Charlotte sun herald

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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Sun herald
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Charlotte Harbor, FL
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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Public schools in Charlotte and Sarasota counties have one school psychologist for about every 1,860 students, of“cials said. DeSoto County School District indicated it has only one school psychologist for every 2,400 students. And statewide on average, there was one school psychologist for every 2,032 children, according to 20162017 numbers from the Student Support Services Project of the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida. But none of these ratios are enough to meet the need,Ž according to the Florida Association of School Psychologists. The National Association of School Psychologists and the FASP recommend a ratio of one school psychologist for every 500 to 700 students. The shortcoming has been mostly growing statewide in recent years and is not new „ but its now in the spotlight in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla. shooting. One out of every “ve children will demonstrate some type of mental or behavioral health concern warranting intervention,Ž according to the FASP, which also contends the majority of people with mental illness are not violent. Two and a half weeks ago in Broward County, 17 people were fatally shot at school by a gunman who had previously been expelled and had purportedly warned of intentions to be a school shooter „ as relayed to law enforcement authorities. The alleged killer, Nikolas Cruz, owned numerous weapons including an AR-15 style “rearm he legally purchased „ even though he had displayed behavioral troubles for years, at least to some who knew him. Since the Valentines Day tragedy, there has been grief and concern in Florida over school safety locally and across the country. There have been calls to ban certain “rearms, to expand background checks and to increase waits and ages to buy them „ as well as to increase school security in the midst of heated disagreement over how it all should all unfold. But across political party lines there has been some agreement over a need to tackle issues of mental health. The one thing that was evident in the Stoneman Douglas tragedy is that exclusionary discipline and school reassignment practices are not enough to deter individuals like Nikolas Cruz, nor are they adequately able to protect our children and adolescents on school campuses across our state,Ž said Donna Berghauser, president of the FASP and Not meeting the needBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITER MIKE STOCKER/SUN SENTINEL/TNSStudents are evacuated by police out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. FLORIDAS RATIOSA ratio of 1 school psychologist for every 500-700 students is recommended by the FASP and NASP. YEAR Student Pop Number of school psychologists Ratio of school psychologists 16-17 2,816,824 1,386 1:2032 15-16 2,791,534 1,408 1:1983 13-14 2,707,532 1,378 1:1965 12-13 2,679,173 1,381 1:1940 11-12 2,658,200 1,386 1:1918 10-11 2,636,401 1,400 1:1883 09-10 2,627,250 1,393 1:1886 08-09 2,620,801 1,400 1:1872 07-08 2,645,687 1,316 1:2010SOURCE: Student Support Services Project from Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida Number of school psychologists for students falls below recommendations While no one can say if a school psychologist might have intervened in time to stop the Parkland, Florida shootings, there is evidence that more BOTTOM LINEpsychologists in schools could very well head off violent outbursts and target students who need mental health counseling.SCHOOL | 4 Mark Timchula, who is also known as The Beach Guy,Ž rents out chairs and umbrellas to visitors on Englewood Beach. Something Timchula said he hears often from customers is that it gets dark so earlyŽ and they wish it would stay sunny, longer. But that could change soon. The Florida House of Representatives recently supported a bill (HB 1013) called the Sunshine Protection ActŽ that calls for Daylight Saving Time to be the yearround standard time in the state. Clocks spring an hour forward March 11 through Nov. 4 under Daylight Saving time. A similar Florida Senate bill (SB 858) that would involve no more changing of clocks, garnered unanimous support Thursday in a Senate rules committee. Both House and the latest Senate versions of bills call for Daylight Saving time to be year-round in Florida if Congress will allow it. I would say most people involved in tourism would advocate for it,Ž said Lorah Steiner, director of Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. For visitors, more time in the sun is what they come here for,Ž said Steiner. Asked for the position of the Charlotte County School District to the Sunshine Protection Act, Some local support for exclusive Daylight Saving TimeBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERDAYLIGHT | 4READ THE BILLSHouse version: HB 1013 „ http://bit. ly/2CTvL59 Senate version: SB 858 „ http:// Youve thought it. Those crazy guys in those giant semi-trucks. Following too close. Driving too fast. Plus, we all know those truckers arent getting enough sleep. There ought to be a law to help minimize all the highway fatalities those big rigs cause. You thought it. Your government acted on it. Initially conceived by the Obama administration, the Trump administration has just implemented a tough new regulation on truckers. Part of the new regulations require every truck driver to have an electronic logging device installed in their truck. This week our paper received the following message from our newsprint buying cooperative: Regulation changes in transportation have caused a trucking shortage with some orders sitting on the mill docks without a truck to make deliveries.Ž Heres how the new regulations created shipping problems for companies all over America. Truckers had kept manual logs of their drive times. But perhaps they fudged the paperwork logs just a bit from time to time. If a trucker can only drive 8 hours a day, instead of 8 hours, a 17-hour trip becomes three days instead of two. If you own your rig, suddenly you have two full days and a single-hour third day. 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See The News Wire 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........10 Obituaries ...............5 Police Beat ............12 Viewpoint ............6-7OUR TOWN: Calendar ................12 State ......................11 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........7-9 Nation ...................5-6 TV Listings ................6 Weather ...................2 World .......................3 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........5-11FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Cant argue with more sunshine! INSIDE


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.Publisher .................................................Glen Nickerson ..............941-205-6400 Executive Editor ......................................Jim Gouvellis .................941-206-1134 Regional Director of Advertising .............Robert E. 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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSNORTH PORT „ Nicholas Trolli Sr. is known around town as playing Santa Claus or being a former City Commission candidate. But he wants to go beyond local politics and serve District 74. He drove to Tallahassee and “led this week for the House of Representatives spot. It is currently held by Julio Gonzales, who announced he is running for Congress. Were not being represented, like we dont have a hospital for instance,Ž Trolli said. I want to see representation. The Founding Fathers wanted a citizens government and its time we got one.Ž The extent of Trollis political experience is running for the City Commission District 1 seat in 2016 and being the president of the North Port Area Republicans club. Im not a politician, I dont wish to be one,Ž he said. I wish to serve my neighbors, bring some good things to my area and some good things to Florida.Ž Trolli has lived in North Port for roughly 20 years. He has two children and a wife. He currently runs, which can give anyone interested a Santa Claus for an event. While representation in North Port is important to Trolli, he said he plans to focus on the region he would represent should he be elected. District 74 covers part of Sarasota County including North Port, Venice and Englewood. I do live in North Port and also travel in areas like Port Charlotte, Englewood,Ž he said. Thats my representation but where I typically “nd myself on a weekend „ it can be Sarasota, Arcadia, Charlotte (County). I will think of all those areas but of course Im elected to District 74 and I want to bring good things back (to that area) of course.Ž While he is still formulating speci“c plans, Trolli plans on addressing safety in schools and some larger state issues. The biggest thing right now is what happens with our schools,Ž he said, Particularly with what happened with the guns and protecting the number one asset in the world, our treasure, our children...also theres fracking, beach erosion and oil rigs. Those are the issues well be getting into.Ž To contact Trolli, email or call 941-412-5812.Email: North Port man runs for State House By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER TROLLIMURDOCK „ The owner of End Zone sports bar is suing Charlotte County in the death of her husband, Owen Anders. Joanne Anders “led suit on Feb. 1, charging the county contributed to his wrongful death.Ž No speci“c monetary damages are sought. At about 1:30 a.m. on May 6, 2016, Owen Anders was involved in a fatal crash while riding as a passenger in a Ford F350 pickup traveling eastbound on Ingraham Boulevard, approaching St. Paul Drive, in South Gulf Cove. Donald Paulsen II was charged with DUI manslaughter and careless driving following the collision that killed Anders, 55, owner of the End Zone Sports Grille, 2440 S. McCall Road, Englewood. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Paulsen drove through the stop sign at Ingraham Boulevard and St. Paul Drive. Owen Anders sustained a fracture dislocation to his cervical spinal cord due to the blunt impact that occurred when the pickup truck made contact with a culvert and rolled over, according to the complaint. The suit alleges the county constructed the concrete culvert at or near the intersection, but failed to provide the minimum required clear zone from the edge of the roadway, based on Florida Department of Transportation standards. Furthermore, the plaintiff claims the culvert was protruding above the level of the shoulder. The location of the culvert and the lack of maintenance to the shoulder of the aforementioned roadway created a hazardous and substandard condition,Ž the lawsuit states. The complaint is seeking damages for future lost support and services for the decedents widow and then minor children; widows loss of companionship; minor childrens loss of parental companionship, along with mental pain and suffering; medical and funeral expenses; and loss of earnings.County settles suitMeanwhile, the county has settled another lawsuit. Charlotte County has agreed to pay $62,500 to a former employee as part of a settlement agreement. On Nov. 1, 2016, Teresa Gould “led a lawsuit against the county for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Although the county denied all charges, of“cials cited potential exposure could be in excess of $200,000. Mandatory mediation of the claims was held on Jan. 17, when a settlement was reached. The County Commission on Feb. 27 approved a payment of $62,500 to the plaintiff, which includes attorneys fees. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 school psychologist for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Tragedies like the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting remind us of the vital role school psychologists serve in providing universal screening for mental health, assessment and intervention development for students who are struggling with mental health or behavioral challenges, and assessment for students who may pose a threat to themselves or others,Ž said Berghauser. In Broward County, the ratio last year stood at one school psychologist for every 1,970 students, according to FASP. Still, a causal relationship between the event and a lack of school psychologists is not an easy jump, according to Berghauser. She said there is research indicating how powerful school psychologists are when they are involved and adequately staffed in the recommended ratios. According to the FASP, they can signi“cantly contribute to school safety by providing mental health screenings, intervening when necessary, counseling students in need, conducting threat assessments, and contributing to a positive school climate. These factors are critical in ensuring the reduction of school violence,Ž said Berghauser.More neededArm us with enough school psychologists to help with those students who truly need extensive help, not just barely enough to insure we can set up testing for students,Ž said Bryan Bouton, a teacher at Port Charlotte High School and local Charlotte County president of the Florida Education Association teachers union. Bouton also noted the need for more school counselors and social workers. The district has always shown interest in increasing school psychologists due to their diverse level of training and their broad array of services,Ž said Mike Riley, CCPS spokesperson. Budget issues and funding considerations are always a consideration.Ž There are only nine school psychologists serving 21 public schools in Charlotte County. And they are also spread out into private schools, home schools and charter schools, said Riley. The psychologist builds a weekly school schedule at the beginning of the year depending upon the number of schools served and the needs of a particular school,Ž said Riley. Each school has a team of professionals, including the parent, who meet to discuss concerns and develop effective strategies for intervention.Ž Students are often referred to school psychologists for a variety of learning and behavioral problems, which have not been alleviated through other interventions and support. But its the school psychologist „ who are more highly trained in providing mental and behavioral support „ and they are integral in identifying kids who could become violent, according to the FASP. On average, CCPS sees three to four formal threat assessments every year. The smaller DeSoto County School District currently has two psychologists serving “ve schools, according to Superintendent Adrien Cline. Luckily, we have not had many instances where there have been bona-“de threats, however, threat assessments have and will continue to be completed by the school psychologists should threats be made or suspected,Ž said Cline. Cline said as far as he recalled the district has always had one school psychologist for all its students, but he said they have two this year and expect a third next year. FASP numbers, however, indicate there were none last year in DeSoto. Berghauser said schools arent required to track these staff. Sometimes school psychologists do other jobs too and titles may vary, she said. Meanwhile, Sarasota County Schools Director of Pupil Support Services Sonia Figaredo-Alberts said the district currently employs more than 22 full-time school psychologists and also has additional contracts during the year to help with other sorts of evaluations for 15 high schools and middle schools „ along with two dozen elementary schools. Most school psychologists travel between the different schools. But the local school districts stressed all the schools are still served by a school psychologist.Moving forwardAccording to the FASP, getting more school psychologists into schools doesnt need to be costly „ because they can bill Medicaid for mental health services. Additionally, districts across the state are currently losing millions of dollars for chronic absenteeism „ a problem school psychologists are trained to intervene on,Ž states information from the FASP. The current recommended ratio of school psychologists to students has never come close to being met in Florida,Ž said Berghauser. A big reason for that is due to a national shortage of school psychologists, she said. On the average, school psychology salaries are competitive, but some nearby states like Georgia and Virginia pay more. We have lost school psychologists to those states as a result,Ž said Berghauser. But without more of them, the few that are spread across schools are stretched too thin to make their full impact, according to Bouton. What happens to students we couldnt do things for?Ž he said. They go home and theyre suffering.Ž After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by 20-yearold Adam Lanza killed 20 small children in December of 2012 in Connecticut „ the now Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers, Mary Catherine Ricker, wrote a blog post that was reearthed on social media after Stoneman Douglas. It has since been shared thousands of times again. You want to arm me? Good. Then arm me with a school psychologist at my school who has time to do more than test and sit in meetings about testing,Ž Ricker wrote more than “ve years ago. Part of it is just educating that this is going on,Ž Ricker told the Sun Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comSCHOOLFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO FROM NASPThe ratio of students to school psychologists locally and across the state often falls below what is recommended by the National Association of School Psychologists. REASONS FOR VIOLENCEWhat causes someone to punch, kick, stab or fire a gun at someone or oneself? 1) Expression: Some people release anger or frustration through violence. They turn to violence to express out of control emotions. 2) Manipulation: Violence is used as a way to control others or get something they want 3) Retaliation: Violence is used to retaliate against those who have hurt them or someone they care about 4) Violence is a learned behavior: Like all learned behaviors, it can be changed. Though its not easy, there is no single cause of violence and no simple solution. Learn the warning signs of violence and get help when you seen them in friends or yourselfSOURCE: American Psychological Association SIGNS OF VIOLENCESome signs of potential for violence may be historical or unchanged factors like: € A history of violent or aggressive behavior € Young age at first violent incident € Having been a victim of bullying € History of discipline problems or frequent conflicts with authority € Early childhood abuse or neglect € Having witnessed violence at home € Family or parent condones use of violence € A history of cruelty to animals € Having a major mental illness € Being callous or lacking empathy for others € History of vandalism or property damage Other signs of potential violence may be present over time and may escalate or contribute to the risk of violence given a certain event or activity. These might include: € Serious drug or alcohol use € Gang membership or strong desire to be in a gang € Access to or fascination with weapons, especially guns € Trouble controlling feelings like anger € Withdrawal from friends and usual activities € Regularly feeling rejected or alone € Feeling constantly disrespected Some signs of potential violence may be new or active signs. They might look like: € Increased loss of temper € Frequent physical fighting € Increased use of alcohol or drugs € Increased risk-taking behavior € Declining school performance € Acute episode of major mental illness € Planning how to commit acts of violence € Announcing threats or plans for hurting others € Obtaining or carrying a weaponSOURCE: American Psychological Association EXPERIENCE OF A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTThey typically hold a specialist degree or higher with a major in school psychology and are certified by the Florida Department of Education. € Eight universities in Florida offer graduate training programs meeting required criteria € Average salaries in Florida are $65,000 € Salaries start at $41,000 and go up to $110,000 Florida € Total number employed was 1,386 in 2016-2017 in Florida SOURCE: Florida Association of School Psychologists € Academic, behavioral, and mental health supports € Evaluation, assessment, and data analysis € Consultation with teachers and families € Culturally responsive services € Crisis prevention and response FROM PAGE ONE district spokesperson Mike Riley provided the following statement: The District supports the way it is right now.Ž Rep. Mike Grant (R-Port Charlotte) voted in favor of the bill in the House last month. He said Thursday that no one from the school board or county has contacted him on the issue „ one way or the other. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation website, Daylight Saving Time is observed for a few reasons, namely: saving energy, reducing crime, along with saving lives and preventing traf“c injuries. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce does not have a position on this matter,Ž said CCSO Spokesperson Katie Heck when asked for the agencys stance on the Sunshine Protection Act. No matter what time the sun goes down, well still be there for our community,Ž Heck said. Sarasota County Sheriffs Of“ce spokesperson Kaitlyn Perez also said SCSO had no position on the proposed change. And, the Florida Department of Transportation does not have a position on this proposed legislation at this time,Ž said FDOT spokesperson Zachary Burch. According to Grant, the change to year-round Daylight Saving time could bene“t the economy, but he said the issue is of lower priority to him this session than others such as the budget and school safety. A study by JPMorgan Chase Institute two years ago found that changing clocks back in the fall is associated with a drop in spending. However, a staff analysis from the Florida House for the bill showed no “scal impacts on local government, state government or direct economic impact on the private sector. Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota), who was a co-introducer of the Senate bill, said he is optimistic about its passage. The idea has previously been peddled unsuccessfully before in the Legislature, and Steube said he was surprised by how much support it has received this year. The Senates bill was placed on the special order calendar for Monday.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comDAYLIGHTFROM PAGE 1 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL REASONS:€ It saves energy. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun sets one hour later in the evenings, so the need to use electricity for household lighting and appliances is reduced. People tend to spend more time outside in the evenings during Daylight Saving Time, which reduces the need to use electricity in the home. Also, because the sunrise is very early in the morning during the summer months, most people will awake after the sun has already risen, which means they turn on fewer lights in their homes. € It saves lives and prevents traffic injuries. During Daylight Saving Time, more people travel to and from school and work and complete errands during the daylight. € It reduces crime. During Daylight Saving Time, more people are out conducting their affairs during the daylight rather than at night, when more crime occurs. „ SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 Thats not good for the truckers pocketbook or ours. Truck and freight prices now are going up because of this extra regulation. We all must pay for this trucking regulation in the goods we buy. But isnt this a good idea because we got all these tired truckers off the road? There are about 4,000 fatal accidents a year in which a trucker is involved. That is about the same number of truck-involved fatal accidents as 1975 even though twice as many trucks are on the road as 40 years ago. Large truck fatal crashes per vehicle mile traveled have fallen 77 percent in the last 40 years. You have never been safer with big trucks on the road. But what about all the behavior of these truckers who stay on the road too long that this new regulation was designed to prevent? Of the 4,000 yearly fatal accidents with truckers, only 1.4 percent were because of trucker fatigue. Can that be right? Yes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the new e-log requirement will save 26 lives in those 56 accidents caused by fatigue. Lets look at it a slightly different way. The National Safety Council says we have 40,000 fatalities each year on our road. The new regulations save 26 lives. I am all in favor of saving 26 lives, but 40,000 people are killed on our highways for other reasons. What about them? We could save 20,000 lives a year if our roads were as safe as those in Europe. Europeans make urban speeds much lower. Create safer zones for pedestrians and bikers. Have lower tolerance for drunk and texting drivers. Use more roundabouts. Why did we pass regulations that save 26 lives a year instead of using European traf“c planning which would save 20,000 lives a year? We car drivers dont want slower urban speeds, lower tolerance for drunks and texting, more roundabouts or better bike lanes. But we dont mind regulating the other guys „ truckers. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employeeowned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at daviddr@sun-herald. com.DAVIDFROM PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE Ivy Lorraine BuddIvy Lorraine Budd (ne Johnstone), 94, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on February 24, 2018. She was born to the late George and Gwen Johnstone, September 3, 1923 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She married the late Lloyd Alfred Budd in 1946 with whom she celebrated their life together both in Canada and the United States. They enjoyed a wonderful life in Port Charlotte where Ivy worked in Charlotte High School cafeteria and at Bay Front YMCA. Sister to the late George Johnstone, Ivy leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters: Leslie Poling of Brooksville, Florida and Rosalind J Gallaspie of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren (Laurence Gallaspie, Clinton Gallaspie, and Tracy Francisco); 5 greatgrandchildren (Brandon, Abby, Jacob, Tess, and Quinn); one sister, Phyllis Scott of St. Catharines, Ontario and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends. Should you like to remember Ivy, please send donations to Hospice of Cincinnati at 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, or Ohio Living Llanfair at 1701 Llanfair Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Mercy West Hospital, Ohio Living Llanfair and Hospice of Cincinnati for their care and commitment to Ivys comfort. Ivy Lorraine Budd will rest beside her husband Lloyd Alfred Budd in Restlawn Cemetery, Port Charlotte, Florida.Helen DuganHelen Dugan, 82, passed away at her home in Englewood, Florida, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, after a long illness. She was born June 7, 1935, in Madison, Wisconsin to Myrtle and Charles Dean (Harness Horseman Hall of Fame Inductee). Helen had a successful career at Marlboro Hospital in New Jersey where she started as an attendant, graduated from nursing school and ended her career there as the Hospital Administrator. She raised “ve children of her own and several adoptedŽ young adults that claimed her as Mom. Helen always faced life with optimism and a “erce devotion to family. She enjoyed bowling, kayaking, camping, hiking and anything having to do with nature. Helen completed many miles on trails that most would hesitate attempting. After retiring she was an active member of the Englewood Garden Club and worked for several years on getting kids into their summer camp program. Helen will always be in our hearts and will be loved and missed by all who knew her. She is survived by “ve children, Eileen Dugan Polanowski of Englewood, Kathy (Michael) Albert of St. Petersburg, Florida, Vincent (Carol) Dugan of Jackson, New Jersey, Judy White of Manalapan, New Jersey, and Patty Dunn of Newtown, Pennsylvania; sisters, Margaret Mary Cahill and Connie Patterson and was Mom to so many others, especially to Craig Polanowski of Fresno, California, and Jim Neilland of Voorhees, New Jersey; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Dugan Jr.; sister, Dorothy Ann Lamb; and brother, Charles Dean III. Internment with ceremony will be held at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 5265 Placida Road, Englewood.Mary Ellen PowellMary Ellen Powell, 73, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. She was born July 10, 1944, to John and Mildred Baun. Mary Ellen was a manager for a medical of“ce in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Punta Gorda, and the Elks. She enjoyed riding her bike and baking. Mary Ellen will be greatly missed, and is survived by her daughter, Kathy; son, Mike; brothers, Tom (Rose) Kaufman of Texas, Bud (Mary) Warminster of Pennsylvania, Tony of Lake Wales, Florida, Milt (Bev) and Nick (Pat) both of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Jacqueline Baum D.P. of Columbus, Ohio and Kathy Keely of Fort Myers, Florida; six grandchildren; and “ve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James; and brother, Ron. A service to celebrate Mary Ellens life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society Relay of Life in her memory. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral.Stephanie J. ToczekStephanie J. Toczek, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at Harbour Health Center, Port Charlotte. She was born October 10, 1925 in Ware, Massachusetts. Stephanie moved to North Port, Florida in 1999 from Detroit, Michigan with her late, husband John S. Toczek who died in 2011. She is survived by a niece, Pamela Zagorski a nephew, John Zagorski; and her good friend, Carol Dean of North Port, FL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, March 9, 2018 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Florida. Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.NORTH PORT Raymond B. WillisRaymond B. Willis, 92, of North Port, Florida, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 and received a Purple Heart. He retired from the USPS as letter carrier. He is survived by beloved wife, Barbara Willis; four children, Kevin Willis (Maryann), Kenneth Russell (Jamie), Bernard (Betty) Russell, and Lauren (Chris) Knowles; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Thanks to Farley Funeral Home for everything they have done. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.Lorraine M. McIntoshLorraine M. McIntosh, 86, of New Baltimore, Michigan, and North Port, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. She was born on March 19, 1931. Beloved wife of the late Peter, dear mother of Gordon (Irene), Shelley Hiller and Vonnet (Sam) Holdsworth, loving grandmother of Amanda (Pat) McSherry, Raena (Carl) Swanson, Stacey (Doug) Price, Brett (Alicia) Hiller, Dr. Ashley Holdsworth and Vaughn Holdsworth; and great-grandmother of Ian, Nora, Kaylee, Mariah, Brendon, Brodey and Bryce. Lorraine will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Arrangements are by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, Michigan.ENGLEWOODThere were no deaths reported in Englewood Saturday. DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Saturday. OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. An abbreviated death notice can be published for $30. 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. For Sunday through Monday publication deadline is 3p.m. Friday. In Loving Memories must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Friday publication. For Saturday through Monday publication deadline is noon on Friday. The American ag accompanying an obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please send emails to Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. ENGLEWOOD „ Lemon Bay students will give a shout out for poetry Tuesday. Summer was your childhoods champion season,Ž Er yka Extejt read from the opening line of her poem entitled Englewood.Ž The poem quickly tumbles in an intensive cascade of emotions. Extejt, a 17-year-old junior, said, I hope when I am done, (the audience) feels speechless. I want them to be silent, taking it in.Ž Justin Rotolo, a 15-year-old freshman, looks forward to sharing his poem, My Youth,Ž with an audience for the “rst time. He likes to write, but much of what he writes remains private. His poem is a cautionary reminder not to lose sight of whats really important in life. Im hoping it sparks a change in the audience,Ž he said. Extejt, Rotolo and more than 20 other students will perform original poems and compete in the “fth-annual Shout Out to Lemon Bay poetry slam 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the schools Black Box theater. The event is free. Its really interesting,Ž Extejt said, encouraging the public to come. You really dont see a lot things like this, not like a normal show. Its very audienceinvolved,Ž Extejt said. Its a great experience and everyone does amazing work.Ž Five years ago, teachers Jennifer Sloan, Kathy Roach, Bonnie Powell and Dorothy Moore attended a workshop where they brought back to Lemon Bay the idea of staging poetry slams. Slams are not traditional poetry recitals. A poetry slam is a hybrid between poetry, storytelling and performance art. The slams are competitive performances in which the poets “nd themselves scored on a point system, according to the Poetry Foundation website, Poetry slams originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. The “rst National Poetry Slam was held in 1990. The Lemon Bay participants will be judged: € Volume. How well the participants read, so the audience can hear their poems clearly, follow and digest the words from beginning to end. € Speed. How fast or slow a poem is read, whether words stumble over each other like the surf in a hurricane or drag along like a snail on a Sunday stroll. € Voice in”ection and clarity. Readers are to avoid monotones that can bore an audience into yawns or reading too infused with in”ection that can spark tones of insincerity. € Eye contact, posture and presence. Engaging the audience with an attentiveness through eye contact and gestures „ but not to be overdone. € Evidence of tone and understanding. Punctuating the reading so that the audience recognizes the poets have clear understandings of what emotions are being expressed through their words. The winning poet will receive a $100, the runner-up $50, and there are $25 gift cards for two random winners. The Lemon Bay Shout Out is only possible with the help of its sponsors and donors. Major sponsors this year include Mamas Italian restaurant, B-Hipp Education and Suncoast Credit Union grants, Edward Jones, Galloway Roo“ng, Gulf Coast Auto Salvage, Scaryendings. com and the Suncoast Writers Guild.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comLemon Bay students slamming their poetry By STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER 5TH ANNUAL SHOUT OUT AT THE BAY POETRY SLAMLemon Bay High School students will perform their work 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Black Box theater at Lemon Bay High School, 2201 Placida Road. The event is free. For information, call 941-474-7702 or visit www.lemonbayhigh. com/shoutout.html. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTFree assets in our schools More security needed in schools Way of life must change Use tax funds for overpass at park Work together to nd solutions President should y to the rescue Harden schools, hire armed guards Bill Akins has this voteEditor: Why not tap into one of Americas greatly unused resources? Retired seniors like myself. We volunteer for about everything from ringing the bells at Salvation Army kettles, Civil Air Patrol, police volunteers, to patrolling the harbor in our boats. Seniors trained to assist security at our schools armed or unarmed. In Florida if it was set up correctly our schools would have thousands of people like myself who would volunteer for at least part of a day each week. I think driving away after a day at one of our schools that I helped in some way to create a safe learning enviro nmentŽ would be a very rewarding and pleasant trip home. Even in the autumn of our years, we like to feel needed and I think we could be trained to became valuable and freeŽ assets to our school systems.Donnis Bergman Punta GordaEditor: We must improve safety and security in all of our schools. The way I see it is to implement a security department within each of our schools while they are occupied consisting of the following. A minimum of two trained armed guards within their own security of“ce with a monitoring system of each door, classroom, of“ce, auditorium, cafeteria, library, etc., through the use of cameras. The use of metal detectors and/or searching of backpacks on a daily basis is mandatory in order to keep weapons of any kind out of our schools. The security of“ce would also give students and staff a place to report any suspicious activity of persons which could be addressed by the security personnel for followup and or reporting to higher authorities for investigation if required. Because of the society we live in today this is what it is going to take to help prevent massacres of Editor: I am all for gun control. But this is only part of the equation. Our whole way of life and living has to change. Murder, mayhem and brutality and guns can not be a 24/7 diet or a fun thing to portray by movies, TV and news media. It is totally destructive for upcoming generations who dwell on this garbage.Rick Segitz Punta GordaEditor: Why cant there be a pedestrian overpass, wheelchair accessible, built by the Charlottes Sports Park with a traffic light and a right lane entering the park from the west? That would avoid all the chaos happening with people crossing the street and holding up traffic for miles. On Feb. 26, I counted four policemen directing traffic and all the cop cars there with their blinking lights on. Why? Please consider an overpass. I would not mind using my tax dollars for that project. One more thing. Use my tax dollars to close up all the islands. Make it all left turns. There are too many accidents and road rageŽ incidents that happen in these islands. Please Charlotte County, do something. My heart is in my mouth every time I go across these islands. If there is anyone agreeing with me, please write to the commissioners to get these projects to at least be on the table. One person will not make the difference. Maryann Selvaggi Port Charlotteour students and staff like the recent Parkland tragedy and must be implemented as soon as possible. Find the funding and implement this now. While politicians and lawmakers struggle with improving gun laws this is one immediate protection step to implement for the safety of all of our school systems. Lets face it, the guns are out there and will always be out there regardless of what laws are changed. Please pass this on to lawmakers in order to make this happen.Bruce Benardo Sr. EnglewoodEditor: Ive been thinking about the news surrounding the school shooting that happened here in Florida. This tragedy happened just a mere three hours from my home, punching many Florida students, mine included, right in the reality gut. Its time „ no, its past time „ that real conversations take place, and that they keep taking place. Our kids have gone through much of their lives living with the knowledge of school shootings, how is this OK with anyone? They have waited long enough, and now are speaking up for themselves, because they dont feel like anyone else is. Conversations need to happen. Its not just about gun control, mental illness, or school safety issues or any one thing in general. Its a culmination of issues and how our society has changed, and how we value the sanctity of life, respect for others and many other things that seem to have been lost. Many arent being taught these values and have so many more things in”uencing them causing confusion. The most important contribution to “nding a solution to this never happening again needs to come from a combination of cultural change and implemented regulations that will make us all safer, whether at a concert, airport, church or a school setting. With so much technology available today, Im certain we can “nd a viable solution. So lets stop pointing the almighty “nger at the problems and looking to blame something or someone. Lets work together to “nd a solution to end these tragedies.Kathleen Lindback Port CharlotteEditor: It seems that Mr. Trump has stumbled upon a solution to the school shooting problem. I propose that the next time there is a shooting on a school campus, Trump immediately turns off Fox News, hops on Air Force One, ”ies to the site and immediately runs into the building unarmed and confronts the shooter. We know he would do this because he said he would and he never lies. We know the shooter would happily relinquish his weapon because Trump is the greatest negotiator in the history of the world.Johnny Thomas Port CharlotteEditor: My hat is tipped to the writer who called out the Rotonda West tag team duo who repeatedly refer to POTUS as a moronŽ and regularly use ad hominem attacks in their monthly missles. They certainly do challenge decorum. Bravo, madam! Secondly, I would like to comment on the controversy regarding the protection of our students while attending school. I am hard-pressed to defend AR-15-type rifles except to observe they look macho. However, if declared illegal, it would likely take 30 years to clear our population of these weapons and our mentally ill killers would soon default to hand guns which each year kill multiples more people in the U.S. than semi-automatic rifles anyway. Any constitutional supporter should realize that once the left observe that killers have shifted from AR-15s to handguns they would then demand that handguns be banned as well. Lastly shotguns. Instead, let us harden our school entrances as practical and place armed volunteer ex-military and former police into schools. Twenty hours per month maximum. Teachers and other staff who are willing, capable and fully trained can conceal carry to serve as a last line of defense. No one should be forced in any manner to conceal carry. Short these measures, this senseless killing in our schools will continue and further divide our people.Carl A. Hansen Punta GordaEditor: Well, well. Look at all the new people “ling for the congressional vacancy left by Tom Rooney. These Johnny-come-latelies did not have the backbone to try to unseat the incumbent. Bill Akins did “le before Rooney declared his wish to not run again. This shows me that Akins has the courage it takes to be a great congressman to actually represent us in Washington. The others, for the most part, are career politicians. Bill is his own man, not beholden to any special interest groups. He has my vote.Henry Reposa Port CharlottePsychologists can detect signs of potential violenceOUR POSITION: While lawmakers, school personnel, parents and other stakeholders kick around ideas to stop school violence, the need for more psychologists and counselors cant be ignored. More often than perhaps anyone knows, a school psychologist or guidance counselor has rescued a student from despair or depression that could have pushed them off the edge. Trying to discern how many lives have been turned around by an alert professional trained to notice red ”ags in a students performance and personality is nearly impossible. There are no charts to tell us how many Nikolas Cruzes were stopped by a school psychologist or counselor. But one thing is almost certain. If we had more psychologists and counselors in schools, the chances of nipping a violent encounter in the bud would be greater. The search for answers „ and the “nger-pointing „ is rampant in the aftermath of the massacre in Parkland, where Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As the Florida Legislature prepares to end its 2018 session, lawmakers are struggling to show concern by passing some sort of school safety or gun control legislation while victims, parents and school of“cials cry out for answers. Everyone has a theory. Stop selling assault ri”es. Pay for more mental health treatment for people like Cruz. Harden the schools. Hire more armed guards at schools. Give teachers guns. All those ideas have some merit and maybe could make a difference. But, we believe, one of the cheapest ideas is to catch a killer before he or she decides to kill. And that could very well happen if professional psychologists make early contact with young people whose lives teeter on futility. The Florida Association of School Psychologists recommends one professional for every 500700 students. While that number could be a little self-serving, the current ratios in Florida schools are surely not adequate „ with one psychologist for every 2,032 students in the 2016-17 school year. School psychologists are shared by as many as four schools. They spend part of their day driving back and forth for counseling sessions and interviews with students and sometimes parents. It is a burdensome and inef“cient program. Most school psychologists are overwhelmed by the challenge. If FASPs numbers are to be believed, and there is no reason to suggest otherwise, one of every “ve children will demonstrate some type of mental or behavioral health concern warranting intervention,Ž according to a story on the Suns front page today. Using that criteria, it would mean at least 3,000 students in Charlotte County, for example, are in need of intervention. Thats a big number for nine psychologists to tackle. Of course, there is no guarantee the screening process and tools psychologists use will uncover the next Nikolas Cruz. But there is a far greater opportunity to red ”ag a troubled student through those methods and personal contact with a trained professional. The average annual salary for a school psychologists in Florida is $65,000. Using Charlotte County as an example, again, if you double the staff here that is about an extra $600,000 a year, plus bene“ts. We believe thats a good investment in the multi-pronged approach to making our schools safer.


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 Some good ideas about gun control came out of the Legislature last week. Arming teachers isnt one of them, though. The proposal in the House Appropriations Committee to spend $400 million and put resource of“cers in every school, beef up mental health treatment, and reinforce buildings to make them safer „ all good. As always when guns are involved though, lawmakers go a step too far. In this case, Republicans pushed through by a party-line vote the school marshal program championed by Rep. Jose Oliva that would authorize designated teachers to have and, if necessary, use “rearms. Yes, it still has to reach the governors desk and even then would still be up to individual school districts to decide if they want to implement the plan. Even so, its bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Thats not just me saying this. Students, parents and teachers who lived through the horror of the Parkland massacre pleaded, cried and did their best to convince the committee that the proposal was whacked and would only make a horrible situation worse. Gov. Rick Scott says its a bad idea. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio opposes this. No matter. The Republican Ri”e Association „ oops, I mean Republican representatives in the Legislature „ will always err on the side of more guns. The irony, of course, is that the NRA Grand Dame herself, Marion Hammer, lobbied to defeat the bill because it also includes a measure that would push the minimum age to buy a gun to 21. She called it an attack on the Second Amendment. No, Marion ƒ what happened in Parkland is an attack. Shooting 17 people to death with a high-powered weapon is an attack on the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A few mild restrictions on who can own a gun like that is not an attack. With that in mind, its not like Hammers legislative lapdogs voted to ban the sale of assault-style weapons or anything. The committee vote to introduce more guns into public schools it shows the basic belief of those who voted in favor that only a good guy with a gun ƒ blah, blah and furthermore, blah. Lets look a little closer at that, shall we? In a situation like last week, an armed teacher would have been expected to be controlled and cool amid chaos „ scrambling, screaming, terri“ed students, the echo of gun“re from the killer and fallen bodies. Would the marshal be expected to head into the hallways and track the shooter, or just stay in the classroom and protect students there? And what if police do arrive on the scene and see a teacher moving through the corridors with a weapon? Even if they dont just shoot the teacher “rst, there would be more wasted time trying to prove that this is the good guy. How they could vote for this idiotic proposal after hearing from those who experienced the Parkland horror beg them not to take that step is sad „ but not surprising. It does set up a potential test for Rick Scott. If this idea of arming teachers works its way through the process and becomes law, Scott could still veto it „ and boy, wouldnt that bring an interesting twist to his assumed-candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Thats getting ahead of things, though. Like I said up top, some good ideas came out of Tuesdays discussion in the appropriations committee, and much of what was proposed makes sense and should become law. But arming teachers? Horrible idea. But when it comes to the expansion of guns into everyday life, that never seems to matter. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune, where he covered sports, politics and city government. The column moved on website teachers is bad, bad „ yes, bad „ idea Joe Henderson LETTERS TO THE EDITORCara Reynolds for School Board Evangelicals dance with devil Cant make law to stop evilEditor: In the Jan. 31 article, Two candidates eye School Board seat,Ž candidate Geri Waksler says, the School Boards goal, their mission is to run the business of the district.Ž Ms. Waksler further states that because of her business administration degree she has unique quali“cations and the ability to make an impact on the board from day one.Ž Id like to make important corrections. School boards have general powers and speci“c duties and responsibilities „ not goals/ missions „ which are stated in policy and statutes. Those explicitly state that the school boards primary duty is to establish policies and that the primary duty of the superintendent is to administer such policies. Its critical that school boards clearly understand their function and allow the superintendent to do his/her job. The School Board does not run the business of the district,Ž as Ms. Waksler naively asserts. Florida is rife with examples of dysfunctional school boards that thought the very same thing while usurping the power and duty of the superintendent. I am supporting School Board candidate Cara Reynolds. She is unique in her quali“cations with her strong education background and she has the ability to affect the board from day one. After having been a Charlotte County School Board member for 16 years, I know the value of having a balanced, diverse board. Currently the board is composed only of business people. Ms. Reynolds will help bring this needed balance to the board with her extensive classroom and educational experience.Barbara Rendell North PortEditor: Lets see, hes had extramarital affairs, he supported a pederast for U.S. senator, boasted about grabbing and kissing women, has emboldened neo-Nazis and white supremacists, does not attend church, swears a lot, lies a lot, is an expert name-caller, is a New York landlord (although they object), threatens nuclear war, etc. If you are an evangelical, whats not to like? After all, if God had not ordained Trump to be president then he would still be a NYC landlord, right? Hate the sin, love the sinner, sure. But who wants an unrepentant sinner for president or, for that matter, a son-in-law? I can see evangelicals liking Jimmy Carter but its a fair distance across the swamp from Carter to Trump. Some evangelicals argue that they made the sacri“ce (voted for Trump) to advance the evangelical agenda to move America onto a new and more spiritual path. Obviously, the evangelical leadership has new core attitude, the means justi“es the end.Ž The exact rationale the serpent used to tempt Eve. Try explaining that astonishing contradiction to young people looking for a more spiritual life. Prophecies: The median age of evangelicals is going to skyrocket, denial will be the new evangelical virtue. Amen to that,Ž said the devil.Mike Deignan Punta GordaEditor: A writer recently stated in his letter, It is time to raise the age to purchase long or hand guns to 21 years of age and require the use of long guns or handguns for those under the age of 21 years of age to be under the direct supervision of an adult over the age of 21.Ž So does that mean a person entering the military at age 17 to 21 should not have a gun? Many 18to 21-year-olds are or have served in the military in combat situations, Iraq or Afghanistan. These persons are trained professionals on weapons, saying age 21 and above for a weapon makes no sense, especially if you are OK with our sons and daughters going off to war who are under the age of 21. There is no law that will stop a person who chooses to do harm to others. You cannot make a law to stop evil. You have your freedoms because of those who choose to serve our country in the military.Margaret Gentile EnglewoodId like to tell a story. I was not always a pro-gun advocate. I was born in northern Illinois and lived there until the age of 10. As a child, I was taught that guns were bad and only criminals had them. I was just a kid, so I listened to my parents and believe them when they told me this. As I grew older, I never had an interest in guns. I never used or „ God forbid „ owned one. There was no need. I didnt hunt, I wasnt in law enforcement, and I surely wasnt a criminal. Actually, just the sight of one usually made me rather uncomfortable. Fast forward to my early 30s. I was recently divorced and a single mother living in Memphis. I had discovered the world of social media, MySpace back then. I was meeting people with the same likes and interests as me. I made friends with a man and we had great conversations; however, he was nearly 30 years my senior. While I enjoyed his online company, I was not interested in a romantic relationship with him. I let him know this from the start of our friendship. We agreed to meet at a local coffee shop to chat in person. We exchanged phone numbers in case I got lost on the way. (There were no smart phones or GPS yet.) We met for coffee and it was just OK. I liked communicating with him online better. At this meeting, I reiterated that I was only interested in a platonic friendship and I thought he understood. I was wrong. Within the next couple days, unexpected gifts started showing up on my door. Keep in mind I did not tell this guy where I lived „ I didnt want him to know where I lived. I let him know online that I was really creeped out that he just started showing up at my house. I told him that I was not comfortable with that and asked him to back off. That didnt work either. This only encouraged him to try to impress me even harder. I told him I didnt want any more gifts, so he attempted to shower me with more elaborate ones. Then he informed me that he planned a weekend getaway for us in New Orleans. At this point, I started to freak out. I ignored his message requests and cut off all communication with him. I would like to say it ended there, but it did not. One morning I was sitting in my car about to start it and head to work when I saw a vehicle pull in my driveway behind my vehicle. It was him. On the edge of panic, I folded myself up as small as I could and threw myself to the front seat ”oor. Imagine me hiding underneath the steering wheel by the pedals. I was scared to death. He walked past my car to the front door and knocked repeatedly, each knock getting louder and louder. He hollered my name several times and then it all stopped. I stayed huddled on the ”oorboard just listening, hoping maybe he was gone. Then he opened my cars driver-side door. I was trapped. I had no idea what his intentions were. He could have easily grabbed me and dragged me into my house to rape me. Believe me when I tell you that I was fearful for my life. My dad had given me a switchblade knife when I was 20 years old. He told me to always keep it on me and to use it if I ever needed to. That was the day I did. I crawled out of the car with the knife in my hand and warned him to back away. He seemed really confused that I was reacting this way, but after a few moments he did comply. Unknown to me at the time was the fact that this six-foot-tall man could have easily disarmed me. He was within arms reach and much stronger than me. He could have taken my knife and used it against me at any time. A phone call to the local police department produced nothing. They asked if he had hurt me. When I said he hadnt, they told me to call them back when he hurt me. That was when I decided that was not going to happen. A good friend of mine offered to take me to the range and teach me how to shoot a gun. I was very nervous but agreed to it. To my surprise, I enjoyed it. I found it to be very empowering. Once I had some general knowledge on “rearm safety and basic functions, I began going to the gun range more often, each time becoming more con“dent and comfortable. I now legally carry a gun with me every day and everywhere I can legally go with it. I feel much safer knowing that I choose to not be a victim. I can do everything in my power to protect myself and my loved ones „ and I will. I would even do everything in my power to protect you in a life-threatening situation. I told this story because I want everyone to understand why I have my stance on guns. You may not agree with me and thats OK. I want my readers to understand that I once stood on the other side of the fence. And I can certainly sympathize with those who do not agree with my right to own and carry guns. All I ask is that you become educated before passing judgment. Jennifer Malone grew up in the Charlotte County area and is an NRA-certi“ed pistol instructor and range safety of“cer. Contact her through J&J One Stop Gun Shop in Port Charlotte.One womans view: How I became a gun advocate Jennifer Malone VIEWPOINT adno=54529544 STARTING AT $24,300!! 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 FAMILY ALBUMMandi Roughton and Thomas Crews The parents of Mandi Roughton of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Thomas Crews also from Port Charlotte, Florida, announced that the couple are engaged to be married. Mandi is the daughter of Jeff and Fay Roughton, owners of Jeffs Auto Sales & Service in Port Charlotte. She is a 2011 graduate of Port Charlotte High School, and graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Event Management. Mandi is the Sales & Finance manager at Jeffs Auto Sales & Service and the owner of Amanda Lee Events. Thomas is the son of Diane Crews of Port Charlotte and Tom Crews also of Port Charlotte. He is a 2010 graduate of Port Charlotte High School. Thomas is a Sr. Airman in the United States Air Force Reserves and employed by United Parcel Service. The wedding is planned for August 18, 2018, in Punta Gorda. The couple will reside in Port Charlotte.FAMILY ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENTSBirth announcements Birthdays Anniversaries Engagements Weddings Family reunions€ € €Commemorate your familys milestones and share the joy with the community. Call 941-206-1028, or email to inquire about rates. Cant find it anywhere?Dont give up … check the Classifieds! LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS BIRTHDAYS Happy 18th birthday to Chris Naskale on his special day, Feb. 28. Happy 8th birthday to Alexis Rose Sollerberger on her special day, March 4. Happy 16th birthday to Mathew Haynicz on his speical day, March 6. Happy 8th birthday to Bryce Matthew Morse on his special day, March 1. CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in Sundays Sun we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at Deadline is noon We dnesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate yo u, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Todd Nicholas Kessler of Englewood, and Carol Ann Leggett of Englewood € Gina Marie Pucci of Punta Gorda, of Donald Joseph Criola of Punta Gorda € Sirena Jeanne Piner of Port Charlotte, and Gerami Daniel Wilhite of Port Charlotte € Christopher Charles Christman of Port Charlotte, and Laura Jayne Mather of Standish, United Kingdom € Angela Beatriz Adamson of Port Charlotte, of Matthew Larry Piloto of Port Charlotte € Danielle Peeler of Port Charlotte, and Matthew Joseph Corcoran of Port Charlotte € Steven Daniel Zajac of Port Charlotte, and Glenda Jean Ursal Romano of Port Charlotte € Anderson Privat of Punta Gorda, and Mailey Lucien of Punta Gorda € Ann Marie Roberts of Punta Gorda, and Bruce August Saulnier of Punta Gorda € Candace Renee Price of Punta Gorda, and Andrew Tyler Roberts of Punta Gorda € Darlene Exceus of Port Charlotte, and Mikenson Lavaud of Port Charlotte € David Antini of Englewood, and Jennifer Ann Peterson of Englewood € Edward Marinelli of Port Charlotte, and Nancy Pacheco of Port Charlotte € Azieb Tesfamariam Kidane of Port Charlotte, and Robert Weldon Hunsberger of Port Charlotte € Robert Austin Andreu of Arcadia, and Stephine Michelle Meadows of Arcadia € Claudia Maria Zak of Stony Brook, N.Y., and Blake Arnold Benz of Stony Brook, N.Y. € Brandon William Rubel of Belmont, Ohio, and Taylor Nicole Pfalzgraf of Belmont, Ohio € Devan Anil Naranji of Port Charlotte, and Aditi Patel of Burlington, Canada € Taylor Blair Coleman of Statesville, N.C., and Alexander Daulton Woods, of Statesville, N.C. € Donald John Butch of Lilly, Pa., and Alcira Manuela Silveira of Penn Laird, Va. € Jeffrey Brian Logan of Connersville, Ind., and Belinda Gayle Brewer of Connersville, Ind. € Michael Joel Sohn of Englewood, and Jacqueline Cino of Englewood € Muaaz Ali Rana of Port Charlotte, and Anyssa Janette Nichols of Port Charlotte € Lyn Leilanie Caparas of Punta Gorda, and Paul John Murphy of Port Charlotte € Philip Joseph Smith of Port Charlotte, and Grecelle Leonardo Banaag of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorces€ David T. Bass v. Anita Bass € Diane M. Cain v. Keith Cain € Kellie Guarino-Ward v. Jake Ward € Scarlett Jackson v. Marcus Jackson € Leslie Jones v. Anthony Jones € Tammy L. Kelsey v. Donald Kelsey € Deborah K.C. Keskula v. Donald H. Keskula € Molly J. Khork v. Phillip R. Khork € George Albert Lepage v. Paulette Cecile Lepage € Sebrina Norton v. Brian Norton € Ted R. Payne v. Leah Lynn Payne € Kelly Salmen v. Nicholas Salmen € Susan Stamp v. John Stamp € Christian P. Toranzo-Morgan v. Catherine E. Toranzo-Morgan € Lisa Marie Williams Paolilli v. Stephen Herbert Paolilli WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners Feb. 25: Round 1: 1-Harriet Ratynski, Mickey Mullaney; 2-Nancy N.J. Anderson, Joey Siracusa. Round 2: 1-Marion Goodman, Will Blythe; 2-George Stern, III; Mickey Mullaney; 3-Fran Smith, Fern Tropea.American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners Feb. 26: David Cain, 4730; Bucky Jacques, 4360; Dianne Kidneigh, 4220; Jean Finks, 4210.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners Feb. 24: Barbara Allore 8340, Trudy Riley 6850, Jay Oberlander 5920, Virginia Clayton 4430.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners Feb. 22 (a.m.): 1-Dick Locker, Carol Campbell; 2-Rick Lamanna, Janet Proudfoot; 3-Linda Vince, Jessica Jenks. Feb. 22 (p.m.): (N/S) 1-Leslie Clugston, Fred Andreas; 2-Bill Vigneault, Diana Prince; 3-George Betts, Bob Rancourt. (E/W) 1-Pat Betts, Steve Nick; 2-K.J. Prosuch, Nancy Sennema; 3-Jim and Judy Stirling. Feb. 27: (N/S) 1-Chuck May, Phyllis Morgan; 2-Akemi and Art Odamura; 3-Marilyn Li, Randy Wentworth. (E/W) 1-Michael Breen, Bonnie Elliott; 2-Bill Vigneault, Warren Prince; 3-Nancy Sennema, Roger Papineau. € Mahjong winners Feb. 22: Table 1: Bea Oram, Doris Marlin; Table 2: Gina Adamo, Linda Chappell; Table 3: Irene Roach, Bev Levy; Table 4: Evelyn Kalmaer, Emily Hughes. Feb. 27: Table 1: Bea Oram, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Linda Chappell, Carole Drake; Table 3: Barbara Bennett; Table 4: Carol Berntsson, Helen Noll; Table 5: Lucy Plant, Brenda Merran; Table 6: Emily Hughes. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Feb. 28: Flo Ippolito, 18; Marilyn Gaudreau, 16; John McPherson, 15; Roland Cull, 15; Jimmy Jaynes, 15; Tom Fiorini, 15.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners Feb. 27: 1-Eight Shades of Grey, $122; 2Scorpions, $40.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners Feb. 23: Judith Howell, 249; Liane Riley, 178, 169. € Duplicate Bridge winners Feb. 28: 1-Jackie and Bob Whitaker; 2Emma May Goddard, Jan Savino.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Feb. 28: Linda Boczylo, 1599; Jan Howard, 1583; Frank Lalli, 1519; Rita Harkey, 1480. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Feb. 23 : Joanne Proffitt, 1570; Don eagleston, 1473; Mike Malanowski, 1404; Judy Boulanger, 1384. € Party Bridge winners Feb. 26: Georgia Kleenman, 5160; Bev Sandy, 4300; Marla Johenson, 4220; Bill Marsh, 3010.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Feb. 28: 1-Gerrie McGee; 2-Linda Bellmore. € Partners Bridge winners Feb. 28: 1-Dave Baker, Norma Block; 2-Colette Dowdell, Linda Bellmore.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners Feb. 22 : Larry Barrett, 80; George Applebee, 74; Fred Walls, 74; Randy Powell, 73; Diane Walls, 72; Jim Knott, 72; Tony Rottenbucher, 70.PGI€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners Feb. 21: 1-Tom Ohlgart, Goran Hanson; 2-Barbara and Clifford Reitz; 3-Margo Kalmus, Mary Lynn Tahaney. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS FORT MYERS „ Yariel Diaz hit two home runs, including a game-winning, walk-off two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to give the Cypress Lake High School baseball team a wild 13-11 victory Friday against Port Charlotte in a District 6A-11 contest that had a controversial ending. The Pirates led 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh when Tate McMenany singled with one out and then stole second following a strikeout. With Darren Tobias up, McMenany stole third, hitting Pirates third baseman Damian Ashley in the head in the process, knocking him for a loop with the ball on the ground. Despite this, it was still a live ball, so McMenany scored to tie the game, much to the displeasure of the Pirates, who felt the slide was a dirty play. After Tobias walked, Diaz, who scored three times and drove in “ve runs, hit the walk-off homer into center “eld off Will Hepner, the third Pirates pitcher on the night. The Pirates remain winless on the year at 0-7, 0-4 in district play, but showed a lot of fortitude just days after the Panthers mercy-ruled them at home by rallying from a 9-5 de“cit to take an 11-10 lead in the top of the sixth. Port Charlotte scored three in both the “fth and sixth innings. A Jordan Delcolle sac ”y and a tworun single from Ashley got the Pirates to within 9-8 in the top of the “fth. A Diaz sac ”y gave the Panthers a 10-8 lead after “ve. Port Charlotte rallied in the sixth to take the lead on a wild pitch and RBI doubles from Scotty McLean and Delcolle. The Pirates scored three in the “rst, only to have the Panthers respond with three of their own, then three more in the second to take a 6-3 lead. After Port Charlotte cut the lead to 6-5, Cypress Lake upped the lead to 9-5 on a solo homer from Janmikell Bastardo and a two-run shot from Diaz. Of the Pirates 11 hits, eight were for doubles. The Pirates were also bene“ciaries of “ve Cypress Lake errors and eight walks, but also stranded 12 runners. McMenany went 3-for5 and scored four times for Cypress Lake (4-1, 2-0). Janmikell Bastardo also homered and scored twice. Jose Gil pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win in relief. McLean, Ashley, and Zach Koerick each had two doubles. McLean also scored four and drove in another in a game that went well over three hours. Hunter Wilder drove in three. CYPRESS LAKE 13, PORT CHARLOTTE 11Port Charlotte 300 233 0 … 11 11 2 Cypress Lake 330 310 3 … 13 11 5 Tyler Zylstra, Zach Koerick (1), Will Hepner (6) and Eric Morales, Adam Cope, Owen Canales (4), Jestin Jones (5), Jose Gil (7), and Yariel Diaz. WP: Gil (1-0) LP: Hepner (0-2). Top hitters: Diaz (CL) 2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, Tate McMenany 3-5, 4 runs. Rec. Port Charlotte 0-7, 0-4, Cypress Lake 4-1, 2-0.Cypress Lake walks off on Port CharlotteBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT Port Charlottes Mitchell Derocher sprints to rst during Fridays game at Cypress Lake.SUN PHOTOS BY KAT GODINAPort Charlottes Mitchell Derocher connects with a pitch during Fridays game at Cypress Lake. Port Charlottes Eric Morales tags out Cypress Lakes Mason Walker before he can touch home plate during Fridays game. Port Charlottes Scotty McLean throws to home for the out during Fridays game against Cypress Lake. Port Charlottes Zach Koerick pitches during Fridays game against Cypress Lake. BASEBALL: Cypress Lake 13, Port Charlotte 11Several teams from around the area took part in this weeks Lady Tarpon Invitational track meet at Charlotte High School. Sun photographer Jennifer Bruno was there and shared some of her best shots of the action. „ Staff ReportCharlotte hosts Lady Tarpon Invite SUN PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BRUNO Charlottes Eunice Noel comes in rst place in her heat during the preliminary 100 meter hurdles. North Ports Emily Idoyaga takes o with the baton after the hando from her teammate, during the relay held during the Lady Tarpons Invitational. At right: North Ports Autumn Coyle competes in the triple jump held during the Lady Tarpons Invitational held in Punta Gorda. North Ports Alexis Francavilla sticks her landing during the triple jump at the Lady Tarpon Invitational. Charlottes Alexa Roughton hands o the baton to Mackenzie Flowers to begin the second leg of a relay race during this weeks Lady Tarpon Invitational. TRACK AND FIELD: Lady Tarpon Invitational


