Citrus County chronicle
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Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Language: English
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla
Creation Date: May 10, 2009
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Teachers get an incomplete

Forest Ridge Elementary School third-grade teacher Jennifer Jabo works Wednesday morning with Eduardo Heard, Kalista Jocelyn and Joshua
Ingalls on a physical science project. Jabo's annual contract with the school district was not renewed for the 2009-10 school year.

Top-rated teacher

looking for answers

Ask her students.
Jennifer Jabo's third-grade classroom is
full of exciting learning opportunities.
"She's very nice and I think she's the best
teacher," said Forest Ridge Elementary
third-grader Hamlet Felix. "She always has
stuff for us, like little surprises."
Jabo's third-graders have stimulating
stories to tell of from the time they saw
baby manatees on a field trip to their
"cool" classroom science projects.
"She has a nurturing student-centered
classroom environment, where the stu-
dents become the teachers and Mrs. Jabo
is their biggest cheerleader," Forest Ridge

Reasons why annual contracts

were not renewed unclear


Jennifer Jabo is a nationally board-certi-
fled teacher and a Bright House Networks
2009 national Star Teacher She's the
third-grade team leader and a mentor at Forest
Ridge Elementary School.
She holds a professional certificate in ele-
mentary education, with an English for Speak-
ers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement
and a master of arts degree in teaching. ,
Jabo's principal, Donnie Brown, thinks the
world of her.
"She is a young, innovative teacher who in-
spires her students to dream big," Brown wrote
in nominating Jabo for Gov. Charlie Crist's His-
panic Heritage Month Excellence in Education

Jabo's students excel and her track record is
But for reasons unclear, Jabo is out of a job.
Because Jabo has three years' experience in
the Citrus County School District, she works on
an annual contract basis. The district could opt
to not renew her contract without explanation.
That's exactly what top administrators did to
Jabo and 39 other teachers who have three
years or less experience in Citrus County and
therefore work on annual contracts.
' Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam"
Himmel said principals who recommend
against renewing contracts know what they're
'They make the best recommendations that
are the best fit for their school and kids'
needs," Himmel said.

The Citrus County School
District did not renew the an-
nual contracts of 40 teachers.
A review of personnel files in-
cludes these examples:
* An elementary school re-
source teacher with seven
years in the district moved
to Marion County for one
year, then reapplied, in Cit-
rus. She was hired last year
to teach at Forest Ridge Ele-
mentary. Principal Donnie
Brown recommended the
teacher's contract not be re-
newed. Instead, the district
offered her another contract
for this year at the same,
school but with the same re-
sult. The teacher's contract
is not being renewed.
* Parents of a pupil attending
Pleasant Grove Elementary
School wrote a note to the
principal. Referring to their
son's teacher, they wrote:
"My son loves her, we love
her and she is a hero to our
whole family." The teacher
has already landed a job at
another school in the dis-
* A first-grade teacher at
Lecanto Primary School
brought 22 years teaching
experience from Pennsylva-
nia and Palm Beach County.
His contract is not being re-
newed after three years
teaching in Citrus.
* Another teacher with 21
years' experience in Broward -
County was hired to teach
kindergarten at Forest Ridge
Elementary for the 2006-07
school year. Teretta Charles,
then the Forest Ridge princi-
pal, recommended in March
2007 the teacher's contract
not be renewed "due to reor-
ganization of staff." Charles
wrote a letter of recommen-
dation for the teacher, who
was then hired at Citrus
Springs Elementary. Again,
last year, the teacher's con-
tract was not renewed due
to reduction in staff, but she
was hired at Rock Crusher
Elementary. Again this year,
her contract is not being re-
-Compiled by Mike Wright

'Her kids are her life'

Mom honoredfor giving back


Mother's Day came four
days early for Clara Rad-
Three of her six children,
flowers and presents in
hand, walked through the
doors Thursday of Kentucky
Fried Chicken in Crystal
River, where Clara, 65, has
worked for more than eight
Crystal River resident
Ray Radford, 45, explained
to his confused-looking
mother the he nominated
her to be featured in a
Chronicle story for Mother's
Day. Immediately, Clara's
eyes filled with tears.
Overwhelmed with emo-
tion and in slight disbelief,
she tightly hugged Ray, her
daughter, Citrus Springs res-
ident Barbara Powers, 44,

and her son, Crystal River
resident Mike Radford, 40.
Her youngest son, Christo-
Spher Radford, 30, was not in
"She's al- 0 Inside: For
ways been tent celebr
about the ers and M(
kids." Ray please see
said. "She's
never turned her back on us.
She's always been there."
Life has been full of finan-
cial struggle and emotional
hardship for Clara. Over the
years, she lost two of her
children, Kelly Radford,
who would have been 43 this
year, and Karen Brouillette,
who would have been 42. In
2002. her husband died four
days before their 40th wed-
ding anniversary.
Clara's children said sfor
as long as they can remem-
ber, he's worked extremely
hard to provide for them.
She's someone who would
live without necessities just


to make sure her children,
no matter what age, have
what they need; someone
who would give her last dol-
lar to her children for gas
money and then walk in-
stead of drive - but would
never say a
more con- thing.
eating moth- "A mother's
others' Day, love goes a
e Page C1. long way."
Clara said.
Clara's children de-
scribed her as "irreplace-
able, miraculous, awesome.
out of this world and beauti-
"Her kids are her life,"
Barbara said.
Clara said although her
children are adults, she is
still protective of them and
worries about their well-
being. A mother's job never
ends, Clara explained.
"It's the greatest thing in
the world and it is the hard-
est job in the world," Clara
said. "I love my children."
"I love her more than life
itself," Barbara said.

Barbara Powers, right, kisses her mother, Clara Radford, Thursday during an early
Mother's Day surprise at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Crystal River.

Annie's Mailbox ............A16
Classifieds ................... D5
Crossword ........ ....... A16
Editorial ....................... C2
Horoscope .................. A16
Lottery Numbers ............ B4
Movies ...................A16
Obituaries ................... A6
Together......................... A15

Brehanna's burden
Forced into homelessness, a
9-year-old girl struggles to

Don't worry Jewel and Steve Lamb, owners
of Crystal Automotive, write an open letter to their
friends and customers regarding General Motors,
Chrysler, Crystal Automotive and the automobile
industry./Page A2

Boldly going Star Trek's Capt. James T.
Kirk was a renegade leader and a great boss. Learn
from his starship leadership-style./Page D1

NASCAR's-new drug
testing policy leads to
suspention./Page BI

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A U T 0 M 0 T I V E

An open letter to our friends and customers:

Thank you to all of our friends and customers for
placing your faith in Crystal when you purchased
your car:or truck from.us. We appreciate your

Our doors are open for business! We sell cars to
and maintain cars for our customers every day. Next
month, we celebrate our 25th anniversary here in
Citrus County. During that time, it has been our i
pleasure to serve you. In the past 25 years, we have
seen many ups and downs in our economy. Today,
we can soy with confidence that we've never felt
better about our future. We would like to share with-"
you some important facts regarding the state of the
automobile industry.

We want you to know the facts regarding your warranty. Your warranty is and will remain in force. It is
backed by the full faith of the United States government. Our President stated unequivocally that all warranties
for GM and Chrysler are backed by the federal government regardless of the outcome of current financial

The news you hear is not good. Daily, we hear and read negative headline grabbing stories. We live at a
time when the media. struggles to keepour attention, so the more sensational the story, the better it sells. Rarely
mentioned is the tremendous progress that is being made in restructuring two great American companies. Both
GM and Chrysler are remaking their companies in a fashion that will carry them for the next generation. At no
time has anyone seriously reported either company will stop building cars and trucks in America. In fact, they
are both restructuring themselves in a way to guarantee a future automobile industry in America.

Don't be confused asto what Chrysler bankruptcy means. On April 30, the President stated, "I don't
want anyone to be confused as to what a Chryslerbankruptcy means. This is not a.sign of weakness but one
more step on a clearly chartered path to Chrysler's revival. It will in no way interrupt the ability for you to buy
and service-a Chrysler. This is.a process that has he full backiiig of the United States government. Th&te ,io
doubt Chrysler will emerge from this process stronger and more competitive." As a part of a global alliance
with Fiat, Chrysler will gain additional technology to ensure its cars and trucks are both efficient and
environmentally friendly.

Current banking conditions are not as bad as the news reports. Banks have money to loan. We arrange
new and used car loans for our customers eVery day. Even for people with less then perfect credit, financing is
available. We continue to offer financing rates as low as zero percent on. many of our most popular models.
Used carfinancing' also remains robust, with attractive terms and rates. To ensure financing, the President
announced the merger of Chrysler Financial with GMAC. This federally sponsored merger will guarantee
financing is available to those that want it.

The current economic conditions are not as bad as stated daily in the press. Nationally, unemployment
is high and continues to get higher. But, did you know unemployment in Citrus County went down in March
according to the bureau of labor? Losing a job can be a life shattering event. But, better days are ahead with the
economic growth coming to Citrus County. We believe the worst is behind us. Together, as a nation, we will
recover. As a commrarity we will continue to grow and create new and better opportunities for us all. Our
collective fear, to a degree, is responsible for where we are. It is our collective hope that will pull us through.

If you are waiting for better times to purchase you don't have to wait any longer. The current
."recession will end just like every previous recession has ended. Why wait to enjoy driving that car or truck you
always wanted? Now is the best time in years to purchase. Low interest rates, generous factory incentives, and
comprehensive warranties make today the right time to buy. We invite you to visit a local dealership and see
for yourself. .

In life, things are never as bad or good as they seem. Times are tough, but tomorrow will be brighter. What you
see, hear or read is rarely the whole story. Look around and ask, "Are things as bad as everyone says, or do I
believe in the ability of our great nation to weather the current storm and emerge stronger for the struggle?"

Thanks again,

Steve & Jewel Lamb

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_____________________-- ~CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE

Around the

Chronicle hours change
for Mother's Day
Phone lines for the Citrus
County Chronicle Circulation
Department will be manned
from 7 to 10 a.m. today in ob-
servance of Mother's Day.
Group hosts free
Mother's Day lunch
Tuscany on the Meadows,
the new Church Without
Walls and St. Elizabeth Ann
Seaton Church will host a
Mother's Day lunch 2 p.m.
today at the Hemando Park.
The meal is free to any
mother visiting the picnic
pavilion. Mothers will also re-
ceive a free corsage. For in-
formation, callAnn Marie
Briercheck at 527-4100.
Photojournalist guest
at council meeting
The Citrus County Council
will host a special presenta-
tion by nature photojournalist
Eric Zamora starting at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 13, at Bev-
erly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic
Circle, Beverly Hills.
Zamora, whose presenta-
tion is titled "Life on the Edge:
The Story of Florida's Nature
Coast," has had photos pub-
lished in newspapers across
the country including USA
Today and the Miami Herald,
as well as National Geo-
graphic's online site. He is a
staff photographer at the
Florida Museum.of Natural
History in Gainesville.
The presentation, in con-
junction with the Citrus County
Council's general meeting, is
open to the public.
Upcoming Job Fair
on CFCC campus
Workforce Connection is
hosting the Ocala/Marion Job'
& Career Fair 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Tuesday at the CFCC
KleiniConference Center'in
Ocala, acrossfromthe Pad-
dock Mall.
Area companies and edu-
cational providers are ex-
pected to attend.
A full list of exhibitors and
job fair tips for resumes and
more can be found at
www.clmworkforce.com by
clicking on job fair under the:
calendar of events section.
Those who cannot attend
but would like more informa-
tion about Workforce and the
,services available can call.
(352) 840-5700 in Marion .
County, or Toll Free (800)
434-JOBS and speak to a
workforce representative.
Workshops match up
businesses, stimulus
County business and eco-
nomic development partners
will host two workshops to ex-
plain opportunities available
through the American Recov-
ery and Reinvestment Act.
. Workshops are scheduled
from 10 to 11:30 a.mn. Thurs-'
day and from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 29, at Tuscany in
the Meadow at the Citrus
Hills Lodge, 350 E. Norvell
Bryant Highway, Hemando.
Business Opportunities
through the Stimulus Act
Workshops are being pre-
sented by Citrus County
Chamber of Commerce, Cit-
rus County Economic Devel-
opment Council, UNF Small
. Business Development Cen-
ter and Workforce Connec-
tion. Paul Cash, a tax
adviser with Woodruff,
Wardlow, Nelson & Cash ,
PLC will discuss tax incen-
tives available through stim-
ulus funds.
Those who attend will gain
an overview of the Federal
Act, tips and strategies for
how to find opportunities on
federal, state and agency
Web sites, advice about
preparing a request for pro-
posal, information about
available employee training
grants and an overview about

tax credits and incentives.
The workshops are free,
but advance registration is re-
quired. To obtain a detailed
schedule or to register for
one or more of the work-
shops, call 795-3149 or e-mail
-From staff reports

NASA preps for Hubble mission

Associated Press

began the countdown for its final
trip to the Hubble Space Telescope
on Friday as the astronauts who will
attempt the daunting repairs ar-
rived at the launching site,
Space shuttle Atlantis is sched-
uled to blast off Monday afternoon,
taking up hundreds of millions of
dollars' worth of new cameras and
replacement equipment for Hubble.
An hour after the countdown
clocks began ticking, shuttle com-
mander Scott Altman and his crew
flew in from Houston.
The 19-year-old Hubble hasn't
had any visitors for seven years. At-
lantis and its crew were supposed
to show up last fall, but the mission
was delayed seven months after a
key part of the telescope broke.
Altman said it had been a long
road to get there.
"The one thing I can say is we are

ready Let's launch Atlantis!" he
said, emphasizing each word and
. raising his right fist into the air.
His six crewmates, standing in a
row behind him, also pumped their
fists and shouted in agreement. Alt-
man shook hands with each one. All
seven wore black ball caps with "At-
lantis" and their mission number,
"125," emblazoned on front; the hats
were decorated with tiny white
"To say it feels sweet is an under-
statement," said Altman's co-pilot,
Gregory Johnson.
NASA expects good launching
weather, but rain in Spain could
keep Atlantis on the ground next
week The shuttle will fly due east
out of Cape Canaveral and the only
emergency landing site available
overseas is in Spain.
Unlike the five-minute launch
windows for space station missions,
Atlaritis will have about 40 minutes
to get off the ground each day.

NASA test director Jeremy Graeber
considers that a luxury.
Five spacewalks are planned on
consecutive days during the 11-day
flight. Not only will the astronauts
replace old cameras, they will try to
repair two failed instruments,
something never before attempted
at Hubble. It will be the fifth and
last time astronauts visit the orbit-
ing observatory.
Shuttle Endeavour is ready to go
at the other launch pad in case At-
lantis suffers irreparable damage
during the flight and its crew needs
to be rescued. The astronauts flew
by in their training jets as they ar-
rived for the countdown and took in
the rare sight of two occupied pads.
NASA has three tries to get Atlantis
off, through Wednesday. Then it will
have to wait until May 22 because of a
military operation at neighboring
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
and the recharging of the new batter-
ies going up for Hubble.

Hazards and hugs

Sgt. Chris Evan talks about crime prevention on Saturday with Maynard Wall during the All-hazard Expo at the
Citrus County Sheriff's Office Emergency Operations Center in Lecanto. The expo provided information about
various county organizations and how to prepare for potential hazards such as hurricanes.

City council to consider leasing dive shop
MIKE WRIGHT Manatee Tour & Dive submitted a
mwright E WHAT: Crystal River City Council proposal, but it was after the deadline
@chronicleonline.com meeting. and was not considered, Houston


The Crystal River City Council on
Monday will consider leasing the dive
shop facility at King's Bay Park to a
company that started its business in
Crystal River Manatee Tours is
offering to lease the facility at
$3,600 a month. The city now re-
ceives $2,600 a month from Mana-

* WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday.
* WHERE: City Hall on U.S. 19.
* ON THE WEB: crystalriverfl.org.

tee Tour & Dive.
City Manager Andy Houston wrote
in an agenda memo that the current
lease expires June 9. The city sought
requests for proposals from compa-
nies wanting to lease the dive shop
and received two offers.

He said that while Crystal River
Manatee Tours is a new business, it
has enough local financial backing to
support its startup.
The company's proposal includes
kayak rentals, boat tours and fishing-
related vending. It does not anticipate
operating the facility as a dive shop.
The council meeting begins at 7
p.m. at City Hall on U.S. 19.

Associateda ress
STS-125 Commander Scott Altman,
left, shakes hands with Shuttle
Launch Director Mike Leinbach after
. Altman and the rest of the crew ar-
rived Friday at the Kennedy Space
Center's Shuttle Landing Facility in
Cape Canaveral. The seven-member
crew is preparing for a 12-day mis-
sion on the space shuttle Atlantis
that includes the fifth and final serv-
icing of the Hubble Space Telescope.


Popular priest admits
love for woman
MIAMI BEACH -A popular
Roman Catholic priest who was
photographed with a woman on
Miami Beach said he's consid-
ering marriage and children.
The Rev. Alberto Cutie told Uni-
vision Friday that he was in love
with the woman, who has been
identified as 35-year-old Ruhama
Buni Canellis, a divorced mother
living in Miami Beach.
The 40-year-old Cutie said
he's been thinking about leav-
ing the priesthood for nearly a
year. He said he's sorry for dis-
appointing God and his follow-
ers but does not regret his
romantic relationship.
Earlier this week, photos of
Cutie and the woman were
published in a Spanish-lan-
guage magazine. He has since
gone on leave from his duties
as head, of the St. Francis de
Sales parish in Miami each
and the archdiocese s intema-
.tional radio fetw6tk'
Old hotel imploded
in central Florida
OCOEE - Officials said the
demolition of a 1960s-era hotel
in central Florida went perfectly.
Richard Lorenz, owner of the,
company that performed the im-
plosion, said more than 630
sticks of dynamite reduced
Ocoee's Colony Plaza Hotel to a
15,000-ton pile of rubble in about
six seconds Saturday morning.
The flamingo-pink, seven-story
hotel was originally built to attract
Walt Disney World visitors, but
was abandoned years ago.
The city spent more than
$600,000 for the demolition, but
officials expect to get back the
money when the property is sold.
Crist names corrupt
sheriffs replacement
lie Crist has officially appointed a
replacement for a Panhandle
sheriff facing corruption charges.
Crist appointed Ed Spooner
interim sheriff of Okaloosa
County on Friday. Spooner has
already been heading the sher-
iff's office since February.
An audit of Morris found he
bought himself 41 new cars dur-
ing 12 years in office. He fre-
quently traded vehicles and spent
more than $170,000 in public
money buying GMC Envoys,
Chevrolet Impalas and other cars.
Crist suspended Morris after
FBI agents arrested him during
a Las Vegas gambling trip.
Woman shoots guest,
stages suicide
TAMPA- Authorities said a
Tampa Bay-area woman tried
to make the death of a house
guest look like a suicide after
shooting him three times.
The Hillsborough County Sher-
iff's Office reported that 43-year-
old Tamra Suzanne Leasure was
arrested Monday for her part in
the March 5 shooting. Deputies
said Leasure shot 57-year-old
Arthur R. Tilley Jr. in the head,
neck and torso with a .38-caliber
pistol, then placed the gun in his
hand to make it look like a sui-
cide. Investigators determined
the two were arguing in the
kitchen of Leasure's Riverview
home before the shooting.
Leasure was charged with
second-degree murder. She
was being held without bail.
-From wire reports

Democrat executive
committee to meet
The Citrus County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee will
meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, May
20, at the Beverly Hills Com-
munity Center, 1 Civic Circle.
The Citrus County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee
welcomes all registered De-
mocrats who wish to be part of
a renewed, activist program.

For information, contact DEC and work readiness skills dur-
Chair, Deb DeVito (352) 746- ing JA Diploma-See Day from
0638 or e-mail 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19, at
drdevitol@yahoo.com. Crystal River Middle School.
JA board recruiting Mandatory training for
J volunteers Diploma-See volunteers is 10
VOlunteerS to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Junior Achievement and the Tuesday at Central Florida
Citrus JA Board Members Community College in
would like to invite volunteers Lecanto. To register for train-
to participate in reaching out to ,ng, please contact MaryLou
area eighth-graders to teach '3vhevlin today at 613-4290 or
them valuable financial literacy,;) e-mail mlshevlin@jawcf.org.

Service dog training
volunteers needed
Hero Assistance Dogs is in
critical need of volunteers to
raise puppies. To volunteer, call
560-3785. The organization is
accepting donations from any
person, group or business that
would like to sponsor a puppy.
For information, visit
-From staff reports


A4 SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009


Continued from Page Al

Principal Donnie Brown
said in nominating Jabo for
Gov. Charlie Crist's Hispanic
Heritage Month Excellence
in Education Award.
For the past three school
years, Jabo has taught at
Forest Ridge, where she
started .a schoolwide recy-
cling program. She's also ob-
tained grants to further
environmental education.
During her time at Forest
Ridge, she's received exem-
plary remarks from her su-
periors based on
documented observations of
her instructional perform-
"Mrs. Jabo is a highly ef-
fective teacher that continu-
ally seeks ways to improve
her own teaching and her
students' learning in engag-
ing ways," Brown said in an
April 2008 summary assess-
ment of Jabo. "Mrs. Jabo
continues to exemplify the
very best in teaching and we
look forward to continuing
to work with her as she com-
pletes her third year with
For the past two school
years, 100 percent of Jabo's
students have passed the
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test. This year's
data has not yet been re-
Based on reading assess-
ments, her students have
showed significant learning
gains, including English as a
second language and excep-
tional education students.
"My gosh - you aren't a
- teacher - you're a miracle
worker," Brown wrote to
Jabo on a hot pink Post-it
note fastened to an April
2008 student growth report
This year, her students
have achieved an average of

two grade levels of growth in
But Jabo doesn't know if
she'll have a teaching job
next year.
Forest Ridge Elementary
administrators did not rec-
ommend Jabo's annual con-
tract with the school district
be renewed for the 2009-10
school year.
And Jabo has no idea why.
The news came just shy of
the end of Jabo's third year
of teaching- a monumental
year for many teachers. Tra-
after three For the p
years, teach-
ers become school
meaning they 100 per
gain the con-
tractual right Jabo's s
not to be have p
fired without
just cause. the Fl
Brown and
Forest Ridge Comprel
Principal Assess
Julie Kelsay Te,
called Jabo
into their of-
fice before spring break and
told her they were not rec-
ommending her for a con-
tract next year nor tenure,
Jabo said.
"I was just very shocked,"
Jabo said. "I was destroyed
inside. I felt like a failure."
From that day on, Jabo has
racked her mind for a rea-
son why, she said.
According to data sup-
plied by Assistant Superin-
tendent Mary Curry, Forest
Ridge Elementary is not los-
ing teaching units next year
based on projected enroll-
ment statistics.
Jabo said she has never
been in trouble. Her person-
nel file does not contain any
disciplinary comments.
She's had exceptional cri-
tiques. All of her students

have passed the state's stan-
dardized test, some with
perfect scores.
"I've never ever had a bad
evaluation," Jabo said. "I've
never had a chance to im-
prove on anything...I don't
understand. I feel very lost,
very sad."
Superintendent of
Schools Sandra "Sam" Him-
mel declined to comment on
Jabo's situation. Himmel
said she would not discuss
specific individuals.
Jabo believes something
needs to be done to protect
last two status teach-
ers, who are
years, first- through
recent of teachers,
from losing
students their jobs,
iassed- without ex-
orida She sug-
gested the re-
hensive n e w a l
decision be
sent made by a

st. committee of
various peo-
ple based on
established criteria, instead
of having a principal check
"yes" or "no" on a sheet of
If third-year teachers on
annual contracts - who
were not renewed for next
year -reapply for a teach-
ing position, obtain a new
job in the school district and
complete the 2009-10 school
year - their fourth year -
they will have a chance to
become tenured, Himmel
Still, Jabo is staying posi-
tive about obtaining another
job within the Citrus County
School District. She hopes
another principal will rec-
ognize teaching is her life.
"I love teaching," Jabo
said. "I love being a

For the RECORD

Citrus County
Sheriff's Office
DUI arrests
* Walter S. Terhune IV, 61,
21271 W. Hwy. 40, Dunnellon, at
2:46 a.m. Saturday on a charge
of driving under the influence.
Bond $500.
Other arrests
* Jason Christopher Jenkins,
31, 383 Camber Court, Beverly
Hills, at 12:49 a.m. Saturday on a
charge of driving while license
suspended or revoked. A deputy
stopped Jenkins as he drove a
golf cart without lights on South
Barbour Street. Bond $2,000.
* Daniel Wayne Jenkins, 38,
5935 S. Ashlawn Way, Ho-
mosassa, at 5 p.m. Friday on a
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond $500..
* Paul Anthony Bums, 34,
5276 W. Starburst Lane, Ho-.
mosassa, at 5 p.m. Friday on
charges of possession of cocaine
and possession of drug para-
phemalia. Bond $5,500.
* Nequella M. Lueallen, 28,
5935 S. Ashlawn Way, Ho-
mosassa, at 5 p.m. Friday on a
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond $500..
* Aron Mitchelle Proctor, 24,
6169 S. Carole Point,. Ho-
mosassa, at 11:35 p.m. Friday on
a Hemando County warrant
charging him with armed robbery.
Bond $20,000.
* Joe Edwin Rogers Jr., 48,
43 Matricaria Court, Homosassa,
at 6:44 p.m. Thursday on a mis-
demeanor charge of trespassing
to property after warning. Bond
* Dawn Alicia Coleman, 23,
4464 N.E. 22nd Ave., Ocala, at
12:51 a.m. Friday on a felony
charge of felony battery (previous
conviction). Bond $2,000.
SA burglary, reported on April
24, occurred at approximately
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, to an
unoccupied conveyance in the
400 block of N. HighviewAvenue,


* For more information about arrests made by the Cit.
rus County Sheriff's Office, go to
www.sheriffcitrus.org and click on the Public Infor-
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* A residential burglary and
grand theft, reported on April 24,
occurred at approximately mid-
night on Friday, April 3, on S.
Columbus Street, Beverly Hills.
HA burglary, reported on April
24, occurred at approximately
11:18 p.m. Friday, April 24, to ah
unoccupied structure in the 600
block of N.E. Highway 19, Crystal
SMA burglary, reported on April
25, occurred at approximately 10
p.m. Friday, April 24, to two vehi-
cles in the 7100 block of W. Vil-
lage Drive, Homosassa.
SA burglary, and also criminal
mischief, occurred at approxi-
mately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 26, to
an unoccupied residence in the
1100 block of N.E. 6th Court,
Crystal River.
SA burglary, reported on April
27, occurred at approximately
9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, to a
conveyance in the 5200 block of
N. Tiger Eye Drive, Hemando.
H A burglary, reported on April
27, occurred between noon and
12:53 p.m. April 27, to an unoc-
cupied residence in the 6600
block of S. Old Floral City Road,
Floral City.
SA burglary, reported on April
27, occurred at approximately 4
p.m. Saturday, April 25, to an un-
occupied residence in the 400
block of S. Covelake Terrace, In-
* A burglary, reported on April
27, occurred at approximately 8
a.m. Saturday, April 25, to a con-

veyance in the 5800 block of S.
Shadytree Path, Homosassa.
SA burglary, reported on April
27, occurred at approximately 8
a.m. Friday, April 24, to an unoc-
cupied residence in the 6700
block of W. Seer Court, Ho-
* A grand theft, reported on
April 24, occurred at approxi-
mately 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23,
in the 6400 block of S. FloridaAv-
enue, Hemando.
* A grand theft, reported on
April 24, occurred at approxi-
mately midnight on Sunday, April
12, in the 100 block of N.E. 12th
Avenue, Crystal River.
* An auto theft, reported on
April 24, occurred approximately
at noon on Wednesday, April 1, in
the 3000 block of E. Barn Owl
Point, Hemando.
A petit theft, reported on April
25, occurred at approximately
6:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, in the
. 1400 block of S. Trellis Drive, Ho-
MAtheftofa dirt bike, reported
on April 25, occurred at approxi-
mately 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April
25, in the 8100 block of W.
Bounty Court, Homosassa.
* Investigation on April 25 re-
vealed a grand theft occurred ap-
proximately midnight on 01/01/08
on Gospel Island Road, Inver-
A petit theft, reported on April
25, occurred at approximately 5
p.m. April 25 in the 1800 block of
N.W. Highway 19, Crystal River.


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Early every spring, prin-
cipals and assistant princi-
pals begin planning next
year's teacher lineup. In
doing so, they
decide which Abou
teachers stay teac
and which ro
ones do not. ro
The differ- one-fo
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tween a the instr
teacher and person
an annual-
contract are on
teacher is cont
length of
service in the
Citrus County School Dis-
trict. Generally, a teacher
does not receive tenure
until after three years; the
length of time until tenure
may be shorter if the
teacher has experience irq
another school district
About 265 teachers -
roughly one-fourth of the in-
structional personnel - are
on annual contract. It is a
probationary period for
teachers in their first three
years on the job in Citrus
There's a significant dif-
ference in job security. A
tenured teacher cannot lose
his or her job without prob-
able cause, which requires
an allegation, investigation,
hearings and a final deci-
sion from the school board.
Without tenure, teachers
work under annual con-
tracts and renewal or non-
renewal is at the sole
discretion of a school prin-
cipal. Himmel has the au-
thority to override , a
principal's decision, a rarity
Himmel exercised once last
State law states the dis-
trict doesn't have to provide
a reason for not renewing

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teachers' conreacts, though
some administrators choose
to. Personnel records show
some principals told teach-
ers last yearthey had to re-
duce staff due to drops in
enrollment; those same
principals then provided
letters of recommendation
for teachers whose con-
tracts were
t 265 not renewed.
These are
hers not consid-
ered layoffs
ugly for budget
urth of reasons. Ex-
cept in cases
uctional v wh e r e
schools re-
nel - duce staff
due to drops
annual in enroll-
ract. ment or lack
of participa-
tion in a par-
ticular subject, the positions
are refilled for the next
school year. First, though,
they must reapply as if they
are seeking employment for
the first time.
Himmel and Assistant
Superintendent Mary Curry
said schools have leader-
ship teams that evaluate
teachers on a number of fac-
tors, from classroom per-
formance to how they get
along with other teachers
and staff. Principals,
though, make the final call.
The criteria, however, are
not written down anywhere
and neither Himmel nor
Curry could provide spe-
cific rationale for renewing
or not renewing a teacher's
For example, sixth-grade
teacher Michael Baize was
teacher of the year at Citrus
Springs Middle School, yet
former principal David
Roland and his replace-
ment, Dale Johns, decided
not to renew his contract
this year.
Baize was a substitute
teacher for seven years be-
fore applying for a full-time
job in 2007. His references

included Marine Science
Center Director Hugh Ad-
kins and Rich Hilgert, di-
rector of student services.
Roland, who is taking
over for the retiring Steve
Richardson as director of
personnel, would not dis-
cuss the reason for Baize's
contract not being renewed.
Baize declined to comment.
Himmel said the fact that
he is the teacher of the year
might not be a factor for re-
newal because peers - not
administrators - nominate
top teachers. "The princi-
pal does not choose teacher
of the year," she said.
The Citrus County Chron-
icle reviewed personnel files
of all 40 teachers whose con-
tracts were not renewed this
year. In most cases, there
isn't much to see. A few in-
cluded accolades from par-
ents or minor reprimands by
Performance evaluations
are exempt from public
record until the end of the
school year following the
year of the evaluation. In
other words, a teacher's 2009
evaluation becomes public
record at the conclusion of
the 2010 school year
That meant only those files
of third-year teachers in-
cluded evaluations from
their first year. The evalua-
tions appear based on ran-
dom observations of
classrooms by principals or
assistant principals, who rate
teachers on their strengths
and weaknesses.
But if teachers have other
faults that lead to their con-
tracts not being renewed, the
district does not document
Himmel said parents and
the public should trust that
educators in the school dis-
trict, which routinely boasts
student performance test
scores above the state aver-
age, know what they're doing
when it comes to evaluating
new teachers.
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about human people. They
do not take this lightly."
It's not just the teachers
fresh out of college who lose
their jobs. Personnel files
show several teachers with
years of experience in other
school districts are cut after
a year or two in Citrus.
One teacher, for example,
taught'10 years in Wisconsin
before being hired in Janu-
ary 2007 to teach business at
Crystal River High School.
After just a month on the
job, assistant principal Judy
Johnson evaluated the
teacher and wrote: "You
have already become an im-
portant and valued member
of our business team. We're
glad you're a Pirate!"
Crystal River High has
the most contract teachers of
any school in the district -
36 - and also had the most
non-renewals this year of any
school - nine. Curry said
some of those non-renewals
are the result of business
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too small.
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renewed last year, but an-
other school hired them this
year and they're on the non-
renewal list again. Himmel
said principals discuss
whether teachers might
work better in a different en-
vironment Sometimes that
works out; sometimes it
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member Pat Deutschman
said some teachers might
thrive in another school.
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gling teachers that had diffi-
culty at one school, then
picked up at another school;
for some reason the dynam-
ics at that school, they've be-
come much more effective."
As for teachers whose ca-
reers in the Citrus County
School District come to a
close, Deutschman said the
late school district attorney
Richard "Spike" Fitzpatrick
encouraged administrators
to not provide reasons to
teachers to save face.
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path to affordable care runs
through a new public insur-
ance plan that would compete
with private plans. Middle-

class workers, for the first
time, would have the option of
government insurance. Pro-
ponents of this approach, al-
ready embraced by President
Barack Obama and many De-
mocrats, believe it would
drive down costs for all.
People with
health conditions:
A common complaint
about insurers is that they
won't cover people with ex-
isting health conditions or
that they charge them too
much. Patients' advocacy
groups want to require in-
surers to cover all comers,
not just the healthy, and
limit what they can charge
the sick They contend that
would spread risk and costs
throughout the population.
Among the top goals for
AARP is ensuring health cov-
erage for people age 50-64 (at
65 they can get Medicare).
That could be done by allow-
ing middle-aged people to
buy into Medicare. AARP
also is eager for Congress to
fix the coverage gap in the
Medicare drug benefit that
patients fall into once their
prescription expenses ex-
ceed about $2,700.

Associated Press
Amy Sage, left, and her three-year-old daughter, Anna
Lacroix, talk Thursday with Children's Defense Fund Presi-
dent Marian Wright Edelman, center, actors Jessica Alba
and Keri Russell, right, at the Unity Health Care Upper Car-
doza Center in Washington. They were part of a group of
women in the nation's capital meeting with members of Con-
gress and the Obama administration to advocate for health
coverage for every child and pregnant woman in America.

Uninsured people:
The estimated 50 million
uninsured people in the U.S.
don't have lobbyists, butvarious
advocacy groups aim to speak
on their behalf The liberal
group Health Care forAmerica
Now says any health overhaul
should mean coverage for
everyone by including a public
plan, basing out-of-pocket costs
on ability to pay and providing
a standard benefit with pre-
ventive care and treatment for
serious and chronic diseases.

Small businesses:
Opposition from small
business helped kill a
health care overhaul during
the Clinton years. Their top
goal remains the same: to
avoid any kind of require-
ment for employers to pro-
vide health care. Small
businesses want to make
the same tax breaks for
health insurance available
to all, not just those who get
coverage through an em-

For private insurers, the
bogeyman is competition
from the government. They
contend a public plan would
drive them out of business.
To stave that off, the industry
is offering to curb its practice
of charging higher premiums
to people with a history of
medical problems, as long as
Congress requires all Ameri-
cans to get insurance.
Big businesses:
Even though most big
businesses offer health care
to their employees, they
strongly oppose an em-
ployer mandate, fearing the
government would start dic-
tating what kind of policies
they could offer.
Hospitals worry that a new
government insurance plan
would reduce the fees they can
collect They support require-
ments for individuals and em-
ployers to purchase insurance
so "everyone plays a role in
making sure that there's cover-
age," says Tom Nickels, a senior
vice president at the American
Hospital Association
Doctors have similar con-
cerns as hospitals about a

public plan. They also want
to prevent insurers from
raising rates on patients with
health problems. They would
cap or eliminate tax breaks
for employer-provided bene-
fits, using the revenue to sub-
sidize care for low-income
people. Doctors want curbs
on medical malpractice
awards so they don't face the
threat of huge jury awards.
Drug companies:
The drug lobby opposes a
government insurance plan
and has joined the advocacy
group Families USA in pro-
posing to cover more of the
uninsured by expanding
Medicaid, the federal-state
insurance program for the
poor. Pharmaceutical com-
panies support federal sub-
sidies to help middle-class
people unable to afford in-
surance. Drug companies
oppose efforts to squeeze
bigger discounts from them
under Medicaid.
"We don't want bureau-
crats making the decisions
about what medicines can
be used by the patients of
our country and that's the
end result of a pure public
plan," says Billy Tauzin,
head of the Pharmaceutical
Research and Manufactur-
ers of America.


Harrison 14 years ago from Plant City,
Getz Sr.' 81 FL. Bob was a retired brick-
L CANTO layer and a 32 degree
SLECANTO mason. He was a member of
Harrison I. Getz Sr., 81, the Floral City Masonic
born in Middletown, Ct., Lodge #133 and the Floral
passed away Wednesday, City United Methodist
May 6, at the Hospice House Church where he enjoyed
in Lecanto, FL. his church family and bible
Mr Getz was a 22-year res- study.group.
ident of Citrus County, and He is survived by his lov-
an active and beloved mem- ing daughter; Teresa Puck-
ber of the First Church of ett of Floral City; his
Christ, Scientist of Inver- brother, Frederick
ness. Markham, Jr. and his sister,
He is survived by his lov- Julia Benjamin both of Mas-
ing wife, Diana; sons, Harri- sachusetts; three grandchil-
son I. Getz Jr. and Van Getz; dren, Frank, Jenny & Cody
daughters, Penny Kelly and and three great-grandchil-
Betty Cortes; and grandchil- dren, Blake, Makayla and
dren, Arianna, Michael, Emmerson, all of Colorado;
Brittany, Alicia, Stephanie his special friend, Ruth
and Katelyn. Ailes of Floral City. Bob was
Mr Getz blessed everyone preceded in death by his
he came in contact with. His son, Robert N. Markham, Jr.
humor and strength will be and his daughter, Frederica
missed, by ..all, especially Markham. Memorial serv-
"Mabel", ..... ices will be held at a later
Sign the guest book at date. . Private - cremation
www.chronicleonline.com. arrangements are under the
care of the Chas. E. Davis
Jonnie Funeral Home with Crema-
Mae Huff, 75 tory, Inverness.
LUTZ Sign .the guest book at

Jonnie Mae Huff, 75, of
Lutz, passed away May 7,
2009. Survived by her chil-
dren, Rebecca (Michael)
Brandon, Ralph S. Huff, Jr.,
Gerri Nickels, Raymond
Huff, Arthur Huff and fi-
ancee, Lindsey, and Lynn
Maddox; fourteen grand-
children and eight great-
Morning Worship Service
will be dedicated to Jonnie
Mae Huff on Sunday, May
17, 10:30 am at Christian
Growth Fellowship, 149
April Lane, Tampa. Words
of comfort may be ex-
pressed at floridamortu
Sign the guest book at
Markham, 77
Robert N. "Bob"
Markham, age 77 of Floral
City, died on Saturday, May
9,2009 at the Life Care Cen-
ter in Lecanto under the
care of Hospice of Citrus
County. Bob was born in Wa-
terbury, Connecticut on May
14, 1931 to the late Freder-
ick & Charlotte (Hurlburt)
Markham and moved here

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The Service of Remem-
brance for Mary T Dabbrac-
cio Mason, age 80 of
Inverness, will be held at 3
p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 at
the Inverness Chapel of
Hooper Funeral Homes
with Pastor Larry Powers
officiating. Cremation
Arrangements are under
the direction of Hooper Cre-
Etha M..
Quinn, 75
Etha M. Quinn, 75 of Bev-
erly Hills, Florida passed
away on Friday, May 8, '2009
following a brief illness. She
was retired from a career of
government service with
NASA and the Executive Of-
fice of the President in,
Washington, D.C.
She is survived by her
cousins, Michael and
Sharon Quinn and best
friend Val M. Gillis.
Visitation will take place
at Fero Funeral Home, 5955
N. Lecanto Highway, Bev-
erly Hills, FL 34465 on

Thursday, May 14,2009 from
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM with a
service to follow at Fero Me-
morial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the
direction of Fero Funeral
Sign the guest book at

. Clifford
Spring, 86

ness. In lieu of
flowers/cards, donations
may be sent to Hernando-
Pasco Hospice, 3545 N.
Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills,
FL 34465 or to your favorite
local animal shelter. Chas.
E. Davis Funeral Home with
Crematory is in charge of
local cremation arrange-
Sign the guest book at

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Clifford E Spring died on Norman
May 7, 2009 at his home in Zachelmeyer, 81
Inverness. He was born on HOMOSASSA
July 20, 1922 in Brooklyn,
NY to the late Frederick The Service of Remem-
and Elinor Spring. Cliff was branch for Norman
a WWII vet- Zachelmeyer, age 81 of Ho-
eran serv- mosassa will be held
ing with 11:00AM Monday, May 11,
Merrill's 2009 at the Homosassa
S Marauders Chapel of Hooper Funeral
as Staff Sgt. Homes. Friends may call
in China, from 10:00 am until time of
Burma and service at the chapel. Inter-
India from ment will take place at the
C-rind 1 9 4 4 Rosehill Cemetery in
prng t h r o u g h Chicago, Illinois.
1947; and received the Asi- Mr Zachelmeyer is sur-
atic Pacific Service Medal. vived by his wife Marian of
He was a long time em- 58 years, three sons Richard
ployee of RCA and the Ne, '(Tereasa). John, David
York Telephone Co. retiring . (Theresa). 6 Grandchildren'
after 37 years ofserv ice. --and 3 Step Grandchildren.
His survivors include hii -Mr Zachelmeyer was pre-
wife of 60 years, Eileen. ceded in death by his son
Spring, 4 children; daughter Wa rren and brother Paul. In
Lorraine and husband Ed
Filter of Doylestown, PA;
son Robert and wife Meri- . E. Sava
Beth of Altamont, NY;
daughter Nancy and hus- Funeral Home
band Kevin McCarthy of With Crematory
Mount Sinai, NY; and son
John and wife Regina of * Burial * Shipping
Olde Town, FL, including 10 * Cremation
loving grandchildren; Jen-
nifer Filter Carson, Ben- "ebern aornaioOrderofhe
jamin, Erin and Evan Filter; G N \
Chelsea and Garrett Spring; G
Amy McCarthy Dolewski,
Tracy and Brendan Mc-
Carthy; and Steven Spring.
As well as his much loved V7ta;;
many pets past and present, N &t Farll
Maggie Mae and Mama Cat. sam,
A Presbyterian memorial
service will be held at For Information and costs,
Calverton National Ceme- call 726-8323 7
tery on Long Island, NY
The family wishes to ex-
press their gratitude to Her- O V ER W
nando-Pasco Hospice for
their unending support,
care and love given to Cliff SRBLEMENJj/
and his family during his ill- SIME N

lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to
Hernando Pasco Hospice,
7210 Beacon Woods Drive,
Hudson, FL 34667.Online
condolences may be sent to
the family at www.hooperfu-
Sign the guest book at

Donn Albert:
Yoder, 87
Donn Albert Yoder, 87, of
Beverly Hills, Florida, died
peacefully at Lecanto,
Florida, on May 1, 2009.
He was born May 10, 1921
the third of four sons to the
Rev. Dr. Samuel Lloyd and
Alta M. (Huneryager) Yoder
in northern Indiana.
After graduating from El-
wood, Indiana, High School
he attended the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago
earning a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree. He served with
the U.S. Army in Alaska dur-
ing World War II before
working for many years in
the fashion and interior de-
sign business in New York
City and Chicago. He later
gave up life in the big city
and became the owner and
operator of a blueberry
farm near Grand Junction,

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many years, much to the de-
light of family and friends
who enjoyed picking and
eating Donn's blueberries.
In retirement, he moved to
Beverly Hills, Florida,
where he resided,until his
death. His keen sense of
humor was legendary. As a
devoted cousin and uncle,
he will be greatly missed by
his family and friends.
.Surviving are cousins
Richard Huneryager and
David (Brenda) Huneryager,
and nephews and nieces
Stephen Yoder, Nancy
Crosby, David (Carole)
Yoder, Thomas (Jean) Yoder,
,Susan .Yoder Granger,
Penny Yoder, and Phillip
Yoder, together with grand
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in. death
by his parents and brothers
Eugene, Robert, and Carl.
Memorial serve ices will be
;arranged at a later date at
the convenience of the fam-
ily Burial will be at Violett
Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana.
Yoder-Culp Funeral
Home, Goshen, IN, is assist-
ing with arrangements.
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11/22/85 - 5/10/02
Forever our shining star,
Forever family,
Forever in our hearts.
Missing you always,
Loving you 4-ever,
Forgetting you never.
Sending our eternal love to
the Heavens above,
Mom, Dad, Mike, Baylee,
Gramma, Ziggy,
aunts, uncles, cousins
and friends

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Costa Rica sees

1st swine flu death
Associated Press DEVELOPMENTS ON
Costa Rica reported the first
swine flu death outside Key developments on just because Mexico has
North America on Saturday, swine flu outbreaks, ac- been the center of the
while Japanese authorities cording to the U.S. Centers outbreak.
scrambled to limit contact for Disease Control and * Mexico's U.N. envoy
with their country's firstcon- Prevention, the World says nations need com
firmed cases and Mexico de- Health Organization and mon rules for respond
played the reopening of government officials: ing to flu outbreaks to
primary schools in some U Deaths: 45 in Mexico; prevent discrimination
states, two in the U S., both in and unfair trade restrict
Australia and Norway, Texas; one in Canada tions; says Mexicans un
meanwhile, joined the list of and one in Costa Rica. fairly singled out.
countries with confirmed One of those who died WHO says up to 2 bil-
cases of swine flu. in the U.S. was a toddler l WHO says up to 2 bei
The Health Ministry in from Mexico. Officials lion people cou e in.
Costa Rica confirmed the said the Canadian, U.S. oected by swine flu if
swine flu death of a 53-year- and Costa Rican victims demotc over months or
old man, bringing the global also had other underly years. But HO lu chief
death toll to 52, including 48 Ing medical conditions. yea ukuda says it's too
in Mexico, two in the United N Confirmed cases: more early to tell how wide-
States and one in Canada. than 3,440 in 29 coun- spread or severe the out-
Like other deaths outside tries, including more break will become.
Mexico, the Costa Rican man than 1.300 in Mexico, at
suffered from complicating least 2.254 in the United Hghdane halools, universi-
illnesses, including diabetes States and 247 in theaters and bars have
and chronic lung disease. Canada. reopened across Mexico.
TheU.S.reported the deaths - Japan reported its first Primary schools will re-
of a toddler with a heart de- three cases Saturday, an open next week.
fect and a woman with airport quarantine offi- U About one in 10 Amen
rheumatoid arthritis, and cial told The Associated cans havne stopped hug
Canadian officials said the Press. Public broad- cans have stopped ug
woman who died there also caster NHK said the two friends or relatves be
had other health problems teenage boys and a cause of concerns about
butgave no details. teacher were returning cause flu according to about
In Mexico, where 48 peo- from Canada. Australia Harvard study.
ple with swine flu have died, reported its first con
most ofthe victims have been firmed case Saturday. 0 CDC says only about 10
adults aged 20 to 49, and President Barack percent of Americans
many had no reported com- Obama sought to areas with swine flu are be
plicating factors. People with s at lived to have gotten it
1sure Hspancs that du eng trips to Mexg co.
chronic illnesses usually are swine flu won't lead to
at greatest risk for severe epidemic of discrnmina
problems from flu, along ton in the United States --r'mnrepor
with the elderly and young
The Costa Rican fatality eled abroad. Many flu suffer- ganization to contact at least
was one of eight swine flu ers in other nations have 13 people on the flight who
cases in the country con- been linked to recent trips to' had gone on to other destina-
firmed by the U.S. Centers the United States or Mexico. tions.
for Disease Control and Pre- In Japan, authorities quar- Japanese Health and Wel-
vention, Health Minister antined a high school fare Minister Yoichi Masuzoe
Maria Luisa Avila told The teacher and two teenage stu- acknowledged it would be
Associated Press. dents who tested positive in difficult to trace everyone
Avila said officials had an airport test for swine flu who came into contact with
been unable to determine after they returned from a the three infected Japanese,
how the Costa Rican patients school trip to Canada. Offi- who visited Ontario on a
became infected, but she cials said they were working home-stay program with
said he had not recently trav-, with the World Health Or- about 30 other students.

