Citrus County chronicle
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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 12-14-2011
Copyright Date: 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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Associated PressWASHINGTON Texting, emailing or using a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies. Inspired by recent deadly crashes including one in which a teenager sent or received 11 text messages in 11 minutes before an accident the recommendation would apply even to hands-free devices, a much stricter rule than any current state law. The unanimous recommendation by the five-member National Transportation Safety Board would make an exception for devices deemed to aid driver safety such as GPS navigation systems. Board chairman Deborah Hersman acknowledged the recommendation would be unpopular with many people and that complying would involve what has become ingrained behavior for many Americans. While the NTSB doesnt have the power to impose restrictions, its recommendations carry significant weight with federal regulators and congressional and state lawmakers. Another recommendation issued Tuesday urges states to aggressively enforce current bans on text messaging and the use of cellphones and other portable electronic devices while driving. Were not here to win a popularity contest, she said. No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life. Currently, 35 states ban texting while driving and some bar cellphone use or INSIDE NEWS BRIEF DECEMBER 14, 2011 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 129 50 CITRUS COUNTY The best: Luke Donald voted PGA player of the year /B1 ENTERTAINMENT: Sparkling Neil Diamond has been a hitmaker for more than four decades. / Page B6www.chronicleonline.com EDUCATION: Three RsCountry singer Tom Jackson stresses the importance of learning at school./ Page C1 INDEX Comics . . . . .C9 Community . . . .C7 Crossword . . . .C8 Editorial . . . .A10 Entertainment . . .B6 Horoscope . . . .B6 Lottery Numbers . .B4 Lottery Payouts . .B6 Movies . . . . . .C9 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C10 TV Listings . . . .C8 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A10 The belated call for action ... is akin to closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. STOCKS: Falling A late afternoon slide pulled stock indexes lower after the Federal Reserve held off on any new steps to boost the economy. /Page A9 WEDNESDAYHIGH 77 LOW 53 Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. PAGE A4 TODAY & Thursday morning Trial date set in cop killing CLEARWATER A trial date has been set for the teenager accused of gunning down a St. Petersburg police officer. A judge set the trial for 16-year-old Nicholas Lindsey Jr. for March 19. The trial was initially set for this week, but attorneys said they needed more time to prepare. The new date was scheduled on Monday. Police say Officer David S. Crawford stopped Lindsey while investigating a call of a suspicious person near the downtown area. They say Lindsey pulled out a handgun and fired at least four times at the officer. Investigators say Lindsey eventually confessed to the crime in a recorded interview that his attorneys are now trying to get thrown out as evidence. Council splits water issues A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER Opponents of proposed federal rules at Kings Bay came to preach to the choir Monday night at the Crystal River City Council. But it was the attorney for a grassroots opposition group who may have moved the dial toward breaking the stalemate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The city council also gave assurance despite attempts at a convergence the two issues will be kept separate: opposition to the proposed Kings Bay rules and plans to turn Three Sisters into an eco-tourism snare. Litigator Clark Stillwell told a rapt council and standing-room crowd of opponents and proponents of the rules in no uncertain terms dialogue may be the only way forward. Stillwell told the panel dont hold your breath if they were expecting U.S. Fish and Wildlife overtures for a resolution. Both the city council and county officials are on record to seek legal action against U.S. Fish and Wildlife should the proposed rules become law on the bay. The controversial proposal was unveiled in June and it calls for, among other things, the area around Buzzard Island, popularly known as the sports zone, to become a slow zone for boaters in a bid to protect the sea cows from propeller injuries and deaths. Officials say the slow speeds are necessary to protect manatees Its time to light the lights OLIVIA LONGO /Special to the Chronicle For nearly 30 years, Frank and Linda Sojka at 2791 E. Mary Lue St. in Inverness have turned their front yard into a Christmas f antasy land. They welcome visitors from 6:30 to 10 p.m. nightly. BELOW: Detail of one train-shaped display. Couple shares love of Christmastime N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff Writer INVERNESS elcome to the Sojka Wonderland of Lights. For nearly 30 years, Frank and Linda Sojka at 2791 E. Mary Lue St. in Inverness have turned their front yard into a Christmas fantasy land. Its a step back in time to an old-fashioned holiday celebration, with wooden cutouts of ice skaters and gingerbread men, of reindeer and penguins and Disney characters, of Santa and elves, a Nativity, stars and icicles and snowmen all wrapped in lights. We stopped counting after 200,000 lights, Linda Sojka said. The couple began this holiday labor of love when they lived in St. Petersburg 30 years ago. It was the first house my husband and I owned together, and I wanted to do something special for Christmas, Mrs. Sojka said. We started decorating the yard and every year it got bigger we had tour buses come to the house. When we moved here 15 years ago, we started doing it here. They begin in October and work at it every day for their Dec. 1 opening. Theyre open from 6:30 to 10 p.m. nightly until Jan. 8. Then it takes another Attorney: Dont hold your breath for solution from state Clark Stillwell attorney. See COUNCIL / Page A4 WHAT: Frank and Linda Sojkas Wonderland of Lights. WHEN: from 6:30 to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 8. WHERE: 2791 E. Mary Lue St., Inverness. From County Road 486 heading east, turn right at Croft Avenue and right on East Mary Lue Street. See LIGHTS / Page A5 Citrus graduation rate heads higher M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS Citrus County Schools graduation rate continues to climb, while its dropout rate remains steady, but much lower than six years ago. The districts graduation rate jumped from 82.9 percent in 2009-10 to 83.7 percent last year. The dropout rate of 1.2 percent remained unchanged. Patrick Simon, director of research and accountability for the school district, said the graduation rate includes many factors. The dropout rate, by comparison, reflects the number of students who literally leave high school and do not return. All three Citrus County high schools have dropout rates below 1 percent. Edging the districts dropout rate to 1.2 percent is the addition in the rate formulation of other schools, such as Withlacoochee Technical Institute and the Renaissance Center. Graduation rates at Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto high schools last year were at least 90 percent, Simon said. The graduation rate is compiled by following a freshman class through to senior year. Simon said the reason the graduation rate and dropout rate dont add up to 100 percent is because factors that determine graduation rate includes students who transfer to another district, finish school in more than four years or leave school only to receive a general equivalency diploma. Graduation rates have increased more than 14 percent since 2004-05. Simon, a former principal at Crystal River High School, said educators have targeted students who are potential dropout candidates. For example, principals See RATE / Page A2 US: No cells, no texting by drivers Associated Press National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Deborah Hersman gestures Tuesday during a news conference in Washington to discuss the NTSBs recommendation to ban all cellphone and portable electronic device use by drivers except for emergencies. See DRIVERS / Page A5


now meet personally with each student who plans to drop out. Counselors are available for students who have family economic issues and feel they must leave school to help the family make ends meet. And school educators meet regularly to discuss absentee patterns. The district also offers non-traditional settings, such as computer-assisted courses to allow students to make up classes theyve failed. Next year, however, a potential change in federal law would significantly decrease the graduation rate but not the number of students actually graduating. The district has several students who receive special diplomas, meaning they do not pass the FCAT and can take alternative classes, which they must still pass. These students are often in exceptional student education (ESE) attending CREST or other high schools. They graduate with a special diploma after passing the required classes. The proposed federal uniform rate would disallow districts to include special diplomas or students who transfer to adult education programs among the graduation rate. Instead, they will be classified statistically as dropouts, even though they complete school. Simon said the federal regulations are not formally approved yet, and he hopes the final rules do not exclude special diplomas for graduation. Its being discussed and debated, he said. There are too many advocates who say its not an accurate reflection. Its not transparent. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The freshman Florida A&M band member who was beaten so badly she could barely walk was picked on in part because she was deemed the Ace, or the leader of the pledges for a secret group of Georgia natives known as Red Dawg Order, authorities said. She was on a full scholarship and believed she had no choice but to be a part of the hazing rituals. Bria Shante Hunter was punched in the legs and hit with a spatula, notebook binders and rulers on consecutive days because she tried to get out of a group meeting, and she could not properly recite information about the club, her attorney and authorities said. She went to the hospital with a broken thigh, severe bruising and blood clots. Its part of the school. Its the best band in the country and you want to be embraced, said Hunters attorney, B.J. Bernstein. You really have no choice but to be a part of it, and thats why the school must step in. Three marching band members, all men, have been charged with hazing in Hunters beating, authorities said. Two of the men were also charged with battery. Documents released after the arrests detailed for the first time the secret rituals this fall among the famed Marching 100 band. Attorneys for two of the men said they plan to plead not guilty and one lawyer questioned whether the events happened the way police described them in a sworn statement. Police said Hunter, who played clarinet, was beaten about three weeks before drum major Robert Champion died during what was believed to be hazing on a band bus. A2 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL /S TATE Says Thank You to our faithful subscribers TO ENTER: Enter online @ chronicleonline.com click on Features, enter contest or fill out this form, mail or bring to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 Anytime before Noon on December 19. Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY ASK US ABOUT EZ PAY! 0009TWA A Beautiful Holiday Centerpiece from Citrus Publishing employees and their families are not eligible. 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Show highlights Christmas tree safety Special to the ChronicleThe Sheriffs 10-43 show airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. on channel 16 for cable customers. Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Ken Clamer is the guest on the show just in time for the holidays. Shot on location at the Fire Training Center in Lecanto, Clamer discusses how to prevent holiday fires. Highlights of the show include demonstrations with fire personnel of how quickly a Christmas tree can turn into an inferno, as well as what happens when a turkey deep fryer is used inappropriately. Practicing safety is the key here, so dont miss this episode. The Sheriffs 10-43 show can be seen on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 11 a.m. Prior shows can be seen on the sheriffs office website at www.sheriffcitrus.org. Attorney: FAMU student hazed could barely walk RATEContinued from Page A1 The district offers non-traditional settings ... to allow students to make up classes theyve failed.


Around THE STATE Citrus County Christmas party to benefit needy The New Church Without Walls, along with numerous agencies that provide assistance to the homeless and needy, will host their annual homeless and needy Christmas party and give-a-way this Saturday. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the park by the lake in Hernando. The first 100 individuals attending will receive a turkey or ham, according to NCWW pastor Doug Alexander. Blankets, clothes, bicycles and propane will be some of the items given to those needing assistance. Call Linda or Tiarra at The New Church Without Walls at 352-344-2425.Water Authority wont meet next week The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority will not meet Dec. 21, to allow workers to move offices into the Lecanto Government Building. The next meeting is at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Room 166 of the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Call 352-572-5795 or 352-527-5796, or go online to www.wrwsa.org.Smallridge to run for commission A third Republican has joined the race for Citrus County Commission District 5. Michael Smallridge filed paperwork Tuesday to run for office in 2012. Incumbent Winn Webb is running instead for sheriff. Smallridge is chairman of the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees. He ran unsuccessfully for commission in 2006, losing in the Republican primary to eventual winner John Thrumston.Lakeland Man confesses to killings 30 years ago Tampa Police say a man confessed to two unsolved homicides in Lakeland nearly 30 years ago. Police said Anthony L. Jackson called 911 on Saturday and said he wanted to get something off his chest. He later confessed to killing a pregnant 16-year-old and a 62-year-old security guard. Police say both victims had been shot in the head. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Corrections Due to a photographers error, a photo caption on Page A1 of Sundays edition, Christmas cheers, contained incorrect information. It was Cub Scout Troop 457 cheering Merry Christmas in the Inverness parade. Due to an editors error, Crystal River City Councilman Ron Kitchen was misidentified under his photo on Page A1 of Tuesdays edition. The Chronicle regrets the errors. Readers can alert The Citrus County Chronicle to any errors in news articles by emailing dmann@chronicle online.com or by calling 352563-5660. A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterFive people were arrested Saturday during a musical event at Rock Crusher Canyon, on charges ranging from resisting a law enforcement officer to battery, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Charged were: Richard E. Burbank, 43, Dunnellon, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer; Joshua Arthur Haight, 18, Lecanto, battery; April Kohler Criswell, 33, Ocala, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer; Fred Allen Criswell, 34, Oc ala, resisting an officer, and Christopher Steven Blevins, 25, Ovi edo, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and disorderly conduct. The five were attending the Country Rocks the Canyon concert at 275 Rock Crusher Road when officials made the arrests. Christopher Steven Blevins was nabbed after an off-duty officer and other patrons directed an officer to the source of a strong odor of marijuana. Upon arrival, the officer reportedly noticed a man smoking a marijuana cigarette. The officer allegedly grabbed the mans wrist to wrest the blunt from him for evidence. That is when Blevins reportedly came aggressively toward the officer. The officer pushed Blevins back when he got too close, according to the report. Blevins then allegedly pushed the officer with both hands, causing him to fall back. The officer reportedly regained his balance and grabbed Blevins by the collar and gave him several verbal commands to stop resisting. Blevins allegedly tried several times to punch the officer before other deputies came to subdue Blevins. Bond set at $10,500. Fred Allen Criswell had a Taser pulled on him to keep him at bay during the arrest of his wife, who was reportedly resisting another officer. Criswell reportedly kept screaming at the officers to keep their hands off his wife and aggressively trying to enter the fray. Bond was $500. Amy Kohler Criswell reportedly struck an officer with her open hand on the left side of his face right after he broke up a melee involving Criswell. She reportedly was told she was being arrested and another officer came to help. That officer reportedly kept ordering Criswell to get on the ground but she refused and was instead physically pulling the officers hair and wrestling with her. Criswell was eventually subdued. Bond was $5,000. Joshua Arthur Haight was reportedly found standing over another man after punching him. Haight told investigators he had left the concert venue only to return later and being told re-entry was not allowed by the security guard. He reportedly started screaming at the guard, and another man intervened and separated the two. Haight reportedly punched him and knocked him to the ground and continued punching him after he was on the ground. Bond was $500. Richard E. Burbank reportedly shoved an officer while she was trying break up a fight involving about 20 people. After shoving the officer to the ground, Burbank reportedly got on top of the officer and tried to punch her. The officer Tasered Burbank, and he was subdued. Bond was $5,000. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or at asidibe@chronicleonline.com. Christopher Blevins Richard Burbank Joshua Haight April Criswell Fred Criswell Five arrested at concert N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterINVERNESS Larry Call remembers what its like to be a small child and go to bed hungry. Thats why when he and his wife, Mary, heard that some kids in Citrus County dont have enough to eat and that the weekly supplemental take-home food program Blessings in a Backpack is not yet in all of the countys elementary schools, they decided to do something themselves. They started with $1,000 and a goal of helping 65 students from two schools, Inverness Primary and Lecanto Primary. Every two weeks, they go shopping and then deliver the food they buy to the schools. Of the two schools, Lecanto Primary School is part of the Blessings in a Backpack program, and the food the Calls supply goes to that program. Theyre not trying to usurp the Blessings in a Backpack program, just trying to complement it and fill in the gaps. Since starting in October, theyve gotten regular food donations from friends and even some financial donations. Were not part of any organization, Mary Call said as she and her husband unloaded food from their car at Inverness Primary School. Were just private individuals. We heard that some of the teachers were buying food out of their own pockets, and we wanted to do something to help. Larry Call said he remembers eating molasses and bread and ketchup and bread when they could get bread. There were eight of us in the family, he said. My (late) wife, too. She was one of 12 kids and she knew what it was like to be hungry, and we were always helping people who needed it. Mary Call said she was never hungry, but as a day care owner in New York, she often had children come to her hungry or underdressed. Her husband said, As soon as we heard about the kids that are hungry, I said, No, thats wrong. Weve got to do something. As they brought boxes of food into the school office, the Calls were greeted by guidance counselor Diane Buie, who said the school is grateful to the couple. The kids love the program, she said. They know to bring their backpacks back and they know which number (on the backpack) is theirs and look forward to it each week. Local high school students fill the backpacks with foods such as fruit cups and applesauce, cereal, juice, granola bars, puddings, etc. Were fortunate to have these wonderful sponsors, Buie said. Its hard to get the sponsorship. Prior to this we had staff members do the buy one, get one free and wed put the food box out (for donations). Call said it costs $80 to supply food for one child for 35 weeks through Blessings in a Backpack, and he wants to urge others to help feed hungry kids here in Citrus County. The bottom line, Call said, is that he doesnt want any child to be hungry. My ultimate goal is to see that all the schools in Citrus County are covered and every child who needs food is taken care of, he said. For further information about the work Larry and Mary Call are doing, call 352-341-0866. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy @chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Weve got to do something DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Larry and Mary Call unload several hundred dollars worth of non-perishable food at Inverness Primary School. The couple also dropped off food at Lecanto Primary School. The couple is hoping others will take up the challenge to donate food to the schools that can be sent home with children who go hungry. Couple helps fight hunger S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterINVERNESS As a paralegal specialist for Childrens Legal Services, Michele Ingoglia has seen all kinds of circumstances involving children. From abuse to neglect to abandonment, the cases her agency handles run the gamut. But with the spirit of the holidays in the air, Ingoglia said Childrens Legal Services wanted to do something nice for the kids to enjoy. And thanks to the collective effort of several agencies, that wish has come true. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Childrens Legal Services, the Child Protective Investigations Unit together with The Centers Inc., will be hosting a holiday festival at their Inverness offices, located at Premiere Oaks, 2315 U.S. 41 N. The party, which will be from 1 to 4 p.m., will be held for all children under state care. The event is free, and the childrens families and caregivers are invited to share in the fun. Its the first year were doing a holiday party, Ingoglia stated. We hope its the start of an annual event. At the festival, children will have the chance to participate in a variety of different activities and entertainment. Santa will be on hand to visit and snap pictures with the children. In addition, DCF and The Centers staff have organized an activity center where children will visit different stations and make holiday crafts and treats. There will also be small gifts, refreshments, live music and a holiday movie. For parents unable to bring their children to the event, they can contact their caseworker to arrange for transportation. In the past, Ingoglia said they have tried to bring a little something extra to the children and families they serve by providing special treats for different holidays, whether baskets for Easter or meals for Thanksgiving. We try to do things as best as we can, she said. The economy is tough. Staff members had purchased most of the items for the party; however, in order to extend an invitation to all 300 children in their care, much help was still needed. Calls to local businesses for food, gift certificates, paper goods and toys were answered with great enthusiasm, Ingoglia said. Weve been more than pleasantly surprised, she added. Nevertheless, with only a small amount of larger items to be raffled off to the children, Ingoglia said they are hoping to reach out to the community for more donations to make sure every child attending the party can leave with a stocking stuffed with holiday goodies. For more about how to donate or help, call 352-860-5183 or 352-344-2933. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352564-2924 or swiles@chronicle online.com. State agencies come together for childrens holiday bash C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterTwo variance and one conditional use request will be considered Thursday at a meeting of the Citrus County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB). One request for a variance from the countys land development code will be to build a swimming pool at a residence at 3200 S. Blackmountain Drive, Inverness. At issue is the propertys impervious surface ratio the portion of land covered by buildings, pavement or other cover through which water cannot penetrate. The second request for variance is for a detached accessory structure to be used as a garage on a residentially committed lot that exceeds the allowable height. The site is at 10662 W. Halls River Road, Homosassa. The garage would measure 21 feet from the natural grade to the peak of the roof. The applicant wishes to raise the structure 2 feet to protect vehicles from potential flooding. For the conditional use request, the owner of property at 1617 Old Floral City Road, Inverness, would like his wife to be able to use half of an existing 12-foot by 30-foot shed for her accounting business. The project would not require additional utilities and would not draw extra traffic, according to the applicant. It will not change the outside appearance. The PDRB will convene at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room 166, Lecanto Government Building, 3600 Sovereign Path, Lecanto.Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. Planning board to mull requests


Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDUI arrests Erica D. Nance 31, 5306 E. Walter Lane, Inverness, at 1:49 p.m. Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence and DUI with damage to property or person. According to the report, Nance ran into the rear of a sheriffs office volunteers vehicle at an intersection. Investigators noticed Nance could not maintain her balance. She eventually failed a field sobriety test. Bond $1,000. Elwood Seldon Brown 72, 1890 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, at 8:11 p.m. Sunday on a charge of driving under the influence. According to the report, investigators responded to the scene of a car crash and noticed odor of alcohol coming from Brown. He later failed a field sobriety test. Bond $500. Other arrests Dusty Meredith 32, 8160 Tracy Court, Homosassa, at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on a charge of burglary and petit theft. Bond $3,250. Richard Leroy Brogen 45, 35 S. Lucille St., Beverly Hills, at 12:17 p.m. Sunday on a charge of possession of firearm by a felon. Bond $10,000. Cameron Matthew Bennett 23, 3444 E. Lee Drive, Inverness, at 3:41 p.m. Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), petit theft and paraphernalia. Bond $5,750. from fast boats. The current speed limit in the sport zone is 35 mph. The rule changes also could affect scuba diving in Three Sisters Springs and create no-entry areas in smaller springs if weather is cold enough. Stillwell said the prospect of litigation is specialized and expensive. So why wait? Engage them now. He said he will arrange to have a manatee expert from Jacksonville University help guide their side into any future talks with U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials in Atlanta where the regional office is situated. I think it (the meeting) should be done before the final decision is made, Stillwell added. Andy Houston, the city manager, said he will try to engage the folks in Atlanta and if they are agreeable, city officials will be more than willing to negotiate with them. I dont believe they want litigation any more than we do, Houston told the panel. County commissioners Joe Meek and Rebecca Bays expressed their solidarity with city officials in trying to find a solution to the impasse. Meek said he would share the overture idea with his colleagues who were not present and they would also be prepared to join any delegation to broker a deal. City Council Member Paula Wheeler interjected to make sure she brought clarity to the dual opposition U.S. Fish and Wildlife is facing in the bay. Wheeler noted that the issues at Three Sisters Springs and the Kings Bay rules are two separate issues and should be handled as such. It is like World War II. We are fighting them on two fronts, Mayor Jim Farley added. But rest assured, we are going to keep them separate. he said. Also on Monday, the council considered: First reading of a golf cart ordinance. Houston wanted to clearly note any eventual law will only apply to certain designated roads in the city. Carts will be allowed to be operated between sunrise and sunset and only by persons that hold a valid drivers license. If operated at night, golf carts must be equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals and windshields. Carts must be equipped with proper tires, mirrors, etc. Operators must purchase and maintain liability insurance. The sheriffs office will enforce golf cart rules per Florida statutes as a noncriminal infraction. The council did a first reading of a new land-use ordinance. It will require property owners seeking mixed use designation to apply for a land use and zoning change. The panel also set 6 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, as the next date of the Three Sisters workshop. City Council Member Ron Kitchen hopes he will provide answers to controversial portions of a conceptual plan developed to landscape the preserve. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or at asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 76 50 trace HI LO PR 75 60 0.00 HI LO PR 75 59 0.00 HI LO PR 74 59 trace HI LO PR 76 58 0.00 HI LO PR 71 62 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy. Partly cloudy.High: 77 Low: 53 High: 77 Low: 54 High: 76 Low: 55 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 73/59 Record 88/15 Normal 72/51 Mean temp. 66 Departure from mean +4 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.01 in. Total for the year 55.37 in. Normal for the year 51.11 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 4 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 30.25 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 61 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 66% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were moderate and trees were light. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Tuesday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:34 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:16 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................9:39 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ..........................10:12 A.M. DEC. 17DEC. 24JAN. 1JAN. 9 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County/Inverness/Crystal River: Lawn watering is limited to twice per week. Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Report violations: Citrus County (352) 527-5543; Crystal River and Inverness: (352) 7264488. Landscape Watering Schedule and Times: Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi Todays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 75 59 s Ft. Lauderdale 79 69 s Fort Myers 79 59 s Gainesville 75 51 s Homestead 80 67 s Jacksonville 72 52 s Key West 77 70 pc Lakeland 78 56 s Melbourne 77 65 s City H L Fcast Miami 80 67 s Ocala 76 52 s Orlando 78 58 s Pensacola 70 57 s Sarasota 79 57 s Tallahassee 72 50 s Tampa 78 59 s Vero Beach 77 65 s W. Palm Bch. 79 67 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNortheast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Mostly sunny today. Gulf water temperature65 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.83 27.83 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.97 37.97 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 37.08 37.07 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.96 38.96 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 44 19 s 42 35 Albuquerque 46 34 .11 pc 43 25 Asheville 63 39 pc 60 39 Atlanta 68 43 pc 66 47 Atlantic City 47 27 pc 50 39 Austin 70 57 ts 73 58 Baltimore 51 23 pc 52 38 Billings 32 19 pc 39 21 Birmingham 68 41 pc 70 55 Boise 36 17 pc 39 27 Boston 47 29 .01 s 42 36 Buffalo 44 25 sh 46 40 Burlington, VT 36 21 pc 39 34 Charleston, SC 67 41 pc 67 45 Charleston, WV 54 34 c 61 49 Charlotte 66 33 pc 61 43 Chicago 45 38 r 51 46 Cincinnati 46 28 c 59 53 Cleveland 46 24 r 52 46 Columbia, SC 69 35 pc 64 44 Columbus, OH 44 27 sh 54 50 Concord, N.H. 47 15 s 40 27 Dallas 64 50 ts 68 48 Denver 32 17 c 45 21 Des Moines 47 38 .01 r 52 32 Detroit 43 24 .01 r 44 43 El Paso 60 41 s 55 33 Evansville, IN 49 33 .12 c 63 57 Harrisburg 48 22 pc 45 35 Hartford 47 20 s 42 33 Houston 65 55 pc 77 64 Indianapolis 45 34 sh 58 51 Jackson 58 49 pc 72 61 Las Vegas 51 39 pc 52 39 Little Rock 50 40 ts 64 57 Los Angeles 62 49 trace s 63 48 Louisville 52 37 c 63 54 Memphis 58 48 pc 69 60 Milwaukee 43 37 r 47 42 Minneapolis 38 35 sh 38 29 Mobile 60 50 s 71 57 Montgomery 70 42 s 70 50 Nashville 52 44 pc 67 54 New Orleans 68 53 s 73 62 New York City 47 32 s 47 39 Norfolk 53 44 pc 56 38 Oklahoma City 54 39 .08 ts 64 38 Omaha 42 33 .02 sh 49 31 Palm Springs 59 45 1.00 s 63 42 Philadelphia 48 28 pc 50 39 Phoenix 55 49 .39 pc 58 42 Pittsburgh 46 21 sh 46 43 Portland, ME 48 21 s 41 30 Portland, Ore 42 24 c 42 36 Providence, R.I. 48 25 s 43 34 Raleigh 63 31 pc 61 38 Rapid City 30 20 pc 39 18 Reno 45 17 pc 45 20 Rochester, NY 46 24 sh 44 40 Sacramento 57 28 s 59 33 St. Louis 47 42 .35 ts 64 48 St. Ste. Marie 37 33 rs 39 38 Salt Lake City 32 25 .02 c 38 24 San Antonio 72 60 .01 ts 77 60 San Diego 55 50 .41 s 60 45 San Francisco 56 39 s 55 45 Savannah 70 41 s 68 48 Seattle 41 26 c 42 36 Spokane 26 23 trace c 31 25 Syracuse 44 22 pc 45 37 Topeka 45 39 .18 ts 62 35 Washington 52 30 pc 52 40YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 86 Harlingen, Texas LOW -10 Stanley, Idaho WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/73/pc Amsterdam 44/40/r Athens 63/47/s Beijing 35/15/s Berlin 44/39/sh Bermuda 69/64/sh Cairo 70/54/c Calgary 26/13/pc Havana 79/57/pc Hong Kong 71/60/pc Jerusalem 61/45/c Lisbon 57/49/sh London 45/39/w Madrid 52/36/c Mexico City 76/46/pc Montreal 34/32/sf Moscow 37/33/sh Paris 45/38/sh Rio 85/72/ts Rome 63/51/sh Sydney 66/58/pc Tokyo 52/41/sh Toronto 43/39/sh Warsaw 42/33/c WORLD CITIES Tuesday Wednesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Tuesday Wednesda y City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Wednesday ThursdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 7:04 a/3:20 a 8:42 p/3:58 p 7:52 a/4:06 a 9:20 p/4:38 p Crystal River** 5:25 a/12:42 a 7:03 p/1:20 p 6:13 a/1:28 a 7:41 p/2:00 p Withlacoochee* 3:12 a/11:08 a 4:50 p/11:16 p 4:00 a/11:48 a 5:28 p/ Homosassa*** 6:14 a/2:19 a 7:52 p/2:57 p 7:02 a/3:05 a 8:30 p/3:37 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 12/14 WEDNESDAY 10:28 3:58 9:33 4:30 12/15 THURSDAY 11:02 4:47 10:37 5:19 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR NA NA NA Today's active pollen: Chenopods, Nettle, Palm Todays count: 5.4/12 Thursdays count: 5.9 Fridays count: 5.7 ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriffcitrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs. For the RECORD A4 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 A4 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: (352) 563-5655 Marion County: (888) 852-2340 13 wks.: $36.65* 6 mos.: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call (352) 563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. 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C14 Bid Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C14 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C14 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C14 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . C14 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 COUNCIL Continued from Page A1 Marines mistakenly sent ornaments to deceased R OBERTB URNS AP National Security WriterWASHINGTON The Marine Corps on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to about 1,150 deceased Marines and sailors. The gold ornaments, with an image of the Purple Heart in the center, were part of a package from the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment that included a letter to the deceased recipient from the regiments commanding officer as well as a flyer with information about an athletic reconditioning program. The packages were addressed to the deceased troops. The Corps said it learned of the error when family members called Monday evening. There are no words to express how very sorry we are for the hurt such a mistake has caused the families of our fallen warriors, said Col. John L. Mayer, the regiments commanding officer. There is no excuse for why this happened. A spokeswoman for the regiment, Capt. Jill L. Wolf, said in an interview that by Tuesday, 35 families who received the packages had called to point out the error. She said Mayer has begun calling them to apologize. Letters of apology will be sent to all families of the deceased who were included in the mailing. The tree ornaments were donated by an unspecified charitable organization and were supposed to go to living Marines who had received the Purple Heart since 9/11, as well as sailors who were wounded while attached to or serving in support of Marine Corps units. Nearly 8,000 were mailed, as intended, to living recipients. Wolf said this is the third year the ornaments have been mailed to Purple Heart recipients. There were no known mailing errors in 2009 or 2010, she said. The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, headquartered at Quantico, Va., provides nonmedical care to combat and noncombat wounded, ill and injured Marines, as well as sailors in support of Marine units. The goal is to help them return to military duty or to transition to civilian life. Robert Burns can be reached on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ robertburnsAP


emailing with hand-held devices. But enforcement is generally not a high priority, and no states ban the use of hands-free devices. The immediate impetus for the recommendation of state bans was a deadly highway pileup near Gray Summit, Mo., last year in which a 19-year-old pickup driver sent and received a flurry of texts just before the accident. NTSB investigators said they are seeing increasing texting, cell phone calls and other distracting behavior by drivers in accidents involving all kinds of transportation. It has become routine to immediately request the preservation of cellphone and texting records when an investigation is begun. In the past few years, the board has investigated a train collision that killed 25 people in Chatsworth, Calif., in which the engineer was texting; a fatal accident on the Delaware River near Philadelphia in which a tugboat pilot was talking on his cellphone and using a laptop computer and a Northwest Airlines flight that sped more than 100 miles past its destination because both pilots were working on their laptops. Last year, a driver was dialing his cellphone when his truck crossed a highway median near Munford, Ind., and collided with a 15-passenger van. Eleven people were killed. The board said the initial collision in the Missouri accident was caused by the inattention of the pickup driver who was texting a friend about events of the previous night. The pickup, traveling at 55 mph, hit the back of a tractor truck that had slowed for highway construction. The pickup was rear-ended by a school bus that overrode the smaller vehicle. A second school bus rammed into the back of the first bus. The pickup driver and a 15-year-old student on one of the buses were killed. Thirtyeight other people were injured. About 50 students, mostly members of a high school band from St. James, Mo., were on the buses heading to the Six Flags St. Louis amusement park. Missouri had a law banning drivers under 21 years old from texting while driving at the time of the crash, but wasnt aggressively enforcing the ban, board member Robert Sumwalt said. Without the enforcement, the laws dont mean a whole lot, he said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported earlier this year that pilot projects in Syracuse, N.Y., and Hartford, Conn., produced significant reductions in distracted driving by combining stepped-up ticketing with high-profile public education campaigns. Before and after each enforcement wave, NHTSA researchers observed cellphone use by drivers and conducted surveys at drivers license offices in the two cities. They found that in Syracuse, hand-held cellphone use and texting declined by a third. In Hartford, there was a 57 percent drop in hand-held phone use, and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters. However, that was with blanket enforcement by police. The boards decision to include hands-free cell phone use in its recommendation is likely to prove especially controversial. No states currently ban hands-free use although many studies show that it is often as unsafe as hand-held phone use because drivers minds are on their conversations rather than whats happening on the road. Hersman pointed to an Alexandria, Va., accident the board investigated in which a bus driver talking on a hands-free phone ran into a bridge despite his being familiar with the route and the presence of warning signs that the arch was too low for his bus to clear. The roof of the bus was sheared off. The board has previously recommended bans on texting and cellphone use by commercial truck and bus drivers and beginning drivers, but it has stopped short of calling for a ban on the use of the devices by adults behind the wheel of passenger cars. The problem of texting while driving is getting worse despite a rush by states to ban the practice, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week. In November, Pennsylvania became the 35th state to forbid texting while driving. About two out of 10 American drivers overall and half of drivers between 21 and 24 say theyve thumbed messages or emailed from the drivers seat, according to a survey of more than 6,000 drivers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the survey found that many drivers dont think its dangerous when they do it only when others do. At any given moment last year on Americas streets and highways, nearly one in every 100 car drivers was texting, emailing, surfing the Web or otherwise using a handheld electronic device, the safety administration said. Those activities were up 50 percent over the previous year. Driver distraction wasnt the only significant safety problem uncovered by NTSBs investigation of the Missouri accident. Investigators said they believe the pickup driver was suffering from fatigue that may have eroded his judgment. He had an average of about five and a half hours of sleep a night in the days leading up to the accident and had had fewer than five hours of sleep the night before the accident, they said. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 A5 0 0 0 A 2 D E WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. *Must present written estimate from competitor for this price 527-0012 1-877-746-0017 000A0O1 FREE Valances Installation In Home Consulting www.72-hourblinds.com 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY Verticals Faux Wood Blinds Shutters Cellular Shades The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! 2011 2011 2011 2011 Letters to The Citrus County Chronicle and the Crystal River Mall want to help you get your letter to Santa. Cut out this letter, fill it with your dreams and wish list for Christmas and drop it by our Santas Mail Box at the Crystal River Mall. 0009ZT4 From: Childs Name: Age: We will also publish all of the letters on www.chronicleonline.com for all to read and enjoy. Drop your letter by the Crystal River Mall before December 20, 2011. Hwy 19, Crystal River In sponsorship with the 746-2929 000A2SG AIRPORT RIDES three months to take everything down. Theres something new every year, Mrs. Sojka said, and we change things around so people who come every year notice. Last year, they decorated the pump house as a candy store and discovered that people kept trying to go inside. This year they can and buy candy. Every little bit helps to cover the cost of electricity. Their bills average between $1,200 and $1,500 for the season. A few years ago, someone suggested they put out a donation box, so they did. They started selling ornaments. They also serve hot chocolate and cookies, but those are free. Sometimes people bring them cocoa mix and packages of cookies, which they appreciate. Two years ago, we put out a guest book for people to sign, Mrs. Sojka said. We had over 2,500 names last year, and it grows every year. Already this year weve had a few hundred, and a lot of them said they were new. Last year on Christmas Eve, 300 people were roaming their yard. When Santa comes my husband is Santa from Dec. 16 to 24 every kid gets a little toy, she said. With help from friends, Santa gave out about 500 little stuffed animals last year. Its all about the kids and making people happy, Mr. Sojka said. When we were building our house here, we had an additional 200-amp service box put in for the lights, Mrs. Sojka said. The electrical people said, Theres no reason why you need that. We said, Oh yes there is. They even designed the pavers for their circular driveway to accommodate their Christmas wonderland. Children can write Santa a letter and put it in the mailbox outside Santas workshop. They can watch Mr. Sojkas handmade Ferris wheel go round, even get their photo taken with Santa. Kyvia Photography will be taking photos from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 17 through Dec. 23. The cost is $12, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Sojkas electric bill. We love coming here, and Frank and Linda are so welcoming of everybody, said Olivia Longo, who, with fianc Jason Horn, owns Kyvia. They do this every year and work so hard. We want to help them out and maybe get others who come here every year to help them, too. Meanwhile, Mr. Sojka is already thinking about next year. Im working on something, he said, but its a surprise. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2927. LIGHTS Continued from Page A1 DRIVERS Continued from Page A1


Associated PressLOS ANGELES More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. Forty billboards in Los Angeles this month encourage people to fight puppy mills by boycotting pet stores and websites that sell puppies. More than 50,000 people have signed a pledge on the ASPCAs website vowing to uphold the boycott, and the ASPCA has an online database of targeted stores at nopetstorepuppies.com encouraging consumers to shop elsewhere. Consumers can also report a store to the ASPCA, and the organization will verify the source of its puppies, Menkin said. We are not just saying dont buy a puppy, but dont buy anything in a pet store that sells puppies, said Cori Menkin, senior director of the ASPCAs anti-puppy mills campaign. If pet stores are not able to turn a profit, they will stop selling puppies. The Humane Society of the United States, Best Friends Animal Society and many other groups are promoting similar initiatives. As malls and chains drop the commercial sale of puppies, one change for consumers is an increase in convenient locations for shelter adoptions. In October, Jacks Pets announced they would no longer sell puppies at their 27 stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. They are working with shelters to offer instore adoptions instead. Major chains like PetSmart Inc. and Petco Animal Supplies Inc. stopped selling dogs and cats several years ago, partnering with local shelters and rescues on weekend adoption events. Best Friends has helped several traditional pet stores convert to shelter sales. Macerich Co., a regional shopping mall company, recently announced a ban on traditional pet stores at its 70 malls. Instead, at the companys mall in Lakewood, Calif., shoppers will find a store called Adopt & Shop, which gets its animals from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority shelter. On Nov. 25, the store celebrated its 500th adoption, said Aimee Gilbreath, executive director of Found Animals, the organization that runs and subsidizes Adopt & Shop. Some pet store owners say theyre being unfairly maligned. Jens Larsen, who owns Perfect Pets in Littleton, Colo., is on the ASPCA list and says its not right. He has been in business for 18 years, sold 1,600 puppies last year and has an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. He gets 80 percent of his dogs from commercial breeders in Nebraska, 10 percent from breeders in Kansas and Oklahoma and 10 percent from two Colorado breeders, he said. Some animal activists are radical and fanatical and want to put me out of business, he said. I obey the law. So do my breeders and the kennels I deal with, Larsen said. Larsen says that when you are selling 100 puppies a month, there will occasionally be a case of kennel cough or a parasite, and every once in a while, something more serious. But he believes if his dogs were continually getting sick, word would spread and hed be out of business. About 2 million puppies are sold online and in U.S. pet stores every year, said Menkin. The ASPCA and other animal welfare groups have popularized a negative image of commercial dog breeders in recent years, claiming that poor breeding practices and substandard conditions leave some animals with chronic physical ailments, genetic defects or fear of humans. Whether its the impact of bad publicity or the recession cutting into purebred dog sales, the number of commercial dog breeders licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is declining, from 3,486 in 2009 to 2,904 in 2010 and 2,205 in 2011, according to USDA spokesman Dave Sacks said. Licenses in Missouri, with three times more breeders than any other state, dropped from 1,221 in 2009 to 745 this year, Sacks said. Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Ohio and Indiana have between 100 and 300 licensed breeders. Sixteen states have none. Sacks said the USDA protects animals by making unannounced inspections of breeding facilities and by regulating food, care and housing for the animals. Serina Brant believes her golden retriever, Ali, was a puppy mill dog. When Brant bought the 4-month-old pup 10 years ago from Perfect Pets for $400, Alis papers had numbers instead of names listed for parents. Her first trip to the vet cost $800 to treat giardia, fleas and eye infections, said Brant, of Littleton, Colo. Two years later, the dog started limping. X-rays showed hip dysplasia. Surgery, at $12,000 for both hips, was an option but came without guarantees, so Brant chose to medicate the dog instead. Then Ali got arthritis. For the past six years, Ali has to stop every 50 feet to rest. Because of the medication, we dont think shes in pain, said Brant. But over the years, the medicine has totaled $8,600. I am not going to put a dog down just because shes defective. We have the money to provide for her, so we will, she said. But next time she gets a dog, Brant says, shell adopt one from a shelter. Pamela Giddens, 59 LECANTOPamela June Giddens, age 59, Lecanto, died December 12, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Ron River Ron Kerschner, 60CITRUS SPRINGS Citrus Springs Ron River Ron Kerschner, age 60, passed away on December 7, 2011. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1208 and was previously employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad. Mr. Kerschner is survived by his son, Aaron Kerschner; one daughter, Tracy Graham, Citrus Springs; a granddaughter, Ashlee Graham of Citrus Springs; as well as three sisters: Kelly Hedrick, IL, Veronia Gibson, IL, and Patty Mattel, AZ; and his mother, Mary Doak, Arthur, IL. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., December 17, 2011, at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with Rev. Christopher Greaves officiating. Please feel free to wear Harley Davidson attire. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Hampton Kinsey FLORAL CITYHampton Kinsey passed Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in the loving care of his daughter in Locust Grove, Ga. Born and raised in Floral City, he was a graduate of Citrus High School. He married and moved to Daytona Beach, Fla. Surviving are two daughters, Shalimar Morris of Locust Grove, Ga. and Mariah Brundege of Alabaster, Ala.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Christine (Bill) Lyons of Spring Hill, Fla. And Jeanette Hays of Floral City, Fla.; two brothers, David (Mary) Kinsey of Floral City, Fla. And Charlie Kinsey of Floral City, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alma Kinsey of Floral City, Fla.; and a brother, Rayburn Kinsey of Floral City, Fla. A memorial for Hampton will be at a later date at the New Hope Cemetery in Istachatta, Fla. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. Clifton Baird, 92FLORAL CITYClifton Eugene Baird, 92, Floral City, died Dec. 12, 2011 in Inverness. Born in Jellico, Tennessee, on June 28, 1919, the youngest of 13 children to the late Joshua D. and Nancy (Perkins) Baird, Cliff and his family were longtime residents of Salem, IN. He founded Baird Home Corporation in 1947 which is still in operation today into the fourth generation. He and Violet moved to Citrus County in 1969 from Tampa. Cliff was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City for almost 40 years. One of his greatest joys was playing on the church softball team. He was an advocate of nature, spending time outdoors, and hunting. Cliff enjoyed sharing his faith and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Violet Zink Baird; three surviving children, Ernie (Carolyn) Baird, Salem, IN, Kenny (Nancy) Baird, Muskogee, OK, Jeanie (Dean) Humphrey, Fruitland Park, FL; 15 grandchildren, 45 greatgrandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Wichman. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Floral City with Rev. Eddie Quates officiating. Additional services and burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery of Salem, IN, under the direction of Weathers Funeral Home. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is in charge locally. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.A6 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 A 1 P K Mary Francis Smith Dec. 14, 2009 You were my right hand, left hand, my wife, my buddy and very dearest and best friend. Gods master plan is to reproduce Himself (Genesis 1:26). Right now, that reproduction is happening in the Church first. But Gods plan of salvation will soon be offered to all who have ever lived. Those in Gods Church right now, who have been called out of this present evil world are being trained to administer the government over all the Earth. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in Heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and H E S HALL R EGIN F OR E VER A ND E VER In Memory Dear Mary, You are close in my heart today and every day. I cherish and love you always. Thoughts of you refresh my soul and bring comfort to my heart. 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Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. Puppy mill puppies are typically sold to pet shops usually through a broker, or middleman and marketed as young as 8 weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified. How are animals treated at puppy mills? Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste cleanup, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs and it is not unusual for cages to be stacked up in columns. Breeder dogs at mills might spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements or crammed inside filthy structures. How often are dogs bred in puppy mills? In order to maximize profits, female dogs are bred at every opportunity with little to no recovery time between litters. When, after a few years, they are physically depleted to the point that they no longer can reproduce, breeding females are often killed. The parents of the puppy being sold are unlikely to make it out of the mill alive and neither will the many puppies born with overt physical problems that make them unsalable to stores. Associated Press Serina, background left, and her daughter Melissa Brant sit with Ali, foreground, Dec. 10. Ali is a 10-year-old golden retriever they bought from a pet store in a local mall near their home in Littleton, Colo. The Brants have spent over $8,000 on medicine alone to help care for Ali since they got her as a puppy. From the ASPCAs website www.aspca.org


