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INSIDE FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 205 50 CITRUS COUNTY Daytona 500: Patrick, Johnson knocked out early /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C8 Community . . . .C6 Crossword . . . .C7 Editorial . . . .A10 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C8 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C9 TV Listings . . . .C7 HIGH 82 LOW 59 Areas of fog in the morning, late tonight. Partly cloudy. PAGE A4 TODAY & Wednesday morning HEALTH & LIFE: Scope it out Studies show testing for colon cancer saves lives./ Page C1 C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterA bill moving through the Florida Legislature would correct Citrus Countys disadvantage in attracting new businesses by setting up an enterprise zone at Inverness Airport Industrial Park. Its a very positive event for Citrus County, for businesses located here or businesses that want to expand at the airport business park, and it will be a tool in our tool kit that we can offer for companies that want to expand or move here, said John Siefert, executive director of the Citrus County Economic Development Council (EDC). Its another way to create jobs. According to State Sen. Charles Dean (R-Inverness) in his weekly newsletter, The Dean Document: The Senate Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax voted Senate Bill 806 favorably by a 4-0 vote on Thursday. Dean sponsored the bill which, if passed, would allow Citrus County to apply to the Department of Economic Opportunity for an enterprise zone, a commerce area that encourages businesses in blighted or economically depressed communities by offering a combination of state and local business incentives. If passed, this bill would place Citrus County on the same playing field with counties in its area including Hernando, Levy, Marion and Sumter, according to Dean. All the surrounding counties have enterprise zones, but, by some oversight, Citrus does not. The state has about 450 enterprise zones throughout the state and it grants certain tax exemptions and preferential treatment, Siefert told the Chronicle Citrus never applied for one and so when we applied last year, and I was getting into the job (directing the EDC), I found out that theres a cap on it and the only way you can get the Proposed law aims to lure business Measure to set up Citrus County enterprise zone before state lawmakers See ZONE / Page A5 N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterFLORAL CITY As Jimmie Knight walked through what once was her kitchen in the historic Jont Knight house on Orange Avenue in Floral City, someone warned the 94-year-old about a step coming up. She laughed and said, I know where all the steps up and steps down are in this house. We had one lady who fell and broke her arm. The house is now home to the Florida Artists Gallery, owned by local artist Ann Covington. On Saturday, Mrs. Knight had come to visit the house she lived in for more than 40 years. Currently, Mrs. Knight lives in Fort Myers, as does her daughter, Hattie Lou Smith. Her other daughter, Janet Knight Schol, lives in Gainesville. The sisters, their husbands and a few assorted cousins and a grandson all came to Floral City to celebrate Mrs. Knights birthday and to revisit the house. They also met with members of the Floral City Heritage Council who were eager to hear stories of the historic house. I painted the whole house myself when I lived here, Mrs. Knight said. I started across the back, and people said, Whyd you start in the back? I said, Well, if it turned out I couldnt do it, it wouldnt show. But I painted it all the way around. It took me a year. Jonathan Jont Knight and his wife, Flora Belle Reid Knight, bought the house in 1905. Back then, it was one structure, a small house with a wrap-around porch and a breezeway. Knight, who worked at the turpentine stills in Brooksville, brought two other additions to the house from the stills in Brooksville, creating one big house in three parts. Mama came to Florida with Daddy for a visit in 1935, around Labor Day, said Janet Schol. Hattie was just a baby. They stopped in Live Oak and there was a hurricane that came up from the Keys. They stayed with some of Daddys family and Mama used to tell about the rain coming down through the chimney and onto the hearth. That was Mamas first visit to Florida, and she didnt like it much. As best as Mrs. Knight can recall, they came back to Florida from Arkansas in 1946, and moved into the family home. Her husband had become ill and needed to make a life change. Young Hattie Lou, then 11, shared a bedroom with her aunt, Merle Tillman. Knight said she remembers a tiny closet, only about 2 by 4 feet, with a tiny door, and how anything put in there seemed to disappear. One of the most Home sweet home DIANE CALFEE /Special to the Chronicle As a birthday present from her family, Jimmie Knight visited the historic Jont Knight house in Floral City, where she lived for more than 40 years. The house, owned by the Knight family for 81 years, now belongs to local artist Ann Covington, and is home to the Florida Artists Gallery. 94-year-old revisits home she lived in for decades M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS The new Port Citrus web site quietly made its debut over the weekend, and officials hope it will reduce some of the misinformation they say some people have about the project. The website, www.port citrus.com, includes links toChronicle stories about the Port Citrus on the web Visitors can vote on logo ON THE WEB www. portcitrus. com. Associated PressLIVONIA, Mich. On the eve of a Michigan showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped insults Monday in a struggle for the Republican presidential nomination growing so long and heated that party officials fretted openly it could harm prospects for winning the White House this fall. On this day, the subject was their competing plans for the economy. Senator Santorum is a nice guy, but hes never had a job in the private sector, Romney said as he and his closest rival charged across the state in a final day of pre-primary campaigning. Mich., Ariz. up today for GOP Romney scrums with Santorum See PORT / Page A2 Mitt Romney Rick Santorum See GOP / Page A2 See HOUSE / Page A5 Associated PressCHARDON, Ohio A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at his suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said. A student who saw the attack up One person dead in Ohio school shooting Alleged teenage gunman captured See SHOOTING / Page A5 THOMAS ONDREY /The Plain Dealer A distraught Ava Polaski, right, a sophomore, leaves school grounds with her mother Misty Polaski following a shooting Monday at a school in Chardon, Ohio. F O G TUESDAY No settlement in CMH case A proposed agreement that could have led to the settlement of all legal issues in the Citrus Memorial hospital dispute was rejected Monday night by the hospital foundation board of directors. CMH attorneys Jim Kennedy and Clark Stillwell said the proposal from Citrus County Hospital Board attorney Bill Grant had changed substantially since attorneys met Thursday to hammer out a proposal. Kennedy and Stillwell said they left that Thursday meeting with a proposal worthy of foundation discussion. It would have sent both sides to mediation for 90 days in the hopes of settling the many legal disputes. After 90 days without an agreement, the foundation could have pursued an appeal of a circuit courts ruling that upholds a state law giving the board of trustees oversight of the hospital, Stillwell said. Grants proposal, delivered to Stillwell on Monday afternoon, would have required the foundation to drop the appeal if both sides did not reach agreement after 90 days. It also would have forced the foundation to seek trustees approval for any expenditures of more than $50,000 during that period. The foundation met in closed session for more than an hour to discuss the settlement. When they reconvened, directors adjourned the meeting without a motion or vote. An appeals court has issued a stay in the case and could decide as early as Wednesday whether to continue the stay or lift it. The hospital board meets at 8 a.m. today in Inverness. by staff writer Mike Wright NEWS BRIEF
port that were printed Sunday, photographs of a barge being loaded with rocks in the Cross Florida Barge Canal and information about the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council, or FSTED. It also gives residents a chance to vote on a logo. To vote, click on the row of stars underneath each logo. Each logo can be rated from 1 to 5 stars. There is also a login required to leave comments to stories, but a reporter was unable to set up a login user name and password. County spokes woman Lindsay Ubinas said she would look into that. The county registered the domain in September. It budgeted $5,000 this year for Web design and hosting. County commissioners began meeting as a Citrus County Port Authority in July. Its membership is the same as the county commission with one difference: The port chairman is a twoyear appointment while the commissioners change chairpersons every year. That means Commissioner Dennis Damato continues as port authority chairman until July 2013 unless he is not re-elected this year while Commissioner Winn Webb is the commission chairman. Damato has criticized Port Citrus opponents as being misinformed. He said Monday the web site should help in that regard. Theres a lot of good information on the web site, he said. Im glad its up. The web site includes: Photos of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and the key cut where a barge dock exists on property owned by Dixie Hollins. While the port study area includes land on both sides of the canal, Citrus County officials acknowledge the Hollins property is the best fit because of the key cut. Photos of the Panama Canal. The canal is undergoing a significant widening project that is slated for completion in 2014 or 2015. Officials believe that will have significant impact in Floridas ports and could create barge business for Port Citrus. A link to County Administrator Brad Thorpes PowerPoint presentation about Port Citrus. Thorpe, who also holds the title of port director, has shown the presentation at a town hall meeting at the Plantation Inn and also is set to show it at the Citrus County Council meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Lions Club in Beverly Hills. A list of frequently asked questions, such as: How do they plan to dredge the canal? Answer: There are no plans to dredge the canal. Development of the port will be directed to those companies that utilize vessels or barges than can safely navigate within the current depth of 12 to 15 feet. This depth will not accommodate cruise ships or other large and deep-draft vessels such as the postPanamax ships. The predominant clients will likely be barge-based operations. A copy of the proposed port element to the Citrus County Comprehensive Plan. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com. A2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Come and enjoy gourmet food paired with exquisite wines, accompanied by the smooth sounds of live jazz/R&B/soul.Wine & Food Pairing Benefit with Silent Auction Thursday, March 8, 20126-10 p.m. Skyview Clubhouse at Terra VistaTickets: $50 in advance/$60 at the door (if available)For tickets and information, call 352-563-2744Fifth Annual 0 0 0 A M 1 3 685 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto(1 Mile West of Lowes on Hwy. 44) Licensed & Insured Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5, Sat. 9-4 Evenings by appointment. 341-0813 www.michaelsfloorcoveringinc.net000ABY7 Where Quality and Value Come Together $ 4 99 INSTALLED MOLDINGS & TRIM EXTRA Anderson HARDWOOD FLOORINGOnly sq. ft. $ 3 29 INSTALLEDLAMINATEOnly sq. ft. In Stock Only w/Lifetime Warranty $ 12 99 IN STOCK ONLYCARPETLifetime Stain & Odor WarrantySTARTING ATsq. ft. Tax Included $ 1 12 sq. ft. PORCH/LIGHT COMMERCIAL 7 COLORS TO CHOOSE MOLDINGS & TRIM EXTRA CARPETINCLUDES INSTALLATION AND TAX PORTContinued from Page A1 Santorum said Romneys tax cut plans mirror the rhetoric of Occupy Wall Street and include just more Obama-style class warfare. The ubiquitous polls showed a close race in Michigan, where Romney was born and won a primary in his first bid for the White House four years ago. Santorum surged unexpectedly into contention two weeks ago, benefiting from caucus victories in Minnesota and Colorado and stressing unflinching conservative views on social issues. No matter the winner, the two men stand to split the 30 delegates at stake. By contrast, Romney is favored to capture Arizona and all 29 delegates in the nights other primary. There, the campaigning has been scarce and the television commercials ever scarcer, sure signs that Romneys rivals have scant hope of an upset. Though its an important prize, Michigan is also prelude to Washington caucuses on Saturday, with 40 delegates at stake, and especially Super Tuesday on March 6, when 10 primaries and caucuses are on the ballot with 419 delegates. Romney currently has 123 delegates to 72 for Santorum, 32 for Gingrich and 19 for Paul in the Associated Press count, with 1,144 required to win the party nomination this summer at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Fifty of Romneys delegates were the result of a winner-take-all primary in Florida, meaning that Santorum is nearly even with him elsewhere. After Arizona, nearly all the remaining states will split their delegates based on the popular vote, making it harder for any candidate to shut out his rivals. As a result, Republican governors attending the National Governors Association conference in Washington over the weekend expressed concern about the impact of a long race on their partys chances for defeating President Barack Obama. I dont know anybody who thinks if you started out to design a good process to pick a president youd choose exactly what we have now, said Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, a Republican elected with tea party support in 2010, said, If they continue to beat each other up, then maybe we should get somebody unknown to go against Obama. Theyre damaging themselves. Its like a marital battle, he added. Somebodys got to apologize. There seemed no chance of that happening in Michigan, where Romney and Santorum battled at close quarters for supremacy in the first of the nations big industrial states to hold a primary. Santorum got an early jump on the day with an oped article in The Wall Street Journal where he outlined a plan he said would cut taxes, spending and benefit programs while balancing the federal budget before the end of a four-year term. He said Romneys recent call for across-the-board income tax cuts was a lastminute conversion that merely copied his own proposals with a big difference. Borrowing the language of Occupy Wall Street, (he) promises the top 1 percent will pay for the cuts. No progrowth tax policy there, just more Obama-style class warfare, he wrote. Romney returned the insult as he campaigned in Rockford, Mich. Im glad he recognizes this has got to be a campaign about the economy, he said, a jab at Santorums frequent stress on social issues. Ive spent 25 years in business. I understand why jobs go, why they come, I understand what happens to corporate profit, where it goes if the government takes it. This is what Ive done throughout my life. In fact, both men have struggled to find a campaign balance between economic issues that affect most if not all voters in a state of 9 percent unemployment, and social issues that are typically of greater concern to conservative voters. Romney has twice appeared before tea party audiences in the past several days, hoping to forge a bond with the insurgents who have helped reshape the Republican party in the state. For his part, Santorum went before the Detroit Economic Club hardly a natural fit for him in pursuit of a victory that could upend the race. Not that he was ignoring other matters in the final hours of his Michigan campaign. Campaigning in Livonia, he said that Romney, as governor Massachusetts, had taken the side of more government control over individuals lives on several issues, effectively lining up with Obama. Associated PressDETROIT Ron Paul brought his limited-government message to the Democratic stronghold of Detroit on the eve of the Michigan Republican presidential primary, where he hoped to continue his strategy of earning delegates in states that hold non-winner-take-all nominating contests. Polls show Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum ahead of Tuesdays primary. But the Texas congressman said after Mondays event at Little Rock Baptist Church that his goal is to whittle away at the total number of delegates available. Paul hasnt won any states early in the primary season, but the idea is to amass delegates and earn a significant role in the Republican Partys national convention this summer. About 2,000 students cheered him at a Monday afternoon rally at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Lauren Kubert, a 19-year-old sophomore from Novi, said she was excited to cast her first-ever vote for Paul on Tuesday. So far I like everything that he stands for, she said. Students loudly chanted President Paul! and End the Fed! several times during Pauls speech in a packed auditorium. The candidate planned a stop Monday evening in Dearborn to wrap up his threeday swing through the state. Paul said he was proud of his decision to stop in Detroit, which has not traditionally been a destination point for his fellow GOP presidential hopefuls. Everybody knows Im not a conventional Republican, he said. Thats precisely why Paul Sherbeck, a retired middle school math teacher, showed up for the event. Hes like a rock star, the 57-year-old from suburban Northville said of Paul, whom Sherbeck said attracts supporters via his message of economic and personal freedom. GOP Continued from Page A1 Paul holds Detroit rally Associated PressNASHVILLE Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday slammed rival Rick Santorum as a big labor Republican, accusing him of siding with unions over Memphisbased FedEx when the Senate grappled with a labor dispute in the 1990s. Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman and House Speaker, is hoping to revive his struggling campaign in the South, and he tailored his message Monday to Republican voters in Tennessee. Although polls show a close race between Santorum and Mitt Romney, Gingrich challenged the former Pennsylvania senator and his conservative credentials. I think there are profound reasons that Rick lost the Senate race by the largest margin in Pennsylvania history in 2006 and I think its very hard for him to carry that all the way to the general, Gingrich said. Bypassing Michigan and Arizona, the other primary on Tuesday, Gingrich said voters in Tennessee and his home state of Georgia could rejuvenate his presidential bid. The former House speaker said a handful of states voting on the megacontest day of March 6 could propel him to wins in Mississippi and Alabama. Then all of the sudden, the same media which said I was dead in the fall, I was ahead in December, I was dead in early January, I was ahead in mid-January, all of the sudden theyre going to say ... Gingrich will be back again, he said during a luncheon with local Republicans. Gingrich stumps in Tennessee Slams rival Santorum as a big labor Republican
Around THE STATE Citrus County Fort Island Gulf Beach to be renourished Starting Monday, March 19, Citrus County Parks and Recreation will close Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River for a renourishment project. Cemex will bring in approximately 1,600 tons of sand. The county has been involved with the beach renourishment program since 1996. Beach renourishment is a common shore protection measure that preserves beach resources. The county is waiting to begin the project until after Citrus Countys spring break. The project should be completed on or before Friday, March 30. For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 352-527-7540. Reagan assembly to meet March 10 The Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly will meet at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10. Luda Semeniuk, who works in social services for the state, will be speaking on the topic Social woes of social services. The public is invited. The meeting is at 938 N. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy. 19), Crystal River. For more information, call 352-257-5381. Refreshments provided and CASA donations will be accepted. Rolling Green water service flushed today Water service in the Rolling Green area of Inverness may be interrupted from 9 a.m. today for as many as six hours. County utility services will replace flushing valves within the distribution system to enhance service and quality of finished potable drinking water. When the repairs are completed, the system will be flushed. Customers who notice discoloration in water should run the water for several minutes until it is clear. They will be notified when repairs are complete. For information, call 352527-7650. Loxahatchee Big cats taken from former Tarzans homeAuthorities said two tigers and a panther are being removed from the home of a former Tarzan actor near West Palm Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino told the Palm Beach Post that Steve Sipek was arrested early Monday on misdemeanor charges of possessing Class 1 animals without a USDA permit and keeping the animal as a pet. Tigers and panthers are classified as Class 1 animals because they pose significant danger to people. Agency spokeswoman Carli Segelson did not know where the animals were taken or why the license was revoked. It isnt the first time Sipek has been in the news because of his animals. In 2004, his 600-pound tiger named Bobo was shot and killed after it escaped from Sipeks home.TallahasseeHealth dept. overhaul clears final panel A bill now heads to the House floor that makes changes to the state Department of Health though without its most contentious provision that would have shifted public-health responsibilities from the state to the counties. The bill (HB 1263) cleared the House Health and Human Services Committee on a partyline vote of 12-6 on Monday. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE CR code enforcement streamlined A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER The City Council voted unanimously Monday to both streamline the citys code enforcement mechanism and add more bite to it. Gone are the days of piles of citations and fines that are either ignored or unpaid. From now on, according to City Manager Andy Houston, code violators will be brought before a hearing officer sooner rather than later so their cases can be disposed of in a timely manner. And, according to the new ordinance, liens and foreclosures can be attached to the violators property if they fail to follow the codes. According to the resolution passed by the city panel, the purpose of the new mechanism is to promote, protect, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city of Crystal River by providing an equitable, expeditious, effective, and inexpensive method of enforcing any codes and ordinances where a pending or repeated violation continues to exist. The following are some of the ground rules: If a code inspector finds and confirms a code violation, the inspector will contact the violator in person, by phone or leave a notice at the property or certified mail. The violator will have two weeks to come into compliance. According the new law, a property owner may request additional time, but granting the additional time is at the discretion of the code inspector or the city manager. The inspector will perform a re-inspection after the allowed time to remedy the violation. If the violation has been corrected, the case will be considered closed or shown as being in compliance. If the reinspection finds no change, then a notice of violation willbe prepared and sent by certified mail or hand delivered, allowing time for compliance. Failure to comply with the notice will result in the property owner being scheduled to appear before the hearing officer. The hearing officer may provide additional time for compliance before commencing with a daily fine. Compliance is required to stop the daily fines. If the fine is not paid, a lien will be placed on the property of the violator. In other matters: The city passed on first reading a motion to designate areas around Whetstone Oil Company on U.S. 19 as industrial. The immediate area around the 1.8-acre property has been residential and commercial zones. The city approved a contract with DragonWorks for $15,000 to handle the Fourth of July fireworks. Andy Houston said code violators will be dealt with swiftly Bowling buddies Game of ten pins unites women N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterBEVERLY HILLS Even at age 95 3/4, girls just want to have fun. For Helen Reeser, who has been bowling every Monday morning at Beverly Hills Bowl, its all about the fun. Reeser, along with three other women in their 80s and 90s, are the founding members of the Classy Lassies bowling league. You dont have to be a good bowler, Reeser said. In fact, its not really about the bowling. Mostly, its about the camaraderie and the friendship. Its about the older ones being mom to the younger ones. Its about being there for each other as they deal with sick and dying husbands, with losing their own mothers, with facing their own ailments and diseases. In between, they bowl. On Monday, Reeser threw her 9-pound purple-and-pinkswirled ball and said, Were losing, but we dont mind. We call it a fun league, said Jean Wrijil, also an original Classy Lassie. Were not out for blood. As the women chattered and hugged and put their arms around each other, the stories came out. League president Maggie Homrighouse said in the past year and a half shes lost her husband and her mother. These girls did a prayer group and were at my mothers wake, she said. The support you need, its here. They treat me like a daughter. Theyre all my daughters, Reeser said. She began bowling after her husband died in 1990. They had come from Northeastern Ohio where Mrs. Reeser grew up on a farm. In high school, she played basketball. One day, the man who would be her husband saw her playing and asked, Whos that girl? She helped win the county championship and was named MVP said her daughter Darlene Reeser. At 60, Reeser played coed volleyball. Shes always been athletic, Darlene Reeser said. The couple moved to Beverly Hills 30 years ago. Night and day Reeser cared for her husband, who had Parkinsons disease and dementia. When he died, Reeser told her daughter, Give me a year and a half. That was her time to grieve and re-adjust. After that, she volunteered at Citrus Memorial hospital and started bowling on Mondays. Every Monday, Reeser said. I dont miss many. Her daughter said she has watched her mother and the other Classy Lassies and has marveled at the way they bond. My mother loves these Monday mornings, and these women all love her, she said. Ive heard them say, Youre such an inspiration, and they all pull for her so much and they support each other through thick and thin. On Mondays, Helen Reeser pins her good luck bowling pin charm on her shirt and puts on her white leather Dexter brand bowling shoes that she got in Detroit. She said the secret to bowling is controlling your fingers. Her team is the Thirty-Niners. She bowls a 106 average, which she says is not very good. Reeser said shes concerned because theyve lost some of the league members over the years and need more. She said maybe a story in the paper will help. Its healthy, fun exercise, she said. Any woman whos old and has nothing to do should come down and join us. For information, call Beverly Hills Bowl at 352-527-1200. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-564-2927. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Helen Reeser prepares to roll a bowling ball down the lane Monday at the Beverly Hills Bowl during the Classy Lassies bowling league. She rolled a 114 to top the other three ladies on her team during the game. Special to the ChronicleCitrus County Utilities will be smoke-testing the sewer system along streets around the Halls River Rd. area on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and Thursday, March 1, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is done periodically to locate sources of sewer odors, leaks and breaks in sewer lines. The type of smoke used is harmless to plants and animals and leaves no residues or stains; it is white to yellowishwhite in color, and may have a slight odor. Prior to testing, make sure the p-traps of all sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures have water in them by pouring a small amount of water into the drain of any unused fixture. During the testing, you may notice smoke outside your home or building sewer vents, gutters, downspouts, or the ground along the sewer line. Inside the home or building you may notice some smoke or odor coming out of the plumbing fixtures, which may indicate a leak. While Citrus County Utilities will resolve issues outside the property line, the correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the home or building owner. If smoke gets into your house or building, ventilate the area and contact the utilities office at 352527-7650. Some frequently asked questions: Q: Do I have to be at my residence when the testing is done? A: No, the testing is done in the system outside your home. Q: How can I keep the smoke from appearing in my house? A: Make sure the p-traps of all sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures have water in them. Pour water into the drain of any unused fixture for a couple of minutes to ensure there is water in the traps. This will force the smoke to exit out of the roof top vent. Q: How will the smoke testing be performed? A: Citrus County Utilities will use a special machine to blow smoke in the sanitary sewer manholes. The smoke travels through the system and escapes by rising through the opening. The rising smoke will show the testing team the locations of potential problems. Q: What is storm water? A: Storm water is a term used to refer to rain water or irrigation water that flows into the sanitary sewer system. The flow burdens the sewer treatment facilities and should be handled by storm drains, retention ponds and natural runoff. Q: What is smoke testing? A: Smoke testing is a commonly used method to test for stormwater entry into the sewer systems. Q: What should I do if smoke appears inside my house? A: Contact any member of the Citrus County utilities testing team working on your street, or call the utilities main office at 352-5277650. Q: Why do we need to test the sanitary sewer lines? A: Citrus County Utilities wants to decrease cost and help the sanitary sewer system work more efficiently by identifying sources of stormwater entry into the system. Q: Will it come through my sprinkler system into my house? A: No. Q: Will it make my water have a funny taste? A: No. Q: Will the smoke enter my home? A: Smoke will not appear inside your home unless there are dry fixtures or problems with your system. Q: Will the smoke stay in my house for a long time? A: The smoke disappears quickly. To make it disappear faster, open a window or outside door near the smoky area. Citrus County Utilities will be testing the following streets: Halls River Road (from 10652-10200) W. Lenz Lane S. Cox Point S. Charles Albert Point S. Mast Point W. Twin Rivers Lane S. Cape Cove Loop W. Blue Springs Court W. Grotto Court W. Hadley Court Reeser receives a hug Monday from one of her teammates. County utilities to conduct smoke testing