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Obama: Send me credit

card legislation this month
Associated Press --

WASHINGTON - Send me a bill that
stops credit card companies from taking
advantage of consumers, and do it by
month's end, President Barack Obama is
demanding of Congress.
But there's no guarantee lawmakers will
deliver by Memorial Day, and the banking
industry is fighting back
'Americans know that they have a re-,
sponsibility to live within their means and
pay what they owe," Obama said in his
weekly radio and Internet address Satur-
day. "But they also have a right to not get
ripped off by the sudden rate hikes, unfair
penalties and hidden fees that have be-
come all too common."
Legislation known as the Credit Card
Holders' Bill of Rights has passed the
House and awaits action in the Senate,
possibly in the coming week.
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credit card industry have only multiplied
in the midst of this recession, when Amer-
icans can least afford to bear an extra bur-
den," the president said.
The House measure would prohibit dou-
ble-cycle billing and retroactive rate in-
creases, and prevent companies from
giving credit cards to anyone under 18.
Obama wants to sign the legislation by
Memorial Day. "There is no time for delay.
We need a durable and successful flow of
credit in our economy, but we can't toler-
ate profits that depend upon misleading
working families. Those days are over," he



ureuit-car executives
say the new restrictions
could backfire on
consumers, making
it harder for banks to
offer credit or put credit
out of reach for many
Railing against what he said was "abuse
that goes unpunished," the president
stressed the need "to strengthen monitor-
ing, enforcement and penalties for credit
card companies that take advantage of or-
dinary Americans."
Credit-card executives say the new re-
strictions could
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next year address many of the consumer-
protection concerns expressed by the
president and members of Congress.
The bill's boosters are tapping into pub-
lic anger over corporate excesses and the
conduct of companies receiving billions of
dollars in taxpayer money.
Obama spoke to the public's frustration
with credit cards.
"Instead of fine print that hides the
truth, we need credit card forms and state-
ments that have plain language in plain
sight, and we need to give people the tools
they need to find a credit card that meets
their needs," he said.

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Texas boy, 7, dies after being shot in mistaken trespass

Associated Press
HOUSTON - A 7-year-
old boy who was allegedly
shot in the head by a couple
who thought he and three
other people were trespass-
ing on their property died
Saturday, authorities said.
Donald Coffey Jr. died Sat-
urday morning at a Houston
hospital, less than two days
after the boy was struck in
the head by shotgun pellets,
Liberty County Sheriff's Cpl.
Hugh Bishop said.
Sheila Muhs and her hus-
band, Gayle Muhs, both 45,
were charged with second-
degree felony counts of ag-

gravated assault in the shoot-
ings Thursday. They were
being held at Liberty County
Jail with bail set at $25,000
each and had not yet retained
an attorney, Bishop said.
Bishop said the district at-
torney could upgrade the
charges to murder on Mon-
day, but investigators were
"still trying to get the circum-
stances behind the incident"
The boy, his 5-year-old sis-
ter, their father and a family
friend were off-roading near
a residential area about 40
miles northeast of Houston
when they were shot after
stopping so the children
could go to the bathroom.

Authorities said the couple
fired after they mistakenly
thought the group was tres-
passing on their property.
Bishop said the area in-
cludes a dirt road, trees and
overgrown brush and that it
wasn't uncommon for peo-
ple to go off-roading there.
The Houston Chronicle re-
ported that a sign in front of
the suspects' home reads:
"Trespassers will be shot.
Survivers will be reshot!!
Smile I will."
Liberty County ChiefDeputy
Ken DeFobor said Sheila Muhs
fired a 12-gauge shotgun once,
then handed itto her husband,
who also fired once.

DeFoor said Sheila Muhs
then called 911 and told the
dispatcher: "They're out
here tearing up the levee, so
I shot them."
DeFoor said the levee be-
longed to the subdivision
and was not private property.
Bishop said there was no
indication the unarmed vic-
tims did anything threaten-
ing toward the Muhs.
Donald Coffey Sr. suffered
a pellet wound in his right
shoulder and his daughter,
Destiny, suffered a wound to
the elbow. The family
friend, 30-year-old Patrick
Cammack, was in serious
condition Saturday with a


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12 hurt in pleasure
boat explosion
TAMPA-Authorities said 12
people have been injured in a
pleasure boat explosion in
Florida's Tampa Bay.
Capt. Mark Bogush of Tampa
Fire Rescue said six adults and
six children were aboard the
boat when it exploded Saturday
afternoon while anchored off
what's known as Beer Can Is-
Bogush said all six adults
and one of the children were

seriously injured. The five other
children suffered minor injuries.
Bogush said the explosion
blew some people into the
water, where they were helped
by others who were boating
nearby. Those seriously injured
people were brought by heli-
copter to a trauma center.
Bogush said the cause of the
explosion is unknown and will
be investigated by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Officers fired after
stun gun allegations
Department of Corrections
spokeswoman said a sergeant
and a lieutenant at two correc-
tional facilities have been fired
after complaints of the use of
stun guns on children that were
visiting for Take Our Childrer) to
Work Day last month.
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Associated Press The Federal Aviation Ad-
ministration told local offi-
WASHINGTON - The cials in advance of the
Pentagon and Air Force are flight, but asked them not to
reviewing whether their of- disclose it to the public, the
ficials may be partly to White House report said.
blame for a $328,835 photo- There was a prepared state-
op ofa jumbojet used by the ment for the FAAs New
president soaring above York regional office and for
New York City that has al- the Air Force in Washington
ready forced the White to release if anyone called
House military director to to ask about the flight.
step down. In his resignation letter,
Former Army Secretary released by the White
Louis Caldera, the White House, Caldera said the
House aide who authorized controversy had "made it
the flyover, resigned under Associated Press impossible for me to effec-
fire Friday as the Obama ad- One of the president's official planes flies over the Statue of tively lead the White House
ministration tried to move Liberty in New York in this undated photograph. On Friday, Military Office," which is
past the embarrassing inci- the White House released the picture that panicked New responsible for presiden-
dent that' sent panicked York - a spectacular shot of the president's official plane tial aircraft.
workers rushing into the soaring majestically past the Statue of Liberty. The Obama Caldera's office approved
streets amid flashbacks of administration also announced the departure under fire of the photo-op, which cost
Sept. 11. Louis Caldera, the White House official who authorized the $35,000 in fuel alone for the
The White House re- $328,835 photo shoot, which gave the city heart-thumping plane and two jet fighter es-
leased the findings of an in- Sept. 11 flashbacks, enraged local officials and forced the corts. The Air Force esti-
ternal review that portrayed president to condemn the incident. mated the photo shoot cost
Caldera as out of the loop in According to the findings Local officials had been taxpayers $328,835. The
a cycle of missed messages released' Friday, Caldera notified in advance. But it purpose of the flight was to
and questionable judgments said he didn't know the jet was a shock to New York- update the official photo of
as plans for the photo shoot _ known nas Air Force One ers who looked upn to see the president's jet.

But the investigation is
hardlythe end of the matter.
Defense Secretary Robert
Gates has ordered a review
at the Pentagon; the Air
Force is conducting its own
review as well.
In a May 5 letter to Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz., Gates
apologized for the incident,
saying "we deeply regret the
anxiety and alarm that re-
sulted from this mission."
McCain posted the letter
on his Web site Friday.
, "I am concerned that this
highly public and visible
mission did not include an
appropriate review and ap-
proval by senior Air Force
and (Defense Department)
officials," Gates wrote.
White House press secre-
tary Robert Gibbs said Pres-
ident Barack Obama has
ordered a review of how the
White House Military Office
is set up, and how it reports
to the White House and the
Air Force.
That review, to be con-
ducted by deputy chief of
staffJimni Messina and Gates,
will also offer recommenda-
tions to Obama designed to
ensure that such an incident
will not happen again, Gibbs

when the president is
aboard - would fly at 1,000
feet during the April 27
photo session. He also
failed to read an e-mail
message describing the op-
eration and seemed un-
aware of the potential for
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Lanka police said three journalists
for London-based Channel-4 tele-
vision news have been arrested
on charges of tarnishing the image
of the government security forces.
Nick Paton Walsh, the chan-
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them on the condition of camps
for war refugees and some al-
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Families try to adopt
massacre orphans
ANKARA, Turkey -A Turk-
ish official saideveral families
have applied to adopt dozens of
children who lost their families in
an attack on an engagement
ceremony that killed 44 people.
Social services official Fevzi
Hamidi said Saturday the fami-
lies are seeking to adopt 48 chil-
dren who survived the attack.
Investigators believe the as-
sault was the brutal outcome
of a family feud.
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Wanted professor found dead in Georgia woods

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. - A professor
wanted for killing his wife and
two other people at a community
theater two weeks ago was found
dead in the north Georgia woods
Saturday, his body covered in
brush and dirt, officials said.
Two guns were found with the
body of marketing professor
George Zinkhan, who vanished
after the April 25 shootings near
the University of Georgia, said
Athens-Clarke County Police
Chief Joseph Lumpkin.
The guns matched those de-
scribed by witnesses to the shoot-
ings, though police did not say
how they believe Zinkhan died.
Authorities hoped to have a
cause of death by the end of Sat-
Cadaver dogs found Zinkhan's
body about 10 miles west of
Athens in thick woods in Bogart,
where he lived. Searchers - as
many as 200 at one point - had
been scouring the woods since
his Jeep was found wrecked and
abandoned in a ravine about a
mile away a week ago.
The Georgia Bureau of Investi-

gation crime lab confirmed later
Saturday that the body was
Reached by phone at her home
in-Baltimore, his mother, Mary,
said she was made aware of the
"I've heard that news," she said.
"I have nothing to say about it."
Zinkhan had been missing
since police said he opened fire
on a reunion for the Town &
Gown Players, a local"theater
He argued outside the theater
with his wife, yMarie Bruce, 47, a
family law attorney who was
serving as the group's president.
Police say he walked away
briefly before returning with two
handguns and killing her, along
with Clemson University econo-
mist and actor Tom.Tanner, 40,
and Ben Teague, 63, a longtime
theater group volunteer who was
married to a popular UGA pro-
fessor. Two other people were in-
jured by bullet fragments.
Police at first said they had no
motive for the shooting. The FBI
said later friends and family in-
dicated Bruce may have been
considering a divorce;

Associated Press
Maj. Mark Sizemore speaks to the media Saturday at the Athens Clarke
County West Police Precinct during a press conference In Bogart, Ga.
Former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan's body, found by
two German shepherds in the woods about a mile from his Jeep, was hid-
den under brush, according to authorities.

Zinkhan was last seen drop-
ping off his children, who were
in the car during the shootings
but weren't injured, with a
neighbor. He said there was an
Bulletins were issued nation-
wide and authorities kept watch

on airports in case Zinkhan tried
to flee to Amsterdam, where he
had taught part-time at a univer-
sity since 2007. Federal authori-
ties later revealed Zinkhan had
an upcoming flight booked to Am-
sterdam, but the professor never
showed up at the airport.

Zinkhan had been a professor
in the university's Terry College
of Business and had no discipli-
nary problems, school officials
said. He had taught at UGA since
the 1990s and was fired after the
"I express my sincerest condo-
lences to the loved ones and -
friends of the victims of this.
tragedy," UGA President Michael
Adams said. "Our hearts go out to,
each of them as they try to bring
closure to and cope with the pain
and sorrow these losses of life
have caused them. May they ulti-
mately find healing and peace."
Bob Covington, the neighbor
who Zinkhan dropped his chil-
dren off with after the shooting,
called Saturday's discovery "an-
other sad chapter to the story."
"For the community, the fami-
lies, his kids and this neighbor-
hood, this last chapter will
provide some healing," Coving-
ton said. "It's been two weeks of
people being on pins and nee-
dles, every time you see a police
car. I think this will ease a lot of
tension. People can get back to
their lives and move on from this
horrible tragedy."

Price of stamps

sing Monday
Associated Press
. WASHINGTON - Peel it and
weep: It'll cost an extra 2 cents to
mail a letter starting Monday.
The price of a first-class stamp will
climb to 44 cents, though people who
planned ahead and bought Forever
stamps will still be pay the lower rate.
It's the third year in a row that rates
have gone up in May under a new sys-
tem that allows annual increases as
long as they don't exceed the rate of
inflation for the year before.
While the increase will bring in
added income, the post office continues
'to struggle financially as more and
more lucrative first-class mail is di-
\verted to the Internet, and the recession
:.,discourages businesses from sending
r their usual volume of advertising.
iThe Postal Service, which does not
get a taxpayer subsidy for its opera-
tions, lost $2.8 billion last year and is
$2.3 billion in the hole just halfway
through this year.'
Postmaster General John Potter
has asked Congress for permission
to reduce mail delivery to five days
a week. The agency is offering early
retirement to workers, consolidat-
ing excess capacity in mail process-
ing and transportation networks,
realigning carrier routes, halting
construction of new facilities, freez-
ing officer and executive salaries at
2008 pay levels, and reducing travel
Even so. the rate increase is un-
likely to cover the losses and the pos-
sibility remains that the post office
could run out of money before the
end of the budget year. Sept. 30.
Potter has sought congressional
changes in how the post office pre-
pays for retiree health care, to cut its
annual costs by $2 billion.
While the new 44-cent rate covers
the first ounce of first-class mail, the
price for each additional ounce will
remain unchanged at 17-cents.
Postal officials estimate the in-
crease will cost the average house-
hold $3 a year.
Other changes taking effect Mon-
* The postcard stamp increases by
a penny to 28 cents.
* The first ounce of a large enve-
lope increases 5 cents to 88 cents.
* The first ounce of'a parcel in-
creases 5 cents to $1.22.
* New international postcard and
letter prices are, for one ounce, 75
cents to Canada; 79 cents to Mexico;
and 98 cents elsewhere.
Most Postal Service shipping serv-
ices prices were adjusted in January
and will not change in May.

Desperation amid war

Associated Press
A child sits with his mother in a car Saturday a� a refugee camp near Mardan in northwest Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of resi-
dents have fled fighting in the northwestern Swat Valley area after a new military offensive began against Taliban militants.

Pakistani refugees strule to survive as Taliban militants battle with troops

Associated Press

MINGORA. Pakistan - Civilians cow-
ered in hospital beds and trapped residents
struggled to feed theirchildren Saturday, as
Pakistani warplanes pounded a Taliban-
held valley in what the prime minister
called a "'war of the country's survival."
Warplanes and troops killed dozens of
entrenched militants Saturday in the as-
sault on northwestern Swat Valley, the
army said.
The offensive has prompted the flight of
hundreds of thousands of terrified resi-
dents, adding a humanitarian emergency
to the nuclear-armed nation's security, eco-
nomic and political problems. Desperate
refugees looted U.N. supplies in one camp,
taking blankets and cooking oil.
A suspected U.S. missile strike killed
nine people, mostly foreigners, in South
Waziristan, another militant stronghold
near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelli-
gence officials said. The identities of the
victims remained unclear.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani di-
rected millions of dollars to help the resi-

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A resident of Buner in Pakistan's Swat valley
looks back Friday at the destruction caused
by fighting between Taliban militants and
government security forces. Pakistani jets
screamed over a Taliban-controlled town Fri-
day and bombed suspected militant posi-
tions as hundreds of thousands fled in terror
and other trapped residents appealed for a
pause In the fighting so they could escape.
dents of a region where faith in the govern-*
ment is shaky, saying the army "can only be
successful if there is support of the masses."
Gilani held an emergency Cabinet meet-
irig Saturday. Speaking to reporters after-
ward, he called the Swat offensive a "war
of the country's survival" but said the mil-
itary could win.

Encouraged by Washington, Pakistan's
leaders launched the full-scale offensive
on Thursday to halt the spread of Taliban
control in districts within 60 miles of the
capital, Islamabad.
Pakistan's army is fighting to wrest Swat
and neighboring districts from militants who
dominate the adjoining tribal belt along the:
Afghan frontier, where U.S. officials say
Osama bin Laden is likely holed up.
Witness accounts indicate that scores of
civilians have already been killed or in-
jured in the escalatiAg clashes.
Even the medics are gone: Only three doc-
tors remained Saturday at the hospital in
Swat's main town, Mingora. Itwas unclear how
many people remained in Mingora, but one
resident too scared to try to flee said he was
running short of food for his three children.
"We have no electricity, no running
water, and we are almost out of food, milk
and other things. We do not know what to
do," Ikramullah Khan said.
The army says 12,000 to 15,000 troops in Swat
face 4,000 to 5,000 militants, including small
numbers of foreigners and hardened fighters
from the South Waziristan border region.

Nation/World BRIE

Most Santa Barbara fire
evacuations being lifted
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Thousands of
evacuees were tpld they could go home Satur-
day as a blanket of cool, moist air flowing in from
the ocean brought a dramatic change, taming the
wind-driven wildfire that had burned 80 homes.
Cheers erupted at an evacuation center when
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown announced
mandatory evacuation orders for most areas were
being downgraded to warnings, meaning residents
could return but would have to remain alert.
More than 30,000 people had been under
mandatory evacuation orders dating back as far
as Tuesday afternoon, when the fire erupted just
above Santa Barbara on the face of steep Santa
Ynez Mountains. An additional 23,000 had been
on evacuation standby.

Iraqi leader calls for
anti-corruption campaign
BAGHDAD - Iraq should launch an anti-cor-
ruption campaign that would match the fight it
has waged against insurgents and militias, the
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.
Corruption watchdog Transparency Interna-
tional rated Iraq in 2008 as the third most corrupt
country in the world after Somalia and Myanmar.
But the Iraqi government has long downplayed
the corruption riddling the country's ministries
and hamstringing its reconstruction efforts after
years of war.
Last month, Iraqi police went to arrest several
Trade Ministry officials, including two of the min-
ister's brothers, on charges of embezzling $7
million, but they were held off by security guards
until the wanted men could escape.,

New York City charging
rent at homeless shelters
NEW YORK - Even the homeless can't es-
cape the high price of a night in New York City.
City officials this month began charging rent to
some families staying in homeless shelters.
The policy applies only to shelter residents
who have income from jobs. They could be ex-
pected to pay up to half their earnings.
Some shelter residents say the new rule will
ruin their chances of saving enough money to
get an apartment. One single mother living in a
Manhattan shelter tells The New York Times she
got a letter saying she had to give up $336 of the
$800 she makes each month as a cashier.
The city says it is only charging people who
can afford to pay. About 2,000 families are ex-
pected to be covered by the new rule.

Injured British soldier
completes London Marathon
LONDON -A British soldier who lost the use of
his legs in a rocket attack in Iraq completed the Lon-
don Marathon, two weeks after starting the race.
Maj. Phil Packer set off April 26 and walked
the 26.2-mile course on crutches at a rate of two
miles a day.
Packer entered the marathon to support Help for
Heroes, a charity for wounded soldiers. He has raised
more than $900,000 and hopes to reach $1.5 million.
The 36-year-old military policeman has been a para-
plegic since he was injured in Basra in February 2008.
Packer crossed the finishing line Saturday and
said the feeling was bittersweet, because it fol-
lowed the deaths of four British soldiers in
Afghanistan in the last two days.
-From wire reports


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Explorer's quadricentennial

Events mark




Associated Press

The sculpture of Samuel de
Champlain gazes up the
lake he explored 400 years
ago this summer, opening
the way for Europeans who
made extensive use of the
waterway during their 200-
year struggle for control of
North America.
The bronze statue,
flanked by a crouching
Huron Indian and a French
soldier, is perched on the
lake side of the Champlain
Memorial Lighthouse, over-
looking the strait separating
New York and Vermont at
Lake Champlain's southern
Nearly a century ago, the
original 1858 lighthouse was
turned into a monument to
Champlain, after New York
and Vermont officials de-
.cided during 1909's tricen-
tennial celebrations that a
permanent memorial to the
French explorer was
Work on the memorial
began during a period when
,Champlain's legacy was
being re-examined by Amer-
ican historians, said Sylvie
Beaudreau, associate profes-
sor of history at Plattsburgh
State College. Renewed in-
terest in his exploits resulted
in several monuments being-
built in his honor in the
.Champlain Valley, joining the
nation's "landscape of mem-
ory," she said.
"By building all these
monuments, what Ameri-
cans did was make history
-visible," said Beaudreau,
one of the featured speakers
at a Champlain symposium
.scheduled for Burlington,
Vt., in early July.
This year, New York and
Vermont are commemorat-
ing the 400th anniversary of
Champlain's exploration of
the region with five months
-of public events around the
lake's shoreline. They range
from kid-friendly festivities

Associated Press
The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse is seen in Crown Point, N.Y. French explorer Samuel de Champlain's journeys 400
years ago this summer only took him through narrow parts of what would later become New York and Vermont, but
his imprint can still be found across the region.

such as parades and "pi-
rate" festival, to lake tours
and concerts.
New York is nearing com-
pletion. of a more than $2

million refurbishing of the
Champlain monument and
a nearby pier, both on the
state-owned Crown Point
campground. The project is

expected to be completed
by July 4, and visitors will
once again be able to climb
the lighthouse's interior
staircase to the narrow ob-

servation deck offering
views of the Vermont shore,
the Adirondack Mountains
and the neighboring Crown
Point State Historic Site.

* Southern Lake
Champlain Cruises,
Whitehall, N.Y., May to
October - Cruise the
lake's southern end
aboard the 60-foot Caril-
lon as it retraces some
of the routes taken by
historical figures from
1609 to the War of
1812. Dinner cruises of-
fered in July and August,
M Champlain Burling-
ton International Water-
front Festival, Burlington,
Vt., July 2 to 14 -
Music, comedy, film, the-
ater, dancing, new tech.
nology, lake ecology, and
special events including
history forums, lakeside
tours and waterfront ac.
tivities. Parade and fire-
works display, July 11.
* Crown Point State
Historic Site, Crown
Point - Site in the
1700s of French and
British fortifications.
Events include 18th cen-
tury military encamp-
ments (American
Revolution, July 25 to
26, and French and In.
dian War, Aug. 8 and 9),
Festival of Nations (Sept.
18 to 20), Web site nys
* Westport Heritage
Festival, Westport, Aug.
8 - Celebration of 400
years of boating on the
lake, with antique boat
parade and appearances
by the canal schooner
Lois McClure and the
Philadelphia II, a full-
scale replica of the
American gunboat sunk
on the lake by the British
during a 1776 battle,
* Sailboat Races -
Samuel de Champlpin
Cup Race at Rouses
Point', N.Y., July 4,
home. rr.com/2009sail-
ingclub, and 32nd an-
nual Mayor's Cup
Regatta at Plattsburgh,
July 11, www.mayors
For more, check out these
Web sites:
* www.discoverlake
* www.champlain

Universal language

City built for walking

Special to the Chronicle
Sami and Faina Atallah of Beverly Hills recently took a trip to the Philippines.
While there, Sami managed to fulfill a promise he made to himself to see one of
the ancient civil engineering and irrigation wonders of world - the famous Rice
Terraces of Ifugao. On the island of Luzon, 220 miles north of Manila, the "hang-
ing gardens" have been in existence for more than 2,000 years. The gardens are
tended for by aborigines, who speak in dialects different from any of those used
in the more than 7,000 islands that make up the country of the Philippines.
Above, Faina tries to converse with three elderly members of the Igorot tribe. Al-
though Faina is Filippina, they ended up communicating in English.


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sponsoring a photo con-
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send a photograph from
their Dream Vacation with a
brief description of the trip.
If it's selected as a win-
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panel of judges will select
the best photo during the
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General James Ed-
ward Oglethorpe
would be smiling
with pleasure if he could
see the fruition of his dream
to build a city of checker-
board-like squares being
enjoyed by thousands of
people every day. Twenty-
two squares of General
Oglethorpe's original plan
for Savannah, Ga., the city
he founded in 1733, help de-
fine the two square mile
area comprising one of the
largest designated Histori-
cal Preservation sites in the
United States.
Bull Street runs south
from the Savannah River
and Bay Street, and is inter-
rupted at every other block
by a carefully landscaped
square bearing the name of
some famous person. Each
square is crowned by a
statue of a notable such as
Oglethorpe (British general

NEIL SAWYER/Special to the Chronicle
Horse-drawn carriages are popular and one of the best
ways for viewing the beautiful and historical structures in
Savannah, Ga.

and philanthropist), - La- of historical sites, gardens,
fayette, Telfair, Pulaski and beautiful mansions
(General in the along any path
Continental Army . *, that is chosen.
who died in the . ..... We spent
Battle of Savan- three nights at
nah) and Chatham, the hotel-man-
to name a few. sion on Forsyth
San Antonio has Park, a restored
its River Walk, Victorian man-
Chicago a multi- sion, circa 1888,
plicity of entertain- across the
ing sites along Neil Sawyer street from 20-
Michigan Avenue, NTA NEOUS acre Forsyth
and San Francisco SPONTANEOUS Park Saturday
brags of .Golden TOUR GUIDE morning, we
Gate Park and had a picnic
Fisherman's Wharf. But, Sa- breakfast in the park and
vannah is unique-built for from a "safe" distance wit-
walking, offering a myriad nessed an early morning

wedding where a huge and
ornate fountain, as a back-
drop, glistened in the fil-
tered light of the rising sun.
Local residents walking
their dogs, a variety of active
birds, and many students
from a nearby art school,
kept our interest piqued.
After a short walk we
came upon the Gryphon Tea
Room on a corner across
from Madison Square
where Forrest Gump lin-
gered, awaiting his bus.
Having not noticed that we
had whiled away most of the
morning in the park, the

See GUIDE/Page A14

How do you treat the veterans in your community?

Here is an interesting ques- actions was a popular war, but
tion for you. How do you they all served the same purpose.
treat your veterans in your Once out of uniform, the respect
community? When they earned during
these men and women their time in service
were in uniform, they seems to have faded,
stood tall and walked and it is hard to recog-
with a gait that ex- nize a veteran on the
pressed just how proud street, unless you are
they were to serve their attending a memorial
country during their service for veterans.
military career, Each of them deserves
whether it was for a your salute for the sac-
four-year term or 20- to rifices they made dur-
30-year career Larry MacMillan ing their tenure of duty.
Things have changed VETERANS Two special days are
since World War II, VIEW set aside to honor our
Korea and Vietnam to armed forces and vet-
the end of mandatory erans in May, one of
service and the draft. Now it is an which is Armed Forces Day on
all volunteer armed forces, and Saturday, May 16, when we salute
they are voluntarily serving in for- all our current military personnel
eign lands to keep the war out of and veterans throughout the coun-
the United States. None of these try. The Aaron Weaver Chapter

776 Military Order of the Purple
Heart is having a special gather-
ing, with Rep. Ginny Brown Waite
as featured speaker.
Monday, May 25, the country
takes time out to attend Memorial
Day services at many cemeteries
to salute those who made the ulti-
mate sacrifice in all wars and con-
flicts which this country
voluntarily went to assist in many
parts of the world. National ceme-
teries will have special cere-
monies conducted by veterans
organizations and all branches of
service, nearby it Will be at
Florida's National Cemetery in
Bushnell. Thomas G. Bowman,
U.S. Department of Veterans Af-
fairs, will be the guest speaker
with patriotic music, a wreath
presentation and a fly over. Also,
plan on attending memorial serv-
ices sponsored by American Le-

gion Post 155 at three cemeteries
and the Hills of Rest Cemetery in
Floral City at 11 a.m. byVFW 7122
that will have special speakers
and picnics to salute heroes of
past and present conflicts.
Join the Citrus county compos-
ite Squadron of the Civil Air Pa-
trol to honor veterans by
sponsoring a wreath to be placed
at the Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell. This is part of the
Wreaths Across America in its
18th year and more than 300,000
wreaths later. Make sponsorship
checks payable to Wreaths Across
America, Civil Air Patrol, 201
Davis St., Beverly Hills, FL 34465.
The Veterans Economic Council
(VEDC) is open for business at the
County Resource Center and is
seeking Citrus County businesses
owned by veterans to get on board
and assist in bringing government

contracts to our area Volunteers are
also needed who are willing to do-
nate three hours a week to this ef-
fort. For information, call 527-5957.
During this month, take time out
to support troops and honor veter-
ans and those who gave the ulti-
mate sacrifice at ,local Armed
Forces Day and Memorial Day
ceremonies. As a comrade in
arms, I salute each and everyone
of you and thank you for your sac-
rifice to keep the freedoms we do
enjoy. God bless America.

LarryMacMillan is an 11-year
veteran of the U.S. Air Force
during the Korean and Vietnam
era and currently serves as the
public information officer for the
Citrus County Veterans Coalition.
He can be contacted by e-mail at

Veterans NOTES ....

* All Purple Heart recipients
and their guests are cordially in-
vited to attend an Armed
Forces Day picnic hosted by
Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776
Military Order of the Purple -
Heart. The picnic will take place
from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, at the pavil-
ion in Bicentennial Park off
U.S. 19 in Crystal River.
Come and share the cama-
raderie of fellow Purple Heart,
recipients and learn more about
the Military Order of the Purple
Heart, which is the only veter-
ans service organization com-
prised exclusively of combat -
veterans. Special guest will be
U.S. Representative Ginny
Brown-Waite, 5th Congres-
sional District, Florida.
Please join Chapter 776's
combat wounded veterans on
May 16 by e-mailihg info@cft-

ruspurpleheart.org or calling
Curt at 382-3847. ,
* The Veterans Apprecia-
tion Week Ad Hoc Coordinat-
ing Committee will conduct its
monthly coordination meeting
for Citrus County's 17th Annual
Veterans Appreciation Week at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20,
in the Conference Room of the
Citrus County Chronicle Build-
ing, 1624 North Meadowcrest
Blvd., Crystal River.
All veteran service organiza-
tions and individual veterans
are welcome and encouraged
to send representatives to par-
ticipate in the planning process.
Any organization or person de-
siring additional information
should contact Chairman Fred
Daniels by e-mail at fredinfloral-
city@wildblue.net or by phone
at 422-2449.
* Hunger and Homeless

Coalition -Anyone who
knows of a homeless veteran in
need of food, haircut, voter ID,
food stamps, medical assis-
tance or more blankets is asked
to call John Young at the
Hunger and Homeless Coalition.
at 628-4357, or pass along this
phone number to the veteran.
* Seabee Veterans of
America (SVA) Island X-23
welcomes all Seabees and
Honeybees to its monthly meet-
ing at 11:30 a.m. the third Tues-
day monthly at Crystal Paradise
Restaurant in Crystal River.
Luncheon at 1 p.m. May 12
will be at The Supper Club in
Crystal River.
* Disabled American Vet-
erans Gerald A. Shonk Chap-
ter 70 and Auxiliary 1039 N.
Paul Drive, Inverness, at the in-
tersection of Independence
Highway and U.S. 41.

DAV Chapter 70 and Auxil-
iary meetings are at 2 p.m. on
the second Tuesday monthly.
The DAV Chapter is open
from 9 a.m. to noon every
Tuesday to assist disabled vet-
erans. A service officer is avail-
able by appointment. Contact
Bill Geden at 341-6875.
For the Chapter, call Richard
Floyd, adjutant at 726-5031.
For the Auxiliary, call Lynn Ar-
mitage, adjutant at 341-5334.
* Seabee Veterans of
America Island X-18 All
Seabees, Honeybees, relatives
and friends are welcome to our
meetings and events. Meetings
are at 11 a.m. the second
Wednesday monthly at the VA
Office, 2804 Marc Knighton
Court, Lecanto. We have a
,short meeting, about one hour,
at the VA Office, then we will
eat lunch at a local restaurant

decided at the meeting. On the
third Wednesday monthly, we
have a luncheon.
Call Cmdr. David Puffer at
746-9327 or e-mail
* Citrus 40/8 Voiture 1219
and Cabane 1219 conducts its
meetings at 7 p.m. the second
Thursday monthly at the Ameri-
can Legion Post 155 on State
Road 44 in Crystal River (6585
E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway). For
,more about the 40/8, call the
Chef De Gare Richard Gannon
at 637-1236; for the Cabane,
call La Presidente Debi Gan-
non at 637-1236 or visit
* Eugene Quinn VFW Post
4337, 906 State Road 44 E., In-
verness, phone, 344-3495.
Karaoke is presented each
Sunday, Tuesday and Friday

Bar Bingo is played Monday
and Thursday afternoons and
Wednesday evening.
We serve Wings each Tues-
day evening and fish or chicken
on Friday evenings.
"Show Me The Money" is
played each Saturday from 1 to
3 p.m.
N The Red Tail Memorial
Chapter 136 of the Air Force
Association (AFA) will con-
duct its May meeting at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, at VFW Post
4337, 906 Highway 44 East, In-
verness, Florida 34450. It is
very important that AFA mem-
bers in South Marion, Citrus
and Sumter counties attend this
meeting. Guests are always
welcome to our meetings. Call
Mike Emig (352) 854-8328.

See VETS/Page A13

Your Care.

Cu C m i tment.

National Hospital Week -

May 10 -16, 2009 ,.

At Seven Rivers Regional, we're about
more than just great patient care. We're about
helping people pursue all of life's passions.
And it begins with the many people who
come together to give our hospital "A Healthy
Commitment In Changing Times." Thank you
to all of the Seven Rivers Regional team. Times
change. Your dedication remains.

We're grateful for your professionalism,
your experience and the gifts you bring to
the daily delivery of care. You're there for our
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May 11 to 15 MENUS

Breakfast- Mini dnnamon pan-
cakes, General Mills cereal, tater
tots, toast, milk variety, juice variety.
Lunch - Pepperoni pizza,
uncrustable grape PB&J, PB.
dippers, garden salad, carrots,
peaches, apple crisp, milk, juice.
Breakfast - Egg baked
omelet, General Mills cereal,
tater tots, toast, milk variety,
juice variety.
Lunch - Chicken & rice,
hamburger, salad shaker, gar-
den salad, green beans, apple-
sauce, crackers, milk, juice.
Breakfast -Apple muffin,
General Mills cereal, toast, milk
variety, peach cup.

Lunch - Turkey
chicken nuggets, P
garden salad, sweE
bake, corn, mixed f
Maid juice bar, milk
Breakfast- Brea
pizza, General Mills
milk variety, juice var
Lunch - Spagh
meat sauce, mozz;
MaxStix, salad sha
salad, peas, baked
pears, crackers, m
Breakfast - Scr
with cheese, cheese
bread, tater tots, gi
ety, juice variety.
Lunch - Chicke
tuna salad on bun,
garden salad, gree

' wrap, plesa ce, Minute Maid juice
'B dippers, bar, milk, juice.
fruit, Minute Monday:
k, juice. Breakfast - Sausage, egg
and cheese biscuit, MVP break-
.kfast sausage fast, General Mills cereal, grits,
cereal, toast, toast, milk variety, juice variety.
iety. Lunch - Pepperoni pizza,
etti with chicken nuggets, breaded
arella chicken salad plate, garden
iker, garden salad, green beans, sweet po-
1 french fries, tato bake, peaches, crackers,
ilk, juice. milk, juite.
rambled eggs Breakfast - Apple muffin,
sy loco MVP breakfast, tater tots, grits,
rits, milk vari- milk variety, juice variety.
Lunch - Spaghetti with
an tenders, meat sauce, hamburger, chef
PB dippers, salad plate, garden salad,
�n beans, ap- mixed veggies, pasta salad,

baked frenph fries, roll, apple-
sauce, crackers, milk, juice.
Breakfast - Egg and cheese
biscuit, MVP breakfast, General
Mills cereal, grits, toast, milk va-
riety, peach cup.
Lunch --Comdog, chicken
and rice, tuna salad plate, gar-
den salad, cornm, seasoned noo-
dles, green beans, mixed fruit,
juice bar, crackers, milk, juice.
Breakfast - Breakfast sausage
pizza, MVP breakfast, tater tots,
grits, milk variety, juice variety.
Lunch -.Cheese pizza, or-
ange chicken plate, turkey
salad plate, garden salad, car-
rots, pears, crackers, apple
crisp, milk, juice.

Breakfast - Ham, egg and
cheese biscuit, MVP breakfast,
General Mills cereal, grits,
toast, milk variety, juice variety.
' Lunch - Chicken tenders,
tuna salad on bun, garden
salad, broccoli, peaches,
Minute Maid juice bar, cake
with vanilla icing, milk, juice.
Breakfast - Sausage, egg
and cheese biscuit, MVP break-
fast, General Mills cereal, tater
tots, grits, toast, milk variety,
juice variety.,
Lunch - Chicken & rice,
hamburger, pizza, hoagie,
breaded chicken salad plate,
garden salad, mixed vegeta-
bles, corn, Minute Maid juice
bar, french fries, crackers, milk.

Breakfast -Apple muffin,
MVP breakfast, tater tots, grits,
milk variety, juice variety.
Lunch - Orange chicken
plate, chicken sandwich, pizza,
chef salad plate, garden salad,
carrots, corn, baked beans,
french fries, pears, crackers, milk.
Breakfast - Egg and cheese
biscuit, MVP breakfast, General
Mills cereal, tater tots, grits,
toast, milk variety, juice variety.
Lunch - Broasted chicken,
hamburger, combo hoagie,
pizza, PB dippers, turkey salad
plate, garden salad, corn, broc-
coli, mixed fruit, french fries,
roll, crackers, milk.

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Continued from Page A12

* The AmVets William
Crow Post 447, 33 Risher Ave.,
Inglis, will have a fundraiser and
open karaoke on Saturday, May
16, from 2 to 6 p.m. Dinner will
include sirloin tip roast, baked
potato, gravy, buttered com,
salad, roll, and dessert. $8 do-
nation. Public invited. To-go or-
ders, call 447-4473.
* American Legion Post
155 events for the week of May
10 to 16:
Today: Mother's Day Special,
Breakfast 8:30 to 11 a.m., $5.
Dart tournament 6 p.m., Steak
Tuesday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Bingo 1 to.4 p.m. E-Board
meeting 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Chicken "hot
wings" noon to 3 p.m. Chicken
parmesan dinner 5 to 7 p.m.,
$5. Live music 6 to 10 p.m. Le-
gion Riders meeting 6 p.m.
Thursday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Bingo 1 to 4 p.m. Show Me
the Money 5 p.m. 40/8 Voiture
1219 and Cabane 1219 meeting
7 p.m. Friday: Auxiliary Din-
ner/Law Officer & Fire Fighter of.
the Year Banquet 5 to 7 p.m., $6.
Live music 6.to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Pool tournament 2
p.m. Honor Guard meeting 10
a.m., Armed Forces Day.
Call Cmdr. Jim Woodman at
795-6526 or visit www.postl55
.org. ...
0 � Joe ttiito Memorial-'
VFW Post 7122, 8191 S.
Florida Ave., Floral City, 637-
0100; week of May 10 to 16:
Today: Happy Mother's Day.
Victor's wimpy burgers two for
$1 served from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Bingo at 3 p.m.
sponsored by the Ladies & Men's
Auxiliaries, guests welcome.
Wednesday: Wings three for.

