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Lawmakers to kick off sessionTALLAHASSEE Florida legislators return to the state Capitol on Tuesday for a 60-day session that will likely focus on tax cuts, spending and school vouchers, but avoid many of the contentious issues that sparked partisan rancor and fierce debate in the last few years. The tone for the session will likely be set by Gov. Rick Scott, who is expected to ask the Republican-controlled Legislature to back his election-year agenda of tax cuts and keeping tuition rates at their current levels. Florida lawmakers between now and early May are expected to cover everything from guns to gambling and whether or not to overhaul the states massive pension system for state workers. While the first day is usually long on ceremony, the Florida Senate plans to pass bills intended to crack down on sex offenders. The main goal of the proposed laws will be to strengthen the Jimmy Ryce Act, which allows for the civil commitment of sexual predators once they finish their prison terms. Still legislators may wind up pushing off some items to avoid controversies that could harm Scotts bid for re-election. Scott, who had never run for office before 2010, is seeking a second term though battling consistently low poll numbers. Scott has yet to weigh in publically this year on whether he favors any of the gambling proposals under consideration, or if he is willing to back a push by legislative leaders to limiting the type of retirement benefits that future public employees can receive. House Speaker Will Weatherford said he was comfortable with Scotts cautious approach. We would love to have the governors public support, but I think we respect the fact he wants to sit back and wait to see what the bills actually look like, Weatherford said. Scott will use his speech to press for more than $500 million in tax and fee cuts hes seeking this year. MARCH 4, 2014Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 209 50 CITRUS COUNTYCounty clash: Citrus, Seven Rivers battle on diamond /B1 INDEX Classifieds . . . .C11 Comics . . . . .C10 Community . .C7, C8 Crossword . . . .C9 Editorial . . . .A10 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . .C10 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C9 NEWS BRIEF HIGH76LOW56Increasing clouds, isolated showers possible.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning TUESDAY From wire reports MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerCounty Commissioner Dennis Damato owns stock in AmeriGas but didnt mention it during a board debate last week over a botched lease that has remained unpaid for 22 years. Damato, the senior member of the Citrus County Commission, said Monday he considered his stock ownership insignificant at the time because the board only directed County Administrator Brad Thorpe to pursue a settlement for the uncollected lease payments. I didnt vote to do anything but move forward, he said. It never entered my mind. The stock is valued at $3,907, he said. Damato said he has had the stock for several years, but didnt know of the lease problem until Thorpe brought it to the boards attention. Damato said he had already planned to discuss the issue Friday with Acting County Attorney Kerry Parsons, and would abstain from voting when the AmeriGas settlement agreement comes up for approval. AmeriGas has propane storage tanks on property the county bought in 1992 for a possible road connection between Forest Drive and U.S. 41. The county entered in a lease contract with AmeriGas for the company to pay $650 annually. AmeriGas has Commissioner: Yes, I own AmeriGas stock Damato says holdings worth less than $4,000; will abstain from voting on issue Dennis Damatosaid he knew nothing about firms failure to pay lease. See DAMATO/ Page A2 ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerLife was good for Staff Sgt. Ken Patterson. He had a wife, Jessica Patterson, and son, Jonathan Patterson, waiting for him at home while he served in Afghanistan. But life changed in the flash of a moment. I was a helicopter door gunner during deployment, Patterson said. During one of the re-supply missions to the Afghanistan National Army, we took on RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) fire from the Afghanistan people. We did not know that the post had gotten overrun by the Taliban. When we came in, the Taliban started lighting up our aircraft. Then the end of one of the RPGs came through the back of the helicopter up to the front and clipped my legs. He momentarily passed out and awoke within seconds to immense pain. My first thought was that I was about to die, said Patterson, now retired from the service and living in Lecanto. Then I started praying for my family and asked God for forgiveness of all of my sins. I also asked that he watch over my family. While he was praying, his buddies cut the fuel line to the aircraft. During that I time, I tried to crawl out of the door because when I looked down I was missing a right leg, he said. By the time my buddies had cut off the fuel line No worries, no regrets Wounded soldier says injuries wont keep him down ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerCentral Ridge Elementary School student Jonathan Pattersons life has been unlike those of other 9-year-olds. He was born and raised with two parents now-retired Staff Sgt. Ken Patterson and Jessica Patterson in the Army. Most of Jonathans life, his daddy was deployed, said Pattersons grandmother, Debbie Plouff. His father did not get to see Jonathans birth because at that time, Ken was stationed in Korea. Jonathans mom and dad were both in the Army. But that only strengthened Jonathans positive thoughts on life, which has resulted in his selection as a semi-finalist for Operation Homefronts Military Child of the Year.A warrior on the homefront gets recognitionSee HOMEFRONT/ Page A8 STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleRetired Army Sgt. Ken Patterson and his 9-year-old son Jonathan hit the basketball court for a little one-on-one. See SOLDIER/ Page A5 The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Falling short of a $50 million goal set by lawmakers, state environmental officials have changed focus and wont sell pieces of conservation land to help raise money for the Florida Forever program. The state Department of Environmental Protection now plans to raise money for future Florida Forever purchases by selling sites such as the closed A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana and potentially other non-conservation land. The sale of the hospital site is set to go before Gov. Rick Scott and the state cabinet on Thursday. The state agency announced the shift in policy late Friday after six months whittling a list of parcels from among the states inventory of more than 3 million acres of publicly owned conservation land to determine which could be sold without impacting overall environmentally sensitive sites. The issue became State wont sell conservation land to raise funds See LAND/ Page A2


controversial in places such as Polk County, where the state raised the possibility of selling part of an area known as Green Swamp. Im thankful for the efforts of our staff, who conducted many public meetings and sought public comment to make this a transparent process, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard said in a release. We will continue to assess our land, determine what should be sold and we are excited about the possibility of selling non-conservation land to fund conservation land purchases to protect our springs, water resources and buffer military bases. Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Patrick Gillespie said the new focus will be on selling unused prison, hospital and state buildings. The first example of the new emphasis is A.G. Holley, a tuberculosis hospital closed by lawmakers in 2012 after six decades in operation. Southeast Legacy Investments, a land development and construction company, has offered $15.6 million for 80 acres at the hospital site, according to the Cabinet meeting agenda. The sale has been recommended for approval by state staff. The surplus land-sale program was established by lawmakers in 2013 to add to $20 million they set aside in the budget for future conservation land purchases through the Florida Forever fund. not paid a dime, and Commissioner Scott Adams asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. FDLE is still reviewing the matter and hasnt decided yet whether to open an investigation, agency spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Monday. Damatos connection with AmeriGas was first reported on government watchdog Robert Schweickert Jr.s blog. Based on a portion of Damatos 2012 federal tax return, Schweickert assumed Damato was a partner in AmeriGas. Damato said that isnt the case. Damato said his stock is with AmeriGas Partners, the limited liability partnership that operates the $3.9 billion company. He said his is not a company partnership, he simply owns stock valued at $3,907. He said he earns about $300 annually in dividends. It makes a little bit of money, Damato said. Its a good stock to have in a portfolio.Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228. A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER A Chicago womans lifelong dream to swim with manatees came true the week preceding Valentines Day at Three Sisters Springs. Meanwhile, Becky Pooles boyfriend had another notion to spring on her to ask for her hand in marriage. I started planning the proposal in July and reached out to several tour companies, but was especially attracted to Manatees In Paradises small group size, private tours and their history of conservation and activism, said Mike Balzer. Capt. Stacy (Dunn) responded to my inquiries the same day, and went out of her way to make the plan work. Balzer led Poole on a little treasure-box hunt in the springs. The box was hidden by Dunn. And when Poole found it, Balzer popped the question. She said yes. Dunn said the couple was surrounded by kayaks, snorkelers and a few scattered manatees on a beautiful and warm day. The surprise was pulled off. The crowd cheered as the proposal was made ... Congrats from all of us in Crystal River. Balzer said the swim with the manatees was a first for both of them. She (Poole) almost got a chance to do it in 2009 when she was in Orlando for the Fringe Festival. She couldnt make it work with her schedule and she was heartbroken, Balzer said.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe A2TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/STATE 000HIZ1 NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS MOST TRUSTED HEARING AID CENTERS Homosassa 5699 S. 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Around theSTATE Citrus CountyTransplant benefit set for FridayA Rock For Hope benefit concert and bake sale will be held Friday, March 7, for the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of 5-month-old Gray Tobin, a Citrus Springs area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event, at First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 N. Citrus Ave., features five local bands. Concessions open at 6 p.m. and the concert runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. All funds raised will assist with transplant-related expenses. Gray Tobin was diagnosed with Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome. The family needs an estimated $50,000 to pay transplantrelated expenses. For more information, contact Stefanie Waters, 352-522-1815. COTA is a national charity based in Bloomington, Ind., and is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. Fundraiser planned for Lyme victimEditors note: The following item was published with an incorrect name on Page A24 of Sundays edition A Crazy on Curing Lyme Disease benefit is at noon Saturday, March 8, at the Crystal Square Plaza parking lot in Crystal River. The fundraiser, with help from Crazy On Outdoors, M&B Dairy and other local sponsors, is for Tyler Vaughn, a 26-year-old mother, to help raise funds for her Lyme disease treatments and to raise awareness about the disease. Fore more information, call Tami Scott at 352-257-2276. MiamiDaughters Facebook post costs father $80,000A Florida teenagers Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement. The father sued Miamis Gulliver Preparatory School for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster. The school agreed to settle the case with Patrick Snay for $80,000, but the settlement agreement included a stipulation that Snay and his wife not disclose details of the settlement with anyone. The Snays daughter, a recent graduate of the school, posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends that the money would pay for a family vacation to Europe. Mama and Papa Snay won the case the case against Gulliver, she wrote. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. A judge invalidated the settlement last week and said that the post violated the confidentiality agreement. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Correction The March calendar of events on Page C6 of Sundays edition contained errors. Admission to the first day of the Friends of the Citrus County Library Systems spring book sale, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, is a $5 donation. For more information, call 352-746-1334 or 352-5277284. An incorrect time, cost and contact number were published in error in Sundays edition. The Chronicle regrets the errors. Readers can alert the Citrus County Chronicle to any errors in news articles by emailing newsdesk@ or by calling 352-563-5660. Topic of alcohol on tap at meeting NANCYKENNEDY Staff writerINVERNESS Last week, after the Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on its new location on Main Street, people went across the street to the Fox Den Winery & Cellar for a reception. As Inverness City Manager Frank DiGiovanni looked around, he noticed several people, himself included, sipping wine while standing on the sidewalk outside of the winery. According to city law, we should be arresting everyone, he told Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted. As the current law stands, we either arrest everyone or we cover our eyes or we come up with new legislation. At todays regular meeting of Inverness City Council, council members will be discussing and voting on a new ordinance that would amend the current one by better defining the concept of sidewalk cafs for the purpose of allowing the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages on city sidewalks in a sidewalk caf setting. As I pointed out to the mayor, people see absolutely nothing wrong with it, but we need to put controls and limits in place, DiGiovanni told the Chronicleeditorial board recently. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St. The public is welcome to attend. Public comments on any issue can be expressed at the beginning of every meeting. Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy Inverness council to discuss serving drinks on city sidewalks Leader of the pack Mule duo riding to raise cancer awarenessCHRISVANORMER Staff writerSaddle up your mules. A couple of people set off Monday for an adventure to ride their rescued mules from Lecanto to Vickery, Ohio, and back, to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle choices and funds for cancer research. Were riding up the country and raising awareness as we go about cancer and how to stay healthy, said Bethany Vara, 24, of Crystal River. All the funds we collect are going to go to cancer research. Vara and Garris Barton, 30, of South Carolina, are riding mules Molly and Barney, accompanied by Chico, a Chihuahua mix, on a trail that should take them through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia to Ohio. Then they will make the return journey through Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama to Florida. The trip is tallied at more than 2,500 miles and expected to take more than four months to complete. Well be talking to people about cancer and how to stay healthy, Vara said. If theyd like to donate to the cause, they can. Her interest came from personal experience. Ive had a few friends who have gotten a form of cancer or another. It touches just about everybody, Vara said. The pairs progress can be checked on the website for the trip,, which also will report amounts of donations, Vara said. At the end of the trip, the funds will be donated to a national cancer charity, although Vara said she could not name it because they have yet to formalize an agreement with a charity. We were planning to do a ride and it just made sense to do it for something that meant something to both of us, Vara said. Both Vara and Barton enjoy outdoor activities, but this trip will be the longest on mule back theyve ever attempted. It will be slow, roughly about 15 miles a day. But the animals needs will be met. The mules have feed and hay every night, Vara said. Theyll be taken care of. They are spoiled rotten, to be honest. NANCY KENNEDY / ChronicleGarris Barton sets off Monday along Norvell Bryant Highway on a mule ride to Ohio. Not shown but driving a support vehicle was Bethany Vara of Crystal River. The two are on a mission to raise awareness about cancer and funding for research. CHRISVANORMER Staff writerINVERNESS The county may be asked to set aside an escrow account in consideration of its land donated for the County Road 491 Medical Corridor, an Inverness attorney announced last week at a public hearing. Attorney Bill Grant, on behalf of the Citrus County Hospital Board which has an interlocal agreement with the county to donate 15 acres for drainage in exchange for road building said the hospital board is considering asking the county to put money to the value of the land in an escrow account. What will happen to the hospital land if the project doesnt go forward? Grant asked. Grant spoke during the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) public hearing to amend the countys comprehensive plan regarding land use in the C.R. 491 area between State Road 44 and County Road 486 in Lecanto to facilitate widening the road to four lanes and encourage development. The amendment passed by a 4-1 vote. At the core of the countys project is the overall plan that property owners must donate their right of way to the county in exchange for widening the road. Having raised funds in gasoline tax revenue, the county can afford to build the road or buy the right of way, but not pay for both. The county hired Tampa attorney Fred Busack to acquire the necessary right of way properties through negotiating with individual owners. Acting County Attorney Kerry Parsons responded to Grant that the proposed request was not within the subject of the public hearing: the comprehensive plan. She acknowledged Grants comments. On Monday, Parsons said Busack is assisting in the hospital boards questions. Based off that interlocal agreement, what has been proposed is that there be a development agreement that goes more into depth than the interlocal does for the development of the hospitals property, Parsons said. The development agreement is being composed. As for an escrow account, Parsons said no written proposal has yet been put forth. Its not necessarily something I would recommend to my client, Parsons said. A development agreement a contract yet to be negotiated was not related to the interlocal agreement between the county and the hospital board, according to Parsons. A development agreement that provides for an escrow account would set a precedent for other stakeholders in the project, she said. But any such agreement would need to be approved by the BOCC to go forward. If the county set aside an escrow account and it had to be surrendered, it would be applied to the community trust, Grant said. The community trust is projected to contain the proceeds from the leasing of the hospital, less payments of debts, to fund community health needs. Hospital board hints at escrow account for C.R. 491 land ON THE NET Motorcyclist critically hurt in crash ChronicleA motorcyclist and his passenger were hurt Sunday when a vehicle driven by a teen collided with the bike. The driver of the motorcycle, Robert L. Lawrence, 46, of LaPorte, Ind., was transported in critical condition to Bayonet Point Medical Center, according to a preliminary report from the Florida Highway Patrol. At 5:43 p.m., a 2009 GMC Yukon driven by a 15-year-old, who was accompanied by a 36-year-old passenger, was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 and stopped in the center median break, preparing to turn left onto West Highland Street. Lawrence and his passenger, Tracy Lamonte, 50, of Floral City, were riding on a 2001 Harley Davidson, heading north on U.S. 19 when the teen driver turned left and traveled into the path of the motorcycle, according to the report. As a result, the front of the teens vehicle collided with the right side of Lawrences motorcycle. Both Lawrence and Lamonte were thrown from the bike. Neither were wearing helmets. Lamonte also was transported to Bayonet with minor injuries. The occupants of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Police shoot suspect in Gainesville stabbingGAINESVILLE Police fatally shot a man Monday suspected of stabbing a staff member on the University of Floridas campus. Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Cravey approached the university staff member and his wife outside of Leigh Hall on Monday morning. After a brief conversation, the suspect stabbed the man and fled the area. Police do not believe the men knew each other previously. The Gainesville Sun reported a police officer saw Cravey in a Best Buy parking lot just after 10 a.m. The officer ordered the man to drop the hatchet he was carrying, but Cravey ignored the order and came toward the officer. The officer fired and hit the man multiple times. State BRIEF From wire reports


Birthday Keep your goals in sight, and dedicate your energy to achieving your dreams. It is not realistic or beneficial to try to do everything for others. Your time will be much better spent if you focus on whats most important to you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Choose an occupation that interests you, and learn as much as you can about it. Concentrate on increasing your employability. Aries (March 21-April 19) Nothing will be able to hold you back today. Your energy level is high, and you are in a happy frame of mind. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Address a problem that is concerning you. Listen carefully to the advice of individuals who have experienced similar difficulties, and you may find the solution you have been looking for. Gemini (May 21-June 20) There are many changes on the horizon. A chance encounter will lead to a very special partnership. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Nows the time to take special care of your personal interests. You should refuse any loan requests or other pleas for financial contributions. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Romance and enjoyment will be the order of the day. Your goals are being realized through perseverance and hard work. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Slow down and take a good look at your commitments and challenges. You risk damaging your health if you dont stop to reassess your situation and to rejuvenate. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If you are unhappy, consider the circumstances that led to your current situation. Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The key to security is the ability to manage your finances effectively. Share your dreams, and you are likely to come across a kindred spirit who has similar goals and much to contribute. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You will be inspired to take on a new project. Go ahead and take the plunge. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You need to deal with matters on your own. Otherwise, you will expend a lot of needless energy trying to get others to agree to your way of thinking. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) There is a group or organization that is looking for someone with your credentials. Participate, meet new people and spend time with those who share your interests. TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Tuesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2014. There are 302 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.) On this date: In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States. In 1913, the Buffalo nickel officially went into circulation. In 1930, Coolidge Dam in Arizona was dedicated by its namesake, former President Calvin Coolidge. Ten years ago: Mounir el Motassadeq, convicted in Germany in connection with the 9/11 attacks, won a retrial from an appeals court. (El Motassadeq was later convicted of helping three of the suicide hijackers and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, the maximum possible under German law.) Five years ago: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, addressing a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, called on Americans to look beyond their own tumbling financial markets to see a world gripped by an economic hurricane that could be turned around with U.S. help. One year ago: Cardinals from around the world gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, following the retirement of Benedict XVI. Todays Birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss is 76. Rock musician Chris Squire (Yes) is 66. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 64. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 51. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 45. Thought for Today: I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. Edna St. Vincent Millay, American author and poet (1892-1950).Today inHISTORY CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Todays active pollen: Oak, nettle, juniper Todays count: 9.7/12 Wednesdays count: 8.8 Thursdays count: 8.2 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $39.64* 6 months: $70.63* 1 year: $133.87**Subscription price includes a separate charge of .15.5 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-5655 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. 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Please recycle your Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community ENTERTAINMENT Handlers Oscar tweets draw racism accusationsLOS ANGELES Comedian Chelsea Handler drew accusations of racism after she was invited to take over The Huffington Posts Twitter account during Sunday nights Oscars and repeatedly touted her upcoming book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, whenever Years A Slave received an award. In one, she tweeted, Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekidding me #aheadofthecurve #Oscars. People responded via Twitter with words like disgraceful, offensive and racist. Huffington Post senior executive director Perri Dorset said the site was upfront about the Twitter feed takeover and has invited celebrities to do so in the past, adding, the views are theirs not ours. Handler also took a swipe at Kenyan supporting actress winner Lupita Nyongo tweeting, #AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers #lupitanyongo #Oscars -@chelseahandler.Arbys gets Pharrells hat for $44K in eBay bidNEW YORK Arbys has won the bid for Pharrells famous hat. The fast food restaurant announced Sunday it paid $44,100 for the Vivienne Westwood hat, made famous when Pharrell wore it at the Grammy Awards in January. The Arbys logo uses a design similar to the brown fedora, which became a trending topic on Twitter after Pharrell sported it. The producer-rapper-singer put the hat on eBay two weeks ago. The earnings will support his charity From One Hand to Another. Pharrell tweeted thanks to the buyer Sunday, to which Arbys replied: Youre welcome. Were HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Pharrell wore a similar hat when he performed at the Academy Awards on Sunday. His No. 1 hit Happy was nominated for best original song. Years a Slave book gets post-Oscar bumpNEW YORK Years a Slave is getting a post-Oscar bump for the book it was based on. The 19th-century memoir by ex-slave Solomon Northrup jumped from No. 326 on before Sunday nights Academy Awards ceremony to No. 19 on Monday afternoon. The film was directed by Steve McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor It was among last years most highly praised releases and won the Oscar for best picture. It was the first film directed by a black person to win for best picture.Missing Persons returns after 25-year hiatusWith its first studio album in 25 years, Missing in Action, Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio could have started slow, mindful of the time thats passed. But why bother when the energy is vibrant, the spirit willing and Bozzio the lone original member of the newly reformed band bursting to show theres energy comparable to the 1980sera original incarnation that released Walking in L.A., Words and Destination Unknown. The 12-track release is largely a showcase for Bozzio and Billy Sherwood whos credited not only with drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals, but having written most of the songs, too. From wire reports Associated PressComedian Chelsea Handler drew accusations of racism Sunday night after she took over The Huffington Posts Twitter account for several hours and repeatedly touted her upcoming book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, whenever Years A Slave received an Academy Award. 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we had made it to the door at the same time and they dragged me out. They transferred him to a little crevice outside of the aircraft to hide and began performing first aid. We sat there for a few minutes trying to get radios to work for backup, Patterson said. My pilot made a heroic move by running back into the aircraft to get a distress call out. Then all of the helicopters came to the scene to try to help us. They cleared the way for a Black Hawk to come in and pick us up with an invasive maneuver to rescue us. Immediately, he was flown to the nearest hospital, where he awaited his return to the United States. It would be two days later before he found relief. I just didnt think I would make it home with my condition, Patterson said. The whole time I was traveling home I was in pain. I just knew I wanted the pain to stop. I knew that when I finally got to the United States there would be medication to ease the pain. After 19 hours of unimaginable pain, he found liberation. When I got to the United States, it was like the pain subsided, due to the fact that I was so happy being in the United States, he said. At that point I knew that I made it and no one was going to be shooting at me. Patterson went into surgery immediately. Not only had he lost his right leg, but also his left foot. I didnt see my lower extremities for a while, he said. It didnt really bother me to lose another extremity because I had already lost one. It took the next month and a half in the hospital before he was able to begin his life again. Patterson said his injuries have greatly changed his life, including his thoughts. Life right now is different, but great. I get to spend time with Jonathan, he said of his son. The only time I have to worry about leaving is when I go on speaking engagements. He travels around the United States encouraging fellow Americans to think positively. Life in Citrus County is nice, because on the days that my legs are hurting I dont have to do too much, he said. But the days that they are feeling good I can go out and talk with the community. I have enjoyed telling my story and motivating others by telling them to not let anything get them down. I tell the children to always strive to do their best and stay positive, he continued. The moment that you get down you will put yourself in that black cloud. Thats not what life is about. Its about pushing yourself to the limits.Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@chronicle CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 A5 000HGC8 Appointment Call 228-4975 6254 W. Corporate Oaks Drive, Crystal River (In Meadowcrest) Dr. Kenneth P. Pritchyk DPM Comprehensive foot & ankle care for the entire family. NATURE COAST Foot And Ankle Center, LLC 000H78V 000HJEF 000HJEG 776 N. Enterprise Pt., Lecanto 746-7830 Visit our Showroom Next to Stokes Flea Market on Hwy. 44 Visit Our New Website For Great Specials Wood Laminate Tile Carpet Vinyl Area Rugs Alistair W. Co, MD Family Practice Alex T. Villacastin, MD Internal Medicine Catherine P. Sembrano-Navarro, MD Family Practice Maria N. Villacastin, ARNP Family Nurse Practitioner Shiela M. Villacastin, ARNP Adult Nurse Practitioner Alexander T. Villacastin, ARNP Adult Nurse Practitioner Lawrence John Stawkowski, PA Physician Assistant M o d e r n M e d i c i n e M o d e r n M e d i c i n e M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y 000HCMQ THREE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CITRUS COUNTY 10489 N Florida Ave., Citrus Springs/Dunnellon, FL 34434 (352) 489-2486 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy. (SR 44), Inverness, FL 34453 (352) 341-5520 7991 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 (352) 382-8282 Primary Care Services Womens Health Stress Testing Hypertension Control Minor Surgical Procedures Arthritis Care Adult Physicals Infection Care Diabetes & Cholesterol Control Cardiovascular & Neurological Disease Treatment Primary Care Services Womens Health Stress Testing Hypertension Control Minor Surgical Procedures Arthritis Care Adult Physicals Infection Care Diabetes & Cholesterol Control Cardiovascular & Neurological Disease Treatment Affiliated with Citrus Memorial Health System Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center West Florida Medical Associates NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS We continue to see the patients of Dr. Susana Donaire, Dr. Shirley Ice & Dr. Carlos Gonzales STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleArmy Sgt. Ken Patterson and his son Jonathan pause from a basketball game on a recent Sunday at Beverly Hills Community Park. Patterson, who lost a leg and a foot in Afghanistan, says he enjoys motivational speaking and helping others. SOLDIERContinued from Page A1