Senate panel clears foreclosure billA Senate panel on Monday cleared a bill that aims to speed up the states mortgage foreclosure process, which immediately resulted in jeers from an angry crowd of foreclosure victims. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee OKd the bill (SB 1890) by a 6-4 vote with some crossing of party lines. Republican Sen. Mike Fasano of New Port Richey voted against the measure, for example, and Democratic Sen. Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale voted for it. After the vote, foreclosed homeowners from around the state harangued the panel, yelling we got stonewalled and this Legislature is a sham. One woman nearly collapsed into a security officers arms, saying she thought she was having a panic attack. Homeownership is the American dream, said Lynn Drysdale, a Jacksonville Area Legal Aid attorney who represents foreclosure clients. Asked to to explain the emotions at Mondays hearing, Drysdale added that these homeowners feel that their rights are being diminished. The part causing the most distress to opponents is a section that provides for a special court hearing that would more easily speed a property into foreclosure. Committee chair Garrett Richter responded afterward to charges that he was rushing the bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Latvala of St. Petersburg, despite concerns from some foreclosed homeowners that it trampled on their rights. The bill will have continued debate on the floor of the Senate, the Naples Republican said. Quite frankly, weve got less than two weeks to go in session and I think this is legislation that this Legislature needs to address and advance. But as Sen. Steve Oelrich, a former Alachua County sheriff, earlier told his colleagues, I dont mind being the sheriff, but I dont want to be the sheriff of Nottingham. State might use medical loss ratio after all For months, Republican lawmakers resisted the idea. But Monday, a House committee acknowledged that the federal government likely will require Florida to set a minimum standard for how much money Medicaid HMOs spend on medical care. The House Health & Human Services Committee approved a bill that allows the state Agency for Health Care Administration to use what is known as a medical loss ratio, as Florida seeks federal approval of a proposal to enroll almost all Medicaid beneficiaries in managed-care plans. Federal officials in December already required such a ratio when they approved an extension until June 2014 of a Medicaid managed-care pilot program in Broward, Duval, Clay, Baker and Nassau counties. That would require managed-care plans to spend 85 percent of the money they receive on medical care. The Republican-dominated Legislature last year rejected the notion of a medicalloss ratio as it passed a plan to expand mandatory managed care statewide. But HB 727, which the committee approved Monday in an 11-6 vote, would allow AHCA to set a medical-loss ratio if required as a condition of federal approval for the statewide managed-care system. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Flori da lawmakers have sharply reduced compensation in a claims bill for a Colorado boy who suffered catastrophic injuries due to negligence by a public hospital where he was born in Fort Myers. The Senate Rules Commit tee on Monday also approved a claims bill that would let the city of Tallahassee pay $2.4 million to the parents of an undercover police informant who was murdered in a botched drug sting. The panel reduced to $15 million a proposed $30.8 million payment that a jury awarded to 14-year-old Aaron Edwards for negligence by Lee Memorial Health System. A House committee last week voted for an even lower figure of $10 million. Sen. Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican who is sponsoring the Senate version (SB 10), was encouraged, though, because the House companion (HB 965) was advancing in that chamber after failing to act last year on a bill that would have paid Aaron $13 million. She said she was confident that the chambers could agree on a figure between $10 million and $15 million. I dont want to say that Im disappointed, but I do know that the jury was correct, said Aarons mother, Mitzi Roden. I can only hope that at the end of all this, my son gets what is going to help him. The money will be used to buy an annuity so Aaron will have enough money for therapy and around-theclock care the rest of his life. Roden currently provides that care, even taking him with her to a shop where she works as a pet groomer. Aaron, who now lives with his mother in Canyon City, Colo., suffers from cerebral palsy, spasticity and other disabilities, the result of brain damage due to overdoses of Pitocen, a drug his mother received to induce labor over her objections. Aaron is very bright but is confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak or use his arms and legs.He can communicate with his eyes through a computer similar to whats used by British scientist Stephen Hawking. Imagine being in a wheelchair for life, Aaron told lawmakers in a Hawking-like electronic voice. I am living that. Please pass my bill. The hospital system for the first time Monday offered to pay $5 million over a span of five years, but the Senate panel rejected that proposal. Flores argued that figure would be insufficient. She noted a jury awarded $31 million and that verdict was affirmed by an appellate court. Florida law limits claims against state and local governments to $200,000, which is all Aaron and his mother have received so far, without the Legislatures approval. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE HI LO PR 67 59 1.10 HI LO PR 81 60 0.50 HI LO PR 77 61 0.20 HI LO PR 79 60 0.20 HI LO PR 82 60 0.60 HI LO PR 78 54 0.50 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy. Partly cloudy.High: 82 Low: 59 High: 84 Low: 59 High: 83 Low: 59 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 62/48 Record 89/31 Normal 75/47 Mean temp. 55 Departure from mean -6 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.27 in. Total for the month 1.96 in. Total for the year 2.82 in. Normal for the year 5.84 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 8 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Monday at 3 p.m. 30.23 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 64 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 55% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were absent and trees were moderate. ** 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 particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:29 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:56 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY .........................10:39 A.M. MOONSET TODAY .................................NONE FEB. 29MARCH 8MARCH 14MARCH 22 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County: Irrigation is limited to twice per week. Even addresses: Thursday and/or Sunday before 10am or after 4pm. Odd Addresses: Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10am or after 4pm. No restrictions on fountains, car washing or pressure washing. Hand watering requires the use of a shut-off nozzle. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL NEW PLANT MATERIAL. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, please call Citrus County 352-527-7669. 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. 76 62 pc Ft. Lauderdale 83 71 pc Fort Myers 86 66 pc Gainesville 77 58 c Homestead 83 68 pc Jacksonville 71 61 c Key West 81 73 pc Lakeland 84 62 pc Melbourne 80 67 pc City H L Fcast Miami 83 71 pc Ocala 80 60 pc Orlando 82 63 pc Pensacola 71 61 c Sarasota 83 65 pc Tallahassee 77 58 c Tampa 83 65 pc Vero Beach 82 64 pc W. Palm Bch. 82 70 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNortheast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Slight chance of showers today. Gulf water temperature72 LAKE LEVELS Location Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.73 27.79 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.93 33.97 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.12 36.16 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.64 37.67 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. 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Marie 32 23 .06 sn 29 22 Salt Lake City 45 29 sn 42 30 San Antonio 65 58 .13 c 77 61 San Diego 59 50 .21 s 57 48 San Francisco 52 39 pc 53 45 Savannah 74 50 .66 pc 70 54 Seattle 44 28 sh 47 36 Spokane 32 11 trace pc 38 27 Syracuse 50 23 pc 35 27 Topeka 51 27 ts 58 38 Washington 64 36 s 51 38YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 89 Fort Myers, Fla. LOW -17 Minot AFB, N.D. TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 88/74/s Amsterdam 52/48/c Athens 46/35/sh Beijing 42/25/pc Berlin 49/43/sh Bermuda 67/62/pc Cairo 65/47/pc Calgary 34/14/s Havana 86/65/pc Hong Kong 68/64/sh Jerusalem 63/45/pc Lisbon 58/46/pc London 55/47/c Madrid 66/35/s Mexico City 75/46/pc Montreal 25/7/pc Moscow 22/15/c Paris 53/48/c Rio 91/74/s Rome 55/38/c Sydney 81/71/ts Tokyo 44/38/sh Toronto 37/25/pc Warsaw 37/32/sf 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* 9:37 a/5:11 a 9:00 p/4:42 p 10:41 a/6:02 a 9:46 p/5:21 p Crystal River** 7:58 a/2:33 a 7:21 p/2:04 p 9:02 a/3:24 a 8:07 p/2:43 p Withlacoochee* 5:45 a/12:21 a 5:08 p/11:52 a 6:49 a/1:12 a 5:54 p/12:31 p Homosassa*** 8:47 a/4:10 a 8:10 p/3:41 p 9:51 a/5:01 a 8:56 p/4:20 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) 2/28 TUESDAY 10:18 4:07 10:42 4:30 2/29 WEDNESDAY 11:08 4:56 11:33 5:21 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. 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Legislature to give you a new enterprise zone is to have them pass legislation. Siefert said he did not know why the county had not applied for an enterprise zone before. By the time I got involved in the EDC, all 450 enterprise zones had been assigned, Siefert said. The enterprise zone request dates back to last years legislative roundtable workshop Dean held with the Citrus County Business Resource Alliance, which includes the EDC and other business representatives. The enterprise zone was on a list of action items compiled by the alliance, which included establishing Port Citrus and completing the Suncoast Parkway II. Both Dean and State Rep. Jimmie T. Smith (R-Inverness) started bills in the Senate and House. Smith is among the sponsors of House Bill 7087, a combined bill for economic development that authorizes designation of enterprise zones in both Citrus and Charlotte counties. HB 7087 has passed through the House and moved on to the Senate. Siefert said the center of the enterprise zone will be the Inverness Airport Business Park and include an area of 20 square miles around it. The Enterprise Zone Program was established in 1982. It is administered by the governors Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), which oversees activities and provides technical assistance and information. Enterprise Florida markets the program to businesses and proposes legislation to improve the program. It works with OTTED to develop zone approval guidelines and determine qualifications. Taking part in the Enterprise Zone Program makes businesses within them eligible for a number of benefits and incentives, provided they apply within a specified filing period. Statewide incentives include: Allowing a business within the zone to take a sales and use tax credit for a percentage of wages paid to new employees. Allowing a business within the zone to take a corporate income tax credit for a percentage of wages paid to new employees. Refunding sales taxes paid on the purchase of certain business property. Refunding sales taxes paid on the purchase of building materials used to rehabilitate real property in the zone. Allowing new or expanded businesses within the zone a credit against Florida corporate income tax. Allowing credit on Florida corporate income tax, insurance premium tax or sales tax refund for donations to community development projects. Providing an exemption from ad valorem property tax for licensed child care facilities operating in zones. These incentives will be over and above the incentives that the EDC presently offer, Siefert said. The EDC has incentives that deal with county property taxes and county tangible taxes. The enterprise zone can add to those county incentives with incentives that include state sales taxes and state business tax. They work together and it increases the power of what a business can plan on receiving. If passed, the law would become effective July 1, and the county would have an application deadline of Dec. 31 to set up the zone. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. unusual features of the house: About a dozen doors leading to the outside. Whenever Hattie Lou went out on a date, her mother would go around and lock every door so Hattie would have to ring the bell when she came home. Smith said she always found one that her mother forgot to lock. Keeping warm in winter was always a problem, Smith said. For the first few years, we had no water heater and had to heat water for bathing in a foot tub in the kitchen and transfer it to the tub in the bathroom four rooms away. Mrs. Knight worked at Jim and Stella Loves grocery store and later managed the lunch room at Floral City Elementary School. Her husband ran a prison camp out on County Road 48 near Bushnell. When Jont Knight died in 1954, his sister, who had inherited the house from their parents, deeded the house to Mrs. Knight, who was only 37 at the time. She lived in the house until about 25 years ago, when she moved to Fort Myers. Saturday, as Mrs. Knight walked from room to room, she pointed out her dining room, now an art classroom, and her living room, now a gallery. Her bedroom is now a showcase for jewelry. Walls are gone; so is a hallway. The kitchen sink used to be against the windows, with the stove to the left. Everything in the kitchen is different now. But the frosted etched glass door at the front of the house is still the same, she noted. Everyone always loved that door, she said. Outside, Mrs. Knight pointed out the mulberry tree out front that was old back when she lived at the house, and ran her hands down the brick chimney on the porch that Knight family members all signed. She recalled the time bees got inside the wall and her daughter Hattie Lou and husband Sam took the boards off the house and got stung repeatedly. On hot summer nights, the family slept on the sleeping porch, and at one time they had a separate apartment built that various people lived in. In all, the Knight family lived in the house for 81 years. After that a local doctor owned it, but never lived in it, and it sat empty for more than a decade until Pam Bellman bought it. Bellman sold it to Ann Covington last year. It brings back memories, Mrs. Knight said as she climbed down from the porch into the yard. After all these years, its still standing. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2927. close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table. FBI officials would not comment on a motive. Police Chief Tim McKenna said authorities have a lot of homework to do yet in their investigation of the shooting, which sent students screaming through the halls at the start of the school day at 1,100-student Chardon High. Teachers locked down their classrooms as they had been trained to do during drills, and students took cover as they waited for the all-clear in this town of 5,100 people 30 miles from Cleveland. One teacher was said to have dragged a wounded student into his classroom for protection. Another chased the gunman out of the building, police said. The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was arrested near his car a half-mile away, the FBI said. He was not immediately charged. Fifteen-year-old Danny Komertz, who witnessed the shooting, said the gunman was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied. But other students disputed that. Even though he was quiet, he still had friends, said Tyler Lillash, 16. He was not bullied. Long before official word came of the attack, parents learned of the bloodshed from students via text message and cellphone and thronged the streets around the school, anxiously awaiting word on their children. Two of the wounded were listed in critical condition, and another was in serious condition. I looked up and this kid was pointing a gun about 10 feet away from me to a group of four kids sitting at a table, Komertz said. He said the gunman fired two shots quickly, and students scrambled for safety. One of them was trying to get underneath the table, trying to hide, protecting his face. The slain student, Daniel Parmertor, was an aspiring computer repairman who was waiting in the cafeteria for the bus for his daily 15-minute ride to a vocational school. His teacher at the Auburn Career School had no idea why Parmertor, a very good young man, very quiet, had been targeted, said Auburn superintendent Maggie Lynch. Officers investigating the shooting blocked off a road in a heavily wooded area several miles from the school. Federal agents patrolled the muddy driveway leading to several spacious homes and ponds, while other officers walked a snowy hillside. A police dog was brought in. It wasnt clear what they were looking for. Teacher Joe Ricci had just begun class when he heard shots and slammed the door to his classroom, yelling, Lockdown! to students, according to Karli Sensibello, a student whose sister was in Riccis classroom. A few minutes later, Ricci heard a student moaning outside, opened the door and pulled in student Nick Walczak, who had been shot several times, Sensibello said in an email. Ricci comforted Walczak and let him use his cellphone to call his girlfriend and parents, Sensibello said. She said her sister was too upset to talk. Heather Ziska, 17, said she was in the cafeteria when she saw a boy she recognized as a fellow student come into the cafeteria and start shooting. She said she and several others immediately ran outside, while other friends ran into a middle school and others locked themselves in a teachers lounge. Everybody just started running, said 17-year-old Megan Hennessy, who was in class when she heard loud noises. Everyone was running and screaming down the hallway. Rebecca Moser, 17, had just settled into her chemistry class when the school went into lockdown. The class of about 25 students ducked behind the lab tables at the back of the classroom, uncertain whether it was a drill. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 A5 INSIDE Crystal River Mall 7 95-148 4 Inside Walmart Hwy. 200, Ocala 291-1467 000AF9R FREE HEARING TEST Coupon Expires 3/15/12 (Limit 2 per visit) BATTERY SALE .89 IN OFFICE ONLY ANY MAKE ANY MODEL Coupon Expires 3/15/12 FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS 000AN7K 000A9ER When mopping isnt enough call... 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Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, has died. She was 88. Berenstain, a longtime resident of Solebury in southeastern Pennsylvania, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday without regaining consciousness, her son Mike Berenstain said. The gentle tales of Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear were inspired by the Berenstain children, and later their grandchildren. The stories address childrens common concerns and aim to offer guidance on subjects like dentist visits, peer pressure, a new sibling or summer camp. The first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, was published in 1962. Over the years, more than 300 titles have been released in 23 languages most recently in Arabic and Icelandic and have become a rite of passage for generations of young readers. They say jokes dont travel well, but family humor does, said Jan Berenstain told The Associated Press in 2011. Family values is what were all about. Macel Chewning, 89 DUNNELLON Mrs. Macel Chewning, 89, Dunnellon, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Dunnellon. Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in The Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Arrangements entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. John Bob Neilson, 76 HOMOSASSA John Robert Bob Neilson, 76, of Homosassa, FL, drew his last breath at his home on February 22, 2012, cradled in the loving arms of his beloved wife, Marcia. His devoted stepson, David Puterbaugh of Lincolnton, NC, and his wife, Carrie, were also at his bedside during this difficult week. God saw Bob getting very tired, a cure was not meant to be, so He wrapped His arms around him and whispered come with me. Bob was born in Leicester, NC, to the late Glenna Robeson Baumgartner and H. Roger Neilson, Asheville, NC. Bob also leaves behind a son, Michael Neilson of Myrtle Beach, SC; two stepbrothers; a stepsister; a grandson and four stepgranddaughters; aunts, uncles and cousins. Per his request, there will be no memorial or funeral service at this particular time. Bob was selfless in donating his body to the Anatomical Board of the University of Florida for use in medical research and continued training programs for physicians. If desired, donations, in his name, may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ada Ryan, 81INVERNESS Ada R. Ryan, 81, Inverness, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Citrus Memorial Health System. National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park, is in charge of arrangements. John Sikula, 93 BEVERLY HILLSJohn A. Sikula, 93, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Nature Coast Lodge, Lecanto, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen. He was a native of College Point, N.Y., and came here 25 years ago from Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. John was a machine shop supervisor foreman for Sylvania Electric-GTE Corporation in N.Y. until retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, golf and traveling. Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Ann and her husband, Gordon Tolomeo, of Rochester, N.Y., and Lorraine (Lori) and her husband, George Kirkpatrick, of Beverly Hills, FL; five grandchildren, Gina, Carla, Duane, Brian and Cindie; five great-grandchildren, Brian, Adam, Olivia, Katie, Brianna; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service with Military Honors, Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Fero Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home. www.ferofuneralhome.comLaVerne Stiles, 71 BEVERLY HILLSLaVerne A. Stiles, 71, of Beverly Hills, FL, died on February 24, 2012, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness. LaVerne was born on August 4, 1940, in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Joseph and Lola Henke. She was a secretary for General Electric in Cincinnati. She was in the Civil Air Patrol. LaVerne moved to Beverly Hills in 1995 from Cincinnati. She was a member of Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs, FL. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Schmidt. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Stiles of Beverly Hills, FL; daughter Karen Finch of Erie, PA; son Jeffery Schmidt of Yelm, WA; brother Joseph Henke of Cincinnati, OH; and two grandchildren, Jamie Hedger of Cincinnati, OH, and Erin Schmidt of Yelm, WA. A memorial service will be held at the Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. Father Eric Peters will preside. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Betty Vargo, 84INVERNESS Mrs. Betty J. Vargo, age 84, of Inverness, Florida, died Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Inverness under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. She was born on August 4, 1927, in Campbell, MO, daughter of the late Edward Walker and Mattie Chambers. She was a member of Redemption Church of Inverness. Mrs. Vargo was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; her parents; 2 sisters; and a brother. She is survived by 2 sons, John C. (Barbara) Vargo, Michael (Darlene) Vargo; daughter Carol Galbreth; 5 grandchildren; and 8 greatgrandchildren. Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. A private family celebration of Bettys life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. Arrangements by the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. A6 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE From Noon Friday, March 9 To Sunset Sunday, March 11 at Sertoma Youth Ranch at On-Site Camping Entertainment by Floridas Best Songwriters and Singers Florida Songwriting Contest Workshops Arts and Crafts Food Childrens Activities Bring your Lawn Chairs Rain or Shine 000ALWU Will McLean Music Festival 2012 For camping information, call 352-465-2167. For more about the festival visit www.willmclean.com 000A4CD Does your attic go bump in the night? Pests come in all shapes & sizes. Some pose a danger to your home while others are simply a nuisance. Our technicians have the expertise & experience to identify a problem & provide a solution to keep your family & home safe. 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Davis ARNOLD SCHWEITZ Viewing: Tues. 12 Noon Service: Tues. 1:00 PM Chapel SAMUEL FOWLER Service: Thur. 3:00 PM Dunnellon First Baptist HULETTE HILTON Memorial Service: Wed. 11:00 AM First Baptist Church of Crystal River ELIZABETH SPENCER Private Cremation Arrangements GEORGE WESSON Private Cremation Arrangements Free heart emergency awareness workshop today Special to the ChronicleCRYSTAL RIVER When does chest pain become a heart emergency? You can find out from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, when Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center and Nature Coast EMS proudly present the second annual Code Blue: Heart Emergencies Workshop. During the workshop, guests will hear five presentations from heart health experts, learn about CPR and AED training opportunities, have their blood pressure checked and enjoy free heart-healthy refreshments. Doctors and nurses will also be available during the program to answer questions. Doors open at 3 p.m. Presentations begin at 3:15 p.m. with R. Prasad Potu, M.D., cardiology. Following will be Mike Hall, CEO, Nature Coast EMS; Mary Anne Kolar, D.O., emergency medicine; Gregory von Mering, M.D., interventional cardiology; and Jane Bedford, R.N., CCP Nature Coast EMS. The workshop is in the Nature Coast EMS Education Center at 3876 W. Country Hill Drive, Lecanto. Registration is requested. Call HEALTHconnect at 352-795-1234. FREE OBITUARIES Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email email@example.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Additional days of publication or reprints due to errors in submitted material are charged at the same rates. John Sikula Betty Vargo Obituaries Berenstain Bears co-creator Jan Berenstain dies at age 88
Positive Christians is a new support group forming for people with HIV/AIDS and the parents, family and friends who love them. Call 352-601-3243. Parents Helping Parents Heal of Citrus County, a support group for parents who would like to meet others who have experienced the loss of a child: visit helpingparents heal.net or email helping firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), 2 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at the Allen Ridge CMHS campus, 522 N. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto. Monthly meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Survivors discuss their situations, experiences, coping strategies and hopes. Educational presentations are also part of the SPOHNC program. Next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27. Contact Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106 or email@example.com. SPRING HILL Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday 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 Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions/ information. Refreshments served. 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. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-596-1926. Grandparents and others Raising Children 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center. Call Amy Engelken at 352-527-5905. OCALA The Alz heim ers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. 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. 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 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, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist, 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, 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 : 5 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Episcopal Church. Call Rits at 352-382-8503. 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. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. 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 Presbyterians Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and a coffee house after. Call 352-746-6200. 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. Website: www.alzsupport. com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at www. alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_ message_boards_lwa.asp 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: Alzheim ers/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 support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. AHEC Quit Smoking Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N, Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813-929-1000, ext. 213. 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.H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 A7 570-0228-TUCRN NOTICE OF ENACTMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCES AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Chapters 163 and 166, Florida Statutes and Section 34-42, of the Town of Inglis Land Development Code, comments, objections and recommendations regarding the following described amendments to the text and Future Land Use Map of the Town of Inglis Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Map of the Town of Inglis Land Development Code will be heard by the Town Commission of the Town of Inglis, Florida, at hearings on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as these matters can be heard. The hearings will be conducted in the Town of Inglis, Town Hall located at 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. Final reading of Ordinance 01-12 referencing applications CPA11-L2 and CPA 12-L1 by the Town of Inglis, to amend the text of the infrastructure element of the comprehensive plan to provide clarification and coordination with the development review process. First reading of Ordinance 02-12 referencing application CPA11-L3, by Robert H. Allen, Jr. and Barbara L. Allen to amend the Future Land Use Map from Conservation to Single Family Residential-Low Density and Z11-5, an application by Robert H. Allen and Barbara L. Allen to amend the Towns Zoning Map, by changing the zoning designation on the following described property from Residence Conservation (RC-1) to Residence District (R-1). The 11.67 Acre property is located at the North side of Young Dr. East of Lee Rd. (Parcel Number 0302800800) At the hearings, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendments. Copies of said amendment applications as described above are available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. Any person needing accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 447-2203 at least three days in advance. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at a public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; said record to include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 000APB2 907-0229-M/TU/WCRN Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from Floral City Water Association, Inc. The proposal consists of (1) constructing a new Water Treatment Plant comprised of two 1,500 gpm wells, a 0.5 MG storage tank, three 750 gpm high service pumps along with associated structures and facilities; (2) constructing approximately 29,000 LF of 12 finish water transmission main. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service prepared an Environmental Assessment of the proposal that assessed the potential environmental effects of the proposal and the effect the proposal may have on historic properties. The Environmental Assessment was published on December 20, 21, and 22 of 2011 for a 30-day comment period. No public comments were received. Upon consideration of the applicants proposal, federal and state environmental regulatory and natural resource agencies, division of Historical resources and public input the agency has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which an Environment Impact Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determination is that no significant impact of the proposed project are anticipated. No mitigation measures will be needed for this proposal. Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT located at 2441 NE 3rd Street, Suite 204-1 Ocala, Florida 34470 352-7329796. For further information, please contact Mr. R. C. Quainton II at 352-732-9796. A general location map of the proposal is shown below. 000AOCJ Support GROUPS HEALTH NOTES Find Health Notes beginning on Page C2. Fort Cooper Days For more information, call 726-0315 Sat., March 17 & Sun., March 18 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Cooper State Park 3100 S. Old Floral City Rd., Inverness Come and Enjoy Second Seminole War & Reenactments at 11a.m. & 2p.m. Period Arts & Crafts Entertainment Great Food and Refreshments Living History Demonstrations Exhibits/Demonstrations Hosted by the Friends of Fort Cooper 000AKH6 Experience Florida History Adults thru 13 yrs. old $6 12 Yrs. & Under Free Crystal River Power and Sail Squadron FUNDRAISER Call Jennie at 382-0808. RESERVE YOUR TABLE BY MARCH 28 FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN! MILITARY CARD PARTY 000AHEF at the Crystal River Power Squadron Building APRIL 4, 2012 Doors open 11:30 a.m. Lite Lunch 12:00 Noon Play begins at 1:00 p.m. Gals & Guys. Come have fun and enjoy the companionship of friends & new acquaintances. RAFFLE BASKETS and PRIZES $12.00 per person
