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Charlotte sun herald

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Title:
Charlotte sun herald
Uniform Title:
Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
Running title:
Sun herald
Place of Publication:
Charlotte Harbor, FL
Publisher:
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Daily
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English

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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Charlotte County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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26.966141 x -82.068026

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Also issued on microfilm from Crest Technologies.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
General Note:
"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
36852667 ( OCLC )
sn 97027762 ( LCCN )
ocm36852667

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Sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : Charlotte ed.)

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The Florida Department of Health announced last week that in”uenza continued to decrease statewide in its latest report on activity covering the second week of March. But despite this decrease, levels were similar to peak activity during 2016-17 season and that indicates the season is not over yet. According to the FDOH, health data indicates that in”uenza activity peaked during the week ending Feb. 3. Locally, declines were also noted. After one of the worst ”u seasons of the past decade, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda have begun to see that decline here in Charlotte County over the past few weeks,Ž stated a press release last week from Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Dr. Rohit Pankhaniya, a nephrologist and Chief of Staff at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, stated in the release: We are con“dent that the worst of a tough ”u season is over and we are encouraging patients who may have put off care to make sure they get back on track.Ž Flu season can also cause some people „ especially the elderly „ to postpone care for chronic or elective health issues, either due to cases of the ”u itself, or out of a fear of contact with the virus in public spaces, according to the Bayfront hospitals in Charlotte County. According to the hospitals, this years ”u season was a reminder of the importance of getting vaccinated. In the latest Flu Review report from the FDOH, Charlotte and Sarasota counties experienced mild activity „ like the majority of the state. It was also decreasing for both counties. The Florida Department of Health recommends that sick people stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours „ without the use of fever-reducing medication „ and that all people use good hand-washing practices.Email: Apreagitzer@sun-herald.comFlu activity decreasing, but not over yetBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERAs the big, silver, graceful bird slowly circled and landed, the curious islander was amazed. Out of its belly leapt men with clothes and food. What kind of strange creature was this which produced clothing and food. The indigenous people of the islands of the Paci“c had little or no exposure to the rest of the world before World War II. Then the Japanese hopscotched across the Paci“c building air bases on remote islands. The Americans followed in reverse direction a few years later. Yet no matter the origin of these strange men and their silver birds, food and clothing always seemed to be produced from the bowels of the bird. And sometimes medicine and weapons. Over time, fewer big silver birds glided down onto the island, until one day the big silver birds stopped migrating to the remotest of the islands. No more silver birds, no more food and clothing. Wikipedia describes what happened next: In response, charismatic individuals developed cults among remote Melanesian populations that promised to bestow on their followers deliveries of food, arms, Jeeps, etc. In attempts to get cargo to fall by parachute or land in planes or ships again, islanders imitated the same practices they had seen the airmen use. Cult Hackers use Cargo Cult tactics to get infoDAVID | 4 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENTThousands of people in Sarasota and Charlotte counties joined with others across the nation Saturday for the March for Our Lives. For some, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy wasnt just another school shooting or gun violence stats. Its personal. A Port Charlotte High School student transferred from the Parkland high school just a week before the Valentines Day killings. He listened on the phone as his friends were in terror, his stepbrother told the crowd of 1,000-plus gathered at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. Jessie Sinitch took a deep breath before telling her story to the thousands in downtown Sarasota. She graduated from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas just under two years ago. Her sister is an English teacher at the school and was in the building when a former student killed 17 people on Feb. 14. She was in the exact building where the massacre happened and she directed her students to crawl under her desk,Ž said Sinitch, now a student at New College in Sarasota. She hugged them and tried to keep them calm as a boy with an AR-15 was inches away from her front door. Brittany, you are my hero. You are stronger and more resilient and more fearless than I will ever be and I love you.Ž For many, Parkland was just too close to home. I feel strongly about it as a student and as a Floridian,Ž said Sara White, a junior at Pineview High School in Osprey. You have to ask What if its me and when you get down to it, it affects me. The proximity (of the Parkland shooting) to me pushed me to get more involved.Ž For three Venice High School juniors, the huge crowd that lined up and down Bayfront Drive shocked them. I think (the march) will cause people to think about (gun control), especially in Venice,Ž Gabi DeVries said. Its so conservative there; theres like 13 members in the Democrat club and like 70 in the Republican club.Ž Signs covering a number of requests dotted the greenery near the Unconditional Surrender statue in downtown Sarasota. The participants in the Saturday morning march all had differing hopes for what the march would accomplish in the future. I was 11 when Sandy Hook happened and my grandma said Youll never have to go through that. Then three hours away from me, this (Parkland shooting) happened,Ž said Jess Rhines, a senior at Lakewood Ranch High School. This isnt going to pass any new laws, but it will get the word out. The more people we convince that school shootings cant happen, the better.Ž In Punta Gorda, students, teachers, parents, grandparents, united at Gilchrist Park before walking the southbound U.S. 41 bridge across the Peace River. We had student speakers from all the different high schools in the area,Ž said Florida SouthWestern high school sophomore, Lianna Hubbard. Weve also had the support of Bryan Bouton, hes been amazing with us.Ž Bouton, a local teacher and president of the of the Charlotte Florida Education Association, credits the students for Saturdays success. Theyre the main organizers, Im just the guy that helped facilitate. They needed somebody who had organizing experience. Ive basically sat in the background and given them little nudges here and there and helped steer them,Ž THOUSANDS MARCH for their livesBy KAYLA GLEASON and LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERSCommunities support students in area rallies SUN PHOTO BY LAUREN COFFEY Thousands of people line the Bayfront Drive street during the Sarasota March for Our Lives on Saturday morning. SUN PHOTO BY MICHELE HASKELLAbove: Supporters carried signs to support the March of Our Lives in Charlotte County. SUN PHOTO BY MICHELE HASKELLLocal students rallied for stronger gun laws. NATIONWIDE MARCH COVERAGEFor more on Saturdays marches across the country, see THE WIRE. MARCH | 4CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 84AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Mostly sunnyHigh 82 Low 59$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, March 25, 2018 INSIDE TODAYCelebrating 125 years of the Punta Gorda Herald: A look back at Punta Gorda from 1910 to 1920. P UN T A G OR D A HI S T OR Y C E N TE R P H O T OP u n ta G o rd a H e r ald B u i ld in g ci r ca 1 91 6 o n T a y lo r at He rald Co u rt.P u nt a Gor d a „ In Tropi ca l S o u t h w est F lo ri d a a sea p o rt o n t h e Fa mo u s C ha r l ot t e Ha rbor „ a Tow n th a t is Kno wn for i t s Na t ur a l A t t ract io n s a n d the Hos p i talit y of a Co smo p o lit a n Citize nsh ipSu n d a y, M ar c h 25 2 018 CELE BRATING 125 YEAR S OF 1910-1920 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........10 Calendar ..................4 Obituaries ...............5 Police Beat ..............2 Viewpoint ............6-7 State ......................11 OUR TOWN: Legals .......................5 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........7-9 Nation ...................2,4 TV Listings ................6 Weather ...................2 World .......................3 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........5-11FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...No more. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. Rates as follows plus 7% Florida Sales Tax: Monthly Bank/ Credit Card .........................$40.50 3 Months ..........................$121.50 6 Months ..........................$243.00 1 Year ...............................$485.99Does not include Waterline and TV Times. Above rates do not include sales tax.Subscribers residing in outlying areas may incur additional delivery charge. Mail subscription rates: Rates as follows (advance payment required): 7 Days 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $154.07 $276.35 $492.11 Sunday Only 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $71.89 $144.61 $243.54Above rates do not include sales tax.Single Copy rates Daily $1.50 Sunday $3.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. Sun Newspapers CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY Delivery should be expected prior to 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. Redelivery hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Customer Service hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday 7a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call Customer Service for our current specials. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call or visit your local office. Charlotte: 941-206-1300 23170 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte Englewood: 941-681-3000 120 W. 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 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.Publisher .................................................Glen Nickerson ..............941-205-6400 Executive Editor ......................................Jim Gouvellis .................941-206-1134 Circulation Director .................................Mark Yero ......................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor .......................................Craig Garrett .................863-494-3925 Arcadian Publisher ..................................Joe Gallimore ................863-494-7049 Charlotte Sun Editor ................................Garry Overbey ...............941-206-1143 North Port Sun General Manager ............Mike Ruiz ......................941-564-3284 North Port Sun Editor ..............................Scott Lawson ................941-429-3002 Englewood Sun Publisher .......................Carol Y. Moore ...............941-681-3031 Englewood Sun Editor ...............................Chris Porter ...................941-681-3022 Editorial Page Editor ..................................Steve Baumann .............941-681-3003 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of Alliance for Audited Media For vacation holds, please call Customer Service at 941-206-1300. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS NORTH PORT „ The North Port City Commission will move forward on some larger projects both inside and outside City Hall. At its upcoming Tuesday meeting, commissioners will review the Complete StreetsŽ ordinance for a second reading, the “rst which was at its March 6 meeting. The ordinance applies for bridges and roads used by pedestrians and small motor vehicle users, such as golf cart drivers. They asked staff to make minor tweaks to the wording, such as providing a minimum size for bike lanes and double the minimum amount of bike racks requested per acre. Commissioners also asked city staffers to promote the network of small-access bridges, such as those crossing ponds in communities, throughout North Port. And inside City Hall, commissioners will review a resolution which allows outside organizations to use empty meeting rooms. The idea was previously voted down by a past City Commission. The resolution will set guidelines needed for organizations to reserve a room in City Hall. In new business, commissioners will review a memorandum of understanding with the Salvation Army to work together for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Their current MOU expires on March 31. If approved, the future MOU would extend until March 31, 2019. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. All meetings can be viewed online at https:// cityofnorthport.legistar. com/Calendar.aspx.Email: lcoey@sun-herald.com Commission tidies up projects By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Shane Lee Warren, 27, 12300 block of Caravan Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: disorderly intoxication. Bond: $2,000 € Rondell Christopher Edwards, 22, 21400 block of Mallory Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: convicted felon failed to register. Bond: $2,500 € William Larry Jr. Shane, 48, 4300 block of Jackson St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation or community control, loitering or prowling. Bond: $1,000 € Clement Jon Forlizzi, 36, Fort Myers. Charge: possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Bond: $17,500 € Daniel John Karetski, 37, 7100 block of Fancy St., Englewood. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $5,000 € Cameron David Benoit, 28, 5000 block of North Beach Road, Englewood. Charge: criminal mischief under $200 damage, disorderly intoxication, resisting officer without violence, and corruption by threat against public servant. Bond: $10,000 € Michelle Kay Yale, 40, 1900 block of Mississippi Ave., Englewood. Charge: fail to report suspected child abuse and resisting officer without violence. Bond: None € Charles Dewayne Davis, 30, homeless, Arcadia. Charge: Grand theft property more than $300 but less than $5000, resisting an officer or merchant during retail theft. Bond: $6,000 „ Compiled by Kayla Gleason Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Rotary Art Show continues today 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.SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHAlan Traynor has been painting wooden eggs for 27 years. He has done more than 50,000 of them. He plans to be at the Rotary Club of Englewood Spring Fine Arts Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today along Dearborn Street in Englewood. There are dozens of vendors with specialty artwork for sale. Last year the Rotary awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to seniors from some of the proceeds from the show. 19MONTH CDHURRY, LIMITEDTIME OFFER!To learn more, call 1.877.378.4297, stop by your local FCB banking center or visit FloridaCommunityBank.com. A GREAT RATE FROM A GREAT BANK!Promo Rate with minimum of $10,000 of new funds2.15%APY1BETTER BANKING STARTS WITH GREAT RATES!1255 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 | (941) 624-4225 125 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | (941) 637-8909 3100 S. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 1.8 cu.ft. 1,000w over-range microwaveME18H704SFS Copyright Bill Smith, Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. *See store for details. Finance offers available to approved applicants on retail sales only. Minimum or equal payments required. Price Match Guarantee does not apply to internet quotes, companies in bankruptcy, outlet stores, warehouse-type reduced service companies, early-bird specials, limited time offers or limited quantity items. If you find an identical model in a carton from a local stocking dealer we will refund the difference. Factory rebates elegible on applicable models only. No dealers. Closeout specials in limited quantities. All models not at all locations. Prices valid through 3/25/18. Manufacturer rebates valid through date of Ad. See store for additional details. Family Owned & Operated since 1954 130st Place Readers Choice Awards Lowest Price Guaranteed 12 & 18 Months No-Interest Financing Largest Brand Selection Company Owned Service Center est. 1954 Expert Advice. Always the Best PriceBILL SMITH SERVICE CENTER Toll-free 800.226.1127 Lee 239.334.1121 APPLIANCE PARTS Toll-free 888.229.3862 27Ž 4.5 cu.ft. Front Load Washer Steam True Steam27Ž 7.4 cu.ft. Electric Dryer SALE! $699 DRYER DVE52M7750W 27.6 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator Quiet 48 dBAH 683/8Ž x W 353/4Ž x D 327/8Ž LFX28968ST LRE3083ST LDF5545ST H 697/8 x W 353/4Ž x D 311/4ŽH 70 x W 353/4Ž x D 31Ž27.7 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator 22.6 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator 25.4 cu.ft. Side by Side Refrigerator27Ž 5.2 cu.ft. Top Load Washer 27Ž 7.4 cu.ft. Electric Front Load Dryer H 691/2 x W 353/4Ž x D 321/4Ž Convection SALE! $2,699 PYE22KSKSS SALE! $2,399 RF24FSEDBSR 27Ž 3.8 cu. ft. Top Load Washer 27Ž 6.2 cu. ft. Capacity Electric Dryer SALE! $449 WASHER GTW330ASKWW SALE! $449 DRYER GTX33EASKWW MATCHING DRYERH 697/8Ž x W 353/4Ž x D 351/4Ž 27.7 cu.ft. Bottom Mount RefrigeratorPFE28KSKSSDishwasher with hidden controls ConvectionPDT845SSJSS PB911SJSS 30Ž Self-Cleaning Slide-In range 24Ž Built-In Dishwasher2.0 cu.ft. 1,000w over-range microwave H 683/4Ž x W 355/8Ž x D 34Ž ConvectionKRFF507ESS KSEG700ESS KDTE334GPS KMHS120ESS26.8 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator MATCHING DRYER MATCHING DRYER Convertible Drawer SALE! $1,199 GSS25GSHSS 941.624.5555Port Charlotte Murdock PlazaJust North of Cochran Blvd. H 683/5Ž x W 353/4Ž x D 361/2Ž 36Ž 25 cu.ft. Side by Side RefrigeratorRS25J500DSR Quiet 44 dBADW80K7050US 30Ž Freestanding RangeNE59J7630SS Convection SALE! DRYER DLEX3570W$999 Multi Steam ActiveWash Pre-Treat Built-in Sink Purchase or more kitchen appliances and get package discounts and big rebates! SALE! $399 GDF520PGJWW Full Console Dishwasher 4 Wash Cycles, 16 Place Setting, Adjustable Upper Rack, Sanitize Steam Pre-Wash Full Console Dishwasher Digital Leakage Sensor, Hidden Heating Element, Hard Food Disposer 24Ž Full Console Dishwasher True Convection30Ž Freestanding Electric RangeEasyClean, SmoothTouch’ Controls SALE! $749 LRE3193ST SALE! $499 JB645DKWW 30Ž Freestanding Range 5.3 cu.ft. Conventional Oven SALE! $649 NE59M4320SS30Ž Freestanding Electric Range 3 Preset Options, Warming CenterConvection SALE! $499 WHITE SHE3AR72UC SALE! $599 STAINLESS SH3AR75UC 2.0 cu.ft. Over-the-Range Microwave OvenLMV2031ST 130Voted Best Place to Buy!Readers Choice Awards!1st Place SALE! $699 WASHER WA52M7750AW SALE! $469 DW80J3020US Steam Self-Clean 5 Smoothtop Elements We Service What We Sell! SALE! $999 WASHER WM3770HVA Deep Rinse Counter-Depth Look for the big SALE! $1,399 RF260BEAESG H 685/8Ž x W 353/4Ž x D 335/8Ž25.5 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator Twin Cooling Plus Counter-Depth1700 Tamiami Trail, Port CharlotteMonday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm 49ŽLED43ŽLED 1080p Smart LED HDTV Netflix, Amazon, Hulu PLUS, VUDU, YouTube, SMARTTV 4k Ultra HD SALE! 49Ž $44943Ž $329 49LJ5500 43LJ5500 Family Owned & OperatedCelebrating 64 years of serving SW Florida!2.1 cu.ft. 1,050w over-range microwave PVM9005SJSS Sale! Appliances & Electronicsest. 1954 Save $1,830! Save $1,896! Save $1,773! save $1,690! REBATEMSRP: $6,849SALE$5,159AFTER $400 REBATEMSRP: $4,298SALE$2,369AFTER $150 REBATESALE$3,076AFTER $500 MSRP: $4,849 REBATESALE$4,103AFTER $600 MSRP: $5,999 $75 mail-in RebateREBATE 12 & 18 Months No-Interest Financing! Spring SALE! SALE! SALE! 65Ž $89943Ž $44975Ž $1,599 UN65MU6300F UN43MU6300F UN75MU6300F65ŽLED75ŽLED43ŽLEDadno=50531657

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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE PHOTO PROVIDED BY DEBRA GOUVELLISHeather Newcom is the instructor for the Boxt classes at the Franz Ross YMCA in Port Charlotte every Tuesday from 6:35 p.m. until 7:25 p.m. All ages are welcome as well as males and females,Ž said Newcom. For more information, call 941-629-9622. Boxfit at YMCA TODAY Outdoor Market, American Legion Post 103 Sun 8-2 Tackle, Avon, Produce, Plants, Trees, Herbs, Books, Boots, more 2101 Taylor Rd 626-2569 Punta Gorda Elks, 8-11 Breakfast(Note Early Closing Time);12pm Bar&Tiki; 4pm ER Installation; 5pm Cocktails; 6pm Dinner; Music/Two Can Jam Traditional Worship, All are Welcome Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays 8am,Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr, PG 33950 Open Air Market, Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Produce, variety of food, clothing & crafts. Live Music 941.391.4856 Easter Cantata, At His NameŽ 70-Voices; WSRZ David Jones narrates, 9:15 & 11 am; EUMC, 700 E Dearborn; 474-5588; www.englewoodumc.net Missions Conference, Calvary Bap Church, 75 Pine, 11:00 am Sun 3/25-3/28. For more info 941.475.1555 Chicken BBQ, Great BBQ Chicken 3 sides & desert for $10 donation. 265 Pine St. 11:30 1 pm 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. AMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town Large menu to choose from, only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 COMMUNITY CALENDAR Open Air Market, Every Sunday History Park Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda 33950. Fresh Flowers, produce, seafood, meats, breads, butters & Cheese. Also snacks, plants clothing, coffee, crafts & knife sharpening. Live Music and park tours Every Sunday @ History Park 941.391.4856 Community Appreciation Day, You are invited to Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary Sunday, March 25 11-4 FREE ADMISSION Face painting, 50/50 raffle, local food vendors. Over 150 magnificent animals to see from 5 ft away! 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda(directly across from Babcock Ranch entrance), 239-543-1130 River Cruising 101 Lunch & Learn 3/29, River Cruising 101 „ The Great Rivers of Europe. Join us for a fun Lunch & Learn to have all your River Cruising questions answered. 12:30pm Thurs. Mar. 29 @ PGICA 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Space is limited to the first 30 people. Reservations a MUST! Call 941-661-4452 to reserve your spot. Concert: THE WONDER OF WATERŽ, The Charlotte Chorale Presents:, THE WONDER OF WATERŽ, is the theme of the Chorales next concert., Come and help celebrate our wonderland of water., April 21, 4PM, Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda. $25 adults, $10 students, For tickets call: 941-204-0033 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 419-3437246 or Jack 941-625-1128 Panama Canal History Talk, Learn about the explorers who first came and those who tried to and those who succeeded in building a Panama Canal. Former Chair of the Canal Commission Robert McMillan gives history talk at the Punta Gorda Womans Club, 118 Sullilvan St., 6:30 Monday, March 26. Donation $10. Call 941-258-2080. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to www.yoursun. com, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate informa tion. behaviors usually involved mimicking the day-to-day activities and dress styles of U.S. soldiers, such as performing parade ground drills with wooden or salvaged ri”es. The islanders carved headphones from wood and wore them while sitting in fabricated control towers. They waved the landing signals while standing on the runways. They lit signal “res and torches to light up runways and lighthouses. Many built life-size replicas of airplanes out of straw and cut new military-style landing strips out of the jungle, hoping to attract more airplanes. The cult members thought that the foreigners had some special connection to the deities and ancestors of the natives, who were the only beings powerful enough to produce such riches.Ž This notion of a Cargo Cult, as described by Wikipedia, is perhaps amusing as you read about the islanders behavior. Scientists sometimes use the Latin phrase, post hoc ergo propter hoc,Ž to describe Cargo Cult beliefs. The Latin translates to after this, therefore because of this is the translation.Ž Today we see a Cargo Cult in passwords. Every site wants you to enter a password with about nine characters including an upper-case letter, a number, and a funky symbol. We believe these hard to remember passwords make us safer than just using nine-lower case letters. As security experts will tell you, using computer software to hack a simple password of nine letters is basically the same as hacking a complex nine-character password using an upper-case letter, a number, and a funky symbol. We would all be safer from hackers using longer random multi-word passwords that we can easily remember such as Davidswifeisfantastic.Ž If a hacker tried to use computer software to guess your Amazon account, they would have to try trillions of different combinations. After just a few rapid-“re hacker attacks to guess a user password on an Amazon website, Amazon would shut the hacker down. Trying to use computer time to guess your password is not worth a hackers investment. Hacking Amazon directly and getting millions of names and passwords is where the hacker economic payoff is. But the Cargo Cult of passwords you can never remember lives on. We want to believe we are safer when the truth is otherwise. At least those islanders were out getting sun and exercise with their Cargo Cult. Were just sitting, typing characters into a screen for our Cargo Cult. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employee-owned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at daviddr@sun-herald.comDAVIDFROM PAGE 1 said Bouton. Not everyone at the march saw eye-to-eye and a small number of counter-protesters set up across the street. You ban the constitution, you ban peace and security and freedom. We dont want kids hurt but to infringe on the second amendment is to infringe on the entire Constitution,Ž said counter-protester David Kesselring, wearing a shirt that asked Got Liberty?Ž Of the few counterprotesters who did show, most held signs and spoke of their fears of losing access to guns entirely. Event leader Bouton is actually a gun owner himself. I would give up every gun Ive ever owned, buy back guns that Ive sold, give up every weapon that Ive ever possibly had if we could save one kids life,Ž Bouton said. My right to own a gun doesnt trump their right to breathe.Ž Many attendees in support of the march said over and over again it is not their intention to ban guns altogether. I think what the students are asking for is very reasonable, theyre just asking for assault ri”es to be banned, high-capacity weapons. That has nothing to do with your second amendment, were all for you owning your guns but you have to be reasonable. We need background checks,Ž said mother and marcher Sharleen Saltzman. Saltzman marched with her sixth-grade daughter Skye and “fthand sixthgrade family friends Tyler and Madison Murray. I dont want to be killed at school,Ž Madison Murray said. Of the marchers, many were retired teachers and older residents who have lived through decades of mass shootings without seeing any change. I just hope that, with the response of today, its meaningful, that they do something about the gun laws,Ž said George Hodge. Some Florida legislation has already been enacted. On March 9, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety ActŽ into law. It requires schools to enhance security on school campuses in three possible ways: creating a guardian program which allows some school staff to carry weapons, designate school safety specialists at every school or assign school resource deputies to every school in the community. The new bill included more than $97 million designated to school safety programs. This is as important to them as the civil rights and Vietnam was to me,Ž Georgia Sauer, a Longboat Key resident who brought her grandchildren visiting from Pittsburgh to the Sarasota event. Theyll look in the future and know they were there since the beginning.Ž Its particularly encouraging that teenagers are involved because thats who I spent my career teaching. The kids from Parkland are so articulate and its exciting, refreshing. Maybe they can open up something that adults havent been able to,Ž Emily Peel said, looking toward the line of people spanning the bridge, Theyve given us hope.Ž Email: kgleason@sun-herald.com and lcoey@sun-herald.comMARCHFROM PAGE 1 Marcia Cullinan of Port Charlotte participates with her husband, Michael, a teacher at Lemon Bay High School.SUN PHOTOS BY MICHELE HASKELLMore than 1,000 people came out to support Charlotte County students. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE Gerald H. Fishman Gerald H. Fishman, age 70 of Punta Gorda, passed away on March 19, 2018. He was born on December 15,1947 to the late Reuben and Ruth Fishman. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Fishman; children, Harvey (Hope) and Gwenn Fishman; step-children, Amie (Michael) Conti and Andrew Kahane; grandchildren, Alex Fishman, Brittany (Zach) Watson, Michael Jr and Nicholas Conti, Hannah, Abigail, and Maya Kahane and two great-grandchildren, Arabella and Lilianna Watson. Jerry, born in Canada, raised in the Bronx, New York then residing in New Jersey, before retiring in Punta Gorda, Florida. His many accomplishments included building his way from a starting position to Sr Vice President of a prestigious brokerage “rm. After his retirement from Wall Street, he purchased a manufacturing company, while at the same time establishing a successful real estate investment company. Always keeping his eye on business, he then furthered his interest in sports memorabilia, and turned it into a successful business, which led him to meet a number of legendary sports “gures, such as Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Terry Bradshaw, and Dan Marino. In 1999, Jerry and his wife picked Punta Gorda for their home. A persons life is not measured by the quantity of things acquired, but by the quality of the tears of those who must say goodbyeŽ. -MRF. A celebration of life will be held at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4-7pm. Arrangements entrusted to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. Pay respects at www. charlottememorial.com.Frederick J. Grose Frederick (Fred) J. Grose, age 75, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away at home on March 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife of 50 years, Lorraine, and his family. Fred leaves behind his son David Crichton and wife Diana of Bremerton, WA; daughter Mary Norris and husband Patrick of Coventry, CT; and daughter Katherine Bownes and husband Jeffrey of Meriden, CT. He was blessed with his grandchildren Nathan and Lindsay Crichton, James (deceased) and Eric Norris, Jessica Deitch and Ryan Bownes; and his great grandchildren Isabel and Ethan Crichton, Devon and Lana Norris, and Aubrey Deitch. Fred served his country in Vietnam. He was always “t and loved to exercise, ride his motorcycle, golf and ski. He loved his family and his dog Meghan. But mostly, he loved his wife, Lorraine. He will be missed greatly by all. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Military honors and refreshments will immediately follow, also at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. To leave an online condolence, please visit www. charlottememorial.com.Renee M. IliouRenee Madeleine Iliou, 88, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away March 13, 2018. She was born November 6, 1929 in Port au Prince, Haiti and was an active member of the San Antonio Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Claude-Bernard Iliou and Pascale Iliou, her daughter in law Susanne Schroeder, her grandchildren Daniel Iliou, Ryan Iliou, Robert Vitalis and Aaron Iliou. She was predeceased by her husband Louis Iliou in 2006. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Wednesday March 28, 2018 at the San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. In lieu of ”owers, the family has requested donations be made in her memory to San Antonio church. Please visit kays-ponger. com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. KaysPonger & Uselton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.ENGLEWOOD David A. Linton David A. Linton, 77, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Englewood Community Hospital after a short, but courageous, battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his family in his “nal days. Dave was born in Green“eld, Indiana, to Arthur and Dorothy (Hogue) Linton. Dave lived in Green“eld all of his life and graduated from Green“eld High School. Dave worked at Eli Lilly and Company in Green“eld for 33 years, retiring as a systems analyst. He and his wife, Sharon, had many friends in Green“eld, and were active in the Lilly camping club, bowling leagues, and the Elks. He retired to Florida in 1994. Upon retirement, Dave enjoyed gol“ng, twice scoring a hole in one, and was active in the Sons of the American Legion, was a life member of the VFW and the Rotonda Elks. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Rotonda. He and his wife also enjoyed the company of a wide circle of Florida friends, both permanent, snowbird and friends visiting the sunshine state. Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon (nee Crider) Linton; daughter, Debbie (Matt Egan) Linton of Rotonda West, Florida; son, Jeff (Dottie) Linton of Fullerton, California; one grandson, Quin Patterson of San Antonio, Texas; four granddaughters, Jessica, Whitney, Rachel, and Caroline Linton, all of Fullerton, California. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sheila; and brother, Doug. Dave was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. Daves family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Englewood Community Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care and advice. Dave will be remembered in a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Daves name to the American Cancer Society, www. cancer.org, or to a charity of choice. Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc. has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewood fh.com.NORTH PORT John P. Pendleton John Philip Pendleton of North Port, Florida died Thursday, March 22, 2018 after a brief illness. He is survived by his three children, John S. Pendleton and his wife Pamela of Warrenton, Virgnia, Mary P. Mellott and husband Steven of McDonough, Georgia, Susan P. Burke of North Port, Florida; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Davies Pendleton. In lieu of ”owers the family would appreciate donations made to the hospice of ones choice. To see full obituary visit www.toalebrothers.com. OBITUARIES Theodore Aughey Theodore TedŽ Aughey, 80, of Woodstock, Georgia formerly a longtime resident of Punta Gorda, Florida died January 7, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Ted was born on May 25, 1937 in Arden, Delaware. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from New York University. He was married to Lois Crawford Aughey on July 28, 1962 in Malone, New York. In 2012, Ted and Lois celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Punta Gorda. He is survived by his children, Dr. Deborah Lynn Aughey, Paul Crawford Aughey, and Susan Elizabeth Aughey; his son-in-law, Carlos Barrera (Debbies husband); and Katie Fullerton, his daughter-in-law and Pauls wife. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Debbie and Carloss children, Andres AndyŽ Barrera and Alejandro AlexŽ Barrera. All, including wife Lois, are residents of Georgia. His nephews, Jeffrey and Eric Aughey, also of Georgia, are much beloved members of his extended family. Ted is pre-deceased by his parents and his two brothers, William Henry HankŽ Aughey III, formerly of Rochester, New York, and Michael Eugene GeneŽ Aughey, formerly of Norcross, Georgia. He was very fond of his former sisters-in-law, Anna Berit Vic Nordling and Kathleen Bell Aughey. After many years as Vice President of Finance at Punta Gorda Isles, Inc., Ted earned his mortgage brokerage and real estate licenses. He worked for Five Star Reality and then started Strathmore Management Consulting Company in addition to assisting Lois in the operations and ownership of Hamiltons Uniform World. Ted was a lifelong tennis a“cionado playing for many years at the Burnt Store Country Club. He was a frequent participant in mens and mixed doubles. He was an athlete and a sportsman who enjoyed gol“ng, hunting, and salt and freshwater “shing. He loved watching football, especially the Miami Dolphins, the Florida State Seminoles, and the Charlotte High School football team. As a benefactor for the CHS Fighting Tarpons, Ted was instrumental in coordinating the CHS boat auction that obtained the lights for the CHS stadium. He also coached several Pop Warner teams and little league baseball teams. Many students and athletes from the classes of 1980-1988 remember Teds support of Charlotte High School organizations. He was an avid band parent and a super supporter of the CHS athletic teams. He also served on the school advisory committee. His support for education even led him to teach classes in business principles and personal “nances at Edison College and at the Arcadia Correctional Institute. He titled his un“nished autobiography, The Great Life of Ted Aughey to Date.Ž All who knew him remember a loving spouse, a loyal brother and son, a model father, a charismatic friend, a role model community member, a supportive boss and work colleague, and always ready with a new joke. He was a man who embraced life even with its sudden pitfalls and tragedies. He bounced back from a massive stoke and the destruction of his house and business from Hurricane Charley and a major “re. He overcame the turmoil of the real estate crash of the 1980s and 1990s to try entrepreneurial ventures. Ted was an enthusiastic participant in life. He leaves this legacy and character trait to his children and grandchildren. He will be sincerely missed. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Monday, April 2nd from 1pm to 2:30pm at Kays-Ponger and Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave Punta Gorda, FL with a memorial service to follow. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 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 letters@sun-herald.com. 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 IEWPOINTRaise height limits in Punta Gorda Armed teachers stand a chance No changes yet in code enforcement Trump donated to Hillary too Airport Authority to see two races Carefully analyze hospital billsEditor: While I have vigorously disagreed with Counselor Cummings stand on medical marijuana, I feel he is spot on with his points on raising the height limits on buildings downtown. We have an abundance of great restaurants, and many hotel rooms, yet there are few retail shops and art galleries to hold people in our little town. After Charley, a proposal was made to build a beautiful center in the current bomb siteŽ that is now City Market Place. A hue and cry went up, We do not want to look like Naples!Ž Now, we surely do not. We have a rectangular motel that looks like a large Lego block. Most of the time the site looks like an adolescents bedroom ”oor, when the various festivals are going on (no offense, Matt and Nick). Raise the limit in the area bordered by U.S. 41, Marion, and Olympia. Let retail stores come back to downtown. Give people a reason to come downtown besides eating and Funkfest.Ž We will still be the unique little town we once were. We will just have grown up, as we have to. Any town has to either move forward or stagnate. Sam Harris Punta GordaEditor: In response to one writers comments on March 18: The best concealed weapon wont stop (an) AR-15 in a school shooting.Ž There seems to be a common disconnect with those unfamiliar with active shooter situations and “rearms. The AR-15 is not what needs to be stopped. The person operating it is who needs to be stopped. The average concealed carry “rearm is proven effective at this. Contrary to your beliefs as a former teacher and administrator, many of todays teachers who are trained to use “rearms defensively do believe they would stand a better chance armed against an active shooter, regardless of their weapon of choice, rather than cowering under a desk or shielding students while sacri“cing their own lives. Coincidentally, the very rules that make it illegal for teachers to be armed are the ones that create the soft target that mass shooters show preference toward.Tom Viele EnglewoodEditor: Several weeks ago, I authored a letter about lack of code enforcement/ quality standards within the city of Arcadia. This was not an indictment of line staff, but of administration/ council. Since that letter, the council adopted a policy to curb multifamily occupation of single-family housing. What has changed since then? Virtually nothing, at least in my neighborhood. Accumulated debris is even worse than before. Windows are still boarded up from Hurricane Irma. And multiple families still live in single-family housing. Why? Is it that quality of life isnt a big deal to the council/administrator? Is code enforcement told to be reactive (complaint driven) rather than proactive (observation)? Or could it Editor: The latest tirade from the president? He screams about the makeup of Muellers team of investigators being Clinton supporters, saying they worked for her at one time or another, and they donated to her campaigns. As with most of what comes from his mouth, this too is a lie. Three of the investigators did in fact donate in past years, one of which was 12 years ago and it was to the Clinton Foundation, not to her. Trump says they should all be removed Editor: It appeared there are two newcomers running for the two seats up for the Airport Authority election this year. Stan Smith is running against the incumbent Kathleen Editor: Since the beginning of the year I have been to the hospital twice, so they have my current medical insurance and the ER costs were sent to my current insurance provider. The other day I got a bill for almost $400 and it stated my medical insurance would not cover physicians costs. As I looked over the bill that had been sent to an insurance company I no longer have and that insurance company was in very tiny print and easily to miss. Had I paid it, the doctor would have got maximum cost and not the bargain down rate my insurance company pays out in full. So seniors it is best to really analyze what youre being billed before you pay it or you can kiss that money bye bye.Gerald Benedick North Port OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITORChallenge the message, but not the messengerWhether you agree with their agenda, we think the students protesting for stronger gun laws deserve respect for taking a stand and helping get one passed when others might have given up. Survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are key players in what quickly became a nationwide youth-led effort addressing gun violence. Maybe they have some solutions, maybe they dont. This is certain, however: If we cant have a discussion about the problem, then even the best ideas are useless. But it bothers some people that students „ many of whom are too young to vote, or to buy a gun „ have gotten so deeply involved in the political process. They say: What right do these kids have to tell adults what the law should be?Ž They wonder: How can these youths possibly understand the nuances of laws and cases relating to the Second Amendment?Ž Anyone who has listened to these articulate young people on TV should have the answers to those questions. As for their right to speak up, the First Amendment protects them, too. Theyre allowed to express their opinions regardless of age. Many of them have already turned 18 and can vote, as theyll be showing us this year. Regarding their knowledge of gun issues, they were in a shooting gallery at their high school a little more than a month ago. They have a perspective on guns few of us do and none of us wants. Why are they not entitled to be heard, if not necessarily heeded? Baselessly impugning them and their motives isnt constructive, and certainly wont make them go away. And it shouldnt. Unfortunately, thats the default response to a position when someone disagrees with it these days. Even last weeks memorial walkout at Venice High School in remembrance of the shooting victims aroused suspicions when the Gondolier-Sun posted a story on Facebook. The voluntary event was student-run and school-sanctioned and contained no political messages, unlike some of the walkouts held elsewhere that day. Aside from a few remarks from students „ including a senior who transferred to VHS this year from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School „ it consisted of a minute of silence for each of the 17 people who were killed. The student participants then returned to class. Still, comments posted to the story online show some people saw it as something else. The walkouts were originally being done to honor those students that died in the shooting and somehow the powers that be turned it into anti-gun protest,Ž one person wrote. Actually, the walkouts started as a protest of Congress inaction on gun control, according to Womens March Youth EMPOWER, which coordinated them. Local walkouts here just didnt embrace that theme. In fact, the young man who transferred from the school where the shooting happened told us hes pro-gun. I am not bothered by peaceful protests. I applaud people who stand up for what they believe in,Ž states another comment. What bothers me is using children (and you are children) to further a political agenda. This tragedy is about mental health issues, NOT about guns.Ž The local school walkouts were about neither, but the alleged manipulation of the Parkland students has been a common, though unsubstantiated, theme. They have said that both mental health and guns are part of the problem. Young & dumb and have no clue what is involved in this debate „ yea, like a bunch of entitled brats walking out of school and they actually think this will change anything LOL „ 7 days from now „ no, make that 2 days from now nobody will even remember a thing,Ž another reader wrote. Young,Ž yes, but where do dumbŽ and entitledŽ come from? The Parkland students and their supporters have been savvy enough to earn continued national media attention, and there were large events Saturday and more planned for next month. Havent these students done what wed encourage them to do in any other circumstance „ identify something they think is a problem and try to “x it? Arent these the same kids who get criticized for being too obsessed with their phones to get involved in the real world?Ž We know that some people feel their rights under the Second Amendment are under attack, and they get defensive when the subject of gun control comes up. Thats “ne. Just debate these students, dont diss them. Especially if youd be on their side if they had an anti-gun control message instead. be certain neighborhoods/ people are targeted, while others arent? People dont mind paying taxes as long as some substantial benefit is gleaned from them. In this instance, some seem to be getting little of nothing.Joseph E. Fink Arcadiabecause of donations to Hillary. In years past, Trump has donated more than $1.3 million to political campaigns, more than half of that to Democrats, and $100,000 directly to Hillary. I guess he should also be removed. I would suggest the next letter praising Trump include something he has accomplished other than just saying he has done so much for us. Most of the letters in support of Trump are like the “sherman telling the story of the one that got away. Every time he tells it, his hands get farther apart.Joseph A. Del Bonis Rotonda WestCoppola and Julie Price is running against the incumbent Rob Hancik. After a little research, Coppola has been on the authority for almost 28 years. I think it is time for some new blood. Smith, a retired airline captain has an extensive aviation background, is a longtime resident of Charlotte County, seems the logical choice as related to the continuing growth of Allegiant Airlines. Hancik, completing a “rst term has over 35 years of aviation experience, a retired airport director with a resume of accomplishments,should have a second term. His opponent, Julie Price is a mystery and apparently has no aviation experience. As an airplane owner, based at Punta Gorda Airport, we need to have the most knowledgeable leadership on the Airport Authority to keep pace with its continuing growth. I encourage Charlotte County voters to elect Hancik and Smith. Gary L. Boschee North Fort Myers

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINTWEEK IN REVIEW There has been much discussion regarding the guitar armyŽ at Gilchrist Park. There are several musician groups that meet to jam at the park. The original guitar army group was founded by Steve Blackwell and friends. This group has continued to meet in an acoustic setting on Thursday evenings at the gazebo. I began attending the Thursday night jam over 10 years ago. I joined the ampli“ed group that played at the larger pavilion. Over the years that group has grown to over 30 musicians and hundreds of spectators. This gathering is a free community event that offers music and fellowship in a beautiful environment. Folks can bring a picnic meal, take pictures of the sunset and get up and sing a song if they choose, or simply listen, dance and enjoy the evening. As the leaderŽ of the ampli“ed players, Ive chatted with various folks from the Punta Gorda City government over the years. The of“cials supported the music in the park and were trying to accommodate both groups. There was some con”ict between the acoustic and electric groups both being there on Thursday. After much discussion we opted to move the ampli“ed group to Tuesday to resolve any con”ict. We appreciate the opportunity to continue the music for both groups. As the city of“cials prepared for construction of Gilchrist Park I reached out for permission to use the stage area at Laishley Park. I was told I needed to book that at a fee and it may or may not be available each week. The other suggestion was the top ”oor of the parking garage, however there was no power and no cover from sun or rain. Neither of these were good options. Kathy Burnam graciously reached out to me to set up our jam at the center court at Fishermans Village. That was a generous offer and worked out OK, however the parking and accessibility was not as convenient for some of our folks. Kathy understood that wed give that a try but would be moving back to Gilchrist once it was reopened. Once Gilchrist Park reopened, the end result was not at all what the city of“cials told me it would be. I was originally told there would be new restrooms, plenty of parking around the stage area which would be moved away from the water in order to make room for the larger river walk, bicycle path. When it was all said and done, the restrooms were replaced with a portable restroom trailer down by the pickleball courts. Did the city miss the budget by that much that they didnt allow for the restrooms? That seems ridiculous to me; that should have been one of the “rst things done. The parking is limited to a small lot with a circular round-about which could have been used for parking instead of the wasted space to turn around. The street parking is a fraction of what used to be available. I was told we were not to be on the grass area or we would be “ned. Im not sure who the writer of the March 21 Viewpoint spoke with, but it sure wasnt me. Not one musician in this group has a devil-may-care attitude toward the rules. We do not feel exempt from the rules or entitled to anything more than any other resident. My musician friends and I respectfully pull up to the circle, unload our equipment and “nd a parking spot every week. I remind folks to follow the rules and stay off the grass or they could be “ned, or worse yet could get hurt as the grassy area is uneven in many areas. Some of the attendees (younger and more able-bodied) offer to park the car for the folks who may have trouble walking that far. The problem is that there is simply not enough parking during season. It feels as if the message to the musicians and folks that follow the music is, We really dont care if you gather here or not.Ž The changes made to the park more than accommodate the bicycle group, runners, walkers, pet lovers, etc., but offer little for the music venue. The way I see it, we now have Laishley Park and Gilchrist Park that look lovely but are not user-friendly for our elder community, or any age group for that matter. I describe it as the pretty girl friend: She looks good but she cant cook. My band (The Country Express Band) has played a couple events at Laishley Park (one for Kiwanis and the other for the Veterans Wall dedication). We donated our time for both of these worthwhile causes. The parking situation was ridiculous. Not for the musicians, for the folks coming to support the event. Ive talked to folks who like to attend the craft fairs at Gilchrist Park. It doesnt seem practical, as there may be a plan for the vendors, but how are their potential customers supposed to get to them? Seems like the plan is to force use of the event center for all these type of events. And what about Christmas Card Lane? Ive had many folks ask about that. This was a community event that businesses paid for to display their message and the community enjoyed driving down to see them. And the statement, And its darn right hard work to haul an amp more than a few feet. Yes, the parking ban creates a requirement for greater effort to set up. But the setup is always the grunt work, and its always required. The payoff always comes in the playing,Ž was obviously written by a non-musician. I do have a band and get paid to play a gig, which involves set-up, tear down, travel, expense for equipment, wear and tear on the vehicle and practice time. I do enjoy playing, but it is a job. It should never look like a job to the customers but nonetheless, it is a job. I expect to be paid for a job. The difference between my band being hired and the music jam each week at Gilchrist Park is that I am not looking to be paid. This is such a unique opportunity for any musician to come and play. We learn from each other, meet new players, in some cases bands have been formed from these encounters. I have no complaint in bringing my equipment to set up and allow all to use. I do this for the people who continually support this weekly event. Many are elderly and while living on a “xed income this is a great outing and fellowship opportunity. My wife and I have built many friendships through the folks weve met at Gilchrist. There have been occasions when the weather was bad Ive invited them back to my home to jam and visit. We have cupcakes or cookies once a month to celebrate birthdays. We are involved with each other, look out for each other and care about each other. We love these folks and cherish their friendship. Ive talked to people from all over the country who have happened upon usŽ as they were visiting our town. They cant believe what a cool event this is. Wish they had this type of thing in their town. My son lives in Savannah and had a co-worker bring up a YouTube video of me singing one night. My son said, Thats my Dad!Ž Ive been given names and numbers of folks who invite me to come play in their town if I ever get their way. Offered to have a yard party if we could work it out. This is one more thing that makes the music in the park such a unique treasure. It offends me that its value was so diminished by the article that appeared in the Sun Its not just about the musician or parking, its about a community coming together once a week under the universal language of music. Fred Brandon is a musician who lives in Port Charlotte. Guitar Army: Building community through music Guest ColumnsFred Brandon Stormy Daniels could have stepped right out of the 1990s. She would have been a natural in a Bill Clinton scandal, and, in fact, all the same means would have been used against her. Donald Trumps tactics in these cases are almost indistinguishable from the Clintons. The effort to shut down the accusers, the unconvincing denials, the legal maneuvering, the sleazy fixers, the media allies trying to sweep it under the rug „ its all there. That Daniels finally broke into the news cycle a few weeks ago is a step toward normality in the Trump era. Prior to that, it was downright bizarre that a sex scandal involving a porn star got overshadowed by other mediagenic outrages. But now Daniels is firmly on the agenda. It helps that there is a legal fight „ she wants out of her nondisclosure agreement „ which gives the media the excuse to cover it like all it cares about are the finer points of contract law. The legal battle, and that of former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal (seeking an exit from her agreement with the publisher of the National Enquirer giving it exclusive rights to her story of a Trump affair), doesnt seem complicated. You dont get to sign such an agreement and then turn around and get out of it when it no longer suits you. Of course, the effort to buy their stories in the first place speaks volumes. There was no reason for Trump fixer Michael Cohen to spend $130,000 to silence a random porn star making up a ludicrous fantasy about his boss. A simple denial would have sufficed and been more in keeping with Trumps parsimony. Even if Trumps side wins the legal battles, Daniels and McDougal have, in effect, found ways around their agreements by making such a stink about them. The point of an NDA is supposed to be that no one knows about the NDA. Typically, the subject of an NDA doesnt promote a tour of strip clubs based on the affair she was supposed to not disclose. Trumps best strategy in all of this would be one easy sentence: Ive done things Im not proud of.Ž It would have the advantage of being true, of acknowledging what everyone knows, and of not delving into the details of any particular allegation while allowing everyone around him to revert back to this statement whenever Daniels or another woman comes up. Standing in the way of such a simple expedient is Trumps M.O. of never giving an inch in favor of no-holds-barred legal combat (Daniels will owe $20 million in damages!), perhaps the worry that any show of weakness will encourage other women to come forward, and, presumably, the personal element. How would a semi-confession affect Melania? As the governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had to settle for dalliances with Little Rock lounge singers and low-level government workers „ porn stars and playmates were out of his reach. But the basic picture is the same. Stormy Daniels is Trumps Gennifer Flowers. Summer Zervos, the former ApprenticeŽ contestant suing Trump for defamation, could be his Paula Jones, if she actually gets him embroiled in civil litigation. What Trump lacks is a Monica Lewinsky to drag all of this into the present. It was Clintons affair with a White House intern and his lies about it under oath that transformed his scandals from lurid distractions to all-consuming national scandal. Thats a significant difference, and something that Trumps evangelical supporters can hang their hat on. Almost all of them know that Trump is not, and has never pretended to be, a paragon of virtue. Their calculation now is the same as it was in the general election „ the alternative to Trump is a disaster on every policy front, so stay close to nurse for fear of something worse. The cost is a tawdry spectacle that they scorned 20 years ago and is now part of the scenery of their own side. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 FAMILY ALBUMCortney Netherington and Cristian Cardenas Announcing the marriage of Cortney Netherington and Cristian Cardenas of Lake Mary, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Misty Netherington of Lake Mary, Florida and Eric Netherington of Punta Gorda, Florida. Groom is the son of Julia and Cristian Cardenas of Lake Mary, Florida. They were married on Jan. 14, 2018 at the Lake Mary Event Center, with reception following also at the Event Center. The brides maid of honor, Diana Rossi; bridesmaids, Amber Wetherington, Abby Wetheringon (sisters of the bride) and Cady Rueff and Gabrielle Merditaj (cousins). The grooms best man, Christopher Cardenas (brother of the groom); ushers, Mitchell Cardoza, William Rivera, Joshua Alvelo and Dalton Rueff (cousin of the bride). Mr. and Mrs. Cardenas will reside in Lake Mary, Florida.FAMILY ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENTSBirth announcements Birthdays Anniversaries Engagements Weddings Family reunions€ € €Commemorate your familys milestones and share the joy with the community. Call 941-206-1028, or email familyalbum@sun-herald.com to inquire about rates. FAMILY ALBUM/NEWSHarborwalk along Laishley Park is going to be closed for the majority of the afternoon and into the evening on April 7 for a music festival. Punta Gorda City Council members approved closing the area for Edgewater Events Peace River Revival. Edgewater Events President Nick Nemec said the most obvious reasonŽ for closing down the area is because of the expense the company is putting forth. ... in this actual one-day event,Ž said Nemec, to be able to draw people from regional and maybe even out of state (regions) with the large production that we are doing ƒ it is quite expensive.Ž The second reason for the closure request is for the safety of Punta Gorda citizens, according to Nemec. The second-most important reason to me,Ž he said, would be the safety of the people walking on Harborwalk. When you are putting together a production such as this, there are hazards. There is a lot of electricity, there is a lot of wires, there is a lot of vehicles ... things of that nature that are going through that we would not want to put innocent citizens walking in any of that harms way.Ž One citizen rejected the idea of closing down the Harborwalk area of Laishley Park based on the fact that major eventsŽ have been had in the past without the need to close down the pathway. I strongly oppose closing Harborwalk,Ž said Wendy Young. I use Harborwalk for bicycling and walking regularly, especially on the weekend.Ž She thinks to close the pathway on Saturday and Sunday is an egregious assault on the citizens of Punta Gorda to not being able to use their public land.Ž Despite Youngs comments, the council approved closing down the Harborwalk area surrounding Laishley Park on April 7; a detour will be available. Email: dsutphin@sun-herald.comHarborwalk on Laishley to close for Peace River RevivalBy DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITER Guess what species of animal is the fastest-growing on the pet-overpopulation charts? Then guess what animal ranks third in those turned into animal shelters, right behind dogs and cats? If you guessed rabbit and rabbit, you guessed correctly. Why are so many turned into animal shelters? Number one, because most people do not know how to care for them, and number two, their children have lost interest. And then there are those who were allowed to accidentally (or carelessly) breed and ended with too many rabbits. Thirty three rabbits were brought to Suncoast Humane Society during 2017 and the shelter is on course to exceed that “gure in 2018. Actually, as strange as it seems, nearly as many rabbits are turned in to the shelter as young puppies. Animal shelters across the country receive Dutch Rabbits, Lop Eared, Lion Head, Angora and many of the other 50 varieties of domestic rabbits. All are beautiful creatures, but homeless. And yikes! It isnt even Easter yet, which is the kiss of death for many domestic rabbits. The large commercial rabbit mills, with conditions very similar to the more widely known puppy mills are already in full swing preparing to “ll local pet stores with live Easter gifts. Overbreeding, poor education regarding proper care, and too few homes, all work to initiate the cruelty chain for domestic rabbits. Our nation continues to be a throw-away society for unwanted pets. Along with their thirdplace rating in popularity at shelters comes the sad fact that they have become the third-most euthanized animal. Some shelters in highly populated areas are estimated to be forced to euthanize 80-90 percent of incoming rabbits, because of overbreeding and too few homes. Bunnies can make great pets for those that study their needs, and know how to care for them. They de“nitely should be spay or neutered. They should be handled carefully and with kindness. Your house should be bunny-proofed and chew-protected. What can you do to help slow down the growth of the homeless rabbit population? € Never purchase a rabbit, especially on a whim or for a child. € Adopt from a shelter or rabbit rescue group. € Always spay/neuter preventing unwanted births. € Dont frequent pet stores that sell rabbits. € Never turn a domestic rabbit loose in the wild. They are a completely different creature than their wild relatives. € Educate others on the suffering of the domestic rabbit. To learn more about proper care of the domestic rabbit and the plight and growing cruelties of these sensitive creatures, google House Rabbit Society. It is time to stop treating the domestic rabbit as a THIRD-class citizen. Phil Snyder is the executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society. He has more than 40 years of experience in animal care, control and welfare, including 15 years with the Humane Society of the United States. To learn how you can help homeless animals at your humane society, visit www.humane.org or call 941-474-7884.Rabbits, rabbits and more rabbits PHOTOS PROVIDEDTurbo was adopted from Suncoast Humane Society this month. Jelly Bean was adopted from Suncoast Humane Society this month. Hallee Wayne at Suncoast Humane Society with her newly adopted rabbit, Dusty. Suncoast Humane SocietyPhil Snyder WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Cary Lee Rau of Findlay, Ohio, and Nicole Anne Barton of Findlay, Ohio € Vaughn Matthew Onnen of Lake Mills, Wis., and Miranda Lee Wierl of Lake Mills, Wis. € Calshaun Arsenio Gagni of Mayfield, Ohio, and Tatiana Alphonso Schimming of Punta Gorda € Andrew James Gehrig of Burton, Mich., and Ramona Faye Dumas of Port Charlotte € Joseph Swan Junkin and Weston, Mass., and Bryn Peters Madden of Weston, Mass. € Crystal Nunez of Philadelphia, Pa., and Angel Luis Rivera of Philadelphia, Pa. € Daniel Kenneth Clark of Addison, N.Y., and Maude Marie Wilson of Addison, N.Y. € Samantha Anne Hamlin of Punta Gorda, and Thomas George Knapp of Punta Gorda € Richard James Marchand of North Port, and Rita Hubai of North Port € Erika Beatriz Gomez of Port Charlotte, and Cesar Amador Ramos of Port Charlotte € Morgan Kelly Griffin of Punta Gorda, and Walter Joseph Blais III of North Fort Myers € Latisha Leahna Campbell of Englewood, and Martin George Vener Jr. of Englewood € Adam Rodney Shepperd of Port Charlotte, and Tanaya Nicole Miller of Port Charlotte € Charlie Burchett Horton of Port Charlotte, and Alice Johanna Horton of Port Charlotte € Marcus James McCallumHouston of Port Charlotte, and Nelisiwe Pretty Luthuli of Port Charlotte € Brianna Lynn Meyeraan of Port Charlotte, and Matthew Joseph Battaglia of Port Charlotte € Tommie Lee Nofzinger of Punta Gorda, and Janet Lynn Campbell of Punta Gorda € Daniel Blanco Carrillo of Miami, and Yolexis Garcia Lazo of Port Charlotte € Jennifer Ann Wilson of Punta Gorda, and William Joseph Norman of Cape Coral € George William Darrell of Punta Gorda, and Judith Elaine Messner of Punta Gorda € Dino Rustin of Bradenton, and Jennifer Erin Skene of Bradenton € Roxana Dayle Muniz of Arcadia, and Christopher Monroe Daniels of Arcadia € Ashley Nichole Widmer of Port Charlotte, and Bryan Anthony Clark of Punta GordaCharlotte County divorces€ Deborah Bucher v. Warren S. Bucher € Darlene A. Dion, v. George Anthony Pace € Debra Lyn Feindt Hardin v. Barrett Miles Hardin € Kelly Gilbert v. Todd Gilbert € Carl B. Laveau v. Melissa F. Laveau € Gary Kurt Newsom Jr. v. Synimon Krystal Newsom € Charles John Sganga Sr. v. Nicole M. Sganga € Casey Sloan v. Brittany Sloan € Christina Rose Walker v. Christopher Drew Walker € Nancy A. White v. Robert L. Surprenant WINNERS CIRCLEAMERICAN LEGION POST 103€ Sunday Darts winners March 18: Round 1: 1-Dale McDaniel, Mike Vest; 2-Dave Heder, C.W. Clark; 3-Nancy Heder, John Seaman. Round 2: 1-Fran Smith, Kim Toney; 2-Sue Watson, Kathy Meadows; 3-Barbara Carroll, Mike Vest.AMERICAN LEGION POST 110€ Bridge winners March 19: David Cain, 5260; Lynn Boehler, 4400; Jane Cain, 4230.CHARLOTTE HARBOR YACHT CLUB€ Ladies Bridge winners March 20: 1-Jayne Dietsch; 2-Diane Floramo. € Slam Bridge winners March 21: 1-Frank Betz; 2-Maria Couper.CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY€ Mahjong winners March 15: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Cindy Robertson; Table 2: Merry Davine, Gina Adamo; Table 3: Bev Levy; Table 4: Irene Roach, Debra Depasquale. March 20: Table 1: Kathy Cimaglia, Doris Marlin; Table 2: Carole Drake, Linda Chappell; Table 3: Janet Gifford; Table 4: Rosalee Miller; Table 5: Irene Roach; Table 6: Cindy Robertson, Rita Cassaro; Table 7: Dorothy Quirk, Carol Berntsson; Table 8: Emily Hughes. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners March 21: Bob Sheehan, 17; Martha Bryant, 16; Don Francis, 14; Marilyn Gaudreau, 14; Lynn Davis, 14.ENGLEWOOD ELKS€ Trivia Game winners March 20: 1-Barbarians, $112; 2-Eight Shades of Grey, $34.FISHERMANS VILLAGE MARINA€ Mahjong winners March 22: 1-Peggy Thompson, 330; 2-Judie Koeppler, 225; 3-Susan Stouch, 205.ISLES YACHT CLUB€ Scrabble winners March 9: Norm Goldman, 260; Judith Howell, 259, 247; Liane Riley, 192; Sandy Robinson, 260. March 16: Mary Lou Coutts, 210; Judith Howell, 338, 261; Liane Riley, 227. € Trivia winners March 10: Bazinga, 108 points (Bruce, Glenn, Judith, Mark, Mary Lou x 2, Norm.)KINGS GATE€ Monday Bridge winners March 16: 1-Georgia Klemm, 4450; 2-Virginia Clayton, 4260; 3-Pinky, 3970; 4-Harold Clark, 3140. € Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 21: Paul Headrick, 1663; Kathy Garbowicz, 1611; Dick Lajoie, 1597; Rita Headrick, 1505. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 16: Kathy Garbowicz, 1592; Rita Harkey, 1475; Dick Lajoie, 1474.MOOSE LODGE 2121€ Contract Bridge winners March 21: Jane Cain, 8030; David Cain, 6910; Barbara Allore, 4950; Connie Oberlander, 4360; Jay Oberlander, 4330.PGI€ PGICA Monday Night Duplicate Bridge winners March 19: 1-Elaine Erickson, Lois Olsen; 2-Mid Noble, Lila Jameson.PORT CHARLOTTE GOLF CLUB€ Monday Bridge winners March 19: 1-Barb Allore; 2-Joyce Weibel; 3-Doris Schmitendorf.PROMENADES WEST€ Bridge winners March 16: 1-Harold Clark, 5110; 2-Marla Johanson, 4130; 3-Georgia Klemm, 3650; 4-Bill Marsh, 3540.RIVERWOOD€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners March 16: 1-Riverwood Rebels; 2-Corner Crew.TWIN ISLES COUNTRY CLUB€ Contract Bridge winner s March 13: 1-Dana Pruit; 2-Barbara Burnett; 3-Henny Harsh. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS NORTH PORT „ Venice rallied for four runs in the top of the “fth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and went on to defeat North Port, 7-2, in a Class 7A-District 11 baseball game Friday night in North Port. The Bobcats had just pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game, but the Indians responded in their next at bat to take control and avenge an earlier defeat at the hands of the Bobcats. Guys got the big hits in big situations,Ž Venice coach Craig Faulkner said. We got good pitching tonight. It helps when you have good pitching and some big hits in timely situations.Ž Sloppy defense hurt the Bobcats in the top the “rst inning. After Chase Latchford and Mitch Donofrio singled to put runners on “rst and second, North Port starter Charlie Davidson got Jakob Zito to hit a ground ball to second. But Ben Krizen bobbled the ball and both runners crossed the plate to give the Indians a quick 2-0 lead. North Port got one run back in the bottom of the inning as Brandon Corso tripled and Davidson singled. After Davidsons hit, Indians starter Danny Rodriguez retired the next eight batters, including “ve strikeouts in a row, before walking Davidson to lead off the fourth. Rodriguez then walked Colby Chippendale and hit Ethan Krizen with a pitch to load the bases, and gave up an RBI single to Logan Polston to tie the game. Michael Robertson singled to open the top of the “fth. After Mac Guscette struck out, Latchford singled and Donofrio walked to load the bases. Kevin Dubrule singled to left to score Robertson with the go-ahead run, but Latchford was thrown out at home. Zito followed with a drive to the left “eld corner that was dropped for a two-base error, allowing two more runs to score. Chase Doyle singled in Zito to make it 6-2. The Indians got another run in the top of the sixth thanks to another Bobcat error and a base hit by Guscette. North Port got the “rst two batters on in the bottom of the sixth and loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh against reliever Clayton Callan, but couldnt score. We had an error in the “rst and then we had an error in the “fth,Ž North Port coach Miles Mayer said. It was a tough play but he dropped it. Had he caught it, it would have been a different ballgame If we played a clean game, which is dif“cult for high schoolers, then things are much different.Ž Venice moved into “rst place in the district with a 3-1 record, while North Port fell into a tie for second with Charlotte at 2-2. I think its anybodys district right now,Ž Faulkner said. Theres a lot of teams that are real close. Weve got two more district games, so its going to come down to the last games.Ž Venice, which also defeated Sarasota in a rescheduled game this week to improve to 10-3, will begin play in the Sarasota Classic on Monday night with a home game at 7:30 p.m. Next up for North Port (5-7) is a home game against DeSoto County on Tuesday.Venice tops North Port on late rallyBy BRUCE ROBINSSN CORRESPONDENT At left: North Ports Trace Christmas lays down a bunt during Friday nights game at North Port High School.The Bobcats lost the game against Venice High School 7-2.SUN PHOTOS BY CHRIS BLAKENorth Port catcher Ethan Krizen tags out an Indian base runner during Friday nights game at North Port High School. Venice beat the Bobcats 7-2. BASEBALL: Venice 7, North Port 2PORT CHARLOTTE „ Though the Port Charlotte baseball team entered Friday nights non-district contest against Charlotte on their “rst winning streak of the season, the Pirates couldnt seem to do anything right against the Tarpons. Charlotte junior pitcher Kris Dillow never gave the Pirates a chance, holding them hitless except for a harmless single by Ryan Lomski in the fourth inning on his way to a 10-0 mercy-rule win in “ve innings for Charlotte at Port Charlotte High School. He hasnt had an opportunity to throw a lot this year,Ž Charlotte coach Lavell Cudjo said of Dillow. Hes been throwing his pens and doing his side work. We knew he was capable of doing this. When you face a team who maybe struggles a bit at hitting, hes throwing a lot of strikes, getting ahead in the count and then he can work in his other pitches, hes gonna be good. He threw well tonight, he commanded a lot of pitches and thats what weve been working on.Ž With Dillow cruising on the mound, his Tarpon teammates had no trouble quickly building an insurmountable lead for the junior pitcher. Five of the “rst six Tarpons reached base to start the second and Charlotte ended the inning holding a 3-0 lead from RBI hits by Dustin Thomas and Clayton Toth as well as scoring on a double steal of home and second. Even though those three runs would be all the Tarpons would need, they put the game away the very next inning by adding seven more runs on “ve hits, two hit batters and two costly Pirates errors. I dont even know if they showed up tonight, playing like that,Ž Pirates coach Rodney Taylor said. We got out of the “rst inning with a double play thinking, OK, well ride that momentum in. But tip your hat to the kid that threw. Its like a deer in headlights, we just werent here. I mean mentally, I dont know what it was, but we just werent here and Charlotte hit the ball well. When youre hitting the ball well, youve got a young kid throwing strikes and a defense playing well behind him, youre gonna get the win. Unfortunately we were on the wrong end of that tonight.Ž With the Tarpons already having an established rotation of arms, Dillows one-hitter was only his “rst start of the season. But with a complete game win now out of the way, Cudjo said he now feels more comfortable if he has to rely on Dillow in higher-pressure situations. I think when kids dont throw a lot its hard to get them to work and progress, but weve been doing our bullpen sessions and he got it done tonight,Ž Cudjo said. So now, I can trust him in situations and hes gonna get it done. Its about throwing strikes and having a short memory and he did that tonight. We have a lot of arms, and nothing against them, but we play a lot of competition and I cant just throw him out there hoping hell get us through. I still trust that he will, but when we face teams with better hitters, we have to go to our strengths.Ž Email: vportell@sun-herald.com Dillow one-hits Pirates in mercy-rule win for CharlotteBy VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITER BASEBALL: Charlotte 10, Port Charlotte 0 adno=50531116 Lets have a candid conversation about senior heart health Bringing New Life to Senior Living brookdale.com 2018 Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Join Brookdale Senior Living for a complimentary heart-healthy meal Call (855) 544-0461 and lets talk about keeping your heart healthy. 135408 CharlotteSun Cb Brookdale VeniceA Brookdale Managed CommunityIndependent Living | Assisted Living 1420 E. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 STATE NEWSMan gets life sentence for death of police officer Virtual bricks: Legoland Florida unveils 3D enhanced coaster Florida Gov. signs child marriage ban, tax cut bill Robotics project prompts school shutdownLARGO, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a police of“cer. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 10 of 12 jurors voted in favor of the death penalty Friday for Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. but WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) „ Legoland Florida has unveiled a new ride that combines an old-fashioned rollercoaster with virtual reality technology. The Orlando Sentinel reports The Great Lego Race is an adaptation of an existing rollercoaster, and was introduced to the public Friday. Merlin Magic Making, a division of Legolands parent company, spent 2 years developing the virtualreality elements now layered on to the physical course. Riders don a headset and are surrounded by legions of Legos trademark mini“gures as they zoom down the track. The attraction now (virtually) goes where it would be nearly impossible to go in real life: over cliffs, down rapids and into a cheering throng at the “nish line. The story revolves around a race between the rider and other mini“gures „ with 3D Lego bricks everywhere. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ It will soon be illegal in Florida for anyone under the age of 17 to get married under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott on Friday signed 74 bills into law including the ban on child marriages and a tax cut package that authorizes a back-toschool sales tax holiday in August. The ban takes effect in July. The legislation was a compromise between the House and Senate. The Senate originally passed a bill that banned the marriage of anyone under 18, but the House wanted exceptions for some 16and 17-year-olds when theres a pregnancy. The bill signed by Scott would set limits on the marriage of 17-year-olds. While pregnancy wont be a factor, anyone marrying a 17-year-old couldnt be more than two years older and minors would need parental consent. TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) „ Authorities say a suspicious device that shut down a Florida high school turned about to be a students robotics team project. Florida Today reports that Titusville High School and surrounding | HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE STATEroads were closed on Thursday after the device was found in the schools courtyard. Police say investigators determined Friday morning that the device was meant to shoot makeshift missiles, similar to a T-shirt cannon. Police say the student left the device unintentionally, and no criminal charges were reported. anything other than a unanimous decision results in a life sentence. Parilla pleaded guilty in October to “rst-degree murder. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 Question: I am getting ready to list my home. I “x things as needed, so I dont think there are any problems. I read somewhere its a good idea to get a home inspection before putting your home on the market. But in my case, I really dont think the inspector would “nd anything. Do you agree I dont need one? Answer: Ive read that, too. In both cases, the advice was given by nationally-syndicated, real estate columnists. However, real estate is hyper-local, meaning normal practices can vary widely from one neighborhood to another. Driving this home, in Rotonda West, we normally require an EMD (earnest money deposit) of $5,000 to $10,000. But just 8 miles away in Boca Grande, my buyers had to pay a $140,000 EMD because on the islandŽ its customary to pay 10 percent of the sales price.Ž The same applies to inspections. Here, it is rare for a seller to order a home inspection prior to listing the home. If your sole reason for ordering a home inspection report is to persuade potential buyers that your home is in perfect condition, dont do it. Buyers may doubt the inspector you hired is objective because the inspector works for you. The buyers will want to hire their own inspector. Just as a lender would not rely on an appraisal that you paid for. Ordering a home inspection before you list can result in self-imposed, shoot-yourself-in-the-foot, legal obligations you did not anticipate. For example, lets say the inspection report uncovers 5 material defects. Material defects are generally those that may have a signi“cant, adverse effect on the value of the home. Under Florida law, you are now required to disclose all these material defects to potential buyers. Your alternative is to “x the disclosed defects. That way, theres nothing to disclose. Problem gone. But what if you are strapped for cash without the means to “x defects? Had you not discovered those defects via your own home inspection, the defect will still be discovered by the buyers inspector. But now you can deal with it by issuing the buyer a credit-back at closing to cover the repair estimates. You wont need money up front that you dont have. Shifting gears, lets get back to your assumption that your well-maintained home is defect free. If we were in Vegas, Id give you 100 to 1 odds youre wrong. But that wouldnt be fair to you. Thats because Ive seen just one defect-free inspection report in 13 years. So what are the most common, unexpected defects you are likely to see on your inspection report? Defective GFCI outlets (ground-fault circuit interrupter) lead the pack. Those are the electrical outlets common in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchen counters that have 2 push-buttons in the middle. When they work, they protect you from electrocution by shutting off power when you, for instance, drop your hair-dryer into a sink full of water. For whatever reason, they have a very high failure rate over time and need to be replaced. In second place are side-entry garage doors. Open it and look at the bottom, inside seam where the door abuts the frame. Thats the part you dont see when the door is closed. If its wood, its likely it has wood-rot. If steel, this area is likely rusted. If the door is “berglass, you are in luck. In third place are window sashes. Open every window in your home and see if it stays up. Todays windows have springs in the sashes that have very high failure rates. In fourth place are showers where the caulking has worn or developed imperceptible cracks that allow water intrusion into the wall. Water ”ows slowly, so slowly, over time (borrowed that from a Righteous Brothers song) creating water damage Do sellers need a home inspection? BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 702 Back Nine Drive, Venice 1472 Lemon Bay Drive, Englewood 1478 Kittiwake Drive, Punta Gorda 702 Back Nine Dr., Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1998 List Price: $432,500 LP/SqFt: $223.28 Garage/Carport: 2 car garage, attached Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,937 Total Acreage: Up to 10,889 sq. ft. Pool: Private Location: Golf course view Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Robert Goldman/Michael Saunders & Company, robertgoldman@ michaelsaunders. com, 941-400-2756 A house with a fabulous view can be hard for a homebuyer to resist. But seeing the mountains, water or city lights from the comfort of home comes at a price. The hazy part is “guring out what that added cost is „ and whether its worth it Thats where real estate appraisers and analysts who study home values can help, even though they recognize theres no simple answer. Views are actually really dif“cult to quantify,Ž says Andy Krause, principal data scientist at Green“eld Advisors, a real estate research company. Its somewhat subjective. What makes a better water view? Do you want it to be wider? Do you want more of the water from a taller angle? You know, some of that is in the eye of the beholder.Ž Assigning a dollar value can also be dif“cult because not all views are equal or valuable, and a view thats sought-after in one location may not be in another. In Manhattan, a place that overlooks a green space will cost you a lot extra. In the countryside? Not as much, says Mauricio Rodriguez, a real estate expert who chairs the “nance department at Texas Christian Universitys Neeley School of Business.Putting a price on itSo how do you put a price on a variety of views? Krause, who builds automated valuation models that analyze home data, produced these estimates for what “ve different types of views might add to a homes price in Seattle: 5 Percent to 10 percent: For a home on ”at ground with an unobstructed view of an open space or a park, a seller could add 5 percent to 10 percent. In other words, if an identical home without a view is worth $500,000 elsewhere in Seattle, this view could boost the price to $525,000 or $550,000. 10 Percent to 30 percent: A home partway up a hill with a partially obstructed water view over neighbors rooftops could increase the overall price by 10 percent to 30 percent. It depends on how much of your “eld of vision the view “lls, both vertically and horizontally, Krause says. In this example, a home otherwise worth $500,000 might fetch $550,000 to $650,000.Love that homes view? See how much more youll payBy MARILYN LEWISNERDWALLETBRETT | 2 1472 Lemon Bay Dr., Englewood, FL 34223 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2003 List Price: $1,495,000 LP/SqFt: $490.16 Garage/Carport: 4 car garage, attached Beds: 3 Baths: 3 1‡2Sq Ft Heated: 3,050 Total Acreage: 1‡4 acre to 21,779 sq. ft. Pool: Private Location: Cul-de-sac Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Dianne Corcoran/Michael Saunders & Company, diannecorcoran@ michaelsaunders. com, 941-266-1426 1478 Kittiwake Dr., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 County: Charlotte Year Built: 1991 List Price: $879,000 LP/SqFt: $309.62 Garage/Carport: 2 car garage, attached Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 2,839 Total Acreage: 1‡4 acre to 21,779 sq. ft. Pool: Private Location: Cul-de-sac, ”ood zone Listing Agent/Brokerage: Sheila Meeks/Michael Saunders & Company, sheilameeks@ michaelsaunders.com. 941-639-0000VIEW | 5

