Charlotte sun herald

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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Sun herald
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Charlotte Harbor, FL
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Charlotte County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Also issued on microfilm from Crest Technologies.
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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Sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : Charlotte ed.)


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GOOD MORNINGIve shared with our readers the effect of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported Canadian lumber and newsprint. Another round of tariffs and duties were recently announced. The cost of newsprint from our supplier is now up 34 percent from the low. The cumulative increase is now about 10 cents in cost per reader per day we publish. (Thats $36.40 a year for those who want to skip the math.) The 34 percent cost increase is just the opening kickoff of how trade tariffs will impact those who enjoy community newspapers. We are a printer of over 120 smaller independent community newspapers who cant afford their own press. Most of those papers are a labor of love or a way to have a job, but not much more. We believe the 34 percent price increase will now cause some of those community newspapers to cease publication and those communities will be without a local newspaper. Some of those publications have been in business for more than 100 years. Some mills are stopping newsprint sales to U.S. newspapers and are instead shipping that product overseas. The dramatic shrinkage in newsprint supply, now over 20 percent, is causing panic in newspapers all across America. There is simply not enough newsprint being produced in America or shipped to America to currently meet all the demand. Already newspapers across this country have run out of newsprint. We do not expect this tight supply and higher prices to change anytime soon. As mills stop production or move product sales to other countries, the actual number of newsprint vendors is shrinking. This trade war is shrinking the number of suppliers, creating a newsprint duopoly where now just two newsprint companies will control over 70 percent of the U.S. market. They A new soap opera „ As The Press TurnsDAVID | 5 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT BOTTOM LINEThere is a greater need than ever for adults to step up and become foster parents in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties. IT TAKES A VILLAGE PHOTO PROVIDEDCharlotte County resident Lourdes Ortero (upper left) put her hand on the shoulder of her adopted 5-year-old son, Calvin Voyer-Otero, during a March17 trip to Animal Kingdom with her partner Rene Inman, along with Inmans biological son DeShaun French, 10, and their two foster children who are both 2, Raylinn Donaldson (frontof stroller) and Janessa Wegert-Fisher (back of stroller). After fostering 43 children over the past six years, Lourdes Ortero said she has noticed more kids coming into the system but not enough foster parents to care for them. We need more homes than ever,Ž said Ortero, who lives in Charlotte County with three foster children right now, along with her adopted son, a stepson and her partner, Rene Inman. Foster children who are taken from their homes have often been exposed to drugs, according to information through Florida Department of Children and Families. And, according to Ortero those could include opioids, meth, heroin, or whatever was cheapest nine months ago.Ž The trend she sees on the front line is one that the Childrens Network of Southwest Florida is trying to ease through open houses it recently began holding monthly to recruit new foster parents in Charlotte County. As the agency contracted by DCF to administer foster services for Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties, the Childrens Network has said its short on local beds and needs more foster parents „ especially in Charlotte County. At the end of February, according to DCF, 124 kids were in licensed foster care in Charlotte County, eight in DeSoto County and 75 in Sarasota County. Children who are placed out of their homes through the courts frequently end up staying with relatives, for example, and arent put into foster homes. But during early March, Charlotte County was about 30 beds short for children in foster care. Dozens were Foster parents needed in order tokeep kids in-countyBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERWe know everyday there are children who need to sleep somewhere.Wendy Vernon, foster parentFOSTER PARENTS | 4 Praise Jesus,Ž are the words Martha Martin, Operations Manger of Helping Hand, uses when describing the future home of“ce of the nonpro“t that gives hundreds of bags of food out to Englewood area needy. One day we will have a new building thanks to Englewood United Methodist Church and the other churches that help us on a regular basis,Ž she said. The nonpro“t group operates out of a tiny portable building on the campus of Englewood United Methodist Church. Members hope to one day construct a building for about $800,000. It will have administrative of“ces without a barrier between the person in need and us,Ž Martin said. You dont know how many times a person who receives our services just wants to give us a hug. We have to stretch over the counter. You know hugs are important to someone in need. Its calming and soothing. Its necessary.Ž Vic Willis, EUMC pastor, took time out from the 10,000 Easter egg hunt on the church campus Saturday to explain about the new building. We do have a building fund for it,Ž he said. We hope it will allow them a considerable amount of more space in the future to help those in need.Ž EUMC is one of several regional churches who teach the words of Jesus in feeding the poor and helping those in need. I grew up in this church,Ž said 17-year-old Lemon Bay High School junior Joey Meisner. This church does follow Jesus will. We have pancake breakfasts. We are doing an outreach about every weekend to help the community.Ž Meisner, whose mother, Teresa, has worked in the church of“ce for 13 years and counting, says his most rewarding understanding of what a church should do is mission trips Church volunteers say Jesus leads the way to helping othersBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHAshley Miller, 9, of Lamarque Elementary School in North Port, shows o her eggs after collecting them at Englewood United Methodist Church Saturday morning. There were 10,000 plastic eggs lled with goodies by church members. CHURCH | 2 Pulitzer Prize winner2016AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 91AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY A shower and thunderstormHigh 85 Low 63$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: Sunday, April 1, 2018 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Hoppy Easter! THE SUN: Calendar ............................12 Local Sports ......................10 Obituaries ...........................5 Police Beat ........................12 Viewpoint ........................6-7 Classifieds ......................5-12 Jobs ..................................1-4SPORTS: Lotto ...................................2 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .....................7-9 Nation .................................5 TV Listings ...........................6 Weather ..............................2 World ................................10INDEXFLORIDACOAST JOBS: CALL US AT 941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100. 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. 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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSNORTH PORT „ The North Port City Commission is ready to tackle some new topics: food trucks, camping and an artisan market in the city. Commissioners mentioned each topic at previous meetings, and agree to discuss the issues in greater detail during Mondays 9 a.m. meeting. Food trucks are not allowed in the city unless they are part of a special event or designated for specialized use, according to city documents. But city planner Chris Whittaker said many people in the city are searching for a change. Numerous vendors (several of whom reside in North Port) are seeking an expansion of the citys regulations,Ž he stated in an email to City Manager Pete Lear. Due to the mobility of their businesses, these vendors operate in other parts of the region where the combination of more favorable regulations and a larger market for their goods, particularly during lunch hours on weekdays near employment centers, increases the probability of success for these businesses.Ž He added staff would need to decide what is allowed within unincorporated parts of Sarasota County, since North Port has many pockets of space which fall under that label. He also suggested the staff limit the time a vendor can set up on a site, which would prevent a vendor permanently setting up in a parking lot or shopping center. Camping is also not allowed on city grounds, but the commissioners will re-examine those regulations. Under the citys current code, camping is de“ned as: € Sleeping or otherwise being in a temporary shelter or tent outdoors; € Sleeping outdoors inside a sleeping bag or top and/or covered by materials, i.e., federal, cardboard or newspapers; € Cooking over an open ”ame or “re outdoors; € Sleeping inside a car, pickup recreational vehicle or camper. And the city plans to discuss a new twist on what they currently offer: farmers markets. Artisan markets will be discussed Monday after previously being discussed in a November 2017 meeting. Whittaker said the artisan market could be used as a new option for craft makers in North Port to sell their goods. While the Citys regulations allow for a wide range of home occupations, the limitations on locations to sell artisanal goods created by residents has created a desire to develop a marketplace for selling artisanal goods within the City,Ž he said in an email to Lear. While the City has an operating seasonal Farmers Market, its ability to serve as a marketplace for local artisans are limited.Ž The farmers market in North Port is open Friday mornings from October to April. A 3.3-acre parcel of land was found as a potential place for the market, across the Garden of the Five Senses on Pan American Boulevard. Whittaker added the parcel could also be used as a site for a food truck court. The meeting will be held in Room 244 in City Hall. According to the City Clerks of“ce, all commissioner meetings in that room can now be streamed online at https://cityofnorthport. Port Commission tackles camping and food trucks By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED Customers line up at Caf Brulee, the rst mobile cafe to do specialty roasting and crme brulee in Punta Gorda. Food trucks could become a more common sight in North Port if commissioners move forward on code changes. to third-world countries. When I was younger, the church was a part of mission trips to Africa,Ž he said while volunteering at the egg hunt. We collected shoes to help those living in poverty.Ž Helping Hand of Englewood gives an average of 700 people per month. A new building will expand the need for volunteers to help with the pantry. With private rooms, clients can meet independently to be screened for help with rental and utility payment assistance. Another active church which feeds the poor in the Englewood area is Saint Francis Of Assisi Outreach Food Pantry. About 500 people a month, year round are fed through a group of more than 50 parish volunteers overseen by Matt Egan. Open 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., year round every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the pantry is supported by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and by the churchs parishioners. Food collection baskets are at the church entrance ways and are “lled each week,Ž said volunteer John Dean. Additional donations also come from Publix and Winn-Dixie supermarkets as well as the annual Postal Food Drive (May 13 this year) and the Knights of Columbus. The parishioners of Faith Lutheran Church also take up regular food collections and they are delivered to the Saint Francis Food Pantry by two wonderful volunteers both of whom are named Bobbi.Ž Volunteers are preparing for a community-wide event at 3 p.m. on May 6, at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City. An Ecumenical Prayer Service for “rst responders hosted by nine area churches is planned,Ž said volunteer Larry Norton. It is cosponsored by East Englewood Church of Christ, Faith Lutheran Church of Rotonda West, First Baptist Church of Englewood, Lemon Bay Church of Englewood, Living Hope Church of God, Saint Davids Episcopal Church, West Coast Church of Englewood and Placida Road Church of God. The Ecumenical Service will honor and thank all current and retired “rst responders in our area. Their families are also invited to attend.Ž A helping hand in North PortWith an infusion of homeless and medically underserved residents in North Port, New Hope Church refuses to ignore the community need. Members organized a Community Health & Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 14, at the church 5600 S. Biscayne Drive. They teamed up with Dr. Igor Bilov; Brittney Adams, a license massage therapist; North Port Meals on Wheels; Friends in Service Here; Hollys Hope suicide prevention; HOPE for North Port; New Hope Community Church Homeless Ministry; Connect Hearing; and the North Port Lions Club to offer free services. Additionally wellness and blood pressure checks will be offered as well as vision screening for children, nutrition experts will be on hand. Free lunch will be served along with a bread and pastry giveaway, clothing, toiletries and haircuts. Its exactly what God wants us to do,Ž said Steve Leclerc, executive director at Hope for North Port CDC, who attends Homeless to Home meetings in South County regularly to hopefully bring more services to area homeless and borderline homeless. Our church is still collecting items to give away to people in need when they come to our free event.Ž Awaken Church, whose 500 members meet at Heron Creek Middle School in North Port, also noticed homeless children exist in the city. We do a big back to school drive geared for kids and siblings who are homeless according to Sarasota County schools, which includes Glenallen Elementary, Heron Creek Middle, Atwater Elementary and North Port High School,Ž said Brian Zdrojowy, church pastor. We offer dental, a health check up, haircuts, all school supplies, food and hearing checks. We are doing it on July 22 at Heron Creek. We helped just over 100 last year.Ž In Charlotte County, Edgewater Church has a ministry which helps in the region. On April 7, church members plan on volunteering at homes of needy and single parents “xing up, painting and feeding the hungry. We are always looking for community projects,Ž said David Schutte, a pastor at the church, 19190 Cochran Blvd. Believe it or not, its sometimes hard to “nd. We continue with our community outreach because its exactly what Jesus wants us to do.ŽEmail: CHURCHFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHArah McQuade, 6, smiles big after receiving a balloon ower at the egg hunt. adno=50530976


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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 FROM PAGE ONEstaying in other counties within the Childrens Network districts, according to Lori Feige, director of programs for the Childrens Network. That is not ideal „ foster care administrators and foster parents agreed „ and it is happening in other areas as well across the state. Separate agencies overseeing multiple counties attempt to keep siblings together and children in their county of origin „ especially with relatives. But when that isnt possible and there are not enough available beds in the childs county, then the agencies look to surrounding counties for beds in licensed foster homes or group homes. That means kids could be pulled further from their families whom they may still visit, their schools, friends and communities they know. For example, a handful of Charlotte County kids have stayed at Wendy and Paul Vernons home in Cape Coral in Lee County, about an hour away, because there were no beds for them in Charlotte. The Vernons, who are originally from England, have fostered more than 50 children over eight years. They have taught classes in Port Charlotte, have connections with foster families in Charlotte County and have attended the initial open house recruitment events in the county. If mom and dad are in Port Charlotte and the children are in Immokolee, trying to get to a visit is harder,Ž Wendy Vernon said. Its a real dif“cult thing all around.Ž In Sarasota and DeSoto counties there is also a need for more foster parents, according to Sarasota YMCA Safe Children Coalition Recruitment Specialist Kristen Kandel. Kandel said for Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee counties wed like to have 250 homes to meet the needŽ but currently they have only around 180 foster homes. For both agencies serving the two districts, recent state data shows the percent of children in licensed out-ofhome care who have been placed outside their county exceeds statewide figures. Each judicial district has foster homes it oversees and Charlotte and Sarasota counties fall in separate judicial districts. The agencies work closely together, however we are two different agencies and have different contracts, placement, licensing, and operations etc.,Ž said Brena Slater, vice president of Community Based Care for Safe Children Coalition. In Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties more kids have been entering the system. January 2016 and January of 2018 saw more kids removed from their homes than any other January since 2004, DCF data show. Kandel pointed to an epidemic of opioid drugs hitting families hard.Ž Ortero sees it first-hand. She maintains relationships with biological parents of her foster children „ including the birth mother of her adoptive son. As long as she is clean and benefits him its a win-win all around,Ž said Ortero. Ive asked parents, whats more important your child or drugs? You have to decide, you cant keep a child in limbo.Ž Most of the 43 kids Ortero has fostered reunified with their families or relatives. Ortero adopted one child and four of her other foster kids were adopted by others. Through their experiences, Vernon and Ortero said they agreed with the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. According to Vernon, guest bedrooms to some are like dust rooms.Ž We know everyday there are children who need to sleep somewhere,Ž Vernon said. Think of all the dust rooms in Charlotte County.ŽNOT FOREVERAccording to the Childrens Network, foster parents should be willing to partner with everyone involved in the childs life, and be dedicated to helping a child reunify with his or her biological family or an adoptive family. Its lovely to see a child go home and a family recover,Ž said Vernon. Officials with foster agencies said foster parents should not be seeking primarily to adopt a child „ they should want to be part of the village. At 64, Vernon has not adopted any of the 51 children she has fostered, but said she feels great satisfaction in co-parenting and mentoring families. Children may stay just one night „ others may stay months. Still, saying good-bye isnt easy especially after months of co-parenting. Susan Erwin „ a correspondent for Sun Newspapers Venice Gondolier Sun and author of a self-published book about her foster parenting experience, called Other Peoples Children,Ž agreed. The separation is heartbreaking,Ž said Erwin, noting fostering is not a permanent arrangement and getting in that mindset makes the separation easier to deal with. Erwin said she fostered two young children for about nine months, along with others for short time frames. We really felt we were a family after being together that long,Ž she said. Ultimately, the two children were placed out of state with a relative, and communication ceased. Every situation is different, but Erwin said the social worker believed it would be confusing for the children if they kept in contact. Some children arrived with only the clothes on their backs, while others, such as a teenager Erwin recalled, came with suitcases. Erwin said younger children didnt really understand who I was.Ž She said they looked to her like a friend or a family member such as an aunt, and were typically more communicative about their lives, their mothers, and things they had done in the past. Older children, however, typically talked less about their families. Erwin said she thinks the area has a good supply of residents who would make “ne foster parents to kids, but it doesnt surprise her that there continues to be a need. She remembers calls for more foster parents over the years in the community. I do think there are plenty of homes out there if people would open their hearts,Ž Erwin said. To get licensed to be a foster parent years ago, it took Erwin about six months and she said that may turn potential foster parents off. The Childrens Network has worked to streamline the process „ which Feige said takes around three months to become licensed. It includes “ve weeks of pre-service training, paperwork, home inspections and background screening. Some of the training recently went online to accommodate schedules of foster parents. Kandel said that is a move the Safe Children Coalition hopes to make too, with licensing taking about 4 to 6 months right now. Were trying to catch up to what theyre doing,Ž she said. Not everyone can meet in person.Ž Kandel said fostering is open to full-time residents at this time, as well as people 21 or older with no upper age limit. The goal of the Childrens Network is for just one foster home to provide care for children from one biological family. The Vernons last week were busy fostering two babies from different families „ which were in daycare during the day as the couple operates a business from their home. Orteros foster children, meanwhile, included related babies „ two 2-yearolds and an 8-month-old. One of the 2-year-olds is the aunt of the other two children „ as their mothers are mother and daughter. Those children were also in daycare as Ortero works at a local childcare facility. Anyone in Charlotte County interested in foster parenting is encouraged to attend the next open house through the Childrens Network April 26 and call the agency for location information. Residents of Sarasota or DeSoto counties interested in fostering may attend the April 17 informational meeting and RSVP on their website.Email: apraegitzer@sun-herald.ComFOSTER PARENTSFROM PAGE 1 WHEN THERE ARENT ENOUGH FOSTER PARENTS...