$1 karaoke by Mark B from 4 to
7 p.m., guests welcome.
Thursday: Men's Auxiliary
meeting 7 p.m:
Friday: All-you-can-eat fish
(fried, baked or blackened) $7
or a three piece fried chicken
dinner, served from 4 to 7 p.m.
Karaoke by Roger from 6 to 9
p.m. Guests welcome.
Saturday: Dinner/Dance.
Surf & turf $11.50, rib-eye steak
or butterfly shrimp $9.50 served
from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by The
Carriers from 6 to 9 p.m.
Guests welcome.
. Sunday, May 17: District 7
Convention Lunch at noon, $6.
Convention and election of offi-
cers 1 p.m. Members only.
* VFW Post 7991, 3107 W.
Dunnellon Road, Dunnellon,
(352) 489-1772.
Today: Happy Mother's Day.
Bring your mother, wife or
friends in for a great breakfast,
and support your local VFW.
Full breakfast menu: eggs,
bacon, sausage, biscuits, home
fries, pancakes, grits, toast, cof-
fee and juice, all for $5. Chil-
dren 12 and younger $3. Open
to the public.
Wednesday: Bingo, starting
at 1 p.m. Open to the public.
Friday: Bingo, starting at 1
p.m. Sandwiches or hot dogs
are available. Open to the pub-
Thursday, May 21: Post
meeting, social hour from 5 to 6
p.m. Meeting starts at 6 p.m.
This a very important meeting,
come on members, lets all ..
show our support.
We are a non-smoking post,
but we do have a large smok-
ing patio available. Men and
women interested in joining,
please come in and talk to us.
* Dumas-Hartson VFW
Post 8189 west on Veterans
Drive across from Hariey
Davidson dealership an-

ounces events for May. Games start at 6 p.m. Food
Today: Happy Mothers Day available.
to all. Mixed doubles pool at Pancake breakfast every
3 p.m. third Saturday of the month
Wednesday: 2 p.m. bingo from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you
with lunch open to public, can eat for a $4 donation.
Friday:, Beef tips, open to Third Saturday Outdoor Flea
public $6:' Market held monthly on our
Sunday, May 17, District premises. Vendors $10. Call
meeting in Floral City 1 p.m. Larry Jones for information at
Wednesday, May 20: Bingo 522-0177. '
and lunch open to public. U The H. F.Nesbitt VFW
Friday, May 22: Cold plate Post 10087 in Beverly Hills off
stuffed tomatoes with tuna or County Road 491, across the
chicken salad, open to public. street from ROC's 491 Sports
Sunday,i May 24: Bingo with Bar and directlybehind the new
lunch 2 p.m. open to public. Superior Bank will host a Memo-
Monday; May 25: Memorial rial Day Picnic from noon to 3
Day, 2 p.m. hot dogs and ham- p.m. on May 25after the Memo-
burgers:for all. rial Day services at Fero Memo-
Wednesday, May 27: Bingo rial Gardens Cdmetery at 11 a.m.
with lunch open to public. Price $6 one burger, one hot
Friday, May 29: Shepherd's dog, one sausage & peppers,
pie meal. , potato salad and beans. Music,
Sunday, May 31: Mixed dou- by Jack & Sh'eila for the after-
bles pool league 3 p.m. noon.
For more information, call This event.,is sponsored by
795-5012.:; the VFW Men's Auxiliary of
N The American Legion Post 10087 by ticket only and
Wall-Rives Post 58, 10730 only 150 tickets will be sold.
U.S. 41, Dunnellon. U Aaron A. Weaver Chap-
Wall-Rives Post 58 The ter 776 Military Order of the
American Legion will be having Purple Heart (MOPH) will con-
a Memorial Day ceremony at duct its bimonthly meeting at
noon on Monday May 25, at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at
their Post on U.S. Highway 41 . the Caf6 of the Citrus County
just north of Walmart. Barbecue Resource CenterVNA Clinic,
lunch to follow. Public is invited 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court,
to attend. Lecanto (west side of County
Regular meeting of the Post Road 491 approximately 1 mile
and Auxiliary is on the first north of C.R. 486).
Wednesday of the month start- All combatweunded veter-
ing at 7 p.m .. :ans and parents spouses, sib-
Dunnellon Young Marines . hngs and lineal descendants of-`
" meets eery luesday evening n"'living or decesed Purple Heart
from 6to 9 p.m. recipients are cordially invited
Bingo is held every Thursday to attend the meeting and to .
evening. Doqrs open 4 p.m. become a Chapter 776 mem-

WWA V V 1 .

ber. Military Order of the Purple
Heart life membership is $50.
There are no chapter dues. To
learn more about Aaron A.
Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH,
visit the Chapter 776 Web site
at www.citruspurpleheart.org or
call 382-3847.
* The Dan Campbell Air-
borne Association meets at
6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday
monthly at American Legion
Post 155, 6585 Gulf-to-Lake
Highway (State Road 44), Crys-
tal River. All current and previ-
ous Airborne members and
their wives are welcome to join
us. Call Steve Leonard at
* The Marine Corps
League, Samuel R. Wall De-
tachment 1139 will conduct its
regular meeting at 7 p.m. the
third Wednesday monthly at
DAV Post 70 in Inverness at the
intersection of Independence
Avenue and U.S. 41 North. All
former Marines are welcome.
Call Tom Heron at 637-2724 or
Joe Spoto at 746-3315.
* Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW
Post 8698, 520 State Road 40
East, Inglis (352) 447-3495.
Men's meeting is at 7:30 p.m.
the third Wednesday monthly.
Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5
p.m. the third Wednesday
Men's Auxiliary meets at 7
p.m. the second Monday
House Committee meets at 6:
p m. the third Wednesday
O Fleet Reserve Associa-
tion, Branch 186 will meet at 3
p.m. the third Thursday monthly
at the DAV Building, Independ-

ence Highway and U.S. 41
North, Inverness. Call Bob
Huscher, secretary, at
* Herbert Surber American
Legion Post 225 meets the
third Thursday monthly at the
Floral City VFW Post 7122, call
to order 7:30 p.m. The mem-
bership invites all eligible veter-
ans to come and join us as we
plan for the future of our Post.
* The Herbert Surber
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 225 meets at 7:30 p.m. the
third Thursday monthly at the
Floral City VFW Post 7122 on
U.S. 41, Floral City. Contact
Marcia Gallagher, membership
chairwoman, at 860-1629.
Come and join this newly re-
chartered unit and be a part of
the great accomplishments and
projects in the American Legion
* Beverly Hill Memorial
American Legion Post 237,
4077 N. Lecanto Highway, in
the Beverly Plaza invites inter-
ested veterans to apply for
membership or transfer. Sons
of the American Legion and
Ladies Auxiliary units are now
forming. Membership meeting
fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Sun-
day darts at 3 p.m. with
karaoke following. Other activi-
ties being planned. All sporting
events available on five TVs.
Visit, or phone the post at
* Marine Corps League,
Gitrus County Detachment i
81.9 will meet at 7,p.m the last
Thursday monthly at VFW Post
10087 in Beverly Hills. Call
Commandant Robert Deck at


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sick? How do you treat a
pig with swine flu? Do you
just tell them to drink a lot
of liquids and get
plenty of bed
rest? What is a
pandemic? Is
that what we
used to call an
epidemic? Is it
like Mumbai and
Bombay? Or are
they two differ-
ent things? How .
many times can
you say "pan- MUI
demic" in one
newscast? Is once too little,
is 500 too much? Should we
close the borders? Should
we only let viruses with
passports through? Can
you catch swine flu if you
fly first class? How many
people died last year be-
cause of plain, old, regular,
non-swine flu? How many
died in car accidents?
45,000? When will the TV
networks have a feeding,
frenzy on that? When
someone with swine flu
dies in an automobile acci-
dent, no doubt.
Who do you think will
pass swine flu on to you?
Your grandchildren?
Someone in your doctor's
waiting room? A grocery-
store shopping cart? That
guy who didn't wipe down
the treadmill at the gym?,
I know where I got it The
Flu family lives next door.
Whatever they have today,
I'll get in about a week
Only two of them are
bedridden right now. Their
other four children are
handing out "How to Pre-
vent Swine Flu" fliers
around the neighborhood. I
took mine with latex gloves
and tossed it in the trash,.
then threw the glove away,
but I couldn't figure out
how to take off the second
glove without touching it.
I watched "One Flu Over
the Cuckoo's Nest" last
night, a special documen-
tary on the coming swine
flu pandemic. They had to
put it on last night because
according to the show, it's
highly probable ithat no one
on earth will be alive to
watch it in a month or two,
which will severely cut into

the TV station's advertising
revenue. It replaced their.
normally scheduled showv
the highly rated, self-given
award show, "Scaring the
Crap Out of You Nightly!".
The back of,
my throat, is
starting to feel
scratchy and
my nose is
stuffed up. I
guess I should
just get on the
phone and say
my goodbyes
IM now.
" Hello ,
LLEN Mary? I just
wanted you to
know you were the best sis-
ter a brother could have."
"Who is this?"
"Your brother, who do
you think?"
"You can't borrow any
money I put four kids
through college while you
were out golfing and gam-
bling. Call Las Vegas if you
need money They'll remem-
ber you. Just say, 'Put it all on
red!' They'll know who you
are. They say there's a sucker
born every minute, but you
are a sucker octuplet"
"This isn't about money
Swine flu has got its porky
hooves around my neck
and it's squeezing for all it's
worth. It's getting dark, I'm
having a hard time breath-
ing, my chest hurts. I'm
sneezing and coughing."
"Of course you're cough-
ing and sneezing. Your of-
fice is a pigsty Ever hear of
a vacuum cleaner? It
wouldn't surprise me if
they traced the origin of
swine , flu right to your
house. A pig that lives in
close proximity to humans,
isn't that what they say
caused it? You're the pig
living close to humans!"
"Isn't ittime we let bygones
be bygones? I see the light,
I'm going toward the light"
"Do me a favor, when you
get to the light, find your al-
lergy medicine and take it.
The pollen count, was
through the roof today.,
That's why you're sneezing
and coughing." Talk about
a flash-in-the-pandemic.

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inviting facade of the
Gryphon lured us inside for
an early lunch. In its prior
life, the Gryphonl902), pan-
eled elaborately ih mahogany
with beautiful stained glass,
was a pharmacy and soda
fountain. From our bay win-
dow seat we coj4 observe,
the traffic around the square:
horse-drawn caiages, tour
trolleys and 'destrians,
which, combined vere as en-
tertaining as the park we had
just left.
Having walked a bit over a
mile from the hotel, we fi-
nally arrived at the river-
front early in the afternoon,
but not before we stopped at
Leopold's Ice Cream Parlor.
Leopold's, on East Brough-
ton Street, enjoys the same
tradition in ice cream circles
as does The Lady and Son's
eatery, owned and operated
by the famous Paula Deen,
among foodies. Leopold's
continues to use much of the
same equipment that they
used at opening in 1919. Any
attempt to describe their de-
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ice cream would fall far short
of its mark
Now to the waterfront!
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' John and Clarice Harper
of Inverness celebrated
their 60th wedding anniver-
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May 6, 1949, in Brooklyn,
N.Y .
The Harpers have three
daughters, Ann Lukin, Mar-
garetville, N.Y, Pat Terwil-
legar and husband Butch,
]rooklyn, N.Y, and Susan
Cassella, Inverness,- who
',ill all be here for a family
get-together. They also have
eight grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren
*ith one on the way.
Mr. Harper is a retired
N.YC. Police Department

crossing guard and Mrs.
Harper worked for Postal
Transportation (mail trains).
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Savannah Lynn
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Feb. 17, 2009. Savan-
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Crystal Moores, for-
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Hills, and John Gard-
ner of Bradenton.
She is the baby sister
of Kaitlyn Gardner.
Maternal grand-
mother is Jeannie
Bergstrom and nana
Kathy Wood, both of
Inverness. Paternal
grandparents are Pat
and John Gardner of
Wooddale, Ill.

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A1I SIiNnAY MAY 10. 2009

The Citrus County Animal
Control Shelter has online list-
ings of impounded animals at
animal control.citrus.fl.us. Select
"Animal Type," etc. and search.
The shelter is in Inverness
near the airport. The shelter "
phone hours are 8 a.m. to clos-


Your Birthday: In the year ahead,
you are likely to establish two pri- '
mary objectives. Neither will be
easy to achieve, but if you're victo-
rious in your efforts, each will con-
tribute to major advancements
taking place in your life.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Any
obstructions that have been block-
ing you from your desires will be
Jifted. Once you know the coast is
clear, you'll move on it quickly.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) - Lis-
ten to an entrepreneurial friend try-
ing to partner you with someone
who could be beneficial to your ca-
reer. This person's drives and in-
terests parallel yours.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -Al-
though it might require a lot of
dedication and strong effort on
your part, what you do at this time
to bolster a meaningful objective
or a career-enhancing goal will
pay off in spades.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) - If you
believe the odds are in your favor

when it comes to a calculated risk,
this is the' day to go for it. Some-
times taking a gamble can ad-
vance something that will better
your life.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -The
timing could be right to implement
a change that could benefit your
entire household. Instead of
dwelling on what could be, make
things happen.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - It
doesn't matter who authors a
good idea; the important thing is
what it can do for you. So if a
great suggestion comes out of the
mouth of even a child, use it.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -
Being industrious on a day most
people take off might mean more
to you than taking a break. Re-
gardless of what you do, it'll be im-
portant that you do good work
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -
Although you are looking for
something fun to do, it needs to be
an activity that elevates your self-

esteem. Try your hand at a game
of golf, tennis or any sport in which
you excel.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - If
there is some kind of domestic
duty or project left undone, make it
a top priority. It is an excellent time
to tackle what seemed difficult to
do just yesterday.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -
The latest interest that has cap-
tured your fancy might occupy
your time, which isn't all that bad.
In fact, you need something to do
in order to get your juices flowing.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) - Al-
though Lady Luck favors your fi-
'nancial well-being, unless you
take an active role in bringing it
about, it will never happen. The
ball is in your court.
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Even though this may be a day of
rest for some, you might not want
to waste all your productive en-
ergy. You're capable of accom-
plishing substantial achievements.

Today s MOVIESm

Citrus Cinemas 6 - Inverness; 637-3377
"Star Trek" (PG-13) 10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:35
p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (PG-13) 11 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.,
7:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes.
"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (PG-13) 11:45 a.m.,
2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
"Obsessed" (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25
p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:10 p.m.
"17 Again" (PG-13) 11:10 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
"State of Play" (PG-13) 7:10 p.m., 10:05p.fm

Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864
"Star Trek" (PG-13) 10:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:10
p.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30

p.m., 9:55 p:m., 10:25 p.m. No passes.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (PG-13) 10:30 a.m.,
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30
p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:10
p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:40 p.m. No passes.
"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (PG-13) 11:10 a.m.,
1:35 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.
"The Soloist" (PG-13) 10:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 4:15
p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10 p.m.
"Fighting" (PG-13) 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
"Obsessed" (PG-13) 10:50 a m, 1:50 p.m., 4:20
p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:20 p.m.
"17 Again" (PG-13) 10:40 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:40 p.m.

Visit www.chrohicleonline.comin for area movie listings
and entertainment information.

ing, and it is open for adoptions
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday and from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call
the Citrus County Animal Shel-

ter at 726-7660.
Financial assistance for
spaying and neutering of an
adopted pet is available
through the Humanitarians of
Florida at 563-2370 or from
the Humane Society of Citrus
County at 341-2222.

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11 Felony .
16Be frugal
21 Martini fruit
24Fruity drink'
25 Dug for ore
26Mountain ridge
27Make changes in
28Battery terminal
2901d French coin
30A Muse
31 Eye part
32Shade tree
35Teacher, at times
38Boca -
40Let fall
41- Francisco
42Jason's ship
44Little islands
45Charged particle
47Pen point
49Jousting weapon
54Long or Coney
60As blind as--
62Doily material
63Dairy product
65Tit for -
66Dollars and cents
68AII (prefix)
69- Grande
70Greek letter
71 Under the covers
72Middling (hyph.)
74Spanish painter
76Took it easy

for short 147 Saying

83After-dinner candy
84Reply (abbr.)
85Demand .
88Skating venue
89Cook a certain
901ron restraints


148 Hackneyed
149 Sign of the Zo-
diac A "
150 Moved slowly
151 Bovine creature
152 Flowed back
153 Beautiful party-
154 Like a grogshop


97Garment for a rani 1 Heavenly body

99Kimono sash
100 Region
102 Apple remnant
103 Fundamental
104 Regret
105 English and
107 Pleat
108 Proverbial waste
109 Tableland
110 Ardor
111 Place, as troops
113 Lissome
114 Tribal emblem
115 Shoe part
117 Kind of dancer
118 Expression of
119 Hardware item
121 Classified items
124 Phooey!
126 Wharton or
128 Antenna
132 Punta - Este
133 Winglike part
134 Seize
135 Irrigate
139 Cakes and -
140 To pieces

2 Girl down the rab-
bit hole
3 Less
4 Holiday time
5 Directed
6 Twinkler
7 "Gone With the
8 Aid and -
9 Driver
10 American writer
11 Mild cigar
12Look back on old
13Currier's partner
15Church official
16Shrimp dish
17Kith and -
18Graven images
19TV, radio, etc.
30Work unit
31"- a boy!"
33Big Ben's city
36Diplomat's forte
39Had a snack
40Letters in genet-

43Expressed a be-
46Cry at bullfights
50Die down
51 City in Brazil
53Got older
54Villain in Shake-
55Mythical creature
58Writer - Jong
61 Flowing garments
67-, stock, and
72Rich fabric
73Walking stick
77- Minor
79Be fond of
82Grow weary
84Nest on a height
87Loos or Bryant
88Wash cycle
90Attach firmly
91 Leggy bird
93Kind of engine
96- Roman Em-
97Window part
101 Difficult experi-
102 Work together

103 Tub washing
106 Explosive stuff .
1107 A state (abbr.)
108 Tightrope (2
109 Burrowing ani-
112 Liquid measures
113 Kindled
114 Cravat
116 Formal speaker
118 Relative
120 A continent
121 -apple
122 Storehouse
123 Blackboard
125 Eat a little of
127 Was bold
129 Big
130 Fudd or Gantry
131 -, willing and
134 Fluent
136 Indigo dye
137 Asian weight
138 If not
141 Itinerary (abbr.)
143 Sphere
144 Wonderful
('60s slang)
145 Winter mo.
146 Poem


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Mother's Day special

Dear Annie: Please print this for my ried. She didn't raise me. I was an adult
mother on Mother's Day. I read it in when she joined our family.
Ann Landers' column many years I have learned to love this woman and ap-
ago and thought it was perfect - Nolan in preciate her and her generous heart. Not
Florida only has she brought love and kindness into
Dear Nolan: With pleasure. Here it is: my father's life, she has also loved my fam-
To a one-in-a-million Mom, to ily and me. She has supported us
you, dear lady, for all the dreams in every way with her sharing
you dreamed for us. Not one of , and giving spirit She has never
us became the ballerina or vo- forgotten us on our birthdays or
calist or pianist or doctor or on holidays, and often the gifts
lawyer you were hoping for. The she gives are something she has
boys didn't become millionaires made with her own hands.
and the girls didn't learn to I would like to pay tribute to
speak six languages. Instead we her today. I love her and want
are the children who forgot to her to know how grateful I am for
say "thank you" when it proba- all she has done for my husband,
bly would have meant a lot to my children, my father and me.
you. We are the ones who talked - A Stepdaughter in Grand
when we should have listened. ANNIE'S Rapids
We are the little tykes who woke Dear Stepdaughter. Your step-
you before dawn to serve you the MAILBOX mother sounds wonderful. And
breakfast-in-bed birthday spe- so do you. Be sure to show her a
cial - burnt toast; weak tea, unscrambled copy of this and tell her you wrote it She
eggs and half-raw bacon, swimming in will be thrilled.
grease. We gathered around your bed and And finally, dear readers, the poem that
sang "Happy Birthday, Dear Mommy." You always brings a tear to our eyes:
.pretended to he thrilled and tried your The Time Is Now
darndest to eat the mess we had brought to
your be'd. If you are ever going to love me,
Our childhood is over and here are the Love me now, while I can know
"thank-yous," many years overdue. Thank The sweet and tender feelings
you for being there when we needed you. Which from true affection flow.
Thanks for being our tower of strength Love me now
when you needed support yourself Thank While I am living,
you for believing in us when we had trou- Do not wait until I'm gone
ble believing in ourselves. Thank you for And then have it chiseled in marble,
saying what we needed to hear and for Sweet words on ice cold stone.
knowing when silence meant more than If you have tender thoughts of me
words. Your wisdom seemed to come from Please tell me now.
a place that none of us could ever figure If you wait until I am sleeping
out. Never to awaken,
Thank you, Mom, for allowing us to There will be death between us
dream our own dreams, even though your And I won't hear you then.
dreams were more glamorous. And thank So, if you love me, even a little bit;
you, too, for never letting on when we dis- Let me know it while I am living
appointed you. So I can treasure it.
Most of all, Mom, thank you for giving us _ _
the room we needed to grow and the free-
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hope that we can do half as well with our Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edi-
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S Section B- SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009


* MLB/B3
* Golf, lndycar/B5
* Entertainment/B6


NBA, Olympic coach Chuck Daly dies at 78

Hall ofFamer

won gold medal

with Dream Team
Associated Press
DETROIT - Chuck Daly, who
coached the Dream Team to the
Olympic gold medal in 1992 after
winning back-to-back NBA cham-
pionships with the Detroit Pis-
tons, has died. He was 78.
He died Saturday morning in

Jupiter with his family by his side,
the Pistons said. The team an-
nounced in March the Hall of
Fame coach was being treated for
pancreatic cancer.
Daly was renowned for creating
harmony out of diverse personali-
ties at all levels of the game,
whether they were Ivy Leaguers at
Pennsylvania, Dream Teamers
Michael Jordan and Charles
Barkley, or Pistons as dissimilar as
Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars.
"It's a players' league. They
allow you to coach them or they
don't," Daly once said. "Once they

stop allowing you
to coach, you're
on your way out"
Daly was voted
one of the 10
greatest coaches
of the NBAs first
half-century in
Chuck 1996, two years
' Daly after being in-
won 2 titles with ducted into the
Detroit Pistons. Basketball Hall of
Fame. He was the
first coach to win both NBA and
Olympic titles.
Daly had a career regular-season

record of 638-437 in 13 NBA sea-
sons. In 12 playoff appearances, his
teams went 75-51. He left Detroit as
the Pistons' leader in regular-sea-
son and playoff victories.
NBA commissioner David Stern
said the "void left by his death will
never be filled."
"Chuck did much more than
coach basketball games," he said
in a statement. "He positively im-
pacted everyone he met, both per-
sonally and professionally, and his
love of people and the game of
basketball helped develop the
next generation of coaches."

Daly had a golden touch at the
Barcelona Games with the likes of
Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Jor-
dan and Barkley, using a different
lineup every game.
"Chuck did a good job of keep-
ing us together," Bird said. "It was-
n't about who scored the most
points. It was about one thing:
winning the gold medal."
Daly humbled the NBA super-
stars by coaching a group of college
players to victory in a controlled
scrimmage weeks before the
See DALY/Page B5

Cejka still holding on

Z?. Asco.i..iL. Presn
dAlex Cejka blasts from a greenside bunker on the 11th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament on Satur-
day at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beachaq. Cejka birdied the hole and leads by five strokes heading into the final day of the tournament.

Leader willpair with Tger Woods on fimdnal day The Players Championship

Associated Press

Alex Cejka made a 5-foot birdie
putt on the final hole to end a
wild and steamy Saturday at The
Players Championship that left
yet another surprising develop-
ment: Tiger Woods in the final
Cejka kept out of the water
over the closing holes and
wound up with an even-par 72 to
build a five-shot lead, the largest
after three rounds in the 36
years of this prestigious event.
But the work might just be
starting. He has a date Sunday in
the final group with the world's
No. 1 player.
Woods appeared to be strug-
gling throughout the scorching
afternoon, where temperatures
climbed into the 90s. He had to
hit one shot left-handed from the

base of a pine. He made a putt
from 50 feet and'niissed others
from inside 10 feet.
But he got a huge break at the
end of his round.
He two-putted for birdie on
the 16th and made a slick 8-foot
birdie on the island-green 17th
before again hitting his tee shot
into the trees, about a yard away
from where he was on Friday.
But his 6-iron came out hot and
toward the left side, running
through the green and tumbling
toward the water until the
Bermuda rough grabbed the ball
a foot from going into the pond.
Woods chipped to 4 feet and
saved par for an even-par 70.
He left the course not knowing
he would improve 20 positions to
a tie for second, let alone play in
the last group.
"You figured some of the guys
would shoot 3- or 4-under-par


Alex Cejka
Tiger Woods
Relief Goosen
Jonathan Byrd
Ben Crane
Henrik Stenson
lan Poulter
Brian Davis
John Malllnger
Kevin Na


Complete scores on Page B4

today, but it's just not happening
out there," Woods said.
Instead, everyone went the
other direction.
Cejka was at 11-under 205, and
looked fairly steady considering
the chaos going on around hiri.
Henrik Stenson was two shots
behind until he bogeyed three of
the last five holes, nearly chip-

ping into the water on the 16th.
He wotnd up with a 73, and was
in the six-way tie for second that
included Woods, two-time U.S.
Open champion Retief Goosen
(71), Jonathan Byrd (71), Ben
Crane (72) and Ian Poulter, who
didn't make a single birdie on his
way to a 75.
In Woods' only victory this
year since returning from knee
surgery, he matched his PGA
Tour best with a five-shot come-
back against Sean O'Hair in the
final pairing at Bay Hill.
This will be first time on the
PGA Tour that Cejka has held an
outright lead going into the final
round, and it helps that the matr-
gin is five. The uncertainly is
how he reacts to such a massive
gallery and the energy that
Woods seems to attract.
"It's going to be tough," Cejka


fails last

drug test

Driver suspended


Associated Press
Mayfield was suspended indefi-
nitely by NASCAR on Saturday
for failing a random drug test, be-
coming the first
driver to violate a
toughened new
policy that went
into effect this
Mayfield tested
positive for a
banned sub-
stance last week- Jeremy
end at Richmond Mayfield
International suspended
Raceway. from racing.
"In my case, I
believe that the combination of a
prescribed medicine and an over
the counter medicine reacted to-
gether and resulted in a positive
drug.test," Mayfield said in a
statement. "My doctor and Iare
working with both Dr. (David)
Black and NASCAR to resolve
this matter."
Black of Aegis Sciences Corp.
in Nashville, Tenn., has worked
on testing programs with the
NFL, Indy Car and more than 70
NCAA Division I colleges.
NASCAR spokesman Jim
Hunter would not reveal what
banned substance Mayfield used,
but Hunter said it was not an al-
cohol-related offense.
"There is no place for sub-
stance abuse in our sport,"
Hunter said.
NASCAR also suspended two
crew members for failed tests at
Tony Martin, a crew member
for the car John Andretti drove
last weekend at Richmond, and
Ben Williams, a crew member
for the Nationwide Series car
Matt Kenseth drove last week-
end, were both suspended in-
Mayfield, who is driving a car
this season he owns himself,
failed to qualify for Saturday
night's Sprint Cup race at Dar-
lington Speedway.
The suspension applies to
Mayfield's roles as owner and
driver of the No. 41 Toyota. Al-
though the car can race next
See NASCAR/Page B4

Longoria drives in five runs as Rays down Red Sox, 14-5




Tampa Bay looks to lock up 7th straight series over Boston
Associated Press Zobrist and Akinori Iwamura Tampa Bay can win its seventh
each drove in two runs, for straight series - including last
BOSTON - The Boston Red Tampa Bay, which has won seven fall's ALCS - against Boston on
3ox are having trouble getting of 10. The Rays, who lost Friday Sunday night when Matt Garza is
Evan Longoria out with runners night's series opener 7-3, also scheduled to face Red Sox ace
n base. At least, they have some have won six of nine against- Josh Beckett in the finale. Garza is
company Boston this season. 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA in two starts
Longoria homered and drove in Longoria's homer offJon Lester against the Red Sox this year.
ive runs to raise his major league- hit the top of the center-field wall "We try to win every series.
leading total to 44 RBIs, leading and bounced over after Carl Every series is important," said
he Tampa Bay Rays to a 14-5 win Crawford walked, making it 2-0 Baldelli, who helped Tampa Bay
)ver the Red Sox on Saturday. three batters into the game. It was win the pennant last year. "That's
"I feel good," said Longoria, last his 11th of the season and fifth what you try to do, if you can win
ear's AL Rookie of the Year.."My against the Red Sox. every series, you're doing pretty
wing is right where I want it to be "He's just locked in," Rays man- well. I think we'll come out ready
nd the guys have been getting on ager Joe Maddon said of his young to play like we always do."
lot. That helps a lot It seems like star "Every at-bat is a quality at- Scott Kazmir (4-3) gave up three
vhen I come to the plate some- bat He's not throwing any away" runs and eight hits in five innings
)ody is in scoring position." Rocco Baldelli and Julio Lugo for Tampa Bay, off to a sluggish 15-
Boston manager Terry Fran- hit solo homers for Boston, which 17 start. He had allowed at least
ona certainly has noticed Longo- lost for just the fourth time in 16 six runs three of his previous
ia's success against his team. games in Fenway Park this sea- Lance Cormier pitched 3 2-3
"He's killed us a few times, son. Three of those losses have Lance innings for his first saved 3 2-3
�ore than a few times," he said. come against the Rays, once seem- scoreless innings for hs first save
Pat Burrell, Carlos Pena, Ben ingly unable to win in Boston. See RAYS/Page B2

Associated Press
Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria (3) is congratulated by B. J. Upton, right,
after driving in Carl Crawford (13) on a two-run home run during the first
inning on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox in Boston.

Anthony buries Mavericks

Denver takes

3-0 series lead

over Dallas
Associated Press

DALLAS - No matter
how many things the Den-
ver Nuggets did wrong Sat-
urday, they somehow
always remained within
striking distance of the Dal-
las Mavericks.
And with a second left,
Carmelo Anthony struck
Anthony broke free of a
defender trying to foul him
and nailed a 3-pointer that
gave the Nuggets a 106-105
victory over the Mavericks,
giving them a 3-0 series lead
that has been insurmount-
able in NBA history.
Denver trailed 105-101
with 31 seconds left, but got
a quick dunk from Anthony
and forced Dirk Nowitzki to
miss a 13-footer with about
8 seconds left. After a time-

out, Anthony took an in-
bounds pass and Dallas' An-
toine Wright tried to foul
him - twice - since the
Mavericks had a foul to give.
Anthony lost his dribble
the first time, then bounced
off the second bump to find
himself wide open. He
buried the 3 from right in
front of the Mavericks
bench, where everyone was
going bonkers over the lack
of a foul call. It was pretty
ironic considering there
had been 61 fouls called to
that point, keeping either
team from ever getting into
a flow the entire game.
Dallas' last-gasp chance
was a high-arching 3 from
Nowitzki that was nowhere
close to going in. At the
buzzer, the crowd fell silent,
the Nuggets began to cele-
brate and the Mavericks
began to gripe. Team owner
Mark Cuban shoved a cam-
eraman and several clusters
of players appeared to be
exchanging words with Den-
ver players and staff. Cuban

continued his tirade behind
the scorer's table, his face
The Nuggets won the first
two games with ease, thanks
to huge fourth quarters.
They were better by a bas-
ket in the final period this
time, and that was enough
- despite Anthony missing
his first seven shots, Nene
missing his first eight and
Chris Anderson fouling out
in just 11 minutes.
Chauncey Billups scored
32 points, including 16 in the
third quarter, and Anthony
finished with 31 as Denver
took its first-ever 3-0 lead in
a best-of-seven series. The
Nuggets will go for the
sweep Monday night.
All sorts of things are in
their favor, from the fact no
NBA team up 3-0 has ever
lost the series to their domi-
nance of Dallas this season.
Denver is now 7-0 and is the
only team to win on the Mav-
ericks' court since mid-Feb-
ruary; the Nuggets are 2-0 in
that span, everyone else 0-17.

Associated Press
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, right, celebrates with guard J.R. Smith after An-
thony hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the second half of Game 3 on Saturday in Dallas.

Associated Press

ORLANDO - Celtics
coach Doc Rivers was at
home in the wee hours of
Saturday morning after his
team's playoff loss and
started watching a movie,
hoping to relax.
Only this film had no
drama. No' hero. No uplift-
ing end or reason to stay
The tape of Game 3
against Orlando was simply
a nightmare.
"It made me feel worse,"
Rivers said Saturday, a day
after Boston's demoralizing
117-96 loss to the Magic. "I
was in an awful mood when
I turned it on. What's past
awful, I was in that after-'
ward. They played great.
They made a lot of great
Shots. And we played awful.
"Our defense was awful. I
thought we were soft. I
- thought they were more ag-
gressive. I thought we were
the retaliators all game.
Other than that, it was just
a wonderful night of film
Now the Celtics want to
make sure there's no
Following one of their
worst defensive games of
the season, the defending
champions have plenty to
fix if they want to avoid a 3-
1 hole in their best-of-seven
series, against the Magic.
Their defense was sloppy.
Their offense was inconsis-
tent, and Boston made mis-
takes it usually doesn't, with
Orlando shooting nearly 60
percenton top of it
While Sunday's Game 4 is
not an elimination game,
the Celtics almost surely
have to win if they have any
chance to advance. Only
eight NBA teams have ever
come back from a 3-1 deficit
to win a series.
"We're not going to
panic," Celtics forward Paul
Pierce said. "But there's.
definitely a huge sense of

Associated Press
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, left, goes up for a shot,
in front of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard during the
second half on Friday in Orlando. The Magic won, 117-96.

urgency to get this win and
try to get our home-court
advantage back"
The Celtics met for about
45 minutes at their hotel
Saturday and took the rest
of the day off.
Rivers wanted them to
get their minds off basket-
ball, to get some time with
family in town. But mostly,
to rest their tired legs,
which may still be recover-
ing from a seven-game se-
ries against Chicago -
which included an unprece-
dented seven overtimes -
in the first round.
If there was any bright
spot for the Celtics the day
after their blowout loss, it
.was that center Kendrick-
Perkins will not face a sus-

pension for his elbow that
hit Mickael Pietrus in the:
chin and throat and drew
a flagrant one foul. A
league spokesman said thde
call stands.
For Orlando, Saturday
was much different
Players walked into the
team's practice facility to
see a message coach Stan
Van Gundy wrote on the
wall, which basically read
the Magic are in the same
position Philadelphia was
through three games in
their first-round series. The
76ers didn't win another,
with the Magic eliminating
them in six games.
So it was back to practice
as usual.
"The win in the playoffs is

the series win," Van Gundy
said. "It's not time for con-
gratulations. It's time to get
focused on the next quarter,
the nextgame, whatever it is
to move on. That was my
only message."
Orlando will have its
starting backcourt again.
Poi nt guard Rafer Alston
was suspended for Game 3
a after slapping Eddie House
in t he back of the head, and
shooting guard Courtney
Lee will again be in the
lineup with a protective
mask following a solid re-
turn off the bench - 11
pointss in 32 minutes in
Game 3 - after being out
for more than a week re-
covering from a fractured
sinus. But Van Gundy said
he hasn't determined his
starting lineup.
What has Orlando most
concerned is another big let-
dow n after another big win.
"We have to understand
Boston's going to come out
and they're going to play
like they did in Game 2,"
Magic center Dwight
Howard said. "We know
what they're going to do, we
just have to be able to with-
stand that push."
Trying to predict the se-
ries is another story.
The first three games
have been .almost all
blowouts. The Magic took a
28-point lead in Game 1,
then nearly lost it, before
holding on. The Celtics won
Game 2 by 18, and Orlando
never trailed in Game 3 to
get a 21-point victory.
What will happen in
Game 4 is anybody's guess.
"This has been a strange
series," Rivers said. "Only-
one team has shown up in
the first three games. The
Magic in Game 1. Us in
Game 2. The Magic in Game
3. At some point, both teams
will play and it will be a
heck of a game."
Maybe even one worth
watching over.

Cavs roll over

Hawks, 97-82

Yao out for rest


Associated Press

ATLANTA - The Cleve-
land Cavaliers were actu-
ally being challenged.
Finally, LeBron James
had seen enough.-
James scored 47 points in
his best game yet of these
playoffs, leading the Cava-
liers to the brink of their
second straight postseason
sweep with a 97-82 victory
over the Atlanta Hawks on
Saturday night.
Back home after two
blowout losses in Cleve-
land, the Hawks put up
their best fight of the series.
,It didn't matter: They now
find themselves just one de-
feat away from calling it a
season, the Cavaliers push-
ing out to another 3-0 lead
after breezing past Detroit
in the opening round.
Cleveland kept up its
dominating run through the
playoffs, setting an NBA
record with its seventh
straight double-figure win to
eclipse the mark set by the
2004 Indiana Pacers. The
only solace for the Hawks:
They stopped Cleveland's
streak of 20-point playoff
wins at three.
The Hawks were only
down 47-46 at the halftime,
and they surged back into
their first second-half lead
of the series with a 13-0 run
in the third quarter. But
Zaza Pachulia foolishly got
ejected for arguing a foul
call - acting as though he
might attack the officials -
and Atlanta faded away
down the stretch.
James eclipsed his previ-
ous high in these playoffs of
38 points vs. the Pistons, and

finished just one off his best
playoff performance ever, a
48-point night against De-
troit while leading Cleve-
land to its first trip ever to--
the NBA finals. - -
They appear to be on the.,
way again, especially with
the league's MVP leading
the way.
James hit a running 13-
footer to send the Cavaliers
to the final period with a 72-
65 lead. If the Hawks had
any thoughts of a comeback,
the King quickly erased
He hit a jumper near the
courtside seat and slapped
his hands in delight with
just over 8 minutes remain-
ing. On Cleveland's next
possession, James stood out
near the half-court line,
barking instructions at his
teammates. Delonte West
and Zydrunas "lgauskas
both popped out to set~picks,
and James swerved through
the Atlanta defense like a
sleek race car, pulling up to
launch a floater just off the'.
foul lane.
Yao out for remainder
of postseason
. HOUSTON --Yao Ming will:
miss the rest of the playoffs be-
cause of a broken left foot.
The Houston center limped
off the court late in the Los An-
geles Lakers' 108-94 victory
over the Rockets on Friday
night. Yao missed Saturday's
practice to get treatment and
the team said the 7-foot-6 All-
Star would be re-evaluated on.
But the Rockets announced
later Saturday night that further
examination of Yao's injury re-
vealed a hairline fracture. The
Rockets say Yao will need 8-12.
weeks to recover, though no -
surgery is required.
The Rockets and Lakers play
Game 4 today.

Continued from Page BI

Baldelli homered into the
first row of the seats above
the Green Monster to make
it 2-1 in the second. It was his
first in Fenway Park since he
hit one over the Monster in
Game 3 of last year's ALCS
against the Red Sox.
But the t Rays chased
Lester when they sent 11 bat-
ters to the plate in the fifth
and scored six runs. Craw-
ford had an RBI single, Lon-
goria lined a two-run double
high off the left-field wall
and Burrell singled in a pair
Iwamura's run-scoring
fielder's choice made it 8-1.
Lester (2-3) lost for just
the second time in his last
19 regular-season home
starts. His other loss also
came against Kazmir and
the Rays in the second game
of the season.
"First inning Longoria
does a good job," Lester
said. "Frustrating, but he
put a good swing on it. After
that I threw the ball pretty
well. The fifth inning got out
of hand a little bit"
Jason Bay's RBI single
and Mike Lowell's run-scor-

ing double made it 8-3 in the
fifth before the Rays batted
around again in the sixth,
scoring five more.
Rays 14, Red Sox 5
Tampa Bay Boston
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BUptoncf 5 3 2 0 Ellsurycf 4 1 1 0
Crwfrdlf 4 33 1 Pedroia2b 4 1 0 0
WAyar b 1 0 1 0 D.Ortizdh 4 01 0
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Burrelldh 5 1 2 2 Baldellirf 5 1 2 1
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Totals 42141714 Totals 375105
Tampa Bay 200 065 100-14
Boston 010 022 000-5
E-Crawford (1), Longoria (3), J.Bailey (2).
DP-Tampa Bay 1. LOB-Tampa Bay 7, Boston
10. 2B-Crawford 2 (8), W.Aybar (3), Longoria
(15), C.Pena (6), Iwamura (12), Lowell (11).
HR-Longoria (11), Baldelli (1), Lugo (1).SB-
Burrell (1), Iwamura (6). SF-Longoria, Iwa-

Tampa Bay
Kazmir W,4-3
Cormier S,1-1
Lester L,2-3


5 8
1-3 1
32-3 1
2-3 4
1 1
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1 1

3 3 2
2 2 0
0 0 0

H.Jones pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.
Umpires-Home, Tim Welke; First, Scott Barry;
Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Bill Welke.
T-3:33. A-37,773 (37,373).

Penguins take 3-2 series lead over Caps

Associated Press

it comes to the Washington
Capitals, the Pittsburgh
Penguins excel at playing
from behind. They've done
it so well they finally have
the lead. I
The Penguins overcame a
third-period deficit, sur-
vived Alex Ovechkin's tying
goal late in regulation, then
won the game on Evgeni
Maikin's power-play tally
3:28 into overtime Saturday
night for a 4-3 victory in
Game 5 of the Eastern Con-
ference semifinals.
Jordan Staal, Ruslan Fe-
dotenko and Matt Cooke
also scored, and Marc-
Andre Fleury made 28
saves for the Penguins, who
have won three straight
after dropping the first two
games of the series. Since
1991, Washington has lost
five series in which it blew
a lead against Pittsburgh,
including 2-0 advantages in
1992 and 1996.
The winning goal came
with one second remaining
in the advantage. Defense-
man Milan Jurcina had

Associated Press
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) celebrates
with teammates after scoring on Washington Capitals
goalie Simeon Varlamov (40) and Sergei Fedorov (91) dur-
ing the third period of Game 5 on Saturday in Washington.

been sent to the box for trip-
ping Malkin to stop a possi-
ble breakaway. Malkin's
winning shot deflected off
the stick of defenseman
Tom Poti and past rookie
goalie Simeon Varlamov,
giving the Penguins a
chance to close out the se-
ries Monday at Pittsburgh.
The Penguins became
the first road team to win
in the series and they were
the first to win after scor-

ing first
Although the series was
tied 2-2, there was little de-
bate the Penguins had
played better. Sidney
Crosby's team dominated a
5-3 victory Friday night in
Game 4, and - thanks to
back-to-back games
caused by next week's
Yanni concert in Pitts-
burgh - the young Capi-
tals came home with little
time to regroup from two

fragile performances.
Ovechkin scored his
ninth and 10th goals of the
playoffs, and Nicklas Back-
strom also scored for the
Capitals. Varlamov made 38
saves, rebounding from his
first poor game of the play-
offs the night before.
Crosby, who entered with
nine goals and 16 points in
the playoffs, had a five-
game point streak snapped.
The Penguins took a 1-0,
lead in the second period
when Staal, unmarked near
the crease, traded passes
with Miroslav Satan and
chipped a close-range shot
inside the far post
The Capitals tied it 59.,
seconds later when -
Ovechkin fired a shot from
beyond the left circle that
Fleury couldn't see.
Ovechkin celebrated by
sticking his left index finger
high in the air. Penguins de-
fenseman Brooks Orpik ap-
peared to object by raising
his hand toward Ovechkin's
A penalty for too many
men on the ice led to a Cap-
itals goal late in the second

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Friday's Games
N.Y.Yankees 4, Baltimore 0
Detroit 1, Cleveland 0
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3
Minnesota 11, Seattle 0
Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 0
Oakland 5, Toronto 3
L.A. Angels 4, Kansas City 1
Saturday'si Gaimes
Tampa Bay 14, Boston 5
Toronto 6, Oakland 4
Baltimore 12, N.Y. Yankees 5
Detroit 4, Cleveland 0
Chicago White Sox 3, Texas 2
Minnesota 9, Seattle 6
Kansas City at L.A. Angels, late
Today's Games
Detroit (Porcello 2-3) at Cleveland (A.Reyes
1-0), 1:05 p.m.
N.Y.Yankees (Chamberlain 1-1) at Baltimore
(Uehara 2-3), 1:35 p.m.
Texas (Padilla 1-2) at Chicago White Sox
(Colon 2-2), 2:05 p.m.
. Seattle (Bedard 2-1) at Minnesota (Blackburn
2-2), 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City (Davies 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Loux
2-2), 3:35 p.m.
Toronto (Cecil 0-0) at Oakland (Braden 3-3),
4:05 p.m. ..
Tampa Bay (Garza 3-2) at Boston (Beckett 3-
2), 8:05 p.m.'
Monday's Games
Chicago White Sox at Clevelan'd, 7:05 p.m.
Friday's Games.
Philadelphia 10, Atlanta 6
N.Y. Mets 7, Pittsburgh 3
Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4
Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2
Houston 2, San Diego 0
Florida 8, Colorado 3
Washington 5, Arizona 4
San Francisco 3, LA. Dodgers 1
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Mets 10, Pittsburgh 1
L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 0
Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 2
Houston 5, San Diego 4
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, rate
Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 3
Florida 3, Colorado 1
Washington at Arizona, late
Today's Games
Atlanta (Kawakami 1-4) at Philadelphia
(Myers 2-2), 12:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Snell 1-4) at N.Y. Mets (Li.Her-
nandez 2-1), 1:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1) at Cincinnati
(Volquez 4-2), 1:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Marshall 0-2) at Milwaukee
(Suppan 2-2), 2:05 p.m.
San Diego (Geer 0-0) at Houston (Oswalt 0-
2), 2:05 p.m.
F,:,nla ivo.i" I a, -'-II 3 a,',C,:,i IC, . f-1),
3:10 p.m.
, San Francisco (Lincecum 3-1) at L.A.
Dodgers (Jef.Weaver 1-0), 4:10 p.m.
' ,": Washington (Olsen 1-3) at Arizona (Scherzer
)-31. 4:10 p.m.
., Monday's Games
Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Associated Press
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) safely steals second base
as Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts (1) applies
the late tag during the first inning on Saturday in Baltimore.

Orioles 12, Yankees 5
BALTIMORE - Aubrey Huff hit a
three-run homer off Phil Hughes during
an eight-run second inning, and the
Baltimore Orioles beat the New York
Yankees 12-5 Saturday night in a
game that featured seven home runs.
Playing in his second game back
from hip surgery, New York third base-
man Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with
a walk.
The Orioles sent 13 batters to the
plate in the second, their most produc-
tive inning of the season. Luke Scott
and Gregg Zaun each had two of Balti-
more's eight hits, and the Yankees fu-
eled the onslaught witharn error, a wild
pitch and a bit batter.
Nick Markakis added a solo homer
in the third, Lou Montanez hit a two-run
drive in the fourth and Adam Jones
connected in the eighth.
Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira and
Nick Swisher homered for the Yankees,
who have lost six of seven. New York
has yielded 10 runs or more in six
games this season; it didn't happen for
a second time last year until May 18.
Hughes (1-2) gave up eight runs,
eight hits and two walks in 1 2-3 in-
hings - the shortest start in his three-
year career. His ERA swelled from 2.70
to 8.49.
Orioles starter Adam Eaton (2-3) al-.
lowed four runs, four hits and five walks
in five innings.
Baltimore's second inning began

with three straight singles, and-a run --
came in on an overthrow by Swisher
from right field. Hughes then hit Cesar
Izturis with a pitch to load the bases,
and Brian Roberts delivered a sacri-
fice fly before Jones doubled in a run.
After Markakis got an infield hit; Huff
hit an 0-2 pitch over the right-field
scoreboard. ".



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Eaton W,2-3 5 4 4 4 5 1
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HBP-by Hughes (C.Izturis). WP-Hughes.
Umpires-Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Mark Carl-
son; Second, Tim Tschida; Third, Bob Davidson.
T-2:49. A-41,825 (48,290).

White Sox 3, Rangers 2
CHICAGO - Carlos Quentin dou-
bled twice and scored the go-ahead run
in the eighth inning on Paul Konerko's
sacrifice to give the Chicago White Sox
a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on
'Saturday night.
Texas starter Kevin Millwood gave up
a leadoff single to Chris Getz in the
eighth and hit Quentin ona 1-2 pitch.
Dye chased Millwood (3-3) with a single
to load the bases with no outs.
One out later, Konerko hit a flyball to
center off Texas reliever Darren O'Day.
! Quentin tagging from third, dove into the
plate ahead of Marion Byrd's accurate
* White Sox reliever Scott Linebrink (1 -
1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and
Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth for
his seventh save in seven opportunities.
Chicago starter John Danks had a
career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed
one-run otnfour hits with one walk.
. Omar Vizquel started in place of the
injured Michael Young (back) at third
base for Texas. It was the first time that
Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove winner
at shortstop,'had started at a position
other than short.
Danks pitched six impressive innings
and left with a 2-1 lead, but Matt Thorn-
ton surrendered the lead in the seventh.