New train line links Moscow and Paris PARIS A Russian-operated train has arrived in Paris after a 37-hour cross-continental journey, inaugurating a new line directly connecting Moscow, Berlin and the French capital for the first time in nearly two decades. The train, operated by a subsidiary of Russian railway company RZD, left Moscow early Monday, arriving in Berlin the following morning and in Paris on Tuesday evening. The train traveled 1,974 miles at speeds up to 124 mph. Its made up of eight sleeping carriages, a bar and dining car. Three trains a week are to run during winter, and five per week during summer.Explorers struggling to reach South PoleOSLO, Norway Roald Amundsens feat of reaching the South Pole on skis 100 years ago is proving a tough act to follow for some polar adventurers trying to get there in time to celebrate the centennial of the Norwegian pioneers expedition. Fierce, icy winds have delayed some of the teams heading for the South Pole for the anniversary celebration on Wednesday. Some explorers gave up and were picked up by airplane so to they could make it in time for the ceremony, according to their blogs and the Norwegian Polar Institute. From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in October, a modest decline from a three-year high hit in the previous month. Companies and governments posted 3.3 million jobs in October, down from 3.4 million in September, the Labor Department said. Octobers level was the second highest in the past three years. Despite the retreat, the ... report still indicates that the labor market is heading in the right direction, Henry Mo, an economist at Credit Suisse, said in a note to clients. Even so, there is heavy competition for each job. Nearly 14 million people were unemployed in October, which means there was an average of 4.25 people out of work for each available opening. Thats worse than Septembers ratio of 4.14. Job openings have rebounded from a decade low of 2.1 million in July 2009. But they are well below the 4.4 million advertised in December 2007. Nationwide, the job market improved in November. The unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent from 9 percent, and employers added a net gain of 120,000 jobs. Still, half the drop in the unemployment rate occurred because many of those out of work stopped looking for jobs. When that happens, they are no longer counted. More openings do not necessarily mean more jobs. Even though job openings rose 12 percent in the past year, hiring has increased only 4.5 percent, the Labor Department report shows. N ATION/W ORLD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 A7 000A38Q Award winning New Orleans Style S t e a k S e a f o o d C a j u n S t e a k S e a f o o d C a j u n Steak Seafood Cajun Old Florida Kitchen at Izaak Walton Lodge Available for Holiday Parties, Banquets & Special Occasions Elegant Waterfront Dining Gift Certificates Available 6301 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown 352-447-4899 www.izaakwaltonlodge.com Open Wednesday Sunday 11am-9pm Featuring Certified Angus Steaks Seafood with a Flare Wild Game One Great Team Two Great Restaurants Live Entertainment Nightly 5pm-close Open Christmas Day 11am 5pm featuring Santa Claus playing sax New Years Eve The smooth sounds of Ron Smith on piano and Santa Frank on saxophone 1 appetizer, 2 dinners, desert and champagne $80 a couple Seatings available 5-10pm Reservations always recommended U ntil C hr istm as bring a n e w u n w r a p p ed t o y for T oys for T ots and receive a free b evera ge inclu ding tea, soft drinks, w ell brands or draft beers. 1 drin k per to y Help us reach a child this Christmas www.neonleonszydecosteakhouse By special arrangement Christmas Eve 6-9pm Santa Claus playing sax We are raising the standard so you dont have to lower your expectations. Visit both locations soon. Live Music New Years Eve 5pm till close. No cover charge. Reservations always recommended. Live Cajun and Zydeco Music Wed. Sun., 5pm to Close Featuring New Orleans Very Own CAJUN DAVE 0009OMU In Under An Hour Your Door Our Glass Perrys Custom Glass & Doors $100 OFF (1) 22x64 or larger Standard leaded glass selections No Rot Door Units Door Slab Replacements Tub/Shower Door Glass Blinds Between The Glass 2780 N. Florida Ave. (Hernando Plaza) Hernando, FL (352) 726-6125 0 0 0 A 2 D 7 725-1214 WCRN PUBLIC NOTICE N O T I C E OF SPECIAL MEETINGS A regular meeting of the Citrus County Hospital Board will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12:00pm immediately followed by an executive session meeting at 12:30pm in the Citrus County Hospital Board offices located at 123 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. The Citrus County Hospital Board offices are located within the building of the Law Office of Grant & Dozier, LLC to discuss: Approval of Minutes. Citrus County Hospital Board Finance Committee Report. Foundation Governance Issues. Citrus County Hospital Board Committee Reports. Other. The Special Meeting of the Citrus County Hospital Board will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12:30pm in the Citrus County Hospital Board offices located at 123 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. The Citrus County Hospital Board offices are located within the building of the Law Office of Grant & Dozier, LLC to discuss: Attorney Client Executive Session Meeting regarding: -Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs Citrus County Hospital Board, case # 2010-CA-5399. -Citrus County Hospital Board vs Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc., case # 2010-CA-5702. -Citrus County Hospital Board vs Ryan Beaty., case # 2011-CA-809. -Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs Trustees Rao, Ressler and Smallridge, case # 2011-CA-1388. -Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs Citrus County Hospital Board and Trustees Rao, Ressler and Smallridge, case # 2011-CA-1476. -Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs Citrus County Hospital Board and State of Florida, case # 2011-CA-1653. N O T I C E OF EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING DURING SPECIAL MEETING The Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting to have an Executive Session Meeting under the authority of Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. The Executive Session will be closed to the public to allow the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees and their Chief Administrative Officer to meet with the boards Attorney(s) to discuss the settlement negotiations or strategy related to litigation expenditures in pending litigations: Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs. Citrus County Hospital Board 2010 CA 5399, Citrus County Hospital Board vs. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. 2010 CA 5702, Citrus County Hospital Board vs Ryan Beaty 2011 CA 809, Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs. Trustees Rao, Ressler, Smallridge 2011 CA 1388, Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, vs Citrus County Hospital Board and Trustees Rao, Ressler and Smallridge 2011 CA 1476, Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. vs. Citrus County Hospital Board and State of Florida 2011 CA 1653. Present at the Executive Session will be Upender Rao, MD, Debbie Ressler, Michael Smallridge, Edwin H. Lytton, Vickie LaMarche Chief Administrative Officer, William Grant General Counsel, Bruce Blackwell, Esquire, Clifford Shepard, Esq., Barry Richard, Esq., Arthur England. Esq., Taylor Ford, Esq., Glenn Burhans, Esq., Bridget Smitha, Esq. and Court Reporter. Please note that Vickie LaMarche is the COO of the Citrus County Hospital Board but is the highest ranking administrative officer of the Citrus County Hospital Board. The Executive Session will be held in the Conference Room at 123 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL. When the Executive Session commences the door will be closed for approximately two (2) hours in duration. At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the special meeting of the Board will be reconvened and the public is invited to rejoin. Copies of the Agenda are available by calling the Law Office of Grant & Dozier, LLC at 352-726-5111. Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by this Board, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, must ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities should contact the Citrus County Hospital Board Office, 123 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida, 34450 (352) 419-6566. December 14, 2011. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Nation/World BRIEFS Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. Federal authorities charged more than a dozen doctors Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, accusing them of receiving cash payments for referring patients to a northern New Jersey diagnostic facility for tests. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says 15 doctors and other health care providers have been charged with receiving bribes in exchange for referring mostly Medicaid and Medicare patients to the Orange Community MRI radiology and diagnostic facility in Orange. An attorney for the facility said he was unaware of the charges. It wasnt yet clear how much money had been paid in the kickback scheme, which began as early as 2010, Fishman said. Investigators estimate the payments ranged from $200 to more than $5,000 per month per defendant, and they tracked at least 32 separate payments made to or by the 15 defendants for a total of $51,500 in just a two-month period between early October and December 2011. Selling test referrals for cash is illegal, Fishman said. Patients have every right to expect their doctors will recommend medical service providers because they do the best job, not because they provide the best bribes. Fishman said the investigation was ongoing, and it wasnt clear if any of the referrals had been for unnecessary procedures. Prosecutors said an undercover cooperating witness posing as an OCM employee tallied the amount of bribes based on kickback reports. The reports were used to tally how many Medicaid, Medicare or privately insured patients doctors had referred to OCM for diagnostic tests such as MRIs, ultrasounds or CT scans, Fishman said. Fourteen health care practitioners with offices in Newark, Orange, East Orange, West Orange or Irvington were arrested Tuesday morning. Each is charged with one count of violating federal health care antikickback statutes. The charge carries a potential sentence of five years in prison and fines. OCMs executive director, Chirag Patel of Warren, was arrested Dec. 8 and released on $750,000 bail, according to the U.S. attorneys office. A message left Tuesday for his attorney was not immediately returned. N.J. doctors arrested in alleged kickback scheme Associated PressWASHINGTON Early sound recordings by telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell and others that had been packed way at the Smithsonian Institution for more than a century were played publicly for the first time Tuesday using new technology. The recordings revealed a portion of Hamlets Soliloquy, a trill of the tongue and someone reciting numbers starting with 1-2-3. The recordings date back to the 1880s. Bell had moved from Boston to Washington after inventing the telephone and joined a growing group of scientists who made the nations capital a hotbed for innovations. During this time, Bell sent the first wireless telephone message on a beam of light from the roof of a downtown building. He and other inventors also were scrambling to record sound on anything they could find. One early sound record looks like a soup can. The Library of Congress partnered with the California-based Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to offer a first listening session of these early recordings Tuesday. The Smithsonian said in a news release that Graham partnered with Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter at a lab in Washington in the early 1880s. Their group was known as Volta Laboratory Associates. On Nov. 17, 1884, they recorded the word barometer on a glass disc with a beam of light. This disc and about 200 other experimental records were never played again after being packed up and given to the Smithsonian. This year, scholars from the Library of Congress, the Berkeley Lab and the Smithsonians National Museum of American History gathered in a new preservation lab at the Library of Congress and recovered sound from those early recordings. Many recordings are fragile, and until recently it had not been possible to listen to them without damaging the discs or cylinders, the news release said. So far, six discs have been successfully submitted to the sound recovery process, which creates a high-resolution digital map of the disc or cylinder. The map is processed to remove scratches and skips, and software reproduces the audio content and produces a standard digital sound file. Public gets first chance to hear experimental Bell recordings Associated Press A glass recording by Alexander Graham Bell at Volta Laboratory in 1884 is shown Tuesday during a news conference at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Employers reduce job postings in October Sandusky backs out of hearing BELLEFONTE, Pa. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky stunned a packed courtroom and backed out of a preliminary hearing at the last minute Tuesday, avoiding a face-toface confrontation with ac cusers who his lawyer said were just trying to cash in by making up stories of child sex abuse. Sandusky pleaded not guilty. A prosecutor said about 11 witnesses, most of them alleged victims, were ready to testify at the hearing. An attorney for one called Sandusky a coward for not hearing his accusers testimony and derided the arguments they were out for money, saying many were too old to sue Sandusky under Pennsylvanias statute of limitations.Gingrich pledges to stay positive ATLANTA Newt Gingrich is pledging to stay relentlessly positive in his quest for the White House. Except when hes not. Trying to make over his image as the angry leader of the Republican revolution of the 1990s, the former House speaker has adopted a sunnier persona and is playing up his credentials as a grandfather, husband and historian. On Tuesday, he urged supporters to refrain from attacking his opponents and eschewed negative ads. But old habits die hard. When chief rival Mitt Romney cast Gingrich as a lifelong D.C. insider at a weekend debate in Iowa, Gingrich had this comeback: The only reason you didnt becomea career politician is because you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994.


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Associated PressWASHINGTON A financial-exchange executive said Tuesday that Jon Corzine might have known that MF Global customers money was transferred earlier than Corzine has admitted. CME Group Inc. Executive Chairman Terrence Duffy told a Senate panel that Corzine knew before Oct. 30 about a transfer of $175 million in the form of a loan to a European affiliate of MF Global. Corzine, a former senator, has testified that he didnt know any customer money was missing until Oct. 30, the day before MF Global became the eighth-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. About $1.2 billion of customer money was unaccounted for when the company collapsed. According to Duffy, a woman at MF Global told a CME auditor that Mr. Corzine was aware of the loan in the week before MF Globals bankruptcy filing. Duffy told the Senate Agriculture Committee that hes referred the matter to the Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, MF Globals main regulator. He said he received the information this week from CME Group attorneys who are investigating the matter. MF Global traded on exchanges managed by CME Group. Corzine rose from Goldman Sachs trading floor to become co-chairman of that firm, before serving as a senator and governor of New Jersey. After becoming CEO of MF Global in March 2010, he tried to transform the futures brokerage into a fullfledged investment bank. MF Global failed after a calamitous bet on European debt spooked its investors, trading partners and clients. Corzine resigned as CEO last month. If Corzine were found to have lied in his testimony before multiple congressional committees, he could be prosecuted. A Corzine representative had no immediate comment on the allegation. Earlier Tuesday, Corzine told senators he once served with that he never told anyone to misuse customer money that vanished when MF Global collapsed this fall. Brokers are required by law to keep customer money separate from company money. Senators demanded that Corzine and two other executives from the securities firm explain who authorized the transfer of money in the days before the firm became the eighth-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. 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Technly 14.69... Nuveen Cl A: LtMBA p 11.12... Nuveen Cl Y: RealEst n17.96-.17 Oak Assoc Fds: WhitOkSG 37.05-.52 Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r 27.43-.25 GlobalI 19.64-.27 Intl I r 16.37-.31 Oakmark 41.14-.53 Select 27.57-.40 Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp 6.99-.03 GlbSMdCap x 13.15-.69 LgCapStrat 8.58-.10 RealRet 9.41-.10 Oppenheimer A: AMTFMu 6.40... AMTFrNY 11.33... CAMuniA p 7.83... CapApA px 42.39-.58 CapIncA p 8.60-.02 ChmpIncA p 1.74... DvMktA p 28.93-.22 Disc p 53.76-1.12 EquityA 8.35-.09 GlobA p 52.91-.74 GlbOppA 26.06-.44 GblStrIncA 4.05... Gold p 38.41-1.81 IntBdA p 6.25-.03 LtdTmMu 14.59... MnStFdA 31.32-.21 PAMuniA p 10.72... SenFltRtA 8.03... USGv p 9.71+.01 Oppenheimer B: AMTFMu 6.37... AMTFrNY 11.34... CpIncB t 8.42-.02 ChmpIncB t 1.74... EquityB 7.72-.09 GblStrIncB 4.06-.01 Oppenheimer Roch: LtdNYA p 3.30... RoMu A p 15.81... RcNtMuA 6.77... Oppenheimer Y: DevMktY 28.59-.21 IntlBdY 6.25-.03 IntGrowY 25.18-.27 PIMCO Admin PIMS: ShtTmAd p 9.68+.01 TotRtAd 10.87+.01 PIMCO Instl PIMS: AlAsetAut r 10.45... AllAsset 11.87-.01 ComodRR 7.43+.05 DivInc 11.20+.01 EmgMkCur 9.88-.06 EmMkBd 11.22... FltInc r 8.27... ForBdUn r 10.98-.06 FrgnBd 10.60+.01 HiYld 8.92+.01 InvGrCp 10.29+.03 LowDu 10.33+.01 ModDur 10.55+.02 RealRet 11.41+.10 RealRtnI 11.85+.04 ShortT 9.68+.01 TotRt 10.87+.01 TR II 10.53+.03 TRIII 9.56+.02 PIMCO Funds A: AllAstAut t 10.38... ComRR p 7.30+.05 LwDurA 10.33+.01 RealRtA p 11.85+.04 TotRtA 10.87+.01 PIMCO Funds C: RealRtC p 11.85+.04 TotRtC t 10.87+.01 PIMCO Funds D: TRtn p 10.87+.01 PIMCO Funds P: AstAllAuthP 10.44... TotRtnP 10.87+.01 Parnassus Funds: EqtyInco n25.76-.16 Perm Port Funds: Permannt 46.30-.25 Pioneer Funds A: BondA p 9.55+.01 IntlValA 17.30-.20 PionFdA p 37.89-.46 ValueA p 10.61-.10 Pioneer Funds B: HiYldB t 9.43-.04 Pioneer Funds C: HiYldC t 9.52-.04 Pioneer Fds Y: CullenV Y 16.83-.14 Price Funds: Balance x n18.62-.35 BlChip n38.01-.58 CABond n10.92... CapApp n20.57-.10 DivGro x n22.76-.28 EmMktB n12.84... EmEurp 15.51-.08 EmMktS n28.53-.34 EqInc x n22.32-.32 EqIndex x n32.99-.45 Europe n13.16-.17 GNMA n10.14+.01 Growth n31.36-.44 Gr&In x n19.42-.27 HlthSci n32.04-.38 HiYield n6.44... InstlCpG 15.93-.25 IntlBond n9.85-.08 IntDis n37.13-.41 Intl G&I 11.58-.16 IntlStk n12.31-.16 Japan n7.40-.03 LatAm n42.60-.60 MDShrt n5.22... MDBond n10.64... MidCap n56.47-.93 MCapVal n21.85-.29 N Amer n32.26-.43 N Asia n16.67-.20 New Era n43.63-.68 N Horiz n35.04-.66 N Inc n9.64+.02 NYBond n11.35... OverS SF r n7.33-.11 PSInc x n15.56-.23 RealAsset r n10.28-.17 RealEst x n17.29-.30 R2010 n15.20-.09 R2015 n11.66-.08 R2020 n15.96-.13 R2025 n11.58-.11 R2030 n16.48-.18 R2035 n11.59-.13 R2040 n16.47-.18 R2045 n10.98-.13 SciTec n25.77-.45 ShtBd n4.81... SmCpStk n33.40-.62 SmCapVal n34.88-.64 SpecGr n16.69-.21 SpecIn n12.23-.03 TFInc n10.04... TxFrH n10.88... TxFrSI n5.65... USTInt n6.24+.02 USTLg n13.51+.11 VABond n11.80... Value n22.17-.18 Principal Inv: LgCGI In 9.26... LT2020In 11.41... LT2030In 11.20... Prudential Fds A: BlendA 16.22-.27 HiYldA p 5.32+.01 MuHiIncA 9.57... NatResA 46.21-1.04 UtilityA 10.44-.04 Prudential Fds B: GrowthB 15.86-.26 HiYldB t 5.31... Putnam Funds A: AmGvA p 9.73... AZ TE 9.13+.01 ConvSec 18.24-.14 DvrInA p 7.33... EqInA p 14.68-.13 EuEq 16.85-.23 GeoBalA 11.83... GlbEqty p 8.24... GrInA px 12.32-.21 GlblHlthA 42.42-.35 HiYdA p 7.28... HiYld In 5.70... IncmA p 6.77... IntGrIn p 8.52... InvA p 12.33-.11 NJTxA p 9.47+.01 MultiCpGr 47.24-.77 PA TE 9.17... 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Thrivent Fds A: HiYld 4.63... Incom 8.70+.02 Tocqueville Fds: Gold t n74.10-3.61 Transamerica A: AegonHYB p 8.78+.01 FlexInc p 8.77... Turner Funds: SmlCpGr n31.44-.81 Tweedy Browne: GblValue 22.19-.03 US Global Investors: AllAm 22.16-.23 ChinaReg 6.91-.11 GlbRs 9.25-.15 Gld&Mtls 13.01-.50 WldPrcMn 13.43-.51 USAA Group: AgvGt 31.95-.41 CA Bd 10.33... CrnstStr 21.56-.11 GNMA 10.41+.01 GrTxStr 13.23-.05 Grwth 14.24-.20 Gr&Inc 14.22-.17 IncStk 11.97-.08 Inco 13.08+.02 Intl 21.31-.38 NYBd 11.90... PrecMM 32.22-1.14 SciTech 12.40-.14 ShtTBnd 9.13-.01 SmCpStk 12.93-.23 TxEIt 13.23... TxELT 13.10... TxESh 10.77... VA Bd 11.14... WldGr 17.49-.26 VALIC : MdCpIdx 19.50-.38 StkIdx 24.59-.21 Value Line Fd: LrgCo n17.12-.20 Vanguard Admiral: BalAdml n21.52-.12 CAITAdm n11.28... CALTAdm n11.35... CpOpAdl n70.25-.93 EMAdmr r n32.15-.29 Energy n116.60-1.07 EqInAdm n n44.53-.15 EuroAdml n52.40-.85 ExplAdml n65.10-1.29 ExtdAdm n38.59-.75 500Adml n113.42-.97 GNMA Ad n11.19+.01 GrwAdm n31.42-.38 HlthCr n55.00-.18 HiYldCp n5.64+.01 InfProAd n28.21+.09 ITBdAdml n11.85+.03 ITsryAdml n12.16+.02 IntGrAdm n52.27-.81 ITAdml n13.93... ITGrAdm n10.06+.02 LtdTrAd n11.14... LTGrAdml n10.21+.08 LT Adml n11.25... MCpAdml n87.77-1.50 MorgAdm n54.10-.77 MuHYAdm n10.63... NYLTAd n11.34... PrmCap r n65.84-.62 PALTAdm n11.29... ReitAdm r n77.60-.75 STsyAdml n10.85... STBdAdml n10.66... ShtTrAd n15.92... STFdAd n10.94... STIGrAd n10.63... SmCAdm n32.79-.64 TxMCap r n61.78-.62 TtlBAdml n11.02+.02 TStkAdm n30.63-.32 ValAdml n19.86-.13 WellslAdm n55.00+.06 WelltnAdm n53.32-.21 Windsor n42.14-.46 WdsrIIAd n44.93-.32 Vanguard Fds: AssetA n23.76-.13 CALT n11.35... CapOpp n30.40-.40 Convrt n12.01-.09 DivdGro n15.16-.07 Energy n62.07-.57 EqInc n21.24-.07 Explr n69.86-1.38 FLLT n11.71+.01 GNMA n11.19+.01 GlobEq n15.94-.19 GroInc n25.98-.21 GrthEq n10.75-.15 HYCorp n5.64+.01 HlthCre n130.28-.44 InflaPro n14.36+.04 IntlExplr n13.22-.15 IntlGr n16.41-.25 IntlVal n27.09-.30 ITIGrade n10.06+.02 ITTsry n12.16+.02 LifeCon n16.19-.06 LifeGro n20.98-.18 LifeInc n14.21-.01 LifeMod n19.14-.11 LTIGrade n10.21+.08 LTTsry n13.62+.11 Morg n17.43-.25 MuHY n10.63... MuInt n13.93... MuLtd n11.14... MuLong n11.25... MuShrt n15.92... NJLT n11.85... NYLT n11.34... OHLTTE n12.19... PALT n11.29... PrecMtls r n21.84-.75 PrmcpCor n13.37-.13 Prmcp r n63.41-.60 SelValu r n18.34-.19 STAR n18.75-.12 STIGrade n10.63... STFed n10.94... STTsry n10.85... StratEq n17.99-.31 TgtRe2005 n12.21-.03 TgtRetInc n11.56-.02 TgRe2010 n22.77-.08 TgtRe2015 n12.43-.07 TgRe2020 n21.84-.14 TgtRe2025 n12.33-.10 TgRe2030 n20.96-.18 TgtRe2035 n12.51-.12 TgtRe2040 n20.48-.20 TgtRe2050 n20.39-.20 TgtRe2045 n12.87-.12 USGro n17.87-.28 USValue n10.05-.09 Wellsly n22.70+.02 Welltn n30.87-.12 Wndsr n12.48-.14 WndsII n25.31-.18 Vanguard Idx Fds: DvMkInPl r n89.28-1.20 MidCpIstPl n95.64-1.64 TotIntAdm r n22.12-.29 TotIntlInst r n88.53-1.13 TotIntlIP r n88.55-1.14 500 n113.39-.97 Balanced n21.51-.12 DevMkt n8.63-.11 EMkt n24.44-.22 Europe n22.47-.36 Extend n38.53-.74 Growth n31.41-.38 LgCapIx n22.68-.21 LTBnd n13.82+.10 MidCap n19.31-.33 Pacific n9.34-.08 REIT r n18.18-.18 SmCap n32.72-.64 SmlCpGth n21.03-.45 SmlCpVl n14.77-.27 STBnd n10.66... TotBnd n11.02+.02 TotlIntl n13.22-.17 TotStk n30.61-.32 Value n19.86-.13 Vanguard Instl Fds: BalInst n21.52-.12 DevMkInst n8.57-.11 ExtIn n38.60-.74 FTAllWldI r n79.10-1.03 GrwthIst n31.42-.38 InfProInst n11.49+.04 InstIdx n112.67-.96 InsPl n112.68-.96 InstTStIdx n27.70-.29 InsTStPlus n27.71-.29 MidCpIst n19.39-.33 SCInst n32.79-.64 TBIst n11.02+.02 TSInst n30.63-.32 ValueIst n19.86-.13 Vanguard Signal: 500Sgl n93.69-.80 GroSig n29.10-.34 ITBdSig n11.85+.03 MidCpIdx n27.70-.47 STBdIdx n10.66... SmCpSig n29.54-.58 TotBdSgl n11.02+.02 TotStkSgl n29.56-.31 Virtus Funds A: MulSStA p 4.71-.01 Waddell & Reed Adv: AssetS p 8.43-.12 CoreInvA 5.57-.08 DivOppA p 13.53-.16 DivOppC t 13.40-.16 Wasatch: SmCpGr 39.12-.61 Wells Fargo Adv A: AstAllA p 12.05... Wells Fargo Adv C: AstAllC t 11.62... Wells Fargo Adv : CmStkInv 18.25-.34 OpptyInv 35.33-.61 Wells Fargo Ad Ins: UlStMuInc 4.81... Wells Fargo Instl: UltSTMuA 4.81... Western Asset: CorePlus I 11.06+.01 William Blair N: GrowthN 10.84-.20 Yacktman Funds: Fund p n17.30-.08 Focused n18.53-.06 H OW T O R EAD T HE M UTUALF UND T ABLES Here are the 1,000 biggest mutual funds listed on Nasdaq. Tables show the fund name, sell price or Net Asset Value (NAV) and daily net change. Name: Name of mutual fund and family. NAV: Net asset value. Chg: Net change in price of NAV. Data based on NAVs reported to Lipper by 6 p.m. Eastern. 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ThermoFis44.69-.44 ThmBet52.15-.59 ThomCrk g6.59-.33 3M Co79.41-1.18 Tiffany65.19-2.48 TW Cable62.29-.31 TimeWarn33.83-.41 Timken38.33-1.48 TitanMet15.02-.49 TollBros19.69-.88 TorchEngy2.49+.05 Trchmrk s41.94-1.06 TorDBk g70.64-.98 Total SA49.87-.68 TotalSys19.57-.17 Transocn41.84-.14 Travelers55.93+.10 Tredgar21.40-.01 TriContl13.92-.12 TrinaSolar7.13-.63 TwoHrbInv9.26-.02 TycoIntl45.69-.41 Tyson20.21+.11 UBS AG11.59-.39 UDR23.08-.32 UIL Hold34.40+.09 US Airwy5.19-.44 US Gold3.14-.32 USG8.85-.89 UltraPt g31.03-1.55 UndrArmr74.48-4.64 UniSrcEn36.93+.03 UniFirst57.43+.84 UnilevNV33.26-.35 UnionPac100.19-.41 UtdContl19.56-1.22 UPS B71.05-.79 US Bancrp25.74-.30 US NGs rs7.20+.06 US OilFd38.61+.73 USSteel25.78-.30 UtdTech74.20-.28 UtdhlthGp47.93-.27 UnumGrp20.51-.45 V-W-X-Y-Z Valassis19.63-1.01 Vale SA21.45-.55 Vale SA pf20.53-.40 ValeroE20.46-.24 VangTotBd83.70+.21 VangREIT54.69-.65 VangEmg38.45-.33 VangEur41.86-.62 VangEAFE30.93-.39 VarianMed64.02-.73 Vectren28.51+.10 Ventas50.90-.52 VeoliaEnv10.65-.58 VeriFone41.81-.46 VerizonCm38.26-.09 VimpelCm9.75-.25 Visa95.91-1.01 VishayInt9.10-.20 Vornado71.85-.49 VulcanM38.70... WGL Hold41.89+.08 Wabash7.00-.42 WalMart57.60-.49 Walgrn33.69-.20 WalterEn60.99-3.47 WsteMInc31.25-.46 WeathfIntl13.97-.18 WtWatch57.86-1.08 WeinRlt20.17-.12 WellPoint64.64-.75 WellsFargo25.79-.50 Wendys Co5.15-.08 WestarEn27.12+.09 WAstEMkt13.20+.01 WstAMgdHi5.97+.10 WAstInfOpp12.73+.01 WDigital31.06-.88 WstnRefin12.06-.34 WstnUnion17.53-.05 Weyerh16.46-.26 Whrlpl47.86-1.55 WhitingPt s46.41-.13 WmsCos31.37+.03 WmsCos wi25.22+.21 WmsPtrs59.47-.13 Winnbgo6.74-.21 WiscEn s32.92+.22 WT India16.19-.10 Worthgtn16.03-.66 Wyndham34.83-.74 XL Grp19.52-.31 XcelEngy25.96+.05 Xerox7.92-.07 Xylem n23.85-.07 Yamana g14.85-.64 YingliGrn3.88-.35 Youku.com18.63-.26 YumBrnds58.28-.68 Zimmer47.72-.55 ZweigTl3.01-.01 N EW Y ORK S TOCKE XCHANGE Name Last Chg 000A38F Associated PressNEW YORK A late afternoon slide pulled stock indexes lower after the Federal Reserve held off on any new steps to boost the economy. The Fed cautioned that strains in global financial markets still pose a danger, a nod to Europes debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 66.45 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 11,954.94. The Dow dropped more than 70 points in the last hour of trading and had risen as high as 126 points earlier Tuesday after two strong auctions of European debt. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 10.74 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,225.73. The Nasdaq composite fell 32.99 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,579.27. The Federal Reserve portrayed the U.S. economy as slightly healthier but cautioned that it remains vulnerable to the European debt crisis. Strains in global financial markets continue to pose significant downside risks to the economic outlook, the Fed said. Stock indexes turned lower after the Fed released its policy statement at 2:15 p.m. Stocks had been higher for most of the day after the Spanish government was able to sell short-term debt at much lower interest rates compared with a month ago, a signal that markets are becoming less fearful about the governments ability to repay its debt. In its first sale of shortterm bills, the European Financial Stability Fund raised 1.9 billion euros ($2.6 billion) from investors at an average rate of 0.22 percent. Thats below the rate Germany pays for the similar bills. This is an amazing success, Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, wrote in a note to clients. The Dow sank 162 points Monday when Moodys and Fitch warned that the fiscal agreement reached last week among European leaders fell far short of what was needed to contain that regions debt crisis. Feds caution weighs on stocks Nasdaq diary AP Market watch NYSE diary Dec. 13, 2011 718.06 -15.09 Advanced: 853 Declined: 2,182 Unchanged: 96 577 Advanced: 1,936 Declined: 130 Unchanged: 4.0 b Volume: Volume: 1.7 b 1,225.73 -10.74 2,579.27 -32.99 -66.45 11,954.94 Russell 2000 Standard & Poors 500 Nasdaq composite Dow Jones industrials Exec disputes Corzine on MF Global losses Associated Press Former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chairman and CEO Jon Corzine is sworn in Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee.


