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JANUARY 7, 2014Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 153 50 CITRUS COUNTYBCS: Seminoles battle Auburn for national title /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH45LOW27Clouds and sun; breezy and cold.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning TUESDAY INDEX Classifieds . . . .C9 Comics . . . . .C8 Crossword . . . .C7 Community . . . .C6 Editorial . . . .A12 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C8 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C7 Entertainment: Nation & World: Health & Life:Late artist Robert Rauschenbergs trustees want $60 million in fees./ A4 Iraq urges Fallujah to rise up against al-Qaida./ A14 A program for seniors emphasizes ways to control their balance./ C1 State & Local:The Yankees pulled their stadium proposal in Ocala on Monday./ A3 A man of integrity STAFFREPORTHe was a friend, a gentleman, a community servant and a great boss. Friends and co-workers on Monday mourned the loss of Property Appraiser Geoff Greene, who died Sunday at his Lecanto home of an apparent suicide. He would have been 65 on Jan. 19. I have never seen an individual who was more sensitive to people, said Avis Craig, Greenes public affairs director who had known him for more than 30 years. I think the county is really going to suffer a loss for his passing. Deputy property appraiser Les Cook, a 32-year office veteran, said it was a pleasure working with Greene. He was very kind and respectful to all employees, Cook said. He had a great sense of humor. He was very friendly with all the employees. The Citrus County Sheriffs Office is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Greenes death. Deputies responded to Greenes home at on County Road 491 shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday after his wife of MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleLinda Hartman addresses county commissioners in November during a meeting to discuss implementing a Municipal Services Benefit Unit to help support the cost of fire services. CHRISVANORMER Staff writerTaxpayers took a huge hit in 2013 with both a 31 percent millage increase and a flat fee for fire services. While a massive hike in the millage rate may not be in the cards for 2014, taxpayers could face more of the flatfee formula, called a municipal services benefit unit (MSBU). Last year, the MSBU was introduced because the millage increase was not considered adequate to cover the needs of fire protection. An MSBU offers a specific benefit funded by a special assessment that is not related to a taxpayers property value. Even a property owner who paid no ad valorem tax because of exemptions would pay an MSBU. This isnt a way for local government to increase taxes, last years commission chairman Joe Meek said in April when speaking before the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Its a way to equitably distribute the tax burden in the most economically feasible way possible. Since the beginning of the recession in 2008, the tax shortfall had risen each year with declining property values realizing lower revenues. The system of flat fees across the board is one way to project a more stabilized income, particularly with Citrus County losing revenue from its largest taxpayer, Duke Energy. The annual shortfall was a regular hurdle already when the utility challenged its assessment. In April 2012, more than 500 people turned out for a four-and-a-half-hour budget hearing at the Citrus County More MSBUs coming? PATFAHERTY Staff writerAs Duke Energy starts 2014 by declaring a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, Jim Rogers the companys former chairman, president and CEO is looking for a job. Rogers, 66, retired as company chairman Dec. 31. He had been president and CEO until July 1, when he was succeeded by Lynn Good. He served 25 years as CEO of Duke Energy or a predecessor company and achieved a total annual shareholder return of more than 12 percent since 1988. Rogers had emerged as company leader after its July 2012 merger with Progress Energy and the rapid ouster of Progress CEO Bill Johnson, who had initially been selected to head the combined companies. Questions surrounding the merger led to a long investigation by the North Carolina Utilities Commission and a subsequent agreement, which put Rogers on a track to retirement. Following the merger, Rogers became widely known to Citrus County residents as he took an active role in events surrounding the Rogers gone; Duke continues streak Temperatures drop to dangerous levels Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite. Many across the nations midsection went into virtual hibernation, while others dared to venture out in temperatures that plunged well below zero. Im going to try to make it two blocks without turning into crying man, said Brooks Grace, who was bundling up to do some banking and shopping in downtown Minneapolis, where temperatures reached 20 below, with wind chills of minus 50. Its not cold its painful. The mercury also dropped into negative territory in Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago, which set a record for the date at minus 16. Wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Records also fell in Oklahoma and Texas. Forecasters said some 187 million people in all could feel the Arctic blast hits Midwest See GREENE/ Page A2 Property Appraiser Geoff Greene celebrates his victory on Election Night in 2008. Greene, who died Sunday, served five years, having been re-elected without opposition in 2012.Chronicle file Friends, co-workers mourn loss of Property Appraiser Geoff Greene Taxpayers could face more of the flat-fee formula to offset tax shortfall Jim Rogersformer CEO of Duke Energy. See FREEZE/ Page A10 Associated PressDan Matranga delivers the mail Monday in Mundelein, Ill., in the frigid cold. I've been doing this for 34 years, Matranga said as he trudged through the snow. I have to pay the bills. It's not easy, but you deal with it. See DUKE/ Page A2 See MSBU/ Page A2 The Year AHEAD
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Cook last saw him Friday as Greene was leaving the office. He was in good spirits, he said. He was laughing and joking with the staff. It was just another day in the property appraisers office. Greenes attorney, Robert Christensen, said Cook will assume oversight of the office until the governor names an interim property appraiser. That person will serve until the 2014 election. He was a man of integrity, Christiansen said of Greene. If he said it, there were never two sides of it. Cook said he brought the staff together at 8 a.m. Monday. It was an emotional conversation, he said. He was very close to them. The property appraisers office has a staff of 50, including 12 in the Meadowcrest office. Chief Deputy Tonya Caldwell said Greene had an open-door policy to employees and the public. He always answered the phone, How can I help you? He always wanted to make everyone happy, she said. Community leaders said Greenes loss will be felt. Its hard for me to describe in words what a great loss this is for the county, Citrus Hills developer Steve Tamposi said. More than anything, Geoff had the spirit and heart of Citrus County in all his conduct. Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted said Greene brought leadership to the Property Appraisers Office. He stood his ground, Plaisted said. He had backbone. Cook saidnormal operations will continue at the office. Im going to do whatever it takes to maintain the continuity of the office, Cook said. This is a great group of people. We have a lot of depth here. Services for Geoff Greene are pending and are e xpected to occur in midto late January. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Citrus County YMCA, Citrus County Animal Shelter or the Salv ation Army. GREENEContinued from Page A1 Geoff Greeneproperty appraiser died Sunday. Auditorium to consider the ways to handle a $7 million budget shortfall for 2012-13. The gross taxable value for the tax roll dropped from $12.3 billion in 2007-08 to $9.3 billion in 2011-12, a decrease of more than 24.6 percent. The proposed millage rate of 6.5362 was slightly larger than the 2007 rate of 6.3307. Most residents seemed agreeable to the millage rate increase to save the services that were seen to be essential to the quality of life in the county and make the county attractive to new businesses. However, the $7 million shortfall was not the ultimate issue. Nearly two months into the 2012-13 fiscal year, Duke Energy delivered on Nov. 28, 2012, a $19.3 million tax check on a $36 million bill because the utility questioned its assessment. Faced with a $16 million-plus shortfall, commissioners made some cuts and drew what they could on reserves. The 31 percent millage increase and the fire protection services MSBU were among measures to balance the countys budget, regardless of the partial payment from Duke Energy. On July 23, during another hearing at the county auditorium, this time regarding the fire MSBU, Meek said the combination of the increased millage rate and MSBU would reduce the countys dependence on Duke Energy as the largest taxpayer, would diversify the tax base by bringing more residents into it and thereby would fix the structural budget deficit. Meek also said the use of MSBUs would drive down the millage rate in future budgets. Again, at least 500 people attended the public hearing and 93 spoke about the fire services MSBU. After four hours, the public hearing ended with the board voting 3-2 to accept the fee. Commissioners Rebecca Bays and Scott Adams voted against the fee for different reasons. Bays said she would support the fee only if the fire tax went away. Adams said residents couldnt afford a new fee. At a September deadline, 10 people had applied for hardship assistance regarding the fire MSBU. Anticipating a response similar to the fire MSBU, commissioners scheduled the millage rate public hearing on Sept. 12 in the county auditorium again. Although, the millage rate was set at 8.9999 mills, an increase of 31.41 percent over the previous years millage rate of 7.1033 mills, perhaps 100 people attended the hearing. Commissioner John JJ Kenney, the commission chairman for this year, set a goal to start the budget process early again this year, as last years budget was examined through six analysis sessions starting in January. Another goal for 2014 will be to put the county budget online in a userfriendly format to make information-gathering easier for taxpayers. This format will show detailed information on each department and constitutional office, including revenue sources, expenses and staffing information, Kenney said. MSBUs are anticipated for road resurfacing projects. Currently, our road resurfacing program is not in effect, Kenney wrote when setting out his goals as chairman. The board gave direction for a resurfacing program by assessments on county-owned roadways only. I would like for staff to present options on a resurfacing program, including funding, to the board for review. I think it is imperative to look at roads not owned by the county and encourage those residents to consider road assessment for those improvements. The countys relationship with Duke Energy also will have bearing on future tax bills. Although we are still working through issues with Duke Energy, real estate values, economic decline and job opportunities, it is my goal to continue to provide services our citizens need and want and to keep our county a wonderful place to live, Kenney stated. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer @chronicleonline.com. MSBUContinued from Page A1 The 31 percent millage increase and the fire protection MSBU were among measures to balance the countys budget, regardless of partial payment from Duke Ennergy. future of the Crystal River nuclear plant (CR3) and the proposed nuclear plant in Levy County. He made the announcement on Feb. 5, 2013, that Duke would retire CR3. Rogers had previously told the Florida Public Service Commission he was very aware of the role Progress Energy property taxes play in Citrus County. Like some of you, Im looking for a job. On Jan. 1, I wont have a job anymore, Rogers said during a speech to graduates at Clemson Universitys commencement exercises on Dec. 19. Sure, there is a term for this. Its called retirement. But I cannot and will not sit still after Duke. On Friday, as the company announced its dividend of $0.78 per share, it marked the 88th consecutive year that Duke has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on March 17 to shareholders of record at the close of business Feb. 14, 2014.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. DUKEContinued from Page A1 Endangered whooping cranes complete migrationST. MARKS Eight endangered whooping cranes have completed their journey to their winter home on Floridas Gulf Coast. The birds were taught to migrate by humans flying ultralight aircraft. They left Wisconsin in October. On Sunday, they made the final leg of their 1,100-mile trip into St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Its the 13th migration led by aircraft flown by an organization called Operation Migration. Each fall, the group leads a flock of young cranes south to teach them a migration route. The birds are on their own for the return trip north in the spring and subsequent migrations.Court asked to force Scott to pick lieutenant governorTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being sued over his decision to leave the post of lieutenant governor vacant for nearly nine months. A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist on Monday asked the Florida Supreme Court to force Scott to appoint a lieutenant governor within 30 days. Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned last March after she was interviewed by lawenforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing. From wire reports State BRIEFS
JIMCLARK South Marion CitizenThe prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim Monday as the New York Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, requesting the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility if a financing proposal is evident by April2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa Yankees from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a minor league stadium. The site chosen is adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. The city went to the county just a few months ago asking if the county, for tax purposes, would own the stadium and lease it back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of access roads, and the purchase of land by the city at the 42nd Street flyover. Council President John McCleod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission today to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. The city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. At a work session held at the Ocala Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the project. Around theCOUNTY Waterways council to meet in LecantoThe Citrus County Task Force will have its first meeting of 2014 at 2p.m. Monday, Jan.13, at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166. There will be three presentations with questionand-answer periods: Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative update. Springs restoration projects and funding. Chassahowitzka Springs restoration. The 2013 report to the legislature is available on the Southwest Florida Water Management District website under Council Reports. Questions and comments are welcome. Suggestions for projects and ideas for consideration during 2014 are welcome. For information, call Al Grubman at 352-726-2201 or Jennifer Noland at 352726-7211, ext.4378.Flood mitigation grant workshop setQuinton Williams, planning manager for the Bureau of Mitigation, will host a workshop at 2p.m. Thursday, Jan.9, on flood mitigation grants for property owners. The workshop will be at the Inglis Town Hall, 135 County Road 40 W., Inglis.Scouts to honor two Citrus leadersThe local Boy Scouts are going to honor two local leaders as longtime supporters of the organization. The Gulf Ridge Councils Withlacoochee District will host its annual Boy Scouts of America Dinner on Thursday, Feb.13, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. The honorees will be local banker Jack Reynolds and retired banker Paul Perregaux. Both have a long history of leadership with the Scouts. Tables and tickets are available to the event by contacting District Executive Jennifer Siegert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 352-232-0379.Landscaping 101 workshop offeredCitrus County FloridaFriendly Landscaping is offering a free gardening workshop from 2 to 3:30p.m. Tuesday, Jan.21. Landscaping 101 is the first in a series of educational workshops providing guidelines for successful landscape design and planning. This first workshop describes the site evaluation phase of landscape planning. Bring a site plan or aerial photograph of your property to begin the process. A series of five workshops are scheduled providing participants the landscape design skills needed to create attractive and sustainable garden improvements. Classes are at the Citrus County Extension Service Building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 to confirm participation. Citrus Countys Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is a public education and outreach program of the University of Florida funded by Citrus County Utilities. Florida-Friendly Landscaping uses low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices to produce a beautiful landscape. For information about Florida-Friendly Landscaping, visit www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/ waterres/conservation/ conservation.htm. From staff reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Soviet warheads provided electricity PATFAHERTY Staff writerCitrus Countys Cold War connection came to light last week with the closing of a 20-year agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation that emerged from the former Soviet Union. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the agreement provided for the conversion of 500 metric tons of highly enriched Russian uranium from nuclear warheads suitable for fueling U.S. nuclear reactors, including Crystal River. The program became known as the Megatons to Megawatts program. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Com mission, it grew out of the recognition that the former Soviet Unions weapon-grade material supply threatened global security, could depress uranium prices and potentially bankrupt Western energy firms. The agreement provided Russia with a regular supply of currency and the process, known as downblending, of converting the highly enriched uranium to lower enrichments suitable for power plants would employ former Soviet experts. The Crystal River Nuclear Plant, along with Duke Energys other six nuclear plants, have participated in the Megatons to Megawatts program, said Duke spokeswoman Heather Danenhower. The program, a privatepublic partnership, represents one of thenuclear industrys great successes that resulted inmore than 20,000 Russian nuclear warheads being recycled into fuel for nuclear power plants. She said more than 100 of the nuclear reactors in the U.S. have used this fuel to generate clean electricity. In fact, the program has produced approximately 10percent of the electricity usedin Americasince 1995 and represents peaceful reuse of former nuclear weapons material. The program has safely completed more than 250 shipments of low-enriched uranium between Russia and the U.S., and the final shipment arrived in the U.S. on Dec.10, 2013. The effort was privatized in 1998 and shipments to the United States peaked about 2007. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. Keep covered MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleInverness resident Bob Morris covers a poinsettia plant Monday morning in preparation for the severe cold weather the first part of the week. Another hard freeze is forecast overnight, but temperatures will warm rapidly toward the latter part of the week with highs expected to reach near 80 degrees Saturday. Overnight hard freeze expected to break records Associated PressORLANDO Fern growers checked their irrigation systems to make sure they were ready to protect their plants against cold weather and shelters opened around the state Monday as Floridians prepared for freezing weather. A hard freeze warning was issued for the northern half of the state and extended as far south as Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Volusia counties. Emergency management officials warned Monday night was expected to be the coldest night of this winter season, and record-low temperatures were expected to be broken in north Florida. Temperatures were expected to get as low as the upper teens in north Florida, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as zero degrees. Freezing temperatures in north Florida could last for 18 hours overnight Monday and into Tuesday, as well as another 15 hours from Tuesday night into Wednesday. In central Florida, low temperatures were expected to be at or around freezing for up to eight hours overnight Monday and into early Tuesday. Temperatures also were expected to dip below freezing Tuesday night. Temperatures were forecast to be in the upper 30s in South Florida overnight. It is the duration of these freezing temperatures into the late morning and early afternoon in some places that make this weather event so rare, deputy state meteorologist Tiffany Hersey wrote in an email. Floridas citrus crops, which are grown in the southern half of the state, werent expected to be in jeopardy. Manatee refuge at springs might close to public Special to the ChronicleStaff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be monitoring manatee activity inside Three Sisters Springs before sunrise this morning to consider a possible temporary closure. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as 25 degrees and will remain low until mid-day Wednesday. The Kings Bay Manatee Refuge Rule includes a provision that allows the FWS to designate temporary expanded no-entry areas from Nov. 15 through March 31. When evaluating the need to temporarily expand a no-entry area at these sites manatees must exceed the capacity of an existing sanctuary and/or have shifted usage to include areas around an existing sanctuary and/or have shifted usage to specified other manatee use sites. If a temporary closure is implemented, it may last until mid-day Wednesday, when the weather is expected to warm up. However, the potential closure may remain longer depending on manatee numbers and activity. More than 100 manatees were counted inside Three Sisters Springs on early Monday morning when the high was 64 degrees, and many more are expected today. Chuck projectiles before Moon Over the Mounds event Jan. 17 Special to the ChronicleCrystal River Archaeological State Park, 3400 N. Museum Pointe, will host Moon Over the Mounds at 8p.m. Friday, Jan.17. The Pre-Columbian site is thousands of years old and is still shrouded in mystery. Underneath the moonlit sky join Gary Ellis, archaeologist from Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI), or other experienced guides to learn more about mounds. From 4 to 5:30p.m. Jan.17, there will be hands-on activities. Try your marksmanship with archaeologists from Florida Public Archaeology Network by throwing the prehistoric weapon, an atlatl. Learn about ancient tool making and try your hand at making a dugout canoe with Steve Kingery from Crystal River Boat Builders and Gary Ellis. The events are free, but donations are welcome. This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Crystal River State Parks. Friday tours cancelled by weather will be at the same time on Saturday, Jan. 18. To learn more about Moon Over the Mounds, visit: www.floridastateparks.org/ crystalriverarchaeological/ events.cfm www.facebook.com/pages/ Crystal-River-State-Parks-Friends/ 140902829298553 To learn more about the park, visit: www.floridastateparks.org/ crystalriverarchaeological. Yankees pull Ocala stadium proposal
Birthday You must accept the inevitable to bypass some of the frustrations that stand between you and your goals. This year, dig in and do what needs to be done to make way for a brighter future. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Focus on your home and make changes that ease your stress and add to your comfort. Consider a change in direction. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Make innovative moves that will ensure your financial and emotional freedom. Setting a goal can lead to happiness. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Lend a helping hand, and you will make new contacts and win support for your own goals. Opportunity is knocking. Aries (March 21-April 19) Dont let opposition stand between you and what you think is right. Choose your words wisely, and dont mince them. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Keep your eyes open. There will be plenty of obscure movements under way that could go unnoticed if you arent observant. Gemini (May 21-June 20) You need to go where the action is, and dont be afraid to get physical. Participate and make a difference, but dont expect everything to fall into place. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Avoid letting a critic put pressure on you. Concentrate on activities you feel most comfortable doing, or devote some time to a creative hobby. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Make a personal change that will give you something to look forward to. Improve your appeal or fix up a space to help hone your domestic skills. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A positive attitude and a plan will lead to satisfaction and gratification. Love is on the rise, and planning something special for someone will improve your relationship. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Stay calm and be realistic. You mustnt feel threatened or pressured into doing something you dont want to do. Avoid taking on too much or being too accommodating. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Let your concerns be known. Schedule meetings or engage in an activity that will bring you knowledge. Explore your more creative ideas. Someone from your past will help you make a decision. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Make changes at home that will help you feel better about your future. Consider a move to a location that offers greater professional or financial opportunities.TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2014. There are 358 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1789, America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nations first chief executive. On this date: In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiters moons (he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later). In 1894, one of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as Fred Ott was filmed taking a pinch of snuff and sneezing. In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London. In 1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II. In 1963, the U.S. Post Office raised the cost of a first-class stamp from 4 to 5 cents. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush proposed legal status, at least temporarily, for millions of immigrants improperly working in the U.S. Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama met at the White House with Americas four living pres idents: George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. One year ago: The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship. Todays Birthdays: Pop musician Paul Revere is 76. Singer Kenny Loggins is 66. Latin pop singer Juan Gabriel is 64. Actress Erin Gray is 64. Actor Sammo Hung is 62. Actor David Caruso is 58. Talk show host Katie Couric is 57. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is 50. Actor Nicolas Cage is 50. Actor Doug E. Doug is 44. Actor Jeremy Renner is 43. Actor Liam Aiken is 24. Actor Max Morrow is 23. Thought for Today: There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish author (1875-1940).Today inHISTORY CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Todays active pollen: Juniper and elm Todays count: 8.5/12 Wednesdays count: 7.0 Thursdays count: 6.7 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $39.64* 6 months: $70.63* 1 year: $133.87**Subscription price includes a separate charge of .15.5 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-5655 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community ENTERTAINMENT Associated PressCAPTIVA ISLAND Before he died in 2008, pop artist Robert Rauschenberg asked three of his closest friends to oversee his $600 million estate. In a lawsuit that has dragged on for years with Rauschenbergs family and charitable foundation, those friends are asking for $60 million in fees as compensation for administering the trust. The case will likely go to trial this year; a hearing will be held in Lee County court on March 31. At issue is whether the $60 million in fees requested by the trustees is the reasonable fee allowed by Florida law. Bob Rauschenberg believed the trustees he chose were trustworthy friends who understood that the Rauschenberg Foundation was to be Bobs crowning achievement and legacy, said Robert Goldman, the attorney for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The trustees demand for $60 million that would otherwise belong to the foundation is a monstrous affront to Bobs testamentary intent and is not a reasonable trustees fee under Florida law. Rauschenberg spent the last days of his life at his 35acre waterfront compound on Captiva, an exclusive and tropical Gulf Coast island. He died on May 12, 2008, of heart and lung failure, at the age of 82. The artist, who also had a home in New York City, was famous for his use of odd and everyday articles in his paintings, and his unusual style earned him fame as a pioneer in pop art, along with Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol. In the 1950s, Rauschenberg created his White Paintings, modular panels which appear at first to be a blank white canvas. He is also known for his Combines, which are freestanding, mixed media works. In the 1960s, he began incorporating photographs into his art memorably, pictures of John F. Kennedy. He won a 1984 Grammy Award for best album package for the Talking Heads album Speaking in Tongues. After his death, some of Rauschenbergs works soared in value. In 2010, one of his Combine works which had been owned by the late author Michael Crichton sold for $11 million at a Christies auction in New York. The trustees are Darryl Pottorf, Rauschenbergs assistant and companion; Bill Goldston, who was partners with Rauschenberg in an art printing company; and Bennet Grutman, the artists accountant. Attorneys for the trustees couldnt be reached for comment. But court documents show that the trustees believe they are deserving of the fees because they have provided extraordinary services that have greatly enhanced the value of the Trust assets, including reintroducing Rauschenbergs artwork to the market in a prudent manner and under a comprehensive plan, resulting in an increase in value and public appreciation. The trustees also said they had to deal with copyright issues and analyze complex federal and state tax laws. Associated PressArtist Robert Rauschenberg smiles May 19, 2006, during the opening night gala of Robert Rauschenberg: Combines at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles.A4TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 Late artists trustees seeking $60 million in management fees 000GWR7 in Todays Citrus County Chronicle LEGAL NOTICES Notice to Creditors/Administration C12