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Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 Q: We are purchasing a new home and they want us to pay for title insurance. I do not understand why we need this Do they not have clear title to the land upon which they are building? We are only purchasing one of the many offered. If this is an absolute necessity, can it be bought for less elsewhere? „ Howard A: I unequivocally recommend that everyone buying a home get an owners title insurance policy. For a low, one-time cost, you get an insurance policy that protects what is most likely your most significant investment. Mortgage lenders make getting a title insurance policy that protects them a requirement for giving you a loan for very important reasons. While its uncommon for someones homeownership to be attacked, if you are unlucky enough to have it happen to you, you will be thankful for the protection. Your statement that your builder must have had good title to build all of these houses makes sense on the surface, but it may not actually be the case „ and your builder may be long gone by the time a problem surfaces, leaving you holding the bag. Title insurance covers you for various threats that affect your ownership, including a forged deed that happened long before the builder started the project; and a builder selling a home without clearing the liens or going out of business in mid-project and not being able to clear all the liens. Even if everything is on the up and up, mistakes happen, and things get missed, so you dont want to be the one who ends up paying for the error. Even without title insurance, it may be possible to sue the offending party, but it will be on your dime and at your risk. This is just not a smart chance to take. While it does pay to shop around for title insurance services, the cost of the actual insurance policy is set by law and should be the same everywhere. However, other settlement costs can vary. Be aware that not all title agents are attorneys (although the policy will cost you the same either way), so you may want to make sure you hire an attorney-agent. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Florida. 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. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Do I really need an owners title insurance policy?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELto the bathroom wall opposite the shower wall. This shows up on the inspectors detector as an elevated moisture readingŽ. Why am I telling you this? Because in many cases the sales contract requires the seller to “x some or all defects listed in the inspection report. The sales contract may empower the buyer to demand the work be performed by a licensed contractor. If you, or your gol“ng buddies, are handy, and can safely “x these things yourself, these problems can disappear before you ever list your home. Thats a win-win. 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, Brett@BrettSlattery.com, or www.BrettSlattery.com.BRETTFROM PAGE 1 Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Raysbaseball.com/SpringSPRING TRAINING TODAY | 1:05 P.M.SWIM GOGGLESFirst 500 kids 14 & under, presented by 7-Eleven AT CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARKSPRING TRAINING AT TROPICANA FIELDTUESDAY, MARCH 2712:35 P.M. a dno=50530960 LuxuryWaterfrontLivingON THE WORLD CLASS FISHING AND BOATING WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR adno=50532785

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PHASE TWO ORAL PRESENTATIONS: Friday, April 27, 2018 at FSW, Time to be deter mined, Office of Financial Serv ices, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE TWO PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Immediately following the las t scheduled Oral Presentation, Date and Location same as Phase II Oral Presentation. Recommendation for intended award to be posted https://www.fsw.edu/procurement/bids on or about Tuesday, May 1, 2018. District Board of Trustees Meeting: June 2018. FSW is accepting proposals from security service firms interested in providing professional security services to the College. All Vendors are required to carry a mini mum of one million dollars of commercial general liability. Vendors interested in this project may obtain RFP #18-03 from FSW at https://www.fsw.edu/procure ment/bids. Publish: 03/18/18, 03/25/18, 04/01/18 103199 3558946 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! AP FILE PHOTOSA prospective buyer looks at the view from The Blue condominium in Miami. A house with a fabulous view can be hard for a homebuyer to resist. But seeing the mountains, water or city lights from the comfort of home comes at a price.30 Percent to 50 percent: This time Krause considered the same home as above, in the same location, but with an unobstructed view. You still have the neighbors above looking down into your house, but you have a nice water view,Ž he says. With this clearer view, the $500,000 home could sell for $650,000 to $750,000. 50 Percent to 75 percent: Next, envision a home atop a hill with an unobstructed cityscape or open-space vista. To buy the $500,000 home in this location, a buyer might have to pay $725,000 to $875,000. 75 Percent to 100 percent or more: Finally, imagine a house with a stunning, unobstructed view of a big lake or the ocean. This type of prized view can boost the value of a home worth $500,000 in an ordinary location to $1 million or more, Krause says.How to shop for a home with a viewIf having a view is a must, here are a couple of tips from the experts: Find out if the view is protected: Frank Lucco, a residential real estate appraiser and consultant in Houston, once had clients with an expensive home who sued after a high-rise of“ce tower went up across the street. The building disrupted their view and gave of“ce workers a view of their formerly private backyard and pool. The lawsuit was dismissed, Lucco says, and a bit of detective work could have told them that commercial development was allowed. To avoid a similar outcome, Lucco advises that before you place a bid on a home, ask planning authorities what the zoning allows and if high-impact developments are planned nearby. Look for diamonds in the rough: Bargainhunters can occasionally “nd views for cheap because poor design „ walls where a big window or a deck might go, for instance „ blocks what should be a nice view. It may cost you $15,000 to $30,000 to do a very limited remodel that gives you a better angle, or higher vantage point, or a rooftop deck,Ž Krause says. But that could be a deal compared with buying a home that already takes full advantage of its view. Lucco suggests inspecting the homes deed for any restrictions limiting additions to the height. Pay careful attention to homeowner association rules, too. A view can be one of the most attractive aspects of a home. 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List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7249479 Sold 21119 MIDWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 956 $59,900 None $68,500 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 62.66 1.14357 C7247813 Sold 3461 WESTLUND TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 768 $76,900 None $73,500 2 1 0 1959 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 100.13 0.95579 C7248249 Sold 26485 RAMPART BLVD #E26 33983 PUNTA GORDA 884 $88,500 Community $88,000 2 2 0 1989 Condo New Conventional 3/15/20 18 100.11 0.99435 C7248560 Sold 7103 GAMA CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1,561 $90,000 Community $94,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/20/2018 57 .66 1.04444 U7847793 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #O206 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 899 $94,500 Community $89,500 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/21/ 2018 105.12 0.94709 C7247664 Sold 25100 SANDHILL BLVD #203 33983 PUNTA GORDA 859 $96,000 Community $93,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 3/19/2018 111. 76 0.96875 C7248589 Sold 4360 BULLARD ST 34287 NORTH PORT 926 $99,500 None $95,000 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Home New FHA 3/16/2018 107.45 0.95477 C7247515 Sold 8765 CRISTOBAL AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 901 $99,900 None $67,000 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 110 .88 0.67067 C7247846 Sold 25100 SANDHILL BLVD #101 33983 PUNTA GORDA 859 $104,900 Community $101,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 12 2.12 0.96282 C7244899 Sold 3151 HIGHLANDS RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,296 $105,000 None $101,590 2 1 0 1959 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /16/2018 81.02 0.96752 C7246679 Sold 19505 QUESADA AVE #J101 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,011 $110,000 Community $105,000 3 2 0 1985 Condo New Conventional 3/19/2018 108.80 0.95455 C7245593 Sold 2010 CANNOLOT BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,589 $110,000 None $105,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Home New FHA 3/16/2 018 69.23 0.95455 C7248822 Sold 4011 GROBE ST 34287 NORTH PORT 744 $115,000 None $103,000 2 1 0 1964 Single Family Home New VA 3/16/2018 154.57 0 .89565 C7248053 Sold 431 CYPRESS FOREST DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,582 $119,000 Community $119,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 19/2018 75.22 1 D5922280 Sold 3991 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,380 $119,900 None $110,000 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/20 18 86.88 0.91743 C7248797 Sold 504 NORTHVIEW ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,790 $120,000 None $130,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 67.04 1.08333 C7248692 Sold 1370 ABNER ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,204 $127,000 None $127,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 1 05.48 1 C7248573 Sold 2180 HERON LAKE DR #207 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $127,900 Community $125,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 128 .41 0.97733 C7248479 Sold 19591 KAPOK CT 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 825 $127,900 Community $126,900 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/15/2018 155.03 0.99218 C7246624 Sold 491 SHARON CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 874 $129,500 None $125,000 3 1 0 1958 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 5/2018 148.17 0.96525 U7835651 Sold 1304 INVERNESS ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 888 $129,599 Private $124,000 2 1 1 1979 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/16/2018 145.94 0.9568 D5922147 Sold 721 DOBELL TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,200 $129,900 None $131,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/20 18 108.25 1.00847 D5920632 Sold 6800 PLACIDA RD #183 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 $134,900 Community $129,600 2 2 0 1989 Condo New Conventional 3/20/201 8 123.53 0.96071 C7248141 Sold 934 BAER AVE NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 894 $137,900 Private $130,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/ 15/2018 154.25 0.94271 A4209733 Sold 433 GLENRIDGE AVE NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,084 $140,000 None $142,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/16/2018 129.15 1.01429 C7248875 Sold 1340 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #204 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,003 $145,000 Community $143,500 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 3/20/20 18 144.57 0.98966 C7248180 Sold 22125 LITTLE FALLS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,104 $145,000 None $145,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New FHA 3/ 16/2018 131.34 1 D5921683 Sold 2616 TRAVERSE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,122 $149,000 None $147,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/19/2018 132.80 0.98658 C7248127 Sold 20198 LORENZO AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,248 $149,975 None $151,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/15/2018 120.17 1.00683 C7248676 Sold 2666 LAKESHORE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,428 $149,999 None $151,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/15/2018 105.04 1.00667 C7248241 Sold 1315 SAXONY CIR #1106 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,291 $152,500 Community $148,500 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 118 .13 0.97377 A4200081 Sold 561 LINDLEY TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,040 $155,000 None $138,000 2 1 1 1959 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/201 8 149.04 0.89032 C7247738 Sold 23301 COLLINA WAY #121 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,288 $155,900 Community $150,000 3 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 121.04 0.96216 C7234374 Sold 2020 WILLOW HAMMOCK CIR #101 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,293 $157,900 Community $153,000 3 2 0 2005 Condo New Conventiona l 3/16/2018 122.12 0.96897 C7248916 Sold 189 DANFORTH DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,221 $164,900 None $162,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 135.05 0.98241 C7248762 Sold 242 ORTIZ BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1,552 $164,900 None $160,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home New FHA 3/20/2018 106. 25 0.97029 C7246526 Sold 173 WATERSIDE ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,309 $165,000 None $158,500 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/20 18 126.05 0.96061 A4193354 Sold 3425 SHAWNEE TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1,195 $167,000 None $161,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 9/2018 139.75 0.96407 D5922319 Sold 307 ELDER ST #215 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,244 $169,900 Community $153,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 136.58 0. 90053 C7243122 Sold 7020 DENMARK ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,762 $169,900 Private $169,900 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 96.42 1 C7247131 Sold 23465 HARBORVIEW RD #232 33980 PUNTA GORDA 1,308 $170,000 Community $162,000 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 129.97 0.95294 C7245199 Sold 23337 OLEAN BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,811 $174,999 Private $173,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/20/2018 96.63 0.98858 C7250579 Sold 5125 MELBOURNE ST #E-204 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,759 $179,000 Community $179,000 2 2 0 2005 Condo All Cash 3/15/20 18 101.76 1 C7245044 Sold 17365 HOLMES AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,945 $179,650 None $161,000 4 2 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/20 18 92.37 0.89619 C7248338 Sold 23465 HARBORVIEW RD #715 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,308 $179,900 Community, None $174,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo Assume Con ventional 3/15/2018 137.54 0.9672 C7246366 Sold 2351 BROWN ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,552 $179,900 None $184,900 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New FHA 3/16/2018 1 15.91 1.02779 N5914587 Sold 5803 GAGER AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1,200 $182,200 None $180,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/ 2018 151.83 0.98793 C7247267 Sold 402 CORRIENTES CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,257 $186,000 None $186,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 147.97 1 C7246243 Sold 23465 HARBORVIEW RD #244 33980 PUNTA GORDA 1,326 $187,500 Community $184,000 2 2 0 1988 Condo New Private 3/20/20 18 141.40 0.98133 C7249237 Sold 11346 LAFFITE PL 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,642 $189,900 None $182,900 2 2 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/20 18 115.65 0.96314 C7247704 Sold 1184 KENNWOOD AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,309 $189,900 Private $185,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New FHA 3/19 /2018 145.07 0.9742 D5922942 Sold 5416 CHURCHILL RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,610 $192,900 None $189,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/15/2018 119.81 0.97978 A4209249 Sold 4570 LUMMUS ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1,323 $194,900 None $191,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 147 .32 0.97999 N5916039 Sold 8269 LARRIMORE AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1,452 $198,000 None $198,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /16/2018 136.36 1 D5922993 Sold 6077 SPINNAKER BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,283 $199,900 None $201,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 155.81 1.0055 C7248623 Sold 1192 HUNTINGTON ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1,437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New VA 3/21/2018 1 39.11 1 C7248463 Sold 1695 HAZELTON AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/19/2018 1 39.11 1 C7248393 Sold 1025 BOUNDS ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,943 $199,900 None $197,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /19/2018 102.88 0.98549 C7244794 Sold 21070 EDGEWATER DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,430 $199,900 None $195,000 3 2 0 1960 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/15/2018 139.79 0.97549 C7243685 Sold 22348 OLEAN BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,201 $199,995 Private $199,900 4 2 1 1963 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/15/2018 90.87 0.99952 D5920486 Sold 1553 MINCEY TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1,966 $204,900 None $185,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16 /2018 104.22 0.90288 C7246718 Sold 3658 LUNDALE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,546 $207,000 None $212,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/16/2018 133.89 1.02415 C7246499 Sold 4059 PINE CONE TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1,546 $207,000 None $215,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/20/2018 133.89 1.03865 C7245265 Sold 409 GLENRIDGE AVE NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,649 $209,000 Private $200,000 3 2 1 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 126.74 0.95694 D5922434 Sold 1210 PUNTA NOVA TER 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,234 $209,900 Private $200,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2 018 170.10 0.95283 C7246479 Sold 26299 TRINILAS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,822 $210,000 None $209,000 4 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 115.26 0.99524 C7244727 Sold 1730 RAYWOOD AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,788 $210,000 None $210,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/16/2018 11 7.45 1 D5921003 Sold 289 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,398 $214,900 Community $200,000 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/16/2018 153.72 0.93067 C7248011 Sold 2001 BAL HARBOR BLVD #2410 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,497 $215,000 Community $212,000 3 2 0 2011 Condo New Conventional 3/16/2018 143.62 0.98605 C7243653 Sold 1485 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,995 $218,000 None $212,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/19/2018 109.27 0.97248 D5923038 Sold 1351 JEFFERSON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,552 $219,900 None $219,900 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 9/2018 141.69 1 W7637381 Sold 311 ELLINGTON ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,780 $219,900 None $215,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/201 8 123.54 0.97772 C7246382 Sold 2348 JOHANNESBERG RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1,873 $219,900 Private $219,900 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/16/2018 117.41 1 C7243537 Sold 2573 S SALFORD BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1,650 $219,900 Private $217,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home New FHA 3/19/2 018 133.27 0.98681 C7236843 Sold 3792 PEBBLE TER 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,874 $219,900 Community $215,000 4 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/15/2018 117.34 0.97772 D5922611 Sold 4410 WARREN AVE #218 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,120 $220,000 Community $215,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo New Conventional 3/1 6/2018 196.43 0.97727 O5477754 Sold 0000 GARNET ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2,155 $221,340 None $226,750 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/20/2018 102. 71 1.02444 C7248206 Sold 4728 HEGIRA ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1,372 $222,225 Private $215,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 16/2018 161.97 0.96749 D5922386 Sold 4274 LACOCO ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1,970 $223,000 None $222,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home New FHA 3/16/2018 113. 20 0.99552 N5914985 Sold 2271 OMAR ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,201 $224,500 None $220,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 10 2.00 0.97996 C7247471 Sold 18194 BRAZIL AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,589 $225,000 Private $210,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15 /2018 141.60 0.93333 C7243329 Sold 24308 KELDHOLME CT 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,767 $225,000 Community $215,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home Arm 3/19/ 2018 127.33 0.95556 C7242597 Sold 4200 AMANDA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,592 $225,000 Private $227,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 141.33 1.00889 C7249981 Sold 24508 SUNRISE DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,069 $229,900 Community $222,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 19/2018 111.12 0.96564 C7248908 Sold 16202 JUAREZ CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,904 $229,900 Private $229,900 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/20 18 120.75 1 C7243933 Sold 2364 MOSSY OAK DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1,725 $229,900 Community $215,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2 018 133.28 0.93519 A4196431 Sold 11377 LAFFITE PL 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,322 $229,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/20/2018 173.90 0.97869 C7236017 Sold 24764 RIO VILLA LAKES CIR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,550 $229,900 Community $229,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New V A 3/20/2018 148.32 0.99609 C7246197 Sold 21515 VOLTAIR AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,970 $233,250 None $232,250 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/21/2018 118.40 0.99571 C7245333 Sold 25601 AYSEN DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,692 $234,900 None $234,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20 /2018 138.83 1 N5912881 Sold 103 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,643 $234,900 Community $224,900 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/19/2018 142.97 0.95743 C7233129 Sold 5134 SABRINA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1,811 $238,900 None $235,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 6/2018 131.92 0.98368 C7247792 Sold 23177 ALASKA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,108 $239,000 None $234,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home Assume Conventio nal 3/21/2018 113.38 0.97908 C7247422 Sold 5467 HORNBUCKLE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1,872 $239,900 None $230,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 128.15 0.95873 C7243954 Sold 4913 ARITON RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2,107 $240,000 Private $220,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 113.91 0.91667 D5922836 Sold 10501 AMBERJACK WAY #303 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,729 $244,900 Community $239,000 3 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 14 1.64 0.97591 C7247436 Sold 133 BALDWIN CT SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,964 $249,900 Private $215,000 3 2 1 1960 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 6/2018 127.24 0.86034 C7239790 Sold 4674 KENVIL DR 34288 NORTH PORT 2,126 $259,000 None $251,000 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/20/2018 121 .83 0.96911 C7244527 Sold 154 EASTON DR NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,421 $259,900 Private $250,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19 /2018 182.90 0.96191 D5923768 Sold 291 BALDUR DR 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,945 $263,970 None $263,970 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 19/2018 135.72 1 A4184317 Sold 3432 PENNYROYAL RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,036 $264,900 Community, Private $245,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/15/2018 130.11 0.92488 O5559634 Sold 15306 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,860 $265,000 None $270,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/16/2018 142.47 1.01887 C7248548 Sold 5243 FOXHALL RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1,703 $265,000 Private $262,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /15/2018 155.61 0.98868 C7248056 Sold 1349 AQUI ESTA DR #134 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,845 $265,000 Community $260,000 2 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/15/2018 14 3.63 0.98113 C7248077 Sold 2180 ASPEN RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2,984 $274,900 None $274,900 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 92.1 2 1 A4205646 Sold 1183 CASSIA ST 34286 NORTH PORT 2,252 $275,000 Private $273,000 4 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New VA 3/15/2018 12 2.11 0.99273 D5918034 Sold 2255 N BEACH RD #23 34223 ENGLEWOOD 949 $275,000 Community $257,500 2 2 0 2000 Condo Other 3/15/2018 289.78 0.936 36 D5923319 Sold 23287 WEATHERMAN AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,783 $279,499 Private $279,499 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 156.76 1 C7245747 Sold 1493 WASSAIL LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2,666 $289,000 Private $289,000 4 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 108.40 1 C7243859 Sold 4276 RIVER BANK WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,834 $289,000 Private $266,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/15/2018 157.58 0.92042 D5921249 Sold 6370 MCKINLEY TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,982 $296,900 Private $296,900 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/201 8 149.80 1 C7247809 Sold 5281 LAUREL OAK CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1,809 $305,000 Community, Private $306,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 168.60 1.00328 C7240483 Sold 3857 PINSTAR TER 34287 NORTH PORT 2,243 $319,300 Private $305,000 4 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New VA 3/16/2018 142.35 0.95521 D5921998 Sold 3438 PENNYROYAL RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,502 $324,900 Community, Private $315,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 129.86 0.96953 A4208722 Sold 1631 COLUMBIA DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,972 $325,000 Private $320,000 3 3 0 1975 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 109.35 0.98462 C7247889 Sold 6544 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,263 $329,900 Private $309,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/16/2018 145.78 0.93816 C7243643 Sold 347 VICEROY TER 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,812 $329,900 Private $329,900 4 3 0 2002 Single Family Home New VA 3/16/20 18 117.32 1 D5922477 Sold 15203 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,532 $349,900 Private $345,500 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/16/2018 228.39 0.98742 D5922847 Sold 2350 CHILCOTE TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,088 $350,000 Private $345,000 3 2 1 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 5/2018 167.62 0.98571 C7245105 Sold 1750 JAMAICA WAY #233 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,916 $350,000 Community $345,000 3 2 0 1989 Condo New Conventional 3/16/ 2018 182.67 0.98571 C7247038 Sold 3333 SUNSET KEY CIR #106 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2,065 $369,000 Community $348,000 3 3 0 2005 Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 178.69 0.94309 C7248213 Sold 4230 EAGLE NEST COURT 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,890 $374,900 Private $368,000 4 3 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/15/2018 129.72 0.9816 C7247714 Sold 7530 DRACENA 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,881 $374,900 Private $350,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 9/2018 199.31 0.93358 C7248864 Sold 4146 YUCATAN CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,039 $399,000 Private $405,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/15/2018 195.68 1.01504 C7241213 Sold 801 MONACO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,461 $419,000 Private $412,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New VA 3/19/2018 17 0.26 0.98329 C7248663 Sold 501 BAL HARBOR BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,830 $424,900 Private $424,900 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home All Cash 3/20 /2018 232.19 1 C7250445 Sold 7117 N PLUM TREE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2,300 $435,000 Private $435,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Home Other 3/16/2018 189.13 1 C7248409 Sold 81 SABAL DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,541 $449,000 Private $446,500 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19 /2018 291.37 0.99443 D5920066 Sold 1375 BEACH RD #109 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,760 $469,000 Community $457,500 2 2 1 2007 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 266.48 0 .97548 C7248616 Sold 3433 TRIPOLI BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,140 $477,000 Private $450,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/19/2018 222.90 0.9434 C7247602 Sold 4057 LA COSTA ISLAND CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,417 $485,000 Private $475,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 200.66 0.97938 D5923068 Sold 13814 PALMETTO POINT CT 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 3,505 $499,000 Community, Private $385,000 4 3 1 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 142.37 0.77154 C7242715 Sold 31020 N BEND ST 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2,501 $499,000 Private $499,000 3 3 0 1976 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20/2018 199.52 1 C7238564 Sold 1241 MACAW CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,965 $535,000 Private $500,000 4 4 1 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 15/2018 180.44 0.93458 N5915443 Sold 4880 LINKSIDE DR #7 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2,696 $549,000 Private $511,000 4 3 1 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15 /2018 203.64 0.93078 A4203568 Sold 536 PORT BENDRES DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,572 $549,000 Private $535,000 3 2 1 1997 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/20/2018 213.45 0.9745 N5917072 Sold 26603 RAPHIS ROYALE BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,698 $602,493 Private $602,493 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3 /19/2018 223.31 1 C7246098 Sold 1606 CASEY KEY DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,538 $649,000 Private $628,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/21/2018 255.71 0.96764 C7247433 Sold 512 SAINT GIRONS CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,418 $659,000 Private $649,000 3 2 0 2010 Sin g le Famil y Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 272.54 0.98483AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS 2 0 1 8 0 3 2 5 o t e n c 1 8 p d f 1 2 4 M a r 1 8 2 0 : 2 9 : 3 0

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List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio D5922419 Sold 2225 N BEACH RD #204 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,378 $664,900 Community $635,000 3 2 1 2006 Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 279.60 0.95503 C7241489 Sold 2668 MYAKKA MARSH LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,428 $669,900 Community, Private $625,000 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Hom e All Cash 3/15/2018 275.91 0.93298 C7244759 Sold 631 WOODSTORK LN 33982 PUNTA GORDA 3,104 $699,900 Private $685,000 4 3 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/20 18 225.48 0.97871 C7243484 Sold 1101 RUM CAY CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 4,823 $949,000 Private $885,000 5 4 0 1995 Single Family Home Combination 3/16/ 2018 196.77 0.93256 C7226655 Sold 538 DARST AVE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3,354 $1,050,000 Private $900,000 3 3 0 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/201 8 313.06 0.85714 D5920380 Sold 7615 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,154 $1,899,000 Private $1,675,000 4 4 1 1991 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/16/2018 602.09 0.88204ENGLEWOOD 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 A4194120 SLD 2329 BROOKWOOD DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 684 BROOKWOOD ESTATES $81,000 2 1 1 1968 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/14/2018 $149.12 0.79 A4208259 SLD 6486 COLISEUM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,322 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 66 02 $125,000 2 2 0 1979 None Single Family Hom e All Cash 3/13/2018 $83.21 1.14 D5923682 SLD 7368 VARLEY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,160 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $117,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/14/2018 $100.86 1 C7242346 SLD 160 VIA MADONNA 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,224 MOBILE GARDENS 1ST ADD $95,000 2 2 0 1974 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/15/2018 $102.12 0.76 D5917098 SLD 9550 FIDDLERS GREEN CIR#207 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,285 FIDDLERS GREEN NATURE TRAIL BL $135,000 2 2 0 2005 Community Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 $113.54 0.93 C7236387 SLD 9600 FIDDLERS GREEN CIR#210 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,285 FIDDLERS GREEN NATURE TRAIL BL $145,000 2 2 0 2005 Community Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 $118.29 0.95 D5920804 SLD 632 LINDEN DR Unit#360 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,285 FOXWOOD $150,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 $124. 44 0.94 D5923086 SLD 818 TANGERINE WOODS BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,248 TANGERINE WOODS $155,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/16/2018 $128.21 0.97 C7243122 SLD 7020 DENMARK ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,762 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $169,900 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Home All C ash 3/15/2018 $96.42 1 C7249237 SLD 11346 LAFFITE PL 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,642 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $182,900 2 2 0 1998 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 $115.65 0.96 D5922664 SLD 108 SWAN DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,363 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $194,900 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Home New VA 3/14/2 018 $139.33 1.03 D5922942 SLD 5416 CHURCHILL RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,610 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 052 $189,000 3 2 0 2003 None Single Family Home N ew Conventional 3/15/2018 $119.81 0.98 A4206027 SLD 7050 BARGELLO ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,621 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $195,000 2 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14/2018 $122.76 0.98 A4206434 SLD 12176 APPLEBERG CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $199,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/14/2018 $124.01 1 D5922434 SLD 1210 PUNTA NOVA TER 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,234 PUNTA NOVA 1ST ADD $200,000 2 2 0 1968 Private Single Family Home All C ash 3/15/2018 $170.10 0.95 D5921003 SLD 289 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,398 PARK FOREST PH 4 $200,000 2 2 0 1996 Community Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 $153.72 0.93 C7250524 SLD 229 MARINER LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,600 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $225,100 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Home New Co nventional 3/14/2018 $140.69 1 D5922409 SLD 8403 PLACIDA RD Unit#201 33946 PLACIDA 1,272 CAPE HAZE RES B 03/5 CONDO $228,000 3 2 0 2007 Community Condo 2nd M ortgage 3/16/2018 $186.71 0.96 D5922836 SLD 10501 AMBERJACK WAY#303 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,729 HAMMOCKS-VILLAS PH 01 $239,000 3 2 0 2007 Community Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 $141.64 0.98 W7637118 SLD 112 ALBATROSS RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,608 ROTONDA LAKES $242,000 3 2 0 2016 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/14 /2018 $152.30 0.99 D5922355 SLD 160 BUNKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,934 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $245,000 3 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 $129.21 0.98 D5920537 SLD 14117 KEWANEE LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,905 PORT CHARLOTTE SUB SEC 58 $259,900 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family H ome Assume FHA/VA 3/13/2018 $136.43 1 T2919396 SLD 9920 SHELTERING SPRUCE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,404 KEYWAY PLACE $258,490 2 2 0 2017 Community Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 $185.18 0.99 O5559634 SLD 15306 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,860 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $270,000 3 2 0 2002 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 $142.47 1.02 D5922743 SLD 1954 OREGON TRL Unit#2C 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,397 VILLAGE AT OYSTER CREEK PH $252,000 2 2 0 2003 Community Townhouse New Conventional 3/16/2018 $196.85 0.92 D5918034 SLD 2255 N BEACH RD Unit#23 34223 ENGLEWOOD 949 LIVE OAK LANDINGS PH 02 $257,500 2 2 0 2000 Community Condo Other 3/1 5/2018 $289.78 0.94 D5922402 SLD 170 APOLLO DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,688 ROTONDA LAKES $275,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/16 /2018 $164.63 0.99 N5916946 SLD 11233 MCDERMOTT CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,842 BOCA ROYALE UN 13 $285,785 3 2 0 2018 Community Villa All Cash 3/12/2018 $155.20 1 A4198958 SLD 108 WAGON PLACE 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,892 ROTONDA LAKES $289,000 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/16/2018 $152.75 1 C7245445 SLD 15416 AVERY RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,991 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $289,900 4 2 1 2005 Private Single Family Home N ew Conventional 3/13/2018 $147.97 0.98 D5921249 SLD 6370 MCKINLEY TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,982 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 073 $296,900 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 $149.80 1 D5922167 SLD 132 HERCULES DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,880 ROTONDA LAKES $290,000 3 2 0 2015 Private Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/12/2018 $159.52 0.97 D5921149 SLD 8288 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,689 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $287,000 3 2 0 1995 Community, Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 $177.56 0.96 A4208722 SLD 1631 COLUMBIA DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,972 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $320,000 3 3 0 1975 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 $109.35 0.98 C7247889 SLD 6544 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,263 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 $309,500 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 $145.78 0.94 D5922477 SLD 15203 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,532 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $345,500 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family H ome New Conventional 3/16/2018 $228.39 0.99 D5922847 SLD 2350 CHILCOTE TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,088 GULF COVE $345,000 3 2 1 1997 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 15/2018 $167.62 0.99 D5920480 SLD 8225 LAKESIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,062 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $332,000 2 3 0 1998 Private Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/13/2018 $174.05 0.93 D5922778 SLD 1137 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,262 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $359,900 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Ho me New Conventional 3/14/2018 $159.11 1 D5917746 SLD 1948 MISSISSIPPI AVE 34224 GROVE CITY 1,308 GROVE CITY SHORES $350,000 2 2 0 1969 None Single Family Home All Cas h 3/12/2018 $297.40 0.9 D5918185 SLD 343 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,350 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $400,000 3 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/12/2018 $169.79 1 C7244943 SLD 5185 NEVILLE TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,682 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 054 $400,000 3 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Home New VA 3/13/2018 $246.67 0.96 D5922124 SLD 15690 VISCOUNT CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,961 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $465,000 3 2 0 2013 Private Single Family Ho me All Cash 3/12/2018 $237.12 1 D5920066 SLD 1375 BEACH RD Unit#109 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,760 REDFISH KEY VILLAS $457,500 2 2 1 2007 Community Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 $266.48 0.98 D5922573 SLD 2081 HEASLEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,500 HEASLEY THOMAS E SUB $530,000 3 3 0 2006 None Single Family Home All Cash 3 /12/2018 $214.00 0.99 D5916562 SLD 9126 LITTLE GASPARILLA ISL 33946 PLACIDA 1,764 SEABOARD $620,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Home Combination 3 /13/2018 $411.00 0.86 A4197087 SLD 210 CAPSTAN DR 33946 PLACIDA 3,768 CAPE HAZE $840,000 5 3 1 1991 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 $2 45.49 0.91 C7249444 SLD 5800 GULF SHORES DR#30 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,948 DUNES BOCA PH 03 $1,245,000 3 3 0 1987 Community Townhouse All Cas h 3/16/2018 $693.02 0.92 D5921942 SLD 5800 GULF SHORES DR#12 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,948 DUNES BOCA PH 02 $1,245,000 3 3 0 1986 Community Townhouse New Con ventional 3/16/2018 $700.72 0.91 D5920380 SLD 7615 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,154 NONE $1,675,000 4 4 1 1991 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 $602.09 0.88 D5915820 SLD 211 PILOT ST 33921 BOCA GRANDE 2,522 GOLDEN BEACH $2,050,000 4 3 0 2016 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/ 2018 $812.85 1SOUTH 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 RatioN5916346 Sold 701 PINE RUN DR #701 Pine Run Community $129,900 1 1 0 1973 Condo New Conventional 3/13/2018 221.67 1 N5916194 Sold 345 THREE LAKES LN #A Mission Lakes Community $143,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo New Conventional 3/16/2018 134.40 0.953 97 N5916431 Sold 508 LAUREL RD Laurel Grove None $145,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 125.11 0.87932 N5914914 Sold 375 THREE LAKES LN #C Mission Lakes Community $153,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/15/2018 143.80 0.96226 A4206845 Sold 2981 MYAKKA RD South Venice None $160,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 127.80 0.970 29 N5915788 Sold 656 SOUTHLAND RD South Venice None $160,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 177.78 0.9 5808 N5916159 Sold 650 E BIRD BAY DR E #202 Bird Bay Village Community $165,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 155.37 1.03189 N5915860 Sold 404 CERROMAR CIR N #308 Westchester Grdn & Plan Community $172,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 3/16/2018 143.57 0.97175 N5916448 Sold 340 TIHAMI RD Venice Gardens Community, None $174,000 2 1 1 1968 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 161.86 0 .95134 N5916133 Sold 55 CYPRESS RD South Venice None $174,900 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New FHA 3/13/2018 146.73 1 N5916406 Sold 891 NORWALK DR #202 S Preserve At Waterside Community $175,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/14/2018 148.81 0.972 76 C7245772 Sold 2281 BLACKWOOD DR Venice Gardens None $185,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home New FHA 3/15/2018 139.10 0.9492 N5914845 Sold 608 TYSON TER #8 Villa Le Grand & Leslie Park Community $192,000 2 2 0 1996 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 143.28 0.9 3204 N5916459 Sold 1731 FOREST RD Venice Gardens Community $210,000 3 2 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 124.85 0.9549 8 N5913590 Sold 2821 SHAMROCK DR South Venice Private $213,000 2 2 0 1965 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 134.55 0.9907 N5915331 Sold 1324 CYPRESS AVE East Gate None $215,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 150.35 0.9817 4 N5914645 Sold 5832 MONROE RD Gulf View Estates Private $215,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 118. 00 0.97772 A4191865 Sold 615 YALE RD South Venice None $219,900 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/16/2018 141.51 1 N5915043 Sold 385 SHAMROCK BLVD Venice Gardens Private $222,500 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 126. 42 0.95085 A4185900 Sold 410 PAMETO RD Bay Point None $225,000 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 136.86 0.90036 D5923723 Sold 1028 MACON RD Not Applicable Private $230,000 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 174.64 1 A4199185 Sold 228 WETHERBY ST Wexford On The Green Community $230,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 144.02 0.92369 N5915289 Sold 4304 EXPEDITION WAY #105 Bay Street Village & Twnctr Community $245,000 3 2 0 2017 Condo Assume Conventional 3/ 15/2018 160.34 0.93574 O5554892 Sold 118 RAPHAEL PL Sorrento East None $247,500 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New FHA 3/12/2018 127.45 1 N5915290 Sold 4312 EXPEDITION WAY #107 Bay Street Village & Twnctr Community $250,000 3 2 0 2017 Condo New FHA 3/16/2018 163. 61 0.96178 N5915291 Sold 4308 EXPEDITION WAY #101 Bay Street Village & Twnctr Community $263,465 2 2 0 2017 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 167 .39 0.97942 N5915868 Sold 4975 PEPPERWOOD PL Southwood Community $265,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 162.78 0.96399 N5915870 Sold 165 PADOVA WAY #15 Venetian Golf & River Club Community $265,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/20 18 178.33 0.94677 N5915606 Sold 1087 LINDEN RD Venice South Gulf View None $265,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 181.63 0.9 1411 A4179573 Sold 270 SANTA MARIA ST #104 Bella Costa Community $276,000 2 2 0 1972 Condo All Cash 3/15/2018 253.44 0.98748 N5916344 Sold 402 BAYSIDE LN Sorrento Bayside Private $295,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 142.44 0.9866 2 A4201071 Sold 106 CIPRIANI CT Venetian Golf & River Club Community $300,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 183.15 0.97087 N5915879 Sold 2196 CALUSA LAKES BLVD Calusa Lakes None $315,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 154. 11 0.9292 N5916568 Sold 20690 CAPELLO DR Venetian Falls Community $319,000 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 166.49 0.96 696 N5915873 Sold 21073 ANCLOTE CT Grand Palm Community $320,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/2018 211.78 0.95522 A4207938 Sold 212 MARCHENO WAY Not Applicable Community $327,546 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 185.68 0.98 661 N5913883 Sold 1964 BATELLO DR Venetian Falls Community $335,000 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 174.84 0.985 58 A4207667 Sold 19261 JACINDA ST Islandwalk At West Villages Community $335,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/201 8 175.39 0.97101 D5922144 Sold 11519 BLACKFIN ST Caribbean Village Community $343,000 4 3 1 2016 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 141.62 0.98 D5922432 Sold 199 NOLEN DR Grande Oaks Preserve Community $344,500 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 179.43 0. 98711 N5911959 Sold 422 LANSBROOK DR Venice Golf & Country Club Private $345,000 4 2 1 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 1 25.32 0.81196 N5914079 Sold 187 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles Community $349,110 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/16/2018 176.05 1 N5916557 Sold 328 FIELD AVE E Beach Manor None $349,900 2 2 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 238.19 1 N5916299 Sold 4220 CORSO VENETIA BLVD Venetia Community, Private $349,900 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14 /2018 190.37 1 N5913734 Sold 245 SAN MARCO DR Venezia Park None $352,500 2 2 0 1954 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 307.06 0.94 A4213716 Sold 11704 HENDRY LOOP Grand Palm Community $373,198 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 190.99 1 N5912872 Sold 512 WARWICK DR Plantation The Private $379,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 154.63 0.95949 A4196534 Sold 760 BACK NINE DR Pelican Pointe Golf & CC Community, Private $382,000 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/14/2018 174.75 0.95763 N5914410 Sold 19218 KIRELLA ST Islandwalk At West Villages Community $390,000 4 3 1 2010 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/13/2018 153.72 0.97744 T2905098 Sold 11699 TAPESTRY LN #74 Not Applicable Community $391,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/17/201 8 161.17 0.98532 N5913715 Sold 610 BITTNER BLVD Nokomis Acres Private $404,500 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 238.78 0.90089 D5915235 Sold 1680 SWEETLAND ST Laurel Acres Private $410,000 2 3 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 106.27 1.025 N5914900 Sold 130 MONTELLUNA DR Venetian Golf & River Club Private $410,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 12/2018 172.49 0.9695 N5915661 Sold 138 BELLINI CT Venetian Golf & River Club Community, Private $415,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/15/2018 194.38 0.96737 A4184538 Sold 950 TARPON CENTER DR #104 Orleans The Community $415,000 2 2 0 1969 Condo All Cash 3/13/2018 412.94 0.95402 N5914108 Sold 421 WINCANTON PL The Reserve Private $445,000 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 158.76 0.92902 N5917032 Sold 236 MALINA CT Villages of Milano Community $449,785 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/2018 20 1.43 1 N5917003 Sold 504 SUMMERFIELD WAY Venice Golf & Country Club Private $460,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/201 8 163.47 0.96842 N5915706 Sold 631 ALHAMBRA RD #801 Valencia Condo Apts Community $470,000 2 2 0 1973 Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 366.04 0.94019 N5915297 Sold 242 HIDDEN BAY DR #502 Not Applicable Community $480,000 2 2 0 1999 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 274.29 0.97979 A4177003 Sold 427 CASEY KEY RD #4 Casey Key None $485,000 1 1 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/16/2018 840.55 0.92381 A4208903 Sold 582 CRANE PRAIRIE WAY Willow Bend Community $493,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 219.60 0. 98798 A4205273 Sold 2026 WHITE FEATHER LN Calusa Lakes Private $512,500 3 3 1 1992 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 20 1.85 0.93352 N5916529 Sold 1019 SCHERER WAY Rivendell The Woodlands Private $514,000 4 3 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 205.76 0.99806 A4205456 Sold 11638 AUCILLA DR Grand Palm Private $520,000 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 202.57 0.97198 N5915076 Sold 840 THE ESPLANADE N #105 Sansovino The Community $530,000 2 2 0 1974 Condo All Cash 3/14/2018 425.02 0.92174 N5915687 Sold 1094 TUSCANY BLVD Pelican Pointe Golf & CC Community, Private $547,500 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 3 /15/2018 206.76 0.97785 A4185135 Sold 122 MARTELLAGO DR Venetian Golf & River Club Private $552,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 12/2018 218.53 0.92773 N5915816 Sold 1136 RUISDAEL CIR Sorrento Woods Private $585,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 222. 69 0.975 A4186200 Sold 379 PINE RANCH TRL Pine Ranch East Private $700,000 3 3 0 1991 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/16/2018 22 5.95 1 A4206799 Sold 309 PONCE DE LEON AVE Venice Town Of None $749,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/15/2018 394.21 1 N5914765 Sold 320 BAYSHORE DR Bay Shore Sec Of Venice Private $795,000 3 3 0 1962 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/15/20 18 348.99 0.9364 A4204172 Sold 3603 N POINT RD #703BD6 Meridian At Oaks Preserve Community $850,000 3 3 0 2007 Condo New Conventional 3/13/2018 317.16 0.91892 A4211188 Sold 1509 BAYSHORE RD Nokomis Private $1,199,000 4 4 0 1966 Single Family Home All Cash 3/16/2018 276.20 1 A4202897 Sold 468 WALLS WAY Oaks The Private $1,300,000 4 4 1 2005 Sin g le Famil y Home All Cash 3/14/2018 228.15 0.9319

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Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 MIAMI „ The federal government says its hunt for dirty money in luxury real estate in South Florida and other high-priced housing markets is working „ and the temporary initiative is being extended yet again. Since 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department has mandated that secretive shell companies buying luxury homes with cash in certain areas disclose their true owners to the government. The anti-money-laundering initiative began in Manhattan and Miami-Dade County „ to the protests of South Florida politicians „ and has gradually been expanded to other areas in Florida, New York, California, Texas and Hawaii. Drug dealers, corrupt of“cials, money launderers and other criminals often buy expensive real estate to legitimize dirty cash. They use shell companies „ which dont have to disclose their owners „ in order to keep their identities hidden, frustrating law enforcement agents and sometimes stopping investigations dead in their tracks. Anti-corruption advocates have called for the disclosure rules to be made permanent. The ”ood of foreign money „ most of it clean „ pouring into markets like South Florida is partially blamed for rising home prices. The temporary orders, issued by a Treasury agency called the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), are known as geographic targeting orders, or GTOs. The GTOs issued to date have provided FinCEN and law enforcement important information about money-laundering vulnerabilities in the real estate sector,Ž Stephen Hudak, a FinCEN spokesman, wrote in an email Wednesday. GTOs are a valuable tool and FinCEN is extending the current GTOs to continue studying this vulnerability.Ž This marks the third time the GTO has been extended. 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OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS THE MATTER MAY BE HEARD DURING THE COURSE OF ACTION. THE HEARING WILL BE HELD IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS, ROOM 119, FIRST FLOOR, BUILDING A, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER, 18500 MURDOCK CIRCLE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA. THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD IS NOT BOUND TO CONSIDER THE PETITIONS IN THE ORDER LISTED IN THIS NOTICE. ANY OF THESE PETITIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED AS SOON AS THE MEETING COMMENCES. COPIES OF SAID PETITIONS WITH COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS AND SUBSEQUENT STAFF REPORTS WILL BE A V AILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (18400 MURDOCK CIRCLE) AND ALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES. ADOBE PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (.pdf) FILES OF ALL PETITION PACKETS AND AN AGENDA WILL BE PLACED AT THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS: http://www.charlottecounty” .gov/boards-committees/pz/Pages/Meeting-Agendas.aspx ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SPEAK; THERE WILL BE A FIVE-MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR EACH CITIZENS PRESENTATION ON AN AGENDA ITEM. IF YOU HA VE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT A STAFF PERSON AT ANY TIME IN ADV ANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING(S). PLEASE CALL 941-764-4903 AND MENTION THE PETITION NUMBER OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS. PETITIONS NOPC-18-02-04 Quasi-Judicial Commission District V A Resolution pursuant to Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, amending the Development Order for Increment 1 of the Murdock Center Development of Regional Impact (DRI) to extend the buildout date to March 1, 2022 to match the buildout date of the Master Development Order of the Mur dock Center DRI; for property located in the general vicinity of Quesada Avenue and Cochran Boulevard, in the Port Charlotte area; containing 315 acres; Com mission District V, Petition No. NOPC-18-02-04; applicant: Avesta Properties, LLC; providing an effective date. SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Countys functions, including access to and participation in meetings, programs and activities. FM Sound En hancement Units for the Hearing Impaired are available at the Front Security Desk, Building A of the Murdock Administration Complex. Anyo ne needing other reasonable accommodation or auxiliary aids and services please contact our of“ ce at 941.764.4191, TDD/TTY 941.743.1234, or by email to David.Lyles@CharlotteCountyFL.govPublish: M arch 25, 2018adno=50520330

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 21 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9 Clark Gascoigne, deputy director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, which advocates for greater transparency. I think the answer to that is yes.Ž But the initial GTO order was limited in scope because by law the Treasury Department was not allowed to monitor wire transfers. Wire transfers are the “nancial mechanism used by most wealthy buyers to buy homes. That created a huge loophole. A subsequent act of Congress gave Treasury the power to monitor those transactions, meaning the number of home purchases captured in the governments net greatly increased. FinCEN has not released data showing how many people using wire transfers to buy homes were linked to suspicious activity. Offshore corporations have one main purpose „ to create anonymity. Recently leaked documents reveal that some of these shell companies, cloaked in secrecy, provide cover for dictators, politicians and tax evaders. Sohail Al-Jamea and Ali RizviMcClatchy It wasnt immediately clear how long the order, which expired Tuesday, is being extended. Typically, GTOs last for six months. The latest order applies to the areas that have already been under government scrutiny: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx; San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in California; and the areas that include Honolulu, Hawaii and San Antonio, Texas. In South Florida, the rules kick in for shell companies buying homes priced at $1 million or more. The markets targeted by the feds have three things in common: expensive homes, lots of all-cash deals and plenty of foreign buyers looking to park their money in the United States. They are also generally markets where “nancial institutions “le a high number of suspicious activity reports. Miami-Dades condo market has slumped over the past year because of over-building and a strong dollar shutting out foreign buyers. But its recently started bouncing back. In February, the number of sales for condos priced above $1 million rose 31 percent year over year, according to the Miami Association of Realtors. In January, the number of sales jumped 58 percent.DIRTYFROM PAGE 8 TNS PHOTODevelopment in downtown Miami has boomed since the housing crash thanks to a ood of money from foreign investors. Not all of it is clean, prompting heightened scrutiny from the federal government. For more information, visit smhspeaks.com/stroke 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=54531822 Venice Y 701 Center Road, Venice 941.492.9622 Englewood Y 701 Medical Blvd., Englewood 941.475.1234 Port Charlotte Y 1933 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte 941.626.9622 Punta Gorda Y 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941.505.9622 FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENTFOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Bene“ts of the YMCA € Unlimited access to all locations € FREE child watch while you work out € Discounts on youth programs € State of the Art Family € Friendly Fitness Center € Group Cycling Center € Great selection of Strength € Training Equipment € Over 40 Group Fitness Classes each week Bodycombat, LesMills, Spin, Yoga, Barre, Zumba, MYZONE and much more! € FREE Personal Coaching Session € Steam room, spa, sauna, pool and hot tub JOIN ONE JOIN ALL 6 Locationsadno=54533401 €Thousands of Decorating Items €Hundreds of Lamps €Florida Artwork € Recliners €Complete Bedrooms € Living Rooms Largest Home Furnishing Showroom in Venice 1250 U.S. Hwy. 41 Bypass, S. Venice, Florida 34285 Visit our weekly auction every Thursday at 4:45 pm Store (941)488-4358 € Auction (941)485-4964 adno=50471574

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Page 22 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 ENGELWOOD „ The Englewood Area Board of Realtors recently held new member orientation. Nine new agents took the oath of Realtor and were sworn in by EABOR President-elect, Mark Spurgeon. By becoming a member, Realtors are more than just agents, they are professional members of The National Association of Realtors. That means, they subscribe to a strict code of ethics. By becoming a member of NAR, they are part of Americas largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members, including NARs institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. EABORs mission statement is clear: To support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights.Ž EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962. Keep in touch with EABOR on social media by following them on Twitter and Instagram @EABORFL and like them on Facebook.Englewood Area Board of Realtors welcomes new membersBy KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORS PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Englewood Area Board of Realtors welcomed new members recently. They include, from left (front) Sherri Perkins of Exit King Realty, Leslie Lougee of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Kylie Butler of Program Realty LLC and Heather Terrio of Tall Pines Realt y, (back) EABOR President-Elect, Mark Spurgeon, Kim Wallace of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Alan Craig of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Frank Bertone of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty and Paul Freeman of Placida Properties. Not pictured is new member Elizabeth Dunn of Betsy Dunn Realty. BAPTIST P e a c e R i v e r B a p t i s t C h u r c h 478 Berry Street, Punta Gorda www.peaceriverbaptistfl.org 637-6768 Good Friday Service: March 30th, 2pm Easter Cantata: Thursday, March 29th & Friday, March 30th, 7pm Easter Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30am & 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am No Evening Service EPISCOPAL St. James Episcopal Church Palm Sunday Service 8am & 10:30am 3/26 3/30 (Mon.-Sat.) Morning Prayer 3/26 3/30 (Mon.-Sat.) Stations of the CrossŽ 5:30pm Daily Maundy Thursday Services 6:00pm Good Friday Service 12:00 Noon 3:00pm Easter Sunrise Service 7:00am Easter Services8:00am & 10:30am 1365 Vizcay Dr., Port Charlotte € 627-4000 The Rev Cesar Olivero, Pastor CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH Congregational United Church of Christ Reverend Michael Ford 1201 Aqui Esta Dr., Punta Gorda www.puntagorda-ucc.com (941) 637-8443 Palm Sunday 10am Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 7:00am Easter Sunday Worship Service 10:00am Maundy Thursday Soup Supper 5:00pm with Communion & Tenebraw Service Following Good Friday Movie 7:00pm EPISCOPAL St. Davids Episcopal Church 401 S. Broadway, Englewood 941-474-3140 € Sdec@Stdavidsenglewood.org Holy Week Schedule Sunday March 25 8am Palm Sunday Service 10am Palm Sunday Service Thursday March 29 6pm Maundy Thursday Service With Eucharist Friday March 30 Noon Good Friday Service 6pm Good Friday Service Sunday April 1 8am Easter Sunday Service 10am Easter Sunday Service EVANGELICAL FREE Grace Community Church 1160 S. McCall, Englewood 941-460-0436 www.gccenglewood.com 7:00am Easter Sunrise Service 8:15am Continental Breakfast Held At: Indian Mound Park LUTHERAN FAITH LCMS PUNTA GORDA Maundy Thursday 7:00pm Good Friday Worship Prayer Vigil Noon € Tenebrae 7:00pm Sat. Easter Vigil 5:00pm (Contemporary Worship) Easter Son-rise 8:00am Easter Celebration 10:30am 4005 Palm Drive € 941-639-6309 www.FaithLutheranPG.com adno=719157 BAPTIST MURDOCK BAPTIST CHURCH 18375 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 *Easter Sunrise Service (off campus) 7:00 am at Ollies Pond Park, 1.5 miles south of Murdock Baptist Church, off Collingswood Blvd., Port Charlotte *Main Campus Easter Service 9:30 am, Murdock Baptist Church 18375 Cochran Blvd, Port Charlotte Telephone 941-627-6352 CHRISTIAN MURDOCK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 17500 Elmwood Ave., Murdock 255-1858 Minister Mark Tyree Easter Sunday Sunday School 9:30am Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:30am All are Welcome! www.Murdockcc.com CATHOLIC ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH 2500 Easy St., Port Charlotte € 941-625-4754 Easter Triduum Celebration Times: March 29 Holy Thursday Mass Of The Lords Supper 7:00 PM March 30 Good Friday Stations of the Cross 12:00 PM € Passion & Veneration 3:00 PM Followed By Divine Mercy Novena In Church Easter Mass Schedule: March 31 Easter Vigil 8:15pm (Saturday Night) April 1 Easter Sunday: 7:00 AM 9:00 AM (Family Mass), 11:00 AM (Choir), 1:00 PM (French Creole) No 5:30 PM Youth Mass www.STCharlespc.org COMMUNITY CHURCH 5600 South Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287 € Saturday Worship Service 7:00pm € Sunday Sunrise Outdoor Service 7:00am € Sunday Worship Service 9:30am € Youth/Young Adults Outdoor Service 9:30am € Spanish Worship Service 11:30am COMMUNITY CHURCH Community Presbyterian Church 405 S. McCall Road Englewood, FL 34223 941-474-9579 cpcenglewood.com Palm Sunday Service, 10:00am Maundy Thursday Service with Communion 7:00pm Good Friday Service, 12:00pm Easter Service, 10:00 Rev. Dawn Mayes, Pastor Follow us on Facebook! EPISCOPAL St. Nathaniels Episcopal Church HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ST. NATHANIEL S PALM SUNDAY MARCH 25, 8 & 10 a. m. Holy Euchari st wi th Blessi ng And Di stri buti on of Palms MAUNDY THURSDAY MARCH 29 7 p. m. Holy Euchari st and Maundy Thursday Li turgy GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30 Noon Stati ons of the Cross f ollowed by The Good Fri day Li turgy THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION/ EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 1 8 a. m. Rt I & 10 a. m. Rt II Holy Euchari st 4200 S. Biscayne Dr, North Port The Rev. Andrea R. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 A recent editorial in the New York Times, citing a study by the Center for Investigative Reporting (Reveal), suggests that mortgage lenders still discriminate „ that the various regulatory prohibitions imposed since the “nancial crisis, designed largely to protect minorities, have failed to do so. In assessing the Reveal study, it is necessary to recognize that historically the home loan market has been af”icted by two types of discrimination. One type arises in connection with accept/ reject decisions, where a minority applicant is rejected when an identical white applicant would be accepted. The second type arises in connection with the pricing of a mortgage to accepted applicants, where a minority applicant is charged more than a white applicant with identical quali“cations. I will discuss these in turn. Discrimination in Accept/Reject Decisions This type of discrimination was widespread in the 1920s and 1930s. A mortgage loan applicant then had to visit the of“ce of a bank, savings and loan or insurance company and convince a salaried employee that she was creditworthy. If the employee was prejudiced, or knew his superior was prejudiced, a prejudiced decision to reject the loan would not cost the decision maker anything. A good loan might have been lost, but it was the “rm that took the loss rather than the employee who made the decision. The period after World War II saw rapid growth in secondary markets and mortgage banking, which depend on commissioned loan of“cers (LOs) to generate mortgage loans that are subsequently sold. The culture of mortgage banking is completely hostile to accept/reject discrimination. This is because the income of LOs is entirely commission-based, dependent on the number of loans they can deliver to the “rm. While prejudiced LOs might try to overcharge minority applicants (see below), they never needlessly reject one because that would mean forgoing a commission. Discrimination in Pricing On the other hand, the culture of mortgage banking is favorable to price discrimination. While the retail prices posted by lenders for their LOs are subject to regulatory surveillance and free of bias, LOs historically have been free to modify the posted prices to take advantage of special opportunities.Ž This meant charging an overageŽ which was an addition to the posted rate that was typically shared between the LO and the “rm. Needless to say, minorities paid overages more often than whites. While to some degree this re”ected prejudice on the part of LOs, all the LOs that I have ever encountered charged every borrower what they could get away with. Of course, if minority borrowers are easier targets, it doesnt matter whether the LO is prejudiced or an equal-opportunity over-charger.Ž Mortgage brokers operated on a very similar basis. The posted prices they received from wholesale lenders excluded the brokers fee, which the broker tacked on. Some added a set markup in every case while others adjusted to what they could get the borrower to accept. In the regulatory frenzy that erupted after the “nancial crisis, the compensation of LOs and brokers was scrutinized, and in 2011 the Truth in Lending rules were tightened. Today, LOs cannot add an overage to the price, and brokers must post their fee with every lender with whom they do business. Without doubt, price discrimination has been markedly reduced as a result. Whether it has been completely eliminated I am not sure, since this has not been studied. The Reveal Study In my view, the Reveal study is useless except as ammunition for those who like to view lenders as predators. It deals entirely with discrimination in accept/reject decisions, which has long since ceased to exist. It doesnt look at price discrimination, which was pervasive before the “nancial crisis, and has since been subjected to regulatory remedies. The study presents two kinds of information that allegedly support its view that discrimination in accept/reject decisions is widespread. One source is case histories of rejected loan applicants, about which Reveal says, No matter their location, loan applicants told similar stories, describing an uphill battle with loan of“cers who they said seemed to be “shing for a reason to say no.Ž LOs might indeed “sh for a reason to say no when they realize that the applicant cannot possibly meet the underwriting requirements for acceptance. They do not want to waste time on hopeless cases. But LOs never say no to transactions that promise to put a commission in their pocket. The second type of evidence Reveal presents are rejection statistics reported by lenders under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, which always show higher loan rejection rates for minorities than for whites. The problem is that the data do not include credit score or any factors that affect credit score. Other studies have documented that minorities have poorer credit pro“les and credit scores than whites. Different rejection rates arising from different credit scores are a social problem with multiple causes, but discrimination by mortgage lenders is not one of them. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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Lyle Truitt www.LivingWatersLutheran.com METHODIST PORT CHARLOTTE UNITED METHODIST 21075 Quesada Ave. 625-4356 Rev. Dr. David deSilva Palm Sunday Worship, 8am, 9:30am & 11:00am Holy Thursday Communion Service 6:30pm Good Friday Service 6:30pm Sunrise Breakfast 6am to 8am Fellowship Hall Sunrise Worship 7am, New Beginnings Park Worship 8:00am, 9:30am, 11am METHODIST TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4285 Wesley Lane, North Port, FL 34287 941-426-1734 € www.trinityumcnorthport.org Pastor Danny Chronister Palm Sunday Service (3/25) 9:00am Good Friday (3/30) 7:00pm Easter Sunrise Service (4/1) 7:00am Easter Traditional Service (4/1) 9:00am All NewŽ Relaxed Worship Service 11:30am Coffee with Christ Get your Cup of JoyŽ NON-DENOMINATION 370 Atwater St., Port Charlotte € Rev. Dr. David Blood Palm Sunday Celebration Sun., March 25th, 9:30am w/ All Stars for Jesus Children Easter Celebration Sunday, April 1st, 9:30am www.onlinenewhope.com 866-717-3946 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PUNTA GORDA 25250 Airport Rd., Punta Gord a 639-1959 € Rev. Stephen Mock Palm Sunday Service 9:00am & 10:30am Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm Tenebrae Service Good Friday, 12:00pm Communion Service 7:00am Easter Sunrise Service 9:00am New Beginnings Worship 10:30am Traditional Worship Watch Services Live via Website www.fpcpunta.org LUTHERAN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS LCMS 2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte 627-6060 Rev. R Brian Stolarczyk, Sr. Pastor and Rev. Mark Schoenherr, Winter Asst. Pastor Palm Sunday Service, March 25th 7:45am & 10:15am Maundy Thursday, March 29th 10:15am & 7:00pm Good Friday, March 30th Services 1:00pm & 7:00pm Easter Sunday Worship Services Sunday, April 1st SON rise Service/Holy Communion at the Cross Monument at 7:15am Easter Service/with Holy Communion Church Sanctuary at 10:15am Web Page: www.lccross.org or www.lcdc.org LUTHERAN HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA 2565 Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte € 625-5262 Palm Sunday 7:45, 9:00 & 11:00am Choir Cantata at 11:00am Service Maundy Thursday Worship at 6:30pm Good Friday Worship at 6:30pm Easter Sunday Sunrise at 6:30am Easter Sunday Worship 9 & 11:00am Revs. Ken & Andrea Barrios Co-Pastors Email: office@htlchurch.org Burnt Store Presbyterian Church 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda 941-639-0001 www.bspconline.org 2 miles south of Burnt Store Road and Tamiami Trail intersection Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25th: Regular Worship Services: 8:15 and 11:00am traditional services and 9:40 contemporary service. Maundy Thursday March 29th: 7:00pm Communion and Tenebrae service, as we reflect on Christs last night with his disciples. Easter Sunday, April 1st: 8:15 and 11:00am-features, chancel choir, laudate ringers and brass. 9:40 Contemporary Service features resurrection music from our Praise Team. Nursery available at all services. PRESBYTERIAN Wintergarden Presbyterian 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (Between Pellam & Collingswood) 941-743-5335 www.wintergardenpres.org Good Friday Service March 29 at 12 noon ALL WELCOME Easter Sunday Services: 7am (Garden) 8:30 (Meditation Sanctuary), 9:30 (Traditional in Sanctuary) Community Breakfast at 9:00 between the services PRESBYTERIAN NON-DENOMINATIONAL New Day Christian Church 20212 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33954 www.newdaychristian.net 941-625-4947 EASTER AT NEW DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOUR IDENTICAL SERVICES TO CHOOSE FROM: INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES € SATURDAY, 3/31 @ 5PM € SUNDAY, 4/1 @ 9:30AM & 11:15AM FULL CHILDRENS MINISTRY PROGRAMMING OUTDOOR SUNRISE SERVICE € SUNDAY 4/1 @ 7AM CHURCH BACK LAWN || FAMILY SERVICE (NO CHILDCARE) METHODIST Charlotte Harbor Trinity UMC www.charlotteharbortrinity.com 23084 Seneca Ave., Port Charlotte 33980 Easter Services: 7:00AM (Sunrise) @ Bayshore Live Oak Park Amphitheater 10:00AM (Blended) @ the church Holy Week Services Maundy Thursday: 4:30PM Good Friday: 6:30PM METHODIST 19190 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-625-3039 EASTER WEEK SERVICES Saturday, March 24, 6:00pm Sunday, March 25, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm Good Friday, March 30, 6:30pm Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31, 9:00am 12:00pm (9:00 10:00am Special Needs Program) EASTER SERVICES: Saturday, March 31, 6:00pm Sunday, April 1 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am adno=50531183 LAWN REPLACEMENT CALL MALONEY'S SOD No job too big or too small!www.maloneysod.comServing Charlotte County for 40 years941-637-1333

