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N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterCITRUS SPRINGS If the size of the scar determined the scope of its impact on a persons life, then the one on Jerry Husfelts lower back shouldnt even be worth mentioning. Just four inches, pale white, and after 14 years, hardly noticeable. But a back injury and subsequent surgery left him with a permanent four-inch reminder that sometimes the plans we make can be interrupted and forever altered in an instant. All I ever wanted to be was a cop, ever since I was a kid, said 40-yearold Husfelt from his home in Citrus Springs. I had friends whose dads were cops, and my first father-inlaw was with the Philly highway patrol. He bought my gun for me. At 18, his plans to go into law enforcement took a slight detour when his son was born and he and his first wife got married. He needed to work to support his new family and trained as a certified nursing assistant. He went to work at a nursing home facility in Inverness, along with his wife and both of his parents. But he still wanted to be a cop. When he was able to swing it, while continuing his day job, Husfelt enrolled in the law enforcement academy at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, putting in the long hours and graduating proudly in 1994. After putting in applications wherever he could, one day he got a call from the Crystal River Police Department offering him a position. He was ecstatic. He was finally going to do what he had dreamed of all his life. About a week or so later, Nov. 2, 1996, as he delivered meal trays to patients, he stepped on wet carpeting maintenance had just INSIDE MARCH 19, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 225 50 CITRUS COUNTY Sweet Sunday: Gators dominate Norfolk, Bulls battle Ohio /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics....................B8 Crossword................B7 Editorial..................A10 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies......................B8 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B7 Classifieds................B9 MONDAYHIGH 83 LOW 57 Mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning NEWS BRIEF SO YOU KNOW Due to technical failure, the primary email server for the Citrus County Chronicle is out of service. In the interim, those wishing to email the Chronicle should use these addresses for the following departments: Newsroom: news deskchronicle @gmail.com. Sports: chronicle. sports@hotmail. com. Circulation: circulationchronicle @gmail.com. Advertising: advertising chronicle@ gmail.com. The Chronicle regrets the inconvenience. COMING TOMORROW: Beach work County closes Fort Island Gulf Beach to add more sand./ Tuesday Welcome back, Dennis C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterPINE RIDGE Those who helped with the search for Dennis Williams, 52, a developmentally disabled man who went missing Feb. 18, were more than happy when they heard the news he was found safe and sound in Tallahassee. They decided to throw a party in his honor to welcome the much-loved man back to Citrus County. Williams was reported missing to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office on Monday, Feb. 20, after he did not show up for his volunteer job at Nature Coast Ministries two days prior. Marianne Parker, the ministries office manager and Wandering yet well known, missing man returns from Tallahassee ONLINE POLL: Your choice?Whats your opinion on daylight-saving time? A. Id like lawmakers to abandon it for one year then let voters decide if itd be good to make that permanent. B. The time change is in the best interest of public safety. C. I hate it because I can never figure out how to set the clock in my vehicle. To vote, visit www. chronicleonline.com. Click on the word Opinion in the menu to see the poll. Results will appear next Monday. Find last weeks online poll results./ Page A4 Whispering Pines to close tennis courts The tennis courts at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness will be closed from March 20 through April 12 for light retrofitting. For details, call the city of Inverness Parks & Recreation Department at 352-726-3913. Life interrupted If only thoughts haunt wreck survivor N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff Writer HOMOSASSA H er youngest daughter, Elizabeth, was about to be married. The invitations had been sent, the dress ready to be worn. Peggy Gause, her husband Rodney, 21-year-old Elizabeth and 3-year-old Bella, Elizabeths daughter, were on their way to Charleston, S.C. Elizabeths fianc, Patrick, was graduating from the Citadel. It was May 6 of last year. The wedding was to be in three weeks, Memorial Day weekend. They had stopped to eat at a Cracker Barrel, 20 minutes from their motel. It was raining, but not hard. They were happy, excited. Patrick was graduating, Bella was going to be a flower girl at her moms wedding. Everything changed in an instant. The next thing I knew, I woke up to my daughter screaming, Wheres Bella? Thats a mothers instinct when you hear your child scream, said Peggy Gause, 60, from her daughter Saras home in Homosassa. My husband was slumped over, and he was moving his finger back and forth. That was our signal that meant, Settle down; everythings OK. Thats all I remember, she said. See SURVIVOR / Page A5 DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Peggy Gause was traveling to Charleston, S.C., with her husband, daughter and granddaughter when they were involved in a tragic crash. Gause survived the accident, but her husband, Rodney Gause, and her daughter Elizabeth did not. Her granddaughter Bella was also injured. While Gause is still recovering from her serious injuries, she has to deal with the physical and mental scars. While her scars are not visible, the wounds she feels may never heal. Small scar, big change in life story DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Jerry Husfielt was young and strong, working his way through the police academy and hoping to follow the career he was sure was his calling. His life changed in a fraction of a second when he slipped and fell, injuring his lower back while working at a nursing home. After surgery, he was not able to return to the academy casting his life in a whole new direction. See CHANGE / Page A5 Whether its the pale spot on your leg or chin from shaving too close, a jagged red mark from a dog bite, the telltale zipper down your torso from open-heart surgery or any number of marks on your body we call scars, each one has a story behind it how it got there. Some scars and the stories behind them are lifealtering. Today concludes the Chronicles series of stories about local people whose scars drastically changed their lives. Dennis Williams, 52, center, is welcomed home by Marianne Parker, left, and Linda Malesky at the home of Lance and Linda Shaffer in Pine Ridge on Sunday. Williams, whos developmentally disabled, was found March 2 after he went missing Feb. 18. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle See WELCOME / Page A7 LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A5 COMING UP
Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. While most Americans are familiar with the Underground Railroad that helped Southern slaves escape north before the Civil War, the first clandestine path to freedom ran for more than a century in the opposite direction. Stories of that lesserknown railroad will be shared June 20 to 24 at the National Underground Railroad Conference in St. Augustine, Fla. The network of sympathizers gave refuge to those fleeing their masters, including many American Indians who helped slaves escape to what was then the Spanish territory of Florida. That lasted from shortly after the founding of Carolina Colony in 1670 to after the American Revolution. They escaped not only to the South but to Mexico, the Caribbean and the American West. And the railroad helps to explain at least in part why the lasting culture of slave descendants known as Gullah in South Carolina and Geechee in Florida and Georgia exists along the northeastern Florida coast. Its a fascinating story and most people in America are stuck they are either stuck on 1964 and the Civil Rights Act or they are stuck on the Civil War, said Derek Hankerson, who is a Gullah descendant and a small business owner in St. Augustine. We have been hankering to share these stories. Because there are few records, its unknown how many African slaves may have escaped along the railroad. But the dream of freedom in Florida did play a role in the 1739 Stono Rebellion outside Charleston, the largest slave revolt in British North America. Slaves likely started fleeing toward Florida when South Carolina was established in 1670, said Jane Landers, a Vanderbilt University historian who has researched the subject extensively. The first mention of escaped slaves in Spanish records was in 1687 when eight slaves, including a nursing baby, showed up in St. Augustine. Spain refused to return them and instead gave them religious sanctuary, and that policy was formalized in 1693. The only condition is those seeking sanctuary convert to Catholicism. It was a total shift in the geopolitics of the Caribbean and after that anyone who leaves a Protestant area to request sanctuary gets it, Landers said. That promise of freedom played an important role in the Stono Rebellion, when a group of about 20 slaves raided a store, collecting guns and other weapons, in September 1739. Mark Smith, a historian at the University of South Carolina, said the slave leaders were from what is now Angola in Africa. They were Catholic, because their homeland was at the time a Portuguese outpost. And they are thought to have been soldiers in their native land. They would have known about the rumor of freedom in Spanish Florida and decided to start the revolt Sept. 9, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They have a white flag, which is not a flag of surrender. Its a flag of celebrating Mary, and they shout Liberty. They are not revolting just as slaves, but as Catholic slaves, Smith said. At least 20 whites were killed in the rebellion. The militia later caught up with the slaves and 34 of them were killed. Some who escaped were found and executed later, although some apparently made it to safety in Florida because there are reports of more slaves arriving in St. Augustine in the ensuing days, Landers said. Gullah creole is still spoken in churches in northeastern Florida, Landers said. Hankerson, who grew up with stories of the Underground Railroad, said escaped slaves got help from American Indian tribes including the Creeks, the Cherokees and the Yemassee. They also advanced deeper into Florida and found refuge with the Seminoles. Except for about 20 years when the British held St. Augustine between the end of the French and Indian War and the end of the American Revolution, the Spanish policy of sanctuary remained in effect until 1790 when Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson convinced the Spanish crown to end it. Many runaways escaped amid the chaos and violence of the revolution, and keeping that corridor open could have drained the Southern colonies of slaves, Landers said. Unlike the Underground Railroad going north, the early network was more informal: Neither the slaves nor the indigenous tribes who helped them left written records, and there was no church structure like the Quakers organizing the effort, Landers said. Its unknown exactly how many stayed among the American Indians or how many died. The British saw slaves as property and labor for their plantations and offered rewards for their return. By contrast, Landers said, the Spanish believe the indigenous people and Africans could be converted and as such were humans and had families and souls to save. A2 M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE N ATION www.nutechhearing.com 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala Next to Chilis 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161C E G ulf to L ake H wy. I nverness 1/2 mile east of Walmart M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 685 00 LOOK No Small Print Style Pro DIGITAL / COMPACT WATER RESISTANT 8 BANDS WIRELESS VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE 3-YEAR WARRANTY YOUR CHOICE NO EXTRA CHARGES THIS WEEK ONLY C I C C I C CIC O P E N O P E N OPEN F I T F I T FIT 000AW39 Do You Have Sticker Shock? Dont Buy A Hearing Aid... Until youve seen what our engineers have created! DO YOU HAVE STICKER SHOCK EVEN AFTER DISCOUNTS ARE APPLIED? If so, call NuTech Hearing for a second opinion today! 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For a century before Revolution, underground railroad ran south Escaped slaves ... advanced deeper into Florida and found refuge with the Seminoles.
Surgeon general to spend time with wife DAYTONA BEACH Floridas outgoing surgeon general says his wifes cancer diagnosis made him want to spend more time with his loved ones. Dr. Frank Farmer of Ormond Beach resigned March 9 after less than a year as Floridas surgeon general and secretary of health. His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after Gov. Rick Scott appointed him last year. Farmer told The Daytona Beach News-Journal his wifes prognosis is good. Farmer said he accomplished his two goals as surgeon general: curtailing prescription drug abuse and streamlining the states health department.Sharpton plans rally for black teen slain SANFORD The Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a rally for a black Florida teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer. Sharpton will hold the rally Thursday at the First Shiloh Baptist Church in Sanford. No charges have been filed in the February death of 17year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community near Orlando. Martins family has criticized police for not arresting 28-yearold George Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting the teen but said he fired in self-defense. Zimmerman had called police to report a suspicious person walking through the neighborhood. The teen had gone to a convenience store for candy. Martins family said 911 calls show the teen was terrified as he tried to flee Zimmerman. I got pain, you got pain, we all got pain pain at the pump. With gas prices rising daily, its a pain thats not going to go away any time soon, and complaining and throwing a hissy fit wont change anything. (Ive tried.) Thanks to a visit with Mike Baker, service manager at Nick Nicholas Ford, and a nice lady on the phone at AAA, I learned some things that might bring some gas pain relief. Control your right foot. Baker said a drivers right foot is the biggest contributor to poor fuel economy. How you drive will affect it more than anything else, he said. He said anything over 55 or 60 miles per hour drops fuel economy, so watch your speed. Also, using cruise control, while convenient, uses steady acceleration on the gas pedal. Without it, you can back your foot off the gas pedal, he said. Lighten your load. If you dont need it, dont haul it. Dont keep a bunch of bricks or books in your trunk or use your car as a storage locker. The more weight you carry, the more fuel the vehicle uses. Also, Baker said, things like mud flaps or anything that changes the aerodynamics of the vehicle and causes drag will cause the gas gauge to go down more quickly. Maintenance 101: Dont neglect it. I told Baker I really, really hated paying for things like fuel and air filters because if you cant wear, drink or eat it, what fun is that? He said, Yes, but, and then explained without proper maintenance I would end up spending even more at the pump and in repair bills. He added keeping tire pressure consistent will help with fuel efficiency. Rita Armstrong, the nice lady at AAA, said to check your brakes. If theyre not properly adjusted, they can create drag, which wastes gas. Gas with ethanol good for corn growers, bad for car owners. The biggest problem is the quality of the fuel theyre selling is not good, regardless of the price, Baker said. The ethanol thats in the fuel doesnt burn as well as gasoline, so it leaves deposits and gives you poor fuel economy. To counterbalance it, there are additives you can add to your gas tank, either at the pump (like at Wal-Mart when the music goes do-do-do-do and a voice asks if you want to get better gas mileage press here), or you can buy a bottle of it at an auto parts store. It adds to your fuel expense, but it improves the fuel quality, Baker said. There are a few gas stations in the county that sell fuel without ethanol, but it costs more. Dont pump when hot. This doesnt refer to your temper, but the outside temperature, Armstrong said. Try not to fill your tank at the hottest point of the day, she said. Cooler temperatures keep gasoline at its densest state, giving you more gas for your money. She added, Consider the halfempty mark on your gas gauge as empty. The emptier the tank, the more it expands and the more gas youll need to fill it. Plus, it wont hurt as much to pay $20 rather than $40 or $50. Also, many stations charge less if you pay cash than if you use a credit or debit card, but that usually requires that you pay first. As with everything, you pay extra for convenience. Eat more fish (or chicken or bread or cheese). We like to buy fish from Harry in the seafood department at WinnDixie in Inverness, and while there on a recent visit I was introduced to Winn-Dixies fuelperks! feature on the stores customer reward card. For every $50 spent, you can save 5 cents or more per gallon (maximum of 20 gallons) at Shell. Is there stuff you want to know about? Have stuff you think people should know? Email your ideas to nkennedy@chronicle online.com for consideration. Around the COUNTY March food drive benefits pantryThe Citrus County Tax Collectors Office is sponsoring a food drive during March to collect nonperishable foods for We Care Food Pantry. Collection boxes are located at both offices in Inverness and Crystal River: Courthouse Annex, 201 N. Apopka Ave. in Inverness, or the West Citrus Government Center, 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River. The public is invited to donate canned goods and nonperishable food when coming to register a car, obtain a drivers license or conduct business with any of the offices at either site. The outreach is being done in conjunction with the Agriculture Council of Americas celebration of Agriculture Awareness in March. To spotlight agricultures contribution to Citrus County, a display that showcases what makes up Citrus County agriculture and where our food actually comes from is located at the tax collectors office in the Meadowcrest West Citrus Government Center. The tax collectors office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.SOWW group will meet March 19Citrus 20/20 Inc. Save Our Waters Week Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, Room 219, Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, off County Road 491. The meetings purpose is to plan and coordinate activities for Citrus Countys annual Save Our Waters Week in September. All interested organizations and individuals are welcome to attend. For information, call Lace Blue-McLean at 352-344-5955. Parade of Homes runs through April 1The 2012 Spring Parade of Homes for Citrus and Hernando counties, presented by exclusive platinum sponsor Florida Public Utilities, began March 17 and runs through the end April 1. The 2012 Parade of Homes features 11 entries at scattered sites throughout Citrus and Hernando counties. Models will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Official Parade of Homes guides can be obtained from the Citrus County Chronicle on Sunday, March 25, or the current edition of the Nature Coast Real Estate magazine. Official guides can also be picked up at the Citrus County Builders Association, 1196 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information and an interactive map, visit www. CitrusParadeofHomes.com or call 352-746-9028. From wire reports From staff reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Nancy Kennedy STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW Remedies for easing pain at gas pump S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER Ryan Lampasona doesnt do the work he does for ShelterBox USA to be recognized. But the Crystal River State Farm insurance agent cant help but be proud and thankful for recently receiving a Presidents Volunteer Service Award for his work with ShelterBox. It was nice. Nice recognition, he said Friday. Lampasona is a member of the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT), a highly trained group of volunteers who deliver on-theground aid to survivors of natural and other disasters around the world. ShelterBox teams try to enter an affected area to distribute boxes within 48 to 72 hours of the disaster. A ShelterBox provides a 10-person tent, mosquito nets, cooking utensils, a tool kit, thermal blankets, waterproof ponchos and bin bags, a stove, collapsible water containers, water purification tablets and a childrens supply kit. Last year, Lampasona traveled to the Eastern Horn of Africa, a region that was experiencing the worst drought it had seen in 60 years. Millions of families had been affected by massive water and food shortages, the drought and ongoing conflict in war-torn Somalia, which caused many to flee their homes and relocate to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. Lampasona spent his days setting up tents in Dadaab, Kenya, the location of one of the largest refugee camps in the world. In addition to responding when disaster strikes, Lampasona spends a great deal of time raising awareness and funds for ShelterBox. Its as important as being on the front lines, he said. Through Lampasonas efforts, the organization provided more than 17,600 ShelterBoxes to families throughout the world in 2011. Areas were affected by the tornadoes in the southern United States, drought and famine in East Africa, widespread flooding in the Philippines and subsequent earthquakes in Turkey, according to a news release. Lampasona said donations kept ShelterBox alive. During the slow storm season, he said he has shared stories and spoken to various groups and organizations about the importance of the ShelterBox organization. All the while, he remains on call to respond anytime a major catastrophic event happens in the world that calls for disaster relief. I am truly proud to honor our volunteers, who work hard yearround to support ShelterBox and our efforts to help families rebuild their lives across the globe, said Emily Sperling, ShelterBox USA president. Its because of the continuous efforts of our volunteers such as Ryan that we are able to help so many vulnerable families each year. The Presidents Volunteer Service Award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities. Donations to ShelterBox USA can be made at www.shelter boxusa.org, 941-907-6036 or via text message by sending SHELTER to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or email@example.com. Sharing shelter Local insurance agent receives presidential honor Special to the Chronicle Ryan Lampasona coordinates logistics for ShelterBox USA. Since 2000, ShelterBox had provided shelter, warmth and dignity to more than 80 countries following more than 170 disasters. Lampasona, a member of the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT), recently received a Presidents Volunteer Service Award for his work with ShelterBox. State BRIEFS