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Page 12 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSPUNTA GORDA „ Despite allegedly being passed over for promotions, a 2014 performance evaluation for a former female Punta Gorda police of“cer indicates she was polite and professionalŽ and a passionate performer.Ž The city of Punta Gorda reached a severance agreement for $102,500 with former police of“cer, Bonnie Sills Buckelew, settling a discrimination charge “led with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agreement was signed by Philip Wickstrom, the citys Human Resource Manager on Jan. 31, and City Manager Howard Kunik a day later. The settlement is less than half of what Buckelew was initially seeking „ $250,000. According to a 2014 performance evaluation, Buckelew „ a detective at the time „ received generally high marks in all testable categories. In the review „ according to emails and personnel records obtained by the Sun „ she was described as a self starterŽ, polite and professionalŽ, displays good work habitsŽ, a passionate performerŽ, and always on-time or early to meetings.Ž I always performed my assigned duties in a professional manner and was very well quali“ed for my position. I always received good to very good performance reviews and was near the top in almost all of“cer testing used for promotions,Ž Buckelew said, according to the charge of discrimination document. However, since beginning my employment, I have been subjected to gender discrimination. I have been denied promotions where I was objectively most quali“ed in favor of under-quali“ed male colleagues who tested far lower than me,Ž the documents adds. Of the 34 sworn of“cers currently on staff at Punta Gorda Police Department, 11 percent (three) are female, while nearly 7 percent (two) are in leadership roles, including Police Chief Pam Davis. Since 2015, the department has issued 10 promotions, but just one to a female „ former PGPD of“cer Katie Heck, who was promoted in 2015 to interim lieutenant. The performance evaluation also mentioned that Buckelew would at times clash with other employees and is working on team cohesion.Ž That same year, Buckelew was the subject of an internal affairs investigation for alleged use of vulgar language towards a citizen while off-duty at a Publix in North Port. The case was later closed. After some con”icts with colleagues in 2012, a performance improvement plan encouraged Buckelew to mend relationships,Ž act professionally,Ž and embrace the team player philosophy.Ž In response, Buckelew said, Although, I do not agree with the ratings of relationships with others, I will continue to strive to improve and meet expectations.Ž Attorney: claims are weakAn attorney representing Punta Gorda in the gender discrimination claim brought by Buckelew called the allegations weakŽ and of low value.Ž Buckelew, 45, contends she has been subjected to gender discrimination and denied promotional opportunities at Punta Gorda Police Department despite being the most quali“ed candidate for the position, documents indicate. She also alleges she has been targeted for discipline and termination under the guise of policy violations,Ž while male counterparts dont suffer the same repercussions for breaking procedure. Our initial investigation indicated that her claims were weak, especially the failure to promote claims. There were also questions regarding the timeliness of her discipline claims. As such, we gave a low value to the claim,Ž said David Miller, an attorney at Bryant Miller Olive, in a email sent Feb. 1. The law “rm was retained by the citys insurer, Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust (PGIT). Punta Gorda has a Public Of“cials and Employment Practices Liability policy with coverage up to $2 million per claim and no deductibles. I have been targeted for discipline and termination under the auspices of policy violations, whereas male of“cers can violate policy without signi“cant consequence, which led to the killing of an innocent civilian,Ž Buckelew wrote in a discrimination document, citing the shooting death of Mary Knowlton during a police demonstration in 2016. Buckelew began working for PGPD in 2009. Buckelew was written up four times in 2017, according to city documents. Violations include improper discharge of a Taser (second offense), improper use of email system, improper handle of evidence and reporting sick time. Counselings and violations issued to Buckelew in 2017 represented 25 percent of all department violations, excluding terminations. Buckelew was represented by Bonita Springs attorney Benjamin Yormak. Paying $102,000 of taxpayer money speaks for itself. But, ultimately, it allows both parties to move on,Ž Yormak told the Sun .Email: jscholles@sun-herald.comPerformance reviews show former cop was passionate and professional By JONATHAN SCHOLLESSTAFF WRITER PORT CHARLOTTE „ The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office is investigating a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Port Charlotte. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on Port Charlotte Boulevard, between Norfolk Avenue and Ferris Drive. Port Charlotte Boulevard was closed as detectives conducted their investigation, CCSO reported. The incident was isolated and no one was injured, authorities said. No arrests have been made. No further information was available Saturday afternoon.Traffic enforcement locations setCHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € U.S. 41, from El Jobean Road to Peace River Bridge, Port Charlotte. Top crash locations: € McCall Road and Wilmington Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard € Kings Highway and Veterans Boulevard € Interstate 75 and Jones Loop Road The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Williams Mauricio Ramirez, 31, of Tampa. Charge: operating motor vehicle without valid license. Bond: $1,000. € Natika Shannal Johnson, 22, 9000 block of Sweden Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charges: battery, criminal mischief, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting officer with violence. Bond: none. € Ashley Jane Washington, 30, 800 block of Burland St., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting officer). Bond: none. € Kyle Thomas Henry, 25, 15800 block of Orchid Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: aggravated battery, battery on person 65 years or older, battery and resisting officer with violence. Bond: none. € Nathan Alan Vann Gould, 27, 4000 block of Yucatan Circle, Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. € Rosemary Danyel Mackie, 42, 21200 block of Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $8,500. € Frank Anthony Chinnici, 30, 300 block of Paramaribo St., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € George Edward Bailey Jr., 37, 100 block of Dow Road, Port Charlotte. Charges: aggravated battery; battery; battery on officer, firefighter or EMT; and resisting officer. Bond: none. € Sarah Elizabeth Kaltreider, 29, 19100 block of Waterbury Court, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of pretrial-release conditions. Bond: none. € Robert Allen Bryner, 35, 4100 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: none. € Brian Jay Evans, 29, 3100 block of Crestwood Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none. € Thomas Owen Hochsprung, 33, 2700 block of Pandora Terrace, North Port. Charges: possession of cocaine, possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Joseph Mark Alexander, 28, of North Fort Myers. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: none. € Lyndora Chevette Williams, 37, of Miami. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: grand theft and resist recovery of property). Bond: none. € Brittany Shannon Kaiser, 29, 6000 block of Ceres St., Englewood. Charge: failure to appear (original charge: possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: $5,000. € William Fitzhugh Gordon, 50, 7400 block of Quarry St., Englewood. Charges: delivery of cocaine to person under 18 years of age, delivery of marijuana to person under 18 years of age and contributing to delinquency of child by causing child to commit delinquent act. Bond: none. € Michael William Lucas, 29, 900 block of Liberty St., Englewood. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Cedric Lemorin, 44, of Cape Coral. Charge: driving while license suspended „ second offense. Bond: $2,500. € Randy Alan Whaley, 41, 200 block of Macon Road, Arcadia. Charges: three counts of possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Tracy Robert Hoffman, 51, 24100 block of Harborview Road, Punta Gorda. Charge: battery. Bond: none. € Shawn Lee Godwin, 28, 200 block of Via Deluna, Englewood. Charges: three counts of possession of controlled substance without a prescription and out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest: € Melissa Ann Amato, 42, 200 block of E. Ann St., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. „ Compiled by Gary RobertsPolice investigate Port Charlotte shooting POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs 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. Where Shopping Makes Cents adno=50531117 Chronic Back & Joint Pain? Arthritis? Trouble Walking? Recent Joint Replacement? 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Quest ion: One thing I cant “nd in home records is the FFE (“nished ”oor level). Its important for waterfront homes. It generally can be inferred from construction age but not always. In my case, my home was constructed in 1991, but has an FFE of 11.4, which provides me with extremely low ”ood and homeowners insurance. In this area FFE is important. FFE is very important around water and has been increased by code over the years, but I cant “nd it on Any suggestions where to “nd it? Answer: In the simple context you are using it, the “nished ”oor level (FFE) is the elevation of the lowest ”oor that is “nished and heated (or cooled) within a home. To qualify for discounts on your FEMA ”ood insurance, this needs to be above the base ”ood elevation. The FFE of a structure is determined by a surveyor, who documents it on an elevation certi“cate. Unless you are in an X-”ood zone, it is likely your insurance agent will require this elevation certi“cate when you apply for ”ood insurance. Expect to pay the surveyor a few hundred dollars. Or not. Most people have no idea that Charlotte County maintains elevation certi“cates on “le for most structures. There are 2 methods for obtaining them. To download them online, browse to the following site and follow the directions: https:// You must follow the directions precisely to make it work. Another option is to contact Jennifer Tanner, an administrative assistant with Charlotte Countys Community Development department. Jennifer typically provides excellent same-day service. Email your request, along with the complete property address, to Jennifer.Tanner@ charlottecounty”. gov. You can also reach her by phone at 941-764-4158. I emailed your address to Jennifer to save you a step. Im glad I did. You will need a different approach if your property is in Punta Gorda. Here is Jennifers reply: Good Afternoon Brett. The property on San Mateo is in the City of Punta Gorda; they handle their own ECs. If an elevation certi“cate is on “le you may search for it under Public Records. If no results are found it indicates that one is not on “le with the City of Punta Gorda.Ž To conduct a public records search in Punta Gorda, browse to y8ykjp59. I did that and selected elevation certi“catesŽ in the Search the followingŽ box. I typed your street name, San Mateo,Ž in the Search ForŽ box. Then I clicked the SearchŽ link. The results page showed dozens of addresses on your street. Unfortunately, your address did not appear, indicating that the Punta Gorda does not have an elevation certi“cate on “le for you. Im sorry I couldnt help you, Keith. But on the bright side, you did your neighbors throughout Charlotte County and Punta Gorda a super good deed because, thanks to you, they now know how to obtain an elevation certi“cate for free with same day service.How do I add my name to deed?Question: When Hurricane Charley came in 2004, it rendered our home unrepairable. It was in my husbands name only. We both signed How to get a free elevation certificate BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST Safety is a hot topic for everyone. At the Charlotte County Womens Realtor Groups meeting, promoting safety awareness for real estate agents was the main initiative. Safety is on everybodys minds these days,Ž said Deborah McMullen, CWR member and Realtor with Coldwell Banker Commercial Sunstar, and what better time (than now) to talk about safety.Ž McMullen said she thinks networking with other Realtors and sharing stories and safety tips for both women and men is crucial for each individuals success. To discuss the issue of safety, CWR presented a program called Your Safety is NonNegotiable.Ž Carl Carter Jr., a Realtor and founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, spoke during the program. Carters mother, Beverly, was a Realtor in Little Rock, Arkansas. On a day like any other dayŽ in September 2014, she was showing a client a rural house when the client took her hostage in an attempt to get ransom money from her husband. Her body was found a week later near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock. The kidnapper, Arron Lewis and his estranged wife, Crystal Lowery, set up the fake house showing to lure Carter there. Lewis was sentenced to life in prison for capital murder and kidnapping. Lowry pleaded guilty to “rst-degree murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. I believe wholeheartedly that my moms death was preventable, and I think we can learn from it,Ž said Carter. I think the “rst lesson that we can take today is that the very thing that you are working so hard for, day in and day out ... to build your career ... to build your success, is the very thing that can make you a target.Ž Lewis and his wife spent two weeks talking and texting back and forth with Beverly in order to convince her they were normal clients, according to Carter. My mom was naturally a very pretty lady,Ž said Carter. She drove a nice car ƒ (was) a consistent sales leader, so her brokerage would, you Safety comes first at Realtor meetingBy DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITEROUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 BRETT | 4 SAFETY | 5 111 Maria Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 County: Charlotte Year Built: 1999 List Price: $ 849,000 LP/SqFt: $355.38 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Attached, Side Rear Entry Beds: 3 Baths: 2 1‡2Sq Ft Heated: 2,389 Total Acreage: 1‡4 Acre to 21,779 sq ft Pool: Private Location: Cul-desac, Irregular lot, Punta Gorda Isles Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Gwen Heggan, Premier Sothebys International Realty, 941-468-1297881 Macaw Circle, Venice 111 Maria Court, Punta Gorda 26 Golf View Drive, Englewood 881 Macaw Circle, Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1997 List Price: $325,000 LP/SqFt: $187,75 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,731 Total Acreage: Up to 10,889 sq ft Pool: Community „ Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Location: Greenbelt View Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Jennifer Magoon, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc, 941-928-8211 26 Golf View Drive, Englewood, FL 34223 County: Sarasota Year Built:1988 List Price: $519,900 LP/SqFt: $173.65 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Beds: 4 Baths: 2 1‡2Sq Ft Heated: 2994 Total Acreage: .35 Pool: yes Location: Boca Royale Golf and Country Club Listing Agent/Brokerage: Bob Linthicum, Premier Sothebys International Realty, 941-228-9206 In last weeks SunCoast Homes, the photos for 881 Macaw Circle and 111 Maria Court were flipped and ran with the wrong addresse s. The Sun regrets the error.


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 CHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Sean Black thinks selling your house and buying a new one should be as easy as trading in a used car at the dealership. Black, one of the founders of real estate information giant Trulia, is the CEO of, an online sales platform thats launching in Charlotte this week. The company, which got its start in Atlanta, is offering a different spin on real estate sales, one that the company hopes will slash costs and cut out some of the real estate agents people are used to using. It seems odd now, or maybe hard to imagine, but I think in “ve years it will be hard to imagine the way it is now,Ž said Black, in an interview Tuesday in Charlotte. In Atlanta, has facilitated more than 2,000 transactions since starting in 2016. Charlotte is the companys second market as part of a planned national expansion. The company is geared towards buyers who need to sell their house to afford the next one, a majority of the market. Heres what does: € When a homeowner wants to sell, they plug in their information and get an estimate of its worth online, using the same sort of data that Trulia and Zillow have compiled. An inspector comes out and con“rms the price with an in-person visit. € Then, helps the seller “nd their next house. The company buys it, with cash, and relocates the seller. then “xes up the old house as needed, markets it, sells the house and settles up with the original owner. € Because makes all-cash bids on the houses it purchases for home-sellers, Black said the company is often able to win bidding wars „ a critical selling point in tight real estate markets where theres not enough inventory to meet demand. Were not contingent on a mortgage or your house selling,Ž said Black. Were a sure thing.Ž The company pays agents a salary plus bonuses, not the standard commission structure. recently raised $33 million in venture funding, and has partnered with banks and other “nancial institutions to handle its debt, Black said. The ultimate goal, Black said, is to become a common marketplace that people turn to as their “rst option. We think were solving the mass-market, everyday problem,Ž he said. In Atlanta, where the company has been able to list enough houses on its platform to start directly matching buyers and sellers, fees in those transactions are down to 4 percent, instead of the standard 6 percent. Real estate agents, Black said, are often skeptical when they “rst hear about He said the company tries to work with them and show how they can be a positive. We play really nicely with the traditional folks,Ž he said. We got a lot of agents, the “rst thing they do is throw their arms up in defense ƒ But were going to show your houses and be really good buyers. Its very symbiotic.Ž Like it or not, however, Black said more technological disruption is coming to the residential real estate market. Like Jeff Bezos said, I didnt invent the Internet, I just took advantage of it,Ž Black said. Its coming.Ž wants to change the way you sell your houseBy ELY PORTILLOTHE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise, its going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring. If youre looking to buy a home this season, heres how to prepare yourself to enter the fray:Get your financial house in orderUnless you plan on paying for the house in cash, youll need to apply for a mortgage. No matter how streamlined the process is, youll still need to gather a signi“cant amount of documentation to give an accurate “nancial picture to the lender. Before you even begin house shopping, look at your credit report to make sure there are no errors that could affect your score. Also, pay off any delinquent bills and reduce any other debts you owe so that your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is favorable. Use a calculator to “gure out your DTI and see if you need to make changes. Your goal is to look as attractive to lenders as possible so that you are approved and can get the best rate on a loan.Make sure youll qualify for a mortgageIn order to get a mortgage, lenders want to know youll be able to meet your monthly obligations no matter what. This means theyll ask to see your entire “nancial situation including employment history, salary, savings, investments, debts and anything else that makes up your net worth. Use a prequalifying mortgage calculator to get an idea of what size loan is right for your needs. Even if you think youre a strong candidate, never assume youll automatically qualify with the “rst lender you contact. 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Page 16 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 the paperwork to build a new house. However, the new house is still in my husbands name. It was never put in both names. Im wondering if we have any recourse at this late date to put it in both names? I enjoy reading your column. Answer: I enjoy your questions, so thank you, too. And no, its not too late to put both your names on the deed. Hoping to save you money by doing this through a title company, I spoke with Nikki Mays-Vantilburg at Stewart Title Company. Nikki responded: Unfortunately, we arent able to do deeds without issuing title insurance but locally there are a couple of helpful real estate attorneys we refer to. Florida doesnt allow us to do anything regarding deed transfers without title insurance because then were guilty of the unauthorized practice of law. Otherwise Id love to help.Ž I called a prominent real estate “rm with a long-standing reputation for service and affordability. I was told the cost of this service would be about $210 plus “ling fees. I have emailed you the contact info I have for those 3 law “rms. They should be able to wrap this up very quickly for you. Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430,, or www.BrettSlattery. com.BRETTFROM PAGE 1 ILLUSTRATION PROVIDEDThis screenshot from the Charlotte Countys website shows instructions for downloading free elevation certicates. higher DTI ratio, saving up enough to put a bigger down payment can help,Ž says Bill Ban“eld, executive vice president of capital markets for Quicken Loans.Choose the right RealtorUnless youre a seasoned pro, having a Realtor on your side can make a big difference. An experienced agent will know what could happen that might make a deal fall apart and how to keep that from happening,Ž says Dori Summer, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Coral Springs, Florida. Making an offer on a house in a competitive market can require more than just a willingness to pay the price. If a seller has to choose between multiple buyers, theyre likely to choose the one thats coming to them with the best overall package. A good agent will present your offer along with other information, including your ability to get a loan, how much youre able to put down and anything else that might make you more appealing than someone else vying for the same property.Be prepared to pay the priceHome prices in close to two-thirds of the housing market are at an all-time high, according to a February 2018 report by the National Association of Realtors. Sellers in this current market get at least 95 percent of their asking price,Ž says Samona Rosenberg, a licensed real estate agent with Stein Posner Real Estate Services in Boca Raton, Florida. If you see the house you want and you know its in your budget, it may not make sense to hold out to see if the price will drop. The best properties all have multiple offers,Ž says Erik Williams, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If its a desirable property, its desirable to buyers. The people that I see get places under agreement are the most prepared people and the most aggressive.ŽSEASONFROM PAGE 2OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 SAVE $$$$$$Shop theCla ss ified s Fishing For A New Career? Check Out The Classifieds In The adno=50531115 adno=712442*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of the publication date. $1,000 minimum deposit to open and is required to earn sta ted APY. Penalty for early withdrawal. 11-Month CD SPECIALGreat Rates Are Back.Member FDIC1.71%APY* Open Stop By TodayPort Charlotte 1950 Tamiami Trail 24100 Veterans Blvd. Punta Gorda 3855 Tamiami TrailOpen By Phone1-844-901-OZRK (6975) adno=50528000 adno=50532636 In ConcertThe SoundŽWednesday March 7th € 6:30pm Faith Lutheran Church 4005 Palm Drive € Punta Gorda(941) 639-6309 These talented Christian musicians will provide a lively hour-long show of sing-alongs, old-time favorites, and more!...stay after for coffee and dessert! A free-will LOVE Offering will be taken to support this ministry Conveniently located in North Port Commons on Rt 41 just 1/4 mile north of Sumter Blvd and 800 feet south of Lowes.PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY! EMERGENCIES WELCOME! ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Kristin A. Woods, D.D.S. Thomas R. Cherpak, D.D.S. Richard L. Ballentine, D.M.D. ank You for voting Alison Best Dental Hygienist 2016 adno=712435


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 know, as a bene“t to the agents, put (the agents) picture, name and sales volume out there in the paper every week. We (as Realtors) love that kind of publicity, but the problem becomes when people are out there and they see us as a vehicle to their better life. And thats what happened with my mom.Ž He said his mom didnt know that she was interacting with people that knew more about her than she knew about them. These people had sought her out,Ž said Carter. They decided that their way to a better life was to kidnap a rich lady, who was married, and hold that lady for ransom.Ž Through his story and presentation at the meeting, Carter pushed the importance of Realtors to be aware when they are showing houses. Being in a sales indrustry,Ž Carter told the Sun before the presentation, its always about that next lead, always trying to get that next sale. The top things Im going to focus on with them today is to really get them questioning their current practices, to evaluate or to identify true identity ... client identity ... ways they can use technology to stay safe and how they can use each other as resources. One reason why Realtors can be targeted is because they are lone wolfers, theyre out there by themselves, theyre in vacant houses. Were going to talk about systems that they can employ to buddy up.Ž There was a question and answer session after the presentation. Carter suggested a smart phone app called Forewarn. This is just me,Ž he said in the session. You have to be an agent, so its not just getting a regular app. You put in a phone number ƒ it is the most comprehensive database. I put my own cell number in there and I can see every property Ive ever lived. I can see if I have bankruptcies ƒ a criminal record.Ž Carter said he also uses a wearable device called Wearsafe, which is a mobile panic button that can clip to a belt or pants. He also suggested an Amazon Cloud Cam for when a Realtor is hosting an open house. The Cloud Cam uploads the surveillance directly to the Cloud as it records. One of the Realtors at the meeting also suggested an app called BSafe, a personal safety app. The app requires users to check in at the designated location and will notify associates of the location and check in with them after a period of time. It was also suggested that Realtors can put more basic practices to work by always having a friend know the location and to use buzz words if feeling threatened, such as Im going to go for a hamburger.Ž This topic should be on the top of everybodys mind,Ž said CWR member and Realtor Mary Smedley at the meeting. So many times the training that all of you receive is about self-defense and when it gets to that point „ thats just a fraction of what really needs to be on top of your mind ... because once it gets to be the self-defense part, it could be too late.ŽEmail: dsutphin@sun-herald.comSAFETYFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY DANIEL SUTPHINCarl Carter Jr. speaks to realtors at the CWR meeting. From left, Deborah McCollum, Carl Carter Jr., and Mary Smedley. CWR donated $1,000 to Carters foundation, The Beverly Carter Foundation. To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 03/04/2018 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 3130 NOTICE OF SALE N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/16/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. Y S3ED48E9Y3009087 2000 SAAB Publish: 03/04/2018 274754 3553337 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/16/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1G8JL58B66Z179884 2006 SATURN Publish: 03/04/2018 274754 3553776 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/16/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. JN8AZ08W37W613955 2007 NISSAN Publish: 03/04/2018 274754 3553343 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/16/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1J4FY29S3RP435905 1994 JEEP Publish: 03/04/2018 274754 3553306 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/16/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1HGCG5542WA204448 1998 HONDA Publish: 03/04/2018 274754 3553346 adno=50530304


Page 18 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7246889 Sold 2300 AARON ST #311 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $45,000 Community $34,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 48.97 0 .75556 C7245907 Sold 21260 BRINSON AVE #207 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 644 $50,000 Community $44,000 1 1 0 1979 Condo All Cash 2/22/2018 77. 64 0.88 C7245719 Sold 22523 WESTCHESTER BLVD #A202 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 840 $54,900 Community $51,000 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 2/23/20 18 65.36 0.92896 C7248633 Sold 21405 OLEAN BLVD #208 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 656 $64,900 Community $64,900 1 1 0 1982 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 98.9 3 1 C7245030 Sold 21260 BRINSON AVE #210 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $65,700 Community $60,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 71. 49 0.91324 C7246512 Sold 22291 WESTCHESTER BLVD #503 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 960 $74,900 Community $70,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo New Conventional 2/22/2018 78.02 0.93458 C7247233 Sold 3412 WESTLUND TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 768 $79,900 None $78,900 3 1 0 1959 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 104.04 0.98748 D5919607 Sold 255 N ELM ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 572 $79,900 None $68,250 2 1 0 1956 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 139.69 0.8 5419 C7245843 Sold 22481 WESTCHESTER BLVD #A15 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1046 $85,900 Community $80,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 2/23/20 18 82.12 0.93132 D5922724 Sold 3397 CROTON TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 968 $89,900 None $80,000 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 92 .87 0.88988 C7246581 Sold 8057 CASCADAS AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1325 $92,900 None $90,000 2 1 0 1969 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/ 2018 70.11 0.96878 N5915864 Sold 7120 ELYTON DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1175 $105,000 Community $105,200 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 89.36 1.0019 C7245574 Sold 175 KINGS HIGHWAY #323 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1153 $105,000 Community $98,000 2 2 0 1989 Condo Other 2/28/2018 91.07 0 .93333 C7247759 Sold 5097 LA COPA ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1177 $109,000 None $110,000 3 2 0 1962 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/ 2018 92.61 1.00917 C7247363 Sold 21291 AUSTIN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1209 $109,500 None $104,500 3 2 0 1963 Single Family Home New VA 2/22/2018 90.57 0.95434 N5915809 Sold 325 E GREEN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 773 $113,900 None $109,000 1 1 0 1968 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22/201 8 147.35 0.95698 C7247842 Sold 210 DUXBURY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 996 $114,900 None $110,000 3 1 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 115.36 0.95735 D5921114 Sold 3287 MONTCLAIR CIR. 34287 NORTH PORT 911 $115,000 Community $105,000 2 1 1 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/ 2018 126.23 0.91304 C7244268 Sold 25050 SANDHILL BLVD #A1 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1233 $119,900 Community $108,000 3 2 0 1990 Condo New Conventional 2/23 /2018 97.24 0.90075 N5916105 Sold 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD #85 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1036 $123,500 Community $120,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 2/28/20 18 119.21 0.97166 C7248285 Sold 21480 BRYN MAWR AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1069 $124,900 None $115,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/23/2018 116.84 0.92074 C7249901 Sold 955 ANDREWS AVE NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1370 $125,000 None $125,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Private 2/2 8/2018 91.24 1 C7242430 Sold 3295 MANHATTAN ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1390 $125,000 Private $110,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26 /2018 89.93 0.88 C7248779 Sold 1304 W CORKTREE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 852 $129,900 Community $125,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 2 /28/2018 152.46 0.96228 C7248429 Sold 401 CICERO ST NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1616 $129,900 Private $129,900 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/ 2018 80.38 1 D5921172 Sold 130 AVENS ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 894 $129,900 None $122,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/ 2018 145.3 0.93918 D5917839 Sold 1709 ALTON RD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1392 $132,000 None $130,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 7/2018 94.83 0.98485 C7243572 Sold 145 NW DARTMOUTH DR NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1456 $134,000 None $125,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 27/2018 92.03 0.93284 C7248079 Sold 3522 CONEY ISLAND ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1115 $134,900 None $134,900 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 2/28/2018 120.99 1 N5916238 Sold 112 JOSE GASPAR DR #112 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1100 $135,000 Community $130,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 2/27/2 018 122.73 0.96296 C7247728 Sold 4000 BAL HARBOR BLVD #526 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1110 $135,000 Community $138,800 2 2 0 1989 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 121.62 1.02815 D5922513 Sold 11 N BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 976 $138,000 None $147,500 2 1 1 1956 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 141.39 1.06884 C7247587 Sold 700 SHARON CIR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1587 $139,000 None $135,000 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/20 18 87.59 0.97122 N5916001 Sold 2456 ELKCAM BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1417 $139,500 None $139,500 3 2 0 1962 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 98.45 1 D5922217 Sold 4468 TOLLEFSON AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1220 $139,900 None $139,900 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Private 2/26/20 18 114.67 1 C7246468 Sold 6360 JORDAN ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1263 $139,900 None $133,650 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2 018 110.77 0.95533 D5921459 Sold 3288 MONTCLAIR CIR 34287 NORTH PORT 1319 $144,000 None $125,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 109.17 0.86806 C7246837 Sold 2296 GIFFORD ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1162 $147,000 Private $142,000 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Home Other 2/22/2018 126.51 0.96599 C7243544 Sold 4055 VERMONT LN 34287 NORTH PORT 1242 $149,700 None $133,500 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 120 .53 0.89178 C7235860 Sold 3533 PORT CHARLOTTE BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1634 $149,700 Private $149,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Home All Ca sh 2/28/2018 91.62 0.99532 C7248444 Sold 5426 KENWOOD DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1550 $149,900 None $151,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/ 2018 96.71 1.00734 R4707291 Sold 5446 RILEY LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1386 $149,900 None $145,000 4 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 1 08.15 0.96731 C7243278 Sold 23338 MIDWAY BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1050 $149,900 None $138,900 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 142.76 0.92662 C7237071 Sold 3230 WHITE IBIS CT #A1-1 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1200 $149,900 Community $139,250 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 2/2 8/2018 124.92 0.92895 C7248187 Sold 3408 NEKOOSA ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1320 $153,000 Community $140,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/201 8 115.91 0.91503 D5922193 Sold 11352 BAGGOT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 858 $154,900 None $150,000 2 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New FHA 2/22/2018 180.5 4 0.96837 C7246936 Sold 22041 BEVERLY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1640 $155,000 Private $152,500 4 2 0 1960 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/ 2018 94.51 0.98387 C7246537 Sold 19300 WATER OAK DR #102 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1168 $159,500 Community $153,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 2/23/2018 136.56 0.95925 D5922009 Sold 740 CORAL WAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1036 $159,900 None $154,900 2 1 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/201 8 154.34 0.96873 C7245290 Sold 15059 BUSWELL AVE 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1906 $164,250 None $160,000 3 3 0 1986 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/201 8 86.18 0.97412 D5922717 Sold 401 LEACH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 885 $164,900 None $164,900 2 1 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 186.33 1 C7246816 Sold 5050 MARIANNE KEY RD #2B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1485 $164,900 Community $162,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 2/23/2018 1 11.04 0.98241 N5915334 Sold 608 CHESTNUT LN #102 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1103 $164,900 Community $161,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 149.5 0.97635 C7244353 Sold 4482 TARGEE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1448 $167,500 None $167,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22/ 2018 115.68 0.99701 U7833771 Sold 2682 FLAGAMI LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1192 $168,000 None $157,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/ 2018 140.94 0.93452 C7243828 Sold 25869 AYSEN DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1327 $168,500 None $166,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 126 .98 0.98516 C7247816 Sold 3778 PONCE DE LEON BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1215 $168,900 None $163,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/ 2018 139.01 0.96507 C7247689 Sold 12267 BORAX AVE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1949 $169,900 None $169,900 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23 /2018 87.17 1 C7248238 Sold 654 HARTFORD DR NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1534 $169,999 None $164,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2 018 110.82 0.96471 O5534927 Sold 6309 ALAN BLVD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2872 $172,000 Private $175,350 4 3 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/ 28/2018 59.89 1.01948 C7247340 Sold 3196 DEPEW AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1518 $174,500 None $170,000 2 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 114.95 0.97421 C7245242 Sold 1526 TRUVAL TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1631 $174,500 None $175,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 2/22 /2018 106.99 1.00287 D5922403 Sold 9359 CASA GRANDE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1306 $174,900 None $170,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /27/2018 133.92 0.97198 C7245595 Sold 19773 MIDWAY BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1581 $174,900 Private $170,000 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27 /2018 110.63 0.97198 D5921801 Sold 6302 MAGEE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1453 $175,000 None $154,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New FHA 2/23/2018 120.44 0.88 C7248064 Sold 23491 MARISOL AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1116 $178,800 Private $173,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28 /2018 160.22 0.96756 A4203378 Sold 6241 ROBERTA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1573 $179,000 None $168,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2 018 113.8 0.93855 D5920841 Sold 237 PARK FOREST BLVD #156 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1626 $179,000 Community $170,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 110.09 0.94972 C7243847 Sold 24168 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1386 $179,000 Community $175,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conv entional 2/28/2018 129.15 0.97765 N5914520 Sold 2931 S CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1444 $179,500 None $179,500 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/201 8 124.31 1 C7248030 Sold 4382 GLORDANO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1239 $179,900 None $173,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 14 5.2 0.96165 C7247876 Sold 3808 MASSINI AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1214 $179,900 None $168,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27 /2018 148.19 0.93385 C7240220 Sold 433 W GRACE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1044 $179,900 None $162,500 2 2 0 1956 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/ 2018 172.32 0.90328 C7241148 Sold 7795 W PRICE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1922 $180,000 None $163,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 8/2018 93.65 0.90556 C7247271 Sold 5170 HORNBUCKLE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1285 $182,000 None $179,450 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2018 141.63 0.98599 C7247205 Sold 22382 NEW YORK AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1738 $182,000 None $175,000 3 2 1 1985 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 2/27/2018 104.72 0.96154 C7245917 Sold 1529 ACHILLES ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1952 $184,900 Private $190,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2 018 94.72 1.02758 N5914083 Sold 659 LINDEN DR #319 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1285 $185,000 Community $172,500 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 143.97 0. 93243 C7248029 Sold 2732 MAGDALINA DR #B 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1080 $187,500 Community $177,500 2 2 0 1987 Condo New Conventional 2/28/20 18 173.61 0.94667 C7247548 Sold 4492 BALSEY ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1691 $189,900 None $189,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 2/26/2018 112.3 0.99526 C7245100 Sold 112 RODGERS AVE NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1712 $189,900 None $195,000 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2 018 110.92 1.02686 C7243797 Sold 2772 CABARET ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1872 $189,900 None $182,000 2 2 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /22/2018 101.44 0.9584 N5913860 Sold 1529 DAVID PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1787 $189,900 None $165,000 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 106.27 0.86888 D5922328 Sold 2814 TRIANNA ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1167 $197,000 Private $190,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2018 1 68.81 0.96447 C7249833 Sold 1819 GOVERNOR AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 3/2018 139.11 1 D5922827 Sold 683 LINDEN DR #305 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1421 $199,900 Community $195,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 140.68 0. 97549 A4207227 Sold 2654 COLORADE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1429 $199,900 None $190,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 1 39.89 0.95048 C7247834 Sold 1392 BOSWELL ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/ 2018 139.11 1 C7249922 Sold 240 LEWIS CIR #10 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1146 $205,000 Community $205,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo New Conventional 2/28/2018 178.88 1 C7243313 Sold 6220 FRONDA AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1969 $205,000 None $215,000 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 104. 11 1.04878 C7243773 Sold 0000 JUSTICA ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1540 $207,825 None $207,825 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 134. 95 1 C7247430 Sold 5942 TRUMPET ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1246 $209,900 Private $209,900 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New FHA 2/22/2018 1 68.46 1 D5918956 Sold 11022 SANDRIFT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1569 $209,900 Private $209,900 4 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22/2018 133.78 1 D5919374 Sold 5427 BRUSSELS TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1144 $210,900 Private $205,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New VA 2/28/2 018 184.35 0.97202 C7247899 Sold 1456 DIXIE LN 34289 NORTH PORT 1526 $214,900 Community $202,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/ 28/2018 140.83 0.93997 C7246134 Sold 19359 STRATHCONA AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1476 $215,000 Private $205,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conven tional 2/23/2018 145.66 0.95349 C7234215 Sold 2376 JAMAICA ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2439 $215,000 None $215,000 4 4 0 1995 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 88.15 1 C7247253 Sold 27295 DEEP CREEK BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1541 $217,250 None $217,250 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 2/22/2018 140.98 1 C7247142 Sold 2051 LOGSDON ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1856 $218,000 None $210,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 117 .46 0.9633 C7247268 Sold 69 SAN MATIAS AVE 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1686 $219,000 None $215,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/ 22/2018 129.89 0.98174 N5916279 Sold 878 E 6TH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1028 $219,900 None $210,000 3 2 0 1968 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 213.91 0.95498 D5921591 Sold 12058 KRAFT AVE 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1769 $219,999 None $208,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /22/2018 124.36 0.94546 C7242235 Sold 1378 GUILD ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1728 $220,000 Private $220,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 127.31 1 C7246447 Sold 4266 JASLO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1693 $224,900 None $224,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/24/2 018 132.84 0.996 D5920642 Sold 1288 CORAL LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1556 $224,900 Private $220,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/ 2018 144.54 0.97821 C7242788 Sold 3345 STOCKTON AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1745 $225,000 Private $220,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New FHA 2/23/2018 128.94 0.97778 C7245786 Sold 3936 JANUARY AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1759 $230,000 Private $236,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2018 130.76 1.02609 C7247784 Sold 2394 ANN ARBOR RD 34286 NORTH PORT 1801 $239,900 None $239,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 2/28/2 018 133.2 1 C7247512 Sold 26376 STILLWATER CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1464 $239,900 Community $230,500 2 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 28/2018 163.87 0.96082 C7246668 Sold 23293 SWALLOW AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2084 $239,900 Private $227,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26 /2018 115.12 0.94623 N5915375 Sold 2563 PASCAL AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1598 $239,900 Private $235,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 150.13 0.97957 A4201323 Sold 23104 DONALDA AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2300 $239,900 None $232,000 4 3 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 104.3 0.96707 D5910907 Sold 8561 AMBERJACK CIR #101 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1999 $244,900 Community $236,000 3 2 1 2007 Condo New Conventional 2/22/2 018 122.51 0.96366 C7245060 Sold 27183 GUAPORE DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1821 $247,500 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 135.91 0.9899 C7246264 Sold 10501 SERERNOA CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1989 $249,000 Community $242,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/23/2018 125.19 0.97189 C7243441 Sold 13515 GOODRICH AVE 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2342 $249,900 None $249,900 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 2/23/2018 106.7 1 C7248024 Sold 417 FIREBALL 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1054 $250,000 None $215,000 2 2 0 1959 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 237.1 9 0.86 A4204690 Sold 2638 ORLINDA ST 34291 NORTH PORT 2312 $250,000 None $225,000 3 2 1 2008 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 108 .13 0.9 C7248699 Sold 18510 ARAPAHOE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1474 $254,999 Private $228,500 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/2 6/2018 173 0.89608 D5922656 Sold 655 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1569 $258,900 Community $250,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 165.01 0.96562 C7245793 Sold 205 CORUMBA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2259 $259,000 Private $252,500 4 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/ 26/2018 114.65 0.9749 C7244270 Sold 99 VIVANTE BLVD #406|9946 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1485 $259,000 Community $256,000 2 2 0 2007 Condo New Conventional 2/ 28/2018 174.41 0.98842 C7248134 Sold 316 COLDEWAY DR #29 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1412 $259,900 Community $259,900 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 2/26/201 8 184.07 1 C7247574 Sold 29391 CLARK DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1735 $259,900 None $255,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New VA 2/28/2018 149.8 0.98115 C7246617 Sold 2808 N CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1930 $259,900 None $255,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 134.66 0.98115 N5915396 Sold 5551 SYLVANIA AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 2060 $259,900 None $250,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 3/2018 126.17 0.96191 C7246115 Sold 245 TAZEWELL DR 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1800 $259,900 None $256,000 3 2 0 2016 Sin g le Famil y Home New Conventional 2/22/2018 144.39 0.98499AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS 2 0 1 8 0 3 0 4 o t e n c 1 8 p d f 1 0 3 M a r 1 8 2 3 : 0 7 : 3 6


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED C7245084 Sold 17104 BARCREST LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1728 $259,900 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/20 18 150.41 0.94267 C7246168 Sold 9461 MIAMI CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2305 $264,900 None $265,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 2/28/ 2018 114.92 1.00038 C7246600 Sold 24477 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2012 $268,000 Community $263,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 133.2 0.98134 A4205696 Sold 16199 BRANCO DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1638 $269,900 Private $265,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /27/2018 164.77 0.98185 C7246985 Sold 3531 JOHANNESBERG RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1823 $269,900 None $261,375 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 148.05 0.96841 C7244377 Sold 1937 N SAN MATEO DR 34288 NORTH PORT 2240 $269,900 Private $267,000 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/20 18 120.49 0.98926 T2882484 Sold 25781 GRAYTON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1527 $269,990 Community $260,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/20 18 176.81 0.963 C7247672 Sold 3334 PURPLE MARTIN DR #225 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1477 $274,900 Community $265,000 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 186.12 0.96399 C7246096 Sold 8396 ATTALLA AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1827 $279,000 Private $275,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New VA 2/27/2018 1 52.71 0.98566 C7242697 Sold 17312 SABRINA CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1574 $279,900 Private $271,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 2/23/2018 177.83 0.9682 C7241793 Sold 2656 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2095 $280,000 Community, Private $252,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 133.65 0.9 C7243261 Sold 350 VITORIO ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2277 $280,075 None $280,075 4 3 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/ 2018 123 1 C7248210 Sold 7136 N BLUE SAGE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1708 $289,888 Private $282,500 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 169.72 0.97451 N5913707 Sold 8866 PEREGRINE WAY 34287 NORTH PORT 1986 $289,900 Community $287,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home New VA 2/23/20 18 145.97 0.99 C7247555 Sold 24300 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1751 $298,600 Community $293,000 2 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conv entional 2/26/2018 170.53 0.98125 C7245940 Sold 504 MCGREGOR ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2136 $299,000 Private $280,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /23/2018 139.98 0.93645 D5918531 Sold 13220 RIDGELY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1725 $299,000 Private $295,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22 /2018 173.33 0.98662 C7247177 Sold 16232 QUESA DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1924 $299,900 Private $290,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 155.87 0.96699 C7228083 Sold 7250 CLEVELAND DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2638 $299,999 Private $224,500 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/20 18 113.72 0.74834 D5923322 Sold 13312 GOLF POINTE DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1879 $309,000 Community, Private $309,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 164.45 1 C7246958 Sold 1503 ISLAMORADA BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1869 $309,500 Private $291,000 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Home 2nd Mortgage 2/23/2018 165.6 0.94023 N5915560 Sold 2471 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2138 $314,900 Community $312,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 2/28/2018 147.29 0.99079 C7244588 Sold 2512 ARUGULA DR 34289 NORTH PORT 1910 $316,900 Community $300,000 2 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 165.92 0.94667 D5920872 Sold 13427 GAINESVILLE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1840 $324,900 Private $310,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conve ntional 2/23/2018 176.58 0.95414 C7240908 Sold 1596 VISCAYA DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2734 $329,000 Private $329,000 5 3 1 1993 Single Family Home New VA 2/27/201 8 120.34 1 C7246779 Sold 21221 EDGEWATER DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2132 $329,900 Private $310,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 2/23/2018 154.74 0.93968 D5918437 Sold 15232 ALDAMA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2396 $332,000 None $297,500 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/201 8 138.56 0.89608 C7245223 Sold 23402 NELSON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2761 $334,900 Private $320,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2 018 121.3 0.95551 C7245075 Sold 13295 WINDCREST DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2140 $338,000 Private $338,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/2 8/2018 157.94 1 C7247480 Sold 3475 RENAULT CIR 34291 NORTH PORT 2298 $339,000 Private $329,000 4 3 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /23/2018 147.52 0.9705 C7246815 Sold 525 MONACO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2238 $339,900 Private $329,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 1 51.88 0.96793 C7244700 Sold 2582 HOBBLEBRUSH DR 34289 NORTH PORT 3270 $349,000 Community, Private $335,000 5 3 1 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 106.73 0.95989 C7247122 Sold 276 LEWIS CIR #112 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2564 $349,900 None $315,000 3 2 1 1994 Condo New Conventional 2/28/2018 136. 47 0.90026 D5917305 Sold 4 WINDSOR DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1782 $349,995 None $300,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 196.41 0.85716 D5920458 Sold 2769 N BEACH RD #205 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1200 $359,000 Community $345,000 2 2 0 1992 Condo New Conventional 2/22/2018 299.17 0.961 D5917767 Sold 1551 BEACH RD #307 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1070 $359,500 Community $350,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 2/28/2018 3 35.98 0.97357 C7244798 Sold 18817 MCGRATH CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2042 $359,900 Private $340,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 2/28/2018 176.25 0.94471 C7242272 Sold 3519 PENNYROYAL RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2606 $377,900 Community, Private $330,000 4 4 0 1997 Single Family Home N ew Conventional 2/28/2018 145.01 0.87325 D5922317 Sold 13121 N MARSH DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1901 $379,000 Community, Private $370,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 199.37 0.97625 C7244534 Sold 3308 PURPLE MARTIN DR #136 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1885 $379,900 Community $365,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 2 /28/2018 201.54 0.96078 C7243269 Sold 47 TROPICANA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1454 $380,000 Private $370,000 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /28/2018 261.35 0.97368 C7247541 Sold 445 SORRENTO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1654 $389,000 Private $380,000 3 2 0 1968 Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /26/2018 235.19 0.97686 N5913988 Sold 391 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2384 $389,900 Private $365,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 163.5 5 0.93614 C7247010 Sold 1803 BOTTLEBRUSH WAY 34289 NORTH PORT 2962 $390,000 Community, Private $350,000 4 3 1 2006 Single Family Home Ass ume Conventional 2/28/2018 131.67 0.89744 D5921520 Sold 10370 KINGSVILLE DR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1613 $399,900 Private $370,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 23/2018 247.92 0.92523 D5921467 Sold 12379 MINOT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1876 $399,900 Private $382,500 4 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2 018 213.17 0.95649 D5919428 Sold 8560 AMBERJACK CIR #302 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2761 $410,000 Community $390,000 4 3 0 2006 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 148. 5 0.95122 C7238176 Sold 2829 DON QUIXOTE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2180 $410,000 Private $405,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/27/2018 188.07 0.9878 C7248193 Sold 1417 CARSWELL ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2582 $419,000 Private $405,000 3 3 0 2005 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/23/2018 162.28 0.96659 D5916865 Sold 9203 GRIGGS RD #C102 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1913 $419,900 Community $397,500 3 2 1 2005 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 219.5 0 .94665 C7247968 Sold 301 DURRANCE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1666 $429,000 None $420,000 3 2 1 1925 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 25 7.5 0.97902 C7246783 Sold 3817 SAINT GIRONS DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1786 $429,000 Private $429,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 2/26/2018 240.2 1 C7246843 Sold 2463 FLORA LN 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1361 $430,000 Private $415,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 3/2018 315.94 0.96512 A4197342 Sold 116 PECKHAM ST SW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1842 $444,900 Private $425,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22 /2018 241.53 0.95527 A4205057 Sold 415 FIREBALL CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2604 $459,900 Private $422,500 4 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 176.61 0.91868 N5915622 Sold 118 DURRANCE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2083 $465,000 None $440,000 2 2 1 2011 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22 /2018 223.24 0.94624 C7246507 Sold 3241 ELKREM AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2878 $499,000 None $458,000 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 2/ 28/2018 173.38 0.91784 D5920927 Sold 9482 NEWNAN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2943 $525,000 Private $477,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 2/28/2018 178.39 0.90857 N5914779 Sold 23 SAINT JOHN BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2543 $529,000 Private $510,000 3 2 1 1992 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 208.02 0.96408 C7247586 Sold 3439 NIGHTHAWK CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2072 $559,000 Private $540,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/20 18 269.79 0.96601 D5911594 Sold 15385 VISALIA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2438 $570,000 Private $500,000 3 2 1 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/ 2018 233.8 0.87719 C7247633 Sold 1405 BLUE JAY CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2395 $614,900 Private $614,900 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/201 8 256.74 1 D5921579 Sold 220 S OXFORD DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3005 $619,000 None $590,000 3 3 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 205. 99 0.95315 N5914694 Sold 27445 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2719 $619,900 Private $590,000 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 2/28/2018 227.99 0.95177 N5915576 Sold 1763 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2944 $645,900 Private $635,000 3 3 1 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/20 18 219.4 0.98312 D5921060 Sold 1439 DEER CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3038 $899,900 Private $850,000 4 3 1 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/201 8 296.21 0.94455 C7247040 Sold 606 CANDIA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 4280 $999,000 Private $912,000 4 4 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 2 33.41 0.91291 C7247701 Sold 19113 MIDWAY BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3003 $1,199,900 Private $1,100,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 399.57 0.91674 C7244684 Sold 19391 LAUZON AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 5849 $1,497,000 Private $1,375,000 4 3 4 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 2 /23/2018 255.94 0.9185 N5914867 Sold 1888 BAYSHORE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 4997 $1,999,000 Private $1,850,000 5 5 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2 018 400.04 0.92546ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio D5919538 SLD 6040 BOCA GRANDE CSWY #27 33921 BOCA GRANDE 288 BOCA GR ANDE NORTH MARINA BOAT $55,000 2012 None Dock-Rackominium All Cash 2/20/2018 $190.97 0.93 D5922245 SLD 84 BOUNDARY BLVD #163 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,118 RIVERHOUSE $87,500 2 2 0 1973 Community Condo Combination 2/23/201 8 $78.26 1 D5916534 SLD 1445 IBIS DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 864 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATE $82,500 2 2 0 1978 None Manufactured/Mobile Home New Conventi onal 2/23/2018 $95.49 0.92 N5915809 SLD 325 E GREEN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 773 PROSPECT PARK SUB OF BLK 5 $109,000 1 1 0 1968 None Single Family Home New Con ventional 2/22/2018 $141.01 0.96 N5916038 SLD 3310 BLUE JAY LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 GASPARILLA PINES $124,000 2 2 0 1980 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cas h 2/20/2018 $107.64 0.97 D5922093 SLD 207 BOUNDARY BLVD #113 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,271 SUNSET VILLAGE AT ROTONDA WEST $80,000 2 2 0 2003 Community Condo All Cash 2/20/2018 $62.94 0.59 D5920296 SLD 540 COCOANUT AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 840 ENGLEWOOD OF $120,000 1 1 0 1953 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 $142.86 0.87 D5922198 SLD 13548 ROMFORD AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,192 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 66 $143,900 2 2 0 1975 Community Single Family Ho me All Cash 2/21/2018 $120.72 0.99 R4707291 SLD 5446 RILEY LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,386 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 052 $145,000 4 2 0 1974 None Single Family Home All C ash 2/23/2018 $104.62 0.97 D5918275 SLD 874 FAWNSPRING CT #304 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,352 TANGERINE WOODS $140,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home Other 2/22/2018 $103.55 0.93 C7246320 SLD 6382 CONISTON ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,274 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $150,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Single Family Ho me New Conventional 2/19/2018 $117.74 0.99 D5922193 SLD 11352 BAGGOT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 858 PORT CHARLOTTE J SEC 63 $150,000 2 2 0 2008 None Single Family Home New FHA 2/22/2018 $174.83 0.97 D5922009 SLD 740 CORAL WAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,036 BAYVIEW GARDENS $154,900 2 1 0 1979 None Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 $149.52 0.97 D5922321 SLD 10241 TOPSAIL AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,115 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $170,000 2 2 0 1999 None Single Family Home New Co nventional 2/21/2018 $152.47 1 D5921801 SLD 6302 MAGEE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,453 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 $154,000 2 2 0 1985 None Single Family Home New FHA 2/ 23/2018 $105.99 0.88 D5920841 SLD 237 PARK FOREST BLVD #156 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,626 PARK FOREST $170,000 3 2 0 1995 Community Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 $104.55 0.95 D5921600 SLD 10066 STONECROP AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,357 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $179,842 3 2 0 1985 None Single Family Home New Conventional 2/20/2018 $132.53 0.99 A4193101 SLD 12316 APPLEBERG CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $184,900 3 2 0 2017 None Single Family Home Assume Conventional 2/20/2018 $114.70 1 D5921512 SLD 131 SESAME RD W 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,512 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $200,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Home New FHA 2/21 /2018 $132.28 1 D5921321 SLD 7277 RUM BAY DR #5222 33946 PLACIDA 1,276 PALM ISLAND BAY VILLA $198,422 2 2 0 2002 Community Condo All Cash 2/20 /2018 $155.50 0.98 D5920563 SLD 406 CYPRESS FOREST DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,304 PARK FOREST PH 1 $187,500 2 2 0 1986 Community Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 $143.79 0.9 D5918956 SLD 11022 SANDRIFT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,569 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $209,900 4 2 0 1980 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 2/22/2018 $133.78 1 D5918621 SLD 681 LINDEN DR Unit#306 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,421 FOXWOOD $211,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condo All Cash 2/20/2018 $148. 49 0.98 N5916279 SLD 878 E 6TH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,028 ROCK CREEK PARK 3RD ADD $210,000 3 2 0 1968 None Single Family Home All Cash 2 /23/2018 $204.28 0.95 D5915198 SLD 32 GOLFVIEW CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,874 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $205,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/20/2018 $109.39 0.91 D5910907 SLD 8561 AMBERJACK CIR #101 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,999 HAMMOCKS $236,000 3 2 1 2007 Community Condo New Conventional 2/22/ 2018 $118.06 0.96 C7245385 SLD 117 WESTWIND DR 33946 PLACIDA 1,706 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $255,000 2 2 0 1999 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 23/2018 $149.47 0.94 D5921068 SLD 899 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,780 ROTONDA WHITE MARSH $262,000 4 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 $147.19 0.97 T2882484 SLD 25781 GRAYTON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,527 KEYWAY PLACE $260,000 2 2 0 2017 Community Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 23/2018 $170.27 0.96 D5922076 SLD 7344 QUARRY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,552 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $265,000 3 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Home All Ca sh 2/21/2018 $170.75 0.96 D5922034 SLD 167 MARKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,743 ROTONDA WEST LONG MDW $270,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Home All C ash 2/21/2018 $154.91 0.96 D5918531 SLD 13220 RIDGELY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,725 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $295,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Hom e All Cash 2/22/2018 $171.01 0.99 D5920872 SLD 13427 GAINESVILLE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,840 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 085 $310,000 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 $168.48 0.95 D5918437 SLD 15232 ALDAMA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,396 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $297,500 3 2 1 2007 None Single Family Home Al l Cash 2/22/2018 $124.17 0.9 N5914883 SLD 165 BUNKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,238 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $332,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Home N ew Conventional 2/21/2018 $148.35 0.95 D5920458 SLD 2769 N BEACH RD Unit#205 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,200 FANTASY ISLAND BLDG B $345,000 2 2 0 1992 Community Condo New Conv entional 2/22/2018 $287.50 0.96 D5923208 SLD 9644 MIAMI CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,098 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $381,500 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Home N ew Conventional 2/20/2018 $181.84 1 O5473847 SLD 2731 N BEACH RD Unit#109 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,200 FANTASY ISLAND BLDG C $380,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condo All Cash 2/21/2018 $316.67 0.98 D5920292 SLD 11140 HACIENDA DEL MAR BLVD #E303 33946 PLACIDA 1,682 HACIENDA DEL MAR $375,000 2 2 1 2007 Community Condo Balloon Mortgage 2/20/2018 $222.95 0.96 D5921520 SLD 10370 KINGSVILLE DR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,613 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $370,000 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Family Ho me All Cash 2/23/2018 $229.39 0.93 D5921467 SLD 12379 MINOT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,876 PORT CHARLOTTE $382,500 4 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 $203.89 0.96 D5921675 SLD 1401 BEACH RD Unit#304 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,354 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 01 $449,999 2 2 0 1982 Community Condo All Cash 2 /20/2018 $332.35 1 N5914779 SLD 23 SAINT JOHN BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,543 BOCA ROYALE GOLF COURSE UNIT 5 $510,000 3 2 1 1992 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 $200.55 0.96 D5921225 SLD 2225 N BEACH RD Unit#302 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,780 SUNRISE POINTE $500,000 2 2 0 2006 Community Condo-Hotel New Conventional 2/22/2018 $280.90 0.94 D5921579 SLD 220 S OXFORD DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,005 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $590,000 3 3 0 1972 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/22 /2018 $196.34 0.95 N5915971 SLD 27441 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,437 BOCA ROYALE UNIT 11 PH 2 & 3 $675,000 4 4 0 2015 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/20/2018 $196.39 0.99 D5921066 SLD 50 MEREDITH DR Unit#4 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,965 PALMS/MANASOTA KEY CONDO $740,000 3 2 1 2007 Community Condo All Cash 2/20/2018 $376.59 0.96 D5920909 SLD 5700 GULF SHORES DR #C255 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,350 SEA OATS BLDG C $770,000 2 2 0 1979 Community Condo New Conventional 2/23/20 18 $570.37 0.93 D5921060 SLD 1439 DEER CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,038 POINT PINES $850,000 4 3 1 1996 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/23 /2018 $279.79 0.94 D5919159 SLD 260 CAPSTAN DR 33946 CAPE HAZE 2,516 CAPE HAZE $1,085,000 3 3 1 1990 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/20/201 8 $431.24 0.94 N5914867 SLD 1888 BAYSHORE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 4,997 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $1,850,000 5 5 0 2000 Private Single Family Home All Cas h 2/23/2018 $370.22 0.93SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioN5915668 Sold 460 BASE AVE E #121 Sentinel None $129,000 3 2 0 1973 Condo All Cash 2/22/2018 120.67 1 A4203848 Sold 209 WOODLAND DR #209 Pine Run Community $130,000 1 1 1 1980 Condo All Cash 2/22/2018 150.29 0.93525 N5914840 Sold 1515 PORPOISE RD South Venice None $135,000 2 1 0 1966 Sin g le Famil y Home All Cash 2/19/2018 175.78 0.90604