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Associated PressWASHINGTON The FBI said Monday that its probes of financial crime last year led to more than 3,000 convictions and over $12 billion in court-ordered restitution as agents attacked insider trading, Ponzi schemes and Medicare fraud in highdollar scams that victimized thousands of investors and the government. In a press briefing that amounted to a warning to the business community generally and to Wall Street in particular, the bureau released video and wiretaps from a few of its undercover operations targeting complex financial crime. The bureau also offered up a new public service announcement done by actor Michael Douglas, who in the movie Wall Street portrayed a greedy corporate raider operating on the wrong side of the law. Our economy is increasingly dependent on the success and integrity of the financial markets, Douglas said in the PSA announcement. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. For more information on how you can help identify securities fraud, or to report insider trading, contact your local FBI office. FBI Assistant Director Kevin Perkins, head of the bureaus criminal investigative division, said the law enforcement agency has shifted its focus on financial crime away from low-dollar cases and has hired 250 forensic accountants who hunt for criminal activity in financial records. FBI Financial Crimes Section Chief Timothy Gallagher said the bureau now operates a financial intelligence center to identify where it needs to send agents to investigate newly emerging threats in financial crime. Among the FBIs largest conviction numbers and amounts of restitution for 2011: Securities and commodities fraud, 394 convictions and $8.8 billion. Mortgage fraud, 1,082 convictions and $1.38 billion. Health care fraud, 736 convictions and $1.2 billion. The number of FBI probes is up sharply in some categories of financial crime. 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MuLong n11.58+.01 MuShrt n15.95... NJLT n12.19+.01 NYLT n11.59... OHLTTE n12.51+.01 PALT n11.59+.01 PrecMtls r n22.02-.22 PrmcpCor n14.49-.01 Prmcp r n67.00+.01 SelValu r n20.14+.05 STAR n20.20+.01 STIGrade n10.74... STFed n10.87+.01 STTsry n10.79+.01 StratEq n20.74-.03 TgtRetInc n11.99+.02 TgRe2010 n23.64+.02 TgtRe2015 n13.08... TgRe2020 n23.24... TgtRe2025 n13.24... TgRe2030 n22.72-.02 TgtRe2035 n13.68-.01 TgtRe2040 n22.48-.02 TgtRe2050 n22.37-.02 TgtRe2045 n14.11-.01 USGro n20.75... USValue n11.10+.03 Wellsly n23.65+.05 Welltn n33.22+.06 Wndsr n14.19+.03 WndsII n27.94+.08 Vanguard Idx Fds: DvMkInPl r n97.75-.70 MidCpIstPl n108.76+.02 TotIntAdm r n24.56-.17 TotIntlInst r n98.23-.68 TotIntlIP r n98.25-.67 TotIntSig r n29.47-.20 500 n126.32+.18 Balanced n23.13+.03 EMkt n27.85-.24 Europe n24.73-.21 Extend n44.51-.01 Growth n35.44+.01 LgCapIx n25.38+.03 LTBnd n13.98+.10 MidCap n22.00... Pacific n10.06-.05 REIT r n20.47-.02 SmCap n37.40... 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Wells Fargo Admin: Growth 41.18+.14 Wells Fargo Instl: UltSTMuA 4.82... Western Asset: CorePlus I 11.30+.02 William Blair N: GrowthN 12.31+.02 Yacktman Funds: Fund p n18.37-.02 Focused n19.63-.02 H OW T O R EAD T HE M UTUALF UND T ABLES Here are the 1,000 biggest mutual funds listed on Nasdaq. Tables show the fund name, sell price or Net Asset Value (NAV) and daily net change. Name: Name of mutual fund and family. NAV: Net asset value. Chg: Net change in price of NAV. Data based on NAVs reported to Lipper by 6 p.m. Eastern. 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Tredgar24.19-.17 TriContl15.88+.04 TrinaSolar7.93+.13 TwoHrbInv10.44+.13 TycoIntl52.10+.95 Tyson19.14+.15 UBS AG14.20-.10 UDR25.50+.02 UIL Hold35.92+.04 US Airwy7.00+.01 USG13.66+.26 UltraPt g24.23+.39 UndrArmr87.16+1.33 UniSrcEn37.67+.08 UniFirst60.96-.13 UnilevNV33.38-.21 UnionPac112.74+.72 UtdContl20.07-.34 UtdMicro2.58-.03 UPS B76.77+.27 UtdRentals43.25+.36 US Bancrp29.30+.57 US NGs rs20.71-.63 US OilFd41.18-.83 USSteel28.09-.04 UtdTech83.63-.34 UtdhlthGp55.73+.08 UnumGrp23.20+.02 V-W-X-Y-Z VaalcoE7.93-.55 Vale SA25.49-.20 Vale SA pf24.81-.19 ValeantPh50.58+2.65 ValeroE24.53+.14 VangTSM70.67+.06 VangREIT61.60-.10 VangEmg44.15-.36 VangEAFE34.01-.22 VarianMed66.45-.11 Vectren29.44-.24 Ventas56.12+.12 VeoliaEnv12.12-.05 VeriFone48.01+1.01 VerizonCm38.13-.01 Visa116.86-.68 VishayInt12.45-.15 Vornado84.21-.52 WGL Hold41.29-.41 WPX En n18.68-.14 Wabash10.81-.11 WalMart58.46-.33 Walgrn33.54-.32 WalterEn65.17-1.14 WsteMInc35.38-.26 WatsnPh57.94-.23 WeathfIntl16.37-.13 WtWatch79.48-.13 WeinRlt25.03+.03 WellPoint65.79-.32 WellsFargo31.03+.85 WestarEn28.04+.03 WAstEMkt14.76+.05 WstAMgdHi6.20-.01 WAstInfOpp12.93... WDigital38.79-.99 WstnRefin18.31-.03 WstnUnion17.95+.07 Weyerhsr21.33+.27 Whrlpl76.10+4.80 WhitingPet61.66-.81 WmsCos29.11-.20 WmsPtrs61.89+.46 WmsSon39.76+.92 WillisGp34.89-.38 Winnbgo9.16-.28 WiscEn s34.27-.10 WT India20.10-.70 Worthgtn17.63-.12 Wyndham43.72-.30 XL Grp20.32+.24 XcelEngy26.53+.05 Xerox8.37+.01 Xylem n27.36+.10 YPF Soc31.15-1.85 Yamana g17.64-.08 YingliGrn3.94+.12 Youku23.03+.66 YumBrnds65.56+.02 ZweigTl3.28... N EW Y ORK S TOCKE XCHANGE Name Last Chg 0 0 0 A E 2 V Associated PressThe Dow Jones industrial average narrowly missed 13,000. Again. A burst of selling at the closing bell drove the Dow lower after it hovered around the milestone for most of the afternoon. The average finished the day down a sliver, 0.01 percent, and about 19 points shy of the mark. It was close enough that 9 cents added to the price of each of the 30 stocks in the Dow would have made the difference. And it almost did: American Express lost 14 cents in the last three minutes of trading. Boeing lost a dime in the last two minutes. When trading volume is light as it was Monday, with 3.6 billion shares exchanged someone can come in with a big sell at the end of the day that can sometimes force it one way or the other, said Joe Bell, senior equity analyst at Schaeffers Investment Research. The Dow broke through 13,000 several times last week but hasnt closed above that level since May 19, 2008, four months before the fall of Lehman Brothers investment bank and the worst of the financial crisis. For the day, the Dow lost 1.44 points and closed at 12,981.51. The Standard & Poors 500 index rose 1.85 points to 1,367.59, a 3 1/2year high. The Nasdaq composite index rose 2.41 points to close at 2,966.16, its highest since December 2000. The Dow fell 100 points at the open Monday, then climbed back above 13,000 after a report that the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January to the highest in almost two years. The National Association of Realtors said its index of sales agreements rose 2 percent last month to a reading of 97, the highest since April 2010. A reading of 100 is considered healthy. Nasdaq diary AP Market watch NYSE diary Feb. 27, 2012 826.66 -0.26 Advanced: 1,512 Declined: 1,500 Unchanged: 120 1,137 Advanced: 1,362 Declined: 144 Unchanged: 3.4 b Volume: Volume: 1.7 b Russell 2000 Standard & Poors 500 Nasdaq composite Dow Jones industrials -1.44 12,981.51 2,966.16 +2.41 1,367.59 +1.85 Dow narrowly misses 13,000 Associated PressNEW YORK Investors viewed U.S. Treasurys as a safe investment Monday as Europe tries to resolve its debt crisis. Over the weekend, the Group of 20 nations ignored Europes plea for aid and failed to reach agreement on making more money available from the International Monetary Fund for troubled countries. The G-20 countries say Europe should increase its own bailout fund. The need for the European Union to raise more funds heightened Monday, when ratings agency Standard & Poors lowered its credit outlook for the current fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, to negative. The price of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose 43.75 cents Monday for every $100 invested. The yield on the benchmark note fell to 1.93 percent from 1.98 percent late Friday. In other trading, the 30-year bond rose $1.06, pushing its yield down to 3.04 percent from 3.11 percent. The yield on the twoyear note inched down to 0.30 percent, from 0.31 percent. The three-month T-bill paid a yield of 0.09 percent, flat from Friday. Europes crisis helps Treasurys Feds tout crackdown on financial crime
Page A10 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. Milton Friedman, 1912-2006 THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. C. CARLIS H ARMAN B efore I retired from the U.S. Postal Service, we postmasters made many trips to the North Florida District Office in Jacksonville. We would try to pool drive, when possible. And, of course, we took U.S. 301 to Interstate 10, then to Jacksonville. If you have ever driven through those small towns between Ocala and I-10, you have probably received a ticket for speeding. The speed limit drops from 65 mph to 45 mph, then again to 30 mph quickly, and the small-town cops are waiting behind a building to catch you and write you a whopping speed ticket. You can learn where speed traps are by just doing an Internet search for find speed traps in Florida. Hundreds of locations will come up. I typed in find speed traps between Ocala, FL and I-10 on U.S. 301. This is only one website that came up; there were many. Go ahead and try it quite revealing.Speed-trap alley Since U.S. 301 is a popular shortcut between Northeastern Florida and the Gulf Coast region, a number of towns along the road have been notorious speed traps. The speed limit drops from 65 mph to 30 mph in a matter of a few hundred feet. Many have accused the police in Waldo, Starke, Lawtey and other towns of giving tickets simply to raise money. The American Automobile Association has designated areas of Waldo and Lawtey as traffic traps, stating on its website that These two small Florida communities ... still depend on revenue generated by traffic tickets to help meet their annual budget. When a law enforcement officer sets up his operation in your community, citizens contact AAA. After it receives several complaints, it warns motorists about your community on its website. Do we want to be on AAAs list as a seat-belt check warning list? I dont want Homosassa Springs or Crystal River on such a list. As long as Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Cloud has been walking between cars at the traffic light at U.S. 19 and Grover Cleveland Boulevard and State Road 490 (Homosassa Trail), Homosassa Springs may as well already be on a seat-belt check trap list. I have personally observed this officer for several months now. Friday, Feb. 3, I decided to do something about it. I parked in the Walgreens parking lot, facing Grover Cleveland Boulevard, approached the trooper and asked for his name and badge number. He was in the process of issuing a ticket. He ordered me to get off the road. While I was waiting for him, I walked back to my pickup truck and got my digital camera. I took several pictures, one being a close-up of his license plate. The officer came around his car and ordered me to get off the road again. I told him that I was on the diagonal-marked area and he ordered me to get on the grass. The officer then came from the red car straight to me, was pointing his finger at me, threw out his chest and bumped me, straight on. He then said, You pushed me. I replied, You pushed your chest into me. I then turned to the people in the car who had been ticketed and said, Youre my witness. He pushed his chest into me; I never pushed him. Regretfully, I did not ask for the peoples names. By this time there were several sheriffs deputies on the scene. Trooper Cloud then gave me his business card. He changed his demeanor when the sheriffs deputies arrived. By the time I was back at my truck, there were five sheriffs deputies there. Citizens of Homosassa Springs and Crystal River, when we see traffic stops/checks being conducted in the middle of our communities, it is up to us, individually, to contact our state senators and representatives and advise that we do not want this bad reputation for our communities. We, the people, must speak out. Our state senators and representatives addresses are listed herein. You may also want to contact the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners. C. Carlis Harman is the retired postmaster of Homosassa. Seat-belt trap bad for community 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 TAX RELIEF? State plays shell game with taxes W hen the Florida House passed its two versions of bills that allow for a back-to-school sales tax holiday and more than $120 billion in business tax breaks and incentives, it effectively neutralized an earlier bill that authorizes the collection of Internet sales tax. The legislature is well aware of this shell game, and in fact the latest move is by design. Gov. Rick Scott has publicly stated he wants the tax breaks to go along with the Internet sales tax bill to make it revenueneutral. Other legislators, like State Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, have gone on record saying this is a move designed to protect lawmakers running for re-election. These bills amount to nothing more than legislative gimmickry a shell game where revenue gained through additional taxation suddenly disappears in tax breaks, incentives and tax holidays. The unfortunate truth is that business lobbyists have their fingerprints all over these maneuvers. The Internet sales tax bill helps brick-and-mortar stores compete fairly with online retailers, which is not a bad thing. But businesses also gains from the tax holiday as consumers spend a lot more money when no taxes are charged. Finally, they get a third legislative pass through the breaks and incentives offered in the bills. We would like to see more effort put into running the state more efficiently by harnessing the tax dollars we do receive and directing them to the areas of most need. If Florida can eliminate its wastefulness and stop playing the shell game with the tax code, we all get a tax break. THE ISSUE: Florida House passes consumer tax breaks.OUR OPINION: Harness tax dollars and allocate where needed. Romney a loser Im a very strong Republican, but for president, how can anybody think about voting for Mitt Romney when he supported John McCain, and John McCain couldnt beat Obama. And now were going to support somebody that supported a loser like John McCain by voting for Mitt Romney? Come on, people. Wake up. We need to get somebody in there thats going to be able to win and its not going to be Mitt Romney. He stutters all the time. Obama will walk all over that stutter he has. He cant complete a sentence.Romney a winner We have been wanting a businessman, but most of the businessmen that have been in have not been real good businessmen. So lets give Romney a chance. He sounds like an honest businessman. Cain would have made it good that way, too. But I think Romney would even be better. So lets give him a chance and get him to win this nomination and see what he can do.Pray for peace With the horrific slaughter of millions in Syria, including many innocent children, it would be appropriate for the clergy to be asking us to pray for peace there.Dont careI just wanted to say that I dont care what happens in Syria or Afghanistan or Iraq. I do not care. I care about America and thats it.Problem solvedI used to have saw palmettos and someone told me to take weed killer and spray the fronds. I did that. It took a while, but theyre gone. It kills them all the way down to the root.GOP destroying usEvery time I hear these neoconservative Republicans, really rightwing, it sends a shiver up and down my spine. They want to destroy everything that has been done good for the average person in this country for the working person, for the guy who goes to work six days a week, even, and his wife has to have a part-time job to keep things going. Those people will be destroyed by what the Republican conservatives want to do. So you better remember that if youre an average guy, an average Joe Six-Pack, youd better not vote for them or everything you knew that was good will be gone.No stopping When will the city of Crystal River ever learn about the Fish and Wildlife Commission? They opened up an office years ago on Kings Bay in a residential (zone). They defied everything about zoning, water, everything, and yet they got away with it. Theyre going to get away with anything they want to with the Three Sisters project, too. Better turn around and look and see what theyre doing. They wont stop here. Just remember what they did before.Wake up, AmericaWelcome to Obamacare. Now Obamas going to force insurance companies to provide abortions for everybody. I think the man does not respect our religious freedoms. He does not respect America in a lot of ways. He doesnt understand that we are all, we like our independence and our freedom to choose and we like our religion to stay separated from our government. I dont believe Obama gets it, but well see. The guy is dangerous. People better wake up. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Guest COLUMN Rep. Jimmie T. Smith District 43 Office: 591 E. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461-9392. Phone: 352-560-6020. Email: jimmie.smith@ myfloridahouse.gov. Website: http://www. myfloridahouse.gov.Sen. Charles S. Charlie Dean Sr.District 3 Office: 415 Tompkins St., Inverness, FL 34450. Phone: 352-860-5175 or 866-538-2831. Email: dean.charles.web@ flsenate.gov. Website: http://www.flsenate.gov/.Sen. Mike FasanoDistrict 11 Office: 8217 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, FL 34653-3111. Phone: 727-848-5885. E-mail: fasano.mike.web@ flsenate.gov. Website: http://www.flsenate.gov/. Recognition needed On Friday, Feb. 3, the county terminated five employees in a reorganization of development services. News of this was pretty much out on the street by midmorning, but it took the county until 3:33 p.m. to issue their official press release. The only detail in that release read as follows: The positions identified in the reorganization include planning division director, flood management coordinator, senior planner, senior secretary and GIS/CADD technician. No names were given and more importantly, no statement from Brad Thorpe, county administrator, praising these employees for their many years of loyal service and regretting the need to eliminate their jobs. I raised these points at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Feb. 14, and Administrator Thorpes response was: Consideration was given to protect the privacy of the employees and they have families; they live here. The county recently hired a former TV news producer to the position of public information officer, or PIO. This employees scope of work includes the preparation of press releases which most favorably reflect upon the interests of county government. As a 20-year employee of a U.S. multinational corporation with enlightened HR policies, I place great importance upon the core belief of respect for the individual. To this end, I want to place on record my sincere appreciation to Kevin Smith, former planning division director; Kandi Harper, former senior planner; Nancy Witty, former flood management coordinator; Jacqui Hendrix, former senior secretary; and to Stuart Miller, former GIS/CADD technician. For those interested in numbers, their collective total years of employment with the county amounts to approximately 80plus years. That must be worth some better recognition than that afforded by Mr. Thorpe and the PIO.Chris Lloyd Lecanto Pleasant dreams When your day has ended and youve come to rest on your pillow, may your final thought be before drifting off to sleep: I wonder how many children went to bed HUNGRY tonight. If this thought disturbs you, which it should, you might consider doing something about it! Please read Mark 12: 41-44, and Luke 21: 1-4 (The Widows Mite). Earl Herring Beverly Hills OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. 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Associated PressEGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. The best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting. Concerns about the stealth jets safety, cost overruns and questions about the entire programs feasibility have delayed the training and left about 35 pilots mostly outside the cockpit. The most the pilots do with the nine F-35s at Eglin Air Force Base is occasionally taxi them and fire up the engines. Otherwise their training is limited to three F-35 flight simulators, classroom work and flights in older-model jets. Only a handful of test pilots get to fly the F-35s. The most frustrated pilot is one who isnt flying at all, said Marine Col. Arthur Tomassetti, vice commander of the fighter wing and a former test pilot for the F-35 prototype. Built by Lockheed Martin under a 2001 contract, the F35 is supposed to replace Cold War-era aircraft such as the Air Forces F-16 fighter and the Navys and Marines F/A-18 Hornet. It would also be sold to many NATO countries and other U.S. allies. Costing between $65 million and $100 million each, depending on the version, the F-35 is described as a generational leap from older fighter jets. A singleseat aircraft, it can fly at about 1,050 mph and, officials say, fight both air-to-air and air-to-ground significantly better than its predecessors. One version can land on an aircraft carrier while another can hover, landing on and taking off from a helicopter carrier. It carries more fuel and more ordnance internally than older fighter jets, allowing it to maintain stealth, and has the latest onboard computer systems, allowing the pilot to control the plane and communicate with other aircraft and interact with ground commanders like never before. From a flying perspective, what we call the stick and rudder is the same for any platform, but when you integrate the sensors, the pilot has the capability to make much better decisions and be much more precise, said Air Force Col Andrew Toth, the training wings commander. His name adorns one of the schools F-35s. And because it is to be used by all three branches of the U.S. military that fly fighter jets and by U.S. allies, training and maintenance could be handled jointly. Thats intended to save money compared to having separate, parallel maintenance and training groups in each force. But just as the program appeared to be taking off, it was grounded over a variety of concerns. They range from improperly installed parachutes under the pilots ejector seats, to worries at the Pentagon that there has not been enough testing of the jets, to ongoing concerns by some in Congress that the entire F-35 program is too expensive. Its projected cost has jumped from $233 billion to an estimated $385 billion, including development. Forty-three F-35s have been built and another 2,443 have been ordered by the Pentagon. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said earlier this month the Air Force wasnt ready to start student flights at Eglin. The plan will be to start flying, not training, but to start flying with test-qualified aviators initially to do what we call local area orientation, he said. We will build to a threshold, which will allow the training leadership in the Air Force to declare ready to train with other than test-qualified aviators. Questions about funding, slow production of the aircraft and uncertainty about overall strategy have contributed to inefficiencies in money and manpower, said Baker Spring, a defense analyst with the Washingtonbased Heritage Foundation. Spring said the complicated way the Pentagon budgeting process worked has trickled down to the pilots at the school. You have people out there twiddling their thumbs waiting for planes. This contributes to the high unit costs, Spring said. All of this has left the first batch of would-be F-35 pilots in training limbo. This is supposed to be the first time fighter pilots from all three branches train together and they are looking forward to both the competition and learning from each other. All of the pilots here are incredibly talented, handpicked, board-selected, they are the best of the best and the opportunity to come here is and fly the F-35 as a Marine operator is truly the career opportunity of a lifetime, said Marine Lt. Col. Jim Wellons said at ceremony for the jet at Eglin last year. There is so much that we can learn from each other. We in the Marine Corps are focused on supporting the Marine on the ground, even though we have an airplane that can perform air combat and the full range of tactical missions. The Air Force fighter community also supports the man on the ground but they have a significant strategic focus. The Navy is very focused on shipboard operations, so we all have our different strengths and probably weaknesses. When the school becomes fully operational, dozens of pilots and hundreds of F-35 crew members will funnel through Eglin each year. Right now it looks like a large building out here with empty hallways, but we are going to have 900 students soon, said the Marines Col. Tomassetti during a tour of the largely empty school last year. Tomassetti said this month that the school continues to wait for a ready to train order from the Pentagon. The colonel said he and the Marines he commands are eager to fly new jet. We do have F-16s on loan and some of our pilots are going off station to fly other jets. They are flying and they understand that this is part of standing up a new program, he said. When the Pentagon decides to allow the Eglin planes to fly is anyones guess, said J.R. McDonald, Lockheeds Eglin-based vice president of corporate domestic business development. I think we are close but it is a U.S. government decision and the government enterprise will decide when it decides. The (fighter wing) just has to patient because they have done everything they can do, he said. S TATEC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 A11 000ANQ9 408 Lake St., Inverness email@example.com L W Lora L. Wilson, PL Attorney at Law Areas of Practice: Auto Accident Wrongful Death Motorcycle/ATVs Boat/Watercraft Pedestrian Animal Attacks 352-637-1960 LORALAW.com (Also licensed in Michigan) 0 0 0 A L P 9 0 0 0 A M S 6 Call for more information and a free consultation. The only ABMS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Citrus County Stop Sweating & Shaving T ODD F. S ISTO MD FACS 3 5 2 3 4 4 9 4 0 0 8 0 0 d r s i s t o 131 S. 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Early vote Associated Press Keneth Bradshaw ponders his choices Monday while casting an early primary ballot at Mississippi Boulevard Church in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday is the last day for people in Memphis to vote early in this months primaries, which include the Republican presidential primary. Schoolgirl fight leads to death LONG BEACH, Calif. The Los Angeles County coroners office has ruled that the death of a 10-year-old Southern California schoolgirl after a fight was a homicide. Coroners Lt. Fred Corral said Monday that blunt-force trauma killed Joanna Ramos, who collapsed at home after a fight with another girl on Friday in Long Beach. The girls older sister said Joanna died after surgery for a blood clot on the brain. Activist Associated Press Khadija al-Mousawi passes in front of a picture of her husband, jailed Bahraini opposition human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Monday after speaking in Manama, Bahrain, on the 18th day of his prison hunger strike. Hundreds of opposition supporters crowded the offices of the leading Shiite opposition society, AlWefaq, and the area outside to show their support for al-Khawaja. The sign reads: Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. Stance of solidarity with the detained human rights activist Mr. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. Crops sheltered in doomsday vault STOCKHOLM Chickpeas, fava beans and other seeds from a facility in Syria are among the 25,000 new samples being deposited this week in an Arctic seed vault built to protect food crops from wars and natural disasters, officials said Tuesday. The latest additions mean that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault a master backup to the worlds other seed banks has now secured more than 740,000 samples since it opened in a remote Norwegian archipelago in 2008. That represents an estimated three-quarters of the biological diversity of the worlds major food crops, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which maintains the vault with Norways government and the Nordic Genetic Resources Center. With the shipment from the Syria-based International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, almost its entire collection is now backed up in Svalbard, Fowler told The Associated Press. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Cruise ship adrift off Seychelles after fire No injuries reported Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean on Monday after a fire erupted in its generator room. The blaze, which was extinguished, caused no injuries, officials said. Two tug boats from the island nation of Seychelles were steaming toward the drifting Costa Allegra, which had 636 passengers and 413 crew members on board, but they were not expected to arrive until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest. Italian coast guard officials said a large French fishing boat could be the first vessel to reach the stricken cruise liner. Mondays fire on the Costa Allegra immediately raised fears, since it occurred only six weeks after one of its sister ships, the Costa Concordia, hit a reef and capsized off Italy, killing 25 people and leaving seven missing and presumed dead. Both ships are operated by Costa Crociere SpA, which is owned by the Florida-based Carnival Corp. However, company officials rushed to play down concerns. The Costa Allegra is adrift and being pushed by the current. It is stable and upright, Giorgio Moretti, the director of nautical operations for Costa Crociere SpA, told reporters in a conference call late Monday from company headquarters in Genoa, Italy. No one was injured in the fire in the generator room and the cause of the fire was under investigation, Moretti said. The fire knocked out power to the ships engines as well as to its lights and air conditioning. Associated Press The Italian coast guard said a fire broke out on the Costa Allegra cruise ship, shown in this file photo, Monday off the Seychelles islands. The coast guard said the ship is adrift, but the passengers are safe. The ship owner Costa Crociere said in a statement there were no injuries or casualties among the 636 passengers and 413 crew members. Detroit car companies race to keep up with sales Associated PressDETROIT Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of cars and trucks are surging. Sales could exceed 14 million this year, above last years 12.8 million. The result: Carmakers are adding shifts and hiring thousands of workers around the country. Carmakers and parts companies added more than 38,000 jobs last year, reaching a total of 717,000. And automakers have announced plans to add another 13,000 this year, mostly on night shifts. But theres a downside. The newfound success is straining the factory network of the Detroit automakers, as well as the companies that make the thousands of parts that go into each vehicle. This could lead to shortages that drive up prices. And it also has auto executives in a quandary. They got into trouble in the first place largely because their costs were too high. Now, they fear adding too many workers. Ford, for instance, is squeezing every last component, transmission, engine out of the existing brick and mortar, says Jim Tetreault, vice president of North America manufacturing. Still, the hiring surge bolsters the argument of those who supported the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. The bailout has been a major issue in the days leading up to Tuesdays Michigan Republican primary. And the hiring is good news for communities around the country that saw hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs disappear. Starting in 2005, GM, Ford and Chrysler closed 28 factories and eliminated 88,000 jobs. Parts companies cut another 234,000. Now, if sales hit 15 million by 2015, as some experts predict, the three Detroit automakers could hire another 20,000 people, predicts Sean McAlinden, chief economist for the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. You can only squeeze so much out of the same amount of people, says Itay Michaeli, an auto analyst at Citi Investment Research. Laurie Schmald Moncrieff, president of a small parts-manufacturing company near Flint, Mich., says when demand for auto parts collapsed, she shifted production to parts for companies in green energy, aerospace and defense. Leap forward Associated PressNEW YORK Peter Brouwer turns 56 on Wednesday. But if you count the times hes celebrated his true birth date, hes only turning 14. Brouwer is a Leap Day baby. And like a lot of people born Feb. 29, he relishes the uniqueness of his birthday. He even thinks theres an advantage to marking your real birthday just once every four years. We dont have that psychological drama of being a year older every year, said Brouwer, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the co-founder of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies. In off years, Brouwer says, most Leap Day babies perhaps 80 percent celebrate their birthdays in February because theyre born in February. We call them strict Februarians. But Jennifer Whisnant of Greensboro, N.C., whose daughter Ava was born in 2008, says they celebrate on the closest Saturday for a party, or on March 1st, which is technically when she would have been born had it not been Leap year. Birth certificates and most government agencies like Social Security use Feb. 29 for those born on Leap Day, but leaplings occasionally encounter bureaucratic difficulties using their true birth dates. Some computerized dropdown menus dont include Feb. 29. My life insurance policy is for March 1 because their computer doesnt support Leap day, Brouwer said. On Facebook, Anne McCarthys friends get a note Feb. 28 that her birthday is the next day. Then on March 1, there would be nothing. So, unless it was a Leap year, friends would not see birthday reminders for the actual day, said McCarthy, of Boston, turning 24 on Wednesday (in Leap time, 6). There are no reliable numbers on exactly how many babies are born on Leap Day, but statistically, the odds of being born then are the same as any other day. The law of averages means your chance of being born on Feb. 29 are one out of 1,461, Brouwer said, explaining that 1,461 equals 365, or the number of days in the year, times four, plus one for the extra day in the four-year cycle. We figure in the U.S., theres about 200,000 of us, and in the world, about 5 million. Theres also no good way of definitively determining whether mothers with scheduled C-sections or induced births avoid or embrace Leap Day. But at Florida Hospital in Orlando, people would rather have the baby on Leap Day. We have a slight increase in the number of scheduled C-sections on that day since it is a special day, said hospital spokeswoman Sara Channing. One of those scheduled to give birth Wednesday at Florida Hospital is Tammy Gerencser, who didnt hesitate when her doctor proposed scheduling her C-section Feb. 29. I got this sheet of paper that said, Youre going in Feb. 29, Gerencser said. She said while a few people told her, Oh no, you need to change that date, other people are so excited. Associated Press Tammy Gerencser, 42, right, talks Monday with Dr. Michael Cacciatore at Florida Hospital, in Orlando, Fla. Gerencser is scheduled to have a C-section Wednesday. Most people born on Feb. 29 relish their uniqueness, and mothers with scheduled C-sections dont shun the day. A hospital in Florida reported an uptick in C-sections for the day. Every 4 years, those born on Feb. 29 celebrate true birthday Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions. Some medical tattoos are being used to take the place of bracelets that commonly list a persons allergies, chronic diseases or even end-of-life wishes. Bracelets are nice, but something as strong as a tattoo ... that is a strong statement, said Dr. Ed Friedlander, a Kansas City pathologist who has No CPR tattooed in the center of his chest, where a paramedic would see it. Friedlander, 60, got the tattoo to emphasize his decision to forgo CPR if his heart stops. Medical tattoos dont appear to carry much legal weight. Its unclear whether an ambulance crew racing to treat a gravely ill patient could honor a request such as Friedlanders based on the tattoo alone. But the markings do offer a simple and permanent way to give rescuers important health details. Medical tattoos offer important health info Some Leap Day babies say fewer birthdays a bonus Kansas City, Mo. pathologist Dr. Ed Friedlander displays his tattoo with a medical directive to not use CPR. Associated Press