Texas Chicago
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k3), Triomr (4). SB-Vizquel (2), Byrd (1). SF-
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HBP-by Millwood (Getz, Quentin). "
Umpires-Home, Lance Barksdale; First,
Brian Knight; Second, Randy Marsh; Third,
Mike Winters.
T-2:48. A-28,864 (40,615).

Twins 9, Mariners 6
MINNEAPOLIS - Joe Mauer and
Justin Morneau hit back-to-back
homers for the second straight night
and Minnesota roughed up Seattle ace
Felix Hernandez in a 9-6 victory over
the Mariners on Saturday. .
Mauer had two hits and three RBIs
and Michael Cuddyer added a 427-
foot, three-run homer off Sean White in
the fifth inning. Joe Nathan picked up
his fifth save in six chances.
Hernandez (4-2) gave up six runs
- five earned - and six hits in four in-
nings for the Mariners, who have lost
six in a row.
After they both went deep in the fifth
inning of an 11-0 win on Friday night,
the Twins' version of M&M Boys did it
again against Hernandez in the third
for an early 4-0 lead. Mauer is 10 for 16
(.625) with two homers and six RBIs
against Hernandez in his career.
Francisco Liriano (2-4) was perfect-
through three innings. But he hit Ichiro
Suzuki to start the fourth and appeared
to deflate a little after that. He allowed
five runs and six hits in five innings.
Mariners third baseman Adrian Bel-
tre had three hits and two RBIs, includ-
ing his first homer since Sept. 7.


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Totals 34 610 6 Totals 31 9 8 8
Seattle 000 320 010--6
Minnesota 202 230 00x-9
E-Beltre 2 (7). DP-Seattle I, Minnesota 2.
LOB-Seattle 5, Minnesota 6. 2B-Jo.Lopez
(5), Beltre (9), Span (4), Mauer (3). HR-
M.Sweeney (2), Beltre (1), Mauer (3), Morneau
(8), Cuddyer (3). SB-Beltre (5). CS-Beltre (2),
Span (1). SF-Span.
F.Hernandez L,4-2 4 6 6 5 3 2
White 1 2 3 3 1 1
Stark 1 0 0 0 2 1 ,
Aardsma f 1 0 0 0 1 3
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LrnI, '.1 2.4 6 .5 5 '2 4
Ayala 2 1 0 0 1 1
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Nathan S,5-6 1 1 0 0 0 0
HBP-by Liriano (I.Suzuki).WP-F.Hernandez.
Umpires-Home, Eric Cooper; First, Tim Mc-
Clelland; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, ChuckM eri-
T-2:56. A-29,552 (46,632).

Blue Jays 6, Athletics 4
OAKLAND, Calif.- Brian Tallet
yielded two hits over seven strong in-
nings, Lyle Overbay homeredand the
Toronto Blue Jays avoided their first,
three-game skid of the season with a
6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics
on Saturday.
Adam Lind had two run-scoring rhfs
for the Blue Jays, whose powerful of-
fense shook a two-game slump with 15
hits in the AL East co-leaders' ninth
victory in their last 11 meetings with
the A's.
Jason Giambi homered twice for
Oakland, which managed just one hit
off Tallet until the seventh. Newcomer -
Adam Kennedy had an RBI single in
the ninth after Giambi's two-run
homer off Scott Downs, but Landon
Powell flied out with the bases loaded
to end it.
Tallet (2-1) struck out seven in his
fifth outing as an injury replacement in
Toronto's rotation. The 31 -year-oldcre-
liever had made just six career starts
before this season.
Overbay drove in three runs with a
second-inning solo homer, a sacrifice
fly and an RBI double for the Blue
Jays, who pounded fill-in starter Sean
Gallagher (1-1) for 10 hits and four
runs in the first five innings.
The A's have lost six of nine despite
winning their previous two during a
nine-game homestand.
Toronto Oakland
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Toronto 111 010 020-6
Oakland 000 000 103-4
E-K.Cameron (1), Powell (2). DP-Toronto 2,
Oakland 1. LOB-Toronto 9, Oakland 5. 2B-
Lind (12), Overbay (8), Snider (6). HR-Over-
bay (5), Giambi 2 (3). SB-:V.Wells (4), Bautista
(1). SF-Overbay.
TalletW,2-1 .7 2. :1..1 1 2 7
Carlson 1: O.0.. 0 0
Downs 1 5 3 3 1 0
GallagherL,1-1 5 10 4 3 0 3
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HBP-by Gallagher (Rios).
Umpires-Home, Paul Nauert; First, Joe West;
Second, Ed Rapuano; Third, Paul Schrieber.
T-2:34. A-15,817 (35,067).

Marlins 3, Rockies 1. Reds 8, Cardinals 3

DENVER - Josh Johnson pitched
eight innings of seven-hit ball to lead
the Florida Marlins past the Colorado
Rockies 3-1 on a chilly night at Coors
Field on.Saturday.
Johnson (3-0) won his sixth straight
decision, dating back to Sept. 13. He
has 10 wins in his last 11 decisions
since coming back last July from
Tommy John surgery.
Matt Lindstrom got the final three
outs for his sixth save in eight chances.
Jorge De La Rosa (0-3) was almost
as tough on Marlins' hitters, striking out
a career-high 12 in eight innings. He al-
lowed four hits and walkedone but re-
mained winless in six starts this
season despite retiring the last nine
batters he faced.
The Marlins gave Johnson, who
fanned five, a lead to work within the
first inning. Hanley Ramirez, who col-
lected three more hits to push his two-
game total to seven, doubled and
scored when Jorge Cantu followed
with a single to left.
Ramirez singled to drive in the Mar-
lins' second run after Dan Uggla tripled
to the warning-track in center leading off
the fourth. The hot-hitting Marlins short-
stop extended his hitting streak to seven
games during which he has batted .555
with four home runs and six RBI.
Florida Colorado,
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Amezg cf 4 00 0 S.Smith If 4 02 0
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Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 lannett ph 1 0 0 0
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Florida 100 100 001-3
Colorado 000 000 010-1
E-Cantu (3), Helton.(1). DP-Florida 1. LOB-
Florida 4, Colorado 7. 2B-Ha.Ramirez (10).
3B-Uggla (1). SB-Ha.Ramirez 2 (6), C.Ross
(1), Spllborghs (5). CS-Tulowitzki (3). S-

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Lindstrom S,6-8


8 7 1 1 0 5
1 1 0 0 1 2

De La Rosa L,0-3 8 4 2 2 1 12
Grilli 1 2 1 1 0 1
HBP-by De La Rosa (Uggla).
Umpires-Home, Bill Miller; First, Derryl
Cousins; Second, Angel Campos; Third, Brian
T--2:41. A-28,227 (50,449).

CINCINNATI- Aaron Harang
pitched seven innings and had a
bases-loaded single during Cincinnati's
decisive rally, a birthday bash that gave
the Reds an 8-3 victory over the St.
Louis Cardinals on Saturday and their
best record in three years.
Harang (3-3) had many good mo-
ments on his 31st birthday, none better
than the awkward swing that produced
his first hit of the season in the sixth.
Cincinnati sent nine batters to the plate
for five runs off Kyle Lohse (3-2) in the
inning, blowing open a tie game.
- With-their-third straight win, the
Reds moved four games over .500 (17-,
13) for the first time since 2006.
The Reds have won their last three
despite missing most of their starting
infield. Third baseman Edwin Encarna-
cion has a broken wrist, shortstop Alex
Gonrzalez has pulled muscles in his
side, and second baseman Brandon
Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto
have been sidelined by the flu.
Phillips was back in the lineup on
Saturday, but Votto - the Reds' lead-
ing hitter at .378 - was still sick.
St. Louis Cincinnati
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Schmkr2b 4 1 2 0 Tavetscf 4 1 2 1
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Totals 35 3 7 2 Totals 32 8118
St. Louis 002 000 100-3
Cincinnati 200 005 10x--8
E-Pujols (5), R.Hernandez (1), Harang (1).
DP-Cincinnati 1. LOB-St. Louis 6, Cincinnati
4. 28-Schumaker (6), Taveras (5), Phillips (4).
HR-Ludwick (8), Hairston Jr. (2), Bruce (9).
SB-Bruce (2). CS-Phillips (2), A.Rosales (2).
S-Hairston Jr..
St. Louis
Lohse L,3-2 6 9 7 7 3 4
D.Reyes 2-3 2 1 1 0 1
Motte 1-3 0 0 0 0 0
Boyer 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cincinnati--- - ....... - - ' '...
Harang W,3-3 7 7 3 2 1 7
Weathers 1 0 0 0 0O 0
Masset 1 0 0 0 0 1
Umpires-Home, John Hirschbeck; First, Wally
Bell; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Marvin
T-2:36, A-40,651 (42,319).

Dodgers 8, Giants 0-,
LOS ANGELES- Eric Stults A
pitched a four-hitter for his second ca-
reer shutout and the Los Angeles
Dodgers earned their first win since
Manny Ramirez was suspended,
beating the San Francisco Giants 8-0
on Saturday.
Juan Pierre was 3-for-5 with two
doubles and recorded his first three
RBIs since taking over in left field for
Ramirez. Juan Castro.had three hits
and drove in two runs for the defending
NL champions, who are 1-2 since their
dreadlocked slugger was banished for
50 games by Major League Baseball
after testing positive for a banned drug.
Stults (4-1) gave the Dodgers their,
first complete game of the season,
going the distance for the second time
in 20 career starts. His other complete
game came on June 25, when he beat
the Chicago White Sox 5-0 at Dodger
Stadium with a four-hitter and threw
116 pitches.
The 29-year-old left-hander, who
was recalled from Triple-A on April 11
to replace the injured Hiroki Kuroda in
the rotation, threw 123 pitches while
striking out five and walking none in his
third start against the Giants this sea-
son. Stults also had an RBI single that
capped a three-run eighth.

San Franc

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Los Angeles

ab rhbi
4 0 0 0 Pierre If
0 0 0 0 Hudson 2b
4 0 1 0 Ethierrf
4 0 0 0 Paul rf
4 00 0 Kemp cf
4 0 1 0 Martin c
3 00 0 Loneylb
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3 0 2 0 JCastro ss
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1 0 0 0
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32 0 4 0 Totals

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San Francisco 000 000 000-0
Los Angeles 130 010 03x-8
E-Uribe (2), Rowand (1), Hudson (2). DP-
San Francisco 1. LOB-San Francisco 5, Los
Angeles 7. 2B-Renteria (5), Rowand (6),
Pierre 2 (3), Hudson (11), J.Castro 2 (2). SB-
Kemp (8), Martin (3). S-Stults.
San Francisco
J.SanchezL,1-3 5 6 5 5 4 .4
J.Miller 2 1 0 0 0 1
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Los Angeles
Stults W,4-1 9 4 0 0 0 5 Ig
Umpires-Home, Dan lassogna; First, Charlie.,
Reliford; Second, Larry Vanover; Third, Sdn
T-2:40. A-41,425 (56,000).

Braves 6, Phillies 2
PHILADELPHIA- Javier Vazquez
kept his pitches down and in the strike
zone. Even in a hitter-friendly park,
that's a formula for success.
Vazquez pitched neatly into the
eighth inning, Yunel Escobar and Brian
McCann hit two-run homers and the
Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia
Phillies 6-2 on Saturday.
Vazquez (3-3) allowed two runs and
four hits, striking out seven in 7 2-3 in-
nings. He had no walks and also
helped himself with a double that
started a three-run rally in the fifth.
"Anytime you win here is a good
win,"Vazquez said.'They score a lot of
runs. You can't walk people in parks
like this, and I was getting my first pitch
over for strikes."'
Chase Utley hit his 10th homer and
Raul Ibanez also went deep for the
Phillies, who got another poor perform-
ance from a starting pitcher. Joe Blan-
ton (1-3) gave up six runs and eight
hits In eight innings.
Blanton's shaky start was the latest
in a slew of rough outings for a rota-
tion that played a vital role in helping
the Phillies win the World Series last
"It's one of those where you can go
home and take a lot of positives out of
it," Blanton said, "Ninety-eight percent
of the time, if I throw the ball that well,
I'm not going to give up six runs."'


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Escoar ss
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2B-K.Johnson (4), Schafer (7), J.Vazquez (1),
Utley (2), Coste (5). HR-Escobar (3), McCann
(3), Utley (10), Ibanez (9).
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Hoye; Second, Dale Scott; Third, Jerry Meals.
T-2:29. A--45,339 (43,647).

Associated Press
New York Mets relief pitcher Ken Takahashi delivers against
the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in the seventh inning at
Citi Field in New York. The Mets won, 10-1.

Mets 10, Pirates 1
NEW YORK - Jose Reyes capped
a five-run fourth with a two-run single,
John Maine allowed three hits in six ef-
fective innings and the New York Mets
beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 Satur-
day for their sixth straight win.
Carlos Beltran hit a long home run,
David Wright tripled and drove in two
runs and Gary Sheffield had two of the
Mets' seaeson-high 17 hits. Reyes fin-
ished with three hits, three RBIs and a
stolen base for New York, which moved
three games over .500 for the first time
this season.
The loss was Pittsburgh's seventh
straight and 11th in 12 games after an
11-7 start.
New York was playing without man-
ager Jerry Manuel, who was sus-
pended one game for making contact
with umpire Bill Welke during an argu-
ment in the Mets' 7-5 win over
Philadelphia on Thursday night. Bench
coach Sandy Alomar Sr. ran the team.
The Mets sent 10 batter to the
plate in the fourth, using six singles
and a walk to help hand Paul Maholm
(3-1) his first loss of the season in
seven starts.

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(3). 3B-D.Wright (2). HR-Maholm (1), Beltran
(6). SB-F.Sanchez 2 (3), Jos.Reyes (9).
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Guccione; Second, Ed Montague; Third, Jerry
T-2:39. A-39,769 (41,800).

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PGA Tour
Players Championship
AtTPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Purse: $9.5 million
Yardage: 7,215; Par: 72
Third Round
Alex Cejka 66-67-72-205 -11
Tiger Woods 71-69-70-210 -6
Retief Goosen 67-72-71-210 -6
Jonathan Byrd 67-72-71-210 -6
Ben Crane 65-73-72-210 -6
Henrik Stenson 68-69-73-210 -6
lan Poulter 67-68-75-210 -6
Brian Davis 71-69-71-211 -5
John Mallinger 66-71-74-211 -5
Kevin Na 71-66-74-211 -5
Woody Austin 72-72.68-212 -4
Kenny Perry 73-71-68-212 -4
Ben Curtis 71-72-69-212 -4
Daniel Chopra 75-65-72-212 -4
Kevin Sutherland 73-67-72-212 -4
Richard S. Johnson 66-72-74-212 -4
Billy Mayfair 70-74-69-213 -3
Martin Kaymer 71-73-69-213 -3
Zach Johnson 72-71-70-213 -3
Jim Furyk 68-74-71-213 -3
Steve Stricker 71-71-71-213 -3
John Senden 72-69-72-213 '-3
Justin Rose 70-71-72-213 -3
Boo Weekley 73-67-73-213 -3
Michael Letzig 71-68-74-213 -3
Tim Petrovic 68-70-75-213 -3
Jeff Overton 71-67-75-213 -3
Tommy Armour III 74-70-70-214 -2
John Rollins 68-76-70-214 -2
Jeff Klauk 71-72-71-214 -2
Johnson Wagner 69-73-72-214 -2
Bubba Watson 67-75-72-214 -2
Scott Verplank 67-74-73-214 -2
Justin Leonard 70-69-75-214 -2
Ryan Moore 71-68-75-214 -2
Camilo Villages 67-72-75-214 -2
Robert Allenby 73-66-75-214 -2
David Toms 67-70-77-214 -2
Jason Dufner 1 67-70-77-214 -2
Angel Cabrera 72-65-77-214 -2
Luke Donald 74-70-71-215 -1
Heath 5locum 75-69-71-215 -1
Phil Mickelson 73-71-71-215 -1
Fredrk Jacobson 70-73-72-215 -1
Emrnie Es 73-6,9-73-215 -1
Geoff Ogiiv 70-72-73-215 -1
Michael Alien 71-70-74-215 -1
Tim Clark 72-69-74-215 -1
Charley Hoffman 70-69-76-215 -1
Paul Casey 70-69-76-215 '-1
John Merrick 70-72-74-216 E
Nick O'Her 68-73-75-216 E
Stephen Ames 72071-75-216 E
Mark Wilson 69-72-75-216 E
Sergio Garcla 71-73-73-217 +1
Mike Weir , 72-72-73-217 +1
Matt Kuchar 72-72.73-217 +1
SCameron Beckman, 72-72-73-217 +1,
Vijay Singh. 71-72-74-217 +1
Jason Bohn 72-71-74-217 +1
Brad Adamonis 67-76-74-217 +1
Scott Piercy 71-72-74-217 +1
Chez Reavie 70-72-75-217 +1
Ryuji Imada 72-70-75-217 +1
Steve Flesch 75-69-74-218 +2
Rocco Mediate 73-71-74-218 +2
Pat Perez 72-7-74-218 +2
Padraig Harrington 72-72-74-218 +2
Jeff Quinney 73-70-75-218 +2
Jeev M. Singh 68-74-76-218 +2
, Aaron Baddeley 71 -71-76-218 +2
Failed to make final round
Robert Karlsson 74-70-75-219 +3
Hupter-Mahan 73-71-75-219 +3
Martin Laird 71-72-76-219 +3
Nathan Green 74-69-76-219 +3
K J Choi ' 73-69-77-219 +3
S lWart Ckin' 70-73-77-220 +4
Bob Estes , 75-68-77-220 +4
Graeme McDowell 71-73-77-221 +5
Fred Funk 73-71-78-222 +6
Se Marino 72-72-78-222 +6
Dusin Johnson 72-72-78-222 +6
Rod Pampling 70-73-79-222 +6
LPGA-Michelob \
Ultra Open
At KIngamill Resort & Spa, River Course
. Williamsburg,Va.
Purse: $2.2 million
Yardage: 6,315; Par: 71
Third Round
Lindsey Wright 65-69-64-198 -15
Cristle Kerr 69-63-66-198 -15
In-Kyung Kim 68-64-67-199 -14
Song-Hee Kim 69-63-68-200 -13
Wendy Ward 72-64-67-203 -10
Natalie Gulbis 70-65-68-203 -10
Lorena Ochoa 64-65-74-203 -10
Shihb Oyama 69-66-70-205 -8
NaYeon Choi 67-68-70-205 -8
II Mi Chung 69-70-67-206 -7
Shanshan Feng 70-67-69-206 -7
Angela Stanford 68-68-70-206 -7
Allison Hanna-Williams 71-67-69-207 -6
Nicole Castrale 71-67-69-207 -6
Sarah Kemp� 69-68-70-207 -6
Seon Hwa Lee 67-70-70-207 -6
Minea Blomqvist 66-71-70-207 -6
YaniTseng 71-64-72-207 -6
Hee-Won Han 66-69-72-207 -6
Jin Young Pak 73-70-65-208 -5
Teresa Lu 69-72-67-208 -5
Glulla Sergas 71-68-69--208 -5
Julil nkster 71-67-70-208 -5
Kris Tamulls 68-70-70-208 -5
Sarah Lee , 66-71-71-208 -5
AI Mlyazato 71-65-72-208 -5
Amy Yang 67-74-68-209 -4
Hye Jung Choi 68-73-69-210 -3
Young Kim 70-69-71-210 -3
Reilley Rankin 70-69-71-210 -3
Michelle Wie 70-67-73-210 -3
Leah Wigger 72-70-69-211 -2
Chella Choi 68-73-70-211 -2
Momoko Ueda 69-71-71-211 -2
Carin Koch 71-68-72-211 -2
Kristy McPherson 70-69-72-211 -2
Hee Young Park 71-67-73-211 -2
JiYoung Oh 71-66-74-211 -2
Brittany Lincicome 74-69-69-212 -1
Karrie Webb 74-68-70-212 -1
Becky Morgan 73-69-70-212 -1
JiminKang 71-70-71-212 -1
Irene Cho 69-72-71-212 -1
Suzann Pettersen 68-73-71-212 -1
Stephanie Louden 71-69-72-212 -1
Anna Rawson 71-69-72-212 -1
Jin Joo Hong . 71-68-73-212 -1
Meena Lee 73-70-70-213 E
Diana D'Alessio 69-72-72-213 E
Kyeong Bee - . 74-66-73-213 E
Brandle Burton 72-71-71-214 +1
Eun-HeeJI 71-72-71-214 +1

Louise Stable 71-72-71-214 +1
Brittany Lang 69-74-71-214 +1
Beth Bader 68-75-71-214 +1
Alena Sharp 73-69-72-214 +1
Wendy Doolan 72-70-72-214 +1
Sandra Gal 71-71-72-214 +1
Mika Miyazato 69-73-72-214 +1
Vicky Hurst 69-72-73-214 +1
Katherine Hull 69-71-74-214 +1
Jiyal Shin 70-68-76-214 +1
Jill McGill 73-69-73-215 +2
Sarah Jane Smith 70:72-73-215 +2
Soo-Yun Kang 73-68-74-215 +2
Eva Dahilof 74-68-74-216 +3
Anja Monke 72-70-74-216 +3
Sophie Glquel 70-72-74-216 +3
Meaghan Francella 70-71-75-216 +3
Janice Moodie 69-74-75-218 +5
Marcy Hart 72-70-76-218 +5
Allison Fouch 70-73-76-219 +6
Katie Futcher 70-73-76-219 +6
Lorie Kane 71-71-71-220 +7
Jane Park -71-69-WD

For the record


Florida Lottery
Here are the winning
numbers selected
Saturday in the
Florida Lottery:

CASH 3 (early)
CASH 3 (late)
PLAY 4 (early)
PLAY 4 (late)

16 - 29 - 31 - 37 - 41 - 03


12 p.m. (VERSUS) Indianapolis 500 - Qualifying
12:30 p.m. (TBS) Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
2 p.m. (WGN) Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
3 p.m. (FSNFL) Florida Marlins at Colorado Rockies
8 p.m. (ESPN) Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
3:30 p.m. (9, 20, 28 ABC) Western Conference - Game 4
- Los Angeles Lakers at Hous-ton Rockets
8 p.m. (TNT) Eastern Conference - Game 4 -
Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic
9:30 a.m. (GOLF) European PGA Tour - BMW Italian Open
- Final Round (Same-day Tape)
2 p.m. (2, 8 NBC) PGA Tour - The Players Championship
- Final Round
3 p.m. (ESPN2) LPGA Tour - Michelob Ultra Open at
Kingsmill - Final Round
7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) Eastern Conference - Game 5 -
Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
1 p.m. (SUN) ACC Tournament Final - Teams TBA
1 -t.(U)ACTunmetFnl-TasTA


NBA Playoffs
(Best of 7)
Saturday, April 18
Chicago 105, Boston 103, OT
Cleveland 102, Detroit 84
Dallas 105, San Antonio 97
Houston 108, Portland 81
. Sunday, April 19
L.A. Lakers 113, Utah 100
Philadelphia 100, Orlando 98
Atlanta 90, Miami 64
Denver 113, New Orleans 84
Monday, April 20
Boston 118, Chicago 115
San Antonio 105, Dallas 84
� Tuesday, April 21
Cleveland 94, Detroit 82
Portland 107, Houston 103 '
L.A: Lakers 119, Utah 109
Wednesday, April 22
.Orlando 96, Philadelphia 87
Miami 108, Atlanta 93
Denver 108, New Orleans 93
Thursday, April 23
Boston 107, Chicago 86
Dallas 88, San Antonio 67
Utah 88, L.A. Lakers 86
Friday, April 24
Cleveland 79, Detroit 68
Philadelphia 96, Orlando 94
Houston 86, Portland 83
Saturday, April 25 '
New Orleans 95, Denver 93
Dallas 99, San Antonio 90
Miami 107, Atlanta 78
L.A. Lakers 108, Utah 94
Sunday, April 26
Chicago .121, Boston 118, 20T
Cleveland 99, Detroit 78, Cleveland win's se-
ries 4-0
Orlando 84, Philadelphia 81
Houston 89, Portland 88
Monday, April 27
Atlanta 81, Miami 71
Denver 1 1, New Orleans 63
L.A. Lakers 107, Utah 96, L.A. Lakers win se-
ries 4-1
Tuesday, April 28
Boston 106, Chicago 104, OT
Orlando 91, Philadelphia 78
Dallas 106, San Antonio 93, Dallas wins se-
ries 4-1
Portland 88, Houston 77
Wednesday, April 29
Atlanta 106, Miami 91
Denver 107, New Orleans 86, Denver wins
series 4-1
Thursday, April 30
Orlando 114, Philadelphia 89, Orlando wins
series 4-2
Chicago 128, Boston 127, 30T
Houston 92, Portland 76, Houston wins se-
*ries 4-2
Friday, May 1
Miami 98, Atlanta 72
Saturday, May 2
Boston 109, Chicago 99, Boston wins series
Sunday, May 3
Atlanta 91, Miami 78, Atlanta wins series 4-3
Sunday, May 3
Denver 109, Dallas 95
Monday, May 4
Orlando 95, Boston 90
Houston 100, L.A. Lakers 92
Tuesday, May 5
Cleveland 99, Atlanta 72
Denver 117, Dallas 105, Denver leads series
Wednesday, May 6
Boston 112, Orlando 94
L.A. Lakers 111, Houston 98
Thursday, May 7
Cleveland 105, Atlanta 85
Friday, May 8
Orlando 117, Boston 96, Orlando leads se-
ries 2-1
L.A. Lakers 108, Houston 94, L.A. Lakers
lead series 2-1
Saturday, May 9
Denver 106, Dallas 105, Denver leads series
Cleveland 97, Atlanta 82, Cleveland leads se-
ries 3-0
Today's Games
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 3:30 p.m.
Boston at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Monday, May 11
- Cleveland at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12
Orlando at Boston, 8 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13
Atlanta at Cleveland, 8 p.m., if necessary
Dallas at Denver, 9 or 10:30 p.m., if necessary

Thursday, May 14
Boston at Orlando, TBA, if necessary
L.A. Lakers at Houston, TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 15
Cleveland at Atlanta, TBA, if necessary
Denver at Dallas, TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 17
Orlando at Boston, TBA, if necessary
Houston at L.A. Lakers, TBA, if necessary
Dallas at Denver, TBA, if necessary
Monday, May 18
Atlanta at Cleveland, 8 p.m., if necessary

NHL Playoffs
Friday, April 17
Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2, OT
Carolina 2, New Jersey 1, OT
Vancouver 3, St. Louis 0
Saturday, April 18
N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0
Detroit 4, Columbus 0
Boston 5, Montreal 1
Chicago 3, Calgary 2
Sunday, April 19
Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3
Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2
New Jersey 3, Carolina 2, OT
Anaheim 3, San Jose 2
Monday, April 20
Boston 4, Montreal 2
Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 0
Calgary 4, Chicago 2
Tuesday, April 21
Detroit 4, Columbus 1
Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 1
Carolina 4, New Jersey 3
Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2, OT, Vancouver wins
series 4-0
San Jose 4, Anaheim 3
Wednesday, April 22
Boston 4, Montreal 1, Boston wins series 4-
N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 1
Calgary 6, Chicago 4
Thursday, April 23
Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 0
Detroit 6, Columbus 5, Detroit wins series 4-
New Jersey 1, Carolina 0
Anaheim 4, San Jose 0
Friday, April 24
Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 0
Saturday, April 25 .
* Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh wins
series 4-2
Chicago 5, Calgary 1
San Jose 3, Anaheim 2, OT
Sunday, April 26
Washington 5, N.Y. Rangers 3
Carolina 4, New Jersey 0
Monday, April 27
Chicago 4, Calgary 1, Chicago wins series 4-
Anaheim 4, San Jose 1, Anaheim wins se-
ries 4-2
Tuesday, April 28
Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington
wins series 4-3
Carolina 4, New Jersey 3, Carolina wins se-
ries 4-3 . ,
Thursday, April 30
Vancouver 5, Chicago 3
Friday, May 1
Detroit 3, Anaheim 2
Boston 4, Carolina 1
Saturday, May 2
Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2
Chicago 6, Vancouver 3 .
Sunday, May 3
Anaheim 4, Detroit 3, 30T
Carolina 3, Boston 0
Monday, May 4
Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3
Tuesday, May 5
Vancouver 3, Chicago 1
Anaheim 2, Detroit 1
Wednesday, May 6
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2, OT
Carolina 3, Boston 2, OT
Thursday, May 7
Chicago 2, Vancouver 1, OT, series tied 2-2
Detroit 6, Anaheim 3, series tied 2-2
Friday, May 8
Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3
Carolina 4, Boston 1, Carolina leads series
Saturday, May 9
Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3, OT, Pittsburgh
leads series 3-2
Chicago at Vancouver, late
Today's Games
Anaheim at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Carolina at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 11
Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m..
Vancouver at Chicago, 9 p.m.

Cautions fly at Darlington

Associated Press
Pit crew members for Reed Sorenson (43) service the car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Se-
ries Southern 500 auto race on Sunday at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Mark Mar-
tin led the race with 20 laps to go at press time. Please see Monday's Chronicle for results.

Garcia adjusting to

backup role in Oakland

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -Of all
the changes Jeff Garcia has
faced since signing a one-
year contract with the Oak-
land, Raiders in the
offseason, accepting a job as
quarterback JaMarcus Rus-
sell's backup has been th.e
,most challenging..
In addition to the usual
adjustments of learning a
qe1w offense, Garcia - who
has 116 career starts in 10
NFL seasons- has had to
wrestle with the idea of
-being a reserve.
"It's not an easy role to ac-
cept because of the compet-
itive nature that is within
me," Garcia. said Saturday
in between practices at the
Raiders' niadndatoryn mini-
camp. "I struggled with it
when I was in Philadelphia.
I had a hard time just sitting
:on the sideline watching."
Russell, the No. 1 overall
pick in the 2007 draft, is the
unquestioned starter in
Oakland but is already be-
gi inning to feel the pressure
� after leading the Raiders to
J'5-11 finish last year while
Throwing 13 touchdowns
%and seven interceptions.
At the NFL owners meet-
ings in March, coach Tom
Cable told reporters Russell
needed to take on more of a
leadership role with the
team and made veiled refer-
ences to Russell's work

Continued from Page BI

week at Lowe's Motor
Speedway with another
driver, Hunter said it cannot
be entered with Mayfield as
the owner.
Mayfield said in his state-
ment that an interim owner
and a temporary replace-
ment driver would be an-
nounced early next week.
John Andretti, who fin-
ished 32nd in last week's
race at Richmond, said he's
not worried that the driver
next to him might be driv-
ing impaired and ap-
plauded NASCAR's tougher
drug policy
"I think it's a great thing
that they (NASCAR) do," Ari-
dretti said from Indianapo-
lis, where he's preparing for
the Indy 500 later this
month. 'And whoever they
catch and confirm, so
there's no mistake, shame
on them."
Just days after the Day-
tona 500, one of Mayfield's
crew members became the
first person punished under
NASCAR's new drug policy
for a failed test. Mayfield
fired Paul Chodora after he
was suspended by NASCAR.
"We as an organization
appreciate NASCAR's drug
testing policies and policing
efforts as it makes the sport
stronger overall," Mayfield
said after firing Chodora. "If
Paul doesn't comply with
NASCAR's reinstatement
process, then he will no
longer be an employee of
Mayfield Motorsports."
Mayfield, a two-time qual-
ifier for the Chase for the

Adding Garcia, the
Raiders hope, will help
Still, the role of mentor is
a new one for the 39-year-
old Garcia, who played his
first NFL game in 1999
when Russell was still a
high school freshman.,
"It's about understanding
your role and I understand
what I have come into with
this team," said Garcia, who
has passed for more than
25,000 yards in his career "I
understand that JaMarcus is
the starting quarterback. I
'do believe that I am a start-
ing' quarterback, as far as
caliber is concerned. Hope-
fully by the example that I
set ... JaMarcus can see and
'finderstand that this is why'
I've been able to play this
game so long and why I've
been able to have the suc-
cess that I've had.
"Hopefully that competi-
tive drive is just what allows
JaMarcus to increase his
own competitive spirit. The
greatest understanding that
needs to come out of all this
is that this is a small win-
dow in our lives. It's a small
window of opportunity to
and to make the most of this
While with Philadelphia
in 2006, Garcia came off the
bench and led the Eagles to
five straight wins in Decem-
ber and a spot in the play-

championship, has five Cup
victories in 433 career
starts, but none since 2005 at
Michigan. He was fired by
Evernham Motorsports in
late 2006 and bounced
around until this season,
when he formed Mayfield
He threw the team to-
gether in less than a month
but made headlines as the
underdog who raced his
way into the season-opening
Daytona 500. But he made
just four of the next 10
races, and is currently 44th
in the Cup standings.
NASCAR announced a
new, tougher drug policy
last September. The guide-
lines were strengthened in
part because of former
Truck Series driver Aaron
Fike's admission that he
had used heroin - even on
days he raced. That led
Tony Stewart, Kevin Har-
vick and other veteran driv-
ers to call on NASCAR to
add random drug testing to
its policy.
Under the new rules, all
drivers and crew members
had to be tested before the
season began. Random tests
are scheduled throughout
the year, and at least four
drivers are tested each
weekend. Hunter said the
drivers are selected through
an automated computer
Former NASCAR driver
Dario Franchitti was
stunned by the news.
"I know the IndyCar drug
policy is pretty stringent,
and I know NASCAR has
really been ramping it up,"
he said from Indianapolis,
where he qualified third. "I
think it's very important

offs. He did it despite a
growing uneasiness over his
situation as the backup to
starter Donovan McNabb.
"That didn't mean that I
was a negative distraction to
the team," Garcia said. "I
still tried to be whatever I
needed to be for Donovan,
which is what I'll be here for
JaMarcus. But deep inside
we're all competitors and
we all play this game to be
on the field, to not be on the
His biggest contribution,
though, may come in the
meeting rooms where Oak-.
land hopes Garcia's atten-
tion to detail will rub off pn
"He brings a lot," Russell
.said. "'HIe's.a, good people
person. He's got good peo-
ple skills on and off the
field. I just sit and watch
and admire what he does."
Cable likes what he has
seen so far from his top two
"What I see out there is
two guys that are trying to
learn some new things and
trying to get their feet set-
tled where they need to be
in terms of understanding
'and all that," Cable said.
"That relationship I think is
really good. It has been good
in the meetings and all that
Jeff has a purpose for why
he is here and I think he has
embraced that"

when you're in a car that
you have to be there 100
Trucks driver Ron Hor-
naday last year admitted
using testosterone for more
than a year - before it was
added to the sport's banned
list - to treat a medical
issue. Hornaday has
Grave's disease, a condition
he is now treating with Syn-
throid, which replaces a
hormone normally pro-
duced by the thyroid gland
to regulate the body's en-
ergy and metabolism.
NASCAR did not punish
him for the testosterone ad-
mission because the cream
did not enhance his per-
formance or impair his
NASCAR's past policy al-
lowed for testing any time
series officials had "reason-
able suspicion" to question
a driver or crew member.
Fike's admission forced
NASCAR to begin a weekly,
random process.
On Wednesday, former
Nationwide Series driver
Kevin Grubb was found
dead in a Richmond-area
motel room from what po-
lice said was an apparent
self-inflicted gunshot wound
to the head. Grubb was sus-
pended indefinitely by
NASCAR after a second
failed drug test in 2006 and
never raced again in a
NASCAR sanctioned event.
Shane Hmiel, who made
119 starts in NASCAR's top
three national series, re-
ceived a lifetime suspension
,in 2006 after a third failed
drug test. Hmiel, who made
seven Cup starts in 2004 and
2005, won the Truck Series
race at Las Vegas in 2004.




Ochoa falters as Wright takes lead

Kerr tied atop

leaderboard at

15-under par

Associated Press

Lindsey Wright can't re-
member the last time she
played in the final grouping
in a golf tournament, but she
sounds eager to tackle the
'Absolutely," she said,
when asked if she's ready for
her first victory. "Bring it on."
The sixth-year pro from
Australia shot a 7-under 64
Saturday and will start the
final round of the Michelob
Ultra Open tied for the lead
with Cristie Kerr, an 11-
time winner.
Kerr hopes to spend her
day practicing the Zen-based
mental process that she said
has served her well since
she adopted it last year, but
also knows what Wright will
"She'll have to deal with
her internal self and voices
and whatever else is going.
on, just like we all do," Kerr
said after finishing strong
while top-ranked Lorena
Ochoa faltered.
Ochoa shot 74 with only
two birdies, which were can-
celed out by a double-bogey
at the par-4 14th. She started
the day leading by three and

Associated Press
Lindsey Wright hits from a bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the LPGA Michelob Ultra Open golf tour-
nament on Friday at the Kingsmill Golf Club In Williamsburg, Va. Wright is tied for the tournament lead at 15-under par.

now is five behind.
"I don't know what hap-
pened," Ochoa said. "I did-
n't hit the ball bad. I lipped
out maybe four putts today.
A couple of them were
about six feet, so I was a lit-
tle frustrated."
If Wright encountered
those doubting voices, she
hid it well Saturday. With
three straight rounds in the
60s, she's exceeded her total
for the first 22 rounds of the
year. She came within one
shot of the course record,

and has one bogey in the first
54 holes at Kingsmill.
She and Kerr will play
in the final twosome on
"I'm excited," Wright said.
"I feel like I'm ready It's
great to be in this position.
I've worked really hard on
my game, so I've earned the
right to be here. It's not like,
'Oh wow! I'm leading the
tournament' I mean, my ex-
pectations are that I expect
to be here.
"But in saying that, it's also

a new experience."
Her playing partner, by
contrast, hopes to have it
mastered. Kerr is ranked
sixth in the world, counts the
2007 U.S. Open among her
victories and won this event
in 2005.
She said her birdie-birdie
finish to gain a share of the
lead was big.
"If you don't have to make
up shots, it's better," she said.
In-Kyung Kim, one back
after a 67, will play with
Song-Hee Kim, who is two

back after a 68, with Wendy
Ward (67) and Natalie Gulbis
(68) in the third-to-last group.
Ochoa, who is tied with Ward
and Gulbis, is in the fourth
pairing with Shiho Oyama,
who is seven back
"I'm going to tell myself
tomorrow is a new day,"
Ochoa said.
Ochoa's 13-under total
coming into the day was a
midpoint record, and Wright
said having the 27-year-old
leading the way inspired
her to a share of the three-

round mark at 15 under.
"Having seen Lorena at
the top off the leaderboard,
that kind of sets the wheels
in motion when you get to
the first tee because you
know you've got to make
birdies," she said.
On Sunday, she intends to
employ lessons learned
from past days in con-
tention, most recently the
Kraft Nabisco Champi-
onship, where she finished
fourth a month ago.
"If you start planning the
speech on the first hole, you
know you're going to be in
trouble. It's a matter of play-
ing each shot at a time.
You've got to pace yourself,"
she said.
Kerr just hopes to keep
her mind clear and trained
where it needs to be.
"I have to focus on where
I want to go tomorrow in-
stead of being tied for the
lead, because obviously
that's not going to hold up,"
she said, adding that her
mental training not only
steers her clear of negative
thoughts, but allows her to
negotiate the rough patches.
"If you can ride those
patches where not every-
thing . is coming together,
that's when you know you're
playing really well," she
said, noting that the philos-
ophy worked for her in the
third round when she had
two bogeys on the front
nine, then was 4-under on
the last nine.

Castroneves wins third Indy pole

Associated Press

ful Helio Castroneves was
back on top of the racing
world Saturday, winning the
pole for the Indianapolis 500.
On a cool, windy Saturday
full of strategic guesses on
when to qualify and when to
stay off the track, the charis-
matic Brazilian driver -
back in racing less than a
month after being acquitted
of charges of tax evasion -
took a big gamble, voiding a
-fast- qualifying effort from
earlier inthe day and knock-
ing Penske Racingteammate
.Ryan Briscoe off the pole.
7 His four-lap average of
224.864 mph on the historic
2.5-mile oval came with less
than two hours remaining
in the six-hour opening
round of time trials for the
May 24 race.
Briscoe and several other
challengers, including for-
mer Indy winner Scott
Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Marco
Andretti and 20-year-old
Graham Rahal, then took
shots at knocking Castron-
eves off the top spot without
"This place is magic," said
Castroneves, a two-time Indy
winner "It's just amazing....
We just had to keep working
through the weather, work-

Continued from Page B1

"I was the happiest man-
in the gym," Daly said.
Daly also made the right
moves for the Pistons, who
were notorious for their
physical play with Bill
Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn
leading the fight, Rodman
making headlines and Hall
of Fame guards Isiah
Thomas and Dumars lifting
the team to titles in 1989
and 1990.
"He did an unbelievable
job of taking a bunch of dif-
ferent personalities and
molding them into a team,"
Mahorn said.
Added Barkley: "I never
understood how a great
man and nice guy coached
the Bad Boys."
Thomas, the former New
York Knicks coach and
president who now
coaches at Florida Inter-
national University, said
Daly's death was an "im-
measurable loss for the
NBA and the entire basket-
ball world."
"I can't explain in words
how much he gave me as a
player and a man," he said.
Former Piston John Sal-
ley gave Daly the nickname
Daddy Rich for his impec-
cably tailored suits. The
National Basketball
Coaches' Association cre-
ated pins with the initials
"CD" that many coaches
and broadcasters are wear-

Associated Press
IRI driver Helio Castroneves jokes with his crew before prac-
ticing for the Indianapolis 500 auto race on Thursday at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Castroneves
won the pole for the race on Saturday.

ihg through the day. Ryan
and I were really strong.
When he went out there at
the end, I was thinking I did-
n't really want to have to go
out (again).
"Today was about finding
the edge. The first attempt
was a little easy. That means
you're not going fast enough.
We worked a little bit and
made it a little bit tougher."
Asked if this was even
more special because of the
uncertainty he faced at the
trial in Miami.
"Being here is already
being special," Castroneves

ing as it dedicates this post-
season to Daly. The organi-
zation also established the
Chuck Daly Lifetime
Achievement Award, which
will be given annually.
Despite his success, Daly
wasn't part of a Coach of the
Year presentation until he
handed the trophy to then-
Detroit coach Rick Carlisle
in 2002.
"This is as close as I've
ever been to that thing,"
Daly said, looking at the
Red Auerbach Trophy.
Born July 20, 1930, in St.
Marys, Pa., Charles Jerome
Daly played college ball at
St. Bonaventure and
Bloomsburg. After two
years in the military, he
coached for eight seasons
at Punxsutawney (Pa.)
High School and then
spent six years as an assis-
tant at Duke.
Succeeding Bob Cousy as
coach at Boston College,
Daly coached the Eagles to
a 26-24 record over two sea-
sons and then spent seven
seasons at Penn, leading
the Quakers to the Ivy
League championship in
Daly joined the NBA
coaching ranks in 1978 as
an assistant under Billy
Cunningham in Philadel-
phia. His first head coach-
ing job was with Cleveland,
but he was fired after the
Cavaliers went 9-32 the first
half of the 1981-82 season.
In 1983, Daly took over a
Detroit team that had never
had two straight winning

said. "Many times during
the trial I was thinking
about it. I was just wishing I
would be here."
Castroneves, who previ-
ously won poles here in 23 p
and 2007, gave boss Roger'
Penske a record 15th Indy
pole. But The Captain was
just happy for the driver, who
he strongly supported
throughout his six-month
legal ordeal.
"There's no question the
emotion- around him,"
Penske said. "He's one of the
most electric guys in racing
and everybody likes him.

seasons and led the Pistons
to nine straight. He per-
suaded Rodman, Thomas,
Dumars, Mahorn and Laim-
beer to play as a unit and
they responded with cham-
pionships in 1989 and 1990.
Far from being intimi-
dated by the Pistons' Bad
Boys image, Daly saw the
upside of it.
"I've also had players
who did not care," he said a
decade later. "I'd rather
have a challenging team."
After leaving Detroit,
Daly coached the New Jer-
sey Nets for two seasons
and led them to the playoffs
both times.
He left broadcasting to
return to the .bench 1997
with the Orlando Magic and
won 74 games over two sea-
sons, then retired at 68 be-
cause he was weary of the
travel. Daly joined the Van-
couver Grizzlies as a senior
adviser in 2000. In retire-
ment, he split time between
residences in Jupiter, Fla.,
and suburban Detroit
The Pistons retired No. 2
in 1997 to honor Daly's two
NBA titles.
"Without you, there
wouldn't be us," Mahorn
told the coach during the
Daly is survived by his
wife, Terry, daughter Cyd-
ney and grandchildren Seb-
rina and Connor.
The funeral is Wednesday
in Tequesta, Fla., at St Jude
Catholic Church. Visitation
is Tuesday in nearby Jupiter
at Aycock Funeral Home.

