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North Ports building boom has ignited state-leading job growth. The citys 3.9 percent increase in job growth from August 2013 to August 2014 was a full half per centage point higher than second-place Orlando. Naples and Miami were third at 3.3 percent job growth. Statewide, the construction industry added another 6,100 new jobs in August, according to a report by Wells Fargo. The North Port job growth and a corresponding increase in wages due to tight supply of construction workers should help push up household income, which has been stagnant in Sarasota County. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released an American Community Survey report on income and poverty that showed Sarasotas median household income in 2013 was $48,263, down from the 2012 gure of $48,900. The poverty rate rose to 12.8 percent, from 11.6 percent. The 2014 gures for median income and poverty will be released next September. On Thursday, the state Bureau of Economic and Business Research reported overall job growth of 22,700 in August, although the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.3 percent. The counterintuitive uptick despite job growth is due to a higher number of people seeking employment. See inside todays Sun for more on jobs. Anticipation of next years completion of the expansion of the Panama Canal is driving investment, the report concluded. Some of the strength in the industry can be attributed to preparing the state for a rise in trade expected after the Panama Canal is expanded. Indeed, the transportation and warehousing sectors have also posted solid gains recently, the report stated. It doesnt happen often, but a rural ranch property on Bermont Road east of Punta Gorda cracked the Top 10 most popular listings of online real estate website Loopnet. The property, owned by Colin Barris, has been viewed 1,877 times on the site. The 20-acre ranch, known as Waters Edge, is listed for $879,000, reduced from $1.4 million. An auction is scheduled for Oct. 31, but the seller will accept offers beforehand. The property at 29450 Bermont Road includes three residences, including 10 bedrooms for guests or workers. The Loopnet Top 10 is typically dominated by properties in Floridas major metro areas, such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando. A much larger agricultural oper ation on nearby State Road 31 sold for $12.26 million earlier this month. The group, 734 LMC Groves LLC of Frostproof, Fla., bought the 1,475-acre grove on Sept. 4. Sales of million-dollar homes are few and far between in Charlotte County, but this months purchase of a Little Gasparilla Island home blew past that milestone. Harlan Elizabeth of Aquebogue, N.Y. purchased the home on Bocilla Drive for $1.52 million, more than double the price it last sold for in 2004. The property fronts the intracoastal waterway on the bridgeless barrier island west of Placida. Brian Gleason is editorial page editor for the Sun Newspapers. Readers may reach him at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter at @bglesun. NP Housing boom drives job growth PORT CHARLOTTE The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce has arrested two men in connection with last weeks killing of a Port Charlotte man, in what was described as a drug-related case. Dwayne Jarrel Johnson, 34, of the 21900 block of Hernando Avenue, Port Charlotte, and Freddie Earl Campbell, 27, of the 1500 block of Purdy Lane, North Port, have been charged with second-degree murder. Campbell was held Friday on $1.5 million bond. Johnson, who had his bond revoked on previous charges, was held without bond. Kello Bonhomme, 40, was found dead early in the morning of Sept. 9 on Salisbury Street near Kenilworth Boulevard in Port Charlotte, the victim of multiple gunshots. Records show he was shot in the head. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said the investigation is ongoing, so he couldnt share all the details of the case, but that evidence gathered led directly to the two suspects who were arrested. We have very strong evidence that these two guys are responsible, he said. This is going to be a very 2 charged in homicideBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITERPort Charlotte, North Port men arrested in shooting deathHOMICIDE | 5 PHOTO PROVIDED BY ROSE SCHOCK Ellie sits on the lawn of her fosters home. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is trying to help Ellie nd a permanent placement.PORT CHARLOTTE Ellie was in bad shape when her foster parents rst got her. She was skinny and weak, and suffered from various ailments. But shes doing a lot better now. Her hip bones, her ribs, her backbones were visible, said Rose Schock, a foster parent of the dog she named Ellie. When Rose and her husband George rst got Ellie, she weighed in at only 58 pounds. But in the six weeks theyve had her, shes grown to 75 pounds. When she rst got to our home she was so weak, she laid on our living room oor, Rose said. My husband put kibbles in his hand, and she started nibbling on it, and every day she just got a little bit better. She is a female yellow Lab that was found wandering the streets of Sarasota, skinny, wet, hungry and very skinny, Gwen Ketner, a volunteer for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, said. When the local shelter found out she also had cataracts, they called the nonprot organization, which brought her to Lemon Bay Animal Hospital in Englewood for her medical needs, and arranged for her foster parents to meet her. When they rst saw the dog, they felt bad that she had trouble even opening her eyes. Her eyes were so squinty closed, and they were like all encrusted, Rose said. We were ready to take her home as a blind dog, but we didnt know she was also diabetic. However, once a medical professional checked her blood sugar level, they found out it was high. This is our rst time being fosters, and none of us are diabetic, but we learned real quick how to give a shot, Rose said. A doctor at the hospital estimated that Ellie is 8 years old. Rose and Ketner said they believe the cataracts were a new condition because, though she was bumping into things at rst, she moves around now just ne. She now gets eye drops twice a day to treat inammation.Ellie needs forever homeBy SOMMER BROKAWSTAFF WRITERELLIE | 5If you think the area is boring, well, youre not the only one. Friday, San Mateo, Calif.based Movoto.com, an online real estate brokerage, released a list of the 50 Most Boring Places in Florida and, smack in the middle of the top 10, at No. 5, is North Port. Although its apparently not as lackluster as cities 1 through 4: Poinciana, Palm Bay, Apopka and Riverview its a lot less exciting than Port Charlotte, which is ranked 34th. A blurb about each tiresome community is illustrated with a picture meant to reect ennui-lled weariness: an empty, lonely bench surrounded by weeds; a shirtless retiree mowing a lawn; nothing but cows; stolid, timeworn apartment buildings and, for North Port, a veterans group honor guard. According to Movoto, North Port is so banal because With just 576 people per square-mile, this city is the least densely populated out of any place in the state. But perhaps residents are just ne with this place; after all, a vast majority of them are over the age of 34. Maybe such things as culture, entertainment, and, you know, having something fun to do arent so important anymore? At least North Port doesnt Area towns make most boring listBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITERBORING | 5 BrianGLEASONEDITORIAL PAGE EDITORBY THE NUMBERS BONHOMME JOHNSON CAMPBELL SNOOZER TOWNSMovoto.coms Top 10 Most Boring Places in Florida 1. Poinciana 2. Palm Bay 3. Apopka 4. Riverview 5. North Port 6. Wellington 7. 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If you made an error or the event gets canceled, simply click on the Withdraw submission noted at the bottom of that email, follow the provided instruction and then resubmit the event. Notice to Calendar Event Submitters TODAYEasy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am-9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave., PC. Call 941-624-0110 PG Farmers Market, Taylor and Olympia streets, 8 am-noon, 391-4856. Local produce, seafood, pasta, citrus, cheese and more. Acme Bicycle Ride, 8 am, 615 Cross St., PG. Free adults three levels. Helmet required. 941-639-2263 Crazy-4-paws, Join us for the annual pet expo, 2280 Aaron St., PC, from 9 am-3 pm. Call 941-625-4175 Flea Market, Train Depot Outdoor Flea Market, 9 am1 pm, Historic Depot Freight Dock, 1009 Taylor Road and Carmalita Street, 941-639-6774. Closet of Hope, Free clothing, ID required. 9:30 am-noon, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Free Tai Chi, Want serenity, balance, peace? Free Tai chi and qigong w/Richard or Mary at 9:30 am, Gilchrist Park. Call 407-923-8310 Free GOP Rally, Republican Rally 10 am-1pm, 2171 Tamiami Trail. Free food, activities, music, family fun. Meet officials and candidates. 627-6822 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Wings & Dogs 12-2 pm, Dinner 58 pm, filet, ribs and more; music with Escape 6:30-9:30 pm Port Charlotte Elks, Lunch sandwiches with bartender 1 to 4 pm. Kitchen closed. Punta Gorda Elks, Lunch 11 am-2 pm; Dinner 5-8 pm; Queen of Hearts 6 pm; Music by Denny Pezzin 6:30-9:30 pm @ 25538 Shore, PG. 637-2606, members/guuest Punta Gorda Elkettes, open to the public from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm @ 25538 Shore Drive, PG 637-2606 Bingo Saturday, Friendliest Bingo game in town. Quarter games start at 10:15 am, Cultural Center. 625-4175 American Legion 103, Veterans Appreciation Day, sandwiches all day, 2101 Taylor Road, 639-6337 POW/MIA Ceremony, Remembrance Ceremony, 1 pm, Center Court presented by Military Museum, Fishermens Village, 639-8721 Michael Hirst, Live music with singer/guitarist Michael Hirst 5-9 pm, Fishermens Village Center court. 639-8721 CHS Rock Rome Band Concert, featuring Al Holland, 7 pm. CPAC, 701 Carmalita St., PG. Tickets $10. 941-505-7469 SUNDAYCardiac Bicycle Ride, Scenic ride, 35 miles, 13-16 mph. Call Bill 941-740-2257 for start location. Farmers Market, History Park, 9 am-1 pm, 501 Shreve St., between Virginia Avenue and Henry Street. 941-380-6814. Warriors Car Wash, 9 am4 pm, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 2331 Tamiami Trail, PG. Charlotte Warriors football/cheerleading. 863-244-3171. Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch 12:30-4:30 pm, cheeseburgers, poppers and more. NFL Package, come watch your team. Open House & Cookout, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St.,PC. Free to prospective members. Cookout lunch and tour facilities. Port Charlotte Elks, Bar Bingo 1-4 pm, lunch sandwiches w/ Christa. NFL Sunday Ticket in the bar. Kitchen closed. Sun Flea Market, The Flashbacks performing @ Sun Flea Market, 18505 Paulson Drive, PC, 12-3 pm Chanting for Peace, noon, The Yoga Sanctuary, 941-505-9642. Free. Punta Gorda Elks, Bar open 12 pm; Picnic on the Water 1-4 pm; Tiki open 1 pm; Music by Two Can Jam @ 25538 Shore, PG. 637-2606, members & guests Garden Tour, Guided tour of gardens at History Park, 501 Shreve St., PG, 1pm, $5 suggested donation; Q&A. 380-6814. American Legion 103, Dart Tournament, 1-4 pm, 501 Soft Tip $3 per rd. Win cash and meet new friends! All skill levels.2101 Taylor Road, PG. 639-6337 MONDAY Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch With Amy 11 am-2:30 pm Port Charlotte Elks, Bar open at noon until ? Lunch sandwiches w/Christa. Kitchen closed. Punta Gorda Elks, Lite Lunch 11 am-2 pm; Chicken Nite 4:30-7:30 pm; Karaoke with Billy G 6:30-9:30 pm @ 25538 Shore, PG. members/guests American Legion 103, Veterans Appreciation Day, sandwiches all day, 2101 Taylor Road, 639-6337 Fun With Music, An afternoon of music, dancing and fun! 1 pm, Centennial Hall, Cultural Center. $2. 625-4175 Biggest Losers, Join us for this 8-week weight loss competition. For more info call 941-625-4175, ext. 263 American Legion Post, The Flashbacks appearing @ Rotonda American Legion, 3436 Indiana Road, 7-10 pm, 941-697-3616 TUESDAY Charlotte Carvers, wood carving and burning @ Punta Gorda Boat Club, W. Retta Boulevard, 8 am-noon. Please stop by for a visit. Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch with Diane 11 am-2:30 pm, Dinner 5-8 pm, cheeseburgers, Reubens, AYCE pasta and more, Karaoke 6:30-9:30 pm Meet the Author, Diane Madsen at the library to sell and sign copies of her books, 10 am-1 pm @ 424 W. Henry St. 833-5460 CCHC Bingo at Elks, Bingo for the CC Homeless Coalition at Port Charlotte Elks, 11 am-1:30 pm, lunch menu available, 627-4313, ext 115 Port Charlotte Elks, Lunch 11 am-2 pm; Dinner 5-7 pm, full menu. Members only. Open to the Public Bingo 11 am-1 pm. | COMMUNITY CALENDAR Republican Party Rally, come meet and mingle with fellow Republicans, friends, elected officials and candidates Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10a-1p, for an Old Fashioned Rally at GOP Hdqrs., 2171 Tamiami Trail, PC. Fun activities for all ages. Live music, hot dogs, soft drinks & beer. This is a free event open to the public. 627-6822. Keeping the Promise, POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony will be presented by the Military Heritage Museum & U.S. Paratroopers, Sept. 20, at 1pm in Center Court in Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, PG, followed by a reception in the museum. Golf carts will be available. Free & open to the public. Call 575-9002. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTSThe unemployment rates in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties held rm in August, as construction jobs across the state continue to lead the way in growth. Construction jobs grew by nearly 12 percent over August 2013 an increase of more than 43,500 jobs, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The industry gaining the most in numbers was trade, transportation and utilities, with 44,400 more jobs a jump of 2.8 percent. The unemployment rate in Charlotte and Sarasota counties the county rates are not seasonally adjusted stayed the same from July to August. Charlotte had 6.7 percent, which still compares favorably with the 7.4 percent from a year ago. Sarasota nished at 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in August 2013. DeSoto had a slight increase to 8 percent, up from 7.9 percent in July, but lower than last years 8.6 percent. That puts DeSoto at 14th in Florida, still far behind nearby state leader Hendrys 13.1 percent. Charlotte ranks 33rd and Sarasota, 44th, out of the states 67 counties. Monroe County in the Florida Keys had the lowest rate at 3.9 percent. August 2014 was the 49th consecutive month with positive annual job growth in Florida, after the state lost jobs for more than three years. Florida had a 6.7 percent unemployment rate, still above the national rate of 6.3 percent both gures not seasonally adjusted, for a more even comparison to the county rates. When seasonally adjusted, the state and national rates become 6.3 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. Charlotte County had nearly 5,000 residents out of work, with Sarasota County more than double that. In DeSoto, more than 1,000 people are looking for employment.Area jobless numbers flatSTAFF REPORTAREA UNEMPLOYMENTCounty August July August Charlotte 6.7% 6.7% 7.4% Sarasota 6.2% 6.2% 7.0% DeSoto 8.0% 7.9% 8.6% Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ENGLEWOOD Fireghters from all Englewood stations participated in photo sessions for a soonto-be released steamy calendar. The 13-month calendar shows off some of Englewoods greatest assets reghters at work. Photographer Chad Dion of Dion Photography in Englewood worked with reghters in the studio, on location at different stations, on the water, and at the re training center. We set cars on re for the pictures, Dion said. The guys seemed to have a good time. I hope the calendar sells really well. Dion said he sent the calendar off to the printer, and expects the copies in time for them to be sold in early October. What I like is local businesses supported the creation of the calendar, he said. Thirteen businesses each sponsored a page, and has an ad on the bottom of the page. These businesses helped the re department to make it possible to create the calendar. Proceeds from the calendar will go to the Englewood Fireghters Benevolent Association. The benevolent association helps reghters in trouble, said 18-year reghter Jim Laurie of the Englewood Fire Department. If a reghter has medical bills and needs help, the benevolent association is there for them to make the request. If a reghter is out of work due to an illness or crisis, and needs a mortgage payment, thats what the benevolent association does to help them stay solvent. Englewood reghters cover 83 square miles of the town from South Venice to the Lee County line, which includes about 50,000 year-round residents. The Englewood reghters will have a calendar signing night at the Englewood Event Center after the calenders arrive. Some of the 1,000 calendars will be on sale at the administration building at 516 Paul Morris Drive, Englewood. We are hoping that each of the businesses who sponsored the calendars will want to carry them in their store, Laurie said. We are also looking for a business in the Sarasota County side of town, and on of the Charlotte County side to carry them. Fireghters also want to sell the $10 calendars at a booth on Halloween along Dearborn Street. Calendar sponsors include attorney Lori Wellbaum Emery, Englewood Ford, Marine Dynamics, the Englewood Event Center, 1440 Fitness, Adirondack Air, Classic Creations, Key Agency, Simply Yum Yum Bakery, Surfside Realty, Mason Financial Group, the Southwest Florida All Star Cheerleading Team and the Englewood Fire Training Center. Laurie said reghters would be up to doing another photo session next year if the 2015 calendar does well.Email: email@example.comFirefighter calendars expected in OctoberBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDEDFireghters from the Englewood Fire Department recently posed for a 13-month calendar. Proceeds from the upcoming release will be used to help reghters in need through the Engle wood Fireghters Benevolent Association.
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net C Our Town Page 3 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS ENGLEWOOD Sea turtle nesting is slowing to a crawl, but the season has seen an increased number of local nests. As of Sept. 12, the Coastal Wildlife Club, which oversees Manasota Key, reported 3,260 loggerhead nests, 32 green sea turtle nests and two Kemps ridley nests. Mote Marine Laboratory oversees sea turtle nesting along 35 miles of Gulf beaches from Venice north to Longboat Key. According to its last report on www. mote.org, as of Sept. 6, 2,367 loggerhead nests were reported and 10 green turtle nests. Of those nests, 350 loggerheads were reported on Venice Beach and another 1,157 on Casey Key. Of the 10 green sea turtle nests, eight were recorded on Casey Key and none in Venice. Brenda Bossman over sees sea turtle patrols on Knight and Don Pedro islands, north of the Don Pedro State Park. Like Manasota Key, Knight and Don Pedro islands have had a banner year for nesting. By the end of August, Bossman reported 417 loggerhead nests and one green nest on the islands. Sea turtle nesting season extends from May 1 to Oct. 31 and loggerhead and other sea turtle nesting has begun to slow on local Gulf beaches. But the winding down of nesting doesnt mean people should be less vigilant in their protection of nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. Please continue to urge people to keep the beaches clean, clear of obstacles and dark, Wilma Katz wrote in an email Sunday to Coastal Wildlife Club sea turtle patrol volunteers. Katz and Zoe Bass are the principal permit holders overseeing CWC volunteers on Manasota Key. While Katz doesnt expect substantial changes in the number of nests, she does expect surprise nests, hatchlings emerging from unmarked nests not documented by patrols, so people still need to keep articial light off the beaches. Nights will be increasingly dark for the next couple of weeks, Katz said. On dark nights, even a low-watt light, if it is unshielded, poses a threat to sea turtles. Humans, however, arent the only threat. Pat Gordon patrols a one-mile stretch of beach along Don Pedro Island. She reported 137 nests this year. However, coyotes and armadillos have been feasting on those nests. Of the 137 nests, only 36 (hatched) without being predated, Gordon said. Over 4,100 eggs or immature hatchlings have been destroyed. South of the state park on Little Gasparilla Island, Linda Soderquist, the state permit holder, reported coyotes have been very active digging up sea turtle nests. If there is a silver lining, Soderquist said, Thankfully, (coyotes are) digging mostly old nest sites, ones already hatched and evaluated. Soderquist also said, Its been a great year for us. Lots of nests, no extreme tides, great volunteers! According to her last report, Little Gasparilla Island has seen 155 loggerhead nests and one green turtle nest in 2013.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSea turtle nesting upBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERSeason winding down, vigilance still necessary PHOTO PROVIDED Sea turtle nesting season is drawing to an end, but local beaches have seen record numbers of nest this year. Y o u c a n t c a t c h t h e m i f y o u d o n t k n o w w h e r e t h e y a r e o n l y i n C h e c k o u t t h e F i s h F i n d e r e v e r y T h u r s d a y o n l y i n PLEASE GIVE BLOOD HELP SAVE LIVES 50474678 Where Shopping Makes Cents charlottecountychamber.org 50474868 50468572 Lease Your Hearing Aid HEARING HEALTH CARE CENTERS www.eartronics.com 3095 Tamiami Trail, Unit B Port Charlotte, FL (between Olean & Elkcam Blvds) Call 627-0464 Dr. Robert Hooper Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Since 1975 Heres Why $19 69 per month per aid Affordable plans to fit any budget Free batteries for lease duration 5 year loss & damage coverage 5 year warranty includes parts & labor Replaced/upgraded every 5 years Manufactured and repaired on site Purchase at any time Free second opinion r fntbrr trrrrfnt bffrt ffrrfntbbt ttrffnfrf 487123
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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net C Our Town Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE CHARLOTTE Evelyn G. CotykEvelyn G. Cotyk, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.ENGLEWOOD Gladys Shook RootGladys Shook Root, 91, of Englewood, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Battle Creek, Mich., to George and Marguerite (nee Collins) Wiegand, the eldest of six children. Gladys graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1941. In 1985, she retired from a career of over 30 years in insur ance administration from Federal Home Life Insurance in Battle Creek. Gladys married Arthur Shook in 1943, and was a longtime resident of Bellevue, Mich. They divorced in 1978. In 1987, she married Ferdell Dell Root of Grand Ledge, Mich., and Englewood. Englewood became her permanent residence in 1997. Gladys is survived by her daughters, Susan Shook of Englewood, and Sandra Wogomon of Midway, Ga.; sonin-law, Sonny Bagwell; three grandsons, Josa Wogomon, Shannon (Chanda) Wogomon of Gainesville, Ga., and Brandon Wogomon of Michigan; great-granddaughter, Alana Wogomon; great-grandson, Ezra Wogomon; sister, Judy Oteney of Marshall, Mich.; aunt, Marie Wiesman of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdell. Gladys made friends easily. Her joyful smile will be missed by her many neighbors and friends. A private celebration of Gladys life is planned at a later date in Englewood. To honor Gladys memory, donations may be made in her name to the Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh. com. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.NORTH PORTThere were no deaths reported in North Port Friday.DESOTO James Joseph Van SlambrouckJames Joseph Van Slambrouck, 88, of Lake Suzy, FL. Passed away on September 17, 2014. Jim was a Veteran, having served honorably in the Navy during WWII as an amphibian pilot. In addition to his deep love of family, Jim loved golf. He was a former member of Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy, FL, El Conquistador Country Club in Bradenton, FL, and past president at West Shore Country Club in Grosse Ile, MI. Jim retired from Ford Motor Company in 1986, after serving for 37 years in Body Engineering. Jim was a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara; son Jim, his wife Marcia and their two children, Kathryn and Lindsay; daughter, Suzanne and her two sons, Michael, his wife Suhey and their daughter Anna Marie, and son Matthew. Stepchildren Charles Chuck, his wife, Maureen and their children, Kathleen, Molly and Charlie; Rose Anne and her daughter Tawney, and Robert Rob his wife Kristina and their daughter Maddi. A memorial luncheon will be held on October 11, 2014 at West Shore Country Club in Michigan. Donations can be made in Jims name to the Alzheimers Association. Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation ser vices of Port Charlotte are handling the arrangements. | OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviat ed death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Saturday publication. 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Johnson and Campbell were identied early on as persons of interest in this investigation, with detectives conducting interviews and collecting evidence, Prummell said. By late Thursday night, they had developed enough information to get an arrest warrant for Campbell, who was taken into custody at his North Port home. Johnson was already in the Charlotte County Jail on a previous charge of armed robbery, and also was booked on the second-degree murder charge. According to reports, the Sheriffs Ofce received a call at 6 a.m. Sept. 9 about a man on the roadside on Salisbury Street. Deputies quickly determined it was a homicide, and ngerprints were used to identify the victim as Bonhomme, who had several addresses in the Port Charlotte area. By 11 a.m. that morning, authorities received a call from a female with information about the case. The subsequent investigation tracked down both suspects, who were interviewed by detectives later that day. The suspects denied talking to each other on the night of the murder, detectives said. After obtaining search warrants, investigators checked the suspects cellphone records. Records showed Campbell and the victim talked to each other at least a dozen times between 3:18 a.m. and 4:39 a.m. From 4:03 a.m. to 4:21 a.m., the two suspects communicated via their phones on ve different occasions. I believe the actions with Dwayne Johnson was a planned event with the purpose of setting up the victim, Kello Bonhomme, to be killed, sheriffs Detective Kevin T. Connolly said in the report. Detectives also inter viewed a woman who claimed she had been robbed at gunpoint on Aug. 24 by Johnson during an exchange of Roxicodone pills. After the interview, deputies arrested Johnson on charges of armed robbery and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. Major Case Investigations Commander Lt. Todd Davis said the victims family had been notied of the arrests. Bonhomme left behind two daughters, ages 12 and 18. We have spoken to the family, and they are elat ed, Davis said. A family representative declined an interview with the Sun Friday. North Port Police Chief Kevin Vespia deferred comment to the CCSO, saying the NPPD merely assisted the CCSO in taking Campbell into custody. No one answered a door at Campbells home Friday afternoon. Efforts to reach Johnsons family were unsuccessful. The North Port Suns Facebook page featured comments from readers who claimed to have seen authorities mobilizing to arrest Campbell around 7 p.m. Thursday, near Price and Toledo Blade boulevards. Many readers also praised the work of local law enforcement, saying they are working hard to keep the community safe. Staff Writer Drew Winchester contributed to this report.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHOMICIDEFROM PAGE 1SUSPECTS CHARLOTTE RECORDSDwayne Jarrel Johnson August 2014 charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. November 2013 convicted of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 2007 convicted of the sale, manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance; aggravated battery; shooting into an occupied vehicle; escape from custody; and resisting an officer all charges from 2001 and 2002. Sentenced to eight years in prison. Was released from custody in January of this year. 2008 a charge of driving with a suspended license was administratively dismissed. 1999 found guilty of possession of tobacco by a person younger than 18; charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license was administratively dismissed. Freddie Earl Campbell 2011 convicted of assault, battery, grand theft, robbery by sudden snatching without a firearm. 2008 found guilty of driving with a suspended license and failing to appear in court. 2007 charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, but adjudication was withheld. Her eyes are now wide open, and she has really pretty eyelashes, Rose said. Although its unclear why she was abandoned, she listens to commands, and doesnt have heartworms, which suggests she was cared for. Shes a beautiful yellow Lab with a black nose, she said. Someone had a really beautiful Lab at one point. Considering how sad and lethargic she seemed in the beginning, the improvement has been remarkable. Now, shes happy, Rose said. She wags her tail. She follows me around the house. Even though her eyesight isnt real good, she gets around the house, and she follows me around. Ketner said when people foster, for them the intent is not to adopt the dog, but to improve the health and condition of the dog and give it a temporary home until they nd a forever home. Rose hopes that happens soon for Ellies sake. All this dog has gone through, she really deserves a home or someone who wants a dog like her, she said. Shes nice protection. At the same time, shell come right by you. The organization has been dedicated to helping pups in need since 2000. Currently, there are more than 105 dogs in foster homes waiting for adoption. To adopt a pet, visit www.labradorrescue. net, and click on the application under the Adopt tab. If you are a candidate to adopt Ellie and would like to meet her, contact Rose at 856296-4352 to arrange an appointment.Email: email@example.comELLIEFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTSCharlotte County Sheri Bill Prummell announces the arrests of two people in connection with last weeks homicide in Port Charlotte. Prummell is anked by, at left, Capt. Les Partington, commander of the investigations division, and Lt. Todd Davis, major case investigations commander. suffer from the same monotony Movotos list ascribes to Apopka: Apopkas claim to fame, its nickname in fact, is The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World. When the most exciting thing to do in your city is watch plants grow under orescent lights, theres a problem. Alas, poor Apopka. The tongue-in-cheek writeup, in addition to listing stale cities, serves to tout Movotos business in the hope of drumming up clientele. If you happen to live in one of these pallid places, rst, calm down, the article, by Movoto staff writer Natalie Grigson, states. This is all in good fun and were not suggesting that there is anything fundamentally wrong about your hometown; its just a little slower-paced than most and better for those who want peace and relaxation. That being said, if your city is on this list, its as boring as Florida is humid. But dont worry, we can help you nd someplace spicier if thats what you want. Thats what we do here at Movoto Real Estate. Past, equally jocular, not-100-percent scientic Movoto lists have featured Americas most exciting, most redneck, smartest, nerdiest and least hipster cities. To determine the pedestrian populaces, Movoto used data garnered from the 2010 U.S. Census to compile a ranking of 77 communities with populations over 40,000, then nar rowed that down to the 50 most mind-numbing by looking at nightlife and live music venues (bars, clubs, comedy), active life options (parks, outdoor activities), arts and entertainment (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters) and fast food restaurants (the more, the more boring) per capita, along with the percentage of non-fast food restaurants (a lower amount equaling more boring), percentage of residents ages 18 to 34 (the fewer, the sadder) and population density (the lower the better). North Port Community Outreach Manager Erin Bryce was quick to name a number of things that make the city far less than ho-hum. The city of North Port has been named a Playful City USA for the last ve years, she said, adding the commission has put a lot of funding behind city parks as well, and there are many festivals, including the annual Trick-or-Treating at City Hall that draws thousands and the Poinsettia Parade and Festival, along with the citys nearness to Sarasota and Siesta Key, one of the best beaches in the world. We have great parks, a wealth of ecotourism opportunities golf courses that are outstand ing a lot of fun, really great activities. I dont think our residents are bored at all, Bryce said. Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch said most people he runs across during an average day love the area. If (Movoto is) refer ring to people having a quality of life that they really enjoy, and the opportunity to benet from one of the best waterways in the world, and have a peacefulness that can only take place in Charlotte and Sarasota County as compared to being down in Miami or in the middle of Orlando or in Tampa I guess maybe we might be considered a little bit boring, he said. To view the entire list, visit www.movoto.com/ /most-boring-placesin-orida.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBORINGFROM PAGE 1 PET HAVEN Cemetery & Crematory2 7 2 0 0 J o n e s L o o p R d 27200 Jones Loop Rd, P u n t a G o r d a F L 3 3 9 8 2 Punta Gorda, FL 33982 941-637-0332w w w r o y a l p a l m m e m o r i a l c o m www.royalpalmmemorial.com Are You Paw Crazy!? Visit Our Booth At The Crazy For Paws Event At The Cultural Center 50475354 See Us Today!