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Page 24 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12 Buying a home is a huge investment, probably the most signi“cant purchase of your life. Its not something you should do without preparation. Before you start on the road to homeownership, make sure you are ready.Improve your credit scoreA high credit score snags you the best deals. Below 660 or 680, youre either going to have to pay sizable fees or a higher down payment,Ž says Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America. A score of 700 to 720 will get you a good deal, and 750 and above will garner the best rates on the market. Pull your credit reports and make sure youre not penalized for old, paid or settled debts. Stop applying for new credit a year before you apply for a mortgage. Keep the moratorium in place until after you close on your home.Figure out what you can affordThere are various ways to determine how much house you can afford. If youre using an FHA loan, your monthly payment cant exceed 31 percent of your monthly income. The FHA will let you go higher under some circumstances. For conventional loans, home expenses should not exceed 28 percent of your gross monthly income, says Susan Tiffany, retired director of personal “nance publications for adults for the Credit Union National Association, or CUNA. Use Bankrates calculator to “gure out how much house you can afford. Add to that other housing expenses, such as taxes, insurance and utilities. Then, bank the difference between that total and what youre paying now.Save for down payment, closing costsYoull need to save between 3 percent and 20 percent of the house price for a down payment. Your credit history and loan terms help determine how much youll need to come up with. For example, with an FHA loan, the down payment requirement can be as low as 3.5 percent. Youll need a credit score of at least 580. Home loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, require no down payment. Another cash expense will be closing costs. The national average for closing costs for a $200,000 mortgage is $2,084, according to Bankrates latest survey. If a big down payment is a hardship, look for down-payment assistance. Search online using the city name, the county name and key word combinations such as down payment assistance,Ž “rst-time homebuyersŽ or homebuyers assistance.Ž Down-payment assistance often is based on location or reserved for particular buyers, such as “rst-time buyers. In a buyers market, you can negotiate to have the seller pay a portion of the closing costs.Build a healthy savings accountBuilding up your savings, not just for a home, is very important. Your lender wants to know that youre not living paycheck to paycheck. If you have three to “ve months worth of mortgage payments set aside, youre a much better loan candidate. Some lenders and backers, like the FHA, will give you more latitude on other criteria if they see that you have a cash cushion. That money will also help pay for maintenance and repairs of the home. Most repairs are sporadic, but big-ticket fixes such as a new roof or water heater can come up suddenly and drain your budget. A good rule of thumb is to assume that youll spend 2.5 to 3 percent of your homes value each year on upkeep and repairs. If you buy a $250,000 home, aim to save $520 to $625 per month.Get preapproved for a mortgageBefore you start house shopping, you should get your “nancing in place. The No. 1 thing is (homebuyers) better have everything in order,Ž says Dick Gaylord, of Re/Max Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach, California, and a former president of the National Association of Realtors. Gaylord says you should get a mortgage preapproval before you walk through the “rst house.Ž Otherwise, How do you know how much you can afford?ŽBuy a house you likeShort-term homeownership can be expensive, depending on how much you put down and what it cost you to sell your old house and move. To get a home that will make you happy, dont count on a quick purchase. Step back and make certain the house youre considering is one that will “t the needs of you and your family.Six things you must do before buying a home By DANA DRATCHBANKRATE.COM $$ SAVEMONEY$$Shop the Classifieds. In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion AAA Travel invites you toIRELAND & SCOTLAND EXPECT SOMETHING MORETMTRAVEL BR-0739 Dramatic landscapes, historic lands, romantic castles and charming cultures await you in the Emerald Isle and the Highlands of bonnie Scotland. 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LEAKHiring practices at Flo-Tech Services Inc.Flo-Tech Services Inc. is a North Port-based company specializing in a variety of plumbing needs. Since 2004, the locally owned and operated business has helped Charlotte County residents through everything from simple leaks to plumbing disasters. CEO Matthew Dias shares what makes for a good hire at Flo-Tech. Question: Tell me about the company and why you love working there. Answer: Flo-Tech Services Inc. Plumbing and HVAC is a family-orientated company. We have wonderful camaraderie among our employees and treat everyone equally. Q: What is your title and how did you reach your position? A: I am the CEO of Flo-Tech Services Inc. I founded and started the company in 2004 and have continued to grow and strive for excellence. Q: What are the keys to a good hire in your business? A: Honesty, integrity and dependability, and also having good people skills. Q: What open positions are the most dif“cult to “ll within the company? A: The most dif“cult positions to “nd people to “ll are the helpers and young people wanting to learn the trade. Q: What are the three most important personal and technical skills you look for? A: Problem-solver, communication within the company and with customers and being self-motivated. Q: How do you prefer people apply? A: In person. Q: Where do you “nd most of your candidates? A: Through word of mouth. Q: What about the current job market makes hiring challenging or easy? A: When there arent enough skilled workers out there, it makes it dif“cult to “nd good employees. Q: What is your strategy, as a company, to keep employees challenged and engaged? A: We try to maintain good communication and offer room to advance within the company.Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED Flo-Tech Services Inc. 4954 N. Chamberlain Blvd., 108c North Port, FL 34286 941-426-3664 flo-techservicesinc.com Open 24 hours a day Owner: Matthew Dias SPRINGING A adno=719295 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 @ solarishealthcare.vikus.net NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 Limited Time offer! € Weekend CNAs € Weekend Supervisor € Evening CNA Full Time adno=719296

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Page 38 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 JOBS 2 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Floridas jobless rate is remaining steady. State of“cials announced Friday that the states unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent. Thats lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. The unemployment rate started to edge upward at the end of last year but has remained unchanged for the last two months. The latest estimates say there are about 398,000 unemployed people out of a workforce of nearly 10.2 million. National data shows Florida remains among top states in job growth over the last year. The state added 167,800 total jobs since February 2017. California added nearly 384,000 jobs while Texas added more than 285,000. Floridas overall growth rate for the last 12 months was 2 percent, which was the 10th highest rate in the nation.Floridas jobless rate remains steadyWork-related stress is an all too common problem in workplaces across the globe. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of workers report feeling stress on the job. Perhaps most troubling, nearly half of those people admit they need help in learning how to manage their stress. The American Psychological Association notes that stressful work environments can contribute to a host of physical problems, including headache, sleep disturbances and short temper. Chronic stress can produce more serious consequences such as high blood pressure while also weakening sufferers immune systems. Stress at the workplace also can make it difficult to concentrate, which in turn can compromise workers abilities to perform at the peak of their abilities. That supports the notion that stress is a problem for both employees and employers. As a result, finding ways to reduce that stress should be a team effort. Getting a handle on stress can be difficult. Since so many people trace their stress to the jobs they need to get by, they might think its impossible to address that stress without derailing their careers. But there are a handful of ways for professionals to get a handle on their stress without negatively affecting their careers. € Speak up about your stress. As noted, stress at the workplace can affect workers performance, which employers are looking to optimize. Workers can speak to their employers if they feel their work environments are conducive to stress. Work in tandem with an employer to develop time-saving strategies that make it easier to get work done on time. Supervisors may encourage employees to delegate more often, freeing up time to get their work done. Employers may also direct employees to wellness resources that can help them more effectively combat stress. The outcomes of such discussions may never be known if workers never take the initiative and speak up about their stress. € Take more time off. According to the State of American Vacation 2016Ž report from Project: Time Off, American workers failed to use 658 million vacation days in 2015. Vacation is not just a time to get away, but a valuable, effective way for workers to recharge. The APA notes that avoiding the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout requires workers to take time away to replenish and return to their pre-stress level of functioning. Taking time off to disconnect from work and avoid thinking about work can be just what workers need to overcome their work-related stress. And plenty of workers have the time to take off; they just need to take it. € Embrace relaxation methods. The APA recommends professionals coping with workplace stress embrace techniques that can effectively alleviate stress. Such techniques include meditation and deep-breathing exercises and can help workers develop their ability to focus purposefully on a single activity. That improved focus may help workers better navigate hectic working environments without succumbing to the stress such environments can produce. Work-related stress is a significant issue for many professionals. But working in tandem with their employers can help professionals effectively cope with that stress. How to get a handle on work-related stress METRO CREATIVE Many students believe that the next natural step after graduating from high school is to go off to college. Secondary education has become such a common transition that many parents begin saving for college tuition as soon as their children are born. Although college can be the next chapter in a students education, many teenagers still choose to attend trade school. Television personality Mike Rowe says the country is in the midst of a skilled labor shortage because workers lack the necessary training to “ll the hundreds of thousands of available jobs. Lack of information may drive the notion that trade jobs are nothing more than a backup plan if college doesnt pan out. However, by realizing that trade jobs, along with short-term vocational training, is a smart investment and eventually a lucrative career choice,attitudes about trade schools and labor-intensive jobs may shift. A great number of college graduates enter the workforce with degrees that may not help them land jobs. And these students typically carry thousands of dollars in tuition debt. Many college grads are underemployed and working in jobs that arent even in their “elds of study. Career and technical schools help students develop specialized skills that make graduates immediately marketable in their chosen “elds, and trade salaries can be very competitive. The following are some of the fastestgrowing and highestpaying trade careers to consider, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Forbes magazine. € Construction manager: Construction professionals with great organizational and communication skills can enjoy high earning potential as construction managers. Expected growth of this career over the next 10 years is 5 percent. The average income of a construction manager is $87,000. However, with a top-end hourly pay of around $75 per hour, its easy for managers to earn into six figures. € Elevator installer and repairer: This career is listed as a top-earner. These employees can earn anywhere from $74,000 to $105,000 per year. Elevators are in demand as urban centers increase, so this career has staying potential. € Rotary drill operator: The oil and gas industry relies on rotary drill operators to extract oil or natural gas from underground sources. Salaries for these jobs can range from $30 to $40 per hour. € Dental hygienist: Cleaning teeth and inspecting mouths for disease is an important role. Job growth is still hovering around 20 percent, and hygienists can expect to earn up to $98,000. € Electricians and plumbers: Electricians and plumbers are continually in demand. With a short amount of trade school and apprenticeship, its possible to earn up to $90,000 per year. These are just a few of the many skilled professions that vocational schools prepare their students for. Scholarships and funding programs are available to help make vocational training an affordable possibility. Vocational schooling can pave the way to high-paying jobs METRO CREATIVE METRO CREATIVE SHUTTERSTOCK AP FILE PHOTO adno=719297

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 39 JOBS 3 adno=719375 BODY SHOP POSITIONS AVAILABLECome Meet The Newest Member Of The Gerzeny Family! Lenny LeonardGerzenys RV World Body Shop is under New Management. Lenny brings over 40 years of body shop experience with him. We invite all of Lennys past friends and customers to drop by and say hello!2110 Rt 41, Nokomis, FL € I-75 Exit 1951-800-262-2182rvworldinc.comadno=719394 adno=719395 Wednesday, March 21st between 8:30am-12:30pm at Charlotte Technical College 18150 Murdock Circle (3 Story, White Building) Port Charlotte, FL € 941-255-7500 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Must Bring I.D.) CHARLOTTE TECHNICAL COLLEGE€ Area Businesses € Community Resources € CTC Career Counselor € Learn What Certi“cations are Available € Meet Industry Professionals € Discover Your NEW Career with Over 20+ Courses Offered at CTC € Enrolling for Fall Classes Visit Our Website at charlottetechcollege.net for more info IS HAVING A JOB FAIR!!!adno=719397 €Acct. Executive Experienced & highly motivated. Responsibilities: Primary contact for clients / building long term relationships, developing new sales / renewing contracts, & lead teams responsible for daily operations. Min 3 -5 years Management & Customer Service experience. Excellent written, verbal, and & computer skills are required. Salary commensurate w/ experience. Clean FL DL required.€Irrigation Maintenance Schedule Irrigation jobs, troubleshoot, & customer service. Bi-lingual a must! Clean FL DL required. Pay range $15 to $20/hr … based on experience.THE GRASS IS GREENER ON OUR SIDE. HR@artistree.com or submit our Online Form at: www.Artistree.com/employment 160 Pond Cypress Rd. € Venice, FL 34292 Questions? Call 941.488.889 .Apply online in English or Spanish. To be considered send resume to: Employment/Empleo: Join Our A-Team! adno=719396adno=719298 2 0 1 8 0 3 2 5 o t e n c 3 9 p d f 1 2 4 M a r 1 8 2 0 : 2 9 : 1 7

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Page 40 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment 2005 SERVICES WANT A BETTER JOB, GETAPROFESSIONALRESUMESARASOTA/CHARLCO. 941-214-5257 2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE PART-TIME The Venice Gondolier Sun Newspaper is seeking an individual that has excellent customer service skills and works well in a team environment. Applicant must be reliable, flexible and have a pleasant personality. Must have computer experience, be able to work in a fast paced environment and multi-tasking is a priority. We are a drug and nicotine free workplace.Ž Pre-employment drug/ nicotine testing required. Apply at: The Venice Gondolier Sun 200 E. Venice Ave Venice Florida 34285EOE Non-smoking office 2030 MEDICAL CENTURION OF FL Has FT & PT opportunities for Mental Health Professionals at Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda and Desoto Annex in Arcadia. Apply online at www.mhmcareers.com or contact Katie Hogan at 703-245-9047 or katie@mhmcareers.com CNA Weekend POSITIONS & Weekend Supervisor.Dont Miss our Large Display Ad on the surrounding pages. 2030 MEDICAL CNAs, HHAs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home5 Star Deficiency Free Facility is looking for you! We want caring healthcare professionals to be part of our team. FULL TIME or PART TIMENURSES … CNAs …FOOD SUPPORT WORKERS941-613-0919Online: www.peoplefirst.myflorida.com SOLARIS HEALTHCAREis now HiringCNA Weekend POSITIONS & Weekend Supervisor.Sign on BONUS!! Apply: solarishealthcare.vikus.net www.HorizonTechInstitute.ComADVANCE YOUR CAREERŽ Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 411032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3YOUcan become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing.Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 PHLEBOTOMY,EKG, Classes Start 04/02 LPNwkds 04/02 CNA04/02 Med. Asst. 04/02 2040 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL BUS PERSONS PREP COOK COOK, DISHWASHERS & W AITRESS NEEDED AM/PM Experienced Apply in Person Winks Old Town Grill 451 S. Indiana Ave,Englewood. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS is now hiring HOUSEKEEPING positions. Apply in Person to 24440 Sandhill Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33983 PREP COOK, DISHWASHER, & EXP. LINE COOK NEEDED. T OLLS P AID SOUTHBEACHBAR& GRILLBOCAGRANDE941-964-0765 2040 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL WANTEDEXPD, TEAM MEMBERS HOSTS, SERVERS & BARTENDERS For Busy Waterfront Restaurant Apply in Person: White Elephant Pub 1855 Gulf Blvd. Englewood 2050 SKILLED TRADES ALUMINUM & RESCREEN ERS Needed EXPERIENCED, FT, Charlotte and Sarasota County. Top pay for Experience! 941-625-7673 FLO TECH SERVICES SEEKS SEASONED PLUMBER TO G ROW W ITH O UR C OMPANY ALSO SEEKING C REW L EADER /T ECHNICIAN FOR NEW C ONSTRUCTION P LUMBING AND R EMODELING Call 941-426-3664 JOB OPPORTUNITIES BODY SHOP POSITIONS AVAILABLEStop by and meet our new Body Shop Manager Lenny Leonard. Apply: www.RVWorldinc.com/en_su /careers.asp 941-966-2182 S ee Our Display ad in Sunday Sun Newspapers and Wed. Venice Gondolier PRESS OPERATORSun Coast Press, a rapidly growing daily and commercial printing shop, has the following full time employment opportunity. PRESS OPERATOR Minimum of 5 years experience operating a Goss urbanite or community single width press. Willingness to work day/night shift, weekends & holidays. Must be proficient with back to back color registration, folder/ 1/4 folder operations. Knowledge of autom atic pasters an d stacker operations a plus. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline and quality oriented environment. We offer health insurance, AFLAC, paid holidays, PTO, 401K. We are a drug & nicotine free workplace. Preemployment drug & nicotine screening required. Interested candidates please send your resume to Robin Marotta Production Manager atrmarotta@suncoastpress.com TRUCK DRIVERS EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABORERS DFWP Apply: DM Construction 3801 Henry St. Punta Gorda. 2050 SKILLED TRADES SEASONED PLUMBER & CREW LEADER/ TECHNICIAN SEEOURLARGEDISPLAYAD ONTHESURROUNDINGPAGES. CALL941-426-3664 2070 SALES THE AUTO CLUB GROUP IS SEEKINGATRAVELASSOCINPORTCHARLOTTE, FL!APPLYVIA:HTTPS://AUTOCLUBSOUTH.AAA.COM 2100 GENERAL AREYOURETIREDANDMISSINGSOMETHINGINYOURLIFE??WEREYOURSUCCESSESINTHEWORLDHANDLEDWITHPRIDE& DETERMINATION? IFTHESETRAITSARESECONDNATURETOYOU, THENWEWOULDLIKETOTALKTOYOU! WEARESEEKINGATEAMOFREPRESENTATIVESTOREPRESENTUSASCIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION SPECIALISTS**DEPENDABLETRANSPORTATIONISREQUIRED. WERECOGNIZETHATYOUVALUEAFLEXIBLESCHEDULE. IFINTERESTEDCONTACTJIMDEFALLE AT941-786-7676 ARTISTREE LANDSCAPE SEEKS THESE POSITIONS: ACCT. EXECUTIVE IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE PAYBASEDONEXPERIENCERESUMES: HR@ARTISTREE.COM EOE/DFWP 941-488-8897 ASPHALT SEAL COATING & STRIPING, PT/FT, Exp. Pref. Valid DL. 941-276-1466 BOAT PAINTER NEEDEDCall 941-698-1144 The Venice Gondolier Sun is now taking applications for carriers in Venice and surrounding areas. Must have dependable vehicle, a valid Florida Drivers License and proof of insurance. Apply in person: 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 No Phone Calls Please. CARRIERS NEEDED 2100 GENERAL CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS The Charlotte Sun Newspaper has part-time openings with weekends & Holidays required. We are seeking reliable, flexible, pleasant people with good phone skills, personality and the ability to handle customer relations. Computer experience mandatory, must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment. We are a drug & nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug/nicotine testing required Email resume to tdoran@sun -herald.com Or Apply in Person 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor Mon.-Fri. EOE Non Smoking Office FISH CUTTER & WAREHOUSE HELP for Local Seafood Company. Good Pay!!! 941-380-9212 GROWING COMPANY is looking for good people with room for advancement. P/T & F/T. Englewood Area. Weekend Help needed as well. E & J LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE941-468-2493 HOUSEKEEPER/LD DRIVER Wanted. Must Like Dogs. Reply P.O. Box 55, Venice FL 34284 Leave Telephone Number. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!We have several immediate openings for Representatives to promote the Sun Newspapers in Retail Stores, high traffic shopping areas, special events, etc. No cold calling. We use a low-key approach with friendly interaction with the public. This is an enjoyable year round position with potential to earn above average income. Positive, work environment. Flexible work schedule. F ulltime/Part-time Positive work environment. Outgoing, friendly and professional appearance, dependable with reliable transportation and cell phone. Those selected will be given training and taught how to make great money right away. For interview appointment call: 941-268-5731 JESSES TRUCKING OF SW FLORIDAIS SEEKING SOD STACKERS We E-Verify Pay is $1.20/pallet If interested, call: 863-993-0717 For application email j essestruckin g andsod@ y ahoo.com LANDSCAPE LABORERS NEEDED 40 Hours/ Weekly Full Time. (941)-456-1008 SHOP TECHNICIAN Trailer experience a plus. Full Time. Roys Trailer Country 941-575-2214 2100 GENERAL LAWNCARE CREW LEADER GREAT OPPORTUNITY! GREAT PAY! GREAT HOURS! Clean Fl. drivers lic. 941-685-4668 A-Z LAWNCARE/ LANDSCAPING SEEKINGLAWNCARE TECHS FT, YEARROUND,ANDPT. EXPERIENCED PREFERRED, WILL TRAIN!ENGLEWOODAREA, LV. MSG. (941)-270-0508 OR(941)-474-2554 MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPERPart-time positions available. No Experience necessary. Be able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to work flexible hours, able to work days or evenings.To fill out an Application Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 9-5 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL Please, No Phone Calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine te sting req uired MAINTENANCE & CUSTODIAL NEEDED P/T Experience Necessary. FishermansVillage, Apply in Person, 2nd Floor. 941-639-8721 PARTS & SERVICE MGR Assist with shop. Trailer Experience a Plus. Roys Trailer Country 941-575-2214 PIANO PLAYER nee d e d f or Sunday 11am service. Small Compensation. First Baptist Church of Nokomis. 941-416-3799 or 941-275-5280 2110 PART TIME/ TEMPORARY "AMBASSADORS" NEEDEDTOSOLICITSUBSCRIPTIONS FORTHEAWARDWINNING LOCALNEWSPAPERS, THESUN, ATSTOREFRONTSINTHEVENICE, NORTHPORTANDENGLEWOODAREAS. CONTACTJIMDEFALLEAT941-786-7676FORMOREINFORMATION. GATE KEEPER PT, 1ST SHIFT ,for community in Englewood. Background check required. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 41 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž REAL EST A TE 1010 16501010Open House 1015 Real Estate Auctions 1020Homes/General For Sale 1030Waterfront Homes For Sale 1031 Foreclosures For Sale 1035 Golf Course Community For Sale 1040Condos/Villas For Sal e 1060Townhouses For Sale 1070Duplexes For Sale 1075Tri-Plex For Sale 1080Apartments For Sale 1090Mobile Homes For Sal e 1100Interval Ownership 1100 Out of Area Homes For Sale 1115Trade/Exchange 1120Wanted To Buy RENT 1205 Lease Option 1210 Homes 1240Condos/Villas 1280 Townhouses 1300Duplexes 1320Apartments 1330Hotel/Motel 1340Mobile Homes 1345Misc. Rentals 1350Efficiencies 1360Room ToRent 1370Rentals To Share 1390Vacation/Seasonal 1420Wanted To Rent LOTS 1500Lots & Acreage 1515Waterfront 1520Out Of Area Lots 1530Commercial Lots 1540Trade/Exchange BUSINESS 1600Business For Sale 1610Business Rentals 1615Income Property 1620 Commercial/ Industrial Prop. 1640Warehouse & Storage 1650Farm/Ranches 1010 OPEN HOUSE 03/25/18 1009 PRESQUE ISLE DR. Port Charlotte, Fl 33952 OPEN SAT 1-3 Beautiful 3/2/2 Pool home on oversized corner lot w/ RV parking Dennis Pape (941) 380-6472 Ocean Partners Real Estate 12 CADDY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 OPEN SUN 12-4Drop Dead Gorgeous 3/2/2 Golf Course Pool Home in Charlotte County's Premiere Subdivision. Minutes drive to Fishing, Sailing, and the Gulf of Mexico beaches. This home will not disappoint! Offered at $259,900FLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 67 OAKLAND HILLS CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 OPEN SATURDAY NOON-4One of a kind Rotonda Golf Course Pool Home on 1.5 lots 1983 Built 1744 sq ft with Vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows. Tiled through out awesome views and privacy on this quiet cul-de-sac street. $199,900 FLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 742-H AVENIDA ESTANCIA #112 VENICE *TURNKEY* OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM ESTANCIASOFCAPRIISLESVERYDESIRABLE2BR/2BA ENDUNITWITHLOTSOFSUNLIGHTANDGREATGOLF COURSEVIEWS. Debra Villari 609-458-4627Berkshire Hathaway 1010 OPEN HOUSE 68 OAKLAND HILLS CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 OPEN BY APPT.Classic Florida Golf-Course Pool Home 3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage located along the 3rd fairway of Rotonda Hills Course on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Updated and well maintained. Offered @ $219,500 byFLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 OPEN SUN 1-4PM 6952 PAN AMERICAN BLVD REDUCED TO $549,900 CUSTOM BUILT ESTATE 3100SQFT. 4BREDROOMS3 BATH, WITHJUNIORSUITEDOCK& BOATLIFTONTHEMYAKAHUTCHRIVER. NOBRIDGESTOGULF, ALLSOLID HARDWOODFLOORS, HEATED INGROUNDPOOLWITHSPA, Debra Villari 609-458-4627Berkshire Hathaway GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! ADVANTAGE REALTY INC.OPEN HOUSE TODAY1PM 4PM23295 Weatherman Ave P.C. $229,000 Renovated home in Section 15 on corner lot. Public Water & Sewer. Beter than New, Great Location close to I-75. (Kings Hwy to Veterans Blvd, L on Norman to end, R on Painter, Lon Comstock on corner Weatherman & Comstock)941-255-5300 800-940-5033www.eraportcharlotte.com DEEP CREEKOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4PM 1493 Navigator Road Beautiful NEW Construction Home on Deep Creek golf course. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2,000 sq.ft. All Custom Upgrades. $299,900 941-626-7682 FIVE STAR REALTY OPEN HOUSEStop by Five Star Realty to pick up a home tour flyer with directions.ŽSUNDAY 3/25/2018 1007 San Mateo Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 12:00PM-3:00PM 2848 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 1:00PM-3:00PM 23356 Weaver Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33954, 1:00PM-3:00PM 1780 Deborah Drive #19, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 1:00PM-3:00PMF OR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS VISIT : WWW FIVESTARREALTY COM / BLOG / NORTH PORT OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4PM, 1733 Turrell St., 3/2/2 built in 2005, 1317SF Split floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Master suite w/Walk in Closet. View Lanai from Dining & Bdrm to Privacy Fenced Backyard. Recently updated & Newer A/C. Quiet street $185,000 By Owner 815-505-8597 OPEN SAT. & SUN 12-3 5093 San Rocco Ct. Burnt Store Isles (Off Madrid) 3/2/2, Screened Lanai, Water & Golf Course Views $249,900 304-642-8851 1010 OPEN HOUSE OPEN 12-3 SUNDAY2 great homes in Suncoast Lakes, a deed restricted Gated Community.2683 Suncoast Lakes Blvd $279,900, 4 bdrm with pool. 2708 Suncoast Lakes Blvd $279,000, 3 bdrm plus den, expanded lanai. Both have great upgrades! Don't miss these fabulous values! From I-75 or Rte 41, take Kings Hwy to Suncoast Blvd, take Suncoast Blvd to entrance of Suncoast Lakes, then follow signs! CALL PAT WALKER 941-276-4674 REMAX ANCHOR REALTY ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! OPEN SAT. & SUN. 11AM-2PM 1781 MOSSYOAKDR. NORTHPORT3 BED/2 BATHATVILLASOFCHARLESTONPARK, GATEDCOMMUNITYW/ POOL, CLUBHOUSE& FITNESSCENTER. $249,000. EDNADINOFA570-590-2135 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR OPEN SAT. & SUN. 1PM-4PM 6113 GNARLEDOAKLANE. ENGLEWOOD. MANASOTAKEYRETREAT! DEEDEDBEACHACCESSGRANITE, SS, WORKROOM3BR, 2BA, 4CG. $675,000. CARLASTIVER941-270-1460 RE/MAX ALLIANCEGROUP OPEN SAT.-SUN. 12-44720 CLUBDR. UNIT102 PORTCHAR-LOTTESCENICMYAKKARIVER V IEWFROMTHIS2/2/2 + DENCONDO. TRANS. BEACHMBRP. $249,500 JANFANSTILL, RIVERW OODREALTY941-743-9663 OPEN SAT.-SUN. 12PM-4PM 342 Monaco Dr. P.G.I. 3/2.5/2 3,300sf. 80 WATERFRONT Home. Heated Infinity Pool w/ Waterfalls & Infinity Stone Spa. LP Gas, Fireplace, Impact Windows $725,000 518-810-5070 OPEN SUN 1-4PM WOODMERE AT JACARANDA VENICE 3730 CADBURYCIR. VENICEUNITS REDUCED TO SELL #324 TO274,900 2100 SQFT3 BEDROOM21/2 BATHCONDOW/WOOD FLOORINGTHRUOUTTHEUNIT#306 TO153,000 DESIRABLETURNKEYUNITŽW/BALCONYANDEXTRADIN-INGROOMAREA. GREATFORASNOWBIRDOREMPTYNESTER. FEESINCLUDE: WATER, SEWER, BASICCABLE, BLDG.INSURANCE, AND2X A YEARAC MAINTENANCE. GATED55 RETIREMENTCOM-MUNITYWITHELEVATORS ANDSOCIALMEET& GREETS. CLUBMEMBERSHIP, ISOP-TIONALMAKEYOURAPTTO SEETODAY, CALLDEBRAA VILLARIPLLC AT941-207-5057Berkshire Hathaway OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM VENICE ISLAND CONDO 250 Santa Maria St #121C Bright, Sparkling First Floor Corner unit on ICW. 2br/2ba, extended Living rm, Addl. Room ( Den, Office, DR) Renovations thru-out, Patio w/ gardens, Fully appointed Clubhouse and Htd pool, $372,000 941-416-6202 1010 OPEN HOUSE OPEN SUNDAY1PM-3PM 1196 Sandy St. Port Charlotte Charming 2/2/2 w/ New Windows, Nice Size Living Rm, Kitchen w/ Breakfast Bar, Lg. Master w/ Walk-In Closet, Screened Lanai, Fenced Yard. Great Location! $149,900. Jeff Runyan Re/Max Palm 941-979-2843 SUN. 03/25/181-3PM 5420 Chard Terrace, P.C. Nestled in a quiet, woodsy neighborhood, 3/2 home is in the riverfront community of Gulf Cove. $229,900 Robert & Darlene Gravatt, REALTORS941-391-3989 SUN. 03/25/18 1-4PM 8531 Lamar Court N.P. Tenbusch duck key 3/2 pool home. Gulf access with dock & lift. Home offers lots of privacy & space. $379,900 Victor Sands, REALTOR (941) 225-9912 PORT CHARLOTTE SUN.1-4 114 Graham St SW Waterfront 3bd/3ba oversized garage, Dock, Boat Lift, Pool. $489,900 Curt Cooke Generous Property Inc. 941-232-1899 PUNTA GORDA ISLES SAT. & SUN. 12-3PM 3600 Bal Harbor Unit #2D. Villas of Cedar Key, 2/2 Condo, great view, Deeded Dock on SAILBOAT water. $177,700 Re/Max Harbor Lisa Neff 248-894-0330 VENICE WOODMERE LAKES Waterfront View From The Front Door! OPEN SUN 1-4, 4107 HEMINGWAYDRIVE, SPACIOUS2241 SF, 3BR /2B /2CG. RE-PLUMBED, NEW4-TONA/C & WATERHEATER. REMODELEDKIT. & ROMANSHOWER. 1 YRHOMEWARR. $308,000 941-928-0902 VENICE SAT.-SUN 1-4PM 594 Circlewood Dr. 2/2 Newly renovated. By Owner. $187,000 203-502-9662 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE $169,900. New Custom Homes From $169,900. on Your Lot or Ours. Custom 3/2/2, 1600+ sf., Classic Series. Prompt Delivery. Reliance Project Mgm`t Call Today For Plans & Your Tour! CGC#1512533 941-468-8300 FSBO Port Charlotte Spacious 4BR/2BATH ranch features vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, tile & laminate floors. Separate granny suite w/private entrance and full kitchen. All rooms cable ready. Shown by appt. only. 941-966-3335 $194,500 3/2.5/2 1199 Cielo Court Just Reduced! Like new maintenance-free Willow Chase home w panoramic lake views. $404,000 941-350-2182 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, OR LOT? WE CAN HELP YOU. Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! 518 Bou n dary B l vd, R oto n da West 3/2/2 Poo l Home o n Ca n a l $333,900 S h aro n R odgers 941-716-7731 REA L T O R M i c h ae l Sau n ders & Co. BISCAYNE BREEZE FROM$189,900 COMPLETE. NEW3-2-2, WITHHUGELANAI/OVERSIZED2 CARGARAGEWITHCITY WATER, LOCATEDIN"X" FLOODZONEON80 X125HOMESITE. CALLFORFLOOR PLANSANDYOURTOURTODAY! RELIANCEPROJECTMANAGEMENT, LLCCGC #1512533 941-468-8300 BURNT STORE MEADOWS PUNTA GORDA $285,000 Built strong in 2004, this lovely, beautifully maintained 3 bd, 2 bath, 2 car gar, pool and spa home is located in a quiet cul de sac. Almost 1900 sq ft, great room plan split bedrooms, nicely landscaped. Can be sold furnished!! DON'T MISS OUT!! Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty ADVERTISE! CUSTOM HOME 42 MEDALIST ROAD, ROTONDA WEST NEW3-2-2 WITHSPLITLAYOUT,OPENFLOORPLAN, OVERSIZED2 CARGARAGE, LOCATEDINAN"X" FLOODZONE, CITYSEWER/WATER, GORGEOUSPOOL ANDCAGE, SPRINGDELIVERY$279,900 RELIANCEPROJECTMANAGEMENT, LLCCGC # 1512533 CALLTODAYFORFLOORPLANS ANDYOURPERSONALTOUR941-468-8300 DEEP CREEK 1493 Navigator Road Beautiful NEW Construction Home on Deep Creek golf course. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2,000 sq.ft. All Custom Upgrades. $299,900 941-626-7682 ENGLEWOOD 9902 Gulfstream Blvd. 2/2/2 Newly Remodeled, NEW Kitchen: Granite, S/S Appliances, New Carpet. Open Concept Floorplan. Updated Roof, Move-in Ready! $195,900 516-203-6486 ROTONDA 3/2/2 Waterfront Pool Home. Warm Southern Exposure. Many Upgrades. $275,000 941-456-3034 Suncoasteam Realty 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE I CAN BEATANY COMMISSIONWHENYOULISTYOURHOMEWITHME. JEFFRUNYAN941-979-2843 RE/MAXPALM NORTH PORT3/2/2 3838 WEIDMANAVE. BEAUTIFULLYUPDATEDPOOLHOMEONTRIPLECITYWATERLOT. HEATEDPOOL, PAVERDECK, SIDEENTRYGARAGE, NEWA/C. OWNERLIC. REALTOR. $295,000. 941-350-7750 North Port 3740 Santana St. $300K QUALITY & ELEGANCE can be found throughout this exquisite 2100 SF 3/2.5/2 heated SALTWATER POOL home on CITY WATER & SEWER! Perfection ... Top to bottom ... Inside and out! Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 REDUCED NORTH PORT 5206 SAN LUIS TERRACE. Immaculate 1800 SF 3/2/2 Pool Home, City Water & Sewer on lushly landscaped, fully-fenced lot in family oriented neighborhood just 1/2 Mile From US-41. $249,000 PATTYGILLESPIE, REMAXANCHOR941-875-2755 NORTH PORT 7818 Taplin Ave $259K A PACKAGE OF SUPERLATIVES! Great location. Quality construction. Meticulously maintained. Easy living all wrapped up in this gorgeous 1800 SF Windemere 3/2/2 with pool and heated waterfall spa on fully fenced lot. Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE $209,500 Almost NEW, Best Price!! Built in 2015. Villa Milano is a lovely gated, deed restricted community so convenient to all things! The 1874 sq ft 3 bd, 2 bath, 2 car gar home enjoys a huge 10x30 screened lanai. Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., ABSOLUTE BEST LOCATION IN NW Port Charlotte's expanding GATED COMMUNITY of Villa Milano, Spectacular custom 1-owner Mediterranean design 2200 SF LIGHT, BRIGHT, open great room comcept with formal dining room, 3-Bedrooms + Den/Office. Low HOA ($98/MO) $350,000 Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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. $279,900 Call Pat Walker, 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 5

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Page 42 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTENEW CONTRUCTION JUST COMPLETED! Almost 1700 sq ft, 3 bd, 2 bath 2 car gar. Tiled throughout! Granite counters, stainless appliances, soft close drawers and doors, pavers on driveway and walkways and lanai. Great neighborhood! $249,500 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE24531 Sunrise Dr. Suncoast Lakes, gated, deed restricted community offers this pristine, upgraded, 2051 sq ft home with panoramic lake view, 161 ft on the water! Huge lanai (800 sq ft), 3 bdrms, plus den, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Dont miss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING PORT CHARLOTTE Suncoast Lakes Deed Restricted gated community is home to this beautiful, upgraded and tastefully decorated home with many custom features! 3 bd plus den/office, 2 baths, expanded brick paver lanai, 2 car gar. 2213 sq ft of living space. Master bath has totally been redone and is stunning, windows and sliders are IMPACT glass! $249,500You won't be disappointed!Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 RE MAX Anchor Realty 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 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES 1778 BAYSHORE DR. $1,299,500.00 GATEDESTATEONLEMONBAY ISLIKETHREEHOUSESINONE! INSPIREDBYBEAURIVAGERESORT. WHATYOUFINDONCE YOUGETHEREWILLMAKEYOU WANTTOSTAY. NANCYHYDE PARSLEY-BALDWINREALTYCELL941.539.9616 One of the most inexpensive Newest WATERFRONT homes on the market! 2006 POOL HOME 3/2/2 with over 1,700 SqFt of Living Area. Nice Upgrades throughout and goregous expansive water views! Only 1 Mile and 1 bridge to the open waters of the Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico! Listed at: $329,000Brady McGuire941-204-5840 RE/MAX Palm Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 4/4/2 BOATERS DREAM! Well-maintained waterfront pool home with over 3000 sf! $515,000 Jackie Thornberry Harbor Coast Realty 941-740-4580 PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2 FOR SALE BY OWNERLowest price Burnt Store Isles Waterfront HouseSolar heated pool, Dock/lift, Vacant, Super street $419,000 732-666-8566 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 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES 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?MENTIONTHISAD TORECEIVEAFREE HOMEWARRANTYWHEN YOULISTYOUR HOMEWITHUS! 941-629-3188 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. ONLYMINUTESTOBEACH&BAY(JUSTACROSSTHE STREET!) 941-769-0200 HERITAGE LAKE PARK-PG 3/2/2-LAKEFRONTVIEWSPACIOUS1,890 SQ.FTLOTSOFUPGRADESREDUCEDTO$224,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC 3/2, 2NDFLOOR. SPACIOUS1,289 SQ. FT. A/C. ALMOSTTOTALLYUPDATEDSINCE2014. WOODED& TENNISCOURTVIEW. REDUCEDTO$149,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY PENDING HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC Lakefront 3Br, 2Ba, 2nd Floor. Spacious 1,207SF A/C, Excellent Condition! One Owner! Carport/Elevator-$165,000BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY LAKE SUZY 1449SF VILLA 2BR/2BA + DEN, In Ground Heated pool fully covered Screened lanai. Furnished, FSBO $217,000 612-759-9035 NORTH PORT 3/2/2 INVILLASOFSABALTRACE. LARGELANAI1487 SQFTU/A. MAIN-TENENCEFREE, HIIMPACTWIN-DOWS, HURRICANEPROTECTION. ALL APPLIANCESHVAC ANDHOTWATER HEATERUPDATED. FULLYFURNISHED. MOVE-INREADY. $217,000 941-429-2211 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; special@sunnewspapers.net 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE 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. $185,000 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty 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 PORT CHARLOTTE 1BR/1BA, 5th Floor Condo, with elevator. Promanades East, Near Hospitals. New laminet & tile flooring, all appliances incl. Scr. lanai, Pool, Club house with low HOA fees. & Deeded parking. $67,000 941-637-1110 PORT CHARLOTTE HERITAGE OAK PARK, BEAUTIFULGATEDCOMMUNITY. 1024SF, 2/2 SCREENED, TILEDLANAI. OPENFLOORPLAN. FRESHLYPAINTED. WELLMAIN-TAINED. RARELYAVAILABLE1STFLOORLAKEVIEW! CONVENIENTCOVEREDPARKING. ALLAMENITIES. FULLTIMESOCIALDIRECTOR. BUILTIN2004. UPGRADES! $149,900 ELLENMCCARTHY(941)-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR PRIVATE WINTER GET-AWAY RENTTHISLIKENEWŽ VERY LARGE, 2 BED/2 BATHPRIVATE HOME. BEAUTIFULLYAPPOINTED ANDTURN-KEY. HEATEDPOOL. CAPEHAZEAREAJUSTMINUTES TOBOCAGRANDE. SOCLOSETO MANYBEACHES& BAY. BRINGYOUR BOAT. PRIVATEGARAGE. LARGE DECKW/LAKEVIEW. RENTINGOCTOBER2018 THROUGHMARCH2019. ALSOAVAILABLETOPURCHASE.CALL941-769-0200 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2/1 2nd Floor Sailboat Waterfront Condo w/ Granite Counters, Crown Moulding Throughout, Designer Trims on Windows & Doors, Boat Dock, Seawall, Community Pool & MORE! $275,000. Elaine Martin, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 SOLD!!! VENICE ISLAND CONDO OPEN BY APT. 250 Santa Maria St #121C Bright, Sparkling First Floor Corner unit on ICW. 2br/2ba, extended Living rm, Addl. Room ( Den, Office, DR) Renovations thru-out, Patio w/ gardens, Fully appointed Clubhouse and Htd pool, $372,000 941-416-6202 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 1090 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE CHARLOTTE HARBOR 2/2/CP, Furn. & Appl. Incl. On the Bay, Fishing Pier. $32,000. 941-875-9842 or 705-542-3900 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 1090 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs, Cats ok! Call Mike 941-488-5672 www.VeniceRanch.com $25,000, 24x36, 2bd, 2 bath, Furnished. Handyman Special 24x36, 2/2 with screen room. As is $8,000 1095 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE 2692 NE HIGHWAY 70 ARCADIA 55+ Active Community March Madness MODEL Home Sale! 1 Year Free Golf & Maintenance Fee! Call for Details! Ted 800-538-2590 www.arcadiavillage.com $49,900!!! Wow Better hurry if you want a great deal in beautiful Riverside Oaks. Owner says sell it now!Ž Nice 2/2 1200 sq ft sectional all appliances. Too many options to mention! Call Kathy today to see this rare find! 941-626-6821 www.riversideoaksflorida.com NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $55,995. + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 PURCHASE A NEW HOME AND PAY $99/MONTH LOT RENT FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR PLUS A FREE SCREENED IN PORCH! 55+ COMM. W/ AMENITIES! 701 AQUIESTADRPUNTAGORDA, 33950 BUTTONWOODVILLAGE.COM941-212-1516 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 2/2/1 Lanai, Carpet, Sultana St., P.C. $975/Mo 3/2/1 Carpet & Tile, Silverbell Dr., P.C. $1000/Mo 2/2/1 Tile Floors, Lanai, SW Canal, Cannolot Blvd., P.C. $1150/Mo 3/2/2 Pool & Lawn Service Inc., SW Canal, La Salina Ct., PGI $1600/Mo*We Welcome NEW Listings* AWARD WINNINGSUNBELT MGT. SERVICES RENTALS COMPLETE LISTINGS (941) 764-7777 sunbeltmgtservices.com NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT P O RT C HARL O TTE 1457 Achilles St. Newly remodeled 3/2/2 Pool home on canal. SS appliances, new flooring, $1600/mo 1st/L/S Excellent credit a must. 941-628-0941 PORT CHARLOTTE UNFUR-NISHED. LG. SAILBOATCANALHOME. NEWSEAWALL& DOCK. 3/2/2 OPENFLOORPLAN, SUNROOM. LGWALK-INCLOSETS. ALLAPPLIANCES, BONUSRM. $1,550/MONOPETS941-629-4557 8AM-8PM 1240 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 Ground Floor. Pool. $900./Mo. Incl. Water. 1st, Last & Security. Call 941-380-4738 leave msg PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 No Pets. Avail. 2/1 $850/Mo. Water incl. 1st, Last, Sec. 941-380-9212 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/2, 1550 sf. Fully Furn & Equipped. Canal, Pool & Tennis $2,000 mo. Annual. 440-725-2180 V ENICEISLAND 2/2 Ground Floor. No Pets. Pool. $1200. Mo. Annual Incl. Water & Cable. Reserve Parking. On Site Laundry. 812-447-0145 V ENICE PELICAN POINT V ILLA. Gated and Prestigious. Clubhouse, Golf, Tennis, Pool, Granite, Tiled 2/2/2. Private Lanai. Washer & Dryer. Close to Beach & Stores. $2200/mo. Annual w/ Cable. NS 941-486-4247 VENICE, Water View. 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S ATS UN 9 -4 23 1 23 Maclellan Ave. Multi family copper, crystal, furn., dvds, watches, displays, diamond ring. 6006 NORTH PORT AREA GARAGE SALES HUGE MOVING Sale 23rd24th. 8:00am-5:00 4561 Apollo Ave North Port. Furniture,household,yard tools. Quality items, Dont miss this one! SAT &SUN 9AM 4PM 3993 Pinstar Terr**HUGE SALE** 6006 NORTH PORT AREA GARAGE SALES HUGE SALE IN NORTH PORT ESTATESSAT & SUN 9-36097 TANEYTOWN. Yamaha Sea-Doo, Tools, Household items, Trailers, Variety of Musical instruments: Congas, Many Guitars Gibson, Les Paul, Fender, Estrada, caster, keyboards: Roland, Yamaha, Kurzweil. Speakers, Amplifiers: Fender, Super Twin, Ampet Bass etc, Hammond B3 Organ with Leslie 122 and much much more. 941-626-4675 6012 VENICE GARAGE SALES FRI SAT SUN 9 4 301 Nassau St. MOVING SALE, Lawn Art, generator, powerwasher, welder, office & misc furn. call/pictures 941-416-2717 6020 AUCTIONS AUTO AUCTIONSTUDIO WATCH LIVE AUCTIONS, 12 lines to choose from 1500 Cars, Suvs, Vans, Pickups available weekly. NO sales men NO Dealer Fees, Stress Free, You search direct from factory off lease returns 2014-2018, all with factory warranties, clean car fax and all at 10% over BID-BUY-SAVE. By appt Justin in Venice 941-350-7544 JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers Robillardauctioneers.com (941)-575-9758 SAT MARCH 31ST @10 AM 1602 Shilo St., P.C. Craftsman Riding Mower 48Ž Deck less than 100 hrs, Oak Farm Table with 6 cane back chairs, Furniture, Mikasa China, W/D, Tools & LOTS MORE! Auctionzip.com #25770 for pics. 10% BP. Cash, Ck, CC Jack Robillard Auctioneer 941-575-9758 AU3437 AB2632 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS ESSENBURG O r i g i na l 36Ž x 25Ž oil Painting The BluesŽ App framed. Birds $300, OBO 315-813-4373 KNIFE Ki t S et, X A cto Like new with all accessories. $25 941-629-6374 NORMAN ROCKWELL b oo k Artist/illustrator ca 1970 $50 941-629-4857 6027 DOLLS ANNALEE DOLLS (2) Bunnykid & Elf mint 2 for $25 or ea $15 941-639-1517 COLLECTOR DOLL H an d painted porcelain 15Ž tall in orig box. $10 941-575-7793 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS ABSTRACT CANVAS S a ilb oat painting SQ 52Ž Org. $199+tx for $100, OBO 651-491-7549 ALL CLAD PROGRAMMABLE OVEN PROBE NIB ORIG $50 $15 941-587-8870 ALL CLAD ROAST PAN W MITTS NIB ORIG $169 $99 941-587-8870 BED TRAY/DESK woo d h o ld s book/pencil 29x15x9 NICE! $10 941-258-2016 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 CHINA KYOTO t iff any pattern 8 place settings call after 1pm $200, OBO 941-375-1122 CHLORAINE INJECTION 35 gallon tank with pump & spare pump $90 941-888-2495 CROCK POT 4 quart croc k pot electric, new $5 941-255-1832 CROCK POT w /lid 4 qt EXC COND. $10 941-475-7577 DINETTE TABLE wood counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 DISHES 16PC PALM LEAF DE SIGN INCL SUGAR & CREAMER $30 941-202-9172 DOOR BEAUTIFUL sta i ne d glass door $500; VICTORIAN MARBLE TABLES $250/ea 941-380-7224 FAMOUS BAMBOO B o d y Pil lows New in bag.Long body pillows $20 941-421-9984 FLOOR LAMPS 6 b ronze 3 way bulb exc. cond. $40 941-585-8149 FL OO R S ANITIZER HAAN M S30 steam cleaner floor sanitizer New $100 $45 941-740-4300 FOOD PROCESSOR Ki tc h en Aid, 13 cup w/acc. Used once $125 941-235-3193 FRAMED MIRROR 25 5Ž x 29.5Ž gold leaf frame 4.5Ž wide. $22 941-575-7793 FRAMED MIRR O R 2 5.5Ž x 29.5Ž gold leaf frame 4.5Ž wide. $22 941-575-7793 KITCHEN CLOCK sta i n l ess steel with knives, forks, spoons, new $8 941-255-1832 LU GG A G E dark grey f abric, 28x18x11 $42 941-426-1088 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 METAL FILE C ABINET 2 drawer, beige, good condition $10 941-276-1881 O IL PAINTIN G -FRAMED 42X54 Reduced; must seesuper buy! $175 941-639-1517 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: sun-classifieds.com 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. ORECK FLOOR S cru bb er N ew in box,cleans all types floors $75 941-421-9984 PI C NI C TABLE cedar top with attached benches, aluminum frame $175 941-780-3977 PREMIUM BAMBOO Sh eet S et New asst colors and sizes $25 941-421-9984 RECLINER ROCKER Lt. Blue, great condition $25 517-231-1017 REFRIDGE &DISHWASHER s byside white works good $275, OBO 941-268-7571 ROTISSERIE TOASTER oven & grill.all in one.box $35 941-235-2203 RUG STARFISH AREA RUG l t. blue/tans 8 x 10 Dalyn, custom made $350 734-787-0285 SILVERWARE 1847 SS d a f fodil pattern 6 pl setting $150, OBO 941-875-1122 TABLE CLOTH BRAND NEW GOLD COLORED still in orig. pckg $10 941-475-7577 WALL PICTURE FRAME LARGE, 9 PHOTOS, BLACK, NEW $15 941-255-1832 W ATER FILTER S -RV 2 .5Ž x 1.25ŽID x 10ŽL, Reg $16 for $10, OBO 651-491-7549 6031 HOLIDAYITEMS HANDLED EASTERBASKETS Pink, Lime, Aqua, Lavender, etc. A sst Ea/ $3 941-276-1881 6035 FURNITURE ACCENT CHAIR Lt. Aqua/white, Exc. condition $24 517-231-7166 BED CRAFTMATIC a dj usta bl e King Size. $350. TABLE & 4 Chairs, Rattan Glass Top. $350 941-697-1670 BED FRAMES(4) stee l on casters adjustable twin full queen size each $30 941-275-5837 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDROOOM SET 8 p i ece w hi te wicker, Queen, in good condition. $250 941-661-0931 BR DBLDRESSER & Mi rror & nite stand, white wicker pic avail, PGI $300 941-661-4477 BUFFET BUFFET SOLID WOOD. PICTURE ON REQUEST $100 941-249-4305 CHAIR arme d/ up h o l stere d cream 33Ž H x 38Ž D x 38Ž W $75 734-787-0285 CHAIR TEETER h ang up c h a i r for back good condition $150 941-875-3439 C HAIR-ŽETHAN ALLENŽ pine w/cushions super bargain! $35 941-639-1517 CHAIRS 3 new counter hi g h mint green, pics avail PGI $150, OBO 941-661-4477 C HAIR S L O UN G E WHITE WICKER good cond. $150 941-423-9371 COCKTAIL TABLE R oun d Medium Brown Color, All Wood $50 941-257-5500 CO FFEE TABLE C onverted REAL WAGONWHEEL w/glass top $125 941-575-1609 COFFEE TABLE N atura l R attan 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 COUCH FABRIC a b stract b e i ge design 88X36X32 delivery available $275 941-202-3437 DINETTE S ET hand-painted all wood 24Ž tabletop & 2 chairs firm $150 941-275-5837 DINETTE SET TALL wroug h t iron 30 table+2 fabric chairs like new $250 941-307-9211 DININ G R OO M S ET 7 piece solid wood, padded chairs $250, OBO 239-220-2121 DINING ROOMTABLE P u b h t. tW/8 chairs, china cab., serving table $500 207-522-5394 DININ G R OO M TABLE, w / China Hutch & 6 Chairs. $190 941-629-6165 DINING SET 48Ž ma h ogany table top & 4 metal frame chairs $175 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET 54Ž glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $225 941-307-9211 6035 FURNITURE DINNETTE S ET DR O P LEAF TABLE 4 CHAIRS. PICTURE ON REQUEST $150 941-249-4305 ELE C TRI C FIREPLA C E T V stand 19ŽD-59ŽW-23ŽH, blk. color $100 207-522-5394 END TABLE Wi t h magaz i ne rack and lanp $30, OBO 941-474-4011 END TABLES DREXEL LR Glass 18K plated 27X27 ORIG 2500 $150 941-587-8870 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER FREE to Anyone Who Can Pick i t up in Venice. 941-492-7157 FLOOR LAMP ceram i c b ase, white with floral design, Exc cond $125 941-766-7660 FLOOR PLANTER po li s h e d brass, legs, 8.25Ž dia x 8.25Ž high $10 941-575-7793 FOLDING PORTABLE T a bl e, 4 HD Plastic Indoor/outdoor $30 651-491-7549 GLIDER METAL g lid er w i t h cushion $40 518-763-9936 HEADBOARD & DRESSER Twin size, Light Wood. $100 941-257-5500 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KIT C HEN S ET 4 0 Ž Round Counter Height Table, Brown Marble w/ 4 Black Leather Chairs $350 obo 941-474-6752 KITCHEN TABLE 42Ž roun d brown tiles $100, OBO 941 832-2583 LAZYBOY SWIVEL/ROC/RE CLINER/MAUVE ex cond $150 941-743-0582 LEATHER SO FA over 9  long w/2 recliners, good condition $100 207-522-5394 LOUNGE CHAIRS White wicker, good cond. $150 941-423-9371 LOVE SEAT stur d y, bl ue f a b r i c, 64X37X31, detachable cush ions $75, OBO 941-275-5837 MATTRESS Ki ng s i ze d V ery good condition $100, OBO 941-426-7511 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MEMORY FOAM 8Ž t hi c k mat tress twin size springbox frame $150 941-307-9211 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PICNIC TABLE ce d ar top w i t h benches, aluminum frame, cus tom $175 941-780-3977 PICTURE SOUTHWESTERN framed. 44Žx32Žex.cond $35 941-235-2203 PR. C LUB chairs ultrasuede like new, pd 1400,can email pix Rotonda $500 941-698-8990 QUEENBED w i c k er two sides bed two side stand $75, OBO 941-830-2583 RECLINER L azy b oy wa llh ugger $160 941-580-4460 SHELVING UNIT RATTAN 72X36X12 OFF WHITE RECON DITIONED $60 941-202-3696 SOFA ASHLEY taupe, 90Ž, exc cond, pics avail, PGI $350 941-661-4477 TABLE 4 c h a i rs, 2 24i n stoo l s whitewash wood, 42in glass top $325, OBO 941-249-5077 TIFFANY FLOORLAMP stone dome, 20Ž wide, like new $300 518-763-9936 TV CO N SO LE 4 8 Ž.dark wood.glass doors.new cond. $85 941-235-2203 TV S TAND WI C KER White w/ 3 drawers & 1 shelf. Good cond. $35 941-889-7846 TV STAND 3 -t i er, h o ld s 60Ž inch TV, smoke glass, Exc cond $100 941-766-7660 WICKER CONVERSATION se t 4 pieces for outside use. $200, OBO 941-766-0778 WINDSOR ROCKER n i c h o l s & stone.solid maple.ex.cond $125 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS 8 TRA C KRE C EIVER player/recorder Vintage Lenno x $50 941-451-3958 PRINTER EP SO N 2 54 0 SC AN FAX COPY NEEDS INK $10 941-575-8881 TV RE C EIVER box DI S H re ceiver with card and remotes. 4 years old. $10 941-743-2055 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO RCA 32Ž HD TV wor ki ng LCD HDTV $50 941-473-8294 SPEAKERS b oo k s h e lf speakers Optimus white $20 941-451-3958 STEREO SAMSUNG wave b ea t 2500 watt stereo Bluetooth giga beat manyoptions $225 941 391-4707 T V 13 3Ž S uperson i c co l or TV Great pic & cond. Retail $110. $25 941-889-7846 TV 32 Ž Per f ect!!!! $6 5 9 41-4 239371 TV ANTENNA TOWER Complete. $350 obo 941-764-8755 TV RCA COLOR TRAKPLUS 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 TV 32Ž APEX E xc C on d $65 941-423-9371JOBS CLASSIFIEDS 8