Special to the ChronicleAARP Tax-Aide will provide free income tax form preparation and electronic filing services in Citrus County again this year. AARP Tax-Aide is a nationwide service of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It is a volunteer-run program whose mission is to provide high-quality free income tax assistance to lowand middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP; taxpayers of all ages are welcome to use this service. Volunteers are trained locally and certified by the IRS to assist taxpayers in preparing their federal income tax returns. All taxes are prepared using IRS/ AARP-provided computers and software and the returns are filed electronically free of charge. In Citrus County, more than 110 volunteers provide this service at seven sites, open through April 14. The final day for filing is April 17 this year. What to bring to the appointment: Social Security cards or comparable documentation for you, your spouse (if applicable), all dependents and anyone listed on your tax return. An official photo ID (drivers license, passport, student ID or other state-issued photo ID). A copy of your 2010 income tax return, if available. Income-related documents: forms W-2, unemployment compensation statements, SSA 1099, 1099R and other 1099 forms showing home mortgage interest or other income. Expense-related documents: receipts, cancelled checks or other documentation showing federal and state taxes paid, 1098 forms, documentation of medical, dental, charity, property taxes, mortgage interest paid, or business expenses. Receipts for expenses need to be in reasonable order and legible. Brokerage statements or other documentation showing cost basis (purchase price) and date purchased for all securities or property sold or transferred during the tax year. All paperwork related to: Health Savings Accounts (HSA); IRA rollovers, including Form 5498; The purchase of a home by a first-time buyer; Purchase and installation of energy-efficient products for a primary residence; Cancellation of Debt of a credit card(s) or the foreclosure of a primary residence; Dependent Care Provider information: (name, address, employer ID or SSN) and amount paid; Documentation of selfemployment income and expense (Tax-Aide cannot prepare and e-file your return if expenses exceed $10,000, or if you had employees, inventory, cost of goods sold, real estate, depreciation or loss from operations.); A check with your name printed on it for direct deposit/debit of any refund/balance due. (A check in your checkbook is acceptable. A cancelled check is not required. It must be a check: no bank statements, deposit slips or other documents will be accepted.); If you receive a pension or annuity from a former employer, bring the date that you began to receive payments. (In some cases, this is required.) C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 88 53 0.00 HI LO PR 86 55 0.00 HI LO PR 86 53 0.00 HI LO PR 87 55 0.00 HI LO PR 85 52 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly sunny THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny Mostly sunny High: 83 Low: 57 High: 84 Low: 58 High: 84 Low: 58 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 87/51 Record 92/34 Normal 78/50 Mean temp. 69 Departure from mean +5 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.56 in. Total for the year 3.79 in. Normal for the year 8.49 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 9 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.19 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 57 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 40% 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 Sunday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................7:41 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:34 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................5:35 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................5:18 P.M. MARCH 22MARCH 30APRIL 6APRIL 13 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County: Irrigation is limited to once per week. Addresses ending in a 0 or 1: Monday; addresses ending in 2 or 3: Tuesday; addresses ending in 4 or 5: Wednesday; addresses ending in 6 or 7: Thursday; addresses ending in 8 or 9: Friday. Hand-watering of plants other than lawns may be done on any day, but is limited to the hours before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. New lawns may be watered any day during the first 30 days. During days 31-60, they may be watered approximately every other day. Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Odd-numbered addresses may be watered on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Fountains and other aesthetic water features may only operate four hours per day. The regular hours of operation can be selected by the owner, but must be posted (see list of exemptions such as water features that also provide aerification to koi ponds at WaterMatters.org/). Car washing is limited to once per week on the designated watering day for the location. Pressure washing is allowed for necessary purposes such as prior to painting or sealing, in order to maintain a paint or material warranty, to address a health or safety hazard and to comply with health laws. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, call 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/kbdiTodays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 80 62 pc Ft. Lauderdale 79 70 pc Fort Myers 86 62 pc Gainesville 83 56 pc Homestead 81 64 pc Jacksonville 80 61 pc Key West 81 72 pc Lakeland 85 60 pc Melbourne 80 66 pc City H L Fcast Miami 81 69 pc Ocala 84 58 pc Orlando 83 63 pc Pensacola 76 65 pc Sarasota 84 61 pc Tallahassee 87 57 pc Tampa 84 65 pc Vero Beach 81 64 pc W. Palm Bch. 80 69 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSoutheast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Partly cloudy today. Gulf water temperature79 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.33 27.29 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.72 33.70 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 35.60 35.59 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.57 37.54 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 69 45 c 70 50 Albuquerque 65 47 rs 45 26 Asheville 73 50 .21 pc 79 50 Atlanta 82 61 trace pc 83 59 Atlantic City 65 46 pc 60 48 Austin 75 68 .01 ts 78 56 Baltimore 63 49 c 74 54 Billings 55 38 rs 45 29 Birmingham 84 57 pc 86 61 Boise 41 34 .15 c 42 33 Boston 74 41 pc 60 41 Buffalo 75 52 ts 68 53 Burlington, VT 76 51 pc 68 54 Charleston, SC 83 58 .41 pc 77 59 Charleston, WV 74 54 .13 ts 81 57 Charlotte 75 55 pc 82 57 Chicago 81 57 ts 80 64 Cincinnati 80 58 pc 79 58 Cleveland 74 60 .82 ts 74 56 Columbia, SC 81 55 pc 84 57 Columbus, OH 75 58 1.41 ts 77 57 Concord, N.H. 81 29 pc 66 37 Dallas 75 68 ts 79 52 Denver 71 39 pc 49 30 Des Moines 81 62 ts 75 60 Detroit 75 51 ts 74 56 El Paso 79 61 pc 54 40 Evansville, IN 82 55 pc 83 60 Harrisburg 71 50 ts 73 52 Hartford 70 39 c 70 47 Houston 82 71 ts 81 72 Indianapolis 80 60 .03 ts 82 60 Jackson 84 61 pc 84 62 Las Vegas 52 40 pc 56 41 Little Rock 84 66 ts 81 63 Los Angeles 55 46 .01 c 58 47 Louisville 81 58 .07 pc 83 61 Memphis 81 63 pc 84 64 Milwaukee 79 57 ts 69 53 Minneapolis 79 61 ts 74 58 Mobile 82 62 pc 79 63 Montgomery 86 57 pc 86 61 Nashville 81 55 pc 84 60 New Orleans 85 69 pc 82 68 New York City 64 46 c 70 52 Norfolk 61 53 c 71 54 Oklahoma City 73 63 ts 78 47 Omaha 83 65 ts 70 52 Palm Springs 55 43 .12 pc 61 48 Philadelphia 64 46 c 72 54 Phoenix 65 45 .20 sh 61 43 Pittsburgh 72 60 .11 ts 76 56 Portland, ME 70 40 pc 55 35 Portland, Ore 45 36 .07 sh 49 41 Providence, R.I. 63 35 pc 68 43 Raleigh 70 58 .93 c 80 57 Rapid City 78 37 pc 58 29 Reno 41 27 c 44 33 Rochester, NY 77 51 .02 ts 65 53 Sacramento 57 40 .02 c 55 41 St. Louis 82 57 .01 ts 81 61 St. Ste. Marie 72 44 pc 69 53 Salt Lake City 53 34 .24 sn 42 30 San Antonio 78 67 ts 78 57 San Diego 57 48 .16 c 56 49 San Francisco 52 44 c 56 46 Savannah 84 61 trace pc 81 57 Seattle 41 37 .13 sh 48 38 Spokane 42 26 c 43 29 Syracuse 80 41 ts 73 54 Topeka 74 69 ts 71 55 Washington 68 52 ts 76 57YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 89 Fort Stockton, Texas LOW 17 Big Bear, Calif. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 88/70/c Amsterdam 51/36/pc Athens 66/50/s Beijing 46/36/c Berlin 53/32/c Bermuda 67/63/c Cairo 71/49/s Calgary 34/18/pc Havana 82/65/sh Hong Kong 74/66/c Jerusalem 64/42/s Lisbon 64/48/s London 56/34/pc Madrid 59/35/pc Mexico City 73/44/s Montreal 63/45/pc Moscow 37/33/rs Paris 55/33/pc Rio 83/70/pc Rome 64/49/c Sydney 71/66/sh Tokyo 51/35/sh Toronto 64/56/c Warsaw 52/29/sh WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Monday TuesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 4:10 a/12:04 a 5:21 p/12:51 p 5:03 a/12:54 a 5:48 p/1:27 p Crystal River** 2:31 a/10:13 a 3:42 p/10:16 p 3:24 a/10:49 a 4:09 p/10:58 p Withlacoochee* 12:18 a/8:01 a 1:29 p/8:04 p 1:11 a/8:37 a 1:56 p/8:46 p Homosassa*** 3:20 a/11:50 a 4:31 p/11:53 p 4:13 a/12:26 p 4:58 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) 3/19 MONDAY 3:49 10:00 4:11 10:23 3/20 TUESDAY 4:29 10:40 4:51 11:02 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 86 53 0.00 Today's active pollen: Oak, juniper, nettle Todays count: 10.0/12 Tuesdays count: 10.7 Wednesdays count: 11.1 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: March 16 By Voterama in Congress $109 Billion for Transportation: Senators voted, 7422, to authorize federally funded road, bridge, highway-safety and transit programs through September 2013 on a budget of $109 billion that would maintain current funding levels. A yes vote was to pass S 1813, which awaits House action. Bill Nelson, Yes; Marco Rubio, No. Natural Gas Vehicles: Senators failed, 51-47, to get 60 votes for amending S 1813 (above) to include tax credits to spur widespread use of vehicles running on America's vast supply of natural gas. A yes vote backed the tax credits over arguments they would interfere with free-market forces. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. Devolution to States: Senators defeated, 30-67, a bid to devolve most federal transportation programs to the states. A yes vote backed an amendment to S 1813 (above) that would allow states to set their own highway and transit policies and retain the funds they generate from the federal gasoline tax. Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. Stores on Interstate Highways: Senators refused, 1286, to allow states to provide food and shopping at rest stops on interstate highways, which would end a nearly 60-year ban on such activities. A yes vote backed the amendment to S 1813 over arguments it could devastate businesses situated near interchanges. Nelson, No; Rubio, No. Key votes ahead: In the week of March 19, the Senate will debate a bill that uses financial deregulation to help small and mid-sized businesses raise capital. The House will resume work on a bill extending surface-transportation programs. 2012 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: How do you feel about multi-story buildings in Citrus County? 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Later, she learned someone pulling a trailer had tried to pass in traffic, and when he realized he couldnt, as he pulled back in, the trailer fishtailed and the Gauses car was hit head-on. I woke up three and a half weeks later in a hospital in Charleston, Mrs. Gause said. If youve been to Ocala, youve seen the Gause name on billboards. The family has owned Gause and Son Jewelers in Ocala for 60 years. Rodney Gause worked with his cousin Jerry at the store in the Paddock Mall. Peggy Gause worked as a receptionist at Proline Boats and then for radio stations WTRS and WMFQ in Ocala. She grew up in Brooksville. She and Rodney met at the community college in Ocala and had been married for 35 years. When she woke up from her coma, she asked about her husband. He had moved his finger. He had given her their signal that everything was OK. She had broken bones and lacerations, wounds all over her body. She had surgery on her shoulder, a rod in her upper left arm. Her left leg looks like someone took a red marker and drew jagged lines willy nilly. When she woke up, her daughter, Sara, was there but not her husband and not Elizabeth. Rodney had died at the scene and her daughter the next day. Bella had suffered only minor injuries. For months and months, Peggy Gause has concentrated on learning how to walk again. She spent her 60th birthday in a rehab center in Brooksville. Her scars are still red, but theyre healing. John Travolta and his wife Kelly sent her a huge bouquet of flowers. Old high school classmates from Hernando High School and cousins from Brooksville came to see her daily. Now its more the emotional scars that Im working on, she said. When I was in rehab, I was busy; I didnt have time to think about the other stuff. Now I do. I had to go through all the firsts without them his birthday (Aug. 4), Thanksgiving, Christmas. Of losing a husband and a child together, she said she thinks about them daily, grieving for them separately. Losing a spouse is different from losing a child. My sister in Oregon, shes a widow too. Widow its a strange word to get used to, she said. My sisters coming back to Florida and were getting a duplex together here in Homosassa. On Sunday, I was packing some things from the house and I didnt think it would bother me, but then I saw one of my husbands favorite coffee mugs ... Elizabeth was filling her hope chest and I saw some of that stuff and it really got to me, she said. Gause is realizing that sometimes when you touch a scar, the memory of the pain from the original injury returns. It hasnt even been a year and it still hurts. Its getting better, she said. It is. She said she copes by taking one day at a time. I know thats an old clich, but it works for me, she said. I cant go into the future. She reads a lot to keep her mind occupied. Her sister told her moving in together will be a new adventure for them. Thats how Im looking at it, she said. I need to see it that way to move on. Only 10 months since the accident, its too soon to know how Gauses scars will heal, although all scars do eventually heal. Shes afraid to drive, and she sometimes catches her mind wandering into if only. At Cracker Barrel, they always looked through the country store for a few minutes after they ate, but they didnt this one time. If only they had, things would be so different. We were just 20 minutes away, she said. But if I keep thinking like that, Id go crazy. shampooed it and then onto tile. His feet flew up and over his head as he landed on his upper back. I know this sounds crazy, but my wife wouldnt let me see a doctor, he said. At the time, he was also having some personal problems. I had to call Crystal River PD and tell them I couldnt accept the job, which crushed me, he said. Two years enduring the pain passed, until finally in May 1998 Husfelt saw a doctor and was scheduled for surgery. When I had surgery, I knew being a cop wasnt going to happen for me, he said. My (law enforcement) certification was about to run out. After he recovered physically he returned to work only to fall again delivering a breakfast tray again on a wet floor again. This time they took me out by ambulance, he said. He got depressed and ate; his weight ballooned. To realize youre not going to do something youve always wanted to do for so long is really crushing, he said. My life is still not on track; its not the way I want it. His marriage broke up, but he met Tina, his current wife, with whom hes happy happy with his marriage, but not with his career. After his falls, Husfelt got a $10,000 settlement, but that didnt last long. Now he works from home, telephone sales. Hes a likeable guy, a sunny disposition, talkative and personable. He can put on the show, but theres a four-inch scar on his back that keeps reminding him of what he almost had and wont ever grasp. Ive still got the mindset of a cop, he said. He still has his handcuffs, police baton and flashlight. 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Associated PressWASHINGTON Heres a thought that cant comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices. His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, another GOP appointee who is the likeliest vote against. But the good news for Obama is he probably needs only one of the four to side with him to win approval of the laws crucial centerpiece, the requirement that almost everyone in this country has insurance or pays a penalty. Lawyers with opposing views of the issue uniformly agree the four Democratic-appointed justices, including Obamas two picks, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, will have no trouble concluding that Congress did not overstep its authority in adopting the insurance requirement aimed at sharply reducing the now 50 million people without insurance. On the other side, Thomas has made clear in several cases he does not take an expansive view of Congress powers. Both the Obama administration and the health care laws challengers believe they can attract the other four Republicans to their side. The group includes Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, the two appointees of President George W. Bush who have swung the court to the right in a number of areas; conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia; and the less doctrinaire Anthony Kennedy. There is no consensus in the legal and academic worlds which way the court will go or even how each of those four justices will vote. The court has set aside six hours over three days, beginning March 26, to hear arguments. But a legal challenge, once seen as improbable at best, now has everyones attention, partly because the justices find it weighty enough to devote six hours over three days to hearing the case. Thats the most time for any issue in more than 45 years. Arguments that once seemed outlandish dont seem quite so outlandish anymore, said University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley, a health law expert who says the law should be upheld. The fight over the law has played out in starkly partisan terms. It passed Congress without a Republican vote. All the GOP presidential candidates have called for its repeal. Some supporters of the law worry about the high courts decision because a similar partisan split, with a few important exceptions, has emerged in the lower courts. I think as a constitutional matter, this should be an easy case, said Erwin Chemerinsky, a liberal scholar and dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine. But every judge appointed by a Republican president, with two exceptions, has voted to strike the law down. And every judge appointed by a Democratic president, with one exception, has voted to uphold the law. Thus, the real issue is whether the Republicanappointed justices will overcome ideology and vote to uphold the law. Among lawyers who appear regularly before the Supreme Court, Carter Phillips of Sidley Austin LLP offered a fairly typical response in predicting the court is more likely to uphold the law than strike it down. But he was far from certain. I have no doubt that if the court strikes down the statute, it will be 5-4, Phillips said. But if the court upholds the statute, it would not shock me if the decision turned out not to be 5-4. I would be somewhat surprised if Justices Thomas and Scalia both did not vote to strike down the law, but I certainly believe that Justice Alito and the chief could vote to sustain it. In the view of Phillips and other lawyers, Kennedy is the most likely Republican to vote in favor of the law. He often provides the decisive vote in cases that divide the court by ideology. But his record in cases involving Congress constitutional power to regulate commerce offers both sides some hope. Kennedy was part of the majority that struck down a federal law prohibiting people from carrying guns in or near schools. That 1995 ruling was the first time since the New Deal that the court limited Congress power under the Commerce Clause. The 26 states and private parties challenging the health care law peppered their briefs with references to Kennedys writing in the guns case and another decision, from 2010, in which he took a narrower view than the majority of Congress power to act in an area not spelled out in the Constitution. The court upheld Congress authority to continue to hold inmates considered sexually dangerous even after they completed their prison terms. At the same time, however, Kennedy said in a concurring opinion in the guns case, Congress can regulate in the commercial sphere on the assumption that we have a single market and a unified purpose to build a stable national economy. The Obama administration says Kennedy could have been describing health care, which makes up 17 percent of the U.S. economy. Jacalene Jackie Birmingham, 75HERNANDO Jacalene Ann Jackie Birmingham, 75, Hernando, died suddenly March 15, 2012, in Emporia, Virginia. A native of Middleboro, MA, she was born May 7, 1936, to the late William and Gertrude McBane and moved to Florida in 1995 from New Hampshire. Jackie was a retired Registered Nurse and attended St. Scholastic Catholic Church in Lecanto. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul J. Birmingham; her son, Paul Jr. of Tamworth, NH; 1 brother and sister, William J. McBane Jr. of Emporia, KS, and Mae Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA; 1 grandson, Geoffrey. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Cremation arrangements will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Edward Lee, 65INVERNESS Mr. Edward Wilson Lee, 65, of Inverness, died Monday, March 12, 2012, in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory. Helen Tyson, 8 KISSIMMEE Helen Tyson, 89, Kissimmee, formerly of Hernando, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at home. Graveside services at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. William Whittaker Jr., 69 BEVERLY HILLSWilliam Francis Whittaker Jr., age 69, Beverly Hills, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Citrus Memorial Health System. William was born on November 16, 1942, in Worcester, MA, to the late William F. and Marion (Healey) Whittaker. He was employed as a physicist for Raytheon for many years as a military contractor. He enjoyed working in electronics and with computers. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marilyn Whittaker; his son, Norm, and his wife, Elena Whittaker, New Hampshire; two grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Whittaker, Florida, and Patricia and her husband, Paul Flury, Auburn, MA; one aunt, Alice Rea; and many cousins. The family invites friends to share in a Celebration of Life Service for William on Monday, March 19, 2012 (today) at 11 a.m. at the Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.A6 M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000AW3J BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 5430 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, Florida 34451 ( 352 ) 795-0111 Richard T. 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volunteer, said it was not unusual for him to disappear for a couple of days, but very strange for him to just not show up. This had Parker and other volunteers extremely worried. They worked numerous hours searching Citrus County, putting up missing person posters and worrying more as each day passed by. On Thursday, March 1, Juan Santiago, a detective with the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, electronically sent out a missing person flier to other police forces. Santiago said Williams was found in a park by the Tallahassee Police Department within 24 hours after posting the alert. Parker said she was overjoyed when she got the call on March 2 from Santiago, saying Williams was alive and in Tallahassee. She and her husband, Bill, wasted no time. They jumped in their truck and headed straight there, all the while not knowing if Williams would be willing to come back, she said. They found Williams standing in line waiting to get dinner at the Grace Mission Episcopal Church, which provides assistance to the homeless. I jumped out of the vehicle and ran over to him, hugged him, and then slapped his arm, (and asked) where have you been? she said. He replied, here. Dont you ever do this again, she said describing the situation somewhat like scolding a lost child after finding him in the grocery store. We were worried sick. I dont think she even took a breath when she got to me, Williams said. She said she kindly explained to him how much the people at the mission loved and needed him. She didnt ask me if I was coming home, Williams said. She said get in the truck, youre coming home! She said Williams reluctantly gave in and agreed to return to Citrus County, but not before helping with breakfast the next day at the Grace Mission, because he had promised. There was no way anyone could prevent him from fulfilling a promise, she said. I told him that was no problem, and we would come back in the morning at 8 a.m. We actually came back at 7 a.m. because I didnt want to risk missing him. The next morning they found Williams cutting celery and onions at the mission. When he saw the Parkers, he dropped the vegetables, grabbed his backpack and headed to the door ready to head for home with the couple. Williams said the reason he went to Grace Mission was to check on Pastor Mike at the church who recently underwent surgery to install an artificial cardiac pacemaker. Williams was worried about him and knew him from time he spent volunteering at the mission in the past. He said Pastor Mike meant a great deal to him, so much that he road his bicycle all the way to Tallahassee to see him. I figure it was only a couple of days anyway, Williams said. I didnt think anyone would miss me, not that bad. They had my picture plastered all over the place, all over Citrus County, stores restaurants, everything. Williams vowed that the next time he decides to leave he would let someone know. I will write it in the sky, he said. Its good to be back. I mean look at all the family here. Its pretty clear that Dennis would have been fine up in Tallahassee, Parker added. But the truth is we at the center would not have been. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 A7 Are you, or someone you know, struggling with hearing loss? THERE IS STILL TIME! 14 MORE We need 14 people with difficulty hearing, especially in noisy situations, to evaluate the latest in digital technology from Audibel. Audibel Hearing Center will perform 14 Comprehensive hearing Consultations FREE of charge to all callers. We will choose qualified candidates for this program. Please call immediately to schedule your evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for the program. 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CUB seeking new home Due to the future plans of the city of Inverness to develop an area on Mill Avenue, Citrus United Basket will need to be prepared for the possibility it may no longer be able to operate out of the current location. CUB is still in the process of looking for a new home, but has been unsuccessful so far. However, no date has been determined for when CUB must vacate its current home. During the transitional phase, CUB will remain fully operational and will be accepting donations at the current location on Mill Avenue. For information, call CUB at 352-344-2242. Habitat orientation March 31Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County is looking for partner families to build their own Habitat homes. People interested in becoming Habitat homeowners in 2012-13 should attend a mandatory orientation session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Attendance is required to enter the Habitat program and apply for a Habitat home. Potential applicants will receive a full explanation of the program, timeline, income and service requirements, and other information. Children cannot be accommodated at this meeting. For information, call the Habitat Office at 352-563-2744. PetMeals Program needs donations Each month, the PetMeals Program provides dog food and cat food to the companion pets of senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels. The PetMeals Program was started when it was noticed that a very thin man was only taking small bites of his food and then placing his food tray on the floor for a very overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal. When asked why he was doing this, he said he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer and he would rather go hungry himself than not feed his beloved dog. The program is a 100 percent donation-based, volunteer-driven program. Do you have a pet who is a member of your family? Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program seeks help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County to donate unopened bags or cans of dog food and cat food at a local community center, or send monetary donations to: PetMeals Program, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key No. 3, Lecanto, FL 34461. For more information about the PetMeals Program or dropoff locations for donations, call 352-527-5975. Main Course on Main StreetThe city of Inverness will present Main Course on Main Street, a signature city event, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Inverness Government Center. Experience a taste from Inverness finest eateries, and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. For information, call the city of Inverness at 352-726-2611. LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for March. 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 also 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 2 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 for details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, WalMart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 Citrus Ave. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, Homo sas sa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa Springs. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Citrus County Cruisers Car Club, U.S. 19 next to Wendys, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, Citrus County Historical Society, 2415 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 26, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to noon Monday, March 26, Anytime Fitness, 5723 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, Sumter Electric Cooperative, U.S. 301 and Sumter County Road 471, Sumterville. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Bella Vita Spa & Fitness, 2125 Skyview Crossing, Hernando. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, Bealls, 2851 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Alan Shawn Feinstein will add money to donations given to the Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry.Donations must be received through April 30,and can include cash, checks, and/or food items. The more donations made to the food pantry, themore Feinstein money will be added to the donation. The next food distribution at the church is from 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. To qualify for assistance, you must be aBeverly Hills resident with identification. The church office needs to be notified at least a week ahead of time, if requiring food, to ensure its availability.Call the church office at 352-7463620, or stop by,to make a reservation by Tuesday, March 20.There is an initial registration for each recipient. Suncoast Baptist Church 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, has its food pantry open from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday monthly for pre-bagged food. Free bread is available from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. This is for Homosassa people in need only. Floral City United Methodist Church hosts a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St., across from the elementary school. All are welcome. For more information, call 352-344-1771. Daystar Life Centers Food Pantry is open to Citrus County residents from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River (across from the Publix shopping center).Applicants will be given an interview for food after a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members are provided. Call 352-795-8668. Hernando Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or email@example.com. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352-7953367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-527-2381 or the church at 352-746-2144. Please have proper photo ID available at the time of the request for food. For information, call 352212-5159. El-Shaddai food ministries brown bag of food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave., behind the former Lincoln Mercury dealership. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. For information, call 352-6289087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will gratefully accept any food staples, which can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Richard at 352-4008952 or Gary at 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For more information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equalopportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For more information, call 352-726-3153. Food pantry of Floral City First Baptist Church Emergency Feeding Program is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly. Dunnellon Presbyterian and Holy Faith Episcopal food pantry opens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Calvary Chapel of Inverness Feed the Hungry free lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall, 960 S. U.S. 41. Bagged groceries are given from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 352-726-1480. Our Fathers Table serves free Saturday lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Annes Anglican Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. For more information, call 352-795-2176. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs serves those in need with free boxes of food from its food pantry the third Saturday morning monthly. Call 352-465-6613 on the preceding Tuesday to sign up for the distribution. Inverness Church of God hosts a soup kitchen the first and third Sunday monthly following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Family Life Center. Inverness Church of God is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. For more information, call 352726-4524. A8 M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL Food PROGRAMS Blood DRIVES Worth NOTING Email news notes to community@chronicle online.com. SO YOU KNOW Submit information or changes for this feature via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 352-563-3280, attention Food Programs. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit notices. It is the responsibility of the organizations listed here to provide information and updates about their programs. Contact the groups directly for details. For additional information about health and human resources available in Citrus County, call 211. 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Generalizations We Americans generalize about cultures we know little about, because we are lazy about drilling down into each one. Europeans, Africans, Asians, as examples. Arabs are lumped into one pigeonhole, which is, as you know, a very big mistake, and leads to all kinds of trouble. There is no all-inclusive Arab spring; they are a myriad of rebellions against established totalitarian rulers, many historically aided and abetted by the West, who will now be blamed, often unjustly, for any and all ills that particular society has suffered. Religious fanaticism is often used to replace the old guard, as it justifies oppression in the name of a higher and unquestionable power. Inevitably and unfortunately, the self-proclaimed representatives of the deity are human, and their tyranny will be no less oppressive than the previous secular one. Some dominant religions, historically, have been responsible for incredible inhumanity, in the pursuit of religious purity. I am not a religious scholar, so my reference points are limited to the Roman Catholic and Muslim religions. Our Constitution, which forbids a state or statesponsored religion, has worked marvelously for 235 years, but the human penchant for power and control over others has allowed the incubation of quasi-religions, with the same purpose. Environmentalism, global warming, fairness, social justice, diversity, the planet, and from the French, equality. Do we not resemble the ancient Romans, who created many deities, each with his/her own agenda, and their respective human shills? Seems like that failed miserably! There also seems to be an eerie if more civilized similarity between the events in the Roman coliseum, and our ownfootball or world soccer. The Olympics still go on ... to what social purpose? Welfare and food stamps instead of bread or cake as Marie Antoinette called it. Now we have the newand ever changing human rights subjectively decided on by the governing elites, but always at a cost to the producers in any society.Robin Humphrey Crystal River Santorum unites In response to Santorum divisive published Feb. 20, I am reminded of some obvious observations: 1. The something in the air that only affects Republicans is called the GOP primary, when conservatives rally around the candidate who best represents their principles on both character and policy issues. That candidate has consistently been Rick Santorum, as Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri voters recognized. Santorums positions on social issues are not peculiar to the Catholic Church, but are those shared by anyone who advocates family, life and basic morality. An irrational bigotry against people of faith is what lies behind these attacks on Santorum. 2. The assertion Santorum did not have a single proposal that helped American jobs is true. He had several proposals, including the first real removal of a federal entitlement program under the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, which Santorum authored and shepherded through the Senate. As welfare rolls fell 67 percent nationally, millions of people obtained job training, went to work and learned to cherish personal accountability. He understands a government busy spending our money and regulating our freedoms must be rolled back. That is something with which all Americans can agree. 3. The criticisms of Santorum on evolution, global warming, gay rights, abortion and war are patently absurd. It is the height of ignorance to argue that matter invented intelligence. Likewise, it is the height of arrogance to claim humans control global climate patterns. Santorum understands the military is about national defense, not boyfriends and girlfriends. Santorum also understands society propagates itself through healthy marriages between a man and a woman, as centuries of human experience know to be true. Santorum cherishes life enough to endorse adoption, not abortion, and the death penalty for those convicted of depriving life from someone else. If anyone has made war a high priority, it is Iran, whose commitment to wipe Israel out of existence and wage jihad against the West is a threat dismissed at our peril. Santorum stands beside the rest of us rightly determined to avoid a nuclear Sept. 11. D. L. Wright Citrus Springs Law lacks faith Donald Holcomb, Chronicle, Feb. 15, appears to hold the increasingly prevalent albeit misguided notion that liberals are not moral, religious or Christian. Christians, I believe, could take umbrage with the statement that the Bible defines moral values in just about every chapter of every book. Many Christians today understand morality has progressed since the Bible was written. For instance, most Christians would not consider the ownership of another person moral, or accept polygamy as moral. However, I would have to argue Christians and conservatives do not hold a monopoly on morality. Many people regardless of religious or political beliefs or lack thereof have internalized a moral compass that enables them to live exemplary lives. The paranoia that Christianity is under attack has been ramped up for political purposes. Putting aside the fact that not all of the founders of this country were Christian, there is little doubt Christian philosophy has influenced European thought for generations. Therefore, one could concede the architects of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were well-versed in Christian doctrine. Therefore, it is interesting to note there is no faithbased language in the Constitution. This could only have been a deliberate decision. It is also logical to concede the founders were well aware of the bloody religious wars that raged across Europe for generations. Wisely, the founders deliberately did not establish a theocracy but a democracy where we all have the right of conscience. Presently, Christians and everyone else are able to freely practice their beliefs. And this freedom is not dependant on the personal religious beliefs of those in power. The religious right is engaged in trying to embed their definition of morality into civil law. As Donald quotes the Constitution, the government shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion... What part of the government not establishing a religion doesnt he understand? Jo Darling Lecanto Beware Barney In response to Roger Krieger about the speed traps in Waldo, Lawtey and Stark: I moved to Palatka from Winter Haven in 1949 and grew up there. The speed traps were well-known even as I was growing up, as they are today. I moved to Citrus County in 1968 from Jacksonville and have traveled Highway 301 through these towns hundreds of times. The city cops seem to always to have somebody pulled over, and it seems like they get a lot of out-of-state people. Most recently was my daughter, who was visiting from South Carolina. People should take other routes and bypass these towns and dont spend any money in these places. But if you do decide to go through these towns, beware of Barney Fife!Gene Knighton Hernando O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 A9 Dr. Delores K. White, D.O. and Seven Rivers Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P .A. will be terminating this practice effective March 30, 2012. Patients may obtain their records at her current office until that date. After that date records will be available upon written request by contacting: Seven River Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.A. P.O. 