Our Town Page 6 C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 RELIGION NEWS Raise the RoofDr. Mark Asperilla will host a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, to help raise funds to repair the roof at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Directions and the location of the event will be provided when reservations are made. According to the Rev. John Fitch, administrator of St. Charles, With the summer rains bombarding us, water is leaking through the roof and/or running down the walls. We have raised close to $123,000 so far, but need $150,000 to accomplish the projects. Filipino food, as well as American food, catered by The Fishery Restaurant in Placida will be served. Entertainment will be provided by local physicians and musicians. The fundraising event is open to a limited number of guests, so reservations are required. Call Jenny Holaday, special projects coordinator at St. Charles, at 941-441-7495 for reservations and to obtain the location and directions. A suggested donation is $50 per person. For those unable to attend the fundraiser, but who would like to make a donation, make a check payable and mail to: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.Churches collaborateFirst Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, 2230 Hariet St., and St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church in Punta Gorda have forged a new collaboration in Charlotte County. These two churches have joined in a common mission of serving the community through music and faith. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday, First Presbyterian is offering a new faith-based, uplifting gospel service featuring Chosen, a talented group of musicians and vocalists. For more information, call 941-625-5045.Sunday Message SeriesCleveland United Methodist Church, 28038 Cleveland Ave., east of Punta Gorda, continues to offer its Sunday Message Series emphasizing the Christians response to the issues of our everyday experiences that can hinder our living abundantly. The public is invited to join in as members examine Entitlement the parable of the vineyard shows us forgiveness so radical it stuns. Traditional worship is at 9:30 a.m., and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. For more information, call 941-639-2775.Mobile Food PantryThe Harry Chapin Food Bank will continue to bring its Mobile Food Pantry to Charlotte County through October, providing free vegetables, meats and other food to needy families and individuals. The pantry truck will be open from 10 a.m. to noon select Mondays, including Monday; and Oct. 6 and 20 all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. (corner of U.S. 41 South and West Charlotte Avenue), Punta Gorda. The pantry truck will be located in the parking lot across West Charlotte from the church. Recipients are asked to bring a bag or a box to carry their food. The Sacred Heart Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is playing host to the pantry. For more information, call 941-575-8770.Illuminated labyrinthIn honor of the turning of the season, friends, members and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County on Port Charlotte will create an illuminated labyrinth from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday at Bayshore Live Oak Park next to the Peace River at 23157 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor. The public is invited. For more information, call 941-627-4303. |RELIGION BRIEFS HIGH HOLY DAYSChabad of Charlotte County, at The Chabad Center, 204 E. McKenzie St., Unit B, Punta Gorda: All are welcome. There is no seat charge; donations are greatly appreciated. Warm, friendly environment; Hebrew/English prayer books will be provided. 941-833-3381 or info@ chabadofcharlottecounty.com. Rosh Hashana Eve: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rosh Hashana Community Dinner: follows services at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday. RSVP by Sunday to 941-833-3381. Rosh Hashana Day One: 10 a.m. morning service, 12:15 p.m. Blowing of the Shofar, services followed by Kiddush and Tashlich all Thursday. Rosh Hashana Day Two: 10 a.m. morning service, 12:15 p.m. Blowing of the Shofar all Friday. Yom Kippur Evening Kol Nidrei: 6:55 p.m. Oct. 3. Yom Kippur Day: 10 a.m. Shacharit (morning service), 12:30 p.m. Yizkor (memorial service), 5:30 p.m. Mincha and Neilah (closing service), and 7:50 p.m. Shofar and Break the Fast all Oct. 4. Sukkot: seven-day festival begins Oct. 8. To join in the Sukka and/or buy your own set of Lulav and Esrog, call 941-833-3381. Simchat Torah night celebration: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, features dancing and rejoicing with the Torah, lots of Lchaim, a light buffet and Mitzva Auction. Simchat Torah day celebration: morning service at 10 a.m. Oct. 17, followed by the concluding of the Torah. Enjoy a Kiddush lunch. Chabad of Venice & North Port Chabad Jewish Center, 2169 Tamiami Trail S, Venice: All are welcome, free of charge; no membership required. All prayers will combine original Hebrew/translated English; special childrens program. All events held at Chabad Jewish Center, except for Yom Kippur services, which will be held at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 Tamiami Trail Venice. Info/reservations: 941-493-2770 or www.chabadofvenice.com. Rosh Hashana: 6 p.m. evening services; 6:30 p.m. dinner (gourmet; reserva tion requires) all Wednesday. Rosh Hashana: 9:30 a.m. morning services, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. childrens services, noon Shofar Blowing, followed by a buffet lunch all Thursday and Friday. Tashlich Service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the pond down the block from the rabbis house at Durian and Rigel roads, Venice. Yom Kippur: 7:15 p.m. Kol Nidrei Service Oct. 3. Yom Kippur: 9 a.m. morning services, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. childrens services, noon Yizkor Memorial Service; 5 p.m. Second Yizkor Service, 5:30 p.m. Minchah Service, 6:30 p.m. Neilah and final Shofar blowing, followed by Deluxe Break Fast Buffet all Oct. 4. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive: Tickets required. All services are conducted by Cantor Lyle Rockler. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, as well as the Sarasota-Manatee Synagogue Council. Info/tickets, 941-423-0300. Info, www.templebethel-np.org. Erev Rosh Hashana: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rosh Hashana, first day: 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Rosh Hashana, second day: 9:30 a.m. Friday (evening Shabbat services at 7:30 that day). Shabbat Shuva service: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Kol Nidre service: 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Yom Kippur: 9:30 a.m. service with Yizkor recited; 5 p.m. Mincha; Break-the-Fast to follow Shofar blowing all Oct. 4. Sukkot, first day: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9. Shmini Atzeret: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16, with Yizkor recited. Simchat Torah: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 Temple Shalom, 23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte: Services provided by Rabbi Solomon Agin. Jewish families invited. The temple is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 941-625-2116. Selichot: 7:30 p.m. today. Music by Jane Galler; a light dairy meal will be served following the service, and a special documentary (produced by the 92nd Street Y Alive Series that took place May 22) featuring Elie Wiesel will be shown. Free program made possible by the Sylvia Hershkowitz Memorial Fund. RSVP to 941-625-2116. Erev Rosh Hashana: 8 p.m. Wednesday. Rosh Hashana Day: 10 a.m. Thursday. Tashlich: 4 p.m. Thursday at the Laishley Park Pier in Punta Gorda. Cemetery Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Kol Nidre: 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Yom Kippur Day: 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Then family service, 3 p.m.; after noon service, 4 p.m.; Yizkor service, 4:30 p.m.; concluding service, 5 p.m., Havdalah service, 5:45 p.m.; and Break-The-Fast, 6 p.m. also all Oct. 4. Sukkot: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. RELIGION | 7Since school started, weve had four of our grandchildren at our home after school every day until their mothers off work. Some nights, theyre there until 9:30 p.m. Our care helps our daughter, a single mom, with child care expenses. I know were not the only grandpar ents making the same concessions. While our retirement incomes are less than we wish they were, we trust in God and not in the Federal Treasury. In 1 Timothy 5:8, the apostle Paul warns: If any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an indel. Paul described a father-child spiritual relationship between himself and the churches where hed ministered. In 2 Corinthians 12:14-15, he says: Now I am ready to visit you and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. So I will gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. Then, in 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9. Paul writes, Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God but our lives as well. Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the Gospel of God to you. I vividly remember how the Church was my family back in 1967. I spent that summer with 11 other students in Naperville, Ill., doing new church evangelism. The district camp invited us to present that outreach in an evening service. In the next mornings service, the district superintendent said to everyone, I was up early this morning praying about the budget. But God said to me, Budgetsmudget! Those kids in Naperville have given all summer to me for $5 a week and room and board. You help them, and let me handle the budget. Then our family took a special offering that paid the fall semester tuition for all 12 of us. Does someone in your family need your help? What would God have you do now? The Rev. Larry Armbrust, a retired United Methodist Florida Conference pastor, lives in Port Charlotte. Email him at pastorlwa2@ embarqmail.com.The Fabric of Our Faith: Budget-smudget Larry Armbrust To Place Your Ad In Our Worship Director y Please Call (941) 429-3110 CATHOLIC ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1441 Spear Street Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (941) 743-6877 Email: email@example.com Website: http://stmaxcatholic.org Winter Mass Schedule Mon.-Fri. 8am Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm, (Spanish 6:30pm) Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am Confessions on Saturday 3:00-4:15pm and by appointment BAPTIST INDEPENDENT Tri-City Baptist Church 24058 Heritage Place, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 941-625-7412 Jay Sheppard, Pastor website: tri-citybaptistchurch.com Sunday School 10am, Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Eve. Worship 6pm Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 7pm Nursery Provided & Childrens Program firstname.lastname@example.org BAPTIST First Baptist Church Port Charlotte 20035 Quesada Ave. Jim McCarty, Pastor SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM WORSHIP 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM 12:30 Hispanic Service Call for information on weekly activities and special events. 24-HOUR INFO LINE 629-0444 CHURCH OF GOD SOULS HARBOUR CHURCH OF GOD 451 West Helen Ave. Punta Gorda 941-639-1048 Welcome Sunday School, 10:00 am Morning Worship, 11:00 am Midweek Service, Wed., 7:00 pm Pastor, Phil Keaton EPISCOPAL THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda 639-2757 The Rev. Roy W. Tuff, Pastor All Are Welcome Sundays 8 & 10 am Holy Eucharist Nursery Available at 10am Svc. Email: email@example.com www.goodshepherdpg.com EPISCOPAL S T N A T H A N I E L S E P I S C O P A L C H U R C H 4200 Biscayne Dr, North Port 426-2520 Priest-In-Charge the Rev. Jo Popham Sundays Holy Eucharist 8:00 am Rite I 10:00 am Rite II www.stnathaniel.org CATHOLIC S A N A N T O N I O C A T H O L I C C H U R C H 24445 Rampart Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941) 624-3799 sanantoniorcc.org Weekdays 8AM Saturdays 8:30AM Saturday-9:00AM & 3PM Confessions Saturday Vigil 4PM & 6PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM Holy Days 6:00PM CATHOLIC SAN PEDRO CATHOLIC CHURCH 14380 Tamiami Tr. North Port, FL 34287 Sat. Vigil: 5:00 pm (May -Nov.) 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Dec. Apr.) Sun.: 7:30 am, 9:00 am & 10:45 am Weekdays: 8:30 am Daily Holy Days: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 7:00 pm CHURCH OF CHRIST E N G L E W O O D E A S T C H U R C H O F C H R I S T 9600 Gulfstream Blvd Englewood, FL 34224-9256 (941) 475-4973 Evangelist: Jim Ratliff Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 11:00 am Youth Service 11:30 am Wednesday Eve Fellowship 5:00 pm Wednesday Eve Bible Study 6:00 pm www.engchurch.com CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY OF PORT CHARLOTTE LaPlaya Plaza Unit LI 2811 Tamiami Trail 10:00 am Sunday Service 3:00 pm on 1 st & 3 rd Wed. 941-625-2765 Reading Rm. 1-3 pm Wed. www.christianscienceportcharlotte.org BAPTIST F I R S T B A P T I S T C H U R C H O F P U N T A G O R D A 459 Gill St., Punta Gorda 639-3857 www.fbcpuntagorda.org Barrett Hardin, Pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship Services 10:30 a.m. Team Kid Wednesday6:00 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Nursery Provided BAPTIST INDEPENDENT Y o u a r e I n v i t e d t o B e r e a n B a p t i s t C h u r c h A n O l d F a s h i o n e d C o u n t r y C h u r c h 17377 Godwin Avenue (Located off Collingswood Blvd) Port Charlotte 941-629-7053 Bible Study 9:30 am Sun. Worship Service 10:30 am, 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Service 6:30 pm CHRISTIAN MURDOCK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 17500 Elmwood Ave., Murdock 255-1858 Minister Keith Sergent Sunday Worship 10:30am ANGLICAN CATHOLIC T r i n i t y A n g l i c a n C h u r c h 1928 Book of Common Prayer Worshipping at McDonald Hall Sunday, 10am 2230 Hariet St., Port Charlotte For Info Contact Don Kieffer 941-235-8052 EPISCOPAL St. James Episcopal Church 1365 Vizcaya Dr., Port Charlotte 627-4000 The Very Rev. Cesar Olivero Sunday Service 9:30AM Wednesday 10:00 AM Healing Service Praise and Worship/Adult Bible Study www.stjamespcfl.org BAPTIST E a s t s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Pastor Mike Mowry 6220 Golf Course Blvd., Punta Gorda 639-1648 Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm Sunday School 9:45am AWANA Wednesday 6:00-7:45pm Wed. Discipleship & Prayer Service 6:45 pm Nursery & Childrens program provided eastsidebaptist.co CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY PUNTA GORDA ALLIANCE CHURCH Pastor Clint Stasney 7500 Florida Street, PG 33950 (Corner Airport Rd/Florida St. near Edison) 941-637-6444 9:30am Adult Sunday School 10:30am Sunday Worship Wed. 10am Prayer & Bible Study www.pgachurch.org CATHOLIC Welcome to ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH 2500 Easy Street, Port Charlotte 941-625-4754 Mass Times: Weekdays~ 7:00am & 8:30am Sat. Vigil: 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm (Jan. Apr.) Sun: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (French Creole) & 6:30pm (Youth Mass) www.stcharlespc.org 50444156 BAPTIST P e a c e R i v e r B a p t i s t C h u r c h 478 Berry Street, Punta Gorda www.peaceriverbaptistfl.org Jim Stultz, Pastor 637-6768 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 11:00am, 6:00pm Tuesday Youth Group 6-8pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:30pm INTER DENOMINATION D E E P C R E E K C O M M U N I T Y C H U R C H 1500 Cooper St., Punta Gorda 941-235-REAL Sunday Services 9:00am & 11:00am www.dc3.TV Real Love, Real People LUTHERAN FAITH LCMS Punta Gorda Welcome Home! Contemporary Sat. 5:30 Traditional Sun. 9:30 941-639-6309 4005 Palm Drive 1/4 mile west of US41 on Rio Villa CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY FIRST ALLIANCE CHURCH 20444 Midway Blvd. 625-7435 Sat. 6:00pm Sun. 8:00am, 9:20am and 11:00am Youth Ministries 6:00pm Wed. 6:30pm (Life U) Rev. W. Scott Borden
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net C Our Town Page 7 RELIGION NEWS Marriage rallyA One Man + One Woman marriage rally is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Olean Boulevard and Tamiami Trail South in Port Charlotte. People are invited to come for 20 minutes or two hours. For more information, contact Claro and Linda dela Cruz at 941-6294872, or Tony and Aida Gabarda at 941-628-2929.Bishop returns to Trinity AnglicanThe Rt. Rev. Stanley Lazarczyk will return to Port Charlotte to resume spiritual leadership of Trinity Anglican Church effective Sunday, Sept. 28. Bishop Lazarczyk, a founding member of Trinity Anglican, served as its spiritual leader until family illness caused him to move to Massachusetts in April 2008. Ordained a priest in the Anglican Catholic Church in November 1979, he was consecrated a bishop in August 2003. From 2003 until his retirement in 2009, he served as bishop ordinary in the Diocese of the Resurrection with headquarters in Quakertown, Pa., the diocese includes the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He also served as spiritual leader of St. Botolphs church in Boston, Mass., from November 2008 through August 2014. Upon his return to our area, Lazarczyk will be living in North Fort Myers. Trinity Anglican has worship services at 10 a.m. each Sunday in MacDonald Hall on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, 2230 Hariet St. For more information, call Donald Kieffer at 941-235-8052.Hard Rock Casino tripThe St. Maximilian Kolbe Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Thursday, Oct. 23. The cost is only $25, which includes the round-trip bus fare, a tip for the driver, plus snacks and cold drinks. A 50/50 will be offered during the ride. A $5 food voucher will be issued to all participants. The only change from the last trip will be the pickup/termination loca tion. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Kmart parking lot at U.S. 41 and Cochran Boulevard, and should return at approximately 7:30 p.m. Reservations will be taken on a first-come basis. Anyone 21 years old or older is welcome. There will be no refunds five days prior to the trip. For more information, call Marie at 941-255-0005.Fundraiser to help area residentLocal Modern Woodmen of America members are sponsoring a fundraiser for North Port resident Lorraine Chaires from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at First Baptist Church of El Jobean, 4282 Commercial St. The benefit, which will include a yard and bake sale and other food, will assist Chaires, who was injured on the job, with medical and other expenses. All proceeds raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen, up to $500. The event is open to the public. For more information, call club leader Robert McDuffie at 941-769-6291.Breakfast, health checkPunta Gorda Seventh-day Adventist Churchs Health Ministries department plays host to a free breakfast and health screening to the public between 9 a.m. and noon the last Sunday of most months. The next planned date is Sept. 28. The churchs Community Service Center also will have a yard sale that day, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 1655 Taylor Road (on the corner of Cooper Street and Taylor Road). For more information, call 941-629-5388.Casino tripSt. Charles Borromeo Knights of Columbus Council 5399 will sponsor an Immokalee Seminole Casino trip Monday, Oct. 6. The event is open to the public. The cost is $27 per person. Seminole Casino offers coupons, discounts, etc. The bus ride will include prizes, games and a 50/50. The group will depart from the St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center in Port Charlotte. Check-in is 9 a.m., and the group should arrive back around 6 p.m. Only paid reservations by Friday, Oct. 3, will be accepted. For reservations and information, contact John Livecchi at 941-235-3593 or 941-286-5261.Breakfast offeredHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, offers breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of most months. The next offering is set for Oct. 4. Hot breakfast is made to order, and costs only $6 per person; children younger than 12 eat for free. There are new items each month. For more information, call 941-625-5262.Free hot dinnerFirst Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, offers a Free Hot Dinner for anyone needing food assistance from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month. The next date is Oct. 17. People are welcome to come for dinner and fellowship. For more information, call 941-639-1959.30/30 drawingSt. Charles Borromeo Knights of Columbus Council 5399 will hold a 30/30 drawing Saturday, Oct. 25, to raise money in order to help the needy adults and youth of Charlotte County. The grand prize is $2,000; second, $250; third, $100; fourth and fifth, $50 each; followed by 25 prizes of $20 each. The donation is $30 per ticket, and limited tickets will be sold. The grand prize will be drawn last. Winners of prizes two through 30 will have their winning ticket put back for the grand-prize drawing. Participants need not be present to win. To purchase a ticket, call Bob Allen at 941-627-5679.New season, new venueEveryone involved with Exsultate! greatly anticipates our first season performing as the official resident chorale of the new Venice Performing Arts Center (on the campus of Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave.). The brochure for this 2014-2015 normally three-concert series was recently released, Artistic Director and Conductor Stephen Johns stated in a press release. The VPAC inaugural concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; and at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. It will be A Musical Kaleidoscope, featuring the Venice Symphony Orchestra with Exsultate! singing choruses from Verdi and Copeland operas. The theme for the upcoming regular season of Exsultate! in its new home is Cantus Carmina, which translates to the singing of songs. The first concert is set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, with Cantus Carmina Exsultate! Singing Songs of Joy: Holiday Salutations in Song. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, and at 3:30 pm. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, Exsultate! again will perform with the Venice Symphony. This time, it will be Singing the Songs of Burana. Carl Orffs Carmina Burana will be presented by the chorale, specially expanded just for this concert. Included in the full choral body will be the Exsultate! Youth Chorus of fourththrough eighthgraders, as well as select students from Venice High School. The season concludes with the 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12. 2015, Cantus Carmina Jubilate! Singing Songs of Jubilation concert. Purchase tickets online now, or by mail anytime, using the brochure form; tickets also will be available at the box office at each scheduled concert time. Visit www.exsultate. org or email VenExs@gmail.com to obtain a brochure or for information, including discounted ticket prices for purchasing in advance and group rates. To inquire about becoming an Exsultate! Chorale member, call auditions manager Dar Rowland at 941-460-6542.Spiritual quote:The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last. Northern Advocate Marion Putman is handling religion news for the Charlotte Sun. You can contact her by phone: 941-206-1183; fax (to her attention): 941-629-2085; email: marion firstname.lastname@example.org; or write (to her attention): c/o the Charlotte Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. TYPE or PRINT submissions, each of which MUST include the churchs NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and the name of a contact person. Dont forget the TIME, DATE and LOCATION of the event. Email is the preferred method for communi cating this information. Email photos, in .jpg format, as file attachments. Submissions will be edited for length. Information must be received NO LATER than NOON WEDNESDAY for inclusion in the upcoming Saturdays column; announcements will run on a space-available basis. If you would like to purchase an ad to guarantee a spot in the paper for your event, call 941-206-1000 and ask for Display Advertising. RELIGIONFROM PAGE 6My wife and I spent hours walking along the beach recently, enjoying the beauty of Gods creation. Besides the treasure of spending time with each other, we were looking for another treasure. Of course, we found the usual array of shells and even some larger sharks teeth. But the treasure we were looking for that day was sea glass. However we were not able to nd any on that particular day. I am told that sea glass is formed when a broken bottle, plate, or other piece of glass ends up in the sea. Over time, the action of the waves, the salt in the water, and the scraping of the sand gives the piece of glass a distinctive quality. It is smoothed out, its sharp edges are removed, and it takes on a beauty all its own. This piece of refuse that had been discarded now has become a sought-after treasure for collectors. When I think of that piece of broken glass that has become a treasure by the action of the sea, I think about what God does in the lives of His people. We have become broken by our sins and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We were discarded and unt, but somehow we found ourselves in the sea of Gods amazing grace. He saves us and desires to change us into a treasure of grace and beauty. In order to accomplish this action, we sometimes have to endure the waves and sand of trials. Our great God knows that we have sharp edges that have to be worn away. James 1:2-4 tells us: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and com plete, lacking nothing. God is the Master of the Sea, and He is patiently smoothing us and perfecting us into a work of art. The sand He uses may smart, and the salty waves may sting, but He is creating a masterpiece. What an Amazing God who can take a broken life and turn it into a treasure of grace. The Rev. Jim Stultz is pastor of Peace River Baptist Church in Punta Gorda. Email him at email@example.com.Sermon of the Week: Sea glass UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIS T 1201 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda www.puntagorda-ucc.com 637-8443 Worship at 10:30am PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PORT CHARLOTTE SUNDAY HOURS 8:30am Gospel Service 11:00am Traditional Service Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Rev. Donald Buck, Pastor 2230 Hariet St. Between Midway & Gibralter 625-5045 www.fpcpc.com METHODIST CHRIST COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN HARBOUR HEIGHTS 27000 Sunnybrook Road 629-1593 Pastor Duane Waters Sunday Worship at 10 am Communion first Sunday of the Month Covered Dish Dinner First Sunday of the Month at 11:30 am Membership Sunday last Sunday of the Month Hall available for Rent METHODIST CLEVELAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 28038 Cleveland Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33982 941-639-2775 Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Reverend Thomas Moore, Pastor PRESBYTERIAN B URNT S TORE P RESBYTERIAN C HURC H 11330 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda (2 miles south of US 41) 941.639.0001 www.bspconline.org Traditional 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Come As You Are 9:40 a.m. Nursery and age specific activities for preschoolers for all Sunday morning activities. LUTHERAN HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA 2565 Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte 625-5262 Traditional Service 7:45, 11:00 AM Celebration Service 9:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Rev. Ken & Andrea Barrios Co-Pastors Food Pantry Open Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am-12pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are an equal opportunity provider LUTHERAN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS LCMS 2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte 627-6060 Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. Christian Education Hour Sunday 9:00 a.m. Rev. Kenneth Redmann Pastor Rev. James Cotter, Winter Asst. Pastor Nursery Provided Email: Secretary@lccross.org www.lccross.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST A S P I R I T U A L H O M E W H E R E R E L I G I O N A N D R E A S O N M E E T UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY Rev. Amy Kindred Worship Sun 10:30 AM Welcoming and inclusive www.uufcc.org www.facebook.com/uufcc 1532 Forrest Nelson Boulevard Port Charlotte 941.627.4303 METHODIST EDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 19190 Cochran Blvd. (At the corner of US 41 & Cochran Blvd.) www.edgewaterchurch.com 625-3039 Pastor Dan Prine Services: Saturday Night Contemporary Worship Service 6:00pm 8:00am Traditional 9:30 & 11:00am Contemporary 11:00am Sunday Bible Study Class Sunday School: 9:30 Nursery Provided METHODIST TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 23084 Seneca Ave. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 625-3372 Pastor Ed Horne Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided Wednesday Food Pantry & Lunch: 10:30am-12:30pm USDA is an equal opportunity employer. NON-DENOMINATION Freedom Bible Church New Location: Port Charlotte Cultural Center Theater 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte Powerful Bible Message. Praise & Worship Full Nursery & Children Classes Sunday Services 10:30 am CASUAL DRESS, NO RELIGIOUS PRESSURE (1 Thess. 2: 3 & 4) For directions or questions, call 255-5613 or visit us at: www.FreedomBibleChurch.com PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PUNTA GORDA 25250 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda 639-1959 Rev. Stephen Mock Sunday Worship New Beginnings Service 9:00am Traditional Service 10:30am Watch Services Live via Website ECO A Covenant Order Of Evangelical Presbyterians www.fpcpunta.org To Place Your Ad In Our Worship Directory Please Call (941) 429-3110 LUTHERAN LIVING WATERS LUTHERAN CHURCH & PRESCHOOL, ELCA The Little White Church In The Country 12475 Chancellor Blvd. (North Port Blvd. & Chancellor) North Port 941-625-8090 Sunday Worship 10:00am Sunday Pastors Bible Study 9:00am Rev. Dr. Dell Shiell www.LivingWatersLutheran.com METHODIST PORT CHARLOTTE UNITED METHODIST 21075 Quesada Ave. 625-4356 Brian James, Pastor Worship Services 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service 8:00 a.m. Radio Broadcast on WVIJ FM91.7 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service Sunday School 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. www.pcumc.info NON-DENOMINATION Blessed Assurance Bible Chapel Worship Service with Meaningful Bible Message Sunday Mornings 10:00am A different speaker each week 866 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33953 www.swfbi.org 941-625-3255 A ministry of the SouthWest Florida Bible Institute, Inc. Refreshments after every service UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST PILGRIM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 24515 Rampart Blvd. Pt. Charlotte 629-2633 Rev. Matthew L. Neumann, Sr. Pastor Sunday Traditional Service 8:00am Contemporary Service 10:00am N ursery & C hildrens C hurch Provided during all services. NON-DENOMINATION 370 Atwater St., Port Charlotte Rev. Dr. David Blood Contemporary Service 9:30 Coffee 9:00 Welcome Hope Childrens Home Casual Dress Nursery Provided www.onlinenewhope.com 866-717-3946 WORD OF FAITH NEW LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP 28330 Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda 941-639-1700 9:30am Sunday Bible Study 10:30am Worship Service 7:00pm Wednesday Childrens Church Youth & Young Adults email@example.com newlifefamilyworship.org FRIENDSHIP UNITED METHODIST 12275 Paramount Dr. Punta Gorda 637-1717 Reverend Dr. Bruce Antle 10:00 am -Traditional Service 10:00 am Childrens Church METHODIST METHODIST 507 W. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 639-3842 Rev. Michael Loomis Sunday Worship 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 9:15 a.m. Adult, Teen & Youth Sunday School Nursery Provided www.whatis1st.com PRESBYTERIAN Wintergarden Presbyterian 18305 Wintergarden Ave. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (Between Pellam & Collingswood) 941-743-5335 Uplifting Sunday 10:30 Service Rev. Devon Ducheneau Proudly Supporting the Homeless Coalition 50444157 PRESBYTERIAN Living & Learning Gods Word Sun. Traditional Uplifting Worship 10:30 a.m. 10548 Kings Hwy., 4 mi. N.E. of 1-75 941-743-797 1 gracelakesuzy.com Presbyterian Church in America EPISCOPAL S T N A T H A N I E L S E P I S C O P A L C H U R C H 4200 Biscayne Dr, North Port 426-2520 Priest-In-Charge the Rev. Jo Popham Sundays Holy Eucharist 8:00am Rite I 10:00am Rite II www.stnathaniel.org
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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net C Our Town Page 9 Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County School Superintendent Lori White is looking to terminate Harvey Dorey, a school psychologist who recently had a host of criminal charges levied against him, including sexually molesting a teenage girl once under his foster care. White moved the decision to School Board members this week, after Dorey did not touch base with the school district or his immediate supervisor following his August ar rest. Dorey remains at the Sarasota County Jail on $200,000 bond. Attorneys for Dorey have requested a hearing in front of the state Division of Administrative Hearings, but it has not yet been scheduled. Dorey is currently suspended without pay, according to district spokesman Scott Ferguson. Dorey, 44, of the 500 block of Alligator Drive, Venice, was charged in August with one count each of lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct after being accused of molesting the girl, who was 14 when the alleged abuse started. According to reports, the girl disclosed the abuse in July 2013 to a caseworker, calling Dorey a pedophile who does sick things to children. The abuse allegedly occurred at a home Dorey shared with his wife in Nokomis, and during a cross-country camping trip. The girl reported that Dorey repeatedly touched her genitals and also molested her in a camper while visiting Michigan. Dorey has been employed as a psychologist with the district since 2002, and worked at Venice and Taylor Ranch elementary schools, and North Port High. Dorey was a oating employee, according to Ferguson, going where he was needed. He had both private and group sessions with students, performed psychological evaluations, and served both male and female students. No complaints have been lodged against Dorey during his 12 years with the district, Ferguson said. Doreys current salary is $66,189 annually. Dorey was also charged in December 2013 with two counts each of hitand-run involving injury, and hit-and-run involving property damage after allegedly crashing his Cadillac Escalade into two vehicles on the Laurel Road exit ramp of Interstate 75. An arrest report states that Dorey next got out of his Escalade and asked the driver of one of the vehicles he hit for a ride home, claiming that his son needed help. The driver refused and Dorey ed the scene, catching a ride from an unknown person and leaving his Escalade behind. Authorities tracked Dorey through his license plate but, at rst, could not locate him at his Alligator Drive home. They eventually located him in the 800 block of Pinto Circle, Nokomis, where he answered the door of the home, along with his son. Dorey told authorities he was driving 105 mph when he took the Laurel Road exit and that he was in a hurry to see his son, who has cancer. Dorey also told authorities he was going through a divorce. After his arrest, Dorey was held under the states Baker Act, which allows authorities and medical doctors to hold individuals who are deemed a danger to themselves or others. Sarasota County Clerk of Court records show that Dorey led for divorce in October of last year, and also led a domestic violence injunction against his wife, which was later denied by the court. A jury trial for the hit-and-run charge is scheduled for Nov. 17, according to the court docket. Dorey was not present in the court for his Friday arraignment on the molestation charges at the Sarasota County Justice Center, court records show. Doreys Sarasota-based attorney Scott Miller could not be reached for comment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDistrict seeks to fire Sarasota school psychologistBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER DOREYThe Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Clark Kelly, 54, of Quincy, Fla. Charge: nonsupport of dependents. Purge: $50. Raymond Paul Campbell Jr., 29, 1400 block of Persay Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $9,000. Joshua Kent Eddy, 30, 21200 block of Marigold Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: fugitive from justice. Bond: none. Richard Eugene Foust III, 35, 300 block of Strasburg Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: littering more than 500 pounds of commercial or hazardous material. Bond: $5,000. Nathan Michaiah Reid, 34, 18500 block of Jay Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,500. Candiace Maeroot Horner, 33, 10600 block of Ayear Road, Port Charlotte. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,500. John Thomas Dale, 50, 1400 block of Sheehan Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: moving traffic violation and off-bond recommit. Bond: none. Kalope Michael Mitchell, 19, 5440 block of Sunnyvale Road, North Port. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $1,000. Ashley Hart Fahrenholtz,19, 1000 block of Jonah Drive, North Port. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. Justin Tyler Nichols,18, 4800 block of Globe Terrace, North Port. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Ryann Nichole Thomas, 20, 2300 block of Raywood Ave., North Port. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. Meredith Lee Graham, 42, 2400 block of Ecker Terrace, North Port. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Tammy Marie Blair, 42, 2900 block of Waterside Drive, North Port. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $10,000. Ernest Karl Boost, 22, of Cocoa, Fla. Charges: grand theft of a firearm; grand theft of a motor vehicle; grand theft; and possession of a firearm, ammunition or a weapon by a Florida convicted felon. Bond: $40,000. Gene Matthew Cazeau, 19, 17900 block of Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Ronald Alexander Lindo, 29, 21200 Coulton Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: $5,000. Jacob Leonard Hull, 22, 2300 block of Picnic St., Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to appear (original charges: driving while a license is revoked and failure to maintain insurance). Bond: none. Shannon Marie Daugherty, 32, Manor Court, Englewood. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a harmful new legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $8,500. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Scott Kyle Wright, 28, 2400 block of Jerry Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: petty theft. Bond information was unavailable Friday. Gordon McSwain Martin, 55, 3100 block of N.W. State Road 70, Arcadia. Charge: DUI. Bond: $1,000. William Edward Trempe, 53, 2100 block of W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Charges: DUI, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and petty theft. Bond: $30,000. Compiled by Gary Roberts | POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Outdoor flea market setThe Punta Gorda Historical Society will hold an outdoor ea mar ket from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Historic Train Depot Antique & Collectibles Mall, 1009 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda. Reserve a table and sell your wares, or come and shop for treasures. The Museum and Antique Mall also will be open. For more information, call 941-639-6774.Pet expo returnsThe Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, will play host to the sixth annual Crazy-4-Paws Pet Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. This event brings people and pets together for all sorts of activities, including a dog show and adoption opportunities. There also will be a special pet-friendly menu at Jimmies Caf, where pets and humans alike can enjoy a variety of items. Different vendors also will be on-site with pet products that range from specialty toys to Canine Couture. There are a limited number of vendor spaces available. If you have a pet-friendly business or product that you would like to feature at this event, call Amanda at 941-625-4175, ext. 240. Admission is free, and furry friends are encour aged to attend, along with their owners. All animals are to be on leashes or in a carrier. For more information, call 941-625-4175, or visit www.theculturalcenter. com.Human resource group to meetThe Charlotte County Society for Human Resource Management will hold its September Membership Networking event from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, 2746 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Come mingle with business colleagues and friends, and even make new connections. For more information, visit www. ccshrm.org/events. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS
Our Town Page 10 C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 Knows it when he sees itEditor: With no less than 50 illegal signs in the U.S. 41 right of way in Charlotte County, somebody has singled out the Christian Bookstore. I wonder who the owner angered. Im no Bible-thumper, but I know selective enforcement when I see it. Amazing, just totally amazing!Butch Erny Port CharlotteDont forget Murdock VillageEditor: Glad to see the Sun newspapers have not forgotten Charlotte Countys Murdock Village debacle. Hope all new residents to Charlotte County read and remember what they have read and never let any of our commissioners take us down the road to nancial ruin again. About twice a year, the Sun has the power and foresight to remind us of what a few elected ofcials did to all of us. The County Commission at the time played us like a huge game of monopoly and lost. But it wasnt Monopoly money they played with folks, it was our money. Bottom line: Ill bet this crap would have never happened if you told the commission it is OK to play Monopoly here in Charlotte County, but all you commissioners need to put up your homes as collateral to make this happen. Business is business and we had no business going into the development business. And, oh yeah, a water theme park? Come on. Lets at least entertain ideas that have some staying power.Jimmy Cotter EnglewoodHonest person returns purseEditor: To the individual who returned my purse to Walmarts customer service, I am most grateful. In this troubled world, its gratifying to know there are honest people still in existence.Joan Clark Punta GordaWaiting game for customers in CharlotteOUR POSITION: Calling Charlotte? Just wait for the beep. And wait and wait Dial the main number for Sarasota County government (941-861-5000) and you get a recorded greeting, which informs you that your call will be answered by the next available operator. When we did that last week to test how long it took to make a code compliance complaint someone came on the line in about 10 seconds. A live person. One step further, the operator said shed take the complaint herself and forward it to code enforcement. Shed also give us a reference number for follow-up. The entire interaction took two minutes. Compare that to Charlotte County. Dial the main number (941743-1200) and you also get a recorded greeting. Then a long list of options: Clerk of courts, dial one; tax collector and DMV, two; health department, three; County Commission, building department, code compliance, animal control, four; property appraiser, ve; elections supervisor, six; sheriff, seven. Press eight to repeat. It takes one minute, if you listen until the end. Press four and you get a similar prompt. Press two and youre offered permitting and code enforcement. Press one and you get yet another branch of the phone tree. And a recorded voice that says: All of our representatives are assisting other callers at this time. Your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line and your call will be handled in the order it was received. Which is repeated every 30 seconds. Last Thursday, we heard it more than two dozen times before nally hanging up. In all, the man-machine interaction took 15 minutes. And we never got through to that customer service representative. We are well aware this wasnt just a bad day in Murdock. Wait times this long are more common than not. And thats a problem that should be taken seriously by a county that likes to boast about being Open for Business. The door may be open, but nobodys home. Or maybe somebodys home, but theyre just not answering the door. Whatever the analogy, its no way to treat your primary business customer: J.Q. Taxpayer. You can argue Sarasota is a richer county with far more revenues to spend on nonessential services. If you consider live call center personnel and prompt customer response discretionary. Sarasota County does spend a lot of money on its Contact Center; the 2014 budget was roughly $500,000. But people appreciate it. In its recent Citizens Survey, 81 percent of respondents said they got information in a timely fashion and 86 percent felt they were treated with respect. Those gures include all methods of contact, with the call center and ofcials directly, but response is impressive. We wonder what a similar survey would nd in Charlotte County. Charlotte had live operators not long ago, but the service was dropped to save money during the recession. (North Port also adopted a phone-jail system recently.) Its possible taxpayers consider prompt customer service by human beings a luxury. We suspect not. Just ask someone trying to make a code compliance call. Maybe its time to rethink the system? Hire a few more people to deal with the customers?Were doomed by Prince of DarknessEditor: Obama does it again! If you pay close attention, youll notice that were getting fewer and fewer hours of daylight. Its forcing children to go to school in the dark. Its costing farmworkers and construction workers lost pay. Rush hour in darkness results in more vehicular accidents. Early tee times have disappeared. And all the while, the White House continues to act as though the president isnt responsible for it and cant do a thing about it. But Obama is in charge of NOAA, NASA, NORAD, NHTSA, NIH, NSF, NSC and even the Naval Observatory, where the nations official clock resides. If he spent less time on the golf course and more time paying attention to what we, the citizens of this great country, have to put up with, hed stop the days from getting shorter and return to us taxpayers those missing hours of daylight. But the way this Prince of Darkness works, this problem wont get fixed until Christmas. I agree with previous letter writers: Its time for him to go.Michael Hirsh Punta GordaGovernment should safeguard its citizensEditor: I am heartened by the argument by recent letter writers about the most important role of government. While I do not agree in every way that a human fetus is a fully human person to have all rights protected by the government, I do heartily agree that the government is to safeguard the lives under its authority. I believe the government should safeguard the life of a mother whose pregnancy jeopardizes her life. I believe the government should safeguard the lives of the homeless. I believe the government should safeguard the lives of all who peacefully protest for whatever reason. I believe the government should safeguard the lives of poor children. I believe the government should safeguard the lives of every ill person. I believe the government should safeguard the lives of all people by stopping the use of dangerous components in our food, water and air. That is just the beginning of the things government must do to safeguard its people. The Rev. Jerry Eckert Port CharlottePrint downside to one-cent taxEditor: Im quite disappointed in your coverage of the individual items proposed for the penny tax. Your descriptions of the items are for the most part one-sided in their analysis of the initiatives. The articles lack discussion of the downside or realism of the proposed endeavors, but rather just quote the opinions of the items sponsors. For example, during the discussion of the proposed $10 million for new radios, why wasnt the expected tripling of annual (that means annually forever) operation and maintenance costs from $150,000 per year to $450,000 questioned? Why wasnt the lack of requests for grant money for these radios discussed? Why didnt the articles author pursue the possibility of replacing at least some of the old radios with cellphones? Also, regarding the funds requested for the new infirmary for the jail, why were no questions asked about the relative size of the facility compared to the jails population? How does that compare to the facilities available to the non-incarcerated population of Charlotte County? How does this facility compare in size to those in other Florida jails? What percentage of the jail population is there as a result of Charlotte legal actions? If the non-Charlotte population is large, why should those jurisdictions get a free ride on the backs of the Charlotte taxpayer? It seems to me that an unbiased press should be asking the hard questions, not just printing press releases.Neal Gumbman Punta GordaResponse to ISIS a campaign tacticEditor: The news is full of the threat of ISIS, and the actions of Fearless Leader to protect us from horrible danger. ISIS, he opines, is a far greater threat than wastrel spending, decaying American industry, illegal immigration, sidestepping constitutional government, or politically correct government regulations, and must be destroyed or his party may lose votes. What is ISIS? It is not a country attacking the United States with a navy, air force or invasion force. It is an organized Muslim group rebelling against the established governments of S yria and Iraq. Many of the rebels belong to a Shia Muslim sect who follow a direct descendant of Mohameds son Ali, charged with recreating a Muslim nation. These rebels are deeply committed to their religion and Jihad, have little education and are brutal. All are well-organized, fed and armed. Obama has been hostile to Syria, Iraq and Iran, and removed missile defense from Turkey since occupying the White House. These countries would hardly see us as a trusted ally aiding them in subduing their rebellious ISIS. In addition, religions are seldom destroyed by military action. Obama claims to under stand the Muslim world. While he had childhood exposure, it hardly seems enough to justify American military joining a Muslim faction ght. Rather, it appears to be an attempt to focus attention away from domestic issues before an election. William E. Gubb EnglewoodA big if from PittsEditor: Leonard Pitts, what can one say about this columnist? He likes the word if. As in, if the American people had elected a president with proven experience in leading rather than being a good politician; if that president had surrounded himself with competent and knowledgeable advisers instead of radicals, then almost six years into an administration one would expect to see some improvement in the average Americans circumstances. If we had a president that was more concerned with all that is happening in the world instead of being so interested in getting his supporters elect ed, then there would likely be no need to place blame on the previous president nearly six years after taking over the ofce. If we had a president who was concerned for justice for all instead of just those few that he decides should have justice then we may have peace in the streets. If we had a president who received good instead of suspect intelligence we may have gotten two Americans out of the hands of ISIS. (Oops, it was Bush that got the suspect intelligence was it not?) If we had a president who had upheld the strength of the United States instead of weakening it we may be in a better position in the world today instead of a laughing stock. If is indeed a fruitless word. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net C Our Town Page 11 During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news ISIL and NFL and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious. Its a wonder that President Barack Obama hasnt pledged to bring NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to justice. Such is the weight the press has put on the NFLs punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for punching his then-ancee that Denis McDonough, the presidents chief of staff, had to weigh in on Meet the Press: We all know Ray Rice being suspended indenitely seems to be exactly the right thing. On the NFL, the media has lost its collective mind. Its as if the people who masterminded CNNs programming after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been put in charge of all press coverage of the NFL, and brought to the task the same sense of proportion, good taste and dignity that char acterized the networks handling of the missing plane. The coverage of the Rice elevator video managed to combine moralistic preening with voyeuristic pandering. Everyone on TV professed to be so outraged by domestic violence that they had to show a clip of a woman getting viciously punched, over and over again (until many of the networks nally recoiled from their own overkill). At least the NFL gets its ratings by broadcasting images of men hitting other men. In recent weeks, youd think that the fate of justice in America depends on how harshly the NFL punishes a few miscreants. Only if Ray Rice and accused child-abuser Adrian Peterson are banished can women and children be safe from violence and abuse. This is patently absurd. The NFL is a sports league. More specically, it is a business that stages violent spectacles that will damage the brains of some signicant portion of its participants. We shouldnt expect it to set our societys standards. No matter how many sermons we hear to the contrary, the NFL is not the key to ghting domestic violence. Domestic violence declined 63 percent from 1994 to 2012, according to the Justice Department even though the NFL had a lenient policy toward domestic abusers across this period. Nor is the NFL the sink of criminality you might assume from the headlines. Benjamin Morris of FiveThirtyEight writes that arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range. (Although do mestic violence accounts for a disproportionate share of the arrests for violent crimes.) It is true that Ray Rice should have gotten more than the initial two-game suspension for his shocking assault on Janay, and the NFL needs a clear, certain policy for punishing such offenses. This should occupy every sports journalist eager to validate his or her seriousness by delving into social commentary (which is to say, most of them). It shouldnt be a dominant news story across all media for weeks. No one seems to care how the vortex of outrage affects the victim, Janay, who married Rice after the incident. She gets to see that horrible night replayed everywhere, to hear people bray for the end of her husbands career and to receive lectures from people who presume to know whats best for her and her marriage. Now, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the new focus of outrage. Facing child-abuse charges for disciplining his son with a switch, he is taken as a symbol of the noxiousness of all corporal punishment. This is all so wildly disproportionate that perhaps something more than the usual ax-grinding, ratings-chase and group-think is at work. It may be that these cases are ways to express a deeper discomfort with the NFL, which sacrices mens bodies and minds for our viewing pleasure every week. That, of course, is something in which everyone who enjoys football is implicated and isnt such a ready subject for table-thumping condemnations. Rich Lowry is the editor of the National Review. Readers may reach him at comments.lowry@ nationalreview.com. The medias absurd NFL obsession Rich Lowry If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politicians deserve greater trust on matters of national security. At a moment when Amer icans feel threatened by rising terrorist move ments and authoritarian regimes, that nding is politically salient and proves that amnesia is the most durable afiction of our democracy. Every year around this time, ever since 2001, we promise never to forget the victims of 9/11, the courage of the rst responders and the sacrice of the troops sent to avenge them all. Our poignant recollections seem to be faulty, however, obliterating the hardest truths about that terrible event, as well as the long aftermath that continues to this day. The result, attested to by those polls, is that Republicans escape responsibility for the derelictions and bad decisions of their partys leaders at crucial moments in the recent past. Not long after the 9/11 attacks occurred, the Republican noise machine instantly began blaring a message of blame aimed at former President Bill Clinton, insisting that he had ignored the threat posed by al-Qaida during his White House tenure. That accusation was wholly false, but discovering the truly culpable wasnt easy because President George W. Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, worked hard to prevent a full investigation by the 9/11 Commission. In due course, that probe revealed how Bush and Cheney had ignored clear warnings from Clinton himself, from counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke and nally from the CIA on Aug. 6, 2001 that al-Qaida was preparing to strike the homeland. Preoccupied by their tax cuts and their plans for an invasion of Iraq, they had done nothing. The country and the world rallied around Bush as he declared war on the Taliban and sent U.S. and NATO troops into Afghanistan. But thanks to the incompetence of Bush, Cheney and their military command, not only did Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammad Omar escape and remain at large for years but also the entire effort eventually collapsed into futility, with no plausible goal or exit strategy. It soon became clear that the Bush White House and Defense Department had other sh to fry, over a few borders in Baghdad. Even the most for getful citizens probably recall how Bush, Cheney, their national security advisers and their allies in Congress misled the nation into war against Iraq, falsely alarming us about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. They may even recall how those great Republican statesmen pursued the invasion, lawlessly and without adequate preparation or clear objectives, costing thousands upon thousands of Iraqi and American lives and trillions of dollars. Their actions led to horric human rights and Geneva Conventions violations; they embarrassed the United States and enhanced the regional inuence of the ayatollahs in Iran. And now, of course, the current dismal situ ation in Iraq unfairly blamed on President Barack Obama is a direct consequence of the war, the American occupation and the divisive sectarian government installed in Baghdad by the Bush administration, which also disbanded the Iraqi army and all of Iraqs government institutions. Without the destruction inicted on that coun try especially on its Sunni population by Bush and Cheney, there would be no burgeoning Islamic State today. Disremembering all of those unpleasant facts, voters may well consider the Republican Party better able to manage foreign and defense policy. After all, Republicans have long styled themselves as the tough-guy daddy party and bamboozled much of the public with that image. What remains to be seen is how much more of their brilliant stewardship this country and the world can survive. To nd out more about Joe Conason, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators. com. Amnesia: Why the GOP leads on national security Joe Conason VIEWPOINT BREAKINGNEWS!Log onto www.sunnewspapers.net f or the latest updates.For more Words of Comfort, go to www.wordsofcomfort.net rfn tbf bn ff rttb f tt tttf f f tf f tf OR ttfftttftf ttttff ftftffftttf tfVENICE 1965C S. Tamiami 497-3267 PT. CHARLOTTE 2586 N. 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Our Town Page 12 C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS A local artist announced that she will be featured in the juried art annual titled International Contemporary Masters. Becky Van Pelt of Punta Gorda, who also is the founder of the Arcadia Opera House Artists, sent in a press release about her selection, also noting that she will take part in an exhibition in 2015 at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, where she and other artists from the publication will be presented. The Opera House Artists, who have a gallery in the Old Opera House in downtown Arcadia, currently have their art on exhibit at the Visual Art Center, 210 Maude St., Punta Gorda. Van Pelt and others from the Opera House group will be at the VAC for a meet-and-greet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. The exhibit will continue in the Goff Gallery at the VAC through Oct. 3. More information about the Opera House Artists is available at www.arcadia operahouseartists.com; you can reach the VAC at 941-639-8810, or visit http://visualartcenter.org. The International Contemporary Masters publication is distributed to museums, galleries, collectors, interior designers, libraries and curators, according to Van Pelts press release. More of Van Pelts art can be seen at Lexington Manor in Port Charlotte, and at the Opera House gallery. She also has a website, www.becky vanpelt.com. Would-be entrepreneurs soon may receive a boost in Charlotte County, as the Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute recently garnered $3,500 toward small-business training classes here, according to a press release from Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. The funding was provided jointly by the county and the Enterprise Charlotte Foundation, the release states, to sponsor the next Port Charlotte MicroEnterprise course, set to begin Sept. 30. The course, which aims to help emerging entrepreneurs start new ventures and grow small businesses, runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Charlotte Technical Center in Port Charlotte, and topics will include accounting, marketing, insurance and funding. Upon course completion, those participants who are eligible then can apply for a microloan collateral guarantee from Goodwill, the press release shows. The cost to attendees is $65. To apply, go to www.goodwillsw.org/ microenterprise. For more information, call 239-995-2106, ext. 2219. Compiled by Marion PutmanInternational publication features local artist PHOTO PROVIDED BY BECKY VAN PELTPunta Gorda Artist Becky Van Pelt has been accepted into an International Art Publication, titled International Contemporary Masters. She also will participate in an exhibition at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY BECKY VAN PELTAbove and below: Examples of Becky Van Pelts artwork. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOYCE ARENZPort Charlotte Garden Club members were excited to learn many cooking, household and ornamental uses for herbs from Dennis Gretton, guest speaker from D & D Growers, who brought many species of herbs to the September meeting, and taught about growing and using herbs in recipes. His lemon thyme and chocolate mint cookie samples were a real treat. Here, club member Bob Wilk purchases four types of ginger plants from Gretton. The garden club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from September to May at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail (between Midway and West Tarpon boulevards), Port Charlotte. The group has guest speakers and eld trips, and members share their common love of plants. All are invited; membership chairwoman Linda Ball will greet you and answer any questions. News ofnote HAVE SOMETHING NOTEWORTHY?If you have some News of Note youd like to share accomplishments, accolades, neighbors helping neighbors and other happy happen ings, email it to mputman@ sun-herald.com. Pictures (in .jpg format, please) are welcome too! PHOTO PROVIDED BY BILL JONESA gorgeous sunset blazes over Deep Creek after recent summer rains. POW/MIA Recognition DayThe Military Heritage Museum and the U.S. Paratroopers will present Keeping the Promise, a commemorative ceremony in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, at 1 p.m. today in Center Court at Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. In addition to the keynote address by Kim Lovejoy, the program will include a reading of the names of Floridas missing from the Vietnam conict, and an explanation of the POW/MIA Remembrance Tree and the Missing Man table. This will be followed by a reception in the museum. Vietnam POW Capt. Luis Chirichigno, who is honored with a permanent display in the museum, will be on hand during the reception to talk to guests about his experiences. The program and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-575-9002. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEF 50475476 Dr. Ida Gagliardi Welcomes Dr. Cecille Sales to our Port Charlotte medical office. Dr. Sales studied at The University of the Philippines and trained at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Accepting New Patients 239-344-2306 for appointment at our Port Charlotte office located at 4300 Kings Hwy. #210 Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MF Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances accepted. Patients with or without insurance seen. Discounted fees available. Hire Craftsmen, Not Installers A+ Rated 50470012 Between Teresa and Atwater 2 Blks East of Home Depot 19875 Veterans Blvd. K U S T O M I Z E D K U R B I N G K U S T O M I Z E D K U R B I N G K USTOMIZED K URBING W E W A N T Y O U R B U S I N E S S ! 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Our Town Page 14 C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS New Leaders start journey New class member for 2015, Brian Beane, with his grand mother, Mary Presley. James West accompanied new class member for 2015, Ceres Austria, to the reception at South Port Square. Mike Riley, from the class of 1997, with Charlotte County Sheri Bill Prummell, who was in the class of 2011. Right: Class members from 2010 came out to support the new Leadership Charlotte class of 2015. Below: The Leadership class of 2014 gives the class of 2015 best wishes for the upcoming year. Jill Ferguson, from the class of 2013, chats with class of 2010 alumna Ann Banting, while Donna Listenberger, Rick Ilmberg, Deborah McMullen and Sue Garand photobomb them. Friends and classmates from 2014, Suzanne Roberts and Donna Listenberger, are all smiles at the inductee ceremony. Left: Class of 2012 alumna Celene Galvin joins Nancy Prafke, from the class of 2009, at the reception for the new members of Leadership Charlotte 2015. Members of the Leadership Charlotte Hall of Fame: W. Kevin Russell, Mike Riley, Harvey Goldberg and Rex Koch. Former Leadership Charlotte members Trudy Overbey, Harvey Goldberg and Celene Galvin at the event. Mary Fred Clemmons, new class member Norm Wilson, class of 1992 alumnus Bob Armstrong and his wife Sandy Armstrong attend the reception Thursday.SUN PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATESSouth Port Square in Port Charlotte on Thursday played host to the inductee ceremony for the Leadership Charlotte class of 2015. With family, friends and alumni going back to 1989 in attendance, the new class begins their journey. They are: Ceres Austria, Brian Beane, Roger Eaton, Jared Forma, Alex French, Jason Green, Patti Guerzo, Diane Harper, John Houseman, Linda Kilcullen, Martha Litson, Kim Maddy, Ashley Maher, Alexia Martin, Carla Nix, David Oliver, Lara Praizner, Gabrielle Reinick, Fletcher Rush, Osco Simpson, Tony Smith, Barb Ward, Bob White, Steve Wierhake, Norm Wilson, and co-chairs Ed Hill and Kathy Robinson.