(As of 12/31/17) Area foster children may need to be placed in foster homes or group homes outside their home county if there is not a relative of foster home available to take them in. € Percent of children in licensed out-of-home care placed outside of removal county: Statewide: 35.97% Childrens Network of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties): 42.77% Sarasota Family YMCA (DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota counties): 55.56% € Percentage of children 0 … 5 placed in group care: Statewide: 2.4% Childrens Network of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties): 0% Sarasota Family YMCA (DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota counties): 2.4% € Percentage of children 6 … 12 placed in group care: Statewide: 26.7% Childrens Network of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties): 20.7% Sarasota Family YMCA (DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota counties): 37.2% € Percentage of children 13 … 17 placed in group care: Statewide: 63.4% Childrens Network of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties): 47.2% Sarasota Family YMCA (DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota counties): 65.6% SOURCE: Florida Department of Children and Families MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSAt a minimum a foster parent must: € Be at least age 21. There is no upper age limit if healthy € Pass a full background screening for self and every person living in the home € Have stable housing and income without dependency on public assistance € Adequate and appropriate sleeping space for a child. Sharing a room with another child of the same gender is acceptable, if space permits. € Be motivated to have the child reunify with their family € Be an active partner in training and licensing as a foster parent € Commit to providing excellent care and advocacy of the child in your care. This includes participating in meetings and appointments for the child. SOURCE: Sarasota Family YMCA, Safe Children Coalition CHILDREN IN LICENSED FOSTER CARE(February 2018)Charlotte County DeSoto County Sarasota County 124 8 75SOURCE: Florida Department of Children and Families GET INVOLVED INFOSTERINGIf you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Charlotte, Sarasota or DeSoto counties here are the first steps: Charlotte County € Call 1-855-933-KIDS (5437). The next open house is scheduled for April26, and when a location is selected it will be posted on The Childrens Network of Southwest Florida Facebook page: https://www. Sarasota County/DeSoto counties € Call 866-661-5656. The next informational meeting is scheduled April17, from 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at Safe Children Coalition, 1500 Independence Boulevard, Sarasota. To RSVP visit: to/RTIJbl FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSQ) Who are the children of foster care? A) All foster children have suffered from trauma from abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many exhibit challenging behaviors, and the majority of are part of sibling groups. The children may have emotional problems and be from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some have special medical problems, and others may present developmental or physical disabilities. The children range from newborn to 18years old. Q) Who are foster families? A) Foster families enjoy parenting and who are willing to share their homes, time, energy, and love with children who have special needs because of abuse or neglect. Q) Where do the children come from? A) When a judge decides that a child has been a victim of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or death in a family, a child is temporarily separated from their family. If there is no willing relative, these children must then be placed in a foster home. Q) How long will a child be in foster care? A) A childs stay in foster care may be as short as overnight or as long as it takes to achieve a permanent plan for the child. The first and primary goal is always to reunite the family when that is deemed safe. By law, a childs stay in foster cannot exceed oneyear, unless there are extenuating circumstances determined by a court. Q) Can foster parents work outside the home? A) Yes. Working families can be licensed as foster parents. Each childs needs are evaluated individually. Some children with a therapeutic or medical challenge require a stay-at-home parent. Q) Is financial assistance available? A) Yes. Foster families receive a stipend to help with the expenses while a child is in their home. The amount of the monthly board payment is determined by the age and needs of the child. Foster children are covered through Medicaid. Foster parents are also eligible for mileage reimbursement when transporting children to medical appointments and foster care activities. SOURCE: Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, DCF SUN PHOTO BY ANDREA PRAEGITZERFoster parents Wendy and Paul Vernon have taken dozens of children into their Cape Coral home, including a handful from Charlotte County, which has a need for more local foster parents. CHILDREN ENTERING OUT-OF-HOME CAREFebruary of 2018 (# of children) INITIAL REMOVAL REASON(More than one removal reason may apply/sum of removal reasons may not equal total children removed)Charlotte County 10 7 12 12 5 Sarasota County 3 1 9 n/a n/a DeSoto County 2* n/a n/a 1 n/a 2 2 Statewide 203 333 632 263 129 (*relinquishment, child behavior) AGE OF CHILD Location 0-1 2-4 5-10 11 to 16 17 years old years old years old years old years old Charlotte County 5 5 7 3 Sarasota County 6 3 2 2 DeSoto County n/a 1 1 3 Statewide 346 261 379 256 24 GENDER OF CHILD Location Male Female Charlotte County 10 10 Sarasota County 8 5 DeSoto County 3 2 Statewide 669 597 TOTAL REMOVALSLocation Feb.2004 Feb.2006 Feb.2008 Feb.2010 Feb.2012 Feb.2014 Feb.2016 Feb.2018Charlotte 5 5 9 5 18 12 22 20 Sarasota 26 36 23 18 24 13 39 13 DeSoto 11 2 4 1 12 7 8 5 Statewide 1,656 1,864 1,245 1,112 1,365 1,139 1,382 1,266 SOURCE: Florida Department of Children and Families Dashboard RACE OF CHILD Location White Other/multi-racial Black Charlotte County 19 1 n/a Sarasota County 9 2 2 DeSoto County 5 n/a n/a Statewide 789 789 348 Caretaker cant cope Domestic violence Drug abuse No supervision Physical abuse Reason missing Incarceration County


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSare already using that duopoly pricing power to begin charging extra for trucking. Our own supply of newsprint is no longer smooth and consistent. I am gravely concerned we too, could run out of newsprint. Ive asked our team to look at signi“cant changes to how we produce and print our newspapers everyday to conserve newsprint and use those savings to build newsprint inventory. You will likely notice some changes to your paper re”ecting those newsprint-savings efforts. This ran in a large Florida paper this week: My newspaper feels thinner ƒ why is this? The paper mills are far behind in newsprint production and our newspaper has been forced to look elsewhere ƒ We are receiving newsprint from Spain to meet shortfalls ƒŽ All of the price increases, loss of jobs, loss of community newspapers, creation of a duopoly and newspapers running out of newsprint started because just one mill with 400 employees owned by a hedge fund, successfully lobbied the Trump administration to impose trade tariffs and dumping penalties on Canadian lumber and newsprint. We have already lost more jobs than were supposedly saved at this mill and more losses are coming as other newsprint mills and newspapers adjust to the turmoil. And remember, we actually have a trade surplus with Canada „ the country we claim has unfair trade practices. Most newspaper industry observers believe the chaos will continue through all of 2018. Our readers are getting to watch a soap opera unfold before your eyes. Maybe this will be one of those soap operas in which the whole prior season was just a characters dream. Maybe Ill wake up tomorrow and things will be as they were before. Share your thoughts. David Dunn-Rankin is CEO of the familyand employee-owned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. Email him at daviddr@ PAGE 1 On Saturday, Charlotte County held its 54th annual Easter egg hunt at North Charlotte Regional Park. Children of ages came out to participate in the hunt and enjoy the food, games and activities provided by the county. Throughout the morning, age-speci“c egg hunts were set up across the parks soccer “elds, giving all the attendees an equal and safe opportunity to collect their candy and prizes. Bounce houses, laser tag, facepainting and corn hole gave families something fun to do while they waited for their egg hunts. Kids also had the chance to meet mascots from the Stone Crabs and Zaxbys, along with the Easter Bunny. Raf”e prizes were given away throughout the day with the help of donations from businesses in the area, such as tickets to TreeUmph. Weve had a lot of fun, its a great event, they love it,Ž said newcomer to Charlotte County Bill Egan, who attended the event with wife Doraleigh and sons Roran and Noah. Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comCharlotte County hosts annual egghuntBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONKids in the 10-12 age bracket race onto the eld at Charlotte Countys 54th annual Easter egg hunt. CHARLOTTE Judy Ann DudleyJudy Ann Dudley, 73, of Port Charlotte, Florida, lost the battle to cancer on Monday, March 12, 2018. She was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lake City, Tennessee, to parents Clarence and Magdalene of Port Charlotte, Florida. Judy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by children Dana Hollaway (Buddy), Greg Dudley, Tina Hanlon, Jerry Dudley, April Dudley, Christopher Dudley Wilson (Jennifer) and Angela Bullion (Jeff); grandkids, Jeffrey, Amber, Mariah, Kayla, Jerimiah, Ashley, Gregory, Donnie, Josh, Logan, Ashley, Scott, Sierra, Tyler, Tiffany, Jeffrey, Joey, Jacob, Michael, Elizabeth, Zachary, Jakara, Lysa, Rock, Arron and Corey; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Wilson (Susan), Dennis Wilson (Marsha) and Donald Wilson (Lin); sisters, Brenda Bachert (Bill) and Gail Bell (Tim); and many nieces and nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Dudley; her loving parents, Clarence and Magdalene Wilson; her brother, Wendell Wilson; sisters, Margie Robinson and Wanda Faye Wilson; and grandson, Dillion Dudley. Judy was loved by so many a Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Church of God of Prophecy, 662 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, Florida 33950. The family will be using All Family Florist at 941-629-3755. In lieu of ”owers, donations may be made to Loving Hands Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 1157. Bradenton, FL 34206-1157.Charles Rupert GriffithsCharles Rupert Grif“ths, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, with family gathered around him, sharing loving remembrances and holding his hands at his passing. He was born on Nov. 20, 1935, in Jamaica, West Indies, in the Parrish of Saint Catherine. After immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 32, together with his wife Daphne, they raised four daughters in Queens, New York. Charles was a dedicated father and husband whose lifes work was to provide for his family. His daughters were lovingly raised by parents who made a commitment to ensuring that family was a priority. He and Daphne became U.S. Citizens in 1999 after relocating to Florida. He worked for Charlotte County Public Schools for 20 years before retiring in 2013. Charles Rupert Grif“ths set a tremendous example of what it meant to be a hardworking family man, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Daphne; and his daughters Jennifer, Julia, Jackie and Joanne. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. In lieu of ”owers, the family invites you to make a donation in Charles name to a scholarship fund at the Charlotte Technical College or to Tidewell Hospice. Please visit to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home.Gloria NelmsGloria Nelms, 95 of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. Pay respects at www. LeeRobert Lee Bob,Ž 76, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 after a short but hard fought battle with Leukemia. Bob was born in Jefferson City, MO to the late Clay and Edith Snodgrass. He graduated from Coral Gables High School. Bob served with the United States Navy in the submarine service from 1963 to 1971. He worked at the Kewaunee Nuclear Power plant until his retirement in 2003. He was a member o the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Sturgeon Bay, WI. He is a past member of Coral Gables Yacht Club, Florida; the Windjammers Sailing Club of Suamico, WI; the Manitowoc Marina Yacht Club of WI; and most recently he was a member of the Punta Gorda Sailing Club of FL. Bob was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America as a child, and continued with the scouts as a Scout Master when his son was young. Bob is survived by his wife of 19 years, Mary Hessel Snodgrass; children, Bob Snodgrass II (Wendy) and Kim Luedtke (Joel); 6 grandchildren, Cole, Jesse, and Montana Snodgrass and Joel, Evan, and Seth Luedtke; and 2 step grandchildren Evin and Heather; and his much beloved cat Fred. The family will hold memorial services in both Florida and Wisconsin at later dates.NORTH PORTThere were no deaths reported in North Port Saturday. DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Saturday.ENGLEWOOD David Ray HensonDavid Ray Henson, known to most as Dewey,Ž 57, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his Charlotte County residence. He was born on March 25, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, to Robert and Jeanine Combs Henson. Dewey had been a resident of Florida for 18 years coming from Vail, Colorado. Whether it was opening day at Coors Field, a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a game at the local horseshoe pit or just anywhere at all with family and friends, Dewey always led the festivities with his quick wit and joyful smile. It was all about his love of people. Dewey never met a stranger. His gigantic and beautiful heart was open to any and all who were fortunate enough to come into his path. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Lisa J. Henson of Rotonda West; one brother, Michael (Sharon) Henson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Dana (Jay) Smith of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration service is planned for a later date. You may share a memory with the family at Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. Jeanne M. SchmaelzleJeanne M. Schmaelzle, 90, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 51 years, George; daughters, Deborah Callahan Wilson of Divide, Colorado, Patricia (William) Casavant of Salisbury, Vermont, Sandra (Joseph) Cappello of Branford, Connecticut; and son, William (Diane) Callahan of Seattle, Washington. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services. James BallewMarch 26,1948 „ April 1, 2017 Death changes everything Time changes nothing I still miss the sound of your voice The wisdom in your advice The stories of your life And just being in your presence Yet in death you gave life by your donation Missing you always, remembering you forever Love, Mary, Jake, Jayne, Katie, Billy, Tom, Gail, Bill and all your nieces, nephews, and many friends I Loving Memoy OBITUARIES The Charlotte County Composite Squadron FL-051 was again a participant at the Annual Buchan Field, Fly-In on March 3 in Englewood. Our attendance at the 12th-annual event was very gratifying in that our observation was it was the best attended of the 11 that we have had an information booth „ more varied planes, more attendees and more planes ”ying up and down the runways to entertain the folks. The hours spent this day will reap us bene“ts in the future. Several potential senior members stopped by our display for information and signup. Very few youth were in attendance, so we did not reach our goal with the cadet group. Our goal is to continue being a supporter of this effort of the high school aviation program and to tell our story of success in performing our Missions for America. Our booth was attended by 2nd Lt. Albert Losacano, Cadet Sen. Airman Jamie Macleod and myself. Civil Air Patrol is the Gold Medal-winning Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, celebrating its 77th year of serving America. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Charlotte Squadron, 218000 A-21 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-2452.Civil Air Patrol mans Buchan Fly-InBy MAJ. EARLE BRETZCIVIL AIR PATROL PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Civil Air Patrol manned a booth recently at the Buchan Fly-In. Pictured are, from left, 2nd Lt. Albert Losacano, Cadet Sen. Airman Jamie Macleod and Maj. Earle Bretz. SIMPLE CREMATIONPRE-ARRANGEMENT OFFER FOR $ 1495 00 EA.ROYAL PALMMEMORIAL GARDENSUrn Not Included27200 Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda (941) 639-2381in association with FL Pre-Planning Alliance & Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Homewww.royalpalmmemorial.comLimited Time Offer adno=50532768


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTMemo to Allegiant: Fly to Richmond Just say no to citizen question Gilchrist Park has been ruined Gun registration, like car registration Best government money can buy Community League almost out of crisis Democrats, media drive the publicityEditor: Allegiant Airline of“cials and Punta Gorda Airport of“cials: Virginians will love Allegiant and the Sunseeker resort if given the opportunity. Currently, Allegiant does not offer a single ”ight to Virginia from Punta Gorda. Richmond would be a fantastic addition. Virginias capital, Richmond is 90 miles north of Norfolk, home of the largest naval base in America and NATO, and, 90 miles south of Washington, D.C. Think of the Charlotte County marketing opportunities. Born in Virginia and now a full-time Florida resident, I can tell you “rsthand, Virginians love to travel and they love the Florida sun. Give Virginians a chance to love Allegiant, the Sunseeker Resort and Charlotte County. Announce a Punta Gorda to Richmond ”ight.Jan Huss Lake SuzyEditor: Heres a thought about the 2020 census. What would happen if everyone checked off as not being a citizen? Interesting question. The census is supposed to count people not citizens. And Sarah Sanders is having trouble telling the truth about censuses of the past decades. I am open for any comments and thoughts on this subject,Andy Wing EnglewoodEditor: In regard to Fred Brandons guest column, I wholeheartedly agree. I moved to Punta Gorda 12 years ago and quickly discovered the guitar army.Ž Every week for 10 years I enjoyed the music, camaraderie and sunsets over the water. But no more! I am elderly (86 years) and handicapped. Since the renovationŽ at Gilchrist Park I have only been twice to hear the music. I “nd it too inconvenient to attend. The limited parking, if you can “nd it, is too far away from the pavilion Editor: Many gun advocates compare cars to guns. Maybe theyre right. Maybe we should look at them in the same way. We can have the same requirements for guns as we do for cars. All “rearms should be registered upon purchase and the registration needs to be carried when he or she carries their weapons. Owners of guns should be required to register their guns every year, just like a motor vehicle. By doing this the state would be creating a database just like the motor vehicle department does for cars. As for the 18-year-olds who want to “re a gun or purchase one. They must go through the same process as a student driver. They must go through a training process, such as being required to go to a gun range for so many hours (two hours a day for seven days). And then be tested after theyve met all the requirements of being a responsible gun owner. Once they have passed a test then they would be issued a gun license, similar to a drivers license. And this license must be renewed each year. I believe this logical approach will satisfy both sides of the argument without infringing on the Second Amendment. It will also put more money in the states Editor: Forget about moms apple pie and the much ballyhooed American Way. The things that most concern most politicians are getting elected and then getting re-elected. That is the alpha and omega of their real priorities. Forget about conscience; right and wrong, what is best for the county. Pshaw! The important thing is how can I keep feeding at the public trough. Each is bought and paid for by powerful, moneyed interests. When the Supreme Court, in its less than in“nite wisdom, ruled that Money is Speech,Ž the ”ood gates opened. Every PAC in the country rushed to Capitol Hill with bags of money. Congress was ready with hands out and pockets ready to be “lled. Someone said, If you dont leave Congress a millionaire, you are not doing your job.Ž Greed is not limited to Editor: Thank you to everyone that came to the spaghetti supper and green auction March 24. You were fantastic and donated $1,145. Plus, Modern Woodsmen matched it. What a fantastic night. The air conditioner will be repaired. Since we are starting from square one, it couldnt be any better. Thank you to Dave our chef and Tom the auctioneer. Great job. A great big hug to Bev, the president, for all her worry and anxiety. The new board is on the right track. April will be our last dinner for the season, third Saturday, April 21. We will hold a pre-Memorial Day ceremony. Go, El Jobean Community League. The Christmas decoration ribbons were also given out. Congratulations to everyone. My house got third place, for using the most wattage. Figure that. Thank you again from the El Jobean Community LeaguePat Spence El Jobean Editor: There is no way to speak out about the March for our LivesŽ without seeming to be a total blockhead. It is a carefully woven web to entrap anyone who dares question the whole narrative. What lesson might our young people be learning? The obvious one is that if you have an emotion driven concern you will be exploited for the gain of special interests. You will be splashed all over the media, you will be funded beyond your wildest dreams, you will be handled by pros and you will have your 15 minutes of fame. This is an issue that feeds right into a liberal narrative. If the same zeal and resources were assembled on other issues, like abortion, imagine the difference that could be made. What people need to grasp is that the only issues that get whipped into a media event are those favored by the Democrats, the media and the elite. Its sort of funny, in a sad way, that March for Our LivesŽ is being compared the 1960s civil rights movement. Yet, today, there is a hue and cry out there about black people not having made many gains, being discriminated against, and being targeted by law enforcement. The gains that were made were the headline-grabbing items, not the things that improved their lives. The issue of gun violence is a discussion we need to have, but this is not the best way to thoughtfully address such a serious problem. It only further divides our country.Carl Hastings EnglewoodEaster Sunday, pews are filledAncient mystery off our shorelineIts Easter Sunday and the pews are over”owing in area churches as Christians celebrate the holiest day on their calendar. Other Sundays in the year, church attendance in this country varies from state to state and region to region. At the top is Utah, where 51 percent told Gallup pollsters in 2014 they attended services weekly; another 13 percent said nearly weekly.