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: 01-03-2012
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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JANUARY 3, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 149 50 CITRUS COUNTY Coach fired: Bucs send Raheem Morris packing /B1 INDEX Comics . . . . .C7 Community . . . .C5 Crossword . . . .C6 Editorial . . . . .A6 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A5 Classifieds . . . .C8 TV Listings . . . .C6 TUESDAYHIGH 48 LOW 20 Sunny and cool. Hard freeze watch in effect tonight. PAGE A4 TODAY & Wednesday morning SO YOU KNOW Stock markets were closed Monday in observance of New Years. Look for Tuesdays market listings in Wednesdays Chronicle COMING UP: New Jan. 8 The Viewfinder returns to book format with more grids and more content!/ Sunday, Jan. 8 HEALTH & LIFE: New drugMilitary deals with alternative to marijuana that can cause days of hallucinations./ Page C1 ASK THE EXPERTS: Health & Life Doctors Bennett, Gandhi, Grillo and Vascimini share their expertise./ Page C1 www.chronicleonline.com Associated PressDAVENPORT, Iowa Challenging Mitt Romney one day before the lead-off presidential caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday implored legions of undecided voters to not settle for someone as your nominee who might be able to win the election but it might be a pyrrhic victory that comes at too great a cost. On the final full day of campaigning before Tuesdays contest, Romney the GOP front-runner in Iowa and nationally faced a suddenly rising Santorum, an unpredictable Ron Paul factor and the challenge of winning over on-the-fence voters in a Rick Santorum Mitt Romney Rick Perry Ron Paul Jon Huntsman Newt Gingrich Michele Bachmann GOP hopefuls face first test today Iowa caucuses kick off 2012 W.H. scramble See IOWA / Page A4 N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff Writer FLORAL CITYW hat gold did for California in the mid-1800s, phosphate did for Central Florida in the late 1800s to early 1900s especially in Floral City. Continuing through June, phosphate is featured and celebrated as Floridas Gold Rush in an exhibit at the Floral City Heritage Museum, 8394 E. Orange Ave., Floral City. Phosphate, at the turn of the 20th century hard-rock phosphate was deemed by the state to be greater than the gold discovery in California, said Frank Peters, Floral City Heritage Council chairman. Phosphate was discovered in our area in 1889 by Albertus Vogt, who discovered it on his property in Dunnellon, Peters said. That started the phosphate boom. Phosphate deposits ran from Alachua County to Hernando County and into Pasco County. Of the area, and especially of the geographic concentration of mines, Floral City was at the center and became the administrative center of the phosphate mining activity. Thats why we have this beautiful historic district and beautiful homes, said heritage council member Tom Ritchie. A lot of the wealth came here, and at that time Floral City was state-of-the-art technology electricity, telephones. At that time, citrus was the big money-maker of the area until the big freeze of 1895-96. But because that was also the time of the booming phosphate mining, Floral City was saved from extinction and actually thrived. Also, the railroad had come to the area, adding to the wealth. The population then was estimated to have been about 10,000, making Floral City more populated than Miami at the time. It was a transient population, Peters said. When mining first started, it was all done by hand with pick and shovel, and the only way you could do this terrible work under terrible conditions was to bring (men) in, from Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama. Tent cities were created all over Holder, Hernando, Felicia, which Phosphate: Floridas gold Exhibit looks at minings boom years Floral City Heritage Council/Special to the Chronicle This photo from the Crossbend Phosphate & Land Company in Inverness show the conditions endured by phosphate miners in the Citrus County area. Doug Welin shows a Georgia Buggy he made for the Floral City Museums phosphate mining exhibit. The Georgia Buggy was perfect for mining phosphate, because the design allowed the rock to be dumped from the side of the buggy onto a conveyor belt so the rocks could be crushed. DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle WHAT: Phosphate: Floridas Gold Rush display. WHERE: Floral City Heritage Museum, 8394 E. Orange Ave., Floral City. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For special requests for tours or off-hours visits, call 352-860-0101. See BOOM / Page A2 N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterINVERNESS Karen Dixon-Pulcini is the person who gets things done. As her friend Bonnie Peterson describes her, She lights up a room. She brings you in and makes you feel welcome. Shell do anything for anyone and has done a lot for others. Both she and (her husband) Walt are such giving people. But now the tables are turned, and Dixon-Pulcini is the one who needs help. After dealing with Type I diabetes since age 21, Dixon-Pulcini is now legally blind and her kidneys are failing. Nearly three years ago, she was forced to leave her job with Workforce Connection because of her health, causing her to lose her health insurance. This week she will have a catheter inserted to begin dialysis in three weeks. What she really hopes for is a kidney and pancreas for transplant. Prior to working for Workforce, Dixon-Pulcini worked for various banks in the county and was active with the Economic Development Council, Chamber of Commerce and Altrusa, served on local boards and was a mover and shaker for a variety of philanthropic and charitable causes. Im a person whos always go, go, go, she said Monday, but now I can barely blow dry my hair without being exhausted. Until about 2 1/2 years ago, Once she helped others, now she needs help NANCY KENNEDY /Chronicle Karen Dixon-Pulcini, a fixture around the Citrus County business community for more than 25 years, is battling kidney disease resulting from Type I diabetes. Now legally blind, she will soon begin dialysis and hopes to find a kidney and a pancreas for a transplant. HOW YOU CAN HELP Fundraisers to help Karen Dixon-Pulcini with her kidney disease are being planned. Look for more information at www.akindneyforkaren.com or the Facebook page at Facebook.com/kidneyforkaren. (The website is not up yet, but will be soon.) Call 352-586-1127, or email: akidneyforkaren@gmail.com. A trust account has been set up at Capital City Bank under Karen Dixon-Pulcini Beneficial T rust. Checks made payable to Karen Dixon-Pulcini Beneficial Trust can be mailed to: 1065 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL, 34450. See HELP / Page A4 PARK SHOOTING: Suspect found An Iraq War veteran suspected of shooting a national park ranger is found dead./ Page A8 PASSENGER HURT: One injured in crash Woman, 29, thrown from bike on South Ozello Trail./ Page A3 DRESS LIKE A QUEEN: Calling all princesses Cinderellas closet set to open again./ Page A3 INSIDE


was between Holder and Hernando. They worked for a dollar a day. Judge E.C. May in his book Gators, Skeeters and Malary described one of the tools of the miners, the Georgia Buggy, as a wheelbarrow with a man attached. For the museum exhibit, Doug Welin made a replica of one. Miners would handpick the rock and place it in one of these wooden wheelbarrows, then walk them up narrow planks out of the mine. The Georgia Buggy the origin of the name is unknown emptied from side to side instead of up over the front end. Phosphate looks like a plain old white rock. Today its used mainly for fertilizer. But to be considered more valuable than gold? In the early days when it was first discovered, it was shipped to Europe, mainly to Germany, to be used in munitions, Peters said. Thats where all the money was made and thats why it was a gold rush. People started salting their property with limestone rocks to fool land buyers coming in, trying to get them to think it was phosphate. And then came World War I and everything crashed. Phosphate shipments overseas stopped, the mines shut down and the people left. Floral City today is pretty much as it was after the collapse of the mining industry here, Peters said. The town, now the historic area on Orange Avenue, went from 10,000 people to under 400. Although phosphate mining is gone from Citrus County, its still active in Polk County. This was a tremendous industry here for a short time, Peters said, and a lot of people made a lot of money and a lot of people lost a lot of money. This area has such an interesting history.Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2927. 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Fri. 8-5pm Sat. 9-1pm 0 0 0 A 5 X 9 Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care is Now Available in the Convenience of Your Own Neighborhood New Cardiologists in Dunnellon are Accepting New Patients Board Certification Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Nuclear Cardiology Echocardiography Lan Luo, MD, FACC will be welcoming new patients at her NEW LOCATION in Dunnellon beginning in January Appointments with Dr. Luo may be scheduled by calling: 352-873-9557 20661 Ned Love Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431 To learn more about each of our exceptional physicians, visit our website: www.centralfloridaheart.com Residency Internal Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hil l Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease Tulane University School of Medicine Areas of Special Interest Experienced in all phases of Invasive and NonInvasive Cardiology Implantable Devices (Pacemakers & AICDs) Congestive Heart Failure Womens Heart Health DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Members of the Floral City Heritage Council have put together an extensive display at the Floral City Heritage Museum about the history of phosphate mining in Central Florida, explaining the industrys importance to the community. Pictured, from left, are Tom Ritchie, Doug We lin, Frank Peters, Susie Metcalfe and Bill Metcalfe. Floral City Heritage Council/Special to the Chronicle ABOVE: This postcard shows the Southern Phosphate Company plant in Inverness. The hand-written note on the post card describes the mine as the largest mine around here. It is run by electricity. LEFT: This photo from the Covebend phosphate mine show workers using Georgia Buggies similar to the one on display at the Floral City Museum. BOOM Continued from Page A1 MEET AND GREET Clubs are invited to submit information about regular meetings for publication on the Community page each weekday. Include the name of the organization, the time, day and place of the meeting, whether it meets weekly, biweekly or monthly, and whom to call for details. Send in information attn: Community Page Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429, or fax to 352563-3280, attention: Club meetings. E-mail to community @chronicleonline. com. Include Club Meetings in the subject line. For special events or fund-raisers, submit a separate news release.


Around the COUNTY Republican club hosting mini-forum The Republican Party of Florida-chartered Nature Coast Republican Club and the RPOF-chartered Citrus Republican Womens Club will host a mini-forum at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44), Crystal River, on Saturday, Jan. 14. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m., with the event starting at 9 a.m. The three Republican candidates for Citrus County Commission District 1 have been invited. They are incumbent Commissioner Dennis Damato, Crystal River Vice Mayor Ron Kitchen and Renee ChristopherMcPheeters. All Republicans welcome. For more information and directions, call Fred Hale or Rosella Hale at 352-7462545 or send an email to chef8465@tampabay.rr.com.Republican assembly slates meeting Jan. 7 The Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, will focus on: Part I, Preparing For Survival in 2012, with Carolyn Zivkovic and Barbara Bartlett, will explain pre-packaged meals for storage/access in the event of food shortages; United Nations Agenda 21; and, Contrails or Chemtrails? Part II, Hamilton Hanson will conduct a Proclaim Liberty Leadership Discovery Workshop based on the U.S. Constitution. The public meeting will be at 938 N. Suncoast Blvd. Crystal River, in the South Square Plaza. For information, call 352257-5381. Refreshments provided and donations to the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) will be accepted. Viewfinder changes imminent In January, the Chronicles weekly television section, Viewfinder, will become optional for subscribers who receive Sundays newspaper. The reformatted section will include expanded movie listings, late-night listings, entertaining features and more. The cost for those wishing to receive the section is an additional 25 cents per week. On Jan. 8 and 15, all subscribers will receive a copy of the revamped section. Thereafter, those interested in continued delivery should call the Chronicles customer service department at 352-563-5655. Pianist cancels Jan. 8 church concert Dr. Boaz Sharons piano concert scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, with the Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series has been cancelled due to a family emergency.Hospice hosting volunteer orientation Hospice of Citrus Countys volunteer orientation will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S. GrandmarchA ve., Homosassa. The class provides an overview of hospice philosophy and history. Participants will become acquainted with services provided by Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast for patients and their families. They will also become familiar with the concept of palliative care. Volunteers are needed in the Homosassa/Crystal River area. Teens and high school students are encouraged to attend. Volunteering for Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast will provide community service hours for the Bright Futures scholarship and other academic needs. To register or request training for your group, contact Dianna Boggs, Hospice of Citrus County volunteer services manager, at 352-621-1500, ext. 1706, or DBoggs@ hospiceofcitruscounty.org. From staff reports Page A3 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Special to the ChronicleCalling all Cinderellas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan.28, the fifth annual Cinderellas Closet prom dress giveaway event will be at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. Last year, 120 girls from area high schools found dresses suited for the special occasion. On the day of each schools prom, the girls were treated to hair, makeup and nail services as well as photos all free. Cinderellas Closet is a project of the Working Christian Women group at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Each year, the number of girls we have served has doubled, said Dana Davis, event coordinator. The first year they served 35 girls and had about 300 dresses to choose from. This year, Davis estimated they have about 700 dresses, all donated from individuals and local businesses, including Mary Beths Bridal and Formal Wear in Crystal River. Although the dresses are gifts to the girls and they are not required to return them, some do. Davis said the reason for the early date this year is because Citrus High Schools prom is March 24 and the church didnt have any available dates for the facility in February or early March. Davis said each year they learn more about what works and what doesnt. One year, nearly 100 girls were waiting when the doors opened and they only had 10 dressing rooms. Because the program pairs each girl with a godmother as a personal assistant, it isnt like a normal shopping trip. As a result, there can be a long wait time. Once again, we have changed the way were organizing the room, godmothers, etc., so we can get the girls in and out as timely as possible, Davis said. Even though they have about 14 dressing rooms, girls should plan on waiting, especially those who arrive early in the day. Donated dresses must be dry cleaned. Drop-off locations are: Cornerstone Baptist Church, all three area high schools, Welchs Appliances in Crystal River and Inverness and Mary Beths Bridal in Crystal River. Two changes this year: no on-site alterations, and prom-day makeup and hair services will be handled by the individual schools. Thats been a difficult decision to make, Davis said. For more information about Cinderellas Closet, call Cornerstone Baptist Church at 352-726-7335. WHAT: Cinderellas Closet annual prom dress giveaway. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. WHERE: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. INFO: Call 352-7267335. Cinderellas Closet set to open again C ATHYK APULKA Staff Writer HOMOSASSA C ousins Charlie and Joseph Roddenberry have been selling split firewood in Citrus County for nearly their entire lives. With temperatures expected to drop into the 20s, business is booming. The cousins sell the firewood in V-racks wood stacked in the shape of an inverted V that contain about 25 pieces of split firewood for $10. Business should pick up today and tomorrow, Charlie said. With a cold snap, its better than what it normally is. Charlie said he leases about 600 acres off of Penn Drive, which is where he cuts his Blackjack oak firewood. He has his trailer and truck set up on the east side of U.S. 19 just south of Ozello Trail. Im here every year, he said. I like to come out the day before the cold days and then run the cold days steady. Linda Nash of Homosassa purchased firewood from the Roddenberrys because of the forecasted low temperatures. I love a fireplace, she said. We dont even turn the heat on until we go to bed. It absolutely saves on the heating bill. Darren Sheppard purchased two V-racks of firewood. So I dont have to crank my heat, Sheppard said. It costs more to run your heat than your A/C (air conditioner). Kathy Cloer of Crystal River also bought two V-racks. Its going to be freezing tonight, Cloer said. This helps with the electric bill a whole lot, and besides, its festive. We still have our (Christmas) tree up and will make some hot chocolate. According to Bay News 9s weather forecast, today and Wednesdays high temperatures are expected to reach only into the upper 40s and 50s, with lows dipping down into the 20s. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@chronicleonline.com. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Linda Nash checks out split firewood for sale along U.S. 19 in Homosassa in preparation for temperatures that are predicted to drop into the 20s. Firewood a favorite for residents awaiting seasons first hard freeze Injuries not life-threatening C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterOZELLO Emergency workers responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Monday afternoon on one of the many the bends in the road on South Ozello Trail. According to Citrus County Sheriffs Deputy Jon Holtzhouse, 28-yearold Joseph Wolford of Spring Hill lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle he was driving after the cycles throttle stuck, causing him to slide into the brush across from the intersection of South Ozello Trail and West Captain Court. The deputy said Wolford did not sustain any serious injuries in the accident. Wolfords passenger, Nicole Thrasher, 29, also of Spring Hill, was transported by ambulance to Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville with non-lifethreatening injuries. Most accidents I work out here are motorcycle accidents, Holtzhouse said. Its a beautiful ride, but these turns are pretty sharp. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle First responders remove Nicole Thrasher, 29, from the brush on a stretcher alongside South Ozello Trail. Thrasher sustained non-life-threatening injuries after Joseph Wolford, 28, lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle that she was a passenger on, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Both Thrasher and Wolford are from Spring Hill. Spring Hill resident hurt in crash State BRIEFS Feds join abortion clinic fire probePENSACOLA Federal investigators plan to join the investigation of a suspicious fire at a Florida Panhandle abortion clinic that has been the site of deadly violence in the past, officials said Monday. The early Sunday fire at American Family Planning in Pensacola largely destroyed the two-story building, said Lt. Kevin Fiedor of the state fire marshals office. No one was injured. The fire began in dry vegetation around the outside of the building, which is surrounded by oak trees. The blaze burned underneath the building, up its sides and into its attic, collapsing the second floor ceiling, Fiedor said. What sparked the blaze remains unknown. The clinics alarm company alerted authorities to the fire, which had been concealed from view by heavy fog. Pensacola Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Peake told the Pensacola News Journal the clinic was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived just after 1 a.m. Sunday. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives planned to join state and local investigators Tuesday, Fiedor said. So far, there are no suspects. We have not ruled out anything at this time, he said. The clinic, formerly known as The Ladies Center and as Community Healthcare, was bombed in 1984. In 1994, a doctor and a volunteer who escorted patients were shot to death as they arrived. The gunman, Paul Hill, was executed in 2003. Police seek tips about shot that wounded boy RUSKIN A 12-year-old boy who police said was wounded by celebratory New Years gunfire remains hospitalized in Tampa in critical condition. Sandra Duran told reporters Monday a bullet falling from the sky early Sunday pierced her son Diegos skull and lodged behind his right cheekbone. Duran said doctors are waiting for swelling in the boys brain to subside before attempting to remove the bullet. Diego Duran and his family were watching fireworks outside their Ruskin home when he fell to the ground with a head wound. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office said no one nearby was firing a gun and the bullet could have been fired miles away. Detectives are asking the public for tips about people firing handguns or rifles into the air around 1 a.m. Sunday.Off-duty deputy killed in motorcycle crashOAKLAND PARK An offduty South Florida sheriffs deputy has been killed in a traffic accident. According to the Broward County Sheriffs Office, 45-yearold Deputy John Blackwelder was riding his personal motorcycle in Oakland Park on Sunday afternoon when a car made a left-hand turn into his path. Blackwelder crashed into the cars rear passenger door. Paramedics pronounced Blackwelder dead at the scene. The sheriffs office said the deputy was wearing a helmet. The cars 75-year-old driver was not injured. From wire reports


