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
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Also issued on microfilm from Crest Technologies.
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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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NO PLACE LIKE HOME DAYSHOURSMINUTESSECONDS Judith Bacon has lived most of her 80 years as a quadriplegic after surviving polio as a child. The disability didnt stop her from having a career as an executive assistant, or from marrying and becoming a stepmother. For many years she could get out of bed by herself, peel her breakfast banana, and type quickly on a computer. Bacon cant do those things now „ but she still sings in her church choir, spends time with friends and family when they visit, and can move around her Nokomis home in a wheelchair. She lives alone since her husbands unexpected death years ago. Her home, which was designed and built for her, is where she wants to be. But were it not for help from a state program „ which she had to wait on a list to bene“t from „ everything would be different. I dont know what I would do without this help,Ž said Bacon about a state-funded program called Community Care for the Elderly. The program brings an aide into her home a few hours per week to help her with showering, dressing, “xing meals, small house chores and companionship. Without this service, I would have to be in a nursing home,Ž said Bacon, who pays a small co-pay for the help. I could not afford to hire as much help as I need.Ž She knows a nursing home would be far more expensive than living at home. The average annual cost, for example, for fee-forservice nursing home care claims per client was about $65,000 in 2016 „ compared to $8,230 for a client enrolled in the Community Care for the Elderly Program, according to state data. Its a little help for them, but its essential,Ž said Bacons aid, Adriana Jiminez with Allied Pro-Health Care based in Sarasota, as she prepared Bacons breakfast. A group that advocates for By ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERAt-risk seniors wait for word on funding SUN PHOTOS BY TOM ONEILLHome health aide Adriana Jimenez, from Allied Pro-Health Care based in Sarasota, helps Judith Bacon put on her necklace in Bacons Nokomis home. Judith Bacon suers from post-Polio syndrome and is partially paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Once able to type many words per minute and get herself into and out of bed, that has become a challenge in her later years. She sat on a wait-list for years to receive social services, which she now has been receiving for about one year. BOTTOM LINESeveral statefunded programs help make it possible for Floridas older citizens to stay in the comfort of their homes instead of opting for assisted living or nursing homes. A black and white photograph, hand colored by Bacons mother, of Judith Bacon when she was 3 years old. FUNDING | 4A licensed child care facility in Charlotte County received the most serious degree of violation from the Florida Department of Children and Families related to an incident last year, records show. DCF sent Administrative Complaints to at least 10 licensed child care providers in Charlotte County and imposed more than $2,360 in “nes for their violations in 2017 through the present, according to records obtained by the Sun Violations ranged in severity from Class 3, posing low potential harm to children, to a threat though not imminent with Class 2. One facility received the most serious Class 1 violation last year. Class 1 violations pose an imminent threat to a child including abuse or neglect, and which could or does result in death or serious harm to the health, safety or well-being of a child,Ž according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. A “ne of $1,000 for two Class 1 violations was related to an incident last year involving SKY Family YMCA at Franz Ross, located along Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte, according to DCF records. DCF inspected the location on Oct. 25 and found one or more children were not adequately supervised in that a 3-year-old male child pulled down the pants of another 3-year-old male child and continued touching his buttocks and private areas over several minutes.Ž The administrative complaint from DCF was signed by the agencys regional program manager on Jan. 25. A staff member at the Franz Ross location has previously witnessed the same child do the same thing both 17 and 18 days earlier, yet allowed the child to play in an area Local child care center issued Class 1 violation By ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERVIOLATION | 2I love it when our readers disagree with me. Like DH. I read the published Viewpoint of John, referring to the BS spewed by David DunnRankin about the NORPAC paper mill anti-dumping complaint. Dunn-Rankin complained how it was going to cost the newspaper industry $1.5 million per saved job. Interestingly, he only mentioned the 400 jobs still at stake in this one mill, not those jobs listed below that have already been lost! Kimberly-Clark closed its Cold Springs facility in Fox Crossing laying off 500 men and women. Another paper company, Appvion, also in the town of Appleton, “led for bankruptcy and laid off 200 workers. Wisconsin alone has lost more than 17,000 paper mill positions as 34 paper factories closed. And now Kimberly-Clark announced earlier this month that the corporation would be closing another 10 factories and dumping as many as another 5,500 workers. But ƒ thats progress, and the cost of a few thousand American jobs is a small price to pay for Dunn-Rankin to be able to keep his cost down and his pro“ts up!Ž DH Well DH, I think we mostly agree. Opening U.S. markets to foreign competition is hard for speci“c businesses in speci“c areas. Workers do lose jobs. The question is, what do we do A small price to pay for Dunn-RankinDAVID | 5 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENTCALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 70AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Thunderstorm in spotsHigh 81 Low 68$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, March 11, 2018 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........10 Obituaries ...............5 Police Beat ..............9 Viewpoint ............6-7State ......................11 OUR TOWN: Calendar ................14NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........7-9 Nation ...................3-4 TV Listings ................6 Weather ...................2 World .....................10 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........5-11FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Now is a good time to change your smoke alarm batteries too! 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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 with another male child out of her full view, which posed an imminent threat to a child, or could or did result in death or serious harm to the health, safety or well-being of a child,Ž the administrative complaint stated. The facility employed child care personnel who failed to ensure that one or more children were adequately supervised,Ž states the Administrative Complaint. Although the staff member documented each incident for parental noti“cation, according to the complaint, she failed to report the incidents to the Florida Abuse Hotline.Ž Another Class 1 violation was listed in the complaint, which said as a mandated reporter, the owner, operator, employee or substitute failed to report suspected child abuse or neglect as required.Ž There had been no other Class 1 violations within a two-year period, according to the complaint. DCF spokesperson Natalie Harrell said the inspector watched recored video of the incident and did not witness it “rsthand. We received a complaint about the facility, which led to the inspection.Ž She said parents involved were noti“ed by the YMCA as well as DCF and law enforcement. Harrell also noted the children were separated. The child abuse investigation was closed with veri“ed “ndings of inadequate supervision,Ž Harrell said. Asked for comment, CEO of SKY Family YMCA Patrick Ryan issued the following statement: This is a private situation and the Y cant comment speci“cally on the incident due to the privacy of our children and families. However, the Y felt it necessary to report the incident to DCF and staff took immediate action. At the time of the situation the Center was properly staffed but there was an issue with line of site in the set up of the classroom which was taken care of. The Franz Ross Child Development Center will continue to provide safe and nurturing childcare to the Port Charlotte community.Ž DCF will issue an administrative complaint to suspend, deny or revoke a license if a facility receives a third Class 1 violation in a two-year period. Child care providers may also challenge any “nes, according to Harrell. Any providers that have received a Class 1 violation are not eligible for the designation of a Gold Seal Quality Care provider for two years. There are currently 10 Gold Seal providers in Charlotte County, according to information from DCF. With 40 licensed childcare facilities in Charlotte County, most did not receive enough violations to warrant administrative complaints from DCF last year. A quality daycare should have little to no violations,Ž said Harrell. DCF does not license or inspect child care facilities in Sarasota County, which is handled by Sarasota County Department of Health, according to Harrell. In North Port, according to DCFs website where the public can search for providers, there are 14 licensed child care facilities „ including “ve with Gold Seal status. According to inspection reports from Sarasota County Department of Health posted on the DCF website, there were apparently no Level 1 violations at these facilities last year. DCF encourages families to search its website to identify licensed providers and read inspection histories here: https://” PublicSearch.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comVIOLATIONFROM PAGE 1 CHILD CARE FACILITY FINES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY 2017 TO MARCH 6 Name Fine Violation Level Administrative Complaint Date SKY Family YMCA, Franz Ross $1,000 Class 1 Jan. 25, 2018 A Childs Place $50 Class 2 June 29, 2017 Chutes N Ladders $25 Class 3 Aug. 3, 2017 Lutheran Child Development Center $50 Class 2 June 29, 2017 Step By Step Childrens Academy $260 Class 2 and 3 Nov. 30, 2017 Academy for Early Learning $210 (Gold Seal designation revocation) Class 2 Dec. 19, 2017 New Operation Cooper Street $205 Class 3 Nov. 8, 2017 SKY Family YMCA Englewood Myakka River $150 Class 2 Dec. 19, 2017 Storybook Too $365 Class 2 Dec. 19, 2017 YMCA Afterschool at Neil Armstrong Elementary $50 C lass 2 March 13, 2017 „ SOURCE: DCF LOCAL GOLD SEAL SCHOOLSCharlotte County € Academy for Early Learning € Academy of Little Achievers Inc € Bloom Academy Punta Gorda € Busy Bee Early Learning Center Inc € Educare Learning Center € Joyful Noise € Miss Heidis Learning Center € Miss Heidis Preschool € Our Little World Preschool € Rainbows End Play and Learn Child Care Center North Port € Children First @ North Port € The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc € Academy for Early Learning Inc NP € North Port High School Teen Parent Program € Achievements Learning Centers „ SOURCE: DCF If showing up indicates interest, then a Thursday workshop near Lake Suzy was a big success. The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, hosted a “rst glimpse of the proposed widening of Kings Highway at the border of DeSoto and Charlotte counties and moving northeast into DeSoto about three miles. The event in government-speak was an Alternatives Public Meeting, which is an invitation to “nd out whats going on. An easy hundred visitors heard FDOT engineers and staffers describe what that stretch of Kings Highway could soon look like. Safety and improved connectivity along the busy corridor are why FDOT is studying widening. Zachary Burch, FDOTs District 1 spokesman, however, said public disinterest or if the department deems the project unimportant could shelve those plans. FDOT on Thursday presented two Kings Highway expansion options that included a median, rights of way, relocations and neighborhood/ environmental impacts, Plans A and B, and the so-called no-build option „ which seemed unlikely, as visitors at Grace Presbyterian in Lake Suzy were more than ready for an upgrade to County Road 769, or Kings Highway. And by the time they do it,Ž said Vince Ventimiglia of Lake Suzy, visiting with his friend Bill Penny, theyll have to do it again, its growing that fast.Ž FDOT at the meeting presented maps, a short “lm and other material to help inform the visitors, who mostly lived within a radius of the targeted area, and which is gearing up for new housing and other growth. The DeSoto County side along that stretch of Kings Highway could see a 600-plus acre development of new housing, for example, and another 53 units in Lake Suzy are approved. The bottom line is that growth and traf“c along Kings Highway and into DeSoto County will surge in the next decade, according to those in attendance that included DeSoto Administrator Mandy Hines and Commissioner James Selph, as well as FDOT delegates urging public feedback to help steer the project, Burch said. Those online and mailed suggestions and observations will be accepted until March 19. FDOT will incorporate that feedback for a “rstround hearing this fall, Burch added. Tell us these things now,Ž he said of suggestions, before we move forward. We want the best plan [to bring] to the public hearing.Ž Burch added that FDOT has Kings Highway design funding. Construction funds would come in the next budget that begins July 1. Visit www. turnout for Kings Highway workshop, FDOT wants public feedbackBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN EDITOR DeSoto County Administrator Mandy Hines listens to Commissioner James Selph at Thursdays FDOT workshop in Lake Suzy. Bill Penny (left) and Vince Ventimiglia of Lake Suzy attend the FDOT hearing. Both men favor Kings Highway expansion. PHOTOS BY CRAIG GARRETTAn FDOT engineer explains the Kings Highway proposal to visitors at Grace Presbyterian on Thursday.


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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 the elderly and lobbies the Legislature for more funding for these senior services „ the Florida Council on Aging „ says helping seniors through home and community care programs reduces the number of people transitioning to Medicaid low-income medical coverage funded by the state and federal government. The Council on Aging lobbied this legislative session to increase funding by $12.4 million to serve an additional 1,744 of the most frail, at-risk seniors on the Department of Elder Affairs waiting listŽ through two home-based social service programs like the one helping Bacon. In the end, the budget the Legislature is expected to vote on includes about $2.05 million in recurring funding increases to serve about 300 to 400 additional, frail elders on the wait-lists. Despite coming in under what they had requested, advocates for the elderly were appreciative. The states more than $88 billion budget involved many important issues that were competing for funding this year namely increases involving schools following the Feb. 14 school shooting tragedy in Parkland. On behalf of the Florida Council on Aging and the Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging, we appreciate the Legislatures commitment to fund increases for these critical senior home and community care programs for frail elders,Ž said Robert Beck, partner with PinPoint Results, LLC, who lobbied for the agencies requests in Tallahassee this year. The Agency on Aging had said the additional $12.4 million in funding it originally requested would have meant a cost avoidanceŽ of $103 million by caring for seniors at home rather than in more costly nursing homes. The Legislature has for eight consecutive years increased funding for home and community care programs for elders, Beck noted. State of SeniorsThe Community Care for the Elderly Program that helps Bacon stay out of a nursing home, has been around for decades in Florida. In the 1970s, the Legislature supported funding and implementing demonstration projects to determine acceptable and cost-effective ways of keeping elderly people in their own homes to prevent, postpone or reduce inappropriate or unnecessary institutional placements,Ž according to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Programs and Services Handbook. And, Bacon is not alone in wanting to stay home where she is most comfortable. The Department of Elder Affairs programs serve elders through home and community based services „ the least restrictive and most cost-ef“cient manner,Ž said Florida Department of Elder Affairs spokesperson Ashley Chambers. These programs are bene“cial to elders because they can remain in their own homes and communities as they age, receiving services there and avoiding nursing home placement.Ž Not only is this preferred by older Floridians in need of services, according to Chambers, but the state also avoids the higher costs associated with nursing homes. But because there are so many who want this help, there is a wait-list for it. Bacon said she had to wait too, upwards of a year. Tens of thousands are waiting throughout Florida for assistance from the Community Care for the Elderly Program „ along with two other social services aimed at keeping people at home: Home Care for the Elderly and Alzheimers Disease Initiative. Some wait on more than one list at a time, and average wait times for the programs range from just under to just over a year. Locally, last month, for example, 296 people were waiting for assistance from those three programs in Charlotte County. Meanwhile, in Sarasota County, there were 579 people on the wait-lists, and 66 seniors in DeSoto County, according to numbers from the state. It is not surprising that for a state with such a large elder population that there would be waitlists for home and community-based programs,Ž said Chambers. But lots of help is being given. Nearly 43,000 people were served through the Community Care for the Elderly program in “scal year 2016-2017. Individuals are being served and wait-list releases are being conducted regularly as funding allows,Ž said Chambers. The wait-list is not a static number rather it changes daily.Ž Florida has the highest proportion of citizens aged 65 and older of any state. And Charlotte and Sarasota counties have some of the highest concentrations of elderly people in Florida. The “ve counties with the densest population of elders age 60 and older are Sumter (60.37 percent), followed by Charlotte (45.6 percent), Citrus (42.91 percent), Sarasota (41.80 percent), and Highlands (41.08 percent), according to information from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Its a trend that will likely continue, which according to the Florida Council on Aging, underscores the continued need for additional funding for home based programs. Growth in people aged 60 and older in Florida is projected to be more than half of the states growth for all age groups between 2010 and 2030, according to data from Floridas Long-Range Financial Outlook. And as that elder population increases, so does the demand for services,Ž Chambers said. The demand is so great that unlike Bacon „ who got help „ not everyone makes it off the wait-list. According to information from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs about 12 to 16 percent died while on wait-lists for the three programs. We have no information on whether the death that resulted in them being removed from the wait-list was related to the nature for which they were seeking services,Ž said Chambers, stressing the services individuals seek are not medical. And, Chambers said that not everyone on wait-lists are actually eligible for programs that they want help from. Names of people on the wait lists are exempt from public disclosure, according to the state. For those who are not frail and are on the waitlist they will continue to wait but are assessed at least annually to see if their circumstances have changed,Ž Chambers said. Anyone on the list can call at any time to notify us that their circumstances have changed and request a new assessment. They are not simply placed on the list and forgotten.Ž Funding to replace the Florida Department of Elder Affairs 26-year-old client tracking system is in the proposed budget for lawmakers to vote on. Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comFUNDINGFROM PAGE 1 WAITING FOR HELP AS OF 2/2/18The following are unduplicated wait-list numbers Select Counties Community Care for Elderly/Home Care for Elderly/Alzheimers Disease Initiative wait Charlotte 296 Sarasota 579 Lee 1,290 DeSoto 66 Polk 1,314 Miami-Dade 9,796 Orange 2,273 Sumter 103 Palm Beach 2,820 Broward 1,753 Duval 2,241 Glades 35 Hillsborough 2,457 Manatee 465 The following are duplicated wait-list numbers, as some people are on multiple program lists Select Counties Community Care for Elderly H ome Care for Elderly Alzheimers Disease Initiative Charlotte 287 26 61 Sarasota 552 36 155 Lee 1,221 130 374 DeSoto 64 7 14 Polk 1,241 229 171 Miami-Dade 9,515 1,307 81 Orange 2,111 846 74 Palm Beach 2,584 508 374 Broward 1,677 157 119 Duval 2,151 432 417 Glades 32 4 7 Hillsborough 2,357 334 254 Manatee 459 40 16 THOSE WHO LEFT FY 20162017Program Number left wait list Number left wait list due to death %Left wait list due to death Community Care for Elderly 33,471 4,396 13% Alzheimers Disease Initiative 6,791 845 12% Home Care for Elderly 6,606 1,039 16% „ SOURCE: Florida Department of Elder Affairs KEEPING PEOPLE HOMEThree state funded programs geared toward keeping people in their homes rather than nursing homes, which can be significantly cheaper. The estimated cost to serve 1,788 at-risk seniors at home is $12.4 million, versus $115.8 million to serve them in nursing homes, according to the Florida Council on Aging, which says it advocates for older Floridians. Heres a rundown of three key programs funded by the state:COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE ELDERLYThis state-funded program serves people who are 60 and older and functionally impaired. Its funded by general revenue, but a 10-percent match is required of service providers and clients who are assessed a co-payment on a sliding scale. Goods and services include: Adult day care, adult day health care, case management, case aide, chore assistance, companionship, medical supplies, counseling, emergency alert response, emergency home repair, home delivered meals, home health aide, homemaker, home nursing, legal assistance, material aid, therapeutic services, personal care, respite, shopping assistance, transportation. Fiscal year State funding Clients served 2008-2009 $41,521,133 15,773 2009-2010$40,578,61716,165 2010-2011 $40,479,617 16,015 2011-2012 $40,479,617 13,459 2012-2013 $41,479,617 14,244 2013-2014$45,229,61712,423 2014-2015 $49,479,617 31,866* 2015-2016 $50,479,617 38,596 2016-2017 $52,434,837 42,966 2017-2018$54,679,83744,806# *Increase in number of individuals receiving intake and case management services while waiting for Medicaid services. # ProjectionHOME CARE FOR THE ELDERLYThis state-funded program serves people 60 and older living in family-type living arrangements within private homes as an alternative to institutional or nursing facilities. Individuals must meet an asset/income limitation, be at risk of nursing home placement and have an approved adult caregiver living with them who is willing and able to provide or help arrange for care. A basic subsidy is provided to support the elder „ usually $106 per month „ including some medical costs and a special subsidy may be provided for services and supplies. Fiscal year State funding Clients served 2008-2009$8,319,32234,204 2009-2010 $7,903,357 2,620 2010-2011 $7,903,357 2,620 2011-2012 $7,903,357 2,628 2012-2013$7,903,3572,877 2013-2014 $7,903,357 2,831 2014-2015 $7,903,357 2,760 2015-2016 $7,903,357 2,824 2016-2017$7,903,3572,627 2017-2018 $8,903,357 2,959# # ProjectionALZHEIMERS DISEASE INITIATIVEThis state-funded program includes three components. The first is supportive services such as counseling, medical supplies, and respite for caregiver relief. The second component of the program is memory Disorder Clinics to provide diagnosis, education, training, research, treatment, and referrals. And the third involves the Florida Brain Bank to support research. Co-pay is assessed based on sliding scale, and individuals must be diagnosed or suspected of having Alzheimers disease or other memory disorders. Fiscal year State funding Clients served 2008-2009 $9,621,935 2,174 2009-2010$8,050,6661,999 2010-2011 $8,362,200 2,300 2011-2012 $9,404,262 3,348 2012-2013 $9,554,262 *1,808 2013-2014$10,412,2011,832 2014-2015 $16,093,452 2,657 2015-2016 $16,471,449 2,673 2016-2017 $18,031,499 3,567 2017-2018$21,309,195#4,215 *Beginning 2012-2013 the number of clients served has eliminated any duplication of services. #Projection „ SOURCE: Florida Department of Elder Affairs PROFILE OF HOME & COMMUNITY CARE CLIENTS€ Average number of serious health conditions: 3 € Average individual monthly income: $1,266 € 79% have less than $2,000 in assets € Average age is 81 € About 67% are femaleSERVICES HOME & COMMUNITY CARE CLIENTS MAY RECEIVE€ Home delivered meals € Home health aid € Personal care € Adult day care € Transportation € Case management € Chore service/homemakers € Some medical supplies € Caregiver support/respite € Home accessibility modifications „ SOURCE: Florida Council on Aging COMPARING COSTS(Annual cost per client 2016-2017) Program Cost Nursing home (fee for service) ....................................$65,402 Medicaid managed care ..............................................$41,584 Community Care for Elderly (enrolled).........................$8,231 Alzheimers Disease Initiative ......................................$11,348 Home Care for Elderly ..................................................$3,720 Local Service Programs ................................................$4,240 „ SOURCE: Florida Department of Elder Affairs BY THE NUMBERS FLORIDAS AGING NETWORK11............................Area agencies on aging 52............................Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agencies 3,096.......................Assisted living facilities 329..........................Adult Family Care Homes 742..........................Nursing Homes 410..........................Municipal Governments 67............................County Governments 182,000,000............Volunteer Hours in 2017 285..........................Senior Centers 397..........................Congregate meal sites 16............................Memory Disorder Clinics 8,900,000................Meals on Wheels deliveredWHAT DO AREA AGENCIES ON AGING DO?€ Provide information and referral services € Help clients to access publicly and non-publicly funded services € Assist clients with the Medicaid eligibility application process € Triage clients who require assistance € Maintain the client wait lists for longterm care programs and services € Operate statewide toll-free Elder Helplines „ SOURCE: Florida Department of Elder Affairs AVERAGE WAIT TIMES FY 2016 2017Program Average wait in years Alzheimers Disease Initiative .7 Community Care for the Elderly 1.1 Home Care for the Elderly .9 „ SOURCE: Florida Department of Elder Affairs FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 about it? Many of the mills you cited went out of business because they were poorly managed. Or the owners refused to invest in upgrading the plant. Or they borrowed too much money and couldnt handle the economic downturn. Or the industry became much more ef“cient and needed fewer mills. Some mills were shut down because of declining demand from customers. Some mills also went out of business because of foreign competition. Should we protect every single paper mill in the U.S., ef“cient or inef“cient, from outside competition and inept management? As I said in an earlier column, I dont envy Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross trying to make these decisions. About 100 years ago, Democrat senators railed against trade tariffs because they knew trade tariffs primarily were designed to allow owners of U.S. businesses to make more money. Democrats argued trade tariffs were a tool that transferred money from the working class to the pocketbooks of the wealthy. The Republicans supported wealthy business owners. Then Democrats changed and were for trade tariffs because foreign competition affected a core constituency „ trade unions. Republicans also switched sides and were for free trade. Republicans now argued free trade helped raise the average persons standard of living even though some individuals and companies were hurt in the process. Now Trump Republicans have switched back to supporting trade tariffs to help their wealthy business owner constituents like the hedge fund which owns NORPAC. Democrats also changed sides, and are again in favor of free trade. I admit part of my skepticism on tariffs is I dont trust our politicians to do what is right for us. I believe they will just regularly ”ip-”op to a position on trade that is temporarily in their political best interest. Youve no doubt heard this president complain about NAFTA. Youve heard about our huge trade de“cits with Canada. We are told Canada is unfairly dumping steel, aluminum, lumber, and paper into our markets and causing huge job losses here in America. But did you know our own of“ce of the United Trade Representative says we actually have a trade surplus with Canada? Am I wrong because I dont trust our politicians, Republican or Democrat, to put our interests above the politicians own petty political interests and donor base? Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employeeowned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE Milton L. HartMilton MiltieŽ L. Hart, 77, of New Market, MD, formerly of Catonsville, MD died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his newfound home in Port Charlotte, FL. Born July 5, 1940 in Kitzmiller, MD, he was the son of the late Milton G. Hart and Juanita Abwah Hart, nee Paugh. A 1958 graduate of Kitzmiller High School, Milton joined the Maryland State Police in 1959 and retired after 30 years of service. After his retirement he enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, visiting family and friends and especially traveling to Germany. He was a member of the New Market Grange #362 in Maryland, the Westernport Heritage Society of Maryland and the Elks Club of Deep Creek, Florida. Milton was a believer in Jesus Christ; he knew that the Lord was his Shepherd and Savior. He will always be loved and will stay in the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Milton was the most kind and giving soul, with a great sense of humor and he always had the time for a cup of coffee and chat. Milton will be greatly missed by his survivors, his Life Partner and Companion, he lovingly called his wife for 26 years, Rita Mueller of New Market, MD and Port Charlotte; his children, Stacy (husband-Robert) Knight of Catonsville, MD, Sandra (husband-Nathapol) Prechit of Sykesville, MD and Clark Mueller of New Market, MD; a brother, Joseph (wife-Marie) Hart of Keymar, MD; his grandchildren, Robert, Rachel, Sara, Hanna and Morgan Knight, Ryan, Brandon, and Tyler Prechit. His many friends will miss him, especially Clellie Paugh of WV, Richard Kenner of MD, the Sean Thomas Family of MD, Debi McGuire of MD and Gertrud Wirtz and family of Alfter, Germany. In lieu of ”owers please donate to your church or a favorite charity in remembrance of Milton. Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Private arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.Audrey SanbornAudrey Dee DeeŽ Sanborn passed away after a long battle with cancer in Punta Gorda, Fl at 80 years old. Audrey is survived by her three children Allyn Shelatz, Corey Keppler, and William Keppler, as well as nine grandchildren: Collyn, Logan, Lara, Henry, Sarah, Hailey, Lance, Travis, and Sidney. Audrey was born on October 20, 1937, in Greenwich Village, New York, New York to Gladys and Elliott Singer. Audrey graduated from St. Johns University in 1959 with a degree in Educational Psychology. She dedicated years to educating children throughout New York and was on the Kings Park School District Board of Education. She married John Sanborn in 1972 and retired from the school district in 1989. In 1996 she made her way to Punta Gorda, Florida for the birth of her “rst grandchild. Since then she has been an active member of the community volunteering and working for many local organizations such as the animal shelter, the First United Methodist Church, Florida Gulf Coast University, and a big part of the Emerald Pointe Community. Audrey was known for being a lover of life, traveling, sailing, and always being a good friend. A celebration of life is planned for Audrey on March 17th in Punta Gorda at the First United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and to celebrate Audreys life.Elizabeth D. WorthingtonElizabeth BettyŽ D. Worthington, 91, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away February 27, 2018. She was born August 12, 1926 in Baltimore, MD to Joseph and Rose Kavesan. She will be remembered and greatly missed by her family and the many friends she made wherever she went. Beloved wife of the late Carroll R., Sr.; loving mother of Rick (Lorie) of Ohio, Mark (Janie) of Michigan, and Steve (Carol) of Ohio; dear grandmother of Andrea Franz (Billy) and Stephanie; great-grandmother of Ahria Franz; much-loved sister of RoseMarie (Bob) Weal (both deceased). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM, Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM till the service time. A Graveside service will follow at the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda. In lieu of ”owers, the family suggests memorials in her name to: Parma Health Ministry, 7000 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129 or the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Please visit kays-ponger. com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home.ENGLEWOOD Richard A. ElsburyRichard DickŽ A. Elsbury, 84, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Manor Care in Venice, Florida. He was born on Sept. 8, 1933, in Muncie, Indiana, to Keith and Ann (Wettschurack) Elsbury. Dick had been a resident of Sarasota County for 37 years coming from Traverse City, Michigan. Dick attended Green“eld Indiana High School and graduated from Purdue University, Class of 1955 with a BS in agriculture. He then served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After graduation he worked for Central Soya Company in Indiana and then moved to Traverse City, where he began his career in Real Estate. After moving to Florida, he founded American Mortgage of Englewood and retired in 2000 after 17 years. He was a member and Past President of the Englewood Rotary Club, a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2378, Masonic Lodge No. 222 F. & A.M. in Traverse City; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Englewood United Methodist Church where he had served as an usher. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, JoAnn Elsbury; two daughters, Elizabeth A. (Tom) Moen of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Karen M. Elsbury of Alexandria, Virginia; one sister, Sara K. Morgan of Denver, Colorado; two granddaughters, Anna and Sara Moen; one niece; and one nephew. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, in the Doan Chapel at the Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 East Dearborn St., Englewood, with Pastor Don Burlock, of“ciating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation www.rotary. org/en/donate or a charity of your choice in memory of Dick Elsbury. You may share a memory with the family at www. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.Nancy Sue LingemanNancy Sue Lingeman, 77, of Englewood, Florida, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Englewood Community Hospital. She was born on Oct. 5, 1940, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Edward and Janet (Rich) Branch. Nancy had been a resident of Boca Grande for the last 13 years coming from Indianapolis. Nancy was a surgical nurse at Indiana University, (ears, nose and throat) for 25 years until she retired. She was a devout nature lover and was very active with the Turtle Patrol on Boca Grande, a member of the Boca Grande Historical Society and volunteered at the Boca Grande Library. She is survived by her three children, Jeffrey E. Snapp of Fort Myers, Florida, Deborah S. Bryant of Coatesville, Indiana, Gayle L. Willoughby of Sunrise, Florida; one sister, JoAnn Baxter of Englewood; two grandchildren, Amanda Bryant of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and Kyle Bryant of Avon, Indiana; and one great-granddaughter, Cora Rose Cavalier of Drexel Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Raleigh E. Lingeman. There are no services planned, but if you would like to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests Gasparilla Island Turtle Patrol, Post Of“ce Box 478, Boca Grande, FL 33921. You may share a memory with the family at www. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.Roger H. WilliamsRoger H. Williams, 95, of Englewood, Florida, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at his Charlotte County residence. He was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Naugatuck, Connecticut to Roger and Margaret (Horn) Williams. Roger served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He retired to Florida in 1985 coming from Litch“eld, Connecticut. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sarah M. Williams of Englewood; three daughters, Barbara Lambert, Sharon Weik and Beverly Dore; one son, Roger Williams; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Committal service and inurnment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida. Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army. You may share a memory with the family at www. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.NORTH PORT Raymond O. DuvalRaymond O. RayŽ Duval of North Port FL, formerly of Bristol, CT passed away peacefully on Saturday March 3, 2018 after a long but valiantly fought battle with cancer. Ray was born in Bristol on August 17, 1957 to Robert R. (deceased) and Eddie CayŽ Duval. He attended Bristol Schools prior to his enlistment in the USAF. After leaving the military he spent his life driving long distance trailer trucks all over the United States until his retirement due to illness. To deeply mourn his passing, Ray leaves his mother Cay with whom he made his home and his sister and her husband Leilani and Tom OConnor of Bristol. Ray also leaves his cherished and totally adored nephews and their families, Tommy and Jacki OConnor of Jeffersonville VT and their children Devin and Kennedy & Ben (Rays Godson) and Erin OConnor of Stanhope NJ and their children Kylie, Lucas and Sarah. His faithful and devoted fur companion Sequoia was with him throughout his illness. In accordance with Rays wishes there will be no formal services. His family will hold a private memorial in the spring. Rays family is eternally grateful to the angels on earth from Tidewell Hospice who tended him in the most loving and caring way for the last few months of his life. Memorials and remembrances for Ray made be made to Tidewell Hospice at 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota FL 34238. OBITUARIES Elaine PollaroMarch 10, 1944 ~ March 11, 2015 Still missed I Loving Memoy OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. An abbreviated death notice can be published for $30. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 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 IEWPOINTPreserve nature on Bayshore Drive Dont cede public lands Sign on back: Kick me No mixed use on South McCall Work visa program must be improved Not a big fan of the commissionerEditor: The Sunseeker Resort concept/development is exciting change to an otherwise last remnant of what could be considered old Florida.Ž And for many of us, that was our draw to the area „ the beautiful nature and clean environment. We still have a little of that left adjacent to the Sunseeker Resort development along Bayshore Drive encompassing Bayshore Park. If we want to enhance our area and promote its beauty and attractiveness to tourists, what better draw than nature with hiking trails, occasional wildlife, picnic areas and wildlife center? How many more restaurants and bars does an area need? What is also needed is a recreational draw as well. Greg Martin wrote a column on March 6 urging this same concept. We have such a gem of nature that cannot be reproduced once it is gone. We need to be responsible stewards of what little is left of what convinced us to settle here „ nature, the sighting of occasional wildlife, and the clean environment. I call upon Commissioner Doherty to step up to the plate and represent the best interests of the constituents of his district, one of which I am, and I request that he work together with and support Commisioner Joe Tiseo in preserving the wooded area along Bayshore Drive, converting it into an adjunct draw for tourists as a county park. Like the Sunseeker Resort, it will bring additional jobs to Charlotte County citizens.Dr. Catherine Bukovitz Charlotte HarborEditor: We are “rmly against any cedingŽ of any land on public property which is located on the waterfront of Bayshore Live Oak Park on Bayshore Drive in Port Charlotte. It is proposed that 1.4 acres of Bayshore Live Oak Park waterfront land adjacent to the parking lot of the now demolished Sunset Grill restaurant Editor: Its just too easy. Does Trump wear a Kick MeŽ sign on his back? While thanking groups who voted for him, he cited the poorly educated,Ž following up with, I love the poorly educated.Ž To whom could he be referring? Can you picture this: Trump charging into a school shooting, unarmed, to save lives and subdue the shooter? On a $1,000 bet which would you pick yesŽ or noŽ? Remember, bone spurs can be very disabling. Be very careful before calling a man a coward while in the next breath, self-aggrandizing ones own imagined brave actions. Does the word blowhard come to mind? Editor: The CRA Advisory Committee Editor: On the subject of immigration, I feel like we are having a ridiculous argument. For example, there are jobs that we need immigrants to fill. But they do not have to be illegal. They can come in on work visas, be tracked and go home when the work is done or their visa expires. This allows the work to be done, it keeps prices in the moderate range and it allows for keeping or bringing back jobs to our shores. All the systems are in place. There is no reason to encourage or facilitate illegal workers. The same basic premise works on the subject of securing our borders. Doing so does not make us anti-immigration, it makes us pro-national security. We welcome those who enter through our lawful channels. If those channels are not adequate, revise them. Finally, on the rights of illegals. They have the rights to humane, fair treatment, as we would hope all human beings enjoy. They do not have the right to our welfare, education or vote. Those are things afforded to citizens. Otherwise we are not a country. None of these are difficult concepts, nor are they illogical.Jennie Veary EnglewoodEditor: To Commissioner Deutsch: You really like the position of county commissioner and after eight years you now are seeking re-election. You told me eight years ago, when I campaigned for you, it was also your agenda to do away with the unjust tax of MSBUs. You have never even made an attempt in your first four years, which is why I decided to run against you, giving me the opportunity to expose this unjust tax to the voters. Now after four more years you keep telling the same do-nothing story about your future plan, which I know and you know is to sit and represent any new development that comes by taxing voters for all your recklessness. Charlotte County has become a real estate corporation, with their own signs and telling voters not to trespass on county property. Even before the land is developed you are ready to install no free parking signs, selling all access to the water to profiteers. Do something good before the next election. Milking away the time is your plan for more of the same. Get it on the agenda and bring it to a vote, in the sunshine of the voters. Let the people see who you really a re. Don Monroe Port CharlotteFlorida’s aging population: Help at homeOUR POSITION: Its a fact that programs designed to allow Floridas elderly population to live at home save the state millions of dollars. Florida lawmakers were wise in the 1970s when they implemented cost-effective programs to keep the states elderly population in their homes „ postponing costly institutional placement. Knowing the state would far exceed others in the number of people here 60 and over, lawmakers wanted to head off a day of reckoning that would overwhelm nursing homes and jack up the states Medicaid costs „ which eat up the budget like no other expense. It was a good plan and its working. But it is sorely in need of even more funding as our older population soars and the costs of nursing homes and assisted living facilities climbs. Three state-funded programs are credited by the Florida Council on Aging as saving the state millions of dollars, while at the same time accommodating elderly citizens who want to live at home. Those programs are: Community Care for the Elderly; Home Care for the Elderly and the Alzheimers Disease Initiative. These programs, which sometimes require matching funds or a co-payment from the client, provide in-home services that allow someone who has some limited abilities to live independently. Those services might include adult day care, assistance with household chores, meals delivered to the home, a home health aide, home nursing, personal care, respite and shopping assistance. The Legislature has been slow to keep pace with the aging population in funding these programs. For example, Community Care for the Elderly drew about $41.5 million in “scal year 2008-09 and 10 years later was expected to get about $54.6 million this legislative session. That is a signi“cant increase, but not what is needed when you consider growth in people aged 60 and older in Florida is projected to be more than half of the states growth for all age groups between 2010 and 2030, according to data from Floridas Long-Range Financial Outlook. Charlotte and Sarasota counties are near the top of the list when it comes to elderly residents. Charlotte is number two in the state, behind only Sumter, for people 60 and older (45 percent of the population) and Sarasota is fourth (41.8 percent). Already, people are literally dying as they wait to be accepted into these state programs. According to the Department of Elder Affairs, about 12 to 16 percent of people on a list didnt live long enough to get services last year. Last month, in Charlotte County, there were 296 people waiting for assistance from at least one of the three programs. In Sarasota County, there were 579 on lists awaiting services. In general, people are on those lists up to a year, sometimes more. The payoff for Florida to fund these programs is enormous. The annual cost for fee-for-service nursing home care for a client was about $65,000 in 2016 „ compared to a cost of about $8,200 for a client enrolled in the Community Care for the Elderly program. The difference in expenditures is staggering. Lawmakers were smart enough decades ago to see the problem with elderly care and Medicaid costs. They need to be just as smart as they look for ways to pump more money into these programs in the future. be givenŽ to Sunseeker Resorts for use as a 350 space publicŽ parking garage in exchange for infrastructure improvements. Does anyone really believe that precious waterfront property will used for a parking garage? More likely this could be just a land grabŽ for additional condo/restaurant space and then a relocation of the parking garage to property across Bayshore Drive to the north. The entire length of the waterfront of Bayshore Live Oak Park was damaged by Hurricane Irma. Reconstruction of the damaged areas was to commence on Dec. 8, 2017. To date nothing has been repaired and barricades are still in place. In early February we noticed a contractor core drillingŽ on the same 1.4-acre public park land that the county is proposing to cedeŽ to Sunseeker Resorts. The contractor said that the drilling was taking place to ascertain how heavy a structure could be erected in that area. How long has this land grabŽ been a done dealŽ without public knowledge? Private land is private, but the use, sale, or cedingŽ of public lands should be directed and subsequently voted on by we the taxpayers, aka the public.ŽChris Banks Port CharlotteRaise your hand if you think Trump actually read, All Quiet on the Western Front,Ž a daunting read for a strong reader. Oops, is that a spot on your shirt? (See a previous letter.) I am going out on a limb here. There will be no 25 percent tariff on steel, nor 10 percent on aluminum.Jack Marshall Englewoodrecommendations should be changed to reflect the consensus of the South McCall Road folks to opt out of the proposed Future Land Use Map changes and rezoning. The Planning Commission asked for consensus and we have it: The majority of the owners of the commercial businesses and land along South McCall Road from Green Street Church Street do not want to become part of the proposed more intensive mixed use development with a high residential density up to 25 units per acreŽ and have signed a petition with this request. We dont want a different sort of mix of commercial and residential on South McCall. The residential properties from Church Street to Indiana Avenue do not want office mixed use with residential. They want to stay a residential area. Unlike Dearborn and Green Street, South McCall has no multi-million dollar stormwater collection system. Each property on South McCall must manage stormwater onsite, so development at even current zoning of 13 units residential over commercial is not realistic. Residential above commercial is not desired or deemed compatible by the existing businesses. South McCall folks would, of course, welcome streetscape improvements to make South McCall more attractive. But the CRA priority should focus on ways to revitalize the Dearborn area and South Indiana Avenue. These are the two main commercial areas of the old Englewood area. Tina Bernd-Cohen Windreth Fleming Englewood