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O PINION Page A10 MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 Pie in Port Citrus sky Lately, we have been treated to constant stories of how wonderful things will be when the Florida Barge Canal becomes Port Citrus. Although the concept changes constantly, the beat goes on. One of our commissioners is quoted as saying, It will bring thousands of jobs to Citrus County. Early on, there was the talk about how the expansion of the Panama Canal was going to flood the Gulf of Mexico with lots of shipping so there would be a crying need for all the ports that could be built. Remembering a chart of local waters, it seemed to me that this part of the Gulf is too shallow to support a maritime port. It still does. Clearly, the idea of huge container ships entering the 12-footdeep barge canal was untenable. The next fantasy was an offshore trans-shipment location, 60 miles out where the water is deeper. The ships would transfer their loads to barges, which would then carry tons of freight to Port Citrus. Joe Meek later commented favorably on a speech given by a lawyer promoting Port Citrus. However, he admitted the transshipment concept touted by the lawyer was pass. Essentially, the conclusion was glorious, but the reasoning behind it irrelevant. I tried to find out if any similarly shallow-water port had created a booming economy. About the nearest thing to Port Citrus seemed to be Port St. Joe. So I took a look at that port. The first article reported a marginal port operation based on some local industries. It also mentioned Port St. Joe has a 35foot-deep channel, is located on a major highway and has access to a good railroad net. Beyond that, it is also on an Intracoastal Waterway. The article was somewhat behind the times. With the collapse of the industries, the port has become inactive. The local authorities are trying to resurrect it. I wish them luck. Certainly, their chances look better than ours. Pat Condray Ozello Cut foreign aid I have been reading and hearing many options on how to cut the federal budget. Many of our citizens remember when it became necessary to (steal) borrow money from Social Security and put it in a general fund. To this day, it has never been replaced. (We have IOUs.) Thats hard-earned money from hardworking people who today are without jobs mainly because of our hardworking legislators dealing with lobbyists to fulfill their greed. How do they want to cut the budget? Simple: Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defense, the space program and so forth. Has anyone ever heard of our legislators, ever once, mentioning cutting foreign aid? We probably send millions no, billions to countries that are not friendly toward us. Think of what could be done in our own country with a few billion dollars every so often. We could start to revolutionize refineries in order to convert more oil to gas and free ourselves from foreign oil. Build cruise ships, locomotives. Rebuild our infrastructure, bridges, roads and put thousands of people to work. Recently Congress voted in the Social Security payroll tax. Realize more money in peoples pockets means less money for Social Security. Its depleting Social Security of more money every week. Not really a good idea. We need a big change in Congress to bring our country back to where it was! Anthony DAdamo Beverly Hills T hey do not see you. For every black American, it comes as surely as hard times, setback and tears, that moment when you realize somebody is looking right at you and yet, not seeing you as if you had become cellophane, as if you had become air, as if somehow, some way, you were right there and yet at the same time, not. Ralph Ellison described that phenomenon in a milestone novel that begins as follows: I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe. Nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Trayvon Martin was killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, fully 60 years after Ellison published Invisible Man. The circumstances of the unarmed 17-year-olds death suggest even six decades later, invisibility plagues black folks, still. It happened like this. He was visiting his father, watching hoops on television. At halftime, he left his dads townhouse in a gated community and walked to a 7-Eleven for snacks. There was a light drizzle and he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. On the way back, he drew the attention of George Zimmerman, captain of the Neighborhood Watch. Zimmerman, who is white, called police from his SUV and told them he was following a suspicious character. The dispatcher promised to send a prowl car and told Zimmerman to stay in his vehicle. He didnt. When police arrived, they found him with a bloody nose and Martin face down on the grass not far from his fathers door, a gunshot wound in his chest. Zimmerman said he shot the boy in self-defense. Police did not arrest him. At this writing, nearly three weeks later, they still have not, citing insufficient evidence. The case has been referred to the states attorney and the NAACP has asked the Justice Department to intervene. All of which raises a number of pressing questions: How can you get out of your truck against police advice, instigate a fight, get your nose bloodied in said fight, shoot the person you were fighting with, and claim self-defense? If anyone was defending themselves, wasnt it Trayvon Martin? Would police have been so forbearing had Martin confronted and killed an unarmed George Zimmerman? Of course, the most pressing question is this: What exactly was it that made this boy seem suspicious? The available evidence suggests a sad and simple answer: He existed while black. The manner of said existence doesnt matter. It is the existing itself that is problematic. Again: Sometimes, they do not see you. Thats one of the great frustrations of black life, those times when you are standing right there, minding your business, tending your house, coming home from the store, and other people are looking right at you, yet do not see you. They see instead their own superstitions and suppositions, paranoia and guilt, night terrors and vulnerabilities. They see the perpetrator, the suspect, the mug shot, the dark and scary face that lurks at the open windows of their vivid imaginings. They see the unknown, the unassimilable, the other. They see every thing in the world but you. And their blindness costs you. First and foremost, it costs your sacred individuality. But it may also cost you a job, an education, your freedom. If you are unlucky like Trayvon Martin, it may even cost your life. He lay bloody and ruined in wet grass with nothing in his pockets but $22, a can of lemonade and a bag of Skittles, not a type, not a kind, but just himself, a kid who liked horses and sports, who struggled with chemistry, who went out for snacks and never came home. Visible too late. Write to Leonard Pitts Jr. at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 or email@example.com. He who incites strife is worse than he who takes part in it. Aesop, The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner 6th Century B.C. Teens death raises questions 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 SHARED BLAME Feud takes toll on CMHS bond rating O nce again, a bond rating company has downgraded Citrus Memorial Health System, causing great concern over the damage being done to the reputation and financial health of the countys lone public hospital. Although the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation blames its governance dispute with the Citrus County Hospital Board as reason for the rating downgrade, Moodys Investor Service also blames poor operating performance. Each side blames the other for the change in rating, but in actuality both sides have contributed to the deterioration of the hospitals financial picture. The Foundation, which leases the hospital from the Citrus County Hospital Board and oversees day-to-day operations, has failed to make the tough decisions necessary to improve its operating performance. Cash-on-hand days must be at a certain threshold to meet the terms of two bank loans and it has $39.4 million of rated debt outstanding. The latest rating, Ba3, tells investors in the long term the hospital runs the risk of not being able to meet its financial obligations. The Citrus County Hospital Board carries its fair share of blame. It has withheld millions of dollars it has collected from taxpayers for the hospital. This has caused the outstanding debt to be much higher than it need be and contributed to the poor rating. Instead of working together to resolve the dispute and improve the hospitals bond rating, both entities have made matters worse with vitriolic rhetoric, lawsuits and counter suits. We fear once the dispute is fully settled, the side that ultimately assumes the governance of the hospital will face an insurmountable task of rebuilding its reputation and financial health. THE ISSUE: Bond rating company again downgrades CMHS.OUR OPINION: Dispute over governance hurting hospital. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS to the Editor Your pension, moneyIm calling about the state employees who dont feel they should contribute 3 percent to their pension. Well, we also have people who have money taken out of their pay for Social Security and as a former state employee, I also contributed to my pension and it was far more than 3 percent. And when I worked under Social Security, I also had money deducted for that. So I think its only fair people contribute to their own future security. Also, on the subject of the birth control squabble thats going on: Before the pill was out there, there were other forms of birth control. One of them included self-control and that would include abstinence. People might try that and they would save a lot of money.Cameras coming Get ready, people. If you dont like getting a red-light-camera ticket, wait when they start putting our cameras on our roads and highways. Get ready. Its going to happen. Just another way our government can pull in millions off our people who are suffering from our economy.Commendable composurePresident Obama deserves much credit for treating the Iran situation with diplomacy and serious thought. His opponents seem anxious to start another war, whereas President Obama wants to avoid another war.Why change clocks? I was calling the shout out to say, why are they changing the clocks? There is no farms around and the farmers dont care anymore. So why dont they just leave the time the way it is? I think everybody would appreciate it. I love your shout outs.Defend the defenseless This afternoon, a middle-aged woman driving a white van turned right by the old Hewitts Standard Station across from the Courthouse and nearly ran into me. Its a very dangerous intersection and I am always extremely cautious when I must cross there. I had the light, looked in all directions, and only began to cross when it was safe. Her anger and hatred was unbelie vable since Ive never seen her before, and her actions were deliberate. Her van was only a few inches from my leg and left side. I am in my 60s and I have to use a wheelchair now. I said, I have the light. You must yield the right of way to pedestrians and the handicapped. The driver crudely and viciously yelled, Shut up or I will hit you, and turned. She threatened me. I couldnt get her tag number. I dont want to nor should I have to try to do what only a law enforcement officer is trained to do. Its sad and appalling the elderly and handicapped residents, who pay taxes, help others to continue to work and have the same rights as everyone else does, are treated so disgracefully and so cruelly here. The Americans With Disabilities Act gives them the rights they should be given with respect and compassion and shouldnt need a law to enforce. Im asking the good people of Citrus County to stand up and speak out to help and defend the elderly and handicapped. Please spread the word we will prosecute any and every bully who abuses one of our own to the fullest extent of the law. 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. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 Leonard Pitts OTHER VOICES C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE
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Associated Press Eleven-year-old Sagira Ansari, right, rolls bidi tobacco with her family at their house Jan. 26, 2012, in Dhuliyan, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Sagira and her family earn $1.50 for every 1,000 bidis rolled which brings in $150 a month. Rioting Associated Press A rioter gets ready to throw a glass bottle during a riot early Sunday in London, Ontario. Police in London said they have made at least 11 arrests after St. Patrick's Day celebrations got out of hand with revellers setting a large street fire and battling police who tried to intervene. Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in IndiaKOLKATA, India A former Mr. Universe who has just turned 100 said Sunday happiness and a life without tensions are the key to his longevity. Manohar Aich, who is 4 foot 11 inches tall, overcame many hurdles, including grinding poverty and a stint in prison, to achieve body building glory. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered Sunday in the eastern city of Kolkata to celebrate his birthday the day before. Gauck elected new German presidentBERLIN A far-reaching majority of lawmakers elected former East German prodemocracy activist Joachim Gauck as Germanys new president Sunday. The 72year-old Gauck is an outspoken former Lutheran pastor and relentless advocate of democracy and civil rights who enjoyed the backing of most major parties. He received 991 of the 1,232 ballots cast. From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan Charges against an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians are expected to be filed within a week and if the case goes to court the trial, it will be held in the United States, said a legal expert with the U.S. military familiar with the investigation. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is suspected of leaving a U.S. base in southern Afghanistan, entering homes and gunning down nine children, four men and three women before dawn on March 11. Bales, a 38-yearold married father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., is being held at a U.S. military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The shootings have further strained ties between the U.S. government and President Hamid Karzai who has accused the U.S. military of not cooperating with a delegation he appointed to investigate the killings in Panjwai district of Kandahar province. The Afghan investigative team also is not convinced that one soldier could have single-handedly left his base, walked to two villages, shot and killed 16 civilians and set fire to some of their bodies. Syed Mohammad Azeen, a tribal elder from Balandi village, said Sunday in Kandahar that he and other villagers believe more than a dozen soldiers were involved. Other villagers said they saw 16 to 20 U.S. troops in the villages. Its unclear whether the soldiers the villagers saw were part of a search party that left the base to look for Bales, who was reported missing. Afghan shooting charges expected Villagers said other soldiers were involved Lawyer for Afghan killings suspect to visit him in Leavenworth Associated PressSEATTLE With formal charges looming against his client within days, the lawyer for an Army sergeant suspected in the horrific nighttime slaughter of 16 Afghan villagers was flying Sunday to Kansas and preparing for his first face-to-face meeting with the 10-year veteran. John Henry Browne of Seattle said he planned to meet Monday with Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is being held in an isolated cell at Fort Leavenworths military prison. Bales, 38, hasnt been charged in the March 11 shootings, but formal charges are expected to be filed within a week, said a legal expert with the U.S. military familiar with the investigation. That expert said charges were still being decided and that the location for any trial had not yet been determined. If the suspect is brought to trial, it is possible that Afghan witnesses and victims would be flown to the United States to participate, he said. Robert Bales accused of killing 16 civilians. Occupy protest ends in arrests Associated PressNEW YORK Dozens of police officers cleared the park where the Occupy movement was born six months ago and made several arrests after hundreds of protesters returned in an anniversary observance and defiantly resisted calls to clear out. Some demonstrators locked arms and sat down in the middle of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street after police announced on a bullhorn at 11:30 p.m. Saturday the park was closed. Officers then poured into the park, forcing most of the crowd out and surrounding a small group that stayed behind. Police formed a human ring around the park to keep protesters out. Several people were arrested, police said. An unused public transit bus was brought in to cart away about a dozen demonstrators in plastic handcuffs. One female under arrest had difficulty breathing and was taken away in an ambulance to be treated. For hours, demonstrators had been chanting and holding impromptu meetings in the park to celebrate the anniversary of the movement that has brought attention to economic inequality, as police mainly kept their distance. But New York Police Det. Brian Sessa said the tipping point came when the protesters started breaking the park rules. They set up tents. They had sleeping bags, he said. Electrical boxes also were tampered with and there was evidence of graffiti. Sessa said Brookfield Properties, the park owner, sent in security to advise the protesters to stop pitching tents and leave the park. Protesters, in turn, became agitated with them. The company then asked the police to help them clear out the park, the detective said. Most of the people, they left the park, Sessa said. People who refused to leave and were staying were arrested. Many protesters shouted and officers took out their batons after a demonstrator threw a glass bottle at the bus that police were using to detain protesters. Demonstrators return to mark anniversary Associated PressDHULIYAN, India Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms. With the unthinking swiftness of a movement performed countless times before, she slashes a naked razor blade into a square-cut leaf to trim off the veins. She drops in flakes of tobacco, packs them with her thumbs, rolls the leaf tightly between her fingers and ties it off with two twists of a red thread. For eight hours a day, Sagira makes bidis thin brown cigarettes that are as central to Indian life as chai and flat bread. She is 11 years old. Sagira is among hundreds of thousands of children toiling in the hidden corners of rural India. Many work in hazardous industries crucial to the economy: the fiery brick kilns that underpin the building industry, the pesticide-laden fields that produce its food. Most of the children in Sagiras town of Dhuliyan in West Bengal state work in the tobacco dust to feed Indias near limitless demand for bidis. Under Indian law, this is legal. Sagira, who has deep brown eyes and a wide smile, joined her familys bidi work when she was 7. At first she just rolled out thread for her older sisters and brother, then she helped finish off the cigarettes, pushing down the open ends. Last year, she graduated to full-scale rolling. She is not alone. Her best friend, Amira, also rolls bidis. So do Wasima and Jaminoor and the rest of the girls in a neighborhood that is, at its heart, a giant, open-air bidi factory. Parents and children roll cigarettes on rooftops, in the alleyways, by the roads. Of the roughly 20,000 families in Dhuliyan, an estimated 95 percent roll bidis to survive. Sagira is expert enough that even when distracted, her fingers continue to flit blindly through the tobacco shavings in front of her. She says the work can make her ill, with a cold, a cough, a fever. Her head often aches. So do her fingers. Sometimes, she takes her woven basket of tendu leaves and tobacco to the banks of the Ganges to roll in a circle with her friends. She stops every so often to splash in the river for a few moments. Then she gets back to work. I cant play around, she said. A 1986 law barred children under 14 from working with bidis and other hazardous industries, but left a huge loophole that allowed children to assist their families with work performed at home. So now, while the tobacco is threshed, cut and blended in factories, it is then given to Manu Seikh, the bidi king of Sagiras neighborhood, and other middlemen to distribute to families for rolling. The bidis are then brought back to the factory for roasting, packaging and shipping. A pack of 10 to 12 will retail for 6 rupees, or 12 cents. The informal nature of the work makes it nearly impossible to count how many of Indias 7 million bidi rollers are children, but estimates range from 250,000 to 1 million. Every noon, adults and children carry baskets and tubs filled with bundles of bidis to Seikhs corner stall, where his men scan them for quality, reject those deemed substandard and stack the others in shallow wooden boxes. A bookkeeper makes a note in a ledger and hands over a chit for payment. Then the rollers receive more tobacco and tendu leaves for another days work. Seikh blames poverty for forcing the children to work, and the government for failing to stop it. I am very concerned about children not going to school and losing their futures. But we are helpless, Seikh said. In his nearby factory, Ranjan Choudhary, 37, also distances himself from blame, even as boys aged about 7 or 8 slide bidis into plastic pouches and seal them on a small stove. Whatever the child labor laws say, he sees the industry as a lifeline for the people. It affects children, but for them to survive, this is the only industry here. There is no other source of income, he said. The industrys chief trade group also brushed off responsibility. Working to survive Indian girl trapped in circle of cigarette rolling for the future Sagira rolls bidi tobacco at her house. She is among hundreds of thousands of children toiling in the hidden corners of rural India, many working in hazardous industries crucial to the economy: the fiery brick kilns that underpin the building industry, the pesticide-laden fields that produce its food. Manohar Aich Joachim Gauck St. Patricks party mob battles police LONDON, Ontario Police in London, Ontario, said they have made at least 11 arrests after St. Patricks Day celebrations got out of hand with revellers setting a large street fire and battling police who tried to intervene. The trouble began Saturday night in a district heavily populated by college students, which has been the site of previous disturbances. District Fire Chief Jim Holmes said crews were called to the scene after revellers flipped over a TV news van and set it on fire. 3 dead in viewing of Coptic Pope CAIRO An Egyptian church official said three mourners died of suffocation while paying their final respects to Egypts Coptic Christian spiritual leader. Church official Anba Younnes said the three died of suffocation inside Cairos main Abbasiya cathedral as thousands of mourners gathered Sunday to catch a glimpse of Pope Shenoudas embalmed corpse. The Coptic Pope, who was patriarch for four decades, died Saturday. He has been embalmed and was placed in a seated position on an ornate throne for mourners to see until his burial Tuesday.