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 45 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CO MPUTER DE S K, w/ C hair Rustic Pine. $60. 941-629 6165 PRINTER C ANN O N inkjet Pixma MG5320 New $150 $70 941-740-4300 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES BRIDAL GOWN 2 p i ece stunning $155, OBO 941-268-7571 C R O T O N WAT C H ladies 1.10ct dia ss nib msrp 1750 $425 941-587-8870 PANT S -MEN S 38 W-NEW & almost new-great price & more. EA $4 941-639-1517 S LIPO N S Mens C ustom-made Brown Leather Worn Once 11.5 $30 941-276-1881 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1 00 YEAR O ld Melon Leather Football Great Display Item In PG $125 308-340-3447 1 9 1 3 O AK WE S TERN ELE C TRIC WALLTELEPHONE$295 941-268-5067 1 92 7 WED G EW OO D HARVARD SET OF 12 PLATES Mint condition $250 941-639-2837 1 932 WED G EW OO D S mith College Plates Set of 12 mint condition. $225 941-639-2837 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 AS HTRAY VINTA G E C ut glass. Tripod feet $35, OBO 941-697-8598 AVON BOTTLES 67 L arge variety each $2 941-423-9371 A V O N B O TTLE S 6 7 bottleseach $2 941-423-9371 BA C HMANN TRAIN S ET New red rock express. $60 941-391-6090 BUYIN G O LD M O NEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 C ANDLE S TI C K S VINTA G E. Pair. Crystal w/silver overlay. $35, OBO 941-697-8598 C ANDY DI S H w/lid Vintage glass. Excel. cond $30, OBO 941-697-8598 CENTS INDIAN H ea d $2 781-956-8891 C HINA C ABINET Fantastic oak clawfoot Serpentine front China Cabinet 1st $275. (941)380-7224 CO MI CS A great vintage selection from the 1970s 80s & beyond ea $1 941-474-1776 DAI S Y BB Rare working model 1894 edition $99 941-575-1609 IKE DOLLARS s il ver proo f $10 781-956-8891 MARILYN M O NR O E playing cards1976 MINT sealed 2 deck set w/case $35 941-474-1776 SILVER COINS u.s.s il ver co i ns $150 781-956-8891 S ILVER D O LLAR S 1 8 7 8 to 1935 $25 781-956-8891 SILVER PROOF sets $35 781-956-8891 TABLE, Wood. Old antique table. Great deal! $20 941-391-6090 V I C T O RIAN CO RNER C HAIR CA 1890 WALNUT, GREEN VEL VET $350 941-629-4857 W ANTED: AVIATI O N, Military, Navy Memorabilia, Medals, Ins ignia, Patches Etc. Call Dean 770-312-6846 W ATER S KI S pair o f old wooden skis probably for decoration only $18 941-629-9822 WOO D C HE S T 30 x 30 x1 6 f or storing pot.& veggies $85 941-235-2203 6090 MUSICAL BEHRIN G ER P O WERED S PKR AMP125WT LIKE NEW $85 941-202-9172 C A S I O WK1 3 5 0 keyboard with stand, power supply, sustain pedal. $150 217-972-3122 ELECTRONIC TECHNIC ORGAN Model SX-F100, Mint, extras $2250. 941-380-7224 G IB SO N G UITAR 1 933 Model L00, includes case $2000/firm ; Violin with case & 2 bows $200; 941-916-0547 G UITAR YAMAHA F G 7 00 ,V GC $120, OBO 941-244-7720 ORGAN ELECTRIC, Legend by Estey. All the bells & whistles. Extras Incl. $3,500 941-629-3462 RE CO RD S All kinds; mint albums & singles w/covers, .50 to $5 941-639-1517 6095 MEDICAL C ARPAL TUNNEL WRI S T BRACE NEW IN PCKG $10 941-475-7577 DI G ITAL THERAPY tens unit New in case help for painful areas $75 941-421-9984 LIFT C HAIR, Pride Dark G reen Fabric, Excellent Condition! $250.obo 941-493-7166 (Venice) TRAN S P O RT WHEEL C HAIR Like NEW $80 941-268-8951 6095 MEDICAL P O WER C HAIR  GO GO Ž new battery, will deliver $490, OBO 941-473-4168 P O WER C HAIR JAZZY 3 Ž NEW BATTERIES, WILL DELIVER $490, OBO 941-473-4168 POWER CHAIR JAZZY SE LECTŽ NEW BATTERIES, $490, OBO 941-473-4168 P O WER C HAIR JAZZY SELECTŽ NEW BATTERIES, $490, OBO 941-473-4168 P O WER C HAIR PRIDEŽ NEW BATTERIES, WILL DELIVER $490 941-473-4168 POWER CHAIR ZIP 4Ž NEW BATTERIES, WILL DELIVER $490 941-473-4168 RE C LINER ELE C TRI C li f t chair up/down sleep orig 1100 $395, OBO 941-580-4460 R O LLAT O R WALKER 4 wheel, w/seat and storage basket, lv msg $60 941-303-2957 S HIAT S U MA SS A G E F ULL SIZE EXC. COND. $25 941-475-7577 W ALKER 3 WHEEL w/BASKET & BRAKES NICE $65 941-268-8951 W ALKER 4wheel w/Basket Brakes and Seat, like new $75 941-268-8951 W ALKER breaks storage light weight 3 wheels plush $65 941-580-4460 W ALKER S EAT DELUXE storage breaks more. Orig $249 $75 941-580-4460 6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY BATH TUB S AFTY RAIL EASY TO INSTALL $15 941-627-6780 6110 TREES & PLANTS A L O E A G AVE begonia crepe myrtle fern devils backbone staghorn $5 941-202-3696 BR O MELIAD S VARI O U S kinds shapes colors and sizes in pots starting at $5 941-202-3696 FERTILIZER 5 0 LB, Pro f essional 8-0-10 plants, 16-0-8 g rass $30 each 941-257-5500 FL O RIDA/AV OC AD O /JATR OPHA/ROYALPOINCIAN A $10 941-202-3696 FRAN G IPANI JATR O PHA oyster pineapple pothos snake spider lily $5 941-202-3696 Treemendous Tree, Inc. NUSURY PINAPPLE PLANTS fruiting $30/ea SNOW QUEEN HIBISCUS 7 gal $20.00 NICE MANY OTHER SHURBS AVAILABLESTOP IN TO SEE US MONDAY SATURDAY 9AM-3PM 6068 RUFF ST. NORTH PORT OR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A 6120 BABY ITEMS C RIB/ C HAN G IN G TABLE Cherry finish with mattresses for both $150 518-763-9936 6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES CO BRA AMP 3 Wood LH 15* Stiff adjustable excellent cond $30 941-488-7774 DRIVER ADAMS R e dli ne RPM 460 Draw Bias 10* RH Reg Excel $45 941-488-7774 GO LF BALL S C allaway S upersoft, like new-no scuffs or marks per dz $10 941-488-7774 GO LF BALL S Titleist Velocity, like new-no scuffs or marks per dz $10 941-488-7774 GO LF BALL S Wilson Duos, like new-no scuffs or marks per dz $10 941-488-7774 GO LF C LUB S w/bag & f olding cart. $30 941-575-1609 SCO TTY C AMER O N GoLo5 LH Putter New, 34Ž, OBO $250 941-979-9731 YELLOW JACKET 4G BATTERY CABLES Corrosion Resistant Best Golf Cart Cables $129.95/SET. VISIT DarsGolfCarts.com 941-769-1431 NO TEXT PLEASE 6126 GOLF CARTS GO LF C ART C over Fits carts with long top. 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Visit DarsGolfCarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS TREADMILL PR O -F O RM 350S in good shape includes 4 weights $100 941-276-6191 TREADMILL Pro f orm lx 5 60 Speed, time distance folds. $150, OBO 941-390-6935 6130 SPORTING GOODS AB LOUNGE to exerc i se a b s easy to use $20 941-629-9822 B OCC HI BALL set $ 15 941-743-0582 B O W PARKER mag 2 rh bow & acc. hard case ex cond $200 941-286-3826 C AR RA C K Thule It locks.For kayak etc. $150 941-624-2899 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! 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Associate? Senior associate? How do you determine which job you should apply for? Luckily, Monster career experts have come up with “ve strategies that can help you uncover the truth behind the title. These tips will show you what to look for in job postings to “gure out which position would suit you best.Identify job description keywordsIts good to be ambitious and apply for a few reachŽ positions when youre looking for jobs, but you need to know how exactly the title will translate to responsibilities, no matter the seniority. Know how to decipher a job ad. If you see words like administer, coordinate, process„those are indications of individual contributor positions, not management-level positions, regardless of title,Ž says Greg Szymanski, director of human resources at Geonerco Management in Seattle. Whereas, lead, in”uence, collaborate, direct, partner with, head, and synthesize are words that indicate higher-level responsibilities.ŽCompare your experience to the job dutiesYour resume should be updated regularly with relevant work experience (if its not, check out how to refresh your resume). Use it as a quick reference check to see if your experience lines up with the job description. Are they duties youve performed recently? Duties that your boss normally performs?Ž asks Kelly Donovan, principal at Kelly Donovan & Associates, a career guidance service in Lake Elsinore, California. You dont need to have performed every duty listed [to apply], but you should have experience with most of them.ŽResearch job titles on the employers websiteThere are no rules for creating job titles, so they may vary widely between companies. The best place to investigate how a company uses the titles, and what people in those positions are responsible for, is oftentimes the About Us or Company tab on the hiring companys website. Maybe they call everyone VPs or have unusual titling conventions,Ž says Ilana Youngheim, account executive at PMBC Group, a public relations “rm in Los Angeles. It helps to do a little research on a company before applying, to target the right job, and also to demonstrate in your cover letter that you know something about them, that you did your research. This earns lots of points with recruiters and hiring managers,Ž Youngheim explains.Ask revealing questionsGot called into an interview, or maybe theyd like to set up a phoner “rst? Great! This is the perfect opportunity to gather more information about that cryptic job title and get more details about the positions responsibilities. In the interview, ask pertinent questions about the day-to-day responsibilities, job training, expectations, and managerial needs (if applicable), along with short-term and long-term goals,Ž says Christina VanBuskirk, a recruiter at Sasha the Mensch, a recruiting “rm in New York City. Be honest and con“dent about your own experience. Even if the HR manager deems that youre not the right “t for a current role, if you leave a great impression and have good rapport with the team, they will likely keep you in mind for future opportunities.Ž An example of a revealing question to ask is: What does a typical day look like? That will get the conversation moving in the right direction,Ž says Justin Smith, founder of Outerbox, a web design company in Akron, Ohio. If youre passionate about spending your time in a speci“c way, tell your potential employer, dont be shy. Remember, its a two-way street, and they want to hire you to work on tasks youll be passionate to work on.ŽBroaden your search to include common job titlesRunning into too many ”ashy titles that are blatantly in”ated? It might be time to broaden your search, centering it around more common terms like sales repŽ as opposed to sales of“cer,Ž or bartenderŽ instead of cocktail artist.Ž As long as your skills and talents match up with what youll be doing [in that particular job], apply to it, regardless of title,Ž recommends Stephanie Troiano, talent acquisition manager at The Hire Talent, a talent assessment company in Brea, California.Stay up to date on current job openingsOne of the most important aspects of conducting a job search is staying current on openings as soon as theyre posted. The more job descriptions you read, the better youll get at deciphering them. Sign up to be a Monster member and get weekly alerts on jobs available in your area. Youll also get expert career advice, including resume tips, interview hacks, and negotiation strategies.Understand job titles before you applyBy JON SIMMONSMONSTER CONTRIBUTOR Whether youre getting ready to start a new job search or looking for ways to bring new energy to an ongoing one, a little extra knowledge can help a lot. Consider picking up one of these good books for job seekers. How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes Two things to consider when job hunting is how to relate to people you encounter and how to leave them with a good impression of you. Its all about knowing how to make your interviewer comfortable and selling yourself,Ž says Amethyst Wytiu co-founder of Next Step China.Ž How to Talk to AnyoneŽ will teach you how to make an impression and learn more about the art of verbal communication,Ž she says. Of course, after you read this book, try to put it into practice. Ž Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking by Susan Cain Quiet is a great book for acknowledged introverts and anyone else who “nds it hard to behave in the extraverted way society seems to reward. This is a powerful book for introverts who feel they cant cope with the networking and selfpromotion that comes with the job search. Its helpful for them to look at their style with fresh eyes,Ž says career coach Daisy Swan. The De“ning Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter „ And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay Your twenties are a confusing time „ especially career-wise „ and thats true whether youre fresh out of college, deciding if you want to continue with higher education or bypassed school to take the plunge into the workforce. Reading The De“ning Decade can help, says Swan. This is a valuable, and important read for people in their twenties. With great stories and advice, they may feel inspired to switch from fear to action.Ž Just because youre inexperienced doesnt mean you arent ready to explore „ and apply for „ exciting professional opportunities. Nice Girls Dont Get the Corner Of“ce: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel Women who are working their way up the career ladder and “nding obstacles in their path may want to read Nice Girls Dont Get The Corner Of“ce .Ž For women climbing the corporate ladder, this book will encourage you to change the detrimental behaviors you dont even know youre exhibiting that are shaping your career,Ž says career coach Rachel Koller. Indispensable By Monday: Learn the Pro“tProducing Behaviors that will Help Your Company and Yourself by Larry Myler Indispensable by MondayŽ will help you understand your worth. This book shows how to calculate the revenue, or cost savings that an employee has generated for their employer,Ž explains ResuMAYDAYs Lauren Milligan. The best way to win a new job is to show your worth in dollars „ and this book shows you how to do that.Ž5 good books for job seekersMONSTER STAFF

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Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeA recent item on the WebMD website (webmd.com) advised keeping certain foods on hand so youll always have something good „ and healthy „ to eat. We asked Port Charlotte Dietitian and Nutritionist Paula Allison to weigh in on the WebMD selections. Turkey. Low in fat and sodium and high in protein, turkey makes an excellent snack or lunch. Dark turkey meat typically contains more vitamins and minerals than white turkey meat, but it also has more fat and calories,Ž said Allison. Pasture-raised turkeys typically have higher omega-3 content than factory-farmed turkeys.Ž Tryptophan, the amino acid in turkey erroneously blamed for inducing naps after Thanksgiving dinner, actually helps. The tryptophan content in turkey may help to support healthy levels of serotonin in the body, which promotes alertness and good mood,Ž Allison said. Salsa. Fresh salsa is one of the best ways to add more ”avor to your food while also delivering essential, and tasty, nutrients,Ž Allison said. Lime juice, onions, and tomatoes are all rich sources of the antioxidant vitamin C, which helps prevent heart disease and promotes healthy aging. Fiber is found naturally in the cell wall of plants, and salsa is full of “ber without any fat or sugar. With all the health bene“ts salsa boasts, you can add an extra serving to your favorite foods,Ž she added. Theres no need to hold back. One serving of salsa is two tablespoons, which on average has less than 10 calories, so you can feel free to top all of your favorite foods with salsa.Ž The point is to use salsa to spice up other foods, but WebMD warns that salsas health bene“ts decline in a big way if you eat it with a giant bag of heavily salted, processed, Nutritionist: Keep these healthy foods in the fridgeMEARNS | 11When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right. But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since were probably as smart as well ever be, what can we possibly do? Plenty, but lets start with this reminder: Just because right this second you cant remember the name of your first-grade teacher, that doesnt mean your smarts are on the wane. Not by a long shot. Science is showing for the first time in 30 years that our brain is the most modifiable part of our body and easiest to strengthen, more than our heart or teeth,Ž says Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. The center opened a new facility in October: The Brain Performance Institute, which offers scientifically based programs to enhance brain performance and health. Although Alzheimers now tops heart disease and cancer when it comes to our fear factor about diseases, Chapman says, strengthening your brain is more than decreasing the chance of developing dementia. Instead, its about increasing brain health, two words not often thought of in the same breath when Chapman started her center in 1999. But lets change that, shall we? Here are tips from Chapman and other experts: Exercise. This isnt completely surprising. What, after all, isnt made better by exercise? Research about the connection between exercise and brain health was the topic of a recent symposium sponsored by the Cooper Institute and the Center for BrainHealth. Fitness has been linked to a healthier brain in a study by UT Southwesterns ODonnell Brain Institute and the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. We think if you have a good cardiovascular fitness level, your heart is stronger and blood supply healthier, and you have a better chance to get enough blood supply for the brain,Ž says Dr. Kan Ding, a neurologist with the Brain Institute and lead author of the study. Thats very important for brain health, because the brain is a very unique organ. All the energy it needs is from blood from the rest of the body, so blood supply is very important for the brain.Ž The study examined the fitness levels of people who had a high risk for developing dementia by having them walk on a treadmill. Then they underwent a special MRI sequence called diffusion tensor imaging, which is able to show us all the white matter in your brain,Ž Keep your brain as sharp as your bodyBy LESLIE BARKERTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS PHOTO PROVIDEDFitness has been linked to a healthier brain in a study by UT Southwesterns ODonnell Brain Institute and the Institute for Ex ercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. The study examined the tness levels of people who had a high risk for dev eloping dementia by having them walk on a treadmill.SHARP | 2 Science is showing for the “rst time in 30 years that our brain is the most modi“able part of our body and easiest to strengthen, more than our heart or teeth.Ž „ Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues. The Alzheimers Association says that more than “ve million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease and other dementias. By 2050, that number could rise to as high as 16 million people. More than 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimers or another dementia, says the Canadian Alzheimers Association. Although there is no de“nitive way to prevent dementia, living a long, vibrant life may be possible by encouraging some healthy habits for the brain. It is never too late or too early to begin health and lifestyle changes. Exercise Becoming more active can improve brain volume, reduce risk for dementia and improve thinking and memory skills. The journal Neurology found that older people who vigorously exercise performed better on cognitive tests than others of the same Brain-healthy habits to embracePROVIDED BY MCCHABITS | 2The flow of new Medicare cards will begin April 1. The new cards, which will be sans Social Security numbers, will not arrive in everyones mail box on the same day. Thats why there may be a misconception. Folks are aware that the new cards are coming. They may not be aware that its going to take a year „ maybe longer „ for the federal government to distribute them, says Marilyn Gregory, the Charlotte County SHINE volunteer counselor. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs for Elders) has been around since 1992 and the program is administered here „ including Sarasota County „ by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. So, if the new card is not in your mail box on April 2, dont panic. People are going to wonder where their Medicare card is. In Florida, it may be later rather than sooner. You get it when you get it.Ž The new card „ when it does arrive „ will not have your Social Security number, signature or gender. And the reason, Gregory said, is fraud. Its for protection. They talked about it for years. The problem with fraud has become so big that they had to do something. Its taken a few years to implement, as you can imagine.Ž Medicare is a single-payer, national social insurance program administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966. More than 55 million Americans are enrolled. Everything „ your Social Security number, your benefits „ stays the same. The new cards will have you name, a new Medicare number, and dates when Medicare Part A and Part B started. People new to Medicare in April will get the new card. You can start using your new card as soon as it arrives. Be sure to destroy your old card. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, only the new Medicare card will be accepted. Once they get it, people will have to take it to all of their doctors to provide the new number,Ž Gregory said. If you have a Medicare replacement health plan, just carry on.New Medicare cards on the horizonBy RUSTY PRAYFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT HOW TO PREPAREMake sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address need to be corrected, contact Social Security at ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-880-772-1213. Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card. Medicare will never ask you to provide personal or private information to get your new Medicare number and card. Understand that mailing everyone a new card will take some time. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friends or neighbors. For more information, contact the Area Agency on Agings SHINE Program helpline at 1-866-413-5337. The contact number includes groups interested in booking a presentation. Source: Area Agency on AgingCARD | 2

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Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant feelingfit@sun-herald.com 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 bgafoor@sun-herald.com Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 jcommiskey@sun-herald.com Fort Myers Daniel Dykes ddykes@sun-herald.com 941-205-6409 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@ sun-herald.com. News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Sundays edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact feelingfit@ sun-herald.com or call 941-206-1135.Feeling Fitage, placing them at the equivalent of 10 years younger. Increased blood ”ow that occurs with physical activity may help generate new neurons in the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved with learning and memory. The Harvard Medical School says aerobic exercise may help improve brain tissue by improving blood ”ow and reducing the chances of injury to the brain from cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. Quit smoking The Alzheimers Association indicates that evidence shows smoking increases the risk of cognitive decline. Smoking can impair blood ”ow to the brain and cause small strokes that may damage blood vessels. Eat healthy foods Foods that are good for the heart and blood vessels also are good for the brain. These include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, “sh-based proteins, unsaturated fats, and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids. Neurologists state that, while research on diet and cognitive function is limited, diets, such as Mediterranean and Mediterranean-DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), may contribute to a lower risk of cognitive issues. Consume caffeine Caffeine may help boost memory performance and brain health. A Journal of Nutrition study found people ages 70 and older who consumed more caffeine scored better on tests of mental function than those who consumed less caffeine. Caffeine may help improve attention span, cognitive function and feelings of well-being. Information from Psychology Today also indicates caffeine may help in the storage of dopamine, which can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. In addition, compounds in cocoa and coffee beans may improve vascular health and help repair cellular damage due to high antioxidant levels. Work the brain Engaging in mentally stimulating activities can create new brain connections and more backup circuits, states Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist at Harvard-af“liated Massachusetts General Hospital. Working the brain through puzzles, reading and participating in social situations can stimulate the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a molecule essential for repairing brain cells and creating connections between them. A good way to combine these lifestyle factors is to take an exercise class with friends, mixing the social, stimulation and exercise recommendations together. Cognitive decline can come with aging, but through healthy habits, people can reduce their risk of memory loss and dementia. HABITSFROM PAGE 1 she says, and how the neurons connect to each other.Ž The result: The higher your fitness level, the better the highway system in your brain. Those with the better highway system did better on our cognitive performance test, on brain games to test how fast you respond to a question, or how many words you can remember.Ž This study shows exercise is a promising way to prevent or slow cognitive decline in that population.Ž Its the first study, she says, to show that exercise does more than make you feel good; it shows the structural impact of exercise. Aim for 30 minutes most days, which is what Ding says is now her goal as a result of her research. Start building it into your daily or weekly routine. At the beginning it is hard. You have to make a target and say, Thats my goal for this week, for this month, for this year. It is a big commitment, if you think about it. I hope I convinced you today.Ž Take five. In this 24/7 world, there is always something with which to clog or entertain our brain. But, Chapman says, our brain loves to be reset. Five-by-five is what we call it. Take five minutes five times a day to let your brain stop. It could be a walk around where you are inside, or go outside. Let your engine reset.Ž Stop multi-tasking. Ah, how tempting it is to be talking on the phone while surfing online while cooking dinner. But that is making our brain networks more frayed,Ž Chapman says. Brain efficiency breaks down. Were making an older brain out of a younger brain.Ž The paradox, she says, is that people tend to think, Im doing three things at once, so I must be more efficient.Ž However, she says, When you try to do three things at once, there are more errors, they take longer to do and theyre more shallow.Ž So instead of taking pride in pushing yourself to do two or three things at once „ which stresses out the brain and can lead to depression, she says „ focus on single-tasking. Doing one thing for a concerted period of time will strengthen the brain and increase energy tremendously.Ž Up your fruit and vegetable intake. The way we eat affects our energy; it affects our glucose,Ž Chapman says. Our brain is a greedy animal. If were eating foods that require a lot of digestive juices, that takes away from our brain. Whats good for your heart is good for your brain.Ž Sarah Lock, executive director of AARPs Global Council on Brain Health, recommends five types of food we all need to be eating on a regular basis to keep our brains in tip-top shape: Berries (whole, not juice) Fresh vegetables (bring on the greens) Healthy fats (think olive oil) Nuts (theyre high-calorie, too, so limit your intake) Fish and seafood Practice innovative thinking. Our brain is wired to see things in new ways and to be figuring out things,Ž Chapman says. So while memorization is fine, the brain gets jaded the more things we do on rote. Innovative thinking in our world thats always changing helps keep mental independence. Our brain is built to do this until the day we die.Ž A few tips: Thank someone using different words. Think of a different way to formulate a subject line or the contents of an email. Whats a way to reframe a conversation with a family member,Ž she asks, to see things from a broader perspective?Ž Take a technology timeout. Take a respite. Youll see a quick rebound and guess what? You havent missed that much,Ž Chapman says. If we were to take away technology from meetings, we could end them in 20 minutes. People say, You dont understand. Clients expect me to respond right away. I say, No. Theyre paying for your brain.Ž Believe in your brain. Our brain system starts slowing down as early as our 40s, Chapman says, but only because we let it.Ž True, some people will develop Alzheimers, especially because the population is aging. But, she adds, on average, 87 percent of people wont.Ž And if were genetically prone to Alzheimers but have taken care of our brains, well have reserve to maybe push back the symptoms by, perhaps three to five years, she says. Healthy lifestyle factors can mitigate the onset, but we dont necessarily know exactly how long,Ž she says. Even without that knowledge though, Why wouldnt we build brain reserve? We save for investment retirement. The way were going to solve all the worlds issues is our brainpower. For economic and emotional well-being, its all in our heads.ŽSHARPFROM PAGE 1Gregory said the best way to get ready for the new card is to make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your addressed needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at ssa. gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213. Snowbirds will be interested to know that the new cards will be forwarded to new or temporary addresses for six months. For more information, contact the Area Agency on Agings SHINE Program helpline at 1866-413-5337. The contact number includes groups interested in booking a presentation.CARDFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT PHOTO BY RUSTY PRAYMarilyn Gregory, the Charlotte County SHINE volunteer counselor for the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, says The problem with fraud has become so big that they had to do something,Ž of the new Medicare cards. FEELING FIT 2 adno=54533414

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 27 The practice of meditation is nothing new. It has been around since ancient times as an important component of many religions. To explain exactly what meditation is, can be quite dif“cult, since the activity is common to so many cultures and religions and its practice so varied. What seems to be accepted by many people is the realization that meditation is an important tool used to train the mind, foster deep relaxation, develop and channel ones internal energy or life force and cultivate virtues such as love, compassion, understanding and patience. In the West, the use of meditation as a practical tool is a relatively new phenomenon. Thankfully, it is fast gaining the acceptance and popularity it deserves. More doctors are now directing their patients towards meditation. This is a growing trend that is due mainly to the acceptance of meditation as a practice that offers help to patients with stress, depression, high blood pressure, some cardio vascular problems, insomnia and respiratory diseases such as asthma. The word meditation is derived from the Latin meditatio, which comes from the verb meditari which means to ponder, to think, to contemplate.Ž The act of planning and preparing for something also falls under the umbrella of meditation. Most activities that require deep and persistent thought could be considered meditative acts. As a young boy or girl, when you would sit and read your favorite book and become so engrossed in the story that you failed to hear your mother pounding on your door, that moment of total absorption is, in fact, a moment of deep meditation. Within the Fusion One natural health and holistic system, the practice of meditation involves quite a number of techniques that are used to accomplish the systems goal of helping to ensure the ascension of its practitioners. These techniques are not used simply to facilitate some secondary outcome such as a reduction in ones level of stress. Their primary goal is to bring about a fundamental change of the human condition. When used, these meditation techniques are intended to facilitate change through the use of “ve levels or realms. The most commonly used realm is the internal realm. The techniques applied here use the contents of the bodys internal environment to accomplish their objectives. Meditating (focusing the attention) on ones breath would be a technique used on this realm. Techniques used on the subjective realm uses the subject (person) as the instrument or object for meditation. An aim of the techniques used on this realm could be to have the subject be mindful of emotional and other changes and sensations that are being experienced at the moment. On the environmental realm, objects and other things of ones immediate environment are used for meditation. Candle gazing and the use of music or other sounds are common techniques used. The natural realm uses the things of nature (water, air, trees, sky, animals, etc.) for meditation. Listening to the sounds of nature or gazing at the night sky are just a few of the techniques used on this realm. The “nal realm for meditation is the spiritual realm. Here, religious readings, recitals (mantras), prayer and a focus on the four guiding principles (love, understanding, compassion and service) are made use of. Those of us who are long standingŽ practitioners of meditation do not need to be convinced by science of meditations many bene“ts. We know from experience that it offers a number of important ones. The good news is, many of these bene“ts are also con“rmed by the scienti“c community. Here are just a few: € Meditation Improves Ones Concentration and Attention € Many people begin the practice of meditation because of a need to control their wanderingŽ or undisciplinedŽ minds. At the very start of the practice they are presented with exercises that are designed to improve concentration and attention. These bene“ts are, almost always, realized over time and are, therefore, natural results of the practice of meditation. € Meditation Helps To Strengthen The Immune System I, quite often, take for granted the fact that I am hardly ever sick. But look at the facts: I have been a practitioner of meditation for over forty years. Furthermore, studies show that the practice of meditation reduces stress (a silent killer responsible for 50 percent or more of the illnesses that plague us today). In addition, meditation helps to lower high blood pressure. These are just two bene“ts of meditation that will keep us safe from many of todays deadly diseases. € Meditation Slows The Deterioration Of The Brain As we age, the brains grey matter tends to decrease. This decrease in grey matter leads to a decline of our cognitive functioning. Studies now show that the long term practice of meditation slows the removal of grey matter and help to preserve our mental functioning. Such things as good memory and good focus or concentration will remain with us for longer periods of time. € Meditation Helps Control Pain, Stress, Anxiety And Depression It is estimated that 50 percent or more of our contemporary illnesses are directly or indirectly caused by stress. Stress is also a principal cause of the accumulation of belly fat. With stress (a silent killer) at the core of so many of our maladies, help of any kind is welcomed. Studies now show that meditation offers much in the way of pain, stress and anxiety reduction. Furthermore, mindfulness meditation; a speci“c meditation technique, has shown itself to be quite important as a tool for managing the symptoms of depression. Additional bene“ts of meditation include the following: 1. It facilitates memory improvement 2. It increases ones capacity to express love, empathy and compassion 3. It improves creativity 4. It improves mental health 5. It builds self-con“dence and self-awareness 6. It helps one to sleep better 7. It fosters inner calm and peace My 40-plus years as a student, practitioner and teacher of meditation has allowed me to establish a conviction that meditation is hands down one of the most important tools one can use to ensure a strong and healthy mind. To register for a three hour workshop, entitled: Understanding and Using Meditation, call the Cultural Centers Learning Place at 941-625-4175, ext. 223. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. You must register to participate.Understanding and using meditationBy GREGORY N. WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDArmando Loney assumes the seated pose of Fusion One. The Florida Department of Health celebrates March as National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This years theme is: Go Further with Food.Ž The campaign highlights the far-reaching bene“ts of making informed eating choices. Informed eating goes further than choosing the most nutritious options „ eating choices can also conserve money, save time, and reduce food waste. Making healthy food choices is important for both children and adults not only for fueling our bodies, but importantly for the bene“ts of vitamins and minerals contained in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains,Ž said State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip. Make it a goal this year to improve your food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. Everything you eat and drink matters and the foods you choose can make a difference in your overall health.Ž The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests following these tips to go further with food. € Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. € Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store. € Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week. € Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount thats right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do. € Continue to use good food safety practices. € Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week. € Realize the bene“ts of healthy eating by consulting with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs. To learn more about nutrition and National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at: www.eatright.org. Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-pro“t organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Floridas children and adults make co nsistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit www.healthiestweight”orida.com. Floridas WIC program is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services. Find out more at www.FloridaWIC.org.Florida Health promotes healthy eating during nutrition monthProvided by JENNIFER SEXTONFLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FEELING FIT 3Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregiversSt. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a non-pro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties-there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413 or 941-474-3140 or go to www.neurochallenge. org. Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses „ ie: MS; ALS; etc. SUPPORT GROUPS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY COTTAGELOVE WHERE YOU LIVE EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE 941.979.60232595 HARBOR BOULEVARD PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA, 33952 LICENSE # AL 13075 adno=50531433

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Page 28 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 Consider for a moment the welter of unconscious judgments and adjustments you make every time your hand reaches for an object „ say, a tall drink of water. Eyes, muscles, brain and digits coordinate with exquisite speed and subtlety to ensure the cup is reached, grasped around the middle, held gently but “rmly, and drawn „ upright and at a pace that wont make waves „ to your mouth. Now imagine performing that quotidian task with a prosthetic hand, or a disruption in the ”ow of signals between hand and brain. Even with the mechanical means to clutch a glass, grasping it will require constant visual oversight and a lot of effortful calculations. Without all that tactile feedback from your muscles and digits, mistakes, frustration and a sense of loss will probably ensue. With this in mind, researchers from the Cleveland Clinics Lerner Research Institute asked how, in effect, they could improve the user experience for amputees “tted with a prosthetic hand. Their answer was as simple in theory as it was complex in execution: To feel in fuller command of an arti“cial appendage, they found, the user of a prosthetic limb may just need a little buzz. Cleveland Clinics Paul Marasco and his colleagues devised a robotic system that, with every movement of an arti“cial hand, would deliver vibrations to the muscles in a users arm that controlled that hand. The location and intensity of those vibrations created for amputees an illusory kinestheticŽ sense that they were moving their own hand. Study subjects learned within minutes to use the vibratory feedback to more deftly move their mechanical hand, to better sense its position in space, and to tighten and loosen their grip on objects as needed. In some cases, no eyes needed. Once they got the system of feedback vibrations, participants were able to carry out a wide range of hand movements blindfolded. Establishing a sense of agency for these devices will help amputees intrinsically feel in control of their arti“cial limbs, a key aspect of user acceptance,Ž Marasco and his colleagues reported Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In the near future, the authors wrote, this approach could inspire wearable or other feedback systems that might allow amputees to guide and control their prosthetic limbs intuitively, restoring the luxury of unconscious movement. Giving users a greater sense that they are the instigators of movement will become more important as the technology of prosthetic limbs advances, the authors wrote. Although many of those arti“cial limbs will be capable of independent movement, users are unlikely to accept them if they dont feel like natural extensions of their wish to move. To devise a menu of vibrations that would signal 22 separate movements of the hand, the researchers largely worked with six participants who had had an arm amputated. All had undergone targeted nerve reinnervation, a procedure that enables the establishment of a link between brain and machine by redirecting amputated nerves to remaining muscles. With a hand-held vibration unit, they delivered a slight buzz (between 70 and 110 hertz worked best) to muscles in the portion of the upper arm „ the biceps, triceps, brachialis and pectoralis muscles „ that remained intact. Using their intact hand on the opposite side, the participants reported which complex movement they most associated with the buzz they felt. The researchers also worked with able-bodied volunteers to map the most effective system of feedbacks. Some of the connections between vibration and hand movements appeared to differ little from person to person. The researchers found that certain vibration spots routinely elicited the cylinder grip (or “st closing), the tripod grip (in which the thumb, index “nger and middle “nger come together) and the classic “ne pinch of the thumb and pointer “nger. Combinations of feedback vibrations elicited some other manual movements. Were actually able to use the perceptual illusion of movement to provide amputees with the sense that their hand is moving in very complex and naturalistic ways,Ž Marasco said. Although it may “rst help amputees who use prosthetic limbs, the approach his team used may someday help patients whose movements have been impaired by stroke, movement disorder or spinal cord injury, he said. The research team is already exploring ways to expand these techniques to patients who have lost a leg. And theyre working to package the system into a prosthesis that would let patients operate the system on a daily basis. Silvestro Micera of the BioRobotics Institute in Pisa, Italy, has also led a team of researchers aiming to restore the feedback loop that would allow smoother movement of prosthetic limbs. The next challenge for team like his and Marascos, said Micera, will be to use this proprioceptive feedback during real functional grasping tasks and in combination with tactile sensation.ŽBy vibrating the muscles, engineers produce a better prosthetic handBY MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO PROVIDEDIllusory movement perception improves motor control for prosthetic hands. FEELING FIT 4 Recent waves of mumps outbreaks like those that hit Penn State students last winter and spring and interrupted Syracuse Universitys lacrosse season last fall can be blamed not on students failure to get vaccinated but on the fact that the vaccine can lose its effectiveness over time, according to a new Harvard study. A third shot of the usual two-dose vaccine or even booster shots during adulthood may be the answer to getting the mumps back under control, say the authors of the research article published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Other vaccine experts, including those with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agree with them, but there are differing opinions about when the additional immunization should be given, and to whom. Aside from those issues, research like the new Harvard analysis is helping focus the “ght against a disease that decades ago was cut from nearly 200,000 cases a year to just a few hundred but that has now rebounded. A 2006 outbreak affected 6,500 people. In the last couple of years, cases have climbed back into the several thousand. Our results strongly support that the answer is waning vaccine-induced immunity, not a new vaccine-escape strain,Ž said coauthor Yonatan H. Grad, assistant professor of immunology and infectious disease at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. If a new viral strain were the prime culprit, many of the cases being identi“ed would be in younger children, rather than teenagers and youth adults, the researchers said. Currently, children are recommended to be vaccinated for the mumps at about 1 year of age and before entering school. The Harvard study suggests a third routine vaccine at about age 18, when immunity may have lessened, or even administering boosters later in life, especially in communities where adults come into close contact with someone who is infected. If youve had mumps as a child, its unlikely youll get it again, although a small percentage of people have had a mild case on the second time around. In January, the CDC endorsed a recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for a third dose of the mumps vaccine to be given to people at risk of infection, such as college students during a campus outbreak. Kelly L. Moore, chair of the mumps work group of the advisory committee and director of the Tennessee Immunization Program, said her group recommended an additional dose in response to a speci“c risk because its not yet clear how long protection from a third mumps vaccination would last. The mumps virus is spread through saliva or respiratory droplets, often by people living very near one another, engaging in activities like kissing, using one anothers cups and utensils, or sharing cigarettes. Where we have seen problems is primarily in social/college groups that have extended close contact that overwhelms the protection of the vaccine,Ž Moore said. Still, the standard two-dose vaccination does seem to protect most people, even years later. We also know that cases among vaccinated persons are generally mild and uncomplicated illnesses,Ž Moore said. The most obvious symptom of the mumps is swelling of the salivary glands, which gives the patient the look of a hamster storing feed in its cheeks. It can also result in body ache, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite or nausea, and fever. Mumps also can have serious consequences, including sterility and permanent hearing loss. Before there was a readily available vaccine for the mumps, it was the most common cause of acquired deafness in the United States,Ž said Paul A. Of“t, director of the Vaccine Education Center and a professor of pediatrics at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. The good news,Ž Of“t said, is if you do get the mumps after having been vaccinated, youre at very little risk of those serious effects. With the current resurgence of mumps cases, Of“t said he would favor a third vaccination around ages 11 to 13. At that age, he said, chances are better than with older adolescents of getting children into a doctors of“ce. Plus, a vaccine at that age is likely to retain effectiveness into the college years, he said.Third vaccination dose urged for youngsters to fend off resurging mumpsBy RITA GIORDANOTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Ostomy support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077.Overeaters anonymousOvereating a problem? Overeaters Anonymous offers free meetings at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-626-8969 for more information.Port Charlotte Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupThe group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at 2370 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. RSVP Linda Milo at 941-255-5043.Sex Addicts AnonymousSex Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step support group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsion and/or emotional dependency. No dues or fees. The meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Englewood and 7 p.m. in Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-222-0539 or email saaenglewood@gmail. com. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50532693 € Medical Marijuana is now legal in Florida € Charlotte Countys rst and only dedicated Medical Marijuana certi cation group € Many conditions qualifyLiberate Physician Center3841 Tamiami Tr. Suite B € Pt Charlotte, Fl. 33952Call for appointment today (941) 888 3232 Service sets us apartDr. Daniel Smith M.D. Medical DirectorMEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATIONS a d no= 54529635 DIABETIC & WOUND CARE CERTIFIED BOARD Dr. Tom Lane DPM, FAPWCA Guardian Angel Foot Care2400 S. McCall Road, Suite FEnglewood, FL 34224 (941) 473-3338 Fax (941) 474-8597 Ricardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology 941.505.0400 The Best of Charlotte for the Past 10 Years!We offer a complete range of audiology services for our clients including the following: We participate in most insurance programs adno=50531205100 Madrid Blvd Suite 214 Punta Gorda, FL 33950www.harboraudiology.netRicardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology We participate in most insurance programs Having Problems With Your Dentures?100 Madrid Blvd., Ste. 414 Punta Gorda 941-575-2626www.smilesofpuntagorda.comDifficulty Eating? Sore Gums? Wobbly or Loose? Messy Adhesives? Denture Stabilization Affordable! 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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 The Florida Blood Centers Bloodmobile needs donorsThe Florida Blood Centers will be collecting blood from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. There is a critical need for all types of blood. If supplies are not replenished it can lead to postponement of critical medical treatment so the blood center is pleading for all eligible and new donors to donate as soon as possible. The Thank You GiftŽ will be a free tee shirt and a wellness check up including blood pressure, cholesterol screening, iron count, pulse, and temperature. For more information contact the church of“ce at 941-639-0001 during normal business hours 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon on Friday or by e-mail to of“ce@bspconline.org.Annual meeting for NAMI Sarasota CountyThe annual meeting for NAMI Sarasota County will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 27 at the Center for Arts and the Humanities, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The meeting will be led by Pat Mahoney, President of the Board of Directors. Highlights of the meeting agenda include new initiatives for expanded NAMI signature programs and introducing the newly hired Executive Director, Colleen Thayer. NAMI Sarasota County is a local af“liate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI provides education, advocacy, and support groups for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones. To learn more about NAMI Sarasota County, visit www.namisarasotacounty.org or call 941-376-9361.Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW Open Forum and Sharing; and Parkinson Power Hour with Karla Brody, MSSW; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March, 28.Full moon yogaThe full moon yoga asana will be held on the beach in front of Sharks Tooth Beach Concessions, 208 S. Casey Key Road, Nokomis at 8:15 p.m. on March 31. Donations will bene“t Nancy Foresters Secret Garden,Ž a domestic bird sanctuary. For more information, email dtbloomquist@gmail. com.Keeping Your BalanceKeeping Your Balance: A 3-Week Series will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursdays, April 5-19 at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of poses, movements, and breathing practices that will help strengthen key muscles related to balance, improve coordination, and “nd a sense of relaxation while approaching what might seem like challenging work. Students will leave with a short home practice-showing how just a few minutes a day can help one gain (or re-gain) the inner and outer strength necessary to stand tall and remain strong, stable, and centered. This workshop is for all levels. Cost is $50. For more information, visit www. theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941-505-9642.Youth mental health first aid training offeredIts easy to tell when someone may be suffering from a heart attack, is choking, or is unable to breathe. But what does depression look like? What about anxiety? Have you met a youth experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors? Do you know how to administer “rst aid in a mental health crisis? On April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., a youth mental health “rst aid training will be held at Bayfront Health Punta Gordas Medical Of“ce Building, located at 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The cost is free to the “rst 25 participants. The training is sponsored by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Bayfront Health Port CharlottePunta Gorda, and Healthy Charlotte. What is Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. One in “ve Americans experiences a mental illness each year, but many are reluctant to seek help or simply dont know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be dif“cult to detect and it can be dif“cult for friends and family members to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late. For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact Gina at 941-639-8300, extension 2497. Limited seating is available.Senior Outreach SourcesThe Senior Industry in Charlotte County formed this networking group to provide referral resources in the area on the second Tuesday of every month the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. This months network will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon on April 10. followed by a presentation to be informational to our attendees, while we have a buffet style lunch during this time. Our speaker will be Randy Cisne of Peace River Counseling. There are no dues, just a $15 charge for lunch with the gratuity included, and with our busy schedules, if you RSVP that you are coming and business obligations come up its okay, if you did not rsvp and come at the last minute, your welcome as well. For more information, call 941-525-2322.World famous Zumba instructor coming to Punta GordaWorld famous Zumba Fitness instructor Jessica Exposito is coming directly from Spain to teach a Flamingo Flow inspired Zumba Master Class at 3 p.m. on April 14 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Cost is $15. A Master Class general admission class will be held at 4 p.m. and this class is open to the general public. All Zumba teachers, dancers and Zumba enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Cost is $20. For information and tickets, contact Carla Peralta at 941-276-1887.The Parkinsons ExpoOn April 14, the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons will be conducting its “rst annual Parkinsons Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The Parkinsons Expo is designed to empower and engage people with Parkinsons disease and their families with a lineup of national thought leaders discussing topics relevant to living well with this disease. Presenters will address motor symptoms, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, the role of dance and exercise, how to navigate the later stages of Parkinsons, and future therapies. There will also be a panel of physicians discussing current medications. Exhibitors from area hospitals, home care agencies, Parkinsons exercise resources, medical marijuana dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies and local non-pro“ts will be available for our community to interact with. The Parkinsons Expo is free to the public but registration is required for admission. Please visit www.neurochallenge.org to register for the Parkinsons Expo or call 941-926-6413 for more information. Neuro Challenge Foundation is a not-forprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. All programs and services are offered at no charge. For more information and a complete listing of programs in your community, visit www. neurochallenge.org or call 941-926-6413.Minding Your MindMinding Your Mind: Cultivating the Practice of Mindfulness will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 15 at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. How often do you truly pay attention to your thoughts? Do you feel as though you are on auto-pilot most of the time, mindlessly moving from task to task? Join The Yoga Sanctuary and begin cultivating the practice of mindfulness in your life. Often described as paying attention, on purpose, and in the present moment, mindfulness practices bring balance, clarity, peacefulness, and presence into our daily lives. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques to cultivate mindfulness in all that you do. You will experience how being present in every given moment allows you to recognize the stories we tell ourselves, thus making new choices, breaking free from old patterns and creating more freedom in our lives. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Introduction to Yoga SeriesThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda offers this introduction to yoga series from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 17-May 22. No ”exibility required; all ages and body types welcome. This six-week series, limited to eight students, will walk you through the basics of yoga. Learn pose anatomy and alignment, ways to personalize the practice for speci“c issues or injuries, and the f oundations of yoga philosophy. Each participant will receive a copy of Yoga Fan: Practice Guide for Everyday. Due to the small class size, which allows for individualized attention, pre-registration is required. Cost is $99. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Cancer Support MinistryFirst United Methodist Church offers a scripturally based cancer support ministry to anyone affected by this life altering diagnosis. Whether you are new diagnosis or have been battling for a long time, the cancer ministry provides a place where people who understand the treatment journey are available to help, listen and support patients, as well as survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Support Ministry meets the “rst Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 9 at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. All adult cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend, regardless of cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman1562@comcast.net.LOUD Crowd classesThe LOUD Crowd classes meet every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave, Punta Gorda. No fee. New member are requested to contact 941204-1515 prior to attending for the “rst time. The LOUD Crowd is a weekly speech class for individuals with Parkinsons disease who have previously undergone speech therapy. For more information contact Mary Spremulli, at 941-204-1515 or email info@voiceaerobicsdvd. com.Voice Aerobics classSponsored by Neurochallenge Foundation for Parkinsons, Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli is held the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peace River Presbyterian Center, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port. Voice Aerobics is a whole body voice strengthening program combining voice practice with movement. The class provides education about speech and voice changes associated with Parkinsons, an introduction to vocal function exercises, and a setting for social interaction, support, and communication. There is no fee for classes.No prior speech therapy is required to join, and classes will focus on: vocal function exercise, speech practice, and methods to improve communication for people living with Parkinsons. To learn more, call 941-204-1515. 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Page 30 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 In a bid to drastically reduce the number of U.S. deaths attributed to smoking each year, the Food and Drug Administration unveiled a tobacco regulation plan that is notable for its breadth and simplicity: strip cigarettes of their power over users by reducing their nicotine content to nonaddictive levels. Breaking ranks with an administration bent on scrapping federal regulations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb described one possible policy scenarioŽ that would set a limit of 0.4 milligrams of nicotine per gram of tobacco. Thats about 97 percent lower than the nicotine levels in typical cigarettes. If such a policy were implemented, the number of Americans who quit smoking would be expected to increase by roughly 5 million in just one year, and the smoking rate would in turn plunge to 1.4 percent from its current level of 15 percent. More than 8 million lives would be saved by the end of the century, Gottlieb said „ an undeniable public health bene“t.Ž These estimates come from research published Thursday by the New England Journal of Medicine that was conducted by scientists at the FDA and their colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. Although the effort is an advance notice of proposed rulemaking „ the “rst step in the creation of a new regulation „ it represents the FDAs “rst effort to dictate what can and cannot be included in a cigarette, according to former Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., who championed anti-smoking policies during his decades in Congress. If this could be implemented, it could be a tremendous boon for public health,Ž Waxman said. It is clear nicotine is what keeps people smoking. Its a drug that is delivered when cigarettes are inhaled and the reason why so many people “nd it impossible or dif“cult to give them up.Ž Gottlieb, a physician, called for a public debate on what maximum nicotine level would best protect the publics health and whether a new limit should be implemented gradually or all at once. He also sought opinions on whether addicted smokers would compensate by smoking more, or create a black market for high-nicotine cigarettes. Its critical that our policies re”ect the latest science and is informed by the input we receiveŽ from groups and individuals with a stake in the outcome, he added. The FDA action won praise from public health advocates, who lament the loss of 480,000 American lives each year due to smoking. The bene“ts the FDA cites for this proposal are extraordinary,Ž said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. He added that for the proposal to have maximum impact, the FDA should reduce nicotine levels in all combustible tobacco products, not just cigarettes. The FDA appears to recognize this concern. If a standard were to apply to cigarettes only, it could be substantially less effective,Ž the agency wrote in its regulatory notice. Tobacco industry representatives, many of whom are seeking FDA approval for new modi“ed riskŽ tobacco products, cautiously applauded the focus on making smoking less dangerous. James Figlar, executive vice president of research and development for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., said he hopes to work with the FDA to establish a regulatory framework that is based on tobacco harm reduction and recognizes the continuum of risk.Ž The proposal harks back to 1976, when tobacco researcher Michael Russell observed that people smoke for the nicotine. But they die from the tar.Ž In the years since, public health campaigns have relied heavily on nicotine-replacement products such as lozenges and patches to help wean smokers off cigarettes. Reduced-nicotine cigarettes „ such as Marlboro UItra Lights, which contain 0.5 milligrams of nicotine apiece „ have been on the U.S. market for years, but they arent very popular and smoking-cessation groups have been reluctant to endorse them, citing the harmful chemicals generated by any combustible product. But a growing body of research argues in favor of reducing cigarettes nicotine content. In trials, people instructed to exclusively smoke very low nicotine cigarettes smoked fewer per day, showed less evidence of the kinds of physiological harms produced by cigarette smoking, and were more likely to try to quit after the trial was over. They did not appear to smoke more cigarettes at a sitting, or to inhale more deeply, in an effort to compensate for the lower levels of nicotine they were getting. Eric Donny, a psychologist at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., who published a nicotine-reduction study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015, said that that when it comes to reducing a committed smokers nicotine, faster is better. The faster you get to those lower levels, the more likely people will bene“t and reduce their harm quickly,Ž Donny said. If you do it over time, you run the risk of people smoking more and exposing themselves to more harmful chemicals.Ž Gottlieb made clear that no decisions had been made about how quickly nicotine levels would be reduced in American cigarettes. The 90-day comment period that precedes the start of federal rule-making opens in mid-June. After that, Gottlieb said, were not going to prejudge how long this will take.Ž Donny said a lengthy regulatory process would be reasonable given the sweep of the FDAs initiative and the prospect of a rapid reduction in smokers exposure to nicotine. This is a very bold move by the FDA, and unlike many policies, it could dramatically affect public health,Ž he said. The burgeoning market for electronic cigarettes has refocused the health debate on the role of nicotine in keeping smokers hooked. These vaping devices deliver nicotine with fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes produce, but they also introduce potential smokers to nicotines addictive buzz. We see a historic opportunity here to potentially more rapidly migrate cigarette users into products that are modi“ed-risk,Ž Gottlieb said, adding that the jurys still outŽ on whether e-cigarettes present a net gain to public health. Mitch Zeller, director of the FDAs Center for Tobacco Products, suggested that this round of tobacco regulation would focus primarily on combustible tobacco products, which he called the most dangerous mechanism for the delivery of nicotine. In the coming weeks, Zeller and Gottlieb said, the FDA will launch two additional regulatory initiatives related to tobacco „ one on the use of menthol and other ”avorings, and another related to premium cigars. Dr. Michael Fiore, a tobacco researcher at the University of Wisconsin, called the FDAs new approach a potential game-changer.Ž Asked whether smokers would rise up in protest, Fiore said they were likely to welcome a chance to be free of their addiction. When we talk to smokers, almost all rue the day they ever began smoking and became addicted,Ž he said. They dread the cost, the health impacts, what theyre modeling for their children. And 50 percent to 60 percent try to quit every year. Theyre letting us know they dont want to smoke,Ž Fiore added. This is a clinical and public health action that will help them.ŽFDA announces its intention to reduce amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettesBy MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO PROVIDEDIn a bid to drastically reduce the number of U.S. deaths attributed to smoking each year, the Food and Drug Administration unveiled a tobacco regulation plan that is notable for its breadth and simplicity: strip cigarettes of their power over users by reducing their nicotine content to nonaddictive levels.FEELING FIT 6Amputee 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.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 www.whatis1st.com or call the church of“ce at 941-639-3842.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 941240-8989 or mar cscohen@ aol.com. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=718997

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 31 The revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system made it possible to rapidly and precisely alter DNA, the essential molecule of life. But DNA doesnt work by itself, it relies on the messenger molecule RNA to carry out its instructions. Salk Institute scientists reported recently that theyve invented a new version of the technology that works on RNA, combining CRISPR/Cas9s precision with the ability to turn its effects on and off at will. And because it leaves DNA untouched, its safer. A form of dementia may eventually be treatable with the technology, called CasRx. But much more work needs to be done before it can be tried in patients. Working in cultures of brain cells, the scientists corrected a protein imbalance that causes frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism. They are preparing to test CasRx in live animals, said Patrick Hsu, a Salk researcher and study leader. If that work goes well, the method could be tried in patients. Moreover, CasRx could become a general platform technology for treating genetic diseases, the study said. The study was published in the journal Cell. It can be found online at j.mp/salkcasrx. The scientists packaged a custom-designed enzyme into a virus often used to deliver genes to DNA. But instead of changing DNA like CRISPR/Cas9, the enzyme altered the function of a messenger molecule called RNA, which carries out DNAs instructions. (The Cas9 refers to the enzyme used. CasRx employs enzymes from the Cas13 family). CRISPR/Cas9 acts like molecular scissors on DNA. Because it is fast and precise, the technology has been likened to the impact of a word processor on writing. A mutation that causes a genetic disease can be simply edited out or corrected, in a cell, organs, and eventually people. But CRISPR/Cas9 isnt totally accurate, and any mistake could cause permanent damage to the genome. This risk has caused scientists to be cautious about developing it for therapy. By targeting RNA, the Salk Institute scientists got around this problem. Because the new CRISPR method leaves the DNA intact, its effects arent permanent, Hsu said. RNA is continually generated. So withdrawing the treatment allows the RNA function to return to its previous state. Accuracy is another advantage, the scientists said. Many other methods of changing RNA function for therapeutic uses already exist. One of the most popular is called RNA interference, or RNAi. The study found that the new CRISPR method works better than RNAi. Any improvement in accuracy is vital for RNA therapy, said Floyd Romesberg, a prominent scientist at The Scripps Research Institute. If youre getting what you want in 98 percent of cells, and in 2 percent of the cells youre doing something else, thats not good,Ž said Romesberg, who was not involved in the study. That could cause cancer, that could do all sorts of things.Ž Perhaps even more important is the novel method the scientists used to discover this new family of CRISPR, Romesberg said. Their approach could unlock a trove of new genetic engineering tools. CRISPR systems originated in nature as a bacterial immune system. They contain two main components, a genetic sequence matched to a known pathogen, called CRISPR, and an enzyme that cuts up genetic material containing the sequence. The enzyme most used is called Cas9, hence CRISPR/Cas9. Given the profusion of bacterial species, it stands to reason that a plethora of CRISPR systems are waiting to be discovered, Romesberg said.Scientists adapt powerful gene-editing system to correct dementia in labBy BRADLEY J. FIKESTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States among men and women combined. More than 140,000 adults are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and it is expected to cause at least 50,000 deaths during 2018. Dr. Sovi Joseph, Gastroenterologist, states that Colorectal cancer is one of the only cancers that has a long interval from precancerous polyp to developing cancer. The average timespan is 10 years. This allows for early detection and removal of the polyp, leading to prevention of cancer or early “ndings of cancer.Ž Colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps dont always cause symptoms. You can look healthy, feel “ne and not know there may be a problem. Screening helps “nd polyps so they can be removed before they turn in to colorectal cancer. This is one cancer you can prevent! Screening can also “nd colorectal cancer early, when treatment often leads to a cure. Screening is recommended at age 50 and may be recommended sooner based on family history. It is estimated that one in three adults over the age of 50-about 23 million people-are not screened as recommended. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NCCRT has the initiative of 80 percent by 2018.Ž The goal is to reach 80 percent of adults aged 50 and older and get them screened for colorectal cancer by the end 2018. In 2014, the 80 percent by 2018Ž pledge was introduced and the screening rates in 2015 were increased by 3,785,600 adults based on the National Health Interview Study. If the increased screening rates continue, it is estimated that 39,700 additional colorectal cancers and 37,200 deaths will be prevented through 2030. This initiative is committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. What does this all mean to you? If you are 50 years or older and have not been screened for colorectal cancer, ask your doctor how to get screened for disease prevention and early treatment. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, screening is recommended at 40 years old or 10 years before the age of your youngest immediate-family members age at diagnosis of colorectal cancer. For more information on colorectal cancer or for a physician referral, please call Fawcett Memorial Hospitals Center for GI & Digestive Health at 941-444-2273. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United StatesBy CHRISTINE GARCIA, ARNP and Dr. SOVI JOSEPH, GastroenterologistFAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITALFederal environmental regulators say theyll consult with states on managing contamination from a range of long-used non-stick coatings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it would hold a May summit with state of“cials. The session will focus on a family of industrial chemicals used for decades in everything from non-stick pans to food wrappers to bags for microwaveable popcorn. The chemicals are known as per”uoralkyls and poly”uoralkyls, or PFAs. Studies now link long-term exposure to the industrial chemicals to increased risks of cancer, hormone changes and other disturbances. Researchers say water supplies serving millions of Americans show potentially dangerous levels of the contaminants. The EPA says it will use input from state of“cials to develop a new management plan for the chemicals this year.EPA pledges new plan on contaminant from non-stick coatingsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS FEELING FIT 7 Packing on pounds seems to dull peoples sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to “gure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds. If Tuesdays “ndings pan out, this could be a whole new kind of target in treating obesity,Ž said Cornell University food scientist Robin Dando, whose lab led the research. People dont really look at the taste bud, but its so fundamental.Ž Diet, exercise and genetics are among many factors that play a role in obesity. But taste preferences in”uence dietary choices, and some earlier studies have suggested that obese people often taste ”avors with less intensity than lean people. The theory, still unproven, is that people might make up for weakened taste by turning to higher-calorie foods or generally eating more. Dandos team took a closer look at taste buds, those clusters of cells on the tongue that help perceive the “ve tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. They turned to lab mice, feeding them a high-fat diet that caused rapid weight gain „ and then counting the taste buds in a spot on the tongue thats normally packed with them. The obese mice wound up with 25 percent fewer taste buds than lean mice that were fed a normal diet, the researchers reported in the journal PLOS Biology. Taste buds constantly regenerate as the 50 to 100 cells inside them mature, die off and are replaced by new ones. Taste bud cells have an average lifespan of about 10 days, and turnover of the entire taste bud takes about four weeks, explained Dando, who directs the Cornell Sensory Evaluation Facility. Both sides of that cycle were affected in the obese mice, as regular cell death sped up and resupply dropped. Could fatty food be responsible? No, the researchers found mice genetically resistant to obesity chowed down yet didnt lose taste buds. The remaining suspect: the chronic in”ammation that obesity triggers throughout the body. Dandos team examined a common in”ammatory molecule called TNFalpha. Mice bred to be genetically incapable of making that molecule got fat but also didnt lose taste buds. But injecting that molecule directly into the tongues of lean mice resulted in faster die-off of taste bud cells, the researchers reported. The study does underscore the relationship between taste sensitivity and weight,Ž said Dr. John Morton, a Stanford University bariatric surgeon who wasnt involved in the new work. Its another reason why its hard to lose weight.Ž Several years ago, Morton gave his own patients taste tests before and after stomach-shrinking surgery, and found taste perception improved as the pounds dropped. Whatever the role of taste buds, Morton advises patients to eat mindfully „ appreciating the sight and smell, and slowing down to chew 30 times before they swallow. You get satisfaction from food in ways other than volume,Ž he said.Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in miceBy LAURAN NEERGAARDAP MEDICAL WRITERNAMI Family Support groupsPort Charlotte: The National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a Family Support Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. This is for family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness. For more information, contact Karen at 941-456-3100. North Port: The family support group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Anchor House, 3555 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty.org. Venice: The family support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of the month at Venice Health Park, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd., room 1283. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. For more information, call 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty. org. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=720008

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Page 32 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 Various archery lessons are offered by City of North Port Parks and Recreation, including beginner and group lessons at George Mullen Activity Center. Those who attend learn archery safety, skills, drills, proper techniques and forms, range rules, shooting techniques, etiquette and scoring. For more information on this program as well as others, visit the City of North Ports website at www. cityofnorthport.com or call 941-429-7275.Archery oered by City of North Port Theresa Scully, recreation program coor dinator for parks and recreation, left, assists Mary Morandi with proper arrow placement on the bow while Morandis son Luke Hughes, 10, observes. City of North Port Parks and Recr eations Theresa Scully, recreation program coordinator, assists 7-year-old Jace Cobb while he carefully and properly remo ves arrows from a target. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIABeginner archery students prepare to take aim at the targets. Below, Theresa Scully, recreation program coordinator for City of North Port Parks and Recreation, demonstrates proper placement of the bowstring by the face. Maggie Shakan, 10, prepares to take her shot with the bow, while her mom, Beth Shakan, awaits the outcome of her release. Thirteen-year-old Julian Kim releases the arrow from his bow. Scully, left, discusses proper bow handling with 10-year-old Luke Hughes, while his mom Mary Morandi, observes. Jenevieve Reynolds, left, watches her son Jace Cobb, 7, while he prepares to take his shot, while Beth Shakan, background, and Theresa Scully, far right, observe. FEELING FIT 8

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 33 March 26: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-5347909 to register. March 27: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. To register, call 941-637-2450. March 28: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stroke 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. Call 941-766-4231 for more information and to register. March 28: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have to Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www. BayfrontCharlotteWeightLoss.com or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. March 29: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 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. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents.com. March 30: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mended Hearts Support Group Luncheon and Discussion. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-pro“t organization that provides support to those diagnosed with heart disease. Chapter 405 is right here in Charlotte County! Its members draw on personal experience as they offer peer-to-peer support. If you are a heart survivor or family caregiver, we would like to invite you to our special educational and support session. Free. Call 941-766-4686 to learn more and reserve your seat. March 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents. com. March 31: 11 a.m. to noon. Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this years ”u season has hit its peak, and is in a steady decline“nally. After one of the worst ”u seasons of the past decade, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda have begun to see that decline here in Charlotte County over the past few weeks. We are con“dent that the worst of a tough ”u season is over and we are encouraging patients who may have put off care to make sure they get back on track,Ž says Rohit Pankhaniya, M.D., nephrologist and Chief of Staff at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. According to the Florida Department of Health, in”uenza activity peaked early February but began to decrease in early March. The consistent decline in cases follows a season where in”uenza impacted local schools, workplaces and hospital emergency rooms. Flu season can also cause some people „ especially the elderly „ to postpone care for chronic or elective health issues, either due to cases of the ”u itself, or out of a fear of contact with ”u in public spaces. Taking precautions is the best possible way to avoid catching any virus,Ž adds Luis Berrios, M.D., family physician and Chief of Staff at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Get the ”u shot early in the season, take proactive hand-washing and hygiene steps, and increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. But dont put off important care of chronic conditions, or allow an emerging condition to worsen by waiting out the season. Healthcare facilities take aggressive measures to prevent the spread of viruses-likely more so than any other public space.Ž This years ”u season was a good reminder of the importance of getting vaccinated, and building immunity early and over time. According to the CDC, its not too late to get your ”u shot this year. If you need a ”u shot, or assistance with a plan for building your general health and immune system, call your primary care physician and develop a personal and comprehensive wellness plan that will support you throughout the year. If you need a primary care physician, visit www.bayfrontcharlotte.com/“nda-doctor to get started.Flu season is winding downProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA PHOTO PROVIDEDEast Elementary School K-KidsŽ students held a Band-AidŽ raising drive and are donating their collection of boxes of Band-Aids to Golisano Childrens Hospital and to the Golisano Port Charlotte Pediatric Specialty Clinic.Band-Aid fundraiser FEELING FIT 9 Less waiting where it matters most … our emergency room.*Medical professionals may include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.In a medical emergency, every minute matters. So, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, youll “nd faster care in the emergency room. We work diligently to have you initially seen by a medical professional* in 30 minutes … or less. And, with a team of dedicated medical specialists, we can provide a lot more care, if you need it. The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge … only at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 809 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FLBayfrontCharlotte.com adno=50532792

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Page 34 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 On Saturday March 17, outside of Bayfront Health Port Charlottes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Harbor Blvd, a celebration was held. Families with children who have been helped by NICU returned to Bayfront for a reunion. They enjoyed face painting, cupcakes, snacks, games, meeting CCSP K-9 of“cer Rhino, and more. Bayfront Health Port Charlottes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides care for critically ill or premature infants who weigh 2 lbs. 4 oz. or more. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINThe moms and children pose for a reunion photo.NICU reunion Kelly and Mark Mathisen with Ava, 5, and Taryn, 1. Mike and Angie Hague with their sons Lucas, 7, and Cody, 9. Lucas was unable to clear his lungs and developed pneumonia at birth. Danielle and Kyle Rittinger with Olivia, 4. Bob and Lois Allen hold Ava and Ema Vayer, both 3. The girls were less than 4 pounds each at birth. Katie Heck and Rachel Mendel pose with 5 year old twins Lennon and Logan Heck. The boys spent 30 days at Bayfront at birth. Cohen Shoecraft, 3, enjoying his cupcake. Lung Cancer Support GroupThe group meets on the fourth ”oor of the Medical Of“ce Building on the Bayfront Health Campus, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, at 2 p.m. There is no cost and no preregistration required. Speaker schedule: € April 10: Hospice; € May 8: Denise Leazenby-Respiratory Therapist; € June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-637-9575 or email icgarg@embarqmail.com.The Charlotte Prostate Support GroupThe Charlotte Prostate Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite #493, Port Charlotte. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, M.D., representing 21st Century Oncology. Dr. Dosoretz will host a question and answer session about radiation oncology. A cancer diagnosis is not required for attendanceƒ many of our members have other prostate issues. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital. This will be the last meeting until Oct. 19.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.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. SUPPORT GROUPSFEELING FIT 10 DONATE Your Car or Boat St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart Conference€ Tax Deductible € We Pick Up € We Complete Paperwork GATEWAY TO HOPE€ 100% Volunteer Organization € Helping Over 150 Local Families Weekly with Food, Utilities, Rent, Furniture, Housewares, etc. € Funds are Spent Locally Call John 941-833-4216 OR George 239-823-7383 a dno=50532988 adno=50532805