Ž Close to 60 percent of Utahs population is Mormon, and they are, obviously, dedicated church-goers. Across the country and at the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, where only 17 percent attend church weekly. Florida falls in the middle of the pack of states, in the 29th spot. Some 32 percent of Florida respondents said they attended weekly services at a church, synagogue or mosque. Another 21 percent checked nearly weekly, monthly.Ž For 45 percent, it was seldom, never.Ž Overall, the nation is marked by regional preferences and attitudes. Red and blue, you might say. The top 10 church-going states, after Utah, are in the Southeast: Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia. The map then shifts west to Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Nebraska. As the Gallup organization said, The strong religious culture in the South re”ects a variety of factors, including history, cultural norms and the fact that these state have high Protestant and black populations.Ž At the bottom, regionally, is New England (minus heavily Catholic Rhode Island) plus neighboring New York, and the Far West „ Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Montana. California is large, diverse and number 37. As for af“liation, according to the Pew Research Center, nearly 71 percent of the American population identify as Christians. More than 25 percent said they were evangelicalŽ Protestant, 21 percent were Catholic, nearly 15 percent mainlineŽ Protestant, 6.5 percent historically blackŽ Protestant, 1.6 percent Mormon and 1.7 percent other.Ž Two percent were Jewish, nearly 1 percent Muslim. Three percent said they were atheists, 4 percent agnostic and 16 percent nothing in particular.Ž Many will “nd their way into a sanctuary today to celebrate and renew their faith. Next week? Not so many.While contemplating the mysteries of metaphysics and spirituality on Easter Sunday, we also acknowledge a temporal revelation from our backyard. Earlier this year came an announcement that divers had discovered what they believe is a 7,000-year-old Indian burial ground here. What makes this distinctive, perhaps unique, is the fact the cemetery site is situated 300 feet off the shore of Manasota Key, some 20 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Theres nothing else like this on the planet,Ž John McCarthy, the executive director of Historic Spanish Point, told a crowd of nearly 500 last Tuesday night at the Englewood United Methodist Church. Archaeologists found six human skeletons, woven burial shrouds and wooden stakes thought to have marked the graves or anchored the bodies at the bottom of a shallow, freshwater pond. It is astounding that the remains had not disintegrated, apparently due to a covering of peat that preserved them. And mindboggling to understand the sea level, at that time, was perhaps 30 feet lower than it is today. Mysteries abound. For this one, we eagerly await further forensic research. and I sure cant carry my chair that far. If you cut across the lumpy, uneven grass from Retta, you risk a turned ankle, twisted knee or a fall. Parking on the grass never seemed to hurt the park before. There has been a marked decrease in the number of musicians (who now have to set up outside the pavilion) and listeners due to this inconvenience. You dont seem to care that you have nearly driven away this unique experience of weekly music in the park. I could say a lot more, but words are limited. I do have two questions though: What is the purpose of that very large concrete compass in front of the gazebo? Im not sure it contributes anything to the purpose of a park. And where are the promised bathrooms? Cant make it from pavilion to pickleball courts.Ann Bolt Punta Gordacoffers to help with treatment for mental health issues.Howard Elkin Punta GordaCongress. To date six cabinet secretaries, each a millionaire in his own right, have been accused of misusing public funds. Extravagant overspending for personal comforts (see Ben Carson) or personal travel plus add-ons (see Steve Mnuchin). Heck, Tom Pryce never got to warm the seat in his of“ce before he retired.Ž I would say in shame, but these leeches have no shame. We truly have the best government money can buy. The high school protesters have it right. Register and vote. How about a full face poster of the pols with the cross hairs of an AR-15 superimposed: Weve got our sights on you!Ž John Marshall Englewood


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINTWEEK IN REVIEW Donald Trump is a dominant presence in our public life, although one that his adversaries have trouble accepting and processing. The left is still looking for scapegoats for his 2016 victory, and the coterie of critics on the right „ loosely referred to as Never Trump „ often sound like they are in denial. Im friends with many of these Never Trumpers, admire most of them and have been numbered among them. Itd be much better, obviously, if the president didnt conduct his administration like a reality TV show run by a mercurial and cruel executive producer. Indeed, most of the fears of how Trump would act in of“ce have been realized (everyone would have thought Jeb Bush was crazy if he had predicted a President Trump would “re a high-level Cabinet of“cial via Twitter, and not even using direct message). Yet we shouldnt buy into the fantasy either that Trump is going to disappear into thin air, or that Trumpism can be blithely dismissed so the party can return to what some Never Trumpers believe constituted the status quo ante. A serious primary challenge is not in the of“ng. For that to change, it would probably take a smoking gun revelation in the Mueller probe or some other jaw-dropping scandal, plus a signi“cant political betrayal. And if Trump crashes and burns, it is doubtful the 2020 nomination would be worth having. This means that Trumps welfare is inextricably caught up with the partys. The hold that Trump has on the GOP has a lot to do with his mesmerizing circus act, but its more than that. Hes been loyal to his coalition on judges, social-conservative causes and gun rights. His desperation to get a border wall speaks to his genuine desire to deliver on a signature promise. The same is true of his tariffs this year. The last two items underline Trumps heterodoxy, although he isnt as ideologically aberrant as Never Trumpers would have it. Republicans have never won running on a textbook libertarian economics denuded of any populist appeal, or an idealistic foreign policy devoid of a hard-headed focus on the national interest and a Jacksonian element (if the Iraq War had been sold at the inception as entirely a democratizing enterprise, it would never have gained suf“cient political support). In his 1965 mayoral campaign, Bill Buckley found his constituency among outer borough Archie Bunker-type voters, a preview of Reagan Democrats; if Donald Trumps father Fred voted in that race, its easy to imagine him pulling the lever for Buckley. Ronald Reagan wouldnt have been the potent “gure he was in the late 1970s if he hadnt pounded away at the premier populist-nationalism issue of the time, resistance to giving up the Panama Canal: We bought it. We built it. We paid for it. Its ours.Ž Even George H.W. Bush beat Michael Dukakis in 1988 not as a WASPy establishmentarian, but on the strength of the ”ag, the Pledge of Allegiance and crime, especially the emotive Willie Horton case. We can argue about what role populism and nationalism should have in conservative politics, but that they have a place, and always have, is undeniable. Trumps presidency so far has been a shotgun marriage between the off-the-shelf GOP agenda and his own impulses on immigration and trade, when, ideally, there would have been a more fully thought-out and integrated conservative populism. Trump is not seriously engaged enough to drive this himself, while congressional Republicans lack interest in immigration restriction and oppose Trump on trade. But make no mistake: On immigration and China trade, Trump is closer to the national Republican consensus than his conservative detractors. A realistic attitude to Trump involves acknowledging both his ”aws and how he usefully departs from a tired Reagan nostalgia. By all means, criticize him when hes wrong. But dont pretend that hes just going away, or that hes a wild outlier in the contemporary GOP. Rich Lowry can be reached via email: comments.lowry@ isnt an outlier in contemporary GOP Rich Lowry So much for judges calling balls and strikes. President Trump tweeted the other day about the call by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to repeal the Second Amendment. (A dumb idea, by the way: wont happen, isnt necessary, wouldnt work). This was Trumps take: THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!Ž Think about that last sentence, which received way less attention, and condemnation, than it deserved: We ƒ must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court,Ž as if it were the presidency or a house of Congress, a prize awarded to the electoral victors. As always, Trump manages to combine ignorance and cunning. He is ignorant of „ ignorant, really, to the point of allergic to „ the importance of the judiciary as an independent institution and the operation of the rule of law. Yet he is also maliciously canny; this is a man who knows that nothing motivates his base more than the prospect of courts packed with conservative judges. When I got in, we had over 100 federal judges that werent appointed,Ž Trump observed the day after the Stevens tweet, somewhere in the middle of a speech on infrastructure. It was like a big beautiful present to all of us. Why the hell did he leave that?Ž Um, because Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, did their best to stall and block nominations? For Trump, judges are just another set of crude political actors, on Team Trump or off it. When they rule against his political or “nancial interests, they are to be demeaned (MexicanŽ judge, so-called judgeŽ) and bullied (Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril,Ž Trump tweeted after a ruling halting his travel ban. If something happens blame him and court system.Ž) But the Supreme Court, his tweet notwithstanding, is not heldŽ by Republicans „ it is occupied by judges, who are nominated by Republican or Democratic presidents and con“rmed by a Senate that has a Republican or Democratic majority. Unlikely that Trump was aware of this, but Stevens „ who turned out to be a stalwart liberal „ was nominated by a Republican president, Gerald Ford. As a general matter, of course: Judges selected by Republicans, especially in the modern environment of hyper-attentiveness to the role of the judiciary, are going to tend to have a different judicial philosophy than judges selected by Democratic presidents „ more wary of expanding constitutional rights or inserting courts into political and social disputes. That is why Chief Justice John Roberts famous umpire analogy, depicting judges as neutral arbiters dispassionately using their Very Big Brains to reason through legal problems, was so frustrating, unsatisfying, and, ultimately, misleading. I believe that there are right answers,Ž Roberts said, and judges, if they work hard enough, are likely to come up with them.Ž But judging doesnt work that way, certainly not at the Supreme Court level. The justices are not computers, they are humans, very smart ones, with very well-thought through views about the Constitution and the law. So you might think Trumps legal realism, such as it is, would be a welcome antidote to Roberts pretensions of judicial modesty. Certainly, Trump is in good company with his cynical instrumentalism: McConnells brute force refusal to consider Merrick Garlands nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia stems from the same anything-goes conviction. Alls fair in love and judicial nominations. And the future of the high court, and the judiciary generally, is not solely a Republican concern. My colleague Ronald Klain has predicted a battle of the agesŽ if Justice Anthony Kennedy retires this summer „ one that Klain believes will motivate Democrats even more than Republicans. Perhaps, but it is disturbing to understand the judiciary as a spoil of war that can never be permitted to revert to the other side. This is overly mechanistic „ judges dont, or shouldnt, arrive at the bench with a party platform. More to the point, the court functions best „ it produces better results and stands a better chance of broad societal acceptance „ when justices views are tested and contested, when they have to defend their interpretations and temper their positions to accommodate alternate ideologies. A court composed entirely or overwhelmingly of justices appointed by presidents of a single party, whether Republican or Democrat, would not be a better court. It would be a far more ”awed „ and therefore more dangerous „ branch. Ruth Marcus email address is ruthmarcus@s dangerous approach to the Supreme Court Ruth Marcus 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) € Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS PUNTA GORDA „ The Charlotte High School girls track and “eld team is reaching their peak at just the right time. That was evident as the Tarpon girls ran away and hid to win the Wally Keller Invitational Track and Field meet Thursday. Charlottes 131 points was easily better than runner-up Dunbar, which had 87.5, and third-place Palmetto Ridge at 66. Much of the Tarpons success came on the track as they won the 4x800 and 4x100 relays. Eunice Noel was the victor in the 100-meter hurdles, while Britney Augustin won the 300-meter hurdles and Mackenzie Flowers took the 800. Kaitlyn Chavarria was the winner in the 200 and took third in the 100, just behind teammate Annabelle Anderson Prater who was second. Katie Kanagy was the winner in the 1600. Halle Thompson took runner up in the discus while Brittney Smith was third in the pole vault for Charlotte. Were doing well. Weve had some rough patches like people getting injured in training, but were working our way up there,Ž Flowers said. Im happy with how were progressing. This meet was helpful because there are so many people to compete against.Ž Lemon Bay “nished seventh for the girls with 36 points. Sarah Cote gave the Manta Rays their lone victory by winning the high jump, while Maddison Welch was second in the 3200 and Chloe Mitchell was second in the 800. Port Charlotte was third in the 4x100 as it “nished ninth with 29.5 points. For the boys, Dunbar lapped the “eld, easily winning with 149.5 points in a meet that featured them sweeping he podium in the 100. The true battle was for second, which Lely won with 69 points. Mariner was third with 65. Charlotte was sixth with 39, just ahead of Lemon Bay in seventh with 35 and Port Charlotte with 25. Dillon Brady was the star for area boys as he won the long jump (breaking the school record in the process) and “nished third in the high jump for Lemon Bay. Were doing pretty good, we have some strong leaders and a lot of young guys working hard,Ž Brady said. I have my long jump going pretty good, but I need to work on the high jump. Im looking good for districts.Ž Brandon Leacock led Port Charlotte with thirdplace “nishes in the shot put and discus, but that was about as good as it would get for the Pirates, which had many of their best at the Florida Relays. Coach Quintell Perkins said the meet was a learning experience for the younger athletes, who had not experienced a meet quite like this, but will have to in the postseason. This meet is great because it helps the kids understand what nutrition is. When you do a prelim and a “nal, they havent done that all season,Ž Perkins said. This is good preparation for the district meet.Ž Charlotte took second in the 4x100 relay, while Michael Balseca was second in the 3200. Alex Grady was on the podium with his third-place in the pole vault. WALLY KELLER TRACK INVITATIONAL At Charlotte High School „ Punta Gorda Boys Teams Top 10: DUNBAR 149.5, LELY 69, MARINER 66.5, IMMOKALEE 61, PALMETTO RIDGE 42, CHARLOTTE 39, LEMON BAY 35, GULF COAST 27, PORT CHARLOTTE 25, RANSOM EVERGLADES 25 Individuals: Shot put: 1. Kenneth Martin (GC) 15.38m, 2. Auveon Thomas (DUN) 12.61m, 3. Brandon Leacock (PC) 12.54m; Discus: 1. William Richards (SEA) 50.46m, 2. Evan Gonzalez (PR) 40.16m, 3. Brandon Leacock (PC) 38.74; High jump: Berrick Jean Louis (CAN) 1.92m, 2. Kevoun Watts (DUN) 1.87m, 3. Dillan Brady (LB) 1.87m; Long jump: 1. Dillan Brady (LB) 6.48m, 2. Nelson Carelus (LEL) 6.42m, 3. Quison Isma (LEL) 6.38m; Triple jump: 1. Sergio Morancy (LEL) 13.14m, 2. Rashawn Hunter (MAR) 13.05m, 3. Ray Pierre (FBA)13.02m; Pole vault: 1. Noah Dowdy (EST) 3.60m, 2. Deshaun Duverge (LEL) 3.30m, 3. Alex Grady (CHS) 3.15m; 4X800m relay: 1. Dunbar (Ralph Claude, Terrell White, Roger Mottley, Damien Simmonds) 8:20.81, 2. Immokalee 8:31.19, 3. Lely 8:42.96; 110m hurdles: 1. Michael Mustari (DUN) 15.17, 2. Jhaman Myrthil (IMM) 15.32, 3. TyKurian Williams (DUN) 15.40; 100m dash: 1. Seneca Milledge (DUN) 10.82, 2. Deven Thompkins (DUN) 10.99, 3. Jarvis Jones (DUN) 11.22; 1600m run: 1. James Cusack (RES) 4:39.74, 2. Peter Charles (SEA) 4:41.64, 3. Evan Cardec (GC) 4:42.39; 4X100m relay: 1. Dunbar (Major Williams, Seneca Milledge, Deven Thompkins, Jarvis Jones) 41.92, 2. Charlotte 42.73, 3. Gateway Charter 44.33; 400m dash: 1. Elijah Wright (LEL) 49.97, 2. Marvens Merisier (SFM) 50.42, 3. Mackenson Yrelus (IMM) 50.58; 300m hurdles: 1. Elijah Butz (MAR) 40.46, 2. Jhaman Myrthil (IMM) 41.27, 3. Tykurian Williams (DUN) 41.49; 800m run: 1. Ralph Claude (DUN) 1:59.84, 2. Damien Simmonds (DUN) 2:00.52, 3. Alex Singh (MAR) 2:00.57; 200m dash: 1. Shuntavious Smith (DUN) 22.56, 2. Marvens Merisier (SFM) 22.88, 3. Sammy Gardener (IMM) 22.99; 3200m run: 1. James Cusack (RES) 10:11.69, 2. Michael Balseca (CHS) 10:14.59, 3. Ethan Tank (SWF) 10:15.79; 4X400m relay: 1. Immokalee 3:24.84, 2. Dunbar 3:25.40, 3. Lely 3:35.29. Girls Teams Top 10: CHARLOTTE 131, DUNBAR 87.5, PALMETTO RIDGE 66, GULF COAST 60, LELY 59, BISHOP VEROT 43, LEMON BAY 36, CANTERBURY 35, PORT CHARLOTTE 29.5, SOUTH FORT MYERS 28 Individuals: Shot put: 1. Mikeila Joseph (GC) 10.51m, 2. Bessline Verneau (GC) 10.14m, 3. Elizabeth Sculles (PR) 9.86m; Discus: 1. Elizabeth Sculles (PR) 39.02, 2. Hallie Thompson (CHS) 33.44m, 3. Beverly St. Preux (PR) 30.52m; High jump: 1. Sarah Cote (LB) 1.57m, 2. Rebecca Weir (SEA) 1.57m, 3. Carisma Bryant (DUN) 1.52m; Long jump: 1. Lucheyona Weaver (DUN) 5.25m, 2. Kamryn Smith (DUN) 5.18m, 3. Chelsie Daniel (LEL) 5.16m; Triple jump: 1. Carisma Bryant (DUN) 11.10m, 2. Briana Pottinger (RAN) 11.01m, 3. Mica Auguste (LEL) 10.60m; Pole vault: 1. Jackie George (GC) 3.00m, 2. Violet Walton (PR) 2.85m, 3. Brittney Smith (CHS) 2.55m; 4X800m relay: 1. Charlotte (Kalyn Uebelacker, Alexa Roughton, Katie Kanagy, Mackenzie Flowers) 10:04.92, 2. Bishop Verot 10:22.82, 3. Gulf Coast 10:33.85; 100m hurdles: 1. Eunice Noel (CHS) 15.27, 2. Armonee Brown (SFM) 16.25, 3. Lucheyona Weaver (DUN) 16.28; 100m dash: 1. Khari Mitchell (SFM) 12.80, 2. Annabel Anderson Prater (CHS) 13.08, 3. Kaitlyn Chavarria (CHS) 13.16, 1600m run: 1. Katie Managy (CHS) 5:32.49, 2. Claire Irigoyen (RES) 5:37.74, 3. Morgan Palmer (PR) 5:38.50; 4X100m relay: 1. Charlotte (Britney Augustin, Kaitlyn Chavarria, Eunice Noel, Annabelle Anderson Prater) 49.31, 2. Dunbar 49.88, 3. Port Charlotte 51.09; 400m dash: 1. Guerdine Michel (DUN) 1:01.69, 2. Gaby Navas (CAN) 1:02.23, 3. Sam Muller (BV) 1:03.86; 300m hurdles: 1. Britney Augustin (CHS) 47.19, 2. Susan Linn (LEL) 47.65, 3. Lucheyona Weaver (DUN) 49.44; 800m run: 1. Mackenzie Flowers (CHS) 2:28.53, 2. Chloe Mitchell (LB) 2:29.05, 3. Lauren Mills (BV) 2:31.74; 200m dash: 1. Kaitlyn Chavarria (CHS) 26.37, 2. Brooke Rice (SJN) 26.49, 3. Guerdine Michel (DUN) 26.81; 3200m run: 1. Jessica Edwards (CAN) 11:21.46, 2. Maddison Welch (LB) 11:22.38. 3. Ryenn Hart (LEL) 11:57.48; 4X400m relay: 1. Canterbury (Sophia Ackerman, Gaby Navas, Julia Richardson, Jessica Edwards) 4:14.70, 2. Bishop Verot 4:18.71, 3. Palmetto Ridge 4:20.89.Charlotte girls dominate Wally Keller InvitationalBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT Lemon Bays Thomas Chaney clears the hurdles during the 110 meter event. Port Charlottes Emma Pritchett crosses the nish line during the 100 meter dash held during the Wally Keller Invitational at Charlotte High School. Lemon Bays Kenesha Huggins competes in the 100 meter dash on Thursday during the Wally Keller Invitational. Port Charlottes Davon Keyes competes in the 100 meter dash event during the Wally Keller Invitational. Lemon Bays Jenny Parsons crosses the nish line during the 4x100 relay at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda. Charlottes Annabelle Anderson Prater crosses the nish line during the Wally Keller Invitational. Charlottes Faith Winkler competes in the 1600 meter run during the Wally Keller Invitational.SUN PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BRUNOCharlottes Andrew Grace takes o at the starting line of the 4x100 relay during the Wally Keller Invitational. TRACK AND FIELD: Wally Keller InvitationalNORTH PORT „ The North Port High School baseball team had the fortune of playing a team that was playing its season opener, and the Bobcats showed what it means to have a nearly two-month head start. Alex Partridge pitched six solid innings and North Port (8-7) got production throughout the batting order as it cruised to a 6-1 victory over James Madison Memorial of Madison, Wisconsin on Friday. Partridge allowed just four hits, one walk and one unearned run while striking out “ve. He also helped himself with a sacri“ce. Trace Christmas, the ninth-place batter, had two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Alex did everything we wanted him to do. He pounded the strike zone and had guys in scoring position we were able to have clutch at-bats,Ž said North Port coach Miles Mayer. Trace has been a help at the bottom of the lineup. He just gets on for the top of the order.Ž Our in“eld has been playing well, so I can throw strikes and trust my pitches. Weve played well the last few games and I think we can continue to win,Ž Partridge said. The Spartans, who spent the week practicing on North Ports “eld, looked like a team playing its season opener, especially on the mound where they walked six batters and hit another four. Mayer said thats a two-headed animal. While Madison hadnt seen much live pitching, they had the advantage of playing their “rst game and the excitement that comes with it. They came ready to play. They practiced here all week, so theyve been on the “eld. They scrimmaged the other day, so they saw live arms,Ž Mayer said. North Port broke the game open in the third, scoring three runs. They loaded the bases with nobody out before Colby Chippendale hit a sac ”y to right to make it 1-0. Two batters later, Ethan Krizen brought home a pair with an RBI single to make it 3-0. Madison got on the board in the fourth with the help of an error and three wild pitches in Partridges only bad inning, but the Bobcats built a picket fence from there, scoring single runs in the fourth, “fth and sixth. Christmas had an RBI double to make it 4-1. Partridge had a sac ”y in the “fth to make it 5-1, and Kody Brittain grounded out to bring home the “nal run in the sixth. North Port was really polished. The defense was solid and the pitchers were dialed in,Ž said Spartan coach Tim Richardson. We had opening day jitters and some young guys on the mound who hadnt had varsity time. But we had good approaches hitting. We had a few solid hits.Ž NORTH PORT 6, MADISON MEMORIAL 1Madison 000 100 0 … 1 4 1 North Port 003 111 x … 6 5 1 Kyle Jungers, Luke Gromacki (3), Sam Smith (5), Max Hoeser (6) and Owen Greene, Alex Partridge, Logan Polston (7) and Ethan Krizen. WP: Partridge LP: Gromacki. Top hitters: Trace Christmas (NP) 2-3, 2 2B, RBI run, Ethan Krizen (NP) 1-1, 2 RBI. Records: Madison 0-1, North Port 8-7. Bobcats cruise past Madison MemorialBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT Madison Memorials Sam Smith tags North Ports Ethan Krizen for an out on Friday night in North Port. SUN PHOTOS BY JOHN KERSTENNorth Ports Alex Partridge hits a run scoring sacrice y against Madison Memorial (WI) on Friday night in North Port. BASEBALL: North Port 6, Madison Memorial 1