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINT WEEK IN REVIEW The war is over.Ž „ Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afghanistan (April 2002) I believe victory is closer than ever before.Ž „ Vice President Mike Pence in Afghanistan (December 2017)With metronomic regularity, every thousand days or so, Americans should give some thought to the longest war in their nations history. The war in Afghanistan, which is becoming one of the longest in world history, reaches its 6,000th day on Monday, when it will have ground on for substantially more than four times longer than U.S. involvement in World War II from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day (1,346 days). America went to war in Afghanistan because that not-really-governed nation was the safe haven from which al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks. It was not mission creep but mission gallop that turned the intervention into a war against the Taliban who had provided, or at least not prevented, the safe haven. So, the United States was on a mission opposed by a supposed ally next door „ Pakistan, which through Directorate S of its intelligence service has supported the Taliban. This fascinating, if dispiriting, story is told in Steve Colls new book Directorate S: The CIA and Americas Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.Ž There cannot be many secrets about this subject that are not in Colls almost 700 pages. He reports when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May 2002, A senior Army of“cer in Washington told him, Dont build (Bondsteels), referring to the NATO base in (Kosovo) that Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The of“cer warned McChrystal against anything here that looks permanent. ƒ We are not staying long. As McChrystal took the lay of the land, I felt like we were high-school students who had wandered into a Ma“a-owned bar.Ž It has been a learning experience. After blowing up tunnels, some almost as long as a football “eld, that were thought to be created by and for terrorists, U.S. of“cials learned that they were an ancient irrigation system. A decade ago, seven years after the war began on Oct. 7, 2001, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the U.S. objective was the creation of a strong central government. When he was asked if Afghanistan had ever had one, he answered without hesitation: No.Ž Which is still true. Years have passed since the time when, years into the war, U.S. military and civilian of“cials heatedly debated counterinsurgencyŽ as contrasted with counterterrorism,Ž distinctions that now seem less than crucial. Coll says of military commanders rotating in and out of Afghanistan annually, The commanders starting a rotation would say, This is going to be dif“cult. Six months later, theyd say, We might be turning a corner. At the end of their rotation, they would say, We have achieved irreversible momentum. Then the next command group coming in would pronounce, This is going to be dif“cult. ƒŽ The earnestness and valor that Americans have brought to Afghanistan are as heartbreaking as they are admirable. For 73 years, U.S. troops have been on the Rhine, where their presence helped win the Cold War and now serves vital U.S. interests as Vladimir Putin ignites Cold War 2.0. Signi“cant numbers of U.S. troops have been in South Korea for 68 years, and few people are foolish enough to doubt the usefulness of this deployment, or to think that it will or should end soon. It is conceivable, and conceivably desirable, that U.S. forces will be in Afghanistan, lending intelligence, logistical and even lethal support to that nations military and security forces for another 1,000, perhaps 6,000, days. It would, however, be helpful to have an explanation of U.S. interests and objectives beyond vice presidential boilerplate about how We will see it through to the end.Ž And (to U.S. troops) how the road before you is promising.Ž And how the president has unleashed the full range of American military might.Ž And how reality and facts and a relentless pursuit of victory will guide us.Ž And how U.S. forces have crushed the enemy in the “eldŽ (or at least put the Taliban on the defensiveŽ) in this “ght for freedom in Afghanistan,Ž where Bagram Air“eld is a beacon of freedom.Ž If the U.S. objective is freedom there rather than security here, or if the theory is that the latter somehow depends on the former, the administration should clearly say so, and defend those propositions, or liquidate this undertaking that has, so far, cost about $1 trillion and 2,200 American lives. George Wills email address is georgewill@ long war, without an objective, 6,000 days in A group of 107 Republican congressmen wrote a letter to President Donald Trump urging him not to go ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products. It is the biggest break in Republican unity during the Trump administration so far. Even Sen. Tom Cotton, a reliable ally of the president, made the case against the tariffs. But will the congressmens talk be followed by action to undo the order the president signed on Thursday afternoon? Almost certainly not. A rational calculation of their political interests will lead them to surrender to Trump, just as it always does. The congressmen are sincere in their opposition to Trumps tariffs, and theyre right. Their defenders have been unable to mount any coherent defense of them. They will in”ict some damage on industries that use steel and aluminum, which employ more people and contribute more to the economy than the steel and aluminum industries themselves. They threaten, given Trumps predilections, to undermine the open trading system that has contributed to American and global prosperity since World War II. The Republican lawmakers are right, too, to wonder if it was wise for Congress to give the president so much power to set tariffs. The conservative Washington Examiner, editorializing against the tariffs, notes that this delegation was part of a disturbing trend of Congress handing excessive power over to the president.Ž It recommends that Congress try to wrest back that authority by passing Sen. Mike Lees Global Trade Accountability Act. That bill would require congressional approval for major changes to trade policy. Sen. Jeff Flake is proposing similar legislative action. Turning a bill of that type into law would accomplish three good ends: stopping an economically destructive policy; promoting a healthier balance between the legislative and executive branches; and putting some distance between the Republican Party and Trump. But the practical obstacles to enactment are formidable. Trump would surely veto any legislation to reduce his discretion over trade policy. Free traders would need the support of 290 representatives and 67 senators to override a veto. It has happened before. In 1980, Congress stopped an oil-import tax President Jimmy Carter sought, overriding his veto. But America had less tribal partisanship back then. Republican voters already trust Trump more than they trust congressional Republicans. They have already turned hard against free trade because Trump is their leader. How much more would they turn against it if support for it were tied to denying Trump some of the longstanding powers of the presidency? Democratic voters have in recent years become more favorable toward free trade, as has the public in general. But congressional Democrats are not uni“ed against the tariffs. Some Rust Belt Democrats back them. And to the extent Democrats were able to unite against Trumps tariffs, their very opposition would make Republican voters and congressmen more inclined to back the president. Josh Barro, an opponent of the tariffs, has written that they put congressional Republicans in a bind. They can acquiesce to Trumps tariffs, even though many of their donors hate them and they will hurt some of the GOP lawmakers constituents, and create political opportunities for the Democrats. (They can say, accurately, that Trump is raising the price of a can of beer.) Or the Republicans can try to pass legislation to stop the president. In that case they would probably lose, earn the enmity of some Republican voters, and possibly shift the party even further in the wrong direction. Facing these unappealing alternatives, a lot of Republican congressmen will therefore try to duck this choice. They will issue letters rather than legislation, and hope they can avoid blame for any negative consequences of the tariffs while also avoiding picking a “ght with Trump over them. They will push for Trump to expand the exemptions he has already included in his tariffs. Republican leaders in Congress, meanwhile, know full well that their troops do not want a battle, and so they are not doing anything to rally them for one. The Republican congressmen against Trumps tariffs have the better of the argument. But their political position is weak, and they know it. So does President Trump. Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSSARASOTA „ Florida state Rep. Joe Gruters is running for the Florida Senate. Gruters is seeking the District 23 seat, which covers Sarasota and western Charlotte County. District 23 is represented by state Sen. Greg Steube, who announced last month he is running for Congress. Gruters said a chance like this doesnt come often and decided to go for it. He said he loves to “ght for the community, and wants to make sure this is the best place to live and work. I loved this opportunity to be a representative the last couple of years,Ž Gruters said. He currently represents District 73, a position he has held since 2016. Gruters is also the chair of the Republican Party of Sarasota County, a position he has held for 10 years. In February, he was appointed by President Donald Trump to the Amtrak Board of Directors. Previously, Gruters was Gov. Rick Scotts appointee on the Board of Trustees of Florida State University. He was also chairman of the Sarasota County Planning Commission, board member of the Florida Sports Foundation, and treasurer and executive board member for the Sarasota County Humane Society. He said his goal is trying to make Sarasota the best place to live and work. (I want to) make sure our local organizations are successful,Ž he said. He also said, as a small business owner, he wants to “ght for other small business owners in the area. Gruters works as a certi“ed public accountant at his CPA “rm Paoli & Gruters. Making sure they have the opportunity to reduce regulations (and) making sure that the business climate is good for everyone,Ž Gruters said. Gruters said he wants small businesses be successful in the district and wants to make sure students who graduate can come back and work. He also plans to continue cracking down on illegal immigration and protecting sanctity of life in the area as well as continuing to “ght for public education. As a father (I want) to make sure our (public) education is continues to be a world-class education system,Ž he said. Gruters credits his time working with Rep. Vern Buchanan, Scott, and most recently Trump, who he helped with winning District 23 during his campaign. I am very grateful to have worked with Vern Buchanan on and off for 10 years,Ž Gruters said. Gruters is a fourth generation Sarasotan and currently lives in Sarasota with his wife and three kids. Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comJoe Gruters announces run for State Senate By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER GRUTERS BIRTHDAYS Happy 60th birthday to Mikel Fulk on his special day, March 9. Happy 89th birthday to Lucy Armstrong on her special day, March 10. Happy 18th birthday to Sierra Walker on her special day, March 9. Happy 91st birthday to Richard Prideaux on his special day, March 13. Happy 80th birthday to Louise Rea on her special day, March 11. 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 Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, 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€ Gwendolyn Anne Sutherland of Nepean, Canada, and Patrick Christian Audy of Nepean, Canada € Michael Berchtold of Munich, Germany, and Anastasia Wezel of Munich, Germany € Scott Michael Harnden of Windham, Maine, and Erica Flink Eaton of Windham, Maine € Sarah Lynn Marriner of Searsmont, Maine, and Gabriel Paul Gaudette of Searsmont, Maine € Jeffrey Paul Brill of Coatesville, Ind., and Lori Jean Rourke of Coatesville, Ind. € Meegan Michelle Velt of Port Charlotte, and Morgan Andrew Linder of Port Charlotte € Adrian Reshawd Platt of Laurel, Fla., and Kelsey May McMinn of Port Charlotte € Lesley Cameron Griffin of Englewood, and Elisa San Andres Janecek of Englewood € Taylor Gwynn Pahno of Port Charlotte, and Brent Steven Tinkham of Port Charlotte € Nasser Randolph Oliver of Freeport, N.Y., and Roselor Jacques of Port Charlotte € Edward Adam Dickerson of Rotonda West, and Brittney Nicole Wise of Englewood € Alan Lewis Markum of Lake Wales, Fla., and Nancy Williams Walker of Lake Wales, Fla. € Brandon Paul Key of Port Charlotte, and Nicole Leanora Lombardo of Port Charlotte € Arlene Lillian Delice of Port Charlotte, and Shawn Anthony Kevin Samuda of Port Charlotte € Lauren Sarah Burrell of Punta Gorda, and Evan Arthur Blake of Punta Gorda € Ashley Marie Prendergast of Port Charlotte, and Ryan James Pospisil of Port Charlotte € Deirdre Alexandra Brady of Raleigh, N.C., and Charles Allen Humphries of Raleigh, N.C. € Claudia Cabrera Acosta of Port Charlotte, and Jorge Alberto Olguin Estrada of Port Charlotte € Angela Maria Juarez of Punta Gorda, and Marco Antonio Robles of Labelle, Fla. € Chelsea Ann Theis of Punta Gorda, and Ronnie Lee Phillips of Punta Gorda € Leonides Perez of Punta Gorda, and Rebecca Jean England of Punta Gorda € Audrey Joanne Lennon of Rotonda West and Patrick William Hill of Port Charlotte € Stephen Nicholas Fileman of Punta Gorda, and Ashley Lynn Kules of Punta Gorda € Samantha Jean Boyd of Port Charlotte, and Andrew Shane Hartel of Port Charlotte € Jonathan Flores of Arcadia, and Jacqueline Patricia Newmarch of Port Charlotte € Ryan Allen Lemaster of Port Charlotte, and Ashley Marie Sabino of Port Charlotte € Elizabeth Carrie George of Port Charlotte, and Richard Dale Swigeart of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorces€ Alyssa M. Barrett v. Thomas M. Barrett € Charlotte G. Ciolino v. Scott C. Ciolino € Michelle Anne Rockstad Krinke v. Thomas Alvern Krinke € Maryori Lopez v. Juan Lopez € Christie K. Price v. Dennis J. Price € Jason Eric Salvesen v. Jennifer Hauer € Robert A. White v. Jessica R. White PHOTO PROVIDEDSmokin 4 Charity volunteers handed over the donations raised at their recent event at Banditos Bar to Suncoast Humane Society The well-attended event featured live music by Eric Phelps, lots of delicious food, and raised $1,176.64 plus a whole truck lled with donated supplies for the shelter, including bleach, cleaning products and towels. This was Smokin 4 Charitys rst event, but they are planning to partner with more charities in the future. Pictured are Smokin 4 Charity volunteers Pat, Vince, Mel, Keith, along with Suncoast Humane Society executive director Phil Snyder and Events & Outreach coordinator Sarah Lapton.Smokin 4 Charity helps Suncoast Humane SocietySARASOTA „ The Sarasota County School Board will host its third digital town hall this Monday. The districts third town hall will deal with the upcoming March 20 referendum, as well as safety and security at the district. Both topics have been widely discussed by the board, and safety and security has been the top priority since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Like the previous digital town halls, those interested can watch via The Education Channel, as well as the district website and Facebook. Questions can be submitted before the town hall, but also through Facebook and Twitter during the event. Mondays Town Hall will be split in two parts with the “rst half dealing with the referendum and the second part dealing with safety and security. On hand for the “rst half hour will be Superintendent Todd Bowden, School Board Chair Bridget Ziegler, Vice Chair Jane Goodwin, Assistant Superintendent for Operations Scott Lempe, North Port High Principal Brandon Johnson and a North Port High student. The group will discuss as well as answer questions in regards to the upcoming March 20 referendum vote. During its second town hall in December, many viewers were upset about the focus on the referendum and not safety and security as promised. The second half hour will be dedicated to safety and security topics, with Bowden, Ziegler and Lempe joined by Safety and Security director Michael Andreas, Booker High School Principal Rachel Shelley and a Booker High parent. Currently the district is looking over its safety and security plan and working to meet the requirements presented by Gov. Rick Scott. During the recent School Board meeting the board discussed options on how to fund the security measures required by the Governor. Questions for the town hall can be submitted at or live on the day of via Facebook and Twitter using @sarasotaschools. The third Sarasota County Schools Digital Town Hall will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, and will be broadcast live on The Education Channel, Comcast channel 20 and Frontier channel 33. The town hall will also be streamed on the districts website www.sarasota and on sarasotacountyschools.Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comSarasota County Schools to host third digital town hallBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER Joseph H. Farag, D.M.D. 3441 Conway Blvd, Port Charlotte (941) 764-9555 We Accept Most Insurances Bring Sexy Back! Bad Breath may be a sign you have periodontal disease Charlotte Countys Premier LANAP Provider Laser Gum Therapy Call For A Free Consultation! adno=50531207 STARTING AT $24,300!! 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 Local defense attorney Steven Burch will sit in an unfamiliar seat Monday, facing trial at federal court in Tampa. Burch was allegedly involved in a drug conspiracy with his former clients and co-defendants, Herbert and Qualonda Battle. Both have entered plea agreements and are likely to testify against Burch. According to court documents, the investigation began when Burch attempted to receive leniency on a charge of driving under the in”uence. He was arrested on Aug. 9, 2015, by the Sarasota County Sheriffs Of“ce and had a prior DUI in Pinellas County. In October, he met with a Sarasota County detective and an assistant state attorney to propose a deal „ in exchange for reduced or dismissed charges, he would provide tracking numbers of packages containing controlled substances. The assistant state attorney and detective rejected Burchs offer, according to court documents. However, Burch pressed on with his plan, according to the prosecution. In December, he met with Herbert and Qualonda Battle at his of“ce, and Qualonda made a recording of the meeting, because she did not trust Burch, a court order states. In the recording, the three individuals formulated a plan for Herbert Battle to ship a felony amount of controlled substances to Sarasota. When the shipment arrived, Qualonda would send the tracking number to Burch with a disposable phone, and Burch would pass the tracking number to the SCSO. Burch told Herbert Battle he could never be compelled to divulge where he got the tracking number because it would be attorneyclient privilege.Ž Battle ”ew from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco on Feb. 24, 2016, allegedly for the purpose of arranging the drug shipments, court documents state. He is believed to have purchased a quantity of heroin from a source in the Sacramento area. On March 1, 2016, the SCSO detective received a text from Burch identifying the package number. The package was found by law enforcement at a FedEx facility in Manatee County, containing a package of beef jerky and a baggie with a gray, powdery substance, which tested positive for heroin. On Aug. 30, 2016, law enforcement received a copy of the recording of the conversation in which Burch discussed the plan with the Battles. They were each charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Burch was also charged with providing false information to law enforcement after allegedly lying about the whereabouts of another client involved in Battles drug traf“cking ring. According to court documents, Battle also purchased methamphetamine and marijuana during his trip to California and supplied associate Tyrone Anderson with the meth. A con“dential source informed the FBI Anderson was storing narcotics in their residence. Agents conducted controlled calls with Anderson and the source, informing Anderson he needed to pick up his stuff.Ž Anderson traveled to the sources residence, placed a duffel bag in his truck, and attempted to drive away but was arrested before he could leave the area. Upon his arrest, Herbert Battle allegedly instructed Anderson to hire Burch as his attorney, saying he would no longer do business with him unless he hired Burch. On Sept. 29, 2016, Burch told an FBI Agent Anderson was out of town on vacation but would turn himself in the following morning. According to the prosecution, Burch had just seen Anderson in his of“ce. A motion by Burch to separate the charges was denied with the prosecution arguing, though the alleged false statement to the FBI occurred months after the conspiracy to distribute heroin, it was a natural consequence of the common scheme and plan to protect and further the drug traf“cking activities of Herbert Battle and strengthen Burchs relationship with Battle.Ž The two charges will be tried together. Herbert Battles plea agreement states in exchange for pleading guilty, the U.S. will drop other related charges. Battle agrees to fully cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of other persons and testify in court proceedings. At the time of his sentencing, the prosecution will consider whether his cooperation quali“es as substantial assistance,Ž warranting a downward departure from the applicable sentence. The charge carries a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a “ne of $1,00,000. Burch previously represented Herbert Battle in both Charlotte and Sarasota cases, including four counts of attempted murder in 2011. Although Battle was allegedly recognized by the victims of a drive-by shooting, the State Attorney made the decision not to prosecute the case “ve months after his arrest. If Burch is convicted, the United States will seek to forfeit his law license, which was used, or intended to be used, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of, his drug conspiracy,Ž court documents state. The Florida Bar stated it is awaiting the outcome of Burchs trial. If adjudicated guilty, Burch will be suspended and may be disbarred. Burchs attorney declined to comment on the case. Burch himself did not return calls requesting comment.Email: Local defense attorney heads to trialBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER BURCH NORTH PORT „ A puppy was left at the scene of a hit and run Friday by the person who ”ed, North Port Police reported. The intersection of Logsdon and Dulce streets in North Port was closed off as police investigated the incident, which occurred about 6 p.m. The black-and-white dog remains in police custody. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Ricky Lee Merritt, 29, 15400 block of Mapletree Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: battery „ second or subsequent offense). Bond: none. € Stephen Anthony Macchi, 39, 2900 block of Roma Court, Punta Gorda. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,000. € Jason Jon Lamka, 32, 500 block of Clearview Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: grand theft). Bond: none. € Adam Brian Wilkie, 37, 22100 block of Marshall Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving while license suspended „ second offense). Bond: none. € Kathryn Lynn Downs, 28, 3300 block of Dupree St., Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of possess, receive or obtain stolen credit or card; two counts of theft of credit card lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake; grand theft of person 65 years of age or older; and fraudulent use of stolen credit cards two or fewer times. Bond: $22,500. € Regina M. Deluca, 43, 21400 block of Kenyon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to have motor vehicle insurance. Bond: $1,000. € Robert Wayne Goss, 46, 100 block of Concord Drive NE, Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of failure to appear (original charges: DUI, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia) Bond: none. € Lauren Michelle Wilbur, 29, 17900 block of Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. € Chad Anthony Klebs, 24, 500 block of East Tarpon Blvd. NW, Port Charlotte. Charges: failure to appear and violation of probation (original charges: driving while license suspended and operating motor-driven cycle on limited access roadway). Bond: none. € Harold Edward Ross, 45, 3100 block of Pinetree St., Port Charlotte. Charge: driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. € Kahlil Ali Bynum, 22, of Orlando. Charges: robbery with a firearm and grand theft. Bond: $325,000. € Brian Matthew Stockinger, 32, 9000 block of Marcia Terrace, Englewood. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $7,500. € Gary Allan Gray, 57, 11100 block of Carnegie Ave., Englewood. Charge: violation of an injunction. Bond: none. € William Earnest Shrieves, 40, 3300 block of S.W. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia. Charges: robbery with a weapon and burglary of dwelling, structure or conveyance while armed. Bond: $200,000. € Ashaunti Delisle-Winston Brown, 21, of Tampa. Charge: habitually driving with revoked license. Bond: $5,000. € Justin Michael Lee, 27, 1300 block of Guild St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. € Charles Backus Moore, 31, 2400 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: criminal mischief. Bond: none. € Taylor Lawson Crawford, 25, 11300 block of Polin Ave., Englewood. Charge: battery. Bond: none. € Carlos Blake Suarez, 31, 8100 block of Archie St., Englewood. Charge: disorderly intoxication. Bond: none. „ Compiled by Gary RobertsHit-and-run driver leaves dog behind 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. Nancy WhitehouseNancy Whitehouse, 96, of Portland, Maine, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Nancy was born on May 9, 1921, in Montpelier, Vermont, to Alex Hall and Nancy Puffer. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Home Economics. She worked as a home economist at Dutterers in Manchester, Maryland, and as a manager at Walden Bookstores. She married Fred Whitehouse in 1942, and they shared 57 years of marriage. Together they had two wonderful daughters, Willow and Linda. Nancy enjoyed cooking, entertaining, traveling as an avid bird watcher, and arts and crafts. She was a active member of her community at 75 State Street for the past 10 years. She was the “rst resident to become a member of 75 State Streets Board of Trustees and was a co-organizer of the annual craft sale. In addition, she helped coordinate holiday celebrations and memorial DEATHSFROM PAGE 5 and veterans ceremonies. Nancy was known to her family as Me-Ma. She was a pillar in her family as well as all of the communities she lived in. She was respected for her strong-minded and independent personality which she maintained to the end. She will be missed and always loved. Over the course of her life, she lived in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida and Maine. She is survived by her daughter, Willow Whitehouse-Briggs of Freedom, New Hampshire; her grandson, Chris Crum of Dundalk, Maryland; and her granddaughters, Mariah Pirrera Neville of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Mariel Neville of Las Vegas, Nevada. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Whitehouse; and her daughter, Linda Crum. A memorial gathering and celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in the West Living Room at 75 State Street, Portland, ME 04101. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS ENGLEWOOD „ Over the past four years, Lemon Bay boys weightlifting has grown to become a dominating force in Class 1A District-15 competition. Friday evening, the Manta Rays had “ve individual lifters become district champions, breaking two school records in the process to a fourth-straight District Championship. I have to give a lot of credit to our former football coach, D.J. Ogilvie,Ž Lemon Bay coach Don Southwell said. He just made the weight room the cool thing to do through our football program. I had been the weightlifting coach for a long time, but having the football coach support the team makes a world of difference. Now, Im just trying to carry on what he started. Its easy to convince kids, Hey lets put another number up on that banner once you get the ball rolling.Ž For Lemon Bay, Logan Lydic, Cody Sarver, Ron Feril, Keegan Marinola and Thomas Chaney “nished the evening as District Champions. With a 230-pound clean and jerk, Lydic set the Lemon Bay school record for the 139-pound weight class. Shortly after, Marinola followed up that performance with a 300-pound clean and jerk to break the school record by 25 pounds in the 199-pound weight class. Both lifters wound up as District Champions for their efforts, with Lydics representing a bit of a break through for the senior. It felt pretty amazing because Ive tried it two times before and didnt get it,Ž said Lydic, who broke the school record with a crowd of his teammates cheering him on. I actually had coach Southwell announce I was going for the school record before so that I could get pumped up and it helped a lot.Ž Though Southwell entered Fridays district competition expecting to win, he said he never expected it to be so easy. Lemon Bay dominated the “eld, besting second-place Labelle by 20 points and thirdplace Bayshore by 41 points. I thought we would win, but one guy misses a lift and boom anything can happen,Ž Southwell said. But to win by 20 was a surprise. I thought it would be close with Labelle, its always us and them. But they had a young man not make weight and so did we, but their loss hurt them a little more than ours. And then we come out and get “ve “rst place “nishes. Our big guns came out and performed very well.Ž With the 1A-8 Regional meet set for March 24, the Manta Rays hope to see some more of their lifters take the podium in their home gym one more time. Our goal is always to win the district because that gives you a chance to win the regional,Ž Southwell said. Weve been fortunate enough to win the last two regional championships and we host the next one two Saturdays from now, so thats where our focus turns.ŽLemon Bay boys weightlifting takes fourth straight district crown By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITER SUN PHOTO VINNIE PORTELLLemon Bay boys weightlifting poses with its District Championship trophy on Friday evening at Lemon Bay High School. BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING: District Championship NORTH PORT „ Kyle Machado and Bryce Hayse combined for a two-hit shutout as Charlotte defeated North Port 6-0 in a Class 7A-District 11 baseball game Friday night. Machado started and gave up just one hit in 5 2/3 innings while walking three and striking out 10. Meanwhile, the Tarpons took advantage of some sloppy defense by the Bobcats to score three unearned runs off North Port starter Charlie Davidson. Kyle came out and threw the ball well,Ž Charlotte coach Lavell Cudjo said. When Kyles on the mound hes going to give us a chance. Their pitcher had us off balance. He was throwing some good pitches, getting ahead in the count and making it hard for our batters to make adjustments. We made some good swings which we capitalized on. The score should not have been 6-0. They made some mistakes and we took advantage of situations. Thats why we scored early.Ž Davidson retired the “rst two batters in the top of the “rst before walking Kevin Conway. Aaron Martins followed with a triple to right to make it 1-0 Charlotte. The Tarpons got two more in the top of the third as Chris Nastale reached second on a throwing error by Davidson. Conway doubled to drive home Nastale, and later scored on a wild pitch after advancing to third on a single by Hayse. The Bobcats were hitless through the “rst four innings before Colby Chippendale led off the “fth with a single to right. Ben Krizen drew a walk to put runners on “rst and second with nobody out, but Machado struck out Ethan Krizen, got Trace Christmas to pop up to “rst, and struck out Kody Brittain to get out of the inning. The Tarpons got two more in the sixth as Dustin Thomas drew a one-out walk and Clayton Toth doubled to score Thomas. Toth scored on a single by Justin Hinchey and an error by Bobcat left “elder Christmas. Charlotte added a “nal run in the seventh off Brittain as Martinss sacri“ce ”y to center scored Nastale, who had walked and stole second. We beat ourselves a little bit tonight, especially from a defensive standpoint,Ž Bobcats coach Miles Mayer said. From a pitching standpoint, Machado did well. He did every thing he needed to do to keep our hitters off balance. Tip our hats to him. Defensively we could have been better, but its early in the season. Weve got plenty of time.Ž Cudjo said Machado was pulled with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the sixth after reaching a predetermined pitch count. Were trying to keep our kids healthy,Ž Cudjo said. The score got kind of lopsided and we thought Bryce could come in and “nish.Ž North Port (3-3 overall and 1-1 in district play) couldnt keep the momentum going after defeating Venice Tuesday night. That happens,Ž Mayer said. We got energized because of that and we got knocked in the face tonight. Its something to learn from. We played good baseball on Tuesday and weve just got to get back to that. Well be all right.Ž The Bobcats will host Fort Myers next Tuesday. Charlotte, now 6-1 overall and 2-0 in district play, takes over “rst place in the district. I think we came in here and they were up,Ž Cudjo said. They just beat Venice which is a hard task in itself at Venice, so weve been playing pretty good baseball. I always tell them if we can play clean we have a chance. Our pitchers are going to give us a chance, so if we can play clean defense, the game should be 1-0, 2-1, or 3-2. We just came out ahead tonight which is a good win for us. Weve got Venice coming in on Tuesday and we need to get ready.ŽCHARLOTTE 6, NORTH PORT 0Charlotte 102 002 1 6 6 0 North Port 000 000 0 0 2 4 WPKyle Machado LP Charlie Davidson. Leading hitters: Kevin Conway (C) 2-3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Aaron Martins (C) 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI.Machados pitching shuts down North Port in Tarpons win By BRUCE ROBINSSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY JOHN KERSTENCharlottes Kyle Machado delivers a pitch against North Port on Friday night in North Port. BASEBALL: Charlotte 6, North Port 0PUNTA GORDA … Charlotte fell behind early, but scored in four straight innings to beat North Port 10-4 on Friday. The Tarpons (8-2) allowed three runs in the “rst two innings against a Bobcats (2-7) team that they expected to beat handily. But Charlottes bats came alive in the middle innings, “nishing with 10 runs on 12 hits in the win. Every girl on this team at any time can step up and do something,Ž Charlotte head coach Greg Higgins said. Tonight, our big hitters didnt get the hits. It was the other ones. And thats good, I like to see that. Once we got the hits to fall, we got on a roll.Ž Charlottes key rally came in the bottom of the third. With North Port leading 3-2, Taylor Kirkus singled to left “eld before Tarpons left “elder Savannah Jacobs moved her to second on a bunt single. With two outs and runners at second and third, right “elder Amber Klein roped a base hit to center, scoring two to give her team a 4-3 lead. It was very important,Ž Higgins said of Kleins hit. They threw the exact same pitch and she hit it and she was smart enough to “gure that out.Ž After tacking on a run in the fourth to make it 5-3, Charlotte stretched their lead in the bottom of the “fth. Jacobs started the inning with a well-struck double to the wall in left center. Dylan Anthony then hooked a double into the left “eld corner to score Jacobs and make the score 6-3. That knocked out North Port starting pitcher Maddie Baker, who contained a dangerous Charlotte lineup for a while, striking out three. Maddie did a great job,Ž North Port head coach Dennis Bell said. There were a couple outs that should have been made that werent that wouldve gotten us out of crucial innings and the momentum probably changes. Going against Charlotte, weve got to play a perfect game.Ž Two batters later, Erica Barnes laid down a perfect squeeze bunt, chasing home Anthony to give Charlotte a 7-3 advantage. That would be all the support Anthony would need in the circle. The freshman struggled through the “rst two innings, but bounced back to put up four straight zeroes. She struck out two, working all seven innings to notch a complete game. Sometimes it takes a game like that to go out there and throw a good game,Ž said Higgins. If you can win games when youre struggling, good things will happen. I hope it shows her that I had con“dence in her.Ž While Anthony held the Bobcats in check, the Tarpons bats continued to churn against the North Port bullpen, adding three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jacobs reached base all four times for Charlotte, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and three runs scored. On the other side, North Port came out swinging against Anthony in the top of the “rst. Kamryn Nazario doubled to right before a pair of two-out single from Cortney Senna and Nadia Playter gave the Bobcats a 2-0 lead. They added another run in the second inning on a Kylie Murray single to center to take a 3-2 lead. We worked on it this week in practice,Ž Bell said about his teams hitting. We knew she was going to work us away and thats what we focused on. The girls did what we asked them to do.Ž The Tarpons will head to Orlando for a tournament this w eekend and the Bobcats will host Fort Myers on Tuesday.CHARLOTTE 10, NORTH PORT 4North Port 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 … 4 10 3 Charlotte 2 0 2 1 1 3 … 10 12 0 WP … Dylan Anthony, LP … Maddie Baker Top Hitters: Jacobs (CH): 3-3, 2 2B, BB, 3 R; Kirkus (CH): 2-3, BB, 2 R; Murray (NP): 2-4, 2B, RBI; Ashley Nelson (NP): 2-4Tarpons come back to best BobcatsBy JOHN VITTASSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY KAT GODINA Charlottes Erica Barnes looks to throw to rst before the North Port runner during Fridays game. SOFTBALL: Charlotte 10, North Port 4


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 11 STATE NEWS To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 03/11/2018 3128 NOTICE OF PERMIT PUBLIC NOTICE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District has received an En vironmental Resource Permi t Application Number 760612, from Charlotte County Board of Count y Commissioners, 18500 Murdoc k Circle, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948. Application Received: February 16, 2018 Proposed Activity: Roadway Widening in Charlotte County Project Name: Burnt Store Road Widening … Phase II Project Description: Widen existing 2-lane roadway from north of Zemel Road to south of Scham Road to a new 4lane roadway. Provide stormwater management syst em for roadway improvements. Project Size: 164.3 Acres Location 1: Section: 32, 33 Township: 41S Range: 23E County: Charlotte Location 2: Section: 4,5,8,9,16,17,20,21 Township: 42S Range: 23E County: Charlotte Outstanding Florida Waters: No Aquatic Preserve: No The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or through the Application & Permit Search ToolsŽ function on the Districts website at Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Bureau, 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or submit your request through the Districts website at The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulations Bureau at 813-985-7481 or 800-8360797, TDD only 800-231-6103. Publish: 02/27/18, 03/03/18, 03/08/18, 03/11/18 163352 3552898 3138 OTHER NOTICES N O TI C E O F AVAILABILITY O F BID SPECIFICATIONS REQUEST FOR BIDS CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA The County of Charlotte will be re ceiving sealed bids at the Purchas ing Division, Suite 344, Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Char lotte, FL 33948-1094, for: BID NO. 2018000290 SALE OF COUNTY OWNED It is the intent of the County to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement to sell each o f the 13 0 Properties listed herein to the highest bidder who complies with the terms and conditions set forth herein. The County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids because they are too low. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: 10:00 A.M. (EST), MARCH 20, 2018 PURCHASING DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM BID OPENING: 2:00 P.M. (EST), MARCH 28, 2018 PURCHASING DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM Bid Documents may be obtained by acces sing the Charlotte Count y Purchasing Divisions website a t https://purchasingbids.charlotte under Purchasing Bids OnlineŽ, document numbe r 182902. Any questions can be answered by contacting Alisa L. True, CPPB, Senior Contract Spe cialist by e-mail at alisa.true@charlottecountyfl.go v or 941.743.1549. Publish March 11, 18, 2018 163352 3558274 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida will institute prescription limits on opioids and increase funding for treatment under a bill passed by the state Legislature on Friday. The legislation to combat the states opioids crisis „ which claims the lives of at least 16 Sunshine State residents per day „ was a top priority of Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. The bill, which heads to Scotts desk, was passed during the “nal hours that non-budget bills could be considered in this years session after the House and Senate agreed to “nal details on funding. Since the bill has all the things that Scott has requested, he is expected to sign it. We wouldnt have gone home without a bill. It was important to our communities and the Governor. Everyone is personally affected,Ž said Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, who was the Senates main sponsor. According to a 2017 report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, opioids were identi“ed as either the cause of death or were present in the decedents system in 5,725 cases in 2016. Thats 1,483 more than 2015. The 2017 “gures are still being compiled. The new legislation mandates that most initial prescriptions would have a limit of three days for Schedule II painkillers like Oxycontin and Fentanyl, but doctors could prescribe up to seven days for acute pain exceptions. It does not place medication limits for trauma cases, chronic pain, cancer and terminal illnesses. Florida will be the 25th state since 2016 that has passed legislation that imposes some limits or guidelines on opioid prescriptions. Only two others „ Kentucky and Minnesota „ have statutory limits of three or four days. The bill also calls for $53.5 million in state and federal grant funding for treatment programs and updates the states prescription database. The funding total is slightly more than the $53 million Scott proposed last year when he declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last May. In the big picture this is a great initiative,Ž said Rep. Jim Boyd, who has the Houses sponsor. Hopefully the limits will keep patients off heavy meds and prevent addiction.Ž Mark Fontaine, who is the Executive Director for the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, said the legislation should provide everyone with tools needed to combat a growing epidemic. It has the critical components that we need. The reality is this is receiving a lot of attention and the cases of overdoses and deaths are not abating,Ž he said.Florida Legislature passes bill to combat opioidsBy JOE REEDYASSOCIATED PRESSMan gets 30 years for shaking baby, causing brain damageBARTOW, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shaking his infant daughter so violently that it left her with permanent brain damage. The Ledger reports that 30-year-old Delavon Domique Johnson was sentenced Friday. A Polk County jury convicted him in January of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm. Authorities say Johnson had been left alone with the 3-month-old girl in December 2013 when she suffered hemorrhaging in her brain. Johnson told detectives that he became frustrated while feeding her and began to shake her. Johnson said during sentencing that his daughter had accidentally fallen from a car seat.Florida wont pass sexual harassment billTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Sexual misconduct was one of the most talked about topics as Florida lawmakers began their annual session. Now that its wrapping up, the women who tried to pass bills to protect government workers from harassment are angry that nothing got done. Despite Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcorans vows to tackle the issue, lawmakers wrapped up non-budget business without an agreement on legislation to prevent and punish harassment. A last-minute effort to salvage legislation died when the Senate refused to take up a compromise offered by the House. Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan said the failure to pass a bill only serves to continue to silence women who have been victims of harassment.Aggressive otter attacks Florida kayakersBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida kayaker is recovering after being attacked by an aggressive otter. Sue Spector was kayaking with her husband down Braden River when the animal leaped onto the kayak and lunged at her last weekend. The Tampa Bay Times reports t he kayak ”ipped as the 77-year-old, her husband and witnesses tried to help. She tried to “ght him off with her paddle but he persisted. The couple climbed on their guides kayak. The otter followed but didnt attack again. But it did scratch through two layers of clothes on a witness who tried to “ght the animal off Spector. Of“cials say its extremely rare for an otter to attack humans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said four kayakers were injured in separate attacks recently on the same river. Witnesses say the creature may have been hunted by an alligator.3 dead dogs found in abandoned houseWEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) „ Florida authorities are investigating after at least three dead dogs were found inside a home that has been abandoned since Hurricane Irma hit the state last September. The Tampa Bay Times reports that a construction worker spotted a dog carcass through a window of the Weeki Wachee home on Tuesday, and then two more carcasses were found inside. The Hernando County Sheriffs Of“ce says its trying to determine how the dogs were left to die inside a seemingly abandoned house. An attorney for the home owner said the woman moved in with her boyfriend last fall and let someone else stay at the house. STATE NEWS BRIEFS adno=50530973 MENS FASHION $10 OFFAny Purchase Over $45. With Coupon Expires 3/24/18adno54529898


Page 12 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSAt “rst glance, the millenniums-old Chinese healing and energy practice of qigong, pronounced chi-gung,Ž and the 240-year history of submarines appear to have little in common. However, together they illustrate the diverse learning opportunities available to the public at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Renaissance Academy. In Medical Qigong,Ž offered from 10 a.m. to noon on March 15, Annette Franks examines the mind-body health benefits of the venerable Chinese system. Richard Johnson presents Submarines: A HistoryŽ from 10 a.m. to noon March 16. Both classes are at the academys Punta Gorda facility at 117 Herald Court, Suite 211. Qigong is an internal Chinese meditative process using slow, graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi (chi) within the human body and enhance the practitioners overall health,Ž Franks said. Some people call qigong meditation in motion. Qigong is proactive participation in our own health care. It places us in an alpha or relaxed state, awakening our bodies own natural medicine „ the immune system.Ž Franks, who has a masters degree in education, is a corporate wellness coach, holistic health adviser and a licensed professional counselor. All the evidence supports qigong will not only increase our length of life but our quality of life as well,Ž she said. It focuses on postural alignment, balance, mobility, and range of motion: the things we lose as we get older if were not doing certain exercises.Ž In China, you rarely see people with canes, walkers or wheelchairs,Ž said Franks, who studied qigong in China for several years. You see elderly who are upright and mobile. Its proactive participation in our own health, vitality and longevity. Most importantly, once you learn qigongs principles and their application its completely free to do.Ž My goal is to teach why this is important and then get people into tai chi or other martial arts classes that are slow and meditative,Ž she said. In Johnsons class, he explores advancements from the Navys first submarine that barely reached todays routine scuba-diving depths to 21st Century fast-attack and ballistic-missile submarines that patrol for months thousands of feet below the oceans surface. Most people dont really know much about the ships characteristics, operations or history, he said. Well start with the first U.S. submarine, the USS Holland, and trace their development to the most current U.S. submarine class, the USS Sea Wolf (SSN-21), a $4 billion investment, and its less expensive alternative, the Virginia class.Ž Johnson was a U.S. Navy electronics technician, who served aboard the submarine tender USS Fulton, homeported during the 1960s in New London, Conn. Johnson and his shipmates provided maintenance for up to 10 nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines. The basis of the discussion is the fast-attack submarine,Ž Johnson said. Fast-attack submarines protect other ships. For example, carrier battle groups sail with at least two assigned fast-attack submarines and control the surface of the sea by sinking other ships.Ž Johnson enlivens the lecture with vignettes about submarine operations, safety, the close calls experienced and Admiral Hyman Rickover (1900-86), the father of the nuclear Navy.Ž Well talk about what life is like on a boat for both enlisted people and officers, what their duties are and how theyre promoted,Ž Johnson said. For example, submerged nuclear boats dont operate on a 24-hour day. Instead, they operate on an 18hour day where theyre on watch for six hours, off but working for six hours, and asleep for six hours.Ž For more information about Medical Qigong,Ž Submarines: A HistoryŽ or to register for either class, call 941-505-0130.FGCUs Renaissance Academy offers diverse learning opportunities FGCU Herald Court CentreRick Ramos TODAYOutdoor Market, American Legion Post 103 Sat & Sun 8-2 Tackle, Avon, Plants, Trees, Herbs, Books, Boots & more 2101 Taylor Rd. 626-2569 Open Air Market, Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Produce, variety of food, clothing & crafts. Live Music 941.391.4856 Spring Bazaar, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 10am-2pm, free admission. Over 80 vendors selling arts, crafts. 941-625-4175. Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, 23111 Harborview PC 941-629-1645 breakfast 7:30-11 Funday w/Linda NASCAR & BARGO Port Charlotte Elks, Charity Bingo Doors Open 12 Noon, Members & Guests, 1700 Tamiami Trail F3, Murdock, 629-4545 AL 110-Show Me Money, Show me the Money … join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Singer Michael Hirst, Singer Michael Hirst performs live music 1-5 pm center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Punta Gorda Elks, Open To Public; 8-12 Breakfast; 12pm Bar & TikiOpen; 2-6 Music by Boogiemen; Outside Grill 1-5@25538 Shore,PG,637-2606 MONDAYDeep Creek Elks, Open@ 10.Lunch @11. Judis drink special Wicked Little LeprechanŽ.Peggys races @3. Tacos,burgers 4:30-6. 941-249-8067. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 10am Free Workshops, Free Workshop: DNA WorkshopŽ Mid County Library, 10:30 am, Mon, Mar 12, Public Welcome, info 941-625-0867 Bible Class @ Faith, Bible Class with Pastor Clyde, Thurs. 10:30am, Faith Lutheran,4005 Palm Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Mahjong @ Faith, Join the fun of this fascinating game: all are welcome Mondays 11am, Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr, Punta Gorda Minnesota Club, MN Club 11:30 am at Goldren Coral 3457 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Contact Duane 941-661-6885 TODAY$7 Sunday Breakfast, Englewood Elks Famous $7 AUCE Breakfast. 8 AM to 12 Noon. 401 N Indiana, Avenue. For information call 941-474-1404 Chicken BBQ, BBQ Chicken Dinner, 3 sides, desert & drink. 265 Pine St. 11:30 am -1 pm. $10 donation. 941-525-7212. Public invited. Broasted Chicken, Lodge opens at noon. Broasted Chicken dinner 2-4pm. Take out or eat in. Rotonda Elks, members and guests. Ballroom Classes, Every Monday thru April 4, 4-5 pm Beginner/Intermediate Class Englewood Sports Complex for info call 941-496-9692 MONDAYCrafting, Help us to craft items; bring lunch, we supply dessert at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St. 9:30 12:30 493-6072 Yoga for Every Body, Join us for stretching, balance, breathing! M-T-W-F 9-10am Englewood Sports Complex $5 Denise 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, 941-8611980, 9:30-12:30p. Open to all skill levels. $2 to play! Osteoporosis Support, Stretching & Sara Meeks Methods with Rick Carrick, PT. Free to all 10-11am, Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr. RSVP: 473-3919 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 @ l:00 PM VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Rd. (941)474-7516 Come join us! H2U Free Movie Day, Free Movie, popcorn and snacks. Watch Mountain Between UsŽ. Bring your friends. Suncoast Aud. 1:30-4pm, RSVP: 473-3919. TODAYAMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection inc bev $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 NP Moose Breakfast, NP Moose Breakfast 9-11AM. Omelets bacon sausage potatoes biscuits/gravy. Memb/guests 14156 Tamiami Trail 426-2126 Writers on the Air, Common Grounds Meeting Hall 12735 US-41, 941-223-1262 local poets and writers 3:00 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 Free Tax Help, 9am-1pm, every Monday, AARP Tax-Aide, Holiday Park Rec. Center, Phase 1 Rec. Hall, Tuscola Blvd., NP Mahjong, 9 am-12:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Learn a new game. Not sure? Come watch how its done. Duplicate Bridge, $3/ person 12:30-4:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Ella 429-8958 If regular bridge is boring you try this. Rummikub, 1-4 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Like cards but not holding them? This is played with tiles. AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Night Great food, prices, friends. Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Bl NP CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS 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 Benefit for Musical Instruments 3/11, 12-5, 3642 Loveland, 941-629-1140. Benefit for musical instruments for Charlotte High. Silver King Jazz Band plays 12-1, Andy G, 1-2. American Made 2-5. 50/50s, Chinese auction & hamburger and hotdog plates $5.00 while they last. Come out and support the future of music. Punta Gorda Garden Club Flower Show, 12-4pm, Tues, 3/13. 1st U. Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave, PG. Our Favorite DaysŽ Design, Horticulture, Botanic Arts, Educational Divisions. 219-6137506. Free, all welcome. Suncoast Statesmen Barbershoppers, Present their Annual Show, Harmony Showcase, on Sun, Mar 25, at 4:00 pm at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda featuring the multi-talented guest quartet, Rooftop Records, and Charisma from Charlotte High School,only $15, call Paul 419-343-7246 or Jack 941-625-1128 Republican Club Social, Join us Monday March 12 for Republican Mixer at Laishley Crab House 5 p.m. All Republicans welcome. Candidates for office encouraged to attend. Mingle and enjoy hors doeuvres, beer and wine all for $8/person. Special guests this month are the Charlotte County School Board. Info: 9412582080. Saint Pattys Dinner Dance, Italian Heritage Social Club. Everyone is Irish on St. Pattys Day. You can wear green 6 pm to 9 pm. 118 Sullivan Street, PG. Dinner: corned beef, cabbage potato, dessert, ice tea, coffee, b.y.o.b.$15. Sing along & dance music by Don and Jo Show. RSVP 941-235-3303 Basket of cheer door prizes Chicken BBQ, BBQ Chicken Dinner with 3 sides, desert & drink for $10 donation. 265 Pine St. 3/11, 11:30 am 1 pm. 941-525-7212 Featured Events Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENTS PAID ADVERTISEMENT The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to www.your, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners March 4: Round 1: 1-Fran Smith, John Seaman; 2-Barbara Carroll, Donna Branscome; 3-Marion Goodman, Tom Novak. Round 2: 1-Marion Goodman, Harriet Ratynski; 2-Justin Sherman, Kim Toney; 3-Barbara Carroll, Carolyn Vest. American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners March 5: Judy Aljibouri, 4570; Lynn Boehler, 3890; Linda Kopp, 3640; Jane Cain, 3630.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Couples Bridge winners March 1: 1-Diane and Chuck Floramo; 2-Louise and Lyle Rea. € Ladies Bridge winners March 6: 1-Jayne Dietsch; 2-Irene Runkel; 3-Maria Couper. € Slam Bridge winners Feb. 28: 1-Frank Betz; 2-Jerry Shoemaker; 3-Maria Couper. March 7: 1-Irene Runkle; 2-Frank Betz; 3-Jerry Shoemaker. € Mahjong winners March 6: Bette Albarran, Janice Creutzmann.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners March 3: Dale Schneiderhan, 5650; Connie Oberlander, 5580; Trudy Riley, 5170; Beverly Stone, 5160.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners March 1 (a.m.): 1-Bob Moore, Jean Holcomb; 2-Jan and Ron Peterson; 3-Richard Locker, Carol Campbell. March 1 (p.m.): (N/S) 1-Dave Johnson, Sharon Redmond; 2-Joe Browan, Mary Meineche; 3-Diana and Warren Prince. (E/W) 1-Judy Houderbach, Joe Kivel; 2-Pat Betts, Doug Brenner; 3-Rosalie Bourque, Marilyn Grant. March 6: (N/S) 1-Dennise Cucaro, Carol Campbell; 2-Deb and Mike Scarlett; 3-Marilyn Li, Randy Wentworth. (E/W) 1-Tom Ohlgart, Bonnie Elliott; 2-Ken Facer, Doug Brenner; 3-Pat Betts, Paul Urbanick. € Mahjong winners March 1: Table 1: Linda Chappell, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Carole Drake, Gina Adamo; Table 3: Irene Roacah; Table 4: Barbara Boone, JoAnn Canfield; Table 5: Cathy Fergerson, Jerry Lee. March 6: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Kathy Cimaglia; Table 2: Emily Hughes; Table 3: Dorothy Quirk; Table 4: Ellanor Hill; Table 5: Helga Kozowske. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners March 7: Lynn Davis, 16; Frank White, 15; Roland Cull, 14.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners March 6: 1-Sexy Seniors, $112; 2-Oak Forest Nuts, $38.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners March 2: Peggy Carter, 203; Mary Lou Coutts, 199; Liane Riley, 274, 229. € Duplicate Bridge winners March 7: 1-Emma May Goddard, Jan Savino; 2-Gail Fortier and Mike Fortier; 3-Carol Cass, Lois Flanagan. Kings Gate€ Monday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 5: 1-Shirley, 4890; 2-Dee Weisenberg, 4370; 3-Marla Johanson, 3810; 4-Cleta Clark, 3260. € Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 7: Kathy Garbowicz, 1600; Karen Eagleston, 1542; Lynn Davis, 1318. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 2: Dick Lajoie, 1799; Jan Howard, 1541; Lynn Davis, 1482; Janet Knechtel, 1432.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners March 3: 1-Marlene Warburton; 2-Carol Fisher. March 7: 1-Carol Fisher; 2-Lucy Schmidt; € Partners Bridge winners March 7: 1-Lucy Schmidt, Ro Murphy; 2-Colette Dowdell, Linda Bellmore; 3-Ron and Dee Nutt.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners March 1: Kathy Reifinger, 75; George Applebee, 74; Jack Fry, 71; Jan Howard, 69; Tony Rottenbucher, 69. € Contract Bridge winners March 7: Joyce Weibel, 4340; Connie Oberlander, 4300; Louis(no last name given), 4280; Georgia Klemm, 3980.PGI€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners Feb. 28: (N/S) 1-Tom Colclough, Alan Feld; 2-Emma May Goddard, Joanna Dennis; 3-Bonnie Elliott, Audrey Gehrig. (E/W) 1-Astarte Geneaux Rose Rowland; 2-Nicole Parker, Bill Sharp; 3-Tom Ohlgart, Goran Hanson. March 2: (N/S) 1-Jim Masterson, Randy Wentworth; 2-Mary Meinecke, Joe Kivel; 3-Marilyn Li, Bonnie Gillings. (E/W) 1-Mary and Stephen Chupak; 2-Bette Jo Paluzzi, Nancy Thelin; 3-Bernardie Bonessa, Gay Cable. March 5: (N/S) 1Mary and David Atwood; 2-Sarah Robin, Russ Curtis; 3-Tom Ohlgart, Goran Hanson. (E/W) 1-Jim Masterson, Leslie Clugston 2-David Baird, Chuck Pohle; 3-Pat Betts, Mary Revins.Port Charlotte Golf Club€ Monday Bridge winners March 5: 1-Barb Allore; 2-Judi Quinn; 3-Kay Nat.Promenades West€ Contract Bridge winners March 2: Georgia Klemm, 4490; Harold Clark, 3990; Marla Johanson, 3960; Jerry Shoemaker, 3490.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners March 3: 1-Corner Crew; 2-Riverwood RebelsTwin Isles Country Club€ Contract Bridge winners March 6: 1-Chris McCarthy; 2-Judy Durr; 3-Gere Hagerman. € Duplicate Bridge winners March 7: 1-Susan Baird, Nancy Scheer; 2-Joan Lasley, Arlene Rothaar. March 8: 1-Joan Shute, Nancy Scheer; 2-Katie Costello, Susan Baird.North Port Senior Center€ Group A North/South „ 1st: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson; 2nd: Sharon Redmond and Helen Jarvis; 3rd: Donna and George Przybylek. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 The next time we have a good rain, you may want to poke your head into the attic with a ”ashlight. Make sure its bone dry up there. If you see any indication its not, I recommend you schedule a roofer to inspect it ASAP. Roofers are already slammed, and were in midst of the dry season. Based on my recent experiences, it could take many months to schedule an inspection, repair, or replacement once the summer rains hit. In December, I put a home under contract where the home inspector noted concerns with the roof. He recommended a detailed inspection by a licensed roofer. I was surprised to hear my go-to roofer was scheduled a month out for inspections. He did me a big favor by bumping me to the front of the line to keep my deal on track to close on time. Last month, I ran into a similar situation. That same go-to roofer was now scheduled 2 months out for inspections and estimates. Reluctant to ask for two big favors so close together, I called two other established roofers to check their availability. The scheduler for Roofer 2 blurted out a mocking laugh when I told her I needed an inspection and estimate ASAP. The owner of the company told me he could add me to the waiting list totaling 100-plus other customers needing inspections and estimates. He also said that the earliest they could “t me into their schedule for repairs or a replacement would be in May. I got a similar response from Roofer 3. Here are some of reasons they cited for long scheduling delays: First, there is a shortage of roofers. The shortage is so acute that roo“ng contractors in larger cities like Fort Myers are poaching local roofers with the lure of substantially higher wages. Local roo“ng contractors face losing their workers or paying higher wages. That puts the squeeze on contractors who committed to prices for jobs estimated months earlier when wages were lower. Another reason for the roofer shortage is Hurricane Irma. Explained one contractor: Irma did a lot of minor damage here. It got a lot of people thinking that new roofs withstand the storms a lot better than old roofs. Irma has a lot of people wanting to replace their older roofs now, before they begin to leak.Ž And although none of the contractors cited the wave of new construction as a cause, its obvious that this, too, is contributing to the roofer shortage and subsequent higher prices. In 2003, I paid $6,670 for a new, shingle roof on my 2,238-square-foothome. Extrapolating the current cost based on the two quotes cited above, this same job would cost $15,173 today. The take-away from this is that if you have any indication that your roof will be unable to withstand the next rainy season, schedule an inspection now. The long lines will only grow longer.Worker CampsCampground 70 is sprawled over a scenic hillside in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. It caters to campers. But it also caters to a large transient workforce who pay $45 a day to hook up their RVs and trailers to local utilities that include Wi-Fi. These workers, lured by steady work and good wages, “ll the worker shortage created by a local surge in fracking and energy exploration. Many travel with their families and even dogs. These camps are a win-win. The workers enjoy steady work, good wages, low living expenses, and comfortable housing on their own wheels. They grease the local economy while mitigating the labor-shortage. Deb, whos from Bentleyville, asked me why we dont have them here. Good question. 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.Its too late once roof leaks BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 296 Magnolia Ave., Englewood, FL 34223 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1976 List Price: $650,000 LP/SqFt: $403 Garage/Carport: 2 car garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1707 Total Acreage: .22 Pool: Private Location: Old Englewood, Direct access sailboat water with bay views Listing Agent/Brokerage: Judy Canero, Lasbury-Tracy Realty Inc, 941-915-43771585 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice 2823 Mill Creek Road, Port Charlotte 296 Magnolia Ave., Englewood 1585 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1974 List Price: $ 399,500 LP/SqFt: $ 380.84 Garage/Carport: Assigned Parking Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,049 Total Acreage: N/A Pool: Community Gulf Front Location: Venice Island Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Nick Flerlage, RE/MAX Alliance Group, 941-882-2229 For millennials who are ready to become homeowners, “nding an affordable house in a great community can be challenging. With housing inventory historically low, real estate in major metro areas is at a premium. Its no surprise, then, that young buyers are moving to the suburbs, according to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report by the National Association of Realtors. Among millennials surveyed, 57 percent bought a house in the suburbs, spending an average of $205,000. Meanwhile, only 12 percent bought in an urban or central city. Affordability, convenience to work and neighborhood quality were among the top requirements for these buyers. Using this information, we identi“ed “ve cities that offer some combination of affordable housing, economic growth, job opportunities, proximity to major metro areas and recreational activities. Great cities for millennial homebuyers: € Lancaster, Pennsylvania € Columbus, Ohio € Garner, North Carolina € St. Petersburg, Florida € West Des Moines, IowaLANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA€ Population: 59,218 € Median value of housing: $109,300 One of the oldest inland cities in the country, Lancaster boasts unique features such as the countrys oldest continuously running farmers market. Its also home to an established arts community and a network of independently owned businesses. There are a number of homes available in Lancaster, including new construction. There were 200 new housing units built in Lancaster in 2017. This year, the city is on track to add 125 more, according to Marshall Snively, president of Lancaster City Alliance. In the last 10 years, weve had more than $1.5 billion in public and private investment, including residential development, and more is on the table,Ž Snively says.5 great cities for millennial homebuyersBy NATALIE CAMPISIBANKRATE.COM 2823 Mill Creek Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2008 List Price: $733,500 LP/SqFt: $294.93 Garage/Carport: 3 car garage Oversized Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 2,487 Total Acreage: .38 Pool: Heated Pool Location: Riverwood Community Myakka Riverfront Estate Home Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Riverwood Realty 941-743-9663CITIES | 8


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 Blockchains will have a considerable effect on mortgage markets because they will reduce the costs and risks of originating mortgages, servicing them, consolidating them into securities, and transferring ownership of individual mortgages and mortgage securities. The dif“cult question is how long it will take, since the forces that will array themselves against mortgage-related blockchains are formidable. The block part of a blockchain is a set of accounts connected to a transaction, including all assets and liabilities, which are recorded electronically, and to which only selected parties have access, though in some cases this could be the public. Viewing a single mortgage-“nanced home purchase as a block, the following parties may be involved: borrower, third-party property investor, originating lender, future servicer, home seller, Realtor, appraiser, title company, mortgage insurer, mortgage purchaser, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under existing arrangements, each entity involved in the transaction keeps its own records and is in contact with only those participants with which it deals directly „ for example, the appraiser is in contact with the lender. If the home purchase is a block, in contrast, all the information contributed by all the participants becomes part of the block. There is now one “nal error-free and tamper-proof source of information about the transaction instead of multiple sources scattered in the “les and computers of the individual participants. All participants sign off on the validity of the information in the block, and they may be the only ones who have access to that information. The chain part of a blockchain could be the linkage to another transaction in the same property, which would be a small chain. Alternatively, or in addition since a block can be in more than one chain, the chain could consist of blocks of other mortgage-“nanced purchase transactions where the associated mortgages are intended for sale to a particular buyer, such as Fannie Mae. This would be a much larger chain. A block might also consist of purchase transactions on which the servicing of the associated mortgage will be offered to prospective servicers. The design options are wide open. What are the bene“ts of blockchain? Information from multiple sources is made available to every participant but has to be entered only once. This eliminates duplication of effort, and the delays and errors that inevitably result from it. With all participants on the same page all the time, processing time is lower. The more participants there are in the transaction, the greater the bene“t, which is why the home mortgage market is a prime candidate. The other side of that coin, however, is that more participants mean more potential sources of resistance to participation. A mortgage blockchain also has substantial potential for improving the quality of decisions by incorporating decision aids, sometimes called smart contracts,Ž into the block. A block with the appropriate decision aids could attract borrowers by helping them decide how much to put down, what kind of mortgage to select, and the combination of interest rate and points that best meets their needs. Another potential bene“t of mortgage blockchains is the impetus they may provide to increased productivity in those segments of the market where it has lagged. 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Page 16 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 Spring and summer are traditionally the busiest times in real estate, for both homes and apartments. Home shopping is more pleasant in the balmier months, moving is typically easier, and longer, sunnier days tend to give people more time to search for new digs. Yet whether someone is hunting for a new home or staying put, tough decisions could await many this spring. For apartment tenants who found a home during the busy months of last year, lease renewals are likely approaching. And that could mean rent hikes. But a landlords asking price is never “nal „ especially in todays market. Here are some tips for negotiating.Know your rightsIn many states, before a landlord can increase rent, a tenants lease must be expiring; rent cannot be changed during an active lease. In addition, your state or city may require landlords to provide advanced, written notice of any rental price change. Often, individual leases dictate how far in advance landlords must notify tenants „ typically requiring 30 or 60 days. Even if a lease does not specify, state law often does. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for example, require landlords to give a 30-day warning of a price change before a residential, market-rate lease ends. If a landlord does not, they cannot increase the rent,Ž said George Gould, a senior attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is even more speci“c: Unless a lease stipulates a longer period, the Philadelphia Code requires landlords to notify tenants 60 days before they increase rent for year-to-year leases, and 30 days before for shorter leases. When it comes to actually raising the rent, however, Pennsylvania offers fewer restrictions. Pennsylvania has no statewide laws governing rent increases for market-rate units „ meaning, in theory, landlords can hike rent as much as they want. New Jersey, similarly, has no statewide law, though nearly 100 municipalities have enacted rent-control ordinances that set increase limits. New Jersey does, however, stipulate that rent increases may not be unconscionable.Ž Though no formal de“nition of unconscionableŽ exists, Legal Services of New Jersey interprets it as any increase that is extremely harshŽ or unreasonable.Ž Understand the marketMany cities have experienced an unprecedented housing boom in recent years, meaning theres more supply than ever for renters to choose from. Much of that inventory, including in the suburbs, has been high-end apartments, the kind that demand prices greater than $3 per square foot. And while such inventory has forced prices to jump, many buildings are providing concessionsŽ „ a month of free rent, for example „ to lure tenants. Accordingly, the actual price of renting is often cheaper than advertised. In many places, rent growth has dipped as vacancy rates have gone up. As a result, you should study the market, including average prices in the neighborhood or in comparable buildings. And, simply, ask (nicely) to negotiate. Landlords may negotiate with reasonable, informed residents. Remind your landlord of your record In the business of renting apartments, its very costly to turn over tenants,Ž said Allan Domb, a Philadelphia councilman and real estate broker. Turning over a one-bedroom unit, including repainting, carpet shampooing and cleaning, can cost $500 to $600, Domb said. And searching for a new tenant takes time „ and money. Landlords who “nd tenants through real estate brokers often must pay the agent a commission of one months rent. Landlords really do not want to pay that one-month commission every year,Ž said Alan Nochumson, a Philadelphia real estate attorney. A tenant who pays on time, maintains the apartment and complains infrequently should remind their landlord of that. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 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 U7834274 Sold 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD #8 34223 ENGLEWOOD 634 $58,900 Community $58,900 1 1 1 1984 Condo New Conventional 3/2/2018 79 .06 1 C7250080 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #105 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $74,900 Community $74,000 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 70.8 8 0.98798 C7248735 Sold 22362 CATHERINE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1253 $78,900 None $70,000 3 1 0 1962 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/201 8 38.48 0.8872 C7248614 Sold 19505 QUESADA AVE #CC106 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 899 $79,000 Community $79,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 87 .88 1 C7249053 Sold 25118 HARBORVIEW RD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 832 $79,999 None $65,000 2 1 0 1956 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 50.23 0.81251 D5919632 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #108 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $79,999 Community $75,000 2 2 0 1984 Condo New Conventional 3/2/2 018 71.84 0.93751 C7243831 Sold 21267 GLADIS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1017 $85,000 None $85,000 2 1 1 1961 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 2/2018 55.81 1 C7248595 Sold 19505 QUESADA AVE #QQ103 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 838 $89,900 Community $89,050 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/7/2018 98 .29 0.99055 C7241307 Sold 26262 NADIR RD #A5 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1017 $99,900 Community $99,900 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 98.23 1 C7237837 Sold 4040 GROBE ST 34287 NORTH PORT 720 $99,900 None $85,000 2 1 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 79.89 0.8 5085 C7243580 Sold 11110 2ND AVE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1287 $105,000 None $93,000 3 1 0 1956 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 65.91 0.88571 C7248291 Sold 2040 WILLOW HAMMOCK CIR #102 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $118,000 Community $115,000 2 2 0 2005 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 115.46 0.97458 C7247559 Sold 2210 COOPER ST #F2 33950 PUNTA GORDA 938 $119,000 Community $109,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 116.2 0.9 1597 A4208319 Sold 4245 GORGAS ST 34287 NORTH PORT 916 $119,900 None $119,900 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 71.5 1 C7247412 Sold 1747 MANGOE ST 33980 PUNTA GORDA 852 $119,900 None $104,000 1 1 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 81.76 0.86739 C7247265 Sold 2281 PICNIC ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 900 $123,900 None $127,000 2 1 0 1983 Single Family Home New VA 3/2/2018 105. 83 1.02502 C7248992 Sold 21256 BERKSHIRE AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1242 $124,900 None $135,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2 018 68.74 1.08086 C7248471 Sold 30175 ALDER RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 752 $124,900 None $118,000 2 1 0 1957 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/20 18 142.68 0.94476 C7242309 Sold 3310 LOVELAND BLVD #2008 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1265 $125,900 Community $120,000 2 2 0 1991 Condo New Conventional 3/2/2018 94.86 0.95314 C7249436 Sold 6045 SLADE RD 34287 NORTH PORT 1140 $129,000 None $129,000 2 1 1 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 67.33 1 C7247943 Sold 525 ALTOONA ST NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1002 $129,900 None $128,900 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New FHA 3/2/2018 82.84 0.9923 C7238894 Sold 4261 BULLARD ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1176 $129,900 None $119,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/5/2018 63.6 0.91609 T2913813 Sold 2240 GIFFORD ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1452 $134,000 Private $130,000 3 2 0 1962 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/20 18 55.44 0.97015 C7249989 Sold 19365 WATER OAK DR #207 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 936 $139,900 Community $139,000 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 1 48.5 0.99357 C7248054 Sold 1462 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE #203 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1367 $139,900 Community $139,900 3 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/1/201 8 102.34 1 C7247339 Sold 1489 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1200 $139,900 None $128,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 85.33 0.91494 C7247283 Sold 921 TROPICAL AVE NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1154 $139,900 None $137,500 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2 018 91.67 0.98284 C7243988 Sold 3224 WHITE IBIS CT #B2-3 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1200 $139,900 Community $120,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 10 0 0.85776 C7244930 Sold 11133 2ND AVE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1537 $140,000 None $130,000 3 2 0 1965 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/20 18 71.15 0.92857 C7240706 Sold 4410 TARGEE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1567 $145,000 None $142,600 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home All Cash 3/4/2018 63.4 3 0.98345 C7247502 Sold 21061 ALPINE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1574 $149,000 None $155,000 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Home New FHA 3/1/2018 77.58 1.04027 A4209588 Sold 860 NEPTUNE ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1225 $149,900 None $135,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 6 5.19 0.9006 C7248612 Sold 1170 SEACREST DR NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 900 $149,900 None $130,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/20 18 95.59 0.86724 C7243659 Sold 952 GREAT FALLS TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1754 $150,000 Private $150,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 57.92 1 C7247940 Sold 4062 BLITZEN TER 34287 NORTH PORT 948 $154,900 None $149,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New FHA 3/6/2018 98.28 0.96191 C7247405 Sold 3254 OSWEGO ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1473 $158,000 None $165,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New FHA 3/2/2018 73 .76 1.0443 C7248601 Sold 798 CHEVY CHASE ST NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1368 $159,000 None $150,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 /2018 73.57 0.9434 D5922547 Sold 5203 CANNON ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1303 $159,000 None $165,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/5/2018 84 .31 1.04088 U7838415 Sold 548 SAN AMBROSIO ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1349 $160,000 None $150,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New FHA 3/1/2018 76.73 0.9375 C7246742 Sold 23016 CENTRAL AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 896 $168,777 None $150,000 2 2 0 1949 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5/2018 112.95 0.88875 C7248027 Sold 4000 BAL HARBOR BLVD #215 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1110 $169,000 Community $165,000 2 2 0 1989 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 1 48.65 0.97633 C7244315 Sold 24371 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1542 $169,500 Community $169,500 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 75.6 1 C7248805 Sold 13340 ALANDRA DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1783 $169,900 Private $150,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 59.98 0.88287 D5922495 Sold 6401 DRUCKER CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1052 $169,900 Community $165,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/1/2018 100.36 0.97116 D5920268 Sold 347 INDIAN KEY WAY #109 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1152 $174,500 Community $165,000 2 2 0 1992 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 92.49 0.94556 C7248788 Sold 3643 CORDOVA TER 34291 NORTH PORT 1241 $174,900 None $174,900 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/7/ 2018 92 1 C7246276 Sold 190 ORLANDO BLVD 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1493 $175,000 None $175,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 75.82 1 A4200402 Sold 12411 HIMALAYA AVE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1144 $175,000 None $160,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home New FHA 3/5/2018 5 6.74 0.91429 C7247196 Sold 3301 S CHAMBERLAIN BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1564 $179,900 None $174,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2 018 80 0.9672 C7248094 Sold 4278 LANGSOM LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1642 $184,900 None $182,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/2/2018 79.97 0.98702 C7249279 Sold 1314 YORKSHIRE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2006 $189,900 None $180,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/201 8 58.57 0.94787 C7238123 Sold 16366 PERDIDA CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1803 $189,990 None $196,745 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home USDA 3/2/2018 1.035 55 C7245827 Sold 215 MARTIN DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1535 $197,000 Private $197,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/7/2018 94.08 1 C7243017 Sold 25066 WATEAU CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1788 $198,000 None $189,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/6/ 2018 75 0.95455 D5922466 Sold 10220 ASBURY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1507 $198,500 Private $195,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 9 8.24 0.98237 D5921846 Sold 511 S BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1354 $199,000 Private $199,000 3 2 0 1966 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/6/ 2018 102.37 1 C7247070 Sold 4758 SABRINA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/6/2018 98. 67 1 C7245503 Sold 1840 BRADDOCK AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1847 $199,900 None $203,900 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/4/20 18 80.5 1.02001 C7244346 Sold 1314 BLUE LAKE CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1832 $199,900 None $195,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home Lease Option / Pur chase 3/1/2018 74.57 0.97549 A4201573 Sold 3927 CIRCLEVILLE ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1772 $209,900 None $206,500 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /5/2018 79.36 0.9838 D5915567 Sold 10014 ANCONA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1891 $209,997 None $199,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/6/2018 83.33 0.94763 C7242335 Sold 1452 SCHENLEY ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1755 $216,800 None $216,800 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New VA 3/2/2018 1 C7246178 Sold 26324 TRINILAS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1465 $219,000 Private $219,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 112.02 1 C7248272 Sold 22303 WALTON AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1904 $219,900 Private $218,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New FHA 3/5/20 18 76.2 0.99136 D5919685 Sold 15635 STAUNTON CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2239 $220,000 None $210,000 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/1/2018 67.98 0.95455 C7248063 Sold 3855 CAPE COLE BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1280 $225,000 None $222,500 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/6/2018 109.44 0.98889 D5921340 Sold 2405 N BEACH RD #20 34223 ENGLEWOOD 900 $229,900 Community $229,900 2 2 0 2015 Condo Combination 3/1/2018 1 C7244905 Sold 2348 YANCY ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1734 $232,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/ 2018 96.03 0.96608 C7244780 Sold 5887 FLING AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1455 $233,000 Private $225,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5 /2018 110.51 0.96567 C7249090 Sold 2002 BAL HARBOR BLVD #2021 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1517 $238,900 Private $225,000 2 2 0 2002 Condo Assume Conventional 3/2/2018 148.32 0.94182 C7243995 Sold 3401 EVERETT TER 34286 NORTH PORT 2169 $239,250 None $239,250 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/5/2018 1 A4194267 Sold 1878 WINSLOW LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1642 $239,500 None $230,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5/2 018 103.28 0.96033 C7250106 Sold 300 TARPON WAY 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1818 $245,000 None $183,500 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 71.8 5 0.74898 O5482739 Sold 3987 RIVER BANK WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1971 $247,000 None $247,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/1/2018 1 D5921671 Sold 4695 KENNETT ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1905 $249,900 None $250,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5/2 018 90.94 1.0004 D5917984 Sold 1651 BEACH RD #313 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1039 $249,900 Community $232,500 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 3/1/2018 19 1.83 0.93037 C7229872 Sold 26106 STILLWATER CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1854 $254,000 Community $250,800 2 2 0 1995 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/1/2018 96.83 0.9874 C7247542 Sold 2060 MATECUMBE KEY RD #2205 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1262 $257,000 Community $244,000 2 2 0 2000 Condo New Conventional 3/5/2018 176.94 0.94942 D5920647 Sold 4620 CLUB DR #F202 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2041 $269,000 Community $262,500 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/7/2018 128.6 1 0.97584 C7247951 Sold 2482 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2033 $274,000 Private $274,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3 /2/2018 98.77 1 D5920503 Sold 588 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2060 $281,900 Community $281,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 1 D5920500 Sold 4758 CLUB DR #202 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2041 $284,400 Community $272,000 3 2 0 2010 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 133.27 0.9564 C7244412 Sold 18277 BLY AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2143 $285,000 Private $280,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 99.61 0.98246 C7244091 Sold 14399 ARTESIA AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2256 $285,000 None $281,000 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/201 8 92.1 0.98596 C7248637 Sold 1890 DEBORAH DR #22 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2006 $292,000 Community $278,862 3 2 1 1989 Condo All Cash 3/5/2018 139.01 0.95501 C7246893 Sold 3322 PURPLE MARTIN DR #142 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1381 $299,000 Community $280,000 2 2 0 2005 Condo New Conventional 3 /2/2018 202.75 0.93645 C7244793 Sold 13709 LAKE POINT CT 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2638 $299,000 None $280,000 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Home Other 3/2/2018 78.13 0.93645 D5922635 Sold 1511 KEYWAY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1830 $299,900 Private $285,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 112 .69 0.95032 C7237466 Sold 2051 KING TARPON DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1630 $299,900 Private $283,500 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2 018 86.91 0.94532 C7245119 Sold 478 SPRING LAKE BLVD NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1832 $310,000 Private $300,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cas h 3/1/2018 105.52 0.96774 C7240507 Sold 24272 CAPTAIN KIDD BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1291 $312,500 None $295,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/2/2018 132.88 0.944 C7246435 Sold 3321 SUNSET KEY CIR #104 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1957 $324,000 Community $310,000 3 3 0 2004 Condo New Conventional 3/6 /2018 146.43 0.95679 C7237905 Sold 181 BEENEY RD SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1812 $325,000 Private $283,500 4 3 0 1964 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/1/2018 125 0.87231 C7245267 Sold 2851 VIA PALOMA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1545 $339,000 None $325,000 2 2 0 1982 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /2/2018 122.64 0.9587 C7241162 Sold 3503 PENNYROYAL RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2196 $349,900 Community, Private $342,500 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Home N ew Conventional 3/1/2018 119.17 0.97885 D5921983 Sold 14005 ONEONTA LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1717 $384,900 Private $380,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2 018 143.18 0.98727 C7243936 Sold 9284 MIAMI CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1937 $384,900 Private $379,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/201 8 133.31 0.98467 C7245823 Sold 411 MEDICI CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2229 $395,000 Private $375,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 12 1.12 0.94937 D5922150 Sold 10598 ALPACA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2157 $419,000 Private $405,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2 018 136.96 0.96659 A4206862 Sold 1946 SAN REMO POINT DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1629 $425,000 Private $393,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/ 2018 144.11 0.92471 D5920783 Sold 61 CAYMAN ISLES BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2504 $435,000 Private $412,500 3 2 1 1986 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/1/2018 111.85 0.94828 C7247483 Sold 1110 VIA TRIPOLI 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2110 $449,900 Private $425,000 3 3 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 148.76 0.94465 C7245865 Sold 17257 EDGEWATER DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2464 $449,900 Private $415,000 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/5/2018 121.74 0.92243 N5915570 Sold 6888 RAYMUR ST 34286 NORTH PORT 2057 $450,000 Private $435,000 3 2 1 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/6/2018 15 0.57 0.96667 C7240387 Sold 16095 TAGGART LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2512 $459,900 Private $420,000 3 2 1 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 119.73 0.91324 C7247133 Sold 4960 LINKSIDE DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2140 $465,000 Private $449,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5/2018 146.44 0.96559 C7235184 Sold 111 MCGREGOR ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 928 $469,000 None $450,000 1 1 0 1925 Single Family Home Owner Financing 3/1/20 18 329.19 0.95949 O5527130 Sold 15600 WATER OAK CT 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2275 $495,000 Private $495,000 4 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/20 18 154.4 1 O5545558 Sold 1271 PINE SISKIN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2317 $535,000 Private $510,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/2/2018 0.95327 C7239855 Sold 5220 BLACKJACK CIR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 3550 $569,900 None $550,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 120.51 0.96508 C7243012 Sold 5061 CAPE COLE BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2832 $589,900 Private $585,000 3 2 1 2001 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/5/2018 107.18 0.99169 A4207027 Sold 27433 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2561 $599,990 Community, Private $599,990 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 159.06 1 C7249965 Sold 735 ELISA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3405 $625,000 Private $625,000 4 2 2 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 115 .21 1 A4207781 Sold 8806 GRAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1248 $699,900 None $675,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/5/201 8 284.57 0.96442ENGLEWOOD 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 D5918186 SLD 1475 FLAMINGO DR Unit#69 34224 ENGLEWOOD 384 HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK ENGLEWOOD $40,000 1 1 0 1987 Community Manufactu red/Mobile Home All Cash 2/28/2018 $104.17 0.91 U7834274 SLD 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#8 34223 ENGLEWOOD 634 QUAILS RUN I $58,900 1 1 1 1984 Community Condo New Conventional 3/ 2/2018 $92.90 1 D5921009 SLD 1891 ENGLEWOOD RD Unit#17 34223 ENGLEWOOD 784 BROOK TO BAY $75,000 2 1 0 1978 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/2/2018 $95.66 0.97 D5922489 SLD 7328 LARES ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 824 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $77,500 2 1 0 1982 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 2/28/2018 $94.05 0.97 D5919607 SLD 255 N ELM ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 572 ENGLEWOOD OF $68,250 2 1 0 1956 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 $119. 32 0.85 D5919196 SLD 3245 CINDY LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 672 GROVE CITY $73,000 2 1 0 1970 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/2/2018 $ 108.63 0.91 D5922324 SLD 320 CALLE LIANA (LOT 83) 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,100 MOBILE GARDENS $85,000 2 2 0 1964 None Manufactured/Mobile Home Al l Cash 2/27/2018 $77.27 0.95 N5915651 SLD 111 S FIJI CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 POLYNESIAN VILLAGE $101,000 2 2 0 1979 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home Al l Cash 2/28/2018 $87.67 0.92 N5916105 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD Unit#85 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,036 VLG AT WILDFLOWER CC PH 02 BLD $120,000 2 2 0 1985 Commu nit y Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 $115.83 0.97AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS