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 35 deep-fried corn chips.Ž Hummus. Allisons recipe for the Mediterranean dip or spread combines chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic and a sesame paste called tahini. These ingredients each contain health-promoting nutrients and when combined, form a dish packed with many health bene“ts,Ž she said. Add hummus to your diet to help with weight management, regulate your digestive system and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.Ž WebMD agrees, adding skip the pita chips. Try some with veggies like sliced cucumbers, carrots, or cherry tomatoes.Ž Seltzer water. WebMD suggests seltzer as a replacement for soft drinks that add calories to your diet and little nutritional value. Plain seltzer is simply water with added carbonation, Allison pointed out, and shouldnt be confused with sparkling water, mineral water or club soda. Theyre all equally hydrating with slight variations,Ž she said. The best variety of sparkling water is the mineral-rich kind, which is called sparkling mineral water.Ž Kale. This vegetable is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, with only 33 calories per 2.5-ounce serving. Just one cup of kale will ”ood your body with disease-“ghting vitamins K, A, and C, along with respectable amounts of manganese, copper, B vitamins, “ber, calcium, and potassium,Ž Allison said. With each serving of kale, youll also “nd more than 45 unique ”avonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-in”ammatory bene“ts.Ž WebMD suggests sauting kale with chopped onion in olive oil for an easy and quick side dish for chicken and beef. Eggs. WebMD and Allison agree that eggs are an excellent source of protein. The website says they also contain vitamin D, while Allison added lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health, choline for your brain, nervous and cardiovascular systems, and naturally occurring Vitamin B12. Proteins are essential to the building, maintenance, and repair of your body tissues, including your skin, internal organs, and muscles,Ž she noted. Proteins are also major components of your immune system and hormones. ŽWhile proteins are found in many types of food, only foods from animal sources, such as meat and eggs, contain complete proteins, meaning they have all of the essential amino acids.Ž 100 percent juice. While freshly squeezed juice can be a good source of certain vitamins and minerals and is certainly superior to soft drinks, it can also be high in sugar. WebMD suggests drinking it in moderation, perhaps adding it to your seltzer, but Allison was more speci“c. Professionals recommend no more than four to six ounces of fruit juices per day for children from four to six years old,Ž she said. For 7to 18-yearolds, the suggested daily intake should be no more than eight ounces. Drinking one of the common single-serving bottles of a juice from a vending machine or store at least doubles this amount. Whole fruit is a healthier alternative than fruit juice in term of sugar and nutritional bene“ts, she added. The fruit itself contains more healthy “bers and allows children to slowly consume the calories and sugar instead of quickly ingesting them into the body.Ž Times up for this week, but well continue with the list and Allisons comments in an upcoming column. It will include yogurt, celery and … believe it or not pasta. Allison operates Eat2live Nutrition Services in Port Charlotte. In addition to being a registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist (RDN, LD/N), she is a Certi“ed Diabetes Educator (CDE). She can be reached at 941-2763454 or eattwolive@gmail. com. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@gmail.com.MEARNSFROM PAGE 1 Scientists led by a UC San Diego chemist reported progress recently in researching a universal ”u drug, effective regardless of the strain. Seth Cohen, a UCSD professor and co-founder of San Diegos Forge Therapeutics, said the drug inhibits a critical viral enzyme by jamming molecular machinery common to all strains. It could reduce the ”us severity or perhaps block it completely. The drug blocks an enzyme containing the metal manganese. Such metalloenzymes form the basis of Forges technology, which is currently directed toward developing antibiotics, not antivirals. This enzyme is a component that allows the virus to steal the cellular machinery, so that the virus can reproduce using the human cells,Ž Cohen said. The drug interrupts this process by binding to the manganese ions. While the results were only observed in lab testing of the viral enzyme, called RNA polymerase, further development in animal testing and eventually humans appears feasible, Cohen said. UCSD retains the rights to the technology, so Forge or another company would need to license it to bring it to the market. The results were presented at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans. The drug is a modi“ed version of another compound Forge developed. The original compound bound to one of two manganese ions in the enzyme. The new version binds to both, making it much more effective, Cohen said. Next, the effectiveness of the enzyme inhibitor needs to be tested against the entire virus, not just the enzyme. If the virus cannot mutate to bypass the drug, it should be effective therapeutically. Another enzyme-inhibiting drug, baloxavir marboxil, is already on the market in Japan under the brand name Xo”uza. It acts like Tami”u, but can be taken once a day, compared to twice a day for Tami”u. Tami”u works by a different mechanism, inhibiting a viral surface protein. So Xo”uza and other RNA polymerase inhibitors represent a new approach to ”u antivirals. Cohen said the new compound appears to be more effective than Xo”uza, although this must be established in human testing. That testing could take a couple of years to start if all goes well, he said. The current ”u season has been one of the nastier on record. In San Diego County alone, more than 300 people have died so far. At the same time last year, 68 deaths had been reported.New UCSD flu discovery could block illness entirelyBy BRADLEY J. FIKESTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOJoey Villalobos, RN, left, gives ibuprofen to a patient with the u in the emergency room at St. Josephs Hospital in Orange, Calif., on Jan. 5. UC San Diego scientists have discovered a potential universal u drugFEELING FIT 11Monthly Tobacco Cessation SeminarsEnglewood Community Hospital offers free monthly tobacco cessation seminars. The Tools to Quit program will provide information about the effects of tobacco use, the bene“ts of quitting, and will assist you in developing your own quite plan. Quitting tobacco isnt easy, but “nding help should be. With the new Quit Your Way program, the Florida Department of Healths Tobacco Free Florida program is making it easier for tobacco users in the state to access the free and proven-effective resources available to all Floridians. They have expanded their resources offering tobacco users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a starter kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, email tips and a quit guide. Englewood Community Hospital offers the Group Quit seminars on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Englewood Community Hospital cafeteria conference room. If you or a loved one is ready to quit your way, please register by calling 866-534-7909.Minding Our EldersJoin Karen Hallenbeck, Senior Living Advisor, Writer, Executive Director and Host of Minding Our Elders,Ž is on the air at 11 a.m. every other Monday on WCCF 1580am. Seventeen years as an Executive Director of Assisted Living Memory Care Communities has given Karen the expertise and empathy to assist families in their journey through senior living. Topics on Minding Our EldersŽ will include how to choose the rightŽ community for your loved one, transitioning at a community, what legal issues should be completed, common questions about placement or how families can endure the emotional impact of caring for their loved one. You can share your story or make comments during the show by calling in at 941206-1580 or go to www. wccfam.com for the Minding Our EldersŽ blog.Knock out ParkinsonsThis boxing program improves strength, “tness, hand-eye coordination, balance and agility aimed at helping Parkinsons patients. Taught by a certi“ed USA Boxing coach, the program is offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at Charlotte Harbor Boxing Club (24710 Sandhill Blvd, Unit 803, near the Kings Highway exit of Interstate 75). Space is limited. Call 239-292-9230, www.parkinsons neurochallenge.org/ or www.facebook.com/Blood pressureFree blood pressure screenings are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.NEWSFROM PAGE 5 20480 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33954lexingtonmanorportcharlotte.com€ Five Star Chef … delicious meal choices € Activity programs including fun games, outings and entertainment daily € On-site beauty and barbershop services € Housekeeping, transportation and so much more!At Lexington Manor, we want our residents to remain as independent as possible, with our caring and experienced staff here 24 hours a day to help if needed. LEXINGTON GRANDE DELUXEAVAILABLE NOW: Call to schedule a tour 941-766-7991 This two bedroom apartment is the largest size you will “ nd in any Assisted Living Community in Charlotte County! 901 square foot deluxe apartment, has a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, central air conditioning, 2 large bathrooms, and 2 closets, including large walk-in closet. adno=50533081 adno=50532692Bring Sexy Back!Bad Breath may be a sign you have periodontal disease Laser Gum TherapyCall For A Free Consultation! We Accept Most Insurances Joseph H. Farag, D.M.D. 3441 Conway Blvd, Port Charlotte(941) 764-9555www.drfarag.comCharlotte County's Premier LANAP Provider Robert B. Garrett, MD Trained at University of Maryland 941-206-0258 2300 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, 33980 Continuity of Care You will see US whether in the office or hospital. adno=50531201 Practicing Cardiology and Internal Medicine S a m e d a y a p p o i n t m e n t s Same day appointments Louis D. 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Page 36 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 If youre the type of traveler who worries about catching the ”u or another dreaded disease from a fellow airline passenger, a new study should put your mind at ease. If a plane takes off with one infected ”ier, it is likely to land on the other side of the country with only 1.7 infected ”iers, researchers found. What you really need to watch out for is a ”ight attendant with a cough or runny nose. A single one of them can infect 4.6 passengers during a transcontinental ”ight. A group that dubbed itself the FlyHealthy Research Team came to these conclusions after ”ying back and forth from Atlanta to the West Coast on 10 ”ights and paying extremely close attention to the movements in the economy-class portion of the cabin. Ten researchers boarded each ”ight and spaced themselves in pairs “ve to seven rows apart, sitting in seats on opposite sides of the aisle. From these prime vantage points, they took copious notes on who went where. Then they recorded each step in an iPad app. Over the course of the 10 ”ights „ which lasted between 3 hours and 31 minutes and 5 hours and 13 minutes „ several patterns emerged: € Passengers seated along the aisle were much more likely to move about the cabin than passengers seated next to a window. Overall, 57 percent of those in window seats stayed put for their entire ”ight, compared with 48 percent of those in middle seats and 20 percent of those in aisle seats. € There were two main reasons for people to get up during the ”ight to go to the lavatory or to access the overhead bin. € Among all 1,296 passengers on all 10 ”ights, 84 percent had close contactŽ with another passenger seated more than 1 meter away. The typical number of such contacts was 44, and they tended to last for 24 seconds. For most travelers, these encounters added up to between 18 and 98 minutes, with a median time of 47 minutes. € Crew members typically spent 67 minutes „ about one-third of their ”ight time „ in contact with passengers,Ž the researchers wrote. However, their total amount of contact with passengers added up to 1,149 person-minutesŽ on a typical ”ight, compared with only 206 minutes of contact with fellow crew members. The researchers used all this data to simulate what would happen if a passenger in seat 14C (an aisle seat) were sick. To be conservative, they used a transmission rate that was four times higher than a real-life example from 1977, when 54 passengers and crew were forced to sit on the tarmac for 4.5 hours and 38 of them became sick with an in”uenza-like illness as a result. Even under these circumstances, the odds that a single passenger would start an outbreak were extremely low. For the 11 closest passengers those seated in rows 13, 14 or 15, in seats A through D „ the odds of being infected were high,Ž the researchers wrote. But for everyone else on the plane, the odds of being sickened by the person seated in 14C were less than 0.03. For the plane as whole, the simulations showed that on average, only 0.7 additional passengers would become sick over the course of the cross-country ”ight. The researchers repeated their work with simulations that placed sick passengers in other seats. In the worst-case scenario, only two people became infected as a result of their in-”ight exposure to another passenger. A sick ”ight attendant was another story, however. Since these crew members move all around the cabin and get close to so many passengers, they have much more opportunity to spread disease-causing germs. The researchers calculated that one sick crew member would infect 4.6 passengers, on average, even though these simulations used a lower transmission rate. A crew member is not likely to come to work while being extremely sick,Ž the researchers explained. If she or he came to work, she or he would be more likely to take medication to reduce or eliminate coughing.Ž That may seem like wishful thinking, but tests of airplane germiness revealed the cabins were so clean that they were unlikely to have been serviced by sick workers. Over the 10 ”ights, the researchers took 229 samples of cabin air and swabs of surfaces such as tray tables, seat belt buckles and lavatory door handles. None of those samples contained genetic evidence for any of 18 common respiratory viruses a striking “nding considering that eight of the ”ights occurred during ”u season. The researchers cautioned that their results could only be applied only to transcontinental flights on planes with a single aisle and three seats on either side. (All of the planes in this study were Boeing 757s or 737s.) Passengers would likely behave differently on shorter-hop flights or on longer-haul flights from one continent to another. That would affect the disease transmission dynamics in the cabin, as would other cabin configurations with more aisles (and thus fewer seats that are far from an aisle). The FlyHealthy team also noted that their simulations included only transmission by droplet „ cases of germs spreading via cough or sneeze, for instance. They did not try to model the transmission of virus-laden particles,Ž which can travel further and linger longer. Even the most powerful supercomputers have trouble performing the calculations necessary to take these into account, they explained. Their study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Scientists fly across the country to see how germs spread on airplanesBy KAREN KAPLANLOS ANGELES TIMES TNS PHOTOA team of researchers recently took ights across the country to study how germs spread on airplanes. FEELING FIT 12Alzheimer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 941426-8349 to register.Caregivers 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.Breastfeeding 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, Arielle.Ball@FLHealth. gov 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. thumm@gmail.com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307. SUPPORT GROUPS € Affordable Options and Savings € Worldwide Travel Protection € Veterans Bene“ts € Avoid Hidden Society Fees € Complimentary Personal Planning Guide € Customized Packages and Terms CONSIDERING PLANNING AHEAD?CREMATION/FUNERAL SERVICES? CEMETERY OPTIONS? FREE LUNCH & SEMINARJOIN US FOR ACall Today to RSVP: 941-639-1133Reservation required. Limited seating available. OldeWorldRestaurant14415TamiamiTrailNorthPort,FL34287 Wednesday,March28th@11:30amPerkinsRestaurant&Bakery6001S.SalfordBlvdNorthPort,FL34287 Thursday,March29th@11:00amRedLobster1331TamiamiTrailPortCharlotte,FL33948 Wednesday,April4th@11:30amOliveGarden1341TamiamiTrailPortCharlotte,FL33948 Thursday,April5th@11:30am adno=54532584 14415 Tamiami Trail Wednesday, March 28th @ 11:30 am 6001 S. 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WASHINGTON „ In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a vote-them-outŽ movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo. They took to the streets of the nations capital and such cities as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Oakland, California, in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era, sweeping up activists long frustrated by stalemate in the gun debate and bringing in lots of new, young voices. They were called to action by a brand-new corps of leaders: student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead Feb. 14. If you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking,Ž Parkland survivor David Hogg said to roars from the protesters packing Pennsylvania Avenue from the stage near the Capitol many blocks back toward the White House. Were going to take this to every election, to every state and every city. Were going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run, not as politicians but as Americans. Because this,Ž he said, pointing behind him to the Capitol dome, this is not cutting it.Ž Some of the young voices were very young. Yolanda Renee King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s 9-year-old granddaughter, drew from the civil rights leaders most famous words in declaring from the stage: I have a dream that enough is enough. That this should be a gun-free world. Period.Ž By all appearances „ there were Hundreds of thousands demand gun controlBy ASHRAF KHALIL and CALVIN WOODWARDASSOCIATED PRESSPALM BEACH, Fla. „ President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under limited circumstances,Ž following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving. The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoriaŽ „ those who may require substantial medical treatment „ presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality.Ž Trump surprised the Pentagons leadership in a 2017 tweet when he declared he would reverse an Obama-era plan to allow transgender individuals to serve openly. His push for the ban has been blocked by several legal challenges, and four federal courts have ruled against the ban. The Pentagon responded by allowing those serving to stay in the military, and began allowing transgender individuals to enlist beginning Jan. 1. This new policy will enable the military to apply well-established mental and physical health standards „ including those regarding the use of medical drugs „ equally to all individuals who want to join and “ght for the best military force the world has ever seen,Ž White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. The new policy was promptly assailed by congressional Democrats and civil rights groups. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted, No one with the strength & bravery to serve in the U.S. military should be turned away because of who they are. This hateful ban is purpose-built to humiliate our brave transgender members of the military who serve with honor & dignity.Ž The Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest LGBT civil rights organization, accused the Trump administration of pushing antitransgender prejudices onto the military.Ž There is simply no way to spin it, the Trump-Pence Administration is going all in on its discriminatory, unconstitutional and despicable ban on transgender troops,Ž said HRC President Chad Grif“n. Joshua Block, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project, said the policy effectively coerces transgender people who wish to serve into choosing between their humanity and their country, and makes it clear that transgender service members are not welcome.Ž Trump received recommendations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in February for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military. The White House said Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen agreed with the policy. Earlier Friday, Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, said the announcement of a new policy would have no immediate practical effect on the military because the Pentagon is Trump order would ban most transgender troops from servingBy KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS CONTROL | 4A federal heating aid program for low-income residents has survived another attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it. The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by Trump on Friday includes $3.64 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The energy assistance funding includes an extra $250 million, the “rst increase in “ve years. Its amazing, isnt it?Ž said Mark Wolfe, director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association in Washington, D.C. Not only did Congress reject the presidents proposal but they increased our funding. This will signi“cantly help poor people.Ž The program is especially important in the Northeast, where states are more reliant on heating oil to keep their homes warm in the winter. It was the second time Trump tried to kill the program. He contends its unnecessary and rife with fraud, but program supporters say hes wrong on both counts. They say the program known as LIHEAP is a lifeline for the elderly, disabled and others on “xed incomes. Trump said states have programs to prevent utility shutoffs in cold weather, but theres no such requirement for heating oil dealers, which are not regulated like electric and natural gas utilities, to deliver to customers who cannot pay. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, had called Trumps efforts to gut the program dangerous and unacceptable.Ž The past few weeks of storms have demonstrated that heating assistance is an absolute necessity,Ž she said. All told, the program has served about 6 million households in recent years, and the extra funding is enough to serve another 500,000 households, Wolfe said. In addition to helping people stay warm, the program helps people stay cool in the blazing summer heat of states like Florida and Arizona. Dwayne Labrecque, a disabled worker in Hartford, Maine, expressed relief that the program isnt going to be eliminated and instead will be expanded. The program has helped him, his “ancee and their “ve children stay in their home. Without it, they may have had to sell their house. Weve been living week to week with oil heat. If the heat hadnt been there for us, I dont know what we wouldve done,Ž said Labrecque, a diabetic whos recovering from surgeries after losing several toes and part of his foot to infection. Sharp reported from Portland, Maine.Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budgetBy DAVID SHARPASSOCIATED PRESSThe News Wire Sunday, March 25, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Why Trumps latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war See page 5. AP PHOTOSCrowds of people hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the March for Our LivesŽ rally in support of gun control, Saturday, Marc h 24, in Washington. Right: Steven Rothman, left, and Dan Knorowski attend the March for Our LivesŽ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24. Left: Connor Feliu of Syracuse N.Y., covered in red paint, attends the March for Our LivesŽ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, on Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol. BAN | 4 @DIGITALGLOBE VIA APThis satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the March for Our LivesŽ rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24.

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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTMostly sunny and nice Mainly clearHIGH 82 LOW 590% chance of rain 5% chance of rainMostly sunny and warm86 / 655% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREBeautiful with times of sun and clouds83 / 585% chance of rain TUESDAYPleasant with plenty of sunshine85 / 610% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSunny and nice82 / 5825% chance of rain FRIDAYMostly sunny and pleasant85 / 665% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 8 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 670-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)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 VENICE617285858277Air 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 0.53Ž Normal month to date 2.58Ž Year to date 3.17Ž Normal year to date 6.81Ž Record 1.95Ž (2014) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.48Ž Normal month to date 2.94Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 7.62Ž Record 1.95Ž (2014) High/Low 80/45 Normal High/Low 81/58 Record High 88 (2007) Record Low 44 (1968) High/Low 78/46 High/Low 77/50 Normal High/Low 78/59 Record High 89 (1994) Record Low 42 (1968)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. 0.53 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 3.17 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 78 62 pc 72 61 c Bradenton 77 62 pc 81 65 s Clearwater 76 64 pc 80 66 pc Coral Springs 85 63 s 85 70 pc Daytona Beach 82 62 pc 74 62 c Fort Lauderdale 82 65 s 83 68 pc Fort Myers 84 62 s 88 68 pc Gainesville 81 58 pc 69 58 c Jacksonville 80 57 pc 63 57 c Key Largo 79 69 s 80 71 s Key West 81 70 s 81 70 s Lakeland 82 60 pc 82 63 pc Melbourne 86 62 pc 79 63 pc Miami 83 66 s 84 71 s Naples 81 63 s 83 68 s Ocala 80 59 pc 72 58 c Okeechobee 84 57 pc 81 65 pc Orlando 84 63 pc 79 64 pc Panama City 75 60 pc 72 58 c Pensacola 79 62 pc 71 60 c Pompano Beach 82 66 s 82 69 pc St. Augustine 80 60 pc 67 60 sh St. Petersburg 79 64 pc 82 66 pc Sarasota 77 60 pc 82 63 s Tallahassee 83 58 pc 70 55 c Tampa 78 64 pc 83 66 pc Vero Beach 85 60 pc 81 64 pc West Palm Beach 83 63 s 82 66 c 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 9:52p 5:42a ----Mon. 2:40p 6:56a 11:32p 5:43p Today 8:29p 3:58a ----Mon. 1:17p 5:12a 10:09p 3:59p Today 7:39p 2:46a ----Mon. 11:48a 3:51a 9:21p 2:37p Today 10:24p 6:11a ----Mon. 3:12p 7:25a --6:12p Today 6:44p 2:37a ----Mon. 11:32a 3:51a 8:24p 2:38p S 7-14 1-2 Light SW 7-14 1-3 LightFt. Myers 84/62 sun none Punta Gorda 84/58 sun none Sarasota 77/60 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Full Mar 31 Last Apr 8 New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Today 1:57 p.m. 2:56 a.m. Monday 3:00 p.m. 3:52 a.m. Today 7:27 a.m. 7:42 p.m. Monday 7:26 a.m. 7:43 p.m. Today 1:11a 7:26a 1:40p 7:55p Mon. 2:06a 8:21a 2:36p 8:50p Tue. 2:59a 9:13a 3:28p 9:42p Monterrey 96/64 Chihuahua 88/55 Los Angeles 64/48 Washington 47/34 New York 43/32 Miami 83/66 Atlanta 59/41 Detroit 40/31 Houston 84/66 Kansas City 50/42 Chicago 43/31 Minneapolis 46/31 El Paso 81/58 Denver 65/36 Billings 42/27 San Francisco 58/45 Seattle 51/40 Toronto 37/27 Montreal 38/19 Winnipeg 36/23 Ottawa 39/19 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: 03/25/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 70 41 s 62 37 pc Anchorage 35 25 c 37 24 c Atlanta 59 41 sh 50 45 c Baltimore 45 30 pc 49 30 s Billings 42 27 c 44 29 c Birmingham 77 49 c 58 50 c Boise 47 29 c 50 33 pc Boston 37 29 sf 38 30 s Buffalo 38 26 pc 49 33 s Burlington, VT 40 17 pc 43 21 s Charleston, WV 53 32 pc 55 39 pc Charlotte 48 34 sh 54 36 pc Chicago 43 31 s 51 47 c Cincinnati 46 33 pc 53 44 pc Cleveland 41 31 s 53 38 s Columbia, SC 55 40 c 60 42 pc Columbus, OH 47 31 s 56 41 c Concord, NH 39 21 c 43 19 s Dallas 83 67 t 85 66 c Denver 65 36 pc 51 26 sh Des Moines 40 33 c 47 41 t Detroit 40 31 s 51 39 s Duluth 40 26 pc 37 29 c Fairbanks 25 3 s 27 7 s Fargo 38 29 c 37 22 c Hartford 43 27 c 46 27 s Helena 46 25 pc 44 31 pc Honolulu 79 67 pc 80 68 pc Houston 84 66 c 84 69 pc Indianapolis 42 32 pc 51 45 c Jackson, MS 79 61 pc 82 62 c Kansas City 50 42 c 60 48 t Knoxville 56 43 c 62 47 pc Las Vegas 64 47 pc 63 50 pc Los Angeles 64 48 pc 67 50 s Louisville 52 42 pc 60 50 sh Memphis 62 52 c 71 59 c Milwaukee 40 31 s 46 42 pc Minneapolis 46 31 pc 43 34 r Montgomery 81 51 c 62 53 c Nashville 57 46 c 61 51 c New Orleans 83 64 pc 83 66 pc New York City 43 32 sf 46 32 s Norfolk, VA 47 38 c 46 38 pc Oklahoma City 66 60 t 77 55 t Omaha 46 37 c 53 34 t Philadelphia 44 31 pc 46 30 s Phoenix 76 53 s 71 51 s Pittsburgh 41 27 s 49 32 s Portland, ME 37 24 c 40 25 s Portland, OR 52 39 sh 51 43 r Providence 41 30 sf 43 30 pc Raleigh 48 32 r 53 31 pc Salt Lake City 45 32 sh 48 30 sh St. Louis 49 39 pc 58 55 t San Antonio 86 68 c 86 69 pc San Diego 63 54 pc 65 51 pc San Francisco 58 45 pc 62 49 s Seattle 51 40 c 50 44 sh Washington, DC 47 34 pc 51 34 s Amsterdam 52 35 c 49 36 pc Baghdad 79 60 pc 86 63 s Beijing 80 46 s 77 50 c Berlin 51 36 c 49 33 c Buenos Aires 66 45 pc 68 51 pc Cairo 76 57 s 85 63 pc Calgary 38 19 c 42 24 s Cancun 84 72 s 84 73 s Dublin 51 35 pc 49 45 r Edmonton 36 14 pc 38 22 pc Halifax 33 23 c 38 25 s Kiev 40 27 pc 44 32 pc London 54 37 pc 54 44 pc Madrid 55 38 sh 58 38 pc Mexico City 83 54 pc 83 56 pc Montreal 38 19 pc 41 23 s Ottawa 39 19 c 42 24 s Paris 58 42 c 54 40 pc Regina 34 17 pc 35 19 pc Rio de Janeiro 90 75 s 88 76 s Rome 60 42 pc 59 41 sh St. Johns 30 21 sf 29 23 pc San Juan 84 75 sh 85 73 sh Sydney 91 68 t 79 61 s Tokyo 61 51 s 67 52 pc Toronto 37 27 s 44 32 s Vancouver 48 36 pc 49 40 r Winnipeg 36 23 sn 37 24 snHigh ....................... 90 at Dryden, TXLow ..................... 0 at Champion, MI(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)65Amarillo, Texas, got nearly 21 inches of snow on March 25, 1934. Most of it melted shortly after reaching the ground. Q: In what two months is the Northern Hemisphere warming most quickly?A: April and May. 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 82/59 85/58 86/59 86/60 84/60 85/59 86/57 86/56 86/57 78/64 77/62 79/65 78/61 84/62 83/59 84/58 85/60 84/58 85/59 83/59 83/61 82/60 81/60 79/64 83/59 76/64 78/61 78/61 85/58 79/61 78/61 83/58 77/60 76/64 78/64 82/62 82/62 82/59 NATIONAL NEWSNATION CHICAGO „ Its a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success „ public trust. Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to in”uence elections. Among its marquee clients: President Donald Trumps general election campaign. Now a company known as much for reminders of a long-lost friends birthday and documentation of acquaintances every whim is grappling with outrage„ and the possible loss of con“dence „ from users around the globe that have made the social media site a part of their daily routine. I trust somebody until they give me a reason not to trust them,Ž said Joseph Holt, who teaches business ethics at the University of Notre Dame. And Facebook has increasingly given me reasons not to trust them.Ž Losing that would be a disaster, not just for Facebook, but for any Silicon Valley company that relies on users to open up their private lives. The amount of trust placed in technology has soared. Cars sync with cell phones. Refrigerators know when theres no more milk and reorder it. Virtual assistants “eld answers to nearly any inane question. And with each turn of the steering wheel, sip of milk or request for dinner reservations, a trail of digital crumbs is left for companies to collect, analyze and pro“t from. The public has largely been willing to accept the trade-off, knowing in exchange for giving up some data, Net”ix will offer spot-on show suggestions, Amazon will prompt a diaper order and Google will “gure out what to search before a user “nishes typing it. Not everyone understands the darker side of data brokers in an always-connected society. Every time a person shops online or at a store, loyalty cards linked to phone numbers or email addresses can be linked to other databases that may have location data, home addresses and more. Voting records, job history, credit scores (remember the Equifax hack?) are constantly mixed, matched and traded by companies in ways regulators havent caught up with. While Facebook let slip data pro“les on millions of people, its much more than that,Ž says James Grimmelmann, a professor at Cornell Law School. Trying to pin down any one breach as being the source of all the privacy harms out there is futile.Ž For Facebook, whose power and value are built on being so ever-present in peoples lives, the impact has been immediate „ its share price is down nearly 14 percent since the scandal broke March 16. Investors fear that Facebook users will start to think twice before posting the latest snapshots of their puppy, or clicking likeŽ on a news story or movie trailer. Its something thats going to remain in peoples memory,Ž says Mike Chapple, a University of Notre Dame professor with expertise in cybersecurity. After the scandal broke, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, admitted his companys mistakes and said security needs to be enhanced to protect users data. He noted that this is a major trust issue for the public. It follows closely on the heels of the company acknowledging it helped spread fake news and propaganda from Russianlinked trolls disrupting the 2016 presidential election. While some disenchanted Facebook users have deactivated their accounts, others point out that breaking up can be hard to do. If a credit card company or an airlines data is breached, its easy enough to switch allegiances. But for most of Facebooks 2 billion users theres no real substitute, says Aaron Gordon, a partner at Schwartz Media Strategies, a Miami-based public relations and crisis management “rm. Its a lot harder to just up and leave,Ž he says. So you go to Twitter or Instagram? Its not the same.Ž (Besides, Instagram is owned by Facebook.) Facebook is not the only company to deal with misuse of private information that has weakened public con“dence. Equifax, the credit reporting agency, and Target, the retail giant, both suffered massive data breaches affecting tens of millions of people. Wells Fargo faced stiff government “nes for a fake accounts scandal. The public tends to get numb to this steady drumbeat of bad news, says brand strategist Rachel Brand. People pick their battles and daily outrage,Ž she says. Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?By SHARON COHEN and MATT SEDENSKY NEWARK, N.J. „ Roman Catholic of“cials in New Jersey say they will not appeal a federal judges rejection of their challenge to a law that bars private religious cemeteries from selling headstones. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp ruled last month that the suit by the archdiocese and two parishioners had failed to show a constitutional violation. The archdiocese of Newark said Friday that of“cials continue to believe that the law is unjustŽ but will not appeal the ruling by Mondays deadline. The law stemmed from a 2013 expansion of the archdioceses inscription rights program, the proceeds of which were used to care for cemeteries. Under the program, the church offered the option for a headstone but retained ownership of it in perpetuity. The idea was that a bereaved family could write an inscription on a headstone but the church would care for the headstone going forward. The Monument Builders Association of New Jersey sued, arguing the church had an unfair advantage due to its tax-exempt status and relationship with parishioners. The group lost in court, but the states Democrat-led Legislature then enacted legislation, signed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2015, that effectively outlawed the practice. Shipp wrote that the archdiocese hadnt demonstrated a violation of the Equal Protection Clause, part of the 14th Amendment, and the state had a legitimate interest in protecting consumers who must venture into the potentially exploitative market for funeral services.Ž The Virginia-based Institute for Justice, which represented the archdiocese, said headstone sales dont raise valid consumer protection concernsŽ and the law is really intended to protect the private “nancial interests of the headstone and funeral director industries.Ž The archdiocese said in a statement that the law punishes both the church for seeking to exercise its ministry to parishioners, and parishioners for seeking to exercise their freedom of choice to select a memorial provider.Ž But the archdiocese said it was ceasing efforts to challenge the law after evaluating the matter including the time and energy required to seek an ultimate resolution of the issue through a lengthy appeal process.Ž More than 800 parishioners who already purchased inscription rights for monuments within archdiocese cemeteries are unaffected by the decision and Catholic cemeteries of the archdiocese will honor those commitments at their proper time,Ž of“cials said.No appeal in suit on religious cemeteries selling headstonesTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSDallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boys starvation deathDALLAS (AP) „ A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the childs 2015 starvation death. The Dallas Morning News reports that a jury on Friday convicted 52-year-old Aracely Meza of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Investigators say Meza and the boys parents believed the 2-year-old had a demon inside him and that fasting would save him. Prosecutors believe Benjamin Aparicio was denied food for more than three weeks. Police began investigating after receiving a tip that congregants at the evangelical nondenominational church had held a failed resurrection ceremony before the parents took the body to their native Mexico. Video of that ceremony was shown at the trial. NATION NEWS BRIEF

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 WORLD WASHINGTON „ The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, hacked the computer systems of about 320 universities in the United States and abroad to steal expensive science and engineering research that was then used by the government or sold for pro“t, prosecutors said. The hackers also are accused of breaking into the networks of government organizations, such as the Department of Labor, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the United Nations, and private sector entities including technology companies and law and consulting “rms. The Justice Department said the hackers were af“liated with an Iranian company called the Mabna Institute, which prosecutors say contracted with the Iranian government to steal scienti“c research from other countries. The institute was founded by two of the defendants. By bringing these criminal charges, we reinforce the norm that most of the civilized world accepts: nation-states should not steal intellectual property for the purpose of giving domestic industries an advantage,Ž Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in announcing the charges. Also Friday, the Treasury Department targeted the Mabna Institute and 10 Iranians „ the nine defendants and one charged in a separate case last year „ for sanctions that of“cials say will make it harder for them to do business outside Iran. The defendants are unlikely to ever be prosecuted in an American courtroom since theres no extradition treaty with Iran. But the grand jury indictment, “led in federal court in Manhattan, is part of the governments name and shameŽ strategy to publicly identify foreign hackers, block them from traveling without risk of arrest and put their countries on notice. In Tehran, Bahram Ghasemi spokesman of the Foreign Ministry condemned the move and called it provocative, illegal and without justi“cation.Ž Ghasemi said the charges are another sign of hostility of the U.S. government towards Iranian nation.Ž He said the U.S will not take any bene“t from the move aimed at thwartingŽ scienti“c growth of Iran. The approach has been employed with past indictments accusing Iranian hackers of a digital break-in of a New York dam, Chinese military of“cials of large-scale hacks at energy corporations and Russians of a massive breach of Yahoo user accounts. People travel. They take vacations, they make plans with their families,Ž said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich. Having your name, face and description on a Wanted poster makes moving freely much more dif“cult.Ž According to the indictment, the Iranians broke into universities through relatively simple but common means „ tricking professors to click on compromised links. The spear-phishing emails purported to be from professors at one university to those at another and contained what appeared to be authentic article links. But once clicked on, the links steered the professors to a malicious Internet domain that led them to believe theyd been logged out of their systems and that asked them to enter their log-in credentials. Those credentials were logged and stolen by the hackers, prosecutors say. The Justice Department says the hackers stole roughly 31 terabytes of academic research and intellectual property that was then sent to servers outside the United States for pro“t. The information that was stolen, which was sold through two websites to customers in Iran, cost U.S. universities about $3.4 billion to procure and access. More than 100,000 professors worldwide were targeted with spear-phishing emails. The affected professors and their universities were not identi“ed. Just in case youre wondering, theyre not admiring our work,Ž Bowdich said. Theyre stealing it, and theyre taking credit for it, and theyre selling it to others.ŽUS charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking schemeBy ERIC TUCKERASSOCIATED PRESS FBI via AP Africans protest Israeli deportation plan Boko Haram to free 1 more kidnapped girl 3 Mexican ex-officials arrested in killingsTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) „ Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters are protesting against an Israeli plan to deport them. The Israeli government says the migrants have to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket, or they will be incarcerated inde“nitely. The Africans, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, say they feel great appreciation for Israel, coupled with dread over the looming expulsions. Israel considers the vast majority of the nearly 40,000 migrants to be job seekers and says it has no legal obligation to keep them. Critics have called the government plan unethical and a stain on Israels image as a refuge for Jewish migrants. Organizers say some 15,000 gathered in front of Tel Aviv City Hall Saturday. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) „ Nigerias police chief says another girl who was abducted from a school in Dapchi last month is being brought back by her kidnappers. Police Inspector General Muhammed Abubakar said too much security presence could sabotage the efforts. He did not say when she would be released. The girls father, Nathan Sharibu, con“rmed to The MEXICO CITY (AP) „ Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua have arrested an ex-prosecutor and two other former of“cials for abuse of authority, accusing them of failing to properly investigate the killings of eight women. Investigators discovered the womens decomposed remains in 2001 in a cotton “eld in Ciudad Juarez. They were part of a string of over 100 eerily similar murders of women in Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. The prosecutors of“ce said Friday it had arrested a former state assistant prosecutor and two other ex-of“cials on abuse-of-authority and false-accusations charges because of inconsistencies, omissions, negligence and irregularities.Ž The main suspect in the killings was released. The Inter American Court of Human Rights had ruled in 2009 that of“cials failed to properly investigate the womens deaths. | WORLD NEWS BRIEFSAssociated Press that he heard she was on her way to Dapchi. The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram stormed Dapchi on Feb. 19, abducting 111 schoolgirls. Boko Haram released 105 on Wednesday after negotiations. This one girl remained a prisoner because she is Christian and refused to convert to Islam. Five others are unaccounted for and are presumed to have died. www.garysinisefoundation.org Our Mission Charlotta SorenstamDirector of Instructionadno=54515112 Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and Sunbelt Rentals are proudly hosting The Gary Sinise Foundation Charity Golf Tournament brought to you by the Atlanta Braves. 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Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Palm Sunday, March 25, the 84th day of 2018. There are 281 days left in the year. Today in history On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen. On this date In 1634 English colonists sent by Lord Baltimore arrived in present-day Maryland. In 1776 Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal by the Continental Congress. In 1911 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. In 1918 French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris at age 55. In 1988 in New York Citys so-called Preppie KillerŽ case, Robert Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. (Chambers received 5 to 15 years in prison; he was released in 2003 after serving the full sentence.) Todays birthdays Former astronaut James Lovell is 90. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 84. Singer Anita Bryant is 78. Singer Aretha Franklin is 76. Singer Sir Elton John is 71. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 70. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 65. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 53. Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine is 52. Auto racer Danica Patrick is 36. Bible verse Jesus wept.Ž „ John 11:35. This is the shortest verse in the Bible but very long in meaning. It shows the humanness and compassion of Christ. How can we reject such a saviour? COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) „ One of Finlands largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer groups bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. The farmraised crickets represent 3 percent of the breads weight, Hellstrom said. According to a survey commissioned by Fazer good taste, freshnessŽ were among the main criteria for bread. According to recent surveys of the Nordic countries, Finns have the most positive attitudes toward insects,Ž said Juhani Sibakov, head of Fazer Bakery Finlands innovation department. We made crunchy dough to enhance taste,Ž he said. The result was delicious and nutritious,Ž he said. Mankind needs new and sustainable sources of nutrition,Ž Sibakov said in a statement. Hellstrom noted that Finnish legislation was changed on Nov. 1 to allow the sale of insects as food. The first batch of cricket breads will be sold in major Finnish cities Friday. The company said there is not enough cricket flour available for now to support sales nationwide but the aim is to have the bread available in 47 bakeries in Finland in a subsequent round of sales.ODD NEWS Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarketsFROM PAGE 1 CISCOESURANCETHERAM USTENSHAWNEESMADAME BARESQUERYWASHINGTON IDIPESTOSSEOGAPED SOVIETSPINEXTSRABE TRENCHQUOTELEDCAR SANGUPTOBABYQUAKES ROLOHOPESOSEA MARACAIBOLILLETAPIR APATHYROHANORGISE HERESLOOKINGATYOUQUID AREAVAPESCITRUSTY LYRESADEPTCESTLAVIE TAUAYESIRHISN QUICKBOXERDUMATAPA USSSENPEACHYQUEEN AHASRIFELOLLEAMONN HEINEOUTTAAEONLAO ORDERINTHEQUARTTWINY GISELEONEUNDERAPACE SNOREDNOSECONESANERANSWERS to crossword obliged to continue to recruit and retain transgender people in accordance with current law. The issue has become mired in a complicated string of political statements, court decisions and policy reviews since Trump “rst stunned his administration with his tweets last July. Its unclear how much impact the court decisions will have on Trumps decision. Activist groups had worried the administration could enact such strict enlistment and health care restrictions that it would become all but impossible for transgender troops to join or continue serving. Under guidelines presented in December, the Pentagon could disqualify potential recruits with gender dysphoria, those with a history of medical treatments associated with gender transition and those who underwent reconstruction. Such recruits could be allowed in if a medical provider certi“ed theyve been clinically stable in the preferred sex for 18 months and are free of signi“cant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas. Transgender individuals receiving hormone therapy must be stable on their medication for 18 months. The requirements make it challenging for a transgender recruit to pass. But they mirror conditions laid out by President Barack Obamas administration in 2016, when the Pentagon initially lifted its ban on transgender troops serving openly in the military.BANFROM PAGE 1 no of“cial numbers „ Washingtons March for Our Lives rally rivaled the womens march last year that drew far more than the predicted 300,000. The National Ri”e Association went silent on Twitter as the protests unfolded, in contrast to its reaction to the nationwide school walkouts against gun violence March 14, when it tweeted a photo of an assault ri”e and the message Ill control my own guns, thank you.Ž President Donald Trump was in Florida for the weekend and did not weigh in on Twitter either. White House spokesman Zach Parkinson said: We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today.Ž He pointed to Trumps efforts to ban bump stocks and his support for school-safety measures and extended background checks for gun purchases. Since the bloodshed in Florida, students have tapped into a current of gun control sentiment that has been building for years „ yet still faces a powerful foe in the NRA, its millions of supporters and lawmakers who have resisted any encroachment on gun rights. Organizers are hoping the electricity of the crowds, their sheer numbers and the under-18 roster of speakers will create a tipping point, starting with the midterm congressional elections this fall. To that end, chants of Vote them out!Ž rang through the Washington crowd. Emma Gonzalez, one of the “rst students from Floridas Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak out after the tragedy there, implored those of voting age to vote. In her speech, she recited the names of the Parkland dead, then held the crowd in rapt, tearful silence for more than six minutes, the time it took the gunman to kill them. We will continue to “ght for our dead friends,Ž Delaney Tarr, another Parkland survivor, declared from the stage. The crowd roared with approval as she laid down the students central demand: a ban on weapons of warŽ for all but warriors. Student protesters called for a ban on high-capacity magazines and assault-type weapons like the one used by the killer in Parkland, comprehensive background checks, and a higher minimum age to buy guns. Gun violence was fresh for some who watched the speakers in Washington: Ayanne Johnson of Great Mills High School in Maryland held a sign declaring, I March for Jaelynn,Ž honoring Jaelynn Willey, who died Thursday two days after being shot by a classmate at the school. The gunman also died. About 30 gun-rights supporters staged a counter-demonstration in front of FBI headquarters, standing quietly with signs such as Armed Victims Live LongerŽ and Stop Violating Civil Rights.Ž Other gun-control protests around the country were also met with small counter-demonstrations. The presidents call to arm certain teachers fell ”at at the protest, and from critics as young as Zoe Tate, 11, from Gaithersburg, Maryland. I think guns are dumb. Its scary enough with the security guards we have in school,Ž she said. We dont need teachers carrying guns now. I “nd it amazing that I have to explain that idea to adults.Ž Parkland itself was home to a rally as more than 20,000 people “lled a park near the Florida school, chanting slogans such as Enough is enoughŽ and carrying signs that read Why do your guns matter more than our lives?Ž and Our ballots will stop bullets.Ž Around the country, protesters complained that they are scared of getting shot in school and tired of inaction by grown-ups after one mass shooting after another. People have been dying since 1999 in Columbine and nothing has changed. People are still dying,Ž said Ben Stewart, a 17-year-old senior at Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia, who took part in a march in Atlanta. Callie Cavanaugh, a 14-year-old at a march in Omaha, Nebraska, said: This just needs to stop. Its been going on my entire life.Ž Associated Press writers Terry Spencer in Parkland, Florida; Jacob Jordan in Atlanta; Ed White in Detroit; Margery Beck in Omaha, Nebraska; Ben Nadler in Atlanta; and Lynn Berry in Washington contributed to this report.CONTROLFROM PAGE 1 DOUGAL BROWNLIE/THE GAZETTE VIA APFour-year-old twins Eli, left, and his brother Nathan Hellman hold their signs during the March for Our LivesŽ event on Saturday, Mar ch 24, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The event gained international attention following the mass school shooting that left 17 dead earlier this year in Parkland, Fla. STEPHEN M. KATZ/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT VIA APPeople participate in a March for Our LivesŽ event Saturday, March 24, in Norfolk, Va. Students and activists across the country planned events Saturday in conjunction with a Washington march spearheaded by teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where over a dozen people were killed in February. AP PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIPMary Pat Gunn, center, cheers her fellow demonstrators as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the crowd during a March for Our LivesŽ protest for gun legislation and school safety Saturday, March 24, in Houston. Students and activists across the country planned events Saturday in conjunction with a Washington march spearheaded by teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed in February. Delta Air Lines has donated three roundtrip charter ”ights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the March for Our LivesŽ protest against gun violence in Washington. Delta said the donation is part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.Ž Marches are also being held in New York, Chicago, Houston and Parkland, Florida, the site of the shooting. Its not Deltas “rst involvement with the issue. After last months shooting, Delta said it will no longer offer discounted fares to members of the National Ri”e Association to re”ect its neutral status on the gun-control debate. Other businesses made similar moves, which led to a backlash from gun advocates. The state of Georgia eliminated a proposed tax break on jet fuel in retaliation.Delta helps hundreds of students fly to DC for gun protestBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 FINANCIAL ATLANTA „ German business leaders are expressing concerns that President Donald Trumps 25 percent tariff on imported steel could affect the auto industry in the South. WABE Radio reports Mercedes-Benz USA this month opened its new North American headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for 1,000 employees. The luxury car manufacturer is owned by Germany-based Daimler, but Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler used the grand opening to remind the crowd of the brands U.S. presence. That includes operations in South Carolina and in Alabama. We are now in the midst of construction of our own factory here, which will open doors in the fall in Charleston, South Carolina, and well make all of the Sprinter vans for North America right here,Ž Exler said at the grand opening of its headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Right next to me you have a member of the most successful SUV family, a GLE Coupe,Ž Exler said. As you know, the GLE and the GLS are produced in Alabama. Last year, 280,000 cars were produced here not just for the U.S. market, but for markets all over the world.Ž German car factories in the U.S. made more than 800,000 vehicles last year, and about half were sold overseas, according to the German Association of the Automotive Industry. This month, Volkswagen of America Inc. announced plans to build a new “ve-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where it manufactures other vehicles. Volkswagen AG is based in Wolfsburg, Germany. During my time as governor, Ive watched Volkswagen Chattanooga ”ourish from a single vehicle producer, starting with the Passat, into what it is today „ a thriving U.S. manufacturing operation that can produce three models, and counting,Ž said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement Monday, when plans were announced. Trump signed a proclamation last week to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel from every country except Canada and Mexico. The hope is to boost steel manufacturing in the U.S. The concern among some industry experts is that tariffs on steel could hurt companies like MercedesBenz, Volkswagen and Porsche, all of which have signi“cant operations in the South, said Stefan Mair of the Federation of German Industries in Berlin. We think there will be some additional percentage points on the prices of carsŽ Mair said at the grand opening of the Georgia headquarters complex. That price increase could be enough to stop people from buying new cars, said Lisa Cook, who teaches economics and international relations at Michigan State University. If consumers are price sensitive, and they are for many types of cars, this could cause people to postpone their decision to purchase a car,Ž Cook said. A little more than a quarter of all U.S. steel is used to make cars in this country, according to the German American Chamber of Commerce for the southern U.S. Approximately 25 percent of all steel is used in automotive manufacturing and 10 percent in machinery and equipment; both industries that German companies have heavily invested in the U.S. over the years,Ž said Stefanie Ziska, president of GACC South. Making cars more expensive to build and export could hurt U.S. jobs, said Jeffrey Rosensweig, who teaches international business at Georgias Emory University. That would not only cost us jobs, it would hurt the U.S. and could potentially harm the U.S. trade balance,Ž Rosensweig said. He said the steel tariffs could trigger a trade war that would go beyond the auto industry. These foreign nations that were going to put these import taxes on, these tariffs, are not stupid,Ž Rosensweig said. Theyre going to retaliate against our exports, and theyre going to hit us where it hurts, which is often our farm exports.ŽSome fear steel tariff could hurt auto industry in the SouthTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS MERCEDES-BENZ PHOTOThe 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe WASHINGTON „ President Ronald Reagan once likened trade wars to the pie “ghts in old Hollywood comedies. One pie in the face leads to another. And then another. Pretty soon, Reagan said in a 1986 radio address, everything and everybody just gets messier and messier. The difference here is that its not funny. Its tragic. Protectionism becomes destructionism. It costs jobs.Ž Suddenly, the worlds “nancial markets are gripped by fear that an escalating trade rift between the United States and China „ the two mightiest economies „ could smear the world with a lot of splattered cream and broken crust. If it doesnt prove tragic, as Reagan warned, it may still in”ict farreaching pain. The Dow Jones industrial average lost a combined nearly 1,150 points Thursday and Friday after President Donald Trump set his administration on a path to restrict Chinese investment in the United States and impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese products. We should be very worried,Ž said Bryan Riley, director of the conservative National Taxpayer Unions Free Trade Initiative. Its very possible this could escalate into something that neither country intends.Ž The trade sanctions that Trump unveiled Thursday are meant to punish Beijing for pilfering technology from American companies or for forcing them to hand over technology in exchange for access to Chinas market. The announcement followed a seven-month investigation by the Of“ce of the U.S. Trade Representative into the tactics China has deployed to try to overtake American technological supremacy. China has not been playing by the rules,Ž said Stephen Ezell, director of global innovation policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation think tank. Unbowed, China immediately threatened to retaliate if the United States followed through on its actions. On Friday, Beijing unveiled a broad list of U.S. products „ from apples and wine to pork to steel pipe „ that could face retaliatory Chinese tariffs in a separate trade spat with Washington. That dispute is over taxes that Trump imposed this month on imported steel and aluminum. We dont want a trade war, but we are not afraid of it,Ž said Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for Chinas Foreign Ministry. The stakes are even higher in the standoff over Beijings technology policies than in the old-school dispute over metals. An industrial nations ability to harness technology is increasingly vital to healthy economic expansion. If China dominates the industries of the future, it will be very dif“cult for the United States to have an economic future,Ž Peter Navarro, a key White House trade adviser, told reporters. Trade tensions are rising at a delicate time. The world economy has “nally emerged from the shadow of the Great Recession. Major regions are growing in tandem for the “rst time in a decade. International economic growth is expected to reach a seven-year high of 3.9 percent this year. Last year, global trade expanded 4.2 percent, the most since 2011. Some trade experts fear that a con”ict over technology will erupt into an escalating war of sanctions between the worlds two biggest economies „ Reagans destructive pie “ght. The U.S.-China tensions remind economists and trade analysts of the Reagan-era skirmishes between the United States and Japan, which at the time appeared to pose a grave threat to U.S. economic dominance. This is Back to the Future „ that old 80s “lm,Ž said Rod Hunter, a former White House trade adviser. Indeed, Trumps top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, is a veteran of the trade battles with Tokyo, having served in the Reagan administration. To target China, Trump and Lighthizer dusted off a Cold War weapon from the Reagan years: Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974, which lets the president unilaterally impose tariffs. The provision was meant for a world in which much of global commerce wasnt covered by trade agreements. But with the arrival in 1995 of the World Trade Organization, Section 301 fell largely into disuse. In some ways, a hard-nosed approach succeeded against Japan three decades ago. Under U.S. pressure, Tokyo agreed to voluntary export restraintsŽ to limit auto shipments to the United States. But to bypass the limits, Japanese automakers simply built plants in the American South. Likewise, the Reagan administration in 1985 strong-armed Japan, Germany, France and Britain to raise their currencies values to help U.S. manufacturers squeezed by a strong dollar, which makes U.S. goods costlier overseas. But the United States wielded unusual leverage with Japan. The two countries are close political allies; Japan depends on U.S. military protection. China, by contrast, is a geopolitical rival, far less likely to bend to U.S. pressure. Its true that China has bene“ted enormously from access to the American market and has much to lose: Last year, it exported $375 billion more in goods to the United States than it bought in return „ a record trade gap that irritates Trump. But a full-blown trade war would test Trumps fortitude for commercial combat and would certainly hurt many Americans, including some of Trumps supporters. Most directly, U.S. tariffs would raise costs for consumers and businesses. Trade groups are already lobbying the Trump administration to seek diplomatic solutions to the disputes. Chinas all-powerful leaders face no such public pressure. We live in a society where stakeholders in Congress are going to put a lot of pressure on the administration,Ž said Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade of“cial who is vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute. In China, they dont.Ž Still, the 301 sanctions might be enough to prod the Chinese to return to the negotiating table to consider softening their aggressive technology policies. If this gets the two countries back to the table to talk about this, then that is a good outcome,Ž said Erin Ennis, senior vice president at the US-China Business Council. If the idea is to in”ict suf“cient pain so that China feels it has no choice but to change its policies, then Im skeptical.ŽWhy Trumps latest steps heighten risk of a global trade warBy PAUL WISEMANAP ECONOMICS WRITER AP PHOTO Dear Dave, Im about to graduate from college, and while Ive been in school my mom has been handling most of my “nances. Recently, I discovered shes been taking my student loan money and spending it on herself. So far, it looks like shes taken around $12,000, and I have a total of $25,000 in student loan debt. Since I realized this was happening, Ive been reading your books and learning how to manage my own money. I dont know how to deal with this situation with her, though. She admits she did wrong, but says she cant pay it back. Can you help? „ Alan Dear Alan, I hate hearing this. Theres no easy way to deal with these kinds of situations. The “rst thing you need to do is take over complete and total control of all your “nances. Shut down any accounts that have her name on them, and anything else “nancially-related that she can access. I know this sounds harsh, but she has proven shes just not trustworthy. Its a hard thing to hear about a parent, but at this point youve got to take steps to protect yourself. What she has been doing is theft, and “nancial child abuse. One extreme is to press criminal charges. The other extreme is to just forget it, and pay it. In between is a promise from her to repay everything she has taken, but shes already out of control. Thats a promise that wouldnt be kept. The problem with prosecuting someone criminally for this type of action „ other than the emotional toll, because shes your mom „ is the moneys already gone. Its doesnt make them magically have the money to repay you. On top of all this, youd have a really hard time legally getting the student loans removed from your name due to theft. Honestly, under the circumstances I think youre probably going to end up eating this. But sit down, and try to have a calm, clear discussion about what has happened, and why it happened. Let her know “rst, without a doubt, that you will criminally prosecute her if she ever uses your name to put money into her own pocket again. Second, tell her youre prepared to forgive her and forget about it „ and she pays you back at some point, if she can „ if she agrees to get some “nancial and emotional counseling. Try to get her some help, and get her under control, Alan. If you dont, Im afraid things are only going downhill from here. „ Dave Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven bestselling books, including The Total Money Makeover. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey.com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.Two extremesDave Ramsey

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Pickpocket recruited by CIA agent to use skills to help uncover conspiracy.(:35) Constantine (05) aaa A psychic detective saves the world from being conquered by the son of Satan. HBO3304304304304304304404(4:40)Assassins Creed (16)(:40) Logan (17, Action) aaaa In the future, Logan is caring for Professor X in a secret hideout, but his attempts to hide fail after encountering a young mutant who is being pursued. (R)Sex and the City (08) aa A New York writer decides to get married and as her friends reunite to celebrate, a chance remark by one of them accidentally changes her fiancs mind. (R)Back to the Future (85) aaaa MAX320320320320320320420(5:40) A Perfect World (93, Drama) Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood. An 8-year-old kidnapped by an escaped convict brings out the mans decency. Hacksaw Ridge (16, Drama) aaaa Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. Desmond Doss fights in WWII on front lines without a weapon. (R) (:20) Sherlock Holmes (09, Action) aaac Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law. Sherlock Holmes investigates a mystery involving a dead occult leader. MAX2321321321321321321422Boiler Room (00, Drama) aaa Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel. A young man working for a stock brokerage firm begins to suspect corruption. (R) Strike Back Black site.Ž (:50) Dances with Wolves (90) aaac Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell. A soldier assigned to Dakota Territory is absorbed into a tribe of Lakota Sioux, and as the U.S. Army pushes further west, he is faced with tough decisions. (PG-13) SHO340340340340340340365Homeland: Species Jump Saul contacts an old friend.(TVMA) (R) The Chi: Ease on Down the Road Ronnie faces his past crimes. (R)President White House party. President White House party. Homeland: Andante Carrie makes move; reckoning is had. (TVMA) (N)Billions: Tie Goes to the Runner Chucks new boss.(TVMA) (N) Billions: Tie Goes to the Runner Chucks new boss.(TVMA) (R) TMC350350350350350350385Starman (84, Science Fiction) aac Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen. A space traveler lands on Earth and assumes the form of a widows late husband. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (09, Fantasy) aaa Heath Ledger. A man on the run encounters a magical traveling carnival and its troupe.(:05) Hulk (03, Science Fiction) aa Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly. A lab accident causes a scientist to transform into a destructive green monster. 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 Sunday TelevisionVEN-VENICE E-N-ENGLEWOOD SAR-SARASOTA PC-PORT CHARLOTTE ARC-ARCADIA SPG-SOUTH PUNTA GORDATodays Live Sports9 a.m. GOLF Golf Central Pregame (L) 10 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour Golf WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Semi“nals from Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. (L) 12 p.m. ESPN 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Regional Final from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. (L) NBC NHL Hockey Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins. (L) 12:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR RaceDay Martinsville (L) 1 p.m. ESPN2 College Baseball LSU Tigers at Vanderbilt Commodores. (L) FSN MLB Spring Training Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins. (L) FSSUN MLB Spring Training New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays. (L) 2 p.m. CBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Regional Final (L) FS1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. (L) GOLF Golf Central Pregame (L) 2:30 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour Golf Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship: Final Round from Corales GC in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (L) 3 p.m. NBC PGA Tour Golf WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Final from Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. (L) 4 p.m. ESPN2 2018 NCAA Hockey Championship Northeast Regional Final from DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. (L) 4:30 p.m. CBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Regional Final (L) 5 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour Champions Golf Rapiscan Systems Classic: Final Round from Fallen Oak in Biloxi, Miss. (L) 7 p.m. ESPN2 College Softball Texas A&M Aggies at Florida Gators. (L) GOLF LPGA Tour Golf Kia Classic: Final Round from Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif. (L) 7:30 p.m. ESPN 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Regional Final from Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. (L) FINANCIAL NEW YORK „ His nose was round and bright red, his face as white as a sheet. His mouth was surrounded by an exaggerated smear of red makeup and his arched eyebrows hung ridiculously high on his forehead. Such was the daily uniform of Bozo the Clown, who entertained kids for decades when TV was in its infancy. Its also a uniform that for many now seems grotesque and sinister. The death of longtime Bozo performer Frank Avruch this week triggered both feelings „ warm memories from some and a shiver of fear from others who associate clowns more with the “lm It.Ž Which begs the question: When exactly did clowns go from birthdayparty goofy to downright sinister? Well, hold onto your really big shoes „ experts are divided. David Carlyon, author, playwright and a former clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1970s, argues that the fear of clowns „ known of“cially as coulrophobia „ is a relatively new phenomenon, born from the counter-culture 1960s and emerging as a popular force in the 1980s. There is no ancient fear of clowns,Ž he said. It wasnt like there was this panic rippling through Madison Square Garden as I walked up through the seats. Not at all.Ž Carlyon said clowns were considered sweet and funny for two centuries until an inevitable backlash that included Stephen Kings hit novel It,Ž the “lm Poltergeist,Ž Heath Ledgers white-faced maniac Joker, the misanthrope Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons,Ž the shock band Insane Clown Posse and Homey D. Clown from In Living Color.Ž Anything that gets that much glori“cation and is sentimentalized within an inch of its life invites someone to snark at it,Ž said Carlyon, who recently discovered the cover of a National Lampoon from 1979 with a girl cowering in fear of a malevolent clown. Theres nothing in any available evidence that kids were afraid of clowns in the 40s, the 50s, the 60s, the 70s,Ž he said. Who said that about Red Skelton?Ž Not so fast, argues Benjamin Radford, an author and editor at Skeptical Inquirer magazine who literally wrote the book on the subject, 2016s Bad Clowns.Ž Not to throw a pie in anyones face, but he argues that evil clowns have always been among us. Its a mistake to ask when clowns turned bad because historically they were never really good. Theyve always had this deeply ambiguous character,Ž he said. Sometimes theyre good; sometimes theyre bad. Sometimes theyre making you laugh. Other times, theyre laughing at your expense.Ž Radford traces bad clowns all the way to ancient Greece and connects them to court jesters and the Harlequin “gure. He notes that Punch, an evil puppet who frequently smacks his partner Judy with a stick, made his “rst appearance in London in the 1500s. You have this mass-murdering, baby-killing clown thats beloved by Britons everywhere of all ages,Ž he said. Clowns in America had their roots in circuses and they were at “rst meant to amuse adults, but clowning history took a detour in the 1950s and 60s when the squeaky-clean Bozo and Ronald McDonald became the quintessentially American default clownsŽ for kids, Radford said. The more sinister clown waited patiently for his day to shine. Stephen King didnt invent the evil clown. That was long before his time. But what he did was turn the coin over, if you will,Ž Radford said. Even if theres debate on the issue, Radford paid homage to Avruch, the “rst nationally syndicated incarnation of the iconic Bozo. Without virtuous clowns like him to lay the foundation, the bad ones make no sense. The fact is that we need both bad and good clowns because without the good clowns like Bozo, theres no contrast, theres no tension to make the evil or scary clowns entertaining or interesting,Ž Radford said.No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?By MARK KENNEDYAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER BROOKE PALMER/WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA APThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard as the evil clown Pennywise in a scene from the lm It,Ž based on the book by Stephen King. Movie academy chief denies sexual misconduct Actress DuShon Monique Brown dead at 49 Medical examiner: Singer died of meningitis complicationsLOS ANGELES (AP) „ The president of the motion picture academy is denying he engaged in sexual misconduct. In a memo sent to staff of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, President John Bailey said an allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately a decade ago on a movie set is untrue. Bailey also said in the Friday memo that media reports linking him to misconduct are false. He said the claims serve only to tarnish his 50-year career as a cinematographer, adding that he expects to be exonerated. The academy itself has refused to acknowledge the existence of the investigation, saying that it keeps complaints con“dential to protect all parties. It will not comment until reviews are completed and reported to its Board of Governors, the academy said. CHICAGO (AP) „ Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who played a secretary in the NBC show Chicago Fire,Ž has died at age 49. The Cook County medical examiners spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Brown died Friday at St. James Olympia Field Hospital. The cause of death wasnt given. Brown was a veteran of Chicago theater. She worked as a crisis counselor at a Chicago high school and led its drama program before winning the role of Connie on Chicago Fire.Ž She played the assistant to Chief Boden, played by Eamonn Walker. Brown also had a recurring role as nurse Kattie Welch in Prison BreakŽ and one-time guest spots on EmpireŽ and Shameless.Ž In a statement, Chicago FireŽ executive producer Dick Wolf said the shows family is devastated to lose one of its own.Ž CHICAGO (AP) „ The Cook County, Illinois medical examiners of“ce has determined that former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died of complications from meningitis. Edwards died last month in Chicago after a long illness. He was 74. The Chicago Tribune reports the medical examiners “nding, released Friday, con“rms what the family said when | ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFSannouncing Edwards death on Feb. 1. The Birmingham, Alabama-born Edwards replaced founding member David Ruf“n in 1968. His soulful, passionate voice de“ned the group for years. He was a member on and off for about two decades and part of the lineup that released Papa Was A Rollin Stone,Ž Ball of Confusion (Thats What The World Is Today)Ž and Cloud Nine.Ž Edwards was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of The Temptations in 1989.