O PINION Page A10 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 The rich poor We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if were working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent. Do you believe that 99 percent stuff? It is a catchy slogan, but thats it. Its a call for revolution without a constituency, a cry for socialism and class warfare without soldiers. I dont think this clown speaks for the 90 percent to 99 percent, because they have an average net worth of more than $2 million. They dont consider themselves rich. When asked how much net worth would it take for them to consider themselves rich, the average answer was $5 million. He doesnt speak for the poor, either. That would be 15.1 percent of our population and a family of four making $22,314 a year or less. Obviously, we set a high standard for being poor in this country. That would be a fortune in many parts of the world. In fact, 42 percent of our poor own their own residence, in good repair, and have more living space per person than the non-poor of Europe. Ninety-six percent say their children were never hungry during the year because of an inability to afford food. Heres the clincher for me: 80 percent have air conditioning. I could never consider myself poor as long as I had air conditioning. Ninety-two percent have microwaves. Onethird have widescreen plasma or LCD TVs. I just got my first one last year. Two-thirds have cable/satellite TV and a DVD player. Half have a computer and one in seven have two. Half of the households with children have an Xbox or game system. Seventy-five percent have a car or a truck, and a third have two. What we have here is a small part of the population who are too cowardly to steal and too lazy to work. Harley Lawrence Homosassa Diabetes blues I have been a diabetic now for five or six years. At one time, I was taking five needles a day, plus pills to treat my diabetes. After taking all those needles and feeling like a pincushion, I told my doctor I would not take anymore needles. At that time, he showed me an insulin pump and I thought it was great. Ive been on the pump for about four years now, and like it. I turned 65 and went on Medicare. The company I got my pump supplies from said I needed a lot of paperwork for the government so they can approve Medicare to pay for my pump supplies. I had ordered supplies from the company and have not heard from them in over a week, so I called them to see where my supplies were. They said I wasnt getting them because I didnt qualify for Medicare to pay for them. After using up what supplies I have now, I will have to go off the pump and I refuse to take needles again. Pills I will take, but no needles. So here I am, getting stuck by our good old federal elected officials and the Medicare system. The way it looks, sometime in the future, my family will be having a funeral. Thank you to our lousy president and all his cronies, the elected federal officials, for sticking it to the seniors of this country. Would it help if I said I crossed the border from Mexico and said I was an illegal alien? Jake Little Homosassa I think theres a general belief that this thing could move fast and late, says Bob Vander Plaats, a leading Iowa social conservative and political insider, discussing the Republican presidential caucus race. Drama tically fast and dramatically late. But the fact is, with the caucuses three weeks away, late is now. So the question is whether Newt Gingrichs surge in Iowa is the fast and late movement everyone has been predicting or whether some other candidate could emerge before Jan. 3. If the race works anything like it did the last time around, Gingrich will be the winner. Back in 2007, Mitt Romney led in every poll from June to November. Mike Huckabee began to move up in October and took the lead for the first time in a Rasmussen survey released Nov. 27. A Des Moines Registerpoll shortly afterward confirmed Huckabees lead, and with the exception of a few stray polls the former Baptist minister was ahead of the pack from the start of December until the caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008. Huckabee won with 34 percent of the vote to Romneys 25 percent. This time around, Gingrich first took the lead in Iowa in a Rasmussen survey on Nov. 15. Hes led every one of the seven polls released since then, and now leads Romney by 12 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. No one else is gaining significant ground against Gingrich. And who could? If Iowa Republicans were to move away from their two main choices of Gingrich and Romney, they would have to unite behind Ron Paul, who remains high in the polls but seems to have hit the ceiling of his support; or they could return to Michele Bachmann, who led the polls in July and early August; go back to Rick Perry, who led the polls in late August and September; or give Rick Santorum the boost he has never had. Talk to various Republicans and youll get a sense that each of the last three might happen. Im starting to see life for Perry again, says Vander Plaats. Some people are saying they are rethinking their decision on him. Bachmann has also been trending upward in some recent polls. Santorum has enlisted some well-respected new supporters, and some Iowans see a late rise for him. Each could benefit from the hunger for what Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King calls a full-spectrum conservative in the race. Various candidates have been strong on taxes, or immigration, or foreign policy, King believes, but none has put forward a workable plan to reduce the crushing federal debt, which remains a top concern for many Republicans. No presidential candidate has yet identified the full scope of our current economic situation, King says. All bold or fiscally responsible proposals only substantially cut spending in the out years, which leaves us with no sign of the political will to harness the spending juggernaut. Kings endorsement would mean a lot in the race. But so far he has held back, and at this late date it appears he will probably not endorse at all. Likewise, another top Iowa Republican, Sen. Charles Grassley, says he will most likely not endorse and, in fact, remains undecided. I have not chosen, Grassley says. Ive hung up on two pollsters. (Yes, pollsters call Grassley at his farm in New Hartford, Iowa, just like they call everybody else.) Its always possible that something dramatically fast and dramatically late will happen to shake up the race. Thats why Gingrichs opponents are hoping for some sort of Gingrich meltdown. But unless the former House speaker self-destructs, it seems that the race is what it is. Either Gingrich or Romney will win, or, if both fade, Ron Paul could take first. For the moment at least, the Gingrich phenomenon continues. Vander Plaats was at a basketball game recently at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, in the states very conservative northwestern corner. The people I sat around these are northwest Iowa staunch Christian conservatives said they were surprising themselves, but they were moving to Gingrich, he says. Theyre not the only ones surprised. Barring some dramatic change, Gingrichs rise is the latebreaking development everybody was looking for and nobody expected. Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. John Wayne, 1907-1979 Gingrich surge looks strong CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARD Gerry Mulligan .......................................... publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................ editor Mike Arnold .......................................... HR directorSandra Frederick ............................ managing editor Curt Ebitz ........................................ citizen member Mac Harris ...................................... citizen member Rebecca Martin ................................ guest member DANGEROUS DELAY Foot-dragging on dump site unacceptable A t last Tuesdays Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners learned for the first time that an 11-acre illegal dumpsite on private property approximately 1.5 miles north of Bicentennial Park presented a potentially serious health threat to county residents. Joel Jacobson, director of the Citrus County Mosquito Control District, apprised county commissioners in a letter that a debris field throughout the property and intertwined within a swamp had numerous water-holding containers able to trap enough rainfall to create a significant mosquito-breeding ground. Warning that the mosquitoinfested dumpsite could lead to the spread of mosquitoborne diseases in areas of Crystal River and Ozello, Jacobson called for a joint effort by Mosquito Control, the BOCC, the county branch of the Florida Department of Health and the county Public Works Department. Without hesitation, county commissioners unanimously answered Jacobsons call for action. The belated call for action, however, is akin to closing the barn door after the horse has escaped, given that the potentially serious health threat had been festering for months. From January through Oct. 15, a surveillance trap monitoring mosquito populations three-tenths of a mile from the dumpsite collected a variety of mosquito species capable of contracting and infecting people and pets with four potentially fatal viruses. Additionally, eight chickens at a sentinel site near the dumpsites perimeter tested positive for antibodies for West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and Highlands J virus. Given the significant level of viral activity at the dumpsite, Mosquito Control treated the site for close to a year at a cost of $15,000, to no avail because the source waterholding containers and piles of debris was not removed. Commissioner John JJ Kenneys rebuke of Mosquito Control for its dangerous delay in calling for a joint effort to remove the source was well-deserved and raises several questions. Why did Mosquito Control delay for months bringing a potentially serious health threat to the attention of county commissioners? Why didnt the county health department sound the alarm? And, why did county officials allow this illegal dumpsite to grow to the point that it became the worst illegal dump site weve come across, ever, as noted by Ken Frink, director of public works? Although County Administrator Brad Thorpe and County Attorney Richard Wesch explained the cumbersome procedures that had to be followed to address the potential health threat, Commissioner Kenneys demand that immediate action be taken whenever the health and welfare of county residents may be at risk is on target, not only for Mosquito Control but every other county entity as well. While the countys belated action is welcome, the lengthy time taken to eliminate the source of a potentially serious health threat to unsuspecting residents is unacceptable. THE ISSUE: Mosquito-infested dumpsite.OUR OPINION: County took too long to address problem. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Country firstI am so fed up with hearing politicians ask, Is this good for the party? Arent they supposed to be asking, How will this serve the people and is this right for our country?Its a small world I dont want to buy things made in China, but there are things that I need that are not made in the United States and Im tired of wearing clothes from foreign countries. I feel like a foreigner when I get dressed to go out. Wrong inputThats strange that the Chronicle headlines state that public input is sought on springs plan, but no public inputs sought on the stupid Citrus Port plan.Money to China Postal rate increase. We can give money all over the world, to China, all these countries around the world, but we cant take care of our individual citizens in this country and service them. Theres a better way, instead of raising prices on postage, to handle this.GOPs message I would like to make a Sound Off about putting poor children to work. Newt Gingrich says when hes elected, we need to put poor children to work, fire the janitors, let the poor children clean up the restrooms, do away with child labor laws theyre so stupid and do away with the minimum wage. So hes got jobs on his mind. But like the rest of the Republicans, its something for somebody else to do. And poor people are lazy, we dont work we have no work ethics as a role model for our children, and poor people get money by illegal activities. My, my, what we learn every day listening to the Republicans. So go ahead, America, if thats what you want vote Republican. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. 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Associated PressCOSTA MESA, Calif. Jim Jordan created a heartwarming Christmas display of Charles Schulzs Peanuts characters more than 40 years ago at his Southern California home, and it became a holiday tradition as tens of thousands of people showed up each year to see the sparkling extravaganza. Families trekked to the Orange County suburb of Costa Mesa to sip hot apple cider and share the wonder as seen through their childrens eyes amid twinkling Christmas lights, artificial snow and a Santa Claus that whisked through the air and down a chimney for spectators. It became so popular, busloads of visitors and school groups visited Jordans childhood home each year. When he lost the house to foreclosure, it looked like the death of a tradition until the city stepped in to save Christmas. A week ago, Costa Mesa officials offered to host the display on the lawn outside City Hall. The lights will be turned on at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Santa will arrive Tuesday and then make nightly appearances Dec. 18 to Dec. 23. The move saved a Christmas display that Jordan says draws 80,000 people each year to see Santa and the nearly 200-foot stretch of characters, colorful cottages and other creations. I feel I am in the middle of a Frank Capra movie the Christmas miracle movie I really do, Jordan said, recalling the classic 1946 drama Its a Wonderful Life. In some Orange County homes, the tradition has been passed on through generations as those who grew up visiting the so-called Snoopy House now take their own children there. Jordan, 59, said he started the project as a teenager in the yellow, single-story house where he was raised. Little by little, he expanded the display until it reached mammoth proportions, featuring an ice skating Charlie Brown and dancing Snoopy. My wife says I am a frustrated Walt Disney, he said, chuckling. Several years ago, Jordans business as a remodeling contractor slumped along with the economy. He sought a loan modification but said he was denied because he was still keeping up with his payments. Following what he now knows is poor legal advice, Jordan said he stopped paying the mortgage, hoping to qualify for relief. Instead, he lost his familys home, which was foreclosed in November 2010. A tenant who rented from Jordan was allowed to stay until her lease ran out but the house will soon be sold, said Jason Menke, a spokesman for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. We worked with Mr. Jordan for some time to try to find an alternative to foreclosure but we were unable to do so, Menke said. Associated PressSEATTLE Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the worlds biggest plane to help launch cargo and astronauts into space, in the latest of several ventures fueled by technology tycoons clamoring to write Americas next chapter in spaceflight. Their plans, unveiled Tuesday, call for a twinfuselage aircraft with wings longer than a football field to carry a rocket high into the atmosphere and drop it, avoiding the need for a launch pad and the expense of additional rocket fuel. Allen, who teamed up with Rutan in 2004 to send the first privately financed, manned spacecraft into space, said his new project would keep America at the forefront of space exploration and give a new generation of children something to dream about. We have plenty and many challenges ahead of us, he said at a news conference. Allen and Rutan join a field crowded with Silicon Valley veterans who grew up on Star Trek and now want to fill a void created with the retirement of NASAs space shuttle. Several companies are competing to develop spacecraft to deliver cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. Allen and Rutan last collaborated on the experimental SpaceShipOne, which was launched in the air from a special aircraft. It became the first privately financed, manned spacecraft to dash into space in 2004 and later won the $10 million Ansari X Prize for accomplishing the feat twice in two weeks. Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic licensed the technology and is developing SpaceShipTwo to carry tourists to space. The new plane will have a wingspan of 380 feet the worlds largest. The plane will carry under its belly a space capsule with its own booster rocket; it will blast into orbit after the plane climbs high into the atmosphere. This method saves money by not using rocket fuel to get off the ground. The rockets will eventually carry people, but the first tests, scheduled for 2016, will be unmanned. It should be another five years before people can fly on the system that Allen and Rutan are calling Stratolaunch. The company, to be based in Huntsville, Ala., bills its method of getting to space as any orbit, any time. Rutan will build the carrier aircraft, which will use six 747 engines. 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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the plane, in the latest of several ventures fueled by technology tycoons clamoring to write Americas next chapter in spaceflight. Their plans, unveiled Tuesday in Seattle, call for a twin-fuselage aircraft with wings longer than a football field to carry a rocket high into the atmosphere and drop it, avoiding the need for a launch pad and the expense of additional rocket fuel. Popular Snoopy Christmas display saved from foreclosure Associated Press In this March 4 photo, Jim Jordan sits with one of the displays stored at his childhood home in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa offered to host a massive, animated display of Charles Schulzs Peanuts Christmas characters after Jordan lost the home to foreclosure. The move saved a wildly popular Christmas display that draws an estimated 80,000 viewers each year.


Dollar coins cut Associated Press Presidential $1 coins are displayed Jan. 24, 2007, in Chicago. The presidential dollar coin has fallen victim to Washingtons cost-cutting efforts. The White House said Tuesday it is stopping nearly all production of the coins. The effort will save taxpayers $50 million a year in production and storage costs. In 2005, Congress passed the Presidential $1 Coin Act, which mandated the U.S. Mint issue fournew coins each year from 2007 to 2016. The Mint was producing between 70 and 80 million coins per deceased president, but lack of demand has resulted in nearly 1.4 billion coins being returned to the Federal Reserve. USPS to delay cutbacks until May WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May. The cash-strapped agency, which is forecast to lose a record $14.1 billion next year, announced last week it was moving forward on cutbacks. It had planned to begin closing processing centers as early as April, and shutter some post offices early next year. Last Thursday, a group of 18 Senate Democrats signed a letter to congressional leaders asking them to add language to legislation that would halt closings for six months. Closures could cost 100,000 postal employees their jobs. Scarred for life Associated Press Pakistani acid attack survivor Shaziya Abdulsattar, 8, looks on Tuesday at the Acid Survivors Foundation in Islamabad, Pakistan. Shaziyas father allegedly threw acid on her and her mother last year after the mother refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel jockeys. New laws protect Pakistani women ISLAMABAD Azim Mais husband allegedly threw acid in her face last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel racers. The 35-year-old mother of five can no longer find work as a maid because her scarred face scares potential employers. Acid burnings are among the most horrific crimes against women in Pakistan that are now criminalized in a landmark set of laws passed by the parliament. The new laws explicitly criminalize acid attacks and mandate convicted at tackers serve a minimum sentence of 14 years, and pay a minimum fine of about $11,200. Other new laws mandate a minimum prison sentence of three years for forcing a woman to marry, including to settle tribal disputes and five years for preventing a woman from inheriting property. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEF Page A12 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressWASHINGTON Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obamas request but also would require construction of a Canada-toTexas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat. Passage, on a largely partyline vote of 234-193, sent the measure toward its certain demise in the Democraticcontrolled Senate, triggering the final partisan showdown of a remarkably quarrelsome year of divided government. The legislation extends the payroll tax relief, extends and reforms unemployment insurance and protects Social Security without jobkilling tax hikes, Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared after the measure had cleared. Referring to the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, he added, Our bill includes sensible, bipartisan measures to help the private sector create jobs. After the House vote, the White House urged Congress on in finishing work on extending the tax cuts and jobless aid. Press Secretary Jay Carney issued a statement that didnt mention the pipeline but renewed Obamas insistence that the legislation be paid for, at least in part, by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in higher tax levies. Voting in favor of the legislation were 224 Republicans and 10 Democrats, while 179 Democrats and 14 Republicans opposed it. At its core, the measure did include key parts of the jobs program that Obama asked Congress to approve in September. The Social Security payroll tax cuts approved a year ago to help stimulate the economy would be extended through 2012, avoiding a loss of take-home income for wage-earners. An expiring program of unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless would remain in place, although at reduced levels that the administration said would cut off aid for 3.3 million. A third major component would avert a threatened 27 percent cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients, a provision Republicans added to appeal to conservatives but one that the White House and Democrats embrace, too. While the tax and unemployment provisions were less generous than Obama sought, he and Republicans clashed principally over steps to cover the estimated $180 billion cost of the measure, and on the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through environmentally sensitive terrain in Nebraska to the Texas Gulf Coast. The payroll tax legislation was one of three major bills that Congress was struggling to finish before adjourning for the year, and by far the most contentious. A measure covering Pentagon spending was ready for passage, and, separately, negotiators said they were close to a deal on a $1 trillion measure to fund most government agencies through the end of the budget year. That deal was in limbo, though, with Obama and congressional Democrats using it as leverage to keep House Republicans at the table negotiating a final compromise on the tax and unemployment measure. Republicans push tax-cut bill through House The magnet core of the worlds largest superconducting solenoid magnet is pictured March 22, 2007, at the European Organization for Nuclear Researchs Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland. Associated Press Associated PressGENEVA Physicists are closing in on an elusive subatomic particle that, if found, would confirm a long-held understanding about why matter has mass and how the universes fundamental building blocks behave. Few people outside physics can fully comprehend the search for the Higgs boson, which was first hypothesized 40 years ago. Scientists announced Tuesday that they had found hints but no definitive proof of the particle that is believed to be a basic component of the universe. Its hard to find, not because it is especially tiny, but because it is hard to create, said physicist Howard Gordon of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. He works with the ATLAS experiment, one of two independent teams looking for the Higgs boson at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva. CERN runs the Large Hadron Collider under the Swiss-French border, a 17mile tunnel where high-energy beams of protons are sent crashing into each other at incredible speeds. A fraction of those collisions could produce the Higgs particle, assuming it exists. Researchers said Tuesday they had defined a range of likely masses for the Higgs. CERNs director-general, Rolf Heuer, said the window for the Higgs mass gets smaller and smaller as scientists learn more. But be careful its intriguing hints, he said. We have not found it yet. We have not excluded it yet. British physicist Peter Higgs and others theorized its existence to explain why fundamental particles in matter have mass. Those particles, such as electrons, are the building blocks of the universe. Frank Wilczek, a Nobel laureate and physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said finding the Higgs boson would tie up a loose end of the standard model of physics, which requires that a Higgs-like particle exist. Physicists close in on elusive subatomic particle Associated PressNEW YORK Eight former Siemens senior executives and agents were charged with plotting to pay $100 million in bribes to secure a $1 billion contract to produce national identity cards for Argentine citizens, in a scam involving a shocking level of deception and corruption, an assistant U.S. attorney general said Tuesday. An indictment returned late Monday in federal court in New York charged the defendants with conspiring together from 1996 to early 2007 when they worked for the German engineering company based in Munich. A former member of the central executive committee of Siemens AG, Uriel Sharef, and two former chief executive officers of Siemens Argentina were among those charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the wire fraud statute, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud. Todays indictment alleges a shocking level of deception and corruption, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer said. Business should be won or lost on the merits of a companys products and services, not the amount of bribes paid to government officials. The charges against Sharef marked the first time a board member of a Fortune Global 50 company had been charged in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, Breuer said. He was not in custody Tuesday. A message left with a lawyer who has represented him in the past was not immediately returned. None of the bribe recipients were named in the indictment and none of the defendants is in the United States. Former Siemens executives charged in bribery scheme Associated Press Police stand next to evidence markers Tuesday after an incident in Liege, Belgium. Officials said an armed man who attacked people in a crowded square in the Belgian city had served time in jail for offenses involving guns, drugs and sexual abuse. They say he was on his way to police questioning when he launched the attack. Five people were killed and more than 122 people were wounded. Associated PressLIEGE, Belgium A man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked holiday shoppers Tuesday at a central square in the Belgian city of Liege. Five people died, including the attacker, and 122 others were wounded, officials said. It was not immediately clear what motivated the attack in the busy Place Saint-Lambert square, the central entry point to downtown shopping streets in the city in eastern Belgium. The attack prompted hundreds of shoppers to stampede down old city streets, fleeing explosions and bullets. Interior Ministry official Peter Mertens said the attack did not involve terrorism but did not explain why he thought that. Belgian officials identified the attacker as Nordine Amrani, 33, a Liege resident who they said had done jail time for offenses involving guns, drugs and sexual abuse. He was among the dead, but Liege Prosecutor Danielle Reynders told reporters it was unclear if he committed suicide or died by accident. He did not die at the hands of police, she said. The other dead were two male students aged 15 and 17 and a 75year-old woman, while an 18month-old toddler died in the hospital, Liege police said. Reynders said Amrani had been summoned for police questioning on Tuesday but the reason for that was not clear. Officials said Amrani left his home in Liege with a backpack, armed with hand grenades, a revolver and an FAL assault rifle. He walked alone to the central square, then got onto a platform that gave him an ideal view of the square below, which was bedecked with a huge Christmas tree and crowded with shoppers. From there, Amrani lobbed three hand grenades toward a nearby bus shelter, which serves 1,800 buses a day, then opened fire upon the crowd. The explosions sent shards of glass from the bus shelter across a wide area. Attack in Belgium leaves five dead, 122 wounded Gunman kills two in market in FlorenceROME An Italian man with extreme right-wing views opened fire in an outdoor market in Florence Tuesday, killing two vendors from Senegal, then critically wounded three other Senegalese immigrants in another Florence market before killing himself, authorities said. Florence prosecutor Giuseppe Quattrocchi said the man shot himself in the head in an underground parking lot under the covered market of San Lorenzo, in the heart of the Tuscan capital, as police were approaching him. Investigators identified the attacker as 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri. RAI state TV said he was known to police for having participated in racist marches by an extreme right-wing group. It said he used a .357 Magnum revolver.From wire reports