Baseball, NBA/ B2 NCAA mens tournament/ B3 NCAA womens tournament/ B4 Golf, tennis, hockey/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Puzzles, comics/ B7, B8 Classifieds/ B9 Roger Federer tops John Isner to win BNP Paribas Open./ B5 Section B MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFS Two more boaters killed at regattaTAVARES Two boaters have died in a collision at a central Florida regatta, bringing the number killed at the weekend event to three. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill told The Orlando Sentinel the Sunday afternoon collision killed 64-year-old Charles Woodruff of Jensen Beach and 73-year-old Dea Wiseley of Sun City. The spokesman said Woodruffs boat ran over the top of Wiselys boat on Lake Dora; both men were ejected. A day earlier, a man and a woman were ejected from their vessel while participating in a race. Hill said the woman was rescued in the water, but the man was struck and killed by another boat. The mans name wasnt released. The regatta typically attracts 8,000 to 10,000 spectators, vendors and participants. 49ers contenders in Manning pursuit SAN FRANCISCO Jim Harbaugh coaching Peyton Manning. In the Bay Area, theyre beginning to think about the possibility and believe it truly might happen. A former NFL quarterback, Harbaugh worked wonders with Alex Smith last season and now all signs point to the 49ers being a serious player in the Manning sweepstakes. If San Francisco doesnt sign Manning, the 49ers will have some serious relationship-building to do. The Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos, the other two Manning finalists, could face similar issues if they dont get him. Alex Smith concludes visit with Dolphins MIAMI San Francisco 49ers free agent quarterback Alex Smith left the Miami Dolphins complex after a 5 1/2hour meeting with the team. The visit Sunday could affect the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, because the 49ers are among three finalists for Manning, along with the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. The 49ers had been working to re-sign Smith. Smith and Manning have the same agent, Tom Condon. The Dolphins unexpected courtship of Smith came after they were spurned by Manning. They then courted former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who instead agreed to terms Sunday with the Seattle Seahawks on a multiyear deal. Broncos Quinn signs with Chiefs DENVER Deciding not to wait for the Peyton Manning saga to play out in Denver, Broncos backup Brady Quinn has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former first-round pick of the Browns is expected to back up quarterback Matt Cassel, who will be coming back from a season-ending injury to his throwing hand. Quinn started 12 games over three seasons in Cleveland, completing 52 percent of his passes for 1,902 yards and 10 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He did not play as a backup last season with the Broncos. Gophers win NCAA womens hockey title DULUTH, Minn. Sarah Erickson scored two goals, Noora Raty stopped 42 shots and Minnesota beat Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA womens hockey final on Sunday. Amanda Kessel and Emily West also scored for Minnesota, which won its third national title. The Badgers had an opportunity to grab the lead at the end of the first period with the score tied at 2, but failed to score on a 5-on-3 power play.From wire reports Associated Press Brad Keselowski celebrates Sunday as he drives into victory lane after winning the Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn. Associated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCARs championship race. At the track Sunday, Keselowski again made his way to Victory Lane. And he again began to think about a Sprint Cup title. Keselowski led a careerbest and race-high 231 laps, then held off Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on a late restart to cruise to his first victory of the season. What can I say? I love Bristol and Bristol loves me, said Keselowski, who immediately began taking pictures in Victory Lane to send to Twitter. The goal at Penske Racing is to win a Sprint Cup championship, and one win certainly doesnt achieve that, but its a great step. The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has a wild-card provisional for the winningest driver not otherwise eligible. Keselowski dominates in Bristol win See BRISTOL / Page B4 Associated Press South Florida forward Victor Rudd Jr. looks up Sunday after dunking against Ohio in the first half in Nashville, Tenn. Norfolk States Quasim Pugh tries to shoot past Floridas Patric Young in the first half Sunday in Omaha, Neb. The Gators shut down the Spartans, winning 84-50. Associated Press Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State. Boynton scored 20 points andthe balanced Gators routed the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Norfolk State shook up the West Regional when it upset No. 2 seed Missouri 86-84 on Friday, and was trying to become the first 15 seed to reach the round of 16. Florida put a quick end to that idea, making five 3-pointers during a 25-0 run that made it 29-6 midway through the first half. The seventh-seeded Gators (25-10) made it to the regional semifinals for the sixth time in 12 NCAA tournament appearances under coach Billy Donovan. They will play No. 3 seed Marquette on Thursday in Phoenix after their second straight runaway win. Florida was 4 for 23 from beyond the arc in its tourney opener, but still managed to beat Virginia 71-45. It rediscovered its shooting touch early against Norfolk State (2610), making five of its first eight 3-point attempts and 10 of 28 for the game. Erving Walker finished with 15 points for the Gators. Bradley Beal scored 14, Mike Rosario had 12 and Erik Murphy 10. The resounding loss put a damper on a fun couple of days for Norfolk State center Kyle OQuinn, who got the celebrity treatment after collecting 26 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri. OQuinn was a walking quote machine in the 24 hours after the shocking win over Missouri. He talked about how the upset even blew up his own bracket, how he watched the cheerleaders during breaks in the action and how Gators D too much for upstart Spartans Bulls run over Ohio 62, USF 56 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Walter Offutt and Ohio are moving on in the NCAA tournament. Step aside, VCU. Enjoy your memories, Butler. The Bobcats are well on their way to becoming the midmajor darlings of this March Madness. Offutt scored 21 points, D.J. Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida 62-56 on Sunday night to advance to the Midwest Regional semifinals. The Bobcats (29-7), who opened the tournament with an upset against fourth-seeded Michigan, will play No. 1 seed North Carolina in St. Louis on Friday in their first trip to the round of 16 since they lost to the Wolverines in the regional finals in 1964. Ohio trailed by two when Offutt swished a 3-pointer, launching a 10-0 run for the Bobcats. A pair of free throws by Cooper made it 54-46 with 3:28 left. The Bobcats had a 59-53 lead when Toarlyn Fitzpatrick connected for South Floridas first 3pointer of the half. But Cooper went 3 for 4 from the line while the Bulls missed three shots in the final 36 seconds. Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins scored 13 points apiece and Augustus Gilchrist had 12 for the Bulls (22-14), who were playing in their third game in five days with a travel day in between. If fatigue was a concern for South Florida, it didnt show it. The Bulls relied on their stingy defense to limit Ohio to just 30.4 percent shooting in the first half. But while the Bulls managed to keep the Bobcats away from the rim, they couldnt stop them at the perimeter. Half of Ohios second-half buckets were 3s, and the Bobcats finished 9 for 18 from long range. The Big Easts top scoring defensive team and the MidAmerican Conference tournament champions turned out to be a good match for one another. Strong defense from both sides turned the first half into a mostly slow-paced affair. South Florida managed just 40.7 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes. See GATORS / Page B3 CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Preston Knox tees off on the fifth hole Sunday during the 50th annual St. Patricks Golf Championship at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Preston Knox wins St. Pats tourney C.J. RISAK CorrespondentINVERNESS Fate intervened, finally. Preston Knox did not enter the 50thSt. Pats Tournament believing fate would do so on his behalf. He could have. This marked his ninth appearance in the St. Pats, competing on the Inverness Golf and Country Club course he grew up playing on. And hed been on the brink before, coming so close to victory only to finish second. Twice. Not this time. Knox stayed near the top of the leaderboard through the first two rounds, then fired a tournament-best fourunder-par 68 in the final round to claim the title that had previously eluded him. This means a lot, Knox said after collecting his trophy. More than words can say. I wanted to win this for my grandfather. ... He passed away two years ago. He and my dad taught me how to play on this course. Knoxs grandparents lived next to the course and were members. See ST. PATS / Page B5
B2 M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Clay Buchholz allowed one run and four hits in five innings, Cody Ross homered for the second straight afternoon and Boston beat Tampa Bay. Buchholz, who struck out four and walked none, allowed his only run on Evan Longorias second-inning homer his first hit of spring training. Longoria was 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs and an RBI. Rays left-hander Matt Moore, back from a mild abdominal strain, gave up four runs, two hits and three walks in 2 1-3 innings, leaving after he walked the bases loaded in the third. He allowed solo homers to Ross and Josh Kroeger.Astros 9, Mets 5KISSIMMEE, Fla. Carlos Lee drove in five runs with a double and a home run off a once again ineffective Mike Pelfrey, and the Houston Astros beat the Mets 9-5 Sunday to extend New Yorks spring training losing streak to eight. Jed Lowrie also homered and drove in three runs, and Travis Buck had three hits for the Astros, who dropped New York to a big league-worst 3-11. Making his third spring training start, Pelfrey allowed eight runs, eight hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings with four strikeouts. He has given up 16 runs and 20 hits over 9 2-3 innings. Twins 10, Pirates 0FORT MYERS, Fla. Francisco Liriano threw five hitless innings, and Minnesota allowed just one hit in a win over Pittsburgh. The Pirates did not get a hit until Brandon Boggs singled off non-roster invitee Luis Perdomo in the eighth inning. Perdomo was the fourth of five Twins pitchers. Jamey Carroll went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs after starting spring training 1 for 23. Charlie Morton gave up five runs and seven hits for Pittsburgh. Blue Jays 10, Phillies 2 DUNEDIN, Fla. Jose Bautista hit his third home run of spring training and Philadelphias Cole Hamels gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings as Toronto defeated the Phillies. Bautistas two-run homer capped a five-run sixth. Hamels, who had allowed two runs in 10 2-3 innings over his three previous spring training starts, gave up two runs in the second inning, one on doubles by Yan Gomes and Yunel Escobar, then was chased when Gomes hit a two-run single in a three-run third. Torontos Brett Cecil allowed one run and four hits in four innings. Braves 2, Orioles (SS) 2, 10 innings The Braves Mike Minor stretched his scoreless streak to 14 innings and Baltimores Tsuyoshi Wada made his delayed debut as Atlanta and an Orioles split squad tied in 10 innings. Minor allowed two hits in five innings, striking out three and walking one. He has given up just seven hits in his four starts and has 10 strikeouts to five walks. Wada, signed by the Orioles after a successful career in Japan, struck out three while allowing a hit and a run in two innings. The left-hander had been sidelined since early in camp because of a sore elbow. Braves third baseman Chipper Jones doubled in the second for his first extra-base hit of the spring. He is 5 for 12 since starting 0 for 10. Tigers 11, Nationals 7VIERA, Fla. Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 2 with an RBI double and Doug Fister had seven of Detroits 14 strikeouts as the Tigers beat Washington. Fister struck out four of the first five batters he faced in a four-inning outing for Detroit. Clete Thomas, trying to make the Tigers as an outfielder, had three RBIs and hit a towering solo homer for Detroit, which had 15 hits. Nationals 19-year-old sensation Bryce Harper was 1 for 5 with four strikeouts and a double. He was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse after the game so he can gain experience in center field. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2JUPITER, Fla. Adam Wainwright limited the Marlins to one hit and an unearned run in four innings and David Freese hit a go-ahead three-run homer as St. Louis beat Miami. Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano allowed one run and four hits in four innings. Zambrano struck out seven, upping his spring total to 16 in 9 1-3 innings. John Bucks single in the third inning was the lone hit off Wainwright. Freese homered in the eighth inning. Angels 1, Dodgers 1, 5 1/2 innings GLENDALE, Ariz. On a wet, chilly day that even included some hail, the Angels Dan Haren and the Dodgers Chris Capuano managed to get their work in. The Los Angeles rivals played a 1-1, 5 1/2-inning tie Sunday in a game shortened by a storm that included high winds and lightning Haren was perfect through three innings before giving up a run in the fourth on Adam Kennedys double and Juan Uribes single. Capuano gave up one run and two hits in four innings with three strikeouts and one walk. Athletics 11, Diamondbacks (ss) 2 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Trevor Cahill lost to his former team and dropped to 0-3 in spring training as the Oakland Athletics beat an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad 11-2 Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. Cahill, acquired in December along with Craig Breslow for prospects, allowed two runs, two hits and two walks in three innings with two strikeouts. Brandon Moss homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for the As. Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Kila Kaaihue added a solo drive. Oakland starter Tyson Ross allowed four hits in three scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Arizonas Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer in a game delayed by rain for 36 minutes after the third inning. Cubs (ss) 3, Rangers (ss) 2 LAS VEGAS Joe Mather hit a tiebreaking solo home run off Sean Green in the ninth inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 split-squad victory over the Texas Rangers and a twogame split at Cashman Field. Texas tied the score in the eighth against Alberto Cabrera when Guilder Rodriguez doubled and scored on Ryan Strausborgers single. Texas starter Matt Harrison gave up one run and one hit in five innings, struck out five and walked one. Cubs starter Chris Volstad allowed one run and four hits in four innings, struck out three and walked none. Julio Borbons RBI single put Texas ahead in the first, but Chicago took a 2-1 lead on Alfonso Sorianos sacrifice fly in the fourth and Bobby Scales run-scoring double in the eighth. Diamondbacks (ss) 8, Reds 7 GOODYEAR, Ariz. Chris Young hit two doubles to lead an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad to an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Adam Eaton had a double and triple, driving in three runs for the Diamondbacks. Left-hander Tyler Skaggs, the Diamondbacks top pitching prospect, allowed one run on two hits over three innings. Scott Rolen hit a three-run opposite field home run. The home run was encouraging for Cincinnati. Rolens left shoulder is healthy after surgery. He was limited to 65 games last season and hit five home runs in 2011 after hitting 20 in 2010. Mike Leake allowed a run on two hits and a walk in four innings, his longest outing of the spring. Rolen hit his first home run of the spring off Joe Patterson. Arizona scored seven runs off Clay Zavada and Sam LeCure in the fifth inning. Royals 6, Indians 4 SURPRISE, Ariz. Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a tworun homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday, a win dampened by an elbow injury to closer Joakim Soria. Soria, a two-time AL All-Star, left in the fifth inning with soreness in his right elbow after retiring only one of the five batters he faced and yielding three runs. Soria, who missed the 2003 season after having Tommy John surgery, has an 18.90 ERA in three appearances, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, a walk and a hit batter in 3 1-3 innings. Indians starter Josh Tomlin took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four innings. In his past three starts, Tomlin has allowed 24 hits and 17 runs in 10 innings. Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 2, raising his spring average to .517 and scored two runs for Kansas City. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a pair runs for the Indians with a single in the fifth inning. Braves 2, Orioles (ss) 2, 10 innings KISSIMMEE, Fla. The Braves Mike Minor stretched his scoreless streak to 14 innings and Baltimores Tsuyoshi Wada made his delayed debut as Atlanta and an Orioles split squad tied 2-2 in 10 innings Sunday. Minor allowed two hits in five innings, striking out three and walking one. He has given up just seven hits in his four starts and has 10 strikeouts to five walks. Wada, signed by the Orioles after a successful career in Japan, struck out three while allowing a hit and a run in two innings. The left-hander had been sidelined since early in camp because of a sore elbow. Orioles starter Jason Hammel allowed one run and four hits in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out five, walked one and hit a batter. Braves third baseman Chipper Jones doubled in the second for his first extra-base hit of the spring. He is 5 for 12 since starting 0 for 10. Padres (ss) 5, Giants 1SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Edinson Volquez endured three innings of hail, rain and wind as a San Diego Padres split squad rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Sunday. Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Volquez gave up one run, two hits and four walks with one strikeout in his third spring training start. The Giants only run came in the third inning when Emmanuel Burris hit a two-out triple and scored on a wild pitch. San Franciscos Madison Bumgarner gave up four hits in five shutout innings with no walks and a pair of strikeouts. Rangers-Brewers rained out PHOENIX The game between the Milwaukee Brewers and a Texas Rangers split squad was rained out in the fourth inning on Sunday. The Brewers scored four runs in the bottom of the third to take a 6-4 lead. After Manny Parra pitched a scoreless fourth, Michael Kirkman threw one pitch in the bottom of the inning before the umpires called for the tarp. After a 12-minute rain delay, the umpires called the game. It was the Brewers first Cactus League rainout since 2010. White Sox 7, Cubs 5 MESA, Ariz. Jordan Danks homered in the 10th inning, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over a split squad of Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Dan Johnson hit a two-run homer and Gordon Beckham singled in two runs with in a 5run sixth inning for the White Sox. Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman threw three scoreless innings. He gave up only two hits and struck out three. For the Sox, Zach Stewart a candidate to make the staff as a reliever and spot starter gave up two runs and six hits in three innings. Associated Press Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles dives but cant make the play Sunday on a single by Tampa Bays Desmond Jennings during the third inning in Port Charlotte. Longoria homers, but Red Sox pound Rays Associated Press The Miami Heats Dwyane Wade shoots over Ryan Anderson Sunday during the first half in Miami. Associated PressMIAMI Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 23 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 91-81 on Sunday night to extend their home winning streak to 13 games. LeBron James finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals for the Heat. His pass with 3:46 left made it past two Magic defenders and set up Bosh for perhaps the clincher, a three-point play that stretched Miamis lead to 84-73. And with the way Miami was playing defense, that was enough: Orlando scored 12 points in a span of nearly 16 minutes in the second half. Dwight Howard finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando. Quentin Richardson was 5 for 7 on 3pointers for a 15-point night for the Magic, who split four games with Miami this season, both teams going 20 at home. Clippers 87, Pistons 83, OT LOS ANGELES Chris Paul scored nine of his 19 points in overtime and added a season-high 15 assists, carrying Los Angeles over Detroit. Blake Griffin had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and he tipped in Pauls missed layup with 19 seconds left in regulation before Paul swiped the ball from Tayshaun Prince to send it to overtime. After hitting two long jumpers early in overtime, Paul capped a dominant performance by grabbing control of a jumpball tip and getting it to Randy Foye for a layup with 7 seconds left. He added two free throws with 3.4 seconds left as Los Angeles finished 3-3 in a stretch of six home games in eight days. Greg Monroe scored six of his 23 points in overtime and added 15 rebounds for Detroit, which dropped to 1-3 on its five-game Western Conference road trip. Prince scored 20 points for the Pistons, who went 3 for 16 in the fourth quarter while blowing a late nine-point lead. Hawks 103, Cavavliers 87 CLEVELAND Joe Johnson scored 28 points and short-handed Atlanta beat Cleveland for the sixth straight time. Atlanta had only 10 players available, but took an early lead that it never relinquished. The Hawks built a 19-point lead midway through the third quarter and answered Clevelands only run late in the period to win going away. Jeff Teague added 18 points for the Hawks and Kirk Hinrich scored 14. Alonzo Gee matched a career high with 20 points to lead Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and had 10 assists for his first career double-double. Kings 115, Timberwolves 99SACRAMENTO, Calif. Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and Sacramento used a strong second half to beat slumping Minnesota. The Kings were tied at halftime, but gained the lead for good by outscoring Minnesota 33-25 in the third quarter. Sacramento quickly built on its eight-point lead after three quarters and the Timberwolves trailed by double digits for much of the fourth. Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points, John Salmons added 15 and Jason Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. Chuck Hayes had a season-high 12 points and eight rebounds. Kevin Love had his 33rd 20-10 game, scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, losers of three straight and four of five. Derrick Williams had 16 points and nine rebounds. Grizzlies 97, Wizards 92MEMPHIS, Tenn. Rudy Gay scored 27 points, including five in the final 23.9 seconds, to lift Memphis over Washington. Mike Conley added 17 points and six assists for Memphis, which snapped a twogame losing streak. Marc Gasol had 15 points and Zach Randolph added 13. Randolph, Gay and Gasol had nine rebounds apiece, helping Memphis to a 53-40 advantage on the boards. John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points and six assists. Jordan Crawford finished with 22 points, and Kevin Seraphin had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Washington lost for the fifth time in the last six. On-fire Heat beat Magic to extend home win streak