www.sunnewspapers.net SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 T he Wire INSIDE One year after the mall assault, many of the Kenyan capitals shopping areas remain protected by unarmed, poorly trained security guards. Page 6 Kenya: 1 year after mall attack The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade, funded largely by Homeland Security grants. But judges have said people dont have the right to know. Page 2 License plate scanner networks track drivers Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. Page 6 Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the Chinese middle class. Page 2 Alibaba stock soars in trading debut Encouraged, investors sent stocks to record highs this week. The S&P 500 index has now climbed 9 percent in 2014, better than the average gain for a full year. Page 7 Stocks drift amid Alibaba IPO STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER PARIS France is back at Americas side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bushs war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the rst country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from the United Arab Emirates, two French Rafale jets red four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul, part of the territory the militants have overrun in Iraq and neighbor ing Syria, ofcials said. An Iraqi military spokesman said dozens of extremist ghters were killed in the strikes. A French military ofcial said a damage assessment had not been completed, while showing reporters aerial images of targets hit. Ofcials said it was at a former military installation seized by the group. One analyst said the French action was more symbolic than substantive Frances military means in the region are limited but it could give political cover for France joins Islamic State fightBy JAMEY KEATENASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOThis photo provided Friday by the French Armys video and photo department ECPAD shows a Rafale jet fighter landing in Al Dhafra base, UAE, after a strike in Iraq Friday. EDINBURGH, Scotland Following a long night that brought oods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to promises of more powers for Scotland. The result 55 percent to 45 percent was more decisive than pollsters had foreseen and prompted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who led the unsuccessful Yes campaign, to resign. But it meant almost half of Scotlands more than 5 million people woke up in a country, the United Kingdom, that they wished to leave. Queen Elizabeth II, who has kept out of the political debate, said Friday that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect the result. In a statement from her Scottish home at Balmoral castle, the monarch said despite the range of views that have been expressed, we have in common an enduring love of Scotland, which is one of the things that helps to unite us all.Scotland to stay in UKBy JILL LAWLESSASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOSNo supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate a result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-ung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could have ended the countrys 307-year union with England. A counting sta member yawns as they count ballot papers through the night in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday. British Prime Minister David Cameron reads a statement to the media about Scotlands referendum results, outside his ocial residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Friday.SCOTLAND | 4Country votes against independence, 55-45 percent BELL, Fla. Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit familys troubled and tragic past. The patriarch, Don Spirit, who police say killed his daughter and his six grandchildren before committing suicide, served time a decade ago after he accidentally shot his son to death during a hunting trip. His daughter, 28-year-old Sarah Lorraine Spirit, was on probation at the time Florida town knew shooter had troubled pastBy TAMARA LUSH and LAURA WIDES-MUNOZASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSSHOOTER | 4 AP PHOTOOcials walk along NW 29th Terrace near the scene of a shooting on Thursday in Bell, Fla. TALLAHASSEE A bitter dispute pitting Republican political consultants against groups who challenged Floridas congressional map spilled out in front of the states highest court on Friday. The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether or not secret evidence should have been used during a landmark redistricting trial. The evidence, which included 31 pages of emails and documents, was reviewed by the judge but has not been made public. 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Page 2 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 NATIONAL NEWS | NATIONUtah doctor gets up to life in wifes murderPROVO, Utah (AP) A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a truecrime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster. The long-awaited sentence came seven years after prosecutors say Martin MacNeill knocked out his wife with drugs prescribed following cosmetic surgery and left her to die in a bathtub so he could begin a new life with his mistress. My fathers facade has now crumbled, said Alexis Somers, who asked the judge to give MacNeill the maximum penalty. My father is a monster. He has never shown remorse for any of his crimes. He must be held accountable for his actions. Judge Derek Pullan gave the 58-year-old MacNeill the harshest term possible: at least 15 years and up to life on the murder charge, plus one to 15 years on an obstruction-of-justice charge. A third sentence in a separate sexual abuse case adds another one to 15 years.New York march seeks to be largest climate eventNEW YORK (LA Times) Meaye Ndoye, a 34-year-old student from Brooklyn, volunteers frequently in his community, but hes never participated in the type of public march that seems to occur on a weekly basis here, calling for an end to Americas military pres ence in Iraq or protesting the NYPD or celebrating unions. But thats going to change Sunday, when he participates in what organizers are hoping will be the largest march ever about climate change. Organizers of the Peoples Climate March are expecting anywhere from 100,000 to 400,000 people from more than 1,000 organizations to turn out Sunday and raise their voices ahead of a U.N. summit on climate change Tuesday. Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74CINCINNATI (AP) Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from avored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall. Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners door-to-door and earned a six-gure income from selling peanuts. He had a bigger-thanlife personality, his daughter said Friday. He could sell anything to anybody. Radcliff had spotted a slush machine at a 1970 Chicago trade show and saw the possibilities of icy sweet drinks that could be made for a few pennies. He thought the sound of icy crystals hitting the cup, the smell and taste of avorings and the texture pleased all the senses. The family story goes that he, sister Phyllis and their mother, Thelma, sat on a front porch drinking beer and writing down possible names on a brown paper bag before agreeing that Slush Puppie was the best candidate. NEW YORK (AP) Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class. The sharp demand for shares sent the market value of the e-commerce giant soaring well beyond that of Amazon, eBay and even Facebook. The initial public offering was on track to be the worlds largest, with the possibility of raising as much as $25 billion. Jubilant CEO Jack Ma stood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as eight Alibaba customers, including an American cherry farmer and a Chinese Olympian, rang the opening bell. We want to be bigger than Walmart, Ma told CNBC. We hope in 15 years, people say this is a company like Microsoft, IBM, Walmart. They changed, shaped the world. The companys online ecosystem stands apart from most e-commerce rivals because it does not sell anything directly, preferring to connect individuals and small businesses. It enjoyed a surge in U.S. popularity over the past two weeks as executives made sales pitches based on Alibabas strong revenue and big ambitions. There are very few companies that are this big, grow this fast and are this profitable, Wedbush analyst Gil Luria said. Trading under the ticker BABA, shares opened at $68 and hit nearly $100 within hours. By the end of the day, the stock rose $25.89, or 38 percent, to close at $93.89. Some Institutional investors, such as banks or hedge funds, were able to buy the stock at $68 per share, the amount set Thursday evening. Most other investors had to wait until shares started trading publicly, which meant paying a much higher price after adjustments for demand. Alibabas Taobao, TMall and other platforms account for some 80 percent of Chinese online commerce. Most of the companys 279 million active buyers visit the sites at least once a month on smartphones and other mobile devices, adding to the stocks attractiveness as online shopping shifts away from laptop and desktop machines. Online spending by Chinese shoppers is forecast to triple from its 2011 size by 2015. Beyond that, Alibaba has said it plans to expand into emerging markets and, eventually, into Europe and the U.S. The company does not compete with its mer chants or hold inventory, serving instead as a conduit that links buyers and sellers of all kinds. The business model is really interesting. Its not just an eBay. Its not an Amazon. Its not a Paypal. Its all of that and much more, said Reena Aggarwal, a professor at Georgetown.Alibaba stock soars in trading debut AP PHOTOJack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the companys IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday in New York. LOS ANGELES (AP) A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to nd out how the infor mation is being used. The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade, funded largely by Homeland Security grants. But judges including one weighing in Friday have said people dont have the right to know. In that case, a tech entrepreneur ghting for access to his own les is trying to make the point that people cant nd out what kind of information is being collected about them and how its being used. If Im not being investigated for a crime, there shouldnt be a secret police le on me that details where I go, where I shop, where I visit, Michael Robertson, 47, told The Associated Press. Thats crazy, Nazi police-type stuff. But a San Diego judge Thursday tentatively denied his request. The judge said San Diegos regional planning agency doesnt have to honor the request under Californias open records law because the information captured in every scan is part of a law enforcement investigation. Robertsons attorney said his client, who founded and later sold the MP3.com digital musical service, will appeal if Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal makes her decision nal after hearing arguments Friday. The decision comes less than a month after another state judge denied a request by the ACLU of Southern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for one week of records on all vehicles collected by the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. The systems in use around the U.S. are gov erned by a patchwork of local laws and regulations that have not standardized how theyre used and who has access to the information they collect. About 7 in 10 law enforcement agencies used license plate scanners in 2012 and an overwhelming majority planned to acquire such systems or expand their use, according to a study by the Police Executive Research Forum, a research and policy group. Civil liberties advocates say these les need to be open to public scrutiny to prevent government overreach and unconstitutional privacy invasions. On the other side are government and law enforcement ofcials who say theyre not misusing the systems and that tracking and storing the data can help with criminal investigations, either to incriminate or exonerate a suspect.Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers CHICAGO (AP) Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol. Daniel never intended for the fake account to be seen by anyone other than his friends, and it never attracted more than a few dozen followers. But within weeks the raunchy par ody led to a police raid of his home and ignited a debate about online satire, free speech and the limits of a mayors power. Now Daniel is taking the matter to federal court in a lawsuit alleging the city violated his civil rights. The 29-year-old, who works as a tavern cook in his hometown, modeled the tweets on those of other fake accounts that lampoon sports stars by tweeting in a voice that appears drunk. He was dumbfounded when Twitter suspended the account. I was like, Well, OK, thats the end of that chapter, he told The Associated Press. Except it wasnt. A few weeks later, four police ofcers acting on a complaint from Mayor Jim Ardis raided the home Daniel shares with several roommates, seizing computers and smartphones. Daniel discovered that the type of spoof that might be tolerated or even welcomed as attery in Chicago, New York or Hollywood can play differently in smaller cities in middle America, like Peoria, a manufacturing center of 120,000 people. After the April raid, Peorias public prosecutor declined to le charges, but with the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Daniel led the lawsuit, which he hopes sends a warning to others in power. The raid unleashed waves of criticism much of it on social media, where fake pro les of celebrities and prominent politicians have long proliferated. Authorities sought warrants on the basis that Daniel falsely impersonated a public ofcial. The fake account used the handle @peoriamayor and included Ardis ofcial photo, email address and a link to the mayors bio on the citys website. Ardis saw the account as an attempt to steal his identity. Daniel only added the parody label required under Twitters terms of service a few days after creating the account when he noticed that people he did not know were starting to follow him. Even without the label, an account that is clearly a parody is protected, legal experts say. 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Page 4 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year. Today in history On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. (Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.) On this dateIn 1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy. In 1911, the British liner RMS Olympic collided with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight; although seriously damaged, the Olympic was able to return to Southampton under its own power. In 1947, former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia died. In 1954, the live TV drama Twelve Angry Men was presented on CBS Westinghouse Studio One anthology series, with Robert Cummings playing the lone holdout juror later portrayed by Henry Fonda in the 1957 movie version. In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. was seriously wounded during a book signing at a New York City department store when Izola Curry stabbed him in the chest. (Curry was later found mentally incompetent.) In 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.) In 1964, The Beatles concluded their first full-fledged U.S. tour by performing in a charity concert at the Paramount Theater in New York. In 1973, in their so-called battle of the sexes, tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astrodome. In 1984, a suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing at least 14 people, including two Americans and 12 Lebanese. Todays birthdays Singer Gogi Grant is 90. Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 85. Actress Sophia Loren is 80. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor is 79. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur is 63. Actor Gary Cole is 58. Rock musician Randy Bradbury (Pennywise) is 50. Actress Kristen Johnston is 47. Rock musician Ben Shepherd is 46. Actress-model Moon Bloodgood is 39. Actor Jon Bernthal is 38. Singer The Dream is 37. Actor Charlie Weber is 36. Rock musician Rick Woolstenhulme (Lifehouse) is 35. Actress Crystle Stewart is 33. Actor Aldis Hodge is 28. ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl. Online court records dont list an attorney for 29-year-old Earl Munoz who remained jailed Tuesday. The Johnstown man faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 24 for the bur glary Altoona police say occurred shortly after 4:25 a.m. Saturday. The Altoona Mirror reports the couple rst saw Munoz as the husband was leaving to drive his wife to work. When the husband returned 20 minutes later, he found an open window and a shoeprint on a bucket beneath the window. The husband reported only candy was stolen. Police say Munoz had a Chick-O-Stick wrapper in his pockets along with two small bags of cocaine.ODD NEWS Drunk prowler stole only couples candy sued, which included the League of Women Voters of Florida, contend the documents proved that the consultants worked in concert with Republican legislators to violate the states Fair Districts amendments. Those amendments say legislators cannot draw up districts to favor incumbents or a political party. A circuit judge in July ruled that two congressional districts were improperly drawn to aid Republicans so legislators changed them during an August special session. Judge Terry Lewis cited the secret evidence as crucial in helping him reach his verdict. Justices, who have no timetable to rule on the evidence dispute, held an hourlong hearing during which attorney Kent Safriet argued that his clients have First Amendment rights that allow them to keep their political activities private. He said the evidence should have never been used by Lewis and should remain under seal. The hearing even turned testy at the very end when Safriet began arguing that redistricting amendments were possibly unconstitutional if they eclipsed his clients free speech rights. Pat Bainter, president and owner of Data Targeting, went even further in a statement, calling the ongoing tussle over the evidence the culmination of a legal assault and press sensationalism as to whether or not I, a private citizen, have the right to petition my government without fear of a political inquisition into my private matters. Bainter said that the very institutional integrity of the Florida Supreme Court is at stake in this matter. Justice Barbara Pariente, however, was skeptical with those arguments. She pointed out that his clients did not assert a First Amendment privilege on the documents until after a judge had held his client in contempt for failing to turn them over as initially requested. She said she was concerned that Bainter and his employ ees had engaged in an obfuscation of legitimate discovery requests. Justice Ricky Polston pointed out that the requested documents were included in the original subpoena to Bainter and his company and suggested that he had waived his right to contest the request when he did not initially object to it. John Mills, an attorney representing the coalition groups that sued the Legislature, said Bainter initially insisted to the groups that he was following the redistricting process for fun while the documents show he was helping circumvent the restrictions put in place. Mills also said there were zero reasons for any of the documents to remain private.HEARINGFROM PAGE 1 she was killed. Two men who fathered her slain children are locked up. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz couldnt say Friday what may have led up to the shootings. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday afternoon from his home to say that he might hurt himself or others. By the time a deputy arrived at his mobile home along a dirt road, Spirit had committed suicide. Theres still a lot of unanswered questions. Theres going to be questions that were never going to get answered, Schultz said. Bell, a town of some 500 people, is south of Tallahassee, west of Gainesville and about three hours north of Tampa. Unlike much of Florida, its not known for theme parks or beaches or tourist spots. Here, large dairy farms dot the gently rolling hills and most people spend their free time dirt biking, hunting or shing. Its common for residents to live in mobile homes on several acres, and Don Spirit was no different. Several hundred people were at the local high school football game Friday night, many wearing white in honor of the victims. Danielle Barry, 27, grew up in Bell, but now lives in a town about a half-hour away. She was a high school classmate of Sarah Spirit. I got off work early to at least wear the white shirt and support every one the best I could, she said, choking back tears. Never live for tomorrow because tomorrow isnt promised. She said Sarah was a really good girl, she had a lot of potential. Its unclear when Don Spirit rst arrived in Bell. Criminal records show he was in the Tampa area in the midto late-1990s. There, he was charged with a variety of offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident involving death. The details of that case couldnt be obtained Friday. Schultz said Don Spirit couldnt legally have a gun because he had a felony record. Killed from gunshot wounds were Sarah Spirit and her children: Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11; Kylie Kuhlmann, 9; Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8; Destiny Stewart, 5; Brandon Stewart, 4; and Alanna Stewart, who was born in June. Schultz said they were found all over the property. He wouldnt elaborate. According to Gilchrist County criminal records, Sarah Spirit was arrested Aug. 26 for violating her probation. Its unclear when she was released. In 2001, Don Spirit was convicted in a case where he accidentally shot and killed his 8-year-old son, Kyle, Sarahs younger brother.SHOOTERFROM PAGE 1 Still, Yes supporters have rst to get over their bitter disappointment. This time, I thought my vote would count for something, said truck driver Calum Noble, 25, his voice cracking with emotion as a drizzly mist enveloped the Scottish city of Glasgow. I wanted a better country, but its all been for nothing. I dont believe we will get any of the things the London politicians promised. Salmonds impassioned plea to launch a new nation fell short, with Scots choosing instead the security of remaining in union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Yet the independence drive tapped a wellspring of youth and energy that campaigners vowed would endure. My time as leader is nearly over, but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream shall never die, Salmond said Friday as he announced he would step down as rst minister and leader of the Scottish National Party in November. Salmond said Thursdays vote on independence had been galvanizing, wonderful, empowering. We now have the opportunity to hold Westminsters feet to the re on the vow that they have made to devolve further meaningful power to Scotland, he said. In the last weeks of the campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron and other London-based politicians vowed more autonomy for Scotland if voters rejected separation. A visibly relieved Cameron said Friday he would stick to his word on further powers for each of the U.K. four regions a pledge that could change the country forever. Promising to give Scotland new powers on taxes, spending and welfare, Cameron told reporters outside his Downing Street ofce that the new plans would be agreed upon by November, with draft legislation by January. Just as the people of Scotland will have more power over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs, Cameron said. The rights of these voters need to be respected, preserved and enhanced as well. Turnout in the refer endum was just under 85 percent, the highest level in Britain for more than half a century. The No campaign won by wide margins in the capital, Edinburgh, and in Aberdeen, the countrys oil center. The Yes campaign won Glasgow, Scotlands biggest city.SCOTLANDFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTONo supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday. other allies to join in and show that the U.S. is not acting alone in a country still sown with deadly violence 11 years after Saddams ouster. We are facing throat-cutters, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told a meeting of the U.N. Security Council that was called to show support for Iraqs government in battling the militants. They rape, crucify and decapitate. They use cruelty as a means of propaganda. Their aim is to erase borders and to eradicate the rule of law and civil society. For all his political and economic troubles at home, French President Francois Hollande has again shown he will use force to ght Islamic militants to help a beleaguered government. Other such operations in Iraq would continue in coming days, Hollande said, with the same goal to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities. In no case will there be French troops on the ground: This is only about planes that, in liaison with Iraqi authorities (and) in coordination with our allies, will allow for a weakening of the terrorist organization, he said. Hollande stressed that Frances actions were limited to supporting the Iraqi military or Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and wouldnt involve targets in Syria. Not so long ago, coordinated French and U.S. military strikes in Iraq might have been unthinkable. But feeding off sectarian strife in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group has destabilized the region and become a lure for jihad-minded youths from France, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond. Hollande says France is operating independently in Iraq, based on a request for airstrikes from Baghdad and in coordination with its allies. The U.S. Central Command said Thursday the U.S. military has conducted 176 airstrikes in Iraq since Aug. 8. Broadly unpopular at home, Hollande has nonetheless drawn praise for a muscular foreign policy. Iraq is the third country in which he has authorized repower: French troops largely purged al-Qaida-linked militants from Mali in 2011, and have sought to end sectarian violence in Central African Republic. In 2011, France and the U.S., as well as Britain, did the heavy lifting in the NATO-led airstrikes in Libya. Last year, France was ready to join possible U.S. military action against President Bashar Assads forces in Syria, before President Barack Obama stopped short. In recent weeks, French authorities have ruefully suggested that the U.S. inaction fostered the rise of jihadists in the region. On Monday, Hollande hosted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from more than two dozen countries that pledged to help Iraq ght the extremist group, which has drawn widespread condemnation for its brutality including the beheadings of Western hostages.FRANCEFROM PAGE 1 (LA Times) Passengers of a JetBlue flight that made an emergency landing in Long Beach on Thursday described how smoke and fumes from an engine fire filled the cabin moments before the captain told them over the public address system to brace themselves. Flight 1416 took off about 9:15 a.m. and had climbed to an altitude of about 9,400 feet when a warning signal that one of the engines was over heating came on, ofcials said. The pilot then initiated an extinguishing agent after smoke was seen coming from the engine and lled the cabin, said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Hein. Among the passengers was Twlight actor Jackson Rathbone, who took to social media to describe the ordeal. Rathbone tweeted that the engine exploded, the cabin began filling with smoke and the pilot banked sharply back toward the airport. Another passenger on the plane, Dana Point resident Dean Delbaugh, told USA Today that smoke came billowing out of the air vents and filled up the cabin. Flight attendants manually deployed oxygen masks, he said. The fumes were ridiculous, he said. I can still kind of taste them in my mouth. As the jetliner approached the runway, the pilot told passengers over the public address system to brace themselves, according to Rathbone. After the plane landed safely, passengers were evacuated from the plane using emergency slides, authorities said. Long Beach Airport officials said there were 142 passengers and five crew members aboard the flight. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net WIRE Page 5 STATE NEWS (Tampa Bay Times) Median household income in Tampa Bay has sunk lower than it was in 2010, the early days of recovery from the Great Recession, cementing the bay areas dead-last ranking in income among the countrys 25 biggest metro areas. Things arent much better across the state. Miami, the only other Florida city on the list, comes in at second lowest. Tampa Bay and Miami are the only two metro areas with median household income languishing below $50,000. (Median income means half are above that and half below.) Im not surprised, said Mark Vitner, a senior economist with Wells Fargo, who has tracked Florida since the 1980s. Theres no getting around that a lot of the jobs weve added in the past ve years are in leisure/hospitality and in the retail trade, and they tend to pay lower wages. Those sobering statistics on household income in tandem with other economic and demographic data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week paint a grim portrait: Despite a signicant drop in unemployment, working families across Tampa Bay are still being squeezed. Based on the latest census gures, the bay areas poverty rate hasnt budged since 2010, while the percentage of residents receiving food stamps has risen. Youre not seeing a full recovery because the wage growth isnt there, said Scott Brown, chief economist for Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg. A widening income gap pushing down many in the middle class means people are running in place just to stay where they are in their standard of living, he said. Both Vitner and Brown cited the housing collapse and subsequent mixed recovery in which prices of high-end homes have risen much stronger than those of modest homes as a key reason for Tampa Bays scal funk. Before the recession, many families counted on their home as not only their biggest asset but a retirement nest egg. Thats not the case anymore. Tampa Bays wages have always been on the low side, particularly when compared with the biggest metros in the country. A year ago, the area also had the lowest household income among the top 25. On the plus side, Tampa Bay has been much more affordable than other major cities. Tampa and Jacksonville have the lowest cost of living of any metro areas along the eastern seaboard, Vitner noted. Being affordable, however, also means Tampa is viewed as an attractive option for back-ofce or call center jobs, which tend to pay less. Since the end of the recession, I dont think anything has substantially changed in terms of the kinds of jobs Florida attracts, University of Florida economist Chris McCarty said. I cant really point to any big initiatives that will attract high-paying jobs. Theres no dramatic shift. McCarty, who gauges the states consumer condence every month, said many Floridians are still wary of spending as they fret about their nances. Typically ve years out from a recession, we would be a point lower (in unemployment) and consumer condence would be 10 points higher, he said. Tampa Bays brightest economic sign has been its stunning drop in unemployment, which has tumbled from a peak of 12.5 percent in January 2010 to 6.8 percent as of July. There is cause for concern in that, too, though: Floridas unemployment rate has remained largely static throughout the year. Plus, the drop in unemployment masks a persistent problem within the workforce: a glut of people who work part time because theyre unable to nd full-time jobs and those who have temporarily given up looking out of discouragement. The unemployment rate for August comes out Friday.Sluggish recoverySince 2010, Tampa Bays unemployment has fallen from a peak of 12.5 percent to 6.8 percent. But, based on other recently released U.S. census data for 2013, the bay areas economic recovery is still elusive:$43,418Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers$36,773Median earnings for female full-time, yearround workers17.1%Percentage of area residents who were uninsured, down from 18.6 percent in 2010.15.4%Percentage of residents living below the poverty level, unchanged from 2010.22.7%Percentage of children who lived below the poverty level, up from 21.6 percent in 2010.$45,880Median household income last year, down from $46,491 in 2010.14.6%Approximate percentage of area residents receiving food stamp benets last year, up from 12.9 percent in 2010.Tampa Bay wallets leaner than 2010 | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEPoliticians prison term cut to 30 daysMIAMI (AP) Citing his extensive and ongoing cooperation with investigators, a federal judge on Friday sharply reduced the prison sentence for a former U.S. House candidate embroiled in a campaign nance probe linked to ex-Rep. David Rivera. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga cut Justin Sternads prison term from seven months to 30 days, followed by three months of house arrest. Although Sternads attorney, Rick Yabor, had requested no prison time, the judge said it was necessary to deter others. It does warrant some time served, some time for additional reection, Altonaga said. Sternad and co-defendant Ana Alliegro admitted scheming to provide more than $80,000 in secret nancing to Sternads candidacy in the 2012 Democratic House 26th District primary in an attempt to weaken eventual winner Joe Garcia. They say Rivera, a Republican, was ultimately behind the plan, but he has not been charged and denies wrongdoing.Preservation grant awarded to Miami Marine StadiumMIAMI (AP) The Getty Foundation is awarding a grant to the group leading the effort to restore and reopen the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. The Friends of Miami Marine Stadium will use the $180,000 in funding announced Thursday to hire specialists to evaluate and recommend ways to restore the facilitys concrete exterior and unusual structural underpinnings. The Miami Herald reports the foundation also awarded funding to the Sydney Opera House, Frank Lloyd Wrights Prairie-style Robie House in Chicago, and an apart ment in Paris designed by architect Le Corbusier. Miami Marine Stadium was designed by Cuban American architect Hilario Candela. It was a popular site for powerboat races and concerts but was shut down due to damage from Hurricane Andrew in 1992.Teen jogger dies after being struck by carCRESTVIEW (AP) A 17-year-old jogger died after being hit by a vehicle while on an early morning run in the Florida Panhandle. The Northwest Daily News reports Valerie Michell Camacho died Thursday, two days after a vehicle hit her as she ran along a road in Crestview. 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Yemen has had years of turmoil and division, particularly a longtime battle with perhaps the most dangerous branch of the al-Qaida terror network, separatist uprisings in the south and political upheaval that overthrew a longtime autocrat, all on top of deep poverty and tribal tensions. | WORLDResearchers locate site of gas chambers in PolandWARSAW, Poland (AP) Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps oper ated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. Israels Yad Vashem and the Majdanek State Museum in Poland, which oversees Sobibor, announced the nding Wednesday, calling it an important discovery in the eld of Holocaust research. Historians already knew that the Germans operated the gas chambers at Sobibor from April 1942 to October 1943, kill ing an estimated 250,000 Jews brought from across Europe. But they have many unanswered questions about the operation of the site because there were very few survivors and most of the site was dismantled during the war by the Germans. Photos released by the researchers show a sizeable rectangular structure with brick walls that was divided into four chambers. Haimi said they have found a number of personal items nearby, including gold teeth and jewelry. David Silberklang, a historian with Yad Vashem, said the nding will shed light on what the Jews went through until they were mur dered and could lead to a more precise estimate of the numbers killed.Australian security boosted SYDNEY (Bloomberg) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced extra armed patrols for parliament while the military beefed up security at its bases after a series of raids aimed at countering a home-grown threat from the Islamic State. Intelligence agencies detected chatter this month between Australians ghting in Iraq and Syria and their supporters at home that federal parliament in Canberra could be targeted, Prime Minister Abbott told reporters Friday in Sydney. Im not aware that specic individuals have been named as part of this chatter, he said. Certainly, government, government people and parliament have been referred to. Authorities carried out the biggest anti-terrorism operation in the countrys history Thursday, thwarting an alleged plot by extremists in Sydney to randomly abduct a member of the public and behead them as part of the Islamic States global propaganda campaign. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone conned its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of health care workers began going house to house in crowded urban neighborhoods and remote villages, hoping to nd and isolate infected people. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged his countrymen to cooperate. The survival and dignity of each and every Sierra Leonean is at stake, he said Thursday night in an address to the nation. Health ofcials said they planned to urge the sick to leave their homes and seek treatment. There was no immediate word on whether people would be forcibly removed, though authorities warned that anyone on the streets during the lockdown without an emergency pass would be subject to arrest. More than 2,600 people have died in West Africa over the past nine months in the biggest outbreak of the virus ever recorded, with Sierra Leone accounting for more than 560 of those deaths. Many fear the crisis will grow far worse, in part because sick people afraid of dying at treatment centers are hiding in their homes, potentially infecting others. However, international experts warned there might not be enough beds for new patients found during the lockdown, which runs through Sunday. Most people seemed to be taking the order seriously, and there were no immediate reports of resistance. It will protect our country from this dangerous virus, said Ishmail Bangura, a Freetown resident. Many of our people have died nurses and doctors, too so if they ask us to stay home for three days, for me it is not bad. Across West Africa, health care workers have been attacked by villagers who accused them of spreading Ebola. Some citizens have also violently resisted efforts to quarantine them. As the lockdown took effect, wooden tables lay empty at the capitals usually vibrant markets, and only a dog scrounging for food could be seen on one normally crowded street in Freetown. Amid the heat and frequent power cuts, many residents sat on their front porches, chatting with neighbors. Ambulances were on standby to bring any sick people to the hospital for isolation. The health care workers also planned to hand out 1.5 million bars of soap and dispense advice on Ebola. We hope and pray that when we talk to people they will take it as counseling, said Rebecca Sesay, a community Ebola education team leader. That is why we are all out here. The World Health Organization said it has no record of any previous nationwide shutdown of this scale and suggested it has not happened since the plague devastated Europe during the Middle Ages.Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown AP PHOTOAn empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone govern ment enforces a three-day lockdown on movement of all people in an attempt to ght the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobis Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do search purses and bags, mostly earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job. Nairobi has tens of thousands of guards like Odhiambo. They guard banks, restaurants, malls and homes. They arent armed and when criminals or terrorists attack, they are often the rst casualties. Two bullets red by al-Shababs four mall attackers grazed Odhimabos scalp. At least 67 people died in the assault on Sept. 21, 2013. The guys, I saw them. They were very close to me, and I laid down on the ground when they started shooting, Odhiambo said in an interview with The Associated Press in his tiny, one-room home which he shares with his wife and four children. Im lucky. Even while I was lying down then I was praying to my god because there was nothing I could do. Somalias Islamic militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The attackers died in the siege. Later four other men were arrested and charged with aiding the assault and they are on trial. Earlier this month, nearly a year after the mall attack, a U.S. attack in Somalia killed the head of al-Shabab. One year after the mall assault, Odhiambo is without a formal job and many of the Kenyan capitals shopping areas remain protected by unarmed, poorly trained security guards who arent equipped to fend off assaults. Though, as a result of the Westgate attack, new contingents of armed security forces have been stationed at major malls. No similar attack has since taken place. Kenya authorities said they have been on high alert throughout September as the anniversary of the Westgate attack approached. Earlier this month in Uganda, authorities said they foiled a planned al-Shabab attack. Security experts say Kenya and the East Africa region remain vulnerable to attacks. There are too many targets, an innite num ber of targets if you will. There are schools, there are hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, openair markets, said Matt Bryden, the former head of the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea and an expert on al-Shabab. Al-Shabaab is prepared to hit soft targets and there is nothing any government can do to protect everywhere all of the time. The best defense is intelligence. The job of unarmed security guard is one of Kenyas most dangerous. Nearly 50 guards have died in armed attacks this year alone, said Isaac Andabwa, the secretary general of the Kenya National Private Security Workers Union. Another 100 have been seriously wounded, he said. With grenade, bomb and gunre attacks increasing in Kenya, guards should be trained in explosives and sur veillance and be given bulletproof vests and possibly guns, he said. You cannot guard the Village Market with a baton, he said, referring to an upscale mall near the U.N. ofces and the U.S. Embassy. You are only creating more insecurity and putting the lives of the people there in danger. David Odhiambo was the first Westgate victim taken to hospital. After surgery to remove the bullets from his head, he stayed there for two weeks and President Uhuru Kenyatta visited him. Five weeks after Kenyas worst-ever terror attack, his employer, Securex, wanted their $190-a-month security guard back on the job, Odhiambo said.Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed rfntbbbr ENTIRE STOCKPERMANENTLY REDUCED MERCHANDISE TAKE AN EXTRATODAY, SEPTEMBER 2040%OFF 50474916 )IlIPJirI ThJ! Nk !XTh