Basketball/ B2 Hockey/ B2 Scoreboard/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Familiar face back atop the pack at Speedway. / B2 Section B TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFS Varitek to retire Thursday The Boston Red Sox are going to need a new captain. Catcher Jason Varitek has decided to retire after 15 seasons with the Red Sox, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night. The person requested anonymity because Varitek had not made an announcement. The Boston Globe first reported Variteks decision. Varitek is expected to make it official Thursday at Bostons spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla. A first round draft pick in 1994, Varitek came to Boston in a trade from Seattle in 1997 and spent his entire big league career with the Red Sox. He caught four no-hitters, made three All-Star teams won two World Series titles. Kentucky, Cuse remain 1-2 in pollKentucky and Syracuse were the top two teams in The Associated Press Top 25 for a fifth straight week, while Kansas moved up to a season-high No. 3. Kentucky received 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday with Syracuse getting the other two. Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and North Carolina all moved up one place to be third through sixth. Missouri, which lost twice last week, dropped four spots to seventh and was followed by Marquette, Baylor and Ohio State. Creighton was the weeks lone newcomer, returning to the rankings at No. 25 after two weeks out of the poll. The Bluejays, winners of four straight, replaced New Mexico, which moved in last week for the first time this season at No. 18, then fell out after losing two games. Florida State, the third ranked team to lose two games last week, dropped from 15th to 22nd. Baylor still No. 1 in womens poll Baylor stayed 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 13th straight week after routing Texas and Kansas. Baylor was trying to finish the regular season as the lone unbeaten team when it played at Texas A&M on Monday night and then hosts Iowa State Saturday. Stanford, Notre Dame, Connecticut and Duke followed the Lady Bears. The Irish visit the Huskies on Monday night. Maryland, Miami, Delaware, Penn State and Kentucky round out the first 10. Ohio State took the biggest drop six spots to 14th after losing to Penn State and Nebraska. South Carolina re-enters the rankings at No. 25 while DePaul falls out. Bryant has nasal fracture from hitLOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Lakers said Kobe Bryant has a nasal fracture after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game. The team said Monday a CT scan revealed the extent of the injury, and the star guard will be re-evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist when he returns to Los Angeles. Bryant was bloodied during Sunday nights game in Orlando, which the West won 152-149. He was knocked to the floor by Wade and examined after the game. From wire reports Associated Press The Buffalo Sabres Paul Gaustad tries to score on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as Hurricanes Tim Brent and Justin Faulk, left, defend during the first period Jan. 6 in Raleigh, N.C. The Nashville Predators acquired Gaustad in a trade with the Sabres. Associated PressThe Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks added some reinforcements for a playoff run, while Rick Nashs wish for a deal didnt come to fruition Monday as the NHL trade deadline passed without any blockbuster moves. Having won a playoff series for the first time in franchise history a year ago, the Predators are looking to take the next step and beyond by beefing up the offense with left wing Andrei Kostitsyn and two-way forward Paul Gaustad. Nashville also acquired defenseman Hal Gill earlier this month and sits in fifth place in the Western Conference. I think with these trades weve certainly given us a chance to play with the big boys this year when we get in the playoffs, Predators general manager David Poile said. The Canucks, sitting atop the NHL standings with 19 games left in the regular season, fine-tuned their roster with three deals that added four players: checking-line center Samuel Pahlsson, rookie forward Zack Kassian, defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani and forward Andrew Gordon. But the player expected to be the big catch of the day went nowhere. Nash, captain of the league-worst Columbus Blue Jackets, requested a trade last month, according to general manager Scott Howson. Howson said there were significant discussions, but no deal was struck. Predators, Canucks add pieces; Nash stays put Lightning acquire three defensemen See TRADES / Page B3 N ext weekend, March 3 and 4, will see the last regular tournament on the Junior Circuit. It will be your last chance to qualify for the Tournament of Champions on April 28 and 29. The Sixth Junior Circuit Tournament will be held at Sugarmill Woods, where the April event will be held as well. Divisions: Boys and Girls High School Singles. Boys and Girls Middle School Singles 10U Juniors (10-ish and under) on 36 and 60 courts. Participants are guaranteed to play at least two matches. Entry deadline is 9 p.m. Wednesday prior to each tournament. Enter each tournament by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, age, grade in school, city, cell phone, name of school and seeding information if it applies. Go to JCT on Facebook to get first-round match times, which will be available by noon on the Friday prior to each tournament. Also, this site will maintain any schedule changes or updates. Click on Profile to find specific information. Email email@example.com or check out their Facebook page. Citrus: Steve Barnes at 352586-0241, Rick Scholl at 352-382-0353. Hernando: Lou Giglio at 727-207-4760, Judy Jeanette at 352-2320322. Monday Night Ladies Doubles League Results for Feb. 20 are: Brooksville Kick Butt def. Bicentennial Babes, 4-2; Brooksville Aces def. Pine Ridge, 3-2. Standings: Brooksville Kick Butt, 43; Pine Ridge, 39; Brooksville Aces, 30; Bicentennial Babes, 19. This league is geared towards the 3.5 and 4.0 female players who cannot play during the day and dont mind traveling to get in those great tennis matches. For more information, contact Vivien Amabile at Eric van den Hoogen ON TENNIS Final Junior Circuit tourney coming See TENNIS / Page B3 Associated Press Fuel in a jet dryer burns Monday after Juan Pablo Montoyas car skidded sideways and struck it during a caution period in the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach. ABOVE: Juan Pablo Montoya walks from his car after it collided with a track-drying truck. BELOW: Danica Patrick (10), Kurt Busch (51), David Ragan (34)and Jimmie Johnson crash during the Daytona 500. Delays rule the day and night at Daytona 500 Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. F irst came the rain. Then came the fire. Everything that could go wrong with this Daytona 500 did go wrong, and the first NASCAR race in primetime television will be remembered for everything but the eventual winner. Journeyman driver Dave Blaney was leading when a problem with Juan Pablo Montoyas car sent him spinning into a safety truck. The truck, which holds 200 gallons of jet kerosene, burst into flames. Montoyas car slid into the grass, and he gingerly climbed from it as fire trucks rushed to the scene. The inferno raged on, and NASCAR red-flagged the race with 40 laps remaining. NASCAR officials were examining the track surface to determine whether the race could continue. Jet fuel poured down the surface of Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway, creating a fiery lasting image of NASCARs biggest race of the year. It was par for the course for this See DAYTONA / Page B3
H ITTINGTHEL INKS O UTDOORS Y OUTH L EAGUE S PORTS Page B2 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012C OMING T OMORROW C OMING T HURSDAY C OMING F RIDAY A DULTL EAGUE C OMING S ATURDAY C ITRUS C OUNTY S R ECREATIONALG UIDETOC ITRUS C OUNTY S PEEDWAY Special to the ChronicleFor anyone who has visited the Citrus County Speedway over the past three years, the name Clint Foley is familiar to fans and foes alike. Foley has all but dominated the Modified Mini Stock division at the speedway, winning the past three points championships. Saturday night, Foley would start in an all too familiar position, the last row of the field. Brad Blanton (14) and Chris Snow (29) brought the field to the green flag. Their time at the front of the field was short-lived, as seventh-place starter Mark Powers (69) powered his way to the front of the pack. Behind him, fifth-place starter Rick Kuhn (47) and Foley (7) made their way through the field. Foley soon caught Powers, and the battle for the lead was on. Foley proved fast enough to make the winning pass and take his second feature win of 2012. Powers ran an uncontested second ahead of Rick Kuhn in third. Foley was also the heat race winner. Thirteen Street Stocks were led to the green by pole-sitter Joey Bifaro (112) and Dora Thorne (48). Caution was quickly waived for contact between Thorne and eighth-place starter James Peters (5). The cars were realigned and racing quickly resumed. Bifaro lead the field on the restart, with Craig Cuzzone (88) just behind. The red flag came out on lap 6 for a fire on Pat Dents (6) racer. The fire was quickly extinguished by the track safety crew, and Dent was uninjured. The short green flag run did shuffle the running order drastically, as ninth-place starter Curtis Flanagan (3) moved from fourth at lap 1, to the lead by the time red flag came out at lap 6. Flanagan led the field to green with Cuzzone and Bubba Martone (98) close behind. Lap 15 saw the next caution as Martone made contact with Cuzzone while racing for second place. Martone took blame for the incident, giving Cuzzone his spot back and putting himself to the rear of the field. Flanagan pulled away on the restart and took his third victory of 2012. Cuzzone came home second, followed by Kenny May in third. Flanagan and Peters were the heat race winners. Thirteen Pure Stocks rumbled to the green with Earl Frazier (4) on the pole position. Frazier is making his return to racing after several years off from competition. Outside pole-sitter James Johnson (45) got a great start, and moved to the lead quickly. Carl Peters (39) charged from his eighth starting position to challenge for and take the lead on lap 5. Behind him was the fatherand-son team of Nicholas (17) and Eugene Malverty (23) slicing their way through the rest of the field. Nicholas caught Johnson for second and made the pass, bringing father Eugene with him. A lap 12 caution for debris closed Nicholas right to Peters rear bumper for a restart. Peters proved to have the best car on this night, driving away to an uncontested win on the restart. Nicholas Malverty had to settle for second ahead of his father Eugene in third. Nicholas extended his points lead to five over his father with the finish. Peters and Happy Florian (65) were the heat race winners. Thirteen Street Stock Figure8 cars provided the fans with some high-speed intersection action to put them on the edge of their seats. David Ross (33) jumped out to an early lead at the green flag. Ross lead until lap 5, when contact entering turn 3 between Ross and Thomas Peet (85) brough out the caution. Both drivers were sent to the rear for the restart. This handed the lead to Ronnie Schrefiels (6) for the restart, which left the rest of the field with a very fast car up front. Second-place runner Neil Herne (13) gave everything he had to try to get past Schrefiels, but couldnt find the lane he needed to make the pass. Schrefiels went on to take the first feature win of the year in the division. Neil Herne came home second just ahead of brother Charles Herne (03) in third. The Hornet Division saw Daryl Veltman (55) get out to an early lead, but Mathew Street (151) soon put the pressure on. Both drivers battled hard for the top spot, both making contact and getting out of shape. Street finally made the winning pass on lap 12, and go on to take the victory over Veltman. The Hornet Division is a beginner class, but these two drivers have put on some great races over the first few weeks of the 2012 season. Clay Ranallo (6) brought one of the tracks rental cars home in the third position just ahead of Kane Dixon (15) in fourth. This Saturday night will see a full schedule of events with the Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman, Pure Stock, Mini Stock, Hornets, and DWARF cars all in action. With only two weeks left until the fair break, all the drivers are trying to get their machines tuned up for the mid-season run. Front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing takes the green at 5:30 sharp. Be sure to check out the Citrus County Speedways exclusive racing program, Need for Speed is available at the Grandstand and Pit gates before each night of racing, pick up your copy and get inside the action! Please visit the track website at www.citrus countyspeedway.com or call the Speedway office at 352-726-9339 for complete details. Familiar face back on top Foley tops Modified Minis, Flanagan takes Street Stocks Special to the Chronicle Curtis Flanagan (3) makes the winning pass on Craig Cuzzone (88) in the Street Stock feature. CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAYFeb. 25 race resultsMod. Mini Stocks No. Drivers Name Hometown 7 Clint Foley Dunnellon 69 Mark Powers Hernando 47 Richard Kuhn Ocala 14 Brad Blanton Tavares 07 Jody Robbins Plant City 09 Jessica Robbins Plant City 29 Chris Snow Inverness 24 Phil Edwards Crystal River Street Stocks No. Drivers Name Hometown 3 Curtis Flanagan Inverness 88 Craig Cuzzone Lakeland 10 Kenny May Spring Hill 5 James Peters Winter Garden 112 Joey Bifaro Inverness 73 David Kingsbury Brooksville 61 John Chance Inverness 48 Dora Thorne Floral City 98 Bubba Martone Floral City 12 John Hughes Hernando 42 Richie Smith Hernando 6 Pat Dent Lakeland 68 Austin Hughes Hernando Pure Stocks No. Drivers Name Hometown 39 Carl Peters Winter Garden 17 Nicholas Malverty Spring Hill 123 Eugene Malverty Spring Hill 45 James Johnson Brooksville 65 Happy Florian Lecanto 83 William Stansbury Inverness 20 Chris Ickes Brooksville 46 Duane Baker Homosassa 96 Dustin Dinkins Bushnell 4 Earl Frazier Inverness 09 Neil Herne Homosassa 44 Glen Colyer Homosassa 72 Karlin Ray Floral City Hornet Division No. Drivers Name Hometown 151 Mathew Street Lakeland 55 Daryl Veltman Crystal River 6 Clay Ranallo Floral City 15 Kane Dixion Inverness Figure-8s No. Drivers Name Hometown 6 Ronnie Schrefiels Inverness 13 Neil Herne Homosassa 03 Charles Herne Homosassa 83 William Stansbury Inverness 82 Jimmy Kruse Ocala 5 Pnut Higginbotham Brooksville 85 Thomas Peet Floral City 1 Larry Triana New Port Richey 33 Dave Ross Brooksville 09 Benny Harris Spring Hill 81 Gator Jones Inverness 10 Kenny May Spring Hill 47 Tom Keeley Floral City Lady Bears still unbeaten Associated PressWASHINGTON Playing at home for the last time, Jason Clark and Henry Sims combined for 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists on Senior Day, helping No. 11 Georgetown beat No. 20 Notre Dame 59-41 Monday night in a key game for Big East tournament seeding. Clark finished with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sims had 12 points and five assists. While they have led the way all season for Georgetown (22-6, 12-5) on a roster with 10 freshmen and sophomores, there was plenty of help from the youngsters, as usual. Greg Whittington contributed 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting, and another freshman, Otto Porter, had 10 rebounds. No. 1 Baylor 69, No. 17 Texas A&M 62COLLEGE STATION, Texas Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims scored 25 points each and top-ranked Baylor used a late run to hold off No. 17 Texas A&M for a 69-62 win on Monday night. Baylor (30-0, 17-0 Big 12) led by one point before going on a 6-0 run that was aided unintentionally by an official. Griner made a jump shot before Kimetria Hayden knocked the ball out of Alexia Standishs hands. With the ball almost sure to go out of bounds, it bounced off an official and remained on the court, setting up a layup by Sims before Hayden added a basket to make it 67-60 with 1:39 remaining. The Lady Bears have matched the 2009-2010 Nebraska team for the best start in conference history and have their second straight 30-win season. Tyra Whites 14 points led A&M (20-8, 11-6). No. 20 Irish fall to No. 11 Bulldogs Rangers blank Devils Associated PressNEW YORK Carl Hagelin scored late in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goal stand up as the New York Rangers snapped the New Jersey Devils seven-game road winning streak with a 2-0 victory on Monday night. After a relatively quiet NHL trade deadline day for both teams, the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers stretched their advantage to nine points over Boston and Pittsburgh. Hagelin gave the Rangers a 1-0 edge with 3:01 left in the first period. Ryan Callahan added an empty-netter with 1:06 left, his career-best 25th goal with an assist from Hagelin to make it 2-0. Lundqvist, who entered with the leagues lowest goals-against average in February, dropped it even further by making 13 saves for his NHL-best eighth shutout of the season and the 43rd of his career. Lundqvist made a lunging glove snare with 2:26 left to rob Ilya Kovalchuk and secure his 30th win of the season. Predators 2, Kings 1Predators 2, Kings 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Roman Josi and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville. Dustin Brown had the lone goal for Los Angeles. The sliding Kings have lost five of six. They had defeated Nashville in their last three trips to Music City. Rinnes 35 wins this season are a career high and lead the NHL. The Predators have won 17 of their last 21 home games and are 10-0-2 in their last 12. Josi scored the games first goal with 1:33 left in the opening period. Hornqvist doubled the Nashville lead early in second, capping a wild series of events. Newly acquired Kings forward Jeff Carters shot from the left circle rang off Rinnes right goal post. Nashville took the puck up ice, and David Legwands shot from the left side caromed off of the backboards and onto the stick of Hornqvist just off the right post. He had an easy tap-in for his 18th goal of the season. Hornqvist played his second game after missing five with an upper-body injury. Legwand had two assists in the game. Oilers 5, Jets 3 WINNIPEG, Manitoba Lennart Petrell and Taylor Hall both had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers scored four times in the third period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday night. Petrell assisted on Halls winner midway through the third period as Edmonton earned its third win in four games. Ryan Whitney, Ryan Jones and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers. Kyle Wellwood and Alex Burmistrov each scored in the second period for Winnipeg), while Nik Antropov added a goal with 1:10 left in the game. Associated Press New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto reacts, seeing the puck behind Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who, along with New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, appear unaware of the pucks whereabouts in the first period Monday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The price was high, Howson said. And I dont apologize for that. Nashs non-trade was emblematic of a relative tranquil deadline day. There were 16 deals, but nothing that came close to altering the fabric of the NHL universe. The fact that the postseason remains within reach for so many teams all but five were within six points of a playoff spot when the 3 p.m. deadline passed created a onesided market. The theme of this years deadline was that everybody wanted to add, and there was no one selling, said Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee, who stood pat even though his team is underperforming and in need of a center because of Nicklas Backstroms concussion. The Predators spent the future for the present with their moves, sending a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 fourth-rounder to the Buffalo Sabres for Gaustad. Kostitsyn, who will be reunited him with his brother Sergei in Nashville, came from Montreal for a secondround and conditional fifthround pick in 2013. Everybody pays their prices at different times, Poile said. Most clubs pay big money at July 1st. We havent been too notorious in doing that. I feel real good about paying a little bit more if thats the case on Feb. 27 when you have 20 games left in the season to challenge for the playoffs and to challenge for the Stanley Cup. While Nash stays in Columbus, the Blue Jackets did make one move, sending Pahlsson to the Canucks for minor-league defenseman Taylor Ellington and two 2012 fourth-round draft picks. The Canucks also shipped rookie center Cody Hodgson to Buffalo for Kassian in an exchange of former firstround draft choices. Rarely used defenseman Alexander Sulzer also went to the Sabres for Gragnani as part of the deal. Vancouvers third trade sent defenseman Sebastien Erixon to the Anaheim Ducks for Gordon. In other moves Monday: The defending Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins acquired forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders for two prospects, center Yannick Riendeau and defenseman Marc Cantin, both of whom will be assigned by the Islanders to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. Boston also sent defenseman Steve Kampfer to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Greg Zanon. To make space on the roster for the new acquisitions, the Bruins assigned Andrew Bodnarchuk, Carter Camper, and Max Sauve to Providence of the AHL. The San Jose Sharks received left wing T.J. Galiardi, left wing Daniel Winnik and a 2013 seventhround pick from the Colorado Avalanche for left wing Jamie McGinn, center Mike Sgarbossa and left wing Mike Connolly. The Ducks, in addition to the Gordon-Erixon trade, acquired right wing Dale Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs for defensman Mark Fraser. The Tampa Bay Lightning traded defenseman Matt Gilroy to the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Brian Lee and sent right wing Carter Ashton to the Maple Leafs for defenseman Keith Aulie. The Lightning also got defenseman Mike Commodore from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2013. The Edmonton Oilers sent defenseman Tom Gilbert to the Wild for defenseman Nick Schultz. Schultz, the longest-tenured athlete among Minnesotas four major professional teams, took the news hard, his eyes wet with tears when he spoke to reporters. Basically all I know is being here, playing here and being part of this team, he said. The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets for picks in the second and third rounds of the 2013 draft. Chicago also shipped defenseman John Scott to the New York Rangers for a 2012 fifthround pick. S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Michigan State at Indiana. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Kansas State at Texas A&M. 9 p.m. (ESPN) Florida at Vanderbilt. HOCKEY 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs. 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild. 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning. 10:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks. Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR Mondays college basketball scoresEAST Georgetown 59, Notre Dame 41 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 74, Hampton 64 Coppin St. 64, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 MVSU 78, Jackson St. 69 Morgan St. 73, Delaware St. 72 NC Central 71, SC State 57 Norfolk St. 79, Florida A&M 70 Savannah St. 62, NC A&T 50 MIDWEST North Dakota 86, Texas-Pan American 60 FAR WEST Gonzaga 93, Longwood 59 TOURNAMENT Big South Conference First Round High Point 68, Gardner-Webb 58 VMI 55, Radford 53 KIAC Tournament Semifinals Brescia 71, Asbury 65 Indiana-Southeast 98, Cincinnati Christian 63NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers614015686169124 Pittsburgh623621577198163 Philadelphia613420775203187 New Jersey623523474172170 N.Y. Islanders622628860146184 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston603720377200139 Ottawa643323874198192 Toronto622926765184190 Buffalo622727862154180 Montreal6324291058163175 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida6129201270153169 Winnipeg653027868166186 Washington623126567169176 Tampa Bay622828662174212 Carolina6223261359162187 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Detroit634119385197149 St. Louis623817783158125 Nashville633719781178161 Chicago643324773193189 Columbus621837743144207 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver634016787203154 Colorado633227468164172 Calgary6228231167150170 Minnesota622825965139163 Edmonton622531656167184 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix623221973164155 San Jose613222771177159 Dallas633326470165171 Los Angeles6328231268134137 Anaheim6227251064160174 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2 Dallas 3, Vancouver 2, OT Ottawa 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Florida 4, Montreal 2 Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 Anaheim 3, Chicago 1 Mondays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, New Jersey 0 Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1 Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 3 Anaheim at Colorado, late St. Louis at Calgary, late Tuesdays Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 10 p.m. BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with RHP Vin Mazzaro on a one-year contract and C Salvador Perez on a five year contract. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with 3B Eric Chavez on a one-year contract. Placed RHP David Aardsma on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with OF Engel Beltre, OF Julio Borbon, RHP Jacob Brigham, LHP Miguel De Los Santos, RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Mark Hamburger, LHP Derek Holland, LHP Michael Kirkman, RHP Roman Mendez, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Alexi Ogando and LHP Martin Perez on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with LHP Sean Marshall on a four-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETSSigned F Gerald Green to a 10-day contract. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSSigned C Joel Przybilla. Waived G Armon Johnson. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 0 9 CASH 3 (late) 9 7 1 PLAY 4 (early) 5 5 4 7 PLAY 4 (late) 8 5 1 7 FANTASY 5 1 6 8 19 34 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 B3 0 0 0 A G 9 4 000AIIG 0 0 0 A G B 5 TODAYS PREP SPORTS BASEBALL 4 p.m. Ocala Christian Academy at Seven Rivers 6 p.m. Santa Fe at Crystal River 6:30 p.m. Hernando at Lecanto SOFTBALL 7 p.m. Lake Weir at Lecanto 7 p.m. Citrus at Hernando 7 p.m. Crystal River at Mount Dora Bible BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Crystal River at Lecanto GIRLS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Crystal River at Lecanto 4:30 p.m. Forest at Citrus TRACK AND FIELD TBA Crystal River, Citrus in CR tri-meet firstname.lastname@example.org. Citrus County Tuesday Womens Tennis Leagues Tuesday Team Tennis No results reported for Feb. 21. This league is geared towards players rated 3.0-3.5. This league is for ladies only. If you are interested in playing or want to captain a team, please call Candace Charles (chairperson) at 352-563-5859, or Candacecharles@tampabay.rr.c om. Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0/3.5 Tuesday League No results reported for Feb. 21. For information, please contact new chairperson Luanne Miller at email@example.com or 7947247. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles League Results for Feb. 23: Skyview def. Bicentennial Bratz, 6-4; Bicentennial Babes vs Sugarmill Woods, rained out; Skyview Advantage def. Pine Ridge Mavericks, 6-5; Pine Ridge Fillies vs Skyview Aces, rained out. Rained-out matches will be made up March 1. For information, please contact chairperson Carol Keatts at (352)382-5280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ladies on the Court Matches for Feb. 23 were rained out. Ladies on The Court play at the Le Grone Park courts in Crystal River on Thursdays at 8:30 am. Bring a new can of balls and 50 cents, sign up ahead and play 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets. For more information, please contact Barbara Shook at email@example.com or 795-0872. The Friday Senior Ladies Doubles 3.0 3.5 League Results for Feb. 24: Sugarmill Shooting Stars def. Meadowcrest Aces, 4-0; Pine Ridge Mustangs def. Bicentennial Flyers, 4-0; Riverhaven Eagles def. Citrus Hills Hot Shots, 4-0. For information, contact chairperson Joyce Shiver at 795-1086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. USTA Leagues: 3.5 Senior Women: Sugarmill Woods def. The Villages, 2-1. Record, 2-3. Carla Chitwood/Jane Wilson won, 6-4, 7-6; Kay Danner/Dyane Koskela won, 7-6, 6-4; Micki Brown/Nancy Maschman lost, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0. Skyview def. Fort King, 21. Record 6-0. Anne Finnin/Nelva Polich lost, 4-6, 7-6, 1-0; Jacqueline Bennett/Marti Little won, 75, 6-3; Ruth Branson/April Manley won, 6-4, 6-2. Bicentennial Park def. SCCC, 2-1. Record 3-3. Gail Sansom/Linda Aronhalt lost, 6-3, 6-2; Margie McLellan/Lynne Finman won, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0; Myrt Thomas/Linda Martin won, 6-1, 6-3. 4.0 Senior Women: Skyview (Hoinski) def. The Villages, 2-1. Record 3-1. Irma Buttermore/Gail Cooper lost, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0; Nancy Fetzer/Laura Flanagan won, 6-0, 6-2; Carol Hoinski/Nadia Maric won, 6-2, 6-2. 7.0 Mixed Adult: No matches were played. 3.5 Super Senior Women: Skyview def. Bicentennial Park, 2-1. Record 1-3. Karen Lehmann/Sueann Doherty lost, 6-0, 6-4; Nelva Polich/Ann Sulinski won, 16, 6-1, 1-0; Karen Hejl/Maxine Pace won, 6-3, 1-6, 1-0. Bicentennial Park record 3-1. 4.0 Super Senior Women: No matches were played. This is the part of the year where the singles players get a chance to compete in the USTA. In this case we are talking about the adult league, for players 18 and up. You turn 18 anytime in 2012, you can play in this league right now. The season will run from March 30 through June 17. Levels of play 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0. Team commitment deadline March 1, player registration deadline March 15. All teams except 2.5 and 5.0 have at least 8 players; the others have a five-player minimum. The 2.5 and 5.0 teams play 1 singles and 2 doubles matches, all others 2 singles and 3 doubles. Each team needs to have at least 75 percent of their roster at team level. Matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information in our District 4 (south) call or email Leigh Chak at 352572-7157 or email@example.com or ustaflorida.com. For information about the Hernando leagues, please contact Lou Giglio at 727207-4760 or Lou@topseed tennispro.com Tournaments: March 3 and 4: Sixth Junior Circuit Tournament at Sugarmill Woods. April 28 and 29: The Tournament of Champions Event will be held at Sugarmill Woods/Oak Village Tennis Complex. Players that have pre-paid for all seven tournaments or have accumulated a minimum of 12 points will qualify for the TOC. May 5 and 6: Mixed Doubles in Delta Woods Park, Spring Hill. TRADES Continued from Page B1 TENNIS Continued from Page B1 Daytona 500, which was postponed for the first time in NASCARs 54-year history because of steady rain Sunday at the track. NASCAR planned to restart the race at noon Monday, but persistent rain forced officials to make an early decision to hold off until 7 p.m. Fox stayed with its plans to broadcast the 500, making it the first ever NASCAR race shown in primetime and an opportunity to feature the elite Sprint Cup Series. Carl Edwards, who fell just short of winning the title last season, started from the pole with champion Tony Stewart, seeking to snap an 0-for-13 losing streak in the Daytona 500, right behind him. Danica Patrick, making the full-time move to NASCAR from IndyCar, was making her Daytona 500 debut. Those storylines were quickly forgotten in this 55th running of NASCARs version of the Super Bowl. It took several minutes for safety workers to put out the fire, and then came the task of removing the truck from the track and cleaning up all that spilled fuel. Towing the truck from the steep banking presented a challenge, as NASCAR was nervous any movement woulddig into the track surface. The drivers were allowed to exit their cars after about 10 minutes under the red flag. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had been complaining he had to go to the bathroom, and Brad Keselowski was posting to Twitter from inside his car. The racing was aggressive at the drop of the green flag, and the first accident occurred on just the second lap, when Elliott Sadler ran into the back of Jimmie Johnson as they drafted around the track. The contact sent Johnson into the wall, and as the fivetime NASCAR champion slid back down across the track, he was hit hard in the door by David Ragan. The accident collected six cars total, including defending Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne and Patrick. The race settled down after that, and the push for the $200,000 leader bonus at the halfway mark didnt spark too much excitement. Twotime NASCAR champion Terry Labonte had been running second and presumably in position to make a move for the cash, but he was spun by Marcos Ambrose. After a brief caution, the leaders had a 10-lap sprint to the halfway point, and Martin Truex Jr. used a big push from Denny Hamlin to slide by Greg Biffle on the deciding lap. Although he was told over his team radio to go get the other half, history didnt bode well for Truex: the last leader at the halfway point to win the Daytona 500 was Davey Allison in 1992. DAYTONAContinued from Page B1