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUEDN5915915 Sold 740 WHITE PINE TREE RD #102 Bird Bay Village Community $142,500 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 2/22/2018 150 0.95 N5914806 Sold 856 LEEWARD RD South Venice None $143,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 106.56 0.9539 7 C7246738 Sold 1745 CARIBBEAN CIR #VILLA2 Caribbean Villas None $144,300 2 2 0 1967 Condo New Conventional 2/21/2018 120.75 0. 9951 7 A 4198987 Sold 200 PARK BLVD N #102 Bristol House Community $145,000 1 1 0 1970 Condo New Conventional 2/23/2018 261.73 0.97973 A 4199659 Sold 345 THREE LAKES LN #D Mission Lakes Community $154,783 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 2/20/2018 145.47 0.9796 4 D5921007 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #818 Woodmere At Jacaranda Community $156,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 2/20/2018 143.65 0.987 3 4 A 4190777 Sold 412 CERROMAR CIR S #244 Westchester Grdn & Plan Community $168,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 2/22/2018 1 45.45 0.98882 N5915492 Sold 1312 JAMAICA RD South Venice None $168,500 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22/2018 139.49 0.96 341 N5915837 Sold 391 PORPOISE RD South Venice None $183,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 160.39 0.96825 N5916465 Sold 1156 HORIZON RD South Venice None $188,000 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 157.98 1 T 2921010 Sold 165 ONEIDA RD South Venice None $188,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/22/2018 160 0.9899 9 N5915565 Sold 1300 POPLAR AVE East Gate None $215,000 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 121.61 0.9772 7 N5915637 Sold 3160 SIESTA DR South Venice None $224,900 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New FHA 2/23/2018 162.85 1 N5915958 Sold 216 PALMETTO DR South Venice None $225,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/20/2018 132.28 1 N5914816 Sold 102 PORTA VECCHIO BND #101 Toscana Isles Community $250,400 2 2 0 2017 Condo New Conventional 2/19/2018 178.6 0 .9653 N5915412 Sold 684 SUGARWOOD TRL Chestnut Creek Lakes None $262,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 1 72.26 0.9739 8 N5915325 Sold 1015 HARBOR TOWN DR Patio Homes Of Chestnut Creek Community $264,700 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 2/20 /2018 148.79 0.9629 N5914972 Sold 8984 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $264,990 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 151.16 0.9945 8 N5913099 Sold 928 HARBOR TOWN DR Patio Homes Of Chestnut Creek Community $265,000 3 2 1 1991 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/20/2018 115.87 0.9467 7 N5915682 Sold 406 SIGNORELLI DR Sorrento East Private $268,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New VA 2/23/2018 150.31 0.9605 7 C7248038 Sold 223 BOWDOIN RD South Venice Private $269,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/21/2018 156.4 1 A 4200022 Sold 318 MONTANA AVE Sorrento Shores None $270,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New VA 2/20/2018 129.56 1.0003 7 N5913111 Sold 2122 TIMUCUA TRL Calusa Lakes Community $280,000 4 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 134.1 0.8259 6 N5916422 Sold 1818 FLAMETREE LN Heritage Lake Estates Private $290,000 2 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 149.5 6 0.9523 8 N5914626 Sold 820 CONNEMARA CIR Bridle Oaks Community $300,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New FHA 2/21/2018 142.31 0.9404 4 A 4185650 Sold 1246 OLYMPIA RD South Venice None $309,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 181.76 0.98095 N5914786 Sold 1890 MESIC HAMMOCK WAY Stoneybrook At Venice Community, Private $320,000 4 3 0 2013 Single Family Home New Conv entional 2/20/2018 158.02 0.87695 N5915650 Sold 1532 JASPER CT Waterford Community $330,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 139.71 0.97345 N5915127 Sold 13349 IPOLITA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $345,000 3 2 1 2010 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/ 2018 172.5 0.986 A 4205739 Sold 11805 ALTAMONTE CT Grand Palm Community $347,998 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 186.1 0.9886 6 N5914078 Sold 116 PESCADOR PL Toscana Isles Community $370,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/2018 186.5 9 0.97435 N5914235 Sold 11157 STAVELEY CT St Andrews Community $380,000 2 2 1 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 2/22/2018 174.15 0.9743 6 N5915062 Sold 862 DAHOON CIR The Lakes Of Jacaranda Private $395,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/20/2018 194.39 0.9899 7 A 4200009 Sold 849 OAK BRIAR LN Park Trace Estates Private $400,000 4 4 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 2/23/2018 126.82 1.0 0025 N5913025 Sold 328 BAYSHORE DR Bay Shore Sec Of Venice Private $420,000 3 2 0 1956 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/23/20 18 275.41 0.93541 N5915141 Sold 404 WATERSIDE LN Blackburn Bay Private $450,000 4 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/20/2018 175.37 0.9473 7 N5915095 Sold 1274 TUSCANY BLVD P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club Community, Private $ 492,120 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 186.55 0.91302 N5915814 Sold 708 SERATA ST Venezia Park Private $637,500 4 2 1 1954 Single Family Home All Cash 2/21/2018 259.57 0.9660 6 A 4180723 Sold 490 E MACEWEN DR Oaks Community, Private $675,000 4 4 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 2/19/2018 200.18 0.8709 7 A 4200150 Sold 612 EAGLE WATCH LN Oaks The Private $1,132,500 3 5 1 1995 Sin g le Famil y Home New Conventional 2/21/2018 253.98 0.94375Jane took out a HECM reverse mortgage on her house “ve years ago when she became 62. Because she was still employed at the time, she elected to take a credit line, which she has used sparingly ever since. She has now quit her job and wants to receive the largest possible payment every month „ a tenureŽ payment, which is paid for as long as she remains in her home. Jane has options. She can modify her HECM by converting her unused credit line into a tenure payment. But she can also re“nance, taking the largest possible tenure payment on a new HECM. Jane wants to know which of these payments would be larger. She may also want to know which option will cost her estate the most.Refinancing and modification as optionsRe“nancing and modi“cation are alternative ways of changing the features of a mortgage. With a re“nance, the changes occur by terminating the old contract and executing a new one. With a modi“cation, borrower-initiated changes occur within the existing contract between borrower and lender. That contract must include provisions that make modi“cation possible. Both forward and reverse mortgages allow borrowers to re“nance without a penalty, and in both cases borrowers can modify the loan by paying down the balance. However, HECM reverse mortgages allow several other types of modi“cation that are not available on forward mortgages.Types of HECM modificationsOne type allows borrowers with an unused credit line to draw on it, either on a discretionary month-to-month basis or by taking a “xed monthly payment over some speci“ed period. Another HECM modi“cation allows borrowers who are drawing a monthly payment now to increase it if the existing draw is less than the maximum, reduce it, change the period over which it is drawn or convert it (in whole or in part) to an unused credit line. These options to modify a HECM mean that in some cases modi“cation and re“nancing are competing ways to draw funds. This is the case with Jane.Factors affecting the decisionWorking in favor of the re“nance option is that Jane is now “ve years older and the value of her house has increased, both of which command larger monthly payments. Working against the re“nance option is that it involves a new set of closing costs, which reduces payments. A modi“cation costs only $20. But knowing all this doesnt answer the question of which option will provide the largest payment.Spreadsheet toolTo answer the question of whether modi“cation or re“nance would work better for the borrower, my colleague Allan Redstone designed a devilishly clever spreadsheet that is on my website for anybody to download and use. The spreadsheet has three parts. Status: This part shows the status of the HECM now and how it will evolve if the borrower neither modi“es or re“nances. The borrower must enter the original features of her HECM from her “le and the most current features as shown in the latest monthly statement from her servicer. The spreadsheet will project the monthly payment, loan balance, unused credit line, property value and homeowner equity out to age 114. Options to Modify: In this part of the spreadsheet, the borrower indicates her cash draw and monthly payment desires, relative to the maximums available. The spreadsheet projects the same “ve measures as in the status section with the desired modi“cations included. Re“nance vs. Modi“cation: This part projects the same measures on the assumption that the borrower re“nances. Since these projections are heavily in”uenced by the price of the new HECM, the projections are done twice. One projection uses the new HECM with the lowest interest rate quoted by the nine lenders who deliver their prices to my website. The second projection uses the HECM with the smallest origination fee. These results are compared to those based on modi“cation of the existing HECM.Concluding noteThe spreadsheet provides Jane with information not otherwise available. She could learn from her servicer what her new payment would be if she modi“ed her HECM. She could learn from any HECM lender what her payment would be if she re“nanced with that lender, but these results would vary from one lender to another based on their pricing. And neither her servicer nor any lender she consults can show her differences in future home equity between the re“nance and modi“cation options. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at http://www. this reverse mortgage borrower modify or refinance?By JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSOR SAN DIEGO „ Multigenerational housing, a trend borne out of need that took hold during the Great Recession, is still going strong 10 years later. Not since the 1950s have this many U.S. households included two or more adult generations. According to the Pew Research Centers latest data, taken in 2014, more than 60 million people „ about 19 percent of the U.S. population „ live with more than one generation (not including minors) under one roof. In the 1950s, it was 21 percent. These households often include young adults living at home or older parents living with their adult children and their grandchildren. Increased longevity and a growing immigrant population in which this living arrangement is more common are both contributing to this shift in family dynamics, as is the rising cost of housing, which is keeping millennials home longer. Homebuilders are responding by including ”exible living space and downstairs guest suites that offer privacy. Two builders with San Diegoarea developments are taking it a step further: They offer multigenerational suites, designed for extended stays. Pardee Homes offers a GenSmart Suite that features a separate entry and its own living and dining space. Options for kitchenettes and laundry are also available. The suite can add as much as $25,000 to the cost of the home, according to, but the ultimate savings of combining two households will be substantial. Pardee offers GenSmart options for its Verana homes in Paci“c Highlands Ranch. Lennar is another builder with a multigenerational option, called NextGen. Advertised as The Home Within a Home,Ž this option can also include a living area and kitchenette, plus a single-car garage. NextGen homes are available at Lennars Crown Point in San Elijo Hills and at Pradera in Escondido. CalAtlantic Homes, a division of the Lennar Company, also offers multigenerational options at Tavara Ridge in Clairemont. While some may shudder at the thought of having their mother-inlaw under the same roof, the bene“ts are numerous, especially if there are private spaces for everyone involved. Not only is there signi“cant “nancial savings, but a household with an extended family provides additional emotional support for children. Built-in childcare eases stress on parents and helps grandparents stay active both physically and mentally. Close family connections can also help keep our aging population healthier. By 2035, more than one in five adults will be 65 or older, and many of those feel cut off from society. According to the AARP Foundations Connect2Affect website, more than 8 million adults 50 or older are affected by isolation. Prolonged isolation can have the same health risks as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, the site says. Extended families living together is the norm in many cultures. In the United States, Asian families are the most likely to live in a multigenerational household, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau surveys. The study, published in 2016, showed that 28 percent of Asian households surveyed were multigenerational; black and Hispanic households, 25 percent each; and white households, 15 percent. What started as a need during the economic downturn a decade ago has turned into a choice for many homeowners. And with more builders taking note of this trend, the options for peaceful coexistence are increasing.Multigeneration homes fit bill for extended familiesBy PAT SETTERTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOAccording to the Pew Research Centers latest data, taken in 2014, more than 60 million people „ about 19 percent of the U.S.population „ live with more than one generation (not including minors) under one roof.


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Page 22 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 How do you cross a mule with a canary? You dont. That was the lesson Steve Baptiste learned in his “rst foray into breeding canaries. That was back in 1978, in New York. Every time, the eggs would come up clear,Ž he recalled. Since then, hes gotten better. Baptiste put what he learned „ breeding hybrid mule canaries with pure canaries yields very little „ to use. Success began not long after his “rst failure. He wound up visiting a breeder in Queens. The walls were lined with canaries. I thought I died and went to heaven,Ž Baptiste recalled. He told me to save my money and come back and he would let me pick out a couple birds.Ž Baptiste returned, and before you know it, Id picked out the mans four best birds. He started laughing. How did you do that? That was hook, line and sinker. Ever since, I havent been able to get it out of my system.Ž He is one of the top canary breeders in the United States, if not the world, and he will be appearing with bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe at 2 p.m., today, March 4, at Copper“sh Books in Punta Gorda. Monroe will be there to promote her novel, Beach House for Rent,Ž with an emphasis on how she brings animals into her books. It so happens that canaries are featured in Beach House for Rent,Ž and that Baptiste is a good friend. So, hes coming along and bringing a few of his friends. According to a press release, the animals in Monroes novels are usually wildlife, but in Beach House for Rent,Ž canaries are featured. Baptiste is scheduled to bring a group of canaries to show off their song, and after the talk, Monroe will be available to sign copies of her books. Baptiste will also be available to chat about canaries. Baptiste has two aviaries in his home: American Singer, which he has been breeding for 40 years, and Waterslager, which he began importing from Belgium in 1995. The canaries come in a variety of colors „ yellow, white, green, cinnamon. The walls of the house are packed with artwork in a variety of styles „ all created by Baptiste. Of course, he has a couple trophies laying around. The father of four is a native of Trinidad. He immigrated to New York with his family in 1974, and is a U.S. citizen. Baptiste has a day job as an X-ray technician, but canaries are his calling. He begins breeding them every year on Valentines Day. I was really fortunate to meet some of the oldtime breeders,Ž he said. These guys were like 85, 90 years old, and theyd been doing it for like 75 years. They broke down stuff for me, and I sucked it up like a sponge because I simply had to be the best at what I do.Ž He has pretty much accomplished that, pulling down seven National Cage Bird Show best-in-show awards. Four were won with American Singers and three with Waterslagers. People say that bird people are missing a screw,Ž Baptiste said. It may be so that I am missing a screw. My missing screw is the competitive edge and the drive to keep producing the best. I dont care if I ever sell a bird. Its all about trying to improve that song. Thats what I strive for. Ive seen myself get so good at it that when I get ready to put two component pieces together, Ive made a connection with these birds thats so deep, I can literally hear the song of the offspring dancing over and over in my head,Ž he added. Im never really wrong.ŽSing us a song, Canary ManBy RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENT IF YOU GOWhat: Book signing by author Mary Alice Monroe, with an appearance by canary breeder Steve Baptiste Where: Copperfish Books, 103 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda When: 2 p.m. today, Sunday, March 4 Cost: Free Information: To reserve a seat, call Copperfish Books at 941-205-2560 or email SUN PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAYSteve Baptiste pauses in one of the two aviaries in his Deep Creek home. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 The Huddlestons, Rose Tate-Kyles family, came to Englewood in the summer of 1934. Asking Rose to remember back to those long ago days, she told me, Well, I was 8 years old when we moved here. We were deep into the Great Depression. My dad had heard somewhere about the wonderful “shing opportunities down south, as this area was called. There were 150 people in town then, maybe. Englewood was really like one big family with everybody looking out for each other. There were no phones, no air conditioning, lots of mosquitoes, iceboxes but I dont remember anyone who had a refrigerator. Daddy rented a little cracker house on Cedar Street for “ve dollars a month, the going rate for the time. We had no water or lights or plumbing. However, we had a roof over our heads and we soon made it a fairly comfortable little home. It would take my dad a longtime, but he “nally was able to buy the house, I believe for “ve hundred dollars. He eventually ordered a bathroom out of the Sears Roebuck catalog for our little cottage and put it in. He was a jack-of-all-trades. You know you could buy just about anything from the Sears catalog in those days, even a bathroom. Seafood in Lemon Bay was plentiful and Daddy was never lazy, therefore, we ate well. Mama would fry lots of mullet, scallops, oysters and crabs. You know, we fried everything in real lard back then. Never heard of clogged arteries, but maybe thats why so many people died young of heart attacks. Sometimes Daddy would butcher a very large sea turtle for someone in return for some of the turtle meat. It was legal then to do that. It was a good source of food. Mama prepared it like fat little burgers and then she canned some of it in glass jars. Fruits were plentiful and acquired free from friends and neighbors. These included oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kumquats, lemons and limes, guavas, mangoes, wild huckleberries, cherries. Folks were thrifty and made use of everything. Dad brought home a pair of “sh heads for the yard cats and buried the leftovers around his tomato plants like fertilizer. Rose remembered her dad mending his “shing nets, spreading them out on big wooden frames called net spreads. Fishing nets were still being made of cotton in those days. They ripped easily and were in constant need of repair. It was a weekly chore done on Sunday afternoon by my dad,Ž Rose remembered, and her mother was not too happy with that activity always saying, Do only what is necessary on the Lords Day.Ž But since net mending had to be done, Rose recalled her mother put up with it, but her mother wouldnt wash the babys diapers or the family laundry on a Sunday, that had to wait. I attended the old Englewood Elementary SchoolŽ said Rose, and we had an hour for lunch back then. I had a twenty minute walk home from grade school every day for lunch and Mamma would have a fried potato sandwich waiting. It was great! Thick sliced, the size of the whole potato, cooked slowly and browned on each side just perfect.Ž After elementary school in Englewood, Rose went to the the nearest high school, which was in Nokomis. My class had seven kids in it and I was the only one from Englewood. Of course a lot of the boys were away in the war. I graduated in 1942. Not too many kids “nished high school in those day around here. A 12-year diploma here was as good as a year or two of higher education. When we “rst moved here, if we needed to shop, we had to go to Sarasota, but very few people had cars. We might have gone to Sarasota twice a year, and let me tell you, it was a big outing. You know looking back,Ž Rose continued, no one here had any money. We were coming out of the Depression. I guess thats why this sticks in my mind. I was about 14 when I got my “rst paying job. It was about 1940. I wrote a silly little column for the Sarasota Herald newspaper about Englewood. You know, one of those columns „ I guess they called them social columns „ where you read Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to visit, and so-and-so takes them boating and they caught their “rst Florida “sh. Ill tell you it wasnt easy, because there was nothing to write about really in Englewood. As I said, if someone went to Sarasota shopping it was big news. My checks were so small, maybe “ve dollars a month, but I needed the money awful bad for school. Despite what it lacked in those days this sleepy little village of Englewood was so special for that time period. I was blessed to have been raised here. Its been wonderful living here all these years, watching the town grow and also watching generations of families grow. € € € We wish Rose a happy birthday. She is 92 this month. Diana Harris is a Sun columnist. She can be reached at diharris@ the Englewood of the 1930s PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANA HARRISThis was our little cracker house on Cedar StreetŽ, said Rose Tate-Kyle, our rst house in Englewood. It still stands and is good condition.Ž Photo 1934. Diana Harris Senate Oks bill for first responder PTSD benefitsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Fire“ghters, police of“cers and other “rst responders could get workers compensation bene“ts for post-traumatic stress disorder under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Senate voted unanimously for the legislation on Saturday. Lawmakers have heard stories of “re“ghters and police of“cers who have taken their own lives or can no longer do their jobs because of repeated exposure to horri“c deaths and tragedies, but they dont have bene“ts that include treatment for PTSD. Right now workers compensation bene“ts only cover physical injuries. 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Roots & Limbs Yoga, Roots & Limbs Yoga, Sunday, March 4th, 1 … 3pm, $35, The Yoga Sanctuary, 941-505-9642 Free Art Show Tour, Free guided tour of National Art Show at Visual Arts Center today at 2 p.m. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 Tiki Tom & L.A. Tiki, performs live music 2-6 pm center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 MONDAYCourage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Deep Creek Elks, Open@10.lunch 11-2:30. Judis drink special Irish MaidŽ. Races @ 3. Tacos, burgers 4:30-6. Reserve @ 941-249-8067. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees meet 6pm Aerie 7 pm Bruce & Tiki D, Live Music by Bruce Neumann and Tiki D 12 noon-3 pm center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Fun With Music, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 1pm-3:30pm. An afternoon w/live music $1. Musicians always welcomed, 625-4175. The Band Anastazja, The Band Anastazja performs live music 4-7 pm center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Moose Lodge Bingo, Moose Lodge 2121 Bingo. Every Monday! Speedy 5pm Regular bingo 6pm. Food available Bar Bingo…Am Leg 110, Bar Bingo … Specials, Hot Ball … Open to Public … Starts at 6:00 TODAY$7 Sunday Breakfast, Englewood Elks Famous $7 AUCE Breakfast. 8 am to 12. 401 N Indiana, Avenue. For information call 941-474-1404 Eagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public Broasted Chicken, Rotonda Elks Broasted Chicken Dinner 2-4pm. Eat at Club or Take out. Members & guests, 941-697-2710 Ballroom Classes, Every Monday thru April 4, 45 pm Beginner/Intermediate Class Englewood Sports Complex for info call 941-496-9692 Karaoke @ the Eagles, with Gil & Rhonda from 6-9 pm at the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd, 941-474-9802. Member drive. Food available to 8 pm MONDAYCourage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Zumba with Terri, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9-10a. $7/class or $50 punch card for 10 classes. Table Tennis (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. Open to all skill levels. $2 to play! Partners in Play, Share meaningful play with your child ages 05 limit 12 families 10:15 Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Euchre, Every Mon & Wed @1:00 PM VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Road, Englewood Come join us! New H2U BINGO, Free popcorn and refreshments, bring your friends, 1:00-4 pm. Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr, $1/card. RSVP: 941-473-3919. Ballroom Classes, Every Monday Thru April 4, 4:00 Beginner/ Intermediate Class Englewood Sports Complex for info call 941-496-9692 Wings & More, Wings wet & dry, burgers, hot dogs, salads 5-7:00pm Music: Time Trax 6-9pm Rotonda Elks members & guests TODAYAMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8-11am Large menu to choose from only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection incl bev only $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 Ayurveda, Community-led study group; every First Sunday. Mar 4th, 1-2pm, 1001 Corporate Ave, $15 gratitude offering. 423-5409. North Port Moose, Sunday Funday with NASCAR! Bar food available all day with Kristins special bloody Marys! 14156 Tamiami trl NP Qi Gong for Kids, Active movement for children. Mar 4th, 1-2:30pm, 1001 Corporate Ave, $10 pre-registration. 423-5409. SOA Fry & Grill Day, Relax & let the Sons do the cooking a large menu to choose from 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, 3:00 Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41 941-223-1262 Local poets and writers. Sign up: 2:30 Public Welcome free MONDAYBasic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Join Brenda for a good workout & feel good Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Free Tax Help, 9am-1pm, every Monday, AARP Tax-Aide, Holiday Park Rec. Center, Phase 1 Rec. Hall, Tuscola Blvd., NP AMVETS 2000 LAUX, Auxiliary Reg. Monthly Meeting 2:30pm Members be in attendance 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Sonny and Perley, 3-5pm, Shannon Staub Library 4675 Career Ln. 941-861-1740 Join us for a free musical performance by Sonny and Perley. AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Monday Great food, prices, friends Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 TUESDAYMens Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Nature Walk, 2.5 mi beach walk Stump Pass State Park 900 Gulf Blvd Englewood 9-11:30 am Charlie Woodruff No res Park $3 Back Pack Angels, NP Coalition Homeless/Needy Children (BPA) 10am,NP Library,Volunteers needed. Help us help them. Dianne 813-758-2805. Friend to Friend, Fellowship and fun every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Noon luncheon on 4th Tuesday. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Phillys & Wings Great food, prices, fun Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS Open Air Market, Every Sunday History Park Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda 33950. Fresh Flowers, produce, seafood, meats, breads, butters & Cheese. Also snacks, plants clothing, coffee, crafts & knife sharpening. Live Music and park tours Every Sunday @ History Park 941.391.4856 AAUWPunta PG/PC Branch, 11 am Mar. 8 Char Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St, PC. 2 speakers: Kelly Gaylord PG Mural Society & newest murals. Dana Carr branch involvement with 2018 Air Show. Optional lunch, call Janis 941-235-0151 by Sunday Mar 4. Call Cheryl 941-347-8040 for more information on PG/PC Branch AAUW Lunch & Learn River Cruising 101, River Cruising 101 The Great Rivers of Europe. Join us for a fun Lunch & Learn to have all your River Cruising questions answered. 12:30pm Thurs. Mar. 8 @ PGICA 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Space is limited to only 30. Reservations a MUST! Call 941-661-4452 to reserve your spot. No cost event. Author Randy Wayne White in Punta Gorda, Sat. March 17, 2 pm. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeThe American Medical Associations Excellence in Medicine Awards are presented annually to a select group of physicians and medical students who exemplify the medical professions highest values of commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient ca re. The awards are considered the medical equivalent of the Oscars. We have two such OscarŽ winners in our community, Drs. Mark Asperilla and David Klein, both of whom won the Jack B. McConnell, M.D., Award for Excellence in Volunteerism. The award recognizes physicians who provide treatment to U. S. patients who lack access to health care. Drs. Asperilla and Klein, who specialize in infectious diseases and ophthalmology, respectively, founded the free medical facility that evolved into the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic in Port Charlotte. Jack McConnell was the inspiration for the Andes Clinic,Ž said Dr. Klein. The clinic grew from the Saint Vincent de Paul Community Healthcare Pharmacy, a joint effort of Dr. Tom Ferrara, Dr. Asperilla, Jeanne Wyman, ARNP, and myself.Ž The Andes clinic is one of seven Volunteers in Medicine Clinics (VMC) in Florida and nearly 90 clinics around the country. Dr. McConnell, who founded the VMC, died last month at the age of 93. Dr. Jack,Ž as he was affectionately known, was a nationally recognized scientist and business executive in the health care field prior to hatching the idea for the VIM clinics. Dr. Jack was a shining example of how one person can change the world,Ž said Dr. Raymond Cox, executive director of Volunteers in Medicine. His Remembering, and appreciating, a singular physicianMEARNS | 8 PHOTO PROVIDEDStudy participants who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks, unhealthy fats and ate the most vegetables lost the most weight.A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didnt hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters DNA pro“les. Previous research has suggested that a persons Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, study showsBy LINDSEY TANNERAP MEDICAL WRITER insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to in”uence weight loss. Stanford University researchers examined this idea with 600 overweight adults who underwent genetic and insulin testing before being randomly assigned to reduce fat or DNA | 7Although there have been countless opinions over the years about the importance of breakfast, researchers studying how it affects overall health are now saying that your mother was right when she told you its the most important meal of the day. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows a correlation between skipping breakfast or eating lowcalorie breakfasts and having a higher risk of early-stage atherosclerosis. According to Nancy Sherwood, an associate professor in the School of Public Healths Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, skipping or eating an insuf“cient breakfast is part of a chain of eventsŽ that often causes people to get overly hungry later in the day. This tends to lead to overeating and consumption of less healthful foods, which can eventually increase the risk of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors such as fatty deposits or plaque buildups that can clog arteries. Mark Pereira, a professor of epidemiology and community health in the School of Public Health, said the study contributes to literature showing that eating a substantial breakfast usually corresponds with better overall health. It may have some direct bene“ts to things like appetite control, and it might be a really useful way to achieve dietary guidelines on a regular basis,Ž Pereira said. It might be easier for people to get good nutrition when theyre not skipping the “rst meal of the day.Ž Participants in the study who ate high-energyŽ breakfasts, or a meal containing at least 20 percent of their daily calorie intake, Skipping breakfast is not a good idea in the long run, study findsBy LAUREN OTTOSTAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS) PHOTO PROVIDEDResearchers are saying your mother was right: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.People who have shed a significant chunk of their weight are hungrier and have a stronger desire to eat for at least a year after transitioning from weight loss to weight-loss maintenance, according to new research. And even when their hormones send loud signals to the brain after a meal, they still dont feel full. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, falls in line with a growing field of research that explores the bodys tenacious and multi-pronged response to weight loss. In a bid to ensure that lost weight is regained, the human body has been found to reset its thermostat to burn fuel more efficiently, to economize in calorie-burning movements and to rev up the impulse to find and eat food. Researchers believe these responses evolved to protect humans against wasting away during times of famine. But in societies where calorific foods are never in short supply, these adaptations have worked to the detriment of dieters. Moreover, in people who have become obese, theres growing suspicion that these responses become harder to override. In recent years, researchers have found evidence that obesity makes the brain more deafŽ to some of the guts satiety signals, and more keenly attuned to signals of hunger. The new research offers some validation for that surmise. To study the effects of weight loss in 35 severely obese subjects, Norwegian researchers helped them lose close to a tenth of their weight. They provided dietary advice, exercise Why diets backfire: A year or more after weight loss, the desire to eat grows strongerBy MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMESBREAKFAST | 2 EAT | 7Its said that physicians of old prescribed chocolate to cure a broken heart. Who would argue with that? And heres how a 16th-century Spanish explorer described this sensuous indulgence: It gives admirable pleasure and satisfaction of the bodily nature ƒ strength, nourishment and vigor in such a way that those who are accustomed to it cannot remain robust without it.Ž Most of us may be pleased to know there is some real science behind our occasional urge for chocolate therapy. Heres the good and cautious news about this food we love. Chocolate gets its creamy, meltin-your-mouthy feel from cocoa butter „ the fat in cacao (aka cocoa) beans. This buttery goodness is high in saturated fats, which we are generally called to avoid. Yet the most abundant saturated fat in cocoa butter is stearic acid, a well-behaved saturated fat that does not raise blood cholesterol levels. Cocoa powder „ whats left after cocoa butter is extracted „ is the part of the cocoa bean with the most purported bene“ts, say researchers. Among other healthful substances, cocoa powder is rich in naturally occurring plant chemicals called ”avonols.Ž These compounds work as potent antioxidants to keep arteries clear and ”exible, say researchers. Dark chocolate can have as much as 50 times more cocoa and therefore more ”avonols than milk chocolate. But prepare yourself: Chocolate with higher amounts of ”avonols usually has a more bitter taste. Still, studies in which volunteers ate small amounts of dark chocolate each week found that this habit was associated with lower blood pressure, improved insulin resistance and lower cholesterol levels. White chocolate, by the way, is made from straight cocoa butter and no cocoa powder. It therefore contains no health-redeeming ”avonols. Chocolate also contains stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine that may not be so great to an injured heart. In healthy young men, however, a combination of these two components (such as might be found in cocoa powder) were found to have a bene“cial affect on heart function. For older folks, a study reported by the American Heart Association found that that elderly people who consistently drank powdered cocoa drinks had improved mental function, lower blood pressures and a lower risk for dementia. Again, the ”avonols in cocoa were assumed to be responsible for this effect. By the way, experts recommend making cocoa drinks with unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutrition experts caution us that chocolate can also be high in calories from fat and sugar. We should indulge only on occasion.Whats good about chocolate?By BARBARA QUINNTHE MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM


Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Advertising Director Robert Lee Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives: Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Fort Myers Daniel Dykes 941-205-6409 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Sundays edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitThe Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nations drug abuse crisis. The move is part of a broader effort to more aggressively target prescription drugmakers for their role in the epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. The Justice Department will file a statement of interest in the multidistrict lawsuit, arguing the federal government has borne substantial costs as a result of the crisis that claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016. The Trump administration has said it is focusing intensely on fighting drug addiction, but critics say its efforts fall short of what is needed. Trump signed off this month on a bipartisan budget deal to provide a record $6 billion over the next two years to fight opioids, but its not yet decided how that will be allocated. The statement of interest was the latest move by the Justice Department, which has also sought to crack down on black market drug peddlers and doctors who negligently prescribe. It could increase the role of the federal government in talks aimed at reaching a settlement between government entities, drugmakers, distributors and others. A federal judge in Cleveland is overseeing the talks as an attempt to resolve the case rather than hold a trial involving more than 370 plaintiffs, mostly county and local governments. The talks also include a group of about 40 states that are conducting a joint investigation of the crisis but which have not yet sued, as well as states that have sued in state courts. Targets of the lawsuits include drugmakers such as Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, and Purdue Pharma, and the three large drug distribution companies, Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. Drug distributors and manufacturers named in these and other lawsuits have said they dont believe litigation is the answer but have pledged to help solve the crisis. Any settlement deal could include billions of dollars in payments that could be used for treatment programs, abuse prevention and to cover some of the costs incurred by government dealing with the crisis. A filing could also put the federal government in line to receive some of the payouts in a deal. But any settlement is not likely to cover the cost of the crisis. A White House report last year estimated the annual cost at about $500 billion, including deaths, health care, lost productivity and criminal justice costs. Its a game-changer,Ž Ohios attorney general Mike DeWine said of the Justice Departments involvement. Its a real realization of what has been going on.Ž The latest effort by the Justice Department targets powerful, but legal, prescription painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin, which have been widely blamed for ushering in the drug crisis. But prescribing of those drugs has been falling since 2011 due to policies by government, medical and law enforcement officials designed to reverse years of overprescribing. The majority of opioid deaths now involve illegal drugs, especially the ultra-potent opioid fentanyl. Deaths tied to those fentanyl and related drugs doubled in 2016, to more than 19,000, dragging down Americans life expectancy for the second year in a row.Justice Department to support lawsuits against companies selling opioidsBy SADIE GURMAN and GEOFF MULVIHILLASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOAttorney General Je Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday. FluMist, a child-friendly nasal spray vaccine, has gained approval from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to be available for the 20182019 flu season. Its back, says Dr. Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic. We have evidence that it works as well as its injected form and that it can be recommended again by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and other groups that make recommendations for our country.Ž This is great news,Ž says Jacobson. There are people out there „ children, parents, young adults „ who would prefer not getting the injection if they can get the nasal spray. And, while I think people have worked very hard to convince our patients to get the injected form, I know there are a lot of holdouts that are so glad this is back. This will support rapid vaccination in schools and in other practices where needles are not as welcome, and will help people who have fear or struggle with the idea of the flu vaccine.Ž The CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices did not recommend FluMist during the 2016-2018 flu seasons because it had shown to have poor efficacy in prevention over the injectable vaccine with H1N1. FluMist manufacturers say they have seen positive study results of the nasal spray vaccine after they added a new H1N1 strain to the formulation. Jacobson reminds everyone that this years influenza season remains active. He says if you have not received your flu shot this year, do so now.FluMist approved in US for 2018-2019 flu seasonFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK FEELING FIT 2 appeared to have the lowest chance of early stages of atherosclerosis. Its not about eating an extremely high-calorie breakfast, Sherwood said. Its really just balancing calories across the day, which is what we want people to do.Ž Susie Nanney, a registered dietitian and an associate professor in the University of Minnesotas Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, noted that because the study was conducted in Spain, the participants were mostly following Mediterranean diet patterns, which are largely plant-based and include mainly lean proteins and more whole grain, which makes a difference. And Sherwood cautioned that the study should not be seen as offering a cure-all. Sometimes people are just looking for the one thing to do thats going to make the difference in their health and so forth and its not just going to be eating a healthy breakfast alone, but your whole dietary pattern,Ž she said. This study is providing more evidence that its important to start with a healthier breakfast to set yourself up for a healthier eating pattern throughout the day.Ž Sherwood suggested whole fruit, whole grains, eggs and low-fat dairy as good breakfast options. Pereira said that minimizing re“ned grains, added sugars, and fatty breakfast meat is important, as well. And Nanney said some of her favorite breakfasts include avocado with an egg and a whole-grain English muf“n with almond butter, oatmeal with fresh or dried fruit and nuts and a glass of milk, and an omelet with spinach and other vegetables.BREAKFASTFROM PAGE 1 SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. Accepting New Primary Care Patients MEDICAL PAVILION CLINICServing the Community since 1984€ Physical Exams € Womens Health € Minor Surgical Procedures € ECHOs € IV Therapy € X-Rays € Stress Test € Hospital Coverage € Weight Loss € Diabetes € Hypertension € Impotence € Allergies € Arthritis € Workers Compensation € Physical TherapyWe Accept Medicare Assignments Local PPO & PHO & HMOMONDAY FRIDAY 8am 7pm | SATURDAY 9am 3pmDAVID S. BALLESTAS, MD, PA and ASSOCIATES(941) 629-9190 | After hours (941) 629-75932525 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 101 & adno=50531092 Welcoming patients of Charlotte County for over 40 years to The Lodge! DENTAL LODGE19240 Quesada Avenue Port Charlotte, FL 33948(941) 743-7435Panther Hollow Dental Lodge is where experienced, trustworthy and compassionate dentistry occurs. Our lodge provides a soothing environment combined with state-of-the-art technology.PANTHER HOLLOWadno=50531089


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 FEELING FIT 3 THE VERY BEST. RIGHT IN YOUR COMMUNITY.Its important to know who to trust with your familys health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized as an Americas Top 100 Hospital for the third year in a row by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 2% in the nation for clinical excellence. We continue to deliver high quality care while ensuring the best patient experience possible. We strive to make each patient encounter an opportunity to heal, with care and compassion and with a dedication to excellence. As always at Fawcett, its our family caring for yours Fawcett Memorial Hospitaladno=50527480


Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 The third annual Pedal for a Purpose Spin-a-Thon was held at the Bayfront YMCA in Punta Gorda on Feb. 24. Guests could choose to spin from one to four hours, with instructors leading the cyclists to upbeat music. This indoor cycling event is a fundraiser for the YMCA Children & Families Scholarship fund and programs. The event raised $1,137.Pedal for a Purpose Spin-a-Thon FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIARoseAnn Oemig, left and Terri Hughes, both spin instructors at the YMCA, got guests pumped up by singing and moving to the beat of fun-lled music. Melodye Down sings and dances to Hot StuŽ during RoseAnn Oemigs and Terri Hughes one-hour class. She also taught the rst hour, which began at 7 a.m. Punta Gorda resident Barbara Kinney was one of the spinners who rode for all four hours. Scott Laidlaw, a new resident to Punta Gorda, spun for the entire four hours. Barbara Bebby of Punta Gorda enjoying the event. Lisa Heid, spin instructor at the YMCA, focuses while joining in on one of the spinning time-slots. Heid was also one of the instructors who led guests during the four-hour program. Barry Moldo of Punta Gorda was one of many who participated in the YMCA Spin-a-Thon. Dr. Keith Rubin participated in his third year in a row at the Pedal for a Purpose Spin-a-Thon, spinning all four hours. Punta Gorda residents Barb Spaulding, foreground and Joe Comeaux, background, exercise while enjoying the invigorating Spin-a-Thon. Sue Gaire of Punta Gorda spun for one hour during the event. The YMCAs Spin-a-Thon is a fundraiser for the YMCA Children & Families Scholarship fund and programs. The event raised $1,137. FEELING FIT 4Lung Matters support groupLung Matters support group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Call Port Charlotte Rehab Center for locations and more information at 941-235-8011.Substance abuse support groupThe Substance Abuse support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services, 4678 Tamiami Trail, Suite 105, Port Charlotte. Contact George at 941-979-5023 for more information.Courage Over Cancer Gulf Cove United Methodist Churchs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are speci“c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could bene“t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50530487PHYSICIAN MEDICAL GUIDE& As Seen in Our... Interested in placing your photo listing here? Call us at 941-205-6406 or contact your medical account executive.Did you know?When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph. We exercise at least 36 muscles when we smile. a dno=50531090 Laura A. Gruneiro, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Vascular SurgeonAdvanced Vein Center of Charlotte County 18316 Murdock Cir, Ste 107 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 627-6700 Fax: (941) 627-3300 a dno=50531093 Robert D. Ball, D.O.Board Certi“ ed in Pain Medicine, Board Certi“ ed in Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain Management Neuromodulation Implant SpecialistSW Florida Pain Center 19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit #1 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 766-PAIN(7246) Fax: (941) 629-6993adno=50531091John J. Janick, M.D.Endocrinology, Diabetes, ThyroidJanick Medical Group 1649 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1C Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-3366 Fax: (941) 629-6999 adno=50531094 L.K. Valente, M.D.Diplomate American Academy of Pain ManagementSW Florida Pain Center 19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit #1 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 627-9095 Fax: (941) 629-6993


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 NEWS & NOTESThe Roots and Limbs of YogaThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, will offer the roots and limbs of yoga from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 4. Cost is $35. Explore the roots and limbs of the yoga tradition. By taking a glimpse into yogas deep and expansive history, we begin to understand our connection to and place within the universe. In this workshop, you will be introduced to some of the stepping stones of yoga philosophy, delving into the fundamental writings that today represent the core source of the yogic teachings. You will then be led through a practice that applies the main principles of these teachings. Through discussion and practical application, including cleansing practices, asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and more, you will leave with a greater understanding of what yoga has to offer. Open to all levels. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Living with AlzheimersJoin for a 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimers. The Gathering Place, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte will host the following from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 5: Basics of Alzheimers, Communication skills, Relationship Changes; March 12: Behaviors, Medication, Home Safety; March 19: Dementia care services in the communit. Please RSVP to 800-272-3900.Seminars answer the difficult questionsBreeze Arb, Tidewell Hospice Community Relations Representative, will share information about advance care planning, care options, hospice care and the importance of a health care power of attorney. Her presentation is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. A brief question and answer session will follow. Timothy Taylor, Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home Licensed Representative Advanced Planning Specialist, and Tim Stewart, Pastor at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church will discuss funeral home arrangements and memorial service plans. The seminar is scheduled for 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church. Both speakers will be available for questions following their presentations. There is no fee for either of the seminars. For more information, or to register for either of the workshops, contact the church of“ce at 941-639-0001 or by email to endowment@ Support MinistryFirst United Methodist Church offers a scripturally based cancer support ministry to anyone affected by this life altering diagnosis. Whether you are new diagnosis or have been battling for a long time, the cancer ministry provides a place where people who understand the treatment journey are available to help, listen and support patients, as well as survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Support Ministry meets the “rst Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 9 at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The meeting on March 7 will feature a discussion by Dr. Alexander Glick, of the Florida Cancer Specialists. All adult cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend, regardless of cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman1562@comcast. net.Crafters Guild needs volunteersThe Neuro Challenge Crafters Guild is asking for help to assemble easy craft items to be sold at the 2018 Parkinsons Expo. All proceeds will be to bene“t Neuro Challenge Foundation programs and services. No crafting experience is required and all supplies will be provided. Assembly will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 8 at Peace River Presbyterian Center, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port. For more information, contact Carisa at 941-928-5886 or carisa@ about Punta Gordas pastCome learn about Punta Gordas colorful past and about early settlers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 at at 635 E. Marion Ave, in Punta Gorda. There will be a historical display of local memorabilia plus the showing of two DVDs about the citys past, developed by WGCU. There will also local historians on hand to answer questions. Refreshments are provided. Donations to the American Cancer Society will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call Linda Wilson at 941-456-5927.Pedal and Play in Paradise 2018Details for Pedal and Play in Paradise 2018, to be held once again at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, have been announced by TEAM Punta Gorda and the Isles Yacht Club. This years event will be held March 9-10. The premier bicycle event, which has hosted over 550 riders each of the past several years, features rides of varying lengths to accommodate cyclists of all skill levels. Proceeds from the charity event support TEAM Punta Gorda community bicycle initiatives and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Included in the $45 registration fee, ($50 on the day of the event) include breakfast, ride support, snacks and drinks, lunch, bathroom facilities, and phone numbers in case of an emergency. Rest stops will be open along all bicycle routes until 12:30 p.m. Riders then return to Laishley Park for a delicious lunch (vegetarian or non-vegetarian), free beer, ice cream, entertainment and massages. For more information, contact William Welsch, at 941-661-7118 or visit http://pedalandplay Across RiverwoodProject Detect is a lifesaving Program for Charlotte County sponsored by the Riverwood Community. Its mission is to provide early detection screenings for uninsured and underinsured women and men who are at risk of cancer in the Greater Charlotte County Florida area. Since becoming a 501(c)(3), Project Detect has raised over $310,000 to provide mammograms and diagnostics for uninsured and underinsured women and men in our local community. All of the funds raised remain in Charlotte County. 5K Walk/Run will be held on March 11. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Riverwood Activity Center, 4250 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte. Registration fee includes T-shirt, goodie bag and snacks. Register online at PortCharlotte/FeetAcross Riverwood5k.Speaker Series: Minding Your MindAs part of the National Speakers Series, Lee Health is pleased to present Breaking the Silence „ an evening of education about mental health which features two young adult speakers who will share their own “rsthand experiences. The free talk is open to the public and will be held on March 12 at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Carl Antisell began using alcohol at a young age as a way to mask the shame and pain he felt as a result of his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression. Drew Bergmans early teenage years were “lled with tremendous sadness resulting from a severe case of depression. Learn how to bring their lessons into your own life and leave with a greater understanding of signs, symptoms and how to seek help for mental health issues. RSVP for tickets to: MindingYourMind@ Seating is limited and reservations are required. If you have questions or want more information, call 239-424-3234.Dine with a Star at the Burgr BarJoin the Fred Lang Foundation on behalf of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, for an evening of fun while raising money for Suicide Prevention Interventions in Charlotte County. The second annual Dine with a Star will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 13 at the Burgr Bar, 317 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Local celebrity starsŽ will be there to serve food and drink throughout the night. Enjoy the music of open mic night and dining amongst friends. Tickets are $20 per person and include entry into the event, a delicious barbecue pork dinner and a drink. Purchase tickets at www.CBHC”.org/eveents.Registration is open for March golf charity eventThe fourth annual ARCHway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders Golf Scramble is set for March 17 at Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, starting with registration at 7 a.m., 8:15 a.m. shotgun scramble. Entry fee is $100. The fee includes greens fees/cart and buffet lunch following scramble. For lunch and the silent auction only, cost is $35. We are also looking for Tee Box Sponsors and Gift Donations for a Silent Auction. Half of the proceeds of this outing will bene“t the CBHC (Charlotte Behavioral Health Care) in Charlotte County and the Sheriffs Addiction Recovery Initiative to be used to help an individual who is in need of “nancial help for recovery. Some monies will also go to help pay for someones “rst month in a structured sober living facility in Florida. Monies will also be used to cover an event free to the public on March 14 (10 a.m. to noon) at the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church featuring speaker Annette Franks on When are Caregivers Enabling the Disease and When are They Supporting Recovery.Ž To register online for either or both events, you may go to www. Checks may be made payable and mailed to ARCHway Institute, 3777 Candia Drive, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950. For more information, contact Dan Stuckey at DStuckey57@ or by calling 314-452-4982.Rejuvenating the Pelvic FloorThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, will host rejuvenating the pelvic ”oor from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on March 18. Strong and supple pelvic ”oor muscles are essential for supporting the pelvic organs and maintaining control over their function. Over time, pelvic ”oor muscles can become weak and over-stretched, or alternatively, overly-tight and fatigued, resulting in incontinence, sexual dysfunction, back pain and prostate problems. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Plant Based Nutrition ConferenceThird Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. Speakers for this year include Dr. Doug Lisle, Author The Pleasure TrapŽ, Dr Jami Dulaney, M.D., plant based cardiologist, Timaree Hagenburger, RD, MPH and Addie DulaneyMajnaric, RD. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. com. For more information, call 941-235-9231.Golf scramble to benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart ConferenceA golf scramble to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, will be held March 24 at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda. The scramble will be a handicapped event, open to men and women of all gol“ng ability levels. Registration forms are available at the club or may be requested by phone or email from Gary and Lynn Reeves, 941-202-2216 or The deadline for registration is March 19. The cost is $80 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. For $20, golfers may purchase, with entry fee, a four-mulligan package for their team. They will receive a bonus Handy Sandy. 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Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 Green Living Green Planet, a Charlotte County not for pro“t organization, celebrated the Charlotte County Commissioners proclamation of a Drink Out of Anything but Plastic DayŽ on Feb. 10. This is the 4th year that this organization invites residents to make a pledge to drink out of anything but plastic for one day. The goal is to reduce the plastic over”ow and present people with healthy alternatives that are BPA free such as stainless steel or glass water bottles. Green Living Green Planet focuses on helping children and families live a long and healthy life by providing hands on educational experiences free of chemicals and animal cruelty such as: The Drink Out of Anything but Plastic Contest The Flavor Adventure Eat for LifeŽ Project. The Outdoor Adventure protecting Healthy Living for all species. The organization recently held The Drink Out of Anything but Plastic Contest where children submitted their green ideas to reduce the plastic bottle over”ow on planet earth or to increase awareness about fresh and healthy chemical-free foods. Students are presented with a cash award which they donate to their classroom for an earth-friendly, healthy project. For more information, visit www. Out of Anything but Plastic ContestBy TANIA GARCIAGREEN LIVING GREEN PLANET PHOTOS PROVIDEDGreen Living Green Planet Executive Director, Tania Garcia presents awards to rst place nalists Abigail Watson, Gracie Bailey, Raven Gadue and Anthony Ketchens. Board member John LeFrancois, presenting to East Elementary teacher, Meridith Meerman and some of the Solar Club members with the rst place awards. The club developed a Water Pasteurization Indicator. They also developed The Sunday Chef project which grew chemical-free vegetables.LEROY, Ill. (AP) „ When Laura Willis was told that her best chance to virtually eliminate her high risk of stomach cancer was to have her stomach surgically removed, she asked You can live without a stomach?Ž Youre gonna take out what?Ž her husband, Joe, recalled asking. How does that happen? Can you live without a stomach?Ž Not only is it possible, but it is the best option for survival for people like Laura, 34, who carry a rare inherited gene that puts them at substantial risk of stomach cancer, said Dr. Sonia Kupfer, assistant professor of medicine and director of the gastrointestinal cancer risk and prevention clinic at University of Chicago Medicine. Thats where Laura had a total gastrectomy, or surgical removal of the stomach, on Jan. 12. But life without a stomach has meant a delicate balance of measuring the amount of food she eats, avoiding certain foods, focusing on others and eating smaller portions while eating more frequently. She is trying to avoid abdominal cramps and diarrhea while maintaining her energy. Weve found out, yeah, people can live without a stomach,Ž Joe said. But its going to be different.Ž Laura lives with Joe, 37, and their children, Isaiah and Isabella. Laura is the business manager and an EMT for LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service. Joe is the youth pastor at LeRoy Christian Church and a driver for LeRoy ambulance. Overall, Ive been pretty healthy,Ž Laura said. I was hardly ever sick. But Ive always had GI (gastrointestinal) issues.Ž Beginning in high school, when shed eat certain foods, shed have diarrhea. She was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, took medicine but it didnt help much. I learned to live with it and avoid certain foods.Ž Meanwhile, when her father, Frank Anderson of Virginia, Illinois, had his colonoscopy, noncancerous polyps were detected. In April 2017, a doctor decided to follow up with genetic testing. The conclusion was Anderson had inherited mutations in the E-cadherin gene (CDH1). If you have that mutation, your risk of developing stomach cancer is 70 percent for men and 56 percent for women by age 80,Ž Kupfer said. Thats huge.Ž In addition, women who have the gene have a 42 percent risk of developing breast cancer, Kupfer said. Anderson was referred to University of Chicago Medicine, where he was diagnosed with hereditary diffused gastric cancer (HDGC) caused by the CDH1 gene mutation. HDGC represents less than 1 percent of stomach cancers, Kupfer said. Because Anderson had cancer, the treatment was total gastrectomy on June 1. That meant his stomach was removed and his esophagus was attached to his small intestines. Because the gene mutation is inherited, Andersons siblings, children, nieces and nephews began genetic testing. Looking back, there has been a lot of cancer in the family, Laura said. In June, genetic testing revealed that Laura carried the gene. She met with Kupfer and a geneticist in August and found that her options were total gastrectomy or endoscopy every six months. Endoscopy means inserting a tube with a camera and light into the digestive tract. But endoscopies are unreliable in detecting diffuse gastric cancer because the cells are isolated or in small clusters in the lining of the stomach. By the time it (cancer) shows up in an endoscopy, it often times is too late,Ž Laura learned. But she emphasized that gastrectomy is for people with established cancer and for people at high risk for developing cancer because they have CDH1. Laura was told there was an 83 to 87 percent chance that she would develop HDGC by age 40. Knowing that endoscopy was unreliable, we decided on total gastrectomy and decided the sooner we had it done, the better,Ž Laura said. The 6 hour surgery was performed Jan. 12 at University of Chicago Medicine. The “rst few days, there was a lot of pain,Ž Laura said. By day four, that night, I started to feel a lot better.Ž Gradually food was reintroduced, starting with a clear liquid diet, then soft foods. She was back home by day six and off pain medicine less than two weeks after surgery. Not doing that results in dumping syndrome,Ž or rapid emptying of food into the intestines, followed by dizziness, sweating and diarrhea, Kupfer said. The main place where nutrients are absorbed is the small intestines, which still are working just “ne (following stomach removal),Ž Kupfer said. The exception is vitamin B12, which is absorbed by the stomach. So people without a stomach need to take a B12 supplement. I pretty much puree everything I eat,Ž Laura said on Jan. 30 as she prepared a meal of a quarter cup of Greek yogurt pureed with a half banana and a few raspberries and blackberries. The result was four ounces of food consisting of 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbs. This is a typical meal,Ž she said.Woman says you can live without a stomachFEELING FIT 6Caregivers Support GroupPort Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, hosts a caregiver support group from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is free and is open to any caregiver dealing with a care-receiver with any debilitating disease. There are no requirements to join the group. For more information, contact Mike Boccia at 941-815-6077.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA affiliate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has benefits for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=717512