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The thought of preparing a tax return is daunting to many, and as of 2012, 59 percent of taxpayers paid professionals to prepare their returns. Meanwhile, according to the Federal Reserves Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013, Thirty-one percent of non-retired respondents reported having no retirement savings or pension, while 25 percent had done no retirement planning at all. Of those who have planned, 25 percent didnt know how they will pay their expenses in retirement. 2014 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK 9/18 Dear Mr. Berko: In early March 2012, I asked you about a maturing $30,000 certicate of deposit in my individual retirement account. I was thinking about putting it in a 10-year Treasury bond yielding 3.125 percent. You said absolutely not because the dollar would fall, ination would rise and interest rates would increase. So I kept that $30,000 in my IRA and missed out on two years of 3.125 percent inter est. That was lousy advice. If I hadnt listened to you, Id be getting 3.125 percent guaranteed interest for two years and an increase in that Treasury bond price. What do you think about Alibaba Group stock? TS, Gainesville, Fla. Dear TS: Mea culpa. It appears that the crazy interest rate and monetary policies of the Federal Reserve havent been inationary at all. Since 2012, the news media, economists, bankers, brokers, annuity and gold salesmen, investors, hedge fund geniuses, and bond analysts have believed ination would smother us like toxic smog. So far, inationary pressures still remain low. Also, interest rates have declined. The dollar has become hugely stronger. Despite the consistent haranguing by Fed detractors, including me, were having a party! Ive been following this market since 1952. Ive watched more water ow over the dam than you can imagine, and I still have butteries in my stomach about higher ination and interest rates. Im glad you bought that $30,000 10-year Treasury bond if it makes you less unhappy. But I know my advice (dont buy that Treasury) also came with good vodka a recommendation to buy BCE, Verizon, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Altria, Mercury General, W.P. Carey and AT&T, each yielding over 5 percent. And because youre probably a good guy, Ill explain my reasoning once again, so read my lips: Those seven solid companies pay 70 percent more than 10-year Treasury bonds, and each has raised its dividend yearly, even in lousy markets. Now, if the market crashes next month or next year or if interest rates rise, AT&T, Verizon, et al. will fall in value, but so will your Treasury bond. And the dividends from those stocks should continue to rise, and when the market goes higher (as it always has), the value of each issue will recover and probably above your basis. The value of your xed-income Treasury bond will trail far behind those stocks rising dividends. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has been getting a lot of forced press and hype lately, but some professionals wonder whether its portals and platforms will produce the revenues and prots predicted by the toadies. Some say Alibaba will double at the opening bell; others believe its bubble market madness. I suspect its partially the latter. Email Malcolm Berko at email@example.com.Inflation and interest rates Malcolm Berko Q: I am thinking of getting my real estate license. Can you tell me how much Realtors make? A: Back in the bubble days, I wrote about some Realtor-associates who were ecstatic to be making more money than the president of the United States. A Realtor responded with a letter to the editor, pointing out that the median salary of local Realtors was just $25,000. For the record, when the market crashed, many of these associates lost their homes, boats and other toys to distressed sales. Many Realtors did not sur vive in the eld due to the 2006 to 2011 downturn. Homes lost more than half their value, which means that real estate commissions were cut in half. Today, our market is much more stable, as predatory practices have been outlawed. And with the markets return to normalcy, happy days are here again, as commissions rise in tandem with home prices. I often have heard the saying: Twenty percent of the Realtors do 80 per cent of the business. Is this true? To answer that, and to determine how much Realtors make, I analyzed sales data from the MyFlorida MLS system. The data reports the total sales volume for each agent-member of the Englewood Board of Realtors during the past 365 days. The data does not include the gross commissions paid to each agent. But since 3 percent is typical, (3 percent each to the listing agent and the selling agent), well assume that agents earn 3 percent commission on their total sales volume. Based on this assumption, my analysis indicates that the median annual gross commission earned by Englewoodarea Realtors during the past 365 days has been $27,750. The median is the amount where half the Realtors made more, and half less. Realtors generally split their commissions with their broker. When I started in the business, I selected a broker that was considered typical. I kept 64 percent of my gross commission. Using this a standard, the median net commission local Realtors earn is 64 percent of $27,750. That equates to $17,760. The $17,760 is not pure prot. From this, he will pay for membership fees, lock box fees, insurance, advertising, etc. So given this, why would anyone want to be a Realtor? Heres why. The analysis also indicates that the top 20 percent of agents do 69 percent (not 80 per cent) of the total business. Those agents in the top 20 percent earned a median total of $161,220 in gross commissions during the past 365 days. That is based on $5,374,000 in sales. Realtors in the top 20 percent club generally are more skilled at keeping a greater percentage of their commissions. While the majority of Realtors nd a team environment to be their comfort zone, others undergo additional education and testing to acquire their own broker license. This entitles them to operate their own brokerage and keep 100 percent of their commissions. Brett Slattery is the broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty LLC in Rotonda West, and a real estate analyst for the Sun Coast Media Group. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@ BrettSlattery.com or www. BrettSlattery.com.How much do Realtors make? Brett Slattery NEW YORK (AP) With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its rst day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba gained $25.89 to end at $93.89. By the end of the day, the Standard & Poors 500 index fell less than a point, a sliver of a percent, to 2,010.40. It nished with its best weekly gain in a month. Alibaba lined up its initial public offer ing of stock at $68 a share the day before, raising $21.8 billion from investors. That vaulted Alibaba to the top tier of technology companies in terms of market value. Its bigger than Amazon.com but smaller than the titans of tech, Apple and Google. We know theres a lot of demand from institutional and retail investors, so its not a surprise to see it rally that quickly, said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade, the online brokerage. Alibaba was the big story Friday, but the rest of the week belonged to the Federal Reserve. At the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Fed issued a statement saying that it planned to keep its benchmark lending rate low. Some investors had earlier voiced concerns that the Fed might be in a bigger hurry to hike rates. Janet Yellen (the Feds chairwoman) told people exactly what they wanted to hear, Kinahan said. Encouraged, investors sent stocks to record highs this week. The S&P 500 index has now climbed 9 percent in 2014, better than the average gain for a full year. In other trading Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 17,279.74. The Nasdaq composite fell 13.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,579.79. German business-software company SAP announced plans to buy Concur Technologies for $7.4 billion. Concurs stock jumped $19.02, or 18 percent, to $126.82.Stocks drift amid Alibaba IPO o -,o. o........................r50.. .................................. ... .... ... .... ... .... ... .... ... . ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource: scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather.com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water TemperatureSource: National Allergy BureauPunta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY TIDES AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEXWeather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port MARINE THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110s(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)U.S. ExtremesThe Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise SetPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. AIRPORT SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLE778293999182 TODAY Mostly cloudy, scattered rain86 / 7280% chance of rainMostly cloudy, scattered rain87 / 7270% chance of rain SUNDAY Mostly cloudy, scattered rain88 / 7260% chance of rain MONDAY Mostly cloudy, scattered rain89 / 7260% chance of rain TUESDAY Scattered thunderstorms89 / 7050% chance of rain WEDNESDAY Air Quality Index readings as of FridayMain pollutant: particulatesForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Friday24 hours through 5 p.m. Friday 0.04 Month to date 3.07 Normal month to date 4.81 Year to date 37.37 Normal year to date 42.00 Record 0.97 (1982) High/Low 82/75 Normal High/Low 91/73 Record High 95 (2011) Record Low 64 (1981) Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun.Apalachicola 86 70 t 86 70 pc Bradenton 82 73 r 85 75 t Clearwater 82 73 r 86 75 t Coral Springs 87 72 t 89 74 t Daytona Beach 82 70 r 86 71 t Fort Lauderdale 87 75 t 89 77 t Fort Myers 82 72 t 85 72 t Fort Pierce 84 70 t 89 70 t Gainesville 82 67 t 86 68 t Jacksonville 80 67 t 86 66 t Key Largo 86 77 t 88 79 t Key West 87 78 t 87 79 t Kissimmee 82 71 r 87 73 t Lakeland 81 71 r 86 73 t Melbourne 83 70 r 87 72 t Miami 86 74 t 89 75 t Naples 83 74 t 85 74 t Ocala 82 66 t 85 69 t Okeechobee 82 69 t 86 70 t Orlando 83 70 r 87 72 t Panama City 85 69 pc 87 70 pc Pensacola 85 69 pc 85 70 pc Pompano Beach 88 74 t 89 76 t St. Augustine 81 71 t 83 71 t St. Petersburg 82 73 r 85 74 t Sanford 84 71 r 86 72 t Sarasota 83 73 r 86 73 t Tallahassee 86 68 t 88 67 pc Tampa 82 72 r 86 74 t Titusville 82 69 r 85 71 t Vero Beach 82 68 t 86 69 t West Palm Beach 85 72 t 87 74 t Winter Haven 83 70 r 87 72 tToday 2:24a 7:44a 1:34p 8:40p Sun. 2:45a 8:27a 2:21p 9:12p Today 1:01a 6:00a 12:11p 6:56p Sun. 1:22a 6:43a 12:58p 7:28p Today 12:06a 4:21a 11:16a 5:17p Sun. 12:27a 5:04a 12:03p 5:49p Today 2:56a 8:13a 2:06p 9:09p Sun. 3:17a 8:56a 2:53p 9:41p Today 10:26a 4:39a 11:37p 5:35p Sun. 11:13a 5:22a 11:53p 6:07p SW 3-6 0-1 Light ENE 7-14 1-3 Light 86/72 82/72 82/73 84/76 84/74 82/72 83/72 84/73 82/72 83/73 83/73 81/70 83/70 82/70 83/70 82/73 83/71 82/75 84/74 83/74 83/72 82/72 83/74 81/72 83/73 82/73 84/77 82/72 83/7285Pollen Index readings as of Friday Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun.Albuquerque 86 62 pc 79 62 t Anchorage 58 45 r 55 40 s Atlanta 80 62 pc 85 65 pc Baltimore 79 57 pc 83 59 t Billings 74 49 s 76 54 s Birmingham 84 64 s 87 64 pc Boise 84 60 s 80 60 pc Boston 73 63 pc 79 63 c Buffalo 77 62 pc 71 49 t Burlington, VT 71 63 pc 72 53 sh Charleston, WV 80 61 pc 76 54 t Charlotte 80 58 pc 85 63 s Chicago 77 59 t 68 49 pc Cincinnati 80 65 pc 76 50 c Cleveland 79 61 pc 71 50 sh Columbia, SC 83 63 pc 87 66 s Columbus, OH 81 67 pc 76 52 sh Concord, NH 70 57 pc 78 57 c Dallas 91 72 pc 91 72 t Denver 80 54 pc 72 55 t Des Moines 82 58 pc 71 50 s Detroit 76 61 t 69 47 c Duluth 67 50 c 63 46 pc Fairbanks 54 38 r 50 33 c Fargo 71 50 sh 69 47 pc Hartford 74 62 pc 80 57 c Helena 76 46 s 80 50 s Honolulu 91 76 s 91 76 s Houston 87 71 pc 87 70 pc Indianapolis 80 64 pc 73 47 c Jackson, MS 90 67 s 90 68 pc Kansas City 85 61 t 73 51 pc Knoxville 83 61 s 82 57 pc Las Vegas 94 72 s 92 71 pc Los Angeles 82 65 pc 81 64 pc Louisville 83 68 s 80 53 t Memphis 88 69 pc 87 62 c Milwaukee 76 57 t 65 47 pc Minneapolis 75 54 pc 68 51 s Montgomery 85 66 s 89 67 pc Nashville 84 66 s 82 56 t New Orleans 88 74 pc 89 73 pc New York City 76 66 pc 80 62 pc Norfolk, VA 78 69 sh 81 68 s Oklahoma City 87 67 c 88 61 t Omaha 83 57 pc 72 50 s Philadelphia 80 65 pc 82 62 pc Phoenix 96 80 pc 98 78 pc Pittsburgh 78 62 pc 73 51 t Portland, ME 66 58 c 74 57 c Portland, OR 88 60 s 88 58 s Providence 73 63 pc 79 61 c Raleigh 80 61 pc 85 64 s Salt Lake City 86 62 s 77 58 t St. Louis 87 68 pc 77 55 pc San Antonio 89 74 pc 89 72 pc San Diego 78 69 pc 79 68 pc San Francisco 75 62 pc 74 61 pc Seattle 77 57 s 83 58 s Washington, DC 83 63 pc 87 64 t Amsterdam 71 56 t 64 51 sh Baghdad 106 76 s 100 69 s Beijing 82 60 s 81 64 s Berlin 74 59 t 69 49 t Buenos Aires 69 50 pc 64 56 s Cairo 89 71 s 89 71 s Calgary 68 47 s 73 47 s Cancun 88 77 t 86 76 t Dublin 62 45 sh 61 43 pc Edmonton 68 42 s 79 44 s Halifax 63 58 s 71 63 r Kiev 67 50 pc 64 51 pc London 70 54 c 63 47 pc Madrid 77 56 pc 81 57 pc Mexico City 75 56 t 73 56 t Montreal 71 63 pc 71 51 r Ottawa 72 61 sh 68 45 r Paris 80 60 t 68 50 t Regina 65 41 s 69 45 s Rio de Janeiro 86 70 pc 75 66 r Rome 82 68 pc 81 65 pc St. Johns 58 51 s 66 54 pc San Juan 89 79 pc 89 79 t Sydney 67 52 pc 67 51 pc Tokyo 70 66 c 73 65 pc Toronto 76 62 pc 71 45 sh Vancouver 69 52 s 73 56 s Winnipeg 63 47 pc 65 47 pc 83/73High ..................... 99 at Needles, CALow .............. 21 at Saranac Lake, NYFt. Myers 82/72 storms all day Punta Gorda 84/73 storms all day Sarasota 83/73 rain all day New Sep 24 First Oct 1 Full Oct 8 Last Oct 15 Today 4:08 a.m. 5:17 p.m. Sunday 4:59 a.m. 5:53 p.m. Today 7:16 a.m. 7:27 p.m. Sunday 7:16 a.m. 7:26 p.m. Today 3:21a 9:32a 3:43p 9:54p Sun. 4:00a 10:11a 4:21p 10:32p Mon. 4:39a 10:50a 5:00p 11:11p MONTHLY RAINFALL Month 2014 2013 Avg. Record/YearJan. 3.67 0.43 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 1.24 2.12 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 5.10 1.98 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 2.00 3.06 2.03 5.80/1994 May 3.68 2.76 2.50 9.45/1991 Jun. 6.34 10.50 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 5.21 7.38 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 7.06 9.29 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 3.07 11.12 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 3.48 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.01 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 0.97 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 37.37 53.10 50.74 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. DENVER (AP) A dazzling show of re and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inict serious and painful injuries, as ash res in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and dont know about standard safety measures that can dramatically lower the inherent dangers of hands-on experiments experiments they say are vital to science education. Youve got to have it hands-on, but you have to make it a safer experience through that training, said Ken Roy, a safety consultant for the National Science Teachers Association and a longtime teacher. Four students were injured, one seriously, when a teacher was pouring methanol onto a table top and igniting it during a chemistry class demonstration Monday at Denvers Science, Math and Arts Academy, a charter high school. A 4-foot jet of ame erupted out of the methanol bottle and burned one of the students, investigators said. School ofcials said the students parents asked them not to release any information about his condition. On Sept. 3, 13 people, mostly children, were burned by a methanol-fueled ash re during a science demonstration at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno. Both incidents are under investigation. Daniel Horowitz, managing director of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, said the board has not been able to nd any national standards for teacher training and procedures. As long as thats the case, other schools may fall into the same trap, he said. Schools and museums are not required to report such incidents, so no one knows for sure how often they happen. Jim Kaufman, president of the nonprot Laboratory Safety Institute, estimates that about ve methanol-related accidents occur in high school labs every year. The Chemical Safety Board, which investigates chemical accidents, said it knows of at least 11 methanol-related res in science demonstrations since 2000, and more are coming to light amid the news of the Reno and Denver res. The Denver teacher wanted the table top re to be bigger, so he was pouring more methanol from a gallon-size jug when the chemical inside the container caught re, said Mark Wingard, a Chemical Safety Board investigator. The heat expanded the methanol inside the jug, and it erupted in a stream out of the narrow opening, said Dan Tillema, another board investigator. The teacher had minor injuries and declined medical treatment, ofcials said. Methanol, a form of alcohol, is often used as a fuel source for a popular classroom demonstration that shows how different chemicals emit different colors when they burn. But it emits ammable vapor at temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, experts say, making it dangerous. Safer alternatives to methanol are available, Roy said, but methanol is commonly used because its convenient and because many teachers learned the experiment that way.Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger(Washington Post) Scientists already knew that big galaxies like to chow down on smaller ones which is just a cute way of saying that when they collide, the larger galaxy gains the mass of the smaller one. According to a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, galaxies turn to cannibalism when they get too big to keep growing on their own. All galaxies start off small and grow by collecting gas and quite efciently turning it into stars, Aaron Robotham, a postdoctoral researcher at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and head of the study, said in a statement. Then every now and then they get completely cannibalized by some larger galaxy. As galaxies grow, they get worse at making new stars but they also have stronger gravity, which helps them pull neighbors into the fold. The Milky Way reached this tipping point recently, in cosmic terms (read: not at all recently) and will now grow mostly by snacking on the little guys. Its been a while since our neighborhood ate another one, but astronomers can still see the signs of former galaxies that weve digested. But the Milky Way isnt going to be able to outrun Andromeda. In about 5 billion years well collide with the nearby galaxy, which contains at least twice as many stars as our own. To Andromeda, well be nothing but a cosmic candy bar. These cannibalistic mergers will continue until the whole universe is made of just a few gigantic galaxies, but thats a long way off a destiny we wont reach until the Universe is many times older than it is today.Only 5 billion years until the Milky Way gets gobbled up For information, call 941-764-6661. Please make check payable to: Charlotte County Open. 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SPORTSSaturday, September 20, 2014 YourSun.com Facebook.com/SunCoastSports @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsBlog .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Hometown heroes 2 | Golf 2 | Community calendar 2 | Auto racing 3 | Quick hits 3 | Baseball 3-4 | NFL 5 | College football 6 | Scoreboard 7 | Preps 7-8 Stovers diving advice: ChillBy ZACH MILLERSPORTS WRITERPUNTA GORDA Amid the hustle and bustle of a swim meet at South County Regional Park, its easy to miss the diving pool. It sits tucked away next to the boys locker rooms, catty-corner to the pool entrance, and far enough around a corner that you need to walk over to be able to see it. Theres one 1-meter diving board hanging over the small pool, with a few chairs and a folding table set up alongside it. What goes on there is often overshadowed by action in the big lap pool, but its well worth paying attention to at todays Tarpon Invitational. Several divers from Charlotte and Port Charlotte could be going from that pool to the bigger, more glamourous-looking diving pool at Sailsh Splash Park in Stuart for the state meet in November. Tarpons senior Eric Stover went there last season and placed seventh, and hes looking to bring teammates with him this year. At practices, which are laidback with divers talking and laughing as they await a turn on the board, Stover is one of the chattiest. But most of what hes saying is advice to his fellow divers, and hell sometimes get on the board with a young diver to try and help with their technique. But its not just technique or talent that separates Stover from the rest of the pack, its mental toughness. PREP SWIMMING: Tarpon Invitational TARPON INVITATIONALWHEN: Today, 10 a.m. WHERE: South County Regional Park, Punta Gorda TICKETS: $4 PARKING: Free TEAMS: Barron Collier, Booker, Charlotte, Community School of Naples, Evangelical Christian School, Gulf Coast, Lakewood Ranch, Naples, Port Charlotte, Sarasota-Riverview, Sarasota, Sarasota Christian, Southwest Florida Christian.WATCH THISCheck out a video of Charlotte High Schools Eric Stover doing a dive he calls The Gatsby at suncoastsportsblog.com.DIVING | 7 COMMENTARY: NFLNFL faces character, not gender issueI wasnt surprised when I saw the video of Ray Rice knocking out his ance in the elevator. I wasnt surprised when I read about the allegations against Adrian Peterson. Sadly, these things happen in the NFL, just as they do every day across this country. I was surprised outraged, if you will at Roger Goodells ridiculously fumbled initial responses, Mondays announcement naming NFL executive Anna Isaacson as the Vice President of Social Responsibility and Fridays dismal effort at damage control in a nationally televised news conference. Am I outraged as a woman? Yes. But not at Rice or Peterson. They, simply, disgust me. Im outraged, Roger, because the Rice issue (and all the other domestic violence cases involving players) wasnt a gender issue until you made it one by the formation of an all-female committee to help lead and shape the NFLs policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual ChristyFEINBERGCOLUMNIST INSIDENFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised major revisions to the leagues conduct policies as he spoke out Friday for the first time in days after a series of domestic violence allegations rocked the league this week, PAGE 5 FEINBERG | 5 VENICE 30 CHARLOTTE 6Indians continue dominance of Charlotte County teams. This PageBOOKER 6 DESOTO COUNTY 20Deionte Turners 1-yard plunge in third breaks scoreless tie. This PagePORT CHARLOTTE 34 LELY 7Brennan Norus rushes for 3 TDs; defense stus Trojans. Page 8LEMON BAY 13 ISLAND COAST 16Gators rally from 10 points down to beat Mantas in overtime. Page 8 NORTH PORT 0 PALMETTO 21Pair of turnovers doom Bobcats in loss to Tigers. Page 8 PUNTA GORDA The skies opened up over Tarpon Stadium, drenching those who stayed on the eld, but the Venice High School players lingered anyway. After the Indians 30-6 rout of Charlotte, you might say they deserved it. The Indians hoisted the trophy that goes to the winner of their rivalry game with Tarpons, soaking it all in just as the rainwater seeped into their white jerseys. When you havent won on your rivals eld since 2008, you take the time to do that. It means a lot, senior Langston Provitt said. I came here my sophomore year and we lost it at the very end (a Charlotte 2421 victory). It was a tough play. So we came out with a lot of emotions. Provitt helped make sure it didnt go to the end, opening the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run part of a 16-point Venice rst quarter and closing it with a SUN PHOTO BY TOM O NEILLVenice High School running back Malik Bryant carries against Charlotte during Fridays game at Tarpon Stadium in Punta Gorda.SOAKING UP A WINVenice beats Tarpons on their own field for first time since 2008 By ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER UP NEXTCharlotte: at Lakewood Ranch, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Venice: vs. Mater Academy, Friday, 7:30 p.m.FRIDAY NIGHT RECAPCheck out a recap of Friday nights prep football games, including expanded game stats, and a complete list of state scores at suncoastsportsblog.com. ARCADIA Rain wreaked havoc on DeSoto County High Schools homecoming on Friday night, but couldnt wash out the Bulldogs undefeated season. The rain caused the cancellation of the homecoming parade and forced the halftime celebrations into the gym, but fans went home happy when DeSoto County prevailed 20-6 in a District 5A-13 game against Booker. The Bulldogs clung to a 14-6 lead with less than two minutes left in the game, when coach Matt Egloff called for a fake punt on fourth and 14. Senior Tony Lee, lined up between the long snapper and the punter, took the snap and ran for 28 yards down to Fake punt helps Dogs stay perfect PREP FOOTBALL: DeSoto County 20, Booker 6By ZACH MILLERSPORTS WRITER SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINADeSoto Countys Zack Beeles gets past Bookers Cornelius Stephens on Friday in Arcadia.BULLDOGS | 8 UP NEXTDeSoto County: at North Port, Friday, 7:30 p.m.VENICE | 7 t .w -44 4t l 3 !>. w. w e .cs, k.jW,................................................................................................................................................................................................... .rqrt 1 ) 1ts.^yM \ ....+...... .. n.. +"w,y.+.._ fit.
Page 2 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 Contact usM ark Lawrence Sports Editor email@example.com M ike Bambach Deputy SE firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Stevens Assistant SE email@example.com Rob Shore Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Zach Miller Staff writer email@example.com Josh Vitale Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.orgEMAIL: email@example.com FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoastsportsblog.com Like us and share our photos on Facebook: facebook.com/ SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live event updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports Florida Lotterywww.flalottery.com CASH 3Sept. 19N .....................................0-4-1 Sept. 19D .....................................2-9-1 Sept. 18N .....................................0-5-7 Sept. 18D .....................................8-4-5 Sept. 17N .....................................8-2-8 Sept. 17D .....................................6-6-9 Sept. 16N .....................................1-7-2 Sept. 16D .....................................0-7-5 D-Day, N-Night PLAY 4Sept. 19N ..................................2-3-9-0 Sept. 19D ..................................7-7-1-2 Sept. 18N ..................................5-4-3-5 Sept. 18D ..................................2-5-4-7 Sept. 17N ..................................8-0-7-9 Sept. 17D ..................................5-9-3-1 Sept. 16N ..................................8-0-5-1 Sept. 16D ..................................5-1-6-5 D-Day, N-Night FANTASY 5Sept. 19 ............................1-2-10-23-27 Sept. 18 ........................10-12-23-30-36 Sept. 17 ................................1-2-3-5-36 Sept. 16 ..........................8-14-15-32-33 Sept. 15 ............................1-4-13-29-36PAYOFF FOR SEPT. 182 5-digit winners .............$102,992.38 238 4-digit winners ................$139.50 8,322 3-digit winners .................$8.50 LUCKY MONEYSept. 19 ...............................4-13-35-41 Lucky Ball ..........................................13 Sept. 16 .............................18-42-45-46 Lucky Ball ..........................................11PAYOFF FOR SEPT. 160 4-of-4 LB ............................$600,000 2 4-of-4 .....................................$1,744 29 3-of-4 LB ............................$305.50 629 3-of-4 .................................$53.50 LOTTOSept. 17 ....................6-10-21-34-45-47 Sept. 13 ..................11-21-31-33-46-50PAYOFF FOR SEPT. 170 6-digit winners ........................$26M 16 5-digit winners ...............$7,660.50 1,368 4-digit winners ....................$70 26,860 3-digit winners ....................$5 POWERBALLSept. 17 ........................18-25-36-48-50 Powerball ..........................................23 Sept. 13 ............................1-6-16-37-53 Powerball ..........................................27PAYOFF FOR SEPT. 170 5 of 5 + PB .............................$171M 1 5 of 5 ...............................$1,000,000 1 4 of 5 + PB ...........................$10,000 47 4 of 5 ......................................$100ESTIMATED JACKPOT $196 million MEGA MILLIONSSept. 19 ........................16-25-27-29-34 Mega Ball ............................................2 Sept. 16 ........................25-45-51-53-73 MegaBall .............................................2PAYOFF FOR SEPT. 160 5 of 5 + MB ..............................$62M 0 5 of 5 ...............................$1,000,000 0 4 of 5 + MB ............................$5,000 11 4 of 5 ......................................$500ESTIMATED JACKPOT $72 millionCorrectionsIt is the Suns policy to correct all errors of fact. To report an error, call the sports department or email firstname.lastname@example.org.How to Submit a story idea: Email or call Mark Lawrence 941-206-1175. Must contain name, address and phone number. Submit local golf scores: Email scores to email@example.com. Scores appear in the weekly Herald sections. Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1126 by 10:30 p.m. the day the event is held. HOMETOWN HEROESDean has knack for sackTyler Dean had a strong showing in Briar Cliff Universitys most recent loss. The sophomore defensive lineman out of North Port High School led the Iowa-based team with two sacks, his rst this season, during the setback to Dakota Wesleyan University. He had a second-quar ter sack of 9 yards on a rst-down play and a third-quarter sack of 7 yards on a fourth-down play. He nished with six tackles. Dean is tied for second in sacks among Great Plains Athletic Conference players. Briar Cliff enters tonights game 0-2, losing to two National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ranked teams. MORE FOOTBALLSenior running back Preston Ritchie led Cornell College with 18 rushes for 71 yards in the opener. The Charlotte High School graduate had two kickoff returns for 22 yards. Senior linebacker Robert Haynes had four tackles and a half sack for 0-3 Eastern Illinois University against Illinois State University. The former Tarpon recorded a fourth-quarter safety. Danny Dillard had a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of Bethune-Cookman Universitys loss to Grambling State. The Venice High School alumnus carried eight times for 55 yards. Terry Polk rushed for a 1-yard touchdown during Norfolk State Universitys loss to College of William & Mary. Also a past Indian, he carried six times for 11 yards and added one punt return of 5 yards. Florida Institute of Technology kicker/punter Brion Ashley averaged 53.3 yards on seven kickoffs and 40.7 yards on six punts against Ave Maria University. Formerly at Port Charlotte High, he converted all six of his extra-point attempts. WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYLemon Bay High School graduate Sydni Ogilvie placed fifth in the Fire Short Course Invitational 3K. The Southeastern University freshman finished in 11 minutes, 37 seconds, second among the teams runners.Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at BKLE3@aol.com.By B ARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENT | COMMUNITY CALENDARBASEBALLPort Charlotte Little League registration: Today and Sept. 27 at Harold Ave. Recreation Center; 10 a.m.-noon; season starts Sept. 29. Cost: $45/player. Childs birth certificate and proof of residency documents required to register. Visit www.portcharlottelittleleague.com or call 941-629-0114. FGCU Punta Gorda camp: Oct. 4-5 at South County Regional Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to ages 5-14. Cost: $30 (1 day) or $50 (both days). FGCU coaches and players will participate. Contact coach Dane Wisneski, dpwisneski4570@ eagle.fgcu.com or 239-590-7059. Game Day Heat: 12U travel team looking for players. Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at North Charlotte Regional Park. Call Scott, 941-421-8378. Hit Factory: Venice team seeks experienced managers, coaches for travel teams ages 9-12. Teams will train at the Hit Factory, including a strength and agility program designed for their age group. Call Dave, 941-716-4451. Los Angeles Dodgers adult resident camp: Nov. 9-15, at Dodgertown, Vero Beach. Instructors include former Dodger players and coaches. Cost includes three meals, double-occupancy on-site lodging, personalized home and road Dodgers jerseys, game participation between instructors and campers at Holman Stadium. Cost: $4,995. Instructors include Maury Wills, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey and Eric Karros. To register, call 844-670-2735 or visit historicdodgertown.com.BADMINTONPlay dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, yearround, Englewood Sports Complex. All levels of play. Cost: $2/session. Rackets and shuttles provided. Call Terry, 941-740-0364.BOXINGYouth and adult classes: Male and female. Mondays-Fridays, 6-8 p.m. at 24710 Sandhill Blvd., Deep Creek. Training and/or competition. Member of USA Boxing. Call 239-2929230 or visit CharlotteHarborBoxing. com, www.facebook.com/ CharlotteHarborBoxingGymnasium.CYCLINGTrek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ride starts at The Bicycle Center on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. To register, call 941-6276600. All proceeds go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.FOOTBALLCharlotte Warriors car wash: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Punta Gorda office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust (corner of Tamiami and Airport Road). Cost: $5 minimum request, but donations of any amount accepted. Buffalo Bills Backers of North Port: Meet every game day at Buffalo Wings and Rings, corner of Price and Toledo Blade. Bring a non-perishable food item for the North Port Salvation Army food bank. New members welcome. Contact Betty, firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-429-6835.GOLFInaugural Wolf Pack Golf Outing: Sept. 20, at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte. Cost: $75/ player or $275/foursome. Proceeds benefit the Academy, Charlotte Countys alternative school programs. To register, call 941-255-7545. Charlotte County Open: Oct. 11-12, at Rotonda Golf and Country Clubs Palms Course and Kingsway Country Club. Two-day, stroke-play tournament offers amateur/champion ship flights. Cost: $150/amateurs; $165/ professionals. Members of Rotonda and Kingsway are eligible for a $20 registration discount. To register, go to www.charlottecountyopen.com or call Brian Gleason, 941-206-1133. Sixth annual Elephant Scramble: Oct. 25 at St. Andrews South Golf Club in Punta Gorda. Shotgun start: 8:30 a.m. Cost: $60/ person. To register, contact Bill Dryburgh, email@example.com, or Massey Loughman, jmloughman@ comcast.net. GYMNASTICSFranz Ross Park YMCA: Intro to Tumbling for ages 3-5. Register in person, online at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622. Cost: $30/members, $60/nonmembers.KICKBALLCC Adult Sports: Games on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at Englewood Sports Complex adult softball fields. Call 941-209-5924.PRESCHOOLERSFranz Ross Park YMCA: Soccer, T-Ball and All Sport for ages 3-4. Register in person, online at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622. Cost: $30/members, $60/nonmembers.RUNNINGTeam V Fitness: 5K and 10K programs. Strength and conditioning also offered. Contact Scott or Krissy, 941-889-9914. Chick-fil-A Race Series: Oct. 4, 7:30 a.m., at Chick-fil-A in Port Charlotte (1814 Tamiami Trail). 10K, 5K and one-mile races offered. Cost: 10K ($25 prerace, $35 race day); 5K and one-mile ($25 prerace, $30 race day). Register online at CFAraceseries.com or pick up an entry form at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants. Trick or Trot 5K Trail Run: Oct. 18, 8 a.m. at Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park, Englewood. Cost: $20/Zoomers and MTC members; $25/all others before Oct. 5; $30/race day. Race day registration begins 6:30 a.m. See www.zoomersrun.com for advance registration.TENNISGet out and play: Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., Gary Littlestar Masters Tennis 55 and over at Rotonda Park. Rackets and balls provided. Instruction: Age 5 to adult, at Franz Ross Park YMCA. Register at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622. Skill testing for juniors and seniors: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., every other week through September. No fee. Register on Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., at Rotonda Park. Call Art, 941698-9480. Rotonda QuickStart: Free lessons for parents and kids (12-under), 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Rotonda Park. Rackets and balls provided. Call 941-698-9480.The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. To have your activity published, fax (941-629-2085) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) event details to the Sports Department at least one week in advance. Phone calls will not be accepted. Submissions suitable for publication will be edited for length and clarity. PRATTVILLE, Ala. South Africas Paula Reto birdied her nal hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Reto had ve birdies in a six-hole stretch on her opening nine the back nine on Capitol Hills Senator layout. The 24-year-old former Purdue player nished with eight birdies and two bogeys to reach 13-under 131. I was just really patient with myself, said Reto, playing her rst season on the LPGA Tour after a year on the Symetra Tour. I hit a couple good irons, especially early in the round. I hit a couple close, 5 feet, so that was nice, got the momentum going pretty early. It was nice to birdie the last hole yesterday as well as today, that was really nice. Just trying to stay patient and not think too much, just simple things. She started playing golf when she was 16. I moved from South Africa with my family in , Reto said. We moved to Florida and I used to play eld hockey and ran track. So I tried to start a team over here in Florida and the track and the eld hockey wasnt as good, so my dad used to play golf and he said, So, why dont you just try golf. So got in my freshman year of high school and tried golf. I loved it and ended up just dropping track and eld hockey and just kept playing and loved the game. South Koreas Mi Jung Hur, tied for the rst-round lead with top-ranked Stacy Lewis at 64, was second after a 70. Hur had four birdies and two bogeys. I had a cold last night, so it was really hard to focus today, Hur said. I nally wake up on the back nine and had a good nine holes. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor, was third at 9 under after a 71. She had ve birdies and four bogeys. Gallacher misses cut before 1st Ryder Cup: In Newport, Wales, Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup. Lowry didnt drop a shot as he moved to 9-under 133, one shot ahead of Joost Luiten (69) and Belgiums Nicolas Colsaerts, who eagled the 18th hole for the second day in a row in shooting a 68. Gallacher failed to recover from his opening round of 78 at Celtic Manor, with his 70 leaving him five shots below the cut line. Fellow Ryder Cup player Lee Westwood nearly missed the cut but birdied two of his closing four holes for a 69 to sit nine shots behind Lowry. Westwood will be making his ninth straight Ryder Cup appearance for Europe, but this is his first tournament since missing the cut at The Barclays last month. Blair leads Web.com Tour Championship: Zac Blair topped the Web.com Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under when second-round play was suspended because of darkness in Ponte Vedra Beach. Blair was 5 under with three holes left in the round that was delayed because of rain. On Thursday, the 24-year-old former BYU player shot a 63 to match the record on TPC Sawgrass Dyes Valley Course. After missing the cuts in the first three events in the Web.com Tour Finals, Blair needs to earn about $40,000 in the season finale to earn a PGA Tour card. GOLF ROUNDUPAP PHOTOPaula Reto reacts after making birdie on the ninth hole during the second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Friday in Prattville, Ala.Reto leads LPGAGallacher misses cut leading up to Ryder Cup BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | GOLF SCOREBOARDLPGA TourYOKOHAMA TIRE CLASSIC At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator Prattville, Alabama Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,599; Par 72 Second Round Paula Reto 65-66 131 Mi Jung Hur 64-70 134 Stacy Lewis 64-71 135 Sydnee Michaels 72-65 137 Alison Walshe 69-68 137 Moriya Jutanugarn 68-69 137 Jane Park 68-70 138 Christina Kim 67-71 138 Cydney Clanton 66-72 138 Brittany Lang 71-68 139 Brittany Lincicome 70-69 139 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-70 139 Katie M. Burnett 68-71 139 Sun Young Yoo 67-72 139 Ayako Uehara 66-73 139 Ai Miyazato 73-67 140 Julia Boland 71-69 140 Heather Bowie Young 71-69 140 Giulia Molinaro 70-70 140 Karlin Beck 69-71 140 Austin Ernst 69-71 140 Perrine Delacour 68-72 140 Amelia Lewis 68-72 140 Mika Miyazato 68-72 140 Beatriz Recari 67-73 140 Kris Tamulis 67-73 140 Karin Sjodin 66-74 140 Becky Morgan 72-69 141 Mina Harigae 71-70 141 Chella Choi 70-71 141 Jacqui Concolino 70-71 141 Jodi Ewart Shado 70-71 141 Ilhee Lee 67-74 141 Caroline Westrup 75-67 142 Louise Friberg 73-69 142 Tiany Joh 73-69 142 Haru Nomura 72-70 142 Stacey Keating 71-71 142 Morgan Pressel 71-71 142 Sarah Jane Smith 71-71 142 Jane Rah 70-72 142 Amy Anderson 68-74 142 Stephanie L Meadow 68-74 142 Ji Young Oh 68-74 142 Sue Kim 74-69 143 Christel Boeljon 72-71 143 Haeji Kang 72-71 143European TourISPS HANDA WALES OPEN At Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty-Ten Course) Newport, Wales Purse: $2.33 million Yardage: 7,378; Par: 71 Second Round Shane Lowry, Ireland 68-65 133 Joost Luiten, Netherlands 65-69 134 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium 66-68 134 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 68-67 135 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 72-63 135 Ricardo Santos, Portugal 68-68 136 Tommy Fleetwood, England 68-68 136 Gregory Havret, France 69-67 136 P a trik Sjoland, Sweden 69-67 136 Marc Warren, Scotland 70-67 137 Phillip Price, Wales 71-66 137 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 70-67 137 Mark Foster, England 69-69 138 Bernd Wiesberger, Austria 71-67 138 Robert Rock, England 67-71 138 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 70-69 139 Danny Willett, England 72-67 139 R.-Jan Derksen, Netherlands 73-66 139 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 71-68 139 Richie Ramsay, Scotland 69-70 139 Peter Uihlein, United States 71-68 139 Also Paul Casey, England 70-70 140 John Hahn, United States 70-70 140 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark 71-69 140 Lee Westwood, England 73-69 142 Daniel Im, United States 70-72 142 Francesco Molinari, Italy 71-71 142 Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Spain 71-73 144 Brinson Paolini, United States 75-71 146 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 75-71 146 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 78-70 148 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 82-76 158 Jason Knutzon, United States 79-DQWeb.com TourTOUR CHAMPIONSHIP At TPC Sawgrass, Dyes Valley Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $1 million Yardage: 6,847; Par 70 Partial Second Round Derek Fathauer 65-66 131 Sung Joon Park 65-68 133 Whee Kim 68-66 134 Tom Gillis 67-67 134 James Nitties 66-68 134 Jason Gore 69-65 134 Tyrone Van Aswegen 66-69 135 Wes Roach 69-66 135 Richard H. Lee 67-68 135 Bronson LaCassie 65-70 135 Tommy Gainey 73-62 135 David Lingmerth 68-67 135 Adam Hadwin 66-69 135 Andrew Putnam 67-69 136 Andres Gonzales 66-70 136 Colt Knost 67-69 136 Jim Herman 70-67 137 John Peterson 70-67 137 Sam Saunders 69-68 137 Heath Slocum 67-70 137 Chez Reavie 70-67 137 Kelly Kraft 70-67 137 J.J. Henry 70-67 137 Tag Ridings 71-67 138 Roberto Castro 71-67 138 Mathew Goggin 72-66 138 John Rollins 70-68 138 Peter Malnati 69-69 138 Matt Davidson 69-69 138 Kyle Reifers 68-71 139 Michael Kim 71-68 139 5/-hi
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net SP Page 3 LOUDON, N.H. Brad Keselowski turned a track-record lap of 140.598 mph to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski is coming off consecutive victories at Richmond and the Chase for the Sprint Cup opener last week at Chicagoland. He swept the Cup and Nationwide races at New Hampshire in July. The Team Penske driver has ve poles this season and leads the series with ve victories. Jamie McMurray, a nonChase driver, was second. Chase drivers took the next seven spots. Kevin Harvick was third, followed by Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman. Stewart slogs through tough day: Tony Stewart stepped over the pit road wall, signed a few autographs on a brisk walk to a golf cart and was whisked away from the track. Out of championship contention, Stewart was never a threat to win the pole at New Hampshire. Hell start 28th in the No. 14 Chevrolet, his secondworst qualifying run of the season. Stewart is a three-time champion with 48 career Cup wins in 542 starts. Hornish eager entering Nationwide race: Sam Hornish Jr. is pondering his next move in stock cars, but hes prepared to make the most of his last scheduled ride this season for Joe Gibbs Racing. Last years NASCAR Nationwide Series runner-up will make his eighth series start of the season and seventh in JGRs No. 54 Toyota Camry in tonights 300-mile, stand-alone race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. It will be Hornishs first start since an engine issue left him 30th last month at Mid-Ohio after starting on the pole. The former three-time IndyCar Series champion considers Kentuckys bumpy 1.5-mile oval a good place for him on many levels. He has four top-10 Nationwide finishes in as many starts here along with two open-wheel wins. F1 changes radio ban: Formula One significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmis sions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season. F1 proposed drastic rules to prevent most radio messages due to fan disquiet that it was the teams rather than drivers that were effectively controlling the cars. The new rules were to have started this weekend, but following a meeting between the teams and the FIA late Thursday, it was determined that the ban on car-performance information will be put off until 2015.Keselowski sets mark in pole run AUTO RACING ROUNDUPStewart endures bad day at New Hampshire; F1 reverses rulingBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | AUTO RACING SCOREBOARD NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesSYLVANIA 300 After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 140.598 mph. 2. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 140.437. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 140.065. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 139.757. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 139.721. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 139.419. 7. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 139.241. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 139.017. 9. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 138.946. 10. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 138.881. 11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 138.865. 12. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 138.759. 13. (24) Je Gordon, Chevrolet, 138.946. 14. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 138.946. 15. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 138.941. 16. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 138.855. 17. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 138.825. 18. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 138.779. 19. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 138.577. 20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 138.527. 21. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 138.512. 22. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 138.492. 23. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 138.472. 24. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 138.291. 25. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 138.21. 26. (16) Greg Bie, Ford, 138.185. 27. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 138.09. 28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 137.621. 29. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 137.581. 30. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 136.992. 31. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 136.722. 32. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 136.697. 33. (93) Clay Rogers, Toyota, 136.56. 34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 136.184. 35. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 136.077. 36. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 136.038. 37. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points. 38. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points. 39. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, owner points. 40. (83) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, owner points. 41. (77) Corey LaJoie, Ford, owner points. 42. (66) Mike Wallace, Toyota, owner points. 43. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, owner points. | QUICK HITSGRAND SLAM WINNER LI NA RETIRES FROM TOURBEIJING (AP) Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. The 32-year-old Li posted a statement on social media sites Friday, ending a week of intensifying speculation that she would announce her retirement ahead of the new WTA tournament at Wuhan, her home town. The WTA, which runs womens tennis, has described Li as a trailblazer and credits her with being the rst player from Asia to win a major title she won the 2011 French Open a few months after becoming the rst from the region to reach a Grand Slam nal, which she did at the 2011 Australian Open. She clinched the Australian Open title in January, in her third trip to the nal at Melbourne Park, to reach a career-high No. 2 ranking. Li hasnt played since a third-round defeat at Wimbledon, withdrawing from the U.S. Open citing a knee injury. In Metz, France, eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germanys Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced when third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired while trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals in Seoul, South Korea. Resurgent Maria Kirilenko of Russia also reached the semifinals with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Ana Ivanovic beat Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 for the first time since 2008 to reach the Pan Pacific Open semifinals in Tokyo. Ivanovic faces top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, who beat sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia a third straight time, 6-3, 6-0. Secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3. The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federers Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille. Inaugurated in 2012, the stadium has a retractable roof which will be closed throughout the Nov. 21-23 final. BASKETBALLAmerican women beat Australia: In Paris, Breanna Stewart scored nine points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. womens national team beat Australia 72-66 in an exhibition game. The U.S. trailed 18-11 after the first quarter before rallying to take a one-point lead at the half. The Americans extended that advantage to 11 after the third quarter before holding on. Madison Square Garden will honor the first womens basketball game played at the arena 40 years ago with a rematch between Queens College and Immaculata as part of the Maggie Dixon Classic on Jan. 4. Immaculata won the inaugural game 65-61 in front of 12,000 fans on Feb. 22, 1975. St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the citys bid to host an upcoming mens basketball Final Four. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that six NCAA officials have visited St. Louis. Eight finalists are competing for NCAA Final Four sites for 2017 through 2020. The other cities are Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, Dallas, San Antonio and Phoenix.BOXINGMayweather called before commission: Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight last Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they want to ask Mayweather about two lengthy fights in his gym where neither fighter got a rest break for 31 minutes. WHITE SOX AT RAYSWHO: Chicago (AL) (70-83) at Tampa Bay (74-80) WHEN: Today, 7:10 p.m. WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg PROBABLE PITCHERS: Hector Noesi (8-10, 4.77) vs. Chris Archer (9-8, 3.54) TV: None RADIO: 620 AM TICKETS: 1-888-FAN-RAYS or at stadium ticket office PROMOTION: Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head 2 (first 20,000 fans)AP PHOTOChicagos Adam Eaton scores in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina on an RBI single by Jose Abreu o Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson during the fourth inning Friday. ST. PETERSBURG Tampa Bay ofcially eliminated itself from playoff contention Friday night by following the same script that got them to this point all year. Missed chances on offense and one rough inning on the mound. The culmination of season-long struggles led to a 4-3 loss to the White Sox in front of an announced crowd of 17,540 at Tropicana Field. The Rays (74-80) will miss the postseason for the second time in three years and must win their nal eight games to secure a seventh straight winning season. Their second consecutive loss came after they jumped ahead early with a two-out rally. Evan Longoria started it with a single to left, and Wil Myers hard grounder led to a Marcus Semien error at second. Logan Forsythe followed with a two-run double to left-centereld. The Rays added another run in the fourth but, following a year-long trend, missed on more. Forsythe crushed a 2-and-2 pitch for his sixth home run of the season, and the Rays added three consecutive singles, by Yunel Escobar, James Loney and Jose Molina. But Escobar was thrown out on his way from rst to third, and Kevin Kiermaier lined into an inning-ending double play. That gave the Rays only one run. Chicago made them pay. Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson began to unravel with a leadoff walk to Semien the No. 9 hitter in the fth. Alexei Ramirez and Jose Abreu both singled in runs, and Avisail Garcia blasted a two-run double off the wall in left-centereld. Garcias hit gave the White Sox their rst lead and ended Hellicksons night. Hellickson extended his streak to 12 consecutive home starts without a win tied for second in team history, behind Scott Kazmirs 14. Hellickson hasnt won at Tropicana Field since July 5, 2013, and his future is uncertain as hell command an arbitration-driven salary of more than $4 million next season. By lasting only 4-plus innings, he failed to get out of the fth for the third time in his past ve starts. The Rays wasted their only other good scoring chance, in the seventh. After Kiermaier knocked a two-out single to left, Zobrist popped the rst pitch he saw to shallow right. Semien dropped the ball but threw out Kiermaier as the speedy rookie tried to score the tying run.WHITE SOX 4, RAYS 3Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Eaton cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .300 Al.Ramirez ss 5 1 3 1 0 0 .278 J.Abreu dh 2 0 1 1 2 0 .319 Gillaspie 3b 5 1 0 0 0 1 .287 A.Garcia rf 5 0 1 2 0 2 .252 Konerko 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .216 Wilkins 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 M.Taylor lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .261 Phegley c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .111 Semien 2b 2 1 1 0 2 0 .227 Totals 35 4 9 4 5 9 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Zobrist lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .268 Guyer dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .269 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .252 Myers rf 4 1 0 0 0 2 .219 Forsythe 2b 3 1 2 3 0 0 .231 a-Joyce ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 b-Hanigan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Y.Escobar ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .256 1-Franklin pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 Loney 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .289 J.Molina c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .178 c-DeJesus ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Kiermaier cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .263 Totals 35 3 10 3 0 9 C hic ago 000 040 000 4 9 1 Tampa Bay 200 100 000 3 10 0 a-was announced for Forsythe in the 9th. b-ied out for Joyce in the 9th. c-was hit by a pitch for J.Molina in the 9th. 1-ran for Y.Es cobar in the 9th. ESemien (13). LOB Chicago 10, Tampa Bay 6. 2BEaton (25), A.Garcia (8), Phegley (1), Semien (10), For sythe (12). HRForsythe (6), o Quintana. RBIsAl.Ramirez (70), J.Abreu (104), A.Gar cia 2 (25), Forsythe 3 (26). RISPChicago 4 for 13; Tampa Bay 1 for 5. DP Chicago 1 (Quintana, Konerko). Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Qntana W, 9-10 7 9 3 1 0 6 104 3.22 Petricka H, 9 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.80 Surkamp H, 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 5.57 Putnam S, 6-7 1 0 0 0 2 14 1.98 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hllcksn L, 1-4 4 7 4 4 2 1 93 3.96 B.Gomes 1 2 0 0 2 2 36 3.34 Riefenhauser 0 0 0 0 1 8 6.75 Geltz 1 0 0 0 0 3 22 2.57 Beliveau 0 0 0 0 1 3 1.64 Balfour 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 5.13 Inherited runners-scoredB.Gomes 1-0, Riefenhauser 2-0. IBBo B.Gomes (J.Abreu). HBPby Putnam (DeJesus), by Hellickson (J.Abreu). WP Putnam, Hellick son, B.Gomes. T 3:29. 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Page 4 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 | STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away x-Baltimore 92 61 .601 8-2 L-1 49-30 43-31 New York 79 74 .516 13 4 5-5 W-3 40-35 39-39 Toronto 77 76 .503 15 6 3-7 L-6 41-33 36-43 RAYS 74 80 .481 18 10 5-5 L-2 35-44 39-36 Boston 67 87 .435 25 17 4-6 W-1 31-44 36-43 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Detroit 84 68 .553 7-3 L-2 41-33 43-35 Kansas City 83 68 .550 4-6 W-1 41-36 42-32 Cleveland 79 73 .520 5 4 5-5 W-3 45-30 34-43 Chicago 70 83 .458 14 13 6-4 W-1 39-38 31-45 Minnesota 65 87 .428 19 18 4-6 W-2 32-43 33-44 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away x-Los Angeles 95 58 .621 7-3 L-1 51-27 44-31 Oakland 83 69 .546 11 3-7 L-3 45-30 38-39 Seattle 82 70 .539 12 1 4-6 W-1 38-40 44-30 Houston 67 86 .438 28 16 4-6 L-3 36-42 31-44 Texas 60 92 .395 34 23 7-3 W-6 28-46 32-46NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away x-Washington 89 64 .582 7-3 W-2 46-28 43-36 Atlanta 76 77 .497 13 7 2-8 L-1 41-34 35-43 MARLINS 74 79 .484 15 9 3-7 L-2 40-36 34-43 New York 74 80 .481 15 9 5-5 W-1 38-40 36-40 Philadelphia 70 83 .458 19 13 4-6 L-1 36-42 34-41 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away St. Louis 86 68 .558 6-4 W-3 50-29 36-39 Pittsburgh 83 70 .542 2 8-2 W-5 50-29 33-41 Milwaukee 79 75 .513 7 4 5-5 L-3 41-37 38-38 Cincinnati 71 83 .461 15 12 4-6 L-5 40-35 31-48 Chicago 68 86 .442 18 15 4-6 L-2 38-38 30-48 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Los Angeles 88 66 .571 6-4 W-2 40-35 48-31 San Francisco 84 68 .553 3 6-4 W-2 42-35 42-33 San Diego 71 81 .467 16 11 5-5 W-1 43-32 28-49 Colorado 63 91 .409 25 20 4-6 W-4 43-36 20-55 Arizona 62 92 .403 26 21 3-7 L-4 32-46 30-46 x-clinched division AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursdays results Texas 7, Oakland 2 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2 Cleveland 2, Houston 1, 13 innings Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 1 Fridays results Boston 5, Baltimore 3, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 4, RAYS 3 Cleveland at Minnesota, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Seattle at Houston, late Philadelphia at Oakland, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Todays games Detroit (Scherzer 16-5) at Kansas City (Shields 14-7), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Je.Williams 3-2) at Oakland (Pomeranz 5-4), 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 10-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 2-3), 4:05 p.m. Boston (R.De La Rosa 4-7) at Baltimore (Till man 12-5), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 8-10) at RAYS (Archer 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (House 3-3) at Minnesota (May 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 12-8) at Houston (Keuchel 11-9), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Lewis 10-13) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 17-8), 9:05 p.m. Sundays games Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at RAYS, 1:40 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Mondays games Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2, 10 innings, comp. of susp. game, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursdays results Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Washington 6, MARLINS 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2, 13 innings Colorado 7, Arizona 6 San Diego 7, Philadelphia 3 Fridays results L.A. Dodgers 14, Chicago Cubs 5 Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 2 Washington 3, MARLINS 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 0 Colorado 15, Arizona 3 St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia at Oakland, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Todays games L.A. Dodgers (R.Hernandez 8-11) at Chica go Cubs (Doubront 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Je.Williams 3-2) at Oakland (Pomeranz 5-4), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 3-11) at Colorado (E.Butler 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 8-8) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 12-7), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-11) at Atlanta (Minor 6-11), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 12-5) at MARLINS (Cosart 4-2), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 11-12) at St. Louis (Wacha 5-6), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Y.Petit 5-4) at San Diego (Cashner 4-7), 8:40 p.m. Sundays games Washington at MARLINS, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. Mondays games Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 3, 10 INNINGSBoston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts 2b 5 1 2 0 0 1 .287 Bogaerts ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 .239 D.Ortiz dh 5 2 3 3 0 0 .264 Cespedes lf 5 1 1 1 0 1 .256 Nava rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .268 b-Brentz ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 e-Bradley Jr. ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .202 Craig 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .114 R.Castillo cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Cecchini 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .333 c-Mddlbrks ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 Vazquez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 Totals 41 5 9 4 0 7 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. De Aza lf-cf 5 1 3 0 0 1 .256 Lough cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .232 a-D.Young ph-lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .291 Pearce rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .297 N.Cruz dh 5 0 3 1 0 0 .269 Paredes 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .327 Ke.Johnson 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 C.Walker 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Flaherty ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .215 C.Joseph c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .220 d-Clevenger ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Schoop 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .212 Totals 39 3 10 2 1 6 Boston 000 210 000 2 5 9 1 Baltimore 001 000 200 0 3 10 3 a-tripled for Lough in the 7th. b-reached on error for Nava in the 8th. c-ied out for Ce cchini in the 9th. d-ied out for C.Joseph in the 9th. e-struck out for Brentz in the 10th. EBogaerts (20), Ke.Johnson (10), Paredes (2), C.Joseph (4). LOB Boston 6, Baltimore 7. 2BDe Aza 2 (23), N.Cruz (31). 3BD. Young (1). HRD.Ortiz (33), o Gausman; Cespedes (22), o Gausman; D.Ortiz (34), o ODay. RBIsD.Ortiz 3 (102), Cespedes (96), D.Young (28), N.Cruz (104). RISP Boston 0 for 1; Baltimore 3 for 10. Runners moved upC.Walker. GIDPN.Cruz. DP Boston 1 (Bogaerts, Betts, Craig). Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Webster 5 7 1 1 1 3 98 5.54 Layne H, 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.96 Badenhop H, 12 0 0 0 0 1 6 2.35 Breslow 0 2 2 1 0 0 11 5.13 A.Wilson BS, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 20 2.05 Tazawa W, 4-3 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2.87 Mujica S, 7-8 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 3.97 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gausman 5 7 3 2 0 3 91 3.57 Meek 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 6.10 R.Webb 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 3.78 A.Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 1.93 Z.Britton 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 1.72 ODay L, 5-2 1 1 2 1 0 2 21 1.64 R.Webb pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Breslow pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scoredLayne 1-0, A.Wilson 1-1, A.Miller 1-0. Umpires Home, Dana DeMuth; First, Tom Woodring; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Lance Barrett. T 3:42. A 39,079 (45,971).YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 3Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Reyes ss 5 1 3 0 0 1 .288 Bautista rf 3 1 0 1 1 0 .281 Encarnacion dh 4 1 1 2 0 2 .262 Lind 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .321 D.Navarro c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Valencia 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Kawasaki 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Pompey lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .143 Gose cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .224 Totals 36 3 9 3 1 10 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Ellsbury cf 3 2 2 3 0 0 .271 C.Young lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .308 Jeter ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .252 B.McCann c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .232 Teixeira 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .217 Beltran dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .233 Gardner lf-cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 Drew 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .165 Headley 3b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .250 I.Suzuki rf 2 1 1 0 1 0 .280 Totals 31 5 8 4 2 6 Toronto 200 010 000 3 9 1 New York 102 200 00x 5 8 1 EReyes (19), B.McCann (3). LOB Toronto 7, New York 4. 2BReyes 2 (31), Ellsbury (27). HREncarnacion (33), o Kuroda; Ellsbury (16), o Buehrle. RBIsBautista (100), Encarnacion 2 (89), Ellsbury 3 (70), B.Mc Cann (67). SBReyes (28). RISPToronto 0 for 8; New York 2 for 6. Runners moved upBautista, D.Navarro. GIDPTeixeira. DP Toronto 1 (Buehrle, Kawasaki, Lind). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Buehrle L, 12-10 6 8 5 5 2 3 93 3.53 Redmond 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.85 L oup 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 3.09 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kuroda W, 11-9 6 7 3 2 0 7 100 3.77 Outman 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 2.86 E.Rogers H, 4 1 0 0 1 0 24 5.23 Warren S, 3-6 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 3.13 Outman pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. In herited runners-scoredOutman 1-0, E.Rogers 2-0, Warren 1-0. BalkE.Rogers. UmpiresHome, Laz Diaz; First, Scott Bar ry; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Je Nelson. T 2:44. A 40,059 (49,642).METS 5, BRAVES 0New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. E.Young lf 5 0 1 2 0 0 .236 Dan.Murphy 3b 5 1 4 0 0 0 .299 T.dArnaud c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Duda 1b 4 1 1 2 0 3 .252 Flores ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .246 Granderson rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .221 den Dekker cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .229 D.Herrera 2b 3 0 1 1 1 0 .196 Za.Wheeler p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .082 C.Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Campbell ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 Familia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 c-B.Abreu ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 d-Recker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .199 Carlyle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Totals 35 5 10 5 3 8 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gosselin 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .297 A.Simmons ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 .247 F.Freeman 1b 2 0 0 0 2 2 .290 J.Upton lf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .273 Bethancourt c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Doumit rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 La Stella 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .252 B.Upton cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .208 Teheran p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .078 a-B onifacio ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Shreve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --J.Walden p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Avilan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 32 0 5 0 2 9 New York 000 002 003 5 10 0 Atlanta 000 000 000 0 5 0 a-grounded out for Teheran in the 7th. b-grounded out for C.Torres in the 8th. c-was announced for Familia in the 9th. d-struck out for B.Abreu in the 9th. LOB New York 6, Atlanta 7. 2BDan.Murphy (35), Granderson (25), A.Simmons (18). HRDuda (28), o Teheran. RBIsE. Young 2 (17), Duda 2 (85), D.Herrera (9). Runners left in scoring position New York 2 (Za.Wheeler, Dan.Murphy); Atlanta 3 (Bethancourt 2, J.Upton). RISPNew York 3 for 8; Atlanta 0 for 4. GIDPT.dArnaud 2. DP Atlanta 2 (Gosselin, La Stella, F.Free man), (A.Simmons, La Stella, F.Freeman). New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheler W, 11-10 6 5 0 0 2 7 105 3.49 C.Torres H, 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.04 Familia H, 21 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 2.30 Carlyle 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.65 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Teheran L, 13-13 7 7 2 2 0 6 90 2.88 Shreve 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 0.96 J .W alden 1 3 3 3 1 25 2.83 Avilan 1 0 0 0 1 10 4.23 Inherited runners-scoredAvilan 3-2. UmpiresHome, Mark Wegner; First, Mike Winters; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T 3:03. A 35,693 (49,586). CARDINALS 2, REDS 1Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Hamilton cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .256 B.Pena 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .251 b-Negron ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Frazier 3b-1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .276 Mesoraco c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .277 Phillips 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .263 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .214 Ludwick lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Cozart ss 3 0 2 1 0 0 .225 Holmberg p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Villarreal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 a-Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 33 1 7 1 1 7 St. Louis AB R H BI BB SO Avg. M.Carpenter 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .270 Grichuk rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .226 Holliday lf 3 1 2 1 1 0 .273 Jh.Peralta ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Ma.Adams 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Y.Molina c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .280 Jay cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .305 Kozma 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .313 Lackey p 3 0 0 0 0 0 .154 S.Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Choa t e p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Maness p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 Totals 29 2 5 2 3 3 Cincinnati 010 000 000 1 7 1 St. Louis 200 000 00x 2 5 0 a-grounded out for Villarreal in the 8th. b-grounded out for B.Pena in the 8th. E Phillips (2). LOB Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 7. 2BHolliday (36). HRGrichuk (2), o Holmberg; Holliday (19), o Holmberg. RBIsCozart (37), Grichuk (5), Holliday (87). CSY.Molina (1). RISPCincinnati 1 for 4; St. Louis 0 for 4. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Holmberg L, 1-2 6 5 2 2 3 3 106 5.25 Villarreal 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3.86 LeCure 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.57 St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lackey W, 3-2 7 6 1 1 0 5 87 4.50 S.Freeman H, 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.57 Rosenthal H, 2 1 0 0 1 1 14 3.25 Choate H, 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 4.86 Maness S, 3-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2.70 Inherited runners-scoredS.Freeman 1-0, Choate 2-0, Maness 2-0. HBPby Holmberg (Jh.Peralta). UmpiresHome, Ed Hickox; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Clint Fagan; Third, Tim Welke. T 2:35. A 45,074 (45,399).PIRATES 4, BREWERS 2Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. C.Gomez cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Braun rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .273 Lucroy c 4 0 2 1 0 0 .305 Ar.Ramirez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .291 K.Davis lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 R.Weeks 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .257 Broxton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jer ess p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Overbay ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 Mar.Reynolds 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .196 Segura ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Gallardo p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .115 b-Gennett ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 Totals 30 2 5 2 1 3 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. J.Harrison 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .318 S.Marte lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .288 A.McCutchen cf 4 0 2 0 0 2 .309 N.Walker 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 1-C.dArnaud pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 --Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --R.Martin c 4 1 1 3 0 2 .296 Snider rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .261 2-G.Polanco pr-rf 0 1 0 0 0 0 .240 G.Sanchez 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .236 Holdzkom p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Lambo ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .265 Barmes 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 Mercer ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .263 Locke p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .116 a-I.Davis ph-1b 2 0 1 1 0 1 .236 Totals 36 4 11 4 1 14 Milwaukee 100 010 000 2 5 2 Pittsburgh 000 000 04x 4 11 0 a-struck out for Locke in the 7th. b-ground ed out for Gallardo in the 8th. c-singled for Holdzkom in the 8th. d-grounded out for Jeress in the 9th. 1-ran for N.Walker in the 8th. 2-ran for Snider in the 8th. E Ar.Ramirez (10), R.Weeks (5). LOB Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 9. 2BBraun (29). 3BA. McCutchen (6). HRR.Weeks (7), o Locke; R.Martin (11), o Broxton. RBIsLucroy (68), R.Weeks (26), R.Martin 3 (66), I.Davis (51). CSC.Gomez (11). RISP Milwaukee 1 for 3; Pittsburgh 2 for 7. Runners moved upAr.Ramirez. GIDPAr.Ramirez. DP Pittsburgh 1 (J.Harrison, N.Walker, G.San chez). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gallardo 7 5 0 0 1 11 112 3.46 Broxton L, 4-3 4 4 4 0 1 20 2.38 Jeress 2 0 0 0 2 18 1.38 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Locke 7 5 2 2 0 3 82 3.60 Hldzkom W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 0 21 0.00 Mlncon S, 31-35 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.85 Inherited runners-scoredJeress 1-1. IBBo Gallardo (Mercer). HBPby Locke (C.Gomez, C.Gomez). WP Gallardo, Locke. UmpiresHome, Joe West; First, Marty Foster; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Alan Porter. T 2:57. A 37,974 (38,362).NATIONALS 3, MARLINS 2Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Span cf 5 0 2 1 0 1 .297 Rendon 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .285 Werth rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .284 LaRoche 1b 3 1 1 2 1 1 .257 Desmond ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252 Harper lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 W.Ramos c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .271 A.Cabrera 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .230 Fister p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .061 Thornton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Clippard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Schierholtz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 Storen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --T otals 33 3 7 3 4 9 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Yelich lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .289 K.Hernandez 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .200 McGehee 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .290 Ozuna cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .268 Bour 1b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .271 Saltalamacchia c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .223 G.Jones rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .240 Hechavarria ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Koehler p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .061 a-Lucas ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .249 S.Dyson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Valdespin ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .217 A.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hatcher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 2 5 2 3 1 Washington 200 100 000 3 7 0 Miami 010 100 000 2 5 0 a-singled for Koehler in the 5th. b-walked for S.Dyson in the 7th. c-struck out for Clippard in the 9th. LOB Washington 7, Miami 5. 2BG.Jones (29). 3BSpan (8), Desmond (3), Ozuna (5). HRLaRoche (25), o Koehler; Bour (1), o Fister. RBIsSpan (36), LaRoche 2 (88), Bour 2 (8). SBValde spin (1). RISPWashington 1 for 6; Miami 0 for 4. Runners moved up Bour. GIDP Yelich. DP Washington 1 (Desmond, A. Cabrera, LaRoche); Miami 1 (K.Hernandez). Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fister W, 15-6 6 5 2 2 2 1 102 2.55 Thornton H, 5 0 0 0 1 0 16 0.00 Clippard H, 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.03 Storen S, 8-11 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.20 M iami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Koehler L, 9-10 5 6 3 3 4 5 98 3.76 S.Dyson 2 1 0 0 0 0 33 2.01 A.Ramos 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.20 Hatcher 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 3.21 PBW.Ramos. Umpires Home, Ted Barrett; First, Chad Fairchild; Second, Paul Schrieber; Third, Alfonso Marquez. T 2:47. A 19,815 (37,442). ROCKIES 15, DIAMONDBACKS 3Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Inciarte lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .268 i-Reimold ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .294 Owings 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .265 Ahmed 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Pollock cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .310 B.Jackson cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 M.Montero c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .243 Bo.Wilson c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Trumbo 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .236 Lamb 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .234 C.Ross rf 3 0 2 1 0 0 .254 d-Al.Marte ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .170 Gregorius ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .209 C.Anderson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .029 a-D.Peralta ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 E.De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Stites p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Paterson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --h-Pacheco ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 Totals 36 3 11 3 0 5 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon cf 4 2 1 1 0 0 .285 Rutledge ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 .267 e-Adames ph-ss 1 1 1 0 0 0 .167 Morneau 1b 3 2 1 0 0 0 .317 f-B.Barnes ph-rf 0 1 0 0 1 0 .253 C uddy er rf 5 3 3 7 0 1 .335 Paulsen 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 Co.Dickerson lf 4 2 1 0 1 0 .310 Rosario c 4 2 3 2 0 0 .270 g-Culberson ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .196 Ja.Williams c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 Ynoa 3b 5 0 4 3 0 0 .417 LeMahieu 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .265 Lyles p 1 0 0 0 1 1 .178 b-K.Parker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 B.Brown p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-McBride ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 Brothers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Friedrich p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Totals 37 15 16 15 3 5 Arizona 100 001 001 3 11 0 Colorado 000 335 04x 15 16 0 a-ied out for C.Anderson in the 6th. b-grounded out for Lyles in the 6th. c-ied out for B.Brown in the 7th. d-struck out for C.Ross in the 8th. e-singled for Rutledge in the 8th. f-walked for Morneau in the 8th. g-hit a sacrice y for Rosario in the 8th. h-struck out for Paterson in the 9th. i-hit a sacrice y for Inciarte in the 9th. LOB Ar izona 8, Colorado 5. 2BC.Ross (8), Cuddyer 2 (14), Ynoa 2 (2). 3BGregorius (5), Ynoa (1). HRCuddyer (9), o E.De La Rosa. RBIsReimold (4), Trumbo (50), C.Ross (15), Blackmon (71), Cuddyer 7 (29), Rosario 2 (53), Culberson (23), Ynoa 3 (5), LeMahieu (40). S C.Anderson. SFReimold, Culber son, LeMahieu. Runners left in scoring positionArizona 4 (Lamb, Inciarte, C.An derson, D.Peralta); Colorado 4 (LeMahieu 3, Blackmon). RISPArizona 1 for 9; Colorado 7 for 11. Runners moved upGregorius, Co.Dickerson, K.Parker. Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson L, 9-7 5 9 6 6 2 5 76 4.01 E.De La Rosa 1 4 5 5 0 0 24 3.12 Stites 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 5.58 Paterson 1 3 4 4 1 0 27 33.75 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lyles W, 7-3 6 9 2 2 0 1 87 4.15 B.Brown 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.13 Brothers 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 5.80 Friedrich 1 1 1 1 0 1 8 6.55 HBPby Paterson (Blackmon), by E.De La Rosa (Morneau). UmpiresHome, Adrian Johnson; First, Mike Everitt; Second, Toby Basner; Third, Bill Miller. T 2:51. A 37,022 (50,480).DODGERS 14, CUBS 5Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. D.Gordon 2b 5 1 2 0 0 1 .292 Elbert p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --League p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Howell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Puig cf 4 2 2 3 1 0 .298 Ad.Gonzalez 1b 3 2 1 0 1 1 .277 e-Van Slyke ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Kemp rf 4 2 2 3 0 0 .282 Rojas 3b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .188 H.Ramirez ss 4 2 2 1 0 0 .281 Arruebarrena ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .206 C.Crawford lf 4 0 1 2 0 0 .290 f-Bernadina ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Uribe 3b 4 2 1 1 0 1 .309 J.Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Barney 2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235 A.Ellis c 4 3 2 4 1 2 .193 Kershaw p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .164 c-Pederson ph-rf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .150 Totals 39 14 13 14 6 10 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Alcantara cf 4 2 1 1 1 2 .213 J.Baez 2b-ss 5 0 0 0 0 3 .173 Rizzo 1b 2 1 1 1 0 0 .279 Watkins 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Soler rf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .361 Rosscup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Vizcaino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-Jo.Baker ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .194 W.Castillo c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 a-R.Lopez ph-c 3 0 1 1 1 2 .143 Olt 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .158 Valaika ss-1b 4 0 2 0 0 2 .241 Lake lf-rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .211 E.Jackson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 Jokisch p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 b-Szczur ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .260 Straily p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Schlitter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 d-Kalish ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Fujikawa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Coghlan lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .275 Totals 36 5 11 5 3 15 Los Angeles 602 006 000 14 13 1 Chicago 300 000 002 5 11 1 a-hit a sacrice y for W.Castillo in the 1st. b-doubled for Jokisch in the 4th. c-struck out for Kershaw in the 6th. d-grounded into a elders choice for Schlitter in the 6th. e-struck out for Ad.Gonzalez in the 8th. f-struck out for C.Crawford in the 8th. g-singled for Vizcaino in the 9th. EBarney (4), Olt (7). LOB Los Angeles 4, Chicago 9. 2BPuig (36), H.Ramirez 2 (34), Alca ntara (9), Rizzo (24), Valaika (4), Szczur (2). 3BSoler (1). HRKemp (22), o E.Jack son; A.Ellis 2 (3), o Jokisch 2; Puig (15), o Straily. RBIsPuig 3 (66), Kemp 3 (80), H.Ramirez (70), C.Crawford 2 (43), Uribe (48), A.Ellis 4 (23), Alcantara (23), Rizzo (73), Soler (18), Jo.Baker (15), R.Lopez (1). SB D. Gordon (63). SFR.Lopez. Runners left in scoring positionLos Angeles 2 (Kemp 2); Chicago 4 (J.Baez 3, Valaika). RISPLos Angeles 5 for 11; Chicago 4 for 13. Runners moved upAd.Gonzalez, C.Crawford. GIDPPuig, Pederson. DP Chicago 2 (Watkins, J.Baez, Valaika), (Watkins, J.Baez, Valaika). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kershaw W, 20-3 5 7 3 3 3 9 106 1.80 J.Wright 1 1 0 0 0 2 12 4.30 Elbert 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 2.70 League 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2.72 Howell 1 3 2 2 0 2 15 1.53 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Jackson L, 6-15 4 5 5 1 0 35 6.38 Jokisch 3 4 3 1 0 2 62 1.74 Straily 1 4 6 6 2 2 33 13.89 Schlitter 1 0 0 0 1 8 4.14 Fujikawa 1 0 0 0 1 1 10 5.25 Rosscup 1 0 0 0 1 3 19 10.32 Vizcaino 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 6.75 Inherited runners-scoredJokisch 1-1, Schlitter 2-2. HBPby Kershaw (Rizzo). UmpiresHome, Phil Cuzzi; First, Tripp Gibson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Greg Gibson. T 3:31. A 33,322 (41,072). | BASEBALL SCOREBOARD For Thursdays late linescores, see Scoreboard, Page 7 MIAMI Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year had season-ending Tommy John surgery May 16. He met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday. A lot of good news came out of that in going up there and seeing him so Im really excited, Fernandez said Friday. Im feeling great. Im feeling like I didnt have the surgery so I think thats good news. There is not a timetable for Fernandezs return to game action. Giants Hall of Famer hospitalized: The San Francisco Giants announced Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been hospitalized and is being treated following complications from an infection. The 76-year-old McCovey was hospitalized last week in the Bay Area, the team said Friday, and his recovery is progressing every day. The Giants are in close contact with McCovey and his family. The club urged fans to keep the former first baseman and left fielder nicknamed Stretch in their thoughts and said notes could be sent to him at AT&T Park. McCovey has attended many Giants games over the past few seasons. Twins shut down closer: All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by Minnesota because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA. Yanks to start Tanaka: New York ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. The Japanese star is expected to throw 70 to 75 pitches. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start on July 8. Phils minor leaguer suspended: Philadelphia minor league right-hander Shane Watson was suspended for 50 games without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseballs minor league drug program. The suspension of Watson, who is on the roster of the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League.Marlins ace gets good rehab news MLB NOTEBOOKBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wild-card raceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct WCGB Kansas City 83 68 .550 Oakland 83 69 .546 Seattle 82 70 .539 1 Cleveland 79 73 .520 4 New York 79 74 .516 4 Fridays results N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 3 Cleveland at Minnesota, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Seattle at Houston, late Philadelphia at Oakland, late NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct WCGB San Francisco 84 68 .553 Pittsburgh 83 70 .542 Milwaukee 79 75 .513 4 Fridays results Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco at San Diego, late E llsbury, Jeter power Yankees BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Jacoby Ellsbury, Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees kept Mark Buehrle winless against them for more than a decade, sending Toronto to its season-worst sixth consecutive loss. New York won its third in a row to preserve its faint AL wild-card hopes. The cheers for Jeter kept getting louder and louder during his nal homestand, and fans chanted his name throughout the ninth inning. Jeter delivered two singles, giving him backto-back multihit games for the rst time since late July. The retiring captain later hit a long y that really got the crowd hollering before it was caught on the warning track. Red Sox 5, Orioles 3, 10 innings: In Baltimore, David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted Boston. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are still in the running for home-field advantage throughout the postseason, manager Buck Showalter rested several regulars, including Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis. Pirates 4, Brewers 2: In Pittsburgh, Russell Martin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the eighth inning and Pittsburgh inched closer to a playoff berth. Martin sent a Broxton fastball into the seats beyond the center field wall for his 11th home run of the season and easily his most important. Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his 31st save as the Pirates moved 4 games in front of the Brewers for the second National League wild card spot with nine days left in the regular season. Mets 5, Braves 0: In Atlanta, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings as New York was eliminated from playoff contention despite the win. Atlanta, which dropped seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card race, can be eliminated with any combination of three Pirates wins or Braves losses. The Mets were knocked out when Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee earlier Friday. Nationals 3, Marlins 2: In Miami, Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead National League-leading Washington. Fister (15-6) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 innings for the Nationals, who have won six of seven. The Nationals (89-64) lead the Dodgers (88-66) by 1 games for the best record in the league. Cardinals 2, Reds 1: In St. Louis, John Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 dominant innings, and Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers in the first inning. The NL Central leaders had five hits but maintained a 2-game lead over Pittsburgh with eight games remaining. Their magic number is seven for clinching a second straight division title and two over third-place Milwaukee for securing a fourth straight postseason berth. St. Louis is 6-1 on its final nine-game homestand. Dodgers 14, Cubs 5: In Chicago, Clayton Kershaw became the majors first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers to lead Los Angeles. Kershaw (20-3) pitched five innings in his shortest start in 3 months, but the NL Westleading Dodgers roughed up Edwin Jackson on their way to a 13-hit attack that included four homers. Matt Kemp hit a three-run shot in Los Angeles six-run first, and Yasiel Puig added another three-run homer in the sixth. The Dodgers improved baseballs best road record to 48-31 and clinched a postseason berth when Milwaukee lost in Pittsburgh. MLB ROUNDUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 assault. Domestic violence isnt committed by men only (it just so happens all NFL players are men). Its not a male athlete problem either. For example: U.S. womens national soccer team goalkeeper Goalie Hope Solo was arrested this summer on domestic violence charges. The Rice and Peterson cases are issues of char acter or lack thereof. The NFL doesnt need one of those textbook-leadership/crisis management/rebranding efforts by renaming a vice presidents job title and creating an advisory committee. The league doesnt need a leader looking contrite but fumbling for answers during interviews and news conferences. Thats what companies sometimes do when theres a problem they dont know how to address: They placate. They form a group/committee/team so that it looks like theyre responding. Then they put their heads back in the sand and hope everyone has short-term memory loss. Thats not enough this time, Roger. You want your advisory committee to lead and shape the NFLs policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault? Ill save you the time and money. Heres your policy: Dont beat women. Dont beat children. Bad! Its that simple. I understand these young mens moral foundations are already formed by the time they enter the NFL. Obviously some of these players parents failed miserably at raising gentlemen. Perhaps high school and college coaches should be doing more to teach the policy: Dont beat women. Dont beat children. Bad! But that doesnt help the league today. The NFL can offer mandatory, semi-annual seminars on domestic violence and anger management in case the players forget: Dont beat women. Dont beat children. Bad! The NFL can provide mandatory, semi-annual seminars reminding them how to respond when a woman says, No, just in case they forget. The NFL can have their players wear blue in September for child abuse, pink in October for breast cancer and purple in November for domestic violence. But all that amounts to little more than naming an advisory committee because at the end of the day, real men dont beat women or children. These NFL players are adults, employees and role models, and they need to be treated like ones. The league need to implement appropriate, real-world repercussions on a consistent basis. No more of this wishywashy, exempt-list, deactivating reinstating, nonsense. If a player beats his wife, he should be red. If a player beats his child, he should be red. If a player commits a felony, he should be red. This is about character, Roger. This is about restoring the NFLs image as a No Felons League one we all can be proud to support again.Email: email@example.comFEINBERGFROM PAGE 1 TAMPA After watching three wobbly performances by his quarterback, Lovie Smiths patience in Josh McCown remained unshakable. One day after Tampa Bays 56-14 loss to the Falcons, Smith said McCown would start against the Steelers on Sept. 28 if he is healthy. McCown injured the thumb on his right (throwing) hand during the third quarter and did not return. He was scheduled to have an MRI exam Friday, and the team will have a better gauge when players return to the practice facility Monday. McCown, 35, has been erratic, completing 5 of 12 passes for 58 yards Thursday and had an interception returned for a touchdown. It was the fourth interception in three games for McCown, who threw only one interception in eight games for the Bears last season. Josh is our starter, Smith said. Were looking at one game right now. It would be simple if Josh was the only guy who played bad. It seems like the only guy Im asked about is Josh your starter? You can ask that about quite a few people, starting with me. Am I still the head coach based on that effort? But a little more goes into it than that. During the Bucs 0-3 start, McCown has completed 43 of 68 passes (63.2 percent) for 420 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Only eight starting quarterbacks had interceptions in each of their two games. McCowns interception percentage (5.9 percent) is the second-highest in the league behind only the Vikings Matt Cassell (6.5). You can say that about most of the quarterbacks in the league, Smith said. We wouldnt have any quarterbacks playing if you just went in on that. I think we can slow up a little bit on that and all of those werent even his to be truthful. Backup Mike Glennon entered the game Thursday at the end of the second quarter and nished 17-of-24 passing for 121 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. It was after Week 3 a year ago when Glennon took over from starter Josh Freeman and led the Bucs to a 4-9 record, throwing 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Smith promised changes after watching the Bucs third-worst loss in franchise history. The Bucs trailed 56-0 in the fourth quarter until Glennon connected with receiver Vincent Jackson on a 3-yard touchdown pass. Smith said he was embarrassed by his teams performance and took the blame for not having his team prepared. Without going into specics, he vowed changes but seemed to chalk Thursdays debacle to just a bad night in which the Bucs were without defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Mason Foster. What changes is Smith considering? Everything is on the table, not just one thing, Smith said. As I said, we have a few more days to evaluate what were doing, but when that (Thursday nights game) happens, changes have to be made on what were doing. As if the lopsided loss to the Falcons wasnt enough, the Bucs team charter was stranded on the tarmac at Atlantas Hartseld International Airport until 3 a.m. Monday due to mechanical problems.FALCONS 56, BUCCANEERS 14Tampa Bay 0 0 0 14 14 Atlanta 21 14 21 0 56 First Quarter AtlDouglas 3 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 12:03. AtlJones 8 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:03. AtlIshmael 23 interception return (Bry ant kick), 2:38. Second Quarter AtlHester 20 run (Bryant kick), 14:53. AtlHester 62 punt return (Bryant kick), 7:06. Third Quarter AtlJones 40 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 8:23. AtlS.Jackson 2 run (Bryant kick), 8:11. AtlSmith 38 run (Bryant kick), 1:47. Fourth Quarter TBJackson 3 pass from Glennon (Murray kick), 8:46. TBLansanah 27 interception return (Murray kick), 7:07. A 70,318. TB Atl First downs 10 26 Total Net Yards 217 488 Rushes-yards 18-64 36-144 Passing 153 344 Punt Returns 1-9 3-68 Kicko Returns 4-78 1-29 Interceptions Ret. 1-27 1-23 Comp-Att-Int 22-36-1 24-28-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-26 1-6 Punts 7-43.9 2-42.0 Fumbles-Lost 5-4 4-3 Penalties-Yards 11-110 5-50 Time of Possession 27:21 32:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGTampa Bay, Rainey 11-41, Glennon 3-19, James 4-4. Atlanta, S.Jack son 14-54, Smith 4-50, Hester 1-20, Free man 11-12, Rodgers 5-6, Ryan 1-2. PASSINGTampa Bay, Glennon 17-24-0121, McCown 5-12-1-58. Atlanta, Ryan 2124-0-286, Yates 3-4-1-64. RECEIVINGTampa Bay, Rainey 7-64, My ers 5-33, Evans 4-52, Jackson 2-15, Stocker 2-15, Herron 1-5, James 1-(minus 5). Atlan ta, Jones 9-161, Weems 4-69, DiMarco 3-35, Toilolo 2-25, Douglas 2-14, Hester 1-25, Roby 1-11, Freeman 1-7, Rodgers 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALSAtlanta, Bryant 59 (WL). NFL: Tampa BayBucs Smith sticks with McCownBy RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMES BUCCANEERS AT STEELERSWHO: Tampa Bay (0-3) at PIttsburgh (1-1) WHEN: Sept. 28, 1 p.m. WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh TV: FOX RADIO: TBD AP PHOTONFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference on Friday in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised major revisions to the leagues conduct policies as he spoke out Friday for the rst time in days after a series of domestic violence allegations rocked the league this week. At our best, the NFL sets an example that makes a positive differ ence, he said, speaking in New York. Unfortunately over the past two weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong. That starts with me. But after reading from a prepared statement, Goodell faced a series of tough questions about the NFLs handling of the Ray Rice controversy in a news conference that was in parts combative and circus-like, featuring a disturbance caused by a man screaming Dont take me into an elevator! As he apologized for the leagues handling of the Ray Rice controversy, Goodell also announced a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, though the commissioner did not elaborate on what that partnership might entail. Although he appeared contrite throughout the news conference, Goodell said he has not considered stepping down. Were moving in a very important direction by getting expertise to say how can we do this better, he said. The revised conduct policies, which will include a review of Goodells role in the disciplinary process, will be created after talks between domestic violence experts and the players union. Goodell said he plans to have the revised policies in place by the Super Bowl in February. There will be changes to our personal conduct policy. I know this because we will make it happen, he said. When the news conference moved to a question-and-answer format, Goodell appeared ustered as reporters peppered him with questions about how the league failed to obtain footage of Rice punching his then-ancee in an Atlantic City, N.J., elevator, and the independent investigation launched by former FBI director Robert Mueller. Goodell maintained that no one in the NFL viewed the Rice video before it was leaked by TMZ. But he avoided questions about what Rice told the NFL, whether or not Mueller had interviewed him or the investigations status. At one point, a TMZ reporter asked Goodell how the NFL failed to obtain the tape if the gossip site managed to track the footage down with one phone call. I cant explain how you got your information, only you can do that, he said. Goodell sent a memo to all 32 NFL teams earlier Friday, and the news conference marked the rst time the commissioner had spoken publicly this week as a rash of domestic violence allegations continued to plague some of the leagues most visible players.Goodell promises significant changesBy JAMES QUELLYLOS ANGELES TIMES NFL: Domestic violence scandalsFew specics accompany his declaration FRIDAYS DEVELOPMENTSNFL teams were informed that within the next 30 days all personnel will participate in education sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault. Procter & Gamble canceled an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion its Crest brand had been planning. An ESPN report alleged a pattern of misinformation and misdirection was employed by the Ravens and the NFL after they first learned of the Ray Rice incident. The team denied the report. Roger Goodell said he has not considered resigning. Goodells role in disciplining players is on the table. NOW President Terry ONeill reiterated her call for Goodell to resign. DAVIE Miami defensive end Dion Jordan was suspended Friday for the second time this year for a violation of the NFLs substance abuse policy. He must sit out the next four games without pay. As a result of the violations, Jordan will miss the years rst six games. He is undergoing treatment, the Dolphins said. Jordan was rst suspended July 3 after testing positive for a prohibited stimulant. That suspension, originally four games, was lifted under terms of the leagues new policy on performance-enhancing substances that took effect Wednesday. As the Dolphins were notied Friday that the suspension was lifted, they were advised of the second suspension, coach Joe Philbin said. While we were disappointed to learn of this result, we support Dion for proactively taking steps to voluntarily seek treatment, Philbin said in a statement. Jordan, the third pick in the 2013 draft, will be eligible to rejoin practice and return to the Dolphins active roster Oct. 20. Ravens fans trade in Rice jerseys: Fans lined up outside the Ravens home stadium to trade their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore players. The team set up the two-day program after recently releasing Rice, who in an explicit video that surfaced last week was shown viciously punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The team has said it expects to exchange approximately 5,000 jerseys. NFL reduces receivers suspension: Josh Gordon, Clevelands star receiver, was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games after the league announced changes to its drug policy. He will be eligible to play in Clevelands final six games after the league and NFL Players Association agreed on revisions to the substance abuse program two days after announcing changes on performance enhancing drugs. Along with Gordon, free agent LaVon Brazill also had his suspension lessened to 10 games. Arizona puts Abraham on IR: Arizona placed 15-year veteran John Abraham on injured reserve, ending his season. The 36-year-old outside linebacker sustained a concussion in the season opener against San Diego. He left the team briefly reportedly contemplating retirement, before making an attempt to return this week. He had not been able to practice, however. Abraham is the NFLs active career sacks leader with 133 ranking him ninth on the leagues all-time list. He had 11 sacks with the Cardinals last season and is in the second year of a two-year contract with Arizona. Around the nation: Hennepin County (Minn.) Human Services filed a petition asking a judge to block Vikings running back Adrian Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on his 4-year-old son. 