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12 9 10 11 2 3 1 4 8 Spring forwardDont forget to set clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.AP MARCH 8, 2014Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 213 50 CITRUS COUNTYBreak through: Lecanto baseball grabs win at C.R. /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH69LOW45Mostly sunny.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning SATURDAY INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Crossword . . . .C6 Community . .C4, C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C6 Harvester hits another snag A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The effort by a community group to mechanically harvest Lyngbya from Kings Bay has hit another snag. Save Crystal River Inc. was issued a permit by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday to crank up its harvesters. But, according to SCR president Bob Mercer, the group got a call Thursday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop everything until officials have a chance to review the permit. They called Mike Czerwinski (an area environmental consultant) and told him. They also want video of the harvester running with a bubbler bar on it, Mercer said. Mercer said he has not read all the conditions of the new permit yet, but knows that the harvester is not to in any way disturb the substrate of the bay bottom. Kings Bay is a designated Outstanding Florida Water and therefore has a very stringent regulatory permitting regime. Mercer said he was headed to Tampa on Friday to pick up turbidity screens that would be used in tandem with the harvester. Turbidity is the cloudiness that results when the water bottom is disturbed. He said his group also has in the works, at two different places, an efficient vacuum system that can pick up the Lyngbya and cause very minimal turbidity. Corps of Engineers wants to review permit before group can mechanically gather Lyngbya Quietly changed lives ChronicleAnnie Johnson grew up in Dunnellon, attending school before desegregation. She went on to get her masters degree from Columbia University and came back to the area to teach for the next 33 years, being one of the first black educators of the post-segregation era in the Citrus County School System. It was her desire to help feed those in need and to encourage them to socialize, however, that has left a lasting impression, with the Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Service Center continuing to provide services to the community nearly a decade and a half after her death. NANCYKENNEDY Staff writerDUNNELLONSome people talk about doing great things. Others, simply and without fanfare, do them. The late Annie Williams Johnson was one of those who quietly changed the lives of those around her and continues to do so, nearly 14 years after her death in 2000. The Dunnellon-based outreach center with her name on the sign out front has fed and served thousands of people since she started it back in the late 1970s. She told the Chroniclein 1999 after being selected as an Eckerd 100 Woman for her efforts to assist the elderly, I wanted any name on the building but mine. She was out-voted. In 1976, she was feeding seniors from the community in her home, said Christine Avina, client coordinator at the Annie W. Johnson service center. More and more people started showing up at her door and it got to be too much, so she moved her program here. Here refers to the old Second Bethel Baptist Church in Dunnellon, built in 1888. The church building, located around the block from her home, had fallen into disrepair and was no longer used for Sunday services. Johnson saw potential for its use and, with financial assistance from the Marion/Citrus Mental Health Group, the building was deeded over in 1986. After spearheading a community effort to restore, remodel and renew the former house of worship, Johnson turned it into a place where seniors could come every day, receive a meal and socialize with each other. Johnson told the Ocala Star Bannerin 1991 that in the early days during the winter, the wind would whistle through the walls and volunteers had to chop ice out of the toilets. But that didnt stop Johnson from her mission to feed people. Annie Johnson spent most of her life in Dunnellon. The oldest of three children born to Joe and Olivia Pelham Williams, she attended school at the all-black Hard Rock school that was held at the church and high school Booker T. Washington School in Inverness. She went on to attend Florida Normal College in St. Augustine and Columbia University in New York where she earned a masters degree in education. CHRISVANORMER Staff writerINVERNESS Road resurfacing through levying a fee got a push at a recent county commission meeting, but the plan wont be presented until later this month or possibly April. Commissioner Joe Meek requested board direction on setting up a system for a municipal service benefit unit (MSBU) for road resurfacing at the Feb. 25 meeting of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). One of the catalysts besides us talking about it for over a year now is that I spoke to the Citrus Springs Civic Association, Meek said. Obviously, a major issue in that community as it is throughout the county is road resurfacing. In May 2013, the BOCC approved the concept of creating an MSBU for road resurfacing projects, but not as a countywide flat fee as with the $54 MSBU for fire protection services. Individual neighborhoods would have to petition for road resurfacing and share the cost through establishing an MSBU district. The original concept was unanimously approved by commissioners. We need to move forward on this initiative, Meek continued. The MSBU would be voluntary, Meek said, as put forward in the original discussion. To go forward with road resurfacing, a neighborhood would need percent plus one of the improved properties on a particular road to want the resurfacing and residents would pay for it in the form of an MSBU, a shared fee on the county tax bill. Meek said Marion County has a similar system. Kids: Mom tried to kill us Woman who drove van into ocean charged with attempted murder Associated PressORLANDO After she drove her minivan into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, authorities said a pregnant South Carolina woman tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her three screaming children from the water that was rushing in through the windows. Ebony Wilkerson, who was charged with attempted murder Friday, said everyone was OK and left the van with her children inside, an affidavit said. The bystanders and beach safety officers, paying no mind to her urgings, pulled the two girls and a boy, ages 3, 9 and 10, through the windows Tuesday on Daytona Beach. Later, Wilkerson denied trying to hurt her children, telling investigators she was driving too close to the water, and the waves pulled her in, according to the charging affidavit. Her children told investigators another story. Mom tried to kill us, they told detectives, according to a charging affidavit. Mom is crazy. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said the 32-year-old Wilkerson has been charged with three counts each of first-degree attempted murder and child abuse. She was in the custody of the sheriffs office after being hospitalized for a mental evaluation since dunking the van into the surf. The children told authorities they had come to Florida from South Carolina only three days earlier to escape their father. They described a history of violence between their father and The late Annie Williams Johnson worked without fanfare and Ebony Wildersonsaid she brought her children from South Carolina to escape their father. NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MONTH Editors note: March is National Womens History month. The Chronicle has chosen four notable women in Citrus County who have made a lasting impact. For the remaining Saturdays in March, we will be telling the stories of these women, beginning with Annie Johnson. Voluntary road resurfacing MSBU in the works Joe Meekcounty commissioner said the MSBU would by voluntary. See MSBU/ Page A6 See CHARGED/ Page A2 See JOHNSON/ Page A2 Plan similar to Marion Countys See LYNGBYA/ Page A2
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The sister, Jessica Harrell, didnt return a phone call from The Associated Press, but she expressed her concerns about Wilkersons mental health to a 911 dispatcher only hours before the minivan ended up in the ocean. The children said that while driving south on the beach, their mother pointed at the ocean, locked the doors, rolled up the electric windows and then jerked the steering wheel, sending the minivan into the waves. One of the children asked her what she was doing, and she said: I am keeping us all safe, according to the affidavit. The boy tried to wrestle the steering wheel away from Wilkerson. She told them to close their eyes and go to sleep. She was trying to take them to a better place, Johnson said at a news conference. A child also lowered the windows and the siblings yelled for help, attracting the bystanders. Ive got to do this, Wilkerson told bystander Stacy Robinson as he attempted to intervene, according to the affidavit. One of the rescuers, Tim Tesseneer, said Wilkersons eyes were wide open and she looked possessed. Wilkerson tried to prevent a beach safety officer from entering the vehicle to rescue the toddler who was the last to be removed from the minivan, Tesseneer told detectives. The children are with the Department of Children and Families. Harrell told the dispatcher she had tried to take her sister to a hospital the previous day but Wilkerson had checked herself out. She said Wilkerson had been abused by her husband and that police should check on her. Shes getting a little bit better, but shes still not all there, Harrell said. Wilkerson was talking about Jesus and how there are demons in my house and how Im trying to control her, but Im trying to keep them safe, Harrell told the dispatcher. Harrell said she had taken Wilkersons car keys away, but her sister had found another set and driven off with the children. After the call to dispatch, Daytona Beach officers stopped Wilkersons black Honda Odyssey and she expressed fear that her husband would be coming to Florida to harm her and her children. The children were sitting quietly, smiling, and showed no signs of distress, the police report said. It was clear during my conversation that Wilkerson was suffering from some form of mental illness, but she was lucid and did not provide any signs that she met Baker Act requirements, the Daytona Beach police officer said in the report. The Florida Mental Health Act, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows authorities to involuntarily take people into custody if they seem to be a threat to themselves. CHARGEDContinued from Page A1 Ben JohnsonVolusia County sheriff. Its been a year since SCRs harvesters used for picking up Lyngbya from Kings Bays bottom fell silent following controversy over their use. Patrick Rose, executive director of Save the Manatee Club, expressed concerns in March of 2013 when he said he witnessed what amounted to dredging by an SCR harvester operator. Rose challenged the groups permit, saying it ought to apply for a dredging permit if it wanted to operate in that manner. He also claimed the excessive turbidity he witnessed was caused by the machine getting to the substrate. In eventual talks with SCR, Rose said he would relent in his objections only when SCR agrees to a monitoring regime and installing turbidity screens during harvests. Rose claims when turbidity happens, all kinds of algae including bad ones (phytoplankton) can float away to other parts of the bay and cause algal blooms. He also insisted the cloudiness could blind the operators from seeing a manatee in their path. Save Crystal River withdrew its permit and decided to apply for this new permit and brought in Czerwinski as a consultant on the project to help monitor harvester activity in the bay and give advice on scientific matters. Friday, Rose applauded the Corps decision to step in to assess the permit. It is absolutely the right thing to do, Rose said. He said the Corps is just trying to make sure SCR will follow all the conditions of the permit and implement it properly. If they (SCR) were to follow our settlement agreement, I dont see any problems with it at all, Rose added. He said after the permit clears the Corps scrutiny, he would take SCR up on a prior invitation to visit while the harvester is in operation. As long as they follow all the conditions of the permit, I wish them success. After all, we all want what is best for the bay.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. LYNGBYAContinued from Page A1 Johnson returned to her hometown and taught kindergarten and elementary students for 33 years, and was among the first black teachers in Citrus County to teach in a white school after desegregation. She retired from teaching in 1976, but not from public service. All along, whenever someone came to her door, she would invite them in for a sandwich or a plate of whatever she had cooking on the stove. And for those who couldnt come to her, she and her friends, such as the late Ernestine Thomas, would go to them, bringing baskets of food to the homebound all over town. Once she retired, Johnson was able to feed more people who were drawn by her hospitality. When the numbers grew larger than her little house could hold, she opened the Annie W. Johnson Senior Service Center. Prior to that, Johnson began teaching adults to read as something to do to stay busy. As the reading class grew, people started bringing their lunches and staying to socialize. Johnson saw that people were hungry for more than food, that they were lonely and thrived when they came together. She was not big about being in the spotlight, Christine Avina said. She had a job to do. In the beginning, funding for the center came from donations and fundraisers. Then came the This n That thrift store that was located on U.S. 41 just south of the Citrus/Marion county line. Four years ago, the thrift store moved to Pennsylvania Avenue. Around the time the Annie Johnson Senior Services Center opened in the church building, Johnson turned to Citrus County government for funding, and the county counted the center among its congregate dining sites until last year, when funding for the Dunnellon center was cut. In 1990, the center became an agency of both Citrus and Marion County United Way. The center named for the late Annie Johnson has evolved over the years. It began as a place for seniors to socialize and share a daily meal together. Avina said about 2007 or 2008 the name was changed to the Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Service Center because their outreach had grown to include younger people and families. Today its called the Annie W. Johnson Service Center and is primarily a United Way agency that helps people with their utility bills. The center still has a food pantry, Annies Special Care, which is funded through donations. Annie Williams Johnson grew up believing no one should ever be hungry or alone. She was one of the charter members of Citrus United Basket in 1977. She shared what she had with others and depended on her Christian faith and the generosity of others to meet the needs of the people who came to the center. Her accomplishments and honors include: 1991 Citrus County Citizen of the Year, Service Above Self Award from the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Service to Mankind Award from the Dunnellon Sertoma Club. In 1999, she was selected as an Eckerd 100 Woman for her volunteer service to her community. The NAACP in Atlanta also recognized her good works. I enjoy what I have done, Johnson told theChroniclein 1999. I have been wonderfully blessed. JOHNSONContinued from Page A1 Annie Williams Johnson grew up believing no one should every be hungry or alone. Around the STATE Driver backs van into West Citrus Community CenterHOMOSASSA The West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Drive, was the scene of an accident late Friday morning. According to sheriffs office spokeswoman Lindsay Blair, a county volunteer was delivering food to the center and accidently hit the gas instead of the brake when backing up to deliver supplies. The van went through a wall, breaking a window and two double doors. Fire Services and county Building Division personnel responded to the scene, securing the building and deeming it safe occupy. The driver of the van was safe but shaken by the incident, Blair said.FSU provost appointed interim university presidentTALLAHASSEE Florida State University is tapping Garnett Stokes as the schools interim president. FSU trustees on Friday placed Stokes in charge while the school searches for a replacement to outgoing President Eric Barron. Barron is leaving FSU to become president of Penn State University. Stokes has been FSU provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since 2011. She will take over as interim president in April. There is already widespread speculation about potential contenders for the permanent job. Allan Bense, chairman of the FSU board of trustees, insisted on Friday that there is no frontrunner for the job. The search committee, however, includes many politically connected members, including a former state Senate president, a state legislator and former FSU quarterback Drew Weatherford. Weatherfords brother is House speaker. From staff and wire reports Garnett Stokes
STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleIt was a night of country glamour, fellowship and celebration. Three local youths Caitlyn Tymowczak, left, Nathan Cobb, center, and Michelle Beno were honored Thursday at the 13th annual Steak and Steak Dinner at M&B Dairy Farm in Lecanto for their leadership in the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County hosts its signature event annually to recognize three students who have been nominated by their individual clubs Evelyn Waters club in Inverness, Robert Halleen club in Homosassa and Central Ridge club in Beverly Hills. Boys & Girls Clubs is a national organization with local chapters that provides beforeand after-school enrichment activities for youths in the community. Each of the three clubs chose a Youth of the Month. Executive Director Cindi Fein said that, out of each of these groups, one representative is chosen to attend the annual Steak and Steak Dinner. Based on his essay, Cobb was chosen as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus Countys Youth of the Year. In addition to the celebration, area businesses donated various items for the silent and live auctions. Kiwanis of Inverness donated and cooked all of the steaks and baked potatoes. All proceeds will be utilized for the efforts of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. PATFAHERTY Staff writerAfter nearly four months of negotiations, Duke Energy has a new contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Neither side has responded to requests to comment on the threeyear contract, but the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which followed the negotiation process, confirmed the agreement was ratified by union membership Feb.28. The contract with Local 433 covers operations, maintenance, chemistry and health physics workers at the Crystal River nuclear power plant (CR3) in addition to other Duke facilities. NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said the agency had been keeping close tabs on the negotiations and had reviewed the companys strike contingency plan in the event a walkout had occurred. Negotiations began Oct.15 on a new contract to cover the unions approximately 1,800 members who work for Duke Energy in Florida. The companys total workforce union and nonunion was approximately 4,000 at the close of 2013. Talks had bogged down late last year and a previously agreed upon 60-day contract extension was implemented to provide additional time to try and negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement. Negotiations were completed Feb.12. On March1, Local 433 announced the settlement and ratification vote on its website and Facebook page. The contract includes a 3percent retroactive wage increase and vacation enhancement package. New contract language revises some job titles and reflects the transitioning into the decommissioning process for CR3. It also covers staffing and training at the proposed Citrus County natural gas turbine plant scheduled to be operational in 2018. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. ChronicleAt 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, the Manatee EcoTourism Association of Citrus County (META) will host a free seminar conducted by Jim Reid and Susan Butler titled Wild Manatee Movements and Habitat Studies in the Big Bend. The U.S. Geological Survey/Sirenia Project has utilized radio tracking to study manatees at Crystal River since the late 1970s. Understanding the details of manatee movements is valuable for identifying critical resources and manatee habitat-use patterns in the Big Bend region. Jim Reid and Susan Butler will describe the evolution of tagging/ tracking methodologies, present recent findings on manatee activity patterns and discuss issues related to managing the species in the region. This is important not only for commercial boat captains but for anyone who boats and paddles around Citrus County to enable them to understand what the radio tag transmitters on the manatees mean, the information gained from them and the importance of leaving those manatees and their tracking gear undisturbed. The seminar will last between an hour and 90 minutes, including a question-and-answer discussion. The event will be in the Palm Room at the Plantation on Crystal River. There is no fee and the meeting is open to the public. META guides/captains in attendance will be credited toward continuing education in the guides certification program. Around theCOUNTY Autism seminar on tap March 12Margie Garlin, a parent of a child with autism and a Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) representative in Citrus County, will speak about autism spectrum disorder at 10:30a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center (CCLEC), at the Key Training Center, 5521 Buster Whitton Way, Lecanto. Garlin will cover a variety of issues that include ASD as a diagnosis, helping your child as a student, ASD in combination with other disabilities, programs and interventions that will help an individual with ASD and how CARD, specifically, may help. CARD is the go-to organization for those with a child with autism, Aspergers or other communication disorder, or if parents suspect that might be the case. This presentation will be open to the public. For more information, call Stephanie Hopper at 352344-0288. Jessies Place benefit Sunday A buffet of Citrus County restaurants will join forces Sunday night to present Cooking for a Cause, to benefit Jessies Place. From 6 to 9p.m. 16 area restaurants will serve up their special offerings and will face off in Top Chef style competition. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the event and may be purchased by calling Jessies Place at 352-270-8814. Tickets are also available at the Crystal River Mall and BS Publications. Jessies Place functions as a central location to coordinate all needed services for children who have been abused or neglected. League will mark first anniversaryEveryone is invited to the League of Women Voters of Citrus Countys first anniversary luncheon starting at 10:30a.m. Tuesday, March11, in lieu of its general meeting, at the Citrus Hills Country Club in the Garden Room. Deirdre McNab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, will be the guest speaker. There will be a drawing and a money tree available. Tickets are $20 in advance; reservation required. Call Kate Betsko at 352382-0032 or 614-563-4282, or Marie Pettibone at 352601-6857 for additional information.NAMI meeting slated MondayDoors open at 6:15p.m. Monday, March10, for the general meeting of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Speakers will begin at 6:45 p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are invited, and especially those who may have a relative or friend who would benefit from LightHouse membership. To educate the public about this avenue for mental wellness, the facilitator for the LightHouse, Gloria Tucci, will present a program at the meeting, along with some of the LightHouse members who will be telling their stories and how LightHouse membership has helped them achieve success in their lives. Refreshments will be served. From staff reports From theCAPITAL House bill deals with trauma centersA House subcommittee is expected Tuesday to take up a bill (PCB HIS 14-01) that could ensure the continued operation of disputed trauma centers in Manatee, Pasco and Marion counties. The bill, filed by the Health Innovation Subcommittee, would allow trauma centers to remain open if they have operated for a 12-month period and if they submit an application for a site visit by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The bill does not name any trauma centers, but it comes after nearly three years of legal battles in the hospital industry. Pending cases threaten the continued operation of trauma centers at Blake Medical Center in Manatee County, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County and Ocala Regional Medical Center in Marion County. Elections package drawing fireSenate Ethics and Elections Committee Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, has put together an elections measure that is sure to please some Democrats while angering others, as well Latvalas own elections chief. The proposal (SB 7068) would ban elections supervisors from using satellite drop-off locations for absentee ballots during early voting, something that led to a tiff last year between Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark and Gov. Rick Scotts administration. Clark and some other supervisors use drop-off sites at libraries or post offices. Just before a special election in Pinellas County last year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner told the supervisors they werent allowed to use the satellite sites, but Clark defied him. Latvalas election-year proposal would allow absentee ballots to be dropped off during the early voting period at supervisors offices or inside early voting sites. Latvalas bill would also require the state to create an online voterregistration system, which Democrats support. The Ethics and Elections Committee is scheduled to take up the bill Monday. Rep. Mark Pafford, DWest Palm Beach, has filed a stand-alone measure (HB 1307) that mirrors Sotos amendments.FSU backs in-state tuition for some Outgoing Florida State University President Eric Barron said Friday that the school supports measures in the Legislature to allow certain undocumented students to be eligible for instate tuition. A proposal (HB 851) that would exempt from out-ofstate tuition students who attend Florida high schools for three consecutive years, as well as military veterans who reside in the state while enrolled in college, has already received support from two House committees. STATE& LOCAL Page A3SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE From wire reports Learn about wild manatees Outstanding youths honored at annual gala Union OKs new Duke contract Volunteers recognized at annual luncheon ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerBEVERLY HILLS One person can make a difference. But in Citrus County, 514 registered volunteers have made a difference by serving nearly 98,000 hours in the community. These people have made a positive difference in many peoples lives and surely we will never measure the true impact that volunteers have made, said Laurie Diestler, supervisor of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center. On Thursday at the annual Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC) and Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Recognition Celebration at the Central Ridge Community Center, Diestler reported that the value of the volunteers service to the community totaled $2,163,667. Today we are here to honor you in support of your efforts, she said. More than 60 individuals received pins for years of service, including Lois Young who is celebrating 20 years with RSVP and NCVC. One volunteer said there are no excuses for not volunteering. I take my cane with me everywhere, but I volunteer from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week, said Dottie Vacca. I enjoy the people. If you have neighbors and friends we can use them. My friends are in their 80s and 90s but they are volunteering. There is always a job for everyone. County Commissioner John JJ Kenney presented six individuals with the Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Awards Stephen Evans, Paul Gadke, John Grannan, Mary Jackson, Sarah OConnor and Herb Neeld Sr. In 2002, the award program was created as a way to thank and honor Americans who inspired others to engage in volunteer service. This award is given to volunteers who have dedicated at least 4,000 hours to service over the course of their lives. Assistant County Administrator Cathy Pearson thanked the volunteers for their dedication and time. Thank you for all that you do, she said. Thank you for making a difference in so many peoples lives. Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@chronicle online.com. 4,000-PLUS HOURSPresidents Call to Service Lifetime Awards for 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service. Stephen Evans Paul Gadke John Grannan Mary Jackson Sarah OConnor Herb Neeld Sr. RSVP The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Citrus County was started Sept. 30, 1989. RSVP's mission is to provide volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older, who have a myriad of experience and interests from all economic, educational and social backgrounds to serve on a regular basis in a variety of settings throughout Citrus County. Volunteers who are registered with RSVP are provided at no cost with supplemental automobile, liability and injury insurance coverage while volunteering or traveling to/from their site. As funds allow, partial mileage reimbursement is available.Source: www.naturecoast volunteercenter.org/
Birthday Be authoritative and confident in your business dealings. Your skills, accomplishments and ideas have laid the foundation for a successful future. A casual approach could undo the image you have worked hard to establish. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Someone you love needs your attention. Adjust your priorities to put your domestic responsibilities first. Aries (March 21-April 19) Stay on track and dismiss any projects that do not conform to your career plans. Keep an open line of communication with those who can you advance. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Devise a precise plan for your future. Outline all of the requirements necessary to see your vision take shape. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Petty conflicts will develop quickly if you are excessively tired.Relax and take a stress-free break, away from your day-to-day responsibilities. Cancer (June 21-July 22) You will be treated with suspicion if you exaggerate. Its not necessary to brag. Honesty is the most important quality when it comes to attracting new friends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) You will make a favorable impression if you stand up for your beliefs. Your straightforward approach will lead to an offer from someone influential. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make special plans or include the ones you love in a family project in order to close any gap that has come between you and the ones you love. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Unexpected developments will take you in a new direction. Dont wait for change to take place. Now is the time to make your dreams come true. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Consider the facts and your available budget when dealing with investments. Be wary of contracts that allow others access to your private records. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Deal with personal matters immediately so you can get on with your life and do the things you want, with less stress. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Make a pledge to take better care of your health. Explore a new regimen for better nutrition and frequent exercise. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Surround yourself with good friends and family. Offer your assistance to youngsters, and take part in creative games.TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour. Todays Highlight in History: On March 8, 1979, technology firm Philips demonstrated a prototype compact disc player during a news conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. On this date: In 1702, Englands Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III. In 1917, the U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang. In 1983, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an evil empire. Ten years ago: Iraqs Governing Council signed a landmark interim constitution. Five years ago: A suicide bomber struck a police academy in Baghdad, killing at least 30. One year ago: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan for his first visit as Pentagon chief. Todays Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 78. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 70. Actordirector Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) is 69. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 68. Singer Gary Numan is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 55. Actress Camryn Manheim is 53. Actor Actress Andrea Parker is 44. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 38. Actor James Van Der Beek is 37. Actress Jessica Collins is 31. Rhythm-andblues singer Kristinia DeBarge is 24. Thought for Today: In every person, even in such as appear most reckless, there is an inherent desire to attain balance. 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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 PressLOS ANGELES Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, Cosmos, took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the 21st-century edition debuting Sunday, has a head start with a Twitter following of 1.7 million thats just edged by the starry likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green. Tyson, a go-to expert for news reports on Earththreatening asteroids and other science developments, said his public profile frees him from comparisons to Sagan. The educator and author with a gift for conveying the wonder of discovery died in 1996 at age 62. If I didnt have a following, I think people would say, How is he going to fill Carl Sagans shoes? How is he going to pronounce billion? said Tyson, referring to the billions and billions of stars phrase made famous by Sagan in Cosmos (although purists insist Sagan said upon, not and). Sagan was the presenter for the first series, Tyson said, and hes the presenter for the second. He gamely accepts an analogy, one hes clearly heard before, to the string of actors who have starred in the Doctor Who title role. Each contributes something different, but youre still with the franchise at the end of the day, he said. The new version begins its 13-episode run at 9p.m. Sunday on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo. Viewers have a second chance to catch each episode at 10p.m. Monday on National Geographic, with added behind-the-scenes and other bonus footage. It will air in other countries on Fox channels and National Geographic Channels International. Tyson, 55, brings to the program his distinguished credentials as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and an author whose works include Space Chronicles and The Pluto Files. Hes the perfect modern media scientist: tall and goodlooking, with a deep voice that he uses to charismatic and authoritative effect. Proving hes a stickler for accuracy, Tyson took Gravity to task for scientific gaffes and prompted a flurry of coverage ranging from Hollywood trade papers to geek-favored websites. Among the more lighthearted of his Mysteries of #Gravity tweets: Why Bullocks hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head. Associated PressAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the television show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday on Fox and simultaneously across multiple U.S. Fox networks. The series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.A4SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 CODE RED WEATHER SIGNUP To register for the Citrus County Sheriffs Offices Code RED weather program, visit www.sheriffcitrus.org/EM/ and click on the Emergency Management menu item. Choose CodeRED Registration and enter the location to be monitored and your contact details if using a cellphone, you may choose to receive text alerts, but standard text messaging rates may apply. Choose which types of warnings to receive: general notifications and/or severe weather warning about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms or flash floods. Cosmos is back