And the good news is he puts'
the numbers on the board.
He doesn't say it, he does it
with his foot"
Penske was also proud of
Briscoe, who made the deci-
sion to withdraw a 224.131.
run from earlier in the day
and try to take the pole from
Castroneves in the final 10
minutes of the session.
"That was a call that Ryan
made," Penske said. "He
wanted to go for it. I've got
enough confidence in him
that he isn't going to make a
inustake oltt.here.'. !
Briscoe, who qualified a.
little slower on the second at-
tempt at 224.083, said he
might have had a better
chance to knock his team-
mate off the pole if the deci-
sion had been made sooner.
"When you get down to it,
it's all about timing," the Aus-
tralian driver said. "We re-
ally wanted to do another
practice run and then every-
body got in (the qualifying)
line and we had to get in line.
We ran out of time.
"From that standpoint, it's
unfortunate, knowing
you've got the equipment to
get the pole."
, It was a big day for Penske,
who also placed Will Power
ninth among the 11 drivers
who locked up starting spots
in the 33-car race field.

Continued from Page B1

said. "He's the best player.
It's going to be a good
challenge for me. I know I
have a lead, but it's
against not only Tiger but
against the rest of the
field. I've got to play well
tomorrow to win here."
Cejka noted that he
does have experience
going up against Woods in
the final round of big
events. That would be the
1996 British Open at Royal
Lytham &.St Annes, when
Woods., wasa 20-year-old
amateur. Cejka shot 67
and Woods had a 70.
And there is more than
just Woods in the hunt.
Despite the calamity in
the final two hours on the
TPC Sawgrass, Sunday
brings opportunity.
"I'm still in pretty good
shape," Stenson said. "I
would have liked to have
finished better. That's just
the nature of this golf
Mother Nature didn't
After overnight rain on
the eve of the tournament,
the TPC Sawgrass has
been in an oven set to
broil. The putting surfaces
are more yellow than

green. -The fairways are
faster than ever. .The
slightest miss can lead to
big trouble.
No one had quite a wild
day as Kevin Na. He was
two strokes behind at the
turn, then bogeyed the
next two holes and put a
tee shot in the water on
the par-3 13th and took
triple bogey He got back
in the mix with a birdie on
the 15th and an eagle on
the 16th, only to bogey the
last two holes for a 74.,,
He was in the group at
5-under 211.
The third round was, o
topsy-turvy thatdi ny
Perry and Woody Ahlsfin
both made the cut onhthe
number, shot 68 in.74he
morning, and moved up 58
spots into a tie for 11th.
Italian Open
TURIN, Italy -Argentina's
Daniel Vancsik shot a 2-
under 69 to take a one-stroke
lead over Finland's Roope
Kakko into the final round of
the Italian Open.
The round was suspended
for nearly 4 hours because of
a thunderstorm, and Vancsik
bogeyed two of his last three
holes when play resumed. He
had an 11-under 202 total.
Kakko shot a 68. John
Daly was tied for 11th at 6
under after a 69.

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009 B5



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Spotlight on

Associated Press
Jimmy Fallon reacts Satur-
day after taking a look at
his bachelor's degree in
communications during the
College of Saint Rose's
86th annual Commence-
ment at the Saratoga Per-
forming Arts Center in
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Funny man finally
a college graduate
ALBANY, N.Y - He's a
comic, actor, "Saturday
Night Live" veteran and
"Late Night" talk show
host , *
Add one more thing to
Jimmy Fallon's resume:
College graduate.
Fallon, 34, finally got his
bachelor's degree Satur-
day, 14 years after he left
an upstate New York col-
lege to pursue his comedy
The television and film
star picked up his degree
in communications and
spoke to graduates at Sat-
urday's College of Saint
Rose commencement
"There's always going to
be someone out there like
that movie critic, who
doesn't believe in you or
who thinks your head is
too big or you're not smart
enough or whatever," Fal-
lon told the graduates.
"But those are the people
you need to ignore, and
those are the times you
need to just keep doing
what you love doing."
Fallon was a Saint Rose
student from 1992 through
1995, studying computer
science before switching
to communications. In the
second halfof his senior
year, he left the Albany
college to pursue a show
business career: He w as
one semester short of
He earned his degree
after presenting college of-
ficials with a portfolio of
his work in TV and film,
which satisfied remaining
More than 800 students
attended the ceremony
and received degrees from
the school. There are
more than 28,000 Saint
Rose alumni.

gig cut short
LONDON -Amy Wine-
house was forced to cut
short a comeback gig in St.
Lucia because of heavy
Winehouse spokesman
Chris Goodman said in a
statement Saturday that
the singer abandoned her
performance Friday at the
St. Lucia
Jazz Festi-
He says
hea'y rain
the stage
on the
Amy island,
Winehouse causing a
rig to fail and disrupting
sound equipment
The gig was the trou -
bled British singer's
first performance of
Goodman says that
Winehouse attempted to
continue her perform-
ance despite the storm,
but was forced to stop.
He said the singer
was disappointed, as
she'd hoped to repay
people in St. Lucia for
their hospitality.
--FIIjIT' Afiro ,rerD.-n


Famed Olympian Phelps returns, but with his image still damaged

Associated Press

Michael Phelps has served his
penalty, learned who his real
friends are and put up with
plenty of ridicule over that infamous
photo showing him inhaling from a
marijuana pipe.
The swimmer who won eight gold
medals at Beijing is ready to compete
again, but there's still a'lot of work to
do after the longest layoff of his ca-
The same could be said about his
image outside the pool.
Will fans remember him as the
iconic figure who left China with all
that precious metal around his neck?
Or will they perceive him as a petu-
lant party boy who showed again that
he's incapable of handling post-
Olympic fame?
"There's a picture on the Internet
that's burned into people's minds of
him with a bong in his mouth," said
Gene Grabowski, a senior vice presi-
dent with Washington-based Levick
Strategic Communications, who
works with high-profile clients in
need of an image makeover. "That
photographic evidence will live for-
ever on the Internet As unfair as that
may seem, human beings can't get
over that image in their minds. He'll
forever be associated with that"
Granted, Phelps' perception issues
pale in comparison to someone such
as Manny Ramirez, who just received
a 50-game suspension from Major
League Baseball after testing positive
for a banned substance. And it's not
as though Phelps is constantly run-
ning afoul of the law (see: troubled
football player Adam "Pacman"
But Phelps is unlikely to ever be
seen quite the way as was in the giddy
days after Beijing, where he took
down the most hallowed of Olympic
records - Mark Spitz's seven golds at
the 1972 Munich Games - and also
became the winningest Olympian
ever with 14 victories.
One little photo, apparently
snapped with a cell phone camera
after Phelps popped in on a college
house party in South Carolina three
months after his Olympic triumph,
sent his carefully scripted life into
He went into virtual seclusion for
nearly a month. He wasn't sure if he
even wanted to keep swimming.
Some days, he just stayed in bed in-
stead of going to the pool to train.
"I just backed offand let him know
I was there and I loved him." said
Bob Bowman, Phelps' longtime
coach. "'I wasn't really% sure he should
feel good for the first part of all that,
know what I mean? He had to work
through it. We were there for him. We
were not going to throw him out. We
tried to help him any way we could.
But he had to deal with it. This was
his thing."
Shortly after the photo was pub-
lished in a London tabloid -on
Super Bowl Sunday, of all days -
LUSA Swimming handed Phelps a
three-month suspension. In all likeli-
hood, the governing body factored in
his past indiscretion, a drunken-dri-
ving arrest shortly after he won six
golds and two bronzes at the 2004
Athens Olympics.
Phelps went into a shell, waiting
nearly a month before deciding that
he wanted to follow his plan all
along, to compete through the 2012
London Games.
The first step in this last phase of
his career begins next weekend,
when he races in five events at a
Grand Prix meet in Charlotte, N.C. -
his first competition in almost nine
"I've never had a break like I did
after Beijing." Phelps said. "I'm feel-
inggood in the water. I'm swimming
some decent times in practice. But I
have no idea w hat to expect in a
meet. I'm just going in with an open
mind anrd see what happens."
He insists that his life awlay from
the pool is much more settled.
"I think I'm more iaid back than
I ever have been," Phelps said
during an interview with The
Associated Press in his native
Baltimnore "I just seen to go
about things easier.: Maybe it's j :
because of everything I've j
been through. Maybe it's
just me getting older / -"
and more ma- ,-.-'. .i
ture. " . -
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Michael Phelps
is seen in this
2008 file photo.
Acoil.led Pros-.

Indeed, Phelps seems to have a
much better perspective on his latest
troubles. He was only 19 at the time of
his DUI arrest, having just moved
away from home for the first time in
his life. He insisted that he would
learn from his mistakes, but it seemed
as though he was reading a script
rather than speaking from the heart
Sitting down with the AP for nearly
an hour before a training session at
Loyola College, Phelps talked openly
about the problems he had dealing
with fame and fortune.
"Olympic athletes have a lot of
post-Olympic depression," he said.
"You go from such a high, from being
on top of your game at the highest
level of competition you can be at,
then all of a sudden the next day,
you're back to doing nothing. It's
hard. It's something I've had trouble
with the last two Olympics. We just
don't know what to do with our-
In some ways, Phelps said, he was
just living out the childhood he never
"It was probably the first time I've
ever really been able to be a kid.
Ever," Phelps said. "My friends were
like, 'Do you want to go to Vegas.' Oh
sure, I've never been to Vegas. 'Do
you .want to go to a playoff game in
Miami for (his hometown Baltimore)
Ravens?' I'm like, 'Sure, why not? I
have nothing else to-do.'"
And, of course, he was persuaded
to go out on the town when he visited
the University of South Carolina back
in November. That's one he would
like to have back, though it really
helped him see more clearly.
"This just really makes you wonder'
who your real friends are," Phelps
said. "When you're going through the
good times, there>are tons of people
there. When youigo through bad
times, some people fade. Your friends
are there with you every step of the
way. I've really been able to see who
was there and see who my real
friends are."
Still, one can't help but wonder if
he's just another pampered, shel-
tered athlete who was snatched away
from childhood too soon and now has
trouble dealing with the real world.-'
Phelps has been swimming for 17 of
his 23 years. He made his first
Olympic team at age 15. He set his
first world record not long after.
When asked this question,
Bowman comes clean.
"I think it's part of it." the
coach said. "I try to go back
in my head and think
about what we could '
have done different.
But we couldn'tido any- i
thing different, riot if he ,
wanted to win eight ,.gi
gold medals."
After winning all ,
that gold, Phelps left
on a whirlwind oftele-
vision appearances
("Saturday Night Live,"
"Entourage," "The Col-
bert Report"), book sign-
ings and sponsor
obligations. For an
Olympic athlete. even one
as spectacular as Phelps,
the window for cashing in is
relatively short.
It can also be exhausting.
"The minute after he won the i
last relay, immediately after
we do drug
test ing, we
go to the .
center, /
do all /
this ,,
stuff l.


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and he just kept going," Bowman
said. "He did that for four months
Every day, all day. He never had a
chance to take a deep breath. I re
member thinking, 'This poor kid,
not even going to get a minute to
"Then, when he finally does ge
chance to relax, he feels like he h
to cram it all into a short period o
time, because he's going to be rig
back into it. I think that contribute
to the environment he was in dow
*there (in South Carolina). It still d
n't excuse it."
While Phelps did lose one major
sponsor - a deal that landed him
Kellogg's cereal boxes was allowed
expire - most of his financial ba
ers stuck with him. Of course, the
no way to gauge how much busin
he lost because potential clients
didn't want him representing the
Grabowski, the image consult:
said Phelps continues to rate pos
tively with most people, though
there's a demographic that may b
shut out to him, at least in the she
"The problems is not his image
with adults," Grabowski said. "Ev
though parents seem to generally
him and think he's a good guy, th(
may be reluctant to expose him to
their children."
That could hurt Phelps' future
earning power. But Peter Carlisle
swimmer's agent, is confident his
client will gradually regain the tr
of potential sponsors, especially
that photo fades further into the ]
and there's more attention on wh
he does best - swimming.
Phelps plans to compete in thr
meets over the next two months,
take part in the U.S. national cha
onships in July before heading ov
seas for the world championship
Rome. He will be trying out a new
program, dropping several event
that brought him gold at the last t
Olympics for the chance to take o
new challenges.
"His image changes all the tim
Carlisle said. "But certain accom
plishments that he's had will alw
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mpi- the 130th day of 2009. There
ver- are 235 days left in the year.
s in This is Mother's Day.
w .Today's Highlight in His-
s tory:
wo On May 10,1869, a
in golden spike was driven in
Promontory, Utah, marking
e," the completion of the first
- transcontinental railroad in
ays, the United States.
o his On this date:
nd In 1774, Louis XVI ac-
ther ceded to the throne of
Iges In 1775, Ethan Allen and
de- his Green Mountain Boys,
hat along with Col. Benedict
Sto Amrnold, captured the British-
s to held fortress at Ticonderoga,
en. N.Y.
In 1908, the first Mother's -
ael Day observance in the United
lot States, inspired by Anna
r stuff Jarvis, took place during
church services in Grafton,
that W.Va., and Philadelphia.
will . Ten years ago: Cartoon-
ve ist,.playwright and songwriter
* a Shel Silverstein was found
ef- dead in his Key West apart-
is ment; he was 66.
Five years ago: Citigroup
agreed to pay $2.65 billion to
settle a lawsuit brought by
WorldCom investors who'd
lost billions when the com-
pany went bankrupt in an ac- .
-. counting scandal.
One year ago: Barack
Obama erased Hillary Rod-
ham Clinton's once-imposinu
lead among superdelegates
as he added endorsements .
from Utah, Ohio and the Vir-
gin Islands. A tornado in
Picher, Okla., killed seven
people. Jenna Bush married
Henry Hager, the son of a
.; Virginia Republican party offi-
cial, at the Bush family ranch
in Crawford, Texas.
Today's Birthdays:
Sportscaster Pat Summerall
is 79. Author Barbara Taylor
Bradford is 76. R&B singer
Henry Fambrough (The Spin-
ners) is 71. TV-radio person-
ality Gary Owens is 70. Actor
David Clennon is 66: Writer-
producer-director Jim Abra-
hams is 65. Singer Donovan
is 63. Singer Dave Mason is
63. R&B singer Ron Banks
(The Dramatics) is 58. Actor
Bruce Penhall is 52. Former
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)
is 51. Actress Victoria Rowel!
is 50. Rock singer Bono (U2 -
is 49 Rock musician Dann-,
IA Carey (Tool) is 48. Playwng!
Suzan-Lori Parks is 46
Model Linda Evangelista is
44 Click Five) is 26
Thought for Today: "The
art of being wise is the art of
knowing what to overlook." -
William James, American
psychologist and philosopher

C Section C SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009



Brehanna's burden

DON RYAN/Associated Press
Brehanna Ledesma, 9, kisses her mother, Heidi Ledesma, on March 3 outside a homeless day shelter in Portland, Ore. The Ledesmas were evicted
and became homeless last December after Joe lost his homebuilder job.

Forced from her childhood home, a 9-year-old girl struggles to cope with homelessness

Associated Press
t first, 9-year-old Brehanna
didn't seem to understand.
Her family was being
evicted from their home in
Tualatin, a Portland sub-
urb. Her father, Joe
. Ledesma, a homebuilder
for 20 years, was without a
job and couldn't find another. He couldn't pay
the $800 rent on the three-bedroom house
where he, his wife Heidi and*daughter lived.
And he couldn't get through to Brehanna as
they packed the family's navy blue 1986 Pon-

tiac Firebird that she would not be able to
bring her bed. She would not be able to bring
every toy or trinket, or that checkered desk she
had spent hours painting and sanding, either.
She wanted to bring it all to the next place,,
she told' her dad as she stood in her bedroom
filled with packed bags. But the Ledesmas had
no new place to go this time.
"I was trying to explain to her there were
some things we could'take;"* Joe said, "and
some things we were going to have to leave be-
That was in December, when Brehanna
joined the unhappy ranks of American chil-
dren who experience homelessness - a group
that includes one child out of every 50 in Amer-

ica. according to the National Center on Fam-
ily Homelessness.
In the months that followed, the Ledesmas
stayed with relatives and lived in shelters and
churches as they tried to regain their financial
f6ootng - or at least to stay afloat.
J6e spends most days searching for jobs..
Heidi, who at 42 is disabled because of severe
arthritis in her ankles, shuffles her feet and
limps as she tends to domestic duties. She
cooks for her family - not in a home, but in the
crowded kitchen of an east Portland homeless
"I never thought this would happen to us,"
she says. "Not in a million years."

Gerry Mulligan

Maybe a


will buy it
On Kentucky Derby
day last Saturday,
we had a household
full of children, grandchil-
dren and extended family
When it came time for the
race, we decided that we
should all bet a dollar and
pick a horse.
Horse races are more
fun when you have some
skin in the game.
Since none of the 20
people followed the
horses, we decided to pick
numbers out of a hat and
take the assigned horse.
Izzy, . our 3-year-old
granddaughter, thought
that was a great idea and
she cheered along with
the rest of us while the
horses ran the track.
When Mine That Bird
crossed the finish line to
the cheers and jeers of our
crowd, it was my wife who
was jumping up and down
with the winning number.
She made a cool $20.
But it was Izzy who had
the loudest response.
She began to cry.
Then she began to sob.
It was her very first bet
and she lost It's not a bad
lesson to learn, but this
was our granddaughter
and we weren't going to let
her down. We quickly de-
vised a new game that in-
volved picking the winning
number out of a hat
I told Izzy to pick num-
ber 9.
"But Grandpa," she
asked, "how do you know
number 9 is going to win?"
See WINDOW/Page C4

Spread the love this Mother's Day

lease pause with me
for a few minutes to
gather thoughts on
Mother's Day. Let's con-
sider a bit of "mother's wis-
dom" and remember
what's -best for children
and .families as we cele-
brate this special day.
Traditionally a day when
we honor our mothers - in
person, by phone, with a
card or flowers, over a
meal, or, as for me, in mem-
ory - Mother's Day also
provides us an opportunity
for reflection. There are
few more emotional bonds
than that of a mother and
child. And while we know

that difficult circum-
stances, negative behaviors
or other problems arise be-
tween parents and chil-
dren, we've all had the
need for the nurturing love
of a mother - natural, fos
ter or adoptive.
In special honor of our
mothers, may I suggest you
share a special gift with a
charity serving children, a
program that works with
teen moms, a shelter for
victims of domestic vio-
lence, or perhaps an
agency that serves elders.
Wouldn't it be a wonderful
tribute to our moms, in per-
son, by card, or as a memo-

rial, to give that gift in her
honor? This is especially
needed in these
tough economic
times - sharing
is caring,
whether it's our
time or dollars...
or both!
As part of my
4Generations In-
stitute work, I've
been collecting
family remem- Jack
branches; stories GU
passed across
the generations COL
that, provide a
guiding light in my advo-
cacy. I love family history


because it's what connects
us to our own personal
selves. Recalling
our family his-
tory also evokes
a sense of re-,
sponsibility, to'
the future in
order to create
our own lega-
cies. I'd like to
share one of my
favorite family
evine ' stories with you.
EST Aaron Cohen
and Minnie
JMN Golub, both
Russian immi-
grants, lived in the same
five-story tenement house

on Mercer Street in New
York's Lower East Side.
They knew each other only
by sight Since a formal in-
troduction was the re-
spected custom, Aaron's
sister dutifully introduced
them in the summer of 1915.
At ages 25 and 24, Aaron
and Minnie were the oldest
single children in their
families. Many around
them wondered, "What are
they waiting for?" as most
oftheir peers were already
married. Once the spark
was ignited, however, they
courted, married, and Min-
nie became pregnant in
three months' time.

Minnie's pregnancy was
without any unusual prob-
lems, but it was it decided
she would not deliver at
home in their apartment.
She arrived at the East
Broadway Laying-In Hospi-
tal a week before her ex-
pected due date and was
led to a bright and, airy
ward which 'she shared
with seven other women.
Two of the women had al-
ready delivered their ba-
bies but stayed on just to be
certain all was well. Min-
nie, at 25, was the eldest.
The two youngest were 16
and 17, one of whom had a
See LEVINE/Page C3

Mom, you're priceless
Great parenting doesn't cost a thing. start a book at the same time, but we usu-
It is tempting for parents to think ally figured it out without bloodshed.
that high-priced gifts equal lots of Going to the movies is always a treat,
love. Having that opinion in today's econ- but sister Samantha and I never really
omy is tough to accomplish. My sister and got into it. Mom would rent movies for us
I can testify that this theory is not true. and we could invite over a few friends.
Mom didn't have a money tree Add popcorn and a 2-liter
growing in our front yard, but soda, and we were occupied
we never realized it. We were for hours.
too busy having fun. And we al- Tubing the Rainbow River
ways knew we were loved. was tons of fun. We would buy
We would have flea market cheap tubes (you know the
adventures. Mom would give us kind that only last one trip ...
$5 and see who could get the actually you were lucky if it
most items. We would shop in was still inflated by the time
consignment stores and end up you reached the pull-out spot).
with twice, s many brand- Our gourmet lunch of PB & J
name items. We would walk Tobey Hunter sandwiches and Capri Suns
into a store in the mall and were waiting in the car for the
have a contest to see who could GUEST ride home. Good times!
find the best bargain. COLUMN We'd go to high school foot-
All three of us read - a lot! ball games on Friday nights

So book shopping was always fun in our
house because it involved negotiations. If
you did it right, you ended up with three
new books instead of one because we
could all share. We had to be careful when
reading a series because things could get
a little heated when two people wanted to

and cram everyone in the car to go back
to our house. We didn't need to go out to
dinner or for ice cream after the game.
Hanging out with our friends on the
trampoline in our back yard was enough
for us.

Great memories are irreplaceable

accompanying this column on this
fine Mother's Day is a piece from
Stepdaughter "1," Tobey Hunter.
To avoid any competitive concerns, not ac-
companying this column today -
is a piece from Stepdaughter
"A," Samantha Padgett.
As mentioned in years past,
Tobey has written a Mother's
Day column for her mom,
Neale, since she was a pip-
In recent years she's com-
mented, "This has been going on
a long time... is it time to stop?"
Now that Tobey's in her 30s,
and it's been years since her
mom has had a weekly column Charlie
through which many readers
came to know her, there is SHA
some awkwardness when con- OF (
templating if the annual
Mother's Day column connects with read-
ers and whether it should continue.
But why not? The tradition has been in
place for a lot longer than the 19 years,
18 months and two days that I've been
with the Chronicle, and reflections of a
young, involved Citrus Countian about
her Citrus Countian mom seem as good a


Mother's Day column as any
A lot happens between a mother and
child over the course of a quarter-century
or so and the bond is a beautiful thing.
Three co-workers have lost
their mothers in recent weeks
and my heart goes out to them.
As Tobey notes in her column,
great memories are irreplace-
able. I'm sure my coworkers
now experiencing loss will
hold those memories espe-
cially close today.
I'm blessed to have an 84-
year-old mom who is nothing
short of amazing. Thanks to her
kindness, direction, patience,
�rennan tolerance, patience and toler-
^DES ance (a lot of both), the value of
9�ES a great mom is not lost on me.
RAY So, to answer Tobey's ques-
tion, when Neale reaches my
mom's age and Tobey reaches mid-life-
dom, if I have any say, yes: write your
Mother's Day column!

Charlie Brennan is editor of the Citrus
County Chronicle. He can be e-mailed at

Page C2 -SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009


10 "There is no success without hardship."



Hernando Elementary

School's progress leads

list of FCAT successes

he Citrus County School
District deserves recog-
nition for the scores its
schools earned last week in the
writing portion' of the FCAT
Students in the fourth, eighth
and 10th grades annually take
the FCAT Writing
and Math-exams. THE I1
The math scores
have not yet been Citrus Cou
released. district FC
Two schools de- on par w
serve special
recognition for OUR OP1
their efforts-Cit- Major iCi
rus Springs Mid- Major imp
dle and Hernando deserves n
Citrus Springs LMiddle de-
serves high praise for its con-
tinued excellence in scores.
For three consecutive years it
has scored higher than any
other school in the district.
Hernando Elementary
should be applauded for its
Herculean leap of 33 points in
a single year. Following last
year's disappointing score of
57, the school instituted an in-
tense focus on writing, and the
effort paid off with a score of 90
this year. .
Overall, the district averages
were below the state averages.
.Theigreshough,.re mis-
leading for some schools.
Individually, the three main
, high schools - Citrus, Crystal

Flower feeders
Does anyone know what these
big black bugs with yellow stripes
are that's eating the leaves of our
flowers? I've seen a lot of bugs in
my life, but I've never seen any
like this. It is not a grasshopper.
It's black with yellow stripes on it
and they go from little to pretty
good big-sized ones. If anybody
knows what they are, please put it
in the paper of how we can get rid
of them because they're eating up
the flowers and they're in the gar-
On a positive note 0
OK, Charlie (Brennan),
I'll try to be a little more,,
positive this time You
know, I saw Greg Allman.
The only time in my life
was down near Busch
Gardens; it was at that,
what was it called, the CAL
Sun Dome. I was hitch- 563i
hiking in Florida when 1 5UU
was 30, whicfi'ttiht'simf-: ..
possible, that would be 30 years
ago? Wow. I saw him; the Greg All-
man Band. What was it called, the
Allman Brothers? And I seen Arlo
Guthrie play in an outdoor con-
cert in New Jersey once. I think I
saw him somewhere else once...l
guess I'm more into hard rock
than you are. I'd rather see Metal-
lica and I'm older than you - I'm
60. So the older I get, the harder I
like it. Gets me going.
Fire power
I'm calling in regards to
the...loss of volunteer firefighters
in Citrus County. This is a prob-
lem, unfortunately, that's not
going to be fixed in a very short
time. A lot of the volunteers are
younger generation,, where at 2 or
3 o'clock in the morning they
hear the alarm go off and they
know they're going to be out for
three, four hours on fires when
most of'them have to be at work
by either 6 or 7 o'clock in the
morning. The other problem is,
it's very obvious that the career
..firefighters de-o.not-.want the. volun-.

River and Lecanto - are all
scoring much higher than they
did five years ago, which shows
steady improvement. Also, all
three scored higher than the
state, average for 10th-grade
At the fourth-grade level, seven
of the 11 schools
SSUE: scored higher than
the state average
nty school and three of those
AT scores - Citrus Springs,
th state. Hernando and
Pleasant Grove -
INION: 90 percent or
movement higherspots can
cognition. be found even at
the eighth-grade
level, which as a whole scored
six points below the state aver-
age. Citrus Springs scored four
points above the state average,
and overall the four main mid-
dle schools have improved their
scores by an average of 16.total
points in the last five years.
Whether one agrees with
FCAT testing or not is irrele-
vant; the school district has a
responsibility to use the FCAT
scores as a measure of their
students' progress in certain
areas. The district's scores
over the past five years in the
FCAT Writing exam show the
district as a whole has been
quite successful ini-ailsing the
performance of its students.
We applaud their efforts.

teers in the department any
longer,..Lots of times, they don't
get along...This is a problem
that's just not going to be fixed.
Also, the career firefighters, they
actually want to take over the
whole county.
Chrysler clarification
I just want to.comment on
Chrysler. You get the news on
there and they say, "OK, to our.
New York Stock Exchange news,"
and they come on with news
about Chrysler. Chrysler is a pri-
vately held company and
LJND they're-not even traded
on the New York Stock

why our government is
even bailing them out.
It's a privately held com-
pany. You and I can't own
stock in it. We can't vote
on what the company
S5 9 does. They just do what
079 they want. I don't believe
we're givingthemrn all this
money when they're a
privately held company. How's the
taxpayer going to benefit from
anything that Chrysler does when
it's a privately held company? Has
nothing to do with the New York
Stock Exchange, NASDAQ or any-
thing else.
Mincing words
Both the Citrus County Chronicle
and the St. Petersburg Times keep
referring to immigrants that are
here in this county and in other
parts of the country. They are not
immigrants; they are illegal
aliens. They are undocumented
immigrants. Why is it that the
newspapers don't point that out?
And it's a fact that these undocu-
mented immigrants earn between
$700 and $1,400 a week. Inter-
esting. Do they pay taxes? Do they
pay their medical bills? What do
they do? They don't. We, as a tax-
payer, pay it, and they earn ,
$35,000 to' $50,000 a year and
live in an apartment or a mobile
home for $50 a week. Hey, there's
something wrong here. And let's
start calling t he.r1what.they are.

Gerry. Mulligan........................................ publisher
-Charlie. Brennan ...... .......................editor
Neale Brennan ........ promotions/community affairs
Mike Arnold ................................ managing editor
Cheri Harris.................................... features editor
Curt Ebitt ...................................... citizen member
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torture story



W hat follows is a personal turned the
story, a microcosm of the company co
torture debate. to use a ma
It was 1969. The fighting was mation fro:
close, personal, and brutal, and him and sa
neither side was inclined to take that." He st
prisoners in the jungle. But there Since tha
are rules of war, and when the cals have p
enemy lays down his weapon and failure to g
surrenders, those rules must be the captive
followed. We followed the rules. lation of yoi
But make no mistake, it is easier have the sa
said than done. The surrendering even high:
soldier may have just killed one tack? A nu(
of your men, a man. who had Also, their
looked to you to keep him safe, a alityvs. mor
man you trusted, a man who had believes th
risked his life for you and the oth- and always
ers, a man you called friend, a ment in the
man you will always remember formation:
As a young lieutenant leading a armies have
platoon in combat for only a few mation? Ca
days, my unit and I captured a tary history
North Vietnamese soldier When that decisib
the four platoons of our company upon inform
met up in the jungle later in the captives? Y
day, we set up a perimeter, and I torians spe

that information was obtained? Do
you really believe that the informa-
tion was simply volunteered?
Conversely, the moralist school
generally adheres to the idea that
principles and survival are not
mutually exclusive.
What has actually evolved is a
don't-ask-don't-tell scenario that
eliminates state-sanctioned tor-
ture, but often turns a blind eye
toward heat-of-the-action, indi-
vidual coercion on the battlefield.
Clearly, that is not the path I
chose. But the hypothetical do
matter Torture is a crime, and the
essential individual question is:
What crime would you commit to
save your loved ones, your com-
rades, or hundreds or thousands
or tens of thousands of people?

Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
author the Washington Merry-
Go-Round column, founded in
1932 by Drew Pearson.

- -- aLETTERS to the Editor -.E..'..

Caring community,
- Jesse and I cannot thank the
people of Citrus County enough
for all their support. Based on
several articles in the Citrus
County Chronicle, many people
have driven miles to Floral City
to donate to Jesse's Cancer Free
Fund. Many have even donated
support to Jesse without accept-
ing the bracelets we offered.
We have also received numer-
ous calls offering encourage-
ment and support. One such call
was from Janet in Douglasville,
Ga., who read an article about us
on the Internet We spoke for a
long time and she told us she
used to live in Floral City and
hated to move. We also have spo-
ken to many cancer survivors
and others who, have lost some-
Jesse and I delivered four
bracelets to Charlotte, who was
rehabilitating at Woodland Ter-
race. She is a very sweet woman
and we wanted to surprise her
with a visit As we visited Char-
lotte, many nurses came to offer
their support to-Jesse. Charlotte,
we hope you are doing better
and have returned to your home.
God bless.
We would like to thank the
Spring Sportsman's Club for its
generous donation to assist
Jesse with his medical bills.
We would also like to thank
Richie and Paula for their dona-
tion and, with their friend Nick,
the case of Mona-Vie, a health
juice and antioxidant that
helped Jesse.
We would like to express a
special thank you to Keri Lynn
McHale of the ChroniCle,
"Pudgee" and the girls at
Pudgee's Hot Dog Stand, and
Martha and Shannon at Aunt
Martha's Produce in Floral City;
and to all my fellow school cross-
ing guards and Lt Dodd of the
Citrus County Sheriff's Office.
Thank you to my friend
Yvonne, secretary at the Floral
City Methodist Church, for her
prayers and the special Bible
she gave Jesse. Our prayers to
you -and-yourfamily.
We can't forget Jesse's favorite
doctor through this ordeal: Dr
William Harrer from Citrus
Hematology and Oncology Cen-

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ter and his caring staff. One of
his heartwarming sayings was
"keep the faith," and we all
Last but not least, thank you to
"my Richard," who has taken
care of Jesse since he was 15
years old.
One year later, and Jesse has
moved back to Tampa, resuming
his job at Sam's Club. He is can-
cer free and in remission. We
have been overwhelmed by the
compassion and support shown
by the people of Citrus County.
Thank you, again and again.
This will be my best Mother's
Day so far Happy Mother's Day
to all of the moms, and keep the
Gail Grandinetti and Jesse
Floral City

Fight this legislation
The federal government wants
to auction off legal permits to
businesses to emit carbon diox-
ide. If the government intents on
reducing the amount of carbon
dioxide released by industries, it
should be up front onthe huge
cost to taxpayers. This bill will

create the biggest tax increase in
the history of this country, and
the world!
Under the Waxman-Markey
"cap and trade" bill, the govern-
ment sets a maximum "cap" on
how much carbon dioxide indus-
tries can release by selling a lim-
ited number of allowances. The
"trade" portion of the bill occurs
because the permits can be
traded in the market based on
the usage of each entity. The gov-
ernment makes money from auc-
tioning off these allowances to
the highest bidder
It is estimated that industries
will spend an additional $366
billion per year buying emission
permits from the government.
And, this cost will be passed
down to the consumer
You read it correctly; the con-
sumer will pay the cost for the
release of greenhouse gases into
our atmosphere. Consumers will
pay the $366 billion in new fed-
eral revenues through higher
prices at the pump, gas, electric-
ity, etc. This will do more eco-
nomic harm than environmental
Our cost will be $3,100 to
$3,900 per household per year!
This cost could be higher, espe-
cially when you consider Wash-
ington's fuzzy math track record.
But, a recent MIT study esti-
mated $3,100 based on 117 mil-
lion households. This cost will
be in addition to the $50
Progress Energy can collect
from its users. And we thought
this was extravagant!
Washington wants us to be-
lieve that this revenue will get
recycled into the economy. But,
don't expect a revenue check in
the mail. The MIT author stated,
"The only way that money does
not get recycled to the 'average'
household is if it is spent on
something that provides no use-
ful service for anyone - that is
true government waste." Yes,
you read that correctly. As long
as Nancy Pelosi is head of the
asylum, it will fund "true govern-
ment waste" in the form of parti-
san payoffs or be added to the
redistribution of income
Edna Mattos

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captive over to the
commander, who began
chete to extract infor-
m him. I approached
aid, "Sir, you can't do
at time, the hypotheti-
ersisted. What if your
;ain information from
had led to the annihi-
ur unit? Would you be-
ame if the stakes were
r, such as a Sept. 11 at-
clear attack?
e is the discussion ofre-
rality The realist school
at torture always has
will be an integral ele-
gathering of enemy in-
How do you think
e always gathered infor-
n you pick up any mili-
y book and fail to read
ons were made based
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Brehanna - affectionate
and playful - has trans-
ferred to a new school, one
that caters to students who
are homeless or in transition.
She remains in many ways
a fourth-grader like any other
She sports Hannah Montana
sneakers, swings on monkey
bars and ties her long, brown
hair in ponytails. She boasts
she can read as well as an av-
erage sixth-grader
But she has lost some of
her innocence. She under-
stands her circumstances,
and she can speak frankly in
her soft voice about how her
family gets by.
"We are having a hard time
paying rent," she tells her
reading teacher Mary Weller.
She yawned and coughed,
battling the second cold she
has caught in less than a
month at the shelter
"But ifyou want to pay rent
and you need to get money
you can donate blood," she
says. "My dad does that"

Brehanna awakes before
dawn. At about 6 a.m., a shel-
ter coordinator flicks on the
-fluorescent lights and Bre-
hanna sets her feet on the
thin carpet
She puts on her school
clothes: Jeans. A pink Old
Navy T-shirt. A hoodie with
By her count, there are
about 40 other people - sin-
gle women, men with their
sons, other couples with chil-
dren - in the room filled
with Army-style cots. She and
her family slept in one cor-
ner. A fellow fourth-grader,
Jeffery, and his father slept a
few feet away.
"I go to sleep at 10," she
says. "That's hardly any sleep
at all."
This is the Warming Cen-
ter, a Portland shelter for
families with children that
opens at-7 p.m. and closes 12
hours later the next day -
every day.
With her parents, Bre-
hanna climbs into the family
car and heads to Daybreak, a
homeless center inside the
Peace Church of the
Brethren four miles away.
She waits in line to shower in
a narrow stall, then catches
the school bus.
At the Community Transi-
tional School, children in
kindergarten through eighth
grades write in journals. They
eatbreakfast and lunch, laugh
and take art classes in a cafe-
teria. Windows in the class-
rooms look out onto a track
and basketball hoops behind
the school, where students
spend their daily recess.
For Brehanna, it's just not
the same as what she left be-
hind in Tualatin.
"My other school had a big-
ger playground," she says. "I
miss my friends."
In Tualatin, she found a-
niche for herself after an early
childhood marked by moves
from Washington to Texas,
then to Oregon. She also met
her best friend, Sienna; the
two girls still get together, and
Brehanna returns to the shel-
ter asking if she might have
"an MP3 player like Sienna's?"
Her father's eyes widen,
and he shakes his head. She

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complicated pregnancy.
That girl was two weeks past
her due date, hurting and
It was early morning
when the sleeping women
Were jolted awake by the
screams. Two nurses rushed
in and wheeled the 17-year-
old girl off. The others were
. silent, filled with fear They
looked to their "big sister"
Minnie for comfort.

DON RYAN/Assocated Press
Brehanna Ledesma sits outside a homeless day shelter crying March 10 in Portland, Ore. Brehanna and her parents, Joe
and Heidi, were evicted and became homeless last December after Joe. lost his homebuilder job.

knows not to ask again.
Occasionally, she raises a
more obvious question:
When will we get a house?

Each move promised bet-
ter pay and steady work for
Joe. By the time the housing
boom went bust in Oregon, a
state that in many ways re-
mained beyond the fray of
the housing crisis until the
last half of 2008, he had
worked on dozens of Port-
land properties.
He could point to high-end
homes in the thick of the
metro area's tree-covered
hillsides and tell his daughter
he helped build them.
Pounding nails to assemble
frames earned him roughly
$17 an hour.
"It was good for us," he
says. "But I tell Brehanna
over and over again that if I
knew now what I didn't know
then, I probably would have
pursued my education more."
Joe and Heidi both gradu-
ated high school, and while
his salary as a homebuilder
was modest by some stan-
dards, it was enough to keep
the Ledesmas happy in their
doublewide modular home.
The rental had a backyard.
There, Joe and Brehanna
dug up worms for their fish-
ing outings.
Joe says he was blind-sided
at the end of last year by the
quick decline of the job mar-
ket in Oregon, where the un-
employment rate reached
12.1 percent in March, sec-
ond highest in the nation.
When he got into the
homebuilding business in the
1980s, he could open the
newspaper and find as many
as 15 job listings. Now, there
are ofteh none, and when
there is one, 50 other people
are likely to apply for it
"It was within a blink of an
eye, we went from having a
home to here," he says, look-
ing around Daybreak
For gas money, he collects

After 20 minutes punctu-
ated by painful moans, hor-
rific shrieks, and a brief
chilling silence, there was a
baby's yelp. A nurse came
rushing in to Minnie's bed-
side and whispered that the
young mother died after de-
livering a healthy girl. Min-
nie immediately told the
others who. were paralyzed
with shock She ended the
news-telling with plans for a
breast-feeding system for
the hungry newborn. Min-
nie was a natural networker
before the concept was de-
fined in the literature.

Brehanna Ledesma, 10, leaps to touch the ceiling of her fam-
ily's new apartment April 24 while her father, Joe Ledesma,
watches In Portland, Ore. The Ledesmas Idecame homeless
soon after Joe lost his construction Job last December. He re-
cently secured a painting job, and the family has finally moved
into their own place after months of surviving In shelters, sell-
Ing plasma and collecting cans and bottles for money.

cans and bottles. On a good
day, the containers will yield
him $15 at an east Portland
recycling center
Twice a week, he donates
plasma at a local blood bank,
which earns him about $65.
He uses the money to pay for
medicine, gas and odds and
ends. The family buys gro-
ceries with food stamps.

A sign at the door of
teacher and principal Cheryl
Bickle's classroom says
"Leave your worries here.",
Brehanna enters and takes
her seat
Inside the classroom, col-
orful chains made of con-
struction paper stretch from
wall to wall. A glittery star
hangs over Brehanna's desk
The school serves about
200 students a year Bickle
says she didn't know how
many are new to homeless-
ness. Administrators at the
school don't ask for details.
Still, school staff can see the
effects of the down economy.
"Once every other week,
we would hear, 'I got an
apartment,' and then a family
would move on," says Jen-
nipher Cochenour, who

The next night, my
mother, Ruth, was born.
News of the birth spread
to out-of-town family via
telegram. The next morning
with telegram and sack
lunch in hand, Minnie's
cousin Hannah took the
ferry from New Jersey to
pay a visit. Entering the
large room she saw two ba-
bies at Minnie's bed - one
suckling at the breast, the
other crying bitterly in the
rattan bassinet.
The cousin said, "Minnie,
the telegram didn't say
twins!" Minnie chuckled,

teaches kindergarten and
first grade. "I haven't heard
that in a longtimee"
Brehanna's desk is at the
front of the classroom, set
away from most of her 31
classmates and nestled in a
corner that's bordered by a
bookshelfand bulletin board.
She's reluctant to say why.
Maybe she chose the comer,
however isolated, because
it's a defined space. It offers
privacy to a girl who hasn't
had any in weeks.
"This space belongs to
her," Bickle says. ,
The comer also offers Bre-
hanna a place where she can
slowly adjust to a new school
and a new life, whether she's
in it for the long haul or just a
few more weeks.
She hears her parents say
they'll have a place to call
home again within a couple
of months. When she gets her
own bed again, she said,
she'll layer it with Sponge
Bob Square Pants sheets.
She shares her simplest
thoughts, and seldom speaks of
being homeless or having less.
Only every so often, she
breaks down. Once, she sheds
tears over a lost stuffed ani-

and told the story of the
young mother who died in
The cousin looked at the
nursing baby, then briefly
examined the crying crea-
ture in the bassinet, and
said, pointing to the baby at
Minnie's breast, "Your baby
is far prettier"
"That one is mine,"
laughed-VMinnie, pointing to
the crying one.
"You leave your own to
cry while you feed a
stranger's baby?" the cousin
"Yes. There's a baby with

mal. She rests her head
against her father's chest and
he reminds her they had big-
ger worries than lost toys.

"Nobody talks to me re-
-ally," she says as she rides the
bus home. "I wish I could just
get out of that school and go
back to Tualatin."
She taps her feet, rests her
arms on the seat in front of
her and looks out the window.
A girl sitting across the aisle
tells Brehanna to stop, so she
sits in silence.
Before reaching Daybreak,
the bus, carrying about a
dozen youths home, makes
three stops, including one at
a one-story motel where half
the kids spill out of the bus.
The other two stops are made
at neighborhood homes. Two
brothers get off at their aunt's
, Because students at the
Community Transitional
School don't always know
where they will be sleeping
the next night, Penny
Scrivner, the bus driver, fol-
lows a new route that's
mapped out each afternoon.
On any given day, she will stop
at hotels, shelters, houses and
grocery store parking lots:
Brehanna gets off the
school bus, walks into the
shelter and passes through
the kitchen. Without a word,
she throws her arms around
her mom, who sits at a table.
The Ledesmas' days run on
a regimented schedule deter-
mined by Brehanna's school
and the family's hours at Day-
break and the Warming Center
They spent their first night
there on New Year's, after
staying with Joe's sister dur-
ing the holidays. They didn't
exchange Christmas presents.
Brehanna gave her father a
note instead, and thanked
him for caring for her.
In swirly, bubbly penman-
ship, she wrote that she still
loved him - "NO MATTER
WHAT!!" She also thanked

no mother, maybe no home.
Mine can cry for a few min-
utes. She has both."
She motioned the cousin
to draw closer, her eyes dart-
ing around the room. "This
is to show an example to
them, those other girls. If we
think just of ourselves and
our own babies, not only will
others needlessly suffer, but
so will our own. We all need
someone else at sometime.
This is good practice for
being a good mother"
Hannah understood. Min-
nie's philosophy was simple.
Care for your own, but care

him for allowing her to take
her cat - a cat she would
eventually leave with her
aunt because it wasn't al-
lowed at the shelter
Now, she says she wants to
be a veterinarian when she
grows up.