L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentINVERNESS Deycasha Miller played offensive wrecking ball Tuesday night. The Citrus High School junior forward scored a hat trick to lead the Canes to a 4-0 district win over Hernando High School at the Citrus Bowl. Miller, who now has 26 goals this season, blasted in a shot from 10 yards out at 24:47 in the first half. She added the second score three minutes later with an assist from Rachel Albrecht. The third came with 22:04 left in the second half as Miller found the net from five yards out. (On the first goal) I just drove to the ball, Miller said. It just ended up in the back of the net. (On the second goal) I had a beautiful assist by Rachel Albrecht. (On the third) I just put it in the back of the net. I dont feel that was my best game at all, she continued. I feel I could have done more. I could stop the ball more. I could have done better with possession. The defense did well. Kayla Lynn scored the final goal on a breakaway with 5:38 left. She booted it in from five yards out. Citrus (9-2 overall, 7-1 in district) dominated the game, taking 17 shots on goal in the first half and 16 in the second half. Hernando (4-7, 2-5) didnt take a shot on goal in the first half and had three in the second. The Citrus head coach was not happy with his teams play. It was a comedy of errors, Citrus coach Steve Ekeli said. There were possibly 50 or 60 passes that were going behind players. We still continually do not work the ball inside out. I could care less if the score was 1-0. The score doesnt mean anything to me. There are certain things you want to accomplish. You accomplish them and it sets you up for the next game. Lady Hurricanes hustle past Hernando Leopards at home S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Hitting the Links/ B2 Golf/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Sports briefs/ B4 NHL roundup/ B5 College basketball/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Learn how to use a belly putter. / B2 Lady Pirates shut out South Sumter J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER Chilly night winds punctuated Tuesday nights girls soccer match between Crystal River and the South Sumter Raiders. Action was dominated throughout by a strong Pirate defense, keeping the ball primarily in Raider territory, leading to an 8-0 mercy-rule shutout victory for Crystal River. Pirates midfielder Haley Dewhurst had a stellar game overall in scoring the first goal, a good 25 yarder, 12 minutes into the first half. Dewhurst, a constant threat from outside the penalty box, would remain a powerful presence for the Pirate offense. Forward Clarissa Consol made it 2-0 eight minutes later, followed by Cheyenne Lyons 24th minute goal, assisted by Dewhurst. SPORTS BRIEFS Harrison to miss 1 game for hit Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit last week on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. NFL Executive Vice President Ray Anderson said Tuesday the suspension is the result of Harrisons fifth illegal hit against a quarterback in the past three seasons. The NFL says Harrison wont be allowed to be at team facilities until Dec. 20. Harrison laid a helmetto-facemask hit on McCoy during the Steelers 14-3 victory over the Browns. The league says Harrison was fined six times in 2009 and 2010. Flyers Giroux out with concussion PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux is out indefinitely with a concussion. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Tuesday that Girouxs symptoms have gotten worse since he suffered a head injury against Tampa Bay last week. Giroux leads the NHL with 39 points and has led the Flyers to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Giroux took an inadvertent knee to the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds at center ice in the last minute of the second period on Saturday. He did not return for the final period. MLB deal includes extra replayNEW YORK Baseballs new labor contract includes more video replay, the chance for a longer AllStar break and a small, but likely welcome perk for players: the chance to get a private room instead of a roommate during spring training. The Associated Press obtained the document that includes several changes, many of them starting next year. Teams from the same division will now be allowed to meet in the playoffs before the league championship series. Theres also a ban on players getting tattoos with corporate logos and the possibility that major leaguers can wear microphones during games. From wire reports Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald now is No. 1 in the eyes of PGA Tour players. Donald capped off a sensational season Tuesday by winning PGA Tour player of the year, the most significant of the postseason awards because its a vote of the players. He became the first British player to win the award since it began in 1990. Its a great honor to cap off what has been an amazing year for me, Donald said from the Australian Masters in Melbourne. Thank you to all the players for their votes. There was obviously some other worthy people to vote for, and I guess my overall consistency and having to go to Disney and win, and win the money list like I did, was a deciding factor. I feel very honored at the moment. Donald won the award over Keegan Bradley, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson and Nick Watney. An official familiar with the results described it as a landslide. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not release the votes or the order in which the players finished. Bradley, whose two wins included the PGA Championship, was voted rookie of the year. It was only the fifth time in the past two decades that the PGA Tour player of the year did not win a major. Even so, Donald made a compelling case, especially at the end of the year. He won two tournaments, as much as anyone else this year. He won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. He had top 10s in 14 of the 19 tournaments he played, a rate of consistency only Tiger Woods has known in this era. Donald deemed PGA player of year S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER The Crystal River boys held on to capture their first district victory with a 39-37 defeat over Hernando at the Pirates gym Tuesday. The teams were knotted at seven after a quarter before Crystal River (4-5, 1-3) took a 15-11 lead into the half. The Pirates led by 10 at three different instances in the fourth, thanks in part to the efforts of senior forward Will Cleveland, who foiled the Leopards press for a pair of fourth-quarter layups and added a couple of free throws in the final two minutes. Hernando gave us just enough defensive trouble with their press so it took us awhile to finally figure out how to attack that, Crystal River coach Steve Feldman said. We played defense fairly well but only in spurts, and we didnt shoot the ball too well ourselves or run our offense like we needed. But its a district win, and we needed that, Feldman added. Both teams shot poorly from the field and at the foul line, but Crystal River was a little better from the floor, going 31 percent compared to the Leopards 24 percent. Hernando (0-5, 0-4) made four more three-pointers, but the Pirates cancelled out that advantage by making four more free throws. Hernando senior forward Terrance Owens led the game with 18 points, but no other Leopard scored more than five points. Owens hit two 3s in the waning seconds, including one at the buzzer, to narrow the margin. Crystal River sophomore guard Ty Reynolds scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed four steals. Cleveland added 10 points and eight rebounds while Pirates freshman forward Sam Franklin had 9 points and a gamehigh 14 boards. Afterward, Cleveland discussed his effectiveness down low and as a senior leader amid an overwhelming collection of underclassmen. I just try and play my role, Cleveland said. Coach Feldman says to play to your strong suit, so I drive inside as hard as I can. The Pirates lacked even more experience than usual. Senior forward Trevor Phipps broke his leg in practice last week and will miss the remainder of the season. Starting sophomore guard Sean Hall is out for at least through the Christmas break with a hyper-extended knee, and senior guard Jesus Benedetti is currently unable to practice due to a possible hairline fracture in his hand. Additionally, junior forward Robert Speakman recently decided to leave the team. Feldman is looking forward to the next couple of Sloppy, but effective Crystal River barely beats Hernando Canes escape with win over Springstead D AVEP IEKLIK CorrespondentINVERNESS It might not be a coincidence a hospital is just blocks from Citrus High School: late basketball game drama might have sent fans and coaches after a 74-70 boys squad win over Springstead on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes (4-3, 1-2 district) needed several crucial free throws and some luck against the Eagles (4-3, 0-2) from Spring Hill. Seeing a 12-point lead almost evaporate in the second half, Citrus was bailed out when Springstead foul troubles led to costly foul shots. Hurricanes senior shooting guard Ryan Labrador scored 22 of his 32 points in the second half, including several foul shots late in the game to clinch the win. Nine of his points came from the charity stripe. Labrador said his team was playing bad defense in the second half and didnt react to Eagles pressure the way they should have. Its a district game, Labrador said. We cant be blowing leads like this. The Eagles outscored the Hurricanes 42-32 in the second half. And late in the fourth quarter, Springstead forced a few turnovers and converted big shots to cut into the lead, trailing 68-63 with 1:15 remaining. Four successful Canes free throws from Eagles fouls led to a 72-66 lead with 1:01 left. However, the Eagles again were making big plays and looking at a 7370 game with 45 seconds remaining. After Citrus Devin Pryor missed two free throws with a chance to ice the game, the Eagles Will Pagan drove Associated Press LukeDonald reacts after chipping in for a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters on April 10 in Augusta, Ga. PGA Tour players voted Donald the PGA Tour player of the year, making him the first British player to win the award since it began in 1990. Englishman is first Brit to win See DONALD / Page B3 James Harrison Claude Giroux DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Crystal River High Schools Ty Reynolds drives to the basket past Hernando High Schools Terrance Owens, putting two points on the board in the first period Tuesday at the Crystal River High School gymnasium. Miller nets hat trick en route to Citrus win See CITRUS / Page B4 See PIRATES / Page B4 See CANES / Page B4 See CRYSTAL / Page B4


Local LEADERS HOLESINONE Bev Watson hit a hole-in-one Nov. 30 on Oak No. 3 at Sugarmill Woods. Sally Hunt hit a hole-in-one on No. 8 at Inverness Golf and Country Club.BRENTWOOD Dec. 7 Wednesday Point Quota Group. First+ 10 Rick Mallon/Art Miller Second+ 5 Gary Knight/Jan Varga Most Over Quota+ 3 Basil Varney Closest to the Pin: No. 2Chuck Curtis No. 4Deb Langdon 50/50 WinnerAngie Deyeso Dec. 10 Saturday Morning Scramble First5 under (MOC) Steve Arena/Clair Lockwood/ C.W. Goschen/Joe Leary Second5 under (MOC) Robert Haden/Jessie Lewis/ Morris Frank/Art Miller Third5 under (MOC) Dennis Ronk/Frank Hughes/ Jerry Krause/Dick Emberly Closest to the Pin: No. 2Kenny McCabe No. 4Ivan Lowe Nov. 11 Sunday Morning Scramble First6 under Anita McCabe/Chuck Curtis/Jennie Diaz Second3 under (MOC) Dick Lamb/Nick Rogers/Bobby Smith Third3 under Lou De Gennaro/Steve Miller/ Chuck Taylor/Bill Owens Closest to the Pin: No. 2Sue Bauerle No. 4Steve Miller Dec. 12 Monday Morning Mens Group First+ 4 Kenny McCabe Second+ 1 (MOC) Bob Lewis Closest to the Pin: No. 4Rob GoyetteCITRUS HILLS MEN Dec. 7 Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association played Low Individual Net. A Flight FirstLarry Jones63 SecondArmando Jaojoco67 ThirdJohn Nagle68 (MOC) FourthCliff Schoenenberger68 B Flight FirstDick Brown65 SecondAngelo Previte67 ThirdPaul Rosenow68 (MOC) FourthEd Jones68 C Flight FirstJack Hammon67 SecondJerry Krause71 ThirdJohn Keller71 FourthEd Galuska74 D Flight FirstJohn Balais63 SecondHenry Huntsberry67 ThirdJack Holeman71 FourthDon Gatz71 WOMEN Dec. 6 The Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in this months Qualifying Round for the Ace of Aces tournament. The asterisk denotes qualifiers. Flight 1 Low Gross winner *Kay Close78 First Low Net*Becky Holland66 Second Low NetMarti Jones68 Flight 2 Low Gross Winner*Holly Privitera86 First Low Net*Nina Kimball65 Flight 3 Low Gross Winner*Linda Berg89 First Low Net*Jeannette Mazzone69 (Tie)*Sherry Robertson (Tie)*Ruth Rosenow69 Flight 4 Low Gross Winner*Carol Graves99 First Low Net*Erika Laperch67 Birdies: No. 15Cindy Rhee No. 13Ruth Rosenow No. 12Sherry Robertson Nos. 11 and 13Deniece Gatz Nos. 3 and 10Nina Kimball Nos. 2 and 13Peg Crowley No. 3Ivalee Lawrence No. 10Jackie Dziekan No. 13Kay Close No. 5Marti Jones No. 6Becky Holland Nov. 2 and Nov. 29 The Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in a two-week Two Player Ringer Challenge. The final score for the net best ball competition is the total of the net best 18 holes out of the 36. Flight 1 First53 Susan Kim and Christine Youn Second54 (Tie) Helen Clayton and Deniece Gatz; (Tie) Jackie Dziekan and Pat Laskowski Flight 2 First55 (Tie) Fe Alino and Nelia Rodriguez; (Tie) Helen Forte and Sharon Fowler; (Tie) Gladys Kean and Linda Mc Cracken Flight 3 First51 Barbara Musick and Ori McPhillips Second56 Linda Mullen and Virginia Romiti Birdies: Nos. 12 and 14Jackie Dziekan No. 3Christine Youn No. 17Kay Close No. 16Becky Holland No. 8Sue Sohn No. 5Linda McCrackenCITRUS SPRINGS MEN Dec. 3 Citrus Springs Mens Golf Association played 2 best balls on the front and 3 best balls on the back First Hancock, Balas, Williamson and Robertson Second Manecky, Feher, B. Malloy and Gonczi Closest to the Pin No. 4Clutter No. 8Manecky No. 11Hancock No. 14Hunt No. 16Robertson Dec. 8 The group played 1 ball on par 4s, 2 on par 5s and 3 on par 3s. First Feher, Colletti, Ernest and Gonczi Second Clutter, Miller, Rocky and Vanzo Closest to the Pin: No. 4Manecky No. 8Feher No. 11Malloy No. 14Hancock No. 16Gonczi WOMEN Dec. 9 Chicks with Sticks results. Mary McConnell+7 Ruth Meyer+5 Vickie Colebank+3 Patsy Delp+2 Jan Kominski+2 June Goyette+1 Lorraine Adams+1 Quirine Belderbos+1 Closest to the Pin: Nos. 4 and 16Mary McConnell No. 8Kathleen Littlefield No. 11Carole Seifert Chicks with Sticks, a ladies points quota league, meets every Friday morning at Citrus Springs. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Jan at (352) 344-9550 or Carole at (352) 746-2082. Dec. 6 Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club played 9 Hole Par 3 Mixed Scramble. First23 Nancy Edwards, Barbara Herriott Gordon Bullcock and Don Voss Second24 Annie Arcudi, Jean Moody Sharon Kundel and John Kundel Third26** Joan Coleman, RC Coleman Sandy Mearns and Ed Turschmann Closest to the Pin: No. 12 (Women only)No Winner No. 16 (Men only)Don Voss No. 15 (All players)John Kundel Dec. 6 and 7 Citrus Springs Gand Country Club and LakeSide Country Club Womens Golf Associations had their fourth annual Mistletoe and Holly invitational. Dec. 6 format was scramble 9 holes; Chapman alternate shot 9 holes. Dec. 7 format was best ball. First Flight First Gross151 Noreen Kirk and Cindy Romine(The Villages) Second Gross158 Nancy Mink (East Bay) and Jan Himmelspach (Twisted Oaks) First Net127 Kathy Butler (East Bay) and Nancy Goutas (Twised Oaks) Second Net132 Ellen Sommer and Cricket Lee (Black Diamond) Third Net127 Sharon Kundel (Citrus Springs) and Marion Ladd (Silver Springs Shores) Second Flight First Gross*172 Leanne Feher (Twisted Oaks) and Kathleen Littlefield (LakeSide) Second Gross*172 Sherri Hammond and Bev Chamberlain (Citrus Springs) *Tie broken with matching cards First Net132 Nancy Bennett (Inverness CC) and Ruth Troyer (Twisted Oaks) Second Net134 Bev Strong and Carole Biedscheid (7Rivers CC) Third Net135 Mary Philp (Quail Ridge) and Bev McGonnigal (Twisted Oaks) Third Flight First Gross175 Louise Choate (Feather Sound) and Peg Rooney (Paradise Golf) Second Gross183 Carole Seifert (LakeSide CC) Carol Lanzillo (Twisted Oaks) First Net135 Joan Gulifoyle and Heather Cline(Beacon Woods) Second Net136 Kathy Staber (Plantation) and Nancy Stewart (The Dunes) Third Net139 Noreen Elliott (Citrus Springs) and Rosemary Spencer (Twisted Oaks) Closest to the Pin: No. 16Kaye Brown (LakeSide) No. 2Mary Philp (Quail Ridge) No. 8Sharon Kundel (Citrus Springs) No. 13Sherri Hammond (Citrus Springs) No. 15Nancy Vallimont (Twisted Oaks)INVERNESS Dec. 6 and 13 The Womens Golf Association of the Inverness Golf & Country Club played the Eclectic 2 week tournament. Players picked the lower of the two scores for each hole for an 18 hole score First Flight First GrossSally Hunt First NetLinda Hertig Second NetNancy Purcell Second Flight First GrossRita Olson First NetLee Stryker Second NetDee Knox Chip-ins: Dee Knox, Lavera Sasser and Sally Hunt Birdies: Linda HertigPINE RIDGE Dec. 13 Beverly Hills Mens Nine Hole Tuesday MorningGroup results. Low scorers Walter Novak30 George Pierce31 Chuck Welch32 OTG winners: Hal Snider and Gene Gorczyca Golfers of any age and ability are welcome to join the friendly nine-hole round of competitive golf every Tuesday morning at Pine Ridge. The group alternates front nine and back nine and tees offat 7:25 a.m. CallFrank Hughes at (352) 746-4800. PLANTATIONDec. 5 9 hole points game results. C. Bradshaw+3 J. Cioe+1 D. Taylor+4 J. Elmhirst+1 F. Rymar+1 E. Gerrits+3 J. Russ+1 K. Mast+2 Dec. 8 9 hole points game results. J. Brothers Sr.+1 D. Taylor+1 R. Moreton+4 C. Moreton+1 D. Pfannenstein+6 J. Hartson+4 Dec. 10 18 hole points game results. D. Lippert+4F B. Poff+3F +2B L. Cioe+1B D. Stickney+4F +2B T. Benson+2F K. Nicklas+4F +3B D. Elsmore+2B C. Clabaugh+3F B. Walsh+7F D. Taylor+3F +4B R. Gigantelli+2F E. Hogan+1F D. Pfannenstein+2B P. Matthews+1F B. Matthews+2B G. Wilkinson+3F +1B J. Timmons+1F J. Brothers Sr.+1F Br. Ruane+2F +2BSEVEN RIVERS WOMEN Nov. 30 Dec. 7 Seven Rivers Womens Golf Association played the Eclectic Tournament. The term Eclectic is to choose the best from the diverse sources, thereby allowing second tournament day improvement over first-week scores. First Flight First Low GrossPhyllis Pike63 Second LowNet Shirley Krupp70 First NetJoan Burnett63 (Tie)Sheila McLaughlin63 Birdies: No. 15Phyllis Pike Nov. 30Joan Burnett Chip-ins: No. 6Kay Koebcke Niners Played Low Net Dottie Round33 Vera Eddy34 Flora Roberts35 MEN Dec. 3 and 4 7 Rivers Country Club had its annual member-member stroke play tournament over the weekend. Winners were awarded in three flights. White Flight FirstMoorbeck-Hoseley SecondReynolds-Bland (Tie)Bleakley-Demicoli FourthGrimm-Willadsen (Tie)Austin-Larkin Green Flight FirstDonovan-Douglas SecondKryk-Long (Tie)Eddy-Tripp Red Flight FirstStrong-Biedscheid SecondBertine-Reynolds ThirdDemicoli-Bleakley FourthBowesox-Hart FifthKinder-Matezevich Dec. 1 The MGA had the first round of the MGA Championship. Leaders after the first round: Bob Cox Gene Kelly Bill Stallings Alf Silliman Alex StevensSKYVIEW Dec. 8 Skyview Ladies 18 Holers StepAside Scramble results. First76 Jackie Dziekan, Dee Hahm Susan Tak And Virginia Romiti Second77 Hazel Lee, Cindy Rhee Faith Boguski And SuzannTristano Third (Tie)78 MariWilliamson, Chung Lee Elaine Dewar And Nellie Doce Third (Tie)78 Sandy Gardner, Christine Youn MarilyCampbell, Gloria PhillipsSOUTHERN WOODS MEN Dec. 7 Southern Woods Mens Golf Association 3-2-1 game results. First Flight First-14 Dan Santero, Rod Fortune Jim Hackett and Dick Johnson Second-11 (Tie) Bill Ervasti, Tony Schmid Steve Ley and Dennis Weeks (Tie) John Doyle, Dick Tuxbury Doug Martin and Frank Nolan Second Flight First-16 Gary Mosey, Chuck Swenson Bill Murray and Ron Severson Second-12 Tom Venable, Bob Chadderton Tony Colucci and Barry Turska Third Flight First-12 Bill Gilbert, George Kaltenbach Jim Lunsford and Jack Sandlas Closest to the Pin: No. 8Ben Lee No.Jack SandlasSUGARMILL WOODS MEN Dec. 8 Sugarmill Woods Mens Golf Association two-man teams, point quota results. Flight 1 First-2 Doug Martin, Dennis Borras Second-3 (Tie) (Tie) Mike Howard, Bill Murray (Tie) Jay Yarger, Hank Robinson Flight 2 First+4 Gus Calleri, Tom Jones Second+3 Fred Dibattista, Bob Strausser Third+1 Bob Maeder, Arvin Miller Flight 3 First+13 Ernie Pettine, Harley Lawrence Second+12 John Lawrey, Howard Wallace Third+11 John Rada, Otto Nielsen Golfers of the Week: Low GrossDoug Martin78 Low NetTony Valente67 Low Senior NetBill Lent64 Closest to the Pin: Oak No. 3Frank Siemietkowski11 3 Cypress No. 3Gus Calleri6 3 WOMEN Dec. 7 Sugarmill Woods LGA results First-28 Joyce Lynk, Sally Neeb Maggie Morton, Barb Perry Second-27 June Mcseveney, Donna Rayne Pauline Gerbino, Barbara Turska Third-17 Elizabeth Mcleod, Shirley Dolton Mary Beth Stassi, Peg Murphy Fourth-16 Mary Ellen Mccoy, Bev Watson Judy Kilgore, Gloria Kregus Fifth-15 Mary Larson, Jeanne Goldich Susie Hornbeck, Pat Lawrence Sixth-14 (Tie) Beryl Dibattista, Marilyn Tannenhaus Bev Kaplowitz, Marianne OConnell (Tie) Joyce Engelbrecht, DyaneKoskela Fran Alviggi, Lee Ferrari M y name is Herb Hurley and I am the PGA general manager at Sugarmill Woods Country Club and Southern Woods Golf Club. Between both clubs, 45 holes of affordable private country club golf are within a natural environment with memberships to suit all golfer types. Each month, I will write an article for the Citrus County Chronicle and tell readers a bit about the courses as well as give tips to improve their game. This month, I want to talk about the new long putters I am sure all of you have seen on TV as well as in the stores and catalogs. About three weeks ago, I switched to a belly putter. The results have been exactly what I was hoping to see. With a belly putter I find it very difficult to roll the ball off line. The theory behind the belly putter is by sticking the end of the putter in your belly button, it acts as a true pendulum. We have all heard the comment that the putter should swing like a pendulum on a grandfather clock. Well, when you use a belly putter, that is exactly what happens. It is important you attach the back of your arms to your rib cage so the putter can swing on a true pendulum. You do not want to have your arms hanging straight down fully extended. That will defeat the purpose of the belly putter. The next thing in the setup is to make sure the ball position is in the middle of your stance. That way, the ball is struck at the bottom of the swing arc. Once you are set up, you can focus on line and speed. You will no longer have to worry about the path the putter is swinging on, allowing you to focus on the speed of the putt. Now, I bet a lot of you are thinking about lengthening your current putter. That is a bad idea! Belly putters need to have the proper lie angle as well as the proper length. Each person sets up differently to the ball and has different body dimensions. For example, my putter is 44 inches long, but you might need a 42-inch putter. So how do you know what length you need? The best way is to come for a putter-fitting session. I can watch your stroke and take some measurements to determine what length you will need. If you notice that you do not make many putts inside of 10 feet, it may be time to consider a belly putter so you can start rolling the ball on the line that you intend it to start on. Before each round, it is important you roll a few putts to get a feel for the speed of the greens that day. I also tell my students it is important for them to practice putting with the ball they intend to play their round with and not just range balls or random balls. The reason for this is because each type of ball will react differently off the face of your putter. When you are warming up on the putting green, it is important to roll putts of different lengths before you play. Then make three 3-footers in a row before leaving the putting green. As with all golf shots, it is very important to keep your head still and listen for the ball to roll into the hole. See you on the links. Herb Hurley is the PGA general manager at Sugarmill Woods Country Club and Southern Woods Golf Club. He can be contacted at hhurley@ sugarmillwoodscc.com or (352) 382-3838 ext. 14. Using a belly putter properly Herb Hurley HERBS HINTS The theory behind the belly putter is by sticking the end of the putter in your belly button, it acts as a true pendulum. O UTDOORS Y OUTH S PORTS A DULTL EAGUE S PORTS Page B2 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 C OMING T OMORROW C OMING F RIDAY C OMING S ATURDAY C ITRUS C OUNTY S R ECREATIONALG UIDETOG OLF