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Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio N5916238 SLD 112 JOSE GASPAR DR Unit#112 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,100 GASPARILLA PH 1 $130,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condo New Convent ional 2/27/2018 $118.18 0.96 N5915984 SLD 9 CORONADO DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 ALAMEDA ISLES $136,700 2 2 0 1978 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 2/27/2018 $118.66 1 D5922513 SLD 11 N BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 976 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $147,500 2 1 1 1956 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/201 8 $151.13 1.07 D5921382 SLD 6522 HAMLET DR Unit#13-B 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,170 GULF WIND VILLAS PH 04-05 10 & 12 $140,000 2 2 0 1994 Community Vi lla New Conventional 2/27/2018 $119.66 0.95 D5922956 SLD 1405 SANDERLING DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,296 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATE UNIT 03 $151,000 2 2 0 1985 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 2/26/2018 $116.51 1.01 D5921524 SLD 10051 BENTLEY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,316 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $137,500 2 2 0 1983 None Single Family Home All Ca sh 2/28/2018 $104.48 0.92 D5922717 SLD 401 LEACH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 885 BAY VISTA BLVD ADD 03 $164,900 2 1 0 1964 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/ 2018 $186.33 1 N5915334 SLD 608 CHESTNUT LN Unit#102 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,103 FOXWOOD $161,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condo New Conventional 2/26/ 2018 $145.97 0.98 D5921000 SLD 606 FOXWOOD BLVD Unit#245 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,360 FOXWOOD $162,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condo Assume Conventional 2 /28/2018 $119.12 0.96 D5922495 SLD 6401 DRUCKER CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,052 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $165,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Single Family Ho me New Conventional 3/1/2018 $156.84 0.97 D5920231 SLD 352 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#A 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,268 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $165,000 2 2 0 2007 None Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 $130.13 0.95 D5920268 SLD 347 INDIAN KEY WAY Unit#109 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 LAKES AT PARK FOREST $165,000 2 2 0 1992 Community Condo All Ca sh 3/2/2018 $143.23 0.95 D5922869 SLD 8405 PLACIDA RD Unit#306 33946 PLACIDA 1,009 CAPE HAZE RESIDENCE B 03/5 $174,900 2 2 0 2007 Community Condo All C ash 2/28/2018 $173.34 1 D5922403 SLD 9359 CASA GRANDE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,306 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $170,000 2 2 0 1980 None Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 $130.17 0.97 A4203378 SLD 6241 ROBERTA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,573 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 62 $168,000 3 2 0 1993 None Single Family Home New Conve ntional 2/27/2018 $106.80 0.94 N5912998 SLD 9321 NEW MARTINSVILLE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,290 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 $180,000 3 2 0 1985 None Single Family Hom e New FHA 2/28/2018 $78.60 1 N5914083 SLD 659 LINDEN DR Unit#319 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,285 FOXWOOD $172,500 2 2 0 1987 Community Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 $134. 24 0.93 N5914118 SLD 205 FAIRWAY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,647 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $175,000 2 2 0 1991 None Single Family Home New Co nventional 2/26/2018 $106.25 0.92 N5913860 SLD 1529 DAVID PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,787 OXFORD MANOR $165,000 2 2 0 1976 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 $ 92.33 0.87 D5922827 SLD 683 LINDEN DR Unit#305 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,421 FOXWOOD $195,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 $137. 23 0.98 D5919374 SLD 5427 BRUSSELS TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,144 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 $205,000 3 2 0 1996 Private Single Family Hom e New VA 2/28/2018 $179.20 0.97 A4205645 SLD 76 MARINER LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,602 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $210,000 3 2 0 2003 None Single Family Home New Con ventional 3/2/2018 $131.09 0.99 D5921061 SLD 301 S NEW YORK AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,896 ALLENWOOD $210,000 3 2 0 1969 None Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /28/2018 $110.76 0.98 D5921024 SLD 1235 HOT SPRINGS PT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,385 OAK FOREST PH 1 $215,000 2 2 0 2004 Community Villa All Cash 3/1/2018 $ 155.23 0.98 D5919685 SLD 15635 STAUNTON CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,239 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $210,000 4 2 0 2005 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 $93.79 0.95 D5920642 SLD 1288 CORAL LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,556 MAY TERRACE $220,000 2 2 0 1978 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 2 /27/2018 $141.39 0.98 C7250067 SLD 229 MARINER LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,600 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $225,100 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Home New VA 3/3/2018 $140.69 1 D5921340 SLD 2405 N BEACH RD Unit#20 34223 ENGLEWOOD 900 GULFRIDGE $229,900 2 2 0 2015 Community Condo Combination 3/1/2018 $2 55.44 1 C7243079 SLD 117 VENICE RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,169 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $238,550 4 2 0 2018 None Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2 018 $109.98 1 D5921653 SLD 13 BUNKER CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,749 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $240,000 3 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 2/28/2018 $137.22 0.96 D5921723 SLD 53 BROADMOOR LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,618 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $242,000 3 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 2/28/2018 $149.57 0.97 D5917984 SLD 1651 BEACH RD Unit#313 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,039 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 06 $232,500 2 2 0 1982 Community Condo New Conven tional 3/1/2018 $223.77 0.93 D5922656 SLD 655 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,569 PARK FOREST PH 6A $250,000 3 2 0 2014 Community Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 $159.34 0.97 C7247599 SLD 123 KINGS DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,604 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $265,000 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 $165.21 1.02 D5922864 SLD 147 MARKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,707 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $260,000 3 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Home Al l Cash 2/28/2018 $152.31 1 C7246168 SLD 9461 MIAMI CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,305 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $265,000 4 2 0 2006 None Single Family Home Assu me FHA/VA 2/28/2018 $114.97 1 D5921758 SLD 11370 FREDRICA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,914 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $289,900 3 3 0 2006 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 2/26/2018 $151.46 1 D5922097 SLD 8222 HARBORSIDE CIR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,735 CAPE HAZE MARINA VILLAGE PH 01 $295,000 3 3 0 2000 Community Townhouse New Conventional 3/1/2018 $170.03 0.92 D5921037 SLD 340 ANCHOR ROW 33946 PLACIDA 1,977 CAPE HAZE $335,000 2 2 0 1985 Community, Private Single Family Home All Cash 3 /1/2018 $169.45 0.96 D5917305 SLD 4 WINDSOR DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,782 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $300,000 2 2 0 1972 None Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/ 2018 $168.35 0.86 D5917767 SLD 1551 BEACH RD Unit#307 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,070 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 04 $350,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condo New Conven tional 2/28/2018 $327.10 0.97 D5921388 SLD 11000 PLACIDA RD Unit#201 33946 PLACIDA 1,675 PLACIDA HARBOUR PH 01 BLDG 02 $365,000 2 2 0 1983 Community Condo A ll Cash 3/1/2018 $217.91 0.96 C7243936 SLD 9284 MIAMI CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,937 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $379,000 3 2 0 2015 Private Single Family Home A ll Cash 3/2/2018 $195.66 0.98 D5921241 SLD 746 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,505 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $389,000 3 2 1 2001 Private Single Family Hom e New Conventional 2/27/2018 $155.29 1 N5913988 SLD 391 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,384 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $365,000 3 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 $153.10 0.94 D5919428 SLD 8560 AMBERJACK CIR #302 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,761 HAMMOCKS-PRESERVE PH 01 $390,000 4 3 0 2006 Community Condo All Cas h 2/28/2018 $141.25 0.95 D5922150 SLD 10598 ALPACA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,157 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $405,000 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 $187.76 0.97 D5916865 SLD 9203 GRIGGS RD Unit#C102 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,913 GRANDE PRESERVE ON LEMON BAY P $397,500 3 2 1 2005 Community Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 $207.79 0.95 D5921457 SLD 8148 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS 33946 PLACIDA 1,466 BANYAN BAYOU CONDO $425,000 3 3 0 2007 None Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 $289.90 0.98D5920783 SLD 61 CAYMAN ISLES BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,504 BOCA ROYALE $412,500 3 2 1 1986 Private Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/1/2018 $164.74 0.95 D5922327 SLD 1944 GREENLAWN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,726 OVERBROOK GARDENS $415,000 3 2 0 1974 Private Single Family Home Assume C onventional 2/28/2018 $240.44 0.93 D5922427 SLD 12 AMBERJACK LN 33946 PLACIDA 2,667 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $474,500 3 3 0 1991 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/ 28/2018 $177.92 0.95 D5920927 SLD 9482 NEWNAN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,943 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $477,000 3 2 0 2001 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 $162.08 0.91 D5911594 SLD 15385 VISALIA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,438 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $500,000 3 2 1 1996 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 $205.09 0.88 N5914694 SLD 27445 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,719 BOCA ROYALE PH 2 & 3 $590,000 3 3 0 2015 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 2/28/2018 $216.99 0.95 N5915576 SLD 1763 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,944 BOCA ROYALE $635,000 3 3 1 2006 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/2 8/2018 $215.69 0.98 D5914154 SLD 10120 CREEKSIDE DR 33946 PLACIDA 2,944 CORAL COVE $737,000 4 4 1 2005 Private Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 $250.34 0.95 D5920851 SLD 391 ROYAL TERN DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 2,595 NORTH BAY $2,250,000 3 3 0 1997 Community Single Family Home All Cash 2 /28/2018 $867.05 0.95 D5921946 SLD 165 1ST ST E 33921 BOCA GRANDE 3,445 HARBOR DRIVE WATERWAYS $2,930,000 5 3 1 1984 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 $850.51 0.98 D5921379 SLD 1756 JOSE GASPAR DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 4,166 BOCA GRANDE ISLES $4,925,000 4 4 3 1992 Private Single Family Home Al l Cash 2/28/2018 $1,182.19 0.99SOUTH 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 RatioN5912822 Sold 201 FOREST ST Mount Pleasant None $56,000 2 1 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 89.17 0.93333 N5915795 Sold 916 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #201 Golfview Community $122,500 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 121.05 0.90741 A4205820 Sold 789 LEMON BAY DR South Venice None $128,000 2 1 0 1970 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 157.25 0.92 754 N5915611 Sold 355 W SEMINOLE RD South Venice None $129,000 2 1 1 1965 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 162.47 0. 92209 A4211631 Sold 600 CHURCH ST Lillys Sub None $135,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 96.98 1 N5915639 Sold 107 STANFORD RD South Venice None $135,000 2 1 0 1978 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 95.34 0.94406 A4208173 Sold 900 GARDENS EDGE DR #924 Not Applicable Community $137,025 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 110.95 0.75288 C7243670 Sold 312 WEXFORD TER #165 Augusta Villas At Plan Community $141,855 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 107.55 0.97899 N5915163 Sold 926 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #128 Golfview Community $142,000 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 140.32 0.9827 N5916211 Sold 941 GULF COAST BLVD Venice Edgewood None $145,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 132.06 0.935 48 N5915950 Sold 638 BIRD BAY DR E #112 Bird Bay Village Community $148,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 129.94 0.93082 N5915603 Sold 936 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #205 Golfvista Community $149,900 2 2 0 1990 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 141.28 0.93746 N5915738 Sold 140 CLEMSON RD South Venice None $150,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 150.15 0.92081 N5915174 Sold 1041 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #205 Golf Green Community $152,500 2 2 0 1991 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 145.79 0.95372 N5914281 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #521 Woodmere At Jacaranda None $154,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 141.8 0.97265 A4207850 Sold 646 BIRD BAY DR E #101 Bird Bay Village Community $154,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 145.01 0.9631 N5915474 Sold 1036 WEXFORD BLVD #1036 Tenth Fairway Community $155,000 2 2 0 1990 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 155.47 0.9515 A4200703 Sold 4700 POMPANO RD South Venice None $155,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 96.39 0.81622 N5914039 Sold 335 THREE LAKES LN #C Mission Lakes Community $157,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 147.56 1 A4205618 Sold 30 CHURCH ST Osprey Park None $165,000 2 1 0 1926 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 2/27/2018 155.08 0.97116 D5921777 Sold 1228 FALCON RD South Venice None $172,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 134.38 0.956 09 N5915996 Sold 421 W SHADE DR Venice Gardens None $174,900 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 121.37 0.97221 A4207183 Sold 107 MYAKKA DR Plamore None $175,000 4 3 0 1957 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 76.02 1.00057 A4199604 Sold 1201 L PAVIA BLVD #1201 L Pavia Community $175,000 2 2 0 2002 Condo New Conventional 2/27/2018 152.44 0.92154 N5915820 Sold 446 CERROMAR RD #194 Farmington Vistas Community $177,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 153.25 1.01143 U7843896 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #405 Venice Ave Condominium Community $185,000 1 1 0 1969 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 244 .06 1 N5915720 Sold 646 MICHIGAN DR S Venice Gardens Community, None $185,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2 018 147.65 1 N5915851 Sold 802 MONTROSE DR #101 The Gardens St Andrews Park Community $185,000 3 2 0 1997 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 135.53 0.92546 N5916090 Sold 843 WEXFORD BLVD #843 Eighth Fairway Community $194,000 2 2 0 1989 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 194.58 1 N5915178 Sold 645 SHERIDAN DR Venice Gardens None $200,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 164.88 1 A4204991 Sold 5207 FLORIDA RD South Venice None $205,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 153.33 0.97619 N5915301 Sold 4224 VICENZA DR #C29 Casa Di Amici Community $205,000 3 2 0 2005 Condo Assume Conventional 2/28/2018 148.23 0.9 408 N5915485 Sold 1803 AUBURN LAKES CIR #2 Auburn Lakes Community $214,900 3 2 0 2001 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 155.39 1 N5914831 Sold 125 PRESERVE PL #B Pinebrook Preserve Community $215,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 2/28/2018 155.46 0.9 4755 N5914662 Sold 4296 EXPEDITION WAY #104 Bay Street Village & Towncenter Community $217,000 2 2 0 2017 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 174.44 0.98639 N5916082 Sold 3208 INDRA RD South Venice Private $217,900 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 157.1 1 N5915624 Sold 4418 CORSO VENETIA BLVD #B8 Casa Di Amici Community $219,000 3 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 158.35 0.97333 N5915858 Sold 12670 SHIMMERING OAK CIR Grand Palm Community $235,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 187.25 0.96115 N5912225 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #817 Woodmere At Jacaranda None $237,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 116.29 0.91189 N5915293 Sold 912 GARLAND AVE Hidden Bay Estates None $243,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 197.2 4 0.95294 C7246155 Sold 193 PADOVA WAY #22 Venetian Golf & River Club Community, Private $250,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/2/2018 200.16 1.0004 C7247359 Sold 130 FLAMINGO RD South Venice None $250,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 118.93 0.980 78 N5914549 Sold 8961 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $256,000 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 2/28/2018 140.0 4 0.98208 N5913393 Sold 1275 TARPON CENTER DR #104 Quarterdeck Community $260,000 2 2 0 1972 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 331.21 0.94545 N5915477 Sold 9000 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $261,990 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 156.69 1 N5914697 Sold 20171 RAGAZZA CIR #102 Gran Paradiso Community $265,000 3 2 0 2016 Condo New Conventional 3/1/2018 140.73 0.959 14 N5914756 Sold 120 HOURGLASS DR Hourglass Lakes Private $265,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 139. 47 0.94677 A4203852 Sold 265 WILLOWICK WAY Venice East Private $275,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 170.28 1 A4192421 Sold 421 S SHORE DR Sorrento Shores Private $275,300 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 118.41 1.05885 T2921969 Sold 104 MONET DR Sorrento East Private $280,000 3 3 0 1974 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2018 123.62 0.96552 N5915800 Sold 118 BELLA VISTA TER #7B Venetian Golf & River Club Community $280,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 2/28/20 18 159.73 0.875 N5915999 Sold 4833 ORANGE TREE PL Southwood Community $285,000 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 169.85 1 N5915391 Sold 5235 LAYTON DR Ventura Village Community, Private $285,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 185. 06 0.9831 N5913143 Sold 19329 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village Community $285,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 157.98 0.96321 N5914988 Sold 161 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms None $287,500 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 157.62 0.98459 N5915299 Sold 1309 LUCAYA AVE Pinebrook South Community $295,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 158 .94 0.92216 A4202860 Sold 2127 TIMUCUA TRL Calusa Lakes Community $305,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 182.5 3 0.96825 T2901686 Sold 11630 RENAISSANCE BLVD #104 Not Applicable Community $309,900 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/3/2018 1 89.31 0.96688 N5915735 Sold 1321 CIELO CT Willow Chase Community $315,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 157.03 0 .98746 A4206489 Sold 351 WISTERIA RD South Venice None $327,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/2/2018 192.65 0.96608 A4209577 Sold 341 WISTERIA RD South Venice None $330,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 194.12 0.97345 N5915945 Sold 118 SAVONA WAY Venetian Golf & River Club Private $335,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 204 .52 0.95989 A4199422 Sold 1578 VERMEER DR Sorrento Woods Private $338,000 3 2 1 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 148.96 0.94019 N5915724 Sold 11459 SAFFRON CT Stoneybrook At Venice Community, Private $339,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/28/2018 198.25 1 N5914538 Sold 530 WATERWOOD LN Park Estates Private $340,000 3 3 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 130.72 1 N5915880 Sold 1544 WATERFORD DR Waterford Community, Private $340,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 176.26 0.99158 A4191215 Sold 5652 SEMOLINO ST Not Applicable Community $340,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 208. 72 0.98103 N5915646 Sold 257 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms Private $342,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 19 2.03 0.97994 A4190654 Sold 501 VELASQUEZ DR Sorrento Shores Private $345,000 3 3 0 1975 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 113. 94 1.015 N5915944 Sold 20241 PEZZANA DR Venetian Falls Community $350,000 2 2 0 2009 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 182.39 0.98 342 N5915320 Sold 11439 FORT LAUDERDALE PL Grand Palm Private $352,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 2 32.96 1.006 N5913477 Sold 315 MARSH CREEK RD Sawgrass Community $359,900 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 167.24 0.94735 N5916010 Sold 4249 CORSO VENETIA BLVD Venetia Community $360,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 159.72 0.97 297 A4211969 Sold 20729 GRANLAGO DR Gran Paradiso Community $362,597 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 161 .66 1 N5914487 Sold 1110 DELACROIX CIR Sorrento Woods Private $365,000 3 2 1 1991 Sin g le Famil y Home New VA 3/2/2018 135.14 0.96053


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUEDML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Rati oT 2922835 Sold 13717 YELMA STREET Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $369,559 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28 /2018 203.5 0.98929 N5914885 Sold 136 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles Community $371,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 205.65 0.929 82 N5916203 Sold 1289 VERMEER DR Sorrento Woods Private $378,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 190.62 1 N5916771 Sold 20905 VALORE CT Gran Paradiso Private $378,994 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 186.51 1 N5915571 Sold 901 HARBOR DR S Gulf Shores Private $380,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 193.58 0.9 0476 N5913738 Sold 108 PESCADOR BLVD Toscana Isles Community $386,000 4 3 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 163.01 0.96 985 A 4201586 Sold 345 SAINT GEORGE CT #3 Bermuda Club East At The Plantation Private $394,000 4 3 0 1998 Single Family Home New Con ventional 2/28/2018 151.54 1 N5915445 Sold 20312 PEZZANA DR Venetian Falls Community, Private $400,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 182 .4 1.00025 N5914135 Sold 464 FAIRWAY ISLES DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Community $400,500 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cas h 2/28/2018 192.36 1.00376 A 4212614 Sold 10386 MEDJOOL DR Sarasota National Community, Private $401,893 4 3 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/ 26/2018 169 1 N5914712 Sold 406 WELLINGTON CT Venice Golf & Country Club Private $409,000 2 2 1 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 171.78 0.95338 N5915831 Sold 716 BACK NINE DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Community, Private $429,900 2 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 195.94 1 N5916846 Sold 23555 WAVERLY CIRCLE Sarasota National Community $444,297 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 197.99 1 A 4203221 Sold 1330 STILL RIVER DR Grand Palm Community, Private $480,000 3 2 1 2013 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2 018 196 0.96192 A 4203040 Sold 651 CRANE PRAIRIE WAY Willow Bend Community, Private $500,000 3 2 1 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/2 8/2018 199.68 0.92764 A 4208489 Sold 326 MARTELLAGO DR Venetian Golf And River Club Private $550,000 3 2 1 2012 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 227.09 0.98214 D5921074 Sold 550 N RIVER RD Myakka River Trails Unrecorded Plat Of Private $580,000 3 3 1 2005 Single Family Home New Convent ional 2/26/2018 163.43 1.00017 N5915386 Sold 431 TREMINGHAM WAY The Reserve Private $585,000 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 183.62 0.975 A 4207280 Sold 250 HIDDEN BAY DR #A404 Not Applicable Community $590,000 3 2 1 2017 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 272.39 1 A 4196770 Sold 409 N POINT RD #902 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Community $637,500 3 3 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 310.22 0. 91071 A 4203691 Sold 1786 S CREEK DR South Creek Private $639,000 4 3 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 216.17 0.98 308 A 4182806 Sold 337 PASSAGE WAY Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Private $750,000 4 4 1 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 1 64.8 0.96899 N5912821 Sold 146 E TAMPA AVE Venice Gulf View None $801,938 2 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 372.65 0.98116 A 4207902 Sold 409 N POINT RD #801 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Community $850,000 3 2 1 2004 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 327.68 0 .95613 A 4183017 Sold 221 BAYSHORE RD #301 Sands Of Sarasota Community $945,000 3 3 0 2007 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 431.9 0.94689 A 4190686 Sold 393 NORTH POINT RD #1002 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Community $1,500,000 3 2 1 2001 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 40 1.28 0.9375 A 4198549 Sold 418 N CASEY KEY RD Not Applicable None $2,100,000 4 3 0 1957 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 899.74 0.95672 N5914090 Sold 530 LYONS BAY RD Bay Point Private $2,850,000 5 5 1 1949 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 434.19 0. 9661 N5913189 Sold 419 BAYVIEW PKWY Not A pp licable Private $3,250,000 4 3 1 2007 Sin g le Famil y Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 569.18 0.90529What has this to do with bitcoin? The connection is that the creator of bitcoin used the blockchain as a device for creating a self-regulating means of payment that had nothing to do with government. The bitcoin experience led others to realize that the blockchain device had many other possible uses. In particular, it had the potential for making complicated market structures, such as the home mortgage market, more ef“cient. This does not mean that developers of mortgage blockchains will ignore the potential for creating means of payment on the side. Indeed, the two “rms that have begun developing mortgage blockchains are both creating means of payment, called tokens,Ž in the process. Its tempting to describe this as printing the money you need to start a new business, but the developers do need a compelling story to make their tokens acceptable. The bitcoin story is that the total number of bitcoin that can be produced is limited. I will discuss the stories connected to the two new mortgage-related blockchains in another article. 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. PAGE 2 Q: Why is it that community associations dont allow trucks or commercial vehicles to be parked in driveways overnight? This country is made up of small businesses that service these communities. It does not make sense that a homeowner cant even have a pickup truck! „ Terry A: Many people decide to live in planned communities to have their own slice of paradise. They decide to live in a neighborhood with a certain look, amenities and lifestyle. Often the decision is made to ban commercial vehicles, and even, sometimes, all trucks. Each community is free to write its own rules, and you must read your community agreements to determine what rules you agreed to live by. To be clear, you have to follow your communitys rules because you agreed to do so when you moved in. You are bound by your agreement, not any particular law in this regard. If your documents ban commercial vehicles but allow passenger vehicles, you should be allowed to have a pickup truck that is for personal use, but not a work pickup truck. However, if all trucks are banned, then you cannot have any pickup truck, no matter its use. Remember to read your documents, and not just take the management companys word on the matter, since I have found that sometimes the board or management company is misinformed on what the documents actually say. Also remember that it is your community. So if you and enough of your neighbors want to change the rules, you can amend your documents, working with your board of directors to have a community vote to do so. Short of that, if you are not a fan of the restrictions agreed to by your neighbors, you can always move to a community more in line with your lifestyle. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. or follow him on Twitter @ GarySingerLaw.Can my community stop me from parking a truck in my driveway?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL PHOTOS PROVIDEDCDBIA President John Kapper (Kapper Contracting) with SWFL Parade of H omes Committee Tom Courtright (Charlotte State Bank & Trust), Carlene Zeches (Z Interior Decorations), and Rick Kelley (Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL.) Left: Rodney Luke, President of Luke Brothers Custom Homes awarded the Grand Diamond Award. Above: Guests enjoying the SWFL Parade of Homes DiamondGala.Building association names Parade of Homes Judges Choice Award recipients Right: Cindy Grover and Ron Oskey from Harbor Home Builders awarded the Judges Choice for Best Home under $500,000. CDBIA President John Kapper and SWFL Parade of Homes Committee with Diamond Sponsor Mike Ferrara, Conserva Irrigation.


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 Nestled between Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Lancaster is a good option for people who want to work in one of these larger cities but own in a more affordable location. Residents can take a train to Harrisburg in less than 35 minutes, and trains into New York City take about two and a half hours. Local businesses abound, so many residents dont have to look beyond the city for jobs. Medical center Lancaster General Health has a network of 300 physicians and more than 3,600 employees. Fulton Bank, one of the regions most prominent “nancial institutions, is headquartered in Lancaster. The city has a strong arts culture, which supports a variety of vintage and antique stores, as well as outdoor markets and performing arts. Gallery Row downtown consists of three blocks of galleries, restaurants and retail.COLUMBUS, OHIO€ Population: 860,090 € Median value of housing: $131,800 You can own a home in Columbus without breaking the bank. Even in some of the more expensive neighborhoods, like Harrison West, you can “nd three-bedroom, two-bath homes for under $250,000. Columbus supports many industries including health care, education, “nance, manufacturing, retail and technology. Columbus largest employer, the Ohio State University, has more than 30,000 fulltime workers. Nationwide Insurance is also headquartered here, with about 13,000 full-time employees. Columbus offers amenities for just about everyone. Kayakers can enjoy Columbus waterways, like Big Darby Creek, Griggs Reservoir and the Scioto River. There are also miles of bike trails and thousands of acres of parkland to hike. Nightlife includes comedy clubs and live music venues as well as hundreds of restaurants. Additionally, there are many large-scale attractions, like the Center of Science and Industry as well as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.GARNER, NORTH CAROLINA€ Population: 28,776 € Median value of housing: $164,800 This small town is about 6 miles south of Raleigh and is also near the Research Triangle, which includes Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For people who work in any of these areas, Garner offers more affordable housing than some of the other nearby communities. Garners business landscape is a mixture of information, utilities, retail and public administration. Companies like Butterball and Direct Distributors are headquartered in Garner. The median household income in Garner is $59,812, above the national median of $57,617, according to census data. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Garners 1,200 acres of parkland and open space. White Deer Park offers bikers, runners and walkers two miles of paved trails, playgrounds, an arboretum and a 2,500-squarefoot nature center. Garner also has a mix of chain stores, shopping plazas and locally owned businesses. Local watering holes, like The Beerded Lady, offer a place for residents to see live music.ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA€ Population: 260,999 € Median value of housing: $154,800 St. Petersburg has rejuvenated its downtown, which is home to a mixture of business of“ces, residential property, restaurants and entertainment. The Gulf Coast city boasts more than a dozen companies that employ over 1,000 people, including HSN, Raymond James Financial and Jabil Circuit, in addition to many other midand small-sized companies. Mayor Rick Kriseman, who was just recently awarded the 2018 Small Business Advocate award by the the U.S. Conference of Mayors for his commitment to small businesses, said that creating opportunities for young people is a top priority for St. Petersburg. The citys Grow Smarter initiative developed by the city and the Chamber of Commerce to assess, develop and create programs to grow the local economy is an example of that focus. We are working hard to ensure we are an inclusive and welcoming city where people of all ages can grow and thrive,Ž Kriseman says. We are speci“cally aiming to bolster and support our population of young professionals, as their skills and interest align well with our Grow Smarter economic development strategy.Ž St. Petersburg is home to world-class museums, such as the Salvador Dali Museum and the Fine Arts Museum, as well as chefs honored with James Beard awards, including Lauren Macellaro of The Reading Room. The city hosts events like the Firestone Grand Prix and is home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.WEST DES MOINES, IOWA€ Population: 64,560 € Median value of housing: $195,500 West Des Moines borders Des Moines to the west, about 8 miles from Des Moines International Airport. This small city reaps the bene“ts of the booming “nancial and publishing industries in Des Moines while retaining a grass-roots community. What were seeing is that a lot of young people are buying in our older neighborhoods,Ž says Clyde Evans, director of economic development for West Des Moines. Theyre “xing up houses from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Its affordable for them to do that here.Ž Finance and insurance companies, including Wells Fargo, Farm Bureau and Athene, are located in West Des Moines. Small businesses also make up a large part of West Des Moines economy, adding to the 2,800 businesses in the city, according to the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. West Des Moines is only 11 miles east of Waukee, the future home of Apples $1.375 billion data center announced last year. West Des Moines has a variety of restaurants and shopping destinations, including Jordan Creek Town Center and Valley West Mall. There are also microbreweries for beer connoisseurs, like locally owned Twisted Vine. The 632-acre Raccoon River State Park offers an array of activities like “shing, boating and even swimming along the 500-foot beach, which is part of Blue Heron Lake. Theres also an extensive network of almost 50 miles of greenway trails, park trails and side paths.CITIESFROM PAGE 1 Advertisement AdvertisementWestchester Gold & Diamonds, Serving Charlotte County Over 37 YearsWestchester Gold & Diamonds, 4200F Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, is known for unsurpassed quality, variety and pricing when buying or selling coins, gold & silver bullion, diamonds, Rolex watches and ne jewelry. Owner, Steve Duke, is on site to assist you with jewelry purchases and appraisals, or the sale of your old gold and other valuables. Duke says We pay top dollar for your items and have been in business for more than 41 years. Dont be fooled by We Buy Gold o ers from others. 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The lists were compiled using data from the National Association of Realtors, the Census Bureau and NerdWallet surveys.Most affordable metro areas 1. CUMBERLAND, MARYLANDWEST VIRGINIAMedian home price: $84,600 Median household income: $45,808 Principal and interest payment: $326 (equals 8.5 percent of monthly income) Despite their affordability, houses in the Cumberland metro area dont sell quickly. In February, single-family home listings had been on the market for a median of 146 days, according to The national median was 84 days.2. YOUNGSTOWN WARRENBOARDMAN, OHIOPENNSYLVANIAMedian home price: $90,200 Median household income: $44,981 Principal and interest payment: $348 (9.3 percent of monthly income) Roughly midway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Youngstown was once a steel manufacturing powerhouse. Since then, it has embraced its diminished population and opted not to prioritize growth.3. PEORIA, ILLINOISMedian home price: $120,400 Median household income: $57,090 Principal and interest payment: $464 (9.8 percent of monthly income) Among the “ve most-affordable metro areas, Peoria has the highest house prices. But it also has the highest median household income among the “ve, boosting affordability.4. BINGHAMTON, NEW YORKMedian home price: $108,900 Median household income: $51,360 Principal and interest payment: $420 (9.8 percent of monthly income) Nearby Binghamton University is considered one of the top public universities in the country.5. DECATUR, ILLINOISMedian home price: $100,000The most and least affordable places to buy a homeBy HOLDEN LEWISNERDWALLET MOST AFFORDABLE METRO AREAS1. Cumberland, Maryland-West Virginia 2. Youngstown-WarrenBoardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania 3. Peoria, Illinois 4. Binghamton, New York 5. Decatur, Illinois LEAST AFFORDABLE METRO AREAS1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California 2. San Francisco-OaklandHayward, California 3. 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Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COMAquariums are arranged in neat, illuminated rows. Fins, tails and ”ashing stripes are visible in every direction. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, zebra“sh act as research stand-ins for us. They are tiny heralds of solutions for patients with some of medicines most intractable problems. But how can an aquarium “sh help solve human disease? Because all living things are related. Most of the genetic variants associated with human diseases can be found in zebra“sh. Basically the differences between species arise from variations in the ways the parts of DNA are arranged. DNA is made up of nucleotides (As, Ts, Gs, and Cs) that together form into coherent instructions called genes that determine whether a creature has legs or “ns. Researchers have long used mammals like mice to study human disease. But zebra“sh have become the model of choice in many medical laboratories in part because they breed more proli“cally, hold more animals per research footprint and can be very resource friendly compared to other vertebrates.An unlikely suspectBiochemist Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., is the director of the Mayo Clinic Zebra“sh Facility, aka the Fish Farm.Ž As he gestures toward the aquariums bubbling all around, he explains, With the combination of vertebrate biology like us, new gene editing tools such as CRISPR, new real-time imagers, and the ability to scale so we can test many scienti“c questions in parallel, the potential for zebra“sh to impact and study health and disease seems limitless. Housing more than 65,000 adult “sh and generating 10,000 larvae a day, the farm is used by dozens of Mayo researchers to study processes that are dif“cult or impossible to follow in other animals. From the moment the eggs in the tanks are fertilized, its possible to keep a close eye on developing embryos. Because those embryos are transparent, they provide a window into development. Researchers Farming for answers to human diseases in the fish farmFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeA recent column on home remedies prompted Terry Kelly to email a recipe. When I visited Italy, I discovered Bay leaf tea, which soothes an upset stomach and seems to quiet vomiting,Ž he wrote. To make the tea, put two or three bay leaves in an 8to 12-ounce mug, “ll the mug with boiling water, sweeten to taste, then steep two or there minutes. Sip slowly,Ž Terry wrote. It works!Ž Among other popular herbal medications, Terry cited Moringa, a plant native to India with a variety of healthful components; red sage, also known as danshen and used for heart-related problems; and Pau darco, a South American tea used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, arthritis and in”ammation. Karen Gallagher weighed in from the perspective of a student of natural or what some term alternativeŽ medicine. I have been a resident of Charlotte County for 20 years,Ž she wrote. At a time when my contemporaries are thinking about retirement and what to do with their leisure time, I am pursuing a lifelong dream. I am in the second year of a Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health with a clinical area of concentration. After my degree, I plan to pursue a certi“cation in nutrition.Ž Karen applauded the rise of what she called Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM),Ž saying that modern pharmaceuticals and conventional medicine can sometimes cause more harm than good.Ž Noting that natural medicines have been around for thousands of years, she said it is only in the last century or so that conventional medicine and chemical Reader response supports natural remedies TNS PHOTOMost of the genetic variants associated with human diseases can be found in zebrash. Basically the dierences between species arise from variations in the ways the parts of DNA are arranged.FISH | 2 MEARNS | 2 TNS PHOTOFriends tend to respond to the world in similar ways, brain scans reveal. The closer two people are in a social network, the mo re similar their neural responses.What can an astronaut, baby sloths, a sentimental music video and an MRI scanner reveal about your friends? Quite a lot, a new study reveals. Researchers put 42 business school students in an MRI machine and showed them a series of 14 videos. As they watched the clips, the scanner recorded the activity in their brains. Those patterns could be used to predict which students were friends and which were merely classmates, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Neural similarity was associated with a dramatically increased likelihood of friendship,Ž the team from the University of California, Los Angeles and Dartmouth College reported. These results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us,Ž they added. That might seem obvious to anyone whos ever heard that birds of a feather ”ock together.Ž But until now, no one had ever put that maxim to the test by examining the cognitive activity of friends in real time. The researchers, led by UCLA social psychologist Carolyn Parkinson, started with an entire cohort of students from Dartmouths Tuck School of Business. All 279 of them were asked whether they were friends with each of their fellow students. (A friendŽ was de“ned as someone youd go out with for a drink, a meal, a movie or other informal social activities.Ž) If two students named each other, they were considered friends for the purposes of the study. Researchers used those responses to reconstruct the social network of the business school class. In the next phase of the study, 42 of the students agreed to lie in a functional MRI scanner while they watched videos for 36 minutes. The clips ranged in length from 88 seconds to more than 5 minutes, and were chosen to evoke a range of emotions On the same wavelengthBy KAREN KAPLANLOS ANGELES TIMESBrain scans reveal that friends really perceive the world similarly Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and shell give you an earful. Theres Johnetta, 101, whom shes known for 70 years and who has Alzheimers disease. I call her every day and just say Hi, how are you doing? She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her,Ž Smith said. Theres Katie, 93, whom Smith met during a long teaching career with the Chicago Public Schools. Every day we have a good conversation. Shes still driving and lives in her own house, and she tells me whats going on.Ž Then theres Rhea, 90, whom Smith visits regularly at a retirement facility. And Mary, 95, who doesnt leave her house anymore, so I “x her a basket about once a month of jelly and little things I make and send it over by cab.Ž And fellow residents at Smiths Chicago senior community, whom she recognizes with a card and a treat on their birthdays. Im a very friendly person,Ž Smith said, when asked to describe herself. That may be one reason why this lively centenarian has an extraordinary memory for someone her age, suggests a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University highlighting a notable link between brain Good friends might be your best brain booster as you ageBy JUDITH GRAHAMKAISER HEALTH NEWS TNS PHOTOGood relationships may be the key to being a SuperAger.BRAIN | 3 FRIENDS | 4