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Norman Norm Hamill, 82HOMOSASSANorman G. Norm Hamill, 82, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Jan.4, 2014, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he was born Jan. 1, 1932, to George and Eileen (Marston) Hamill, one of two children. Mr. Hamill moved to Florida in 1946 and moved to Homosassa in 1969 from St. Petersburg. Norm, as he was known to many, was a marine contractor most of his working life, having worked for Meisner & MacAvoy in St. Petersburg building docks and seawalls. In 1952 he began Norman G. Hamill Marine Construction in St. Petersburg, a business he owned and operated for 25 years. He also owned and operated shrimp boats throughout Florida and Alabama from 1974 to 1982. Norm was a life member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No.2520, Aripeka, and was also a member of Crystal River Loyal Order of Moose. He was a man known to always give of himself. Norm faithfully supported American Heart Association, National Wild Life, Easter Seals, Children of St. Judes Hospital and also the Annual Toy Run sponsored by Mikes Friendly Pub in Homosassa. Norm is survived by his wife of 32 years (the love of his life), Tracey M. Estep Hamill of Homosassa; his three children, Sharon Estep and Alan Hamill (fianc Laurie Lang), both of Homosassa, Amanda Wagner (husband Carlos), Bowie, Md.; eight grandchildren, including his best buddy, Sequoia Hamill; and 14 greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hamill was preceded in death by a son, George; a brother, Thomas, and two sons-inlaw, Rick and Michael. Friends will be received 1 to 3p.m. Friday, Jan.10, 2014, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, where a celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa Springs. www.wilder funeral.com. Orville Holton, 71BROOKSVILLEOrville GeneHolton, 71, of Brooksville, Fla., died Saturday, Jan.4, 2014, at his home. He came here 65 years ago from his native Wakefield, Ohio. He retired as crew chief from Withlachoocee River Electric Company after serving 421/2 years, and he was a member of Eden Baptist Church, Brooksville. He loved fishing, hunting with his son and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and UnaMae Clark and sister, Faye Steed. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, William and Suzie Holton; daughters and sons-in-law, Delena and Ronnie Walton, Karen and Hugh Adkins; grandchildren, Randy, Ryan, Kensie, Kara, Tyler, Tiffany, Chad, Kevin, Cody, Garrett and Kaely; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Brady, Belle, and Chase. Memorial services will be conducted at 1p.m. Saturday, Jan.11, 2014, at the Eden Baptist Church, Brooksville with the Rev. Damont Drake officiating. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, 352-796-6699, www.merrittfuneral.com. Elizabeth Floyd, 90INVERNESSElizabeth M. Floyd, 90, Inverness, Fla., died Jan.4, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.Edward Ford Jr., 80CRYSTAL RIVEREdward Ford Jr., 80, of Crystal River, Fla., died Friday, Jan.3, 2014, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.Raymond Kraves, 74HOMOSASSAMr. Raymond G. Kraves, age 74 of Homosassa, Florida, died Friday, January 3, 2014 in Inverness, FL. He was born May30, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Steven and Mary Kraves. He worked as the Supervisor for Patrinos Painting, Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Homosassa from Los Angeles, CA in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Linda Lee W. Kraves of Homosassa, FL, 2 daughters, Kimberle Kraves and Karen Kraves, both of Pittsburgh, PA, 2 brothers, Bill (Maria) Kraves of Los Angeles, CA and Bob Kraves of Seattle, WA and 4 grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. John Peritzian, 75John T. Peritzian, 75, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Charlestown, Mass., to the late John and Estelle (Ryan) Peritzian. Mr. Peritzian served as an MBTA police officer and Plymouth, Mass., police K-9 officer, retiring in 1985. He also served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and the Army National Guard, Plymouth, Mass., MP Unit and worked for the NHRA. Mr. Peritzian volunteered time to the Plymouth Carver Youth Group in Massachusetts. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Elizabeth; daughters, LuAnn of Citrus Springs, Stephanie of Gilmer, Texas, Jennifer of Plymouth, Mass., Dorothy of Inverness, Beth of Rindge, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three nephews in Massachusetts, Robert, John C. and James K. OLeary. The family invites their friends to join them in celebration of his life at 5p.m. Jan.11, 2014, at Unity of Citrus County Church, West Woodview Lane in Lecanto. The family also suggests memorial donations, may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or hospiceof citrus.org. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, 352-489-2429. James Luckey, 91OCALAJames William Luckey, 91, of Ocala, Fla., died Jan.5, 2014, in Lecanto. Private burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, in charge of arrangements. Anne Triolo, 84CRYSTAL RIVERAnne M. Triolo, 84, of Crystal River, Fla., died Monday, Jan.6, 2014, at Hospice House of Citrus County in Lecanto. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.Deborah Willy, 63HERNANDODeborah Willy, 63, of Hernando, Fla., died Jan.3, 2014, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness. She was born June1, 1950, in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Arthur and Ima Halstead. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Thomas Willy of Hernando; sister, Beverly Hamann of Norfolk, Va.; and brother, Paul Warren of Norfolk, Va. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Leonard Weisman, 98CRYSTAL RIVERLeonard M. Weisman was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug.16, 1915, to Louis and Anna Weisman. In World War II, he did critical work supplying industry with scrap copper and other metals. After the war, his wideranging business interests took him to the Far East, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He moved to Crystal River in 1979, joining daughter, the novelist Gay Courter, and her filmmaker husband Philip. He loved sailing and gardening. He provided college scholarships and educational incentives to many and was known as Grampy to children worldwide. His wife Elise, his brothers Harry and Sidney, and his sister Leah precede him in death. He leaves daughters, Gay Courter (Philip) of Crystal River; Dr. Robin Madden, a pediatrician (Joshua) of Ellicott City, Md.; foster daughter, Jennifer Su (Kendall) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; grandchildren, Blake, Joshua, Ashley, Eli, Zachary, Adrienne, and Jonathan; and greatgrandchildren, Aisling, Dervla, Ethan and Skyler. Donations may be made to any organization for children or Voices for Children of Central Florida (http://www.voicesofcentral fl.com/donations.html). Arrangements are entrusted to Fero Funeral Home, www.ferofuneral home.com. 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DUI arrest Mary Ellis, 48, of South Estate Point, Inverness, at 1:42 a.m. Jan. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, Ellis was stopped for not having a tag light. She was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Tests of her breath showed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.165 percent and 0.168 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500.Domestic battery arrests Dominick Cassabria, 62, of Beverly Hills, at 11:35 a.m. Jan. 3 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Walter Peacock, 56, of Beverly Hills, at 10:45 p.m. Jan. 3 on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. No bond. Joseph Jarrell, 45, of Crystal River, at 12:41 a.m. Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Tabetha Kajander-Lowe, 26, of Homosassa, at 2:05 a.m. Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Carla Hafner, 36, of Hernando, at 6:07 p.m. Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. David Kinney, 42, of Lecanto at 7:59 p.m. Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond.Other arrests Shanna Houle, 29, of East Grayson Street, Inverness, at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 3 on an active Lake County warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of grand theft. Bond was denied. Donald Hrenyk Jr., 42, of West Rochelle Street, Homosassa, at 10:47 a.m. Jan. 3 on an Ottawa County, Mich., warrant for failure to pay child support, and is listed as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied Thomas De Angeli, 43, of West Montyce Court, Crystal River, at 1 p.m. Jan. 3 on an active Marion County warrant for three counts of obtaining property by means of a worthless check. According to his arrest affidavit, De Angeli was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of his arrest. Bond $450. Sarah Wolford, 27, of North Reynolds Avenue, Crystal River, at 3:43 p.m. Jan. 3 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of grand theft. Bond was denied. Vicki Howington, 28, of South Premiere Avenue, Homosassa, at 9 p.m. Jan. 3 on felony charges of trafficking in stolen property and retail theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Howington is accused of shoplifting household goods, valued at $316.90, from the Homosassa Walmart, then returning the items for store credit. Bond $12,000. Jason Jones, 31, of West Dunklin Street, Dunnellon, at 10:50 p.m. Jan. 3 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. According to his arrest affidavit, Jones was stopped at a vehicle safety checkpoint and methamphetamine, crack cocaine and a glass pipe were discovered. Bond $10,500. Anthony Orfin Jr., 58, of West Olive Branch Loop, Crystal River, at 6:20 p.m. Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence. He was also charged with misdemeanor violation of probation. According to his arrest affidavit, Orfin locked himself in his home then ran out the back in an attempt to flee deputies serving a warrant. Bond $5,105. Mark Vandervoort Jr., 46, of Homosassa, at 10:25 p.m. Jan. 4 on misdemeanor charges of possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000. Dustin Klotz, 24, of South Desoto Street, Beverly Hills, and Garry Lane III 26, of Hayward Road, Spring Hill, at 2:47 a.m. Jan. 5 on felony charges of failure to stop for a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor charges of reckless driving. According to their arrest affidavits, they are accused of driving motorcycles at a high rate of speed in Homosassa and attempting to elude deputies by going off road and entering Bluebird Springs Park. Bond was set at $5,250 for each. Anthony Khollman, 39, of East Partridge Lane, Floral City, at 6:20 a.m. Jan. 5 on felony charges of grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. According to his arrest affidavit, Khollman is accused of breaking into a 1994 white Chevrolet Camaro, and stealing an iPod and a wallet containing cash and miscellaneous identification cards. The victims drivers license, his wallet and the IPod were discovered in Khollmans vehicle during a consensual inspection of a suspicious vehicle parked at The Wishing Stone Tavern in Floral City. He was charged with an additional felony grand theft for items found in a Walmart bag with no receipt. Bond $7,000. Brandy Yancey, 28, of East Partridge Lane, Floral City, at 6:20 a.m. Jan. 5 on a felony charge of grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Yancey is accused of shoplifting multiple items, including a bed comforter set, a computer printer, monitor, and keyboard, from Walmart. The items were discovered during a consensual inspection of a suspicious vehicle parked at The Wishing Stone Tavern in Floral City. Bond $2,000. George Carreker Jr., 39, of South Mason Creek Road, Homosassa, at 11:39 a.m. Jan. 5 on a misdemeanor charges of retail petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Carreker is accused of shoplifting seven boxes of Smart Sense anti-diarrheal medication, valued at $104.93, from the Crystal River Kmart. Bond $250. Randall Renes Jr., 24, of West Green Acres Street, Homosassa, at 12:10 p.m. Jan. 5 on a felony charge of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of knowingly driving while his license was suspended. According to his arrest affidavit, Renes is accused of stealing four large mud tires and rims, valued at $2,000. A witness was able to provide the Minnesota tag number of the possible vehicle involved, and a deputy spotted the vehicle in Homosassa and pulled it over. Renes was also charged with violation of probation stemming from an original charge of aggravated stalking. Bond was denied. Jeremiah Strain, 27, of West Doe Lane, Homosassa, at 12:44 p.m. Jan. 5 on a felony charge of grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Strain, along with Randall Renes Jr., is accused of stealing four large mud tires and rims, valued at $2,000. He was released on his own recognizance. David Fishman, 25, of West Tidewater Circle, Crystal River, at 11:19 p.m. Jan. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. Bond $500.Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A vehicle burglary was reported at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the 6800 block of S. Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. A vehicle burglary was reported at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 500 block of N. Palm Ridge Ave., Crystal River. A vehicle burglary was reported at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 1900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. A residential burglary was reported at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the 6300 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 10:06 a.m. Jan. 4 in the 8000 block of E. Penbrook Lane, Floral City. A residential burglary was reported at 12:29 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 300 block of Little Ave., Inverness. A vehicle burglary was reported at 9:17 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. A vehicle burglary was reported at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in the 6100 block of E. Plum St., Inverness.Thefts An auto theft was reported at 9:41 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the 3300 block of S. Kings Ave., Homosassa. A larceny petit theft was reported at 10:53 a.m. Jan. 3 in the 9400 block of E. Turner Camp Road, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 700 block of W. Homeway Loop, Dunnellon. A grand theft was reported at 4:07 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 1400 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Crystal River. A grand theft was reported at 9:38 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the 11400 block of W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 6:42 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 300 block of S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 10:43 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in the 1800 block of N.W. U.S. 19, Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 1300 block of N. Balko Path, Lecanto. An auto theft was reported at 7:29 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 1000 block of E. Figaro Court, Hernando. A petit theft was reported at 6:07 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the 4000 block of N. Calumet Terrace, Hernando. A8TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL 000H2PY ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY Health & Wellcare Services of Florida, Inc. 5915 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 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effects of the polar vortex by the time it spread across the country on Monday night and Tuesday. Record lows were possible in the East and South, with highs in the single digits expected Tuesday in Georgia and Alabama. Below-zero wind chills were forecast up and down the coast, including minus 10 in Atlanta and minus 12 in Baltimore. From the Dakotas to Maryland, schools and day care centers shut down. You definitely know when you are not wearing your thermal undergarments, said Staci Kalthoff, who raises cattle with her husband on a 260-acre farm in Albany, Minn., where the temperature hovered around 24 below zero and winds made it feel like minus 46. You have to dress really, really warm and come in more often and thaw out everything. Even with this nostrilfreezing cold, the family still prefers winter over summer. You can always put on more layers, she said. When it gets hot, you can only take off so much. For a big swath of the Midwest, the subzero cold moved in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. Nearly 3,200 flights one out of every 10 domestic departures were canceled Monday morning, following a weekend of travel disruption across the U.S. Airline officials said de-icing fluid was freezing, fuel was pumping sluggishly, and ramp workers were having difficulty loading and unloading luggage. Authorities in Indiana and Kentucky where temperatures dropped into the single digits and below, with wind chills in the minus 20s and worse warned people not to leave their homes at all unless they needed to go someplace safer. Utility crews worked to restore power to more than 40,000 Indiana customers affected by the weekend storm and cautioned that some people could be in the cold and dark for days. Ronald G. Smith Sr. took shelter at an Indianapolis Red Cross after waking up the previous night with the power out and his cat, Sweet Pea, agitated in the darkness. The screen door blew open and woke me up, and it was cold and dark. I got dressed and I was scared, thinking, What am I going to do? My cat knew something was wrong. He was jumping all over the place, Smith said. This is brutal cold. The cold is what makes this so dangerous. Even after Indianapolis lifted a travel ban, officials urged residents to stay home for their own safety and that of police and other emergency workers. Its still slick out there, said Marc Lotter, a spokesman for the mayor. Its just not safe for people to be out on the streets. Many other cities came to a virtual standstill. In St. Louis, where more than 10 inches of snow fell, the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo were closed, along with shopping malls and movie theaters. Even Hidden Valley Ski Resort, the regions only ski area, shut down. Officials in Chicago and other cities checked on the homeless and shut-ins for fear they might freeze to death on the street or in their homes. Between a heater that barely works and his drafty windows, Jeffery Davis decided he would be better off sitting in a downtown Chicago doughnut shop for three hours Monday until it was time to go to work. He threw on two pairs of pants, two T-shirts, at least three jackets, two hats, a pair of gloves, the thickest socks youd probably ever find and boots, and trudged to the train stop in his South Side neighborhood that took him to within a few blocks of the library where he works. I never remember it ever being this cold, said Davis, 51. Im flabbergasted. Elnur Toktombetov, a Chicago taxi driver, hit the road with hot tea and doughnuts, and an hour into his shift, his cabs windows were still coated with ice on the inside. People are really happy to catch the cab. And I notice they really tip well, he said. Only a few hardy souls braved the cold on the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, normally a busy pedestrian area. Many people downtown used the extensive heated skyway system, where it is warm enough to walk around in office attire. Nearly all stores on the skyway were open as usual. Jersey Devil Pizza & Wings was not. Apologies ... We are East Coast wimps. Too cold! Stay safe, see you Tuesday, read a sign taped to the door.A10TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLENATION/STATE THERES RETIREMENT. AND THEN THERES Providence Independence. Only 21 easy miles from downtown Inverness and well worth a visit! 7676 Rio Grande Blvd. Wildwood, FL 34785 www.providenceindependence.com You deserve a break without giving up your independence. Full Kitchens Washer & Dryer in Each Apartment Unique All Day Dining in our Restaurant Pet Friendly And so much more! Call 352-748-0682 today to tour and enjoy lunch on us. Like us on Facebook Planned to perfection with you in mind. 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The rocket is carrying the THAICOM 6 telecommunications satellite. Launch successful Associated PressLA BELLE An endangered Florida panther that was rescued as a kitten has died less than a year after being released back into the wild, officials said Monday. The young male panthers radio collar alerted officials Friday that the animal was not moving and could be dead, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carli Segelson. The lethargic panther was found on private land in Hendry County and taken to a veterinary clinic, where it died Saturday, Segelson said. The panther had been in the same general area for the previous five days, but the cause of death wasnt immediately clear, Segelson said. It was in an area with abundant deer and wild hog populations, and its movements were typical for a male panther. A necropsy is planned in Gainesville. The panther and its sister were rescued by wildlife officials in September 2011 in Collier County after their mother was found dead. They were raised in captivity before being released separately last year. Instead of releasing the male in southwest Florida, where the core population of panthers are found, officials took it to Palm Beach County to the eastern edge of known panther breeding grounds. Young males can be attacked and killed by larger, older panthers securing their territory, and officials wanted to give this panther more space to roam in an area with fewer competitors. Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild, and its rare for the big cats to be cared for in captivity and then released. Panther released into the wild last year has died
BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 A11 Money&MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,600 1,650 1,700 1,750 1,800 1,850 JASOND 1,800 1,840 1,880 S&P 500Close: 1,826.77 Change: -4.60 (-0.3%) 10 DAYS 14,500 15,000 15,500 16,000 16,500 17,000 JASOND 16,160 16,380 16,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 16,425.10 Change: -44.89 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced1443 Declined1670 New Highs137 New Lows13 Vol. (in mil.)3,178 Pvs. Volume2,734 2,147 1,633 937 1629 133 14 NYSE NASD DOW 16532.9916405.5216425.10-44.89-0.27%-0.91% DOW Trans.7374.997228.937234.03-93.34-1.27%-2.25% DOW Util.483.05480.28482.30+0.90+0.19%-1.69% NYSE Comp.10329.9610262.9210270.05-26.72-0.26%-1.25% NASDAQ4139.784103.754113.68-18.23-0.44%-1.51% S&P5001837.161823.731826.77-4.60-0.25%-1.17% S&P4001337.971324.971325.21-8.57-0.64%-1.29% Wilshire 500019600.8519455.3119481.35-60.38-0.31%-1.14% Russell 20001159.831147.071147.13-8.77-0.76%-1.42% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD StocksRecap AK Steel Hold AKS2.7698.47 7.80-.29 -3.6tst-4.9+75.1dd... AT&T Inc T32.76439.00 34.96+.16 +0.5sst-0.6+4.5261.84f Ametek Inc AME38.20662.05 51.88-.29 -0.6tst-1.5+36.2260.24 Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD83.949106.83 102.54-1.20 -1.2trt-3.7+22.43.03e Bank of America BAC10.98016.50 16.66+.25 +1.5sss+7.0+37.5220.04 Capital City Bank CCBG10.12613.08 11.82-.01 -0.1tss+0.4+2.439... CenturyLink Inc CTL29.93242.01 31.67+.07 +0.2sst-0.6-15.1dd2.16 Citigroup C40.28053.68 53.81+.41 +0.8sss+3.3+29.1140.04 Commnwlth REIT CWH15.43726.38 23.09-.06 -0.3ttt-0.9+49.5cc1.00 Disney DIS50.18076.70 75.82-.29 -0.4tst-0.8+50.3220.86f Duke Energy DUK64.16475.46 67.96+.04 +0.1stt-1.5+9.5203.12 EPR Properties EPR45.70361.18 49.49+.16 +0.3sts+0.7+13.7203.16 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM84.799101.74 99.66+.15 +0.2sst-1.5+15.2102.52 Ford Motor F12.10618.02 15.58+.07 +0.5sts+1.0+18.2120.40 Gen Electric GE20.68928.09 27.26-.22 -0.8tst-2.7+34.0200.88f HCAHoldings Inc HCA31.64049.52 48.53-.24 -0.5tss+1.7+54.115... Hlth Mgmt Asc HMA8.76617.28 13.32-.07 -0.5tss+1.7+40.2cc... Home Depot HD62.38082.57 81.10-.79 -1.0tst-1.5+31.8221.56 Intel Corp INTC20.10026.04 25.46-.32 -1.2tst-1.9+25.1140.90 IBM IBM172.574215.90 186.00-.64 -0.3tst-0.8-2.5133.80 LKQ Corporation LKQ20.09934.32 31.66-.60 -1.9ttt-3.8+44.532... Lowes Cos LOW34.43852.08 48.26-.69 -1.4tst-2.6+38.4230.72 McDonalds Corp MCD89.255103.70 95.85-.69 -0.7tst-1.2+10.0173.24f Microsoft Corp MSFT26.28838.98 36.13-.78 -2.1ttt-3.4+39.0131.12 Motorola Solutions MSI53.28967.67 65.92-.28 -0.4tst-2.3+20.2171.24 NextEra Energy NEE70.38889.75 84.40+.04 ...rst-1.4+23.4192.64 Penney JC Co Inc JCP6.24223.10 8.67-.07 -0.8tst-5.2-56.5dd... Piedmont Office RT PDM14.62321.09 16.37-.08 -0.5ttt-0.9-4.7300.80 Regions Fncl RF7.13910.52 10.07+.20 +2.0sss+1.8+36.0130.12 Sears Holdings Corp SHLD38.88367.50 44.78-1.35 -2.9ttt-8.7+9.2dd... Smucker, JM SJM87.975114.72 100.90-.61 -0.6ttt-2.6+16.3192.32 Texas Instru TXN31.39044.09 42.93-.36 -0.8ttt-2.2+39.1281.20 Time Warner TWX48.55970.77 68.16-.51 -0.7tst-2.2+40.3171.15 UniFirst Corp UNF79.329108.27 103.11-2.11 -2.0tst-3.6+28.7180.15 Verizon Comm VZ41.50654.31 48.69+.27 +0.6stt-0.9+14.6692.12 Vodafone Group VOD24.42039.44 38.74+.33 +0.9sst-1.5+57.91.61e WalMart Strs WMT67.72881.37 78.21-.44 -0.6ttt-0.6+17.0151.88 Walgreen Co WAG37.43960.93 57.14+.32 +0.6sst-0.5+53.5201.26 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest Dividend Footnotes: a Extra dividends were paid, but are not included. b Annual rate plus stock. c Liquidating dividend. e Amount declared or paid in last 12 months. f Current annual rate, which was increased by most recent dividend announcement. i Sum of dividends paid after stock split, no regular rate. j Sum of dividends paid this year. Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, 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. Liberty Media, which owns about 53 percent of the online radio company, wants to take full control in a $23 billion deal. Morgan Stanley is the latest to downgrade the social media site, pointing to the difficulty of growing in such a crowded space. The clothier goes hostile in its bid for Jos. A. Bank with a $1.61 billion offer and announced plans to nominate two board members. The appliance and electronics retailer issued revenue and earnings guidance well below Wall Street expectations as holiday sales fell short. The Internet radio company continues to hold off iTunes Radio and announced an in-car ad platform at the International CES. Stocks ended lower Monday, with industrial stocks and raw materials producers posting the biggest declines. Traders also weighed mixed economic data on service companies, which grew at a steady but slower pace in December; and factory orders, which rose in November. 20 25 30 $35 OND Pandora MediaP Close: $31.49 3.90 or 14.1% $10.00$32.45 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 28.9m (3.2x avg.) $6.12 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 10 15 $20 OND hhgreggHGG Close: $12.93 -0.67 or -4.9% $6.87$20.75 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 1.5m (4.5x avg.) $400.27 m 52-week range PE: Yield: 14.5 ... 40 45 50 $55 OND Mens WearhouseMW Close: $51.68 1.09 or 2.2% $27.47$52.72 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 1.0m (0.7x avg.) $2.45 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 23.1 1.4% 20 40 60 $80 OND TwitterTWTR Close: $66.29 -2.71 or -3.9% $38.80$74.73 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 27.2m (2.0x avg.) $36.11 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 3.0 3.5 4.0 $4.5 OND Sirius XM HoldingsSIRI Close: $3.83 0.26 or 7.3% $2.95$4.18 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 405.1m (7.0x avg.) $23.5 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 54.7 ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.96 percent Monday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 3.25 3.25 3.25 .13 .13 .13 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill.040.06-0.02.06 6-month T-bill.070.08-0.01.11 52-wk T-bill.100.11-0.01.13 2-year T-note.400.40....27 5-year T-note1.661.74-0.08.81 10-year T-note2.963.00-0.041.90 30-year T-bond3.903.93-0.033.10 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.713.74-0.032.70 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.135.15-0.024.10 Barclays USAggregate2.502.50...1.82 Barclays US High Yield5.605.62-0.025.90 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.564.55+0.013.81 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.901.92-0.021.09 Barclays US Corp3.263.26...2.76 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil slipped Monday, as global supplies continue to be seen as sufficient enough to meet growing demand. Palladium led gains among metals. Crops were mixed. 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Interestrates Associated PressNEW YORK The Standard & Poors 500 index notched its worst start to a year in almost a decade Monday, closing lower for the third straight trading day. Although the declines for stocks in the New Year have been modest, the direction has been consistently down. The Standard & Poors 500 index has fallen 1.2 percent from its most recent record close on Dec. 31. The performance is a contrast to last year, when the S&P 500 surged almost 30 percent, its best annual gain since 1997. The banner year ended with the stock market climbing to record levels amid signs that the economy was strengthening. The market is basically looking for additional confirmation of economic strength and maybe marking time as it catches its breath from a pretty strong run at year-end, said Jim Russell, a regional investment director at US Bank. The Standard & Poors 500 fell 4.60 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,826.77. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 44.89, or 0.3 percent, to 16,425.10. The Nasdaq composite fell 18.23, or 0.4 percent, to 4,113.68. The weak start to the year is not a good omen for stock investors. The last time the S&P 500 dropped on the opening three trading days of the year in 2005, the index climbed just 3 percent for the whole year. Despite the slow start, many analysts say its too early to call a change in the markets upward trend. Reports on the economy Monday contained some hopeful signs. U.S. service companies grew at a steady but slightly slower pace in December. Sales dipped and new orders dropped to a four-year low, according to a report from the Institute for Supply Management. The report suggests that growth may remain modest in the coming months. Factory orders climbed 1.8 percent in November, led by a surge in aircraft demand, the Commerce Department said. The most closely watched economic report of the week will come on Friday when the Labor Department is scheduled to release its jobs survey for December. Thats going to influence the Feds decisions on how fast to reduce its bond purchases in the coming months. Company earnings reports also start coming out this week, providing another catalyst that may lift the market. Alcoa, a former Dow stock, will be one of the first major companies to report its fourth quarter earnings after the close of trading on Thursday. This downturn is persisting a little bit more than I would expect, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. Between the jobs report Friday and earnings results next week, we will have a much better idea of the drivers of the market. Among the winners on Monday were mens clothing retailers Mens Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank. Both stocks rose after Mens Wearhouse announced a $1.61 billion hostile bid early Monday for its smaller rival. The offer came four months after Jos. A. Bank had made its own takeover bid for Mens Wearhouse. That offer was rejected and Mens Wearhouse bid for Jos. A. Bank instead. After failing to reach a deal, Mens Wearhouse is now going directly to its rivals shareholders. Jos. A. Bank rose $2.46, or 4.5 percent, to $56.87. Mens Wearhouse climbed $1.09 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $51.68. Satellite radio company sirius XM was another stock that rose on takeover news. Sirius climbed 26 cents, or 7.3 percent, to $3.83 after Liberty Media said late Friday that it wants to take full ownership of the satellite radio company in a deal that would value Sirius at nearly $23 billion. In government bond trading, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.96 percent from 3 percent on Friday. Among other stocks making big moves:Best Buy, one of best performers in the S&P 500 last year, slipped $1.27, or 3.1 percent, to $39.41 after Hhgregg, a competitor, said it expects to report lower holiday sales.PetSmart fell $2.03, or 2.8 percent, to $69.76 after analysts at Deutsche Bank advised their clients to sell the companys stock, predicting the pet retailer will struggle as it faces increased competition. Stock market still listless for 2014 Associated PressWASHINGTON The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central banks efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated by the Great Recession and the Feds efforts to combat it. Senators confirmed her by 56-26, with numerous absences caused by airline flight delays forced by arctic temperatures around much of the country. All 45 voting Democrats were joined by 11 Republicans in supporting Yellen, while 26 Republicans voted no. Vice chair of the Fed since 2010, Yellen begins her four-year term as leader of the century-old bank on Feb. 1. With the economy rebounding from the depths of the recession but only modestly so far, many economists expect her to focus on how to nurture growth without putting it into overdrive, which could risk fueling inflation. The big debate will be when the Fed should tighten and how much, rather than when to step on the gas pedal and how hard, predicted Bill Cheney, chief economist for John Hancock Financial Services, who envisions a growing economy this year. Under Bernanke, the Fed has driven short-term interest rates down to near zero and flushed money into the economy with huge bond purchases, which it has just started to ease. Yellen, a strong Bernanke ally, has supported those policies and is expected to continue them until concrete signs emerge of sustained improvement of the economy and job market. In a written statement, President Barack Obama said Yellens approval means the American people will have a fierce champion who will protect them. I am confident that Janet will stand up for American workers, protect consumers, foster the stability of our financial system and help keep our economy growing for years to come, Obama said. Lobbyists for the banking and financial services sectors issued statements pledging to work with Yellen. Both industries have led a fight to water down restrictions imposed by Obamas 2010 law overhauling how the nations financial system is regulated. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Yellen previously headed the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, chaired President Bill Clintons Council of Economic Advisers and has been an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Yellen, who as an academic has focused on unemployment and its causes, is considered a dove who wants the Fed more focused on creating jobs because unemployment is high and inflation is low. Hawks on these issues prefer a stronger emphasis on preventing inflation. In brief debate on her nomination, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, lauded Yellen, who was one of the first to warn in 2007 of a housing bubble that could burst and damage the entire economy. Senate confirms Yellen to head Federal Reserve Associated PressJanet Yellen smiles Nov. 14 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Yellen was approved Monday by the Senate as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. Will become first woman to lead central bank
OPINION Page A12TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 Our mission, our beliefI would like to thank the Citrus County Chroniclefor their timely reporting of the imprisonment of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in the Dec. 25, 2013, issue Group making thunder about POW. The word thunder in the article refers to the organization, Rolling Thunder Inc. The mission statement of Rolling Thunder is as follows: Rolling Thunder Incs major function is to publicize the POW/MIA issue. To educate the public of the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. To help correct the past and to protect the future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder is a nonprofit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA issue. To clarify, Rolling Thunder Inc. is not designated as a motorcycle club or veterans group. While many are veterans who ride motorcycles, there are also many concerned citizens who are not veterans and do not ride motorcycles. This is an important fact not to be overlooked. In our own Rolling Thunder Florida, Chapter 7, of Citrus County, there are many members who arrive at monthly meetings and chapter events in cars. Their dedication is to all our veterans, even if they personally have not seen military duty. They are valuable members, much appreciated and needed. As stated in Rolling Thunder literature, ... members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans. In helping all our veterans, active military and their families, Rolling Thunder has donated time and monies for food, clothing and other essentials. Included are womens crisis centers and needs of children. Rolling Thunder reaches out to many, to bring awareness and to offer help and comfort. We encourage all to join us in these efforts. I will end as I began: Remember Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl help bring him home.Mary Ann Soloway member, Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 7, Citrus Springs Its just one of countless holiday cards, stacked in a basket on our hall table. Our friends Kevin and Grant are holding their twin sons, Gustav and Alton, while each toddler clutches a brightly colored leaf in his tiny hand. Yes, 2013 has been the worst year of President Obamas tenure and the country is in a sour mood. By a margin of more than 2 to 1, Americans think were headed in the wrong direction. This Congress has been the least productive in history, and its favorable rating stands at a dismal 13 percent. But in one important way, 2013 has been the best year ever: the advancement of gay rights. A federal judge last week made Utah the 18th state to sanction gay marriage, and Gallup reports that public opinion on gay marriage has reached a tipping point, whereby the majority now clearly supports it. That Christmas card explains why. Many Americans got ones like it this year, and whats so significant about them is that theyre now so ordinary. Gay couples are our friends and neighbors, relatives and coworkers. And they are caring for each other and their children with the same devotion as any straight family. The Utah ruling is only the latest landmark in a year filled with them:A half-dozen states expanded marriage rights and close to half of all Americans now live in states that offer some protection for gay couples, according to the website Freedom to Marry.Pope Francis extended a hand of welcome to gay Catholics in July, saying, If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldnt be marginalized ... Theyre our brothers.The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June that had barred legally married same-sex couples from receiving a host of federal benefits. That ruling has triggered many changes. Just last week, reports The Washington Post, the U.S. Navy announced it would provide military benefits to gay couples stationed in Japan after previously denying dependent status to same-sex spouses there.President Obama named three openly gay athletes to his official delegation at the Sochi Olympics in February. We dont make distinctions on the basis of sexual orientation, Obama told a year-end news conference. And thats a value that I think is at the heart of not just America but American sports. With seven out of 10 Americans under 30 supporting gay marriage, Republican strategists are increasingly worried that the issue will spell political trouble for the GOP in the future. Opposing freedom to marry is a loser for our party and serves to drive away a growing number of voters who have turned the page, David Kochel, a Romney adviser in Iowa, told the AP Whats behind this stunning shift is simply experience. Conservatives have always argued that same-sex unions demean and degrade traditional marriage, but exactly the opposite is true. These couples are not tearing down the institution. Theyre rushing to join it. In Utah, hundreds of couples flooded government offices applying for marriage licenses within hours of the judges ruling. Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, home to the Mormon Church, one of the nations most conservative denominations, called the scene thrilling pandemonium. We knew it was something we had to do, Jeffrey Gomez told The New York Timesafter leaving work and rushing to the city clerks office with his partner, James Goodman. This is my home, and I never thought Id be able to get married here. I feel like a real person. A series of court rulings have reflected and reinforced these human emotions. In the Utah case, for instance, Judge Robert J. Shelby strongly rejected the notion that couples like Gomez and Goodman were somehow threatening traditional values. The states current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry, he wrote, and in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason. Too often in the past year, on too many issues, public policy has been dominated by ideological crusaders. When it comes to gay marriage, however, reason and reality have frequently triumphed. This year, for the first time, many gays and lesbians felt like real people in the eyes of the law. And many kids like Gustav and Alton, the tots on our Christmas card, are growing up in real families recognized and respected by their community and their country.Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at email@example.com. If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isnt thinking.George S. Patton, 1885-1945 Three cheers for gay marriage 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 DRYING UP Water demand will exceed supply by 2035 We have a water problem. Is this news? No. Is there a general feeling of urgency about addressing it? Again, no. Should there be? Absolutely yes. Its puzzling to see such complacency about what could become the greatest threat to our states economic well-being, not to mention our personal comfort or even survival. Citrus County is fortunate to have a number of passionate, knowledgeable water advocates among our residents. Youve seen columns theyve written, or news stories about them, or maybe you attended meetings where they spoke. The message is the same whether its about water supply or water quality concerning our springs, rivers, groundwater, runoff, the aquifer or watersheds. Our water resources are being depleted and degraded. This is real. If we dont take immediate, significant steps, our water problems will assume crisis proportions. The St. Johns Water Management District recently issued a grim prediction to its constituents, who live in the segment of the state from the Georgia border to well south of the Cape, and west to include most of Marion and Lake counties. Their bad news is that water demand will outstrip supply by 2035, and the gap cannot be closed by conservation practices alone. That dark prediction should alarm the folks who live in those counties, but it should alarm us, too. Water doesnt observe artificial district boundaries, so the righthere-right-now problems of our neighbors could be ours tomorrow. For example, remember not too long ago when saltwater intrusion into wells required Levy Countys Cedar Key community to truck in its potable water? The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) that serves Citrus County includes Levy and Sumter counties, portions of Marion and Lake, and all the way south to Charlotte County. Its new strategic plan for the Districts northern planning region our area says that demand for water here could be met with fresh groundwater if the regions considerable potential for reuse and conservation were realized. Thats a big if but we need to make it happen, immediately. After all, the whole point is to avoid getting into a crisis situation. Undoing massive problems, if its possible at all, costs more and takes longer than anyone imagines. Its like with your home, car or body pay attention, practice proper maintenance and be proactive about possible issues so the avoidable problems dont become emergencies. How do we address our water problem to avoid the crisis? Work it from both ends: the policy and the practical. Tell your state legislators how much you care and urge them to stem the trend of dismantling regulations and agencies meant to preserve and protect our water resources. That goes for Gov. Rick Scott, too. Take a look at the SWFWMD website, packed with great information. Take a special look at the 2014 2018 strategic plan to educate yourself on all the moving parts of this intricate puzzle thats water in Florida. See www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ about/strategic-plan. Next, consider all the ways you can conserve water. SWFWMD has a list on its website of the many ways you can do your part at home, at school, or at work. Urge your neighbors to do their part, as well. See www.swfwmd. state.fl.us/conservation. Contact the Citrus County Water Resources Department. Visit the office at the Lecanto Government Building, or call 352-527-7684. Theres lots of good information about water conservation and Florida Friendly Landscaping on the website at www.citruscountyfl.org/ waterres/conservation/ conservation.htm. THE ISSUE:Floridas water problems no longer a future threat.OUR OPINION:Act now or pay later. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352-563-5660.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .LETTER to the Editor Yes to harness trackIn reference to the Sound Off concerning the harness racing track: I think its an excellent idea. However, I think any location that places it too near a populated area without ample roadways would be counterproductive. A location near Inverness would potentially cause such bad traffic congestion it would be a deterrent to success. I imagine a location accessible to the Sunshine Parkway located near the last exit at (U.S.) 98. The land appears plentiful; the access is obvious. This would put it close enough to Hernando and Pasco counties, as well as the Tampa area. Any location near a main highway is desi rable. If Citrus County wants to benefit from this type of establishment, it should act now before another municipality gets the same idea. 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 Cokie and Steven RobertsOTHER VOICES CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE
ACA not so lovableThis is a short rebuttal to Cheryl Seronicks letter of Dec. 26, 2013, Public will love new health law. First, 1.2 million people have signed up in the first two months (600,000 per month). We have approximately 330 million (100,000 families) in the U.S. At this rate it would take 167 months to sign up everyone. About the president lying, here are the facts for my case. Present insurance was cancelled. Best deal for equivalent insurance costs $198/month, $2,376 more per year. Love the new law? As to the GOP fabrications about maternity coverage, I would guess there are a few Democrats in the Catholic religion and the church has always been against Obamacare. I dont claim to know about the Heritage Foundation, but ACA has been referred to as Obamas signature legislation since day one. Last, but not least, is it possible then-Gov. Romney had anything to do with the success of the Massachusettss Health Plan?Dean S. Hagen DunnellonGrateful for small-town valuesMy name is Sharon Scruggs. My partner, David Hayden, and I are the owners of a trackless kiddie train. This year we had the privilege of participating in many holiday festivals and parades. Among them were the Crystal River Christmas Lights in the Park, the Beverly Hills Christmas in the Hills, the Dunnellon Christmas Parade and the Inglis Christmas Parade. Each venue that we went to made us realize more and more how happy we are to live in a small town. The number of volunteers and amount of community involvement was a sight to behold. It was as if everyone had one goal in mind to give the kids something to remember. By the smiles on their faces, it was clear goal achieved. But as if that wasnt enough, the communities made something else truly amazing happen. Every adult we came in contact with had a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye. After years of living in the big city, we know how rare and wonderful this is. We would like to extend our personal thanks to the coordinators, volunteers and communities for allowing us to be a part of these joyous occasions. We look forward to many more years of helping bring smiles to faces and twinkles to eyes. Our sincerest gratitude to you all.Sharon Scruggs David Hayden Crystal RiverGovt full of callous bureaucratsCongress has passed a bill signed by the president into law to begin cutting benefits to retired members of our armed forces another promise broken to those who served in uniform. Add to this the plan to close the military base commissaries. Congress did not think to close the Senate dining room or cut their pay by 1 percent in a show of leadership and solidarity. According to the government center on budget and policy priorities, 900,000 veterans receive food stamps. The basic pay of a service person is less than $19,000. The government is real cute with that number and says if you add in housing barracks and food allowance food a basic GI makes around $40,000; yeah, right. These are our fathers, sons, sisters, daughters and wives being sent into combat in the Middle East on four and five tours. I see this government as a callous, self-serving, petty, incompetent group of bureaucrats. Is anyone paying attention to the rash of the highest-ranking members of the armed forces being forced to retire? How about reduction in the National Guard? Yet another army is being built under the guise of Homeland Security. Morale of the serving troops is crashing under the weight of cutbacks while we send billions of borrowed money all over the world. Congress is put there by the people. They are paid to represent us. They need to be held accountable. Citrus County is a veteran-friendly community, stand up for your veteran neighbors. 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Pritchyk DPM LETTERSto the Editor Thanks for finding change purseId like to thank the person who found my little change purse in the foyer at Walmart on the benches. I had taken it out of my purse and laid it down there and didnt put it back in my purse. And when I got to Inverness, I realized it was missing. We went all the way back and somebody had turned it in and everything was in it. So Id like to thank the person who turned it in. Thank you.Thanks for sharingTo Myron Klinkman: Your account as a POW during World War II, A Mantra for the Decade (published Dec. 24, 2013), you noted that you were crying while writing. I was crying while reading. Thank you for sharing your Christmas Eve experience as a prisoner of war during World War II.Time to wake upI believe that the Port of Citrus does now have the final nail in the coffin. The Port of Tampa is laying off people. Time to wake up and figure out whats going on. Id say its beyond time.County a messTalking about litter. Where is the sheriff? Just drive down the new section of (County Road) 486 that just opened just a few weeks ago. What a mess; litter all over. Then you get down to the intersection of (State Road) 44, you see this big tent there loaded with litter. Have you ever seen anyone pick up after fireworks? It all goes in our environment and our waterways. Again, where is the sheriff? Ive never seen this county in such a mess with litter.Marijuana supporter?A caller agrees with letter writer Haydon Fouke on the necessity of medical marijuana. Im sure every one of the million hop heads in the country agree with that, too.Stop port waste I think its time for the county commission to stop wasting time and taxpayer money on studying the possibility of a seaport in the county. I also think that (Administrator) Thorpe should not be reimbursed for training for a job that does not exist. Sound OFF