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Page 12 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € S.R. 776 Top crash locations: € S. McCall Road and Wilmington Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard € Veterans Boulevard and Kings Highway € I-75 and Jones Loop RoadCharlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Steven Robert Steen Jr., 24, 3000 block of 23rd St. North, St. Petersburg. Charge: Possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $26,000. € Charles Quitman Huey, 30, 1500 block of Lindsay Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: Aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill, willfully abuses a child without causing great bodily harm. Bond: $35,000. € Donna Lee Maggio, 50, 2300 block of Prague Ln., Punta Gorda. Charge: Driving under the influence. Bond: $2,000. € Kenneth Arnold, 50, 13200 block of Flarity Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: Violation of pretrial release for domestic violence. Bond: $3,127. € Jennifer Lynn Nieves, 40, 5400 block of Kennel St., Port Charlotte. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $2,500. € David Allen Eubanks, 23, 22200 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Driving under the influence. Bond: $3,000. € Yohany Ortiz Avila, 28, 18300 block of Troon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: Knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Bond: $500. € Michaela Dawn Troxell, 27, 1600 block of Birchcrest Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Willfully abuses a child without causing great bodily harm. Bond: $5,000. € Karin Ann Marshall, 42, 1800 block of NW 76th Way, Pembroke Pines. Charge: Petit theft, out of county warrant. Bond: $10,000. € John Glenn Knowlton, 50, 3800 block of Central Ave., Fort Myers. Charge: Disorderly intoxication, misuse of 911 or E911 system. Bond: $10,000. „ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTraffic enforcement locations set 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. TODAYOpen Air Market, Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Produce, variety of food, clothing & crafts. Live Music 941.391.4856 Punta Gorda Elks, 12pm Bar/TikiOpen(NoFood);2-5 Music/Escape (Outside);2-5:30 Easter Dinner (ResvOnly)@ 25538 ShorePG637-2606;mbrs&gsts Singer Paul Roush, Singer Paul Roush performs 12 Noon-4 pm in Center Court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721, Easter on the Beach, Easter celebration on the beach: April 1, 7 am, Indian Mound Park. Kids activities and continental breakfast after. AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection incl bev only $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 AMVETS 312 Brunch, 10:00-1:00 Roast Beef, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, pot, pancakes $12 Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port VFW, The VFW will be open from 10AM to 8PM on Easter Sunday. Members & qualified guests, 4860 Trott Circle, NP, 426-6865 North Port Moose, Happy Easter we are open! Come visit AJ and enjoy hotdogs and pizza for lunch!, 14156 Tamiami trl NP Free Tax Help, 9am-1pm, every Monday, AARP Tax-Aide, Holiday Park Rec. Center, Phase 1 Rec. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 Editors Note: This column was previously published in the Sun on April 1, 2013. We hope you will enjoy it today.Hurricane season has traditionally extended from June 1 to Nov. 30. That could soon change if Floridas Legislature, controlled by lobbyists in both the House and Senate, are successful in rede“ning the hurricane season. According to committee chair Bob Markendale, speaking on condition of anonymity pending passage of the bill, The impetus behind this bill is purely economical.Ž If passed, the hurricane season would be rescheduled from Jan. 1 to June 30 to coincide with the snowbird season. According to a website publication released by proponents under the umbrella group Citizens for Responsible Hurricane Reform,Ž or CRHR, the threat of an impending hurricane creates a tremendous boost in revenues for both the public and private sectors. While the threats of hurricanes seldom materialize, the mere threat itself acts as a very powerful, and pro“table, economic stimulus. Residents evacuating from one part of the state to another “ll up hotel rooms, “ll up gas tanks, stock up on supplies, and create a run on building supplies to fortify their homes. According to CRHR spokesperson Andy Cravens, a review of Department of Revenue records con“rms that hurricane threats have a huge positive impact on everything from gas taxes, to hotel-taxes, to sales taxes, and intrastate commerce. Weve been missing the boat for years,Ž says Craven. The puzzling thing is that this issue has ”own under the radar for as long as it has.Ž Craven points to census data that indicates the population of Florida triples during snowbird season. By rede“ning the hurricane season to coincide with the snowbird season, the economic bene“ts of hurricane threats would triple, he maintains. According to statistics compiled by CRHR, the most active month of the hurricane season is the third month of the season. Currently, that is August. By rede“ning the hurricane season to begin in January, hurricanes would be most likely to occur in March, says Craven. The beauty of this is that it coincides with the very peak of the snowbird season. A single evacuation could easily double or even triple business and government coffers,Ž argues Craven. Also endorsing the bill is The Coalition of Florida Farmers. According to spokesperson Silvia Fercado representing The Florida Coalition for Hurricane Reform, Hurricanes have a history of decimating crops at the worst possible stage „ just prior to harvest. August is the make-it or breakit month for citrus and tomato harvests. Unfortunately, authorities have scheduled the hurricane season in such a way that this harvest period is also most likely to be decimated by hurricanes. Fercado maintains, By rescheduling the hurricane season to the “rst six months of the year, the most destructive hurricanes will occur during March when “elds typically lay fallow.Ž Whether the bill passes or not, one thing is for sure: Happy April Fools Day everyone! Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty 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@, or could redefine hurricane season BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 174 Bella Vista Terrace #A, Nokomis, FL 34275 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2016 List Price: $309,900 LP/SqFt: $181.23 Garage/Carport: 2-car garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,710 Total Acreage: Condo Pool: Community Location: Venetian Golf & River Club Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Victoria Stultz, Premier Sothebys International Realty, 941-387-56763740 Santana Street, North Port 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., Port Charlotte 174 Bella Vista Terrace #A, Nokomis 3740 Santana St., North Port, FL 34287 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2003 List Price: $300,000 LP/SQFT: $142 Garage/Carport: 2-car attached garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 1‡2Sq. Ft. Heated: 2120 Total Acreage: 0.25 Pool: Heated Saltwater Pool Location: US41 to Sumter Blvd., Right on Cazes Ave., Right on Santana St. Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Patty Gillespie, Re/Max Anchor, 941-875-2755 Q: During association meetings, our president doesnt want us to speak anytime during any matter regardless, but only at the end of the session when anything to say is irrelevant because they already voted, and each answer is evasive or off-subject. When can a homeowner speak during association board meetings? „ Tyron A: I get this question a lot, and while the rules seem relatively simple, it can become a bit confusing in practice. The short answer is that all owners are entitled to speak about all items that are on the agenda or opened for discussion. Be aware that you have a right to talk about items on the agenda, but not to add things to it. While the rules governing homeowner associations and condos are a bit different, they are similar enough to discuss together. Your association is allowed to make reasonable rules governing participation but must let all members speak at least three minutes on each agenda item. The rules can regulate things such as asking that hands be raised to be recognized to speak to keep meetings orderly. Also, not every board meeting is open to members. Meetings to discuss litigation with the associations attorney or that deal with employee issues are examples of closed meetings. All open meetings can be recorded by unit owners, as long as doing so is not unduly distracting. You should look to your community documents to see which speci“c guidelines you need to follow. As mentioned above, all of the rules must be reasonable. In your case, making owners wait to address agenda items until after voting is over is neither reasonable nor within the law, since it seems to defeat the very purpose of the rules. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.When can a homeowner speak during association meetings?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2007 List Price: $340,000 LP/SQFT: $154 Garage/Carport: 2-car attached garage Beds: 3 + den/of“ce Baths: 2 Sq. Ft. Heated: 2212 Total Acreage: 0.16 Pool: Community Location: 776 to Biscayne, left on Gennero, left into Villa Milano, Turn right at Stop sign. House on right. Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Patty Gillespie, Re/Max Anchor, 941-875-2755


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 When Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, bought their “rst house in Chicagos Galewood neighborhood in 2003, the duo knew it needed some cosmetic work „ in fact, they were excited to redo the bathrooms and kitchen to make the home their own. Little did they realize that the back of the house had been sinking for the last 75 years, and they would spend hundreds of thousands on unexpected construction. Their inspector hadnt uncovered the rotting wood posts supporting the back of the house; the couple had no idea theyd eventually have to pour in new concrete to fix the issue, or that theyd have to replace the posts and jack up the back of the house a bit each week, causing the new windows and tile floors theyd installed to crack. So when Kill and Duffy „ along with their two children, now 11 and 14 „ were house hunting in Oak Park in 2014, Kill said, they were determined not to land another money pit. We got our dream house,Ž said Kill, a divorce attorney. They got an inspector, too, but didnt realize they should also consult someone who specialized in “replace inspections. As it turned out, the lining inside their wood-burning “replace was falling apart, as was the top of the chimney. If they lit a “re, they could get carbon monoxide poisoning. A few months after buying the home „ and $20,000 later „ Kill, 48, and Duffy, 49, were forced to convert their wood-burning “replace into a gas “replace. It was just like dominoes falling,Ž Kill said of the “replace issue. It would be helpful to know about money pits well before you fall in love with a home, spend the money on an inspector „ costs vary depending on the size and age of the home and the region, but a typical inspection can ring up between $300 and $500, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development „ and before you start to take on the major projects. Regular people „ that is, those who dont know anything about construction or inspections „ can spot a potential money pit the “rst time they tour a house. We spoke to realty agents, an inspector and a contractor who shared exactly what to look for. While many people tend to look at the pretty aspects of a house, there are many issues that can make it a money pit,Ž said Jerry Grodesky, managing broker at Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate in Loda, Illinois. Grodesky once looked at a 1960s brick home with a client who had already visited the house with another agent. We got to see cracking foundation and a rusty electrical box, amongst other issues,Ž he said. I sobered the buyer up that the pretty kitchen was not worth the price with all the potential issues that a home inspector might “nd.Ž Experts suggest that buyers keep their eyes peeled for these ”aws, which hint at more dire problems. € Doors that dont close properly. This „ or a crack in the foundation, or uneven steps leading into the home „ can signal that the home has settled, and you have an uneven foundation, said Joe Taylor, contractor and owner of Chicago-based Taylor Construction. Most commonly, foundation problems can allow water to easily enter the home, leading to water damage. But an uneven foundation also could mean that the house will need to have concrete pumped into the slab (of“cially called concrete leveling or mudjacking) to bring the home back up to level and “x the water issues. Pipes also may need to be repaired, along with anything else that is altered during the settling or movement. Its a mess,Ž Taylor said. A cracked foundation could lead to damages that might cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $20,000, according to Taylor. € Discoloration. Water is your homes No. 1 enemy, said Steve Nations, owner of Nations Home Inspections, based in Oak Park, Ill. If you could keep your house dry, at least the parts that are supposed to be dry, then itll last for a long time,Ž Nations said. If it gets wet, itll go downhill fast.Ž To easily spot water damage, Nations said to look at all the walls and ceilings, trying to spot any discoloration „ yellow spots on a white wall „ that might signal a water leak. In the basement, scan the bottoms of walls for any signs of water leaks. While youre down there, take a deep breath. Do you smell any hint of mold or mustiness? That odor could point to a water problem, Nations said. € Bad water pressure. Run the water in every bathroom sink. Or even better, run the water at the sink and at the tub or shower at the same time,Ž Nations said. Is the water pressure good?Ž Plenty of older houses with old, galvanized steel water pipes have bad water pressure that can only be “xed with a costly upgrade to copper pipes. € Uneven stairs. Pay attention to these. In a ”ight of stairs, all the riser heights should be the same, as should all the tread depths. In my experience, if the carpenter didnt get the stairs right, then he probably messed up plenty of other things that are likely to come back to haunt you later,Ž Nations said. € Windows that dont open. Very old double-hung windows are often hard to open, Nations said. And plenty of casement windows (the kind that are hinged on the side and have to be cranked open) that are only 15 to 20 years old have problems with the crank mechanism that makes them very hard to open and close, he added. Replacement windows can be pricey, costing up to $1,000 each. € Dead trees. If any of the trees on the property dont have leaves in the spring, summer or fall, they may be dead. Something as simple as a dead tree in a yard in the spring and summer months may not seem like a big deal, but the reason it died could tell another story,Ž said Kristin Trzoski, realty agent with Prime Real Estate, based in Northwest Indiana. Have beetles or ants taken over the tree? Those have plenty of strength in numbers, and they can put the integrity of the tree in danger, causing it to fall over and cause damage to the home. An arborist should be able to offer a free or low-cost inspection to let you know if the tree needs to go „ and why. Something as simple as knocking down a tree may be in order for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars to prevent future mishaps,Ž Trzoski said. Also, making sure those insects havent infested the home is important, and isnt always easy to know right away, she said. € An uneven ”oor. Many older homes have uneven ”oors, which could point to settlement or other issues „ even termites, Grodesky said. Typical home inspectors wont be able to determine the exact cause of the uneven ”oors. Potential buyers should seek out a structural engineer before purchasing, Grodesky said „ thats the only way to know for certain if there are big problems in store.7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pitBy DANIELLE BRAFFCHICAGO TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOAnnemarie Kill and her husband John Duy spent thousands of dollars trying to repair their Oak Park homes wood-burning replace before abandoning the eort and installing a gas replace. In a former home, theyd been hit with thousands of dollars of unexpected repairs. adno=712459 FREE TIRE ROTATION & 21PT INSPECTION $50 OFFAny Repair or Maintenance Service of $250 or MoreMost American Cars. With Coupon. Extra Charge for Trucks/Vans & SUV's. Prior Sales Excluded. 1 Coupon Customer/Visit Expires 4/15/18$39.99SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE5W20 up to 5 Qts.AUTO REPAIR OFFER Do You have back pain?Do you ask yourself what causes it and what you can do about it?If so, we have some information that you may be interested in. 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Page 16 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 AP PHOTOThis photo provided by Houzz shows their View in My Room 3D, an augmented reality tool in the Houzz app that lets people preview over 1 million furniture and decor products from the Houzz Shop in 3D, within their homes, before they buy.Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home „ or plants in your garden „ used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination. The process has gotten easier „ and way more streamlined „ thanks to a burgeoning selection of home and garden apps. Furniture companies, interior design “rms and even landscapers have been rolling out a new generation of apps and online programs to make the process more foolproof for novices and pros alike, often using virtual and augmented reality technology. Design apps are really great for generating ideas, and deciding on materials and sources for do-it-yourself projects,Ž says Margaret May“eld, an architect in Los Osos, California. And theyre also very helpful for communicating design ideas to contractors and architects.Ž The technology allows you to see what furniture would look like in your home before you buy it, using just the camera on your phone, for example, instead of dealing with the hassle „ and back pain „ involved in returning, say, an ill-chosen sofa. And the design apps do not stop at the door. With spring around the corner, there are landscaping apps to help take the guesswork out of deciding what to plant and where and when. Among the most popular home apps is Houzz, a free app with 40 million users around the world each month, according to Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. Features include a huge database of design photos „ searchable by style, country or color, for example „ to create a personalized idea book.Ž The sites Visual MatchŽ feature allows visitors to order furniture and other products that are the same or similar to those seen in the magazine-type photos. You can work with a friend by using the Invite a CollaboratorŽ feature, or, through Directory,Ž contact local designers, architects or landscapers. One of the newest features is View in My Room 3D,Ž which invites you look at your room through your phone and then „ using augmented reality technology „ place a selected piece of furniture there to see what it would look like. Other indoor design apps include Hutch Home Design 3D, and Home Design 3D Room s, and interior design apps from stores like IKEA and For outdoors, Houzz features articles and advice from gardening pros, and a forum where home gardeners can share ideas and suggestions. Another popular landscaping app is iScape, which helps you visualize your garden, save and share ideas, and buy gardening products. As with all technology, though, the apps have a learning curve that in some cases is far greater than the old graph paper and pencil method of laying things out. And professionals warn that for major jobs, its still best to seek out a pro. Just dont be surprised when your landscaper or designer pulls out their phone to consult an app. Matt McMillan, a landscape designer in Pound Ridge, New York, says, My designs are very focused on drawing nature into the garden. So I frequently consult the Cornell Lab of Ornithologys Merlin app. I also have apps for dragon”ies, butter”ies and mushrooms. I cant live without the Toolbox app in general, and speci“cally its compass.