Jolies leg spawns Twitter accountNEW YORK Angelina Jolies leg has spawned its own Twitter account, and its an instant hit. The Twitter feed dubbed Angies Right Leg has more than 12,000 followers by midday Monday. Most of what Jolies leg has to say is fairly simpleminded. Sample tweets include Im a leg! and Look at the leg! At the Oscars, Jolies glamorous black dress featured a split by her right leg. She appeared to accentuate it while presenting the award for best adapted screenplay.Actress arrested at post-Oscars party LOS ANGELES Actress Sean Young was arrested after a scuffle with a security guard at the official post-Oscars party, police said Monday. Young, 52, was placed under citizens arrest at the Governors Ball at 9:25 p.m. Sunday after the dispute, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. She was trying to get into the party and couldnt get in, he said. Young, who has starred in Blade Runner and Stripes, was booked at the Hollywood police station for investigation of misdemeanor battery. She posted $20,000 bail and was released early Monday. The actress, wearing a ball gown, was taken into custody quickly, said Tom Januszewski an Associated Press business executive who witnessed the incident. He said he saw a guard subdue Young by placing his forearm on her neck and head while other guards placed her in handcuffs and led her away.Preliminary ratings up for Oscars NEW YORK Ratings for the Academy Awards are up 4 percent over last year in a preliminary Nielsen measurement. The ratings company said Monday that the Oscars had a 25.5 rating and 38 share in its overnight count of the nations 56 largest media markets. Each rating point represents 1 percent of the nations estimated 114.7 million TV homes. Associated PressD espite torrents of debate among African-Americans over the merits of the segregation-era movie The Help, most still hoped that Viola Davis, who plays a maid, would become just the second black winner of the best actress Oscar. And so there was widespread disappointment when Davis lost the Academy Award to Meryl Streep on Sunday night. Still, ambivalence tinged the reaction: Besides regret that the ranks of black Oscar winners remained small, many felt relief that a role viewed as stereotypical was not honored. Oohhhhhhhnnnnnnooooooooooooooo, wailed Robinne Lee on Twitter. Lee, a black actress who has appeared in films such as Seven Pounds and Hotel for Dogs, said in an interview that Streep embodies excellence and deserved to win. But Viola had so much hype this year, and there was so much excitement, and it conjured up so much controversy in the black community about this role, so (the loss) was disappointing. Yet Lee felt a mix of emotions, since she is eager to see more diverse movie casts in a wider variety of roles. Adding to the conundrum was the best supporting actress victory of Octavia Spencer, who played another maid in The Help. Prior to Sunday, only 13 black actors had won Hollywoods highest honor in the Oscars 84-year history. Only Halle Berry had been chosen best actress, for playing a wounded soul who finds solace in the arms of a white man in Monsters Ball. With Spencers award, maid roles are responsible for two of the six Oscars won by black actresses. The debate over The Help made Hollywoods racial issues a recurring theme of Oscar night. During a skit about what actors were thinking, host Billy Crystal imagined this for Davis: I want to thank my writer and director for creating the role of a strong black woman that wasnt played by Tyler Perry. Presenting an animation award, Chris Rock said the voice genre allowed fat women to play skinny or a wimp to play a gladiator. And if youre a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra. You cant play white, oh my God! Rocks observation resonated with Monika Brooks, a diversity consultant and self-described movie dork. The problem is not that Davis played a maid, she said. The problem is theres not more black people in really good roles. Of the 5,765 people who vote on the Oscars, nearly 94 percent are white and 77 percent are male, according to a new Los Angeles Times study. The median voter age is 62. Thats why Brooks was not surprised by The Help being made or crestfallen when Davis didnt win: Whoever writes the checks writes the rules. As the Oscars approached, The Help was lambasted in some quarters of the black community. Many perceived it as another instance of black characters being saved by whites, or of serving only as vehicles to improve and enlighten white lives. Watching The Help was torture for Tour, the cultural commentator who uses just one name. But as a black man, he was disappointed that Davis lost. I hated the film but respect Violas immense talent, he said in an interview. I wanted her to get recognition for her talent and to get the power that comes with winning. Oakland activist and journalist Davey D said it seemed like a contradiction for critics to slam the film but support Davis and Spencer. The fear was Viola winning or The Help winning wouldve validated keeping alive an image that many black folks found stereotypical, inaccurate and overall problematic, he said in an interview. A win was seen as a setback. During Oscar season, Davis consistently advocated for a wider range of black roles. Ive played a lot of drug addicts, she said in an interview with Terry Gross of NPR. And she told Tavis Smiley that black people who are ambivalent about The Help have a mindset that is absolutely destroying the black artist, because it forces black actors to water down their performances to avoid character flaws that might offend oversensitive black audiences. The black artist cannot live in the place in a revisionist place, Davis told Smiley. The black artist can only tell the truth about humanity, and humanity is messy. Birthday In the year ahead, there are strong indications you will be entering an extremely creative period. During this cycle theres an excellent chance that you could develop a useful product for which there will be a boffo market. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Be extremely careful not to let pessimistic thinking dominate your optimistic viewpoint. If you do, youll allow defeat to carry the day, when you could instead easily triumph. Aries (March 21-April 19) Companions might have a difficult time getting a handle on your mood. In some instances youll be extremely kind, while in other cases the Scrooge in you might come to the fore. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Be careful what you say and to whom. Someone might quote your comments out of context and end up hurting both of you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If youre not careful, there is a good chance that youll be intimidated by your own imagination. Of course, this can be avoided if you dont misuse your fertile mind. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Sensing a friends fragile mood, the timing might not be exactly right to remind him or her about an overdue financial obligation. Youve waited this long, tarry a bit longer if you can. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) When seeking advice concerning a troublesome situation, dont settle for just one persons opinion. Numerous points of view might provide you with a great, collective answer. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The ideas or suggestions of someone in the family might be superior to your thoughts on handling a delicate situation. Dont allow your ego to block your eardrums. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If youre smart, you wont waste a lot of time looking for easy outs. The road youre on might be difficult, but you can overcome any obstacles and will even take pride in doing so. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) An arrangement that youre involved in might be of dubious value, so dont rely upon another person too heavily. Even if the road is bumpy, you will be better off overcoming all the obstacles yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) When it comes to serving your own self-interest, youre likely to be extremely productive, but if you are required to help out another, your faculties could suddenly shut down. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Think twice before investing in a situation about which you know little to nothing. You could end up buying into a pie-in-the-sky scheme, all because you were enticed by a delicious description. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) If there isnt something in it for you, youre apt to be reluctant to extend yourself in any way. However, if there are personal gains to be made, itll be another story. From wire reports Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Fantasy 5: 1 9 13 14 19 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5317$555 3-of-59,809$13.50 SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Powerball: 6 11 42 53 54 Powerball: 7 5-of-5 PB1 winner No Florida winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winner Lotto: 1 2 6 14 19 31 6-of-6No winner 5-of-654$3,339.50 Fantasy 5: 2 15 25 31 34 5-of-53 winners$98,478.42 Today is Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2012. There are 307 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 28, 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth came under attack by Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both were sunk shortly after midnight. (The Houston lost 693 men while the Perth lost 353.) On this date: In 1861, the Territory of Colorado was organized. In 1911, President William Howard Taft nominated William H. Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney General of the United States. In 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique, which called for normalizing relations between their countries, at the conclusion of Nixons historic visit to China. In 1975, more than 40 people were killed in Londons Underground when a subway train smashed into the end of a tunnel. In 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm. (The killing remains unsolved.) In 1993, a gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began. Ten years ago: Hindus in western India retaliated for a train attack that claimed some 60 lives by setting fire to Muslims homes, then keeping firefighters away for hours. Five years ago: A federal judge in Miami ruled that suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla was competent to stand trial on terrorism support charges, rejecting arguments that he was severely damaged by 3 1/2 years of interrogation and isolation in a military brig. One year ago: The United States and European allies intensified efforts to isolate Libyas Moammar Gadhafi, redoubling demands for him to step down, questioning his mental state and warning that those who stayed loyal to him risked losing their wealth and facing prosecution for human rights abuses. Thought for Today: If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007). 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 Page B4 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press Sean Young Associated PressLONDON Rupert Murdochs top-selling U.K. tabloid, The Sun had a culture of making illegal payments to corrupt public officials in return for stories, a senior police officer said Monday, as Murdoch announced that the papers first-ever Sunday edition had sold more than 3 million copies. Sue Akers, a Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner, told Britains media ethics inquiry that the newspaper openly referred to paying its sources and that such payments had been authorized at a senior level. Her comments came the day Murdochs company paid former teen singing sensation Charlotte Church $951,000 in a phone-hacking settlement for violating her and her familys privacy. Akers said Sun journalists had paid not only police officers but also military, health and other government officials. One official received a total of $126,000 over several years, Akers said, and one journalist had been given more than $237,000 in cash to pay his sources. She said payments went far beyond acceptable practices such as buying sources a meal or a drink. Akers said a network of corrupted officials had provided The Sun with stories that were mostly salacious gossip. Akers did not indicate when or if the payments had ended, but Murdoch insisted that practices at The Sun have now changed. As Ive made very clear, we have vowed to do everything we can to get to the bottom of prior wrongdoings in order to set us on the right path for the future, he said in an emailed statement. That process is well under way. The practices Sue Akers described at the Leveson inquiry are ones of the past, and no longer exist at The Sun Akers made her accusations a day after Murdoch launched The Sun on Sunday a replacement for his shuttered, scandal-tainted News of the World. He said the inaugural edition had sold 3.25 million copies more than the News of the World averaged before it was closed. Police are currently conducting three parallel investigations spawned by the hacking scandal, which grew out of revelations that journalists at the News of the Worldroutinely intercepted voice mails of those in the public eye in a relentless search for scoops. UK police: Culture of illegal payments at The Sun Associated Press Octavia Spencer, right, and Viola Davis are pictured in a scene from The Help. For blacks, mix of Help emotions on Oscar night
Colonoscopy works Study: Routine test cuts colon cancer death risk A LICIA C HANG AP Science WriterLOS ANGELES Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time, a major study offers clear evidence that it does. Removing precancerous growths spotted during the test can cut the risk of dying from colon cancer in half, the study suggests. Doctors have long assumed a benefit, but research hasnt shown before that removing polyps would improve survival the key measure of any cancer screenings worth. Some people skip the test because of the unpleasant steps need to get ready for it. Sure, its a pain in the neck. People complain to me all the time, Its horrible. Its terrible, said Dr. Sidney Winawer, a gastroenterologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York who helped lead the study. But look at the alternative. A second study in Europe found colonoscopies did a better job of finding polyps than another common screening tool tests that look for blood in stool. Both studies were published in Thursdays New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the fourth worldwide. More than 143,000 new cases of cancers of the colon or rectum are expected in the U.S. this year and nearly 52,000 people will die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. Deaths from colorectal cancer have been declining for more than two decades, mostly because of screening including colonoscopies and other tests, the organization says. People of average risk of colon cancer ages 50 to 75 should get screened, but only about half in the U.S. do. A government-appointed panel of experts recommends one of three methods: annual stool blood tests; a sigmoidoscopy (scope exam of the lower bowel) every five years, plus stool tests every three years; or a colonoscopy once a decade. In a colonoscopy, a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera is guided through the large intestine. Growths can be snipped off and checked for cancer. Patients are sedated, but many dread the test because it requires patients to eat a modified diet and drink solutions the day before to clear out the bowel. It usually costs more than $1,000, compared with a $20 stool test. Researchers at Sloan-Kettering previously showed that removing polyps during colonoscopy can prevent colon cancer from developing, but it was not clear whether it saved lives. The new study followed 2,602 patients who had precancerous growths removed during colonoscopies for an average of 15 years. Their risk of dying from colon cancer was 53 percent lower than what would be expected among a similar group in the general population 12 patients followed in the study died, versus 25 estimated deaths in the general population. The study was not a randomized trial thats the gold standard in medical research. But Robert Smith, director of screening at the American Cancer Society, said its the first direct evidence that removing polyps can reduce the risk of colon cancer death. Theres no question that these are findings that we can take to the bank, said Smith, who had no role in the research. The National Cancer Institute and several cancer organizations paid for the study. Government and private cancer groups also funded the second study in the journal, led by researchers in Spain. About 53,000 participants were given a colonoscopy or a stool blood test. Both tests found similar numbers of colon cancer cases about 30 in each group. However, colonoscopies found advanced growths in twice as many people 514 versus 231 of those given the stool test. Colonoscopy also found 10 times more people with less serious growths than the stool test did. Neither test proved very appealing only a quarter of patients offered a colonoscopy had one. Similarly, only a third agreed to the offered stool test. The Spanish study is continuing and similar research in the U.S. and Norway that began recently is looking at the long-term impacts of colonoscopy.Follow Alicia Changs coverage at http://www.twitter.com/SciWriAlicia.H EALTH & L IFE D uring the past 20 years, we have made significant strides in the cure rates associated with many different cancers. This is a reflection of better treatments and earlier detection of cancers, highlighting the importance of screening. While most, if not all, of us are aware of the importance of screening, the percentage of people screened for cancer in the U.S. remains below our national target goals for 2020, with rates lower among Asian and Hispanic Americans than other groups. This is according to a Dr. C. Joseph Bennett AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Rates low for US cancer screening See BENNETT / Page C4 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Secret of cancer lies in genes L ung cancer is the most lethal cancer in the United States. It kills more patients every year than colon, prostate and breast cancer combined. Obviously, we need to save more lives. In lung cancer, if a patient is diagnosed early, we can cure it by surgery. Unfortunately, even if we operate and take out lung cancer in the early stage, it recurs in almost half the cases. These patients are not curable in most cases. This happens because See GANDHI / Page C4 F requently, patients come to my office with complaints of ear pain and facial pain that turns out not to be related to an ear, nose and throat problem, but instead related to the patients teeth. Bruxism is derived from a Greek word and it means habitual grinding or clenching of the teeth. This is something that is more commonly seen in children, but can also be seen in adults. Physicians like myself are often consulted for problems and possible damage that can occur to the teeth, muscles and the jaw joint. Let me take a moment to clarify a couple of things. Tooth grinding is a forceful and rhythmic movement of the teeth so that the teeth surfaces are in contact and movement back and forth can cause pain as well as damage to the teeth. There is a second problem called clenching which is characterized by a prolonged period of forceful contact of the teeth without any movement. They both result in problems. Bruxism is something that is performed basically at a subconscious level and in most instances is unrecognized by the patient. Sometimes it is picked up by a bed partner or a doting parent who is watching their child sleep at night or in some instances, as it occurs in my office, I will see certain physical findings that will lead me to the diagnosis. In children, there is no difference in frequency between males and females and also we Bruxism: Grinding teeth I n the past, the diagnosis of kidney cancer or tumor meant the surgical removal of the entire kidney or radical nephrectomy. This approach has changed in the past two decades. Kidney sparing approach has become the standard of treatment for most tumors that are less than 4 cm in size. Since the pioneering work of the late Dr. Andrew Novick (under who I was privileged to train), at the Cleveland Clinic, the performance of partial kidney removal by temporarily clamping its blood supply has become an accepted and safe treatment for small to moderate sized tumors. The obvious advantage of removing only part of the kidney is the preservation of kidney function, thereby reducing the risk of kidney failure and the need for dialysis in the long term. These kidney-sparing approaches also appear to confer a survival benefit to the patients. Though Dr. Novick popularized his technique many years ago and several studies have clearly demonstrated the equivalence of the procedure to complete removal of the kidney in cancer control, there is wide disparity in the use of such kidney-sparing procedures Advanced surgery for kidney cancer See KUMAR / Page C4 See GRILLO / Page C5 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Dr. Frank Vascimini / Page C5 Richard Hoffmann / Page C3 Dr. Udaya Kumar UROLOGY TODAY 000AKMN Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Failed Laser Spine Surgery Spinal Stenosis Herniated Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Scoliosis Spinal Fractures due to Trauma or OsteoporosisBoard 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 Free1-855-Gulfcoast (1-855-485-3262) www.gulfcoastspine.net James J. Ronzo, D.O. Frank S. Bono, D.O. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Colon cancer deaths Deaths from colon cancer have dropped possibly because polyps found during screening are removed before they can develop into cancer. AP Colon cancer death rate, per 100,000 people 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1960 30.3 16.4 SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ON THE NET Guidelines: www.uspreventive servicestaskforce.org/ uspstf/uspscolo.htm Image courtesy of Kirk P. at CancerHQ.org The dark blue ribbon signifies colon cancer awareness.
Bereaved Parents of the USA 2012 National Gathering June 29 to July 1 at Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel. The Bereaved Parents, of the USA provides support groups, selfhelp, resources and education to families who are going through the grief process after losing a child of any age. The National Gathering is like a convention, where there are speakers and workshops that pertain to grieving the loss of a child and how to survive the grief. We are currently looking for workshop presenters to participate in this years National Gathering, here in Tampa. Complete an online workshop application to submit your workshop information if interested in facilitating one this year. We are still in need of monetary donations, as well as donated items for table favors, goodie bags, butterfly boutique, silent auction and raffles. A discounted sevenmeal plan is $125 to April 30, then $145. Visit the National BP/USA website at www.bereaved parentsusa.org or call 813661-0680 or 813-495-7539. 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 and closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Citrus County Detention Facility, 2604 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Homosassa Lions Club, 3705 S. Indiana Terrace. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Citrus Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 2, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Floral City Strawberry Festival, Floral City Community Building. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Floral City Strawberry Festival, Floral City Community Building. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, Citrus County Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Subway, 2639 E. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Inverness. 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. Upcoming seminars at the SHARE Club at CMHS. Call 352-560-6266 to register. HBO: Alzheimers Project Momentum in Science noon to 2 p.m. Feb.29. This program details the current explosion of knowledge within the scientific and medical communities, from imaging the earliest signs of Alzheimers, to understanding the roles that genetics plays, to the tremendous progress being made in the effort to develop drugs to treat or even prevent the disease.Presenting this program is Jerry Fisher, MSW, of the Gulf Coast Alzheimers Association. Diabetic Cooking Classes noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 29. Time to get your Plate in SHAPE This class will focus on making healthier, diabetic friendly versions of classic recipes without losing the taste. Free blood pressure and glucose checks will be available at 11:30 a.m. before the program begins. Space is limited and reservations are required. Free six-week tobacco dependence program by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 28 at the Allen Ridge CMHS campus on County Road 491 in Lecanto, 522 N. Lecanto Highway. Participants are eligible to receive up to four weeks of free products including gum, patches and lozenges.To register, call 813-929-1000 and speak to Tobacco Cessation specialist Veronique Polo.For information on other support programs provided by RBOI, call Wendy Hall, LCSW medical social worker, at 352-527-0106. SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club events during March. The hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. Visit OakHillHospital.com. 9 a.m. to noon March 5 AARP driving classes. 10 a.m. March 6 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 7 Friendly Four Band. 9 a.m. to noon March 12 AARP driving classes. 10 a.m. March 13 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 14 Friendly Four Band. 10 a.m. March 16 Blarney Party. 10 a.m. March 20 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 21 Friendly Four Band. 12:30 p.m. March 21 Meet & Eat. 10 a.m. March 27 blood pressure test. 10 a.m. to noon March 27 hearing screening and ear wax removal. 10:30 a.m. March 28 Friendly Four Band. Catholic Charities DOSP has openings in its respite program that meets from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills. The program is for people with early stage Alzheimers disease and other memory loss illnesses including stroke, Parkinsons disease or senile dementia. It offers caregivers short-term, dependable relief from day-to-day responsibilities, while providing loved ones the opportunity to participate in planned activities and loving relationships. For more information or to make an appointment to observe the program, call Clara Makoid at 352-422-7731. OCALA Avante at Ocala 2021 S.W. First Ave., a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is seeking friendly people to interact with the people who live here. If interested in helping with any of the following, contact Patty Hughes, activity director at 352-732-0072. Bringing your pet to visit. Helping with bingo. Helping residents play board games in the evening. Assisting/teaching the residents to use the internet or Wii games. Filing/painting ladies nails. Providing pastoral visits or spiritual support. Visiting individuals who have little support. 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. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: SevenRiversRegional.com. Call 352795-1234 to register. Pre-Surgery Ortho Camp Patients scheduled for knee or hip replacement surgery learn preand post-surgery exercises, how to use a walker, knee and hip precautions and adaptive equipment that may be needed for activities of daily living. Offered the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at SRRMC. 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. Join the free LifeSharers program to donate your organs. Everyone is welcome to join LifeSharers. There is neither age requirement nor limit and parents can enroll their minor children as well. Pre-existing medical conditions do not exclude you from becoming a member. Even if you are already a registered organ donor, you can improve your chances of getting an organ if you ever need one by joining. Visit the website to join online at www.lifesharers.org.C2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE 0 0 0 A L 2 X 000AL2X An exclusive 24 bedroom key west style home for seniors with various stages of dementia will provide a new standard of living. Reservations are now being accepted so call today for a personalized tour! 352-563-0235 sgwseniors.com A New, Innovative Assisted Living is opening in February in Crystal River! BRING THIS AD AND RESERVE A SUITE TO RECEIVE OUR GRAND OPENING RATE. 0 0 0 A F 0 N Citrus Memorial honors 2011 Volunteer of the Year Dot Welsh deserving of special recognition Special to the ChronicleDorothy Dot Welsch was recently named the 2011 Volunteer of the Year for Citrus Memorial Health System. Dots passion for helping others and her dedication to Citrus Memorial made her the ideal candidate for this award, said Lynnette Sosa, Citrus Memorial Volunteer Supervisor. Dot has served the hospital for more than 16 years and has given over 9,000 hours of service. She has demonstrated time and again the true spirit of philanthropy. Citrus Memorial staff and volunteers are responsible for nominating the Volunteer of the Year. In order to be nominated, an individual must meet the following criteria: Active membership in the Citrus Memorial Health System Volunteer Auxiliary. Demonstrates remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of hospital patients, staff and other customers of the hospital. Performs extraordinary acts of kindness, thereby contributing to the customer service image of the hospital. Has a positive effect on others. Willingly performs duties, as requested or identified. Day-to-day performance is dependable, consistent and people-oriented. Dot is always volunteering for special projects, added Auxiliary President Jack Condron. Its not uncommon to find her at the hospital after her regular shift. She regularly helps with flu shots, trains new volunteers and helps decorate for Christmas. She just wants to help others without the expectation of personal gain or reward. The Citrus Memorial Auxiliary began in 1957 with 26 volunteers who were affectionately called the Pink Ladies. By 1962, the group had grown to more than 200 volunteers and began recruiting candy stripers. Today, Citrus Memorial Health Systems volunteers include more than 450 men and women working in locations throughout the county including Citrus Memorial hospital and Citrus Memorial Healthcare Center at Sugarmill Woods. For information on volunteering at Citrus Memorial call 352-560-6298. Special to the Chronicle From left are: Auxiliary President Jack Condron, Volunteer of the Year Dot Welsch and Citrus Memorial CEO Ryan Beaty. Health NOTES SUPPORT GROUPS Find upcoming support group meetings on Page A7. See NOTES / Page C3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject Re: LifeSharers) for a copy of the flier for presentation. Call DiPleco at 352-7268489 to answer any questions. 