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 4TAKING YOUR QBY DANIEL RAYMON / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Big name in computer networking6 Progressive rival14 Aries20 North-Dakota-toMichigan hwy.21 Members of an Oklahoma tribe22 Addressee of a waiter in a French restaurant23 Exposes24 Interrogate a founding father?26 Ugandas Amin27 One getting shooed29 Bone: Prefix30 Was wide open31 Like the first manmade space satellite33 What the earth and many political analysts do36 Theyre added on bus. lines38 Sticks and BonesŽ playwright David39 There are no atheists in foxholesŽ?41 Word aptly found in controlledŽ and marshaledŽ43 Token in the game Life44 Was a rat45 Engaged in46 Tremors?50 Hershey brand53 From your lips to Gods earsŽ55 Frequent subject of paintings by Winslow Homer56 Largest lake in South America60 Charles de Gaulles birthplace62 Animal with a trunk66 Interests opposite67 Kingdom in Tolkiens The Lord of the RingsŽ69 Email address ending71 Suffix in Sussex72 Comment by a Brit down to his last coin?77 We ____ the ChampionsŽ78 Gardner of MogamboŽ79 Joe of Home AloneŽ80 True81 Instruments played on Mount Olympus84 Expert86 Words of resignation88 Greek cross90 As you wish, Captain!Ž92 Huck Finn possessive93 One knocking out an opponent in the first round?97 Russian council99 Spanish snack103 ____ Indianapolis104 One of 100: Abbr.105 Monarch whos fine and dandy?108 Cries of surprise110 Teeming113 Veg out114 Irish form of EdmundŽ115 Heinrich ____, Die LoreleiŽ poet117 N.W.As Straight ____ ComptonŽ119 More than a millennium121 Indochinese language122 Have a little ice cream delivered?126 Like rope128 Supermodel Bndchen129 Birdie130 With celerity131 Kept others awake, maybe132 Tip of a missile133 More sound DOWN1 Picasso and Braque, for two2 Dancer Duncan3 Gone to great lengths4 Middling mark5 Like freelance work, often6 Attys. titles7 Stops yapping8 Sheiks land, for short9 Presidential inits.10 Whos interested?Ž11 Update, say12 Terminate13 English county14 Response to an oversharer15 Suspend16 Catherines husband in Wuthering HeightsŽ17 Bishops group, once18 Ones moving with the aid of pseudopods19 Seamstresses, at times25 With vehemence28 Ending of the Bible32 Unappreciative sort34 Metallic S-shaped piece35 ____, sing AmericaŽ (start of a Langston Hughes poem)37 Look Whos Talking TooŽ and 2 Fast 2 FuriousŽ: Abbr.40 Basic French question42 Number for two46 Sentient ones47 Words that cant be heard, for short48 Western wear49 Strong bond?51 Publisher Arthur ____ Sulzberger52 Song woman whos asked Darlin, wont you ease my worried mind?Ž54 Subject of the mnemonic Men Very Easily Make Jugs Serve Useful NeedsŽ56 Taj ____57 Mimics activity58 Not so common59 Medieval weapon61 Suffix with trick63 Pope who excommunicated Elizabeth I64 Judass question to the Lord65 Change the color of again68 More trendy70 TVs Growing Up ____Ž73 Some gametes74 Accumulation75 Things with colons inside them76 Kind of leap82 Abbr. thats sometimes doubled or tripled83 Nordstrom rival85 Term for a hole in Swiss cheese87 1979 exile89 Itll take you for a ride91 Prefix with -graphic93 Hard-shell clams94 Mark the beginning of95 Unsatisfying answer to Why?Ž96 Bagel variety98 British sports automobile100 Kind of harp101 Atonement102 Nuisance105 Trophy alternative106 Navy petty officer: Abbr.107 The so-called Flying KangarooŽ109 Curl ones lip111 Informal sleep option112 People: Prefix116 Mans name that comes from an English noble118 Some summer wear120 Ser : Spanish :: ____ : French123 Iraq War danger, for short124 A.C.C. powerhouse125 Rumpus127 F.D.R. jobcreating prog. 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 2627282930 3132333435363738 3940414243 444546474849 505152535455 56575859606162636465 666768697071 7273747576 77787980 81828384858687 8889909192 93949596979899100101102 103104105106107 108109110111112113114 115116117118119120121 122123124125126127 128129130 131132133Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 318 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1972, when a guy founded me as a mail order business to sell small telescopes. Over time I offered more and more products for amateur astronomers. Im known for innovation, such as my telescopes that feature auto-guiding systems to easily align on objects of interest. Today, based in Irvine, California, Im the worlds leading designer and maker of telescopes, and I offer many binoculars and optical accessories, too. In 2013 I merged with Sunny Optics, a subsidiary of a Chinese company. My brands include Coronado, SolarMax, LightBridge, LightSwitch, Wilderness and Astro. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. but you paid $600 for the options, so its really $400, less commissions and taxes. If TAPTAP stays at $55 or falls, your $600 would be entirely lost. You essentially bet that the stock will top $61 per share „ $55 plus $6 „ by July. Options are enticing because of the leverage they offer. With $1,000, you can only buy 20 shares of a $50 stock. Alternatively, that $1,000 could buy many options tied to hundreds of shares of stock. With options, if things dont go your way in a short time frame, the options will expire worthless. Most options expire unexercised. If youve researched the company and believe that TAPTAP stock will rise, youre generally best off buying its stock. You wont have a shortterm deadline, and you can hang on until it reaches your target price. Options are not for beginning investors, and many advanced investors steer clear, too. Still, there are some lower-risk options strategies. There are also long-term LEAPSŽ options that you could investigate. Learn more at fool.com/investing/options/optionsa-foolish-introduction.aspx .The Motley Fool TakeMcProfitsFast-food titan McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) just closed its best year for customer traffic since 2012. A return to basics that stressed iconic brands such as the Egg McMuffin and Quarter Pounder helped, but so did new product launches, a refreshed value menu and food preparation improvements. Customers are loving the fresher menu items and are demonstrating their satisfaction by returning more often. At the same time, profitability has shot to new highs, buoyed by a refranchising plan that, by lowering the proportion of company-owned locations, is boosting operating margins. Investors can expect that metric to rise again in 2018 as the company completes its refranchising push. Meanwhile, management aims to deploy earnings into growth initiatives that include store remodelings, ordering kiosks, a mobile app and home food delivery. The company already offers delivery from more than 20 percent of its restaurants worldwide. CEO Steve Easterbrook told investors early this year that, while executives are happy with their recent wins, we have far greater ambitions.Ž Additional market-share gains would be impressive, but investors can rest easy knowing that income gains are likely from McDonalds in the years ahead „ whether sales growth accelerates or stays put. The stock recently sported a dividend yield of 2.5 percent, and its payout has more than doubled over the past decade. It boasts a 42-year streak of dividend increases. Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentOutpricedMy dumbest investment was buying shares of Priceline Group for around $16 soon after the companys initial public offering (IPO) „ and then selling them for $160 apiece just a few months later. „ R., online The Fool Responds: That certainly seems like an excellent dumb investment, since your investment apparently increased in value tenfold! But we know what you mean, since the stock has risen a lot since then „ with a recent price of around $2,175. (That reflects a 2003 1-for-6 reverse split, so a comparable, splitadjusted price for you would be about $362 „ which still stings.) You were lucky to get your shares at their initial price of $16 per share, since its typically just well-connected people and institutions who get those shares in an IPO, with the rest of us scrambling to buy in the open market, often after the price has surged. Pricelines shares began trading at $81, reflecting an immediate 500 percent gain „ though they ended their first day around $69. In general, its best to avoid IPOs entirely, giving them a year or two to settle down. Many will end up at lower prices. Note that Priceline bought the European hotel booking site Booking.com in 2005, and it has been so successful that its now the companys biggest brand and profit generator, so much so that Priceline Group recently renamed itself Booking Holdings. Floored by TaxesQWhats the 2 percent floorŽ in tax talk? „ K.G., Fort Myers, FloridaAIt refers to miscellaneous itemized deductions. You can deduct only the portion of them that exceeds 2 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI). For example, if your AGI is $50,000, your floor will be 2 percent of that, or $1,000. If your miscellaneous itemized deductions total $900, youre out of luck. But if they total $1,750, you can deduct $750. Qualifying expenses include certain home office expenses, tax preparation fees, investment-related fees, job-hunting expenses and unreimbursed job-related expenses. Unfortunately, the recent tax reform suspends these miscellaneous itemized deductions beginning with the 2018 tax year through 2025. So enjoy them this year! Learn more in our tax nook at fool.com/taxes and from the horses mouth, at irs.gov .***QWhenever I buy stock, do I have to buy 100 shares or more? „ E.J., DetroitANope. Most brokerages dont restrict how many shares of stock you can buy. You can buy 16 shares or 87 shares or even just one share. Pay attention to what percentage of your investment is going to commissions, though. If, for example, you buy 10 shares of a $25 stock for $250, but you pay a $15 commission to your broker, then that represents 6 percent of your investment, which is rather costly. (15 divided by 250 is 0.06, or 6 percent.) Your investment would have to grow by 6 percent before youd break even „ and that might take a while. Aim to pay 2 percent or less in commissions. If you buy $1,000 of stock in a company and pay a $15 commission, thats less than 2 percent. Many brokerages these days charge commissions of $10 or less per trade.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to foolnews@fool.com.Fools SchoolUnderstanding OptionsIf youve ever wondered what optionsŽ are, read on. Assume that you want to invest in Morse Code Telecommunications (ticker: TAPTAP). You can simply buy some shares of its stock „ or you might use options, which come in two main varieties: calls and puts. Buying a call gives you the right to buy a specified number of shares at a specified price within a certain period of time (typically a few months). Puts give you the right to sell shares at a specified price within a specified period. Imagine that TAPTAP is selling for $50 per share, and you buy $6 July $55Ž call options for it. Youll pay a total of $600 for options to buy 100 shares at $55 apiece. If, just before your options expire, TAPTAP is selling for, say, $65 per share, you can exercise them and buy 100 shares for $5,500. Then you can keep them „ or sell them at their current price, for $6,500. Your profit may seem to be $1,000, 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/22 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERIn 1954, my current chairman took over an Australian company and built a media empire that launched TV channels such as Fox News, FX, Fox Sports Network and National Geographic. It was split it in two in 2013, and I got many enterprises you may know, such as The Australian, Barrons, Dow Jones, Harlequin, HarperCollins, MarketWatch, The New York Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, William Morrow and Zondervan, among others. (Fox News went to the other company, 21st Century Fox.) My market value was recently near $9 billion. Who am I? (Answer: News Corp.)Want to Invest? Email us at foolnews@fool.com, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.

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Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE FUN by Myles Mellor 1. UL GPHXJCZV CD ZWV GPHP NTZ EXFFL! ZWV GPDZVDZ HVEVZPNFV UTDZ NV ZWV JTIIVJ NVPI. 2. F AKCD HYQF VYQFVY UDCV YZV UKVL VLD MGFXB OHZCD FM LD GYZXTCV AKCT F OHDVVB TFVD! 3. LZL EFPZEF AZD FV Z KUS AZCY AUEX XUD EUVM DFV. EXG DFV AZD IQGEEM EOTYGQGL ZVL SFE KGXUVL DF LZL EFCL XUP EF YGETXOI! 4. WPUUVPK KCAZ SK ACACQHPIK, TSQK SDL MVQAZV SIP JYFPD WPIT UJJL YJI KSVRJIK. HCF FZPT LJDF ASIP YJI RPPMK! 1. My favorite is the fava but golly! The fastest vegetable must be the runner bean. 2. A fine roma tomato went out with the scaly prune as he couldnt find a pretty date! 3. Dad tomato was on a big walk with his tiny son. The son was pretty tuckered and got behind so Dad told him to Ketchup! 4. Veggies such as cucumbers, yams and kimchi are often very good for sailors. But they dont care for leeks! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19) It may be overwhelming to think about creating the life you want, but you can make it all seem much more doable by focusing on the more manageable task of eliminating what you dont want from the life you currently have. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youre so smart and funny that you sometimes have to hold back to make sure youre not taking too much of the social spotlight. Today will be such a day. Be sensitive to others who need their moment in the sun. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your life will feel a bit like a game of charades, as youre tasked with the challenge of imagining and embodying what others need to see to understand the point of a larger communication. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Boredom is a kind of stress „ a stress that can be alleviated in a number of ways. Novelty is one way. Challenge is a better way. Opt for that. Push yourself so you can have something to show for your day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The hardest thing about a conversation is often starting it. Do this and youll earn the respect and compassion of people who are so worth the eort. As for the others, you probably wont encounter them today „ so let that embolden you! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You behave in a nonprejudiced way toward people from other social groups, not because its politically correct or because its what educated people do, but because its personally important to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). New circles entice! Having an excuse to be there isnt half as important as having an excuse to leave. The moment when you step back from the action and identify the fundamental issues and q uestions at hand will be invaluable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Its been this way since the cave people had to hear their way through the wild to eat and avoid being eaten: Listening well is among the top skills for getting along in life. And it will be your strength today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Underreacting has its place and may be key to your style today. You know on a deeper level that youre bigger than the situation being thrown at you, and youre in total control of your responses. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you show up and do the work „ regardless of whatever temptations and distractions are around, regardless of discomfort or drama, regardless of inconvenience or interference from loved ones „ you will be rewarded. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Though you pride yourself on being a magnetic person whom others are comfortable around, you also know that being social isnt the end goal in and of itself. A higher purpose is calling you today. Being social will help with that. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Luckily for everyone around you, youre really good at maximizing the positive and defusing the negative. Other talents include keeping the action and conversation productively focused. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (March 25). Youll be more yourself than ever this year. A friendship with someone younger will be protable for both of you, as you have much to teach each other and youll later bank on the knowledge. Starting in June, it will almost be as if you have a magic pen. Youll write wish lists, plans and projections, and they will come true. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6 4 44 19 and 36.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)

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The Sun /Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Im hoping you can give me some guidance, as I am a huge fan and read your column regularly. I am a 32-year-old woman whose mother and grandmother told me about our proud Native American heritage all my life. Several years ago, I got a large tattoo in our tribes language as a way to honor my family. Recently, Mom did a DNA test and discovered that we are not, in fact, of Native American descent. We feel devastated and betrayed by our parents and grandparents for lying to us for generations. I havent shared this news with my husband, extended family and friends because I feel so ashamed and humiliated. I told Mom that I would like to have my tattoo covered up or removed. It upset her and made her feel incredibly guilty. Im not doing this to hurt her, but because I feel like a fraud and dont want to lie about the tattoos meaning in the future. Abby, your thoughts on how best to handle this situation? „ TATTED AND CONFUSED DEAR T AND C: Considering the circumstances, I see no reason for continuing to wear a tattoo that would be a constant reminder you were lied to. If your mother deliberately misled you, she has good reason to feel guilty. If she, too, was misled, then shes as much a victim as you are. My thought is that you are the only person who has to live in your own skin, and you should do with it whatever will make YOU happy. DEAR ABBY: For 18 years I was in a loveless marriage. The one good thing that came out of that marriage was my beautiful 14-year-old daughter. My ex-wife and I have been divorced for a year now and Im feeling emotionally available. I have met „ or shall I say re-met „ a woman I have known since second grade. She was my sisters best friend and was always around our house growing up. She was kind of like a sister, but I always had a crush on her. Now, so many years later, we have connected. We see each other every few weeks and text each other. This has been going on for almost a year. My crush has come back, but it is dierent this time. I feel like Im falling in love with her. Im not sure how she feels about me, but we do have an incredible connection. She calls us kindred spirits. And thats where my question lies. How do I take a 45-plus-year friendship out of the friendship zone? Should I tell her how I feel or not? I have tried, but the words just wouldnt come out of my mouth. „ LOST IN FRIENDSHIP DEAR LOST IN FRIENDSHIP: The words you are looking for are, I think Im falling in love with you, and I need to know if you feel the same way.Ž Say that, and the worst that can happen is your friendship of 45-plus years will remain a kindred spiritŽ friendship. The best that can happen will be you will hit the jackpot. Speak up!Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Many of us have desks that are piled high with paperwork and bills to pay every month. Try my ve-point control plan to help organize your desk and everything thats on top of it. FILE IT: Deal with coupons, bills or paperwork that need to be sorted and then led. FORWARD IT: Put items that are not in the right place back in their correct spots. FIX IT: Gather anything that needs to be repaired or xed „ and do it! FILL IT IN: Collect all the forms you have, such as insurance or bills, and complete them. FORGET ABOUT IT: If some items are not important, throw them out or donate to your favorite charity. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: Every time I take my laundry out of the washing machine, it has a sour smell that I hate. What can I do to make my laundry smell fresh again? „ Diane from South Dakota Dear Diane: Take these steps. Wash the clothes again, but in small loads with the normal amount of detergent. Use the highest water-level setting and hottest temperature thats safe for the fabrics. Remove the washed loads and put them into the dryer immediately. Never overload the washer. Clothes need to move freely so they are rinsed well. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I am so tired of baking the same cakes over and over. Do you have an unusual but delicious cake that I can try? „ Sheila from New York Dear Sheila: Yes, indeed I do! Try my ChocolateTomato Soup Cake. It may sound strange, but its really good. Add one 18-ounce box of dry chocolate cake mix to a large bowl. Then put in one 10 3/4 ounce can of undiluted tomato soup, one teaspoon of baking soda and two eggs. Mix well. Bake according to the cake mix directions. For an easy frosting, cover the top of the cake with marshmallows right after you take it out of the oven. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you love coee in the morning, but dont like the bitter taste, you can eliminate it. Be aware that the avor of coee starts to deteriorate after just ve minutes. Really! Here are some hints to make a delicious mug of java. Add a pinch of salt to the coee grounds before brewing to reduce bitterness. If you have heavily chlorinated water, use ltered or bottled water for a better outcome. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If a candle has dripped wax onto your carpet, dont panic! You can get it out! Fill a metal pan with ice and place it on top of the candle wax until its completely frozen. Use a small hammer to break up the hardened wax. Pick up or vacuum the pieces. Then apply a drycleaning solvent on a clean cloth to remove any residue left on the carpet. „ HeloiseWoman proud of her heritage is rocked by the results of DNA testDear Abby Hints from Heloise

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Page 10 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 GOOD NEWS TODAY MONTPELIER, Vt. „ The man made famous by being the most interesting man in the worldŽ while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont. Jonathan Goldsmith, whose close-cropped beard was a key part of the image of the cigar-smoking sophisticate, will judge the Best Beardies competition Saturday. Its sponsored by the Vermont chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Last years competition raised nearly $30,000 for Make-a-Wish Vermont and this year, organizers hope to raise more. Goldsmith said before the competition that a beard reveals the personality of the man who sports it. If its wild looking, unkempt „ that has some statement. If its immaculately trimmed, it might mean that he keeps a clean desk,Ž said Goldsmith, a Vermont resident who now promotes tequila. If its really long, I would say that its somebody who is his own man and doesnt really care about convention.Ž Among this years 20 competitors who have made it to Saturdays “nals is Steve Jalbert, 33, of Barre, whose long beard counters his bald pate. Hes one of the top fundraisers for the competition. The winners for each category „ peoples choice, urban, freestyle, backwoods and the ultimate beard „ win a plaque, a gift card for beard care products and bragging rights. He said friends, family and admirers of his beard, which hes been working on for about a year, urged him to enter. The biggest thing is you have to have patience. It doesnt grow fast,Ž Jalbert said. Theres a science to ensuring that his beard remains kempt, he said. He washes it several times a week and he uses oils to keep it tame and looking good. Most people have a good thing to say about a guy with good beard,Ž said Jalbert. Also judging those goods beards is Bryan Sturge, last years winner. He still has the beard he grew to honor his daughter who died of cancer in 2013. Organizers have also drawn the Montana Makea-Wish organization into the best-beard fray. Montana, which is holding its “nals March 29, is betting bison steaks it can “nd a better beard in Big Sky Country than the Green Mountain State. Vermont is countering that bet with of maple syrup.Most interesting man to judge best beard contestBy WILSON RINGASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this Thursday, March 21, photo, Steve Jalbert poses in Berlin, Vt., with the beard he plans to enter in the Make-a-Wish fund-raising contest in Burlington, Vt. Jalbert said he was encouraged to enter the contest by people who admired his beard. NEW DELHI (AP) „ In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the citys great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers. It lasts for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m. local time, people were switching off the lights Saturday for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of climate change. Since beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in, from turning off the porch lights to letting the Opera House go dark. Those 60 minutes are an opportunity to adopt a shifting of the consumption culture, and behavior change towards sustainability,Ž Indian Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a statement. Many people, of course, barely notice. Around India Gate, New Delhis monument to the Indian dead in World War I, thousands of people continued Saturday with the citys nightly warm-weather ritual. They bought ice cream and cheap plastic trinkets. They ”irted. Young children rode in electric carts that their parents rented for a few minutes at a stretch. But for an hour the arch stayed dark, a silent call for change. In Jordan, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature arranged 11,440 candles on a hilltop in the capital of Amman, establishing a Guinness World Record for the largest candle mosaic. The candles spelled the Earth Hour motto of 60+.Ž However, attempts to light the candles largely failed because of wind on the hilltop, which is close to the citys landmark, the Amman Citadel.Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change In this two photo combination picture, the landmark India Gate monument is seen lit, top, and then the same location in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, March 24. AP PHOTOSIn this two photo combination picture, buildings that house Indias seat of power are seen lit, top, and then the same location in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Earth Hour was marked worldwide at 8:30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn o lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight the global climate change. The globe landmark of the countrys largest shopping Mall of Asia turns dark to mark Earth Hour, Saturday, March 24, in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipino boy scouts use the light of their cellphones as they observe Earth Hour, a global event that raises awareness on the need to take action on climate change Saturday, March 24, in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. The annual event urges people all over the world to switch o the lights in their homes and workplaces for at least an hour. BANGKOK „ Elephants are Thailands national animal, so its only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of a friendship that has endured 200 years. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from Americas then-raging Civil War, politely declined, saying his country uses the steam engine and would have no use for the working animals. As part of the anniversary celebrating the long-lasting relationship, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is showcasing historic gifts the two countries have exchanged on the grounds of Thailands Grand Palace. It includes the “rst ever of“cial letter sent in 1818 from a Thai diplomat to President James Monroe „ there are documents spanning two centuries „ as well as some spectacular Thai objets dart and portraits. Then theres the elephants story, also documented among the exhibits. In his 1861 letters, Mongkut offered the elephants after learning they were not native to America. He also sent along three gifts: a sword and scabbard, a photograph of the king with one of his daughters, and an impressive pair of elephant tusks. He addressed the letters to then-President James Buchanan or whomever would become presidentŽ with elaborate paragraph-long salutations. Lincoln was already president by the time the letters arrived, a year later. He penned a reply where he simply addressing the king as Great and Good Friend.Ž The offer of elephants did not neglect practical details. Mongkut stated, On this account, we desire to procure and send elephants to be let loose to increase and multiply in the continent of America.Ž But Thailand „ then called Siam „ did not have a large enough vessel to transport them, the letter said. It continued: In reference to this opinion of ours if the President of the United States and Congress who conjointly with him rule the country see “t to approve, let them provide a large vessel loaded with hay and other food suitable for elephants on the voyage, with tanks holding a suf“ciency of fresh water, and arranged with stalls so that the elephants can both stand and lie down in the ship „ and send it to receive them. We on our part will procure young male and female elephants and forward them one or two pairs at a time.Ž Mongkut then in his letter directs that the elephants should be kept away from the cold and under the sun, and to also let them with all haste be turned out to run wild in some jungle suitable for them not con“ning them any length of time.Ž If these means can be done we trust that the elephants will propagate their species hereafter in the continent of America.Ž Thai monarchy expert Tongthong Chandransu said the offer of elephants reveals that Mongkut wanted to be part of building the young United States. You have to consider that 200 years ago elephants were an important means of transportation and helped a lot with our work, not to mention warfare, but also the building of homes and cities,Ž Tongthong said. The ever-practical Lincoln rejected the offer to send wild elephants running through American forests, saying the country does not reach a latitude so low as to favor the multiplication of the elephant.Ž He said in his 1862 letter that steam on land, as well as on water, has been our best and most ef“cient agent of transportation in internal commerce.Ž The exhibition runs until June 30.Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no elephantsBy KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDAASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSIn this March 22, photo, the signature of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at the end of his letter in reply to Thailands King Mongkut in 1862, is on display at the exhibition titled Great and Good Friends,Ž inside Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand. Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from Americas then-raging Civil War, politely declined Monguts oer to send a pair of elephants as a gift to the United States, saying his country uses the steam engine and would have no use for the working animals. In this March 22, photo, a visitor tours the exhibition titled Great and Good Friends,Ž inside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Elephants are Thailands national animal, so its only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 oered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of friendship that has now endured 200 years. As part of the anniversary celebrating the long-lasting relationship, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is showcasing historic gifts the two countries have exchanged.

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S PORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSports Sunday, March 25, 2018ELITE EIGHTSee who is advancing to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. Page 4 INDEX | Lottery 2 | Womens College Basketball 2 | NHL 2 | NBA 2-3 | NFL 3 | NCAA Basketball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Baseba ll 6 By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesPORT CHARLOTTE „ Of all the topics covered in our special section reviewing the first 20 seasons in Rays history, we didnt spend much time on spring trainings. Just as well, because the just-about-completed 21st would be by far the most eventful. With another day to go, heres our top 10 ranking of the most impactful developments from a newsy spring: 1. Brent Honeywell Tommy John surgery: Top prospect was expected to contribute heavily after mid-season callup, instead debut delayed and depth dented. 2. Steven Souza Jr. traded: Didnt see that coming, dealing 2017 team MVP for prospects. 3. 4 = 5: Manager Kevin Cash had hinted the Rays would use a four-man rotation through the first six weeks due to a heavy load of off days. But he inadvertently shared hey planned to try it all season, using bullpen daysŽ when they play five straight, drawing heavy criticism and some praise. 4. Corey Dickerson DFA/trade: Either he or Denard Span seemed likely to go, but the surprising decision to first designate for assignment the 2017 All-Star drew stinging criticism, including from prominent Rays players, before CHRIS URSO | TIMESTampa Bay Rays pitcher Brent Honeywell will spend the year watching after undergoing Tommy John surgery. MLB: RaysTop 10 most impactful events from Rays spring training By LUKE MEREDITHAssociated PressOMAHA, Neb. „ In a tournament defined by unpredictability, there will finally be a regional final that makes sense. No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Duke will square off in the Midwest final Sunday for the last spot in the Final Four „ and the stakes are huge even by Elite Eight standards. Mike Krzyzewski is looking to break UCLA legend John Woodens record of 12 Final Four appearances. Kansas coach Bill Self, who recently joined Krzyzewski and Wooden in the Naismith Hall of Fame, is hoping to snap a twoyear losing streak in regional finals and a 2-7 personal record in Elite Eights. After scores of upsets produced some rather strange matchups elsewhere, itll be Rock, Chalk, JayhawkŽ vs. Coach K and the Blue Devils in a classic finale in Omaha. Its great when you have two programs of this nature, this status in the history of our game play for a Final Four berth. NCAA TOURNAMENTELITE EIGHT SHOWDOWNAP PHOTOKansas Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks as Clemsons Gabe DeVoe, left, and Aamir Simms watch during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA mens college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, in Omaha, Neb. Kansas won 80-76. adno=50531123 By STEVEN WINEAssociated PressKEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) „ Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking Saturday. Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 36-yearold Federer had been the oldest No. 1 man ever, but hell lose that spot to Rafael Nadal when the new rankings come out April 2. I deserve it after this match,Ž Federer said. Thats how I feel.Ž Kokkinakis became the lowest-ranked man to beat a No. 1 player since No. 178 Francisco Clavet upset Lleyton Hewitt in 2003. That match was also at Key Biscayne. Federer now has a losing streak after a career-best 17-0 start to the year. The match was his first since he lost to Juan Martin del Potro in the Indian Wells final Sunday, a match that also came down to a winner-takeall tiebreaker. Did the losses have anything in common? Yes, 7-6 in the third,Ž Federer said. TENNIS: Miami OpenFederer loses opening match at Miami OpenAP PHOTOJustin Thomas plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during round five at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament, Saturday, in Austin, Texas. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressAUSTIN, Texas „ Justin Thomas won two matches Saturday to reach the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play. One more and he gets to No. 1 in the world. Thomas made quick work of Si Woo Kim in the morning, and then trailed for the first time all week against Kyle Stanley „ just not for long. Thomas won three straight holes to start the back nine, made a 6-foot par putt to stay in control and closed out Stanley, 2-and-1. Dustin Johnson didnt win a match this week and will not get any world ranking points. That means Thomas only has to reach the championship match Sunday to become the seventh American to reach No. 1. In his way was Bubba GOLF: Dell Technologies Match PlayThomas reaches semis and closes in on No. 1SEE TENNIS, 3 SEE RAYS, 6 SEE GOLF, 3By VIN A. CHERWOOAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Although the Tampa Bay Lightning didnt like the way they almost gave up a four-goal lead in the third period, they were happy to get the win and move on. J.T. Miller scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and the high-scoring Lightning held off the New York Islanders 7-6 on Thursday night, setting a franchise record with their 51st victory A wins a win but definitely not the way we want to win,Ž forward Steven Stamkos said. When youre in a game like we were tonight going into the third, it should be just close them out. Just dont give them a chance.Ž Anthony Cirelli, Mikhail Sergachev and Victor Hedman each added a goal and an assist, Tyler Johnson also scored as the Lightning won their third straight and improved to 12-2-1 in their last 15 games. The Lightning extended their lead atop the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division to six points over idle Boston, which has played two fewer games and is 2-0 against Tampa Bay this season. The Lightning also pulled into a tie with West-leading NHL: Lightning 7, Oilers 6Miller, Point help Lightning hold o IslandersSEE LIGHTNING, 2 SEE NCAA, 4

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BOWLING 2 p.m. ESPN „ PBA Tour, Roth/ Holman Doubles Championship, at Columbus, Ohio COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ LSU at Vanderbilt COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2:20 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, East Regional, “ nal, Villanova vs. Texas Tech, at Boston 5:09 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, Midwest Regional, “ nal, Duke vs. Kansas, at Omaha, Neb. COLLEGE HOCKEY 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, Northeast Regional, “ nal, Cornell-Boston U. winner vs. Michigan-Northeastern winner, at Worcester, Mass. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Texas A&M at Florida GOLF 10 a.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, semi“ nals, at Austin, Texas 2:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, “ nal round, at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 3 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, “ nals, at Austin, Texas 5 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Rapiscan Systems Classic, “ nal round, at Biloxi, Miss. 7 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Kia Classic, “ nal round, at Carlsbad, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay, at Port Charlotte, Fla. 9 p.m. MLB „ L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBA „ Cleveland at Brooklyn 6 p.m. NBA „ New York at Washington 8:30 p.m. NBA „ Utah at Golden State NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Boston at Minnesota RUGBY 10 a.m. NBCSN „ English Premiership, Leicester Tigers vs. Wasps RUNNING Noon NBCSN „ IAAF, Half-Marathon Championships, at Valencia, Spain (taped) SKIING 11:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Alpine skiing, U.S. Championships, at Sun Valley, Idaho (same-day tape) WINTER SPORTS 3 p.m. NBCSN „ Curling, Womens World Championship: Gold Medal match, at North Bay, Ontario WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, Lexington, Ky. Regional “ nal, Oregon St. vs. Louisville 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, Kansas City, Mo. Regional “ nal, Mississippi St. vs. UCLASPORTS ON TV Nashville, which lost to Toronto, in the race for the Presidents Trophy „ though the Predators also have two games in hand. This is a good hockey team,Ž Stamkos said. Weve found a way to break a franchise record, thats pretty cool in itself. ... Well continue to pile up the wins to finish as high as we can and whatever records are there, its kind of icing on the cake.Ž Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for his league-leading 42nd win, extending Tampa Bays franchise record. Anders Lee, Ryan Pulock and Anthony Beauvillier each scored twice for the Islanders, who lost for the 12th time in 14 games (2-8-4). Jordan Eberle had three assists, and John Tavares and Josh Bailey added two apiece. Christopher Gibson gave up six goals on 24 shots before being pulled with about 8 minutes left in the second. Jaroslav Halak came on and finished with 11 saves. The Lightning led 3-1 after one p eriod and appeared to take control with four goals on 10 shots in the second to extend their lead to 7-3. However, the Islanders scored three goals in a threeminute span to pull within one 4 minutes into the third. Coming out of the second intermission you want to see fight and hunger, you want to see battle,Ž New York coach Doug Weight said. We battled in the third. It was great to see the way some of the guys stepped up for sure.Ž Lee got his career-high 38th to pull the Islanders to 7-4 with their third power-play goal 1:35 into the third. It was his seventh goal in six games. Beauvillier pulled New York within two, backhandin g the p uck throu g h Vasilevskiys five-hole for his 15th at 3:21. Beauvillier then deflected Johnny Boychuks slap shot from the right point with his 16th at 4:36. We looked pretty good for two periods,Ž Hedman said. Obviously in the third period we were on our heels a little bit. Well take the two points and get a good nights sleep toni g ht.ŽLIGHTNINGFrom Page 1 Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. „ Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are in a familiar place „ the Elite Eight. Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help top-seed UConn beat Duke 72-59 on Saturday and advance to the regional finals for the 13th consecutive season. The Huskies senior duo of Gabby Williams and Kia Nurse was key on the defensive end to help UConn to the win. Were fortunate that our two seniors are two of the better defensive players in the country,Ž Auriemma said. We can count on those two every game. Gabbys going to play great every game. She plays at a certain level every game. Kias one of the toughest competitors weve had at Connecticut.Ž UConn (35-0) will face defending national champion South Carolina on Monday night to try and advance to a record 11th straight Final Four. Last time we played them we got out to an early run so I dont think any of us are expecting it to be easy (Monday),Ž said Williams, who had 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Aja (Wilson) doesnt want her college career to be over on Monday. We know they are going to put up a fight and it will be a battle.ŽSOUTH CAROLINA 79, BUFFALO 63: Aja Wilson, the consensus “ rst pick in the next WNBA draft, had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Alexis Jennings added 20 points, and South Carolina held off the upstart Bulls 79-63 on Saturday to keep alive its quest to defend its national title. South Carolinas dominance inside against the smaller Bulls spelled the difference. The Gamecocks outrebounded Buffalo 48-21, outscored the Bulls 20-5 on secondchance points, and “ nished with a 52-30 edge in the paint. Second-seeded South Carolina (29-6), whose only losses this season have come against ranked teams, will face top-seeded and unbeaten UConn in the regional “ nal on Monday night. NOTRE DAME 90, TEXAS A&M 84: Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points and Marina Mabrey added 25, hitting a career-high seven 3-pointers, to help top-seed Notre Dame Texas A&M 90-84 on Saturday in the Spokane Regional semi“ nals. The Fighting Irish (32-3) rallied from a 13-point “ rst-half de“ cit and are back in their familiar spot of playing for a trip to the Final Four. It took a fantastic shooting performance from Mabrey and some key contributions late from Ogunbowale and Jackie Young for Notre Dame to hold off Chennedy Carter and the Aggies. OREGON 83, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 69: Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and secondseeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday in the Spokane Region semi“ nal of the womens NCAA Tournament. Lexi Bando added 14 points for Oregon (33-4), which earned a second consecutive trip to the Elite Eight with its 12th win in a row. The Ducks will play top-seeded Notre Dame in the regional “ nal on Monday. NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT ROUNDUPUConn tops Duke, moves on to Elite EightAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA „ Ben Simmons had a tripledouble, Joel Embiid dazzled while getting the better of Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers inched closer to their first playoff berth in six years with a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Simmons had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists for the 10th triple-double of his rookie season. Embiid scored 19 points, and had a left-handed block of Towns, a 3-pointer and a windmill dunk in the Sixers 20-4 run to start the third quarter. Dario Saric added 18 points as the Sixers (42-30) won their sixth straight game, ensured a winning season and moved within one win or Detroit loss from their first postseason appearance since 2012. Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points, and Towns had 15 points and 11 rebounds, but shot just 3 of 15 from the field for Minnesota as its twogame winning streak was snapped. Simmons secured his triple-double with 3:19 left in the third quarter when he put back his own miss for his 10th point. It was part of a dominating 39-19 period for the Sixers that broke open a close game. Embiid provided the biggest roar when his acrobatic, breakaway dunk made it 79-56 with 6:39 left. After Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau called a timeout, Embiid egged on the crowd by raising his arms and screaming. Coach Brett Brown was forced to reinsert Simmons and Embiid with 2:39 left after the Wolves reserves cut a 29-point deficit to 111-101.PISTONS 117, BULLS 95: Anthony Tolliver scored 25 points, and Detroit made 13 3-pointers in the “ rst half to rout Chicago. The Pistons have won three of four, with the only loss in that span in overtime at Houston, but Detroit still trails Milwaukee by 5 games for the “ nal playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 20 rebounds for Detroit. MAGIC 105, SUNS 99: Aaron Gordon had 29 points and 11 rebounds in Orlandos victory over Phoenix. Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and nine rebounds, and D.J. Augustin nearly had his “ rst triple-double of the season with 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Magic had lost three in a row. Phoenix has lost 11 straight and 26 of 28. NHL ROUNDUPLandeskog helps Avs nip Knights in shootoutNBA ROUNDUPSimmons triple-double lifts 76ers to wi n Associated PressDENVER „ Gabriel Landeskog beat Marc Andre-Fleury with a nifty move in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche kept expansion Vegas from clinching a playoff spot by beating the Golden Knights 2-1 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov stopped all three shots in the shootout. He finished with 39 saves, including seven in overtime. Carl Soderberg was back on the ice after missing two games with an illness and contributed with a first-period goal. Colorado remains in the thick of the playoff picture as the team picked up its 26th home win, which is tied for the third-most in Avalanche history. The Pacific Divisionleading Golden Knights are on the doorstep of earning their playoff spot and a win over the Avalanche wouldve wrapped up things. They were kept in this game thanks to the play of Fleury, who was back in the net after sustaining an undisclosed injury Tuesday. Fleury made 29 saves. Jonathan Marchessault tied the game early in the third, moments after Fleury made an incredible save with his right leg. It would be a familiar trend. The play of the game may have been this: Blake Comeau had a breakaway in the third as he tried to corral the puck near center ice. Fleury came all the way out to disrupt Comeau, who sidestepped Fleurys stick only to tumble to the ice and not be able to knock it into the wide-open net. In overtime, Fleury also stopped Erik Johnson on a breakaway. This game had a playoff-like atmosphere, with the crowd cheering every hit and shot. The two teams turn around and play in Vegas on Monday. BLUES 2, BLUE JACKETS 1: Jake Allen made 33 saves, Alexander Steen scored on St. Louis “ rst shot of the game, and the Blues stopped the Columbus Blue Jackets 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis, which has won “ ve in row. The Blues have also won four straight games on the road and earned points in four of their last “ ve away from home. SHARKS 5, FLAMES 1: Evander Kane scored twice to give him six goals in his past two games against Calgary and the San Jose Sharks won their seventh straight game, beating the Flames 5-1 on Saturday. RANGERS 5, SABRES 1: Jimmy Vesey had two goals and an assist, Alexandar Georgiev stoped 43 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Saturday night. Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Neal Pionk each added a goal and an assist as the Rangers completed a sweep of the three-game season series and improved to 13-3-0 in the last 16 meetings with the Sabres. BLACKHAWKS 3, ISLANDERS 1: Anton Forsberg stopped 28 shots to help the Chicago Blackhawks snap a “ vegame losing streak with a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad scored in the second period, and Brent Seabrook added an empty-netter for the Blackhawks. John Tavares scored late in the third period and Jaroslav Halak “ nished with 22 saves as the Islanders lost for the “ fth time in six games and 13 in their last 15 (2-9-4). AP PHOTOMinnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins, front right, shoots against Philadelphia 76ers Dario Saric, left, of Croatia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, in Philadelphia.

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Watson, who is back to playing like a two-time Masters champion. It will and would be a great accomplishment,Ž Thomas said. But Im just worried about trying to beat Bubba Watson tomorrow.Ž Watson made all the key putts in a battle of Georgia southpaws when he beat Brian Harman in the morning, and then he turned a tight match into a runaway against Kiradech Aphibarnrat by winning five of six holes on the back nine for a 5-and-3 victory. That put Watson, who won last month at Riviera, in the semifinals for the first time since his Match Play debut in 2011. Alex Noren extended his run at Austin Country Club by winning for the ninth time in his last 10 matches. His only loss was to Johnson a year ago in the quarterfinals, and he needed only 31 holes to beat Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith of Australia. The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ We are still about a month away from the NFL draft and a lot can happen to alter the complexion of the first round. But this much seems true: Four quarterbacks are likely to go in the first seven picks, if not sooner: USCs Sam Darnold, Wyomings Josh Allen, UCLAs Josh Rosen and Oklahomas Baker Mayfield. The Jets trade with the Colts to move up three spots in the draft might wind up benefiting the Bucs the most. The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick from the Colts for their No. 6 pick as well as their Nos. 37 and 49 overall picks this year and a secondround pick in 2019. Colts general manager Chris Ballard is counting on Andrew Luck finally returning from his shoulder injury, so Ballard had one of the few teams not looking to take advantage of this years fertile quarterback class. The Jets have 38-yearold Josh McCown and Vikings free agent Teddy Bridgewater signed to one-year deals. But clearly they moved up to make sure they got one of the four aforementioned quarterbacks. So the new draft order: 1. Browns; 2. Giants; 3. Jets; 4. Browns; 5. Broncos; 6. Colts; 7. Bucs. Thanks to the Jets trade, the Browns, who might have been entertaining taking Penn State running back Saquon Barkley No. 1 overall, now have to take a quarterback since they cant be sure the one they really want will still be on the board at No. 4. The Browns also signed running back Carlos Hyde to a three-year, $15 million contract. Left tackle Joe Thomas retired in the offseason, so they have needs on the offensive line. At No. 2, the Giants could go any direction. They might want N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb to replace Jason Pierre-Paul, who was traded Thursday to the Bucs. But Barkley is arguably the best player in the draft. But cmon, Eli Manning isnt going to play forever. Can they turn down a chance to get an heir at quarterback? Another thing to consider: the 2019 QB class wont be a great one. The Broncos are almost certain to draft a quarterback, and the Colts need defensive line help but could also entertain more offers to trade back. Where does that leave the Bucs? Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson is a real possibility. But do you want to take a Loyola of Chicago-like flyer at No. 7? How about Barkley falling to the Bucs? With that seventh pick, there might be a temptation to move up, Bus GM Jason Licht said. There might be a temptation to move back and pick up some extra picks. Its all going to depend on what players are available and how many are available at that pick. How many you think might still be available two picks back, four picks back. I dont think you can ever have enough premier defensive ends. I dont think you can ever have enough premier offensive linemen.LICHT UNPLUGGEDIf you havent listened to the Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast, shame on you. In an interview, Licht discussed the inside story of how the trade for Pierre-Paul came about. The general manager also offered great insight into the Bucs other dealings. Here are some excerpts: On informing Ali Marpet he would not play center if Ryan Jensen was signed: Dirk (Koetter) and I brought Ali into the office, talked to him and said, Ali, we liked what you did at center, we really feel like youre coming along there. We feel like you have a great career path there if you want to do it. Were not trying to replace you at center. But theres a player that we really like. He happens to be a center that we like. We like him better at center than guard and to make our offensive line better, thats the move that we would do. And Ali said, If you guys hadnt asked me this, I wouldve told you the same thing: I just want to win. He said, Im totally fine with it. In fact, he asked if he could go to dinner with him. On getting help from former Bucs offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey to attract Jensen: Garrett Gilkey and Ryan Jensen are best friends. Garrett Gilkey showed him around town and his wife, sold them on the town and the community. I will always be forever indebted to Garrett Gilkey. I told him Ill buy him a beer. On D-line coach Brentson Buckner pushing the team over the top to convince defensive end Vinny Curry to sign: Buck can speak the same language with him, that defensive line lingo. He knew everything about him. He sold him on the place, sold him on his role and in a matter of minutes the agent called and said he was ready to do a deal after Buck talked to him. Its great to have a guy, an asset like that when youre building. A guy who can recruit. Were not in the recruiting business very often, but when we are, its good to have it. On defensive tackle Beau Allen getting a better offer from another team in the 11th hour but sticking with the Bucs: After we had agreed to terms with him, he had another team come in and offer him more money. They let us know that, but they let us know that Beau said he would never renege on a deal. A deals a deal. So, as soon as he landed, I had one of our guys meet him at the airport and had him sign his contract the minute he walked into the hotel to make sure we had him.ŽNFL: BuccaneersThe quarterback derby in NFL draft will push a very good player to Bucs at No. 7AP PHOTORunning back Saquon Barkley catches a pass during Penn States pro day workouts in State College, Pa. on Tuesday. By JANIE McCAULEYAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. „ Stephen Curry will miss at least three weeks with a sprained left knee, meaning the Golden State Warriors will be without their do-everything point guard and second-leading scorer for the rest of the regular season. Curry could be back at the start of the playoffs next month if all goes well in rehabbing his latest injury. An MRI on Saturday showed a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament and the team said Curry would be re-evaluated in three weeks „ that would be April 14 and a possible Game 1 of the playoffs for Golden State. The two-time MVP had returned from a sixgame absence after his latest right ankle injury Friday night only to injure his left knee. In the third quarter of a victory against Atlanta, center JaVale McGee fell into him. Curry hobbled off the court grimacing, sat on the bench and put his head down. The defending champions were already without their three other All-Stars: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Green is likely to be back from a bruised pelvis for Sunday nights home game against Utah. Durant is still recovering from a broken rib and Thompson has a fractured right thumb. Hopefully, we will have five guys that can suit up by the playoffs,Ž coach Steve Kerr said. Curry scored 29 points before his knee injury, which Kerr called kind of a strange, cruel twist of fate.Ž Steph, hes battled it,Ž said guard Quinn Cook, who has played regularly in Currys place. He always stays positive, stays in tune to whats going on. Obviously, we need him to be on the floor for us to get where we want to go. Guys have to keep having his back. These little knick-knack injuries, its frustrating, obviously, for him. I know hes worried about the common goal at the end of the season. I know hell be fine.ŽNBA: WarriorsStephen Curry out at least 3 weeksAP PHOTOGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring, with guard Quinn Cook (4) and center JaVale McGee (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23. By MIKE CRANSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA „ The Philadelphia 76ers want Markelle Fultz back this season, but only when the No. 1 pick in last years draft is comfortable that hes regained his shooting stroke. Coach Brett Brown said before Saturday nights game against Minnesota that it would take Fultz telling the teams hes ready to play before a decision is made on his status for the rest of the regular season and playoffs. Theres no clandestine conspiracy theory motive,Ž Brown said. You know what I know. Its fluid.Ž Fultz played four games in October and shot 9-of-27 from the field and didnt attempt a 3-pointer. The Sixers then shut down the 19-year-old with what they called soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.Ž Fultz has long since returned to practice, but is still working on his shooting form. Video from workouts in January showed Fultz awkwardly pushing the ball from his chest. It appears his stroke has improved, but he missed his 68th consecutive game Saturday. I think he is quite close,Ž Brown said Fultz, who has declined to speak to reporters. I think if wed all watch the video wed all probably agree with that.Ž The Sixers traded with Boston to move up to the No. 1 spot in the draft last June to take the University of Washington star in hopes hed be the missing piece on a promising team that includes young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Fultz scoring off the dribble and creating his own shot havent materialized. Still, the Sixers were closing in on their first playoff berth in six years and arent giving up hope on their 6-foot-4 guard even though after Saturday there are only 10 games left in the regular season. Its just something that when Markelle Fultz feels like he can go „ he really feels good about himself and his health, the shoulder, everything and the medical people support that „ he knows that he has a coaching staff and a team that will welcome him in when he says go,Ž Brown said. He also understands the season is around the corner in terms of the end of the regular season. Thats where its at.ŽNBA: 76ers W ill Fultz return this season? Its up to him Other than that, not much.Ž Kokkinakis, 21, has long been regarded as a promising talent thanks to a thunderous serve and forehand, but has been plagued by injuries. The match was his first against Federer, although theyve practiced together. Ive always liked his game,Ž Federer said. Im happy for him that on the big stage he was able to show it. Its a big result for him in his career, and I hope its going to launch him.Ž Federers defeat left both No. 1 players out of the tournament. Simona Halep lost hours earlier to Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Eighttime womens champion Serena Williams was eliminated Wednesday. Federer wont be playing to reclaim the No. 1 spot anytime soon. He said hell skip the upcoming clay season for the second year in a row, including the French Open. In other mens play, American Frances Tiafoe broke serve only once „ after he was two points from defeat „ and that was enough to rally past No. 21-seeded Kyle Edmund 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5). No. 4 Alexander Zverev edged Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5). Federers match turned when he played a poor service game and was broken at love to fall behind 3-1 in the second set. Kokkinakis never broke again but held the rest of the way, consistently topping 125 mph with his serve. Every time I had chances, something bad happened,Ž Federer said. Wrong decisionmaking by me, good decision-making by him. Its disappointing. I dont know why I couldnt get to any level I was happy with today.Ž Federer kept one exchange going by hitting a volley behind his back, but couldnt win even that point. He laughed then „ it was early in the match „ but looked grim two hours later as the end neared. On match point, Federer buried a backhand return in the bottom of the net. Kokkinakis screamed in celebration, waved his index finger and gestured for more noise from the appreciative capacity crowd.TENNISFrom Page 1GOLFFrom Page 1

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Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, March 25, 2018 / The SunRamblin onAP PHOTOSLoyola-Chicago guard Donte Ingram celebrates a basket against Kansas State during the second half of Saturdays regional final game in Atlanta. Loyola-Chicago makes “ rst Final Four appearance since 1963By PAUL NEWBERRYAssociated PressATLANTA „ Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four. This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet. Ben Richardson scored 23 points and 11th-seeded Loyola romped to a 78-62 victory over Kansas State on Saturday night, capping off a remarkable run through the bracketbusting South Regional. The Ramblers (32-5) matched the lowestseeded team ever to reach the Final Four, joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). Those other three all lost in the national semifinals. Dont bet against Loyola, which emerged from a regional that produced a staggering array of upsets. The South became the first regional in the tournament history to have the top four seeds „ including overall No. 1 Virginia „ knocked out on the opening weekend. In the end, it was the Ramblers cutting down the nets. After three close calls, this one was downright easy. Final Four! Final Four!Ž the scarf-clad faithful from Chicago chanted as the final seconds ticked off. Loyola continued to be inspired by its 98-yearold team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, who led a prayer in the locker room before the game, then was pushed onto the court in her wheelchair to join the celebration when it was done. Joining the celebration were Jerry Harkness and other members of the Ramblers 1963 national championship team, which played one of the most socially significant games in college basketball history on its way to the title. It was known as the Game of Change,Ž matching the Ramblers and their mostly black roster against an allwhite Mississippi State team at the height of the civil rights movement, setting up an even more significant contest three years later. Texas Western, with five African-American starters, defeated Kentucky in the national championship game. Even with a title on their resume, this performance came out of nowhere. Loyola had not made the tournament since 1985 until they broke the drought by winning the Missouri Valley Conference. Then, as if benefiting from some sort of divine intervention, the Ramblers won their first three tournament games by a total of four points. Finally, with the Final Four on the line, they turned in a thoroughly dominating performance. Not the least bit intimidated, Loyola came out in attack mode right from the start against a ninthseeded Kansas State team that rode a stifling defense to the regional final. Moving the ball just as youd expect from a veteran squad with two seniors and two fourthyear juniors in the starting lineup, the Ramblers kept getting open looks and shot 56 percent in the opening half, opening up a 36-24 lead. The Ramblers really turned it on in the second half. Richardson swished a 3-pointer as he was fouled by Kamau Stokes, winding up flat on his back while flashing a huge smile with his arms raised above his head. He knocked down the free throw to complete the four-point play, stretching the lead to 44-29. Things went so well for the Ramblers that they actually increased their lead during the first television timeout of the second half. The officials went back and reviewed a replay of Donte Ingrams jumper in the opening minute of the period, ruling he was behind the 3-point line when he released the shot to change the margin from 46-33 to 47-33. Not that it mattered at the end.Big pictureLoyola: While Richardson was the top scorer, the Ramblers got contributions from everyone. Donte Ingram and Marques Townes were also in double figures, while burly freshman center Cameron Krutwig came up big under the basket.Kansas State: The Wildcats were surrendering an average of 53.3 points per game in the NCAA Tournament and had not allowed more than 59 in their first three games. Loyola went by that with more than 9 minutes to go, which was more than enough to hold off the Wildcats even when things got a little sloppy in the closing minutes.Up nextLoyola: The Ramblers are headed to San Antonio next Saturday to meet the winner of the West Regional final between Florida State and Michigan. They will try to become the lowest-seeded team to win a national championship, a distinction held by Villanovas eighthseeded team in 1985.Kansas State: After their impressive run in the tournament, the Wildcats will face heightened expectations next season. All five starters, plus ailing forward Dean Wade, can return next season.LoyolaChicago guard Clayton Custer (13) passes in front of Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) during the first half of of Saturdays regional final game in Atlanta. Loyola-Chicago guard Ben Richardson (14) celebrates a threepoint shot against Kansas State during the first half of of Saturdays regional final game in Atlanta. NCAA TOURNAMENT ELITE EIGHTA look at Saturdays Regional Final games I think its great for the sport,Ž Krzyzewski said. As for the latest chapter in the Kansas-Duke series, the top-seeded Jayhawks (30-7) are more like a plucky underdog „ at least by their high standards „ while second-seeded Duke (29-7) and its cadre of ridiculously talented freshmen appear to be rounding into titlecontending form. Duke is a betting favorite in the game even though it is the lower seed. The Jayhawks have clawed their way into their third straight regional final as a No. 1 behind teamwork and a toughness that wasnt always there in the winter. Their last two wins, over Seton Hall and Clemson, came by just 4 points apiece „ but Kansas has won six straight postseason games after tearing through the Big 12 Tournament. Itll be a tough game. But its going to be a fun game,Ž Self said. We know weve got our hands full. But we like to think the y have their hands full too.Ž Duke cruised through to the Sweet 16, but then had to survive a furious challenge from ACC rival Syracuse and its bewildering 2-3 zone on Friday night. The young Blue Devils have flourished under the leadership of senior captain Grayson Allen, who is 12-2 in the NCAA Tournament. Were both here for a reason. Itll be a good one,Ž Duke star Marvin Bagley III said. Here are some of the story lines to look out for when the Blue Devils face the Jayhawks:GRAHAM VS. GRAYSONFor all the talk about the young stars on each team, each squad is run by a star senior guard coming off a so-so game. Devonte Graham, the Big 12 player of the year for Kansas, shot just 4 of 12 from the field in an 80-76 victory over Clemson, and Allen was just 3 of 14 on 3s in a 69-65 win over the Orange. But both Krzyzewski and Self expect their veteran stars to bounce back. Hes the best intangibles guy weve ever had here,Ž Self said of Graham.NCAAFrom Page 1 *The Michigan vs. Florida State game ended after press deadline. For full results visit www.ncaa.com/march-madness