state that vanquished him four years ago. Despite that pressure, Romney ignored his rivals and kept his focus on President Barack Obama, calling the 2012 election a battle for the soul of America. This is a contest about the economy and about the budget and about foreign affairs, but its also an election that is bigger than that, Romney said at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, soun ded increasingly optimistic. I look forward to building on our momentum from Iowa to again defy expectations in New Hampshire, a confident Santorum said as the day began, announcing the endorsement of several New Hampshire politicians and making clear his intent to compete aggressively in that states Jan. 10 primary regardless of the Iowa outcome. At a cafe in Polk City, he noted Romneys emphasis on his private-sector experience and added: We are not looking for executive experience. We are looking for a commander in chief. With time short, Romney, Santorum and Paul, as well as the trailing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bach mann, fanned out across the state to make closing arguments to the chunk of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers who say they havent decided who to support and still could change their minds. I feel very confident. Weve got a great ground game, Perry said on NBC as the day began, highlighting the 41 percent of likely voters who say in a recent poll that they could be persuaded to vote for someone else. Bachmann, who was born in Waterloo but later moved to Minnesota, rolled out a TV ad her first since before an August test vote in Iowa reminding Republican caucus voters of her Iowa roots and stiff stands in Washington. The ad twice mentions Bachmanns Iowa heritage and calls her one of our own. Its been a costly race, with at least $12.5 million in advertising much of it negative flooding Iowas airwaves in the run-up to the caucuses as candidates and outside groups aligned with them, called super PACs, worked to influence the outcome of what remains a wide open race. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has roughly the same amount of backing in polls as he did in 2008 when he lost the race with 25 percent of the vote amid skepticism over his Mormon faith and reversals on some social issues. This year, he has been counting on the GOP conservative base splintering in a multicandidate field to allow him to win with roughly the same percentage of the vote. But now, Santorum is challenging him for the lead, and the anti-abortion crusader is looking to unify socially conservative voters behind his candidacy. And thats putting pressure on Romney, who is focusing on turning out his base of support from his last campaign. Romney aides say they still feel confident heading into Tuesdays contest but theyve become more careful in recent days to qualify their expectations. Its a question of whether well be better off the day after Iowa than we were the day before, said Stuart Stevens, Romneys top strategist. Hopefully we will be. Romney has consistently pressed his central argument that only he has the ability to wage a strong enough campaign to beat Obama. Santorum, popular among cultural and religious conservatives, and Paul, a libertarian-leaning candidate, worked to persuade Iowans that they would be able to attract a broad enough coalition of voters in the general election to beat Obama. On Sunday, Romney engaged with Santorum for the first time since his rivals rise, offering mild criticism. Santorum has spent his career in the government in Washington, Romney said during a campaign stop in Atlantic. Ill let people make their own assessment of our respective records, Romney said. But Im a conservative. Santorum, in turn, worked to counter Romneys electability argument. Im the candidate that actually was able to win in states, as a conservative, in getting Democrats and independents to vote for us, Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who is surging in the race and is a favorite among cultural conservatives, said in an interview on CNN. Paul, too, worked to counter the suggestion that hes a fringe candidate, calling himself electable in a Sunday interview with ABC from his home state of Texas. Hes looking to stem a recent slide as hes been attacked as outside the mainstream on foreign policy. years ago, Dixon-Pulcini wasnt hindered by her diabetes. She stuck to a strict diet and took daily insulin shots. But then she started feeling lousy, sick to her stomach in the mornings before work. I had to set up job fairs for Citrus County and I came home one night in a panic, she said. I told Walt I couldnt see the road; my heart was racing. I went to my eye doctor who told me my blood pressure was so high I was about to have a stroke. That started her downward health spiral. She can no longer drive and cant work, at least not until she feels better. Dialysis will help her regain her energy, but thats not a cure. The only thing that comes close to a cure is a transplant. Meanwhile, she doesnt have health insurance. Im on Social Security disability; however, you cant get insurance with that, she said. Ive worked for 31 years of my life. I never missed a day of work. I pay my taxes, worked hard all of my life and we had to fight just to get Social Security. Its like, wow what did we do wrong? Why is the system not working for us? Im a nervous wreck, she said. Ive never not had insurance, and just being a diabetic is so expensive. Strips and insulin alone is a few hundred dollars a month I have some friends who are paying for that. She will be eligible for Medicare once she begins dialysis, but not a moment before, she said. Im hating the whole thing, she said. Theres going to be something coming out of my stomach and I have to be hooked up to a machine four times a day, but I can do it at home and after about a month and a half I can do it at night while sleeping. I look forward to that, but right now its surreal. I feel like Im in a nightmare and its not really happening. At the same time that she and husband Walt, a glass artist with a studio in Inverness, are having to endure this medical and financial upheaval, they are also being overwhelmed with an outpouring of help from friends and even strangers, down to people offering to be tested to see if they can donate a kidney. Others are planning fundraising events ironically, something that DixonPulcini used to do for others. Look for more information at www.akindney forkaren. com or the Facebook page at Facebook. com/kidneyforkaren. The website is not up yet, but will be soon. Interested persons can also email akidneyforkaren@gmail.com, or call 352-586-1127. A trust account has been set up at Capital City Bank under Karen Dixon-Pulcini Beneficial Trust. Checks made payable to Karen Dixon-Pulcini Beneficial Trust can be mailed to: 1065 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34450. Walt Pulcini said if theres one message that he can pass on it would be this: This could happen to anybody. Most people dont plan for this, an unplanned, sudden retirement, he said. You dont think that the next day you or your spouse will be automatically retired without a pension or benefits. This is difficult for them; theyre giving people, not receiving people, Bonnie Peterson said. Its very difficult for them to ask for help, but they need it and theyre so deserving. I believe this community will come through for them. Everybody knows Karen, and its a blessing to be able to help them. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2927. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 75 50 0.00 HI LO PR 75 60 0.00 HI LO PR 64 52 trace HI LO PR 64 55 0.00 HI LO PR 65 55 0.00 HI LO PR 61 53 trace YESTERDAYS WEATHER Sunny but cold. Hard freeze tonight. THREE DAY OUTLOOK More sunshine and still cool. A freeze again at night. Mix of clouds and sunshine. Milder.High: 48 Low: 20 High: 56 Low: 30 High: 68 Low: 49 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 80/44 Record 83/30 Normal 71/49 Mean temp. 62 Departure from mean +2 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.04 in. Total for the month 0.04 in. Total for the year 0.04 in. Normal for the year 0.18 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 Monday at 3 p.m. 30.18 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 34 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 40% 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 Monday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:45 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:24 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................1:26 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................2:22 A.M. JAN. 9JAN. 16JAN. 23JAN. 30 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. 49 30 s Ft. Lauderdale 60 41 s Fort Myers 56 32 s Gainesville 47 21 s Homestead 59 32 s Jacksonville 46 28 s Key West 61 48 pc Lakeland 48 29 s Melbourne 52 29 s City H L Fcast Miami 59 42 s Ocala 47 22 s Orlando 50 32 s Pensacola 47 28 s Sarasota 53 30 s Tallahassee 43 18 s Tampa 51 29 s Vero Beach 53 35 s W. Palm Bch. 56 40 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorth winds from 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Bay and inland waters will be rough. Mostly sunny and chilly today. Gulf water temperature63 LAKE LEVELS Location Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.79 27.80 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.63 34.65 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.77 36.76 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.51 38.48 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 58/38 26/24 61/30 62/35 28/21 78/53 58/46 46/28 53/35 52/43 30/18 21/20 37/21 5/42 60/45 80/66 31/27 /6 33/21 THE NATION Albany 41 30 .01 c 20 7 Albuquerque 50 27 s 55 30 Asheville 39 22 pc 27 14 Atlanta 48 35 s 37 21 Atlantic City 50 35 pc 34 19 Austin 60 40 s 62 39 Baltimore 46 33 pc 32 19 Billings 51 27 pc 53 35 Birmingham 49 33 s 38 23 Boise 49 26 pc 45 28 Boston 50 37 .01 pc 31 11 Buffalo 34 24 .02 sn 17 16 Burlington, VT 42 27 .10 sn 15 -2 Charleston, SC 60 42 s 41 23 Charleston, WV 36 23 .07 sn 27 14 Charlotte 48 34 s 38 19 Chicago 29 19 .01 pc 26 24 Cincinnati 35 23 pc 26 18 Cleveland 30 26 .05 sn 21 19 Columbia, SC 53 34 s 41 18 Columbus, OH 32 23 .04 c 24 20 Concord, N.H. 43 31 .02 c 17 5 Dallas 54 35 s 58 38 Denver 52 20 pc 61 30 Des Moines 28 21 s 35 26 Detroit 31 26 c 21 20 El Paso 57 29 s 62 35 Evansville, IN 35 24 pc 30 25 Harrisburg 43 32 pc 29 17 Hartford 49 36 c 29 10 Houston 62 44 s 60 45 Indianapolis 30 19 pc 25 22 Jackson 52 38 s 47 29 Las Vegas 66 43 s 68 44 Little Rock 48 34 s 43 31 Los Angeles 75 48 s 78 53 Louisville 34 24 pc 26 22 Memphis 43 35 s 41 32 Milwaukee 26 19 pc 25 23 Minneapolis 20 14 pc 28 21 Mobile 57 39 s 46 28 Montgomery 53 36 s 40 23 Nashville 38 28 s 35 21 New Orleans 58 47 s 50 33 New York City 49 36 c 30 18 Norfolk 59 42 pc 35 21 Oklahoma City 45 27 s 56 34 Omaha 32 19 pc 44 26 Palm Springs 82 47 s 77 49 Philadelphia 48 35 pc 32 17 Phoenix 79 57 s 77 48 Pittsburgh 30 24 sn 21 13 Portland, ME 47 34 .15 pc 25 3 Portland, Ore 54 36 trace sh 52 42 Providence, R.I. 51 33 pc 30 12 Raleigh 51 37 pc 36 19 Rapid City 36 9 s 53 35 Reno 69 24 s 56 24 Rochester, NY 34 27 .02 sn 16 12 Sacramento 60 34 s 61 36 St. Louis 34 27 pc 34 29 St. Ste. Marie 28 8 sn 10 10 Salt Lake City 44 20 s 49 31 San Antonio 63 43 s 63 41 San Diego 69 47 s 72 52 San Francisco 54 47 pc 57 45 Savannah 59 41 s 42 24 Seattle 51 37 .06 sh 52 43 Spokane 35 25 c 40 31 Syracuse 38 27 .01 sn 16 10 Topeka 39 23 s 50 28 Washington 48 36 pc 33 21YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 87 Riverside, Calif. LOW -10 Fraser, Colo. TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 85/70/pc Amsterdam 49/44/r Athens 57/41/s Beijing 27/7/s Berlin 43/41/sh Bermuda 68/55/sh Cairo 62/47/s Calgary 44/32/pc Havana 75/53/s Hong Kong 68/59/pc Jerusalem 54/39/s Lisbon 62/47/s London 53/43/r Madrid 55/31/s Mexico City 65/39/pc Montreal 6/-1/c Moscow 30/28/sn Paris 53/44/r Rio 84/73/ts Rome 55/42/c Sydney 87/66/pc Tokyo 46/34/pc Toronto 14/9/pc Warsaw 41/33/sh WORLD CITIES Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Tuesday WednesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 1:47 p/9:07 a /8:19 p 12:51 a/10:15 a 3:05 p/9:32 p Crystal River** 12:08 p/6:29 a 11:12 p/5:41 p 1:26 p/7:37 a /6:54 p Withlacoochee* 9:55 a/4:17 a 8:59 p/3:29 p 11:13 a/5:25 a 9:56 p/4:42 p Homosassa*** 12:57 p/8:06 a /7:18 p 12:01 a/9:14 a 2:15 p/8:31 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) 1/3 TUESDAY 12:34 6:45 12:56 7:08 1/4 WEDNESDAY 1:15 7:27 1:39 7:50 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. 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Raymond Crippen, 79 OCALA Raymond Laverne Crippen, 79, died December 23, 2011, in Ocala. Mr Crippen was born January 6, 1932, in Erie, Pa., to Austin and Lillian Crippen. Ray was born during the Great Depression and through hard work and dedication rose to the top of his profession and served as president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, founding partner of the CPA firm of Crippen, Trice, Ford, Torres, LLP and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He also was a member of the Ocala Elks, charter president of Ocala Kiwanis Club, past president of Ocala Kiwanis Club, past president of the Marion County Economic Development Council, and a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a graduate of the University of Florida class of 1958 and was an avid Gators football fan. He loved traveling and golfing. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elsie (Croft) Crippen of Ocala; sons Jeff (April) Crippen of Ocala and Mike Crippen of Clearwater, FL; daughters Sandie (Dan) Llamas of Land O Lakes, FL, Susie Crippen of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Tracey Morris of Belleview, FL; brother Bob Crippen of Salt Springs, FL; and grandchildren Dawn Crippen, Brittany Crippen, Brooke Crippen, Taylor Gibson, Matthew Llamas, Brenna Crippen, Daniel Crippen, and James (Tab) Morris. A memorial gathering will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel, 910 S.E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc., PO Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604-9949, or FICPA Educational Foundation Inc., PO Box 5437, Tallahasee FL 32314.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Shirley Matters, 84 HOMOSASSA Shirley Vincent Matters, 84, of Homosassa, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2011, at Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida. Born in Malden, Missouri, she was the daughter of Edna and Carl Vincent. During her married life, Mrs. Matters also lived in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Maryland. Playing bridge competitively and socially was one of the greatest joys of Mrs. Matters life. She was a Life Master bridge player who competed in both local and national tournaments for over five decades. Shirley was also active politically. She was a former member of the National Federation for Republican Women, and was a dedicated election and voter registration volunteer. Mrs. Matters also volunteered for many years for the AAU swimming organization. In her professional life, Mrs. Matters worked as an office manager in both the automobile industry in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the state legislature in Annapolis, Maryland. Her hobbies included: traveling, reading, and cooking. Mrs. Matters was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by three daughters: Debra Wrightson, wife of Charles, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Kimberly Miskowski of Orange Park, Florida; and Roberta Heidorf of Louisville, Kentucky. Mrs. Matters also had eight grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband of over 40 years Robert John Matters and her sister Betty Vincent Taylor of Malden, MO. Mrs. Matters will be laid to rest at her husbands side at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. The family will have a private service at their parents gravesite on Easter. To honor Shirley, memorial gifts may be sent to: Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Uldene Jones, 97 FLORAL CITYUldene I. Jones, 97, Floral City, died Jan. 1, 2012. Graveside services will be in Michigan at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.Leon Kirby, 72HOMOSASSA Leon Aaron Kirby, 72, of Homosassa, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at his home in Homosassa. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River. Martha Maupin, 85BUSHNELL Martha J. Maupin, 85, Bushnell, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at HPH Hospice Care Center in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Anthony Fanelli, 92 HERNANDO Anthony Xavier Fanelli, 92, of Hernando, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Mausoleum Chapel Service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Fero Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home. Candace Ronewicz, 62 CRYSTAL RIVERCandace Ann Ronewicz, age 62, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Sunday. Jan. 1, 2012, at the HPH Hospice Care Center in Inverness, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River, FL. Seabron Seabie Pye Jr.CRYSTAL RIVERSeabron Seabie Floyd Pye Jr., of Crystal River, FL, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Malcolm Randall V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. He was born in South Miami, FL, to Seabron and Lona Bell (Price) Pye Sr. He came here 20 years ago from Homestead, FL, where he retired as a heavy equipment operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the Nature Coast R.C. club and he enjoyed Blue grass gospel music. He was a member of the Yankeetown Community Church in Yankeetown. Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Faye Pye of Crystal River, FL; a son, Steven Pye (Denise) of Crystal River, FL; a brother, Larry Pye (Mary) of Gulfport, MS; a brother-in-law, Reid Malphurs of Daytona, FL; and his very special friend Pepper. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Yankeetown Community Church with Pastor Dennis Hamill officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to the Yankeetown Community Church building fund. Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Marian Morrison, 69CRYSTAL RIVERMarian Linda Morrison, age 69, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Friday Dec. 30, 2011, at her home in Crystal River, FL. MedCure anatomical donation under the care of Strickland Funeral Home Crystal River, FL. 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Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, Florida 34451 ( 352 ) 795-0111 Richard T. Brown FUNERAL DIRECTOR 000A5ES 0009XOG 2 ND A NNUAL INVERNESS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS & BEYOND Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness S ATURDAY F EBRUARY 4 H ISTORIC D OWNTOWN I NVERNESS S T M ARGARET S E PISCOPAL C HURCH 9 AM T O 5 PM Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Citrus County Authors will be at the courthouse all day selling and autographing their books. Meet featured writer Nancy Kennedy religion Edito r, Citrus County Chronicle Free Admission To Author Area Attend Writing/ Marketing Seminars Travel Writing Publishing Your Book Florida Folk Storyteller All About Poetry Writing Your Memoirs Special Course i n Writing Fiction Selling Your Songs W hat Agents a nd Editors Look For When Deciding t o Accept o r Reject Writing For t he Religious Market Avoiding t he Slush Pile Womens Fiction Magic Of Poetry Self Publishing Admission to all seminars is $10 Admission to a single seminar is $5 Listen to Florida Folksinger, Carly Bak For information Call 634-4216 Shirley Matters