he was more concerned with having fun than playing basketball in high school. He wasnt nearly as entertaining on the court against Florida. He missed eight of nine shots and finished with four points his lowest output since he scored two points in a 32-point December loss at Illinois State. His only field goal was a firsthalf dunk, and he played only 23 minutes after logging 37 against Missouri. He didnt get much help, either. The Spartans, who shot 54 percent and made 10 of 19 3pointers against Missouri, shot 27 percent and were 4 of 24 on 3s against the Gators. Boynton, who had made just 4 of his previous 21 3s, hit from long distance to start Floridas decisive run. The big surge featured the frenetic temp that Florida enjoys. The Spartans missed 10 shots in a row, and each time the smaller Gators got the rebound, they pushed the ball quickly up the floor. Erik Murphy hit back-toback 3s, Bradley made one and Beal tipped in Scottie Wilbekins missed 3 before Norfolk State ended a fieldgoal drought that lasted more than 7 minutes. Norfolk State got into the tournament by winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament. They carried an eight-game winning streak into the matchup with Florida and came into the arena exuding confidence and played with it the first few minutes. OQuinn, who took only 30 3-pointers for the season, opened the game by launching one from above the top of the key. He missed, then went back on defense and blocked Patric Youngs first shot. Chris McEachin hit a 3, and Rodney McCauley swooped in to put back a miss, got fouled and made the free throw, and Norfolk State was up 6-4. Norfolk States small but loud cheering section loved it. Then came Floridas game-breaking 25-0 run, and the Gators were on their way to improving to 22-0 all-time against MEAC opponents. The Spartans next, and last, highlight came nine minutes later on a backboard-shaking dunk by OQuinn. Problem was, that was the big guys first points of the game, and it only cut Floridas lead to 33-13. If Norfolk States spirit was broken, the same couldnt be said about its fans. They kept chanting DEEFENSE, DEE-FENSE even as the Spartans fell behind by 31 points in the second half. The Spartans received a standing ovation as they walked off the court after the game. Xavier, down big early, holds off Lehigh Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Applings crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Phoenix. Appling added 19 points for the Spartans (29-7), who had to scrap their way past the ninth-seeded Billikens (26-8). Saint Louis controlled the tempo but never got a complete handle on Green, Michigan States superb senior. He added six assists and even helped mop up sweat off the floor in the final minute. Kwamain Mitchell scored 13 and Brian Conklin 11 for Saint Louis, back in the tournament for the first time since 2000. MIDWEST REGIONAL No. 1 North Carolina 87, No. 8 Creighton 73GREENSBORO, N.C. John Henson proved hes healthy enough to help North Carolinas latest push for the Final Four. It remains to be seen if Kendall Marshall will be able to help the Tar Heels. Henson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in his return from a wrist injury, but Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of North Carolinas thirdround victory over Creighton. Coach Roy Williams confirmed the injury after the game, and said he would talk to Marshall and his parents about his status Sunday night. The point guard still finished with 18 points and 11 assists. North Carolina got off to a fast start and built a 15-point lead in the first half, then kept control and pushed the margin to 19 after the break on the way to its second straight doubledigit victory in the Midwest Regional. The top-seeded Tar Heels (31-5) reached the round of 16 for a record 25th time. Doug McDermott scored 20 points for the Bluejays (29-6), who shot 41 percent and couldnt keep up with the hot-shooting Tar Heels.No. 11 N.C. State 66, No. 3 Georgetown 63Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition by upsetting Georgetown. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance to play the Purdue-Kansas winner on Friday in St. Louis. A lowly 11th seed coming in, they had to survive a furious comeback by the Hoyas (24-9) and only were assured of the win when Jason Clarks 3-point attempt from the right wing was off the mark at the buzzer. C.J. Williams, Scott Wood and C.J. Leslie each had 14 points, and Brown added 12 for the Wolfpack, who earned their first trip to the round of 16 since 2005. Hollis Thompson led the Hoyas with 23 points. SOUTH REGIONAL No. 10 Xavier 70, No. 15 Lehigh 58 GREENSBORO, N.C. Xavier is making a habit of reaching the round of 16. Senior center Kenny Frease scored a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and the Musketeers knocked off upsetminded Lehigh 70-58 Sunday. Lehigh, which stunned No. 2 seed Duke on Friday, was looking to become the first 15 seed to make it to the tournaments second weekend. But the 7-foot Frease stood in the way. He dominated in the paint, hitting 11 of 13 shots, and Tu Holloway was his normal productive self with 21 points as 10th-seeded Xavier (22-12) moved on to play No. 3 seed Baylor on Friday in the South Regional at Atlanta. The Musketeers held C.J. McCollum, the nations fifthleading scorer, to 14 points on 5-of-22 shooting and overcame a 15-point first-half deficit. Mackey McKnight had 20 points for Lehigh (27-7), which tied a Patriot League record for wins in a season. The Mountain Hawks started strong, opening a 35-20 lead behind 53 percent shooting and 14 first-half points from McKnight. Xavier clawed back to cut the lead to 37-33 at halftime behind a 3point buzzer-beater by Holloway.C OLLEGE B ASKETBALLC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 B3 Call today or Go Online... w w w e l d i a b l o g o l f c o m www.eldiablogolf.com Tee times are going fast!! 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PALLETS OF SOD EXCLUDED FROM THIS OFFER. Associated Press North Carolina States C.J. Williams celebrates Sunday as the team defeated Georgetown 66-63 in Columbus, Ohio. Wolfpack stuns Hoyas; Spartans roll GATORSContinued from Page B1 Floridas Kenny Boynton is surrounded by defenders as they compete for a rebound in the second half Sunday. Associated Press Drexel squeaks past N. Iowa Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Samme Givens scored 28 points to lead Drexel to a 65-63 win over Northern Iowa on Sunday in the second round of the NIT. Chris Fouch added 16 points for the Dragons (296), who host Massachusetts in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday. Johnny Moran scored 19 points to lead Northern Iowa (20-14). Drexel led by as many as 18 in the first half before Morans 3-pointer with 34.6 seconds left closed the margin to 61-60. Northern Iowa then fouled Givens out of a timeout and he made 1 of 2 free throws with 24.3 seconds to go. The Panthers Anthony James missed a driving layup at the other end and Damion Lee hit two free throws with 12.9 seconds left to make it 64-60. Chip Rank gave the Panthers life with a 3pointer with 6.1 seconds remaining, but Frantz Massenat made 1 of 2 free throws before Morans last-second 3-point attempt went off the back rim. Oregon 108, Iowa 97EUGENE, Ore. E.J. Singler scored 25 points, Olu Ashaolu had 22 points and Oregon defeated Iowa 10897 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. Carlos Emory also had 19 points, and Devoe Joseph and Garrett Sim scored 15 each for the Ducks (24-9), who rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to advance to the quarterfinals and a game against Pac-12 rival Washington in Seattle on Tuesday. Oregons 108 points was its most in a game since beating UC Riverside 108-67 Dec. 28, 2002. Devyn Marble led the Hawkeyes (18-17) with 31 points and made all seven of his 3-point attempts. He shot 10 of 15 overall. Aaron White also scored 22 for Iowa, Melsahn Basabe had 17 points and Bryce Cartwright had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Oregon took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Joseph with 11:44 to play in the game that made it 71-68. Nevada beats Bucknell 7567 in NIT second roundNevada 75, Bucknell 67 RENO, Nev. Olek Czyz scored 24 points, Malik Story had 18, and Nevada beat Bucknell 75-67 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. Nevada (28-6) went on a 10-1 run to lead 42-29 at halftime. The Wolf Pack take on the winner of the Stanford-Illinois State game. Bucknell (25-10) cut the deficit to three points with 44.6 seconds left after Mike Muscalas two free throws, but the Bison couldnt get any closer. Muscala led Bucknell with 25 points while Cameron Ayers scored 21.
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(Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Citrus vs. Columbia in Gainesville. 4 p.m. Lecanto at River Ridge. GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. Lecanto at River Ridge. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Food City 500 Results Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses)1. (5) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 500 laps, 142.8 rating, 48 points, $186,770. 2. (21) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 119.7, 43, $179,821. 3. (15) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 104.4, 41, $147,149. 4. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 500, 107.2, 40, $135,124. 5. (25) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 500, 120.4, 40, $98,535. 6. (33) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 500, 107.3, 38, $139,810. 7. (17) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, 93.1, 37, $127,793. 8. (30) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 500, 84.5, 36, $124,351. 9. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 95, 35, $136,596. 10. (11) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 88.7, 34, $102,060. 11. (14) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 80.4, 33, $139,546. 12. (3) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 85.9, 32, $132,818. 13. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 98.7, 32, $111,085. 14. (23) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, 84.6, 30, $140,810. 15. (18) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, 102.5, 30, $100,035. 16. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 498, 76.9, 28, $99,935. 17. (2) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 498, 94, 28, $132,635. 18. (27) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 498, 67.9, 26, $116,893. 19. (7) Aric Almirola, Ford, 498, 77.1, 25, $127,446. 20. (20) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 498, 69.8, 24, $132,901. 21. (19) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 497, 63.6, 23, $90,010. 22. (32) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 496, 63.4, 22, $97,735. 23. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 496, 55, 21, $105,618. 24. (6) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 496, 64.3, 20, $111,343. 25. (24) Casey Mears, Ford, 496, 58.8, 19, $101,068. 26. (26) David Gilliland, Ford, 496, 55.8, 18, $98,207. 27. (34) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 496, 51.8, 17, $96,510. 28. (36) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 495, 55, 16, $95,860. 29. (29) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 495, 52.7, 15, $111,605. 30. (40) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 493, 38.3, 14, $86,410. 31. (39) Michael McDowell, Ford, 492, 40.9, 13, $84,110. 32. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 423, 35.9, 12, $131,243. 33. (42) Ken Schrader, Ford, 420, 41.4, 11, $91,985. 34. (35) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 417, 49.7, 10, $83,935. 35. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 395, 94.4, 10, $131,921. 36. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 389, 35.3, 8, $111,743. 37. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 366, 44, 7, $91,780. 38. (28) David Stremme, Toyota, accident, 334, 43.7, 6, $83,703. 39. (8) Carl Edwards, Ford, 245, 35, 5, $127,191. 40. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 57, 32.4, 0, $80,875. 41. (43) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, vibration, 26, 31.1, 3, $80,800. 42. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, vibration, 17, 28.1, 0, $80,720. 43. (37) Josh Wise, Ford, rotor, 16, 27.1, 1, $80,289.Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 93.037 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.714 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 49 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1-41; A.Allmendinger 42-95; B.Vickers 96-116; D.Earnhardt Jr. 117; B.Vickers 118-216; B.Keselowski 217-254; M.Kenseth 255-256; J.Gordon 257; B.Vickers 258-262; B.Keselowski 263-341; D.Earnhardt Jr. 342; B.Keselowski 343-346; M.Kenseth 347389; B.Keselowski 390-500. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 4 times for 232 laps; B.Vickers, 3 times for 125 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 54 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 45 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 41 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 157; 2. K.Harvick, 148; 3. M.Kenseth, 145; 4. M.Truex Jr., 139; 5. D.Hamlin, 137; 6. D.Earnhardt Jr., 137; 7. T.Stewart, 130; 8. C.Bowyer, 126; 9. J.Logano, 126; 10. P.Menard, 123; 11. J.Burton, 120; 12. R.Newman, 118. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers714420795195158 Pittsburgh714421694231180 Philadelphia724222892231204 New Jersey724126587198187 N.Y. Islanders7229321169169216 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston714127385228178 Ottawa7337261084221213 Buffalo7233291076180204 Toronto723232872208219 Montreal7328321369191203 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida7135231383180197 Washington723630678193205 Winnipeg723430876192203 Carolina7329291573194217 Tampa Bay713232771199240 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA x-St. Louis7346198100189142 Nashville724222892206186 Detroit724424492221174 Chicago734025888222212 Columbus722342753166231 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver714320894223180 Colorado743930583194195 Calgary7334261381182199 Minnesota7129321068153199 Edmonton722836864190213 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas723928583189192 Phoenix7336261183191188 San Jose7136251082194181 Los Angeles7235251282167158 Anaheim7330321171180203 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Sundays Games Columbus 2, Calgary 1, SO Phoenix 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Chicago 5, Washington 2 Nashville 3, Anaheim 1 Carolina 4, Winnipeg 3 Mondays Games Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2520.556 Boston2321.5231 New York2124.4674 Toronto1530.33310 New Jersey1531.32610 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3311.750 Orlando2917.6305 Atlanta2619.5787 Washington1034.22723 Charlotte736.16325 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3710.787 Indiana2518.58110 Milwaukee2024.45515 Cleveland1626.38118 Detroit1629.35620 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2914.674 Memphis2518.5814 Dallas2620.5654 Houston2421.5336 New Orleans1134.24419 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3311.750 Denver2520.5568 Utah2222.50011 Minnesota2224.47812 Portland2123.47712 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2816.636 L.A. Clippers2618.5912 Phoenix2222.5006 Golden State1824.4299 Sacramento1629.35612 Sundays Games Atlanta 103, Cleveland 87 L.A. Clippers 87, Detroit 83, OT Sacramento 115, Minnesota 99 Memphis 97, Washington 92 Miami 91, Orlando 81 Houston at Phoenix, late. Utah at L.A. Lakers, late. Portland at Oklahoma City, late. Mondays Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m.Spring training standings AMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Detroit121.923 Oakland134.765 Toronto134.765 Boston94.692 Seattle116.647 Los Angeles96.600 Kansas City97.563 Minnesota108.556 New York89.471 Baltimore67.462 Chicago510.333 Cleveland410.286 Tampa Bay410.286 Texas411.267 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct San Francisco115.688 Los Angeles84.667 Miami76.538 St. Louis76.538 Colorado87.533 Houston87.533 San Diego98.529 Philadelphia79.438 Arizona710.412 Cincinnati710.412 Milwaukee69.400 Pittsburgh69.400 Chicago711.389 Washington58.385 Atlanta511.313 New York311.214 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sundays Games Boston 8, Tampa Bay 4 Detroit 11, Washington 7 Minnesota 10, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 10, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 2, Baltimore (ss) 2, tie, 10 innings Houston 9, N.Y. Mets 5 St. Louis 4, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs (ss) 3, Texas (ss) 2 Colorado (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., ccd., Rain Texas (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, Ariz., ccd., rain Chicago White Sox 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 1, L.A. Angels 1, tie, 6 innings Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4 Colorado (ss) vs. San Diego (ss) at Tucson, Ariz., ppd., Rain Arizona (ss) 8, Cincinnati 7 San Diego (ss) 5, San Francisco 1 Oakland 11, Arizona (ss) 2 Baltimore (ss) 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At TD Garden, Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse (33-2) vs. Wisconsin (26-9) Ohio State (29-7) vs. Florida State-Cincinnati winner SOUTH REGIONAL Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71 At The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 80, Colorado 63 At The Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. Indiana 63 VCU 61 Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Xavier 70, Lehigh 58 Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome, Atlanta Friday, March 23 Kentucky (34-2) vs. Indiana (27-8) Baylor (29-7) vs. Xavier (23-12) MIDWEST REGIONAL Third Round Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina 87, Creighton 73 At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 66, Georgetown 63 At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 62, South Florida 56 At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Kansas 63, Purdue 60 Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina (31-5) vs. Ohio (29-7) N.C. State (24-12) vs. Kansas (29-6) WEST REGIONAL Third Round Saturday, March 17, At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Marquette 62, Murray State 53 At The Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. Louisville 59, New Mexico 56 Sunday, March 18 At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Michigan State 65, Saint Louis 61 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 84, Norfolk State 50 Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center, Phoenix Michigan State (29-7) vs. Louisville (28-9) Marquette (27-7) vs. Florida (25-10) Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 5 9 6 CASH 3 (late) 1 9 0 PLAY 4 (early) 4 3 0 9 PLAY 4 (late) 0 7 5 0 FANTASY 5 6 10 16 28 29 B4 M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD Keselowskis win at Bristol last August was his third of the season and gave him the provisional that allowed him to race for the title. Now, just a month into the season, hes focused on collecting victories. One win is good; two wins is really good, Keselowski said. We need to keep winning races to lock ourselves in the Chase, but heck, Id rather just go into the Chase in the top spot. If we run like we have the last few weeks, weve got as good a shot as anybody else. Keselowski narrowly escaped an early seven-car accident, worked his way toward the front, then settled in for a tight battle with Kenseth over the final third of the race. Kenseth beat Keselowski on one of their restarts fans complained instantly on Twitter that Kenseth had jumped the start and Keselowski had to run him back down to reclaim the lead. But a late caution when Tony Stewart hit the wall put Keselowskis win in jeopardy. Ive got no clue what to do here, he radioed crew chief Paul Wolfe, who decided to leave Keselowski on the track and not bring him in to the pits under caution. Then Keselowski had to decide which lane to choose for the final restart, and his decision to take the outside may have sealed the win. I knew as long as I could beat him on the first lap, I knew I had a good enough car and Im a good enough driver to win, Keselowski said. Matt didnt make it easy. Thats his job, to not make it easy on me. He raced me hard; I raced him hard, rubbed a little bit. Thats good racing. Kenseth settled for second in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford. He should have