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The Sun / Sunday, March 25, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 75 51 20 4 106 272 213 x-Boston 73 46 17 10 102 243 188 Toronto 75 45 23 7 97 255 213 Florida 73 38 28 7 83 223 224 Montreal 76 27 37 12 66 192 243 Detroit 75 27 37 11 65 192 233 Ottawa 74 26 37 11 63 203 262 Buffalo 75 23 40 12 58 174 248Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 75 44 24 7 95 236 221 Pittsburgh 75 42 27 6 90 246 229 Columbus 76 42 29 5 89 215 208 Philadelphia 75 38 25 12 88 226 223 New Jersey 75 39 28 8 86 225 225 Carolina 75 33 31 11 77 208 239 N.Y. Rangers 75 33 34 8 74 219 241 N.Y. Islanders 75 31 34 10 72 242 273WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 73 48 15 10 106 238 183 Winnipeg 74 45 19 10 100 245 192 Minnesota 73 41 24 8 90 227 210 Colorado 75 41 26 8 90 239 218 St. Louis 75 42 28 5 89 209 196 Dallas 75 38 29 8 84 214 204 Chicago 76 31 36 9 71 214 234Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 75 47 21 7 101 250 204 San Jose 75 43 23 9 95 232 203 Los Angeles 75 41 27 7 89 219 187 Anaheim 75 38 24 13 89 212 200 Calgary 76 35 31 10 80 205 231 Edmonton 74 33 36 5 71 214 236 Vancouver 75 26 40 9 61 193 246 Arizona 75 25 39 11 61 186 241 x-clinched playoff spot; 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesMontreal 3, Buffalo 0 New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Winnipeg 3, Anaheim 2, OT St. Louis 4, Vancouver 1 Boston 3, Dallas 2Saturdays GamesColorado 2, Vegas 1, SO San Jose 5, Calgary 1 Chicago 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Buffalo 1 Toronto 4, Detroit 3 Florida 4, Arizona 2 New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1 Washington 6, Montreal 4 Carolina 5, Ottawa 2 St. Louis 2, Columbus 1 Nashville at Minnesota, late Los Angeles at Edmonton, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Nashville at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 7 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.Mondays GamesFlorida at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Vegas, 10 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.AVALANCHE 2, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1, SOVEGAS 0 0 1 0 „ 1 COLORADO 1 0 0 0 „ 2Colorado wins shootout 1-0First Period„1, Colorado, Soderberg 16 (Compher, Kerfoot), 13:52 (pp). Penalties„Merrill, VGK, (holding), 9:01; Haula, VGK, (tripping), 12:21; Comeau, COL, (slashing), 16:34. Second Period„None. Penalties„Marchessault, VGK, (tripping), 2:10. Third Period„2, Vegas, Marchessault 24 (Theodore), 1:15. Penalties„Carpenter, VGK, (tripping), 2:27. Overtime„None. Penalties„None. Shootout„Vegas 0 (Perron NG, Haula NG, Marchessault NG), Colorado 1 (MacKinnon NG, Rantanen NG, Landeskog G). Shots on Goal„Vegas 11-10-12-7„40. Colorado 13-9-6-2„30. Power -play opportunities„Vegas 0 of 1; Colorado 1 of 4. Goalies„Vegas, Fleury 27-11-4 (30 shots-29 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 23-15-6 (40-39). A„18,042 (18,007). T„2:39. Referees„Chris Lee, Brad Watson. Linesmen„ Brandon Gawryletz, Trent Knorr.SHARKS 5, FLAMES 1CALGARY 1 0 0 „ 1 SAN JOSE 2 1 2 „ 5 First Period„1, San Jose, Dillon 4 (Meier, Tierney), 7:52. 2, San Jose, Hansen 2 (Burns, Goodrow), 9:06. 3, Calgary, Stone 3 (Stewart, Ferland), 12:17. Penalties„None. Second Period„4, San Jose, Kane 26 (Tierney), 8:26 (sh). Penalties„Dillon, SJ, (slashing), 1:59; Andersson, CGY, (holding), 6:14; Labanc, SJ, (hooking), 6:59; Goodrow, SJ, (high sticking), 10:17; Hamilton, CGY, (high sticking), 17:26; Backlund, CGY, (roughing), 18:00; Kane, SJ, (roughing), 18:00; Kane, SJ, served by Labanc, (roughing), 18:00. Third Period„5, San Jose, Braun 4 (Couture, Karlsson), 10:09. 6, San Jose, Kane 27 (Dillon, Pavelski), 12:10. Penalties„Hamonic, CGY, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:15; Kane, SJ, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:15; Hamonic, CGY, Major (“ ghting), 3:15; Kane, SJ, Major (“ ghting), 3:15; Giordano, CGY, (cross checking), 4:13; Dillon, SJ, Major (“ ghting), 15:02; Hathaway, CGY, Major (“ ghting), 15:02. Shots on Goal„Calgary 11-17-10„38. San Jose 9-14-10„33. Power -play opportunities„Calgary 0 of 4; San Jose 0 of 3. Goalies„Calgary, Rittich 8-5-3 (33 shots-28 saves). San Jose, Jones 28-18-6 (38-37). A„17,562 (17,562). T„2:32. Referees„Tom Kowal, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen„Lonnie Cameron, Kiel Murchison.RANGERS 5, SABRES 1BUFFALO 0 0 1 „ 1 N.Y. RANGERS 2 3 0 „ 5 First Period„1, N.Y. Rangers, Kreider 15 (Fast, Zibanejad), 16:29. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Vesey 16 (Zuccarello), 18:02. Penalties„None. Second Period„3, N.Y. Rangers, Pionk 1 (Hayes, Vesey), 3:59. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Zibanejad 27 (Pionk, Kreider), 8:45 (pp). 5, N.Y. Rangers, Vesey 17 (Spooner, Hayes), 14:47 (pp). Penalties„Nolan, BUF, (holding), 8:23; Scandella, BUF, Major (“ ghting), 9:17; Holland, NYR, Major (“ ghting), 9:17; Kreider, NYR, (holding), 10:25; Eichel, BUF, (slashing), 13:28. Third Period„6, Buffalo, Reinhart 20 (OReilly, Okposo), 15:26 (pp). Penalties„Sproul, NYR, (hooking), 4:50; Zibanejad, NYR, (tripping), 14:13; Nolan, BUF, (hooking), 15:33. Shots on Goal„Buffalo 21-9-14„44. N.Y. Rangers 10-7-6„23. Power -play opportunities„Buffalo 1 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 2 of 3. Goalies„Buffalo, Ullmark 1-2-0 (11 shots-10 saves), Lehner 14-25-9 (12-8). N.Y. Rangers, Georgiev 3-3-1 (44-43). T„2:24. Referees„Dave Jackson, Kendrick Nicholson. Linesmen„Greg Devorski, Bevan Mills.BLACKHAWKS 3, ISLANDERS 1CHICAGO 0 2 1 „ 3 N.Y. ISLANDERS 0 0 1 „ 1 First Period„None. Penalties„Anisimov, CHI, (tripping), 14:51. Second Period„1, Chicago, Kane 26 (Sharp, Gustafsson), 2:36 (pp). 2, Chicago, Saad 17 (Rutta, Oesterle), 4:25. Penalties„Hickey, NYI, (tripping), 2:03. Third Period„3, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 33 (Hickey, Lee), 17:18. 4, Chicago, Seabrook 6, 18:46. Penalties„Lee, NYI, (holding), 1:55; Anisimov, CHI, (tripping), 11:48. Shots on Goal„Chicago 9-10-6„25. N.Y. Islanders 10-8-14„32. Power -play opportunities„Chicago 1 of 2; N.Y. Islanders 0 of 2. Goalies„Chicago, Forsberg 10-16-3 (32 shots-31 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Halak 18-26-6 (24-22). A„13,091 (15,795). T„2:14. Referees„Tom Chmielewski, Tim Peel. Linesmen„Shane Heyer, Pierre Racicot.BLUES 2, BLUE JACKETS 1ST. LOUIS 1 1 0 „ 2 COLUMBUS 0 1 0 „ 1 First Period„1 St. Louis Steen 15 ( Brodziak Berglund), 3:00. Penalties„Vanek, CBJ, (tripping), 11:54; Jones, CBJ, (high sticking), 19:29. Second Period„2, St. Louis, Tarasenko 29 (Schenn, Schwartz), 9:37. 3, Columbus, Atkinson 19, 14:32. Penalties„Sobotka, STL, (tripping), 16:21. Third Period„None. Penalties„Berglund, STL, major (high sticking), 9:14; Foligno, CBJ, (slashing), 9:36. Shots on Goal„St. Louis 8-13-7„28. Columbus 14-12-8„34. Power -play opportunities„St. Louis 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 3. Goalies„St. Louis, Allen 26-21-2 (34 shots-33 saves). Columbus, Bob rovsky 34-22-5 (28-26). A„19,080 (18,500). T„2:29. Referees„Steve Kozari, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen„Brian Murphy, Andrew Smith.DEVILS 2, LIGHTNING 1TAMPA BAY 0 0 1 „ 1 NEW JERSEY 1 1 0 „ 2 First Period„1, New Jersey, Hischier 18 (Butcher, Mueller), 17:51. Penalties„Moore, NJ, (holding), 18:36; Hedman, TB, (hooking), 19:50. Second Period„2, New Jersey, Palmieri 21 (Hall, Zacha), 10:59. Penalties„Gibbons, NJ, (hooking), 18:19; Miller, TB, (delay of game), 18:19. Third Period„3, Tampa Bay, Palat 9 (Sergachev, Point), 4:22 (pp). Penalties„Butcher, NJ, (tripping), 2:27. Shots on Goal„Tampa Bay 14-10-12„36. New Jersey 11-13-7„31. Power -play opportunities„Tampa Bay 1 of 2; New Jersey 0 of 1. Goalies„Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 42-15-3 (31 shots-29 saves). New Jersey, Kinkaid 21-10-2 (36-35). A„16,514 (16,514). T„2:33. Referees„Kevin Pollock, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen„Steve Miller, Tim Nowak.HURRICANES 5, SENATORS 2CAROLINA 1 1 3 „ 5 OTTAWA 1 0 1 „ 2 First Period„1, Carolina, Di Giuseppe 4 (Zykov), 7:34. 2, Ottawa, B.Ryan 9 (Karlsson, Dzingel), 9:38. Penalties„Staal, CAR, (tripping), 13:38. Second Period„3, Carolina, McGinn 14 (Staal, Dahlbeck), 17:19. Penalties„van Riemsdyk, CAR, (tripping), 7:32; Ottawa bench, served by Chlapik (delay of game), 17:19. Third Period„4, Carolina, Hani“ n 9 (Aho, Zykov), 8:29. 5, Carolina, Skinner 23 (Di Giuseppe), 9:37. 6, Ottawa, Chabot 7 (Hoffman, Paajarvi), 16:34. 7, Carolina, Staal 17, 19:25. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Carolina 5-8-11„24. Ottawa 12-8-16„36. Power -play opportunities„Carolina 0 of 1; Ottawa 0 of 2. Goalies„Carolina, Ward 21-13-4 (36 shots-34 saves). Ottawa, Condon 5-15-5 (23-19). A„16,555 (18,572). T„2:29. Referees„Jean Hebert, Ghislain Hebert. Linesmen„Brad Kovachik, Derek Nansen.PANTHERS 4, C OYOTES 2ARIZONA 1 1 0 „ 2 FLORIDA 0 0 4 „ 4 First Period„1, Arizona, Keller 22 (Panik, Stepan), 14:36. Penalties„None. Second Period„2, Arizona, Panik 11 (Keller, Stepan), 1:33 (pp). Penalties„Florida bench, served by Vatrano (too many men on the ice), 0:40; Ekman-Larsson, ARI, (holding), 8:03; Weegar, FLA, (cross checking), 8:03; Strome, ARI, (high sticking), 11:54; Ekman-Larsson, ARI, (holding), 18:17. Third Period„3, Florida, Trocheck 29 (Yandle, McGinn), 6:13. 4, Florida, Trocheck 30 (Huberdeau, Pysyk), 9:33. 5, Florida, Malgin 11 (Mamin, Sceviour), 16:15. 6, Florida, McGinn 12 (Barkov, Trocheck), 19:46 (pp). Penalties„Archibald, ARI, (slashing), 9:59; Chychrun, ARI, (slashing), 18:58. Shots on Goal„Arizona 13-11-4„28. Florida 9-20-18„47. Power -play opportunities„Arizona 1 of 1; Florida 1 of 4. Goalies„Arizona, Kuemper 12-6-4 (46 shots-43 saves). Florida, Reimer 19-13-5 (28-26). A„14,905 (19,250). T„2:33. Referees„Dan ORourke, Ian Walsh. Linesmen„ Brian Mach, Jonny Murray.CAPITALS 6, CANADIENS 4WASHINGTON 3 1 2 „ 6 MONTREAL 1 1 2 „ 4 First Period„1, Montreal, Galchenyuk 17 (de la Rose), 8:35. 2, Washington, Kuznetsov 22 (Carlson, Backstrom), 11:11 (pp). 3, Washington, Wilson 12 (Backstrom), 14:49. 4, Washington, Wilson 13 (Backstrom, Bura kovsky), 18:11. Penalties„Shaw, MTL, (high sticking), 10:35. Second Period„5, Washington, Beagle 7 (Chiasson, Orlov), 4:52. 6, Montreal, Hudon 9 (Shaw, Benn), 19:58. Penalties„Scherbak, MTL, (hooking), 2:25; Wilson, WSH, (holding), 14:49. Third Period„7, Washington, Kuznetsov 23 (Backstrom, Carlson), 1:10 (pp). 8, Washington, Oshie 17 (Jerabek, Bura kovsky), 4:52. 9, Montreal, Hudon 10 (Shaw, Reilly), 9:28. 10, Montreal, Drouin 13 (Galchenyuk, Petry), 18:03 (pp). Penalties„Drouin, MTL, (hooking), 1:00; Wilson, WSH, (high sticking), 5:19; Ovechkin, WSH, (slashing), 17:05. Shots on Goal„Washington 10-10-10„30. Montreal 9-5-7„21. Power -play opportunities„Washington 2 of 3; Montreal 1 of 3. Goalies„Washington, Grubauer 13-9-3 (21 shots-17 saves). Montreal, Price 15-24-6 (30-24). A„21,302 (21,288). T„2:37. Referees„Jake Brenk, Marc Joannette. Linesmen„Scott Driscoll, Matt MacPherson.SMAPLE LEAFS 4, RED WINGS 3DETROIT 0 2 1 „ 3 TORONTO 1 1 2 „ 4 First Period„1, Toronto, Kapanen 7 (van Riemsdyk, Bozak), 14:30. Penalties„Helm, DET, Major (“ ghting), 3:50; Hyman, TOR, Major (“ ghting), 3:50; Brown, TOR, (hooking), 6:14; Bertuzzi, DET, (interference), 8:02; Helm, DET, (delay of game), 9:26. Second Period„2, Detroit, Larkin 12 (Mantha), 4:32. 3, Detroit, Bertuzzi 3 (Zetterberg, DeKeyser), 9:37. 4, Toronto, Brown 14 (Rielly, Dermott), 14:19. Penalties„Zetterberg, DET, (high sticking), 17:24. Third Period„5, Detroit, Nielsen 15 (Kronwall, Witkowski), 4:58. 6, Toronto, Nylander 17 (Matthews), 7:27. 7, Toronto, Kadri 29 (Marleau, Marner), 12:34. Penalties„Daley, DET, (holding), 9:47. Shots on Goal„Detroit 11-19-11„41. Toronto 15-8-6„29. Power -play opportunities„Detroit 0 of 1; Toronto 0 of 4. Goalies„Detroit, Howard 19-26-8 (29 shots-25 saves). Toronto, Andersen 34-19-5 (41-38). T„2:42. Referees„Chris Rooney, Chris Schlenker. Linesmen„Shandor Alphonso, Devin Berg.ECHLEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Manchester 66 40 21 3 2 85 245 192 Adirondack 67 38 22 3 4 83 217 209 Reading 66 35 23 8 0 78 207 183 Wheeling 67 33 25 8 1 75 229 227 Worcester 65 31 26 4 4 70 176 184 Brampton 66 25 31 6 4 60 193 223 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Florida 65 46 13 2 4 98 232 159 x-South Carolina 64 42 15 6 1 91 190 138 Orlando 67 31 27 6 3 71 196 217 Atlanta 68 31 32 2 3 67 196 214 Jacksonville 66 25 34 4 3 57 193 223 Norfolk 68 25 36 6 1 57 203 254 Greenville 66 23 35 7 1 54 192 262 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toledo 67 46 16 3 2 97 223 157 x-Fort Wayne 66 43 18 4 1 91 271 195 Cincinnati 66 36 27 3 0 75 205 199 Kalamazoo 64 32 26 4 2 70 235 229 Indy 65 32 29 3 1 68 214 226 Kansas City 65 32 29 2 2 68 182 199 Quad City 66 22 40 3 1 48 177 274 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Colorado 66 44 16 4 2 94 239 197 x-Idaho 66 39 20 4 3 85 218 176 Wichita 67 33 26 6 2 74 212 215 Allen 65 32 26 5 2 71 215 208 Tulsa 66 29 26 3 8 69 197 208 Utah 66 25 26 9 6 65 215 235 Rapid City 66 21 39 3 3 48 177 246 x-Clinched Playoff Spot y-Clinched Division NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.Fridays GamesWorcester 4, Reading 1 Manchester 5, Adirondack 0 Greenville 3, Jacksonville 2 South Carolina 2, Orlando 1, SO Wheeling 4, Brampton 3 Florida 4, Norfolk 1 Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 2 Indy 3, Fort Wayne 2 Allen 3, Kansas City 2 Quad City 3, Tulsa 2 Colorado 4, Utah 3 Idaho 5, Rapid City 0Saturdays GamesAdirondack 5, Manchester 3 Reading 3, Worcester 0 Florida 5, Norfolk 1 Greenville 3, Jacksonville 2 Cincinnati 3, Wheeling 2, OT Brampton 3, Toledo 2 Fort Wayne 5, Wichita 4, OT Kansas City at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Quad City 2, Tulsa 1 Colorado at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Rapid City at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.Sundays GamesSouth Carolina at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. Indy at Brampton, 2 p.m. Quad City at Tulsa, 4:05 p.m. Kalamazoo at Toledo, 5:15 p.m.Mondays GamesNo games scheduledCOLLEGE HOCKEYNCAA DIVISION 1 HOCKEY TOURNAMENTAll Times EDTNORTHEAST REGIONALAt DCU Center Worcester, Mass. First Round Saturday, March 24 Boston University 3, Cornell 1 Michigan 3, Northeastern 2 Championship Sunday, March 25 Boston University (22-13-4) vs. Michigan (21-14-3), 4 p.m.EAST REGIONALAt Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. First Round Friday, March 23 Notre Dame 4, Michigan Tech 3, OT Providence 1, Clarkson 0 Championship Saturday, March 24 Notre Dame 2, Providence 1MIDWEST REGIONALFirst Round At PPL Center Allentown, Pa. First Round Saturday, March 24 Ohio State 4, Princeton 2 Denver 5, Penn State 1 Championship Sunday, March 25 Ohio State (25-9-5) vs. Denver (23-9-8), 6:30 p.m.WEST REGIONALAt Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, S.D. First Round Friday, March 23 Air Force 4, St. Cloud State 1 Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota State Mankato 2, OT Championship Saturday, March 24 Air Force (23-14-5) vs. Minnesota Duluth (22-16-3), 9 p.m.FROZEN FOURAt Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. National Semi“ nals Thursday, April 5 Notre Dame (27-9-2) vs. East champion, 6 or 9:30 p.m. Midwest champion vs. West champion, 6 or 9:30 p.m. National Championship Saturday, April 7 Semi“ nal winners, 7:30 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 54 19 .740 „ x-Boston 49 23 .681 4 Philadelphia 42 30 .583 11 New York 26 47 .356 28 Brooklyn 23 50 .315 31Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 40 32 .556 „ Miami 39 34 .534 1 Charlotte 32 41 .438 8 Orlando 22 51 .301 18 Atlanta 21 52 .288 19Central Division W L Pct GBIndiana 42 31 .575 1 Milwaukee 38 34 .528 5 Detroit 33 40 .452 10 Chicago 24 49 .329 19 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 58 14 .806 „ San Antonio 43 30 .589 15 New Orleans 43 30 .589 15 Dallas 22 50 .306 36 Memphis 19 53 .264 39Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 44 28 .611 „ Oklahoma City 44 30 .595 1 Minnesota 42 32 .568 3 Utah 41 32 .562 3 Denver 40 33 .548 4Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 54 18 .750 „ L.A. Clippers 38 34 .528 16 L.A. Lakers 31 40 .437 22 Sacramento 24 49 .329 30 Phoenix 19 55 .257 36 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionFridays GamesDenver 108, Washington 100 Indiana 109, L.A. Clippers 104 Cleveland 120, Phoenix 95 Minnesota 108, New York 104 Toronto 116, Brooklyn 112 Milwaukee 118, Chicago 105 Oklahoma City 105, Miami 99 San Antonio 124, Utah 120, OT Boston 105, Portland 100 Golden State 106, Atlanta 94Saturdays GamesPhiladelphia 120, Minnesota 108 Detroit 117, Chicago 95 Orlando 105, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers at Memphis, late New Orleans at Houston, late Charlotte at Dallas, lateTodays GamesCleveland at Brooklyn, 1 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 5 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.Mondays GamesDenver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 7 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 10 p.m.76ERS 120, TIMBERWOLVES 108MINNESOTA (108) Bjelica 2-9 0-0 5, Gibson 3-5 1-2 7, Towns 3-15 7-8 15, Teague 1-8 1-2 3, Wiggins 7-17 2-5 16, Georges-Hunt 3-5 5-5 11, Aldrich 2-4 0-2 4, Dieng 6-12 2-2 15, Brooks 2-6 2-3 8, Jones 4-6 3-3 11, Crawford 4-10 5-6 13. Totals 37-97 28-38 108. PHILADELPHIA (120) Covington 4-10 0-0 11, Saric 6-10 3-5 18, Embiid 6-12 6-8 19, Simmons 5-9 5-8 15, Redick 3-11 0-0 8, Ilyasova 4-9 1-2 9, Holmes 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 3-4 0-0 6, McConnell 1-2 1-3 3, Anderson 3-9 3-3 9, Belinelli 5-6 4-5 17, Korkmaz 1-3 0-2 3. Totals 42-88 23-36 120.MINNESOTA 24 28 19 37 „ 108 PHILADELPHIA 32 27 39 22 „ 1203-Point Goals„Minnesota 6-23 (Brooks 2-4, Towns 2-6, Dieng 1-1, Bjelica 1-4, Jones 0-1, Teague 0-2, Crawford 0-2, Wiggins 0-3), Philadelphia 13-37 (Belinelli 3-4, Saric 3-6, Covington 3-9, Redick 2-7, Korkmaz 1-1, Embiid 1-3, Ilyasova 0-3, Anderson 0-4). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Minnesota 53 (Towns, Dieng 11), Philadelphia 51 (Simmons 12). Assists„Minnesota 19 (Jones 6), Philadelphia 33 (Simmons 13). Total Fouls„Minnesota 27, Philadelphia 29. Technicals„Gibson, Teague, Simmons. A„20,668 (21,600). PISTONS 117, BULLS 95CHICAGO (95) Valentine 7-14 0-0 18, Vonleh 5-13 1-2 12, Lopez 2-7 0-0 4, Payne 4-10 1-2 10, Holiday 2-9 0-0 5, Zipser 0-2 0-0 0, Portis 5-13 0-0 10, Felicio 4-6 2-2 10, Grant 4-10 0-0 10, Arcidiacono 1-1 0-0 3, Nwaba 5-12 2-3 13. Totals 39-97 6-9 95. DETROIT (117) S.Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Grif“ n 4-8 0-0 10, Drummond 6-9 3-4 15, Jackson 5-10 3-4 15, Bullock 5-9 0-0 14, Ennis III 5-9 3-4 13, Ellenson 0-1 0-0 0, Tolliver 8-15 3-3 25, Moreland 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 5-9 1-1 12, Buycks 0-2 0-0 0, Galloway 0-1 0-0 0, Kennard 5-9 2-2 13. Totals 43-86 15-18 117.CHICAGO 22 25 29 19 „ 95 DETROIT 36 30 29 22 „ 1173-Point Goals„Chicago 11-35 (Valentine 4-7, Grant 2-3, Arcidiacono 1-1, Nwaba 1-3, Vonleh 1-5, Payne 1-5, Holiday 1-6, Lopez 0-1, Zipser 0-1, Portis 0-3), Detroit 16-42 (Tolliver 6-12, Bullock 4-7, Grif“ n 2-5, Jackson 2-6, Kennard 1-3, Smith 1-4, S.Johnson 0-1, Galloway 0-1, Ennis III 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Chicago 43 (Felicio 8), Detroit 49 (Drummond 20). Assists„Chicago 27 (Grant 10), Detroit 33 (Grif“ n 9). Total Fouls„Chicago 20, Detroit 11. A„19,139 (21,000).MAGIC 105, SUNS 99PHOENIX (99) Jackson 6-17 6-8 18, Bender 1-7 0-0 3, Chriss 3-8 3-4 10, Payton 6-15 2-4 14, Daniels 4-13 2-2 12, Dudley 1-2 0-0 3, Len 6-10 3-4 15, Ulis 7-13 0-0 14, Harrison 1-1 2-2 5, Reed 1-3 2-2 5. Totals 36-89 20-26 99. ORLANDO (105) Hezonja 4-7 5-8 14, Gordon 10-18 6-9 29, Vucevic 11-26 2-2 24, Augustin 5-7 4-4 15, Iwundu 0-3 0-0 0, Biyombo 0-2 2-2 2, Birch 0-1 0-0 0, Mack 4-11 1-2 12, Purvis 2-6 0-0 6, Artis 0-1 0-0 0, Af” alo 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 37-84 20-27 105.PHOENIX 23 23 28 25 „ 99 ORLANDO 26 12 39 28 „ 1053-Point Goals„Phoenix 7-29 (Daniels 2-10, Harrison 1-1, Reed 1-1, Dudley 1-2, Chriss 1-3, Bender 1-5, Ulis 0-2, Jackson 0-2, Payton 0-3), Orlando 11-30 (Mack 3-5, Gordon 3-6, Purvis 2-4, Af” alo 1-1, Hezonja 1-2, Augustin 1-3, Artis 0-1, Iwundu 0-3, Vucevic 0-5). Fouled Out„ None. Rebounds„Phoenix 41 (Len 9), Orlando 54 (Vucevic, Gordon 11). Assists„Phoenix 21 (Payton 8), Orlando 29 (Augustin 10). Total Fouls„Phoenix 22, Orlando 18. A„17,393 (18,846).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Cleveland 6 228 at Brooklyn at Milwaukee Off Off San Antonio at Indiana 3 207 Miami Boston 6 200 at Sacra. at Washington 10 217 New York at Toronto 8 226 L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City 3 216 Portland at Houston Off Off Atlanta Utah 3 203 at Golden StateCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Villanova 6 Texas Tech Duke 3 KansasMondayat San Francisco 3 North TexasTuesdayWestern Kentucky 1 Utah Penn State 2 Mississippi StateNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -165 Philadelphia +155 at Winnipeg Off Nashville Off at Dallas -270 Vancouver +240 at Minnesota Off Boston Off at Edmonton Off Anaheim Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Traded INF Deven Marrero to Arizona for a player to be named or cash. Optioned INF Tzu-Wei Lin and LHPs Roenis Elias and Robby Scott to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned C Dan Butler, INF Ivan De Jesus Jr. and OFs Rusney Castillo and Aneury Tavarez to minor league camp. Signed C Christian Vazquez to a three-year contract extension. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Released RHP Carlos Torres. DETROIT RED WINGS „ Released SS Alexi Amarista. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned OF Tony Kemp and INF Tyler White to minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Released OF Michael Saunders and RHP Ricky Nolasco. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Claimed DH Kennys Vargas off waivers from Cincinnati. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Domingo German to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Acquired 1B Mike Ford as a Rule 5 draft return from Seattle and assigned him to Scranton/WilkesBarre. Signed C Kellin Deglan to a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned RHP Chasen Bradford to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Traded C Mike Ohlman to Boston for cash. Released RHP Bartolo Colon. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned LHP Matt Dermody outright to Buffalo (IL). Released LHP Craig Breslow. Signed RHP Murphy Smith to a minor league contract.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Designated RHP Albert Suarez for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Reno (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHPs Jackson Stephens and Robert Stephenson to Louisville (IL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned RHP Junior Guerra and OFs Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Optioned RHP Zack Wheeler to minor league camp. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Released RHP Francisco Rodriguez. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned OF Jordan Luplow and C Jacob Stallings to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned RHPs Tyler Jones and Richard Rodriguez to minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Optioned RHP Austin Adams, C Pedro Severino and OF Andrew Stevenson to Syracuse (IL). Reassigned LHPs Tim Collins and Tommy Milone, RHPs Edwin Jackson and Christopher Smith, INF Chris Dominguez, C Spencer Kieboom and OF Moises Sierra to minor league camp. Released INF Reid Brignac and OF Ryan Raburn.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Signed F Jaylen Johnson. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES „ Signed G Marquis Teague to a 10-day contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Agreed to terms with CB Justin Bethel.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCOLORADO AVALANCHE „ Recalled G Spencer Martin from San Antonio (AHL) and G Joe Cannata and F Julien Nantel from Colorado (ECHL) to San Antonio. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Signed G Cam Johnson to a one-year, entry-level contract.American Hockey LeagueSPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS „ Recalled G Evan Cowley from Manchester (ECHL). STOCKTON HEAT „ Recalled D Kayle Doetzel from Kansas City (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended C Jimmy Lodge one game. ADIRONDACK THUNDER „ Signed F Mike Szmatula. ALLEN AMERICANS „ Added G Josh Messick as emergency backup. KALAMAZOO WINGS „ Signed G Ed Minney. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Loaned F Matt Leitner to Utica (AHL). Signed F Jake Horton. Added G Joe Spagnoli as emergency backup.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern EAST REGIONAL At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals FridayVillanova 90, West Virginia 78 Texas Tech 78, Purdue 65Regional Championship TodayVillanova (33-4) vs. Texas Tech (27-9), 2:20 p.m.SOUTH REGIONAL At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals March 22Loyola of Chicago 69, Nevada 68 Kansas State 61, Kentucky 58Regional Championship SaturdayLoyola of Chicago 78, Kansas State 62LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 78, KANSAS ST. 62LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (32-5) Krutwig 4-8 1-1 9, Richardson 7-10 3-3 23, Custer 2-8 2-2 7, Townes 4-6 5-5 13, Ingram 4-6 2-2 12, Jackson 3-3 0-0 6, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, Shanks 0-0 0-0 0, Skokna 0-0 0-0 0, Williamson 3-6 2-3 8, Satterwhite 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 27-47 15-18 78. KANSAS ST. (25-12) Sneed 6-10 0-0 16, Mawien 2-8 0-0 4, Brown 6-16 2-3 14, Stokes 4-12 4-4 13, Diarra 2-8 2-2 7, Sallah 0-1 0-0 0, Love 0-0 0-0 0, Stockard 0-0 1-2 1, McAtee 0-0 0-0 0, Wainright 1-2 0-0 2, Patrick 0-0 0-0 0, Schoen 0-0 0-0 0, McGuirl 2-9 1-1 5, Kinnamon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 10-12 62. Halftime„Loyola of Chicago 36-24. 3-Point Goals„Loyola of Chicago 9-18 (Richardson 6-7, Ingram 2-4, Custer 1-4, Williamson 0-3), Kansas St. 6-25 (Sneed 4-6, Diarra 1-3, Stokes 1-5, Wainright 0-1, Mawien 0-1, Brown 0-4, McGuirl 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Loyola of Chicago 35 (Ingram 8), Kansas St. 27 (Sneed 6). Assists„Loyola of Chicago 17 (Custer 5), Kansas St. 9 (Stokes 4). Total Fouls„Loyola of Chicago 15, Kansas St. 19.MIDWEST REGIONAL At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals FridayKansas 80, Clemson 76 Duke 69, Syracuse 65Regional Championship TodayKansas (30-7) vs. Duke (29-7), 5:05 p.m.WEST REGIONAL At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals March 22Michigan 99, Texas A&M 72 Florida State 75, Gonzaga 60Regional Championship SaturdayMichigan (31-7) vs. Florida State (23-11), lateFINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals March 31Loyola of Chicago (32-5) vs. West champion East champion vs. Midwest championNational Championship April 2Semi“ nal winnersNATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTSemi“ nals At Madison Square Garden, New York TuesdayWestern Kentucky (27-10) vs. Utah (22-11), 7 p.m. Penn State (24-13) vs. Mississippi State (25-11), 9:30 p.m.Championship ThursdaySemi“ nal winners, 8 p.m.COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALChampionship Series (Best-of-3; x-if necessary) MondayNorth Texas (18-17) at San Francisco (21-15), 10 p.m.WednesdaySan Francisco (21-15) at North Texas (18-17), 8:30 p.m.March 30x-San Francisco (21-15) at North Texas (18-17), 7 p.m.COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Quarter“ nals March 21UIC 83, Austin Peay 81 Northern Colorado 86, San Diego 75March 22Sam Houston 76, UTSA 69SaturdayLiberty 84, Central Michigan 71Semi“ nals WednesdayUIC (19-15) at Liberty (22-14), 7 p.m. Sam Houston State (21-14) at Northern Colorado (24-12), 9 p.m.Championship March 30Semi“ nal winners, 7 p.m.NCAA DIV. II TOURNAMENTAt Sioux Falls, S.D. Championship SaturdayFerris State 71, Northern State 69NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern ALBANY REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals Saturday At Albany, N.Y.South Carolina 79, Buffalo 63 UConn 72, Duke 59Regional Championship MondaySouth Carolina (29-6) vs. UConn (35-0), 7 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals Saturday At Spokane, Wash.Notre Dame 90, Texas A&M 84 Oregon 83, Central Michigan 69Regional Championship MondayNotre Dame vs. Oregon (33-4), 9 p.m. KANSAS CITY REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Kansas City, Mo.Mississippi State 71, N.C. State 57 UCLA 84, Texas 75Regional Championship TodayMississippi State (35-1) vs. UCLA (27-7), 7:30 p.m. LEXINGTON REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Lexington, Ky.Oregon State 72, Baylor 67 Louisville 86, Stanford 59Regional Championship TodayOregon State (26-7) vs. Louisville (35-2), noonFINAL FOUR At Columbus, Ohio National Semi“ nals March 30Albany champion vs. Spokane chamion, 7 or 9:30 p.m. Kansas City champion vs. Lexington champion, 7 or 9:30 p.m.National Championship April 1Semi“ nal winners, 6 p.m.WOMENS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT Third Round ThursdayIndiana 73, Purdue 51 Virginia Tech 81, Fordham 50 St. Johns 65, Duquesne 52 Alabama 61, Georgia Tech 59 South Dakota 85, Michigan State 83, OT TCU 81, New Mexico 72FridayWest Virginia 67, James Madison 55 UC Davis 71, Kansas State 69Quarter“ nals TodayUC Davis (28-6) at Indiana (20-14), 2 p.m. Alabama (20-13) at Virginia Tech (21-13), 2 p.m. St. Johns (19-14) at West Virginia (24-11), 4 p.m. TCU (22-12) at South Dakota (29-6), 7 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL Semi“nals SaturdayYale 76, South Alabama 74, OT Central Arkansas 65, Nevada 56Championship Wednesday or ThursdayYale (18-13) vs. Central Arkansas (25-9), TBANCAA WOMENS DIV. II TOURNAMENTAt Sioux Falls, S.D. Championship FridayCentral Missouri 66, Ashland 52GOLFINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAYSaturday at Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas Yardage: 7,108. Par: 71 (seedings in parentheses)Fourth RoundBubba Watson (35), United States, def. Brian Harman (18), U.S., 2 and 1. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (28), Thailand, def. Charles Howell III (59), U.S., 1 up. Kyle Stanley (45), U.S., def. Sergio Garcia (7), Spain, 3 and 1. Justin Thomas (2), U.S., def. Si Woo Kim (50), South Korea, 6 and 5. Cameron Smith (46), Australia, def. Tyrrell Hatton (12), England, 2 and 1. Alex Noren (13), Sweden, def. Patrick Reed (19), U.S., 5 and 3. Ian Poulter (58), England, def. Louis Oosthuizen (25), South Africa, 2 and 1. Kevin Kisner (32), U.S., def. Matt Kuchar (16), U.S., 1 up.Quarter“ nalsBubba Watson (35), United States, def. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (28), Thailand, 5 and 3. Justin Thomas (2), U.S., def. Kyle Stanley (45), U.S., 2 and 1. Alex Noren (13), Sweden, def. Cameron Smith (46), Australia, 4 and 2. Kevin Kisner (32), U.S., def. Ian Poulter (58), England, 8 and 6.PGA TOURCORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Purse: $3 million. Yardage: 7,670; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundBrice Garnett 63-68-69„200 Corey Conners 64-71-67„202 Tyler McCumber 67-70-67„204 Tom Lovelady 69-68-68„205 Seamus Power 68-67-71„206 Denny McCarthy 66-69-71„206 Seungsu Han 67-67-72„206 Harris English 71-69-67„207 Kevin Tway 67-72-68„207 Troy Matteson 66-73-68„207 Martin Flores 68-71-68„207 George McNeill 67-71-69„207 Geoff Ogilvy 69-67-71„207 Keith Mitchell 66-66-75„207 Andrew Putnam 70-68-70„208 Paul Dunne 67-70-71„208 Kelly Kraft 68-69-71„208 Matt Atkins 69-67-72„208 Xinjun Zhang 66-68-74„208 Steve Wheatcroft 66-66-76„208 Retief Goosen 70-70-69„209 Fabin Gmez 69-70-70„209 Shawn Stefani 68-72-70„210 Nate Lashley 70-70-70„210 Troy Merritt 69-70-71„210 Adam Schenk 70-71-69„210 Tommy Gainey 70-68-72„210 K.J. Choi 71-68-72„211 Rob Oppenheim 70-71-70„211 Patrick Rodgers 74-65-72„211 Abraham Ancer 71-67-73„211 Joel Dahmen 71-66-74„211 Trey Mullinax 69-66-76„211 Matt Every 69-66-76„211 Hunter Mahan 70-65-76„211 Santiago Rivas 71-69-72„212 Dicky Pride 71-70-71„212 Matt Jones 72-67-73„212 Fabrizio Zanotti 71-70-71„212 Lanto Grif“ n 69-68-75„212 David Lingmerth 70-67-75„212 Michael Kim 68-75-69„212 J.T. Poston 72-71-69„212 Jonathan Byrd 66-74-73„213 Emiliano Grillo 72-68-73„213 Richy Werenski 71-68-74„213 Brendon de Jonge 66-75-72„213 Daniel Chopra 70-68-75„213 Ryan Brehm 73-69-71„213 Ben Crane 70-72-71„213 Stephan Jaeger 72-68-74„214 Cameron Percy 69-71-74„214 Mark Wilson 69-72-73„214 John Merrick 73-68-73„214 Brett Stegmaier 72-69-73„214 Ricky Barnes 70-68-76„214 Rory Sabbatini 72-70-72„214 Ethan Tracy 68-69-77„214 John Daly 73-70-71„214 Vince India 73-70-71„214 Omar Uresti 71-72-71„214 Chris Wood 71-68-76„215 Augusto Nez 70-71-74„215 Ken Duke 67-75-73„215 Scott Piercy 70-72-73„215 Davis Love III 71-72-72„215 Eric Axley 72-71-72„215 Harold Varner III 71-70-75„216 Julio Santos 70-72-74„216 David Hearn 69-73-74„216 J.J. Henry 71-72-73„216 Mike Weir 72-71-73„216 Johnson Wagner 73-70-73„216 Tim Herron 73-70-73„216 D.J. Trahan 71-72-73„216 Parker McLachlin 73-70-73„216Made cut but did not “ nish Andrew Yun 71-70-76„217 Trevor Immelman 69-74-74„217 Cameron Beckman 73-70-74„217 Stuart Appleby 69-74-77„220 Robert Allenby 73-70-78„221LPGA TOURKIA CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Aviara GC, Carlsbad, Calif. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 6,609; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundEun-Hee Ji 70-68-67„205 Lizette Salas 69-67-69„205 In-Kyung Kim 67-69-69„205 Wei-Ling Hsu 72-66-68„206 Cindy LaCrosse 69-69-68„206 Caroline Hedwall 66-70-70„206 Cristie Kerr 67-64-75„206 Anna Nordqvist 71-70-66„207 Kris Tamulis 70-70-67„207 Carlota Ciganda 70-68-69„207 Jeong Eun Lee 68-69-70„207 a-Hyejin Choi 72-70-66„208 Jin Young Ko 70-72-66„208 Jane Park 71-69-68„208 Caroline Masson 70-70-68„208 Hee Young Park 66-70-72„208 Brittany Lincicome 72-72-65„209 Perrine Delacour 70-72-67„209 Bronte Law 69-72-68„209 Shanshan Feng 72-68-69„209 Lydia Ko 68-71-70„209 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-69-71„209 Lee-Anne Pace 74-69-67„210 Inbee Park 71-71-68„210 Pernilla Lindberg 71-70-69„210 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 70-71-69„210 Danielle Kang 69-69-72„210 Michelle Wie 71-72-68„211 Mirim Lee 74-68-69„211 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-69-69„211 Azahara Munoz 71-71-69„211 Caroline Inglis 72-69-70„211 Laetitia Beck 70-69-72„211 Ally McDonald 71-67-73„211 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 73-71-68„212 Charley Hull 70-72-70„212 Ayako Uehara 71-70-71„212 Angela Stanford 72-68-72„212 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70-73„212 Minjee Lee 73-71-69„213 Nasa Hataoka 72-72-69„213 Jing Yan 72-72-69„213 Sarah Jane Smith 74-69-70„213 Mi Jung Hur 74-69-70„213 Jenny Shin 71-72-70„213 Katherine Kirk 73-69-71„213 Marina Alex 70-72-71„213 Aditi Ashok 70-72-71„213 Mariah Stackhouse 73-68-72„213 Tiffany Chan 72-69-72„213 Chella Choi 70-69-74„213 Ariya Jutanugarn 67-72-74„213 So Yeon Ryu 68-70-75„213

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(Unanswered question: If the Rays new Honeywell and RHP Jose De Leonwould get hurt, would they still have traded Odorizzi?) 6. Union busted: The players union went public with its complaints, filing a grievance against the Rays and three other teams for not spending their revenue sharing money properly. 7. Welcome wagon: Trading Odorizzi, Dickerson and Souza seemed designed to save money and sparked tanking accusations, but the Rays pivoted to acquire 1B C.J. Cron (making $2.3 million) and OF Carlos Gomez($4 million), plus RHP Daniel Hudson ($5.5 million) though he seems likely to be moved. 8. Jose DeLeon Tommy John surgery: His lost 2017 knocked him down the list, but was still expected to pitch meaningful innings at some point. 9. Chris ArcherHoneywell spatŽ: Top starter and prospect claimed media made too big a deal of their pointed comments, though Rays folks felt both spoke some truth. 10. Archer injury: Rays dodged big trouble if all he got was a bruise after being hit by comebacker Friday. P.S. ƒ Theres going to be plenty of things we left out in our 20 top 20 lists, and, Im sure, plenty of kindŽ reminders from readers. Well start, with a couple of untoldŽ stories that could have made the cut. One when OF Ben Grievecalled me a few hours after Lou Piniellas in-plain-view 2003 blowup, asking if I was going to write about it because he wanted to tell his side of the story. The other when a player … whom we still wont name … was oddly vague about his whereabouts prior to an unexpected late-season callup, apparently because he told his wife he was doing something at the minor-league complex when he actually was enjoying some, shall we say, recreationalŽ time elsewhere. Rays rumblings LHP Jose Alvarado thus far is probably the biggest winnerŽ of spring training, cementing a short-relief job and likely leading the Rays to trade or dump LHP Dan Jennings. ƒ With their season-opener Thursday in Miami, the Cubs wanted to head east early and will play exhibitions in Fort Myers against the Red Sox Monday and Tuesday; knowing how well theyd draw you wonder why the Rays didnt find a way to instead host them at the Trop. Or maybe we know. ƒ Cool plans for Saturdays salute to the 1998 inaugural team, recreating the first-ever pitch, with LHP Wilson Alvarez throwing, Mike DiFelice (filling in for John Flaherty) catching and Richie Garciaumpiring. ƒ CF Kevin Kiermaier took his beloved Purdues elimination from the NCAA Tournament well, saying they lost to a better Texas Tech team. ƒ Cool touch for the Lightning to wear warmups Monday with Rays 20th anniversary and ThunderDome patches.ROSTER REPORTSixth of our weekly semi-educated guesses at the makeup of the 25-man opening day roster: PITCHERS (12): Jose Alvarado, Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Yonny Chirinos, Alex Colome, Nathan Eovaldi, Jake Faria, Andrew Kittredge, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo, Blake Snell, Ryan Yarbrough. CATCHERS (2): Wilson Ramos, Jesus Sucre. INFIELDERS: (6): C.J. Cron, Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria, Brad Miller, Daniel Robertson, Joey Wendle. OUTFIELDERS (5): Carlos Gomez, Kevin Kiermaier, Mallex Smith, Denard Span, Brandon Snyder* DL: (1) RHP Jose De Leon, 60-day.RAYSFrom Page 1 By MAUREEN MULLENAssociated PressFORT MYERS, Fla. „ This was not the sight the Boston Red Sox envisioned in Chris Sales final spring training tuneup: Their ace crumpled on the ground, knocked off the mound by a line drive. Sale quickly got up, flexed his leg a few times and walked off the field under his own power Saturday. The AL East champions called it a bruised left hip, and Sale said the injury wasnt serious and wouldnt jeopardize his opening day start Thursday at Tampa Bay. I dont see anything lingering from this,Ž Sale said. Looked a lot worse than it really is.Ž Sale was struck by a liner off the bat of Houstons J.D. Davis in the first inning. A day earlier, San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner sustained a broken pitching hand when he was hit a line drive and will miss at least a month. X-rays were negative. When it first hit me, it kind of got me in the hip, but got the nerve. So it shot all the way down to my foot. So, thats what kind of made me worried,Ž he said. I was telling them when I was out there, Give me a minute. Itll come back. Ill be fine. They didnt want to wait, so came in here, got it evaluated, looked at, figured out nothing series, just a bruise.Ž It kind of just shocked me more than anything, that initial blow,Ž he said. The lanky left-hander considered himself fortunate. Thats another reason were thankful it hit me where it did,Ž Sale said. I dont have a whole lot of padding anywhere on me, but if Im going to get hit, somewhere in the hip or the butts going to be the place to go. Better than a rib, arm, hand, even the face. So this was best-case scenario.Ž Manager Alex Cora said he expects Sale to pitch the opener. I bet, yeah,Ž Cora said. He was committed to throw more pitches in the game. I was like, No youre not throwing.Ž Even so, Sale gave Cora quite a scare. Its not what you want to see,Ž Cora said. Thats the thing about the late part of spring training, its just a game anything can happen. We saw it the last few days in Arizona. You see that and you always think the worst. But, see how he reacts tomorrow and we go from there.Ž Well see where hes at tomorrow,Ž he said. If he needs a day, he needs a day. But we stretched him enough. Obviously he needs work before that. If hes pitching on Thursday, well make sure he gets his work and we go from there.Ž Chris Archer was expected to start for the Rays „ on Friday, he was hit by a grounder in the forearm of his pitching arm and had to leave a minor league game. The Red Sox had been bringing Sale along slowly this spring „ not because of an injury but because they are hoping to keep him stronger as the season goes on. Sale led the majors with 308 strikeouts last season, going 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA in his first year with Boston. He started for the AL in the All-Star Game. But the six-time AllStar, who turns 29 a day after the opener, struggled late in the season. In 11 starts in August and September, he went 7-4 with a 4.09 ERA, averaging six innings. Over his eight-season career, he is 59-22 with a 2.74 ERA in 133 first-half starts and 32-36 with 3.28 after.MLB: Red SoxSale hit by liner, expects to be OK for opening da y AP FILE PHOTOBoston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a spring training b aseball game in Fort Myers on March 19. Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. „ Hey, Giants fans. Its gonna cost ya to motor up to the Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics announced on Saturday a playful pricing plan for parking at their stadium for games against the Bay Bridge rivals. As season-ticket holders can get prepaid parking for $10 and other Oakland fans will pay $30 „ but anyone rooting for the neighboring Giants will be charged $50. Team president Dave Kaval says any Giants fan who wants to pay the $30 needs only to yell Go AsŽ at the parking gates. The Athletics host the Giants in an exhibition game on Sunday and in a threegame series July 20-22. The Athletics instituted a plan last year allowing fans to trade in a Giants hat for a free As hat. Whether this car policy would be upheld in court is highly questionable. A judge might just toss it out of the park.MLB: AthleticsAs shift gears on parking: Giants fans to pay more Associated PressOn Friday, San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner sustained a broken finger on his pitching hand when he was struck by a line drive. He will miss at least a month. The same day, Tampa Bay star Chris Archer „ set to pitch against Sale „ was hit by a grounder in the forearm of his pitching arm and had to leave a minor league game. Kansas City lefty Danny Duffy exited in the third inning because of shoulder tightness. He said he expected to be OK to start on opening day at home against the White Sox. I think the baseball gods know I cant stand spring training and they just wanted to give me a little bit more miserable time throwing here,Ž Duffy said.RED SOX 6, ASTROS 0: Eduardo Nunez had three hits for Boston and Xander Bogaerts hit his third home run. YANKEES (SS) 8, BRAVES 3: Luis Severino made his “ nal spring start for New Yorks split squad, pitching “ ve innings and allowing two runs and two hits and two walks, striking out seven. YANKEES (SS) 13, BLUE JAYS 6: Giancarlo Stanton hit his second home run for New Yorks split squad and Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth time. MARLINS 4, NATIONALS 3: Washington ace Max Scherzer got ready for opening day, pitching seven innings and giving up four runs and eight hits while striking out nine. CARDINALS 8, METS 7: Michael Conforto played the “ eld for the “ rst time since shoulder surgery last year, starting in center and going 0 for 2 for New York. PHILLIES 4, TIGERS 1: Opening day starter Jordan Zimmermann made his “ nal start for Detroit, working “ ve innings and giving up four runs and nine hits, striking out six. PIRATES 7, RAYS 5: Josh Harrison doubled twice for Pittsburgh and David Freese had two hits. INDIANS 10, RANGERS 3: Cleveland ace Corey Kluber allowed two runs and three hits in six innings. BREWERS 10, ATHLETICS 5: Christian Yelich homered, doubled and drove in four runs from the leadoff spot. WHITE SOX 7, DODGERS 3: Alex Wood went “ ve innings for the Dodgers, permitting two earned runs and “ ve hits. PADRES 6, REDS 2: Wil Myers, who homered, and Manuel Margot each had two hits for San Diego. 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USA TODAY LIFE MARCH2 5, 2 01 8 USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE Enterprise Rent-A-Car survey of 1,015 adults 25 and olderMIKE B. SMITH, KARL GELLES/USA TODAYof those planning a true weekend escape say it is best to let co-workers know they will be unreachable.75% SUNDAY TVTune in : The Terror premieres on AMC on Monday at 9 ET/PT. The 10-episode series, inspired by a true story, is set in 1847 and centers on the British Royal Navys voyage into uncharted territory in an attemptto discover the Northwest Passa g e.DVD/BLU-RAYView : Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out on Tuesday. USA TODAYs Brian Truittgave the Rian Johnson lm eeeg STREAMINGWatch : Lemony Snicket returns Friday for Season 2 of Netflixs A Series of Unfortunate Events The series follows the travails of the Baudelaire children. Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Warburton return with cast additions.MUSICListen : Country singer Ashley McBryde releases her debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, on Friday. Single A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega was released in 2017.CALENDAR LUCASFILM LTD. NETFLIXPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Compiled b y Mar y Cadden LOS ANGELES … As Roseanne returns after two decades away, the re-created Conner home „ on the same studio lot where the original was taped „ looks eerily familiar, down to that homely yet homey couch. The characters are the same, too, butolder. Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman), 60-something grandparents, still hustle for a livingand host a new generation, as grown-up daughter Darlene (Sara Gilbert), now on her own, returns with her two kids. Older daughter Becky (Lecy Goranson) is a waitress with a money-making plan that doesnt sit well with her parents, and son D.J. (Michael Fishman), the father of a biracial daughter, is a military veteran whose wife is serving abroad. The brash, edgy tone of ABCs Roseann e ( March 27, 8 ET/PT) also remains intact, 21 years after the show ended its nine-season run. For all the issues the show tackles, Barr says the revival is mostly about reuniting and making the 10th season she always wanted. Its just fun to be back together and continue the story of this family. We missed working together,Ž she says. Returning was not quite dj vu, but it was so strange. Everything was the same. ƒ It was like taking a week o and 20 years collapsing into that time,Ž says Goodman, whose characters death in the 1997 nale gets a dont-think-too-hard-about-it explanation. Everybody was grateful to be back. We had a lot of fun because everybody wanted to be there.Ž The chemistry between Roseanne and Dan hasnt changed, Goodman says, and age hasnt weakened Roseannes boldness. If Lucy wants to sing at the Tropicana, Ricky cant stop her,Ž he says, tipping his hat to I Love Lucy If anything, Dan seems to be more patient and accepting of things. He has to be, or hed drink more than he does. He drinks a lot!Ž Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) comforts Darlene (Sara Gilbert)on the old couch in the new season of Roseanne.ŽPHOTOS BY ADAM ROSE/ABCRevived Roseanne still tackles tough topicsBill KeveneyUSA TODAYSeeROSEANNE,Page2U Roseanne and Dan (John Goodman) „ he's not dead! „ chat in bed in the season premiere of ABCs revival of the sitcom.TELEVISION 52

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2 SUNDAY,MARCH25,2018 USA TODAY LIFE 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: www.GannettReprints.com or call 212-221-9595 USA TODAY is a member of The Associated Press and subscribes to other news services. USA TODAY, its logo and associated graphics are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Trusting News project USA TODAY is undertaking an effort to better demonstrate our own credibility by participating in a national effort called the Trusting News project. The project, conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, aims to examine how news organizations can build trust. In January, we started exploring weekly initiatives that explain who we are and why we do what we do, and weve been working on being more accessible and responsive to you. For more information or to send feedback, email Desair Brown at debrown@usatoday.com.The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you have stacks of winter clothes to put away. Tuesday marked the rst ocial day of spring, which means its supposed to be time to dust o those cleaning supplies. Spring cleaning isnt always fun, but we have ve TV shows and movies that may inspire you to go the extra mile as you spruce things up. If your friends make fun of your obsessive cleaning: FriendsOh, Monica Geller. For 10 seasons on the classic sitcom, Courtney Coxs highstrung chef kept Apt. 20 squeaky clean, for better or worse. Friends is the perfect show to binge-watch while youre doing something else, because youve probably seen every episode before, so it doesnt matter if you miss a joke or two while vacuuming. And the episode where Monica admits she has a messy closet will make you feel better about your own habits. Stream it onNetix.If you like your murder mysteries very sterile: MonkIf you are looking for a crime procedural to binge while you work, the story of Mr. Monk, who has obsessive compulsive disorder and is germaphobic, is the best choice. In addition to being an addictive and enjoyable murder-of-theweek drama, the Tony Shalhoub-starring series is hilarious and has plenty of cleaning inspiration, even if he is a little over-the-top. Stream it on Amazon.If you need motivation to throw out some boxes: HoardersHoarders is one of those reality shows that makes you feel a little better about some of your own bad habits, and maybe motivates you to make a change. The stories of the people who have extreme hoarding tendencies are both enthralling and tragic, and the A&E series has a cant-look-away-from-it quality that will keep you watching all day. Stream it on Hulu.If you bond with family while you clean: Sunshine CleaningIf youre looking to take a break from cleaning with a quick movie, we recommend this underrated 2008 gem starring Emily Blunt and Amy Adams. The actresses star as sisters who are down on their luck, and so they start a crime scene clean-up business. Its a weird concept that somehow works, and the movie is as sweet and heartfelt as its sunny title. Stream it on Hulu.If the whole cleaning thing is new to you: Mrs. DoubtreIf Mrs. Doubtre can do it, so can you. The Robin Williams classic is heartwarming family fun, and can help even the messiest and laziest among us get o the couch and pick up a sponge. Anything is possible. Stream it on Starz.BINGEINGImmerse yourself in these tidy TV optionsKelly LawlerUSA TODAY Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are sisters making the best of bad situations in Sunshine Cleaning.ŽBIG BEACH Monica (Courtney Cox) kept Chandler (Matthew Perry) and everyone „ and everything „ else in line. NBC Robin Williams cleaned up as Mrs. Doubtre.Ž 20TH CENTURY FOX The rapport is evident at the mid-Decembertaping of the new seasons nale, a relaxed gathering despite a u outbreak. Sarah Chalke, who replaced Goranson as Becky and returns as a woman seeking a surrogate pregnancy arrangement, is on set. So are returning guest stars Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard and Natalie West. ( The Big Bang Theory s Johnny Galecki, who played Darlenes husband, appears in an earlier episode.) Goodman plays cut-up, calling out Hiya, folks!Ž to a studio audience that includes Aisha Tyler, Gilberts former colleague on The Talk and Barrs grandson, whom the star later introduces to fans. At one point, Barr, trying to make sense of a line, ubs it and curses. Goodman, seated next to her in the Conner kitchen, proudly announces: For Your Consideration!Ž, The dividednationalmood makes for great issue-oriented comedy, Barr says. A show that never shied away from exploring money struggles, domestic violence and racial prejudice now has episodes dealing with prescription drug addiction, gender uidity, immigration, unions and care for elderly parents. Why now? Everybody is so divided. Thats a great time for comedy, when things are in turmoil and ux,Ž says Barr, who calls an episode about the Conners Muslim neighbors one of her favorites. Theres a contemporary elephant in the room, too: The familys disagreement over the election of President Trump, who has a supporter in Roseanne (and Barr, too) and a bitter enemy in her sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), a Jill Stein voter now working as a life coach. Ive been surprised about the pushback that one of our characters might have voted for President Trump,Ž says Tom Werner, an executive producer. Its clear there is a divide in the family, but I know lots of families where there were quite a few heated arguments after the election.Ž Whats dierentis any sense of behind-the-scenes turmoil that made the Roseanne-raging original as intriguing for its o-camera drama as it was for its on-screen comed y It feels a lot better now, because Im older and I dont have periods,Ž Barr cracks, her audaciousness punctuated by a cackle so famous its featured prominently in ABCs marketing campaign. Executive producer Bruce Helford serves as evidence, since hes one of many writers and producers dumped by Barr during the originalrun. Oh, I red em all,Ž she acknowledges. I made a mistake when I red him. I should have just whipped him.Ž To enjoy the experience and protect against a return to that tumultuous past, Barr assigned Gilbert, now an executive producer, the task of negotiating. That was my deal. I said, Ill come back, but Im not doing any of the ghting. You have to do it,  she says she told Gilbert.Im happy because I always make people mad. Im really not a good politician, even though I ran for presidentŽ as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate in 2012. Despite political dierences, everyone got along,Ž says Gilbert, who began enlisting her former co-stars after Goodman told herhe was on board. Thats what I love about the show. We can have wildly dierent viewpoints, and that doesnt mean we have to stop talking to each other.Ž Part of the problem is that fans often dont separate Roseanne the character from the actress. Neither does she. I am kind of her, except Im not really a poor person.But I play one on TV,Ž Barr says. Werner had concerns about living up to Roseanne s groundbreaking legacy, which included spotlighting a woman who didnt defer to any man, on or o screen, and a family struggling to make ends meet at a time when most sitcom characters never worried about money. When the show premiered, her voice was very distinct and loud,Ž he says. I think the voice of the show will be welcomed again because the characters are strong and authentic.Ž Gilbert had fears, too, but theyve faded. I was terried the show wouldnt meet the bar we had set before. The bar is even higher, because people dont remember the bad episodes as well as the good episodes,Ž she says. I feel proud of what we made.Ž Barr had no qualms about coming back, once Goodman was on board. The nine-episode season was a blast,Ž and she says the castwantsto do another Id love it. Everybody would love it,Ž she says. Wed love to work together until we all die.ŽRoseanneContinued from Page 1 Roseanne and sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) butt heads on politics. ABC Everybody is so divided. Thats a great time for comedy, when things are in turmoil and flux.ŽRoseanne Barr

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH25,2018 3 TRAVELSummer is considered prime time for vacations. But spring is the most spectacular season to see the natural wonders of the USA. Springtime brings gushing waterfalls, animal migrations, blooming owers and more. The country comes alive again. There are natural wonders all around the world, but U.S. travelers dont need to go far to see Mother Nature at her best. Spring is such a perfect system when everything is in season, everything is in bloom,Ž says Ford Cochran, director of expedition talent for National Geographic Expeditions. Its a time to nd rebirth and renewal in all of these places.Ž Here are ve places natureloving travelers should consider this spring.Sandhill cranes of NebraskaEach year, sandhill cranes make a 5,000-mile round-trip journey between Mexico and Canada, stopping along the way in Kearney, Neb., along the Platte River to take a break and nourish themselves. The town and its visitors oblige them. As many as 600,000 cranes will show up. Thats about 80% of the worlds sandhill crane population. You cant miss them: They are tall, with long necks and legs and large wings. The Crane Trusts latest count is that about 326,000 sandhill cranes are currently roosting on the river or in adjacent elds. One whooping crane, a rare species, has even been spotted. Once a week during crane season, a survey team from the Crane Trust ies over 80 miles of the river from Overton, Neb., to Chapman, Neb., to determine how many cranes are roosting. They help to remind all of us the seasons of our lives,Ž Cochran says. They are very uplifting; the sheer number of birds. They are all in motion. They are all making bird calls. To me, its a real celebration of what it means to be on a planet that has so much life.Ž This years Audubon Nebraska Crane Festival goes through March 25, in Kearney. The Crane Trust oers various viewing tours during peak season.Colorado Plateaus wildflowersThe Colorado Plateau straddles the region known as the Four Corners, where the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico meet. But in spring, wildowers bloom all around. The alpine meadows and mountainsides surrounding Durango, Colo., are a great place to see the explosion of colors, especially in late spring. The peak viewing times of the wildowers vary with altitude. This spring, travelers can get loweraltitude blooms from late May through mid-June. Expect to nd hundreds of varieties such as glacier lilies, Colorado columbine, orchids and elephants head. The owers are dependent on winter precipitation so a rainy, snowy winter can produce the best wildowers.Yosemite National Parks waterfallsThe highest waterfall in North America is at Yosemite National Park in central California. Yosemite Falls drops 2,425 feet. Its one of the most iconic sites,Ž says Jim Sano, vice president of travel and tourism and a supporter of sustainable tourism at the World Wildlife Fund. Yosemite Falls is made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall, the middle cascades and Lower Yosemite Fall. Visitors can hike to the top of the fall, but its a day-long endeavor. Bridalveil Fall trail is a half-mile hike that takes travelers to one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the USA. Dropping 620 feet, Bridalveil Fall thunders during the spring, with peak ow in May. Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall also provide wondrous views. You can hike between these two falls on a steep trail. Cochran says snow packs from the Sierra Mountains surround the valley, and glaciers feed o the runo. The snowmelt causes the robust waterfalls. You see wind taking the mist of all that water and carrying it o to one side,Ž Cochran says. You can hear it thundering during this season. Seeing the waterfall at work is an incredible thing.Ž Peak runo occurs in May or June. The waterfalls become a trickle or are com p letel y dr y b y Au g ust, accordin g to the National Park Service. The Park Service highlights 10 trails but says there are many more to observe in the park.Big Bend National ParkTexas is not all about Austin and Dallas. It has natural sites to explore, and one of the most signicant is Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande. The park covers about 800,000 acres of west Texas on the border with Mexico. Expect to nd more than 1,200 species of plants, hundreds of species of birds making their migratory journey from south to north or vice versa, and animals such as jackrabbits, coyote, white-tailed deer and foxes. And of course, you will spot cactus. Big Bend is one of the largest yet least-visited national parks in the country, with just about 350,000 visitors a year. It is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and it straddles the U.S.-Mexico border,Ž Sano says. It is really kind of o the grid.Ž The park has a Fossil Discovery Exhibit where visitors can learn about the geology of the area and spans more than 130 million years. The park also is popular for its hiking trails. There are more than 150 trails, the largest expanse of roadless public lands in Texas, according to the National Park Service.Barataria Preserve in LouisianaGet a taste of Louisianas wild wetlands at this preserve outside of Marrero, La. The preserve covers 23,000 acres of bayous, swamps, natural levee forests, and marshes. Expect to see alligators, turtles, more than 200 species of birds, wildowers and other plants. Many of the hikes are on elevated boardwalks so theres no need to fear the alligators, which can be spotted swimming through waterways or lounging on logs and bayou banks. Visitors also can canoe through the seven interconnected waterways. You hear about the national parks and you hear about the popular places folks go to but we really enjoy nding the hidden gems that are not popular for tourists and destination spots,Ž says Jennifer Pharr Davis, who runs a hiking company in Asheville, N.C.  The south and southeast are good spots in spring break because of temperate climates if you want to get away from the crowds.Ž And, as Davis points out, New Orleans is only about 45 minutes away. Its just a nice mix of being someplace natural and beautiful and having amenities that are enjoyable nearby if y ou want them,Ž she sa y s. Big Bend National Park in Texas has almost 500 species of birds and very few people. TRAVEL TEXASFrom waterfalls to wildlife, the beauty of the season can take your breath awayNancy TrejosUSA TODAY Wildflowers light up the Colorado plateau in spring.COLORADO TOURISM More than 500,000 sandhill cranes show up in Nebraska each spring to take a break from traveling between Mexico and Canada.NEBRASKA TOURISMSPRING IS FOR NATURE LOVERS It is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and it straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. It is really kind of off the grid.ŽJim Sanovice president of t ravel and tourism, World Wildlife Fund on Bing Bend National Park

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4 SUNDAY,MARCH25,2018 USA TODAY LIFE The new encyclopedic-style guide, The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives of a Lifetime (Universe, $36.95), pays tribute to a great American invention: basing a vacation on a drive, says editor Darryl Sleath Its the idea of discovery and being in charge of your own route.Ž Although the volume covers scenic, historic and cultural journeys across the world, it includes an abundance of treks here at home, and Sleath shares some of his favorites.Mississippi Blues Highway, Memphisto Vicksburg, Miss.U.S. Highway 61plows through the Mississippi Delta, and the heart of the Blues. Along the way, it passes cotton elds, plantation homes, music clubs and the famous crossroads where legend says musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil. Sleath suggests loading up an appropriate Spotify playlist before starting out. Its the best way to really immerse yourself.Ž goo.gl/AzQTFjThe Beartooth Highway, Montana/WyomingSleath and many others call this 68mile route this the most beautiful drive in America.Ž With switchbacks and sweeping mountain views, it climbs to nearly 11,000 feet before leading into Yellowstone National Park. If you want one to blow your mind scenically, thats the one you want to take,Ž he says. I just dont think its as well-known as it should be.Ž beartoothhighw ay.comUFO Trail, California to New MexicoThis 1,773-mile other-worldly adventure starts in San Diego, home of ComicCom, and then heads out to such places asArea 51and Nevadas Extraterrestrial HighwayŽ before ending in Roswell, N.M., site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947. The routes inspired by the 2011 British comedy Paul, which chronicles the adventures of two comic-book fans and an alien visitor (voiced by Seth Rogen), who visit lming sites for Star Trek and Star Wars movies on their journey. If you are a real scinerd, its the ultimate road trip,Ž Sleath says. goo.gl/x6oalyThe Ultimate American Road TripCreated by a computer programmer in 2016, this epic journey visits all 48 continental states and 50 recognized landmarks, including the White House, the Alamo, and Hoover Dam. All told, the route covers 13,699 miles and theoretically could be driven in 10 days. Its more than just putting a foot in each state. Its a hell of a challenge,Ž Sleath says. rhiever.github.io/optimal-roadtrip-usa/major-landmarks.htmlTail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Tennessee to North CarolinaA favorite of motorcyclists, this Smoky Mountains route attracts riders from across the USAas it dips and snakes through 318 curves in just 11 miles, rising and falling more than 1,200 feet in elevation along the way. Sleath calls it a riders road because it doesnt have intersections. Its tight, twisty and challenging, a rare treat.Ž goo.gl/k8Xc6VShafer Canyon Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UtahWith loose surfaces and long dropos, this cli-hugging trail, left over from the uranium mining days of the 1950s, is not for the faint of heart. Its one of the craziest,Ž Sleath says. Its an incredible experience to say youve taken on that road and survived.Ž goo.gl/JiqhZIThelma and Louise route Arkansas to ArizonaAlthough much of the Oscar-winning movie was shot in California and Utah, this trail follows the lms story, oering the likely path of the characters ill-fated two-day road trip from the Ozarks toward the Mexico border. A lot of the road trip movies are not actually shot where you think they are,Ž Sleath says. goo.gl/bN11dfHarriet Tubman Byway, Maryland. and DelawareWith a new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park opening just a year ago, this trip couldnt be more timely. This 125-mile self-guided tour follows the path Tubman used to lead slaves to freedom, linking byways in Maryland and Delaware, and onto Philadelphia. Its a journey of discovery,Ž Sleath says. harriettubmanbyw ay.org and tubmanbywaydelawa re.orgClinton Road, N.J.Wait for a dark, foggy night to drive this trail, which has been called the countrys most haunted highway. It used to be an area where mobsters would dump their bodies,Ž Sleath says. Over the years, drivers have reported seeing phantom headlights, ghosts and devil worshipers on the curving, wooded roadway, about 50 miles north of Manhattan. goo.gl/1XcItNBig Surs Old Coast Road, Calif.This little-known detour o the famed Pacic Coast Highway follows the path of a stagecoach route, weaving inland and upwardthrough redwood forests. The unpaved road is mainly single-lane. You dont have to have a fourby-four, but its a safer choice,Ž Sleath says goo.gl/wPYfx010 surprising, spooky and inspiring road trips The Mississippi Blues Highway passes plantations and clubs.MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY The UFO Trail stops in such places as Nevada's Little AleInn. SYDNEY MARTINEZ, TRAVELNEVADALarry BleibergSpecial to USA TODAYSPRINGFIELD, Mo. … The African savanna smells like no other place on the planet: earthy, rich, musky, dry, damp, loamy, ancient, fresh and vibrant. Its the penetrating scent of a wild place. Its also one of the rst things you notice upon entering the Great African Hall. That and the bump in humidity. Its warm on the African plain. The Great African Hall is only one of the stunningly detailed dioramas that visitors will nd inside Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, a 350,000-square-foot nature, wildlife and conservation-themed wonderland that includes hundreds of exhibits, thousands of impressive works of taxidermy, and more than 35,000 live animals from penguins, stingrays and seahorses, to crocodiles, anacondas and black bears. There also is a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium, two shing halls of fame, a plethora of historical artifacts, from collections of Native American arrowheads, to Zane Greys shing boat Avalon, to a copy of President Theodore Roosevelts March 14, 1903, telegram that set aside Pelican Island on Floridas Indian River as the nations rst national wildlife refuge. The trailŽ guiding visitors through these wonders is about 1.5 miles long. Along the way youll be exposed to a sliver of nearly every ecosystem on the planet and many of the critters that inhabit them; some mounted, some live. The aquarium is home to a 400-pound giant grouper and palm-size seahorses. One exhibit celebrates Native Americans, the ori g inal conservationists. Another spotlights Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery, the rst Americans to document the natural wonders and the peoples of the Missouri and Columbia River valleys. The Wonders of Wildlife is dierent from any other museum or aquarium in the country in the fact that it is truly an immersive experience,Ž said museum spokesperson Shelby L. Stephenson. The history of conservationThe primary messageis conservation. Stephenson noted that more than 40 conservation groups, including the National Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, and National Geographic, partnered with the Wonders of Wildlife project, which was nearly a decade in development and construction. Wonders of Wildlife also spotlights the role of s p ortsmenin conservation. One roomreects a hunting camp, as does the Africa at night exhibit. Awall is dedicated to U. S. presidents who sh, a display that includes First Anglers Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. Wonders of Wildlife also takes part in programs with the message that education and conservation are inseparable. We want people to come here and when they leave understand the purpose and the history behind the conservation movement in this country,Ž Step henson noted.Fishing halls of fameThe Great Oceans Hall is bathed in bluish oor lighting and signals that visitors are entering into the zone of all things aquatic. A couple of shing boats spotlight the literary and angling links forged by Ernest Hemingway and Grey. Past the toweringbait ball display, visitors enter the place of dreams for anglers of all stripes: The International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame and the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame includes photos and plaques celebrating inductees and displays highlighting the evolution of gear and tackle. Visitors gravitate to a tank scattered with the type of woody structure preferred by largemouth bass. We have seven bass over 10 pounds,Ž said Stephenson. Our biggest is 16 pounds.ŽWhy Springeld?The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium is a sophisticated and extraordinary facilitythat could have been located anywhere. So why Springeld, Mo.? There are several reasons: The museums founder, Johnny Morris, is the founder of Bass Pro Shops, whose agship store adjoins the facilities. And it was really important to (Johnny Morris) that a facility of this caliber be located here in Springeld,Ž Stephenseon says. Not only because its his hometown. ... But also, so it is accessible to families who may never have an opportunity to travel to D.C. or New York.ŽThe worlds habitats in one place: MissouriGary Garth Special to USA TODAY The Africa After Dark diorama at the Wonders of Wildlife.WONDERS OF WILDLIFE EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL AMERICA If you goGet ticket prices, hours of operations and related conservation education programs at WondersofWildli fe.orgor 888-222-6060.