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 31 March 6: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. To register, call 941-637-2450. March 6, 13 and 20: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 3 Class Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions.($)or ask how you can take this course for free. Register at March 7: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. To register, call 941-624-7214. March 7: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. B.E. F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Register at March 8: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Treatment Options for Arthritis in the Knee and Hip. Speaker: Ronald Constine, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Free. Register at www. March 12: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stop the Bleed. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. This course covers what you should know to stop bleeding after an injury. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Learn the best way to stop the bleed and recognize life-threatening bleeding. Free. Register at www. March 13: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn how your eating habits can affect your breathing. Free. To register, call 941-637-2450. March 13: Noon to 1 p.m. Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis. The Gardens of North Port, 4900 S. Sumter Blvd., North Port. Arthritis is shockingly common, but not very well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have some form. Join us to learn the top 10 things you can do if you are experiencing joint pain. Understanding the cause of your pain, and the condition of your joints, goes a long way in developing a care plan. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-423-0658. March 13: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. No registration required. For details, call 941-637-9575. March 13: 15-minute time slots available 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Personalized Balance Assessment. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Center for Balance Disorders, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte Anyone can lose the ability to balance. Receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Free. Limited time slots available. To register, call 941-766-4903. March 14: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Components of Balance: How It All Works Together. The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Join us to learn the components of balance, the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems, and how they all work together. We will also discuss the importance of preventing a fall and what to do if you fall. Free. Breakfast provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 800-836-8432. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESColorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018Ž initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (a coalition co-founded by ACS and CDC). While colorectal cancer incidence rates have dropped in the U.S. among adults 50 and older, colorectal cancer is the nations second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. when men and women are combined. And, it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Through colorectal cancer screening, doctors can “nd and remove hidden growths (called polypsŽ) in the colon, before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer. 80% by 2018Ž is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) initiative in which more than a thousand organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of 80 percent of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Leading public health organizations, such as NCCRT, CDC and the ACS are rallying organizations to embrace this shared goal. If we can achieve 80% by 2018,Ž 277,000 cases and 203,000 colorectal cancer deaths would be prevented by 2030. Colon cancer is a major public health problem, and adults age 50 and older should be regularly screened for it,Ž said Sovi Joseph, M.D., gastroenterologist and member of the medical staff at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Curren tly the screening rate is only about 50 percent due to many people not believing they are at risk, not understanding that there are test options or thinking they cant afford it. The truth is that simply aging puts you at greater risk for colon cancer. Colorectal cancer in its early stages usually has no symptoms, so most everyone 50 and older should get screened.Ž Part of the 80% by 2018Ž goal is to leverage the energy of multiple and diverse partners to empower communities, patients and providers to increase screening rates. The 80% by 2018Ž initiative consists of health care providers, health systems, communities, businesses, community health centers, government, nonpro“t organizations and patient advocacy groups, among others, who are committed to getting more people screened for colorectal cancer to prevent more cancers and save lives. We are thrilled to join the cause to improve colon cancer screening rates,Ž said Tim Cerullo, Market CEO for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. We are asking all members of our community to come together. Talk to your friends and family who are over 50 years of age about getting screened. Together, we can help make colon cancer a major public health success story.Ž For more information about colorectal cancer screening, visit www.cancer. org/colon or contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. For more information about the 80% by 2018Ž initiative, visit To “nd a physician, visit www.“nd-a-doctor.Bayfront Health commits to life-saving roleBayfront Health joins forces with more than a thousand local and national organizations to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the countryProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA PHOTO PROVIDEDTim Cerullo, Market CEO for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, signs pledge embracing the shared goal of reaching 80 percent screened for colorectal cancer.coaching and psychotherapy during several three-week stays at a wooded retreat in eastern Norway. All the subjects had a body-mass index greater than 42 (a BMI over 30 is considered obese) at the outset of the study. At one year, when subjects had lost an average of close to 24 pounds, they returned to the retreat to map out maintenance plans. Every six months from enrollment to two years out, researchers checked in to conduct a series of tests. Before and for three hours after meals, they gauged subjects subjective feelings of hunger, fullness and desire to eat, and asked how much food they planned to consume. And they measured circulating levels of five separate hormones that regulate appetite to see how they responded to the prospect of a meal or a meal just eaten. What they found was the bodys reaction to weight loss shifted over time. In the short run „ four weeks after their exercise-and-weightloss regimens got underway „ the subjects had lost an average of 3.5 percent of their body weight. Their levels of appetite-boosting hormones had risen rapidly „ probably a response to their getting roughly 3 hours of exercise per day while at the retreat. But they did not report increased hunger or desire to eat. And with rising levels of satiety hormones, they were feeling more full in the wake of eating a meal. As they met their weight-loss goals, however, things changed. At the end of a year of dieting and exercise, the studys participants had lost about 7.4 percent of their weight and had improved their fitness considerably. But they reported to researchers a significant increase in their hunger and desire to eat. And the sensations of fullness they reported after meals had plummeted. Two years after enrolling in the study „ and a year into their weight-maintenance programs „ the subjects had, on average, kept the weight from coming back. But they continued to report levels of hunger and desire to eat that were just as high or higher than at the end of Year One. And they reported feeling no more full after a meal. At both time points, their hormone levels continued to show increases in appetite-stimulating compounds, as well as those that would signal fullness. Though they lost the weight and „ with the studys unusual level of support „ managed to keep it off, they were hearing the loud cries of their hunger-boosting hormones. The fullness ones, not so much. The good news, according the researchers: A sustained and supportive program of dietary restriction and physical activity does induce weight loss and can help very obese patients keep the weight off. The bad news: Patients with severe obesity who have lost significant amounts of weight will have to deal with increased hunger in the long-term.Ž If these patients are to beat the odds and sustain their weight loss, professionals working with them will have to find ways to help them cope with that, they added.EATFROM PAGE 1 carbohydrate intake. Gene analyses identi“ed variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates, which the researchers thought would make them more likely to lose weight on a low-fat or low-carb diet. But weight loss averaged about 13 pounds over a year, regardless of genes, insulin levels or diet type. Also, some people lost as much as 60 pounds and others gained 15 pounds „ more evidence that genetic characteristics and diet type appeared to make no difference. What seemed to make a difference was healthful eating. Participants on both diets who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks, unhealthy fats and ate the most vegetables lost the most weight. The results suggest that precision medicine is not as important as eating mindfully, getting rid of packaged, processed foodŽ and avoiding unhealthy habits like eating while watching television, said lead author Christopher Gardner. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Participants had 22 health education classes during the study and were encouraged to be physically active, but the focus was on what they ate. They were advised to choose high-quality foods but were not given suggested calorie limits nor were they provided with specific foods. Results are based on what they reported eating. During the first two months, dieters in each group were told to limit carbohydrates or fats to 20 grams daily, about the amount thats in 11‡2 slices of whole wheat bread and a handful of nuts respectively. They were allowed to increase that to more manageable levels during the rest of the study. Fat intake in the low-fat group averaged 57 grams during the study versus 87 grams beforehand; carb intake in the low-carb group averaged 132 grams versus 247 grams previously. Both groups reduced their daily calorie intake by an average of about 500 calories. The study was well-conducted but because participants were not provided with specific foods and self-reported their food choices, it wasnt rigorous enough to disprove the idea that certain genes and insulin levels may affect which types of diets lead to weight loss, said Dr. David Ludwig, a Boston Childrens Hospital obesity researcher. Dr. Frank Hu, nutrition chief at Harvards School of Public Health, has called precision nutrition a promising approach and said the study wasnt a comprehensive test of all gene variations that might affect individual responses to weight loss diets. In any weight loss diets, adherence to the diet and the overall quality of the diet are probably more important than any other factors,Ž Hu said.DNAFROM PAGE 1FEELING FIT 7 Dont let a sports injury keep you sidelined...See The Shoulder GuyŽ Performed over 500 Shoulder Surgeries in 2017 alone!Robert P. 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Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 Bibi Gafoor has been with the Sun as a medical advertising executive since 2003. She is responsible for advertising for local physicians and other medical providers. Bibi has built a strong rapport with her clients, as well as a longtime and dedicated base of customers. She has received many written accolades from her clients over the course of her career at the Sun. Prior to joining the Sun, Bibi worked as a provider relations representative for Aetna Healthcare in Long Island, New York. She recruited physicians to become care providers with the insurance agency, and she maintained those accounts once the doctors came on board. Bibi also was a provider relations representative and an appeals coordinator for New York Life-Sanus Health insurance, and an account executive for General Electrics International Lighting Division in New York. Bibi received her bachelor of arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is very involved in the local community and has volunteered with the Homeless Coalition, Share the Blessings Ministry, hospice and palliative care, OneBlood and other nonprofit organizations. She enjoys cultural shows, listening to music and helping others in need. Bibi comes from a large family and keeps in touch with her eight siblings. She moved from New York to Port Charlotte in 2003. For an appointment to discuss advertising options for your practice, please contact Bibi at 941-258-9528. MEET BIBI GAFOOR, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVEDaniel Dykes has been with Sun Newspapers since June 2014 as an advertising executive managing medical-related accounts out of the Fort Myers and Cape Coral area. With an eye for detail, Dan is known for delivering quality customer service to all of his clients, with a personal touch. Many practicing physicians and hospitals have come to rely on Dan to help create and manage effective advertising campaigns that work within their budget and overall marketing strategy. He has seen many advertisers achieve measurable success due to his collaborations and marketing expertise. Prior to joining the Sun, Dan spent several years working as a multimedia advertising executive for Gate House Media in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to doing advertising sales, he worked as a credit and collections representative for the same company. Daniel received his bachelor of arts degree from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. As an active member of his community, Dan has volunteered for such charities as the American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society. In his free time Dan enjoys playing guitar and performing in bands. He is also an experienced audio engineer, and maintains an active Florida Real Estate license. Daniel and his wife Christine moved to North Miami Beach in winter 2012, where they spent a whole year before settling on the Gulf Coast as their permanent home. They enjoy spending time outdoors, dining on fresh seafood, and going to the beach yearround with their 8-year-old Pomeranian named Gibson. Fort Myers and Cape Coral based businesses looking to advertise may contact Daniel at 941-205-6409. Jim Commiskey has been with the Sun Newspapers since 2016 as a medical advertising executive. He is responsible for advertising for local physicians and other medical providers in the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda markets. Jim is known for his personal touch in delivering exceptional customer service and well-planed marketing campaigns to fit his customers budgets and marketing visions. Before joining the Sun Newspapers Jim spent many years in the retail automotive field encompassing almost every management level up to general sales manager of a large GM dealership where he was responsible for purchasing and merchandise content for dealership advertising. Jims career also includes running multiple retail jewelry stores for a large national chain and running his own service business. Jims diverse career has helped him understand and help many of his customers achieve the marketing results they except. Jim received his bachelor of arts degree from RIT after serving in the USAF and taking correspondence courses while stationed overseas from the University of Maryland in business administration, He has also taken many GM sponsored management courses and is an accredited member of the AFIP society. He is involved within his community and has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes association. Jim enjoys swimming, walking and fishing and is a big sports fan. Jim and his wife Donna moved to southwest Florida 31 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, and have called S.W. Florida home ever since. They have three grown children all living in the area and have two french bulldogs, Sophie and Brody and two Pomeranian, Pumpkin and Roo. Please contact Jim at 941-258-9526 to set an appointment discuss advertising options for your practice.MEET DANIEL DYKES, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVEMEET JIM COMMISKEY, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE When we speak of nutrition, we are referring to the body of knowledge that deals with the study of nutrients. By nutrition we are speaking about the various steps by which man is able to acquire and use nutrients. It is mainly concerned with the choosing of food, the preparing of food and the assimilation and utilization of food by the body. In this article, I will focus on the essential nutrient we refer to as protein. Protein is the building and repairing material used by the body and is important at every stage of ones life. It is also used as a source of energy and is important for blood cell formation. The word protein is a Greek one meaning of principal or “rst importance.Ž The main constituent of body tissue is protein. It is the substance found in muscles, nails, hair, skin, etc. A considerable portion of our food should be protein. Proteins are created from approximately 20 basic amino acids. Unfortunately, not all living things are able to synthesize all 20 of the amino acids. Most plants and microorganisms are able to do so, but humans and other animals must secure some of the amino acids through the food they eat. The amino acids secured in this manner are referred to as essential amino acids and include: lysine, valine, histidine, threonine, leucine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine and phenylalanine. The protein foods we consume are digested to release their amino acids. Ensuring that we get the protein we need each day, will require that we secure food items that supply the various essential amino acids. In some ways, this process becomes similar to putting together a puzzle. Each piece (an amino acid) is important for the completion of the whole (a protein food item). Since different foods will supply different amino acids, a good way to ensure that all the essential amino acids are had each day is to eat a wide variety of foods that are good sources of amino acids. Foods that are good sources of protein are milk and its products, meat, “sh, eggs and soy which is a plant protein that comes closest to being considered a complete protein. Other sources of protein are cereals and grains, nuts and seeds and legumes. The use of protein powders is also popular. Soy, egg, rice and whey are common ones. Making use of these powders is a good way to help satisfy your protein needs. It should be noted that consuming the highest quality protein foods is not enough. You must also ensure that you are getting adequate amounts of those foods. A woman who is pregnant, a mother who is lactating or a person in his/ her senior years will all require varying amounts of protein. The more active you are, the more protein you will need. Athletes, bodybuilders, endurance and strength-trained indiv iduals will need more protein each day than the less active (sedentary) members of the society. Protein needs will also increase for persons who are overly stressed or recovering from illnesses. To determine the amount of protein you need each day, divide your weight (in pounds) by 2.2. The result will be your weight in kilograms. Next, you multiply your weight (in kilograms) by 0.8 to 1.8 (this range represents your level of activity; low to high respectively). The result of your calculation is the grams of protein your body requires each day. For answers to your “tness questions, call 941-625-4175 ext. 263 or visit the Cultural Centers Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.We are what we eat: part 2By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTERFEELING FIT 8 work in developing the VIM clinic made a huge difference in the lives of patients who would otherwise not have access to care.Ž The idea for the clinic came from a chance encounter on a stormy day on Hilton Head, South Carolina, when McConnell stopped to offer a ride to a native islander walking in the rain. The man told McConnell that he and his pregnant wife and two children had no health care, sparking McConnells resolve to give all islanders access to quality care. Dr. McConnell was a tireless advocate for the uninsured and underserved. He was resolute in his belief that everyone deserves access to compassionate, quality health care. He recognized that bringing the community together to care for its neighbors improves not only the health of those who receive the care, but also the well-being and fulfillment of the care givers. He believed that peoples talents should be harnessed as they age, not wasted. Following graduation in 1943 from DobynsBennett high school in Kingsport, Tennessee, Dr. McConnell enlisted in the Navy, which under its V-12 program sent him to the University of Virginia for his undergraduate work. He attended the University of Mississippi for the first two years of medical school, receiving his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 1949. He completed his internship and pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine. After suffering two bouts with tuberculosis following his training, Dr. McConnell chose to go into research. It was at Lederle Laboratories that he co-invented the tine test, used for the detection of tuberculosis, and participated in the early stages of the development of the polio vaccine. He then joined McNeil Laboratories, where he directed the development of Tylenol. Subsequently, he moved to the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson as corporate director for advanced technology. In this capacity, he traveled the world in search of new healthcare products and technology and directed the program for the first commercial MRI system in the United States. In 1987, Dr. McConnell helped Sen. Pete Domenici write the bill authorizing the Human Genome Project. He also worked closely with J. Craig Venter and the Institute for Genomic Research on the business and ethical issues associated with genomic study. Following retirement from Johnson & Johnson in 1989, he and his wife, relocated to Hilton Head, where he made what he considered his greatest achievement, the founding of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. Dr. McConnell received dozens of awards and recognitions for his lifes work, including honorary doctorates from Emory & Henry College (1982), Presbyterian College of South Carolina (1998), and the University of South Carolina Beaufort (2007). In addition, he was awarded the Pride of the Profession Award by the AMA (2004), which two years later created the Jack B. McConnell, M.D., award for Excellence in Volunteerism. The National Governors Association recognized him with the Distinguished Service to State Government award (1993). AARP presented him with an AARP Impact Award (2006). South Carolina awarded him the Order of the Palmetto (1999), the states highest honor. On the 200th anniversary of the University of Tennessee, the institution named him one its 200 Most Distinguished Graduates and the universitys College of Medicine named him Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. While the country owes Dr. McDonnel a debt of gratitued for the development of Tylenol, the standard tuberculosis test, the MRI system in the United States and the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, he is also remembered as the father of Phish keyboardist Page McConnells father. The elder McDonnel sat in with the Phish at several concerts, famously joining in on a piano duet and Bill Bailey, Wont You Please Come Home?Ž You can watch his last (and what he considered his finest) performance with Phish from 2010 at https:// Noting that Dr. McConnell is profiled in Ohio Gov. John Kasichs book Courage is ContagiousmŽ VIM board member Scott Hauge quoted the credo Dr. McConnell wrote for Volunteers in Medicine: May we have eyes to see those rendered invisible and excluded, Open arms and hearts to reach out and include them, Healing hands to touch their lives with love, And in the process, heal ourselves. We all should try to learn from Jacks example,Ž Hauge said. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ PAGE 1 Prostate Support Group meetingThe Charlotte Prostate Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16, at the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility located 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 493, Port Charlotte. (Promenades Mall, behind the Winn-Dixie, next to the Sherriffs Of“ce). The speaker will be Dr. Eric Coronato, D.O., representing Gulf Coast Urology. Dr. Coronato will speak on MRI use in diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. A cancer diagnosis is not required for attendance ƒ many of our members have other prostate issues. We try to present an open, casual, environment to discuss any prostate concern. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital. The next speaker, April 20, will be Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, M.D., representing 21st Century Oncology.Lung Cancer Support GroupThe group meets on the fourth ”oor of the Medical Of“ce Building on the Bayfront Health Campus, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, at 2 p.m. There is no cost and no preregistration required. Speaker schedule: € March 13: MEDSOLClinical Research Center; € April 10: Hospice; € May 8: Denise Leazenby-Respiratory Therapist; € June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-637-9575 or email icgarg@embarq AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver support groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.Ostomy support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077. SUPPORT GROUPS


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 33 New research calls into question whats in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous ”uid instead of the usual saline greatly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage, two large studies found. The difference could mean 50,000 to 70,000 fewer deaths and 100,000 fewer cases of kidney failure each year in the U.S., researchers estimate. Some doctors are hoping the results will persuade more hospitals to switch. Weve been sounding the alarm for 20 yearsŽ about possible harms from saline, said Dr. John Kellum, a critical care specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Its purely inertiaŽ that prevents a change, he said. Kellum had no role in the studies, which were discussed Tuesday at a critical care conference in San Antonio and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Federal grants helped pay for the work. IVs are one of the most common things in health care. They are used to prevent dehydration, maintain blood pressure or give patients medicines or nutrients if they cant eat. Saline „ salt dissolved in water „ has been the most widely used ”uid in the U.S. for more than a century even as evidence has emerged that it can harm kidneys, especially when used a lot. Other IV solutions called balanced ”uids include saline but also contain potassium and other things that make them more like plasma, the clear part of blood. Theyre widely used in Europe and Australia. The studies involved 28,000 patients at Vanderbilt University who were given IVs of saline or a balanced ”uid. For every 100 people on balanced ”uids, there was one fewer death or severe kidney problem. Since there are about 30 million people hospitalized in the U.S. alone each year, there are tens or hundreds of thousands of patients who would be spared death or severe kidney problems by using balanced ”uids instead of saline,Ž said one study leader, Vanderbilts Dr. Matthew Semler. After seeing the results two months ago, Vanderbilt hospital of“cials decided to primarily use balanced ”uids. The University of Pittsburgh also has largely switched to them, Kellum said. The ”uids cost about the same „ a dollar or two per IV „ and many suppliers make both types, so switching should not be hard or expensive, doctors said. IV ”uids have been in the news since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last fall, shutting down electricity to three plants owned by Baxter International, one of the biggest makers of these ”uids. The shortage has eased, but some supply issues remain.Whats in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than salineBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOIn this Sept. 5, 2013 le photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip in Durham, North Carolina. IVs are one of the most common things in health care. Each year, tens of millions of people get one to prevent dehydration, maintain blood pressure or receive medicines or nutrients if they cant eat. FEELING FIT 9 raf”e and auctions Proceeds will help the all-volunteer St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, provide assistance to needy families and individuals in Charlotte County, including food, clothing, home furnishings and limited “nancial aid to prevent, for example, eviction or electricity shutoff. SVDP is an international Catholic lay organization founded in 1833 to serve the poor, regardless of religious af“liation. Annual Guns and Hoses Fallen Heroes RaceThe Charlotte County Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 66) will hold the 3rd annual Guns and HosesŽ Fallen Heroes Race from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Isles Fitness, 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda, and will include a 10k, 5k, and 1 mile fun walk. The race is a coordinated Public Safety Event which represents and bene“ts local “re and law enforcement agencies, through the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Community Foundation. The foundation supports the PGFD Honor Guard Program, Fallen Heroes Wreath Program, CCSO Employee Assistance Fund, as well as local youth programs. Race sign ups take place online at or in person at Isles Fitness.Charity golf tournamentPast Exalted Rulers of Rotonda Elks Lodge 2710 will host a charity golf tournament with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on March 24 at Pinemoor Golf Course, 80 Clubhouse Road, Rotonda West. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch, prizes and awards to be held at the Rotonda Elks after the tournament. For more information, call 941-697-2710.Senior GamesCharlotte County Fit for LifeŽ Senior Games will take place until March 25 at various locations throught Charlotte County. The games are open to amateur athletes, 50 years of age and over as of Dec. 31, regardless of residency. Registration is $10 per event of participation. Entry fees are payable in advance by check, cash, Visa/MasterCard at any Charlotte County Recreation facility with completed form. For more information, call 941-681-3742.The Parkinsons ExpoOn April 14, the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons will be conducting its “rst annual Parkinsons Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The Parkinsons Expo is designed to empower and engage people with Parkinsons disease and their families with a line-up of national thought leaders discussing topics relevant to living well with this disease. Presenters will address motor symptoms, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, the role of dance and exercise, how to navigate the later stages of Parkinsons, and future therapies. There will also be a panel of physicians discussing current medications. Exhibitors from area hospitals, home care agencies, Parkinsons exercise resources, medical marijuana dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies and local non-pro“ts will be available for our community to interact with. The Parkinsons Expo is free to the public but registration is required for admission. Please visit www.neurochallenge. org to register for the Parkinsons Expo or call 941-926-6413 for more information.NEWSFROM PAGE 5 adno=XNSP51579DIABETIC & WOUND CARE CERTIFIED BOARD Dr. Tom Lane DPM, FAPWCA Guardian Angel Foot Care2400 S. McCall Road, Suite FEnglewood, FL 34224 (941) 473-3338 Fax (941) 474-8597 Wece Dr. Rojas to Punta Gorda! 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Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 In the realm of snacks, yogurt has always been considered one of the healthier options. But is it so healthy, it can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease? A study published earlier this month in American Journal of Hypertension (Oxford University Press) concluded that both men and women suffering from high blood pressure could potentially improve their heart health with regular yogurt consumption. The study involved over 55,000 female and over 18,000 male participants, all of whom had prevalentŽ high blood pressure, according to the study, which found that yogurt intake was inversely associatedŽ with cardiovascular disease risk. Its final conclusion: Hypertensive men and women who consumed (at least) two servings/ week of yogurt, especially in the context of a healthy diet, were at lower risk for developing (cardiovascular disease).Ž In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that about 75 million Americans had high blood pressure; in late 2017, updated guidelines by the American Heart Association upped that number to more than 100 million, according to CBS News „ more than half of all U.S. adults. The World Health Organization says that 1.13 billion people are affected worldwide. Dairy products have previously been found to show positive correlation with cardiovascular health, according to a writeup by research news website Science Daily, but some scientists hypothesize that yogurt in particular may have its own, independent benefits. In addition to carrying healthy doses of vital nutrients, Greek yogurt in particular can be a good source of protein for those attempting to lose weight. It can also help aid the immune system and fight the flu, according to The Mercury News.Spoonfuls of this snack could benefit adults with high blood pressure, study saysBy MICHAEL MCGOUGHTHE SACRAMENTO BEE TNS PHOTOA recent study suggests yogurt could help lower risk of cardiovascular disease in adults who have high blood pressure. Now serving sea monsters. Thats the message from members of the “shing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep „ monk“sh. Monk“sh have been commercially “shed for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more “shing pressure. However, U.S. “shermen often fall short of their quota for the “sh. A lack of reliable markets for the “sh and convoluted “shing regulations make it dif“cult to catch the full quota, “shermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters limits for monk“sh for the next three years. Some New England “shermen switched to targeting monk“sh in recent decades when traditional species such as cod began to decline, said Jan Margeson, a Chatham, Massachusetts, “sherman who made such a switch himself. He said the availability of monk“sh represents an opportunity for the industry. It is healthy. We cant even catch the quota,Ž he said. We had to “nd an alternative species once ground“sh died years ago.Ž Monk“sh, also known as goose“sh, are predatory “sh that camou”age themselves on the ocean bottom and can grow to be about 5 feet long. With a gaping maw and uneven, jagged teeth, its appearance is the stuff of nightmares. But proponents often say the taste and texture of its ”esh is similar to lobster. And monk“sh, which is often sold as a whole “sh or as steaks of tail meat, frequently is more affordable than some other kinds of domestic seafood. Tails typically sell for about $7 per pound at New England “sh markets where popular items such as lobsters and ”ounder sell for $10 per pound or more. The “sh is brought to shore from Maine to North Carolina, with most coming to land in Massachusetts. Fishermen have caught more than 15 million pounds of the “sh every year since 1987. They were allowed to catch 32.5 million pounds of monk“sh each year from 2013 to 2015, but typically caught less than two thirds of that amount. The federal government increased that limit to about 33.8 million pounds for the 2017-18 “shing year, and that number will hold until 2020. The Environmental Defense Fund Seafood Selector and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch both give the “shery positive reviews for sustainability. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also touts the “shery as a smart seafood choiceŽ that is sustainably managedŽ according to federal guidelines, the agency says on its website. Right now is a good time for “shermen to start exploiting that reputation, said Ben Martens, executive director of the Maine Coast Fishermens Association. When we talk about diversi“cation, monk“sh is one of the things,Ž he said. Its a “shery that has opportunity for “shermen right now.ŽUgly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking MonkfishBy PATRICK WHITTLEASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO PROVIDEDProponents often say the taste and texture of the Monkshs esh is similar to lobster. And monksh, which is often sold as a whole sh or as steaks of tail meat, frequently is more aordable than some other kinds of domestic seafood. FEELING FIT 10Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregiversSt. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a non-pro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties „ there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941474-3140 or go to www. Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses „ ie: MS; ALS; etc.Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or support groupThe First United Methodist Church offers a faith-based cancer support group to all adult cancer survivors and their caregivers. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of each month at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, in room 9. New participants are always welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of their cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. Please contact Jane Sheppard via email at janesheppard@rocketmail. com with questions or to indicate your interest in becoming a part of this group as a participant, facilitator or resource. For more information on this and other ministries at First United Methodist Church, visit our website at www.whatis1st. com or call the church of“ce at 941-639-3842. SUPPORT GROUPS I can see now as well as I did in my 20s, so Im excited about that. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 35 A diet of “zzy drinks, packaged baked goods, instant noodles, sugary cereals, candy and readymade meals could raise your cancer risk. So says a study in the British Medical Journal which has found an association between such ultra-processedŽ foods „ typically high in sugar, fat and salt but low in nutrition „ and increased risk of cancer. Scientists based in France and Brazil analyzed medical records and eating habits obtained through questionnaires of nearly 105,000 middle-aged French men and women. Findings suggest that a 10 percent increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed foods in a persons diet was correlated with a 12 percent higher risk of overall cancer and an 11 percent higher risk of breast cancer. No signi“cant association was found for prostate and colorectal cancers. Previous studies have linked highly processed foods to raised risks of obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. To our knowledge, this study is the “rst to investigate and highlight an increase in the risk of overall „ and speci“cally breast „ cancer associated with ultra-processed food intake,Ž the authors noted. The researchers accounted for known cancer risk factors including age, sex, education level, family history of cancer, smoking status and physical activity levels. They noted that the subjects who had the highest ultra-processed food intake were also more likely to be smokers, had lower levels of education, were less physically active and consumed more calories. This is an observational study, so no “rm conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, researchers acknowledge. Further study is needed, but these results suggest that the rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades,Ž researchers warn.Highly processed foods linked to increased cancer risksBy JOE DZIEMIANOWICZNEW YORK DAILY NEWSMany people consider a new relationship with food. But beginning an Instagram-popular diet like Whole 30, or trying to reduce your sugar intake, often seems intimidating with all it requires. Reading and listing all those ingredients. Dedicating time at the grocery store. Cooking regularly. U.S. News & World Report ranked the best diets for 2018, tying the Mediterranean and DASH diets on top. Both are flexible and dont require drastic food-group reductions. Kathryn McMurry, a nutrition coordinator at the National Institutes of Health, which designed the DASH diet, said it was created to test the effects of nutrition for lowering blood pressure. And she has good news „ it recommends starting small. You dont need to clear out the entire pantry or restock the entire fridge. What we recommend are small gradual changes,Ž she said. Small changes are more sustainable; theyre more likely to stick. Youre more likely to stick with them.Ž Here are a few small steps you can take to change your eating habits: First, decide your goals. It can really seem overwhelming and confusing because theres so many different options in healthy eating,Ž McMurry said. Whether you want to reduce your risk for heart disease or lose weight, different diets exist for different purposes. Taking stock of what you want to accomplish can lead you toward the right food plan for you. Start with adding in one new food. Buying one new food item at the grocery store is one way Lindsey Smith revised her eating habits. Smith is the author of Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girls Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating.Ž While seeking a better relationship with food, she experimented with one new thing a week, trying a new recipe or vegetable. Trying too much at once can backfire, she said. They spend $150 on fruits and vegetables, and they dont eat half of them.Ž Avoid wasting time and money by incorporating a bit at a time. With the DASH diet, for example, McMurry recommends that if you eat one or two vegetables a day, add a serving at lunch and dinner. Substitute brown rice instead of white, whole grain bread instead of white. Be flexible. Find and keep flavors you enjoy. Just because a friend posts perfectly planned meals doesnt mean thats your route to food salvation. If meal planning isnt for you, dont force it. Getting rid of everything gluten in your pantry might leave you feeling stressed two weeks later. Steer clear of actions that fill you with guilt. Our bodies are complex, and we tend to crave things at different times,Ž said Smith. So many of us think that it has to be rigid.Ž Find flavors you enjoy, and incorporate them. If you find yourself feeling deprived of foods that you love, then eventually youre going to rebel and go back to the less healthy habits,Ž McMurry said. So if you love macaroni and cheese, maybe make it with low-fat cheese and skim milk and eat a smaller serving, instead. You can even try the NIHs recipe. If you go big, keep it temporary. Some diets tell people to avoid whole food groups, notes McMurry. Theyre OK for a short period of time, but what we really like to promote about DASH is its a heart-healthy eating plan for life and part of a healthy lifestyle,Ž she said. Ideally, find something you can sustain. But if you try a diet that eliminates entire food groups, consider it a chance to see how the absence of those foods affects your body during that time. What we want is something thats very sustainable,Ž McMurry said. Get a buddy or a coach. Someone to share goals and check in with can offer a boost. Consider connecting with a coach, like one with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where you can put in a ZIP code and find an expert. Even meeting with someone once might be worthwhile „ these are people, after all, trained in nutrition who can discuss what you like to eat and come up with a plan. Some insurance plans might cover the cost, McMurry said. If people are trying to do it all on their own, it can be really overwhelming.ŽWays to realistically change your poor eating habitsBy ALISON BOWENCHICAGO TRIBUNE Your favorite activity may consist of making rhythmic repetitions over ground or pavement, such as running. So why should you practice jumping? Because being able to get up in the air will improve your balance, strength and coordination. Even if youre not very active, these are good qualities to have for living everyday life. Jumping, as in vertical leaping, is better than a jump rope for being able to propel yourself upward. With a jump rope, you usually only hoist your body up a few inches into the air. Your arms are busy turning the rope, so youre not as intensely concentrated on the jump itself. With a vertical leap onto a bench or a sturdy box (some gyms have boxes for jumping onto), your entire body concentrates on the joint ”exing and the following powerful extension that gives your jump height. But trying to jump high is not where you start. Start with the landing. Heres why thats important: when you jump upward, it is acceleration. When you land, it is impact. If you dont land in a way that absorbs the impact, it will put a lot of stress on the bones and ligaments of your joints, perhaps causing an injury or a microtrauma that is the red line before an actual injury. Any jump should be landed as softly as possible, and only on ”exed ankles, hips and knees. If you dont allow your joints to bend enough to absorb the impact, it can put severe stress on the anterior cruciate ligament. If the jump was high, the impact of landing on straight, rigid legs can actually strain or even tear the ACL. In fact, it might be good to review all the things not to do when jumping before examining the technique of a proper jump. For example, never jump barefooted. There are a great many tiny bones in the feet, and they will not all support the weight of your entire body landing on them. Wear supportive athletic shoes whenever doing jump training or playing any sport in which jumping is required, like basketball. In addition, never jump without a thorough warmup. A good warmup takes at least 10 minutes (preferably more), and can be done on a treadmill while rotating the arms, or by slowly jogging while lifting the knees high and swinging the arms. The warmup literally warms up the body by pushing more blood into your muscles and tendons. The movement of the warmup also gently stretches the “bers of the muscles, tendons and ligaments, making them more pliable and less prone to being injured during your jump training. After the warmup, spend another 10 minutes stretching. Make sure to stretch the hamstrings and quadriceps, the calf muscles and the ankle joints (rotating the foot and pointing the toes will do the job). While warmups and stretching sessions should be done before any workout or practice, they are especially important before jump training. Start your jump practice by just jumping over an unloaded bar at the gym, or the handle of a broom at home. Move your body as a whole unit, dont allow the lower body to jump sideways separate from the torso. Keep a straight spine, dont bend over. Hold your arms ”exed at the elbow, slightly away from your body. Once you get your jump form perfected, begin jumping higher, always remembering to land softly on ”exed joints. When jumping onto something like a bench, lift your shoulders to give yourself more acceleration. Start by doing only four or “ve jumps at a time, gradually increasing it up to, but no more than, a dozen jumps. Allow yourself two days to recover from each session. Meantime, work on lifting weights to improve the strength of your legs, glutes and core. If youre not normally very active, you may want to schedule your jump training one week on, one week off. No matter what your favorite activity or sport is, jump training will make it more fun.Improve your balance and more with jump trainingBy WINA STURGEONADVENTURE SPORTS WEEKLY TNS PHOTOWhy should you practice jumping? Because being able to get up in the air will improve your balance, your strength and your coordination. Even if youre not very active, these are good qualities to have just for living everyday life. FEELING FIT 11Stroke support groupA stroke support group will be held at 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Executive Dining Room, 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte.Overeaters anonymousOvereating a problem? Overeaters Anonymous offers free meetings at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-626-8969 for more information.Sex Addicts AnonymousSex Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step support group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsion and/or emotional dependency. No dues or fees. The meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Englewood and 7 p.m. in Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-2220539 or email SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50531142


Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 The 3rd Annual 5K run/walk through the beautiful SouthWestern State College campus in Punta Gorda was held on Feb. 24. Some chose to race competitively while some simply walked for the health bene“ts associated with running and walking. All proceeds go to support activities for the Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School. Bucs on The Run FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATESStudents from Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School, Meghan Craig, Eva Le and Maria Ramirez. Kelly Arduino walks with her dog, Roethke. Annie Nolan keeps up with the other runners in the 5K. First to cross the nish line at 21:40 minutes is Stephen Seitz. All smiles nishing the 5K run is Marti Stetter. Coming in across the nish line is Ed Morgan. Kayla Pope and son Robert get in a healthy run at 3rd Annual 5K run/walk through Florida SouthWestern State College. FEELING FIT 12 Run dont walk to Dr. Joyce!Žadno=50531095


E & L Clam House in Punta Gorda is a wholesale seafood company that carries everything from salmon to scallops to stone crabs. Since opening in 1997, E & L Clam House has continued to grow and offer more products, as well as a sturdy career for those in the business. Owner Elio Mulas discusses what he looks for in potential employees. Question: Why do you love working here? Answer: My business started with just me selling clams out of car, and little by little we grew into what we are today. I worked at Pik n Run years ago and met somebody who helped me start selling clams out of my car. Now, 20 years later, I have my own shop and its doing great. Q: How did you reach your current position? A: Im the owner. It was a lot of hard work when I “rst started, we didnt have any of what we do now. Q: What are the keys to a good hire in your business? A: We look for people who are dependable, have a nice personality, you cannot have your head in the clouds. The drivers have to be on time all day, so we need someone whos very punctual. Q: What open positions are the most dif“cult to “ll? A: People to “llet the “sh. You need a lot of skill for that, special training. You cant just be a “sherman or a cook, you have to be trained. Q: How do you prefer people apply? A: I like when people apply in person, you cant really judge a person over the computer. I like to talk to the person face to face, get to know them. Q: Where do you “nd most candidates? A: Through the newspaper, we dont do much advertising anywhere else. Q: As you look for candidates, what are three things you look for? A: I want good people, people who are passionate about what theyre doing. It doesnt work if you just have a job to have a job and you dont really like it. Q: What about the current job market makes it challenging or easy? A: Ill get people who call to set up interviews or want to apply, and then never hear from them again. Its competitive, and its hard when people just dont show up. Q: What is your strategy, as a company, to keep employees challenged, engaged and promoted? A: I pay well, Im nice to my employees. If they make a mistake, I try to help them, Im not out there complaining and screaming. CATCH OF THE DAYBy KAYLA GLEASONSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS PROVIDED E & L CLAM HOUSE23440 Janice Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33980 941-380-9212 Owner: Elio MulasHiring Practices at E & L Clam House adno=719326 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 Limited Time offer! € Weekend CNAs € Weekend Supervisor € Evening CNA Full Time adno=719327


Page 38 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 WASHINGTON „ American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years „ gains driven in part by a jump in hiring. The Inst itute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index climbed to 60.8 in February from 59.1 in January. This was the strongest reading since May 2004. Any score above 50 signals growth. The gains in the survey largely came from a surge in the employment and inventory components of the index. New orders and production expanded in February but at a slightly slower rate than in January. Timothy Fiore, chair of ISMs manufacturing survey committee, said the results indicate that some companies were slow to hire as demand had increased in prior months, meaning that activity could be stepped up for the “rst half of the year. Weve got a couple of months of demand that production has to satisfy on an accelerated basis,Ž Fiore said. Fiore said he sees the expansion as being helped by the super juiceŽ of the recent tax cuts for companies that President Donald Trump signed into law. Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said she is cautiously optimisticŽ about manufacturers continuing to grow at such a strong rate. Demand appears to be solid, but manufacturers are coping with a limited inventory of supplies and skilled workers. Among 18 manufacturing industries, 15 reported growth last month, including electronic products and transportation equipment. Only the apparel and furniture sectors said that activity had contracted. Manufacturers are seeing high costs for raw materials, as the pricing component of the index reached its highest level since May 2011. The survey noted price increases for steel and aluminum in particular, a critical factor as Trump is expected on Thursday to meet with steel and aluminum executives to discuss tariffs that could further cause metal prices to rise. Prices for steel and plastic have climbed in part due to the hits to production from hurricanes that struck in Texas and Florida last year. Steel costs are higher in part now that the rebuilding process is beginning after the storms struck. U.S. manufacturing has expanded for the past 18 months. Solid economic growth around the world and a weaker dollar „ which helps exports „ have fueled the gains during much of that period.US factories expand at strongest rate in almost 14 yearsBy JOSH BOAKAP ECONOMICS WRITER AP PHOTOIn this Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for February. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. „ Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) partnered with JEA recently to connect wounded veterans with new career opportunities. JEA already has a talent pool that includes veteran backgrounds for 20 percent of its workforce. The Jacksonville utility provider looked to expand that veteran employment base by meeting with nearly 20 warriors at WWP headquarters. JEA explained how its apprenticeship program can lead warriors to new careers. I think it is a great thing they have these apprenticeship programs, not just for veterans, but for everybody to seek out a career,Ž said Mike Couey, an Army veteran and WWP supporter. Mike attended the gathering with his son, who is also an Army veteran. It is always good to see companies out there that are actually supporting our veterans and providing them with opportunities,Ž Dalton Couey said. Hiring veterans in the civilian workforce gives organizations coachable team players with specialized skill sets, who are an asset to any team. WWP career counseling services are free of charge for warriors and employers. A JEA representative talked about the opportunities that extend beyond what you think of for a utility company. They have more than just electric. It is water, it is forestry, it is biology „ it is more than just one opportunity,Ž said Princess Salley, a Navy veteran. Princess said she learned a lot from JEA, including when to look for new jobs with the company. They post positions every Friday, so I will be looking for opportunities.Ž Fellow Navy veteran Deja Grissom was interested in a chance at a new career Žjust something different.Ž She appreciates the help WWP has provided. Resume help, interview help, I get emails every week about activities and things to build people up because it can be kind of lonely when you are getting out; it is a hard transition time,Ž Deja said. For Dalton, he is ready for the help from WWP. Im looking forward to working with them to improve my resume and any other ways I can stand out to employers.Ž To learn and see more about how WWPs programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http:newsroom. woundedwarriorproject. org, and click on multimedia. About Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http:newsroom. woundedwarriorproject. org/about-us. View original content with multimedia:http:// www.prnewswire. com/news-releases/ wounded-warriorproject-helps-veterans“nd-employment-withpartners-300607425. html „ Source: Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans find employmentPRNEWSWIRE-USNEWSWIRENEW YORK „ Many small business owners are rethinking workplace dating policies in an atmosphere where more people are reporting acts of sexual harassment. Some owners have consulted with employment attorneys or human resources professionals to create or update their policies. And theyre making sure staffers know the rules and the need to speak up if they feel harassed by a co-worker. Some owners are even asking couples to sign a love contract „ documents acknowledging theyre in a consensual relationship. And if the romance ends? As long as theres no sign of a problem, experts say the boss should respect everyones privacy. But if one person pursues another, either before a potential relationship or after a breakup, and the co-worker isnt interested, an owner needs to be on alert.Businesses rethink workplace romance policiesBy JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAP BUSINESS WRITER AP PHOTOThis undated photo provided by R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relation shows Marianne Bertuna, right and Arthur Aidala. Bertuna was an intern and then an associate in Aidalas small New York law rm, starting in 1997. Aidala was attracted to her, but told himself, This is a work person and nothing is going to happen.Ž Aidala married someone else, but he and Bertuna became a couple after Aidalas divorce. The couple got married in 2016. WeatherTech founder David MacNeil, who built an unlikely car ”oor mat manufacturing empire in suburban Bolingbrook, Ill., is launching his latest pet project this week: ergonomic dog and cat bowls. Billed as a revolutionary pet feeding system,Ž PetComfort features an elevated plastic stand and mat, two oblong stainless steel bowls and a lofty price tag: $90 to $150 each, depending on size. Like he does with his ”oor mats, MacNeil is touting a made in AmericaŽ product „ and the jobs that go with it. Unlike his ”oor mats, and most pet bowls, everything is certi“ed as safe for human consumption. My thoughts are that if its not (safe) for human use, I dont really want to feed my dog out of it,Ž said MacNeil, a longtime dog owner, whose golden retriever, Scout, is the featured model on the PetComfort website. MacNeil was inspired to create the pet bowls after losing his last three dogs to cancer. He believes toxic materials in pet bowls contributed to their deaths. He pointed to a 2012 recall of imported Petco stainless steel bowls that contained radioactive Cobalt-60 as a catalyst for his new venture and a cautionary tale for pet owners. Two years in development, the PetComfort feeding system includes NSF-certi“ed stainless steel bowls, an anti-microbial mat, and a design that makes it easier to reach that last piece of kibble, especially for older animals, MacNeil said. Manufactured at his Bolingbrook ”oor mat factory, there are eight sizes and 11 colors to choose from. About 100 of his employees are dedicated to the pet bowl project, and he is hoping to hire more workers if demand ramps up. MacNeil started WeatherTech out of his Clarendon Hills, Ill., home. He began making his own mats using outside manufacturers, eventually bringing production in-house. He wouldnt disclose annual sales but said privately held WeatherTechs revenue is big enough to support a sprawling suburban campus, 1,500 employees and an advertising budget that has included $5 million Super Bowl commercials for “ve years running.WeatherTechs founder creates pet bowls safe enough for humansBy ROBERT CHANNICKCHICAGO TRIBUNEJOBS CLASSIFIEDS 2 adno=719328


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Page 40 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 4 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment 2005 SERVICES WANT A BETTER JOB, GETAPROFESSIONALRESUMESARASOTA/CHARLCO. 941-214-5257 2010 PROFESSIONAL IMAGINE SCHOOL AT NORTH PORT GOVERNING BOARD VACANCY Interested individuals can learn more about the Governing Boards role by visiting the Imagine Schools Academic Excellence Framework Governing Boards page and Click on Vision Framework e-mail, mail, or deliver with a copy of your resume to: Aleischa Coover, Principal 1000 Innovation Avenue North Port, Florida 34289 aleischa.coover@ Please note: All applications are subject to public disclosure pursuant to Floridas Sunshine Laws. Wood v. 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Huge lanai (800 sq ft), 3 bdrms, plus den, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Dont miss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PUNTA GORDA 3/2 3021 Vasco St. 1260 sqft just a few minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. All updated and ready to be moved into. Email: $159,900 815-341-9185