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Sometimes, the cause of a tumor is a typo in one or more genes. To understand that error better, the same mutation can be edited into zebra“sh, and the “sh can be examined for similar symptoms. That, perhaps, is the most valuable thing about zebra“sh as a model: They can be genetically manipulated.FISHFROM PAGE 1 pharmaceutical drugs have dominated health care.Ž Karen echoed Larry Lores enthusiasm about elderberry syrup for ”u symptoms. Larry, manager of Richards Foodporium natural foods store in Port Charlotte, said the syrup has been selling out at all area stores. Last winter, I made a batch of syrup for a cough that my husband had,Ž she said. My grandmother used to make elderberry jam and what a treat that was.Ž Karen added a cautionary note to the use of herbal remedies. People might not be aware that even though herbal medicines are generally recognized as safe, it is good to be cognizant of the contraindications, especially with women who are pregnant or lactating,Ž she said. For instance, olive leaf extract can be bene“cial for colds and ”u but can cause gastritis in some people. Curcumin, the anti-in”ammatory constituent in turmeric, is contraindicated in people with obstructive gallstones and pregnant women.Ž She also noted that home medications may interact negatively with prescription drugs and/ or other herbal products. Often, people are not aware of why they are taking an herb, only that it is supposed to be healthy or to prevent a disease and are not forthcoming with their physicians about what supplements they are taking,Ž she said. Furthermore, research on herbs can be misconstrued or taken out of context, promoting more confusion to the consumer.Ž Other points to consider, Karen said, are where the herbal product is made and whether the company is reputable and actually includes the herbs listed on the label. Some herbal products have been tested and the main herbal ingredient is absent, incorrect herbs are present, or the formula is contaminated with other herbs not listed on the label,Ž she said. The FDA does not regulate herbal products, unless the manufacturer is making claims for treatment or cure. When media promotes herbs as having medicinal qualities, often the public rushes to buy herbal products without considering the manufacturer, ingredients, or the supply chain.Ž she added. Noting that use without education is dangerous,Ž Karen advised consulting with ones physician or health care practitioner before beginning any herbal or natural medicine regimen. Dr. David Klein recognizes the value of some of what he called folk remedies,Ž which he said sometimes morph into actual biopharmaceuticals. The FDA is constantly screening thousands of folk remedies for their possible use,Ž he said. An example is sirolimus, also known as rapamycin, which was developed from an Easter Island folk remedy. Used to coat coronary artery stents and prevent organ transplant rejection, the antibiotic was called rapamycin after the Polynesian name of Easter Island, Rapa Nui. It is derived from a bacterium named Streptomyces found in the soil on Easter Island,Ž said Dr. Klein. By studying this bacteria, scientists discovered a whole new in”ammatory pathway called mTOR, which is an acronym for mammalian target of rapamycin. This chemical became known as the drug sirolimus, a potent anti-in”ammatory immunomodulator (a medication used to help regulate or normalize the immune system). As a coating on coronary artery heart stents, it blocks “brosis around the stent, which could lead to re-occlusion.Ž Another drug with natural sources, paclitaxel (trade name Taxol), was derived from the bark of the Paci“c yew tree. One of the countrys bestknown cancer drugs, Taxol is used in the treatment of breast, lung, and ovarian cancer, as well as Kaposis sarcoma (an infection associated with HIV-AIDS). Taxol was discovered by researchers who were studying thousands of plants for any possible medical use,Ž Dr. Klein said. The key to natural remedies is extracting the active chemicals and demonstrating their biochemical properties. Then you have to roadtest them to see if they really work.Ž Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ PAGE 1Two foods that are important to humans are vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are organic substances that help to regulate the functions of the body. Thirteen major ones are identi“ed. A de“ciency in even one of these vitamins will produce what is appropriately called a de“ciency disease. Vitamins are sometimes classi“ed as water-soluble or fat-soluble. They are needed in small amounts. The 13 major vitamins are vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B7, vitamin B9, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, Vitamin E and vitamin K. Up until the middle of the 1930s these vitamins were obtained solely through ones diet, but with the production of synthetic and semi-synthetic versions, the manner in which they are secured and used has changed; somewhat. To ensure safety and for best results when using vitamins, do consider the following: Simply consuming the various vitamins is not enough. You must also ensure that you are getting adequate amounts. It is important to note that some vitamins, especially when had through the use of supplements, are likely to produce negative side effects when too much is consumed. This poisoning is less likely to occur when your vitamins are had from the food you eat. A great way to ensure that you are getting most or all of the vitamins you need is to add to your regular diet, a variety of loadedŽ foods. By loadedŽ I am referring to foods that yield large numbers of nutrients or a high concentration of a few. When these foods are consumed daily, you are ensuring the consumption of important vitamins and minerals. The following is a short list of loadedŽ foods for you to consider: a. Brewers yeast b. Blackstrap molasses c. Fresh vegetable salad consisting of four or more vegetables of varying colors d. Fresh fruit salad consisting of four or more fruits of varying taste, color, etcetera. Although the vitamins you need are best had from the foods you eat, making use of vitamin supplements is ok; especially if you are unsure as to whether or not you are getting all of the important vitamins from your diet. The key is to choose supplements that are suitable to you and appropriate to your needs. Your age, sex, level of activity and existing state of health (e.g.: are you diabetic) are just some of the things to be considered when choosing supplements. The supplement itself should also be inspected for appropriateness, quality and safety. Is it starch and sugar free? Does it have salt, wheat, yeast, arti“cial colors and ”avors or other additives that may affect you negatively? After trying a few different brands of supplements, stay with the one(s) that work best for you. A “nal point has to do with how vitamins are affected by certain factors. It is an established fact that vitamin loss is possible when certain vitamins are exposed to heat, light and/or air. It is, therefore, wise to follow whatever instruction is provided for the proper use and storage of the vitamin(s) you are using. Within the spectrum of nutrition, minerals are considered inorganic essential chemical elements that are required by organisms to perform functions essential to life. Major minerals that are found in our bodies are calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and sodium. Others such as iron, iodine, zinc, sulfur, etc., are referred to as trace elements and are required in minute quantities. Minerals are used by the body to ensure structural integrity. Calcium, for instance, is used to build strong bones and ensure healthy teeth. A de“ciency in this mineral could lead to osteoporosis (bones becoming brittle, less dense and weak). Other uses of minerals by the body include: The facilitating of a healthy immune system. The ensuring of healthy muscle and nerve functioning The ensuring of ef“cient energy production Because living organisms are incapable of making minerals, they must acquire these vital elements from the food they eat. Minerals housed in the earth are absorbed by plants. Humans acquire these minerals by consuming the plants directly or the animals that consume such plants. Some minerals are also had when the water housing them are consumed. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 FEELING FIT health and positive relationships. For nine years, these experts have been examining SuperAgersŽ „ men and women over age 80 whose memories are as good „ or better „ than people 20 to 30 years younger. Every couple of years, the group “lls out surveys about their lives and gets a battery of neuropsychological tests, brain scans and a neurological examination, among other evaluations. When we started this project, we werent really sure we could “nd these individuals,Ž said Emily Rogalski, an associate professor at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimers Disease Center at Northwesterns Feinberg School of Medicine. But “nd them they did: Thirty-one older men and women with exceptional memories, mostly from Illinois and surrounding states, are currently participating in the project. Part of the goal is to characterize them „ who are they, what are they like,Ž Rogalski said. Previous research by the Northwestern group provided tantalizing clues, showing that SuperAgers have distinctive brain features: thicker cortexes, a resistance to age-related atrophy and a larger left anterior cingulate (a part of the brain important to attention and working memory). But brain structure alone doesnt fully account for SuperAgers unusual mental acuity, Rogalski suggested. Its likely there are a number of critical factors that are implicated,Ž she said. For their new study, the researchers asked 31 SuperAgers and 19 cognitively normalŽ older adults to “ll out a 42-item questionnaire about their psychological well-being. The SuperAgers stood out in one area: the degree to which they reported having satisfying, warm, trusting relationships. (In other areas, such as having a purpose in life or retaining autonomy, they were much like their normalŽ peers.) Social relationships are really importantŽ to this group and might play a signi“cant role in preserving their cognition, Rogalski said. That “nding is consistent with other research linking positive relationships to a reduced risk of cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Still, researchers havent examined how SuperAgers sustain these relationships and whether their experiences might include lessons for others. Smith, one of the SuperAgers, has plenty of thoughts about that. At her retirement community, shes one of nine people who welcome new residents and try to help make them feel at home. I have a smile for everybody,Ž she said. I try to learn someones name as soon as they come in, and if I see them its Good morning, how do you do?Ž Many old people, all they do is tell you the same story over and over,Ž she said. And sometimes, all they do is complain and not show any interest in what you have to say. Thats terrible. You have to listen to what people have to say.Ž Brian Fenwick, administrator of the Bethany Retirement Community where Smith lives, calls Smith a leader in the communityŽ and explains that shes very involved. She keeps us in line. She notices whats going on and isnt afraid to speak out.Ž Fifteen years ago, Smith became a caregiver for her husband, who passed away in 2013. All the time he was ill, I was still doing things for me,Ž she recalls. You cannot drop everything and expect to be able to pick it up. You cant drop your friends and expect them to be there when youre ready.Ž What she does every day, she said, is show people I care.Ž William BillŽ Gurolnick, 86, another SuperAger in the study, realized the value of becoming more demonstrative after he retired from a sales and marketing position in 1999. Men arent usually inclined to talk about their feelings, and I was a keep-things-inside kind of person,Ž he explained. But opening up to other people is one of the things that I learned to do.Ž With a small group of other men whod left the work world behind, Gurolnick helped found a mens group, Men Enjoying Leisure, which now has nearly 150 members and has spawned four similar groups in the Chicago suburbs. Every month, the group meets for two hours, including one hour they spend discussing personal issues „ divorce, illness, children who cant “nd jobs, and more. We learn people arent alone in the problems theyre dealing with,Ž Gurolnick said, adding that a dozen or so of the men have become good friends. Bill is the glue that holds the whole group together,Ž said Buddy Kalish, 80, a member of the group in Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb. Hes very, very caring „ the “rst one to send out a thank-you note, the “rst one to send out a notice when theres been a death in the family.Ž Activities are another way of cultivating relationships for Gurolnick. On Mondays, he bikes 20 to 30 miles with more than a dozen older men „ many of them from his mens group „ followed by lunch. On Tuesdays, hes part of a walking group, followed by coffee. On Wednesdays, he goes to the Wenger Jewish Community Center in Northbrook for two hours of water volleyball. On Thursdays, its back to the JCC for pickleball, a racquet sport. You really get a sense of still being alive,Ž Gurolnick said, when asked what he takes away from these interactions. You get a sense of not being alone.Ž Without her best friend, Grayce, whom shes known since high school, and friends who live in her condominium complex, Evelyn Finegan, 88, might have become isolated. Another SuperAger, Finegan is hard of hearing and has macular degeneration in both eyes, but otherwise is astonishingly healthy. Its very important to keep up with your friends „ to pick up the phone and call,Ž said Finegan, who talks to Grayce almost daily and chats with four other friends from high school on a regular basis. Today, the staples of Finegans life are her church; a monthly book club; volunteering at a resale shop in Oak Park, Ill.; socializing with a few people in her building; attending a club of Welsh women; and seeing her daughter, her son-in-law and grandchildren, who live in Oregon, whenever she can. Its so nice to spend time with Evelyn,Ž said her upstairs neighbor, June Witzl, 91, who often drives Finegan to doctors appointments. Shes very kind and very generous. And she tells you what she believes so you really feel like you know her, instead of wondering whats on her mind.ŽBRAINFROM PAGE 1 Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. Because carbon monoxide is found in the fumes produced when fuel is burned, it is present in and around homes. As a result, homeowners should be aware of carbon monoxide and make every effort to detect its presence. CO forms most readily when there is insuf“cient oxygen to complete combustion and produce carbon dioxide. Hot water closets, furnaces in crawlspaces, heating appliances in attics, and other contained areas are common areas where CO can form. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that thousands of people visit emergency rooms and are hospitalized because of CO poisoning every year. While CO is a risk for just about anyone, infants, the elderly, those with breathing problems or chronic heart disease, and people with anemia are most likely to get sick from CO. CO has earned the moniker the silent killerŽ because it cannot be identi“ed without the presence of a carbon monoxide detector. If a person believes he or she is smelling carbon monoxide, that person is probably mistaking the odor for other combustion byproducts that the human nose can sense. CO is a byproduct of vehicle exhaust, boat engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, furnaces and “replaces. CO is produced anytime something is burning. That is why it is essential that products designed to be used outdoors are used exclusively outside, and that indoor appliances are properly vented to the outdoors. CO can build up indoors and poison people and pets who breathe it in. Some people may not recognize that CO is problematic in a home until multiple residents start complaining of similar symptoms. Common CO poisoning symptoms include nausea and vomiting, dizziness, chest pain, confusion, headache, and other ”u-like symptoms, advises the consumer advocacy group Carbon Monoxide Kills. Those with repeated exposure to high levels of CO may eventually develop cerebral edema, which is a swelling of the brain. CO can compress brain cells and destroy them, leading to neurological issues and death. CO poisoning is actually the result of the head and heart not receiving suf“cient oxygen. CO detectors can save lives and should be installed in all homes and apartments. The National Fire Protection Association says CO detectors shall be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.Ž Individuals should follow the manufacturer instructions regarding where on the wall or ceiling the CO detectors should be mounted. As an added safety precaution, CO detectors should be placed on every ”oor of the home. Gas sensors in CO alarms have limited life spans, so they should be replaced generally every “ve to six years, because calibrating and testing for CO is more dif“cult than simply replacing the alarms. Installing or replacing carbon monoxide detectors is an easy improvement that can help save lives. 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Page E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 FEELING FIT in viewers. For instance, a music video for the song All I WantŽ was added to the reel because some people might consider it sweetŽ while others would see it as sappy,Ž the researchers explained. One of the clips presented a debate on whether college football should be banned; another featured a discussion about a speech by former President Barack Obama. The reel also included video from a gay wedding, a presentation by an astronaut on the International Space Station showing what happens when you wring out a washcloth in space, a documentary about a baby sloth sanctuary and highlights from a soccer match, among other things. While the students watched, the scanner recorded the responses of 80 separate regions of their brains. Then the researchers compared the responses of each student with the responses of every other student. The 42 students could be paired up in 861 distinct ways. Some of those pairs were friends, and some werent. Sure enough, the responses of friend pairs were more alike than the responses of nonfriend pairs. And the more similar their responses, the shorter the distance between them in the social network. In statistical terms, for each one-unit increase in neural similarity, the odds that two people were friends increased by 47 percent. Even when the researchers controlled for the similarities of people in each of the 861 pairs „ including features like age, gender and nationality „ the correlation between cognitive response and position in the social network remained. That correlation was most clearly seen in areas of the brain involved in motivation, learning, attention, language processing and determining the mental states of others, to name a few examples. A more speci“c understanding of precisely which cognitive and emotional processes underlie these effects will likely require complementary follow-up studies,Ž the researchers wrote. Parkinson and her colleagues also found that the brain responses alone could do a pretty good job of predicting whether two people were friends, mere acquaintances or total strangers. All of the 861 pairs were divided into four categories of social distance. Friends had a distance of 1; a friend of a friend would have a distance of 2; a friend of a friend of a friend had a distance of 3; and pairs that were even further removed had a distance of 4 or more. If a computer program was making random guesses about a pairs social distance, it would guess right 25 percent of the time. But a program based on the brain responses correctly identi“ed friends 48 percent of the time. It also recognized distance 2 relationships 39 percent of the time, distance 3 relationships 31 percent of the time, and distance 4 relationships 47 percent of the time, according to the study. (Whats more, when the program was wrong, it was usually only off by one category.) The study results offer a new type of scienti“c proof that people tend to be friends with individuals who see the world in a similar way,Ž the researchers concluded. But the results dont resolve this fundamental mystery about friendship: Do we become friends with people who already see the world the way we do, or do we come to see the world through our friends eyes? Long-term studies will be needed to address those questions, but the study authors predict that the answer is: both.FRIENDSFROM PAGE 1 4 Sinuses are bony, hollow, air-“lled cavities inside the face and skull. They are located in the low-center of the forehead, behind the eyes and in bones behind the nose. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center says the sinuses lighten the skull and produce a mucus that moisturizes the inside of the nose. Unfortunately, when colds or the ”u strike, sinuses may become one of the “rst spots affected by these illnesses. When the sinuses are working properly, mucus will drain into the nasal passages or out the back of the throat. Most of this drainage goes unnoticed. However, the American Sinus Institute says that factors such as allergies, illness, weather changes, dehydration, and dry air can make the sinus mucus thicker and drainage more dif“cult. This is when problems like infection, stuf“ness or throat irritation may occur. In order to combat sinus congestion and drainage concerns, people may try certain strategies that include ”ushing the sinuses and thinning the mucus. It is imperative to use safe ”ushing methods to keep the sinuses healthy. Neti pots are among the more popular methods to ”ushing sinuses. These small teapot-like devices with elongated snouts have become a “xture in many medicine cabinets. Because they are drug-free alternatives, they can be handy for those worried about antihistamines making them drowsy or reacting with other drugs. Neti pots and other nasal irrigation systems use saline to moisten and clear out nasal passages to promote drainage of sinus cavities. However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, using these devices improperly can increase ones risk of infection. CBS News says that neti pots have even been linked to the deadly Naegleria fowleri, which is otherwise known as the brain-eatingŽ amoeba. The key to preventing infection is to only use previously boiled, sterile or distilled water to irrigate. Tap water is not adequately “ltered, says the FDA, and may contain low levels of organisms that can stay alive in nasal passages and potentially cause serious infections. Those who are concerned about nasal irrigation safety may be wise to skip neti pots and use pre-packaged, sterile saline solutions that are bottled for the purpose of alleviating congestion. However, when prepared water is used in a clean neti pot or other device, these methods can be perfectly safe. Sinuses can get clogged for many reasons. To free up breathing, people are urged to consult their physicians to learn more about how to safely irrigate their nasal passages. Safe ways to deal with sinus pressurePROVIDED BY MCC With ”u season still going strong, youll encounter snif”es and coughs everywhere you go. You probably take steps out in public to protect yourself, such as washing your hands and steering clear of sneezers, but your home represents a major battleground in the “ght against ”u. Add these cleaning tips and tricks to your arsenal in the germ war.Pay attention to the hot spotsWhat do you touch every day? Doorknobs, faucets and toilet handles maintain germs from constant touch. Spray those spots with disinfectant and scrub them down. Also, use a disinfectant wipe to carefully disinfect any electronics-related items you handle frequently, including remote controls, light switches and video game controllers. Your mobile devices and computer keyboards play host to many household germs. Make sure they get wiped down as well. If you use a humidi“er in your home, be sure to clean it regularly. When not properly maintained, humidi“ers can provide breeding grounds for bacteria. Finally, give some attention to the bags you use regularly. Purses, backpacks, diaper bags, reusable grocery bags and similar items carry a variety of items, sometimes hold food, and get placed on the ”oor everywhere from the grocery store to the kitchen. Use a disinfectant wipe or your manufacturers recommended cleaner on your bags and backpacks.Hot water is your friendIf your washing machine includes a sanitary cycle, that provides an excellent line of defense. Otherwise, turn your hot water setting as high as it will go. Wash your pillowcases, sheets, blankets and furniture covers at high temperatures once a week, and use your hottest dryer setting. The sanitary cycle is also excellent for cleaning reusable mop pads and dish towels. Stay within the specs of whatever youre washing, of course. Various clothes have different needs, but cleaning supplies and towels can usually handle very hot water. The hottest settings on your dishwasher will ensure dishes and silverware remain germfree. You can also use the dishwasher on your kids hard plastic toys. In the case of soft plastic and rubber toys, hand wash them regularly with soapy water and then sanitize them with a solution of rubbing alcohol and water.Use sanitary cleaning productsYou cant keep your home clean or kill germs if your cleaning materials arent germ-free themselves. Opt for disposable cleaning products when necessary, such as paper towels and single-use mop pads. Or, for a greener solution, sanitize mop heads at very high temperatures before reusing them. Wash your dish towels regularly, and microwave a wet sponge for two minutes to kill or inactivate 99 percent of living pathogens.Keep up the regular choresMaintaining a regular cleaning routine minimizes the germs and other pathogens making their way around the house. Keep your non-disposable tools clean as well. You should clean brooms and scrub brushes at least once a month. Fill a bucket or sink with warm water, add half a cup of bleach, soak the broom heads and brushes for 20 minutes, rinse and allow them to dry. Take care not to soak wood handles. Also, wipe down your vacuum handle, keep the bag or chamber clean and wash hard attachments in soapy water.How can I protect my home against the flu?By PAUL F.P. POGUEANGIES LIST SUPPORT GROUPS 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. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 FEELING FIT 5City of North Port Parks and Recreation hosts Fit Over Fifty „ a strength and balance training program for seniors „ every Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., taught by Port Charlotte resident Cindy Brehse at George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way, North Port. The one-hour class focuses on those who want assistance in ”exibility, muscle strength and function, featuring cardio, stretching and light weights. For more information, visit www. or call 941-429-7275.Fit Over Fifty FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAFit Over Fifty participants follow the lead of instructor Cindy Brehse, far left. Cindy Brehse teaches Fit Over Fifty at the Mullen Center in North Port every Wednesday morning. Carol Pitcel smiles while enjoying the cardio portion of FitOverFifty. Mary K. Woodrum stretches out her arms in front while exercising at Fit Over Fifty. Anna Elliott uses light weights during the muscle strength training portion of Fit Over Fifty. Lorraine Blythe exercises while dancing during the cardio workout portion. Judy Orr, foreground, and Mileen McGee, both from North Port, utilize weights during muscle strength training. Bernadette Hunicker, foreground, and Ellie Missari, both North Porters, move to the music during their cardio workout. North Porter Betsy Berchou follows the lead of instructor Cindy Brehse during a recently-held Fit Over Fifty class at George Mullen Activity Center. SUPPORT GROUPSONGOING MEETINGS Alcoholics 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 941-4268349 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. adno=50531413 Jason Mlnarik, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Traumatic InjuriesAccepting New Patients. Call For An Appointment!941-629-62621641 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte941-639-6699350 Mary Street, Punta 2003-2017


Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 FEELING FIT 6Brookdale Rotonda Senior Living recently hosted their sixth annual health and wellness fair. The GFWC Rotonda West Womans Club was the bene“ciary of the fundraiser to support its local scholarship program and other community giving. Exhibitors were showcased during the free event, offering a wide-variety of information about their goods, products and services, with several free health screenings offered by local experts in the health and wellness “eld.Brookdale Rotonda hosts 6th annual health and wellness fair FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAJason Matney from Englewood Fire Department 2546 gives a free blood pressure screening to Rotonda resident Jim Burns. Englewood Community Hospitals Rick Carrick, director of rehab services, and Tiany Briggs, director of marketing, were on hand discussing stroke and disability awareness. MMTCs (Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida) community outreach sta Bridget Robison and Claus Alfaro, had an information booth about the benets of medical marijuana. Nurse on Call Home Health Cares Jody Amick, left and Jane Miller, both home health coordinators, were just one of many local health agencies represented at the fair. Mike Fazio, rehab director at Nurse on Call Home Health Care, left, assists Rotonda resident Robert Tossava, while discussing stability on equipment which tests guests balance. Matt Parkin, development director for the American Heart Association, far left and Richard Chapman, re inspector with the Englewood Fire Department, center, observe proper CPR techniques by Jack Mahaun of Rotonda. Mia Voigt, from Lemon Bay Wellness and Yoga Studio, provided free demonstrations including how to practice the warrior pose. Brookdale Rotonda resident Judy Clasen, was one of many guests who attended the health and wellness fair at the facility. Cleo Libonati, RN, of Gluten Free Works, right, performs a preliminary diagnostic test on the hand of Rotonda resident Joyce Rockwell. Issicia Green, (veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps) and veterans service ocer with Charlotte County Veteran Services, hands informative materials to Carol Meyer during the event. 2 0 1 8 0 3 1 1 o t e n c 3 0 p d f 1 1 0 M a r 1 8 2 0 : 1 1 : 0 3


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The Gathering Place, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte will host the following from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; March 12: Behaviors, Medication, Home Safety; March 19: Dementia care services in the communit. Please RSVP to 800-272-3900.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 “rst-hand 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.Gentle YogaWintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte, will host gentle yoga from 9:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m on March 14 and March 21. Cost is $10 per class. If interested or for more information, call 941-743-5335. Visit www. yoga.Dr. Kosman to discuss Schizophrenia at NAMI MeetingThe monthly education meeting for NAMI Sarasota County will feature Jenny Kosman, MD, to discuss Schizophrenia on Wednesday, March 14 at the Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for refreshments and announcements. Dr. Kosman, will present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Kosman will explain the illness of schizophrenia along with the prognosis, plus common treatments and medication side effects. Dr. Kosman is a board certi“ed psychiatrist in private practice in Sarasota. The mission of NAMI is to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through education, support, advocacy and outreach. For more information, visit namisarasotacounty. org or call 941-376-9361.Charlotte Behavioral Health Cares S.H.A.R.E. Spot moving to new locationS.H.A.R.E. Spot, a division of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care (CBHC), is moving to a new location. Currently located on Gibralter Drive in Port Charlotte, S.H.A.R.E. Spot is relocating on CBHCs 40-acre main main campus in Punta Gorda, 1700 Education Ave., Building B, Punta Gorda. Their upcoming schedule is as follows: Closed during the move March 14-16. They will reopen in in Punta Gorda on Monday, March 19. S.H.A.R.E. Spot is a drop-in center for people with severe, persistent mental illness. This peer-run, evidence-based program focuses on socialization, advocacy, and self-help for each member on a personal journey to recovery. Peer specialists run a variety of activities including selfhelp groups, education groups, arts and crafts, self-expression activities, and featured guest speakers. Peer specialists also provide emotional support to all members. S.H.A.R.E. Spot empowers members while instilling hope for a brighter future. The new phone number will be 941-347-6410.Charlotte Prostate Support Group to meetThe 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. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital.March Golf charity eventThe fourth annual ARCHway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, 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. 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.thearchwayinstitute. org. For more information, contact Dan Stuckey at or by calling 314-452-4982.Heart Walk Team fundraiserSupport the 2018 Charlotte County Heart Walk along with Paul Malcolm and the Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Team with a charity fundraiser to tempt your palette and bring out your inner artist. The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar, 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, will be hosting a wine glass painting and wine tasting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Included in the $45 fee are two wine glasses to paint plus supplies, two glasses of wine or a wine ”ight, and the satisfaction of helping people live healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease. Limited seats available, Call the Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar to reserve your space at 941-235-9463 or visit @gildedgrapewinery events page on Facebook.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 overstretched, 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.Seminars answer the difficult questionsTimothy 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@ Sustainable Weight Loss and Improve Your MindCome hear Chrisanna Harrington-Wright, MA, RDN, LMHC, a licensed dietitian and mental health counselor tell you how to achieve sustainable weight loss, understand how your food choices impact your body, heart and mind and get real answers to live a healthy life without chronic disease. Chrisanna gives you real straight forward answers about weight loss, improving your blood sugar and improving your overall health. Her lecture will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Call 941-787-3525 to register, lecture cost is $15 and can be applied to product purchase.Alzheimers Association Lunch and LearnJoin for a free lunch and learn offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at The Gathering Place Adult Day Care Center, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte. Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimers and Dementia presented by Reva Revill, Alzheimers Association and Alzheimers Medication and Effects presented by Kayla Harm, RN, Comfort Keepers and Moovin and Groovin presented by Lori Adams, CDP. RSVP is required by calling 941-766-1886.Plant Based Nutrition ConferenceThird Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 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 Dulaney-Majnaric, RD. Tickets can be purchased on 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, 941-2022216 or golf4svdp@gmail. com. 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. Cash prizes will be awarded to the tournament winners. There will be prizes for a hole-in-one on the par 3 holes and other contests. There also will be a putting contest, 50/50 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. NEWS | 9 7


Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 FEELING FIT 8 Germs have gotten a somewhat undeserved reputation. For decades, people have done what they can to avoid these unseemly organisms, thinking that exposure to germs is the single-best way to get and remain sick. Certainly there are germs that a person would be wise to avoid. However, not all germs must be avoided. Germs are tiny organisms that can enter the body through open cuts, the mouth, the nose, and the eyes. Germs are found all over the world. The four main types of germs include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Bacteria are a type of germ that often get a bad rap but actually may have bene“ts that outweigh their negatives. Bacteria are tiny, onecelled creatures that get nutrients from their environments to live. In some instances, that environment is the human body. Bacteria can reproduce inside and outside of the body. While bacteria that cause repeated infections might be considered bad, there actually are a host of good bacteria. Such bacteria help people digest food and protect against gastrointestinal upset, such as diarrhea. Some bacteria may help people “ght off illnesses caused by other bacteria or viruses, says research published in the journal Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology. Bene“cial bacteria may help stimulate the immune system so that the body is better able to “ght off diseases naturally. People frequently overlook good bacteria in an effort to eradicate bad bacteria, and that can have serious detriments. Unfortunately, the antibacterialŽ products available for cleaning and medicines used for treating bacterial illnesses do not discriminate between good and bad germs. They simply eradicate them all. Heathline says that this can create an imbalance of bacteria in the body that may lead to harmful bacteria taking over. Harmful bacteria also may evolve to resist common treatments because of the overuse of antibacterial and antimicrobial medicines and products. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that antimicrobial agents have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients with infectious diseases. Although theyve helped treat illnesses, these drugs have enabled the organisms theyre meant to destroy to adapt to them, making the drugs less effective. Some bacteria are even resistant to certain antibacterial drugs. The CDC says each year in the United States at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics „ with at least 23,000 people dying as a result of these infections. Various medical sources urge that regular handwashing with plain soap is enough for cleansing. Consuming foods with naturally occurring helpful organisms, such as yogurt, chocolate, feta cheese, pickles, and dark chocolate, can help increase the levels of good bacteria in the body. Taking a probiotic supplement also may help, although researchers at the Cleveland Clinic report that there is not enough proof to say for sure. People should speak with their doctors before taking probiotics or other steps to increase bacteria to make sure they are a wise decision for each individual. Embracing germs: Theyre not all badPROVIDED BY MCC PHOTO PROVIDED Thirteen years after building a state-of-theart lab for the worlds most dangerous germs, the nations top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Of“cials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, and cannot be upgraded without shutting down the facility for years. The lab investigates deadly and exotic germs like Ebola, smallpox and dangerous new forms of ”u. The CDC lab is one of only eight U.S. labs with the security and safety features necessary to work with the highest-threat germs, said James Le Duc, director of one of them, the University of Texass Galveston National Laboratory. Five of the eight are run by the federal government. The lab is housed in a 400,000-square-foot concrete building located in the heart of the CDCs main campus. It uses eye scanners and other James Bond-like security measures to restrict access. Workers wear protective gear and theres a web of computerized systems that monitor workers, lock doors, and ensure that dangerous germs dont escape. It opened in 2005 and cost $214 million, although the lab area that handles the most fearsome bugs didnt begin work until 2009. It replaced a CDC lab that had operated for 20 years. The architect “rm that worked on it, HDR Inc., predicted the building would serve the CDC for 50 years. Some experts said they are a little surprised CDC is talking about replacing the high-containment lab so soon. Having a lab being replaced after about 12 years seems unusual,Ž said Stephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University. Some parts needed at the CDC lab are no longer made and engineers determined a new building is necessary because of the complexity of the systems, said Dr. Inger Damon, who oversees much of the lab work involving dangerous germs. It will take four years to construct a new building and related infrastructure, so the money is needed now, CDC of“cials said. The CDC is asking Congress for $350 million for the lab and more than $50 million for related work. Government of“cials last week approached Congress about a plan to fund the CDC project with discretionary funds. The longer it takes, the more likely there will be a failure. And if theres a failure, we lose an essential line of defenseŽ against disease threats, said the CDCs former director, Dr. Tom Frieden. A number of problems have been reported over the years in the building, including a 2009 decontamination shower failure and a 2015 “re in a lower-level lab. But Frieden said overall the facility has performed well and the incidents were not the reason for the replacement plans.CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germsBy MIKE STOBBEAP MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOThis Sep. 9, 2005, photo provided by the C enter for Disease Control and Prevention shows the then-newly constructed 11-story Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory located at the CDCs Roybal campus in Atlanta. Thirteen years after building the state-of-the-art lab for the worlds most dangerous germs, the nations top public health agency is asking for more than $400million to build a new one. SUPPORT GROUPSBreastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the “rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee. or 941-373-7070, ext. 307.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, 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 bene“ts 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.Cancer 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 or call the church of“ce at 941-639-3842. adno=50531517 TEETH TODAY!All-On-FourAsk Your Implant SpecialistDoing Implants 35 Years(Recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties)FRIDAY, MARCH 16th CAPE CORAL:Implant Dentistry of South Florida Education Center 819 Del Prado Blvd Suite 3 9:00 AMRefreshments Served Limited SeatingPUNTA GORDA:River City Grill 131 W. Marion Ave 1:00 PMLunch Served Limited SeatingFORT MYERS: Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers 11609 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 24 9:00 AM Refreshments Served Limited SeatingDr. Arthur Molzan Dr. Jay C. Shartzer Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant DentistryWHERE EXPERIENCE COUNTSWWW.SMILEGIVER.COM


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 33 FEELING FIT 9 Are you walking around in a daze about worry you cant “x? You might worry morning, noon and night. Worry can feel like a dead weight in your heart or your stomach. You cant talk it away, ignore it or wave a magic wand to “x it. You might have money problems, health problems, or relationship problems. Or, you might be struggling with something complex thats taking over your life. I thought I had a pretty good life,Ž says a friend of ours well call Pam. I did until my adult son got a divorce and my elderly parents both developed health problems. For a couple of weeks, I felt nothing but pressure inside my head.Ž Most of us have multiple issues that weigh on our minds. To “x the stress, it pays to set some parameters around dealing with such pain. Here are some tips: € Live 24 hours at a time. This helps you prevent overloading your anxiety levels. Try to “gure out what steps you will take each day vs. worrying about tomorrow too much. € Put worry into a 30-minute time frame each day. Think of it as a half-hour to devise solutions. And, try your best to avoid worrying “rst thing in the morning or last thing at night. € Come up with small steps. Break down your solutions into doable tasks, such as phone calls you can make or small favors you can solicit from someone. Our friend Pam, for example, was worried about her grandchildren during her sons divorce. She also wondered how her son would keep himself together emotionally. Pam told us she sat down every night after dinner for a week to think through a plan. I “gured out I could drive my grandkids to some of their activities,Ž Pam says. I do that now, and I keep the kids on weekends for a few hours. My son says this really helps him.Ž Pam met with a couple of her friends to devise steps to help her parents. I work full time, so I worried about taking them to doctors appointments and helping them cook and clean,Ž Pam says. To keep her worry time focused, Pam started meeting with her two best friends on Sunday afternoons. She has used them as a sounding board for the past several weeks. Pam says she makes it a point to stay upbeat. I dont want to drag down my good friends,Ž she points out. So, I keep a notebook and try to review one problem at a time.Ž Her friends suggested she ask her boss for Wednesday afternoons off, so she could schedule her parents doctors appointments on Wednesday afternoons only, if possible. Pams sister has agreed to help out when needed as well. Pams teenage nieces, who are old enough to drive, have started taking turns helping Pam shop and clean for her elderly parents on Saturday mornings. To make my juggling work, I hire my nieces to clean my house one day each month,Ž Pam told us. I try to “ne-tune my plan regularly,Ž says Pam. But, I dont allow myself to worry all through the day. I wait until I can sit down and focus. A few times Ive sneaked off to the library to think, or Ill sit in a restaurant alone and make notes. Im still stressed, but not overly stressed.ŽPut worry in time slots to control stressBy JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON and TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Robert Jacobson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Childrens Center pediatrician and vaccine specialist, advises parents to ensure their child has recommended vaccinations and be aware of changes to those recommendations. For example, children can now be vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV), at age 11, rather than having to wait until they are 16 years of age. This change will make it easier for busy children to get their three doses of the vaccine within the recommended six months. Some vaccines are now more easily administered, Dr. Jacobson says: Weve combined the measlesmumps-rubella vaccine with the chickenpox vaccine so a single dose will cover all four of those diseases.Ž In addition, the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis combination, often called the D-TaP shot and given to children 6 years of age and under, can be given to new students at the same time, along with the “nal dose of the polio vaccine. Dr. Jacobson suggests that parents contact their family physician or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions online registry to stay informed of the recommended school admission vaccine requirements for their child.Start preparing for back-to-school vaccinations, nowFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK 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 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.NAMI educational programFamily-to-Family, a free,12-session educational program for family, partners and friends of individuals living with mental illness will be offered by NAMI Sarasota County. The course will run from now to Friday, May 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Anchor House, 3555 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program signi“cantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Registration is required. To learn more, visit the website at or call at 941-376-9361 to register. NAMI Sarasota County is an af“liate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI, is the nations largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Since 1979, NAMI has become the nations voice on mental illness with af“liates in every state. The mission of NAMI is to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through education, support, advocacy and outreach.NEWSFROM PAGE 7 For more information, visit Sound like a foreign language? Not to us. We speak stroke. In fact, Sarasota Memorial is the only nationally recognized, state-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Southwest Florida. Our multidisciplinary team of experts is uent in life-saving interventions for strokes, even rare ones like aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (an-yuh-riz-mul sub-uh-rak-noid hem-rijŽ). We speak stroke, and that translates to the regions most advanced care and better outcomes for our patients.Aneurysmal Subarachnoid HemorrhageWe speak stroke adno=54531821


Page E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 FEELING FIT 10March 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 lifethreatening bleeding. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. 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. March 14: Noon to 1 p.m. Hip and Knee Pain? Ask Dr. Davis. Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. March 15: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. B.E. F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke. Senior Friendship Center of DeSoto County, 219 W. Oak St., Arcadia. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. To register, call 863-494-5965. March 15: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Learn how to respond during the “rst critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show March 15: 8 a.m. March 19: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. B.E. F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke. Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Lunch Provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-764-6577. March 20: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Recent Advances in Preserving Your Vision. Speaker: Joseph A. Hegleh, M.D., F.A.C.S., Ophthalmologist. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Learn about your eye health and how lifestyle can protect your aging eyes. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-637-1655. March 20: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a registered nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. March 21: 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. Call 941-624-7214 to register. March 21: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Why does my hip and knee hurt? Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Hors doeuvres provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-639-8771. March 22: 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Roboticassisted Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain. Speaker: Nicholas Connors, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is the only hospital in Charlotte County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and total hip replacement as a surgical option. Learn how patients receive a personalized surgical experience based on their speci“c diagnosis and anatomy. Free. live demonstration. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. March 24: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Charlotte County Heart Walk. Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda. How can you make a positive difference in the lives of your friends, family and co-workers? Join Team Bayfront Health and lets start heart-walking. Together, we can make the commitment to lead a heart-healthy life and become healthy for good. Remember: Were not only raising funds, were raising heartbeats. Register at TeamBayfront. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES While music is known for lifting moods, rising evidence shows profound responses when favorite tunes are played for dementia patients. The 2012 awardwinning documentary, Alive Inside,Ž covers social worker Dan Cohens use of music and iPods with Alzheimers patients, who quickly become more vocal and animated. He founded the Music & Memory nonpro“t to bring music into nursing homes. Two Spokane-area dementia experts, Judy Cornish and Debby Dodds, call it mood management when favorite songs are played for people with dementia, a medical term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia. The premise is we all listen to music and absorb music, and we respond to music using intuitive thought,Ž Cornish said. For family members and caregivers, Cornish and Dodds are coteaching Dementia with Dignity: Using an iPad and Music to Manage Mood.Ž Cornish added that people who have dementia retain intuitive responses that are part of feelings, creativity, appreciating music and recognizing beauty. Theyre losing rational thought, but not the intuitive.Ž Dodds, a Spokanebased gerontologist, has seen the results in her own work. Music lights up many regions of our brain and engages us in many ways,Ž Dodds said. That is something that we might not be able to do if we are in different stages of memory loss and alone.Ž The workshop recognizes that people with dementia feel fear and frustration because theyre losing cognitive skills and becoming less able to cope with daily life. Spouses, family members and caregivers can help boost mood by creating music soundtracks with playlists, YouTube and streaming options. Dodds uses mobile devices daily in her work to help people with memory loss connect with memories and their families. She encourages people to become music detectivesŽ to discover music loved by dementia patients. She said individuals can play music detectives, asking older relatives or friends about tunes that the dementia-affected person most listened to, or they can research popular music played during the patients early decades of life. This workshop is giving some practical examples on how you can use a tablet to engage people,Ž Dodds said. We will talk about some of the practical situations we hope people can come and try. In the end, my hope is we can assist to make a more dementia-friendly community.Ž Cornish, who operates Palouse Dementia Care in Moscow, has a care approach called Dementia & Alzheimers Wellbeing Network (DAWN). She has written a book on the topic and offers training to families of people with Alzheimers, including Spokane-area clients. Mood management is the “rst emotional need I address, and the one I teach families “rst,Ž Cornish said. I teach mood management because when somebody has lost memory and theyve also lost rational thought, theyre not able to change their own mood. Thats how a healthy person manages mood, by remembering happier times, or remembering a way the event is limited. You might “nd that somebody is rude to you, and then you remember that person is really worried about something, so you think, it wasnt about me.Ž People also manage their own moods or get past dif“cult times by taking a break, treating themselves or realizing the moment is brief by using rational thought. But when someone has dementia, and theyve lost memory and rational thought, theyre really stuck with whatever mood theyre presented with,Ž Cornish said. It could be that because of dementia, theyre failing at a task or in conversation, so theyre frustrated. Theyre stuck with that negativity.Ž Sometimes, the person with dementia picks up the mood of a spouse or visitor. The person with dementia doesnt have a choice to rationalize why their companion might be worried, concerned, preoccupied or they seem uninterested.Ž Dodds mother has Alzheimers, and her family is spread out geographically, so they use a variety of apps for stories, music and games to help her mom stay connected. She also has held workshops called Memory 2.0 Cafe using iPads to help people with memory loss. Her work got noticed by Cohen and other professionals working with similar technology tools in care homes. She now is a partner in the company Generation Connect, which recently designed a tablet certi“cation program for Music & Memory. Were training people in Canada and the United States to be tablet-engagement certi“ed through Music & Memory,Ž when working with vulnerable populations, Dodds said. I think that we all are using our smart devices without thinking too much about how to manage them,Ž Dodds said. If Im bored or sad, I might pick it up to look at picture or listen to music, when someone with cognitive issues cant do that. If they have someone helping them, they can.Ž Dodds also has seen effective use of YouTube for patients in a care facility, because its multisensory. People can see and hear the video, and you can use captions,Ž she said. There was a woman who had been a missionary in Tonga, and she was in later stages of dementia. She was starting not to recognize her family. Staff started playing YouTube videos from Tonga, and she started speaking in Tongan. She started recognizing her family more, and also, because her family noticed the improvement, they started coming more. There is a lot we can do with our devices whether its a phone or iPad to help people who cant really recall, without a little help. Judy says it well, just because you cant recall or recount something, it doesnt mean you cant experience it.ŽMood music: Lifting spirits of dementia patientsBy TREVA LINDTHE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW TNS PHOTOJudy Cornish, left, and Debby Dodds chat about a workshop they are co-teaching on Dementia with Dignity: Using an iPad and Music to Manage MoodŽ on Jan. 10, in Spokane, Washington. 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. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 35 FEELING FIT 11 I have seen how having an animal in your life can make things much better for all concerned. Here are some reasons why. 1. A pets love never fails. No matter what, the animal that you have bonded with will always love you and remember you. Even if you cannot return that unconditional love, just knowing that it is there will make your life better. 2. Caring for something other than yourself is emotionally healthy. Giving and getting a little love, even if you have to say off the couchŽ 270 times a day, can take your mind off your troubles and help you to see whats really real. 3. It is also physically healthy. If you have a dog, you need to take it (and you) on walks. Cesar Millan says that dogs are happiest when they are walking. And its common knowledge that taking regular walks is also good for your heart and brain health. 4. An animal in your life will help ease your suffering. If you are dealing with depression, trauma, or anxiety, having a pet will make things better. The relationship is pure healing. There is even a reality show about how dogs can help Veterans dealing with PTSD and parolees trying to work their way back into society. 5. You may not think you have the energy to care for a pet. I have a friend who has been battling cancer for a decade. She got a tiny puppy about a year before it started, and that dog has, without a doubt, helped keep her alive. Even at her weakest, just having her loving pup by her side is such a comfort. 6. Yes, animals do die “rst. Or, if you move into a place that does not allow animals, you may have to give away your pet. Yes, losing your pet is very painful, but when you think about how much love this animal gave you while with you, its totally worth the pain of loss. 7. No, pets are not replaceable. Rescuing little Foxy has made things much nicer for our family, but I still miss my Mercy and think of her every day. The connection we had was heart to heart, and caring for her that last year truly changed me. 8. Just the act of petting a creature lowers your blood pressure and helps you relax. Next time you are feeling out of sorts, I recommend going to your local shelter and giving some love to an animal there. You wont have to take it home, but notice how you feel when the two of you are exchanging emotional energy. And dont be surprised if you do adopt! 9. Saving a life will make yours better. Some people prefer their new puppy to be from a pet store or bred brand new on a farm, but what about the used ones? All my animals have been rescues, and they are as sweet as can be. All of them have been young, one or two years old at most, so Ive gotten to have them for a long time. Besides, if youve ever raised a puppy, you know how hard that can be! 10. Maybe you think you dont have enough room in your heart. You may already have a family to love, and that is totally wonderful. But you may want to consider adding an animal into the mix. Im sure if you ask your family, they will agree that pets only add more love. They never take it away. If you want more love in your life, consider a pet. I know not everybody is an animal lover, but if you think you might be, dont deprive yourself of this wonderful gift to humanity.10 reasons you need a pet in your lifeBy BARTON GOLDSMITHTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE TNS PHOTOCaring for something other than yourself is emotionally healthy. Giving and getting a little love, even if you have to say o the couchŽ 270 times a day, can take your mind o your troubles and help you to see whats really real. ROCHESTER, Minn. „ Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer. Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. This research is being presented at the American College of Cardiologys 67th Annual Scienti“c Session. The risk of increased heart failure occurred as early as one year after cancer diagnosis, but continued 20 years after patients completed cancer treatment, Mayo Clinic researchers found. Overall, 1 in 10 cancer patients developed heart failure by 20 years after cancer diagnosis, they discovered. The majority of patients do not develop heart failure, but our research helps us recognize the factors associated with it and the importance of appropriate heart care following cancer treatment,Ž says Dr. Carolyn Larsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist who is the “rst author. Our research suggests that periodic cardiac imaging to monitor for heart damage may be needed for some cancer patients even if they have no signs of heart damage initially after chemotherapy. Additionally, it emphasizes that working to live a heart-healthy lifestyle is important for cancer patients and survivors to reduce the overall risk of heart disease.Ž Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, researchers retrospectively tracked heart failure cases in 900 breast cancer and lymphoma patients and 1,550 noncancer patients in Olmsted County in Minnesota from 1985 to 2010. Patients were wellmatched for age, gender and heart disease risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Researchers focused on patients who were likely prescribed a chemotherapy drug called an anthracycline, such as doxorubicin, which is known to cause heart damage in some people by changing the heart muscles DNA. Research also revealed: Cancer patients were three times as likely to develop heart failure within “ve years of their diagnosis. At 20 years after treatment, patients were still twice as likely to have been diagnosed with heart failure. About 7 out of every 100 cancer patients developed heart failure during the median follow-up of 8.5 years. Of those with cancer, patients who also were diabetic or received high doses of a type of chemotherapy called an anthracycline had an even higher risk for heart failure. We discovered that diabetes also was a strong risk factor, but we dont know what happens in the body that makes heart failure more likely in these patients,Ž says Hector Villarraga, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist who is the senior author. This discovery points to the need for further research, he says. Following treatment, breast cancer and lymphoma patients should be assessed yearly for signs and symptoms of heart failure, Larsen says. Heart failure signs and symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, feelings of weakness, swelling in the legs or abdomen, irregular heartbeat, rapid weight gain, and pressure or heaviness in the chest while lying ”at.Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and lymphoma survivorsFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TNS PHOTOPatients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer. SUPPORT GROUPSCaregivers 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.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.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.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 adno=50531025


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Merry Maids North Port branch sits on a quiet street o U.S. 41. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONOwner Sue Covington with members of the management team, Bobbie Johnson and Yinette Rios. MAKING PARADISE SPARKLE: Hiring practices at Merry MaidsFounded in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, Merry Maids has spread across the country as a successful and reliable homecleaning company. Since its inception, Merry Maids has opened over 1,000 franchises, with a handle of them being right here in Southwest Florida. Sue Covington, owner of the companys North Port branch, discusses what it really takes to be a merry maid. Question: Why do you love working here? Answer: I love working here because I love Merry Maids. Ive been in the home cleaning business for almost 31 years. Its a whole family affair, all of our of“ces have family members in management. I love it because it really “lls a number of needs people have today. When I “rst started, it seemed like home cleaning was something only the really wealthy could afford but now its very common. Its my mission to help people. Q: How did you reach your current position? A: Im the owner. Id always wanted to do a cleaning service but I didnt just want a cleaning job and I didnt know how to go about doing that. The “rst Merry Maids in Wisconsin moved into the same complex I was working in and I got to know about the company and was totally impressed. Q: What are the keys to a good hire in your business? A: The kind of people were looking for are honest people that want really good hours „ we dont work nights and weekends. We want people with energy, not someone just looking for an of“ce job. House cleaning is taxing, its hard. Q: What open positions are the most dif“cult to “ll? A: Professional cleaners. Its hard work. Its a great job but its really not for everybody. We really rely on consistency. Q: What are three important personal and technical skills? A: I would say the most important skills are attention to detail „ you have to be able to look at a home and see what needs to be cleaned or dusted „ you need a willingness to learn and the ability to be ”exible. Q: How do you prefer people apply? A: I really like to have both. I like online so that I can see what their quali“cations are but also, I like meeting people, they can get an idea of what the job really entails „ our cleaners clean about four homes a day in a team of two. Q: Where do you “nd most candidates? A: Its sort of a toss up between the newspaper and online. We do things like Indeed but not all the time because I dont like to hire people just for the season, then let them go. Q: What about the current job market makes it challenging or easy? A: I think because this is a seasonal area that makes it a challenge. You have an in”ux of work, so the people in the market for a cleaning career have a lot more choices during that time, so that depletes the pool we can pick from. Were not looking for a ton of people, either. Were just looking for a few with these natural attributes who we can train. Q: What is your strategy, as a company, to keep employees challenged, engaged and promoted? A: One of the things were doing right now is using this new program called Its an app that makes reviewing our services much easier for the customer. When you “nish a job, the team pushes a button and it sends a message to the homeowner saying that they are done and sends a message to the next customer saying that theyre on their way. With this program, the client can rate their cleaning immediately. Weve gotten a couple hundred “ve-star reviews already and our ladies are working towards a bonus. Well also do contests, other bonuses, we pay well. Its super important to keep people motivated.By KAYLA GLEASONSUN CORRESPONDENT MERRY MAIDS5400 S. Biscayne Drive, Suite E North Port,FL 34287 941-677-5770 or 941-255-5656 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Closed Owner: Sue Covington 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=719357 adno=719356


Page 38 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 CLASSIFIEDS 2 Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires. The 27-year-old got into travel nursing because she wanted to work and live in other states before settling down. She said she wished more states accepted the multistate license, which minimizes the hassles nurses face when they want to practice across state lines. It would make things a lot easier „ one license for the country and you are good to go,Ž said Bond, who recently started a job in California, which does not recognize the multistate license. The license, known as the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), was launched in 2000 to address nursing shortages and enable more nurses to practice telehealth. Under the agreement, registered nurses licensed in a participating state can practice in other NLC states without needing a separate license. They must still abide by the laws that govern nursing wherever their patients are located. About half of the states joined the original compact, which was modeled on the portability of a drivers license. Some states that declined to sign on cited a major flaw: The agreement didnt require nurses to undergo federal fingerprint criminal background checks. Last month, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing launched a new version of the NLC that requires those checks. Twentynine states have passed legislation to join the new agreement. Jim Puente, who oversees the compact for the council, said he expects even more states to sign the agreement now that criminal background checks are required. He noted that nine states have legislation pending to join. Among states participating in the new nurse licensing compact are Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Delaware, Idaho and Arizona. California does not plan to join the new compact, largely because of concern about maintaining state training and quality standards. The state, like many others, already requires nurses to undergo background checks. Washington, Oregon and Nevada are among the other states that do not accept the multistate license. Proponents of the nurse licensing agreement „ both the old and new versions „ argue that it helps fill jobs in places where there arent enough nurses and enables nurses to respond quickly to natural disasters across state lines. The nurse shortage tends to wax and wane regionally, so being able to move nurses where the needs are is really, really important,Ž said Marcia Faller, chief clinical officer at AMN Healthcare, a San Diego-based medical staffing company that employs Bond. The multistate license really helps with that mobility ... to deliver care to patients across state lines.Ž Similar cross-state agreements exist for physicians, psychologists, emergency medical technicians and physical therapists. In some states, the multistate nursing license is helpful because it streamlines the process for nurses doing case management or telehealth, said Sandra Evans, executive director of the Idaho Board of Nursing. Getting nurses to work in the rural areas of Idaho is a challenge, and hospitals often rely on telemedicine in places where the closest health care facility might be in Montana, she said. Before Idaho joined the original NLC in 2001, nurses doing telehealth or case management needed numerous licenses to work across state lines, but now they can travel virtually „ electronically or telephonically „ to help their clients,Ž she said. Joey Ridenour, executive director of the Arizona State Board of Nursing, said one of the biggest advantages of the compact for her state is that it allows authorities to share information and collaborate with other states to investigate and discipline problem nurses. We are able to take action faster,Ž she said. Opponents of the compact argue that states have different standards, course requirements and guidelines and that nurses licensed in one state may lack the necessary knowledge or experience to practice in another one. The ability to control the standards of training and quality are of some concern to us,Ž said Linda McDonald, president of United Nurses and Allied Professionals union in Rhode Island, which participated in the original NLC but hasnt signed on to the new one. We want them trained in Rhode Island. We want them licensed in Rhode Island.Ž Nurses in California have similar concerns. We really want to make sure that nurses who are entering our state and taking care of our patients are competent and qualified,Ž said Catherine Kennedy, a Sacramentoarea nurse who is secretary of the California Nurses Association. Some traveling nurses havent been, she added. Kennedy said California does not have difficulty recruiting nurses, even without the compact, because of the states relatively high salaries and strict nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Research has shown that Californias minimum nurse staffing requirements, which were the first in the nation, can reduce workloads and burnout, improve the quality of care and make it easier for hospitals to retain their nurses. Massachusetts, which has never participated in the nurse licensing compact, requires nurses licensed there to take courses on treating victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, said Judith Pare, director of the division of nurses for the Massachusetts Nurses Association. If the state allowed out-of-state nurses to practice in Massachusetts without getting a license there, they wouldnt necessarily have that training, she noted. Bond, the traveling nurse, said additional courses dont make her more qualified to do her job. Across the board, wherever you go to nursing school, everybody comes out with a similar experience,Ž said Bond, who works at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. Then most of the training you are going to do is on the job.Ž Jenn Stormes works as a nurse and formally cares for her 18-year-old son, who has a severe seizure disorder and developmental disabilities. Stormes is licensed in Colorado, which participates in the multistate compact. She has been able to use that license in some states. But she has also had to get several individual licenses so she can continue serving as her sons nurse in other states where the family travels for medical care. Stormes estimated she has spent about $2,000 on licenses. It took me over a year to get all these licenses,Ž she said. I had to prove to every state the same education, the same experience, the same fingerprints. I think it is a duplication of efforts and is a waste of everybodys time and money.ŽNew multistate license aims to reduce red tape for traveling nursesBy ANNA GORMANKAISER HEALTH NEWS PHOTO PROVIDED TNS PHOTOStephen Wittstadt peels potatoes at Sams Caterbury Cafe. Stephen and other disabled young adults on the autism spectrum are trained to do dierent jobs at the cafe. Michael Myers, right, is the owner of Sams Canterbury Cafe. He founded the cafe as a place to employee his son Sam and other young adults on the autism spectrum. He works with the organization Itineris, which focuses on job training and other skills to work toward more independence.BALTIMORE „ With its bustling kitchen, the warm oranges and grays on the walls and the scent of cappuccino in the air, Sams Canterbury Cafe has the look and feel of any other coffee shop. But the discreet signs positioned on each table at the North Baltimore cafe give away the difference: Our service team includes six adults on the autism spectrum. We invite you to get to know them.Ž Sam Myers weaves his way through the dining room tables to bus dishes and stock shelves. Myers, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who is on the spectrum, goes about his responsibilities with precision and exacting detail. When he started at the cozy cafe, he worked only 15 minutes at a time. As he became more comfortable with the work, he began to add minutes. He now works up to two and a half hours. That accommodation is necessary in Myers case to give him the chance to master different tasks „ but few workplaces would offer it. Thats why his father opened the cafe. Like other parents of adult children with autism and other developmental disabilities, Michael and Jennifer Myers had long anguished over how to forge a path for their son after he left school and many support services went away. A generation ago, parents of children with disabilities pushed for protections in the school system. Todays parents are pressing to integrate their children into jobs in health care, retail and information technology. They are part of a burgeoning national movement, increasingly encouraged by state and federal government policies, to get more people with developmental disabilities into the workplace. Some are pioneering their own solutions. We werent willing to leave it to chance,Ž said Michael Myers, who employs about 15 people at Sams Canterbury Cafe. He chose a location in the quiet Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood where their coffee shop would draw regulars, rather than tourists, and he made sure the walls were painted soothing colors. Our hope for Sam has always been and always will be for him to continue to grow and progress, so that he can live as independent and ful“lling a life as possible.Ž The number of adults with disabilities who are employed in the general workforce is growing, but the population still suffers high rates Parents are creating employment opportunities for adult children with autismBy YVONNE WENGERTHE BALTIMORE SUNAUTISM | 11 adno=719358