Robert Ephraim, 93INVERNESSMr. Robert Ephraim, 93, of Inverness, Fla., died Monday, Feb.17, 2014, in Lecanto. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory.Beatris Haley, 74BEVERLY HILLSBeatris Leanorah Haley, age 74 of Beverly Hills, Florida, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Lecanto, FL. She was born March 29, 1939 in Tennessee, daughter of the late Chester and Beatris (Rigney) Haley. She worked as a packer for a manufacturer. Beatris was a member of the Lecanto Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Steven Lee Nelson, daughter, Shelley Larae Westrater, granddaughter, Ashley Leanorah Westrater, 2 great grandchildren, Amare LeShawn Carter and Ashawnte Leanorah Carter. She will always be loved, cherished and missed by her family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Arrangements are by the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Philip Joseph, 79INVERNESSThe Joseph family is deeply saddened to announce the death of Philip B. Joseph on Saturday morning, March1, 2014. Phil was born Aug.7, 1934, at Tupper Lake, N.Y., the youngest son of Andrew Joseph (an Abenaki Indian) and Edith Saving (a Latvian immigrant). He finished high school at Long Lake Central School in 1951; he graduated cum laude from Utica College in 1955 with a bachelors degree in general business, and was elected a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He later did graduate work at the University of Buffalo and Syracuse University. He completed General Electrics Financial Management Program in 1959. He worked at General Electric, Hugh Johnson & Company and NYS Department of Social Services. He retired in 1993. Most of his career involved computer programming and systems analysis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, tennis, golf, skiing and playing cards with friends and family. He was an avid and accomplished photographer. His competitive spirit earned him academic scholarships for full tuition in college. Also, in a 1964 contest, he named the Twisted trail at Gore Mountain in North Creek, N.Y., thereby winning a lifetime pass to ski Gore free. For the last 14 years, he wintered in Inverness, Fla. He was married to Wilma Black of Indian Lake, N.Y., in 1987. She was a former classmate at Long Lake Central School. He was previously married to Marianne Mundy of Warrensburg, N.Y., in 1966. His brother, Andrew S. Joseph of Chestertown, N.Y., and his sisters, Kathryn G. Nichols of North Creek, N.Y., and Jan OBrien of Inverness, Fla., died before him. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Black Joseph; two sons, James P. Joseph and Andrew L. Joseph, both of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and four stepchildren, Richard Peets of Naples, Fla., Karen Hutchins of Long Lake, N.Y., Gary Spring of Queensbury, N.Y., and Kathleen Stanley of Rochester, N.Y. He is also survived by his sister, Edith Altier of Rome, N.Y.; and his brother, John E. Joseph Sr. of West Milford, N.Y. At Phils request, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home of Indian Lake, N.Y. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family in the Long Lake Cemetery. Sign the guest book at Gonzalez, 86CRYSTAL RIVERDiego P. Gonzalez, 86, of Crystal River, Fla., died Saturday March1, 2014, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Graveside funeral services are at 4p.m. Tuesday March4, 2014, at the Crystal River Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Strickland funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River. Terry Peelman, 50HERNANDOTerry Lee Peelman, 50, Hernando, Fla., passed away Feb.22, 2014, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Terry was born March19, 1963, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to the late Marshall and Mary Elizabeth (McAlister) Peelman. He was an auto mechanic who enjoyed working on cars, drag racing, NASCAR and fishing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Sheryl Peelman; stepchildren, Chester H. Travis, Coral Springs, Robert A. (Heather) Travis, Cherokee, Ga., Penny Elaine Travis and Shelli (Gary) Scheckton, both of Dallas, Ga.; his brothers, Harold (Barbara) Peelman, Robert (Sharon) Peelman, Jeff (Brenda) Peelman, Archie Peelman and Jerry (Debbie) Peelman, all of Indiana; and step-grandchild ren Harrison, Sydney, Savannah and Andrew Jon. The family invites you to join them for a celebration of Terrys life from 2 to 4p.m. March 8, 2014, with personal tributes at 3p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Sign the guest book at KempHOMOSASSAMaxine Margaret Kemp, 78, of Homosassa, Fla., died Friday, Feb.28, 2014, in Lecanto. 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LINDSEYTANNER AP medical writerCHICAGO Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found. People who abuse the most frequently often doctor-shop; more than 1 in 4 who used these drugs almost daily said they had been prescribed by one or more physicians. Almost as many said they got them for free from friends or relatives; only 15 percent of the most frequent abusers said they bought the drugs from dealers or other strangers. Those abusers are probably using at much greater volumes and simply asking a friend for a pill now and then is not going to be sufficient, said Dr. Leonard Paulozzi, a researcher at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the study, two-thirds of abusers said they used the drugs infrequently and well over half of these users said they got them free from friends or relatives. Paulozzi and CDC colleagues analyzed four years of nationwide health surveys on nonmedical use of pain relievers including oxycodone and hydrocodone. These include the brand-name pills OxyContin and Vicodin, in a family of drugs called opioids chemically similar to opium. The study was published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Paulozzi said overall prevalence of nonmedical use of prescription opioid painkillers has held steady in recent years, at about 12 million, or 1 in 20 people aged 12 and older. But previous CDC data show overdose deaths involving these drugs more than tripled from 1999 to 2010, with more than 16,000 deaths that year. By contrast, overdose deaths that involved heroxin and cocaine totaled less than 8,000, and deaths that involved often-abused prescription drugs that include anti-anxiety medication totaled about 6,500. A separate study in the same journal presents Tennessee among states hardest hit by prescription drug abuse as a snapshot of the problem. From 2007 through 2011, one-third of Tennessees population filled an opioid prescription each year, the study found. Nearly 8 percent had used more than four prescribers and these abusers were more than six times more likely to have fatal overdoses than the least frequent users. The larger nationwide study included data from annual government health surveys for 20082011 that included questions about use of these powerful painkillers. Nonmedical use was defined as use without a prescription or use with a prescription for the feeling or experience caused by the drug, the researchers said. Paulozzi said the data dont indicate whether friends and relatives who offered free drugs shared their own prescriptions or had obtained the medication in some other way. Public health messages have urged patients with legitimate prescriptions for addictive painkillers not to share the drugs and to turn in any leftovers to designated drop-off sites. The new data suggest a need to strengthen messages to doctors to be on the watch for signs of prescription misuse, Paulozzi said. Joseph Thomas, 69Joseph W. Thomas, 69, passed away March2, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Joe was born Aug.12, 1944, in Ellabell, Ga., to the late Walter M. Thomas Jr. and Mary Beth (Warren) Thomas. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1968, with tours in Vietnam. After he left the Marine Corps, he became a telephone installer for Southern New England Telephone Company with 30 years of service. He was a volunteer and deputy chief for Canton Volunteer Fire Company No.1 in Canton, Conn. He was known in his family as Mr. Fix-It and also enjoyed camping. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Lois Thomas; sons, Scott Thomas and his companion Nicole Zuber, Charleston, S.C., Michael Thomas and his wife Colleen, Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Allison Thomas and Warren Thomas; a sister, Jackie Williamson, Ellabell, Ga.; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Thomas. The family invites friends to join them for a celebration and tribute to Joes life, 10a.m. to noon Wednesday, March5, 2014, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Personal tributes will start at 11 a.m., followed by military honors. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests memorial donations as a tribute to Joe to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.Sign the guest book at Anna Weingartner, 78BEVERLY HILLSThe Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Anna M. Weingartner, age 78, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, FL. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with Military Honors afforded by American Legion Post #155. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Mrs. Weingartner was born August 17, 1935 in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late Carmine and Catarina (DiCamli) LaPietra. She died February 21, 2014 in Lecanto, FL. Mrs. Weingartner was a Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. She was a homemaker and moved to Beverly Hills from Rochester, NY in 1985. Her hobbies included ballroom dancing and jogging. Mrs. Weingartner was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank K. Weingartner, 2 brothers and a sister. Survivors include 2 sons, David A. (Jeannette) Harrison of Houston, TX and Mark S. (Marilyn) Harrison of La Porte, TX, daughter, Jennifer Higbee (Weingartner) of Beverly Hills, 2 brothers, Arthur (Teresa) LaPietra and Anthony LaPietra, 2 sisters, Mary Ishman and Teresa Gaudino and 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth Harrison, Davy Harrison, Anthony Flagg, Dustin Wyatt and Jordan Higbee. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 A7 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS B LIND S 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY LECANTO 2012 2012 2012 2012 WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE 000H96S OVER WHELMED? Like us on Face book You are not alone! Dont Wait to Live the Lifestyle! 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Obituaries must be verified with the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. All obituaries will be edited to conform to Associated Press style unless a request to the contrary is made. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. If websites, photos, survivors, memorial contributions or other information are included, this will be designated as a paid obituary and a cost estimate provided to the sender. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Non-local funeral homes and those without accounts are charged a base fee of $25 plus $10 per column inch, payable in advance. Small photos of the deceaseds face can be included for an additional charge. 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According to its website, Operation Homefront presents the Military Child of the Year award to outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement.This award recognizes military children who have demonstrated themselves as exceptional citizens while facing the challenges of military family life. Recipients representing each branch of the service receive their award at a Washington, D.C., gala celebration in April each year. He would receive his award from the president, Ken Patterson said. He would also receive a $2,000 scholarship. Plouff wrote a summary for Pattersons nomination as she described his childhood and experiences. As a first-grader in Savannah, Ga., Jonathan demonstrated resiliency at a very early age when dealing with and adjusting to the tragic battle his father was in during a tour in Afghanistan, which resulted in his father losing both of his legs, she wrote. At that time I had a three-legged dog. Jonathan said, Grandma, if Scrappy can run and play, then my daddy should be able to run and play with me again, right? He was a brave little boy who worried more about mommy and daddy than being scared about his new environment. While serving in Afghanistan, Patterson was critically wounded and lost most of his right leg and left foot. He has such a positive attitude toward his dad losing his legs, which helped me have a whole positive attitude and outlook. Patterson said. The Patterson family has since moved to Citrus County to be near family. Again, another new school and environment for Jonathan, Plouff wrote. He has excelled greatly not only in academics but most of all in his citizenship. He has received two awards since the beginning of the school, which recognized him as the top in his class in citizenship. His behavior is the highest, his respect for his teacher is the utmost, and his classmates view him as not only friendly but know he sets a standard for himself. Even at such a young age it is important to Jonathan to always do what is right and honorable. He was selected for Upward Bound, participates in school-sponsored programs and the YMCA, is active in the before-school running club and represents Operation Homefront through photo opportunities. When he grows up he wants to be a Lego engineer.A8TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL 000HJE9 License # CAC042673 Life is about being comfortable. Its Hard To Stop A Trane HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. 4581 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 726-5845 352-601-6619 The AntiD rug Coalition Announces t he 2014 Winners of Partners With A Heart Overall Winner Robert Brashear Brashears Pharmacy P a r t n e r s W i t h A H e a r t Jill Santonastaso AVIA Teacher (Advancement via Individual Determination) Citrus Springs Middle School Lisa Giddens Health Support Technician for HIV/AIDS Program Citrus County Health Department Paxton Zancker Student ECKERD/SWAT Tom & Debbie Rogers Creators of Tommy Tucker Superhero Against Substance Abuse Graphic Elite Printing Dr. Komala Bhushan Pediatrican and Patient Advocate Nature Coast Pediatrics Rheannon Simas Student and Positive Peer Example Citrus Spring Middle School Toby Rowlinson Teacher & SADD/SWAT Club Advisor Crystal River High School Shalay Jackson School Social Worker & Student Supporter Citrus County School Board Angella Briggs Prevention Therapist for the Renaissance Center The Centers Tomas Gonzalez School Social Worker and Student Supporter Citrus County School Board The 4th Annual Partners with a Heart banquet was held February 7, 2014. The event recognizes Citrus County residents who provide outstanding support and assistance in the areas of prevention, intervention, and/or services for substance abuse. The se outstanding individuals were nominated for their commitment to making our community a safer and heal thier place to live. NOMINEES Youth Winner Madisen Holton SADD Club President Crystal River High School Deputy Steve Smith & Deputy Travis Parsons Meth Lab Dismantling, Citrus County Sheriffs Office (Faces cannot be shown due to undercover work) Not Pictured Not Pictured HOMEFRONTContinued from Page A1 DUI arrests Jorge Dossantos Jr ., 24, of West Jackson Hill Court, Lecanto, at 3:32 a.m. March 1 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, along with a misdemeanor charge of refusing to submit to testing after a previous refusal. According to his arrest affidavit, Dossnatos was stopped for being slouched over and unresponsive behind the wheel while his vehicle was still running in a parking lot. Deputies were able to reach into the vehicle and turn it off, removing the key from the ignition. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and refused. Dossantos also refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $750. Ernest Smith, 46, of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Inverness, at 9:50 p.m. March 2 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Smith was stopped for speeding. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.232 percent and 0.217 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500.Other arrests Angela Moore, 41, of U.S. 41, Inverness, at 10:36 a.m. Feb. 28 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Moore is accused of shoplifting a cellphone charger from the Walgreens in Inverness. Bond $250. Montara Johnson 35, of South Maplenut Way, Inverness, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 on an active warrant for possession with intent to sell a controlled substance. Bond $20,000. John Jenkins, 43, of Cedar Avenue, Inverness, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 on an active Hernando County warrant for knowingly driving while license was suspended or revoked. Bond $2,000. Melinda Wood 27, of South Buckskin Avenue, Floral City, at 4:36 p.m. Feb. 28 on a felony charge of grand theft from a dwelling. According to her arrest affidavit, Wood is accused of stealing a cosmetic bag filled with cosmetics valued at more than $150 from a Floral City home. The cosmetic bag was recovered from the home of one of Woods relatives. She was released on her own recognizance. Lance Wicker, 39, of West JP Court, Homosassa, at 12:30 a.m. March 1 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of providing false information. Amanda Hamilton, 29, of North Firefly Terrace, Crystal River, at 2:15 a.m. March 1 on an active Hernando County warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of retail theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Hamilton was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of her arrest. Francine McGahen, 44, of West Amelia Court, Homosassa, at 10:46 a.m. March 1 on a felony charge of uttering a forged instrument with intent to defraud. According to her arrest affidavit, McGahen is accused of forging her name on a $100 money order that was sent to the victim, then cashing the money order using her drivers license as identification. Bond $1,000. Rebecka Hunt, 25, of Floral City, at 11:57 a.m. March 1 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Hunt is accused of shoplifting miscellaneous items, valued at $17, from the Dollar General in Floral City. Bond $250. For theRECORD


Mens Wearhouse, Jos. Bank signal theyre talkingNEW YORK Mens Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. are moving a bit closer to a possible combination, announcing that they are exchanging certain confidential information with each other. Mens Wearhouse Inc. said Monday that its also received a draft merger agreement from Jos. A. Bank. The news comes days after Jos. A. Bank rejected a $63.40 acquisition offer from Mens Wearhouse. March will be test of US auto demandDETROIT March is the month to watch for the U.S. auto industry. Sales have been slower than expected so far this year. As the spring thaw begins, automakers will see if the slowdown was due to historic cold temperatures and snowfall as many believe or if there are deeper reasons for sagging demand. Automakers entered 2014 expecting to sell more than 16 million cars and trucks for the first time since the recession. But so far, sales are on pace to hit around 15 million, which would be 600,000 less than last year. Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaintTOKYO The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint. In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchanges website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted in the companys insolvency and said there was a high probability theft was behind the disappearance of bitcoins.Energy costs boosted consumer spending in Jan.WASHINGTON Americans spent more in January, but the increase came from a surge in spending on heating bills during the harsh winter. Spending in areas such as autos and clothing declined. Spending rose 0.4 percent in January after a 0.1 percent gain in December the Commerce Department said Monday. The December figure was revised down from a 0.4 percent increase.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 A9 Money&MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at 1,600 1,650 1,700 1,750 1,800 1,850 1,900 SONDJF 1,800 1,840 1,880 S&P 500Close: 1,845.73 Change: -13.72 (-0.7%) 10 DAYS 14,500 15,000 15,500 16,000 16,500 17,000 SONDJF 16,000 16,200 16,400 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 16,168.03 Change: -153.68 (-0.9%) 10 DAYSAdvanced1058 Declined2026 New Highs86 New Lows20 Vol. (in mil.)3,357 Pvs. Volume3,793 2,033 2,435 961 1624 70 20 NYSE NASD DOW 16321.7116071.2516168.03-153.68-0.94%-2.47% DOW Trans.7341.287245.877302.93-45.44-0.62%-1.32% DOW Util.518.77513.24514.19-4.58-0.88%+4.81% NYSE Comp.10358.8110276.1310329.79-96.07-0.92%-0.68% NASDAQ4284.154239.654277.30-30.82-0.72%+2.41% S&P5001854.111834.441845.73-13.72-0.74%-0.14% S&P4001372.751357.061366.27-9.06-0.66%+1.77% Wilshire 500019946.8419676.8519810.73-136.11-0.68%+0.53% Russell 20001179.621164.771176.36-6.67-0.56%+1.09% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. Russias biggest search engine took a big hit as the nations troops entered the Ukraine, raising chances of Western sanctions. The owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants warned that weather and legal fees will trim earnings in the third quarter. The fire protection and security company is selling its South Korean security business to The Carlyle Group for $1.93 billion. Preliminary earnings for 2013 and guidance for this year from the 3-D printing company overshadowed strong organic growth. Winter storms chilled consumer desire to shop for a new car and the automakers sales in February slumped by 6 percent. Investors sent stocks lower Monday as global tensions increased after Russia sent troops into the Ukraine. Traders turned to safer assets, driving up the price of Treasurys and gold. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 1 percent. 14 15 16 $17 DJF Ford MotorF Close: $15.20 -0.19 or -1.2% $12.15$18.02 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 42.8m (1.0x avg.) $58.87 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 8.7 3.3% 60 80 $100 DJF 3D SystemsDDD Close: $74.86 -1.10 or -1.4% $27.88$97.28 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 5.1m (0.9x avg.) $7.69 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 105.4 ... 35 40 $45 DJF Tyco InternationalTYC Close: $43.02 0.84 or 2.0% $30.62$43.15 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 4.0m (1.4x avg.) $20.92 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 19.0 1.5% 45 50 $55 DJF Darden RestaurantsDRI Close: $48.33 -2.73 or -5.3% $44.78$55.25 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 3.8m (2.2x avg.) $6.34 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 17.8 4.6% 30 35 40 $45 DJF YandexYNDX Close: $32.23 -5.27 or -14.1% $19.93$45.42 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 21.8m (6.4x avg.) $5.98 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.60 percent Monday. 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Its the second time this year the U.S. stock market has been roiled by developments in emerging markets. Stocks slipped in January as investors worried about slowing growth in China and other emerging economies. Now a showdown in Ukraine has grabbed investors attention and stoked fears of a tit-for-tat campaign of economic sanctions between Russia and Western powers. Financial markets are doing exactly would you would expect them to, said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors. You have no idea what is going to happen and how this is going to play out. The S&P 500 index fell 13.72 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,845.73, the biggest drop since Feb. 3. The index was down as much as 25 points at one point before recouping some of the ground it lost. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 153.68 points, or 0.9 percent, to 16,168.03. The Nasdaq composite fell 30.82 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,277.30. European markets fell even more. Germanys DAX sank 3.4 percent and Russias benchmark stock index plunged 12 percent. Business HIGHLIGHTS From wire reports Associated PressNEW YORK Olive Garden has a plan to win back customers: a new logo and yet more menu changes. In a call with analysts on Monday, executives at Darden Restaurants Inc. expressed confidence they could bring about a brand renaissance at the Italian chain with a new look and updated menu that presented food with flair and sophistication. The changes include more small dishes and the option to mix and match pastas and sauces. Darden executives also continued to make the case for why it made sense to hold onto Olive Garden and spin off or sell only Red Lobster, rather than keeping the two struggling chains together and separating them from the companys more promising specialty restaurant unit, which includes Capital Grille and Yard House. We certainly recognize that industry dynamics have changed considerably over past two years, CEO Clarence Otis said during the call, acknowledging the need to make drastic changes. The remarks came as Darden Restaurants Inc. reported preliminary quarterly results that fell short of Wall Street expectations as sales continue to slide at its two flagship chains. It said sales are expected to drop 5.4 percent at Olive Garden restaurants open at least a year. At Red Lobster, the figure is expected to fall 8.8 percent. Customer traffic declines were even steeper, falling as much as 13 percent at Olive Garden in December and 19 percent at Red Lobster in January. The Orlando, Fla.-based company partly blamed rough winter weather for the results. But Darden has been battling shifting industry trends for years now, with people moving away from casual dining chains where tips for waiters and waitresses push up a meals cost. Darden has tried making numerous changes at Olive Garden and Red Lobster to better reflect todays eating habits, but the efforts have failed to take hold so far. Barington Capital, an activist investor that said Olive Garden and Red Lobster should be separated as a pair from Dardens smaller chains, expressed disappointment in the companys latest results. Olive Garden hopes to win back customers with new logo, menu