Page 42 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 6 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTE Meticulous 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Pool Home in Gated Suncoast Lakes. Built in 2009. Granite Counters in Kitchen, Tile Floors, Lots of Storage, Lovely Lake View. $289,500 Call Pat Walker, 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 POOL HOME. TOTALLYRENOVATED! 1,458 SF., NEWTILETHROUGHOUT, ALLOPEN& AIRY. LOTSOFPRIVACY. $245,900. ELLENMCCARTHY, 941-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR PORT CHARLOTTE FSBO 1086 Yorkshire St. 3/2/2 Canal Home. Excellent location; 32 Pool, no flood Zone; updated master and guest baths w/glass shower, granite, recently updated septic, plumbing, electric. $171,500 941-815-0350 SOLD PORT CHARLOTTE Incredible 3/2.5/2 Solar Heated POOL Home on Presque Isle Lake. Informal Dining Area, Wood Burning Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings Great Room. $279,900. Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty REDUCED! PUNTA GORDA ISLES luxury ground floor Villa, in Tarpon Cove. 3 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car gar. with lovely lake view. Spacious, over 2000+ sq ft open floor plan. Well appointed large kitchen. Lovely lanai, lots of storage. Immaculate. Great Price $325,000 FIRM PATWALKER941-276-4674 REMAX ANCHOR REALTY ROTONDA 3/2/2 New Custom Homes of Rotonda Megan Model in beautiful area. Granite Counters, Tile Floors Throughout. $219,900 941-769-0332 Findthe perfect companion inthe Classifieds! 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES GULF COVE RIVERFRONTCOMMUNITY2/2/1 WATERFRONTHOMEWITHPOOL. SECONDSTOMYAKKARIVEROFFEREDATAPHENOMENALPRICEOF$270,000. CALLFORYOURPRIVATESHOWING! KELLIORMAUREEN941-625-7653 OCEANPARTNERSREALESTATE HARBOUR HEIGHTS Incredible 3/2/2 Waterfront Home. Sip Your Morning Coffee as You Enjoy the Dolphins! 160 Seawall, 2 Masters, Florida Room, Galley Kitchen, Lots of Storage! $449,000. Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 4/4/2 BOATERS DREAM! Well-maintained waterfront pool home with over 3000 sf! $515,000 Jackie Thornberry Harbor Coast Realty 941-740-4580 PUNTA GO RDA 3 / 2 / 2 F O R SALE BY OWNERLowest price Burnt Store Isles Waterfront HouseSolar heated pool, Dock/lift, Vacant, Super street $449,000 732-666-8566 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES PORT CHARLOTTE A Beautiful 2BR+ Lg. Den/2ba Home on canal with dock and boat lift w/ lights and fenced back yard. In doors has very nice furniture & everything in kitchen & laundry room including cabinets were bought new less than 3 years ago. This is a turn key home, everything stays and it is IMMACULATE. Asking $225K Make offer, Call for private showing! 605-351-5587 BY OWNER PUNTA GORDAISLES 324 Palm Isles Ct. Custom home built in 2015 Open floor plan, three bedrooms, den, Large lanai, pool and gourmet kitchen, Oversized three car garage. Minutes to Charlotte Harbor. $689,000 Call 630-606-9300 WHO YOU GONNA CALL?CENTURY21 AZTEC& ASSOCIATESFORA FREEPRICEOPINIONOF YOURPROPERTY. CALLNOW941-629-3188 1035 GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY North Port 5394 White Ibis Heron Creek MLS#C7237291 PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE GORGEOUS 3/2/2 1600+ SF VILLA OVERLOOKING LAKE IN EXQUISITE GATED GOLF COMMUNITY! Kitchen with solid surface countertops. MAINTENANCE-FREE, RESORT LIFESTYLE! Unbeatable at just $200,000 Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 SOLD 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE DEEP CREEK CONDO $87,500 2 bdrm, 2 baths ground floor unit, tile floors, new carpet in 2nd bdrm. You cannot beat this price!! Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING DEEP CREEK LAKEFRONT 2br/2ba + Den, with covered car port. New tile & carpet Freshly painted 1250sf, Built in 2005, Community pool, $134,900 941-268-6820 ENGLEWOOD 55+ 1BR/1BA Condo facing preserve, turnkey furnished w/ custom renovations porcelin tile floors, plantation shutters, Corian counters New AC & circuit breakers new Hurricane windows & sliders. New Appliances, full size washer dryer. No pets By Owner Open by Apt. Asking $116,000 Call 978-340-3891 HERITAGE LAKE PARK-PG 3/2/2-LAKEFRONTVIEWSPACIOUS1,890 SQ.FTLOTSOFUPGRADESREDUCEDTO$224,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC 3/2, 2NDFLOOR. SPACIOUS1,289 SQ. FT. A/C. ALMOSTTOTALLYUPDATEDSINCE2014. WOODED& TENNISCOURTVIEW. REDUCEDTO$149,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY PENDING GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! PORT CHARLOTTE Oaks III Freshly Painted 2/2, New Flooring. Turn-Key! Pool & Clubhouse $95,500. 859-230-9926 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC Lakefront 3Br, 2Ba, 2nd Floor. Spacious 1,207SF A/C, Excellent Condition! One Owner! Carport/Elevator-$164,900BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY NORTH PORT 3/2/2 INVILLASOFSABALTRACE. LARGELANAI1487 SQFTU/A. MAIN-TENENCEFREE, HIIMPACTWIN-DOWS, HURRICANEPROTECTION. ALL APPLIANCESHVAC ANDHOTWATER HEATERUPDATED. FULLYFURNISHED. MOVE-INREADY. $217,000 941-429-2211 NORTH PORT 5627 Hidden Oak Court. Beautiful Heron Creek Villa, built in 2003 with 2bdrm 2 baths plus den, 1657 sq ft with lovely lanai and 2 car garage, larger lot 13,174 sq ft. Maintenance included in fee and furniture negotiable. $195,000 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2/1 2nd Floor Sailboat Waterfront Condo w/ Granite Counters, Crown Moulding Throughout, Designer Trims on Windows & Doors, Boat Dock, Seawall, Community Pool & MORE! $275,000. Elaine Martin, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 PENDING Penthouse at Vivante in Punta Gorda Isles 2 bed, 2.5 bath, Garage. Harbor & Lake Views Jeff Richards SUN Realty 941-875-3366 Private showings Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE HERITAGE OAK PARK, BEAUTIFULGATEDCOMMUNITY. 1024SF, 2/2 SCREENED, TILEDLANAI. OPENFLOORPLAN. FRESHLYPAINTED. WELLMAIN-TAINED. RARELYAVAILABLE1STFLOORLAKEVIEW! CONVENIENTCOVEREDPARKING. ALLAMENITIES. FULLTIMESOCIALDIRECTOR. BUILTIN2004. UPGRADES! $149,900 ELLENMCCARTHY(941)-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR PUNTA GORDA ISLES Bridge Pointe Condominium Complex Don`t Let This 2/2/CP FIRST FLOOR RemodeledWaterfront Condo Slip By! Lanai, Community Pool, 10K Lb. Boat Lift, & MORE!! Minutes to Harbor, Fishermen`s Village & a Mile to Historic Downtown Restaurants & Shopping! $254,900. Elaine Martin, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 REDUCED! LAKE SUZY Beautiful 2/2/2 Home in at the Kingsway Golf Club. This Upgraded, Cathedral Ceiling Home Sparkles. Upgraded Meticulously! (1 yr old A/C, Newer Hot Water Heater) and it Shows Pride of Ownership. Fabulous Golf Course View From the Privacy of the Year-Round Lanai. $174,900. Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty SOLD!!! To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; 1090 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs, Cats ok! Call Mike 941-488-5672 24x36, 2bd, 2 bath, Lg. Florida rm with air. Furnished. $25,000 Handyman Special 24x36, 2/2 with screen room. As is $11,000 1095 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE 2692 NE HIGHWAY 70 ARCADIA 55+ Active Community Affordable Manufactured Homes!!! 1 Year FREEGolf Membership With Any Home Purchase! Call to Schedule An Appointment For a Tour! Ted 800-538-2590 $49,900!!! Wow Better hurry if you want a great deal in beautiful Riverside Oaks. Owner says sell it now!Ž Nice 2/2 1200 sq ft sectional all appliances. Too many options to mention! Call Kathy today to see this rare find! 941-626-6821 NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $54,395. + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 PUNTA GORDA 3/2 53 Beech Partially furnished, 55+ Resident Owned, Workshop, Carport $64,900 941-286-9643 PURCHASE A NEW HOME AND PAY $99/MONTH LOT RENT FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR PLUS A FREE SCREENED IN PORCH! 55+ COMM. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 43 JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 7 1620 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ENGLEWOODFOR SALE OR LEASE 3502 N ACCESSROAD# 7 990 SF$1300 INCCAM BUYFORONLY$127,885! KARICREEKMORE, RE/MAXPALM941-301-9131 PORT CHARLOTTEFOR LEASE 12456 N Access Rd # A & C Each 1479 sf $1550 sf inc CAM KARICREEKMORE, RE/MAXPALM941-301-9131 THE LAST BEST LOT AT MERCHANT'S CROSSING ALMOSTANACREAT1599 PLACIDARD. (RT775) ENGLEWOODACROSSFROMPUBLIXANDBEALLS.WATER,SEWERANDTURNINGLANEIN PLACE. IDEALFORMULTI-UNIT BUILDING(S), OFFICE, OR CONDOS. NEIGHBORINGLOTS PRICEDAT$1.8 AND$1.9MILLIONDOLLARS!!! OURGIVE-AWAY PRICEŽONLY$379,000 WITHSHORT TERMFINANCINGPOSSIBLE. 941-769-0200 3000 NOTICES 3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. 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NINJA BLENDER 1000 N ew i n box $90 941-451-3958 PI C NI C TABLE cedar top with benches, aluminum frame, custom $175 941-780-3977 PULLIN G C ART Wood &S teel Play cart on 4 wheels pulling handle $29 941-697-0794 Q UILT S TW O 82 x 66 by Arch. $25 941-743-8752 REFRI G ERAT O R WHIRLP OO L side by side off white 33Ž wide by 67Žtall. ice and water thru the door. remodeled kitchen is only reason for selling $250 207-743-3268 SPACE HEATER ceram i c tower,oscillating,remote control $25 941-743-0649 TABLE CLOTH BRAND NEW 144Ž X 70Ž in orig.pckg -gold $10 941-475-7577 W ALL PI C TURE FRAME LARGE, 9 PHOTOS, BLACK, NEW $15 941-255-1832 W ATER FILTER f or under sink two stage, almost new $35 941-780-3977 6035 FURNITURE A RM C HAIR Ethan Allen. C ushioned, pine, v good cond super bargain! $40 941-639-1517 BAR STOOL rattan, sw i ve l s, padded seat. picture O/L $20 586-436-0076 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDR OO M S ET Q ueen8 piece 3 pc panel bed, 2 nightstands, dresser w/mirror, tall chest. Good condition. RTG Cindy Crawford Key West Collection $500 941-875-3542 BED S 2 Matching Twin with 1 nightstand. Mission style headboards. Very nice. Good mat resses box springs. Bedding V ery nice. Wood. $250 651983-2729 B OO K C A S E LI G HT Brown, 4 Shelves, 2 Drawers $80 941-257-5500 6035 FURNITURE C HAI S E BLA C K pleather. excellent condition 1 yr old $50, OBO 941-468-8284 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $50 941-257-5500 COFFEE TABLE 36 w id e w hi te faux marble octagon pedistal VGC $60 941-474-3194 CO FFEE, END TBL S S late co f fee tbl glass insert 2 slate end tbls $200 518-763-9936 CO N SO LE DRE SS ER Large wood grain 3 dwrs w/side cabinets $69 941-493-3851 CORNER CABINET 32Ž high, glass door, blue $60 941-876-3878 CO U C H $ 15 0 2 C hairs $ 1 00 Tropical, Like New. Englewood 248-931-9703 COUCH BEIGE L eat h er, Like Brand New $500 941-627-0186 CO U C H BLA C K leather.V G con dition.Very comfortable. Deliver y possible. $200 248-697-8152 C URI O 77H4 8 W17D wht wsh oak 2lghts/4gls shlvs mirror back EXC $500 941-474-3194 DAYBED W/TRUNDLE Mint cond. $350, OBO 941-4234387 DE CO RATIVE C A S T Iron Patio Umbrella Stand $10 941-624-3091 DESK BEAUTIFUL 5 E spresso wood. 2 Extension. Matching file. $198 717-659-0146 DININ G R OO M C hairs S trong antique white pastel seat X 4 $30 941-766-8236 DININ G R OO M S ET Blonde w / 6 Chairs $150. RECLINER Beige Lthr. $200 920-915-2934 DININ G S ET 4 padded chairs, 48Ž Rd, Solid Hard wood Pecan finish $150 941-697-0006 DININ G S ET. Table, 2 Lea f s, 6 Chairs, Buffet. Solid Wood. $500 941-347-7432 DININ G TABLE & C HAIR S wood-quality $185 786-306-6335 DRESSER 5 DRAW BREAUE $75 941-475-6657 END TABLES/COFFEE T a bl e Light wood. Like New. Englewood $75 248-931-9703 G LA SS TABLE top New 4 8 inch round in the box no scratches $50, OBO 920-296-5007 GLIDER METAL g lid er w i t h cushion $40 518-763-9936 HEADB O ARD & DRE SS ER Twin size, Light Wood. $100 941-257-5500 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN SNACK B ar S too l s (2) very nice w/ swivel padded seat. $90 586-436-0076 LAZ-Z-B O Y R OC KER/RECLINERS sage green-nice (ea) $85 941-662-0213 LIVIN G R OO M S ET S o f a, loveseat & lamps, Beige, Very Nice $300 716-864-7478 LT DR TABLE set w/4 chairs w/3 glass panel Hutch GC $200, OBO 941-426-4108 MATTRESS & B ox S pr i ng, F u ll size, adjust metal bed frame. Exc Cond $95 941-697-0794 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MI C R O WAVE Black & Decker, countertop, black like new $30 941-662-0213 PATI O S ET 4 chairs, Table, Umbrella $100 941-220-3113 PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PATI O TABLE and chairs 4 8 Ž round table w/6 chairs $100, OBO 941-423-0337 PI C NI C TABLE cedar top with benches, aluminum frame, custom $175 941-780-3977 RE C LINER BEI G E micro f abric recliner. Great condition. $85, OBO 843-901-8327 RE C LINER TAN, Good Condition. Englewood $35 248-931-9703 RECLINER TAN S ma ll er s i ze. Good Condition. Englewood $35 248-931-9703 R OC KIN G C HAIR green $ 5 0 RECLING SOFA & MATCH. Love seat $250,OBO 941-661-9025 R O LL-A-WAY BED w/mattress (twin). Excellent condition. $75 941-505-7672 S E C RETARY DE S K area with storaga + 3 large drawers pic ture $200 941-740-3286 SECTIONAL SOFA JRaymond, pillows & ottoman incl Mint Cond. $900 941-639-6590 S ETTEE/ 2 C HAIR S White wicker Exc Cond. $200 941-423-9371 SO FA BLA C K leather.V G condition.Very comfortable.Delivery possible. $200 248-697-8152 SO FA FAUX leather 80 Ž sofa with twin end recliners. VERY comfortable, like new. Osprey. $190, OBO 843-901-8327 SO FA leather extra long o ff white very good condition $275, OBO 732-754-9370 WINE FRIG h o ld s 9 b ott l es $40 941-662-0213 6035 FURNITURE TIFFANY FL OO RLAMP stone dome, 20Ž wide, like new $300 518-763-9936 TV CO N SO LE 68 Žtall 3 4Žwide 21Ždeep 33x23 opening dark oak VGC $75 941-697-0006 TV CO N SO LE glass doors. Dark wood. 48Ž L.l/new. $85 941-235-2203 TV M O UNT system Flat 3 7Ž-55Ž 3 blk glass shelves wood frame ex con $50 941-235-8357 W I C KER S ET C ouch, loveseat, chair & ottoman. Muted tropical print. $450 941-876-3908 W IND SO R R OC KER Nichols & Stone Co. Solid maple. Ex. $175, OBO 941-235-2203 WOO D C HE S T 3 x1 8 x15.blk hinges.maple.ex.cond. $45 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS INVERTER 800W 12V to 120 V with leads $30 941-421-8072 METAL DETE C T O R WHITE S NEW W/WARRANTY $125 941-236-0697 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO 4 0 W S PEAKER S Vintage Optimus Pro 7 AV $20 941-451-3958 8 TRA C K receiver/player Vintage Lennox $50 941-451-3958 HAM VERTI C AL 5band diamond CP-5HS $175 941-639-3670 PI O NEER S TERE O with cd,cas sette, turntable and bose speak ers $200 931-636-4525 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CO MP M O NIT O R S 19 ,dell,, envision each $20 941-623-7166 TURB O TAX DELUXE 20 17 Fed, state, efile. 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Scotts 3000 $20 651-491-7549 LAWN MOWER RIDINGCHIEF12.5hp 39Ž deck $275, OBO 941-485-0681 MOWER RIDER S NAPPER. $325 (941)763-4818 PATIO CHAIRS PVC 6 c h a i rs w/cushions $40 941-474-4120 PRE SS URE WA S HER MAX 2600psi Honda GCV 160 $250, OBO 941-485-0681 PUSH MOWER H on d a, s elf propelled, mulch or bag $160 941-676-2019 TILLER/CULTIVATORM ANTIS2cycle Like New $325, OBO 941-485-0681 6161OUTDOOR LIVING GAZEBO 10 b y 10 PARTY TENT with 2 walls, one with windows new $35 941-421-8072 G AZEB O 1 0 x 1 0 party tent 2 walls new in box $30 941-421-8072 GLASS PATIO S et 45Ž round+Chairs with Cushions Good cond $79 841-697-0794 OUTDOOR RUG roun d 8  b onus matching 4x5 terracotta color $75, OBO 941-876-3878 PATIO CHAIRS PVC 6 c h a i rs w/cushions exc $40 941-474-4120 PATIO SET a ll rust proo f ta bl e, 2 capt. chairs & 4 chairs $250 941-423-0295 PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. 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Multi-purpose ladder $50, OBO 443-618-8161 LADDER ALUMINUM extension ladder 20 ft $75 941-460-8961 LADDER KELLER 2 4 f t. alum. ext. type 2 commercial $135 315-380-7296 MUFLLER/TAILPIPE C UT o ff tool Craftsman 1 3/8 to 2 1/2 ins $20 941-451-3958 PRESSURE WASHER 2700 ps i Briggs & Stratton 6.75hp $220, OBO 941-485-0681 RY O BI O NE saw and drill need battery $25 941-421-8072 SANDER DEWALT P a l m gr i p 1/4 sheet. Like new with case $45 941-629-6374 S KIL S AW BEN C H S AW Like new $150 941-475-6657 S T O RA G E C ABINET S ( 4 ) with screws.bolts,nuts,etc. $30 941-585-8149 STRAIGHT EDGE Al um i num 12L X 3ŽW X 1/2Ž thick $25 941-585-8149 6225 RESTAURANT SUPPLIES STOVE COMMERCIAL f rom PC restaurant. Good condition. $500 941-764-8198 6232 CATS NOTICE : S tatute 585 195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 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OBO 941-426-6260 RAN G E w/ Above Microwave, GE, Glass Top Built in, Bisque. Ex Cond $295. 941-475-4562 RANGE WHIRLPOOL range Bisque smooth top older works well $75 OBO 847-826-0076 6250 APPLIANCES REFRI G ERATER KENM O RE, white, top freezer $100 941-625-2123 REFRIGERATOR SS Sid e by side, ice/water in door $295. (941)763-4818 REFRIGERATOR K enmore I ce & Water in Door. Runs Excelent! $200. OBO 941-426-6260 STOVE Whi r l poo l S e lf c l ean ing. Looks and works good. $75, OBO 941-249-5343 S T O VE CO MMER C IAL, f rom PC restaurant. Good condition. $500 941-764-8198 S T O VE, DI S HWA S HER MICROWAVE White 2 years old $200, OBO 516-204-2016 WASHER & DRYER white top load, $325. (941)763-4818 deliver y avail. 6260 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 8 X1 8 -TILE-TAN 5 00 SQ .FT. $499 786-306-6335 $75.00 per panel SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 visit us at www. Call Bob 941-706-6445 Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. L o w o v e r h e a d = L o w p r i c e s A IR FILTER S 5 1 0 X1 0 X1Ž NEW $5 941-627-6780 AMERICAN FLAG 5 x 9 5 never flown-great shape-cotton $30 941-445-5619 BEN C H O UT S IDE Wood and Metal Good Cond. $30 941-423-9371 BOTTLES AVON 67 $2/ eac h Good Condition 941-423-9371 C ARDB O ARD MAILIN G TUBE S 30 sturdy tubes 17Žl w/end caps $20 941-493-3851 C LA SS 1 Trailer hitch Trailer hitch and wiring harness, fits 2011-2013 Kia Sorento. $70 941-460-8412 COMPRESSOR MAXI MYST hardly used-works good-blue $10 941-445-5619 CONFEDERATE FLAG never flown-3x5 great shape $15 941-445-5619 COO LER RED G ood C ondition $12 941-423-9371 ELECTRIC SHOE po li s h er kit never used in org box $18 941-391-6377 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! 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The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 E/N/C Page 47 JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 11 € Suncoast Humane Society is in desperate need of volunteer foster families to provide sick, injured and underage animals with the special care and attention that is necessary to restore their health and well being in preparation for adoption. Contact or or call 941-474-7884 for more information. € The Englewood Sailing Association an all-volunteer, not-forprofit association is look for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers with significant sailing experience. Working in cooperation with the South County YMCA and Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, we strive to teach small boat sailing in a safe, fun and education waterfront environment by sharing our skills, knowledge and resources with Englewood area youth and adults. Stop by Indian Mound Park off Winson Avenue most Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and check us out. Call Hugh Moore at 941-3216707 or visit www. for more information. € The Friends of Indian Mound Park welcomes volunteers to complement Sarasota Countys Parks and Recreation Department. We gather a few times a year to maintain the archaeological significance of the Native American mound park and celebrate its history. For more information, call Don Schike at 941-473-1693 € The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive patients to and from cancer treatments, work with health care providers to promote the societys patient programs and services and identify community resources to help patients through their cancer journey. Call 800-ACS-2345 € The EnglewoodCape Haze Area Chamber of Commerc e seeks volunteers who are good listeners, nuts for news, know the best places to eat in town and want to meet other people. Volunteers are needed in the visitors center, events and gardening. The visitors center operates in shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. Computer skills are a plus. Call Lynn Crouch at 941-474-5511. The visitor center is located at 601 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. € Englewood Pioneer Days 2012 needs volunteers for an Englewood tradition thats fun, educational, and provides a great sense of giving back to the community. Any interested individuals or organizations are invited to attend an open meeting on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at the Elsie Quirk Library. Volunteer for a couple of hours on the day of the parade, Sept. 3 „ Labor Day „ or join a committee and help plan whats going on over the whole celebration. Email € Englewood Area Cancer Foundation, with its slogan, Hands Across our Community,Ž needs volunteers for committees including membership, financial, sponsorship, communication, marketing and logistics. The foundation plans to funnel its funds to Englewood residents afflicted with the disease and cancer research institutions. A three-day fundraiser and concert is planned in February. Call Lou Long at 941-475-0683 € EARS Animal Rescue at 145 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, needs volunteers to help clean from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 941-475-0636 € FISH of Englewood, Inc. needs drivers and telephoners a few hours a week for the many non-driving residents who need transportation to and from professional appointments. Gas mileage is reimbursable. Telephoners call for drivers from a list supplied to them. Call 941-475-4494 € Englewood Open Studio needs organic gardening lovers 10-11:30 a.m. every Monday at 380 Old Englewood Road. Volunteers will work with organic gardeners to plant, weed and garden in the Open Studios large organic gardens. This activity ends with a tour of the gardens at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers receive fresh picked salad greens. Bring gardening gloves and garden hand tools if you have them. Go to or call 941-681-2782 € Englewood Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed year-round. Kitchen helpers are needed one day a week for three hours. Delivery volunteers work 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Computer work is needed a couple of Fridays each month, flexible hours, to set up delivery routes. Meals on Wheels speakers are available to speak. Call 941-474-4445 Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 782, Englewood, FL 34295. Memorials or bequeaths can also be made. € Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center at Cedar Point Park needs volunteers at 2300 Placida Road in Englewood. Office volunteers work 8:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. answering phones, scheduling programs, greeting the public and answering questions. Trail volunteers are needed Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. for trail trimming and exotic plant removal. Call 941-475-0769 email, go to www.checflorida. org or FaceBook. € Lemon Bay Playhouse seeks volunteers for all aspects of community theater including house managers, actors, props, light and sound operations, box office, board members, backstage workers, stage managers and costume designers. The playhouse is at 96 Dearborn St. Call 941-474-9610 or 941-474-0611. € Rotonda Park tennis courts need volunteers for the QuickStart tennis program. Call 941-681-3742 € Volunteer firefighters are sought by Englewood Fire District to join the Auxiliary Firefighter Program, augmenting staff at fire stations and responding during emergencies. Applications can be downloaded at www. Call 941-474-3311 .€ Wild”ower Preserve at 3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd. in Englewood needs volunteers 8-11 a.m. Monday mornings to plant native plants in selected focus areas, work on the gopher tortoise meadow and the butter”y habitat, and do trail maintenance. Help convert this former golf course to a nature preserve. Call Lemon Bay Conservancy at 941-830-8922 or email lbconservancy@comcast. net. € Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast needs volunteers for a few hours a week for the traditional mentoring program and for the Bigs in SchoolŽ program, which matches adult volunteers with a child in school and community settings. Call 941-473-4003 or go to € The Cultural Guild of the Greater Cape Haze Peninsula needs volunteers for various committees. Call 941-698-1061. € The Peace River Wildlife Center needs volunteers this spring and summer to work as tour guides, hospital and wildlife rehabbers, gardeners, maintenance, habitat caretakers and emergency workers to move and transport birds. Training is provided. Some jobs are performed outside, others inside. The center treats injured or abandoned wildlife to the tune of 2,000 each year and has more than 100 residents including bald eagles, brown and white pelicans, egrets and herons. Located at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway in Punta Gorda, the center is open daily from 11-4 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Call 941-637-3830 € Food pantries in Englewood need help gleaning and distributing food, interviewing clients and working in thrift shops. All positions are in the morning. Call 941-613-2299. € Village Place is looking for volunteers to help socialize with residents Monday through Saturday. If you have a special skill, like to play games or can paint nails, you are needed. Call 941-613-2299 .COUNTY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS€ Childrens Services Council: two volunteers who must be residents of Charlotte County and have maintained residency for 24 months. The commissioners will nominate six names to the governor, and two will be selected by the governor for appointment. To obtain an application, please contact Emily Lewis, Charlotte County Human Services, 1050 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980, call 941-833-6502, email Emily.Lewis@, or fax 941-833-6565. € Englewood East Non-Urban St. & Drainage Advisory Committee: two volunteers who must be residents of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Terms are for three years from the date of appointment, and one alternate member to serve a two-year term from the date of appointment. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € Grove City St. & Drainage Advisory Committee: is seeking two volunteers. Terms: one regular member to serve a three-year term from the date of appointment and one alternate member to serve a two-year term from the date of appointment. Applicants must be residents of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € Gulf Cove Waterway Benefit Unit Advisory Committee: one volunteer who must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Term is for three years from the date of appointment. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € Manasota Key St. & Drainage MSTU Unit Advisory Committee: one volunteer to serve as an alternate member for a two-year term from the date of appointment. Applicant must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € Enterprise Zone Development Agency: one volunteer who must be a representative for a business operating in the Enterprise Zone area. Term: four years beginning on or after Oct. 16. Submit application and resume to Economic Development Office, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, call 941-764-4941, or email FloridaEDO@ € Gulf Cove St. & Drainage Advisory Committee: one volunteer who must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Term: one alternate member to serve a two-year term from the date of appointment. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € Placida Area St. & Drainage Unit Advisory Committee: one volunteer to serve as an alternate member for a two-year term from the date of appointment. Applicant must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Submit application and resume to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, call 941-575-3600, or email MSBU-TU@charlottefl. com. € South Gulf Cove Non-Urban St. & Drainage Advisory Committee: one volunteer who must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within the unit. Term is for one alternate member to serve for two years from the date of appointment. 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WASHINGTON „ Under the best of circumstances, a Mideast peace deal is the Holy Grail of diplomacy, a goal that has eluded American presidents for generations. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to visit Washington this coming week, the mix of politics, personalities and historical grievances that has stood in the way of Israeli-Palestinian peace is even more combustible than normal. President Donald Trumps point man for mediation, Jared Kushner, is in the middle of a political “restorm, his plan remains a mystery and the Palestinians arent even speaking to the White House. If that werent enough, Netanyahu and Trump are both distracted by mushrooming legal investigations at home. Its all contributing to an intensi“ed pessimism in the U.S., Israel and the West Bank about prospects for a Trump-brokered initiative to succeed. Kushner and a small team have spent the past year preparing a much-awaited blueprint for peace, but no details have emerged. Many in the region wonder whether the vaunted plan will ever come. On the surface, Israels relationship with the White House has never been better, buoyed by the Jewish states thunderous support for Trumps decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and recognize the disputed city as Israels capital. The announcements only reinforced Palestinians impressions of Trump as biased against them. A mediator will have to mediate between two semi-equal parties. Otherwise its not a mediation process,Ž said Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to Washington, in a recent Associated Press interview. You have to level the “eld and level your relationship between the two sides in order to be an honest mediator.Ž The world may soon be able to judge for itself. The Trump administrations peace proposal is near completion, according to U.S. of“cials, but faces an uncertain future as Kushner, the Trump son-in-law leading the effort, recently lost his top-secret security clearance. Former negotiators say Kushners downgraded status probably will severely impair his ability to do the job. Beneath the veneer of U.S.Israeli unity, there is lingering disagreement and suspicion. Israel is increasingly worried that Trump is backsliding on a pledge to “xŽ or dismantle the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Israel also is concerned that behind Trumps tough public stance toward Tehran is an acquiescence to Irans growing presence in Syria and in”uence in Lebanon „ two Israeli neighbors. The Israelis now are undoubtedly sounding the alarm,Ž said Jonathan Schanzer, who researches Irans regional in”uence at the hawkish Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The assets the Israelis see on the other side of the border to its north „ they are not happy.Ž Nevertheless, its in Netanyahus interest to keep such disputes out of the public eye, said David Makovsky, a former State Department of“cial who worked on Mideast peace negotiations. The Israeli leader faces multiple investigations related to allegations of bribery and corruption. Its important for him not to run afoul of Trump,Ž said Makovsky, now at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Its necessary for him to show hes not so engulfed by his own legal problems that hes not functioning as a leader.Ž Trump and Netanyahu are scheduled to meet Monday, in the middle of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, The News Wire Sunday, March 4, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER MILK CO-OP MAILING HIGHLIGHTS SUICIDE RISK FOR DAIRY FARMERSSee page 4. In this Jan. 25, le photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos. New headaches for hopes of Mideast peace as Netanyahu visitsBy MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMANASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Republicans in Congress have learned to ignore President Donald Trumps policy whims, knowing whatever he says one day on guns, immigration or other complicated issues could very well change by the next. But Trumps decision to seek steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has provoked rarely seen urgency among Republicans, now scrambling to convince the president that he would spark a trade war that could stall the economys recent gains if he doesnt reverse course. The issue pits Trumps populist promises to his voters against the partys free trade orthodoxy and the interests of business leaders. Unlike recent immigration and gun policy changes that require legislation, Trump can alter trade policy by executive action. That intensi“es the pressure on Republican lawmakers to change his mind before he gives his “nal approval for the penalties as early as this coming week. Trump on Saturday showed no sign of backing away, threatening on Twitter to impose a tax on cars made in Europe if the European Union responds to the tariffs by taxing American goods. He also railed about very stupidŽ trade deals by earlier administrations and said other countries laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!Ž House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called Trump after the presidents surprise announcement, and continues to hope the White House will reconsider the decision. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and others have offered the president their own private counsel. Some are appealing to his desire for a robust stock market and warning that the trade penalties could unravel some of the gains they attribute to the tax bill he signed last year. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, tried one of the most direct lines that lawmakers have to the White House: talking to Trump through cable TV news. The president has not yet issued these tariffs,Ž Brady told Fox News on Thursday, hours after Trump announced the tariff targets. Hes been continuing to listen.Ž Listening to various viewpoints, though, has never been the gripe against Trump.Tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOPBy LISA MASCAROAP CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT MIDEAST | 4 TARIFF | 4A man committed suicide outside the White House on Saturday, spar king p anic and sending the parts of the nations capital into lockdown. The Secret Service “rst said it was responding to reports of a self-in”icted shooting along the White Houses north fence around noon. The sound of gun“re echoed across the grounds and reporters said they were told to stay inside the White House. Video taken near the presidential residence showed crowds of people running away from the area as Metropolitan Police raced toward the scene. President Donald Trump was in Florida at the time. He spent the night at Mar-aLago, his Palm Beach estate, and attended a Republican fundraiser Friday night. The White House said it was aware of the situation and that Trump had been briefed. Streets surrounding the White House were closed and tourists were kept at bay as police cordoned off a large part of Pennsylvania Avenue across from Lafayette Square. The local police said later that an adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.Ž No other injuries were reported.Man commits suicide on north side of the White HouseBy DENIS SLATTERYNEW YORK DAILY NEWS AP PHOTOSLaw enforcement ocers gather in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday. WICHITA, Kan. „ A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trumps unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in 2016 will have to prove Kansas has a problem with voter fraud if hes to win a legal challenge to voter registration requirements hes championed. The case headed to trial starting Tuesday has national implications for voting rights as Republicans pursue laws they say are aimed at preventing voter fraud but that critics contend disenfranchise minorities and college students who tend to vote Democratic and who may not have such documentation readily available. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is running for governor and was part of Trumps now-disbanded commission on voter fraud has long championed such laws and is defending a Kansas requirement that people present documentary proof of citizenship „ such as a birth certi“cate, naturalization papers or a passport „ when they register to vote. Kansas is the site of the major showdown on this issue, and Kris Kobach has been such a prominent advocate for concerns about noncitizens voting and other fraudulent behavior. He essentially led the Trump commission on vote fraud and integrity and he has been a lightning rod „ which makes him a hero to people on his side of the argument in trying to tighten up voting laws, but makes him kind of a mischief-maker and a distraction for people who are on the other side,Ž said Barry Burden, director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Courts have temporarily blocked Kobach from fully enforcing the Kansas law, with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver calling it a mass denial of a fundamental constitutional right.Ž The trial before U.S District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas, centers on the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as the Motor Voter Law, which allows people to register to vote when applying for a drivers license. Robinson will decide whether Kobach has legal authority to Kansas voting rights trial has national implicationsBy ROXANA HEGEMANASSOCIATED PRESSVOTING | 4 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Jan. 4, photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during an interview in Topeka, Kan. AP PHOTOSBrazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, center, listens during a visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalems old city, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTSunny and pleasant ClearHIGH 77 LOW 450% chance of rain 0% chance of rainPartly sunny and nice78 / 555% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESunny and nice; breezy in the afternoon80 / 6510% chance of rain TUESDAYCloudy with a couple of showers75 / 5465% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSome sunshine69 / 495% chance of rain FRIDAYPeriods of rain67 / 4565% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 4 6 4 2 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 420-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the 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)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE496675767466Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.29Ž Year to date 2.64Ž Normal year to date 4.52Ž Record 1.50Ž (1989) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.31Ž Year to date 1.64Ž Normal year to date 4.99Ž Record 1.50Ž (1989) High/Low 79/51 Normal High/Low 79/56 Record High 93 (2001) Record Low 29 (1980) High/Low 73/54 High/Low 77/55 Normal High/Low 75/56 Record High 87 (1997) Record Low 33 (1980)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.00 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 2.74 2.50 9.45/1991 J un. 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 2.64 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 72 52 s 69 58 pc Bradenton 75 52 s 75 59 pc Clearwater 73 54 s 73 60 pc Coral Springs 74 57 s 75 58 s Daytona Beach 65 49 s 71 53 s Fort Lauderdale 75 59 s 75 64 s Fort Myers 77 51 s 78 56 pc Gainesville 69 37 s 73 48 s Jacksonville 65 39 s 71 49 s Key Largo 74 61 s 74 64 s Key West 73 64 s 75 68 s Lakeland 74 43 s 75 52 s Melbourne 71 55 s 74 59 s Miami 76 58 s 76 62 s Naples 78 53 s 78 59 pc Ocala 71 39 s 74 48 s Okeechobee 72 47 s 74 53 s Orlando 72 46 s 76 51 s Panama City 73 51 s 72 62 pc Pensacola 72 55 s 73 66 pc Pompano Beach 74 59 s 75 62 s St. Augustine 61 48 s 66 54 s St. Petersburg 74 53 s 75 59 pc Sarasota 75 49 s 75 56 pc Tallahassee 71 40 s 71 51 pc Tampa 74 51 s 75 58 pc Vero Beach 70 54 s 74 56 s West Palm Beach 74 59 s 75 60 s Punta 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 TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 4:19a 10:58a 4:40p 11:19p Mon. 5:08a 11:22a 5:04p --Today 2:56a 9:14a 3:17p 9:35p Mon. 3:45a 9:38a 3:41p 10:27p Today 1:58a 8:04a 2:30p 8:21p Mon. 2:55a 8:31a 2:59p 9:15p Today 4:51a 11:27a 5:12p 11:48p Mon. 5:40a 11:51a 5:36p --Today 1:11a 7:53a 1:32p 8:14p Mon. 2:00a 8:17a 1:56p 9:06p NNE 10-20 1-3 Light NE 10-20 1-3 LightFt. Myers 77/51 sun none Punta Gorda 76/44 sun none Sarasota 75/49 sun none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set 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. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Mar 9 New Mar 17 First Mar 24 Full Mar 31 Today 9:24 p.m. 8:44 a.m. Monday 10:21 p.m. 9:22 a.m. Today 6:50 a.m. 6:31 p.m. Monday 6:49 a.m. 6:32 p.m. Today 7:33a 1:21a 7:57p 1:45p Mon. 8:26a 2:14a 8:50p 2:38p Tue. 9:19a 3:07a 9:42p 3:31p Monterrey 81/59 Chihuahua 82/41 Los Angeles 61/45 Washington 50/30 New York 45/31 Miami 76/58 Atlanta 64/43 Detroit 41/23 Houston 76/68 Kansas City 54/47 Chicago 49/33 Minneapolis 43/32 El Paso 74/44 Denver 63/23 Billings 26/18 San Francisco 57/42 Seattle 48/37 Toronto 36/18 Montreal 37/27 Winnipeg 35/27 Ottawa 31/20 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 WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 03/4/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 64 27 s 52 26 s Anchorage 28 18 pc 29 14 pc Atlanta 64 43 s 64 51 pc Baltimore 48 25 s 45 25 s Billings 26 18 sn 35 11 c Birmingham 69 46 s 65 50 sh Boise 41 24 c 44 23 pc Boston 41 32 pc 41 31 sn Buffalo 33 19 s 33 20 s Burlington, VT 38 28 c 38 24 pc Charleston, WV 48 24 s 50 35 pc Charlotte 61 33 s 60 43 pc Chicago 49 33 s 44 29 r Cincinnati 49 29 s 50 36 pc Cleveland 37 21 s 37 31 pc Columbia, SC 63 37 s 64 48 s Columbus, OH 47 25 s 46 35 pc Concord, NH 40 27 pc 41 21 pc Dallas 70 63 sh 70 44 pc Denver 63 23 pc 43 18 pc Des Moines 54 43 c 50 31 r Detroit 41 23 s 37 29 pc Duluth 36 25 r 34 20 sn Fairbanks 20 2 pc 21 14 sn Fargo 39 31 r 37 22 sn Hartford 42 29 pc 43 25 pc Helena 22 13 sn 31 17 c Honolulu 83 70 pc 81 69 pc Houston 76 68 c 77 53 t Indianapolis 50 31 s 46 34 pc Jackson, MS 70 50 pc 75 49 t Kansas City 54 47 c 54 34 pc Knoxville 56 33 s 57 45 pc Las Vegas 58 40 s 61 41 s Los Angeles 61 45 s 72 49 s Louisville 55 34 s 54 39 pc Memphis 66 50 pc 64 41 t Milwaukee 43 32 s 42 33 r Minneapolis 43 32 sh 40 28 r Montgomery 70 45 s 69 55 pc Nashville 62 39 s 57 42 t New Orleans 75 62 pc 80 64 pc New York City 45 31 s 44 31 s Norfolk, VA 49 34 pc 47 34 s Oklahoma City 62 47 c 60 34 s Omaha 56 39 c 46 29 c Philadelphia 46 27 s 45 27 s Phoenix 67 45 s 71 48 s Pittsburgh 42 20 s 43 29 s Portland, ME 39 29 c 40 28 c Portland, OR 50 37 c 51 32 sh Providence 43 32 pc 42 29 sn Raleigh 55 31 s 51 35 s Salt Lake City 38 28 sn 41 26 pc St. Louis 60 43 s 54 37 t San Antonio 81 67 c 76 54 t San Diego 62 47 s 71 51 s San Francisco 57 42 pc 61 44 s Seattle 48 37 c 48 35 c Washington, DC 50 30 s 47 30 s Amsterdam 48 36 r 50 35 c Baghdad 82 57 pc 82 61 s Beijing 48 25 c 48 22 s Berlin 38 27 c 49 27 pc Buenos Aires 89 63 pc 83 52 t Cairo 89 63 s 90 68 s Calgary 17 -1 c 21 2 s Cancun 82 70 pc 82 69 s Dublin 41 33 c 44 35 sh Edmonton 23 2 pc 21 4 c Halifax 40 33 c 40 30 c Kiev 22 13 sn 25 14 s London 47 40 sh 51 39 r Madrid 57 42 r 50 39 r Mexico City 80 53 pc 80 54 pc Montreal 37 27 sf 37 24 c Ottawa 31 20 sf 37 22 pc Paris 48 36 r 53 40 c Regina 26 15 sn 20 5 sn Rio de Janeiro 88 78 t 88 77 t Rome 58 46 c 57 47 sh St. Johns 34 28 s 34 30 pc San Juan 80 72 sh 80 68 pc Sydney 79 69 pc 75 67 t Tokyo 65 56 s 65 46 r Toronto 36 18 s 37 27 s Vancouver 45 32 pc 44 30 c Winnipeg 35 27 sn 32 14 snHigh .................. 82 at Hollywood, FLLow ....................... -10 at Shelby, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)62An area from New York to Vermont suffered one of its worst ice storms on record on March 4, 1991. Q: Is northern Canada colder than the North Pole?A: Yes. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 77/45 74/45 76/47 76/47 73/46 74/44 74/44 73/44 75/45 74/51 75/52 75/55 75/49 77/51 76/44 76/44 76/47 77/44 76/46 73/45 73/46 74/43 74/44 74/53 73/46 74/54 75/50 75/49 75/44 74/49 75/49 73/44 75/49 73/54 75/55 77/50 76/50 76/46 FINANCIAL NEWS Dear Mr. Berko: I saw in a recent edition of USA Today that the federal Mint is offering (to use your word) a Golconda „ selling individual state $100 bills at only $99. These are beautiful productions that look exactly like $100 bills, except the symbol of your state is embossed on the front. Each is made of 1 ounce of silver, and these 100s are struck in high relief and have a 0.999 pure silver proof “nish. A friend of mine has six of them, and theyre absolutely beautiful. Mary Ellen Withrow „ the 40th U.S. treasurer „ claimed in the paper: We can barely keep up with all the orders.Ž These are the “rst and only State SilverŽ 100s ever struck by the U.S. Mint. And everyone living outside the United States must pay $198 for the State Silver 100s. I could buy 10 of these and sell them for a big pro“t. „ RE, Erie, Pa. Dear RE : Ive seen the advertisement in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and, surprisingly, even my hometown newspaper. Ive also seen the State Silver 100s themselves, and suf“ce it to say that they shine and sparkle like GIA-certi“ed ”awless 5-carat diamonds. They glitter. Theyre exquisite. Theyre dazzling. But theyre a colossal rip-off. First be mindful that the Federated Mint (a private forpro“t company in North Canton, Ohio) is not in any way related to the federal Mint, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Then be mindful that though these brightly shining bills contain 1 ounce of silver, 1 ounce of silver is worth about $17. So the Federated Mint grosses $82 on every one of these 100s it sells. Meanwhile, thousands and thousands of stupids out there are willing to pay $99 for this bauble. If you decided to make a $1,000 mortgage payment with 10 of these $100Ž gimcracks, the bank would laugh you all the way to the curb. Those full-page Federated Mint advertisements are so chock-full of misleading and contestable hyperbole that Im gabber”asted even stupids like you fall for the crap printed there. And Im especially ”abbergasted that The Wall Street Journal and other papers would run those duplicitous ads. Mary Ellen Withrow says the response for these 100s is like a modern-day gold rush. What tommyrot. Its embarrassing when a former treasurer of the U.S. stoops so low as to claim, Everyone wants to get their hands on the “rst and only State Silver 100s now being handed over to U.S. residents at just the state minimum.Ž She also said to get as many of these new State Silver 100s as you can before theyre all gone.Ž Shame on you, Mary Ellen. Holy moly, great googly moogly and holy frijole, if readers believe this and the phone lines are ringing off the hook,Ž then I have frightful reservations about the future of America. And I think newspaper publishers ought to be more circumspect about the ads they print. They know that such ads in their papers give the products some form of legitimacy. Please be mindful that youll be able to buy these baubles at the same price six months from now or a year from now. Federated has a big inventory, and I guarantee you theres no scarcity of these 100s. Consider buying just one for $99. When it arrives, enjoy talking about it, touching it and holding it for six or so months. Then take it to a jeweler, telling him or her that you want to sell it. I doubt that he or she will offer you $10 for it. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at Scheme Malcolm Berko BEIJING „ President Xi Jinpings top economic adviser told U.S. business leaders in Washington that China hopes the White House will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief liaison to defuse mounting trade tensions, a person briefed on the matter said. The adviser, Liu He, said he will take charge of reform efforts this month and wants a list of U.S. demands for what China can do to ease tensions, according to the person, who requested anonymity to discuss a con“dential meeting. Liu was speaking at an event with executives including former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and the CEOs of JP Morgan Chase and chipmaker Qualcomm. The requests were part of the conciliatory message that Liu was tasked with bringing this past week to the United States, Chinas largest trading partner. Instead, his trip was overshadowed by President Donald Trumps announcement Thursday of new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. In public pronouncements and meetings with U.S. delegations since 2013, Chinas ruling Communist Party has repeatedly pledged to allow free market competition to play a decisive roleŽ in Chinas economy as a guiding principle „ something Liu reiterated this past week in Washington. But U.S. of“cials and companies have been frustrated by a lack of implementation. They point to scarce progress China has made opening up sectors like financial services to foreign players, Chinese industrial policies that favor domestic firms and a yawning trade deficit that amounted to $375 billion in 2017. The U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue mechanism that China is seeking to revive has largely been dormant under Trump. After proposing tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum from China and elsewhere on Thursday, Trump warned on Twitter that trade wars are good, and easy to win.Ž Chinas Commerce Ministry shot back late Friday, saying Trumps plan would seriously damage multilateral trade mechanisms represented by the World Trade Organization and will surely have huge impact on normal international trade order.Ž Liu met twice this past week with a White House team that included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who is also overseeing an investigation into whether China is systematically violating U.S. intellectual property rights, particularly in the technology industry. Liu also met separately with Stephen A. Schwarzman, the Blackstone Group chief executive who once led one of Trumps disbanded business councils and maintains relationships with top Chinese officials.China looks to defuse trade tensions, asks US for talksBy GERRY SHIHASSOCIATED PRESS CHINATOPIX VIA APA worker loads steel products onto a vehicle at a steel market in Fuyang in central Chinas Anhui province Friday, March 2. China has expressed grave concernŽ about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trumps plan to hike taris on steel and aluminum.


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 Page 3 WORLD MARSAWA, SYRIA „ Turkeys prime minister said Saturday that Turkish troops have captured a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria, tightening its grip on Kurdish militia in the sixth week of its offensive on the area. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the Kurdish Afrin district has been surroundedŽ by the military, special police and paramilitary forces, as well as allied Syrian opposition “ghters. Afrin has been surrounded. We have cleared all areas near our borders of terror nests,Ž he said at a rally in the central province of Konya, adding that Turkey would not cease its campaign against terror.Ž Turkish troops and allied Syrian “ghters have been attacking Afrin from the north, west and east, and have formed a crescent around the district. Turkey said it wants to oust the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin. It considers the group a terrorist organization, an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its own borders. Turkey said 41 of its soldiers have been killed since the operation began. Associated Press journalists gained access to Afrin district for the “rst time Saturday on a tour organized by the Turkishgovernment, visiting a small village recently cleared of the YPG. Captain Ahmed Taqtaq of the allied Syrian forces in Marsawa village said they seized control of three villages in the last 10 days, “ghting some 50 Syrian Kurdish “ghters. He said, Since we were in elevated areas, it facilitated our advance toward these villages.Ž Armed Syrian “ghters patrolled the village. Turkeys Red Crescent and emergency agency distributed beds, blankets and food to some 20 families in Marsawa, where walls were tagged with the logos of the YPG and other Kurdish groups. Further south, Turkish soldiers kept watch with weapons at the ready in Bursayah Hill, captured in late January. A Turkish ”ag now ”utters above a former YPG watchtower. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syria con”ict through on-theground activists, said “erce clashes were still ongoing in Rajo, in Afrins northwest. If con“rmed, Rajo would be the largest center in Afrin to be captured since the Turkish offensive began on Jan.20. Turkish borders run along Afrins western and northern borders. To the east lies a Syrian territory controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition “ghters. In the south, Syrian government forces control territory. The offensive has heightened tensions between Turkey and its NATO ally, the United States, which backs the YPG “ghting against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. The U.S. has no troop presence in Afrin, but has said it fears the Turkish offensive could distract from the “ght against IS in the east. Complicating matters further, “ghters loyal to Syrias government entered Afrin late last month to support the Syrian Kurdish militia, raising the specter of a possible confrontation between Turkish and pro-government Syrian troops. Near the Syrian capital Damascus, the government continued its offensive against eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held region, despite a Russianordered “ve-hour humanitarian pause. A U.N. 30-day cease-“re has failed to take hold. Syrian activists and rescuers said at least six civilians were killed in the ongoing bombing Wednesday. Meanwhile, Syrian State TV said Saturday that two children managed to escape from the region under gun“re from the rebels, who control eastern Ghouta. Syrian government and Russian of“cials accuse the rebels of “ring at a corridor set up for evacuation, preventing civilians from leaving. The corridor, manned by Russia military police and Syrian troops, has since Tuesday been set to open for “ve hours daily. An elderly Pakistani couple managed to leave after negotiations. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Civil Defense said six civilians were killed Saturday in government bombings in eastern Ghouta.Turkey tightens its grip on Syrian Kurdish enclaveBy MEHMET GUZEL and EMRAH GURELTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOPeople going about their normal lives in the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, during a Turkish government-organised media tour into northern Syria, Saturday.MIAMI „ A team of computer scientists from the University of Michigan may have solved the mystery behind strange sounds heard by American diplomats in Havana, who later suffered a variety of medical disorders. Professor Kevin Fu and members of the Security and Privacy Research Group at the University of Michigan say they have an explanation for what could have happened in Havana: two sources of ultrasound „ such as listening devices „ placed too close together could generate interference and provoke the intense sounds described by the victims. And this may not have been done intentionally to harm diplomats, the scientists concluded in their study, “rst reported by the Daily Beast. Those who have followed the case closely say the new theory makes sense. This is a variation of what I have always thoughtŽ, James Cason, a former top U.S. diplomat in Havana, told el Nuevo Herald. It explains the sonic part, that no one was spotted planting new devices inside the homes and doing it from the outside would require something huge.Ž The health incidents „ which took place between November 2016 and August 2017 at homes and two Havana hotels „ were initially blamed on sonic attacks.Ž The cause has perplexed the Department of State, the FBI and other U.S. agencies that have been trying to “gure out just what made 24 intelligence of“cers, diplomats and relatives based in Havana ill. Many reported a variety of symptoms such as hearing loss, headaches, cognitive problems and other ailments that doctors said correlate with concussions. Dr. Michael Hoffer of the University of Miami, who led the initial team of physicians who examined the victims, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Michigan report. The State Department said: We still do not have a cause or source of the attacks. The investigation is ongoing.Ž Most of the victims said they heard a shrill sound coming from a speci“c direction before experiencing the ailments. Fu and his team used recordings of the sound obtained by The Associated Press and applied reverse-engineering to replicate what was heard by diplomats. By combining various ultrasound signals, they discovered that the resulting distortion produced an audible sound similar to what was heard in the original recording. When a second inaudible ultrasonic source interfered with the primary inaudible ultrasonic source, intermodulation distortion created audible byproducts that share spectral characteristics with audio from the AP news,Ž the university report said. The Cuban government, which has independently investigated the incidents, has said that it found nothing suspicious in the recordings provided by U.S. agencies, and that the sounds are similar to those produced by crickets and cicadas. At “rst, Fu and his team did not “nd anything notable in the recording. We wondered for a moment if someone might be playing a joke on us,Ž they wrote in their report. But then they performed a procedure known as AM demodulationŽ and the resulting signal sounds like an F1 engine.Ž Fus theory, focused on ultrasound waves, would help explain why the victims described that the sound came from a speci“c direction. That is what 21 victims told a University of Pennsylvania medical team, according to an article published in the Journal of American Medical Association, or JAMA. Ultrasound is more directional than audible sound and infrasound. Ultrasound can be focused on a certain area,Ž says the University of Michigan report. So far, the United States has not found what caused the incidents it has labeled attacks on the healthŽ of its diplomats. Cuba, for its part, has vehemently denied that it has attacked American personnel and has called the alleged attacks science “ction.Ž If Fus theory is correct, Cubas response may be based on the premise that malfunctioning spy technology is not a form of aggression. Several Canadian diplomats and their families also experienced similar symptoms, which generated more questions about why Cuba would venture to attack of“cials from Canada, the number one source of tourism on the island. Cason, who was in charge of the former U.S. Interests Section in Havana between 2002 and 2005, said that U.S. diplomats have lived for years in the same houses provided by the Cuban government and are aware that there are listening devices in them. The theory that the incidents were due to malfunctioning devices and not staged attacks could explain why they only occurred in the homes of some diplomats and at two hotels in Havana, while not at the embassy. That cannot happen at the embassy in Havana because Cuban personnel are forbidden to enter higher ”oors,Ž where many diplomats have their of“ces, Cason said. However, many questions remain unanswered: The most important is whether the ultrasound, the resulting sound distortion or both can cause the symptoms presented by the victims. The doctors from the University of Pennsylvania could not explain the origin of the concussion symptoms, which several of the victims presented, although they ruled out other causes such as poisoning, a virus or collective hysteria. More explanations on the cause are sure to surface.Scientists may have solved the mystery behind the sonic attacks in CubaBy NORA GAMEZ TORRESEL NUEVO HERALD President Trump OKs disaster declaration in American SamoaPAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) „ President Donald Trump has ordered federal assistance for American Samoa in the wake of damage caused by tropical storm Gita last month. The White House announced Friday that Trump approved the disaster declaration for the U.S. territory in order to free up funding. The assistance can go toward grants for temporary housing, home repairs, low-cost loans for property losses and other programs. He previously declared an emergency in the region Feb. 11, a few days after the storm initially hit to help the 50,000 residents. The storm pummeled the South Paci“c islands, causing downed trees, damaged buildings and widespread power outages. Hundreds of people are still living in emergency shelters. Residents who sustained losses in designated areas can apply for assistance at a disaster recovery center in the coming days.Palestinians say Gaza farmer shot dead by Israeli troopsGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) „ The Palestinian Health Ministry says a farmer has died after being shot by Israeli troops near the Gaza border. The ministry says the 59-year-old farmer was shot in the back Saturday as he worked his land near the border fence and died hours later from his wounds. The Israeli military says it identi“ed a suspect approaching a restricted area in the southern Gaza Strip and troops “rst “red warning shots into the air. When the suspect failed to halt, it said forces “red at him and he ”ed the area. Israel has vowed to take stricter measures toward people approaching the fence after a bomb explosion wounded four soldiers there last month. Israel accused Palestinian demonstrators, who hold weekly protests there, of planting the device.Egypt court dismisses rulings on Red Sea islands transferCAIRO (AP) „ A top Egyptian court has dismissed all previous court rulings regarding the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under a 2016 agreement between Cairo and Riyadh. Saturdays verdict by the Supreme Constitutional Court dismisses previous opposing court rulings, whether in favor of the agreement or against it. The court, according to state-run MENA news agencys report, said only the legislative authority can approve the agreement. Egypts parliament, packed with government supporters, passed the agreement in 2017 and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi rati“ed it shortly afterward. The deal, signed in 2016, sparked rare protests in Egypt, which has all but banned demonstrations since late 2013. Saturdays verdict comes ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans three-day visit to Cairo; he arrives on Sunday.Avalanche in the French Pyrenees kills 1 skier, injures 2ndPARIS (AP) „ Authorities say one Spanish skier has died and another has been seriously injured after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees. The prefecture in the southwestern HautesPyrenees region said the two skiers were part of a group of four Spanish tourists and a guide who were doing backcountry skiing Saturday in an off-piste area in Aragnouet, near the Spanish border. Myriel Porteous, an of“cial with the prefecture, told The Associated Press an investigation was opened to examine what set off the avalanche. He said three skiers, including the groups guide, managed to get out of the avalanche on their own. Authorities have warned about a high risk of avalanches in the French Pyrenees and the French Alps. On Friday, four skiers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps.Fighting outside Yemeni capital kills 55, wounds dozensSANAA, Yemen (AP) „ Yemeni medical of“cials say “ghting outside the capital between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to an internationally recognized government has killed more than 55 people on both sides. The of“cials said Saturday that the clashes took place in Nihm district, about 30 miles northeast of the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. Dozens were also wounded over the past 24 hours, they added. They also said “ghting killed at least 25 people on both sides along Yemens west coast, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. The rebels, known as Houthis, seized Sanaa in September 2014 after they drove out the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led coalition backing Hadi has been “ghting to defeat the Iran-backed Houthis since March 2015. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2018. There are 302 days left in the year. Today in history On March 4, 1793 George Washington was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States during a ceremony in Philadelphia. On this date In 1925 President Calvin Coolidges inauguration was broadcast live on 21 radio stations coast-to-coast. In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as Americas 32nd president. In 1943 Mrs. MiniverŽ won six Academy Aw ards, including best picture and best actress for Greer Garson (whose 5-minute acceptance speech became the butt of industry jokes). James Cagney won best actor for Yankee Doodle Dandy.Ž In 1952 Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California. In 1968 Romeo and Juliet,Ž Franco Zeffirellis film adaptation of the Shakespeare play starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, premiered in London. Were Only in It for the Money,Ž a satirical concept album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, was released by Verve Records. In 1977 some 1,500 people were killed in an earthquake that shook southern and eastern Europe. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had deterioratedŽ into an arms-for-hostages deal. In 1998 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender. Todays birthdays Former Congressional Budget Office director Alice Rivlin is 87. Actress Paula Prentiss is 80. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 77. Singer Shakin Stevens is 70. Author James Ellroy is 70. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is 68. Singer Chris Rea is 67. Actor/rock singer-musician Ronn Moss is 66. Actress Kay Lenz is 65. Musician Emilio Estefan is 65. Bible verse And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.Ž „ Matthew 17:20. Take another look at this and never again make little of your faith, no matter how small it may look to you. It is mountain moving. Use it and a miracle is in the making. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ The Emoji MovieŽ has received Hollywoods most famous frown, the Razzie Award, for worst picture of 2017. Its the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor, and also took home three other Razzies including worst screenplay and worst director. The annual awards bestowed on the worst the movie business has to offer were announced Saturday in their traditional spot, the day before the Academy Awards. Tom Cruises attempted reboot of the MummyŽ franchise landed him worst actor. Tyler Perry took worst actress for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,Ž the 10th movie where the director donned a dress and played his signature character.ODD NEWS Razzie Awards name The Emoji Movie worst film of 2017demand such citizenship paperwork, and a key consideration will be whether Kansas has a signi“cant problem with noncitizens registering to vote. Dale Ho, director for the Voting Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union said the case is about what national standards the U.S. will have for voter registration. It is also a case about this false narrative of noncitizens participating in elections „ which Kobach has said for years has been happening in large amounts „ and now we are going to see his evidence,Ž Ho said. His evidence is going to be put on the stand in open court for a federal judge to rule on, and I think the public will “nally get to see how little evidence he actually has.Ž Kobachs of“ce didnt respond to an interview request ahead of the trial, but he has argued in court “lings that the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud, contending that even a small number of noncitizens voting could sway a close election. No other state has been as aggressive as Kansas in imposing such proof-of-citizenship requirements. Arizona and Georgia have proof-of-citizenship laws that are not currently being enforced, according to the ACLU. Arizona is the only other state with a similar law in effect, but that law is far more lenient and allows people to satisfy it by writing their drivers license number on the voter registration form. All of these states are in limbo while we wait for courts to settle the dispute,Ž Burden said, adding that other states might be interested in similar laws if Kobach prevails. Kansas has about 1.8 million registered voters. Kobach has told the court he has been able to document a total of 127 noncitizens who at least tried to register to vote. Forty-three of them were successful in registering, he says, and 11 have voted since 2000. Five of those people registered at motor vehicle of“ces, according to Kobach. In the “rst three years after the Kansas law went into effect in 2013, about one in seven voter registration applications in Kansas were blocked for lack of proof of citizenship „ with nearly half of them for people under the age of 30, according to court documents. Between 2013 and 2016, more than 35,000 Kansans were unable to register to vote. In temporarily blocking the law for people who register at drivers license of“ces, Robinson in May 2016 said it likely violates a provision in federal election law that requires only minimal informationŽ „ such as an oath under penalty of perjury that the person is a citizen „ to determine a voters eligibility. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia also has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the law for people who register to vote using the federal form in a separate legal challenge.VOTINGFROM PAGE 1 Unlike President Barack Obama, who often irked lawmakers for lecturing them during meetings, Trump retains a level of popularity among Capitol Hill Republicans in part because hes more than happy to invite lawmakers in and hear them out. But problems have arisen when members of the legislative branch leave the White House under the impression Trump was on their side „ or at least willing to consider their views „ only to “nd out later that his support drifted away. The dynamic played out repeatedly during last years health care debate over replacing the Affordable Care Act. This past week, Trump publicly belittled a modest gun background check bill from the second-ranking GOP Senate leader, John Cornyn of Texas, during a televised White House meeting. Democrats appeared giddy with the presidents praise of gun control proposals, while Republicans fumed. I love the president, but people disagree sometimes,Ž said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. True to form, Trumps ”irtations with gun control showed signs of subsiding by weeks end. A day after his meeting with lawmakers, the president tweeted that he had a Good (Great!) meetingŽ in the Oval Of“ce with the National Ri”e Association. The gun lobbys executive director also tweeted afterward that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence dont want gun control.Ž Its unclear what gun control measures, if any, Trump may endorse. But his b ack-and-forth on the matter was reminiscent of his waf”ing on immigration this year. Earlier this year, with a government shutdown looming, Trump welcomed lawmakers for a meeting at the White House to discuss immigration law changes. During the televised session, he told them he would take the political heatŽ and sign into law whatever Congress could agree to pass. Republicans, who hold a majority in the House and Senate, have largely learned to take th ese setbacks in stride. They all but shrug off the presidents policy pivots, just as Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., often decline to comment on the Trump tweet of the day. But on trade tariffs, Republicans say the stakes are too high for them to sit back and wait for Trump to change his mind. Indeed, their relentless public condemnation of the tariffs was notably sharper than their typical handling of the presidents policy whims. Not wise, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. A big mistake,Ž said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn. Kooky,Ž said Sasse.TARIFFFROM PAGE 1 which brings thousands of pro-Israel of“cials, lawmakers, activists and academics to Washington. Vice President Mike Pence, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Trumps envoy to Israel, David Friedman, will give speeches, and each is likely to hammer away at Iran. Israel views Iran as an existential threat and Netanyahu has repeatedly implored Trump to fix it or nix itŽ when it comes to the nuclear deal. That agreement, negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers, rewarded Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief for curbing its nuclear program. Critics, including Netanyahu and Trump, say Tehran got too much for too little. Among the remedies theyre advocating: removal of several of the deals clauses that allow Iran to gradually resume advanced nuclear work starting in 2024. Trump has said he wont renew U.S. waivers for sanctions when they next expire on May 12 unless European countries agree to a new deal that would force them to punish Tehran if the Iranians resume adv anced nuclear work. He wants tougher inspections and penalties for Iranian missile testing. He also wants Europe to punish Irans support for the anti-Israeli militant group Hezbollah, Yemens Houthi rebels and Syrian President Bashar Assads government. Israeli of“cials are most immediately concerned about Irans missile work. They want U.S. and European commitments to punish Iran for work on medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel and Irans Arab rivals. The Europeans have balked, citing U.N. restrictions that focus only on longer-range projectiles. U.S. of“cials negotiating with Britain, France and Germany appear to agree with the Europeans, prompting the Israeli concern. Trumps Mideast peace aspirations arent any more certain. After winning praise in Israel for his Jerusalem proclamation, he made clear the Israelis would have to make concessions, too. He hasnt said what those might be. You won one point, and youll give up some points later in the negotiation, if theres ever a negotiation,Ž Trump said in January.MIDEASTFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 le photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israels First lady Sara Netanyahu arrive for the Likud party primary elections in Jerusalem. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) „ Accompanying the routine payments and price forecasts sent to some Northeast dairy farmers last month were a list of mental health services and the number of a suicide prevention hotline. The Agri-Mark dairy cooperative got the resources out to its 1,000 farmers in New England and New York following the suicide of a member farmer in January, and one the year before. I know theres a number of farmers out there that are under such tremendous stress that were worried about that same thing happening,Ž said Bob Wellington, an economist for Agri-Mar Inc., which owns Cabot Creamery. Farmers are facing their fourth year of payments well below their cost of production, due in part to a national and global oversupply of milk, he said. Prices paid to farmers hit an average of $24 per hundred pounds of milk in 2014, the highest price since at least 2000. They quickly dropped to an average of about $17 per hundred pounds of milk in 2015, $16 in 2016 and $17 last year. Theyre really getting frustrated, getting concerned and in some cases theyre getting almost desperate about how theyre going to pay their bills, how theyre going to support their families,Ž Wellington said. The farm prices have no direct correlation with what consumers pay for milk. According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, people working in farming, “shing and forestry had the highest rate of suicide. Agri-Mark is also creating its own assistance program for its members and isnt alone in its concern. Financial duress magni“es some of the personal issues like depression, or anxiety, or something else thats underlying can be triggered by a severe economic downturn in the dairy industry,Ž said Ed Staehr, executive director of NY FarmNet, a free con“dential service for New York farmers that offers personal and “nancial consulting at their homes. Vermont has a similar program called Farm First. Minnesota has set up a free, 24-hour con“dential help line as stress, anxiety, depression, “nancial burdens, and other mental and emotional problems continue to affect farmers and other rural residents. It also provides workshops for people who work with and serve farmers, such as bankers and suppliers, to understand mental health. Since the department started promoting the help line in early October through December, 39 calls came in including from a few suicidal farmers and others who called about “ghts with a spouse, anxiety or physical manifestations of stress, like not sleeping, said Meg Moynihan, a dairy farmer and adviser for the Minnesota Agriculture Department. At this time of year, people are doing their taxes and starting to go in for operating loans, and its kind of terrifying to say, Am I going to be able to farm again for a year?Ž she said. Beth Kennett, of Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester, Vermont, said she and her family make decisions every day to keep the farm going, something they want to do for future generations. In addition to dairy farming, they offer farm vacations to visitors. Faith and fortitude will get us through this dif“cult time,Ž she said. Although gutwrenching, the AgriMark letter sparked conversations among farmers and farm families and words of support from the community, she said.Milk co-op mailing highlights suicide risk for dairy farmersBy LISA RATHKEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this Feb. 2, 2012 photo, cows stand in a eld at a dairy farm in Westville, N.Y. Dairy farmers continue to face nancial stress as prices paid to them continues to fall well below their cost of production.