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Dont m iss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING 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 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 POOL HOME. TOTALLYRENOVATED! 1,458 SF., NEWTILETHROUGHOUT, ALLOPEN& AIRY. LOTSOFPRIVACY. $245,900. ELLENMCCARTHY, 941-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR Classified=Sales 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. 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Page 42 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 CLASSIFIEDS 6 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 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2 FOR SALE BY OWNERLowest price Burnt Store Isles Waterfront HouseSolar heated pool, Dock/lift, Vacant, Super street $449,000 732-666-8566 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 ROTONDA 3/2/2 Waterfront home with large fenced in yard. Furniture and Appliances included. By Owner $189,900 941-662-6250 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 COASTAL CAPE HAZE LUXURY CONDO STUNNING2B/2BA W/OVERSIZEDPRIVGARAGE,SUPER-SIZEPRIVSTORAGE ROOM& FULLLAUNDRY. TOTALLYREFURBISHED! ALLNEWSTAINLESSAPPLI-ANCES, WATERHEATER, ALL NEWTROPICALFURNITURE&ACCESSORIES. TURNKEY READYTOTHELASTDETAIL. EVERYWHEREYOULOOKISNEW! GATED, POOL, SPA,TENNIS& PICKLEBALL, CLUBHOUSE& LOTSMORE. ACTQUICKLY, ONLY$169,900. 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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 NORTH PORT Lakeside Plantation. Maintenance Free Villa. 2BR/2BA/2CG. Resort Style Liv ing! $154,900. 716-381-4683 N O RTH S H O RE CO ND O AT KINGSWAY2bd/2ba Unit 106, excellent condition, fully furnished Please call for deatails 603-753-2527 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 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE HERITAGE OAK PARK, BEAUTIFULGATEDCOMMUNITY. 1024SF, 2/2 SCREENED, TILEDLANAI. OPENFLOORPLAN. FRESHLYPAINTED. WELLMAIN-TAINED. RARELYAVAILABLE1STFLOORLAKEVIEW! CONVENIENTCOVEREDPARKING. ALLAMENITIES. FULLTIMESOCIALDIRECTOR. BUILTIN2004. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 E/N/C Page 43 CLASSIFIEDS 7 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNECTIONis now meeting for lunch at the Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy, the first Tuesday of each month. Call Chris at 941-6610373 for more info. COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Gumm at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte GATEWAY WORSHIP PRAYER & HEALING ROOMS If you need healing, we want to pray with you! Our prayer teams are available to minister to you every Thursday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. For information call 863-832-4418 5377 Dunkin Rd., Punta Gorda 33982 Jesus Still Heals Today! Lut h eran C h urc h o f t h e Cross 2300 Luther Rd., Deep Creek Bible Study Thursdays 10-11:30 and Sundays @ 9 AM Questions and/or Info (941) 627-6060 NEW S EA SO N FULL GOS PEL MINISTRIES Meet Every Wednesday at 6:30 Held at 3320 Loveland Blvd Port Charlotte, Fl (Held at Board of Realtors Building same side as Visani's Restaurant) Food and Refreshments being served plus live Christian Music..Come and be a part of our celebration!! Everyone welcome! For more info call Anna Soloduk 941-286-5506 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! 3070 BURIAL LOTS/CRYPTS C EMETERY L O T S 1 f or Veteran or National Guard Service person and 1 for spouse in V enice Memorial Gardens. Gar den of Honor, Center Rd Venice Fl $1000 Call 941-484-3857 3090 LOST & FOUND F O UND KEY S at the Peace River Civic Center Yard Sale on Sat. 3/3. 239-671-3968 F O UND KEY S at yardsale last Saturday 3/3 6103 Shearwater Dr. in Englewood FOUND : CAT Bl ac k & w hi te, Very friendly Found between Rosemary & Tourington in Port Charlotte. Please call if you lost this lovely cat 248-505-9390 L OS T KEY S : Black remote with pink cylinder. 616-558-7858 3091 ARTS CLASSES Beginning watercolor classes with award winning artist Robert Broyles at North Port Hobby Lobby. Private lessons also avail Call 941-875-8163 3095 EXERCISE CLASSES G ULF CO A S T A C UPUN C TURE 151 Center Rd. 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BEDROOMSETLIKEBRANDNEW, WOMENS GOLFCLUBS, 5PCSCHINASET,FROMPIER1, NEVERBEEN USED727-492-7079 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS 1 0 C UP BRITAPIT C HER, White, 6 new (boxed) filters All / $28 941-276-1881 A B S TRA C T C ANVA S S ailboat painting SQ 52Ž Org. $199+tx for $100, OBO 651-491-7549 BATH S AM O AŽ bath ( bamboo motif, dark wicker access) New! 8 items $55 941-276-1881 BATH STOOL B at h stoo l goo d shape $50 614-570-4410 BED BOX spr i ng a dj usta bl e metal frame & pine head board $30 941-214-8188 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 CAKE PANS Wil ton 5 6X6 8X8, 10X10, 11X11, & 12X12. Square $40 941-255-1832 C ANI S TER S ET 3 pcs.Ž snacks, goodies, treatsŽ. new $25 941-235-2203 C ANI S TER S ET 4 new black ceramic. Tight lids. PERFECT STORAGE! $12 941-258-2016 C ARPET C LEANER Bissel car pet cleaner used two times clean plus upholstery brush $75 941-391-4707 CO MMER C IAL CO FFEE maker New 45cup, Mr Coffee, model CBTU45 $45 941-697-2420 C R OC K P O T 4 quart electric, new $10 941-255-1832 DEEP FRYER S unbeam Fry Right 6 cup capacity, like new $20 941-624-3091 DINETTE TABLE wood counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 DOOR BEAUTIFUL sta i ne d glass door $500; VICTORIAN MARBLE TABLES $250/ea 941-380-7224 ELE C TRI C BLANKET Q ueen size. Dual controls. Blue. $35 941-456-7211 ELECTRIC HEATER reta il $59 new $25, OBO 941-423-8243 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER beautiful cherry wood. $100, OBO 941-875-1519 FL OO R LAMP S 6  bronze 3 way bulb exc. cond. $40 941-585-8149 FRAMED MIRR O R 2 5.5Ž x 29.5Ž gold leaf frame 4.5Ž wide. $22 941-575-7793 FUT O N Q UEEN S IZE, W OO D FRAME W/MATTRESS EX CONDITION $300 561-284-6127 H O T WATER Tank Rudd 4 0 Gallon works fine, $50, OBO 614-570-4410 KENMORE RANGE HOOD 3 speed fan, high/night light, Energy Star. 7 1/4 high, 12 1/4 deep, 30 wide. $50 757-593-6257 KIN G BED S PREAD & 6 drapes 7 pillows,tropical green & brown. $65 941-255-1832 KIT C HEN C L OC K stainless steel with knives, forks, spoons, new $8 941-255-1832 LU GG A G E heavy cloth, 28x18x11, blk $42 941-426-1088 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 METAL FILE C a bi net 2 d rawer, beige, excellent condition. $15 941-276-1881 METAL FILE C ABINET 2 drawer, beige, excellent condition. $15 941-276-1881 MIRR O R S Beveled edge, 2 pieces each 4Ž wide x 52Ž long, new. $10 941-575-7793 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. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. OIL PAINTING must see 42ŽX54Ž mint w/great frame! Bargain! $195 941-639-1517 PATI O & Window Drapes 1 08 Ž & 95Ž pleated beige-white lining Exc cond $125 941-575-1942 PI C TURE BEAUTIFUL Hibiscus theme 44Ž sq. framed w/glass $45 216-410-6397 PORTABLE BED s i ng l e, i n cabinet,rolls around $40 941-347-7136 REFRID G E WHITE sbyside door ice problem works great $195, OBO 941-268-7571 S ANITAIRE C ANI S TER Vacuum Includes all attachents! $75, OBO 941-539-7468 S EWIN G MA C HINE Vintage singer 211 $300 941-2760752 S HARK V1 3 1 0 Upright Vacuum Works fine! Washable HEPA Fil ter $75, OBO 941-539-7468 S ILV PLATE f latware 6 sets,ŽCrown SilverplateŽ Radiance $30, OBO 941-624-2105 STORAGE BOXES S ter li te 18 gallon (3) $10 941-347-7136 TABLE LAMP S X 2 C eramic Pel ican Floridian 24Ž H beige / brown X2 $55 941-766-8236 TABLE LANAI 2 CHAIRS BAM BOO 43X24X32 GLASS TOP NEW $100 513-608-9418 THERM OS TAT by White Rodgers Model#1F86-344 $8, OBO 941-624-2105 T O A S TER C UI S INART 4-Wide S lice White-Stainless,4 cyles $25 941-681-2433 TV TABLES X5 w i t h stan d f or 4 one extra $25 941-766-8236 W ATER FILTER S -RV 2 .5Ž x 1 .25ŽID x 10ŽL, Reg $16 for $10, OBO 651-491-7549 WHEAT GRASS J u i cer M ast i cating, non-heat, electric. Used once. $100 941-625-5145 W HITE WI C KER TWIN HB/FRM MT/BS DB/DR NS HI/BY Mir $495 941-408-7535 W IND O W AIR C onditioner Sharp Comfort Touch. 3 speed cool, 1 speed fan only. Timer. Temp control. Energy Saver mode. 13 3/4 high, 19 3/4 wide, slide side curtain. $150 757-593-6257 6031 HOLIDAYITEMS C RY S TAL C LEAR f lower, milky center 18pc, serves 8 $140, OBO 941-627-5300 CRYSTAL CUT g l ass 23 pc, serves 6 $180, OBO 941-627 5300 6035 FURNITURE ACC ENT C HAIR S Brown, G old, White Xlent condition $150 941-276-5756 BAKER S RA C K LIKE NEW. DARK METAL W/GLASS SHELVES. $75 941-475-1873 BAR S T OO L rattan, swivels, padded seat. picture O/L $20 586-436-0076 BAR S T OO L S High back, wood almost new several for sale $25, OBO 941-286-0850 BAR S T OO L S(2) + 30 Ž table frame wrought iron set like new $175 941-307-9211 BD S ET Q ueen 5 pc set, armoire, dresser,2 stands, bed. excel. $500 716-830-5066 BED DESK COMBO 4000 nn Bed rack furniture like new $100, OBO 941-423-7845 BED FRAME S( 4 ) steel on casters adjustable twin full queen size each $35 941-275-5837 BED mattress, spring,aand metal frame. Queen $200 941-764-7852 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 6035 FURNITURE BED KING SIZE W/headboard solid. attractive med pecan color,must to see call $350 941-539-0626 BEDR OO M S ET Dresser w/m, high boy & 2 night stands $250, OBO 941-426-6645 CHINA CLOSET li g h t woo d 63Žx 80Ž $200 941-883-4497 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $50 941-257-5500 CO FFEE AND 2 End Tables Glass tops, White with Dolphins. $349 914-391-2156 CO FFEE TABLE Natural Rattan 4x19.5Ž Glass top/lower shelf exc cond $40 941-276-1881 CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $20, OBO 941-202-3437 COMBO DINING CARD an d craps table with drink/chip hold ers $140 614-378-3515 COUCH ARMCHAIR d en i m blue slip covers & detachable cushions $250 941-275-5837 CO U C H BEI G E, Leather, Like Brand New $500 941-627-0186 CO U C H, f abric abstract beige design 88X36X32 delivery avail able $275 941-202-3437 DE S K METALFRAME grey/blk 30x36x20Ž top blue butterfly design $15 941-258-2016 DINETTE S ET hand-painted all wood 24Ž tabletop & 2 chairs firm $150 941-275-5837 DININ G R OO M S ET 54Ž Rnd. Glass Tbl, Wood Base, 6 Chairs, & Hutch. $500. 941-505-9792 DININ G R OO M S et Basset Table with 3 leaves & pads; 6 chairs; glass top hutch. $400 518-538-0600 DININ G R OO M table white octagon with 6 chairs. Near Boca Royal. $50 941-475-1658 DININ G S ET 54Ž glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $225 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET Table w/6 off White upholstered chrs. $300 941-883-4497 DININ G TABLE O val, pedestal style, white cashew, w/4 chairs $450, OBO 941-426-6645 DNIN G RM S ET 1 0 pcs, 6 5Ž Pedestal tble, 6chrs upholstered ex wood $450 941-460-6361 ELE C TRI C LIFT C HAIR brown, good condition $225 941-426-1105 END TABLE solid wd med brn 26wx20h octagon/shelf/wheels EXC $45 941-474-3194 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER $50, OBO 941-661-7158 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER b eautiful cherry wood $100, OBO 941-875-1519 FL OO R PLANTER, polished brass, legs, 8.25Ž dia x 8.25Ž high $10 941-575-7793 F O LDIN G P O RTABLE Table, 4 HD Plastic Indoor/outdoor $30 651-491-7549 HEADB O ARD & DRE SS ER Twin size, Light Wood. $100 941-257-5500 HUMMEL LI G HT-UP C HUR C H never displayed, boxed,mint bar gain! $20 941-639-1517 HUTCH H an d P a i nte d B am b oo Design 6H,14ŽD,42Žw,light $75 941-681-2433 HUT C H O LDMAHOGANYW/GLASS DOOR$300. BOOKCASE W/4 GLASS DRS, OAK. $100. CORNERSHELF W LIGHT, OAK$50 941-639-5801 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN SET 2 CHAIRS 43X24X32 BAMBOO GLASS TOP NEW $100 513-608-9418 KIT C HEN S NA C K Bar S tools (2) very nice w/ swivel padded seat. $90 586-436-0076 LIVIN G R OO M chair multi col ors, excel. call for photo. $55 716-830-5066 LOVE SEATS matc hi ng pa i r blue 64X37X31 detachable cushions $125 941-275-5837 MATTRE SS MEM O RY F O AM 8Ž twin size+springbox+frame $150 941-307-9211 MATTRE SS Q UEEN & B O X. Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MIDC ENTURY THEATER seats 4 mid-century fold-up theater seats $50 614-378-3515 MIRR O R THI C K gold gilded frame 38Žx 62Ž $300 941-883-4497 PATIO FURNITURE f our c h a i rs and 42 inch glass top table $495, OBO 630-606-9300 PATI O FURNITURE two lounge chairs with small glass top table $225, OBO 630-606-9300 PATI O S ET 4 8 Ž table, 4 so f trock chairs w/cushions. Like new. $120 941-830-8183 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 S E C TI O NAL 5pc. All leather paid 5k sell. $475 941-629-0144 S ERVER/DRY BAR FL O RIDA STYLE BAMBO STYLE HAND Painted $50 941-681-2433 S HELVIN G UNIT RATTAN 72X36X12 OFF WHITE RECON DITIONED $60 941-202-3696 6035 FURNITURE SOFA SECTIONAL (Italian), Gray linen blend, 3 yrs old, gently used, high quality. Additional furniture available. $950 314-791-6105 S T OO L S (2) RATTAN LIKE NEW for both $60 941-412-5781 TABLE 20W x 40L x 28H so lid wood use as kitchen cart or desk $20 941-474-3194 TABLE 30 ŽX 3 1Ž (f olds ) 4 colorful songbirds decorate top $65, OBO 941-624-0364 TABLE DETACHABLE FOR StresslessŽ ConsulŽ chair. $70, OBO 941-624-2105 TOY/STORAGE CHEST woo d mid 1950s 27L 20w 19h/hinge top VGC $30 941-474-3194 TV ARMOIRE Whi te oa k ca bi ne t 36X72. Good condition Deep Creek $25 941-662-6207 TV CO N SO LE 4 8 Ž.storage w/glass doors.dark wood $85 941-235-2203 WOO D C HE S T 3 x1 8 wood.blk.hinges.ex.cond $45 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS HP FLAT 22 inŽ 6 mon. old used very little exc. $45, OBO 941-697-9485 S -4 S MART Phone For S prin t Network Plus R850 $70, OBO 941-276-5756 S PEAKER S 2 Klipsch all weather speakers. $50 941 627-6023 TURNTABLE Akai ARB110 perfect $95 941-496-9252 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO C AN O N PIXMAM G3 5 00 Printer Works Great $25, OBO 941-681-2433 PI O NEER S TERE O with cd,cas sette, turntable and bose speak ers $200 931-636-4525 S TERE O FL OO R standing 2500 watts Samsung stereo bluetooth capable $250 941 391-4707 TV 32 Emerson with remote and antenna $75, OBO 941-661-7158 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 TV STAND F o ldi ng 3 s h e lf 16x42x21 Built in USB charger $100 941-613-2854 XTREME VIEW S AT Satlight receiver $30, OBO 941-575-0690 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT ALUMINUM CASE pa dd e d for IPAD/laptop $20 941-347-7136 HP 22 in. led screen 6 mon. old used very little exc. $45, OBO 941-697-9485 HP INK # 74 & 75 #74in pkg 2 used 1 day. Printer broke $25 941-429-0681 KEYBOARD/MOUSE HP new black $6 941-697-9485 PRINTER Fax, copy, scan, HP 2 620. Blk #61 ink $25 941-766-8236 TURBOTAX DELUXE 2017 Fed, state, efile. New in factor y sealed box $25 586-436-0076 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES BRIDAL GO WN f rom UK Ivor y skirt and bustier stunning $165, OBO 941-268-7571 LEATHER COAT w / b e l t an d z i p in liner. Ladies size 8P. $80, OBO 941-766-7373 LEATHER JA C KET med brown leather jacket $50, OBO 941-661-7158 S P O RT S CO AT S MANY T O CHOOSE FROMMed to Large $5 941-445-5619 TAP S H O E S Ultratone Leos black, good condition $49, OBO 941-627-5300 UNIQUE LADIES PURSE RED HAT STYLE, with purple boa trim. $20 or Will take Best offer! also DRESS Calvin Klien Womans Elegant white size Small $25/obo 941330-6546 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1913 GENERAL ELECTRIC OAKWALLTELEPHONE$295 941-268-5067 1 9 14 RE CO RD Nora Bayes We Take Our Hats Off To You Mr. Wilson $150 941-258-0512 1918 SHEET M us i c Mi c k ey Ž for Mabel Normand silent movie MickeyŽ $30 941-258-0512 1 92 5 P OS TER John G ilber t silent Flesh And The Devil (seen on TCM) $50 941-258-0512 2 ANNALEE M O BILITEE D O LL S Bunnykid & Elf both for $25 or ea $15 941-939-1517 6 1- 62 O HI O S tate basketball press book (Lucas, Havlicek, Knight) $100 941-258-0512 ALWAY S BUYIN G ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 A NTI Q UE DI S HE S Dogwood Pattern, 39 Pieces $275, OBO 941-456-7211


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(941)380-7224 CO IN S R O LL wheat pennies 1940s fine collector $15 941-214-8188 CO LLE C T O R PLATE Wedgwood Bone China Old London ViewsŽ $40 941-258-0512 ELEPHANT COLLECTION X 5 4-5Ž long $40 941-766-8236 EN G LI S H C HINA S et S t.Regis setting for 12, 95 pcs $150, OBO 941-426-6645 G LA SS VA S E S (2) empire. cobalt blue. 29Žh. pilgrim $300 941-235-2203 LEGOS HARRY POTTER 4841 COMPLETE SET $125 941-391-6090 LI C EN S E PLATE S vintage singles & pairs NY,TX,Me starting @ five $5 941-214-8188 LI O NEL TRAIN S ET CO A S TAL LTD 027 GAUGE. COMPLETE $100 941-391-6090 LP S 45 S rock, blues, soul 60 s 70 starting @ dollar $1 941-214-8188 LP S C LA SS I C vinyl 33 s 7 0 80 soul,rock starting @ dollar $1 941-214-8188 NJ DU PRINT 1 990 S tate Chairmans Print 412/500 $250 941-743-5886 NY DU PRINT C oming o f Montezuma 348/1400 $175 941-743-5886 R OC KER civil war era. Good cond.for age. $125, OBO 941-235-2203 R O NALD REA G AN medal o f merit task force medal w/orig case $20 941-639-1517 V INTA G E S TET SO N Tan. S ize 6 7/8. Made by American Hat Co. $25 941-456-7211 W EN G ER S WI SS ARMY KNIFE authentic GOLF PRO„NEW! $25 941-639-1517 6090 MUSICAL A MPLIFIER FENDER C hamp ion 40 Amp, New, $125 941888-2277 A MPLIFIER PEAVEY Backstage Plus, good working condition. $70, OBO 716-523-0463 A MPLIFIER PEAVEY BANDIT 65 Amp, 65 watts vg cond. $50 941-888-2277 BANJ O LIN S S S tewart Mandolin Banjo, excellent player, new skin $299 716-523-0463 DRUM S EVAN S 5 piece good shape $250, OBO 941-423-8243 ELECTRONIC TECHNIC ORGAN Model SX-F100, Mint, extras $2250. 941-380-7224 FENDER ELE C T. 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Visit NO TEXT PLEASE 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS A B R O LLER-PLU S As S een OnTV Orig $90 Manual & Workout routine $25 941-276-1881 EXER C I S E BIKE Monark S tationary bike, everything works like new (resistance, gauges). $110, OBO 941-979-9560 EXERCISE BIKE w /R es i stance Nice $65 951-268-8951 EXER C I S E E Q UIPMENT Teeter incline board as seen on tv new all instructions included $175 941-391-4707 HAND WEIGHTS 12 PIECE WEIGHT SET 5LB TO 15 LB. $40 941-255-1832 MASSEGE CUSHION Dr.Scholls massage & Heat $25, OBO 941-575-0690 RECUMBENT CYCLE N or di c Track Audio Rider R400. $150 941-875-6279 RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE SCHWINN W/ELECTRONICS Like New $90 941-268-8951 STATIONARY BIKE P rosport Magnetic Resistance $25 941268-5067 6130 SPORTING GOODS BALLROOM SHOES 7 1/2 Suede bottom, gold w/ strap $25 941-627-5300 BOAT LIFE JACKETS 4 ADULT 1 YOUTH + CARRYING CASE $25 941-391-6211 BOW PARKER mag 2 r h bow & acc. hard case ex cond $200 941-286-3826 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 HORSE SADDLE CIRCLE Y & HEAD GEAR LEATHER $425 941-391-6090 KAYAK RACKS U n i versa l rac k s that fit crossbars $100, OBO 941-412-6900 LOCKBACK GERBER poc k et knifes 650/ 400/ sheaths $65 941-697-9485 NY METS j ac k et NEW s i ze l g. $30 863-494-5918 6130 SPORTING GOODS POOL TABLE CONNELY M o d e l KAYENTA, with all accessories, $350, OBO 941-235-1839 PRIN C E PR O TR Tennis racket, used,4 3/8. $25 941-697-2420 S P O RT S E Q UIPMENT New left hand glove, bat,size 10 spikes, bat bag. $75 315-651-2951 S WIM B O ARD S 2 boards, like new, support adult or child. $15 941-575-7793 TAYLOR MADE M an  s M2 Driver flex shaft. Like new $200, OBO 941-697-1950 TENNI S RA C KET vintage Yonex Alu. made in Japan w/cover $15 941-214-8188 W IL SO N PR O FILE TENNI S Racket $25 941-473-4828 6131FIREARMS CVA 50 Cal. BP w/Nikon 3x9 Scope. Includes Case & Ammo. $250. obo (941)-661-3930 ENFIELD MK-5 Jungle C arbine 1945 $450; Winchester Early Model 94 w/options. Cal. 32 WS $850; Winchester Made 1873 cal. 32 WCF $1500. (941)-743-5886 N O TI C E: S eller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. REM VARMITER 700 in 223 Thumbhole Sock. 6.5 to 20 x 50 A.O. Scope. $1,000. Call for Info (941)-624-4244 REMINGTON 700-BDL 30-06 Very Good w/ Scope. $675. (941)-445-4338 S I G 938 226 1 9 11, S I G 22 S & W shield M&P9C CZP09 FNF NS H & K USP P30 P 2000 941-830-8641 6133 HUNTING & FISHING SUPPLIES FI S HIN G R O D MIT C HELL 8,8-17LB,1/4 to 2 oz. $18, OBO 941-624-2105 6135 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES BI C Y C LE BRAND new, very nice, easy to ride, comfortable! $90 941-524-1025 BI C Y C LE C ARRIER f or 2 bikes $27 941-426-1088 BI C Y C LE W O MAN S Electra Townie 21 speed, perfect condition, white $350 941-743-0649 BIKE 2 WHEEL Expensive Bike Many features and gears $95 941-580-4460 BIKE 2 WHEEL Expensive Bike Many features and gears $95 941-580-4460 BIKE Adult. Nice selection o f quality great riding bikes each only $50 941-474-1776 BIKE NEXT M ens 26Ž NICE $65 941-999-1690 BIKES ADULT $35 $50 941-421-2704 ELECTRIC BIKES (2) b y E xtreme scooter, exc. cond. $500 941-460-3836 FOLDING BICYCLE P eugeot $45 941-268-5067 GIRLS BIKE 26Ž P ac ifi c $25 941-268-5067 MTN BIKE R oss F orce O ne $150, OBO 941-575-4270 PANAMA JACK M ens 26Ž cruiser NICE Look good in the hood $70 941-474-1776 TRICYCLE Ad u l t 3 w h ee l bike, brand new, still in box! $275 941-524-1025 6138 TOYS/GAMES R/C HELICOPTER 4f t no a i r time great! $125, OBO 941423-8243 6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO PROJECTION SCREEN B ye Dalite 40x40 w/metel stand like new in box $45 941-214-8188 6145 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES **SPAS & MORE** Over 40 Spas to choose from. We take trades! We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 POOL 15X3 Ri ng P oo l ,pump, ladder, chemicals, includes all $175 941-626-3265 6160 LAWN & GARDEN CHAIN SAW C ra f tsman 3 7 18Ž bar w/ chain guard runs g ood $75 941-214-8188 6160 LAWN & GARDEN C u ddl e up b y t h e fi re Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 ELECTRIC TRIMMER f or bushes/shrubs, works fine $15 941-347-7136 FERTILIZER 50 LB b ags, P rofessional 8-0-10 plants, 16-0-8 grass $30 each 941-257-5500 FERTILIZER S PREADER New! Scotts 3000 $15 651-491-7549 JOHN DEERE 42Ž mower d ec k John Deere 42Ž Mower Deck new spindles blades and belt $300 802-272-8549 MOWER RIDER S NAPPER. $325 (941)763-4818 PATI O C HAIR S and lounger Plastic olive green, AL, 2 chairs, moving $50 941-766-8236 PATI O L O VE S EAT Iron Taupe Decorative $110 941-624-0364 W ELL PUMP/TANK S hallow OBO $150 585-590-1609 6161OUTDOOR LIVING C AN O PY S WIN G like new red cousins with black frame $150 603-289-5510 DININ G S ET PATI O 4 2 X4 2 X 2 7 fiberglass table 4 cushioned chairs $100 941-275-5837 LANIA TABLE 2 C HAIR S BAM BOO 43X24X32 GLASS COM PACT $100 513-608-9418 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. 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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. PRE OWNED RECYCLED CATS Look like new! Awesome declawed female orange Manx still waiting for new home. Cute black and white kitten and DIVAŽ white cats. Call the Cat Peddler, 941-270-2430. 6233 DOGS 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. AKC Y or k y ma l e 16 wee k s TOP 2 shots HC vet checked $1,000 firm. Potty trained black white & tan Arcadia 863-990-7626 6235 LIVESTOCK CHICKENS FOR SALE Treemendous Tree Nursery 6068 Ruff St., North Port Open Tues-Sat 9-2:30 941-468-4372FL-6444A 6236 PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES AQUARIUM STAND S o lid top. 49x13x29. Cherry. 2 doors. 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KEN MORE $75 941-391-6090 MI C R O WAVE S UNBEAM White .7cuft Like new $25 941 613-2854 MICROWAVE WHIRLPOOL $25941-473-4828 REFRID G ERAT O R dishwasher tidy white sbyside $295, OBO 941-268-7571 REFRI G ERAT O R SS S ide b y side, ice/water in door $295. (941)763-4818 S T O VE CO MMER C IAL, f rom PC restaurant. Good condition. $500 941-764-8198 S T O VE WHIRLP OO L white, sel f clean. Everything works. $50, OBO 941-249-5343 WA S HER & DRYER white top load, $325. (941)763-4818 deliver y avail. W IND O W A C Frigidaire 5 000 btu $50 941-421-2704 6260 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 RED SO X tickets Mar. 1 6 Minn.parking inc. nite game $70 941-460-8385 20 G AL metal trash can W/cover used for pet food $5, OBO 314-609-1540 $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 AIR FILTERS 5 10X10X1Ž NEW $5 941-627-6780 AMERICAN FLAG 5 x 9 5 never flown-great shape-cotton $30 941-445-5619 BOAT EQUIPMENTSET 4 LIFE JACKETS 2 BIG FISHING NETS $25 941-391-6377 CAR PICTURES o ld an d rare 462 perfect cond. $35 941-496-9252 C AR GO MAT f or 20 1 2 prius Weathertech gray like new $75, OBO 941-575-4270 COFFEE POT El ec F ar b erware $22 941-496-9252 COMPRESSOR MAXI MYST hardly used-works good-blue $10 941-445-5619


Page 46 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 CLASSIFIEDS 10 6260 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CONFEDERATE FLAG never flown-3x5 great shape $15 941-445-5619 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 FLAG POLE 2 pc di sp l ay i n d oor $50 941-575-4270 FOLDING LADDER compact 6ft folds RV NEUER USED $45 941-391-6377 LIFTMASTER 973 LM G arage Door Remotes 2 Car; 1 Wall $20 941-624-3091 METAL SHELVINGU n i t H eavy duty, 6 shelves, 7Hx36ŽWx12ŽD $10 941-766-7545 PICTURE FRAMES 15 sma ll various sizes $3 941-585-8149 PLUMBING SUPPLIES valves,pipes,toilet parts,etc. $20 941-585-8149 POUNDER PROPANE CYLIDER HOSE ADAPTER NEVER USED $40 941-391-6377 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! RAY S TI C KET S 4 YANKEE BOX Seats Face Value Parking $118 847-274-3149 RAYS VS NYY SUN 3/25 4 TKTS FULL SHADE $50 EACH $50 941-276-1354 RAYS VS RED SOX 3/21 4 TKTS BEHIND HOME PLATE $50 EACH $50 941-276-1354 RAYS VS TIGERS SUN 3/18 4 TKTS SEC 204 FULL SHADE $50 EACH $50 941-276-1354 RECORD COLLECTION includes album covers 5 0 cents each. Entire collection. 941-496-9252 RECORDS 45 RPM hundreds at $1.00 each 941-496-9252 RED SOX VS TWINS RARE FRI NITE GAME 3/16 2 TKTS $50 EACH $50 941-276-1354 ROCKPORT DRESS s h oe d ar k brown new size 11 m $12 941-697-9485 S EAT CO VER S G ray f leece f its 2012 Prius $85 941-575-4270 SPARETIRE SONATA & trunk tools New fits 2015-17 $100 941-676-0437 TABLE W/ CHAIRS 5 FT TABLE 6 FT TABLE 8 CHAIRS $45 941-391-6377 TRUCK RACK NEW/N ever used, Black powder coated 2Ž tubing $125 863-494-5918 VT CHEESE $8 poun d 2 year cheddar $8 941-249-8344 6265 FREE MERCHANDISE 2 SOFAS 3 cus hi ons w id e Good Condition!! 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SILVER, 105KMI.855 280 4707DLR 7050 CHRYSLER 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING $3,500.obo LX, V6, Red Conv. W ell Maintained & New Tires! Only 85K Miles! 941-220-7364 7070 FORD 20 15 F O RD EXPL O RER $26,950. INGOT SILVER, 9,228 MI 855-481-2060 DLR 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. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. 2018 CARGO CRAFT 8.5X24 CAR HAULER ONLY $5,750.00 Ready for immediate delivery MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2014 FORD FOCUS 5 D OOR HATCHBACK, 29KMILESMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2007 FORD TAURUS SEL 6 cyl, Lether, Nice Car! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7080 JEEP 2014 JEEP WRANGLER LTD $33,977.WHITE CLEARCOAT 35K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 JEEP COMPAS LATITUDE MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7100 MERCURY 2000 MERCURY COUGAR $200 OBO, V6,red sports car! leather int. 941-306-9988 7135 SATURN USED SATURN CARS & SUVs Starting at $1,800 & Up. Saturn Parts Available. Pro Power Auto Sales941-627-8822 7145 ACURA 2008 ACURA MDX $15,990. BLACK, AWD, 66K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 ACURA MDX $16,990. SILVER, 67K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7147 AUDI 20 11 AUDI Q 5 20 T $15,990.BLACK, 67K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 AUDI Q 7 $25,477. DAYTONA GRAY, 73K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 7148 BMW 2008 BMW 328 I $8,990. WHITE, 81K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 6 BMW X1 $29,911. SILVER, NAV, 2,872 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7160 HONDA 2015 HONDA CRV $16,911. SILVER, EX, 46K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $25,987 TAFFETA WHITE, 37K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $25,997 OBSIDIAN BLUE, 39K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 17 H O NDA C R-V $26,477 RED PEARL, EX, 4,388MI 8 55-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA CR V $26,877 MODERN STEEL, 44K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $26,950 ALABASTER SILVER, 28K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $26,987 ALABASTER SILVER, 21K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2017 HONDA CR V $27,477 LUNAR SILVER, EX-L, 5,825MI 8 55-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $28,477 WHITE DIAMOND, 39K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $28,977 LUNAR SILVER,EX-L 51K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $29,477 WHITE PEARL,EX-L 48K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $29,787 BLACK PEARL, 58KMI855 481 2060DLR 7160 HONDA 20 17 H O NDA PIL O T $30,950 WHITE PEARL, EX, 2,670MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA PILOT $30,950 BLACK PEARL, EX-L, 31KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 2017 HONDA PILOT $33,950 BLACK PEARL, EX-L, 7,832MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2017 HONDA PILOT $43,950 LUNARSILVER, ELITE, 5,716MI 85 5-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA ACCORD EX 95KMIMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2007 HONDA ACCORD EX-LSELLINGINVENTORY, CLOSINGBUSINESSMAKE OFFER.941-626-7682dlr 7163 HYUNDAI 2014 HYUNDAI SANTA FE $16,990. BROWN, SPORT, 61K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING SE 27K MI MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2006 HYUNDAI SO NATA 6 cyl, sunroof, 74K, good con dition $4,995 941-221-1511 7178 LEXUS 2010 LEXUS HS 250H $12,990 BLUE, 70K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 LEXUS RX 450H $16,990. SILVER, NAV, 88K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS CT 200H $23,990. RED, CERT, 6,859 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 $25,990. BLACK, CERT, 34K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 LEXUS IS 250 $27,990 BLACK, CERT, NAV F 37K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 LEXUS IS 250C $27,990. GRAY, CERT, NAV, 45K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS GS 350 $28,950 ULTRA WHITE, 55K MI. 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 LEXUS GS 200T $30,911. SILVER, CERT, NAV, 16K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS RX 350 $33,990. SATIN, NAV, CERT, 26K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 LEXUS IS 250C $33,990. BLACK, CERT, NAV, 33K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS RX 450H $36,990. RED, NAV, CERT, 27K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS GS 350 $36,990 SILVER, CERT, NAV F 24K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS ES 350 $37,990. WHITE, CERT, NAV, 7,911K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2007 LEXUS ES350, EXCCOND, SELLINGINVENTORY, CLOSINGBUSINESSMAKE OFFER.941-626-7682dlr 7190 MERCEDES 2016 MERCEDES GLC300C $35,911. WHITE, NAV, 17K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7200 NISSAN 2004 NISSAN 350Z $7,950 OBO,Roadster Convertible, Call for Photos 941-214-0531 2008 NISSAN VERSA SL 4DR. SEDAN62KMIMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7205 SPORTS CARS 2006 SSR CONVERTIBLE SPORT TRUCK. 6 speed manual. 400 hp LS2 Vette motor. Classy. $25,900. 239 284 7884 7206 SAAB 1999 SAAB 9-3 $1,950 SE 5 speed Turbo. One owner. Always garaged. New serpentine drive belt and O2 sensors. 160K miles. Black beauty. Looks and runs great. 267-307-1194 7210 TOYOTA 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY LE EXTRA CLEAN $6995 MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2010 TOYOTA YARIS $7,000 Low Miles! 1 Owner. 4 Dr. Hatchback. 941-486-5410 20 1 2 T O Y O TA RAV4 $13,990. BROWN, 22KMI.855 280 4707DLR 7210 TOYOTA 2008 TOYOTA SOLAR A SPORT $8,49567K Mi. New Convertible Top.Excellent Condition. Runs Great! 941-286-6689 2008 TOYOTA CAMRY $15,990. GRAY, CONV., 30K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 TOYOTA VENZA $18,990. WHITE, NAV, LTD, 51K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA TACOMA $24,990. WHITE, TRD, 29K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 TOYOTA AVALON $25,990. SATIN, LTD, 20K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7250 ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES 1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE $6,700 Conv., 59K Original Mi. Original Car! 305-393-4464 FORD MODEL T PARTS & literature nice selection $100 must see 941-474-1776 FORD HC BOOK Sh op Th eory from Henry Ford Trade School NICE !! $35 941-474-1776 7260 AUTOS WANTED BEST $$ FOR JUNKERS 7 Days, FAST PICKUP941-286-3122, 623-5550 CASHFOR ALL TRUCKS & CARS ANY COND RUNNING OR NOT. (352)-342-7037 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 W E BUY CARS & PICK UPS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 7270 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES 1994 DODGE 3/4 TON $500Not Running but Complete. 941-629-0818 7290 VANS 2000 DODGE GR. CARAVAN $1,500167K Miles. Original Owner. **SOLD 1st DAY** 2018 HONDA ODYSSEY $41,950 TOURING, STEEL, 7,075 MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 DODGE G ran d C aravan W HEELCHAIR Van, 10Ž lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 2009 G M C A C ADIA 3rd row seat, EXTRA CLEAN! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2006 D O D G E G RAND C ARAVAN SXT 86K MILES MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7300 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 $2900. OBORuns Great! V6, Cold A/C, Alum. Ladder Rack, Auto. 155K Mi. 941-380-2026 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 LTZ $6,500 4x4, V-71, Runs Ex 941-539-2644 2006 D O D G E RAM $8 900 1500, V-8, 95k miles, Excellent cond. 941-257-8592 20 1 0 C HEVR O LET S ILVERA DO $21,000 obo, One Owner, Crew Cab, Extremely Low Miles 54K, Loaded, Excel lent Condition. 941-460-8170 20 14 F O RD F-15 0 $28,377. RACE RED, 37K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 C HEVY CO L O RAD O $30,477. BLACK, 4WD Z71, 20K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 FORD F 150 $31,897. CARIBOU METALLIC, 7,659 MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 C HEVY S ILVERAD O 3500HD $35,987. WHITE, 20K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 T O Y O TA 4-RUNNER $37,990. BLACK, LTD, 37KMI.855 280 4707DLR 7305 SPORT UTILITY/ VEHICLES 2010 GMC ACADIA $17 500 SLT II, 58K miles, 1 owner. 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Another 177,000 were not working despite in many cases an ability and willingness to work. Advocates say the need to expand opportunities is growing more urgent. Over the next decade, an estimated 500,000 teens nationwide who have been diagnosed with some form of autism will age out of their schools, and lose access to the support services they provide. Thousands of them will be in Maryland. State and federal policymakers are beginning to respond. Between now and 2020, Maryland will stop allowing employers to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. The state has developed an employment-“rst strategy to guide agencies to increase the number of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities working in competitive jobs. It includes steps such as providing training and technical assistance to schools so they can help young people move from high school to jobs. Marylands Developmental Disabilities Administration serves about 25,000 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities each year. It helps them “nd jobs, teaches life skills „ money management, cooking dinner, taking a public bus to work „ and troubleshoots problems in the workplace. Waiting for services are another 5,300 people who cant live on their own without help. The U.S. Department of Labor has created rules aimed at disrupting the school-to-segregated workshop pipeline by pressuring states to ensure students with disabilities are leaving schools ready to work and to provide targeted employment. Some parents say their children are too vulnerable to be working in the general population, or require constant therapeutic support. And companies concerned about the bottom line worry that hiring people with disabilities „ who might require accommodations „ may cost them time and money. The Arc Baltimore trains clients to prepare surgical trays at hospitals, to work on janitorial and landscaping crews and to perform other marketable tasks. Joanna Falcone, director of competitive employment for The Arc Baltimore, says people with autism and other disabilities have much to offer employers. Falcone says parents starting businesses to employ their children show that policies and perceptions have not yet caught up with reality. Still, advocates say, the community is seeing a radical shift. Employers are becoming more aware of the potential of people on the spectrum, technology is advancing, and the workers themselves are demanding equal pay and opportunities. Were getting dramatically better at helping people understand the different skills and abilities,Ž said Leslie Long, a vice president of Autism Speaks. Autism „ a developmental disability that is caused by a mix of genetic and environmental factors „ presents as a range of conditions, including repetitive behaviors and challenges with social skills and communication. About a third of people with autism do not speak (some of these communicate without words). About a third have IQs of 70 and lower. Diagnoses of autism have more than doubled in the last 15 years, largely because awareness has increased. As a little boy, Sam Myers struggled with speech. He sometimes struggled to remember speci“c words, or shape his mouth to form the right sounds. As an adult, he is resistant to change, his father says, but he managed to try out an assortment of positions „ working in a computer lab, a bookstore, an of“ce and in dining services „ through a program that allows people with autism to sample different jobs. He thrived working with food and people, so his parents decided opening a cafe was the best “t. Michael Myers grandfather founded London Fog. His father was the companys president. Myers did not have any experience in restaurants. He chose to start one because it best matched his sons abilities and interests.AUTISMFROM PAGE 2 Individuals change jobs for many reasons, including greater professional satisfaction, money or a change of location. The “nancial experts at The Balance say that people change jobs more frequently than many people may think, noting todays average worker changes jobs 12 times during his or her career. It is not uncommon for workers to change careers several times in a lifetime. The notion that the job a person starts out in directly after graduation is the one that he or she will have for the rest of his or her life „ or at the very least, several years „ is no longer the norm. Many younger workers migrate between jobs for greater compensation and ful“llment. Older workers, too, are faced with career stagnation. A survey from the University of Phoenix School of Business found 59 percent of working adults say theyre interested in taking the leap of a midlife career change. Once the idea for a career change has been planted in a persons mind, he or she may be anxious to jump right in. However, career coaches and other experts say that it is better to take the transition slowly and con“rm that changing careers is truly the path to take. Finding the right time for the transition is equally important. These steps can help professionals as they decide if the time is right to change careers. € Research the job market. Look into the industries for the “eld you are considering. Is it the right time for success in this “eld? Industries tend to ebb and ”ow. Do not leave a job only to “nd the next career has few, if any, openings. Job growth projections are available through resources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. € Assess your likes and dislikes. Another area of consideration is what you like to do. Leaving a job may be based around “nding a career that caters to your interests. Make a list of the types of careers you “nd appealing. To get help, take a career assessment quiz online. € Dont choose a career based on salary alone. Monster. com says that being “nancially strategic when choosing a new career is important, but shouldnt be the only factor. Your personal values, experience and other factors such as family should weigh heavily into your decision as well. € Use your network. The notion that its not what you know, but who you knowŽ has some truth to it. Successful job-seekers continually expand their professional contacts. This is achieved by going to informational interviews, attending trade association meetings and reviewing trade publications. Target people who work at the companies where you see yourself, so you can get the inside track about job openings. € Get new skills. Learn which skills you have that are transferrable to a new career and which ones you may need to acquire. Take a course or two or sign up for training seminars. Dont immediately assume you need to return to school before investigating other, less costly avenues. Changing jobs and careers takes effort, but the results can be worth it in the long run. Advice for a successful career changeMETRO CREATIVE Changing jobs can be a dif“cult decision to make, especially later in ones career. In many ways, landing a new job is more challenging than ever thanks to the technology-driven society in which people live. Information is shared faster than ever, and applying for jobs isnt the same as it might have been as recently as a decade ago. One thing that has evolved is the resume. Although creating a powerful resume has always been a challenge, writing „ or modifying one „ for todays digital world requires some insider tips. The following tips can help improve a resume when the time comes to move on to a new job.Focus on your accomplishmentsRather than focusing on job responsibilities at each job you held, gear the resume around what you achieved in each position. This will help identify how you performed in the position, instead of just a general retelling of what you did. Rather than state that you were responsible for providing customer service, explain that you built your reputation on conveying dif“cult technical terms to the layperson, serving as the go-to employee for translating job jargon for outside correspondence. If you have quantitative proof of how you accomplished something, certainly add it. Aim for the futureRather than emphasize what you did, highlight what you plan to do. This means giving greater weight to the expertise that will translate into your new position. Chances are you can “nd skills that you honed in one or more jobs that translate into credentials that can be used on another. All of the skills mentioned should be relevant to your career objective and not just added to pad the resume. Therefore, unless your brief stint waiting tables exempli“es how you developed customer service skills, eliminate it.Choose the right keywordsIts important to optimize a resume for digital scanning, which has become a major component of the employment sector. This includes using the correct keywords and phrasing so that your resume will get ”agged.Ž Take your cue from the job advertisements themselves and mimic the verbiage used. Replace the lingo accordingly, tailoring it to each job you apply for. Also, consult the about usŽ area of a prospective employers website. This area may offer clues about buzz words for the industry.Set yourself apartEngage in activities that can improve your marketability. Be sure to list training, coursework, degree, or volunteer efforts that pertain directly to the skills needed for the job to which youre applying. These additions can tip the scales in your favor over another applicant. Resumes continue to evolve, and it is crucial for applicants „ especially established workers „ to familiarize themselves with the changes and market themselves accordingly.4 ways established professionals can improve their resumeMETRO CREATIVE adno=718738


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The News Wire Sunday, March 11, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER GUNMAN IN VETERAN CENTER KILLINGS WAS EXPATIENTSee page 3. WASHINGTON „ Hawaiis food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he “rst heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash bene“ts with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. This will wreak havoc on the states,Ž said Pankaj Bhanot, who serves as director of Hawaiis Department of Human Services and is in charge of administering the states Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to roughly 165,000 residents scattered across a series of islands. SNAP administrators across the country shared Bhanots reservations about Americas Harvest Box,Ž pitched by USDA of“cials as a way to cut costs and improve ef“ciency. Administrators say their programs already are ef“cient, allowing recipients to purchase whatever foods they want directly from retailers, which bene“ts families, retailers and local economies. The proposal, unveiled last month in the Trump administrations 2019 budget, is part of an effort to reduce the cost of the SNAP program by roughly $213 billion over a 10-year period. Brandon Lipps, administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at USDA, said the idea was partially inspired by rapidly changing models for how people get their groceries. The USDA last year launched a pilot program that allows SNAP recipients to order provisions online using their EBT, or Electronic Bene“t Transfer, cards, which function like debit cards but can only be used to purchase groceries. He said in an interview that it was designed to streamline the process of getting healthy food into the hands of those who need it most. State administrators, he said, would be responsible for “guring out how to package and distribute the boxes themselves. But SNAP administrators say the proposal is riddled with holes. Bhanot had a broad list of SEATTLE „ Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nations gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system „ and they have a poor track record in doing so. Some of the nations most horri“c mass shootings have revealed major holes in the database reporting system, including massacres at Virginia Tech in 2007 and at a Texas church last year. Despite the failures, many states still arent meeting key benchmarks with their background check reporting that enable them to receive federal grants similar to whats being proposed in the current legislation. Its a completely haphazard system „ sometimes it works; sometimes it doesnt,Ž said Georgetown University law professor Larry Gostin. In theory, the FBIs background check database, tapped by gun dealers during a sale, should have a de“nitive list of people who are prohibited from having guns „ people who have been convicted of crimes, committed to mental institutions, received dishonorable discharges or are addicted to drugs. But in practice, the database is incomplete. Its up to local police, sheriffs of“ces, the military, federal and state courts, Indian tribes and in some places, hospitals and treatment providers, to send criminal or mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, but some dont always do so, or may not send them in a timely fashion. Some agencies dont know what to send; states often lack funds needed to ensure someone handles the data; no system of audits exists to “nd out whos not reporting; and some states lack the political will to set up a functioning and ef“cient reporting process, experts said. The system is riddled with opportunities for human error,Ž said Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A proposal in Congress seeks to establish a structured system for federal agencies to send Debate stirs over Americas Harvest Box, food benefit planGun background check system riddled with flawsBy JULIET LINDERMANASSOCIATED PRESSBy MARTHA BELLISLEASSOCIATED PRESS GUN | 5 FOOD | 5 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Feb. 26, 2018, le photo, Carl Lewis in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis customers pay with benets from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the governments proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. CHINATOPIX VIA APIn this March 26, 2016 photo, people look at a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai. BEIJING „ The day Chinas ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule inde“nitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldnt sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of unchecked one-man rule that ended in catastrophe. History is regressing badly,Ž Ma thundered in his post. As a Chinese of conscience, I cannot stay silent!Ž Censors silenced him anyway, swiftly wiping his post from the internet. As Chinas rubber-stamp legislature prepares to approve constitutional changes abolishing term limits for the president on Sunday, signs of dissent and biting satire have been all but snuffed out. The sti”ing censorship leaves intellectuals, young white-collar workers and retired veterans of past political campaigns using roundabout ways to voice their concerns. For many, its a foreshadowing of greater political repression ahead. The result has been a surreal political atmosphere laced with fear, confusion, and even moments of dark comedy that undermines the picture of swelling popular support for the measure being peddled relentlessly by state media. Theres a lot of fear,Ž said Ma, who writes under the pen name Old Ghost. People know that Xis about to become the emperor, so they dont dare cross his path. Most people are just watching, observing.Ž Once passed, the constitutional amendment would upend a system enacted by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to the bloody excesses of a lifelong dictatorship typi“ed by Mao Zedongs chaotic 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. Party media say the proposed amendment is Critics silenced as China moves to end Xi term limitsBy GERRY SHIH and YANAN WANGASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev chose Reykjavik, Iceland. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin huddled at Yalta. Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev will always have Paris. So where should President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet up for the “rst face-to-face talks between a U.S. and North Korean president? The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea is one possibility. Sweden has offered to help. And theres always neutral Geneva, Switzerland. Someplace in Asia perhaps „ such as Beijing „ hasnt been ruled out. Nor, for that matter, has a ship in international waters. The question crackled through diplomatic and government circles Friday, one day after a South Korean of“cial announced in the dark on a White House driveway that the two heads of state who had threatened mutual obliteration for months would take a meeting. Its not clear what location is suitable for leaders who have sniped at each other „ Little Rocket ManŽ vs. senile dotardŽ „ in nerve-rattling Twitter exchanges Search is on for the best summit site for Trump, KimBy LAURIE KELLMANASSOCIATED PRESS CHINA | 6 SUMMIT | 5 AP FILE PHOTOThis combination of two le photos show U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. AP PHOTOSeen here in this Friday photo, is Chinese President Xi Jinping. AP FILE PHOTOIn this Jan. 16, 2013, le photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springeld, Ill.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Cloudy with a shower lateHIGH 81 LOW 6840% chance of rain 45% chance of rainA couple of morning showers78 / 5080% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREAfter a cloudy start, sunshine returns71 / 465% chance of rain TUESDAYNice with abundant sunshine71 / 425% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPleasant with plenty of sunshine75 / 525% chance of rain FRIDAYNice with plenty of sunshine70 / 450% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 1 4 4 2 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 470-50 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 VENICE667081847976Air 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 0.02Ž Normal month to date 1.04Ž Year to date 2.66Ž Normal year to date 5.27Ž Record 2.34Ž (1986) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.01Ž Normal month to date 1.15Ž Year to date 1.65Ž Normal year to date 5.83Ž Record 2.34Ž (2011) High/Low 77/43 Normal High/Low 80/57 Record High 89 (2015) Record Low 42 (1996) High/Low 76/49 High/Low 75/48 Normal High/Low 76/57 Record High 86 (2015) Record Low 40 (1957)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. 0.02 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 2.66 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 73 61 t 67 44 s Bradenton 78 68 t 74 52 t Clearwater 78 68 c 72 54 pc Coral Springs 82 71 pc 84 57 t Daytona Beach 77 64 t 73 45 sh Fort Lauderdale 81 71 pc 82 57 t Fort Myers 83 70 pc 78 51 sh Gainesville 80 60 c 71 39 sh Jacksonville 79 61 c 69 39 pc Key Largo 80 73 t 80 61 t Key West 81 73 t 81 62 pc Lakeland 79 66 c 75 47 t Melbourne 80 67 pc 79 50 sh Miami 82 72 pc 82 55 t Naples 82 70 t 79 52 sh Ocala 80 61 c 71 39 sh Okeechobee 80 65 pc 80 50 sh Orlando 81 65 c 76 46 t Panama City 75 57 t 64 43 s Pensacola 75 52 t 61 42 s Pompano Beach 81 71 pc 82 54 t St. Augustine 74 62 c 68 44 sh St. Petersburg 80 68 c 74 52 r Sarasota 79 68 pc 74 49 t Tallahassee 76 56 t 65 38 s Tampa 79 69 c 73 50 pc Vero Beach 80 64 pc 79 51 sh West Palm Beach 81 69 pc 81 54 sh 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 2:50p 6:55a 11:16p 5:32p Mon. 3:08p 7:50a --7:02p Today 1:27p 5:11a 9:53p 3:48p Mon. 1:45p 6:06a 11:08p 5:18p Today 9:27p 4:03a ----Mon. 12:18p 4:53a 10:23p 3:30p Today 3:22p 7:24a 11:48p 6:01p Mon. 3:40p 8:19a --7:31p Today 11:42a 3:50a 8:08p 2:27p Mon. 12:00p 4:45a 9:23p 3:57p SSW 6-12 1-2 Light SSE 7-14 1-3 LightFt. Myers 83/70 part cldy all day Punta Gorda 82/68 part cldy all day Sarasota 79/68 part cldy all day 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. 2018New Mar 17 First Mar 24 Full Mar 31 Last Apr 8 Today 3:42 a.m. 2:37 p.m. Monday 4:29 a.m. 3:27 p.m. Today 7:42 a.m. 7:35 p.m. Monday 7:41 a.m. 7:35 p.m. Today 1:56a 8:08a 2:20p 8:32p Mon. 2:39a 8:51a 3:03p 9:15p Tue. 3:22a 9:34a 3:46p 9:58p Monterrey 94/57 Chihuahua 76/42 Los Angeles 68/59 Washington 50/33 New York 45/33 Miami 82/72 Atlanta 60/43 Detroit 41/25 Houston 75/47 Kansas City 44/28 Chicago 41/28 Minneapolis 40/23 El Paso 58/42 Denver 51/22 Billings 40/24 San Francisco 69/55 Seattle 61/43 Toronto 38/21 Montreal 37/23 Winnipeg 29/13 Ottawa 35/23 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: 03/11/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 45 30 sn 55 35 pc Anchorage 30 13 i 31 21 pc Atlanta 60 43 r 53 35 pc Baltimore 47 28 pc 44 28 c Billings 40 24 s 45 27 s Birmingham 66 40 r 55 34 s Boise 58 35 s 63 42 s Boston 47 29 s 42 31 s Buffalo 34 21 pc 33 22 c Burlington, VT 38 25 c 39 26 c Charleston, WV 51 29 pc 46 26 pc Charlotte 49 40 r 48 32 r Chicago 41 28 pc 43 27 pc Cincinnati 47 26 pc 45 27 pc Cleveland 36 24 s 37 27 sn Columbia, SC 61 48 r 52 35 sh Columbus, OH 44 24 pc 42 25 pc Concord, NH 43 16 pc 42 22 pc Dallas 65 42 pc 60 41 pc Denver 51 22 s 55 23 c Des Moines 42 26 sf 45 25 pc Detroit 41 25 s 40 27 sf Duluth 39 19 c 35 14 s Fairbanks 26 5 pc 29 9 pc Fargo 33 12 pc 33 8 pc Hartford 43 23 s 42 27 s Helena 40 19 s 45 22 s Honolulu 78 69 c 78 70 c Houston 75 47 c 65 44 pc Indianapolis 45 25 pc 43 25 pc Jackson, MS 69 38 t 58 35 s Kansas City 44 28 c 49 25 pc Knoxville 54 37 r 50 30 sn Las Vegas 68 54 c 72 56 pc Los Angeles 68 59 c 71 58 pc Louisville 51 30 c 49 29 pc Memphis 59 37 r 54 34 s Milwaukee 40 28 pc 41 27 pc Minneapolis 40 23 c 39 21 s Montgomery 69 48 t 59 36 s Nashville 59 36 r 55 32 s New Orleans 76 49 t 62 46 pc New York City 45 33 s 42 33 c Norfolk, VA 46 38 c 39 33 r Oklahoma City 54 33 pc 55 34 pc Omaha 41 25 c 46 22 pc Philadelphia 46 29 s 43 27 c Phoenix 78 59 c 82 63 s Pittsburgh 41 23 s 42 27 pc Portland, ME 43 26 pc 41 27 pc Portland, OR 67 46 s 69 49 pc Providence 47 28 s 46 30 s Raleigh 46 35 r 37 28 sn Salt Lake City 57 38 c 62 41 pc St. Louis 39 29 sn 45 26 s San Antonio 71 47 pc 66 45 pc San Diego 70 59 c 71 59 pc San Francisco 69 55 pc 67 55 c Seattle 61 43 s 67 49 pc Washington, DC 50 33 pc 44 31 c Amsterdam 56 44 r 56 41 t Baghdad 76 51 s 78 55 s Beijing 51 31 s 63 40 s Berlin 61 42 c 53 42 r Buenos Aires 79 51 s 82 58 s Cairo 74 55 s 77 58 s Calgary 36 17 s 41 17 s Cancun 87 73 s 87 70 sh Dublin 50 40 sh 49 32 pc Edmonton 33 12 s 32 16 s Halifax 38 29 pc 38 27 c Kiev 38 32 pc 41 36 r London 55 46 t 52 42 t Madrid 51 44 t 54 43 sh Mexico City 83 54 s 80 53 pc Montreal 37 23 c 37 26 c Ottawa 35 23 pc 36 25 c Paris 62 47 t 54 42 t Regina 27 3 s 26 5 pc Rio de Janeiro 86 74 pc 88 74 s Rome 63 49 t 59 47 t St. Johns 33 26 c 32 27 sn San Juan 86 75 s 86 74 s Sydney 80 64 s 79 68 pc Tokyo 57 44 pc 56 47 s Toronto 38 21 pc 35 25 c Vancouver 51 39 s 56 42 pc Winnipeg 29 13 pc 28 -1 sHigh ....................... 89 at Dryden, TXLow ............................ -16 at Ely, MN(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)66As of March 11, 1911, Tamarack, Calif., had the greatest snow depth ever observed in the United States -471 inches. Q: On what day did the blizzard of 1888 reach its peak fury?A: March 12. 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 81/68 81/68 82/68 82/69 81/67 80/66 81/67 81/67 81/67 79/69 78/68 78/71 78/69 83/70 80/68 82/68 82/69 82/68 81/69 80/66 81/66 80/67 80/67 80/68 80/67 76/69 78/69 78/68 81/67 79/68 77/69 79/66 79/68 78/68 77/71 81/70 81/70 80/69 FINANCIAL / WEATHER Dear Mr. Berko: My brother, who does well in the stock market, told me to buy 100 shares of MasterCard. He thinks that President Donald Trumps economic policies and infrastructure spending will grow corporate earnings and give more people jobs and many people higher-paying jobs. He says that these people will spend their money rather than save it. We both believe that the American consumer is born to spend. Please advise. „ JA, Indianapolis Dear JA: I think your brother is right as light! Way back in 1966, before marijuana became legal in the Western states, a group of banks formed the InterBank Card Association. And in 1968, when the movie Planet of the ApesŽ was released, this association changed its name to MasterCard. In 2006, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and HSBC took MasterCard (MA-$178) public at $39 a share. And in December 2014, just before Russia annexed Crimea, MA had a 10-for1 split. Back in 2007, a stockbroker with whom I occasionally exchange ideas told me to buy MA, which was trading at $46 a share. I wasnt comfortable with his analysis. I was convinced that consumers had maxed out their personal debt (credit car ds, small-loan companies, cars, student loans), because in 2007, they owed a record $10.6 trillion. And that year, the gross domestic product was $14.4 trillion. Those were staggering numbers, and I couldnt imagine that consumer debt would stagger higher. Well, it did stagger higher. Ten years later, consumer debt had risen to $13.8 trillion, a $3.2 trillion increase, while the GDP had risen to $19 trillion, an increase of $4.6 trillion. I “gured that the “t had to hit the shan sooner or later. That 30 percent increase in consumer debt between 2007 and 2017, without an equal increase in consumer income, gave me agita. I should have bought the darn stock! During the past 10 years, MAs revenues have grown by 350 percent. Cash ”ow has increased by 550 percent. Share earnings have boomed by 625 percent. And the dividend, though its still cheeseparing, has grown from a nickel to a dollar a share. MA is a global leader in electronic payments and has become the processor, franchisor and adviser to over 25,000 “nancial institutions in support of their credit, debit and other payment plans. Today MA licenses or franchises its credit card brands (MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus) to customers all over the planet, with the exception of North Korea. Im told that Visa (V-$124.71) has a better chance of success in North Korea than MA. This year, with the help of 12,000 mostly happy employees, MasterCard expects to increase revenues from $12.2 billion to $13.9 billion. That certainly aint chopped liver. And with impressive net pro“t margins of 38.1 percent, management expects to report earnings in 2018 of $5.08 a share (up from $4.45 in 2017), with an increase in its miserly dividend to $1.10. Too many American consumers are drunk on debt. And as long as they can make monthly payments, it appears that American consumers are still willing to take on more debt. Americans would own kangaroos as pets if they could be bought for $100 down and $50 a month. As employment continues to improve, as the economy continues to pick up steam, as corporate billions come in from overseas, as corporate America continues to improve earnings and grow dividends and as Trumps economic in itiatives gain traction, consumers borrowing appetite will push MAs revenues, earnings and dividends nicely higher during the coming four years. By 2021, MAs revenues could improve by 40 percent, to $18.5 billion. Earnings could improve by 43 percent, to $7.10 a share. And the dividend could run up 25 percent, to $1.27. And best of all, MAs net pro“t margins will probably improve to 40 percent. However, since December 2015 „ when MA was trading in only the mid-$80s „ insiders, of“cers and directors have been selling the stock as the shares have been running up. I wonder why, because Credit Suisse, Argus Research, Market Edge, Zacks, KeyBank, Piper Jaffray, Morgan Stanley and others have buyŽ rankings on MA. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ MasterCard and Consumer Debt Malcolm Berko Turnbull says US set to grant Australia tariff exemptionSYDNEY (AP) „ The U.S. appears set to grant Australia an exemption from its new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports following discussions between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Trump this week exempted Canada and Mexico from the duties „ 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum „ and said US allies would have 15 days to negotiate possible exemptions. After a telephone call with Turnbull, Trump tweeted late Friday: Working very quickly on a security agreement so we dont have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!Ž Turnbull went a step further, telling reporters Saturday: I was very pleased the president was able to con“rm that he would not have to impose tariffs on Australian steel and aluminum.Ž FINANCIAL NEWS BRIEF