OPINION Page A10TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 Free dental clinic open for businessIt is with thanks to all our friends in Citrus County and great joy that Nature Coast Ministries announces the opening of our free dental clinic on March 3. We took our first patient (by appointment) and officially opened the clinic. We will be contacting those who are already preregistered and setting appointments according to our dentists availability schedules. The clinic will only be doing fillings and extractions initially, but plans to expand services as funds become available. The clinic is being funded by community donations as we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry (not a church) dedicated to giving our neighbors a hand-up during hard times, including food, clothing, furniture, bicycles and now free dental and medical care for those living at 200 percent of our governments mandated poverty level. This service will be for adults only, including seniors, veterans and lowincome citizens who qualify. The clinic is funded through the generosity of the businesses, churches, organizations and individuals in our county who recognize the tremendous savings to our hospitals and businesses in time and money lost due to dental problems. Our generous friends (partners) in this project are too many to mention in this small space, but thank you and God bless you from the volunteers at Nature Coast Ministries. We continue to need your financial donations in order to support the cost of running Nature Coast Ministries and assisting our friends and neighbors, many in pain and needing dental and medical care. Please, if you have not already become one of our partners, we need you to pledge a large or small amount, whatever you as an individual, church, business or organization can contribute toward funding the ongoing needs in our community. For assistance or any questions, please contact or call the following: Financial donations, Joseph Papp at 352-613-2630 or Bonnie McMullin at 352-4644358; all active or retired professional doctors, dentists, etc., call 352-220-4981; for patient information and appointments, call 352-422-4327.Joseph Papp II, executive director Bonnie McMullin, director Nature Coast Ministries BRADW. RIMBEYThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has begun developing Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers. TMDL rule development is mandated on these rivers because they are both on the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 303(d) Verified Impaired Waters List for nutrients (algal mats) and mercury (in fish tissue). On Feb. 19, the Homosassa River Alliance and the Chassahowitzka River Restoration Committee met with FDEPs Kristina Bridger and James Dodson to share local knowledge regarding the current and historical condition of our rivers. FDEP was particularly interested in observations and data related to the presence and proliferation of algal mats, since algal mats are the primary indicator of nutrient pollution on spring-fed rivers. Although the algae causing these mats are a normal part of the natural environment, excessive algal growth occurs when the natural water chemistry is out of balance. If left unchecked, algal growth will literally choke the life out of our spring-fed rivers. The primary pollutant fueling algal growth on our springfed rivers is excessive nitrate in the water. Other factors, such as reduced flow (increased residence time), also contribute to excessive algal growth. In nutrient TMDL development, FDEP must determine how much nitrate pollution a particular water body can tolerate without being impaired by algal mats. FDEP has established a nitrate pollution level of 0.35 mg/L as the maximum allowable limit on any spring-fed river in Florida. However, FDEP will set a lower nitrate pollution level on a particular spring-fed water body if they determine that 0.35 mg/L is too high to allow the water body to recover from its nutrient impairment. According to the Florida Geological Survey, nitrate levels were less than 0.05 mg/L in Floridas springs before human activity began polluting the aquifer in our springsheds. In protected areas of the state (such as the Ocala National Forest), nitrate levels in the aquifer are still below 0.05 mg/L. FDEPs 0.35 mg/L maximum allowable pollution level represents a 600 percent increase over natural levels. According to Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), the current level of nitrate pollution in Chassahowitzka is 0.63 mg/L and 0.66 mg/L in Homosassa. Nitrate pollution levels in both rivers are continuing to rise. These nitrate pollution levels are nearly double the maximum FDEP-allowable nitrate pollution levels for spring-fed rivers and approximately 1,200 percent higher than natural nitrate levels. After FDEP establishes an allowable level of nitrate pollution on a water body, they must develop a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) to address the various sources of pollution which are causing the impairment. Unfortunately, compliance with FDEPs BMAPs will be largely voluntary. We are far beyond the point where we should be politely asking chronic polluters of the aquifer to please stop fouling our drinking water and destroying our spring-fed rivers. Compliance with BMAPs should be mandatory not voluntary. According to 1997 data from SWFWMD, the primary sources of nitrate pollution for Chassahowitzkas springs comes from beef cattle (33 percent), poultry (27 percent), fertilizer for residential, golf course, pasture (21 percent), dairies (8 percent), wastewater from septic systems and sewage effluent (6 percent), and other sources, including row crops, citrus, and sludge disposal (5 percent). For Homosassas springs the primary sources of nitrate pollution are other (43 percent), fertilized pasture (26 percent), beef cattle (20 percent), residential fertilizer (6 percent), and septic tanks (5 percent). FDEP will continue to gather public input on the TMDLs for Chassahowitzka and Homosassa for several months. If you have any data or observations which may be useful in the development of these TMDLs, please contact Kristina Bridger at 850-245-8023 or Kristina.Bridger@dep.state W. Rimbey is spokesman for the Chassahowitzka River Restoration Committee, director of the Homosassa River Alliance and director of the Withlacoochee Area Residents. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.Marcus Aurelius, 120-181 A.D. State must address nutrient levels 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 BOARDGerry Mulligan ....................................publisherMike Arnold ..............................................editorCharlie Brennan ........................managing editorCurt Ebitz ..................................citizen memberMac Harris ................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ........................citizen memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chiefLogan Mosby ..............................features editor BOAT RACES Logistics demand evaluation Its an exciting prospect: 25,000, 30,000, maybe 40,000 people coming to Citrus County over three days to observe or compete in a U.S. Formula 1 Power Boat Tour championship event. Its such an exciting prospect that the Tourism Development Council is ready to commit $50,000 up front to cover the $45,000 sanction fee to race organizers, with the other $5,000 going toward a professional promoter. That commitment of bed tax dollars (not ad valorem), which would have to be approved by the county commission, just gets our foot in the door. The promoter offered two price packages $265,900, which includes the $45,000 sanction fee or, the lite version, $139,200. Either way, its a chunk of change. The TDC would bank on parking fees, ticket, beer and food sales, and sponsorships to cover its costs. Its generally accepted that national sponsors arent likely for a first-time event. While tourism officials acknowledge that its a calculated risk, the hope is that the inaugural event would pave the way for a long-term relationship that would draw tens of thousands of moneyspending boat-racing enthusiasts in years to come. A recent exhibition run at the race site, Lake Hernando, brought positive comments from participants and organizers; however, there are some major logistical concerns above and beyond the financial risk screaming for attention. The Dragon Boat races at Lake Hernando, drawing a few thousand people, had the field used for parking packed with cars. How will four, six or eight times that number of vehicles be managed? Off-site parking is an option, but then theres factoring the fee, transporting the people back and forth and managing all that traffic right in the area where State Road 200 meets U.S. 41, which intersects with the end of County Road 486. Not only cars, but what about all the boats and use of the boat ramps? During the exhibition race, public access to Lake Hernandos public boat ramps was largely shut down prior to and during the event, so would that preclude boaters wishing to watch the races from the water from attending? If a plan is executed to allow boater spectators, will there be room for their boat trailers and vehicles, and will they be obligated to stay on the lake from sunrise to sunset to free the parking and ramps up for the racers? Undoubtedly, the race teams will brings lots of vehicles and boat trailers, too. Then theres another big question: How are tens of thousands of spectators going to be accommodated on a relatively small stretch of shoreline, even with the public park and boat ramp facilities? Undoubtedly there are multiple other factors to consider, but if drawing visitors to the county is the goal, are there sufficient local accommodations, or might Ocala/Marion County restaurants and hotels benefit the most due to proximity to Interstate 75? The TDC should do a thorough logistical/local-impact analysis of all the variables. County commissioners, before giving the OK to the event, must temper enthusiasm with practicality rather than allow the inaugural event to be a high-risk, highcost experiment. THE ISSUE:Boat races.OUR OPINION:Huge logistical challenges. 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 352-563-5660.LETTERto the Editor Hooray for ObamacareThank you very much for the article on Tuesday, Feb. 18, Boomers biggest winners from health law. Finally, an article that actually tells the truth about the Affordable Health Care Act and shows Americans receiving benefits Get a jobGranted that few people have it hard and need help. Many are too lazy to get a job. It was known many years ago that if you retire in Florida, bring your money with you. Florida is not known as a moneymaking place unless you are in the service industry. During the Great Depression, people hitchhiked, rode railroad cars or walked hundreds of miles to get a job. Now if the job doesnt come to them, they are not interested. I feel sorry for those who truly need help. The rest of you, get off your butts.Salary cutI see by the headline on todays paper that there is no additional funding for the Citrus County School Board. I have an answer for this. Because all of our county commissioners are well-to-do businessmen and would not miss their county salaries, why cant we pass, or have the county pass, a resolution reducing their salaries for one year to $1 apiece for the public good?Editors note: The county commission doesnt run the schools. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. 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Cooperation, not confrontationSomeone made a mistake a generation ago and now Scott Adams wants to take it out on the current county leaders. I know he has many supporters in the lack of courtesy and decorum he delivers as well as his lack of knowledge. But he is a bully, not a leader. It will catch up with him eventually, but likely not until the citizens of this county once again are paying the legal bills he generates following the foolish example of the hospital. We need educated cooperation, not confrontation.Smears of a clownI know in the next election Scott Adams isnt up for commissioner at that time, but I hope when he is that people open up their eyes and see what a clown he is and get rid of him. Hes disruptive and rude.Get down to workIm a snowbird. I come down for five months a year here in Inverness with my sister, and Ive been reading with interest (about) Scott Adams. I was a commissioner for six years until I retired and we had someone like him on our commission and, believe me, he caused as much trouble as this man. People dont realize that if we dont work together, we cant get anything done. We could never get anything done. If we turned to the right or wanted to vote to the right, he wanted to vote to the left. So its really tiring to know that youve got someone who cant cooperate and hes holding back your county. Something really does need to be done. We got rid of I shouldnt say got rid of but he went on to be a township supervisor and finally things started working in (the county where I was a commissioner), and weve had no problems since. We all worked together. Just like when I was there, half the past year was total chaos. But anyway, I sure hope they can get him under control and get things done for Citrus County.Ill vote just for AdamsIm calling about Scott Adams. I really appreciate his efforts and the Rat Pack is always against him all the time. I dont usually vote, but if I vote again this year whenever they go again for the commissioners and stuff, I will vote for Scott Adams. And hes trying to fight for us and everybody else is always against him. And I believe he is right in all his efforts, especially on the man who didnt pay for his taxes all these years. If I didnt pay for my taxes, Id probably be in jail. OPINIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 A11 211 South Apopka Avenue Inverness 726-4327 Why you should only buy hearing aids from a hearing healthcare professional. Thanks to modern medicine and many other contributing factors, people are living longer than ever before. While this increased longevity is great news, it does come with some side effects like a pronounced increase in people with hearing loss. Hearing loss is increasing. 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Associated PressPeople listen to a political speech Monday on a stage in Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine. Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised to create a new unity government which would rule until an early election no later than December. But the proposal seemed to be a non-starter as diplomats met in Brussels, Kiev and Geneva and warnings about the dangers of Russia's military actions were issued from a host of European capitals. Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Conn. The U.S. military has failed to upgrade the discharges of Vietnam veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in stigma and loss of benefits, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations are suing the Army, the Navy and the Air Force in Connecticut. The veterans say they suffered PTSD before it was recognized and were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made them ineligible for benefits. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status to represent tens of thousands of veterans, says the military has systematically denied applications for upgrades involving evidence of PTSD. Unfortunately, the Pentagon has refused to correct the decades of injustice experienced by tens of thousands of veterans who suffer from PTSD but were discharged before it was a diagnosable condition, V Prentice, a law student intern in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School, which represents the plaintiffs, said in a news release. This action seeks to compel appropriate action by the military and to finally secure justice for these veterans. Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, a Pentagon spokesman, said the department doesnt comment on pending litigation. The Department of Defense has said the agency is committed to addressing concerns related to PTSD and has taken numerous steps, including conducting PTSD assessments of service members at military treatment facilities. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys office declined comment. Since 1993, only 4.5percent of about 375 applications for discharge upgrades involving PTSD have been granted for Vietnam veterans, according to the lawsuit, which seeks what it calls consistent and medically appropriate standards for considering the effects of PTSD when determining whether to upgrade a discharge. Snow day Associated PressBrody Hiester, 4, and his mother, Emily Hiester, sled down a hill Monday at the Evansville State Hospital grounds as they take advantage of their snow day in Evansville, Indiana. Phoenix police officer diesPHOENIX A Phoenix police officer died and another was in critical condition after a shootout Monday that also killed a man wanted on a felony warrant, authorities said. A member of the fugitive apprehension team died of his wounds at a hospital a few hours after the 3:30p.m. shooting, Police Chief Daniel Garcia said. The officers name wasnt immediately released. Garcia said he was a 21-year veteran. The other officer is fighting for his life, Garcia said at a news conference. The name of that nine-year department veteran also was being withheld by police officials. The shootout occurred after the suspect fled in his car, caused a three-vehicle collision, and ran away on foot before exchanging gunfire with officers outside a check cashing and title loan business, authorities said.Obama unveiling budget planWASHINGTON Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training. But Obamas almost $4 trillion budget plan is likely to have a short shelf life. It comes just three months after Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year, bipartisan budget pact that has already set the parameters for this election years budget work. Democrats controlling the Senate have already announced they wont advance a budget this year and will instead skip ahead to the annual appropriations bills for 2015, relying on new spending caps set by Decembers budget deal that provide $56 billion less than what Obama wants in 2015. Obama would divide the extra money equally between the Pentagon and domestic initiatives like boosting manufacturing hubs, job training and preschool programs and cutting energy waste. Republicans are likely to balk at the idea, which would be paid for by curbing special interest tax breaks and making spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. Obama has also announced a four-year, $302 billion plan to boost spending on highways, rail projects and mass transit. Half of the initiative would be financed through corporate taxes. Funding for highway and mass transit projects expires at the end of September, and theres bipartisan interest in finding a supplemental funding stream to augment stagnant revenues from the $18.4 cents-per-gallon gasoline tax. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A12TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Bombings Associated PressA Pakistani man mourns outside a hospital's morgue Monday where the bodies of victims of a twin suicide bombing are, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a court complex in the Pakistani capital, killing nearly a dozen and wounding scores, officials said. Brazil keeps up Carnival pace RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiros streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. At the Sambadromo parade grounds, designed by the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, six remaining top-tier schools will hit the pavement Monday night. Each presentation includes 2,500 people or more, all singing the same song and dancing out a furious samba step. Carnival wraps up Tuesday as Rio collapses in exhaustion ahead of Ash Wednesday.Malala admits she has no cellLONDON Malala Yousafzai may be the only teenager who doesnt have a mobile phone and is willing to admit it. The girl who was shot by the Taliban for daring to want an education set off a chorus of chuckles Monday night when she said she didnt own a handset during a conference showcasing cellphone provider Vodafones initiatives to support women. With Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao in the front row, its a good bet shell get one soon and with the best 4G available. World BRIEFS EPA makes cleaner gas rule Associated PressWASHINGTON The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obamas signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous and accusing the government of grossly underestimating the increased cost at the pump. The benefits far outweigh the costs, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, calling it a win for both consumers and automakers. These standards will reduce pollution, theyll clean the air we breathe and protect the health of American families. In the works for years, the rules require refineries to cut sulfur levels in the gasoline by about twothirds by 2017. Less sulfur in gasoline makes it easier for a cars pollution controls to effectively filter out emissions, resulting in cleaner air, the EPA says. For car manufacturers, stricter limits on tailpipe emissions will require engineering changes so that cars weed out more pollution. More than 2,000 premature deaths and about 50,000 cases of kids with respiratory problems will be avoided by 2030 if the rules go into effect, the EPA said. The cost to consumers: Less than a penny per gallon of gas, McCarthy said. The EPA also projects the rules will raise the average cost of buying a vehicle by $72 in 2025. But not everyone agrees. The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the oil and gas industry, pointed to studies it has commissioned estimating that the limits would add 6cents to 9cents a gallon to refiners manufacturing costs while requiring $10 billion in capital costs. American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, a trade group, called it the most recent example of the agencys propensity for illogical and counterproductive rulemaking. Gates back on top of Forbes billionaire rankings Associated PressNEW YORK Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the worlds richest person. Forbes magazine announced its ranking of the worlds billionaires Monday. Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who had topped the list for the past four years. Gates net worth is estimated at $76billion; Slim Helu follows at $72billion. Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, known for the Zara retail chain, maintained his No. 3 spot and came out ahead of famed U.S. investor Warren Buffett, who ranked fourth. Larry Ellison of Oracle came in fifth. Forbes said a record 1,645 billionaires made the list this year, with an average net worth of $4.7billion. Thats up from 1,426 billionaires last year with a net worth of $4.2billion. Total net worth of this years list was $6.4trillion, up from $5.4trillion last year. The magazine said that 1,080 of the billionaires were self-made, 207 inherited their wealth and 352 inherited a portion but are still growing it. The largest net worth gainer on the list was Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg, who more than doubled his fortune to $28.5billion as the value of his companys stock soared. He ranks 21st on the list. The social media giant helped bring a few notable newcomers to the list, including Facebooks Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton, who recently sold their business to Facebook for $19billion. Forbes said 268 billionaires were new to the list, beating out a prior high of 226 newcomers in 2008. And a record number of women made the list this year, with 172 women joining, up 25percent from last year. Altogether, 100 people dropped out of the rankings, while 16 passed away. The U.S. was the country with the greatest number of billionaires at 492, followed by China with 152 and Russia with 111. Billionaires from four new countries joined, adding Algeria, Lithuania, Tanzania and Uganda to the geographic mix. Vietnam veterans sue over PTSD Ukraine Bill Gatesworlds richest person. Carlos Slim Helusecond richest. Gina McCarthyEPA administrator. FORBES BILLIONAIRESName Net Worth 1. Bill Gates (Microsoft) $76 billion 2. Carlos Slim Helu (telecom) $72 billion 3. Amancio Ortega (Zara retail chain)$64 billion 4. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)$58.2 billion 5. Larry Ellison (Oracle) $48 billion 6. Charles Koch $40 billion 7.David Koch $40 billion 8. Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas Sands)$38 billion 9. Christy Walton (Walmart) $36.7 billion 10. Jim Walton (Walmart) $34.7 billion A list of the top 10 female billionaires in the world: Name Net Worth 1. Christy Walton (Walmart) $36.7 billion 2. Liliane Bettencourt (LOreal)$34.5 billion 3. Alice Walton (Walmart) $34.3 billion 4. Jacqueline Mars (candy) $20 billion 5. Gina Rinehart (mining) $17.7 billion 6. Susanne Klatten (BMW, Pharma)$17.4 billion 7. Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments)$17.3 billion 8. Anne Cox Chambers (Cox Enterprises)$15.5 billion 9. Iris Fontbona (mining) $15.5 billion 10. Laurene Powell Jobs (Apple, Disney)$14 billion From wire reports


College basketball/ B2 NBA/ B2 NHL/B2 Scoreboard/B3 Sports briefs/ B3 Lottery, TV/B3 Baseball/ B4 MLBs expanded replay system passes first tests./B4 SPORTSSection BTUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Florida remains solid No. 1 in AP hoops poll ACC champion Virginia leaps from 12th to fifth Associated PressFlorida, Wichita State and Arizona are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week. The Gators (27-2), who are on a school-record 21-game winning streak, were a solid No. 1 Monday, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Wichita State (31-0), the first team since Saint Josephs in 2004 to enter its conference tournament undefeated, was No. 1 on 14 ballots, while Arizona (27-2), which was ranked No. 1 for eight weeks earlier this season, got the other five firstplace votes. Duke moved up two spots to fourth while Virginia, which won its first outright Atlantic Coast Conference title since 1981, jumped from 12th to fifth. Villanova was sixth followed by Syracuse, Kansas, Wisconsin and San Diego State. Connecticut and Oklahoma returned to the Top 25 this week replacing Ohio State and Texas. GATOR ONE: This is the second straight week Florida is No. 1 and the Gators 12th week ever on top. They are in a tie on the all-time list with Arkansas, Georgetown and Virginia. The all-time leader is UCLA at 134 weeks on top. VIRGINIA RISING: Virginia jumped from No. 12 to fifth in this weeks poll, the Cavaliers first appearance in Basketball pollsSee Page B3 for the latest mens and womens college basketball polls. LSU guard Andre Stringer, right, tries to avoid a foul as Floridas Kasey Hill goes by Saturday in Gainesville. The Gators, winners of 21 games in a row, remained No. 1 in the AP poll Monday.Associated Press See POLL/ Page B3 Rays beat Philadelphia 6-1 Moore sharp in first start of the preseason Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE Philadelphia Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez allowed one hit in three shutout innings against his former team in a 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Making his first spring-training start of the year, Matt Moore threw 37 pitches and gave up two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and a walk. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first by retiring John Mayberry Jr. on an inningending groundout, then retired his first two batters in the second. Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist was 0 for 2 in his first game since straining a back muscle during a workout on Feb. 19. He is not scheduled to play today. The Rays Jeremy Moore hit a double and homer in the late innings. SPORTS BRIEFSPanthers drop another district heartbreakerFor the second time in as many district games, the Lecanto softball team lost in the bottom of the seventh inning. Last Friday, the Panthers fell 8-7 at Citrus after giving up five runs in the final frame. Monday night at Dunnellon, Lecanto led 14-13 after a four-run top of the seventh, but allowed two runs to the Tigers in the bottom half in a 15-14 loss. Amber Hopkins went 3 for 4 with a double, home run, four RBIs and a run scored for Lecanto. Paige Richards drove in two runs and scored three times, Kelsie Lilley went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run and Amber Russo had an RBI and run scored. Maddie Kofman and Bri Martin both scored a pair of runs. The Panthers (1-3, 0-2) travel to Crystal River to face the Pirates on Friday at 7 p.m.LeBron James nets career-high 61 in Heat victoryMIAMI LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rices franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night. James made 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts. His career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando. Al Jefferson had 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, his huge night merely an afterthought.AP Source: Manning passes physicalENGLEWOOD, Colo. A person with knowledge of the results told The Associated Press that Peyton Manning has passed his physical on his surgically repaired neck, clearing the way for him to play in 2014. Manning won his fifth MVP award in 2013, when he set single-season records by passing for 5,547 yards and 55 TDs while guiding the Broncos to their first Super Bowl in 15 seasons.From staff and wire reports Spring TrainingSee Page B4 for the rest of Mondays MLB Spring Training results. This photo, provided by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shows the teams new NFL Nike Elite 51 Uniform design for the 2014 season. The uniform is a completely integrated system of dress with a new design that honors the Buccaneers rich tradition while boldly bringing the team into the future.Associated Press Buccaneers unveil new uniforms MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleCitrus pitcher Kelly Abramowich gets set to deliver a pitch home during Monday nights game against Seven Rivers Christian at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River. Abramowich struck out five and allowed one unearned run in an 8-1 victory for the Hurricanes. Citrus scores six runs in final two innings for 8-1 win over Seven Rivers C.J. RISAK CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER Through five innings, it seemed this battle between county softball rivals Citrus and Seven Rivers Christian would be decided by a single dramatic play. But thats not what happened. Instead, back-to-back two-run singles by April Desomma and Erica Corlew with two out in the sixth inning broke it open for the Hurricanes, who scored two more runs in the seventh to collect an 8-1 triumph Monday at Bicentennial Park. Those timely hits, combined with Kelly Abramowichs three-hit pitching performance, were enough to carry Citrus to its seventh win in eight games. Seven Rivers lost for the first time this season, slipping to 4-1. Despite Abramowichs strong performance, this game was certainly winnable for Seven Rivers, which until the sixth inning had allowed just a pair of two-out, run-scoring singles by Kayla Quesenberry in the fourth and Corlew in the fifth. But while Abramowich, a senior, seemed to get stronger as the game progressed, her pitching opponent, Delaney Byers an eighth-grader started to falter. Citrus had only one hit in the first three innings, then got two in the fourth, three in the fifth, three in the sixth and three in the seventh. Abramowich, by comparison, did not give up a hit in the last three innings. First, hats off to Seven Rivers, said Citrus coach Larry Bishop. Coach (Gary) Dreyer is doing a great job with that team. They kept us in check for five innings. We finally started to get our timing at the plate. Once we got that down the hits started coming. Those hits were timely, too Citrus scored six of its eight runs after two were See LATE/ Page B3


B2TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Associated PressFlorida forward Dorian Finney-Smith stuffs the ball through the basket Saturday against LSU in Gainesville. Top-ranked Gators are chasing greatness in stretch run Associated PressGAINESVILLE Top-ranked Florida has a motto for the stretch run: chasing greatness. Coach Billy Donovan dropped the phrase on his players in recent weeks, hoping to grab their attention and keep them focused on all they can achieve this season. The Gators already clinched their third Southeastern Conference regular-season championship in the last four years. They also have set school records for regular-season wins (27), consecutive wins (21) and consecutive wins at home (31). Nonetheless, theres plenty left to accomplish this season. Florida (27-2, 16-0) can become the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in league play, needing to win at South Carolina tonight and beat Kentucky in the teams home finale Saturday. The team also is looking to wrap up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and after three straight disappointing losses in regional finals, the senior-laden group wont be satisfied with anything short of the Final Four. There are still things out there in front of our team, Donovan said Monday. There are things out there for these guys to achieve. I think those guys would like to take on those challenges. The biggest challenge is all that stuff doesnt make a difference if we dont play well against South Carolina. Florida dominated the Gamecocks (11-18, 4-12) in early January, winning 74-58 in Gainesville. The Gators have gotten healthier and deeper since, with swingman Casey Prather (ankle), center Patric Young (knee tendinitis) and guard Kasey Hill (groin) having recovered from injuries and forward Chris Walker getting NCAA clearance to play early last month. Donovan knows his team is capable of making another deep run in the NCAA tournament and is a real threat to win it all for the third time in school history. But keeping players dialed in and playing on edge is far from easy, especially when they hear so much talk about rankings, seedings and streaks. Donovans chasing greatness line certainly caused players take notice. I think as he saw the results at the beginning of the season, winning so many games in a row, breaking records and all that, he just sees the ceiling of this team is really high and he wants to motivate us to keep striving for greatness, Young said. We can do that every game; we can do that every practice. We just need to focus on that each opportunity we get. The SEC played an 18-game conference schedule from 1967 through 1991, and then expanded the league slate last season with the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M. Only two SEC schools have managed a 17-1 mark: Kentucky accomplished the feat twice (1970, 1986), and LSU did it in 1981. The Tigers are actually the only SEC program to get to 17-0. They started 17-0 in 1981 before losing their regular-season finale against Kentucky. So the Gators know they have a chance to do something special. And theyre embracing it. Donovan hasnt stopped at the motto, either. He has been using visual effects to drive home his points. After beating Tennessee and Kentucky on the road three weeks ago, Donovan asked forward Will Yeguete to grab a duffel bag sitting on the ground and throw it in his locker. Yeguete tried to pick it up with one hand, thinking he would toss it over his shoulder with ease. Donovan had the bag filled with weights, making it nearly impossible to carry with one hand. Also this season, Donovan made a picture of the entire team driving in a car. Players were looking all around, staring at signs about their rankings and their records. No one was looking ahead, where their car was getting ready to crash into a wall. Are we going to worry about the things around the peripheral or are we going to be focused on the road and the lane were in right now? Donovan said. Right now, its the chasing greatness lane. We still have a lot of things to accomplish, guard Michael Frazier II said. We still have a lot of goals. No. 14 UNC holds off Notre Dame 63-61CHAPEL HILL, N.C. James Michael McAdoo hit the go-ahead shot in the lane with 3:09 left and Marcus Paige blocked Eric Atkins driving shot on the final play to seal No. 14 North Carolinas 63-61 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night. McAdoo finished with 14 points to lead the Tar Heels (23-7, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who blew a 14point halftime lead and had to fight to the horn for their 12th straight win in their home finale. It is UNCs longest winning streak since 2008-09. It marked the second straight close win for the Tar Heels against a team in the lower third of the ACC standings, following Saturdays 60-56 win at Virginia Tech. Still, they havent lost since Jan. 20 heading into Saturdays finale at No. 4 Duke. Atkins scored 21 points for Notre Dame (15-16, 6-12), which used a 22-5 run out of halftime to make a game of it.From wire reports Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 14 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut blew out No. 3 Louisville 68-48 Monday night to complete an unbeaten regular season. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 points and 10 boards for the Huskies (31-0, 18-0 American Athletic Conference), who outrebounded Louisville (28-3, 16-2) 47-30 and outran the Cardinals to add the inaugural league title to their collection of Big East trophies. The defending NCAA champions also beat the Cardinals for the 14th straight time. Like last months meeting in Storrs, Conn., UConn turned a small run into big momentum ending with another decisive victory. This time, it was an 11-0 first-half spurt for a 32-22 lead that eventually grew to 22 in the second half. The end of Louisville five-game winning streak spoiled the home finales for four seniors including guard Shoni Schimmel, who scored nine points before a school-record crowd of 22,163.Texas 65, No. 18 Oklahoma St. 58AUSTIN, Texas Imani McGeeStafford scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Texas to a 65-58 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State. Texas (20-10, 11-7 Big 12) took the lead early in the first half with a 3-pointer from Nekia Jones that made it 11-8 and the Longhorns never trailed again, carrying a 30-21 advantage into the break and holding off the Cowgirls in the second half. Oklahoma State (22-7, 11-7) was led by Kendra Suttles, who scored 14 points, while Tiffany Bias had 13 and Liz Donohoe 10.South Florida 60, No. 24 Rutgers 51PISCATAWAY, N.J. Courtney Williams scored 26 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds, leading South Florida to a 60-51 win over No. 24 Rutgers, taking over sole possession of third place in the American Athletic Conference. After Betnijah Laneys jumper with 4:08 left in the first half pulled Rutgers within four, South Florida (18-11, 13-5) used a 15-3 run that bridged the two halves to open up a 40-24 lead with 16 minutes left. Rutgers (21-8, 12-6) made just 9 of 26 field goals and committed nine turnovers in the first half. The Scarlet Knights used a 14-4 run to pull within three with 1:27 remaining, but Williams hit a 3-pointer 30 seconds later to make it 57-51. Syessence Davis led Rutgers with 12 points. Nets rout Bulls as Collins makes home debut Associated PressNEW YORK Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night. Finally playing at home more than a week after returning to the NBA as the leagues first openly gay player, Collins checked in to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former NBA Commissioner David Stern with 2:41 remaining, committed a foul just five seconds later and missed his only shot as the Nets won their third straight. Deron Williams scored 20 points and Joe Johnson had 19 for the Nets. D.J. Augustin scored 16 points off the bench for the sloppy Bulls, who turned it over 28 times, leading to 30 Nets points, and had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Bulls had a franchise-low three turnovers in their 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. Collins original 10-day contract will expire today and the Nets plan to sign him to a second deal on Wednesday. He has appeared in all five games since he signed on Feb. 23. Joakim Noah managed just 10 points, six rebounds and one assist for the Bulls, a day after finishing with 13 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in his fifth career triple-double.Pistons 96, Knicks 85AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Andre Drummond had 17 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, helping the Detroit Pistons surge to beat the New York Knicks 96-85 in a matchup of slumping teams. The Pistons had lost four straight and seven of eight. New York has dropped seven straight games and 13 of 15. Carmelo Anthony scored 10 of his 28 points in the first quarter.Grizzlies 110, Wizards 104WASHINGTON Tayshaun Prince scored a season-high 21 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies withstood a late rally to snap the Washington Wizards winning streak at six with a 110-104 victory. Zach Randolph added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies. John Wall scored 23 points, Bradley Beal had 21, and Marcin Gortat added 16 for the Wizards.Bucks 114, Jazz 88MILWAUKEE Ersan Ilyasova scored a seasonhigh 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting, and the Milwaukee Bucks hit a blistering 57 percent from the field to beat the Utah Jazz 114-88. Zaza Pachulia added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, and five Bucks scored in double digits. Enes Kanter had 27 points to lead Utah. Associated PressDALLAS Alex Chiasson broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 13 games, and Lindy Ruff earned his 600th NHL coaching victory with a 3-2 win over his former team, the Buffalo Sabres, on Monday night. Jamie Benns slap shot from the blue line deflected off Chiasson and past goalie Jhonas Enroth for a powerplay goal at 10:25 of the third. The Stars opened a twopoint lead over their closest pursuers for eighth place in the Western Conference. Ruff posted his first 571 wins with the Sabres before joining the Stars. Defensemen Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski both scored their third goal of the season for the Stars. Tyler Ennis scored twice for Buffalo, with Matt Moulson assisting on both goals. The second got the Sabres even at 3:23 of the third.Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 1TORONTO Dalton Prout and Artem Anisimov scored second-period goals, and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. Prout, a defenseman, and Anisimov scored less than three minutes apart for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves in the win. The Blue Jackets completed a threegame season sweep of Toronto. Mason Raymond had the lone goal for Toronto.Wild 3, Flames 2ST. PAUL, Minn. Jared Spurgeons power-play goal in the third period helped the Minnesota Wild notch their season-high fifth straight win, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames. Kyle Brodziak also scored, rookie Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots during his 15th start in a row, and the Wild raised their record at home to 22-7-2. Stars coach Ruff earns 600th win Associated PressNew York forward Amare Stoudemire dunks on Detroit center Andre Drummond during the first half Monday in Auburn Hills, Mich. No. 1 UConn women crush No. 3 Cards


SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE out, something Seven Rivers could not reciprocate. The Warriors loaded the bases in the second inning on singles by Byers and Gabby Wright and a walk to Emma Bresson, but Abramowich coaxed Allison Phillips to fly out to center field to end the threat. Quesenberry who had three hits in the game got the sixth-inning rally started with a lead-off single. A sacrifice bunt moved her to second, but Byers got Jordan Josey on a pop up for the second out. However, Emaly Ferreira was hit by a pitch and Alyssa Nathan walked to load the bases and set the stage for Desomma. Her single to left drove in two runs; she took second on the throw home. Corlew who also had three hits to go with three runs batted in then drove in two more with a base hit. The girls played good, Dreyer said of his teams performance. I thought Delaney pitched well and the fielding was good. But theyre a good team. Im not happy about the result, but I am happy with the way we played. We just have to work harder. Seven Rivers got its run in the bottom of the sixth when Byers reached base on an error, then moved to third on consecutive wild pitches by Abramowich. A ground out by Katie Dreyer delivered the run. Singles by Quesenberry and Amy Abramowich, followed by a walk to Josey, loaded the bases for Ferreira, who doubled in two runs in the seventh for the Hurricanes. Ferreira also had three hits in Citrus 12-hit attack. Abramowich allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks, striking out five. Byers took the pitching loss for Seven Rivers. the Top Ten since the 2001-02 season, when they reached as high as No. 4. Saturdays win over Syracuse gave Virginia its first outright Atlantic Coast Conference title since 1980-81. The Cavaliers, featuring three-time national player of the year Ralph Sampson, were in the Top Ten the entire season, spent four weeks at No. 1 and reached the Final Four. Virginia was No. 24 in this seasons preseason Top 25 and fell to 25th in the first week of the regular season. The Cavaliers dropped out of the poll the next week and didnt return until four weeks ago at No. 20. They moved up every week until reaching No. 5 on Monday. OPENING BID: The first spot in the NCAA tournaments field of 68 can be decided Friday when Harvard visits Yale. The Ivy League is the only one of the 32 conferences with an automatic bid not to have a tournament. Harvard has clinched at least a share of the title for a fourth straight season. If there is a tie the Ivy League has a onegame playoff. DOUBLE-RANKED GAMES: There are eight games featuring two ranked teams this week and half will involve the American Athletic Conference. On Wednesday, No. 11 Louisville, tied for first place, is at No. 18 SMU, which is one game out in third. On Thursday, No. 20 Memphis, tied for fourth, is at No. 15 Cincinnati, the other team tied for first. On Saturday, SMU is at Memphis and No. 19 Connecticut, tied for fourth, is at Louisville. On Thursday, No. 24 Iowa is at No. 22 Michigan State in the Big Ten. On Saturday, No. 25 Kentucky is at No. 1 Florida in the SEC, No. 14 North Carolina is at No. 4 Duke in the ACC, and No. 21 New Mexico visits No. 10 San Diego State in the Mountain West. POLLContinued from Page B1 LATEContinued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS TV MLB PRESEASON BASEBALL 1 p.m. (MLB) Houston Astros at New York Mets 3 p.m. (FS1) Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 4 p.m. (MLB) Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Dodgers (same-day tape) 7 p.m. (MLB) Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees 12 a.m. (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies (same-day tape) MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 a.m. (ESPNU) Notre Dame at North Carolina (taped) 7 p.m. (ESPN) Michigan at Illinois 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Iowa State at Baylor 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Florida at South Carolina 7 p.m. (FS1) Creighton at Georgetown 9 p.m. (ESPN) Alabama at Kentucky 9 p.m. (ESPNU) Florida State at Boston College 9 p.m. (FS1) Marquette at Providence 11 p.m. (FS1) Arizona State at Oregon 3 a.m. (ESPNU) Alabama at Kentucky (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. (NBA) Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets (taped) 8 p.m. (NBA, SUN) Miami Heat at Houston Rockets 10:30 p.m. (NBA) New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers NHL HOCKEY 1 p.m. (NHL) Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles Kings (taped) 3 p.m. (NHL) Buffalo Sabres at Dallas Stars (taped) 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues RADIO MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) Florida at South Carolina 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 BASEBALL 6 p.m. Seven Rivers at Wildwood 6:30 p.m. Hudson at Lecanto 6:30 p.m. Faith Baptist Christian at Crystal River SOFTBALL 4 p.m. Seven Rivers at Academy at the Lakes BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Lecanto at Crystal River 4 p.m. Forest at Citrus GIRLS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Lecanto at Crystal River BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING 4 p.m. Central at Lecanto TRACK AND FIELD Doug Patton Invitational 3 p.m. Crystal River, Lecanto at Citrus Mens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Florida (46)27-21,6061 2. Wichita St. (14)31-01,5552 3. Arizona (5)27-21,5143 4. Duke23-61,3646 5. Virginia25-51,30412 6. Villanova26-31,2928 7. Syracuse26-31,2404 8. Kansas22-71,2005 9. Wisconsin24-51,07514 10. San Diego St.25-399513 11. Louisville24-59597 12. Michigan21-789916 13. Creighton23-58929 14. North Carolina22-775519 15. Cincinnati24-573711 16. Iowa St.22-661315 17. Saint Louis25-453910 18. SMU23-642723 19. UConn23-6423 20. Memphis22-736421 21. New Mexico23-533825 22. Michigan St.22-732218 23. Oklahoma21-8183 24. Iowa20-99420 25. Kentucky21-89217 Others receiving votes: Texas 70, VCU 58, UCLA 45, Gonzaga 38, Stephen F. Austin 38, Kansas St. 19, Saint Josephs 19, Ohio St. 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Arizona St. 5, UMass 5, Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 2, Xavier 2, NC Central 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Southern Miss. 1.USA Today Top 25The top 25 teams in the USA Today mens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: RecordPtsPvs 1. Florida (25)27-27931 2. Wichita State (7)31-07692 3. Arizona27-27413 4. Duke23-66727 5. Virginia25-565611 6. Villanova26-36479 7. Syracuse26-35635 8. Kansas22-75596 9. Louisville24-55484 10. San Diego State25-351113 11. Wisconsin24-548914 12. Michigan21-745516 13. Creighton23-541110 14. North Carolina22-735221 15. Cincinnati24-535112 16. Saint Louis25-42938 17. Iowa State22-627717 18. SMU23-618524 19. UConn23-6170 20. Memphis22-716022 21. New Mexico23-5146 22. Michigan State22-714318 23. Oklahoma21-812325 24. Kentucky21-810615 25. Iowa20-98619 Others receiving votes: Texas 50, Kansas State 40, Ohio State 21, UCLA 20, VCU 19, Gonzaga 10, Stephen F. Austin 9, Pittsburgh 7, Southern Miss. 6, Oklahoma State 4, UMass 4, Saint Josephs 3, Harvard 1.Womens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. UConn (36)30-09001 2. Notre Dame29-08642 3. Louisville28-28163 4. Stanford27-28025 5. South Carolina26-37184 6. Tennessee23-567910 7. West Virginia26-366811 8. Maryland24-56589 9. Baylor25-46506 10. Duke25-55627 11. Penn St.22-65108 12. Kentucky22-748912 13. North Carolina22-848114 14. NC State24-640913 15. Texas A&M23-739617 16. Nebraska22-635216 17. Purdue21-734319 18. Oklahoma St.22-629915 19. Michigan St.21-824221 20. California21-819018 21. Gonzaga26-418622 22. Middle Tennessee25-414223 23. Iowa23-710225 24. Rutgers21-74924 25. DePaul23-641 Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 36, Chattanooga 31, Bowling Green 30, Oregon St. 30, BYU 7, Syracuse 5, LSU 4, Vanderbilt 4, UTEP 2, Dayton 1, James Madison 1, St. Johns 1.NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto3326.559 Brooklyn2929.5003 New York2140.34413 Boston2040.33313 Philadelphia1545.25018 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 4314.754 Washington3129.51713 Charlotte2733.45017 Atlanta 2632.44817 Orlando1943.30626 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 4613.780 Chicago3327.55013 Detroit 2436.40022 Cleveland2437.39323 Milwaukee1247.20334 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4316.729 Houston4019.6783 Dallas 3625.5908 Memphis3425.5769 New Orleans2336.39020 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4515.750 Portland4118.6953 Minnesota2929.50015 Denver 2533.43119 Utah 2139.35024 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4120.672 Golden State3624.6004 Phoenix3524.5935 L.A. Lakers2039.33920 Sacramento2039.33920 Mondays Games Memphis 110, Washington 104 Brooklyn 96, Chicago 80 Miami 124, Charlotte 107 Detroit 96, New York 85 Milwaukee 114, Utah 88 Minnesota at Denver, late L.A. Lakers at Portland, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Todays Games Golden State at Indiana, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston603817581188137 Montreal623421775159152 Tampa Bay613422573177156 Toronto633223872186193 Detroit6028201268159165 Ottawa6127231165174199 Florida 612331753151197 Buffalo 611835844124183 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh604016484192149 Philadelphia623224670174180 N.Y. Rangers623326369162157 Washington6229231068184186 Columbus613125567180170 New Jersey6226231365148153 Carolina612626961151173 N.Y. Islanders632332854173215 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis604014686200139 Chicago6236121486213166 Colorado613917583188164 Minnesota623421775153150 Dallas 6129221068173171 Winnipeg623026666174178 Nashville6126251062150185 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim624314591202150 San Jose623917684188151 Los Angeles623422674150133 Vancouver6328251066150166 Phoenix6127231165169180 Calgary 612331753141185 Edmonton622034848154204 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Columbus 2, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 3, Calgary 2 Montreal at Los Angeles, late Todays Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Carolina at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.MLB Spring TrainingAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Seattle 51.833 Cleveland 41.800 Minnesota 41.800 Oakland 41.800 Houston 31.750 Chicago 21.667 Detroit 42.667 New York 42.667 Tampa Bay 21.667 Kansas City 32.600 Baltimore 22.500 Los Angeles 22.500 Toronto 33.500 Boston 13.250 Texas 13.250 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Pittsburgh 41.800 Washington 31.750 Miami 32.600 Cincinnati 33.500 Milwaukee 33.500 Arizona 34.429 Los Angeles 23.400 San Francisco 23.400 Chicago 13.250 Colorado 13.250 New York 13.250 St. Louis 13.250 San Diego 14.200 Philadelphia 15.167 Atlanta 06.000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games Detroit 8, St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota (ss) 12, Toronto 2 Houston 4, Miami 0 Minnesota (ss) 9, Baltimore 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 6, Texas 5 Seattle (ss) 8, Colorado 1 Seattle (ss) 6, Cincinnati 5 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 7 San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Oakland 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Arizona 2 Colorado vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., late Todays Games Minnesota vs. Miami at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 6:35 p.m. Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 7 18 20 25 35 5-of-51 winner$211,341.26 4-of-5263$129.50 3-of-58,425$11 CASH 3 (early) 8 9 8 CASH 3 (late) 8 8 2 PLAY 4 (early) 0 8 3 7 PLAY 4 (late) 2 1 7 6 FANTASY 5 5 19 24 26 32TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 B3 MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleSeven Rivers Christian shortstop Kim Iwaniec tosses to first base for an out during Monday nights game against Citrus at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River. Grimes signs 4-year deal to remain with DolphinsMIAMI Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes has signed a four-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins. With the deal announced Monday, the Dolphins achieved one of their biggest offseason priorities by avoiding the loss of Grimes in free agency. The 30-year-old Grimes had four interceptions and played in all 16 games for the Dolphins last year after they signed him to a one-year contract. He spent six years with the Atlanta Falcons and missed almost all of the 2012 season with an Achilles tendon injury. Grimes also made the Pro Bowl in 2010. He has 59 career starts and 17 interceptions.Golson ready to lead Irish after missing 2013SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said he was a bit anxious returning to practice for the first time in 10 months. Golson spoke Monday for the first time since being suspended for the fall semester for academic impropriety. He said he believes he returns as a better quarterback because hes more mature and better polished. Coach Brian Kelly has repeatedly said he expects Malik Zaire to challenge Golson for the starters job, though it sounds as though he expects Golson to start. Kelly said the Fighting Irish are going to heap a lot on Golsons shoulders and he knows it. Golson said thats the way he wants it. He said he wants to have a leadership role and lead his teammates to victory.OSUs Meyer has surgery, wont miss practiceCOLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had a short medical procedure over the weekend. In a statement released Monday night, a team spokesman said the surgery was to remove fluid from a cyst on Meyers brain. The cyst was originally discovered in 1998 when Meyer was an assistant at Notre Dame. The operation was to alleviate headaches that Meyer had been experiencing the past few weeks. The statement said the coach was doing well and would be on the field when Ohio State begins spring drills today.From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS


Scoreless frame for new Yankee closer Associated PressBRADENTON Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday. Pittsburgh leadoff batter Starling Marte reached on an infield single in the first that stopped an 0-for-9 start, and Alvarez homered to right off Brandon Workman with two outs. Marte singled in the third and Martin followed with a drive to left, his second homer in two days. Workman gave up five runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings in place of Peavy, the right-hander who accidentally cut his left index finger with a fishing knife last weekend. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano struck out three and walked one in two hitless innings. Mike Carp, trying to win a bench job with the Red Sox, hit a two-run homer against Bryan Morris in the eighth.Yankees 4, Nationals 2TAMPA David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth inning in his first appearance as the Yankees new closer in New Yorks 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. Robertson hit his first batter, Danny Espinosa, then induced a double-play grounder by Tyler Moore to shortstop Derek Jeter, who fielded a tough-hop grounder. Robertson is replacing career saves leader Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season. Jeter went 0 for 3, including a double-play grounder. He is hitless in seven at-bats over three spring training games. Zach Walters hit a solo homer for the Nationals.Mets 6, Braves 2KISSIMMEE Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves rotation, Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2. The 21-year-old Syndergaard struck out leadoff hitter Jason Heyward on a 98 mph fastball and fanned Evan Gattis on three fastballs to start the second. The right-hander allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings. In contrast, Garcia, 37, used an assortment of mostly slow stuff to retire nine straight Mets, three on strikeouts, after retiring all six Detroit batters he faced while fanning two in the spring opener.Twins (ss) 9, Orioles 2SARASOTA Chris Davis hit a long home run to center field in the Baltimore Orioles 9-2 loss to a Minnesota Twins split-squad. Davis, the major league home run leader last year with 53, hit his first and the Orioles first of spring training in the fourth game. Bud Norris started for the Orioles and threw two shutout innings, allowing one run, striking out two and walking one. Vance Worley threw three shutout innings for the Twins, giving up one hit and striking out one. Minnesota scored seven runs in the ninth to break a 2-all tie. The big hit was Wilkin Ramirezs three-run home run.Astros 4, Marlins 0JUPITER Dallas Keuchel needed only 17 pitches in two scoreless innings to help the Houston Astros beat the Miami Marlins 4-0. All but three of the lefthanders pitches were strikes. He allowed one baserunner, on a single, before his final pitch induced a double play. Miami starter Jacob Turner went two innings and gave up one run, on Marc Krauss homer. Krauss went 2 for 4 and is 5 for 9 in spring training. J.D. Martinez doubled home a run in the seventh. Houstons Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 2 off the bench.Tigers 8, Cardinals 5LAKELAND Jhonny Peralta homered twice against his former team, going deep in his only plate appearances in the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Peralta played for the Tigers for three and a half seasons before signing with St. Louis as a free agent this offseason. Nick Castellanos homered for the Tigers. Castellanos, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Austin Jackson had two hits apiece. Detroit, which played a 10inning scoreless tie against Atlanta on Sunday, scored seven runs in the first three innings.Mariners 8, Rockies 1PEORIA, Ariz. Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI and Dustin Ackley had a three-run double among his two hits, as the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1. In four games, Ackley is hitting .600 with a home run, three doubles and six RBIs. Seattle starter Blake Beavan allowed a run and four hits in three innings. Colorado starter Brett Anderson threw two scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk, while fanning two.Mariners 6, Reds 5GOODYEAR, Ariz. Billy Hamilton bunted for a single the biggest focus of his offseason and stole another base before the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Alfredo Simon pitched three hitless innings. Closer Aroldis Chapman went two innings, giving up a run and three hits while fanning three. Brad Miller hit a solo homer for Seattle and Chris Taylor had a grand slam off minor leaguer Chad Rogers.Angels 3, Diamondbacks 2SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Garrett Richards threw three shutout innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Richards gave up an infield single to Martin Prado and a bunt single to Ender Inciarte. He struck out two and didnt walk a batter. Brandon McCarty, the likely No. 5 starter in the Diamondbacks rotation, was equally impressive, tossing five innings of three-hit ball.Cubs 4, Brewers 2PHOENIX Ryan Braun raised his spring batting average to .800 with a double and a single in three plate appearances and made a nice catch in his new right field position, in the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Braun has four hits, two for extra bases, and two walks in seven plate appearances this spring. Shortstop Javier Baez had two hits including a solo home run for the Cubs.Rangers 6, Indians 5SURPRISE, Ariz. Texas right-hander Colby Lewis did not get out of the first inning in his first start since having hip surgery in August, and the Rangers lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians. Lewis, who won 14 games in 2011, allowed two runs on two hits and two walks. He retired only two of the six batters he faced. Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run, two-out, two-strike single to end Lewis outing after 32 pitches. Mitch Moreland drove in two runs for the Rangers.As 7, Dodgers 3PHOENIX Clayton Kershaw allowed five runs on two hits and three walks and was unable to get an out in the third inning as the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3. Sam Fuld and Nick Punto had run-scoring hits. Dee Gordon drove in the Dodgers first two runs with a triple in the second inning off As starter A.J. Griffin.White Sox 9, Royals 7GLENDALE, Ariz. Andy Wilkins hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Hector Gimenez added a tiebreaking double in the sixth to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 9-7. The White Sox scored three in the first off starter Jeremy Guthrie, making his first appearance of the spring. Guthrie allowed four hits and three runs in two innings. Chicago starter Jose Quintana gave up two runs and two hits in three innings.Padres 7, Giants 2SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum made successful spring debuts in the San Diego Padres 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. Johnson, who signed a oneyear, $8 million free-agent contract with San Diego after spending the 2013 season with Toronto, pitched two hitless innings and struck out two. Lincecum gave up a hit, walked one and struck out one in two innings. The Padres Alexi Amarista broke a scoreless tie with a home run to lead off what would prove to be a six-run sixth.B4TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEBASEBALL Saturday, March 8Inverness City Hall ~ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Hosted by the Nature Coast Corvair ClubPre-registration prior to February 24 $15 Day of show $2011th Annual Car & Truck Show Proceeds to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches & Jessies Place Sponsored by: The City of Inverness, Advanced Auto Parts and Kiwanis of Inverness.For more information, call George 352-302-9058 or Ted 352-860-1205 nccorvairclub@yahoo.com000GI7Z Top 50 Awards plus Best of Show**Club Participation1987 and older MLBs expanded replay gets first test Alvarez, Martin homer as Pirates beat Red Sox 7-6 Associated PressBostons Garin Cecchini, left, slides under Pittsburgh shortstop Clint Barmes to break up a double play Monday during the third inning of a spring training game in Bradenton. The Pirates won 7-6. Call upheld in every challenge Associated PressSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseballs expanded replay system, umpires got it right. The umps went 3 for 3 on Monday as MLB tried out the new format at three spring training games. The first test came at 3:06 p.m. in Fort Myers, after first base umpire Fieldin Culbreth ruled Toronto shortstop Munenori Kawasakis throw pulled Jared Goedert off the bag in the sixth inning. Im not too sure that youre not right here, Culbreth said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told him, but since we havent done it before, lets go take a look. Culbreth answered: OK. Thats what its for. After 2 minutes, 34 seconds, replay umpire Brian ONora relayed his call by headset, confirming that Minnesota batter Chris Rahl was safe. During the wait, Rahl said he realized he perhaps was part of history. Its kind of funny. I was thinking, Is this the first one? he said. ONora made the final ruling from a satellite truck outside the stadium. During the regular season, umpires on the field will check with the replay booth in New York, where an MLB umpire will make the final call. Later in the game, Culbreth rotated and took a turn in the truck, confirming another safe call at first base. Im looking at this thing as, this is the future of the game. And Im going to treat these games here the same way that Im going to treat them during the regular season, Culbreth said. In the eighth inning, Doug Bernier of the Twins was called safe on a close play at first. As Culbreth studied the replay, the ballpark sound system played a Rolling Stones song with the familiar lyric, I cant get no satisfaction. The call was confirmed, Bernier was safe. Extra replay also was in place for two games in Arizona the Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale and the Chicago Cubs against Milwaukee in Phoenix. Each team in the majors will have at least five exhibition games with the new system in place. In January, owners approved the use of additional video replay to review most calls other than balls-and-strikes. Previously, umpires could only go to replay to review home runs and boundary calls. Moments after the first replay call, Angels manager Mike Scioscia wasted little time in using his challenge. In the top of the second, Luis Jimenez of the Angels tried to steal second. Catcher Bobby Wilsons throw was high but second base umpire Bill Miller ruled that Aaron Hill tagged the runner out. Scioscia bounded out of the dugout and charged toward Miller to argue, just like managers always have done. Instead, though, he chose to use his challenge. After two of the umpires made a quick visit to the Angels dugout to communicate with the replay umpire, the call was upheld. We werent trying to make a mockery out of it, Scioscia said of using the challenge so soon. We thought it was a pretty close play. There was only one angle available with the limited camera work of a spring training telecast. If we have 15 angles of that, Scioscia said, theres a possibility it gets reversed. That review took 2:31. Since he lost the challenge, Scioscia had no more. I dont think its going to take much time in the logistics. That will smooth out, he said. As far as the strategy of it, thats going to take a lot. It might be something you win, but you know you need that challenge to save the big play somewhere. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and Arizonas Kirk Gibson did not use their challenge. Neither did Cubs manager Rick Renteria nor the Brewers Ron Roenicke. Gibson said he thought about contesting a close play when Paul Goldschmidt nearly beat out a grounder but said he decided it was 50-50 and not worth it. I think its going to be a lot more complicated than we thought, Gibson said. We had a lot of conversation during the game. For the Angels-Diamondbacks game, the replay trailer was set up in the parking lot behind center field. Teams are allowed to have a person to watch the game on television and advise the managers via phone whether it would be worth it for the call to be challenged. The Angels communicated via walkie talkie Monday but there will be a dedicated phone line for each team in the major league parks. Under the new rules, each manager has one challenge. If the first challenge is successful, the manager gets a second. From the seventh inning on, if the manager is out of challenges, the umpire can decide to have the play reviewed. Some critics of expanded replay worried that challenges would delay the game too much. Culbreth said he didnt think that would be a problem, and pointed at the benefits. It will work itself out. I think time really isnt going to be an issue in the end, he said. And if it is, its about getting the play right in the end, anyhow. Associated PressUmpire Chris Guccione calls a strike Friday as Arizonas Gerardo Parra bats in Scottsdale, Ariz. Every call challenged Monday under the new expanded MLB replay system were upheld.