Unemployment bill hits SenateWASHINGTON The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a slow-motion struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. A test vote on the unemployment bill the years first showdown was postponed at the last minute until Tuesday morning at the behest of Republicans, who noted that more than a dozen lawmakers had been unable to return to Washington because of bad weather. Democratic supporters of the three-month extension of jobless benefits said they were close to the 60 votes needed to advance the White House-backed bill. Their chances hinged on securing backing from at least four Republicans in addition to Sen. Dean Heller of high-unemployment Nevada, a co-sponsor.Chicago gun ban struck downCHICAGO A federal judge has ruled that Chicagos ban on the sale of firearms is unconstitutional. Judge Edmond E. Chang issued his ruling Monday in a lawsuit by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers and three Chicago residents. Chang noted Chicagos ban not only covers federally licensed firearms dealers, but also gifts among family members, all in the name of reducing gun violence. The judge said Chicagos ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.Court halts Utah same-sex marriageSALT LAKE CITY Gay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judges ruling sent people rushing to get married. The justices did not rule on the merits of the case or on same-sex marriage bans in general, leaving both sides confident theyll ultimately win. The decision stays in effect while the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the long-term question of whether gay couples have a right to wed in Utah.Parents move brain dead girlSAN FRANCISCO The 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is being cared for at a facility that shares her familys belief that she still is alive, her uncle said Monday. Jahi McMaths family and their lawyer would not disclose where the eighth grader was taken on Sunday night after a weekslong battle to prevent Childrens Hospital Oakland from removing her from the breathing machine that has kept her heart beating for 28 days. The uncle, Omari Seeley, told reporters Monday that Jahi traveled by ground and that there were no complications in the transfer, suggesting she may still be in California. The new facility has been very welcoming with open arms. They have beliefs just like ours, Seeley said. They believe as we do ... Its a place where she is going to get the treatment she deserves. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A14TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Associated PressWASHINGTON Even as his health care law divided the nation, President Barack Obamas first term produced historically low growth in health costs, government experts said in a new report Monday. While the White House sees hard-won vindication, its too early to say if the four-year trend that continued through 2012 is a lasting turnaround that Obama can claim as part of his legacy. For the second year in a row, the U.S. economy grew faster in 2012 than did national health care spending, according to nonpartisan economic experts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Thats an important statistic. In most years, health care spending grows more rapidly than the economy, like bills that rise faster than your paycheck. That cost pressure steadily undermines employer insurance, as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. But the pattern slowed starting in 2009, and then appears to have reversed ever so slightly and tenuously. Have we turned the corner in a sustainable way? Thats still an open question, said economist Robert Reischauer, who serves as a public trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security financing. But I am more optimistic than I have ever been that fundamental changes are under way. For example, even though baby boomers are joining Medicare in record numbers, that programs costs are basically stable when measured on a perpatient basis, Reischauer noted. Nonetheless, America still spends a whole lot. Mondays report found that the nations health care tab reached $2.8 trillion in 2012, the latest year available. Health care accounted for 17.2 percent of the economy, down from 17.3 percent in 2011. Total spending averaged $8,915 for every man, woman and child, well above the level in other advanced economies. But more spending doesnt equate to better health. By many health measures, other countries are ahead. Also, the per-capita dollar amount doesnt tell the full story. In any given year, most of the spending goes for the sickest patients, a small fraction of the population. The report said Obamas health care law had only had a minimal impact on overall spending. It contributed less than 0.1 percent to rising costs from 2010-2012, the authors said. That will change this year when the laws big coverage expansion for the uninsured is expected to increase U.S. health spending by about 6 percent. US health costs slowing Associated PressBAGHDAD Iraqs prime minister urged Fallujah residents on Monday to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government could be paving the way for an imminent military push in an attempt to rout hardline Sunni insurgents challenging its territorial control over the western approaches to Baghdad. The militants seizure of Fallujah and parts of nearby Ramadi, once bloody battlegrounds for U.S. troops, has marked the most direct challenge to Prime Minister Nouri alMalikis government since the departure of American forces two years ago. Both the U.S. and its longtime rival Iran view the escalating conflict with alarm, with neither wanting to see al-Qaida take firmer root inside Iraq. Washington has ruled out sending in American troops but recently delivered dozens of Hellfire missiles to help bolster Iraqi forces. Tehran signaled Monday that it is willing to follow suit, saying it is ready to help Iraq battle al-Qaida terrorists by sending military equipment and advisers should Baghdad ask for it. It is unclear whether Baghdad would take up the Iranian offer, made by Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, the Iranian Army deputy chief-of-staff, in comments to Iranian state media. He ruled out the sending of ground troops across the border. Any direct Iranian help would exacerbate sectarian tensions fueling Iraqs conflict, as Iraqi Sunnis accuse Tehran of backing what they say are their Shiite-led governments unfair policies against them. Iran has the power to sway al-Malikis political fortunes ahead of upcoming elections through its deep ties to Iraqs major Shiite factions, which have dominated government offices and security forces since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Irans arch-foe Saddam Hussein in 2003. Iraqi government troops have surrounded Fallujah, which was overrun by fighters from al-Qaidas Iraq branch last week. The city is just 40 miles west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. It is located in the vast Sunni-dominated and largely desert province of Anbar, which borders Syria, where al-Qaidalinked groups are among the most formidable fighters among the rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad. Experts say its too early to tell if change is permanent, or what is causing it Surfs up Associated PressPeople watch and photograph enormous waves Monday as they break in Porthcawl harbour, South Wales. Residents along Britains coasts braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides continue to lash the region. At least three people have died in a wave of stormy weather that has battered Britain since last week. Iraq urges Fallujah to rise up against al-Qaida Terror group followers have seized control of key city; govt readies response WorldBRIEFS Argentina OKs new price controlsBUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentinas government is launching its latest price control program to curb high inflation. The one-year program started Monday sets prices on 194 supermarket items. They include staples like milk, bread and meat, as well as other items like canned goods and cleaning products. Consumer prices are one of the most pressing worries for Argentines. The government says inflation is running around 10 percent a year. But independent economists say the rate is really more than double that. The International Monetary Fund also says the official statistics agency underreports inflation. The IMF is now working with the government on a new index.British lawyers take to the picket lineLONDON Hundreds of British lawyers many dressed in traditional white curled wigs and black gowns swapped courtrooms for picket lines Monday to protest planned cuts to legal aid. Cases were disrupted at courts including Londons famous Old Bailey criminal court as barristers in England and Wales staged their first national walkout. Only one of 18 courts at the Old Bailey managed to hold a sitting during the strike. The British government, which has slashed billions from public spending in the name of deficit reduction, plans to cut lawyers fees to reduce the legal aid budget. The government says Britains legal-aid system is among the worlds most expensive.Inmates found dead in Mexican prisonMEXICO CITY Mexican authorities are investigating the death of three inmates inside a prison in the resort city of Acapulco. Guerrero state prosecutors said in a statement the three men died Monday. Spokesman Jose Villanueva said investigators are waiting for autopsy results to determine a cause of death. Prosecutors said the inmates had been sentenced to at least eight years in prison for robbery and homicide. They had been transferred to Acapulco from a prison in Iguala, where five gunmen and four inmates died in a shootout last week. Prosecutors havent said if the slayings of the three inmates is linked to the shootout. Epiphany Associated PressPope Francis arrives Monday to celebrate Mass in St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican to mark Epiphany. The Epiphany is a day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus. From wire reports
Basketball/B2 Golf/B2 Hockey/B2 Scoreboard/B3 College football/B3, B4 Sports briefs/ B3 Lottery, TV/B3 NFL/B4 No. 10 Florida ready to take on the SEC. / B2 SPORTSSection BTUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Knowles, Jones earn All-State football honors SEANARNOLD CorrespondentTwo local senior defensive linemen have been honored in the Associated Press All-State football selections. Citrus senior Steven Knowles was one of three linemen voted to the Class 6A second-team defense, while Dunnellon senior Keiwan Jones was one of four defensive linemen to make the Class 5A third-team defense. Knowles, a defensive end, created havoc in opponent backfields in anchoring a dominant Hurricane defense that helped the school to its best record (9-2) since 1987. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound standout in the weight room led the county in tackles with 126 (77 solo), and posted a jaw-dropping 20 sacks and 39 tackles for a loss. Its an honor, said Knowles, the 2012 ChronicleDefensive Player of the Year. Its definitely a good way to know that my hard work and effort throughout the offseason and season were recognized. Knowles is looking to attend either BCS Bowlwinner UCF or North Carolinas Appalachian State University (Division I) as a weak-side pass rusher. Steven Knowles is one of the most dynamic defensive players I have ever seen in high school, said former CHS head coach Rayburn Greene, who was Knowles coach for four years. He is explosive and very disruptive on the defensive line. He isnt as big as everyone else I guess thats what matters these days, being tall or fat but his stats are mind blowing. Hes one of the most, if not the most, hard-working, hard-nosed kids Ive coached. As a defensive tackle on a Tiger defense that yielded just 182.7 yards per game in 2013, Jones notched eight sacks and 89 total tackles (54 solo). Ocala Vanguard senior receiver Natrell Jamerson is the lone first-team (6A) representative in the area. Gainesville, the only team to defeat Citrus in the regular season, is represented by two players senior running back Tony James, an Oregon commit, and senior kicker Alex Holloway on the Class 6A third-team offense. South Sumter, which beat Crystal River in the regular season and advanced to the regional finals, has four players, led by second-team senior offensive lineman James Daniels, among the Class 5A selections. Steven KnowlesClass 6A Second Team defensive lineman. Keiwan JonesClass 5A Third Team defensive lineman. BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Associated PressABOVE: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston runs past Auburns Kris Frost during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship game Monday in Pasadena, Calif. The Seminoles won the title in the closing seconds 34-31. BELOW: Florida States Devonta Freeman (8) celebrates his touchdown run during the first half. Associated PressPASADENA, Calif. Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night. Winston struggled much of the night but was near perfect when the Seminoles (14-0) needed it most, going 6 for 7 for 77 yards on the game-winning 80-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on Auburn's Chris Davis gave Florida State a first-andgoal at the 2 and on the next play Winston hit his big receiver for the touchdown. Tre Mason had given Auburn (12-2) a 31-27 lead with a 37-yard touchdown run with 1:19 left after Kermit Whitfield had put Florida State in the lead for the first time since the first quarter with a 100yard kickoff return to make it 27-24 with 4:31 left. Mason ran for 195 yards. Winston was 20 for 35 for 237 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. The powerful Seminoles trailed by 18 points in the second quarter and 21-10 at halftime, but picked up momentum in the third quarter with solid defensive play and improvements by Winston, who was fighting a case of big-game jitters. The Heisman Trophy-winning freshman went 6 for 15 for 62 yards in the first half on his 20th birthday, with a key fumble setting up Marshalls 4-yard TD run 5:01 before halftime. Winston also led a 66-yard scoring drive late in the first half and consistently moved Florida State in the third quarter but with only three points to show for it. After trailing for the first time in any game since Sept. 28, Florida State needed a big finish to become the first team to rally from a halftime deficit to win the BCS title game. Marshall, Winstons relatively unheralded counterpart, looked sharp in the Auburn backfield. Auburn was the nation's top rushing team, but coach Gus Malzahn showed the SEC champs can fling it as well while racking up 232 yards of offense in the first half. Mason caught a 12-yard TD screen pass in the first quarter, and Ray ran alone down the middle with a 50-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Devonta Freeman had a 3-yard scoring run with 1:28 left in the half for Florida State, which faced its largest deficit and first halftime deficit of the season Auburn's 85-yard drive early in the second quarter ended with a TD catch for Ray, the former minor league baseball player from Tallahassee who had just four receptions in the regular season. Florida States Jalen Ramsey failed to pick up Ray all alone down the middle. Ray juked a defender near the goal line and scored as the Tigers fans rocked the Rose Bowl stands with cheers. Auburns Angelo Blackson then swatted the ball out of Winston's hand on a run moments after the Tigers missed a field goal, and Marshall finished the drive by turning the corner on Florida States defense for a score. A successful fake punt finally sparked the Seminoles moments later. Winston made a 21-yard run complete with a vicious stiff-arm to Auburns Kris Frost, and Freeman scored on the next play, trimming Auburn's halftime lead to 21-10. Auburn was making its second BCS championship game appearance after beating Oregon for the title three years ago behind Heisman winner Cam Newton. The Tigers went 3-9 last season, but Malzahn quickly returned them to the national spotlight. The Seminoles had run over every opponent in their path to a third national title, but coach Jimbo Fishers team was tested in Pasadena. Florida State was chasing its third national championship after a spectacular season in which the Seminoles won their 13 games by an average of 42.3 points. FSU ushers out BCS era with thrilling win over Auburn 34 31
B2TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Florida has won 10 of 11 heading into SEC play Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida will open Southeastern Conference play right where it started the season in the top 10. The Gators moved up two spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll Monday. This time, coach Billy Donovan believes his team is more deserving of the lofty ranking. When the season began, Donovan said his team 10th at the time was light years away from even being ranked. The Gators had three players suspended and a few more dealing with injuries. Now, Florida (11-2) is close to full strength heading into Wednesdays SEC opener against South Carolina (7-6). Florida has won five in a row and 10 of 11, the only loss a buzzer-beater at then-No. 12 UConn early last month. The Gators are 14th in the Ratings Percentage Index and 44th in strength of schedule, a nonconference slate that included games against Wisconsin, Florida State, Connecticut, Kansas, Memphis and Richmond. I think were a better team, Donovan said Monday. I dont know where we should be ranked at this point in time. I think weve played some very, very good teams. ... In a lot of ways, you can move up in the rankings based on what teams do in front of you, and if a team doesnt lose games, you are never going to move up. It should come as no surprise that the Gators are in this position. They have four seniors in the starting lineup a rarity for a big-time program in college basketball and plenty of pieces around them. And they expect to get highly touted forward Chris Walker in the mix at some point this season. Walker is enrolled in school and practicing with the team, but still waiting for the NCAA Clearinghouse to rule him eligible to play. Hes getting frustrated because he really wants to play, forward Will Yeguete said. You can see it in his eyes that he wants to get on the court and run around a little bit and just be out there, but he understands that its a process. We try to tell him every day to keep on working and pray for the best, and hopefully he will be out there with us soon. Florida is 12-5 in SEC openers under Donovan, including 8-0 at home. If the Gators make it 9-0 against the Gamecocks, they also would tie the school record of 24 consecutive home wins. The previous mark was set between 2006 and 2007, with twotime national champions Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah doing much of the heavy lifting. The current group went 15-0 at home in 2012-13 and has won its first eight at the OConnell Center this season. Although players said the record would be nice, guard Michael Frazier II said, right now, we have bigger goals. I think maybe down the road that will be a nice thing to say we made happen, he added. Florida does have high aspirations for the season, especially since seniors Yeguete, Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin and Pat Young lost in a regional final of the NCAA tournament the last three years. They lost 74-71 to Butler in overtime in 2011, lost 72-68 to Louisville in 2012 and got routed 79-59 by eventual tournament runner-up Michigan last year. In their final year, they want nothing more than another shot at the Final Four. And the SEC schedule surely will help prepare them for postseason play. Having those four guys, they understand the league and what league play is all about, Donovan said. I think our schedule has allowed us to play at some difficult places on the road and some challenging games at home and some challenging neutral sites as well. Its not only about those four guys. ... We still have some younger guys who are going to have to step up and contribute with those guys and were going to need leadership from those four guys. Were going to need those four guys to set the stage for our team going forward. Associated PressFloridas Will Yeguete scores Saturday over Richmonds Terry Allen during the first half in Gainesville. The No. 10 Gators open SEC play Wednesday against South Carolina. Johnson opens new year with win in Hawaii Associated PressKAPALUA, Hawaii Zach Johnson started the new year the same way he ended the last one. Johnson pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine at Kapalua and closed with a 7-under 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions on Monday. Johnson didnt need any heroics, like holing out from a drop zone on the last hole when he beat Tiger Woods in the World Challenge last month in California. This was mainly about chipping and putting, and Johnson is among the best. He hit a wedge to 8 feet for birdie on the 14th to take the outright lead for the first time. Facing a dangerous shot up a steep slope to a green with a false front, Johnson caught it perfectly on the 15th for an easy birdie. And he hit wedge to 5 feet for a third straight birdie that gave him control. Spieth, who had a one-shot lead going to the back nine, birdied his last two holes for a 69. I just picked it apart, said Johnson, who finished at 19-under 273. I didnt deviate from anything I typically do on a golf course. Webb Simpson, tied with Spieth and defending champion Dustin Johnson to start the final round, never caught up and closed with a 70. He tied for third with Kevin Streelman, who had a 67. Jason Dufner was four strokes back in fifth after a 69. Dustin Johnson made three bogeys before making his first birdie. He shot 73 and tied for sixth. Zach Johnson might finally get some of the credit he deserves as among the elite in golf, even though he doesnt have the raw power of his peers. This was the 11th win of his career. Since his rookie season in 2004, only Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have won more PGA Tour events. It also was his third win in his last six starts, dating to the BMW Championship north of Chicago in September that qualified him for the winnersonly event in Kapalua. Spieth was playing in the final group for the first time and looked poised as ever. With birdies on both par 5s on the front nine, he had the outright lead and looked as though he might become the youngest player with two PGA Tour wins since Ralph Guldahl in 1932. Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsMonday, At Kapalua Resort The Plantation Course, Kapalua, Hawaii Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,452, Par 73 Final: Zach Johnson (500), $1,140,00067-66-74-66 273-19 Jordan Spieth (300), $665,00066-70-69-69 274-18 Kevin Streelman (163), $382,00067-71-70-67 275-17 Webb Simpson (163), $382,00066-71-68-70 275-17 Jason Dufner (110), $276,00067-72-69-69 277-15 Billy Horschel (89), $198,75072-72-68-66 278-14 Matt Kuchar (89), $198,75068-68-75-67 278-14 Adam Scott (89), $198,75070-70-69-69 278-14 Dustin Johnson (89), $198,75070-66-69-73 278-14 Ryan Moore (75), $170,00067-71-72-69 279-13 Harris English (68), $155,00070-71-70-69 280-12 Brandt Snedeker (68), $155,00070-69-69-72 280-12 Brian Gay (58), $130,00070-76-65-70 281-11 Woody Austin (58), $130,00072-70-68-71 281-11 Gary Woodland (58), $130,00071-70-67-73 281-11 Michael Thompson (54), $100,25066-71-73-72 282-10 Ken Duke (54), $100,25070-69-71-72 282-10 Patrick Reed (54), $100,25070-72-67-73 282-10 Chris Kirk (54), $100,25066-75-68-73 282-10 Martin Laird (51), $87,00071-72-70-70 283-9 Jonas Blixt (49), $79,33376-70-69-70 285-7 Sang-Moon Bae (49), $79,33369-73-71-72 285-7 Jimmy Walker (49), $79,33373-73-67-72 285-7 Bill Haas (47), $71,500 71-73-69-74 287-5 Scott Brown (47), $71,50071-73-68-75 287-5 Boo Weekley (45), $68,00071-74-70-73 288-4 Russell Henley (44), $66,00072-72-70-75 289-3 D.A. Points (43), $63,00072-74-73-73 292E John Merrick (43), $63,00071-76-71-74 292E Derek Ernst (41), $61,00079-76-76-70 301+9 NHLBRIEFS NBABRIEFS Canadiens 2, Panthers 1MONTREAL Brian Gionta scored the winner in the second period and Carey Price stopped 26 shots to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. David Desharnais also had a goal for Montreal (25-14-5). Sean Bergenheim scored for the Panthers (16-21-6) and Tim Thomas made 33 saves. Gionta scored at 15:46 of the second. Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski gave the puck away softly behind the Florida net to Tomas Plekanec, who fed a wide-open Gionta for his seventh goal of the year. The win was Montreals first against Florida this season. The Panthers beat the Habs twice last month.Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 3, SONEW YORK Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves through overtime and two more in the shootout in his first action in over a month, and Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and assist against his former team in the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers. Bobrovsky stopped Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash in the tiebreaker, and Mark Letestu and Ryan Johansen scored against Henrik Lundqvist to win it. Nash had tied it with his second power-play goal of the night, and ninth tally this season, at 6:55 of the third period as David Savard served a penalty for delay of game.Islanders 7, Stars 3UNIONDALE, N.Y. New York Islanders captain John Tavares scored a hat trick and added an assist to help propel his team to a 7-3 victory over the Dallas Stars. In addition to a strong performance from their captain, highly touted rookie center Ryan Strome scored the first goal of his NHL career. With the Islanders on the power play early in the second period trailing 2-0, Strome got his squad on the board by putting a wrist shot past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen one of four Islanders goals in the period. That goal opened the floodgates for the Islanders, who went on to score six goals over a 24:38 span. Peter Regin, Brock Nelson, and Brian Strait also scored for New York.From wire reports Timberwolves 126, 76ers 95PHILADELPHIA Kevin Love scored 16 of his 26 points in a dominant third quarter and Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 126-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Kevin Martin scored 18 points and Corey Brewer had 15 to help the Timberwolves move back to .500 (17-17). Minnesota made 16 of 26 3-pointers. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game winning streak. The Sixers had won the final four games of a six-game road trip.Nets 91, Hawks 86NEW YORK Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86. Mirza Teletovic scored 16 points and Alan Anderson added 14 starting in place of the injured Deron Williams as the Nets moved to 2-0 on four-game homestand that finishes with visits from Golden State on Wednesday and Miami on Friday. Paul Millsap scored 16 points for the Hawks, who lost their third in a row to equal their worst stretch of the season.From wire reports Dukes top 10 AP poll run ends Associated PressBreaking down this weeks Associated Press college basketball poll: GREAT RUN: For the first time since December 2007, Duke is not in the top 10 of The Associated Press college basketball. The Blue Devils (11-3) dropped from seventh to No. 16 on Monday, following their 79-77 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. Dukes run started with the fourth poll of 2007-08. The Blue Devils were in the top 10 for 122 consecutive polls, the second-longest such run since the poll started in January 1949. UCLA has the longest top 10 run, a stretch of 155 polls from the start of the 1966-67 season through January 1976. Only three schools Arizona, Syracuse and Michigan State have been in the top 10 in all 10 polls this season. LEAGUE LOOK: The changes in this weeks poll didnt affect conference bragging rights. The new teams this week No. 23 Illinois of the Big Ten and No. 25 Kansas State of the Big 12 kept their conferences tied for the most ranked teams this week its five schools instead of four. Illinois joined fellow Big Ten schools Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Iowa in the rankings while Kansas State joined Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas of the Big 12. The Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference are next with three schools each. BEATING BEST: San Diego States 61-57 victory at then-No. 16 Kansas on Sunday was the Aztecs third win this season over a ranked team, tying them with North Carolina for the most in 2013-14. San Diego State hit the Big East hard, also beating then-No. 20 Creighton and then-No. 25 Marquette. North Carolina, which dropped out of the poll this week, has wins over thenNo. 3 Louisville, then-No. 1 Michigan State and thenNo. 11 Kentucky. The only other team with two wins this season over top 10 teams is Colorado, which beat then-No. 6 Kansas and on Sunday knocked off then-No. 10 Oregon. NEW ONES: Illinois and Kansas State made their first appearance this season in the rankings this week. The 23rd-ranked Illini (13-2), whose biggest win this season was over Missouri, were ranked for eight weeks last season, reaching as high as No. 10. The Wildcats (11-3), who enter at No. 25 after beating Oklahoma State last week, were in the poll for the last 13 weeks last season, reaching as high as No. 9. They replace Connecticut and North Carolina. BIG MOVES: San Diego States win at Kansas had the Aztecs making this weeks biggest jump in the Top 25. The victory moved them from 21st to No. 13. The biggest drop of the week was Dukes fall from No. 7 to 16th after the loss at Notre Dame. RARE AIR: Wichita States move from No. 8 to sixth in this weeks poll has the Shockers at their highest ranking since they were No. 2 for one week in December 1981. Iowa State moved from 13th to ninth, the Cyclones first appearance in the top 10 since they were 10th in the final poll of 2000-01. They were in the top 10 for the final five weeks that season, reaching as high as No. 6. TOUGH Ls: Iowa split its games this week beating Nebraska and losing to Wisconsin. That was good enough to move the Hawkeyes up two places in the poll to No. 20. The Hawkeyes three losses this season have come to teams with a combined 41-1 record and all were by five points or less. They lost 88-83 in overtime to Villanova (13-1) in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis; 85-82 at Iowa State (13-0) and 75-71 at Wisconsin (15-0). PollsSee Page B3 for the recent mens and womens basketball polls. Associated PressZach Johnson waves to the gallery Monday after winning the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. Johnson pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 66.
SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Tennessee at LSU 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Baylor at Iowa State 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Georgia Tech at Duke 9 p.m. (ESPN) Ohio State at Michigan State 9 p.m. (ESPNU) Vanderbilt at Alabama 9 p.m. (FS1) Creighton at DePaul 1 a.m. (ESPNU) Tennessee at LSU (same-day tape) 3:30 a.m. (ESPNU) Ohio St. at Michigan St. (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. (SUN) New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat 8 p.m. (WGN-A) Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. (NBA) Austin Toros vs. Erie BayHawks (taped) 1 p.m. (NBA) Canton Charge vs. Texas Legends 3:45 p.m. (NBA) Iowa Energy vs. Bakersfield Jam NHL HOCKEY 1 p.m. (NHL) Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Rangers (taped) 3 p.m. (NHL) Dallas Stars at New York Islanders (taped) 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils TENNIS 11 a.m. (TENNIS) ATP Heineken Open, Early Round 3 (sameday tape) 1 p.m. (TENNIS) ATP Heineken Open, Early Round 4 (sameday tape) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Seven Rivers at Dunnellon 7 p.m. St. John Lutheran at Crystal River 7 p.m. Wildwood at Citrus GIRLS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. Wildwood at Seven Rivers GIRLS SOCCER 6 p.m. Lecanto at Nature Coast 7 p.m. West Port at Citrus AP Mens Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Arizona (60)15-01,6201 2. Syracuse (5)14-01,5502 3. Ohio St.15-01,4703 4. Wisconsin15-01,4274 5. Michigan St.13-11,3785 6. Wichita St.15-01,2038 7. Baylor12-11,1699 8. Villanova13-11,14111 9. Iowa St.13-01,07613 10. Florida11-21,05212 11. Oklahoma St.12-29346 12. Louisville13-282514 13. San Diego St.12-182321 14. Kentucky10-380815 15. Colorado13-275220 16. Duke11-37457 17. Oregon13-171510 18. Kansas9-436716 19. UMass12-136423 20. Iowa12-326122 21. Missouri12-124725 22. Gonzaga14-224124 23. Illinois13-2178 24. Memphis10-312618 25. Kansas St.11-3112 Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 103, Creighton 82, North Carolina 79, UCLA 79, Pittsburgh 44, Harvard 41, UConn 41, Saint Louis 19, Oklahoma 15, Michigan 11, George Washington 9, SMU 9, Notre Dame 3, Xavier 3, Toledo 2, Arkansas 1.USA Today Top 25The top 25 teams in the USA Today mens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: RecordPtsPvs 1. Arizona (30)15-07981 2. Syracuse (1)14-07612 3. Ohio State (1)15-07413 4. Michigan State13-16874 4. Wisconsin15-06875 6. Wichita State15-06327 7. Iowa State13-054312 8. Louisville13-250310 9. Baylor12-148811 10. Villanova13-147614 11. Florida11-247313 12. Oklahoma State12-24466 13. Duke11-33998 13. Oregon13-13999 15. San Diego State12-137919 16. Kentucky10-336216 17. Colorado13-227224 18. Gonzaga14-225321 19. UMass12-122522 20. Kansas9-415117 21. Missouri12-111325 22. Memphis10-310818 23. Iowa12-39023 23. Creighton12-290 25. UCLA12-266 Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 65, North Carolina 40, UConn 35, Saint Louis 25, Oklahoma 17, Southern Miss. 15, Illinois 14, Cincinnati 13, George Washington 11, Kansas State 5, Michigan 5, Toledo 5, New Mexico 3, Texas 3, Harvard 2.Womens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. UConn (36)15-09001 2. Notre Dame13-08422 3. Duke14-18263 4. Stanford13-18104 5. Louisville15-17377 6. Maryland13-17228 7. Baylor12-16719 8. Tennessee12-26415 9. Kentucky13-26026 10. South Carolina14-153813 11. Iowa St.13-052514 12. LSU12-250516 13. North Carolina12-346410 14. Penn St.10-341115 15. Oklahoma St.12-138511 16. Nebraska11-232818 17. Colorado11-230712 18. Florida St.13-128121 19. California10-318623 20. NC State14-1164 21. Purdue10-314517 22. Indiana14-0140 23. Arizona St.12-210324 24. San Diego15-091 25. Georgia12-38819 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 74, Oklahoma 51, Syracuse 39, Rutgers 32, Arkansas 29, Iowa 17, Georgia Tech 11, Gonzaga 10, Middle Tennessee 7, Vanderbilt 7, Florida 4, UTEP 4, Texas 2, Ohio St. 1.NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto1616.500 Brooklyn1321.3824 Boston1321.3824 Philadelphia1222.3535 New York1122.3335 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 268.765 Atlanta 1817.5148 Washington1417.45210 Charlotte1520.42911 Orlando1023.30315 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 276.818 Chicago1418.43812 Detroit 1420.41213 Cleveland1123.32416 Milwaukee726.21220 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio268.765 Houston2213.6294 Dallas 1915.5597 New Orleans1517.46910 Memphis1518.45510 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City277.794 Portland268.7651 Minnesota1717.50010 Denver 1617.48510 Utah 1125.30617 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State2313.639 L.A. Clippers2313.639 Phoenix2012.6251 L.A. Lakers1420.4128 Sacramento1022.31311 Mondays Games Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late Todays Games Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Wednesdays Games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston42281225812489 Montreal442514555114103 Tampa Bay422513454119100 Detroit4319141048114121 Toronto432117547119127 Ottawa441918745126141 Florida431621638102136 Buffalo42122642874118 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh443112163142103 Philadelphia422117446111116 Washington422016646128128 Carolina431816945105124 N.Y. Rangers442120345108119 New Jersey431718842101110 Columbus431920442117126 N.Y. Islanders441522737119146 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago45297967167124 St. Louis4129756315095 Colorado412611456120104 Minnesota442217549106113 Dallas 422015747123131 Winnipeg451921543123135 Nashville431819642102129 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim44318567146111 San Jose432710660142111 Los Angeles43261345611389 Vancouver442313854117108 Phoenix412012949123127 Calgary 41142163496128 Edmonton451426533117156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 7, Dallas 3 Montreal 2, Florida 1 Calgary at Colorado, late Todays Games Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Atchison and OF Jeff Francoeur on minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS Promoted Kevin Goldstein to director of professional scouting, Stephanie Wilka to specialist of international operations and associate counsel and Paul Putila coordinator of baseball operations. SEATTLE MARINERS Agreed to terms with C Humberto Quintero on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS Agreed to terms with OF James Darnell and SS Ray Olmedo on minor league contracts. National League NEW YORK METS Agreed to terms with C Taylor Teagarden on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with OF Chris Dickerson on a minor league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from Texas. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS Recalled G-F Ricky Ledo from Texas (NBADL). PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Recalled Gs Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, DE David King, CB Onterio McCalebb, LB Bruce Taylor and C Scott Wedige to reserve/future contracts. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Placed DE Fili Moala and CB Greg Toler on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with WR Deion Branch. Signed WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. Released DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS Fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Placed LB Brandon Spikes on injured reserve. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Signed CBs Marc Anthony and Bobby Felder, OTs Emett Cleary and Jace Daniels, DTs Everett Dawkins and David Hunter, G Jason Foster, K Patrick Murray, QB Jordan Rodgers, LS Patrick Scales, P Jacob Schum and WR Tommy Streeter. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL Suspended Buffalo D Tyler Myers three games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey F Dainius Zubrus during Saturdays game. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Recalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Syracuse (AHL). COLLEGE CLEMSON Announced WR Sammy Watkins will enter the NFL draft. FLORIDA Announced LB Ronald Powell will enter the NFL draft. NOTRE DAME Announced DE Stephon Tuitt will enter the NFL draft. UCF Announced QB Blake Bortles and RB Storm Johnson will enter the NFL draft. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Sundays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 4 14 23 25 34 5-of-52 winners$99,900.91 4-of-5269$119.50 3-of-58,492$10.50 CASH 3 (early) 6 8 4 CASH 3 (late) 4 4 9 PLAY 4 (early) 8 4 9 5 PLAY 4 (late) 1 1 6 0 FANTASY 5 3 7 9 18 26TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 B3 Pirates pound BelleviewCRYSTAL RIVER Three players reached double figures in scoring to lead Crystal Rivers girls basketball team to a 68-22 victory over Belleview Monday. The Pirates improved to 13-3 with the victory. Megan Wells paced Crystal River with 18 points; she also had five assists. Jasmyne Eason added 14 points and nine rebounds and Brianna Richardson collected 10 points, six assists and three steals. Katelyn Hannigan led the defense with seven steals. Melissa Solgots six points topped Belleview, which trailed 38-13 at the half. On Saturday, the Pirates pulled away from St. Petersburg Osceola for a 62-38 triumph. Eason led Crystal River with 15 points. The Pirates host Springstead Wednesday and Lecanto Friday.Ex-Gator player Caldwell charged in gambling caseTAMPA Former NFL and University of Florida player Donald Reche Caldwell has been arrested by Tampa police on charges of operating an illegal gambling house and bookmaking. Police say Caldwell was one of three leaders of the operation. Five other men are facing a variety of charges including probation violations, possession of a control substance and illegal gambling. The 34-year-old Caldwell was a standout wide receiver at Florida and was chosen in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. He also played for the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. His younger brother Andre Caldwell is a receiver for the Denver Broncos. Jail records show Caldwell is free on $4,000 bail in the gambling case. Court records Monday didnt list an attorney for him.SS Olmedo reaches minor league deal with RaysST. PETERSBURG Shortstop Ray Olmedo and three other players have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced Monday that infielder/outfielder James Darnell, righthander Santiago Garrido and catcher Ali Solis also received invitations to major league spring training. Olmedo has spent parts of six seasons in the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox. Darnell hit .246 in 15 games with Triple-A Tucson last season. Garrido was 0-5 with two saves and a 3.03 ERA in 39 appearances as a reliever for Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2013, while Solis hit .179 between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.Buccaneers sign 12 to future contracts for 2014TAMPA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed 12 free agents to future contracts for next season. The list released Monday includes cornerbacks Marc Anthony and Bobby Felder, tackles Emett Cleary and Jace Daniels, defensive tackles Everett Dawkins and David Hunter, guard Jason Foster, kicker Patrick Murray, quarterback Jordan Rodgers, long snapper Patrick Scales, punter Jacob Schum and wide receiver Tommy Streeter.Playoff committee will try to avoid rematchesNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. BCS executive director Bill Hancock said the selection committee for the College Football Playoff will try to avoid rematches, but not at the expense of the integrity of the seedings. Hancock spoke to the Football Writers Association of America on Monday. He said the top priority of the selection committee will be to make sure the No. 1 team plays close to home and the teams are properly seeded. Using this seasons final BCS standings, and next seasons semifinal sites, the final four would have been No. 1 Florida State playing No. 4 Michigan State in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Auburn playing No. 3 Alabama in the Rose Bowl. Hancock said seeding adjustments will only be made if teams are considered even.Winston leads FWAA freshman All-America teamFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston highlights the freshman All-America team that has been released by the Football Writers Association of America. Joining the Heisman Trophy winner on offense is Pittsburgh receiver Tyler Boyd, Arkansas running back Alex Collins and his Razorbacks teammate, tight end Hunter Henry. The defense features Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Auburn was represented by offensive lineman Alex Kozan.From staff and wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS BCS championship game memories Associated PressThe Bowl Championship Series produced frustration, anger, resentment and some indelible memories. No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn played the final BCS championship game Monday in the Rose Bowl. Next year the College Football Playoff takes over the postseason. So as college football fans say goodbye to the system many love to hate, lets look back at some of championship game moments, plays and performances that will live on long after the BCS has been buried.Vinces masterpieceThe best BCS championship game also had its most memorable single performance. Southern California came into the Rose Bowl after the 2005 season with two Heisman Trophy winners (Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush), consecutive national titles and 34 straight victories. Texas had Vince Young. Advantage, Longhorns. Actually, Mack Browns team was loaded, too, but Young was the difference. USC just couldnt stop him. Young passed for 267 yards, ran for 200 and scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner on an 8-yard dash with 19 seconds left to make it 41-38.Late flagMiami was already celebrating its second straight BCS championship and an overtime victory against Ohio State in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl and then the flag flew. Line judge Terry Porter called pass interference on Hurricanes defensive back Glenn Sharpe on a fourth-down throw from Craig Krenzel to Chris Gamble. With new life, the Buckeyes tied the game at 24, took the lead on Maurice Claretts touchdown in the second overtime and stopped the Hurricanes to win it 31-24. Miamis 34-game winning streak was snapped and the 2002 Hurricanes go down as the most talented team in the BCS era to lose the championship game.Dyer is not downThe 2011 championship game between Auburn and Oregon was expected to be a high-scoring affair, but it was tied at 19 with 2:33 left after an Oregon field goal. The Tigers had been carried by Cam Newton all season, but it was freshman Michael Dyer who made the play of the game. On the final drive, Dyer seemed to be stopped for a short gain, but he rolled over Oregons Eddie Pleasant, barely keeping his arms and legs off the turf, paused, realized the play was not blown dead and took off for 37 yards. Five plays later, Wes Bynum kicked a 19-yard field goal to make Auburn champs.Key injuriesOhio State speedster Ted Ginn Jr. returned the opening kickoff of the 2007 championship game against Florida 93 yards for a touchdown. Great start for the Buckeyes, right? Well, Ginn injured his foot while celebrating with his teammates and didnt play the rest of the game. It might not have mattered considering Florida went on to win 41-14, but it was a huge loss for the Buckeyes. Texas got five plays out of star quarterback Colt McCoy in the 2010 national championship game against Alabama. McCoy took a shot from Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and left with an injured shoulder. The Longhorns turned to freshman Garrett Gilbert, who pulled Texas close in the second half, but Alabama pulled away for a 37-21 victory. Longhorns fans cant help but wonder: What if?BlowoutsFive times the BCS championship game has been decided by at least 21 points. Sure beatdowns dont make for interesting second-half viewing, but some of these performances have to be appreciated. Miami jumped out to a 34-point lead in the first half and crushed Nebraska 37-14. Ken Dorsey and Andre Johnson hooked up for two TD passes. USC set a championship game record for points, pummeling Oklahoma 55-19 in the 2005 Orange Bowl. Matt Leinart threw five touchdown passes and the Trojans smothered Adrian Peterson. Last year, Alabama hammered Notre Dame and Manti Teo, scoring on its first three drives and going up 35-0 in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide rolled 4214 to a second straight title.PerformancesYoungs 2006 Rose Bowl stands alone, but others are notable. Florida State beat Virginia Tech 46-29 in the 2000 Sugar Bowl, but Hokies quarterback Michael Vick was brilliant. The redshirt freshman ran for 97 yards, passed for 225, accounted for two touchdowns and had several Wow! plays. Tim Tebow passed for 231 yards, ran for 109 and helped Florida beat Oklahoma for the 2008 championship. And Clarett made what might be the single most memorable play in a title game, stripping Miamis Sean Taylor of the ball after Taylor had intercepted a pass in the end zone.