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Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 THE COUCH POTATOS PICKS COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Week 4 at a glanceEASTERN MICHIGAN AT NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE Noon, Big Ten Network Eastern Michigans pass offense ranks last nationally at 5.54 yards per completion. The Eagles of Ypsilanti also lost at Florida, 65-0. Looks as if the beleaguered Big Ten might pick up a win. FLORIDA AT NO. 3 ALABAMA 3:30 p.m., CBS East-division Florida tries to put a dent in the Southeastern Conference West. The SEC West has five teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10. Florida survived in triple overtime last week against Kentucky. MIAMI AT NO. 24 NEBRASKA 8 p.m., ESPN2 It seems like forever since Miami crushed Nebraska to win the 2001 national title at the Rose Bowl. In the past decade, both iconic programs have been outperformed by Boise State. Heres a chance to recapture some of the magic. NO. 2 OREGON AT WASHINGTON STATE 10:30 p.m., ESPN Last year, Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti ripped Washington State coach Mike Leach for passing 89 times in a lopsided defeat. Aliotti thought Washington State should have conceded and run out the clock. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times STATE CAPSULESNO. 22 CLEMSON (1-1) at NO. 1 FLORIDA STATE (2-0) 8:18 p.m., Doak Campbell Stadium, TallahasseeTV: ABC RADIO: No local affiliate LINE: Florida State by 15 SERIES: Florida State leads 19-8 STORYLINES: The winner of this matchup has played in the ACC title game in each of the past five years. The Seminoles are the top team in the country, but have not been as dominant. Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire will make the first start of his career because of a first-half suspension of Jameis Winston. Maguire has only thrown 26 passes in college and was not a prolific passer in high school. The Seminoles havent trailed in a regular season game since Sept. 28, 2013. A decisive victory, without Winston, would answer a lot of questions. FLORIDA (2-0, 1-0 SEC) at NO. 3 ALABAMA (3-0, 0-0) 3:30 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa TV: CBS RADIO: 620 AM LINE: Alabama by 14 SERIES: Alabama leads 22-14 STORYLINES: Florida could ice down coach Will Muschamps hot seat after a disappointing 2013 season and assert itself as a contender in the wide-open SEC East. An interesting matchup to watch could be Alabama receiver Amari Cooper against Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. Cooper leads the nation with 33 catches. Hargreaves is one of the SECs top cornerbacks. However, Florida will have to stop Alabamas run game, which hasnt been used much. Tailbacks T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry have only 16 total carries each the past two games. Fast fact: Florida is the only team in the nation scheduled to face the preseason No. 1 (Florida State) and No. 2 (Alabama) teams. MIAMI (2-1) at NO. 24 NEBRASKA (3-0) 8 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb. TV: ESPN2 RADIO: 99.3 FM, 1250 AM LINE: Nebraska by 7 SERIES: Tied 5-5 STORYLINES: Miami believes its a better team than the one that lost at Louisville in its opener. Theres no better way to find out than playing on the road in front of 90,000 fans, many of whom remember the days when the Hurricanes beat their Cornhuskers regularly in bowl games. Watch Miamis offensive line against Nebraskas defensive line. The Hurricanes must keep freshman QB Brad Kaaya upright if theyre going to win. Theyll be going against one of the best defen sive-end tandems in the country in Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen. BETHUNE COOKMAN (2-0) at CENTRAL FLORIDA (0-2) 6 p.m., Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando TV: ESPN3 RADIO: No local affiliates LINE: None SERIES: UCF leads 10-5 STORYLINES: UCF has played Bethune-Cookman more than any other opponent in school history, having met the Wildcats 15 times. The schools met every year from 1981 to 1995 before the Knights moved up to FBS. The Knights havent started 0-3 since 2004, when they went 0-11. However, B-CU is no pushover. Its defense is ranked in the top ve in four categories among FCS teams, including second in rushing defense. So far through two games the Wildcats have given up an average of 45 yards per game on the ground. UCF has struggled rushing the ball in 2014, averaging 57 yards. AP FILE PHOTOFlorida State quarterback Sean Maguire, shown in action in November against Syracuse, will get his rst career start in college footballs marquee prime-time game. The redshirt sophomore has thrown 26 passes in his career. SPOTLIGHT: Florida StateQuarterbacks hijack prime-time spotlight TALLAHASSEE There will be a revolving door of quarterbacks on the eld when Florida State and Clemson meet in the showcase matchup this weekend. That leads to a lot of uncertainty in a game that could have national championship implications. The winner of this meeting has played in the ACC title game the last ve years. Florida State redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire will make the rst start of his career for the topranked Seminoles after Heisman winner Jameis Winston was suspended for the rst half after making offensive and vulgar comments about female anatomy. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the offense will not change with the strongarmed Maguire, but he has only thrown 26 passes on the collegiate level. Youre not the second-team guy at Florida State if youre not a really good player, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. Obviously, we dont have a ton of lm on him, but hes a guy they recruited to be a great player. The No. 22 Tigers start a more traditional quarterback: senior Cole Stoudt. Freshman Deshaun Watson also will see snaps after being ranked by multiple recruiting sites as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Stoudt has thrown for 446 yards, one touchdown and one interception with a 63.3 completion percentage. Watson has thrown for 213 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions with a 76.9 completion percentage. The Tigers will run their hurry-up offense and emphasize tempo regardless of whos in the game. One is more of a decision-maker, hes not going to throw into tight coverage, hes not going to take the sack, FSU defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. said. The other one will force it. Hes not scared to take chances. You just have to know whos back there and what to expect. Youd like to take the guy that takes more risk and can turn the ball over ... but it really doesnt matter which one they put out there. The Seminoles would love to lean on an offensive line with ve senior starters and their senior running back, which is the easiest way to take the pressure off Maguire in the rst half. Starter Karlos Williams hasnt had a breakout game, but backup Mario Pender has been a nice complement and freshman Dalvin Cook had a strong game against The Citadel. The backs have also been involved in pass game, which could give Maguire some short, easy completions. Clemson, in contrast, needs a big game from its quarterback. Stoudt would like to follow in the footsteps of Will Proctor. He was the last one-and-done senior quarterback to lead the Tigers into Tallahassee (2006), which was also Clemsons last victory at Doak Campbell Stadium. Proctor was a senior who had backed up Charlie Whitehurst during his time with the Tigers. He fueled a 27-20 victory over the Seminoles.By KAREEM COPELANDASSOCIATED PRESSClemson and FSU are likely to use multiple signal-callers QUARTER REPORTYes, the Heisman Trophy appears to be a two-person race Florida States Jameis Winston and Oregons Marcus Mariota at this point. But the season is only three weeks old, and there are plenty of impact players poised for big weekends that could elevate their national visibility even if they arent likely to be in New York in December.1TYLER MURPHY Boston College Quarterback Murphy has provided an immediate jolt for the Eagles (2-1). The graduate transfer from Florida ran for a careerhigh 191 yards in last weeks upset of USC and ranks eighth nationally with 401 yards rushing heading into this weeks game against Maine. Hes competed really hard in every game, BC coach Steve Addazio said. Hes a guy that carries his team. Hes a leader. 2JEREMY LANGFORD Michigan State Running back Some preseason publications listed him as a Heisman Trophy dark horse after he put up 1,422 yards a year ago. But an injured left ankle has limited the senior to 143 yards on 37 carries with one score in the teams 1-1 start. Coach Mark Dantonio will want to establish a physical advantage on the line by running the ball against the MACs Eastern Michigan, so dont be surprised if Langford grabs some headlines with some impressive numbers.3SEAN MANNION Oregon State Quarterback He needs 186 yards passing against San Diego State to move into third on the Pac-12s career list ahead of Derek Anderson, who threw for 11,249 yards for the Beavers from 2001-04. Mannion also is tied with USCs Carson Palmer for 11th on the conferences all-time touchdowns list with 72 and can move into the top 10 by throwing two scoring passes against the Aztecs.4MATY MAUK Missouri Quarterback He has thrown 12 touchdown passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the FBS lead with Washington States Connor Halliday and Western Kentuckys Brandon Doughty. The sophomore might have a chance for another big game this weekend when the Tigers host Indiana, which lost 45-42 to Bowling Green last weekend.OTLooking to win some bar bets this weekend? Duke is a heavy favorite (against Tulane 1-2) to reach 4-0 for the first time since 1994, when the Blue Devils set a school record by winning their first seven games. There have been only three other times when Duke has started the season at least 4-0. Associated Pres Half a century ago, before Will Muschamp was born, there was a moment something like this in Florida football history, and it turned out to be one of the greatest ever. The Gators were unranked on Oct. 12, 1963, just as they are today. Coming off a paper-thin win against a supposedly inferior opponent, in this case the Richmond Spiders, Florida took the eld at Tuscaloosa to play Alabama, No. 3 in the AP poll then and now. Ray Graves, a fourthyear head coach with a record of 21-12-2, led Florida out of the tunnel. Bear Bryant was on the other side, with Joe Namath as his quarterback and a run of six national titles in progress. If you wish to insert Muschamp (24-16 in season four) and Nick Saban (four national titles and counting) here, feel free. Implausible or not, the Gators pulled off a 10-6 upset, stopping an Alabama home winning streak of 21 games and gaining Graves full forgiveness for a previous four-win Florida season. The Tides only score was a fourth-quarter sneak by Namath, whose passing stats were otherwise dismal at 10 for 26 and 104 yards. And that, friends, is the end of the story, other than an amusing epilogue about students setting a celebration bonre in the middle of the major intersection of 13th and University in Gainesville. Miracles like that seem beyond Floridas grasp. Three overtimes is what it took to beat Kentucky last week. It gures that three possessions is all Alabama should need to leave the Wildcats behind. Still, this is college football, where reason regularly takes a holiday. The 2-0 Gators have a strong running game (all the better to keep Jeff Driskel out of third-andlong) and a scary return game (Andre Debose is the king of the instant touchdown), so an amazing Florida defensive effort might be enough to keep the game close. Las Vegas doesnt agree, rating the Tide somewhere around two touchdowns better. I get the feeling Saban doesnt agree, either, judging by the number of superlatives hes using to get his teams attention. Whats missing from the Florida perspective on this, however, is the fact Alabama lacks some of its customary polish. West Virginia passed for 365 yards in a 33-23 loss to the Tide in the opener and the Mountaineers are coming off a 4-8 year, just like Florida. Imagine if Florida were getting what it should be getting from Driskel, a redshirt junior who was the nations top-ranked quarterback coming out of high school in 2011. The Gators would have an important edge then over Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, who has just three career starts. Instead, its up to Demarcus Robinson (15 total catches and a game-saving touchdown in overtime against Kentucky) to snag any thing that comes close. Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor are on the hook for great rushing games, too, unless new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is ready to roll the dice with some keepers around the corners for Driskel. Meanwhile, look on the bright side. Florida doesnt need to reach a 100-year ood level of heroic plays in order to win. The 50-year mark should be sufcient.Florida may need repeat of 1963 miracleBy DAVE GEORGECOX NEWSPAPERS COMMENTARY: Florida GARAGESALELISTINGSALW AY SI NTHECLASSIFIEDS
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net SP Page 7 Sports on TVAUTO RACING9 a.m. CNBC Formula One, qualifying for Singa pore Grand Prix FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H. 10 a.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualify ing for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H. 11:30 a.m. FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Happy Hour Series, nal practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H. 1 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H. 5 p.m. NBC Global Rally Cross, at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. ESPNEWS NASCAR, Nationwide Series, VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, at Sparta, Ky. 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 NHRA, qualifying for FallNation als, at Ennis, Texas (delayed tape)BOXING3 p.m. NBC Champion Thabiso Mchunu (161-0) vs. Garrett Wilson (13-7-1), for NABF cruiserweight title. lightweights, Karl Dar gan (16-0-0) vs. Angino Perez (17-5-0), for vacant NABF junior lightweight title, at Mashantucket, Conn.COLLEGE FOOTBALLNoon ESPN Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech ESPN2 Bowling Green at Wisconsin ESPNEWS W. Illinois at Northwestern ESPNU Iowa at Pittsburgh FSN Old Dominion at Rice 3:30 p.m. ABC Texas A&M at SMU or Utah at Michigan CBS Florida at Alabama ESPN Virginia at BYU ESPN2 Texas A&M at SMU or Utah at Michigan ESPNU North Carolina at East Carolina FSN Cent. Michigan at Kansas FS1 Louisville at FIU 4 p.m. ESPNEWS Texas St. at Illinois 7 p.m. ESPN Mississippi St. at LSU ESPNU N. Illinois at Arkansas 7:30 p.m. FOX Oklahoma at West Virginia 8 p.m. ESPN2 Miami at Nebraska 8:07 p.m. ABC Clemson at Florida St. 10 p.m. ESPNU Howard at Morgan St. (same-day tape) 10:30 p.m. ESPN Oregon at Washington St. FS1 San Diego St. at Oregon St.GOLF6 a.m. TGC Asian Tour, Selangor Masters, third round, at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (same-day tape) 8:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Wales Open, third round, at Newport, Wales 2 p.m. TGC Web.com Tour Championship, third round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 5 p.m. TGC LPGA, Yokohama Tire Classic, third round, at Prattville, Ala. 7:30 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Hawaii Champion ship, second round, at Kapolei, Hawaii 5:30 a.m. TGC Asian Tour, Selangor Masters, nal round, at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (same-day tape)MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL1 p.m. FOX Regional coverage, Cincinnati at St. Louis or Boston at Baltimore 4 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Philadelphia at Oakland or Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. FS1 Cincinnati at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Texas at L.A. Angels or San Francisco at San Diego (games joined in-progress)SOCCER7:40 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Stoke City at Queens Park Rangers 9:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Arsenal at Aston Villa 12:30 p.m. NBC Premier League, Liverpool at West Ham 5 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Vancouver at Portland 7:30 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Seattle at New YorkGlantz-Culver LineMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLNational League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Los Angeles -140 at Chicago +130 at Colorado -120 Arizona +110 at Pittsburgh -140 Milwaukee +130 Washington -155 at Miami +145 at Atlanta -135 New York +125 at St. Louis -210 Cincinnati +190 at San Diego -125 San Francisco +115 American League at Kansas City -120 Detroit +110 Toronto -110 at New York +100 at Baltimore -180 Boston +170 Cleveland -130 at Minnesota +120 at Tampa Bay -180 Chicago +170 at Houston -130 Seattle +120 at Los Angeles -230 Texas +210 Interleague at Oakland -220 Philadelphia +200NCAA FOOTBALLFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at Missouri 15 13 (71) Indiana at Penn St. 28 27 (47) UMass Marshall 12 9 (60) at Akron at Pittsburgh 4 7 (46) Iowa at Toledo 8 14 (60) Ball St. at Syracuse 1 1 (53) Maryland at Ohio 13 14 (56) Idaho at Kansas 5 3 (45) C. Michigan at Georgia 39 41 (64) Troy at Wisconsin 21 27 (63) Bowl. Green at Duke 17 17 (58) Tulane Army +3 2 (47) at Wake Forest at E. Carolina 1 3 (67) N. Carolina at Minnesota 8 9 (51) San Jose St. at Michigan 7 4 (56) Utah at Michigan St. 44 45 (52) E. Michigan S. Carolina 20 21 (53) at Vanderbilt at Wyoming 4 3 (47) FAU at Colorado 7 8 (60) Hawaii at Memphis 7 12 (60) Mid. Tenn. at Washington 36 35 (68) Georgia St. at Southern Miss. 4 1 (59) App. St. Ga.Southern +1 3 (59) at S. Alabama Texas A&M 29 33 (59) at SMU at Navy 5 6 (53) Rutgers at Alabama 15 14 (51) Florida at Houston 19 21 (62) UNLV at Va. Tech 8 8 (52) Ga. Tech Oregon 24 23 (75) at Wash. St. at Florida St. 19 15 (60) Clemson at BYU 15 14 (48) Virginia at Illinois 14 13 (62) Texas St. at Rice 10 6 (63) Old Dominion Louisville 25 27 (44) at FIU at Cincinnati 28 28 (61) Miami (Ohio) at Oregon St. 10 10 (59) San Diego St. at LSU 8 9 (49) Mississippi St. at Arkansas 12 13 (65) N. Illinois at Arkansas St. +4 2 (49) Utah St. New Mexico 2 3 (63) at N. Mex. St. at Nebraska 8 7 (56) Miami Oklahoma 12 7 (64) at W. Virginia at Arizona 12 8 (70) California at Boise St. 16 17 (61) La.-LafayetteNFLTomorrowFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOGat Bualo Pk 2 (45) San DiegoDallas 1 1 (45) at St. Louis at Philadelphia 6 6 (50) Washington Houston 2 2 (41) at N.Y. Giants at New Orleans 9 10 (50) Minnesota at Cincinnati 7 7 (43) TennesseeBaltimore Pk 1 (41) at Clevelandat Detroit 1 2 (52) Green Bay Indianapolis 7 7 (45) at Jsonville at New England 13 14 (47) Oakland San Francisco 2 3 (42) at Arizona at Seattle 4 5 (48) Denver at Miami 5 4 (42) Kansas City at Carolina 3 3 (41) PittsburghMondayat N.Y. Jets 1 3 (45) ChicagoPro baseballTHURSDAYS LATE MLB LINESCORESINDIANS 2, ASTROS 1Cleveland 000 000 001 000 1 2 8 1 Houston 000 100 000 000 0 1 8 0 (13 innings) Salazar, Hagadone (8), Atchison (8), Rzep czynski (9), Shaw (10), C.Lee (12), Crockett (12), Allen (13) and Y.Gomes; Feldman, Sipp (9), Qualls (9), K.Chapman (10), Veras (11), Deduno (13) and J.Castro. WCrockett 4-0. LDeduno 2-6. SvAllen (22).MARINERS 3, ANGELS 1Seattle 000 000 003 3 6 1 Los Angeles 000 000 001 1 5 2 F.Hernandez, Furbush (8), Wilhelmsen (8), Rodney (9) and Zunino; LeBlanc, Thatcher (6), Morin (7), Salas (8), Jepsen (9) and Conger. WWilhelmsen 3-2. LJepsen 0-2. SvRodney (46). HRsSeattle, Morrison (9). Los Angeles, Conger (4).DODGERS 8, CUBS 4Los Angeles 000 010 511 8 13 2 Chicago 200 020 000 4 11 3 Greinke, P.Rodriguez (6), P.Baez (7), Br.Wil son (8), Jansen (9) and A.Ellis, Butera; Wada, Grimm (6), N.Ramirez (7), W.Wright (7), Schlit ter (8), Rosscup (8), B.Parker (9) and Jo.Baker. WP.Rodriguez 1-0. LN.Ramirez 2-3.CARDINALS 3, BREWERS 2Milwaukee 000 110 000 000 0 2 10 0 St. Louis 000 000 020 000 1 3 12 1 (13 innings) Lohse, Broxton (8), Jeress (9), W.Smith (9), Estrada (10), Kintzler (11), Duke (12), J.Nelson (13) and Lucroy, Maldonado; S.Miller, Choate (7), Maness (7), Rosenthal (9), Ne shek (10), C.Martinez (11), S.Freeman (13) and Y.Molina, T.Cruz. WS.Freeman 2-0. LJ.Nelson 2-8.PADRES 7, PHILLIES 3Philadelphia 000 100 002 3 11 1 San Diego 010 111 03x 7 12 1 K.Kendrick, Bastardo (6), Mi.Adams (7), C.Jimenez (8) and Nieves; Erlin, Vincent (7), Garces (7), Thayer (8), Stauer (9) and Grandal. WErlin 4-4. LK.Kendrick 9-13. HRsSan Diego, Amarista (5), Venable (7).Pro footballNFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Bualo 2 0 0 1.000 52 30 DOLPHINS 1 1 0 .500 43 49 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 43 45 New England 1 1 0 .500 50 40 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 47 20 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 36 36 JAGUARS 0 2 0 .000 27 75 Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 51 61 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 47 26 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 42 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 36 53 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 53 54 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 2 0 0 1.000 55 41 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 47 39 Oakland 0 2 0 .000 28 49 Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 27 50 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 64 44 Washington 1 1 0 .500 47 27 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 43 38 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 28 60 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 44 21 Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 103 72 New Orleans 0 2 0 .000 58 63 BUCS 0 3 0 .000 45 95 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 1 1 0 .500 48 43 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 41 36 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 42 38 Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 47 60 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 43 31 Seattle 1 1 0 .500 57 46 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 48 45 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 25 51 Thursdays result Atlanta 56, BUCS 14 Sundays games Dallas at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 1 p.m. San Diego at Bualo, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at JAGUARS, 1 p.m. Oakland at New England, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at DOLPHINS, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 8:30 p.m. Mondays game Chicago at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays game N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:25 p.m. CFL Fridays result Toronto at B.C., late Todays game Edmonton at Hamilton, 7 p.m. Sundays games Calgary at Montreal, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Saskatchewan, 4 p.m.SoccerMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Fridays result Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Todays games Vancouver at Portland, 5 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Seattle FC at New York, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New England at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. D.C. United at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sundays game Chivas USA at Toronto FC, 3 p.m.College footballTHURSDAYS RESULTSSOUTHAlabama St. 42, Ark.-Pine Blu 7MIDWESTAuburn 20, Kansas St. 14 FRIDAYS RESULTSEASTHarvard 41, Holy Cross 18. SOUTHSouth Florida 17, UConn 14 TODAYS GAMESEASTMonmouth (NJ) (2-0) at Duquesne (1-2), Noon Brown (0-0) at Georgetown (1-2), Noon Iowa (2-1) at Pittsburgh (3-0), Noon Fordham (2-1) at Columbia (0-0), 12:30 p.m. Maryland (2-1) at Syracuse (2-0), 12:30 p.m. James Madison (2-1) at Villanova (1-1), 12:30 p.m. Maine (1-1) at Boston College (2-1), 1 p.m. Cornell (0-0) at Colgate (0-2), 1 p.m. Albany (NY) (2-0) at Rhode Island (0-2), 1 p.m. Bucknell (2-0) at Sacred Heart (3-0), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (0-3) at Temple (1-1), 1 p.m. Lehigh (0-2) at Yale (0-0), 1 p.m. Norfolk St. (0-3) at Bualo (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Rutgers (2-1) at Navy (2-1), 3:30 p.m. UMass (0-3) at Penn St. (3-0), 4 p.m. Howard (1-2) vs. Morgan St. (1-2) at East Rutherford, N.J., 4 p.m. NC Central (1-2) at Towson (1-2), 6 p.m. CCSU (1-2) at Dartmouth (0-0), 7 p.m. Oklahoma (3-0) at West Virginia (2-1), 7:30 p.m.SOUTHTroy (0-3) at Georgia (1-1), Noon Georgia Tech (3-0) at Virginia Tech (2-1), Noon Tulane (1-2) at Duke (3-0), 12:30 p.m. Morehead St. (1-2) at Davidson (1-2), 1 p.m. Penn (0-0) at Jacksonville (1-1), 1 p.m. E. Kentucky (3-0) at UT-Martin (1-2), 1 p.m. Stetson (1-2) at Birmingham-Southern (02), 2 p.m. VMI (1-2) at Samford (1-1), 3 p.m. Tennessee Tech (1-1) at Tennessee St. (2-1), 3 p.m. Florida (2-0) at Alabama (3-0), 3:30 p.m. North Carolina (2-0) at East Carolina (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Louisville (2-1) at FIU (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Army (1-1) at Wake Forest (1-2), 3:30 p.m. West Alabama (2-0) at Jacksonville St. (1-1), 4 p.m. New Hampshire (1-1) at Richmond (2-1), 4 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-0) at Florida A&M (0-2), 5 p.m. Alcorn St. (2-1) at MVSU (0-2), 5 p.m. The Citadel (0-2) at Charleston Southern (3-0), 6 p.m. Woord (1-1) at Gardner-Webb (1-2), 6 p.m. Miles (1-1) at Hampton (0-3), 6 p.m. Ave Maria (0-2) at Mercer (2-1), 6 p.m. Chowan (1-1) at NC A&T (2-1), 6 p.m. Presbyterian (2-1) at NC State (3-0), 6 p.m. Furman (2-1) at SC State (1-2), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (2-0) at UCF (0-2), 6 p.m. Charlotte (3-0) at Elon (0-2), 7 p.m. Grambling St. (0-3) at Jackson St. (2-1), 7 p.m. Mississippi St. (3-0) at LSU (3-0), 7 p.m. Bryant (3-0) at Liberty (2-1), 7 p.m. Northwestern St. (1-2) at Louisiana Tech (21), 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee (2-1) at Memphis (1-1), 7 p.m. Appalachian St. (1-1) at Southern Miss. (12), 7 p.m. Lafayette (1-1) at William & Mary (2-1), 7 p.m. Georgia Southern (1-2) at South Alabama (1-1), 7:30 p.m. South Carolina (2-1) at Vanderbilt (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Clemson (1-1) at Florida St. (2-0), 8 p.m.MIDWESTE. Michigan (1-2) at Michigan St. (1-1), Noon W. Illinois (2-1) at Northwestern (0-2), Noon S. Illinois (3-0) at Purdue (1-2), Noon Bowling Green (2-1) at Wisconsin (1-1), Noon Robert Morris (0-3) at Dayton (1-1), 1 p.m. Marshall (3-0) at Akron (1-1), 2 p.m. Marist (0-3) at Drake (1-2), 2 p.m. Valparaiso (0-2) at William Jewell (1-1), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (0-2) at E. Illinois (0-3), 2:30 p.m. N. Arizona (2-1) at South Dakota (1-2), 3 p.m. Cent. Michigan (2-1) at Kansas (1-1), 3:30 p.m. Utah (2-0) at Michigan (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Montana (2-1) at N. Dakota St. (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Texas St. (1-1) at Illinois (2-1), 4 p.m. San Jose St. (1-1) at Minnesota (2-1), 4 p.m. Indiana (1-1) at Missouri (3-0), 4 p.m. N. Colorado (1-1) at N. Iowa (0-2), 5 p.m. Taylor (2-1) at Butler (1-1), 6:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-3) at Cincinnati (1-0), 7 p.m. Stony Brook (1-2) at North Dakota (1-2), 7 p.m. Idaho (0-2) at Ohio (1-2), 7 p.m. Wis.-Oshkosh (0-2) at S. Dakota St. (2-1), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (2-1) at SE Missouri (1-2), 7 p.m. Ball St. (1-2) at Toledo (1-2), 7 p.m. Murray St. (1-1) at W. Michigan (1-1), 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) (1-2) at Youngstown St. (21), 7 p.m. Miami (2-1) at Nebraska (3-0), 8 p.m.SOUTHWESTOld Dominion (2-1) at Rice (0-2), Noon Houston Baptist (0-2) at Texas College (0-3), 1 p.m. Nicholls St. (0-3) at North Texas (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Texas A&M (3-0) at SMU (0-2), 3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word (0-3) at Abilene Christian (1-2), 4:05 p.m. N. Illinois (3-0) at Arkansas (2-1), 7 p.m. Utah St. (2-1) at Arkansas St. (1-2), 7 p.m. Missouri St. (2-1) at Cent. Arkansas (1-2), 7 p.m. Southern U. (1-2) at Prairie View (0-2), 7 p.m. Weber St. (0-3) at Stephen F. Austin (2-1), 7 p.m. UNLV (1-2) at Houston (1-2), 8 p.m. Mississippi College (0-2) at Lamar (2-1), 8 p.m. Alabama A&M (0-3) at Texas Southern (3-0), 8 p.m.WESTHawaii (1-2) at Colorado (1-2), 2 p.m. E. Washington (2-1) at Montana St. (2-1), 3:10 p.m. Virginia (2-1) at BYU (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Princeton (0-0) at San Diego (1-1), 4 p.m. FAU (1-2) at Wyoming (2-1), 4 p.m. Georgia St. (1-2) at Washington (3-0), 6 p.m. New Mexico (0-2) at New Mexico St. (2-1), 8 p.m. Menlo (1-2) at Sacramento St. (2-1), 9 p.m. Portland St. (1-2) at Cal Poly (0-2), 9:05 p.m. California (2-0) at Arizona (3-0), 10 p.m. S. Utah (0-3) at Fresno St. (0-3), 10 p.m. Louisiana (1-2) at Boise St. (2-1), 10:30 p.m. San Diego St. (1-1) at Oregon St. (2-0), 10:30 p.m. Oregon (3-0) at Washington St. (1-2), 10:30 p.m.TennisATP MOSELLE OPEN At Les Arenes de Metz, Metz, France Purse: $629,600 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Quarternals Jan-Lennard Stru, Germany, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (3), Germany, 5-0, retired. David Gon (8), Belgium, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1), France, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5. Gael Monls (2), France, def. Jerzy Jano wicz (7), Poland, 6-3, 6-4. Joao Sousa (6), Portugal, def. Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). WTA TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN At Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo Purse: $1 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarternals Garbine Muguruza, Spain, def. Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (2), Denmark, def. Carla Suarez Navarro (8), Spain, 6-3, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (1), Germany, def. Dominika Cibulkova (6), Slovakia, 6-3, 6-0. Ana Ivanovic (3), Serbia, def. Lucie Safaro va (7), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2. WTA GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL OPEN At Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China Purse: $500,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Seminals Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Wang Yafan, China, 6-0, 6-2. Alize Cornet (2), France, def. Timea Bac sinszky, Switzerland, 6-1, 7-6 (5). WTA KIA KOREA OPEN At Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea Purse: $500,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarternals Karolina Pliskova (2), Czech Republic, def. Nicole Gibbs, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Varvara Lepchenko (5), United States, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (1), Poland, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, def. Kaia Kanepi (6), Estonia, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3. Christina McHale, United States, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (4), 6-2, 2-0, retired.TransactionsATHLETICSU.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY An nounced American sprinter Wallace Spear mon Jr. accepted a three-month sanction, retroactive to Aug. 27, after testing positive for a prohibited substance.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICE Suspended Philadelphia RHP Shane Watson (Lake wood-SAL) 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treat ment Program. National League CHICAGO CUBS Reinstated RHP Edwin Jackson from the 15-day DL. Agreed to a player development contract with Eu gene (NWL) through the 2016 season. SAN DIEGO PADRES Extended their player development contract with Lake Elsinore (Cal) through the 2016 season. Signed a player development contract with Tri-City (NWL) for the 2015-16 seasons.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL Reduced the one-year suspension of Cleveland WR Josh Gordon to 10 games. Suspended Miami DE Dion Jordan four games for a violation of the leagues substance abuse policy. Fined N.Y. Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson $20,000 and Shel don Richardson $8,268, Packers TE Andrew Quarless $8,268, St. Louis LB Jo-Lonn Dun bar $16,537, N.Y. Giants LB Jameel McClain $8,268 and San Francisco QB Colin Kaeper nick $11,025 for their actions during last weeks games. ARIZONA CARDINALS Placed LB John Abraham on injured reserve. Re-signed P Dave Drew Butler. Released RB Chris Rainey from the practice squad. Signed RB Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS Released WR Greg Herd from the practice squad. Signed LB Terrell Manning, WR Chris Williams, TE Blake Annen and DB Jordan Sullen to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Released DB Pierre Warren from the practice squad. Signed LB Todd Davis to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS Released DE Shelby Harris. Placed LB Kaelin Burnett on the waived-injury settlement list.HOCKEYNational Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS Renewed their aliation agreement with Cincinnati (ECL) for the 2014-15 season. American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS Named Aaron Gogishvili senior director of public relations, Justin Dickie manager of com munications and Matt Holmes play-by-play announcer/communications coordinator.SOCCERMajor League Soccer MLS Suspended Colorado M Nick LaBrocca and ned him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play during a Sept. 13 game. COLUMBUS CREW Named Steve Tashjian high performance director. SEATTLE SOUNDERS Signed D Onyekachi Apam. National Womens Soccer League SKY BLUE FC Re-signed D CoCo Goodson. Announced D Kendall Johnson signed a 2014 contract with Western Syd ney (W-League, Australia). North American Soccer League FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS An nounced the sale of the franchise to Paulo Cesso, Ricardo Geromel and Rafael Bertani. COLLEGE DELAWARE Named Brian Payne mens and womens diving coach. GUILFORD Named Justin Tereshko mens golf coach. MISSISSIPPI Signed baseball coach Mike Bianco to a contract extension through the 2018 season.GolfRYDER CUP ROSTERS GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Rosters for the 40th Ryder Cup matches, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles Resort:UNITED STATESCaptain: Tom Watson c-Keegan Bradley Rickie Fowler Jim Furyk Zach Johnson Matt Kuchar c-Hunter Mahan Phil Mickelson Patrick Reed c-Webb Simpson Jordan Spieth Jimmy Walker Bubba WatsonEUROPECaptain: Paul McGinley Thomas Bjorn, Denmark Jamie Donaldson, Wales Victor Dubuisson, France c-Stephen Gallacher, Scotland Sergio Garcia, Spain Martin Kaymer, Germany Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland c-Ian Poulter, England Justin Rose, England Henrik Stenson, Sweden c-Lee Westwood, England c-captains pickBoxingFIGHT SCHEDULETODAYAt Helsinki, Finland, Richar Abril vs. Edis Tatli, 12, for Abrils WBA lightweight title. At Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. (NBC), Thabiso Mchunu vs. Garrett Wilson, 10, cruiserweights; Karl Dargan vs. Angino Perez, 10, junior lightweights. At Resorts World Casino, South Ozone Park, N.Y., Jonathan Batista vs. Frank Galarza, 10, junior middleweights. At Sinaloa, Mexico, Carlos Cuadras vs. Sonny Boy Jaro, 12, for Cuadras WBC junior bantamweight title. At Tijuana, Mexico, Orlando Salido vs. Terdsak Kokietgym, 12, for the interim WBO junior lightweight title; Javier Mendoza vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales, 12, for the vacant IBF junior yweight title. | SCOREBOARD Eric just (dives), nothing scares him, said diving coach Patti Oaks. Very few can do that. Oaks hopes senior Ethan Goff, whos new to diving but brings exibility and mental toughness from years of wrestling, can join Stover at the Class 3A state meet. Shes also hopeful that senior Kaylea Burlew, who went to regionals last season, can make the cut this year, and that sophomore Becca Parnell can break through the fear factor of reverse dives to make it as well. Four divers from Port Charlotte have also been training with Oaks and the Tarpons twice a week because the Pirates do not have a permanent diving coach. Oaks thinks that Peder Nielsen has an opportunity to make the Class 2A state meet. For now, Stovers advice to all of his teammates and visiting Pirates is simple: Chill. Dont overthink anything, Stover said. I was in dead last after my rst two dives (at states) because I was so nervous that I threw my dives horribly, overrotated and splashed, I was so embarrassed. Finally I calmed down and I started to come back and I got seventh. If Stover and Goff can both make it to states, they can provide important points for the boys team loaded with state-level swimmers whos goal is to place in the top ve of Class 3A this season. Contact Zach Miller at 941-206-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DIVINGFROM PAGE 1 PREP SCHEDULETODAY Volleyball Community Christian at Cape Coral Invitational, TBA Riverdale Tournament (DeSoto County, Charlotte), TBA Cross Country Charlotte, Port Charlotte, Lemon Bay, North Port, DeSoto County, Venice at North Port Invite, North Port High School, 7:30 a.m. Charlotte at UF Mountain Dew Invite, Gainesville, 9 a.m. Swimming Charlotte, Port Charlotte at Tarpon Invitational, 10 a.m. Venice at Patriot Invitational, Lake Brantley High School, Atlamonte Springs, 9 a.m. SUN PHOTO BY TOM O NEILLCharlotte High school running back Trevor Laurent carries against Venice during the rst quarter Friday at Tarpon Stadium in Punta Gorda. 78-yard pass from Bryce Carpenter. Provitt worried the Tarpons during the week and he validated those concerns with three catches for 131 receiving yards and added 46 rushing yards out of the wildcat. On the other side, Charlotte fullback Elijah Mack walked slowly off the eld the last Tarpon to step off the playing surface after a nightmare performance that saw him lose four fumbles, part of a seven-turnover night by the Tarpons. But Mack wasnt alone. There was a lot of disappointment to go around for Charlotte. Theres not much to say, Tarpons coach Binky Waldrop said. Seven turnovers, ve sacks, a muffed punt. Youre not going to win like that against anybody. Certainly not unbeaten Venice (4-0), which played with a robotic efciency in running to a 16-0 lead in the rst quarter. Carpenter completed his rst eight passes on the way to 169 passing yards, nishing 10 for 15. Malik Bryant had 53 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Charlotte quarterback Brennan Simms threw a pair of interceptions. He completed 6 of 17 passes for 90 yards. The Indians did get caught up in the turnover frenzy, committing three of their own and surrendering a blocked punt. But by then, Venices lead was too big for it to matter. The rst quarter, we played very good football, Venice coach John Peacock said. But then after that I think it was the third or fourth drive both teams were very sloppy. Charlotte is a better team than they showed tonight. Venice is a better team than they showed tonight. Charlotte got off to a bumpy start when Simms was intercepted on the Tarpons opening series. Simms pass hit receiver Trevor Laurent in the hands, but he just tipped the ball and Venices Beau Perkins snatched it in mid-air and returned it to the Charlotte 31. Provitt needed two plays in Venices wildcat set from there, running off the left tackle for a 3-yard score. The Tarpons miscues continued on the next series. Lined up to punt from just short of the 50, Charlotte punter Jeremy Bierwirth-Seadorf couldnt adjust to a bad snap and was dropped by Venices Mykel Gerace at the Tarpons 37. The efcient Indians capitalized quickly, needing four running plays for another touchdown, this time, a 9-yard run by Bryant for a 14-0 lead. Adding insult to injury, Venices Mike Pietraniec sacked Simms in the end zone on the next series for a safety, giving the Indians a 16-0 lead. That was the ballgame near enough anyway.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or email@example.comVENICE 30, CHARLOTTE 6Venice 16 0 7 7 30 Charlotte 0 6 0 0 6 First quarter V Langston Provitt 3 run (kick failed), 6:51. V Malik Bryant 9 run (Provitt run ), 2:38. V Safety, Mike Pietraniec sacked Bren nan Simms in end zone, 0:24. Second quarter C Elijah Mack 13 run (run failed), 7:25. Third quarter V Bryant 12 run (Zach Carr kick), 5:44. Fourth quarter V Provitt 78 pass from Bryce Carpenter (Carr kick), 11:38.VENICEFROM PAGE 1 rt,"lothf 1