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 sub email@example.com. CITRUS SPRINGS St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1401 W. Country Club Blvd. in Citrus Springs, will host Life Line Screening on March 8. Packages start at $149, screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit www.life linescreening.com. Preregistration is required. SPRING HILL Monthly, free Healthy Hearts education series by the Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Paul Ernandes, Ph.D., P.T., director of rehabilitation services, will address all the ways one can get up and start moving, or in some cases not move, for maximum health. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required; go to OakHillHospital.com or call 352-628-6060 in Citrus. 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. Navigating Cancer shows at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays after Citrus Today on WYKE TV channel 16 and Bright House 47. The new program hosted by Dr. Joey Bennett, radiation oncologist, and Wendy Hall, licensed clinical social worker is sponsored by Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute. The purpose of the program is to educate, empower and assist individuals being affected by cancer. To ask questions or suggest topics for the show, contact Dr. Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy Hall at email@example.com or call the Lecanto office at 352-527-0601. Visit www.rboi.com. Nature Coast EMS presents Every Minute Counts program airing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays on WYKE-TV 47 (Bright House). Every Minute Counts explores medical emergencies and how to prevent them. The next broadcast will feature John Massa, director of emergency services at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. The topic of discussion will address the flu and pneumonia, how to prevent and common issues associated. Every Minute Counts is supported by Bouchard Insurance, the Nature Coast EMS Board and employees, Explorers and Citizen Academy members and alumni. Basic belly dance 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the first and third Saturday monthly, Pure Elements Wellness & Yoga Studio, Crystal River; $7 per class. Call (772) 480-7427 for more information or to register, or visit pureelementswellness .com. PORTLAND, Ore. Project Helping Hands (PHH) is recruiting volunteers to join medical and health education teams serving economically disadvantaged people in Bolivia, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, the Philippines, Sudan and Uganda. The following trips are open for application: 1. Bolivia Highlands, Uyuni Salt Flats March 2012. 2. Liberia, April 2012. 3. Ilagan, Philippines, May 2012. To apply for a trip and learn more about Project Helping Hands, visit the website www.projecthelpinghands.org. Team members are primarily nurses, doctors, physicians and other care providers, but anyone older than 18 can apply to join a team. Non-medical volunteers help with setting up clinics and managing lines, running between providers and the pharmacy, handing out glasses, helping with health education, playing with kids and taking photos. 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Recently, The Most Expensive Medicines in America were discussed in a blog at www.medicalbillingsandcoding. org (2012). I have outlined the top 10 most expensive medicines discussed in this blog. It remains to be seen how our health care system will be able to sustain these high medication costs in the future. 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. COSTLY DRUGS TREAT RARE CONDITIONSDrug NameUseEstimated Cost 1. SolirisParoxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria$409,000/year 2. ElapraseHunter syndrome$375,000/year 3. NaglazymeMaroteaux-Lamy syndrome$365,000/year 4. CinryzeHereditary angioedema$350,000/year 5. FolotynT-cell lymphoma$30,000/month 6. ACTHInfantile spasms$115,000/month 7. MyozymePompe disease$100,000/year (child) $300,000/year (adult) 8. ArcalystFamilial Cold Auto-inflammatory syndrome, Muckle-Wells syndrome$250,000/year 9. 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across the country. Community urology practices have tended to lag behind major academic centers in the adoption of kidney-sparing procedures. A review of the SEER cancer registry (a national database of cancers) in 2006 showed that only 45 percent of patients with kidney tumors less than 4 cm underwent partial nephrectomy (removal of part of kidney) and instead had the entire kidney removed. In contrast, data from the Cleveland Clinic from 1983 to 2009 showed that 76 percent of patients with kidney tumors less than 7 cm underwent partial nephrectomy. A recent study by Lane et al published in the Journal of Urology, reviewed the changing practice pattern in a community based health system in Michigan. The authors noted an increasing proportion of their patients had kidney sparing procedures during a 12-year period from 1998 to 2010. While only three percent of their patients with kidney tumors had kidney partial nephrectomy in 1998, 69 percent of their patients had the procedure in 2010. This study showed that the functional benefit of kidney preserving surgery done at academic centers can be replicated in community based hospitals. Kidney preserving procedures for cancer have received a significant boost with several advances in techniques and technology through the years. The development of cryotherapy (freezing of tumors), radiofrequency ablation and robotic surgery have given surgeons increasingly sophisticated tools that help preserve valuable kidney function while not compromising on cancer control. Patients with a kidney mass or tumor are usually evaluated using a CT or MRI scan to assess the size of the mass, its relation to the major blood vessels and drainage system of the kidney. The kidney function and the overall medical condition are important considerations before a decision is made in choosing the appropriate treatment suitable for that patient. Not all patients with kidney tumor require surgery. Some patients, especially the elderly, with small kidney tumors may be monitored over time with scans and treatment offered only if the tumor enlarges or causes symptoms. I agree with the findings and recommendations of the scientific study I alluded to earlier, that kidney preserving surgery benefits can and should be available at community based hospitals. The patients of Citrus County no longer have to travel to academic centers to have advanced kidney preserving procedures such as cryotherapy or partial nephrectomy-either open or robotic-assisted. We have the expertise and technology at our community hospitals to meet the higher medical standards and expectations of our urological patients. The availability of laparoscopic and robotic technology means that many patients who require removal of part of their kidney can be managed using a minimally invasive approach with smaller incisions that allows a shorter hospital stay and recovery time. Patients who have large or complex tumors can still be managed here using the open surgical method while preserving the kidney function. As always, treatments should be tailored to suit the patient and not vice versa! Udaya Kumar. M.D., FRCS Urol, Dip. Urol (London), is certified by the American Board of Urology and the Board of Urology of U.K. and Ireland. He is a former professor of urology with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Contact him at 3475 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 or 352-628-7671. KUMAR Continued from Page C1 C4 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE P a r a d e o f H o m e s K i c k O f f C l a s s i c Jim Blackshear Memorial Golf Outing R e g i s t r a t i o n 7 a m S h o t g u n S t a r t 8 : 0 0 a m 000AIGS F o r o n l i n e r e g i s t r a t i o n f o r m s a n d i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t w w w C i t r u s B u i l d e r s c o m o r c a l l 7 4 6 9 0 2 8 I n v e r n e s s G o l f & C o u n t r y C l u b M a r c h 1 0 2 0 1 2 p r o u d l y s u p p o r t i n g $ 6 0 p e r p l a y e r o r $ 2 2 0 f o r a t e a m o f f o u r I n c l u d e s : G r e e n s f e e s c a r t l u n c h d o o r p r i z e s a n d o n e M u l l i g a n t i c k e t A d d i t i o n a l M u l l i g a n t i c k e t s w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e 000AN7M Family Practice Diabetics High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Minor Emergencies Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W., Inverness Caring is my Profession Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 firstname.lastname@example.org Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus County Since 1993 Dr. Delores K. 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O n l i n e R e g i s t r a t i o n w w w d e b b y s 5 k o r g All pre-registered will receive a tshirt. $20 race fee includes the short-sleeve t-shirt and awards for top finishers in categories. You must register before race day! March 24, 2012 at 8 a.m. CREST School in Lecanto, FL 000ACNH Kids Fun Run Citrus Endoscopy Center Fun Run Registration $2 day of race. new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The report shows that in 2010, the screening rate for breast cancer was 72.4 percent, compared to the 2020 national target of 81 percent, for cervical cancer it was 83 percent, compared to a target of 93 percent, and for colorectal it was 58.6 percent, compared to a target of 70.5 percent. The American Cancer Society continues to strongly recommend screening tests for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancers. As part of its Healthy People 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services has set 10-year national targets for such recommended tests as well. For breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer screening, it is recommended that women age 50 and older have a mammogram every year, women who have been sexually active or age 21 to 65 years have a Pap test at least every three years, men older than 40 have a PSA blood test and digital rectal examination every year, and average-risk men and women age 50 to 75 years, should either do a high-sensitivity fecal occult blood test (FOBT) at home every year, undergo a sigmoidoscopy every five years with FOBT every three years, or undergo colonoscopy every 10 years. I have stated before in my column that I feel strongly that the colonoscopy is the best screening tool for colorectal cancer, and it continues to be the gold standard. We must also focus our efforts on increasing the screening rates of several minorities, including those of Asian and Hispanic origin. The data for 2010 shows that screening rates for all four cancers were significantly lower among Asians, and non-Hispanics were more likely to be screened for cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer than Hispanics. While we have made great strides in screening, screening rates for breast cancer havent changed much in the past 10 years. However, screening rates for colorectal cancer have risen markedly for men and women in the past 10 years, with rates for women rising a bit faster. Rates of screening for all four cancers were significantly lower among those without the usual source of health care or health insurance, as all of you reading this column would expect. It remains troubling that not all Americans were getting the recommended cancer screenings and that disparities across groups persist. Screening can find breast, prostate, cervical, and colorectal cancers at an early stage when treatment is more effective. We must continue to monitor cancer screening rates to improve the health of all Americans, not just those with insurance. The report concludes the fact that the findings reinforce the importance of continuing to monitor disparities across groups, and suggest there is a need for new ways to identify people eligible for cancer screening and more effort needs to go into encouraging its use. 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. Email email@example.com. BENNETT Continued from Page C1 some microscopic cancer cells have escaped the lung and spread to the distant tissue, like liver, bone, etc., before surgery. These cells eventually grow and form detectable metastatic cancer and that is incurable. If we can find out who is at high risk of recurrence, we may save many of these patients by giving them chemo therapy after surgery. This is because chemotherapy may kill those microscopic cancer cells and so they cannot grow in the future. A new assay that tests 14 genes can clarify the prognosis of patients who are diagnosed with early-stage nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and is more accurate than relying on clinical criteria, researchers report in a paper published online today in the Lancet. Clinical criteria are stage, age, sex, size of tumor, etc. By identifying gene-expression patterns associated with a low, medium, and high risk for death, the assay can identify patients whose early stage lung cancer has already likely metastasized and who can benefit from additional therapy such as chemotherapy. The assay was developed by UCSF researchers, and then licensed to and developed further at Pinpoint Genomics (based in Mountain View, Calif.). It tests for 11 cancer-related target genes and three reference genes. The first validation study was conducted independently on a masked cohort of 433 patients, all with stageI NSCLC, at several community Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals. The assay predicted that five-year overall survival would be achieved by 71 percent of patients identified as being at low risk, 58 percent identified as being at intermediate risk, and 49 percent identified as being at high risk. The next step the researchers are planning is a prospective clinical trial in patients identified as being at high risk; they will be randomized to either observation or chemotherapy. This trial will directly test the effectiveness of the application of guidelines for adjuvant treatment on the basis of this molecular enhancement of risk stratification in patients with stageI disease. However, the results will not be available for some time the accrual alone for this trial will take five to seven years and there will be additional years for follow-up, they note. Such genetic tests are highly helpful in breast and colon cancer, lymphoma, even today. We are realizing that many secrets of cancer are in genes. 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
note that by the time the child gets permanent teeth it seems the vast majority of cases have resolved themselves. There are multiple causes for bruxism and they can include stress, tension, and psychological issues which probably head up the group. This can manifest itself from frustration, anxiety, anger, fear and there are some studies that suggest that bruxism does stop, as mentioned after the permanent teeth come in and some children then resort to nail biting. In adults, bruxism is seen likewise in stressful situations. Adults who are under a great deal of stress like the police, the military, and people who have jobs that put them under a great deal of stress as well as Type A compulsive overachiever people seem to be plagued with this problem. The second most common cause is usually in adults only and has to do with dental problems and the patients bite being off, so-to-speak. This could include teeth that are not aligned, fillings that are too high, possibly some old trauma from a jaw fracture and also ill-fitting partials and dentures as well as missing teeth; all contribute to this type of problem, which as mentioned is seen mostly in adults. Some studies say that there is a third cause that could include allergy and asthma and this would be more likely to manifest itself in a younger patient population and could even include episodes that are triggered by food allergies. A fourth associated issue with bruxism includes stages of sleep. Patients that have impaired sleep sometimes will clench or grind their teeth during transition from deeper to lighter stages of sleep. This could be stimulated by sounds or light waking the patient up prematurely. Lastly, there are what we call organic problems that can cause bruxism and we see this in patients who have mental retardation and are intellectually challenged and also patients who have suffered brain damage which could occur from trauma secondary to a motor vehicle accident, assault or possibly brain tumors and strokes leaving the patient impaired. There are a few medications that can cause this problem of clenching and grinding but it is very rare. As mentioned, clenching and grinding occurs primarily while asleep but there is a version called bruxomania that occurs during waking hours and usually this is associated with adults and is very silent; no noises are heard and so it is usually undetected and goes unnoticed even by the patient suffering with this problem. Because of the problem with recognizing this issue, diagnosis is equally sometimes difficult, but if a physician is looking for this particular problem, they can pick up asymmetrical opening and closing of the jaw that might give them some idea, side-to-side movement of the jaw and also patients when questioned might be more conscious of their teeth when normally we are not really aware of our teeth and might notice some soreness upon awakening or some tenderness when biting certain types of food. Examination also will demonstrate the jaw muscles being very large and firm and hard and that is a give-away in some instances. Loose teeth, sensitivity to the gums and teeth also can be picked up on examination. If one looks at their teeth and sees a flattening of the surface, that also can be a classic sign of bruxism. In other instances, flat surfaces and sharp edges can also indicate this on examination of the teeth. Once patients are aware this condition is suspected, they will sometimes volunteer more information such as having a tired feeling in their jaw muscles, soreness in the morning and sensitivity to cold liquids. The damage done by bruxism is usually permanent and not reversible and there can be problems associated with the jaw joint as well causing ear and facial pain and headaches. Treatment depends on the patients age. A child with baby teeth, you may let the patient just grow out of it. If it is an adult, good examination and correction of the underlying problems, fixing a bad filling or a fractured tooth or dealing with the patients personal situation, particularly if there is stress, anxiety and fears that could be dealt with might result in, not only the patient feeling better but getting relief of their bruxism. Sometimes physical activity for children is a good release for pent-up anxieties and with adults, sometimes we enlist the help of our psychiatric colleagues to help us out. Good examination and consultation with a dentist to address any untreated periodontal disease is necessary. Most of these measures work quite well but if not, there are other things available, such as bite guards to wear at night. They can be purchased over the counter or be custom made by dentists. Oral exercises to loosen up the muscles or physical therapy massage might be helpful and even biofeedback works very well with some patients. 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. Q : Each week, I look forward to reading your weekly column as I find it most interesting and have learned so much from it. I have not seen any information on the request I am inquiring about. Over the years (starting in the s), I have had several crowns put on my teeth and am now noticing that my gums are now receding away from the crown exposing a black line at the gum line. I am wondering if there is a procedure that can be done to fill in the dark space. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the crowns, so I would hate to replace them just to eliminate the dark gum line. I am also wondering if the recession will get worse over time or if there is something I can do, such as a brushing technique, to prevent it from getting worse. Oh, and one other thing, is there any way I can whiten the crowns, as they definitely could use it. Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing your answer. A: Thank you reading my columns. I enjoy writing them and always love hearing that someone enjoys them and is learning something. The question that you brought up is a very common question that comes up regularly in my office. Please know that you are not alone in your experiences. Unfortunately, there is nothing simple that can be done to accomplish what you are looking to do getting rid of that ugly black line around the crown. That being said, there are a few comments I would like to make. First, and perhaps the most encouraging, is that I did a procedure on a patient this week that might be successful in getting rid of the black line as well. This patient had decay on her very front crown at the margin of where the crown meets the tooth. She had some recession, as you do, but not enough that all of the margins of the decayed area were visible. Because of this, while repairing this area I was able to retract the gums adequately enough to get to the decay without damaging the tissue, cleaned out the decay, and placed a composite or tooth colored filling. I routinely use a magnification of 2X through the use of loops when doing things like this, however, there are times that I will even use my surgical microscope that can go up to a power of 20, if necessary. Twenty power would not normally be used for something like this but comes in handy during some root-canal procedures. Because porcelain is glass, and composite is not, the colors can be the same and reflect light differently. As a result, the overall appearance is noticeable between the two but acceptable to most people. I was pleased with the result and so was this patient. Please realize that, depending on how particular you are, this method of repair may not be suitable to you. In those cases the best way to get an amazing result is to redo the crown. As you probably realize, this is quite involved and costly. Another thing that pertains to this is the type of crown used originally. You likely have a crown that has a metal substructure that goes right to the edge of the crown and is covered with porcelain. This was a very common way to make a crown in the past and, depending on the type of preparation the dentist did, the lab may have had enough room to make it look decent. A nicer way to do this is to have an all porcelain margin that would hide the metal that presents as the black line you mentioned. Still another way to do it is to use an all-porcelain crown. Each dentist has his or her own preference on which way to do this and what materials to use. If you were to make new crowns this information would be critical. In regard to the recession getting worse in the future that is hard to say. There are many reasons for recession. If it is strictly your toothbrushing method or the actual toothbrush, that is easily changed. If it is something to do with your bite or the possibility that you clench or grind your teeth, it is much less likely to stop happening. There are things that the dentist can recommend to help this but most patients are not usually compliant over the long term. This would be one of the scenarios where the materials chosen to remake the crowns and the type of crowns used will be critical. As for whitening the crowns as they are that is impossible. The only way to change the color of them is to remake them. I hope I have helped in some way even though I know what I had to say is not what you wanted to hear. Good luck. 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. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C5 000AGAY Come See and Hear What All 5,000 Successful Clients are Talking About... www.m2metamethod.com Lose 26 Pounds in 26 Days! Daily ZUMBA Daily ZUMBA fitness classes. fitness classes. Please call for Please call for more information more information (352) 341-4242 (352) 341-4242 Lose those extra pounds with no side effects or adverse health risks with the ultimate fat burning diet... 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Arbor St., Inverness For Reservations & Information Call 352-726-9972 or 352-688-4427, Box Lunch Available 000AHAQ Dr. Frank Vascimini SOUND BITES What to do about black lines around crowns GRILLO Continued from Page C1 A child with baby teeth, you may let the patient just grow out of it.
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For more information, visit www.withlacoocheegulf preserve.com or email email@example.com. Bonanza Bingo on tap SaturdayThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4252, Hernando, will sponsor a Bonanza Bingo beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the nonsmoking hall. The cost is $35, which includes bingo package and lunch. Tickets are available at the Post. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation. Transit retirees convene March 2New York City Transit Retirees of Florida, Chapter 9, Citrus County, will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Beverly Hills Community Building, 1 Civic Circle. Those retired from the New York City Transit System, who reside in Citrus County, are welcome. Any retirees from the NYC Transit System visiting locally are also welcome. After the meeting, refreshments will be served. For more information, call President Clarence Redd at 352-527-8418 or Secretary Clarisse DAdamo at 352527-2508. Railroaders on track to gather On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 the Citrus Model Railroad Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Robinson Horticulture Building at fairgrounds. Bob Bamford will demonstrate various methods of sceniking water on your model railroad. All are welcome. For more information, call 352-419-6253. C OMMUNITY Page C6 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Precious Paws ADOPTABLE Flash Special to the Chronicle Flash is a Bichon neutered male between 8 and 9 years old. His life changed with the death of his owner and he is ready to move in with a new family. He would do best in a senior home. He is crate trained, walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs and likes to cuddle. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44, Inverness, daily during store hours. Precious Paws Adoption Center at Crystal River Mall is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. View pets at www.precious pawsflorida.com or call 352-726-4700 to speak with a volunteer. Citrus Springs MSBU to meet Citrus Springs MSBU will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. For more information, call Larry Brock at 352-527-5478. Dancers to celebrate birthdaysSpirit of Citrus Dancers will host the monthly Birthday Dance Party on Saturday, March 3, with birthday cake. Music will be by Bill Dimmitt. Come and celebrate St. Patricks Day on Saturday, March 17. The dance party will feature colorful decorations and dance music. Music will be by Butch Phillips. Dances are at the Kellner Auditorium Jewish Center in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. There will be a complimentary dance lesson at 7 p.m. and general dancing will be from 7:30 until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for members and $9 for nonmembers. For more information, call Barb and Jack at 352-3441383 or Kathy at 352-7261495, or visit www.soc dancer.org. Thinkers to hear about spirituality New Age Thinkers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. There will be two guest speakers. Kristine Gay Johnson, local author of Dance With The Stars and The We Factor, will discuss how her books provide a personal journey to spirituality and metaphysical elements that underlie our world. Pat Roberts, a spiritual and intuitive photographer, will also speak. All are welcome, but space is limited. Call Donna at 352628-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Have lunch with New YorkersThe New York Club will meet for its luncheon at noon Thursday, March 8, at Inverness Golf & Country Club. Speakers for March will be Progress Energy efficiency specialists who will talk about Staying warm and cozy while saving energy and money. All are welcome; being from New York is not a requirement. On the menu are: ham with pineapple or grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, dinner rolls and chocolate bundt cake. Coffee, tea, or soft drinks are included with all lunches. Lunch reservations must be made by Wednesday, Feb. 29. Check in when you arrive for your meal choice ticket. Cost is $12 per person, which includes tax and tip. Write your meal choice on your check and mail to: New York Club, P.O. Box 641261, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. For more information, call Dot or Ed at 352-527-2332. Rec group slates Military Card PartyBeverly Hills Recreation Association invites everyone to its Military Card Party Tuesday, March 13, at Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Reservations are required by March 9. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Games will begin at 1 p.m. Donation is $12. Tickets are available at the community center office from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the center at 352-746-4882 or Barbara Wezwick at 352746-3636. T he weekend of Feb. 4 and 5 was an entertainment feast for Citrus County, with the soft sounds of Carol Kline to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Ridge on Feb. 4 and the fabulous Do Wop Show on Feb. 5 to benefit Take Stock in Children. Both events took place at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto. It was 1950s and s nostalgia at its purest and best. Since 2009, more than 400 children have participated at Boys & Girls Clubs Central Ridge facility. The concert opened with the singing of the national anthem led by 12-year-old Sophie Robitaille followed by her flawless singing of The Rose and You Light Up My Life. Klines return to Citrus was evident of her staying power with local fans. Having been the opening act for such country stars as the Hager Twins and Little Jimmy Dickens and Branson, Mo., gigs and her passion for keeping the memory of Patsy Cline and Elvis alive, it was toe-tapping time when Kline and her Lovebucket husband brought us Teddy Bear, an Elvis classic. Memories of Dotty West and Kenny Rogers were evoked as Kline brought us Together Again. Her tidbits of commentary about the stars she paid tribute to were a welcome addition to concert fare. We learned that Eddie Arnold began as a guitarist at 18 and had 13 songs on the top 10 charts and that his comeback song was Make the World Go Away in 1964. Lovingly, the duo paid tribute to Patsy Cline with several of her hits including I Fall to Pieces, which made her a household name in 1960. My favorite Cline song, Sweet Dreams, was beautifully performed by Kline. Revealing that their daughter, Major Christine Ratliff, was injured in the line of duty in the military, we stood in her honor and joined with the Klines in the singing of God Bless the USA with a promise to keep her daughter and her family, including two children, in our prayers as she continues treatment for her head injury. David DeCarlo and Pat Lancaster were on hand to welcome the Do Wop fans and Lola Fay and the Saints to benefit the Dollars For Scholars. David Meehe and Paisley Greer led the pledge to the flag and Greer performed the national anthem. The Black Diamond Foundation presented Take Stock with a $10,000 donation for scholarships. We learned that 55 students in the program have graduated from college, 35 are enrolled in college now and 29 in our local high schools are in this years program. Lola and the Saints was pure 1950s and s rock n roll with all of the oldies and goldies we love so well. From the Pittsburg era, we heard Since I Dont Have You. Into the audience, the group serenaded the fans individually with Once in a While and Till Then, sometimes handing the mic to a fan to echo the lyrics. Rockin in earnest, we heard At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) and Whos That Knockin At My Door. Who could forget Just One Look and the originally censored Be My Baby, harmonizing hits that we rarely hear in todays music world. Recalling Blue Moon, the local 1960s Jr. Women sang for various civic groups entertainment. We wore pale green dresses made by one of the members and our sheet music was in a folder covered with leftover cloth matching our dresses. We learned that Embraceable You was a 1928 hit originally. Motown nostalgia permeated the hit music the Saints love to perform, including a Smokey Robinson tribute. This memory-making afternoon came to a close with the groups I Believe, in dedication to the veterans in the audience who stood and were recognized, and to the memory of the 9/11 heroes. For more information about the Dollars For Scholars program for Take Stock in Children, call Pat Lancaster at 352-422-2348. For Boys and Girls Club information and volunteer opportunities to mentor, call 352-270-8841. 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. Great entertainment for two good causes Special to the Chronicle Take Stock in Children representatives attended a networking conference recently in Wesley Chapel. From left, seated, are: Pat Lancaster, Take Stock coordinator, and JoAnn Ray, Take Stock director. Standing, from left, are: David DeCarlo, Take Stock executive director; Michael Shaw, Take Stock scholar, with his mother, Jane Shaw; Ruth Levins, Chronicle columnist; and Pat OBrien, Take Stock director. Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleIn January, the Master Gardener Plant Clinic topic was turf grasses; this month, master gardeners will discuss how to care for your lawn. Want to know about turf fertilization? How about destructive insects and diseases? Also, ever ask yourself is that a good plant or a weed? Schedule for the free clinics is: Wednesday, March 7, at 2 p.m., Floral City Library. Friday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m., Coastal Region Library, Crystal River. Tuesday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m., Lakes Region Library, Inverness. Wednesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m., Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills. Tuesday, March 20, at 2 p.m., Homosassa Library. Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m., Citrus Springs Library, Citrus Springs. Bring samples and questions concerning lawn maintenance or other plant-related concerns to discuss with the master gardeners. For more information, call the Citrus County Cooperative Extension at 352-527-5700. Learn about lawns Extension master gardeners to talk turf Chaplain of the Year 2011 Clarence F. Helms, right, pastor of New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City, has also been the staff chaplain of the Citrus County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for 15 years. Helms holds the CAP rank of lieutenant colonel and his squadron duties include character development training for cadets. The Rev. Father Robert Rector, left, a CAP captain and chaplain of Group 3, the intermediate headquarters between the squadron and CAPs Florida Wing Headquarters, traveled to Inverness Jan. 7 to present the distinguished award of Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol Squadron Chaplain of the Year 2011 to Helms during a regular meeting of the squadron. IVETTA SEVERANCE / Special to the Chronicle