UCF QB Bortles, RB Johnson leaving for NFL Associated PressORLANDO Blake Bortles arrived at UCF as a virtual unknown quarterback with modest expectations. Running back Storm Johnson was a transfer looking for a new start. Both are heading to the NFL after leading to the Knights to the most successful campaign in program history. The players announced Monday that they will skip their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft. After a lot of deliberations and talking with my parents, Ive decided to try and pursue my goal to play in the NFL and capture my lifelong dream, Bortles said. I just couldnt be more proud to say I played football at UCF, and it was the best four years of my life. In his second year as the Knights starter, Bortles helped UCF bounce back from a narrow early season loss to South Carolina to end the season on a ninegame winning streak and upset win over heavily favored Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. Bortles was a constant throughout UCFs run to its first BCS bowl, helping the Knights survive in seven games decided by seven or few points. It included a 21-point comeback in an upset win over Louisville. The 12-1 record was a program best. He finished 2013 passing for 3,581 yards and 25 touchdowns. The season followed a sophomore campaign in which he had 25 touchdowns and threw for 3,059 yards. Johnson transferred from Miami after his freshman season in 2010. After sitting out in 2011, he spent his first year at UCF in 2012 backing up Latavius Murray. He was then elevated to the starting job as a junior this season and finished with 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns. This was a tough journey for me and Im just super proud to have the support of coach (George) OLeary and the coaching staff, Johnson said. It was a hard decision, but I had to make the best decision for me. Both Bortles and Johnson sought ratings from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. Several analysts project Bortles as one of the top three quarterbacks available in the draft. OLeary said they were both pleased with how they were graded by the advisory board and by the feedback the coach got through inquiries from team executives he knows. Both still have until Jan. 15 to pull their name from consideration. Daunte Culpepper is UCFs highest-ever draft pick, having been taken 11th overall in 1999. I just gave them the positives and negatives from my standpoint thats my job, OLeary said. Youre gonna be prejudiced as a coach, obviously. I gave them what I thought I learned. ... They had to make their decisions based on what I told them. Not heavily recruited coming out of nearby Oviedo High School, Bortles redshirted his freshman year in 2010 and was Jeff Godfreys backup as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Godfrey initially flourished and was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2010 in leading the Knights to an 11-3 finish and Liberty Bowl win over Georgia. But he struggled during a 5-7 season in 2011 that saw Bortles appear in 10 games. Godfrey briefly left the team following that season and Bortles moved into the starting role. UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe said that he saw Bortles potential early on. I feel comfortable saying hes the best one Ive ever had the chance to coach, Taaffe said. Ive had a few in the NFL, I still have one or two playing. But I think Blakes the best and I think hes got the best upside of anybody. ... in terms of still growing and still developing. Bortles departure leaves a huge hole in the Knights offense, though they lose only seven scholarship seniors from this years roster. Both quarterbacks behind Bortles on the Knights roster Justin Holman and Pete DiNovo are both freshmen. OLeary said walk-on Tyler Harris will also be in the mix this spring. Another freshman, William Stanback, is Johnsons likely replacement in the backfield in 2014. Despite the losses, OLeary said the future is bright at UCF. I think right now the university needs to understand while the iron is hot, they need to be firing it, he said. From an athletic administration we need to be on top of things, and dont lose sight of what was just done and build on it for the next year.B4TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFOOTBALL COLLEGE FOOTBALL BRIEFSFloridas Powell leaves school early for NFL draftGAINESVILLE Florida linebacker Ronald Powell is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Powell, a 6-foot-4, 244-pound junior from Moreno Valley, Calif., was the nations top high school recruit in 2010. He missed the entire 2012 season after twice tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He returned to play in 11 games last season, leading the team with four sacks. He finished his college career with 84 tackles and 11 sacks. Coach Will Muschamp said its been well documented the hardships he has had to overcome and he has always kept a positive attitude.Florida hires Summers as OL coachGAINESVILLE Florida has hired veteran offensive line coach Mike Summers, rounding out coach Will Muschamps revamped staff. Summers has coached offensive lines the last 12 years, working at USC (2013), Kentucky (2010-12), Arkansas (2008-09), the NFLs Atlanta Falcons (2007), Louisville (2003-06) and Ohio (2001-02). At Kentucky, Summers worked under current Florida receivers coach Joker Phillips. Summers replaces Tim Davis, who was fired along with offensive coordinator Brent Pease a day after Florida (4-8) finished its first losing season since 1979. Muschamp filled other vacancies by hiring offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler and director of player personnel Drew Hughes. The 57-year-old Summers started his career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky in 1980 and has 34 years of coaching experience.From wire reports Smith expects to transform Bucs into winners Associated PressCentral Florida quarterback Blake Bortles puts on his champions hat Jan. 1 after the Knights defeated Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Bortles announced Monday he is leaving school early for the NFL Draft, along with running back Storm Johnson. Chasing the dream Introduced as 10th coach in team history Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender. The Bucs havent made the playoffs in six years and havent won a postseason game since a Super Bowl run in 2002 produced the franchises only NFL title. The Glazer family that owns the team expects the drought to end with the hiring of Smith, a one-time Bucs assistant who was formally introduced Monday as the 10th head coach in club history. Smith coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons from 2004 to 2012, winning 81 games, three division championships, two NFC title game appearances and one Super Bowl berth. And, hes confident he can lead the Bucs back among the leagues elite. Its time for us to become a relevant team again, Smith said. Smith replaces Greg Schiano, fired last week after compiling an 11-21 record over the past two years, including a 4-12 finish that included an 0-8 start this season. We focused on finding a strong leader with a proven and established track record. We searched for a man who not only would command respect among his players, but stand tall as a symbol for our team, Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer said during a news conference at the teams training facility. It was easy. Not because we knew Lovie from his previous time here, but because he fit our criteria perfectly, Glazer added. It was obvious he was the right man at the right time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith served as Tampa Bays linebackers coach under Tony Dungy from 1996 to 2000, then spent four seasons as defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams before landing his first job as a head coach in Chicago. The 55-year-old led the Bears to the Super Bowl during the 2006 season, losing to the Dungy-led Indianapolis Colts. He said he will forever be grateful to Dungy for giving him his first job in the NFL and allowing him to be part of a staff that laid the foundation for what would become a dominant Super Bowl-winning defense. There was a certain brand of football you expected from us every week, Smith said. We have gotten away from that a little bit, but its time for us to become relevant again. And, he believes many of the pieces are already in place in Tampa Bay, including All-Pros Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David and Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. The Bucs ranked 17th in the NFL in total defense this season, but were dead last in passing and total offense with rookie quarterback Mike Glennon making 13 starts. Smith said he expects to have a balanced offense based on a power running game built around running back Doug Martin. Hes impressed with what hes seen of Glennon and envisions a productive rushing attack creating opportunities to throw the ball downfield to receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. I really like the foundation thats here in place for us to make a quick climb, Smith said. One of the coachs first orders of business after agreeing to a five-year contract was hiring former California coach Jeff Tedford as offensive coordinator. Leslie Frazier, fired last week after three-plus seasons as coach of the Minnesota Vikings, is Tampa Bays new defensive coordinator. Associated PressTampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Lovie Smith gestures during a news conference Monday in Tampa. Smith replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired after the season ended. Smith, the former defensive coordinator for Tampa Bay, was fired by Chicago as head coach last year. Sherman fired as Dolphins offensive coordinator Associated PressMIAMI A punchless offense in the final two games kept the Miami Dolphins out of the postseason, and theyll have a new play-caller in 2014. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was fired Monday, the first change by the team since the holiday collapse. Coach Joe Philbin defended Sherman the day after the season, but owner Stephen Ross was expected to demand some sort of shake-up following the dismal finish. Sherman joined the Dolphins when Philbin was hired two years ago, and the two have been close for more than 30 years. But this season Shermans unit ranked 27th in the NFL in yards, allowed a franchise-record 58 sacks and scored once in its final 24 possessions. The Dolphins (8-8) would have made the playoffs if they had won one of their final two games against the Bills and Jets. Instead, they were beaten by a combined score of 39-7. Other changes in Philbins staff are possible, and offensive line coach Jim Turners status remains in doubt. The line was the focus of a bullying scandal that mushroomed at midseason and left the Dolphins without two starters, and the NFL has yet to release a report on its investigation into the case. Philbin thanked Sherman for his contributions in a brief statement announcing the firing. Mike has been a mentor to me throughout my coaching career, dating back to 1979, Philbin said. He is a man of great integrity, dedicated to his family, his team, his players and his profession. On behalf of the entire Miami Dolphins organization I want to wish Mike and his family the very best in the future. Sherman has a six-year relationship with quarterback Ryan Tannehill dating to their days at Texas A&M, where Sherman was Tannehills head coach. Tannehill won the Dolphins starting job in training camp as a rookie in 2012 and showed considerable progress this year until the final two games, when he played poorly. Coach Sherman and I have a great relationship, Tannehill said in a statement released by the Dolphins. He has made significant contributions to the Dolphin organization, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for him for the last six years. I learned so much about football and life in that time, and for that I am forever grateful. While Tannehill threw for 3,913 yards and 24 scores this season, Shermans play-calling came into question because of the teams pass-run imbalance. Miami passed the ball 65 percent of the time, third-highest in the NFL, and had games where they rushed for 2, 14, 20 and 22 yards. The Dolphins have missed the playoffs five years in a row and havent won a postseason game since 2000. Philbin is 15-17 in his first head-coaching job.
HEALTH& LIFE Section CTUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Inside:Plant clinics to focus on veggies/C6 Have you ever almost fallen, or actually gone down? Its not fun, plus its a little scary. Now think about how you felt. Maybe a little embarrassed and bruised. Did it ever keep you from leaving the house because you were afraid you might fall? Probably not, but many seniors quite often choose to stay home because of that fear. They become isolated, and with no social interaction and very little movement, they become weak, less independent and possibly wind up at a skilled nursing facility because they just gave up. Falling has nothing to do with aging. However, as we get older, we tend to exercise less, thus our strength, flexibility and mobility decrease. We want you to stand up and be counted with Nature Coast EMS, the Citrus County Resource Center and Elder Options, because A Matter of Balance is coming to town! The program emphasizes realistic behavior for participants to learn how to control their fear of falling, set goals to increase activity, look for risk factors that could pose a threat of falling in their home and exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance was developed by Boston University and was first implemented in 2004. A group of people 60-plus years with a fear of falling were brought together to participate in the program, and once completed, it was reported they had increased levels of activity, greater mobility control and improved social function. It was decided that A Matter of Balance could be translated into a community-based volunteer lay leader model and achieve outcomes comparable for a healthier senior community. In January, representatives from Elder Options in Gainesville are coming to Citrus County to train 20 local people, including myself and other Nature Coast EMS team members, Citrus County Resource Center representatives and others to be lay volunteers for this program. A Matter of Balance is perfect for assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, homeowner associations and other groups. At this time, there is no cost to participate. If you are interested in bringing this program to your facility, please call me at 352-249-4730. Nature Coast EMS and the Citrus County Resource Center will also have classes at our locations for individuals who are interested in increasing their mobility, and control their fear of falling! Look for days and times. If you would like for us to come to your facility, most classes are set up as twice a week with two hours sessions for eight weeks, so keep that in mind. We prefer minimum of eight to 10 people per class, but no more than 20. You will need an area large enough for an exercise circle with the chairs for each participant. A Matter of Balance program is approved by the American Osteopathic Association, (AOA), and the National Council on Aging, (NCOA). Partnering with the Citrus County Resource Center and Elder Options is just another way Nature Coast EMS is working for a healthier community. Take care and stay well.Katie Lucas is the public information officer at Nature Coast EMS. She can be reached at 352-249-4730 or katie.lucas @naturecoastems.org. Nature Coast EMS is an accredited, nonprofit established in 2000 to provide emergency medical services to Citrus County. Watch Every Minute Counts hosted by Mike Hall, CEO, Nature Coast EMS on WYKE TV at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Nature Coast EMS does not call soliciting donations on behalf of paramedics and EMTs. The Citrus County Professional Paramedics and EMTs Local 365 is a union, and Nature Coast EMS team members do not benefit from any donation to this organization. Katie LucasNATURE COAST EMS Program for seniors offers tips for staying fit, active 000GZGB
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Infections after surgery are uncommon but do occur. Currently there is a lot of information about superbugs bugs that are resistant to bacteria, MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is one often mentioned, can be acquired in nursing homes and hospitals. Patients have some reason for concern, but there are some steps that can be done to prevent surgical site infections. Things can be done by both doctor and staff, as well as the patient, to reduce the risk of infection and decrease the chance of hospital stay, readmission or even death after surgery from infection. Surgical site infections are a complex problem and there are multiple factors that influence this situation and cause it to occur. Typically if you have surgical site infection, you will notice the skin to be red. There is a normal bit of irritation from the surgery and some pinkness because of increased blood supply to the area to repair after surgery, but excessive redness, warmth, pain or tenderness and of course if you see any fluids being discharged from the site that are not expected. Many times, a drain is placed in the wound to remove fluid from below the surgical site. At the time of surgery, doctors and nurses do many preventative measures; they use antimicrobial antibacterial soaps to wash the site. They used to shave the skin clean, but they now know that shaving causes little micro tears in the skin and these tears can cause bacteria that lives on the skin to get underneath the skin, so shaving close is no longer the routine. Antibiotics are used before the surgery, during the surgery and after the surgery, but a shorter duration is used now because of well-known possibilities of the bacteria becoming resistant to the drug if there is long exposure. There are devices to keep the body warm, as cold temperatures in the OR that fight bacterial growth are not necessarily good for the patient. Oxygen is given to increase oxygen in the blood levels. This lowers the chance of having postoperative complications. What are some of the things that you can do to cutdown your chance of having a postoperative infection? There are many and they are very easy to do. First of all, if you are a smoker, you should quit two weeks before the surgery and two weeks after the surgery (This is a great time to quit smoking altogether. As you know it is a health and cancer risk.) Toxins in the cigarette smoke affect red blood cells and constrict the blood vessels and decrease blood supply to areas. This includes the surgical site which needs a good blood supply to heal. Let the surgical staff do any hair trimming. Do not do that on your own. Do not drink alcohol as that can elevate blood sugars and promote poor healing. If you are diabetic, make sure you maintain good blood sugar control as diabetic patients who are out of control run a higher risk of problems with wound healing, including surgical site infections. A healthy diet high in protein before the surgery is very helpful for wound healing. Let the doctor know if you have a tendency to get sick and nauseous and vomit easily as sometimes the anesthetic agents can cause that and postoperative nausea, vomiting causes dehydration, decrease absorption of nutrients, which can delay wound healing. Two other things that can be helpful but you need to discuss with your surgeon before doing it: One is showering and shampooing with an antibacterial soap the night before surgery and the morning of to make sure you have good clean skin and proper hygiene. Also some doctors will culture the inside of the nose for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and sometimes place a special type of antibiotic ointment in the nostrils before surgery. The reason is that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is commonly found in the nose and it is well-documented people touch their face multiple times a day and without thinking touch other areas and this can include the wound site. So, sometimes this is done as a precaution. These are a few things that might help avoid a postoperative infection if you are contemplating surgery. Always discuss your plans with your surgeon first. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunityENT.com. As I do every year, we closed the office for the holidays. My staff and I take this time each year to spend time with our families. As you might be aware, we as dentists have a responsibility to our patients to be there for them in the event they have an emergency. If we cannot physically do that for them, we have to provide them with someone else who can act in our place. Since I stayed in town for the holiday, I was able to take care of my patients. My purpose in writing this column today is to try and help all the dental patients out there, as well as their dentists. I had a patient this holiday who had an abscess start before Christmas. In an effort to not bother me, he opted to not call me and tough it out until after the holiday. After enough time had passed it became obvious that this plan was not going to work, so he decided to call me. After listening to his symptoms I called in a prescription for antibiotic and instructed him to call if things did not improve. A few days went by, so I assumed all was okay. Eventually, I received another call with him stating that he now had facial swelling. His daughter insisted that he call me, so he did. I ended up seeing him in the office to find a facial swelling, as was described. This necessitated a change in the antibiotic therapy, with a referral to a specialist if things did not improve. The point I am trying to make is that it is best for both the patient and the dental office if the dentist gets a call at the onset of symptoms. Most things in dentistry are more easily handled when care is rendered sooner rather than later. It is also true that most toothaches dont usually go away on their own, and often rapidly get worse. While I truly appreciated the fact that the patient didnt want to bother me over the holidays when I was enjoying my time off with my family. I wish he didnt have to suffer. I think it is safe to say that any dentist would rather take care of their patients at the onset of a problem rather than wait till the process advances. The take home message here is this: As a patient of record, you are never bothering your dentist. Please consider calling him or her as soon as you know something is not right. As with most things in life handling things sooner rather than later is usually preferable.Dr. Frank Vascimini is a dentist practicing in Homosassa. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@Master pieceDentalStudio.com.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 C3 Pain management is important part of care Today I will begin a series of articles dealing with the management of pain in cancer patients. Despite the fact that pain management is of vital importance in both the treatment and support of cancer patients, it is an area that is only briefly covered in most medical training programs. Today, through both research and clinical experience, the treatment of pain in all patients is extremely complex. One must balance carefully the pain relieving aspects of all treatments available with the various side effects that are present with all treatments. As physicians, we must also battle the worries many patients have regarding the utilization of pain medications, especially the stigma often associated with the use of morphine and other strong narcotics in only the terminal patient. Many physicians also fear possible legal action if narcotics are utilized in a fashion other than which they were prescribed. Physicians and patients must sit down and spend time discussing pain in depth. A description of the frequency, duration, and type of pain the patient is experiencing will assist the physician in prescribing the most effective regimen available to treat the pain. Proper pain control greatly improves the quality of a patients life, both during and after cancer therapy. A great deal of material has been written and published over the last decade about assisted suicide and other ways to commit suicide. Patients who are experiencing a great deal of pain, whether it is cancer related or not, are prone to investigate options available to them to ease the pain and suffering. This is in a way a wake-up call to physicians and other members of our society to improve the pain management of all illnesses. If we are able to improve the management of pain, the quality of life improves, and situations which might lead to drastic, often illegal, acts will decrease over time. The first step in dealing with pain is a complete detailed history of the pain. Factors important in the evaluation of pain are numerous. When does the pain occur? How often do you experience the pain? How long do the episodes of pain last? What is the character of the pain? Is it dull, sharp, radiating, burning? Where is the pain located? Through a detailed analysis of the pain, a physician can formulate a plan of treatment. The various treatment options vary greatly from simple use of over the counter medications to the more complex use of nerve blocks and implantable pumps used to deliver a continuous dose of narcotics. Generally speaking, most patients can be well managed using fairly simple regimens of pain medications. Very few patients will require complicated approaches to their pain management; however, occasionally these methods will be necessary and can be utilized with good success. Patients must realize that their open discussion of pain will assist the physician in obtaining good pain control in a short time frame. Through modifications in a dose of the various drugs and by utilizing various combinations of medicine, the quality of life experienced by most patients should be acceptable and comfortable. Over the next few weeks we will discuss the many pain management options. We will begin with the causes of pain next week. Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a member of the Citrus County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer on WYKE TV at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email email@example.com. Dr. C. Joseph BennettNAVIGATING CANCER Dr. Denis GrilloEAR, NOSE & THROAT Dr. Frank VasciminiSOUND BITES Patient care is important even over the Christmas holidays Council seeking new membersThe Area 13 Family Care Council will meet from 10a.m. to noon Monday, Jan.13, at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 160l W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). All persons interested in issues of those with Developmental Disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend. The group seeks new members. For information, contact Karen Huscher at 352-726-1445 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit facebook.com/groups/331632140186772/ Area 13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils across the state, with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Developmental disabilities are defined as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida and intellectual disabilities.Vitamin shop offers seminarA free seminar on Natures Antibiotics for Cold and Flu by Michelle McColley, Ph.D., CNHP, M.H., B.T., is offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.11, at Doctor Vitamin Store, 3930 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, in the Publix shopping center. Limited seating, call 352-628-7036. Surgical infections can cause some problems HEALTH NOTES Alzheimers Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support groups are attended by caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers disease. All support groups are free of charge to caregivers. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group, 6 to 7:30p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-592-8128. Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, 7p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River. Call Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or visit www.bereavedparentsusa.org. Look Good ... Feel Better a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-341-7741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. Emotions Anonymous 12-step support group, noon the second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Central Ridge Library, Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt, in Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. SPRING HILL Spinal Cord Injury support group, 5p.m. second Thursday monthly in the gym at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Call Dee Hardee at 352-592-7237. Friends of the Blind 9a.m. to noon the second Friday monthly. Call Butch Shultz at 352-344-2693 for location. Womens Breast Cancer Support Group, 11:30a.m. the second Friday monthly (except July and August), Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in the Allen Ridge Medical Center, County Road 491, Lecanto. Light lunch served. Call Judy Bonard at 352-5274389. Mended Hearts of Citrus County, for individuals who have or had cardiovascular disease, as well as caregivers See NOTES/ Page C4 MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS See GROUPS / Page C5 Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W., Inverness Caring is my Profession Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 email@example.com Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus County Since 1993 WE ACCEPT Medicare Aetna Humana United Healthcare Coventry Medicare Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Cigna Universal And Other Major Insurances 000H2FV