HEALTH& LIFE Section CTUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLEInside:Author to talk about 170-day hike/ C7 Watch your weight. Improve your diet. Lower your blood pressure. Such directives often conclude a doctors appointment. But how exactly do you accomplish them? Thats the question Judith Tear has fielded day in, day out at the Citrus County Health Department. People know they need to be healthier, but the advice they get can be pretty vague, she said. Theres a lot of confusion, especially with food. What do the stats in nutritional labels really mean? How much sodium is too much? What does an appropriate portion actually look like? To answer those queries, the health department launched New Day, New Year, a wellness program featuring monthly seminars held in various community centers throughout the county. The latest seminar, planned for Wednesday at Whispering Pines Park, will introduce attendees to My Plate, the United States Department of Agricultures new nutritional guide. Launched in June 2011, it depicts a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups. Most people are familiar with the food pyramid, which the USDA used as a model for healthy eating for 19 years. But that didnt work well, Tear said. The health department will have actual plates with sample foods at the seminar to give attendees a tangible idea of how much and what types of foods they should be eating for optimal wellness. The seminar will also include handouts that demystify nutrition labels, an expert advising how to break tobacco addiction, free pedometers and information about recreational activities at Whispering Pines, such as swimming, tennis, racquetball, basketball, biking trails, running trails and disc golf. Were really excited to showcase a great place where people in Citrus County can get fit for free, Tear said. WHAT: New Day, New Year Seminar WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 WHERE: Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness COST: None Katie Hendrick For the Chronicle Seminar details: Graphic courtesy of GET HEALTHY FROM THE INSIDE OUT! Do you know your bone density? Are you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, or cancer? Do you have a healthy amount of lean muscle? Find out with a DEXA body composition scan. The DEXA body composition scan is considered the gold standard for determining your body composition This painless and quick exam will measure the percentage of bone, fat, and lean muscle within your b ody. a comprehensive report will be given to each patient immediately after completion of their scan. 1-855-GULFCOAST (1-855-485-3262) Call today to schedule your exam 000HGCC Prescription required The DEXA scan is now offered for an introductory price of $60.00 Promotion good thru April


Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support groups are attended by caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers disease. All support groups are free of charge to caregivers. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-592-8128. Time Out From Cancer, cancer survivors meeting 6 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Clawdaddys restaurant 1601 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River, sponsored by Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (RBOI). Meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. To reserve a seat, call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352527-0106 or email Tommie Brown at tbrown009 SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at 352-688-7744. SPRING HILL Caring for Cancer support group meeting 5 to 6p.m. the first and third Thursday monthly in the Administration Conference Room on the first floor of Oak Hill Hospital at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The group meets from. Family members welcome. Call Alan Schukman, R.N., BSN, ONC, at 352-597-6095. Alzheimers caregiver support group 2:30p.m. first and third Thursday monthly at Sunshine Gardens Crystal River, 311 N.E. Fourth Ave., facilitated by Debbie Selsavage, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-563-0235 or email My first column in the Citrus County Chronicleran in February of 1997. Over the past 17 years of writing this weekly column, my favorite target has been smoking and tobacco products in general. Cancers related to smoking represent the largest preventable cause of death from cancer, yet millions of Americans continue to smoke. And now, we have even more ammunition in the fight against tobacco use, and I hope that all of the women who read my column will take this to heart. A recent study has found that young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer. Yes, not the lung cancer that we all know about, but breast cancer. Researchers have found that women between the ages of 20 and 44 who smoke a pack of cigarettes per day, for at least 10 years, are 60 percent more likely than those who smoked less to develop estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Smokers were not more likely to develop a less common form of breast cancer known as triplenegative breast cancer, which tends to be more aggressive. However, a 60 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer is alarming, and it adds to the growing evidence that breast cancer is another health hazard associated with smoking. In this study, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, published in the journal Cancer, researchers confirmed previous research that has found links between smoking and breast cancer. In this study, researchers analyzed data from young women in the greater Seattle area who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2010. Of those women, 778 were diagnosed with the more common estrogen receptor-positive type, and 182 had the less common, but more aggressive, triple-negative type. The researchers also included information from 938 cancer-free women for comparison. According to the National Cancer Institute, about one in every eight American women will eventually develop breast cancer, but the risk is lower at younger ages. Only about one in every 227 30-year-old women, or less than half a percent of them, will develop breast cancer before the age of 40, for example. In this study however, young women who had ever smoked were about 30 percent more likely to develop any type of breast cancer, compared to women who had never smoked. Women who were recent or current smokers and had smoked for at least 15 years were about 50 percent more likely to have estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, compared to women who had smoked for fewer years. And those women who reported smoking at least one pack a day for 10 years were 60 percent more likely to have that type of cancer, compared to lighter smokers. So, what is the link? It could be that some of the substances found in cigarettes act like estrogens, which would promote estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. As I have discussed before, there are hundreds of different chemicals in cigarette smoke that can have so many kinds of effects, and one of these could be related to the same effect seen in women who take estrogen replacement therapy later in life, that is an increased risk of breast cancer. No matter the cause, the link between cigarette smoking in younger women and breast cancer will hopefully make many women in Citrus County reconsider why they smoke at all.Dr. Bennett is a boardcertified radiation oncologist. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email cjbennett, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE HEALTH& LIFE Smoking and breast cancer: Should young women be concerned? Dr. C. 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Increasingly, the government is pressuring doctors, clinics and hospitals to embrace electronic health records rather than the traditional paper chart. It is moving forward slowly, being utilized by physicians. It seems the medical doctors more than the surgical doctors have found it to be helpful. Like any new technology, there is the good side and the bad side and with any government idea, it ends up costing more than originally. Nowadays, doctors find themselves strapped with not only medical work and decision making, but clerical jobs as well. This may interfere and distract from direct patient communication and care delivery. The biggest complaint thus far is less face-to-face patient time, not to mention the learning curve that is a little bit longer for older docs like myself. As we all know, not just one-sized surgical glove or lab coat fits every doctor. In my office, I have made my staff become the computer scribes so that I can maintain my contact and face-to-face time with patients, so that the patient does not feel like a second fiddle to a computer. Admittedly, the electronic medical records program is voluntary but what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are doing is they will eventually start decreasing reimbursement for doctors who have not joined the program by 2015. A possible solution might be a little bit more breathing room with regards to the mandates that they have laid down. The original proponents of electronic medical records still claim it will lower costs and allow patients to be more interactive with their health care needs. This remains to be seen. I am not sure patients necessarily want to review their lab reports without having their physician explain what the results mean. This is one of the ideas is that they feel will be helpful to the patient, that they have access to their work up and lab reports almost immediately. Also, the technology has stumbled a little bit. We got a taste of that in the roll out of the Affordable Care Act. What we are seeing with electronic medical records is that some systems cannot communicate with each other and needless to say it is not fluid, therefore requiring more maneuvering through these connected systems to get the results that are needed to deliver health care to patients. I think most people like the concept of electronic health records. The report, at the very least, is neat and easy to read (God knows how many doctors have poor penmanship), but maybe we need a little bit more time to roll this program out and possible some sort of hybrid which allows physicians who as surgeons, do not do a lot of diagnostic work but work mainly with their hands, to have a system that is tailored to their needs. Lets not forget the human touch. A doctors hand holding a patients hand might better help the patient than the doctor clicking on a mouse navigating a cumbersome computer program. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit Crys HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 C3 Mr. Smith noticed a swelling on his leg for the last two days. He went to the emergency room, and he was diagnosed with a clot in a vein in his leg called DVT, or deep venous thrombosis. This is a very common condition, and it affects roughly half a million people in the United States every year. These clots are dangerous because they can break loose, travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, and block blood flow in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). A pulmonary embolism is often life threatening. This commonly affects people with less or no mobility e.g., after surgery, people who are bedridden or have paralysis, after a long flight (like trans-Atlantic) or after a leg fracture, etc. It can happen after a long drive for many hours, particularly one without taking any meaningful break. Lack of mobility reduces blood supply through veins, making it more likely to clot. My patient was active and had no surgery. Some of these patients can have hidden cancer or some blood disease, which can cause a clot, and so I was consulted. I did extensive blood work in this patient. I look for genetic and acquired reasons for the clot. This showed that he has antiphospholipid syndrome. In antiphospholipid syndrome, your body mistakenly produces antibodies against proteins that bind phospholipids, a type of fat present in your blood that plays a key role in clotting. As a result, the patient is a lot more prone to clotting. The signs and symptoms of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome are related to abnormal blood clotting. The outcome of a blood clot depends on its size and location. Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the arteries or veins in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and limbs. Clots can reduce or block blood flow, damaging the bodys organs and possibly causing death. Blood clots can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney damage, deep vein thrombosis, or a clot to the lung or a pulmonary embolism. Women with this syndrome are at a much higher risk of miscarriages. They may need anticoagulation (thinning of blood) to prevent miscarriages. It is very important to rule out lupus or such other disorder in this patient. My patient does not have lupus. He would need to be on Coumadin a blood thinner for the rest of his life. Fortunately, with Coumadin, his risk of future clots is very low. This is a rare disorder, but proper diagnosis is extremely important and that can save his life. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@tampa or call 352-746-0707. Blood clots can be a dangerous condition Dr. Sunil GandhiCANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Electronic health records changing the way patients are treated Dr. Denis GrilloEAR, NOSE & THROAT 000H2PY ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY Health & Wellcare Services of Florida, Inc. 5915 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River 352-794-3872 ASSISTED LIVING Brentwood Retirement Community 1900 W Alpha Court Lecanto 352-746-6611 Cedar Creek at Kings Bay 231 NW Hwy. 19 Crystal River 352-564-2446 Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Community 8733 W Yulee Drive Homosassa 352-621-8017 Sunshine Gardens Senior Communities 311 NE 4th Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0235 Superior Residences of Lecanto 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy. 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C4TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE HEALTH& LIFE Seat belts vital to staying safe on highways, biways Good morning. We recently lost a young person from Citrus County as a result of a severe automobile accident. My son attends Crystal River High School, as did this beautiful young girl whom he knew. As of this writing, some of the other girls involved in the accident are still in critical condition. Our hearts go out for their recovery, for their families and for the family who lost their daughter. The accident occurred in Alabama, and we may never really know exactly what happened. However, we do know one thing. It was reported that none of the girls were wearing seatbelts. No one can know for sure if this would have completely prevented any of their injuries or her death, but it is very heart wrenching to know that it may have changed the outcome. Our team members have responded to too many accidents that involve injuries, some severe and some not, but they witness death far too often. Some of those injured or killed were not wearing seat belts, although is it a state law. State of Florida Seat Belt Laws: Front seat passengers must wear seat belts. This law applies to any car manufactured since 1968. In addition, all passengers younger than 18 must wear a seat belt or be otherwise restrained by a child car seat. It is against the law to operate a vehicle if all the passengers do not meet these standards. Seat belt laws apply to all cars, pickup trucks and vans operated on Florida roads. Children 3 years old and younger must be secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat. Children 4 years old and 5 years old must be secured by either a federally approved child restraint seat or safety belt. The driver is responsible for buckling up the child. Four out of five car seats are not used in the proper manner. If you would like to ensure your childs car seat is installed correctly, make an appointment with the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast Care Seat Safety Program at 352-563-9939 ext. 235.) Alabama Seat Belt Laws: If you are in the front seat of a running vehicle, you must wear a safety belt or risk a fine from the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS). If you are seated in the back seat, you are NOT required to wear a seat belt unless you are younger then 15. Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent. (Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data, NHTSA, DOT HS 811 729). Wearing seatbelts is a law in Florida, as in many other states. You may not be fond of the government telling you what to do, but please, just do it and buckle up. It could save your life. Bug your friends, family and your children too, (I do). It could save their lives, too. Take care and stay well.Katie Lucas is the public information officer at Nature Coast EMS. She can be reached at 352249-4730 or katie.lucas@nature Nature Coast EMS is an accredited, nonprofit established in 2000 to provide emergency medical services to Citrus County. Watch Every Minute Counts hosted by Mike Hall, CEO, Nature Coast EMS on WYKE TV at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednes-days. Nature Coast EMS does not call soliciting donations on behalf of paramedics and EMTs. The Citrus County Professional Paramedics and EMTs Local 365 is a union, and Nature Coast EMS team members do not benefit from any donation to this organization. Katie LucasNATURE COAST EMS R.I. Discovery (Recovery International) Abraham Low, M.D., self-help systems for mental health depression, obsession, stress, fears, anger. Meetings are 2 to 4p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call Jackie, 352-563-5182. Together We Grow Nar-Anon Family Group 6:45p.m. Wednesdays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Room204 in office building, use right-side entrance across from the Memorial Garden; Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts. Find a free local support group in your area: call 888-9478885 or go to Recovery from Food Addiction 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 410-903-7740. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit 7 to 8:30p.m. Sundays at Queen of Peace Catholic Church Main Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S.19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-220-1959. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S.41. 6 p.m. Mondays at Club Recovery, corner of County Road 486 and Anvil Terrace, Hernando. Crystal River AFG: 8p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Lecanto AFG: 8p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Stepping Stones AFG: 10a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS See WEEKLY / Page C6 Mardi Gras Homosassa Style Saturday, March 22 Yulee Dr., Old Homosassa, FL Parade Begins at 10:00 AM Shrimp, Food, Beer & Wine, Vendors, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs Supported by: Info go to 000HAL1 Ameriprise Financial Fresh from Florida Crystal Automotive The Freezer Gildans The Shed Neon Leons FDS Disposal Suncoast Plumbing Citrus 95.3/The Fox 96.7 Homosassa Printing Homosassa Wildlife Park Live Music Cash Prizes 52nd Annual St. Pats Championship Golf Tournament March 14, 15, & 16 at Inverness Golf and Country Club We hope you will join us for three exciting days of golf, camaraderie, food and prizes! 000HFWH For more information 726-2583 or 586-6510 000HAKE All Entries Must Be Received by Friday, March 28, 2014 For information call Jim Green (352) 249-1236 golf Monday, April 7, 2014 Monday, April 7, 2014 16th ANNUAL CLASSIC SCORE S UGARMILL W OODS C OUNTRY C LUB Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, Florida S UGARMILL W OODS C OUNTRY C LUB Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, Florida 000HCK1 To register with PayPal enter following e-mail address: To register with PayPal enter following e-mail address: Tournament Sponsor $100 Includes: Name displayed at tournament and awards banquet, Tournament Sponsor $100 Includes: Name displayed at tournament and awards banquet, Media Recognition, Free greens fee (foursome) at Sugarmill Woods Country Club during 2014 11:00 a.m. Registration 11:30 a.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start 5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony per golfer $ 60 Proceeds Benefit Citrus County Blessings The Path Community Food Bank of Citrus County March 13, 2014 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Rock Crusher Pavilion $ 50 Donation Per Person Hog, Buffalo, Gator, Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and More, plus Open Bar & Craft Beer, Music, Door Prizes and Raffles! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: Tickets may be purchased at Crystal Chevrolet Homosassa, Hagar Insurance Inverness, Brashears Pharmacy Lecanto, Fancys Pets Crystal River, Gulf to Lake Sales Lecanto, Capital City Bank Crystal River Law Office of Keith Taylor Event Sponsor 000H7ZI 5K Run 1 Mile Elvis Walk 1 Mile Elvis Dog Walk To Benefit Herrys Kids Pediatric Services Herrys Kids Pediatric Services is a Program of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Licensed 1985. Register At Corporate Team Award Door Prizes & More 000HFW7 $250 Prize Best Elvis $250 Prize For Best Dressed Dog 000HDYD 000H9AO Fort Cooper Days Sat. March 15 & Sun. March 16 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Cooper State Park 3100 S. Old Floral City Rd., Inverness Experience Florida Histor y Adults thru 13 yrs. $6 ~ 12 yrs. & under Free Come and Enjoy 2nd Seminole War Reenactments at 11a.m. & 2p.m. Period Arts & Crafts Great Food & Refreshments Living History Demonstrations Exhibits/Demonstrations Hosted by the Friends of Fort Cooper For more information, call 726-0315 000HAJN 000H8DR Community Happenings Community Happenings


Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352688-4537 or 800-772-8672. Website: Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at with_alzheimers_ message_boards_lwa.asp. Crystal River Health & Rehabilitation Center, 136 N.E. 12th Ave., Crystal River; 2p.m. third Saturday monthly. Call Christina DiPiazza at 352-795-5044. First Tuesday, 11a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Monday, 1p.m., First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Free respite care available. Last Wednesday, 11:30a.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Free respite care available. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009 or The Residence at 352-6839009. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. RBOI Prostate Cancer Support Group: 11:30a.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 522 N. Lecanto Highway. Call 352-527-0106. AHEC Quit Smoking: 3p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813-929-1000, ext.213. Breast Cancer Support: 11:30a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext.6596 or ext. 3329.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 C5 Q:I have no molars on the top. My six front teeth on the top are crowned with root canals. However, on one of the front ones, the actual tooth beneath the crown is breaking. Is it possible to get an upper partial with the back teeth and only one front tooth? I do not want to have to pull the other five that are crowned. Thank you. A: This is a very good question. The simple answer to your question is, yes. However, as with many things, you could have circumstances that could make the answer, maybe, or even no. If all of your front teeth are separate from each other, it is easy to remove the problem tooth and make a partial around the others. However, there are many times that six crowns in the front of the mouth are what we call splinted (or joined together in one piece). If this is the case, and there was good enough reason to hold on to all of the remaining teeth, the dentist could section the problem tooth from the splinted ones and remove the tooth along with the crown. This can be a very difficult thing to do, and in most cases, the dentist will not guarantee the success because during the sectioning process porcelain can be broken away from the rest of the bridge leaving an unsightly result to work with. This being said, if time is taken and things are not rushed, more often than not, the result is successful. But what happens if some of those other teeth are not worth the effort? Maybe they are at risk of being lost soon, or there is decay, or even an abscess. Depending on the particular circumstances, your dentist will give you his or her opinion. It will be your decision on what you should do from that point. Again, if things are explained in detail, you will usually get a feel for how successful your dentist thinks things will turn out. I would love to tell you the answer is a definite yes, however, you can see that it is important to see your dentist so that he or she can assess the situation and give you your options. If you are a regular reader of this column you already know this. Be sure to listen to your dentist and ask whatever questions you need the answer to in order to make a good decision. Communication is everything, especially in a situation like yours. I hope this has helped you. Good luck!Dr. Frank Vascimini is a dentist practicing in Homosassa. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@MasterpieceDental Take time to discuss options with your dentist Dr. Frank VasciminiSOUND BITES SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS 000H8DR Community Happenings Community Happenings 000HI6Y 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 352-628-0012 Always Welcoming New Patients FRANK J. VASCMINI, DDS 000H9B3 For more information, call (352) 860-1292 StarringANDY COONEYIrish Americas Favorite Son NY TimesSATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 2:00 PM CURTIS PETERSON AUDITORIUM Featuring Noel V. Ginnity, Comedian, The Darrah Carr Dancers Bugs Moran & The Guiness Irish Band$22Per Person Citrus County Auditorium Citrus County Fairgrounds U.S. 41 S., Inverness Sale Hours Fri. 5-8 p.m. with $5 donation No admission charge for the following Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mon. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (half price day) Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($3 a bag) For book sale information call 746-1334 or 527-8405 March 7 thru March 11 Friends of the Citrus County Library System MEGA BOOK SALE Fundraiser 000H8ZH Cash or Checks Only Great bargains i n recycled reading! 000GW9N Join Relay for Life today! Register your team today by visiting or by calling 1-800-227-2345 April 4 & 5, 2014 Citrus High School This is your chance to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The money raised will fund lifesaving research, education, advocacy and service programs. A community event where people come together to remember loved ones, inspire others and celebrate life. 1 Olde Mill House Gallery & Cafe Photography, Painting & Print Museum 2 River Safaris & Safari Cafe-Pottery, Wood, Glass & Metal Work 3 Glass Garage Stained & Fused Glass, Jewelry Wildlife Paintings on Wood 4 Pepper Creek Pottery Sculptural Functional Clay Works & Studio 5 Riverworks & Homosassa Smokehouse, Copper Sculpture & Driftwood Furniture 14 All shops owned and operated by local artists!! For more info call (352) 628-5222 or (352) 212-3617 Refreshments Free Admission & Parking F RI M ARCH 7, 2014 & S AT M ARCH 8, 2014 5 P M T IL 9 P. M A T Y ULEE D R I N O LD H OMOSASSA Look for the lighted pathways Get to know your local artists Artist Demonstrations 000H8ZJ Join us! Fun, festive atmosphere Great auction items Seating is limited. $50 per person ($60 at door). VIP Tables start at $500 (table of 8) For more info, call 621-9225 GREAT FUTURES START HERE. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Citrus County Steaks provided and prepared by Kiwanis of Inverness Entertainment by The Cool Corporate Cats 000H8ZF Tickets $10 per person Includes Refreshments at 1912 Citrus County Courthouse, Inverness Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts promptly at 7 p.m. Publix Supermarket Charities Wann & Mary Robinson Smiths Optical Services Jordan Engineering David Rom State Farm Insurance Clark & Wendy Stillwell Accent Travel Photography by Rebecca Pujals-Jones Deco Cafe T O B ENEFIT T HE C ITRUS C OUNTY H ISTORICAL S OCIETY S PONSORS : Thursday, Mar. 13 Limited seating. Reservations encouraged. Call: 352-341-6427 000FMJ7 Fred Gosbee & Julia Lane Multi-Instrumentalists Music Museum at the Castlebay Featuring Food & Beverages Available 000H8ZK Handmade Gift Drawings All Day! 25th Annual SPRING FLING CRAFT SHOW For Information 503-6329 or 527-3378 Crystal River National Guard Armory Across from Home Depot 8551 West Venable Street Free Admission Free Parking Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 9am to 3pm Proceeds from the handmade gift drawings will benefit Grace House of Citrus County C i t r u s C o u n t y C r a f t C o u n c i l 000HEWK Presented by the Pilot Club of Crystal River a 501c (3) non-profil organization Fashion Show & Luncheon Plantation on Crystal River Magnolia Ballroom Saturday, March 15, 2014 Doors Open 11:30am Silent Auctions Door Prizes $25.00 per person Tickets may be purchased at Century 21 Nature Coast, Connies Boutique, The Cotton Club, or any Member of the Pilot Club of Crystal River For more information, call Jo (352) 208-1490 Fresh Produce Vera Bradley Tommy Bahama Brighton Accessories Proceeds benefit Citrus County Charities Featuring:


Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352-621-0599. Visit the website: 10:30a.m. Sundays, 10300 S. Riviera Drive, Chassahowitzka Community Center, 1mile west of U.S.19 on Miss Maggie Drive, turn left, two blocks. AC Group, 7p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-5272443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group, 6p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352-489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous: It Works How and Why, 7to 8p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Mens RAW (Recovery at Work) meeting, 7 to 8p.m. Thursday, Lecanto Church of Christ: 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. More Will Be Revealed, 8 to 9p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Citrus Memorial Health System Historic School House: 135 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Recovery on the River, 7 to 8p.m. Monday; 8 to 9p.m. Friday and Sunday; Lecanto Church of Christ, 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Save Our-Selves, 9:30 to 10:30p.m. Friday; 7:30 to 8:30p.m. Sunday; Club Recovery: Anvil Terrace and C.R.486, Hernando, 352-419-4836. Spirit of Unity, 8 to 9p.m. Thursday, Citrus County Family Resource Centers outreach center: 3848 E. Parsons Point Road, Hernando.C6TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEHEALTH& LIFE The Area 13 Family Care Council, 10a.m. to noon the second Monday monthly at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). All persons interested in issues of those with developmental disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida and intellectual disabilities) are encouraged to attend. Call Karen Huscher at 352-726-1445 or Area13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Seeking new members. Contact Huscher at 352-726-1445 or; /groups/331632140186772/. Website: NAMI-Citrus, locally chartered group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets the second Monday monthly at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Doors open at 6:30p.m., speaker at 6:45p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are welcome. Call 352-341-2273. SPRING HILL Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease, 4 to 5:30p.m. the second Monday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required, call 352-6286060 in Citrus, 352-597-6333 in Hernando or visit the website Florida Department of Health Citrus County monthly support group for anyone who would like more information on HIV, 3p.m. the second Tuesday at the Lecanto Main Office, 3700 W. Sovereign Path. Open to the public. Call 352-527-0068, ext.232. MONTHLYContinued from Page C2 WEEKLYContinued from Page C4 HEALTH NOTES FITNESS PROGRAMS Blood drive at local parishThe next drive of the joint blood ministries of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 6168 is scheduled from 8a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, March15, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. This drive is just before St Patricks Day and will feature a complimentary country breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs, fruit and beverages provided by Les Magyar, his wife Joan, and Craven Realty. If there are any questions, call LifeSouth at 352-527-3061.Separated, divorced group meets Vision Temple Ministries support group meets at 7:30p.m. Mondays for the purpose of resolving underlying issues for healing. Meetings are at 705 Daniel Ave., Brooksville, across the street from SunTrust bank on U.S. 41. Call 352-754-1009 for information.Blood donors asked for helpLifeSouth Community Blood Centers:To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-5273061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays (7p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30a.m. to 2p.m. Saturdays and 10a.m. to 2p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 2629 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, open from 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. weekdays, (6:30p.m. Wednesdays), 8a.m. to 1:30p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Visit 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March4, Citrus County Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March4, Walmart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March5, Citrus County School Bus Transportation, 710 N.E. Sixth Ave., Crystal River. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March5, Walmart Supercenter, 1936 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March6, Walmart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March6, Highland Terrace, 700 Medical Court E., Inverness. Cookout for donors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March7, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., 2657 N. Forest Ridge Blvd., Hernando. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March8, Lake Rousseau RV Park & Fishing Resort, 10811 N. Coveview Terrace, Crystal River. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March8, Big Lots, 146 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Walmart Supercenter, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March10, Touch of Class Corvette Club, 7395 W. Pinebrook St., Crystal River. 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, March10, Walmart Supercenter, 1936 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March11, Walmart Supercenter, 1936 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.Partners Club slates eventsSPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partners Club events. The hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of U.S. 19 on State Road 50. Visit H2U Partners Club events and activities are open to members only. Membership is open to Hernando, Pasco and Citrus County residents for $20 a year, which includes membership in the HCA national H2U program. March 4 blood pressure test 10a.m. March 5 AARP driving school 10a.m. to 1p.m. March 5 yoga class 10a.m. March 5 Suncoast Driving School 6p.m. March 7 smoking cessation 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. March 10 AARP tax assistance service 9a.m. to 1p.m. March 11 blood pressure test 10a.m. Exercise classes set at Citrus SpringsCitrus County Parks & Recreation its Fit Forever exercise class with certified instructor Roger Roc OConnor. This ongoing class is from 6:30 to 7:30p.m. at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $5 per class. Participants will move at their pace with this cardio, stretch and exercise class. No registration is needed, just sign up at a class. Call 352-465-7007. Wildlife park offers fitness programsThe Floridas Department of Environmental Protections Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host exercise classes in the Florida Room in the parks Visitor Center on U.S. 19 in Homosassa Springs: 9:30 to 10a.m. Mondays, March 10, March24 and April 7. The public is invited to join in any of the exercise classes. While you are encouraged to attend all four classes, it is not mandatory. Consult your medical professional before beginning an exercise routine. A donation of $2 per class is suggested. Presented by Steve and Patti Griffith, all of the exercises in this program are focused on improving balance, range of motion and strength. Participants should wear lose clothing and gym shoes appropriate for exercising. Regular park admission will apply for entrance into the Wildlife Park. For information on this and other fitness-related programs, call the park office at 352-628-5343, ext. 1002, Mondays through Fridays. Visit groups at the YThe YMCA offers group exercise classes from cardio circuit to yoga, and everything in between. Classes are conducted at four locations: Cornerstone Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Inverness, First United Methodist Church in Homosassa and Hope Evangelic Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs. Classes are available to anyone 18 and older, and are offered in the mornings and afternoons. Try the first class out at a YMCA location of choice for free. Call the YMCA 352-637-0132, or visit Less Mills class setAfter numerous requests, the Y has answered the demand of adding Les Mills classes to the Group Exercise schedule. The Citrus County YMCA will offer Les Mills Body Pump at the new Crystal River Fitness Location, 780 S.E. Fifth Terrace. The class is taught by Cheryl Steffer, certified and trained Less Mills instructor. Call 352-637-0132. To download the Ys complete group exercise schedule, visit www.ymcasuncoast .org. Citrus Centurions 133,167 CRPS Bear Cub Steps 95,938 DoubleD 156,000 Hot to Trot 54,083 Moving Along 122,750 Beauties and the Beast 356,000 Book Smart 218,814 CRPS Steppin Tweeners 149,333 Fitness Warriors 168,630 JAM 226,000 Movin On Up 158,973 Pets n Steps 182,500 Pines Pedometer Packers 217,750 Salad Sisters 114,600 We Are Family 203,188 Walkin the Boss 116,500 BFF 580 Bikini Bound666 CRPS Cubs in Minute Training430 Government Gals & A Guy1,018 Homosassa Lassies1,510 In Tune But Out of Shape955 Just Us1,340 Paper Dolls504 Pine Nuts800 Preschoolers919 Sole Trainers911 Skyhawkers1,285 Team Wellness1,023 2 Carrs197 2 Plus 11,421 Ambulators981 But, Im Not Dead Yet2,016 CPR Exercise Warriors651 CRPS Minute Tracking Tweeners640 Happy Hearts629 Health Nuts710 HPH-Citrus Rocksters556 HPH-Hip for Fitness854 JCM Motivators999 Jigglers730 Lake Front Losers2,456 Little Rascals768 Ramblers1,338 Sunflower Springs Seedlings445 Team K-9387 The Heat is On738 Unleashed666 Windermere Wonders Plus2,660 Yld for Citrus YMCA978 CRPS Minute Tracking Pros1,426 Jazzercise Junkies2,422 Community-Wide Fitness ChallengeTEAM POINTS RECORD February 3 March 16 2014 000GW9U Luminaria THE CEREMONY Help light the way to a cure with a luminaria honoring a loved one. Please light a candle in honor or memory of my loved one/friend who has battled cancer. Name Address City/State/Zip Phone Please accept my tax-deductible donation of $__________ In Honor of In Memory of Enclosed is my check made payable to the ACS. MAIL TO: American Cancer Society Attention: Lisa Stoessel 21754 SR 54, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33549 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 635-5577 APRIL 4, 2014 CITRUS HIGH INVERNESS CEREMONY OF HOPE 000HJC4 Quality Mobility INC 609 SE U.S. HWY. 19 CRYSTAL RIVER (352) 564-1414 Treat your feet to something sweet! If youre Diabetic, Medicare will cover shoes and inserts at little or no cost to you.* *Deductibles and co-pay may apply. Quality Mobility INC WE ACCEPT MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FOR MOST MEDICAL EQUIPMENT From Noon Friday, March 7 to Sunset Sunday, March 9, 2014 SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH (onsite camping)camping info 352-465-2167 85 Myers Rd., Brooksville, FL 34602 7 Miles West of Dade City & 1 1/2 miles East of I-75 Exit 293 Before March 1 weekend tickets $35-under 12 free; higher after March 1 Send check payable to Will McLean Foundation and self addressed, stamped envelope to TICKETS, 20232 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432 or order online. VISIT WEBSITE AT http:// 000HDYR Enjoy the Best Florida Acoustic Music! Entertainment by Floridas best songwriters and singers Florida songwriter contest Music rain or shine Covered listening areas Bring your lawn chairs Workshops: song writing, guitar, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, harmonica Arts, Crafts Delicious Food Childrens activities


Submit information at least two weeks before the e vent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle of fices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Swing into spring at IGCC fashion showSwing into spring with a fashion show at the Inverness Golf & Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Fashions will be by La Te Da in Heritage Village in Crystal River, with lunch by Chef Robert. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. For more information and advance tickets, call 352726-2583.Spring into MOSIs Ele-Mental Road ShowSpring into Science and Book Fair Night with MOSIs EleMental Road Show at Homosassa Elementary School starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria. One of MOSIs mad scientists has escaped and is bent on proving their prowess in controlling some of the most awesome elements in science. Wielding everything from electricity to fireballs, watch an impressive display of elements in action. Learn some amazing facts about incredible concepts, all wrapped up in a fun show. Two showtimes have been scheduled. Each show offers seating for 75 people. Showtimes are 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7 p.m. The book fair will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the school at 352-628-2953.Middle school plans Falcon Family Fun FestThe Citrus Springs Middle School Falcon Family Fun Fest takes place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school. The annual fundraiser benefits Falcon families. Money raised will help families in time of need. Guests will enjoy concessions, carnival games for all ages, inflatable rides, a car smash, CSMS traveling musicians and a silent auction that includes a signed football by the 2013 FSU football team and coaches. Admission is $2 and includes carnival games. Price does not include inflatable rides, which are $2 each or $8 for unlimited inflatable rides, and the car smash, which is three swings for $1. Children younger than 5 are free. Vermonters to gather at Rainbow SpringsVermonters will get together beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday for a picnic at Rainbow Springs State Park. Hamburgers will be served; those who attend should bring a salad, dessert or casserole to share. State park admission fee is $2 and registration is $3. Door prizes will be awarded and there will be a 50/50 raffle. The park is on U.S. 41, north of Dunnellon. For more information, call 352-527-7993. COMMUNITYPage C7TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Precious PawsADOPTABLE Kittens Special to the ChronicleMany kittens are ready for new homes. They are sweet and cuddly, ready to perform kitten gymnastics and are always ready to nap when they have demonstrated their feline skills. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44 in Inverness during regular store hours. The Crystal River Mall adoption center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The Floral City Adoption Center at 7360 S. Florida Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 352726-4700 or go to www.precious NEWS NOTES March is chock full of events and meetings around Citrus County. Here is a spotlight on some of them. The Citrus County Veterans Coalition yard sale is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. To reserve a spot, call Dan at 352-400-8952. A donation of canned food is appreciated. The Citrus County Craft Councils Spring Fling Craft show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Florida National Guard Armory, 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River. Call 352-527-3378. The Ladies Auxiliary for the Harry F. Nesbitt Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a Chinese auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Post, 2170 Vet Lane, Beverly Hills. Refreshments will be served. Call Bettie at 352-746-1989. The Post will host a St. Patricks Day dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14. The public is welcome. The Citrus American Irish Clubs Andy Cooney Irish Cabaret Show is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto. Call Joyce at 352860-1292. The Browns Gospel Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. Call 352-726-6144. The Citrus Retired Educators luncheon is at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Mamas Kuntry Kafe in Inverness. A Citrus Art Center presentation will be given. For membership information, call Ethel Winn at 352-795-2533 or Margaret Williams at 352-795-6369. The West Citrus Elks Ladies Spring Card and Games Party is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the lodge, 7890 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. For reservations, call Carol at 352-382-2503. The Crystal River Christian Womens spring luncheon is at noon Tuesday, March 11, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center on the Key Training Center Campus in Lecanto. Kathy Davis of the Life Choice Care Center will present the special feature and Linda Moore will bring the inspirational message. Bring a baby gift for the Life Choice Center. For luncheon reservations, call Ginny at 352-746-7616. The Citrus Country Historical Societys Music at the Courthouse Museum is Thursday, March 13, featuring the duo Castlebay Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane with Celtic and New England folk music. Call 352-341-6427 for reservations. The public is invited to have lunch with an archeologist at noon Thursday, March 13, at the Gulf Preserve in Yankeetown. (Brown bag.) Call Lisa at 352-795-0208. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) will host a benefit Military Card Party at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. Call Ann at 352-344-8708. The Crystal River First Baptist Church Womens Event will be hosted by the Womens Ministry of the church at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the churchs Victory Hall. The All That Jazz program will feature Tempe Brown, guest singer and author. For dinner reservations, call the church at 352-795-3367. Withlacoochee Gulf Preserves Bio Blitz is Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, at 1001 Old Rock Road in Yankeetown, featuring ecological tours, biological flora and fauna inventories and exhibits. The GFWC Crystal River Womans Clubs annual garage sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the clubhouse, 310 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. The Crystal River United Methodist Womens annual garage sale and bake sale is Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at the church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. The Homosassa Rotary Clubs Shrimpapalooza Festival is Saturday, March 22. Call Tom at 352-201-2520 to enter the gumbo contest and to enter a float in the parade. Our Lady of Grace Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council 6168 will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. A complimentary country breakfast will be served. Call 352-746-3791. Meals on Wheels will benefit from the March 29 Golf For Meals Golf Tournament at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club in Crystal River. Call 352-527-5980. The deadline for the April Spotlight of Events is March 15. Call 352-795-3006 or write to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423-0803.Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Special to the ChronicleIt has been said that perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races tied together, one after another. On Friday at the Lakes Region Library at 10:30 a.m. and at the Homosassa Library at 2:30 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to meet and listen to an author who has shown the spirit of perseverance and dedication. Published author and retired college professor Bob Buckeye Flash Grau will be recounting the travels he faced on his 170-day hike on the Appalachian Trail, where he traversed 14 states and climbed 270 mountains. He began his trek in Georgia in March and completed it in Maine in September. During the last 380 miles of extremely treacherous terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, he was not deterred as he continued to painfully climb with a broken ankle. Come learn why Grau was captivated by the excitement of a unique adventure, as he embraced the physical and psychological challenges of this trip for almost half a year and 2,220 miles on foot. For more information, visit the website at Perseverance personified Author, professor to talk about 170-day hike on Appalachian Trail Special to the ChronicleThe Knights of Columbus, St. Scholastica Council 14485, had two of its members make their Second Degree. The order is dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. A First Degree exemplification ceremony, by which a man joins the order, explicates the virtue of charity. He is then said to be a First Degree Knight of Columbus. After participating in the subsequent degrees, each of which focuses on another virtue, he rises to that status. Pictured are Dennis Iverson of Hernando, Joseph Laqualle of Hernando, Chris Meyer of Spring Hill and Maciek Mierzwinski of Lecanto. Upon reaching the Third Degree, a Knight is considered a full member. The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide organization with more than 1.8 million members and more than 18,000 councils, 200 of which are on college campuses. Knights rise to Second Degree Events abound around Citrus County in March Ruth LevinsAROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleDo you fertilize your plants and it doesnt help? The March Master Gardener Plant Clinic topic will discuss the relationship between plant nutrition, fertilizer and soil pH. Learn the proper method of taking soil samples, where to have your soil tested and the associated cost. The schedule for the free clinics is: Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Floral City Library Tuesday, March 11, 1 p.m. at Lakes Region Library, Inverness Wednesday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. at Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills Friday, March 14, 1:30 p.m. at Coastal Region Library, Crystal River Wednesday, March 19, 2 p.m. at Citrus Springs Library Tuesday, March 25, 1 p.m. at Homosassa Library Master gardeners will be present to answer questions and look at samples of plant-related concerns. For morel information, call Citrus County Extension at 352-527-5700. 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C8TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMMUNITY Native Plant Society will get together todayCitrus County Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Speaker will be Sid Taylor on Spring Blooming Wildflowers in the Withlacoochee Forest. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about native plants. For more information, email citrusNPS plans Mahjongg Tournament ThursdayThe Citrus Hills Womens Club will offer a Mahjongg Tournament on Thursday in the Garden Room at the Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club. Participants are asked to arrive by at least 8:45 a.m. to sign in and get the rules. Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp. There will be lots of prizes and money prizes all for $17 which includes lunch. Tickets can be purchased from Darlene DeWitt at 352-344-3578 or email her at ddewitt11@ The public is invited. First come and first served. Tickets must be paid in advance. For membership information and application for the Citrus Hills Womens Club, call Tricia at 352-270-8909. Play bingo at bonanza with club on SaturdayThe Citrus American & Italian Social Club Inc. welcomes guests to its Bingo Bonanza on Saturday. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games begin at noon. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. For more information, call Cathy at 352-212-8835 or Angie at 352-637-5203. The club is at 4325 Little Al Point, Inverness.Cemetery cleaning on tap for SaturdayThe annual spring cleaning of the Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. All are welcome to participate. For information, call 352302-9480.Trip to game to support vets Honor FlightSupport Honor Flight by going to the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Phoenix Coyotes game on Monday, March 10. Tickets are $60 each, with checks payable to Honor Flight. Club Level seating is limited to 50 in Section 208/209 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Lightning bus will leave Our Lady of Fatima Church at 5 p.m. The church is at 550 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. For tickets, contact Tony Sanchez at 352-860-1821 or, or Barbara Mills at 352-422-6236 or Wave physics topic for New Agers ThinkersNew Age Thinkers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity of Citrus, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. A presentation will be made by Stephanie Keller Rohde on wave physics and explain why the law of attraction works. A former Air Force officer, teacher and mathematician, she is the author of Why Stuff Happens in Life the Good and the Bad. The meeting is open to everyone. For information visit or contact Donna at 352-628-3253.Bonsai enthusiasts to gather in InvernessThe Buttonwood Bonsai Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Key Training Center, 130 Heights St., Inverness. President Bob Eskeitz will demonstrate the fine art of training bonsai by correctly wiring and positioning the branches. For more information, call Eskeitz at 352-587-4215. NEWS NOTES Spotlighting news from your community Wednesday Crystal Ri ver area including Inglis and Yankeetown Thursday In verness and Floral City area Friday Homosassa ar ea Saturday Centr al Ridge area including Beverly Hills and Dunnellon Special to the ChronicleOfficers of the Citrus Business Network, for 2014, were installed recently in a ceremony performed by Rep. Jimmy T. Smith. The new board consists of President Wayne Hohl, Tech Support Services; Vice President Ron Radford, Best Buy Water; Secretary Sherri Parker, Sherri C. Parker & Associates, Realtors; Treasurer Mary Ann Osborne, Tile Importers; events coordinator Ed Enberg, A-1 Termite & Pest Control; membership director Peg Weston, Thrivent Financial; Marketing Directors Bud and Liz Koehlinger, LegalShield; program director Andy Engaldo, D&G Handyman Services; speaker coordinator Tony Zarra, Duraclean; and immediate past president Jacqui Watkins, John C. Meyers Sr. Locksmith and Wheeler Lock and Safe. The purpose of the Citrus Business Network is to grow the businesses and profitability of its members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others services. In 2013, business done by referrals between members exceeded $127,900. The organization is 15 years old and is comprised of local businesses, one member per type of business, in Citrus and surrounding counties, providing a variety of products and services. Weekly breakfast meetings are 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Twisted Oaks Golf Club in Beverly Hills. There are several openings available for new members. Call Bud or Liz Koehlinger at 352-527-9790, Peg Weston at 352-586-2343 or Wayne Hohl at 352-270-1008, or visit www. CitrusBusiness Citrus Business Network Local organization installs slate of new officers for 2014 Special to the ChronicleRoger Gilmore, executive director of Covenant Childrens Home, recently spoke during a meeting of the Citrus Business Network and accepted a check for $500 on behalf of the home. Members of the Citrus Business Network each year choose a charity and support it with donations from a 50-50 drawing at each weekly meeting. Citrus Business Network chose to sponsor the Covenant Childrens Home in 2013 and the latest check made a total of $1,000 given to the home for the year. Business organization donates to childrens home Special to the ChronicleThe Citrus County Board of County Commissioners recently acknowledged the 125th anniversary of Florida Public Heath in Citrus County. The yellow fever epidemic that occurred in Florida during 1887-88 brought to light the need for control of this and other diseases in Florida to prevent future epidemics. In response to this need, the Florida Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, now named the Florida Department of Health. The FDH in Citrus County has grown from a one-room office in 1950 to three fixed medical clinics and a mobile medical clinic, a fixed dental clinic and a mobile dental clinic, a vital statistics unit and environmental health unit, a disease control unit, a public health preparedness unit, a Healthy Start unit and a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) unit. The WIC program alone brings more than $2 million to the community. Pictured, from left, are: commissioners Scott Adams and Joe Meek; Lisa McCafferty, Citrus County public health director; Dennis Damato, commissioner; Judy Tear, public information officer for Florida Health Department in Citrus County; and commissioners Rebecca Bays and John JJ Kenney. 125th anniversary of Florida Public Health Special to the ChronicleAARP Tax-Aide is still providing free income tax form preparation and electronic filing services in Citrus County. It is the nations largest free, volunteerrun tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with lowto moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP. Taxpayers of all ages, races, religions and national origins are served. Volunteers have been 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. Each year, the services are offered at seven locations in Citrus County from Jan. 30 through April 15. Call 211 to make an appointment at one of the county libraries. Walk-in returns are handled at the Crystal River Moose Lodge. In order to assist the volunteers in accurately and completely preparing your return, be sure you have the following documents with you: Social Security cards or comparable documentation for you, your spouse (if applicable), all dependents and anyone listed on your tax return. If you do not have these documents, the volunteers will not proceed. An official photo ID (drivers license, passport, student ID, or other state-issued photo ID). A copy of your 2012 income tax return, if available. 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: Bank statements, deposit slips or other documents will not be accepted. Income-related documents: forms W2, unemployment compensation statements, SSA 1099, 1099R and other 1099 forms showing interest or dividends. 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.) Documentation of self-employment income and expenses. Brokerage statements or other documentation showing the cost basis (purchase price) and date purchased for all securities or property sold or transferred during the tax year. Expense-related documents: documentation showing state taxes paid, documentation of medical, dental, charity, property taxes, 1098 forms, mortgage interest paid or business expenses. Receipts for expenses need to be in reasonable order and legible. Also provide all paperwork related to: Health savings accounts. IRA rollovers, including IRS Form 5498. Purchase and installation of energyefficient products in primary residence. Cancellation of debt of a credit card(s) or foreclosure of primary residence. Dependent care provider information (name, address, employer ID or Social Security number) and amount paid. If you are self-employed, Tax-Aide cannot prepare and e-file your return if expenses exceed $10,000, or you had employees, inventory, goods sold, real estate, depreciation or loss from operations. Tax-Aide is not able to complete returns for taxpayers with farms, rental property, bankruptcy cases or self-employed people with depreciable assets. AARP volunteers in midst of Tax-Aide Program for free filing help ends April 15 Central Ridge Library, 428 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills 352-746-6622 Tuesdays and Fridays, through April 15 Appointments: Tuesdays: noon to 5 p.m. Fridays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No Saturdays Citrus Springs Memorial Library, 1826 W. Country Club Blvd., Citrus Springs 352489-2313 Mondays, through April 14 Appointments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No Saturdays) Coastal Region Library, 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River 352-795-3716 Thursdays, through April 10 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Start time delayed until noon on March 13 and April 13) Saturday, March 8, appointments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Floral City Public Library, 8360 E. Orange Ave., Floral City 352-726-3671 Tuesdays, through April 15 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8, appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last appointment 3 p.m. on March 11 and April 8 Homosassa Public Library, 4100 Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa 352-628-5626 Wednesdays, through April 9 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 15 and April 12 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness 352-726-2357 Wednesdays, through April 9 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Appointments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in option site at Crystal River Moose Lodge, 1855 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Mondays, through April 14, beginning at 9 a.m. Last walk-in for the day at 3:30 p.m. Preparation sites


TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 C9CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Wendell Johnson was a psychologist, an actor and a proponent of General Semantics. He said, Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. In bridge, you can rarely use the words always and never. But two is relevant to this deal. What is the outcome in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest heart? If you and your partner play regularly together, discuss using minor-suit transfers, although they come up rarely. Here, North could show game-going values, long diamonds and a singleton (or void) in hearts. These transfers are described on my website. South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, two diamonds and three clubs. He will work on diamonds to get (at least) two more winners. Yes, he could lose four hearts and one diamond first but only if West makes two good plays. After East wins the first trick with his heart ace, he returns the nine, the higher of two remaining cards. This should tell West that South started with four hearts (or five, but then the contract would be unbeatable). When trying to establish a suit in which an opponent will get one trick, give it to him as quickly as possible. So, West must duck the second trick. South will then cash his diamond ace. West needs to realize that East has to win a trick for another heart lead through South, and if that entry card is the diamond jack, West must unblock his queen. If he does not, declarer lets West win the second diamond with his queen and the contract makes with at least one overtrick. (If South has the diamond jack, Wests play is irrelevant.) When West throws away his diamond queen, the contract must fail. 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We have pleasant conversations, and I would classify us as compatible roommates. My wife once had a very active libido, but there was a decline in sexual frequency after the birth of our second child. We had many conversations about it, but she and I both attributed it to crazy schedules and her moderate weight gain. She joined Weight Watchers and lost the weight. In the meantime, I gained 65 pounds. I help out around the house as best I can. I bathe and groom regularly. I went for counseling by myself and then started hinting to her about wanting to resume sex. Last year, I finally asked her why we dont make love anymore. Her answer stunned me. My weight gain was such that she no longer finds me physically attractive. I thought I was a good person and a good husband. Apparently none of that mattered enough. She finally agreed to couples counseling. We went once and things improved for about two weeks, but then her mothers health declined and everything was put on the back burner. I started going to the gym and lost five pounds, but no more. Our bed is a dead zone. I dont know whether its better to be lonely in a marriage or to be alone. I know we should return to counseling, but between her mothers health, financial issues, underachieving teenagers and my own depression, I am not seeing the point and no longer believe all of this effort will make any difference. Any suggestions? Frustrated on the West Coast Dear West Coast: Right now, you dont have the energy to work on your intimacy issues on top of everything else. And even if you did, your wife might not. Life is full of stressful periods, and you cannot let the overriding problem in your marriage slide by while you wait for things to settle down. Get back into counseling for your own sake, whether your wife goes or not. It will help you reach clarity about your situation and how to proceed. And please work on your weight to get healthier. Youll feel better mentally, as well as physically. Dear Annie: A person I know gossips nonstop. She can tell you the latest about everyone in the neighborhood. She also badmouths people behind their backs. She uses the guise of caring to find out whatever she can so she can spread more gossip. She is manipulative and deceitful and uses people to get what she wants, including favors and free rides. Worse, she presents herself as deeply religious. Am I wrong to want as little as possible to do with this woman? Dont Know Dear Dont Know: You do know. This woman sounds toxic. She doesnt deserve an audience. Avoiding her wont make her stop gossiping about you or badmouthing you behind your back. But at least you wont have to listen to the malicious things she says about others, which can color how you perceive them. Dear Annie: I am writing about the letter from Not the Companys Bank, the wife whose husband was not being reimbursed for his business expenses in a timely fashion. I am happy to suggest an easy solution. Hubby should go to the boss or accounting department and ask for a company credit card to be used solely for his business expenses. Instead of needing reimbursement, each months bill would be sent directly to the firm. The husband could have a copy in order to break down the expenses by client for billing purposes or to justify a questionable expense. The responsibility for timely payment would be squarely in the firms control. A Former BookkeeperAnnies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 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C10TUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMICS Pickles Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Days to Kill (PG-13) 1:35 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:35 p.m. Anchorman 2 Recut (R)1:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. LEGO (PG) 2 p.m., 8 p.m. No passes. LEGO (PG) In 3D. 5 p.m. No passes. Monuments Men (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. Non-Stop (PG-13) 1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:50 p.m. No passes. Pompeii (PG-13) 4:30 p.m. Pompeii (PG-13) In 3D. 1:25 p.m., 7:15 p.m. No passes. Ride Along (PG-13) 4:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Robocop (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Son of God (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 LEGO (PG) 1:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m. LEGO (PG) In 3D. 4:30 p.m. No passes. Monuments Men (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m. Non-Stop (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Pompeii (PG-13) 4:10 p.m. Pompeii (PG-13) In 3D. 1:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. Robocop (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Son of God (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Visit for area movie listings and entertainment information. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Flashback Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.7 Classic Hits WEKJ FM 96.3, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 News Talk LocalRADIO RUJ UPA. JRSRLAN HTXWTMG. F GCFJB UTXT PKK NRITUCPG NMXTUA. TZTXA NFJEKT RJT RW VN. ORCJJA LTHHPrevious Solution: Children are our future. Teach them well ... show them all the beauty they possess inside. Whitney Houston (c) 2014 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 3-4