But it still came down to the end of the year. Simpson won twice in the last three months of the season, and entered the McGladrey Classic to try to capture the money title. He took over the lead with his runner-up finish, and Donald decided to enter the season finale at Disney. Needing nothing short of a win, the 34-year-old from England turned in one of the best performances of the year. Donald began the back nine of the final round with six straight birdies and closed with a 64 to make up a fiveshot deficit and win by two. While only his tour record counted for this award, Donald last week became the first player to win the money title on the PGA Tour and European Tour in the same season. He won twice in Europe this year, including Europes flagship event at Wentworth when he beat Lee Westwood in a playoff to take over as No. 1 in the world. Donald expanded his lead in the world ranking the final seven months of the year. He achieved all this with moderate length off the tee, demonstrating that while power helps, its not the only way in golf. Ive done a lot of things this year that probably not a lot of people would have given me much chance of doing, Donald said. I think in the last 10 or 20 years, the power game has really taken control of golf. But I think Ive been a little bit of a breath of fresh air knowing thats not the only way you can be successful. Through a good short game, good putting, managing your game, you can be successful in other ways. I think Ive proven that quite considerably this year. Still left to prove is winning a major. Woods in 2009 and 2003, Greg Norman in 1995 and Nick Price in 1993 were the only players in the past 20 years to have won PGA Tour player of the year without capturing a major that year. Donald tied for fourth in the Masters for his best finish in a major. 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Miguel Angel JimenezESP2.98 44. Y.E. YangKOR2.94 45. John SendenAUS2.92 46. Darren ClarkeNIR2.89 47. Martin LairdSCO2.87 48. Jim FurykUSA2.87 49. Aaron BaddeleyAUS2.87 50. Ryo IshikawaJPN2.81 51. Gary WoodlandUSA2.78 52. G. Fernandez-CastanoESP2.77 53. Retief GoosenSAF2.65 54. Ben CraneUSA2.51 55. Ernie ElsSAF2.51 56. Ryan MooreUSA2.46 57. Jonathan ByrdUSA2.46 58. Matteo ManasseroITA2.43 59. Robert AllenbyAUS2.28 60. Mark WilsonUSA2.27 61. Toru TaniguchiJPN2.26 62. Vijay SinghFIJ2.22 63. Edoardo MolinariITA2.21 64. Greg ChalmersAUS2.19 65. Alexander NorenSWE2.14 66. Joost LuitenNED2.12 67. Lucas GloverUSA2.10 68. Chez ReavieUSA2.10 69. Hiroyuki FujitaJPN2.08 70. Kevin NaKOR2.07 71. Rory SabbatiniSAF2.07 72. Ryan PalmerUSA2.01 73. Nicolas ColsaertsBEL2.00 74. Jeff OvertonUSA1.99 75. Anthony KimUSA1.95 PGA Tour of Australasia AUSTRALIAN MASTERS Site: Melbourne, Australia. Schedule: ThursdaySunday. Course: Victoria Golf Club (6,886 yards, par 71). Purse: $1.02 million. Winners share: $183,300. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.noon, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.noon). Last year: Stuart Appleby won for the first time in nine years in his home country, overcoming a sevenshot deficit with a final-round 65 to beat Adam Bland by a stroke. Last event: Brad Kennedy won the New Zealand Open on Dec. 4, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with fellow Australian Craig Parry. Notes: Greg Chalmers, the Australian Open and Australian PGA winner last month, is trying to become the second player to complete the Australian Triple Crown. Robert Allenby accomplished the feat in 2005. Chalmers and Allenby top the Australian contingent along with Appleby, Geoff Ogilvy and John Senden. Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates Michelle Wie is looking for a strong finish to a season she calls a work in progress after being hindered by injuries and tinkering with her swing. The 22-year-old American has fallen to 17th in the rankings after spending much of 2010 in the top 10. And with only two secondplace finishes this season, she called this year a work in progress. I had a couple of good finishes. But it is frustrating just because sometimes weeks didnt go my way, but at the same time you learn every week, said Wie, who struggled with a back injury toward the end of 2010. Every week I gave it my all and as frustrated as I can be, I try to take a positive from it, and I feel like I improved quite a bit, Wie said. Whether or not my results show it or not, Im feeling like Im getting healthy again with my body. My body feels pretty good. Wie is among the biggest names at the Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending European Tour event which starts Wednesday. Lexi Thompson, the 16year-old American who became the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour in September, is expected to challenge alongside several top Europeans, including Anna Nordqvist and Sandra Gal. Like Tiger Woods, Wie has responded to her poor performance with tweaks with her swing. I had a couple of swing changes, but just overall working on my game, Wie said. Obviously when you do try to work on something, the results sometimes dont come as quick as you want them to. But like I said, I worked on a lot of things this year, not particularly one in specific, but hopefully itll pay off next year. Wie dismissed claims by Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam that her pursuit of a communications degree at Stanford University was hurting her game. She said she has always worked to balance school and golf and insisted she has even more time now to practice than she did in high school. Since she was a child, Wie has been in the spotlight for her golfing prowess. She became the youngest golfer to play a USGA Amateur Championship at 10 and, as a bighitting teenager, decided to take on the men. However, she never made the cut at a PGA event and joined the LPGA in 2009, where she has won twice. This year, Wie has been overshadowed by No. 1 Yani Tseng and more recently Thompson, who has become a media darling since her five-stroke victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic in September. I havent been playing very well this year. I shouldnt be getting the spotlight, Wie said. I need to start winning. I need to start getting into the spotlight that way. Wie looks to end season with win American calls 2011 a work in progress DONALD Continued from Page B1 D OUG F ERGUSON AP Golf WriterJACKSONVILLE Golf seasons are defined by the majors, and this year was no exception. There was a finish like no other by Charl Schwartzel in the Masters, the redemption of 22-year-old Rory McIlroy in a record-setting performance at the U.S. Open, the popularity of Darren Clarke at the British Open. And how fitting that the longest American drought in the majors was ended by rookie Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship. No matter where the majors are played, who wins or by how many, there is always at least one signature shot by the winner, and at least one other shot the champion finds particularly meaningful to him. Spectacular finish Schwartzel became the first Masters champion to birdie the last four holes, though he believes the shot most people will remember is when he chipped in for birdie from 60 feet across the first green. He chose that over the sand wedge from 114 yards that he holed for eagle on No. 3 that gave him a tie for the lead. To be fair, the shot on No. 1 was probably more difficult far more difficult, Schwartzel said. His most meaningful shot of the final round was what appeared to be the easiest of his final four birdies. I was just coming off making 10 pars in a row, and the situation that was arising required quite a few birdies, said Schwartzel, one of eight players who had a share of the lead at some point Sunday at Augusta National. A lot of times you can push so hard, and a lot of times you end up making bogeys. He hit 6-iron for his second shot on the par-5 15th and was stunned to see it release over the back of the green. He nearly holed the chip, and then made the 8foot birdie putt. That was the start of his historic finish. Redemption The U.S. Open felt like one big snowball for McIlroy, who opened with a 65 and never let anyone get close the rest of the week at Congressional. Even so, he had no trouble identifying what he considers the signature shot of what turned out to be an eight-shot win. The 6-iron on No. 10, he said. McIlroy was eight shots ahead ofY.E. Yang, the same margin he had at the start of Sunday. Then again, it was on the 10th hole at the Masters where it all unraveled so quickly for him. This time, his towering 6-iron from 214 yards landed just beyond the flag and rolled down the slope to within a foot. Yang was eight behind and hit it in close, McIlroy said. Things can go wrong very quickly at major championships. To hit that shot with Yang in close, it was a big shot for me. But it wasnt nearly as meaningful as what happened on the opening hole of the final round. McIlroy looked unbeatable two months earlier at Augusta National until he lost a four-shot lead in the final round and shot 80. He had an eight-shot lead at Congressional, and after his opening tee shot, received a subtle reminder of his Masters meltdown. He had 117 yards to hole. That was the exact yardage he had into the first hole on the final day at Augusta. I mean, its just a little wedge, McIlroy said. At Augusta, it was the first swing all week that halfway down I was like, Oh, dont go left. It was a tentative swing. The pin was back left, and it was back left on the first hole at Congressional. I hit it 6 feet below the hole and made it for birdie. And I thought, This feels a lot different than it did at Augusta.Crowd favoriteClarke will be the first to admit his most memorable and most meaningful shots at the British Open were not very good. Rare is the Open champion who makes it through a week on the links without the help of a good bounce, and such was the case for Clarke. He had a one-shot lead when he pulled his tee shot on the ninth hole, leaving him an awkward stance. For reasons Clarke still doesnt understand, he tried to hit 9-iron. It was headed for the two bunkers in the fairway when it took a wild hop over them and headed safely toward the putting surface. Clarke escaped with par and still had the lead. People have asked me about that. You got a huge break on Sunday, Clarke said. I say, Yeah, I got a huge break. But the way I look at it is that I played almost as good as I can on Saturday and didnt make anything. The course gave me a little bit back. Most meaningful to Clarke was a two-putt par on the opening hole of the final round. He tried to feed his long birdie putt down the ridge, but it didnt quite make it. He still had some 10 feet left to keep his one-shot lead, and calmly sank the putt. Thats the shot I remember, Clarke said. That was such an important putt to hole. American on top No putt was bigger in the majors than the 35-foot birdie putt Bradley made on the par-3 17th at Atlanta Athletic Club in the final round of the PGA Championship. Most thought he had thrown away his chances with a triple bogey on the 15th that put him five shots behind. He followed that with back-to-back birdies, then wound up in a playoff when Jason Dufner collapsed behind him. That was a pretty big moment in the tournament, Bradley said, referring to his birdie on the 17th. Thats the one putt everyone remembers. I have a vivid memory of it being 10 feet away and going in dead center. That moment, though, might have been set up on the previous hole. Bradley was about the only guy who didnt lose hope after his triple bogey, but he felt as though he had to make birdie on the 16th. And the only chance of that was to hit the fairway on the uphill par 4. I hit, seriously, the most pure shot of my life, Bradley said. It was 10 to 15 yards farther than I had hit all week on that hole. To me, that was the most important shot of the whole tournament. Because if I miss that fairway, it changes everything. Major moments Champions talk about events on the golf course Associated Press Charl Schwartzel became the first Masters champion to birdie the last four holes. Rory McIlroy, above, won the U.S. Open while Darren Clark, right, won the British Open this year. Johnson goes back to his old caddie JUPITER Dustin Johnson has hired a new caddie his old one. Johnson said Tuesday he has rehired Bobby Brown, who was on his bag for four of his five PGA Tour wins. Brown also was at his side when Johnson shot 82 in the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and when Johnson was given a two-shot penalty in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits for not realizing he was in a bunker. Johnson fired Brown in the spring and hired Joe LaCava, who then left Johnson in October to work for Tiger Woods.Appleby in doubt for Australian Masters MELBOURNE, Australia Defending champion Stuart Appleby is in doubt for this weeks Australian Masters due to a nagging back injury. Appleby said Tuesday his back had become so painful it had ruined his swing and made practice difficult. He said he hoped rest and treatment over the next two days would enable him to tee off Thursday at the Victoria Golf Club, but may need to withdraw. Appleby said he doesnt know his body well enough to know whether he can make do with an ad hoc swing or whether its a futile fight that I need to try another day. From wire reports Golf BRIEFS


C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD B4 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 In the grand scheme of things, we have to be better every night, Ekeli continued. We just didnt do that tonight. Ekeli liked what Miller did. DK is a player (who) even on an off night, would be dazzling, Ekeli said. I have had the luxury of coaching some of the best forwards who have come out of this area. She is going to give everything she has. Tonight, she had shots she hit a little higher. She is looking for that lane to pass to. There is not a very long list of dynamic players to come out of Citrus County and she is on that list. down the court, but dribbled off his foot as he neared the paint. The Eagles could not capitalize on a forced turnover after the play, and Hurricanes fans and players breathed a collective sigh of relief. Kyle Presnick added 15 points for the Hurricanes, including 2-of-3 shooting from the three-point line. Pagan had 15 points for the Eagles, creating several key plays that almost gave his team the win. Hurricanes coach Tom Densmore acknowledged the Eagles effort, saying they kept battling and couldnt be put away. He credited Labrador for improving at the foul line after struggles early in the season. He also praised his team for getting the ball to the right players. In a game like this, Densmore said, you want the ball in the hands of someone whos able to make free throws. days for his squad to regroup and prepare before it takes on district rival Dunnellon at home on Friday. The next two days are going to be very good for us to get back here in the gym and practice and work on stuff, Feldman said. I dont think we talk enough on defense, and we play with our eyes too much instead of our feet. Were trying to scrape our way up from the lower half of our district standings up into the middle of the pack a little bit, Feldman continued. Wed like to take care of business Friday night, but we have to do so many things better right now. Crystal River midfielder Delaney Owens wrapped up the first half with another goal, mere minutes later, making it 4-0 at the half. Coming back in the second half, the Lady Pirates struggled to keep the same momentum defensively, allowing South Sumter more movement on the field. It was a little frustrating that we couldnt end the game early when the whole game was played on their side of the field, Crystal River head coach Bill Reyes said. But the fact that we kept it on their side of the field the whole game is attributed to defense. The midfield did solid. The rest of the second half, much like the first, was orchestrated by strong efforts by Pirates defenders Casidy Newcomer, Natalie Ezzell, Jessica Reynolds and Kristen Wilson. Crystal River forward Aubrie Menster netted two goals after halftime, giving the Pirates their legs back in the second half. Owens scored in the 62nd minute making it 6-0. Owens was another standout performer on the field, forcing many plays on the South Sumter net. She ended the night with several shots on goal and numerous assists. After Menster scored her second goal in the half, making it 7-0, the Lady Pirates sensed victory, forcing more pressure on South Sumters beleaguered goalkeeper. It was at this point Consol scored her second goal of the game and the winning one, taking the victory and the shutout. I think we performed well considering we played last night against Lecanto, Reyes said. We took a lot of shots tonight. Had we been more accurate with our shots, tonight would have ended earlier. Crystal River improves to 10-2-1 overall for the season. Defeating South Sumter also puts them 6-1 in District 2A-6. We got some different people on the board tonight. Im content with the team effort, Reyes said. PIRATESContinued from Page B1 CRYSTALContinued from Page B1 CANES Continued from Page B1 CITRUS Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Cincinnati at Wright State 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Florida International at Maryland 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennessee at College of Charleston GOLF 3 p.m. (GOLF) Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, First Round (Same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. (GOLF) JBWere Masters, First Round 1:30 a.m. (GOLF) Asian Tour: Thailand Championship, First Round NHL 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild TENNIS 3 p.m. (SUN) Champions Series: St. Louis. McEnroe, Courier, Martin and Chang (Taped) Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Lecanto at Dunnellon Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 1 0 5 CASH 3 (late) 8 7 2 PLAY 4 (early) 9 4 8 8 PLAY 4 (late) 8 7 3 3 FANTASY 5 1 2 12 34 36 MEGA MONEY 16 27 29 42 MEGA BALL 7 Seahawks 30, Rams 13 St. Louis033713 Seattle100101030 First Quarter SeaRobinson 17 blocked punt return (Hauschka kick), 9:57. SeaFG Hauschka 42, 1:35. Second Quarter StLFG Jo.Brown 46, 11:04. Third Quarter SeaFG Hauschka 23, 12:03. StLFG Jo.Brown 29, 1:49. SeaBaldwin 29 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), :06. Fourth Quarter SeaFG Hauschka 48, 8:27. StLS.Jackson 1 run (Jo.Brown kick), 4:39. SeaLynch 16 run (Hauschka kick), 2:57. A,577. StLSea First downs1921 Total Net Yards281359 Rushes-yards31-11432-145 Passing167214 Punt Returns1-11-17 Kickoff Returns6-1703-114 Interceptions Ret.0-01-0 Comp-Att-Int12-29-121-34-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-262-10 Punts5-36.23-37.7 Fumbles-Lost0-02-1 Penalties-Yards5-309-61 Time of Possession28:3131:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSt. Louis, S.Jackson 20-63, Williams 8-49, Norwood 1-3, Bradford 2-(minus 1). Seattle, Lynch 23-115, Tate 1-14, Forsett 18, Jackson 5-4, Washington 1-3, Morrah 1-1. PASSINGSt. Louis, Bradford 12-29-1-193. Seattle, Jackson 21-32-0-224, Lynch 0-2-0-0. RECEIVINGSt. Louis, Lloyd 5-82, S.Jackson 3-60, Kendricks 1-26, Alexander 1-12, Pettis 17, B.Gibson 1-6. Seattle, Baldwin 7-93, Tate 339, Forsett 2-14, Miller 2-13, Williams 2-13, Lynch 2-8, A.McCoy 1-23, Obomanu 1-13, Butler 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSSeattle, Hauschka 38 (WR). REGULAR SEASON STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA New England1030.769396274 N.Y. Jets850.615327270 Buffalo580.385288341 Miami490.308256246 SouthWLTPctPFPA y-Houston1030.769330208 Tennessee760.538266251 Jacksonville490.308193252 Indianapolis0130.000184382 NorthWLTPctPFPA Baltimore1030.769320202 Pittsburgh1030.769282198 Cincinnati760.538285270 Cleveland490.308178254 WestWLTPctPFPA Denver850.615269302 Oakland760.538290354 San Diego670.462324299 Kansas City580.385173305 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants760.538324349 Dallas760.538317281 Philadelphia580.385297292 Washington490.308229290 SouthWLTPctPFPA x-New Orleans1030.769415286 Atlanta850.615300267 Carolina490.308313355 Tampa Bay490.308232370 NorthWLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay13001.000466278 Detroit850.615367305 Chicago760.538301255 Minnesota2110.154274364 WestWLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1030.769307182 Seattle670.462246259 Arizona670.462253288 St. Louis2110.154153326 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursdays game Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 Sundays games New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10 N.Y. Jets 37, Kansas City 10 Detroit 34, Minnesota 28 Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31, Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26, Miami 10 New England 34, Washington 27 Arizona 21, San Francisco 19 Denver 13, Chicago 10, OT San Diego 37, Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46, Oakland 16 N.Y. Giants 37, Dallas 34 Mondays game Seattle 30, St. Louis 13 Thursday, Dec. 15 game Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 game Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 games New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. MEN EAST Adelphi 83, CW Post 79 Drexel 71, Niagara 58 Holy Family 77, Lincoln (Pa.) 71 Merchant Marine 72, CCNY 45 NYU 78, Mass.-Lowell 55 New Haven 77, Nyack 61 Stonehill 79, Queens (NY) 64 Union (NY) 80, Utica 77 Villanova 68, Boston U. 43 York (Pa.) 94, La Roche 71 SOUTH Alcorn St. 106, Atlanta Christian 101, 2OT Chattanooga 98, Spalding 48 Ferrum 80, Piedmont 72 Middle Tennessee 65, Belmont 62 Miles 83, Fort Valley St. 73 Mississippi St. 75, FAU 68 Newberry 92, Coker 88 South Carolina 66, Presbyterian 58 UCF 77, NC A&T 65 UT-Martin 86, Bethel (Tenn.) 83 Xavier (NO) 57, William Carey 42 MIDWEST Beloit 78, Milwaukee Engineering 65 Green Bay 69, Michigan Tech 61 Hamline 88, Caltech 48 IPFW 56, Dartmouth 51 Michigan 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50 Minnesota 76, Cent. Michigan 56 Oakland 77, Rochester (Mich.) 62 St. Xavier 84, Judson 66 Wis.-Platteville 71, North Central (Minn.) 51 Wisconsin 60, Milwaukee 54 SOUTHWEST Texas 93, Nicholls St. 40 FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, San Diego 61 Wyoming 58, UC Irvine 48 WOMEN EAST Boston U. 70, Boston College 62 DePaul 78, Princeton 67 Fairfield 53, St. Francis (NY) 30 Lehman 81, Mount St. Vincent 58 Norwich 66, Castleton St. 60 Stonehill 65, Bridgeport 61 Tennessee 67, Rutgers 61 Towson 58, Md.-Eastern Shore 45 Union (NY) 63, Utica 39 SOUTH Fort Valley St. 74, Miles 52 Kentucky Wesleyan 76, Central St. (Ohio) 68 LSU 58, UCLA 41 Newberry 59, St. Leo 46 Nicholls St. 78, Belhaven 60 Presbyterian 92, Columbia (SC) 45 Spalding 72, St. Marys of the Woods 49 MIDWEST Coe 82, Carleton 74 Miami (Ohio) 70, Wright St. 63 Northwestern (Minn.) 69, North Central 62 Ohio 50, Niagara 40 Ohio St. 83, Southern U. 49 Saint Louis 73, Missouri-St. Louis 51 St. Thomas (Minn.) 62, St. Olaf 57 SOUTHWEST Louisiana Tech 69, Arkansas St. 59 Oral Roberts 78, UALR 63 UTEP 74, N. Colorado 51 West Texas A&M 80, Abilene Christian 61 EXHIBITION Macalester 75, St. Catherine 58 J OE K ORNECKI III CorrespondentLECANTO The Lecanto Panthers boys wrestling team defeated the Central Bears of Brooksville, 44-42, on Tuesday night. The Bears (0-1) were competing in their first dual match of the season and had a 42-20 lead, but didnt have the personnel to complete the victory. They had to forfeit the final four matches from the 120to 138-pound weight classes, giving Lecanto (2-5) the narrow victory. Patrick Rizzo wrestled a solid kid coming off an injury, Lecanto head coach Scot Roberts said. Gage Banks wrestled the best match of his career, and Nicholas Noland wrestled well. Banks defeated the Bears Defranco in an intense match to earn the Panthers three points in the 170pound class. Noland pinned Centrals Wilmot in the first period for six team points in the 195-pound class, and Rizzo lost his match to the Bears Cleveland by way of a pin in a tough match that went three periods in the 145-pound class. Lecanto heavyweight Christian Barber pinned his opponent in the first period of his match to earn Lecanto six more points. The Panthers will take to the mat again Jan. 11 when they host Belleview. Lecanto nips short-handed Bears M ICHAEL M AKSYMICZ CorrespondentLECANTO The Lecanto Lady Panthers dominated a young and growing Crystal River Lady Pirates weightlifting team by a decisive margin, 62-27, Tuesday at Lecanto High School. The Pirates came with a limited crew, which hurt their chances overall. Crystal River had no one to compete in the 101-pound weight class, thereby conceding the win to the Panthers Alyssa Arena and second place to Amanda Myers. We are young and are showing continued improvement, Lecanto head coach Bob LeCours said. The attitude is getting stronger, the confidence greater and we are developing a great team attitude. Our depth was a key factor today as the Pirates only had 15 to compete while we dressed 43 girls, he added. In the 110-pound class, the Pirates began to shine with Martina Tafoya capturing first with a total lift of 225 pounds. The Panthers Samantha Ivkovic took second. The 119 class was more of a mix. Lecantos Rachel Smith captured first, while Laynee Nadal of the Pirates took second. In the 129-pound class, the competition was a little tighter. The Pirates Emily Laga captured first with a total lift of 240 pounds, while Dalea Magee took a closer second with a total lift of 230. In the 139-pound class, Breanna Johnson and Samantha Gangi grabbed first and second for the Panthers. The 154-pound class was a similar story as Lecantos Amber Atkinson and Sonja Meigs easily took the top two spots. In the 169-pound class, the Pirates came to life again capturing first with Madison Farriers total lift of 245 pounds. The Panthers Alexis Strickland captured the second spot. In the 183-pound class, Lecantos Melanesia Thomas placed first while Crystal Rivers Alex Poro took second. In the 199-pound class, the Panthers Allison Dostal-Purk and Amanda Gearhart took first and second, but by a small margin. In the unlimited class, Daniella Darling of the Panthers and Crystal Rivers Katie Craycraft were awarded first and second place. Pirates head coach Randy Owens pointed out several of his girls in various weight classes are showing promise and potential. We have the potential of getting to state this year, but right now we are behind the eight ball, Owens said. Since we only brought 15 girls, who work very hard to compete in this sport, it was difficult to go against the Panthers. But we did have some standouts who performed quite well. Next competition for all three county teams will be at the River Ridge Invitational meet Friday at River Ridge High in New Port Richey. Panthers overpower Pirates LHS girls lift more than Crystal River Lecantos winners 120 Christon Caraballo (FF) 126 John Fillinger (FF) 132 Joel Pelton (FF) 138 David Hogan (FF) 152 Nicolai Kortendick (FF) 170 Gage Banks d. Defranco 195 Nicholas Noland d. Wilmot 285 Christian Barber d. Dow Prep sports BRIEFS GIRLS BASKETBALL Lady Canes stay perfect in big winCitrus junior Lindsay Connors poured in 30 points Tuesday night during a 73-39 blasting at Springstead High School in Spring Hill. Shenelle Toxen (13 points), Paige Garvin (10) and Elizabeth Lynch (9) also contributed for the Hurricanes. Citrus (10-0 overall, 4-0 district) welcome Central to Inverness on Friday.Pirates pick up key district win Behind 22 points from sophomore Katelyn Hannigan, Crystal River defeated Hernando 60-42 in district play in Brooksville on Tuesday. Megan Wells added 13 points for the Pirates while Ashley Meiman (10) and Alexis Ulseth (8) also chipped in. Crystal River (6-4, 4-2) plays Lecanto on Jan. 4. Panthers pounce all over South Sumter The Lecanto girls basketball team scored a 59-40 victory at South Sumter in Bushnell on Tuesday. Megan Straight led the Panthers with 18 points and four assists while Marie Buckley added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Paige Richards added 14 points and 3 blocks for Lecanto as teammate Miranda Barber came up with 12 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists. The Panthers (8-2 overall, 5-1 district) play Friday at West Port. BOYS SOCCER Pirates rout South Sumter, 8-0Donnie Dewees netted four goals and added three assists to lead the Crystal River boys soccer team to victory at South Sumter. For the Pirates, Travis Swanson added two goals and an assist while Jimmy Tully and Charlie Moschello each scored once. DJ Layton and Andrew Dyakon each assisted on a goal and the trio of Jerry Crawford, Kyle Kidd and Dewees combined for the shutout in goal for Crystal River. The Pirates (5-5-2 overall, 23-2 district) host Citrus on Friday. From staff reports Crystal Rivers Kaleb McColley fights his way to the net against Hernandos Terrance Owens. DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle DelGuidice Baseball Camp signups now The Key Training Centers Whos On First is accepting signups for the inaugural Nick DelGuidice Winter Baseball Camp. The camp will be from Dec. 19 to 22 at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River. Each day will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Campers signing up by Dec. 12 will pay $65. After that day, the cost will be $70. Lunch will be provided each day. Campers are encouraged to bring their own baseball equipment and wear athletic attire. Nick DelGuidice is a former graduate of Citrus High School and Florida Atlantic University. He plays baseball in the Kansas City Royals minor league system. Instruction from Lake-Sumter Community College Rich Billings and professional coaches will also be featured. For information or to reserve a spot, call (352) 344-0209. Clubs to have Christmas Camps Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County Christmas Camps will be Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, and Jan. 3. Christmas Camp costs $12 per day. Call (352) 621-9225 for more information. From staff reports