Domestic battery arrest Michael Page, 39, of Homosassa, at 11:34 p.m. March 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.Other arrests Colton Silcox, 21, of South Evans Point, Inverness, at 8:40 a.m. March 4 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of burglary to a dwelling. Alexander Valentine, 21, of East Willow Street, Inverness, at 5:03 p.m. March 4 on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property by use of the Internet, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Valentine, along with Zachary Quattromani and an unnamed juvenile, is accused of shoplifting items from Walmart, then taking them to customer service and returning them for a Walmart gift card. Bond $5,250. Zachary Quattromani, 20, of North Bradshaw Terrace, Inverness, at 5:03 p.m. March 4 on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property by use of the Internet, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Quattromani, along with Alexander Valentine and an unnamed juvenile, is accused of shoplifting items from Walmart, then taking them to customer service and returning them for a Walmart gift card. Quattromani used one of the gift cards to purchase $29.97 in perfume. Bond $5,000. Cody Brown, 20, of North Lisette Path, Dunnellon, at 10:04 a.m. March 4 on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. According to his arrest affidavit, Brown is accused of breaking the windshield and denting the vehicle of the victim, causing less than $200 in damage. Brown and the victim were acquaintances and the items were damaged during a verbal dispute. Bond $250. Christine Waters, 31, of West Stuart Lane, Homosassa, at 8:45 p.m. March 4 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of knowingly driving with suspended license. According to her arrest affidavit, Waters was stopped for having an expired tag. Waters reportedly admitted to deputies that her license was suspended. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and an unprescribed clonazepam tablet was found in her possession. Bond $5,500. Amber Waters, 27, of West Stuart Lane, Homosassa, at 8:46 p.m. March 4 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. According to her arrest affidavit, Waters was a passenger stopped for having an expired tag. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and a baggie containing methamphetamine, along with several baggies with methamphetamine residue, were found in her possession. Bond $5,500. Nashaat Estafanous, 51, of Highlands Drive, McKenzie, Tenn., at 11:29 p.m. March 4 on an active Marion County warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of possession of cocaine. Lee Brecheen, 43, of Homosassa, at 2:09 a.m. March 5 on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $3,000. Courtney Nolan, 24, of North Croft Avenue, Inverness, at 10:39 a.m. March 5 on an active Sumter County warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of burglary to a dwelling. John Swanson, 70, of West Dock Place, Citrus Springs, at 10:35 a.m. March 5 on a felony charge of knowingly transmitting child pornography to another person in Florida. According to his arrest affidavit, Swanson was caught in an undercover operation. The undercover detective downloaded two files, including a video, approximately nine minutes in length, depicting child pornography that was sent from the IP address associated with Swanson. A search warrant was obtained on March 5, and Swansons computer was confiscated. Bond $10,000. Joseph Anaskevich III, 24, of North Sheltering Oaks Drive, Inverness, at 3 p.m. March 5 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of grand theft. Christopher Caramico, 30, of West Mayo Drive, Crystal River, at 5:03 p.m. March 5 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing on property. According to his arrest affidavit, Caramico is accused of sitting on a park bench outside of the Dollar Tree in Crystal River and making inappropriate comments to the clerks. Bond $500. Walter Wunderly, 23, of Redbay Court, Homosassa, at 9:49 p.m. March 5 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. According to his arrest affidavit, Wunderly was stopped for failing to wear a seat belt. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs and three bags of cannabis with a total weight of 44 grams were found in the vehicle. Bond $5,000. Melissa McGillis, 33, of North Desoto Street, Beverly Hills, at 12:42 a.m. March 7 on a misdemeanor charge of battery. According to her arrest affidavit, McGillis is accused of grabbing the victim by her hair and starting a fight in her front yard. Bond $500. Whitney Mast, 22, of Dunnellon, at 3:56 a.m. March 7 on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. According to her arrest affidavit, Mast was pulled over because deputies suspected she had a suspended license. A search of the vehicle uncovered a 9MM semiautomatic pistol that was loaded. Bond $1,000. Justin Bladl, 29 of South Lansing Point, Homosassa, at 2:02 a.m. March 7 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. Bond $500. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A residential burglary was reported at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, March 6, in the 11300 block of N. Shagbark Way, Dunnellon. A commercial burglary was reported at 10:32 a.m. March 6 in the 2400 block of N.W. U.S. 19, Crystal River. A residential burglary was reported at 7:23 p.m. March 6 in the 900 block of N. Savary Ave., Inverness. A residential burglary was reported at 7:34 p.m. March 6 in the 6400 block of W. Oaklawn St., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 9:49 p.m. March 6 in the 2100 block of N. Crabapple Terrace, Lecanto.Theft A grand theft was reported at 4:07 p.m. March 3 in the 500 block of S. Jefferson St., Beverly Hills. A petit theft was reported at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the 11700 block of E. Hawk Lane, Floral City. A grand theft was reported at 4:37 p.m. March 4 in the 100 block of S. Hibiscus Ave., Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 5:02 p.m. March 4 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 6:49 p.m. March 4 in the 1000 block of W. Main St., Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 7:32 p.m. March 4 in the 100 block of S. Apopka Ave., Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 8:58 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the 1400 block of S. Tranquil Point, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 11:28 a.m. March 5 in the 1900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. A grand theft was reported at 1:23 p.m. March 5 in the 8500 block of W. Venable St., Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 5:05 p.m. March 5 in the 1900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. A petit theft was reported at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the 1900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCITRUS SPRINGS The Citrus County Sheriffs Office celebrated its own and civilians for outstanding work and acts of heroism Wednesday night. The annual event of appreciation was attended by the top brass of the sheriffs office, including members of fire rescue and their families. Sheriff Jeff Dawsy and Capt. Elena Vitt acted as emcees during the event. When you hear what these men and women did and the help of the community, youve got to feel good ..., Dawsy said in his closing remarks. I have been in law enforcement longer than a lot of these people have been alive, he quipped. But I have to tell you, this is the finest group of people I have ever surrounded myself with. And for that, I thank you ... And I pledge to you and to your loved ones that you are a priority to this organization and to this community, Dawsy added. Dawsy also vowed to protect and honor his agency personnel through the next two-and-a-half years to the end of his final term as sheriff. Dawsy has said he plans to step down after his current term, which began following his victory at the polls in 2012.Certificate of Appreciation Christopher Lawson, Julie Shutt Home Depot manager and assistant manager. Home Depot in Crystal River donated: smoke alarms for Free Smoke Alarm Installation Project, materials for Jessies Place beautification project, materials for projects at Fire Station No.7 and No.20 and materials for the Memorial Stair Climb. Certificate of Citizen Appreciation Dustin Robbins, James Underwood Withlacoochee River Electric employees who observed a vessel crash with two occupants thrown into the water. They pulled the victims from the water and began to administer first aid and transported them to safety. The quick response prevented a serious outcome, as one person did not have on a life vest and sustained serious injuries. Certificate of Citizen Appreciation Leon and Jessica McClellan. A request was sent out on the Shop with a Cop Facebook page looking for a donor to buy the turkeys for the Homosassa Walmart event. They responded and purchased more than 30 turkeys for the families involved in the event. Certificate of Citizen Appreciation Eleanor Carter received a call from a stranger, hearing a confused elderly male making a statement about ending it all. She stayed on the phone long enough to obtain detailed information and immediately called 911, which enabled deputies to locate the stranger and render aid. Certificate of Citizen Appreciation Sandy Bowers and Jacob Bensinger of Taco Bell in Inverness observed a suspect interacting inappropriately with individuals. As a result, the male subject was arrested on lewd and lascivious charges Certificate of Appreciation Tina Andes On May19, 2013, there was a residential fire in Beverly Hills. A dog was recovered from residence. Andes performed canine CPR, saving the dogs life. The family lost nearly all possessions, but was grateful they didnt lose their dog. Certificate of Appreciation Terry Funderburk During the past year, the office received more than a dozen letters, emails and twice as many phone calls regarding his outstanding performance. Funderburk goes above and beyond for every call he responds to. On March14, 2013, he responded to a call about a stolen dog that belonged to a young girl who had been involved in a motorcycle accident that killed her father and put her in a coma. Funderburk had no lead to the dogs whereabouts, but set out to find it. The family believed the dog would aid in the girls recovery. His tenacity and dedication enabled him to reunite the dog and his owner 12 hours after setting off. Certificate of Commendation Brian Coleman Harold Monk had eluded law enforcement for months while residing in wooded areas in Crystal River. On Feb.20, 2013, Coleman spotted a hidden trail. Searching the trail, Monk was located, arrested and transported to jail. Certificate of Commendation James Merritt On June13, 2013, a suspect had made entry into a fenced area of Quality Marine Supply and was attempting to steal scrap metal. The suspect fled on foot from the deputy and attempted to hide under a large tank, but was spotted by Merritt and arrested on charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools. Certificate of Commendation John Bergen and Mark Lynch In January 2012, Detective Bergen and members of Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) began a covert investigation into one of the worst pain clinics in Citrus County. The clinic had dispensed more than 1.5million narcotic pain pills (oxycodone) when it was shut down. A team effort of TIU, FDLE, SAO and Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations that spanned more than a year resulted, on Feb.7, 2013, in a search warrant at the clinic in Crystal River. Patients were in the waiting room and employees were present. Dr. Daniel McIntire was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in narcotics. Certificate of Commendation TJ Indorato with K9 Repo and Bud Aguilera At 5:20a.m. Dec.6, 2013, an inprogress burglary was reported. Suspect had fled, possibly armed with a firearm. They searched for two hours and redeployed four times due to information coming in from citizens sighting the suspect. Final deployment went into a wooded area while Aguilera provided cover to the K9 team. Apprehension was made by Repo and the suspect was arrested. The arrest helped solve multiple cases and removed a felon from the streets. Certificates of Commendation, Appreciation Al Emrick certificate of commendation; Ed Wilson certificate of appreciation In July 2009, the Colonial pawn shop was burglarized by suspects who made entry through the roof. Detectives Emrick and Wilson discovered that the burglary was associated with a rash of similar burglaries occurring throughout the state. A statewide prosecutor was assigned In December 2013 a letter from Attorney General Pam Bondi arrived announcing the closure of the case and thanking Detectives Emrick and Wilson for their dedication and hard work. Certificate of Commendation Dodi Pruitt, Casey Phillips Offender Jason Osborn, originally wanted for grand theft, was detained in March2013 in a traffic stop conducted by road deputy, then committed multiple felonies and battery on a law enforcement officer (driving his vehicle approximately 20 yards while the deputy was hanging out of the passenger window). An investigation and surveillance were conducted by Pruitt and Phillips that led to the arrest of the alleged offender. Certificate of Commendation Sam Ruby, Dale Strickland (related to Citizen award, Linda Boles) On Sept.23, 2013, deputies were called to Silverlake Point in Dunnellon in reference a missing 76-yearold female with dementia, who was last seen by a neighbor four days earlier. With very bad weather cold, wet, rainy, including flood warnings Ruby and Strickland identified the best ways to search using ATVs. They endured the natural elements and found the woman, going back to a location K9 Winnie showed an interest in. Certificate of Commendation Christopher Culbertson, Corry Clark, Justin Williams (related to Citizen Award for Shawn Ruth and Ray Pateracki) On Dec.3, 2013, a frantic mother discovered her 3-year-old son missing and called 911. County Aquatic Service Division workers were on their airboat and helped find the child floating in the water. Deputies arrived on scene to assist in CPR. The mom had been doing chest compression and passed out, requiring medical attention. Deputies applied the AED (automated external defibrillator). The child did not survive, but everyone on scene gave their very best. Certificate of Commendation Kat Powers Investigating the murder of a 3-year-old girl, Powers was brought in to assist Major Crimes in the case. Powers contacted the suspect (the childs mother) at her residence and asked the suspect to accompany her to a park to talk with her. Powers felt that the suspect would be more comfortable at the park to open up. Surveillance had been set up at the park to capture the conversation. Soon after arriving at the park, the suspect opened up and confessed to the murder. Certificate of Commendation Shawn Ruth, Ray Pateracki On Dec.3, 2013, a frantic mother discovered her 3-yearold son missing and called 911. County Aquatic Services Division workers Shawn Ruth and Ray Pateracki were on their airboat and spotted the child floating in the water near the dock. The mother jumped in the water and got the little boy to shore. Ruth began CPR and rescue breathing along with the mother, while Pateracki helped guide first responders to the scene. The child did not survive, but everyone on scene gave their very best. Certificate of Commendation Linda Boles, K9 Winnie On Sept.23, 2013, a 76-year-old female with dementia was reported missing and was last seen by a neighbor four days earlier. Despite very bad weather, Boles, with K9 Winnie, volunteered her services to help find the missing woman. K9 Winnie showed a great deal of interest in a particular area and detectives later located the woman not too far from there. The woman was disoriented, too weak to call for help, dehydrated, and suffering from hypothermia. If not for the efforts of Linda Boles and K9 Winnie, detectives may not have re-searched the area. Unit Citation of Excellence Communications Heather Silver, Victoria Carbonara, Dwane Gannon, Amanda Dixon, Juli Payne, Carolyn Coughlin, Rita Lepinskie, Caren Lottering, Maria Sitterson. Easter Sunday, March31, 2013, was an exceptionally busy day, including a homicide, traffic crash and suicidal subject. Code RED messages were issued and numerous contacts were made (medical examiner, wreckers, hostage negotiators). Every task was handled flawlessly. The day started with the homicide, which required intense coordination, including moving units to set up a perimeter, calling the medical examiner, arranging for a wrecker, sending out a Code RED and more. At the same time, Communications received a call in reference to the suicidal subject who was holding a gun to his chest. Communication officers had to issue another Code Red, calling out hostage negotiators and K9 units and handled other important details. A traffic crash involving a motorcycle then occurred, requiring coordination of two helicopter medevacs and shutting down State Road 44. Everyone on this squad went into overdrive to make sure that every single task was handled flawlessly. Unit Citation of Excellence Fire Station 3 Thomas Fletcher, Andrew Meaders, Kevin Pappadouplos, Lawrence White, Michael Williams Jr., Robert Knoll All of these firefighters worked together as a team designing and constructing the interior of the Agency Hazmat Trailer, spending personal time working on it. By doing so they saved the agency a significant amount of money. They volunteered to take on the task and worked diligently to complete it over the course of one month. It is the only Hazmat trailer in Citrus County and these men should be proud of their contribution. Unit Citation of Excellence T.I.U. John Bergen, Kenneth Lakatis, John Novy, Justin Ferrara, Christopher Ludlow, Allison McLaughlin-Perry, Garrett Neal, Steve Smith, Travis Parsons, Christopher Reeves, Casey Phillips, Corey Allen, Todd Holloway, Aidan Marshall, Heath Schaffer. An investigation lasting more than a year of a pain clinic that dispensed more than 1.5million narcotic pain pills involved a team effort among TIU, FDLE, SAO and Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations. On Feb. 7, 2013, a search warrant was executed at the clinic in Crystal River. As a result, Dr. Daniel McIntire was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in narcotics. LOCALCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 A5 000hiwl Citrus County Mosquito Control would like to invite the Citizens of Citrus County to visit our Headquarters Office located at 968 N. Lecanto Hwy. 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Tiger exhibit opens at Jacksonville Zoo Associated PressJACKSONVILLE A new, $9.5 million tiger exhibit is set to open Saturday at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The Land of the Tiger exhibit will feature five tigers a pair of rare Sumatran tigers and three Malayan tiger brothers from the Palm Beach Zoo. Zoo officials said the exhibit is the most significant addition to the facility since the Range of the Jaguar opened in 2004. All the things that we did with the jaguar exhibit the theming, the special views, the underwater viewing, the noseto-nose experience through glass weve done for the tiger exhibit, the zoos executive director Tony Vecchio told The Florida TimesUnion. But weve also given the animals more freedom and choices as they roam. Vecchio said the zoo hasnt had its own tigers in more than 20 years. Tigers, he said, have been the most requested animal in the 4 1/2 years hes been with the zoo. People dont ask if we have them, but where they are, Vecchio said. They really are iconic. The 2.5-acre exhibit is the second phase of the zoos Asia Precinct expansion, which began in 2009 with the Asian Bamboo gardens and the Komodo Dragon Exhibit. Construction of the Land of the Tigers began last April, said Dan Maloney, the zoos deputy director of conservation and education. In addition to the tigers, the new exhibit will feature three Visayan warty pigs, a pair of babirusa pigs, two Asian smallclawed otters, two wrinkled hornbills and a pair of wreathed hornbills. There will also be dozens of species of Asian plants in the exhibit. Bob Chabot, the zoos director of horticulture and facilities, said the list of plants includes several varieties of bamboo, Japanese blueberry trees, banana trees, ginger plants, ribbon and fan palms, loquats, and grasses and ferns. The overall goal, he said, is to help provide a tropical, Southeast Asian feeling to the landscape. Vecchio said the zoos next big project will involve giant reptiles.
In addition to sharing the cost among residents in an MSBU district, the cost could be offset by using gas tax revenue. This would be voluntary, Meek said. Weve discussed it before with regards to paying down that cost by the gas tax dollars, so instead of just those gas tax dollars, whatever that amount is going toward road resurfacing, we can leverage those dollars to go for this voluntary road issue. Meek asked County Administrator Brad Thorpe to start the process and bring back a program for board members vote. Commission Chairman John JJ Kenney said hed recently ridden his motorcycle in Citrus Springs. Weve got a lot of roads like that, Kenney said. I would support the fact that we take a look at the voluntary resurfacing. Its for the good of our community and safety of our community. Commissioner Dennis Damato instructed Thorpe to bring back examples from Marion County where he said the system works. You have to introduce this concept to the public because it will help solve a lot of issues, Damato said. Its important for people to know and understand the process, Damato continued. We are falling behind on the schedule to get this done, Thorpe agreed. Its a massive job trying to rank, categorize, come up with all of the ARs (administrative regulations), and the procedures for the people to do that. Im suggesting weve got to add staff or weve got to get somebody a consultant on board to help push this process forward. Thorpe said another challenge is to make the process simple enough to be useable while meeting legal requirements. Damato suggested that the resurfacing process be made as simple as the process for adding streetlights in a subdivision. Thorpe stated that he could bring back options for the board to consider. By a 4-1 vote, the board instructed Thorpe to bring back a plan for voluntary road resurfacing. Meek made the motion, seconded by Damato. Commissioner Scott Adams cast the vote against the motion. He said he thought the subject had been voted on last year.Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer@chronicle online.com. Juan deTorres, 95Juan Ramon deTorres, 95, died March 6, 2014. A celebration tribute will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, with personal tributes at 3 p.m., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.Sharon Kay Hatcher, 58FLORAL CITYSharon K. Kay (Gross) Hatcher, 58, of Floral City, Fla., passed away Feb. 14, 2014, in the care of CMH in Inverness due to complications from an illness. Kay was born Sept. 5, 1955, to the late Homer and Ethel Gross of Pinellas Park. She moved with her family to Inverness around 1968. Kay is survived by her husband of 30 years, Kenneth Kenny Hatcher of Floral City; son, Thomas Gross (Virginia) of Orlando; daughters, Kameron Hatcher of Georgia and Kendyll Hatcher of Floral City; brother, Michael A. Gross Red of Inverness; along with aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and extended family and friends. Kay was a professional landscaper by trade for Black Diamond Golf & Country Club. Kay loved life, fun people and happiness. Kay will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Kays family will have a private ceremony at a later date. We love you Kay! Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Thomas Jett, 59INVERNESSThomas William Jett, 59, Inverness, Fla., died Jan. 15, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. March 9, 2014, at St. Margarets Episcopal Church, Inverness. William Lewis Jr., 80INVERNESSWilliam David Lewis Jr., 80, of Inverness, Fla., passed away March 7, 2014, under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. William was born March 28, 1933, to William and Marion Lewis in Atlantic City, N.J. William is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margery Lewis; one son, W. Scott Lewis (Bethanne) of Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Sharon L. Bledsoe (Mark) of Apex, N.C.; six grandchildren, Brenna, Mara, Connor, Chance, Ryan, and Dale; two sisters, Marianne Carberry of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Madeline Horchak of Delran, N.J.; one brother, David John Lewis of Satsuma. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. Bobbi Click, 70BEVERLY HILLSBobbi J. Click, 70, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died March 7, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando.Lawrence Martin, 80CRYSTAL RIVERLawrence Charles Martin, 80, of Crystal River, Fla., died March 7, 2014. Private Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River. Edmund Ted SpetzHOMOSASSAEdmund (Ted) Spetz, formerly of Loveland, Colo., and Largo, Fla., passed away peacefully at home in Homosassa, Fla., Dec. 13, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte; and siblings, Kathryn, Andrew and Martin. By his request, there will be no service. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements. Donald Wait, 79FLORAL CITYDonald A. Wait, 79, Floral City, Fla., died March 6, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Carmen Berra, 85WIFE OF LONGTIME YANKEE YOGI BERRANEWARK, N.J. Carmen Berra, 85, wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, has died. The Yankees confirmed that she died Thursday night in New Jerseys Essex County. The team didnt say how she died. The couple was married in January 1949 and had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Berra, a catcher, was a 10-time World Series champion with the Yankees and later served as the teams manager. In addition to her husband, Carmen Berra is survived by three sons including Dale, a former major league baseball player; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Her funeral will be private. 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MSBUContinued from Page A1 Obama promotes education agenda at Miami school Associated PressWASHINGTON President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first step toward getting a college education. During a visit to a Miami high school on Friday, Obama announced a new initiative to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form. The application is required for students to receive federal student aid, like Pell Grants, or federal student loans. States, colleges and universities also award student financial aid based on the form. Yet more than 1 million high school seniors annually do not file a FAFSA, the Education Department said. As part of an effort to broaden access to education, Obama announced that, starting in the fall, the Education Department will begin working with states to identify students who have not completed the form. States can then use that information to help schools and school districts work with these students on filling out the form. The White House notes that Obamas proposal for the budget year that starts in the fall asks Congress for more than $750 million for various education programs. His request includes $300 million for a new competition to encourage states and school districts close achievement and opportunity gaps, and $200 million to help teachers introduce digital technologies in their classrooms and lessons. Obama also wants $100 million for a fund to support strategies that help make college more affordable. Since 2009, the administration has simplified online filing of the FAFSA form by reducing the number of questions, using intuitive software that lets students and parents skip irrelevant questions and allowing them to download financial information straight into the form from the IRS website. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said the changes have cut the filing time to less than 30 minutes, down from more than an hour for the 2009-2010 school year. Obama said education can help the country succeed economically because it will provide students with the skills they need to compete in the 21st century. Education, and expanding access to it, is part of Obamas agenda to provide opportunity for all, along with creating jobs, training people to fill those jobs and raising the minimum wage. Michelle Obama joined her husband on the visit to Coral Reef High School. The president and first lady have been making an effort to encourage young people, particularly minorities, to pursue a college education, and they have been using their personal stories of how education helped them get where they are today. Both are Ivy Leagueeducated. After the event, Obama planned to spend the weekend in the Florida Keys, though that could change depending on developments in Ukraine. The White House has not said where Obama will stay on his weekend escape from Washingtons frigid weather, but local media reports said he, his wife and their two daughters would be staying at the Ocean Reef Club, a private membership club set on 2,500 tropical acres on the northern tip of Key Largo. For avid golfers like Obama, the property boasts two championship 18-hole golf courses. The club also has a swimming lagoon, tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, a private airport and more than a dozen restaurants among its varied offerings. Associated PressPresident Barack Obama greets people Friday after speaking at Coral Reef High School in Miami. Iditarod draws mushers from around the globe Associated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska If you thought mushing was limited to Americans and Canadians, youd be wrong. This years Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race features a Swede and five Norwegians, including Robert Sorlie, the 2003 and 2005 champion. A contingent of racing officials from Norway and Sweden visited Alaska last summer to look for ways to promote the sport even more in their countries. Mushing also isnt limited to Arctic nations. This years field includes mushers from Australia, New Zealand and even Jamaica. But of all those entries, its the Norwegians who are causing the most worry for the North Americans. Thats because theyre tough, theyre experienced, and theyve been training in different conditions. They are a wild card, and I think that theyll be in there, and I think they will be players, veteran Alaska musher DeeDee Jonrowe said before the race. Jonrowe was among the first mushers forced to drop out because of poor trail conditions shortly after the race started Sunday in Willow. She noted the Norwegians have been training in fluffy, deep snow, while Alaska mushers had hardpacked trails. That will either be a real advantage or perhaps a disadvantage for them, Jonrowe said. Defending champion Mitch Seavey said this could be the year any number of mushers wins the race, but hes keeping an eye on Sorlie, who is competing in his fifth Alaska race. He knows how to win the Iditarod, Seavey said. Sorlie said the Iditarod is the world standard, and thats what has drawn so many Norwegians to Alaska this year. The biggest thing you can do as a long-distance musher is do this race, said Sorlie, of Hurdal, Norway. Besides his two wins, the 56-year-old competed as a rookie in 2002, when he finished in ninth place. His other finish was in 2007, when he came in 12th. He was in fifth place at mid-day Friday. Associated PressRalph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, gets his dog team ready to leave the Takotna checkpoint Thursday during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 A7 Money&MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,650 1,700 1,750 1,800 1,850 1,900 SM ONDJF 1,800 1,860 1,920 S&P 500Close: 1,878.04 Change: 1.01 (0.1%) 10 DAYS 14,500 15,000 15,500 16,000 16,500 17,000 SM ONDJF 16,040 16,280 16,520 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 16,452.72 Change: 30.83 (0.2%) 10 DAYSAdvanced1317 Declined1789 New Highs204 New Lows9 Vol. (in mil.)3,496 Pvs. Volume3,293 2,107 2,082 1261 1314 166 9 NYSE NASD DOW16505.7016398.8616452.72+30.83+0.19%-0.75% DOW Trans.7627.447554.567592.36+32.40+0.43%+2.59% DOW Util.514.26508.36514.20+1.64+0.32%+4.82% NYSE Comp.10550.2410475.8510511.89-13.62-0.13%+1.07% NASDAQ4371.394319.154336.22-15.91-0.37%+3.82% S&P5001883.571870.561878.04+1.01+0.05%+1.61% S&P4001391.721383.191388.95+2.39+0.17%+3.46% Wilshire 500020226.7220078.0620154.89-1.80-0.01%+2.28% Russell 20001210.581199.061203.32-1.22-0.10%+3.41% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD StocksRecap AK Steel Hold AKS2.7678.47 6.32-.07 -1.1stt-22.9+72.7dd... AT&T Inc T31.74239.00 32.54+.20 +0.6sst-7.5-5.9101.84f Ametek Inc AME39.46762.05 54.15+.40 +0.7sss+2.8+27.9260.24 Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD83.949106.83 103.39-1.12 -1.1tst-2.9+13.83.03e Bank of America BAC11.22017.63 17.33-.02 -0.1sss+11.3+45.8170.04 Capital City Bank CCBG10.12014.59 14.22... ...sss+20.8+18.8410.08 CenturyLink Inc CTL27.93438.40 31.32+.13 +0.4sst-1.7-4.8dd2.16 Citigroup C41.60655.28 49.62-.09 -0.2sst-4.8+11.6110.04 Commnwlth REIT CWH19.55027.94 27.58-.09 -0.3sss+18.3+29.7cc1.00 Disney DIS55.00083.42 82.21-1.13 -1.4sss+7.6+49.4220.86f Duke Energy DUK64.16675.46 70.06+.03 ...tss+1.5+4.7183.12 EPR Properties EPR46.69561.18 53.10-.50 -0.9tss+8.0+16.7163.42 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM84.797101.74 94.99+1.23 +1.3tst-6.1+7.5102.52 Ford Motor F12.15618.02 15.62-.05 -0.3sss+1.2+24.9120.50f Gen Electric GE21.11828.09 26.13-.09 -0.3sst-6.8+14.2180.88 HCAHoldings Inc HCA35.20952.49 49.63+.01 ...tss+4.0+34.415... Home Depot HD68.42083.20 82.55+.14 +0.2sss+0.3+19.1221.88f Intel Corp INTC20.75727.12 24.64+.01 ...tst-5.1+17.4130.90 IBM IBM172.194215.90 187.68+.04 ...sss+0.1-8.1123.80 LKQ Corporation LKQ20.09634.32 27.83+.26 +0.9ttt-15.4+36.727... Lowes Cos LOW37.09952.08 50.42+.33 +0.7sss+1.8+30.8240.72 McDonalds Corp MCD92.223103.70 95.50-.08 -0.1stt-1.6+2.0173.24 Microsoft Corp MSFT27.64038.98 37.90-.25 -0.7tss+1.3+39.4141.12 Motorola Solutions MSI53.28067.69 66.64+.07 +0.1sst-1.3+7.3161.24 NextEra Energy NEE72.12994.04 91.80+1.06 +1.2sss+7.2+26.0222.90f Penney JC Co Inc JCP4.90319.63 8.68+.04 +0.5sst-5.1-40.1dd... Piedmont Office RT PDM15.83321.09 16.93-.14 -0.8tss+2.5-9.5310.80 Regions Fncl RF7.62011.08 11.05+.22 +2.0sss+11.7+35.9140.12 Sears Holdings Corp SHLD32.85467.50 45.25+.99 +2.2sst-7.7-4.4dd... Smucker, JM SJM87.104114.72 97.54-.09 -0.1tst-5.9+3.3182.32 Texas Instru TXN33.56045.75 45.85+.17 +0.4sss+4.4+33.3261.20 Time Warner TWX53.13970.77 68.30-.63 -0.9sst-2.0+26.4181.27f UniFirst Corp UNF82.609117.91 112.55+.64 +0.6sss+5.2+32.3190.15 Verizon Comm VZ45.08354.31 47.15-.31 -0.7tst-4.0+4.8122.12 Vodafone Group VOD25.60942.14 39.93-1.16 -2.8tst-0.1+45.1 ... WalMart Strs WMT71.51481.37 74.58+.18 +0.2sst-5.2+4.6151.92f Walgreen Co WAG39.74069.84 67.21+.50 +0.7tss+17.0+70.0241.26 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. Fourth-quarter net income blew away Wall Street expectations for the headphones maker, and so did the companys revenue. Comparable-store sales jumped more than 5 percent and the shoe and apparel store topped Wall Streets profit expectations. The miner was downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs, which sees more tough times ahead for the coal industry. Losses associated with the closeout retailers exit from Canada were not as bad as most industry watchers had expected. Comparable-store sales plunged 7 percent in February, catching off guard industry analysts who were looking for a slight gain. The Standard & Poors 500 index closed at a record high Friday, while other major stock indexes ended mixed. The S&Ps uptick came as investors welcomed a government report showing that the U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 145,000 jobs in February. 35 40 $45 DM JF GapGPS Close: $42.38 0.09 or 0.2% $34.71$46.56 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 12.2m (2.3x avg.) $19.03 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 15.1 2.1% 25 30 35 $40 DM JF Big LotsBIG Close: $35.97 6.72 or 23.0% $25.50$39.22 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 15.5m (11.1x avg.) $2.1 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 13.3 ... 4 6 $8 DM JF Alpha Natural Res.ANR Close: $4.80 -0.68 or -12.4% $4.78$9.05 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 33.8m (2.8x avg.) $1.06 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 35 40 45 $50 DM JF Foot LockerFL Close: $46.49 3.76 or 8.8% $31.30$46.80 Vol.: Mkt. 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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.050.05....09 6-month T-bill.080.08....11 52-wk T-bill.120.12....15 2-year T-note.370.34+0.03.25 5-year T-note1.641.57+0.07.86 10-year T-note2.792.74+0.052.00 30-year T-bond3.723.69+0.033.21 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.523.48+0.042.92 Bond Buyer Muni Idx4.854.81+0.044.08 Barclays USAggregate2.362.33+0.031.89 Barclays US High Yield5.185.15+0.035.69 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.424.38+0.043.91 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.861.80+0.061.13 Barclays US Corp3.093.06+0.032.78 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of crude oil rose Friday, aided by a solid gain in U.S. employment. Metals were mixed, with gold falling and silver rising. 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Interestrates US stocks muddled as Ukraine tensions fester Associated PressNEW YORK One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed and the other closed lower. Investors focused on the tensions in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea was preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia. It was enough of a reason to sell into the weekend and to offset optimism over a pickup in hiring by U.S. employers last month. The Labor Department said companies created 175,000 jobs last month, easily topping economists forecasts. While encouraging, investors didnt see the February report as part of a broader trend. December and January job figures were mediocre, and the harsh winter weather has closed factories, cut into auto sales, and caused existing-home sales to plummet for the last three months. People are hoping and praying that the recent slowness was weatherrelated, and while this report gave people a little bit of hope that is the case, it is still too early to tell, said Krishna Memani, chief investment officer of OppenheimerFunds. The Standard & Poors 500 index closed roughly flat, up a point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,878.04. The Dow Jones rose 30.83 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,452.72 and the Nasdaq composite lost 15.90 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,336.22. On the whole, the overall tone of the market was slightly negative. Three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Of the 10 industry sectors in the S&P 500 index, six fell. Biotechnology and health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Biogen Idec fell roughly 4 percent and Amgen fell 2 percent. The Nasdaq composite index is more heavily weighted to biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies, which is part of the reason the index fell even though the Dow and S&P 500 rose. MasterCard, Visa plan group focused on securityNEW YORK Visa and MasterCard are forming a group intended to help the retail and banking industries come together on more secure credit card payments. Credit card breaches at Neiman Marcus, Target and other retailers have put a spotlight on the weak spots in the security of credit card payments. Visa and MasterCard, which run the networks that carry the payments, said Friday that the new group will include banks, retailers, the makers of credit card readers and others with an interest in credit card security.Government orders Graco to explain recallDETROIT The federal governments road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didnt include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that Graco has until March 20 to explain why last months recall of 3.8 million child seats didnt include infant seats, which have the same buckles that can get stuck as the child seats. Graco Childrens Products Inc. of Atlanta, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, said it will comply with the request. The February recall covered 11 models of child seats made from 2009 through 2013 by Graco Childrens Products. Its the fourthlargest child seat recall in U.S. history, according to NHTSA.Unemployment rate up for men and college gradsThe U.S. unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February as men and college graduates struggled to find work, according to the Labor Department report issued Friday. The report found that more than 160,000 men joined the ranks of the unemployed. That raised their unemployment rate to 6.4 percent from 6.2 percent, with black men being hit particularly hard. BusinessHIGHLIGHTS From wire reports Associated PressGlenn Kessler, left, works Friday with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Man said to create bitcoin denies it Associated PressLOS ANGELES Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the worlds most popular digital currency came to be. The denial came after Newsweek published a 4,500-word cover story claiming Nakamoto is the person who wrote the computer code underpinnings of bitcoin. In an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Nakamoto, 64, denied he had anything to do with it and said he had never heard of bitcoin until his son told him he had been contacted by a Newsweek reporter three weeks ago. Nakamoto acknowledged that many of the details in Newsweeks report are correct, including that he once worked for a defense contractor, and that his given name at birth was Satoshi. But he strongly disputed the magazines assertion that he is the face behind bitcoin. I got nothing to do with it, he said, repeatedly. Newsweek stands by its story, which kicked off the relaunch of its print edition after 15 months and reorganization under new ownership. Since bitcoins birth in 2009, the currencys creator has remained a mystery. The person or people behind the digital currencys inception have been known only as Satoshi Nakamoto, which many observers believed to be a pseudonym. Bitcoin has become increasingly popular among tech enthusiasts, libertarians and risk-seeking investors because it allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services and exchange money across borders without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. Criminals like bitcoin for the same reasons. For various technical reasons, its hard to know just how many people worldwide own bitcoins, but the currency attracted outsize media attention and the fascination of millions as an increasing number of large retailers such as Overstock.com began to accept it. Speculative investors have jumped into the bitcoin fray, too, sending the currencys value fluctuating wildly in recent months. In December, the value of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of $1,200. It was around $665 on Thursday, according to the website bitcoincharts.com. Bloggers have speculated that bitcoins creator is worth hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoin. After Newsweek posted the story on its website early Thursday, Nakamoto said his home was bombarded by phone calls. By mid-morning, a dozen reporters were waiting outside the modest two-story home on the residential street in Temple City, Calif., where he lives. He emerged shortly after noon saying he wanted to speak with one reporter only and asked for a free lunch. During a car ride and then later over sushi lunch at the AP bureau in downtown Los Angeles, Nakamoto spoke at length about his life, career and family, addressing many of the assertions in Newsweeks piece. He also said a key portion of the piece where he is quoted telling the reporter on his doorstep before two police officers, I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it was misunderstood. Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman, who spent two months researching the story, told the AP: I stand completely by my exchange with Mr. Nakamoto. There was no confusion whatsoever about the context of our conversation and his acknowledgment of his involvement in bitcoin. Associated PressDorian S. Nakamoto, the man that Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin, denies he had anything to do with it and said he had never even heard of the digital currency until his son told him he had been contacted by a reporter three weeks ago.