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 Page 5 NATION FIFESWATSMAKESCAB ERRORKEYUPIRATEOXO GEORGIANERAKESHABIG BENTONTSKNATHANHALE EBAYMUSHWADEINELLY RIGPISTACHIOSAORTAS TEEODEAHALFLUB PTAGRATEKILTJEW WASSAILENIDORESASH EYESTRAINFIGMENTRCA RECTOCHERTUBAASFOR EARCDTOWERSURFNTURF OYEHEAPCOLTMODELTS NETITISADIOSRIM SPEDNEEOVENSLR ACCESSASTOUNDINGCUE DOURTOPTENIAMSTHRU DADBLASTEDBCCICEMEN OCDIBSENCREAMCHEESE NHLALISTHENNAANAIS SKYMEETSIDESTDARNANSWERS to crosswordBOSTON „ People along the Northeast coast braced for more ”ooding during high tides Saturday even as the powerful storm that inundated roads, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses moved hundreds of miles out to sea. Areas from Maryland to Maine remained under ”ood warnings. Of“cials in eastern Massachusetts, where dozens of people were rescued from high waters overnight, warned of another round of ”ooding during high tides expected at midday. As Saturdays midday high tide arrived, heavy surf crashed into the cliffs along Cape Cod Bay in Bourne, Massachusetts, drawing dozens of onlookers to watch churning brown waves take big bites out of the eroding coastline. Weve been here a long time and weve never seen it as bad as this,Ž said Alex Barmashi, who lives in the hardhit village of Sagamore Beach. Up the coast in Scituate, Massachusetts, Becky Smith watched as ocean waters started to “ll up a nearby marinas parking lot from her vantage point at the Barker Tavern, a restaurant overlooking the harbor. It looks like a war zone,Ž she said, describing the scene in the coastal town near Boston where powerful waves dumped sand and rubble on roads and winds uprooted massive trees. Its a lot of debris, big rocks and pieces of wood littering the streets.Ž Residents in other coastal areas, meanwhile, bailed out basements and surveyed the damage while waiting for power to be restored. More than 2 million homes and businesses remained without power Saturday. The rest of today will be clean up,Ž said Miles Grant, after he secured a generator to run a pump to remove standing water from his basement in Marion, Massachusetts. Usually when you think of bad weather in New England, you think of snow. But its been all wind and coastal ”ooding.Ž Authorities on Saturday reported two more deaths from the storm, bringing the total to at least seven in the Northeast. A 25-year-old man in Connecticut and a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man were killed when trees fell on their cars Friday. The National Weather Service expected wind gusts of up to 40 mph in coastal areas Saturday, down from Fridays hurricane-force gusts. The primary remaining hazard is all the ”oodwater including the effects of the high tide with the continued onshore ”ow of the wind,Ž said Patrick Burke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. The damaging winds we saw yesterday have calmed down just a bit. But its still going to be a windy day.Ž Burke said the main part of the storm was about 350 miles southeast of Cape Cod on Saturday morning. With the storm so far away, the lingering hazards showed how powerful and massive it is, he said. The storm swept in Friday and prompted more than 2,800 ”ight cancellations, mostly in the Northeast. LaGuardia and Kennedy airports in New York City were brought to a near standstill. By Saturday afternoon, airports from Washington, D.C. to Boston were still reporting dozens of delays and cancellations. Rail systems werent faring much better. Amtrak said riders should expect signi“cant delays as it resumed service in its Northeast Corridor starting Saturday morning after completing shutting down the lines at the height of the storm Friday. The commuter system in parts of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts also reported suspending or delaying services Saturday for continuing ”ood-related problems. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Saturday, joining governors in Maryland and Virginia who had earlier made the declarations, which allow states to deploy federal resources and request aid from other states. The other “ve people killed during the storm included two children. A man and a 6-year-old boy were killed in different parts of Virginia, while an 11-year-old boy in New York state and a man in Rhode Island, both died. A 77-year-old woman died after being struck by a branch outside her home near Baltimore. Floodwaters in Quincy, Massachusetts, submerged cars and trapped people in their homes. Local “rst-responders and National Guard troops rescued dozens of people overnight. Alp Yokus, 12, and his parents were among those rescued in Quincy as the tide rose near their home. When it really came up, we just stayed in, hoping,Ž Alp told The Boston Globe. For the “rst ”oor, some of it leaked in through the walls.ŽMore flooding expected as deadly noreaster moves out to seaBy PHILIP MARCELO and DAVE COLLINSASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOCurious onlookers gather in Sagamore Beach, Mass., to photograph heavy surf on Cape Cod Bay during the midday high tide on Saturday.Man convicted of killing woman who rejected $8 offer for sexATLANTA (AP) „ A jury has convicted a man of killing a woman who rejected his $8 offer for sex. The Atlanta JournalConstitution reports that jurors on Friday convicted Felix Shirley of murder in the January 2017 killing of Misha Moore. Citing the Fulton County District Attorneys Of“ce, the newspaper says Shirley was sentenced to life in prison, plus “ve years. The newspaper says Shirley had just ended his shift at the MercedesBenz Stadium when Moore approached him. As the two began walking together, Shirley handed Moore $8 for sex. When she told him it wasnt enough, authorities say Shirley threw her against a wall, kicked and beat her, then shot her with a .22-caliber revolver. The slaying was captured on surveillance video. Moores body was found at the bottom of a stairwell.Prosecutor: Woman, 3 children were homicide victimsWEST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) „ A Massachusetts prosecutor says a woman and her three children who were found dead in their home were homicide victims and police are asking the public for help with the investigation. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. announced Saturday that the victims found in West Brook“eld on Thursday were killed in homicides. Early also released their names: 38-year-old Sara Bermudez, 8-yearold Madison Bermudez, 6-year-old James Bermudez and 2-yearold Michael Bermudez. Authorities have not released information on any suspects or a motive. Police say a yellow plastic fuel container appeared to be missing from the home. Theyre asking anyone who has seen such a container that has been discarded to call state police. Investigators also are seeking video from any home and business surveillance cameras in the area.Ex-Trump adviser sells before steel tariff news hits stockSAN FRANCISCO (AP) „ Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sold nearly 1 million shares of stock in a company tied to the steel industry leading up to President Donald Trumps decision to impose costly tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the U.S. Icahn also has ties to Trump; he was an unpaid adviser to the president before resigning last August. A recent regulatory “ling disclosed Icahn sold $31.3 million worth of stock in crane manufacturer Manitowoc Co. last month. Manitowoc could be hurt by Trumps tariffs, a threat that caused the companys shares to drop by 9 percent to $26.93 since the presidents announcement. Icahn sold his Manitowoc stock at prices ranging from $32.47 to $34.31 from Feb. 12 to Feb. 22. Icahns of“ce didnt immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.Immigrant a ccused of murders in Guatemala facing deportationPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) „ Federal authorities are attempting to deport a Guatemalan immigrant living in Rhode Island who denies allegations he was involved in dozens of murders and kidnappings during a civil war in his home country in the 1980s. Juan Samayoa appeared Friday in federal Immigration Court in Boston. He urged a judge not to deport him because he could be tortured upon his return to Guatemala. The judge is expected to rule March 26. Boston radio station WBUR reports that Guatemalan authorities have an arrest warrant for Samayoa and accuse him of being involved in the killings and kidnappings of indigenous Mayans. Samayoa lives in Providence. He entered the U.S. illegally in 1992 and was ordered deported years ago after his asylum application was rejected. Federal authorities arrested him in October.First responder accused of spitting on child and using slurOVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) „ Police say charges are pending against a person identi“ed as a “rst responder who allegedly spit on and called a child by a racial slur in a suburban Kansas City restaurant. The incident happened Monday night at a Hooters restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas. Police Sgt. John Lacy told The Kansas City Star that the suspect is a “rst responder, but didnt say for which agency. Lacy says the person doesnt work in Kansas. Police told KCTV that possible charges could include battery and making a criminal threat. Police havent released the persons name. Witnesses and family members of the child told police the suspect called the child, who is black, a slur while saying someone should get the child up off the ”oor.Ž Police say the boys family was at the restaurant celebrating a birthday.June tornado caused $20M in damage to Nebraska air baseOFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) „ The Air Force says a tornado that tore through a Nebraska base last June caused nearly $20 million in damage. The Omaha WorldHerald reports that the damage included $9.4 million to Offutt Air Force Bases buildings and trees and slightly more than $10 million to at least 10 military planes „ including two of the Pentagons four doomsdayŽ planes. Those two E-4B Nightwatch aircraft serve as aerial command centers for top military of“cials in case of a catastrophic national emergency. The roofs of 32 buildings on the base were damaged. Col. Dave Norton, 55th Wing Mission Support Group commander, says only 12 of the buildings received permanent roof repairs before winter set in. He says more than $5 million in repair work hasnt been completed.Seattle NHL fans snap up season tickets, waitlist startsSEATTLE (AP) „ A group looking to bring an expansion NHL team to Seattle for the 2020-21 season says it has received 33,000 deposits for season tickets and wont accept more. Oak View Group on Saturday started a waitlist for those who missed out. The season-ticket drive is one of the steps required by the NHL as part of the expansion process and is meant to gauge interest in the market. Fans were required to put down a deposit of $500 per ticket or $1,000 for club tickets. Oak View Group sold 25,000 ticket commitments in two hours on Thursday and reached 33,000 late Friday afternoon. In a statement the group thanks fans for their support and asks for patience as it seeks to be fair to all those who submitted deposits.Woman convicted in suicide text case files appealBOSTON (AP) „ A young Massachusetts woman who as a teenager sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself before he did so has asked the states highest court to overturn her involuntary manslaughter conviction. Michelle Carters lawyers say in the Feb. 5 appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court that a conviction based on words aloneŽ violates her free speech and other constitutional rights. The 21-year-old Carter was convicted in June in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III and later was sentenced to 15 months in jail. Carter was 17 when Roy died. A judge said Carter caused Roys death when she told him to get back inŽ his truck as it was “lling with carbon monoxide in Fairhaven. A prosecutor says the conviction was warranted. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 NATION MONTGOMERY, Ala. „ Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a plea for money to pay legal bills, saying his resources have been depleted.Ž In a Thursday post on his campaigns Facebook page, Moore asked for contributions to his legal defense fund. Moore has sent regular fundraising emails for the fund since losing the 2017 election to Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat. However, the link to the donation site indicated that Moore had raised just $32,000 of a $250,000 goal. My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us,Ž Moore wrote. Moore lost the election amid accusations that he pursued romantic and sexual relationships with teens as a man in his 30s. Moore denied accusations of sexual misconduct, and said he never dated underageŽ girls. Leigh Corfman, who accused Moore of sexually touching her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s, has an ongoing civil lawsuit against Moore. She claims Moore and his campaign defamed her as he denied the allegations. In the fundraising post, Moore disparaged the liberal mediaŽ and said gays, lesbians, and transgenders have joined forces with those who believe in abortion, sodomy, and destruction of all that we hold dear.Ž Moore is former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. A state board in December approved a $135,000 annual retirement for him because of his years on the state bench.Moore seeks donations to legal defense fundASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „The emotional fault lines that have divided Florida since the school shootings in Parkland were on display in the Florida Senate Saturday as lawmakers passionately debated an assault weapons ban and then rejected it along primarily party lines. The 20-17 vote against the ban included two Republicans, state Sens. Anitere Flores and Rene Garcia of Hialeah, who joined 15 Democrats to support it. The vote came in a rare weekend floor session as the Senate spent the day on legislation aimed at responding to the Feb. 14 Parkland attack. The bill would inject millions of dollars into mental health and school safety programs that lawmakers have long ignored and do something unseen in Florida for decades: impose new limits on gun access. If anything has come out of that tragedy, it is the realization that we have not done enough to this point comprehensively to have mechanisms in place to prevent this from occurring,Ž Republican state Sen. Bill Galvano said as he introduced a new draft of the Senate plan. The Senate had planned to take up its version of the legislation Friday, but with dozens of amen dments drafted by Democrats Senate leaders decided to spend much of Saturday debating the issue. Galvano also revised the proposal to include some components sought by House leaders in an attempt to send the bill to the other chamber and have it approved in time for it to reach the governors desk before the session ends on March 9. Galvano called the legislation a compilation of many, many ideas,Ž informed in part by the parents of victims and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and many in the Parkland community who traveled to Tallahassee last week. I think this journey is just beginning,Ž Galvano said. This is not the end all and be all. I think we have much to do in this area, and I plan to do much in this areaŽ so that all people are safe to lead their daily lives and be productive in this state.Ž The four-part legislation focused on mental health, “rearms safety, school safety and communication and includes what Galvano said was the most frequent requestŽ „ to raise the age for buying a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21. He did not note that many of the parents and thousands of activists who rallied at the Capitol also wanted lawmakers to ban assault weapons. For more than an hour, the Senate debated an amendment by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, to add an assault weapons ban to the package. State Sen. David Simmons, an opponent of the ban, cited Adolf Hitler for seizing guns from German citizens and defended the need to allow civilians to have access to them. Democratic state Sen. Kevin Rader, who is Jewish and represents Parkland, called the analogy absolutely unfair.Ž He recalled the evening he spent with parents waiting for the bodies of the victims to be identi“ed. Everyone (from Parkland) is in agreement about banning assault weapons,Ž he said. Galvano said he included what he thought was necessary for school safety, and he did not want to include at this point a complete ban on “rearmsŽ because he said he thought an assault weapons ban would not be constitutional under the privacy and right to bear arms provisions of Floridas Constitution. State Sen. J ose Javier Rodriguez of Miami was among several Democrats who argued that the high-capacity weapons are not needed for civilians. They are designed to kill, modified for civilian use, and then sold to the public with billions of dollars of profit,Ž he said. The reason it is not being included is not because of constitutional law. It is a political decision not to include an assault weapons ban in here.Ž But Republican state Sen. Kelli Stargel countered that she and her colleagues were not motivated by politics. She said she is willing to raise the age to 21 but bristled at the claim by gun control activists that prayers dont matter. The one thing that will actually change this the most is the one thing that has become fighting words „ and that is to say we need thoughts and prayers,Ž she said.Florida Senate rejects assault-weapons banBy MARY ELLEN KLAS, STEVE BOUSQUET and LAWRENCE MOWERMIAMI HERALD


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 Page 7 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to the 1925 incorporation of the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. I focused first on Ohio farmers, then farmers in other states and eventually city dwellers, too. In the 1930s, I broadened my scope to include life insurance and property insurance. I changed my name in 1955 to one you might recognize today. It reflected my increased range of operations and my destiny to serve customers in all 50 states. Today, based in Columbus and owned by my policyholders, Im an insurance giant offering pet insurance, boat insurance, annuities, mortgages and more. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. $300 million, they might recommend (based on the companys needs) that it sell 10 percent of its business as stock, issuing 1 million shares priced at $30 per share. Once its announced that the company is going public, if people are scrambling to buy shares, the bank might increase the opening price, while a lack of interest could cause the price to be lowered „ or Home Surgery Kits might even postpone or cancel the offering. If all goes as planned, $30 million will be generated. The investment bank will typically keep about 7 percent, a hefty sum, for its services, and Home Surgery Kits will get the rest. From now on, people will buy and sell Home Surgery Kits (ticker: OUCHH) shares from one another on the market, typically through brokerages. Home Surgery Kits will not receive any more proceeds from these shares „ it got its money when it issued them. As a public company now, Home Surgery Kits will have obligations to its shareholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For example, it will have to report earnings quarterly and have its reports regularly audited.The Motley Fool TakeDollars and Cents From TencentIf youre looking for stocks that have huge growth potential, the Chinese tech sector is a great starting point. One of the worlds fastest-growing economies, China features an expanding middle class and increasing internet engagement. A particularly appealing Chinese tech stock is Tencent Holdings (NASDAQ: TCEHY). Its the largest video-game publisher worldwide, generating more than $10 billion in revenue from games last year. Hit titles such as League of LegendsŽ are racking up hundreds of millions of monthly active users and demonstrating longevity thats the envy of competitors. Its Honor of KingsŽ is Chinas most popular mobile game „ and perhaps the most-played video game in the world. Tencent is postitioned to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of ongoing industry growth, and its combination of gaming and social media businesses WeChat make it an early power player in e-sports „ competitive multiplayer videogame playing. The tech giants growth opportunities in categories such as e-commerce, ride hailing, cloud services and online payment processing make it well worth considering for the long-term portfolios of risk-tolerant investors. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Tencent Holdings.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentHurt by Frequent TradingYears ago, a co-worker came into my office with a marvelous story of how he was making lots of money with an investment adviser who was buying and selling stocks for him. Not long after, I sent this adviserŽ my money, and he assured me he was investing it to make me rich. I later discovered the adviser was just trading frequently and racking up some very high brokerage fees. I didnt even know what investing on margin was, but he had me doing it, and soon I was getting notices that my stocks were being sold to cover losses as various stocks were going down. It was a very expensive lesson. I learned there are questionable advisers who dont have your best interest in mind. I also learned that the No. 1 person with your best interest at heart is you, and not to invest in anything you dont understand. „ F., online The Fool Responds: Some financial professionals do have conflicts of interest, such as if theyre compensated for selling you on certain investments. Others may simply not be skilled investors. Many investors without much confidence in their holdings will jump in and out of them every time they run across new and exciting investments. Such frequent trading will rack up commission costs „ and can boost your tax bill, too. Some advisers are great, however, though being in charge of your own money is smart, too. Double TaxationQAre stock dividends really taxed twice? „ C.K., Richmond, CaliforniaAThey are, indeed. To understand how, imagine that the Tattoo Advertising Co. (ticker: YOWCH) generates $100 million in sales, and after subtracting various expenses, keeps $20 million, which gets taxed. The U.S. federal corporate tax rate has recently been 35 percent and was reduced to 21 percent starting in 2018. Many companies shield much of their income, with some paying an effective rate in the single digits „ or lower! Tattoo Advertising can do many things with its post-tax earnings. It can buy more equipment, hire more workers, pay dividends to shareholders, buy back and retire some of its own shares (which boosts the value of remaining shares) and so on. Any dividends it pays, though, are generally considered taxable income for shareholders. Thats how dividends get taxed twice. The double taxation is why some investors prefer to see a company using its money to build more value for shareholders without paying out dividends. Its also why some companies opt to repurchase shares, rewarding shareholders in a taxfree way. Repurchasing shares is wasteful, though, when a stock is overpriced.***QWhere does the money go when a stock falls in value? „ S.R., Columbus, IndianaANo one necessarily gains directly when a companys stock price drops. Imagine you own shares of Porcine Aviation (ticker: PGSFLY) and its shares drop 10 percent one day. You havent technically lost any money, unless you sell the stock. (After all, they could rebound.) The shares are less valuable, though, because the market views them as less valuable due to some development or news. A stocks price typically just reflects the last price someone was willing to pay for it.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolWhere Stocks Come FromIf youve ever wondered where stocks come from, heres an explanation: Imagine the Home Surgery Kits Co., which aims to offer operations that can be performed in the comfort of your home. It will start small, but to grow, it will need to hire more employees and buy more equipment. For that, it needs cash. Home Surgery Kits can get that cash in several ways. It can borrow money from a bank. It can issue bonds, which involves borrowing money from individuals or institutions and promising to pay them back with interest. It can find some wealthy people or companies interested in investing in the new homesurgery industry. Or it can go publicŽ via an initial public offering (IPO), issuing shares of stock. To go public, it will need to hire an investment bank, which underwrites stock and bond offerings. The bankers will study Home Surgery Kits business. If they think the company is worth, say, around 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/1 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI trace my roots back to Atlanta in 1886, when a pharmacist served drinks made from a syrup he created. I loaded ammunition in World War II. Today Im the worlds largest beverage company, with more than 500 brands. I employ more than 700,000 people, and my offerings are enjoyed more than 1.9 billion times a day around the world. Twenty-one of my brands generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue. They include Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Fuze tea, vitaminwater, Gold Peak, smartwater and Schweppes. My ticker symbol is a hit in the boxing ring. Who am I? (Answer: Coca-Cola)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 5LETTER RECYCLINGBY WILL NEDIGER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Small flute5 Tries to beat the buzzer?10 Throws together15 Airport waiter?18 404 Not Found, e.g.19 Energize20 Not happy, to say the least21 Kitchen brand22 Historical period spelled using only the letters of 2-Down24 Singer who once spelled her name with a $Ž25 Word before data or deal26 Unlikely to be talked out of27 That wasnt nice!Ž28 Revolutionary War hero spelled using only the letters of 13-Down30 Website with a Sell an itemŽ option31 Order to go33 Enter the fray34 Womans name that sounds like its second and first letters, respectively35 Fix36 Snack items spelled using only the letters of 36-Down38 Inner tubes?40 Casual top41 Ancient theaters42 Prince of Shakespeare43 Screw up44 Fund-raising org.45 Be annoying47 Garment thats often plaid48 Sukkot celebrant51 Christmas drink55 Geraints wife, in Arthurian romance56 What assayers assay57 Butts end?58 Many an office workers problem60 Its imagined62 TV demonstrator at the 1939 Worlds Fair63 Page 1, e.g.64 Oscar winner with four #1 Billboard hits66 Bass player67 When it comes to69 You can lend one without letting go of it70 Jewel-case holder73 Combomeal entree75 Spanish Listen!Ž76 Mound77 Future stallion79 Tin lizzies80 Basket part81 That so?Ž reply82 See you laterŽ84 Basket part85 Put the pedal to the metal86 Word that might be helpful on a class reunion name tag87 Rack site89 Photogs purchase92 What a press pass provides95 Really impressive, spelled using only the letters of 39-Down98 Chalked stick99 Stern-looking100 Many a year-end list102 Alpo alternative103 Drive-____104 No-good, spelled using only the letters of 71-Down106 Include without notifying others, in a way107 Bygone deliverers109 Cause of a tic, for short110 The Master BuilderŽ playwright111 Bagel topping spelled using only the letters of 89-Down113 Penguins org.114 Group of stars115 Temporary tattoo material116 Writer Nin117 Sun spot?118 Track schedule119 Much-abbreviated Latin phrase120 Aw, rats!Ž DOWN1 Its comped2 Historical period3 Double a score4 Therefore5 Jamaican export6 Was dateless7 Muhammads favorite wife8 Young ____9 Place to get pampered10 Nanki-Poos father, with theŽ11 Glacial ridges12 Whole-grain cereal brand13 Revolutionary War hero14 Jamaican rapper ____ Paul15 Shade of blue16 Armpit, medically17 Ones not up to par?18 Grandfather of Alfred the Great23 Aloft28 Sarcastic response to a fail29 Basil, e.g.32 Word before beforeŽ33 Hypothetical36 Snack items37 Jackie of The TuxedoŽ39 Really impressive43 Holder of shells44 Hey!Ž46 Approve another season of47 Seaweed in Japanese cuisine48 Amount of jam or jelly beans49 Part of a motorcade50 Berth places51 You and I have a deal!Ž52 Roger in the Navy53 Clandestine54 Brand in the dairy aisle59 Breakfast spots61 Relish65 Took back ones story68 Cherry throwaway71 No-good72 Was mounted atop74 Kind of medicine78 In ____ of83 Six things in some six-packs85 Neighbor of a Montenegrin88 Pep89 Bagel topping90 Slyly attracts91 Gets back together92 Extras93 Nickname of Duke basketballs Mike Krzyzewski94 Huggable95 Challenge for a college-bound student, maybe96 Medical inserts97 ____ Creed (Christian statement of faith)101 Actor Davis103 Lead role in Boys Dont Cry,Ž 1999105 Neeson of Schindlers ListŽ106 Fostered108 Ballot hanger111 X112 Dojo surface 1234567891011121314151617 18192021 22232425 26272829 3031323334 3536373839 40414243 44454647484950 51525354555657 5859606162 636465666768 697071727374 7576777879 8081828384 85868788899091 92939495969798 99100101102103 104105106107108 109110111112 113114115116 117118119120Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS BABY, WONT YOU DRIVE MY CARŽ by Myles Mellor 1. LCS PEOAR EA PFQPIIPAH IWBWAK MOWBWAK CWR QYRHSTPOR ELEX? TX KYPRR WR E HEFW MOWBPO! 2. K OGRS VKIM FGPIKRQ KR B WGS QBPBQM UKNKRQ ZEUUVMPL BL KSL OMZBROKRQ BRO MNWBELSKRQ FGPI... 3. LDP UDBOX C YDNL NMXCI LMOY TDB PVWL TDBS EVWIMNN CIX LMCOWL? VE VWN CUBSC! 4. ONMR PQVI JCUFRJ BMF OUKZW XKZQIR OMVR RU XKHC QVRU? JNIW BNUUJI MV MZPM FUHIU! 1. My goals are always frustrated at work. As soon as I find the key to success someone changes the lock. 2. I was fired as a stage designer today. Yuck! Im not really an actor so I left without making a hellacious scene. 3. A chiropractor was mad and upset after one of his more limber patients joked that he was a lumbar jack! 4. I might apply for a fortune telling position but I foresee they probably arent going to hire me. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). One scientic tweet claiming that men are six times likelier to be struck by lightning than women spurred a long stream of questions. A claim you make today will do the same. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Often whats needed is just to act. Sometimes thinking is more important. And then there are the times when it gets meta.Ž Thinking into the thinking will be necessary. Observe the thoughts. Open them for inquiry. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youve strong feelings about something others dont seem fazed by. It doesnt mean that your feelings are incorrect or that no one would share them. Youre in one situation with a few people. Get a larger sample. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some of the best speakers in the world had terrible nervousness about it, including Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and even Abraham Lincoln. So youre in good company when the nerves hit and you go on and do it anyway. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Magicians, politicians, lmmakers and entertainers of all kinds learn to control the perspective of others, drawing attention to what they want others to experience. Youll be called on to do this to some extent today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Read your surroundings with attention so you can capitalize on opportunities that others dont notice. However decent your plan may be, you also need that backup plan. It wouldnt hurt to reverse-engineer the situation, either. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Its nicer to have supportive people around you. It helps. Sometimes it makes all the dierence. But when theyre not around or theyre not acting right, just remember that its not their j ob to believe in y ou; its y ours. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Someone disappointed you, but instead of condemning the person, you tried to understand the situation, and that got you over your disappointment. The maturity you gained back there will help you with todays situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You might detach from others slightly today, but its not because you dont care. Its about giving others the room they need to handle what matters without getting in the way of the lesson. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some say the people around you are a random matter, and others believe that fate has a hand in it and that you cross paths with people for a reason. Whichever way you believe, it will prove so very true today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The way to learn anger management is to get angry and then manage it. If you dont often get angry, you have less practice. Though you cant always choose how to feel, sometimes you can. Its the crux of todays challenge. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Those who dont like confrontation may not understand the euphoria some get from being in the heat of the battle. Theyll keep ghting for the sake of it, even after all has been technically resolved. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (March 4). This solar return gives you guts and glory. As you become increasingly independent of the good opinion of others, youre able to go places and experience things you wouldnt have considered before. Your sphere of inuence expands, and resources open up to you. Youll give half away to those who need it more. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 33, 28, 49 and 6.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, March 4, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a beachfront condo complex with a population of mostly retired people who are friendly and active. Last year a divorced woman moved in and was welcomed into the community. Although she has been invited to social gatherings and outings, she rarely attends. My wife and I went out of our way to try to make her feel comfortable. We had her to dinner in our home and asked her to join us for several outings. I also volunteered to do chores in her home, always accompanied by my wife. Recently she conded to us that she has never really had any friends. She complains that shes not included and has criticized most of the residents at various times. Some of the things she says are cruel and unwarranted, including about people she doesnt know. She seems to enjoy trying to turn people against each other. At a recent event, when a couple we know well entered the room, the wife came up to me and kissed me on the cheek. She later did the same to my wife, who was standing across the room. Thats how she greets most people she knows. Later our friendŽ told my wife I had been irting with the other woman and she had seen me kiss her. A week later I learned she had told the womans husband I irted with his wife, which was untrue. How do we react to this new neighbor? Should we confront her, distance ourselves from her, and/or warn others about her critical behavior and lying? „ MIFFED IN MISSISSIPPI DEAR MIFFED: The answer to all three of your questions is yes. And when you and your wife talk to your friends about this toxic woman, be sure to caution them that if they ever hear anything negative about anyone else from her, to always check with the person she is talking about to determine if what she said is true. DEAR ABBY: I have lost a large portion of my vision, and will be trained soon in the use of a white cane. Although I still have some vision left, I often bump into things when Im in unfamiliar surroundings. Im sure the cane will make me feel more secure. There is something I think is important for your readers to know. When they see someone with a white cane, it does not mean the person is totally blind. I have read of instances where people were using their cane, but perhaps sat down at a bus stop and read a text on their cellphone. These people were accused of being fakes. Please let your readers know that a person with a white cane may still be able to see to some degree, but they do need the cane for their own safety. „ SAFETY FIRST DEAR SAFETY FIRST: Thank you for your letter. When I looked online for more information about white canes, I learned there are many dierent kinds. They include the symbol cane,Ž which is held to let others know the person is blind or vision-challenged. Its carried when out in public to remind others to be careful about possibly colliding with him or her. Other canes are the guide caneŽ and the long cane,Ž which are used to detect objects in front of the sightless person, to prevent tripping on curbs, steps or other objects. Readers, I know its easy to be cynical, but if you see someone with a white cane, please do not accuse the person of faking, because he or she is contending with enough challenges already.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone „ teens to seniors „ is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.Ž To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: If you are having trouble getting your children to do the tasks you want them to do around the house or yard, try this approach: Ask them what they would LIKE to do and what chores they DONT want to do. Work with them on this to have better success. Try this fun idea, too: Create a job j ar.Ž Write household chores on slips of paper. Allow your kids to pick the slips. Then theres no discussion or discord because the kids have to do the tasks they selected! „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My family loves deep-fried food, and often I treat them to it, but there is an oily odor that hangs around the kitchen for days. How can I get rid of it? „ Tanya from Texas Dear Tanya: Do this: First, bring a lot of fresh air and circulation into your kitchen. Turn on a fan, and open a window or a door. Then place a bowl of vinegar in the kitchen or use a room deodorizer to help. To prevent this stinky odor, turn on the exhaust fan and open a window while you are deep-frying food. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Make cookies from a cake mix! Select any avor of cake mix you like, and add up to 1/2 cup of raisins, nuts or chocolate chips. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix together the cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and nuts, raisins or chocolate chips if you wish. Then drop the batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I received several feather pillows as a gift. How can I clean them? „ Beverly from Florida Dear Beverly: Yes, feather pillows can be washed in the washing machine. But rst check the ticking to be certain that the seams are secure. I put the feather pillow into a larger pillowcase and use a safety pin or two to keep it shut. Heres how to safely wash them: Wash only two pillows at a time. Put them into the washer and ll with water; mix liquid laundry detergent with water, and then add. Rinse twice, and if you have a spin cycle, use it to get out as much water as possible. Then place them into the dryer. Dry the pillows for a longer period of time at a lower heat. Open the door and u the feathers a couple of times during the drying process. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Pay attention to where you store your toothbrushes in the bathroom. They can be placed on the counter, as long as they are away from the toilet, so that the airborne bacteria from ushing the toilet will not land on the exposed toothbrushes. Do this also: 1. Dont let toothbrushes touch each other because infections, such as colds or periodontal disease, can be passed from one toothbrush to another. 2. Rinse toothbrush bristles completely after each time you brush your teeth. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are going to grill or have a barbecue, use this helpful hint to make the cleanup much easier: Give a spritz of nonstick cooking spray to the cold grill BEFORE you light the re. „ HeloiseCondo newcomer spreads some ugly rumors about her neighborsDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 WORLD JOHANNESBURG (AP) „ Old and sick, the worlds last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around at a wildlife area in Kenya. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan moved during the night and took a delicious mud bathŽ after long-awaited rains fell, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy said Saturday on Twitter. It noted that March 3 is U.N. World Wildlife Day and that it had received many messages of concern for the ailing Sudan, who could be euthanized if he continues to suffer from a deep infection on his back right leg. He is now resting again and will be attended by the vet team and his keepers throughout the day,Ž said the conservancy, which is also home to the last two female northern white rhinos „ Sudans daughter and granddaughter. While the rhino subspecies is on the verge of extinction because of poaching, scientists hope to use southern white rhinos as surrogates to carry northern white rhino embryos and give birth. The in vitro process would be conducted using sperm from dead rhinos that is stored in Berlin and eggs extracted by surgery from the females at Ol Pejeta, according to the conservancy. Some conservationists believe the scienti“c project stands little chance of rebuilding a viable population of northern white rhinos and say funding and resources should be directed to saving imperiled species with a much better chance of recovery. They refer to Asias Sumatran and Javan rhinos, with fewer than 100 of each species remaining. There are roughly 20,000 southern white rhinos in Africa. Their numbers dipped below 100 around a century ago, but an intense effort initiated by South African conservationist Ian Player in the mid20th century turned things around. Even so, the southern white rhino and another species, the black rhino, are under heavy pressure from poachers who kill them for their horns to supply illegal markets in parts of Asia. Northern white rhinos once roamed parts of Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and Central African Republic, and were particularly vulnerable because of the armed con”icts that have swept the region over decades. They had the bad luck to be living in war zones,Ž said Jo Shaw, African rhino expert for the WWF conservation group.Last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illnessASSOCIATED PRESS Fatu, center, and Najin, left, the only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, graze where they are kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya Friday. AP FILE PHOTOIn this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Sudan, the worlds last male northern white rhino, is photographed at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a ranger takes care of Sudan, the worlds last male northern white rhino, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. adno=3544230 2.4L SPORT MODEL, ONE OWNER, 20,700 MILES, LAKESIDE PEARL BLUE2016 HYUNDAI SONATA $15,881 TOURING-L MODEL, ONE OWNER, 2015 CHRYSLER TN & CTRY $23,881 BARCELONA RED, 16,000 MILES, LE MODEL, ONE OWNER, QUALITY2016 TOYOTA COROLLA $14,881 ONE OWNER, 32,000 MILES, 5/100 WARRANTY, CRUISE, CD PLAYER2016 JEEP PATRIOT $11,881 19,200 MILES, SL MODEL, LEATHER, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER, NEW2016 NISSAN ROGUE $21,881 SE 5DOOR HATCHBACK, 16,900 MILES, 5/60 WARRANTY, VERSATILITY2014 HYUNDAI ACCENT $10,881 TOURING-L MODEL, LEATHER, 2014 CHRYSLER TN & CTRY $18,881 23,200 MILES,SL MODEL, LEATHER, NAVIGATION, SUNROOF2016 NISSAN ALTIMA $18,881 SUMMIT WHITE, ONE OWNER, 19,600 MILES, 6/70 WARRANTY, SMOOTH2016 BUICK ENCORE $16,881 78,000 MILES, ONE OWNER, NEW MICHELINS, LOADED XLT, INVERTER2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT $10,881 a d no=3544230 ONE OWNER, UPGRADED S MODEL, 8,700 MILES, DUH! WHY BUY NEW?2017 NISSAN ALTIMA $15,881 ROCK BOTTOM PRICING ONE OWNER SE MODEL, 33,100 MILES, POWER HATCH AND SEAT2015 FORD ESCAPE $16,881 ON ALL OUR CERTIFIED VEHICLES!


Sunday, March 4, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | College Basketball 3 | Auto Racing 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Baseball 6 LARSON ROLLS TO VICTORYKyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another X“ nity Series win. Page 4By MARC TOPKINTimes staff writerPORT CHARLOTTE … The demands of being a single mom were challenging enough. Kim Arroyo kept her job on the casino floor at the Hard Rock after the divorce, working 10-hour day shifts with nearly an hour commute each way to have scheduling flexibility along with money to pay the bills. They moved often, from a mobile home to apartments to a shared rental house. Some mornings shed find herself parked outside the day care, waiting for the door to crack right at 6 a.m. so she could drop her son off and race across Tampa on time. When Christian was old enough to start at Westchase Elementary, the routine got more complicated. Id pick him up out of bed, drop him off at my friends house to sleep on her couch and she would bring him to school, Kim said. It was crazy. After school meant after care, activities and a network of family and friends to pick him Christian up, shuttle him where needed or keep him until Kim made the rushed drive home.MLB: RaysMOMS KEY ROLESPECIAL TO THE TIMESChristian Arroyo said he owes everything to his mom Kim, shown with him at age 11 and when he made the majors last year. Staff ReportTwo Tarpons took home individual state titles at the FHSAA Wrestling State Championships this weekend at Osceola High School. Charlottes Donovan Cataldi won his state championship Saturday evening with a 10-2 decision over Lleyton Taylor of Riverdale in the class 2A 113-pound division, and then Lucas Willis followed up that performance by winning his second straight state championship, 10-1 over Nathan Lawwell of Lake Gibson in the 2A 132-pound division. Cataldi, who entered this weekends State Championships at an undefeated 44-0, took down James Benton of Middleburg, Connor Williams of Lake Gibson and Owen Wetzel of Harmony on his way to Saturdays championship round. For Willis, Saturdays state championship was his second in a row despite being just a freshman at Charlotte. On his way to the finals Willis pinned Alex Rosario of Brandon in 43 seconds before also defeating Isaac Mann and Wyatt Kirkham. adno=50531123 By ERIK ERLENDSSONAssociated PressTAMPA „ Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman were too much for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Stamkos and Hedman combined for four goals and five assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 shootout victory against the Flyers. Stamkos scored twice and added three assists to set a career high with five points while Hedman had two goals and tied a career high with four points. League-leading scorer Nikita Kucherov returned from a two-game absence and had three assists. When these guys are rolling you just have to keep putting them out there,Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. You want them to keep going with that feeling they are having and it paid off for us tonight.Ž Brayden Point added a shootout goal and the league-leading Lightning improved to 6-0-1 in the past seven games. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 37 saves for his leagueleading 38th victory. Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which suffered consecutive losses for the first time since a four-game losing streak from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3. Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Nolan Patrick each finished with a goal and an assist. Tampa Bay overcame two multi-goal deficits to win for the third time in franchise history, second time against the Flyers. Anytime youre down a couple of goals in different parts of the game, especially in the third and you come back and win its emotional,Ž Stamkos said. It shows guys care. Guys never gave up.Ž The Lightning fell behind 3-1 after the opening period as the Flyers scored twice in a span of 3:37 in the first on goals from Voracek and defenseman Robert Hagg. Tampa Bay tied it on goals from Hedman and Dan Girardi in the second period, but Philadelphia regained the two-goal advantage on a late second-period goal from Jori Lehtera and early third-period goal from Provorov.NHL: Lightning 7, Flyers 6Stamkos leads Lightning past FlyersAP PHOTOTampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the first period Saturday in Tampa. SEE LIGHTNING, 2SUN FILE PHOTO Charlotte freshman wrestler Lucas Willis secured his second Florida state championship on Saturday when he defeated Nathan Lawwell by a 10-1 decision in the FHSAA State Championship Finals at Osceola High School. HIGH SCHOOL: WrestlingTwo Tarpons earn individual state titles Indias Shubhankar Sharma tees off on the second hole in the third round of the Mexico Championship on Saturday.AP PHOTO By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressMEXICO CITY „ Shubhankar Sharma held his nerve to the end and held a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Mexico Championship. Now the 21-year-old from India has one last round to hold off a few of golfs biggest names. Sharma stretched his lead to as many as four shots Saturday at Chapultepec Golf Club until he started dropping a few shots late on the back nine. After clipping a tree and going into the bunker on the 18th, he holed a 15-foot par putt for a 2-under 69. That left him 18 holes away from capping off his amazing rise. Just three months ago, Sharma had yet to win a tournament outside Indias developmental circuit, didnt have a European Tour card and was No. 462 in the world. A victory in this World Golf Championship would be his third in his last eight starts and likely put him in the top 25. His biggest test might come from the names on the leaderboard. Phil Mickelson played bogey-free for a 65 that will put him in the last group with Sharma and Tyrrell Hatton of England, GOLF: Mexico ChampionshipShubhankar Sharma holds his nerve and the lead in MexicoSEE GOLF, 4Mother knew best in raising new Rays prospect ArroyoSEE RAYS, 6


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Galaxy RUGBY 2 p.m. NBCSN „ English Premiership, Worcester Warriors vs. Leicester Tigers TRACK & FIELD 4 p.m. NBCSN „ IAAF World Indoor Championships, at Birmingham, England WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPNU „ Atlantic 10 Tournament, “ nal, at Richmond, Va. 1 p.m. FS2 „ Big East Tournament, “ rst quarter“ nal, Marquette vs. Seton Hall-Xavier winner, at Chicago 2 p.m. ESPN2 „ ACC Tournament, “ nal, at Greensboro, N.C. 2:30 p.m. ESPNU „ AAC Tournament, second quarter“ nal, South Florida vs. East Carolina-SMU winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 3 p.m. FS1 „ Big 12 Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. FS2 „ Big East Tournament, second quarter“ nal, Creighton vs. St. Johns, at Chicago 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ SEC Tournament, “ nal, at Nashville, Tenn. 5:30 p.m. FS1 „ Big 12 Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Oklahoma CitySPORTS ON TVAssociated PressTrevon Bluiett scored 22 points, and Xavier set a school record for regular-season wins while clinching the top seed in the Big East. The Musketeers (27-4, 15-3) hung on for their 12th win in 13 games. That ended Villanovas four-year run of firstplace finishes. Bluiett became the schools all-time leader in 3-pointers, making four to give him 310 in his career. Brandon Cyrus led DePaul (11-19, 4-14) with a career-high 20 points. No. 3 VILLANOVA 97, GEORGETOWN 73: Mikal Bridges scored 24 points and Jalen Brunson had 16 points and seven assists and Jay Wright moved into a tie atop Villanovas career wins list with 413. Wright improved to 413165 since he took the job in 2001 and has led the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four and 2016 national championship. He matched Al Severance, who went 413-201 from 1936-1961. The Wildcats (27-4, 14-4) head to Madison Square Garden as the No. 2 seed after their run of four straight regular-season conference titles was ended by Xavier. Jesse Govan scored 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting for the Hoyas (15-14, 5-13). OKLAHOMA STATE 82, No. 6 KANSAS 64: Kendall Smith scored a career-high 25 points and Mitchell Solomon had 16 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State (18-13, 8-10 Big 12) swept the season series from Kansas, marking the “ rst time that the Jayhawks have been swept in a home-and-home since 2003-04, a span of 103 series. Devonte Graham, the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week, scored 15 points and had eight assists for the Jayhawks (24-7, 13-5), who had a “ ve-game winning streak snapped. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP No. 3 Xavier holds o Depaul, 65-62Associated Press Sidney Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by burying a shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime in Pittsburghs 3-2 victory over New York. Derick Brassards first goal with Pittsburgh tied it with less than nine minutes to go in regulation. The Penguins killed off a penalty early in the extra period before Crosbys 22nd goal of the season helped Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak. Patric Hornqvist added his 18th goal of the season, and Phil Kessel had two assists to become the sixth American-born player to reach 400. Tristan Jarry overcame an ugly start to finish with 25 saves. Brandon Davidson scored his first goal with New York since being acquired in a trade last week, and Anders Lee added his team-leading 31st. BRUINS 2, CANADIENS 1, OT: Brad Marchand scored 2:06 into overtime to lift Boston over Montreal. Jake DeBrusk tied it for the Bruins with 2:45 left in regulation. Boston won its third straight and completed a four-game sweep of the season series with the Canadiens for the “ rst time since 1994-95. Anton Khudobin made 27 saves for Boston, allowing only Brendan Gallaghers goal. BLACKHAWKS 5, KINGS 3: Jonathan Toews broke a tie on a power play with 1:58 left and Chicago beat Los Angeles to snap a sevengame road losing streak. Chicago tied it with 5:36 to go when Los Angeles Derek Forbort failed to clear the puck in front of the net, instead sending it right to Vinnie Hinostroza for a shot past goalie past Jonathan Quick. Then, with Los Angeles Tanner Pearson off for hooking, Toews beat Quick for his 17th of the season. Patrick Kane added an empty-net goal for Chicago, Jordan Oesterle and Artem Anisimov also scored, and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves. Pearson, Alec Martinez and Alex Iafallo scored for the Kings. STARS 3, BLUES 2, OT: Jamie Benn turned another tying goal late in regulation into the extra point for the Dallas Stars in the tight Western Conference playof f race. Benn scored 3:04 into overtime after Alexander Radulovs tying tally in the “ nal three minutes of regulation, and the Stars rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday. The win came two days after Dallas salvaged a point with a goal in the “ nal seconds of regulation against NHL-leading Tampa Bay before losing in the extra period.NHL ROUNDUP Penguins topple Islanders in overtimeAssociated PressMIAMI „ The playoff spot is a long way from clinched, and its not Miamis style to be pleased about anything involving being in eighth place. That being said, the Heat knew what this win meant. Kelly Olynyk and Josh Richardson each scored 17 points, James Johnson added 14 and the Heat strengthened their grip on an Eastern Conference postseason berth with a 105-96 over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow each had 13 points, Dwyane Wade added 11 and Hassan Whiteside grabbed 19 rebounds for the Heat „ who moved four games clear of Detroit in the chase for the No. 8 spot in the East. Two desperate teams going at it,Ž Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Thats what this league is about. ... This win was paramount.Ž Blake Griffin scored 31 points and Andre Drummond finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who were playing their fifth game in seven nights. Reggie Bullock scored 11 points for Detroit, which dropped to 2-8 in their last 10 overall and 1-13 in its last 14 on the road. Weve got to turn it around somewhere and get this thing rolling,Ž Griffin said. In Griffins 36 minutes, Detroit outscored Miami by seven. In the 12 minutes where Griffin sat, the Heat outscored the Pistons by 16. We played Blake into exhaustion,Ž Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. We just struggled playing without him. He was dominant and every time he was out, we struggled.Ž The night had dual meaning for Wade. He had a special pair of sneakers at his locker before the game, with the logo of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on the toes and with the name of student Joaquin Oliver „ one of 17 victims of that school shooting near Miami last month „ printed on them. The teen was buried in a Wade jersey, and his favorite player met with his family to present them with the shoes and a custom jersey that Joaquin talked about getting in the final days of his life. Wade said he wanted to express his appreciation to the family, and again vowed to do whatever he can to help raise awareness about the need to curb gun violence going forward. Its bigger than basketball,Ž Wade said. Obviously, Im back here to do a job. But the timing was perfect for me to come back here for this city and the state. We both needed each other. Im thankful I can come back and be able to be a leader and a voice in the community, more so than coming back and scoring any baskets. Thats more important.ŽMAGIC 107, GRIZZLIES 100: Evan Fournier broke a tie on a long 3-pointer with 22.5 seconds left, and Orlando rookie Jonathan Isaac helped preserve the Magics lead with his third block of the game Saturday night in a 107-100 win that stretched the Memphis Grizzlies losing streak to 13 games. Fournier added two free throws with 8.2 seconds remaining to “ nish with 19 points. NBA ROUNDUPBalanced Heat upend Pistons We know we didnt play well a couple of nights ago,Ž Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. Its not just about losses its about the overall performance. That wasnt us the other night and we knew we had to raise our level from where it was the other night. I thought our guys did that.Ž But the Lightning raised their level as well with three consecutive third-period goals, starting with J.T. Millers goal at 4:23 for his first since being acquired from the New York Rangers on Monday. Stamkos converted a 2-on-1 chance with Kucherov to tie the game at 7:38 and Hedman gave the Lightning a 6-5 lead at 10:03. The resiliency was really there tonight and obviously really happy with the way we came back,Ž Hedman said. Giroux tied the game with 2:53 left in regulation. It was a pretty fun game to play,Ž he said. They have a lot of talent, the y have a lot of players that can make a difference. You give them chances to score and they will. But we did a good job of keeping our composure.Ž NOTES: Flyers RW Wayne Simmonds missed his sixth consecutive game with an upper-body injury. ... Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux moved past Tim Kerr for sixth on the Flyers career scoring list. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman reached the 10-goal mark for the fifth consecutive season. Lightning C Yanni Gourde became the fourth rookie in franchise history to record 50 points in a season, joining Brad Richards, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat. ... Tampa Bay played its fifth consecutive game requiring overtime or a shootout for the first time in franchise history. ... Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his 38th victory, second most in a season in franchise history.UP NEXTLightning: vs Florida at home on Tuesday Flyers: at Florida on Sunda y LIGHTNINGFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives past Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during the second half Saturday in Miami.