Page A6 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 Kings Bay sports zoneIt is not that difficult to understand the current objections to the elimination of the sports zone in Kings Bay given the current political climate. Much of the objection seems to stem from local citizens not wanting the federal government meddling in local affairs. We should be looking at a compromise with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would benefit all. One such compromise would be to just eliminate the sports zone on the weekends. This would allow the locals to use the bay for water sports and reduce the numbers of speeding boats. My son proposed to me an idea that I think has its merits. We should keep the summer sports zone, but only allow boats pulling skiers or tubers to go fast. This would probably decrease the speeding boats by more than 90 percent and lessen the risk to the manatees and other boaters. Keeping the sports zone may have an added benefit. Currently the state is working on regulations to stop permanent anchoring of boats in state waters. The laws in effect now allow boats to be anchored anywhere as long as they do not impede navigation. If the rules were written to include sports zones in the same category and marked channels, we might be able to remove all those boats anchored in the bay. They are hazards to navigation and may be very dangerous to waterfront home owners during severe weather such as a hurricane. USFWS has been put in a losing situation. They are trying to appease the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) people that have filed a lawsuit regarding the manatees. If they do not eliminate the sports zone they will probably be sued by the manatee supporters, and if they do eliminate the sports zone they will probably be sued by the local citizens. A compromise would benefit us all. KC Nayfield Crystal River Inaugural success Thank you, Inverness. Back in April of this year the Ice Cream Doctor, Josh Richardson, asked, How about a kart race downtown? When the laughter died down, we realized that we were in the presence of a civicminded, fun-loving dynamo. We felt it would take a year to promote such an event, and then found that we had five months. The doctor said, We can do it. After gathering and meeting various parties to obtain track management, insurance, and sponsors, we had just two months to get the job done, and when the consensus was to push the date back a few months, the doctor insisted We can do it! We can do it! Next was a meeting with the city, where it became obvious they had been under the doctors care, because they said We can do it, we can do it! It must have been contagious, because the sheriffs department, public works, volunteers and sponsors all chorused We can do it! The Inverness Grand Prix was held Nov. 19 and was a huge success. Nearly 100 karts were present for a clean, safe day of fun. The feedback we have received has been so positive Good racing, nice town, good time, see you next year. So again, thank you, Inverness! And the next time you stop by to see the Ice Cream Doctor, ask them to put three scoops in a two-scoop cup I bet they tell you We can do it! Believe them.Joe Wigley Affordable Karting Club Inverness A friend of mine hands me what looks like a business card. It says, Dont Die Stupid. As America begins another round of voting to select the next president, or retain the current one, what we need is a stupid test. Flunk it and you shouldnt vote. Evidence of the dumbing-down of America is everywhere. Some of it is chronicled in a new book, Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America by Daniel J. Flynn. Flynn contends popular culture has divorced itself from the life of the mind. He has plenty of examples in case television, texting, video games and improper use of English (she was like and then I was like) are not enough. Flynn calls the digital age that has sped up the process by which we receive information Idiotville, because it has made us less intelligent. Stupid is the new smart, writes Flynn. He says we arrived at this lower level of brain activity because as recently as the last century the everyman aspired to high culture and ... intellectuals descended from the ivory tower to speak to the everyman. Today, he says, Those who pursue the life of the mind have insulated themselves from popular culture. Speaking in insider jargon and writing unread books, intellectuals have locked themselves away in a ghetto of their own creation. That has left the nonintellectual class to fend for itself. One library in Portland, Me., rather than leading, is being led by the unformed teenage mind. Video gaming is just a new form of literacy, says the teen librarian. If so, whats the new form of illiteracy, ignorance about how to use a joystick? Flynn quotes from Steven Johnsons book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter. Sure, and sugar makes us slimmer. Johnson says, Reality shows ... challenge our emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence? In an age when feelings trump everything and too many reality TV programs feature wellheeled housewives and lovestarved bachelors, emotional intelligence is a contradiction. A mind is a terrible thing to waste is the slogan of the United Negro College Fund. It certainly is. Heres a potent example of what Flynn means when he writes about the destruction of our minds: At the tony Cushing Academy in western Massachusetts, $40,000 in tuition doesnt even get you a library anymore. When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books, the prep schools headmaster notes, adding, This isnt Fahrenheit 451. It is, and too, comments Flynn. In place of the twenty thousand discarded books, the school spent $500,000 on an Orwellian learning center complete with three giant flatscreen televisions and a cappuccino machine. School officials guessed that only a few dozen books had been checked out at any one time. The solution? Get rid of the books. Dont get kids interested in books when theyd rather play World of Warcraft, or if younger, watch cartoons, which cant be that different from The Canterbury Tales, right? Our intellectual depth increasingly resembles floor wax; shiny on top, but lacking depth. A muscle atrophies if it is not used. Similarly, a mind becomes lazy if it is not well fed. And a weak mind dumbs down our politics. We elect people we come to dislike because too many of us require no more of them than we require of ourselves. We then wonder why little seems to work and the country soon suffers. In Iowa this week, followed by New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, Republican voters will begin the process of selecting a presidential nominee. Its not that sufficient information about the problems confronting us along with solutions that actually work are not available. Its just that were not reading much about them. Like, ya know, man, thats just the way it is. Like, ya know what Im sayin?Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune.com. Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life. Henri Bergson, Lvolution cratrice, 1907 Stupid is the new smart 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 Join debate about future of hospitals F lorida Gov. Rick Scotts background as former CEO of the for-profit Columbia/HCA hospital chain taught him that health care is a business. Scott has made no secret of the fact that he would like to see changes in taxpayer-supported hospitals. Its a particularly sensitive issue in localities like Citrus County that also have forprofit hospitals. By executive order in March 2011, Scott appointed a special state panel to assess and make recommendations on the role of hospital districts, whether it is in the publics best interest to have government entities operating hospitals, and what is the most effective model for enhancing health care access for the poor. The nine-member Commission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital Districts was chaired by Dominic Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, and included representatives from health care, financial services, development, social services and academia as well as two state legislators. The group met 14 times between May and December, unanimously approving its final report on Dec. 29. It is to be made public this first week of January. Throughout the process, the panel posted all materials on its website and solicited input and comment from the health care industry and members of the public. The report includes links to extensive supporting documentation. In short, the process was open and panel members made efforts to be fair and open-minded. The report offers a set of general recommendations, along with comment and recommendations in six areas specified in the governors executive order: Quality of care. Cost of care. Access to care for the poor. Oversight and accountability. Physician employment. Changes of ownership and governance. Youll be hearing and reading more about the recommendations, including one thats already gotten a lot of attention: molding hospital districts into indigent health care districts and directing public funds away from specific institutions in favor of a moneyfollows-the-patient model. Commissioners agreed in discussion that there is a place in Florida for public hospitals, for nonprofit hospitals, and for forprofit hospitals, and that the commission was not in the business of deciding something to be imposed on all of them. As Chairman Calabro noted during the panels final meeting, This is just the beginning. The state Legislature, he said, will do whatever it wants to no matter what the commission recommends. That means there is still opportunity for discussion on and input to the next steps. We need to let our legislators know that decision-making on the future of our community hospital should be here in our community. Make no mistake: this is about health care, but its also about money. One of the commissions recommendations for special hospital districts to increase accountability and transparency is to develop consistent mechanisms for reporting to local taxpayers, stakeholders and state government. Another is for periodic local voting to re-approve the hospital districts authority to levy taxes. 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Suspect in killing found dead Associated PressMOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldnt, however, escape chest-deep snow. A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, on Monday discovered his body lying face down on the mountain hours from where authorities could get to him. Barnes is believed to have fled to the remote park on Sunday to hide after an earlier shooting at a New Years house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. Authorities suspect he shot ranger Margaret Anderson later Sunday. SWAT teams more used to urban standoffs trekked deep into the backcountry, unfamiliar territory for them. We have SWAT team members with snowshoes on the side of a mountain, Pierce County Sheriffs spokesman Ed Troyer said. This has never happened before. Immediately after Sundays shooting, police cleared out the park of visitors and mounted a manhunt. Fear that tourists could be caught in the crossfire in a shootout with Barnes, who had survivalist training, prompted officials to hold more than a 100 people at the visitors center before evacuating them in the middle of the night. Barnes, who was believed to be carrying a cache of weapons, has had a troubled transition to civilian life, with accusations he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and was suicidal. He was involved in a custody dispute in July, during which his toddler daughters mother sought a temporary restraining order against him, according to court documents. The woman told authorities he was suicidal and possibly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008, and had once sent her a text message saying I want to die. She alleged that he got easily irritated, angry and depressed and kept an arsenal of weapons in his home. She wrote that she feared for the childs safety. Undated photos provided by police showed a shirtless, tattooed Barnes brandishing two large weapons. In November 2011, a guardian ad litem recommended parenting and communication classes for both parents and recommended Barnes be allowed to continue supervised visits with the child, two days a week. That visitation schedule was to continue until he completed a domestic violence evaluation and mental health evaluation and complied with all treatment recommendations. Late Sunday, police said Barnes was a suspect in another shooting incident. On New Years, there was an argument at a house party in Skyway, south of Seattle, and gunfire erupted, police said. Barnes was connected to the shooting, said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriffs spokeswoman. Police believe Barnes headed to the remote park wilderness to hide out following the Skyway shooting. The speculation is that he may have come up here, specifically for that reason, to get away, parks spokesman Kevin Bacher told reporters early Monday. The speculation is he threw some stuff in the car and headed up here to hide out. Anderson had set up a roadblock Sunday morning to stop a man who had blown through a checkpoint rangers use to check if vehicles have tire chains for winter conditions. A gunman opened fire on her before she was able to exit her vehicle, authorities said. Arson Associated Press Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters extinguish numerous cars on fire Monday in a carport in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. Arrest made in LA arson spreeLOS ANGELES Authorities arrested a man Monday in connection with dozens of suspected arson fires that destroyed parked cars, burned buildings and rattled much of the nations second-largest city over the New Years weekend. The suspect resembled a person of interest captured on surveillance video near a carport. The man, believed to be 20 to 30 years old, had a receding hairline and a shoulder-length ponytail and was seen emerging from an underground parking garage on Hollywood Boulevard where a car fire was reported. He was stopped early Monday in a van that matched a description given by witnesses. Police declined to identify the suspect, but said he was to be booked later on arson charges arising from more than 50 blazes that have flared since Friday in Hollywood, neighboring West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. Fueling up Associated Press An attendant sells fuel at a petrol station Monday in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria is ending fuel subsidies, an official said Sunday, a move that is sure to be unpopular in the oil-rich nation, where citizens have come to expect cheap fuel as one of their few government benefits. The government has said the move will save the country some $8 billion, some of which will be dedicated to much-needed infrastructure projects. Previous attempts to lift the subsidies have been met with nationwide strike actions. Prisoner dies on hunger strike HAVANA A leading human rights activist said a Cuban prisoner who began a hunger strike because he was not part of a large prison amnesty has died of an apparent heart attack. Activist Elizardo Sanchez said Monday that Rene Cobas died Sunday in the Boniato prison near the western city of Santiago. Sanchez said Cobas was a common criminal and not jailed for political reasons. Sanchez said Cobas and about 20 other prison inmates launched a hunger strike after learning they were not part of a massive amnesty announced by President Raul Castro on Dec. 23. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A8 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Arab League: Tanks withdraw, killings go on Associated PressBEIRUT Syrian security forces are still killing anti-government protesters despite the presence of foreign monitors in the country, the head of the Arab League said Monday. But he insisted the observer mission has yielded important concessions from the Damascus regime, such as the withdrawal of heavy weapons from cities. Syrias opposition cautioned the observers not to be taken in by President Bashar Assads government, which has unleashed a withering military assault to crush a 9-month-old uprising. Opposition groups have been deeply critical of the mission, saying it is simply giving Assad cover for his crackdown. The Arab League has fallen victim to the regimes typical traps, in which observers have no choice but to witness regime-staged events, and move about the country only with the full knowledge of the regime, said a statement by the Local Coordinating Committees, an umbrella group of activists. This has rendered the observers unable to work or move independently or in a neutral manner, the group said. The U.N. estimates more than 5,000 people have been killed since the revolt erupted in mid-March. Activists say that in the week since the observers started their work in Syria on Dec. 27, hundreds have been slain. The LCC put the death toll at more than 390 people since Dec. 21. Yes, there is still shooting and yes there are still snipers, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby told a news conference in Cairo. Yes, killings continue. The objective is for us to wake up in the morning and hear that no one is killed. The missions philosophy is to protect civilians, so if one is killed, then our mission is incomplete. There must be a complete cease-fire, Elaraby said. Elaraby stressed the achievements of the Arab League mission, saying Syrias government has pulled tanks and artillery from cities and residential neighborhoods and freed some 3,500 prisoners. He said food supplies have reached residents and the bodies of dead protesters have been recovered. Associated Press Protesters gather in Homs, Syria, on Friday, in this image taken from amateur video. The writing on the ground, in Arabic, reads: We are those who seek freedom and peace. We are not thieves or outlaws. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation Friday in the largest protests in months, shouting for the downfall of the regime in a defiant display invigorated by the presence of Arab observers, activists said. National park ranger shot Associated Press Park Ranger Ralph Davis reads a paper Monday as he staffs an entrance booth to MountRainier National Park, the day after Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was killed by a gunman inside the park. The park remained closed Monday as officials searched for the gunman, who was later found dead. Associated Press Officials said Benjamin Colton Barnes, suspected gunman in the fatal shooting Sunday of a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, was found dead Monday. Critics assail laws dealing with HIV Associated PressNEW YORK A man in Texas is serving a 35-year prison sentence for spitting at a police officer because he has the virus that causes AIDS and his saliva was deemed a deadly weapon. In Michigan, an HIV-positive man who allegedly bit a neighbor during an argument faced a bioterrorism charge. Charges for the same acts would have been far less severe if the defendants had been virus-free. Now, a coalition of advocacy groups backed by an outspoken champion in Congress is ratcheting up a campaign to press for review and possible repeal of criminal statutes specifically targeting HIV-positive people. These laws are archaic, said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. Theyre criminalizing a population of people who should not be criminalized. Lee introduced a bill in September that would provide states with incentives and support to reform criminal laws aimed at people with HIV. Lee assumes the bill has little chance of passage while Republicans control the House, but hopes it will help raise awareness about the state laws. Its very important to start these debates, to get governors and legislators to look at it, she said in a telephone interview. Thirty-four states have criminal laws that punish people for exposing another person to HIV, according to the advocacy groups working with Lee. Prosecutions occur even in the absence of actual HIV transmission, and the laws generally do not consider use of a condom as a defense, the groups said. Many of the laws were enacted early in the AIDS epidemic, when fear of the diseases deadliness was at its highest and before advances in understanding how HIV was transmitted. The laws have not been revised even though AIDS thanks to the development of medication regimens is no longer viewed as a death sentence. Scott Burns, executive director of the National District Attorneys Association, suggested that most prosecutors would oppose Lees bill and argue that the laws remain necessary to deter HIV-positive people from reckless or irresponsible behavior. Notwithstanding that weve made tremendous medical advances, I dont know anyone whod want to be infected with HIV and go through the treatment regimen, he said. Barbara Lee wants HIV laws reformed. Remains found on queens estate Associated PressLONDON British police said that theyve found human remains on the Sandringham estate, a vast area in rural Norfolk where the royal family retreats for the holiday season. A terse statement posted to the website of the Norfolk Constabulary said that a member of the public found the remains in an area of woodland at Anmer, a tiny village about 115 miles northeast of London. Britains Press Association news agency identified Anmer as being part of the estate, which stretches over several thousand acres. Police said the remains were found on New Years Day. No indication of the age or nature of the remains was given, and when contacted by The Associated Press late Monday police said no further information would be released until Tuesday.