OPINION Page A8SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 Program gives kids head start on lifeHead Start has been operating in Citrus County for more than 20 years. There are classes in Crystal River, Floral City, Inverness and Hernando. Even with its many successes, the Head Start programs remain a mystery to many young Citrus County families. Head Starts (3 to 5 years) and Early Head Starts (0 to 3 years) enrollments are based on income as well as other life factors. This makes them programs serving those families facing the biggest of lifes challenges in our society. The Head Start programs are not only for the child, but involve the whole family. The benefits are numerous and ongoing. Many children from these families would struggle during their first years of public school. Children who participate in the Head Start programs begin kindergarten at national norms in early math and vocabulary knowledge. Head Start programs have a positive impact on pre-reading, pre-writing, vocabulary and literary skills. Early Head Start children on average have higher cognitive development scores. More Head Start parents read to their children. According to the National Head Start Association, the Head Start programs are a wise investment for society. Society receives nearly $9 in benefits for every $1 invested in an Early Head Start or Head Start child. These benefits include increased earnings, employment, family stability and decreased welfare dependency, crime costs, grade repetition and special education. Properly trained Head Start parents can decrease Medicaid costs by $198 per family. A higher proportion of Early Head Start and Head Start children receive dental services. Parents report their children to be in excellent or very good health as compared to children not enrolled. Head Start families report reduced frequency and severity of problem behavior. These families are found to have greater quality of life satisfaction, increased confidence in coping skills and decreased feelings of anxiety, depression and sickness. Head Start and Early Head Start benefit children and society by reducing crime and its cost to crime victims. Head Start children are significantly less likely to have been charged with a crime than their siblings who did not participate in the Head Start program.Jo Geib Crystal River Preschool Theres a debate going on about Hillary Clintons past. If she runs for president in 2016, should Republicans reach back to the scandals of her years as first lady? Or should they focus on more recent times, especially her tenure as secretary of state, to build a case against her? The GOP doesnt have to choose. Of course Clintons recent experiences are relevant to a presidential run. But so are her actions in the s, the s and even the s. Its not ancient history; it reveals something about who Clinton was and still is. And re-examining her past is entirely consistent with practices in recent campaigns. In the 2012 presidential race, for example, many in the press were very interested in business deals Mitt Romney made in the 1980s. In the 2004 race, many journalists were even more interested in what George W. Bush did with the Texas Air National Guard in 1968, as well as what John Kerry did in Vietnam that same year. And in 2000, a lot of journalists invested a lot of time trying to find proof that Bush had used cocaine three decades earlier. So by the standards set in coverage of other candidates, Clintons past is not too far past. Thats especially true because there will be millions of young voters in 2016 who know little about the Clinton White House. Americans who had not even been born when Bill Clinton first took the oath of office in 1993 will be eligible to vote two years from now. They need to know that Hillary Clinton has been more than secretary of state. Those voters need to know, for starters, that Mrs. Clinton once displayed incredible investment skills. In 1978 and 1979, when her husband was attorney general and then governor of Arkansas, she enlisted the help of a well-connected crony to invest $1,000 in the highly volatile and risky cattle futures market. Several months later, she walked away with $100,000 a nearly 10,000 percent profit. Cynics thought the wellconnected crony who executed the trades might have paid her the profits from good trades and absorbed the losses from bad ones, but Mrs. Clinton insisted that she developed her investing acumen by reading The Wall Street Journal. New voters also need to learn about Mrs. Clintons checkered history as a lawyer and the game of hide-and-seek she played with federal prosecutors who subpoenaed her old billing records as part of the Whitewater investigation. After two years of defying subpoenas and not producing the records, she suddenly claimed that they had been in a closet in the White House residence all along. New voters also need to learn about Mrs. Clintons purge of the White House travel office, which was done to steer business to another Clinton crony. Theres no doubt she directed the 1993 firings of longtime White House employees although she testified under oath that she did not. Years later, prosecutors concluded that Mrs. Clintons sworn testimony ... is factually inaccurate. Finally, there is the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has somewhat clumsily brought into the political discussion. In 1998 and 1999, Mrs. Clinton essentially played two roles, that of wronged wife and that of strategist and spokeswoman in a concerted White House attack-the-prosecutor misdirection campaign. The reason we now have the phrase vast right-wing conspiracy is that Mrs. Clinton unveiled it shortly after the scandal broke, in a mostly successful effort to divert press attention away from President Clintons behavior and instead to independent counsel Kenneth Starr and some antiClinton groups. The great story here, for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president, Clinton said on the Today show in January 1998. What followed was a long, hyperventilating and mostly irrelevant diversion campaign Look! Ken Starr was once a tobacco lawyer! that would be a model for guilty defendants everywhere. Mrs. Clintons past was an issue in 2000, when (while still first lady) she ran for a Senate seat from New York. Obviously, it didnt keep her from winning in that Democratic state. Even in a national contest, a focus on Mrs. Clintons past likely wont decide the outcome any more than Romneys time at Bain Capital decided the 2012 race. But it will help define Mrs. Clinton for millions of voters who werent around or werent paying attention in the 1990s. They need to know. And thats what campaigns are for.Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes sight-seeing.Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image, 1962 Why Hillarys past is fair game 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 ........................citizen memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chiefLogan Mosby ..............................features editor POSITIVE STEP Limited public access at springs one step closer The decision by officials with U.S. Fish and Wildlife to consider public access to Three Sisters Springs is a step in the right direction that shows the agency is open to public input and feedback. The decision came last month following a workshop where community leaders gathered to brainstorm ideas that would allow limited and temporary public access to the 57-acre property. The property was purchased through a combined effort of Crystal River, the county, the wildlife service, the state of Florida, Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Felburn Foundation and thousands of smaller contributions from residents, businesses and civic groups. The city is the official owner of Three Sisters and it has a management agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to operate the property. The springs, and lack of positive movement by federal officials, have been the topic of much debate lately, with local community members pushing to allow some form of public access to the springs. Up until now, officials with USFWS had been reluctant about allowing public access due to other projects, but last month suggested some flexibility. Fish and Wildlife officials said the limited public access could begin as early as September of this year if an agreement can be reached on the details of a plan unveiled at the workshop. The limited access plan, as of now, includes the following proposals: Daily public access from 10a.m. to noon and 2 to 4p.m. Temporarily use the Kings Bay Drive entrance to allow shuttles to drive into the property until a permanent entrance is constructed on Cutler Spur Boulevard. Sell tickets at tour offices and dive shops with Special Unit Permits to do business in Three Sisters Springs. The cost of tickets is undetermined. Since there are no toilet facilities at the property, tourists will be told to use facilities where they buy their tickets, with the possibility of installing portable toilets until a permanent structure can be built. Transportation also is undetermined, but alluded to various options including using the county bus service. The decision to work toward limited access paves the way for permanent access at a point somewhere down the line. Its just one step in what will be a long journey. But with tourism a vital mechanism for the future of the county, it is a step forward toward a successful future. THE ISSUE:Federal officials open to limited public access at Three Sisters Springs.OUR OPINION:The move marks a step in the right direction for the county. 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. 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.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.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 email@example.com .LETTERto the Editor Rude awakeningsHow can we stop these commercial calls in the morning? I got one at 20 minutes to 8. I dont like to have commercial calls that early in the morning. I wish it would stop.Help me recycleI would like to know how to recycle. I dont know whether to put it, does it have to be, do the newspapers have to be tied in a bundle? Do I have to put the plastic bottles in bags, in plastic bags? I know where the Dumpsters are, but I just I dont know what I have to do. I dont just pour them in those bins, I dont think. But anyhow, thats what I would like to have answered, silly as it is.Editors note:Contact Citrus Countys Solid Waste Management at 352-527-7670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..Cant get here from thereYesterday, a friend who lives in a large city felt her tire going flat. She pulled into a parking lot, got out, looked at the tire and then pulled out her membership for an auto club for the service number. She dialed, got a connection instantly and explained her problem. When the agent got her location, he began asking about nearby main streets. Nothing registered, whereby she said it would be easier perhaps if he gave his location and she directed him. He said that wouldnt work, as he was in the Philippines. She finally remembered a main street for him to relay to the service truck. It seems outsourcing has hit every aspect of our life.Random tests Oh my God. Im reading this mornings paper, Feb.28, Friday. I cannot believe that a company that takes peoples lives in their hands day in and day out do not require random drug testing. Are you kidding me? EMS, paramedics, Nature Coast, any company that takes peoples lives in their hands even going to a call because of the vehicles that they drive are actually doing this while they are on meth. I hope when I have a heart attack, I get somebody straight.Vet subsidiesI see articles in the Chronicle where there are spay/neuter clinics that are super low-cost or free. Are there any organizations that help people with veterinary bills, regular large bills, who cannot afford them? If so, would you please call the Chronicle and leave the name and phone number? 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 Byron YorkOTHER VOICES CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE
Jealousy over earningsWhat is happening to the middle class? Can anyone describe just what the middle class is? Are there only three classes, lower, middle and upper? If we talk about the haves and the have-nots, there is nothing in the middle, is there? People, writers and politicians all say bad things are happening to the middle class. Are people in the middle class falling into the lower class or rising into the upper class? Is the middle class going away? Politicians would like us all to believe that the problem, if there is one, lies with the pay that corporate or Wall Street executives receive. They are easy to identify and easy to pick on. Usually their pay is determined by the board of directors of the corporation and is tied into their performance or the profits of the corporation. Just why are these people so bad? They are the ones that create the economy of the United States, keep us employed and see that we get paid. I dont think that they are really so bad, do you? Lets talk about some other people that receive outrageous sums of money for the services they perform, OK? How about sports figures who receive multimillion dollar contracts for playing ball? How about the Japanese baseball pitcher that just received a $155 million contract from the New York Yankees? How about the football quarterback who just signed a $40 million contract? Why not pick on the television personality who became a billionaire in just a few short years? Or why not pick on Madonna, who made more than $100 million in 2013? Why not pick on Hollywood celebrities who make millions of dollars on one movie? Why not pick on owners of sports franchises? These people all get paid much more than CEOs or Wall Street executives. The politicians compare the wages of the working man to the CEO because it is easy to do and they are not considered heroes. What this does in effect is to create a feeling of hate and division and it is ripping our country apart at the seams. This is not good for anyone except the politicians that want us fighting among ourselves. Lets all of us be happy and get on with our lives without jealously and hate and while we are at it lets throw the bums that are causing this division out of office. Who needs them?Alfred E. Mason Crystal RiverQuestions about gas cardsIve been waiting patiently for the Chronicleto ask some questions about the gas card; however, nothing seems to be forthcoming. So here are some basic questions I have for county administration. 1. Why are we using gas cards to begin with? 2. If we are, why is there no audit of those cards done semi-annually or annually? Why doesnt the county have two locations for refueling of vehicles where it can be monitored and recorded properly? Plus, with the gas cards is the county paying tax on the fuel we are buying, when we dont need to if we had a refueling station. How much is the county spending each month on fuel for vehicles, and has there ever been an audit of that? I havent even seen where the Board of County Commissioners has taken this up for discussion. Are we buying fuel for off-road equipment the same way? Again, paying taxes we dont need to pay. Mr. Thorpe, you have some serious questions to answer on this, and a detailed audit should be done of every department that has gas cards, plus they should be done away with and refueling stations set up in two locations in the county were all county vehicles go to get fuel and it is signed for and recorded with mileage and tag numbers. It seems this county can find more ways to throw taxpayers money away and then complain they dont have the money. Ray Speerly InvernessTournament raises nearly $14,000Team HOPE held its fourth annual Relay FORE Life Golf Tournament Feb. 8, that raised $13,698 and will grow to more than $14,000. That made a tremendous difference to saving lives, and because of you, it was a huge success. First of all, we want to thank all of the teams that came out to participate in the event. You endured unpredictable weather (most of the day it was raining) along with the cold. Secondly, we want to thank all of our sponsors because of you this event would not be possible. You all are a true force of loyalty and dedication, and share a common thread to save lives. We all made a difference and you are incredible people. Also, one of you in the Tampa area won the Riverside Resort Weekends and you left without your certificate, please contact me at 352-697-2220. I cannot say thank you enough to all the teams and the Team HOPE volunteers who made this event possible: Victor Nadal, Darrell Patrick, Ricky Spitznogle, Terry Lanier, Brad Bennett, Rick Rogers, Joe Fielding, Laura Baumgardner, Jim Winborne, Randy Carr, John Kiernan, Nick Maltese and my family, Ed and Lauren Snellings. Because of you, I cant help think of the lives that will be saved. We will keep you posted on our next upcoming third annual Team HOPE Fishing Tournament this Fall. Thank you all for your continued support and helping to finish the fight for a cure. Michele T. SnellingsRescuing pets one at a timeAs I pet the big black and white cat, he marches and purrs with delight. I see contentment in his golden eyes and Im sure my pleasure is equal to his because a happy cat is delightful. His name is Sylvester and he is often referred to as a tuxedo because of his markings. Sylvester wasnt always a happy cat. Four years ago, he was abruptly abandoned and left to fend for himself. He was one of those stud cats often referred to as feral, wild, unfriendly. In reality, he was confused, hungry, and frightened due to a cruel humans decision to discard him without concern. It took several weeks to lure him from his hiding places and safety of the high grasses at the lake into my yard, where I placed cat food daily. Finally, the time was right to bait the live cage trap and, within minutes, the young tomcat was yowling with disdain and terror. To calm him, I threw a blanket over the cage, put him in my vehicle, and drove to Dunnellon Animal Hospital. Thankfully, the staff accepted him immediately for necessary testing, shots and neutering. After so many traumas, the road to becoming socialized with the other rescued cats was very long and required patience, gentle motions, and kind words. When Sylvester does his prancing and pushes his head against my hand for attention, I am grateful that he wandered to my home when he was lost and unwanted. He, as all animals, is special and unique and he deserves to be cared for and loved. Hundreds, thousands of cats and dogs will never know the safety and comfort of a forever home. Being a responsible pet owner includes spaying and neutering to reduce the number of unwanted, mistreated, multiplying animals. 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Spring up Associated PressDave LeMote wipes down a post clock Friday at Electric Time Company Inc. in Medfield, Mass. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed tonight, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead tonightWASHINGTON A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: Its time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes later before heading to bed tonight, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2a.m. local time. You lose an hour of sleep, but daylight saving time arrives with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening light. Its also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios. The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Daylight saving time ends Nov.2.Report faults program oversightWASHINGTON The government is falling short in assessing the risks of a program that allows tens of thousands of foreign students to stay in the United States and work for close to 21/2 years, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office. The GAO, Congress investigative arm, examined the optional practical training program in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As of November 2013, the program had approved 100,000 of the 1million foreign students in the U.S. to work for 12 to 31 months in a job related to their completed academic studies. Specifically, the Feb. 27 report raised the possibility of the government losing track of students who might overstay their visas, bogus companies or organizations exploiting the students.Woman killed by gun in donationsCHICAGO A woman working at a Chicago thrift store was killed when a gun that was in dropped-off clothing accidentally discharged, hitting her in the chest. Chicago police said the 54-year-old woman and a co-worker was sorting the donated clothing in a back room of the store in the citys Washington Heights neighborhood when the co-worker shook a sock. A gun fell to the floor and discharged. The wounded woman was taken Friday to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The victims name had not been released by authorities, pending notification of relatives. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A10SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Protest Associated PressA lawyer in her full court dress of wig and gown participates Friday in a rally to protest against legal aid cuts, across from the Houses of Parliament in central London. Hillary Clinton urges equalityUNITED NATIONS Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Womens Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. womens conference in Beijing that human rights are womens rights and womens rights are human rights. Clinton said important progress has been made, citing the increasing number of girls in school and women in elected office, and the repeal of many discriminatory laws. Yet for all we have achieved together, this remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century, she said. She called for greater opportunities for women and girls and urged the U.N. to include gender equality at the forefront of its new goals to promote development.Malaysia loses contact with planeKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft. Flight MH370 lost contact with the Subang air traffic control near Kuala Lumpur at 2:40 a.m. Saturday. According to Chinas state news agency, the plane lost communication over Vietnam with control department in Ho Chi Minh City at 1:20a.m. The flight was operated on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41a.m. Saturday and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30a.m. Saturday. The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said. Malaysia Airlines has 15 Boeing 777-200 jets in its fleet of about 100 planes. The state-owned carrier last month reported its fourth straight quarterly loss. The 777 had not had a fatal crash in its 20-year history until the Asiana crash in San Francisco in July 2013. World BRIEFS From wire reports Russia plays up Crimea Associated PressMOSCOW Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting Crimea is Russia! as a parliamentary leader declared the peninsula would be welcomed as an equal subject of Russia. Ignoring sanctions threats and warnings from the U.S., leaders of both houses of parliament said they would support a vote by Crimeans to split with Ukraine and join Russia signaling for the first time that the Kremlin was prepared to annex the strategic region. Tensions in Crimea were heightened late Friday when pro-Russian forces tried to seize a Ukrainian military base in the port city of Sevastopol, the Ukrainian branch of the Interfax news agency reported. No shots were fired, but stun grenades were thrown, according to the report, citing Ukrainian officials. About 100 Ukrainian troops stationed at the base barricaded themselves inside one of their barracks, and their commander began negotiations, the report said. Crimeas pro-Moscow leader denied any incident at the base. In the week since Russia seized control of Crimea, Russian troops have been neutralizing and disarming Ukrainian military bases on the Black Sea peninsula. Some Ukrainian units, however, have refused to give up. Crimeas new leader has said proRussian forces numbering more than 11,000 now control all access to region and have blockaded all military bases that havent yet surrendered. Only Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no intention of annexing Crimea, though he has insisted that its residents have the right to determine the regions status in a referendum. By Friday, however, Russian lawmakers were forging ahead with preparations for a possible annexation and welcoming a delegation from Crimeas regional parliament. Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of Russias upper house of parliament, made clear the country would welcome Crimea if it votes in the March 16 referendum to join its giant neighbor. About 60 percent of Crimeas population identifies itself as Russian. If the decision is made, then (Crimea) will become an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation, Matvienko said during a visit from the chairman of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov. GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase Associated PressSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks Friday at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. Lovers of liberty Associated PressOXON HILL, Md. Some of the GOPs most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this years midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist pastor, set the tone early in the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. If this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us, Huckabee said to cheers. Its time for government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back. The day also featured Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who, like Huckabee, have run presidential campaigns fueled in part by support from religious voters. But Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the final speakers of the day, represents a new generation of libertarian-minded Republicans less likely to oppose gay marriage or embrace laws allowing the government to affect peoples private lives. Theres a great battle going on. Its for the heart and soul of America, Paul told a swelling crowd, focusing on civil liberties instead of social issues. You may think Im talking about electing Republicans. Im not, he said. Im talking about electing lovers of liberty. The ideological tug-of-war played out a few miles from Washington at the nations largest annual gathering of conservative activists, where most of the prospective 2016 Republican presidential field will have taken the stage by Saturdays end of the three-day gathering. It was an early presidential audition for a party optimistic about its chances in the November congressional elections and eager to snap its two-election mini-losing streak in presidential contests. National Republican leaders are working to expand the GOPs appeal following a disappointing 2012 election season. The political debate over abortion shows no signs of being resolved, more than 40 years after the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the case of Roe v. Wade. Young people today are somewhat more conservative on the issue than middle-aged Americans, but the nation is split on the deeply personal issue. The politics of gay marriage are different. A growing number of high-profile Republicans including Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and former Vice President Dick Cheney have announced personal support for same-sex unions, despite a national party platform that does not. And a series of recent court rulings have found state laws that outlaw the practice may be unconstitutional. Polls suggest that young people solidly support gay marriage, while opposition is strongest among the oldest Americans. Last week, Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill adopted by the states GOP-led Legislature that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays. The 2012 elections illustrated the risks for Republican candidates who focus on social issues. Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Aiken said pregnancies in cases of legitimate rape are rare. In Indiana, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. Both candidates lost, hurting the GOPs most recent drive for the Senate majority. Santorum insisted that Republicans not abandon conservative values. Were told we have to put aside what we believe is in the best interests of the country so a Republican candidate can win, Santorum said. But victory on those terms would be a devastating loss for America, he said. Perry avoided social issues in his remarks, instead criticizing Democratic governors for leading states with higher taxes, more regulations and fewer jobs. He also suggested that Washington politicians in both parties have seized too much power and its time to elect the right kind of leaders. Still, the days speaking program was dominated by social conservatives, such as former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, who offered little tolerance for Republicans who lack the courage to stand and fight against gay marriage and abortion rights. I have a message for these profiles in cowardice who often display the backbone of a chocolate eclair and cave the minute theyre criticized, Reed said. Were not going to follow lukewarm socalled leaders any more whose god is their ambition, whose idol is power. Associated PressPro-Putin demonstrators wave Russian national flags Friday as they move toward Red Square in Moscow, with Spassky Tower, left, and St. Basile Cathedral, right, in the background. Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with a leader of Russias parliament assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed as an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation. Hilary Clinton
Basketball/B2 Scoreboard/B3 TV, lottery/B3 Auto racing/B4, B6 Golf, NHL/B4 Baseball/ B5 SPORTSSection BSATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Early deadlines Due to early deadlines Saturday night for Da ylight Savings Time, certain content lottery numbers and some sports coverage will not appear in Sundays edition. 000HIIO Doubles trouble Citrus girls take last 2 matches over LecantoJAMESBLEVINS CorrespondentLECANTO After the five singles matches were completed, the Citrus girls tennis team trailed Lecanto 3-2 going into the final two doubles matches Friday evening on the Lecanto courts. At the conclusion of those two matches, Citrus (8-3 record) had miraculously swept both doubles matches for the comeback win, taking the tennis meet 4-3, and handing Lecanto (10-2) its second loss of the season. The two intra-county teams also share District 3A-5 and will meet one final time from March 31 to April 4 for the district meet to be hosted by Lecanto. It was a good night for us, (though) pretty tense, Citrus head coach Scott Waters said of the win. (Winning was) big time. We switched and put Natalie Dodd in (No. 2) doubles and this is only her second time playing doubles. For a freshman shes really stepping up; doing a great job. Dodd, and partner Leah Panthers come out on top Lecantos Gurnani leads team by CitrusLARRYBUGG CorrespondentINVERNESS Rishi Gurnani plays the game of tennis the way one would expect a very intelligent person to. The Lecanto High School senior will run his opponent all over the court and then hit an easy drop shot for the point. Thats the way Gurnani played it when he beat Citrus Brady Hayes on Friday at the Citrus High School tennis court. Gurnani won 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles and earned himself an early exit on a cold day. The temperature was in the 50s on a windy night. For the match, Lecanto beat Citrus 6-1. Gurnani also combined with Sam Alford to win the No. 1 doubles 8-1. They beat Hayes and Noah McGinness 8-1. Gurnani is someone who has to seriously consider whether to study at the University of Illinois, Stanford or Princeton. He has a 4.6 weighted grade point average and is in the International Baccalaureate program See LECANTO/ Page B4 See DOUBLES/ Page B4 Invasion of C.R. STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleCrystal Rivers Jordan Humphreys dives back to first just ahead of Lecanto first baseman Jacob Schencks tag during Friday nigh ts game at Crystal River High School. The Panthers took a 5-3 victory over the Pirates. Lecanto baseball gets rare victory at Crystal River with 5-3 district triumph SEANARNOLD CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER Fridays rivalry matchup between Lecanto and Crystal River started out as an offensive show, with seven runs scored over the first three innings, but soon turned into a pitching duel between relievers Levi OSteen and Derrick Rogers. A group of Panther seniors were up for either, however, as Nathan Hines and Jacob Schenck notched three hits apiece while OSteen, in his first outing of the season, issued 5 1/3 scoreless innings to help give LHS coach Dave Logue his first win at Mike Hampton Field with a 5-3 victory. Lecanto, which went without an error in the field, improves to 1-1 in District 5A-6 and 4-5 overall, while CRHS drops to 0-3 in the district and 5-5 on the season. OSteen, who made his return back this week from a wrist injury, took over for an erratic Zach Bonick in the second inning Crystal River base runner Cody McDonald tries to avoid the tag from Lecanto shortstop Nathan Hines. McDonald was eventually tagged out for the unassisted double play by Hines on Friday night at Crystal River High School. Panthers softball cruises past Pirates C.J. RISAK CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER When Lecanto assistant softball coach Butch Miller paid Panthers pitcher Danielle Yant a visit with one out in the seventh inning and two runners on base, he had a simple question, according to head coach Robert Dupler. When Butch went out, he asked Dani, What do you think? Dupler said. And she told him, I want to finish what I started. She did. Unlike their two previous 5A-6 games, both one-run losses in which they surrendered a total of 23 runs including an 8-7 defeat to Citrus, a game Lecanto led 7-3 entering the seventh this time the Panthers prevailed, beating Crystal River 9-4 at Crystal River. Both teams are now 1-2 in district play; Lecanto is 2-3 overall, the Pirates are 5-5. Dani and I talked before the game, Dupler said. I just told her that the team needs this as much as you do. Shes a senior and she took control. Despite the slow start record-wise for Lecanto, one part of its game that hasnt been wanting is offense. The Panthers have had doubledigit hit totals in four of their five games. I told them if they keep this up and were only into our fifth game, Dupler said, can you imagine what it will be like when we peak? Lecanto took command against a young Pirate squad there are five freshmen on the roster, and four of them started, according to coach Cassidy Rash in the second inning, with Jordan Martin knocking in Breanna Martin and Rebecca Schuler, who each singled, with a triple. A failed attempt to force Jordan Martin on Paige Richards ground ball put runners at second and third for Amber Hopkins, who delivered a two-run base hit to right field to make it 4-0. The Panthers scored two more in the third, the first on an error and the second on a double by Richards. Haley Coleman delivered Crystal Rivers first run in the bottom of the third with a double, but the Pirates could not generate enough offense to seriously threaten Lecanto. Jordan Martin, who had three hits and five runs batted in in the game for Lecanto, brought home Breanna Martin, who had doubled, with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, then followed Breanna Martins triple (Breanna also had three hits in the game) with a run-scoring single in the seventh. Jordan Martin made it 9-2, scoring when Richards singled and was thrown out at second. Perhaps the offensive highlight for Crystal River came in the bottom of the sixth, when Coleman a freshman, she had three hits and three RBI led the inning off with a slicing drive in the gap between right and center field, the ball going to the fence and Coleman racing around the bases for a home run. The Pirates added two more in the bottom of the seventh on Kathryn Desommas double and Colemans See INVASION/ Page B3 See PAST/ Page B3