ŽThe latest apps for home layouts, inside and outBy KATHERINE ROTHASSOCIATED PRESS If youve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there are some vital things to do before you start shopping. Follow these steps to make buying a second home a smooth process. € The best way to start the search for a second home is to “nd a real estate agent who is familiar with your desired location. This person could provide you information about neighborhoods, market prices and the pros and cons of particular properties. With an eye toward the long-term value of a property, the agent could “ll you in on price histories and how comparable sales have fared, and resale prospects. Factors that tend to help properties hold or increase in value are proximity to a major metropolitan area, ease of access and the availability of year-round amenities. € Factor in additional costs. Todays second-home buyers are more interested in enjoying their properties rather than getting a quick return on their investment. Still, you should consider that you will be away from the property a lot of the time, which usually entails additional costs, such as having a management company check the place in your absence for water leaks, frozen pipes and other problems. Getting insurance for a second home may be more challenging than it is for a primary residence. If you are considering a second home on the beach, for example, youll need ”ood insurance, in addition to regular home insurance. It has become more dif“cult to get ”ood insurance in coastal communities, and the cost has increased greatly in some markets. € Be sure you can afford two mortgages. You have to qualify for a second-home mortgage, which is on top of any mortgage debt on your primary home. Typically, you will need to make a down payment of at least 10 percent, meet credit standards and debt-toincome requirements, and provide documents for income and asset verification. If you have a good relationship with the mortgage lender on your primary residence, that might be a good place to start your quest for a second-home mortgage. € Take into account the tax implications of your purchase. If you use your home as a true second home, you could get a deduction for mortgage interest and property taxes, just as you do with your “rst-home mortgage. Be aware that under the new federal tax law, the cap to the mortgage interest deduction will be lowered from $1 million to $750,000. So if you already have a $750,000 mortgage and get a loan for a vacation home, you wont be able to deduct the interest on the second mortgage. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 04/01/2018 3116 NOTICE OF ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 17001028CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2007-WMC1, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMC1, Plaintiff vs. CEDENO, JOVANNY REYES, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: J OVANNY REYES CEDENO 21432 KENYON AVENUE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 DANIA SANCHEZ AKA DANI A J OHANNA S ANCHEZ 1620 SPRUCE PINE COURT #113 PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950 DANIA SANCHEZ AKA DANI A JOHANNA SANCHEZ 392 E HENRY ST PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950 DANIA SANCHEZ AKA DANI A JOHANNA SANCHEZ 22258 HERNANDO AVE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 DANIA SANCHEZ AKA DANI A JOHANNA SANCHEZ 5115 MELBOURNE ST UNIT 113 PUNTA GORDA, FL 33980 A LEXANDRA ALTAGRACI A GARCIA 21432 KENYON AVENUE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 A LEXANDRA ALTAGRACI A GARCIA 31432 KENYON AVE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 A LEXANDRA ALTAGRACI A GARCIA 108 NW 9TH TER APT 311 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL 33009 A LEXANDRA ALTAGRACI A GARCIA 3741 SW 48TH AVE HOLLYWOOD, FL 33023 UNKNOWN TENANT #1 21432 KENYON AVENUE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 UNKNOWN TENANT #2 21432 KENYON AVENUE PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under or against the aforesaid Defendant(s) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFI ED tha t an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described prop erty located in Charlotte County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK 1332, PORT CHARLOTTE SUBDIVISION, SECTION II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 22A THROUGH 22E, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, t o this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 Wes t Cypress Creek Road, For t Lauderdale, FL 33309 and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication o f this notice in THE CHARLOTTE SUN on or before April 17, 2018 ; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 13th day of March 2018. ROGER D. EATON As Clerk of said Court By: MJ. KERN As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need ing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 18500 MURDOCK CIRCLE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33948, 941-743-1944. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955 8771 via Florida Relay System Publish: APRIL 1 & 8, 2018 146548 3565333 3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN A ND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 17000200CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEWYORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-64CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-64CB Plaintiff, vs. LINDA M. FRUIN, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated March 28 2018, and entered in Case No. 17000200CA, of the Circuit Cour t of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for CHARLOTTE County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEWYORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUS T 2005-64CB, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-64CB (hereafter  Plaintiff Ž), is Plaintiff and LINDA M. FRUIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA M. FRUIN; FIDDLERS GREEN CONDO MINIUM ASSOCIATION II,INC., are defendants. Roger D. Eaton, Clerk of the Circuit Court for CHAR OC 3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE L O TTE, C ounty Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder fo r cash via the Internet at www.char, at 11:00 a.m. on the 25THday of APRIL 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit: UNIT 2004, BUILDING 26, FIDDLERS GREEN CONDOMINIUM II, PHASE 5, A CONDOMINIUM TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 868 AT PAGE 791, AS AMENDED; AND ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT RECORDED IN CONDOMIMIUM PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 4; CONDOMINIUM BOOK 9, PAGE 5; CONDOMINIUM BOOK 9, PAGE 50; AND CONDOMINIUM BOOK 10, PAGE 18. ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to part icipate in a court proceedin g or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assist ance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please com plete the attached form and return it to j as fa r in advance as possible, bu t preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or othe r court activity. Upon reques t by a qualified individual with a disability, this document will be made available in an alternate f ormat. If you need assistance in completing this form due to y our disability, or to reques t t his document in an alternate f ormat, please contact Jon Embury, Admin. Svc. Mgr. phone (941) 637-2110, e-mail j Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. ROGER D. EATON CLERK OF COURT By: Thelma Connor As Deputy Clerk Publish: April 1, 8, 2018 232598 3565353 CLASSIFIED WORKS! 3130 NOTICE OF SALE N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice o f Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/13/2018, 09:00 am a t 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Por t Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING re serves the right to accept or re j ect any and/or all bids. 1G8AL58B66Z179884 2006 SATURN Publish: 04/01/2018 274754 3563340 3138 OTHER NOTICES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE REQUEST FOR PRO POSALS #18-03 PROJECT NAME: Security Serv ices. RFP SUBMITTAL: Thursday, April 12, 2018, prior to 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Florida SouthWestern State College, ATTN: Lisa Tudor, Office of Finan cial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 116A, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE ONE SHORT LIST PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Fri day, April 20, 2018, 9:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time at FSW, Of fice of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE TWO ORAL PRE SENTATIONS: 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 MEET ING: Immediately following the las t scheduled Oral Presentation, Date and Location same as Phase II Oral Presentation. Recommenda tion for intended award to be posted curement/bids on or about Tues day, May 1, 2018. District Board of Trustees Meeting: June 2018. FSW is accepting proposals from security service firms interested in providing professional securit y services to the College. All Ven dors are required to carry a mini mum of one million dollars o f commercial general liability. Ven dors interested in this project ma y obtain RFP #18-03 from FSW a t ment/bids. Publish: 03/18/18, 03/25/18, 04/01/18 103199 3558946The millions of Americans who havent saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity. But recent changes to reverse mortgages mean seniors and their families may have tougher decisions to make. Reverse mortgages allow people 62 and older to tap their home equity without having to pay the money back until they move out, sell the house or die. Borrowers can take payouts as lump sums, monthly checks or through a line of credit that can be tapped at will. The reverse mortgage debt grows over time, typically at variable interest rates, and may deplete all the equity in the home, leaving nothing for heirs. If the home is worth less than the reverse mortgage balance, though, borrowers and their heirs cant be held responsible for that loss. The loans earned a bad reputation as commission-hungry salespeople preyed on seniors who didnt understand the loans complexities or who had “nancial problems so severe that they quickly burned through the money. Another problem was unscrupulous advisers who urged people to use their equity to buy questionable investments, including expensive annuities. Over the years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program that insures most reverse mortgages, implemented changes that made the loans safer and, in some cases, cheaper. Costs fell enough that fee-only “nancial planners who traditionally had shunned these loans started to recommend them to wealthier clients as a portfolio protection strategy. People could borrow against a reverse mortgage line of credit when markets were down, rather than selling shares at their lows. Research, much of it published in the in”uential Journal of Financial Planning, found the strategy allowed people to spend more with less risk of running out of money in retirement. In October 2017, the Trump administration reduced the amount people could borrow and increased the costs, raising the upfront mortgage insurance premium for a line of credit from 0.5 percent to 2 percent of a homes value. HUD Secretary Ben Carson cited losses in the program and a need to put it on a more sustainable footing.Ž Using reverse mortgages for portfolio protection can still make sense, but the strategy is a harder sell now with the changes, says certi“ed “nancial planner Michael Kitces of Columbia, Maryland, who was an early advocate of the strategy. For a reasonably af”uent client that has a $300,000 or $500,000 house, thats $6,000 to $10,000 of upfront costs just in case you might ever need the line of credit,Ž Kitces says. Its just too much of a mental upfront hurdle for most clients.Ž Even before reverse mortgages became more expensive, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned last year against another strategy that some “nancial advisers were promoting: using the loans to delay claiming Social Security. Social Security bene“ts grow about 7 to 8 percent each year theyre delayed after age 62, but the costs and risks of reverse mortgages generally exceed the cumulative lifetime bene“ts of bigger Social Security checks, the CFPB says. Borrowing money for living expenses early in retirement can mean theres not enough left to handle later “nancial shocks, such as long-term care. The CFPB took action in 2016 against three reverse mortgage lenders for deceptive advertising that claimed people couldnt lose their homes. Although borrowers dont have to make monthly payments on the loans, they do have to keep up with property taxes, insurance and maintenance. These days, reverse mortgages may be best suited for the way many people have traditionally used them: to pay off existing mortgages so they can eliminate monthly payments or to generate monthly income in retirement, says Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Those borrowers actually bene“ted from some of the changes, which included a reduction in annual insurance premiums on borrowed amounts. Your loan balance grows more slowly, which is good,Ž says Pfau, the author of the recently updated book Reverse Mortgages.Ž The brief heyday of the portfolio protection strategy may have had a silver lining: It got more “nancial planners thinking about a product they used to shun. Kristi Sullivan, a certi“ed “nancial planner in Denver, says she now talks to clients more often about reverse mortgages and the potential uses of home equity in retirement. Some people are still reluctant to discuss the option, but more and more are open to listen and look at “nancial models using a reverse mortgage,Ž Sullivan says. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet a certi“ed “nancial planner and author of Your Credit Score.Ž Email her at lwestonnerdwallet. com. 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Page 18 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7246878 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #221 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $74,400 Community $68,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 65. 13 0.91398 C7249795 Sold 1660 EAGLE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1016 $74,900 None $74,900 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 53. 05 1 D5921270 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #109 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $81,900 Community $81,900 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 78. 45 1 C7250133 Sold 21162 GLENDALE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 768 $89,900 None $90,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 67.47 1.00111 C7249069 Sold 1051 FORREST NELSON BLVD #101 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 848 $93,000 Community $93,500 2 2 0 1994 Condo New Conventiona l 3/22/2018 110.26 1.00538 C7249401 Sold 30064 OAK RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 932 $99,999 None $92,000 2 1 0 1957 Single Family Home New FHA 3/27/2018 60.93 0.9 2001 N5916362 Sold 21577 AUGUSTA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1008 $104,900 None $106,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 84.94 1.01049 D5920725 Sold 149 ENGLEWOOD ISLES PKWY #608 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1080 $105,000 Community $100,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 3/26/2018 80.45 0.95238 D5917143 Sold 1360 SHARLO LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 616 $105,000 None $105,000 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 113.51 1 N5915040 Sold 2180 HERON LAKE DR #303 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $119,900 Community $105,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 3/23/ 2018 105.42 0.87573 D5920186 Sold 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD #89 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1036 $122,900 Community $121,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo New Conventional 3/27/2018 116.8 0.98454 C7249191 Sold 4613 MCKIBBEN DR 34287 NORTH PORT 912 $129,900 None $130,000 2 1 1 1980 Single Family Home New VA 3/23/2018 111.1 1 1.00077 C7249472 Sold 23461 HARPER AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 952 $134,900 Private $140,500 2 1 0 1957 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2 018 86.36 1.04151 D5919716 Sold 382 FERRIS DR NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1488 $135,000 None $122,250 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/201 8 64.34 0.90556 C7248950 Sold 7055 KENWOOD DR 34287 NORTH PORT 900 $137,500 None $125,000 2 1 0 1983 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 79.8 7 0.90909 C7244776 Sold 19335 WATER OAK DR #303 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1004 $139,900 Community $135,000 2 2 0 2003 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 119.89 0.96497 C7247080 Sold 1235 SAXONY CIR #5203 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1059 $146,900 Community $138,500 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 130. 78 0.94282 C7245088 Sold 3392 SWANEE RD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1364 $147,500 None $132,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 74.32 0.89492 D5921293 Sold 1500 ROSSANNE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1615 $148,500 None $125,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 44. 42 0.84175 C7249560 Sold 7192 HOLSUM ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1356 $149,000 None $154,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home New VA 3/28/2018 90.27 1 .03356 C7246011 Sold 25188 MARION AVE #A205 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1147 $149,700 Community $139,900 2 2 0 1975 Condo All Cash 3/26/2018 121 .97 0.93454 A4212560 Sold 21036 QUESADA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1587 $149,900 Private $156,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27 /2018 68.24 1.04069 C7249131 Sold 808 SPRINGVIEW AVE NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1048 $149,900 None $147,900 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 2/2018 86.8 0.98666 C7245981 Sold 3631 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1504 $150,000 None $147,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/201 8 64.08 0.98 C7246848 Sold 979 SILVER SPRINGS TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1482 $152,900 None $152,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Priv ate 3/23/2018 89.2 0.99411 C7245406 Sold 150 HARBORSIDE AVE #211 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1112 $154,900 Community $150,700 2 2 0 1974 Condo New Conventional 3/27 /2018 135.52 0.97289 C7245012 Sold 288 WATERSIDE ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1045 $154,900 None $141,000 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 103.91 0.91026 C7248630 Sold 600 TARPON WAY 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1256 $155,000 None $163,100 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New VA 3/26/2018 74.44 1.05226 C7249640 Sold 18410 WINTERGARDEN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1300 $159,000 None $159,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 22/2018 76.74 1 A4209576 Sold 755 JARVIS ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1224 $159,000 None $165,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2 2/2018 89.38 1.03774 C7249263 Sold 17394 NORSEMAN AVENUE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1253 $159,900 None $157,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 6/2018 81.61 0.98499 D5922730 Sold 6509 HAMLET DR #29-A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1170 $159,900 Community $159,900 2 2 0 1993 Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 136.67 1 C7246488 Sold 125 CONCORD DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1780 $159,900 None $147,400 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/20 18 61.98 0.92183 C7242523 Sold 4640 S CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 960 $159,999 None $160,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New VA 3/23/2018 89.09 1.00001 D5922651 Sold 5890 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1335 $164,000 None $161,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /26/2018 79.9 0.98171 C7248828 Sold 4475 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1424 $164,500 None $157,500 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/201 8 75.9 0.95745 C7245214 Sold 3935 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1179 $164,500 None $160,000 2 2 0 1957 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/201 8 82.01 0.97264 C7249753 Sold 4112 BLUERIDGE ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1420 $164,900 None $156,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 8 5.71 0.94603 C7249320 Sold 2442 SALMISTA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1233 $167,000 None $169,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 88 .81 1.01198 U7838973 Sold 3089 KINGSTON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1634 $167,500 Private $160,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New VA 3/23/20 18 66.89 0.95522 D5922725 Sold 12082 MAYFAIR AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1164 $169,900 Private $168,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/23/2018 87.77 0.98882 A4204527 Sold 2133 ACHILLES ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2019 $169,900 None $170,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 62.75 1.00059 C7245744 Sold 22337 ALCORN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1235 $169,900 Private $164,900 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/22/2018 85.04 0.97057 C7248838 Sold 5434 GUIDEPOST TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1220 $172,900 None $170,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/22/2018 91.01 0.98323 N5916390 Sold 22141 LITTLE FALLS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1408 $174,900 None $174,900 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New FHA 3/2 7/2018 80.41 1 C7247888 Sold 4454 HANSARD AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1335 $175,900 None $176,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 89. 89 1.00057 N5915240 Sold 2518 MARGARET LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1571 $179,900 None $182,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 83. 83 1.01167 D5919816 Sold 514 FOXWOOD BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1389 $179,900 Community $165,000 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 85.94 0.917 18 D5915145 Sold 1303 PRAIRIE TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1531 $180,000 None $175,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 80. 