Associated Press Florida running back Chris Rainey outruns Ohio State defensive back Bradley Roby in the second half of the Gator Bowl on Monday in Jacksonville. Florida beat Ohio State 24-17. Rainey blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown. Buccaneers boot coach out of Tampa S PORTS Section B TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 NBA/ B2 College basketball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 College football/ B3 NHL/ B3 TV, lottery/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Magic not working for Orlando in game against Detroit./ B2 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dumping coach Raheem Morris, although not necessarily their determination to win with one of the NFL s youngest teams. Morris was fired Monday after three seasons that raised questions about ownerships commitment to winning because the club has resisted spending large amounts of money in free agency. A 45-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Sundays season finale was the 10th straight following a 4-2 start. The skid was the franchises longest within one season since 1977, when the Bucs lost 12 in a row to extend the longest losing streak in league history to 26 consecutive games over two years. Morris went 17-31, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, when the Bucs narrowly missed the playoffs. His entire staff of assistants was dismissed, too. In these things it is not just one thing, but I will point to just the progress of the team and where were at, Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said at a news conference. Again, you Team fires Morris after franchises longest losing streak Rams fire coach, GM after dismal year Associated PressST. LOUIS Next year will be Chris Longs fifth season with the St. Louis Rams. The defensive end will be playing for his fourth coach in a seemingly endless cycle of futility. Having survived Scott Linehan, Jim Haslett and Steve Spagnuolo, who knows whats next? And this time, the Rams also are shopping for a general manager. Its building, its rebuilding. Its building, its rebuilding, Long said. We take some hits and we have to get back up and dust ourselves off. Well certainly have to dust ourselves See MORRIS / Page B3 See RAMS / Page B3 Broncos not in cheery mood Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. The commemorative Tshirts and caps proclaiming the Denver Broncos 2011 AFC West champions sat mostly untouched in the teams locker room Monday. After watching replays of their 7-3 loss to Kansas City, the Broncos still werent in any mood to celebrate their return to the playoffs after a six-year absence. Nah, were not excited about that, man, linebacker Joe Mays said. Its like we got the championship by default. You know, you want to be in control of your own destiny, and we dont feel like we played good enough to actually own up to being division champs. We feel we should have at least played good enough to earn being a champion. The keepsakes were handed out Monday at the teams headquarters rather than at the stadium Sunday night after the Broncos backed their way into the postseason party when Oakland lost to San Diego. I wasnt expecting our locker room yesterday to be jubilant by any stretch of the imagination, coach John Fox said. I wouldnt expect it to be any different because they had to watch it over again. Well have time to get them in the right frame of mind. The Broncos (8-8) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) next Sunday. Denver wins AFC West, but still smarting from latest loss Associated Press Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow walks off the field after the Broncos lost 7-3 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sundays game in Denver. The Broncos still advanced to the playoffs despite the loss. Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Floridas special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State 24-17 on Monday in a game between Urban Meyers old team and his future one. Andre Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards the longest scoring play in bowl history and Chris Rainey blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown. The speedsters helped the Gators (7-6) avoid their first losing season since 1979 and pick up some much-needed momentum after losing six of their previous eight games. Ohio State (6-7) finished below .500 for the first time since 1988. The Buckeyes can take solace in knowing that Meyer, who officially takes over at Ohio State this week, will make it a priority to improve special teams. Meyer did that in his six seasons in Gainesville, and Rainey and Debose were two of his most prized recruits. Ohio State fell to 0-10 in bowl games against teams from the Southeastern Conference. Yes, the Buckeyes beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl last year. But that victory was vacated. The latest loss had everything to do with Floridas speed. The Gators dominated the defensive line of scrimmage. They had a season-high six sacks, harassing Braxton Miller on nearly every passing play. Jaye Howard and Sharrif Floyd were disruptive all afternoon. Florida had similar success the last time it played Ohio State. The Gators were dominant on defense in a 41-14 win in the 2007 Bowl Championship Series national title game in Glendale, Ariz. Debose and Rainey proved to be the difference in the muchhyped rematch that centered around Meyer. Just after Ohio State tied the game at 7 on Millers 5-yard pass to DeVier Posey in the second quarter, Debose took the kickoff, made one cut to the outside and went untouched for his third career special-teams touchdown. The Buckeyes never got close enough to even swipe at him, let alone make the tackle. Florida was up 14-10 at halftime and essentially put the game out of reach on the opening possession of the third. NCAA Football Bowl GAMES Associated PressTAMPA Kirk Cousins threw for 300 yards and one touchdown and Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime, giving No. 12 Michigan State a 33-30 victory over No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl on Monday. Georgias Blair Walsh became the Southeastern Conferences career scoring leader with a field goal in the second extra period. But he missed a 42-yarder in the first overtime after conservative play-calling and had a 47-yard attempt blocked on the final play of the game. Michigan State (11-3) ended a five-game bowl losing streak with its first postseason win since beating Fresno State in the 2001 Silicon Valley Bowl. Georgia (10-4) finished on a twogame losing streak, including a lopsided loss to top-ranked LSU in the SEC championship game. CAPITAL ONE BOWLNo. 10 South Carolina 30, No. 21 Nebraska 13 ORLANDO Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and South Carolina had six sacks as the Gamecocks shut out Nebraska over the final three quarters. The victory gave South Carolina 11 wins for the first time in school history and snapped a string of three straight bowl losses. Nebraska lost its second consecutive bowl game and drops to 12-6 all-time in bowl matchups against SEC foes. Both teams lost players in the third quarter when Gamecocks leading receiver Alshon Jeffrey and Cornhuskers cornerback Alfonso Dennard were ejected for a post-play skirmish in which both players threw punches. Michigan State wins after 3 OTs; S.C. beats Nebraska SCORES IN A Gators outrun, outscore Buckeyes 24-17 at Gator Bowl in Jacksonville Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp reacts during the first half of the Gator Bowl. With the 24-17 victory, the Gators avoided a losing season. See FLORIDA / Page B3 Steve Spagnuolo Associated Press Michigan State tight end Brian Linthicum celebrates after a third-quarter reception against Georgia during the Outback Bowl on Monday in Tampa. The Spartans won 33-30. Mark Dominik Tampa Bay Bucs GM told reporters of Morris firing. Raheem Morris was fired as head coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers. See BOWLS / Page B3 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL 8:30 p.m.Tuesday on ESPN Michigan vs. Virginia Tech in New Orleans


B2 T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE NBA/C OLLEGE B ASKETBALL Associated PressAUBURN HILLS, Mich. Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando, beating the Magic 8978 on Monday night. Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won two in a row after losing their first three games of the season. Howard had 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals before fouling out with 2:46 remaining on an illegal screen. Orlando (4-2) was playing a night after rallying to beat Toronto, but the Magic were outplayed by Detroit in the second half. Orlando shot 44 percent from the field and 8 of 22 from 3-point range. Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson each scored 13 points for the Magic. Hawks 100, Heat 92 MIAMI Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Tracy McGrady hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks ended Miamis perfect start by beating the Heat. McGrady and Al Horford each scored 16 for the Hawks (4-1), who opened the final period on a 15-3 run to take control. And McGrady made perhaps the two biggest plays of the night in the final minutes, first throwing a lob to Josh Smith for a dunk, then hitting a 3-pointer that gave the Hawks a 93-84 lead with 2:26 left. LeBron James scored 28 points, Chris Bosh scored 19 and Dwyane Wade finished with 12 for Miami (5-1). The Heat led by as many as 10 in the early going and took a fourpoint lead into the final quarter before getting outscored 33-21. Jeff Teague finished with 15 points for Atlanta.Raptors 90, Knicks 85 NEW YORK Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points, and Toronto held onto a big lead against New York after wasting one a night earlier. Jose Calderon added nine points and 12 assists for the Raptors. They opened a 17point advantage at halftime thanks to the Knicks inept second quarter then held on to snap a three-game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 11 rebounds as the Knicks played their second straight game without Amare Stoudemire, who has a sprained left ankle. Toney Douglas had 22 points for the Knicks, who made three baskets in the second quarter.Timberwolves 106, Spurs 96 MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Minnesota over San Antonio, which lost guard Manu Ginobili to a broken left hand. Luke Ridnour had 19 points and nine assists, and Wes Johnson broke out of a shooting slump with 14 points on 6for-6 shooting for the Timberwolves. Ginobili injured his shooting hand in the second quarter. The two-time All-Star will be examined in San Antonio on Tuesday. Tim Duncan had 16 points and five assists and Richard Jefferson scored 16 for the Spurs. Suns 102, Warriors 91PHOENIX Steve Nash scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and rookie Markieff Morris added 16 points to lead Phoenix over Golden State. Jared Dudley had 15 points, and Channing Frye and Shannon Brown added 10 each for the Suns, who have won two of three overall and six straight against the Warriors. Phoenix has not lost to Golden State at home since March 8, 2005 a 13-game stretch. Monta Ellis had 18 points, Dominic McGuire scored 14 and Brandon Rush finished with 13 points for the Warriors, who lost their first road game after opening the season with four straight wins at home. Celtics 100, Wizards 92BOSTON Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Boston won for the second straight night over Washington. Paul Pierce had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics (3-3), who pulled to .500 after losing their first three games of the season. Rookie Greg Stiemsma, making his first start, had 13 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Brandon Bass scored 12. Andray Blatche led Wizards (0-5) with 28 points and nine rebounds, JaVale McGee had 17 points and 14 boards, and John Wall had 11 points. Boston beat the Wizards 9486 in Washington on Sunday.Pacers 108, Nets 94 NEWARK, N.J. Paul George scored 21 points and Indiana shot a season-best 52.6 percent to beat skidding New Jersey. Danny Granger added 15 points and David West scored 13 as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five games and sent the Nets to their fifth straight loss. Deron Williams scored 22 points and rookie MarShon Brooks added 21 for the Brooklyn-bound Nets, who have not led for a second in their two losses at the Prudential Center in their final season in New Jersey. The Nets, who are already without center Brook Lopez because of a broken foot, also played without power forward Kris Humphries because of a sore left shoulder. Pistons power past Magic Detroits defense shuts down Orlando NCAA BRIEFS Poll: Syracuse No. 1 for fourth weekSyracuse is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for a fourth straight week and Pittsburgh is out of the poll for the first time since the middle of 2009-10. The Orange received 60 first-place votes from the 65member national media panel. Kentucky, which moved up one spot, got the other five. North Carolina, Baylor and Duke all jumped two places to third through fifth. Ohio State dropped from second to sixth after losing at Indiana. Missouri, Connecticut, Georgetown and Michigan State round out the top 10. Louisville, which lost to Georgetown and Kentucky, dropped from fourth to 11th. No. 23 Kansas State and No. 25 Gonzaga enter the rankings on six-game winning streaks. Pittsburgh, losers of three straight, dropped out from 22nd. AP womens poll: Baylor still No. 1 Baylor remains the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll. The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the fifth straight week after blowing out Mississippi Valley State in their only game. The first five teams in the Top 25 remain unchanged. Connecticut is No. 2, followed by Notre Dame, Stanford and Maryland. After a light holiday schedule, all five teams dive into conference play this week. Tennessee, Duke, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Rutgers round out the top 10. Kentucky fell five spots to No. 11 after losing to Middle Tennessee and then beating Florida. Nebraska moved up four places to 19th with a victory over then-No. 16 Penn State. The Nittany Lions had the biggest drop, falling to 22nd. From wire reports Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Laurin Mincy scored 23 points, Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Tiana Hawkins had 20 points and 13 rebounds as No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten with a 91-70 rout of Florida State on Monday night. Hawkins was 7 of 7 from the floor in the first half and had nine rebounds for Maryland (14-0, 1-0 ACC), which won the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Alexa Deluzio tied a career high with 23 points, and Cierra Bravard added 14 points for Florida State (87, 0-1). Maryland trailed 19-18 but went on a 10-0 run, capped by Mincys 3pointer with 9:01 left in the first half, to pull away.No. 7 Duke 77, Virginia 66DURHAM, N.C. Tricia Liston had 18 points to lead four players in double figures for No. 7 Duke, which blew past Virginia 77-66 Monday night in the ACC opener for both teams. Haley Peters added 13 points, Richa Jackson 12 and Chelsea Gray 11 with eight assists for the Blue Devils (10-2), who have won 19 straight in the series. The contest marked the first return to Cameron Indoor Stadium of former Duke player and assistant coach Joanne Boyle as the Cavaliers head coach. Ataira Franklin led Virginia (12-3) with 19 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 1:49 left, while Ariana Moorer added 18. No. 8 Ohio St. 84, Iowa 71 COLUMBUS, Ohio Samantha Prahalis scored 30 points and Tayler Hill added 28 to rally Ohio State from a 15point first-half deficit for a victory over Iowa, keeping the Buckeyes perfect this season. The Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start during the NCAA era. Morgan Johnson had 25, Kamille Wahlin 17 and Jaime Printy 13 for Iowa (9-6, 1-1), which had a three-game winning streak stopped. No. 18 Purdue 64, Illinois 63CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Courtney Moses made a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, giving No. 18 Purdue a win over Illinois. Ivory Crawford made two free throws with 25 seconds left to give Illinois a 6261 lead, but Lydia McCully hit just 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left for a twopoint lead before Moses nailed the game-winner. Brittany Rayburn had 17 points to lead Purdue (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten), including 13 in the second half. The Boilermakers held Illinois (6-9, 02) to 37 percent shooting. Kersten Magrum led all Illini players with 18 points, while Crawford had 14 points, all in the second half. No. 22 Penn State 82, Wisconsin 49MADISON, Wis. Maggie Lucas scored 18 points to lead No. 16 Penn State over Wisconsin. Lucas led a balanced attack for the Nittany Lions (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten) with Nikki Greene adding 14 points and Mia Nickson with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin (4-10, 02) with 17. No. 25 North Carolina 65, No. 12 Miami 63 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Chay Shegog hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:11 left, helping No. 25 North Carolina rally past No. 12 Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Shegog finished with 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (11-2, 1-0 ACC), who won despite finishing with a season-high 31 turnovers. North Carolina trailed by eight with about 5 1/2 minutes left before fighting back to take its first lead on Shegogs free throws. Freshman Brittany Rountree added 14 points, including two free throws with 16.7 seconds left to push UNCs lead to four. Miami (11-3, 0-1) had a chance to tie it late, but Riquna Williams missed a layup after pushing past Rountree in transition. Shegog grabbed the rebound and was fouled with two seconds left. She missed both free throws, but Morgan Stromans hurried heave from beyond midcourt wasnt close as the horn sounded. MENS GAMES No. 4 Baylor 61, Texas A&M 52WACO, Texas Perry Jones III had 14 points with 12 rebounds and fourthranked Baylor remained undefeated with a victory over Texas A&M in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Bears (14-0) have started the season with the first 14-game winning streak in school history. Baylor led throughout after scoring the games first eight points, and led by as many as 19 points in the second half. Elston Turner had 21 points for Texas A&M (9-4). Khris Middleton had 14 points. Part of the Bears opening 8-0 run was Pierre Jacksons half-court alleyoop pass to Jones for a slam dunk. Baylor pushed its lead to 28-11 with a 18-4 run that Jones started with a turnaround 15-footer and ended with a long jumper.No. 21 Virginia 57, LSU 52BATON ROUGE, La. Sammy Zeglinski and Joe Harris hit big 3-pointers in the final minutes to enable No. 21 Virginia to beat LSU in a non-conference game. With their lead at one point, Zeglinski made his fourth 3 of the game to put the Cavaliers on top 51-47 with 3:25 remaining. A 3-pointer by Anthony Hickey reduced Virginias lead to a single point before Harris made his 3-pointer with 1:30 left. The Tigers cut their deficit in half at 54-52 on a field goal by Justin Hamilton with 51 seconds remaining. LSU got the ball back when Ralston Turner blocked a shot by Harris and Hamilton grabbed the ball. However, Hamilton immediately lost the ball. Maryland women still undefeated Terrapins rout Seminoles in Florida Associated Press Florida States Leonor Rodriguez protects the ball from Marylands Tiana Hawkins, left, and Laurin Mincy in the first half of Mondays game in Tallahassee. Maryland won 91-70. Associated Press Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey drives on Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter of Mondays game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Detroit won 89-78. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia22.500 Boston33.500 Toronto23.400 New York23.400 New Jersey15.1672 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami51.833 Atlanta41.800 Orlando42.6671 Charlotte13.2503 Washington05.0004 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana41.800 Chicago41.800 Milwaukee21.6671 Cleveland22.5001 Detroit23.4002 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio32.600 Houston22.500 New Orleans22.500 Memphis13.2501 Dallas14.2002 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City501.000 Portland31.7501 Denver32.6002 Minnesota23.4003 Utah13.2503 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers22.500 L.A. Lakers33.500 Phoenix23.400 Sacramento23.400 Golden State23.400 Sundays Games Cleveland 98, New Jersey 82 Miami 129, Charlotte 90 Orlando 102, Toronto 96 Boston 94, Washington 86 Minnesota 99, Dallas 82 Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 90 Chicago 104, Memphis 64 Sacramento 96, New Orleans 80 L.A. Clippers 93, Portland 88 Mondays Games Phoenix 102, Golden State 91 Boston 100, Washington 92 Indiana 108, New Jersey 94 Detroit 89, Orlando 78 Atlanta 100, Miami 92 Toronto 90, New York 85 Minnesota 106, San Antonio 96 Oklahoma City at Dallas, late Milwaukee at Denver, late New Orleans at Utah, late Tuesdays Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Mike Rupp scored two goals and Brad Richards posted the winner on top of a chilly baseball field as the New York Rangers outlasted the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park. Playing on a rink that stretched from first base to third base, the Rangers made the leagues fifth Classic event a memorable one, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to stay atop the Eastern Conference standings. The NHL surrounded the rink with Christmas trees, firewood, fake snow, and even trash-can fires. But there was nothing artificial in the elements, with snow flurries late in the second period and temperatures that dipped into the 30s, forcing 49,967 fans to bundle up for the big game. Rookie Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers. It was Schenns first career goal. Flyers center Danny Briere was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist on a penalty shot with 19 seconds left, as New York won for the third time this season against Philadelphia. Senators 3, Devils 2, OT OTTAWA Daniel Alfredsson scored his 401st goal on a power play 4 minutes into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a win over the New Jersey Devils. Alfredsson beat Martin Brodeur with 59.4 seconds left in the extra period after David Clarkson was called for hooking 2:58 into overtime. Ottawas Erik Condra tied it at 2 with a short-handed goal 13:17 into the third. The Senators scored a pair in the third to erase a two-goal deficit. Jason Spezza scored 1:21 into the third to spoil Brodeurs bid for his first shutout of the season. Oilers 4, Blackhawks 3 CHICAGO Ryan Smyth, Taylor Hall and Andy Sutton scored in the second period and the Edmonton Oilers bounced back from Daniel Carcillos nasty hit during a chippy victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Jordan Eberle added two assists for the Oilers, including a perfect backhand pass to Sutton for the tiebreaking score. Ben Eager added an insurance goal in the third period as Edmonton snapped a three-game slide. Jonathan Toews, Andrew Brunette and Jimmy Hayes scored for Chicago, which had won three of four and 10 of 13. The Blackhawks were looking to avenge a 9-2 loss at Edmonton in their previous meeting Nov. 19, but were hurt by Carcillos costly penalty in the second. S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE cant point to one thing or another. You look at totality of the situation when making your decision. The 35-year-old Morris was hired in January 2009, replacing Jon Gruden after Tampa Bay lost the final four games of 2008 to miss the playoffs following a 9-3 start. This years collapse followed a promising start that included wins over NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta, which are both headed to the playoffs. Morris was hired at the same time the Glazer family, which owns the team, promoted Mark Dominik to general manager. The GMs job appears to be safe, although questions persist about whether he provided the type of talent necessary to be successful. I think thats a fair question, and I do take responsibility for what happened on this football team as well. Obviously as a general manager, my job is to help acquire talent, provide talent, draft players and get us to a competitive level, Dominik said. Morris began his stint as the leagues youngest coach with a seven-game losing streak. It ended with a skid that rivaled some of the worst stretches in franchise history, in part because it came only a year after it looked as though the plan to build with young players was on track. Obviously we all felt like at 10-6 ... the team was going in the right direction, Dominik said. Certainly during the season, its difficult to acquire talent when you have injuries. A coach is never supposed to stand up Rainey came off the left end and blocked Ben Buchanans punt. Seldomused linebacker Graham Stewart scooped it up at the 14-yard line and scored the first touchdown of his career. It was Raineys sixth blocked punt of his career, breaking the school and SEC record. Rainey also ran for 71 yards on a warm and sunny day in Jacksonville. John Brantley completed 16 of 22 passes for 132 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. He had a 17-yard strike to Deonte Thompson in the first. Jeff Demps added 31 yards on the ground. Ohio State wasnt nearly as effective. Miller completed 18 of 23 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 15 times for 20 yards. He completed an 11-yard TD pass to Jordan Hall with 57 seconds remaining. The Buckeyes failed to recover an onside kick, and Florida ran out the clock for its sixth bowl victory in the past seven years. Ohio States Dan Herron ran for 82 yards, but also had a fumble. Posey finished with five catches for 37 yards. Miller, a freshman, gives Meyer an experienced and improving quarterback for next season. The Buckeyes wont be bowl eligible, though. The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties last month for violations stemming from players who exchanged jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia for cash and tattoos. Jeffrey had four catches for 148 yards and a touchdown. TICKETCITY BOWL No. 20 Houston 30, No. 24 Penn State 14 DALLAS Penn States tumultuous year ended with a loss, a dispiriting finish to a season in which coach Joe Paterno was fired as part of a child sex-abuse scandal that shook college sports. The Nittany Lions were picked apart by Cougars star Case Keenum, who threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns. Penn State was allowing 162 yards passing per game, but Keenum threw for more than double that by halftime. He burned the Nittany Lions veteran secondary with touchdown passes of 40 and 75 yards to build a 24-7 lead by halftime. It was the schools first bowl game without Paterno as head coach since the 1962 Gator Bowl, a 17-7 loss to Florida. ROSE BOWL No. 6 Oregon 45, No. 9 Wisconsin 38PASADENA, Calif. Oregons incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years. Darron Thomas passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, freshman DeAnthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off Wisconsin 45-38 in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played. And it wasnt over until the Badgers (11-3) ran out of time at the Oregon 25, out of timeouts and unable to spike the ball in time to stop the clock for a last-gasp fling. Lavasier Tuinei caught eight passes for 158 yards and two TDs for the Ducks (12-2), who had no postseason success to show for Kellys otherwise wildly successful three-year tenure until this landmark offensive performance in the 98th Rose Bowl. The Granddaddy of Them All had never seen this many points, beating the record 80 scored by Washington and Iowa in 1991. BOWLS Continued from Page B1 FLORIDA Continued from Page B1 MORRIS Continued from Page B1 off after this season. Spagnuolo and GM Billy Devaney were fired Monday, one day after the Rams wrapped up a 2-14 season tied for the NFLs worst. Kevin Demoff, vice president and chief operating officer, said owner Stan Kroenke made the decision Sunday night. Demoff said a report that former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher had already been scheduled for the first interview was percent false. But he added Fisher was a potentially attractive candidate. Demoffs father, Marvin Demoff, is Fishers agent. I dont think its a foregone conclusion that because I happen to know someone (who) knows Jeff well, that I know Jeff well, that Jeffs going to be our head coach, Kevin Demoff said. I know that makes for great conjecture, great Internet fodder and stokes the rumor mill, but its completely unfounded, Demoff expects the search for both positions to be concluded in the next few weeks and said it didnt necessarily matter which position was filled first. Former coach Dick Vermeil and Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk will be consultants, and Demoff said Kroenke will be heavily involved. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is the only assistant coach under contract through next season. RAMS Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS TELEVISION SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Michigan State at Wisconsin 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Alabama-Birmingham at Florida 9 p.m. (FSNFL) Southern Methodist at Mississippi COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech 4 a.m. (ESPN2) Outback Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan State (Taped) NHL 7 p.m. (SUN) Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars SOCCER 2:55 p.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Liverpool TENNIS 4:30 p.m. (SUN) Tennis Champions Series: Chicago (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. TODAYS RADIO SPORTS 7:15 p.m. (FOX Sports 104.3 FM) Pregame show of Vanguard at Citrus girls basketball 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 104.3 FM) Vanguard at Citrus girls basketball Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS GIRLS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Vanguard at Citrus BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Seven Rivers at Meadowbrook BOYS SOCCER 7:30 p.m. Citrus at Leesburg Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 8 8 CASH 3 (late) 4 1 7 PLAY 4 (early) 9 2 5 3 PLAY 4 (late) 0 0 2 1 FANTASY 5 8 13 29 32 34 Giants 31, Cowboys 14 Dallas007714 N.Y. Giants71401031 First Quarter NYGCruz 74 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 4:57. Second Quarter NYGBradshaw 5 run (Tynes kick), 13:27. NYGBradshaw 10 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 1:09. Third Quarter DalRobinson 34 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 6:54. Fourth Quarter DalRobinson 6 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 10:15. NYGFG Tynes 28, 5:45. NYGNicks 4 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:41. A,077. DalNYG First downs1920 Total Net Yards300437 Rushes-yards16-4931-106 Passing251331 Punt Returns3-173-1 Kickoff Returns6-1273-66 Interceptions Ret.0-01-(-1) Comp-Att-Int29-37-124-33-0 Sacked-Yards Lost6-382-15 Punts6-42.34-40.3 Fumbles-Lost2-12-0 Penalties-Yards7-433-28 Time of Possession25:2734:33 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDallas, F.Jones 11-30, Morris 3-16, Romo 2-3. N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 16-57, Ware 2-19, Jacobs 7-16, Manning 6-14. PASSINGDallas, Romo 29-37-1-289. N.Y. Giants, Manning 24-33-0-346. RECEIVINGDallas, Witten 7-69, F.Jones 747, Bryant 6-70, Robinson 4-61, Austin 2-20, Fiammetta 1-14, Bennett 1-5, Morris 1-3. N.Y. Giants, Cruz 6-178, Nicks 5-76, Hynoski 4-31, Bradshaw 3-12, Pascoe 2-14, Beckum 2-13, D.Thomas 1-14, Ware 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSDallas, Bailey 52 (WL). N.Y. Giants, Tynes 40 (WR).Regular season standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1330.813513342 N.Y. Jets880.500377363 Miami6100.375329313 Buffalo6100.375372434 SouthWLTPctPFPA y-Houston1060.625381278 Tennessee970.563325317 Jacksonville5110.313243329 Indianapolis2140.125243430 NorthWLTPctPFPA y-Baltimore1240.750378266 x-Pittsburgh1240.750325227 x-Cincinnati970.563344323 Cleveland4120.250218307 WestWLTPctPFPA y-Denver880.500309390 San Diego880.500406377 Oakland880.500359433 Kansas City790.438212338 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA y-N.Y. Giants970.563394400 Philadelphia880.500396328 Dallas880.500369347 Washington5110.313288367 SouthWLTPctPFPA y-New Orleans1330.813547339 x-Atlanta1060.625402350 Carolina6100.375406429 Tampa Bay4120.250287494 NorthWLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay1510.938560359 x-Detroit1060.625474387 Chicago880.500353341 Minnesota3130.188340449 WestWLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1330.813380229 Arizona880.500312348 Seattle790.438321315 St. Louis2140.125193407 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sundays Games Chicago 17, Minnesota 13 New Orleans 45, Carolina 17 Green Bay 45, Detroit 41 San Francisco 34, St. Louis 27 Tennessee 23, Houston 22 New England 49, Buffalo 21 Miami 19, N.Y. Jets 17 Jacksonville 19, Indianapolis 13 Philadelphia 34, Washington 10 San Diego 38, Oakland 26 Kansas City 7, Denver 3 Arizona 23, Seattle 20, OT Atlanta 45, Tampa Bay 24 Baltimore 24, Cincinnati 16 Pittsburgh 13, Cleveland 9 N.Y. Giants 31, Dallas 14 End of Regular Season NFL draft orderFirst Round on April 26-28 in New York Opponents WLPctPctWL 1. Indianapolis214.125.539138118 2. St. Louis214.125.590151105 3. Minnesota313.188.559143113 4. Cleveland412.250.531136120 5. Tampa Bay412.250.551141115 6. Washington511.313.477122134 7. Jacksonville511.313.500128128 8. Carolina-x610.375.504129127 9. Miami-x610.375.504129127 10. Buffalo Bills610.375.520133123 11. Kansas City-x79.438.512131125 12. Seattle-x79.438.512131125 13. Arizona88.500.469120136 14. Dallas88.500.473121135 15. Philadelphia88.500.488125131 16. N.Y. Jets88.500.500128128 17. Oakland88.500.504129127 18. San Diego88.500.516132124 19. Chicago88.500.527135121 20. Tennessee97.563.461118138 21. Denver-y88.500.520133123 22. Cincinnati-y97.563.492126130 23. N.Y. Giants-y97.563.520133123 24. Houston -y106.625.453116140 25. Atlanta-y106.625.480123133 26. Detroit-y106.625.535137119 27. Baltimore-y124.750.477122134 28. Pittsburgh-y124.750.492126130 29. New Orleans-y133.813.441113143 30. New England-y,x133.813.449115141 31. San Francisco-y,x133.813.449115141 32. Green Bay-y151.938.457117139 x-Subject to coin flip y-Subject to playoffsMondays dealings BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with C Josh Bard on a minor-league contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINSRecalled F Jordan Caron from Providence (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSSigned F Mark McNeill and F Phillip Danault to three-year contracts. DETROIT RED WINGSActivated F Chris Conner from the injured reserve list and reassigned him to Grand Rapids (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALSAssigned F Cody Eakin to Hershey (AHL).T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 B3 Close score at Fiesta Bowl Rangers rally to beat Flyers in Winter Classic Rupp scores 2, Richards 1 in win over Philly NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3724945211079 Philadelphia372211448125109 Pittsburgh382113446121100 New Jersey382115244105108 N.Y. Islanders36131763284113 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston35241014912368 Ottawa402015545123135 Toronto381815541118125 Buffalo381717438100112 Montreal39141873599110 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida392012747103107 Winnipeg381914543104107 Washington372015242111109 Tampa Bay371717337104122 Carolina401321632103135 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago392411452128111 Detroit38241314912384 St. Louis3821125479585 Nashville392114446105108 Columbus38102352593128 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver40241335113199 Minnesota4021136489595 Colorado402118143108115 Calgary40181754199111 Edmonton381619335104107 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose35201144410285 Los Angeles3919146448690 Dallas372115143100107 Phoenix391916442102103 Anaheim37102162687124 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Nashville 5, Calgary 3 Mondays Games San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2 Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2, OT Edmonton 4, Chicago 3 Colorado at Los Angeles, late Tuesdays Games Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. Calgary at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m. Wednesdays Games Winnipeg at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m. NFL coaching changes in 2011 KANSAS CITY Todd Haley, fired, Dec. 12; Romeo Crennel (interim) JACKSONVILLE Jack Del Rio, fired, Nov. 29; Mel Tucker (interim) MIAMI Tony Sparano, fired, Dec. 12; Todd Bowles (interim) ST. LOUIS Steve Spagnuolo, fired, Jan. 2. TAMPA BAY Raheem Morris, fired, Jan. 2. Colts fire Polians but keep Caldwell INDIANAPOLIS The Indianapolis Colts have fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts general manager. Owner Jim Irsay announced the moves Monday, one day after the team finished the year 2-14. Coach Jim Caldwell was retained. From wire reports Associated Press Florida wide receiver Andre Debose was voted most valuable player for the game in the Gator Bowl against Ohio State on Monday in Jacksonville. Florida beat Ohio State 24-17. here and talk about the injuries he has or else he looks soft and weak and he cant handle it. We did have some injuries this year. It was difficult. But at the same point, I thought we had some good players here that are still developing. I still feel like we have some players (who) will continue to grow. Associated Press Stanford defensive end Matthew Masifilo, from left, safety Myles Muagututia and defensive tackle Jacob Gowan stop Oklahoma State wide receiver Isaiah Anderson in the first half of the Fiesta Bowl on Monday in Glendale, Ariz. Stanford was leading 28-24 at press time.


Media mogul takes to TwitterLONDON Yes, it really is Rupert Murdoch and not an impostor on Twitter. A man using the media moguls name started tweeting over the New Years holiday, and a spokeswoman at his News International company confirmed Monday the account which has the handle rupertmurdoch is genuine. The embattled chief of the sprawling News Corp. media conglomerate says on Twitter that his resolutions for 2012 are to try to maintain humility and to diet. The 80-year-old added that he wants to stay curious. He also sounds bored with his holiday: Back to work tomorrow, he says. Enough idling! Aretha ready to get married NEW YORK Aretha Franklin said shes ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William Willie Wilkerson Franklin told The Associated Press in a statement Monday that the pair was considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. The 69-year-old jokes, No, Im not pregnant. Berlin festival to honor Streep BERLIN Meryl Streep is to be honored for her wide-ranging career at this years Berlin film festival. Festival organizers said Monday that the 62-yearold Streep will be presented with an honorary Golden Bear, the events top award, on Feb. 14. Festival director Dieter Kosslick said that Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles. The two-time Oscar winner will be honored at a screening of her latest movie, The Iron Lady, in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher The festival also will screen older Streep films, including Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophies Choice. The Berlin event, the first of the years major European film festivals, takes place Feb. 9-19. Associated PressPASADENA, Calif. The 2012 Tournament of Roses brought its flowery floats and strutting bands to a worldwide audience Monday under clear blue skies, and in its wake came a scruffier parade hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters. The 123rd annual event, with the theme Just Imagine, flowed along downtown Pasadena to the cheers of hundreds of thousands of sidewalk spectators. An estimated 40 million people viewed this years procession of 44 floats, 16 marching bands and 22 equestrian troupes on U.S. television. There were 10 arrests overnight, including four felonies, as thousands of spectators staked out viewing places along the route but that figure was down from the previous year, police said. Everything went very, very well. Were very pleased, police Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. On the heels of the two-hour parade came several hundred antiWall Street protesters in a pre-arranged demonstration. The thunder of the retreating marching bands mingled in the air with chants of Banks got bailed out, we got sold out as the Occupy the Rose Parade demonstrators retraced about 1.5 miles of the 5.5mile parade route before veering off for a rally near City Hall. They carried a 250-foot-long banner that said We the People to represent the U.S. Constitution. Some also held a 70-foot-long octopus made from recycle plastic bags that represented the tentacles of perceived corporate greed. This is about getting money out of politics, said Greg Stevens, a 38year-old public health lecturer at the University of Southern California. I support everything this movement is about. As the protesters marched by, some Rose Parade spectators yelled get a job while others snapped photos and cheered. Its kind of crazy but kind of exciting, said Alana Olvick, 26, of Valencia, Calif. The ragtag group of protesters made an interesting comparison to the slick, glittering Rose Parade offerings. Its contradicting the parade, Olvick said. Behind the protesters came three truckloads of Los Angeles County sheriffs deputies in riot gear, but no arrests were immediately made and the protest was noisy but peaceful. Police did not release an official count, but Occupy the Rose Parade organizer Pete Thottam estimated the crowd of protesters at 5,000. Police, parade and city officials held numerous meetings with the protest organizers to ensure that they did not disrupt the parade. Heightened security is nothing new to the parade, which took place on Jan. 2 this year because New Years Day falls on a Sunday. Police also stepped up measures after 9/11 and the Y2K threat, and have regularly dealt with protests through the years ranging from anti-Vietnam war demonstrators to Native Americans incensed at the choice of a descendant of Christopher Columbus as grand marshal. This years parade featured Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez as grand marshal, the children and grandchildren of Roy Rogers on a float commemorating cowboys, and the parents of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in the mass shooting that injured U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords last year, on the Donate Life float honoring organ donors. The Greens donated their daughters corneas.Rose Parade Occupied Birthday : It looks like an active social calendar is in the offing for you in the year ahead. The more involvements you have with business associates, family and friends, both old and new, the more new vistas and interests will open up for you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) No one will have to tell you what to do or say in order to make everyone you encounter happy. Youll have no trouble being the center of favorable attention. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Youre likely to be more effective guiding things from the background than by being out in front, making loud noises. Maintain a low profile when youre handling a delicate situation. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) It behooves you to seek out the action and to get involved personally. The greater the crowd around you, the more relaxed and effective you can become. Aries (March 21-April 19) Try to be especially attentive to what or who can make you money. Although youll have to work for it, making the right choices could yield you more than usual. Taurus (April 20-May 20) If youre prepared to be philosophical about lifes offerings, events should ultimately unfold to your liking. Regardless of how things go at first, remain tenacious and hopeful. Gemini (May 21-June 20) There are few who are as creative as a Gemini when it comes to making the most out of the least, which you are apt to prove once again. Onlookers will be aware of this and try to hop on board. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Dont be surprised if your popularity suddenly soars. Youre in a cycle where those who know you only slightly will want to get to know you better and treat you with special attention. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Hesitating to elevate your sights will inhibit you from achieving what you truly want and secretly believe you can obtain. If you dont trust your talents, no one else will. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) In order for your finer qualities to emerge, you are likely to require some kind of stimulating challenge to bring them forth. It could be anything from a game to a big business deal. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Your family is likely to enhance your feelings of belonging and, in doing so, simultaneously instill confidence in you. There is no stronger force than a sense of security. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Considerable pleasure can be derived from being brought up to speed concerning the doings of your friends and family. Ring up your favorite news hawks to get all the juicy info. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) If you are prepared to produce, the compensation for which youre hoping will be there. The present cycle youre in may be brief, but youll be able to garner more than usual. From wire reports Meryl Streep Rupert Murdoch Aretha Franklin Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, JAN. 1 Fantasy 5 : 8 15 16 24 31 5-of-54 winners$44,552.19 4-of-5253$113.50 3-of-57,607$10.50 Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2012. There are 363 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Jan. 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X. In 1777, Gen. George Washingtons army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J. In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. (The banks were abolished in 1966.) In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized. In 1958, the first six members of the newly formed U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held their first meeting at the White House. In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba. In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a historic nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow. Ten years ago: A judge in Alabama ruled that former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry was mentally competent to stand trial on murder charges in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. (Cherry was later convicted, and served a life sentence until his death in Nov. 2004.) Five years ago: Gerald R. Ford was laid to rest on the grounds of his presidential museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., during a ceremony watched by thousands of onlookers. One year ago: Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in as Californias 39th governor, returning to the office hed left 28 years earlier. Prosecutors in Dallas declared Cornelius Dupree Jr. innocent of a rape and robbery that had put him in prison for 30 years, longer than any other DNA exoneree in Texas. Todays Birthdays: Record producer Sir George Martin is 86. Actor Robert Loggia is 82. Actor Dabney Coleman is 80. Journalistauthor Betty Rollin is 76. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull is 73. Singer-songwriterproducer Van Dyke Parks is 69. Musician Stephen Stills is 67. Rock musician John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) is 66. Actress Victoria Principal is 62. Actor-director Mel Gibson is 56. Actress Shannon Sturges is 44. Jazz musician James Carter is 43. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 40. Actor Jason Marsden is 37. Actress Danica McKellar is 37. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez is 36. Singer Kimberley Locke (American Idol) is 34. Thought for Today: Not all who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien, English author (born this date in 1892, died in 1973). 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. Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B3 E NTERTAINMENT Page B4 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 Associated PressLOS ANGELES Tom Cruise is off to a good start for the new year with a second-straight No. 1 weekend at the box office. Cruises Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol took in an estimated $38.3 million domestically over the long holiday weekend from Friday to Monday. That raised its total to $141.2 million. Ghost Protocol also pulled in $37 million overseas to push its international total to $225.3 million and worldwide haul to $366.5 million. The movie helped lift distributor Paramount to a record $5.17 billion in worldwide box office for 2011, topping the previous high of $4.8 billion set by Warner Bros. in 2010. Paramounts 2011 hits included Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which took in $1.1 billion worldwide, along with Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots and Rango. Finishing second again for the weekend was Robert Downey Jr.s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with $26.5 million. The family sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked came in third with $21 million. Rounding out the top-five were Steven Spielbergs War Horse at No. 4 with $19.2 million and David Finchers The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo just behind at No. 5 with $19 million. Cruises Mission maintains altitude C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE TOP TEN MOVIES 1 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Paramount, $38,325,000, 3,455 locations, $141,214,000, three weeks. 2.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Warner Bros., $26,510,000, 3,703 locations, $136,514,000, three weeks. 3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Fox, $21,000,000, 3,724 locations, $5,639 average, $97,359,335, three weeks. 4 War Horse, Disney, $19,219,000, 2,547 locations, $45,248,000, two weeks. 5.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Sony, $19,000,000, 2,914 locations, $60,011,000, two weeks. 6.We Bought a Zoo, Fox, $16,500,000, 3,163 locations, $43,987,317, two weeks. 7. The Adventures of Tintin, Paramount, $15,000,000, 3,087 locations, $50,841,000, two weeks. 8.New Years Eve, Warner Bros., $7,735,000, 2,225 locations, $47,397,000, four weeks. 9.The Darkest Hour, Summit, $5,250,000, 2,327 locations, $14,228,000, two weeks. 10.The Descendants, Fox Searchlight, $4,250,000, 758 locations, $40,274,646, seven weeks. Movie No. 1 for second week Associated Press Occupy protesters march along Colorado Boulevard Monday during the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Several hundred Occupy protesters marched at the end of the Rose Parade in a pre-arranged demonstration. Anti-Wall Street protesters march during annual event This is about getting money out of politics. Greg Stevens public health lecturer at USC.