B2SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Celtics beat up Nets Associated PressBOSTON Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets four-game winning streak Friday night. Boston scored the first five points and never trailed, although Brooklyn used an 11point run to cut the lead to 70-68 with 2:02 left in the third quarter. But the Celtics came back to take a 78-70 lead entering the final quarter and led by at least seven the rest of the way. The Celtics outrebounded the Nets 62-37, an important advantage because they turned the ball over 28 times, twice as many as Brooklyn. Rondo also had nine assists and seven rebounds. The Nets were led by Joe Johnson with 21 points and Deron Williams with 20 as they fell back to .500 two days after going over the mark for the first time this season. Jason Collins, the NBAs first openly gay player, did not play for the Nets for the first time in seven games since signing a 10day contract Feb. 23.Bobcats 101, Cavaliers 92CHARLOTTE, N.C. Al Jefferson scored 28 points, Kemba Walker had 20 points and 14 assists, and Charlotte defeated Cleveland for its sixth straight win at home. Jefferson shot 12 of 18 from the field and reached 20 points for the 22nd time in his last 24 games. Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and a season-high nine rebounds for Charlotte (29-33), which surpassed its win total from the previous two seasons combined. The Bobcats, seventh in the Eastern Conference, improved to 3-0 this season against the Cavaliers and now own the tiebreaker against both Detroit and Cleveland, the ninthand 10th-place teams in the East. Dion Waiters and Luol Deng each scored 19 points for Cleveland, which began the night 3 games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the East. Charlottes six-game home winning streak is its longest since a seven-game run in March 2010.Grizzlies 85, Bulls 77CHICAGO Marc Gasol had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Memphis used its stout defense to defeat Chicago. Mike Miller made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as the Grizzlies closed out a three-game road trip with their third victory in four games. Zach Randolph added 10 points and 11 rebounds after missing Memphis previous game with the flu. The Grizzlies shut out the Bulls after Taj Gibsons layup trimmed Memphis lead to 81-77 with 3:15 to go. Gibson had 18 points for Chicago, which had won 10 of 12. Playing with a sprained right thumb, Joakim Noah finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but also had six of the Bulls 13 turnovers.Timberwolves 114, Pistons 101MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love had 28 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, and Minnesota outlasted Detroit. Kevin Martin scored 24 points and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who are trying to mount a push for the Western Conference playoffs. Greg Monroe had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Will Bynum scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Pistons. But Detroit shot 40 percent and lost for the ninth time in 11 games. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota.Raptors 99, Kings 87TORONTO Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors over Sacramento, spoiling Rudy Gays return to Toronto. Gay had 15 points for the Kings, who acquired him in a seven-player deal on Dec. 9. The game marked his first trip back since he was shipped with Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to the Kings for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. Patterson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 15 points, while Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and Amir Johnson had nine rebounds to go with nine points for the Raptors, who have won eight of 10. DeMarcus Cousins topped Sacramento with 24 points.Knicks 108, Jazz 81NEW YORK Carmelo Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter, sending New York to a rare easy night against Utah. Anthony added a season-high eight assists while playing just three quarters of a game that wasnt competitive for long after the opening tip. J.R. Smith had 17 points and Tyson Chandler finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who led by as many as 32. With a long way to go to get back into playoff position, the Knicks won their second straight following a seven-game losing streak. Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks each scored 18 for the Jazz, who dropped their fifth straight and fell to 0-5 on their six-game, nine-day trip that ends Saturday in Philadelphia.Pelicans 112, Bucks 104NEW ORLEANS Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and New Orleans defeated struggling Milwaukee. Tyreke Evans scored 25 points for the Pelicans, who have won two straight after losing their previous eight games. Anthony Morrow added 16 points, including a 3pointer as he was fouled to give the Pelicans their largest lead at 100-90 with 4:50 left. Brian Roberts scored 14 and Eric Gordon 12 for New Orleans. Khris Middleton scored 25 for Milwaukee, which lost its second straight. Jeff Adrien added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Milwaukee played without starting forward Ersan Ilyasova, suspended for throwing a punch in a game Wednesday. The Bucks then lost guard O.J. Mayo to an ejection for a flagrant-2 foul late in the first quarter. Associated PressBoston Celtics center Kris Humphries hauls down a rebound Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half in Boston. The Celtics defeated the Nets 91-84. Womens college basketballBRIEFS No. 2 Notre Dame 83, FSU 57GREENSBORO, N.C. Jewell Loyd scored 17 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame past Florida State 83-57 on Friday in its Atlantic Coast Conference tournament debut. Kayla McBride added 13 for the top-seeded Fighting Irish (30-0), who ran off 21 straight points in the first half to turn their quarterfinal matchup with the ninthseeded Seminoles (20-11) into a rout. Notre Dame shot 65 percent before halftime to build a 22-point lead at the break and never looked back. Notre Dame advanced to Saturdays semifinals to face No. 14 North Carolina State, which lost by 24 points at home to the Fighting Irish less than a week ago.No. 4 Stanford 69, Colorado 54SEATTLE Chiney Ogwumike scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, and Stanford overcame its worst scoring first half of the season to advance to the Pac-12 Conference tournament semifinals. Ogwumike, the conference player of the year, gave Stanford the lead for good with a rare 3-pointer early in the second half that was part of a 16-2 run by the Cardinal to take control. Stanford, the top seed in the tournament, was held to a season-low 21 points in the first half. The Cardinal (29-2) will face either No. 5 seed USC or fourth-seeded Arizona State in the semifinals Saturday night. Stanford has won seven straight conference tourney titles.No. 5 S. Carolina 67, Georgia 48DULUTH, Ga. Alaina Coates scored 13 points, Elem Ibiam added 12 points and South Carolina advanced to the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals for the second time in school history, with both coming in the last three years. SEC player of the year Tiffany Mitchell finished with 11 points for the top-seeded Gamecocks (27-3), who led the entire game. Erika Ford scored 10 points to lead Georgia (20-11).Ohio State 99, No. 11 Penn St. 82INDIANAPOLIS Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as eighthseeded Ohio State stunned top-seeded Penn State in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals. Raven Ferguson added 15 points for the Buckeyes (1717), who shot 71.9 percent in the first half when they made all 10 of their 3-pointers for a 58-34 lead. The 58 points were a tournament record. The Lady Lions (22-7) were led by Ariel Edwards careerhigh 29 points and 10 rebounds. Maggie Lucas scored 21 points, including two 3pointers that gave her the conferences career record with 358.No. 12 Kentucky 75, Florida 70DULUTH, Ga. DeNesha Stallworth scored 13 points and Kentucky continued its string of Southeastern Conference tournament success, advancing to the semifinals for the fifth straight year. Bria Goss and Jennifer ONeill each had 11 points for Kentucky (23-7), which has reached three of the last four tournament finals. There were 13 lead changes and eight ties, the last at 70-70 following back-to-back 3-pointers by Floridas Cassie Peoples, who had 18 points. Kentucky reclaimed the lead on a basket by Janee Thompson and stretched the lead on Samarie Walkers offensive rebound and layup. Walker had seven points and 11 rebounds. Kayla Lewis had 18 points and eight rebounds for Florida (19-12). The Gators swept two regular-season games with Kentucky.No. 14 N.C. St. 79, Syracuse 63GREENSBORO, N.C. Markeisha Gatling scored a career-high 28 points before leaving with a knee injury in the second half, and North Carolina State advanced to the ACC tournament semifinals. Kody Burke added 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the fourthseeded Wolfpack (25-6), who trailed 48-39 before going on a 25-1 run fueled by Gatlings 14 points. The 6-foot-5 senior left with 8:19 left after injuring her left knee and was helped to the locker room. Brittney Sykes scored 14 points for the fifth-seeded Orange (22-9), who missed 16 straight shots at one point during N.C. States decisive run.No. 23 Iowa 87, No. 17 Purdue 80INDIANAPOLIS Ally Disterhoft scored 10 of her 12 points in the final 5:38 as Iowa rallied with a 24-11 closing run to advance to the Big 10 semifinals. The Hawkeyes (25-7) will face eighth-seeded Ohio State (17-17) in the semis after the Buckeyes upset topseeded Penn State. Purdue (21-8) battled through seven ties and six lead changes in the first half to lead 39-35 at the break and appeared to be in control after halftime with Courtney Moses scoring 24 points.No. 10 Duke 82, Georgia Tech 52GREENSBORO, N.C. Elizabeth Williams scored 15 points and blocked five shots, and No. 10 Duke claimed its 37th straight win over Georgia Tech with an 82-52 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals. Haley Peters had 19 points, and Tricia Liston added 15 along with her school-recordtying 80th 3-pointer of the season for the secondseeded Blue Devils (26-5). They shot 53 percent, held the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets to a season-worst 24 percent shooting and used a 29-8 run to push their lead into the 20s. Duke advanced to the ACC semifinals for the sixth time in seven seasons under coach Joanne P. McCallie. Tyaunna Marshall had 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting for Georgia Tech (20-11).No. 6 Tenn. 77, LSU 65DULUTH, Ga. Isabelle Harrison scored 21 points, Meighan Simmons and Bashaara Graves each added 14 and No. 6 Tennessee used an overpowering late run to beat LSU 77-65 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The second-seeded Lady Vols (25-5) have won five straight and 11 of 12. Theresa Plaisance finished with 21 points and Danielle Ballard scored 15 for LSU (19-12). No. 16 Nebraska 80, Minnesota 67INDIANAPOLIS Jordan Hooper scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 16 Nebraska beat Minnesota 80-67 in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The third-seeded Cornhuskers will play No. 19 and second-seeded Michigan State on Saturday for a spot in the championship game. During the regular season Nebraska and Michigan State split two contests. Emily Cady scored 15 points and Rachel Theriot added 14 points and a careerhigh 18 assists for the Cornhuskers (23-6). Minnesota (20-12) trailed by just five points after Mikayla Bailey hit a 3 with 6:54 left to play. Cady responded by opening up an 11-0 run which saw five Cornhuskers score to give Nebraska a decisive lead that carried through the rest of the game. Stabresa McDaniel came off the bench to score 14 points for the No.6 seeded Golden Gophers and Rachel Banham added 12.No. 19 Mich. St 61, Michigan 58INDIANAPOLIS Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Branndais Agee was clutch down the stretch as No. 19 Michigan State rallied to beat Michigan 61-58 in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Michigan State will face No. 16 Nebraska in the semifinals on Saturday. The second-seeded Spartans (22-8) trailed for all but a brief time early in the second until scoring the last six points of the game. Agee made two free throws at 2:59 to make it a one-point game. Tori Jankoska put MSU up 59-58 with a layup at 1:15. After a Michigan turnover, Agee grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 31 seconds left. Madison Ristovski, who led seventh-seeded Michigan (18-13) with 18 points, missed a 3 from the corner with 15 seconds left and the Wolverines did not get a good final look. Michigan started off strong, taking a 27-13 lead before the Spartans pulled to 31-28 at the half.No. 15 Texas A&M 86, Auburn 54DULUTH, Ga. Courtney Walker sank her first seven shots and scored 25 points, leading No. 15 Texas A&M to a runaway 86-54 win over Auburn in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Texas A&M will play No. 6 Tennessee in Saturdays second semifinal. Tennessee beat Texas A&M 76-55 on Jan. 26. Karla Gilbert had 15 points and Courtney Williams added 12 for the Aggies (24-7), the defending SEC tournament champion. Tyrese Tanner led Auburn (17-14) with 14 points. Brandy Montgomery had 12.No. 13 UNC 73, No. 8 Maryland 70GREENSBORO, N.C. Diamond DeShields scored 22 points while fellow freshman Allisha Gray added 17 to help No. 13 North Carolina beat No. 8 Maryland 73-70 in theAtlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Xylina McDaniel added 10 points for the sixth-seeded Tar Heels (24-8), who led all but 5 seconds but still had to fight to put away the Big Ten-bound Terrapins in what turned out to be their final ACC game. Three-time ACC player of the year Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points and set the career scoring record for thirdseeded Maryland (24-6), who erased nearly all of a ninepoint deficit in the final 5 minutes. UNC advanced to Saturdays semifinals to play No. 10 Duke. From wire reports
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If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS TRACK AND FIELD 8 a.m. Lecanto at Crystal River Invitational Batting leadersThrough March 6 Batting Average Adam Gage, SR, .714; Garrett Griggs, SR, .667; Cory Weiand, SR, .500; Parker Pillsbury, SR, .444; Caleb Southey, Lec, .422;Coy Phillips, SR, .412; Cody Bogart, Cit, .350; Derrick Rogers, CR, .333; Mason Pateracki, CR, .320;Jordan Humphreys, CR, .308; Austin Bogart, Cit, .294. On-base percentage Gage .750; Griggs .706; Weiand .619; P. Pillsbury .545; Phillips .500; Rogers .481; C. Bogart .458; A. Bogart .455;Pateracki .452;Humphreys .400; Tyler Pillsbury, SR, .400; Carson Pillsbury, SR, .389; Shaun Frazier, CR, .393; Zach Pattison, CR, .364; Wesley Bradshaw, Cit, .353; Alex Atkinson, Cit, .333; Josh Iwaniec, SR, .333. Home runs Humphreys 2; Gage 2; Cy Yates, Cit, 1. Doubles Gage 4; P. Pillsbury 4; A. Bogart 3; Humphreys 3; C. Bogart 2. Steals Southey 9; P. Pillsbury 7; A. Bogart 5;Griggs 4; Atkinson 3.Pitching leadersERA (minimum four innings) A. Bogart 0.00 (four innings); Tyler Voland, CR, 1.00 (seven innings); Humphreys 1.31 (16 innings); Rogers 1.62 (13 innings); Atkinson 1.65 (17 innings); Kameron Pennington, CR, 2.15 (13 innings); Chad Dawson, Cit, 2.69 (13 innings). Strikeouts Atkinson 22; P. Pillsbury 13;Weiand 21; Humphreys 12; Pennington 12; Dawson 11;Rogers 11; Pateracki 8; A. Bogart 7; Phillips 7; Voland 5; Yates 4.MLB spring trainingAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Cleveland 81.889 Tampa Bay 51.833 Baltimore 52.714 Seattle 73.700 Oakland 63.667 Kansas City 53.625 Minnesota 53.625 New York 64.600 Detroit 54.556 Toronto 45.444 Chicago 34.429 Houston 34.429 Los Angeles 35.375 Boston 25.286 Texas 26.250 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Miami 62.750 Pittsburgh 62.750 San Francisco 63.667 Washington 53.625 Los Angeles 44.500 Milwaukee 55.500 Arizona 56.455 Colorado 46.400 Cincinnati 47.364 Chicago 36.333 San Diego 36.333 St. Louis 24.333 New York 25.286 Atlanta 27.222 Philadelphia 18.111 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Fridays Games Boston 4, Atlanta 1 Washington 8, Houston 5 Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 3 Baltimore 15, Philadelphia 4 Miami 7, St. Louis (ss) 3 Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 5 N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis (ss) 5, tie Cleveland 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Cincinnati (ss) 3 San Diego 6, Milwaukee 2 Oakland 2, Arizona 0 Chicago Cubs (ss) 3, L.A. Angels (ss) 2 San Francisco 5, Kansas City 0 Cincinnati (ss) 10, Seattle 9 Colorado 7, L.A. Angels (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Detroit 2 Todays Games Houston (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Through March 5 RECORDS Citrus, 7-1 overall, 1-0 in 5A-6; Seven Rivers Christian, 4-2 overall, 0-0 in 2A -3; Crystal River, 5-4 overall, 1-1 in 5A-6; Lecanto, 1-3 overall, 02 in 5A-6. HITTING Average (minimum 12 at-bats): Delaney Byers (Seven Rivers), .800; Amber Hopkins (Lecanto), .538; Erica Corlew (Citrus), .500; Alexis King (Seven Rivers), .500; Kelsie Lilley (Lecanto), .462. Runs batted in: Byers (Seven Rivers), 13; King (Seven Rivers), 11; Tessa Kacer (Seven Rivers), 8; Hopkins (Lecanto), 7; Corlew (Citrus), 5; Allison Phillips (Seven Rivers), 5. Runs scored: Byers (Seven Rivers), 10; King (Seven Rivers), 10; Corlew (Citrus), 8; Paige Richards (Lecanto), 7; Alyssa Nathan (Citrus), 7; Kim Iwaniec (Seven Rivers), 7. Doubles: Corlew (Citrus), 5; Hopkins (Lecanto) 3; Lilley (Lecanto), 3; Emaly Ferreira (Citrus), 3; King (Seven Rivers), 2. Triples: Nathan (Citrus), 1; Richards (Lecanto), 1; Byers (Seven Rivers), 1; Jordan Josey (Citrus), 1; Chelby Lawler (Citrus), 1; Home runs: Hopkins (Lecanto), 1; Byers (Seven Rivers), 1; King (Seven Rivers), 1. Stolen bases: Nathan (Citrus), 12; Byers (Seven Rivers), 8; Corlew (Citrus), 4; Alyssa Gage (Seven Rivers), 4; Kacer (Seven Rivers), 3. PITCHING Won-loss: Kelly Abramowich (Citrus), 3-0; Rachel Martin (Citrus), 3-1; Kacer (Seven Rivers), 2-1; Byers (Seven Rivers), 2-1; Amanda Myers (Lecanto), 1-1. Innings pitched: Abramowich (Citrus), 27; Kacer (Seven Rivers), 19; Byers (Seven Rivers), 19; Martin (Citrus), 17; Myers (Lecanto), 9. Earned-run average: Abramowich (Citrus), 0.78; Martin (Citrus), 2.06; Kacer (Seven Rivers), 2.21; Byers (Seven Rivers), 3.50; Danielle Yant (Lecanto), 5.53. Strikeouts: Abramowich (Citrus), 35; Kacer (Seven Rivers), 23; Martin (Citrus), 18; Byers (Seven Rivers), 15; Myers (Lecanto), 5. NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto3426.567 Brooklyn3030.5004 New York2340.36512 Boston2141.33914 Philadelphia1546.24619 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 4316.729 Washington3229.52512 Charlotte2933.46815 Atlanta 2633.44117 Orlando1944.30226 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4615.754 Chicago3428.54812 Detroit 2438.38722 Cleveland2439.38123 Milwaukee1249.19734 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4516.738 Houston4219.6893 Dallas 3726.5879 Memphis3526.57410 New Orleans2537.40320 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4616.742 Portland4220.6774 Minnesota3130.50814 Denver 2734.44318 Utah 2141.33925 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4320.683 Golden State3824.6134 Phoenix3625.5906 Sacramento2240.35520 L.A. Lakers2142.33322 x-clinched playoff spot Fridays Games Memphis 85, Chicago 77 Toronto 99, Sacramento 87 Charlotte 101, Cleveland 92 Boston 91, Brooklyn 84 New York 108, Utah 81 Minnesota 114, Detroit 101 New Orleans 112, Milwaukee 104 Dallas 103, Portland 98 Denver 134, L.A. Lakers 126 Indiana at Houston, late Atlanta at Golden State, late Todays Games Utah at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston624017585195138 Montreal653523777166162 Toronto643323874189195 Tampa Bay633424573180163 Detroit6329211371171176 Ottawa6327251165177206 Florida632432755154201 Buffalo631936846127186 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh624117486198155 Philadelphia633324672180184 N.Y. Rangers643426472168162 Columbus633226569185178 Washington6429251068188195 New Jersey6427241367156163 Carolina632727963156179 N.Y. Islanders652432957178220 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis624214690206142 Chicago6437131488221171 Colorado634117587195168 Minnesota623421775153150 Dallas 6330231070181176 Winnipeg643027767177184 Nashville6326271062152190 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim634314692205154 San Jose644017787195157 Los Angeles643622678155135 Phoenix6329231169175182 Vancouver6528271066151173 Calgary 622431755145186 Edmonton642234852160208 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 2 Detroit 7, New Jersey 4 Florida 2, Buffalo 0 N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, late Pittsburgh at Anaheim, late Todays Games Ottawa at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Montreal at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 LineupAfter Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 193.278 mph. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 193.099. 3. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 192.713. 4. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 192.678. 5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 192.596. 6. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 192.596. 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 192.397. 8. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.335. 9. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.26. 10. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.939. 11. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.591. 12. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 191.51. 13. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 191.659. 14. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 191.618. 15. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 191.618. 16. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 191.598. 17. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 191.496. 18. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 191.489. 19. (66) Jeff Burton, Toyota, 191.435. 20. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 191.381. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 190.934. 22. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 190.543. 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 190.503. 24. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.514. 25. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.396. 26. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 189.893. 27. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 189.767. 28. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 189.647. 29. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 189.328. 30. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 189.261. 31. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 188.851. 32. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 188.838. 33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.686. 34. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 188.429. 35. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 188.271. 36. 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The Panther bats went on the attack right out of the gate, scoring three runs in the first inning behind hits by Schenck and Hines, a walk by OSteen, and a two-run outfield blast by Kyler Speagle that was misplayed by the Pirates. Its nice to get a win at Crystal River and go 1-1 in the district, Schenck said. Weve struggled here in the past, but we turned it around. Were a tight team and we play together. OSteen definitely held us down, CRHS coach Bobby Stack said. If we catch that fly ball (by Speagle) in left field, and if our starting pitcher (Kameron Pennington) had his better stuff, it could have been a different ballgame. Pirate hitters walked five times over the first pair of innings before a two-run double by senior catcher Mason Pateracki knotted the score at 3-3 and set the table for OSteen. I was hoping Levi was ready, Logue said. I didnt know what was going to happen. Hes a battler. He showed me a lot tonight. The seniors got the job done tonight. Thats why we won. OSteen used his curveball early in counts even in hitters counts to take advantage of a wide strike zone and puzzle opposing batters. The curveball helps out because Im not a hard-throwing guy, OSteen said. Ive got to have a lot of pitches. Believe it or not, my changeup is probably my best pitch, but I didnt even throw it all that much tonight, except against Mason. Lecanto added a run each in the third and seventh frames. OSteen drove in a go-ahead run with a double down the third-base line in the third, and a slicing bloop to left-center by Hines in the seventh allowed OSteen (two walks) to score. The Panthers boarded two runners with no outs in that final inning before Pateracki and his Pirate defense answered with a 2-5-3 double play off a bunt by sophomore catcher Alex Delgado (single, walk), limiting Lecantos scoring opportunities. We had a good approach tonight, Logue said. Our swings were flattening out. Pennington tossed three full innings for the Pirates to start the game, allowing four hits, two walks and two earned runs while striking out two. Rogers rung up seven Panthers in his four innings of work, and surrendered four hits, one walk and the one run. At the plate, Rogers walked with the bases loaded to score right fielder Casey Purnell, who had a pair of walks and two runs in the first two innings. Junior third baseman Jordan Humphreys lined a pair of singles for Crystal River. Overall, we cant keep our fire through a whole game, Stack said. We get a spark and cant create a flame. Until our kids want it a little more, were not going to be where we want to be. Were not put together as a team right now. Crystal River travels to face Brooksville Nature Coast on Tuesday, and Lecanto plays at home against Belleview on Wednesday. INVASIONContinued from Page B1 RBI base hit. Lecanto played a great game and Danielle pitched a great game for them, Rash said. We could have adjusted better at the plate and we could have played better defense. Richards also had three hits for Lecanto and Hopkins collected two. Yant got the win, allowing four runs on six hits. McCale Wilson pitched the first two innings for Crystal River and took the loss. PASTContinued from Page B1 No. 2 Wichita State 32-0 after beating EvansvilleST. LOUIS Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece and No. 2 Wichita State set a Missouri Valley tournament record with 11 blocked shots, staying perfect for the season with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals Friday. D.J. Balentine had 31 points with seven 3pointers for ninth-seeded Evansville (14-19), which lost twice by an average of 15 points to Wichita State (32-0) in the regular season. Kadeem Coleby had six of the blocks for the Shockers, who are two victories shy of matching the NCAA record of 34 wins to start a season by UNLV in 1990-91.Mavs blow 30-point lead, rally past Blazers 103-98DALLAS Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Devin Harris hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the fourth quarter after blowing a 30-point to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 103-98 Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 20 for Portland, including 18 in the third quarter when the Blazers went in front for the first time at 69-67 after trailing 44-14 early in the second quarter. The score was tied 98-all when Aldridge missed a shot from the lane and Harris won the scramble for the rebound. He dribbled the length of the floor and hit a leaning shot on the baseline and was fouled by Damian Lillard. The free throw put Dallas up by three and Aldridges pass went over Lillards head out of bounds. After Vince Carter made two free throws, and Ellis had a steal to seal a wild win that snapped the Mavericks season-high three-game losing streak.AP source: Saints tell Sproles he wont returnNEW ORLEANS A person familiar with the situation said Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS
B4SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Stanley, won the first set 6-4 in No. 2 doubles, while dropping the second 6-3 to Lecantos pair of Chynna Liu and Megan Jervis. An 11-9 tiebreaker win decided the match in Citrus favor, and ultimately the meet. Citrus had already won No. 1 doubles, as the duo of Melanie Dodd and Paige Jordan won in straight sets over Lecantos Madison Gamble and Mahima Tatam 6-4, 6-3: it was all up to No. 2 doubles to decide the meet. I couldnt be happier with this team. This was a really big win for us, Waters said. Lecanto has been playing some pretty good tennis so this was good for our program. Melanie Dodd continued her intra-county regular season unbeaten singles streak with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Lecantos Gamble in No. 1 singles. Lecantos Tatam took No. 2 singles over Citrus Jordan 6-1, 6-0.Teammate Simi Shah dominated in No. 3 singles, earning another point for the Panthers. Shah won convincingly 6-0, 6-0 over Citrus Juliann Johnson. The Lady Panthers grabbed their final point of the meet in No. 4 singles as Lecantos Liu held off Citrus Leah Stanley 6-3, 6-3. Natalie Dodd started off her successful evening by first winning No. 5 singles over Lecantos Jervis 6-3, 6-2 before going on to do her part in securing the win for the Canes. It was a good match and the girls played hard, Lecanto head coach Sammie Hall said of her team. With Citrus its always close. Its been 3-4 or 4-3 the last few times (weve played). Its just a matter of who ends up with the 4. at Lecanto. He said he is thinking of studying engineering and business in college. In tennis, he has an 8-2 singles mark. Rishi is an extremely good tennis player because he uses his strength to his advantage, Lecanto coach Jack Hall said. He is very quick. He plays a thinking mans game. He doesnt try to overpower anybody. He plays angles and looks for a shot that he can put away. Hes very patient. Gurnani felt the singles score didnt indicate the degree of difficulty. It was a good match, he said. I just played consistent and played my game and it worked out very well. The best part of my game is my mental side. I try to find out my opponents weakness and attack that. The cold doesnt matter. You have to play your game. It is either extremely cold or its too hot in Florida. He missed the first match between these two teams due to a shoulder strain. Lecanto took the No. 2 doubles match. Dhruv Patel and Marshall King beat Eric Vestervall and Jarred Muse 8-5. Sam Alford claimed the No. 2 singles, beating Noah McGinness 6-2, 6-0. Citruss Vestervall took No. 3 singles, beating Patel 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Lecantos King won the No. 4 singles, beating Muse 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Lecantos Rio Lumapas emerged victorious in No. 5 singles, beating Joe Kelly 6-1, 6-2. We always seem to get Lecanto when its freezing cold outside, Citrus coach James Martone said. Its good to be out here playing. The kids are improving. Its always good to play Lecanto. Their number one, Rishi, is back. We are up to full strength. We have to start playing tennis. Hopefully, by district, well get better. Its a cold, horrible day for playing tennis, Hall said. I like the way the team played. We came back from a loss to them earlier in the season. Thats always good. We have to play our best tennis late in the season. LECANTOContinued from Page B1 DOUBLESContinued from Page B1 A day of survival at Doral After two rounds, only four golfers under par Associated PressDORAL The new Doral in raging wind looked a lot like an old U.S. Open on Friday. Matt Kuchar played out of the rough to tap-in range for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 that allowed him to join an exclusive group at the Cadillac Championship one of only four survivors to par. The Blue Monster gobbled up just about everyone else. Dustin Johnson bogeyed three of his last six holes for a 74. Patrick Reed made only two birdies in his round of 75. Hunter Mahan atoned for a triple bogey with a 4-iron into 5 feet for eagle on the eighth hole, giving him a 74. They joined Kuchar atop the leaderboard at 1-under 143. I felt stressed all day, because I knew every shot had big penalty written all over it, Mahan said. It was a really tough day. There wasnt an easy shot out there. One of those rounds where it could go south pretty fast, so youve got to grind it out and find a way to get a number up there and get to the weekend. Only three players broke par in the second round. No one shot in the 60s. The average score was a fraction under 76. I dont think Ive played in conditions this difficult in the U.S., Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland said after a 71 that left him one shot behind. Its an Open Championship day. Its a real Friday afternoon at St. Andrews in 2010 before they called it. It was hard out there really, really hard. Rory McIlroy (74), Francesco Molinari (75) and Jamie Donaldson of Wales (70) also were one behind at even-par 144. Tiger Woods hit three balls in the water and scraped out a 73, thanks in part to a 90-foot birdie putt on the par-3 fourth hole. Phil Mickelson made back-to-back double bogeys, and then laid on his back along the bank of the fourth tee during a long wait. He got up, hit into the water and made another double bogey. Lefty shot 75. Both were still in the mix, only six shots behind. Its a tough golf course as it is, Reed said. And with how hard the wind is blowing, it made it even tougher. Almost felt like we were playing at a major today. At times, it looked even worse. Fist pumps were replaced by players stretching out their arm to take a penalty drop from the water 113 balls in the water, which is everywhere on the course that Gil Hanse redesigned under the direction of new owner Donald Trump. Trump described it as bold. It turned out to be brutal. And just like a U.S. Open, there were plenty of complaints. The greens were always going to be firm because the course was built in under a year. There was always going to be concern about the sharp edges of fairways and greens that sent balls down the bank and into the water. Throw in gusts that topped 30 mph, and any score was possible on any hole. The setup is horrendous, Webb Simpson said after a 78 that included a bunker shot that went onto and over the seventh green and into the water. Even if we had a 10 mph wind, it still would have been bad. I played terrible. I want to get that out there. But when you have conditions like this, and a setup like this, so much luck comes into play. Henrik Stenson prefaced his comments by saying, How do you say something you might regret the rest of your life? So he didnt. Stenson, part of the Nos. 1-2-3 grouping from the world ranking, had a 76 and joined Woods at 5over 149. Masters champion Adam Scott, the other member of that illustrious trio, had a 73 and was at 4-over 148. The group was a combined 14-over par for the tournament. Stenson was walking off the 15th green Friday morning while finishing up the rain-delayed first round. Spotting a small group of reporters, he said, Are you having fun watching? And then as he walked away, he smiled and said, Because its sure as hell not any fun to be playing. Johnson managed for the longest time. Even as everyone was succumbing to par, he was at 3 under with a birdie on No. 12. But he dropped a shot on the par3 13th. His short iron into the 15th hit the green and rolled over the back and into the water. And on the 18th, his fairway bunker shot came out too strong and over the green, and he missed a 6-foot par putt that would have given him the outright lead. The forecast is for less wind on the weekend, and surely a sigh of relief from the players. And this World Golf Championship is wide open. Weve all got a shot at it now, Woods said. No one is going anywhere. Cadillac ChampionshipFriday At Trump National Doral (Blue Monster), Doral Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,481, Par: 72 Second Round Patrick Reed68-75 143-1 Dustin Johnson69-74 143-1 Matt Kuchar69-74 143-1 Hunter Mahan69-74 143-1 Francesco Molinari69-75 144E Graeme McDowell73-71 144E Rory McIlroy70-74 144E Jamie Donaldson74-70 144E Bubba Watson73-72 145+1 Zach Johnson70-75 145+1 Chris Kirk75-71 146+2 Brandt Snedeker73-73 146+2 Harris English69-77 146+2 Hyung-Sung Kim72-74 146+2 Charl Schwartzel70-76 146+2 Jason Dufner69-77 146+2 Thongchai Jaidee73-74 147+3 Nick Watney72-75 147+3 Richard Sterne74-73 147+3 Miguel A. Jimenez70-77 147+3 Joost Luiten76-72 148+4 Adam Scott75-73 148+4 Scott Hend72-76 148+4 George Coetzee74-74 148+4 Bill Haas73-76 149+5 Ryan Moore70-79 149+5 Tiger Woods76-73 149+5 Henrik Stenson73-76 149+5 Branden Grace75-74 149+5 Kevin Streelman75-74 149+5 Hideki Matsuyama72-77 149+5 Ian Poulter71-78 149+5 Phil Mickelson74-75 149+5 Jin Jeong75-75 150+6 Stephen Gallacher75-75 150+6 Sergio Garcia74-76 150+6 Graham DeLaet78-72 150+6 Thomas Bjorn75-75 150+6 Jimmy Walker73-77 150+6 Boo Weekley75-75 150+6 Russell Henley72-78 150+6 Gary Woodland72-78 150+6 Peter Uihlein73-77 150+6 Louis Oosthuizen72-78 150+6 Keegan Bradley74-76 150+6 Justin Rose74-77 151+7 Rickie Fowler76-75 151+7 Jonas Blixt79-72 151+7 Darren Fichardt73-78 151+7 Roberto Castro74-78 152+8 Matteo Manassero76-76 152+8 Luke Donald70-82 152+8 Jordan Spieth73-79 152+8 Ernie Els75-78 153+9 Kevin Stadler77-76 153+9 Victor Dubuisson72-81 153+9 G. Fdez-Castano77-77 154+10 Lee Westwood75-79 154+10 Jim Furyk78-77 155+11 Steve Stricker77-78 155+11 Billy Horschel77-78 155+11 Brendon de Jonge76-79 155+11 Martin Kaymer75-80 155+11 Kiradech Aphibarnrat74-82 156+12 Webb Simpson80-78 158+14 D.A. Points82-76 158+14 Brett Rumford83-79 162+18 Dawie van der Walt81-83 164+20 Associated PressHunter Mahan hits from the fifth tee during the second round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Friday in Doral. Logano sets track record Driver will be on pole for Las Vegas Associated PressLAS VEGAS Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCARs first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This new qualifying system is a whole lot more interesting than the prior system. And nobody is quite sure what theyre doing yet. It gets crazy out there, said Logano, who earned his eighth career pole. I think its way cooler than old-style qualifying, dont get me wrong. Its awesome. ... Were all learning right now. Its all new to us, but were having fun with it. I enjoy it. I think its cool. The Penske Ford team has figured it out better than most. Logano won the pole for Sundays Las Vegas race with a qualifying lap at a track-record 193.28 mph, and hell start on the front row next to teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second at 193.099. The Penske drivers swept the top two spots for the second straight race, reversing their two-round qualifying finish in Phoenix a week ago. Clint Bowyer finished third, with Austin Dillon in fourth and Jimmie Johnson in fifth. NASCAR added the knockout system to goose interest in a dull weekly ritual, and its working. The teams are challenged by multiple chances to hit top speed. The drivers are both worried about the danger and excited by the challenge. And fans seem quite intrigued, judging by the larger-than-normal crowd in the Speedway stands. Thats the whole point of this, Logano said of the fan turnout. A lot more preparation goes into it, a lot more communication between myself, my spotter, my crew chief. Not really about our race car, but how are we going to go out there, and whats our game plan? Every time weve had a game plan going into it, its changed so far. At least were pulling audibles and theyre working. Associated PressJoey Logano poses after winning the pole position Friday for Sundays Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas. NHLCAPSULES Panthers 2, Sabres 0SUNRISE Roberto Luongo made 25 saves in his return to Florida, while Dmitry Kulikov and Jesse Winchester each scored power-play goals to lead the Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Friday night. Luongo, acquired in a trade with Vancouver on Tuesday, was in net for the first time for Florida since April 18, 2006. Luongo previously played for Florida from 2000-2006. It was the fourth shutout of the season for Luongo. His last was on Dec. 13, 2013, a 4-0 win for Vancouver over Edmonton in which he made 19 saves. It was the first regular-season shutout for the Panthers since a 2-0 win over Carolina on March 11, 2012. Michal Neuvirth stopped 42 shots in his first start for Buffalo since being acquired from Washington last Wednesday. The Panthers won for just the second time in seven games. The Sabres lost their second in six games.Red Wings 7, Devils 4DETROIT Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in Detroits 7-4 win over the Devils. Brendan Smith, Kyle Quincey and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves. Adam Henrique had two goals and Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey. Cory Schneider stopped 25 shots.Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2RALEIGH, N.C. Derek Stepan scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:45 left in the game to give the New York Rangers a 4-2 win over Carolina. Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh scored earlier for the Rangers, who beat Carolina for the 10th straight time, and Carl Hagelin added an emptynetter with 41 seconds to go. Carolina took a pair of delay-of-game penalties in the final five minutes to give New York the two-man advantage. Stepan was set up for a short shot by Martin St. Louis, who played his second game with the Rangers since being acquired from Tampa Bay on Wednesday. From wire reports