TUESDAY,MARCH4,2014 C 1 1 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: l website: www.chronicleonline.comTo place an ad, call563-5966 ChronicleClassifiedsClassifieds In Print and Online All The Time699188 000HHE3 000HHE5 Youve Got It!Somebody Wants It!(352)563-5966www.chronicleonline.com640980B 10 Table Saw, with stand $50. Craftsman Wood Lathe antique? $75. (352) 765-4011 BENCH TOPGRINDER $30 in good condition call 352-257-3870 Chain Link Fence, 4 ft high, 100 ft., with all fittings $200. Werner 26ft Ladder, New, $70. (352) 746-9617 DELTABENCH PRESS $40 in good condition call 352-257-3870 Homelite Pole Saw New, $70. Wet or Dry Bench Grinder, $30. (352) 746-9617 MACHINE SHOP Lathe, Milling Mach. Drill Press, 2 saws, A. torch, M. welder, supply of steel/allum. $10,000 352-400-1074 Portables, Band Saw, $50. Belt Sander $50. (352) 382-5521 Portables, Band Saw, $50. Belt Sander $50. (352) 382-5521 WESTINGHOUSE JOINTER/EDGER ON STAND $40 in good working condition call 352-257-3870 (3) WHITE ALUMINUM WINDOWS Double pane no screen measures 71h x 36w;$30 ea call 352-257-3870 PLYWOOD 4x8 plywood good condition..4 sheets all for $40-Crystal River (352)220-4158 SLIDING DOORS 6 white insulated with frame, heavy duty $100 very good condition 352-302-7451 Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds ELECTRIC STOVE GE, Like New White, $300 (352) 795-8728 Refrigerator Kenmore Olive Color Good Cond. $100. (352) 382-5661 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 WASHER OR DRYER $145.00 Each. Reliable, Clean, Like New, Excellent Working Cond, 60 day Guar.Free Del/Set up. 352-263-7398 Whirlpool Cabrio, Lg. capacity Washer Machine $300. 352-586-2562 COMPUTER DESK corner $100 (352)212-6483 ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2.5 ACRES,March 20, 10amEd Messer, Broker DUDLEYS AUCTION Thur 3-6 Estate Adventure Auction 3:pm outside treasures, tools, furniture++ 6:pm inside CONTENTS OF GIFT SHOP Estate & Designer furniture, LOTS of books, Antiques Fri & Sat 8-3pm Estate Sale 219 W Thistle Beverly Hills FL 34465 furniture, books, tools, collectibles ********************** call for info 637-9588 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 CITRUS COUNTY Lg well maint.& profitable coined laundry for sale. Qualified buy ers only 352-270-0943 WE MOVE SHEDS! we accept Visa/MC **352-634-3935** DRESSER WITH MIRROR Cherry Wood $100 call 352-257-3870 WOOD ROCKER Great shape $65 call 352-257-3870 COLLECTIBLES Name your price of lovely collectibles owned by interior designer. All must go. (352)513-5777 LENOX Crystal Bowls. Set Of 4,3.5inch diameter. Made Czech Republic. Lovely. New. $40.00. 352-513-5777 ONEIDAStainless Platter and Bowl, Large. Excellent Condition. $30.00. 352-513-5777 2 WHITE KENMORE PEDESTALS for washer and dryer like new $80 call 352-257-3870 APPLIANCES, like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 BRAND NEW 30 Gas Stove GE Stainless Steel model # JGBT33SET2SS retail $899. never used $350. (352) 563-9811 DISHWASHER black Kenmore Ultrawash. Top of line model. $45 (352)795-7813 Dryer white, Good Condition $100. Call Homosassa (678) 617-5560 Dryer white, Good Condition $100. Call Homosassa (678) 617-5560 ELECTRIC STOVE 30 Inch Excel condition $125. 352-302-8265 Kenmore Refrigerator Elite Side by Side 25.6 cu ft, 2 computers, auto defrost w/side mounted freezer, thru-door ice/water $500. (352) 465-0339 Cant Keep Your Mouth Shut!Spouse may not like it? But well pay you top dollar for it. Appointment Setting Commission Only 352-503-6860 Head Chef Deli ManagerFT position at a growing natural food store with large food service area. Exp required Send resume to: CCC, Blind Box 1857 106 W Main St Inverness, Fl 34450 Heavy Machine MechanicDAB Constructors Inglis Area, F/T, EOE (352) 447-5488 HELP WANTEDSomeone who wants to learn how to groom. With Kennel work, Must own vehicle. Must be strong Send Resume to Citrus County Bind Box 1858 M 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal Riv. Fl. 34429 Houseman, Housekeeper & Laundry PersonExperience Preferred No Phone Calls Apply In Person 614 NW Hwy 19,BEST WESTERN OTR DRIVER**Dedicated Run** **Home Weekly** 5 yrs. exp. call 352-212-3770 Window InstallerExp. not neccessary. Construction exp. helpful. Clean drivers record. Benefits available. Apply in Person Mon. Through Fri. 8am-4pm Tropical Window 1731 Hwy 19 Homosassa P/T Line CooksMust be available to work week-ends. Skyview Restaurant at Citrus Hills Apply in Person 2100 N. Terra Vista Blvd Mon.-Sun. 8a-10a Or 3p-5p Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certification Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-877-994-9904 MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)528-5547 BENES International School of Beauty www SPRINGHILL CAMPUS Cosmetology March 17th Day & Night School Barber April 28th Night School Massage Ther April 28th Day School Massage Ther April 28th Night School NAIL TECH or F ACIAL TECH Day School Open Enrollment INTRODUCING NEW Night School MARCH 17th Classes for Nail Tech or Facial TechMon., Tues., Wed. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM(727) 848-8415 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE Full & Part time STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Litigation Asst/Paralegal5 yr litigation exp. mandatory Salary negotiable/Benefits avail. Fax resume: 352-726-3180 Senior AccountantThe Citrus County Sheriffs Office is now accepting applications. For more information and to apply visit our website http: // www.sheriffcitrus. org/career.aspx Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Exp. Laborer & Plastererneed valid DL, Top pay for quality applicants. call 352-232-9524 Scott Wright Stucco EXP. MECHANICMust have own tools. Apply in Person American Auto 8696 W. Halls River Rd. No Phone Calls Please EXPERIENCED PLUMBERSAll phases, Valid Florida license req. Pd Holidays & Vac. Apply: 102 W. Main St, downtown Inverness or call (352) 860-1973 NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other newspapers for home delivery customers.Must have insured and reliable vehicleApply in Person 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle PUMP TRUCK DRIVERCDL Class B. ,Exc Benefits. Must Pass Drug Screen. A-Able Septic Sewer Service. Call 352-795-1554 EOE UNDER GROUND UTILITY CONTRACTOR SEEKINGSkilled Pipe Crew Laborersfor upcoming project experienced only for work in down town areas, in Marion, Citrus, Lake &surrounding counties, Drug Free Work Place/ EEO Contact Croft Contracting Inc. (352) 860-1202 oftcontracting Administrative AssistantPT with potential for full time.Minimum 3 yrs. in an Admin Pos. Fax or Email Resume to: 352-489-8505 ksipper@ I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Florida Jumbo Shrimp 15ct@ $5/lb, FRESH Gulf Grouper @ $7/lb delivered 352-897-5001 I wish to adopt a dog, male lab, light choc, or lab golden mix, 2-5 yrs,80-90 lbs, well behave and trained. Must walk well on lease at my side. Must not climb or jump fence. Must be medically up to date. extremely loving, must be able to get along well with a female dog, should have smooth sleek fur. Please call me and leave message on VM (352) 746-3087 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 ARNPFamily Practice Physician, located in Inverness seeking ARNP, please email cvto: iinccare@ Avante At InvernessHAS THE FOLLOWING OPEN POSITIONS PRN Dietary Cook PRN Dietary Aid PRN Floor Tech Full time 11-7 CNA Please apply online Citrus Podiatry Centerwith the following Positions available. Podiatric Assistant Part-time. 32 Hrs/wk. X-ray license preferred. Fr ont Of fice/Billing Part-time. 32 Hrs/wk. Both positions: Two years minimal exp in office setting. Must have local work references. Two Local established offices since 1989. Partial benefits. Competitive salary. Mail Resume: P.O. Box 1120 Lecanto, FL 34460-1120.No faxes Accepted. MEDICAL ASSISTANTExperience reqd for very busy medical office. Includes benefits. Fax Resume to: (352) 563-2512 FREE REMOV AL Appliances, AC Units Riding Mowers, Scrap Metals, 352-270-4087 1 Side by Side door Refg. White in color, w/ice maker. (352) 476-7973 2 bowl kitchen sink, no faucets. Bisque color and a toilet. (352) 476-7973 2 Female Pit Bull Puppies, approx. 6 mos. old (352) 513-5249 FREE HORSE MANURE 352-777-6379 Free Kittens to a good home some are black, also black & white, 10 wks. old. (352) 364-6341 Male, 1 yr old, Neutered+Rabies, Cosmo is Salt & Pepper colored. Very Loving, but needs to be the only cat in home.(352) 628-1382 Swimming Pool Vinyl Liner for Above Ground Pool, ready to pick-up (352) 746-9536 lv msg. 3/2/14 LOST Yorkie, named Toby in Citrus Springs near the Citrus Springs Elementary School on Century Blvd, Has collar with info. Please call (352)804-0216 or (352)897-4520 Attention Parents!! If your child has brought home an Ipod that is blue please take a look at it because it may belong to my daughter. It was lost at Lecanto High school a couple of weeks ago and still hasnt been turned in. It has her name engraved on it and has been reported with Deputy Weeks. Thank you for checking with your child. Bulldog Mix, Male Lite brown, with white belly and white star on neck.Lost on 2/27 Olbek Pt, Homosassa Chipped, neutered (352) 503-6156 Lost 2 Keys with Magnet & Marine Core Dog Tag & Cross made of 3 nails Inverness area (352) 746-5077 Lost Siamese Cat female, 10lbs, last seen on 2/26/14 in the vicinity of Anna Jo and Pleasant Grove in Inverness pls call (352) 344-1718 Orange Fluffy Cat male, 5 yrs. old, lost in the vicinity of Sandree & Country Club, Citrus Springs $100. REWARD (352) 476-5321 Toy Australian Shepherd, mostly Red with White, 13 lbs, lost in Whispering Pines Park Near Publixs REWARD (352) 726-4869 Todays New Ads Chain Link Fence, 4 ft high, 100 ft., with all fittings $200. Werner 26ft Ladder, New, $70. (352) 746-9617 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service, Res/ Com (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 CRYSTAL RIVER Moving Sale Fri. & Sat. 8am-12N 7710 Gulf Club St. Twin Bdrm Set., sofa, loveseat, lamps, Misc. furnishing, & MORE! HARLEY-DAVIDSO N2003 FLHTC Electra Glide Classic 100th Anniversary. Black & Lots of Chrome. 24K miles. $10,500. Call Cell: 814 282-0184 Homelite Pole Saw New, $70. Wet or Dry Bench Grinder, $30. (352) 746-9617 LADIES FIGURE ICE SKATES. Perfect condition. Size 6. Asking $30. (352)746-5477 LAKE ROUSSEAU Fishing-Nature Lovers 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 LANAI 9 pc set glass table 66 x40, 6 chrs, 2 footstools, sm round glass coffee table. Like New $300 (352)422-2317 John LODGIC2001 15 Center Console 40 H.P. Yamaha, Galv. trailer,Bimini top,less than 12 hours. You can not tell this boat is not brand new. $5700. (352)563-0133 or (352)302-9159 Oreck Air Purifier. Like New. $150. (352) 270-0269 Point of Woods, Inverness 3/2, new roof, encl. porch, (352) 726-7367 SOFA Bassett, floral and rattan, like new. Coffee & End Table. All for $250 (352) 794-3693 VISION BASS1991. 18.5 W 175 hp Johnson. Great Cond. Well Maintained. $5500. (352)419-5560 WINNEBAGO, Journey, 36 SG, excel. cond 300 Cum., Non smoke, no pets 22K mi, tow veh. avail $98K, 352-598-5616 $$ CASH PAID $$FOR JUNK VEHICLES 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads AIRLINE DOG CARRIER Small Dog carrier by Pet Paws. 10H x 11W x 19L. $15.00 Ruth 352-382-1000 ALUMINUM BOAT10Long, Good Cond. Easy to load. Light weight. + trolling mtr. $300. (678) 617-5560 ARNPFamily Practice Physician, located in Inverness seeking ARNP, please email cvto: iinccare@ Attention Parents!! If your child has brought home an Ipod that is blue please take a look at it because it may belong to my daughter. It was lost at Lecanto High school a couple of weeks ago and still hasnt been turned in. It has her name engraved on it and has been reported with Deputy Weeks. Thank you for checking with your child. BEVERLY HILLS Sandy Oaks 55+ PK 2BD, 2BA, Open House Sat & Sun,11a-2p completely remode., new Kit. & new appls, Fl. Rm. Lot Rent $274 inclds, wtr sewer & trash, Pool/Clubhouse $37,500 (352-322-8941 Your world firstemployment Classifieds Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source!


C12 TUESDAY,MARCH4,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 000H6DECarpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services352-503-20913 Rooms Carpet Cleaned(Hallway is Free) only$69AND -Get Dryer and Dryer Vent Cleanedfor$35Must have both services on same appt. With coupon. CARPET/UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 000HBCC PAINTING & HOME REPAIR Teds Painting & Home Services Co. Pressure Washing Interior & Exterior Driveways/Decks Drywall/TextureAll Types of Home Repairs 746-5190LIC/ INS Lic #240270 000HFH8 WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Window Tinting Pressure Washing Gutter CleaningFREE ESTIMATES352-503-8465Bonded & CLEANING KNOCK OUT CLEANING SERVICELicensed, Insured, Workers Comp. Pressure Washing Too352-942-8434Call Today for a Clean Tomorrow000hfy5RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, VACATION RENTALS & CONSTRUCTION CLEAN-UP 000HHHT PEST CONTROL SERVICESHasta La Bye Bye.Tri-County Services, Inc.Pest Control, Termite & Lawn CareLicensed and InsuredFamily owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 yearsToll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 Lic. & Insured POOLS AND PAVERS 000HIYM Copes Pool & Pavers YOUR INTERL OCKING BRICK P A VER SPECIALIST More Photos on our Facebook page WEEKLY POOL SERVICE 000HGZP746-4451 IRRIGATION Serving Citrus County longer than the rest, consistently voted Best of the Best!1723 N. Lecanto Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461Irrigation Repairs & Installation Sod Sales & Install3 Time Winner 2011 2012 2013 Licensed Insured Bonded DRYER VENT CLEANING Call1-352-566-6615Dr. Vent1-855-4DR-VENTLocally Owned 15+ Yrs. Lic./ins., Bonded $39Flat Rate No Hidden Costs000HHNP DONT LET YOUR DRYER START A FIRE! 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Interior/Exterior Painting Drywall RepairsTextures Wallpaper Removalwww.TweetysPainting.comInsured Licensed Bonded / Lic#00582974Celebrating 30 Years in BusinessMilitary & Senior Discounts PAINTING SERVICES 352-597-2440 352-293-5088 Toll Free: 877-893-3895 Driveways Parking Lots Seal Coating Maintenance Overlay AsphaltR. WatkinsOwner/ ASPHALT PAVING Licensed and Insured Lic. # Sp13889 FREE ESTIMATES000HI92 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 CLAYPOOLS Tree Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates Competitive Rates 352-201-7313 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards DOUBLE JTree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tr ee Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 StumpGrinding cheap avg cost $25-18stump volume disc. over 5 call Rich 352-586-7178 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Attention Consumers!Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Absolute Exterior Restoration Any Surface, roof & gutter cleaning, int/ext painting 352-382-5172 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Lawncare -N -More Friendly Family Services for over 21 yrs. 352-726-9570 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Repair Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Floors /walls. Tubs to shower conv. No job too big or small. Ph: 352-613-TILE /lic# 2441 #1 Professional Leaf Vac system why rake? FULL LAWN SERVICE Fr ee Est. 352-344-9273 Helpin Hand Grass Man Cut Clean Mulch Edge FREE ESTIMATES! Russell 352-637-1363 Lawncare -N -More Friendly Family Services for over 21 yrs. 352-726-9570 STEVES LAWN SERVICE Mowing & Trimming Clean up, Lic. & Ins. (352) 797-3166 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic., 352-584-5374 Lawncare -N -More Friendly Family Services for over 21 yrs. 352-726-9570 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 A1 CompleteDrywal l Pres. Wash, Renovations Painting (Int/Ext) 25 yrs 352-513-5746 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 Budd Excavating & Tree Work, clearing hauling, rock drives, demo, bushhogging Lamar 352-400-1442 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Design & Install Plant*Sod*Mulch Weed*Trim*Clean lic/ins 352-465-3086 Crosbys Lawn Care & Maintenance Offering exceptional lawn care, tree removal, and pressure washing.Call now for your free quote! Family owned and operated 352-247-5163 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Lawncare -N -More Friendly Family Services for over 21 yrs. 352-726-9570 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Repair Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 Remodeling Additions, new homes Free est. crc1330081 (352) 949 2292 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service, Res/ Com (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 Home/Office Cleaning Catered to your needs, reliable & exper., lic./ins. Bonded 352-613-8137 Need your house cleaned! Call Maggie. Need your home repaired! Call Chris. Married Team! Res & Com. Lic.352-503-9621 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 A1 CompleteDrywal l Pres. Wash, Renovations Painting (Int/Ext) 25 yrs 352-513-5746 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352-422-7279 OWENS QUALITY FENCING, ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 352-628-4002 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 DR Y OAK FIREWOOD 4X8 STACK delivered & stacked $80. (352) 201-0912 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 Transmission Repair & FinanceCONSIGNMENT USA US 19 CR 461-4518 JAKES General Carpentry, No Job too Big or Small. Porches & MORE 352-601-7064 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Rock, Mulch Hauling & Tractor Work 352-341-2019, 201-5147 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 Dump truck loads (approx 8 yds), dirt & rock hauling. Tractor Work. 352-302-5794 Heavy Bush-hogging Land clearing, Fill Dirt Seeding,Tree removal, Lic/Ins 352-563-1873 000HHE7 2 MOUNTAIN BIKES mens and womens-used handful of times. Great condition. $40 each Floral City 352-637-5526 14x 10Screen Room still in the case $100. Coleman Weekender Hammock, still in case $100. (352) 209-4311-lv msg MANUALTREADMILL DIGITALREADOUT, FOLDS UPFOR EASY STORAGE, ONLY $95 464-0316 URBAN REBOUNDER with resistance bands.$60. (352)564-4214 Plant Hanger Beautiful Hand made, macrame, with plant & glass holder $60 (352) 746-2479 SHARPER IMAGE Ionic Breeze 3.0 New $249 used 1 week $50. No more filters to buy. 613-4279 4 PRONGED CANE DONTWAITTO FALL AND NEED ITLATER ONLY25.00 352-464-0316 BEDSIDE COMMODE & ALUMINUM WALKER both have adjustable legs only 20.00 each 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE, YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 Electric WheelchairWith lift, Like New, $800. 352-897-4154 Philips, Hard Start Brand New Home Defibrillator, for sudden cardiac arrest, Internet, price $1,199, Sell for $500 (352) 382-1088 SHOWER BENCH SEATALUMINUM & FIBERGLASS BENCH TO PUTIN TUB 20.00 352-464-0316 THREE WHEELED WALKER LARGE WHEELS ONLY50.00 464-0316 KIMBALLORGAN $30 call 352-257-3879 FRYING PAN + Lid. Oneida Stainless Deep at 9.5 dia. Wooden Handle. Nice pc. $20 352-513-5777 Liberation by American Standard Walk-In Bath Dont Struggle Getting Out Of A Normal Bathtub. Stay in your home longer, safely, independently. Liberation Walk-In Baths Commended by the Arthritis Foundation. Best Lifetime Warranty in the industry. Hydrotherapy, Chromatherapy, Aromatherapy no extra cost. Installation Included! Get $1,000 Off -Call Toll-Free Today 1-866-583-1432. Easy Boy Rocker Recliner, Swivel, $200. Combination Safe, 24H 18W 18L $100. (352) 445-9448 ELVIS PRESLEY CARDBOARD POSTER Highly collectible only $25 call 352-257-3870 FLOOR LAMPS 65 metal, all white, 3 adj. globes $35. 71 brass torchiere $70. Call 527-2598 10am-9pm. Florida Jumbo Shrimp 15ct@ $5/lb, FRESH Gulf Grouper @ $7/lb delivered 352-897-5001 GENERATOR Honda, Black Max 8125, 6500 watts, low hours, $550 Will take hunting eq. on trade 906-285-1696 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$75 352-464-0316 HARMAN KARDEN DIGITALSYNTHESIZED QUARTZ AM/FM RECEIVER FIRST 100.00 464-0316 Oreck Air Purifier. Like New. $150. (352) 270-0269 Recumbent Bike Schwin, stationary, $250; large wooden rocking chair $150 Both in good cond (352) 746-4245 Regulation Bathtub Opaque, Glass Shower Sliding Doors Like New $200. (352) 527-9395 Tall Metal Pet Gate fits 36 door, Paid $90 Asking $50.Walnut Wood Pet Gate Fits 36 door Pd $110. Asking $50 352-563-2706 TWIN BEDDING blanket $5, pillow & sheet set $10, new sheet set in pkg. $10. Call 527-2598 10am-9pm. YARN Knitting worsted & baby weight. $1.50 skein,supersize $3 ea. Var. colors. Call 527-2598 10am-9pm 4 INCH TOILETSEAT RISER ITMAKES IT EASIER TO GETUP ONLY25.00 352-464-0316 Seminoles Jerseys [2 available] sizes 18/20 only worn once paid $35 asking $15 OBO (352)446-9620 VINTAGE CASHMERE COATWomen size S Camel Color great condition $100 call 352-257-3870 VINTAGE FAUX FUR Black size (S) Glenoit fabric for Glensea II $40 call 352-257-3870 BROTHER FAX COPIER SCANNER WITH MANUALONLY35.00 464 0316 20 WhirlybirdDriveway Cleaner $200. obo 352-302-8265 225/75R -16 Goodyear light truck tire GREATSHAPE ONLY$50 352-464-0316 7-5 GALLON METAL OLD FUELCANS WITH SPOUTS ALLFOR $80.00 464-0316 AIRLINE DOG CARRIER Small Dog carrier by Pet Paws. 10H x 11W x 19L. $15.00 Ruth 352-382-1000 ALPHA/OMEGAHOME SCHOOLING BOOKS 9th/10th grades 50.00 obo Linda 423-4163 APPLIANCES, like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 BASE CABINETS 2 new, wood, maple. 30 X 22 X 31.5 H. $35 each or $60 both. Call 527-2598 10am-9pm Blue Glass Ware $150. 10 Deviled Egg Strays $50. (352) 795-7254 Chandelier $50 Garment Steamer Rowenta 1500 $50. (352) 563-2706 DENON STEREO RECEIVER AM/FM PRECISION AUDIO RECEIVER. FIRST 100.00. 464-0316 SOFA beige $50 352-344-4323 TRADITIONALWING BACK CHAIR Medium Rose Color $25 great shape call 352-257-3870 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Rock, Mulch Hauling & Tractor Work 352-341-2019, 201-5147 RIDING LAWN MOWER John Deer 42 riding lawn mower.17hp $500 352 613 5522 Beverly HillsBy Appt. Only: Entir e Estate Items pls call (352) 302-6764 DUDLEYS AUCTION Thur 3-6 Estate Adventure Auction 3:pm outside treasures, tools, furniture++ 6:pm inside CONTENTS OF GIFT SHOP Estate & Designer furniture, LOTS of books, Antiques Fri & Sat 8-3pm Estate Sale 219 W Thistle Beverly Hills FL 34465 furniture, books, tools, collectibles ********************** call for info 637-9588 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Beautiful Leather Seminoles Jacket embroidered Logo not iron-on pd $299 pics avail $100 OBO (352)446-9620 MENS JEANS/NEW Roots / 36 W x 30 L 15.00 Linda 423-4163 CHERRYWOOD BOOKCASE Shelves,drawer&doors $100 (352)212-6483 COUNTRYHUTCH solid wood with dry sink $100 (352)212-6483 Dual Recliner/Love Seat.New Cond.Sea Foam Green. No Smoker, No Pets. $250 obo. (352)344-8277 DUTCH DESK VANITY maple wood $100 (352)212-6483 Glass covered Raton coffee table. Excellent Condition, asking $50 OBO (352)446-9620 HIGH END USED FURNITURE, 2ND TIME AROUND RESALES 270-8803, 2165 Hy 491 KING BEDROOM SET custom made, matching Entertainment Center, lots of storage! can text photos askg $475obo 352-220-2037 LIVING ROOM SET couch, love seat, chair and ottoman. first $100 352 302 7451 LOVE SEAT Broyhill, Green, like new. No pets or smoking. Exc Cond! $225. (352) 746-2329 Oak Dining Room Set inc. ext. leaf 4 highback chairs, beautiful hutch w. beveled glass doors, $300.set obo Dinette Set 4 padded chairs w/coaster wheels $225. obo, can text photos (352) 220-2037 OVERSIZED RECLINER Leather, good cond $400; Oversized lift chair, like new $700 (352) 746-4245 SOFA& LOVE SEAT Blue with a floral patter $40 call 352-257-3870 SOFA Bassett, floral and rattan, like new. Coffee & End Table. All for $250 (352) 794-3693 Solid Wild Cherry Buffet, natural finish, 16W x 40Lx 40H glass doors, Amish made, beautiful! $200. (352) 860-0124 TRADE IN MATTRESS SETS FOR SALE Starting at $50. King, Queen, Full, Twin Very good condition 352-621-4500 DELFLATSCREEN 14 in Good condition $20.00 Linda 423-4163 DELLMONITOR 16 in wide .Fair condition 10.00 Linda 423-4263 FAMILYGUYDVD SERIES 75 DVDs, no cases, $70 OBO retail $170 brand-new, no scratches 352-446-9620 MARRIED W CHILDREN Series 7 DVDS $15 OBO retails $36 no cases (352)446-9620 Brand-new no scratches RESCUE ME DVD SERIES SEASONS 1-3 11 DVDs, no cases, brand-new no scratches $25 OBO 352-446-9620 ROSEANNE DVD SERIES 20 DVDS no cases $60 OBO retail $140. (352)446-9620 Brand-new no scratches TABLETAndroid tablet new $75-Crystal River (352)220-4158 Glass covered Raton coffee table. Excellent Condition, asking $50 OBO (352)446-9620 LANAI 9 pc set glass table 66 x40, 6 chrs, 2 footstools, sm round glass coffee table. Like New $300 (352)422-2317 John PA TIO ROUND DBLE LOUNGE FRAME,CUSHIONS, PILLOWS.PIX $90 OBO (352)560-7857 Patio Set Bamboo table & chairs $100 (352)212-6483 White PVC Table w/ 4chairs $150. obo 2 Seater lawn Chairs still in the case $50. (352) 209-4311-lv msg. 20 8 ft. Wooden Tables$75. ea. Wiil Sell Separate (352) 621-0987 100 Metal Chairs$15ea. Will separate (352) 621-0987 ASIAN STYLE TABLE $75 glass top red and gold perfect condition call 352-257-3870 Need a JOB?#1 Employment source is Classifieds Need a JOB?#1 Employment source is Classifieds


CLASSIFIEDSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, MARCH4, 2014 C13 000HHE1 0 0 0 8 X H A For more information on how to reach Citrus County Readers call 352-563-5592. Attractive 2 Bd/2BA Home near library. please call for details By Owner, asking $84,900. No calls after 9pm (352) 746-3919 Laurel Ridge ,3/2/2+ in Beautiful Twisted Oaks Golf Comm.(with club house & pool.) 1754 SF of AC living area. LR, DR & Kit w/ pantry & nook. MBR has 2 closets(1 walk in). Entry closet. 352-464-4639 Beautiful home you are looking for! 4 bedroom. 2 bath, 2 car garage in gated community large 14K sq. ft. lot, custom pool many upgrades. 3300 sq. ft.Can email info.For Sale by Owner NO brokers please! 352-601-6942 352-513-4463 Crystal Glen 4/2/2 on corner landscaped lot. Salt pool w/heater and lanai, under roof with kit area. $159,900 410-804-1454 no brokers please Citrus Hills 3/2/2 on 1 acre, pool, open flr plan, LR beamed ceiling, stone FP & wood floors (352) 746-6552 Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 FOR RENT 3200 Sq. Ft. COMMERCIAL BLDG Large Paved Parking Lot, Cent. Heat/Air Open Floor Plan 1305 Hwy 486 ** 352-584-9496/464-2514 DUDLEYS AUCTION Thur 3-6 Estate Adventure Auction 3:pm outside treasures, tools, furniture++ 6:pm inside CONTENTS OF GIFT SHOP Estate & Designer furniture, LOTS of books, Antiques Fri & Sat 8-3pm Estate Sale 219 W Thistle Beverly Hills FL 34465 furniture, books, tools, collectibles ********************** call for info 637-9588 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Need a JOB?#1 Employment source is Classifieds INV. HIGHLANDS3/2/2, Clean, lrg. scrn. Patio $800., 302-0431 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 CRYSTALRIVERShare My Home $85/wk. includes elect, sat. dish (352)564-1155 INVERNESS6,000 sq ft Warehouse Space, for Rent, 1 blk. North of court house 352-634-5232 DEBTHOMPSON One call away for your buying and selling needs. Realtor that you can refer to your family and friends. Service with a smile seven days a week. Parsley Real Estate Deb Thompson 352-634-2656 and debthomp CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. Sec $450 Near Town 563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge 2/2, clean, quiet incl. water, CHA, $600. mo. 352-563-2114, 352-257-6461 FOR RENT 3200 Sq. Ft. COMMERCIAL BLDG Large Paved Parking Lot, Cent. Heat/Air Open Floor Plan 1305 Hw 486 Hernando 352-584-9496/464-2514 INVERNESSOffice Space for Rent, 1 blk. North of court house. 352-634-5232 INVERNESSDuplex 2BR/1BA 352-746-2932 CRYSTAL RIVERFully Furnished Studio Efficiency w/ equipped kit. All util., cable, Internet, & cleaning provided. $ 352-586-1813 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent to Own Owner Financing on used/repo/new Manufactured Homes 352-795-2377 FLORALCITY 3/2+AC, treed lot, DOCK, garage, very nice, $91,900 716-807-8847 3/2/1 DW MH acre corner lot exc. cond. open floor plan, laundry room, all appl, lg scn porch, fenced,3 carports, shed, Homosassa, $51k 352-410-1072 4/3, 32x80, w/ 2 master suites in Homosassa. 2006 MH, Must See!! Owner Financing Avail Ready to move in (352) 795-1272 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan, porch/sheds on 1.5 Acres 727-967-4230 COUNTR Y LIVING IN LECANT O $42,500 Dbwd, 3bd/2ba, acre NEW c/heat/air & carpet handi cap ramp nicely furn, move -in cond! No Owner Finance (352) 621-3929 Hernando DW, MH 3 BR w/walk-in closets Roof over, single car garg, chain link fence $39,999 Will take RV in Trade; 352-726-2494 Homosassa 2br/2ba on approx 1 acre. New bathrooms, lg screened porch, dead end rd. $42,000. 352-302-1383 No owner Financing West Chassahowitzka St. 2BD, 2BA, Mobile Detached Garage Scrn. porch, lease or Sale, call for details 877-499-8065 1989 Palm Harbor DW in 55+ Park, 60 units in park, incl. most furn. Rent $408/mo incl water, sewer, trash, must sell $15,000 (352) 344-5172 2Br, 1Ba in 55+ Park carport, shed, wshop, scrned Patio, In great shape, fully furn. Asking $15k, $225/mo lot rent. 352-419-4428 AWESOME DEALS Financing Available $500/dn 2/1 carport/rf. over Storage shed, $6,500 furn, 55+ park, clean quiet, move in ready 780 S Suncoast Blvd Homo.352-220-2077 AWESOME DEALS Financing Available $500/dn 2/1 carport/rf. over Storage shed, $6,500 furn, 55+ park, clean quiet, move in ready 780 S Suncoast Blvd Homo.352-220-2077 BEVERLY HILLS Sandy Oaks 55+ PK 2BD, 2 BA, Open House Sat & Sun,11-2p completely remode., new Kit. & new appls, Fl. Rm. Lot Rent $274 inclds, wtr sewer & trash, Pool/ Clubhouse $37,500 (352-322-8941 Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 Melody Park, Inverness 2 bd 1-1/2 bath. 12x64 with 12x22 Fl room. $3,800. obo 727-808-6000 WESTWIND VILLAGE 55+ Rent or Bu y $8,000 & Up Dble. Wd. Needs work $4,500. Mon Fri. 8:30 1 1 am Call for Appointment (352) 628-2090 MOBILE HOME LOTS Owner Financing. Has Well, Septic, Impact Fees already pd. Simply move your MH on! $0 Down Payment $135 per month. Call (352) 302-8374 MacawFemale $2500; Quarter horse, National Champion takes intermediate rider $2500 352-860-2457 MACKMack, a 2 y.o. black/tan coonhound, neutered, HW-negative, housebrkn, 45 lbs, gentle, intelligent. Loves car rides, walks well on leash. Good w/cats. Loves outdoor exercise, but loves his home & human friends also. Protective companion. Call Judy @ 352-503-3363, email: jamcbriar Shih-Poo Puppy, 1 female Schnauzer Pups Born Nov. 14 Shih-Tzu Pups Born Jan. 21, 352-795-5896 Day SHIH-TZU PUPS, Available Registered Lots of Colors Males Starting @ $400. Beverly Hills, FL. (352) 270-8827 Welsh Driving Pony Buggy, Harnace, & Boots. $3,000. (352) 212-4981 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$425 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! FLORALCITY1/1, 2/2, $350-$425/mo. Rent to own (352) 422-3670, 341-2438 LECANTO2 bedroom. 1 bath. m/h for rent/w option to buy owner financing available next to walmart clubhouse for your enjoyment 352-476-6144 or 240-310-8122 LECANTO5225 Shaker Pl 2/2 DW $575. Nice, 464-0999 Bad Credit? Heres your chance! Repos available in your area! Financing A vailable (352) 795-1272 Mobile Home Crystal River Fl. 2 BD., 2BA, Audult Park All furniture, carport for 3 cars, Lg. screended patio, Dishwasher, All appliances, shed, Remodeled Bathroom Drastically Reduced (352) 794-6316 Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John L yons @ 800 622 2832 ext 210 for det ails citruschronicleFollow the Club Car Golf Cart Gas, lifted, large tires, needs restoration. Good project for hunting buggy $800 (352) 564-2756 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 Dirt Bike, paid $499 ask. $75 OBO, brand-new battery, pics available Weight up to 170 LBS (352)446-9620 GOLF CLUBS Like new 1 set Northwestern, 1 set Ping Zing, Plus bags, balls etc $550 for all (352) 341-0866 LADIES FIGURE ICE SKATES. Perfect condition. Size 6. Asking $30. (352)746-5477 Ping G25,9.5 Graphite Reg. Flex Driver w/ adjustible shaft $225. (352) 341-0302 TAPERFLEX WATER SKI $25.00 in great condition call 352-257-3870 THOMPSON CONTENDER MUZZLE LOADER Hawken 45 caliber, like new with complete set of possibles-$350 firm. 352-212-8624. BOYS CLOTHING Sizes 12mths 5Toddlers .25-$1.00 like new call 352-257-3870 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 DOLLYDolly, a 6 y.o. Bulldog/ terrier mix, weight 54 lbs, spayed, housebrkn, very friendly & affectionate, playful. Good w/children. Should be only dog, fenced yard preferred, active. Had unfortunate early life, no fault of her own. Call Joanne @ 352-697-2682 or 352-513-5754. KANEKane, beautiful 4-y.o. Blackmouth cur mix, friendly, affectionate, eager to please. Neutered, weighs 60 lbs. Sits for treats, walks well on a leash, eager to please, happy, playful, would make great family dog. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808.


C14TUESDAY,MARCH4,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 500-0311 TUCRN Packer, Susan G., SR File No: 2013 CP 551 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013 CP 551 IN RE: ESTATE OF SUSAN G. PACKER A/K/A SUSAN PACKER A/K/A SUZZANE T. PACKER A/K/A SUZZANE G. PACKER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SUSAN G. PACKER A/K/A SUSAN PACKER A/K/A SUZZANE T. PACKER A/K/A SUZZANE G. PACKER, deceased, whose date of death was July 7, 2013; File Number 2013 CP 551 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice has been served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 04, 2014. /s/ERIC S. KANE, P.L. /s/ GLENN PACKER ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative c/o Eric S. Kane, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 Aventura, Florida 33180, Telephone: (305)937-7280 Facsimie: (305)937-7242, Email:, Eservice: Published in Citrus County Chronicle: March 4 & 11, 2014. 501-0311 TUCRN Skjefte, Miriam C. 2013-CP-000776 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP000776 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MIRIAM C. SKJEFTE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MIRIAM C. SKJEFTE, deceased, whose date of death was November 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TIDS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A 593-0304 TUCRN Pelletier, Francis W. 2014-CP-9 NTC-SA PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-9 IN RE: ESTATE OFFRANCIS WILFRED PELLETIER AKA FRANCIS W. PELLETIER AKA FRANCIS PELLETIER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Francis Wilfred Pelletier aka Francis W. Pelletier aka Francis Pelletier, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-9, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was November 18, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $152,310.94 (including the exempt-protected homestead) and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Michelle Taboada, 120 McPartland Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/Michelle Taboada 120 McPartland Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ H. Michael Evans, Esquire Attorney, FL Bar #: 251674, 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34431, Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Fax: (352) 489-0852, E-Mail: Published two times in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE February 25 & March 4, 2014. 594-0304 TUCRN Kroeger, Otto J. 2013-CP-000736 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. :2013-CP-000736 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF OTTO KROEGER, also known as OTTO J. KROEGER Deceased. NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of OTTO KROEGER, a/k/a OTTO J. KROEGERe, deceased, whose date of death was October 7, 2013 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8520, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Department, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ STEPHEN OTTO KROEGER 5810 Linden Square Court, North Bethesda, MD 20852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERTW. GROTH, Esq. Florida Bar No. 879551 5425 Park Central Court, Naples, FL34109, (239) 593-1444, Email: Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle February 25 & March 4, 2014. 595-0304 TUCRN VanBuskirk, Bernard 2013-CP-000710 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE CASE NO. :2013-CP-000710 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF BERNARD VANBUSKIRK, Deceased. NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of Bernard VanBuskirk, deceased, whose date of death was November 4, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2013 CP000710; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2014. Personal Representative: Charlotte A. VanBuskirk 2286 N. Andrea Point, Lecanto, FL34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd. Crystal River, FL34429, 352-795-1444, Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle February 25 & March 4, 2014. 596-0304 TUCRN Champlin, John W. 2013-CP-000721 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE CASE NO. :2013-CP-000721 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOHN W. CHAMPLIN, Deceased. NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of John W. Champlin, deceased, whose date of death was October 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2013-CP-000721; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2014. Personal Representative: John P. Champlin 241 Scribner Hill Road, Otisfield, ME 04270-6212 Rosemary Watt Champlin, 10237 Pamodeho Circle, Crystal River, FL34428 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd. Crystal River, FL34429, 352-795-1444, Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle February 25 & March 4, 2014. 599-0311 TUCRN Estate of Pine, Robert E. No: 2014-CP-16 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.:2014-CP-16 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT EDWARD PINE, SR., DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of ROBERT EDWARD PINE, SR., Deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2014-CP-16; the address of which is Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 04, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT EDWARD PINE, JR 10388 N. Dapple Drive, Crystal River, FL 34428 Personal Representative, the Estate of ROBERT EDWARD PINE, SR., Deceased Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Leon M. Boyajan II, Esquire, LEON M. BOYAJAN, II, P.A. Florida Bar No. 358312 2303 West Highway 44, Inverness, FL 34453-3809, Telephone: (352) 726-1800, Fax Number: (352) 726-1428 Published in Critrus County Chronicle: March 4 & 11, 2014. COPY OF TIDS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 4, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ JOHN DALE SKJEFTE 2060 W. Swanson Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Abel A. Putnam, Esq., Attorney for JOHN DALE SKJEFTE, Florida Bar Number:024090 Putnam, Creighton & Airth, P.A. Post Office Box 354, Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545 Telephone: (863) 682-1178, Fax: (863) 683-3700 E-Mail:, Secondary E-Mail: Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE March 4 & 11, 2014. 598-0304 TUCRN Fictitious Name Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Notice under Fictitious Name Law, pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Tere-Cloth Cleaning Services located at 1838 W Landmark Dr.,Citrus Springs, Florida 34434-7262 in the County of Citrus intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Citrus Springs, Florida, on this 28th day of February, 2014. /S/ Teresita Weiss, Owner Published once in the Citrus County Chronicle March 3, 2014. CHEVROLET2010, Silverado Reg Cab WT $13,495, 352-341-0018 DODGE 2006 SLT, Quad Cab; 5th wheel hitch. 88k miles, $14,900 Franks (352) 726-2494 DODGE1995, 2500, Reg Cab Work Box Truck $2,888. 352-341-0018 FORD2013, F150 V6, Stand Cab. Trlr tow pkg, Cust. bed liner & cover. Much Mor e only 1,800 miles. $23,800 352-419-5771 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 CHRYSLER2005, Pacifica AWD, low miles, leather extra clean $9,450. 352-341-0018 FORD09, Edge 57K miles all pwr. loaded, 2 tone interior $15,000 firm. (352) 201-1866 Serious Inquiries Only Selling/Health reasons HONDA2007, Element, Hard to find, cold A/C, runs great, Must See, Call (352) 628-4600 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHRYSLER2010 Town & Country Touring Handicap Van, w/ side ramp. Exc Cond, 46,800mi 352-726-5070 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 GOLDWING, 1800 Trike Red, 31k miles, Serious inquires only $26,000. (352) 341-5762 HARLEY-DAVIDSO N2003 FLHTC Electra Glide Classic 100th Anniversary. Black & Lots of Chrome. 24K miles. $10,500. Call Cell: 814 282-0184 HONDA2013 Honda Scooter PCX 150 Red, Great Cond. $3500 OBO 352-422-8601 KAWASAKI2004 Vulcan Classic 800 cc lots of extras $2500 (352) 726-1460 SUZUKI, C-50 Boulevard, 805CC Fl/Water Cooled/ Shaft Drive,, windshield, bags & engine guard, 7K mi. Adult Owned, Garaged, Exc. Cond. $4,000. firm 795-1586 BUICK2002 LeSabre 38,000 mi, Exc Cond, $6900 (352) 527-9509 Buy Here/Pay Here Pontiac GR AM $625 Down Mazda Protege $750 Down Ford Explorer $850 Down Toyota Camry $2195 CASH Cadillac Deville $2725 CASH CALL 352-563-1902 1675 S Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, Fl CHEVY2008, Cobalt, 2 DR, automatic, power windows, power locks, cold A/C, Call for Appointment 352-628-4600 CHRYSLER01 PT CRUISER, good cond. 90k mi. $2600. obo (352) 249-7451 CHRYSLER SPORTS CAR2005 Crossfire Yellow convertible w/black top, auto trans, excellent condition, 45k,built in Germany w/Mercedes V6 engine $14,000 OBO (352) 563-5150 DODGE2012, Avenger RT, Sunroof, leather, navi, $17,995 352-341-0018 FORD2004, Mustang, Looking for a sports car? Here it is, 6 cyl. automatic, appointment Only Call 352-628-4600 FORDReduced price for a well maintained Taurus SE, Looks & drives great $3,200 firm w/ 141k hwy mi. Shown on appointmnt. (352) 422-1798 HONDA2013 Civic LX, Priced to sell, Serious callers only 352-628-9444 LINCOLN89 TOWNCAR. 75,300. mi. very clean, exc. condition, all original, $3500. (304) 678-4070 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 MITSUBISHI, Galant ES 3.0 Liter, V6, snrf., full Pwr., 226k mi., AC, alloy wheels $1,400. (352) 746-5490 OLDSMOBILE, Aurora, loaded, with many options, 128k miles, w/ new battery new upholst. $4,800 (352) 257-3802 Transmission Repair & FinanceCONSIGNMENT USA US 19 CR 461-4518 2004 SSR5.3 L, Magnaflow super charger, and exhaust 18k miles, $26,500 call 207-546-6551 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** ALUMINUM BOAT10Long, Good Cond. Easy to load. Light weight. + trolling mtr. $300. (678) 617-5560 LODGIC2001 15 Center Console 40 H.P. Yamaha, Galv. trailer,Bimini top,less than 12 hours. You can not tell this boat is not brand new. $5700. (352)563-0133 or (352)302-9159 LOWE20 PONTOON, 60hp Merc, new cover, + full canvas camper encl. askg. $6250. obo lv msg (352) 795-8792 VISION BASS1991. 18.5 W 175 hp Johnson. Great Cond. Well Maintained. $5500. (352)419-5560 WANTED TO BUY Pontoon Boat Needing Repair (352) 637-3983 WE HA VE BOA TS GULF TO LK MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats **(352)527-0555** ALLEGRO BAY, 37 DB, 25K miles Freight Liner, Loaded $69,995. obo 352-795-7820 RV & Truck for SaleMobile Suite 5th Wheel Custom 3 slides, 37 2003 FORD F350 Lariat Dually Super Duty V-8 TURBO, Easy Rider Reese, 16k Hitch MANY EXTRAS ON BOTH, PACKAGE $37K 352-897-5339 THOR CHALLENGER model 37KT, 11,000 mi. $108,000. 352-586-2562 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 WINNEBAGO, Journey, 36 SG, excel. cond 300 Cum., Non smoke, no pets 22K mi, tow veh. avail $98K, 352-598-5616 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech. 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Autos, Trucks, SUVs & Vans -Cash Pd Larrys Auto Sales 352-564-8333 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 Audi A6Quattro, white, clean car fax, absolutely new 114k miles Ford Explorer, Red, 3rd Row Seat Extra clean $4,995. Suzuki Forenza Gas Saver, Red, $5,995. GMC Jimmy White, $2,995 CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Citrus Hills Townhouse 2br/2ba + carport Fully Furnished,Very nice, many extras near pool, great view Must See $79,000 (352) 527-4518 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Desperately Need Rentals Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation 528 SW 1st Court 3 bedrm., 2-1/2 bath Exciting opportunity to live on Paradise Isles in the heart of Crystal River, Florida with two sided deep, crystal clear water and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Located across from a 57 acre wilderness preserve and a manatee sanctuary. Watch the dolphins and manatees play in your own back yard. Paddle board, kayak, See Doo, boating and water skiing to your hearts content. This half acre property has 2 docks, one with a 10,000 pound lift and 220 foot sea wall. This beautiful 3,2 home has granite counter tops, 2 fire places, 2 car garage, hurricane windows and doors, panoramic water view, sunrise and citrus fruit trees. Enjoy low utilities with hot water on demand and water to air AC. This property wont last, priced to sell at $585,000. Owner will finance part. 1(352)795-7400 INVERNESS, 2BR/1BA Carport. Fl. Rm., Open Lake Completely Remodeled Inside & Out, 1 mile from town $125.000,352-422-4749 LAKE ROUSSEAU Fishing-Nature Lovers 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 Your High-Tech Citrus County RealtorROD KENNER352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TO www. BestNatur eCoast Pr To view my properties ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2.5 ACRES,March 20, 10amEd Messer, Broker GOLF COURSE LOT in Terra Vista on Red Sox Path. $47,500.Call Ray 352-638-0905 4 ADJOINING LOTS 1 Acre MOL,Close to Town Gospel Island Gunn Ct.$14,000. Make Offer(352) 726-2038 or (352) 613-4958 Inverness 80 x 100 private lot, High, Dry convenient location quiet residential area $5,000. obo (352) 476-8310, Owner PARADISE! OZELLO! Ideal for Fisher persons -seafood lovers Middle of Fl. State Preserve. Minutes for Gulf. $39,000, 727-733-0583 WATERFRONT LOT Riverhaven at end of Mystic Pt One lot off of main Homosassa Riv. Approx 100 ft on water. All utilities $165,000. 352-634-1171 Buying or Selling, its time to make your move!Coleen Fatone-Anderson Realtor Cell:(352) 476-8579email: Cfatone@tampabay.r r .com ERA American Realty & Investments I NEED HOMES TO SELLDEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ LaWanda WattTHE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ** NOW IS A GREA T TIME T O LIST YOUR HOME CALLLAWANDA FOR AFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKET ANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 Tony PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619ILL TAKE NEW LISTINGS BUYING OR SELLING TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant tpauelsen@ Heres Your Chance TO OWN Mini Farms ,Silver Leaf Rd, Dunnellon 10 acres Total $59,000 5 Acre Tracks $39,000 Owner Financing $10,000 Down, 10 yrs @ 6 per cent Call: Jack Lemieux Cell (305) 607-7886 Realty USA INC 407-599-5000 Great Starter Home S. Little John Ave. Inverness 2/2 Single Family Attached Garage Lease or Cash Call For Deatails 877-500-9517 Pithcard Island Community, access to pool w/tennis court, close to downtown Inverness, 1 owner, 2BD/2BA/2CG $125k By owner, Call. (352) 726-0044 Point of Woods, Inverness 3/2, new roof, encl. porch, (352) 726-7367 For Sale By Owner 3/2 w/ Pool, Crystal River Near Plantation Golf Course Call for Appt. (954) 547-5722 Cell $89,900. TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! HOMOSASSA4/2, BLOCK HOME, MOTHER IN LAW APT. decking, 1/4 ac, fenced, lots of privacy $65,000 (305) 619-0282, Cell SECLUDED 3BR/2BA 1653 sf, 2 car CP, 2 story barn. Includes acre buildable lot. $99,900 or reasonable offer 352-613-2289 Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts Condo for SaleSugarmill Woods 2/2, 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street607-538-9351 Spacious 2/2/1 with New roof, AC,& windows, Inclds all Kit appliances. Sunroom overlooking Greenbelt. Inside utility rm. $85,000 352-422-3256 Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listed. Still great values out there. Call for foreclosure lists Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-Cell 352-419-6880-Office BETTY J. POWELLRealtorYour Success is my goal.. Making Friends along the way is my reward !BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME 352-422-6417bjpowell@ ERA American Realty & Investments