A s we begin the New Year, I want to touch base on a subject I discussed many times last year, obesity. Obesity is tied to so many different disease processes and leads to billions of dollars in medical cost each year. And every week that goes by, we find more and more evidence of the danger of obesity. New research now shows obesity doubles the risk of a cancer recurrence and cancer-related death in patients with esophageal cancer who have been previously treated. This research, from the Mayo Clinic, was recently published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In this study, researchers at the Mayo Dr. C. Joseph Bennett AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Obesity and cancer of esophagus See BENNETT / Page C4 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE New Years pledges T he new year has started and we are all excited about it. It brings new hope, new expectations and new resolutions. According to one small study, almost 40 percent of Americans make New Years resolutions. This year, I am going to suggest some New Years resolutions which can help improve health and cut down the risk of cancer. 1. Lose weight and eat healthy: Obesity accounts for one in seven cancers in the United States and it also increases the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, etc. Try to eat five to seven See GANDHI / Page C3 T he Eustachian is a small tube in the middle of the head that connects the middle ear cavity with the back of the nose. It is a very small tube that has a big job. If it is working properly, when you are flying in an airplane your ears will not feel plugged up and painful and cause you to hear poorly. If it is not working well, then you will have trouble, especially when the plane is landing. In childhood, we see this structure being an issue when children have problems with their ears getting infected. In an infant, or a small child, the tube is short and narrow and horizontal and contributes to ear infections because it does not drain properly. As we grow, the Eustachian tube elongates and develops a downward course so it can drain the middle ear properly. The Eustachian tube has three main functions. It regulates the middle ear pressure so hearing is crisp and clear and when it doesnt work, patients frequently complain of a sensation of pressure. Secondly, it drains middle ear fluid, which is normally made. If it doesnt drain, it accumulates and that can lead to an infection. Lastly, the Eustachian tube serves as a protective mechanism. Why ears pop and crackle W ell, it is 2012 Happy New Year. I hope all of you had a great time with your family and friends through this holiday season. I enjoyed the relaxation of not going anywhere and just staying home. As we all know, with the new year comes talk about some resolutions. I thought I would put a different twist on my column today and talk about some of the services dentistry has to offer that people might shy away from, and write a small note as to why you shouldnt worry so much about them. Maybe after reading this you will make some new resolutions. Smile makeover you may think that this needs to be very involved, time-consuming and costly. The truth is that it does not have to be. Go talk to your dentist about what your goals are and they will likely give you many alternatives, one of which will likely meet your needs. Root canals they simply are not what most people think of when they hear they need a root canal. I cannot remember the last time I had a complication with a root New year offers ideas to discuss with dentist See VASCIMINI / Page C3 See GRILLO / Page C4 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Richard Hoffmann / Page C3 Dr. Frank Vascimini SOUND BITES 000A6NQ G e t B a c k I n t o G e t B a c k I n t o Get Back Into T h e S w i n g O f L i f e T h e S w i n g O f L i f e The Swing Of Life W i t h W i t h With M i n i m a l l y M i n i m a l l y Minimally I n v a s i v e I n v a s i v e Invasive B a c k B a c k Back S u r g e r y S u r g e r y Surgery Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Failed Laser Spine Surgery Spinal Stenosis Herniated Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Scoliosis Spinal Fractures due to Trauma or Osteoporosis Board Certified Spine Surgeons Specializing in the Treatment of Back and Leg Pain Due to: Little to no out of pocket expense for most Medicare Patients with secondary insurances. For Appointment Call Toll Free 1-855-Gulfcoast (1-855-485-3262) www.gulfcoastspine.net James J. Ronzo, D.O. Frank S. Bono, D.O. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Lt. Cmdr. Donald Hurst, a fourth-year psychiatry resident at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, has seen several cases of users experiencing bad reactions to the drugs. New Spice Associated Press A poster warning of the effects of the drug known as Spice hangs on a wall Dec. 6 at the Naval Hospital, in San Diego. The U. S. Navy has kicked out a record number of sailors and Marines this year for smoking synthetic marijuana and is seeing a dramatic jump in em ergency room visits of its users, including some who babbled or hallucinated for eight days. Synthetic marijuana a growing problem for members of U.S. military J ULIE W ATSON Associated PressSAN DIEGO U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called Spice, which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days. The abuse of the substance has so alarmed military officials that theyve launched an aggressive testing program that this year has led to the investigation of more than 1,100 suspected users. So-called synthetic pot is readily available on the Internet and has become popular nationwide in recent years, but its use among troops and sailors has raised concerns among the Pentagon brass. You can just imagine the work that we do in a military environment, said Mark Ridley, deputy director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, adding, you need to be in your right mind when you do a job. Thats why the Navy has always taken a zero tolerance policy toward drugs. Two years ago, only 29 Marines and sailors were investigated for Spice. This year, the number topped 700, the investigative service said. Those found guilty of using Spice are kicked out, although the Navy does not track the overall number of dismissals. The Air Force has punished 497 airmen so far this year, compared to last years 380, according to figures provided by the Pentagon. The Army does not track Spice investigations but says it has medically treated 119 soldiers for the synthetic drug in total. Military officials emphasize those caught represent a tiny fraction of all service members and note none was in a leadership See SPICE / Page C4 H EALTH & L IFE


LifeSouth Community Blood Centers : To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Citrus County School Board, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Homosassa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa Springs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, First Christian Church, 2018 A Colonad St., Inverness. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. New Years Resolution Blood Drive 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Parish Life Center at Our Lady of Grace Church, co-hosted by the Knights of Columbus Abbot Francis Sadlier Council No. 6168 Call Barbara Waitkevich at 352-249-7394, Don Irwin at 352-527-8450 or LifeSouth Blood Center at 352-527-3061. Join the free LifeSharers program to donate your organs. Visit the website to join online at www.lifesharers.org. From 5 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly, Applebees at 1901 Main St. in Inverness has Dining to Donate 10 percent of the guests bill will be sent to the corporate office of LifeSharers. A flier must be presented: email Anna DiPleco at floridiananna@aol.com (with the subject Re: LifeSharers) for a copy of the flier for presentation. Call DiPleco at 352-7268489 to answer any questions. The George A. Dame Community Health Center BoardMeetings are at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Citrus County Health Department, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, in the first floor conference room. Free seminar on Cold and Flu Season by Michelle McColley, CNHP, M.H., B.T., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Doctor Vitamin Store, 3930 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, in the Publix shopping center. Limited seating, call 352-628-7036. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: Seven RiversRegional.com. Call 352795-1234 to register for the programs. Free Prostate Cancer Screening During January, men older than age 50 who have not had a prostate cancer screening in the past 12 months are welcome to register for a free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and physical exam (DRE) on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the SRRMC Ambulatory Surgery Center. Men older than 40 at high risk are also welcome. Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis. Free Balance Screenings Seven Rivers Rehab & Wound Center offers free balance screenings at 1675 S.E. U.S. 19 in the Crystal River Shopping Center (next to Sweetbay). Call 352-795-0534 to schedule an appointment. The Citrus Alliance Against Adult Abuse (C4A) monthly meeting is at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly at HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. For information, call Judy Stauffer at 352-303-2620. Your help is needed to protect our vulnerable against abuse, neglect and exploitation. Partners for a Substance-Free Citrus Inc. will meet the second Thursday monthly in the basement of the Citrus County School Board office in Inverness, 1007 W. Main St. Use the elevator to go to the basement. 8 to 9 a.m. board meeting. 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. coffee, doughnuts, networking. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. membership meeting. For information, call the office at 352-389-0472 or email substancefree.citrus@yahoo.com. HOMOSASSA Meet the Experts mini-conference sponsored by Hospice of Citrus County, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa (east of U.S. 19). This program is the first in a series of educational mini-conferences presented by a panel of local professional experts in financial planning, tax law, elder law, estate planning, insurance, real estate and charitable giving. Panelists include Sally Long, Edward Serra, Tom Slaymaker, Eddie Levin, Debbie Rector and Anthony Palumbo. John J. Ceparano, CFP, PFS, CPA, principal of Joseph Capital Management, will serve as moderator for the Meet the Experts Panel. No one on this panel can tell you whats coming down the road with the countrys ever changing tax laws,., he said, but they can provide you with information on how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that exist. Anthony Palumbo, Hospice of Citrus County chief executive officer, said, Although this program is offered free of charge, the information that is offered is priceless. Space is limited. Reservation includes complimentary continental breakfast. Reserve a space by calling Linda Baker at 352-527-2020. Support GROUPS Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support group: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-592-8128. HUDSON Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Alzheimers support group meetings 10 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday monthly in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to caregivers and other interested people to discuss and exchange ideas as well as help and encourage those who are involved in the care for Alzheimers patients. Call Maria Curley at 727-992-1358 or Kathy Montero at the Alzheimers Family Organization at 727-848-8888. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. Visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com. SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Families Against Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at Sandy Oaks RV Resort, 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, for families, friends and anyone affected by MS. Call 352-422-5868. The Area 13 Family Care Council 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday monthly at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). Call Karen Huscher at 352-726-1445 or isabelfcc13 @yahoo.com. Area 13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Website: www.FCCFlorida.org. NAMI-Citrus locally chartered group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets the second Monday monthly at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., speaker at 6:45 p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are welcome. Call 352-341-2273. SPRING HILL Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease, 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required, call 352-628-6060 in Citrus, 352597-6333 in Hernando or visit the website www.OakHill Hospital.com. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, hosts a volunteer meeting at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly. Call 352-344-8111.Weekly meetings Recovery from Food Addiction, 1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Room 5 in Inverness. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit: www.foodaddicts.org. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. For information, call 352-513-4296. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-212-0632. GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group : 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 4 to March 28 at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, $15. Child care is provided. Call 352-746-6200 or visit www.sevenrivers.org. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous : Easy Does It, 8 p.m. Monday and Saturday, Lions Den, U.S. 41, Floral City. It Works How and Why, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon Sunday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Focus on Recovery, 8 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Grover Cleveland Boulevard, Homosassa. Recovery on the River, 8 p.m. Monday and Friday, Lecanto Church of Christ, State Road 44 and County Road 491, Lecanto; 8 p.m. Sunday 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto, east of C.R. 491 and S.R. 44. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Information line: 352-382-0851. Overeaters Anonymous : Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352-746-5019. Solution, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Call Marilyn at 352726-9112. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. 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The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar and more for more than 15 years. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Independent Living Skills, Peer Support and Literacy workshops, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, 3774 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Call Cathy Jackson at 352527-8399. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352-344-8111. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Citrus County at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Bailey Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1900 State Road 44 W., Inverness. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 352-503-3262. The National DBSA Associations number is 800-826-3632. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and a coffee house after. Call 352-7466200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand smallgroup time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and co-dependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352-6884537 or 800-772-8672. Online support group: www.alzsupport.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. ACS Man to Man Prostate Support and Education Program, 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday monthly except January, which will be Jan. 11. Meetings are in the conference room at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at 522 N. Lecanto Highway in the Allen Ridge Medical Mall. Call 352-527-0106. Breast Cancer Support Group: 11:30 a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext. 6596 or ext. 3329. Cancer Support: at Cancer Treatment Center. Call Jeannette at 352-746-1100 for date and time. Diabetes Support Group: Call Carol McHugh, R.N., at 352-341-6110 for details. Head and Neck Cancer Support: Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Contact Wendy Hall for upcoming schedule at 352-527-0106. Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m. third Wednesday every other month, CMHS Auditorium. Call 352560-6266 for registration and Cardio Pulmonary Rehab call 352-344-6538 for exact date. Mended Hearts Support Group 10 a.m. second Friday, Gulf Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Ostomy Support: 2 p.m. third Sunday, Cypress Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Steve at 352-229-4202, Sue at 352-560-7918, Sharon at 352382-4446 or Betty or Mel at 352-341-0005. Stroke Support Group of Citrus County: 3 to 4 p.m. third Wednesday, CMHS Annex Building, State Road 44 across from Walgreens; 352-344-6596 or 352-344-1646. HPH Hospice, in partnership with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, offers Caregivers Support Groups for caregivers of dementia or Alzheimers patients to provide information, education and emotional support in a safe, comforting and confidential environment. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to join. Call Cathy Heaps, LMHW, at 352-527-4600 with questions. First Tuesday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Community, 8733 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa. Third Wednesday, 1 p.m., Avante at Inverness, 304 S. Citrus Ave. Fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m., Emeritus at Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486 east of C.R. 491), Lecanto. Also, free grief support programs 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center for anyone who has experienced the sudden loss of a loved one. Registration required. Call 800-486-8784. Weekly ongoing Bereavement Group from HPH Hospice and St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, available to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 26 at St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1071 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. There is no cost to attend. Contact Paul Winstead at 352-527-4600. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 C3 000A6F3 www.dynabodyfitnessclub.com 344-3553 2232 Hwy. 44 W., Inverness (Behind New RaceTrac Service Station) $ 29 17 month D OES Y OUR F ITNESS C LUB M EASURE U P ? All New a nd Renewing Members $0 INITIATION FEE! Mon.-Thur. 5 am-10 pm Friday 5 am-9 pm Sat. & Sun. 8 am-5 pm Over 300 group fitness classes included in membership Heated Indoor Pool with Aqua Aerobics OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 18,000 Sq. Ft. indoor/outdoor full service facilities Most experienced trainers and instructors in Citrus County Plus tax w/1year easy payment plan. Offer expires Jan. 31, 2012 THERES A NEW VIEWFINDER IN TOW N! COMING SOON COMING SOON ONLY AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION PLEASE CALL 3 5 2 5 6 3 5 6 5 5 TO ORDER YOURS TODAY! 000A6TE Emergency hospitalizations related to medications Q : What drugs can cause emergency hospitalizations in older people? A: Adverse drug events cause an estimated 100,000 emergency hospitalizations for senior Americans every year, but more than two-thirds of these hospitalizations involve only a handful of drugs and drug types. According to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2011), only four drugs or drug classes were responsible for the majority of these emergency hospitalizations. The study researchers collected information from 58 hospitals around the country between 2007 and 2009 and estimated that nearly 100,000 emergency hospitalizations each year were due to adverse drug events in adults 65 years of age or older. Nearly one-half of these hospitalizations were among adults 80 years of age or older. Study results showed that more than two-thirds of the hospitalizations were due to unintentional overdoses of the following four medications or medication classes: Warfarin (Coumadin) 33 percent of hospitalizations. Insulins 14 percent of hospitalizations. Oral anti-platelet drugs (Aspirin, Plavix, and others) 13 percent of hospitalizations. Oral diabetes drugs 11 percent of hospitalizations. With antiplatelet or blood thinning drugs, bleeding was the main problem. For insulin and other diabetes medications, about twothirds of cases involved changes in mental status such as confusion, loss of consciousness or seizures. All of these medications are commonly prescribed to older adults, but their dosage needs to be carefully adjusted to prevent adverse effects. Blood thinners like warfarin and diabetes medications like insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents require blood testing to adjust the doses. Interactions between these medications and other drugs or foods can also cause problems leading to serious side effects, so it is important your physician and pharmacist know about all the medications (prescription and non-prescription) you take. Hospitalizations due to adverse drug events are likely to increase as Americans live longer, have more chronic conditions and take more medications. Richard P Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. Richard Hoffmann ASK THE PHARMACIST GROUPS Continued from Page C2 canal that lead to disappointment. If this were to happen, the likelihood of the problem is usually known ahead of time and does not come as a surprise. Adult orthodontics (braces) many adults shy away from braces. As long as you have an orthodontist who is comfortable with adult braces, you will be amazed with the outcome you can have and what a difference it can make in your smile. A new set of dentures Dentures have come a long way through the years. They can look like real teeth and can take years off of your appearance. And the fit and comfort that new technology provides will surprise you. Implants Implants have finally made it to the status of routine dentistry. There was a time when I could not say this. As long as you have a good surgeon who works closely with the restoring dentist, implants are predicable. They should always be included in your set of options. Whitening If you are looking for whiter teeth and you are in a hurry you can have in-office whitening. If you have the time, athome whitening works just as predictably and can save you some money. The days of sensitivity are few and far between. In the event of sensitivity, there are many solutions that we have to offer to relieve any discomfort. New patient exam You might shy away from an exam because you are worried about what you might hear. The truth is it is better to know what is going on, get your options and make a plan to get you to optimum oral health. I cannot tell you how many times a patient says to me they wish they had done it sooner. Dentistry has so many options to improve oral health and appearance. Take that first step and get your exam you wont be disappointed. I hope this has helped some of you make that resolution to call your dental office for an appointment. I wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Dr. Frank Vascimini is a Homosassa dentist. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@ MasterpieceDentalStudio.com. VASCIMINIContinued from Page C1 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Servings are small size, e.g., one small apple may make one serving. Limit intake of red meat and processed meat. Choose whole grains over processed (refined) grains. 2. Exercise: As per the American Cancer Society Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, aboveusual activities, on five or more days of the week; 45 to 60 minutes of intentional physical activity are preferable. This helps as follows: helping to control weight. maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints. reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes. promoting psychological well-being. reducing the risk of death from heart disease. 3. Smoking and alcohol: Smoking is the most common cause of cancer. It causes many cancers, including lung, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, bladder, stomach, cervix, kidney and pancreas, and acute myeloid leukemia. It also damages the lungs and heart. Therefore, all smokers should try this year to quit smoking. If you are a nonsmoker, avoid secondhand smoke. If you do not drink alcohol, do not start it for health benefits. If you drink it, drink no more than one drink per day for women or two per day for men. 4. Screening: In general, the earlier we detect cancer, the more curable it is. For women, regular mammograms and pap smears are very important. There is some controversy about screening PSA in men. Both men and women should get a colonoscopy after the age of 50. If you are a smoker or you quit smoking in the last 15 to 20 years, recent recommendations suggest screening spiral low dose CT scan of lung once a year. Please make a resolution that you will follow all current screening guidelines for cancer. You can learn this in detail from the American Cancer Society at www. cancer.org/Healthy/Find CancerEarly/CancerScreeningGuidelines/americancancer-society-guidelinesfor-the-early-detection-ofcancer. These are some of the suggestions for New Years resolutions. Some are easy and some may not be easy. All of these help improve health and cut down risk of cancer. Please consider them. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of the American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@ tampabay.rr.com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHI Continued from Page C1