Associated PressJACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back quarterback Chad Henne and making him the starter. Henne and the team agreed to a two-year contract worth $8 million Friday, keeping him from hitting the free-agent market. Hennes deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed in the first year and comes four days before the beginning of free agency and one day before Henne could have started negotiating with other teams. Coach Gus Bradley made it clear on a conference call that the plan is for Henne to be the starter, even if the general manager Dave Caldwell selects a quarterback with the No. 3 pick in the May draft. Thats our plan, Bradley said. If we did go that route, where we did bring in a quarterback at No. 3, wed like to create an environment where that quarterback could come in and just put all of his focus on preparation and learning without the distractions that come with it. That would be the ideal environment. Henne signed a two-year deal worth $6.75 million with Jacksonville in 2012. He started 13 games last season and threw for 3,421 yards, with 13 touchdowns with 14 interceptions, after replacing benched starter Blaine Gabbert. His return could mean the end of Gabberts tenure in Jacksonville, especially if the team drafts another quarterback. Gabbert is in the final year of his contract, and although his 2014 salary is guaranteed, the Jaguars are unlikely to keep Gabbert as the third-stringer. Henne is 5-14 as a starter in two seasons with the Jaguars. A second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2008, Henne said he preferred to stay in Jacksonville. From my standpoint, we did want to talk to a couple of teams, Henne said. But we figured if we got what we wanted and Jacksonville was my No. 1 choice that we would go ahead and sign with Jacksonville and not even venture out and talk with other teams. It was my No. 1 choice and I wanted to be there, so it all worked out for both sides. The decision keeps Henne from having to learn a new offense for the fourth consecutive season. He will team with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch in hopes of improving one of the worst passing attacks in the league.SPORTSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 B5 000HJKY 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs, FL www.eldiablogolf.com000HIKB FREE GOLF! Play Any Day in March at full rate & Get a FREE ROUND in May, June, July or August Book Your Tee Time Now! Cobb tosses Rays to win over Blue Jays Associated PressDUNEDIN Alex Cobb tossed three scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday. Cobb, who did not allow any runs over 1 2/3 innings in his first start against Minnesota, gave up two hits, struck out one and walked one. The right-hander allowed back-to-back singles to Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista in the first, but then retired eight straight batters, seven on groundballs. Cobb was pulled one batter into the fourth. Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer in the Rays fourth. Wil Myers added an RBI single in the fifth.Marlins 7, Cardinals (ss) 3JUPITER Henderson Alvarez retired all nine batters he faced in his first start since pitching a no-hitter on the final day last season, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory over a split Cardinals squad. Alvarez was slowed this spring by a shin infection. He hasnt allowed a run since Sept. 24 or a hit in 12 consecutive innings. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was equally efficient in his first start of spring training. Wainwright faced the minimum in two innings while striking out one. The right-hander needed only 25 pitches to get through the first two innings.Red Sox 4, Braves 1FORT MYERS David Ortiz ended an 0-for-8 spring training start with an RBI double in the fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1. Grady Sizemore, attempting to come back after being sidelined for more than two years by injuries, went 2 for 3 with a leadoff infield single for Boston. Left-hander Felix Doubront, making his second start, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Alex Wood, a left-hander trying to become Atlantas fifth starter, gave up two hits in three innings. Jason Heyward hit his second home run of spring training, a sixthinning drive against Junichi Tazawa.Orioles 15, Phillies 4SARASOTA Ubaldo Jimenez pitched two perfect innings in his debut with the Baltimore Orioles in their 15-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Nick Markakis was 4 for 4, including two doubles and a triple. Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty and Jemile Weeks each drove in two runs. Hardy had three hits. A.J. Burnett allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings for the Phillies.Twins 6, Pirates 5BRADENTON Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring. McCutchens homer was part of a five-run barrage against Minnesota starter Vance Worley in 1 2/3 innings. Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez pitched two scoreless innings.Nationals 8, Astros 5VIERA Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos both hit mammoth home runs in the first inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 8-5. Harper, who said he has felt no pain in his surgically-repaired left knee this spring, hit a two-run homer off Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer in the first inning. Ramos followed three batters later with a three-run drive that may have gone out of Space Coast Stadium.Cardinals 5, Mets 5PORT ST. LUCIE New York Mets captain David Wright was 0 for 3 in his spring training debut and St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Tavares went 1 for 3 with a run in his first appearance of the exhibition season, a 5-5 tie. Matt Holliday and Kolten Wong each had three hits and drove in two runs. Holliday was 3 for 3 and Wong was 3 for 4 with a double and stolen base. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up two runs and six hits in two innings and struck out two.White Sox 4, Reds (ss) 3GOODYEAR, Ariz. Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the Chicago White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3. Dunns first single came off Mike Leake, who was making his first spring start. Dunn later broke a 3-all tie in the fifth. Jay Bruce homered in the Reds first off Felipe Paulino. Bruce added a double in the fifth and also made a throw from right field to cut down Jeff Keppinger at third base. Aroldis Chapman pitched two innings for the Reds, allowing a run and two hits. He struck out three.Rockies 7, Angels (ss) 2SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Troy Tulowitzki hit two long home runs, Jorge De La Rosa improved in his second start and the Colorado Rockies beat a Los Angeles Angels split squad 7-2. Tulowitzki hit the first pitch he saw from Joe Blanton halfway up the sloping lawn beyond left field in the first inning. His two-run homer to left in the third went farther, bouncing onto the concourse. Mike McKenry added a solo homer and Josh Rutledge a two-run drive off Blanton, who gave up seven runs and eight hits before he was lifted with two outs in the fourth.Giants 5, Royals 0SURPRISE, Ariz. Tim Lincecum pitched three strong innings and Hunter Pence homered as the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0. Pence hit his first home run to center in the sixth off Wade Davis. Tony Abreu, who played for the Royals in 2012, singled home Gregor Blanco in the third inning for the Giants. Joaquin Arias sacrifice fly in the second brought home Michael Morse with the first run.Dodgers 2, Rangers 1GLENDALE, Ariz. Hanley Ramirez returned to the lineup and hit his first homer this spring, a tworun shot in the first inning that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Texas Rangers 2-1. Ramirez was pulled in the sixth inning Thursday as a precaution after he was hit by a pitch in right triceps. The star infielder, who hit .345 in 86 games last season, is batting .167 this spring. Carl Crawford drew a walk from Martin Perez and Ramirez homered over the center-field fence. Dodger starter Zach Lee worked two innings, giving up two hits.Cubs (ss) 3, Angels (ss) 2TEMPE, ARIZ. Los Angeles Angels lefty Hector Santiago kept up his push for a starting spot, pitching four shutout innings in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. In his second spring start, Santiago allowed only one hit and struck out five. He hasnt permitted anearned run in 6 2/3 innings this spring. Cubs prospect Jorge Soler hit a go-ahead triple in the ninth. Luis Valbuena doubled and scored in the seventh. Chicago starter James McDonald worked two scoreless innings.Indians 7, Cubs (ss) 2MESA, Ariz. Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of the 12 batters he faced in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2. Jackson, coming off a subpar first year of a four-year, $52 million contract, hit two batters and struck out two. Mike Aviles hit a first-inning homer, givng the Indians a quick 2-0 lead after Nyjer Morgan opened the game with a single off Jackson.Reds (ss) 10, Mariners 9PEORIA, Ariz. Chris Heisey hit two home runs, Brandon Phillips also connected and a Cincinnati Reds split squad defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-9. Heisey hit his second and third homers of spring training and drove in four runs. Phillips hit his first homer and drove in three while scoring three. Billy Hamilton stole two bases, giving him four in Cactus League play for the Reds.Athletics 2, Diamondbacks 0PHOENIX Scott Kazmir pitched three scoreless innings in his debut for the Oakland Athletics in a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kazmir, a left-hander who signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the As over the winter, gave up two hits and struck out two. Left-hander Wade Miley had a strong effort for Arizona, pitching five innings and giving up an unearned run on three hits. He walked one and struck out four.Padres 6, Brewers 2PHOENIX Tyson Ross pitched hitless ball for the second straight start, helping the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2. Competing for the No. 3 spot in the San Diego rotation, Ross struck out three in three innings and walked two. He has thrown five hitless innings in two starts. Milwaukee didnt get a hit until Elian Herrera tripled leading off the sixth on a drive that center fielder Rico Noel lost in the sun. Scooter Gennett followed two batters later with a two-run homer, just his second hit in 15 spring training at-bats. Noel hit an inside-the-park home run in the fourth.Yankees 3, Tigers 2TAMPA Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda struck out four and gave up one hit over two shutout innings in his first spring training start, New Yorks 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Pineda missed the last two seasons due to a right shoulder injury that required surgery. He pitched the fifth and sixth innings, ending his outing by striking out Miguel Cabrera. Associated PressTampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb throws a pitch during the first inning Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin. Jaguars re-sign Henne for 2 years
B6SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEAUTORACING 2014 Citrus County Speedway scheduleMarch 8th Sportsman, Pro F-8, Modifieds, Street Stock, Mod Mini-stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 15-29th CLOSED FOR FAIR. April 5th Race #1 Modified Mini Fab 4 Series 50, Non-winged Sprint Cars, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Cars of Yesteryear. 12th Joey Coulter Florida Pro-Truck Series 50, Pure Stock 50, Sportsman, Pro F-8, MiniStock. 19th Legends, Bandoleros, Modifieds, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Pure/Street Stock F-8 Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids. 26th Race #2 Sportsman 6 Pack Series 50, Super Late Model 50, Street Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. May 3rd Race #2 Modified 6 Pack Series 50, NonWinged Sprints Cars, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Pure/Street Stock F-8. 10th Moms just $8 Race #2 Modified Mini Fab 4 Series 50, Street Stock 50, Pro F-8, DAARA Antiques, Mini-stock, Pure Stock. 17th Active Military FREE with ID Mini-stock 50, Modifieds, Legends, Bandos, Sportsman, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Fan Racing. 24th Super Late Model 50, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Pure/Street Stock F-8. 31st Race #3 Sportsman 6 Pack Series 50, Modifieds, Street Stock, Mod Mini-stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock June 7th Fathers Just $8 Non Winged Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Pure/Street Stock F-8, Cars of Yesteryear. 14th Super Late Model 100, Pro F-8, Champ Karts, Mod Mini-stock, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 21st Race #3 Modified 6 Pack Series 50, Sportsman, Legends, Bandos, Street Stock, Mini-stock, Pure Stock, POWDER PUFF. 28th Joey Coulter Florida Pro-Truck Series 50, Street Stock, Mod Mini-stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. July 5th Non Winged Sprint Cars, Pure stock 50, Street Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 12th Race #4 Sportman 6 Pack Series 50, Pro F-8, Modifieds, Mod Mini-stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 19th Super Late Model 50, Legends, Bandoleros, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 26th Summer Meltdown Night TBA Sportsman, Street Stock, Mod Mini-stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Pure/Street Stock F-8. August 2nd Race #4 Modified 6 Pack Series 50, Nonwinged Sprint cars, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Pure/Street Stock F-8. 9th Super Late Model 50, Pro F-8, DAARA Antiques, Sportsman, Street Stock, Mod Mini-stock, Mini-stock. 16th Mini-stock 50, Modifieds, Legends, Bandos, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 23rd Race #5 Sportsman 6 Pack Series 50, Modifieds, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Pure/Street Stock F-8, POWDER PUFF. 30th Super Late Model 50, Race # 3 Mod Mini Fab 4 Series 50, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Ministock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie September Back to School Special Weekend 5th Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, POWDER PUFF, Flag Pole Race, Boat & Trailer Race, Pure/Street Stock F-8, Suit Case Race. 6th Race #5 Modified 6 Pack Series 50, NonWinged Sprints, (Sportsman, Mod Mini-stock Double Points ) (Hornet Pro Double Points), Hornet Rookie. 13th Joey Coulter Florida Pro-Truck Series 50, Street Stock, Pro F-8, Champ Karts, Pure Stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. 20th Race # 6 Sportsman 6 Pack Currys Roofing 100 Series, Modifieds, Legends, Bandos, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock. 27th Super Late Model 50, Race #3 Mod Mini Fab 4 Series 50, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie. October 4th Race #6 Modified 6 Pack Series, NonWinged Sprints, Street Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Pure Stocks, Pure/Street Stock F-8. 11th Jack Smith Memorial Late Model 100 Race, Pro F-8, Sportsman, Mod Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, Fan Participation Racing. 18th TBARA Frank Riddle Memorial Winged Sprints, DAARA, Champ Karts, Legends, Bandos, Street Stock, Pure Stock, (Pure/Street Stock F-8 FINAL POINTS RACE). 25th Trick or Treat Night for the Kids Streetstock 57 Lap Stromquist Memorial, Pure Stock, (Modifieds, Pro F-8 FINAL POINTS NIGHT), Mod Mini-stock. Halloween Car Decorating Contest, Kids Costume Contests! November 1st (Non-Winged Sprint Cars, Sportsman FINAL POINTS NIGHT), Street Stock, Pure Stock, Mini-stock, Hornet Pro, Hornet Rookie, POWDER PUFF. Eight features race today SEANARNOLD CorrespondentOpen Wheel Modifieds headline an eight-feature lineup on the final night before the Citrus County Speedway suspends action for three weeks to make way for the Citrus County Fair. Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Modified Mini Stocks, Pro Figure Eights and Rookie and Pro Hornets join todays racing card, which kicks off with heat races at 5:30 p.m. In the 35-lap OWM opener on Feb. 22, pole sitter Gator Hise fended off a fierce mid-race pursuit from L.J. Grimm for the win. Hise, who finished fifth in points in 2013, expects to be a regular presence this season. Id really like to pursue a championship this year, said Hise, a sophomore at Citrus High School. Its something Ive talked to my parents this year and am going to strive for this year. Im not going to be able to win every race, but I need to run in the top five each week, and the last four races will be like the points chase for us. I was still learning last year, he added. I had a couple of uh-oh races. Jason Waller (Pure Stocks), of Inverness, and Tim Wilson (Street Stocks), of Floral City are each coming off back-toback feature wins. After starting from the back of the field last Saturday, Waller needed all 25 laps to claim the lead, which he wrestled from Karlin Ray on the final stretch. Ray has scored secondplace finishes in each of the previous couple of races. Since coming in second to Curtis Flanagan in the Street Stock opener, Wilson has outpaced the four-time champion the past couple of weeks. Beverly Hills Jay Witfoth, a 2012 points champion, ran away with a convincing wire-to-wire feature win in the last Sportsman feature. Homosassas Johnny Siner had a tougher challenge in the most recent Mod. Minis event, where Clermonts Michael Lawhorn settled for second place after battling Siner late in the 25-lapper. In the Pro Figure Eights opener on Feb. 15, Charley Meyer had similar difficulties escaping Floral Citys Eric Sharrone. After a third restart erased a formidable lead for Meyer, Sharrone draped Meyer from behind before briefly finding space alongside the Pinellas Park driver on lap 23. The two locked up on the turn, however, leaving Meyer with the win and Sharrone with serious damage to his wheel. Wildwoods Marvin Armstrong took last weeks Pro Hornets feature, after a couple of wins by Raymond Vann in the class, while Chieflands Tyler Harmon prevailed in the Rookie Hornets event. Grandstand admission prices are $13 for adults and $9 for students (age 1217), seniors and military personnel with identification. Children age 11 and under are $5, and children under 42 inches are free. SEANARNOLD Correspondent INVERNESS Mickey Kempgens just finished crushing an 18-car field in last Saturdays non-winged sprints event at Citrus County Speedway, and offered that he doesnt like the sound of describing himself as a driver for hire, because he thinks it sounds too arrogant. I just drive, the 32-year-old from Tampa said. I dont have a steady ride. I get hired to drive that sounds really cocky. The reasons behind the demand for Kempgens are simple: hes a winner and he takes care of his rides. I dont tear up equipment, he said. I just came from 11thplace to first and didnt even put a scratch on the car. If I have a third-place car, I finish third, rather than turn it into a secondplace car and tear it up. In Saturdays win, Kempgens tore up the track in his favorite ride, a black No. 5 sprint owned by Lee Cipray. Its just a fast, fast racecar, Kempgens said, and my car owner and crew are on top of their game, so it makes my job easy. Its a perfect little racecar. We go well together. The car was built specially to run without wings, which Kempgens said gives it an advantage in nonwinged events. This year, his second in the No. 5, the two-time champion expects to make all of the non-winged races on the season and compete for a championship. Ive only run a full season twice, and won the championship both times, he said. If Cipray doesnt want to go race one night, Im out of a ride, and either I dont race or I get in a car thats not as good. So Im usually I miss a few races during the year and Im right around fifth or sixth in points. If Im running normally, Im usually in the top five or top three. Kempgens started racing in quarter midgets when he was 12, and has experience with several other classes of cars. But his relationship with sprints has remained monogamous. Ive ran Open Wheel Modifieds out here, trucks, Late Models, road racecars, pretty much anything and everything, he said. But once I sat in a sprint car, that was it. Ive havent driven anything else since. Kempgens has won four sprint features at Citrus the last three seasons. I really like this track, he said. Its a drivers track. It doesnt take a lot of motor to get around here. Driver and sponsor Tony Carreno, Florida Hardwood Supplies and Pro Fab Safety Fencing are among the supporters for Kempgens current ride, as well as his own Team MK Graphics, which does vehicle wraps, signs, banners and other large-scale jobs. He estimates hes done the lettering on 75 percent of his competitors cars. Kempgens also gets help from his friend Troy Robinson, who drives in the Open Wheel Modified class under the nickname The Batman. Saturday, Robinson put his signature Batman symbol decal on the nose of Kempgens ride for some extra mojo. Kempgens enjoys where hes at in racing, and looks forward to continued success, at Citrus and elsewhere. Its a hobby, and Im happy with it. Hopefully, we can get another win here when we come back. Tampa racer Kempgens just worries about driving, mostly to victories BUTCH CRAWFORD/ For the ChronicleMickey Kempgens defeated an 18-car field in last Saturdays non-winged sprints event at Citrus County Speedway. The evolution of the car radio over the years Previously, I did an article on the history of the car radio explaining its early development. Obviously, the car radio has come a long way since those early years with high quality sound and acts as an entertainment system in most of the newer vehicles. Radios have been available from the car manufacturers since their early development in the 1930s. A common feature of modern car radios is the seek function which allows tuning from one station to the next at the push of a button. This was a popular option on some Ford vehicles in the 1950s. It was known as the Town & Country radio since it used a pair of buttons marked Town and Country. Pressing the Town button actuated a motor to rotate the tuning mechanism while the receiver sensitivity was reduced so that only local stronger signals would be received. When a station was tuned, the motor stopped. Pressing the Country button had the same effect except that full sensitivity was enabled so that the very next available station would be selected. In addition, for repeated seeking operations, pressing a foot switch on the left side of the drivers floor would reactivate the Seek at whatever was last selected. Chrysler and Philco announced an all-transistor car radio in April 1955. This all-transistor radio was the first tubeless set in history to be developed and produced for automobiles. It was a $150 option for 1956 Chrysler and Imperial cars. Since the cost of the all-transistor car radio was extremely expensive, the radio manufacturers had come up with a solution to reduce the costs by building a Hybrid car radio that contained both vacuum tubes and transistors in 1956. Chrysler discontinued its all-transistor model and started using hybrid radios in its 1957 car models. Advances in electronics allowed additions to the basic radio and Motorola offered 16 2/3 rpm record players known as Highway Hi-Fi fitted in some Chryslers from 1956 through 1958. Records were produced by Columbia and sold exclusively through Chrysler dealers. A -track tape player was introduced in the early 1960s using a continuous loop cartridge and was the first commercially available car stereo. In 1964 Philips launched the compact cassette. During the 1960s, the 8-Track cartridge was invented and introduced in competition with the cassette system. By the mid-1980s, vacuum amplifiers in autos had been completely replaced by transistorized models. In 1986 with the intent of achieving maximum sound quality, a company introduced a 30-watt-perchannel all-tube power amplifier made for high-end home audio a decade earlier and subsequently adapted for use in automobiles. In the late 1980s, compact disc technology began appearing in vehicles after its use in home audio proved popular. Use of the CD in a moving vehicle faced challenges that compromised playback quality of early units. Shock and vibration inherent with driving a vehicle would cause the laser to lose its track and skip around. Innovations in passive, active and digital skip protection improved on these conditions in the 1990s. Today with satellite radios and portable music gadgets which plug into your cars sound system, even the CD seems to be fading away. If used at all in newer vehicles, CDs can usually be recorded into the units hard drive then removed from the vehicle. We have come a long way from the functionality and quality of the basic car radio of the 1950s.Car jokeI was driving with my friend. We came to a red light and he sped up and whipped right through it. I started freaking out, Hey man, youre going to get us killed! He replied, Relax, my brother drives like this all the time. We came to another red light and he blazed right through it. Youre going to get arrested or get us killed! I said. He said again, Relax, this is how my brother drives. We came to a green light and he stops dead, looking both ways. Dude, its green you can go, I said. He said, Nah man, my brother might be coming the other way. (Thanks again Carey).Upcoming eventsMarch 8 & 15: Cruise-in at 6 p.m. hosted by Citrus County Cruisers at Wendys on U.S. 19 in Crystal River. March 21: Friday Night Thunder cruise-in at 5 p.m. hosted by the Citrus MOPARS car club and the City of Inverness in Historic Downtown Inverness. March 22: The 5th Annual All MOPAR Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking area at the Government Center behind 212 Main St. in downtown Inverness. All years and models of MOPAR cars and trucks are welcome to attend. April 5: Kiwanis Car Show open to all years and models of cars and trucks at Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln on SR 44 in Inverness from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13: The All Corvettes and Camaros Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crystal Chevrolet dealership, 1035 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Homosassa. All years and models of Corvettes, Camaros and Cadillac XLRs (close cousin to the Vette) are invited to participate. Ken McNally is the car columnist for the Chronicle. Contact him at kenmcnally @tampabay.rr.com or 352341-1165 for additional info on any of the above events. Ken McNallyCAR CORNER Drive to triumph
RELIGION Section CSATURDAY, MARRELIGION Section CSATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Every once in a while, like 20 or 50 times a day, I wonder if Ill ever get better. I wonder if my faith will ever grow deeper or stronger, if Ill ever have more passion for God, more desire for holiness. Sometimes I think I must surely be the sorriest excuse for a Christian in the history of Christendom. Sometimes people ask me when my next book is coming out, and I tell them probably never. I explain that the publishing market has changed dramatically, which is true, and that people dont buy books the way they used to, also true. I tell them that maybe God has me in timeout, which may also be true. That happened once before when I was full of arrogance and pride and God let me embarrass myself publicly. I dont know if I got any better while I was in timeout, but ever since Ive been scared to be arrogant I still am, but now Im scared when I am, which might be progress. I dont know. But the real reason that I am not writing any more books is that Im waiting to get better, for my faith to grow deeper, for me to have more passion for God, for my lukewarmness to heat up. Ive been waiting for a while now. Times like this, when I wonder if Ill ever get better and be usable for God, I remember a pastor I met years ago. When she was younger, she joined with a traveling evangelist and went all over the country preaching seven days a week. Eventually, she burned out and also became disillusioned by some things she witnessed phoniness behind the pulpit, she said and left the ministry for a while. During her time out, she got caught up in a cocaine whirlwind, using and selling. Heres the best part of her story: The whole time she was getting high, she was also sharing the gospel and praying with her druggie friends who would come to her with their spiritual questions. She never stopped her ministry; it just took a different route. One day during a five-day high, she was pulled over by the police. She said thats when she came face to face with the mercy of God. Even though she had cocaine all over the seat of her car and a gun the officer let her go. That scare was enough to shake her up, and eventually she stopped using drugs and returned to full-time ministry as a pastor. What I love most about her story is how, even when she was high, God still used her to minister to others. She had church even when she seemed far from God. You may disagree that God can use someone who is steeped in sin, and no church should allow an adulterous or illegal drug-addicted pastor to lead them. But thats not the point Im trying to make here. Im talking about how God uses sinners (for thats what we all are) to reach other sinners with the gospel of grace, and he doesnt wait until we reach a certain level of sinlessness. Even the Apostle Paul, the greatest Christian who ever lived, called himself the chief sinner (1 Timothy 1:15). A few months ago, I came to church early and sat in the parking lot debating stuff with myself. Without a whole lot of faith, I asked God to please show up for me, telling him that I needed his mercy in my life, because without it Im toast. Frankly, I didnt expect him to answer my prayer, because I felt I didnt deserve it. But he graciously humbled himself and showed himself in so many ways, but most personally in the songs we sang: If you tarry till youre better, you will never come at all. ... Not the righteous, not the righteous; sinners Jesus came to call. ... Let not conscience RELIGION BRIEFS Netanyahu: Israel is a Jewish state WASHINGTON In a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. At a joint press conference, Obama said he believes that with compromise on both sides, It is still possible to create two states, a Jewish state of Israel and a state of Palestine, with people living side by side in peace and security. Netanyahu responded that Obama rightly called Israel a Jewish state. The Israeli leader said Israel has been the Jewish homeland for thousands of years, and if Palestinians want recognition for a Palestinian state, they must recognize a nation state for the Jewish people. The Palestinians reject that out of hand, saying it would undermine the property claims of displaced Palestinian refugees as well as the rights of Israels Arab minority. Studio adds message to upcoming Noah film WASHINGTON National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson is thanking Paramount Pictures for adding what he calls a disclaimer to advertising for its movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe, which debuts in theaters March 28. At Johnsons request, the studio is advising filmgoers that the movie is inspired by the story of Noah, and that artistic license has been taken. But Paramount says it believes that the film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of the story from the Bibles book of Genesis. The NRB president, who previewed the film, praises its acting, production values, and faithfulness to the biblical storys main elements of sin, judgment and restoration. Johnson warns, however, that the flood appears to be punishment for mans destruction of the environment, and that Noah wonders if his own family should be the last. That said, Johnson thinks Noah is better than many of todays films, and he believes Christians can enjoy it, separate fact from fiction and pass the popcorn. Group asks Supreme Court to allow cross SAN DIEGO A veterans group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a judges order to remove a war memorial cross from a Southern California mountain. The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association on Tuesday asked the nations highest court to allow the 43-foot cross to remain atop the mountain in San Diego. In December, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said it must go. The veterans group and the U.S. Department of Justice already have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule the judge. Noahs ark project in Ky. to move forward LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Christian ministrys long-stalled plans to build Noahs Ark in the hills of Kentucky have been revived. Creation Museum founder Ken Ham says a municipal bond offering has raised enough money to begin construction on the Ark Encounter project, estimated to cost about $73 million. Groundbreaking is planned for May and the ark is expected to be finished by the summer of 2016. Ham said a high-profile evolution debate he had with Science Guy Bill Nye earlier this month helped boost support for the project. Nye said he was heartbroken and sickened for the Commonwealth of Kentucky after learning that the project would move forward. The wooden ark is to have oldworld details, such as wooden pegs instead of nails, straight-sawed timbers and plenty of animals some alive, some robotic. Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See KENNEDY/ Page C3 The joys of being a sinner are complex, deep Millions of Christians around the world were seen with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads Wednesday as they celebrated the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday, as it is called, is 46 days before Easter, which includes six Sundays. For Christians, so begins a 40-day period of prayer and fasting, or abstaining from a particular food they like; the six Sundays during this are not included in the fasting period. Ashes are placed on the forehead as a reminder of mortality and repentance of sins. As a sign of their faith, many Christians leave them on all day. Photos by the Associated PressCLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Pope Francis leaves after celebrating the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome. A woman leaves an Ash Wednesday service Wednesday at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York. Rev. Mark Stanley holds a bowl of ashes outside Old St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Baltimore, while he waits to offer them to passers-by as part of an Ashes To Go program. Rev. Tom Rafferty leads communion during an Ash Wednesday service at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands, Texas.