By HANK KURZ JR.Associated PressCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. „ Devon Hall scored 17 points in his final game at John Paul Jones Arena and No. 1 Virginia outlasted Notre Dame 62-57 on Saturday. Ty Jerome added 13 points for the Cavaliers (28-2, 17-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth in a row. Bonzie Colson, playing in just his second game since missing 15 with a broken foot, had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Irish (18-13, 8-10). Martinas Geben added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Virginia led 55-54 with just over 3 minutes to play before Hall scored on a tough drive. After Notre Dame missed, Isaiah Wilkins hit a pair of free throws, pushing the Cavaliers lead to five. A 3-pointer by Matt Farrell got Notre Dame within 59-57 with 2:24 to play. The Irish had a chance to tie, or take the lead, in the final minute, but Colson couldnt get free from Wilkins defense and, in his bid to pass the ball out, the Irish committed a 30-second shot clock violation. DeAndre Hunter, whose banked-in 3-pointer gave Virginia a stunning victory at Louisville on Thursday night, hit 3 of 4 free throws to finish it. As the game ended, the Cavaliers gathered at midcourt, where coach Tony Bennett spoke privately with the team, then walked out of the huddle, clapping to thank the fans and, hand raised and fist pumping, headed for the locker room. The Cavaliers are the top seed in the ACC Tournament.BIG PICTURENotre Dame: The Irish are not a middle-of-thepack ACC team with Colson healthy. He made just his second appearance after missing 15 games with a broken bone in his foot and dominated the first half with 18 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes. Conditioning may have been a factor for him in the second half as he picked up his first three personal fouls in the first 11 minutes. Virginia: The Cavaliers got a big scare when scoring leader Kyle Guy (14.3 ppg) went down hard and stayed down for a few minutes late in the first half. He was eventually helped off the court and into the tunnel favoring his left leg. He did not join the team for warmups after halftime, but joined the team huddle before play began to rousing cheers with a brace covering his left knee. He played some in the second half.UP NEXTThe Irish will play Wednesday in the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The top-seeded Cavaliers open play in the ACC Tournament on Thursday.By TOM CANAVANAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State in the conference semifinals Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spartans 13-game winning streak. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson also had 15 for the No. 15 Wolverines (27-7), who were also the last team to beat Michigan State (29-4), when they did it on Jan. 13. Michigan was just too balanced and quick for Michigan State, putting five players in double figures. Duncan Robinson added 13 points off the bench, Charles Matthews had 12 and Wolverines lit up the Spartans defense, hitting 12 of 18 from the field and making 20 of 27 free throws in the final 20 minutes Miles Bridges had 17 points to lead Michigan State before fouling out late. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 and Cassius Winston had 11, but the Spartans only crossed into double figures with the Michigan band revving the Maize and Blue faithful at Madison Square Garden with yet another version of Hail To The Victors.Ž This was a rivalry game that both teams wanted and it showed in the opening minutes. There were two scrums after hard fouls, a technical foul was called against the Spartans forward Nick Ward and referee Gene Steratore „ yeah, the guy who led the officiating crew at the Super Bowl „ lectured both Tom Izzo of Michigan State and John Beilein of Michigan after the nonsense. And that was just in the opening 4:24. Michigan trailed 29-26 at the half, but used a 10-2 burst to open the second half and take a 36-31 lead it never lost. Wagner, who was 0 for 7 in the first 20 minutes had three baskets and a free throw, with a drive to the hoop seemingly getting him going. Michigan State would get within two points a couple of times and was within 50-47 when Bridges hit a 3-pointer with 8:28 to go. However, Abdur-Rahkman and Simpson sandwiched layups around a missed jumper by Bridges to ignite a 7-2 spurt that Robinson capped with two free throws for a 57-49 edge with 5:23 left. Michigan State never got closer than five points the rest of the way. The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 SP Page 3AP PHOTOMichigan forward Moritz Wagner (13) reacts as time winds off the clock at the end of a Big Ten Conference tournament semifinal college game against Michigan State Saturday in New York. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Michigan 75, Michigan State 64Michigan ends Spartans 13-game winning streakBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ With Kentucky rolling, Florida reeling and the lead dwindling, Jalen Hudson decided to do something about it. His 3-pointer from the wing with 6:19 to play was a turning point „ for both teams. Hudson scored 22 points „ highlighted by one that bounced around the rim several times and hit the backboard before falling through „ and the Gators beat the No. 23 Wildcats 80-67 on Saturday, ending the Wildcats four-game winning streak. That was huge,Ž Hudson said. I think it got every part of the rim.Ž It was deflating for Kentucky, which used a matchup zone to trim a 23-point deficit to 65-56. It also was exactly the boost Florida needed. The Gators (20-11, 11-7 SEC) won their third straight, swept Kentucky for the first time in four years and secured the No. 3 seed in next weeks Southeastern Conference Tournament. Were playing our best basketball of the year, and I think the best way to continue doing so it to not rest on our laurels and not feel like weve got it all figured out,Ž Florida coach Mike White said. Weve got to handle success much better than we have at other times in this basketball season. Weve got remain on edge and continue to understand who we are and what our deficiencies are and stay as connected as weve been lately.Ž The Wildcats (21-10, 10-8) will be seeded fourth or fifth in the SEC Tournament depending on the outcome of the Arkansas-Missouri game later Saturday. No team seeded lower than third has won the SEC since it went to a 14-team format in 2013. If we play this way, were not winning,Ž Calipari said. This hopefully wakes us up and we go.Ž The Wildcats entered Saturday as the leagues hottest team, having won four straight while averaging 87.7 points a game. They looked like a shell of that team in Gainesville, giving up 16 points off turnovers and getting outscored in the paint and from behind the arc. We reverted,Ž Calipari said, pointing to six assists and 13 turnovers. This is how we played a month ago.Ž Florida played hard for the fourth straight outing and looked much more like the team ranked No. 5 in early December than the one that dropped six of eight in league play between Jan. 24 and Feb. 21. Hudson and senior guard Chris Chiozza were keys. Chiozza, one of three players recognized on Senior Day,Ž broke the schools all-time assist record in the first half. It seemed to get the Gators going. Chiozza started to drive to the basket and then tossed the ball back out to Keith Stone, who drilled a 3 that made it 28-17 and prompted Calipari to call a timeout. The Gators made their next seven shots, including a pair of 3s by Hudson, to push the lead to 17. Were playing free now,Ž Chiozza said. Were not worried about anything.Ž KeVaughn Allen, who had one of the best all-around games of his career, tacked on a 3-pointer at the firsthalf buzzer to make it 48-33 at the break. Allen finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists. The Wildcats showed some life midway through the second half, but Hudson answered with his biggest basket of the game. Egor Koulechov followed with two free throws, and Stone put an exclamation point on the lopsided victory with a thunderous dunk that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.Florida tops No. 23 Kentucky behind Hudsons 22 points COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Florida 80, UK 67AP PHOTOFlorida guard Chris Chiozza (11) acknowledges the c rowd as he leaves the game in the final minute Saturday in Gainesville. AP PHOTONotre Dame guard Rex Pflueger (0) stretches for a loose ball as Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins, back, follows during the first half Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Virginia 62, Notre Dame 57Halls 17 lead No. 1 Virginia past IrishBy JOHN ZENORAssociated PressAUBURN, Ala. „ Bryce Brown sc ored 29 points, making eight 3-pointers, and No. 14 Auburn claimed at least a share of the Southeastern Conference title with a 79-70 comeback victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Tigers (25-6, 13-5) earned the top seed in next weeks SEC Tournament with their first regular-season title since 1999 and third overall. Auburn would win the outright championship if No. 16 Tennessee loses to Georgia, and holds the tiebreaker thanks to a win over the Volunteers. Auburn fans began SEC! SEC!Ž chants in the final two minutes, celebrating a rare title for a long-struggling program thats also poised to end a 15-year NCAA Tournament drought. Afterward, confetti rained down on the team as they donned SEC championship T-shirts on the court. Brown led a comeback after Auburn trailed by 14 points midway through the first half, busted out of a shooting slump in a big way. He made 8 of 12 3-pointers after going 7 for 39 over the previous four games while nursing foot and shoulder injuries. Jared Harper finished with 18 points and eight assists. Mustapha Heron scored 12 points and made all 10 free throw attempts. His only basket was a breakaway dunk in the final minute that brought a roar from the crowd. Horace Spencer added 11 points. Frank Booker led South Carolina (16-15, 7-11) with 27 points and 10 rebounds after scoring 25 points in an overtime win over LSU. Chris Silva finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out with 3:38 left. He was 8-of-10 shooting, but committed eight turnovers. Wesley Myers scored 11 points. Auburn stormed back from a 14-point deficit midway through the first half. Brown scored 15 points and made four 3-pointers over the final 6:14. Booker hit a long 3-pointer from the top of the key that rolled around the rim before going in with five seconds left to give the Gamecocks a 37-35 half time lead.BIG PICTURESouth Carolina: Dropped its fifth straight road game and committed a whopping 24 turnovers against a team it had beaten at home. Booker and Silva combined for 19 of the teams first 20 points. Auburn: Fought back after missing its first eight 3-pointers and starting 2 of 15 from the floor. Showed plenty of resilience after back to bac k r oad l osses. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Auburn 79, South Carolina 70No. 14 Auburn claims SEC title with win over South Carolina


Page 4 SP Sunday, March 4, 2018 / The SunBy GREG BEACHAMAssociated PressLAS VEGAS „ Kyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Larson overcame strong wind and two late restarts Saturday to earn his ninth career Xfinity victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 25-year-old Californian earned his first win on the 1 -mile track in Vegas, where he finished second in both the Xfinity and Cup series races last year. Larson claimed the lead on the opening lap and eventually led 142 of the 200 laps in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. He avoided any late-race fuel trouble when Ryan Reed blew a tire with 16 laps to go, allowing him to gas up for the final push. Rookie Christopher Bell finished second in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Justin Allgaier was third. Ryan Blaney, the pole-sitter for Sundays Monster Energy Cup series race, came in fourth ahead of Elliott Sadler in fifth. Larson is the 10th consecutive different winner in the Xfinity race in Vegas, and the Cup star was clearly the class of the field. He capably navigated wind gusts topping 25 mph on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip to earn his fifth consecutive top-three finish in Xfinity races. This race car is so fast,Ž Larson said after his second Xfinity start of the season. It was really fast last year, but you never really know. This was my first time with this body, and it performed well.Ž Yet Larson was uncertain whether his fuel would last until the finish, but the caution for Reed allowed Larson to pit. Larson quickly reclaimed the top spot despite falling behind Tyler Reddick out of the pits with 11 laps to go, and Larson coolly stayed in front after the final restart with seven laps left. Larson was phenomenal during NASCARs threerace trip out West last season. The Sacramentoarea product finished second in the 2017 Cup series races in Las Vegas and Phoenix before winning at Fontana to complete a double with his Xfinity win at Auto Club Speedway. Bell followed up his third-place finish in Atlanta with another impressive performance by last seasons Truck Series champion. He had never made an Xfinity start in Vegas. If I have to run second to anyone, running second to him is pretty cool,Ž Bell said of Larson, his good friend. Plus, I got him in the Chili Bowl.Ž Kyle Busch surged back into 14th, but lost his hopes of a three-victory weekend. The Las Vegas native won the Truck race from the pole on Friday night. Busch lost any chance at contention late in the race when he was hit with a drive-through penalty because the crew member in charge of fueling caught a loose tire during a pit stop. Larson passed Blaney on a slick move with 73 laps to go, but lost his top spot with a slow pit stop under caution moments later after Austin Cindric wrecked. Larson swiftly surged from seventh into second, and he rolled back in front with 48 laps left.AUTO RACING: NASCARLarson rolls to X“ nity Series win in Las VegasBy ARNIE STAPLETONAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS „ As promised, former Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson spent Saturday at the NFL scouting combine slinging it and not winging it. Jackson didnt show off a big arm like Wyomings Josh Allen, the other prime prospect in his throwing group Saturday. But nobody else did, either: Allen wowed the coaches with a 66-yard pinpoint pass at one point during the first of two sessions with the quarterbacks and wide receivers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jackson, though, was much more explosive than Allen was in his drops, consistently getting 7 yards deep on five-step drills whereas Allen made up for his poorer footwork with his superior arm strength. Widely considered the best running quarterback since Michael Vick but a thrower who still needs polish, Jackson shook off some apparent jitters to show off a good enough passing prowess to justify his reticence to switch to wide receiver. Jackson never caught a single pass at Louisville, where he threw for 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns, ran for 4,132 yards and 50 TDs in 38 games. On Friday, he dismissed widespread speculation about him running routes with the receivers here. No sir. Im a quarterback,Ž he said. The buzz began building when former Colts executive Bill Polian told ESPN he thought Jackson should switch to receiver because hes not as accurate, tall or strong as the other hopefuls in this years deep class of college quarterbacks. Polian suggested Jackson should make the switch sooner than did Terrelle Pryor, the ex-Ohio State QB who switched to wide receiver at age 26. Such a notion was met by skepticism from several teams this week, and Jackson said he wont switch positions even if asked. No sir,Ž he said, Im a quarterback.Ž And he said hes not interested in just running wildcat plays, where hed take the direct snap and zip around the tackle, either. No wildcat,Ž Jackson said. This is not the Dolphins with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. No sir.Ž While USCs Sam Darnold chose not to throw at the combine because hed rather show off his arm with his own receivers at USCs upcoming pro day, Jackson decided not to run the 40-yard dash. Film speaks for itself as far as showing off my speed and showing I can make people miss,Ž Jackson said. Ive just got to show off my arm „ because thats where theyre doubting me.Ž He assuaged some of those concerns Saturday.NFL: CombineAP PHOTOSOwen Larson, son of driver Kyle Larson, below, celebrates his fathers victory in the Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race Saturday in Las Vegas. Louisvilles Jackson j usti“ es staying at QBAP PHOTOLouisville quarterback Lamar Jackson runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine Saturday in Indianapolis. who had a 64. Also two shots behind were Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, who each had a 69. Another shot back was Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world and defending champion, who managed a 68 despite playing the par 5s on the back nine in 1 over. Sharma, the only two-time winner on the European Tour this year who leads the Race to Dubai, didnt blink. Even so, there was some emotion packed into those two short fistpumps when his par putt dropped on the final hole. He was at 13-under 200. Mickelson, coming off three straight top 10s for the first time since 2009, is in his best position yet. His drivers arent as wild, he is making more key putts to keep the round going and his iron game is solid as ever. Its been a long time since my games been back to this point,Ž Mickelson said. Im back playing some of my best golf again. It will start to click and get better and better as the year goes on.Ž As for winning for the first time since the 2013 British Open? I think whether it happens tomorrow or not „ very good chance it will „ but if it doesnt, its going to happen soon because Im playing too well for it not to.Ž Hatton went out in 30 and kept a clean card on another warm day at 7,800 feet above sea level. Pat Perez had three birdies in a four-hole stretch and momentarily tied Sharma for the lead. But he dropped a shot on the 16th, and then came up short in the water on the par-3 17th and made double bogey. He had to settle for a 68, though he still was just three shots behind. Johnson made eagle on the par-5 sixth, but then traded birdies and bogeys the rest of the way until ending with a birdie to get in range. Justin Thomas also has new life after setting the course record with a 62, breaking by one the mark Jordan Spieth set last year. Thomas didnt figure out what was going on with his swing until a practice session Saturday morning. Even then, his goal was to get to 10 under by the end of the tournament.GOLFFrom Page 1By MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS „ Bradley Chubb would normally be content relying on game tapes to make his case to scouts. There, he insists, they will find a big man with edge-rushing skills and enough power to stuff the run. Watch enough of footage and it just might convince those NFL executives that Chubb is the best defensive player in this years NFL draft. But this is no typical week for North Carolina States star defensive end. Hes participating in the NFLs annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, answering questions and dropping names. I try to take Khalil Mack and Von Miller and put them into one person,Ž Chubb said Saturday. Im a highmotor, high-energy guy.Ž If team executives concur, his name could be one of the first three called in April. Naturally, Chubb describes himself as the best player in Indy this weekend and whos going to argue with a 6-foot-4, 269-pound man. Not the deep, diverse quarterback group, which did its on-thefield workouts Saturday and will likely spend the next few years trying to escape Chubbs grasp. Not the highly touted running back class, which includes Saquon Barkley and Chubbs own cousin, Nick, who will be running away from a lineman who posted 25 sacks and 541 /2 tackles for loss over the past three seasons. Sure, there are questions. Is he big enough to hold up against the NFLs massive tackles, does he have enough moves to make an immediate impact, can he make a smooth transition to the more physical pro game? He might also be asked to explain why he spat upon the Florida State logo following North Carolina States upset win or why he decided to skip the Wolfpacks bowl game. Those who know Chubb best have no doubt he will succeed. Hes so happy, always smiling,Ž said offensive tackle Will Richardson, a college teammate who routinely squared off with Chubb in practice. Hes a goofball. We used to get grapes after a game and he would come over and knock them out of your hands and someone would be like Why did you do that? But he always had a few extra grapes in his other hand to give to you. Hes definitely a goofball, a goofball in a good way.Ž Many believe theres nothing goofy about him being possibly the best pass-rusher in a draft heavy on interior linemen „ and thin at one of the NFLs most coveted positions. Those challenging Chubbs title include Marcus Davenport of UTSA, Sam Hubbard of Ohio State, Arden Key of LSU and Harold Landry of Boston College. Each had college careers that ranged from solid to spectacular, and each knows they must answer questions about size, injuries or the competition level theyve faced. Nobody in this draft class has a first step like mine,Ž Landry said. My mindset and my approach to the game, Im a guy thats going to do whatever it takes to be the best at my position.Ž But those who played alongside Chubb understand his impact cannot be measured in stats alone. We got to win more games,Ž college teammate and combine invitee Justin Jones said. Having a guy like Bradley Chubb on the edge, it turns a lot of plays back to us and the rest of the team. They want to take Bradley out of the game, and we have other (defensive) linemen that can make plays.Ž Chubb appears to have the size to play right away, room to grow and even bloodlines working in his favor. His father, Aaron, played at Georgia. His older brother, Brandon, starred at Wake Forest before being signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spending most of that season on the Detroit Lions practice squad. So if things fall the right way, Bradley Chubb could become the highest-drafted descendant of the family that established ChubbtownŽ „ a rural area in northwestern Georgia, three miles from the Alabama border„ in the mid-1800s. And thats an honor Chubb would treasure. When youre there, you feel it,Ž he said. My last name is Chubb, and I wear it with pride.ŽNFL: CombineChubb makes case to be top-“ ve pick Kyle Larsons (42) pit crew celebrates after he wins the Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 Saturday in Las Vegas.


The Sun / Sunday, March 4, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GB Toronto 44 17 .721 „ Boston 44 19 .698 1 Philadelphia 34 27 .557 10 New York 24 39 .381 21 Brooklyn 20 43 .317 25 Southeast Division W L PCT. GB Washington 36 27 .571 „ Miami 33 30 .524 3 Charlotte 28 35 .444 8 Orlando 20 43 .317 16 Atlanta 19 44 .302 17 Central Division W L PCT. GB Cleveland 36 26 .581 „ Indiana 35 27 .565 1 Milwaukee 33 29 .532 3 Detroit 29 34 .460 7 Chicago 21 41 .339 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L PCT. GB Houston 48 13 .787 „ San Antonio 36 26 .581 12 New Orleans 35 26 .574 13 Dallas 19 44 .302 30 Memphis 18 44 .290 30 Northwest Division W L PCT. GB Portland 36 26 .581 „ Oklahoma City 37 27 .578 „ Minnesota 38 28 .576 „ Denver 35 28 .556 1 Utah 32 30 .516 4 Paci“ c Division W L PCT. GBGolden State 49 14 .778 „ L.A. Clippers 33 28 .541 15 L.A. Lakers 27 34 .443 21 Sacramento 19 43 .306 29 Phoenix 19 45 .297 30Fridays GamesOrlando 115, Detroit 106, OT Philadelphia 110, Charlotte 99 Golden State 114, Atlanta 109 Chicago 108, Dallas 100 Denver 108, Memphis 102 Indiana 103, Milwaukee 96 Toronto 102, Washington 95 Oklahoma City 124, Phoenix 116 L.A. Clippers 128, New York 105 Utah 116, Minnesota 108Saturdays GamesOrlando 107, Memphis 100 Denver 126, Cleveland 117 Miami 105, Detroit 96 Boston at Houston, late L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Utah at Sacramento, lateTodays GamesPhoenix at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesDetroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.MAGIC 107, GRIZZLIES 100MEMPHIS (100) Brooks 4-14 1-2 9, Martin 7-12 4-7 19, Green 2-12 6-7 10, Chalmers 5-11 2-2 15, McLemore 8-14 2-4 20, Henry 1-4 0-0 2, Parsons 2-6 0-0 4, Johnson 1-8 0-0 2, Rabb 2-3 1-2 5, K.Simmons 6-9 2-2 14. Totals 38-93 18-26 100. ORLANDO (107) J.Simmons 3-5 3-4 11, Gordon 4-8 6-7 14, Vucevic 8-14 2-5 19, Augustin 5-7 4-4 16, Fournier 7-13 4-5 19, Iwundu 0-1 0-0 0, Isaac 0-2 0-0 0, Speights 0-0 0-0 0, Birch 0-0 2-2 2, Biyombo 2-6 0-0 4, Mack 2-3 2-2 6, Vaughn 0-1 0-0 0, Hezonja 5-12 4-4 16. Totals 36-72 27-33 107.MEMPHIS 27 25 27 21 „ 100 ORLANDO 31 21 25 30 „ 1073-Point Goals„Memphis 6-22 (Chalmers 3-6, McLemore 2-5, Martin 1-2, K.Simmons 0-1, Henry 0-1, Parsons 0-2, Green 0-2, Brooks 0-3), Orlando 8-25 (J.Simmons 2-2, Augustin 2-4, Hezonja 2-8, Vucevic 1-2, Fournier 1-6, Vaughn 0-1, Isaac 0-1, Gordon 0-1). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Memphis 46 (Green 13), Orlando 44 (Gordon 8). Assists„Memphis 24 (Green 7), Orlando 19 (Augustin 5). Total Fouls„Memphis 26, Orlando 23. A„17,875 (18,846).HEAT 105, PISTONS 96DETROIT (96) Ennis III 3-9 0-0 7, Grif“ n 10-21 8-8 31, Drummond 9-16 4-8 22, Smith 2-7 0-1 4, Bullock 4-14 2-2 11, S.Johnson 2-5 0-0 5, Moreland 1-1 1-2 3, Tolliver 1-3 0-0 2, Galloway 2-5 0-0 4, Buycks 3-8 0-0 7. Totals 37-89 15-21 96. MIAMI (105) Babbitt 3-9 0-0 9, J.Johnson 6-7 0-4 14, Whiteside 2-10 4-5 8, Dragic 4-9 4-4 13, Richardson 7-13 2-2 17, Winslow 5-10 2-2 13, Olynyk 6-10 2-2 17, Haslem 0-0 0-0 0, Wade 3-9 5-9 11, McGruder 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 37-82 19-28 105.DETROIT 28 18 24 26 „ 96 MIAMI 27 32 15 31 „ 1053-Point Goals„Detroit 7-24 (Grif“ n 3-6, Buycks 1-1, S.Johnson 1-3, Ennis III 1-4, Bullock 1-6, Tolliver 0-1, Smith 0-1, Galloway 0-2), Miami 12-29 (Olynyk 3-5, Babbitt 3-8, J.Johnson 2-3, Dragic 1-2, Richardson 1-2, Winslow 1-3, McGruder 1-4, Wade 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Detroit 46 (Drummond 18), Miami 45 (Whiteside 19). Assists„Detroit 18 (Grif“ n 6), Miami 19 (Dragic 5). Total Fouls„Detroit 23, Miami 20. A„19,600 (19,600).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Atlanta 2 222 Phoenix at Washington 3 208 Indiana at Toronto 9 219 Charlotte New Orleans 3 223 at Dallas Philadelphia 1 209 at Milwaukee New York 2 215 at Sacramento at L.A. Clippers 8 226 BrooklynCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN UNDERDOG at Wichita St. 1 Cincinnati SMU 8 at South Florida at Memphis 13 East Carolina at Tulsa 1 Temple at Houston 16 UConn at UCF 6 Tulane William & Mary 1 Towson Hofstra 5 UNC-Wilmington Milwaukee 1 Ill.-Chicago Oakland 6 IUPUINATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Anaheim Off Chicago Off at Florida Off Philadelphia Off Nashville -127 at Colorado +117 Vegas -115 at New Jersey +105 Winnipeg -114 at Carolina +104 at Minnesota Off Detroit Off at San Jose -150 Columbus +140 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Agreed to terms with INF Danny Valencia on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Agreed to terms with RHP Nick Tepesch on a minor league contract.HOCKEYNatoinal Hockey LeagueNEW YORK RANGERS „ Assigned F Dawson Leedahl from Hartford (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Loaned F Matt Gaudreau to Worcester (ECHL). CHICAGO WOLVES „ Returned D Nolan Valleau to Orlando (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Reassigned F Brady Shaw to Colorado (ECHL). Recalled F Michael Joly from Colorado. Returned F Shawn ODonnell to Cincinnati (ECHL).ECHLADIRONDACK THUNDER „ Loaned F Brian Ward to Providence (AHL). BRAMPTON BEAST „ Signed G T.J. Sherwood. Loaned D Matt Petg rave to Belleville (AHL) and D Tyson Wilson and F Jackson Leef to Laval (AHL). GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS „ Released F Derek Sutliffe. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Loaned D Colton Saucerman to Providence (AHL).COLLEGESFAU „ Named Brian White athletic director.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays GamesNo. 2 Michigan State 63, Wisconsin 60 No. 8 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75 Penn State 69, No. 13 Ohio State 68 No. 15 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 Davidson 63, No. 17 Rhode Island 61 Saturdays GamesNo. 1 Virginia 62, Notre Dame 57 No. 15 Michigan 75, No. 2 Michigan State 64 No. 3 Xavier 65, DePaul 62 No. 4 Villanova 97, Georgetown 73 No. 5 Duke vs. No. 9 North Carolina, late Oklahoma State 82, No. 6 Kansas 64 No. 7 Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, late No. 8 Purdue 78, Penn State 70 No. 12 Texas Tech 79, Texas Christian 75 No. 14 Auburn 79, South Carolina 70 No. 16 Tennessee 66, Georgia 61 Syracuse 55, No. 18 Clemson 52 No. 19 Arizona 66, California 54 Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79, OT No. 21 Nevada at San Diego State, late No. 22 Saint Marys vs. Pepperdine, late Florida 80, No. 23 Kentucky 67 Marshall 76, No. 24 Middle Tennessee 67Todays GamesNo. 8. Purdue vs. No. 15 Michigan, 4:30 p.m. No. 10 Cincinnati at No. 11 Wichita State, Noon No. 25 Houston vs. UConn, 4 p.m.CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternAMERICA EAST CONFERENCE At Higher-Seeded Schools First Round SaturdayUMBC 89, UMass Lowell 77 Hartford 71, New Hampshire 60 Vermont 75, Maine 60 Stony Brook 69, Albany 60Semi“ nals TuesdayStony Brook at Vermont, 7 p.m. Hartford at UMBC, 7:30 p.m.ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE Championship TodayFlorida Gulf Coast vs. Lipscomb, 3 p.m.BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE At Kimmel Arena, Asheville, N.C. Semi“ nals FridayRadford 61, Winthrop 52 Liberty 69, UNC Asheville 64Championship At Higher-Seeded School TodayRadford vs. Liberty, 1 p.m.BIG TEN CONFERENCE At Madison Square Garden, New York First Round Feb. 28Iowa 96, Illinois 87 Rutgers 65, Minnesota 54Second Round March 1Wisconsin 59, Maryland 54 Michigan 77, Iowa 71, OT Penn State 67, Northwestern 57 Rutgers 76, Indiana 69Quarter“ nals FridayMichigan State 63, Wisconsin 60 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 Penn St. 69, Ohio State 68 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75Semi“ nals SaturdayMichigan 75, Michigan State 64 Purdue 78, Penn State 70Championship TodayMichigan vs. Purdue, 4:30 p.m.COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION At North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum First Round SaturdayDrexel 70, James Madison 62 Delaware 86, Elon 79Quarter“ nals TodayCollege of Charleston vs. Drexel, noon William & Mary vs. Towson, 2:30 p.m. Northeastern vs. Delaware, 6 p.m. Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington, 8:30 p.m.HORIZON LEAGUE At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit First Round FridayGreen Bay 93, Detroit 81 Cleveland State 72, Youngstown State 71Second Round SaturdayWright State 87, Green Bay 72 Northern Kentucky vs. Cleveland State, lateThird Round TodayUIC vs. Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Oakland vs. IUPUI, 7:30 p.m.METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At The Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. Quarter“ nals FridaySt. Peters 66, Rider 55 Quinnipiac 72, Canisius 69SaturdayFair“ eld 90, Niagara 71 Iona vs. Manhattan, lateSemi“ nals TodaySaint Peters vs. Iona-Manhattan winner, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac vs. Fair“ eld, 9:30 p.m.MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE At Scottrade Center, St. Louis Quarter“ nals FridayLoyola of Chicago 54, Northern Iowa 50 Bradley 63, Drake 61 Southern Illinois 67, Missouri State 63 Illinois State 77, Indiana State 70Semi“ nals SaturdayLoyola of Chicago 62, Bradley 54 Illinois St. 76, S. Illinois 69, OTChampionship TodayLoyola of Chicago vs. Illinois State, 2:05 p.m.NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Semi“ nalsLIU Brooklyn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 77 Wagner 75, Robert Morris 64Championship TuesdayLIU Brooklyn at Wagner, 7 p.m.OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE At The Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. Semi“ nals FridayMurray State 70, Jacksonville State 63 Belmont 94, Austin Peay 79Championship SaturdayMurray State vs. Belmont, latePATRIOT LEAGUE Semi“ nals TodayHoly Cross at Colgate, noon Boston University at Bucknell, 2 p.m.SOUTHERN CONFERENCE At U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, N.C. First Round FridayThe Citadel 78, VMI 70 Chattanooga 89, Samford 79Quarter“ nals SaturdayUNC Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Wofford 73, Mercer 53 ETSU 77, Chattanooga 59 Furman vs. Western Carolina, lateSemi“ nals TodayUNC Greensboro vs. Wofford, 4 p.m. ETSU vs. Furman-Western Carolina winner, 6:30 p.m.SUMMIT LEAGUE At PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. First Round SaturdaySouth Dakota State 66, Western Illinois 60 South Dakota vs. Omaha, lateSemi“ nals MondaySouth Dakota State vs. Fort Wayne-North Dakota State winner, 7 p.m. South Dakota-Omaha winner vs. Denver-Oral Roberts winner, 9:30 p.m.WEST COAST CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas First Round FridayLoyola Marymount 78, Portland 72 Pepperdine 85, Santa Clara 69Quarter“ nals SaturdayBYU vs. San Diego, late San Francisco vs. Paci“ c, late Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, late Saint Marys vs. Pepperdine, lateSemi“ nals MondaySaint Marys-Pepperdine winner vs. BYU-San Diego winner, 9 p.m. Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount winner vs. San Francisco-Paci“ c winner, 11:30 p.m.SATURDAYS RESULTSEAST Cornell 86, Dartmouth 75 Delaware 86, Elon 79 Drexel 70, James Madison 62 Fair“ eld 90, Niagara 77 Hartford 71, New Hampshire 60 Harvard 93, Columbia 74 LIU Brooklyn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 77 Penn 99, Brown 93 Providence 61, St. Johns 57 Saint Josephs 78, La Salle 70 Stony Brook 69, Albany (NY) 60 Syracuse 55, Clemson 52 UMBC 89, Mass.-Lowell 77 VCU 83, Fordham 58 Vermont 75, Maine 60 Villanova 97, Georgetown 73 Wagner 75, Robert Morris 64 Yale 94, Princeton 90, OT Duquesne at UMass, late Butler at Seton Hall, late Manhattan vs. Fair“ eld, late SOUTH Alabama A&M 66, Jackson St. 59 Appalachian St. 76, Coastal Carolina 67 Arkansas St. 83, Louisiana-Monroe 79 Auburn 79, South Carolina 70 Charlotte 85, FAU 78 ETSU 77, Chattanooga 59 Florida 80, Kentucky 67 Florida St. 85, Boston College 76 Georgia Southern 89, Troy 83 Georgia St. 90, South Alabama 75 Georgia Tech 64, Wake Forest 56 Grambling St. 66, Alabama St. 64 LSU 78, Mississippi St. 57 Marshall 76, Middle Tennessee 67 McNeese St. 69, Lamar 60 Miami 69, Virginia Tech 68 Murray St. 68, Belmont 51 NC State 76, Louisville 69 Old Dominion 79, FIU 53 Prairie View 77, Southern U. 69 Richmond 93, George Mason 79 SE Louisiana 69, Nicholls 57 Southern Miss. 72, Louisiana Tech 64 Tennessee 66, Georgia 61 Texas Southern 78, Alcorn St. 71 UAB 101, W. Kentucky 73 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Virginia 62, Notre Dame 57 Wofford 73, Mercer 53 UALR at Louisiana-Lafayette, late North Carolina at Duke, late Vanderbilt at Mississippi, late W. Carolina vs. Furman, late MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 84, W. Michigan 71 Chicago St. 96, UMKC 82 Dayton 88, George Washington 78 Illinois St. 76, S. Illinois 68, OT Kansas St. 77, Baylor 67 Loyola of Chicago 62, Bradley 54 Marquette 85, Creighton 81 Michigan 75, Michigan St. 64 Missouri 77, Arkansas 67 Purdue 78, Penn St. 70 S. Dakota St. 66, W. Illinois 60 Wright St. 87, Green Bay 72 Xavier 65, DePaul 62 New Mexico St. at Rio Grande, late St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis, late Nebraska-Omaha vs. South Dakota, late SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 69, Incarnate Word 59 Cent. Arkansas 61, Northwestern St. 58 Oklahoma St. 82, Kansas 64 Stephen F. Austin 65, Sam Houston St. 53 Texas 87, West Virginia 79, OT Texas A&M 68, Alabama 66 Texas Tech 79, TCU 75 UTEP 68, North Texas 66 UTSA 79, Rice 60 Texas A&M-CC at Houston Baptist, late MVSU at Ark.-Pine Bluff, late FAR WEST Air Force 83, San Jose St. 61 Arizona 66, California 54 BYU 85, San Diego 79 Boise St. 95, Wyoming 87 E. Washington 85, N. Arizona 68 Hawaii 68, Cal St.-Fullerton 60 Oregon 72, Washington 64 Oregon St. 92, Washington St. 67 Portland St. 97, North Dakota 90, OT San Francisco 71, Paci“ c 70, OT Stanford 84, Arizona St. 83 Utah 64, Colorado 54 Weber St. 95, Montana St. 92, OT UNLV at Utah St., late Seattle at Utah Valley, late Fresno St. at New Mexico, late Idaho St. at Montana, late CS Bakers“ eld at Grand Canyon, late Nevada at San Diego St., late S. Utah at Idaho, late Cal Poly at UC Santa Barbara, late N. Colorado at Sacramento St., late UCLA at Southern Cal, late UC Davis at UC Irvine, late UC Riverside at Long Beach St., lateTODAYS SCHEDULEEASTHoly Cross at Colgate, noon Boston U. at Bucknell, 2 p.m. UNC-Wilmington vs. Hofstra at North Charleston, S.C., 8:30 p.m.SOUTHSMU at South Florida, 2 p.m. Towson vs. William & Mary at North Charleston, S.C., 2:30 p.m. Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast, 3 p.m. East Carolina at Memphis, 3 p.m. Tulane at UCF, 4:30 p.m.MIDWESTCincinnati at Wichita St., noon Milwaukee vs. Ill.-Chicago at Detroit, Mich., 5 p.m. N. Dakota St. vs. Fort Wayne at Sioux Falls, S.D., 7 p.m. IUPUI vs. Oakland at Detroit, Mich., 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTTemple at Tulsa, 3 p.m. UConn at Houston, 4 p.m.FAR WESTOral Roberts vs. Denver at Sioux Falls, S.D., 9:30 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULE Fridays Games No. 2 Mississippi State 81, Kentucky 58 No. 4 Louisville 73, Virginia Tech 70 No. 5 Notre Dame 83, Virginia 47 No. 6 Oregon 84, Colorado 47 No. 8 South Carolina 73, No. 12 Tennessee 62 No. 9 UCLA 77, California 74 Arizona State 57, No. 10 Oregon State 51 No. 11 Florida State 73, Miami 69 No. 13 Ohio State 82, Rutgers 57 No. 19 Georgia 55, No. 14 Missouri 41 No. 15 Texas A&M 75, No. 24 LSU 69 No. 16 Stanford 69, Southern California 59 No. 17 Maryland 67, Indiana 54 No. 23 North Carolina State 51, No. 18 Duke 45 No. 22 Belmont 63, Jacksonville State 53 No. 25 Mercer 81, Samford 44Saturdays GamesNo. 2 Mississippi State 70, No. 15 Texas A&M 55 No. 3 Baylor 83, Kansas State 54 No. 4. Louisville 64, No. 23 North Carolina St. 59 No. 5. Notre Dame 90, No. 11 Florida State 80No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 9 UCLA, late No. 7 Texas vs. Iowa State, lateNo. 8 South Carolina vs. No. 19 Georgia, late No. 13. Ohio State 90, Minnesota 88No. 16. Stanford vs. Arizona State, lateNo. 17. Maryland vs. Nebraska, late No. 21 Green Bay 62, Northern Kentucky 49No. 22. Belmont 63, UT Martin 56, OTTodays GamesNo. 1 UConn vs. Tulane, 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Mississippi State vs. No. 8 South Carolina, 4:30 p.m. No. 3. Baylor vs. TCU, 3 p.m. No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 5 Notre Dame, 2 p.m. No. 6 Oregon-No. 9 UCLA winner vs. No. 16 Stanford-Arizona State winners, 9 p.m. No. 7. Texas (25-5) vs. Oklahoma State or West Virginia, 5:30 p.m. No. 13. Ohio State vs. No. 17 Maryland or Nebraska, 7 p.m. No. 20 South Florida vs. East Carolina, 2:30 p.m. No. 25. Mercer vs. ETSU, noonPRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 66 45 17 4 94 240 182 Boston 63 40 15 8 88 209 158 Toronto 66 39 20 7 85 218 185 Florida 62 31 25 6 68 185 198 Detroit 64 26 28 10 62 169 189 Montreal 65 25 29 11 61 167 200 Ottawa 63 22 31 10 54 173 223 Buffalo 65 20 34 11 51 154 211Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 64 36 21 7 79 198 191 Philadelphia 65 34 20 11 79 196 189 Pittsburgh 66 37 25 4 78 215 200 New Jersey 65 33 24 8 74 191 196 Columbus 65 32 28 5 69 172 184 Carolina 65 29 25 11 69 174 195 N.Y. Islanders 66 29 29 8 66 213 237 N.Y. Rangers 65 29 30 6 64 186 207WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 64 41 14 9 91 210 165 Winnipeg 64 38 17 9 85 217 173 Dallas 65 37 23 5 79 193 171 Minnesota 65 36 22 7 79 200 189 Colorado 64 35 24 5 75 202 189 St. Louis 66 35 26 5 75 180 176 Chicago 65 28 29 8 64 185 189Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 64 41 18 5 87 222 178 San Jose 65 35 21 9 79 194 180 Los Angeles 66 36 25 5 77 192 165 Anaheim 65 32 21 12 76 180 180 Calgary 66 32 25 9 73 185 195 Edmonton 64 27 33 4 58 181 213 Vancouver 65 24 32 9 57 176 214 Arizona 63 19 34 10 48 153 208 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesMontreal 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Carolina 3, New Jersey 1 Florida 4, Buffalo 1 Winnipeg 4, Detroit 3 Colorado 7, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Calgary 1 Ottawa 5, Vegas 4 Nashville 4, Vancouver 3, OT Anaheim 4, Columbus 2Saturdays GamesTampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 6, SO Dallas 3, St. Louis 2, OT Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3 Boston 2, Montreal 1, OT Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Ottawa at Arizona, late Toronto vs. Washington, late N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, lateTodays GamesNashville at Colorado, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 3 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Vegas at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesCalgary at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Arizona at Edmonton, 9 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 10 p.m.LIGHTNING 7, FLYERS 6, SOPHILADELPHIA 3 1 2 0 „ 6 TAMPA BAY 1 2 3 0 „ 7Tampa Bay wins shootout 2-0First Period„1, Philadelphia, Patrick 10 (Voracek, Giroux), 7:08 (pp). 2, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 26 (Hedman, Kucherov), 8:16 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Voracek 14 (Patrick), 14:30. 4, Philadelphia, Hagg 3 (P rovorov, Laughton), 18:07. Penalties„Vasilevskiy, TB, served by Sergachev, (tripping), 6:22; Giroux, PHI, (slashing), 7:54; Sergachev, TB, (hooking), 16:02; MacDonald, PHI, (roughing), 18:16; Gourde, TB, (roughing), 18:16. Second Period„5, Tampa Bay, Hedman 10 (Kucherov, Stamkos), 5:57. 6, Tampa Bay, Girardi 4 (Hedman, Stamkos), 12:47. 7, Philadelphia, Lehtera 2 (Weal, Filppula), 16:15. Penalties„Point, TB, (slashing), 0:26. Third Period„8, Philadelphia, P rovorov 12 (Filppula), 1:06. 9, Tampa Bay, Miller 14 (Point, Gourde), 4:23. 10, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 27 (Kucherov, Killorn), 7:38. 11, Tampa Bay, Hedman 11 (Stamkos), 10:03. 12, Philadelphia, Giroux 23 (P rovorov, Couturier), 17:07. Penalties„Cirelli, TB, (hooking), 4:49. Overtime„None. Penalties„Kucherov, TB, (hooking), 1:37. Shootout„Philadelphia 0 (Couturier NG, Patrick NG), Tampa Bay 2 (Conacher NG, Point G, Stamkos G). Shots on Goal„Philadelphia 14-11-14-4„43. Tampa Bay 6-10-15-4„35. Power -play opportunities„Philadelphia 1 of 5; Tampa Bay 1 of 1. Goalies„Philadelphia, Mrazek 11-8-4 (35 shots-29 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 38-12-3 (43-37). A„19,092 (19,092). T„2:48. Referees„Tom Kowal, Dan OHalloran. Linesmen„Steve Barton, Andrew Smith.STARS 3, BLUES 2, OTST. LOUIS 0 1 1 0 „ 2 DALLAS 0 1 1 1 „ 3 First Period„None. Penalties„Roussel, DAL, Major (“ ghting), 0:11; Roussel, DAL, Misconduct (misconduct), 0:11; Roussel, DAL, served by Spezza, (instigator), 0:11; Thorburn, STL, Misconduct (misconduct), 0:11; Thorburn, STL, Major (“ ghting), 0:11; Lindell, DAL, (delay of game), 1:51; Berglund, STL, (slashing), 5:02; Ritchie, DAL, (interference), 5:02. Second Period„1, Dallas, Pitlick 13 (Roussel), 7:04. 2, St. Louis, Barbashev 5 (Dunn, Tarasenko), 13:06. Penalties„Janmark, DAL, (hooking), 2:26; Upshall, STL, (high sticking), 13:59. Third Period„3, St. Louis, Schwartz 19 (Parayko), 12:43. 4, Dallas, Radulov 24 (Benn, Seguin), 17:04. Penalties„Pateryn, DAL, (roughing), 6:38. Overtime„5, Dallas, Benn 22 (Seguin), 3:04. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„St. Louis 9-15-13„37. Dallas 6-14-11-3„34. Power -play opportunities„St. Louis 0 of 4; Dallas 0 of 1. Goalies„St. Louis, Hutton 16-7-3 (34 shots-31 saves). Dallas, Bishop 26-17-4 (37-35). A„18,321 (18,532). T„2:51. Referees„Gord Dwyer, Garrett Rank. Linesmen„Derek Amell, David Brisebois.BLACKHAWKS 5, KINGS 3CHICAGO 1 0 4 „ 5 LOS ANGELES 0 3 0 „ 3 First Period„1, Chicago, Oesterle 4, 13:11. Penalties„None. Second Period„2, Los Angeles, Pearson 12, 4:27. 3, Los Angeles, Martinez 7 (Kopitar, Brown), 6:21. 4, Los Angeles, Iafallo 9, 17:48. Penalties„Doughty, LA, (interference), 0:14; DeBrincat, CHI, (interference), 7:57; Toews, CHI, (hooking), 18:50. Third Period„5, Chicago, Anisimov 19 (Toews, Kane), 10:48 (pp). 6, Chicago, Hinostroza 7, 14:24. 7, Chicago, Toews 17 (Kane, Seabrook), 18:02 (pp). 8, Chicago, Kane 24 (Toews, Saad), 19:57. Penalties„Muzzin, LA, (holding), 4:54; Doughty, LA, (hooking), 8:32; Doughty, LA, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:32; Pearson, LA, (hooking), 17:25. Shots on Goal„Chicago 7-8-10„25. Los Angeles 11-14-7„32. Power -play opportunities„Chicago 2 of 5; Los Angeles 0 of 2. Goalies„Chicago, Forsberg 8-13-3 (32 shots-29 saves). Los Angeles, Quick 25-24-2 (24-20). A„18,230 (18,230). T„2:31. Referees„Francis Charron, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen„Scott Cherrey, Vaughan Rody.PENGUINS 3, ISLANDERS 2, OTN.Y. ISLANDERS 1 0 1 0 „ 2 PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 1 „ 3 First Period„1, N.Y. Islanders, Davidson 4 (Lee, Bailey), 1:11. Penalties„Nelson, NYI, (hooking), 2:05; Brassard, PIT, (holding), 13:30. Second Period„2, Pittsburgh, Hornqvist 18 (Malkin, Kessel), 18:04 (pp). Penalties„ Clutterbuck NYI ( boardin g), 17:38. Third Period„3, N.Y. Islanders, Lee 31 (Tavares), 4:59. 4, Pittsburgh, Brassard 19 (Simon, Kessel), 11:29. Penalties„None. Overtime„5, Pittsburgh, Crosby 22 (Schultz, Letang), 3:48. Penalties„Pittsburgh bench, served by Sheary (too many men on the ice), 1:15. Shots on Goal„N.Y. Islanders 8-7-9-3„27. Pittsburgh 19-19-9-3„50. Power -play opportunities„N.Y. Islanders 0 of 2; Pittsburgh 1 of 2. Goalies„N.Y. Islanders, Gibson 0-0-1 (50 shots-47 saves). Pittsburgh, Jarry 11-5-2 (27-25). A„18,661 (18,387). T„2:30. Referees„Tom Chmielewski, Steve Kozari. Linesmen„Brad Kovachik, Brian Murphy.BRUINS 2, CANADIENS 1, OTMONTREAL 1 0 0 0 „ 1 BOSTON 0 0 1 1 „ 2 First Period„1, Montreal, Gallagher 23, 9:16. Penalties„Kuraly, BOS, (slashing), 15:10; Juulsen, MTL, (hooking), 17:59. Second Period„None. Penalties„Carlo, BOS, (cross checking), 10:46; de la Rose, MTL, (tripping), 13:33; Froese, MTL, (tripping), 14:53; Boston bench, served by DeBrusk (too many men on the ice), 17:57. Third Period„2, Boston, DeBrusk 13 (Holden, Krug), 17:15 (pp). Penalties„Reilly, MTL, (high sticking), 1:44; Petry, MTL, (hooking), 5:23; Chara, BOS, (hooking), 11:45; Drouin, MTL, (delay of game), 15:25. Overtime„3, Boston, Marchand 25 (Gionta, Krug), 2:06. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Montreal 12-5-11„28. Boston 10-19-17-4„50. Power -play opportunities„Montreal 0 of 4; Boston 1 of 6. Goalies„Montreal, Niemi 4-6-3 (50 shots-48 saves). Boston, Khudobin 14-4-4 (28-27). A„17,565 (17,565). T„2:44. Referees„TJ Luxmore, Wes McCauley. Linesmen„Shandor Alphonso, Libor Suchanek.ECHL Eastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Adirondack 59 33 20 3 3 72 193 186 Manchester 58 33 20 3 2 71 212 172 Reading 57 31 21 5 0 67 179 157 Wheeling 59 29 23 6 1 65 207 201 Worcester 56 26 23 4 3 59 153 163 Brampton 57 22 26 6 3 53 169 194 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Florida 57 39 12 2 4 84 198 141 South Carolina 54 35 12 6 1 77 163 119 Orlando 58 27 25 5 1 60 170 192 Atlanta 60 27 30 1 2 57 170 190 Norfolk 59 23 30 5 1 52 180 217 Jacksonville 58 22 29 4 3 51 169 197 Greenville 58 20 32 5 1 46 172 231 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Toledo 57 39 14 2 2 82 188 134 Fort Wayne 55 38 14 2 1 79 233 159 Cincinnati 55 32 21 2 0 66 178 163 Kalamazoo 56 28 23 3 2 61 208 202 Kansas City 57 28 27 0 2 58 154 180 Indy 57 27 27 2 1 57 186 198 Quad City 57 20 33 3 1 44 162 237 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Colorado 57 37 14 4 2 80 206 170 Idaho 57 33 18 4 2 72 197 163 Wichita 58 29 23 4 2 64 188 190 Tulsa 58 24 23 3 8 59 174 190 Utah 58 24 23 6 5 59 189 202 Allen 56 26 24 4 2 58 181 179 Rapid City 56 20 33 2 1 43 158 210 Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Fridays Games Adirondack 6, Manchester 1 Norfolk 3, Atlanta 2 Worcester 5, Wheeling 0 Toledo 4, South Carolina 2 Brampton 2, Kalamazoo 1 Jacksonville 6, Reading 1 Florida 3, Greenville 2, OT Cincinnati 4, Indy 3 Kansas City 3, Fort Wayne 2 Quad City 7, Utah 6, SO Allen 5, Rapid City 2 Idaho 5, Wichita 2 Colorado 4, Tulsa 1 Saturdays Games Adirondack 3, Manchester 1 Kalamazoo 7, Brampton 4 Florida 6, Greenville 2 Norfolk 4, Atlanta 1 Worcester 3, Wheeling 2, SO Cincinnati 5, Quad City 2 Utah 5, Indy 2 South Carolina at Toledo,late Fort Wayne at Kansas City, late. Rapid City at Allen, late Tulsa at Colorado,late Sundays Games Reading at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. Toledo at Brampton, 2 p.m. Cincinnati at Kalamazoo, 3 p.m. Manchester at Worcester, 3:05 p.m. Utah at Indy, 3:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Quad City, 5:05 p.m. Idaho at Wichita, 5:05 p.m. Mondays Games No games scheduledPRO BASEBALLSPRING TRAININGAll times EasternAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. New York 8 1 .889 Boston 7 3 .700 Kansas City 5 2 .714 Detroit 6 3 .667 Houston 6 3 .667 Cleveland 6 3 .667 Chicago 5 4 .556 Tampa Bay 5 5 .500 Minnesota 4 4 .500 Los Angeles 4 4 .500 Baltimore 4 5 .444 Seattle 3 5 .375 Toronto 3 6 .333 Oakland 2 5 .286 Texas 2 5 .286NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Chicago 6 1 .857 Milwaukee 7 2 .778 Miami 6 2 .750 San Diego 5 3 .625 Washington 4 4 .500 Los Angeles 4 5 .444 San Francisco 4 5 .444 Colorado 3 5 .375 St. Louis 3 5 .375 New York 3 6 .333 Atlanta 3 6 .333 Cincinnati 3 6 .333 Pittsburgh 2 5 .286 Arizona 3 7 .300 Philadelphia 2 8 .200(ss)-split squad games count in the standings, ties and games against non-MLB teams do not countFridays GamesN.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 4 Boston 9, St. Louis 6 Detroit 8, Miami 3 Philadelphia 9, Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 10, Pittsburgh 8 Minnesota 2, Toronto 1 Washington 2, N.Y. Mets (ss) 1 Cincinnati 3, San Francisco 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Seattle 4, Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 9, Texas 4 Colorado 15, Arizona 6 Chicago Cubs 6, L.A. Angels 4 San Diego 13, Kansas City 5 N.Y. Mets (ss) 7, Houston 7Saturdays GamesBaltimore 4, Philadelphia (ss) 2 Miami 1, N.Y. Mets 0 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 3 Atlanta 9, St. Louis 2 Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 4 Washington 8, Houston 1 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia (ss) 3 Toronto 13, Minnesota 8 L.A. Dodgers 14, Arizona 6 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 5 Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 4 San Diego 10, Oakland 4 San Francisco (ss) 13, Cleveland 4 San Francisco (ss) 9, Texas 4 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 5 L.A. Angels vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., lateTodays GamesBoston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Oakland vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.GOLFINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City Purse: $10 million. Yardage: 7,345; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundShubhankar Sharma 65-66-69„200 Tyrrell Hatton 70-68-64„202 Phil Mickelson 69-68-65„202 Sergio Garcia 68-65-69„202 Rafa Cabrera Bello 66-67-69„202 Pat Perez 68-67-68„203 Dustin Johnson 69-66-68„203 Brian Harman 68-67-68„203 Xander Schauffele 65-68-70„203 Justin Thomas 72-70-62„204 Tony Finau 68-70-68„206 Marc Leishman 69-68-69„206 Charley Hoffman 70-66-70„206 Jordan Spieth 70-67-69„206 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 66-69-71„206 Brendan Steele 69-66-71„206 Kevin Kisner 70-71-66„207 Jhonattan Vegas 70-68-69„207 Bubba Watson 69-66-72„207 Kyle Stanley 71-65-71„207 Adam Hadwin 70-71-67„208 Jon Rahm 67-71-70„208 Ross Fisher 71-68-69„208 Rickie Fowler 68-70-70„208 Adam Bland 70-67-71„208 Paul Casey 73-68-68„209 Patton Kizzire 69-69-71„209 Daniel Berger 69-68-72„209 Alex Noren 69-70-71„210 Charl Schwartzel 71-69-70„210 Tommy Fleetwood 72-71-67„210 Chris Paisley 65-75-71„211 Francesco Molinari 71-70-70„211 Joost Luiten 72-71-68„211 Thomas Pieters 69-68-74„211 Louis Oosthuizen 64-71-76„211 David Lipsky 70-71-71„212 Jorge Campillo 72-71-69„212 Jason Dufner 72-72-68„212 Russell Henley 69-69-75„213 Chez Reavie 72-73-68„213 Branden Grace 72-69-73„214 Matthew Fitzpatrick 71-69-74„214 Dylan Frittelli 73-70-71„214 Patrick Reed 72-74-68„214 Webb Simpson 72-70-73„215 Kevin Chappell 73-70-72„215 Wade Ormsby 79-67-69„215 Yuta Ikeda 73-74-68„215 Justin Rose 71-72-73„216 Bernd Wiesberger 73-71-72„216 Patrick Cantlay 70-75-71„216 Peter Uihlein 74-72-70„216 Dean Burmester 73-70-74„217 Satoshi Kodaira 72-73-73„218 Gary Woodland 74-71-73„218 Abraham Ancer 71-76-71„218 Paul Dunne 73-75-72„220 Matt Kuchar 74-74-73„221 Brandon Stone 75-76-71„222 Yusaku Miyazato 77-72-74„223 Brett Rumford 78-74-72„224 Gavin Kyle Green 78-73-74„225 HaoTong Li 73-79-73„225LPGA TOURHSBC WOMENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Sentosa Golf Club (Tanjong Course), Singapore Purse: $1.5 million. Yardage: 6,718; Par: 72 (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundNelly Korda 70-66-65„201 Danielle Kang 68-64-70„202 Brooke M. Henderson 68-72-65„205 Minjee Lee 71-66-68„205 Michelle Wie 67-73-66„206 Jin Young Ko 72-67-67„206 Jessica Korda 68-70-68„206 Marina Alex 69-67-70„206 Jenny Shin 71-68-68„207 Charley Hull 70-68-69„207 Ha Na Jang 70-68-69„207 Lydia Ko 71-71-67„209 a-Atthaya Thitikul 70-71-68„209 Jeong Eun Lee 69-70-70„209 Lizette Salas 71-67-71„209 Chella Choi 68-69-72„209 Ariya Jutanugarn 68-74-68„210 Eun-Hee Ji 67-75-68„210 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-71-69„210 Sung Hyun Park 68-73-69„210 Madelene Sagstrom 68-72-70„210 Hyo Joo Kim 72-68-71„211 Shanshan Feng 70-70-71„211 In Gee Chun 68-72-71„211 Austin Ernst 71-67-73„211 Cristie Kerr 70-67-74„211 Angela Stanford 76-66-70„212 Anna Nordqvist 75-67-70„212 Amy Yang 74-68-70„212 Inbee Park 73-70-70„213 Jennifer Song 65-75-73„213 Jacqui Concolino 73-71-70„214 So Yeon Ryu 69-75-70„214 Nicole Broch Larsen 70-73-71„214 Mirim Lee 69-74-71„214 Sei Young Kim 70-72-72„214 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71-70-73„214 Caroline Masson 70-70-74„214 Angel Yin 73-73-69„215 Carlota Ciganda 71-74-70„215 Mi Hyang Lee 72-72-71„215 Pornanong Phatlum 74-68-73„215PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSCOLOGUARD CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Omni Tucson National (Catalina Course), Tucson, Ariz. Purse: $1.7 million; Yardage: 7,207; Par: 73 (36-37)Second RoundTommy Tolles 65-70„135 Scott Dunlap 65-71„136 Steve Stricker 66-70„136 Rocco Mediate 72-65„137 Doug Garwood 69-68„137 Gene Sauers 67-70„137 Mike Goodes 70-68„138 Kirk Triplett 69-69„138 Woody Austin 68-70„138 Billy Andrade 70-69„139 Bart Bryant 70-69„139 Jeff Maggert 69-70„139 Michael Bradley 69-70„139 Mike Small 66-73„139 Marco Dawson 71-69„140 Kevin Sutherland 71-69„140 Todd Hamilton 72-68„140 Brandt Jobe 71-69„140 Bob Estes 71-69„140 Olin Browne 70-70„140 Billy Mayfair 68-72„140 Joe Durant 69-72„141 Tom Pernice Jr. 71-71„142 Jerry Kelly 70-72„142 Lee Janzen 70-72„142 Tom Byrum 75-67„142 Paul Broadhurst 69-73„142 Jos Mara Olazbal 71-72„143 Esteban Toledo 71-72„143 Tom Lehman 71-72„143 Stephen Ames 71-72„143 Ken Tanigawa 71-72„143 Mark Brooks 71-72„143 Paul Claxton 70-73„143 Scott Verplank 71-72„143 Fran Quinn 70-73„143 David Toms 73-70„143 Scott McCarron 71-73„144 Kent Jones 71-73„144 Tommy Armour III 72-72„144 Vijay Singh 72-72„144 Steve Flesch 71-73„144