76 0.97222 D5921470 Sold 360 E WENTWORTH CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1488 $184,400 None $178,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 78.21 0.96529 N5916413 Sold 2789 CASCABEL TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1516 $184,750 None $185,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 86 .65 1.00135 D5921784 Sold 10183 CHARLEMONT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1789 $185,000 None $185,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New FHA 3/27/2018 74.54 1 D5921214 Sold 342 INDIAN KEY WAY #113 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1289 $185,700 Community $182,750 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 3 /22/2018 94.49 0.98411 D5923218 Sold 3393 GRAND VISTA CT #101 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1487 $186,900 Community $180,000 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/28/201 8 121.05 0.96308 A4198413 Sold 9103 ANITA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $192,900 None $210,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 1.08 865 C7248979 Sold 1590 ISLAMORADA BLVD #83C 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1516 $193,450 Community $177,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 116.75 0.91497 D5915700 Sold 2336 REDFERN ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1364 $194,900 None $194,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 97.69 1 C7249407 Sold 23306 MOORHEAD AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1715 $195,000 None $194,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2 018 76.8 0.99487 N5916182 Sold 5527 KEDGEWICK LN 34288 NORTH PORT 1535 $195,000 None $195,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2 3/2018 90.57 1 C7247112 Sold 21217 QUESADA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1691 $195,000 None $194,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/28/2018 83.37 0.99487 C7249933 Sold 241 COLDEWAY DR #B8 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1111 $196,000 Community $182,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 163.82 0.92857 C7248243 Sold 2348 FOURWIND ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1655 $199,000 None $190,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New VA 3/24/2018 69.14 0.95477 C7247997 Sold 2068 ZUYDER TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1872 $199,000 None $194,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/27/ 2018 78.8 0.97487 C7250965 Sold 2840 SOPRANO LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/22/ 2018 98.67 1 C7249358 Sold 2904 ALESIO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $205,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 101. 18 1.02551 D5920143 Sold 375 N ELM ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1134 $199,900 None $187,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 113.61 0.93547 C7249063 Sold 3743 GARLENDA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1391 $204,900 Private $195,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/201 8 96.53 0.95168 C7247620 Sold 2410 GRANDVIEW DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1788 $204,900 None $199,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New VA 3/26/2018 83. 33 0.97121 C7243651 Sold 353 MILFORD ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2060 $209,500 None $203,500 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 22/2018 72.94 0.97136 C7244606 Sold 22132 SCARSDALE AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1841 $213,900 None $213,900 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2 018 79.64 1 C7248569 Sold 2214 AMNESTY DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1826 $214,900 None $214,900 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2018 78. 6 1 O5529212 Sold 106 LELAND ST SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2456 $214,900 None $185,255 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/201 8 63.1 0.86205 D5921857 Sold 10095 CHARLEMONT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $219,000 None $205,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 91.8 0.93607 C7246497 Sold 3505 MAGNOLIA WAY 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1435 $219,000 None $212,500 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 23/2018 109.25 0.97032 D5921570 Sold 22 CHURCH AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1824 $219,900 None $213,500 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Home New VA 3/23/2018 90.31 0. 9709 C7242960 Sold 2470 IVANHOE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1973 $219,999 None $215,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 64.45 0.97728 C7242660 Sold 26101 FEATHERSOUND DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1905 $220,000 Community $207,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home Owner Fina ncing 3/22/2018 86.54 0.94091 N5916671 Sold 830 PARK RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1167 $224,900 Private $253,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 127.5 2 1.12494 C7247355 Sold 159 NORMAN ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2353 $224,900 None $210,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New FHA 3/28/2018 65 .5 0.93375 N5915419 Sold 7203 SUNNYBROOK BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1488 $224,900 Private $220,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/20 18 108.27 0.97821 C7248441 Sold 18299 MORRISSON AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1396 $229,300 Private $215,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home Combination 3/23/2018 113.4 0.93764 N5913811 Sold 8637 LEOPOLD AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1874 $229,900 None $229,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26 /2018 88.63 1 C7241138 Sold 3830 BAL HARBOR BLVD #4 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1308 $229,900 Community $225,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo New Conventional 3/23 /2018 172.02 0.97869 N5916208 Sold 41 FOUNTAIN ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1312 $234,900 Private $231,400 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New VA 3/27/2018 112.88 0.9851 D5921367 Sold 12162 RICHARDS AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1719 $239,000 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/27/2018 94.7 0.94142 N5916324 Sold 4346 S SAN MATEO DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1657 $239,900 Private $240,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/28/2018 1.00042 T2897623 Sold 1136 W HILLSBOROUGH BLVD 34288 NORTH PORT 1827 $240,900 Private $234,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/23/2018 92.38 0.97136 C7244397 Sold 3820 SHOREWOOD ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1775 $244,900 None $239,500 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New FHA 3/22/2018 96 .46 0.97795 C7241919 Sold 263 VALDIVA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2330 $248,600 None $229,555 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 0.9 2339 C7249673 Sold 17455 BOCA VISTA RD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1238 $249,500 Private $245,000 2 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/26/2018 102.77 0.98196 C7248973 Sold 1721 FOSSIL DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1475 $249,999 None $240,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 112.4 1 0.96 C7245611 Sold 21623 EDGEWATER DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1286 $249,999 Private $239,500 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 6/2018 108.37 0.958 C7248215 Sold 3000 GUADALUPE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1660 $267,500 Private $255,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 105.46 0.95327 N5915501 Sold 17344 HUANCAY LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1887 $269,500 Private $252,500 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/201 8 100.32 0.93692 C7247427 Sold 18210 BRAZIL AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2018 $269,900 Private $269,000 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Home New VA 3/26/20 18 91.4 0.99667 A4209624 Sold 26348 STILLWATER CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2000 $274,000 Private $268,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23 /2018 113.22 0.9781 C7246485 Sold 5225 ADINA CIR 34291 NORTH PORT 2626 $276,999 None $258,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 70.49 0.93141 D5920104 Sold 10491 SHERMAN ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1270 $279,900 None $255,000 2 1 0 1959 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/27/ 2018 156.25 0.91104 C7246880 Sold 2907 ALCAZAR TER 34286 NORTH PORT 2032 $284,999 Private $285,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/22/2018 103.45 1 C7248474 Sold 1450 FIRESIDE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 3070 $285,700 Private $285,700 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/27/2018 69.84 1 N5916489 Sold 1482 VENDOME TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1865 $294,500 None $294,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23 /2018 98.4 1 C7246758 Sold 24351 BALTIC AVE #102 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1866 $295,000 Community $295,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 136. 45 1 C7249707 Sold 1120 NAVIGATOR RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2192 $299,500 Private $292,500 4 2 0 2001 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/ 27/2018 100.58 0.97663 C7247975 Sold 3023 BUTTONWOOD PL 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1374 $299,900 Private $285,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2 018 117.28 0.95032 C7247174 Sold 3905 PORTAIR AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2450 $299,900 None $288,500 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/28 /2018 88.04 0.96199 C7248562 Sold 360 DELIDO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1281 $310,000 None $290,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 127. 19 0.93548 C7248368 Sold 27345 VOYAGEUR DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2244 $319,900 Private $312,000 3 2 1 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 110.72 0.9753 C7245195 Sold 3116 SEAFARER DR 33983 PORT CHARLOTTE 1609 $324,900 None $310,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/201 8 131.69 0.95414 C7245257 Sold 1086 HARBOUR GLEN PL 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1959 $329,000 Private $315,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New VA 3/27/2 018 117.45 0.95745 C7247617 Sold 2452 FLORA LN 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1674 $330,000 Private $306,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2 6/2018 120.85 0.92727 D5918424 Sold 172 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2060 $330,000 Community $330,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26 /2018 120 1 D5923353 Sold 8252 TECUMSEH CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2076 $339,900 Private $330,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/28/2018 116.48 0.97087 C7249604 Sold 260 SEVERIN RD SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1452 $350,000 Private $345,000 3 2 0 1961 Single Family Home Assume Conven tional 3/28/2018 150.52 0.98571 D5920519 Sold 13359 GOLF POINTE DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1986 $369,900 Community, Private $369,900 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 142.71 1 D5922333 Sold 1616 PALMETTO PALM WAY 34288 NORTH PORT 2304 $375,000 Community, Private $356,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home A ll Cash 3/22/2018 109.71 0.94933 D5917905 Sold 585 PALOMINO TRL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2118 $375,000 Private $333,500 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 104.25 0.88933 D5923847 Sold 15024 HENNIPEN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2098 $394,227 Private $394,227 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 2/2018 1 C7232676 Sold 15866 VISCOUNT CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3125 $399,000 Private $359,310 4 2 1 2009 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/22/2018 85.55 0.90053 C7249575 Sold 200 HARBOR WALK DR #125 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2172 $429,000 Community $417,500 3 2 1 1999 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 19 2.22 0.97319 D5922594 Sold 14605 KEYSTONE BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2100 $469,900 None $450,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/ 2018 149.3 0.95765 C7248541 Sold 1524 SUZI ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3728 $475,000 None $450,000 4 3 0 2008 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/20 18 91.87 0.94737 C7243658 Sold 2181 VIA SEVILLE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1988 $549,000 Private $515,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/201 8 180.89 0.93807 D5921747 Sold 2190 LEMON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2626 $574,500 Private $565,000 5 3 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 15 6.55 0.98346 D5921326 Sold 1729 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2564 $624,900 Private $610,000 4 2 1 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/20 18 159.77 0.97616 C7248893 Sold 3840 SAINT KITTS CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2011 $649,900 Private $649,000 3 3 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/ 2018 236.52 0.99862 C7248383 Sold 89 HIBISCUS DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2064 $695,000 Private $665,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 191.15 0.95683 D5919113 Sold 15124 AQUARIUS CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2913 $699,900 Private $675,000 4 3 0 2014 Single Family Home Assume Conve ntional 3/27/2018 153.41 0.96442 C7247026 Sold 59 TROPICANA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2052 $749,000 Private $735,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2018 251.8 0.98131 C7244559 Sold 3662 TURTLE DOVE BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3112 $750,000 Private $730,000 3 3 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 8/2018 176.12 0.97333 N5917164 Sold 7979 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 6849 $2,200,000 Private $2,200,000 5 4 1 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 26/2018 176.83 1ENGLEWOOD 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 D5922916 SLD 66 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#285 33947 ROTONDA WEST 780 RIVERHOUSE $68,000 1 1 0 1973 Community Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 $87.18 1 D5923141 SLD 66 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#275 33947 ROTONDA WEST 780 RIVERHOUSE $67,000 1 1 0 1973 Community Condo All Cash 3/22/2018 $85.90 0.96 D5922985 SLD 1304 SANDERLING DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,029 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $79,900 2 2 0 1978 Community Manufactured/Mo bile Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $77.65 1 D5922342 SLD 7328 CANDACE LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 960 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $109,900 2 2 0 1981 Community Manufactured/Mobile H ome New Conventional 3/22/2018 $114.48 1 D5923203 SLD 6168 REDWING AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,170 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 02 $113,000 2 2 0 1985 Communit y Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $96.58 0.95AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED C7248053 SLD 431 CYPRESS FOREST DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,582 PARK FOREST PH 1 $119,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 $75.22 1 D5923112 SLD 6252 GREENFINCH RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,165 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 02 $130,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $111.59 0.96 D5920632 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#183 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN 02 PH 05 BLDG 02 $129,600 2 2 0 1989 Community Cond o New Conventional 3/20/2018 $118.68 0.96 D5922127 SLD 209 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#211 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,229 SUNSET VILLAGE AT ROTONDA WEST $135,000 3 2 0 2003 Community Condo All Cash 3/22/2018 $109.85 0.94 D5921293 SLD 1500 ROSSANNE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,615 BURNSWOOD SUB $125,000 2 2 0 1973 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/20 18 $77.40 0.84 D5923072 SLD 231 ROTONDA BLVD W Unit#B3 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,107 EL SOMBRERO VILLAGE $149,900 2 2 0 2004 Community Villa All C ash 3/23/2018 $135.41 1 D5922270 SLD 876 CASCADE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,352 TANGERINE WOODS $149,900 2 2 0 1988 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All C ash 3/19/2018 $110.87 0.97 D5922632 SLD 724 TANGERINE WOODS BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,143 TANGERINE WOODS $155,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/19/2018 $135.61 0.97 D5922725 SLD 12082 MAYFAIR AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,164 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $168,000 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Hom e New Conventional 3/23/2018 $144.33 0.99 D5922319 SLD 307 ELDER ST Unit#215 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,244 FOXWOOD $153,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condo All Cash 3/20/2018 $122.9 9 0.9 C7248838 SLD 5434 GUIDEPOST TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,220 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 $170,000 3 2 0 2005 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/22/2018 $139.34 0.98 D5919816 SLD 514 FOXWOOD BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,389 FOXWOOD $165,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 $118.79 0.92 C7233157 SLD 34 ANNAPOLIS LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,898 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $175,000 4 2 0 1973 Private Single Family Hom e New FHA 3/20/2018 $92.20 0.95 D5921214 SLD 342 INDIAN KEY WAY Unit#113 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,289 LAKES AT PARK FOREST $182,750 2 2 0 1992 Community Single Famil y Home All Cash 3/22/2018 $141.78 0.98 A4198413 SLD 9103 ANITA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $210,000 3 2 0 2017 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $130.27 1.09 D5921084 SLD 352 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#C 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,412 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $185,000 3 2 0 2007 None Condo All Ca sh 3/22/2018 $131.02 0.93 D5922993 SLD 6077 SPINNAKER BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,283 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 $201,000 3 2 0 2009 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 $156.66 1.01 D5920143 SLD 375 N ELM ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,134 ENGLEWOOD OF $187,000 2 2 0 1978 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $1 64.90 0.94 D5921857 SLD 10095 CHARLEMONT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $205,000 3 2 0 2015 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 $127.17 0.94 D5923038 SLD 1351 JEFFERSON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,552 MAY TERRACE $219,900 3 2 0 1996 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 $141.69 1 D5921570 SLD 22 CHURCH AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,824 ALLENWOOD $213,500 3 2 0 1967 None Single Family Home New VA 3/23/2018 $117.0 5 0.97 N5916671 SLD 830 PARK RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,167 LEMON BAY PARK $253,000 2 2 0 1979 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/201 8 $216.80 1.12 N5915419 SLD 7203 SUNNYBROOK BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,488 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $220,000 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Home New FHA 3/23/2018 $147.85 0.98 A4196431 SLD 11377 LAFFITE PL 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,322 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $225,000 3 2 0 1998 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20/2018 $170.20 0.98 N5912881 SLD 103 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,643 PARK FOREST PH 1 $224,900 2 2 0 1987 Community Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 $136.88 0.96 C7248973 SLD 1721 FOSSIL DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,475 MANASOTA-BY-THE-SEA $240,000 3 2 0 1976 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 2/2018 $162.71 0.96 D5920401 SLD 518 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,916 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $310,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 $161.80 0.95 A4206945 SLD 2424 PLACIDA RD Unit#C302 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,285 LANDINGS ON LEMON BAY PH 02 $330,000 2 2 1985 Community Dock-Rac kominium Arm 3/20/2018 $256.81 0.97 D5923847 SLD 15024 HENNIPEN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,098 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $394,227 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Ho me All Cash 3/22/2018 $187.91 1 C7232676 SLD 15866 VISCOUNT CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3,125 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $359,310 4 2 1 2009 Private Single Family Ho me New Conventional 3/22/2018 $114.98 0.9 C7247186 SLD 10432 RAINSVILLE ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,346 PORT CHARLOTTE K SEC 87 $459,900 3 3 0 2013 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20/2018 $196.04 1 D5920936 SLD 241 BOCILLA DR 33946 PLACIDA 784 PALM ISLAND EST $485,000 2 1 0 1989 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/22/2018 $618.62 0.92 D5921747 SLD 2190 LEMON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,626 MANASOTA LAND & TIMBER CO $565,000 5 3 0 1996 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 $215.16 0.98 D5920093 SLD 13065 VIA FLAVIA 33946 PLACIDA 4,343 PORTOFINO $515,000 3 3 0 1995 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 23/2018 $118.58 0.87 N5917072 SLD 26603 RAPHIS ROYALE BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,698 BOCA ROYALE $602,493 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 $223.31 1 D5921326 SLD 1729 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,564 BOCA ROYALE $610,000 4 2 1 2006 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 2/2018 $237.91 0.98 D5922419 SLD 2225 N BEACH RD Unit#204 