Back at the shelter, a
mountain of blankets and
clothes is piled on her fam-
ily's bed - three Army cots
pushed together in a corner
of the shelter
All they have - clothes,
books, toiletries, blankets -
is piled on the bed and along
a walL
It's too much, according to
shelter rules, and they need
to fit it into six bags or else
find another place to stay.
Brehanna had taken to a
narrow space between a cot
and the east wall ofthe Warm-
ing Center. Her back to the
wall, she sits on the ground,
knees nearly to her chest
"How do you spell San
Francisco?" she asks her fa-
ther as she does her home-
work, a stapled, six-page
worksheet with math prob-
lems and maps. "Eight times
six is 84? Oh no, it's 48."
Joe and Heidi sit on the
bed and fold laundry. Wind
beats against a window
draped in quilts. Ababy cries,
and there is chatter in the
next room, where single
women who have also fallen
on hard times sleep.
Heidi holds up a pair of
Brehanna's sweat pants;
"Angel" sparkles in studded
rhinestones on the left leg.
Heidi smiles.
She has herown description
of her daughter Brehanna,
says her mom, is a trouper

Two months pass.
It's the end of April. Joe has
a job painting houses; he no
longer has to collect cans
from strangers' trash bins or
donate plasma.
And the family is no longer
homeless. They have moved
into a two-bedroom, first-floor
apartment on Portland's gritty
eastern edge. The $750 rent is
paid by the same nonprofit
that ran the shelters where the
Ledesmas had been staying
The subsidy lasts for a year
"We're getting a place.
Wee!" Brehanna says, as she
and her parents drive to their
new home.
Brehanna, who has turned
10 in the time her family was
homeless, walks into the
apartment forthe firsttime. "I
can roll on the floor," she says.
She proceeds to do just
that Then she runs through
the living room, leaping and
trying to touch the ceiling.
She giggles - a lot She opens
and. closes the door to her
room over and over again,
and tells her parents she
wants her name spelled in big
block letters on her door
"Here you can walk
around in your bare feet if
you want," she says.
Floor tiles in the kitchen
are cracked. The beige car-
pet in the living room has
black scuff marks. The neigh-
borhood is not the best, and
Heidi is hesitant to let Bre-
hanna to play outside.
Still, it's a home.
Brehanna's parents say
they'll stay for at least a year
Maybe by next spring, Joe
and Heidi say, they'll move
on. Maybe, they'll move up.

about others, too. Minnie be-
lieved we are all connected in
some way under God's watch-
ful eye, but we are obligated
to take action to help others.
The gifts we give reward the
receiver and giver both.
Please honor me by shar-
ing this message with family,
'friends, and colleagues in
celebration of Mother's Day.

Jack Levine is founder of
the Tallahassee-based
4Generations Institute and
can be e-mailed at

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009 C3



The only one behaving like an adult was the 2-year-old
If I've looked at the calen- her quarreling daughters children. However, once re- going to or coming from Trying to drive? year-olds!"
dar correctly, this column out She left her 10-year-old ality rears its ugly head and church - when daughters I sarcastically interjected, Then, son Fred - who,
will appear on May 10, and her 12-year-old by the truth peeks Beth and Becky "I'm not TRYING to drive - until that moment, had
2009, which is Mother's Day side of the road and drove through the haze, got into it For I AM driving!" stayed out of the brouhaha
Perhaps I should, but I've not away Eventually, they were I recall times future ref&r- Great altogether - became right-
adopted a "column to match reunited. Then, the mother, when I wanted to ence: Beth was Now not only were our kids fully indignant and came to
the holiday" tradition. With who was an attorney, needed put our quarrel- - 12, Becky was 9 in a ruckus, but so were we. the defense of 2-year-olds
the exceptions of Easter and one. She was arrested and ing daughters out and son Fred For a few minutes there everywhere by calmly and
Christmas, as it pertains to my charged with child endan- on the side of the was 2. - was silence, but much like politely proclaiming, "I'm 2
writings, I usually ignore'em. germent My analysis was road. Their yammer- the passing of the eye of a years old."
But on this Mother's Day, by that a 12-year-old and a 10- In giving it ing continued to storm, hurricanes Beth and He'd made his point
coincidence, I will address year-old had made her be- thought and ' grow in intensity Becky began to blow hard The only person in our
parenthood. have like a 2-year-old. going down that Fred Brannen and my sweet- once more. family who was behaving like
I recently saw an Internet As time passes, most of us dark highway, I A SLICE heartcalledtoher In utter frustration, I put an adult was the 2-year-old.
news item concerning a tend to forget the bad times relived a certain darling daughters my hand over the back of
mother who did what many and remember only the Sunday morning OF LIFE in the sweetest, the seat, wagged my finger
of us have threatened but good. Based on this phenom- on the way home gentlest motherly in their faces and shouted, Fred Brannen is an
few have done - she pulled enon, Cheryl and I were per- from church - family dis- manner, "Willyougirls stop it?! "Enough already! You two Inverness resident and a
her car off the road and put fect parents who had perfect agreements often occur Your daddy is trying to drive!" are acting like a pair of 2- Chronicle columnist


Predicting 01

P resident Obama, over time. They created a
when he nominates a Constitution limiting the
Supreme Court jus- powers given any leader.
tice, will choose a candidate They anticipated those
from one of the "victim" rules remaining unchanged
groups. Obama will select over time to protect the new
someone who believes our republic.
Constitution should accom- Our Constitution forms
modate his progressive (lib- the basis for all our laws. To
eral) politics. He will favor assure justice and freedom,
"diversity" over talent and those laws must be the same
the rule of men over the everywhere, for everyone
rule of law. and unchanged over time. If
Were we governed by men a majority of the Supreme
rather than laws, America Court interprets the Consti-
would be but one election tution, as they have in the
away from becoming past, to reflect the wishes of
Venezuela. This nation's the ruling party, we substi-
founders fought to establish tute the "rule of men" for
a government that served the stability and safety of
the people. They knew the the "rule of law." Our re-
tyranny of governments that public is thereby weakened.
forced people to work for Limits on government's
their rulers. The founders power do not suit today's so-
knew even great leaders cial progressives like
were, mortal humans and Obama. Our Constitution re-
became unreliable as to the mains a barrier to seizing
quality of their governing private property and private

ama'ss Supreme Court pick

wealth for the sake of "eco-
nomic justice" and equal
wealth for all citizens.
Obama will select a jurist
who believes the Constitui-
tion should "grow" to ac-
commodate the
progressive vi-
sion of utopia: an
government that
provides for each
citizen's needs by
"Diversity" is
another issue Dr. Willi
that weakens the OTH
nation. It is a
hoax, a cruel VOl
fraud devised by
elite whites suffering, still,
the guilt of our nation's en-
slavement of blacks. That
"diversity" is a necessary
thing is a lie, repeated so
often that it has come to be
believed. No scientific stud-

ies have ever supported it.
None! Nothing but elite
opinion. Yet we teach it to
our schoolchildren as if it
were the gospel.
Politically correct "diver-
sity" is naught but
flower arranging.
A few red flowers
here, some pinks
and whites there,
some greens and
yellows mixed in
provides diversity
based on color,
not character But
im Dixon all red flowers
sER a are not the same.
-ER Suppose the reds
CES were roses and
carnations, gera-
niums and petunias. Would
that not be an equally "di-
verse" group based on char-
acter differences?
Humans of the same skin
color or gender. do not all
think and act alike. When

we claim we need someone
with brown skin to add di-
versity to a group, we are as-
suming that all persons of
the same skin color behave
the same way. It is demean-
ing to assume that skin color
rather than character deter-
mines behavior. Likewise,
every female does not mimic
every other. White Baptists
from Georgia gathering with
Jewish students from Long
Island make a truly diverse
group. There is no value in
false diversity based on skin
color or gender
Consider this: If you were
to undergo delicate heart
surgery, would you want a
"diverse" team, or the most
talented surgeons? Would
skin color or gender matter?
Nonetheless, our president.
will riot select a jurist who
has superior knowledge of
the Constitution. He will be
forced by the clamor for "di-

versity" to select from a more
limited, likely less talented,
candidate pool. He will also
select a jurist who can help
him grow the government by
bending the Constitution.
Will this provide more of
the "change" we need?

William Dixon graduated
from Columbia College in
New York Cit from New
York Medical College and
from the College of Busi-
ness Administration at the
University of South
Florida. He was an assis-
tant professor at the Uni-
versity of Georgia and he
has worked in the veterans
administration system. He
served 11 years in the Army
as a surgeon and as special
forces officer, achieving the
rank of lieutenant colonel.
Dr Dixon can be reached
at Wdixonl6@yahoo.com.

Club contribution
The Homosassa River Garden
Club would like to thank all of our
members, the sponsors, monetary,
door prize and raffle basket contrib-
utors, and the staff at Southern
Woods for helping make our District
V FFGC Spring meeting on April 27
a huge success.
The following are the companies,
merchants and individuals we wish
to thank:
All American Containers, Ace Hard-
ware/Homosassa, Harmony Bay Com-
pany/Comfort Foods in Andover,
Mass., Wildflowers Inc., Marion's .
Pressed Floral Cards, Florida Yards
and Neighborhoods/Florida State
University, Southwest Florida Man-
agement, Publix in Shoppes of Sug-
armill Woods, Manatee Toy Co./Crystal
River, Copper Kettle Floral Shop, Wal-
greens, 44 Bistro Restaurant, Apple-
bee's Restaurant, The Supper Club
Restaurant, Beall's Department Store,
Bird's Dive Shop, Port Hotel Marina
Dive Shop, Gerald Critz Stained Glass,
Homosassa Butterfly, Homosassa
Wildlife State Park, Fantastic Sam's,
Lowe's, Walmart Foundation, Oak Vil-
lage Women Association, The Woods
Winds Water Friends of Chassahow-
itzka, Encore Azaleas, Home Depot,.
Color Country Nursery, Homosassa




Letters to THE EDITOR

Florist, FFGC Environmental Council. is in Mexico to make these changes?
and members Bob Brands and Mary The corrupt government and drug
Jo Zollo. cartels! Why should the Mexican
Our guest speakers were the Rev. people stand up to face their own
Mark Whittaker of the First United troubles when they can just come
'Methodist Church, Commissioner ,across the border get free health
Joe Meek and Ivan Vincente, Visitor care, in-state tuition, and good-pay-
Center coordinator of the Crystal ing jobs. Who will save Mexico?
River National Wildlife Refuge. The Mexican government blames
A special thanks goes to Liz Meeks, the violence on guns coming in from
the artist who painted all of our cen- America, yet when you see the guns
terpieces and rain barrel with-scenes they are AKs, M-16 (sold to or given
of the Three Sisters Springs; to the Mexican government as assis-
As a result of the hard work of all tance to fight drug cartels),
our garden club members and the grenades, machine guns and other
aforementioned, we were able to ,high-caliber things that are not for
contribute a sizable check to the, sale. Who will save Mexico?
Three Sisters Fund. When you have corruption and a
Jean Becker, corresponding secretary populace that would rather leave in-
Homnosassa River Garden Club stead of stay to fix problems at home
it is easy to answer the main q es-
Who will save Mexico? tion. No one in Mexico will savI
Mexico; it will become such a rob-
It seems that theMexican govern- lem that America will have no other
ment is riddled with corruption; choice than spend hundred of bil-
there are prosecutors who recently lions and even possibly send troops
were arrested for corruption, just to to save Mexico. Fix the problem by
mention a few. But an estimated 10 sending illegals (who seem strong
percent of people born in Mexico enough to work jobs over Ameri-
live in the U.S., so who will save cans) home, let them face the reality
Mexico? of what they left behind and if they
It has constantly been the middle- want, they can save Mexico.
class, average American who has
stood up to corruption and made the Jimmie T. Smith
changes needed here at home. Who Inverness

Follow through
This whole issue of the
burn ban is almost becom-
ing a joke. They talk about
fines, they talk about jail
time, they talk about a lot of
things, but yet they don't fol-
low up with what they talk
about. You know, if a guy's
going to do something ille-
gally, you fine him or do what
you say you're going to do.
Don't play games with peo-
ple. They're not children...It
is so ridiculous the way this
whole county operates. If
we've got a problem with
burns, do some-
thing about it. If e ff
people are burning
illegally - they're
not stupid and they
know they're' not
supposed to -
then fine them. You
know, warrlings
don't do nothing.
People blow warn- CA
ings off about a day 5 Q (
later, just like a traf- U563
fic ticket. If you get
a warning, nobody worries
.about it the next day because
it was a warning. But if you
have to pay a fine, it does
sink into your mind.
Lives and limbs -
Monday morning's paper
(May 4), they're discussing
450 illegal burns in the
county. Again I'm asking if
the county landfill were
open for one or two days a
month to take limbs and
debris free of charge, they
would eliminate half to
three-quarters of these ille-
gal burns. I think the county
commissioners need to look
at this seriously.
I see there was a law
passed by the Senate re-
garding hate crimes. I
would really appreciate it if
the Chronicle would publish
that law for us all to read.
It's HR1913. I think we re-
ally ought to be well in-
formed on this one.
Editor's note: H.R. 1913
was passed in the House of
Representatives on April 29
and has been referred to the
Senate, but, as of May 8, has
not yet cleared the Senate.
Generally speaking, the
Chronicle does not run the

full text of legislation, as bills
tend to be prohibitively
lengthy and full of references
to other pieces of legislation.
That said, the text of H.R.
1913 can be viewed online at
the Library of Congress Web
site, among other places:
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/-cl 1.1Gyjgls::
The May 2 editorial on
Florida and oil drilling off the
coast was another example
of a point of view with no
facts. It is obvious it was
written with only a
JND specific agenda. It
JN cannot be sup-
ported and is all po-
litical propaganda.
Bless us
Well, it did not
take a rocket scien-
tist, and came as
no surprise, to fig.
579Q ure out who would
U I9 be our next county
administrator. The
good-ol'-boy system is back
... First builders, then de-
velopers and now, Brad.
Thorpe. What a shame to
see this happening. God
blest Citrus County -
we're going to need it. We
need His blessing badly.
New flag
This is for the Knights of
Columbus: Did you notice that
you have a new flag donated
and given by two concerned
people from Homosassa? Your
other flag was disposed of in
the proper manner.
A thousand words
The picture says it all. On
the back page of the Chroni-
cle this morning, there was a
picture of a young boy, an
Afghan boy, shaking the
hand of a GI as he passed
through, and he's got a smile
on his face about three miles
wide. What a great picture.
Water cops
Where are the water
cops? A (neighbor) ... wa-
ters his lawn when I go to
work in the (morning) and
is watering his lawn when I
return from work in the
(evening). Instead of water-
ing one time a week, he is
watering four times a week.

* Continued from Page Cl
Mom even got creative for
birthday parties. The
Fourth of July is in between
our birthdays. So one year
we piled a bunch of girls in
the car with a cooler of soda
and cookies and went to see

the fireworks. Back then the
fireworks were in the water-
melon fields where Citrus
Hills is now located, so kids
had plenty of space to run.
She gave .us sparklers and
we' got to watch the fire-
works while opening birth-
day presents. We didn't need
decorations, 50 people, and
a huge cake.

I couldn't tell you what I
got for birthdays, or what
toys or games I had growing
up. But I can remember
singing Queen's "We Are the
Champions" at the top of
our lungs going down the
river. Or, being in the dress-
ing room laughing so hard
we were crying because we
were determined to win the

contest for the best bargain
but our bargains were
hideous. Or sitting on the
back of our station wagon
with six other little girls to-
tally in awe at the light show
above us.
What was important is
that we were all together.
Did it ever occur to my sis-
ter and me that it was cheap

fun? Never. We were just
having fun with Mom.
So this weekend, you
don't have to plan an extrav-
agant adventure with your
mom and spend oodles of
money showing her how
much you care. Spending
time together is much more
important to her and those
are the memories she will

keep with her forever Have
fun and tell her you love her
- that is the best present
she could get!
Love you, Mom!

Tobey Hunter is the
daughter of Chronicle
CommunityAffairs Manager
Neale Brennan.

Continued from Page C1
Being quick.on my feet, I
told her: "Because Grandpa
has some magic."
I also told Grandma to
make sure the number she
picked was 9.
"You're the best grandpa,"
Izzy whispered to me after
she won the drawing. "I did-
n't know you had magic."
I had to enjoy the moment
because the only women in
the world who believe I have
magic are under the age of 3.
Unless Florida Gov Charlie
Crist has some of that same
magic, he's running down the
wrong track in thinking that
expanded gambling is going to
help this state resolve its tax
problems. (How was that for a
subtle transition?)
Crist hammered out an

agreement with the Semi-
nole Indians recently to per-
mit broader gamblingto take
place at casinos on reserva-
tions. The deal also permits
expanded gambling at pari-
mutuel centers around the
state because - the theory
goes - the pari-mutuels
need help to compete against
the Indian reservations.
Sorry, the long-term an-
swer to :l da's troubled
tax situatiWis not an ex-
pansion of gambling.
Generating taxes from
gambling and the lottery is a
sham - short and simple.
Despite the billboards you
see around the state pro-
claiming how great the lottery
is, it's really a laughable and
delusional tax scheme. It has
done nothing for education. It
has expanded the state's abil-
ity to collect more tax dollars,
but Florida's total support for

education as a percent of total
taxes has not increased be-
cause of the lottery
And gambling is even
worse. I'm not going to get
on any high moral horse and
tell folks that gambling is
bad. If you want to gamble,
go have fun and gamble.
But the state of Florida
shouldn't be promoting
gambling (or the lottery) as
some kind of civic duty that
helps education.
The people who get rich
with casino gambling are
the people who own the
casinos, not the ones stand-
ing at the slot machines.
Expanding our public de-
pendence on gambling rev-
enues is exactly what's
wrong with our nation.
We should be figuring out
how to create clean .energy;
we should be expanding man-
ufacturing to create goods that

people really need; we should
be improving our universities
so our students are well-edu-
cated and better prepared to
compete in the world's econ-
omy; we should be investing
in state's infrastructure; we
,should be cleaning up our en-
vironment so we can improve
tourism and live a healthy life.
Ifwe do these things, we will
create jobs, grow the economy
and generate more tax dollars.
Gov. Crist actually said of
the agreement to expand
gambling: "This is a great
victory for the children of
Florida and for education."
That's as believable as me
telling granddaughter Izzy
that I have magic powers.
Only those under the age of
3 should believe either of us.

Gerry Mulligan is the
publisher of the Chronicle.

To whom it may concern;

If you or a family member

were treated for

Emergency Peritoneal Dialysis

at Citrus Memorial Hospital

please call

Patricia Dunay

(352) 344-8585





C4 M 10 2009





Long-distance disease
Disease control - about
this swine flu. At 7:45 on a
Saturday evening, I got a
person from the Disease
Control from Chicago, Ill.,
'calling my home down here
in Citrus County, Fla.
Doesn't anybody work in
Florida at all on any of this
stuff, from Tallahassee to
the local government? Is
there anybody doing any-
thing? Anybody awake at the
Nightmare neighbor
We live in a townhouse
with an attached wall. Our
TV wall is connected to the
one next door. We never
have heard TV music, etc.,
from other people who have
lived there, and the new per-
son who moved in is making
our life a nightmare. The .
music is so loud and it goes
on for three to five hours
every day. This person's
music bothers other people,
too. It can be heard outside
and a few units over. This
person has been asked
more than once to lower
their music, and they don't.
M We have a homeowners as-
sociation - are they al-
lowed to do something? We
are not the only ones to
complain, and it's terrible.
Short of moving, is there
"anything that can be done?
.We've tried ringing the bell,
but they just won't answer.
We've tried banging on
'walls, and the music gets
louder. Can someone help
Half it
Let's cut our county com-
missioners' salaries in half
from $54,000 down. Then
- -we'll have plenty of money
'to give to public services, in-


cluding the.canning center It was not only pretty to see,
the way it was. but also very educational.

Fly over there
For people living in Citrus'
County who get out-of-town
visitors and don't know
where to take them for en-
tertainment, I have the per-
fect suggestion: Take them
to the butterfly gardens over
in Homosassa for a movie,
on butterflies and an excel-
lent display they have there.
It is well worth the money
spent on gas and ticket
price and will be remem-
bered for weeks afterwards.

Butt out
Since when is it
anybody's business
in same-sex mar-
riage than the peo-
ple involved in it
themselves? People
have butted into
other people' lives
just too darr CA
much. It is r lly 56
getting disg ting
that a person can-
not live their life the way
they want to. Same-sex

marriage is doing nothing
to destroy normal mar-
riages or normal
!ND people or anything
JND else, for that mat-
ter. So why are they
making such a big
S issue out of it?
There's so many
things that are
much more impor-
*/ tant, like our econ-
omy and defense
1)579 of our country and
things of that na-
ture. We are spend-
ing too much time on these
stupid things that we have

no control over, including
abortion and including a lot
of things that these right-
wingers live by.
Forgotten again
It's been quite a while
since I heard anybody men-
tion the Progress Energy
rate increase or what to do
about it. And since our leg-
islators are done squabbling
over how much por Lhey're
going to divide up, leems
like the consumers*nd
ratepayers have bel' forgot-
ten again, except elections
are coming.

Who's left?
Regarding Sunday's
paper: Your lieutenant
colonel seems to dislike old
people, poor people, young
people, government, in gen-
eral, and Obama, specifi-
cally, and Ivy Leaguers.
What does he like?
Gene's new scene
This is for the lady that
was looking for Don Bruce
or Gene Martin: They have
now gone up to Frank 104.3
Inquest info
On the twin murder-sui-
cide situation on Pomegran-
ate Avenue in Dunnellon,
they said they were going to
do an investigation. We
have not heard anything
about what they found in
the investigation. It's never
been in the paper. Barbara
was my cat's veterinarian,
so I was wondering what
was found out and the rea-
son why or what happened.
If you have any (informa-
tion), many people would
like to know what caused
Turning the tables
What's this? Nothing in
the papers, of course, (re-
porting that) Ford and Gen-
eral Motors outsold Toyota
in the United States last
month? How come we don't
acknowledge that in the pa-
pers? Don't cross out the
Americans yet.
Editor's note: Ford did in-
deed sell more cars than Toy-
ota during the month of April;
General Motors did not. How-
ever, for the first quarter of
2009, Toyota posted a loss of
approximately $7.74 billion
compared to GM's posted loss
of $6 billion. ,

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Planners: To fee or not to fee

Special to the Chronicle
From left: Ron A. Rhoades, J.D., CFP; Michael J. Tringali,
CPA/PFS, CFP; and John J. Ceparano, CPA/PFS, CPA, M.
Tax, directors of Joseph Capital Management LLC, a fee-
based financial adviser firm with an office in Hernando.


tives," said John Ceparano planners. They have been
of Joseph Capital Manage- joined by Sally Long, who

ment, whose
owners de-
scribe it as a

4r'-s- 01 _ --

It isn't easy making in- fee-only reg- Chronicle lo
formed money management istered in- .Chroniclelo
decisions. That is why many vestme n t ing with
people turn to a profes- advisory or comm
sional adviser. Then, they firm. adviser.
have to decide whether to Based in
work with a commission- Hernando, Joseph Capital
based planner or fee-only Management was founded
planner in 2001 by Ceparano, Ron
"We see investment ad- Rhoades and Michael
vice as getting to know the Tringali, who have back-
client in reference to their grounds as certified public
unique goals and objec- accountants and estate

note: In the
reports, the
oks at invest-
a fee-only

was a trust
adviser in the
Wealth Man-
Group with
Bank, and
Mary Ann

Ceparanio, who coordinates
the delivery of back-office
"Our advice is based on
practice, rather than selling
See FEE/Page D3

TI!! II #1! FM7I TIH/ - CfPT/7I K/I! -sTI!

AP National Writer

or three years of
prime-time televi-
sion and decades of
syndication, Captain
SJames T Kirk was many
things: womanizer, breaker of
rules., defender of high ideals.
But there's one side of Kirk you
don't hear much about: manage-
ment gunru.
In the years that the Enter-
prise explored space, William
Sharner's gold-shirted com-
mander faced some of the
biggest decisions that his comer
of the galaxy demanded. You just
try defeat i ng a planet-eating
"doomsday machine" without
getting yourself and your crew
killed; kind of makes your 2:30
with marketing seem manage-
With Chris Pine giving Captain
Kirk a new look in J.J. Abrams'
new "Star Trek" movie and a re-
cession machine threatening to
eat ourplanet, it's a good time to
look at one of the USS Enter-
prise commander's less exam-
ined skills.
Kirk delegated often, regu-
larly putting his ship in the
hands of subordinates. And

Assocdated Pras
TOP: This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Com-'
mander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan
as Commander Scott. For three years of prime-time television and decades of syndication, Captain James
T. Kirk was many things: womanizer, breaker of rules, defender of high ideals. But there's one side of Kirk
you don't hear much about: management guru. ABOVE: This Dec. 28, 1988, file photo shows members
of the "Star Trek" crew, from right in front: DeForest Kelley, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, and back
row from right: James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takel and Nichelle Nichols, toast the newest "Trek"
film during a news conference at Paramount Studios.

when work bogged down, he
rose to the occasion with a moti-
vational speech that reminded
the crew why their jobs mat-
Here's what you can learn
from Kirk to help you tackle your
own management challenges.

Best iend
or tough guy?
transporter accident beams
back two Kirks - a gentle one
and a dark-hearted counterpart
The gentler Kirk realizes that

his doppelganger is actually his
(very useful) dark side.
too friendly, you can't make the
tough calls; if you're too tyran-
nical, you lose loyalty.
See KIRK/Page D3

Bruce Williams

Be careful



are currently eval-
uating the possibil-
ity of purchasing a
franchise. We are in the
very early stages and
would like to know what
you would recommend in
terms of research. -
Reader, via e-mail
cessful franchises that
have been around for a
while have a far lower
failure rate than brand-
new startups. There is
also the very important
area of brand identifica-
tion. When you drive up to
a McDonald's, you know
what kind of food to ex-
pect. When you drive up
to "Bruce W's.Happytime
Food-O-Rama," you're not
necessarily sure. The
downside is that you will
have a partner for life.
You are not allowed the
individuality that you
would have in your stand-
alone enterprise. The
core of the franchise is
uniformity, and if the fran-
chisers allowed your unit
to put Swiss cheese on
hamburgers, that depar-
ture would dilute the
value of the franchise.
Just be aware of the li-
censing requirements in
your state, and be certain
to check the credentials of
the franchiser very care-
fully. Substantial amounts
of money are required up
front from the established
franchisers. Understand
that while you have a far
better chance of success
than a brand new startup,
there is no guarantee of
"years old. The company
that I worked for for 25
years closed last year
There is no chance of
being called back I am
several thousand dollars
in debt with two credit
cards. Do you think the
credit card company
would be willing to accept
50 cents on a dollar for a
full payoff? - BJ., via e-
DEAR BJ.: I rather
doubt it unless you are
very much in arrears. As
long as you are current
from their perspective,
you are good for the
money. They look at it that
they advanced the money
to you and they expect to
get paid. Seldom are com-
panies willing to negotiate
unless they feel that they
See MONEY/Page D4

Free seminar on tap
in Inverness
Freedom Leaming Center is
offering a free seminar by Tonia
Amette, physical therapy assis-
tant at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at
4443 South Pleasant Grove
Road in Invemess. The topic to
be discussed is Physical Ther-
apy as it Relates to Nursing.
Call 341-2311 for reserva-
Group slates
July 4 event
The Crystal River Merchants
Inc. is hard at work making
plans for a family fun day on
July 4 in King's Bay Park, Crys-
tal River.
If anyone is interested in par-
ticipating in this fun day's activi-

ties call Denise Burke at 795-
Mary Ann Ceparano
attends Golf Classic
Mary Ann Ceparano of
Joseph Capital Management,
LLC, recently attended the Ro-
tary Club of Central Citrus's 5th
Annual Charity Golf Classic.
Mary Ann is actively involved in
fundraising efforts such as the
Golf Classic for the Rotary
Club, which emphasizes hu-
manitarian services, high ethi-
cal standards in all vocations,
and the building of goodwill and
peace in the world. Mary Ann
is the director of Client Services
and Human Resources for
Joseph Capital Management,

See DIGEST/Page D4

Brand your product to create customer loyalty

M y late.
M Uncle.
B o b
bought . a new
Cadillac every
other year for as
long as I could a
remember. It was
his passion and
his loyalty to his
brand. Brand Ken ]
loyalty means ASK S
customers with a
preference for
your particular brand of
product or service. For a
small business it is the ulti-
mate goal. But for many
small-business owners the
term "brand" does not fit
their self-image. It conjures
up images of the large, well-
known companies. Yet it is


the small busi-
ness owner who
has the most to
gain through
branding. It is a
creative way to
set your com-
pany apart from
the competition
and develop cus-
tomer loyalty.
But in these
economic times,

sales are harder
to come by; consumers are
savvy and have more pur-
chase options. The Internet
provides unlimited options
for consumers. It would
seem that creating cus-
tomer loyalty to a small
business would be harder
than ever

Yet some options to con-
sumers offer great opportu-
nities- for small businesses
to develop brand loyalty.
With the use of low-cost
search engine ads, and in-
teractive features on your
Web site, there are tremen-
dous opportunities for cre-
ating and promoting your
brand and image.
A brand is a trademark or
distinctive name identify-
ing a product, service, or
manufacturer. It serves to
create associations and ex-
pectations among products.
Brand loyalty occurs when
customers perceive the
product or service as hav-
ing the right features, qual-
ity, price and image.
My friend Doug works on

Wall Street If two identical
items are side by side, he
will always buy the more
expensive item. This is not
brand loyalty but an exam-
ple of customer perception
and buying habits. Con-
sumer behavior is habitual.
Habits are safe and famil-
iar. Once a customer makes
an initial trial purchase
and is satisfied, the next
purchase is now both safe
and familiar. Additional
purchases lead to a buying
habit and brand loyalty.
For Doug, the buying
habit is always the more ex-
pensive item. For Uncle
Bob, the buying habit was
brand loyalty. But each was,
See SCORE/Page D4

Business DIGEST


MAY 10, 2009

Promotional information provided by the Citrus County Builder's Association

Build r's connection

Fourth-generation Citrus Countian honored as V.I.P

Tommy Long earns May award

Tommy Long, a Florida na-
tive is one of four generations
in Citrus County where he
has resided since 1973.
Tommy and his wife Noreen,
who live with their son
Michael, also have another
son, David, living in Arizona.
Tommy graduated in 1984
and while attending

Pasco/Hernando Community
College he became the
youngest auto body shop
manager for Jeep dealer-
ships in Florida. Tommy
joined the Sheet Metal Ap-
prentice Program in 1986 and
graduated the five year pro-
gram in four years with a
journeyman license. He

began working as a field su-
pervisor for a company in-
stalling proprietary systems
in various fortune 500 com-
panies throughout the United
States and Puerto Rico.
Licensed for Real Estate in
2001, the 2004 boom had cus-
tomers asking for something
different. Tommy convinced
his father; Tom Jr who re-
cently retired, to start a new
residential construction busi-

ness, fulfilling a lifelong
dream of Tom Sr., Tommy's
late grandfather who wanted
a family construction busi-
ness. In his honor, the com-
pany was named Long
Enterprises of the Nature
Coast Inc, and true to Tom
Sr.'s dream, Long homes are
built energy efficient, rated
for class 5 hurricane winds
and with attention to detail
that makes the home unmis-

takably a Long Enterprises
custom designed home. The
company's motto "We Build
One Home at a Time" res-
onates in the pride they take
in building a safe and com-
fortable home for your family.
Also the CCBA President-
Elect, Tommy is active on
many Association commit-
tees and looks forward to tak-
ing the CCBA helm this

has earned the
May honor from
the CCBA.

S- .-. -~.

Fish and fun

Congratulations to the winners ofthe annualfishing tournament!

The CCBA held its 14th Annual Family Fishing Tournament at Homosassa Riverside Resort courtesy of Platinum Sponsor
F.D.S. Disposal Inc. The following anglers received $10,000 in combined cash prizes
Place Name Weight Length

First Place Trout Billy Rabome 4.36 lbs 23.75'inches
Second Place Trout Kerry Caraway 3.92 lbs 23.50 inches
Third Place Trout Thomas Flynn 3.86 lbs 22.75 inches
First Place Redfish Josh Mays 7.90 lbs 27 inches
Second Place Redfish Lane Yates 7.40 lbs 26.87 inches
Third Place Redfish Jasori Tsacrios 7.18 lbs 27 inches
First Place Grouper Chuck Dennis 18.50 lbs 34 inches
Second Place Grouper Kurt Sereda 14.54 Ibs 29.75 inches
Third Place Grouper Steve Brooker .14.36 lbs 30.37 inches
Frist Place Cobia Misty Langley 20.78 lbs 37 inches
Second Place/Cobia James Conley 14.26 Ibs 33.25 inches
Most Spots Kevin Morton 4.70 Ibs 15 Spots
Most Spots ~ Rick Christensen, 3.26 Ibs 14 Spots
First Place Catfish Marshall Kidd '.4.30 Ibs 23.75 inches
Second Place Catfish Frank Bartley 4.26 Ibs 23.25 inches
The CCBA would like to sincerely thank Platinum Sponsor F.D.S. Disposal Inc, Gold Sponsors Al & Sons Millwork, B & W
Rexall, Central Florida Gas, Citrus 95.3, 96.3 Fox Classic Hits, True Oldies 106.3, Silver Sponsor Sherwin Williams and Bronze
Sponsors Citrus County Chronicle and the Sumter County Times for helping to make out 14th annual tournament a great suc-
cess. For more information about the tournament, winners, venue and other participants, go to www.citrusbuilders.com.

Membership reveals

April renew-
ing mem-
Pictured left
to right are:
Jablonskis of
Drafting Inc.;
Greg Conard
of Gold Crest
Homes; Ed
Serra of Ed-
ward J Serra
and Randy
Clark of
Clark Con-

CCBA seeks members

Citrus County Builders
Association is affiliated
with Florida Home
Builders Association and
the National Association of
Home Builders. Each group
local, state and national -
work at their respective lev-
aels in the interest of the
construction industry.
The members of the
CCBA represent and pro-
tect the interest of the con-
struction industry in Citrus
County by bringing together
into a cohesive unit the
builder, developer, subcon-
tractor, supplier, lender, ar-
chitect, realtorr,
manufacturer and many
other industry supporting
The Citrus County
Builders Association has.
been active in participating

in the policy decisions af-
fecting the growth and de-
velopment of Citrus County,
working with local, state
and federal governments
for the betterment of the
construction industry.
If you have a stake in the
construction industry, and
are concerned with its con-
tinued progress, we invite
you to join the Citrus
County Builders Associa-
tion team. We are holding
our Second Annual Future
Member Luncheon on
Thursday, May 14, spon-
sored by Franklin Realty
Consultants of Citrus
County. Reservations are
required, so please RSVP to
executive officer Donna
Bidlack by Tuesday at (352)
746-9028 ext. 3.

Membership Means Assets
* You Profit From Group Activities...
You learn more about your business by participating
in the association's activities.
* You Improve Your Business...
through the information available in publications that
you receive and the exchange of ideas at meetings,
seminars, and FHBA and NAHB Convention Exposi
* You Increase Business Contacts...
Every contact a businessperson makes is a potential
asset to them and their business.
* You Are Better Informed...
on what is being done in the housing industry, the
second largest in the United States.
* You Further Your Own Industry...
"Every man owes a part of his time and money to
business or industry in which he is engaged. No
man has the moral right to withhold support from
an organization that is striving to improve condi-
tions within his sphere." - Theodore Roosevelt
* You Acquire Prestige of Membership...
in our known and respected association that is fre-
quently called upon for assistance and recommen-
dations by civic and governmental agencies.
* You Add Strength To Your Voice...
Standing alone, you are "a voice in the dark," but by
joining other members-of the team, you will be
amazed at what can be accomplished.
* You See Results...
Housing grows and prospers as an industry and a pro-
Contact CCBA to Join or print and complete a copy of
the Membership Application

Having a party?
CCBA banquet hall available
The Citrus County Builders Association has a Banquet
Hall available to rent, for weddings, receptions, anniversary
parties, graduation celebrations, club meetings, etc., and it's
open to the public. Please feel free to come and look at the
Auditorium during our regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday. If you would like more infor-
mation visit our Web site www.citrusbuilders.com; or call
Karen Balzanti at (352) 746-9028, ext. 1.

Parade ofHomes WINNERS

The CCBA rolled out the red carpet on
Thursday, March 26 to honor the winners
and all participants of the 2009 Spring Pa-
rade of Homes for Citrus & Hernando
Counties sponsored by Progress Energy.
When we say rolled out the red carpet we
do mean it literally as we present awards
sponsored by Bright House- Networks in
true Academy Awards style making each
and every winner, sponsor, and volunteer
walk the red carpet to receive their con-
gratulations. Pictures were taken in front of
the walk of fame and each winner not only
took home at least one plaque or certificate
bhut.also their veiy own walk of fame star
and their very own Oscar statue. The"
Spring Parade of Homes was successful for
most if not all involved and the Awards
Banquet presented a delightful opportunity
for all who attended to dress up and enjoy
the special ambiance that was created by
the award worthy decorations and catering.
The CCBA would like to thank the follow-
ing individuals and companies for their
contributions of time, money, and talent to

the success of this event!

2009 Spring Parade Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor: Progress Energy
Awards Sponsor: Bright House Networks
Official Judging Sponsor: Hertz
Silver Sponsors: Central Florida Gas
Holiday Inn Express
Bronze Sponsors: All Performance Title
Infinite Energy Solutions
True Oldies 106.3 .. .
Sign Sponsors: Carrollwood Develop-
Land Title of Citrus County
* Nichols Lumber Company
Banquet Program Sponsor: Nature Coast
Web Design & Marketing

2009 Parade of
Homes Committee
Committee Chair - Holly Jones, Car-
rollwood Development
Builder Liaison Committee Chair -Steve

Tallman, Nature Coast Web Design.& Mar-
keting, Inc.
Judging Chair John Osborne, Pinecrest
Building Corp.
Sponsorship Committee Chair - Cyn-
thia McRee, Progress Energy
Lisa Kiddon of Bright House Networks
Matt Burich, Barry Burich, and Rusty
McDermott of Dream Custom Homes
Nancy Amundson of St. Pete Times
Alan Monroe, Citrus County Chronicle
Dennis DiMatteo of Sunshine Central
Vacuum Systems Inc.
2009 Parade of Homes Judges
Carole Holden-Lake/Sumter HBA Mem-
ber, Bruce Sheldon-Pinecrest Building
Andrew Benefield & Keegan Jablonskis
-Bluewa'ter Drafting, Chris Donnelly, AIA-
Donnelly Architecture, Cyndi McRee -
Progress Energy, Jenifer
Tirpak-Sweetwater Homes, Clark Morton-
Retiree. Mark Schroder-Mark Schroder,

Parade Award Winners:
Category A:
1st Place Best Overall - Adams Homes
"3000 Model"
2nd Place - Richard Van Orden "Is-
3rd Place- Artistic Homes "Versailles"
Category B:
1st Place Best Overall - Artistic Homes
"Grand Bahama"
2nd Place-Artistic Homes "Grand Cay-
3rd Place - Dream Custom Homes "Don
Category C:
1st Place Best Overall - Dream Custom
Homes "Don Mercado, Spring Hill"
2nd Place - Dream Custom Homes "Don
Mercado, Beverly Hills"
3rd Place - Richard Van Orden."Oasis
w/Media Room"
Category D:
1st Place Best Overall - Edward Russell
Johnston "The Springs on Kings Bay"


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* WHAT YOU CAN DO: Make an hon-
est assessment-- are you dictatorial or a
pushover? If you don't know, ask a
trusted lieutenant.
"Leaders have to understand their own
emotions," says Jane Barnes, a former di-
vision manager at AT&T, where she super-
vised 400 people -
roughly the size of A bit of the d
the original Enter-
prise crew. If your be a good mo
tough side needs im-
provement, try a Barnes, who I
stern talk the next MBA students
time a mediocre
performer blows a College in R;
deadline. If you
need more empathy,
work on muzzling anger when you're deal-
ing with someone who doesn't deliver.
Project that you're supportive but not to be
trifled with.
A bit of the dark side can be a good mo-
tivator, says Barnes, who now teaches
MBA students at'Meredith College in
Raleigh, N.C.
"Even though we want bur leaders to
have some emotional intelligence, they
have to know how to say no."

Know what's
really going on
* KIRK'S DILEMMA: A subterranean
creature is killing workers on a mining
planet The miners want the creature
dead, but Kirk learns that the "monster"
is protecting her eggs, which the miners
have been destroying. Enlightened, Kirk
brokers a truce.
* YOUR DILEMMA: Not being
blinded by your own expectations or
what you're told by' subordinates. Assem- ,
bling an accurate picture of what's going
* WHAT YOU CAN DO: Create room
for dissent and never punish people for
their candor. Praise your lieutenant in a
performance review for the time she dis-
agreed with you strongly in public. Re-
ward contrarian comments in meetings;
when you act on them, follow up publicly.
"Don't become a prisoner of your pre-
conceived notions," says John Barnes, au-
thor of John F Kennedy on Leadership
and a "fanatic Trekkie in my misspent
youth." Barnes adds: "One of the things I
liked about Kirk from a leadership per-
spective was that he was willing to look at
things from different points of view."

Managing change and
preventing stagnation
* KIRK'S DILEMMA: Two planets at
war for 500 years have made their battles
virtual; victims of attacks obediently re-
port to disintegration chambers. Kirk
breaks the stagnation by destroying one
planet's computer, triggering a possible
real conflict so peace can finally be nego-
* YOUR DILEMMA: In the fiercest re-
cession of their working lives, members of
your team can't grasp that they have to
change to survive,
* WHAT YOU CAN DO: Gather your
staff and talk straight Tell them they must
understand the company's new goals to
stay relevant. Reward innovation; reduce
commissions for repeat business and use
the money to create incentives for bring-
ing in new business. Most of all, keep fol-
lowing through.
"In a business situation, what Kirk did
would have been a first step," says Paul
Olk, professor of management at the Uni-
versity of Denver. "People have to be ready
for those new responsibilities. "You have
to give them not only the capabilities but
the orientation: How do you think of things

Managing up
* KIRK'S DILEMMA: A superior officer
who lost his starship and crew while trying
to destroy a giant mechanical "planet
eater" in space seizes command of the En-
terprise and is about to make the same mis-.
take. "Not with my ship, you don't," says
Kirk, who promptly uses insubordination
- a recurring implement in the James T.
Kirk leadership toolkit - and orders Spock
to relieve the interloper of command.
* YOUR DILEMMA: Your boss has or-
dered up something you know will be bad


Big fund firms starting to

screen on human rights

for the company - and disastrous to your
career. You have to figure out a way to get
around the order without it being equally
disastrous to your career.
u WHAT YOU CAN DO: Be overtly use-
ful and take pains to make your boss' job
easier. That way, when you have to make it
more difficult for him, you've banked some
credit. Don't make snaky end runs to
higher-ups without realizing that, if you get
caught, you're going to suffer And if you en-
counter a situation where you have to con-
front a superior, be
ark side can prepared to articu-
late your reasons
tivator, says calmly without
sounding defensive.
now teaches "Kirk always made
s at Meredith the guy who was
Sat Meredith making the trouble
aleigh, N.C. realize the trouble he
was making," John
Barnes says. "Ex-
plain: 'We've always done it this way be-
cause ... And if we're going to change it now,
it's going to have an effect on our credibil-
ity' "
That approach only works within limits,
though. If you can't resolve the philosophi-
cal differences, ultimately it may be you
who needs to find the door "If your boss is
not doing what is in the best interests of
your organization," Barnes says, "you may
have to find another organization to work

Putting yourself in others'
* KIRK'S DILEMMA: Sigma lotia II has
modeled its entire culture on a history book
accidentally left behind by an Earth ship -
"Chicago Mobs of the Twenties." It's ruled
by warring gangsters in pinstripes who "put
the bag on" Kirk and his landing party and
demand sophisticated weaponry. Kirk
dresses up like a mobster, affecting an ac-
cent that's equal parts Bogqrt and Tony So-
prano. Then he takes over everyone's turf
to shpw the motley crew of squabbling
mafiosi that could benefit more by working
* YOUR DILEMMA: There's the weird
guy with the facial tic who can't look at any-
one when he talks..There's the strutting for-
mer college.jock. And there's the utterly
insensitive lout. You're the boss, and you
have to communicate with - and motivate
- each of them.
* WHAT YOU CAN DO: Be gentle and
encouraging with the awkward staffer, joc-
ular with the jock and low key but firm with
the lout. In other words, as Scotty the engi-
neer once said, choose the right tool for the
right job.
You can't manage everyone the same way.
So study these guys. Learn their language
and what matters to them - be it money or
job security, stature or job satisfaction. If
you know what makes them tick, you can fix
the broken gears.
"It breaks down the barriers of who you
are and shows a sense that you are trying to
connect with them," Olk says. "You can't al-
ways get into it to the level that Kirk did.
But if you have time, that kind of connect-
ing is huge."