C2SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills 746-2144 (1 Block East of S.R. 491) Holy Days To Be Announced VIGIL MASSES: 4:00 P M & 6:00 P M ************ SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M & 10:30 A M ************* SPANISH MASS: 12:30 P M ************* CONFESSIONS: 2:30 P M to 3:15 P M Sat. or By Appointment ************* WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M www.ourladyofgracefl .catholicweb.com 000GWXQ Redemption Christian Church SUNDAY Bible School . . . . . . 9:00 Worship . . . . . . . . . 10:15 WEDNESDAY Bible School . . . . . . 6:30 Currently meeting at East Citrus Community Center 9907 East Gulf-to-Lake Highway Pastor Todd Langdon For more information call 352-422-6535 000GWY3 Saturday Informal Worship w/Communion 5:00 PM Sunday Early Service w/Communion 8:00 AM Sunday School All Ages 9:30 AM (Coffee Fellowship hour @ 9:00 AM) Sunday Traditional Service w/Communion 10:30 AM Special services are announced. Nursery provided. St. Timothy Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River For more information call 795-5325 www.sttimothylutherancrystalriver.com Rev. David S. Bradford, Pastor 000GWZI Holy Communion Every Sunday at 7:45am & 10:00am The Rev. Thomas Beaverson F IRST L UTHERAN C HURCH 47 Years of Bringing Christ to Inverness Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 A M 726-1637 Missouri Synod www.1stlutheran.net 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness 000GWW6 3790 E. Parsons Point Rd. Hernando, FL 34442 352-726-6734 Visit us on the Web at www.fbchernando.com 000GWTI Reaching and restoring lives through Jesus Christ Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.. Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Keith Dendy First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Baptist Church Of Hernando Shepherd of the Hills E PISCOPAL C HURCH Our mission is to be a beacon of faith known for engaging all persons in the love and truth of Jesus Christ. 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (CR 486) Lecanto, Florida (4/10 mile east of CR 491) www.SOTHEC.org Services: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am Healing Service Wednesday 10:00 am 000GWYD H ERNANDO S EVENTH DAY A DVENTIST C HURCH 1880 N. Trucks Ave. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 344-2008 Sabbath Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Pastor Dale Wolfe www.hernandoadventist.com 000GWVP Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus THE SALVATION ARMY CITRUS COUNTY CORPS. SUNDAY Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship Hour 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY: Home League 11:30 A.M. Capt. Phillip Irish Capt. Lynn Irish 712 S. School Ave. Lecanto 513-4960 000GWY8 000GTEC All are invited to our Healing Services 352-726-4033 First Church of Christ, Scientist Inverness 224 N. Osceola Ave. Sunday Services 10:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Wed. Testimony Meeting 4:00 PM 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-686-7034 Rabbi Lenny Sarko Services Fridays 8PM Saturdays 10AM Religious School Sundays 9AM-Noon Temple Beth David 000GWZL Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth Pastor 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, Florida Building is Barrier-Free gshernando.org Worship 8:30 am 11:00 am Fellowship After Worship Weekly Communion Sunday School 9:45 am Nursery Provided 000GWV0 Come To S T M ARGARET S E PISCOPAL C HURCH In Historic Downtown Inverness 1 Block N.W. Of City Hall 114 N. Osceola Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 726-3153 Services: Sun. Worship 8 & 10:30 A.M. Wednesday 12:30 P M Morning Prayer 9:00 A M MonFri Fr. Gene Reuman, Pastor Celebrating 120 years 000GWZG www.stmaggie.org Nursery Provided 2180 N.W. Old Tallahassee Rd. (12th Ave.) Crystal River Church of Go d Church Phone 795-3079 000GTEI Sunday Morning Adult & Childrens Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Life Application Service Jam Session Youth Ministries & Teen Kid (ages 4-11) 7:00 PM Dr. Ray Kelley Minister Sunday: 9:00 A M Sunday School 10:15 A M Worship Service Wednesday: 6:00 P M Bible Study First For Christ...John 1:41 F IRST C HRISTIAN C HURCH O F I NVERNESS We welcome you and invite you to worship with our family. 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 344-1908 www.fccinv.com 000GWWS First Presbyterian Stephen Ministry Congregation 000GWWG Hwy. 44 E @ Washington Ave., Inverness Sunday Services Traditional 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Casual Service 9:30 AM 5th Sunday of Any Month Combined 10am Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM Nursery Provided Fellowship & Youth Group Sunday Evening Web Site: www.fpcinv.org Podcast: fpcinv.com Church Office 637-0770 Pastor James Capps Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Spoken Holy communion Worship 8:00 a.m. Christian Education 9:00 a.m. Sung Holy Communion Worship 10:00am Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000GWW1 Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 5863 W. Cardinal St. Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 Telephone: (352) 628-7950 Pastor William Bremmer Wednesday Mid-Week Meeting 4:00 pm Sabbath-Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am www.homosassaadventist.com 000H58N Homosassa Springs 000GWT1 Sunday Worship 9:00 am & 10:45 am Childrens Ministry 9:00 am & 10:45 am Student Ministry 7:00 pm Wednesday Uplift Prayer & Praise 7 pm Child Care Provided First Baptist Church Of Beverly Hills 4950 N. Lecanto Hwy Pastor Marple Lewis III (352) 746-2970 www.fbcbh.com Sunday Services: Worship Services . 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 AM Wednesday Night: Classes For All Ages at 7:00 PM V. David Lucas Jr. Lead Pastor I NVERNESS C HURCH OF G OD Located at 416 Hwy. 41 South in Inverness Just Past Burger King Church Office 726-4524 Also on Site Little Friends Daycare and Learning Center & Cornerstone Christian Supply 000HIQ6 000GWVT HERNANDO Sunday School 8:45 AM 9:30 AM Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM Nursery is Provided. Individual Hearing Devices Ministries and Activities for all Ages. 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (486) (1 1 2 miles from Hwy. 41) For information call (352) 726-7245 www.hernandoumcfl.org Reverend Jerome Jerry Carris United Methodist Church A Safe Sanctuary for Children and Families Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors 000GWYI S T A NNE S C HURCH A Parish in the Anglican Communion Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer & Daily Masses 4th Sunday 6:00p.m. Gospel Sing A long 9870 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River 1 mile west of Plantation Inn 352-795-2176 www.stannescr.org To be one in Christ in our service, as His servants, by proclaiming His love. Rector: Fr. Kevin G. Holsapple 000H6HK Phone: (352) 527-0021 Sunday Services: 10:30am Bible Study: Wednesday 6:30pm Minister George Plantz Where your search for a friendly Bible Church ends JOIN US IN WORSHIP AT 6442 N. Elkcam Blvd. Citrus Springs Crystal River CHURCH OF CHRIST A Friendly Church With A Bible Message. Corner of U.S. 19 & 44 East Sunday Services 10:00 A M 11:00 A M 6:00 P M Wednesday 7:00 P M Come Worship With Us! Bible Questions Please Call Ev. George Hickman 795-8883 746-1239 000GTEH Our Lady of Fatima C ATHOLIC C HURCH 726-1670 550 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, Florida 000GWXO Weekday Mass: 8 A.M. Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 P.M. Saturday Confessions: 2:30 3:30 P.M. Sunday Masses: Winter Schedule 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Sunday Masses: Summer Schedule (June August) 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. 000GWZF 795-4479 St. Benedict Catholic Church U.S. 19 at Ozello Rd. MASSES Vigil: 5:00pm Sun.: 8:30 & 10:30am DAILY MASSES Mon. Fri.: 8:00am HOLY DAYS As Announced CONFESSION Sat.: 3:30 4:30pm Beverly Hills Community Church 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida (352) 746-3620 Pastor Stewart R. Jamison III Email: email@example.com Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday Coffee/Conversation 8:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday, Monthly Where Christ is Proclaimed! 000GTEE First Baptist Church 8545 Magnolia 726-4296 Sunday Schedule 8:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service 9:45 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 6:00 PM Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Music, Youth, Fellowship A warm, friendly Church Nursery Available www.fbcfloralcity.org 000GWTB of Floral City Rev. John Rothra The Church in the Heart of the Community with a Heart for the Community MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 000GWWY 2105 N. Georgia Rd., PO Box 327 Crystal River, FL 34423 Church Phone (352)563-1577 SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 A M Morning Service 11:00 A M Wed. Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study~ 6:30 P M Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000GWS9 000HL2CA POSITIVE PATH FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING 2628 W WOODVIEW LANE LECANTO, FL 34461 352-746-1270 WWW.UNITYOFCITRUS.ORGWE ARE A JOYOUS COMMUNITY WHICH INSPIRES, EMBRACES, AND NURTURES ALL THOSE ON THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES, WEDDINGS, CHRISTENINGS, MEMORIALS, AND HOLY UNIONSWORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 NURSERY/SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30
RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 C3 make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream; all the fitness he requires is to feel your need for him and then finally, He has washed us with his blood. The truth is, if I tarry till Im better well, Ill never be better enough. I will always have need for improvement. Even so, just as I am, wherever that may be in my spiritual process, God can use me. After church that night, with the hymns still echoing in my mind, I hugged my bulletin all the way out to my car. God is so good.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com. KENNEDYContinued from Page C1 RELIGION NOTES Special events Rock Crusher Road First Church of God will host an Old Fashion Hymn Sing and Salad Supper at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Everyone is invited to bring a salad to share and have a fun evening singing some favorite hymns. The church is at 419 N. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. For more information, call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusherchurch.com. House of Grace recording artists Les Snyder and Sons of The Father, gospel singers from West Frankfort, Ill., will sing at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Hernando United Methodist Church, 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando. Their music is distinctive, using a cappella and soundtracks, varying from the tradition hymn to progressive gospel style. Sons of The Father, seen regularly on television and heard on radio, have more than 20 recordings. Pastor Jerry Carris invites the public to attend the concert. Admission is free. A freewill love offering will be received. For information, call the church office at 352-726-7245. Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p. m. today at the church, 5850 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown (by the Coast Guard Station). The yard sale and bake sale offers hot dogs for lunch and lots of great deals on clean items with low prices. The Ladies Guild of Beverly Hills Community Church will continue its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon today in the Jack Steele Fellowship Hall, 82 Civic Circle. Items for sale include white elephant, household, mens and womens clothing, toys, games, books, and jewelry, plus bake sale and refreshments. There will be a free ladies tea at 11 a.m. today at the Calvary Chapel Ladies Tea Room, 960 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. For information, call 352726-1480 or visit www.calvary inv.com. The public is invited to the annual fashion show from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall at the Community Congregational Christian Church, 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Fashions by Linda Beth from Ocala. Hair and makeup by New Concepts from Crystal River. Delicious, delectable desserts. Cost is $8. For information, call the church 352-489-1260. The Texans will perform at 3 p.m. today at First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade St., directly behind the RaceTrac gas station. There is no charge for tickets and the community is invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 352-344-1908. The nine-week course, Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University (FPU), continues at 5 p.m. Sunday at Gulf to Lake Church, 1454 N. Gulf Ave., Crystal River. The course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a smallgroup discussion. Call Debbie Ward at 352-795-8077 for more information or to register. The Browns will be in concert Sunday at Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave. The Celebration Sounds choir & orchestra open the concert at 5:45 p.m. This concert is free to the public; a love offering for the Browns will be collected. For more information, call the church office at 352-726-6144. St. Scholastica Catholic Church welcomes guest speaker Emma Boe, coordinator of Project Rachel for the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fr. Hogue Parish Center. Boe will speak on The Cost of Abortion in American Society, and Abortion and Complicated Grief. The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 352-212-2526. The Womens Ministry of First Baptist Church of Crystal River is sponsoring an event, All That Jazz, at 6 p.m. Friday. Featured guest is well-known singer, author, songwriter and speaker Tempe Brown of Greenville, S.C. For tickets, call 352795-3367. Tickets are $12 and include dinner. All women are invited. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. The third Saturday night supper will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 15 in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall at Community Congregational Christian Church, 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, pies, coffee and tea. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased at the door. Takeouts available. For information, call the church at 352-489-1260. Celebrate Purim with Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Arbor Conference Center (rooms E,F, and G) at On Top of the World. Pastor, Dairold & Bettye Rushing 4201 So. Pleasant Grove Rd. (Hwy. 581 So.) Inverness, FL 34452 OFFICE: (352) 726-1107 Where everyone is special! Jesus Christ-central theme of our worship Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m. Ministries for all ages Nursery Available 000GWSU First Assembly of God 000GYI8 First Baptist Church of Lake Rousseau SBC Joseph W. (Joe) Schroeder, Pastor SERVICES Sunday 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm Magnifying Gods name by bringing people to Jesus 7854 W. Dunnellon Rd (CR 488) Ph. 352-795-5651 Cell 352-812-8584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Check us out on Facebook 1160 N. Dunkenfield Ave. 795-6720 A FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP Sunday 10:30 A M Wednesday Christian Ed 7:00 P M Prayer Sat. 4-6pm Pastor John Hager Crystal River Foursquare Gospel Church 000GWUW 935 S. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto Crystal Glen Subdivision Hwy. 44 just E. of 490 527-3325 (L.C .M.S.) COME WORSHIP WITH US Sunday Service 9:30 A.M. Sunday Bible Study & Childrens Sunday School 11 A.M. Saturday Service 6:00 P.M. Weekly Communion Fellowship after Sunday Worship Calendar of events Audio of sermons available at www.faithlecanto.com 000GWSN Rev. Stephen Lane 00070P2 Faith Lutheran Church A Heart From God... A Heart For Others. 000GXH9 Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln. Non-denominational Sunday: 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wed: 6:00 PM Bible Study Do you enjoy Bible Study, Gospel Singing, Pitch-in Dinners, singing the old hymns? Then youll enjoy this Church family. Home of Saturday Night Gospel Jubilee. Last Saturday of each month at 6pm. 1370 N. Croft Ave. Inverness, FL 34451 Telfono: (352) 341-1711 ORDEN DE SERVICIOS: DOMINGOS: 9:30 AM Escuela Biblica Dominical 10:30 AM Adoracin y Prdica MARTES: 7:00 PM Culto de Oraci n JUEVES: 7:00 PM Estudios Bblicos Les Esperamos! PRIMERA IGLESIA HISPANA DE CITRUS COUNTY Inverness, Florida Asambleas de Dios David Pinero, Pastor ~ 000GWTV Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!!000GWS7 2101 N. Florida Ave. Hernando FL 726-6144 Nursery Provided CHILDREN YOUTH SENIORS Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Praise & Worship 10:40 A.M. Praise Service 6:00 P M Praise & Prayer (Wed.) 7:00 P M Randy T. Hodges, Pastor 000GTEF www.hernandonazarene.org 000GWZM Floral City United Methodist Church 8478 East Marv in St. (across from Floral City School) Sunday School 9:05 A M Sunday Worship Service 10:30 A M Sanctuary 8:00 A M Service in the 1884 Church Bible Study Tuesday 10:00 A M Wednesday 6:00 P M Wheel Chair Access Nursery Available Rev. Mary Gestrich Church 344-1771 WEBSITE: floralcitychurch.com We strive to make newcomers feel at home. First Baptist Church of Homosassa Come Worship with Us 10540 W. Yulee Drive Homosassa 628-3858 Rev. J. Alan Ritter Troy Allen, Director of Student Ministries Sunday 9:00 am Sunday School (All Age Groups) 10:30 am Worship Celebration Choir / Special Music / Kidz Worship Sunday Night 6 pm Worship Celebration Wednesday Night 6:30 pm Worship Celebration Childrens Awanas Group Youth Activities www.fbchomosassa.org 000GWTK SUNDAY 10:00 AM Family Worship (Coffee Fellowship 9:30-10:00) 000GWX1 N ORTH R IDGE CHURCH Non-Denominational Church Citrus County Realtors Association Building. 714 S. Scarboro Ave. & SR 44 Pastor Kennie Berger 352-302-5813 WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Home Bible Study (Call for location) Rooted in Scripture, Relevant for Today! 000GWZN SEEKING? SEEKING? SEEKING? Here, youll find a caring family in Christ! 4801 N. Citrus Ave. (2 Mi. N Of US 19) 795-3148 www.crumc.com Rev. David Rawls, Pastor Sunday Worship 9:00 am Traditional Service 10:30 am Contemporary Service with Praise Team Bible Study A t 9:00 & 10:30 F or all ages. Wednesday 6:30 Nursery available at all services. Youth Fellowship Sunday 4:00 Wednesday 6:30 Bright Beginnings Preschool 6 Weeks-VPK Mon. Fri. 6:30a.m.-6pm. 795-1240 A Stephen Ministry Provider C rystal R iver U nited M ethodist C hurch 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. Inverness, FL 34452 (2 mi. so. of Applebees) Come as you are. (352) 726-2522 REV. SARAH CAMPBELL Senior Pastor of Inverness Sunday School 9:00 AM Adults 10:30 AM All Ages Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Contemporary 9:00 AM Vertical Kids 10:30 AM Traditional Wednesday Worship 6:00 PM Vertical Youth 000GWWW ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Southwest Citrus County MASSES: Saturday . . 4:30 P M Sunday . . . 8:00 A M . . . . . . . . . 10:30 A M 000GWZK U.S. 19 1 4 mile South of West Cardinal St., Homosassa 628-7000 Pastor Terry Roberts Ph: 726-0201 Independent Fundamental Cross road Bap tist Chu rch Youre invited to our Services Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM 5335 E. J asmine Lane, Inverness 1 2 Miles North Of K-mart Off 41 North (Formally Calvary Bible Church Location) 000GTEG 000GWZO A place to belong. A place to become. Victory Baptist Church At Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship 10:45 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Highway 41 North, turn at Sportsman Pt. Quality Child Care Pastor Gary Beehler 352-465-8866 5040 N Shady Acres Dr. 726-9719 General Conference Pastor John Fredericksen Rightly dividing the word of truth II Timothy 2:15 Grace Bible Fellowship 4947 East Arbor St., Inverness, FL 352-726-9972 Sunday Bible Study . . . . . . 9:15 AM Worship Service . 10:15 AM Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . 7:00 PM 000GWVM Nursery and play yard. Follows Les Feldick Teaching Catholic Church St. Scholastica St. Scholastica 4301 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto, Florida www.stscholastica.org Sunday Masses 9:00 am 11:30 am Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Weekday Masses 8:30 am Confessions Saturday 2:45 -3:30 pm (352) 746-9422 000GWZH SERVICES Sunday AM Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:30 Wednesday PM Bible Study 7:00 EVANGELIST David Curry 000GWZP 9592 W. Deep Woods Dr. Crystal River, FL 34465 352-564-8565 www.westcitruscoc.com Church of Christ West Citrus CR 495/Citrus Ave. US Hwy. 19 W. Deep Woods Dr. West Citrus Church of Christ HOMOSASSA 1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 Pastor Kip Younger Phone 628-4083 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Learn More at www.1umc.org 000GWUE
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 email@example.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. PFLAG meets in Lecanto TuesdayPFLAG Lecanto (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. PFLAGs mission is to promote the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends. The meetings are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for dialog, discussion and support, as well as education about LGBT issues and concerns. For more information about PFLAG Lecanto, call Linda at 352-419-2738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Wake Up Laughing with special swamiThe public is invited to Wake Up Laughing with Swami Beyondananda (aka Steve Bhaerman) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Unity of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Theres definitely something funny going on, with comedy disguised as wisdom and wisdom disguised as comedy, when Swami Beyondananda performs. Festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. with sandwiches and snacks, as well as a visit with Bhaerman. Tickets are $20 in advance or $15 at the door. For tickets, call 352-746-1270. Visit www.unityofcitrus.org.Model railroad club meeting scheduledThe Citrus Model Railroad Club will meet Tuesday at the horticulture building of the Citrus County Fairgrounds. The program will be Photography in the Model Railroad Hobby presented by David Marquis. For more information, call John Abbott at 352-341-2538 or visit the website at www. citrusmodelrrclub.org.Annual meeting planned by civic groupCitrus Hills Civic Association will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Garden Room at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. John JJ Kenney, county commission chairman, will be speaker. There will be a vote on the amended by-laws and the installation of the board for 2014-15 will be conducted. The dues for the association are $10 for a household and $5 for a single. Dues may be mailed to CHCA, P.O. Box 1557, Hernando, FL 34441. For information, call 352746-7532. COMMUNITYPage C4SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE HumanitariansOF FLORIDA Toyota Special to the ChronicleToyota is a very playful 2-year-old girl with a dapper black and white tuxedo coat. She has raised her babies, is fixed and now wants a human home. She has the attributes to become a sweet lap-cat as well. There are many other varieties of felines to choose from as well. Drop by and enjoy the felines in their cage-free, homestyle environment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Humanitarians Hardin Haven on the corner of State Road 44 and North Conant Avenue, east of Crystal River. Call the Haven at 352-613-1629 for adoptions, or view most of our felines online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/ fl186.html. NEWS NOTES NEWS NOTES By the time you read this, I will have flown into Washington, D.C., and back and I will be reading it with you. Each year our association, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, puts together a forum where all directors from across the country come to Washington to discuss with our political leaders, the items that concern us. As far as I am concerned, the United States and the way it handles it charities is one of the best in the world. Not because I work for one of them. In my opinion, for each dollar a charity receives and spends, it saves $3 of tax money our government would have to spend to perform the same charitable service, or it would not supply the service at all! On top of that, the U.S. allows us to give the charity of our choice and get a small tax break in the process. At this time in Washington, this charitable deduction is on the chopping block. Will kind people still give without the charitable deduction? Yes, but this deduction certainly helps. There are other possible changes, such as the nonprofit postage rate being eliminated (this helps us raise money for our cause) and making businesses and organizations pay for contraception, which goes against our religious beliefs. I also have a few personal ideas. I believe a rescue mission is the best tool for putting people in America back to work because we supply the housing for retraining. And, we need truly affordable housing that allows low-wage earners to live with respect and our government should consult rescue missions on how to build them. Will we make a difference? It may take a while. In the meantime, I get to spend time with fellow directors who really care about loving people and love our country. One of our ideas may gain traction on what we believe is really helping people productively and helping our nation.DuWayne Sipper is the executive director of The Path of Citrus County, a faith-based homeless shelter.Contact him at 527-6500 or email@example.com. Military card party to benefit CASACASA the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association will hold a Military Card Party Thursday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando. Doors open at 6:15p.m., with play starting at 7p.m. There will be raffles and game prizes, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $13 and may be obtained in advance or purchased at the door. All proceeds will aid CASA in assisting the victims of domestic violence in Citrus County. Call Ann at 352-344-8708 for tickets and information.Autism seminar on tap at Key CenterMargie Garlin, a parent of a child with autism and a Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) representative in Citrus County, will speak about autism spectrum disorder at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center (CCLEC), at the Key Training Center, 5521 Buster Whitton Way, Lecanto. Garlin will cover a variety of issues that include ASD as a diagnosis, helping your child as a student, ASD in combination with other disabilities, programs and interventions that will help an individual with ASD and how CARD, specifically, may help. She will also be available to answer questions. CARD is the go-to organization for those with a child with autism, Aspergers or other communication disorder, or if parents suspect that might be the case. CARD is one of the major sources of information and assistance for families affected by the disorder. This presentation will be open to the public. For more information, call Stephanie Hopper at 352-344-0288.Auxiliary 15-4 offers Paddlesports programCanoeists and Kayakers are boaters, too, and there is a program available to address the unique needs of that audience. Homosassa Flotilla 15-4 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Paddlesports America, a safety program designed to attract the novice paddle enthusiast. This four-hour program presents five chapters of safety information. Topics include Know Your Paddlecraft, Before You Get Underway, Operating Your Boat Safely, Legal Requirements of Boating and Boating Emergencies. A fee of $20 for materials will be charged. The program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W Veterans Drive, Homosassa. For more information or to register, call Ned Barry at 352249-1042.Snowbirds to wrap up season with picnicThe American-Canadian Snowbirds Club will be wrapping up its season with the annual picnic at Whispering Pines Park on Wednesday. Whether you are in the area for a month, six months or live here year-round, you are invited for a good time playing golf, euchre or shuffleboard at the next season, beginning this November. For more information, call Tony or Sharon at 352-341-4407 before the end of April. Women voters will mark first anniversaryEveryone is invited to the League of Women Voters of Citrus Countys first anniversary luncheon Tuesday in lieu of its general meeting at the Citrus Hills Country Club in the Garden Room at 10:30 a.m. Deirdre McNab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, will be the guest speaker. There will be a raffle and a money tree available. Tickets are $20 in advance, reservation required. Call Kate Betsko at 352-382-0032 or 614563-4282, or Marie Pettibone at 352-601-6857. Special to the ChronicleDo you fertilize your plants and it doesnt help? The March Master Gardener Plant Clinic topic will discuss the relationship between plant nutrition, fertilizer and soil pH. Learn the proper method of taking soil samples, where to have your soil tested and the associated cost. The schedule for the free clinics is: Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Lakes Region Library, Inverness Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills Friday, March 14, 1:30 p.m. at Coastal Region Library, Crystal River Wednesday, March 19, 2 p.m. at Citrus Springs Library Tuesday, March 25, 1 p.m. at Homosassa Library Master gardeners will be present to answer questions and look at samples of plantrelated concerns. For more information about the monthly clinics, call Citrus County Extension at 352-527-5700. Rescue mission leaders come together in Washington, D.C. DuWayne SipperTHE PATH HOME Free plant clinics continue through March 25 Special to the ChronicleTwenty-seven more beds for animal shelters were finished this month by the Creative Quilters. Half were taken to Hardin Haven, the Humanitarians of Floridas cat rescue facility at 1157 N. Conant Ave. in Crystal River. Carol Barnes, director of Hardin Haven, said they house an average of 30 to 50 cats at any one time and with kitten season coming, the present number will soon swell. Anyone who is interested in acquiring a cat or kitten may call 352-613-1629. The remaining beds will go to the Citrus County Animal Services shelter. Pictured are Joan Novak and Carol Barnes with the beds. Creative Quilters Pat Knoechel will make a presentation of the newest quick and easy methods to make quilt blocks for a trunk show at the First Baptist Church in Crystal River from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 14. A luncheon will follow. Quilting tools, patterns and books will be for sale after the program. Call Mary Redrick at 352-746-2722 or Patsy Jenkins at 352-746-9204 for information and registration. A $15 fee covers the trunk show, lecture and lunch.
COMMUNITYCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 C5 COMMUNITY Hadassah to gather at auditoriumBeverly Hills Chapter of Hadassah will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Kellner Auditorium, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Our guest speaker this month is Maria Boone, staffing coordinator for Florida Health Care who will be speaking about cancer. For more information, call Miriam at 352-746-0005.Pine Ridge group to meet MondayThe next Pine Ridge Civic Association meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the community center. Representatives from the State of Florida Marine Corps League Detachment 1139 will be present to recognize the civic association for its position with regard to the Injured Warriors of Florida. PRPOA President Joe Spoto will lead the introductions. Second speaker for the evening will be Bill Leary, chairman of the Median Beautification Committee. He will explain the proposed improvements to the Pine Ridge Boulevard medians. Refreshments will follow.Shuffleboarders to gather ThursdayBeverly Hills Shuffleboard Club will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the community center. There will be a strawberry social after the meeting. The club will have a yard sale at 3 S. Fillmore St. from 9 a.m. to noon each day on March 14 and 15. The money raised will help with maintaining the courts. Any items for the sale can be dropped of at any time. New members are welcome. If interested, come to the meeting or call vice president Ken Wood at 352-566-6462.Blood drive coming up March 15 at churchThe next drive of the joint blood ministries of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 6168 is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. This drive is just before St Patricks Day and will feature a complimentary country breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs, fruit and beverages. The breakfast will be provided by Les and Joan Magyar and Craven Realty. For information, call Life South at 352-527-3061.Everyone welcome at Ice Cream SocialCitrus County Parks & Recreation invites everyone to an Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Central Ridge Community Center in Beverly Hills, 77 Civic Circle. Enjoy favorite soda fountain tunes and maybe even cut a rug. The event is free to the public and features a free create-your-own ice cream sundae bar. For more information, call 352746-4882.Dunnellon B&GC taking member signupsThe new Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon Branch is taking signups for returning and new members ages 6 to 18 during its spring break camp signup, open house and tour from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 21. Online applications can be downloaded from www.bgcof marion.com. Spring break camp hours will be announced. For more information on the Dunnellon Branch, 20077 S.W. 110 St., email tjackson @bgcofmarion.com.Legion auxiliary to stage salesAmerican Legion Post 237 Auxiliary will stage a yard and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in Beverly Hills Plaza. Everyone is welcome. The post is at 4077 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills.Citrus County Council to meet WednesdayCitrus County Council will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments and networking. Guest speaker will be County Attorney Kerry Parsons and the Commissioner in the Spotlight will be Commissioner John JJ Kenney. The public is welcome. NEWS NOTES news from the Central Ridge area Special to the ChronicleThrivent Financial Foundation submitted a $60,000 grant to Kingsway Ministries of Florida, a local nonprofit organization developing and building a senior retirement community in Beverly Hills including a community center next to the campus of St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church. The check was presented by Peg Weston, Thrivent Financial associate. Pictured, from left, are: Susan Kittel, Kingsways marketing assistant, Peg Weston and the Rev. Mark Gabb, president of Kingsway and pastor of St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Grant donation for Kingsway CENTRAL RIDGE LIBRARY 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465-4281 352-746-6622 www.citruslibraries.org March 10 Lakeside Village POA, 10 a.m. Scrabble Game, 10 a.m. Senior Crafters, 1 p.m. March 11 AARP Tax-Aide, 10 a.m. Word: Formatting & Style Sheets, 10:15 a.m. Preschool Stories, 11 a.m. Fun & Games, 1 p.m. Pre-GED Math Foundations (Study Room B), 4:30 p.m. How to Apply for Grants, Scholarships and Student Loans for College (Part 2), 5 p.m. March 12 Tai Chi, 10 a.m. Mother Goose Time, 11 a.m. Ask a Master Gardener, 1:30 p.m. M arch 13 Depression and Anxiety Support Group, 10 a.m. Getting Started with Computers II, 10:15 a.m. March 14 AARP Tax-Aide, 10 a.m. March 15 Organizing for Citrus, 10 a.m. Writers & Poets Workshop, 1 p.m. AT THE LIBRARY Special to the ChronicleMerchant services are a big part of cash register receipts at most retail stores and the Home Again Resale Store is no exception. Since June 2012 when the store opened, Doug Rebeor has provided steeply discounted merchant services that have allowed the Home Again store to yield a greater economic benefit for the kids at the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club, who garner all of its support. In mid-April there will be a new Home Again Store at Beverly Plaza and Rebeor will be assisting with merchant services at this second address. Were very pleased that our store is succeeding and expanding to Beverly Hills, said store manager Dianne Piotti. Volunteer coordinator Maxine Mike Hulse is still looking for additional volunteers to help with the new store. Volunteers work either a morning (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) shift on a once-a-week schedule. Anyone interested should call Hulse at 352-746-6063. The not-for-profit Home Again Resale Store at Timberlane Plaza has a variety of inventory because none of its inventory is newly manufactured. All its inventory is one-of-a-kind items that are either donated or more typically consigned. The consignment program works on a 50/50 percentage. The store trades in unique furniture, accessories, artwork, jewelry and books. The store is across from the Chevron station on County Road 486 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 352-270-8861 for more information. Special to the ChronicleDoug Rebeor, owner of Alpha Business Advisors, enjoys visiting Home Again Resale Store on County Road 486, Lecanto. Home Again Resale branching out Local resident helps support mission with discounted merchant services
C6SATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Groucho Marx said, I never forget a face, but Ill make an exception in your case. In yesterdays deal, declarer had to establish his side suit before drawing trumps in order to make his contract. That is typically the case, but there are always exceptions to the rules, which is one of the main reasons bridge retains its popularity. In todays deal, South is in four spades. West leads the club king. How should declarer continue after ruffing the third round of clubs? When North raised spades, South re-evaluated. He had 15 high-card points and three short-suit points, two for the singleton heart and one for the doubleton club. That gave a total of 18 points. Also, his excellent diamond suit was a plus value. Hence Souths jump to game. South needs to find trumps 3-2, but that still gives him three top losers: one spade and two clubs. He must establish and run his diamond suit. Here, though, if he plays on that suit first, he will unluckily fail. After cashing his diamond ace and king, he ruffs a diamond in the dummy. However, East overruffs from only two trumps and declarer loses two spade tricks. South should start with two rounds of trumps. Then he cashes his top diamonds and ruffs a diamond. Finally, he returns to his hand with his carefully conserved heart ace and plays out winning diamonds. West may ruff whenever he pleases, but declarer still has one trump left to ruff another club. Did you notice that dummys heart king is a red-card herring? Discarding a diamond from hand would not help South to get home. 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Florida is a large state, and we were surprised that both of these couples (who dont know each other) chose to purchase homes within a 20mile radius of us. My husband and I are being pressured to resume these friendships, but frankly, we are not interested. When these couples email, I keep making excuses, and I dont answer the phone when they call. Its been months, and none of them has figured it out. They persist. One of these women was a childhood friend, but she is boastful and competitive, and her husband is worse. I dont have it in me to level with them. How can we stop them from calling without creating hurt feelings? Lynn in Sunny Florida Dear Sunny: Has it occurred to you that these couples may have moved to this location because they thought they had at least one friend in the area? It means they will persist until they develop new friends who occupy their time. If you are likely to run into them at shops and social events, it might be in your best interests to allow a limited friendship so you are on speaking terms. That means, you answer every fifth call or email and arrange a social engagement every few months. As they become more acclimated to their new digs, you can cut back until you reach the amount of contact you can handle. By then, your absence will be less important to them. Dear Annie: My boyfriend will be 67 in two weeks, and for the third year in a row, I will probably watch his heart break because his 90-yearold mother will not acknowledge his birthday. He has done nothing to make her feel this way. She lives in our city, but he has not seen her in more than three years. I am so afraid she will pass on before they reconcile. What would cause a woman to have no feelings for her own son? Baffled in Indianapolis Dear Baffled: We dont know, but if they havent seen each other since she was 87, there is a possibility of a decline in her mental faculties. Did she acknowledge his birthday before? Was she OK the last time he saw her? Is there a sibling, relative or friend who could intercede on his behalf? Some children call their parents on their own birthday to thank the parents for giving birth to them. Your boyfriend might try this to see whether it breaks the ice. But if nothing works, do something for his birthday that he enjoys and that will take his mind off of Mom. Dear Annie: Youve printed a lot of letters about stores carrying larger sizes. I wear a 3X. I live in a rural area, and there are no plus-size stores. I would love to drop some pounds, but due to health problems, I cant walk, and my medications tend to make me gain even though I try to eat very little. Ive tried online shopping, but the sizes are not standard. I want my local stores to carry my size. I would like to have more than four tops in my weekly rotation and a nightgown that doesnt make me feel like my grandmother Trying To Fit Dear Trying: We cannot force the stores near you to carry your size. Your best bet is to shop online. There are many places that carry your size, and if things dont fit, you can return them. Some trial and error may be necessary, but eventually, you will find an online shop that suits you. Dear Readers: Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed tonight.Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annies Mailbox, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. 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C8SATURDAY,MARCH8,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: email@example.com l website: www.chronicleonline.com To place an ad, call563-5966 Chronicle ClassifiedsClassifieds In Print and Online All The Time699184 000HHE3 000HHE5 CENTER SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE Black and Silver, Dual Woofer MTM, Silver Wire $75 341-0450 HIFI SPEAKER KIT 2-Way, 8inch 85Watt woofers, Silver Wire Crossover, Nuance Tweeters $75 341-0450 JVC DVD PLAYER + VCR COMBO UNITLike New, Remote Control, Excellent Performance, In Box $50 341-0450 JVC SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER Original Dolby Surround, Clear Sound, Clean $40 341-0450 KAROKE MACHINE WITH CD PLAYER & 5.5 SCREEN WITH GRAPHICS $100 352-341-6920 PANOSONIC 13 TV WITH REMOTE $25 352-613-0529 SHARPSPEAKERS 2 10 150 WATTS $25 352-613-0529 YAMAHASPEAKERS SET OF 5 $70 352-613-0529 PLYWOOD 4x8 plywood good condition..4 sheets all for $40-Crystal River (352)220-4158 TOILETAmerican Standard elongated white toilet $25 (352)465-2853 COMPUTER GAMES 6 multi-p acks, 1 with 500,000 games, ($10) (352)613-7493 COMPUTER Gateway desktop with Windows XP. Includes computer desk. $75 352-344-1503 FAMILYGUYDVD SERIES 75 DVDs, no cases, $70 OBO retail $170 brand-new, no scratches 352-446-9620 MARRIED W CHILDREN Series 7 DVDS $15 OBO retails $36 no cases (352)446-9620 Brand-new no scratches RESCUE ME DVD SERIES SEASONS 1-3 11 DVDs, no cases, brand-new no scratches $25 OBO 352-446-9620 ROSEANNE DVD SERIES 20 DVDS no cases $60 OBO retail $140. (352)446-9620 Brand-new no scratches TABLETAndroid tablet new $75-Crystal River (352)220-4158 WIFI ROUTER CISCO LINKSYS E1200 Has WPA2 Security, Wireless N, Mac or PC, $30 341-0450 Glass covered Raton coffee table. Excellent Condition, asking $50 OBO (352)446-9620 LANAI 9 pc set glass table 66 x40, 6 chrs, 2 footstools, sm round glass coffee table. Like New $300 (352)422-2317 John PA TIO ROUND DBLE LOUNGE FRAME,CUSHIONS, PILLOWS.PIX $90 OBO (352)560-7857 PATIO SET 48 OCTAGON TABLE & 4 CHAIRS WITH CUSHONS WHITE $100 352-613-0529 Patio Set Bamboo table & chairs $100 (352)212-6483 PVC PATIO LOUNGE w/cushions & matching serving cart. $50.00. Ruth 352-382-1000 VINTAGE ROD IRON SOFA& 2 CHAIRS Sturdy condition $100 call 352-257-3870 20 8 ft. Wooden TablesFolding Metal Legs. $75. ea. Wiil Sell Separate (352) 621-0987 100 Metal Chairs$15ea. Will separate (352) 621-0987 ASIAN STYLE TABLE with glass top red and gold perfect condition $75 call 352-257-3870 CHERRYWOOD BOOKCASE Shelves,drawer&doors $100 (352)212-6483 COUNTRYHUTCH solid wood with dry sink $100 (352)212-6483 DESK -KIDS HEIGHT Light Oak, 2 Drawers, Book Shelf, 2x4 Foot Top, Sized K to 8th $100 341-0450 DUTCH DESK VANITY maple wood $100 (352)212-6483 Entertainment Center Light Oak, Exc Cond. $200; Couch, Dark color, Good Cond $85 (352) 697-2452 FURNITURE Double dresser w/mirror, Ashley, med. oak $175. 5-pc metal dinette set, blk faux marble top, tan micro-fiber seats $225. (352)637-1857 Glass covered Raton coffee table. Excellent Condition, asking $50 OBO (352)446-9620 HIGH END USED FURNITURE, 2ND TIME AROUND RESALES 270-8803, 2165 Hy 491 KING BEDROOM SET custom made, matching Entertainment Center, lots of storage! can text photos askg $475obo 352-220-2037 COLLECTIBLES Name your price of lovely collectibles owned by interior designer. All must go. (352)513-5777 COOKIE JAR Milkglass hobnail pattern with lid. 11 1/2 tall x 8 diam. $35.00 352-422-1309 APPLIANCES, like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 BRAND NEW 30 Gas Stove GE Stainless Steel model # JGBT33SET2SS retail $899. never used $350. (352) 563-9811 Dryer white, Good Condition $100. Call Homosassa (678) 617-5560 ELECTRIC RANGE GE Spectra flat top range with self cleaning oven. 100% like new condition. $250 352-422-1209 or 352-344-4407. ELECTRIC STOVE 30 Inch Excel condition $125. 352-302-8265 ELECTRIC STOVE GE, Like New White, $300 (352) 795-8728 GE ELECTRIC RANGE White Four Element Stove, Digital Oven, Oven needs Heater Coil $100 341-0450 Kenmore Refrigerator Elite Side by Side 25.6 cu ft, 2 computers, auto defrost w/side mounted freezer, thru-door ice/water $500. (352) 465-0339 MICROWAVE KENMORE MOUNTS OVER THE STOVE WHITE $90 352-613-0529 Refrigerator Kenmore Olive Color Good Cond. $100. (352) 382-5661 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 SOLDWasher & Dryer, GE extra large capacity excellent cond. White, SONYO T.V. / FREE WORKS.CALLFOR MORE INFO Linda 423-4163 WASHER OR DRYER $145.00 Each. Reliable, Clean, Like New, Excellent Working Cond, 60 day Guar.Free Del/Set up. 352-263-7398 Whirlpool Cabrio, Lg. capacity Washer Machine $300. 352-586-2562 COMPUTER DESK corner $100 (352)212-6483 ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2.5 ACRES,March 20, 10amEd Messer, Broker messersales.com DUDLEYS AUCTION Thur 3-6 Estate Adventure Auction 3:pm outside treasures, tools, furniture++ 6:pm inside CONTENTS OF GIFT SHOP Estate & Designer furniture, LOTS of books, Antiques Fri & Sat 8-3pm Estate Sale 219 W Thistle Beverly Hills FL 34465 furniture, books, tools, collectibles 4 electric guitars & Mirrocraft 17 Boat with 85HP Merc. ********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Craftsman 2HP6Gal Air Compressor; Craft. 10 Drill Press 1/2HP5 spd; Craft. 5.25HP Wet/Dry Vac ; Bench Grinder; 352-270-8341 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY CUTTER All-in-one cutting tool with case. $35. 352-634-4905 MAKITACORDLESS DRIVER DRILL9.6 V including charger, battery and case. $30. 352-634-4905 MAKITAPOWER PLANER Electric; includes case and extras. $35. 352-634-4905 ROCKWELLBELT SANDER $80 HAND HELD HEAVYDUTY METALINVERNESS 419-5981 WESTINGHOUSE JOINTER/EDGER ON A STAND Good working condition $35 call 352-257-3870 CENTER SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE Danish SEAS CoAxial, 150W, Ported Solid Oak Box, $100 341-0450 MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)528-5547 BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu SPRINGHILL CAMPUS Cosmetology March 17th Day & Night School Barber April 28th Night School Massage Ther April 28th Day School Massage Ther April 28th Night School NAIL TECH or F ACIAL TECH Day School Open Enrollment INTRODUCING NEW Night School MARCH 17th Classes for Nail Tech or Facial TechMon., Tues., Wed. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM(727) 848-8415 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE Full & Part time STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Gorgeous Wellness Spa for Rent, for Therapist, Chiropractors or Cosmetologist, ETC. Includes Clientele & Equip. (352) 464-1166 Well Established Breakfast/Lunch Diner 15 yr History, Inverness Brad Gibbs Broker, 75k cash 352-212-5286 ALL STEEL BUILDINGS130 MPH 25 x 30 x 9 (3:12 pitch) Roof w/Overhang, 29 x 7 Garage Doors, 1 Entry door, 2 G-vents 4 Concrete Slab. $13,995. INST ALLED 30 x 30 x 9 (3:12 pitch) 2-9 x 7 Garage Doors 1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents 4 Concrete Slab $15,995. INST ALLED 40x40x12 (3:12 pitch) Roof w/Overhang, 2-10 x 10 Roll-up Doors 1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents 4 Concrete Slab $27,995 Installed A local Fl. Manufact. We custom buildWe are the factory Meets & exceeds 2010 Fl. wind codes. Florida Stamped engineered drawings All major credit cards accepted METAL Structures, LLC866-624-9100Lic # CBC1256991 State Certified Building Contractor www. metal structur esllc.com WE MOVE SHEDS! we accept Visa/MC **352-634-3935** ANTIQUE ROCKER Can be viewed on craigslist super nice $65 call 352-257-3870 PAIR OF GREEN MARBLE TABLES ON WOOD PEDESTALS Great condition $100 both call 352-257-3870 Beanie Babies Specials, Bears, Rabbits, Holiday & MISC. (352) 465-6580 BUSINESS Great opportunity to own your own business. Includes real estate and 2 buildings w/ample parking, fenced, plus inventory. Antique & Collectibles items Only serious inquiries call 352-746-6731 CAKE PLATE Milkglass hobnail pattern w wavy edge, pedestal base.12 1/2 diam x 5 tall. $25.00 352-422-1309 Looking For Exp. Ceramic Tile InstallersCall Our Store at: 352-564-2772 For info NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other newspapers for home delivery customers.Must have insured and reliable vehicleApply in Person 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle Administrative AssistantPT with potential for full time.Minimum 3 yrs. in an Admin Pos. Fax or Email Resume to: 352-489-8505 ksipper@ pathofcitrus.org Cant Keep Your Mouth Shut!Spouse may not like it? But well pay you top dollar for it. Appointment Setting Commission Only 352-503-6860 FLORAL DESIGNERExp. ONLY, P/THrs & Holidays. 352-726-9666 GROUNDSMANfor a Tree Service (352)628-9884 lv.msg Head Chef Deli ManagerFT position at a growing natural food store with large food service area. Exp required Send resume to: CCC, Blind Box 1857 106 W Main St Inverness, Fl 34450 Heavy Machine MechanicDAB Constructors Inglis Area, F/T, EOE (352) 447-5488 P/T Boat Captainmin. 25 ton license established dive shop looking for friendly, enthusiastic tour guide. pls call 352-257-1794 Support Professionals /CNAsMoving Mountains, Inc. & Bridging Mountains LLC Reliable individuals to work flexible hours with the developmentally disabled. and Senior Citizens. HSD/GED clean background check, reliable transportation required. Training provided. Applications and services details at www.moving mountains.me or at 2615 N Florida Ave., Hernando, FL. 8-4 Mon-Thur., Fri 8-2 CLEANERSReliable, Energetic Individual/Couple Retirees Welcome ServiceMaster 352-726-4555 P/T Line CooksMust be available to work week-ends. Skyview Restaurant at Citrus Hills Apply in Person 2100 N. Terra Vista Blvd Mon.-Sun. 8a-10a Or 3p-5p Tumbling & Dance Instructorcall (352) 563-5550 Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certification Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1877-994-9904 ARNPFamily Practice Physician, located in Inverness seeking ARNP, please email cvto: iinccare@ tampabay.rr.com Citrus Podiatry Centerwith the following Positions available. Podiatric Assistant Part-time. 32 Hrs/wk. X-ray license preferred. Fr ont Of fice/Billing Part-time. 32 Hrs/wk. Both positions: Two years minimal exp in office setting. Must have local work references. Two Local established offices since 1989. Partial benefits. Competitive salary. Mail Resume: P.O. Box 1120 Lecanto, FL 34460-1120.No faxes Accepted. MEDICAL ASSISTANTExperience reqd for very busy medical office. Includes benefits. Fax Resume to: (352) 563-2512 RNs/LPNs Ready to Spring Forward with the Best of the Best for the past 2 years in Citrus County? Working at DRHRC is a nurses day-light! Unique Opportunity for PT/PRN Floor and MDS CONT ACT Linda Pursley, don@ diamondridgehealth andrehab.com 352-746-9500 est#725 Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATIONNeed strong computer and administrative skills. Able to multitask. Personable, organized and detailed oriented with strong work ethic. Great opportunity with successful growing co. Full Benefits. Mail Resume to: Citrus Co. Chronicle Blind Box 1859P 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429 EXP. LINE COOKApply in Person at Crackers Bar & Grill EXPERIENCED LINE COOKFast, Coordinated Full time, Nonsmoking. Call for Interview Appt. (352)447-2406, Inglis AC SALESWill train right person, easy six figure income Must have Val. fl. DL, Robert 352-586-0305 NURSERY SALESOConnells Nursery PT/FT, Must have Experience in Plants Call (352) 628-6700 Pest Control Inspectors/SalesWanted for Citrus/ Sumter Co. Salary, Plus Commissions. Company vehicle. APPL Y IN PERSON 3447 E. Gulf to Lake Exp. Laborer & Plastererneed valid DL, Top pay for quality applicants. call 352-232-9524 Scott Wright Stucco EXP. MECHANICMust have own tools. Apply in Person American Auto 8696 W. Halls River Rd. No Phone Calls Please Found Small Dog Off Shady Acres Dr in Inverness. Call to describe 352-419-0223 Boys and Girls Club Dunnellon Branch20077 SW 110 St. Dunnellon, Fl 34432 Excepting $15 yearly Membership signups ages 6 18 *AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM *SPRING BREAK CAMP* *SUMMER CAMP* *Snack*transportation*concession *volunteer credit *League* Leadership Clubs. download application .www. bgcofmarion.com contact tjackson@bgcofmari on.com for info Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer organization formed in 2010 to assist in re-homing, rescuing and providing for the medical needs of homeless pets in Citrus County. For more info on events, projects and special needs dogs visit www.friendsofccas.org I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Florida Jumbo Shrimp 15ct@ $5/lb, FRESH Gulf Grouper @ $7/lb delivered 352-897-5001 Boys and Girls Club Dunnellon Branch20077 SW 110 St. Dunnellon, Fl 34432 Excepting $15 yearly Membership signups ages 6 18 *AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM *SPRING BREAK CAMP* *SUMMER CAMP* *Snack*transportation*concession *volunteer credit *League*Leadership Clubs. download application.www. bgcofmarion.com contact tjackson@bgcofmari on.com for info I wish to adopt a dog, male lab, light choc, or lab golden mix, 2-5 yrs,80-90 lbs, well behave and trained. Must walk well on lease at my side. Must not climb or jump fence. Must be medically up to date. extremely loving, must be able to get along well with a female dog, should have smooth sleek fur. Please call me and leave message on VM (352) 746-3087 SWING BAND LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS The Premier Big Band is looking for anyone who plays, Sax, Trombone and Trumpets and bass. 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Please call or text 352/201-5797 German Shepherd lost in Homosassa trail Rosedale area. Traditional color. 1 yr old, answers to Buddy. Family with children devastated. Handsome REW ARD. Please call (352) 212-7381 Lost Male Cat No tail, area of Lourdes & Hayes Inverness REWARD (352) 678-8760 LOST PUPPY 9 weeks, red nose & brindle pitt black & white, Near Tuck Point, Inverness REWARD Owner Heartbroken (352) 287-4615 LOSTYORKIE LOST IN HERNANDO NEAR TRUCKS RD/ RHAPSODYLN AREAACROSS FROM DOLLAR GENERAL 813-389-2793 Rottweiler/Husky Mix Black/Tan one blue eye, 5 mo old puppy. Lost in Highlands off Apopka in Inverness (352) 476-4116 Toy Australian Shepherd, mostly Red with White, 13 lbs, lost in Whispering Pines Park Near Publixs REWARD (352) 726-4869 Set of 2 keys found near Office Max in Inverness, the store is holding the keys Todays New Ads INVERNESS BIG MOVING SALE CALL (352) 637-4791 LOGIC2001 15 Center Console 40 H.P. Yamaha,Galv.trailer, Bimini top,less than 12 hours. You can not tell this boat is not brand new. $5700. (352)563-0133 or (352)302-9159 LOST PUPPY 9 weeks, red nose & brindle pitt black & white, Near Tuck Point, Inverness REWARD Owner Heartbroken (352) 287-4615 Medical Lift Chair exc. cond. neutral color, $200. (352) 513-4621 or (417)-592-0557 MERCEDES BENZ1978, 450 SL, Convert. Roadster w/two tops excel. cond. 84k mi. $13k obo 352-464-3187 P/T Boat Captainmin. 25 ton license established dive shop looking for friendly, enthusiastic tour guide. pls call 352-257-1794 Palomino 1999 POP-Up Camper sleeps 6, queen & full bed, a/c, refrig, gas cook stove & heater add-on screenroom $3200.ob 813-748-9875 Sea Eagledeluxe inflatable twin Pontoon -fishing boat, fits in car trunk, 12 fully equipped w/motor, used once like new $2700. value asking $1450. 630-337-3999 Sears Heavy Duty Propane Gas Dryer $75. Toro Push Mower 5hsp, 21 cut $60. (352) 507-1490 SWING BAND LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS The Premier Big Band is looking for anyone who plays, Sax, Trombone and Trumpets and bass. Contact us at thepremierbig email@example.com or Call (352)344-8122 TEAK QUEEN BEDROOM SET Platform bed with attached night stands, mattress, 6 drawer dresser and mirror. Gently used. $499 352-527-2874 Toro 3spd self propelled Mulching Mower $100.Sears Push Mower mulch or discharge,like new $100. (352) 507-1490 Treadmill PaceMaster ProElite like new, ($2000 new) asking $150 ; Ironman inversion table new, $50 (352) 382-2525 VACUUM CLEANER LG upright compressor compact, pet care, like new,bagless $150 (352) 465-9395 $$ CASH PAID $$FOR JUNK VEHICLES 352-634-5389 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. 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HUGE SALE! 1852 S Carriage Ter. HOMOSASSASaturday 8th, 9a-2p 4923 W. RYAN CT. INVERNESSMoving Sale. Sat. Only 8a-4p Furn. & lots of misc. 173 N. West Ave. Off Croft Ave. KAWASAKI2000 ZRX 1100 12,700 mi. GREAT BIKE! $3700. 352-322-1160 LECANTOSAT ONLY, 8a to 2p 3325 W. Southern St. LECANTOSaturday 9am 2280 W Middle Lane