Workshops to cover funeral plansSt. Timothy Lutheran Church Caregiver Support Group will offer a workshop sponsored by Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service, How do you want to be remembered? at 1p.m. Tuesday, Jan.28, at Hampton Inn Crystal River, across the street from St. Timothys on U.S. 19. This workshop will provide consumer information regarding cremation, funerals and their cost factors. Advance planning of funerals, veterans benefits and end-of-life issues will be discussed. The workshop is free and open to anyone; reserve a seat with Gail Sirak at 352-634-2021 or ssirak778@ tampabay.rr.com, or sign up on the Narthex bulletin board to assure there are enough refreshments and support material. Door prizes will be awarded. Call Deacon Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 or Gail Sirak at 352-634-2021 for informaiton.Stick a Fork in Cancer event setThe RayJay4Relay Relay for Life team will host Stick a Fork in Cancer events at Beef-O-Bradys in Crystal River. The next event is from 4 to 10p.m.Wednesday, Jan.8. Dine at Beef-O-Bradys in Crystal River the second Wednesday monthly now through March and tell them youre supporting Relay for Life, and managers will donate 15 percent of your bill. Beef-O-Bradys is at 6738 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. All Relay dollars raised go to the American Cancer Society funding research, advocacy, education, and patient services. The American Cancer Society raises funds for cancer patients in Citrus County in order to provide rides to treatment, a local resource room, lodging and support in addition to funding cutting edge research. The Relay for Life event is the culmination of nearly one year of fundraising efforts by local teams consisting of businesses, families and survivors. Plays proceeds to benefit childrenThe Greater Dunnellon Historical Society will present Rescuing Max, an original stage play based on the book Max, City Dog, a novel by local author Glenn Munyan of Dunnellon. Rescuing Max will be staged at the Dunnellon Historic Depot, 12061 Williams St., at 7p.m. Friday, Jan.17; 7p.m. Saturday, Jan.18; and 2p.m. Sunday, Jan.19. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students younger than 18. The play will benefit children and teens with lifethreatening illnesses served by Herrys Kids, the Pediatric Services Division of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Rescuing Max is the inspiring story of Max, an Aussie dog who feels he doesnt fit in. With the help of a best friend and the unconditional love of a truly special owner, Max finds strength and realizes that his limitations are largely inside his head. Tickets for Rescuing Max are available at Pets Plus (352-465-1515), 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. Tickets are also available by contacting Hospice Development Director Linda Baker at 352-527-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn to snack for your healthHow do you choose your snacks? Snacks are neither a mundane nor a dreary food grouping sometimes theyre healthy, but sometimes theyre overly indulgent. When choosing a snack what are your criteria? Salty? Sweet? Low fat? High fiber? Chewy? Crunchy? Each of us makes choices every day and the factors that influence those choices are uniquely individual. Consumer judging from the Extension office will look at snacks at 5:30p.m. Thursday, Jan.23, in the Lakes Region Library (Inverness) Community Room. Consumer judging provides scenarios for making decisions in consumer choices and purchases, and it goes the next step in educating individuals on how to voice the reasons that support their choices. To register for the event or for information, call the 4-H staff with the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County Office at 352-527-5700. Bereavement workshops slatedPaul Winstead, licensed mental health counselor and grief counselor with the Citrus team of HPH Hospice, will lead an eight-week Griefs Journey Bereavement Workshop. Meetings will be held Wednesdays beginning Jan.29 for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. The workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St. The experience of grieving and mourning the death of a loved one is a profound and intense emotional experience. Each individual experiences grief differently, but we can often identify with those who have also experienced the death of a loved one and not feel so alone. This course shows grief as a process in which the timing, intensity and order of each persons experiences are unique. Pre-registration is required. For information, call Winstead at 352-527-4600. Blood drives planned for weekLifeSouth Community Blood Centers: With summer upon us, theres a sharp increase in the need for blood. To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays (7p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30a.m. to 2p.m. Saturdays and 10a.m. to 2p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 2629 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, open from 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. weekdays, (6:30p.m. Wednesdays), 8a.m. to 1:30p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.7, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.7, Cypress Cove Care Center, 700 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.8, Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.8, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.8, Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.8, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan.9, Rock Crusher Canyon, 237 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan.10, Withlacoochee River Electric Co-Op, 5330 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Jan.10, Walmart Supercenter, 1936 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.11, Lake Rousseau RV Park & Fishing Resort, 10811 N. Coveview Terrace, Crystal River. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.12, Florida National Guard Armory, 8551 Venable St., Crystal River. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.13, West Citrus Government Building, 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River. 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan.13, Walmart Supercenter, 1936 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.14, Citrus County School Board Crystal River, 947 N.E. Sixth St., Crystal River.Hospice volunteer orientation setHPH Hospice offers new volunteer orientation at its team offices from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Jan.8 and 10. Orientation will be at the HPH offices at 3545 N. Lecanto Highway in the Winn-Dixie shopping plaza in Beverly Hills. HPH Hospice has been serving residents of the Nature Coast since 1984. Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside, but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs, and provide fundraising support and more. RSVP or get more information by calling Debi Shields, volunteer coordinator, at 352-527-4600.Resolve to be healthy in new yearThe Florida Department of Health in Citrus County is offering a free seminar from 10 to 11:30a.m. Jan.22 at the Vital Statistics Building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. The workshop New Year, New You will cover nutrition facts, how to read food labels, tips for working exercise into your busy day, and healthy eating through gardening. The Florida Department of Health is working with the YMCA and the Citrus County Master Gardeners to present educational topics to help people get on the right path to living a healthy lifestyle. We are excited about working with our community partners to kick off a healthy New Year, said CarolC4TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEHEALTH& LIFE New drug treatment available for leukemia Mr. Smith is an 80-yearold gentleman. I saw him a few years ago when his family physician referred him to me for elevated WBC count. This is usually found in routine blood tests called CBC or complete blood counts. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins when normal blood cells change and grow uncontrollably. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell involved in the bodys immune system. In some people with CLL, the disease grows and progresses slowly, and it may take years for symptoms to appear or for treatment to be needed. In my patient, his CLL is gradually progressing and he may need treatment in a few months to year. Until now, the choice would have been some form of chemotherapy. There was a large conference of the American Society of Hematology or ASH in New Orleans in December. Multiple interesting papers were presented in the meeting. One interesting study was for elderly patients with CLL who may not be good candidates for chemotherapy. A new drug called Obintuzumab was just approved by the FDA. Chlorambucil is an old chemotherapy pill with relatively less side effects. It does not work by itself very well. The study combined Obintuzumab and Chlorambucil and compared with Chlorambucil and Rituxan. Both Obintuzumab and Rituxan are not chemotherapy. They are targeted drugs, which recognizes markers on leukemia cells and kills mainly leukemia cells without affecting normal cells. Thus they are usually well tolerated. Rituxan has been in use for more than 10 years. Obintuzumab is newer version. Obintuzumab (Gazyva) plus Chlorambucil was superior to Rituxan plus Chlorambucil as first-line therapy in older chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with comorbidities, with an acceptable safety profile, according to final results of the phase III trial. Obintuzumab/Chlorambucil led to a prolongation in overall survival and complete response rate. The results were presented during a Plenary Session at the 55th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting. These results suggest that Obintuzumab can replace rituximab in combination with Chlorambucil as first-line therapy in the specific population studied i.e., older patients with comorbidities. This would mean a potential decrease in the amount of chemotherapy required for an effective combination regimen, translating to less toxicity for patients, said Valentin Goede, MD, of University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany. My patient very likely will need treatment in the next few months and he will be a good candidate for this new drug.Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@ tampabay.rr.com or call 352-7460707. Dr. Sunil GandhiCANCER & BLOOD DISEASE NOTESContinued from Page C3 See NOTES / Page C5 Land That Job Friday, Jan. 24th College of Central Florida Citrus Campus 8:30 AM 2:00 PM Register Today At www.citrusunitedway.org 795-5483 Make plans to attend this unique event brought to you in partnership with CF, Workforce Connection, EDC, and Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. ATTEND THIS UNIQUE WORKSHOP Each registered participant will attend a workshop in the following: Dos and Donts of the Interview Navigating the workplace Resume writing Social Media for Job Seekers Participate in a mock interview with a professional in their chosen field Register today at www.citrusunitedway.org or call 352-795-5483 Each registered attendee will receive a ticket for breakfast and lunch. Doors open at 8 am. This FREE workshop is brought to you in partnership with Workforce Connection and College of CF Citrus Campus. We thank our United Way partners: CenterState Bank, Publix Supermarket Charities, The Citrus County Chronicle, Cypress Cove Care Center, Sheldon Palmes Insurance, Sibex, and State Farm agent Michael Bays and our event partners CF and Workforce Connection. 000H0YH Sponsored By 000H0Y3 Randall Big Daddy Websters Blues From The Inside Out: An Introspection of Blues is a participatory lecture-performance program that will take you deep into Blues music, and how performing Blues can empower people through expressing themselves. Blues From The Inside Out will teach you that delicate dance and give you an opportunity to express yourself through Blues performance. January 18 & 19, 2014 Crystal River, Florida Saturday 9am 5pm Sunday 9am 4pm There will be music on the bay, a fine arts festival, a craft fair, childrens activities activities, beer garden. Park Free at Crystal River Mall north of town and ride the shuttle bus back to the festival for $1 round trip. Boat Tours: $10 per person 10 & under FREE Donation of $4 per person Children 12 & under FREE www.floridamanateefestival.com 2014 SPONSORS 000GZ9F Sibex Tobacco Free Florida with the Florida Department of Health, Citrus County Williams, McCranie, Wardlow & Cash, PA Citrus County Chronicle Nature Coast EMS Hometown Value Citrus 95 True Oldies 106.3 The Fox 96.7 Tampa Bay Times Citrus County Sheriffs Office Suncoast Plumbing & Electric 2014 MLK, Jr. Commemoration Parade Committee and the George Washington Carver Community Center Proudly Presents Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.Parade check-in will be held at the starting point on 7th Avenue off Gulf to Lake (Hwy. 44). Set-up will be according to your assigned space number. The parade will begin at 7th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets leading onto Gulf to lake (Hwy. 44) to 12th Avenue, to 3rd Street and ending at Copeland Park. For More Information Contact: Charles McCray, email@example.com Jackie Hopkins (352) 257-1960 0r (352) 795-3895 000FMJ1 M usic at the useum Proudly Present Featuring Singing Tree Ray Belanger Hammered Dulcimer Lloyd Goldstein Double Bass Thursday, Jan. 16 Limited seating. Reservations encouraged. Call: 352-341-6427 Tickets $10 per person Includes Refreshments at 1912 Citrus County Courthouse, Inverness Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts promptly at 7 p.m. Publix Supermarket Charities Wann & Mary Robinson Smiths Optical Services Jordan Engineering David Rom State Farm Insurance Clark & Wendy Stillwell Accent Travel Photography by Rebecca Pujals-Jones Deco Cafe T O B ENEFIT T HE C ITRUS C OUNTY H ISTORICAL S OCIETY S PONSORS :
and family members, 10a.m. the second Friday monthly in the Gulf Room in the Historic Citrus High School; parking and transportation available from CMHS parking lot A2. Speaker will be Dr. Russell Lewandowski, a chiropractic physician, who will speak on topics relating to cardiovascular illness. Open to the public. Call Millie King, president, at 352637-5525; or Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. The Area 13 Family Care Council, 10a.m. to noon the second Monday monthly at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). All persons interested in issues of those with developmental disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida and intellectual disabilities) are encouraged to attend. Call Karen Huscher at 352-7261445 or isabelfcc13 @yahoo.com. Area13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Seeking new members. Contact Huscher at 352-726-1445 or firstname.lastname@example.org; face ook.com/groups/3316321401 86772/. Website: www. FCCFlorida.org. NAMI-Citrus, locally chartered group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets the second Monday monthly at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Doors open at 6:30p.m., speaker at 6:45p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are welcome. Call 352-3412273. SPRING HILL Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease, 4 to 5:30p.m. the second Monday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required, call 352-628-6060 in Citrus, 352-597-6333 in Hernando or visit the website www.Oak HillHospital.com. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, hosts a volunteer meeting at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly, September to May. Call 352-344-8111. HIV support group 3 to 4p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at Citrus County Health Department, 3700 Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Open to all affected by HIV. Persons attending remain confidential, testing will be anonymous. Reservation not required. Call 352-527-0068, ext.281, if you have any questions. SPRING HILL Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group 6p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at the Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club (formerly Spring Hill Enrichment Center) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooksville. Free dinner buffet will be served. Contact Herb and Dianne Terry at 352-621-0672 or email@example.com, or Richard Blustein at 352428-4536 or Blustein22 @aol.com. SPRING HILL Look Good Feel Better Support Group, 3:30 to 5p.m. third Wednesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Specialists, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203, in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call 352-688-7744. Different Strokes for Different Folks stroke support group, 10:30a.m. to noon the third Thursday monthly in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Multipurpose Room at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Call 352-795-1234 for details. Alzheimers caregiver and family support group 2:30p.m. the third Thursday monthly at Superior Residences of Lecanto, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway. Call 352-746-5483. Alzheimers caregiver support group 2:30p.m. first and third Thursday monthly at Sunshine Gardens Crystal River, 311 N.E. Fourth Ave., facilitated by Debbie Selsavage, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-563-0235 or email administration@sgseniors. com. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet at 10:30a.m. Friday, Jan.17, at Floral City United Methodist Church. Call 352-726-7740. FFRA (Families and Friends Reaching for the Abilities), third Friday monthly at the Key Training Center in Inverness at 130 Heights Ave. Social time and business meeting at 9a.m. is followed by a speaker at 10 a.m.: local Attorney Thomas E. Slaymaker, who address various concerns most caregivers have, such as guardianship. Call Ron Phillips, president, at 352-382-7819 or visit www.ffracitrus.org. Osteoporosis Citrus County Support Group is a part of the NOFs affiliated support group program dedicated to providing, timely information and support to people affected by osteoporosis. Meetings are at 1p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in Room 115 at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Each month offers a guest speaker or group discussion. Everyone is invited. For information, call Janet Croft at 352-249-7874 or email TheBoneZone2010 @yahoo.com The Citrus Memorial Diabetes Support Group, 10:30a.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly on the campus of Citrus Memorial Health System in the auditorium. Call Amy Freeman at 352341-6110. No reservation is required. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. There is no charge and light refreshments are provided. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext.11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. SPRING HILL Stroke Support Group noon the fourth Thursday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Pam McDonald at 352-346-6359. Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity Support Group meeting for all people who have celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis, will not meet in December. Come to the annual luncheon at 12:30p.m. Jan. 25 at Carrabbas Restaurant,12957 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville 352-597-9805.Call Ken Kral at 352-684-4064 with your reservation. SPRING HILL Amputee support group 7p.m. the last Monday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Eva Baker at 352592-7232. SPRING HILL Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer InstituteNew Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, noon the fourth Tuesday mont hly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Gail Sirak at 352-795-1618 or Charlotte Downing at 352422-7044 for directions /information. OCALA Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets 9:30 to 11:30a.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). Call 800-530-1188 to register. Alzheimers caregiver support group 3 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly at Crystal Gem Manor, 10845 W. Gem St., Crystal River, facilitated by Debbie OLeary, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-794-7601. Respite care available. Alzheimers caregiver support group 2 p.m. the last Thursday monthly at Highland Terrace ALF, 700 Medical Court E., Inverness, facilitated by Debbie OLeary, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-860-2525. Respite care available. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alzheimers Family Organization, 2p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at Sugarmill Manor, 8985 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Call Bevin Brayton at 352-302-9066. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside-discussion-style support group for cancer patients, 7p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727343-0600; www.wellspringoncology.org. Families Against Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 11a.m. the first Saturday monthly at First Baptist Church of Hernando, 3790 E. Parsons Point Road, for families, friends and anyone affected by MS. Call Shana at 352-637-2030 or 352-4222123. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-5961926. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. Pam Hall from Kids Central Inc. will facilitate the meeting. Call Pam at 352-387-3540. OCALA The Alzheimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. RBOI has begun a monthly survivor group with inspirational guests and strength based topics. Any cancer survivors and family are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend. For information, email Tommie Brown at tbrown009@tampabay .rr.com or call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-5270106. Time Out From Cancer, cancer survivors meeting 6 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Clawdaddys restaurant 1601 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River, sponsored by Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (RBOI). Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352527-0106. Meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at 352-688-7744.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 C5 Burke, senior public health nutritionist supervisor for the Florida Department of Health Citrus County. This free seminar will be a fun, informative way to help people get motivated for 2014. The New Year, New You seminar is free to the public and no registration is required. For information, call Sabrina Yeatman at 352-527-0068, ext.242.Health center board scheduled to meetThe George A. Dame Community Health Center Board Meetings are at 3p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Citrus County Health Department, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, in the first-floor conference room.CASA in need of donated items, goodsCitrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) needs donation of household goods for its domestic violence shelter for women and children: hair clips, hair brushes, toilet paper, paper towels, size5 diapers, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, facial tissues and liquid high-efficiency (HE) laundry soap. Drop off donations at CASAs outreach center, 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, between 9a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations of grocery and gas cards are always welcome. Call 352-344-8111.County offering home care servicesCitrus County Senior Care Services has home care services available under the HOPE Program (Homecare Options Provided for Everyone). Services available include: Case management Personal care (help with bathing and personal grooming) Respite Homemaking (light housekeeping duties) Emergency alert/response button Home-delivered meals All of these services are overseen by a certified case manager who places licensed and bonded service providers in the home. If you or a loved one are in need of any of these services, call 352-527-5930 for more information and a cost quote. SHINE program offers help to seniorsFlorida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE program offers free and unbiased information and assistance for all your health insurance issues. In Citrus County, there are four locations ready to serve your needs. For an appointment at any center, call 352-527-5956. Leave your name, telephone number and a short message. A SHINE counselor will return the call. Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. St Annes Episcopal Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Inverness Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness.Group guarding against adult abuseThe Citrus Alliance Against Adult Abuse (C4A) monthly meeting is at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly at HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. For information, call Judy Stauffer at 352-303-2620. Your help is needed to protect our vulnerable against abuse, neglect and exploitation.Group aims to be substance-freePartners for a Substance-Free Citrus Inc. will meet the second Thursday monthly in the basement of the Citrus County School Board office in Inverness, 1007 W. Main St. Use the elevator to go to the basement. 8 to 9 a.m. board meeting. 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. coffee, doughnuts, networking. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. membership meeting. For information, call the office at 352-389-0472 or email email@example.com.Keep children safe in automobile seatsFree 20-minute child safety seat inspections available by appointment at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, to be sure a seat is not recalled, damaged or expired; is appropriate for the childs age, height and weight; is used correctly; and installed securely. Contact Sue Littnan at 352-563-9939, ext.235.Diabetes classes to meet monthlyMonthly diabetes self-management education classes by Citrus Memorial Diabetes Center at Citrus Memorial Healthcare Center, Sugarmill Woods. These classes, taught by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, offer an opportunity for those living with diabetes to learn about the importance of physical activity, meal planning and medication. Topics include blood glucose monitoring, problem solving, coping and reducing the risk for diabetes-related complications. To register for a class or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, call 352-341-6110. A physician referral is required. Volunteer with local hospice organizationHospice of Citrus County Inc. offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages who are committed to the hospice philosophy and wish to make a positive impact on the lives of people. The Homosassa Too Thrift & Gift Shoppe is currently seeking those who have an interest in sorting, distributing or operating a cash register. Volunteers are also needed at Herrys Caf. Both are at 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Suite C., Homosassa. Call Volunteer Director Cathi Thompson at 352-527-2020. Visit Hospice of Citrus County on Facebook or at www.hospiceofcitrus.org. GROUPSContinued from Page C3 NOTESContinued from Page C4 WEEKLY SUPPORT MEETINGS R.I. Discovery (Recovery International) Abraham Low, M.D., self-help systems for mental health depression, obsession, stress, fears, anger. Meetings are 2 to 4p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call Jackie, 352-563-5182. Together We Grow Nar-Anon Family Group 6:45p.m. Wednesdays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Room204 in office building, use right-side entrance across from the Memorial Garden; Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts. Find a free local support group in your area: call 888947-8885 or go to www.NARANONFL.org. Recovery from Food Addiction 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 410-9037740. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. 7 to 8:30p.m. Sundays at Queen of Peace Catholic Church Main Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S.19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352220-1959. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S.41. 6 p.m. Mondays at Club Recovery, corner of County Road 486 and Anvil Terrace, Hernando. Crystal River AFG: 8p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Lecanto AFG: 8p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Stepping Stones AFG: 10a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352-621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncinter group.com. 10:30a.m. Sundays, 10300 S. Riviera Drive, Chassahowitzka Community Center, 1mile west of U.S.19 on Miss Maggie Drive, turn left, two blocks. AC Group, 7p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352-637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsfor christ.com. 000H1H1 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 352-628-0012 www.MasterpieceDentalStudio.com Always Welcoming New Patients FRANK J. VASCMINI, DDS