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 Page 3 NATION YOUNTVILLE, Calif. „ Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman. He was identi“ed as Albert Wong, 36, a former Army ri”eman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. Investigators were still trying to determine when and why Wong killed two executives and a psychologist at The Pathway Home, a nonpro“t post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in the Napa Valley wine country region. It was far too early to say if they were chosen at randomŽ because investigators had not yet determined a motive, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs said. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered ”ags ”own at half-staff at the capitol in memory of the victims. They were identi“ed as The Pathway Home Executive Director Christine Loeber, 48; Clinical Director Jennifer Golick, 42; and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. A family friend told The Associated Press that Gonzales was seven months pregnant. These brave women were accomplished professionals who dedicated their careers to serving our nations veterans, working closely with those in the greatest need of attention after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan,Ž The Pathway Home said in a statement. Golicks father-in-law, Bob Golick, said in an interview she had recently expelled Wong from the program. The Pathway Home is located on the sprawling campus of the veterans center, which cares for about 1,000 elderly and disabled vets. It is the largest veterans home in the nation, according to the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Wong went to the campus about 53 miles north of San Francisco on Friday morning, slipping into a going-away party for some employees of The Pathway Home. Larry Kamer told The Associated Press that his wife, Devereaux Smith, called him to say that the gunman had entered the room quietly, letting some people leave while taking others hostage. Golick called her husband, Mark, to say that she had been taken hostage by the former soldier, her father-in-law said. Mark Golick didnt hear from her again. A Napa Valley sheriffs deputy exchanged gunshots with the hostage-taker at about 10:30 a.m. but after that nothing was heard from Wong or his hostages despite daylong efforts to contact him, authorities said. Army veteran and resident Bob Sloan, 73, was working at the homes TV station when a co-worker came in and said he had heard four gunshots coming from The Pathway Home. Sloan sent alerts for residents to stay put. A group of about 80 students who were on the homes grounds were safely evacuated after being locked down, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said. The teens from Justin-Siena High School were at a theater rehearsing a play. They were a distance away from the shooting situation,Ž Robertson said. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning: We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation in Yountville and mourn the loss of three incredible women who cared for our Veterans.Ž The bodies of Wong and the women were found at about 6 p.m. While authorities had the building under siege for about eight hours, they didnt enter it. Wongs rental car was later found nearby. A bomb-snif“ng dog alerted authorities to something on the car but the only thing found was a cellphone, authorities said. Yvette Bennett, a wound-care supply worker who supplies the veterans center, was turned back when she tried to deliver what she called urgently needed medical supplies for two patients inside. Of all the medical institutions she has worked with, this is the most placid, calm, serene place,Ž she said. Earlier this week, when she last visited, she asked a doctor, Whats your magic here?Ž And then 48 hours later this happens,Ž Bennett said.Gunman in veteran center killings was ex-patientBy ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JANIE HARASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSPeople walk to the information center at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif., on Friday. Fernando Juarez, 36, of Napa, center, embraces his 22-year-old sister Vanessa Flores, right, at the Veterans Home of California on Friday in Yountville, Calif. An air ambulance helicopter stages on the Vintners Golf Club driving range near the entrance to the Veterans Home of California, seen in background, in Yountville, Calif., on Friday. WASHINGTON „ The Justice Department has proposed to ban bump stocks, devices that modify semi-automatic ri”es to allow them to be “red more rapidly, making good on a promise by President Donald Trump after last months massacre at a Florida high school. The agency submitted its proposal to the Of“ce and Management and Budget, it said in a press release Saturday. The ban would be achieved by clarifying the de“nition of machine gunŽ under U.S. law. President Trump is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety and security of every American and he has directed us to propose a regulation addressing bump stocks,Ž Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in the statement. The proposal comes as the gun-control debate continues to rage after the Feb. 14 assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. That shooting ignited new calls for restrictions on guns, especially AR-15-style ri”es like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida school. The attacler in that shooting didnt use a bump stock, although the sniper in a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October used such a device in an attack that killed more than 50 concert-goers. Trump signed an order Feb. 20 directing the Justice Department to make the change, which the OMB must approve before its published and opened to public comments. The Justice Departments proposal came the day after the National Ri”e Association sued Florida over legislation that bars people under 21 years old from buying “rearms, hours after Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law Friday. Efforts to address gun violence and school safety through legislation have been piling up in the U.S. Senate since the Parkland shooting, but there are no plans to vote on them. Most of them are modest measures because of the NRAs opposition.Justice Department proposes to ban bump stocksBy ROS KRASNYBLOOMBERG NEWS Republican Dean Heller files for re-election to US SenateLAS VEGAS (AP) „ Nevada Republican Dean Heller has “led to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, formally setting the stage for one of the countrys highest pro“le Senate races in the midterm elections. Heller is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for re-election in the Senate this year. His seat is the only one up for grabs in a state carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton when President Donald Trump won in 2016. Heller “led in Las Vegas on Friday, four days after “rst-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen formally “led to run for his seat. Rosen announced her candidacy for Hellers seat last July. Las Vegas Republican Danny Tarkanian also plans to challenge Heller in the GOP primary in June.Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved for redevelopmentRENO, Nev. (AP) „ A developer wants to relocate two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role in the citys emergence in the 1930s as the Divorce Capital of the World.Ž Of“cials for Jacobs Entertainment Inc. say they want to preserve the homes on the National Register of Historic Places, so theyre seeking permits to move them instead of resorting to the wrecking ball. Built in 1875, the Nystrom Guest House served as a divorce boarding house during a time when divorce-seekers ”ocked to Nevada from around the U.S. because of its lax residency requirements. More than 32,000 divorces were granted in Washoe County from 1929 to 1939, a time when the county seat, Reno, had a population of 18,000.Hawaii woman charged in sexual assaults of Japanese studentHONOLULU (AP) „ Authorities say a woman who recruited international students for programs in Hawaii has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student. An Oahu grand jury on Thursday indicted 36-yearold Rika Shimizu on “ve counts of second-degree sexual assault and four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. Authorities say Shimizu operated a boarding home for Japanese students who were attending school in Honolulu. Authorities say she assaulted a boarder beginning in October and lasting until February while the boy was bedridden from an injury. Honolulu police arrested Shimizu on Tuesday after the boy reported the assaults. Her bail was set at $600,000. State Public Defender Jack Tonaki, whose of“ce represented Shimizu on Thursday, declined to comment Friday when reached by The Associated Press.Reward posted for Picasso print taken from Milwaukee galleryMILWAUKEE (AP) „ Milwaukee police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of stolen artwork by Pablo Picasso. The original 1949 print was stolen last month from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. It is worth up to an estimated $50,000. Picasso did only 30 of the prints and signed each with a green crayon in the lower right corner. Anyone with information about the theft or the etching is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department or FBI.Airport police find gun in bag, suspect rapper Juelz SantanaNEWARK, N.J. (AP) „ Airport police are searching for rapper Juelz Santana after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identi“cation at Newark Liberty International Airport. A law enforcement of“cial said Saturday that Port Authority Police Department detectives are searching for the New York City-born rapper, who lives in New Jersey. Authorities on Friday evening found a loaded .38-caliber handgun along with an ID for Santana, whose real name is LaRon James. The of“cial wasnt authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because no arrests have been made. Representatives for Santana havent returned a message seeking comment. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says agents noticed the “rearm in the bag passing through an X-ray at a security checkpoint. Thats when authorities say the suspect took off running.2 men charged with vandalizing Islamic center apologizeMURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) „ Two men charged with damaging and defacing an Islamic center in Tennessee have apologized to the congregation. Thomas Gibbs and Charles Stout III were indicted on federal charges in September. They are accused of damaging and defacing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and placing bacon around an entrance in July. The Daily News Journal reports the men apologized to more than 200 members Friday. Stout said he was very, very sorryŽ and that he could imagine the disappointment and the hurt and the fear I caused.Ž Gibbs called his actions dumb, foolish and immature.Ž After the service, numerous men approached the men with open arms and smiles. The centers board issued a statement saying we will forgive them for their behavior.Ž Gibbs and Stout are facing trial. NATION NEWS BRIEFS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 NATION STHELENAACTSONSPAMS TEATIMESLOVATOARTOO INTHOUGHTASMUCHGODNO FUTONSBONMOTLABATT FRISTSINSOMESMALLWAY SEPAVONSEANENG EMITWEEPGRAMM RABIDSINGOFOMISSION PARENCATDOORGENRE STINGINTHESHOWERCALI HAZEFEYRANTWAS ATOZSTRINGOPERATIONS WANESCOYNESSHORDE STARINGQUARTETKENDO STOLIHOOKHIPS AMCLENAPEDICOG STARTINGDAGGERSASANA AEROBEDREAMYANIMAS BALOOSTARTLINGLINEUP ESIGNOHMAMANOISETTE RENEEY ESYESEASTWOODANSWERS to crosswordBribery case puts spotlight on Cuomo, who could escape glareALBANY, N.Y. (AP) „ The federal bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting a spotlight on the Democratic governors administration. But observers say it may have little impact on Cuomos political ambitions. The governor is running for a third term this fall and is considered a potential 2020 presidential contender. Hes tried to distance himself from the charges against Joe Percoco, a longtime adviser who hes likened to a brother. Percoco has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges, and Cuomo hasnt been accused of any wrongdoing. Observers say that compared to scandals like Bridgegate, the Percoco case may be too convoluted to translate to a national audience. The jury itself is struggling to come to a verdict, with deliberations set to enter their seventh day.Police: Girl, 10, mistakenly pins mom under car, killing herTONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) „ Police say a 10-yearold girl accidentally ran over her mom and killed her as they attempted to dislodge their car from a snowbank in western New York. The Buffalo News reports Saturday that Thursdays tragic accident occurred in the town of Tonawanda, near Niagara Falls. Police said the 48-yearold womans daughter was helping to free the vehicle after they got stuck in snow and mud backing out of a driveway. Investigators say the car was in reverse as the mother rocked the car from an open drivers side door and her daughter mistakenly hit the gas pedal. Thats when they say the mother was hit by the door, fell down and was pinned underneath the car. A tow truck eventually lifted the vehicle but medics couldnt revive the mother.Arizona border officer falsely claimed to be US citizenPHOENIX (AP) „ A border of“cer in southern Arizona is facing criminal charges for telling his employer that he was born in Texas when hes actually a native of Mexico. An indictment “led Wednesday in Tucson alleges U.S. Customs and Border Protection Of“cer Marco Antonio De la Garza Jr. lied about his citizenship in October during a background-check update tied to his job. The employment requirements for Customs and Border Protection include providing proof of U.S. citizenship. Its unclear how De la Garza was able to get his job despite not being an American citizen.3 children home alone die in Detroit-area fireEASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) „ Three children who were home alone died early Saturday in a “re that destroyed the inside of a suburban Detroit house, authorities said. Eric Keiser, Eastpointes acting director of public safety, told reporters the children „ two boys, ages 8 and 9, and a 4-year-old girl „ were found dead in the home. Authorities were still investigating how they died and what caused the blaze. Keiser says a total of “ve children lived at the home, but two were not there when the “re broke out. Two adult women who are sisters also live there, and were not home. Keiser said a call to authorities came from one of the women, and both are working with investigators. We will be interviewing everyone to try to determine what happened, who was where, and how this “re started,Ž Keiser said. The boys grandmother, Brenda Mosley, lives nearby. She was on the scene and told reporters that she doesnt know what happened. We dont know why they were left alone,Ž she said.Hearing over probation request set in body fluids caseHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) „ A white former Connecticut university student accused of smearing body ”uids on her black roommates belongings is set to go before a judge for a hearing on her request for a probation program. The hearing on 18-yearold Brianna Brochus request for accelerated rehabilitation is scheduled for Monday in Hartford Superior Court. The program could result in misdemeanor charges being erased from her record. Police say the former University of Hartford student wrote on Instagram in October about rubbing used tampons on her roommates backpack and putting her roommates toothbrush where the sun doesnt shine.Ž Her roommate says she developed throat pain. Civil rights advocates called for hate crime charges, but a prosecutor concluded there was no evidence of hate crimes. Brochus lawyer says Brochus actions werent racially motivated.Atmos investigated leaks before fatal Dallas house blastDALLAS (AP) „ An email sent by Atmos Energy to state regulators reveals company workers were investigating gas leaks involving “res at two Dallas homes some 12 hours before an explosion at another home killed a 12-year-old girl. The company did not evacuate residents or shut off gas lines in the neighborhood near Dallas Love Field airport until after the Feb. 23 explosion that knocked a home off its foundation and killed Linda Rogers. Days later the entire neighborhood was evacuated. Atmos cut service to 2,800 homes. The sequence of events was revealed in emails between Atmos of“cials and the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates pipeline safety. The company declined to comment on the emails. Atmos says heavy rain, shifting clay soil and aging, in”exible steel pipes have contributed to dozens of leaks in the neighborhood.Texas woman sentenced for mistreating special needs teensRICHMOND, Texas (AP) „ A Houston-area woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the mistreatment of seven special needs teenagers found in 2016 locked in a room strewn with human waste. Fifty-“ve-year-old Paula Sinclair was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to several counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child. The teens found in the Richmond home ranged in age from 14 to 16 years old. Authorities say they were fed two daily meals of rice and beans and disciplined for things like making too much noise. Sinclair and a former husband adopted the children in 2003 and 2004 and had been their foster parents. Sinclair was arrested along with her husband, 79-year-old Allen Richardson, who is being held at the Fort Bend County jail on charges that include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Man charged with biting troopers ear to have treatmentELYRIA, Ohio (AP) „ A man accused of biting off part of an Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers ear has been found currently not competent to stand trial. A judge in Lorain County this week ordered mental-health treatment for 44-year-old Cornelius Carey Jr. and set a September hearing to reassess his competency for trial. Carey has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges including assault and resisting arrest. A message was left for Careys attorney Friday. The Jan. 11 confrontation occurred after Trooper Lance Deshuk spotted Carey walking in the middle of road near LaGrange, about 30 miles west of Cleveland. Authorities say Carey became confrontational, hit Deshuk in the face and then bit him before Deshuk managed to subdue him.In trendy Brooklyn, cops hunt mob-link in eatery shootingNEW YORK (AP) „ Detectives investigating a shot-up restaurant in a hip part of Brooklyn are pursuing a potential ma“a connection in the case. Police released surveillance video of a person-of-interest in last weeks shooting of the Marco Polo Ristorante: A tall, well-dressed man walking with a limp and donning a waist-length coat and fedora. The New York Post reports Saturday that a gunman “red about 10 shots at eaterys facade in Carroll Gardens, a neighborhood known for its trendy bars and organic grocers. No one was injured. The Italian restaurant is popular among the boroughs political powerbrokers. Owner Marco Chirico pleaded guilty in 2008 to laundering money for the Gambino crime family. Hes claimed the shooting was random. Investigators tell the Post theyre convinced the shooting was some kind of message. NATION NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON „ Federal prosecutors wont take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Departments decision to lift an Obamaera policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on routine casesŽ and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, Sessions said. The comments come after the Trump administration in January threw the burgeoning marijuana legalization movement into uncertainty by reversing the largely hands-off approach that prevailed during the Obama administration, saying federal prosecutors should instead handle marijuana cases however they see “t. The Obama-era policy allowed the pot trade to ”ourish, with eight states legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The reversal added to confusion about whether its OK to grow, buy or use marijuana in states where pot is legal, since long-standing federal law prohibits it. And it caused concern that prosecutors would feel empowered to jail individuals for marijuana possession. I am not going to tell Colorado or California or someone else that possession of marijuana is legal under United States law,Ž Sessions said, answering student questions after a speech at Georgetowns law school. But, he added, federal prosecutors havent been working small marijuana cases before, they are not going to be working them now.Ž Of particular interest are problems that federal authorities have tried for years to tackle, like illegal marijuana-growing operations on national parklands and gangs that peddle pot along with more harmful drugs. Some law enforcement of“cials in pot-legal states argue the legal trade has caused unintended problems like black-market marijuana growing and dealing by people who dont even try to conform to the legal framework. It remains to be seen whether prosecutors will seek to punish state-sanctioned pot businesses. Some have indicated they have no plans to do so. Those are the kinds of things each one of those U.S. attorneys will decide how to handle,Ž Sessions said.Sessions: US prosecutors wont take on small-time pot casesBy SADIE GURMANASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOSeen here in this March 7, le photo is U.S. Attorney General Je Sessions. PORTLAND, Maine „ A federal jury apparently didnt believe seven men when they testi“ed under oath that they were sexually abused by the founder of an orphanage in Haiti. But things have changed since summer 2015. The number of men willing to testify about alleged abuse they endured as boys in Haiti has grown to at least 15, activist Paul Kendrick says, and the #MeToo movement has raised awareness of sexual misconduct. Kendrick predicts a different outcome in a new defamation lawsuit targeting his claim that the orphanage was led by a serial pedophile. We have overwhelming amounts of evidence and testimony that this guy is a child abuser,Ž Kendrick said, and were not done yet.Ž Orphanage founder Michael Geilenfeld and a U.S. charity contend unsubstantiated assertions ruined Geilenfelds reputation and cost the charity several million dollars in donations. Geilenfeld also contends Kendricks allegations caused him to be falsely imprisoned for 237 days in Haiti. Neither Geilenfelds attorney nor the charity, Hearts With Haiti, responded to requests for comment for this article. The defamation case has been dragging on since 2013. A federal jury in Maine awarded $14.5 million to Geilenfeld and Hearts with Haiti, despite testimony from seven men who said they were sexually abused as boys. But the verdict was overturned after a U.S. appeals court ruled that a federal courtroom in Maine was the wrong jurisdiction. Now Geilenfeld and Hearts With Haiti are suing Kendrick again, this time in state court. The lawsuit is in a holding pattern while the courts sort out Kendricks attempt to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that his efforts to generate attention on behalf of abused orphans is protected speech. A judge rejected his motion, but Kendricks attorneys are appealing to the Maine supreme court. Geilenfeld, an Iowa native who has testi“ed that the abuse allegations were vicious, vile lies,Ž is currently living in the Dominican Republic, according to court documents. Kendrick, of Freeport, Maine, became an outspoken voice during the priest sex abuse scandal and founded a group called Voice of the Faithful. Known for in-your-face tactics, he began waging a campaign against Geilenfeld and supporters of his orphanage in 2011. He isnt backing down from his claims. He contends his case has been bolstered by a former federal agent hired to go to Haiti to investigate the sex abuse claims. Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Rod Khattabi, who has been honored for protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation, corroborated some of the activists claims during interviews with accusers during three visits to the island nation, according to court documents. The original trial painted two different pictures of Geilenfeld. One was a former Roman Catholic brother inspired to do good works. The other sexually abused powerless street kids, according to testimony. Jurors chose the former. If theres a trial, it will be against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement. And changing societal views could alter the questions asked to potential jurors, the way the lawyers try the case and ultimately the outcome, said Jim Burke, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law. The whole point of the jury is that is the voice of the community,Ž Burke said. As for Kendrick, he said he is re-energized „ and saddened „ after traveling to Haiti to meet with some of the eight additional victims he says have come forward since the “rst trial.#MeToo is fresh backdrop in lawsuit over Haiti abuse claimsBy DAVID SHARPASSOCIATED PRESS


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, March 11 the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year. Today in history On March 11, 1918 what are believed to be the first confirmed U.S. cases of a deadly global flu pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas; 46 would die. (The worldwide outbreak of influenza claimed an estimated 20 to 40 million lives.) On this date In 1965 the Rev. James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died two days after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Alabama. In 1977 more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C. by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations. In 1985 Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Konstantin U. Chernenko as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. In 2004 ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants. In 2011 a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japans northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Todays birthdays Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 87. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 84. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 79. Actress Tricia ONeil is 73. Actor Mark Metcalf is 72. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 71. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 68. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 68. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 67. Bible verse Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.Ž „ Philippians 3:19. There are many today who appear to be proud of their shame, while others, who know better, share their shame with silence. Jesus is the answer. The Bible gives the blueprint for righteous living. NEW YORK (AP) „ An aging kangaroo who calls the Bronx Zoo home is receiving low-temperature cryotherapy treatment for arthritis. The treatment is a high-tech alternative to ice baths that humans have used for years. Zoo director Jim Breheny tells the Daily News that the nearly 15-year-old marsupial named Dave is getting up there and his stiff joints are aching. Breheny says the treatment might sound exotic but that its really just one course of healing the 200 medical experts at the zoo in New York City utilize to treat some 7,000 different species. Daves saga with localized cryotherapy treatment will be documented by Animal Planets latest season of The Zoo.Ž Cryotherapy has become commercially popular in recent years. Some Manhattan facilities charge humans as much as $90 for a three-minute session.ODD NEWS Aging kangaroo to get cryotherapy treatment for arthritisabout nuclear war. Its all about optics, from their “rst handshake,Ž said Lisa Collins, a Korea scholar and fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. There are 70 years of historical baggage between the two countries ... so to have the meeting in a place thats a safe location and one that doesnt overly highlight the differences between the two countries would probably be the best.Ž The White House wasnt offering suggestions in the hours after the announcement. Trump, a former reality TV star, understands well the value of optics.Ž But symbolism, security and practicality also come into play. Holding talks in either the U.S. or North Korea seem unlikely. Traveling to North Korea risks conferring legitimacy on Kim and his country. As for Kim: Except for schooling in Switzerland and perhaps some vacations during that time, its not clear that Kim has left North Korea. So Mara-Lago, the presidents Florida estate that was good enough for Chinese President Xi Jinping last April, probably wont do this time. More likely is the no-mans-land of Peace Village in the DMZs Panmunjom. There is a building there with a line through the middle that marks the border „ and was the site of the 1953 armistice. Theoretically, Kim could shake Trumps hand by reaching over the line without ever setting foot outside North Korea. And Trumps been wanting to visit the DMZ, anyway. A shrouded-in-secrecy stop there during Trumps tour of Asia last year was scrubbed due to bad weather. In April, the leaders of North and South Korea are to meet there for their own historic bilateral talks. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, meanwhile, has offered to help, given that his nation has an embassy in Pyongyang. We are a non-aligning country,Ž Lofven pointed out during a press conference with Trump this week. If the president decides, the key actors decide if they want us to help out, well be there.Ž History offers some lessons in bilateral summitry. Sometimes, talks fail. In diplomatic circles, Reykjavik, Icelands frosty capital, refers President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachevs hastily arranged arms reduction talks in 1986. They failed to produce a deal, but did result in iconic photos of the two leaders smiling together in the “nal years of the Cold War. Other times, they blow up. Peaceful coexistenceŽ was the goal, but not the immediate result, of a summit in Paris between Khruschev and Eisenhower. The talks were tense over the Soviet downing of a U-2 plane in 1960 that Eisenhower was forced to admit had been spying on Russia. The Russian leader stalked out of the meeting, cooling any thoughts of a lasting peace for awhile. Its good to have a backup venue: What were to be talks in 1989 between President George H.W. Bush and Gorbachev aboard a ship near Malta turned into the seasick summitŽ when seven-foot waves forced the leaders to cancel some meetings. Talks and the most powerful images sometimes go only so far. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat stunned the world when he set foot in Israel in 1977 and addressed the Israeli parliament. The visit set the tone for the Camp David peace summit and treaty in 1979. The Egyptian-Israeli agreement has remained intact and laid the groundwork for other Mideast summits. But the peace process has stalled in recent years.SUMMITFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOSIn this Sept. 30, 2013, le photo, South Korean soldiers look toward the North Korean side as a North Korean soldier approaches the UN truce village building that sits on the border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military border separating the two Koreas in Panmunjom, South Korea. records to the NICS database. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says the legislation „ often referred to as Fix NICSŽ „ will save lives. Often left out of the debate in Washington is the fact that similar legislation passed after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, but many records are still not being sent to the database. The Justice Department even set up a new grant program that offered states help with their reporting system, but many didnt even bother to apply. In 2016, only 19 states and one tribe received funds totaling $15 million. The number of states currently participating is 31. Several states arent eligible for the grant because they havent set up a system that allows a person who was prohibited from having a gun due to mental health issues get their rights restored. The National Ri”e Association has long-pushed for those types of restoration requirements, Brown said. Important mental health records that would have kept Seung-Hui Cho from getting the guns he used to kill 32 people at Virginia Tech were never entered into NICS. The gunman who killed dozens at a Texas church in November was able to purchase weapons because the Air Force didnt send his domestic violence conviction to the database. And the father of a teenager who killed himself and four classmates at a Washington state high school in 2014 was able to purchase several guns, including the one his son used, because the Tulalip Tribal Court had not shared his domestic violence protection order with Marysville, Washington, authorities, who would have sent it to the background check system. Since then, the tribe received a $333,841 grant to help improve its criminal records reporting. Under federal law, people are only prohibited from having a “rearm if they have been adjudicated as a mental defectiveŽ or committed to a mental institution. The federal law doesnt include involuntary commitments. Some states have enacted their own laws that limit gun ownership based on mental health issues, but theyre all different, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Experts say many agencies dont know what type of mental health information to send to NICS. Brown said many agencies, hospitals and treatment providers are under the mistaken impression that federal medical privacy laws prevent them from sharing information with the system. Some are afraid that if they report their family members, theyll be arrested, he said, and agencies feel sti”ed by privacy laws. The federal legislation being considered in Congress might help ensure more criminal records reach the background check database, but it has limitations because Congress cant force states to enact laws. And it doesnt address gaps in mental health commitment reporting, said Gostin. Some states have passed their own laws requiring agencies to report to NICS, but few keep track of whether thats happening and most dont have penalties for failing to submit records. Theyre not reporting but there are no repercussions,Ž said Cassandra Crifasi, with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. What is there to encourage people to follow the law?ŽGUNFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this July 20, 2014, le photo, with guns displayed for sale behind her, a gun store employee helps a customer.questions, ranging from delivery of the boxes, especially during hurricanes, to ensuring that recipients were getting the right type of nutrition. Wed have to ramp up staff. Where will the money come from?Ž he asked. In Minnesota, Chuck Johnson, acting commissioner of the Department of Human Services, called the proposal a signi“cant step backward in our nations effort to ensure all Americans have access to nutritious food.Ž He said it would be a major burden on states, which would have to “gure out how to deliver the food boxes. Tom Hedderman, director of food and nutrition policy at the New York State Of“ce of Temporary and Disability Assistance, said there are about 1.25 million SNAP recipients in his state who get more than $90 in bene“ts each month „ the threshold that would trigger a food box. He criticized the proposal for its lack of detail and direction. Its clear in the proposal that they would dump the problem of logistics and cost back on to the states,Ž he said. Babs Roberts, who directs the community services division of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, said a uniform system for distributing boxes simply wouldnt work in her state, where there are roughly 900,000 SNAP recipients. The cities are too dense for a delivery system to work, she said, while residents living in rural communities would likely have trouble traveling to a centralized location to pick up their box. I think its going to be administratively burdensome,Ž she said. I dont know if its any better than what were doing now.Ž Sammy Guillory, deputy assistant secretary for the division of family support for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, said he worries that if the proposal were approved, it would take years to iron out the kinks. In particular, Guillory said he is concerned that making such a drastic change from the current SNAP system would force employees to spend signi“cant time and energy adjusting. Somehow our staff that determines eligibility would have to learn all these rules, our system would have to be reprogrammed. And thats not even taking into consideration the logistics of getting these boxes to families,Ž he said, adding that more than 400,000 households receive SNAP, or about a quarter of Louisianas population. Rus Sykes, director of the American Public Human Services Association, an umbrella organization that includes the American Association of SNAP Directors, said administrators across the country were shocked by the proposal and are concerned that if it moves forward states will be forced into an impossible situation. They will not have the ability to administer this program this way,Ž Sykes said, and the states will be on the line for everything that goes wrong.ŽFOODFROM PAGE 1 TRUMP BELIEVES NORTH KOREA WILL KEEP WORD ON MISSILE TESTSWASHINGTON (AP) „ President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes North Korea will abide by its pledge to suspend missile tests while he prepares for a summit by May with the Norths leader, Kim Jong Un. Trump noted in a tweet that North Korea has refrained from such tests since November and said Kim has promised not to do so through our meetings.Ž I believe they will honor that commitment,Ž the president wrote. Trump shocked many inside and outside his administration Thursday when he told South Korean officials who had just returned from talks in North Korea that he would be willing to accept Kims meeting invitation. Earlier Saturday, Trump tweeted that China was pleased that he was pursuing a diplomatic solution rather than going with the ominous alternativeŽ and that Japan is very enthusiasticŽ about the agreed-to talks. Trump has spoken with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since Thursdays announcement, and said Xi appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative.Ž Trump had previously threatened North Korea with fire and fury like the world has never seen.Ž Trump also said China, North Koreas most important ally and trading partner, continues to be helpful!Ž Trump has repeatedly urged China to do more to pressure North Korea into abandoning its nuclear program. Trump said in another tweet Saturday that Abe is is very enthusiastic about talks with North KoreaŽ and that the two discussed how to narrow the U.S.-Japan trade deficit. Trump wrote, It will all work out!Ž Trump misspelled Xis first name as XinpingŽ in the first version of his tweet about China but later corrected it.


Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE only aimed at bringing the of“ce of the president in line with Xis other positions atop the party and the Central Military Commission, which do not impose term limits. Its passage by the National Peoples Congress nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates is all but certain. But observers will be looking to see how many delegates abstain from voting as an indication of the reservations the move has encountered even within the political establishment. After Mas post on Chinese social media went viral two weeks ago, the 70-year-old writer decided to switch to Twitter, which can only be accessed inside China using a virtual private network, to continue issuing warnings about China moving dangerously backward. The police have not visited me yet,Ž he told The Associated Press on Friday from his Beijing home. But Im preparing for it.Ž Ma remains in the capital, but some well-known dissidents and potential troublemakers have already been holidayedŽ „ bundled off to faraway cities, their travel expenses paid by state security. Retired elders from the Communist Partys liberal wing have been warned to stay quiet. The governments censorship apparatus had to spring into action after the term limit proposal was unveiled, suppressing keywords on social media ranging from I disagreeŽ to shamelessŽ to Xi Zedong.Ž Even the letter NŽ was blocked after it was used as part of an equation for the number of terms Xi might serve. Yet, occasionally, dissent has surfaced through the cracks. On Wednesday, International Womens Day, law students at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing „ Xis alma mater „ hung red banners that ostensibly celebrated the schools female classmates but also satirized national politics. I love you without any term limits, but if there are, we can just remove them,Ž read one, while another banner declared that A country cant survive without a constitution, we cant go on without you.Ž University administrators werent amused. A student witness said the banners were quickly removed and notices posted requiring campus shops to register students who use printers to make large banners. Chinese studying overseas have been more blunt. Posts in recent days popped up at the University of California, San Diego, with Xis picture and the text Never My PresidentŽ and spread to more than eight overseas universities, said Lebao Wu, a student at Australian National University in Canberra. To be sure, Xis con“dent, populist leadership style and tough attitude toward of“cial corruption has won him a signi“cant degree of popular support. Sipping on a Starbucks drink in Beijings business district on Friday, a 56-year-old surnamed Zhang who works in insurance said citizens desired freedom, but wanted a powerful leader who could deliver stability and wealth even more. Letting Xi rule indefinitely will strengthen the partys leadership and offer the quickest path toward development,Ž Zhang said. We need a powerful leader. People need an emperor in their hearts. The Western idea that you are not alive unless you are free has not taken root in peoples hearts.Ž However, a 35-year-old IT industry worker surnamed Huang said her friends were concerned about China returning to the Mao era. I saw on (state broadcaster) CCTVs evening news that they were saying everyone fully supports the constitutional amendments, but no one asked us for our opinion. Our opinion is quickly censored,Ž she said. This is China. What can we do about it?Ž Neither would give their full names as is common among Chinese when commenting on politics. Even some of the governments most outspoken critics have been reluctant to loudly criticize the constitutional amendment. He Weifang, a wellknown blogger and law professor at Peking University, limited his remarks this week to the observance that the constitutional amendment proposal contained 21 articles, and if a delegate supported some articles but opposed others, he or she was entitled to vote against it. He, who lost his job once for supporting the late dissident writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, declined to discuss the term limit amendment, saying the subject was a bit sensitive.Ž Others havent held back, driven by an urgent sense that their country is at a crucial point in its history. Li Datong, a former editor of the China Youth Daily state newspaper and one of the few voices of open opposition, said delegates know the amendment is wrong but no one has the courage to speak out. He compared Chinese citizens to Germans who allowed Adolf Hitler to seize power in the 1930s. I know that just a few ordinary Chinese citizens coming out and expressing their opinion will not change anything, but Im doing this so I can face future generations,Ž Li said. When they look back at this time, I dont want them to say, Not a single person in China stood up and opposed this. When people talk about Nazi Germany, they always ask why the people living during that time didnt do anything about it,Ž Li said. I want to be able to face my past.Ž In the run-up to the vote, congress delegates have lavished extra praise on Xi. The party boss of a northwestern province that contains a signi“cant Tibetan population compared him to a living Buddhist deity. If you do good things for the people, bring good lives to the people, you should be able to keep serving forever,Ž said Zhou Shuying, an artist and delegate representing a rural county about 80 miles west of Beijing. Im speaking from the bottom of my heart,Ž she said, then paused to make sure reporters heard her clearly. Im really speaking from the heart.ŽCHINAFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOChinese delegates greet each other as they arrive to attend a plenary session of Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday.


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FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 4CHARACTER BUILDINGBY BYRON WALDEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Where Napoleon died in exile9 Pursues, as a hunch15 Assails with emails20 Pauses for service21 Demi with the 2012 hit Give Your Heart a BreakŽ22 Droid with a holographic projector informally23 Equally pensive?25 Heaven forbid!Ž26 Foldable beds27 Witticism28 Canadas largest brewer29 Daschles successor as Senate majority leader30 Commit a peccadillo?33 Mo. with Constitution Day34 ____ callingŽ36 Irish JohnŽ37 Part of E.S.L.: Abbr.38 Shoot off39 Break down, in a way43 1980s-2000s Texas senator Phil45 Beyond passionate47 Perform the hit Things I Should Have SaidŽ?52 Symbol over 9 or 0 on a keyboard, for short53 Pet portal54 Horror, e.g.55 The Police frontman filming a shampoo commercial?60 Golden State, informally61 The night before, to a hard partier?62 Whimsical63 Bolted64 ____ autumn, and a clear and placid dayŽ: Wordsworth65 All-inclusive66 Tying packages, securing helium balloons, etc.?73 Lessens in force75 Flirtatious quality76 Throng77 The Beatles showing absolute amazement?81 Martial art with bamboo swords82 Ketel One rival, familiarly83 Selling point84 Handholds while slow-dancing85 The Walking DeadŽ channel87 Headey of Game of ThronesŽ89 Salon offering, familiarly90 Important but sometimes ignored piece93 First weapons used in a knife fight?99 Yoga pose101 Oxygen-reliant organism102 Oh-so-handsome103 Jungian souls104 Disney bear105 Surprising group of suspects?108 Endorse digitally109 Baby, baby, baby!Ž110 Lean fillet, as of lamb111 Walk Away ____Ž (1966 hit)112 Enthusiastic consent113 The 15:17 to ParisŽ director, 2018 DOWN1 Doesnt pay2 ____ track3 Metaphoric acknowledgment4 Shared values5 Performance for which one might grab a chair6 Tridactyl birds7 Blood type modifier, for short8 Waste receptacle9 Astronauts Bean and Shepard10 Mag featuring Fun Fearless FemalesŽ11 Clair Huxtable or Peg Bundy12 Browns13 Nonprescription, briefly14 Drama with many fans15 Katey who played Peg Bundy16 Parts of math textbooks17 When duelers may meet18 Beginning of the German workweek19 Like chimneys24 Truckload28 Island veranda30 Barfly31 Kind of lily32 School closing?35 Snapchat posting, for short38 One seeing ghosts39 Including40 Michael who wrote The Neverending StoryŽ41 Things that clash in Washington42 Pouty exclamation44 No ____Ž45 Rap sound46 The 48th star47 Woodland god48 Do with a pick, maybe49 Briefly50 The Theme Park Capital of the World51 German border river52 Quaint dismissals53 Tech-news website56 Hypotheticals57 Take with force58 Bears ____ (national monument in Utah)59 Messenger ____67 Post-op stop68 One releasing a dove in the Bible69 Food-truckmenu item70 Not tricked by71 Advance look, say72 Film for which Adrien Brody won Best Actor74 Park itŽ78 HonestlyŽ79 Verdant spot80 Last Chinese dynasty81 Not be serious84 ____ Just Not That Into YouŽ (2009 rom-com)85 Relaxing86 Catch in The Old Man and the SeaŽ88 Title family name in old TV89 Hawthorne heroine90 Snapped out of it91 Out of control?92 Showed shock93 Cossack weapon94 Crash into the side of, informally95 Marshal96 You follow?Ž97 Fancy soirees98 Old record co. conglomerate100 Strength103 Celebrated boxing family105 Edamame source106 Alternative to caf107 ____ long way 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 262728 29303132 3334353637 38394041424344 45464748495051 525354 555657585960 61626364 6566676869707172 73747576 7778798081 828384 8586878889909192 93949596979899100 101102103 104105106107 108109110 111112113Online 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 11, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS CAR BRAND EXTRAVAGANZA by Myles Mellor 1. RJ ZTFIE DEVE QTH HSVSIBROL T NSWRIVS JEF WRH THRTO BFRD QWRIW QEYVC WS WTNS IWEHSO? DSFWTDH TO SADSCRBREO EF TO SADVEFSF EF ZYHBTOL? 2. FQ FO UDDCMH. ZFWJ FORFVJW GCX DUO VC CO UO CHGRRNG UOH RWUG EFW. U DFLFD-QFOHNH BFTCW ZCXTH VNW GCX WC GCXM EULCMFWN BTUDN! 3. WE FQQHGNUQO GVR HN LGNNMQ GWM EVUNSWHQ LVS HNRVX WHR FQ QVMXHGQ GXYORVW MNOVHV NE LNYSMQ! 4. F NHBA ZUFJDFNQLB DQOUB FRQCKM ZJXDXBA UAJ ZJXPALLQXI CJQRQIO F KAYHL JY BUJAA PQPBM. 1. Who earns an excellent living driving his customers away? My guess is a taxi driver! 2. I dont like working in a hot garage fixing mufflers as its demanding and exhausting work... 3. How could a posh sedan help you with your fitness and health? If its Acura! 4. What fine sports car would Juliet want to jump into? Shed choose an Alfa Romeo! 1. If Marco Polo was selecting a vehicle for his Asian trip which would he have chosen? Perhaps an Expedition or an Explorer or Mustang? 2. Im in Accord. With Insight you can go on an Odyssey and stay Fit. A Civic-minded Pilot would get you to your favorite place! 3. If Beethoven had to choose his favorite car today itd be easythe Hyundai Sonata of course! 4. A cute pharmacist might avidly promote her profession driving a Lexus RX three fifty. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). The feeling behind things matters more than a little. You have nourished and helped others toward a healthier body, and now youll speak to the realm of emotional and spiritual tness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though it may be true that the most powerful way to speak is with brevity, it would be wrong to assume that its always in a persons best interest to take the obvious power position. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). One supermodel asks another, Whats the point of being beautiful if you dont feel beautiful?Ž Youll do the things that make your heart sing, and youll radiate so much more than a particular arrangement of features ever could. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your energy and focus go into a fascinating task „ work that seduces you into such a state of ow that youre unlikely to be aware of anything outside of it. The reactions of others, if you notice them at all, will mean nothing to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youre in the loop. You understand dynamics at play that others dont. It would take you a long time to explain all youve gured out by being involved and paying attention along the way. Youve earned this. Enjoy your status. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Youll nd yourself among people who are competitive and noncollaborative. Relax and become extremely aware of your surroundings and youll still be able to nd out everything you need to know. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even the most spiritually attuned earthling must function in the material and social world, which adheres to p ractical rules. Youve a birds-eye perspective today, though youll be tending to things on the ground. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youd love to know whats coming up. Your best way to do this is to choose something and then make sure it happens. Instead of staring into an ethereal mist to see the future, you get busy creating a destiny. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Capturing the attention of others is rather easy for you, but leading it well is the real challenge. Put some thought into what you would like people to do, how you would prefer them to act and what your agenda is. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Its all happening now. This is true even when it feels as if the day is moving at a snails pace and nothing is getting accomplished. Ten minutes makes the dierence. Press on through this 10 minutes and then the next. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Its said that every artist paints himself into his work, though this is true for more than painters. We cant help but execute the tasks of life by the dictates of our own personality, as demonstrated by your work today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It wasnt long ago that you hoped against hope to be the person you are today and have the things you have now. Remembering this will make you both happy and hopeful. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (March 11). You do not set out to be an inspiration to others. You are only trying to solve a problem. You solve it, and you wind up expanding your awareness and then also your realm of inuence. Dont be afraid to ask for money. Your prots will allow you to do greater good for yourself, your loved ones and your community. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 33, 2, 29 and 31.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages) Last weeks answers Todays answers


The Sun /Sunday, March 11, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My 92-year-old mother lives alone, still drives and manages by herself with a feral cat she took in. Shes dealing with heart failure, but doing well on her meds. I am 70, an only child, married, retired and live six hours away. We go to see her four times a year and stay for a week in our RV. We talk on the phone once a week and email a couple times in between phone calls. Mom says shes staying in her house as long as she is able. She has nice neighbors who will do anything for her, plus a lawn/snow service. We have told her shes welcome to come live with us, but she loves her independence and has the cat to take care of. She goes to her church group, senior citizens group and gets her nails done every three weeks. Shes busier than I am socially. But I feel consumed by guilt that shes so far away and afraid that each visit may be our last. My husband says he isnt moving, and he has his own activities and health issues. He doesnt want to stay with Mom more than a week because we end up watching QVC with her all afternoon. When we left last week, she said, My friends told me I hardly ever see you, and I hope you can come more often.Ž I dont know what to do. Am I doing enough? We pay her taxes and phone/cable/ internet and any big bills (car repairs). But Im not there to drop in the way most of her friends children do, who never moved away after high school. „ GUILT-RIDDEN IN MARYLAND DEAR GUILT-RIDDEN: You are doing as much as you can for your mother. Her friends should not judge because their family situations are not the same as yours. You stated that you email her in between phone calls. Ask your mother if she would be open to video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) in between those phone calls. That way you could see each others faces, and it might help her feel less distant from you. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have only recently recovered nancially from the economy crashing. We lost our car, our home and led bankruptcy. Thankfully, we now have some savings and no debt other than our new home. It has been 10 years since we had a real vacation, so we are planning a cruise. My problem is I mentioned it to some friends and family members. Four of them have now asked us to bring back souvenirs for them. I feel its presumptuous. I dont want to spend my vacation running around buying other people stu. Am I being overly sensitive or are they being impolite? And how can I politely refuse? „ FRUSTRATED IN THE USA DEAR FRUSTRATED: Tell those folks that your excursion schedule will be tight and you wont have time to do much shopping „ even for yourselves. Its the truth. P.S. And when you return, be discreet about ashing any souvenirs you pick up for yourselves along the way! 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included.) Dear Readers: If you have bought an item that does not work or you are displeased with the service from a business or store, use this checklist to make an eective complaint over the phone or in writing „ one that will help you get the results you desire or a refund. „Save the receipts of the item you purchased or write a detailed note of the service that was not completed. „Provide your name, address and work, home and cellphone numbers. „Note the date and place of purchase. „Include the serial and model numbers of the merchandise. „Give the name of the person who did the work, if its a service complaint. „Make copies of your complaints and wait for a response. It may take time. Follow up. „If you do not get a response, call the Better Business Bureau. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: How should I clean my babys plastic toys? They are so dirty. „ Sophie from New Jersey Dear Sophie: These plastic toys should be sanitized on a regular basis to protect your baby. As we all know, they end up in your babys mouth, for sure, so you denitely want them to be clean. Heres what you should do: First, wash the plastic toys in soapy water. Then allow them to soak in a mixture of 1/4 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water for around 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and air-dry. Never use this mixture on toys that contain metal parts because the bleach can cause the metal to corrode. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you have extra bread that isnt going to be consumed right away, dont throw it out. Try these ideas to repurpose the bread into something new. „ Change bread into breadsticks: Cut into strips, cover with olive oil or butter, sprinkle with your favorite seasoning and bake until crispy. „ Mix bread into a casserole or meatloaf: Rip up bread into pieces. Add an egg and seasoning to spice it up. „ Cut bread into croutons: Dice into bite-size cubes, and coat with olive oil. Cover with seasonings and bake until crunchy. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We just installed granite counters in our bathrooms. What is the best way to clean them? „ Jane from Georgia Dear Jane: Natural stone counters are beautiful, but they need specic care to keep them looking like they do. First and foremost, NEVER use any acidic product on them like lemon, vinegar or bathroom cleaners because the acids eat into the stone. Instead, do this: Mix a drop or two of mild liquid dishwashing detergent with one cup of warm water and apply to clean the granite or marble. Rinse completely to remove the soap residue, and bu dry with a soft cloth. Dont let the counter air-dry. „ Heloise Dear Readers: When you get a beautiful ower arrangement, take these steps to make it last longer. Snip o 1/4 inch of the stems. Strip o any leaves under the water line. Change the water every other day. Do not place the owers in direct sunlight or near a heat source. „ Heloise Dear Readers: When you are at a grocery store, pick up the pineapple to smell the bottom. It should have a sweet smell. Or pull out a leaf. If its ripe, it comes out easily. „ HeloiseGuilt weighs down daughter of an independent elderly motherDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 WORLD BANGLADESHMYANMAR BORDER „ From their home, a tent hastily erected in a grassy “eld, the young Muslim Rohingya couple can see the village they left behind last year, ”eeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar security forces. They arrived in a no mans land, one of the small, ill-de“ned areas that exist at the cloudiest edges of the borderlands, places that seem to be neither Myanmar nor Bangladesh. While nearly every other Rohingya refugee who crossed the border has sought protection in the immense camps a few miles deeper into Bangladesh, these people say they will go no farther. My ancestors graves are there,Ž said Abdul Naser, gesturing toward his village, less than 100 yards away. Sometimes, I walk close to the barbed wire fence and touch my land, and I cry in the dark.Ž But a few weeks ago, things changed. Myanmar deployed more soldiers to the border, some of whom began coming to within 10 yards of the refugees homes. They shout insults at the Rohingya, and they throw empty whiskey bottles, the refugees say. They have set up speakers that blare announcements, insisting people go farther into Bangladesh. Because to Myanmar, no mans land doesnt exist at all. We cannot accept the term no-mans land because that is our land,Ž said Nyan Myint Kyaw, Myanmars deputy commander of the border police. Shifting rivers may have washed away some border markers, he says, and fences may not have been erected everywhere. But he insists the 6,000 or so Rohingya who think they live between the two countries are actually living inside Myanmar. It is easy to get confused on the border, where many areas are not marked at all and where its sometimes unclear if a fence marks someones personal land, or if it demarcates the frontier. Making things more complicated, Myanmar places its border fences 150 feet from the actual boundary line. While Myanmar insists all the hazy territory is their land, its security forces „ as well as Bangladeshi security forces „ are also very careful to avoid entering places seen as a no-mans land, presumably fearing accidental clashes and diplomatic trouble. Myanmar says the additional soldiers were deployed to stop possible cross-border attacks by Rohingya militants, though no such attacks are known to have occurred. When Bangladesh protested the deployments, Myanmar dismissed their complaints. This is not like we are trying to invade Bangladesh,Ž Myanmar spokesman Zaw Htay said in early March. These are only actions taken against the terrorist groups.Ž The Rohingya have long lived at the ragged fringes of life in Myanmar, denied citizenship and many of the most basic rights. They are derided as Bengalis,Ž and many in Myanmar believe they are illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation, most live in poverty in Myanmars Rakhine state, next to Bangladesh. The most recent problems began in August, when Rohingya insurgents launched a series of unprecedented attacks on Myanmar security posts. Myanmar responded with overwhelming force, burning Muslim villages with the help of Buddhist mobs, raping women, looting homes and carrying out massacres. Some 700,000 Rohingya ”ed the attacks into Bangladesh. Aid groups say more than 6,700 people were killed. The United Nations refugee agency has appealed for protection for the bor derland Rohingya. The agency is concerned about the safety of a group of vulnerable Rohingya women, men and children from Myanmar, who have been living in a so-called nomans land,Ž the agency said in a statement. People who have ”ed violence in their country must be granted safety and protection.Ž But is the no-mans land inside Myanmar? Even the Rohingya say some of it probably is, though there are plenty of places where even border guards arent sure where to “nd the dividing line. A Rohingya community leader says most of the 6,000 in the borderlands are from nearby villages. They do not want to leave the place or enter Bangladesh, hoping that they will go back one day and it will be easier to move from here,Ž Dil Mohammed said. The young Rohingya couple agreed with him. They want to keep their village in sight. Or at least whats left of it. My trees are still there,Ž said Nasers wife, 20-year-old Ruksana Begum. Its spring now. I can see the green leaves of my mango trees. They have burned our homes, but my trees are still growing.ŽRohingya living in no-mans land insist they will stayBy TOFAYEL AHMADASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSIn this Sept. 15, 2017 le photo, Rohingya Muslims carry food items across from Bangladesh towards no mans land where they have set up a refugee camp, as smoke rise from re across the border in Myanmar, in Tombru. In this Sept. 4, 2017 le photo, Rohingya Muslims living in no-mans land collect water donated by Bangladesh Red Crescent members, near Coxs Bazars Tombru area. LONDON „ British government security ministers held an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss the poisoning of a Russian who spied for Britain as police backed by soldiers continued to search the English town where he was attacked with a nerve agent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said after the meeting it was still too earlyŽ to say with certainty who was behind the poisoning that left former Russian military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in critical condition. Rudd said the investigation has been painstaking and involved more than 250 counter-terrorism of“cers. More than 240 pieces of evidence have been collected and 200 witnesses have been identi“ed, she said. I want to stress that they are proceeding with speed and professionalism,Ž said Rudd, who oversees domestic security in her Cabinet post. We are putting in eno rmous resources to ensure that they have all the support that they need to do that.Ž The meeting was similar to the ones convened after extremist attacks and other threats to Britains national security. It covered the latest police and intelligence reports from the town of Salisbury, where the militarysupported investigation has turned to the cemetery where the ex-spys wife and son are buried. Police are looking for clues to what sickened Skripal, 66, who in 2006 was convicted in Russia of spying for Britain, and his daughter, Yulia, 33. The father and daughter were found unconscious March 4 on a bench in Salisbury; Skripal lived in the town, located 90 miles southwest of London. A local restaurant and pub have been searched and remain closed to the public. Anticontamination measures have been taken at places the father and daughter visited before they fell ill. Police in hazardous material gear also are collecting evidence from Skripals house, as well as at the gravesites of Skripals son and wife. Skripal had his sentence cut short and was released from prison in 2010 as part of a spy swap. The former intelligence agent lived out of the public eye. In Salisbury a friend of his daughters, Irina Petrova, told The Associated Press that Yulia Skripal enjoyed England but preferred living in Moscow, where she made her primary home. Shes not a typical Russian,Ž Petrova said. She was so easygoing. Even when something happened to her dad, she never spoke of any problems. And neither did her mother. They were so alike. Never did they speak of problems. Even in dif“cult times, they always had smiles and pleasant faces, not grumpy.Ž Petrova described Sergei Skripal as a good, kind manŽ and said it was terrible that the whole family disappeared in basically one instant.Ž Detective Sgt. Nick Bailey, who has been hospitalized since helping the Skripals, released a statement Saturday saying he was merely doing his jobŽ and does not consider himself a hero. Bailey is recovering and is well enough to sit up and talk with his family, according to Rudd. Police have not released details about the speci“c nerve agent used in the attack. One theory is that the Skripals were poisoned in his house before visiting a restaurant and a pub and becoming ill. British of“cials say there is not a public health threat but some residents have become alarmed by the site of investigators wearing extensive hazardous material protection gear. About 180 marines, soldiers and air force personnel with expertise in chemical weapons, decontamination and logistics have been called in to help with the probe and to remove vehicles that may have become contaminated.UK home secretary: Too early to pin blame in spy caseBy GREGORY KATZASSOCIATED PRESS PETE BROWN /MOD VIA APIn this image dated Friday and issued Saturday March 10, by Britains Ministry of Defence, shows troops in protective gear as they work to remove a contaminated police car from the Accident and Emergency entrance at the District Hospital in Salisbury, England. Turkeys president slams NATO for lack of support ISTANBUL (AP) „ Turkeys president has criticized NATO for not supporting his countrys ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish “ghters in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to reporters on Saturday, asked, Hey NATO, where are you?Ž and accused the military alliance of double standards. Erdogan said NATO member Turkey sent troops to con”ict zones when requested, but did not receive support in return. Turkey launched a solo military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units or YPG on Jan. 20 to clear them from Afrin in northwestern Syria. The country considers the YPG a terror organization, but its NATO ally, the United States, backs the “ghters to combat the Islamic State group. Erdogan urged NATO to come to Turkeys aid, saying its borders are under threat right now.ŽPalestinians: 19-year-old killed in West Bank clashesJERUSALEM (AP) „ The Palestinian Health Ministry says a 19-yearold has been killed in clashes in the northern West Bank. It said he was shot in the chest Saturday during confrontations with Israeli settlers and later declared dead. There were con”icting reports as to whether the Palestinian was shot by Israeli settlers or military troops. Israels military said Palestinians approached the Itzhar settlement and clashed with local residents. It says troops arrived and “red live rounds to disperse the confrontation. Palestinians have staged regular protests, which have often turned violent, since President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital in December. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and view Trumps decision as siding with Israel on one of the thorniest issues at the heart of the con”ict.Canada pipeline protesters erect structure near tank farmBURNABY, British Columbia (AP) „ Antipipeline activists are erecting a cedar protest structure within distance of Kinder Morgans storage tank farm in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby. A member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Will George, says he plans to occupy the so-called watch houseŽ to keep an eye on the oil giant and to resist its proposed pipeline expansion project. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would nearly triple the ”ow of oil from Albertas tar sands to the Paci“c Coast. A mass anti-pipeline protest led by indigenous leaders is set for Saturday morning. A counter rally supporting the pipeline is also scheduled. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