Managing across generations
* KIRK'S DILEMMA: Young space hip-
pies in floral prints hijack the Enterprise. A
prickly Kirk shows little interest in under-
standing people he views as undisciplined
rabble-rousers - despite the fact that a lit-
tle tolerance might help him get his ship
* YOUR DILEMMA: Your team is brim-
ming with younger employees who want
praise for every assignment, ask for perks
left and right and bristle whenever-they
have to work through dinner
M WHAT YOU CAN DO: Show younger
staffers you're going out of your way to un-
derstand how their needs might differ from
mid-career team members. Talk to them,
not at them, and ask a lot of questions. This
is the self-esteem generation, remember, so
make them feel valued.
Understand that millennials sometimes
prioritize quality of life over work, and re-
alize that styles of communication differ--
what you view as entitlement might simply
be a different method of self-expression. Fi-
nally, recognize that company loyalty is on
the wane.
"People are going to be coming in and out
all the time," says Jane Barnes. "Utilize the
strengths they do bring in but recognize
that you can engage them as much as you
want but they'll probably be leaving any-

The financial dis-
closures investors
get in the mail
from mutual fund )
companies don't
normally capture
Nancy Prindle's .
Then again, the
dry brochures Mark
rarely delve into OF Ml
anything as grip- TE
ping as the blood- INTE
shed in Sudan's
Darfur region - a topic that
has inspired action from
Prindle, a Delaware, Ohio,
woman who counts a hand-
ful of Vanguard Group funds
in her retirement nest egg.
"I don't have any. idea
what ought to be done in the
Sudan, but I don't want to
help fund what is going on,"
Prindle said about the con-
flict in Darfur, where the
United States accuses the
Sudanese government of
committing genocide.
The 63-year-old educa-
tional consultant said she
was "horrified" to recently
learn that five Vanguard
funds invest in a Chinese
company exploring for oil in
So Prindle cast a yes vote
on an activist-backed proxy
ballot proposal on human
rights that Vanguard mailed
to millions of its investors,'
leading up to a July 2 special
shareholder meeting in
Scottsdale, Ariz.
A handful of large fund
companies - among them,
T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
and TIAA-CREF - are now
confronting and even em-
bracing the idea that they
should screen out invest-
ments that may be linked to
human-rights abuses
The willingness of some
big mainstream companies
to address issues they once
tried to avoid is creating new
options for investors. In the
past, the big players mostly
left socially responsible in-
vesting to boutique firms
whose funds aren't typically
included in employers'
401(k) plans.
"Common sense tells us
that a lot of large asset man-
agers, 401(k) plans, and the
household names in the in-
vestment world are not
going to want to be seen as
ignoring the attention that's
being focused on issues like
genocide in Sudan," said
Jane Meacham, a research
analyst with RiskMetrics
Group, a financial risk man-
agement firm.
Vanguard says it's recently
begun screening companies
across all its 157 funds to
identify any company
"whose direct involvement
in crimes against humanity
or patterns of egregious



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products," Ceparano said.
"We see investment advice
as getting to know the client
in reference to achieving
their goals and objectives."
"By selling no products,
we can be completely objec-
tive," Rhoades said. "We get
none of the perks that go
with sales.".
"We avoid a number of
conflicts in the industry,"
Tringali said.
Ceparano described their
role as sitting ot the same
side of the table as the
client, looking at their in-
vestments holistically, and
with an eye to reducing.
"We look at what you are
paying compared to what
you could be paying,",
Ceparano said. "We treat
clients like friends and fam-
As private wealth man-
agers, they contact every
client every four to six

"Our clients become part
of our extended family,"
Rhoades said. "When a cri-
sis happens in life, we are
able to be there for them. It's
one of the most rewarding
aspects to be there when
Long' moved to Citrus
County in the 1980s and had
a successful banking career,
first as a commercial loan
officer, and then moved into
trust administration. When
her position was eliminated
during a company reorgani-
zation, she said she made
the decision not to pursue
another position in banking.
"I knew John and Mike,
and they invited me to
come," she said. "This is a
great fit for me."
Acting as shoppers, the
managers said they don't
represent financial products
and have more access to
those products.'
They review 100 or more
white papers (authoritative
reports) coming out of uni-
versities each month to give
the best advice, Rhoades

To become a client, usu-.
ally someone is referred by
a family member or friend,
or by another firm, or a
client may approach an ad-
viser after a speaking en-
Each adviser can't take on
more than 50 clients. If more
clients want services, the
company brings in another
adviser It has seven now
and support staff.
When a client comes in,
"it's first for planning," said
Ceparano. "There should be
no rush. We ask a bunch of
questions, and we listen."
The first session is called
the mutual discovery meet-
ing, when client and adviser
get to know each other.
For the second meeting,
the adviser develops a client
profile and investment plan
based on the client's values,
goals, resources and pre-
ferred process.
"People get excited or
frustrated," Rhoades said.
"Then we ask the people to
go home and come back for
the third meeting, because

we don't want them to make
an emotional decision."
After about two or three
weeks, the client comes in
for an investment plan meet-
ing, which includes a review
and recommendations for
change of investment fees,
asset allocation and invest-
merit strategy
"They always come back
with good questions,"
Rhoades said. "We want
long-term clients whose in-
vestments are based on logic
and goals."
Up to a week later, the
client attends a mutual com-
mitment meeting for the in-
vestment plan. After that
comes what the advisers call
"action steps" to implement
the plan and sign forms to
establish accounts and to re-
view the tax aspects of any
portfolio changes.
From then on, private
meetings are arranged once
or twice a year, and any
other meetings as required.
"We stick to a plan,"
Ceparano said. "Everything
is included. There are no
hidden agendas."

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abuses of human
^ rights could war-
rant engagement
. or divestment"
The activist-
backed ballot
- measure affects
30 Vanguard
funds. It would
go further than
Jewell the company's
UTUAL screening policy,
requiring Van-
REST guard to "insti-
tute procedures
to prevent holding invest-
ments in companies that, in
the judgment of the board,.
substantially contribute to
genocide or crimes against
The Vanguard proxy cam-
paign is led by Boston-based
Investors Against Genocide.
The non-
profit . says ON THE
the. proxy
measure is * Informatin
needed be- guard proxy
cause, even Proposal
though Van- http:/iwwN
guard has a guard.cor
policy, the company has con-
tinued investing in a com-
pany that's a lightning rod
for activists. Vanguard's lat-
est holdings reports, as of
March 31, list five funds with,
shares of PetroChina Co.
The company's oil explo-
ration in Sudan provides
revenue to the African na-
tion's government - money
that activists say perpetu-
ates an ethnic-rooted con-
flict that the United Nations
estimates has killed 300,000
people, and forced 2.7 mil-
lion to flee their homes.
Vanguard says the proxy
proposal duplicates its exist-
ing policy Spokeswoman
Linda Wolohan called Van-
guard's holdings in
PetroChina and its parent,
China National Petroleum
Corp., "modest," accounting
for less than 1 percent of
each of the five funds' port-
folios. The largest fund with
a PetroChina stake is Van-
guard Emerging Markets
Stock Index (VEIEX), which
has $14 billion in assets.
Vanguard's policy -
which hasn'tyet led the com-
pany to divest any stocks -
leaves it to its trustees to de-
termine whether a portfolio
holding should be sold be-
cause of possible links to
human-rights abuses. But
Vanguard's acknowledg-
ment that there's a need to
screen its portfolio for
human rights issues is some-
thing of a victory for activists
- at least compared with
what happened last year at
another fund industry giant
that Investors Against Geno-
cide targeted.
Shareholders at 14 Fi-
delity Investments funds re-
jected proposals similar to

the one at Vanguard, with
the measures typically
achieving support of 20 per-
cent to 30 percent Fidelity
doesn't screen any of its
more than 400 funds based
on social criteria, although
spokesman Vin Loporchio
said his company "may, how-
ever, take the potential effect
of political or social actions
of a company into consider-
ation" when making buy-or-
sell decisions.
Another major player, T
Rowe Price, recently
stepped up monitoring of
potentially problematic
companies to address what
it calls "extra-financial risk"
from investments. Its policy
says the company deter-
mined the "risks outweighed
the potential benefits" from
investing in
E NET: companies
doing business
on on Van. in Sudan, so it
xy ballot sold off Sudan-
3: related hold-
S.van ings.
i/proxy 'However, T.
Rowe Price
leaves open the possibility
that it could reverse course
- its policy says'the com-
pany "may change our think-
ing about this particular risk
factor in the future."
Investors Against Geno-
cide dropped its campaign
against TIAA-CREF after
the financial services organ-
ization strengthened its poli-
cies in March. TIAA-CREF,
which offers mutual funds
along with core products
geared toward higher edu-
cation workers, pledged to
confront companies in
Sudan like PetroChina, and
"divest from those that fail to
take meaningful steps to re-
spect human rights within a
reasonable time frame."
Fund industry observers
agree the activist campaigns
are gaining momentum. But
the movement still faces re-
sistance from those arguing
that government, not the
business world, is the best
place to address human-
rights policy Investment
companies for the most part
contend their obligations
largely come down to getting
shareholders the best re-
"Large asset. managers
will continue to serve as
publicity-generating targets
of advocacy groups," said
Rob Ivanoff, an analyst with
industry tracker Financial
Research Corp.
But global human rights,
Ivanoff said, are "best dealt
with at the federal level,
where democracy, world
politics, and finance inter-

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they won't receive anything
from you.
your column in the paper
where you describe the dif-
ference between wills and
trusts. As far as I'm con-
cerned, wills are only half an
instrument I know a case
where a widow had a will
drawn up and gave it to her
oldest son The will left more
money to his sisters than to
him, so he disposed of the
will. When the widow died,
all of the children received
equal shares. It was her in-
tention to give more to her
daughters because she had
given other monies in her
lifetime to the son. My point
is that a will is a weak piece
of paper if it falls into the
wrong hands. They should be
recorded at the courthouse.
- Reader, via e-mail
know in what state you are
writing from, but I don't know
of any place that a will can be
recorded in advance. You are
correct that a will must be
probated, and the original
must be submitted to the pro-
bate court This means that
the one making the will must
trust the person to whom the
will is entrusted. If there's
any question about the heirs,
then it should be deposited
with an attorney who is in-
structed to submit the will for
probate at the appropriate
time. There is little question
that there have been occa-
sions where a will has been
given to an heir and it was to
their advantage to see that
the will disappeared.
signed a quitclaim deed
when we bought our home
nine years ago. What are the
ramifications? What will her
status with the house be
should I die? - Reader, via e-

would she sign a quitclaim
when you just bought the
home? If you didn't choose to
have her name on it, why not
just buy it in your name
alone? A quitclaim relin-
quishes her rights but not re-
sponsibilities such as to a
mortgage. In most states you
cannot simply write your wife
out of your estate - she is
still entitled to a third of it,
other agreements notwith-
standing (such as a prenup-
tial agreement). Things ofthis
nature are far better settled
by an attorney before the fact
If there is any contention, it
will be a whole lot costlier to
straighten it out after the fact
then it would be to have you
and your wife agree (while
you are both alive) as to what
the disposition of this prop-
erty should be.
overextended myself. I owe
about $15,000 in credit card
debt, plus a $10,000 car loan, I
make $1,450 a month and I'm
just barely making ends
meet I'm afraid I will be laid
off soon. - G.M., via e-mail
DEAR G.M.: I wish I could
offer some help. The problem
here is that you are in hock
well over your annual in-
come. Even if you weren't
laid off, I don't see how you'd
be able to meet these obliga-
tions. In the event that you
are laid off and you are not
able to get another job earn-
ing considerably more, you
may have to consider bank-
ruptcy Not an appetizing
choice, but I don't see any
other option in your future.
The lesson here is obvious,
and it's one that many of us
have learned the hard way.
It's very easy, perhaps too
easy, to get into hock and ex-
tremely difficult to extricate
Send your questions to:
Smart Money, PO. Box 2095,
Elfers, FL 34680. E-mail to:
Questions of general
interest will be answered
in future columns.

Continued from Page Dl

LLC - a fee-only registered in-
vestment advisory and wealth
management firm in Hernando,
FL. Joseph Capital is proud of
our team members' continuing
commitment to being actively
involved in our local community.
Hollis attends
training event
Senior driver Herb Hollis with
F.D.S. Disposal Inc. attended
the Solid Waste Association of
North America (SWANA) driv-
ers Road-E-O event at the Polk
County Central Landfill on May
1 and 2.
The Road-E-0 is an opportu-

nity for "front-line" employees to
showcase their skills and obtain
education through training and
networking. The SWANA Road-
E-O covered all aspects of solid
waste collection and transfer,
and landfill heavy equipment
Financial firm
Dennis Seibert and Neil
Sawyer, Registered Financial
Representatives, have moved
their offices in Crystal River.
Previously at Plantation
Pointe offices on Fort Island
Trail in Crystal River, Seibert
and Sawyer are now located at
243 N.E. 7th St., Crystal River,
just a block off U.S. 19, turn
north on 3rd Avenue, at the site
of the huge American flag flying

Continued from Page Dl

habitual consumer behavior created
out of the perception of right features,
quality, price, and image.
That is why marketing, both before
and after the sale, is critical to en-
courage repeat purchases. Ever no-
tice how many ads you did not
consciously notice before you made a
purchase but catch your attention
after you just bought that product?
The ads are reinforcing your pur-
chase decision and product attitude.
Eventually these attitudes mature
into beliefs, resulting in brand loyalty.
Some market experts say that
branding and marketing go hand in
hand. If you build a powerful brand, it
will drive a powerful marketing pro-
gram and vice versa.
Why is brand loyalty so important?
For the business owner it is easier to
keep existing customers than to
search out new customers. Advertis-
ing and marketing is four to six times
more expensive than the cost of mar-
keting to your existing customers. A
brand-loyal customer is less sensitive
to, and less likely to, stray to a com-
petitor's promotion.
Brand loyalty reduces lost cus-
tomers, which improves business
growth. You are not replacing lost

above Fancy's Pet Store.
Their offices are located in
the new Clardy Law Firm build-
ing, 243 N.E. 7th St.
With a combined 60 years in
the financial business, Seibert
and Sawyer have had broad
experience in representing
many fine financial companies
offering a broad range of finan-
cial products.
Call Seibert at (352) 697-
2061, and Sawyer at (352) 795-
9119. Both are located in the
Clardy Law Firm building.
National Hospital
Week slated
The health care team at
Seven Rivers Regional Medical
Center will celebrate National
Hospital Week, May 10 to 16.
This year's theme, "A Healthy

customers to stay at the same sales
Customers must have a favorable
attitude toward the product or serv-
ice to develop loyalty. Therefore work
toward influencing the customer's at-
titude. Be sure the customer gets
what they need and expect from the
product or service. Be aware cus-
tomer service always influences the
consumer's attitude. You can give
them everything they want in a prod-
uct or service and then give them a
reason not to be loyal with a poor cus-
tomer service experience.
A good example is a service busi-
ness. Once a consumer makes an ini-
tial purchase and is satisfied, the next
needed purchase is a repeated with
you since it is now safe and familiar.
Repeat purchase or brand loyalty will
continue until you give them reason
to change. The customer is yours to
lose. Poor customer service gives
them reason to change brand loyalty.
For the small local business owner
with limited resources, creating a
brand image is more than massive
spending on advertising to create ex-
posure and new customers. It is using
creative methods.
One much overlooked resource is
the database of your existing cus-
tomers. In addition to needing your
customers for repeat business, they
are your best source of advertising.
Word-of-mouth advertising is the best

Commitment in Changing
Times" recognizes the extraor-
dinary human commitment
needed to adapt to the ever-
changing health care environ-
Throughout the week, the
Seven Rivers Regional will pro-
vide a number of festive events
for their health care team.
The public can also share
appreciation with your local
hospital team by joining them
from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May
16 for a tour of the hospital's
newest unit Inpatient Rehabili-
tation. Those who attend will
be the first to tour the unit and
learn about this new service,
the only one of its kind in a 50-
mile radius.

-From staff reports

you can get. A satisfied loyal customer
will mention it to friends. An unsatis-
fled customer will tell everyone they
Be creative in marketing to your
existing customers. Offer referral
discounts, rewards, or thank-you
gifts. Use inexpensive marketing
,handouts, pens, refrigerator mag-
nets, note pads, etc. Everyone loves
free stuff. Pens and note pads create
additional exposure as they get used
and passed from customers to others,
resulting in reinforced market
awareness to your customer's
SCORE has some great ideas for
marketing and creating brand aware-
ness and loyalty. Call SCORE at (352)
249-1236 or go to their Web site at
ScoreCitrus.org to contact a coun-
selor. The knowledgeable counselors
at SCORE are available to offer free
confidential advice to existing or new
businesses. SCORE is .an excellent
resource available to help all busi-
nesses with whatever issue they are
facing. Help from the experts at
SCORE are just a phone call or
mouse click away

SCORE is a nonprofit volunteer or-
ganization and is always looking for
qualified members. Kenneth Par-
rott writes this monthly column for
SCORE chapter No. 646.


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Conecio eor Caeer an

Senior Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977
Ages 45-90. 1-800-
922-4477 (24hrs) or
log onto: Respected

Paid for Junk Vehicles
J.W. 352-228-9645

Wanted Vehicles
Dead or Alive,
Dale's Auto Parts
vehicles.Trades welcome
Used PARTS avail
Garage Sale, Hshold,
& Furniture Items
Call 352-476-8949
Junk Lawn Mowers
& Power Quip.
Free Pick-up (352)
/Us out zoomcltrus corn

Black German
Shepherd, female,
5 mos.old, need
fenced yard
1 yr old, black w/some
white. Does not shed.
Very nice dog. Free to
good home.
(352) 697-1816
Devon, Rex, Cats
unusual, lovable,
neutered male
& female. Indoor
(352) 270-3640
Excell. Home for any
unwanted birds, poultry
U-R unable to care for
free 6 mo. old puppies to
good home. 1st set of
shots given. weimaraner/
doberman-german short
haired, please call (352)

Free Baldwin Electronic
planb, 7 yrs old, d6es
not play, looks great,
(352) 860-1541
Cute & Adorable
8wks Litter trained
(352) 503-3392
SHED 6X8 in Crystal River
-Great Condition
(352) 637-1817
Litter trained & wormed
All long haired. 3
wh/black & 1 yellow/wh
(352) 794-3579
Pit/Curr Pups
8 weeks old
male & female
(352) 422-1836
45 lbs., 2 yrs old. Very
friendly. Loves other
dogs, neutered. All shots
up to date. Caged
trained. Free to good
home. (352) 503-7145

You pick Green Beans,
Dug Red Potatoes
Hwy 475 N. (352)

Boxer Mix
Female, fawn colored.
White feet, long tail. 77
lbs. Black collar w/rabies
tag. Shy w/people.
(352) 476-7469
White/tan, with a little
black. She is an older
cat. Lost In the vicinity
of Fun Court in the
Sportsman bowling ally
& Dan's Gun room area
of Inverness
tail. 1-yr old. Name Is
Harley. no collar. Lost
In the vacinity of New
Hampshire Drive &
Porpoise Circle. His
family really misses

Blue Merle, male, 11
mos. old. Lost in the area
of Marquet Acres.
(352) 302-6388

Lost Shih Tzu
named Buttons lost
near E Bernice St in
Inverness on
04/26/09. Call Geri or
Ralph 352-560-3531
is almost blind and
she is white and tan.
She is missed very
male, young large,
last Duvall Island
Floral City 352-637-6189

Black/Brown Dog
on Bike Trail
btw. 491, & Cit Springs
Call (352) 726-9693
to Identity.
Pit Bull
Red nose, female.
Found on Hidden Oaks
Way in C.R.
(352) 302-6388

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Divorces /Evictions

rescued et.com
View available pets on,
our website or call
(352) 795-9550
Adoption Locations
every Saturday 11-2p
May 18th Monday

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Come see
adorable cats and
kittens that are
available for
We are open
10:00 A till 3:00 P
every other Sunday
beginning Jan. 4
All Cats and Kittens are al-
tered, tested for Feline Luk
and Aids. Up to date on
vaccines for age
Phone 352-563-2370
Visit us at
or stop by our offices at
1149 N Conant Ave. Comer
of 44 and Conant.
Look for the big white build-
ing with the bright paw

A FREE Report of Your
Home's Value
Citrus County's Only
Emergency Homeless
Shelter 794-3825

Citrus County's Only
Emergency Homeless
Shelter 794-3825

F/T, Experienced
only need apply.
CDA Required
Call 352-212-2708
or 352-341-3244

Immediately in Citrus
Hills area, booth
rental/commission, Lv.
Msg. (352) 220-8039

Full Time
Lic. Lab Tech &
For busy Physician
Lab. Competitive
Salary & Benefits.
Fax Resume to:
(352) 746-6333


Medical Assistant
Proactive, one year
experience In
Medical Offices.
Knowledge in
medical software
Please fax resume to:

Needed for PN
Part Time - Clinicals &
classroom. Exp.
preferred. Days and/or
evenings. Fax Resume:
(352) 245-0276

Seeking Surgical Tech
Nurse Or Med. Assist.
Must be energetic.
self motivated &
Interested In pursuing
an excellent
opportunity for career
growth. The selected
individual should be
able to work in a fast
paced environment
and easily handle
multiple medical tasks
efficiently with a
willingness to
learn surgery.
Please Fax resume to:
No phone
Calls please.
References required

For Career and
Test Preparation
Call 352-564-8378
EZ Learning Services
Day & Evening Classes
352-382-EASY; 586-2715
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It's E-Z @ E-Z Learning
Offering CNA Test
Prep Courses
Day/ Evening Classes
CPR Included
W10%2 O Thru May '09
Refer a Friend and re-
ceive an additional dis-
count. Enroll on line @
or call 352-382-EASY
(3279) or 586-2715

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With a New


At Seven Rivers Regional, we're dedicated to helping patients get back
to doing the things they love to do. Be an important part of our success.

Rehab Staff RNs (7pm-7am)
Physical Therapist
Experience in the area of physical rehabilitation preferred.
Other Opportunities:
RNs: MedSurg, Telemetry


We offer flexible scheduling, competitive wages
and a comprehensive benefits package.
For these and other opportunities, visit our web site at
www.srrmc.com and click 'Career', email
Linda.Macaulay@hma.com or apply in person to Human
Resources, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428.
EOE/Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Now Offering Day & Eve.
Classes Free CPR training
w/enrollment 341-2311
Scholarships Available

Needed for Citrus
County Education
Foundation. Must
have experience
in creating public
fundraising, budget
management, and
event planning. Com-
plete job description
and application
Information at www.

Finance Manager
Quickbooks, excel, &
word process. req'd.
Fax resume:

Exp Line Cook
Appl Iin Person
at Cracker's
Bar & Grill

Breakfast cook, exp.
only apply Ip-2p.
Rooster's Cafe,
715 W. Jefferson St
Brooksville, FL


AOt No% %,

Ready for an

We offer the
opportunity to
reach$75K to $100K in
your 1st year.
Licensed Insurance
Agents or quality
unlicensed people may

*We provide free
preset apts, no
*We advance 1st
year comm.
*We give large
monthly bonuses
*We take trips all over
the world
*We offer 1st yr

Call Micah Buck for
Fax Resume:

Health / Life
Interested in work-
ing In a recession
proof industry?
SAffiliated Health
Insurers has open-
ings for 3-4 Top
Producing Agents
for Citrus. Marion &
Hemando County
Too Commissions -
Leads - All A-Rated
Call Jim Hicks


Highly self motivated
Sale's people
Company truck is
provided. Yearly
paid vacation.
Holidays paid.
Benefits available.
Positions open in
Citrus. Hernando,
and Sumter Counties.
Apply in Person
ONLY, from 9 am to
4 pm Mon-Fri, At
A-I Termite &
Pest Control,
1840 Hwy 44 West,
Inverness, FL 34453.
Located across
from Applebee's.
Only well groomed
and properly dressed
applicants will be

Asst. Equipment

Exp. only, must have
own tools. F/T with
benefits.Emall resume to
or fax to 352-746-6901. No
phone calls or walk-ins.
See Rick or Jerry
At Comoa RV & Truck
1601 W. Main St.
Inverness, FL
Exp. AC Tech
Refrigeration exp. a
PLUS. Drug and
Alcohol Free work "
place. Complete
resume w/ reference
and pay history!
Must have clean
Driving record. Imme-
diate Opening. Call
between the hrs of
1pm to 3pm only. M-F
(352) 746-7710

Your World

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Exp. A/C Tech/
Call (352) 344-8088


Must have exp. &
driver's license.
Accepting Apps.
Call Roto Rooter
(352) 621-1993



Experience Only
Great Pay & Benefits
352-726-1002, Ron

Top Pay for Your Exp.,
Benefits, Call Diane


PT or F/T, Exp. Needed

Well rounded person .to
fob/install case/mill
work around Florida.
Apply at Built-Rite
8-O10am only
438 E. Hwy 40, Inglis


Day shifts. Must be
available for rotation
and'on call hours. 2
yrs exp pref.
in person to:
1445 Howell Ave.
Brooksville, Fl. 34601
or Fax Resume to:


Must have flex sched.,
Exp. a plus. Own Transp.
Leave msg

"Batteries, tires, oil
changes." Experience
is required. Apply In
Dunnellon Tire & Auto
12038 S. Williams Street.

P/T job for a creative,
energetic, self-starter
with excellent people
skills. Duties Include so-
liciting donations.
Computer skills req.
Apply at:
Inverness, 352-341-4633


25x30x9(3:12 pitch)
Roof Overhang,
2-9x7 Garage Doors.
1 Entry Door, 2 Vents,
4" Concrete Slab.
$13.795. INSTALLED
30x30x9(3:12 pitch)
Roof Overhang,
2-9x7 Garage Doors,
2 Vents, 1 Entry Door,
4" Concrete Slab
$14.995. INSTALLED
35x50x12(3:12 pitch)
Roof overhang.
2-10x10 Rollup Doors,
2 Vents, 1 Entry Door,
4" Concrete Slab
$29.995 Installed
+ Fl. Engineered Plans
+ A local FI Manufact.
+ Meets or exceeds
Florida wind codes.
4 Conc/Inst by others.
4 Many sizes available
t We specialize in
Commercial Buildings
METAL Structures LLC
Lic # CBC1256991
www. metal

SSheds & Garages
I of Any Size
We Move & Buy
I Used Sheds I
I ndependence/41
(352) 860-0111
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Antique Bedroom Set
1930's Circa. Dark
Cherry, Bureau, dresser
w/mirror & night stand.
Singer pedal. Very nice
with owners manual. $90
or best offer

ORD 33RPM Buddy Max
the late great flea market
cowboy.Never used. $15
352 560 3677

top of line, 2 person
space saver, cost $3500,.
asking $1200 obo
(352) 628-5186

& UP. New Units at
Wholesale Prices
4 2 Ton $780.00
4 2-/2 Ton $814.00'
-4 3 Ton $882.00
*Installation kits;
*Prof. Installation;
*Pool Heat Pumps
Free Del. Lic.#CAC
057914 746-4394
ABC Briscoe Appl.
Refrig., washers, stoves.
Serv. & Parts
(352) 344-2928
Electric range w/hood &
micro (11,500 btu). $800
for all. 352-897-4115
cell- 313-318-6032
used propane gas
clothes dryer. In good
shape, runs good. $75
obo. Must pick up in
Homosassa. Call
Electric Stove,
Whirlpool, good cond.
(352) 527-3644.
3 mo. never been used
$75 (352).601-3654
GE Refrigerator
6' top freezer, ice maker
White, exc.cond $150.
(352) 489-7616
FOR SALE for $35.00.
You can contact us at
352-628-2769 for more
$85 (352) 795-7613
Washer & Dryer
Kenmore, white.
Lg. Capacity. Good
Condition. $250. for both
or Obo.(352) 794-0211
(352) 613-7890
Washer & dryer,
large capacity.
$175 or best offer
(352) 697-9580

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009 D5

Fum iture Fumiture

w/leveler $150
Clarke 10 gal. sand
blaster $100
Both like new
20HP Kohler/Champion
Gas Compressor
Electric start, 80 gal tank,
1.5" main hose. $1200
Metal Brake
36" w/stand, 12 Ga. milz
steel: Heavy.Exc. cond.
$180.00 (352) 637-7248
SHAPER, Floor model
Jet JWS-22CS, 1.5hp
motor, enclosed cab.,
.5 & .75 interchangeable
spindles, .5 & ,25 router
bit collets, microadju-
stable fence, internet
price $949, sell $500
includes mobile base
$45 value (352) 527-6909
Table Saw, Ryobi 10".
Band Saw, Sears12".
Oscillating Sander
Sears. $200. for all.
(352) 382-5698

Never used still in
box,cost $2565.asking
$1200 obo.
(352) 560-3677
speakers,sub woofer etc
$200 352 560 3677
Television &
Home entertainment
center, w/32" Toshiba.
Exc. cond. $250. for all.
(352) 726-7815
phillips tv in excellent
condition, asking 50.00
obo ask for john
TV 36 inch RCA TV $75,
JVC CHX470 automobile
compact 12 disc CD $25
Hernando 352-344-4357

New & Used systems
upgrades. Visa/ MCard
troller games included
$50.00 352-422-1453

Just broke in 113 cubic
inch S&S Stroker
motor w/Staggered
Hooker headers. New
Gangster white walls,
seat in all leather blk os-
trich skin, Paint by Jesse
James painter of Calf.,
w/Double Damon signa-
ture, House of Color
paint, Blk w/colored ghost
flames on all sheet metal.
2" Carlini handle bars.
Chrome to max, This
bad boy is not for the
faint of heart. $30k in-
vested, may trade for
nice tractor w/bucket or
bobcat etc.
Call for more info.

aluminium $80 for both.
Sharp upright vacuum
$10. office desk $25.
(352) 322-1160
rust proof, alum.w/ glass
top w/ lazy susan. $60
Like new!! 352-860-0444
Glass top table w/4 teal
sling back chairs $150;
Ivory wicker sofa w/teal
print cushions & match
glass top coffee table
$125 (352) 746-0183

7ft 4in wide x 7ft tall x
1ft depth. Custom
made, white pine
w/doors & shelves. $269
obo. 352-560-7966
Armoire Dresser,
brown, 53"H x 41Wx19D
$40. Double Dresser,
white. 7 drawer 31H x
63Wx17D both in great
great cond. solid wd.,
$50. 352-419-4008

Your World

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a chr,.Cicreoninep Dm

storage and closed stor-
age on the top. Doors
and Drawers on the bot-
tom. Like New $250
BENCHCRAFT. Sofa, love
seat, chair & ottoman.
Serious Inquiries only.
(352) 382-1422
Bunk Bed
Double on bottom
Single top, 3 drawers,
like new w/ mattresses
(352) 503-5064

All new pieces Sofa
$199; reclner $199;
twin mattress set $99;
queen matt. set $179;
Elite Furniture
Next to Howards Flea
SMarket In Homosassa
(352) 621-0558

W/Recliriers on ends.
Futon and love seat.
$250 for all.
(352) 795-7513
66" long, 4 drawers,
casters. $110
Older, drop leaf oak with
two chairs in excellent
condition. $125.
Dining RoomTable
w/2 leaves and 6 chairs.
Lt. wood. Well kept.
$175.(352) 746-6509

w/glass insert 4 ft.
(352) 746-3745
Large oak entertainment
center, 5ft.wide and 6ft.
tall, plenty of stor-
Daybed with trundle,
$125.00 Phone
LIGHT WOOD holds tv
32"x29",lots storage. $75
$75.(352) 795-7764
HUTCH Older, 1940's
dark oak with lighted cab-
inet in excellent condition.
$150. 352-634-2253
Sealy Pillow Top
Exc. condition. Moving
must sacrifice! $400.
King Size Bedroom Set
Basset, Rattan
w/2 night stands & Ig.
dresser $300.
Dinette Set Light Oak
w/leaf & swivel chairs.
$50.(352) 598-4690
Lawn Mower
Push type, Toro 21"
Orig. price $499. asking
$200.(352) 249-1187
Motion Cocktail Table
Hesse, solid oak &end
table. Lg matching pair.
New in Dec. Must see,
asking $350.
(352) 726-7537



There are immediate opportunities for
single copy independent contractors to
service the Citrus County areas.

1 '. lev hoenmbr
S 6 - 6-~iiiT~~fn^


Repairing gas & diesel *
engines. No job too big
or small. 352-228-2067

Lic. & Ins. Exp'd
friendly serv. Lowest
rates Free est.
All Tractor/Dirt
Service - Land clear
bushhog, tree/debris
removal. 352-302-6955
/ us out zoomcitrus.com
Mulch, Dirt. 302-8852

Quality Work Free Est.
Lic (352) 400-6016 Ins
R WRIGHT TreeService
Tree removal, stump
grind, trim, Ins.& Uc
0256879 352-341-6827

Ricky Mills Tree Service
Trim, haul, top,
removal, Free Est
Reasonable Rates
(352) 398-9881

At Home Computer
Repairs & custom
Call (352)228-7823

Restretch* Installation
Call for Fast Service
Sr. Discount 586-1728

Chris Satchell Painting
& Wallcovering.
work fully coated. 30 yrs.
Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins.
All Int./ Ext. Painting _
Needs. Lic. & Ins.'FREE
EST (352) 586-2996
DP press. clean/paint
Many references.
painting, drywall flooring,
pwr. wash Malley's
Home Maint
220-9486 (lic0259169)
/ out zoomcitrus.com

Painting Service
Int/Ext. Free Est. Press
Cleanin 352 465-6631
& ODD JOBS. 30 yrs
J. Hupchick LicJIns.
(352) 726-9998
Mike Anderson
Painting Int/Ext
& Pressure Washing
Caell a Professional,
(352) 464-4418
/ Us out zoomcitrus.com

Boat Maint. & Repair
Custom Rigging
John (352) 746-4521
V us out zoomcitrus.com
27 yrs. exp. Certified
Best prices/guaranteed
check out zoomcltrus.com

Mower & Generator
Repair. 352-220-4244
Gas / Diesel Engines
No job too biq or small.

The Tile Manr
Bathroom remodel
Specializing in handi-
cap. Lic//ns. #2441.

certified caregivers/sitters
20 + yrs exp, Trans. Avail
Lisa 352-4224765,
Dee Dee 352-422-1267

Window Washing
All Aspects (352),
489-4189; 322-0962
/ us out zoomcitrus.com

$35.00 for most 2/1.
Experienced & reliable,
w/references 228-1789
Serving Citrus 3Yrs.
Windows/Free Est.
(352) 726-8077
Malou's House
cleaning, $12.00 Per hr. 2
hr. min. Homosassa
area. (352) 476-9676

New, Remodels, Alum
decks, Ilc/ins 793-3654
/ out@zoomcitrus.com
ROGERS Construction
New Homes & All
Construction (352)
637-4373 CRC1326872
Construction, LLC
Lic & Ins CBC1253348
room additions,
decks, bams, garages,
various home repairs.
637-4629 cell
We will beat any price by
far without compromise.
Dunham Construction
roofing, remodeling,
home maint. painting,
pres. wash, etc. talk to
owner 422-6575
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Screen rms, rescreens,
siding, carports, rfovers,
wood decks, fla rms, "
windows, garage scrns
(CBC1257141) 628-0562

All Int./ Ext. Painting
Needs. Lic. & Ins. fREE
EST (352) 586-2996

Al paeso hm
reais Ec wr

Mike Anderson
Painting Int/Ext
Pressure Washing
Call a Professional,
(352) 464-4418

All home repairs. Also
Phone, Cable, Lan &
Plasma TV's installed.
Pressure wash &
Gutters Lic. 5863
(352) 746-0141

Andrew Joehl
Pressure cleaning.
Lawns/Gutters. No job
too small!Reli able ,ins.
0256271 352-465-9201

- Offering a Full I
Range of Services
Llc. 2776/lns.,

Master Craftsman
Repairs at Affoidable
Rates. 352-628-6960
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RELIABLEI Most repairs
Free Est.. Uc#0256374
* (352) 257-9508 *

Sheds & Garages of'
I Any Size
We Move & Buy
Used Sheds
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All home repairs. Also
Phone, Cable, Lan &
Plasma TV's installed.
Pressure wash &
Gutters Lic.5863
(352) 746-0141
Beverly Hills Area.
Husband & Wife
Team.(352) 341-5952
New const. Remodel
Free Est 726-2907
Comm/Resid: & Sign
Lighting. CR1'3012391
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RELIABLEI Most repairs
Free Est., Llc#0256374
* (352) 257-9508 *
Kurt Mac Intyre Plumbing
All Phases Of Plumbing

C.J.'S Sm.Local Moves
Furniture, clean-outs,
Dump runs & Brush
726-2264 /201-1422

All Types, Best Price
Lic. & Ins. Free Est.
24/7(352) 795-7373
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ROCKY'S Fencing
Free Est., Lic. & Ins.,
* 352 422-7279

Your world first.
Every Day

O)ClassicE d

1st Choice



-Call 503-6821.
Owner/Operators ,
Lloyd Smith * Bill Bledenstein, * Jim Clry
B424N 5340W. Glenbrook St.

Go Owens Fencing.
All Types. Free Est.
Comm/Res. 628-4002
Quality Fence Work Free
Lic (352) 400-6016 Ins

Free est. 30 yrs exp.
John Gordon Roofing
For a hole in your roof
or a whole new roof.
Free est. 352-795-7003

Sidewalks. Estimates
Lic#2579/lns, 257-0078
Decorative concrete,
Landscape curbing
River rock resealing
344-4209 (Uc.6960)
Father & Son
Decorative Concrete
textures, Stamp,spray
crack repairstaining
& Garage Floors
Quality Concrete Serv.
Layout to Lentil
352-726-2383, Lic#2567
Driveways & tear outs
Tractor work, All kinds
Lic. #1476, 726-6554

Additions, Garages
Decks, Bathrooms &
Handyman Services
40 Yrs Exp. crcO58140
344-3536; 563-9768

A Cutting Edge
Tile Job
Showers. Firs etc
(352) 422-2019
Lic. #2713, Insured.

Wall & Ceiling Sprays
Int./Ext. Painting
Lic/Ins 73490247757
St. Cert. Metal/Drywall
Contractor. Repairs,
Texture, Additions
Free est.220-9016

Affordable Top Soil,
Dirt, Rock, Stone Drive-
ways & Tractor work
341-2019 or 257-1562
Hauling, Site Prep,
Driveways. LIc. & Ins.
(352) 795-5755
3 Yd -$60/5 Yd $85
lOYd $175/20Yd $275
Red Mulch $22.yd

All Tractor/Dirt
Service - Land cleai,
bushhog, tree/debris
removal, 352-302-6955
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Landclearing, HaulingSite
Prep, Driveways
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C.R /Homosassa
mowing, beds,
brushes, mulch/haul
Comimri & Resdnti
since 1991 220-6761
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Landscape Main.
"Complete Lawn Care"
(352) 489-3070
Conner Lawn &
Ask about our Specials
Free Est (352) 341-3930
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Clean up, tree trim,
Full Service
(352) 344-2681
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Covering all your lawn
care needs. Detailed
work. 746-6410 Lic/lns.
Lic. & Ins. Free Est.
(352) 302-2585
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Lawn Care 'N' More
Mow, clean up
brushes, beds
Friendly Service since
(352) 726-9570
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Quality Work - Free
352-400-6016 Lic/Ins
Mowing & Trimming
Clean up, Lic. & Ins.
(352) 797-3166
SINCE 1999 (Lic/Ins)
628-9848 or 634-0554
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Total Pool Care
Decorative Concrete
i 352-464-3967 a

Motor Homes I
5th Whls/Rv's
Master Tech
S 352-586-5870
L Storage Available

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Installations by
Brian ciiCi253853

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& Repairs- all makes &
models. Anytime,
344-2556, Richard

barb * Mak
Specializing in:
Children, families
pets. Business
Portraits. Indoor
or natural
outdoor settings
Call for great
Satisfaction guaranteed

All types - Res/Comm
352-302-3030 Licflns
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Circle T Sod Farms.
Inc. Tired of your dead
Replace it with
Bahia. Delivery
Avail (352)400-2221

All types of Grasses
Low main Lawns Avail.
J & J Sod 352-302-6049
SOD All Varitles
Lic/ Ins #3000
(352) 422-0641
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"One Day Bath Remodeling"
In just One Day,
We will InstallA Beautiful New Bathtub
or Shower "Right Over"Your Old One"f
Tub to Shower Conversions Too?!!
Call now for a FREE
In-Home Estimate



D6 SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009

5-drawer w/ glass top
& computer chair $75
(352) 601-3654
Furniture & Appls. For
The Agape Community
Thift Store, Inverness
Serving the emergency
needs of our community
Free Pick up available
(352) 726-2287
Preowned Mattress
Sets from Twin $30; Full
$40.Qn $50; Kg $75.
SOFA, (clean) BROWN
Small metal school desk
$15 (352) 382-2942
and 2 chairs. Good
condition. $200
Roll Top Desk
56" x 25"x49 H.$500.
2 Curio Cabinets
wllights. $800.for
both.(352) 795-3334
BLE TOP Bevelled glass
45" wide. Unused and still
in box $70 obo 352 560
Sectional Sofa
Lg. 4 piece w/queen
sleeper & recliner. $350.
Lane, off white leather.
$60.(352) 598-4690
CHAIR. Dark Blue/Beige
Plaid. $125 obo
(352) 726-7805
Swivel Bar Stools 2-6"
wlarms. Originally $275.
each, asking $75.00
each.(352) 249-1187
w/ white laquer dresser,
chest & night stand. Like
new. $450 (352)
or (352) 423-9221
Table & 4 chairs $40.
Wooden entertainment
center $35
(352) 527-1069
Call (352) 746-9084

42" TROYBILT Riding
Mower. 8 mths old, good
condition. $450
42" cut, nice mower,
good cond. great
price$700 .obo
(352) 795-0088
on stand. $600 new,
6 months old. $300/obo

Moving /Sat & Sun 8-2pm
8165 N. Ibsen Dr.
Sat & Sun 8a-5p
3700 S. Eastpark off
Homosassa Trail

Halter brand new size16
$150.00 352-422-1453

40 FT ALUM. PV Radio
Tower. New rotor & con-
trol box. $450
3PT HITCH. $75..
1HP, Submersible
pump, $75. Garanteed
will demonstrate
Air Conditioners
1/12,000 BTUS.
1/15,000 BTUS.
Work good:
(352) 628-4766
352 382 1191
IN RADIO 100.00
$15; Hoover steam '
vacuum w/brushes $60
Walter (352) 527-3552
'99 Minolta, RZ330SI.
2 lenses/micro af 3x-lx
Zoom lenses. $300.
for all. Like new.
(352) 382-7046
4 In 1 printer, fax, copy
& scanner. Uke New. $5
Chain Saw
Echo,16" $75.
Echo, Backpack.
$100.(352) 527-4319
twice.All accessories
$10.00 352 560 3677
Xerox Work Center Pro
4165021 used once.
$800. Copy cartridge &
Toner. $75. for both.
(352) 795-3334
Entertainment Center
2 filing cabinets
$25. ea
(352) 344-8291
locking, vertical file cabi-
net. First $15
$8.00 352 382 1191

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Place any General Mer-
chandise Ad for FREE on
our all new
5 Days, 5 Lines.
2 Items totaling less than
$100.00 each.
Go to:
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hand corner.
1520B 15" FLAT PANEL
No dead pixels.
Uke new. $45
775 Plain paper fax
machine. Excellent
condition. $10.