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C7 P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said, We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them. When a defender uses a trump card, declarer should try to make sure he is ruffing a loser, not a winner. And that is the key point to this deal. Against six hearts, West leads the club queen. Since there seem to be 12 top tricks (two spades, five hearts, three diamonds and two clubs), South takes that trick with his king, cashes his heart ace and plays a trump to dummys queen, learning that he has an unexpected loser there when West discards a spade. How should declarer continue? Norths response depends upon partnership agreement. When two no-trump is natural and game-forcing, it is easy. If two no-trump would be the Jacoby Forcing Raise, North must start with two clubs (unless three no-trump would show 13 to 15 points and 4-3-3-3 distribution). An easy-looking contract has suddenly become difficult. The secret is not to permit East to ruff a diamond honor. Declarer should cash the diamond ace and play a diamond toward his hand. East ought to discard, so South wins with his king, returns to the dummy in a black suit, and leads the last diamond. Again, East should pitch, but declarer wins and ruffs his last diamond on the board to lose only that one trump trick. 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(WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock30 RockFunny Home VideosMotherMotherMotherMotherWGN News at Nine30 RockScrubs D ear Annie : My wife and I have been married for 20 years. She has a grown daughter from her first marriage. I watched Lori grow up and love her as my own. My wife always has been fiercely defensive of Lori. I cant say anything remotely negative or critical about her without risking a big argument. Even the suggestion of having Lori help around the house or clean up her room would cause a fight. Lori is a good kid, but she has never wanted for anything. My wife makes no secret of the fact that Lori comes first in her life. Lori is now in her early 20s and is a senior in college. Even though she is taking only two classes a week, she doesnt have a job and is unmotivated to get one. My wife makes all kinds of excuses for her. Meanwhile, we pay all of her expenses, including her rent. Im disabled and on a small fixed income, and my wife is selfemployed. We struggle with our finances while Lori lives a carefree life. It is causing friction in our marriage. We tried counseling, but my wife refused to discuss anything related to Lori and quit going. Lori calls her mother every hour, and my wife encourages it. Lori has no other friends, and all of my wifes attentions are focused on her daughter. I get very little. Is this normal behavior? Concerned for Our Future Dear Concerned : No, its not normal for a collegeage daughter to have no friends but Mom, and for a mother to encourage so much dependence. Such an enmeshed relationship is not only bad for your marriage. It also is crippling for Lori. Instead of helping her daughter learn self-reliance, Mom is being selfish by holding Lori so close that she deliberately prevents her from becoming an independent adult. We hope you can make your wife understand that this is poor parenting and in no ones best interest. Dear Annie : What is the etiquette when you go to someones home and its overly hot in the summer and too cold in winter? A lot of my friends homes are uncomfortable for me, and I have been asking them to adjust their thermostats. A trusted pal recently told me she thought this was rude, especially when it doesnt trouble other guests. She suggested I wear layers and tough it out. What do you suggest I do? Too Hot or Too Cold Dear Too : Wear layers and tough it out. Etiquette says you dont get to tell your friends how to heat and cool their homes. And if you are the only one discomfited by the temperature, the problem is you and not the thermostat. Please see your doctor for a checkup. Dear Annie: I had to smile at the letter from Road Worrier. When we started to get calls that our 92-year-old father was driving through stop signs and red lights and running into cars in the parking lot, we gave his car keys to his caregiver and said shed take him where he needed to go. When he died, I sent his suit to the funeral home. I later got a call saying they found a car key in the pocket. Later, we spoke to Dads neighbor, who said when the caregiver would go to church on Sundays, my father would come out of the house five minutes later, put his walker in the backseat of the car and drive off. Hed return 15 minutes before the caregiver came back. We dont know where he went for those four hours, but were glad nothing happened to him or anyone else. When they started to close his coffin, I put that key back in his pocket and told him, OK, Dad, now you can drive Mama all over heaven. L.A. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 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C8 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Tyler Perrys Good Deeds ( PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. This Means War (PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Ghost Rider (PG-13) In Real 3D. 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m. 7:40 p.m. No passes. Safe House (R)ID required. 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. The Vow (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) In Real 3D. 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) 1:45 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Wanderlust (R) ID required.1:25 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:50 p.m. Act of Valor (R) ID required. 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m. Tyler Perrys Good Deeds ( PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. This Means War (PG-13) 1:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Ghost Rider (PG-13) In Real 3D. 1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m. 7:40 p.m. No passes. Safe House (R)ID required. 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) 1:20 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) In Real 3D. 4 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. Star Wars: Episode I (PG) In Real 3D. 1:15 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m. No passes. The Vow (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. Todays MOVIES XFUGDFG CKB DGNGM FYCG JT OULZ K VGLLGM YAAUFG FYCCJDUFKLUYD XBXLGC LZKD LZG FYAAGG VMGKR. GKME OUEXYD Previous Solution: If your neighbors think youre a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck. Jeff Foxworthy (c) 2012 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-28 Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards Local RADIO
The Alzheimers Family Organization is expanding its volunteer program. We have a new coordinator and there are new and exciting opportunities available for dedicated people who would like to donate their time to help a local, nonprofit organization. The group serves the central Florida area, including Citrus, Hernando, upper Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, upper Pinellas and Sumter counties. Monies raised remain locally and benefit individuals with Alzheimers disease and their families in Central Florida. The AFO provides needed programs and services, including respite care assistance, Wanderers ID Program, support groups and educational events. Call the office at 727848-8888 or 888-496-8004. Rehab facilities Narconon Arrowhead based in Oklahoma offers free and confidential help finding rehab facilities in your local area through findrehabnow.com, or 888-6290333 to speak to a counselor. The American Cancer Societys Road to Recovery Program is in need of volunteers willing to drive cancer patients to and from their treatments. Requirements for volunteering include having a good driving record, a valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition. For information, call 800-227-2345. In Florida, there are more than 65 ACS offices and about 65,000 active volunteers. For information about cancer, call toll-free anytime at 800-ACS2345, or visit the ACS website at www.cancer.org. Free diabetes education classes 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays, at the Citrus Diabetes Treatment Center, 7493 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River, given by Patti Keller, R.N., BSN, certified diabetes educator. Limited seating available; call 352-564-0444 to enroll. Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Call 352-795-1234 to register. Pre-Surgery Ortho Camp Patients scheduled for knee or hip replacement surgery learn preand post-surgery exercises, how to use a walker, knee and hip precautions and adaptive equipment that may be needed for activities of daily living. Offered at 1 p.m. the first and third Monday monthly at Seven Rivers Regional. Free Balance Screenings Seven Rivers Rehab & Wound Center offers free balance screenings. The Center is at 1675 S.E. U.S. 19 in the Crystal River Shopping Center (next to Sweetbay). Call 352795-0534 to schedule an appointment. If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, pass the word to her there is a free cleaning service that provides housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her ZIP code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire United States and currently has 547 partners to help these women. Visit www.cleaningforareason.org/ for details. The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired offers services to Citrus County residents. Workshops will include learning skills, such as managing medications, money identification, using adaptive equipment, home management (safe cooking and housekeeping), use of magnification equipment for reading and managing mail and much more. All workshops are free. Call 866-962-5254 or 352527-8399 Workshops: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida at 3774 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, across from Cowboy Junction. The Volunteer Services League at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center welcomes individuals looking to share their time on meaningful projects or care for those in need. Volunteer opportunities are available in clinical and non-clinical settings and are offered morning, afternoon and night. Call 352-795-8356. SPRING HILL A wide range of volunteer opportunities are now available with the Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association available in three shifts: mornings, afternoons and evenings. Volunteer opportunities are available in both patient contact and non-patient contact areas, assisting support departments, helping in the Enrichment Center, gift shop and the special programs. Teens 14 and older are particularly welcome. Call 352-597-3038.. Speakers Seven Rivers Regional Speakers Bureau brings customized programs to clubs, churches and other community organizations. Contact Amy Kingery at 352-795-8344 or email@example.com. The Alzheimers Family Organization has speakers available for your organization or club. This presentation will include basic Alzheimers information and the services and programs that the organization offers to the Central Florida community. Call 888-496-8004 or 727-848-8888. SPRING HILL Health Matters Home Care has a Registered Nurse available to do free speaking engagements for your group, club, church or organization. Call 352-6864493 or 352-686-5593. The Citrus Team of HPH Hospice and its not-for-profit Homecare affiliate, HPH Homecare provide free, ongoing education to Citrus County residents about their many programs, services and volunteer opportunities. There is no charge for a speaker and the solicitation of funds is never involved. Educational materials are provided at no charge. Call Anne Black, community liaison, at 352-527-4600. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C9 Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! TO ADVERTISE CALL:352-563-5966 OR PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE ATwww.chronicleonline.comCONNECTING THE RIGHT BUYERS WITH YOUR MESSAGE BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 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You can earn at least $800 per month delivering the 563-3201 000AF7K 000AF7H Trades/ Skills A/C SERVICE & INSTALL TECHEPA Cert., Valid DL, Exp. only., Call Bob 352-628-5700 or email resume firstname.lastname@example.org DRIVER Hometime Choices: Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. Daily Pay. New trucks! Van and Refrigerated, CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com Drivers: Run 5 States Regional! Get home weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. required. SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 Trades/ Skills ACCOUNTING POSITION: Full time. Large volume accounts payable department needs hands on individual with problem solving skills. Must have full knowledge of accounts payable procedures, must have excellent math skills, must be well versed in computers including spreadsheets, must understand GL coding, working knowledge of job cost and inventory. Benefits available. Please send resume and salary requirements to P.O. Box 1589, Inglis FL 34449 or send to deborab@ dabcon.com EOE Professional EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER For Resort Hotel in Citrus County. 3 years prior exp. in position required. Hotel exp. a plus. benefits Apply in Person. BEST WESTERN 614 N.W. Hwy 19 Crystal RiverNo Phone Calls. Restaurant/ Lounge EXP. LINE COOKApply in Person at Crackers Bar & Grill Sales Help AT&T Authorized Retailer Looking for Business SALES REPS, E-mail Resume to Car eer@ sgnwir eless.com Medical MA/FRONT DESK FT for Internal Medicine practice in Inverness. Experience preferred. Fax resume to: 352-637-2311 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Professional EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR United Way of Citrus County, a non-profit agency, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer of United Way of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Board of Directors to achieve community impact. Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. Send r esume to: United Way of Citrus County 1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) CITRUS PODIATRY CENTER IS EXPANDING: TWO NEW POSITIONS. -FULL TIME FRONT/ BACK OFFICE BILLING/TWO LOCAL OFF. NO CODING EXP. REQ. M-F 8:30AM-5PM. MED/DENTAL, RETIREMENT, UNIFORMS AND VACATION. -PART-TIME MEDICAL RECORDS/ FRONT OFFICE. 24HRS/WK, VACATION, UNIFORMS. BOTH POSITIONS REQUIRE A MINIUM OF 3 YRS EXP IN MED SETTING, SALARY NEGOTIABLE. SEND RESUME TO: P.O. BOX 1120, LECANTO FL., 34460-1120, ATT: HRNO FAXES OR PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED. CNA/ CAREGIVER For Assistant Living Night Shifts Available Call 344-5555 Ext. 102 Come Join The Avante TeamAvante At Inverness is looking for Full time, Part time, PRN LPNs for 3-11&11-7 Please contact Jennifer Daves @ 352-726-3141 Or apply online at Avantecenters.com FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST Busy Cardiologist office seeks front office exp. Individual needs to be detail oriented,capable of multi-tasking, scheduling,multi-line phone system,and computer skills. Please fax resumes 352-547-1342 The Department of Health has an opening for: OPS Dental Assistant. Annual Salary range: $19,902.48 $51,721.54. Minimum Qualifications: Valid FL radiology license and expanded functions certificate; experience with digital x-rays and working with children; strong patient management/communication/ scheduling/record keeping skills; willing to work 10-hour days. Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.c om Refer to requisition number 64909159. Only State of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 03/02/2012. EO/AA/VP Employer www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle Follow the Free Offers KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Good Things to Eat FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost Black female Cat w/some white about 1 yr. old. lost in Inverness, Highlands near Tudor, has a chip, please call 352-400-6041 Lost Cat-female, calico, max short tail, 9 years old, declawed, no teeth, never been outside, North Athen/W Cushions/Citrus Blvd. area. She had her collar on with her rabies tag. Please call (352) 465-1696 or 352-212-5076 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 Small Brown Teddy Bear in Ozello (352) 726-0627 Announcements Advertise in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida. Call Advertising Networks of Florida for statewide and regional advertising. (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida classifieds. com Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Clerical/ Secretarial Admin. Assistant Experienced with strong computer skills. Must pass background check. Email or send resume: alex.malley @multifin.com Legacy Financial Associates Inc. 2953 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy Inverness 34453 Customer Service/Clerical Full time, Inverness Insurance Office Must have basic computer skills. Insurance knowledge a plus. Fax Resume to 352-754-9580 or email: hilda.cannon@ ffbic.com Personal/ Beauty HAIR STYLIST FT/PT Immediate Openings, CallSue 352-628-0630 Todays New Ads ICE MACHINE Hoshizaki KML-450MAH ICE MACHINE EXCELENT CONDITION COMES WITH 500 POUND BIN $1500 352-726-7790 Mahogany Curio cabinet-6x3, 5 shelves lighted,lock & key excellent cond. $200 (352) 563-5634 Saturn Sedan2000, 31 mpg, runs, looks good, automatic, cold air, cruise $3800 (352) 302-2028 STARCRAFT1966 15 Ft Fiberglass 1979 Johnson 35 HPoutboard motor 1997 Sportsman trailer $1000.00 585-259-4184 TRAILBEHIND BROADCAST SPREADER. Used 2x new in 2011. Good for grass seed, fertilizer, etc. $120. Call 352 746-1017 UPRIGHT FREEZER 20 CF, NOT FROST FREE has some surface rust on door but works perfectly $125 GE elec dryer $100 (352) 419-4513 aft 9 am 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 REMOVAL OF Scrap Medal, Mowers Appliances and MORE Call (352) 224-0698 Free Offers FREE BUNNY with cage, very friendly, brown w/sable ears(352) 344-5213 Todays New Ads 2009 JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACTOR 19.5 HP engine with 60 hours, plus extras, in excellent condition. $800. Telephone 352 382-2591 2011 BRINLYLAWN PLUG AERATOR Excellent Condition $75.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 Chris Satchell Painting ASAP 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 BOLENS FRONT TINE ROTO TILLER 4.75 horse power, good condition. Sell for $175.00. Call 352 746-1017 Celebrity heavy duty, 4 wheel scooter, like new, $500. obo (352) 637-2942 CHRYSLER1995 LeBaron Convertible, runs well, needs some work, sold as is, $750. (352) 503-6031 Craftsman Lawn Tractor, 18H, 42 cut a utomatic, with yard trailer, $500. obo (352) 637-2942 FORD 2006 F150 only 18,000 miles like new org cost $35,000 call for appt.352-795-1440 & details 352-795-1440 $16,200.00 HARLEYDAVIDSON1996 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic -9800 miles -like new -frt. & rear crash bars2up backrest seat w/sissy-bags-loweredextra lights -w/shield-blackcherry/maroon -everything works great-must see to appreciate-$7800.00 cheap must sell -buying property 352 860 0513 352 201 8120 Chronicle Connection Clyde, Ms.Parker loves and misses you. X-pretty boy,older now but still attractive enough for some ladys arm candy, well read, funny at times, always considerate, healthy and financial secure. So write me at: WEM, PO Box 1881, Inverness, FL 34451 Todays New Ads #1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE Light land clearing, site work, grading, hauling. NO JOB TOO SMALL!!! Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528 4 WHEELGARDEN CART 1000 pound capacity. Hand pull or tow. Good condition. $50.00 (352) 382-2591 2005 HUSQVARNA TRIMMER Model 125L Very Good condition. $50.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 2007 4 HPTROYBUILT EDGER/TRENCHER Model 554 Very Good condition. $75.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds NOTES Continued from Page C3
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Free Est. 352-362-3610 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Sod $60. Bahia Pallets U-Pick Up Special Winter Pricing. Call Now!! 352-400-2221 Sprinklers/ Irrigation HOME CARE Lawn & Handyman Services. Sprinkler Repair 352-212-4935 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 ABC Press. Cleaning. All your cleaning needs at recession prices. Free Est .Dale 586-8129 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 JOHN GRAY DRIVEWAYS $55. HOUSE $75/POOL $85 (352) 270-8310 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting 352-341-3300 Remodeling Remodeling, kitchens baths, ceramic tile & tops. Decks, Garages Handyman Services 40 Yrs Exp. crc058140 344-3536; 563-9768 Septic Bruce F. 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(352)949-2292 Heating/AC AC & HEAT PUMPS FREE Estimate & 2nd Opinion, 10 yr. warr. on ALL Parts, Great prices, ALL the time. 352-400-4945 Lic #CAC027361 Home/Office Cleaning Citrus Cleaning Team. top quality work & great rates 302-3348 (352) 527-2279 MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125Have Vacum Will Travel Electrical BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr. EC0001303 352-302-2366 Thomas Electric LLC Generator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNS Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood Premium Seasoned split Firewood $75 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 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 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 A HANDYMAN If Its Broke, Jerry Can Fix It. Housecleaning also.352-201-0116 Lic. ABC Painting & Handy man All your needs at recession prices Dale 352-586-8129 Computers AFFORDABLE COMPUTER SERV. (352) 341-4150 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 NATURE COASTCOMPUTER Repairs Free in home inspection 352-212-1551 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/410-7383 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, staining & Garage Flrs. 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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 & Consignment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Care For the Elderly Loving Adult Care Home (SL 6906450) Alzheimer/Dementia No problem Nursing homes do not need to be your only alternative 352-503-7052 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 Carpet Repair Sales, Service, Carpet, laminate, Restretch, repair, clean Lic#4857 Mitch (352) 422-5136 Clean Up/ Junk Removal Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 000AF7F Tools CONCRETE VIBRATOR 1.5 X 12 SHAFT $150 .(352) 382-1070 CRAFTSMAN SANDING MACHINE 9DISC 6BELT W/ACC + STAND $250 (352) 795-1510 www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle Follow the Appliances DRYER $135.00 Excellent condition, clean, looks and works great. Can deliver 352 263-7398 FRIGIDAIRE Bisque Range, like new $200. (352) 419-4429 HOTPOINT Fridge $200.00 HTS18GCSARWW Like New, Ice Maker, White, WHIRLPOOL Dishwasher DU930PWSTO, 586-904-3262 in SMW Kenmore upright freezerexc. cond $125 (352) 795-0558 Maytag Hvy Duty washer & matching natural gas dryer exc. cond $350 for both firm (352) 270-8215 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 UPRIGHT FREEZER 20 CF, NOT FROST FREE has some surface rust on door but works perfectly $125 GE elec dryer $100 (352) 419-4513 aft 9 am WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Washers & Dryers Working or not. (352) 209-5135 WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC OVEN STOVE SMOOTH TOP RF265LXTT, Great Condition, $200, SMW 586-904-3262 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. March 1, 3PM Outside Auction Loads of fresh Estate furn., household, tools, dolls, toys, row after row of adventurous treasures still unloading. COME & sneak a peak AT Antique! SUN. March 4 Antique & Collectible Prev 10AM Auction 1PM Primitives, signed glass, instruments incl. dulcimers, Longaberger picnic, advertising, coins, jewelry, vint/coll toys, ++ SEE the web DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Collectibles 23 pieces Fenton Glass for Sale $500. obo (352) 382-5810 Corner Grand Father Clock, $2500 obo (352) 726-2326 DISNEY CERAMICS CHARACTER STATUES $8 634-2004 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 Wanted to Buy Stamps, US, Worldwide, sheets, PB, FDC, postcards 352-245-4225 352-812-0869 Spas/Hottubs CORNER HOT TUB Four person corner hot tub. Excellent condition. $ 400.00 Call 489-4090 Appliances 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 APPLIANCES WHITE SMALL SANYO FRIDGE 65.00 (352)419-4429 BLACK SHARP MICROWAVE 35.00 WHITE BROAN RANGE HOOD LIKE NEW 25.00 352-419-4429 Schools/ Instruction Attend College Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119FB, twitter, you tube NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2012 CLASSES BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/Nail Ext MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of BeautyNEW PORT RICHEY /SPRING HILL 727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Buy/Sell Barber Shop and Styling Studio Very good business, same great location for many years, I am 69 yrs. old and time to retire. call Joanne 352-302-4592/795-4307 Part-time Help Lawn CareLic & trans. a must. Pay based on exp. 352-503-2468 SORT LINE WORKERS Men & Women for P/T employment. Apply in person at 699 S Easy St. Lecanto, Fl Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877) 994-9904 Employment Info AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing Available. CALL Aviation Institute Of Maintenance. (866)314-3769 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) ALLIED HEALTHCareer training -Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.Centura Online.com General Help Caretaker inside & outside 12.5 acre farm.Volunteer for room & board some $$$ + 352-220-2774 EXP POOL ROUTE TECH If you know the differance between Hayward, calcium hardness and alkalinity ect., send your qualifications to: Citrus Publishing Blind Box 1761P, 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, Fl 34429 HELP NEEDEDPart time Seasonal min. wage Connollys Sod & Nursery Apply in Person application accepted Feb. 27 thru. Mar 2 8-1 760 W. Hampshire Blvd. Pine Springs Plaza Immediate Opening Recycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring resume Maintenance WorkerF/T, P/T Must be experienced for a Independent, Assisted Living Facility Vacation & Benefits available. Apply in person Bentwood Retirement 1900 W. Alpha Ct. Lecanto. Commons Bldg. (352) 746-6611 DFWP/EOE NOW HIRING Class A Drivers/Laborers(352) 621-1220 Trades/ Skills Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com Driver-Sign on Bonus Food grade tanker drivers needed. Competitive pay, Benefits, Guaranteed time off. Class -A CDL w/tanker endorsement. Prefer 2 yrs experience. For information call (800)569-6816 or www.ottery transportation.com Equipment Operator/ Bailor need for immediate opening. Must have forklift and bailor expereince. 40 hrs per week. Top Pay for the right canadiate. Apply in person at 711 S. Adolph Pt Lecanto, Fl TRUCK DRIVER Clean, Class A, CDL, forlift exp. desired Call 352-746-4451 General Help $$$$$$$ Money is available! We are seeking individuals to manage rack and store delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other publications. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid drivers license and insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. Earning potential is unlimited! Email email@example.com m or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River.$$$$$$ CITRUS MAIDS Cleaning Person needed. Must have flex. schedule, lic./vehicle. Exp. a plus. Leave message (352) 257-0925 Tools Tools Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds