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH25,2018 5 BOOKSYes, at times its hard to read. When you pick up Rhiannon Navins debut novel, Only Child (Knopf, 288 pp., eeeE ), which tells the story of a Sandy Hook-like mass school shooting from the point of view of a 6-year-old boy who loses his brother, youll probably wince in painful recognition. After all, the madness of gun violence in America still is front and center in 2018, especially after the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Many readers might hesitate before committing to a novel that asks you to deeply imagine one familys terror and heartbreak during and after such an event. Yet Only Child earns its worth by avoiding gratuitous scenes of horror in favor of a careful examination of the way one boy and his parents, and their community, struggle to survive „ and stay together „ after the worst has happened. When we practiced lockdown drill before, it was fun,Ž Zach thinks. But when Zachs rst-gra de teacher crowds his class into a closet, its crammed and hot and confusing. There are pops from the hallway and voices screaming. One of Navins strongest techniques is to evoke Zachs experience with vivid sensory details „ Miss Russells acrid coee breath, the warmth of pee in his pant legs, the way his parents bodies shake later while they hug him. Soon the town „ a New York-area suburb standing in for Newtown, Conn. „ learns that 19 children have been killed, including Zachs older brother, Andy, by the troubled son of the schools beloved longtime security guard. Zach is plunged into his familys sorrow and is caught between the dierent ways his parents react to the loss. While his father, a lawyer at a big rm, oers comfort and connection, Zachs mother cant escape her anger and begins to pull away from the family in an eort to rally other survivors against the shooters parents. Over the next few months, Zach suffers nightmares and a fear of returning to school, and he worries about his parents arguments. It doesnt help that Andys behavior problems, which were hard on the whole family, complicate their grief. Delivering the whole of this fraught situation through the perceptions of a child is dicult, and at times the necessary simplifying of Zachs understanding doesnt serve the story. Navin also can veer into unwieldy „ and unpersuasive „ exposition that feels shoehorned into Zachs awareness in order to convey information. Why would his mother bother making beds every morning? he wonders, but Mommy says thats the old type A account director in her.Ž Zachs love for reading the Magic SchoolBus series provides a lovely opportunity to be inside a childs mind as he works through challenging emotions. Only Child doesnt try to reckon with the political or racial aspects of mass shootings, and its sole focus on a wealthy family is a drawback. But tapping into one childs well-rendered inner experience of such an event is valuable, and all too sadly important for our world today.REVIEWChild: Horror through boys eyes Emily Gray TedroweSpecial to USA TODAY Mary Claire Foley, center left, 16, embraces Ariana Skadas, 16, both students at Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, as they honor victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. DIRK SHADD/TAMPA BAY TIMES Author Rhiannon Navin Roses bear the likenesses of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.2013 FILE PHOTO BY TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP/GETTY IMAGESThe Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin (Delacorte, 415 pp., eeeg ) is a ctionalized account of the real friendship between silent lm actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion.In the era of #MeToo, Girls could not be more timely „ or troubling „ about the treatment of women in the workplace.Benjamin has a air for historical ction about womens lives. Her best-selling novels include The Aviators Wife about author Anne Morrow, wife of Charles Lindbergh, and The Swans of Fifth Avenue the story of the New York socialites who swanned about with writer Truman Capote. Girls begins in 1914, at the start of the movie industry, when a tiny young actress from Toronto named Gladys Smith changes her name to Mary Pickford and charms her way to the top of the box ofce as Americas Sweetheart. Her girlish curls belie Pickfords grown-up business savvy. Pickford propels her popularity as the rst movie star into pioneering deals with movie chiefs, launches United Artists studio with fellow actors Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (whom she later marries), and cofounds the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Girls captures the enthusiasm of the ickers,Ž when Pickford wrote her own scenes, did her makeup, acted and edited the nished p roduct, then twisted her hair into her trademark curls at bedtime.Benjamin portrays the aection and friction between Pickford and Marion with compassion and insight. Pickford gave Marion her big break, and Marion wrote the little-girl roles that came to dene „ and somewhat imprison „ Pickford. Marion became one of the most acclaimed and top-paid screenwriters of her era, winning Academy Awards forThe Big Houseand The Champ.Along the way, the women are bullied, belittled and even battered by the men who surround them. Their ideas are dismissed and their work mocked „ until the response to their creative collaboration proves the naysayers wrong. The heroines of Girls struggle with what it means to be a woman in a maledominated industry, seeking love „ however awed „ along the way. As the lm industry deals with the sexual mistreatment scandal that has riven Hollywood, the rest of us can settle in with this rich exploration of two friends who sha p ed the movies.REVIEWGirls celebrates silent-lm friendshipPatty RhuleSpecial to USA TODAY Actress Mary Pickford, circa 1919.THE MARY PICKFORD COLLECTION Melanie Benjamin

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Chrissy Metz, center, with co-stars Susan Kelechi Watson and Mandy Moore. KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES 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.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble.com, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books, BooksAMillion.com, 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.), Powells.com, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Schuler Books &Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver).WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM 3This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz (Dey St., non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Inspirational memoir from one of the breakout stars of the NBC hit This Is Us .THE BUZZ:Arrives on the heels of the shows Season 2 nale.New and noteworthy 2Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Sean Penn (Atria, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Debut novel by the actor about a guy named Bob Honey, a crackpot and part-time assassin.THE BUZZ: Charmingly weird ƒ those who appreciate the wildly obeat will be ecstatic,Ž says Booklist .4To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Maisie Dobbs faces danger on the home front in England during World War II when she investigates the disappearance of an apprentice working on a secret government contract.THE BUZZ:The previousbook in theseries, In This Grave Hour hit No. 8 on USA TODAYs BestSelling Books list last year.5Faithby Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:The former president, now 93, reveals how his faith has sustained him.THE BUZZ:Carter, the author of many books, is still writing after surviving a serious cancer diagnosis.USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. Elizabeth SmartBILL MILESBOOKS 1Where Theres Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth Smart (St. Martins Press, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Smart, who was abducted in 2002 when she was 14 and held captive for months before being rescued, writes a book about how she, and others she interviews, have overcome adversity and traumatic experiences.THE BUZZ:Smart will do a #BookmarkThis Facebook Live chat with USA TODAY on March 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Sean PennGETTY IMAGES THE TOP 10 1„ Russian Roulette Michael Isikoff, David Corn Subtitle: The Inside Story of Putins War on America and the Election of Donald TrumpŽ (NF) (H) Twelve 21 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 3„ The Rising Sea Clive Cussler, Graham Brown A scientic team investigates the cause of a dramatic rise in the worlds sea levels (F) (E) G.P. Putnams Sons 4„ Dearest Ivie J.R. Ward Ivie develops a relationship with Silas after the two meet in a vampire bar (F) (E) Ballantine 512 Ready Player One Ernest Cline Wade Watts escapes his grim life by searching for a lottery ticket in a virtual world (F) (P) Broadway Books 65 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 711 Camino Island John Grisham A charismatic Florida bookseller becomes a suspect after daring thieves steal the original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgeralds novels from Princeton (F) (P) Dell 815 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng Mia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 918 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson Psychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 104 Ive Loved You Since Forever /Hoda Kotb; art by Suzi Mason Children: A poem about the love between a parent and child (F) (H) HarperCollins THE REST 1114 The Woman in the Window /A.J. FinnA 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townho use across the park (F) (E) William Morrow 127 Red Sparrow /Jason MatthewsFormer Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova, now a Russian intelligence officer, works as a trained seductress (F) (E) Scribner 1319 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 143 The Escape Artist /Brad MeltzerJim Zigarowski searches for Nola, a painter with the U.S. Army who faked her own death (F) (E) Grand Central Publishing 15„ The Flight Attendant /Chris BohjalianCassandra Bowden cant remember how a dead man ended up in her hotel room in Dubai (F) (E) Doubleday 1635 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda /Becky AlbertalliYouth: Simon Spiers secret is in danger of coming to light (F) (P) Balzer + Bray 1721 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 1825 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 196 Green Eggs and Ham /Dr. SeussChildren: Turns out green eggs and ham arent so bad in this Seuss classic (F) (H) Random House 2029 The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi / Kathie Lee Gifford, Jason Sobel Subtitle: My Journey Into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All BeganŽ (NF) (H) Thomas Nelson 2134 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 2228 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 2313 Children of Blood and Bone /Tomi AdeyemiYouth: Zlie Adebola tries to bring back magic after its been taken by a dictator (F) (H) Holt Books for Young Readers 2433 Mother Bruce /Ryan T. HigginsChildren: Bruce the bear nds goslings who believe he is their mother; rst in series (F) (H) Disney Press 25„ Time Jumpers /Brandon MullYouth: Cole and his friends try to restore magic; fth and nal in series (F) (H) Aladdin 26„ The Man From St. Petersburg /Ken FollettFeliks arrives in London to commit a murder despite the odds against his success (F) (E) Penguin 2720 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) (E) Little, Brown 2857 Little Blue Trucks Springtime / Alice Schertle; art by Jill McElmurry Children: Little Blue Truck learns about baby animals (F) (H) HMH Books for Young Readers 2931 Food /Mark HymanSubtitle: What the Heck Should I Eat?Ž (NF) (H) Little, Brown 3091 Llama Llama Easter Egg /Anna DewdneyChildren: The Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama (F) (H) Viking Childrens 3116 Dr. Seusss ABC /Dr. SeussChildren: Book teaches the alphabet in a fun way (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 3232 Ive Been Thinking ... /Maria ShriverSubtitle: Reflections, P rayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful LifeŽ (NF) (H) Pamela Dorman Books 3344 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 34„ The Healing Power of Essential Oils /Eric ZielinskiSubtitle: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, P revent Aut oimmunity, and Feel Great in Every WayŽ (NF) (H) Harmony 3554 The Lying Game /Ruth WareFour estranged friends are pulled back together years after they are thrown out of their boarding school for lying (F ) (P) Gallery/Scout Press 3627 Call Me By Your Name /Andr AcimanA romance blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents home on the Italian Riviera; movie (F) (P) Picador 3717 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish /Dr. SeussChildren: A collection of rhymes that includes old sh and new sh (F) (H) Random House 38„ A Brief History of Time /Stephen Hawking An exploration of the universe from the renowned cosmologist, who died March 14 (NF) (E) Bantam 3938 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 4039 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 41„ Justice for Milena /Susan StokerMilena Reinhardt is reunited with T.J. Rockwell, the man who once broke her heart; 10th in series (F) (E) Stoker Aces Pr oduction LLC 42„ Caribbean Rim /Randy Wayne WhiteMarine biologist Doc Ford investigates the disappearance of his treasure-hunting friend (F) (E) G.P. Putnams Sons 4350 The 5 Love Languages /Gary ChapmanSubtitle: The Secret to Love That LastsŽ (NF) (P) Northeld Publishing 44„ The Wild Robot Escapes /Peter BrownChildren: Robot Roz has to nd her way home; second in series (F) (H) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 4541 Ill Be Gone in the Dark /Michelle McNamaraSubtitle: One Womans Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerŽ (NF) (H) Harper 4622 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 Books for Young Readers 4789 Happy Easter, Mouse! /Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia BondChildren: The mouse from If You Give a Mouse a CookieŽ tries to gure out whos leaving Eas ter eggs all over his house (F) (H) HarperFestival 4843 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 49„ Dont (expletive) Yourself! /Jon TafferSubtitle: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You BackŽ (NF) (H) Portfolio 5042 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 n Rank this week n Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-ction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics 6 SUNDAY,MARCH25,2018 USA TODAY LIFE

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PUNTA GORDA HISTORY CENTER PHOTOPunta Gorda Herald Building circa 1916 on Taylor at Herald Court.Punta Gorda „ In Tropical Southwest Florida, a seaport on the Famous Charlotte Harbor „ a Town that is Known for its Natural At tractions and the Hospitality of a Cosmopolitan CitizenshipSunday, March 25, 2018 CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF 1910-1920

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Page 2 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald Publisher Glen Nickerson Executive EditorJim Gouvellis gouvellis@sun-herald.com 941-206-1134 Contributors Martha Bireda Blanchard House MuseumDiana Harris Punta Gorda Historical Society Punta Gorda History Center125th Anniversary editionPunta Gorda HeraldThe year 1915 was just a week old and the decade half over when A.P. Jordan and his son, A.C., put the Jan. 7 edition of The Punta Gorda Herald to bed. A.P. had to feel satis“ed. He had kept the paper going under his leadership for “ve years and he was gaining subscribers and advertisers in his newfound hometown. A.P. bought the paper from Kirby Seward at the beginning of the decade. Seward steered the startup frontier paper through tough times and a devastating “re. Five years ago he sold the Herald to Jordan, took his money and opened a dry goods store down the street on Marion Avenue. A.P. was no stranger to Florida journalism. He was cut from the muckraker mold of newspapering that had taken hold as unrestrained capitalism marched through the new century, making men with ambition millions of dollars. This was the America that Andrew Mellon and John Rockefeller were making in their image. Floridas Mellons and Rockefellers were railroad men, like Henry Plant and Henry Flagler, who looked at towns as a way to make huge pro“ts, sometimes with the help of overzealous state and local governments who might bend the rules a little to make sure a powerful railroad company received the land grants they needed to build their money-making tracks throughout the state. Jordan crusaded against the shady practices of the railroads as the editor of the Wild Wood Orange Leaf in Sumnter County. His stories made him something of a statewide newspaper celebrity and earned him the badge of a muckraker, a term Teddy Roosevelt coined in 1909. Now, as the owner and editor of the Punta Gorda Herald he had, just a few years earlier, turned his attention to getting Albert Gilchrist, a Punta Gorda orange grower and member of the Florida House of Representative, elected governor in 1908. Gilchrist returned the favor by making Jordan a state health inspector. This day, the seventh day of January, was not a particularly crazy newspaper day. The paper, even during a mundane week such as this, was an interesting read. There was national and international news „ TUBERCULOSIS CAMPAIGN SPENDS 20 MILLION. and international news. THE ALLIES APPEAR TO BE MAKING SOME GAINS told Punta Gordans news from the Great War. City dwellers were surely interested and concerned because it was still unclear if the United States would enter the European con”ict. There was news of the Punta Gorda Special Road and Bridge District. This was the board that was selling bonds to build roads in the city and ultimately, a bridge connecting Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda. That civic dream would eventually come true in just a few years, connecting the city with the other side of harbor in 1921. The front page story seemed to acknowledge the towns impatience with the project. The story started off with just the facts. Bonds sold to date 113. Received to date $59,076.74. Expenditures on work $2,242. These items are of special interest and show that the moneys are gradually being gotten in hand for the carrying out of the project. Actual construction work will be started in due time. While the matter is apparently moving slowly, it is doubtless better so, lest haste make waste.Ž With competent men on the board of county commissioners and competent men for bond trustees, as we have, the matter will be handled in the most advisable way, and we will eventually have a “ne system of public highways,Ž the story explained. Jordan, besides being a tough journalist was still an astute businessman and his paper was full of ads for dry cleaners, banks, hotels. Classi“ed ads offered horses and buggies, used iron stairs, and even 100 acres of land with fruit bearing orange trees offered for sale by none other than Albert Gilchirst himself. An interesting story in this edition sought to describe the city to residents but more importantly, to those thinking about living or visiting Punta Gorda. A few facts condensed pertaining to Punta Gorda and vicinity Information for the Homeseeker, the Investor and Those In Search of Health, Recreation, Etc. For the purpose of supplying Information such as is desired by Muckraking editor cared about news, advertising and tomatoes Jim Gouvellis JIM | 6 Thank you for serving the community and Bamboo Farm 25370 Zemel Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 ContactUs@PotteryExpress.com adno=50530872 Congratulations Charlotte Sun on 125 years!HOME OF THE ANNUALWine & Jazz Festival Blues, Brews & BBQ HarboritavilleMagic on the Harbor Mindi & Friends941-639-3720 252 W. 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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Page 3 Celebrating 125 years of The HeraldPUNTA GORDAlaTropical Southwest Florida,aSeaport oa the Famous Charlotte Harbor a Townthatis Known foritsNatural Attractions and the Hospitality ofaCosmopolitan CitizenshipVOLUMEXXniNUMBER1.PUNTAGORDA,FLORIDA,THURSDAY,JANUARY7,19155c. ACOPY;$1.50AYEAR USEA HOMEPRODUCT ROAD MONEYSTiiEALLIES APPEAR TO BE MAKINGSOMEGAINSTUBERCULOSIS CAMPAIGNSPENDS TWENTY MILLIONSWITH THE TILLERSOFTHESOILByMrs.K.S.Lawson ShipmentsofInterestToSweeten YourLands and to BuildRoadsEditorHerald:Thenecesrtyofapplying groundlimestone tosoursoilsor acidsoils, to sweeten them,isurgentlyrcomm ended byour experiment station experts. Practical cultivators,in thisvicinity, are beginningto uselar-gequantities ofthis materialand findits use verybeneficial. Muchof ourmavlwillanswer thesame purpose.Ihovedemonstrated this factbyactual experiment. Ihaveal-sohadsamples ofthewhitemarl foundon SW cor. Sec.34-23anal-yzed and findittocontain92per cent carbonateof lime. Thisisthe elementthatsweetens soils. Themarlalsocontainedalumina, which benefitssandysoils. Thepercentageof lime inthis marlisiully equaltothatin averagelimestone. Mostofourmarls are coarserintexture than thefinelygroundlimestone.Thistacthas beenurg-edin favorofthelatterasitsac-tionisprobablymoreprompton accountofits finenessoftexture,ktgovernment experimentsgoto showthatcontrarytotheabove lineoi argument, the coarser ground rockis morelastinginitseffects on the soil,andits use more economical,thanthe finerground material.Thereare hundredsoftonsof this(92percent, limecarbonate) marlwhich if screened,thatpass-ingthrougha1--4mesh screen would be equal tothe groundlimestone for use onland and the screeningswould makea road material ofthe very bestquality.Whynotuse this homeproduct for road makingand soil improve ment,thusreducingfreightcharg-es?W.M.WIIITTEN. Here'sOne Which BeatsThatItisoddhowmanypersonsthere arewhothink theyknow how torunnewspapers. Thereare hundredsof meninevery citywhoinsistondictatingtooradvis-inga newspaper whattoprintandwhat nottoprint, and itismazingthe requeststhatcome toevery newspaper.Thispaperwas even askednottoprintany information regarding the tragedy here lastTuesdaynight.Asthough a storylikethatcould besuppressedandkeptfromtheout-sideworld.St.PetersburgInde-pendent.Wehaveonethatevenbeats that. Awaybackyonderin1876whenthe wholenationwas shockedbythedreadfulnews onedaythatGeneral Custer hadbeenkilled andtheseventh cavalry' almost annihilatedbytheSioux inthe battleofLittleBig Horn, alawyer rushedintotheofficeof adaily paperin Texas,wild with anxiety, and saidtothe writer ofthese line, who wasediting thatTexaspaper:"ForCod's sakedon't printawordinyour paper this afternoon aboutthat battle.My sonisalieutenantinthatregiment andIfearhe has been killed. My wifereads yourpa-per every afternoon;shehasn'theardofthe battle;wearekeep-ingit fromher, andifshereads abeut it inthepaper itwill almostkillher. Keepthenewsout forfewdaysanywayuntilwe cangetsome definiteinformationutourboy."Nowwhatdo you knowabout that?Thelawyerwasinformed that the paperwould beeternally disgracedifit kept out thebig-gest pieceofnews inall the worldonthatdayjusttospare thefeel-ings ofhiswifefor afew hours,without intheleast affecting the fact ofthelife ordeathofher son; but he couldn'tseethe point andlefttheofficeinakicking stateofmindbecause his ''reasonablerequest"hadbeenturneddown.Fortunately thelieuten-ant hadnotbeenkilled andlived toearn distinctioninthe army through many yearsof service. Themoral tothis true storyis obviousand illustrates thedifficultiesnewspapermen havefrequentlytoencounter in dealing with theselfishness of men.LakelandTelegram. Tomorrowisthe anniversaryofthe battle ofNewOrleans.Funds ofthePuntaGordaSpecialDistrict SecretaryA. B.TuckeroftheBoardofBondTrusteesof the PuntaGordaSpecial Iioad andBridgeDistrict furnishes thefol lowingbrief information relativeto thefunds of the districtas shownin report madetothecountycommissionersattheir meeting thismonth:Bonds sold todate113.Received todate$59,076.74.Expendituresonwork$2,242.--60.These itemsare ofspecialinter-est and showthatthemoneysare graduallybeinggotteninhandfor the carrying out ofthe project.Actualconstruction workwill bestarted indue time. Whilethe matterisapparentlymoving slowly,itisdoubtless betterso,lest"hastemakewaste."With competentmen onthe boardof county commissionersandcompetentmen forbond trustees,as we have,the matter willbehandledin the mostadvisable way, andwe willeventually havea fine sys tem of publichighways.LongLeafPineSuitable For Craft PapersThat longleaf pine treated by the sulphateprocessand properly handledwill giveexcellentkraftpulpsandpapers,especially the very strongandvery tough,light-weightbrowi wrapping papers,isthe conclusionreached bythede-partmentofagricultureaftera scries or tests todetermine tnewood's possibilities asa source of pulp. This conclusion is ofsig-nificanceatthis time, becausewarhas cut off theGerman supplytothiscountry. Thehighspecificgravity ofthe woodandthe resultant high yield of pulp percord,saysthedepartmentin are-cently issuedbulletin,givelong-lea-fpine anadvantagepossessed by fewothercommercially import-antwoods suitablefor pulpmak-ing. This new usefor longleaf pine furnishesa meansof utilizing thewaste in slabs,edgings, andtrim-mingsfrom southernmills.T,opsanddefective logsleftinthewoodsandsmalllogswhichatpresent arc converted intolum-berwithlittle ornoprofitwouldfurnisha supplyof raw material for pulpmaking evengreater thanthatderivedfromthemill waste. Thetests weremadeatthe forestservicelaboratory andwere of two kinds,thosetodeterminetheeffectofvarying thecookingconditionsinthe sulphateprocess,andsemi-commerc-tests carriedon byboththesulphate and thesoda process. Thesulphate process was found to besuperiorto the soda,at leastsofarasng leafpine is concerned.In theformer processthe pulpcanbeverymuchundercooked and stillproducea fair quality paper,while a sodapulp mustbecom-parativelywell cookedbeforea goodpapercan bemadefrom it. Tho bestsulphatekraftpulpswereobtained withatotal durationof cooking ofonly3.5hours, against6hoursfor the best pulp. Sulphate kraft pulp of fairlygoodstrength and toughness cancanbeobtainedfromlongleafpinewithyields ashigh as61percent, or2,170pounds of absolutely dry pulp per hundredsolid cubicfeetof wood.lorthe productionof highgrades ofkraftwrappings theyieldofpulpcouldbe approximately51percent., or1,800poundsof absolutelydrypulpequal to2,000poundsair-dr-ypulp per100cubicfeet of solidwood,theyieldpercordwouldbesome-whatlessthanthe weightsgiven sincean ordinary4x4x8foot stackedcord may contain from75to100cubic feetof solidwood. Workis goingrightaheadonthe drainage canal south of townand benefitsfromitare alreadybeingfelt by thosetruckerswhosolandliesimmediately adjacenttothecompletedportion.Mrs. U.S.Whiteakerisvisiting her daughter,Mrs.C.II.Cleve-land,atBocaGrande. French Advancing in UpperAl-saceRussiansRoutTurksNewsofthe War inBriefLondon,England.Therightwing oftheFrench army is less thanthirtymilesfromthe riverRhine,holding theALsastianvil-lage of Steinbach and the heightstothe southeast,afteroneofthemoststubborn localized fightsoftho war.Atno other pointcftho westernfronthas there beenanynoteworthychange.In Polandtherehas beenlittleshift in the relative positionsofthe contendingarmies.TheGer-manscontinue their furiousandintermittent attacksontheBzura-Rawk-aline.Tothe souththeRussians have swept forward to Susawa, near theRoumanian Frontier.Inthe Caucasus tho Turkish invadersandtheRussi-ans are apparently stillfightinprout their battle aboutSari-Kam-ys-h,both sides claiming victory.thebenchprogress inupperAl sace isprobably themostsignifi cant news from the westernfrontin anumber ofweeksandbysomeobservers hereitistakentoindi cate future attempts by the alliestobreak throughinthat region. maintainingmeanwhile abaseonBelfort. For the moment the swampy groundinwest Flanders pfeel tides ageneral advanceinthatlocality. Futhermore, GeneralJoffro's ieeling"tactics at other points have resulted innogreat gains and it consequentlywouldnotbo asurpriseifthe heaviestfiVhtinffduringthonext fortnightcenter-e-non thoeasternslopesofthoVosgcsmountains.Itwas down thosehillsthatthe French Alpinechasseurs,backedby thofamousseventy-fiv-emilli-meterguns,swepttovictoryatSteinbach.Only alittlefurtheradvance southeast, Britishcom-mentators point outwillgivealli-espossession ofthevillageofCcr-na-y.They now holdthe heightswestofthattown, anditsfallwouldthrowopenthe way toMuelhausen.Whether theTurks areoraro not exaggerating theirsuccesses,they are givingsomehardfight-inginthe Caucasus, judging from dispatches. Even Petrogradtel-egrams admitthatthe situationis becoming oneof first importance.There is nosign as yet, however,ofRussia's moving troops from her western to her southernfron-tier.ARussian VictoryLondon. Twoof the threeTur-kish columnswhich last weekin-vaded the RussianCaucasus,have met with disasterandthe troops not killed or captured, arein retreat.Thecolumn whichtookArda-ha-na fewdaysago, havebeen driven out ofthat townaccordingtoPetrogradofficialdispatches. andisalmost surroundedbytho iiussians, who hold themainroad. Another column,whichcrossed the frontier near Sari, Kamish,onthe roadtoKara,hassufferedev-en worsedefeat,oneoftwoarmy corps whichcomposed it,being capturedinits entirety.TheRussians also reportanoth-er victory over the Austrians in theUzokPass of the Carpathians. Emperor Frances Joseph's armyinthis regionisdeclaredtobe intull retreatina mountain nass deep insnow,withRussiancaval-ry attacking itsflankandrear.Adjourned Meeting TowaCouncil Towncouncil metinadjournedsessionTuesday.evening,Decem-ber29th,at7o'clockatthe town hall. Present were:U. S.White-aker, president protern.;AdamSilcox,councilmen ;AttorneyWal-lace Chadman.Therenot beinga sufficientnumber present to form a quorumtotransactany-business,the president protern,adjourned the meeting until7p.m.Tuesday,January5th, J915. P.O.GAUTIER, CLERK. MissEstellaGroomreturned Saturday morningfromLakeland whereshehasbeenspendingthoholidays with friends and relativSixty-si-xPerCent.ComesFromPublicFunds.NewYork State leadsMorethan$20,500,000wasspent last year in the campaign against tuberculosisinthe United States.Ofthissum,66.8per cent, was derived frompublicfunds, either federal, state, county ormunicipal,andthe remainderwascontributedbyprivatephilanth-ropy.Thesearesome ofthein-terestingfigurescontained in the annual statistical statementof TheNationalAssociationforthestudyandprevention oftuberculosis, madepublicto-day.Thestatementisbased largely onac-tualreportsreceived fromanti-tuberculosisagenciesthroughout the country, butwherereportsarenotavailable,thefigureshavebeen estimated.Institutional care andtreat-mentof consumptivesin hospitals and sanitoria makes up thelar-gestshareofthetotalexpenditures. Morethan$17,300,000wasspent for thispurpose,.with anad-.iAnnirnin: t-cuuonaixorF'-mentoftuberculosis insane and! prisoners.These figuresinclude notonlythecostof maintenance, butinsomeinstances the cost of constructionofinstitutions.Anti-tuberculosisassociationsspent the next largestsum,amountingto alittleover $900,000.Care ofpa-tientsindispensaries andbyvisit-ingnursescost almostasmuch, approximately$860,000.Thegrowthoftheopenairschool movementisshownin the factthatlast year more than$300,000 was spentfor this purpose,astAiirnrriiiagainstiu,uuuexpenueu"yearsago.Stateandcity boardsofhealth spent$200,000directlyontuberculosis work.Inthelastfiveyears, theper-centageofmoney spent frompub-licfundshas steadily increased from53percent, in1909to63.3percent, in1913,and66.8percent,last year.TheNationalAssociationconsiders thisincreasesignificant, sinceitindicates a shiftingofthe burdenofinstitutionalcareof the consumptive fromthe private purse to thegencralpublicpursewhereit rightlybelongs. New YorkState spentmore money lastyearinthetuberculosiscampaign thananyothertwoStates nthe Union, duelargelytothe increasedand rapidlydevelop-ing movementfor city and county careof thetuberculus.Pennsyl-vania,which has occupied secondplace for the past four years,wassuperseded last year by Illinois, with Massachusettsinfourthplace and Colorado infifthplavc. NotedVisitor'Dr.Chas.U.Clark, assistantpro-fessorofLatininYale"University,was inPunta Gorda andthesur-rounding country fora fewdays recentlycollectingmaterialforaseriesof lectures ontropicalpor-tionsof theUnitedStates.Thisisthe first time Dr.Clarkhas been intneSouthanditispleasanttonotethatheisverymuch pleasedwithallthathehas seensofar. A collectionof lantern slidesawithwhich toillustratehislec-tureswilladdmuchto theattractivenessof these lecturesbythis celebratedgentleman..Dr.Clark isalso presidentoftheMassawippisummerschool.Think ThisOverWhenanewspapergivesyoualotoffreeadvertisinginorderto boomsomeconcept or entertain-mentin which youare intreested, keep track of thelinesthat are printedweek by weekandmulti-plythatnumber by the regular advertising ratesofthe paper.Compare theressltswiththeactu-almoney valueof any favorthatyou getfrom anyotherbusiness concern.Then take intoconsid-erationthefactthatadvertising and circulation are theonlytwo things that a newspaper hasto sell.Now,in thesedays ofhigh-er prices,how muehdoyou thinkitoughttogiro away! Tomatoes to theFront Itisnow estimatedthatbarringsomeextraordinarycircumstancestherewillbeclose to 400acres oftomatoesclantedinandaround Punta Gorda most of whichwillbeshipped fromthis point.Someestimates placeitalittlebeyondthatfigure andjustnowthere seems to bea goodchanceitwillrunover 400ratherthan underthatfigure. Aweekofsettledfineweather might boost it overeasily.Severalgood sizedplantingsarehangingfire. Among some ofthe settled acreages are these: J.L.Morgan27acres outon theroad running from the hardroad tothenewsteel bridgeatPineapple river.IheKuykendallplacemay have twenty acresinifall goes well. There will beaboutfive acresatthe KoonandCo.farm.DanSmithwill havetwo,Bar-ley hasplantedfiveacres. Bridgehas seven inpreparation next toit. The Cameron placeexpects twoorthree. J. II. Miller has threeacresallupand,welllocated. Edmundsonisputting out threeacres.Wilhelmtwoand Windhamexpects acoupleput in Another planting oftwenty-fiv-eacresinoneclearingisunderadvisementnear byalong thissame road. There will be muchover150betweentheKoonandCo.farm and thetown. Muchof this itisquite surenow will havetobeset out fromseedbeds butitisbelieved withallthe moistureinthesoilthattheresultswill be as good asin other years whenseed wasplanted inthe furrow. VariousGrassExperimentsTorealizehowgreatachangehas comeover methods around Punta Gorda itisonly necessaryto listento the frequent announcementof intentionstoplantvari-ousforage grasses and grains.Someof thenewvarietieswhichordinarilywould beplanted for rainyseasongrowth are being tried outinlittle patchesfrom now onandthe interest insome one ormoreofthenew speciesisalmostuniversal with our farmers.Thecontinued rainfallhaspro-duced soilconditionsso muchintothoseof somerainyseasonsthatitisbelieved someof thenew-grain-s"and grasses can be madetostartnow and probablymake.Inthatcasewherever tests areen-couraging growerswill beable to decidewith better judgmenton what toplant later andbe more sure ofgetting desired results.Mrs.StellaGouldreceivedfrom one ofherseedexchangesapack-age ofsudan grassseedfromTex as andthisisbeing distributeda--mongquiteanumber ofpeoplefor trial.AtFloridonia Dr Iledrickisex-perimenting withanumber offoragegrasses and among themtheresults with Federitaseemto markit as likelytobeof greatvaluein thissectionespeciallyondry sandysoil. GoodPineappleMovement Quite alivelytimehappenedinthe pineapple line lastweekandWachobsentofftwenty-tw-ocratesof finefruit, the largestship-mentbeingtoPennsylvaniamark-ets. Hallshipped four crates,Turn-er shipped7,Shaw shippedone,Perkinstwenty-two-,ByrdoneandBrown five.Oneof the features ofthesesaleswasthenumber of Floridatownsthatwere totaste thefinePunta Gorda fruit.Messrs.Shrieve andGrovearetwo new comers whohave bought landinsection31. Theformeris fromWest Virginia end intends atonceimproving the fiftyacres he hasacquired,whilethelatterhasnot yet intimatedhisintentionas totheuseof the140acreshe hasbought.Mr. Grovo isac-companied by hischarmingwifeand daughter.Onceagain therehasbeena spasmof unwanted weatherthatwet downsome ofthefieldsmuchmorethanwasatall welcome.In severalcasespumps were used withgood effect,notably on the Chadwick placewheretheegg-plants and peppers,whichwerein suchdesirable shapewerekeptgoingand at this writingseem infairconditiontobring results.Somebeanfields sufferedasin someinstancesthe bloomswereblownandwashed offratherfree-ly.'Neverthelessshipmentshave continuedanditisa surpriseas wellassource ofcongratulationthatthe truckersaregetting the amountofstuffthey areatthistime.Inthree days nearlyonehun-dred hampers ofbeansleftPuntaGordastationbesidesothervege-eable-s.McQuaigand Hardin shipped5crates ofpeastoNew York.FromtheIvuykendahl placeutten hampersof beanshaveal-ready been shippedandpickingwasgoingonMonday again with fair prospects.B.E.Perkins shipped fourham-persof beanstoChicago onthesecond. Shaw shippedtwoof beanstoChicago. KoonandCo.got offten hampersofbeansto NewYark.J.M.Caldwellsent ten hampersof beans to Chicago.T.Strong shippedonecrate ofto-matoesandone of,peppersto Chicago.D.Hill shippedsevencrates of peppers. Three cratesof tomatoes weresenttoSavannashbyJ.Caldwell.E.Smithhadeight crates ofpep-pers forNew,York.R.Windhamshippedtwelvehampersof beansandtwoofpeppers.1.J. Patrickshippednineol beans,threeof peppers, one ofeggplant andoneofsquash on onedayoflastweek and waspicking beans outontheMizell placelastMondaywith other vegetablesto follow.Wax beanswerebeing pickedontheCooperfarmon Monday.Just aLineC. A.Skipper,CashieroftheZoli'oStateBank,when intown thisweek saidthatthe truck situ ation herewassurprising in theface ofweather conditionsandthat afterwhathehadseen inother localitieshe wouldtake truckchancesquickerherethanany placeofwhichhe nowknew.Theold peach treein DonAl-ert'syard,close tothe TravelersHotel, whichalways bearssomeextra largefruitfor thissectionhasbeenbloomingforovertwoweeks. Onefamilyservedfourteen kindsofvegetablesduring thefivedays recent visitofrelatives,11grown in thehome garden. Twelvesorts were. servedatonedinner at alocalhotel oneday recently accordingto a guest.J.L.Morgan hasaboutthree acres offinelookingcucumbersjustnow.l'ine eggplantand sweetpotatoeshavecome to town thisweekfromA.Dewey's Petrucio farm. Sheridanismakinggoodship-mentsfromhis tomatofield.Returnsseemratherslowincoming in. Among figuresheard of are$2.40for beansbyJ.Powell.Driver netted$21.80fortwelve hampersof beans. Theseboth are holidayfigures whicharenev-erquite asgood asjust before Christmas orafterNew Years. UnsuccessfulAttempt toRobFortOgdenDepotNewYear's nightsomepettythief priedoffthe screeninoneofthewindowsoftheA. C. L.depot atFortOgdenandeffectedanen-trance by smashing theglasswitharailroadspike.Nothing ofvaluewas taken, Agent Morgan having placedall moneyin thesafe,which the thief did nottam-per with.Thegeneral beliefisthatsometramppassingthroughwas responsiblefor thecrime.Wiien in doubt leadAboost. es.

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Page 4 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald 1910: The Hotel Punta Gorda continues to be an eyesore standing idle for the past nine years according to the Punta Gorda Herald. 1910: John M. Murdock, a real estate salesman from Chicago, began acquiring land in northern Charlotte County. 1910: A post of“ce was established at Gasparilla. 1911: A new Punta Gorda High School opened on Taylor Street, where all twelve grades were taught. It replaced the older school on Goldstein Street. The building was destroyed in a “re in 1958. 1912: Ferry boats operated from the railroad wharf in Punta Gorda to Corams Wharf in Charlotte Harbor. This service continued until 1920. A bridge was not opened until 1921. 1912: The Merchants Bank of Punta Gorda was chartered becoming Punta Gordas second bank. The building still stands on Marion Avenue and is occupied today by Serendipity Salon. 1912: A second great “re destroyed many commercial properties in downtown Punta Gorda including the King Hotel and the Wotitzky General Merchandise Store. 1912: Construction of the beautiful brick church on Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda for the First United Methodist congregation began. The Church was largely completed in 1914. PUNTA GORDA ALMANAC 1910-1920 PHOTO PROVIDEDThis photo of the First United Church is a copy of one that appeared in a brochure published by the Punta Gorda Commercial Club in 1921. The imposing red brick structure, designed by Philadelphia architect Benjamin D. Price, was built in 1914. Sited at the corner of Marion Avenue and Gill Street in the Punta Gorda Historic District, the church is still in use. ALMANAC | 10 BeallsFlorida.com For over 125 years, your dedication to reporting the local news has been greatly appreciated. We look forward to many more years of excellence! Congratulations Sun Newspaperson your 125th Anniversary!From your friends at Bealls Bealls Stores & BeallsFlorida.com are operated by Bealls Stores, Inc. and Bealls Westgate Corporation. GE01ADNO=50530844

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Page 5 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald The Great Migration fever caught up with African Americans in Punta Gorda. Those working the most menial and low paying jobs went North to seek a better economic future. By 1920, the population of African Americans in Punta Gorda decreased from a high of 40.9 percent (414) to 23.3 percent (314). Jacksonville became the gateway city for Floridians going North. When World War I began, African Americans in Punta Gorda were quick to show their patriotism, signing up to go “ght overseas. The Herald highlighed African American patriotism:Jun. 20, 1917 COLORED SELECTS LEFT Given Great Send-Off by Their Friends Nine young colored men who had been selected for Military service left here for the camp Tuesday Morning. They are: Leonard Fulford, Bennie Coleman, Harrison Wadsworth, Lexie Bass, Jim Jack son, Ben Zachery, Ed Hayes, Lewis June, and Will Martin. Sellars ONeal left on Monday. They were given a great send-off by their friends, a large number of whom assembled at the depot to bid them a patriotic farewell. The nine were placed in line beside the railroad track and in front of them was a truck upon which their church pastors stood when addressing them. Rev. M.L. Cherry, pastor of St. Marks Progressive Baptist church was master of ceremonies. Jun. 20, 1917Dispatches from the battle line in France report that the colored troops there are covering themselves with glory. When our Punta Gorda colored men get over there the dispatches will have more stories of valorous deeds to relate April 4, 1918 Punta Gordas colored candidates for glory in the war against the Kaiser have responded to their countrys call. Friday morning, Silas Fulton, Ellis Powell and Venus Green went to Arcadia and were followed next day by James O. Clemmons, all of whom have been accepted for service in the army and sent to Camp Ayer, Mass., for preliminary training. Crowds of friends were at the depot here to bid them goodbye. May 16, 1918 Colored Men in Camps Silas Fulton, Co. C, 520 Engineers Div., Camp Devens. Ellis Powell, 28th Co., Camp Devens James O. Clemons, Camp Johnston. Willis Andrews, Co. 11, Detension, Camp Johnston. Richard Fleming, Camp Devens. Venus Green, Camp Devens Willson Caruthers, Camp Johnston. N. B. … Every name on this list ought to be “rst, but we cant arrange the list in such a way as to put every one “rst. May 30, 1918 Colored Men in Camps Silas Fulton, Co. C, 520 Engineers Div., Camp Devens. Ellis Powell, 28th Co., Camp Devens James O. Clemons, Camp Johnston. Willis Andrews, Co. 11, Detension, Camp Johnston. Richard Fleming, Camp Devens. Venus Green, Camp Devens Willson Caruthers, Camp Johnston. N. B. … Every name on this list ought to be “rst, but we cant arrange the list in such a way as to put every one “rst. July 25, 1918 Punta Gorda colored people have proved their patriotism in various ways, one of which was their generous contributions to the Red Cross. When the last drive for the Red Cross came, their leader the Rev. M.L. Cherry, was unavoidably absent from but when he returned he went amongst his people and quickly raised $22 in cash, which he turned to the treasurer of the local chapter this week. This brings the total donations by our colored people up to a little over $160 The African Americans in Punta Gorda: Patriotism and ProtestBy MARTHA BIREDABLANCHARD HOUSE MUSEUMPROTEST | 8 adno=50531187 We're not just in your neighborhood...We're part of your community.Being located in your community and being an active member of it are two very different things. As your neighborhood funeral home were honored to serve you both through funeral care and community involvement. Call us to learn how we can serve you further.Old Fashioned Service at a Price You Can Afford 2002-2017TAYLOR FUNERAL and Cremation Services1515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950(941) 833-0600 € www.LTaylorFuneral.com Larry

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Page 6 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald many people of other sections who are Interested in his locality the following facts are given: Punta Gorda is on the Charlotte Harbor Division of the Atlantic Coast Line R. R., 295 miles south of Jacksonville, 80 miles east of south from Tampa on the southside of Charlotte Harbor, 25 miles from Its mouth, Boca Grande. Its population by the Federal census of 1910 was slightly In excess of 1,200, but this number has been considerably Increased by people who have located here since the census was taken, and the number of people In the town now is variously estimated at from 1,600 to 2,000. Of this population about 300 are black people. There are Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches with regular services for white people, and Methodist and Baptist churches for negroes. A public school for white children, embracing grammar and high school departments, employs eleven teachers and has an enrollment of several hundred pupils. A private “nishing school is also maintained. The negroes have a good public school with two teachers and an enrollment of about forty pupils. The taxation for city, county and state purposes is not considered excessive, and considering that property heretofore has been assessed at about one-third its real value there has been little occasion for dissatisfaction from this source. The town contains two substantial banks, an excellent telephone system with connections all over the neighboring counties; post of“ce, telegraph and express of“ces; several private boarding houses, four hotels; plenty of grocery, dry goods, drug and other stores to supply all the demands of the trade; machine, wagon and boat shops; Ice factory, bottling works, three cigar factories, a livery stable, newspaper and job printing of“ce, bakery, restaurants, a town hall; ”ourishing lodges of Masons, Woodmen of the World and Red Men; plant for making concrete building blocks; “ve lawyers, four physicians, one dentist. number of real estate men, etc., etc.ŽA growing concernA large portion of the front page was devoted to agriculture. One story implored residents to add ground limestoneŽ to the soil to sweetenŽ it in order to make vegetables grow better. Another story stated that It is now estimated that barring some extraordinary circumstances there will be close to 400 acres of tomatoes planted in and around Punta Gorda, most of which will be shipped from this point.Ž Jordan must have been pleased with the amount of advertising in this edition. The eight pages of this edition carried about 50 ads. There were dozens of classi“ed and business card ads, as well. The editor was certainly a booster for his town. The top of the paper, which under Seward read, In God We Trust. All Others Cash.Ž now read Punta Gorda „ In Tropical Southwest Florida, a Seaport on the Famous Charlotte Harbor „ a Town that is Known for its Natural Attractions and the Hospitality of a Cosmopolitan Citizenship.Ž But a newspaperman like Jordan made sure folks, particularly the business community, knew that his paper was there not only to cover the news but to make a pro“t, as well. Under the Page 1 headline THINK THIS OVER, Jordan wrote When a newspaper gives you a lot of free advertising in order to boom some concept or entertainment in which you are interested, keep track of the lines that are printed week by week and multiply that number by the regular advertising rates of the paper. Compare the results with the actual money value of any favor that you get from any other business concern. Then take into consideration the fact that advertising and circulation are the only two things that a newspaper has to sell. Now, in these days of higher prices, how much do you think it ought to give away!Ž We hope you enjoy this months look back at the city A.P. Jordan called home. Come back and see us next month. Jim Gouvellis is the executive editor of the Charlotte Sun. You can email him at gouvellis@ sun-herald.com.JIMFROM PAGE 2 adno=50531184Nolan Family Insurance A Long, Solid History of Protecting the People of Charlotte County! 941-639-1122100 Madrid Blvd., Unit #111 € Punta Gorda, FL 33950 WWW.NOLANAGENCY.COM HOME FLOOD AUTO BOAT UMBRELLA COMMERCIAL Jim Jr. joins his father as an agent in their family business.1996 1993Jim Jr. goes to work as an adjuster for Progressive Insurance in Ft. Myers. 1974Jim Nolan Sr. moves his family to Port Charlotte and opens Jim Nolan Allstate. 2017Wendy Atkinson joins the agency as a Commercial Insurance Specialist bringing over 25 years of insurance knowledge and experience. 2008Erin Galley joins NFI and quickly works her way up to become the companys Managing Agent. 2006Jim Jr. and Jim Sr. form Nolan Family Insurance Agency Inc. and purchase Peeples Agency, an independent agency started in 1954. Our family is dedicated to protecting you and your family.Ž

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Page 7 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald For the “rst part of the new century, the Englewood area „ which was then in Manatee County „ saw only a trickle of new settlers arriving. It remained an isolated, self-sustaining, self-supporting little community. The 1910 census, the “rst to be taken, determined there were 75 full time residents in the Englewood area and 50 additional winter visitors, most of whom came to hunt and “sh. The large number of investors and settlers that had been expected „ due to the lure of the pro“table lemon growing „ had never arrived. But that 1910 head count was up from the 1897 General Directory of Manatee County that listed Englewood as having 52 residents, so the area was growing, slowly. The area that was to become Englewood saw its “rst settlers, the William Goff family, in 1878. In 1886 Grove City was platted by John Cross, an entrepreneur, who had grandiose ideas for a grove town aimed at lemon growing. Lemons were in high demand at that time for treating scurvy and in”uenza. In 1896, three enterprising young men from Chicago, the Nichols brothers, platted the town of Englewood having purchased 2,000 acres of land north of Grove City from Cross. Their intent was to also establish a lemon growing community. However, 1895 marked the end of the lemon dreams for Grove City and the Englewood area. Two backto-back hard freezes hit the area, the lowest temperature was an unheard-of 14 degrees. The young citrus trees were all killed. The Nichols brothers, who had platted the town, had huge plans for developing the community into a grove town with home and citrus-growing sites. They built a grand hotel overlooking Lemon Bay, catering to prospective land buyers which even included an elegant ballroom. Turn of the century: Carving Englewood from the woods Diana Harris DIANA | 11 PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRISThe Gottfried men on their small sailboat showing o a string of sh on the creek that today bears their name, Gofried Creek. Behind them is the family homestead. Photo circa 1910. 2004-2017 Buying Vintage & ModernROLEXES! Paying up to $125,000* Paying up to $50,000* Paying from $2,000-$10,000*€Price depends on condition. Original box & papers add value to each watch.Westchester Gold & DiamondsLet Us Rock Your WorldŽBaers Plaza, Port Charlotte www.Westchestergold com941-625-0666Paying from $3,000-$40,000*Paying from $2,000-$15,000* adno=50531677

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Page 8 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald and the grand aggregate for the entire district to $2,470. Sept. 26, 1918 Moved by the spirit of patriotism that is stirring the country, George Brown, the skilled and reliable owner of the shipyards and marine ways at Cleveland, has placed a big advertisement in this paper boosting the sale of Liberty Bonds. Being exempt from the draft, he is determined to do his part towards winning the war. Oct. 10, 1918 The colored people had a great peace rally in St. Marks Progressive Baptist church, Monday night. It was a union meeting of all the colored church people. The Rev. M.L. Cherry, the pastor of St. Marks, was master of ceremonies, which included prayers, beautiful songs and addresses by several colored ministers and by Dr. R.A. Sublette, pastor of the white Baptist church; Hon. Frank M. Cooper and Chairman T.C. Crossland of the United War Workers. Great enthusiasm prevailed and those present contributed on the spot over $135 to the United War Workers relief fund. Punta Gordas colored people are always found in front ranks of patriotism and benevolence. Oct. 17, 1918 Our colored people are proving their patriotism in more ways than one. They have contributed liberally to the Red Cross and to Belgian relief; some of their best men are in the army and others not “t for military service are working in ammunition factories up northŽ; many of them are buying Liberty Bonds and now comes St. Marks Progressive Baptist Church, of which Rev. M.L. Cherry is pastor, and puts an advertisement in this paper calling upon everybody to buy Liberty Bonds. As long as we have such people as these, there is no doubt we will beat the Huns, horse, foot, dragoonŽ, Kaiser and all. Disappointment and sense of betrayalAfrican American males from all over the country volunteered to join the war effort to prove their loyalty, patriotism, and worthiness of equal treatment in the United States. Despite their efforts, African American inductees were disrespected, placed in subservient roles, and forced to serve in segregated units. For African Americans, World War I highlighted the hypocrisy of United States rhetoric regarding the war to make the world safe for democracy.Ž African-American soldiers who had experienced freedom and respect in France returned home to face discrimination and even violence. Veteran Wilbur Little was lynched in Blakely, Georgia, upon his return to the United States after ignoring warnings from a group of white men to never wear his uniform in public. Civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois urged returning African Americans to continue to “ght for democracy in America. On July 28, 1917, a silent march of 10,000 African Americans was held along Fifth Avenue in New York City. The march was organized by the NAACP, church, and community leaders to protest violence directed towards African Americans. The parade was precipitated by the East St. Louis riots in May and July, 1917 and recent lynchings in Waco and Memphis.Protest African AmericansAfrican Americans in Punta Gorda had contributed greatly to the war effort. They felt a grave sense of betrayal when the DeSoto County School Board refused to pay colored teachers for their last term of service during the school year. In an elegant letter of protest printed by the The Punta Gorda Herald, African Americans expressed their disappointment and sense of betrayal.April 15, 1919 Whose Souls Breathe the Refreshing Zephyrs of True Democracy Take Action .We the colored citizens of Punta Gorda, Fla., at a mass meeting held at the A.M.E. church, to discuss the failure of the County School Board of DeSoto County to carry out its contract of seven months with the teachers of our Public School, owing to the shortage of funds adopted the following resolutions. Whereas the time has come for all races to throw off the yoke of bondage, and to have self determination, and to enjoy the blessings of the coming Worlds Democracy, for which we have so liberally contributed, and whereas no nation, race or people can enjoy or demand the rights accorded to them by the provisions of their government, without an education and. Whereas we are called upon to all our places as loyal American citizens, in the defense of the rights of the United States, pass the same examination, keep down Bolshevism, (which can only be done by educating) and Whereas we responded so liberally to the call of the government, through the buying of War Saving Stamps, Liberty Bonds, supporting the Red Cross Work to the last ditch, picking up The United War Workers Campaign with as much eagerness and force, and all of these were only to us as a starter and bracer for the VICTORY LOAN, which faces us and also mean to put that OVER TOP, among us. We feel that we have not had a square deal, and our efforts to win Democracy for the world have failed in bringing that to the Colored American Citizens of this community will proceed to maintain our public school by raising through public subscription, $100, the amount necessary, (having half of said amount in hand already) to carry out the unexpired term of the Punta Gorda Public School. April 24, 1919 Colored citizens protest the failure of the County School Board to carry out its seven month contract with the teachers. They are attempting to raise the $100 necessary to carry the unexpired term. Educating their children was one of the most important values of the colored citizens of Punta Gorda. They raised the money to pay their teachers and their males volunteered in large numbers again, when needed by their country to serve in World War II. Martha Bireda is the director of the Blanchard House Museum, 406 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Punta Gorda. For more information, visit their website at http:// www.blanchardhouse museum.org.PROTESTFROM PAGE 5 941.473.7750 | 1200 S. 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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Page 9 Celebrating 125 years of The HeraldThe following are excerpts from a scholarly paper Iron him, Colonel: Theodore Roosevelt Hunts Devil“sh in Punta Gorda,Ž by Dr. Christopher Meyers. Meyers is a history professor at Valdosta State University in Georgia and a graduate of Venice High School. Theodore Roosevelt has a well-earned reputation as a big-game hunter and naturalist/conservationist. He is most closely identi“ed as a hunter of animals that roam the prairies, plains, forests, and jungles of North America, South America, and Africa, but is not known as a “sherman and rarely hunted animals of any kind in Florida. His 1917 expedition to Punta Gorda was Roosevelts “rst signi“cant foray as a hunter of the big-game of the sea and more closely identi“ed him with the state of Florida. Devil“sh provided a prey that had to be tracked and hunted, while “shing was largely a sedentary activity with no tracking and hunting of a prey; Roosevelt, an advocate of the strenuous life, needed action. He clearly distinguished between “shing and catching devil“sh in Florida. The devil“sh that Roosevelt wanted to hunt could be found off the gulf coast of Florida, in Punta Gorda. The leading expert on devil“sh, or Manta birostris, in 1917 was Danville, Virginia resident Russell J. Coles, who the New York Times called the king of devil-“shermen.Ž Devil“sh grew to enormous sizes and could quite easily swamp a well-sized boat in the struggle of catching one. Devil“sh gained a reputation among “shermen as being the most dif“cult creatures in the world to kill. Despite this, Coles had mastered conquering even the largest of devil“sh. ‘Iron him, Colonel!’By CHRISTOPHER MEYERSVALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITYTheodore Roosevelt hunts devilfish in Charlotte Harbor PHOTO PROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETYPresident Theodore Roosevelt and Russell Coles with their devilsh.ROOSEVELT | 12 ACTIVE DOOR AND WINDOWPROTECT YOUR FAMILY € YOUR HOME € YOUR LOVED ONES GET HURRICANE PROTECTION TODAY!YOUR IMPACT DOOR & WINDOW EXPERTS BUY FACTORY DIRECT! Voted Best in Charlotte County!!! IMPACT GARAGE DOORS ACCORDION SHUTTERS CABANA DOORS EZE-BREEZE PATIO ENCLOSURE CASEMENT WINDOWS SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS ROLL-DOWN SHUTTERS IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS€ GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS € SCREEN ENCLOSURES € IMPACT RESISTANT DOORS AND WINDOWS Visit Our Showrooms!FREE ESTIMATES!WWW.ACTIVEDOORANDWINDOW.COM ARCH TOP WINDOWS FRENCH DOOR DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS SLIDING DOORS SLIDING GARAGE SCREENS S L Replace your old drafty Windows & Doors with NEW PGT Energy Ef“ cient Windows & Doors P.C. Town Center Mall Showroom (In the Mall Next to Dillards) (941) 625-0357 North Port (941) 625-0357We Make It Easy For You...We Professionally € Measure € Install € Guarantee Your Satisfaction NO Subcontractors! Punta Gorda Showroom222 E. Ann St. (941) 637-8883 Englewood (941) 474-7488 Family Owned & Operated for OVER51 YEARSLic# AAA0010121 2002-2017adno=50531607

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Page 10 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The Herald1913: The Punta Gorda Herald was moved from the Marion Avenue location to a new brick building on the corner of Taylor and Herald Court. 1913: An all steel bridge was built over Alligator Creek replacing the older bridge. 1914: The Artesian Well at the intersection of Marion Avenue and Cross Street was removed. In 1919 an artesian fountain was installed at the corner of Marion and Taylor for public use. It remains today. 1914: The New Southland (formerly Dade) Hotel became the Seminole Hotel. It was located at Marion and Taylor and was later moved to Sullivan St. 1914: The “rst airplane to visit the Charlotte Harbor area landed as a crowd of over 1000 residents watched from the dock at Sullivan Street in Punta Gorda. 1914: E.V. Babcock purchased the 91,000 acre Crescent-B Ranch, which became the Babcock Ranch. 1915: Pineapples were a major crop in Punta Gorda. They averaged 4 to 12 pounds. 1915: The Citys narrow waterfront parks were widened through dredging and back“ll. Mayor (Dr.) Geo. Stone led the efforts to enlarge these parks. 1915: The West Coast Fish Companys run boat, the Chase, brought in 70,000 pounds of mullet and mackerel. 1916: A City bathhouse was built at the City Dock through funds raised by the Ladies Civic Improvement Association. The ladies managed the facility with very strict rules. 1916: Work began on the “rst bridge over the Peace River. 1917: The Plaza Theatre, one of Punta Gordas early movie houses, was built on Marion Avenue. It became the New Theatre in 1932, which was run by the Desguin family for many years. 1917: Former President Teddy Roosevelt visited Punta Gorda and stayed at the Seminole Hotel, the current site of the SunLoft Building and F.M. Dons Restaurant. 1917: The Charlotte Harbor School was built. It provided education through junior high. Those seeking a high school education were transported by boat to Punta Gorda. 1918: A.C. Frizzell started purchase of land which became his massive cattle ranch and which was later sold to develop Port Charlotte. 1919: Punta Gordas “rst golf course was built. Its remains were recently demolished and removed. 1919: A.P. Jordan sold a half interest in the Punta Gorda Herald to Paul Garrett, who became editor and general manager. 1920: A turpentine operation was established using convict labor at an area then called SouthlandŽ where El Jobean is today.ALMANACFROM PAGE 4 PUNTA GORDA HISTORY CENTER PHOTOSBath House built by the Ladies Civic Improvement Association one of the organizations that merged to form the Punta Gorda Woma ns Cub. Plaza Theatre on Marion Avenue built in 1917 later became the New Theatre. A typical turpentine still. There were many in this area during the decade including one on Alligator Creek, at McCall, and one where El Jobean is today.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Page 11 Celebrating 125 years of The HeraldBut with all their elaborate planning, they forgot one thing: They apparently didnt address the matter of roads to and from their new town. There werent any.Englewood was mostly woodsSince the town had been planned and built without any roads connecting it to the outside world, in 1910, the area still relied on boat transportation as the main means of travel and for delivery of supplies and shipping of local produce. To compound the problem, the talked-about railroad that was to travel through Grove City and Englewood never materialized. With no roads or railroad, communication and travel to and from the Englewood area was extremely dif“cult and hindered the growth of the area. Between 1910 and 1920, Englewood continued to be a widely spread-out, disjointed community of homesteads, many separated by several miles and the numerous creeks. An early visitor was asked what he remembered about his “rst trip to Englewood in 1919. Well, there isnt too much to remember,Ž he replied. Englewood was mostly woods.Ž Woods cattle, as they were called, roamed freely, going wherever they choose, including yards and gardens. Open rangeŽ pertained to the cattle industrys longtime legal practice of allowing cattle to roam freely without fences, often terrorizing homesteaders. Wild hogs were plentiful and played an important role in the lives of the early settlers, furnishing them with not only fresh meat but lard with which to cook. Quail, doves, wild turkeys, squirrels, rabbits and deer were hunted by the early settlers, which added some protein to their mostly seafood diet. It was legal to take sea turtles in those days, and common for families to take one or two a season, canning much of the meat. Also plentiful were the enormous amounts of mosquitoes. There are many early descriptions of clouds of mosquitoes so thick and black they looked like storm clouds coming right at you. As one early pioneer put it, They was some kind of terrible!Ž One of the more successful methods used against them were smudge pots. Rubbing on rancid bear grease or gar “sh oil infused with different plants worked well if you could stand the odor. What everybody did was to carry with them everywhere they went a fan made of a palmetto frond to swat at the mosquitoes. When you went inside a house you just left it outside. It was tough living. But the early settlers all had one thing in common: They were looking for a new life and were willing to work hard „ very hard „ to obtain it for themselves and their families, and at the same time give to a community they were building from scratch.Garden and seaTodays Englewood is often described as having evolved from a sleepy little “shing village. Well, thats not quite true. Most of our early settlers arrived prepared to venture into agricultural projects, not “shing. But all the newcomers immediately became aware of the unbelievable richness of the Gulf, Lemon Bay and the many creeks going through Englewood. Delicious seafood was just there for the taking, and they were soon supplementing their food stocks and income by “shing. Many started giving up farming altogether for a life on the water and became “sher-families,Ž some working for the Chadwick family which ran a very successful “sh business in Punta Gorda. The Chadwicks also had a “sh camp at Stump Pass in Englewood where “sh were stored before being taken to Punta Gorda. Some of the early pioneering families were extremely successful at farming. Today its hard to imagine the Gottfried familys lush pineapple, tomato and celery “elds where Merchants Crossing Shopping Center is. Or in the north part of town the Anderson familys large “elds of okra, turnips, peppers, cucumbers and guava trees. The Goff family successfully grew large amounts of rice in the slough behind where the Englewood Charlotte Library is located today. During the era of 1910 to 1920, the town its self started to build. There was an oneroom school, a sawmill, a couple of places where rooms could be rented, even a small hotel that catered to sportsmen, a livery stable, a post of“ce. In 1918, The Lemon Bay Womans Club was formed.Buchans LandingIn 1916, Pete and Florence Buchan purchased property on Lemon Bay. They built a large two-story building with family living quarters on the second ”oor. They opened a supply store, the only one in town. Buchan built a dock that extended 250 feet into the bay. With still no roads into Englewood, all the towns supplies arrived by sailboat at Buchans dock. The compound became known as Buchans Landing. It soon was also what you might call the social center of the town where you got the latest news and gossip as you shopped. Buchans Landings was the “rst sizable and prominent commercial venture in Englewood. In 1914, Buchan had started “ghting for a road into Englewood. By then, “rst automobile had arrived in Englewood, and it was obvious there would be more. In 1917, the “rst section of an Englewood road was “nished, opening the door to continued growth. Despite the lack of amenities „ no doctor, library or bank, church services but no church building, no electricity or telephones, no ice plant „ and despite the alligators, mosquitoes, the summer heat, the often heavy rains and storms, and endless other challenges „ the intrepid Englewood settlers kept coming. They beat the odds that were heavily against them, and they did indeed make the area a very “t place to live. But change was in the wind for the small, isolated Englewood area as the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s was quickly approaching. Diana Harris is a Sun columnist. She can be reached at diharris@comcast.net.DIANAFROM PAGE 7 PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRISThe L.A. Anger (Ainger) family sitting on the steps of their homestead which was located on the head waters of a creek we now know as Ainger Creek. Photo circa 1918. The Buchans Landing compound consisted of Englewoods only supply store, a long pier where most all the towns supplies came in or were landedŽ by small sailboats, the Post Oce and the familys living quarters. Mr.and Mrs. Buchan on the left. Photo 1917. Grandma Anna picking and packing tomatoes at the Gottfried farm where Merchants Crossing Shopping Center is now located. Photo circa 1915.

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Page 12 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Celebrating 125 years of The HeraldIn the fall of 1916 Roosevelt, read the entertaining article Coles wrote about his expedition to capture a devil“sh for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He contacted Coles and the two planned the trip to Punta Gorda. € € € Roosevelt set out from New York on March 23, 1917 and arrived in Punta Gorda on March 25. The Tampa Tribune described his arrival in this way: Punta Gorda went wild over Teddy today. One thousand people, whites and blacks, all ages and both sexes, deserted churches and gave him a noisy and enthusiastic welcome as he stepped from his train at 11 oclock.Ž The newspaper recorded Roosevelts response when asked how he liked Punta Gorda: Bully, Wonderful, Delighted.Ž After eating lunch at the Seminole Hotel with Coles, the local Dixie Orchestra serenaded the two. Roosevelt responded with some patriotic remarks to the several hundred residents who remained, and then they set off for the waters of the gulf. The former president described their base, or ”oating camp, (near Captiva Island) as a one-room house aboard a ”at scow.Ž The crew spent the night of March 25 on board the boat and woke at dawn to search for devil“sh. The weapon of choice in hunting devil“sh was a harpoon, which practitioners called the iron,Ž and before boarding the launch Coles instructed Roosevelt on the construction and proper use of the instruments. The harpoon consisted of an eightfoot wooden handle and an eight-inch pointed and sharpened iron head. Connected to the harpoon is a length of rope, and on one end of the rope is attached a drogue, a thick heavy, square board. The harpoon, or iron, was hurled at the manta ray, and in the ensuing struggle the wooden handle frequently came loose or was outright smashed. The drogue, connected to the rope, creates resistance for the devil“sh as it tries to swim away and escape; often the wounded animal dragged the boat some distance before it succumbed. When the manta tired suf“ciently the hunter used a lance to kill the prey. The Roosevelt expedition had six harpoons and three lances. The lances were in fact specially made for Coles based upon his own design. Six harpoons and three lances seemed an ample number, even considering some of the harpoons may be destroyed during the hunt. € € € The primary purpose of the trip was for Roosevelt to harpoon a devil“sh or two, so he was the man with the harpoon at the ready when the crew set out after breakfast. It was not long before they spotted a large dark spot just below the waters surface, a manta to the experienced men but indistinguishable to Roosevelt. Both Coles and Roosevelt stepped to the front of the boat with their harpoons, side-by-side ready to hurl their sharp weapons at the devil“sh. As the target swam swiftly close to the boat Roosevelt threw his harpoon into the sea, but alas the manta was too fast for the former president. He missed his target. Roosevelt attributed his miss to not allowing for the mantas speed and the boat traveling in the opposite direction. Roosevelt gathered up his harpoon and prepared himself for another try. The hunters did not have to wait long for a second opportunity, for within a few minutes a small group of devil“sh was spotted a short distance away. These mantas were not swimming but rather lying close to the waters surface, probably easier targets for the inexperienced former president. Roosevelt again positioned himself at the front of the boat, harpoon in hand as the vessel crept forward to get into striking range, Coles at his side with a second harpoon. As Roosevelt raised his arm to throw the harpoon Capt. Charley Willis shouted Iron him, colonel!Ž This time Roosevelt ironedŽ his target. He hit his prey and immediately after Coles threw a second harpoon into the manta, and the real struggle began. The male ray swam away furiously, dragging the boat and crew behind. This part of the death struggle lasted 11 minutes, and in this time the manta dragged the boat and crew a half mile. Eventually, the beast tired and Roosevelt was able to jab the lance into it twice killing the manta. That the struggle lasted eleven minutes was a testament to the strength of the devil“sh, as Roosevelts harpoon penetrated the heart. The crew dragged the manta to the nearest beach and dropped him off far enough that the tide would not take it away, and headed out to capture another. Within a few minutes the crew was out in the gulf and had spotted another prey, and this was a larger female specimen. The manta was heading straight at the vessel a couple of feet below the surface. Like the “rst ray, both Roosevelt and Coles had harpoons ready as the vessel approached the prey, and both men hurled their irons into the devil“sh. It was fortunate that both men threw harpoons because Coles did not stick; in response the crew brought the vessel close to the manta and Roosevelt ironed it again. This devil“sh fought longer and harder than the “rst, pulling the men and boat for two miles over a 26 minute period. This manta ray fought so hard that one of the crew allegedly shouted Youve got a damned Spanish devil “sh, Teddy! It wants to kill us!Ž Finally, when it tired, Roosevelt used the lance to kill her. The crew dragged this second devil“sh to shore to measure both and make other scienti“c notations. The New York Times reported that the crew was impressed with Roosevelts prowess with the harpoon, calling him a miracle worker.Ž € € € The “rst ray measured 13 feet, 2 inches, tip to tip, while the second was 16 feet, 8 inches. While the second was a signi“cant size, it was smaller than the one Coles had captured for the American Museum of Natural History in 1915, which measured 18 feet, 2 inches. One of the remarkable aspects of this expedition for Roosevelt was the opportunity to scienti“cally study these manta rays he had captured. He remarked at the roughness of their skin and the black pigment that rubbed off whenever he touched them. The mouth was large and practically without teeth. Roosevelt seemed to be impressed with how harmless they were to humans, but was equally surprised at their strength and tenacity when harpooned. Because Theodore Roosevelt was such a beloved “gure in America, the countrys newspapers covered his trip as closely as possible. Readers of the Athens, Georgia Weekly Banner learned that Roosevelt caught the ferocious octopus.Ž Both the New York Times and Washington Post called the manta rays marine monsters.Ž Most newspapers kept readers updated on the success of the trip, and the New York Times described Roosevelt as having acquired a thorough coat of tan.Ž One story making the rounds of the newspapers, which particularly amused Roosevelt, was his apparent drowning. The northeastern papers sent messages to Florida contacts about the rumor; the rumor apparently started when news circulated that one of the boats capsized during the devil“sh hunt. The St. Petersburg Evening Independent even ran a story under the headline TEDDY WAS NOT DROWNED.Ž The Atlanta Journal likewise ran a headline that indicated relief that Roosevelt had not drowned: Teddy in Fine HealthŽ while across town the Atlanta Constitution reassured its readers that Roosevelt was in excellent health and spirits.Ž All papers were relieved when Roosevelt was indeed still alive. € € € Punta Gorda celebrates Roosevelts visit in a couple of ways. First, any book about the city during the early 20th century includes a mention of the presidential visit and any photographs of Roosevelt that exist. Books by local authors Vernon Peeples, Lindsey Williams, and Byron Rhode all include snippets about Roosevelts visit, as does the Punta Gorda volume in the Images of America series. Second, the city remembers Roosevelts visit with a mural of him and the devil“sh he caught, which is located at Laishley Municipal Marina Boat Ramp in Laishley Park. The mural was sponsored by The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society and dedicated in 2008. The city is certainly proud of the special visit Theodore Roosevelt made to Punta Gorda in 1917.ROOSEVELTFROM PAGE 9 PHOTO PROVIDED BY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETYTheodore Roosevelt and Russell J. Coles. PHOTO PROVIDEDPresident Theodore Roosevelts arrival in Punta Gorda on March 25, 1917, drew a crowd of about 1,000 people. The former president is pictured at right, in the back seat of a car owned and diven by C.M. Carrier.

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