It stops damage of the inner ear caused by intense sounds that otherwise would be transmitted to the inner ear and damage it. The Eustachian tube has been a point of interest for scientists going back 2,400 years. Bartholomeus Eustachius first published a more modern-day description of the Eustachian tube and its function. His descriptions of anatomy and function were noted in his thesis in 1562. Studies and research of this structure continue to this day. It seems like a lot of attention for a small structure, but one that is very important. The Eustachian tube is normally closed at rest and open when patients yawn or swallow because of muscle movement in the back of the nose and throat area. Many times, patients will observe their ears will pop and crackle and hearing will become even more crisp and clear for a few seconds to a minute. This process is repeated throughout the day due to pressure changes in our environment and the need to equalize pressure. There are some other disorders associated with the Eustachian tube, not just blockage but sometimes when it is chronically open. Patients frequently complain of hearing ones own breathing or having an excessive sensation of fullness in the ear, which seems almost contradictory since the tubes problem is it is open more so than it is closed. Other more rare conditions include muscle spasms, which cause a repetitive clicking noise due to the muscle spasm or a Charlie-horse type of event occurring in the muscles of the back of the throat. Eustachian tube blockage is a more common problem, as I mentioned, causing ear infections in young children. Even large adenoid tissue can block the Eustachian tube. That is why frequently tonsils and adenoids are recommended to be removed for ear problems if they dont respond to conservative measures. Aerotitis, or barrow trauma, is another failure of the Eustachian tube associated with diving. When pressure differentials are great, the muscles that normally open the Eustachian tube cannot fight the increased pressure. A relative decrease in pressure creates a vacuum in the middle ear, and hearing loss. In some rare instances, it causes noises in the ear and dizziness, but that is quite rare. Treating Eustachian tube problems range from conservative measures including medications to surgical intervention including ear tubes. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. Clinic performed a study of 778 patients, and found that five-year survival in obese patients, defined as those with a body mass index of 30 or higher with esophageal cancer, was 18 percent, compared to 36 percent in patients of normal weight. Yes, obesity in this study decreased your chance of survival by 50 percent. Now, this is not the first study to show the risk of obesity and cancer, but it is the first to find obese patients with esophageal cancer have worse outcomes following treatment than patients with a normal weight. It highlights the point that cancer patients who have been treated for their cancer and are obese should make every effort to lose weight. Obesity is considered a risk factor in the development of esophageal cancer, which is known to be both highly lethal and increasingly common. But prior to this study, we did not really understand the impact of obesity in this upper gastrointestinal cancer, and the risk obesity plays in those who have been treated. Studies that have linked obesity with poor outcomes in other tumor types have proposed that excess weight produces a chronic inflammatory state, which can raise the risk of cancer development and worse outcomes in those who have already been treated. If validated in another study, the findings may change the way some physicians counsel obese patients with this disease. As an oncologist, I will spend more time speaking to my patients about excess body weight as part of their care, because we are more often concerned about weight loss and maintaining proper nutrition, but that may change. It would be helpful to be able to offer patients some measures that they can take to possibly impact their prognosis and survival rate. The studys findings applied to patients who had never smoked. Links between obesity and outcomes in smokers are more difficult to determine, because smoking is known to reduce weight and increase the likelihood of death. All the patients studied were treated at the Mayo Clinic, and had undergone treatment for their cancer. Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board certified radiation oncologist, member of the Citrus County Unit and Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer, hosted by Dr. Bennett, on WYKE TV, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email at cjbennett@rboi.com. C4 T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE Books and Beyond 2012 Festival of Books Downtown Inverness St. Margarets Episcopal Church 114 N. Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** Advice on publishing, editing **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769452 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 0 0 0 9 X 4 9 0009P1H park & ride from the mall F L O R I D A Admission $3 Children under 12 FREE position or believed high while on duty. Spice is made up of exotic plants from Asia like Blue Lotus and Bay Bean. Their leaves are coated with chemicals that mimic the effects of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but are five to 200 times more potent. More than 40 states have banned some of its chemicals, prompting sellers to turn to the Internet, where it is marketed as incense or potpourri. In some states, Spice is sold at bars, smoke shops and convenience stores. Sellers based in the United States and Europe advertising the incense on the Internet did not respond to emails or calls seeking comment. The packets often say the ingredients are not for human consumption and are for aromatherapy. They are described as mood enhancing and long lasting. Some of the sellers websites say they do not sell herbal mixes containing any illegal chemicals and say they are offering a legal high. Service members preferred it because until this year there was no way to detect it with urine tests. A test was developed after the Drug Enforcement Administration put a one-year emergency ban on five chemicals found in the drug. Manufacturers are adapting to avoid detection, even on the new tests, and skirt new laws banning the main chemicals, officials say. Its a moving target, said Capt. J.A. Cappy Surette, spokesman for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. The military can calibrate its equipment to test for those five banned chemicals but underground chemists can keep altering the properties and make up to more than 100 permutations, Surette said. Complicating their efforts further, there are more than 200 other chemicals used in the concoctions. They remain legal and their effects on the mind and body remain largely unknown, Navy doctors say. A Clemson University created many of the chemicals for research purposes in 1990s. They were never tested on humans. Civilian deaths have been reported and emergency crews have responded to calls of hyper-excited people doing things like tearing off their clothes and running down the street naked. Navy investigators compare the substance to angel dust because no two batches are the same. Some who smoke it like a marijuana cigarette may just feel a euphoric buzz, but others have suffered delusions lasting up to a week. While the problem has surfaced in all branches of the military, the Navy has been the most aggressive in drawing attention to the problem. It produced a video based on cases to warn sailors of Spices dangers and publicized busts of crew members on some of its most-storied ships, including the USS Carl Vinson, from which Osama bin Ladens was dropped into the sea. Two of the largest busts this year involved sailors in the San Diego-based U.S. Third Fleet, which announced last month that it planned to dismiss 28 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. A month earlier, 64 sailors, including 49 from the Vinson, were accused of being involved in a Spice ring. Many of the cases were discovered after one person was caught with synthetic pot, prompting broader investigations. Lt. Commander Donald Hurst, a fourth-year psychiatry resident at San Diegos Naval Medical Center, said the hospital is believed to have seen more cases than any other health facility in the country. Doctors saw users experiencing bad reactions once a month, but now see them weekly. Users suffer everything from vomiting, elevated blood pressure and seizures to extreme agitation, anxiety and delusions. Hurst said the behavior in many cases he witnessed at first seemed akin to schizophrenia. Usually within minutes, however, the person became completely lucid. Sometimes, the person goes in and out of such episodes for days. He recalled one especially bizarre case of a sailor who came in with his sobbing wife. He stood there holding a sandwich in front of him with no clue as to what to do, he said. He opened it up, looked at it, touched it. I took it and folded it over and then he took a bite out it. But then we had to tell him, you have to chew. An hour later when Hurst went back to evaluate him, he was completely normal and worried about being in trouble. Thats something you dont see with acute schizophrenic patients, he said. Then we found out based on the numbers of people coming in like this, that OK theres a new drug out there. Hurst decided to study 10 cases. Some also had smoked marijuana or drank alcohol, while others only smoked Spice. Of the 10, nine had lost a sense of reality. Seven babbled incoherently. The symptoms for seven of them lasted four to eight days. Three others are believed to now be schizophrenic. Hurst believed the drug may have triggered the symptoms in people with that genetic disposition. His findings were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in October. He said there are countless questions that still need answering, including the designer drugs effects on people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injuries. What the research has confirmed, he said, is: These are not drugs to mess with. SPICE Continued from Page C1 BENNETT Continued from Page C1 GRILLO Continued from Page C1 Associated Press This photo released Dec. 20 by the McMinnville Police Department shows seized synthetic cannabinoids. The drugs, sold as incense under names including Spice, K2 and Yucatan Fire, are banned in the state of Oregon. Yamhill County police agencies seized hundreds of containers of controlled substances.


Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Early submission of timely material is appreciated, but multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at (352) 563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Expect notes to run no more than once. News NOTES MSBU to convene this morningCitrus Springs MSBU will meet at 9 a.m. today, Jan. 3, at Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. For more information, call Larry Brock at 352-527-5478. Stitchers gather in BrooksvilleSandhill Crane Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Groups of members will be taking classes, but open stitching for others will occur until 2 p.m. Bring lunch and enjoy the day. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in stitching, from the most experienced to those who would like to learn to stitch. Mentors available. For membership information, call 352-621-6680. Transit retirees to meet Jan. 6 New York City Transit Retirees of Florida Chapter No. 9, Citrus County will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the Beverly Hills Community Building, 1 Civic Circle. Those who are retired from the New York City Transit System and reside in Citrus County are welcome. Retirees from the NYC Transit System visiting locally are also welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call President Clarence Redd at 352-527-8418 or Secretary Clarisse DAdamo at 352527-2508. Chorus to begin spring rehearsalsChorus of Beverly Hills will begin rehearsals for its spring concert at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the sanctuary of Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle. Singers who register at 10 a.m. may pay the $10 fee and will receive their music. Rehearsals will continue from 10:30 a.m. until noon each Friday until the concert. New voices are welcome to fill out the sections, especially altos, tenors and basses. Membership is open to all singers in Citrus County. The ability to read music is not necessary. For more information, call music chairman Volena Van Gunst at 352-746-5680. C OMMUNITY Page C5 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Adopt A RESCUED PET Miss Maggie Special to the Chronicle Miss Maggie is an 8-yearold poodle. She is partially blind, has reduced hearing and a heart murmur. With all these problems, however, she is a sweet and lovable girl. She is able to get around very well, is housetrained and crate trained. She just wants to love someone and be loved. She would make a wonderful companion dog and is friendly with other dogs. Adopt A Rescued Pet Inc. does home visits prior to adoptions. Call 352-795-9550 and leave your name, number and pets name for a return call. Check www.adopta rescuedpet.com for other pets and the adoption calendar with locations, dates and times. Special to the ChronicleThe Citrus County Home & Community Educators yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Citrus County Auditorium, 3610 S. Florida Ave, Inverness (by the fairgrounds). Proceeds will go to help sponsor Citrus County community projects. Organizers request that only clean, pressed and likenew yard sales items be sold. Tables for the event may be rented at the price of one table for $8 or three tables for $20. Two chairs will be included. No stand-alone displays are allowed due to fire code and ADA requirements. Reservations are secured once payment received. We accept checks or money orders. Make checks payable to the CCHCE Council. For table reservations, call Barbara at 352-746-9245. Reservations for tables begins Tuesday, Jan. 3. Space is limited. Setup will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The Citrus County Home & Community Educators do not profit from the sales of the sellers. January Spotlight of Events The Senior Friends For Life luncheon is at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan., 9, at Inverness Golf and Country Club. The group will tour the Pioneer Florida Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Dade City. Call Myrna at 352860-0819. Citrus County Retired Educators meeting is at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in room 115 of the Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness. A bonsai demonstration will be presented by Buttonwood Bonsai Club President Jim Stephens. Call Ethel Winn, membership chairman at 352795-2533. The Crystal River Kings Bay Lions Club dinner is at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Oysters Restaurant in Crystal River. Tika Masut will give a Citrus Memorial Heart Center presentation. For dinner reservations, call Janice at 352795-5816. The Citrus County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3474 W. Southern St., Lecanto. Peter Summers will present Getting the Most Out of the National Archives Website. Call Mary Ann at 352-382-5515. The Crystal River Christian Womens luncheon is at noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center on the Key Training Center Campus. Iris Whittaker, community relations manager for the Key Center, will provide the special feature and Gaye Martin will bring the inspirational message. For reservations, call Ginny at 352-746-7616. Nature Coast EMS will conduct the Citizens Academy Class from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 through Feb. 28. Call 352-249-4700. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and RSVP will host a volunteer forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Citrus County Resource Center Caf, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Call 352527-5950. Crystal River Coastal Region Librarys annual meeting and installation is at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the librarys community room. Marshall Frank, classical violinist, and Jay Doc Barnhart, pianist, will entertain. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer boating safety classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 14 and 21, at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 Veterans Drive, Homosassa. Call Rusty at 352-598-4369. James Rogers, Dollywood headliner, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center on the Key Center Campus. For tickets, call 352-795-5541, ext. 311. Our Lady of Grace and the Knights of Columbus Council 6168 will host a New Years Resolution Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the churchs Parish Life Center. Call Barbara at 352-249-8450 or Don at 352-527-3061. The annual Manatee Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22, in downtown Crystal River, including a Fine Arts Festival to be judged Saturday, Jan. 21. Citrus Memorial Health Center will present the Fab Four in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. The Beatles tribute benefit concert tickets are available by calling Kelley at 352-341-6068. The Ladies of West Citrus Elks 2693 Fashion Show Luncheon is at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the lodge. For tickets, call 352-382-1848. The annual Truck and Tractor Pull is at 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27-29, at the Citrus County Fairgrounds, to benefit scholarships. For tickets, call 352-726-2994. This column is presented the first Tuesday monthly. To have your event spotlighted, call me at 352-795-3006 or write to me at P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423-0803 by Jan. 15 for the February listing. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. New year begins with a bang in Citrus Special to the ChronicleDo you long for the look of a luscious deep-green lawn like you had up North? Well, sorry to say, you live in the wrong place. Did you know there are cold-season grasses and warm-season grasses? We here in Citrus County cannot grow perennial cold-season turf grass. There are distinct differences between cold-season grasses and warm-season grasses; thus, cold-season grasses will not survive here. Warm-season turf grasses also have unique characteristics within each variety that should be considered when trying to choose and maintain a lawn. Januarys Master Gardener Plant Clinics, offered by the Citrus County Cooperative Extension Service, will focus on Florida grasses. The schedule for the free clinics is: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2 p.m. at Floral City Library. Tuesday, Jan. 10 1 p.m. at Lakes Region Library, Inverness. Wednesday, Jan. 11 1:30 p.m. at Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills. Wednesday, Jan. 18 1 p.m. at Citrus Springs Library, Citrus Springs. Friday, Jan. 20 1:30 p.m. at Coastal Region Library, Crystal River. Tuesday, Jan. 24 2 p.m. at Homosassa Library. The day has changed for the clinic in Crystal River this month only, from the second Friday of the month. Master gardener volunteers will be available to respond to any other gardening questions. For more information, call 3525275700. RSVP for tables at sale Special to the ChronicleOrphaned pets in the Citrus County community need your help. The second annual Pet Angels pet needs drive ends Sunday, Jan. 8. Two local rescue groups, Home at Last Pet Adoptions, halpet adoptions @yahoo.com, and Precious Paws Rescue, precious pawsflorida.com, are the beneficiaries of this collection. Both organizations are nonprofit, all-volunteer registered charities. Foster pets are cared for in the homes of volunteers. Items to help with their care include cat litter, pet food, disinfectant cleaners, laundry detergent, paper towels, donations and gift cards. Drop-off sites are: Precious Paws Adoption Center in Crystal River Mall between noon and 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Plantation Animal Clinic at 9030 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Pawfection Ranch at 6420 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Goin Postal at 7789 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Cypress Village Property Owners Association at 108 W. Cypress Blvd., Homosassa. Oak Village Association at Servos Square, 5478 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Donations may be left at any site or checks made out to and mailed to Home at Last, P .O. Box 4533, Homosassa, FL 34447. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, call Home at Last at 352-476-6832 or Precious Paws at 352726-4700. Supply drive ends Jan. 8 Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY How to do it down here Grow pretty lawn with help from gardeners Showing and telling Citrus County Retired Educators annual Show and Tell was done recently at Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness. ABOVE LEFT: Dione Micklon and Cindy Pifer show their origami and recycling efforts. ABOVE RIGHT: Maude Ware brought her crocheted dishcloths. RIGHT: Al Sukut spoke as a Gideon volunteer. Other members who shared were Joyce Smigel, photography; Ruth Levins, ikebana floral design; Aranka Kupovies, A High Price for Freedom, a book; Gordon Boucher, vacation pin collection; Mary Harrison, crocheted pin cushion; and Elaine Sharrard, monogramming. RUTH LEVINS /Special to the Chronicle