Sunday, March 11, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsOLLIE OUTUConn “ res coach Kevin Ollie with school under NCAA inquiry. Page 4INDEX | Lottery 2 | Auto Racing 3 | Hockey 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Baseball 6 By ROGER MOONEY Times Staff WriterTAMPA … If you told J.T. Miller at this time last month that he would be skating on a line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, he would have, what? Laughed,Ž Miller said. Why not? A month ago Miller was a member of the floundering Rangers, his name barely a blip on anyones radar used for tracking trades. Yet, there was Miller on Saturday, skating with two of the best scorers in the game and adding a spark to the line. It was a forecheck by Miller behind the Canadiens goal that created the turnover that led to a goal by Kucherov that tied the score. You know the rest. Overtime. Shootout. Victory. Kucherov scored the game winner in the shootout to complete the rally for a 3-2 victory at Amalie Arena. The Lightning (48-174) reached the 100-point plateau for the fifth time in franchise history. It came on an afternoon when defenseman Ryan McDonagh, the big name in the trade that bought Miller to Tampa Bay, made his Lightning debut after missing five games with an upper body injury. McDonagh gave the Lightning a lift, especially on the penalty kill. But it was Miller, who provided the biggest boost against the Canadiens (25-31-12), which led 1-0 in the first and 2-1 after two periods. Montreal did a nice job of getting the puck out of its own end and sending it the length of the ice, which forced the Lightnings offense to play a 200-foot game.NHL: Lightning Its Miller time for the LightningBy MATT BAKERTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG … IndyCars new aero kits have already started to create uncertainty. Rookie Robert Wickens edged Will Power to win the pole for Sundays Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Wickens No. 6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda won the pole in the final moments of Saturdays qualifying around the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course. Power had won the pole in seven of the last eight years. Way better than I ever expected my first IndyCar race to be,Ž said Wickens, a 28-year-old Canadian, but Im definitely not complaining with it.Ž Speeds werent too fast for the final round of qualifying as the track became slick. Wickens pole time (1:01.6643) was more than a second slower than times in earlier, drier sessions.Wickens wins Grand Prix of St. Petersburg pole adno=50531123 ASSOCIATED PRESSNikita Kucherov scores the shootout winner against the Canadiens Antti Niemi for a 3-2 Lightning win. LUIS SANTANA | TIMES Rookie IndyCar driver Robert Wickens of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports wins his first ever IndyCar pole position at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPALM HARBOR „ Canadian rookie Corey Conners kept the lead in the Valspar Championship and had a clear view of what he faces in the final round. Tiger Woods was right in front of him Saturday, and Conners could hear the roars all afternoon. Conners, who ran off birdies in the early stretches of both sides at Innisbrook, saved par from the bunker on the 17th and kept his cool when his ball moved slightly on the 18th green to finish off a par for a 3-under 68. Now comes the hard part. He had a one-shot lead over Woods, Brandt Snedeker and Justin Rose as he goes after his first PGA Tour victory before a crowd rarely seen this side of a major. Thousands bordered on a delirium for just about every shot Woods hit, especially when he chipped in for birdie behind the ninth green, holed a 20-foot birdie putt at No. 10 and gave himself birdie chances inside 8 feet on the next two holes. Woods missed them both to slow his momentum. He dropped only one shot and finished with four straight pars in his round of 67. It was his fifth straight round at par or better, his longest stretch in the same season since September 2013. Loud. Very, very loud,Ž Woods said about the gallery. I played myself right there in contention. It will be a fun Sunday.Ž Conners, in only his 17th start on the PGA Tour as a pro, was at 9-under 204.GOLF: Valspar ChampionshipWoods closes to within 1 shot of rookie ConnersAP PHOTOTiger Woods reacts after his birdie putt on the third hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship Saturday in Palm Harbor. AUTO RACING: Grand Prix of St. PetersburgON THE POLESEE GOLF, 3 SEE LIGHTNING, 4 SEE PRIX, 3By JOHN NICHOLSONAssociated PressAVONDALE, Ariz. „ Brad Keselowski overcame an ea rly pitroad speeding penalty Saturday to win the raindelayed NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway. Keselowski took the lead from Christopher Bell off a pit stop with 32 laps left and pulled away in the race that was delayed two hours because of light rain at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix. Keselowski was caught speeding during the caution period following a rain delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes. The 200-lap race was delayed again for 25 minutes just before the end of the first 45-lap segment. Keselowski has 37 Xfin ity victories, also winning the 2014 fall race in Phoenix. The Cup driver has won his last two Xfinity starts, taking the Richmond event last year.AUTO RACING: NASCARKeselowski overcomes penalty in X“ nity winSEE NASCAR, 3


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 „ Ivy League Tournament, “ nal, at Philadelphia 1 p.m. CBS „ Atlantic 10 Tournament, “ nal, at Washington ESPN „ SEC Tournament, “ nal, at St. Louis 2 p.m. ESPN2 „ Sun Belt Tournament, “ nal, at New Orleans 3:30 p.m. CBS „ AAC Tournament, “ nal, at Orlando, Fla. 5 p.m. TBS „ NCAA Tournament Selection Show, at Atlanta COLLEGE SOFTBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ Auburn at LSU COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA, Mens & Womens Indoor Championships, “ nals, at College Station, Texas GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, “ nal round, at Palm Harbor, Fla. 3 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, “ nal round, at Palm Harbor, Fla. 5:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, “ nal round, at Newport Beach, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, at Dunedin, Fla. 4 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, Cincinnati vs. Seattle, at Peoria, Ariz. NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Golden State at Minnesota 9 p.m. ESPN „ Cleveland at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Boston at Chicago 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Dallas at Pittsburgh RUGBY 3 p.m. NBCSN „ Six Nations Championship, Wales vs. Italy, at Cardiff, Wales SOCCER 9:25 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Watford 10:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Stuttgart vs. Leipzig 11:55 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Bournemouth vs. Tottenham 12:50 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 3 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, D.C. United at Atlanta United WINTER SPORTS 11:30 p.m. NBCSN „ 2018 Winter Paralympics, Snowboarding; Cross-Country Skiing: Womens Standing/VI 15km Free; Sled Hockey, at Pyeongchang, South Korea WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBSSN „ Southland Tournament, “ nal, at Katy, Texas 4 p.m. ESPNU „ Ivy League Tournament, “ nal, at PhiladelphiaSPORTS ON TV Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. „ Devonte Graham ripped off the shooting sleeve he was wearing and tossed it into the crowd, then took the two-time Big 12 defensive player of the year baseline for a pullup jumper. Talk about unflappable. Unstoppable, too. The leagues player of the year finished with 18 points and 13 assists, most of them during the decisive second half, and Graham led ninth-ranked Kansas to an 81-70 victory over Jevon Carter and No. 18 West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament championship game Saturday night. Malik Newman added 20 points on his way to tournament MVP, and freshman Silvio De Sousa had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting in place of injured big man Udoka Azubuike, lifting the Jayhawks (27-7) to their 11th tournament title and a likely No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It was the second time in three years theyve beaten West Virginia (24-10) for the championship. We just locked on and starting plays and kept competing, and it was just fun. It was fun to be out there,Ž Graham said with a smile. It helped that we were able to make shots.Ž Modest understatement there. The Jayhawks shot 72 percent from the field in the second half, and 56 percent for the game, while going 15 of 27 from beyond the 3-point arc. They have a lot of guys who can make shots,Ž West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. Lets be honest, all of those guys out there, if theyre not McDonalds All-Americans its because theyre from another country. They have good players and their guy can coach, you know?Ž Daxter Miles Jr. hit five 3s and had 25 points to lead West Virginia, which has lost the last three Big 12 title games. Sagaba Konate added 18 points while Carter, the best defender in the league, finished with 17 points and nine assists. West Virginia still has not won a postseason league tournament since the Big East in 2010. They just did a real good job of knocking down shots,Ž Carter said. Seemed like every shot they put up, it went in. When we went cold, they kept hitting.ŽNo. 2 VILLANOVA 76, PROVIDENCE 66, OT: Mikal Bridges scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 2 Villanova to a 76-66 win over Providence in the Big East Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Wildcats (30-4) won their second straight Big East Tournament and third in four years (losing in the 2016 “ nal). They put the bow on a fantastic season that should have them earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Villanova had rolled to a pair of dominant victories in the tourney and held off a pesky Providence team that played its third straight overtime game. No. 8 CINCINNATI 70, MEMPHIS 60: Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and Gary Clark had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help Cincinnati rally from a 13-point halftime de“ cit against Memphis, a day after the Bearcats overcame a six-point second-half de“ cit to beat SMU in the quarter“ nals. Kyle Washington added 11 for the Bearcats, who advanced to play the winner of the HoustonWichita State game later Saturday. Jamal Johnson led Memphis with 17 points, but he didnt score in the second half, when the Tigers wilted under intense defensive pressure from Cincinnati. No. 21 HOUSTON 77, No. 11 WICHITA STATE 74: Rob Gray had a key steal and scored 33 points, including two free throws with 5 seconds remaining, as No. 21 Houston held off Wichita State 77-74 in an American Athletic Conference Tournament semi“ nal on Saturday. Corey Davis Jr. scored 19 points for the Cougars (26-6), who advanced to play No. 8 Cincinnati in the championship game. Landry Shamet led Wichita State (25-7) with 19 points while Shaquille Morris had 12, including 10 in the “ nal seven minutes to keep the game close. No. 13 TENNESSEE 84, ARKANSAS 66: Jordan Bone scored 19 points to help spark a hot-shooting “ rst half for No. 13 Tennessee in an 84-66 win over Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semi“ nals on Saturday. The win is the sixth straight and 13th in the last 15 games for the second-seeded Volunteers (25-7), who will try to win their “ rst SEC Tournament championship in almost 40 years when they face Kentucky on Sunday. Daryl Macon scored 19 points to lead the sixth-seeded Razorbacks (23-11), who had won eight of their previous 10 games.COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Kansas tops West Virginia to win Big 12 titleAssociated PressGOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, SABRES 1, SO: Erik Haula scored the decisive shootout goal and the Vegas Golden Knights set an NHL record for road victories by an expansion team following a 2-1 win overtheBuffaloSabreson Saturday. Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland forced overtime by scoring the tying goal from a bad angle with 4:14 left in regulation. MarcAndre Fleury won his 399th career game by stopping 31 shots through overtime. After both teams traded shootout goals, Haula scored in the “ fth round by driving up the right side and beating goalie Robin FLYERS 2, JETS 1: Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald scored in the second period and the Flyers overcame Patrik Laines milestone in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that snapped a “ ve-game losing streak. Laine moved into a tie with Washingtons Alex Ovechkin for the most goals in the league when he scored on a one-timer on the power play at 8:58 of the third period. The 19-year-old Finn has 15 goals and six assists during an 11-game point streak. BRUINS 7, BLACKHAWKS 4: Brian Gionta and Rick Nash scored power-play goals just over a minute apart, and the Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-4 on Saturday to “ nish their homestand at 6-0. The goals came during a doubleminor penalty on Chicagos Patrick Kane. Coming off a 3-2 victory against Philadelphia, the Bruins scored four power-play goa ls and one shorthanded. Associated PressMIAMI „ James Johnson scored 20 points, Wayne Ellington added 17 and the Miami Heat ran away in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 129-102 on Saturday night. Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder and Kelly Olynyk all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington 43-28 in the thi rd. That was Miamis highest-scoring quarter in a regularseason contest since Oct. 30, 2013 „ 394 games ago. Dwyane Wade got the 8,000th field goal of his career in the first half, but left less than a minute into the fourth quarter with what was diagnosed as a mild left hamstring strain. The Heat have a six-hour flight to Portland on Sunday, in advance of a game there Monday. Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Washington, which was outscored 76-42 in the paint „ even on a night where Heat center Hassan Whiteside couldnt play because of hip pain and his replacement, Bam Adebayo, was limited with foul trouble. Washington was within 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35. It was Miamis 11th consecutive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-lon gest such streak in team history. Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit „ since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker.HORNETS 122, SUNS 115: Dwight Howard had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Nic Batum ” irted with a triple-double as Charlotte held on to beat Phoenix 122-115. Batum added 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Marvin Williams chipped in with 16 points as the Hornets wrapped up a threegame homestand. It was Howards second straight 30-point game for the Hornets and it marked his 18th game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, eighth-most in the NBA. Daniels had 17 points and Bender had 16 for the Suns (19-49), who have lost 11 of their last 12.NBA ROUNDUPHeat torch Wizards at homeAP PHOTOKansas Silvio De Sousa, left, celebrates during the second half of Saturdays win over West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament title game in Kansas City, Mo. AP PHOTOMiamis James Johnson dunks as Washingtons Marcin Gortat, left, and Markieff Morris look on during the first half of Saturdays game in Miami.


The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 SP Page 3By MARC TOPKINTimes Staff WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „ Rays catchers are going to be armed with more information when they take the field this season. Specifically by wearing large wristbands containing cards loaded with detailed data, similar to what Jameis Winston and other quarterbacks refer to in calling plays. But that doesnt mean Wilson Ramos will script Chris Archers first 15 pitches, or that theyll be running down and outs. Rays coaches and staff are still working out details of how detailed to make the cards, which will be covered by a flap to shield the info from cameras and wandering eyes of opponents. Their plan is to focus primarily on information on their own pitchers „ rather than scouting reports on hitters „ to serve as reminders to their catchers: specific strengths and weaknesses at the time, preferred sequences and options for signs with runners on second. Its more of a second or third line of defense, so to speak,Ž explained third base and catching coach Matt Quatraro. All of this stuff is going to be covered before the game; this is just a leave-no-stoneunturned kind of thing.Ž The Rays already were talking about adding the cards, which the Indians and others had been using, and the Mets are also among those joining in, especially to cover their relievers. Then they went all in with MLB last month announced plans to limit the number of mound visits to six per game, figuring the more info the catchers have, well, on hand, the more likely they can resolve matters without having to wander out. The rules implementation really was a big factor, trying to figure out ways to not need to make trips,Ž said Quatraro, who came to the Rays from Cleveland. Instead, catchers or pitchers can give a sign to change the signs, and save the visits for more strategic purposes later in games. So now when we go out there well have more opportunity to talk about the hitters that the pitchers will face and not about the signs,Ž Ramos said. Everyone has different signs so now I dont have to keep it in my mind what the signs are, I put it on my piece of paper and have it right there.Ž Non-roster catcher Adam Moore said the cards were definitely a help when he played for the Indians, particularly in getting a pitcher through a jammed-up inning,Ž though they used them more as mini-scouting reports for opposing hitters, particularly bench players. Given the Rays plans to rely heavily on their bullpen by using only four starters, and the likely result of frequently shuttling in fresh-armed relievers, the scouting info would seem to be likely to come in hand for both sides of the battery. (This isnt the first time the Rays are putting data on the field, as their outfielders for years have had cards in their pocket with preferred positioning for each opposing batter in different situations.) In having a young (pitching) staff, making sure the catchers know what the strengths of our pitchers are because when games speed up and you have young players you have to expect some of those things to slip through the cracks a little bit,Ž Quatraro said. Its as much for the pitcher coming in as anything, that they know there is a safety net there instead of I hope he knows what Ive been doing.  While backup catcher Jesus Sucre said hell welcome the info in keeping the pitchers straight, Ramos is a little concerned of being overloaded with data, preferring to rely on his knowledge and instincts. I dont like that every time youre supposed to (look at the cards) for this hitter and this hitter,Ž he said. I just like to concentrate and keep it in my mind. Thats what Ive been doing my whole career and its worked for me. In spring training I concentrate and just pay attention to what they like to throw in different situations and which pitch is more effective.Ž To which Quatraro says, Dont worry. And the catchers arent expected to use the info to frame their game-calling. We understand theyve done this a certain way for a long time so its not an easy thing to just be like, Here we go, were doing this,Ž he said. Were totally respectful of that so were going to do everything we can to make it as seamless for them. Its not like we expect them to look at it every pitch. They know how to catch. They know how to call a game. Were not trying to reinvent stuff. Its just an extra line of defense.ŽMLB: RaysRays catchers will be well-armed with more info, data this seasonNEW YORK TIMES PHOTOMets catcher Kevin Plawecki working with the new wristband. Rookie Jordan King from Ed Carpenter Racing broke the track record during the first qualifying round. His lap (1:00.0476) was two-hundredths of a second quicker than Will Powers pole run in 2016. King qualified fourth, behind another rookie, Matheus Leist. Takuma Sato will start fifth, right by Ryan Hunter-Reay. The day had plenty of drama. Marco Andretti seemed set to advance to the second round but was penalized for interfering with Windermeres Spencer Pigot. That knocked Andretti out, allowing Sato to take his place. Andretti will start 18th. In the second round, 2016 Indy 500 champion Alexander Rossi was also penalized for qualifying interference, which bumped him out of the final round and cost him a shot at the pole. The slippery track led at least three drivers (Sato, Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon) to spin during the second round. It was like running on ice,Ž Hunter-Reay said. Other notables include Dixon (10th), reigning series champion Josef Newgarden (13th) and defending Grand Prix winner and St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais (14th).PRIXFrom Page 1Justin Allgaier, the pole-winner and defending race champion, finished second „ 0.530 seconds back. He won the first 45-lap stage. Kyle Busch was third. He took the second stage, holding the lead on a one-lap shootout after the second delay.NASCARFrom Page 1He finished with a two-putt par from 20 feet and one nervous moment. As he was taking a few practice strokes for his 3-foot par putt, the ball moved ever so slightly without him touching it with his putter. He marked it and called over an official to confirm there is no longer a penalty for a ball moving even after a player has addressed if it was clear he didnt cause the ball to move. He will be paired in the final group with Rose, who holed a wedge for eagle from 120 yards on the par-5 11th and followed with two more birdies for a 66. Snedeker, coming off a sternum injury that knocked him out of golf for the second half of last year, was equally impressive as the guy in his group everyone came to see. He twice matched birdies with Woods with 12-foot putts, and after falling two shots behind and the crowd getting louder by the hole for Woods, Snedeker battled back with a pair of birdies for a 67. He will play with Woods again in the final round. Woods has n ever been so close to winning since his last victory in the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone in 2013. It has been a remarkable return from his fourth back surgery, especially since he wasnt cleared to start hitting balls until five months ago. In his sights are a shot at his 80th career victor y on the PGA Tour and more momentum and madness as the Masters a pp roaches.GOLFFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOTiger Woods plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the Valspar Championship Saturday in Palm Harbor. By JOSH DUBOWAssociated PressSANTA CLARA, Calif. „ Star cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, one day after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks. A person in the league familiar with the deal said Sherman agreed to the contract on Saturday after spending the day meeting with the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing had not been announced. ESPN reported that Shermans deal is worth up to $39.15 million. Sherman played an integral role in the fierce NFC West rivalry between Seattle and San Francisco earlier this decade. His deflection on a potential gamewinning touchdown pass in the 2013 NFC championship game against the 49ers led to an interception that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl, which they won. Sherman then celebrated a Thanksgiving night win in a road game against the 49ers the following season by eating a turkey leg on the 50-yard line. Now, the player who was reviled so much by 49ers fans is joining their team after the Seahawks decided he wasnt worth his $13 million salary for 2018. San Francisco hopes he can make a big impact even as he turns 30 later this month and is coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season. Sherman also had a cleanup surgery on his opposite ankle during the offseason. The 49ers had a glaring need at cornerback with 2017 third-round pick Ahkello Witherspoon and slot cornerback KWaun Williams the only players under contract with extensive experience. The Niners believe Sherman can fill that role in a defense modeled by coordinator Robert Saleh after the one that had so much success in Seattle. Saleh was a former defensive assistant with the Seahawks. Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play. His best seasons came in 2013 and 2014, when Seattle made two Super Bowl appearances, and he has 32 interceptions. Sherman still was one of the better cornerbacks the past three seasons, ranking second in the NFL by allowing just 49.2 percent of passes against him to be caught, according to Pro Football Focus. Sherman played his college ball in the Bay Area at Stanford under former coach Jim Harbaugh, who then went up against Sherman during his four seasons in charge of the 49ers.NFL: 49ersAP source: Sherman agrees to 3-year deal with 49ersAP FILE PHOTOSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs after he intercepted a pass from Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (not shown) late in the second half of a game, in Seattle.


The Lightning, playing at 1 p.m. on a Saturday for the second consecutive week, looked flat at times. Then coach Jon Cooper mixed his lines, moving Miller to the left wing with Stamkos (center) and Kucherov (right wing). It wasnt clicking,Ž Cooper said of this offense during the first two periods. We make the move to put Millsy up there, and I thought instantly it gave them a spark from the first shift of the third and all the way through.Ž The biggest spark came with a little more than 6 minutes to play when Miller crashed into Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn behind the Canadiens net, jarring the puck loose. The puck skidded to Stamkos, skating near the boards. From there it was a quick pass to Kucherov in front of the net. Kucherov tied the score with his 34th goal of the season. Its a heck of an opportunity,Ž Miller said of playing with his new linemates. It makes my job easy playing with those guys.Ž Miller has six points in his last four games. Its a little different style than what I was used to,Ž he said. These guys have been great. Theyre helping me along the way. The y tell me to p la y m y game. They tell me to keep it simple and the plays will open up. They play fast.Ž Miller quickly corrected himself. We play fast,Ž he said. Millers size and grit are great additions to the Lightning, since it is in need of both. His ability as a playmaker has shown up in his first two weeks since the trade. He certainly made an impact Saturday. Its funny how that works,Ž Cooper said. Sometimes when you move things around, it just changes the dynamic of the way the team is rolling and how the guys are thinking. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesnt, and (Saturday) it did.Ž Page 4 SP Sunday, March 11, 2018 / The SunCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: ConnecticutLIGHTNINGFrom Page 1By JOE SMITHTimes Staff WriterFor Lightning wing Ryan Callahan, a father of three, every child he meets through his pediatric cancer foundation hits home. Its what touches us, me and my wife,Ž Callahan said. We couldnt imagine being in that situation.Ž Then Ryan and Kyla Callahan met 8-yearold Morgan Allen, who might be their most heartbreaking case yet. Morgan is a sweet, sassy child. She is an adventurous big sister who has a blue belt in martial arts and was on training wheels by age 4. She makes good grades and is selfless, once giving a prize she won to a student who didnt win one. She also loves butterflies and unicorns. Pretty much what every father wants kids to do,Ž said her dad, Kenny Allen. Last summer Morgan started to have vision issues, so she was taken to her pediatrician. A 10to 15-minute CT scan turned into a rush to the emergency room and a devastating diagnosis. Morgan had brain stem cancer, a type called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Morgan was transferred to Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg, where doctors werent very optimistic. They sit you down and tell you shes got three months to a year to live,Ž said Kenny, his voice cracking. Its a killer. I was lost.Ž Kenny, 47, a terminal operator for Chevron, and his wife, Bhavana Patel, 44, a product manager for a payment processing company, exhausted their options. There is no mainstream treatment or cure for Morgans cancer, but an experimental trial in Mexico has shown progress. Patel said they have seen two children from Australia who have cancer-free scans because of the Mexico treatments. Its a Hail Mary,Ž Callahan said. The problem is, each treatment in Mexico costs $11,000, Allen said, plus $2,000 for travel. They went every three weeks to Monterrey and got positive results, with five treatments showing the tumor getting smaller. For Morgans treatment, doctors access an artery in the groin area, drive a catheter close to the cerebral cortex and release chemotherapy drugs near the tumor. The next type of immunotherapy for Morgan „ also available in Mexico „ is much more expensive, $33,000 per try, Patel said. Callahan met Morgan after the March 3 game against the Flyers at Amalie Arena. Callahans Ryan Callahan Foundation hosts pediatric cancer patients and their families at most every home game. Callahan gathers with the kids after the game in an adjacent locker room. Callahan, who has two daughters and an infant son, said he and Kyla were struck by Morgans story and wanted to help the family raise money through the familys website. The site has information about Morgan and ways you can donate via, and by mail. Callahan offered to match up to $5,000, and the fund was close to $77,000 between the fundraising websites as of Saturday. Morgan is in a wheelchair. Radiation treatments have led to decreased mobility in her right arm and leg. She is handling it like a champ, her parents said. She still laughs and giggles,Ž Allen said. Shes still herself.Ž The Callahans offered the family one of their foundations monthly Make-A-Wish-like trips. They could go to Disney World or to the beach with Morgans 5-year-old brother, Ashton. Anywhere to create some memories. Maybe one day,Ž her dad said.NHL: LightningRyan Callahan helping with Hail Mary for cancer patientAP FILE PHOTOConnecticut head coach Kevin Ollie looks up at the scoreboard during a game against Coppin State in Storrs, Conn. By PAT EATON-ROBBAssociated PressThe combination was too much for UConn: an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season. All of which left coach Kevin Ollie out of a job. He was fired Saturday four years after leading the Huskies to the NCAA basketball title. The university said in a statement it has initiated disciplinary proceduresŽ and is dismissing him for just cause.Ž The school says it would have no further comment until its disciplinary process and the NCAA inquiry are complete. The scope of the investigation is not clear. Our goal, above all, is to ensure we have a program that UConn Nation can be proud of, including our students, alumni, fans and all our committed supporters,Ž said Susan Herbst, the university president. Athletic director David Benedict said it was unfortunate that this decision became necessary.Ž He added that the team must be held to the highest standardsŽ and a search for a new coach begins immediately. Ollie was in the second year of a five-year deal valued at $17.9 million that was signed amid reports he was a candidate for several NBA jobs. He is not owed the remainder of his contract if fired for just cause, which includes serious NCAA violations. Ollie spent six seasons at UConn and was an assistant under Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun on the 2011 NCAA title team. The team went 14-18 this season, including 7-11 in the American Athletic Conference. Ollies career record at UConn is 127-79. He played point guard for Calhoun from 199195 and played 13 seasons in the NBA before joining the UConn staff in 2010. He was his former coachs hand-picked successor. Ollie guided the team to a 20-win season in his first year as coach, even though the program had been declared academically ineligible for postseason play. UConn was a seventh seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. It made an improbable six-game run, culminating with a 60-54 in over Kentucky in the national championship game. The Huskies went 20-15 the following season, losing in the NIT and bounced back with a 25-11 season in 201516, losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But UConn went 16-17 a year ago and followed that with another losing one. The Huskies have been plagued by injuries and other issues. Touted point guard Alterique Gilbert has played just nine games over two seasons because of shoulder problems. UConn “ res coach Ollie with school under NCAA inquiryRYAN CALLAHAN FOUNDATIONLightning wing Ryan Callahan (left) and his wife, Kyla (right, with baby Dominick), are trying to help Morgan Allen, middle, who has brain stem cancer. Morgan joined her dad, Kenny, top row right, and 5-year-old brother, Ashton, at Callahans Callys CrewŽ suite for the March 3 game against the Flyers at Amalie Arena. By BOB GLAUBERNewsday (TNS)Once again, Odell Beckham Jr.s name is in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time, its a video that went viral Friday night, a video that appeared to show the Giants star receiver lying in bed next to a woman. Beckham appeared to have a brown cigarette in his hand, a pepperoni pizza between them, and the woman appearing to hold a credit card near a plate with lines of a white substance on it. The video lasts only a few seconds, but it has raised enough suspicions to attract the attention of the Giants and the NFL. While neither the team nor the league would comment further than acknowledging they are aware of it, the mere hint of impropriety is almost certain to spark further examination. Its too soon to know whether any disciplinary action might be taken, but the fact that Beckham is embroiled in yet another controversy makes it that much more difficult for the Giants to justify rewarding him with a long-term contract. The wide receiver market is actually setting up quite nicely to determine a potential value for Beckham, who likely wont get the $20 million-a-year deal hes seeking. But the fact that Antonio Brown of the Steelers and now Mike Evans of the Buccaneers have inked long-term extensions worth more than $17 million per season at least offers a framework for a potential Beckham extension and a hefty raise from his $8.5 million salary in 2018. Yet how can the Giants possibly entertain the notion of investing so much money for a new deal when Beckham continues to muddy the waters with questionable behavior, both on and off the field? The list of incidents is as long as it is disturbing. „ He speared thenPanthers cornerback Josh Norman in a 2015 game that resulted in a one-game suspension „ this a year after he kicked then-Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree (who signed with the Giants this past week) and was fined $10,000. „ In an early 2016 game against the Redskins, he shoved a kicking net so hard it caromed back and hit him in the face. A week later, he nearly got into a fight with Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. „ After the Giants final regular-season game that year, Beckham took a trip to South Beach with a few teammates just days before the teams first playoff game since 2011. A picture of Beckham and fellow receivers Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis offered terrible optics, given the timing of the upcoming game. Beckham performed poorly in a blowout loss to the Packers, and afterward smashed his hand through a wall outside the Giants locker room, prompting then-general manager Jerry Reese to say the next day that Beckham needed to grow up.Ž „ In a Sept. 24, 2017, game at Philadelphia, Beckham celebrated a touchdown catch by pretending to urinate like a dog in the end zone, an incident that prompted team owner John Mara to excoriate Beckham in a private meeting a few days later. Beckham wound up missing most of the season with an ankle injury he initially suffered in a preseason game, and hed been mostly quiet ever since. But the emergence of the video puts him at the center of another controversy of his own making. While its unclear when the video was made, Beckhams behavior is back on the radar of Giants management. The fact that hes now playing for a new coach in Pat Shurmur and a new general man-ager in Dave Gettleman further magnify those issues. Beckhams football talent speaks for itself, and theres no question he is worth as much as any other receiver in the NFL. But as long as the team is wary of his behavioral issues, the time is still not right for the Giants to show him the money.COMMENTARY: NFLOdell Beckham Jr. viral video causes new concerns for Giants


The Sun / Sunday, March 11, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 48 17 .738 „ x-Boston 46 20 .697 2 Philadelphia 35 29 .547 12 New York 24 42 .364 24 Brooklyn 21 45 .318 27 Southeast Division W L PCT. GB Washington 38 28 .576 „ Miami 35 31 .530 3 Charlotte 28 38 .424 10 Orlando 20 46 .303 18 Atlanta 20 46 .303 18 Central Division W L PCT. GB Cleveland 38 27 .585 „ Indiana 38 28 .576 Milwaukee 35 31 .530 3 Detroit 30 36 .455 8 Chicago 22 43 .338 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L PCT. GB Houston 51 14 .785 „ New Orleans 38 27 .585 13 San Antonio 37 28 .569 14 Dallas 20 45 .308 31 Memphis 18 47 .277 33 Northwest Division W L PCT. GB Portland 40 26 .606 „ Minnesota 38 29 .567 2 Oklahoma City 38 29 .567 2 Denver 36 30 .545 4 Utah 36 30 .545 4 Paci“ c Division W L PCT. GBGolden State 51 15 .773 „ L.A. Clippers 35 29 .547 15 L.A. Lakers 29 36 .446 21 Sacramento 21 45 .318 30 Phoenix 19 48 .284 32 x-clinched playoff berthFridays GamesIndiana 112, Atlanta 87 Detroit 99, Chicago 83 Toronto 108, Houston 105 Washington 116, New Orleans 97 Milwaukee 120, New York 112 Utah 95, Memphis 78 Denver 125, L.A. Lakers 116 Sacramento 94, Orlando 88 Portland 125, Golden State 108 L.A. Clippers 116, Cleveland 102Saturdays GamesPhoenix at Charlotte, late Washington at Miami, late Memphis at Dallas, late San Antonio at Oklahoma City, late Orlando at L.A. Clippers, lateTodays GamesToronto at New York, 1 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 5 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesMilwaukee at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10:30 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at New York -9 218 Toronto at Minnesota -5 225 Golden State at New Orleans 4 211 Utah at Denver Off Off Sacramento at Dallas 12 214 Houston at Boston 6 208 Indiana at Brooklyn 6 217 Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers 2 228 ClevelandCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN UNDERDOG Pennsylvania -1 Harvard Georgia St Pk Texas ArlingtonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Boston Off at Chicago Off at Calgary -170 N.Y. Islanders+158 at Pittsburgh -152 Dallas +142 at Arizona Off at Vancouver Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueKANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Signed 3B Mike Moustakas to a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Domingo Acevedo to Trenton (EL). Reassigned RHP Brian Keller to their minor league camp.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned RHP Zach Jemiola to Albuquerque (PCL), and RHP Jesus Tinoco, C Chris Rabago and OF Yonathan Daza to Hartford (EL). Reassigned RHP Peter Lambert, C Dom Nunez and OF Sam Hilliard to their minor league camp.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Signed CB Blidi WrehWilson to a one-year contract extension. DETROIT LIONS „ Re-signed DE Kerry Hyder and LS Don Muhlbach. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Released P Brad Wing.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Recalled F John Hayden from Rockford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL).American Hockey LeagueSAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Recalled D Nolan De Jong from Colorado (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended ECHL Colorados Jesse Mychan inde“ nitely and “ ned him an undisclosed amount for a slew-footing infraction in a March 9 game at Rapid City.COLLEGESUCONN „ Fired mens basketball coach Kevin Ollie.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays Games No. 1 Virginia 64, No. 19 Clemson 58 No. 2 Villanova 87, Butler 68 Providence 75, No. 3 Xavier 72, OT No. 12 North Carolina 74, No. 5 Duke 69 No. 8 Cincinnati 61, SMU 51 No. 9 Kansas 83, Kansas State 67 No. 11 Wichita State 89, Temple 81 No. 13 Tennessee 62, Mississippi State 59 No. 18 West Virginia 66, No. 14 Texas Tech 63 No. 15 Arizona 78, UCLA 67, OT Alabama 81, No. 16 Auburn 63 No. 21 Houston 84, UCF 56 San Diego State 90, No. 22 Nevada 73 Arkansas 80, No. 23 Florida 72 No. 25 Rhode Island 76, VCU 67Saturdays GamesNo. 1 Virginia vs. No. 12 North Carolina, late No. 2 Villanova vs. Providence, late No. 8 Cincinnati 70, Memphis 60 No. 9 Kansas vs. No. 18 West Virginia, late No. 21 Houston 77, No. 11 Wichita State 74 No. 13 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66 No. 15 Arizona vs. Southern California, late No. 25 Rhode Island 90, Saint Josephs 87Todays GamesNo. 8 Cincinnati vs. Houston, 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee vs. Kentucky, 1 p.m. No. 25 Rhode Island vs. St. Bonaventure-Davidson winner, 1 p.m.CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTSAMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Championship SaturdayUMBC 65, Vermont 62AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Amway Cen ter, Orlando, Fla. Quarter“ nals FridayCincinnati 61, SMU 51 Memphis 67, Tulsa 64 Wichita State 89, Temple 81 Houston 84, UCF 56Semi“ nals SaturdayCincinnati 70, Memphis 60 Houston 77, Wichita State 74Championship TodayCincinnati vs. Houston, 3:30 p.m.ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE At The Barclays Center, New York Semi“ nals FridayVirginia 64, Clemson 58 North Carolina 74, Duke 69Championship SaturdayVirginia vs. North Carolina, lateATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE Championship March 4Lipscomb 108, Florida Gulf Coast 96ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE At Capitol One Arena, Washington Quarter“ nals FridayRhode Island 76, VCU 67 Saint Josephs 68, George Mason 49 St. Bonaventure 83, Richmond 77 Davidson 78, Saint Louis 60Semi“ nals SaturdayRhode Island 90, Saint Josephs 87 Davidson 82, St. Bonaventure 70Championship TodayRhode Island vs. Davidson, 1 p.m.BIG EAST CONFERENCE At Madison Square Garden, New York Semi“ nals FridayProvidence 75, Xavier 72, OT Villanova 87, Butler 68Championship SaturdayProvidence vs. Villanova, lateBIG SKY CONFERENCE At The Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. Semi“ nals FridayMontana 91, Northern Colorado 89, OT Eastern Washington 82, Southern Utah 70Championship SaturdayMontana vs. Eastern Washington, lateBIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Championship March 4Radford 55, Liberty 52BIG TEN CONFERENCE Championship March 4Michigan 75, Purdue 66BIG 12 CONFERENCE At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Semi“ nals FridayKansas 83, Kansas State 67 West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 63Championship SaturdayKansas vs. West Virginia, 6 p.m.BIG WEST CONFERENCE At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Semi“ nals FridayCal State Fullerton 55, UC Davis 52 UC Irvine 61, UC Santa Barbara 58Championship SaturdayCal State Fullerton vs. UC Irvine, lateCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Championship March 6College of Charleston 83, Northeastern 76, OTCONFERENCE USA At The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas Semi“ nals FridayMarshall 85, Southern Miss. 75 Western Kentucky 57, Old Dominion 49Championship SaturdayMarshall vs. Western Kentucky, lateHORIZON LEAGUE Championship March 6Wright St. 74, Cleveland State 57IVY LEAGUE At The Palestra, Philadelphia First Round SaturdayHarvard 74, Cornell 55 Pennsylvania 80, Yale 57Championship TodayHarvard vs. Pennsylvania, noonMETRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Championship March 5Iona 83, Fair“ eld 71MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Semi“ nals FridayBuffalo 78, Kent State 61 Toledo 64, Eastern Michigan 63Championship SaturdayBuffalo vs. Toledo, lateMID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va. Semi“ nals FridayHampton 96, N.C. A&T 86 N.C. Central 79, Morgan State 70Championship SaturdayN.C. Central 71, Hampton 63MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Championship March 4Loyola of Chicago 65, Illinois State 49MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridaySan Diego State 90, Nevada 73 New Mexico 83, Utah State 68Championship SaturdaySan Diego State vs. New Mexico, lateNORTHEAST CONFERENCE Championship March 6LIU Brooklyn 71, Wagner 61OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Championship March 3Murray State 68, Belmont 51PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE At T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridayArizona 78, UCLA 67, OT Southern Cal 74, Oregon 54Championship SaturdayArizona vs. Southern California, latePATRIOT LEAGUE Championship March 7Bucknell 83, Colgate 54SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE At Scottrade Center, St. Louis Quarter“ nals FridayAlabama 81, Auburn 63 Kentucky 62, Georgia 49 Tennessee 62, Mississippi State 59 Arkansas 80, Florida 72Semi“ nals SaturdayKentucky 86, Alabama 63 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66Championship TodayKentucky vs. Tennessee, 1 p.m.SOUTHERN CONFERENCE Championship March 5UNC-Greensboro 62, ETSU 47SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE At Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Semi“ nals FridaySoutheastern La. 89, Sam Houston State 79 Stephen F. Austin 78, Nicholls 66Championship SaturdaySoutheastern La. vs. Stephen F. Austin, lateSOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At The Delmar Center, Houston Semi“ nals FridayArkansas-Pine Bluff 71, Southern 65 Texas Southern 88, Prairie View A&M 74Championship TodayArkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Texas Southern, lateSUMMIT LEAGUE At PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Championship March 6 South Dakota State 97, South Dakota 87SUN BELT CONFERENCE At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans Quarter“ nals FridayLouisiana-Lafayette 80, Texas State 54 Texas-Arlington 84, Appalachian State 68 Georgia State 73, Troy 51 Georgia Southern 63, Louisiana-Monroe 55Semi“ nals SaturdayTexas-Arlington 71, Louisiana-Lafayette 68 Georgia State 73, Georgia Southern 67Championship TodayTexas-Arlington vs. Georgia State, 2 p.m.WEST COAST CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Championship March 6Gonzaga 74, BYU 54WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridayGrand Canyon 75, Utah Valley 60 New Mexico State 84, Seattle 79Championship SaturdayGrand Canyon vs. New Mexico State, lateWOMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays GamesNo games scheduledSaturdays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesNo games scheduledPRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 69 48 17 4 100 253 191 Boston 66 43 15 8 94 225 169 Toronto 68 39 22 7 85 223 195 Florida 65 33 25 7 73 198 204 Detroit 68 26 31 11 63 177 206 Montreal 68 25 31 12 62 173 214 Ottawa 67 23 33 11 57 181 233 Buffalo 69 22 35 12 56 165 224Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 68 38 23 7 83 206 200 Pittsburgh 68 39 25 4 82 224 205 Philadelphia 69 35 23 11 81 203 202 Columbus 69 36 28 5 77 188 193 New Jersey 68 34 26 8 76 201 206 Carolina 68 30 27 11 71 181 206 N.Y. Islanders 68 29 29 10 68 217 243 N.Y. Rangers 68 30 32 6 66 192 217WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 67 44 14 9 97 220 170 Winnipeg 68 41 18 9 91 227 179 Minnesota 68 39 22 7 85 215 194 Dallas 68 38 24 6 82 197 177 Colorado 68 36 24 8 80 215 202 St. Louis 68 36 27 5 77 187 180 Chicago 69 29 32 8 66 196 206Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 68 44 19 5 93 232 185 San Jose 68 36 23 9 81 198 186 Anaheim 69 34 23 12 80 193 189 Los Angeles 68 37 26 5 79 197 173 Calgary 69 34 25 10 78 195 201 Edmonton 67 29 34 4 62 189 220 Vancouver 68 25 34 9 59 183 224 Arizona 67 21 35 11 53 162 219 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 GamesColumbus 3, Detroit 2 Calgary 2, Ottawa 1 Dallas 2, Anaheim 1 Minnesota 5, Vancouver 2Saturdays GamesPhiladelphia 2, Winnipeg 1 Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 2, SO Vegas 2, Buffalo 1, SO Boston 7, Chicago 4 Colorado 5, Arizona 2 Washington 2, San Jose 0 St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 2 N.Y. Rangers at Florida, late Pittsburgh at Toronto, late New Jersey at Nashville, late Minnesota at Edmonton, lateTodays GamesBoston at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 7 p.m. Dallas at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Arizona, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesVegas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BRUINS 7, BLACKHAWKS 4CHICAGO 2 2 0 „ 4 BOSTON 2 1 4 „ 7 First Period„1, Boston, Acciari 8 (Kuraly), 11:27 (sh). 2, Boston, Krejci 15 (DeBrusk, Holden), 14:10 (pp). 3, Chicago, Toews 19 (Gustafsson, Kane), 14:27. 4, Chicago, Gustafsson 3 (Schmaltz, DeBrincat), 14:56. Penalties„Hayden, CHI, Major (“ ghting), 5:41; Kuraly, BOS, Major (“ ghting), 5:41; Jurco, CHI, (high sticking), 5:54; Marchand, BOS, (interference), 9:45; Murphy, CHI, (tripping), 12:36; Grzelcyk, BOS, (hooking), 17:51. Second Period„5, Chicago, Hayden 4 (Sharp, Kampf), 6:37. 6, Boston, Krejci 16 (Gionta, DeBrusk), 10:05 (pp). 7, Chicago, Highmore 1 (Anisimov, Gustafsson), 15:46. Penalties„Jurco, CHI, (slashing), 9:55. Third Period„8, Boston, Pastrnak 24 (Ril.Nash, Marchand), 6:23. 9, Boston, Gionta 2 (Grzelcyk, DeBrusk), 8:02 (pp). 10, Boston, Ric.Nash 21 (Krug, Marchand), 9:18 (pp). 11, Boston, Kuraly 6 (Schaller, Chara), 19:38. Penalties„Kane, CHI, major (high sticking), 6:43; Gustafsson, CHI, (tripping), 12:38. Shots on Goal„Chicago 12-7-8„27. Boston 13-12-15„40. Power -play opportunities„Chicago 0 of 2; Boston 4 of 6. Goalies„Chicago, Berube 2-3-0 (39 shots-33 saves). Boston, Rask 28-11-4 (27-23). A„17,565 (17,565). T„2:41. Referees„Marc Joannette, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen„Scott Cherrey, Jonny Murray.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, SABRES 1, SOVEGAS 0 0 1 0 „ 2 BUFFALO 0 0 1 0 „ 1Vegas wins shootout 2-1First Period„None. Penalties„None. Second Period„None. Penalties„Haula, VGK, (hooking), 1:10; Karlsson, VGK, (hooking), 6:44. Third Period„1, Buffalo, Bailey 3 (Pouliot), 2:47. 2, Vegas, Engelland 5 (Perron, Karlsson), 15:46. Penalties„Baptiste, BUF, (roughing), 6:01; Nelson, BUF, (delay of game), 17:46. Overtime„None. Penalties„None. Shootout„Vegas 2 (Perron G, Tuch NG, Karlsson NG, Marchessault NG, Haula G), Buffalo 1 (OReilly NG, Reinhart NG, Josefson G, Pominville NG, Pouliot NG). Shots on Goal„Vegas 11-7-13-3„34. Buffalo 7-15-9-1„32. Power -play opportunities„Vegas 0 of 2; Buffalo 0 of 2. Goalies„Vegas, Fleury 24-9-3 (32 shots-31 saves). Buffalo, Lehner 14-24-9 (34-33). A„19,070 (19,070). T„2:40. Referees„Brad Meier, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen„Devin Berg, Ryan Daisy.LIGHTNING 3, CANADIENS 2, SOMONTREAL 1 1 0 0 „ 2 TAMPA BAY 1 0 1 0 „ 3Tampa Bay wins shootout 2-1First Period„1, Montreal, Lehkonen 6 (Reilly, Hudon), 4:10 (pp). 2, Tampa Bay, Johnson 20 (Gourde, Sergachev), 13:43 (pp). Penalties„Erne, TB, (hooking), 2:45; de la Rose, MTL, (tripping), 12:32; de la Rose, MTL, (high sticking), 19:36. Second Period„3, Montreal, Galchenyuk 16 (Hudon), 3:00. Penalties„Juulsen, MTL, (delay of game), 6:39; Hudon, MTL, (tripping), 11:09; Erne, TB, (holding stick), 11:09. Third Period„4, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 34 (Stamkos, Miller), 13:43. Penalties„Paquette, TB, Major (“ ghting), 2:51; Benn, MTL, Major (“ ghting), 2:51; Miller, TB, (boarding), 7:17; Kunitz, TB, (high sticking), 15:58. Overtime„None. Penalties„Drouin, MTL, (tripping), 2:08. Shootout„Montreal 1 (Byron NG, Gallagher NG, Drouin G, Lehkonen NG), Tampa Bay 2 (Sergachev NG, Point G, Stamkos NG, Kucherov G). Shots on Goal„Montreal 6-12-10-1„29. Tampa Bay 11-10-10-3„34. Power -play opportunities„Montreal 1 of 3; Tampa Bay 1 of 4. Goalies„Montreal, Niemi 4-6-4 (34 shots-32 saves). Tampa Bay, Domingue 5-8-0 (29-27). A„19,092 (19,092). T„2:45. Referees„Steve Kozari, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen„David Brisebois, Libor Suchanek.FLYERS 2, JETS 1WINNIPEG 0 0 1 „ 1 PHILADELPHIA 0 2 0 „ 2 First Period„None. Penalties„Byfuglien, WPG, (tripping), 8:56. Second Period„1, Philadelphia, Giroux 24 (Filppula, Simmonds), 5:40. 2, Philadelphia, MacDonald 5 (Voracek, Patrick), 8:01. Penalties„ Wheeler, WPG, (tripping), 0:57; Konecny, PHI, (hooking), 8:59; Lehtera, PHI, (tripping), 15:43. Third Period„3, Winnipeg, Laine 40 (Stastny, Wheeler), 8:58 (pp). Penalties„Gudas, PHI, (delay of game), 0:32; Konecny, PHI, (tripping), 8:26. Shots on Goal„Winnipeg 9-11-8„28. Philadelphia 11-15-9„35. Power -play opportunities„Winnipeg 1 of 4; Philadelphia 0 of 2. Goalies„Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 35-11-8 (35 shots-33 saves). Philadelphia, Mrazek 12-10-4 (28-27). A„19,929 (19,543). T„2:23. Referees„Francis Charron, Garrett Rank. Linesmen„Brian Murphy, Tony Sericolo.AVALANCHE 5, C OYOTES 2ARIZONA 1 1 0 „ 2 COLORADO 3 0 2 „ 5 First Period„1, Colorado, Comeau 11 (Soderberg), 1:45. 2, Arizona, Dvorak 13 (Panik, Archibald), 2:14. 3, Colorado, Barrie 10 (MacKinnon, Rantanen), 2:41. 4, Colorado, Soderberg 15 (Comeau), 4:22. Penalties„Dauphin, ARI, (hooking), 5:51; MacKinnon, COL, (cross checking), 14:23; MacKinnon, COL, served by Andrighetto, (roughing), 17:18; Martinook, ARI, Major (“ ghting), 17:18; MacKinnon, COL, Major (“ ghting), 17:18. Second Period„5, Arizona, Panik 8 (Richardson), 15:09. Penalties„Perlini, ARI, (high sticking), 6:28; Landeskog, COL, (hooking), 15:49. Third Period„6, Colorado, Jost 8 (Barrie, Rantanen), 10:45 (pp). 7, Colorado, Rantanen 23 (MacKinnon, Warsofsky), 12:40. Penalties„ Arizona bench, served by Fischer (too many men on the ice), 10:10; Ekman-Larsson, ARI, (slashing), 13:54; Zadorov, COL, (roughing), 13:54; Domi, ARI, (roughing), 13:54; Andrighetto, COL, (roughing), 13:54; Perlini, ARI, Misconduct (misconduct), 13:54; Ekman-Larsson, ARI, (cross checking), 13:54; Zadorov, COL, Misconduct (misconduct), 13:54; Rantanen, COL, (tripping), 15:07. Shots on Goal„Arizona 10-10-8„28. Colorado 9-8-14„31. Power -play opportunities„Arizona 0 of 3; Colorado 1 of 4. Goalies„Arizona, Kuemper 11-2-4 (31 shots-26 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 18-13-6 (4-4), Bernier 17-11-2 (24-22). T„2:36. Referees„Gord Dwyer, TJ Luxmore. Linesmen„ Derek Amell, Brad Kovachik.CAPITALS 2, SHARKS 0WASHINGTON 0 1 1 „ 2 SAN JOSE 0 0 0 „ 0 First Period„None. Penalties„Wilson, WSH, (interference), 9:58. Second Period„1, Washington, Backstrom 17 (Connolly, Carlson), 18:32. Penalties„Wilson, WSH, (clipping), 11:36. Third Period„2, Washington, Eller 15 (Orlov, Niskanen), 18:11. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Washington 6-12-8„26. San Jose 12-3-9„24. Power -play opportunities„Washington 0 of 0; San Jose 0 of 2. Goalies„Washington, Grubauer 9-8-3 (24 shots-24 saves). San Jose, Jones 22-18-6 (25-24). A„17,562 (17,562). T„2:17. Referees„Trevor Hanson, Dan ORourke. Linesmen„Shane Heyer, Mark Wheler.BLUES 7, KINGS 2ST. LOUIS 2 2 3 „ 7 LOS ANGELES 0 1 1 „ 2 First Period„1, St. Louis, Bortuzzo 2 (Barbashev, T.Thompson), 3:03. 2, St. Louis, Parayko 6 (Berglund, Jaskin), 8:53. Penalties„Berglund, STL, (hooking), 1:09; Brown, LA, (slashing), 1:51; Tarasenko, STL, (slashing), 4:01; N.Thompson, LA, (delay of game), 6:51. Second Period„3, Los Angeles, Doughty 9 (Muzzin, Kopitar), 13:13. 4, St. Louis, Pietrangelo 12 (Schwartz, Brodziak), 17:08. 5, St. Louis, Barbashev 6 (Sobotka, Pietrangelo), 19:34. Penalties„None. Third Period„6, St. Louis, Tarasenko 27 (Schwartz), 0:26. 7, St. Louis, Brodziak 10 (Thorburn, Steen), 0:58. 8, St. Louis, Schwartz 20 (Dunn, Tarasenko), 12:11. 9, Los Angeles, Brown 20 (Kopitar, Carter), 19:45 (pp). Penalties„Forbort, LA, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:48; Steen, STL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:48; Martinez, LA, (holding), 16:46; Schmaltz, STL, (slashing), 19:19. Shots on Goal„St. Louis 17-12-14„43. Los Angeles 17-14-9„40. Power -play opportunities„St. Louis 0 of 3; Los Angeles 1 of 3. Goalies„St. Louis, Allen 20-20-2 (40 shots-38 saves). Los Angeles, Campbell 1-0-0 (14-11), Quick 26-25-2 (29-25). A„18,230 (18,230). T„2:33. Referees„Dave Jackson, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen„Lonnie Cameron, Scott Driscoll.ECHLAll Times Eastern Eastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Manchester 60 35 20 3 2 75 221 177 Adirondack 61 34 21 3 3 74 201 192 Reading 61 33 21 7 0 73 193 169 Wheeling 62 31 24 6 1 69 219 212 Worcester 58 26 25 4 3 59 156 172 Brampton 60 23 27 6 4 56 177 203 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Florida 59 41 12 2 4 88 206 145 South Carolina 58 38 13 6 1 83 176 126 Orlando 61 29 26 5 1 64 180 200 Atlanta 62 28 31 1 2 59 176 196 Norfolk 61 23 32 5 1 52 184 225 Jacksonville 60 22 31 4 3 51 173 205 Greenville 61 21 33 6 1 49 179 244 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Toledo 61 42 14 3 2 89 203 139 Fort Wayne 58 40 15 2 1 83 246 168 Cincinnati 57 33 22 2 0 68 183 169 Kansas City 60 30 27 1 2 63 164 187 Kalamazoo 59 28 25 4 2 62 214 215 Indy 60 29 28 2 1 61 196 207 Quad City 61 20 37 3 1 44 168 257 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Colorado 60 38 16 4 2 82 214 182 Idaho 60 34 19 4 3 75 202 169 Wichita 60 31 23 4 2 68 194 192 Allen 59 29 24 4 2 64 191 186 Tulsa 60 26 23 3 8 63 182 194 Utah 60 25 23 6 6 62 197 208 Rapid City 59 20 34 3 2 45 164 220 Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Fridays Games Manchester 5, Adirondack 4 Fort Wayne 6, Kalamazoo 2 Wheeling 4, Reading 3, OT Greenville 3, South Carolina 2 Brampton 4, Norfolk 3 Toledo 8, Quad City 0 Florida 5, Jacksonville 2 Indy 5, Cincinnati 2 Allen 5, Utah 4, SO Colorado 4, Rapid City 3, SO Idaho 3, Kansas City 2, OT Saturdays Games Adirondack 4, Norfolk 1 Orlando 7, Greenville 1 Indy 4, Kalamazoo 3, OT Reading 6, Wheeling 3 South Carolina 5, Atlanta 0 Toledo 4, Quad City 2 Florida 3, Jacksonville 2 Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Wichita at Tulsa, 8:05 p.m. Allen at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Kansas City at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Sundays Games Cincinnati at Brampton, 2 p.m. Norfolk at Manchester, 3 p.m. Orlando at Greenville, 3 p.m. Adirondack at Worcester, 3:05 p.m. Jacksonville at South Carolina, 3:05 p.m. Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 5 p.m. Rapid City at Colorado, 5:05 p.m. Wichita at Tulsa, 5:05 p.m. Indy at Toledo, 5:15 p.m. Mondays Games No games scheduledPRO BASEBALLSPRING TRAININGAll times EasternAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. New York 11 4 .733 Houston 11 5 .688 Cleveland 9 6 .600 Minnesota 7 6 .538 Oakland 7 6 .538 Boston 8 7 .533 Toronto 8 8 .500 Kansas City 7 7 .500 Chicago 7 8 .467 Baltimore 7 8 .467 Tampa Bay 7 8 .467 Detroit 6 9 .400 Los Angeles 7 11 .389 Texas 5 9 .357 Seattle 5 9 .357NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Chicago 11 2 .846 Miami 9 5 .643 Milwaukee 9 6 .600 San Diego 8 6 .571 Arizona 9 7 .563 Atlanta 8 7 .533 San Francisco 8 7 .533 Los Angeles 8 7 .533 Washington 7 7 .500 St. Louis 6 8 .429 Colorado 6 9 .400 Philadelphia 6 10 .375 Pittsburgh 5 9 .357 New York 5 10 .333 Cincinnati 5 11 .313(ss)-split squad games count in the standings, ties and games against non-MLB teams do not countFridays GamesMiami 5, Boston 4 Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Detroit 4 Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 Toronto 8, Baltimore 5 Arizona 7, Kansas City (ss) 2 Chicago Cubs 6, L.A. Angels 1 Oakland 2, Milwaukee 0 San Francisco 10, Seattle 7 L.A. Dodgers 6, Kansas City (ss) 4 San Diego 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Cleveland 8, Colorado 5 Houston 4, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Cincinnati 6, Texas 3Saturdays GamesAtlanta 15, Pittsburgh (ss) 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 3 N.Y. Yankees 10, N.Y. Mets 3 Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 3 Washington 2, Houston 2 Baltimore 13, Pittsburgh (ss) 5 Toronto 6, Detroit 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 4 Milwaukee 9, Colorado 2 San Francisco 11, L.A. Angels (ss) 7 Texas 8, Oakland 2 Cleveland 8, San Diego 8 Arizona 10, Kansas City 3 San Francisco (ss) 9, L.A. Angels 8 Boston at Minnesota, ccd. Seattle vs. Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers, lateTodays GamesAtlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Arizona vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. San Diego vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 6:05 p.m.Mondays GamesBaltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07 p.m. San Diego vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Colorado vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 6:35 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 9:40 p.m.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPTICKET GUARDIAN 500 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for todays race at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 136.945 mph. 2. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 136.643. 3. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 136.126. 4. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 136.080. 5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 135.947. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 135.900. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 135.870. 8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 135.864. 9. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 135.829. 10. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 135.522. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 134.791. 12. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 134.776. 13. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 135.262. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 135.181. 15. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 135.074. 16. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 135.014. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 135.008. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 134.998. 19. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 134.700. 20. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 134.283. 21. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 134.238. 22. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 134.078. 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 133.764. 24. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 133.566. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 133.274. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 133.215. 27. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 133.052. 28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 133.013. 29. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 132.920. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 132.597. 31. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 131.844. 32. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 130.709. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 130.378. 34. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 129.697. 35. (51) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 128.889. 36. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 128.553. 37. (00) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 0.000.VERIZON INDYCARGRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race today, at Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Fla. (With qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses) 1. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 01:01.6643 (105.085 mph) 2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:01.7346 (104.965) 3. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 01:01.7631 (104.917) 4. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 01:01.7633 (104.917) 5. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:01.8821 (104.715) 6. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:02.0385 (104.451) 7. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 01:00.9986 (106.232) 8. ( 88 ) Gabb y Chaves Chevrolet 01:01.1191 (106.023) 9. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 01:01.6527 (105.105) 10. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 01:01.7213 (104.988) 11. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:04.6739 (100.195) 12. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 01:07.0377 (96.662) 13. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 01:00.4320 (107.228) 14. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 01:00.9587 (106.301) 15. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 01:00.4585 (107.181) 16. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 01:00.9668 (106.287) 17. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 01:00.5009 (107.106) 18. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 01:01.3013 (105.707) 19. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 01:01.0270 (106.183) 20. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 01:01.3360 (105.648) 21. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 01:01.1868 (105.905) 22. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 01:01.8567 (104.758) 23. (32) Rene Binder, Chevrolet, 01:01.7003 (105.024) 24. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 01:04.0990 (101.094)GOLFPGA TOURVALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $6.5 million. Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundCorey Conners 67-69-68„204 Justin Rose 70-69-66„205 Brandt Snedeker 70-68-67„205 Tiger Woods 70-68-67„205 Sam Burns 71-69-67„207 Patrick Reed 71-69-67„207 Rory Sabbatini 70-71-67„208 Tyrone Van Aswegen 75-65-68„208 Ryan Palmer 72-66-70„208 Kelly Kraft 68-70-70„208 Adam Scott 70-73-66„209 Russell Knox 69-74-66„209 Branden Grace 73-68-68„209 Trey Mullinax 72-68-69„209 Louis Oosthuizen 71-69-69„209 Webb Simpson 71-68-70„209 Paul Casey 70-68-71„209 Scott Stallings 72-73-65„210 William McGirt 71-70-69„210 Luke List 70-71-69„210 Zach Johnson 73-68-69„210 Blayne Barber 70-70-70„210 Bob Estes 70-70-70„210 Sean OHair 71-68-71„210 Sergio Garcia 70-72-69„211 Steve Stricker 70-71-70„211 Jason Kokrak 72-67-72„211 Abraham Ancer 72-73-67„212 J.B. Holmes 71-74-67„212 T.J. Vogel 73-70-69„212 Dominic Bozzelli 70-73-69„212 Jim Furyk 70-73-69„212 Cameron Smith 71-72-69„212 Austin Cook 73-70-69„212 Brice Garnett 73-69-70„212 Ryan Blaum 73-69-70„212 Adam Hadwin 71-70-71„212 Jimmy Walker 69-71-72„212 Keegan Bradley 69-70-73„212 Graeme McDowell 73-72-68„213 Jamie Lovemark 72-73-68„213 Robert Garrigus 76-68-69„213 Sam Ryder 75-69-69„213 Charl Schwartzel 70-73-70„213 Chad Campbell 72-72-70„214 Whee Kim 68-74-72„214 Adam Schenk 71-71-72„214 Shane Lowry 71-70-73„214 Bill Haas 73-68-73„214 Charles Howell III 75-70-70„215 Ryan Armour 73-71-71„215 Luke Donald 70-74-71„215 Aaron Baddeley 72-71-72„215 Matt Kuchar 71-72-72„215 Scott Brown 72-71-72„215 Aaron Wise 76-67-72„215 Ollie Schniederjans 72-71-72„215 Lucas Glover 70-72-73„215 Chris Kirk 70-71-74„215 Stephan Jaeger 71-74-71„216 Alex Cejka 73-72-71„216 David Lingmerth 72-71-73„216 Chris Couch 71-72-73„216 Matt Every 74-69-73„216 Ernie Els 71-74-72„217 Ben Martin 75-69-73„217 Si Woo Kim 71-72-74„217 Stewart Cink 70-72-75„217 Nick Watney 68-74-75„217 Sam Saunders 74-71-73„218 J.J. Henry 72-71-75„218 Rod Pampling 72-71-75„218 Patrick Rodgers 75-70-74„219 Sung Kang 74-71-74„219 Harold Varner III 72-71-76„219 Martin Flores 71-74-75„220 Dylan Meyer 70-74-76„220 Fabin Gmez 72-71-77„220PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSTOSHIBA CLASSICFriday at Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, Calif. Purse: $1.8 million; Yardage: 6,584; Par: 71First RoundTom Pernice Jr. 32-32„64 Scott Parel 31-36„67 Joey Sindelar 34-33„67 Scott Verplank 34-33„67 David Frost 33-34„67 Scott McCarron 32-35„67 Tommy Tolles 34-33„67 Fran Quinn 31-36„67 Steve Jones 33-35„68 Glen Day 34-34„68 Tom Byrum 31-37„68 Tom Lehman 32-36„68 Vijay Singh 33-35„68 Ken Tanigawa 32-36„68 Steve Flesch 32-37„69 Fred Funk 34-35„69 Kent Jones 35-34„69 Joe Durant 35-34„69 Mark Calcavecchia 32-37„69 Mark OMeara 33-36„69 Jos Mara Olazbal 34-35„69 Woody Austin 34-35„69 Michael Allen 33-36„69 Todd Hamilton 33-37„70 Tommy Armour III 34-36„70 Jeff Maggert 34-36„70 Miguel Angel Jimnez 34-36„70 Esteban Toledo 33-37„70 Jerry Kelly 34-36„70 Bernhard Langer 35-35„70 Michael Bradley 34-37„71 Scott Dunlap 34-37„71 Larry Mize 35-36„71 John Daly 36-35„71 John Riegger 34-37„71 Olin Browne 35-36„71 Jerry Smith 32-39„71 Rocco Mediate 34-37„71 Lee Janzen 35-36„71 Paul Goydos 34-37„71 Carlos Franco 35-36„71 Blaine McCallister 34-37„71 Marco Dawson 33-38„71 Jeff Brehaut 37-34„71 Tim Petrovic 37-35„72 Jeff Sluman 37-35„72EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOURHERO INDIAN OPENSaturdays leaders at DLF Golf & Country Club, New Delhi Purse: $1.75 million. Yardage: 7,417; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundMatt Wallace, England 69-70-70„209 Shubhankar Sharma, India 73-64-72„209 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 72-71-67„210 Andrew Johnson, England 72-66-73„211 Matthias Schwab, Austria 71-72-68„211 Emiliano Grillo, Argentina 65-68-78„211 Sihwan Kim, United States 70-70-72„212 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 67-71-74„212 Paul Peterson, United States 67-73-73„213 Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal 69-73-71„213 Aaron Rai, England 71-73-69„213 Joost Luiten, Netherlands 71-69-74„214 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 74-68-72„214 Panuphol Pittayarat, Thailand 69-70-76„215 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 71-70-74„215 Choi Jinho, South Korea 72-71-72„215 Steven Brown, England 74-71-70„215 Clement Sordet, France 72-72-71„215AlsoJarin Todd, United States 72-74-70„216 Casey OToole, United States 74-66-77„217 Micah Lauren Shin, United States 73-73-77„223 Kurt Kitayama, United States 72-71-83„226