T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 000AF7L Real Estate For Sale Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Citrus Springs Homes For Sale By Owner 3/2/2, Custom Built in by Wheeler Construction Call (407) 739-2646 or 407-442-3597 Beverly Hills Homes RENT TO OWN!! No credit check! 3 bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Citrus Hills Homes TERRA VISTA2+ /2/2 Maint Free, Open plan, up grades, ,Beautiful Sunsets, Owner Financ Avail $259 K (352) 746-6050 Hernando Homes 1 or 2BD ,1.5 BAcompletely remodeled 2 lots, 2 wells wkshop 2 sheds .Owner Financ $469/mo lake area 727-457-0850 Inverness Homes 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. $163,000 OR BEST OFFER 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 HIGHLANDS Lrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500 (352) 564-4598 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 Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 for rent $700/m or for sale..... 908-322-6529 Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Homosassa Homes 3/2/2 Built 1986 On Acre, Remodeled above ground pool w/ deck BY OWNER 4141 S. Journey Point $185,000 813-477-6006 3/2/2, Built 2007 Newly Remodeled $88,000 100% Financing Avail. (352) 400-0230 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. Condo for Sale 2/2 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street(352) 503-3294 Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. DEB INFANTINE 3 HOMES SOLD In December I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS3/2/1, 352-464-2514 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Family Room near shopping $850. (352)897-4447, 697-1384 Citrus Springs 4/2/2, Split Plan, Lg. FR $875/mo (352)341-1859 Citrus Springs 4/2/2, Split Plan, Lg. FR $875/mo (352)341-1859 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/2 $800. mo + sec. 850-371-1568 DUNNELLON 3/2/2RENT TO OWNClose to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm HOMOSASSA 3/2 LR, FR, DR, Kit., Sun Rm. FP, $700. + sec. Tom (920) 224-2513 INVERNESS 2/2/2 Detached home, Royal Oaks upgrds, clubhouse, pool, lawn serv, W/D. $800/mo. incls. cable /wter. Avail 2/20, 949-633-5633 INVERNESS 3/2/2 No pets. near hosp & Library $800. Mo. F/L/S (352) 527-9268 INVERNESS 4/1, $650 first lst & sec aft 2pm (352) 408-9470 INVERNESS 5/2, scr/porch $800 f/l $400 sec 352-422-2393 INVERNESS SUBSIDIZED RENTALS 3 & 4 BEDROOMS Starting @ $466 Mangr., Kim Trawick 352-726-3476. TDD 888-341-2355 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Sugarmill WoodsSpacious Ranch Villa 2/2/2, Lanai $750. mo + util (352) 382-8935 Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGS Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Pool Home on acre $699. Special. 1st last dep. bkgrd Ck 352-489-3997 Rooms For Rent CRYSTAL RIVERClean House, cable w/d, $115/ 125wkly $430/450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 Real Estate For Sale FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCH www. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. 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. WATERFRONT, EQUESTRIAN & INVESTMENT/ INCOME SALES Buyers Representative Concierge Level Service Andrea Migliaccioandreaworks 4u @gmail.com Sherri C. Parker & Assoc. Realtors, Direct 352-422-3261 Office 352-527-8090 www. sherricparker.com Real Estate For Rent ROLLING HILLS/HILLSIDE APARTMENTS 11150 Rolling Hills Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 000ANV8 Move In Special (352) 489-1021 Security Deposit $250 This Institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Call Monday Through Friday 8:00am 5:00pm Recent Foreclosures Welcome HUD VOUCHERS WELCOME!! CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR House $800., 352-563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 FLORAL CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR $450/$200 dp. incls Sat TV electric. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 HERNANDO 1 BR, Quiet Area, Near Lake $395., 228-2701 HOMOSASSA 1BR W&D, Boat Dock util. incld. $600. mo.+ sec., 352-628-6537 LECANTO Nice 1 Bedrm $500 352-613-6000. 216-0012 (352) 746-5238 MAYO DRIVEAPARTMENTS MOVE IN SPECIAL (352) 795-2626 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS LANDINGS 2/1.5 clean roomy, great location $550/mo F/L/S No smoke/No pets (352) 341-1847 Duplexes For Rent INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,nosmk/pets $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 INVERNESS 2/2 Townhouse, new appls & carpet, W/D trash incld $600 mo + sec. (352) 344-4290 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses FLORA CITY3/1 large scr porch private 1/2 acre, 2 sheds,new appls, part furn. $585/mo. 5310 S. Bass Terr (352) 503-6703 FLORAL CITY1 bedroom. 1 bath. On Withlapopka Island, 900 sq ft. fenced yard, $550 includes water, electric and cable. first month and $250 Deposit due on move in. Call 813 731-5347 for appointment. INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,pets, nosmk $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 INVERNESS Country Living on large -acre lot. 3BR, 2BA home. Garden area, fenced area, Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. RENT SPECIAL Security dep. pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 352-476-4964 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 Fl. Rm, CHA,Shed, $525. mo352-795-9060 Mobile Homes For Sale Beautiful 1 owner, older Doublewide, Home in Forestview Park new appls, new roof and AC, Priced to Sell! (352) 503-2154 LAND-N-HOME FLORAL CITY BIG HOME! The Entertainer, over 2000 sq. ft., 4/2, large family room. Home in great shape on quiet paved road near chain of lakes ONLY $59, 900. or $2,250 down & 395/mo. W.A.C.Call 352-621-3807 Palm Harbor Homes NEW HOME STIMULUS $5k for your used Mobile Home any condition 800-622-2832 x 210 Waterfront Mobile For Rent HOMOSASSA 2/2 carport nicely furn on Homosassa River w/dock no pet f/l/s sht/long term $850 352-220-2077 Waterfront Mobile For Sale FLORAL CITY 2/2 carport on canal, 2 sheds,, furnished scr patio $44,900. Poss. Own Fin 440-225-8618 Mobile Homes and Land 2/2 SW Homosassaon Fecnced acre $39,900. Cash $45,900 if financed $5,000 down (352) 527-3204 3/2, 1,800 Sq Ft,Fenced Yard, $5,000 down $525. mo HOMOSASSA (352) 302-9217 BEST OF THE BESTNew 2012 Jacobsen Custom 28 x 52, 3/2 big eat in kitchen, 2x6 construction, OSB wrap, 5 yr. warranty, elongated toilet, china sinks, storm door. Large rooms. Must see before you buy anything else. Only $46,900 or $1,800 down $298.89/mo W.A.C. Call 352-621-9181 Crystal River Rent to Own ? 2/1 DW, remodeled, clean & private, 1/2 ac. trees price neg .352 795-0898 Hernando, Pine Crest Estates, Doublewide 2BR/2BA, Fla. rm, carport, front porch, fully furn., 2485 Treasure Pt. Must see. 269-250-0950 HERNANDO, RENT TO OWN, 2BR, 2BA, single wide on 1/2 acre mol. Partially remodelled $3,000 down, $295 mo (352) 726-9369 Hernando-Forest Lake North,2/2 DW,very nice,HA,1.25 acre $5900 dwn,$500 mo. Owner Financing 352-637-5143 Homosassa 2 bedroom, 1 bath close to river, screen porch, appliances, $35,000 owner financing available 352-503-7948 HOMOSASSA 3394 Arundel Terr 3/2, lamaniate & tile floors, All appls. CHA New Roof, $1500 moves you in $650/month Rent to Own Tony Tubolina Brk Owner(727) 385-6330 Inverness 3/2 bath home Deerwood sub. just under an acre Has roof over. No Realtors. $33,500 352-476-4374 INVERNESS Move in neat 2 bath SW w/extra rooms, nice area, fenced $35K Owner (352) 341-1569 Northwest Citrus County 2 bedroom. 1.5 bath. Mobile Home on 1 acre, high and dry, shaded lot, shed, paved road -$44,900 or make offer. Possible owner financing. 352-795-9908 Mobile Homes In Park 2/2 on Lake Rousseau. Was $27,500 NOW $19,900 Low Lot Rent $240/m2003 Mobile Home. Used Seasonally Owner bought a house, our lost is your gain. (352) 817-1987, (207) 546-6115 Forest View 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 55+ Park Beautiful 1344 sq ft many upgrades $19900 352 794 3519 HOMOSASSAS Best Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park352 628-5977 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 Oak Pond/Inverness Well maint 2/2 extra long covered carport lrg shed lanai,& lrg lot. up graded kit part furn (352) 344-1632 Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 I WANT TO BUY Your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, BOAT, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or More. (813) 458-0584 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 WANTED Old Radio Tubes, vacuum tubes, stereos and electronic parts (352) 419-9320 Pets BEAGLE PUPPIES 8 wks on 2/15 4 females 1 male $125., also have 3 Bloodhound/beagle mix 10wks old $50.obo 386-344-4218 or 386-344-4219 Pair of large Iguanas with cage, M&F, go to same home, $100 for all (352) 344-5436 Yorkie pups CKC, 8 wks March 1st, females $600 males $550. Judy, (352) 344-9803 Livestock 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 Mobile Homes For Rent C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTAL RIVERNice 2/1, close to everything. $500. + Sec. (352)446-3933 352-794-3323 FLORAL CITY 3/1 flrm. fenced yd sm. pet ok $575 incls water/trash 726-5062 HERNANDO 2/1 $400 mo+dep 352-201-2428 HERNANDO 3/2, 2-acre lot, Cent. Air, Washer/Dryer Storage, $625 mo. No pets, (352) 860-0904 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Furnished, 1BR home with central A/C $600. 352-476-4964 MINI FARMS2/1/2, w/ Carport, Fend $550. (352) 795-7335 Mobile Homes For Sale ATTENTION LAND OWNERS JACOBSEN NEW 2012 5 yr. warranty, 3/2, 2 x 6 construction, upgrade insulation, appliance pkg. Delivered & set up with A/C & heat, steps & skirting only $279.19./mo. W.A.C. Includes first year on homeowner Ins.Call 352-621-9181 AWESOME DEALS Owner Finance $500 Down 1/1 remod. $5k 1/1 remd carprt $6k Financing Available 55+ Park clean quiet C.R/Homosassa area Owner 352-220-2077 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Bank authorized liquidator.We Always have new inventory, Call 352-621-9183 or come by Taylor Made Homes Homes from $1,000 up! 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 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! Coins BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. We Also Buy Gold Jewelry Beating ALL Written Offers. (352) 228-7676 HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments NEWACOUSTIC GUITAR,SOLID SITKA SPRUCE&GOLD GROVERS! $100 352-601-6625 NEWELECTRIC LAP STEEL GUITAR W/CASE,CORD &FREE AMP! $100 352-601-6625 CLARINET Martin Freres Classic Made in France $85 (352) 527-1193 CLARINET Rusg Tone, USA $85 (352) 527-1193 Guitar Gig Bag $10. 352-419-4464 OLD,OLD,OLD ACCORDION WITH CASE NEEDS WORK ONLY $100,00 464-0316 Fitness Equipment ELECTRIC TREADMILL ALL ELECTRONICS TIME DISTANCE CALORIES ONLY 100.00 464-O316 Hang Up boots good 4 back w/ instructions $50 freedomway1@g mail.com Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 CLUB CAR$650 with charger 352-344-8516 CLUB CAR $1,500, with charger 352-344-8516 Club Car Precedent, electric, new batteries, #48 volt,windshield $2400. (352) 795-7193 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 GOLF CLUBS new & used $100. (352) 795-0558 MOSSBERG SHOT GUN 3.5 mag. 2 barrels, Camo like new never used $400 obo (352) 634-5565 PHEONIX 22 SEMI AUTO Pistol with Satin finish and in very good shape.$99 text or leave message 352-535-0048 Pool Tablefull size, exc cond. balls, ceiling light $250 (352) 726-5280 Trailmate3 wheel Bicycle-Joyrider, low to ground, with a full seat inc back support $225 (352) 341-7718 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers EZ PULL TRAILERS, New & Used Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches 7 x 20 5 ton Equip trailer, Reg. $3295 Now $2995 5 x 8 used encl. cargo trailer $895. Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 GULF TO LAKE TRAILER SALES Largest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $1050. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1950. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Baby Items HIGH CHAIR. Baby trends. Excellent condition. Adjustable w/ removable tray. $30. Call (352) 201-6967 Nice wood Baby crib and a Graco baby stroller both like new for $100. 352-535-0048 Sell or Swap 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 Clothing MENS HONDO BOOTS Tan Cowboy boots barely broken in size 9D $100 352-746-5984 General 2 unframed glass mirrors in exc. cond (1) 66x42 & the other 42x36 $45 bothCitrus Hills Hernando/ must pick up (352) 341-4103 2nd Hand StoreOpen Tues-Sat 9a-5p Furn, Appliances, tools, clothing, misc. Items, @ N. Maynard & Hwy 44 1/4 mi E. of Stokes FLea BICYCLE New boys 16 inch huffy bike. $30.00 ca ll 352 726 5753 Blinds 95x80 $30. Blazers, yellow & green Ladies sz 14 $10 ea. 2 gal fish tank w/acc. $8.(352) 291-1556 CEMETERY SPRING TIME WREATH/STAND $100 HANDCRAFTED E-MAIL PHOTO 419-5981 CHANDELIER 5 LIGHT, BRONZE METAL, UMBER COLORED GLASS, EXCEL CONDITION $90 727.857.6583 CROSCILL QUEEN BEDSPREAD-matching shams & pillows -excellent -Aqua floral $20. 352 382 0220 FOLD-A-CART HOLDS 6 CU FT GOOD FOR GARDINING/MARINA FOLD FLAT EXCEL CON $75 727.857.6583 GLASS 6 TANK FOR REPTILES (LEAKS) 25.00 OBO INVERNESS 352-478-6060 HOOKED RUG Partially finished area sized hooked rug with wool, dyes, lap frame and strip slitter. $25 352-344-4157 ICE CHEST 12 GAL RUBBERMAID, NEW CONDITION $13 (352) 382-1154 ICE MACHINE Hoshizaki KML-450MAH ICE MACHINE EXCELENT CONDITION COMES WITH 500 POUND BIN $1500 352-726-7790 MAYO CLINIC HEALTH BOOK HARD COVER In excellent condition-$20 352 382 0220 Sanford Davis Tri-pod $50. Bogan 3051 Pro-Tri-Podw/head$70. Gitzo Tri-Pod head $40. Lrg reflector $15. fold type writing table $10 hand crafted posing bench $35. (352) 697-2452 SHARPER IMAGE SUPERWAVE OVEN. Tabletop,$50.call 352-344-3472 SHARPER SUPERWAVE OVEN Tabletop,cooks with Halogen,confection.$50 352-344-3472 STAINLESS STEEL CAGE Roomy vet type cage,See thru door. good cond.$25.00 firm 352-513-4473 TOOL CHEST, 24 GAL RUBBERMAID, LIKE NEW $18 (352) 382-1154 Towle Candlelight Sterling 10 pl. setting (352) 382-5715 VERTICAL BLINDS 118x79 VALANCE, ALL HARDWARE. EXEC CON. IVORY/TAUPE $75 727.857.6583 VINTAGE SONY PS-X55 TURNTABLE/RECORD PLAYER Excellent condition-works! MAKE OFFER~352-637-3636 Wood Flooring by Bruce,Planks 3x3/8x random lengths Med.Oak 25Ft. NEW in box $59 352-382-3650 Business Equipment TATTOO CHAIR $400 firstname.lastname@example.org Turn Key Buz Pressure Cleaning & Painting Bus. ALL Equip in 2002 Ford Cargo Van, all built inside $5 K 352-382-4770 Medical Equipment BEDSIDE COMODE/ CRUCHES ,TALL bedside comode,cruches,wheelchair couchon.$45 352-344-3472 Celebrity heavy duty, 4 wheel scooter, like new, $500. obo (352) 637-2942 Jet 3 Power Wheel Chair great shape, with leg extensions barely used blue, $475. 464 0316 Furniture Entertainment Centerlight oak color, glass doors and shelves nice condition $35. 352-621-0175 Executive Chair, black $40. 2 Recliners, two, custom made, white rattan soft multi color strip $200 ea Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 Granite top Dining Rm. table w/6 leather chairs, matching side board (buffet) matching coffee table & end tables $1500 will sell separate (352) 586-6746 KIng Size Mattress Stearns & Foster, like new 1 yr. old ..new pd $1660. sell $850. (352) 382-3494 KITCHEN TABLE 48 inch birdseye maple table, two leaves, six chairs-one needs repair $150.00 obo 352-503-2226 Mahogany Curio cabinet-6x3, 5 shelves lighted,lock & key excellent cond. $200 (352) 563-5634 NEW AMISH QUILT QUEEN, DOUBLE WEDDING RING greens on cream. Very pretty. Not Chinese. $300 352-897-4154 Oak Bar L shape, 4x5, formica top, exc cond. w 2 bar stools $500. call 7a-7pm (352) 465-2823 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 ROCKER/RECLINER green. good condition. $75 352 527-7183 ROCKING CHAIR blue upholstered rocking chair with ottoman $50.00 obo 352-503-2226 SOFA, Hunter Green Leather, perfect condition changing decor $400 (352) 344-2246 Solid Cherry Dining room set with 8 chairs $450-1729 W Gulf-to Lake, lLecanto, FL Tan Leather Couch love seat chair & ottoman, Sony Entertainment center w/2 large speakers .$500. (352) 344-5161 VINTAGE MARBLE TABLE/LAMP gold toned. $100.00 352.270.7420 VINTAGE ROUNDBACK CHAIRS blue seat, wicker inserts. $100. 352.270.7420 Garden/Lawn Supplies 4 WHEEL GARDEN CART 1000 pound capacity. Hand pull or tow. Good condition. $50.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 2005 HUSQVARNA TRIMMER Model 125L Very Good condition. $50.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 2005, 42 Cut Sears Lawn Tractor Great condition small hole in deck $500.obo (352) 302-0648 2007 4 HP TROY BUILT EDGER/TRENCHER Model 554 Very Good condition. $75.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 2009 JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACTOR 19.5 HP engine with 60 hours, plus extras, in excellent condition. $800. Telephone 352 382-2591 2011 BRINLY LAWN PLUG AERATOR Excellent Condition $75.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 CHICKEN MANURE/FERTILIZER (25 bags avail) time to prepare your soil! 20 lb bag, $4.00 352-563-1519 Craftsman Lawn Tractor, 18H, 42 cut a utomatic, with yard trailer, $500. obo (352) 637-2942 GAS GRILL Char-Broil Quickset gas grill. Shelf on both sides. Has cover. $75.00 OBO 352-746-4028 Lawn Roller 800lb pull with lawn tractor $150. (352) 628-5708 TRAIL BEHIND BROADCAST SPREADER. Used 2x new in 2011. Good for grass seed, fertilizer, etc. $120. Call 352 746-1017 TRAILER Open trailer 6X 16 Mesh gate, solid wood floor, double axel, new tires, good condition. $1000.00 Pics available. Call 352-563-5259 Tools CRAFTSMAN SHAPER 1/2 HP. 1/2 SHAFT 3450RPM W/ACC. + STAND $275 (352) 795-1510 OVER THE TRUCK BED TOOL BOX heavy plastic from Delta,$75.00 or Best offer, 2top entry doors. 352-513-4473 TVs/Stereos 65 PROJECTION TV works great $400 352.270.7420 FLOOR ONYSTERIO COMPUTERMONITERWURLITZERTABLEJUKEB floor model sterio 5cd changer cass player $125. computer moniter 19 $50 table jukebx cd player/radio.yes $70 352 249-0815 Building Supplies CEMENT MIXER 1/4 BAG ELECTRIC. $75 (352) 795-1510 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 HP Computer for sale exc cond$100. (352)586-6891 Xbox, controller, original 9 games $75. cash (352) 220-4483 Furniture THOMASVILLE END TABLE Beautiful solid dark oak traditional table. Addtl avail. 99.00 352-726-9132 THOMASVILLE TABLE Solid wood coffee table.Pristine Condition! Additional tables available. 99.00 352-726-9132 *GARDEN DESIGN QUALITY WOOL AREA RUG MULTI COLOR 7.9X9.9FT $100 634-2004 1 Victorian Ladies Chair $50 3 Armish Ladder back cane bottom chair $150 all 3 Call after 10a Sun. (352) 621-3135 2 BLACK LAMPS 6ft hi metal, elegant,glass shelves $50 freedomway email@example.com 2 piece Red contemp sofa & love seat, 1 year old $700. 2 contemporary bar stools $125. ( 352) 257-3802 5 PIECE BLONDE BEDROOM SUITE bed, mirrored headboard, mirrored dresser, armoire, nightstand, entertainment center. $500. 352.270.7420 $175 PRIDE LIFT CHAIR Needs minimal cleaning. Large oak entmnt center w/ shelves and doors $150 Brand new sofa bed pastels and blue $200 (352) 419-4513 aft-9 am Antique Wash Stand w/ mirror and claw feet $300 Antique 3 drawer chest with mirror $200 Call for email pics. (352) 746-0183 Are U Moving? Estate? In home liquidations? MARTINS Estate & Consign 352-209-4945 CATHIS ATTIC Offering New and Used Quality Furniture & Accessories, 352-513-4802 Cherry wood Queen Anne Glass Coffee Table, oval $250 Excellent Condition (352) 527-4389 COMPUTER DESK & chair/mat/keyboard mouse/speakers $75. all or separate.LIKE NEW 352-621-0175 Couch w/ reclining ends $300. obo. Single Recliner $200 obo both good cond. (352) 382-3280 COURISTAN CARPET 8FT ROUND, RED, BLACK,BEIGE PATTERN LIKE NEW $100 634-2004 Deacons Bench 4ft maple $125. Ladies roll top desk, blond $150. Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 Dinette Set, Light wood, octagon shape, & leaf 42W with 4 swivel chairs $150 (352) 527-4910 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Blonde Wood $400. (352) 726-9587
C12 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY28, 2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Lien Notices 557-0228 TUCRN 3/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the vehicle described below under Florida Statutes 713.78. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on Sat., March 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. on the premises where said vehicle have been stored and which are located at Smittys Auto, Inc. 4631 W Cardinal St, Homosassa, Citrus County Florida, the following: 2001 Pontiac Firebird 2G2FS32K012132717 Purchase must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. Vehicle sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Feb. 28, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 558-0306 TUCRN Toland, Richard Warren 2011-CP-593 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-593 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD WARREN TOLAND Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard Warren Toland, deceased, whose date of death was June 27, 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 February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ HENRY L. STAUFFER 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 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 559-0306 TUCRN Guenette, Leonide P. 2012-CP-83 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-83 IN RE: ESTATE OF LEONIDE P. GUENETTE Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Leonide P. Guenette, deceased, whose date of death was October 8, 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 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 February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ LEONARD L. GUENETTE, SR. 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 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 560-0306 TUCRN Conrady, Teresa 2012 CP 8 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CP 8 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF TERESA CONRADY a/k/a TERESA MAE BANKS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the ESTATE OF TERESA CONRADY a/k/a TERESA MAE BANKS, deceased, File Number 2012 CP 8, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. 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 the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this Notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: CRAWFORD W. BANKS 62 S. Myles Pt., Lecanto, FL 34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ JEROME ROTENBERG, ESQUIRE Carney & Associates, P.A. 7655 W Gulf to Lake Hwy., Suite 2, Crystal River, Florida 34429 352-795-8888 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 561-0306 TUCRNChambers, Robert Donald 2012 CP 71 Notice to Cred. (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012 CP 71 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT DONALD CHAMBERS A/K/A ROBERT D. CHAMBERS 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 ROBERT DONALD CHAMBERS a/k/a ROBERT D. CHAMBERS, deceased, File Number 2012 CP 71, 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 December 11, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $33,757.20 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order is: John E. Chambers, 1020 Cedar Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34452 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 PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. 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 February 28, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ John E. Chambers 1020 Cedar Avenue, Inverness, FL 34452 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, FL 34453 Telephone: (352) 726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org February 28 and March 6, 2012. 562-0306 TUCRN Wemmerus, Arthur M. 2012 CP 16 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012 CP 16 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARTHUR M. WEMMERUS A/K/A ARTHUR MICHAEL WEMMERUS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Arthur M. Wemmerus a/k/a Arthur Michael Wemmerus, deceased, whose date of death was November 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 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 February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Gerard F. Wemmerus a/k/a Gary Wemmerus 12708 Groveside Avenue, La Mirada, California 90638 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John A. Nelson, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0727032 Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: email@example.com February 28 and March 6, 2012. 563-0306 TUCRNStanko, John 2012-CP-25 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division Case No. 2012-CP-25 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN STANKO a/k/a JOHN M. STANKO a/k/a JOHN MARTIN STANKO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN STANKO a/k/a JOHN M. STANKO a/k/a JOHN MARTIN STANKO, deceased, whose date of death was November 25, 2011, 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 564-0306 TUCRN Veltman, Ernest P. 2012-CP-73 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-73 IN RE: ESTATE OF ERNEST P. VELTMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ernest P. Veltman, deceased, whose date of death was January 28, 2012, 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 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 February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Ernest K. Veltman 3667 West Whippoorwill Street, Lecanto, Florida 34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ R. Shawn Fitzpatrick Florida Bar No. 40999 352-726-1821 FITZPATRICK & FITZPATRICK, P.A 213 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34450-4239 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 565-0306 TUCRNSimmerman, Quincy Lee 2011-CP-575 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-575 IN RE: ESTATE OF QUINCY LEE SIMMERMAN, 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 Quincy Lee Simmerman, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-575, 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 April 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: CYNTHIA ELDER, 2707 NAN DRIVE, OCOEE, FL 34761 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 February 28, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Cynthia Elder 2707 Nan Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 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 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 566-0306 TUCRNStone, Donald Willard 2011-CP-856 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-856 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD WILLARD STONE, 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 Donald Willard Stone, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-856, 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 April 23, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $75,000.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Nancy Jean Stone, Trustee of the Donald Willard Stone Trust Agreement 1550 East Pacific Lane, Inverness, FL 34453 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 February 28, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Nancy Jean Stone 1550 East Pacific Lane, Inverness, Fl 34453 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 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 567-0306 TUCRN Ecsedy, Evelyn 2011-CP-882 Notice To Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-882 IN RE: ESTATE of EVELYN ECSEDY, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Evelyn Ecsedy,deceased, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-882,, 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 SO FILED 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 the first publication of this Notice is February 28, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Steven R. Ecsedy 333 Vincelette Street, Apt. 28, Bridgeport, CT 06606 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Fla. Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone:(352) 726-1211 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 568-0306 TUCRNSaumanis, Lucija 2011-CP-913 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-913 IN RE: ESTATE OF LUCIJA SAUMANIS, 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 Lucija Saumanis, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-913, 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 13, 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: Jeffrey Saumanis, 706 Promontory Drive West, Newport Beach, CA 92660 David Saumanis, 6104 Clearwater Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079 Kristina Saumanis, PO Box 1287, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 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 February 28, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Kristina Saumanis PO Box 1287, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 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 February 28 and March 6, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 the Decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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 February 28, 2012. Personal Representative DENISE CARPENTER 5802 East Fun Court, Inverness, FL 34453 Attorney for Personal Representative James David Green, Esq. Florida Bar Number 0241430 GREEN & GREEN, P.A. 9030 W. Fort Island Trail #5, Crystal River, FL 34429-8011 Tel: 352/795-4500 Fax: 352/795-3300 February 28 and March 6, 2012. 569-0228 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Discount Tree Service located at 7747 East Pine Lake Lane, Floral City, FL 34436, in the County of Citrus, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Floral City, FL, this 23 day of Feb., 2012. /s/ Scott Evan Graver Owner Feb. 28, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Surplus Property 900-0229 DAILY CRN Surplus Prop. PUBLIC NOTICE The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners will be selling surplus property and equipment via the internet at govdeals.com from Jan. 15 until Feb. 29, 2012. Jan. 15 thru Feb. 29, 2012 Motorcycles Harley 00 Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo. (352) 489-0873 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds Sport/Utility Vehicles GMC 2000 Yukon 4x4 V-8 Gas, One Owner, Non-Smoker, never used off-road, Runs, drives great,Great Condition, 140k miles, $6,500 obo 352/586-8880 HYUNDAI Santa Fe 23,670K mi loaded w all acc. 242 hp V6, leather warranty transferable $18,500 (352) 465-5501 4x4s CHEVROLET 2000 CK2500 PICK-UP 127K,EXT CAB, LONG BED,AUTO,AC,CRUISE,TILT, AM/FM BILL @352/860-2131 JEEP Cherokee, 159K mi., runs good, 4 DR, 4 x 4, 9 Lift on 35, $2,250. obo (352) 345-6499 Trucks FORD Lariat F 350 DRW 7.3 turbo diesel super cab 84K mis. exc cond $14K call Bob(352) 794-3142 FORD RANGER 99lg bed w/topper, super clean, 129K miles, manual trans. well maint. good mpg. new stereo.$3000 Call Doug 352-794-3463 GMC Sierra 1500 white, like new only 10K mi., long bed, bed liner, chrome & tow pkg. Must See KBB Sug. Ret. $16,700. Asking $15,500 obo (352) 634-4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org TOYOTA TUNDRA06, Contractor Model 76K miles. Blue book $12K ,sell $10K. (352) 566-8022 Vehicles Wanted BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYS AUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars Chrysler Sebring TouringConvertible,34k miles, loaded, $14,250firm 352-897-4520 BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org BUICK 97LeSabre,100+K mi loaded, white, 4 dr. $2495. Riverhaven (352) 628-7077 Citrus Sale CenterWe buy/sell/trade clean pre-owned vehicles! 02 Ford Quad CabTruck F-150 Cab$4999 07 Nissan Murano $14,900 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser $6,499 06 Grand Marquis $13,200 low miles Call 352-400-1038 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature, 37K miles, looks, drives even smells like new. $16,500. (352) 746-1184 MERCEDES S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto Saturn Sedan2000, 31 mpg, runs, looks good, automatic, cold air, cruise $3800 (352) 302-2028 VOLKSWAGON, green Cabrio convertible, a/c 52K mi garage kept $4,800 (352) 287-5423 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Mercedes 82380 SL, 105K mi., both tops exc. cond., runs good, no dents or rust $7500 obo 352 746-6925 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 Trucks BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org CHEVROLET Silverado, 1,500 LT crew cab, 5.3 V8, trailing pkg, clothe trim $26,000 (352) 344-0089 Citrus Sale CenterWe buy/sell/trade clean pre-owned vehicles! 02 Ford QuadCab F-150 Truck $4999 07 Nissan Murano $14,900 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser $6,499 06 Grand Marquis $13,200 low miles Call 352-400-1038 FORD 02F150 Lariat SuperCrew Cab.Orig.owner, only 53K miles, very clean, garaged, white, many extras $12,950 (352) 628-7898 FORD 2002 Ranger ONE OWNER, 159K ALL HIGHWAY MILES CLEAN, A/C POWER WINDOWS & DOORS. CD PLAYER, BEDLINER. NEW TIRES email@example.com FORD 2004, E 350 Moving Box Truck w/ Ramp, under 27K miles, AC, dual rear wheels, Asking, $12,000 obo 352-634-1041 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 Boats Angler Model 2500walk around, purchased New March 2009 paid $54,520. twin eng. 115 Yamaha warnty 3/15 (14 hrs ) ESTATE PRICE $37,500 859-229-5667 BAYLINER 15Bass or Pleasure, 50hp Force. very low hrs. all like new $3500 firm (352) 341-1569 CAROLINA SKIFF2001 19 foot Excellent condition, 90 hp Yamaha, bimini, radio, depth finder, includes trailer with new tires. $7500.00 obo 352-895-2382 ask for Bill COBIA 21FT, Open Fisherman, w/Evinrude Sea-Pro and trailer, good cond. $1,800. (352) 726-8262 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 HOUSE BOAT 30 ft fiberglass, hrd wood flrs, & moreLive Aboard or enjoy weekends in Paradise $12,800(423) 320-3008 Jon Boat 16 Alum trolling motor & battery, good cond. $250 .(352) 634-5565 MONARCH 20 ftPontoon Boat, new deck,carpet, & seats, 75H Merc. mtr. $5,400 (703) 220-5916 cell Pontoon Boat 24 150 hp Evinrude Party Boat $3500 (352) 628-5218 STARCRAFT1966 15 Ft Fiberglass 1979 Johnson 35 HP outboard motor 1997 Sportsman trailer $1000.00 585-259-4184 TUNNEL HULL G3, 90 hp Yamaha, jack plate, rods, cooler, live well, camo interior Galv trailer, low hrs 4 blade prop $10,500 352 489-1403 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) YACHTSMAN24 Pontoon 70 HP Ev. T/T, cust. trlr, bimini top, stored inside $4,200/bo Includes Jet Ski, Homa. (231) 852-0061 Recreation Vehicles 2001 38 ft Holiday Rambler, Cummings diesel,2 slides, fully loaded,sell or trade property $60000 859-814-3573 2010 MONTANAMountaineer 5th wheel 36ft., 3 slides,loaded used 1 season. like new Hickory Addition $32,500 (419) 307-8954 Bounder Fleetwood 32 1994 454 engine loaded, self contained,$9,750 352-795-6736 Holiday Rambler ,38 7.5 gen.super slide, air lever, a/c susp. loaded call for details $41K (352) 746-9211 I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 SUNSEEKER 29 ft. Class. C., nearly all options, generator, needs awning fabric, no smoke,33k mi. Reduce $24K, 464-0316 Campers/ Travel Trailers 05 SUNNYBROOK 365th whl,2 slides,king bed,like new,heated tks, 60 amp service oak cab $39,900 352-382-3298 32 5th Wheel $1800 (352) 634-5565 Coachmen Catalina 25 5th wheel 2 slide outs, fully equipped$8500 obo 352-382-4084/422-2961 Gulf SteamCoach 25 model 24RBL, slps upto 6 gas & elect appls & heat, shower/toliet $6900 (352) 341-1714 I BUY RVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Open Road Pilgrim 05, 5th whl. 32 2 slides, deluxe Kit. new awning & a/c, amfmw/TV $14K (317) 407-4542 Reese Tow power hitch, max weight 7500 lbs, fits various pick ups. $10 0 (352) 341-1714 Travel Trailer 34 slide room, W/D, dishwash, hard wood flrs, Q bed $12,900 cell (813) 699-2262 Auto Parts/ Accessories CAR CREEPER, NEW CONDITION $18 SET OF CAR RAMPS $22 (352) 382-1154 Citrus County Homes Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Condos For Sale INVERNESS 2/2/1 Superbly maintained, 1381 Sqft, Oak floors, Florida room, dining room, extra pantries, partially furnished. Pictures avail 631 Whispering Pines Blvd. 352-726-9983 INVERNESS Nice 2/2/1 new carpet tile & paint. Whispering Pines Villas furnished $69,900 (352) 726-8712 Out of Town Real Estate 20 Acres-Live on Land NOW!! Only $99/mo $0 Down, Owner Finance.NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www. sunsetranch es.com GENTLEMANS FARM FOR SALE stable w/bath and equipment barn on 2+/ Acres in Chatham, VA. $148,900. Agnes Dowdy & Associates Real Estate (434)851-8522 photos at www. AgnesDowdyRE.com Waterfront Grand Opening Sale! One Day Only -Sat March 10th New Log Cabin on 2+ Acres w/200+ FT DOCKABLE WF Only $74,500. Save tens of thousands on new log cabin w/dockable lake frontage on one of Alabamas premier recreational lakes. Excellent financing. Call now (866)952-5302, x151 Time Share MANHATTAN CLUB Most in Demand Time Share in NYC. Premier location. Full Amenities. Split Wk Silver Pkg. Sleeps 4, World Wide R.C.I. Program. 1week banked, to be used in 2012. Private individuals only. $18K Contact Stephenaitken@ optonline.net or call: 631-567-5928 Waterfront Homes Homosassa-Riverhaven Village on water, 3/2+ bath,river room,lanai-ft and back,dock, many upgrades, beautiful home. $260,000. Go to forsalebyowner.com Listing 23023708 or call 352-628-9647 Realtors 2.5% Join us to Pre-view Homes for sale Feb 28th &March 13th Office Open 7 Days a Week Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Lots For Sale Homosassa 1.6 Acres on Hwy 19 Wet Lands, next to Bowling Alley, $15,000 Owner Finance 352-621-1664 SUGARMILL WOODS Fringetree St, 100 W x 120 deep. Ready to build $9,999. (352) 503-6980 SUGARMILL WOODS. BUILDING LOT ON OAK VILLAGE $20K firm 43 Vinca St (352) 726-9587