started on the bottom, for me; unfortunately he didnt, said Kenseth, who also denied jumping the earlier restart. I knew it was close, but here is the thing: When you get to the second line, they say that the race is on. I knew we took off a little early. ... I am waiting for him. ... I didnt even floor it until we got to the start-finish line. I dont know if he was trying to let me beat him on purpose or what was going on. Keselowski said judging the restarts was too subjective and that a no-call by NASCAR was the right call. The three Toyotas from Michael Waltrip Racing capped an impressive day by rounding out the top five a feat that marked a strong return to racing for Brian Vickers. Martin Truex Jr. led the MWR contingent with a third-place finish and was followed by Bowyer and Vickers, who ran his first race of the season. Out of work since Red Bull Racing closed at the end of last season, Vickers was tabbed last week to run six of the races that MWR driver Mark Martin sits out this season. He had a strong debut race, leading a career-high 125 laps. In 14 previous races at Bristol, Vickers had led only one lap, never finished in the top 10 and ended on the lead lap only four times. When its your only one, you have to make it count, Vickers said. This was pretty good and it felt really good when we were out there leading. It would have been awesome to hold onto that, but its the first time back so I cant complain about that. What an organization. BRISTOL Continued from Page B1 Associated PressBOWLING GREEN, Ohio Brittney Griner scored 14 points in only 22 minutes and top-seeded Baylor rolled to an 81-40 win over 16th-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday. Brooklyn Pope had 13 points for the Lady Bears (35-0) and Destiny Williams added 12. Baylor has not lost since the quarterfinals of last years NCAA tournament. Emilie Johnson scored 10 points for UCSB (17-16) but the Gauchos were as overmatched as expected. The Lady Bears move on to the second round, where theyll face ninth-seeded Florida on Tuesday night.No. 9 Florida 70, No. 8 Ohio State 65 Jennifer George had 16 points and six rebounds to lead Florida over Ohio State. The Gators (20-12) scored the games first nine points and held on in front of a crowd packed with fans of the in-state Buckeyes (25-7). Tayler Hill scored 23 points for Ohio State, including two late baskets to pull the Buckeyes within two. Florida patiently worked the ball inside to George, who went up strong with her left hand and scored with 45 seconds to play. Ohio State star Samantha Prahalis went scoreless in the second half and finished with nine points. No. 4 Georgia Tech 76, No. 13 Sacred Heart 50CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Freshman guard Sydney Wallace scored a season-high 28 points to lead Georgia Tech past Sacred Heart in the first round. Wallace finished 11 of 13 and hit six 3-pointers while Sasha Goodlett added 12 points and 11 rebounds. They helped Georgia Tech (25-8) set the schools single-season wins record and avoid being upset in the first round for the second time in three years. The Yellow Jackets used a huge run in the first half to take command and didnt allow the Pioneers to get closer than 13 after the break while claiming a spot in the second round opposite fifth-seeded Georgetown on Tuesday night.No. 5 Georgetown 61, No. 12 Fresno State 56CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Tia Magee scored 17 points and Georgetown held on. Adria Crawford and Sugar Rodgers added 11 points apiece for the Hoyas (23-8). They never trailed but blew most of a 17-point lead and made just four field goals during the final 15 1/2 minutes none in the final 6 minutes before improving to 4-0 in NCAA tournament openers.No. 3 Delaware 73, No. 14 UALR 42LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Elena Delle Donne had 39 points and 11 rebounds to lift Delaware over Arkansas-Little Rock. The Blue Hens (31-1) earned their first victory in three NCAA tournament appearances and ran their winning streak to 21 in a row. Delle Donne, the nations leading scorer at 27.5 points per game, was making her first NCAA appearance after leading Delaware to the WNIT the past two seasons. The junior didnt disappoint, collecting 20 points and nine rebounds in the first half and helping the Blue Hens pull away in the second. No. 11 Kansas 57, No. 6 Nebraska 49 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Angel Goodrich scored 20 points to lead Kansas past former Big 12 rival Nebraska. The Jayhawks (20-12) led by as many as 10 in the first half and held on in the second for their first NCAA tournament win since 1999. The appearance was the schools first since 2000 and the first in eight seasons under coach Bonnie Henrickson. RALEIGH REGIONAL No. 1 Notre Dame 74, No. 16 Liberty 43SOUTH BEND, Ind. Kayla McBride scored 15 points and Notre Dame opened the game with an 11-0 run to rout Liberty in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Irish (31-3) will face No. 8 seed California (25-9) on Tuesday at the Purcell Pavilion, where Notre Dame is 16-1 this season. No. 8 California 84, No. 9 Iowa 74SOUTH BEND, Ind. Layshia Clarendon scored 16 points and California nearly lost a big lead before hanging on to beat Iowa. The Golden Bears (25-9) watched a 16-point lead slip to six when Iowas Kamille Wahlin and Kelly Krei hit late 3-pointers. Clarendon made two free throws with 41 seconds left as Cal pushed the lead back to 10 and stopped the rally.No. 13 Marist 76, No. 4 Georgia 70TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Corielle Yarde scored 21 points, Brandy Gang had 18 and Marist upset Georgia in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Yardes three-point play put the Red Foxes up 74-65 with 1:37 left. Casey Dulin added 11 points for Marist (26-7), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions. No. 5 St. Bonaventure 72, No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 65, OT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Megan Van Tatenhove scored 18 points, Armelia Horton had 17 and St. Bonaventure rallied to beat Florida Gulf Coast in overtime, snapping the Eagles 21game winning streak. Doris Ortega and Chelsea Bowker added 10 points each for the Bonnies (30-3), who overcame a 53-42 deficit in the final 6 1/2 minutes. Courtney Chihil sent the game into overtime with the Eagles only field goal in the final 6:29, a layup that tied it at 58. FRESNO REGIONAL No. 3 St. Johns 69, No. 14 Creighton 67NORMAN, Okla. Nadirah McKenith scored on a coast-to-coast layup with 0.1 seconds left, lifting St. Johns to a dramatic victory over Creighton. After Carli Tritz hit two free throws to tie it with 5.4 seconds left, McKenith took an inbounds pass and zoomed up the left sideline and into the lane before lofting a high-arcing shot that splashed in for the game-winner.No. 6 Oklahoma 88, No. 11 Michigan 67 NORMAN, Okla. Aaryn Ellenberg scored 21 of her 28 points in the second half, Whitney Hand added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma defeated Michigan in the first round. Playing on their home court, the Sooners (2112) took control with an early 14-4 run and never trailed. No. 2 Duke 82, No. 15 Samford 47NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tricia Liston scored 22 points and Duke started strong in an easy victory over Samford. Freshman center Elizabeth Williams, the ACC defensive player of the year, had 11 points and three rebounds while playing with a stress fracture in her lower right leg. She is Dukes top scorer and rebounder.No. 7 Vanderbilt 60, No. 10 Middle Tennessee 46NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jasmine Lister scored 19 points to lead Vanderbilt past in-state rival Middle Tennessee. The schools hadnt met since 1992 despite being about 40 miles apart. Vanderbilt (23-9) led 25-18 at halftime and used a 20-5 run in the second half to pull away.KINGSTON REGIONAL No. 4 Penn State 85, No. 13 UTEP 77 BATON ROUGE, La. Maggie Lucas scored 23 points and Alex Bentley had 21 in Penn States victory over UTEP. Zhaque Gray added 15 points for the Lady Lions (25-6), who trailed for much of the first half but led nearly all of the second en route to their second straight appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament.No. 5 LSU 64, No. 12 San Diego State 56 BATON ROUGE, La. LaSondra Barrett had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and LSU held off San Diego State to advance. Courtney Jones added 13 points and Jeanne Kenney 10 for LSU (23-10), which trailed by six midway through the second half but surged with a 12-0 run that lasted nearly 7 minutes. Bears blow by UCSB
S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 B5 Roger Federer is congratulated by John Isner on Sunday after their finals match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer won 7-6 (7), 6-3. Associated Press Associated PressINDIAN WELLS, Calif. Roger Federer defeated John Isner 7-6 (7), 6-3 to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title Sunday, avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-3 for the womens title in the WTA Tours first final between the No. 1 and No. 2 players since 2008. Federer and Azarenka each earned $1 million, the richest winners checks in the tournaments history. Runners-up earned $500,000. Federer improved to 39-2 since last years U.S. Open, with his only losses to No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Australian Open and the 11th-ranked Isner, who won on the Swiss stars home turf last month. Federer, ranked third, avenged both those defeats in consecutive days at Indian Wells, putting away Nadal in the rain-delayed semifinals Saturday and then Isner. Federers victory tied him with Nadal for most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 career titles at 19. Federer won three straight titles here from 2004-06 and his fourth snapped a tie with Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang. Isner had a breakthrough two weeks in the desert, beating topranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals to reach his first Masters 1000 final. That assured him of entering the top 10 for the first time at No. 10 when the latest rankings come out Monday. Azarenka broke Sharapova six times in improving her record to 23-0 this year, the best start to a season since Martina Hingis went 37-0 to open 1997. The top-ranked Belarusian won her Tour-leading fourth title of the year. Federer, Azarenka win titles in California desert Associated PressPALM HARBOR Luke Donald returned to No. 1 in the world the same way he got there the first time. Donald rallied from a three-shot deficit Sunday at the Transitions with a 5under 66, then won a fourman playoff on the first extra hole with a shot out of the rough to 6 feet and a birdie putt that curled in the left side of the cup. He gave a big uppercut with his right fist to celebrate the end of a wild day at Innisbrook and a devastating finish for Ernie Els. Els was among eight players tied for the lead at some point in the final round, and had a one-shot lead going into the closing stretch known as the Snake Pit at the Copperhead course. The Big Easy missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 16th, and then badly missed a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole that caused him to miss the playoff by one shot. He likely has to win in the next two weeks to avoid missing the Masters for the first time since 1993. Donald ended Rory McIlroys two-week stay atop the world ranking. He first reached No. 1 in the world by winning a playoff over Lee Westwood at Wentworth last May. This required more work: Donald had to beat Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Bae Sang-Moon in sudden death. Furyk, who closed with a 69, had an awkward lie just short of the bunker and left himself a 40-foot putt. Bae (68) missed his birdie attempt from 18 feet. Garrigus, who birdied the last two holes in regulation for a 64, pounded his tee shot and hit wedge into 7 feet, but he pulled his birdie putt. That set the stage for Donald, who hit a superb shot from the rough that barely cleared the bunker. I was a lot more nervous the first time, Donald said of getting to No. 1. That certainly wasnt my focus. I was just focused on trying to win the tournament, and it worked out. They all finished at 13under 271. Scott Piercy, who finished his 62 before the leaders teed off, joined Els (67), Ken Duke (68) and Jeff Overton (66) in a tie for fifth. Overton and Piercy had birdie chances on the 18th, neither knowing it would be enough for a playoff. Duke missed a 5-foot par putt on the 17th hole to fall out of a six-way share of the lead. As sweet as it was for Donald, it was painful for Els. The Big Easy needed to win to secure his spot at Augusta National, and he was poised to do just that with a flawless round until the end. But he missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 16th that would have given him a two-shot lead, then fell back into a six-way tie with a tee shot that sailed well right of the par-3 17th green and left him no chance of getting it close to save par. He pulled his approach into the light rough left of the flag on the 18th, chipped below the hole and seemed a lock to be in the playoff. But his par putt never even touched the hole. Els needs to be in the top 50 in the world after next week, and his four-way tie for fifth only moved him to the lower 60s. Because the field isnt strong at Bay Hill, he might have to win to have any chance. Els also is playing the Houston Open. Els barely restrained himself in a TV interview after the round. There really wasnt much to say later. Im pretty hot now, and its difficult to talk with a straight head here, he said. If I take stock, I think Im playing good golf, and Ive got to head into the next couple of weeks trying to get a win. Transitions Championship Par ScoresSunday at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.5 million, yardage: 7,340, par: 71, Final Round (x-won on first playoff hole): x-L. Donald (500), $990,00067-68-70-66 271-13 S. Bae (208), $410,66769-66-68-68 271-13 J. Furyk (208), $410,66766-70-66-69 271-13 R. Garrigus (208), $410,66767-72-68-64 271-13 K. Duke (96), $193,18868-67-69-68 272-12 Ernie Els (96), $193,18870-67-68-67 272-12 J. Overton (96), $193,18868-69-69-66 272-12 S. Piercy (96), $193,18869-68-73-62 272-12 B. Pelt (80), $159,50070-68-69-66 273-11 J. Dufner (68), $132,00066-66-71-71 274-10 M. Kuchar (68), $132,00073-67-69-65 274-10 W. Simpson (68), $132,00068-69-69-68 274-10 K. Streelman (68), $132,00068-69-69-68 274-10 C. DiMarco (57), $101,75070-67-69-69 275-9 C. Hoffman (57), $101,75069-71-67-68 275-9 B. Cauley (54), $85,25068-71-69-68 276-8 S. Garcia (54), $85,25068-68-70-70 276-8 G. Ogilvy (54), $85,25072-68-70-66 276-8 M. Thompson (54), $85,25068-70-71-67 276-8 J. Day (47), $53,83969-72-67-69 277-7 P. Harrington (47), $53,83961-73-72-71 277-7 J. Kelly (47), $53,83969-68-71-69 277-7 J. Mallinger (47), $53,83972-66-66-73 277-7 B. Molder (47), $53,83967-71-73-66 277-7 L. Oosthuizen (47), $53,83973-68-68-68 277-7 C. Reavie (47), $53,83968-70-67-72 277-7 D. Toms (47), $53,83967-72-67-71 277-7 R. Goosen (47), $53,83969-68-65-75 277-7 K. Blanks (38), $32,75673-68-70-67 278-6 G. Chalmers (38), $32,75670-70-68-70 278-6 J. Leonard (38), $32,75669-70-72-67 278-6 K. Perry (38), $32,75666-70-72-70 278-6 J. Rose (38), $32,75667-70-75-66 278-6 W. Claxton (38), $32,75664-74-68-72 278-6 W. McGirt (38), $32,75666-68-73-71 278-6 B. Snedeker (38), $32,75669-72-67-70 278-6 G. Woodland (38), $32,75668-71-68-71 278-6 B. Davis (31), $23,10069-71-69-70 279-5 Bill Lunde (31), $23,10068-73-68-70 279-5 S. Micheel (31), $23,10071-69-66-73 279-5 Kevin Na (31), $23,10071-68-69-71 279-5 K. Reifers (31), $23,10070-68-70-71 279-5 J. Senden (31), $23,10066-70-70-73 279-5 J. Bohn (27), $18,70066-71-70-73 280-4 J. Lovemark (27), $18,70070-67-69-74 280-4 R. Allenby (23), $15,24669-72-69-71 281-3 K.J. Choi (23), $15,24671-70-73-67 281-3 Z. Johnson (23), $15,24671-68-72-70 281-3 G. McNeill (23), $15,24667-68-72-74 281-3 C. Tringale (23), $15,24666-71-70-74 281-3 A. Atwal (19), $13,11871-70-67-74 282-2 J. Daly (19), $13,11869-72-70-71 282-2 J. Walker (19), $13,11870-69-71-72 282-2 N. Watney (19), $13,11869-72-70-71 282-2 Brian Gay (13), $12,26570-70-72-71 283-1 Peter Hanson, $12,26570-70-75-68 283-1 S. Kang (13), $12,26568-73-71-71 283-1 Joe Ogilvie (13), $12,26567-73-71-72 283-1 Greg Owen (13), $12,26570-70-69-74 283-1 Pat Perez (13), $12,26571-70-70-72 283-1 A. Romero (13), $12,26570-68-75-70 283-1 M. Wilson (13), $12,26571-70-70-72 283-1 J. Driscoll (7), $11,66070-70-73-71 284E D.A. Points (7), $11,66069-72-73-70 284E Vijay Singh (7), $11,66071-70-72-71 284E Chris Couch (4), $11,27567-68-73-77 285+1 Tom Gillis (4), $11,27572-69-71-73 285+1 J.J. Henry (4), $11,27570-71-73-71 285+1 M. Leishman (4), $11,27571-70-71-73 285+1 K. Chappell (1), $10,89069-69-75-73 286+2 S. Cink (1), $10,89067-74-72-73 286+2 T. Matteson (1), $10,89070-69-71-76 286+2 J. Byrd (1), $10,67072-69-76-71 288+4 R. Sabbatini (1), $10,56068-72-72-77 289+5 M. Bradley (1), $10,45071-70-74-75 290+6 J. Parnevik (1), $10,34069-72-75-75 291+7 Charlie Wi (1), $10,23070-71-73-78 292+8 Donald back on top Associated Press Luke Donald pumps his fist Sunday after winning the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Berger Warner hits from the fairway on the third hole Sunday during the 50th annual St. Patricks Golf Championship at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. He visited them often, traveling up from Dunedin, and a round of golf was often included. I started playing when I was 3, Knox, now 22, said. Still, no one was about to make it an easy victory for him. An opening round of 75 left him two strokes off the lead; his Saturday score of 73 kept him two shots behind. Knox was hardly alone in the hunt. Going into Sundays final round, six golfers were within four strokes of the lead. The golfer who ended up posing the greatest challenge was in his own group, seven-time champion Berger Warner. I knew I was one stroke ahead going into the back nine (holes), Knox said of the duel. He had me on the ropes, but I finished birdie-birdie. Warner kept pace, also getting a birdie on the 17thhole. But he couldnt catch Knox. Warner and first-round coleader Chris Bernhard each shot a two-under-par 70 Sunday, with Warner placing second with a 218 total and Bernhard third at 220. Knoxs win was as much a credit to his ability to stave off the pressure of the situation. I took my time with my shots, he said. I kept to my routine, I followed my routine. It worked. Knox, who finished second in 2005 and 2006, got the title that had eluded him until now. Dr. Tom Hendrick, a twotime champ who led after two rounds at 74-72-146, shot a final round of 79 to finish at 225, which was good enough for him to win the first flight. I didnt play as well today, Hendrick said. But no way was I going to be able to play with those guys. They played great. With weather conditions near perfect, most of those competing expected an abundance of rounds like those turned in by Knox, Bernhard and Warner. They proved to be rare, with only four sub-par rounds recorded in the tournament. Finishing second behind Hendrick in first flight was Denny Allen with a 75-73-79227, followed by Charles Kelly at 74-78-76-228. The second flight winner was Alan Chatman with a 75-80-75-230, with Bobby Shoemaker second at 80-77-75-232 and Nathan Connor third at 79-81-73-233. Dexter Elsemmores 76-83-78-237 was good enough to win the third flight, followed by Rich Adamonis and John Martin (8182-82-245). Brad Russ collected the title in the fourth flight with an 8477-81-242, with Dan Wilson second at 83-83-78-244 and Steve Bagby third at 87-84-76-247. In the fifth flight, Greg Covino took first with an 80-84-87-251, with Jim Evilsizer second at 9182-84-257 and Al Citrano third at 88-88-85-261. Hank Hague won the sixth flight by virtue of a better finalround score. Hague shot 91-8585-261, the same total as Shearl Moores 88-86-87-261. Vinnie George was third at 88-90-85-263. The Seventh flight also produced a tie at the top, with Roger Homan winning the finalround tiebreaker with a 95-8584-264, followed by Brad St. Clair at 89-89-86-264. In third was Walter Fitton with a 92-90-90-272. Ben Pfister was a four-stroke winner in the eighth flight with a 95-84-92-271. Tom Bridwell placed second at 96-85-94-275 and Jeremiah Champion took third at 89-96-91-276. Ninth flight, scored by points, was won by Harry Dodd (60-62-60182 points), with Ralph Trowbridge second (62-60-54-176) and Joe Martindale third (6156-55-172). ST. PATSContinued from Page B1 I knew I was one stroke ahead going into the back nine. He had me on the ropes, but I finished birdie-birdie. Preston Knox on his mindset halfway through the days play. Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Sunday, snapping Pittsburghs 11-game winning streak. Hartnell took a nice crossice feed from Danny Briere to beat Marc-Andre Fleury with 0.9 seconds left on the clock. Kimmo Timonen also scored to help the Flyers rally from a 2-0 hole against the hottest team in the NHL. Evgeni Malkin and Craig Adams each scored for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby played in the third game of his comeback following a three-month absence caused by recurring concussion symptoms. The Penguins lost for the first time since Feb. 19.Blackhawks 5, Capitals 2 CHICAGO Rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first twogoal game, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goals scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start. Michal Neuvirth stopped 24 shots for the Capitals, who didnt dress No. 1 goalie Tomas Vokoun due to an undisclosed injury. Flyers rally to beat Pens