That was easy compared to the baseball part. Starting as a 4-yearold with Town and Country Pony Baseball, Christian quickly showed an affinity for the game … and ability. It was like his second year, and his coach said, Were going to be reading about him one day,  Kim recalled. I was like, What, how would you know? Hes just a little kid.  Kim, a Land OLakes High grad who came from an athletic family, was determined to help her son get better. She listened carefully to what the coaches were saying. Read the Ted Williams manual, The Science of Hitting, and a Cal Ripken book. Watched instructional videos. Slipped into a coaches clinic at a Tampa batting cage … Why not?Ž … where she may or may not have been the only woman. Got hit by a few line drives along the way. She was kind of the one that showed me the ropes, said Christian, now a 22-year-old promising infield prospect for the hometown Rays after being acquired from the Giants in the Evan Longoria trade. She was the first one I played catch with. She was the first one who threw me BP. She was the first one who ever hit with me. ƒ Its not your typical story. Most kids, they grow up and who do you play catch with first? You play catch with your dad, you hit with your dad. My mom was my dad, too. Baseball became another facet of their close bond. Christian was two when his parents split up, his father, Israel, going into the military and then moving away. As Christian grew up, and started hanging out at friends houses, he eventually figured out he had a different arrangement with just a mom at home. Wed go to the movies every Friday and get pizza, wed go to Disney together on the weekends, he said. Thats when I really realized it was just us two. Us two against the world, if you must. They continued that way until Kim remarried, after moving from Tampa to Spring Hill, when Christian was 11 and in sixth grade, finding their way together. She did everything she could to make sure we never were struggling, and I never knew we were, he said. There were sometimes where Id see her break down and cry and stuff. I used to go, Its all right mom, Ill give you all my money, though I didnt have much. Kim insisted it wasnt that bad, and that she had lots of help from her family and friends. Her large support system chipped in as Christian progressed, covering some training and equipment costs. Christian said Kim deserves so much credit for what she did, instilling values and priorities that shaped him on the field and off. Really, the foundations of everything in my life have kind of gone through her, he said. Israel lives in Ohio with his new family, and came out to see Christian play when the Giants were in Cincinnati. I talk to him a little bit here and there, Christian said. Not like all the time; I talk to my mom every single day. Its a little different. It is what it is. Hes still my father, I still love him. We dont have that close of a relationship as my mom and I do. Thats kind of the nature of it. Its hard … I was with my mom for 21 years, what else do you expect? As Christian got bigger and better and threw harder, Kim could no longer work with him on the field. They enjoy telling the story of her shagging balls while eight months pregnant with her now 9-year-old daughter, Olivia, running around with my big old belly. Instead, Kim channeled her energy into being Christians biggest fan, never missing a game. And he usually put on a show. Arroyo played travel ball mainly for the Bandits, then working his way from Powell Middle to Springstead High for a year and then to Hernando, playing for Tim Sims and graduating as salutatorian, with all As and plans to study engineering at Florida. Until the Giants made him a somewhat surprising first-round pick in 2013, 25th overall, and signed him for a $1.87 million bonus. Arroyo moved through their system, spending most of his seasons far, and some further, from home, Kim following best she could on the Internet given the time difference. Which brings us to the morning of April 24, 2017. Arroyo was in Sacramento, playing well for the Giants Triple-A team, when he got a call from manager Dave Brundage to come to the field for early work. After a couple teasing sentences, Brundage broke the news: Arroyo was starting at third that night … for the Giants in San Francisco. After breaking down a bit himself, Christian made what he figured would be the best phone call ever. Except that Kim thought he was kidding. She didnt believe me, Arroyo said, Im kind of sarcastic, and I mess with her a lot. So, shes like, Christian stop messing with me. Its not funny. And I said, Mom, I swear, Im not lying to you. Im being serious.Ž And shes like, Oh my God!Ž And then she started crying. And didnt stop, scrambling to get herself, husband Ken Drummond and daughter cross country the next day. I think I cried for 24 hours straight, Kim said. When we got out to California m y e y es were so swollen. I just couldnt believe it. Though they missed Arroyos debut, they saw his first big-league hit on April 25, a first at-bat single off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (yes, he has the ball), and his first homer the next day (a two-run shot off now Rays teammate Sergio Romo). The family stayed a week. Arroyo stuck around for a month, playing every day but having trouble making adjustments, his .192 average and .548 OPS leading to a demotion back to the minors. That didnt go well either, as he got hit by a pitch on his left hand after playing a week, came back for one game and got hit again, this time a break ending his season, leading to surgery, then a second procedure. Better news came Dec. 20, when Arroyo was traded to the Rays, the team he grew up rooting for, often wearing his Rocco Baldelli jersey. Christian was excited, Kim beyond that. Though impressive early in camp, he seems likely to start this season at Triple-A Durham, then join the Rays at some point. Assuming he can hit as he has at every level on the way up, Christian is expected to stick around for a while as part of the new Rays core, playing third or second. Theres so many benefits to him being in our backyard, Kim said. Its going to be a really cool experience for all of us. And Ill probably cry at his first game here. Its going to very emotional. Shes earned that. Page 6 SP Sunday, March 4, 2018 / The SunRAYSFrom Page 1By MARC TOPKINTimes Staff WriterLAKELAND … OF Carlos Gomez finally formally joined the Rays, his one-year, $4 million deal announced after Saturdays 7-4 win over Detroit. Acquired to replace traded Steven Souza Jr. in right, Gomez, 32, is being counted on to add to the Rays lineup and clubhouse. A lot, manager Kevin Cash said. Hes similar to the player that we lost in the fact that he plays real good defense and brings a lot of energy. Hes a veteran guy who knows the league pretty well. Im excited probably more than anything just the energy. ƒ I think everyone will welcome him real quickly. Gomez, who has $500,000 in incentives and a $500,000 trade bonus, did some light work Saturday morning in Port Charlotte, with plans for a full workout today, some at-bats in a simulated game Tuesday and then likely start playing in exhibitions by weeks end. Gomez has played 11 seasons in the majors, with the Mets, Twins, Brewers, Astros and Rangers, twice earning All-Star honors. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays DFAd INF Ryan Schimpf, who was acquired in a minor December trade, and was in the mix for a reserve spot.Archers workŽ dayRHP Chris Archer knew his outing looked bad, throwing 41 pitches while working only 1 ‡ innings, allowing a two-run homer to Nick Castellanos after a twoout walk. But he said it was a good experience, as he stuck to his plan to throw only fastballs (in various locations) and changeups, not using the slider that is his usual out pitch. The bottom line is not very good but I did some things really well, Archer said. I learned a lot, I got good feedback. ƒ Its all about getting the work in.ŽThe name is BandaLHP Anthony Banda was worried about impressing his new bosses going into his Rays debut, but a 97 mph fastball on his first pitch pretty much took care of that. We were all kind of anticipating, waiting what he was going to look like, and he definitely looked the part, manager Kevin Cash said. Banda, acquired from Arizona in the Steven Souza Jr. trade, allowed just a walk in working a 20-pitch fifth, throwing mostly fastballs and changeups, though with a nasty third strike slider to Sergio Alcantara. It was exciting, said Banda (rhymes with Honda). Obviously the nerves were up, first time out in front of a new team, new management. ƒ Overall I felt like it was good.Game reportSS Willy Adames, the top prospect acquired in the 2014 David Price trade, had a big hit against his old mates, an RBI single. ƒ Nonroster C Adam Moore homered. ƒ Cash noted the thunderŽ from upper-90s throwing Archer, Banda, LH Jose Alvarado, RH Ian Gibaut. ƒ 1B C.J. Cron laced an RBI double. ƒ The Rays improved to 5-5.Quote of the dayThey de“ nitely do on March 3, theyre really good at it now. … Manager Kevin Cash, on players saying they have no preferences on roles.Miscellany€ Team president Brian Auld speaks at noon Thursday to the sometimes toothy Suncoast Tiger Bay Club at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club; see for ticket info. € Cash said SS Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) and 3B Matt Duffy (back) are penciled in to return Tuesday; 1B Brad Miller (toe) limited to a simulated game. € The Rays will be among those dealing with the Sunday morning Skyway race closure, the bus from Port Charlotte having to take the long way around to get to Tampa.MLB: RaysRays “ nalize deal with Gomez, say t heyre ready for his high energy Course Totally Renovated!! 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 Sumter Blvd. Between U.S. 41 & I-75, Exit 18227-Holes Arthur Hills Designed NEWULTRADWARF TIFEAGLE GREENS adno=412461Expires 3/10/18$49Before 7:30AM & After 1:30PM$69After 1:00PM$79Before 12:00PM$2694 Player Special (anytime) Kingsway Country Club Memberships Available, including Our New Winter Golf Membership Package. 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Aaron Hicks had a solo home run for the Yankees, while top prospect Miguel Andujar capped New Yorks three-run rally in the eighth with a twoout RBI single. BLUE JAYS 13, TWINS 8: Kevin Pillar and Yangervis Solarte homered for the “ rst time and Russell Martin added a three-run shot for Toronto. Pillar and Solarte both went deep off Minnesota starter Phil Hughes, who pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on “ ve hits and a walk in his second start. Aaron Sanchez pitched three shutout innings and allowed one hit while striking out two in his second start for the Blue Jays. ORIOLES 4, PHILLIES (SS) 2: Baltimore ace Kevin Gausman put a rough “ rst start behind and pitched three perfect innings while striking out “ ve. The right-hander retired just four batters and allowed four runs in his “ rst outing. Gausman and the bullpen held a Philadelphia split squad hitless until Ryan Flahertys one-out single in the eighth. PIRATES 4, PHILLIES (SS) 3: Pittsburgh ace Ivan Nova made his second start and pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two. Jose Osuna hit his “ rst home run in his only at-bat, a pinch-hit tworun shot in the seventh as the Pirates scored three times to win for just the second time this spring. Brandon Leibrandt, the son of former major league pitcher Charlie Leibrandt, retired just two batters and gave up three runs on four hits in his “ rst appearance for Philadelphia. MARLINS 1, METS 0: Noah Syndergaard pitched three innings in his second start for New York. He allowed one run on a hit and a walk and struck out four. His fastball once again topped 100 mph. Mets closer Jeurys Familia allowed one hit in a scoreless “ fth inning. Wilmer Flores had two hits and Juan Lagares picked up his “ rst hit in his second straight start in center “ eld for the Mets. Miami starter Jose Urena pitched two shutout innings. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two. Justin Bour drove in the Marlins run. BRAVES 9, CARDINALS 2: Nick Markakis had two hits for Atlanta, giving him “ ve in his “ rst seven at-bats, and Freddie Freeman added two doubles. Braves ace Julio Tehran pitched three scoreless innings, striking out three. Miles Mikolas, in the running for the back of the St. Louis starting rotation, didnt fare well in his “ rst start. The right-hander pitched three innings and allowed four runs on six hits. GIANTS (SS) 9, RANGERS 4: Johnny Cueto pitched two innings in his “ rst start for San Francisco, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. Joe Panik led off the game with his “ rst home run for the Giants. San Franciscos split squad roughed up Texas ace Cole Hamels in his “ rst start. Hamels pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on “ ve hits and a walk, while striking out two. The Rangers Shin-Soo Choo hit his “ rst home run to account for both runs off Cueto. Delino DeShields, Jurickson Profar and Choo all had two hits for Texas.


JODY ROGACDVD/BLU-RAYView: Director Greta Gerwigs Lady Bird comes out Tuesday. USA TODAYs Brian Truitt said the lm, starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, is a perfect coming-ofage comedy.ŽTVTune in: CWs Life Sentence premieres Wednesday at 9 ET/ PT.Stella (Lucy Hale) thought she was dying, only to nd out she is not. Now, she must face the consequences of the decisions she made.STREAMINGWatch: Hulus Hard Sun premieres Wednesday. In the six-episode series, two opposing officers, played by Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess, stumble across proof that the world will end in ve years.MUSICListen: David Byrnes latest album, American Utopia drops on Friday. Byrne is touring through August.CALENDAR HAL SHINNIE/HULUPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones:Compiled by Mary Cadden ANNETTE BROWN/ CW To play Mrs. Which, Oprah Winfrey needed a small army to help her get dressed, put on her makeup, even to sit in the elaborate costumes. SANTA CLARITA, Calif. … Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, bejeweled and festooned in fantastical garb, are peering over a teenager who lies crumpled on the ground. Shes giving in to the darkness,Ž says a hushed Winfrey, whose eyebrows have been replaced with clusters of purple gemstones. Breathe, sweetie,Ž coaxes a ame-haired Witherspoon as a regally costumed Kaling looks on, worried. Storm Reid, then 13and playing A Wrinkle in Time s protagonist, Meg Murry, utters her eyes. This is a life or death situation,Ž director Ava DuVernay calls out from behind a monitor. And, action!Ž A Wrinkle in Time the sciadventure about a teen who combs the universe for her missing father, hits theaters March 9 „ 56 yearsafter author Madeleine LEngle unveiled her scinovel, a work that deed skeptics by featuring both quantum physics and a young girl at its center. LEngles mind-bending fantasy, which employs three astral travelers as the girls guides (Mrs. Which, played by Winfrey; Mrs. Whatsit, played by Witherspoon; and Mrs. Who, played by Kaling), went on to become Newbery Medal-winning required reading in many schools. Now, Disneys Wrinkle is cracking Hollywoods glass ceiling. It marks the rst time any studio handed a budget of $100 million or more to a woman of color.AVA, OPRAH ADD TWISTS TO WRINKLEDirector Ava DuVernay and Reid work on some of the ner points of playing Meg in A Wrinkle in Time.Ž PHOTOS BY ATSUSHI NISHIJIMA/DISNEY ENTERPRISESAndrea MandellUSA TODAYAdaptation of classic book already makes history behind the scenesSeeWRINKLE,Page2UMOVIES USA SNAPSHOTS1 … Staying for at least 24 hours SOURCE Euromonitor International via World Economic Forum MIKEBSMITHJANETLOEHRKE/USATODAY CHINA VIETNAMHong Kong HAINANSouth China Sea 26.6 millionNumber1 of people visiting Hong Kong in 2017, the most in the world. SUNDAY 10 places that will elevate your view of street food Burgers with a twist, barbecue gone global and seafood straight out of the water highlight our eclectic menu. In Life. USA TODAY LIFE MARCH 4, 2 01 8 SUNDAY


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Corrections & ClarificationsDuVernays inclusive worldview is reected throughout Wrinkle In LEngles book, Meg Murray is a white teenager from Connecticut; in the lm shes an African-American girl from South Central L.A. who comes from an interracial family. The latter is never commented on, which I think is great,Ž says a bearded Chris Pine, who plays Megs astrophysicist father. The director also shifted from the allwhite Mrs. characters in LEngles book, instead assembling Winfrey, Kaling and Witherspoon as Megs guides. I just started to think about really wanting to represent dierent kinds, cultures, sizes, ages of women,Ž DuVernay says. When Winfrey read the script by Frozen s Jennifer Lee, she was taken with Avas idea for inclusion, diversifying, opening it up so that the Mrs. are not all like Mrs. Doubtre, little New England biddies, but this eclectic group of star angels who have their own way of being in the world. That was really kind of thrilling to me.ŽKaling, DuVernay adds, is a piece of the puzzle that is so important, because when we talk about inclusion in this country we say black and white, and we forget all the other people. The three of them together are quite formidable in what they represent for women at large.ŽToday, a Girl Scout cookie drive adds an earthly touch on a soundstage cloaked in massive saturated blue sheets, onto which the computer-generated world of Wrinkle will be overlaid. (DuVernay tosses a box of cookies to Reid once the scene wraps.) Cameras roll, and Reid pretends to struggle to breathe as Winfrey and cast stand in position on sheets of glass made to look like an iceberg. DuVerney squints at the screen. Youve got ngerprints I can see all around her,Ž she says. Its supposed to be ice.Ž A female production assistant runs in, wiping the surface down. The director, dressed in jeans and a black sweatshirt, joins in on hands and knees, pointing out prints to wipe. DuVernay stays on the oor with Reid, softly talking to the young actress, who is playing her rst major role. All right?Ž she says. The teen nods. Lets g et another (take),Ž the director sa y s. Once they wrap, Winfrey regally ambles by in her metallic blue lipstick, a blond curly wig and a huge geometric skirt. Today is the second day Pine has worked alongside the mogul. Its so cool, man,Ž he says. We talked books together the other day,Ž trading recommendations. (His was Anthony Doerrs All the Light We Cannot See. ) Embodying Mrs. Which is no joke: It takes two aides to hold Winfrey up as she inches in platform heels toward her tent. It is a THING,Ž she says of her getup, leaning precariously on a stool. Two people have to help me sit. Three people help me get dressed. Or was it four this morning?Ž At night, she says, it takes me at least a half-hour just to get (Mrs. Whichs makeup) o. See, my own eyebrows are covered. Theyre glued down. Those makeup removal pads, I use like 10 of those rst, then a makeup remover thing, and then you start the whole washing process.Ž Get down to brass tacks, and Winfrey acknowled g es she didnt ex p ect to be here. I never planned on being in A Wrinkle in Time It came about because Ava said (the movie was) going to be shooting in New Zealand,Ž where production moves the following week. I always wanted to go to New Zealand!Ž So much so that Winfrey blocked out Wrinkle s shooting dates on her calendar to hang out and be a spectator. It was only then that DuVernay, who generally avoids asking Winfrey for favors, asked her to read the script. Winfrey fell for Mrs. Which, a character she calls sort of a Glinda the Good Witch imbued with the wisdom of Maya Angelou. And now, shes stuck. Literally. I cant move my arms. Oh, Im caught,Ž Winfrey sighs. This happens all day long.ŽWhat does Winfrey do after a day in full hair and makeup?I will open the refrigeratorand get a bad glass of wine. You know, the kind with the cap on it.Ž She laughs. And take a hot bath and (the next day) start all over again.ŽWrinkleContinued from Page 1U Director Ana DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey consult as Storm Reid looks over the script of A Wrinkle In Time.ŽAre you ready for the Oscars? This years ceremony airs tonight(ABC, 8 ET/5 PT), and it comes after a surprising and extra-long awards season with such lms as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water vying for the top prize. If youre in a red-carpet kind of mood as the big night approaches, we recommend ve lms that will help you celebrate Hollywoods biggest night.If you only have time to watch one nominee: Get OutThe nights most-nominated lm, The Shape of Water isnt available to stream, so if you only have time for one, try Get Out instead. It has a big chance of spoiling in one of the top categories (original screenplay, director and best picture), and of all the best-picture nominees, Jordan Peeles social thriller has most captured the zeitgeist. Stream it on HBO Go/Now.If you still arent over the snubs: Wonder WomanDiana Prince was robbed. Despite being one of the biggest movies of 2017 and becoming a cultural phenomenon, Wonder Woman didnt garner a single Oscar nomination when they were announced in January. But dont let that take away from this fantastic movie. Its always worth revisiting (or visiting for the rst time) director Patty Jenkins take on the Amazonian warrior, expertly brought to life by Gal Gadot. Stream it on HBO Go/Now.If you like to poke fun at the whole awards season thing: For Your ConsiderationLets be honest: Awards season and campaigning can be a little silly. If you sometimes feel like we take all of this a little too seriously, then Christopher Guest has the lm for you. For Your Consideration spoofs theawards show game from start to nish, as the hapless and self-centered actors it focuses on try anything and everything to get a nomination. Rent or buy it on Amazon, iTunesor Vudu.If you still arent over envelope-gateŽ: MoonlightLast years Oscars had a moment that will go down in pop culture history, when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally said La La Land won best picture when the actual winner was Moonlight There was drama, shock from your favorite celebrities and rushed speeches from the Moonlight crew. But dont forget that Moonlight was a scrappy little art-houselm about a young gay black man nding his identity, and it beat the Hollywoodfocused heavyweight. As you watch the intimate, haunting lm, you realize how it managed to pull o such a monumental upset. Stream it on Amazon Prime.If you want a classic winner: The Godfather (or The Godfather Part II )Our guess is, of the 89 movies that have walked away with the best-picture trophy, you probably havent seen too many of them. Thats OK. And now, thanks to streaming, more are accessible than there used to be. If you are interested in catching up on the classics, we recommend starting with the 1973 winner, the iconic Mob story from director Francis Ford Coppola. And bonus: The sequel, which also won best picture, also is streaming. Stream it on Net”ix.BINGEINGRoll these pictures before tuning in to the Oscars tonightKelly LawlerUSA TODAY Get Out,Ž with Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams could have a big night.JUSTIN LUBIN/UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali star in Moonlight.Ž DAVID BORNFRIEND/A24 Marlon Brando won one of three Oscars collected by The Godfather.Ž 2 SUNDAY,MARCH4,2018 USA TODAY LIFE


The Halal Guys started serving from a New York food cart and has grown into a street-food empire, with outlets across the country.THEHALALGUYS.COMDaymon DaymŽ Patterson learned long ago that the best food rarely comes from the fanciest restaurants. Patterson, who rose to restaurant-reviewing fame on YouTube, became food correspondent for the Rachael Ray Show and just published a book, Eating Across America: A Foodies Guide to Food Trucks, Street Food and the Best Dish in Each State (Mango, $24.95). He shares some favorite tastes.The Parks Finest BBQ, Los AngelesWhile Patterson knows his way around barbecue, he was surprised by this Filipino-style eatery. Not only did the beef ribs „ avored with pepper, garlic, onionand Himalayan salt „ live up to his standards, but he was blown away by the sides, including cornbread, and the gouda-topped mac and cheese. It made me question my own mamas macaroni and cheese.Ž theparksnest.comSteves Prince of Steaks, PhiladelphiaWhile there are more famous purveyors of Phillys signature cheesesteak sandwich, Patterson swears by this version. The steak itself is what makes it special. Its not just thin strips. Its a regular nice cut of steak in there, and when you have the grilled onions and Cheez Whiz, it just enhances the avor.Ž stevesprinceof steaks.comFishermens View, Sandwich, Mass.Set directly on the water, theres no doubting the freshness of the seafood at this Cape Cod spot, Patterson says. He recommends the Knuckle Sandwich, made with lobster, bacon, mayo and avocado. It had to be the freshest bite of lobster I ever had. Its a sandwich that punches you in the face in the best way ever.Ž shermensview.comSurf Taco, New Brunswick, N.J.Its easy to overlook this little chain near Rutgers University, but that would be a mistake, Patterson says. While the tacos are small, theyre a wonder, made with tempura-battered cod, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and white cilantro sauce. The combination of crisp, warm sh and cool toppings is unbeatable. They make the avors work.Ž surftaco.comLeons World Finest BBQ Spot, Galveston, TexasPatterson felt like he was visiting someones home when he entered the modest dining room at this Texas barbecue joint. They bring you in like youre family,Ž he says. Highlights include pork ribsand such sides ascandied yams, cornbread and corn on the cob. Its got those Southern comfort avors.Ž leonsbb q .comAcme Oyster House, New OrleansPatterson suggests breaking up a French Quarter visit by bellying up to the oyster bar at this Crescent City classic. This is where he rst tried craysh and a specialty called Boo Fries, which are covered with grated cheddar cheese and gravy. But the chargrilled oysters were the revelation. You pick up that shell, put your head back, and enjoy the experience.Ž acmeoyster.comFrenchys Poutinery, Windsor, CanadaPatterson was visiting Detroit when he heard about the delights that lay just across the border in Canada at this eatery specializing in poutine. He had never tried the dish, made with doublefried French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds. I said Give me something basic,Ž he recalls, and the dish didnt disappoint. You take the rst bite, and you say: I need more. I need more.Ž /Frenchys-Poutinery-123806574319926The Meat Truck, New Haven, Conn.The name of this butcher-shop inspired food truck near Pattersons home says it all. On his rst visit, he ordered two dierent sandwiches, one with a fried egg and chopped ribs, and another with brisket and mozzarella cheese. All the meat in there is the very best, and i f you want to go crazy, theyll take it omenu. If you have something in mind, theyll make it come to life for you.Ž Guys, New YorkWhat started as a hotdog cart has grown into a Mideast-avored streetfood empire, with locations across the country. Patterson favors the original New York street carts, where he rst tried the taste bud-tantalizing meals. Its beef and chicken and rice and spiciness.Ž Plus, theres the legendary white sauce, a peppery mayonnaise-based condiment, which he slathered on top. It practically burned my face o. That moment for me was everything.Ž thehalal g u y Atlantas Grindhouse Killer Burgers mixes chuck and brisket in their handmade patties.GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERSDaym Patterson: 10 great street foods worth a stop Barbecue gets a makeover at The Parks Finest BBQ in Los Angeles.SHELBY KOLB Grindhouse Killer Burgers, AtlantaPatterson knows his way around a burger, but this tiny chain, which started in the citys historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market, does something dierent, mixing chuck and brisket in its handmade ground-beef patties. He then added bacon, American cheese, pickle and some m ayo. I didnt know where this was going when I took the rst bite. It was so much meat. It was crazy. All these avors were bursting in my mouth.Ž Larry BleibergSpecial to USA TODAY TRAVELIt weighs 500,000 pounds, more than the biggest 747. At 385 feet, its wingspan is longer than a football eld. And now the giant Stratolaunch „ the largest plane ever built and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allens project to lift rockets into the stratosphere before they are launched into space „ is on the move. In video released by Allen, the twinfuselage behemoth can be seen barreling down a runway at Californias Mojave Air & Space Port in a taxiing and ground-handling test. Allen tweeted that Stratolaunch reached a top taxi speed of 40 knots (46 mph) with all ight surfaces in place on Sunday. The team veried control responses, building on the rst taxi tests conducted in December.Ž The Stratolaunch is powered by six turbofan engines and is intended to carry up to 550,000 pounds to an altitude of 35,000 feet. The plan is to suspend rockets between its two fuselages, where they can be more eciently launched than from an earthbound pad. According to the Tech Times website, the Stratolaunch is due for its maiden ight next year, which would make it the largestplane to lift o, beating Howard Hughes famed Spruce Goose of 1947, which ew only once before being mothballed. „ Matthew Diebel The worlds largest plane is inching closer to its rst flight following a successful runway test. STRATOLAUNCHTaxi tests for the largest plane everMore travelers than ever are skipping a car on their trips. This is fueled in part by the fact that fewer Millennials are getting drivers licenses than preceding generations. And with the easy availability of services such as Uber and Lyft, fewer business travelers rent cars in their destinations. But some cities are much better than others at accommodating carfree travelers. A new website called MobilityScore assesses transportation options from any point in up to 100 U.S. cities. Enter an address at transitscreen .com/mobilityscore, and it provides a score based on how easy it is to get a bus, train, taxi, bike share, Uber and other modes from that location. USA TODAY asked TransitScreen to crunch their data to come up with the best cities for travelers who want to get around without a car. The highest ranking are generally older cities with established public transit systems, topped by New York City with a score of 95 out of 100. So its a surprise to see sprawling Los Angeles in the top 10, a ranking MobilityScore attributes to the growth of LA Metro and signicant changes in mobility brought by Uber and Lyft.Ž Here are the top U.S. cities for carfree travelers, and their mobility ratings: 1. New York City (95) 2. Boston (81) 3. District of Columbia (80) 4. San Francisco (80) 5. Philadelphia (70) „ Ben Abramson Boston is the second-best U.S. city for car-free transportation options, according to new data.GETTY IMAGESBest cities for car-free visitors DISPATCHES USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH4,2018 3


4 SUNDAY,MARCH4,2018 USA TODAY LIFE The Vermilion Clis are Arizonas Atlantis. Theyre a lost land, full of legends and mysteries, hard to reach and even harder to leave. The fortunate few who have been there come stumbling out of the wilderness raving about slot canyons that never end, freakish hoodoos, formations stretched like tay and jagged rocks protruding like the spiny n of some ancient beast lying in wait. The towering escarpment runs for more than 30 miles across the Arizona Strip, stretching along U.S. 89A from Lees Ferry west to House Rock Valley. The wall of rock reaches heights of 3,000 feet and forms the southern edge of Vermilion Clis National Monument. Established in 2000, the monument will celebrate its 15th anniversary in November, and it remains one of the most isolated corners of the state. Hidden within its stark expanse are diverse landscapes such as the sculpted beauty of Coyote Buttes and White Pocket, and the carved deles of Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon.Exploring the WaveThe Paria River winds through a long canyon lled with amphitheaters, arches and alcoves on its way to join the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. Buckskin Gulch, the Parias main tributary, is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the Southwest. It stretches for 12 miles, with dark sinewy walls rarely wider than 20 feet apart and often half that. Only recently has Coyote Buttes emerged as a bucket-list destination for adventurers worldwide. Thats because of the Wave, an exotic sandstone bowl laced with ribbons of swirling strata. The undulating curves and radiant pastels create a hypnotic scene beloved by photographers. Visiting the Wave is complicated because of its remote location and permits are extremely dicult to obtain. To protect the delicate sandstone structure and preserve the wilderness experience, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management limits access to 20 people per day. Of those, 10 are chosen in an online lottery four months in advance and 10 are reserved for walk-ins. A daily lottery is held at the eld oce in Kanab, Utah, awarding permits for the following day. John Morey, a Tempe-based photographer, has been captivated by the area since he attended a photo workshop in 2009 that used Lees Ferry Lodge at Vermilion Clis as a base camp. In a Jeep loaded with photography equipment, hesmade seven visits to the Wave. My introduction to the area was those clis and that lodge,Ž Morey said. From that point, with only having seen a photo referenced here and there, I knew I had to come back to explore what was on top of and behind those clis.Ž Reaching the Wave requires a threemile hike across open wilderness and through deep sand. There are no signs and no trail. Permits include a map and directions with compass points and photos. The trek challenges the navigational skills of even experienced hikers, which can have deadly consequences. In 2013, three people died in the summer heat. Another person fell to his death while trying to hike back in the dark. Map skills and a GPS are essential here for safety, as well as a great deal o f water during the hot months. The area can be deadly and unforgiving for those who dont plan well and dont know their limits,Ž Morey said. That goes for much of the area. There are no paved roads within the monument. House Rock Valley Road is graded dirt but often impassable in wet weather. Nearly every other road in the monument requires a four-wheel-drive, highclearance vehicle. This is wild country in every sense of the word. Every time I go back, its dierent,Ž Morey said. Because Ive changed, my perspective is dierent. But when Im there I always think, if only I can age and weather as gracefully as this terrain.ŽVermilion Cliffs: Arizonas lost land An early April shower provides a shimmering reflective surface at the entrance to the Wave. JOHN MOREYMother Nature puts the wild in wilderness Roger NaylorSpecial to the (Ariz.) RepublicIf you go You must have a permit to hike to the Wave (also called Coyote Buttes North). Permits cost $7 per person. Online lotteries for 10 daily permits are held four months in advance. Drawings for 10 permits for next-day hikes are held at 9 the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center, 745 U.S. 89, Kanab, Utah. The Bureau of Land Management has a list of registered guides. Permits for Coyote Buttes South and overnight trips into Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch must be purchased at the Kanab office. Permits to day hike in Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon are available atkiosks at the trailhead. Permitscost $5 per person per day. Details: 435-644-4600, az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ natmon/vermilion.html. EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL AMERICA SALISBURY, Md. … Harriet Tubman looked north in 1849 and, seeing freedom, ed the Eastern Shore of Maryland and its system of human bondage. What separates her from many other self-liberating slaves of the time was that she looked back. Tubman returned a dozen times or more, ferrying at least 70 people out of slavery on the Underground Railroad. Nearly one year ago, a museum opened where her journey began near Church Creek in the swamps of southern Dorchester County. And the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park has proved a hit with the public. The National Park Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesrecorded more than 100,000 visitors in its rst year. Not bad considering the 17-acre park, one of the Park Services smallest properties, was designed to host a maximum of 75,000 per year. We kind of blew that out of the water,Ž said Dana Paterra, manager of the state park side of the operation. We didnt realize how far people would travel to learn about Tubman in her homeland.Ž The park can trace visitors fromall 50 states and 60 countries, she said. Her sta has had little time to celebrate. February broughtBlack History Month and aslate of eventsto celebrate acentral heroine. And March brings the rst anniversary of the parks opening, and festivities March 10-11. Meanwhile, park employees are prepping for the rst round of upgrades, including the installation of listening stations for selfg uided museum tours and the addition of books and computer equipment for a new research library. The sites popularity may lie in a quality it shares with its namesake. Like the 5-foot-tall Tubman, the park packs a force much greater than its relatively diminutive size su gg ests.History in the middle of nowhereThe parking lot was nearly full on a recent Tuesday, but that wasbecause of a seminar for schoolteachers. For some of the teachers, it was no easy journey. Driving up, I was like, Dear Lord, this is in the middle of nowhere,Ž said Kylie Vogelsang, a social studies teacher at Washington High School in Princess Anne, Md.. But I see why they did that.Ž Bereft of any artifacts from Tubmans life, the museum relies on thelandscape to tell her story. And the landis little changed from Tubmans time. You can look out our window and see what Tubman saw,Ž Paterra said. It creates a very powerful connection for people to stand where Tubman stood.Ž The park is nestled near two places that gure prominently in Tubmans early life: the plantation south of the community of Madison where she was born and the small farm near Bucktown where she g rew u p No one can say for sure if the young Tubmans feet trod the property where the museum rises from Dorchesters silt loam. But she often hunted muskrat and worked alongside her father, Ben Ross, cutting timber, so there are few places she didnt visit in the region, historians say. The visitors center isthe starting point to the Tubman Byway, a 125-mile driving tour that stretches through Maryland and Delaware and into Philadelphia. Highlights include the Bucktown Village Store, where her early resistance to slavery earned her a blow to the head, and the Cambridge wharf where kidnapped Africans were sold. Space for the $22 million visitors center was carved out of the adjacent Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a hub for migratory birds. Its not uncommon in the winter monthsto hear from the Tubman property the sound of snow geese, honking in unison. A synergy has emerged between the neighboring parks. Missy and Seth Wareld of Easton, Md. who brought another couple from the Washington, D.C., area on a day trip to the refuge and Tubman museum. More people should know about it,Ž Missy Wareld said. We come down to Blackwater many times over the year and remember when (the Tubman site) was just an empty eld.Ž Shesaid her great-grandfather was a Methodist minister and abolitionist who helped raise money for a home for Tubman in Auburn, N.Y. Immersing herself in Tubmans life, i f only for a morning, lled her with a ver y g ood feelin g ,Ž she said.Park visitors can follow in Tubmans footsteps A sculpture of Harriet Tubman greets visitors to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.PHOTOS BY RALPH MUSTHALER The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park opened nearly a year ago and has exceeded projections for expected visitors. Small Md. site makes a big impact with public Jeremy CoxThe (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times You can look out our window and see what Tubman saw.ŽDana Paterrapark manager


USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH4,2018 5 BOOKSDoes the name Mike Markkula ring a bell? Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak usually get the credit for co-founding Apple, butMarkkula deserves his own chapter „ or more, Leslie Berlin argues in her new book, Troublemakers: Silicon Valleys Coming of Age (Simon & Schuster, 512 pp., eeeE out of four). Jobs and Wozniak had the ideas and prototypes; butMarkkula, the rst chairman of Apple, helped arrange the funding for the company and apply the adult supervision needed to get Apple products into stores. Berlins book looks at pioneers such as Markkula and others from the earliest days of Silicon Valley, as she shows how they laid the groundwork back in the 1970s and 1980s for the tech boom of today. The author, who isproject historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University, tells of interviewing Jobs in 2003 and asking him why he enjoyed spending time with older veterans of the Valley, includingIntels Robert Noyce and Andy Grove. He told her, You cant really understand what is going on now unless you understand what came before.Ž And thats the point of Berlins book, to take a step back and revisit the earliest days of computing, when machines engulfed entire rooms at corporations and had less memory than a smartwatch. The early days „ and how primitive they were „ are an important milestone to document and make for an entertaining read. The author also visits the birth of the Internet and microprocessor, and companies such as Atari, Xerox, Genentech and Activision. The stories that resonated the most for this reader were Apple and Atari. Of Apple, most people remember that the company invented the personal computer, but saw its innovations quickly usurped when Microsoft and IBM teamed to oer a dierent type of personal computing. Berlin takes us back to the formative years, and shows, in a way I havent read before, just what a calming and disciplined approach Markkula brought to making Apple what it was „securing funding and getting products into customers hands. Atari created the worlds rst popular video game, Pong started in 1972 in video arcades, and then brought games to the home (then a radical idea) with a portable console that plugged into the TV. Video games had their ups and downs, but today its a $100 billion a year industry. Those formative ideas changed the way we look at movies and TV shows as well, and are now morphing into virtual and augmented reality „ thanks to Ataris Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Many of us forget that before Apple, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari, shortly after dropping out of college. While Apple had early initial successes, they were nothing compared with Atari, which Berlin ably points out, in colorful detail. Troublemakers is a fun and welldocumented read. I look forward to what should be a sequel concerning Google, Facebook and Amazon.REVIEW Steve Jobs, left, and Steve Wozniak, right (with John Sculley), co-founded Apple.RICK BROWNE/PICTURE GROUPTroublemakers revisits ghosts in the machinesJefferson GrahamUSA TODAY Author Leslie BerlinANNE BARRY Sometimes, the best author is real life. In these cases, non-ction tales unfold in ways that even the most imaginative novelist couldnt dream up „ and if he or she did, reviewers would sco at the unbelievability of the book. The subtitle of Paul Kixs The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became Frances Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando (Harper, 222 pp., eeeg ) promises the reader a wild ride that would putDan Brown, Agatha Christie or Tom Clancy to shame. Robert de La Rochefoucauldwas still in his teens when he decided to follow an exiled Gen. Charles de Gaulles call for resistance against the Nazis in 1940. He walked from France „ where his family tree reached back to 900 A.D.„ to Spain andmade his way to England. De Gaulle gave the young man the thumbs-up to join the British, who were training agents from the Continent in special operations. La Rochefoucauld learned how to helpresisters ght back „ from how to make and place explosives to how to kill an attacker with ones bare hands to how to withstand torture. Kixs real-life adventure book is informed by interviews with members o f his subjects family, piles of government records and La Rochefoucaulds autobiography. Kix fastidiously crossreferences dates and facts to keep the time line uncolored by clan lore and the protagonists sometimes fuzzy memory. (La Rochefoucaulds testimony on behalf of Vichy ocial Maurice Paponduring Papons 1997-1998 trial brings controversy to what would otherwise be ablack-and-white tale.) The narrative voice in The Saboteur seems crafted to live up to its pageturner promise. But sometimes Kix is too eager to write like a novelist, resulting in clicheswhere the true drama could stand on its own. The ability of Kix, a deputy editor at ESPN the Magazine to infuse every chapter with facts and analysis makes the book an enjoyable read. And the real-life ending seems almost too good to be true. La Rochefoucauld died on May 8, 2012, the 67th anniversary of what hed risked his life to help bring about: V-E Day.REVIEW Saboteur reads like ction with real thrills Zlati MeyerUSA TODAY Author Paul KixWondering about the afterlife and what comes after death is pretty natural. Do angels greet us? Maybe theres a warm and loving welcome from a longgone family pooch? Or does a vast swath of nothingness await in the hereafter? Thomas Pierces touching, thoughtprovoking debut novel The Afterlives (Riverhead, 366 pp., eeeE ) delves into the familiar desire to gure all that out, centering on a guy who died. Part love story and part speculative sci-, its a meandering, albeit meaningful, look at marriage, technology and ghosts „ those of the otherworldly type but also specters of our past that inuence our present. After acardiac arrest „ what his doctor deems a misreŽ „ 33-year-old loan ocer Jim Byrd is able to monitor the device keeping his heart in tip-top shape via an app on his phone. What nags him, though, is that in the few minutes he was technically dead, there were no shinin g li g hts or heavenl y hosts. Seeking out an afterlife becomes an obsession for Jim: He hears voices at the haunted stairs of a Tex-Mex joint in his North Carolina hometown „ which has become a haven for the elderly „ and nds a physicist who studies the possibility of communicating with the dead, all fueling his desperate need to nd the answer to Whats next?Ž At the same time, he discovers a grounding force in Annie, the childhood sweetheart he reconnects with who lost her husband in a tragic accident. Loss weighs heavily on most of Pierces characters, even bit players who weave in and out of Jims life. Interspersed is a love triangle from the past involving two brothers and a girl that acts as a tragic echo of the main plot: For most of The Afterlives its a tan g ential time line thats p uzzlin g in its connection to everything else, though by the end it becomes a satisfying addition to the overall tapestry. Thats true of many of Pierces story threads, from the mysterious dog mentioned on the rst page to a ttingly named contraption called the Reunion Machine. Fans of The Leftovers A Ghost Story and others of their metaphysical ilk will nd loads of heady stu in The Afterlives thatll put them in good spirits. A new-age church where holograms give sermons, characters fretting about the fragility of existence and decisions that need to be made regarding The Great Beyond areintroduced as food for thought „ like a pack of ethereally tinged Slim Jims, they can be tough to chew on but end up tasty when you sit back and savor them.REVIEWBrian TruittUSA TODAY Author Thomas Pierce Afterlives traces what happens after we die


1Unmaskedby Andrew Lloyd Webber (Harper, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:A memoir by the British composer, whose many hit musicals include Sunset Boulevard School of Rock Cats and The Phantom of the Opera .THE BUZZ:Arrives as NBC gears up for an Easter Sunday (April 1) live broadcast of the 70s Webber-Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Legend.New & noteworthy 2Ive Loved You Since Foreverby Hoda Kotb, illustrated by Suzie Mason (HarperCollins, ction, ages 4-8, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:An illustrated picture book for kids that celebrates the bond between parent and child.THE BUZZ:Today show co-anchor Kotb was inspired to write her rst childrens book after adopting her baby daughter, Haley Joy.3The Womans Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Voteby Elaine Weiss (Viking, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:The ght for womens surage in the USA came down to a crucial vote in Tennessee, and this history looks at the erce forces aligned on both sides of the issue.THE BUZZ:Page-turning ƒ remarkably entertaining,Ž Publishers Weekly says in a starred review.43 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip Hops Multibillion-Dollar Riseby Zack O-Malley Greenburg (Little, Brown, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:The author of Empire State of Mind (a Jay-Z bio) returns with a look at how three titans of hip-hop, including Shawn Carter, made it to the top.THE BUZZ:Engaging ƒ will satisfy neophytes and devotees alike,Ž says Kirkus Reviews .5Speak No Evilby Uzodinma Iweala (Harper, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Niru, a Harvard-bound track star in Washington, D.C., is hiding a secret from his conservative Nigerian parents: hes gay.THE BUZZ:Its an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. Heartbreakingly beautiful,Ž says Jill Zimmerman of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich.USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne, celebrates Cats.Ž 2014 AP PHOTO BOOKS HARPERCOLLINS6 SUNDAY,MARCH4,2018 USA TODAY LIFE The book list appears every Thursday.Fo r e ac h t i t l e the fo rma t an d pu b lis he r lis ted ar e fo r the be s ts e llin g ve rsi o n of th a t t i t l e th is w ee k R e p o r t in g o u t l et s inclu de Ama zo n c o m, Ama zo n Kin d l e B arn e s & N ob l e. c o m, B arn e s & N obl e Inc B arn e s & N ob l e e-boo ks, Boo ksAMilli o n c o m, Boo ks A Milli o n, Co s t c o Hu d s o n Boo ks e ll e rs, i Boo ks ( Appl e Inc .) 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Tar get Ta tte r ed Cove r Boo k Sto r e (De n ver ). n Rank th is w ee k n Rank las t w ee k (F) F ic t i o n ( N F) N o n c t i o n ( P ) Pap e r b ack ( H ) Har d c ove r (E) E-boo k Pu b lis he r in italics WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BES T SE LLIN G BOO K S BOO KLI S T U S AT OD AY .CO M THE TOP 10 12 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine LEngle Youth: Otherworldly visitor informs family of a tesseract,Ž a wrinkle in time; classic (F) (P) Square Fish 2„ Fifty Fifty James Patterson, Candice Fox Australian Detective Harriet Blue is banished to a small town, where she “nds a diary outlining a killers plan to wipe out the whole place; second in series (F) (E) Little, Brown 33 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah In 1970s Alaska, a teenage girl „ the daughter of a disturbed Vietnam War POW „ has to grow up in a hurry (F) (E) St. Martins Press 423 Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Children: Turns out green eggs and ham arent so bad in this Seuss classic (F) (H) Random House 57 The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn A 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townhouse across the park (F) (E) William Morrow 646 Red Sparrow Jason Matthews Former Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova, now a Russian intelligence officer, works as a trained seductress (F) (E) Scribner 7„ Agent in Place Mark Greaney Former covert CIA asset Court Gentry works with a group of Syrian ex-pats to bring down the regime (F) (E) Berkley 85 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson Psychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 935 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Children: A collection of rhymes that includes old “sh and new “sh (F) (H) Random House 10„ Educated Tara Westover Memoir by a Cambridge Ph.D. who was raised by Idaho survivalists and did not enter a classroom until she was 17 (NF) (H) Random House THE REST 118 An American Marriage /Tayari JonesNewlyweds Roy and Celestia see their lives ripped apart when Roy is convicted of a crime his wife knows he did not commit; Oprahs Book Club (F) (E) Algonquin Books 1217 Dr. Seusss ABC /Dr. SeussChildren: Book teaches the alphabet in a fun way (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 1313 Ready Player One /Ernest ClineYouth: Wade Watts escapes his grim life by searching for a lottery ticket in a virtual world (F) (P) Broadway Books 1410 Wonder /R.J. PalacioYouth: August Pullman, who was born with a facial irregularity, wants nothing more than to be normal (F) (H) Knopf Books for Young Readers 159 Dog Man and Cat Kid /Dav PilkeyYouth: Dog Man and his sidekick, Cat Kid, search for a missing movie star; fourth in series (F) (H) Scholastic 1647 The Cat in the Hat /Dr. SeussChildren: Much happens when Mom is away and the cat turns up (F) (H) Random House 1728 Are You My Mother? /P.D. EastmanChildren: A bird who falls out of a nest goes around asking everyone „ dog, cat, plane „ are you my mother?Ž (F) (H) Random House Childrens Books 186 Fire and Fury /Michael WolffSubtitle: Inside the Trump White HouseŽ (NF) (H) Henry Holt and Co. 1912 Still Me /Jojo MoyesLouisa Clark has found solace with Ambulance SamŽ in England, but can her new relationship survive a job opportunit y in New York? (F) (E) Pamela Dorman Books 20„ The Last Tudor /Philippa GregoryKatherine, the younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, “ghts for survival under Queen Elizabeth I (F) (E) Touchstone 2116 Little Fires Everywhere /Celeste NgMia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 2215 Look for Me /Lisa GardnerWhen an entire family is murdered, except the missing 16-year-old daughter, detective D.D. Warren investigates (F) (E) Dutton 23„ Obama: An Intimate Portrait /Pete SouzaCollection of photographs taken by the White House photographer during President Obamas two terms (NF) (H) Little, Brown 2418 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss “ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 254 Night Moves /Jonathan KellermanLAPD detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware investigate a gruesome murder (F) (E) Ballantine 2622 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 27102 Gentleman Nine /Penelope WardChanning confesses his true feelings to his friend, Amber (F) (E) Penelope Ward 28„ Fox in Socks /Dr. SeussChildren: Tricky fox and lots of tongue-twisters (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 2926 The Wife Between Us /Greer Hendricks, Sarah PekkanenRichards ex-wife, Vanessa, is determined to make sure his new relationship with Nellie fails ( F) (E) St. Martins Press 30133 Theres No Place Like Space /Tish Rabe, art by Aristides RuizChildren: The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally to explore the planets of the solar system ( F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 3124 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway /Jeff KinneyYouth: The Heffleys plans go awry when they take a tropical trip for the holidays; 12th in series (F) (H) Amulet Books 32„ The Girl You Left Behind /Jojo MoyesBefore his sudden death, a young husband gives his wife a portrait from the World War I-era, and a battle ensues ove r its troubled history (F) (E) Pamela Dorman Books 3320 Darker /E.L. JamesChristian Grey retells Fifty Shades DarkerŽ from his point of view (F) (P) Vintage 3429 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 3525 Origin /Dan BrownHarvard symbologist Robert Langdon is on the hunt (and run) again as he searches for a cryptic password in Spain (F) (E) Doubleday 36„ Nobody Does It Better /Lexi BlakeKayla Summers is assigned to be actor Joshua Hunts new bodyguard; 15th in series (F) (E) DLZ Entertainment 3721 The 5 Love Languages /Gary ChapmanSubtitle: The Secret to Love That LastsŽ (NF) (P) Northeld Publishing 3831 The Sun and Her Flowers /Rupi KaurA look at growth and healing through poetry; follow-up to Milk and HoneyŽ (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 3982 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda /Becky AlbertalliYouth: Simon Spiers secret is in danger of coming to light (F) (P) Balzer + Bray 4087 Put Me in the Zoo /Robert LopshireChildren: A book about colors (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 4119 Dark in Death /J.D. RobbAfter a woman is stabbed during a screening of PsychoŽ in New York City, a novelist tells Lt. Eve Dallas that she re cognizes the crime from the pages of her own book (F) (E) St. Martins Press 4240 You Are a Badass /Jen SinceroSubtitle: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeŽ (NF) (P) Running Press 43„ Small Great Things /Jodi PicoultRuth Jefferson, an experienced black nurse, is asked by white supremacists not to touch their newborn baby „ who g oes into distress (F) (P) Ballantine 4445 Oh, the Places Youll Go! /Dr. SeussChildren: Dr. Seuss advice on life is a favorite for graduations (F) (H) Random House 45„ Sunburn /Laura LippmanPolly and Adams new relationship is tested after a murder in a small town (F) (E) William Morrow 4653 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You /Dr. SeussChildren: Subtitle: Dr. Seusss Book of Wonderful NoisesŽ (F) (H) Random House 4739 We Were the Lucky Ones /Georgia HunterThe Kurc family tries to reunite after escaping Poland during World War II (F) (P) Penguin 48„ Wacky Wednesday /Dr. SeussChildren: A child awakens one morning to “nd everythings out of place (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 49„ Smart Women /Judy BlumeMargo and B.B. try to navigate their new lives now that theyre both divorced (F) (E) Berkley 50„ Any Day Now /Robyn CarrSierra Jones visits her brother while trying to leave her troubled past behind; second in series (F) (P) Harlequin MIRA


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