C6 T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT You have to be courageous at the bridge table. If you take the cautious route every time, you will be a big loser in the long run. Yes, when a deal is a misfit, be circumspect. But when you think your side has a good fit, get in there and scrap. In this deal, after South passes and West opens with a sound second-seat weak two-bid, North has an automatic takeout double: short diamonds and length in the other three suits. Now East, despite being vulnerable, should apply the Law of Total Tricks. With a known 11-card fit, he jumps to the 11-trick level: five diamonds. Then South must not make a cowardly pass. He expects a double fit in the majors, he has two aces, and he is a passed hand (although he should make the same bid even if West had been the dealer). South advances with five hearts. Finally, North should have a shot at six hearts. Yes, a grand slam might be making, perhaps with a winning spade finesse through East if South has both the ace and jack, but there is no way to know for certain. Dont gamble on grand slams. The play is more testing. South ruffs the diamond lead in the dummy, draws trumps, ruffs his second diamond, and plays four rounds of clubs, discarding one spade and ruffing the last. He has learned that West began with two hearts, six diamonds, four clubs and, therefore, one spade. Now declarer leads a low spade from his hand, covering Wests card. East, who is endplayed, must either lead away from his other spade honor or concede a ruff-andsluff. TUESDAY EVENING JANUARY 3, 2012 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D: Comcast, Dunnellon I: Comcast, Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30(WESH) NBC ^ 19 19 19 NewsNightly NewsEntertainmentAccess HollywdThe Biggest Loser The trainers split pairs into two teams. 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Her favorite targets are my mom and my fathers family members. Shes always touching my dad and constantly picks fights with my sister and me, and sometimes Dad, too. She is always checking the numbers he calls and texts, because she is afraid hes cheating on her. Once, Heather told me I was no longer welcome in her house. She told my father she hates me and would appreciate it if I left him alone. How can I tell her I dont like it when she makes fun of the people I love, and that Id prefer it if shed simply ignore me rather than be all nice one minute and a wicked stepmother the next? Confused Teenager Dear Confused: Heather sounds a little insecure about her relationship with your father, and its unfortunate that you are on the receiving end. Right now, if you want to see your father, youll have to put up with Heather. But you should talk to Dad about how unwelcome she makes you feel, and say youd appreciate it if hed ask her to keep her snarky comments about the family to herself. Such remarks are inappropriate and damaging. Dear Annie: Recently, a dear friend and neighbor passed away. The family chose to have a get-together on Thanksgiving and invited another neighbor and me. They understood that we would spend dinner with our own families and said it would be perfectly fine if we showed up afterward. They said theyd be home all evening. The family mentioned the event several times and called to be sure we were coming. They even asked permission to use my driveway for their guests. I had Thanksgiving dinner at my sons house. When I arrived home, there were no cars in my driveway. My neighbor said there hadnt been any cars there all day. I phoned the family twice and got voicemail. My neighbor and I rang their doorbell in case they couldnt hear the phone, but there was no answer. When the family returned home, my neighbor was outside and asked if theyd had a nice day. They said yes. I am hurt and would like an explanation. Apparently, they changed the location and didnt inform us. I would understand if they did that or decided just to have immediate family. But a phone call telling me this would have been nice, as I left my own family dinner early. I called the family again and left a message, but still have received no response. I dont know what to make of the situation. Kentucky Dear Kentucky: Lets be charitable and assume the family changed the location and forgot to notify those who wouldnt also be attending their Thanksgiving dinner. When they returned to hear your messages, they were too embarrassed to call back and apologize. We hope you can forgive them. When there is a death in the family, people can sometimes be unintentionally inconsiderate. Dear Annie: I read the letter from Need School Assistance, whose second-grader was molested by a disruptive boy at his school. As a retired school social worker, all my red flags went up when I read this. Boydsbehaviors are indicators of possible sexual abuse in his own home. For this young child to be suspended twice in a single semester perhaps to spend more time in a potentially abusive environment is heartbreaking. You said you hoped the school had called child welfare services to look into his home life, and I would say a call is certainly in order. Concerned in the Midwest Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annies Mailbox visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. (Answers tomorrow) Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. 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Paid $55, sell for $35. Great condition. Call 382-3847 Fitness Equipment Aero Pilates Performer. Model 55-4298A Includes neck pad and cardio rebounder. Like new cond. $150. 352-746-1644. ELECTRIC TREADMILL PROFORM XL CROSSWALK all electronics power incline it even works the arms new years resolution? 250.00 637 5171 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Furniture King bedroom set,triple dresser, mirror,lamps, mattress, box spgs, nightstands $400 all Lazyboy reclinerdouble sofa$200 (352) 726-5692 LOVESEAT FABRIC IN Excellent condition Clean and Comfy $75. OBO 352-621-0175 PAULS FURNITURE Now open Tues-Sat. 352-628-2306 paulsfurnitureonline.com Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 Recliners 2 custom made, multi color strip, like new $300 each (352) 382-4912 SERTA QUEEN-SIZE MATTRESS Like new! $60 Phone: (352) 344 2558 SLEEPER LOVESEAT Twin Size Clean good condition $50. OBO 352-621-0175 SLEEPER SOFA & RECLINER Flex Steel neutral color very good condition $250.00 Recliner neutral color good condition $100.00 352-628-2579 SOLID OAK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE 48 diam beautiful grain great shape $100 firm 352-897-4154 WARDROBE CABINET 48W X 73T X 21D. Good shape. $50. 3526340422 Garden/Lawn Supplies 6 TALL HOLLY TREES very nice for the price $50. Other plants available call 352-257-3870 9 TALL LITTLE GEM MAGNOLIAS very nice 1/2 the price of store $75 other plants available call 352-257-3870 CREPE MYRTLES very nice crepes, many to choose from $50 Greenhouse full of plants call 352-257-3870 JOHN DEERERoiding Mower 42 Deck 19hp $550 Trailer 6x9 $350. (352) 746-7357 Pressure Washer, 2500PSI, 2.3 GPM, Like new, used very little, $150 (352) 249-7009 Snapper riding lawn mower with attached spreader and thatcher $250, moving must sell! (352) 726-5692 Torro Self Propelled, 6.5 HP,needs a little work w/attachments, $75(352) 795-9146 Plants 6 TALL HOLLY TREES Very nice for the price $50. Other plants available. call 352-257-3870 9 TALL LITTLE GEM MAGNOLIAS very nice, 1/2 the price of store $75 other plants available call 352-257-3870 CREPE MYRTLES Very nice crepes, many to choose from $50 Greenhouse full of plants call 352-257-3870 Garage/ Yard Sales LECANTO Citrus Cty Largest Sale!Indoor/Outdoor Hwy 44/Maynard Ave Tuesday-Friday 8a-3p Saturday 8am-3pm Appliances Eden Pure Infrared Heater Model #1000 remote control, like new paid $472. Sell $200 (352) 270-3824 GE 18.2 cu ft. Refrigerator w/ ice maker $125. (352) 613-3879 Refrigerator Whirlpool, side by side with ice maker, electric range self cleaning, glass top over stove microwave, frigidaire, 8 yrs old. bisque excel cond. All for $650. 352-746-3171 SANDWICH MAKER Betty Crocker Sandwich maker-NEW $10.00 352-637-3636 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 TWO APPLIANCES GE GLASSTOP RANGE $100 and a GE DRYER $75 Call Robert at 352-746-4687 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver. 352 263-7398 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 5 Estate Auction Prev:12 Auction 3pm Outside only w/great variety of furnishing, tools & surprises! SUN. JAN. 8 Antique & Collectible Auction Prev:10 Auction 1pm Estate jewelry, coins, furniture-Victorian to Mid Century, rugs, Art, pottery, crystal, MORE!DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Tools 12 VOLT DEWALT DRILL batteries, charger, case, like new $65 352-897-4154 BLACK & DECKER MINI-CANISTERR VAC Used Once $20 352-637-3636 CORDLESS BLACK & DECKER WEEDEATER Used Once great condition 352-637-3636 MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN DRIVER DRILL 18 V & 2 new batteries,charger,case.Like new. $130 firm 352-897-4154 TVs/Stereos 27-IN SYMPHONIC TV $40 Phone: (352) 344 2558 Computers/ Video COMPUTER PRINTER Lexmark 3300 series, older model but works, needs ink cartridges. $10. Call 746-1017 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 ROUTER/MODEM Gateway router/modem. Go wireless. Includes eternet wire, and filters. $10.00 Call 746-1017 Furniture **** SOFA **** Really nice sofa with wood trim .. $250.00 Call 352-419-6609 4-piece living room set Includes sectional with sofa, corner wedge, and love seat plus matching chair. Tan cushions over dark brown base. Two years old. Exc. cond. Can email photos. $650 obo. 352-746-1644. Brand New Hope Chesthave to see to believe.moving and dont have room $50 352-637-3636 COFFEE TABLE OVAL wood with glass top. Excellent condition $85. Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITURE www. comfortsofhomeused furniture.com, 795-0121 COUCH/HIDE-A-BED 75Lx34W Fair cond. $45. 3526340422 Crescent shape sectional couch seats 6, tan $200. (352) 382-1541 Dark wood bedroom set, full/queen size headboard(no bed), dresser, chest of drawers, mirror, nightstand,$175 for all Call after 10am.628-4766 DESK CHAIR Very old dark wood. Good condition $40. Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 Dining Room Table 6 chairs extra leaf excellent Condition $250. (352) 563-1837 General Help INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR MECHANICSBreen Energy Solutions is looking for (12) Industrial Equipment Operator Mechanics. Salary of $37K to $45K. 1-year position in Crystal River, FL. Medical, 401K, paid overtime, relocation & housing allowance. 15% bonus. View details at www.breenes.com/CRjobs. TELEMARKETERS 5 Needed Now 9-4pm week days only! No weekends Hourly + bonus Call Mark 352-503-2025 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. MEDICAL ASSISTANT ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300 taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119 NOW ENROLLING For January 2012 Classes BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/NAIL EXT. MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of Beauty New Port Richey/ Spring Hill727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Antiques SOLID OAK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE 48 diam. beautiful grain great shape $100 firm 352-897-4154 Collectibles NUMEROUS CHRISTMAS SNOWBUDDIES ADORABLE and other Christmas decos also $20 for all 352-637-3636 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Appliances 2 Kenmore Freezerschest med style $75.00 or an upright freezer $100.00, works great No calls before 10AM (352) 628-4766 A/C + HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS Starting at $880 13-18 Seer Installation w/permit REBATES up to $2,500 352-746-4394 Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914 Professional EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER For Resort Hotel in Citrus County. 3 years prior exp. in position required. Hotel experience a plus. Great benefits Apply in Person.BEST WESTERN614 N.W. Hwy 19 Crystal River No Phone Calls. Sales Help A/C Sales Tech2 needed now! Must have clean Fl Lic. & EPA cer. Call Robert 352-287-4540 TELEMARKETERS 5 Needed Now 9-4pm week days only! No weekends Hourly + bonus Call Mark 352-503-2025 Trades/ Skills A/C EMT OPERATIONS MANAGER Must know all Dept. long term position. Call John 727-858-0375 A/C Sales Tech2 needed now! Must have clean Fl Lic. & EPA cer. Call Robert 352-287-4540 DRIVER, CDL-A Local Wildwood Manufacturing Co. Hrly Pay starting @ $13.00, Fulltime w/ possible overtime. 3 yrs exp. and walking floor trailer exp. helpful. Some lifting and physical activity req. Must be fluent in English, reading and writing. Home every night Apply At 1201 Industrial Drive or Fax Resume 352-330-2214 General Help $300 is a bad day! Fortune 500 Company. Security equip. dist. Several positions avail. -entry-level to mgmt. Great pay / full benefits. We train. Advancement oppys. Co. trans. avail. H.S. Diploma or GED reqd. No Felonies. 352-597-2227 Housekeepers/ Locker Room Attendants and Laundry Person PT or FT P/T, Front Desk Reception For Upscale Golf & Country ClubApply in Person @ 2125 W. Skyview Crossing Hernando Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Situations Wanted CNA-HHA Part time Would love to care for elderly, 24 yrs. exp. Leave mess. 860-1426 Clerical/ Secretarial Immediate Opening for a motivated Administrative Assistant & Data Entry Personnel. FAST PACED OFFICE EXPERIENCE with Quick Books online. HR & Payroll, Accounts Receivable/Payable Great Computer skills A MUST Salary will be DOE & benefits includes paid sick days, holidays,annual leave & Insurance. Apply in Person Mon-Fri 9-4 at 711 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto, Fl NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Resident Assistant Do you love caring for the elderly?Apply at BARRINGTON PLACE 2341 W Norvell Bryant Hwy.Lecanto Todays New Ads Premium Home Site on Sky View Golf Course Great price to build your new custom, maintenance FREE home. Country Club membership including 45,000 sf fitness & spa $42,000 OBO Call (910) 512-2550 Free Services $$ TOP DOLLAR $$ Paid for Junk Vehicles,J.W. 352-228-9645 $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Offers Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 Free cat and dog,serious inquiries only please, Call 352-586-2629 FREE CATS 4 mos old, to a good home, both females, healthy and loving, to a good home only (352) 442-4131 FREE Horse Manure GREAT FOR GARDENS Easy Access Pine Ridge 746-3545 FREE TO GOOD HOME Australian Shepard-Blue Merle female. Housebroken, gets along with children & other pets. 352-302-0403 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Good Things to Eat FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVE Strawberries, Cauliflower, Broccoli Located 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from Hwy. 41 Inv. Gift shipping CLOSED SUN 9A-5P, 352-726-6378 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost REWARD $1000. No Questions ask. Min Pin Female 10 lbs name Zoey, Needs meds. last seen Sun 8/7 Holiday Dr off Turkey Oak Crystal River (352) 257-9546 352-400-1519 Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds


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Tree Service All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 DOUBLE J STUMP GRINDING, Mowing, Hauling, Cleanup, Mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT Tree Service Tree removal & trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS TreeServ Trim, Shape & Remove Lic/Ins Free Est.. Fire wood avail.. 628-2825 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Painting CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Plumbing Tim Herndon Plumbing $10. off w/this ad 10 yrs serving Citrus Co lic/insCFC1428395 (352) 201-8237 Pressure Cleaning CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting 352-341-3300 Landscaping Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 Lawn Care GOT LEAVES Let our DR Leaf Vac Do the work Call 502-6588 LAWN CARE N More Fall Clean up bed, bushes, haul since 1991 (352) 726-9570 Lawnmower Repair AT YOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hwy 19 352-220-4244 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 HAULING FRE E ESTIMATESscrap metals, haul for FREE(352) 344-9273, Painting Chris Satchell Painting & Wallcovering. 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 Home Services HOLIDAY CLEANING & clean up .call Citrus Cleaning Team or call for our Handyman 352527-2279 /302-3348 Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging #1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE Light land clearing, site work, grading, hauling. NO JOB TOO SMALL!!! Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528 All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 All AROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 795-5755 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Home/Office Cleaning MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125Have Vacum Will Travel Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 SPLIT FIREWOOD,OAK has been split for 1 year $60. Delivery Available (352) 302-2760 Gutters ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Dirt Service All AROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 years exp. For all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Lic/ins. 352-302-6838 Electrical #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team. (352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr. EC0001303 352-302-2366 DUN-RITE Elect Elec/Serv/Repairs New const. Remodel Free Est 726 2907 EC13002699 Serving Citrus Co. Since 1978 Thomas Electric LLC Generator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Canvas/ Awnings SHADY VIEW CANVASAwnings *Carports *Boat Tops & Covers Repairs. 352 613-2518 Clean Up/ Junk Removal $75. per load Citrus co for hauling your waste. (352) 445-0973 Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 Computers DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/593-8806 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Slabs, Driveways & tear outs Tractor work, All kinds Lic. #1476 726-6554 Aluminum ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 SUBURBAN IND. INC. Screen rms, Rescreens, Siding, carports, rfovers, wood decks, fla. rms., windows, garage scrns. 628-0562 (CBC1257141) Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Blinds Vertical Blind Factory We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. (352) 746-1998 Boats PHILS MOBILE MARINE Repairs & Consigment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 000A29A Homosassa Homes Ready to Move In 4/2/1, scr ingound pool sitting on 2 lots fenced,, close to town, nice area $135K (352) 628-9483 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc.352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. Inverness Homes 117 S Lunar Terrace 2 bedroom. 2 bath. Enclosed FR, Garage & Carport,Large Yard. UPDATED MUST SEE $74.900 352-344-9290 mavery3@tampabay.rr. com 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home. FSBOnetusa.com FOR SALE OR LEASE2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Crystal River Homes CRYSTAL RIVER 4/2 1950 SQ FT ON A DEAD END ROAD 69K 352-257-3164 Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,000. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Commercial Real Estate Homosassa 2,400 sq ft. Commercial bld. 1.5AC. Rent/Lease/Buy. 3% Down Owner Financing. Can be used as office space or warehouse, 1 bath, full heat/AC, LG bay door. 9119 W. Veterans Dr. Located in Suncoast Ind. Park. 159K Nevin Jenkins 352-302-8100 Beverly Hills Homes 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath includes, priv. suit, fenced yrd. new roof, dble carport, $57, 700 (352) 464-0641 (239) 298-0076 Citrus Hills Homes REDUCED TO $139,000 2BR/2BA house with heated pool & fireplace on 1 acre lot in Citrus Hills. Exc. cond. Owner finance with D/P + approved credit. Call 304-673-0110 or 304-673-5550. Hernando Homes Apache Shores 2 bdrm. 1 bath. close to lake central heat and air, new well & water softening system corner wooded lot. Excellent Investment opportunity, $35.000, 352-322-0454 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEV. 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C10 T UESDAY, J ANUARY3, 2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 515-0103 TUCRN Olson, Anna Armida 2011 CP 878 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 878 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA ARMIDA OLSON A/K/A ARMIDA OLSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNA ARMIDA OLSON a/k/a ARMIDA OLSON (the Decedent), whose date of death was November 27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker 2218 Highway 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attny for Thomas E. Slaymaker Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 516-0103 TUCRN Fiedler, William C. 2011 CP 796 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-796 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM C. FIEDLER Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William C. Fiedler, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ROSE MARIE BROWN c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 517-0103 TUCRNMistretta, Dolores A. 2011-CP-811 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-811 IN RE: ESTATE OF: DOLORES A. MISTRETTA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOLORES A. MISTRETTA deceased, whose date of death was September 20, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-3813, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL L. MISTRETTA 2950 Windstone Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30062 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 518-0103 TUCRNFuss, William G. 2011-CP-838 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-838 IN RE: ESTATE OF: WILLIAM G. FUSS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM G. FUSS deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-0132, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ANITA G. FUSS 1830 West Trade Lane, Citrus Springs, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 519-0103 TUCRNFreed, Lorraine Hollister 2011-CP-875 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-875 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORRAINE HOLLISTER FREED, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Lorraine Hollister Freed, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-875, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 14, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Don B. Pettus, 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 520-0103 TUCRNTomasheski Jr., John A. 2011-CP-881 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-881 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN A. TOMASHESKI, JR. DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of John A. Tomasheski, Jr., deceased, File Number 2011-CP-881, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 6, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Mildred M. Tomasheski, 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Mildred M. Tomasheski 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 521-0103 TUCRN Moses, Thaddeus R. 2011-CP-830 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-830 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF THADDEUS R. MOSES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THADDEUS R. MOSES, deceased, whose date of death was October 6, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1076, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ SONDRA F. OLTMAN 2801 W. Laureen St., Lecanto, Florida 34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for SONDRA F. OLTMAN P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 522-0103 TUCRN Bilozur, Peter K. 2011-CP-797 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-797 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER K. BILOZUR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PETER K. BILOZUR, deceased, whose date of death was August 20, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6064, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL GREGORY BILOZUR 57 Laurel Rd., Lindenhurst, New York 11757 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for Paul Gregory Bilozur P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 523-0103 TUCRN Mikutel, John 2011-CP-728 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-728 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN MIKUTEL a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL, deceased, whose date of death was Aug. 9, 2011, and whose social security number is 052-05-4449, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ CAROLYN S. HUGHES 288 Creek Rd., Wallingford, Vermont 05773 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for CAROLYN S. HUGHES P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 524-0103 TUCRN Kurtz, Helen P. 2011-CP-000783 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. 2011-CP-000783 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HELEN P. KURTZ a/k/a HELEN P. KURTZ-RUBIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helen P. Kurtz, deceased, whose date of death was May 30, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-000783; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Personal Representative: Frederic E. Rubin 4082 South Colony Terrace, Homosassa, FL 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 1-352-795-1444 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 N. Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 526-0110 TUCRN Grant, George B. 2011 CP 819 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 819 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE B. GRANT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE B. GRANT, deceased, whose date of death was October 18, 2011, file number 2011 CP 819, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 3, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Janet L. Grant 3639 E Summerhill Drive, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121-5541 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John S. Clardy III, Florida Bar No. 123129 Telephone: (352) 795-2946 Clardy Law Firm PA PO Box 2410, Crystal River, FL 34423-2410 January 3 and 10, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Don B. Pettus 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 000A28T Motorcycles Harley Davidson Trike 09, HOT DEAL M ake your Honey Happy for Christmas like new 3K mis. garage kept only $25K 813-917-1632 (352) 628-6224 HONDA 1996 CR 250R Great Shape, Adult Ridden, Never Ra ced. $1100.00 Firm Call 352-895-3311 Just Scooters -Sales & Service.We work on Chinese scooters! 352-201-7451 KAWASKI 2011Vulcan 900 LP low miles, many extras 50 mpg $7,499. obo over 1000s in options (352) 697-2760 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-00472009 Yamaha Vstar 650 EXTRA CLEAN $4,200 352-330-0047 1990 HARLEY TOUR GLIDECHEAP $5,995.00 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE TRIKE LOW MILES $19,995.00 WWW.LUCKYUCYCLES. COM 2003 HONDA SHADOW VT1100 LOADED, WE FINANCE $3,995.00 2010 HARLEY ULTRA CLASSIC EXTRA CLEAN, ABS $17,995.00 Trucks FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. 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