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. Orchestra enrolling new studentsThe Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic Orchestra (CYESO) will be enrolling new students from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, today and Jan. 14, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. Students with no musical training will begin class in musical notation, voice and playing a recorder prior to learning an orchestral instrument. Students with musical training will be interviewed for playing in the Chamber Orchestra. For more information, visit www.CYESO.org and Facebook.Dunnellon Library Friends to meetThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. today in the library meeting room at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 352438-2520.Shuffleboarders to meet in Beverly HillsThe monthly meeting for the Beverly Hills Shuffleboard Club will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center. The installation of the newly elected officers for the year will take place and all members are urged to attend. The club is still playing when weather is good and is still looking for new members. Call Marilyn or Ken Wood at 352566-6462.Beverly Hills plans town hall meetingCitrus County Commissioner Joe Meek will be guest speaker at a public town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Central Ridge Community Center. Meek will provide an update on the state of the county including budget issues; economic development initiatives with a focus on matters of concern to Beverly Hills including the newly adopted Vacant Registry Ordinance; new policies at the Central Ridge Community Center; and development projects proposed for the Central Ridge area. Free coffee and cookies will be available. Membership in the Beverly Hills Civic Association is $5 annually. For more information, visit http://bhcivicassociation. com, or call office manager Bonnie Larsen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 352-746-2657. COMMUNITYPage C6TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Precious PawsADOPTABLE Queenie Special to the ChronicleQueenie is a beautiful, pure white, young adult feline. She has some special needs and will require a home and family to give her time to adjust. She came to PPR with kittens just a few days old, covered in fleas and debris. Her babies are all adopted and now is the time for Queenie to start to trust people. She is fine with other animals, but she must decide on her people interactions. She enjoys a sunny window, likes to watch the goings on around her and once she is comfortable, she will sit near you. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44 in Inverness during regular store hours. The Crystal River Mall adoption center is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Floral City Adoption Center at 7360 S. Florida Ave. is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 352-726-4700 or go to www. preciouspawsflorida.com. NEWS NOTES January offers a handful of activities during the post-holiday lull. Some things on the schedule are: The public is invited to the meeting of the Friends of the Lakes Region Library for a photography presentation by Gary Kuhl at 10:30 a.m. today. Call 352726-3828. The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and the Nature Coast Volunteer Center will host a forum at 3 p.m. Thursday for the public to provide links to volunteer opportunities throughout the county. The forum will take place at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Call 352249-1275. The annual meeting of the Friends of the Coastal Region Library is at 2 p.m. Friday in the library. Presidents and First Ladies: FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt will be presented by William Parker and Sue Wills. Refreshments will be served. The Florida Artists Gallery will present an Evening with a Cuban Flavor at the dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Friday. Call 352-344-9300 for reservations. The Crystal River Christian Womens luncheon is at noon Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center on the Key Training Center Campus. Barbara Mills, of Operation Welcome Home, will provide the special feature and Gaye Martin will bring the inspirational message. For luncheon reservations, call Ginny at 352-746-7616. Music at the Museum, featuring folk music with a classical twist, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Historic Citrus County Courthouse on the second floor. Call 352-341-6427. The Our Lady of Grace Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 6168 blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Parish Life Center at 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. A complimentary breakfast will be served and a Tricky Tray event is scheduled. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center, RSVP and the Board of County Commissioners invite the public to participate in the Jan. 20 MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To register, call 352-249-1275. The Citrus County Historical Society annual luncheon meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Historic Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. Call 352341-6427 for reservations. For a listing in the February Spotlight, call 352-795-3006 or write to me at P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423-0803 by Jan. 15.Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Music, meetings, more on tap this month Ruth LevinsAROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleWe are fortunate in Citrus County to be able to vegetable garden year-round if you know what and when to plant. The January free Master Gardener Plant Clinics will focus on vegetable gardening and will answer questions not only about what and when to plant, but also how and where. The schedule is: Wednesday, Jan. 8 1:30 p.m. at Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills. Tuesday, Jan. 14 1 p.m. at Lakes Region Library, Inverness. Wednesday, Jan. 15 1 p.m. at Citrus Springs Library. Friday, Jan. 24 1:30 p.m. at Coastal Region Library, Crystal River. Tuesday, Jan. 28 2 p.m. at Homosassa Library. There will be no plant clinic in Floral City in January. Bring samples and questions to the free clinics. Master gardener volunteers will be happy to answer your gardening questions. The Master Gardener phone numbers at the Extension office are 352-527-5709 or 352-527-5711. Email MasterG1@bocc.citrus.fl.us or MasterG2@bocc.citrus.fl.us. Ready for veggies? Extension Service master gardeners plan free plant clinics for January Special to the CronicleCitrus County Day Trippers (CCDT) is a not-for-profit group of motorcoach travel enthusiasts open free to residents of Citrus County. There are seven seats left for the Oldies Doo Wop Music Lovers Concert on Saturday, March 15, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Bus pickup will be in Crystal River and Sugarmill Woods. The group will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The bus will return home around midnight. Price includes round-trip transportation, dinner, concert, gratuities and fun on the bus. Another trip is planned to see The Wizard of Oz. Developed from the MGM screenplay, this is a new production from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and his creative team. The show will be on Saturday, April 19, and will be held at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Bus pickup will be at 10:15 a.m. in Crystal River and at 10:35 a.m. in Sugarmill Woods. Participants will have lunch at a nearby restaurant and then attend the matinee show in the afternoon. The bus will return home around 7 p.m. Prices include round-trip transportation, lunch, show, gratuities and fun on the bus. For details, call Sharon Ziemba at 352-795-4693. Day Trippers invite folks to join in Special to the ChronicleVolunteers, along with other Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County partner families, celebrated a recent wall blessing for the Soletto Family. This is Habitat home No. 102, located in Homosassa. Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County provides simple, decent, affordable housing to those who have a need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. To learn more about becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, call Rose at 352-563-2744. To volunteer on construction sites, call C.D. at 352-601-6582. Call Wendy at 352-564-2300 to volunteer at one of the two ReStore locations, Crystal River and Inverness, where those with retail, electrical, appliance, electronic, cashier or cleaning experience are needed. Those who are interested in answering the phone, filing, copying or other office duties may call Debbie at 352-563-2744 to volunteer in the office. For more information, visit the website at www.habitatcc.org. Volunteers work on new Habitat home
CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014 C7COMMUNITY Learn to enhance photos at workshopsThe Citrus County Art Center Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Hernando, at the intersection of Route 486 and Annapolis Avenue. This will be the first in a series of four workshops that will cover NIKs Collection software. This software is used to enhance the color and beauty of photos. Each workshop will be one hour of lectures by Marty Dunn, followed by two hours of demonstration using each participants own laptop computer. The following will be the schedule for the NIKs Collection workshops: Wednesday HDR Efex Pro 2 (not compatible with Photoshop Elements) Tuesday, Jan. 14 Dfine 2 and Viveza 2 Tuesday, Jan. 21 Color Efex Pro 4 Tuesday Jan. 28 Silver Efex Pro 2 and Sharpener Pro 3 NIKs Collection encompasses all this software and can be downloaded for a free trial period. The Collection and a laptop are necessary to take the workshop. Since the NIK software is usually used as a plug-in, participants must have one of the following to use the software: Photoshop Lightroom, Elements (9 to 11) or CS (4 to 6). The cost per session is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, call Dick Coffman at 352-726-3331.Register for Five Points of Life Kids MarathonThe 2014 Citrus Five Points of Life Kids Marathon is coming Feb. 28 in Lecanto, and by registering before Jan. 17, there is no charge for participants. The annual event is equal parts fun and fitness, and participants can start logging miles immediately. Five Points of Life is a foundation started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to raise awareness of the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood and organs and tissue. It also offers classroom programs to students in the Citrus County area that teach the science and social responsibility of donating. The kids marathon promotes fitness and offers lessons in goal setting. Participants in kindergarten through eighth grade will run or walk the full 26.2-mile marathon a little bit at a time, logging their distance as they go. Then, on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Lecanto High School track, 3810 W. Educational Path, theyll have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment and earn a medal at the finish line. All participants also receive a T-shirt. Registration is free through Jan. 17, and entry forms and running logs are available online at www.fivepointsoflife.org, or at LifeSouths Lecanto headquarters, 1241 S. Lecanto Highway. Call 352-527-3061 for information.Volunteers sought for society, museumStart the new year off right by volunteering for the Citrus County Historical Society and its Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. The society needs volunteers with retail experience to work in its expanding museum store. Also needed are volunteers for a variety of computer tasks including Photoshop. No experience is needed to be a greeter and tour guide. Call 352341-6427 to volunteer or email email@example.com.Hadassah to gather in Beverly HillsBeverly Hills Chapter of Hadassah will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Kellner Auditorium, 102 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Guest speaker this month is Jennifer Springer, director of nutrition for Citrus Memorial hospital. Hadassah is a 100-year-old charitable organization open to men and women of all faiths. It supports colleges, universities, medical schools, medical research including stem cell research, hospitals, youth camps and infrastructure in Israel and America. For more information, call Carole at 352-270-8458 or Ellen at 352-436-4135. NEWS NOTES 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. Special to the ChronicleEntertainer, composer and singer Paul Todd with his six keyboards will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, onstage in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Paul Todd is a Christian artist whose concerts include original, classical, popular and Broadway selections. He plays six keyboards simultaneously and combines musical talent and wit in more than 40 concerts each year, many of them fundraisers for charities. Todd has composed the scores for two musicals and theme songs for many prominent organizations. The concert is the first offering in the churchs Art Council winter/spring series. General admission tickets are $10 and reserved seats at $18. Special ticket pricing is offered for the entire season. For more information and to reserve tickets, call the church office at 352-6284083, Jim Love at 352-746-3674 or Jim Potts at 352-382-1842. Keyboards concert set for Jan. 19 Special to the ChronicleKnights of Columbus, St. Scholastica Council 14485, collected and wrapped toys for the needy children in Citrus County. Each year, the Knights collect toys, with the generosity of the parishioners of St. Scholastica parish. They then host a wrapping party for the children and grandchildren of the Knights. This year, many students of Pope John Paul II Catholic School participated. The Knights supply pizza and sodas, and Santa Claus helps teach children a lesson in caring for those less fortunate. The gifts are wrapped according to age and gender and donated to Daystar Life Center of Citrus County. Accompanying the schoolchildren is Principal Chris Meyer. Toys collected for needy children Special to the ChronicleThe Knights of Columbus Assembly 1547 made its annual Christmas visit to the residents of Emeritus Nursing Home. While the Color Corps provided the Christmas carols and music, the highlight of the day was magician Brian LaPalme, who performed for the residents in the great gathering room, entertaining them with his magical wonder. The Knights, in full regalia, sang several songs for the clients. Gifts were then distributed to all the residents. Gene Fontaine, faithful captain, said It was a pleasure for us in the giving and speaking to the residents. It was a beautiful gift that will remain in our hearts for a long time. From left are: Jack Reckling, Charlie Martel, Tom Pilkingtom, Roger Preble, Bill Matos, Al Harvey, Vince Cloonan, Joe Grivios, Ken Goss, Charles Mattingly, Don Kossling, Vernon Kiesler, Jim Louque, George Randall and Gene Fontaine. Christmas visit ROCHELLE KAISER/ChronicleLEFT: Jemma Snyder was anxious to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas during the annual West Citrus Elks Childrens Christmas Party. ABOVE: During the West Citrus Elks Childrens Christmas Party, Hadley Bressler tells Santa she would like snow for Christmas. All I want for Christmas
C8TUESDAY, JANUARY7, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.The International Bridge Press Association jury does a tough job in choosing the annual award winners in four categories: bidding, declarer play, defense and juniors. This deal, which would have been my junior winner, could have also been in the declarerplay list. South was Adam Kaplan of New Port Richie, Fla. In the auction, one club showed 16-plus points; four clubs was a control-bid (cue-bid); four spades was Roman Key-Card Blackwood; five clubs indicated one key-card (an ace or the heart king); five clubs asked for the heart queen; and six hearts showed that card and denied a side-suit king. After winning with dummys spade ace, declarer cashed the heart ace. When East dropped the 10, South deduced that hearts were 3-1. He cashed dummys club king, played a club to his ace, and led his last spade. If West had found the best defense, discarding a diamond, declarer would have won with dummys spade king and led another spade, discarding his remaining diamond the key play. Probably East would have led a spade, but Kaplan would have ruffed high, played a diamond to dummys ace, ruffed dummys diamond seven, and crossruffed the rest of the tricks. Instead, West trumped the second spade and returned his third heart. Kaplan claimed, saying that he would discard his last diamond on dummys spade king and ruff his two low clubs on the board. Brilliant, especially for someone who was only 16 years old. (MSNBC) 42 41 42 P o liti cs N a ti on (N)H ar db a ll With Ch r i s Matthews (N) All I n With Ch r i s H ayes (N) Th e R ac h e l M a dd ow Show (N) Th e L as t W or d With Lawrence ODonnell All I n With Ch r i s H ayes (NGC) 109 65 109 44 53How To Survive the End of the World Snipers, Inc. 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We have both grown up to be very different people. I am repelled by Agnes lifestyle of promiscuity and high-risk behaviors. Although she is free with praise and is loyal in an odd sort of way, she is incredibly narcissistic and often condescending. Add to that a volatile and sometimes violent temper, and she is a person I no longer want in my life. Still, we have a history. When she says I am the only one who has stuck with her, I feel a responsibility to maintain the friendship. I am also fond of her 5-year-old son. I dont want to be dishonest by pretending that her decisions, her manner and her lifestyle dont bother me. It seems dishonorable. But if I tell her any of this, I know it will lead to a nasty confrontation. The truth about my feelings would crush her. She considers friendship and loyalty to be sacred and would take my disapproval as a betrayal of her trust. Should I tell her the truth for my sake or continue the deception for hers? Conflicted Dear Conflicted: It depends on what you want. If your goal is not to see Agnes anymore, go ahead and let loose. People outgrow friendships all the time. You dont have to maintain this one, although it means you would not be around to show her son what a stable person looks like. You also could slowly make yourself less available to Agnes so there is no confrontation at all while the relationship withers. But a true friend would tell Agnes gently and kindly that you are worried about her. In turn, Agnes, while not pleased, would accept your concern and not cut you out of her sons life. Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for two years, and we have been together for 16. This is my third marriage and his second. He is 61, and I am 58. I work out of the home, and he is now semi-retired. I would appreciate some help with cooking or cleaning, but he always says I wouldnt be happy with the way he does it. Ive told him this is a copout. I honestly do not care how well he does, only that there is effort and validation of my feelings. Im exasperated. We get along great otherwise, but he is such a horses butt about this. Just yesterday, he made himself a sandwich for dinner and never even asked whether I wanted anything. He doesnt pressure me to cook. I do it because I know he likes to have dinner and I enjoy cooking. But I would certainly never eat in front of him and not offer something. Am I being overly sensitive? Is it too much to ask for help with cleaning and cooking or to have my feelings taken seriously? Hurt and Exasperated Dear Hurt: We think your husband is a little lazy and has been trained to be waited on. He needs to step up and be more of a full partner. Separate the household chores and assign specific tasks for each of you. If you enjoy cooking, you could do more of that, and he could do more cleaning. Ask what hed prefer. If he doesnt follow through, do NOT pick up after him. 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Free Est. Competitive Rates 352-201-7313 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards DOUBLE JTree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tree Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 StumpGrinding cheap avg cost $25-18stump volume disc. over 5 call Rich 352-586-7178 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds Carols Airport T ransport 352-746-7595 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Attention Consumers!Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 GREGS MARCITE Florida Gem, Diamond Brite Marcite, FREE EST. 746-5200 Lic.#C2636 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 Floors /walls. Tubs to shower conv. No job too big or small. Ph: 352-613-TILE /lic# 2441 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 CURBAPPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Design/Installation Weed*Clean*Mulch We plant year round lisc/ins 352-465-3086 A1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic., 352-584-5374 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job Call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 www.twitter.com/ citruschronicleFollow the #1A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 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 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352-422-7279 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 **ABOVEALL** 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. 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All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 000GWRT 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 CRYSTALRIVER**RENT REDUCED** 3/1 Country Home on stilts,w/fenced yard. $565 + Utilities. Call 920-922-6800 Beverly Hills2 bdrm, plus Fl Rm, new appliances Move in $1350, 442-7794 Inverness2bd/1ba/1cg $550. mo. first, last & damage, immediate occup.(352) 341-2838 INVERNESS3/2/2, Highlands, Close to Downtown Immaculate, No Pets, (352) 400-5723 CITRUS HILLS2/2, Carport, Extra Clean. (352) 613-4459 HOMOSASSA1/1, $435. mo. 1st. & Sec. 352-212-4981 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds FLORALCITY12x56 Mobile, Furnished 2BR, 1BA, Carport Scrn. Rm., Lrg. shed Adult Park, Reduced price $7,400 Lot Rent $165 mo.352-287-3729 Homosassa Adult Park 2BR/1BA. Newly remodeled w/ new stove & refrig.New 8x8 shed.$295 lot rent. $4,800 (608) 921-5564 WESTWIND VILLAGE 55+ Rent or Bu y $8,000 & Up Mon Fri. 8:30 1 1 am Call for Appointment (352) 628-2090 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 INVERNESS1st floor 2/1 with patio in quiet area. $525/mo + $525 Sec. 352-344-0238 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 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 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 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 SHIH-TZU PUPS, AvailableRegistered Lots of Colors Males Starting @ $550. Beverly Hills, FL. (352) 270-8827 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. BRINGYOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$395 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! HERNANDORENT TO OWN, Very clean DW 3/2 New carpet, shed, fenced, $695.mo 352-419-1744 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 AKC YORKSHIRE MALE PUP very small, health cert., shots, (352) 489-0960 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 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet www.twitter.com/citruschroniclenews as it happens right at your finger tips Followus JO JOJo Jo, a loving, affectionate 4-y.o. bulldog/hound mix, HW-negative, housebrkn, spayed. Special needs dog D/T hip dysplasia for which needs Rimadyl or Glucosamine. She doesnt know she has a problem, however; runs & plays like any other dog. Is there a compassionate family or idividual who could give this girl a good home, with limitless devotion from her? Call Joanne @ 352-697-2682 or 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 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 atcelestial 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.
C12TUESDAY,JANUARY7,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 583-0114 TUCRN Leathers, Charlene 2013-CP-719 NTC-SA PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-719 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLENE DIANE LEATHERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of CHARLENE DIANE LEATHERS deceased, File Number 2013-CP-719, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. ApopkaAve, Inverness, FL34450; that the decedents date of death was October 8, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $44,423.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME ADDRESS Francis John Parent 309 Daisy Lane, Inverness, Florida 34452-5705 ALLINTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH TN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMSAND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERAPPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ LYNNE J. LEATHERS 584-0114 TUCRN Aldunate, Joanne F. 2013-CP-752 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013 CP 752 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOANNE F. ALDUNATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOANNE F. ALDUNATE, deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 110 N Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 7, 2014. Personal Representative: /S/ Robert G. Aldunate 3440 N Boswell Terrace, Hernando, Florida 34442 Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/John S. Clardy III, Florida Bar No. 123129 Clardy Law Firm PA, PO Box 2410, Crystal River, FL 34423-2410 Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE January 7 & 14, 2014. 585-0114 TUCRN Myatt, Gladys M. 2013-CP-674 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013 CP 674 IN RE: ESTATE OF GLADYS MAE MYATT a/k/a GLADYS MAY MYATT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GLADYS MAE MYATT, deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 110 N Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 7, 2014. Personal Representative: /S/ Richard S. Myatt 3113 Ashur, Ceres, CA 95037 Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/John S. Clardy III, Florida Bar No. 123129 Clardy Law Firm PA, PO Box 2410, Crystal River, FL 34423-2410 Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE January 7 & 14, 2014. 586-0114 TUCRN Oglesby, Clifford Scott II 2013-CP-623 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013 CP 623 IN RE: ESTATE OF CLIFFORD SCOTT OGLESBY II Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLIFFORD SCOTT OGLESBY II deceased, whose date of death was November 21, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 110 N Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 7, 2014. Personal Representative: /S/ Clifford Scott Oglesby III 15 Florence Circle, Upton, MA 01568 Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/John S. Clardy III, Florida Bar No. 123129 Clardy Law Firm PA, PO Box 2410, Crystal River, FL 34423-2410 Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE January 7 & 14, 2014. 587-0114 TUCRN Bilharz, Charles Harry 2013-CP-765 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, FILE NO.: 2013-CP-765 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES HARRY BILHARZ, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the File Number are indicated above. The address of the court is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court on or before the later of a date that is three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or 30 days after you receive a copy of this Notice. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Even if a claim is not barred by the limitations described above, all claims which have not been filed will be barred two years after decedents death. The date of death of the decedent is November 15, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2014 /s/ Douglas Edward Bilharz 1047 Mowere Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460 /s/Adam A. Czaya, Esq., FL Bar No. 90989,Attorney for Personal Representative, Law Office of Keith R. Taylor, PA P.O. Box 2016, Lecanto, FL 34460, (352) 795-0404, email@example.com Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle January 7 & 14, 2014. 588-0114 TUCRN Fengarinas, Gregory F. 2013-CP-748 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, FILE NO.: 2013-CP-748 IN RE: ESTATE OF GREGORY F. FENGARINAS,, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the File Number are indicated above. The address of the court is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court on or before the later of a date that is three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or 30 days after you receive a copy of this Notice. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Even if a claim is not barred by the limitations described above, all claims which have not been filed will be barred two years after decedents death. The date of death of the decedent is November 25, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2014 /s/ Amanda Nicole Fengarinas 7129 W. Crestview Ln., Crystal River, FL 34429 /s/Adam A. Czaya, Esq., FL Bar No. 90989,Attorney for Personal Representative, Law Office of Keith R. Taylor, PA P.O. Box 2016, Lecanto, FL 34460, (352) 795-0404, firstname.lastname@example.org Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle January 7 & 14, 2014. 589-0114 TUCRN Hamilton, Doris J. 2013-CP-503 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, FILE NO.: 2013-CP-503 IN RE: ESTATE OF DORIS J. HAMILTON, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the File Number are indicated above. The address of the court is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court on or before the later of a date that is three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or 30 days after you receive a copy of this Notice. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Even if a claim is not barred by the limitations described above, all claims which have not been filed will be barred two years after decedents death. The date of death of the decedent is August 5, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2014 /s/ Julie Harvey, Personal Representative /s/Adam A. Czaya, Esq., FL Bar No. 90989,Attorney for Personal Representative, Law Office of Keith R. Taylor, PA P.O. Box 2016, Lecanto, FL 34460, (352) 795-0404, email@example.com Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle January 7 & 14, 2014. 116 Birch St., Bangor, ME 04401 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Marie T. Blume Attorney, Florida Bar Number: 0493181, P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, Florida 34451 Phone: (352) 726-7778 Fax (352)726-7798, firstname.lastname@example.org Published in the CITRUS COUNTYCHRONICLE January 7 &14, 2014. 000GWRI LINCOLN, Town Car white, 100,370.5 miles $3,200. (352) 503-9290 Patrick Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. 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Low miles $2,800. 352-628-1646 CHEVYVENTURA2005 Van. 74K mi. good cond extras included++ $6,000 obo (352) 637-6216 CHRYSLER Town & Country, LX Loaded, 6 DR, dual AC V6, stow seats, CD, maintained, garaged clean $5,850,212-9383 CHRYSLER2006, Town & Country Touring, $6,888. 352-341-0018 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 HONDACBR 1000 RR V ery low miles gar kept, Adult Owner, $4,000. (352) 257-8850 Triumph-750 Bonnieville. 10K orig doc mi. True classic. Like new cond. First $5400. 352-513-4257 CANOE W/ PADDLES Water Quest by KL Industries. 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January 9th ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION 3pm OUTSIDE exterior furniture, tools, household, treasures galore 5:30 EST A TE VEHICLES 10 Lexus IS350C 1,600 mi. mint, 99 Camary LE 89k, 07 Nissan Optima, 88 Bayliner 17 w/Merc 90hp 6:00 DESIGNER FURNITURE Drexel, Maitland Smith, Broyhill, Art, Oriental Carpets, Decorator items ********************** call for info 637-9588 D udleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck 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 I Buy Houses ANY CONDITION CASH 352-503-3245* 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. 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January 9th ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION 3pm OUTSIDE exterior furniture, tools, household, treasures galore 5:30 EST A TE VEHICLES 10 Lexus IS350C 1,600 mi. mint, 99 Camary LE 89k, 07 Nissan Optima, 88 Bayliner 17 w/Merc 90hp 6:00 DESIGNER FURNITURE Drexel, Maitland Smith, Broyhill, Art, Oriental Carpets, Decorator items ********************** call for info 637-9588 D udleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck 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 FORAFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKETANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ century21.com Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. 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