27"X20'$15.00 24"X10'
$10.00 352 382 1191
playarea on top,$150.00,
Mini fridge $50.00
Motor Home Items
misc. $50. for alli
New 4gal solo back pack
sprayer $50; Like new
10" Sear Tab saw 15amp
motor w/legs $75.
(352) 249-1187
Oil Paintings,
36x48 were $300, now
$99 -$149 (352) 746-2892
Northstar, model
4015X20NS, 2hp, for
Inground pool, Internet
price $527, sell $200,
motor (352) 527-6909
foundation for mattress
new in plastic $50. Coffee
table $85. 352-270-3909
Salt water FISH TANK
(approx 100 gall.) built
in cabinet - $400
Jacuzzi - $500
(352) 302-6082
rarely used, was In RV,
- $75.
Hover Upright
(352) 726-1296
FLEXMAX Abdominal
toner. $30.00 352 560
10.00 DOLL 9.00 352
382 1191
Stand Alone Filing
Cabinet Lt. oak. $60.
Exceutive Chair
Leather, like new. $95.
Cost $200. Both in exc.
cond.(352) 249-6800
Swimming Pool
Above ground, 15 X 24
Oval, incl. pump, filter
& ladder. $450. Obo.
You take down.
(352) 476-3848
4 LT275/70R 18.
Load Range E. $250.
Obo.(352) 212-8997
50 Tapes -$25
Cassette Music 50 tapes
$20. 352-489-3931
White wood kitchen
cabinet, free standing,
w/microwave shelf. $45.
(352) 249-6800

$$ SAVE $$



JAZZY 1100
bran new only used 2
times $500.00or b.o.
(352) 249 0815
$250. ,
$500 & up
(352) 564-1414

Buying Silver Coins
$.10, .25, .50, $1.00
352- 302-8159'
. Beating all Written
.offers. Top $$$$ Paid
(352) 228-7676
PENNIES Dated 1797
and in good condition
$50.00 each 352 560
George 3rd onwards.
From $50.00 352 560

Acoustic Guitar
Dean Playmate,
3/4 size, red, Incl. guitar,
bag & how to guide
* $60.
and Electronic
Metronome both for
$125. (352) 637-2193
Exc. condition, manual
bench AOC Rhythm.
MUST SELL Asking $300
obo (352) 628-5186
Wurlitzer Piano
Console, Pecan finish,
matching bench, very,
nice. $895.00
(352) 212-2715

YOUTH BED antique trim
hanging lamp - $45.00 &
Cinderella youth bed -
$35.00 352-422-1467
MAKER Hardly used.
Perfect condition $20
(352) 560-3677
more. $50.00

ness model 5.25

AR-15's - AK-47's - Shot
Guns - Pistols. WE BUY
SOLD. 352-489-4870
AMMO 223 FMJ Brass
case, new production,
500 rounds w/ammo
can $300; 38 Special FMJ
Winchester 100 rounds
$70 (813) 789-0592 Crystal
River Area
AMMO 500 rounds
762 x 39 brass case,
(813) 789-0592 Crystal
River area

Winchester 500 rounds
$250; 40 CAL FMJ
Winchester 300 rounds
$200; (813) 789-0592
In Crystal River Area.
Concealed Weapons
Permit Course
(352) 726-5238
Excel. Condit. $25
Phone 527-6425
& Magazines, AK-47 $30;
AR-15 $25; M-14 $30. Call
for pricing (813)
In Crystal River area.
HUFFY 10-SPEED 26" Girls
Bicycle $75; Brand new
24" Girls Roadmaster 18
speed. $75 (352)
45/70 caliber, 125th An-
niversaryModel. NIB.
$1200. Call after 5pm
Mossberg/Maverick 88
Home defence/18.5
barrel NIB pump
12 gauge $300
(352) 860-0556 8a-7p
Buying Guns,
reloading supplies
(352) 586-7516
Quality Brand Name
Fishing Rods & Reels.
Shimano, Penn, Finn
Nor, etc. Spinning,
baitcasting, saltwater
& freshwater. Bargain
priced from $10.00 to
$85.00 (352) 634-0278
Recumbent Bike
Trail Mate Joy Rider.
3 Wheeled. $100.
(352) 382-5698
Tactcle .12 gage combo,
pistol grip, collapsible
stock, rifle slug barrel &
vent rib barrel. $600
(813) 789-0592 - Crystal
Rivet area
Shot Gun 10 gauge
Mag. 36" barrel, $200 '
38 Special Derringer
$150. both excel.
(35k) 464-0926
7-1/2 FEET, & loaded w/
accessories Package
deal $750 obo.
(352) 270-8121
On Site Gun Smithing
(352) 726-5238 �

TRAILER. 5th wheel hitch,
can be easily changed
to goose neck ball.
$6500 352-341-1143
'06, 32 Ft. Dominator XT.
By Classic C. TrpLI
axels. $14,800. Like
new.(352) 835-4273
7x16 (Factory) Dual
axle. $985.
4x8 - 2ft sides - $350

PLAYARD Great cond 1
owner baby changer and
mobile included. $50.00
352-422-1453 -

Stroller, carseat, swing,
playpen, highchair, new
condition. Cost $500
All for $300 601-2232

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zero turn, Die or Alive
Will pay cash 746-7357

AKC LAB. 1 blk female
for $250. 5 months old.
Ready for a good home.
(352) 302-9559
Now available;. Westie,
Schnauzer, Shihtzu,
Maltese mix,
$300 352-564-0710 OR
$350 M/D on premises.
CKC Reg. Current shots,
$250.Health cert
(352) 406-7123
6 puppies available.
They are de-wormed
and have their first
shots. $250 asking
price. 352-228-3442
8 wks old
(352) 621-9218
AKC reg. Male, 4mths
old. Housebroken, well
mannered, crate
trained. 352-249-7266
German Sheppard
Puppies, 21 Wks. 2
males, 2 ferns.,1 is blue
all the rest black & tan.
papers, & health certs.
$300.(352) 201-0111
many breeds, all
neutered micro chip,
tested, shots some
declawed $85-$150
36x24x22. Uke new.
Cost $90, sell for $55.
Male Peek A Poo
1 yr. old neutered,
Micro chipped, all shots.
(352) 503-6218
ZERS For sale pure bred
miniature Schnauzers
puppies, salt & pepper"
mix, 2 males $375 each.
Thick headed Colby,
mild, intelllgenetics.
Reg., 8 Pups available
Simply the Best
$200. (352) 621-0268

(pug/beagle); Sheltle,
Paplllon & maltepoo
pups $375-$450
Pure Bred Collies
1 yr. old
Can be breed, both
sold together
$395. obo
(352) 795-7513
ShIh-Tzu Puppies
Home raised w/ love.
All shots Includ'd. $300+
3902 N. Lecanto Hwy
Beverly Hills, FL
(352) 270-8827
(305) 872-8099
Yorkie Male Pup
6 weeks, taking deposits
ready in 2 weeks
(352) 628-6914

2 Arabian Studs
1 Is registered. 1 Older
Tennessee Walker,
great w/kids & riding. All
under $700. each.
(352) 563-9985
Pine Ridge Property
Owners. Outstanding
facility, good pastures,
12x12 stalls w/12x12
runout. (352) 527-9530
Summer Horse
(352) 382-5400

& Pigeons
For pets only.
Mini Farm off 495
(863) 843-2495 cell
Red's, polish purebred
bantans, different types
of duckling, quail, guinea
pigs & pigeons $4/up

9.9 Suz. 4 strk. tiller
long shaft, 21".
new 2004 never used,
$1195 (513) 260-6410
Crytsal River
galv., single axle w/
buddy bearings. Holds
18-20ft boat. $1,000/
obo. 352-382-4442
Boat Trailer 19'
holds V bottom or fiat
$1500(352) 563-2253

'15 ft 1961 Fiberglass V
40hp, galvanized trailer,
well equipped, Great
cond. $900 (352)
1993 17' Sylvan
Bow rider bimini top
Boat & trailer
85h.p. Yamaha motor
Good cond. $3,500
(352) 344-0457 ,
'96, like new, $5,800
40HP Evinrude, center
console, trolling motor,
b-top; many extras
(352) 344-5858
'98 MAKO 252
CC, 25ft. twin 150HP
Merc, trailer. Well main-
tained. Great cond.
$24,000. 352-634-2769
Big 13 Ft. haul,
2 seats. Approx.. 375-400
HP. 8 blade warp drive.
2-1 reduction gear box.
Used 100 hrs.+Trd.
$18,500 invest. Sell
for $10,000 firm.
(352) 302-4535
1996, 15', 500cubic inch,
Cadillac engine
completely rebuilt
(352) 560-3019
' 190 Osprey, 2001
115 hp Johnson
w/warranty & trailer.
Ready to fish. Reduced.
2000; 225 Explorer 24'
Cuddy cabin. 225
Johnson Ocean Pro.
Loadmaster tandem axle
trailer. Exc. cond.
'86 25FT.Cuddy Cabin.
W/twin '06 Optimax
150hp & double
axle trailer. $16,900
Cabin Cruiser
24 ft.
Owner died, 6 cyl. 10,
alpha one/OD, used In
fresh water, tan. gal. tri
Incl.'d $2,100 464-0316
'01- Bay, 21ft.
'02, 150HP Yamaha w/
trlr., custom cover
dep/find, VHF, Iw hrs.,
like new, $13,950.
(352) 442-7772
Deck Boat
95' 19 Ft. Slyvan, w/ ra-
dio & fishfinder. New Bat-
tery switch. 2 batteries,
power pk.
. (352) 726-0838
23ft, OAL 25ft, open fish-
Sermen, C-console, Twin
140HP Johnsons. Trailer,
Many extras!
$14,500/obo. (352)
489-9640: 220-6508
16' 50hp motor, bimini,
cover, new floor & radio
all cost guard equipment
$4800. call Ross
(352) 795-0153
'01, Deckboat, 20ft.,
115HP, 4strke Yamaha,
w/trir. $15,900. will
trade (352) 503-3778
1994- 16ft, CC, bay boat.
88 HP Evinrude, Garmin
GPS/recorder $4500.

Sweetwater 21ft. 25
hours. 90hp Yamaha.
$18,000. Paid $26,000.
40HP, Boat, motor, &
trailer, very good shape
$2,500. Homosassa
(765) 278-9315
08' 20 Ft. To many
options to list $13,000
Call for Info. 628-7926
Pontoon Boat
1996, 18 ft., Good Cond.
40HP Yamaha, 4 stroke,
(352) 860-1490
90, 24' port a potty, built
n portable gas tank, new
canopy steering cable ss
prop $5K,01 90hp Merc.
00 trailer (352) 465-7987


Palm Beach 2002
22' 60hp yYamaha
$6500 (239) 571-2628
Sylvan 20' Yamaha T50
TLRC Engine Like New
40hrs. Playpen Cover
port-o-potty, extras
$12,000 (352) 628-0281
200 HP Mercury w/ 9.9 HP
Johnson kicker,$12k
obo. Call Kurt at Pete's
Pier 352-795-6067
'00 19 FT. C/C. Loaded.
Elec. Pkg. 115 FI 4 Strk.
Yam. 100 hrs. Bim. top.
Best offer(352)533-3093
23'L,6'W,'02 150H
Evin. mtr. w fuel enj. like
new, trr. w/brks
, $7750 352-489-3661
Ultimate Scallop
Boat 03, 25' Sun
Tracker, 05 Merc 90hp, lo
hrs. tandem tril. like new
exc. value $11,500.

1987, 250 Sportsman,
25', Gas eng., 30" draft,.
260 hp I/O, alum.
(352) 344-9651

5 Th Wheel, 28E33SB
1 slide. 1000 Wets.
Inverted, central van.
26inch. TV.$30,500.
Or reasonablenoffer.
(352) 489-6835
Cypress 32ft 5th wheel.
2 slides: Separate bdth.
Extras. 3 yr ext warr.
Class-A - basement
model. 49K mi. 14smpg,
new tires & brakes. (4)
TV's. Ready for long trip.
' 5$2. . 352-563-0615
43 year old
501-C-3 Charity.
Maritime Ministries
(352) 795-9621
* Tax Deductible ** .

Cash or Consign
USN19, Across Airport
(352) 461-4518


38 Ft. W/ Slide. 36 K Mi.
Dual air. $37,700 Obo.
352-637-5149 or
'94, Class A, Wide
body. Diesel pusher.
Alison Trans. & more.
$34,000. 352 835-4273
'03, Hurricane New
deal. 30Q, class A motor
home, 31% ft., 22k mi.
V10 gas, ducted rf. air,
onan 4K gen., qn bed,
etc. Saturn tow incl.
$35,000. (352) 397-5007
'05, Pursuit, Class A,
30ft. Excel. cond. 8k mi.,
2 slide outs, 2 TV's, back
up camera, all the bells
and whistles and much
more, must see this
coach, Asking $50,000.
obo (352) 746-7626

'07 BT Cruiser, 22'
9K.Mi. Hitch & tow bar.
w/ car $40,000 obo.
(352) 875-8890
BT Cruiser 03, 22' fully
loaded, ready to travel
(352) 341-1297
43ft. 2008
Completely furnished. In
great RV Park, pool, club-
house etc. Can be
moved. $29,900/obo
(352) 464-2722
Holiday Rambler
'03, By Monico, 300
Cummins, 2 slides, incl.
tow vehicle,
mint cond. $84,900.
(352) 302-7073
Holiday Rambler
Admiral Motor Home 36'
2 slides, 340hp, gas eng.
all options transf ext.
warr. $51,900
352 795-3970
'06 24FT, Mercedes die-
sel, Class C. Good mpg,
low mi, 1, slide, loaded.
$52,995. 352-464-0371
Keystone 07
Big Sky 5th Wheel Prem.
Pkg 340RLQ every op-
tion. Center Island Kit.
incis sep.W/D, added 2nd
a/c in bedroom
Price to Sale $52K firm
04, 38'3 SLIDES
21k mi fully loaded
3 tv's $92,500 obo

'02 Cedar Creek 5th
Wheel 29ft, 2-slides,
queen bed,bath/shower,
low mileage, loaded,
good cond. $16,800
(352) 746-4969
Fair cond. $1200 obo
Will trade for small
enclosed trailer of
same value.
(352) 228-0579
Travel Trailers,
5th Wheels,
Motor Homes
Call Glenn
(352) 302-0778

19FT. 5th wheel. Qn bed,
microwave, Irg refrig. Like
new. $9,995.
07 Jay Flight
28' used twice, smells &
looks new, green clean,
sips 6 $16,800 (352)
'04, Hybrid Travel Trlr.
AC, Heat, Micro. Tub/
Shwer, toilet exc cond
$9,500. 352-564-4151
5th Wheel, 2000 Excel-
lent. Photos at
(352)302-6055 or
'03, 5th wheel, 3 slides
like new,$34,000.
Truck avail also for tow
(352) 422-5731
32' sleeps 8, used
once $11,500
(352) 586-9614

351 Modified
& 1976 4x4 front axle
assembly $600,
(352) 422-2721

Wanted Vehicles
Dead or Alive,
Dale's Auto Parts
Paid for Junk Vehicles,
J.W. 352-228-9645
Cash or Consign
US19, Across Airport
(352) 461-4518
Buvino Used Cars
Trucks & Vans
For used car lot
Hwy 19 S. Crystal River
Since 1973 564-8333
We Buy Junk Cars
Running or Not
Cash Paid, $150 & Up
(352) 771-6191

LIMITED; All power,
leather interior, 75k mi,
Excellent cond. $3,995
(352) 382-0485
'03, 745 LI, NAV, black,
sun roof. all options $29K
(352) 746-2696 .
2000, Century Custom
Nicely Equip, I Owner,
V6, $4900 - Better Hurry!
Jenkins Mazda
2004, LeSabre, Leather,
Alloys, 44K Miles$9980
or $189/mo WAC
Jenkins Mazda

2002, Park Avenue
Alloys, Lthr, Pwr Seats
$7988 or $149 mo
Scott 1-800-733-9138
Seville STS - MINT
Silver w/gray leather.
77k miles. All options.
$9,200. 352-746-1308
2001, DeVille
Very Clean, Low Miles
$7,988 or $149 mo
Pete 1-800-733-9138
2003, CTS, Exquisite
Luxury 4 Lessl $11,488 or
$199 mo Call Pete
'90, Deville, runs great.
96K mi., AC, needs
nothing $,1,800.obo
(352) 464-1819
'99 DeVille, 39 K. Mi.
Car Fax avail. Light gold,
exc. cond. $7,500
(352) 382-2715
'96 Camaro, Conv. rare
auto, AC, V6, 36 mpg jet
black, dependable.
$4700 352- 563-0615
2008 Black with option
pkg, 17,500 mi,
$14,500 obo
Call 352-746-4219
2001, PT Cruiser Ltd
'Lthr, Sunroof. Alloys,
Well Serviced
Only $4988 or $99 mo
Pete 1-800-733-9138
2002, Sebring, Cony.
Ltd. Ed. 43k Ml., Lthr.
Infinity Stereo +
$7,988 or $149 mo
Sundog 1-800-733-9138
2006; 300C Hemi
Leather, Sunroof, 12k
Mi $399/mo or Take
over pmts Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
'95 LBeron, Cnv. New
tires & brakes. 86K.Mi.
$1,650. Runs great.,
(352) 302-9217

*Clean Safe Auto's*k
Financing Avail.
US19, Across Airport
02, Z06,
Black, low mi., over
30 mpg hwy. $24,400.
(352) 613-5355
2007 convertible
corvette,only 4,076 mi-
les on this rare silver on
silver on silver vette,
power convertible top,
6 sp auto, paddle shift,
heads up display, mag-
netic F55 suspension,
navigation system, all
options available are on
this gorgeous vette,
Over $2,000 in
aftermarket parts
included, Your's
for only, $48,500.
352- 270-3193
'80, Stingray, white, 86K
mil. T -top roof, Excel-
lent condition $12,000.,
will trade for truck.

96' auto, looks & runs
great. Pwr. everything.
keyless entry. Clear &
solid tops. $10,995
obo.(352) 586-2535
'00 Focus, 4 dr. AC,
Auto. New tires & brakes
runs great,30 mpg.
$3,950.(352) 302-9217
'05 Taurus SE, V-6
Loaded, low mi. extra
clean.' Must see. $7,880.
Wooten's (352)637-7117
'06 Focus, ZX4
4dr. Loaded, low ml.
Like New $8,995
Wooten's(352) 617-7117
2007, Taurus SE
Low Miles, Full Power
Only $9990 or $189 mo
Pete 1-800-733-9138
'99 Crown Victora,
former detective car. Cold
AC. Runs great. $3,000.
Obo.(352) 613-5776
'08 Civic, $17,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
1998, Accord LX
Low Miles, 1 Owner, 30
MPG $4990 Buys Itl
Jenkins Mazda
2000, Prelude SI
V-Tech, 1 Owner, Low
Miles, Showrm Cond.
$8900 OBOJenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
2002, Accord Coupe
EX, Sunroof, Alloys,
Sporty, Quality $6990 or
S149/mo WAC Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
2007, Civic, Only 5800
ml, Exc. On Gasl Only
$16,988 or $259 mo
Scoff 1-800-733-9138
2008, Civic Hybrid Low
Miles, 1 Owner. 50 MPG
Call for Deall Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
2001, Sonata GLS,
Leather, Sunroof, Mint
$3900 Buys Itl Jenkins
.Mazda 1-800-714-9813
2001 82K ml.'New tim-
ing belt, good cond.
Well maint. $2,250 obo
(352) 637-5816
2-dr, sun roof, 131k mi,
white. Well maintained.
$2650. (352) 628-7410:
'05 SLK, $24,995. 2 avail.
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'05 SLK, $24,995. 2 avail.
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'08 C- CLASS,$29,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
1997, E-320, Leather,
Sunroof, All Records
Mint! $7900 obo Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813


Convertible 1977, 57k mi.
Blue, many xtras
Excellent Condition
$10,500 (352)628-0281
Loaded, 35mpg, only
89k mi., serviced,
180w-CD, no worries,
go $6050 (352) 382-1725
2008, G6 GT, Fully
loaded. Don't MissI
$16,988 or $269 mo
Sonny 1-800-733-9138
GRAND PRIX - V6, 2dr,
runs great. 154K ml.
$1500. 352-464-3625
'07 Forenza. 30K mi,
w/100k warr. LOADED
w/touch scm navy.
$12,800. 352-613-6613
'06 Corolla,
$11,995 Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'06, Highlander,
Hybrid,, 100,000' mi.
warranty. $19,995.
(352) 382-1857
2005, Avalon Ltd,
Ed Has It All Low Miles
Only $17,988 or $299mo
Sonny 1-800-733-9138
'95, Camry, automatic
AC, CD player, 4 DR
(352) 563-5155
All original, red, 79k ml.,
6 cylinder, all power,
targa roof. Original
owner. Garaged, $7,695
(352) 726-3427
'05 S60, $15,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'06 S40, $15,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'06 S60, $17,995.
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'06 S80, $17,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'08 S 40, $17,995.
2 avail. Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'08 S60, $19,995
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
2007, S40, Alloys,
CD, Low Miles,
Great on Gas Hurryl
$13,488 or $210 mo
Scott 1-800-733-9138


Imperial, Restorer's
Dream. $3500/obo,
Good condition
asking $3000.00 or best
offer Call 302-4055
2-Dr hardtop, 350 V-8,
auto, May trade in part.
'56 FORD
Custom line 4 door se-
dan F. c,l saui P .900
Will .:onsiaer.[ra',e i'r
' ravel irftaer GI equal
,alue (3521 628-4053
'88 Red, PS./PB. Cold
A.C. 62,000 Mi. Great
Condition. $6,900.
.(352) 422-5663
1930, 6 cyl., restoreres
dream car. All basics
done, ready to restore.
$2,500 (352) 527-9530
'69 Classic C10 SHT BD
350/350 AC, PS,
, $15K or trade
(352) 746-9212
'87 Convertible, Drives,
looks great, 2nd owner,
new top & paint, $8,500
obo (352) 302-1524
305 Auto, All new '
interior, & paint. Crager
mags & tires. 4" raised
hood. $3,250.
GM El Camino
'84, 1-owner, low.
miles. $5,000/obo or will
consider trade.
1967, The real deal, older
* restoration, just out of
storage $25K or trade
(352) 621-0666
'76 XJ6C Rare coupe!
Silver, new paint;
63K mi., $8,900 obo
(352) 527-4221
(908) 763-8384
1985 380SL, 2 top road-
ster. Drives, looks great.
Many new Mercedes
parts. New A/C. Must
seel REDUCED! $7,900.
David 352-637-6443.
'77, New int. & seats.
Need to be' install. Extra
trans. & parts. $4,000.
(352) 621-0126


PLYMOUTH Barracuda
,1970,$4000, 75000
miles,coupe, automatic,8
purple,interior: black
'73, New paint, tires.
38K. Mi. Like New.
$12,900 Obo. Will trade.
(352) 795-0122

Ext. cab, 8 ft bed. New
motor, good cond. 2
wheel drive Z71 pkg.
352-563-1518 Iv msg
Ext. Cab, 4 cyl, 5-spd,
new clutch, shocks &
more, tool box,148k MI.
$2500 (352) 302-0033
'96 FORD F-150 XLT
Deluxe, good cond. new
tires 5.0 V8. w/cap $3,695
obo (352) 563-2583
2002, Avalanche
Leather, Low Miles, 1
Owner Mint Cond -
Call for Deall Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813

'02, Ext. cab, 4 dr. auto,
AC, Sport wheels, CD,
$5,995. Wooten's
(352) 637-7117
*Clean Safe Auto's*
Financing Avail.
US19, Across Airport
(352) 461-4518
'03 Ram 1500, auto,V-8
chrome whis. cold air,
really nice. $7,995
Wooten's(352) 637-7117
'05, Quad Cab, Awe-
some Hemi-pwrd, special
"Rodeo-Edit." Loaded
every special feature. Sr.
own, gar. kept., 27K mi,
invested Sale $21,750
See online ad photos
John (352) 726-1076
2007, 1500 SLT
Tonneau Cover, Low
Miles Lots of Extras, Must
See $16,990 or $329/mo
WAC Jenkins Mazda
. 1-800-714-9813
Std cab, rare 5spd, hemi,
V8, a/c, 25mpg, new 22"
rims & tires. Dependable
$3700. 352-563-0615
Ranger, REDUCED!
X-cab. Exc. cond.
38k mi. $9,700/obo
05' Explorer Sport
T'ract.White, exc. cond.
48,500K. mi. $15,000
(352) 795-1255
'06 E 350, Cutaway, -
serv. van. 41K Mi./5.4 L.,
Eng. Auto.Knapheide
Serv. body/dble lock drs.
$20.000 Obo.
(352) 726-9397
(678) 617-3767
06 F150 XL Reg Cab.
Silver, V6 auto, 26k ml.
fact. warranty$9000
2001, F150 Lariat
Low Miles, Stepslde,
Lthr, Loaded Beautyl
Only $8995 Call Pete
01, XLT, 4.0 liter, 6 cycle
60K mi. many x-tras, tow
behind no trailer needed
$6500.(313) 404-5129


Pontiac' 04 Low
miles, loaded!
Reduced price
$8,500 obo
'03 Rendezvous.
$8,995 Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
'06 Trailblazer
$12,995. 2 avail. Ocala
Volvo (352) 629-7299
BLAZER '99 LS 4dr.
126k mi. loaded, great
cond. sunroof, $4k obo
2007 Paciflico, i',, -
1.1h Like r,� ..,I Doar, r .ll,
. 13,988 oif i9rr.o
Pele 1-800-733-9138
2004, Durango SLT
Hemi 4x4. Lthr, DVD +++
$12,988 or $199 mo
Pete 1-800-733-9138
99, DURANGO 4x4, 80K
ml, loaded, dual air &
exhaust, Exc. Cond. $6,000
(352) 344-0505
FORD '03
Escape, 89kmi, 4whl
drive, class 3 hitch, Orig
owner. Great shape &
price. $8,750.
1993 4 WD, 454 rebuilt
great tires, good cond.
$3,500 obo
(352) 201-1413 ,
'04, like new, low mi. all
pwr., well maintained
(231) 878-1780
`'04 Santa Fe, $8,995.
Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299
2005, Tucson Auto,
Low, Mi, 6 CD $9980 or
$189/me WAC Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
2004, Sorrento EX-
Leather, Sunroof, 1
Owner $6900 or
$159/Mo WAC Jenkins
Mazda 1-800-714-9813
'01 ML. 55 AMG. Silver
W/black int. Loaded,
57K.Mi. New $64K.Ask
., $20K. (352)489-7674
2008,,Torrent Sm SUV,
Loaded, Like New Only
$13,988 or $199 mo Call
AI G 1-800-733-9138
'06 XC90, $20,995
3 avail. Ocala Volvo
(352) 629-7299

FORD '06 F-150
Crew cab XLT. Tow pkg
& topper, 51K mi.
Exc cond. LOADED!
$18,500/obo. (352)
634-1378; 795-2053

'02,8 pass., exc. cond.
only 59K ml. book price
$8,300. Asking $6,500
(352) 637-2596
'03 Town & Country LXI,
75K. Mi. All power,
Leather, rear air, new ti-
res, & brakes. $7,495.
(352) 467-0872
'96 Plymouth Voyager.
Handicapped. Runs
good, asking $2,300.
(352) 795-1411
'91 Econollne E150
Handicap, lift/pwr seat
hand controls. 61k orig.
ml $2,800. 352-220-3983
2007, Sedona EX
Leather, power
Everything Low Miles
$14,988 or $225 mb
Al G. 1-800-733-9138

'94 Handicapped Van.
Low Mi. $4,000 Obo.
(352) 726-8996
2003, MPV ES, Leather,
Dual Pwr Doors 33K Mi.,
1 Owner. Deall Jenkins"-
Mozdd 1-800-714-9813

$$ SAVE $$



'03 Rancher. 350cc,
4wdr, 5spd + reverse.
Climbs mountains & tows
heavy loads. $3200/or
trade. 352- 563-0615
Crystal River


2001 BMW F650GS
15K mi., GIVI BAGS,
Fair cond., runs perfect
$3,000 obo (352)
2900ml. HD custom
wheels, mustang seat,
plus HD access. $15,500
(352) 489-6237
Fact. custom. Hi pert.
Over $43,000 in receipts.
17k mi. $11,700
Crystal River
$5001 Police
Impounds for sale
Cars from $500
800-366-9813 x 7374
'96 Sporster 1200, Cus-
tom. 15K. Scream Eagle
pipes,chro. Ex. clean
$4,850.(352) 637-5143-
Harley Davidson
'81 Shovelhead, 80", com-
pletely serviced, good
shape. Ex.
access. $5,895. obo
352-746-7655; 726-4109
96 Heritage Soft tail, red
many extras $9600 call
evenings (352) 746-3613
'02 6 Spd. 8,700-Mi.
124 S & S EVO. Lots
of chrome. $12,000
(352) 746-3069
1300 VTX,
thousands Inn options.
mint condition $5900 obo
(352) 302-7073
� Shadow Arrow 06, 714K
,mi. garage kept, not in
rain, floorboard $6200
obo (347)223-7269 aft
�00, ZRX 1100
CC,15K. Mi. Very
fast, many extra s.
$4k obo.
'06 Suzuki, 400
Bergman. 4,200 Mi. Like
new cond. $4,500
(352) 382-2715
Just brokb in 113 cubic
inch S&S Stroker
motor w/Staggered
Hooker headers. New
Gangster white walls,
seat in all leather bik os-
trich skin, Paint by Jesse
James painter of Calf.,
w/Double Damon signa-
- ture, House of Color
paint, Bik w/colored ghost
'flames on all sheet metal.
2" Carlini handle bars.
Chrome to max, This
bad boy is not for the
faint of heart. $30k ,
invested, may trade for
nice tractor w/bucket or
bobcat etc.
Call for more info.
Katana 600, Low
miles. Incls. helmet &
jacket. Asking $3,500.
(352) 527-0679
2002 intruder 800 cc
shaft driven 6400miles
helmets $3,800 or best
offer 352-628-6020
Scooter, 318 miles,
150CC, Like new.
Race ready. Many ex-
tras. $2500. 352-
586-1683: 586-9349

342-0510 SUCRN
5/13 meeting
Academy of
Environmental Science
The Board of Directors
for the Academy of Envi-
ronmental Science will
hold a regular monthly
meeting at 2:30 pm on
Wednesday, May 13,
2009 at the Academy of
Environmental Science, a
Charter School sponsored
by the Citrus County
School District, located at
12695 West Fort Island
Trail, Crystal River, Florida.
The purpose of the meet-
Ing Is to discuss and act
upon any business that
needs to come before
the Board of Directors. A
copy of the Agenda Is
available for public re-
view at the Academy of-
If any person decides to
appeal a decision made
by the Board of Directors
with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this
meeting, that person may
need to Insure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedlngs Is made, which
record should Include tes-
timony and evidence
upon which that person's
appeal Is based.
Steve Farnsworth
Chair, Board of Directors
Academy of"
Environmental Science,
Published one (1) time In
Citrus County Chronicle.
May 10, 2009.
345-0510 SUCRN
5/21 sale

Adam's 24 Hr, Towing
Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned In-
tends to sell the vehicles)
below under Florida Stat-
utes 713.78. The under-
signed will sell at public
sale by competitive bidd-
Ing on the premises
where said vehicles)
have been stored and
which Is located at
Adam's 24 Hr Towing,
2600 S. Suncoast Blvd.,
Homosassa, Citrus


County, Florida the fol-
Date of Sale: 5/21/09
1995 FORD 4 DR VIN#
Purchase must be paid
for at the time of sale In
cash only. Vehicle(s) sold
as Is and must be re-
moved at the time of
sale. Sale is subject to
cancellation in the event
of settlement, between
owner and obligated
Published one' (1) time In
Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10, 2009.

341-0510 SUCRN
Elig, To Vote Notice- Charles Ford
Notice is hereby given:
Charles Ford
Last Known Address of,
10150 North Ocean Drive
Citrus Springs, Florida 34434
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote Is in
question. You lre required to contact the Supervisor of
Elections, in Inverness, Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond
will result In a determination of ineligibility by the Super-
visor and your name will be removed from the state-
wide voter registration system. If further assistance Is
needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the
below listed address or call 352-341-6747.
Susan Gill
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
120 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, Florida, 34450

Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle
May 10, 2009.

340-0510 SUCRN
Order to Demolish - Patricia A. Bunge

CASE NUMBER: 0902-77932
Description of property: AK: 2847557 and legally de-
scribed as BEVERLY HILLS UNIT 4 PB 5 PG 130 LOT 26 BLK
Patricia A. Bunge
46 S. Harrison St.
Beverly Hills, FL
On Mar6h 17, 2009, an order was Issued by the Citrus
County Certified Building Official to demolish the dete-.
riorated and dilapidated structures on the property lo-
cated -at: 46 S. Harrison St., Beverly Hills, Florida. If the
property owners) fall to comply with this order, the
Code Enforcement Section will Issue a work order to
abate the nuisance condition. ,
Any persons) having a legal Interest In this property
may contact the Code Enforcement Office or within
30 days of this publication. Board of County Commis-
sioners, Dept. of Development Services, Code Enforce-
ment Section, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL
352-527-5350. If you are hearing or speech impaired,
use the TDD telephone (352) 341-6580.

Published orne (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10,2009.,

338-0510 SUCRN
5/14 meeting Citrus County Aviation Advisory

AVIATION ADVISORY BOARD will meet at 3:00 p.m. on
May 14, 2009 In Room 166 of the Lecanto Government
Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.
Any person desiring further Information regarding this
meeting may contact the Engineering Division, 3600 W,
Sovereign Path, Suite 241, Lecanto, FL 34461, or call
(352) 527-5446.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Any person who decides to ap-
peal any decision of the Governing body with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need a
record of the proceedings and for such purpose may
need to provide that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding Is made, which record Includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
(Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes).
Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at
this meeting because of a disability or physical impair-
ment should contact the Engineering Division, 3600 W.
, ., 'ir, :.i 241, Lecanto, FL 34461, or call
4- ,..'_ ,. or Ian r, .: "io ,;: : .l.:,- ir,- i-re rrin
li ,., ..- r-,allr, r .:.r .*-r cr. ITi . 3 h1.3 . .- ir.n TD D 1.
epro6ne (3,2,'5 -il
PhuC.l r.- a .:r,- . I. IT,_ In the ':ii. j. .:.:u,'.r, .'r.r.:..l.:i

344-0510 SUCRN
ITB No. 042-09
Sewer Line Rehabilitation Services

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County,
ric.i.i -. ii I i: ir, i --.ir. c.,ortles to submit a Bid to pro-
.3 . ,:- iirn rr.or.,3iiniro:r, services on an as needed
basis for the Department of Water Resources / Division
of Utilities.
SEALED Bids are to be submitted on or before June 4,
2009 @ 2:00 PM to Wendy Crawford, Office of Manage-
ment & Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266,
Lecanto, FL 34461.
A Public Opening of the Bids Is scheduled for June 4,
2009 @ 2:15 PM at 3600 West S6vereign Path; Room
226, Lecanto, Florida 34461.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations at the
Puc.i: '.,penlng because of a disability or physical Im-.
F ,3i.,-.-,i should contact the Office of Management &
Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days.before the
meetings. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use
the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312.
To, obtain a copy of the Bid Document for this an-
nouncement, please visit the Citrus County Website at
www.bocc.citrus.fl.us and select "BIDS" on the left hand
side of the Home Page. Or, call the Office of Manage-
ment & Budget/Purchasing at (352) 527-5203.
John Thrumston, Chairman
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle
'May 10, 2009.

339-0510 SUCRN
Order to Demolish - Qwlk Pack & Ship

CASE NUMBER: 0902-77724
Description of property: AK: 2269243 and legally de-
PG 1149

Qwik Pack & Ship of Homosassa LLC
5664 S. Ocelot Pt.
Homosassa, FL
On March 4, 2009, an order was Issued by the Citrus
County Certified Building Official to demolish the dete-
riorated and dilapidated structures on the property lo-
cated at: 5664 S. Ocelot Pt., Homosassa, Florida. If the
property owners) fall to comply with this order, the
Code Enforcement Section will issue a work order to
abate the nuisance condition.
Any persons) having a legal interest In this property
may contact the Code Enforcement Office or within
30 days of this publication. Board of County Commis-
sioners, Dept. of Development Services, Code Enforce-
ment Section, 3600 W. Sovereign Path. Lecanto, FL.
352-527-5350. If you are hearing or speech Impaired,
use the TDD telephone (352) 341-6580.
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10, 2009.

348-0517 SUCRN
2009-CP-311 Aaron Snowden Notice to Cred.
File No. 2009-CP-311
Division Probate
The administration of the estate of AARON
SNOWDEN, a/k/a AARON SNOWDEN. JR., deceased,
whose date of death was Feb. 9. 2009, and whose so-
cial security number Is 369-32-1741, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness,
Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below,

SUNDAY, M.AY 10, 2009 D7

All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
Ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
The date of first publication of this Notice Is 5/10/2009.
Personal Representative:
79 West Eridanl Court
Citrus Springs, FL 34434
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ GLEN C. ABBOTT, Esquire Florida Bar No. 235911
Attorney at Law Telephone: (352) 795-5699
P.O. Box 2019, Crystal River, Florida 34423-2019
Published two (2) times In the Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10 and 17. 2009.

346-0510 SUCRN

ACT OF 2009 (ARRA)

Citrus County has been chosen to receive $49,837.00
to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
in the county. These funds have been made available
throughthe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 (ARRA).
The selection was made by a National Board that is
chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's
Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists
of representatives from American Red Cross. Catholic
Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of
Christ In the U.S.A., The Salvation Army, United Jewish,
Communities and United Way of America. The Local
Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by
Congress to help expand the capacity of food and
.shelter programs In high-need areas around the
A Local Board made up of American Red Cross, Cath-
ollc Charities, Jewish Federation, Veteran's Administra-
tion, North Suncoast Ministerial Association, The Salva-
tion Army, Citrus County Government. Key Training
Center and United Way of Citrus County will determine
how the funds awarded to Citrus County are to be dis-
tributed among the emergency food and shelter pro-
grams run by local service agencies In the area. The
Local Board Is responsible for recommending agencies
to receive these funds made available, through the
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board,
local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be pri-
vate voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be
eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an account-
ing system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have dem-
onstrated'the capability to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs, and 6) If they are a private
voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Citrus County has distributed Emergency Food and
Shelter funds previously with Citrus United Basket (CUB),
Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), Daystar Ufe
Center, The Salvation Army, Annie W. Johnson Senior
Service Center, Citrus County Family Resource Center,
Pregnancy & Family Life Center, and United Way of
Citrus County participating. These agencies were re-
sponsible for providing 3,313 meals and 1,584 nights of
Public or private voluntary agencies Interested In ap-
plying for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program
funds must contact Barbara Martlnuzzi at the United
Way of Citrus -County at 5399 West Gulf To Lake High-
way. Lecanto, FL 34461-8531, by email at
barbara.martlnuzzi@local.unitedwav.org. or by calling.
527-8894 for an application. The deadline for applica-
tions to be received Is May 18, 2009 at noon.
Published one '(1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10, 2009.

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Bid 09-B-09 NE 6th Ave. culvert replacement

City of Crystal River
Bid No. 09-B-09

The'City of Crystal River will receive sealed bids for NE
Invited to submit a bid on the. above, referenced proj-
ect. ' .
OWNER: City of Crystal River
123 NW Highway 19
Crystal River, FL 34428

Bids will be received until 9:00 AM, on MAY 27, 2009.
BIDS will be opened and read aloud on MAY 27, 2009
at 9:05 AM In the Council Chambers at Crystal River
City Hall.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Perform all work dnd furnish all
necessary labor, equipment, material and transporta-
tion for the construction of the NE 6TH AVENUE CULVERT
The work Includes, but It not limited to, clearing and
grubbing, de-watering, excavation, fill, construction of
pipe culvert, roadway paving, installation of sod, ero-
sion control and maintenance of traffic. All work is to
be performed per the current edition of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation Standard Specifications for
Road and Bridge Construction, supplements, thereto,
when not specifically stated In the Special Provisions, or
shown on the plans.
ALL BIDDERS must possess a valid state, local or federal
license (if a license is required) to perform the work for
which the BID Is submitted and must be qualified for
the type of work for which the BID is submitted. BID-
DERS who do not possess the requisite minimum qualifi-
catlohs for this project shall be disqualified. BIDS must
be enclosed In an opaque envelope and marked:

Once opened, all contract documents may be exam-
Ined at City Hall.
Any BIDDER that withdraws his/her/its BID prior to the
'time scheduled for the opening of BIDS, shall be dis-
qualified from re-submitting a BID for this particular INVI-

The City of Crystal River ("OWNER") reserves the right to
reject any and all BIDS for any reason whatsoever.

Hard copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be
obtained at:
City of Crystal River
123 NW Hwy. 19
Crystal River, FL 34428
Public Works Department
352-795-6149 x 314
Published one (1) time in the Citrus County Chronicle,
May 10,2009.

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5/20 Special Master Hearing

The public Is hereby notified that the Citrus County
Code Enforcement will conduct its monthly Special
Master Hearing on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 9:00
A.M. In the Lecanto Government Building.
Multi-purpose Room 166, 3600 West Sovereign Path,
Lecanto, Florida 34461, at which time and place any
and all persons Interested are Invited to attend. The
following cases) will be heard by the Code Enforce-
ment Special Master; however cases may abate prior
to hearing date. If you have questions, contact Code
Enforcement at (352) 527-5350.
Baker, William
3454 S. Kings Ave. Homosassa, FL
It shall be a violation to keep, dump, store, place or de-
posit abandoned, unlicensed, Inoperable, junked, disa-
bled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles
on any property, street or highway, Citrus County Code
of Ordinances, Section 20-41.
Bass, Sandra
10333 E. Gobbler Dr. Floral City, FL
Placement of 2 Park Model Homes/Trailers with deck
and 2 porches added to residence without valid De-
velopment Orders LDC 2020
Bolinger, Tina M.
4197 W. Station Ct. Dunnellon, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property. Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a), To Wit: Old air condition
unit, tires, old propane tanks, television, buckets, well
tanks, topper, broken toys, household garbage and
miscellaneous junk & debris.
Brannen Bank
9435 N. Milam Way Citrus Springs, FL
Enclosed two (2) room additions without a valid Devel-

opment Order in violation of LDC 2020
Carter, Wayne & Marge
8795 S. Florida Ave. Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Cline, Mildred E.
6069 W. Billows Ln. Homosassa, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property. Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a). To Wit: Household fur-
nishings, junk & debris
Conduct, Vernon L. & Karen L
7817 S. Carmen Terr. Floral City. FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Cyr, Daniel & Patricia
7364 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd. Homosassa, FL
Construction of a chickee w/out a valid Development
Order. LDC 2020
Digulseppl, Stanley & Dana
3314 N. Carl G. Rose Hwy. Hernando. FL
Violation of LDC 2020 Failure to obtain Development
Order for building storage area on existing concrete
slab & approval for grading of site.
Donohoe, James S. & Loretta .
11743 W. Brightwater Ct. Homosassa, FL
Re-roof without a required Development Order LDC
2020 & Screen enclosure without'a required Develop-
ment Order LDC 2020
Eskridge, Stanley A; & Natasha
3054 E. Scofleld St. Inverness, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property, Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a). To Wit: Dishwasher &
blue plastld tarp
Girard, John & Denise
8133 E. Gobbler Ct. Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Gray, Robert M. & Barbara A.
11701 E. Cardinal PI. Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Hartman, Michael A. & Kathryn H.
8755 E. Marvin St. Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Heath Est., JimmIe L & Nancy M. Florence L. Klemencic
9823 S. Parkslde Ave. Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Lajole Est., Alfred F. ATTN: John Lajole
8232 E. Tower Trail Floral City, FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Langley, Alida Vickers
8080 E. Pine Hollow Ct. Floral City; FL
Failure to connect to an on-site potable water system
within 365 days of notification of availability, pursuant
to Section 42-39(b), Citrus County Code of Ordinances
Moore, William G.
12108 W. Gulf Breeze Ct. Crystal River, FL
Installation of a boat dock without a required Devel-
opment Order in violation of LDC 2020
Moore, Ellen B.
12096 W. Gulf Breeze Ct. Crystal River. FL
Installation of a dock without a required Development
Order In violation of LDC 2020
Moore, Ellen B.
12096 W. Gulf Breeze Ct. Crystal River, FL
Installation of a rip rap wall without a required
Development Order In violation of LDC 2020
Nadal, Victor & Susan Lynn
2336 N. Donovan Ave. Crystal River, FL
Storage building, utility building, mobile homes shall not
tie used as storage buildings, utility buildings or other
such uses, violating LDC 4422 Paragraph E & Mobile
homes within mobile home prohibited land use districts
violating LDC 3131 Paragraph 2
Owens, Marina
2763 N. Vasser Terr. Hernando, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property, Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a). To Wit: Household gar-
bage,'appliances, carparts and household items. ,
Pechan, Edward .. '
3850 E. Gulf'to L . Le -i.., to '. Ir...rr,-;5 FL -.
Opening a bu s .iie. .. oiir.:ju 3 .,E1.3 C ..-r.:.p nr.t Or-
der LDC 2020, To Wit: Bear's Den.
Petska, Mark R. & Nicole M.
9500 N. Ralnelle Dr. Crystal River, FL
It shall be a violation to keep, dump, store, place or de-
posit abandoned, unlicensed, Inoperable, junked, disa-
bled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused
vehicles/vessels on any property, street or highway, Cit-
rus County Code of Ordinances, Section 20-41. To Wit:
Boat, RV trailler, pickup truck, van, Chevy Camaro &
Petska, Mark R. & NIcole M.
9500 N. Ralnelle Dr. Crystal River, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation ,of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property. Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a). To Wit: Household gar-
bage, pipe, tanks, tin, wood, air condition unit, tarps &
misc. junk & debris.
Piscoplo Properties
695 S. Easy St. Lecanto, FL
Pursuant to Chapters 2, Section 2321 C.2 LDC "Building
Permits" Failure of required compliance Inspection &
Chapter 4. Section 4221.E LDC 'General Standards'
Cross access easement required
Pla, Joe & Angela
8584 N. Spartan Dr. Citrus Springs, FL
It shall be a violation to keep, dump, store, place or de-
posit abandoned, unlicensed, Inoperable, junked, disa-
bled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles
on any property, street or highway, Citrus County Code
of Ordinances, Section 20-41.
Riker, Robert Lee
4135 N. Mandrake Pt. Crystal River, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property, Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-3T(a). To Wit: Furniture, appli-
ances, tires, truck parts, misc. junk & debris
Sky, Mary A.
5475 S. Fusco Ln. Dunnellon, FL
It shall be a violation to keep, dump, store, place or de-
posit abandoned, unlicensed, Inoperable, Junked, disa-
bled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused
vehicles/vessels on any property, street or hIghway. Cit-
rus County Code of Ordinances, Section 20-41. To Wit:
Blue Dodge truck, beige Toyota car, silver/black Toyota
car, 1 blue boat, red/black Chevy truck.
Stretch. Bernard A.
6297 S. Natascha Pt. Homosassa, FL
Installation of a shed without a valid Development Or-
der LDC 2020 and Installation of a porch enclosure
without a valid Development Order LDC 2020
Stretch, Bernard A.
6267 S. Natascha Pt. Homosassa; FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property, junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property., Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(b). To Wit: Abandoned
construction materials/failure to furnish on-site litter re-
ceptacles. etc. Wood, bricks, plastic materials, chain
link fencing.
Vijay Real Estate Umited Partnership
755 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL
Construction of an accessory structure (shed) without a
valid Development Order LDC 2020
Wilson, Laurie
6181 N. Tsala Apopka Dr. Hernando, FL
It shall be a violation to permit, cause or have an accu-
mulation of abandoned property junk & debris (as de-
fined) on the above property. Citrus County Code of
Ordinances, Section 20-31(a). To Wit: Tires, tarps, buck-
ets, cages, cardboard, broken ATV & household junk.

Wolfsori, Michael J. & Karen Sue
7770 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, FL
It shall be a violation to keep, dump. store, place or de-
posit abandoned, unlicensed, Inoperable, junked, disa-
bled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles
on any property, street or highway, Citrus County Code
of Ordinances, Section 20-41.
NOTE: If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Code Enforcement Special .Master with
respect to any matter considered at this public hear-
ing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made which record shall Include
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is
to be based.

Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at
this meeting because of a disability or physical Impair-
ment should contact the County Administrator's Office,
Citrus County Court House. 110-North Apopka Avenue.
Inverness, Florida 34450, phone: (352) 341-6560, 15
least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing
or speech Impaired, use the TDD telephone (352)

Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle.
May 10.2009.


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