Associated Press Ice Cube, from left, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are shown in a scene from Jump Street. Today is Monday, March 19, the 79th day of 2012. There are 287 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On March 19, 1962, Bob Dylans first album, eponymously titled Bob Dylan, was released by Columbia Records. (Of the 13 songs recorded for the album, two were Dylan originals: Talkin New York and Song to Woody, a tribute to Woody Guthrie.) On this date: In 1918, Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time. In 1931, Nevada Gov.Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling. In 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered men between the ages of 45 and 64, inclusive, to register for non-military duty. In 1979, the U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business. In 1987, televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chairman of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex and money scandal involving Jessica Hahn, a former church secretary. In 2003, President George W. Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.) Ten years ago: U.S. intelligence analyst Ana Belen Montes pleaded guilty in federal court to spying for Cuba; she was later sentenced to 25 years in prison. Five years ago: A methane gas explosion in a Siberian coal mine killed 110 workers. One year ago: The U.S. fired more than 100 cruise missiles from the sea while French fighter jets targeted Moammar Gadhafis forces from the air, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising. Todays Birthdays: Former White House national security adviser Brent Scowcroft is 87. Actress Ursula Andress is 76. Actress Glenn Close is 65. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 60. Actor Bruce Willis is 57. Playwright Neil LaBute is 49. Rappper Bun B is 39. Rock musician Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) is 36. Actress Abby Brammell is 33. Thought for Today: The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse. German proverb. D AVIDG ERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Audiences headed back to school for the TV update Jump Street, which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35 million. Sonys action comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as cops going undercover as high school students took down the animated hit Dr. Seuss the Lorax, which had been the top flick the previous two weekends. Studio estimates Sunday put Universals The Lorax in secondplace with $22.8 million, raising its domestic total to $158.4 million. At No. 3, Disneys costly sci-fi dud John Carter dropped sharply in its second weekend. The Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation took in $13.5 million, down 55 percent from its anemic opening weekend and lifting its domestic total to a measly $53.2 million. John Carter reportedly cost $250 million to make. While tanking in the United States, John Carter has done decent business overseas. It took in $40.7 million this weekend to push its international haul to $126.1 million and its worldwide total to $179.3 million. In narrow release, Will Ferrells Spanish-language B-movie spoof Casa de mi Padre opened solidly at No. 9 with $2.2 million. The Lionsgate release played in just 382 theaters, compared to 3,121 for Jump Street. Based on the 1980s TV show that made Johnny Depp a star, Jump Street casts Hill and Tatum as rookie cops posing as teens to root out crooks peddling a psychedelic new drug at a Los Angeles school. Rather than doing a straight update of the TV show, Sony turned Jump Street on its head for the bigscreen, retooling it as a comedy that helped pack in the under-25 crowd, which made up half of the audience. I just think you had to make it relevant, and action comedy was the way to go. And they did make it very relevant to a young audience, said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony. The guys, Jonah and Channing, were just killer together. They had incredible chemistry and certainly were the attraction for younger crowds. Hollywoods box-office hot streak finally cooled off a bit, with overall business down for the first weekend this year. Domestic revenues totaled $108 million, off 6 percent from the same weekend last year, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Thats likely to be just a hiccup for Hollywood, though, with business expected to soar again next weekend as the adaptation of the best-seller The Hunger Games hits theaters. Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian said The Hunger Games could have an opening weekend well above $100 million and might surpass the $116.1 million debut of 2010s Alice in Wonderland, which holds the record for best domestic premiere in March. Dergarabedian attended The Hunger Games premiere and said that fans were lined up, camped out for days. I hadnt seen that since the Twilight movie. But unlike Twilight, which was dominated by the female audience, theres huge interest from males in this movie. With a huge summer season ahead that includes the superhero tales The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, Hollywood has a strong shot at setting a revenue record this year. So far, domestic revenues are at $2.16 billion, 16 percent ahead of last years. Comedian out of coma, telling jokes LEWISVILLE, Texas The comedian Gallagher is telling jokes after being taken out of a medically induced coma that doctors put him in following his heart attack last week in Texas. Doctors slowly woke up Gallagher on Sunday morning. His promotional manager, Christine Scherrer said Gallagher immediately recognized his family and started talking to them. She said hes breathing on his own, moving and joking around. The comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher is known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer. Scherrer said Gallagher had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday before a performance at Lewisville bar, near Dallas. Gallagher had a minor heart attack last March after collapsing while performing in Minnesota. Patterson donates books to US troops NEW YORK If James Patterson thought it were possible, hed shake the hand of every U.S. soldier. For now, hell let a big bundle of his novels do the talking. The million-selling author is donating 200,000 copies of his work to the U.S. Armed Forces, continuing a tradition he started in 2006. Through such charitable organizations as Operation Gratitude and Books for Heroes, 20,000 cartons of books 10 books per carton are being shipped and distributed worldwide. Patterson, among the worlds most prolific and popular writers, told The Associated Press on Thursday he doesnt think the soldiers get the appreciation they deserve. His gift to the military will include Tick Tock, The Postcard Killers and other favorites. Jerry Lewis turns 86 in New YorkNEW YORK Jerry Lewis did not turn 86 quietly. The comedian and filmmaker flew in to New York from Las Vegas for an hourslong celebration Friday night. It started with an onstage interview at Manhattans 92nd Street Y, then continued in midtown at the Friars Club, where hundreds gathered to sing happy birthday to Lewis, who added his trademark goofy voice. Wearing a dark blazer and bright red shirt, Lewis sat at a corner table in the clubs Frank Sinatra room, with Richard Belzer and Robert Klein among those at his table. His meal included a slice of birthday cake, a threetiered production decorated with movie stills, a microphone and miniatures of the performer. Lewis is known for such movies as The Nutty Professor, and for hosting the Muscular Dystrophy Associations telethon. Spotlight on PEOPLE E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 From 21 to No. 1 Associated PressPHILADELPHIA It might be the first time a separated couple got back together thanks to their great-great-greatgranddaughter. The attractive young couple is Benjamin and Maria Gratz, or more accurately their portraits, which were painted in 1831 by noted English-born Philadelphia artist Thomas Sully but somehow parted ways an unknown number of years ago. Benjamin has been hanging for decades at the Rosenbach Museum & Library along with other members of the Gratz family, who were prominent in early Philadelphias business and philanthropic worlds. The museum, stumped regarding Marias whereabouts, expanded their investigation from auction and estate records to the Internet. A post titled The Lost Portraits of Mrs. Benjamin Gratz: Have you seen Maria? went online last June on a museum docents scholarly blog about educator and humanitarian Rebecca Gratz, the sister-in-law of Maria Cecil Gist Gratz. The posting included a black-and-white photo of a small copy made of the portrait long ago. Three weeks later I get a message on my phone: I think I may be someone youre looking for, museum curator Judith Guston said. I couldnt believe it. The caller was the greatgreat-great-granddaughter of the pretty woman in the lost portrait. Though it wasnt exactly lost not as far as Maria Gratz Roberts of Atlanta was concerned. It was in my house, said Gratz Roberts, who pronounces her first name mar-EYE-ah just like her namesake did. Im very interested in genealogy was looking up some information on the family, thats how it started. I saw the article about the missing portrait and I was very surprised. Benjamin and Maria Gratz were in their 30s when the portraits were painted during their trip from Lexington, Ky., to visit Benjamins family in Philadelphia. No one in the family knows why or when the portraits broke up, though it was at least 75 years ago. Gratz Roberts said her relatives had long believed theirs was a reproduction and the Sully original was somewhere in Philadelphia. Couples portraits reunite in Philly C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday You might get an opportunity in the year ahead to become closely involved with someone whose endeavors have always been successful. Dont let an opportunity like this one slip past you; they dont happen that often. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) You could get the opening youve been looking for to cash in a long-overdue debt. It wont necessarily be something material it could easily be a mere favor. Aries (March 21-April 19) Dont hesitate to make a concession to a close friend even if its unwarranted if doing so means the difference between harmony and conflict. Even small things can mean a great deal. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Conditions are conducive for doing something out of the ordinary where your work or career is concerned. However, it might require a bit of boldness to pull off. Gemini (May 21-June 20) It would be foolish to put off giving away something that another dearly wants and that is of little value to you. Selfishness wont help you get ahead in this instance. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Although there may only be a nominal amount of profit involved with a commercial matter, thats not its only benefit. You might gain some impressive bragging rights as well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Seriously consider a suggestion offered by an old friend who knows your affairs quite well. His or her advice might not make an impact, but it will be sensible and practical. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Opportunities that present themselves might start out a bit thin at the waist, but will eventually grow in girth. With time, your financial position will expand. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Dame Fortune is likely to smile on you in an arrangement where she has always frowned on others. Make the most of what you have going while she is in your corner. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) You should deal privately with a family matter that should be kept confidential. Youll have better luck figuring things out without the input of the peanut gallery. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) When stuck on an assignment that has you baffled, dont hesitate to request advice from someone who has had a lot of experience in the area that is confounding you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Compensation is on its way for something you have earned by your own diligence. The rewards you receive will be in proportion to the effort you expended. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) When you are presenting something to others that is very important, keep your comments purposeful but as brief as possible. Itll make your listeners more attentive and receptive. 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Jump Street, $35 million ($7 million international). 2. Dr. Seuss the Lorax, $22.8 million ($11.6 million international). 3. John Carter, $13.5 million ($40.7 million international). 4. Project X, $4 million ($5.6 million international). 5. A Thousand Words, $3.8 million. 6. Act of Valor, $3.7 million. 7. Safe House, $2.8 million ($3.5 million international). 8. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $2.5 million ($5 million international). 9. Casa de mi Padre, $2.2 million. 10. This Means War, $2.1 million ($9.2 million international).
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 B7 P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Tom Shales, a Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, described actor and comedian Robin Williams as a fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck. That would not work well for a bridge player, who often needs to have an attention span lasting the auction and 12 tricks. In this deal, though, duck is the key word. How should the play go in three no-trump after West leads the heart queen? Opening one diamond with three cards in the suit occurs only with the distribution of that South hand. Also, Souths two-no-trump rebid is forcing. If North has game-invitational values with a sixcard club suit, he should raise to three no-trump, hoping his suit will be useful. This also means that if North rebids three clubs (even using Standard, not two-over-one game-force), that should be forcing. South starts with five top tricks: one spade, two hearts and two clubs. Assuming clubs are 3-2 (if theyre 4-1, the contract has no chance), that suit can add three more winners, but declarer also needs one diamond trick. As a consequence, he will lose the lead twice before having his nine winners established. He is in danger of losing one club, one diamond and three hearts. After taking the first trick with dummys bare ace, South must call for a low club. No doubt West will take the trick and persevere with the heart eight. What now? Declarer must duck this trick, win the third heart (getting East out of the suit if it is 5-3), run the clubs and play a diamond. When East has that ace, the contract makes. 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PG (WE) 117 69 117 Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock30 RockFunny Home VideosFunny Home VideosFunny Home VideosWGN News at Nine30 RockScrubs D ear Annie : Four years ago, my adult son was divorced and then lost his job. He tried selling his house, but couldnt find a buyer. At the same time, my sisters daughter, also recently divorced, needed a larger house and a better school system for her three teenage children. My sister and I came up with what we thought was a win-win situation: My niece would take over my sons house payments. We hoped she could obtain a mortgage within two years and purchase the house for the balance. My son would make no profit. The only condition was that she maintain the place. After two years, my son was still unemployed, and my niece was unable to qualify for a mortgage. So we let the arrangement continue. We recently learned that my niece moved out without any notification or explanation. We were shocked when we saw that the house had been completely destroyed. We had the property evaluated and were told it would take $25,000 to get it back into saleable condition. With the help of relatives and contractors and more than 500 hours of free labor, the house is now in decent shape. My husband and I (both retired) invested $15,000. I have sent emails and letters to my sister and niece, with absolutely no response. If they wont help repay the money, at least they could offer an explanation and an apology. I finally had a lawyer contact my niece about compensation. She has a decent income and was more than capable of taking care of the house. Our next decision is whether to file a lawsuit. I have tried to restore the family relationship, but apparently, they are not interested. What do I do? Cant Afford This Dilemma Dear Dilemma : Its disappointing that your niece cannot face up to her responsibility, and that her mother is willing to lose the relationship and be sued in order to allow her daughter to hide. We doubt that forgiving a $15,000 debt will restore your family ties. You will simply be out the money. Please make one last attempt to resolve this before going to court. Can you see your sister in person? Ask to meet at a neutral place to discuss this before it gets completely out of hand. We hope she will agree so the two of you can express your feelings, including how sad you are, and find out whether anything can be done. An apology would go a long way. Dear Annie : Would you please ask your readers to list a charity or medical organization in lieu of flowers in death notices? Too many people send flowers when there is a decline in giving to medical research. At a recent visitation, there were two rooms full of flowers. Within a few hours, flowers die. Please help raise awareness that there are other significant ways to remember the deceased. Friend of a Young Lung Cancer Victim Dear Friend : We are all in favor of donations to charity and medical research, and we hope family members who place death notices in the newspapers and online will keep this in mind as a way of honoring the deceased. It means a great deal to these organizations to have the financial support. Dear Annie : Thank you for printing the letter from Saskatoon, who asked whether it was rude to leave the TV on when one has company. We have the same situation with a family member who leaves the TV on all day. Because of this, we have shortened our time with them. Even when we have been invited to stay only for a couple of days, this family member prefers to sit in front of the idiot box. The TV shouldnt be ones best friend to the exclusion of speaking to guests in your home including family. 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DUI deaths Tornadoes killed 36 innocent people in the last three days. How sad. But listen to this: 41 people I said 41 innocent people have died every day on our highways from a drunk driver. Forty-one people killed from a drunken drunk, not counting injured little children and babies for life, broken homes. You pot-scrubbing judges and attorneys let this go on. You need to be caned. Dont you ever think youll get away with this, judges. You have an appointment with the final judge God almighty and youll answer to him.Let educators work Today is March 8. In your editorial about the Parental trigger not the solution, youre right on the money. As with trying to privatize the presence and giving their opinions and all that with education, I suggest they let the educators educate and the politicians politick, but get your hands off of the tax money for the schools. I agree with you just 100 percent.Just Americans? Recently, a Sounding Off caller said that he did not care about the people in Syria or any other country, only those in the United States. Fortunately, this attitude is becoming archaic, as the newer generation is more global. But I must ask, when Jesus taught us to love one another, do you think he meant just those in the U.S.?New rulesWith the new watering restrictions, I believe it would be wise for the county to include a copy of the watering regulations in the next bill residents receive for their water. They can pay for that additional page one sheet of paper from the fines that they collected over previous watering fines for individuals. It will eliminate the, I didnt know, or I didnt hear, or No one told me.Tortoise poachersAttention, users of the Withlacoochee Trail: In the Holder area, I noticed a couple poaching gopher tortoises. They had milk crates attached to the front of their bikes. One tortoise was placed into the crate and covered by a cloth or a shirt. When they saw me watching, they hopped on their bikes and sped away. I reported them to the Crime Watch driver and a park worker, but the poachers were long gone. Please be on the lookout to protect our endangered species.Cost of gossip When repeating malicious gossip, one should be aware of the fact this country has severe libel and slander laws. It can be expensive not biting ones tongue. Young workersWith all the panic about the Social Security fund going broke, theres one picture everyone forgets: There are 125 million Americans under the age of 30 and there are all those over age 30 in the workforce, not to mention the seniors working part time and all paying into Social Security.Talk is cheapThe comment on Gene and Don gone, what are they replaced by? Talk shows. We have so many talk shows now. These people replaced these men with talk shows when people enjoyed the music. Its a shame that (we) cant have what the people really want.Wasted waterReading about water restrictions, I do hope that someone will alert Terra Vista and Citrus Hills for wasting water on the roadsides on (County Road) 486 and their community. They water often, with no regard to restricted days or hours. Weve seen sprinklers on even when its raining. Maybe a fine from Swiftmud will force them, Citrus Hills and Terra Vista, to abide by the rules. Why should they be exempt? We all have to conserve. Someone should get after them and have them adjust their sprinkler system and abide by the new rules.Thanks, everyoneIve been a resident of Citrus County for over 30 years and I want to say many, many thanks. I live in Beverly Hills now; I used to live in Crystal River. Many thanks to all the students and the project people that are working on cleaning up Hunters Spring Park. Its a wonderful thing theyre doing all the time and effort. Its just super. You know, its wonderful. It is truly wonderful. Whats Obama done? Its amazing how so many people can be misled by not really paying attention to the facts. Now theres letters to the editor and comments in Sound Off saying, Why are we blaming Obama because the problems stem back from the Republicans? That may be a very fair statement, but in four years, what has Obama done to solve the problem? Putting us deeper in debt; not bringing the troops home when he promised. Theres an array of promises he made three-and-a-half years ago that hes hardly kept any of them. He was going to reduce taxes. He was going to set the world on fire. So these people that are blaming each other better go back, study the facts in the beginning and then make an assessment. O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 19, 2012 B9 Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! 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