Associated PressRAYS 5, PHILLIES 3: Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez threw four scoreless innings and Odubel Herrera got two hits for the second straight day. Nathan Eovaldi started for Tampa Bay, pitching three innings and allowing one run on four hits. David Olmedo-Barrera homered twice for the Rays. ASTROS 2, NATIONALS 2, 9 INNINGS: Houston starter Dallas Keuchel allowed one hit in 3 2/3 innings, striking out “ ve. Jose Altuve went 0 for 3 but stole his “ rst base. Washington managed only two hits „ singles by Bryce Harper and Ryan Raburn „ until the ninth. Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy moved along in his recovery from offseason knee surgery, taking batting practice on the “ eld for the “ rst time this spring. YANKEES 10, METS 3: Giancarlo Stanton hit his “ rst home run of the spring „ a two-run drive off Mets starter Matt Harvey „ and Aaron Judge doubled, singled and scored twice. Harvey gave up “ ve runs on six hits and a walk, pitching 4 2/3 innings. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a scoreless inning and setup man Dellin Betances allowed one run on two hits in an inning. Jose Reyes had two hits and stole two bases for the Mets, while Tim Tebow struck out twice in a 0-for-3 day and saw his average drop to .071. BRAVES 15, PIRATES (SS) 1: Atlanta top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. had two hits to raise his average to .433, walked and scored a run while Dansby Swanson homered for the second time. Starter Mike Foltynewicz pitched four shutout innings. Jordy Mercer hit his “ rst home run for Pittsburghs split squad. Starter Trevor Williams gave up three runs in four innings. Felipe Rivero pitched the “ fth and allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. MARLINS 7, CARDINALS 3: Starlin Castro hit his “ rst home run for Miami. Michael Wacha started for St. Louis, pitching four innings and allowing four runs on six hits and a walk. Projected starter Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the “ nal three innings for the Marlins, allowing one run on two hits and a walk. ORIOLES 13, PIRATES (SS) 5: Manny Machado and Trey Mancini both homered for the third time and Jonathan Schoop added his second for Baltimore. Colby Rasmus had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice. Chad Kuhl was knocked around in a start for Pittsburghs split squad, pitching 2 1/3 innings and allowing eight runs on seven hits and three walks. Starling Marte had two hits, including an RBI triple, to raise his average to .526. BLUE JAYS 6, TIGERS 3: Curtis Granderson hit his fourth home run and tripled for the second time this spring for Toronto. Teoscar Hernandez capped a “ ve-run “ rst inning with a grand slam off Detroit starter Mike Fiers. Jaime Garcia started for the Blue Jays, pitching three scoreless innings and striking out two. Miguel Cabrera doubled and walked for Detroit. RED SOX-TWINS, PPD.: Brian Dozier singled and scored, then hit a two-run homer during Minnesotas ninerun “ rst inning against Boston in a game that started late before being rained out. GIANTS (SS) 9, ANGELS (SS) 8: Mike Trout homered, doubled and singled for Los Angeles, driving in two runs and scoring twice. Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun both added two-run singles the Angels split-squad team. Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs for a second straight day for San Franciscos split squad. GIANTS (SS) 11, ANGELS (SS) 7: Brandon Belt hit a solo home run and an RBI double and Jarrett Parker and Nick Hundley also homered for San Francisco. Luis Valbuena had two hits, including a three-run homer, and Eric Young Jr. added two hits and a stolen base for Los Angeles split squad. WHITE SOX 4, CUBS (SS) 4, 9 INNINGS: Lucas Giolito struck out eight in four innings for the White Sox, allowing one run and two hits. Top prospect Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run homer. Kyle Schwarber doubled and scored for the Cubs split squad. Kyle Hendricks started, pitching four innings and allowing two runs on “ ve hits while striking out seven. INDIANS 8, PADRES 8, 9 INNINGS: Jose Ramirez got his “ rst home run for Cleveland, “ nishing with two hits and two RBIs. Yandy Diaz added a grand slam in the seventh inning. Francisco Lindor had two hits and swiped his “ rst base for the Indians. Jose Pirela had three hits for San Diego, including his “ rst spring homer, and is batting .458. Travis Jankowski hit a three-run homer. BREWERS 9, ROCKIES 2: Lorenzo Cain had two hits for Milwaukee, raising his average to .458, and scored a run on Ryan Brauns “ rstinning double. Eric Thames and Jonathan Villar drove in runs and Domingo Santana hit his “ rst home run for the Brewers. Tyler Anderson started for Colorado, pitching three innings and allowing four runs „ one earned „ on “ ve hits and a walk. David Dahl had a tworun triple. RANGERS 8, ATHLETICS 2: Elvis Andrus had his “ rst home run and “ nished with two hits and three RBIs for Texas. Joey Gallo had a two-run single for the Rangers and starter Mike Minor allowed just one hit, pitching four shutout innings. Paul Blackburn started for Oakland, pitching three innings and allowing two runs on two hits and two walks. Jake Smolinski hit his third home run for the Athletics. DIAMONDBACKS 10, ROYALS 3: David Peralta and Ketel Marte both had three hits for Arizona. Taijuan Walker started for the Diamondbacks, pitching two innings and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. Jason Hammel also lasted just two innings in his second start for Kansas City, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. Paulo Orlando drove in a run with his “ fth double of the spring for the Royals. Page 6 SP Sunday, March 11, 2018 / The SunBy MARC TOPKINTimes Staff WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „ How this season plays out will be one of baseballs bigger mysteries. Rays officials are adamant that with a remixed roster emphasizing pitching and defense and a more contact-oriented offensive approach they are good enough to compete. Some scouts and observers suggest more middling, though with a chance to surprise. And there are the doomand-gloomers, including some longtime fans, predicting 100-plus losses and Major League movie conspiracy theories with Stuart Sternberg in the role of Rachel Phelps, wanting the team to lose to hasten a move. But next season, and the year after? The Rays could be in a very promising position. If „ and that is a big first word „ they hit with most of the advanced prospects theyve assembled, led by Willy Adames and Jake Bauers, the Rays would have a core of young and inexpensive players surrounding Kevin Kiermaier and (if not traded) Chris Archer. And a low enough payroll that they could in theory be in position to add some major talent through trades or even free agency. (So, Bryce Harper ƒ ?) Our staff has done a wonderful job of greatly strengthening our talent pipeline,Ž GM Erik Neander said. It takes alignment, commitment and patience to do it properly and weve seen that to the fullest. As that talent rises to the major-league level, and merges with the pieces already in place, we believe we will soon be well positioned for another run of sustained success.Ž Looking ahead, the Rays have only $15.5 million com mitted for 2019 to Archer and Kiermaier. With closer Alex Colome likely traded, only three of their other seven arbitration eligibles seem likely to be back: 1B/DH C.J. Cron ($2.3 million this year), INF Matt Duffy ($930,000), RHP Matt Andriese ($559,400 this year, first time eligible in 19). With so many young players making near the $555,000 minimum, the Rays could have the bulk of their team covered in the $35-37-million range (or in the mid-$40s with Colome, $5.3 million this year), and the flexibility „ if they feel the team is positioned to win based on the young players „ to add on significantly. Theres a lot of ifs.Roster ruminationsIn waiting once again for INF Brad Miller to get back on the field, its worth noting the Rays could opt to cut him loose and pay only one-fourth of his $4.5 million nonguaranteed arbitration salary. ƒ If so, they could use that money to add another infield bat, maybe like Neil Walker. ƒ As much as Tampa-resident OF/DH Jose Bautistawould be a convenient sign, and Bovada online oddsmakers have the Rays 8-5 favorites, the fit just may not be right. ƒ The cost of a callup: Because RHP Jose De Leon spent one day with the Rays last season, he cant be optioned injured to the minors, and thus will spend all season on the big-league DL rehabbing from upcoming Tommy John surgery, getting pay and „ perhaps more costly „ service time.Rays rumblingsExpect a more baseball-centric presentation before and during games at the Trop, with changes in music (plus addition of an organ), videoboard programming and ingame host, hopefully one who screams less. ƒs Jon Tayler gave the Rays a D for their offseason, saying they may not be that badŽ but their cowardly and insulting moves designed first and foremost to save money are hard to stomach.Ž ƒ Installation of the new Trop turf is expected to be completed this week. ƒ. Prepping for the regular-season, the Rays are next to last in the majors in spring attendance, their average of 3,743 better than only the Reds (3,422). ƒ Interesting pitch by Rays brass suggesting making the roof retractable at the planned new Ybor stadium would be a community decisionŽ „ spending the extra $150 million „ because it would be of more benefit for off-season events. ƒ Replacement giveaways are being lined up for two planned Steven Souza Jr. items. Maybe they could repurpose some of the hugging dolls to resemble also traded Evan Longoria, Jake Odorizzi and Corey Dickerson for long goodbyes. ƒ Ex-Ray Tim Beckham, now the Orioles third baseman, told the New York Times Tyler Kepner that he wears No. 1 as a symbol of his confidence in himself: If you give me the opportunity to play every day, I think Im the best shortstop in baseball. ƒ also ranks RHP Jake Faria one of the top AL sleepers for fantasy baseball picks. ƒ The 20-year history book will be available at the team store by opening day.MLB: RaysRays could be set up to win and spend big in 2019 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=712418Expires 3/18/18$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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On Saturday in Nationals camp, that meant rehearsing walkoff home runs. Its going to happen,Ž first-year manager Dave Martinez told the players. One of you guys are going to hit a walk-off home run.Ž Washington position players began their day with baserunning drills on one of the Nationals back fields. Before heading to an adjacent field for batting practice, each position player had a chance to practice one game-winning trip around the bases. The Nationals hit three walk-off home runs in 2017, winning a total of nine games in walk-off fashion. I tell them, just like everything else, we work really hard, I also want them to have fun,Ž Martinez said. Some players took their swings, pretended to lay the bat on the plate, and casually made their way around the bases. First base coach Tim Bogar extended his hand to its highest point, forcing 5-foot-9 minor league catcher Jhonatan Solano to sprint and leap to deliver a proper high-five. And then their was veteran Howie Kendrick, who re-enacted the celebration from his Aug. 13 grand slam that defeated San Francisco in 11 innings last season. Kendrick released a primal scream as he headed toward first base, gave a leaping high-five to third base coach Bob Henley, and raced to the plate where he celebrated in a scrum with teammates. Howie was all in,Ž Martinez said. I loved it.Ž Recounting the hypothetical at-bat, Kendrick said he blasted an imaginary hanging breaking ball into the seats. Its something fun,Ž Kendrick said afterward. Kind of mind games, I guess.Ž Fun was the key word. I guess it cant hurt,Ž said shortstop Trea Turner, who did a version of the Sammy Sosa double hop leaving the box. Why not practice, right?Ž Martinez didnt mind a little showboating. He didnt intend to discipline batters who flipped fictional bats or pimped their shots a policy that will carry over into the season. To me, everybody does it,Ž Martinez said of bat flips. So I mean, youve got to pick your battles.ŽHarper, Nats practice game-ending HR trotsAP PHOTOWashington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) drives in a run with a base hit in the fifth inning of a spring training game against the New York Mets Thursday in West Palm Beach. MLB: NationalsSPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP


USA TODAY LIFE MARCH 11, 2 01 8 USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE Zulily survey of 500 U.S. Millennial pet ownersMIKE B. SMITH, JANET LOEHRKE/USA TODAY 45%of Millennials say getting their pets approval of their dates would matter more than getting family approval. SUNDAY DVD/BLU-RAYView : The Oscar-winning lm The Shape of Water is out Tuesday. The lm is set in the 1960s and tells the story of a voiceless woman who bonds with a captured sea monster.USA TODAYs Brian Truitt gave the lm eee1‡2. STREAMINGWatch : On Friday, Netflix brings a modern retelling of the classic story Benji. In the movie, the pup makes friends with two school kids. MUSICListen : Snoop Doggs latest album, Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love is out Friday. Its the artists rst foray into gospel, and he dropped a few songs from the album in February „ Blessing Me Again, Words are Few, Blessed & Highly Favored, Saved and You .CALENDAR NETFLIX GETTY IMAGESPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Com p iled b y Mar y Cadden NEW YORK … Whoever said war is hellŽ clearly hadnt experienced high-school theater tech week. In a lateseason episode of NBCs new musical drama Rise, premiering Tuesday(10 ET/PT), a ragtag group of students at Stanton High School are rehearsing provocative rock musical Spring Awakening which has caused waves of controversy in their ctional Pennsylvania town. But days away from opening night, nerves are starting to get the best of its young cast and stagehands. Dashing onstage, one student rips her dress sleeve on the shows industrial set; moments later, another kid working the soundboard misses his cue as he texts on his phone, bringing a raucous production number to a screeching halt. Sitting in a darkened auditorium „ created on a Brooklyn sound stage „ teachers Lou (Josh Radnor) and Tracey (Rosie Perez) bury their heads in their hands as they watch students ail their arms and knock into each other performing another ensemble dance scene, sending one girl toppling. That was really bad, and by really TELEVISION Executive producer Jason Katims, right, works with Rosie Perez and Josh Radnor, two of the stars of Rise.ŽPHOTOS BY VIRGINIA SHERWOOD/NBCRise brings high drama to teenage musicalPatrick RyanUSA TODAYSeeRISE,Page2U In NBCs Rise,Ž characters break into song only in performance settings and get to display their vocal range in an authentic way.


2 SUNDAY,MARCH11,2018 USA TODAY LIFE PUZZLEANSWERS bad, I mean really good,Ž choreographer Danny Meord says, applauding Rise s young actors after they nish an intentionally messy take. Yay!Ž cheers Moana sAulii Cravalho, 17, who plays mousy introvert Lilette. For any theater folk out there, this is going to be the most stressful episode, because theyll know exactly what (these characters are) going through,Ž says her co-star, Damon J. Gillespie, 23, in an interview on set last fall. But so far, it looks like were going to pull through.Ž Rise was created by Jason Katims, best known for earnest family dramas Parenthood and Friday Night Lights The show is based on Michael Sokoloves book Drama High which tells the true story of a high-school teacher who tries to shake up the drama program in his recession-plaguedblue-collar town. Katims wasnt a musical-theater bu growing up, but took playwriting classes in college, which kindled an interest in the art form. With Rise he wanted to explore issues aecting teenagers in a close-knit community, as characters grapple with sexuality, pregnancy, alcoholism, and divorce. I really liked the idea that it wasnt going to be about the High School of Performing Arts or these people destined to be Broadway stars,Ž Katims says. It was really about these people in this working-class town, and how having this mentor like Lou helps them realize what their lives could be. Its sort of a cousin to Friday Night Lights in that way, and I wanted the show to have that feeling.Ž The main source of tension for the towns adults is Lou taking over the theater program from Tracey, the longtime department head who prefers to put on more traditional productions such as Grease so as not to oend potential donors to the school. Her need and her desire to concentrate on more uy musicals is because she wants to drive ticket sales and not rock the boat in a small town,Ž says Perez, an Oscar-nominated actress ( Fearless ) and former co-host of The View When Lou comes around and rocks that boat, she panics and tries to inform him this is a mistake.Ž But slowl y she starts to see Lou as a progressive man with progressive ideas, and she doesnt want to admit it, but she admires that a lot and sees that his direction can elevate the lives of these kids.Ž Tracey soon becomes Lous ally as he squares o with conservative school administrators and parents oended by Awakening s racy material (the musical tackles sex, masturbation, suicide and child abuse). He must also try to woo Robbie (Gillespie), the varsity quarterback whose coach will stop at nothing to keep him on the eld and o stage. There arent proper villains in this piece, but there are tons of obstacles,Ž says Radnor, best known for CBS How I Met Your Mother Lou is doing this show that he suspects will be boundarypushing and will upset some people, but hes tired of the same old safe highschool theater.Ž Katims is a fan of Foxs long-running Glee but cautions against easy comparisons. Although both are music-driven high-school shows in which the star quarterback is recruited to sing, Rise features less comedy and no fantasy sequences or themed episodes; its characters break into son g onl y in p erformance as good,Ž Katims says. Of course, the storys not that theyre bad „ its that theyre real, and there are moments when theyre going to shine and moments when theyre going to be overwhelmed. Thats the beauty of it and what were trying to capture.Ž Gillespie, who juggled recreational football and dance classes before pursuing theater, already has an impressive resume that includes Broadways Aladdin and Newsies He considers Rise something of a homecoming after performing in a regional theater production of Awakening in which he played Melchior, the same character as his character Robbie does. Returning to the musical four years later is a really nostalgic moment, but its also really cool because I get to experience it in a whole new way,Ž Gillespie says. As the season goes on, Robbies struggle between theater and football only gets worse, he adds, especially as his character starts to fall for Lilette, whos cast as his love interest, Wendla, in Awakening In some sense, this is like my quintessential high school experience: I get to date a (quarterback) and then be in a really awesome production „ things I did not get to do when I was actually in high school,Ž laughs Cravalho.Rise Continued from Page 1U Lou Mazzuchelli Josh Radnor) speaks to Robbie Thorne (Damon J. Gillespie) in an episode of Rise.ŽVIRGINIA SHERWOOD/NBCsettings. And while other musical dramas, such as CMTs Nashville and Foxs Empire, have made prodigious use of AutoTune, Katims strives for authentic, raw vocals from his cast. They are incredibly talented young performers, and we kind of laughed, because there were certain moments when it was hard to make them not lookIts time to go back in time. Or forward. Or sideways. The big-budget adaptation of author Madeleine LEngles classic childrens book A Wrinkle in Time hit theaters this weekend.In honor of the sciepic nally coming to the big screen, we rounded up ve other movies and TV shows that get twisty with time for your viewing pleasure. Whether you like your time travel complicated, simple or with Brad Pitt, weve got something for everyone, available to rent or stream.If you want 50+ years worth of timey-wimeyŽgoodness: Doctor WhoTheres no better authority on time and space than the Doctor. The longrunning British sciseries is the yardstick against which other time-travel shows are measured. It has survived cast changes and the actual passage of time, and remains relevant and entertaining to this day. The new season, set for later this year, has a female Doctor driving the TARDIS for the rst time. If youre interested in catching up, you can start with the modern show, which picked up the action in 2005, or the classic episodes, which started in 1963. Stream modern Who on Amazon Prime. Stream classic Who on Britbox.If you like a scrappy underdog: TimelessNBCs time-travel adventure series is a recent addition to the canon, but a worthy one. The series was canceled last year by NBC, only to be shockingly revived a few days later thanks to a fan campaign and USA TODAYs Save Our Show poll. Its no wonder fans are obsessed with history professor Lucy (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus (Malcolm Barrett)and soldier Wyatt (Matt Lanter) as they journey through history trying to stop a time-traveling criminal without mucking up the timeline too much. Stream it on Hulu.If you dig hoverboards: Back to the Future Part IINo oense to the original Back to the Future lm, but the middle installment in the trilogy is easily the best. It lacks the ickiness of Marty (Michael J. Fox) being crushed on by his teenage mother and has all the fun of predicting what the future will look like in the far-ung world of ... 2015. Stream it on HBO Go/Now.If you think time travel is excellentŽ: Bill & Teds Excellent AdventureWorried about complicated alternate timelines and time-travel mechanics in complex scimovies and shows? Then this take on the genre is probably for you. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in this cult comedy about two seemingly dumb teens working on a history presentation with the help of a time machine. Its, well, excellent Stream it on Hulu.If you like weird cinema and Brad Pitt: 12 MonkeysDirector Terry Gilliams take ontime travel is, as you might imagine, incredibly weird and wonderful. Brad Pitt plays a maybe-crazy mental patient in one of his best and grittiest performances, opposite Bruce Willis as a future prisoner sent back in time to prevent a deadly virus from ravaging the planet. Stream it on Starz.TELEVISION AND MOVIES5journeys that stand the test of time travel Jodie Whittaker is the rst female Doctor on Doctor Who.ŽSTEVE SCHOFIELD/BBC WORLDWIDEKelly LawlerUSA TODAY Bruce Willis, left, as Cole, and Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys.ŽPHILLIP CARUSO/UNIVERSAL Back to the Future Part II PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERJohn ZidichCHIEF REVENUE OFFICERKevin Gentzel 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Va. 22108, 703-854-3400 Published by Gannett USA TODAY LIFE is published weekly. Advertising: All advertising published in USA TODAY is subject to the current rate card; copies available from the advertising department. USA TODAY may in its sole discretion edit, classify, reject or cancel at any time any advertising submitted. National, Regional: 703-854-3400 Reprint permission, copies of articles, glossy reprints: or call 212-221-9595 USA TODAY is a member of The Associated Press and subscribes to other news services. 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Several recent stories have detailed last ightsŽ of venerable commercial aircraft, particularly the famed 747, which rst captured the traveling publics imagination when the original test model rolled out of the Boeing factory 50 years ago, in September 1968. United operated its nal 747 passenger ight on Nov. 7, complete with 1970s-era retro uniforms, menus and in-ight entertainment on its last run from San Francisco to Honolulu. Then in December, Delta Air Lines ew its nal scheduled ight with a 747, from Seoul to Detroit. But operating scheduled ights for big airlines is just one form of duty for large jet aircraft. Many commercial airplanes have historic timelines that extend both before and after their days ying for the majors. They may wind up carrying celebrities or international potentates, or toiling for foreign air forces. During my own airline career at Overseas National Airways, Tower Air and Pan Am, I encountered dozens of airplanes that had rich histories.Breaking the codeSometimes the backstory of an airplane is embedded in its tail numberŽ registration, which on all U.S.-registered aircraft begins with the letter N. Every airline in the world is assigned a two-letter designator code by the International Air Transport Association, such as AA (American), DL (Delta) and UA (United). Many registrations include those two letters at the end of the tail number, as in N123AA. Take Tower Air, a JFK International Airport-based carrier that ew hundreds of thousands of passengers on scheduled, charter and military ights for 17 years up until 2000. Between 1987 and 1990, I was a system manager when the centerpiece of our eet was N601BN. That was a Boeing 747-127 series that was rst delivered to Texasbased Brani Airwaysin May 1971. That machinesoon established a world record, exceeding 30,500 ight hours in six years. That 100th 747 became rather famous because Brani painted it in a carrot-colored motif that eventually had the entire industry referring to the plane as Big Orange.Ž Earlier nicknames included The Great PumpkinŽ„often used by air trac controllers„and Fat Albert.Ž By 1983, The Great Pumpkin had been passed from Brani to two other carriers before becoming the rst aircraft own by start-up Tower Air. Unlike subsequent members of the eet that were registered using Towers two-letter code FF, N601BN kept the BN registry as homage to its history. In the late 1980s I rode N601BN across six continents, overseeing hundreds of ights on civilian and military elds, and old-timers often noticed the tail number and asked me if that whiteand-blue 747 truly was the original Big Orange. It was scrapped in 1994, 24 years after its rst test ight in 1970.Previously ownedEven the shiniest p aint j ob doesnt mean your plane is new. Airlines acquire planes in a variety of ways, often through complex leases with other airlines, third parties and nancial rms. An aviation analyst once told me, General Electric and Citibank are the countrys largest airlines.Ž Consider Southwest, which o p erates a eet of 706 Boeing 737s. Many were delivered directly to Southwest, but others joined the line in roundabout ways. Take N7805B, which, according to, rst ew for Virgin Blue, currently Virgin Australia Airlines. It then spent ve years operating for Aerolineas Argentinasbefore joining the Southwest eet in 2016. Or N7830A, which ew for three carriers based in Denmark „ Maersk Air, Sterling Airlines and Jet Time „ before it began operating for Southwest in 2015. Conversely, many planes that began their lives ying for domestic carriers have since found homes far from the U.S. N353P, a Boeing 737, rst took to the skies for Piedmont in 1988, and moved to USAir (later US Airways) when that airline merged with Piedmont. Since 2006 it has been based in Spain, Denmark and South Africa. Low-cost carriers often buy older planes such as C-GWJG, a Boeing 737 that launched with Pacic Western in 1972 and also ew for Pan Am and several other airlines before ending service 33 years later with low-fare WestJet in Canada. N886GA, rst delivered 28 years ago in 1990, has own for six carriers and is now with Alle g iant Air.Not-so-nal flightsOnce a major airline determines a given airplane has outlived its service, by no means does it follow that the machine will be grounded. Commercial aircraft have found new lives in myriad ways: Some are pressed into government service, such as N905NA, a Boeing 747 rst delivered to American Airlines in 1970, but which became world famous as the rst aircraft used to transport space shuttle orbiters. Others are used for scientic purposes, such as the 747 originally own by Air France that was intentionally blown up in the UK in 1997 to test the eects of terrorist bombs. And some wind up being converted into hotels, like the South African Air Boeing 727 outtted in teak in the Costa Rican jungle, or the 747 once owned by Singapore Airlines (and later by both Pan Am and Tower Air) thats now the Jumbo Hostel at Stockholms Arlanda Airport. Others end up at an aircraft boneyardŽ such as the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. The dry desert climate provides a rust-free home for the aircraft. Some are being rebuilt or repainted and some are in temporary storage until new operators can be found. Others die slow deaths as theyre sold o for parts.Famous pink slipsTheres never been a shortage of well-known people acquiring former airliners for their personal use: President Trump campaigned in N757AF, the Boeing 757 he acquired in 2011, 20 years after it rst began ying for several entities, including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and TAESA Lineas Areas, the low-cost airline based in Mexico. N240K ew for American Airlines from 1948 through 1958 and then was bought by John F. Kennedy, who successfully campaigned for the presidency in 1960 onboard the Convair 240 named Caroline Elvis Presley also named an aircraft after his daughter, a Convair 880 formerly owned by Delta that he dubbed Lisa Marie In 1984, it was put on display at Graceland in Memphis. Sometimes airplanes become famous in undesirable ways. In January 1970, rst lady Patricia Nixon christened Pan Ams N736PA when it became the rst 747 to operate a scheduled ight, from New York to London. That airplane„dubbed Clipper Victor „generated headlines twice more, as the rst 747 hijacked (to Cuba, later in 1970) and as one of the two jumbo jets that collided in Tenerife, Spain in 1977, killing 583. That is still the highest aviation death toll exce p t for 9/11.Aviation geek alertAirline booking sites may tell you the type of aircraft slated to operate your flight, but they wont provide the actual registrations of specic planes. However, when youre staring out the terminal window you can research that tail number. Heres some required reading for planespotters everywhere: After airlines are done using a plane, they park them in the desert where they are stored, sold or raided for parts. JEREMY DWYER-LINDGREN/FOR USA TODAYThe illustrious lives of airlinersBill McGeeSpecial to USA TODAY The U.S. space shuttle famously flew on top of a modied Boeing 747. The rst version originally flew for American Airlines. AP TRAVELUSA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH11,2018 3


4 SUNDAY,MARCH11,2018 USA TODAY LIFE Cruise lines are constantly tweaking their schedules. Sometimes its just the addition of a single port to a long-established itinerary. Other times its the rollout of an all-new route. Here are some of the more notable itinerary announcements from recent weeks:Norwegian adds Cuba sailings Norwegian Cruise Line is touting new seven-night Caribbean cruises that include a call in Havana„ a rst for the line. Until now, the Miami-based companys only voyages with Havana on the schedule have been short trips lasting four nights. Norwegian also plans new nineand 1 3-night sailings that feature a call at Havana. All of the new voyages will take place this fall on the 1,936-passenger Norwegian Sun. Holland America debuts in EuropeThe next ship to debut at Holland America will spend its rst summer cruising in Europe. Arriving in December, the 2,666-passenger Nieuw Statendam will follow an initial series of winter sailings in the Caribbean with summer voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, Norways North Cape, the Baltic region and Iceland. The 99,500-ton vessel will head to northern Europe in April 2019 and home port in Amsterdam. The newly announced voyages will range from seven to 14 days. Nieuw Statendam will move to the Mediterranean in Se p tember 2019 for several sailings before returning to the Caribbean for the winter. A sister to Holland Americas oneyear-old Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam will be similar in structure to the earlier ship but feature some new public spaces and its own style created by hospitality designer Adam Tihany and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.Carnival expands in California ...For the rst time in 20 years, cruise giant Carnival will base a new ship on the West Coast. The Miami-based cruise giant says its soon-to-debut, 3,960-passenger Carnival Panorama will make Long Beachits home. Scheduled to arrive in 2019, the 133,500-ton Panorama will take the place of the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which is moving to Australia. Like Splendor, Panorama will sail sevennight cruises to Mexico. Currently under construction at a shipyard in Italy, Panorama will boast an 800-foot-long sky ride around its top deck, a massive deck-top water park and other deck-top fun zones, as well more than a dozen interior eateries, bars and lounges. ... and returns to Norfolk, Va. In another signicant move for Carnival, cruises from Norfolk, Va., are back on the schedule. Carnival says the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will make Norfolk its home during May 2019 as well as later in the y ear. The deployment will come after the 18-year-old ship undergoes a multimillion-dollar makeover that will bring new food, beverage and entertainment options. Carnival dropped Norfolk from its schedule for 2018 after oering sailings from the city for several years. The new Norfolk voyages on Triumph will be veand six-night trips to the Bahamas. Two ve-night cruises will depart May12 and May17 of 2019 and feature calls at Nassau and Freeport. Six-night cruises will depart May6, Oct.14 and Oct.20 of 2019 and feature stops at Nassau, Freeport and private island Half Moon Cay. In addition to sailing out of Norfolk, Triumph in 2019 will operate voyages out of New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Route roundup: Cruise lines new oeringsGene SloanUSA TODAY Holland Americas stylish Nieuw Statendam will spend its rst year cruising in Europe.HOLLAND AMERICA EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL THE WORLD As spring approaches, popular campgrounds across the country are already selling out, with travelers making reservations months in advance. But some equally wonderful sites always seem to have room, say Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider authors of North Carolina Adventure Weekends (Menasha Ridge, $16.95). The spouses say theyve found many parks that rarely see crowds. Theyre just not well-known. Theyre kind of like a base camp for seeing some unique and beautiful outdoor spaces,Ž Schneider says. Once youve parked your car and set up your tent, you can do a lot of cool stu.Ž The couple share some favorite nds with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.Horse C ove, Nantah ala National Forest, N.C.Located next to the Joyce KilmerSlickrock Wilderness and close to the Tennessee state line, this easily overlooked campground oers great hiking and exploring. Its near one of the largest old-growth forests in the Southeast. You have absolutely huge beech and poplar,Ž Schneider says. recarea/?recid=48924Mount Timpooneke Campground, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UtahJohnson says they rst found this campground during a wilderness hike through the American Fork Canyon area and were astonished that it was accessible by a seasonally open road. If you want to do car camping that feels like a backcountry experience, its an awesome place to go,Ž Johnson says. recarea/?recid=9906Lolo Creek, Lolo National Forest, Mont.With easy access to shing, this is a prototypical Montana campground, Schneider says. Its located near the Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail, as well as a commercial hot springs resort. You can camp by a creek that just about runs through your campsite. The sun sets over it, and the water spirals, and theres trout. Its Montana through and through.Ž recarea/?recid=10268McDowell Mountain Regional Park, ArizonaLocated just outside Phoenix, this park isnt hidden, but few people realize it oers camping in a gorgeous Sonoran Desert setting. You can ride your bike on miles and miles of bike trails, surround by cacti galore,Ž Johnson says. It oers 360-degree views. You can watch the sunset out of one end of your tent, and in the morning you can unzip the other side and watch the sunrise.Ž of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, IdahoThis volcano-scarred landscape feels like something from outer space. Its a totally weird place, but theres so much beauty. There are huge lava formations and lava caves that have snow well into the warm seasons,Ž Schneider says. Lake and Lake Wineld Scott, Chattahoochee National Forest, Ga.Although these campgrounds in the Blood Mountain Wilderness are within hiking distance of the Appalachian Trail, theyre surprisingly quiet and remote. There are awesome hiking opportunities from either campground, but theres almost no one there ever. I dont know why,Ž Schneider says. de Oro State Park, Calif.Although not large, this park has a prime location on the Pacic Coast, near the San Luis Obispo wine country. There are views out to the Pacic. There are awesome rock beaches. Theres horseback riding, mountain biking and pockets of forest,Ž Schneider says. campground, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colo.This free Bureau of Land Management campsite sits on the edge of the 123,430-acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, and is just o Interstate 70 infar-western Colorado near the Utah line. It looks like youre heading o into Mad Max territory,Ž Schneider says. There are huge sandstone formations and petroglyphs, and its totally free.Ž / documents/les/CO_McInnisCanyons_NCA.pdfPickett CCC Memorial State Park, Tenn.The campground lies near one of the couples favorite spots: the oftenoverlooked Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Its huge, and every time we go there, we think: Where are all the people? Why is no one here?Ž Johnson says. Those who make the trip nd clis and sandstone arches, which can be explored by foot, by mountain bike or on horseback. campgrounds are hidden gems Spruce Knob Campground is sparsely visited.PHOTOS BY JESSIE JOHNSON AND MATT SCHNEIDER Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho feels like something from outer space.USA TODAYSpruce Knob Campground, Monongahela National Forest, W.Va.While theres no shortage of camping spots in the Mountain State, Johnson is a fan of this site near the Cranberry and Dolly Sods wilderness areas. Its located just below Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, yet rarely visited. We went there in August, and there was a period when we were the only people. Its this hidden little campground. Theres no one on top of you.Ž recarea/mnf/recarea/?recid=7005


USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH11,2018 5 BOOKSEvery political scandal of the past 45years, be it signicant or picayune, has worn the sux -gate,Ž emblematic of the greatest scandal of our time: Watergate. But after all the time and hype, most of the details of Watergate have faded into a historical haze „ so much so that most Americans have forgotten that Watergate is an actual place, a six-building complex of apartments and oces on the west side of Washington. When construction was nished in the mid-1960s, the Watergate complex was one of the most desirable addresses in greater Washington. After so many Washingtonians had ed the city for the suburbs, the beautiful people of the nations capital gravitated back toward architect Luigi Morettis new swirling concrete complex. Despite its designers claims, the Watergate was no Shangri-La. A mass of concrete near the banks of the Potomac River, the Watergate apartments featured low ceilings and dodgy heating and air conditioning, as well as the view across the street to the dclass Howard Johnson Motor Lodge. As author Joseph Rodota shows in his excellent new book The Watergate: Inside Americas Most Infamous Address (William Morrow, 432 pp., eeeg ), life in the Watergate didnt always match the hype of its developers, although the intrigue inside often outstripped anyones imagination. Rodota, an author, political consultant and veteran of Republican administrations in Washington and Sacramento, captures the absurdity of some of the Watergates most notorious residents, starting with Anna Chennault, theChinese-born wife of one of World War IIs most iconic leaders, Gen. Claire Chennault, leader of the Flying Tigers air unit. It was Anna Chennault, then working for Republican Richard Nixons presidential campaign, who helped sabotage the 1968 Paris peace talks. She acted as a go-between for Nixon to the South Vietnamese government, telling ocials not to agree to Lyndon Johnsons deal to attend the talks that would end the war. Nixon, Chennault told the South Vietnamese, would give them a better deal. They stayed home; the peace talks failed; South Vietnam fell to the North Vietnamese in 1975. Soon after Nixon won the 1968 election, Chennault was joined at the Watergate by John Mitchell, Nixons campaign managerand his new attorney general. There Mitchell lived with his erratic wife, Martha, whose ravings would draw attention as Mitchell became mired in the Watergate scandal. Mitchell sunk into trouble June17, 1972, when ve burglars aliated with Nixons re-election campaign, which Mitchell ran, were caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate oce building. The subsequent cover-up of the White Houses involvement in the break-in eventually would backre on Nixon and cost him the presidency. That eventmade the Watergate notorious. Rodota goes further than the scandal, taking readers inside the hulking buildings to show the people and characters inside.BOOK REVIEWThrowing open doors to Watergate Go inside the building, not just the scandalRay LockerUSA TODAY The Watergate complex, as seen from the top floor of the Watergate Office Building.SUSAN WALSH/AP Joseph RodotaAll the Women in My Family Sing (Nothing But the Truth, 361pp., eeeE ) is a vivid ode to American identity in all its shades. The essay collection, edited by Deborah Santana, features the words of 69 women of color who write stories that are sometimes spare, at times witty and often pungent to chronicle their feelings about their places in the world. The essayists diversity extends beyond ethnicity. They are budding writersand celebrated novelists, incarcerated grandmothers and icons of social justice. The collection carries the voices of indigenous Americans as well as those of the global diaspora that many believe is Americas glory. There are reections on bigotry and otherness. In Klansville, USA Camille Hayes recounts how she, a black child, and her white parents were barred from a public pool in Virginia because, as an employee explained, Hayes was very brown.Ž Similarly, the familys decision to move to North Carolina left Hayes with emotional wounds that fester still. Other writers explore the limitations of labels and the straitjacket of stereotype. Janine Shiota has an uneasy relationship with the expression woman of color,Ž then ultimately embraces it by giving it her own meaning. Eliana Ramage remarks on the people who sometimes ask, what kinds of Indian things do you do? ƒ hoping for proof of something they dont understand.Ž But in other stories, race and gender are prisms through which to view experiences that are universal. Maria Ramos-Chertok ris about her sometimes frustrating search for a place to belong. Music producer Deborah McDue oers a remembrance of her friend Luther Vandross, the legendary balladeer who died in 2005. Educator Terezita Romo oers a scholarly take on the condescension too often shown toward artists of color b y museums and academics. And there are heartrending stories, like Samina Alis Labor of Love ,which recounts her journey to learn to walk and write again after suering a grand mal seizure and brain damage while giving birth to her son. Another essay, by small-business owner Tammy Thea, is more straightforward, but her meditation on gratitude, having survived the Cambodian killing elds and starting a family in the USA that includes two autistic sons, is no less poignant. We are in a time when the words me tooŽ have become a hashtag that signals solidarity among women who have suered sexual harassment and abuse. But All the Women in My Family Sing illustrates how that phrase encompasses so much more. In their common pursuits of acceptance, friendship and social justice, these writers demonstrate that there are truths and desires that transcend lines of color, sexuality and class. In sounding common chords of humanity, their voices, together, create a mi g ht y chorus.BOOK REVIEWWomen of color Sing with pride, poignancy Charisse JonesUSA TODAY Deborah SantanaFeel Free Zadie Smiths second collection of essays (Penguin Press, 435pp., eeeg ), brims with a wideranging enthusiasm „ shes stoked by everything from highbrow art to TV sketch comedy. But her excitement is tempered by concern about what politics has done to the cultural landscape. In the opening pages, she laments public libraries at risk of closing in her native England and the ugly tribalism fueled by Brexit. Smith likes to keep musical and artistic metaphors handy „ her 2016 novel, Swing Time was a study of race framed around dance and pop music „ and she bemoans the lousy symphony shes hearing these days. At this moment, all over the world „ and most recently in America „ the conductors standing in front of this human orchestra have only the meanest and most banal melodies in mind,Ž she writes. The stakes are high for cultural consumers, she argues, especially if what we value is diversity. Shes comfortable diving into controversy to make that point: She defends a white painters rendering of Emmett Till against accusations of cultural appropriation. Any rm dictate about what identity is, who should make art of it and how leaves her skeptical. But at heart shes more a booster than a warrior, inclined to praise her chosen subjects, among them Jay-Z, Joni Mitchell, Key & Peele J.G. Ballard, Hanif Kureishi and Philip Roth. Fiction messes with our sense of what it is possible to do with our judgments,Ž she writes in a passage about Roth that also serves as a kind of personal mission statement. It usefully suspends our great and violent desire to be in the right on every question, and creates an unholy and ungovernable mix of the true and the false.Ž That open-mindedness gives the whole of Feel Free a livel y g ame-foranything spirit. A billboard spotted from her window in Manhattan is an opportunity to explore how cities shape our sense of self. A photo of Billie Holiday prompts Smith to get into the singers head and imagine how much celebrity and racism weighed on her. Smiths wanderlust occasionally leads to some dead ends, as when she labors to connect Justin Bieber and philosopher Martin Buber by dint of their last names. I know, I know,Ž she writes, recognizing the absurdity of her conceit. But shes determined to see it through. Throughout, Smith keeps returning to the word joy,Ž which for her is more than a synonym for pleasureŽ or happiness.Ž In a closing essay, she characterizes joy as a blend of terror, pain, and delightŽ „ the moment of childbirth, say, or escaping peril. Joy has very little real pleasure in it,Ž she writes. And yet if it hadnt happened at all, at least once, how would we live?Ž BOOK REVIEWZadie Smiths latest doesnt hold back on changing culture Mark AthitakisSpecial to USA TODAY Zadie Smith Fiction messes with our sense of what it is possible to do with our judgments. It usefully suspends our great and violent desire to be in the right on every question.Ž


THE TOP 10 11 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 24 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 3„ Food Mark Hyman Subtitle: What the Heck Should I Eat?Ž (NF) (H) Little, Brown 49 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 5„ Hello Stranger Lisa Kleypas Dr. Garrett Gibson has to save rumored assassin Ethan Ransom; fourth in series (F) (E) Avon 63 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 716 The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Children: Much happens when Mom is away and the cat turns up (F) (H) Random House 812 Dr. Seusss ABC Dr. Seuss Children: Book teaches the alphabet in a fun way (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 96 Red Sparrow Jason Matthews Former Bolshoi balleri na Dominika Egorova, now a Russian intelligence officer, works as a trained seductress (F) (E) Scribner 10„ Ive Been Thinking ... Maria Shriver Subtitle: Re”ections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful LifeŽ (NF) (H) Pamela Dorman Books The book list appears every Thursday.For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include, Amazon Kindle, Barnes &, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books,, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, iBooks (Apple, Inc.) Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.),, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Schuler Books &Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). n Rank this week n Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-ction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM 1The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:When ight attendant Cassie Bowden wakes up in a Dubai hotel room next to adead man, hung over and with no idea what happened, she makes the mistake of lying to everyone, including the FBI.THE BUZZ:As intellectually satisfying as it is emotionally entertaining,Ž says Booklist in a starred review.New and noteworthy 3The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (Putnam, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In the 15th installment in the NUMA adventure series, Kurt Austin and his team trace a mysterious rise in sea levels to a plot to upset the balance of power in Asia.THE BUZZ:Nighthawk the last title in the NUMA series, landed at No. 3 on USA TODAYs BestSelling Bookslist last year.2Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World by Miles J. Unger (Simon & Schuster, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:This biography of the great Spanish painter focuses on his early years in Paris when he painted Les Demoiselles dAvignon which led to the rise of Cubism.THE BUZZ:Riveting ƒ engrossing,Ž says Publishers Weekly .4Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (Flatiron, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In this debut thriller, a woman (another unreliable narrator!) lies in a coma in ahospital bed, able to hear everything around her, including her husbands troubling words.THE BUZZ:Its an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. The twists and turns are dizzying,Ž says Kate Towery of The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Va.5Fade to Black by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:New Jersey state police ocer Doug Brock, recovering from a gunshot wound, is led to a cold murder case through an amnesia support group.THE BUZZ:Rosenfelt also writes a mystery series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara.USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. Picassos Les Demoiselles dAvignonPABLO PICASSO, LES DEMOISELLES DAVIGNON, 1907. ESTATE OF PABLO PICASSO / ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY, NEW YORK. COURTESY OF SIMON & SCHUSTER.BOOKS THE REST 112 Fifty Fifty /James Patterson, Candice FoxAustralian 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) (H) Little, Brown 1217 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 135 The Woman in the Window /AJ. FinnA 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townhou se across the park (F) (E) William Morrow 148 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos /Jordan B. PetersonPsychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 1528 Fox in Socks /Dr. SeussChildren: Tricky fox and lots of tongue-twisters (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 1613 Ready Player One /Ernest ClineWade Watts escapes his grim life by searching for a lottery ticket in a virtual world (F) (P) Broadway Books 17„ Fatal Chaos /Marie ForcePolice lieutenant Samantha Holland investigates a series of deaths; 12th in series (F) (E) Harlequin HQN 1814 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 1911 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 20„ Public Secrets /Nora RobertsA musicians daughter has fairy-tale life until an attempted kidnapping of her half-brother (F) (E) Bantam 21„ Ill Be Gone in the Dark /Michelle McNamaraSubtitle: One Womans Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerŽ (NF) (E) Harper 2221 Little Fires Everywhere /Celeste NgMia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 2330 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 2415 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 25„ Raspberry Danish Murder /Joanne FlukeHannah Swensen Barton investigates the death of her missing husbands assistant; 22nd in series (F) (E) Kensington 26„ Baby Daddy /Kendall RyanJenna accepts Emmetts offer to help her become a mother (F) (E) Kendall Ryan Books 27„ Skin in the Game /Nassim Nicholas TalebSubtitle: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily LifeŽ (NF) (H) Random House 2846 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You /Dr. SeussChildren: Subtitle: Dr. Seusss Book of Wonderful NoisesŽ (F) (H) Random House 29„ Re”ections of Yesterday /Debbie MacomberAngie Robinson “nally returns to the hometown she ”ed 12 years earlier (F) (E) Ballantine 3024 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss “ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 3144 Oh, the Places Youll Go! /Dr. SeussChildren: Dr. Seuss advice on life is a favorite for graduations (F) (H) Random House 3240 Put Me in the Zoo /Robert LopshireChildren: A book about colors (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 3319 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 3426 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 3548 Wacky Wednesday /Dr. SeussChildren: A child awakens one morning to “nd everythings out of place (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 3665 Hop on Pop /Dr. SeussChildren: Subtitle: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest UseŽ (F) (H) Random House Childrens Books 3718 Fire and Fury /Michael WolffSubtitle: Inside the Trump White HouseŽ (NF) (H) Henry Holt and Co. 3810 Educated /Tara WestoverMemoir 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 39134 One Last Time /Corinne MichaelsKristins “rst assignment as a celebrity blogger does not go as planned (F) (E) BAAE Publishing 40„ Ruthless /Lisa JacksonThree-book collection includes With No Regrets,Ž Double ExposureŽ and D Is for Danis BabyŽ (F) (P) Zebra 4154 Go Dog Go! /P.D. EastmanChildren: Classic featuring red dogs, blue dogs, big dogs and little dogs (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 4229 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 4334 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 44„ Billionaire Unloved /J.S. ScottRuby Kent is saved from human traffickers by Jett Lawson; 12th in series (F) (E) Golden Unicorn 4561 Ten Apples Up on Top! /Dr. SeussChildren: Three friends balance counting and fun (F) (H) Random House Childrens Books 4631 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 4738 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 4885 Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! /Dr. SeussChildren: The Seuss classic celebrates imagination (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 49„ The Legend of Perley Gates / J.A. Johnstone, William W. Johnstone Perley Gates sets out to track down his grandfather in the frontier; “rst in series (F) (P) Pinnacle 5022 Look for Me /Lisa GardnerWhen an entire family is murdered, except the missing 16-year-old daughter, detective D.D. 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