SATURDAY,MARCH8,2014 C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins CLAYPOOLS Tree Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates 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 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tr ee Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 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. COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Absolute Exterior Restoration Any Surface, roof & gutter cleaning, int/ext painting 352-382-5172 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Lawncare -N -More Spring Clean-Up, press. wash, bushes, beds, mulch, mow, handyman service 352-726-9570 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Repair Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 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 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. #1 Professional Leaf Vac system why rake? FULL LAWN SERVICE Fr ee Est. 352-344-9273 Helpin Hand Grass Man Cut Clean Mulch Edge FREE ESTIMATES! Russell 352-637-1363 Lawncare -N -More S pring Clean Up, press. wash, bushes, beds, mulch, mow, handyman service 352-726-9570 STEVES LAWN SERVICE Mowing & Trimming Clean up, Lic. & Ins. (352) 797-3166 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 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 Lawncare -N -More Spring Clean-Up, press. wash, bushes, beds, mulch, mow, handyman service 352-726-9570 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 A1 CompleteRepairs Pres. Wash, Painting (Int/Ext) 25 yrs, Ref, Lic # 39765, 352-513-5746 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 Budd Excavating & Tree Work clearing hauling, rock drives, demo, bushhogging Lamar 352-400-1442 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Design & Install Plant*Sod*Mulch Weed*Trim*Clean lic/ins 352-465-3086 #1 A+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 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 Lawncare -N -More Spring Clean-Up, press. wash, bushes, beds, mulch, mow, handyman service 352-726-9570 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Repair Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 Remodeling Additions, new homes Free est. crc1330081 (352) 949 2292 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service, Res/ Com (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 Home/Office Cleaning Catered to your needs, reliable & exper., lic./ins. Bonded 352-613-8137 Need your house cleaned! Call Maggie. Need your home repaired! Call Chris. Married Team! Res & Com. Lic.352-503-9621 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352-422-7279 OWENS QUALITY FENCING, ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 352-628-4002 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 DR Y OAK FIREWOOD 4X8 STACK delivered & stacked $80. (352) 201-0912 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 SHADYVIEW CANVAS Awnings *Carports*Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Rock, Mulch Hauling & Tractor Work 352-341-2019, 201-5147 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 Dump truck loads (approx 8 yds), dirt & rock hauling. Tractor Work. 352-302-5794 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 A-1 CompleteRepairs Pres. Wash, Painting (Int/Ext) 25 yrs, Ref, Lic # 39765, 352-513-5746 Acctg/Bkkr QuickBooks Certified, set-up, training, payroll, sales tax. No job to small! Call 352-287-1909 for appt. SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 Transmission Repair & FinanceCONSIGNMENT USA US 19 CR 461-4518 JAKES TRIM CARPENTRY No job too big or small Free Est. 352-601-7064 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 000HHE7 LOSTYORKIE LOST IN HERNANDO NEAR TRUCKS RD/ RHAPSODYLN AREAACROSS FROM DOLLAR GENERAL 813-389-2793 Shih-Poo Puppy, 1 female Schnauzer Pups Born Nov. 14 Shih-Tzu Pups Born Jan. 21, 352-795-5896 Day SHIH-TZU PUPS, Available Registered Lots of Colors Males Starting @ $400. Beverly Hills, FL. (352) 270-8827 Welsh Driving Pony Buggy, Harnace, & Boots. $3,000. (352) 212-4981 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$425 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! KANEKane, beautiful 4y.o. Blackmouth cur mix, friendly, affectionate, eager to please. Neutered, weighs 60 lbs. Sits for treats, walks well on a leash, eager to please, happy, playful, would make great family dog. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808. MACKMack, a 2 y.o. black/tan coonhound, neutered, HW-negative, housebrkn, 45 lbs, gentle, intelligent. Loves car rides, walks well on leash. Good w/cats. Loves outdoor exercise, but loves his home & human friends also. Protective companion. Call Judy @ 352-503-3363, email: jamcbriar @yahoo.com. Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 Palomino 1999 POP-Up Camper sleeps 6, queen & full bed, a/c, refrig, gas cook stove & heater add-on screenroom $3200.ob 813-748-9875 DOLLYDolly, a 6 y.o. Bulldog/ terrier mix, weight 54 lbs, spayed, housebrkn, very friendly & affectionate, playful. Good w/children. Should be only dog, fenced yard preferred, active. Had unfortunate early life, no fault of her own. Call Joanne @ 352-697-2682 or 352-513-5754. ELLIPTICALEXERCISE MACHINE electronic readouts all digital, works great $185.00 352 464 0316 MANUALTREADMILL DIGITALREADOUT, FOLDS UPFOR EASY STORAGE, ONLY $95 464-0316 RECUMBANTEXERCISE BIKE DIGITAL READOUTGREAT SHAPE.ONLY100.00 352 464 0316 Recumbent Exercise Bike. Edge 280, like new, scans distance, speed, time odometer, calories $100. (352) 465-7269 SOLDRecumbent Exercise Bike. Edge 280, like new, scans distance, speed, time odometer, calories TAPERFLEX WATER SKI In perfect shape $25 call 352-257-3870 URBAN REBOUNDER with resistance bands.$60. (352)564-4214 BICYCLE WHEELS Alloy 700x23mm Pair by WTB, for Fast Street or ATB, Straight, No Tires $60 341-0450 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 Dirt Bike, paid $499 ask. $75 OBO, brand-new battery, pics available Weight up to 170 LBS (352)446-9620 GOLF CLUBS Like new 1 set Northwestern, 1 set Ping Zing, Plus bags, balls etc $550 for all (352) 341-0866 LADIES FIGURE ICE SKATES. Perfect condition. Size 6. Asking $30. (352)746-5477 MOTOR SCOOTER 2013 VIPFuture Champion, only 2,300 miles $795 (812) 207-5691(cell) Tennis Racket stringing machine, electronic Alpha Ultra Edge, w/6 pt hold, Exc. Cond. $400. obo Recumbent Bike 2 wheel Bike E, 21 spd. aluminum, 29 lbs, Exc Cond. $350 obo (352) 489-0105 Treadmill PaceMaster ProElite like new, ($2000 new) asking $150; Ironman inversion table new, $50 (352) 382-2525 BOYS CLOTHES sizes 12mths -5Toddler .25-$1 like new call 352-257-3870 ROCKING DOLL CRADLE $60 HANDCRAFTED SOLID OAK CAN E MAILPHOTOS INVERNESS 419-5981 Stroller, Car Seat, Walker, Blankets, clothes, & a youth bed $200. obo (352) 795-7254 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Oreck Air Purifier. Like New. $150. (352) 270-0269 Television 13 color Sylvania w/ remote $35 Nightstand, 2 drawers $25 (352) 726-2566 VACUUM CLEANER LG upright compressor compact, pet care, like new,bagless $150 (352) 465-9395 4 INCH TOILETSEAT RISER ITMAKES IT EASIER TO GETUP ONLY25.00 352-464-0316 4 PRONGED CANE DONTWAITTO FALL AND NEED ITLATER ONLY25.00 352-464-0316 BEDSIDE COMMODE & ALUMINUM WALKER both have adjustable legs only 20.00 each 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE, YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 Medical Lift Chair exc. cond. neutral color, $200. (352) 513-4621 or (417)-592-0557 SHOWER BENCH FITS INTO TUB. BENCH ONLY. 20.00 464-0316 SHOWER BENCH SEATALUMINUM & FIBERGLASS BENCH TO PUTIN TUB 20.00 352-464-0316 THREE WHEELED WALKER LARGE WHEELS ONLY50.00 464-0316 TRANSPORTCHAIR (SMALLWHEELS) GOOD SHAPE. WITH FOOTRESTS ONLY 100.00 464 0316 NEW SG ELECTRIC GUITAR &GIGBAG, PLAYS,LOOKS, SOUNDS100% $45 352-601-6625 NEW FENDER ACOUSTIC GUITAR & GIGBAG,STRAT NECK SMALLBODY$100 352-601-6625 ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GRAND CONCERT GUITAR,FISHMAN PREAMP$85 352-601-6625 KIMBALLORGAN In good working order some computerized functions $30 call 352-257-3870 FLORALWALLPAPER 3 DOUBLE ROLLS $25 PREPASTED 165SQ FTE-MAILPHOTO INVERNESS 419-5981 Liberation by American Standard Walk-In Bath Dont Struggle Getting Out Of A Normal Bathtub. Stay in your home longer, safely, independently. Liberation Walk-In Baths Commended by the Arthritis Foundation. Best Lifetime Warranty in the industry. Hydrotherapy, Chromatherapy, Aromatherapy no extra cost. Installation Included! Get $1,000 Off -Call Toll-Free Today 1-866-583-1432. PFALTZGRAF AMALFI STONEWARE Service for 12 w/ serving pcs. $100 513-4614 TOASTER OVEN, COFFEE MAKER & ELECTRIC MIXER $25 352-613-0529 ELECTRIC TREADMILL ALLELECTRONICS WORK GREAT. SELDOM USED. ONLY 185.00 352-464-0316 SHOES very high heels, size 8, pewter with silver studs, new, ($10) 352-613-7493 VINTAGE LONDON FOG Rain Coat excellent condition $40 call 352-257-3870 BROTHER FAX COPIER SCANNER WITH MANUALONLY35.00 464 0316 (1) ALUMINUM DOUBLE PANE WINDOW measures 71high x 35wide $30 call 352-257-3870 4 WOODEN BOXES $20 FOR GARAGE/WORKSHOP 2 SIZES INVERNESS 419-5981 23 UNFINISHED WOOD FORMS $20 HEARTS/ANIMALS PAINTDECORATE 419-5981 20 WhirlybirdDriveway Cleaner $200. obo 352-302-8265 225/75R -16 Goodyear light truck tire GREATSHAPE ONLY$50 352-464-0316 7-5 GALLON METAL OLD FUELCANS WITH SPOUTS ALLFOR $80.00 464-0316 AIRLINE DOG CARRIER Small Dog carrier by Pet Paws. 10H x 11W x 19L. $15.00 Ruth 352-382-1000 APPLIANCES, like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 Blue Glass Ware $150. 10 Deviled Egg Strays $50. (352) 795-7254 Chandelier $50 Garment Steamer Rowenta 1500 $50. (352) 563-2706 DENON STEREO RECEIVER AM/FM PRECISION AUDIO RECEIVER. FIRST 100.00. 464-0316 DISHES Prestige fine china, spring pattern, service/8 plus and serving pcs. $25.00 352-422-1309 FLOOR LAMPwith 18 watt OTTLight for crafts & sewing. $179.00 New. Sell for $50.. 352-628-3585 Florida Jumbo Shrimp 15ct@ $5/lb, FRESH Gulf Grouper @ $7/lb delivered 352-897-5001 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$75 352-464-0316 HARMAN KARDEN DIGITALSYNTHESIZED QUARTZ AM/FM RECEIVER FIRST 100.00 464-0316 Home Generator 6.5 kw, Briggs & Stratton, will run entire house except central air. runs great! $400. (352) 613-5522 HONDA ENGINES Straight shaft, 15 hsp w/elec. starter, runs good $450. 10 hsp, bored out to 30 hsp, $475. 352-637-4791 or 352-419-2915 MICROSCOPE with accessories $75 352-628-0221 Regulation Bathtub Opaque, Glass Shower Sliding Doors Like New $200. (352) 527-9395 Sears Heavy Duty Propane Gas Dryer $75. Toro Push Mower 5hsp, 21 cut $60. (352) 507-1490 Tall Metal Pet Gate fits 36 door, Paid $90 Asking $50.Walnut Wood Pet Gate Fits 36 door Pd $110. Asking $50 352-563-2706 INVERNESS BIG MOVING SALE CALL (352) 637-4791 LECANTOPalm Terrace Mobile Home Park COMMUNITY SALE SAT. 8th 8AM-3PM 3260 W. Kevin Lane LECANTOSAT ONLY, 8a to 2p 3325 W. Southern St. LECANTOSaturday 9am 2280 W Middle Lane PINE RIDGESAT 8:00a-12:00p tools, hardware, household & furniture 5447 W. Comstock Pl. PINE RIDGESAT ONLY, 3/8, 8a -1p 4230 N Saddletree Dr. American Trading Post Has been Hired to LiquidateSUGARMILL WOODS25 Grass St. Oak VillageWHOLE HOUSE EST A TE SALE SAT 8am to 4pm High End furniture, large sewing & craft room full of supplies, tools, collectibles, teapot collection, outdoor furniture etc....NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS Beverly HillsBy Appt. Only: Entir e Estate Items pls call (352) 302-6764 DUDLEYS AUCTION Thur 3-6 Estate Adventure Auction 3:pm outside treasures, tools, furniture++ 6:pm inside CONTENTS OF GIFT SHOP Estate & Designer furniture, LOTS of books, Antiques Fri & Sat 8-3pm Estate Sale 219 W Thistle Beverly Hills FL 34465 furniture, books, tools, collectibles 4 electric guitars & Mirrocraft 17 Boat with 85HP Merc. ********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 HOMOSASSA SMWFri. & Sat. 8am-1pm ESTATE SALE 2 Speceberry Ct South furn., art, wheel chairs, recumbent bikes, ETC. PINE RIDGE ESTATE SALE orig. sale rained out Today 8am-3pm 5156 W Chippewa Dr Beautiful Leather Seminoles Jacket embroidered Logo not iron-on pd $299 pics avail $100 OBO (352)446-9620 DRESS perfect for prom, never worn, tags still on, red & black, large ($35) 352-613-7493 MENS CLOTHING 3 CASUALPANTS SIZE 36X30 & 2 CASUAL SHIRTS $20 352-613-0529 Seminoles Jerseys [2 available] sizes 18/20 only worn once paid $35 asking $15 OBO (352)446-9620 BEVERLYHILLSFri-Sat-Sun 8am-? Furn, tools,and more! 60 S. Harrison St. FLORALCITYMOONRISE RESORT COMMUNITYSALE Sat., Mar. 8, 8am-? Rain Date Mar. 15th Old Floral City Rd. FLORALCITYWithlapopka Community Center 11104 E. Founder Dr SAT ONLYMarch 8, 8am to 2pm HUGE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Plant Sale, Book Sale Bake Sale, Pancake Breakfast 8a to 10a Hot Dogs& Brats11a to 2p, cold drinks avail American Legion Aux Sale Here For info Call Mary @ 352-344-2460 HERNANDO3660 E Eagle Trail 5 Family Garage sale with a Business Liquidation sale from a Spice Store and accessories Must see all that is being sold at rock bottom prices Friday March 7 thru Sunday March 9 From 8am-5pm HOMOSASSAFri. & Sat. 8am-2pm Multi Unit Sale Furniture, Jewlry, Clothes, Craftsman Band saw, Eng. Stand Wallpaper & MORE Crosby Sq. Storage 6411 S. Tex Point., Across from Howards Flea Market, Follow Pink Signs HOMOSASSASat 3/8 8a-2p 2760 S Woodbine Ave HomosassaSAT Only 8 til ? HUGE SALE! 1852 S Carriage Ter. HomosassaSA T ONL Y 3/8 8a to 4p fishing rod & reels, sewing machine w/cab, lots of Holiday decor, and MUCH more, All Must Go! 5850 W Allspice Pl HOMOSASSASaturday 8th, 9a-2p 4923 W. RYAN CT. HOMOSASSASunday 9am-6pm Items for ALL ages 4195 W Boxer Ct (end of Meadow) INVERNESSFri, Sat 8a to 2:30p TWO F AMIL Y SALE 2599 E Center St. INVERNESSFri. & Sat. 8a-4p 7605 E. BROYHILL PL. Combining two housholds, Furniture, sm. appls home decor, Xmas, ETC. Priced to Sell INVERNESSMoving Sale. Sat. Only 8a-4p Furn. & lots of misc. 173 N. West Ave. Off Croft Ave. INVERNESSThurs, Fri, & Sat 8a-4pBIG MOVING SALE Everything must go! 1375 N Toro Dr INVERNESSVeterans Yard Sale Our Lady of Fatima Church Saturday 7:30a-1:30p 550 US HWY41 S. Call 352-400-8952 for vendor space, $10 Please Bring ACan Good to help feed veterans LECANTO MOVING SALESat. Only 9a to 2p lawn tools, electric wheelbarrel, hand tools, china,silverware,art prints, lg asst. of garden pots& more 5512 W. Hunters Ridge Circle, Crystal Oaks LOVE SEAT Broyhill, Green, like new. No pets or smoking. Exc Cond! $225. (352) 746-2329 Oak Dining Room Set inc. ext. leaf 4 highback chairs, beautiful hutch w. beveled glass doors, $300.set obo Dinette Set 4 padded chairs w/coaster wheels $225. obo, can text photos (352) 220-2037 SOFA Bassett, floral and rattan, like new. Coffee & End Table. All for $250 (352) 794-3693 SOFABlue and white plaid. $50. (352)637-1857. Sofa, Love seat, Coffee table, matching recliner, printed material w/ some wicker excellent condition $400. (352) 341-4406 Solid Wild Cherry Buffet, natural finish, 16W x 40Lx 40H glass doors, Amish made, beautiful! $200. (352) 860-0124 TEAK QUEEN BEDROOM SETPlatform bed with attached night stands, mattress, 6 drawer dresser and mirror. Gently used. $499 352-527-2874 TRADE IN MATTRESS SETS FOR SALE Starting at $50. King, Queen, Full, Twin Very good condition 352-621-4500 TRADITIONALSOFA AND LOVE SEATblues and brown needs cleaning $25 Call 352-257-3870 TV STAND ON WHEELS 24H X 28W MEDIUM COLOR $20 352-613-0529 WHITE METAL BAKERS/WINE RACK with a wood top like new $45 352-257-3870 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Rock, Mulch Hauling & Tractor Work 352-341-2019, 201-5147 LAWNMOWER Sears Craftsman self-propelled with rear bagger. $50 352-322-1160 Toro 3spd self propelled Mulching Mower $100.Sears Push Mower mulch or discharge,like new $100. (352) 507-1490 BEVERLYHILLS302 So. Linclon Ave Moving sale. March 8th. Alittle bit of everything. CRYSTALRIVER MEADOWCRESTCommunity Yard Sale March 8th 8am-1p in Winn-Dixie Parking Lot/Hwy. 44. CRYSTAL RIVERNature Coast MinistriesMoving Sale 50% OFF Furn* Medical Eq* W all Art*Appliances* TVs*Toys*Games* Baskets*Boutique* Sport Gds* Glassware FILLABAG SALE clothing,shoes,books $3 Plastic Bag; $5 Paper Bag 999 NE 5th ST -44 E Next to Race Trac 352-563-1860 10a-4p Mon-Sat Volunteers needed for new Location Apply at 5th St Loc. CRYSTAL RIVERSAT 9am-3pm movies, hshld goods, lots more! No Early Birds 970 N. Fox Meadow FLORAL CITYBIG SALE, Fri. & Sat. Mon thru Fri. Furn., tools, household, elec. cart, make offer. Penbrook Ln
C10SATURDAY,MARCH8,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 000HHE1 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 3/9 12-4PMPlantation Realty, Inc.Contact Kristi Bortz for more information (352) 228-950511102 COVE HARBOR DRIVE Dont miss your chance to see a beautiful waterfront condo in the Pelican Cove Community! 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is partially updated and move-in ready! Comes with boat slip and lift. Only $184,500.000HL3Y FORDReduced price for a well maintained Taurus SE, Looks & drives great $3,200 firm w/ 141k hwy mi. Shown on appointmnt. (352) 422-1798 HONDA2013 Civic LX, Priced to sell, Serious callers only 352-628-9444 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Transmission Repair & FinanceCONSIGNMENT USA US 19 CR 461-4518 VW Passatt2010, 28k mi, many options, like new $14,500 (352) 344-4157 2004 SSR5.3 L, Magnaflow super charger, and exhaust 18k miles, $26,500 call 207-546-6551 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I MERCEDES BENZ1978, 450 SL, Convert. Roadster w/two tops excel. cond. 84k mi. $13k obo 352-464-3187 CHEVROLET2002, Cavalier 4 Door, $4,250. 352-341-0018 CHEVROLET2004, S10 Crew Cab, 4 x 4, $7,995. 352-341-0018 DODGE 2006 SLT, Quad Cab; 5th wheel hitch. 88k miles, $14,900 Franks (352) 726-2494 FORD2013, F150 V6, Stand Cab. Trlr tow pkg, Cust. bed liner & cover. Much Mor e only 1,800 miles. $23,800 352-419-5771 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 FORD09, Edge 57K miles all pwr. loaded, 2 tone interior $15,000 firm. (352) 201-1866 Serious Inquiries Only Selling/Health reasons HONDA2007, Element, Hard to find, cold A/C, runs great, Must See, Call (352) 628-4600 SUZUKI2007, Vitara 4 WD, V6, $7,950. 352-341-0018 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 Harley Davidson2009 Electra Glide Classic, black, 9300 mi, lowered, pristine, illness causes sale, $13950, 352-270-8019 HARLEY-DAVIDSO N2003 FLHTC Electra Glide Classic 100th Anniversary. Black & Lots of Chrome. 24K miles. $10,500. Call Cell: 814 282-0184 HONDA2013 Honda Scooter PCX 150 Red, Great Cond. $3500 OBO 352-422-8601 KAWASAKI2000 ZRX 1100 12,700 mi. GREAT BIKE! $3700. 352-322-1160 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ Audi A6Quattro, white, clean car fax, absolutely new 114k miles Ford Explorer, Red, 3rd Row Seat Extra clean $4,995. Suzuki Forenza Gas Saver, Red, $5,995. GMC Jimmy White, $2,995 CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Dodge Caravan 97k miles, $5195 Ford Focus 121k miles, $3595 Dodge Neon SXT 102k miles, $3395 Dodge Utility Truck $6895 Everything Motors 7039 W Grover Cleveland Blvd Homosassa, Fl 352-503-9969 BUICK2002 LeSabre 38,000 mi, Exc Cond, $6900 (352) 527-9509 BUICK99 Century Custom Green, 59k mi. garaged, runs great! $3000.(352) 270-3909 Buy Here/Pay Here Ford Taurus $1500 Cash Chevy S-10 Cust. $1800 Cash Dodge Neon $2700 Cash Chevy Cavalier $2900 Olds Silhouette $2700 CALL 352-563-1902 1675 S Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, Fl CHEVROLET2000, Camaro 5 speed $3,995. 352-341-0018 CHEVROLET2003, Monte Carlo LS, $5,995 352-341-0018 CHEVY2008, Cobalt, 2 DR, automatic, power windows, power locks, cold A/C, Call for Appointment 352-628-4600 CHRYSLER01 PT CRUISER, good cond. 90k mi. $2600. obo (352) 249-7451 CHRYSLER2002 Sebring green convertible, looks and runs great,cold air. $2000.00 352-364-2375 CHRYSLER SPORTS CAR2005 Crossfire Yellow convertible w/black top, auto trans, excellent condition, 45k,built in Germany w/Mercedes V6 engine $14,000 OBO (352) 563-5150 FORD2004, Mustang, Looking for a sports car? Here it is, 6 cyl. automatic, appointment Only Call 352-628-4600 GOLF COURSE LOT in Terra Vista on Red Sox Path. $47,500.Call Ray 352-638-0905 4 ADJOINING LOTS 1 Acre MOL,Close to Town Gospel Island Gunn Ct.$12,700. Make Offer(352) 726-2038 or (352) 613-4958 Inverness 80 x 100 private lot, High, Dry convenient location quiet residential area $5,000. obo (352) 476-8310, Owner PINE RIDGE1 ACRE By Owner, build ready, no fill, $26,900 (352) 249-7812 PARADISE! OZELLO! Ideal for Fisher persons -seafood lovers Middle of Fl. State Preserve. Minutes for Gulf. $39,000, 727-733-0583 WATERFRONT LOT Riverhaven at end of Mystic Pt One lot off of main Homosassa Riv. Approx 100 ft on water. All utilities $165,000. 352-634-1171 ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** ALUMINUM BOAT10Long, Good Cond. Easy to load. Light weight. + trolling mtr. $300. (678) 617-5560 COBIA200017.5 Ft., 100H, Yam., 4 strk, Great Shape $5,700, 813-244-3945 352-634-4768 LOGIC2001 15 Center Console 40 H.P. Yamaha,Galv.trailer, Bimini top,less than 12 hours. You can not tell this boat is not brand new. $5700. (352)563-0133 or (352)302-9159 LOWE20 PONTOON, 60hp Merc, new cover, + full canvas camper encl. askg. $6250. obo lv msg (352) 795-8792 Sea Eagledeluxe inflatable twin Pontoon -fishing boat, fits in car trunk, 12 fully equipped w/motor, used once like new $2700. value asking $1450. 630-337-3999 Sportscraft 8827 Coastal Fisherman, cabin cruiser, $7,995 813-244-3945 352-634-4768 VISION BASS1991. 18.5 W 175 hp Johnson. Great Cond. Well Maintained. $5500. (352)419-5560 WE HA VE BOA TS GULF TO LK MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats **(352)527-0555** boatsupercenter.com ALLEGRO BAY, 37 DB, 25K miles Freight Liner, Loaded $69,995. obo 352-795-7820 THOR CHALLENGER, 2012, model 37KT, 11,000 mi. $108,000. 352-586-2562 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 WINNEBAGO, Journey, 36 SG, excel. cond 300 Cum., Non smoke, no pets 22K mi, tow veh. avail $98K, 352-598-5616 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. Autos, Trucks, SUVs & Vans -Cash Pd Larrys Auto Sales 352-564-8333 Tony PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619ILL TAKE NEW LISTINGS BUYING OR SELLING TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant tpauelsen@ hotmail.com Heres Your Chance T O OWN Mini Farms ,Silver Leaf Rd, Dunnellon 10 acres Total $59,000 5 Acre Tracks $39,000 Owner Financing $10,000 Down, 10 yrs @ 6 percent Call: Jack Lemieux Cell (305) 607-7886 Realty USAINC 407-599-5000 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Desperately Need Rentals Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com 528 SW 1st Court 3 bedrm., 2-1/2 bath Exciting opportunity to live on Paradise Isles in the heart of Crystal River, Florida with two sided deep, crystal clear water and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Located across from a 57 acre wilderness preserve and a manatee sanctuary. Watch the dolphins and manatees play in your own back yard. Paddle board, kayak, See Doo, boating and water skiing to your hearts content. This half acre property has 2 docks, one with a 10,000 pound lift and 220 foot sea wall. This beautiful 3,2 home has granite counter tops, 2 fire places, 2 car garage, hurricane windows and doors, panoramic water view, sunrise and citrus fruit trees. Enjoy low utilities with hot water on demand and water to air AC. This property wont last, priced to sell at $585,000. Owner will finance part. 1(352)795-7400 Floral City 2bd/1ba Mobile on Lake Tsala Apopka, 1 lot from main lake, exc. cond. boat dock/covered boat slip, $59k (352) 423-0289 INVERNESS, 2BR/1BA Carport. Fl. Rm., Open Lake Completely Remodeled Inside & Out, 1 mile from town $125.000,352-422-4749 LAKE ROUSSEAU Fishing-Nature Lovers 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 Your High-Tech Citrus County RealtorROD KENNER352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TO www. BestNatur eCoast Pr operties.com To view my properties ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2.5 ACRES ,March 20, 10amEd Messer, Broker messersales.com Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listed. Still great values out there. Call for foreclosure lists Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-Cell 352-419-6880-Office BETTY J. POWELLRealtorYour Success is my goal.. Making Friends along the way is my reward !BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME 352-422-6417bjpowell@ netscape.com ERA American Realty & Investments Buying or Selling, its time to make your move!Coleen Fatone-Anderson Realtor Cell:(352) 476-8579email: Cfatone@tampabay.r r .com ERA American Realty & Investments I NEED HOMES TO SELLDEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com LaWanda WattTHE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ** NOW IS A GREA T TIME T O LIST YOUR HOME CALLLAWANDA FOR AFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKET ANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ century21.com Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 2 block homes side by side. 1/1, rented $450 each TAW. Good Cond. Quite Loc. $70,000 for both.Call Kevin (603) 498-5124 Attractive 2 Bd/2BA Home near library. please call for details By Owner, asking $84,900. No calls after 9pm (352) 746-3919 Laurel Ridge ,3/2/2+ in Beautiful Twisted Oaks Golf Comm.(with club house & pool.) 1754 SF of AC living area. LR, DR & Kit w/ pantry & nook. MBR has 2 closets(1 walk in). Entry closet. 352-464-4639 Beautiful home you are looking for! 4 bedroom. 2 bath, 2 car garage in gated community large 14K sq. ft. lot, custom pool many upgrades. 3300 sq. ft.Can email info.For Sale by Owner NO brokers please! 352-601-6942 352-513-4463 Crystal Glen 4/2/2 on corner landscaped lot. Salt pool w/heater and lanai, under roof with kit area. $159,900 410-804-1454 no brokers please Citrus Hills 3/2/2 Great open floor plan. Liv. room has stone FP & wd floors. Caged Pool (352) 746-6552 Great Starter Home S. Little John Ave. Inverness 2/2 Single Family Attached Garage Lease or Cash Call For Deatails 877-500-9517 Point of Woods, Inverness 3/2, new roof, encl. porch, (352) 726-7367 Pritchard Island Community, access to pool w/tennis court, close to downtown Inverness, 1 owner, 2BD/2BA/2CG $125k By owner, Call. (352) 726-0044 For Sale By Owner 3/2 w/ Pool, Crystal River Near Plantation Golf Course Call for Appt. (954) 547-5722 Cell $89,900. TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 firstname.lastname@example.org When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! HOMOSASSA4/2, BLOCK HOME, MOTHER IN LAW APT. decking, 1/4 ac, fenced, lots of privacy $65,000 (305) 619-0282, Cell SECLUDED 3BR/2BA 1653 sf, 2 car CP, 2 story barn. Includes acre buildable lot. $99,900 or reasonable offer 352-613-2289 Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. Condo for SaleSugarmill Woods 2/2, 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street607-538-9351 Spacious 2/2/1 with New roof, AC,& windows, Inclds all Kit appliances. Sunroom overlooking Greenbelt. Inside utility rm. $85,000 352-422-3256 Citrus HillsBrentwoodTownhome 2bd.w/garage,w/club membership, furn. or unfurn. 352-302-7559 HOMOSASSA2/1CHA,No pets $550. mo., 1st + sec (352) 628-4210 Sugar Mill Woods3/2/2 2500+ SF 99 Oak Village Blvd $925/mo 352-584-5983 HERNANDOWatsons Fish Camp 55+ Rental Community (352) 726-2225 Wanted :Furn house on/near horse trail w/ horse accomdations From Dec -Apr (352) 249-7498 INVERNESS6,000 sq ft Warehouse Space, for Rent, 1 blk. North of court house 352-634-5232 Wanted :Furn house on/near horse trail w/ horse accomdations From Dec -Apr (352) 249-7498 DEBTHOMPSON One call away for your buying and selling needs. Realtor that you can refer to your family and friends. Service with a smile seven days a week. Parsley Real Estate Deb Thompson 352-634-2656 email@example.com and debthomp son.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 FOR RENT 3200 Sq. Ft. COMMERCIAL BLDG Large Paved Parking Lot, Cent. Heat/Air Open Floor Plan 1305 Hwy 486 ** 352-584-9496/464-2514 BEVERLY HILLS Sandy Oaks 55+ PK 2BD, 2 BA, Open House Sat & Sun,11-2p completely remode., new Kit. & new appls, Fl. Rm. Lot Rent $274 inclds, wtr sewer & trash, Pool/ Clubhouse $37,500 (352-322-8941 Melody Park, Inverness 2 bd 1-1/2 bath. 12x64 with 12x22 Fl room. $3,800. obo 727-808-6000 WESTWIND VILLAGE 55+ Rent or Bu y $8,000 & Up Dble. Wd. Needs work $4,500. Mon Fri. 8:30 1 1 am Call for Appointment (352) 628-2090 MOBILE HOME LOTS Owner Financing. Has Well, Septic, Impact Fees already pd. Simply move your MH on! $0 Down Payment $135 per month. Call (352) 302-8374 RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368000HL6T $850 & UNDER 9218 N. Satinwood Terr.3/2/2, 1254 sq. ft. 7149 W. Crestview Ln.2/2/1 984 sq. ft.7416 W. Kendale Ct.3/2, D/W on an Acre$650 & UNDER 4 Utah St.2/2, 992 sq. ft.59 S. Tyler St.2/1, 936 sq. ft.1063 N. Commerce Terr.2/1 apt. 820 sq. ft.8469 W. Drew Ct.2/2, M/H on Canal w/Boat Dock For More Listings Go To www.CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. Sec $450 Near Town 563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 CRYSTALRIVER2 bedroom. 1 bath. Large apt with washer dryer hook, large yard, patio and garage in quiet neighborhood Stewart 813-927-4647 Kelly 813-927-0525 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge 2/2, clean, quiet incl. water, CHA, $600. mo. 352-563-2114, 352-257-6461 HOMOSASSA2/1 Pool Garb., maint. Incl., peaceful No pets, $600. plus mo. 352-628-6700 PELICAN BAY APARTMENTS2 & 3BR APT HOMES Handicap Unit Available Carpet, Appliances, Central Heat & Air Rental assistance available to qualified applicants Monthly rent starting at $686 plus utilities FOR RENTAL INFO. & APPLICATION 9826 West Arms Dr. Crystal River, 352-795-7793 TDD#1-800-955-8771 Mon-Fri., 9:00-5:00P Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer FOR RENT 3200 Sq. Ft. COMMERCIAL BLDG Large Paved Parking Lot, Cent. Heat/Air Open Floor Plan 1305 Hw 486 Hernando 352-584-9496/464-2514 INVERNESSOffice Space for Rent, 1 blk. North of court house. 352-634-5232 CITRUS HILLS2/2, Furn. Long or Shrt Term 352-527-8002, or 352-476-4242 CITRUS HILLSFully Furn. or Unfurn. 2/2, 2nd Fl Condo, w/ carport. Avail. April 1 $850., (352) 201-7229 Crystal River2/2/1.5 Meadowcrest new paint,wd, ss app tile (630) 453-8178 HOMOSSASSA2/1 Lrg. yrd, renovated, Miss Maggie, 1st, last & Sec. $700.00/mo.+ Elec. Wash/Dry Room. Call aft 5pm 954-325-7431,or Text HERNANDOWatsons Fish Camp 55+ Rental Community (352) 726-2225 BEVERLY HILLS2 Pos. 3BR, 2BA, $600. mo. (352) 465-5777 BEVERLYHILLS3/2/2, Huge House $800. 352-464-2514 DUNNELLON/4882/2, extra clean, cprt & shed, part. fenced, new carpet & paint $550/mo. + Dep (352) 795-6970 FLORALCITYRENTTO OWN 3/2 DW on canal to lakes & rivers, new appl & carpet. $4000 down, $400/mo 352-726-9369 LECANTO5225 Shaker Pl 2/2 DW $575. Nice, 464-0999 1982 SW Mobile Home Great Shape, 15K Delivered to your property. Will not last!! 727-967-4230 Bad Credit? Heres your chance! Repos available in your area! Financing A vailable (352) 795-1272 Mobile Home Crystal River Fl. 2 BD., 2BA, Audult Park All furniture, carport for 3 cars, Lg. screended patio, Dishwasher, All appliances, shed, Remodeled Bathroom Drastically Reduced (352) 794-6316 Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John L yons @ 800 622 2832 ext 210 for det ails Rent to Own Owner Financing on used/repo/new Manufactured Homes 352-795-2377 FLORALCITY 3/2+AC, treed lot, DOCK, garage, very nice, $91,900 716-807-8847 3/2/1 DW MH acre corner lot exc. cond. open floor plan, laundry room, all appl, lg scn porch, fenced,3 carports, shed, Homosassa, $51k 352-410-1072 4/3, 32x80, w/ 2 master suites in Homosassa. 2006 MH, Must See!! Owner Financing Avail Ready to move in (352) 795-1272 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan, porch/sheds on 1.5 Acres 727-967-4230 COUNTR Y LIVING IN LECANT O $42,500 Dbwd, 3bd/2ba, acre NEW c/heat/air & carpet handi cap ramp nicely furn, move -in cond! No Owner Finance (352) 621-3929 Hernando DW, MH 3 BR w/walk-in closets Roof over, single car garg, chain link fence $39,999 Will take RV in Trade; 352-726-2494 Homosassa 2br/2ba on approx 1 acre. New bathrooms, lg screened porch, dead end rd. $42,000. 352-302-1383 No owner Financing Homosassa Huge Quad 3160 Sq Ft, 4br/3ba on 1.89 ac. Too many options to list, Must see/Beautiful (352) 795-1272 West Chassahowitzka St. 2BD, 2BA, Mobile Detached Garage Scrn. porch, lease or Sale, call for details 877-499-8065 1989 Palm Harbor DW in 55+ Park, 60 units in park, incl. most furn. Rent $408/mo incl water, sewer, trash, must sell $15,000 (352) 344-5172 2Br, 1Ba in 55+ Park carport, shed, wshop, scrned Patio, In great shape, fully furn. Asking $15k, $225/mo lot rent. 352-419-4428 AWESOME DEALS Financing Available $500/dn 2/1 carport/rf. over Storage shed, $6,500 furn, 55+ park, clean quiet, move in ready 780 S Suncoast Blvd Homo.352-220-2077 AWESOME DEALS Financing Available $500/dn 2/1 carport/rf. over Storage shed, $6,500 furn, 55+ park, clean quiet, move in ready 780 S Suncoast Blvd Homo.352-220-2077 Beautiful Triple Wide In Gated Community with Drywall. 2000+ SF Must See-will owner finance. MUST SELL 727-967-4230 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
CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, MARCH8, 2014 C11 000HKF8 SIGN RIDE AND THE EVENT 2014 FOCUS $229 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. 2014 FIESTA $229 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. 2014 FUSION $279 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. 2014 EDGE $329 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. 2014 ESCAPE $279 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. 2014 EXPLORER $339 mo. 36 Month Lease $0 Down Payment $0 Due at Signing $0 1st Months Payment Security deposit waived. Does not include tax, tag & title fees. **Plus tax, tag, title and administrative fee of $399. W.A.C. See dealer for additional details. Dea ler is not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Not al l buyer will qualify for Ford Credit financing. 0% APR financing for 36 months at $16.67 per $1,000 financed regardless of do wn payment. (PGM #20476). For all offers, take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 03/31/14. SALE HOURS: Mon-Fri: 8-7 Sat: 8:30 5:00 Hwy. 44 W. Inverness 726-1231 www.nicknicholasford.com GENUINE PARTS. GENUINE SERVICE. GENUINE PEACE OF MIND. S EE O UR E NTIRE I NVENTORY AT : nicknicholasford.com Ocala Inverness Brooksville Spring Hill Homosass a Springs Crystal River Inglis Dunnellon 486 Hwy 44 Hwy. 41 Hwy. 98 Hwy. 50 US 19 Hwy 490 Hwy 20 0 Nick Nicholas Ford Nick Nicholas Floral City Hwy 491 Beverly Hills Brad Hill Salesperson of the Month USED INVENTORY BLOWOUT SALE LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR 2008 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS ONE FINE AUTO. N3T485A SALE PRICE $10,900 2009 FORD FOCUS SEL LOW MILEAGE & GREAT GAS MILEAGE. NP5903A SALE PRICE $11,500 2010 MERCURY MILAN LOW PAYMENT CAR. NP5937 SALE PRICE $12,800 2010 FORD FOCUS SES EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE. N3T319B SALE PRICE $12,900 2011 FORD FOCUS SE GREAT ECONOMY. NP5897 SALE PRICE $13,500 2012 FORD FOCUS S ONLY 19K MILES. N3T440E SALE PRICE $13,500 2005 NEW VISION SPORTSTER TOY HAULER. N3T247D SALE PRICE $15,500 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT ONLY 8K MILES. N3T399N SALE PRICE $18,500 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT ONLY 22K MILES. NP5923A SALE PRICE $18,500 2010 LINCOLN MKZ BLOW OUT PRICE. NP5932 SALE PRICE $18,500 2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID HYBRID EFFECIENT. NP5920 SALE PRICE $18,800 2010 CADILLAC CTS COME SEE THIS ONE. NP5939 SALE PRICE $20,900 2012 LINCOLN MKZ ONLY 22K MILES. NP5916 SALE PRICE $21,900 2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED GREAT CROSSOVER. N4T053A SALE PRICE $22,500 2010 LINCOLN MKX ONLY 35K MILES. NP5928 SALE PRICE $23,500 2010 FORD EDGE AWD SEL ONLY 34K MILES. NP5915 SALE PRICE $23,500 2009 FORD EXPLORER XLT SPORT TRAC HARD TO FIND. NP5929 SALE PRICE $22,900 2013 FORD FUSION SE ONLY 6K MILES. N3C235A SALE PRICE $24,900 2011 FORD EDGE LIMITED ONLY 20K MILES. N3T531A SALE PRICE $25,400 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 4X4 CREW CAB 4 WHEEL FUN. N3T198A SALE PRICE $26,900 $ 0 DOWN PAYMENT $ 0 1 ST MONTHS PAYMENT $ 0 DUE AT SIGNING Learn Why Ford Is Americas Favorite Brand See Dealer For Complete Details. NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITY
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