Page 8 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 the Booker nine-yard line. Senior quarterback Reggie Jones ran for the game-clinching touchdown on the next play. We were having trouble really protecting (punter Cesar Barajas) and it made me nervous to snap it back to him, Egloff said. Worst case scenario, the ball is at the 35 and they still have to go 65 yards. I thought that was the safest route to go. Barajas was one of the busiest Bulldogs, punting nine times, as well as attempting three extra points. The on-and-off showers slowed down both offenses so much that it took until the fourth quarter for either team to score. Neither team picked up a rst down in the rst quarter, and the Bulldogs moved the chains for the rst time with 6:10 to play in the second quarter. The Tornadoes didnt earn a rst down until 10:06 in the third quarter. It took everybody to get this one done, Egloff said. (Barajas) did his part, the guys that were blocking for him up front did their part. We hung together; it reminded me a lot of our spring game (a 7-6 win against Boca Ciega). We kept ghting and nally we got it rolling and things were good. The rst score came after DeSoto County recovered a fumble early in the fourth quarter. Jones and Zackery Beeles moved the ball on the ground to the Booker 14, then a 12-yard pass from Jones to Lee got the ball to the Booker 2. Two plays later, lineman Deionte Turner lined up in the backeld and punched the ball in from the 1-yard line. Booker responded with a four-play, 65 yard drive that culminated with a 35-yard touchdown pass, but a failed extra point after holder Gerod Jones bobbled the snap. Lee took the ensuing kickoff 40 yards to down to the Booker 31, and DeSoto County answered right back with a six-yard touchdown run by Jones. It feels good, Jones said. Were getting out there in the rain everyday ... sometimes we dont get to practice. Its Florida weather, we love it. Well play in the rain all day. He nished with 50 yards on 15 carries, and Beeles added 63 yards on 13 carries. DeSoto County is 3-0 and 1-0 in district play after going 2-8 and winless in districts last season. We came together as a team, as a family, were working hard everyday, getting after it, Jones said. Thats all that matters. The Bulldogs start a string of four straight road games next week with a visit to North Port (1-3). I told them after the game, if you think the journeys over, youre making a big mistake, Egloff said. We didnt play as well as we could have and they didnt play as well as they could have. Youve always gotta nd ways to get better and gure out the next step for how to make things work better.Contact Zach Miller at 941-206-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DESOTO COUNTY 20, BOOKER 6Booker 0 0 0 6 6 DeSoto County 0 0 0 20 20 Fourth quarter DC Deionte Turner 1 run (Cesar Barajas kick) B Jermaine Belvin Jr. 35 pass from Jere miah Henderson (kick failed) DC Reggie Jones 6 run (Barajas kick) DC Jones 9 run (kick failed)BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 1 | PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDFridays scoresApopka 43, Boone 21 Armwood 28, Robinson 6 Atlantic Community 35, Forest Hill 0 Auburndale 63, Tenoroc 0 Bartow 20, George Jenkins 0 Bayside 21, South Fork 6 Berean Christian 13, Zion Christian 0 Bishop Kenny 41, Wolfson 0 Bishop Moore 28, Mount Dora 13 Bishop Snyder 16, Arlington Country Day 6 Blanche Ely 16, Glades Central 0 Boynton Beach 28, Westminster Christian 10 Braden River 21, Lakewood Ranch 6 Bradenton Christian 39, St. Petersburg Can terbury 22 Buchholz 34, Fleming Island 17 Cambridge Christian 44, Gateway Charter 13 Cape Coral 42, Cypress Lake 0 Cardinal Gibbons 44, Boyd Anderson 3 Cardinal Mooney 14, Avon Park 0 Cardinal Newman 12, Jupiter 7 Clewiston 31, Gulliver Prep 19 Coconut Creek 46, Dillard 16 Columbia 37, Terry Parker 0 Community School of Naples 31, Marco Island 10 Cooper City 43, McArthur 0 Coral Shores 20, Benjamin 17, 2OT Countryside 47, St. Petersburg Northeast 7 Creekside 51, Nease 35 DeSoto County 20, Booker 6 Dixie County 37, Williston 7 Douglas 29, Deereld Beach 16 Dr. Phillips 35, Colonial 0 Dunnellon 19, Santa Fe 15 Durant 9, Plant City 7 Dwyer 36, Palm Beach Lakes 22 East Lake 38, Clearwater 6 East River 35, East Ridge 0 Edgewater 45, Olympia 6 Eustis 31, Lake Highland 3 Everglades 36, Western 6 FAMU Developmental Research 37, Lafay ette 36 Father Lopez Catholic 16, Deltona 14 First Academy-Orlando 35, Trinity Prep 20 Fivay 41, Lecanto 29 Flagler Palm Coast 42, Sandalwood 14 Flanagan 33, Cypress Bay 10 Florida Christian 17, Pope John Paul II 14, OT Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 38, St. Andrews 14 Fort Meade 32, Tampa Catholic 12 Fort Myers 29, South Fort Myers 24 Foundation Academy 29, Taylor 15 Gainesville 28, Lake Weir 6 Gateway 7, Harmony 0 Glades Day 17, Jupiter Christian 0 Godby 48, Leon 7 Halifax Academy 30, Beacon of Hope Chris tian 16 Hallandale 28, Coral Springs 20 Heritage 34, Jensen Beach 7 Hernando 35, Weeki Wachee 0 Hillsborough 25, Leto 0 Hollywood Hills 34, South Broward 31 Hudson 41, Wesley Chapel 16 IMG Academy 45, Montverde Academy 7 Immokalee 28, Barron Collier 27 Indian Rocks 36, Northside Christian 0 Island Coast 16, Lemon Bay 13, OT Jesuit 20, Largo 18 John Carroll Catholic 39, Holy Trinity Epis copal 12 Kathleen 34, Ridge Community 0 Key West 54, North Broward 15 Keys Gate 48, Everglades Preparatory Acad emy 0 King 33, Chamberlain 7 Kissimmee Osceola 35, Liberty 13 Lake Mary 35, DeLand 6 Lake Placid 62, Golden Gate 7 Lake Wales 41, Mulberry 7 Lake Worth 48, Olympic Heights 7 Legacy Charter 28, Merritt Island Christian 0 Lennard 8, Blake 0 Liberty County 57, Franklin County 0 Lou. Trinity, Ky. 35, Cocoa 32 Lyman 21, Sanford Seminole 14 Mainland 63, Pine Ridge 0 Manatee 38, Sarasota 3 Mandarin 43, West Port 0 Marianna 21, North Florida Christian 13 Mater Academy 14, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 6 Melbourne 23, Eau Gallie 6 Merritt Island 26, Astronaut 0 Miami 49, Miami Beach 7 Miami Norland 12, Homestead 8 Miami Springs 48, Westland Hialeah 0 Miami Washington 55, Miami Jackson 7 Mitchell 27, Land OLakes 17 Monarch 48, Piper 0 Mount Dora Bible 28, Faith Baptist 2 Naples 69, Estero 9 Nature Coast Tech 56, Brooksville Central 7 Navarre 21, Crestview 0 Newberry 17, Chieand 13 Niceville 42, Choctawhatchee 20 Oak Ridge 18, Wekiva 12 Oakleaf 16, Atlantic Coast 14 Ocala Vanguard 45, Lake Minneola 21 Ocoee 20, Lake Howell 3 Orlando Freedom 48, Cypress Creek 0 Oviedo 55, Hagerty 20 Oxbridge Academy 38, Archbishop McCa rthy 20 Palm Bay 30, Rockledge 0 Palm Beach Central 14, Boca Raton Com munity 7 Palmer Trinity 7, Cornerstone Charter 0 Palmetto 21, North Port 0 Park Vista Community 21, Santaluces 14 Paxon 30, Stanton College Prep 7 Pensacola Catholic 35, Bay 7 Pinellas Park 10, Seminole 0 Plant 20, Bloomingdale 6 Plantation American Heritage 35, Chami nade-Madonna College Prep 8 Pompano Beach 21, Marathon 7 Port Charlotte 34, Lely 7 Port St. Joe 38, Jeerson County 0 Providence 42, Crescent City 20 R.E. Lee 20, Middleburg 15 Raines 34, Bolles School 33 Ransom Everglades 26, Miami Country Day 14 Ribault 41, Baker County 14 Ridgeview 20, Palatka 19 Ridgewood 21, Anclote 20 River Ridge 42, Gulf 7 Riverdale 21, Ida S. Baker 14 Santa Fe Catholic 21, Bishop McLaughlin 13 Sarasota Riverview 42, Lehigh 34 Seabreeze 17, New Smyrna Beach 7 Seminole Osceola 20, Boca Ciega 12 Seven Rivers Christian 50, Temple Christian 6 Shorecrest Prep 16, Out-of-Door Academy 6 Sickles 15, George Steinbrenner 7 Sneads 38, Cottondale 6 South Dade 41, Miami Palmetto 20 South Lake 13, Lake Region 9 South Plantation 27, Taravella 24 South Sumter 45, Zephyrhills 10 South Walton 28, Blountstown 14 Southeast 14, Bayshore 0 Space Coast 44, Cocoa Beach 8 Spoto 13, East Bay 12 Springstead 6, Sunlake 0 St. Augustine 10, Bartram Trail 7 St. Cloud 52, Celebration 8 St. John Neumann 35, Evangelical Christian 14 St. Joseph Academy 38, St. John Lutheran 6 St. Stephens Episcopal 18, Citrus Park Chris tian 7 Stranahan 43, Suncoast 7 Strawberry Crest 9, Brandon 6 Suwannee 30, North Marion 26 Tampa Freedom 15, Gaither 10 The Villages 28, Bradford 0 Titusville 16, Satellite 8 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 42, Madison County 7 Umatilla 41, Keystone Heights 14 Union County 59, Interlachen 0 University (Orange City) 57, Lake Brantley 14 Venice 30, Charlotte 6 Victory Christian 26, St. Edwards 7 Viera 34, Sebastian River 6 Village Academy 24, Orangewood Christian 7 Wakulla 50, Taylor County 14 Warner Christian 62, Trinity Christian-Delto na 22 Wellington 42, West Broward 0 Westminster Academy 22, Kings Academy 21 Wharton 7, Riverview 6 Windermere Prep 70, First Academy-Leesburg 44 Winter Haven 34, Evans 0 Winter Park 24, Orlando University 20 Wiregrass Ranch 13, Tampa Bay Tech 0 SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINADeSoto Countys Julio Gaitan pushes toward the end zone as Bookers Tory Mitchell tries to tackle him during Fridays game in Arcadia. NAPLES Port Charlotte High School coach Jordan Ingman had been looking for it all season. Playing on the road on a rainy Friday night against Lely, his players nally delivered. Brennan Norus scored three touchdowns, Christian Coffelletto scored twice and starred both ways and the Pirates defense stymied Lely in a 34-7 rout. After Port Charlotte (3-1) allowed the Trojans to score on their opening drive, the Pirates allowed just 67 yards and two rst downs the rest of the way, while creating three fourth-quarter turnovers. Im excited. That was a good football team and our team played real hard, Ingman said. Lely is very fast and its hard to duplicate that in practice. They caught us off guard at rst, but we did a good job adjusting. Norus rushed for 154 yards on 17 carries, while Coffelletto delivered several hard hits. Lely (1-2) cruised on its opening drive, going 62 yards on 10 plays and grinding 5:10 off the clock, with quarterback Lik Estilien diving over from a yard on fourth down to give Lely a 7-0 lead. We made some xes with our outside linebackers. We started reading their offense better and we knew what we were doing, Coffelletto said. Port Charlotte responded 90 seconds later. Set up by a 54-yard run by Anthony Stephens, Norus scored on a two-yard plunge to tie the game. After Lely went threeand-out, Norus went up the middle for a 62-yard scamper late in the rst half to give the Pirates a 14-7 lead. Coffelletto scored midway through the third quarter to make it 21-7 before the Pirates blew the game open. Simeon Beckford recovered two fumbles, Malik Vaccaro-Dixon had an interception and Coffelletto had a pair of spine-tingling hits to lead the defense. Attitude-wise and effort-wise, I couldnt be happier with how we played, Christian played both ways and made good decisions at quar terback, we ran well and our blockers did great, Ingman said. Stephens rushed for 97 yards, Keon Suber rushed for 60 and Coffelletto added 22 while throwing for 26. Tupac Isme led the Trojans with 77 yards on 15 carries, 50 yards came on that opening drive. PORT CHARLOTTE 34, LELY 7Port Charlotte 14 0 7 13 34 Lely 7 0 0 0 7 First quarter LE Lik Estilien 1 run (Josh Wagner kick), 6:50 PC Brennan Norus 2 run (Andres Heran dez kick), 5:20 PC Norus 62 run (Hernandez kick), 4:01 Third quarter PC Christian Coelletto 10 run (Hernan dez kick), 4:18Fourth quarterPC Coelletto 6 run (Fernandez kick), 6:04 PC Norus 9 run (kick fail), 5:15 PREP FOOTBALL: Port Charlotte 34, Lely 7Pirates, Norus roll in the rainBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT UP NEXTPort Charlotte: vs. Lehigh, Friday, 7:30 p.m. CAPE CORAL Gators are creatures that know their territory and thrive in the swamp. This applies both to the reptile and the football player. Island Coast the football Gators found a driving rain and puddle-ridden home eld to be to their advantage as they came from behind to beat Lemon Bay 16-13 in overtime. The team had ran plays in the same weather conditions in practice two days before and walked the eld to learn where the puddles would form. If you know our eld, and youre standing on it right now, on that side over there on the opposite side of the 50, its a whole other ball game, Island Coast coach Wayne Blair said, gesturing towards the south end zone, where all 16 Island Coast points were scored. The drainage is a little bit different. The game was the District 5A-14 opener for both teams. After the Manta Rays (2-2, 0-1) took a 10-0 in the rst half, the rain started to drizzle in the third quarter, affecting quarterback Jeremy Snooks passing. He threw an interception on each of the rst two drives of the third quarter, one picked off by Maurice Flournoy and the other by Isiah Crawford. The second pick led to Kory Curtis 37-yard eld goal to put the Gators on the board. Then the rain became a moderate shower, and the Mantas went threeand-out. Running back Van Edwards, who had been stied in the rst half with 11 yards, suddenly came alive. On the rst play of the ensuing drive, he broke through the defensive front and outran the safeties 77 yards for a touchdown. Curtis kick tied the game at 10. Blair gave the teams offensive line the boxing-style title belt for offensive player of the week for giving Edwards the room to run. All ve of those guys, they played magnicently, Blair said. Then it really started raining, to Lemon Bays detriment. Kicker Dom Despersia missed a 32yard eld goal attempt as curtains of water surged forward at a 40-degree angle. During the overtime period, the Gator defense forced Lemon Bay to settle for a eld goal. When it was Island Coasts turn, Edwards scored the game-winner with a 6-yard sweep towards the pylon. He ran the same play in the rain in practice.Gators down Mantas in OT PREP FOOTBALL: Island Coast 16, Lemon Bay 13By DAVE MONTROSESPECIAL TO THE SUN UP NEXTLemon Bay: vs. Dunbar, Friday, 7 p.m. PREP FOOTBALL: Palmetto 21, North Port 0Fumbles foil BobcatsPALMETTO On a night that featured steady rainfall, a muddy eld and a slippery football, it one mistake could have been the difference in the game. In the case of the North Port High School, it was two mistakes. The Bobcats lost two fumbles deep in their own territory at Harllee Stadium in the second half of Friday nights district tilt, and Palmetto returned both of them for touchdowns in a 21-0 victory. It came down to turnovers and mistakes, North Port coach Larry Detwiler said. You give up six points (on the rst fumble) right there, that changes momentum. And we just couldnt recapture it from them. A steady rain fell throughout the night, and it had a signicant impact on the game. Both quarterbacks struggled with the wet ball: the Tigers Jack Allison was 3 for 7 for 36 yards and a score, while Bobcats signal-callers Christian Van Der Veer and Mike Innello combined to complete 6 of 15 passes for 70 yards. Both sides ran the ball a combined 57 times. The teams combined to record 14 fumbles, four of them resulting in changes of possession and two of them resulting in touchdowns. The game was scoreless until Palmetto linebacker Bradley Wyatt returned a Van Der Veer fumble ve yards for a score in the third quarter. Defensive back Kenadre Land returned another loose ball into the end zone on the rst play of the fourth quarter. I kept the kids out in the rain the other day. We didnt get any lightning, but it rained like this and we stayed out there for two-and-a-half hours and we practiced, Detwiler said. We knew that was what we were going to have to bring into these kind of games. Elements are a factor. You cant blame Mother Nature. The games lone offensive score came on Allisons 20-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Dearius Washington. Tigers running back Quincy Washington touched the ball on more than half of his teams 38 offensive plays, totaling 82 yards on 21 carries. North Port outgained Palmetto 142 to 97, but it was the two fumbles that cost the Bobcats the game. Zefen Bruno led the offense with 67 yards on 19 carries, and Innello rushed for 27 yards on four carries after entering the game for Van Der Veer, who had to leave the game in the third quarter after injuring his ankle. I thought we played a really good ballgame in the rst half. We came out and went into halftime 0-0 against what I consider to be a pretty high-quality football team, Detwiler said. It came down to mistakes.PALMETTO 21, NORTH PORT 0North Port 0 0 0 0 0 Palmetto 0 0 14 7 21 Third quarter P Bradley Wyatt 5 fumble return (kick failed) 8:47 P Dearius Washington 20 pass from Sean Allison (two-point successful) 4:02 Fourth quarter P Keandre Land 5 fumble return (Kevin Vasquez kick) 11:54By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERNorth Port fades in 2nd half of loss UP NEXTNorth Port: vs. DeSoto County, Friday, 7:30 p.m. 50474677 4 1 rlIa'J SGRRCLNDIN3 AP.=iiad Scend e^ Slays H:rewww.punia rda&arbwccm
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News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Sundays edition of Feeling Fit. Contact Karin Lillis at feelingfit@ sun-herald.com or call 941-258-9530. Sometimes computers can be the most exasperating things! I am writing this to vent my feelings about this little black object my computer that has just torn me up. I have been sitting here for about the last two hours working on our layout order for this falls Physicians Guide. I have methodically collected the data that consists of our customers ads and photo listings that need to be put in a logical order. The publication is sorted by medical disciplines to make it easy to look up a general practitioner, a podiatrist or any other specialty. I am working in Microsoft Excel, which is a spreadsheet program that I have used for years. I just closed the program without saving, and lost all my work. It was a real rookie mistake. As a matter of fact, I rst used a spreadsheet program in 1983 when I purchased my rst computer. It was a Tandy TRS-80 model 4 from Radio Shack. It had a program that I think was VisiCalc. Later I graduated to Lotus 123. All the programs worked pretty much the same way. I was very impressed with the capabilities and employed it constructively when I built a spreadsheet for the Association of Realtors budget. I remember constructing it in a hotel in Orlando where I was staying to take my rst CCIM course. This would eventually lead to me becoming a Certied Commercial Investment Member. I planned to work in commercial real estate and not residential. That afternoon I was learning how to take the Realtors budget and computerize it. It took a little time but I learned how to lay out the accounts and columns for the monthly budgets. I discovered how I could make my task easier by using formulas. This eventually came out as a project that I could easily change one factor like dues or other income and show the effect on the bottom line. I could do the same with expenses. This exercise eventually led to me being the treasurer for the Association for many years and an advocate of using spread sheets in business. I found it hard to imagine planning and budgeting without some sort of spread sheet program. I tell you all this so you will know that I am not a casual user and have an in depth understanding of spread sheets. That is why I am venting in this ar ticle because I made a dumb mistake and have created several additional hours of work. I will get through this and we will make deadline. I have to look at the bright side: I was struggling for a topic for this Saturdays Feeling Fit. This takes care of that!Computers are aggravating FROM THE PUBLISHER Dave Powell Question: What can I do at www. socialsecurity.gov ? 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Page 4 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com Dont let my trainers smile fool you David is trying to kill me. Last Sunday, I broke down and had a cheeseburger. I was out of town for the weekend and found a little beachside restaurant. I was set to order a grilled chicken salad but the guy next to me had a burger. Of course, I had to order one as well. It was cooked perfectly just a little pink on the inside and grilled on the outside. The Cajun-spiced mayo, fresh lettuce and tomato, and toasted, buttery bun completed the package. And you cant have a burger without a side of fries and a Coke. This was only the second time Ive really blown my diet, so I thought I was doing pretty well. Im not sure what made me do what I did next maybe it was a guilty conscience or just being brutally honest with David about everything Im eating. He wanted to know what my diet consisted of over the weekend, since I was out of town. Sunday night, I sent him the list. That was a bad decision. Youd think Id be smarter after I saw what David did to the poor guy who ate ice cream last week. I gured while I might have to work harder, I could at least handle the kinds of exercises we usually do. Since I started this program, weve been doing Tabata training high-intensity interval training with 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest, over eight rounds. Monday? Nope. It was the most intense session Ive had so far. This time, we did stations 45 seconds of one exercise and then immediately moving to another. Once wed completed each circuit, we got a 90-second break. Is this because I ate that cheeseburger? I asked David. Not necessarily, he responded. I think, secretly, that his answer was yes. First came the battle ropes huge ropes that David anchored to the wall. This is new, I thought. How hard could it be? Yeah, right. The idea was to grasp one end in each hand, lift your arms above your head and then snap them down toward the oor, making a wave in the ropes. Fast repetition, no breaks. Those ropes got heavier with each repetition. I managed to complete the exercise, but I had to take breaks in between. We did rows using the TRX suspension system, and overhead presses with a barbell. We did overhead kettlebell lifts, pushups and burpees. Well, mountain climbers for me. Knee problems have so far saved me from the dreaded squat-thrusts. On Wednesday, it was Fun with Cardio. Three minutes on the treadmill at various inclines and speeds, then to the oor for pushups, squats, kettlebell lifts, mountain climbers and burpees. Then back to the treadmill. Then to the oor for more exercises. We did this about six times. (Again, I was grateful to have the abdominal exercises instead of the squat thrusts. Surprisingly, I can do utter kicks a lot more easily than a month ago.) Davids goal that day was to help us build endurance and lung capacity. It turns out, since we started this program on Sept. 12, I have more of both. But I still have a long way to go. By the end of this 90-day training, I should be walking/jogging a mile in 12-15 minutes. I started out at 22. On my off days, Ive been working out at home. David has taught me enough exercises using my bodyweight and a kettlebell or hand weight that I can complete a full-body workout in about 35 minutes. The frustrating part? At best, Ive lost 11 pounds as of Wednesday morning. Ive gone down a size in my shorts and my shirts are tting looser. But Im not ripping off the weight as I expected to. One thing I didnt realize? Healthy eating and counting calories is 7090 percent of the work. Since Im approaching the halfway mark of this journey, its time to crank it up. Im sending David a daily log of what I eat and hes giving me feedback. In a recent email to a few of us in his classes, he wrote, Im seeing a trend lately where a lot of effort is being put into the gym (which is awesome) but there is a lack of effort outside those doors. Around 70-90 percent of your results are going to come from diet. If you work out every day you will get stronger and you will increase your tness level but your body may not change if you are paying attention to those foods youre eating. So Im paying attention. David offered to go to the grocery store with me, and I just might take him up on his offer. My diet is mainly protein shakes and berries because I hate to cook. And after Mondays workout, Im not ordering a cheeseburger for a very long time. Or I just wont tell David about it. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.But it was just one cheeseburger!By KARIN LILLISFEELING FIT EDITOR EDITORS NOTE Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 percent of sur faces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study. Researchers put a tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for ex ample a doorknob or push plate) at the beginning of the day. And after two to four hours, the virus could be detected on a majority of commonly touched surfaces such as light switches, coffee pot handles, phones and computers. We actually put a virus on a push plate in an ofce building of 80 people, had three entrances, and within four hours it ended up on over half the peoples hands, and it ended up on over half the surfaces that people touched in that building, said University of Arizona researcher Charles Gerba, who presented the study at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. What we really learned was the hand is quicker than the sneeze in the spread of disease, Gerba said during his presentation. The alarming speed at which the virus goes from a surface to the hands of anyone workers and visitors in ofce buildings, schools, hotels and hospitals serves as an important reminder to wash hands and disinfect surfaces frequently. Viruses such as diarrhea, the u and the common cold can cause illness when people have the viruses on their hands and then touch their faces, which they do about once every three to four minutes, according to Gerba. Gerba said that hand washing, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer use was found to signicantly reduce the spread of a virus. Using disinfecting wipes containing quaternary ammonium compounds (QUATS) registered by EPA as effective against viruses like norovirus and u, along with hand hygiene, reduced virus spread by 80 to 99 percent, he said. Touch was found to spread the virus in places where people might least expect it. It wasnt the bathroom, but the break room that was a hot spot for virus spread. Whats the rst thing you do when you go to work? You get a cup of coffee. You want to be the rst one in that coffee break room, Gerba said. Every time you touch these surfaces youre picking up between 30 and 50 percent of the organisms who are on that surface.A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hoursBy ABBY PHILLIPTHE WASHINGTON POST FILE PHOTO B O A R D C E R T I F I E D P L A S T I C S U R G E O N B OARD C ERTIFIED P LASTIC S URGEON Laser Spider Vein Removal 50468146 C HRISTOPHER G. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Americans. In 2013, lung cancer took 157,300 lives. Eighty percent of those people either quit smoking or never smoked. About 28,000 people who died from lung cancer last year never smoked. That is more than the number of people who died of leukemia, lymphoma, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, or cancer of the uterus. To put the number in perspective, 28,000 deaths is nearly twice the national homicide rate.People who have lung cancer are people who have a deadly disease. Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. People exposed to second hand smoke, asbestos, radon, or other carcinogens in our environment can develop lung cancer. Unfortunately, the ve-year sur vivorship rate for lung cancer 16 percent has hardly changed in four decades since the War on Cancer began in 1971. But nally, we may be on the verge of a breakthrough. Last December the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended using annual low-dose CT scans for people 55 to 79 years of age with a 30 pack-year history of smoking who quit less than 15 years ago. A pack-year is calculated by the number of packs per day multiplied by a number of years. Smoking two packs a day for 15 years, for example, is equal to 30 pack-years. The B recommendation was based on strong evidence provided by the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLCST), a 10 year, $250 million clinical trial funded by the National Cancer Institute and lead by Dr. Claudia Henschke in which 53,454 asymptomatic smokers and former smokers were followed to determine the efcacy of screening using lowdose CT scan versus chest X-ray. Henschke was able to show a 20 percent reduction in mortality using low-dose CT as a screening protocol. Because of the USPSTF B nding, the Affordable Care Act now requires private insurers, without imposing a co-pay or deductible, to pay for annual low-dose CT lung cancer screenings. The USPSTF B recommendation is higher than mammographys C recommendation or the D recommendation for prostate cancer. The USPSTF recommendation is great news. But just because USPSTF endorsed lung cancer screening and made it the law of the land does not mean Medicare or Medicaid will automatically provide coverage. The USPSTF nding triggered a coverage review for Medicare and Medicaid, which can independently decide whether coverage is warranted. Thats a big deal because many people who develop lung cancer are over the age of 65 and insured by Medicare. On April 30 of this year MEDCAC (Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee) held a public hearing to make a recommendation to CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) regarding whether Medicare and Medicaid should cover low-dose CT screening. The panel of 12 doctors and scientist heard 7 hours of testimony in a public hearing. I watched the hearing on YouTube. Witness after witness testied about NLCST being the denitive lung cancer screening study, never to be repeated. As a layman watching this hearing, I thought the evidence for Medicare to provide coverage for lung cancer screening in the limited pro posed population was overwhelming. The screening protocol was endorsed by the American Medical Society, American Cancer Society, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Society of Chest Physicians, and American Collage of Radiology, among many others. I was stunned and shocked when MEDCAC voted at the end of the hearing not to recommend coverage for lung cancer screening because of concerns over cost, doing harm because of false positives, and other issues that have plagued cancer screening in general. Thankfully, the MEDCAC recom mendation is not binding on CMS, which has until mid-November to make a proposed determination. After that there will be a 30 day comment period. The nal determination will be made 90 days later, in February 2015. The NLCST showed that only 320 people had to be screened to prevent one lung cancer death. By comparison 1,905 women need to be screened to prevent one breast cancer death and 871 screenings are needed to prevent one colon cancer death. Both mammography, colonoscopy, and prostate screenings are covered under Medicare and Medicaid. Total costs for a national program of lung cancer screening is estimated at $1.5 billion per year, but likely to save the treatment cost of late stage disease. Last week I traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Lung Cancer Survivor Summit. Onehundred of us stormed Capital Hill to lobby our representatives in both the House and Senate to make our voices heard. We want lung cancer screening now! You can help us by lending your voice to our movement. For more information visit www. lungcancerresearchcouncil.org. On the precipice of change Tom Cappiello LIVING WITH CANCER MY DIARYI was diagnosed with stage 3A locally advanced adenocarcinoma (nonsmall cell lung cancer) in October of 2007. I am one of the few survivors of this terminal disease. My diary is written to give cancer patients hope and understanding about life after a cancer diagnosis. This is for those who are being treated for cancer and those caring for a loved one. If you are interested in becoming involved in lung cancer awareness, research and early detection, contact Tom Cappiello at email@example.com. LIVING WITH CANCER rfrntb b fbb nfrfntbnfr rf ntffrr rn r r ntbrfntb 50468633
Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com For a lot of people, navigating Medicare coverage options can be a minefield fraught with potentially devastating consequences. It sometimes requires specialized help, much like with income taxes. This is a complex topic, said AARP spokesperson Dave Bruns. Its a complex program that people think is actually very simple. But its not so much. And what you dont understand can possibly bite you financially and hard. The easy part is understanding that Medicare is divided into several parts A, B, C and D. Part A is hospital coverage. That part is free, in the sense that youve been paying for it all your life, Bruns said. That covers 80 percent of what is called usual and customary costs of treatment. Its fee-for-service you dont need a referral, you dont need to be a network. You just have to find a provider that accepts Medicare, which the vast majority of providers do. Part B covers doctors and other health care providers. You have to pay a premium for this, which is about $100 a month. For most of the medical care that most people need, it covers 80 percent. There are an awful lot of people who dont even realize until they hit 55 that there are any premiums for Medicare, Bruns said, or that it doesnt cover dental, eyeglasses, hearing aids or long-term care. If youre in an assisted living facility for any length of time, Medicare covers the full cost of skilled nursing care for the first 20 days, and 50 percent of the cost for an additional 80 days. After 100 days, you are on your own. For a nursing home in Florida, the average cost is about $73,000 a year. That can be a shattering realization for people. And while 80 percent coverage sounds like a substantial amount, that can be relative. If youre going to go see your doctor for a flu shot or get some skin cancer removed, thats not a big deal, Bruns said. But if youre in the hospital for weeks after a heart attack, then it is a big deal. Its not unusual for people who, during the course of a serious illness, have doctor and hospital bills that are a quarter or even a half of a million dollars. The 20 percent of a half-million dollars is $100,000. Thats a huge financial hit. A lot of people insure themselves with a Medicare supplement plan in addition to their original Medicare coverage. Part C is Medicare Advantage, which is sometimes referred to as an all-in-one plan. What they are, essentially, is a private HMO or PPO, Bruns said. Part C plans vary widely and thats the understatement of the day. People really need to do their research and figure out what the particular provisions are of the Part C plan that theyre considering. You should check with your doctor, your hospital and any other health care provider you use fairly frequently to make sure that the Medicare Advantage plan that youre considering has them in that network. The networks change annually. Its much like having an HMO through your employer. When you go to an outof-network provider, the coverage can be much less and that can be a huge and unpleasant surprise to people. Medicare Advantage more popular in Florida than it is in most places in the country, Bruns added. He estimates that nearly one in three Medicare beneficiaries in Florida of which there are more than 3 million are enrolled in Medicare Advantage as opposed to original Medicare. The other thing thats pretty critical is that Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Part B is often more complicated than people think about, said Jeff Johnson, state director for AARP. A lot of people will focus on the bottom line of a premium and not necessarily take into consideration that Medicare Advantage plans have networks that vary year by year. If your provider that you really have a connection with isnt in a particular plan, then youre out of luck. As people who are already enrolled in Medicare go through open enrollment, they need to be very mindful when they make their choices. A lot of times people will simply redo whatever they did before, and maybe thats appropriate but its not always. So I think each year, whether theyre talking about Medicare Advantage plan or a supplement or a Part B plan, its important to update what it is you need form your health coverage and what plan is best for you. Bruns recommends that A and B coverage be supplemented with a Part D plan, which is prescription drug coverage. That covers 75 percent of the cost of prescription drugs up to a threshold, which is around $4,000, Bruns explained. Beyond that, when your out-of-pocket cost exceed that threshold, you are then in what is called the doughnut hole. You still will be paying your Medicare Part B premiums, but you wont have any coverage up until the point when you get to catastrophic out-ofpocket costs, then Part B coverage kicks in again. However, current health care reform laws will be eliminating the doughnut hole by 2020. If all this seems complicated to the point of distraction, it could because it is. I think when people are first enrolling for Medicare, its terribly confusing, Johnson said. I know folks with multiple advanced (academic) degrees who have trouble sorting out what it is they want. Fortunately, there is help available online, starting with Medicare.gov, the official government website. AARP.org also offers numerous resources for understanding Medicare, including a helpful primer, Medicare 101: A Must-Read Guide to the Basics, (available at www.aarp.org/health/medicareinsurance/info-10-2013/medicarefor-dummies-patricia-barry.html), which includes a glossary of terms. Finally, there is a resource both Johnson and Bruns recommend highly Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that is operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging for SWFL (aaaswfl.org). Specially trained volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to understand their health care options. SHINE volunteers are trained to offer free, unbiased, and confidential infor mation and counseling concerning Medicare. The program encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits and evaluate their health care options each year. SHINE offers Open Enrollment Events in Charlotte and DeSoto counties, and North Port, at which volunteers work with Medicare enrollees to help choose the best coverage options. To access a SHINE counselor or for information about Medicare Open Enrollment events, call the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Helpline at 866-413-5337. Health care is a complicated thing, Johnson said. I think that because there are people in very different situations in terms of their health and in terms of their finances, the marketplace has responded with a broad variety of plans and I think thats a good thing. I dont think that a one-size-fits-all plan would serve everybody well. What that means as a result is that there are more options out there, so there are more choices that consumers need to make.Resources are available to help find the best Medicare coverageBy BOB MASSEYFEELING FIT CORESPONDENT MEDICARE FILE PHOTO MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENTSThe First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda is presenting two important opportunities to help local residents get through the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Open enrollment runs from Oct. 15-Dec. 7for plans effective January 1, 2015. This time is fast approaching and is when Medicare beneficiaries can change their Part D (Prescription drug) or Medicare advantage plan. On Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., a one hour Seek and You Will Learn session presented by a SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor will highlight major changes to the Medicare plans and provide an overview of Medicare. A question and answer period will also be included. Come early and enjoy the Churchs mens group pancake breakfast prior to this informative session. An Open Enrollment event will be held on Oct. 21 in the Churchs Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This is being held in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida. SHINE counselors will be on hand to work one-on-one with individuals to help compare plans and options and to assist in the enrollment process. SHINE counselors are unbiased volunteers trained under a grant provided by Medicare to provide assistance to bene ficiaries. There are no appointments. Individuals are served on a first-come first-served basis. Take advantage of this event. Please be sure and bring your Medicare and insurance cards. The First United Methodist Church is located at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. There is adequate parking and signs will direct event participants to the meeting place. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com North Port will be the site of a large-scale Parkinsons disease symposium in which two nationally recognized speakers will discuss the latest research and therapies for the disease. The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 8 at the Heron Creek Golf and Country Club, 5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port. Reservations are needed and tickets are on sale for $15 per person. To make reservations, call Sara Weinberg at 941-926-6413. Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF) for Parkinsons care coordinator, said the event is expected to sell out. The average onset of the disease is age 63, Campanella said. But there is a high concentration of people with Parkinsons in Florida because so many people retire here. Dr. Lawrence Elmer and Dr. John Paul Gniady will discuss the most recent research ndings and therapies available to those with Parkinsons. Elmer is the director at The Center of Neurological Health in Toledo, Ohio. He is also the director of the Parkisons Disease and Movement Disorders Program at the University of Toledo. Gniady, an ear, nose and throat specialist, will present information on disorders of the voice in Parkinsons disease. He is board-certied in otolaryngology at practices at the Ear Research Institute and Silverstein Institute in Sarasota. Gniady will present information about LSVT LOUD, a speech therapy treatment for people with Parkinsons disease by stimulating the muscles of the voice box or larynx through specic exercises, according to LSVT Global. Developed in 1987, LSVT LOUD has been shown to improve loudness, intonation and voice quality for those with Parkinsons disease for up to two years after treatment, LSVT Global reports. Research has also indicated the therapy improves swallowing, facial expression and articulation. Currently, there is no one offering LSVT LOUD regularly in North Port, Campanella said. The Neuro Challenge Foundation, which opened an ofce in North Port last year to assist local Parkinsons disease patients, is open three days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the North Port ofce, 5600 Peace River Road, near the intersection of Sumter Boulevard and U.S. 41. Advisors can help Parkinsons patients and caregivers nd services as well as answer questions about medications, nutrition and exercise, symptoms and progression of the disease, such as mood changes. Campanella said since the ofce opened almost a year ago, they have grown to include four support groups. Even in the summer, weve been busy, she added. Parkinsons disease is a chronic and progressively degenerative disease which affects the bodys motor systems, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states. The disease usually affects people older than 50, the NIHDS said; but people as young as their 30s have been diagnosed, according to the Neuro Challenge Foundation. The Neuro Challenge Foundations mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinsons disease through education, outreach and research. According to the NCF, an estimated 9,000 people in Southwest Florida have Parkinsons disease. The foundation estimates another 5,000 to 10,000 are directly affected as caregivers or medical professionals. Campanella said the foundation serves about 1,000 people in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. Campanella said the disease also tends to affect men more than women, so the patients wife who is often much smaller is the primary caregiver. The foundations Parkinsons support group also meets at 1:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. A speaker is always featured at the meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact Carisa Campanella at 941-928-5886 or email@example.com, or visit www.neurochallenge.org. Large-scale Parkinsons disease seminar to be held in North PortBy RENEE LePEREFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT PARKINSONS DISEASE 50472195
Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com There have been numerous studies that work to determine just how much of an impact the power of positive thinking can have on a persons physical health. Whether that person is perfectly healthy or ghting a deadly disease, the general correlation between being upbeat and a persons ability to get and stay healthy are fairly consistent. When it comes to living with cancer, patients of all ages have long been encouraged to try and keep a positive attitude as the effects are evident as they go about their day-to-day activities and undergo the (often times) rigorous treatment schedules that have been laid out for them. Its certainly not easy to keep a smile on your face when youre feeling ill from treatments or enduring other adverse side effects. It can be even harder when dealing with people who simply dont understand what youre going through. While there are many pitfalls that can prevent you from keeping your attitude elevated, studies have shown that people who focus on the positive things have an easier time of managing their treatment plans and enduring the side effects than those who dont. During the journey, there will be a number of things that will come up that threaten your happier outlook, but we have found that there are ve common sources that should be watched carefully and tend to directly impact your attitude. People that just dont understand. Most people mean well, but unless theyve actually been through your situation, they will never truly understand. This isnt a bad thing but it can be problematic if they say things without thinking and inadvertently hurt others through a careless remark, or if they avoid you because of their own fears. Statements like itll be ok, Arent you scared, Some things were just meant to happen, and Just pick yourself up are harmless remarks, but dont necessarily feel that way when theyre spoken at the wrong time. Remember that they most likely didnt intend to be callous and that they are trying their best to be supportive. You cant control what anyone else says to you but you can absolutely control how you react to what is said. Your own fears. Without a doubt, fear is a dangerous mental toxin that can completely take over your mind if left unchecked. Cancer patients know fears that most people never dream of and it can be overwhelming to try and face them on your own. Dont keep fears inside. Share your fears with trained professionals and other positive people in your support network who can help you keep them in check and keep them from running your life. Exhaustion. Not getting enough sleep (and not feeling rested) can prey on a person until they crumble. One of the leading causes of anxiety is lack of sleep and not feeling rested and alert can lead to poor decisions and negatively affect your mood. Be sure that youre getting enough rest, not only to help your treatment plan be effective, but to help your mood stay up during the process. Poor diet and nutrition. Many studies around mental and emotional health concerns have shown that a proper diet can impact your mood in positive ways. When you eat junk food your body can react negatively in a variety of ways including low feelings that you cant quite shake, drowsiness, and headaches or sugar hangovers. Having a healthy diet full of nutritional foods can help you maintain more of a balance when it comes to your mood. Lack of exercise. Just like getting plenty of rest and eating a balanced diet can help you in numerous ways, your body craves movement and reacts accordingly whenever you exercise. You dont need to get a personal trainer or become a physical instructor at your gym to make your body happy. Start with a walk around the block and go from there. Your mood is often the rst line of defense you have against a health-related downward spiral. The more importance and value you put on keeping a positive attitude, the more you can benet from it when it comes to your physical health. 21st Century Oncologys Port Charlotte is located at 3175 Harbor Blvd. For more information, call 941-627-6465 or visit http://www. 21concologyportcharlotte.com.A positive attitude can affect health and cancer recoveryProvided by 21st CENTURY ONCOLOGY RESEARCH FILE PHOTO Thinking about adding cinnamon to your diet to ght Parkinsons? Cinnamon has been touted as a good supplement for cholesterol and diabetes, and now, Parkinsons. Research conducted by professor Kalipada Pahan and his associates at Rush University and published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, found that after oral feeding in mice, ground cinnamon is metabolized into sodium benzoate, which then enters into the brain and stops the loss of benecial proteins (Parkin and DJ-1) and protects dopaminergic neurons. These are cells believed to be intimately involved in Parkinson disease. Specically, researchers say that, oral feeding of cinnamon powder produces sodium benzoate (NaB) in the blood and brain of mice. Sodium benzoate is an approved drug used in the treatment of neural disorders. It is also commonly found in soft drinks and is frequently used as a food preservative. Possibly the largest use of sodium benzoate, accounting for 30-35 percent of the total demand is as an anticorrosive, particularly as an additive to automotive engine antifreeze coolants, according to the World Health Organization. Sodium benzoate is known to attach the mitochondria of DNA and some studies link sodium benzoate and DNA damage to negative outcomes in Parkinson disease and liver problems. It is unknown how much cinnamon you would have to consume to experience these negative effects because the effects of chronic exposure to sodium benzoate have not been studied in humans. Aside from sodium benzoate, cinnamon contains another chemical that can cause liver damage. Ceylon cinnamon, found in health food stores, is a purer variety, which contains less of this chemical, in case you are thinking of adding a signicant amount of this spice to your diet. Of cinnamon Pahan said, This could potentially be one of the safest approaches to halt disease progression in Parkinsons patients. This may very well be true. However, he also remarked, Now we need to translate this nding to the clinic and test ground cinnamon in patients with PD. If these results are replicated in PD patients, it would be a remarkable advance in the treatment of this devastating neurodegenerative disease. Before you go out and invest in a cinnamon regimen, keep in mind that we dont yet know if it will work in humans and the effects of long term repeated use of unusual amounts of cinnamon is unknown. For more information on the Neuro Challenge Foundation and its ser vices, call 941-926-6413 or visit www. parkinsonsneurochallenge.org.Cinnamon to fight Parkinsons disease? Not yetBy DOREEN SUTHERLANDNEURO CHALLENGE FOUNDATION 50472444 T h u r s d a y S e p t e m b e r 2 5 Thursday, September 25 Main Dining Room 2-4PM Balance screening, basic health screens, home safety checklist, vision screening, and much more!