Associated Press Toronto Maple Leafs David Steckel, right, watches his shot stopped by Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward during second period of Tuesday nights game in Toronto. The Maples Leafs won 2-1 in overtime. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 B5 T he fourth Junior Circuit Tennis tournament took place last weekend under cloudy but dry skies at Southern Hills Country Club in Brooksville. The event is part of a series of seven tournaments spread out over Citrus and Hernando Counties. The four professionals who coordinate and supervise these tournaments are: Rick Scholl and Steve Barnes from Citrus, Lou Giglio and Judy Jeanette from Hernando. Results from the last event were: High School Boys Division: Final: Chris Rosser def. Mark Mulleavey, 6-0, 6-4. Consolation Final: Marcel Leaman def. Paolo Llagan, 62, 6-1. Middle School Boys Division: Final: Sean Selway def. Coty Willey, 6-1, 6-1. Consolation Final: Brody Summer def. Sammy DeAngelis, 6-2, 6-3. Girls(combined)Division: Final: Mahima Tatam def. Madison Gamble, 6-1, 6-2. Consolation Final: Katy Kolitz def. Anne Marie Halm, 6-4, 7-5. The next tournament is Jan. 7 and 8 at Sugarmill Woods Oak Village Tennis Complex. To register, contact Judy Jeanette at jjeanette3saj@aol.com or go to Facebook under Junior Circuit Tennis. They would love to see you as a friend. Monday Night Ladies Doubles League Results for Dec. 5 are: Brooksville Aces def Pine Ridge, 3-2; Brooksville Kick Butt def. Bicentennial Babes, 4-2. Standings: Pine Ridge, 18; Brooksville Kick Butt, 17; Brooksville Aces, 14; Bicentennial Babes, 9. This league is geared toward the 3.5 and 4.0 female players, who cannot play during the day and dont mind traveling for matches. For more information, contact Vivien Amabile at tonykgbird@aol.com. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles League Results for Dec. 8 are: Bicentennial Babes def. Skyview, 6-3; Skyview Aces def. Pine Ridge Mavericks, 6-4. For information, contact chairwoman Carol Keatts at (352) 382-5280 or ckeatts @aol.com. Citrus County Tuesday Womens Team Tennis League Standings: Riverhaven Reds, 18; Pine Ridge Palominos, 13; Crystal River Chip and Charge, 11; Bicentennial Breakers, 8. This ladies-only league is geared toward players rated 3.0 to 3.5. If interested in playing or being a team captain, call chairperson Candace Charles at (352) 563-5859 or email Candace charles@tampa bay.rr.com. Ladies on the CourtLadies on The Court play at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Le Grone Park courts in Crystal River. Bring a new can of balls and 50 cents and sign up to play two out of three tie-break sets. For more information, contact Barbara Shook at dshook@tampabay.rr.com or (352) 795-0872. Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0/3.5 Tuesday LeagueStandings: Citrus Hills, 22; Riverhaven Ospreys, 20; Sugarmill Woods, 16; Pine Ridge Mustangs, 14; Crystal River, 12; Meadowcrest Aces, 9; Meadowcrest Racquettes, 6. For information, contact new chairperson Luanne Miller at lumiller62@ yahoo.com or (352) 794-7247. The Friday Senior Ladies Doubles 3.0 3.5 League Results for Dec. 9 are: Riverhaven Eagles def. Bicentennial Flyers, 4-2; Citrus Hills Hot Shots def. Meadowcrest Aces, 4-0; Pine Ridge Mustangs def. Sugarmill Shooting Stars, 4-0. For information, contact chairperson Joyce Shiver at (352) 795-1086 or jshiver @tampabay.rr.com.USTA Leagues 6.5 Senior Combo Women: Bicentennial Park def Fort King, 2-1. Record 4-2. Linda Aronhalt/Helen Springer lost, 6-1, 6-0; Linda Martin/Ruth Branson won, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0; Myrth Thomas/Noreen Vicente won, 7-6, 6-4. Skyview lost to Fort King, 2-1. Record 1-5. For information in the District 4 (south), contact Leigh Chak at (352) 5727157 or vacocala@ comcast.net. For information about the Hernando leagues, contact Lou Giglio at (727) 207-4760 or Lou@topseed tennispro.com Tournaments Jan. 7 and 8: Junior Circuit Tournament at Sugarmill Woods. Jan. 14 and 15: Chocolate Bowl at Inverness Golf and Country Club. Jan. 28 and 29: Crystal River Open at Crystal River High School, to benefit local food program. Eric van den Hoogen, Chronicle tennis columnist, can be reached at hoera@juno.com. Junior tennis tournaments continue play Eric van den Hoogen ON COURT Associated PressPISCATAWAY, N.J. Shekinna Stricklen scored 22 points and sixth-ranked Tennessee used a late run to beat No. 11 Rutgers 6761 on Tuesday night. The game featured two Hall of Fame coaches with Pat Summitt and C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers. The long-time friends have combined for nearly 1,950 victories during their illustrious careers. They stand first and third on the womens basketball all-time victory list. Trailing 54-51 with 8:33 left, Tennessee (6-2) scored 13 straight points, holding Rutgers without a point for nearly 8 minutes. Vicki Baugh started the burst with a layup and Meighan Simmons hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Lady Vols a 61-54 lead. Taber Spani hit another 3 with 1:52 left to seal the victory. April Sykes scored a seasonhigh 27 points to lead Rutgers (92), which was looking for its first win over Tennessee since 2004. No. 12 Ohio St. 83, Southern U. 49COLUMBUS, Ohio Tayler Hill had 21 points, four assists and five steals in 29 minutes to lead Ohio State. Hill, who is 11th nationally in scoring at 21.3 points per game, had five steals in the first 15 minutes and converted all of them into layups to help the Buckeyes (9-0) to a 44-24 halftime lead. Samantha Prahalis had 17 points and seven assists for Ohio State. Kendra Coleman had 14 points for Southern (1-5), which has lost five straight. No. 23 DePaul 78, Princeton 67 PRINCETON, N.J. Anna Martin had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead No. 23 DePaul past Princeton 78-67. Keisha Hampton scored 23 points for DePaul (9-2), while Katherine Harry and Brittany Hrynko added 12 apiece. Niveen Rasheed had 23 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Princeton (7-3), which also got 14 points and nine rebounds from Devona Allgood. Kate Miller and Lauren Edwards had 10 points apiece. Princeton got within 46-40, but DePaul responded with an 11-3 run for a 57-43 cushion and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the way.MEN No. 20 Michigan 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50ANN ARBOR, Mich. Freshman Trey Burke scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and No. 20 Michigan went on an early 19-point run en route to a 63-50 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Evan Smotrycz added 16 points for the Wolverines (8-2) and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored eight. Lazabian Jackson scored 23 points for the Golden Lions (1-6). UAPB doesnt have a home game scheduled this season until Jan. 14. Jackson made two 3-pointers to give the Golden Lions a 6-5 lead, but Michigan responded with its 19-0 run and wasnt threatened again. A 3pointer by Stu Douglass put the Wolverines ahead 32-8, and it was 37-17 at halftime. Stricklen leads Tennessee women over Rutgers 67-61 Michigan men beat Arkansas Pine-Bluff Associated PressTORONTO Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Leafs center went to the goal and had an empty net to shoot at when Joffrey Lupuls shot dribbled past Cam Ward. Ward, who made 36 saves, broke his stick on a goal post in frustration after the winning goal. James Reimer finished with 17 saves for the Maple Leafs. It was his first victory since returning to the lineup following six weeks of concussion-like symptoms. Alex Ponikarovsky scored for the Hurricanes. Red Wings 4, Penguins 1 PITTSBURGH Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins. Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third straight. Evgeni Malkin scored his 11th goal of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins went 0 for 4 on the power play and couldnt connect on their few quality chances. Bruins 3, Kings 0BOSTON Brad Marchand scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the season, leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles in the Kings first game under interim coach John Stevens. Rask, the backup for Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy-winner Tim Thomas, made 41 saves to extend his shutout streak to 95 minutes, 10 seconds. Rich Peverley also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who won for the 16th time in 19 games. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings, who lost their fifth consecutive game. Stars 1, Rangers 0 NEW YORK Trevor Daley broke up a scoreless game with 4:59 left, Richard Bachman made 34 saves to win his second straight start, and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday night. It appeared neither team would be able to break through, as few scoring chances were generated during the slogfest that included multiple whistles for icing and offsides. But Daley finally found the net, finishing off a give-and-go play with Mike Ribeiro in the closing minutes. That was enough to give Bachman the win in his second career start. He also beat Los Angeles 2-1 on Sunday at the start of Dallas five-game trip. Henrik Lundqvist was the hard-luck loser despite making 27 saves and shaking off a second-period injury. The Rangers lost for only the third time in 10 games (7-2-1). Flyers 5, Capitals 1 WASHINGTON Scott Hartnell extended his goal-scoring streak to six games, MarcAndre Bourdon got his first NHL goal and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 51 for their sixth straight victory. Philadelphia, which owns the best record in the Eastern Conference, built a 4-0 lead in the second period and coasted to the finish. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 shots, the lone flaw in his performance a tap-in by Jeff Halpern with 6:01 left. Blue Jackets 2, Canucks 1, SO COLUMBUS, Ohio James Wisniewski had the last of Columbus three shootout goals and Steve Mason made several big stops in his first game after a 27-day benching to lead the Blue Jackets over the Vancouver Canucks 2-1. Mason shut out the Canucks for two periods and finished with 30 saves. He stopped one of the two shooters he faced in the shootout while Mark Letestu, Rick Nash and Wisniewski all found the net against Roberto Luongo. Jeff Carter had the Blue Jackets power-play goal in the first period off assists from Wisniewski and Letestu. Maxim Lapierre scored for the Canucks, who had won four in a row, nine of 10 and their last five on the road. Senators 3, Sabres 2, OTBUFFALO, N.Y. Jared Cowen scored 45 seconds into overtime, giving the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Cowen pinched into the slot and redirected a pass from Erik Karlsson in the right corner. Milan Michalek and Peter Regin also scored for Ottawa, which came back after trailing 2-1 in the first period. Michalek, who leads the NHL with 19 goals, left the game with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period after colliding with Karlsson. Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots. Ryan Miller made a seasonhigh 41 saves for the Sabres, who dropped to 2-5-3 in their last 10 home games. Paul Szczechura and Tyler Ennis scored for Buffalo. Devils 3, Panthers 2, SO SUNRISE Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur stopped both Florida attempts to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night. Elias and Zach Parise had the New Jersey goals in regulation. Brodeur made 24 saves to help the Devils rally from a twogoal deficit for their fourth win in five games. Kris Versteeg scored twice for Florida, which dropped its third straight. Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots. Canadiens 5, Islanders 3 MONTREAL Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a twogoal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 Tuesday night. Nokelainen drove a slap shot past Al Montoya from the right point for the tiebreaking goal moments after Montreal squandered a 3-1 advantage. Hal Gill added an empty-netter in the final minute. Andrei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche scored in the first period for Montreal, and Erik Cole extended the margin to two goals 31 seconds into the third. Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who won for just the fifth time in 13 home games to end a four-game skid at the Bell Centre (0-1-3). Matt Moulson scored in the first period for the Islanders and they tied the score in the third on goals by Josh Bailey and John Tavares. Last-second victory Maple Leafs slip by Canes in overtime NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2919734110682 N.Y. Rangers281774388361 Pittsburgh3117104389579 New Jersey3016131337986 N.Y. Islanders289136246593 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston291991399759 Toronto3016113359395 Buffalo3015123338182 Montreal3113117337980 Ottawa31141343294107 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida311696388480 Washington2915131318994 Winnipeg2913124308292 Tampa Bay30121622679101 Carolina3291852380110 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago301884409992 Detroit291991399363 St. Louis291793377162 Nashville3015114347980 Columbus3091742273100 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota302073437964 Vancouver3018102389873 Edmonton3014133318380 Calgary3014142307482 Colorado3013161277891 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2917111357478 Phoenix2915113337776 San Jose2715102327564 Los Angeles3013134306570 Anaheim298165216795 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 4 Tuesdays Games Columbus 2, Vancouver 1, SO New Jersey 3, Florida 2, SO Boston 3, Los Angeles 0 Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2, OT Toronto 2, Carolina 1, OT Dallas 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 1 Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Nashville 2, Calgary 1 Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Associated Press Tennessees Cierra Burdick grabs the ball in front of Rutgers Betnijah Laney during Tuesdays game in Piscataway, N.J. Tennessee won 67-61.


Simmons alleged hacker charged LOS ANGELES A man affiliated with the Anonymous hacking group was arrested Tuesday on federal charges for an attack on a website belonging to Kiss bassist Gene Simmons authorities said. Kevin Poe of Connecticut, made his initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, and was released on $10,000 bond. An email message left for deputy federal public defender Deirdre Murray was not immediately returned. Poe was indicted in Los Angeles on two counts: conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted of both, he faces up to 15 years in prison. Poe and others linked to Anonymous conducted a denial of service attack over a five-day period last October against Simmons computer systems, sending tens of thousands of electronic requests designed to overload the server and render www.Gene Simmons.com useless. Poe used a computer program favored by Anonymous that sends extremely large requests over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a target computer, according to the indictment. Authorities didnt say why Simmons was targeted, but he made recent comments against copyright infringement at a convention in France.Oprah promises return to Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Oprah Winfreys trip to Haiti included dinner with the countrys president. Winfrey told reporters she dined with President Michel Martelly and his wife, Sophia The president previously said he hoped the television personality would be a goodwill ambassador for Haiti. Winfrey said no formal role was discussed but he made her promise to return to Haiti and she did. She spoke Tuesday as she visited Caribbean Craft, a well-known business that produces carnival masks, sculptures and paintings for export. The business received a loan through a program launched earlier this year by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and has had success reaching high-end customers. Winfrey said she will be featuring the venture in a program about Haiti on her Oprah Winfrey Network. Associated PressLOS ANGELES Neil Diamond has been a hit maker for more than four decades, but the 70-year-old singer-songwriter said when hes alone in his studio, he sometimes wonders who will hear his music. The answer, of course, is almost everyone, as evidenced by a stellar year that saw the Sweet Caroline singer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, become a Kennedy Center Honoree, earn his 13th Grammy nod and release a career-spanning collection of greatest hits. The Very Best of Neil Diamond, featuring 23 songs, was released last week, just after he returned from the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., where he shook hands with President Barack Obama. Diamond is planning a North American tour to support the album next year, and hes also planning to marry his love, Katie McNeil. Diamond said 2011 has definitely been one of the best years ever. Still soaring from the Kennedy Center celebration, he talked with The Associated Press about his new bride and his banner year. Q : What were the Kennedy Center Honors like? (The ceremony will air as a special on CBS on Dec. 27.) A : It was like a fairy tale, really, because the White House is really done up for Christmas and I got the chance to bring my kids with me and three of my older grandkids, who all had the chance to say hello to the President and Mrs. Obama, and they were of course thrilled. That was, to me, the best part of it being able to share it with them. It was a grueling gauntlet of praise and adulation and Im going to have to work extra hard on this upcoming tour to feel as though I deserve it. Q : What inspired you to release a career-spanning collection? A : I dont think Ive ever had the original studio recordings of these songs all together on one disc. ... Its like a Fellini party for me. I know all the names and places. I have recollections about each of these songs, I was able to write them down and include them in the little booklet that comes with the CD, and it was like old home week for me. ... It was all the warm things that you would expect when you make a connection to something from your past thats very pure and direct and unaltered. Thats what this entire album is all about and I love it for that reason. Q : You announced that your 2012 tour will feature your classic hits. How do you bring energy to these songs youve performed thousands of times? A : Ive never, never just gone out and sung a song. I go out and try and breathe life into an original creation and I try to do it every night, and I think thats what it takes. Theres no point in doing it if you cant create some kind of a moment, a very special moment of connection between the audience and the performance, and thats what I go for. ... My audience has been so loyal and so warm and giving to me over the years that Id have to be cruel and heartless not to want to give at least as much back to them, and I do. Q : Congratulations on your engagement. What can you share about it? A : Its great to be in love again. Its definitely a positive and inspirational place to be. Im lucky enough to have a wonderful gal and I talked her into marrying me and Ill try to make it the right decision for her. I think shes just terrific. And of course life thats led alone and in a solitary way is life thats only half lived. And I refuse to accept living only half a life. I want to share it with someone and Ive been blessed to find this beautiful person to share my life with, so Im a happy guy. Im walking around with a smile on my face 24-7. Singers sparkling year Birthday : In the coming months, the basic qualities of leadership you possess will be polished and enhanced. As others start to notice, supporters from both your business and social worlds will begin to edge you to the front ranks. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Keep faith in yourself and your ideas, even if others are not fully in accord. Chances are, it wont be you who is off track, but your boorish associates. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If you know you lack the necessary knowledge concerning a commercial involvement, dont hesitate to rely on a trustworthy associate. They will guide you through the maze. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Thankfully, fairness and tact are your two greatest assets. Once others see that you are not trying to put anything over on them, they will treat you fairly in turn. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Conditions in general look to be extremely favorable where your work or career is concerned. Keep performing to the best of your abilities, because your efforts are being noticed. Aries (March 21-April 19) Yield to your need to spend some relaxing time with good friends and fun companions. You dont have to penalize your budget to do so an inexpensive get-together will suffice. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Allocate a reasonable amount of time to tending to the needs of those you love. If you do so purely from your hearts desire, itll be extremely fulfilling for everyone. Gemini (May 21-June 20) There are a couple of dynamic forces at work within you that could yield you much success. One is the abundance of bright ideas youll get, and the other is how you implement them. Cancer (June 21-July 22) It is admirable how generous you are with your resources. Youll not only spend them on things you want, but also put them toward supplying pleasure for others as well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Because your showmanship qualities will be very much in evidence, everything you do will carry a flair for the dramatic and even attract an audience. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Youll sense that in order to be effective, it will be best to keep a low profile. Thus, you will likely choose to operate in the background, planting your ideas in the minds of associates. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Maintain a positive attitude and a victors vision, and all the dealings you have with large groups or corporations will come off as well as you hoped they would. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) The itchy feeling dogging your heels that life has been conspiring against you will finally fade. Freed from the burden of your own spurious premonitions, youll begin to make slow but definite improvements. From wire reports Oprah Winfrey Gene Simmons Today in HISTORY MONDAY, DEC. 12 Fantasy 5: 16 20 25 27 35 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5253$555 3-of-57,772$24.50 SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Fantasy 5: 9 19 29 32 33 5-of-52 winners$89,563.96 4-of-5285$101 3-of-57,698$10.50 SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Powerball: 4 19 33 41 59 Powerball: 9 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-53 winners$200,000 No Florida winners Lotto: 3 19 22 28 34 37 6-of-6No winner 5-of-662$3,846.50 4-of-63,026$66 3-of-658,186$5 Fantasy 5: 6 19 28 31 33 5-of-52 winners$136,402.63 4-of-5331$132.50 3-of-511,010 $11 Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2011. There are 17 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a British expedition led by Robert F. Scott. On this date: In 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67. In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. In 1861, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, died at Windsor Castle at age 42. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York. In 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it had seized from Syria in 1967. In 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world. Ten years ago: Hundreds of U.S. Marines occupied the Kandahar airport, carefully picking through unexploded weaponry and debris left by the Taliban as the U.S. military relocated its main base in southern Afghanistan Five years ago: A British police inquiry concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, in a 1997 Paris car crash were a tragic accident, and that allegations of a murder conspiracy were unfounded. One year ago: Gunman Clay A. Duke fired at school board members in Panama City, Fla., but hit no one before fatally shooting himself. Todays Birthdays: Jazz musician Clark Terry is 91. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 80. Actor Hal Williams is 73. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 65. Actress Patty Duke is 65. Pop singer Joyce VincentWilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 65. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 62. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 62. Actor-comedian T.K. Carter is 55. Thought for Today: The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Paul Valery, French philosopher (1871-1945). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call 850-487-7777. Theater REVIEW Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 H ILLEL I TALIE AP National WriterNEW YORK This years Radio City Christmas Spectacular gets straight to the point: No organ overtures or speeches. Instead, the curtain rises to the sights and sounds of the Rockettes as reindeer, the opening of an efficient 90minute show. Charles Edward Hall, in his 25th year as Santa, again presides, comfortably in character with his padded costume and cushiony voice, his chuckle warm as ever as he declares and hes probably lost count how many times hes said it that the Christmas spirit keeps getting better and better. Director-choreographer Linda Haberman has made a few changes, but kept in most of the musical numbers that kids and grownups count on: The Nutcracker minisuite, a bit mellow for the grandeur of Radio City Music Hall; the long, creaking collapse of the Rockettes as wooden soldiers, with the clever touch of a pillow placed at the end of the line; the Rockettes waving from a double-decker tourist bus; a stageful of Santas, in the flesh and reproduced on screen, for Here Comes Santa Claus. The show is adjusted for the 21st century through a 3D action video in which Rockettes kick off against the gift-grabbing Humbugs. Santas workshop also has a new look, but one fitted for the past, an industrial age assembly that reminds you of Charlie Chaplins Modern Times (or the set for Wheel of Fortune). Santa is the host, but the recession is an unacknowledged guest. The mood on stage seems more one of resilience grinning through hard times than of celebration. The music sounds so locked in and mechanical, as if pre-recorded, that its a surprise to see the orchestra emerge from below near the end. This year, a mother frantic to get her daughter a Jumping Jasmine doll finds a friend in Santa, who hurries them off to the workshop. Presents are handed out, but Santa reminds his visitors that the real gift of Christmas comes from the inside. The words were warmly received at a recent performance, perhaps by parents who stretched their budget to buy tickets, or were rehearsing the line as they prepared to face the souvenir stands in the Radio City lobby. The Spectacular continues at Radio City through Jan. 2. Radio City show efficient, crowd-pleasing C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press Singer Neil Diamond arrives at the Nov. 11 premiere of Jack and Jill in Los Angeles. Diamond, a recent recipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, just released a greatest-hits collection and announced a 2012 North American tour. Neil Diamond discusses new CD & his best year yet Associated Press The Rockettes perform in the RadioCity Christmas Spectacular at RadioCity Music Hall in New York, which runs through Jan. 2. Holiday spectacular works the basics