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retire ment their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees as well as the cost often falls on family members. Almost half, or 46 percent, of caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year on elderly family members, according to a study released by Caring.com, a website for people who look after aging parents. Seven percent of caregivers say they spend $50,000 or more a year. Expenses that pile up can include spending on medication, medical supplies and in-home care. People who have elderly parents move into their homes may also pay for renovations such as installing ramps, railings and lifts. Then there are the costs that are harder to quantify. People caring for elderly parents often have to take time off of work for emergencies. The pressure can trigger their own health issues, said Andy Cohen, chief executive of Caring.com, sometimes leading to depression, high blood pressure and stress. Its sort of a double whammy, he said. Also many people are surprised to learn that most Medicare plans dont cover the costs of assisted living or home health care. Theyre shocked and usually in a panic, Cohen said. The process of placing family members in assisted living or a nursing facility can be overwhelming. Family members may nd themselves negotiating monthly or annual payment rates. And some people may struggle to nd the right facility: While 43 percent of family caregivers were able to nd senior housing in one month, 21 percent said the process took six months or more, according to Caring. com. Thats not to say that boomers arent paying attention. Health care expenses were the top nancial concern in retirement for people over 50, according to a survey released by Merrill Lynch and the research rm Age Wave. Respondents said they were more worried about health care costs than they were about Social Security or the risk of running out of money. But health care expenses can also be the hardest to predict. While people are living longer, there is no way to know if those additional years will be spent in good health. For many families, health is the ultimate wild card, said Andy Sieg, head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Thirty-seven percent of people said they retired early because of a per sonal health problem. And of course, people who retire early for health reasons may also nd themselves with less money in savings to handle those unexpected health costs. The diseases people face in retire ment are usually longer lasting than the health problems people face in their youth, researchers noted. Eighty-six percent of people over age 65 have chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. The illness seniors feared the most: Alzheimers, which respondents said they worried would make them a burden on their family. Family members can take steps to be proactive about caregiving expenses: Start the conversation early. Seven in 10 caregivers havent talked to their family about how to pay for health care costs, according to Caring.com. Family members should talk to relatives about these plans before they enter retirement or fall ill, Cohen said. That involves asking about long-term care insurance and nding out what assets are set aside for housing and health care costs, he said. Work on the will. Family members should ask older relatives to outline their wishes for medical care in living wills and advance directives. Seniors should also designate a medical power of attorney who can make decisions when a person is unable to because of illness. Compare housing options. Family members that need to move a relative into senior housing should visit at least four homes, Cohen said. Relatives should ask staff members about how long theyve worked there to spot places that have high turnover. They should also check online reviews from people who have family members staying in those homes, he said. Spend your parents money rst. Some adult children may feel guilty spending down their parents assets when they fall ill, but dipping into their own savings may set them back for their retirements, Cohen said. 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Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss mouth. He takes a long draw from the bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick. They are sprawled on cushioned wicker chairs on the patio at Kush, a hookah bar on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Its a muggy Thursday and the two are celebrating the return of Karas sister, Savannah Brick, from an au pair job in Europe. This is kind of cheating, Kara Brick, 28, said. We are all ex-smokers. With cigarettes, you really have to push through smoking it the rst time. They taste terrible and smell terrible. Hookah is actually enjoyable. This has a social feel and is something we can do together. Hookah bars are a relaxed gathering place for customers to socialize as they smoke tobacco through water pipes. Its a hot trend among young adults. Nearly one in ve U.S. students smoked hookah in the last year, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. About 10 businesses sell hookah within a ve-mile radius of the University of Texas at Dallas. But hookah, which comes with few warning labels or health notices, can be more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health notes that a single hookah session delivers 1.7 times the nicotine, 6.5 times the carbon monoxide and 46.4 times the tar of a single cigarette. There is no reason to believe that a water pipe is less dangerous than a cigarette, said Dr. Thomas Eissenberg, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who has conducted numerous studies on water pipe smoking. In fact, depending on some of the toxins, there is reason to believe it is more dangerous. Doss, 25, smoked hookah regularly at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., without realizing the health risks. I was 18 the rst time I smoked, he said. I smoked every weekend. I never considered how bad it would be for me. Now I smoke occasionally enough that it really cant affect me. Its something I consider before I go to the hookah bar. State law prohibits the sale and smoking of hookahs to anyone younger than 18. Kevin Perlich, a spokesman at the Richardson, Texas, Police Department, said that anyone caught smoking under 18 will be issued a citation for the use of tobacco, a Class C misdemeanor similar to a speeding ticket. Richardson has adopted ordinances that ban the use of tobacco products, including water pipes, in most public places. But the law does not restrict young patrons from entering the lounge, so teenagers are legally able to be in the environment. Hookah seems like it is on the upswing, said Dr. Gary Weinstein, a pulmonologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. There are hookah bars in many young areas, and its a cool thing to do. It seems cooler than smoking a cigarette. Data from the University of Michigans Monitoring the Future survey suggests hookah usage among high school seniors in the past year rose 21 percent. Eissenberg said this is an issue because many young people do not realize they are inhaling tobacco, charcoal smoke and other carcinogens with each breath. The problem is, if you go into a water pipe bar and look at the pipe you are being served, there is nothing on that pipe or on the tobacco or in that charcoal that tells you its danger ous, Eissenberg said. I have gotten this outlook from kids: It doesnt say its dangerous, so it must be safe. When smoking a cigarette, the user lights the tobacco with a re and inhales the smoke. With hookah, the smoke passes from a head containing tobacco and charcoal, through a water bowl and into a hose for inhalation. The tobacco comes in many avors, ranging from chocolate to fruit to alcoholic varieties. Hookah smoke is known to contain higher levels of lead, nickel and arsenic, 36 times more tar and 15 times more carbon monoxide than cigarettes, research in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows. This is because smoking a hookah requires taking harder and longer drags, increasing the levels of inhaled carcinogens and nicotine in the lungs. When they take a puff, the smoke is very cool and the draw resistance is very low, so it is easy to inhale and it tastes good, Eissenberg said. They take dramatically larger puffs, about 500 milliliters per puff. We are talking about an entire cigarettes worth of smoke in a single puff. The longer the hookah session, the more nicotine and toxins a person takes in. A 45to 60-minute hookah session can expose the smoker to about the same amount of nicotine and tar as one pack of cigarettes, Eissenberg said. If you arent a cigarette smoker because you know cigarettes are dangerous and lethal, then there is absolutely no reason to be smoking a water pipe and every reason to avoid it for the same reason, he said. Water pipe smoking will kill you also. Dr. Mark Millard, a medical director at Baylor Martha Foster Lung Care Center, has practiced medicine in the Middle East, an area where water pipe smoking has been prevalent for more than 400 years. On one trip, he treated a woman from Saudi Arabia with a hacking cough. She was smoking every night for an hour, he said. That is quite a lot of inhalants. I told her to get rid of her hubbly bubbly (hookah). Its nicotine that is the addictive factor. It makes people want to come back for more. People can get addicted to hookahs, and it does affect your health. Five years ago, Farhad Ata opened Kush Hookah Lounge. Ata has smoked hookah his entire life. He said he likes the nicotine buzz and the chill environment. He knows smoking is not healthy, but he has accepted the risks. Its something he said he hopes clients are aware of, too. I dont really sit down and talk with them about the health risks, Ata said. I think some people are already schooled, and they just accept it. Other people dont care. It is still tobacco, no matter what, even if it is avored. Your lungs are meant for air. Any type of smoke is not good for you, whether its cigarettes or hookah. Eissenberg said: Know the risks. As a package deal, its a dangerous thing to do, he said. Educate your self. Then make the decision.Hookah smoking a hot trend for young adults but clouded by health concernsBy Lizzie JohnsonTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS SMOKING PHOTO BY BRITTANY SOWACKE/THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS/MCTFriends hang out at Kush Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Lounge on Lower Greenville, in Dallas, on June 20, 2014. Some studies show hookah smoking is no healthier than cigarettes. 50468939 HELP IS HERE! 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com Tobacco Free Florida and Sarasota Countys Tobacco Prevention Program are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help people to quit tobacco. Everyone who is a part of the health care team including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals has a role to play in helping Sarasota County residents quit. In 2012, only half of Floridas health care professionals reported that they often assessed tobacco users readiness to quit or assisted smokers with a quit attempt. The health care community plays a critical role in helping patients understand the impact of smoking on their lives, said state surgeon gen eral and secretary of health Dr. John Armstrong. Patients who discuss ways to quit with their health care professionals are ultimately more successful in their quit attempts. The local Tobacco Prevention Program, in conjunction with Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC), reminds local providers that services and resources are available to patients at no-cost, through the Ways to Quit. Smokers have the option to call the Florida Quitline, use a web-based program, or attend in-person counseling services, and they may receive free FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy through Tobacco Free Florida, and the Ways to Quit program. For more information and resources, visit www.tobaccofreeorida.com/ healthcare. Patients who work with their health care professionals are ultimately more successful in their quit attempts. When tobacco users receive treatment according to the U.S. Public Health Services clinical practice guideline, they report higher satisfaction with overall health care received compared to untreated tobacco users. Smokers who quit can add up to 10 years to their life expectancy by quitting. Floridas leading preventable cause of death and disease is tobacco use. If current rates continue, 270,200 Florida children alive today who are younger than 18 years of age will die prematurely as a result of smoking. In 2009, the annual direct costs to Floridas economy attributable to smoking were in excess of $19.6 billion, including direct medical costs of $7.2 billion. Physicians can contact the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota Countys Tobacco Prevention Program at 941-861-2805 for brochures to provide to their patients about the Ways to Quit. Gulfcoast South AHEC offers free continuing education credit for medical professionals interested in tobacco cessation counseling. Call 941-361-6602 or visit www. gsahec.org/. The AHEC Tobacco Referral Line is 866-534-7909.Sarasota Health Department offers ways to kick the habitProvided by the FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SARASOTA COUNTY SMOKING FILE PHOTO If youve ever smoked and tried to quit, you know how hard it can be. Nicotine is so addictive that smoking, or using tobacco in other forms, may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. But its possible to quit. Just ask the millions of ex-smokers, who now outnumber smokers in the United States. There are two main obstacles to quitting: the physical withdrawal from nicotine, and the mental and emotional withdrawal from a habit that had become a soothing part of daily routine. Nicotine replacement, in the form of nicotine patches, gum, sprays, inhalers, and lozenges, can help overcome the physical addiction. Medications such as varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Zyban) can also help. They can help reduce the cravings for a cigarette, and may also make smoking less pleasurable. Two new studies of these medications offer good news to smokers who want to quit but havent been able to do it with just nicotine replacement. Two Duke University researchers asked 222 smokers who werent able to kick the habit with just nicotine replacement to take varenicline alone or varenicline plus bupropion while continuing to use a nicotine patch. After 12 weeks, 40 percent of those taking both medications were no longer smoking, compared to 25 percent of those taking only varenicline. The results were published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July, a South African team compared varenicline plus nicotine replacement with varenicline alone. The combination worked better, with 49 percent of the 446 participants no longer smoking at 24 weeks, compared to 33 percent of those using just a nicotine patch. These results dont suggest smokers take varenicline and bupropion as a rst step in smoking cessation. Both drugs must carry a black box warning on their labels to highlight an increased risk of serious mental health events including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. And the South African study found that smokers taking varenicline along with nicotine replacement experienced more quitting-related side effects, including nausea, sleep problems, constipation, and depression. But when nicotine replacement alone hasnt helped, adding varenicline with or without bupropion may lead to success. If you want to quit, you can help yourself with proper planning. One model commonly used to help people break addictions is called stages of change. According to this model, behavior change rarely occurs at one particular moment in time. Instead, youre more likely to journey through several distinct stages before attaining your goal. In this phase, you may be thinking of changing now or in the future, but not seriously. You might know that smoking can cause health problems. But you dont really believe smoking is a problem for you. You recognize that quitting is probably right thing to do. But youre still uncertain if you want or need to quit. Youve accepted the idea of quitting and start looking for ways to accomplish it. You take one or more denite steps. Maybe you set a quit date, or sign up for a stop-smoking group. And you quit smoking at least for a while. Youre tempted to return to smoking. This is true for any type of behavior change. Understand that this is expected. Therefore, you need to develop strategies ahead of time to address it, even if you smoke one or two cigarettes. If you succeed on your rst attempt to quit smoking, congratulations! If not, try again when youre ready. The average person makes several attempts before quitting for good. Using nicotine replacement is a good way to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. If it doesnt work, ask your doctor about the possibility of adding varenicline or bupropion. Cognitive behavioral therapy and support groups can help break the mental and emotional attachment to cigarettes. However long it takes, quitting is benecial. In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg showed that quitting smoking reduces the risk of dying even in people who quit in their 80s.New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement falls shortHARVARD HEALTH LETTERSTRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY Saving Smiles in Charlotte County Since 1991 50472335
Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com A white powdered chemical compound emerged from two University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratories more than 10 years ago with a name destined for oblivion, but a future that now looks promising as a treatment for the most challenging cases of prostate cancer. Today, VN/124-1 is a drug candidate with a name galeterone a pharmaceutical company founded on its potential and a record of strong preliminary results in clinical trials with human patients. The Food and Drug Administration has put galeterone on a fast track for approval to treat prostate cancer, which kills about 30,000 men a year in the United States. Researchers in hospitals and clinics across the country and in Canada are nishing the trials second round and preparing for the third, expected to begin early next year. Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, director of the University of Marylands Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, acknowledged that results are preliminary, but he said its an auspicious beginning. I can think of maybe one other drug in the 30 years Ive been doing oncology that showed these kind of results, Cullen said. He called it an incredibly promising start for this medicine. Dr. Mario Eisenberger, heading the clinical trial at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, said the drug has had impressive results, but I dont think anyone can say at this point in time whether galeterone is going to be better than the other drugs already used to treat prostate cancer. Before galeterone was a medicine, it was a compound born of a collabora tion that began in 1996 between two University of Maryland researchers, Angela M. H. Brodie and Vincent C.O. Njar. The approach was built on work for which Brodie has won some of the most prestigious awards in the eld research not in prostate but breast cancer. In the last 10 years, she won the Charles F. Kettering Prize and the Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research for her work in the 1970s and 1980s helping to develop compounds that block production of estrogen, the female hormone, that fuels the growth of most breast cancers. More recently, shes turned her attention to prostate cancer, which feeds on the male hormone. She wondered if the approach that worked with estrogen would work with the androgens, or hormones, that fuel prostate cancer: testosterone and the more potent dihydrotestosterone. Up to now, one main treatment for the most challenging prostate cancers has been shutting down androgen production from the testicles. The procedure, referred to as castration, is most commonly done today by medication not surgery. The testicles produce about 90 percent of the bodys androgen. Most of the rest is produced by the adrenal glands, and a small measure from the prostate tumor itself. Njar and Brodie were looking for a way to ght prostate cancer that continues after castration. Their approach is one in a succession of hormone-based treatments that have been used for years, but its different in combining several effects at once. This one works in three ways to interfere with androgens effect on prostate cells. The medication decreases androgen production and interferes with the process by which the substance binds to the prostate cell molecule that responds to the hormone, known as the receptor. These effects have been produced before, but galeterone is the only medication that also appears to damage the receptor itself. The triple threat showed impressive results in tests with mice about 10 years ago. Brodie and Njar and their research team published results in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry in 2005, concluding that the compound is a potent inhibitor of human prostate tumor growth and is remarkably more effective than castration. After that publication, Tokai Pharmaceuticals, a company in Cambridge, Mass., named and licensed the compound as galeterone. Clinical trials with human patients started in November 2009. To fund its anticipated growth, Tokai applied in August to sell $75 million of stock in an initial public offering. While its stock sale is pending, company ofcials are not available for comment. According to information posted on Tokais website, researchers have given the drug to 200 patients in the rst two trial phases. Of the 49 patients in the rst trial, 24 showed 30-percent reduction in prostate specic antigen, or PSA, and 11 showed a 50-percent cut. Elevated levels of PSA can be, but are not nec essarily, a marker for prostate cancer. In the second phase, 51 patients both with and without metastasis, or cancer spread beyond the prostate followed for 12 weeks also showed signicant PSA reductions. Of this group, 82 percent to 85 percent experienced reductions of about a third, three-quarters saw a reduction by at least half. Cullen said he was struck by the results even in the rst phase, conducted less for effects on the cancer than to see how well patients can tolerate the medication at low doses. With such low doses in the rst phase of a clinical trial, results like that are almost unprecedented, he said. In the third phase of the trial, galeterone will be compared to existing treatments, Brodie and Njar said, and could take up to another year. The FDA fast track can in some cases cut years off the time it takes to bring a drug to market, Eisenberger said. Galeterone causes none of the adverse effects associated with chemotherapy, including nausea and hair loss. So far, Brodie said, the chief side effect could be deciency of cortisol, but that has not been a problem so far. The hormone plays a role in regulating blood sugar, suppressing immune response and metabolizing fat, protein and carbohydrates. Eisenberger said the effects can in clude fatigue and itching, but nothing requiring cortisol treatment. Brodie and Njar are making no bold pronouncements at this point, just eagerly awaiting further results. We are cautiously optimistic, Njar said. Its a wonderful thing if we can save lives, Brodie said.Galeterone: Prostate cancer drug trials show great promiseBy ARTHUR HIRSCHTHE BALTIMORE SUN CANCER PHOTO BY LLOYD FOX/BALTIMORE SUN/MCTDr. Vincent C.O. Njar, left, and Dr. Angela M.H. Brodie, who have worked on developing the drug galeterone for treating prostate cancer, in Brodies lab at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 301 W. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com When Chris Kaag boarded a ight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip in May 2011, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet opped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind. Put simply, maneuvering the planes narrow aisle was, as usual, not a pretty sight, said Kaag, a Marine Corps veteran and business owner who has a rare disorder that makes his lower body increasingly unresponsive to his minds commands. He uses the canes or a wheelchair to get around. But when Kaag, 38, got on his return ight six days later, something was different. His legs werent so stubborn, his hips were more limber and, for the rst time he can remember, he was able to bring his feet off the ground. I even called the doctor ... because I was oored, he said. Though the relief didnt last long, Kaags experience offers support for a theory that scientists from Johns Hopkins University are working to prove: that scuba diving has unique therapeutic effects on the minds and bodies of people with spinal-cordrelated paralysis. In a pilot study that included Kaag and eight veterans who were paralyzed while in the military, the Hopkins research team compared physical and psychological measurements collected on the rst day of the trip with readings taken after the group became scuba-certied, just ve days later. The results were dramatic: On average, the disabled veterans were 10 percent better at sensing light touch and 5 percent better at feeling pin pricks. Muscle tightness, or spasticity, decreased about 15 percent and motor functioning improved up to 17 percent. Among the ve participants with post-traumatic stress disorder, their PTSD symptoms were alleviated by 80 percent, the researchers report. The researchers did not track how long these effects lasted, but the par ticipants stories suggest the changes lingered anywhere from minutes to weeks. These are people who have had spinal cord injuries for an average of 15 years; there are no treatments for people who have spinal cord injury for 15 years, said Adam Kaplin, the neuropsychiatrist who led the study with a Hopkins colleague, neurologist Daniel Becker. The question became Jeez, what the heck is going on? And to make a long story short, there were several possibilities. But teasing apart those possibilities isnt easy. The study was small, involved countless variables and was intended only to explore whether the scuba theory was worth studying at all. The experience is illustrative of a broad scientic challenge: How do you go from a patients hunch to a scientists proof? The end-all, be-all isnt just to give you an antidepressant or throw you in therapy for 10 years, said Cody Unser, who founded the Cody Unser First Step Foundation, a driving force behind the pilot study. Its actually doing something that you never thought you could. Efforts to pursue follow-up studies are slow-moving: Federal funding for science dropped drastically during the sequestration last year. And the prospects may be even worse for a study that seems like no work and all play. People say, Well, yeah, you took people to the Cayman Islands, so that must have had a therapeutic effect, said Kaplin, the chief psychiatric consultant to Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis Centers. Right now, Becker added, I think people are still looking at us like were crazy. Unser is not one of those people. The 27-year-old, who is studying public health at George Washington University, rst went scuba diving in 2000, a year after she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder similar to multiple sclerosis but much less common. She was not searching for any therapeutic benet. She had grown up watching her parents and older brother dive, and she refused to let her condition stop her from learning to do the same. The experience saved her life, said Unser, whose father is famed race-car driver Al Unser Jr. Psychologically, I just felt more condent and independent and just like, Okay, I can do this: I can live with a disability and be okay with it because I know its not going to dene me, she said. But the physical changes were more unexpected. For weeks after she went diving, Unser who has no feeling below her chest could sense her bladder when she needed to urinate and feel the insides of her thighs when she put on her jeans. Her sleep was sounder, her legs didnt spasm and she developed a full-body energy, she said. Not just half. Unser began taking other people with paralysis, including veterans, on scuba trips and trainings through her foundation, which she launched soon after her diagnosis in 1999. Today, Unser and her mom, Shelley, run the organization, supporting its activities through a variety of sources, including connections in the racing industry, corporate sponsorships and other foundations. Kaplin, one of Unsers doctors, found it intriguing that many of those divers reported sensations similar to the ones she had felt. Cody had been saying, See? See? Im not the only one. This is really going on. We really need a study, Kaplin remembers. And I said, Well, thats great, Cody. Let me know when youre going to go down there to the Cayman Islands and you have money to take people on one of these trips. For nearly 10 years, Unser pressed her doctors to initiate a study, and Johns Hopkins endorsed the idea in early 2011. Within months, the foundation secured funding from Newmans Own Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Challenged Athletes Foundation and others. The exciting part of the story, Kaplin said, is that it opens up the possibility that listening to patients like Cody who are very observant about the effects they see and sense in their bodies can be extremely informative, and there may be, in fact, hope for people with spinal cord inju ries that dont depend on us having to get through all of the complexities of stem cells. Kaplin and Becker arent the rst to study scuba divings effects on people with disabilities, but theyre among the few. In a 2007 pilot study, for example, German researchers reported reduced spasticity and improved quality of life among ve people with paralysis after seven days of diving. I think the diving community in general, including myself, has known this since we rst started donning tanks after Cousteau and others showed us the way, said Julie Sanders, a training executive at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Worldwide, which is based in Rancho Santo Margarita, Calif., and certied the veterans free of charge. What is really spectacular now is that, scientically, were seeing positive measured health results on those who psychologically and physically could really benet from it.Does scuba diving help people with paralysis?By ANNA MEDARIS MILLERSPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST TREATING PARALYSIS FILE PHOTOSCUBA | 15 MEDICAL PAVILION CLINIC FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE ACCEPTING NEW PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS For All Your Familys Minor Medical Needs Physical Exams Womens Health Allergies Arthritis Hypertension ECHOs I.V. Therapy Impotence X-Rays Stress Test Weight Loss Diabetes Minor Surgical Procedures Workers Compensation NOW ACCEPTING MEDICAID DAVID S. 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Page 14 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired dance tness program that combines international music and contagious steps to create the most fun tness party. This program is exhilarating, effective and very easy to follow. It can be addicting. While you dance and exercise, you burn an incredible amount of calories. This tness party is moving millions of people toward joy and health around the world. In the mid 1990s, tness trainer Alberto Beto Perez, creator, walked into his class one day and realized he had forgotten his exercise/dance music, and his only option was to grab whatever tapes he had in his car. His tapes were comprised of the songs he loved traditional Latin salsa and merengue music, which he had listened to as he was growung up. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot but he rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation was born a revolutionary tness program Zumba. Due to the successful creation, Perez brought in his new dance tness program to Miami. The Zumba Fitness Program has grown to become the worlds largest and most successful dance tness program with more than 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes all over the world. My name is Laurentz Cascante and I am a Zumba instructor from North Port. Zumba has become a passion of mine. I have been teaching for more than two years in the North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda areas. I was certied in Naples by instructor Erick Santana (from Miami) and since then I have not stopped teaching Zumba. I consider myself an energetic and positive-minded person. I love life and try to enjoy every minute of it; it is part of my philosophy. Zumba has not only kept me moving but has also served as therapy. During my teaching journey, I have lost 30 pounds Zumba really works and it is fun. I speak English, Spanish and Zumba dont wait any longer, come and join the party. Classes at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County begin at 8:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays on Oct. 27. Please contact the Learning Center at 941-625-4175 ext. 223 to register for classes. Also the kick off for The Biggest Loser will be Sept. 22. Participants are really excited about this, and we will do a Zumba Demonstration for everyone. For more information, contact Laurentz Cascante at 941-237-8983 or laurentzc.zumba.com.Get fit with ZumbaBy LAURENTZ CASCANTECULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY CULTURAL CENTER FILE PHOTOIn this May 8, 2014 Sun le photo (from left) Ida Velasquez, Randy Dunn, Laurentz Cascante and Thelma Youder practice a Zumba move. Its no accident that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral only after the sports world got involved. Not only has the congenital neurodegenerative condition, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, been called Lou Gehrigs disease since before World War II, but, in recent years, increasing numbers of athletes especially former football players are being diagnosed. As The New York Times reported a few years back, ex-NFLers are, statistically speaking, eight times more likely to develop ALS than the general public. Likewise, worldwide epidemiological studies have registered a six times greater likelihood for ALS in former soccer players, hockey players and rugby players. Why the increased risk? Because, suggest leading brain researchers, what theyre being diagnosed with mimics ALS but is a different disorder: one that stems from repetitive brain trauma. For the past six years, neuropathology researchers at the University of Bostons CTE Center have been microscopically studying the brain tissue of deceased former professional, collegiate and high school football players, as well as those of others whove been exposed to repeated head trauma, such as boxers, hockey players and war veterans. They were looking for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is characterized by the brain producing an abnormal protein called tau. When looked at under a microscope, this tau protein which is detectable only during post-mortem exams appears as brown tangles that strangle normal, healthy brain cells. Previously associated only with elderly dementia patients, the discovery of tau in the brains of virtually all late ex-football players in every age range including one who was just 17 years old has clearly established the link between repeated head trauma and the risk for developing CTE. The University of Boston CTE Center says that those who develop CTE experience, among other things, memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, suicidality, Parkinsonism and, eventually, progressive dementia. The University of Boston researchers also have examined tissue samples of deceased CTE athletes who, as their motor neuron capabilities rapidly deteriorated, had been diagnosed with ALS. In all of the cases, researchers found tau protein present in the spinal uid likely having leaked from the brain. Conversely, in late CTE athletes who had not displayed ALS-like symptoms, there was no tau in the spinal uid. Whats more, in tissue samples studied of late ALS patients who were not recipients of head trauma, there was no tau protein in the spinal uid. Thus, Dr. Ann McKee head of the University of Boston CTE Center coined this condition chronic traumatic encephalomyopathy (CTEM), which is likely caused by repetitive head trauma. At this stage, doctors dont know why some folks with CTE have their tau protein leak into their spinal uid and others dont, but the supposition is that theres probably some genetic predisposition for it. And now for the nal irony: Lou Gehrig may not have been aficted with the condition ALS that bears his name. The New York Yankees Hall of Famer nicknamed the Iron Horse for having played in 2,130 consecutive games was knocked unconscious on the eld on at least ve documented occasions. We know now that post-concussion damage is catastrophically exacerbated if people return to regular activities before giving the brain ample time to heal. Yet, invariably Gehrig was back in the lineup the next day, post-concussion symptoms be damned. 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The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com The researchers believe the results they found are due to more than just exercise, which people with paralysis ordinarily must perform for months before seeing even the slightest benet, Becker said. The changes in the Cayman Islands happened in days. And the sun and the sand cant account for the 80 percent reduction in symptoms of PTSD, Kaplin said, because the disorder doesnt go away when the environment changes. If all you had to do was take people to the Cayman Islands to alleviate PTSD symptoms then the military would be ying all of the people with PTSD from the Iraq and Afghanistan war to these islands, Kaplin said. But it doesnt help at all. They bring their PTSD home with them. So what is it? The researchers speculate that the physical improvements may have something to do with an interaction between nitrogen, which is pumped into a divers bloodstream at a high rate, and serotonin, a neurotransmitter well known for its feel-good effects but less known for its role in the spinal cord. The theory, Becker said, goes like this: The increased levels of nitrogen will translate in your nervous system into increased levels of serotonin, and these increased levels of serotonin act on the cells in the spinal cord and the brain, which seems to improve their function. Those high levels of serotonin may play into the veterans improved moods, too. The psychological benets might also be explained in part by scuba divers controlled breathing and mastery of a fearful situation; both of these are used to cope with PTSD symptoms such as anxiety, Kaplin said. But until researchers replicate the results of the pilot study on a large scale and control variables such as depth, location and type of paralysis, the connections are a stretch, said Peter Gorman, chief of the division of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute. Theres no doubt about it that ... its an extreme pleasure for a person with a spinal cord injury just simply to go in the water and be weightless and not worry about a chair; that environment is very liberating in both physical and psychological ways, he said. But then to make the jump that this actually had some neurological or psychological benets is a big jump. No matter what if anything is behind the researchers results, however, Unser and others will continue to advocate for people with paralysis to do just that: Jump. You cant put the ocean in a pill. I didnt set out to look for the treatment to walk again: I found scuba diving as an activity and then, lo and behold, oh my gosh, Im feeling something! Unser said. Ill always be a diver, Ill always approach people to go scuba diving. Theres just something about it thats just totally unlike anything else.SCUBAFROM PAGE 13 Need to lose weight? Instead of changing yourself, you might consider changing your environment. Making changes big and small to the world around you is much easier than mustering the willpower to refrain from eating high-calorie foods, said Brian Wansink, who has for years studied our eating habits, currently as director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. And those changes can mean that your diet is more healthful without working so hard. Wansink dismisses the popular idea that mindful eating is the way to eat what we need without overeating junk food. For 90 percent of us, the solution to mindless eating is not mindful eating our lives are just too crazy and our willpowers too wimpy, he writes in his new book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. The book includes ways restaurants, schools and other institutions can offer more healthful food, and provides scorecards for readers to gure out whether their homes and workplaces, the restaurants and supermarkets they patronize and their kids school meals, are designed for slim. Restaurants and food companies are likely to change if they can make more money, Wansink noted in a telephone interview. If a bunch of consumers say, Is there something you can come up with thats not French fries or a boring salad? I would eat here more often, then companies are likely to listen, he said. Theyre in the prots business, not in business to make people fat, he said. Its a lesson Wansink and his students stumbled upon when they realized that the bigger the package of food, the more people ate of it, and that consumers would pay more for smaller packets that would help them control how much they ate. Eventually, Nabisco/Kraft gave my theory a run and launched the 100-calorie snack pack, Wansink writes. Its the sort of change that helps people eat less with no effort. Most of our lives have made us fat by design, Wansink said. So its time, he said, to make ourselves thin the same way. Here are some of his ndings and suggestions; pick those that work for you, he said. If you come home through your kitchen door, youll weigh more than your neighbor who goes home through another room. Solution? Kind of obvious. Wansink and his researchers spent a lot of time watching and cataloging the behavior of people who ate at buffet restaurants. The slim diners scouted out the entire spread before taking any food and then cherry-picked their favorites. Heavy diners went straight for the plates and started piling on from the start of the line. And thin diners sat far from the buffet facing away from it. You can guess what the others did. If your plate is the same color as your food, youre likely to serve your self 18 percent more food. You can either buy new dishes, or color-code your meals if you want to eat less. But heres a hint: White plates and lots of pasta, potatoes and rice? Maybe not. Smaller plates are better, too. Clear the counters! The average woman who had potato chips on her counter weighed 8 pounds more than a neighbor who did not, Wansink writes. Big deal, its chips, you say? Get this: Woman with a box of breakfast cereal visible anywhere in the kitchen weighed 21 pounds more than that neighbor who kept it in the cupboard, Wansink writes. If you are really serious, move your pantry food to a closet elsewhere in the house and that closets stuff into the kitchen closet. Or put up shelves in a faraway room to hold the food. That, Wansink writes, will decrease browsing for snacks and make you think before the food gets to your mouth. Buying in bulk saves money, right? But Wansink writes that one study showed people ate half the chips, cookies, ramen noodles and the like in the rst week regardless of how much they bought. What to do? Buy only healthful foods in bulk. Or repackage the items once you get home and store some far from the kitchen, he writes. Pay attention to the menu. On average, Wansink writes, a dish described as buttery has 102 more calories than a similar one not described that way. Crispy? Adds 131 calories, he writes. To lessen cravings while in the supermarket, chew gum, Wansink said. When he and colleagues gave shoppers gum at the start of a shop ping trip, they bought 7 percent less junk food than their empty-mouthed fellow shoppers.Are you a willpower wimp? 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Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com The Florida College System Foundation presented Florida SouthWestern State (FSW) College president Dr. Jeff Allbritten with a gift of $29,734 to benet scholar ships for students. Tami Cullens, chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission, presented the check to Allbritten during FSWs Fall Convocation at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More students than ever will be choosing the state college system, said Allbritten. We want these students to not only attend FSW but also graduate with a degree. Onethird of our graduating students are now leaving with a baccalaureate degree in a competitive eld. These robust scholarship opportunities help students to reach that goal. This generous gift from the Florida College System Foundation will help sustain three college scholarships, said Dr. Louis J. Traina, vice president of Institutional Advancement. Two of the scholarships are designed for rst generation college students and the third is for nursing and other health professions students. Out of the $29,734 presented to FSW, nearly half, $13,625, is for the Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship; $4,326 is for the Bank of America Dream Makers Scholarship; and $11,783 from Florida Blue for Nursing and Allied Health students. Since 2001, these three scholarships have awarded over $240,000 to FSW students. The Florida College System Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-prot established by Florida Statute to serve as the ofcial direct support organization for the college system. During 2014-2015, it is expected to award more than $900,000 in scholarships to the states 28 public colleges. Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Floridas largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving more than 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with twoand four-year degrees, and professional certications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.Florida Southwestern College receives scholarship fundsProvided by FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE NEWS & NOTES FILE PHOTO rf nrtbrr nt rf rrt frt nt bn n r rfnt tb rf n n br n n t bft t ttrf ft rb trbnft ttfftr nttt brf rf n t brr rf t r t rf frr rt rtrrf n rt r bb r rf n n r frtnrrfr bb rf fr tt nt frbtfb rb rft n f rft bb bb tb rfnfftfb ffntt r rfnf tbrn rtrr r r bbrr r f f t tr r ntt t f r rt tr bnf t rf nfft bbfbb t bfn nr n r bb bnb b r bb t b b b bb n r r r bb n r bb bb bb nf b nfb nn 50444137
The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) has identied 19 leading BOLD healthcare organizations that are using evidence-based leadership development practices to achieve excellence and improve the quality of healthcare in their communities. These organizations were selected from 120 health systems that participated in NCHLs 2014 National Health Leadership Survey. Two Florida-based organizations Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Boca Raton were among nine facilites receiving honor able mentions. BOLD Best Organizations for Leadership Development is NCHLs platform to recognize those organizations that are leading the eld in preparing current and future generations who are transforming our health system. BOLD honors health systems for their leadership development work, which importantly, will be available to organizations throughout the country to give them tools to assess the effectiveness of their approach to preparing current and future leaders as a critical factor in achieving organizational excellence NCHL chief executive ofcer Andrew N. Garman said. We congratulate those BOLD organizations for their innovation and commitment to leadership development and hope to see their examples benet other health systems. The 10 highest ranking BOLD organizations are Banner Health (Phoenix); Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland); Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.); Duke Regional Hospital, (Durham, N.C.); Henry Ford Health System (Detroit); Mountain States Health Alliance (Johnson City, Tenn.); North ShoreLIJ Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.); Presbyterian Healthcare Services (Albuquerque); Sutter Healthcare (Sacramento); and UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Nine organizations that received honorable mention recognition are Baylor Health Care System (Dallas); Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Boca Raton); Lee Memorial Health System (Fort Myers); Lincoln County Public Hospital District #3 (Davenport, Wash.); Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif. ); Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.); Stanford Healthcare (Palo Alto, Calif.); University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (Madison, WI); and Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven, Conn.). NCHL will recognize these or ganizations at its inaugural BOLD luncheon that is being held in conjunction with NCHLs 2014 Human Capital Investment Conference on Nov. 20-21 at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. On Nov. 20, industry leaders will explore innovative ways to succeed during times of disruption, followed that evening by the tenth annual NCHL Leadership Award Dinner. Nancy M. Schlichting, CEO Henry Ford Health System and Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and chief executive offer of Geisinger Health System will be honored as the 2014 recipients of the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. The next day will include by a showcase from some of the BOLD organizations on leadership development best practices and the recognition lunheon.Alzheimers fundraiserA Remembering the s fundraising event takes place from 6-11 p.m. Sept. 26 at the 2421 Event Center, 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benet the local Alzheimers Associations Walk to End Alzheimers. For a donation, food and drinks are available. 1980s-style dress is optional. For tickets, contact Holli Burns at 941-268-1699 or Amie Conti at 941525-7928. Business owners who wish to donate an auction item can also contact Conti.Mental health vigilCharlotte Behavioral Health Care will host a vigil to raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorder support services in Charlotte County. The event takes place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Gilchrest Park, 4400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, in front of the small gazebos. The rst 100 people who visit the CBHC table will receive T-shirts. Dont forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information or to reserve a free provider or agency table, contact Jessica Boles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-639-8300 ext. 275.Fall prevention seminarLife Care of Punta Gorda will hold a fall prevention health fair from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 25. The event will in clude balance screening, basic health screens, home safety checklist and vision screening. The fair takes place in the facilitys main dining room. Life Care is located at 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-639-8771Prostate support group The Charlotte County Prostate Support and Information Group will meet at 1:15 to 3 on the third Friday of the month, October to April except for December. (Six meetings) The rst meeting of this season will be Oct. 17. The meeting location is the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility in the Promenades Mall, next to the sheriffs ofce. It is easiest to enter the mall via the Winn Dixie marque on Harbor Blvd. Although it is not necessary to have a cancer diagnosis to attend, we hope to provide a comfortable setting among peers for discussion, education, and support through the recovery process. It is a forum for men to learn about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options-as well as coping and everyday living-through interactive presentations and materials. Specialists in various elds related to prostate cancer share information on medical topics and quality of life issues. Prostate cancer is a couples disease. Women are cordially invited to the meeting to both share and learn. Fawcett Memorial Hospital provides both the room and refreshments. Octobers speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Kaplan, of 21st Century Oncology. Kaplan is a radiation oncologist and treats a wide variety of cancers. He is past president of both the Charlotte County Medical Society and the Charlotte Unit of the American Cancer Society. In the following months we plan to have Dr. Gary Berger, urologist and Dr. Eric Lubiner, medical oncologist as speakers. There will be a question and answer session after all of the presentations. Please plan to attend if you have any concerns or questions about prostate health.Bayfront Health eventsThe public is invited to attend the following September events hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5-6 p.m.-The Future of Cardiac Surgery Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte Advances in health technology have increased exponentially over the last decade and continue to do so here in Charlotte County. Learn what the future holds for you and cardiac surgery. Free. Call 941-637-2497 to register. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m.: Stroke Support Group Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, Medical Ofce Building 4th Floor Conference Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda Have you or a loved one been affected by stroke? Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. Free. Call 941-637-2497 to register.Lung cancer supportTwo lung cancer support groups meet locally: 2-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial Emergency Room and Health Care Center, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port (off Toledo Blade Blvd.). For information, contact Marc at 941-240-8989 or marcscohen@aol. com. 2-3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Charlotte Regional Medical Plaza, fourth oor. The plaza is located next to Charlotte Regional Medical Center, at 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-637-9575. Senior services offeredSenior Friendship Centers dining programs offer local residents, age 60 and older, nutritious lunches, healthy aging activities, educational speakers and a chance to meet new people. The centers are open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. A donation of $2 to $4 is appreciated to help cover the cost of meals. Dining sites in Charlotte County include New Operation Cooper St., 650 Mary St., Punta Gorda, 941-373-5819; Rebecca Neal Owens Center, 27420 Voyageur Drive, Harbor Heights, 941255-0723; 100 Rotonda Lakes Circle, Rotonda West, 941-373-5080); Christian City of Florida, 6433 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Grove City, 941-373-5080; and 2295 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, 941-373-5027. For menus or more information, visit www.friendshipcenters.org Home-delivered meals are also avail able by calling the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337.Vision & hearing assistanceThe Punta Gorda Lions Foundation offers eyeglasses and surgeries to help prevent blindness in individuals with vision impairment. The foundation also offers hearing aids and examinations for those who are hard of hearing. These services are offered to those who otherwise would not be able Lee Memorial recognized as BOLD organizationProvided by PAT DOLCELEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS NEWS & NOTES NEWS | 18 50472350 50472193PORTCHARLOTTEPUNTAGORDANORTHPORTENGLEWOODARCADIA 941.235.4400 www.myheartlungdoc.com Heart and Vascular surgery S TROKE / CAROTID U LTRASOUND A BDOMINAL A ORTIC A NEURYSM (AAA) A RTERIAL D ISEASE (PAD) H EART S CAN (ECHOCARDIOGRAM) Your Screening Test Results Tom Kartis, M.D. FACS, FACC, FCCP
Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Saturday, September 20, 2014 feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com feelingfit.com to get help. In Punta Gorda, contact Bill Ringelstein at 941-637-9979. In Port Charlotte, contact Terri Smith at 941-391-1203 In North Port, contact Penny Gregrich at 941-740-2860. In Englewood, contact Jeri Zomes at 941-460-9993.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter-afliated support groups are for family members, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Local meetings are held at the following locations: Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte, meets at 1 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Living Waters Lutheran Church, 12475 Chancellor Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Respite provided at location. Village Place Assisted Living, 18400 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Royal Palm Retirement Center, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. South Port Square (Harbour Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd, Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 1441 Spear St., Port Charlotte, meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Life Care Center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Desoto County Public Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, meets at 11 a.m. on the rst Wednesday of the month. First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (The meeting at the First Alliance Church is a Younger Onset diagnosis support group. This group is for individuals with a diagnosis before the age of 65 the person with a diagnosis and caregiver are both welcome. The person who has been diagnosed needs to be younger than 65 and needs to be able to engage in a conversation with others). Please contact Linda Howard with any questions concerning this group, 941-235-7470. For information concerning support groups, or for more information on services provided through the Alzheimers Association, call 800-2723900 or 941-235-7470. Parkinsons support groupsThe Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons in North Port offers free support for families dealing with the challenges of Parkinsons disease. Parkinsons Wellness Clubs take place at 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. A Care Partner Support Group with simultaneous Parkinsons Empowerment Hour takes place every at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All meetings take place at Neuro Challenge Foundations ofce at 5600 Peace River Road, North Port. For more information, call 941928-5886 or to make a care advising appointment, or email at carisa@ neurochallenge.org. The Englewood Parkinsons Support Group meets from 10-11 a.m. the third Friday of every month at Englewood Community Hospitals Suncoast Auditorium. For more information, please call Sue McNamara at 941-270-2505. The Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte Parkinsons Support Group and Care Partner Support Group meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the fourth Friday of every month at Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. For more information, please call Kelly Gaylord at 941-637-6418 or visit www. PDCaregiverSupport.org.Tidewell Hospice Tidewell Hospice serves patients and families dealing with life-limiting illness in our four-county service area: Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. These patients are eligible for several different services, including: nurse, social worker, CNA, chaplain, bereavement counselor, and volunteer. The volunteers may provide respite in a patients home, visit patients who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, assist at our local Hospice Englewood Parkinsons Support Group House, work in the administration ofce, or even take an approved pet to visit our patients. Volunteers are needed every day of the week, both daytime and evening. Contact Nancy Vollmer (941-9794304), email@example.com, or Kim Hartshorne (941-979-4324), firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.Project Lifesaver The Volunteer Services Unit of the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce seeks caring and compassionate volunteers to assist with the implementation of Project Lifesaver. This program serves Charlotte County residents by providing radio-frequency bracelets to people with cognitive disorders who are at risk for the life-threatening behavior of wandering away from their caregivers. This includes those with Alzheimers disease, autism and Down syndrome. All volunteers will be trained on how to provide the bracelets and conduct monthly home visits for the purpose of changing the radio batteries, as well as on the use of the specialized electronic search-and-rescue equipment that is linked to the bracelets. Each volunteer must be a Charlotte County resident, have a clean driving record, and must complete a background check. To apply to be a volunteer, complete a general volunteer application online at www.ccso.org/ContactUs/PDF/ VolunteerApplication-saveable.pdf. Once you have completed the application, you will be contacted. For more information, call 941-639-2101.HIV support groupAn HIV support group (The Exchange) meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Comprehensive Care Center, 14243 Tamiami Trail, North Port. The group is open to those who are HIV-positive, and their caregivers. For more information, call 941-888-2144 or email email@example.com.Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County distributes meals to county residents who are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. The organization is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver these meals from Monday through Friday. A volunteer driver may volunteer once a week, once every other week, or once a month. The delivery routes are in the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte areas. Delivery of meals usually is completed in an hour and a half. To volunteer to deliver meals, call 941-625-4343.Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary needs volunteers. The Auxiliary is the volunteer arm of the US Coast Guard and a member of the U.S. Homeland Security. The operational unit of the Auxiliary is the Flotilla where Coast Guard policies and programs are transformed into action. The otillas support the Coast Guard in all missions except military and direct law enforcement. In our area several otillas provide support on and off the water from Venice to the south end of Pine Island including Charlotte Harbor, Myakka and Peace rivers. No special military, vessel-related or on-the-water experience is required to volunteer, just a desire to promote water safety and help save lives. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, U.S. citizens, and live here yearround or seasonally. For more infor mation on volunteer opportunities, contact Dave Nielsen at 732-616-9016.Oh, Just Sit!The H2U (Health to You) program at Englewood Community Hospital will offer Oh, Just Sit! chair exercise classes at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Suncoast Auditorium, 779 Medical Drive, Englewood. Flex, stretch, and tone your muscles to music. The half-hour activity is peppy and energetic, yet caneand walker-friendly. For more information and to register for the class, call Consult-ANurse at 941-473-3919.Free HIV testing offeredThe Charlotte County Health Department and CARES Outreach Services Inc. of Sarasota will offer free HIV testing the fourth Saturday of every month at the following locations and times (the next date is June 28): Edgewater United Methodist Church, 19190 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte: 8 a.m. to noon. Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, 1476 Kenesaw St., Murdock: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and test results are ready in 15 minutes. For information about testing and prevention, visit www.CharlotteCHD. com; or contact Eric Stockley, CCHD prevention training consultant, at 941-624-7235.NEWSFROM PAGE 17 NEWS & NOTES 486623 Diabetic Foot Care Advanced Wound Care Latest Technologies Fellow American professional Wound Care Association Now Accepting New Medicare Patients Infections Heel Pain Ingrown Toenails Foot & Leg Ulcers Injuries Medicare Provider G U A R D I A N GUARDIAN A N G E L ANGEL F O O T C A R E FOOT CARE 941-473-3338 2400 S. McCall Rd., Englewood DR. TOM LANE Podiatrist 624-4500 50472325 Team Eye Consultant Tampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone Crabs VOTED BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST 2011 2013 2013
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