E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Toymakers turn tablets into playthings for kids Associated PressNEW YORK Make room in the toy box for the iPad. Crayola allows tots to doodle on the iPad using its iMarker just as they would a crayon on a coloring book. Tweens are able to belt out their favorite Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez tunes on a Disney microphone that turns the tablet into a karaoke machine. And technology accessories company Griffin enables teens to fly its toy helicopter by using the iPhone as a remote control. This holiday season, toymakers have turned Apple Inc.s pricey tablet and smartphone into playthings for kids. They figure in this weak economy, parents will be willing to splurge on toys for their children that utilize devices they already have or want themselves. Tiffany Fessler of Gainsville, Ga., certainly was willing to do that even though when she initially bought her $829 iPad, she never imagined shed be sharing it with her 20month-old son. But whenever she sat down to check emails on the iPad, hed climb into her lap wanting to use it. So Fessler decided to get him the $29.99 Crayola iMarker, which transforms the iPad into a digital coloring book using a Crayolas free ColorStudio HD application that parents can download. Kids can draw and color using the iMarker, which has a soft tip so it doesnt scratch the tablets glass screen. When you have a screaming toddler in a restaurant or any public area, you want to have something to calm him iPads become childs play See iTOYS / Page C3 Associated Press After slipping an iPhone or iPad touch on top of the AppBlaster, a $19.99 plastic gun for children older than 8, the gun can shoot at aliens that pop up on the screen. Reading, writing and rhythm Country singer stresses importance of basic building blocks M ATTHEWB ECK ChronicleStudents at Rock Crusher Elementary School were treated to a musical performance from Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson on Thursday and were offered real-life lessons on the importance of reading and writing. The musician, a resident of Jupiter, was in town to open for country music artist Justin Moore at Rock Crusher Canyon on Friday night. Through a connection with Huntin is Good, Jackson was invited to get acquainted with the children. Sitting on the schools stage in the cafeteria, he paused between songs to express the importance of educations most basic building blocks. For me, as a songwriter, reading and writing is a very important part of my career. You have to be able to spell, he said with a chuckle. The Army veteran turned professional musician also gave the children a chance to win items like guitar picks with his logo and publicity photographs that he signed for the youngsters. Children patiently waited in line to have a few seconds of face time with him. Students also had a chance to ask questions that were videotaped and played on a monitor. John Weed has been the Rock Crusher Elementary School principal for four years and said finding new ways to stress the importance of reading and writing is paramount in education. Were always looking for creative ways to grab our students attention, to get them interested in writing and reading. Being able to bring Tom into the school enhances that ability, he said. It gives us a chance to really show kids theres more to writing than having to sit down and write an essay for state-mandated tests. There are other avenues and other options to use those skills. And what better way to do that than a performance of music that the kids can all relate to? Jackson is working on a follow-up album to his 2008 release, Southern Thang, entitled Keep it Country. For more information on Jackson and to follow him on his social media sites, go to www.tomjacksons band.com. Chronicle staff writer Matthew Beck can be reached at 352-564-2919 or mbeck@chronicleonline.com. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle TOP: Country singer Tom Jackson signs autographs Thursday afternoon for students at Rock Crusher Elementary School after finishing a musical performance. LEFT: Jackson shares the stage with Colton Antill, 10, a fourthgrade student at Rock Crusher Elementary. The musician, who lives in Jupiter, was in town for a concert at Rock Crusher Canyon. LHS club gathers textbooks for needy I t is the Christmas season the season to give. Lecanto High School has many different clubs whose goal is to give back to the community. One of our newer clubs is called Page of Hope, which was started by an enterprising young man named Francis Torralba. At the end of his sophomore year, Francis was brainstorming for a service project that would fulfill his International Baccalaureate (IB) requirements. Born in Tagbilaran, Bohol, in the Philippines and having lived there until 2005, Francis recalled the struggle many Filipino children have when it comes to education. After all, Francis never read a single novel (because there were none) until he came to America. From these recollections, Francis had an idea. Why not gather out-of-date/unused textbooks or novels and send them to schools that desperately needed them. Having an idea is one thing; putting that idea into action was quite another. The first step Francis took was to get other students involved; his friends Kaitlin Beranek, Sarah Wilker and Emily King quickly jumped on board. Next, Francis had to find a sponsor for this club. When LHS math teacher Dan Carella heard about the idea, he stepped in to fill that role: the Page of Hope club was born. After a few months and with books trickling in, the club had to decide which school to send these books to. During his summer trip back to the Philippines, Francis visited several schools near where his grandparents live in Bohol province. He finally found a school that was perfect Darrick Buettner GUEST COLUMNN See BOOKS / Page C3 Students raise trout in Georgia classrooms ERIN FRANCE Athens Banner-Herald ATHENS, Ga. BurneyHarris-Lyons Middle School students in Melissa Pauls class are used to hands-on projects; class lessons have included raising chickens, growing poinsettias and making cheese. Last week, students were introduced to their newest experiment: raising trout from tiny eggs. Whats interesting to me is to ... see how the life cycles going to be, said eighth-grader Datalion Terrell. The 70-gallon tank and more than 500 trout eggs came from the Athensarea chapter of Trout Unlimited, said Ken Calkin. He is a member of the nonprofit group that dedicates time to the conservation of and education about the cold streams and rivers that make up trout habitats. Its primarily to get kids aware and interested in cold-water conservation and (making) them aware of what fish are about, Calkin said. This is the fourth year that the Athens-area group has helped local schools bring trout into the classroom, he said. Another group of trout eggs went to a classroom at Winder-Barrow Middle School, Calkin said. Trout eggs need lower temperatures than other fish about 50 degrees so each classroom tank also includes a chiller. Students will check the temperature and acidity of the water in the tank every day, Paul said. Were trying to simulate See TROUT / Page C3 ... reading and writing is a very important part of my career. 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C2 W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 1ST SESSION READING ROCKS WINNERS! Reading Rocks is a special program sponsored by and the to promote reading within the countys third grade elementary school classes. A $50 prize is awarded quarterly to the third grade class in each school that reads the most books. A grand prize will be awarded for the school with the highest percentage of books read during the program. For more information, call 352-637-5191.


E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 2011 C3 down with, says Fessler, 39. This is just another way to keep him entertained. That the iPad and iPhone have infiltrated the $22 billion toy market this season is no surprise. Smartphones and tablets particularly Apple products are more popular than ever with people of all ages. This year, Apple is expected to double the number of iPhones sold to 90.6 million worldwide, according to research firm Gartner, while the number of iPads sold is expected to triple to 46.7 million. And Apple products have a certain cool factor with kids that toy companies, which can make up to half of their revenue during the holidays, are hoping to tap into. In fact, the iPad and iPhone are among the most coveted electronics this holiday season among kids. About 44 percent of 6to 12year-olds want the iPad this year, according to a survey by research firm Nielsen. The iPod touch came in the No. 2 spot with 30 percent, followed by the iPhone at 27 percent. Not to mention, anyone whos a parent knows all too well that babies and older kids alike love to fiddle with or drool all over mommys iPad. Nearly 40 percent of 2to 4-year-olds have used a smartphone, iPad or video iPod, according to a survey by nonprofit group Common Sense Media. That number rises to 52 percent for 5to8 year olds. And even 10 percent of infants have used one of the devices before their first birthday. Its mostly something for kids to use in the car or at the doctors office, says Chris Baynes, a toy analyst. Its a way to get the kid to be quiet. With that in mind, Crayola teamed up with Nashville, Tenn.-based Griffin Technology, which is mostly known for selling iPhone and iPad cases and car chargers, to make the iMarker and the ColorStudio HD app for kids. The iMarker, which is like a stylus that resembles a Crayola marker, is targeted at children ages three and up. Regardless of who they buy it for, once it is in the household, we know that kids use it, says Vicky Lozano, vice president of marketing at Crayola, which makes the iMarker. Other toy makers also have gotten into the game: Griffins $49.99 remotecontrolled toy helicopter is aimed at teens over 14. Called the HELO TC, it flies using a device that plugs into an iPhone, iPad or iPod. A free app turns the touchscreen of the devices into a cockpit that controls the helicopter. Mattel Inc.s FisherPrice unit is selling The Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case aimed at babies for $15. The case locks the iPhone into a colorful, easyto-grab case that looks like a big round rattle. The case stops babies from making unwanted calls and protects the iPhone from something else: drool. Parents can open up three free apps that play music, read words aloud and count numbers. The company plans to release an iPad version of the case this spring. Disney has three offerings. The Disney Spotlight microphone, which is $69.99 or $99.99 for a wireless version, plugs into the iPad and allows kids to sing along to Disney songs from shows such as Hannah Montana or to their own music and record their own music video. Disneys $79.99 AppClix digital camera enables kids to upload their pictures to an iPad and a free app allows them add Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck into the photos. And Disney teamed up with Canadian toy maker Spin Master to create Appmates, a toy car based on the characters from the companys Cars 2 animated movie. One car sells for $12.99 while a two-pack goes for $19.99. Using a free app, kids can drive on different courses by moving the car across the iPad screen. Spin Master, which makes toys such as Air Hogs and Bakugan, started a new line this year of toys for the iPad and iPhone called AppFininity. Its first toy in the line is the $19.99 AppBlaster, a plastic gun for kids over age eight. After slipping an iPhone or iPad touch on top of the AppBlaster, kids can shoot at aliens that pop up on the screen. Analysts say these toys are just the beginning of a new niche for toy makers. Indeed, most of the companies say they plan to roll out more products for smartphones and tablets including some that use Google Inc.s Android software next year. I think its going to be a growing segment, says Jim Silver, editor-in-chief at toy review website TimeToPlaymag.com. Next year, there will be even more (products) than you can possibly imagine. nature, she told her class. After the fish break out of their eggs and mature, theyll be released into nearby streams and rivers. I just think its cool to raise the trout and then release them into the wild, said student Garrett Holland. Learning about how fish live is interesting and having live examples makes it even better, Holland said. Trout Unlimited already has the state Department of Natural Resources permission to release the trout in area waterways, Calkin said. Some of them may even survive, so one of us may catch it in the future, he said. iTOYS Continued from Page C1 TROUT Continued from Page C1 Associated Press Tavolzio Skelton, top, watches Maurice Elam scoop trout eggs from an aquarium at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School on Friday in Athens, Ga. for his club: Camaya-an National High School in the town of Loboc. Upon his return to LHS for his junior year, Francis and his club continued collecting books. However, an unplanned issue came up: how to pay for the shipping costs. No problem! Have a few car washes. With money for shipment, the club had come full circle. Page of Hope has now been in existence at LHS for over a year and has made two shipments of books to Camaya-an. Sending books overseas is wonderful, but Francis realized that many people in Florida need help too. So the club decided to expand and donate books to the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services Youth and Family Refugee Program. They have already shipped four bins of books to this group. Upon graduation, Francis plans to attend USF and major in nursing. Before then, there are still more books to collect. If you would like to help Francis and the Page of Hope at Lecanto High School, please email him at torralba.francisrolfe.lhs2012@ gmail.com to get involved. Darrick Buettner is the IB coordinator at Lecanto High School. BOOKS Continued from Page C1 Special to the Chronicle Lecanto High School student Francis Torralba organized an effort to send used books to the Philippines. Associated Press Disney AppMates is a toy car based on the characters from the companys Cars 2 animated movie. One car sells for $12.99 while a two-pack goes for $19.99. 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S CHOLARSHIPSANDCONTESTS The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch campus of Miami International University of Art & Design is sponsoring The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition 2012 Teens who are looking for an outlet to express their love of style are encouraged to unleash their creativity and submit an entry to The Art Institute of Tampa for an opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship. Entries must be postmarked by January 20, 2012. The competition at The Art Institute of Tampa will accept entries in the Fashion Marketing and Merchandising and Retail Management category. The local winner will earn a $3,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Tampa and compete nationally in the same category. The Art Institute of Tampa does not offer Fashion Design and so cannot accept entries in that category. To learn more about The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition and see complete rules, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passion4 fashion. The Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart announces two scholarship opportunities for college-bound students Chapter 776s College of Central Florida (CF) Endowed Scholarship and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship for Academic Year 2012-13. Chapter 776 Scholarship: Chapter 776s CF Endowed Scholarship for Academic Year 2012/2013 awards up to $500 to an applicant accepted or enrolled at CF as a full time student (12 or more semester credit hours). Chapter 776 scholarship information and application can be obtained at www.citruspurpleheart.org or by calling (352) 382-3847. Chapter 776 must receive scholarship applications no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2012. MOPH Scholarship: The MOPH Scholarship for Academic Year 201213 awards $3,000 to a member of the MOPH; a spouse or widow of a MOPH member ora veteran killed in action or died of wounds; a direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, great-grandchild) of a MOPH member or of a veteran killed in action or died of wounds before having the opportunity to become a MOPH member. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be accepted or enrolled as a full time student (12 semester credit hours or 18 quarter hours) at a U.S. college or trade school and have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 grading system. Scholarship applications must be received at MOPH headquarters in Springfield, Virginia no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012. MOPH scholarship information and application can be obtained by visiting the MOPH website at www.purple heart.org and clicking on programs and then scholarships. American Legion Post 155 has been running its Oratorical Contests in Citrus County area high schools since 1950. Information packets with rules and entry forms for The American Legion Oratorical Contest have been given to the guidance counselors of Crystal River, Lecanto and Seven Rivers Christian High Schools. All high school students (no matter what grade) public, private or home-schooled children are eligible to enter. Scholarships are awarded the winning contestants ranging from $100 to $18,000. The contest consists of an eightto 10-minute prepared oration on some phase of the Constitution of the United States and a threeto five-minute assigned topic discourse on a particular article or amendment. Each year, American Legion Post 155 does this contest; in 2009, Ben Ferrone of Homosassa went on to win the Department of Florida contest and took third place in the national contest and won an accumulative total of $18,500 in American Legion scholarship money. The purpose of the American Legions High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution. Other objectives include development of leadership qualities, ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship. For more about scholarships, including grants, visit www.NeedA Lift.org (College Financial Aid Handbook). The American Legion puts out the book to educate students on educational opportunities, scholarships, grants, student loans, careers and employment. The latest downloadable copy of the book, now in its 61st year of publication, is available on the website. Copies are also at county and school libraries. More information and entry forms are available by calling Oratorical Contest coordinator Larry White at 352249-7663. The Citrus Community Concert Choir Inc. is now accepting applications for its 2012 scholarship award of $1500.00. Application is open to graduating high school seniors or enrolled college students and residents of Citrus County, or children of Citrus County residents. Past and present choir members and relatives of choir members are also eligible. Applicantsmay obtainscholarship qualifications and application forms from their school guidance counselors or online at citruschoir.com Completed applications must be received no later than April 30, 2012. The Fleet Reserve Association National Committee on AmericanismPatriotism is sponsoring an annual Americanism Essay Contest based on this years theme, What Memorial Day Means To Me. The contest includes a Grand National Prize of a $10,000 U.S. savings bond, with $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 savings bonds awarded to the first-, secondand third-place winners in each grade category. All regional winners are judged at the national level and receive a certificate of recognition. Other prizes are awarded at the branch and regional levels. FRAs essay contest is open to all students grades seven through 12 (including those who are homeschooled). Students attending grades seven through 12 can contact their guidance counselor. Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member in good standing or by a currently chartered branch or unit. The local contact is Bob Huscher, chairman, FRA Br. 186. Call 352-344-0727. All entries must be submitted by Dec. 1 or sooner to Huscher or to the local school representative. U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institutes sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest The Being an American Essay Contest explores the Founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and Founding principles. The 2011-12 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. Students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty? The top three student winners from each of the five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place), and $250 (third place). Teacher sponsors for each student winner will also receive a cash prize of $100. Further information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, founders and the founding principles are available at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/Contest. Citrus Macintosh Users Group announces the deadline for the clubs 2011-12 scholarship application is Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. This year, CMUG is prepared to award scholarships, minimum of $500 each, to graduating seniors one per school at Citrus, Lecanto and Crystal River high schools. Academy of Environmental Science seniors, including home-schooled students attending the academy, will compete with applicants from their home district. Students interested in applying should get applications from their school guidance department. For more information, call Buzz Fredrickson at 352-341-4392. Your child may be eligible for a wonderful opportunity a Take Stock in Children college scholarship Take Stock in Children is a program that helps economically disadvantaged students and their families realize their dream of sending their child to college. To be considered for a scholarship, your child must be in public school in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade, meet the financial eligibility requirements, agree to remain drugand alcohol-free and get good grades. Take Stock in Children scholarships are provided through the Florida Prepaid Foundation. Applications are now available. To obtain more information about the program, call 352 344-0855. The College of Central Florida is now awarding dozens of scholarships to qualifying students interested in taking honors classes at the Citrus campus this fall semester. A major component of CFs Honors Institute, the Community of Scholars Honors Program offers incoming high school graduates two-year tuition scholarships, currently valued at $3,000 per academic year, while offering partial scholarships to those who are currently attending CF. Students in the honors program are free to pursue the degree option of their choosing at CF, with the scholarship requirement being successful participation in a limited number of honors level classes that also serve to fulfill degree requirements. Students may also take classes at any of the CF locations each term, and are not bound to enrolling only in classes offered at the Citrus Campus. Besides financial benefits, the Community of Scholars offers members priority registration each term. Typically, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 is needed to qualify for the Community of Scholars, although applications for those with a slightly lower GPA may be considered is some cases. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should call Dr. June Hall at (352) 746-6721. Oratorical scholarship contest. All high school students are eligible to enter. Scholarships awarded to winning contestants range from $100 to $18,000. The contest consists of an eightto 10-minute prepared oration on some phase of the Constitution of The United States and a threeto five-minute assigned topic discourse on a particular article or amendment. Most all American Legion Posts participate in this program, and additional information and entry forms are available through American Legion Post No. 155 Oratorical Contest coordinator Jack Marchitto, who can be reached at (352) 628-9843, or American Legion Post No. 155 Commander Jay Conti Sr., who can be reached at (352) 7956526. You can also see your guidance counselor for more details. C LASSESANDCOURSESFor information about outdoors and recreational classes in Citrus County, see the Sunday sports section of the Chronicle. The College of Central Florida Citrus Campus will offer a variety of creative art courses in January. Classes will meet at Cubbys Art Studio, 1065 N. Paul Drive in Inverness. Introduction to Glass Fusing will be offered Tuesdays, Jan. 10 to 31, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $79. Students will learn types of glass, layering, and how to decorate and fire pieces. Make a sun-catcher and a fused glass bowl or plate. Introduction to Mosaics will be offered Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will work with glass mosaics and apply them to a cement stepping stone; they will learn everything needed to create projects at home. The fee is $50. Stained Glass, Beginner/Advanced will be offered Thursdays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Students will learn the copper foil method of stained glass and will start with a sun-catcher or a small panel. The fee is $79. To register or for information on other noncredit courses, call 352-2491210 or visit CFItraining.cf.edu. The college will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 2 for winter break. The College of Central Florida will offer Keyboarding Fundamentals at the Citrus Campus in January. The course will meet Fridays, Jan. 13 to 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Dorothea G. Jerome Building, Room 201B, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. The course fee is $45. The course is for beginning typists who want to move from four-finger typing to full-blown touch typing. Students should have access to a computer with Internet access for practicing lessons between classes. To register or for information on other noncredit courses, call 352-2491210 or visit the Citrus Campus. The college will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 2 for winter break. Register online any time at CFItraining.cf.edu. The Art of Calligraphy art class is offered every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Garden Shed, 2423 S. Rockcrusher Road., Homosassa. Call Louise at 352-503-7063 for more information. See CHALK / Page C6 Special to the Chronicle Seven Rivers Christian High School Honor Society recently hosted a clothing drive for Daystar. The drive collected a sizeable amount of items, said Denise Kennard, executive director of Daystar. From left, are: Olivia Huegel and her sister Emily, and Denise Kennard.


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