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,378 SUNRISE POINTE $635,000 3 2 1 2006 Community Condo All Cash 3/20/2 018 $267.03 0.96 D5917297 SLD 7535 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,160 JOEL SUB $935,000 3 3 0 1979 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/20/ 2018 $295.89 0.97 D5922804 SLD 5000 GASPARILLA RD Unit#60B 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,235 BOCA GRANDE CLUB PH 04 $1,230,000 3 3 0 1981 Community Condo New Conventional 3/20/2018 $995.95 0.95SOUTH 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 RatioN5916102 Sold 525 MANATEE CT #7 Tropical Courts None $110,000 1 1 0 1968 Condo All Cash 3/21/2018 180.92 0.95735 A4210459 Sold 756 WHITE PINE TREE RD #206 Bird Bay Community $122,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo New Conventional 3/20/2018 137.39 0.90 37 N5916767 Sold 436 CERROMAR LN #381 Farmington Vistas Community $145,050 3 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/19/2018 107.05 1.00034 N5915653 Sold 2863 GENTIAN RD South Venice None $150,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 114.07 1.00067 A4208703 Sold 686 BIRD BAY DR W #133 Bird Bay Village Community $156,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo All Cash 3/22/2018 142.86 0.97561 A4211881 Sold 5632 STEPHENS RD South Venice None $158,000 3 1 1 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 126.91 0.95816 N5914670 Sold 746 BIRD BAY DR W #163 Bird Bay Community $160,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo New Conventional 3/20/2018 146.52 0.9697 N5916065 Sold 416 CERROMAR CT #156 Westchester Grdn & Plan Community $169,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/22/2018 118.43 0.99 47 A4208135 Sold 945 PIEDMONT RD South Venice None $179,900 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 162.36 1 N5916201 Sold 1221 E VENICE AVE East Gate None $187,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 133.19 0.939 7 A4188711 Sold 1513 OAK ST Limes The None $190,000 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 172.73 0.95024 A4185540 Sold 231 WOODLAND DR #231 Pine Run Community $196,000 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 3/21/2018 147.92 0.9899 N5915899 Sold 4853 ORANGE TREE PL Southwood Community $200,000 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 3/20/2018 143.78 0.9523 8 N5911663 Sold 900 SAN LINO CIR #912 San Lino Community $200,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 3/22/2018 138.41 0.9095 N5912940 Sold 819 MONTROSE DR #201 Gardens Of St Andrews Park Community $205,000 3 2 0 1998 Condo All Cash 3/21/2018 125.31 0 .97852 N5915959 Sold 822 BAYPORT CIR Chestnut Creek Villas Community $210,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/21/20 18 154.87 0.97674 A4198978 Sold 719 TROJAN RD South Venice Private $210,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/21/2018 160.55 0.9 589 N5915355 Sold 456 GARDEN RD South Venice Private $210,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 201.34 0.9 1743 A4205945 Sold 1602 GLENDALE RD Venice Gardens None $212,500 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 100.47 0.92431 N5915962 Sold 414 LAUREL LAKE DR #201 Waterside Village Community $220,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 145.7 0.95694 N5914869 Sold 744 GUILD DR Country Club Estates None $225,000 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 164.96 0.93789 A4187126 Sold 109 WOODINGHAM DR Chestnut Creek Estates None $235,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 145.42 0.98326 N5916143 Sold 2304 LAKE SHORE DR Venetian Gardens None $240,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 143. 54 0.96038 N5914828 Sold 100 SAN LINO CIR #121 San Lino Community $247,000 2 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/19/2018 159.05 0.97667 A4204751 Sold 120 RAPHAEL PL Sorrento East None $265,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 128.7 0.98513 A4199795 Sold 1439 KIMBALL RD South Venice Community, None $265,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/19/2018 142.47 0.96364 A4204995 Sold 12624 RICHEZZA DR Gran Paradiso Community $270,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 160.33 0.96 463 O5561275 Sold 415 BERMUDA ISLES CIR Isles Of Chestnut Creek None $276,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 3/20/2018 15 8.71 0.98925 N5917139 Sold 213 LIVORNO WAY Nokomis Community $285,686 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/22/2018 189.32 1 A4208402 Sold 1002 BURNING OAK CT Jacaranda West Country Club Private $289,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 151.79 0.93528 A4201617 Sold 1047 NANTUCKET RD South Venice None $315,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/23/2018 185.29 0.95599 A4208415 Sold 508 PINE RD Bay Point None $318,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 187.28 0.97846 A4206893 Sold 500 THE ESPLANADE N #307 Gulf Twin Towers Community $321,000 2 2 0 1968 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 275.54 0.9174 N5916296 Sold 624 CARMEL RD South Venice Private $325,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 155.35 0.9 5616 T2908583 Sold 13680 RICCI STREET Not Applicable Community $327,939 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20/2018 196.25 0.97793 N5915901 Sold 510 PENNYROYAL PL Lakes Of Jacaranda Private $345,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 137.67 0.93268 N5914729 Sold 716 GRANADA AVE #304 Golden Strand Community $350,000 2 2 0 1965 Condo All Cash 3/23/2018 299.91 0.9462 N5916547 Sold 432 N ROSSETTI DR Sorrento East Private $370,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 193.62 1 N5917092 Sold 13500 RICCI ST Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $384,965 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/20/2018 206.86 1 D5922741 Sold 12034 GRANITE WOODS LOOP Stoneybrook At Venice Community, Private $385,000 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Home New Co nventional 3/22/2018 159.03 0.95062 A4212375 Sold 1110 TWIN LAUREL BLVD Twin Laurel Estates Private $400,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home Owner Financing 3/23/2 018 201.21 0.8016 A4214170 Sold 204 MARAVIYA BLVD Not Applicable Community $404,050 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/21/2018 20 3.86 1.04543 A4214194 Sold 208 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles Community $406,045 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 3/21/2018 203.02 1 N5912293 Sold 328 RIO TERRA Bellagio At Venice Island Community, Private $410,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19 /2018 234.96 0.95371 A4209763 Sold 870 PLACID LAKE DR Rivendell The Woodlands Community, Private $426,000 4 3 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/19/2018 185.62 0.97039 N5916128 Sold 220 CORAL ST Venezia Park Private $430,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/23/2018 298.4 0.966 29 A4200902 Sold 395 AUTUMN CHASE DR Venice Golf & Country Club Community, Private $430,000 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Home All Ca sh 3/21/2018 152.1 0.94505 N5915737 Sold 738 FRINGED ORCHID TRL The Lakes Of Jacaranda Private $455,000 3 2 1 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/22/2018 167.16 0.99129 N5916241 Sold 4250 FORBES TRL South Ranch Private $549,900 4 2 1 2002 Single Family Home Owner Financing 3/20/2018 222.27 1 A4203672 Sold 20203 PASSAGIO DR Gran Paradiso Community, Private $625,000 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/22 /2018 222.58 0.94711 N5915109 Sold 405 SHORE RD Gulf Shores Private $640,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home All Cash 3/23/2018 426.67 0.94256 N5909655 Sold 436 BELLINI CIR Sorrento South Private $708,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 3/19/2018 328.23 0.95805 A4189954 Sold 329 SUNRISE DR Not Applicable None $840,000 3 2 0 1951 Single Family Home Owner Financing 3/19/2018 361.76 0.93 437 N5913052 Sold 633 ALHAMBRA RD #901 & 902 Venice Sands Community $875,000 3 3 0 1970 Condo All Cash 3/22/2018 373.61 0.92202 N5915151 Sold 701 SHAKETT CREEK DR Shakett Creek Pointe Private $1,000,000 4 2 1 2006 Sin g le Famil y Home All Cash 3/22/2018 334.11 0.90909 SAN DIEGO „ Buying a brand-new home offers many advantages over purchasing resale, and one of the most important is that new houses are designed for the way people live today. Homebuyers are looking for open, ”exible spaces to suit a more casual lifestyle „ and builders are paying attention. Here are some of the top trends in”uencing todays home design:Open living spacesWith the proliferation of television shows and websites devoted to real estate, home dcor and design, home shoppers now arrive at a sales of“ce with a list of must haveŽ features that they want in their next home. At the top of the wish list is an open concept ”oor plan. In a National Association of Home Builders report published last year, builders surveyed said the kitchen-family room arrangement is completely or partially open in 84 percent of their homes. In 54 percent, the main living spaces are completely open. Five years ago, there was a thought that the desire for a separate dining room may return, but that notion has fallen completely to the wayside,Ž said Tom Redwitz, chief investment of“cer at The New Home Co., based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. More than ever, buyers seek bright, inviting spaces for entertaining, and the trend is pulling the majority of shoppers 4 trends that are changing floor plans in new buildsBy PAT SETTERTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOHomebuyers are looking for open, exible spaces to suit a more casual lifestyle „ and builders are paying attention.PLANS | 9


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 Sandy Tremain and her husband, Jeff, bought her 1960s Deerfield home in 2008. Back then the four-bedroom home with original pink bathrooms, galley kitchen and vintage appliances worked just fine. Six years later, though, the Tremains felt the time was ripe to move on. In that period, their household had grown to include three children, an au pair and a handful of pets. The thought of major construction was scary to say the least,Ž said Sandy Tremain, 43, a sales manager. But when she and Jeff Tremain, 39, began searching for houses, the sticker shock hit. Ultimately, after looking at dozens of houses that were substantially more expensive and easily needed over $100,000 worth of upgrades, we decided to pull the trigger and renovate,Ž she said. After all, they loved their neighborhood and location, their property taxes would still be lower with the renovation than theyd be with a bigger, newer house „ and with a renovation, they could create the home they always wanted, Tremain said. The couple completely gutted and reconfigured the house. They built an office/ bedroom, another bathroom and 1,000 square feet of additional living space, making the kitchen, family room and master suite more spacious. They also replaced the exterior with new siding and incorporated new landscaping, along with other improvements. We have our dream house now, and the cost proved to be less than buying something new,Ž she said, declining to reveal what the couple spent on the renovation. Choosing whether to renovate or to move „ essentially, in the words of HGTV, whether to love it or list it „ is a complicated decision. Before forging ahead, you need to weigh multiple factors. Experts suggest you ask yourself these questions. € How long have you been in your home? Consider waiting three to five years before selling, said Joshua Lybolt, president at Lifstyl Real Estate in northwest Indiana. Typically, at three years is when you break even, as one should consider costs like real estate agent commissions and moving expenses,Ž Lybolt said. Property values also can change during this time, which could improve your homes value, he said. € Did you think about the reality of renovations? Renovating is time-consuming: waiting for permits, inspectors, communicating with your general contractor and picking out finishes and fixtures,Ž said Evelyn Clifford, a broker with properties in Chicago. Along with being drawn-out, the endeavor can be expensive „ Clifford advised that those considering a remodel should budget for 20 percent more than the estimated cost to allow room for unforeseen expenses. € Are you going to over improve your home? The best investments you can make are upgrades to the bathroom, kitchen, landscape, carpet, and paint, Lybolt said. Your home value is in part based on comparable houses in the neighborhood, he said, so if theres a chance you might sell your home down the line, be careful not to renovate so extensively that your homes value far outpaces homes in the area „ youll be less likely to recoup the costs of the remodel when you sell. € Do you like your location? Location is and always should be the first consideration,Ž said Robert Boudreau, a certified home inspector with Metro-West Appraisal and Home Inspections whos based in Detroit. If you love your current location, then you may want to renovate to stay there, rather than move to a better home in a less desirable location. € How much can you get for your home? Talk with a local realty agent who knows your neighborhood well, said Jonathan Self, a real estate broker with Center Coast Realty in Chicago. They can give you insight into homes that have recently sold, and what the demand was like for those homes,Ž he said. Depending on what the market is for homes like yours, the agent will tell you whether now is a good time to sell your home „ and whether youll be able to find or afford the home you want, Self said. € Would you be happy with a face-lift? Megan Clancy, Glencoe, Illinois,-based owner of Orderly Manor, organizes and stages homes to get them ready to be sold. But often, after she preps a house by painting it, changing light fixtures and getting rid of the clutter, clients change their mind about selling. Then we get new tiles and spruce it up to cosmetically look even better,Ž Clancy said. We basically put some makeup on it to make it look a little prettier.Ž Clancy suggested that before you go through the effort of moving, think about whether youd rather spend a little money to organize, declutter, and redo a few aspects of your home to freshen its appearance. € Have you truly outgrown your space? If you need extra bedrooms and cant split one in two, then you may have outgrown your space. Or if youre always feeling cramped in the common areas and have no more walls to knock down, then perhaps its time to seriously consider a move. But if your issues can be resolved with renovations, you can expand the backyard to allow for more outdoor space and youre fond of your neighborhood, you are probably better off staying where you are, Self said. The cost of moving combined with house-hunting time and effort wont be worth it, especially if you havent lived in your home for long. If youve been in your home less than five years, havent outgrown the space, and are dreaming of living in an upgraded space in your current neighborhood, chances are youd be better off going through some renovations,Ž Self said. But when it comes down to the nittygritty of renovating, he warned: Just know that this is not going to be like an HGTV show.ŽDebating whether to remodel or sell your house? 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9 toward plans with the lowest wall-to-squarefoot ratio.Outdoor roomsIts not just interior walls that are vanishing. According to a recent American Institute of Architects report, demand for outdoor living space has grown by 70 percent since 2013. San Diego homebuilders CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Pardee, Brook“eld Residential, California West Communities, and Toll Brothers are among the developers that feature outdoor rooms in homes of almost every price range throughout the county. To provide an indoor-outdoor living experience in denser markets, the use of rooftop decks is soaring, as found at Hallmark Communities 1125 South Cleveland project in Oceanside. Across the board, exterior spaces are taking shape as sizable outdoor rooms that are functional yearround and are as much a part of the home as its interior spaces. Shading and heating products as well as audio and video technology make it possible to extend entertaining spaces to the outdoors year-round, adding usable square footage to the home. At Almeria, a luxury residential community in San Diego by Pardee Homes, Robert Hidey Architects designed upper-story private exterior spaces that can be closed off as rooms or opened to ”ow out of the great rooms, making them adaptable for hosting social functions of various scopes and sizes. Downstairs, the kitchen „ which receives light from three sides „ features a wall that folds away at the sink and provides a catering station for outdoor dining. In addition, the growing number of product manufacturers offering affordable sliding and foldable window and door systems makes it possible to create an indoor-outdoor ”ow while still managing costs. Collapsible doors are being offered at nearly every price point today. Plans that dont include them „ especially in markets like San Diego with temperate climates „ are at a competitive disadvantage,Ž Redwitz said.Multigenerational livingAs more people enjoy the bene“ts of multigenerational households, homes with ground-”oor suite options are increasingly in demand. Almost one in “ve Americans live in multigen households, according to a Pew Research Center report released in August 2016, and the number is growing. In San Diego, more builders are offering ”exible ”oor plans to accommodate shifting family dynamics. As the cost of housing rises, households are expanding to accommodate adult children, elderly parents, and space for a caregiver, and more,Ž said Robby Thorne, CEO of California West Communities, which recently unveiled S.L. Rey in Bonsall. Three of the four ”oor plans for the neighborhood had choices for multigen living spaces „ and the “rst two buyers purchased the option, Thorne added. 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Page 22 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 One of the most exciting parts of buying a brand-new home is picking out the cabinets, ”ooring, “xtures and “nishes to make it your own. Going into a designer showroom is like being a kid in a candy shop, and theres a lot to choose from. Homebuyers need to keep in mind, however, that it all comes with a price tag, and the model home that made them fall in love with the development features thousands of dollars worth of upgrades. The standard or includedŽ version of a home can look much different. How do you create the home of your dreams without breaking the bank? You will need to decide whats worth spending money on and what can wait. To do that, consider how long youre planning on staying in the home. If its a starter home that youre planning on selling in a few years, get only the upgrades with a good resale value. Before you talk to designers, create a priority list „ and have a budget. Most homebuyers spend an average of 12 percent of the cost of a home on upgrades. Be sure to ask if upgrades can be included in the mortgage. Although its a nice aim to have everything perfect by the time you move into that new home, its rarely practical. Many cosmetic things can be done later and probably for less money, but be sure to check the home warranty: You wont want to make changes that will void the builders warranty. Make the upgrades for which waiting would not only cost more money, but also a cause lot of headaches „ things such as cabinetry, countertops and electrical. If youre buying a two-story home, the stairs often set the tone in the entryway. Many standard homes will come with carpeted stairs that have plywood underneath, so if you plan on having hardwood ”oors, now is the time to add hardwood stairs. Also, add any electrical connections you think you will need. This includes lighting, outlets, built-in speakers and alarm systems. 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Page 24 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12 The best deal on a mortgage is usually de“ned in terms of the interest rate and origination fee charged the borrower. That was my approach in a previous column on the subject. I recently realized, however, that with reverse mortgages, it was more meaningful to focus on the amounts that borrowers receive in the diverse ways in which reverse mortgages can be used. That is my approach here. Each week, nine reverse mortgage lenders update their prices to my website, which is the only available source of price data covering multiple lenders. For this analysis, I assume a borrower age 64 with a house worth $400,000 in California. Five of the nine lenders operate in California, which means that the borrower has at least “ve quotes …… more if any of the lenders post multiple rate/fee combinations, which most of them do. The prices are as of March 22. Because the best deal on a reverse mortgage depends on the borrowers objective, my approach is to look at each of “ve common objectives. In each case, I compare the largest amount offered the borrower with the smallest amount. € Raise as much cash as possible: Many reverse mortgage borrowers have an immediate need for cash, which may be to pay off a short-term debt or buy a house. In contrast to other objectives discussed below, which can be met only with adjustable-rate HECMs, this one can be met with a “xed rate or an adjustable-rate HECM. Using a “xed-rate, the largest amount available on March 22 was $100,225 from lender A, the smallest was $83,995 from lender D. The smallest quote was 84 percent of the largest. Using an adjustable rate and including amounts that can be drawn after a year, the largest amount was $180,595 from lender C, the smallest amount was $143,594 from lender E. The smallest quote was 80 percent of the largest. € Obtain the largest possible future credit line: At the opposite extreme from the previous case, some borrowers have no immediate “nancial needs, but want a rising credit line. A credit line can be used at any time to generate additional income and/ or to meet unexpected contingencies. I compare the lines offered by the “ve lenders in 10 years based on their interest rate quotes on March 22. Lender C provided the largest line in 10 years of $267,454. Lender E offered the smallest at $232,912. The smallest was 87 percent of the largest. € Obtain the largest possible tenure payment: A tenure payment is a monthly payment for as long as the borrower resides in the house. Lender B paid the most at $830 while lender E paid the least at $803. The smallest was 97 percent of the largest. Right now I dont know why the spread on tenure payments is much smaller than on other HECM uses. € Obtain the largest possible payment for “ve years: A borrower can draw a larger amount for a shorter period. If that period is “ve years, he could draw $3,285 from lender C or $2,745 from lender E. The smallest was 84 percent of the largest. € Obtain the largest possible credit line with a cash draw of $25,000: Many borrowers use reverse mortgages for multiple purposes. For example, the borrower might need $25,000 in cash and want the balance in a credit line on which she can draw at any time. That line would be $75,079 if obtained from lender C but only $55,819 if obtained from lender E. The smallest was 74 percent of the largest. The differences in the amounts offered by the different lenders on my site understate the differences that exist in the market as a whole. The lenders on my site know they are being comparison-shopped. Further, none of them are among those that spend large amounts on merchandising that have to be recovered by offering poorer terms to borrowers. Over the market as a whole, the smallest amounts offered could be well below those on my site. None of the “ve lenders in these comparisons offered the best deal in every transaction, and none offered the worst deal in every transaction. That means that I cant advise borrowers to seek out a particular lender, or avoid a particular lender. The only valid advice is to seek out the lender who offers the best deal on your particular transaction. This is very easy to do on my site, but very dif“cult otherwise. If HUD had an interest in assuring that senior homeowners received the largest possible bene“t from the federally-supported HECM program, it would certify multi-lender sites that make it easy for seniors to “nd the best available deal. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at http://www. the best deal on an HECM reverse mortgageBy JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSOR Securing a home loan is probably one of the most stressful parts of buying a new home. To get the best loan possible, its important to know what factors affect interest rates „ a fraction of an interest rate can translate into thousands of dollars less or more over the life of a loan. When rates increase by 1 percent, a buyer loses 10 percent in purchasing power,Ž said Michael Deery, a mortgage specialist and president of Citywide Financial Corp. Since December, interest rates have gone up three-quarters of a percent and are now in the 4.375 to 4.5 percent range for a conventional loan. In actual numbers, Deery said, that means a buyer who could afford a $600,000 home in December can only afford a $555,000 home today. Thats why its more important than ever to get the lowest interest rates possible. The single biggest factor a homebuyer can control in getting lower interest rates is their personal credit score. A high credit score generally leads to a lower interest rate. For a conventional loan, that score should be 740 or higher. (A good credit score is above 700 and an excellent credit score is above 800.) Credit rates should be checked once a year. If youre planning on buying a home, a credit rate check should be one of the “rst things you do, so you will have time to “x any errors or improve your score, which may take some time. Paying down credit cards, if you have a high balance, is a good way to get started, Deery said. The amount of a down payment will also affect interest rates: The higher the down payment, the lower the interest rate. Loans with a standard 20 percent down payment will have a lower interest rate, but that is often not an option in San Diegos pricey home market, especially for “rst-time homebuyers. Mortgage plans that require borrowers to pay only 3 to 5 percent down are abundant, but those loans will then require private mortgage insurance (PMI). The insurance is either added to the cost of the monthly loan payment or absorbed in higher interest rates. San Diegos steep home prices also result in higher interest rates because of the amount of the loan. Higher loans come with higher interest rates. The standard „ or conforming „ national loan limit, set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is $453,100. High-cost areas, such as San Diego, have a limit of $649,750 for a single-family home. But that high-balance loan limit comes with higher interest rates, usually by an eighth or a quarter of a percent, Deery said. Fannie Mae-backed loans are also higher for condos than for single-family homes if the down payment is less than 25 percent, he said. Also consider the length of a loan. Shorter terms have lower interest rates, but the monthly payment will be higher because youll have less time to pay off the loan. If youre planning on staying in your home only for a short time, you might want to look at adjustable-rate loans instead of “xed-rate loans. Fixed-rate loans dont change over the life of the loan. Adjustable rates often start out “xed for a few years and then ”uctuate with the market. The initial interest rate is sometimes lower than in a “xed rate, so if youre planning on selling your home after a few years, an adjustable rate could save you money. For those who plan on staying in their home for a longer period, “xed rates are a safer option. Were moving into a higher interest market in the next few years,Ž Deery said.Interested in a home loan? Know what factors affect interest ratesBy PAT SETTERTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKINGNEWS!Log onto for the latest updates. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeIf just being a teenager wasnt hard enough, given the physiological and psychological changes and challenges, now theres the fear of school shootings and an overload of media coverage about increasing teenage suicide rates. Any wonder many are depressed, anxious, cautious, secretive or withdrawn? It is incumbent upon adults to help these troubled young people, but how? Youth Mental Health First Aid offers an answer. The program is designed to teach adults how to help adolescents (ages 12-18) experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. An all-day training session is being held on Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Bayfront Health Punta Gordas Medical Of“ce Building, 713 E. Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. The training is sponsored by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care (CBHC), Bayfront Health and Healthy Charlotte. This course gives people the training and tools they need to start a dialogue with youth experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis, and ultimately save lives,Ž said Gina Wynn, a certi“ed Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and director of Adult Community Services at CBHC. The course is designed for adults who interact with youth. Wynn invited professionals who work in the “eld, service providers, parents, teachers, youth counselors, youth pastors, cheerleading sponsors, coaches, family members, caregivers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens. Another course will be held later this year at Bayfronts Port Charlotte hospital. Wynn plans to present courses several times a year, and is seeking funding. The Young people may need mental health first aidMEARNS | 9What do you get when have a select group of people who didnt get the memo that the calendar had been modified and the start of the New Year was now pushed back by three months? April Fools Day, thats what. Although the tomfoolery that occurs each April 1 may not feel very old, April Fools Day traces its origins back several centuries. One legend states that April Fools Day originated in the 1500s and has remained a day for hijinks ever since. Prior to the 1500s, the western world relied on the Julian calendar to keep track of time. According to the Julian calendar, years began on March 25. However, since March 25 fell during Holy Week, the new year festivities were pushed back to the first day of April. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed the adoption of the Gregorian calendar,Ž which switched New Years Day from the end of March to Jan. 1. Many people were informed of this change, yet those who lived in rural areas or had not heard about the calendar change continued to celebrate the arrival of the new year on April 1. These people were mocked, and some people in the know would try to confuse people into thinking that April 1 was still New Years Day and they were receiving a New Years visit. From this tradition grew the one that is observed today, with people trying to fool unsuspecting individuals with all methods of pranks and trickery. In France, jokes may have involved placing paper fish on the backs of the gullible. These poisson davril (April fish)Ž symbolized a young, easily caught fish, or someone who was easily pranked. Others suggest April Fools Day is connected to pagan festivals celebrated during the change of seasons. On Hilaria, Romans would dress up in disguises. Some historians speculate that April Fools Day is connected to the vernal equinox, when people were fooled with unpredictable weather. April Fools antics eventually spread outside of France to Britain, and then around the world. While pranks were once simplistic in nature, many are now more intricate. According to Snopes, a popular April Fools hoax dates back to 1957 when the BBC convinced its audience that spring would arrive early, and with it, an early spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. Video showed peasant women harvesting spaghetti from trees, now that the ravenous spaghetti weevil, which had caused havoc to past harvests, was finally defeated. The station received scores of calls asking to view the harvest or inquiring how they could get a spaghetti plant. In 1996 in the United States, the popular fast food chain Taco Bell convinced the public that it had agreed to purchase Philadelphias April Fools Day has a lengthy historyPROVIDED BY MCC FOOLS | 10Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bathtime toys are „ as some parents have long suspected „ a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say the murky liquid released when ducks were squeezed contained potentially pathogenic bacteriaŽ in four out of the “ve toys studied. The bacteria found included Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is often implicated in hospital-acquired infections.Ž The study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich and the University of Illinois was published Tuesday in the journal Bio“lms and Microbiomes. Its billed as one of the “rst in-depth scienti“c examinations of its kind. They turned up a strikingly high volume „ up to 75 million cells per square centimeter (0.15 square inch) „ and variety of bacteria and fungus in Study reveals bath-time toys dirty secretBy FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATENASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS PROVIDEDScientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are „ as some parents have long suspected „ a haven for nasty bugs. The March 27, photo shows the inside of a rubber duck after it was cut open for the photo in Nauen, Germany. Swiss researchers now say the cute, yellow bath-time friends harbor a dirty secret: Microbes swimming inside. The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Te chnology says researchers turned up dense growths of bacteria and fungiŽ on the insides of toys like rubber ducks and crocodiles. Yucky ducky? DUCKY | 6 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM


Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Fort Myers Daniel Dykes 941-205-6409 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@ 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@ or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitPatients with a fever or congested lungs increasingly are being discouraged from taking antibiotics in the United States, and thats a good thing. Those symptoms often are caused by viruses, in which case antibiotics „ which kill bacteria „ are the wrong approach. But a new study “nds that although antibiotics use has declined somewhat in the U.S., the nation remains the leading user of the drugs worldwide, with 3.3 billion doses administered in 2015. As many as one-third of these doses are thought to have been inappropriate, leading to the rise of superbugsŽ „ bacteria that develop resistance to the medicines. And in many countries, antibiotics use is increasing, the study authors reported Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2000 to 2015, antibiotics use per person jumped by 39 percent in a sample of 76 countries, the researchers found. The total number of doses consumed climbed even more, by 65 percent. Some of that growth likely was bene“cial, as it represented increased access to treatment in lower-income countries whose fortunes were improving, said lead author Eili Y. Klein, a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, a nonpro“t research institute in Washington. But too often, antibiotics are deployed against infections that would be better addressed with preventive measures such as sanitation, said Klein, also an assistant professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. As lowerand middleincome countries increase their economic growth and start to use antibiotics more, we dont want them to fall into the same trap that higher-income countries have,Ž he said. While we need to reduce consumption globally, we need to do it in a safe and effective manner that still allows lowincome countries access to antibiotics.Ž The U.S. total of 3.3 billion doses for 2015 was relatively unchanged from 3.4 billion doses in 2000. But the population rose during that period, so the picture looked better on a per-person basis, Klein said. Study authors calculated a rate of 28.2 doses per 1,000 U.S. residents every day in 2015, down 14 percent from 32.9 doses per 1,000 residents in 2000. In the process, the U.S. fell from the top “ve countries in per-capita antibiotic use: In 2000, the “ve highest consumption rates occurred in high-income countries: France, New Zealand, Spain, Hong Kong and the U.S., the authors found, using sales data from the global research “rm IQVIA. In 2015, three of the “ve highest rates occurred in lowor middle-income countries: Turkey (“rst), Tunisia (second) and Algeria (“fth). Higherincome countries Spain and Greece were third and fourth on the list. The results from the U.S., Japan, and some other developed nations were promising, said Jason C. Gallagher, a clinical professor and infectious diseases specialist at Temple Universitys School of Pharmacy. But you had much of the rest of the world catching up, and that is discouraging,Ž said Gallagher, who was not involved in the research. Thats a concern because in a global economy, a drug-resistant pathogen can spread easily from one country to the next. Antibiotics promote resistance in this way: Though they may be effective against a speci“c organism that is causing disease, they kill other microbes in the process. That means clear sailing for any remaining bacteria that were resistant to the drug, enabling them to multiply. And contrary to popular perception, that problem can arise even when antibiotics are used appropriately, Temples Gallagher said. Any use leads to resistance,Ž he said. If youre using amoxicillin to treat someones strep infection, the bacteria in your gut do not care. It can still lead to a resistant infection elsewhere in the body.Ž Not included in the study is another cause for concern: the overuse of antibiotics in livestock. In the U.S., the drugs are given to farm animals in far greater numbers than to human patients. While the drugs are needed to treat sick animals, some farmers have traditionally used them as a preventive measure or even just to promote growth. Public health experts warn that such overuse may lead to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, which in turn can spread from farm animals to humans.Study: The world keeps using more antibiotics and its making us sickBy TOM AVRILTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERLung 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 941-6379575 or email icgarg@ 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.Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver support groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 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.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.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. 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. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 Bibi Gafoor has been with the Sun as a medical advertising executive since 2003. She is responsible for advertising for local physicians and other medical providers. Bibi has built a strong rapport with her clients, as well as a longtime and dedicated base of customers. She has received many written accolades from her clients over the course of her career at the Sun. Prior to joining the Sun, Bibi worked as a provider relations representative for Aetna Healthcare in Long Island, New York. She recruited physicians to become care providers with the insurance agency, and she maintained those accounts once the doctors came on board. Bibi also was a provider relations representative and an appeals coordinator for New York Life-Sanus Health insurance, and an account executive for General Electrics International Lighting Division in New York. Bibi received her bachelor of arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is very involved in the local community and has volunteered with the Homeless Coalition, Share the Blessings Ministry, hospice and palliative care, OneBlood and other nonprofit organizations. She enjoys cultural shows, listening to music and helping others in need. Bibi comes from a large family and keeps in touch with her eight siblings. She moved from New York to Port Charlotte in 2003. For an appointment to discuss advertising options for your practice, please contact Bibi at 941-258-9528. MEET BIBI GAFOOR, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVEDaniel Dykes has been with Sun Newspapers since June 2014 as an advertising executive managing medical-related accounts out of the Fort Myers and Cape Coral area. With an eye for detail, Dan is known for delivering quality customer service to all of his clients, with a personal touch. Many practicing physicians and hospitals have come to rely on Dan to help create and manage effective advertising campaigns that work within their budget and overall marketing strategy. He has seen many advertisers achieve measurable success due to his collaborations and marketing expertise. Prior to joining the Sun, Dan spent several years working as a multimedia advertising executive for Gate House Media in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to doing advertising sales, he worked as a credit and collections representative for the same company. Daniel received his bachelor of arts degree from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. As an active member of his community, Dan has volunteered for such charities as the American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society. In his free time Dan enjoys playing guitar and performing in bands. He is also an experienced audio engineer, and maintains an active Florida Real Estate license. Daniel and his wife Christine moved to North Miami Beach in winter 2012, where they spent a whole year before settling on the Gulf Coast as their permanent home. They enjoy spending time outdoors, dining on fresh seafood, and going to the beach yearround with their 8-year-old Pomeranian named Gibson. Fort Myers and Cape Coral based businesses looking to advertise may contact Daniel at 941-205-6409. Jim Commiskey has been with the Sun Newspapers since 2016 as a medical advertising executive. He is responsible for advertising for local physicians and other medical providers in the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda markets. Jim is known for his personal touch in delivering exceptional customer service and well-planed marketing campaigns to fit his customers budgets and marketing visions. Before joining the Sun Newspapers Jim spent many years in the retail automotive field encompassing almost every management level up to general sales manager of a large GM dealership where he was responsible for purchasing and merchandise content for dealership advertising. Jims career also includes running multiple retail jewelry stores for a large national chain and running his own service business. Jims diverse career has helped him understand and help many of his customers achieve the marketing results they except. Jim received his bachelor of arts degree from RIT after serving in the USAF and taking correspondence courses while stationed overseas from the University of Maryland in business administration, He has also taken many GM sponsored management courses and is an accredited member of the AFIP society. He is involved within his community and has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes association. Jim enjoys swimming, walking and fishing and is a big sports fan. Jim and his wife Donna moved to southwest Florida 31 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, and have called S.W. Florida home ever since. They have three grown children all living in the area and have two french bulldogs, Sophie and Brody and two Pomeranian, Pumpkin and Roo. Please contact Jim at 941-258-9526 to set an appointment discuss advertising options for your practice.MEET DANIEL DYKES, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVEMEET JIM COMMISKEY, MEDICAL ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Anxiety, like fear and anger, is an emotion. It is characterized by unpleasant feelings of worry, fear, dread and uneasiness. It is a state of inner turmoil that is caused by a threat or event that is only anticipated. In other words, unlike the emotion of fear that results when a threat is real or eminent, anxiety exists when a threat that is unreal or unfounded is allowed to fester and affect ones life negatively. Depression is characterized by a period (or periods) of low mood. A person in this state will, normally, lose interest in many of the pleasures of life and will experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, worthlessness, etc. In addition, that person will experience physical and mental problems that could lead to poor health and, in some cases, suicidal tendencies. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005…2010, adults with depression were more likely to be obese than those without depression. Furthermore, the proportion of adults with obesity rose as the severity of depressive symptoms increased. Cancer survivors are another group that are impacted by anxiety and depression. According to data secured from the CDC, between 2010 and 2013 (in the United States), about 17 percent of cancer survivors took medicine for anxiety, 14 percent took medicine for depression, and 19 percent took it for both. On the other hand, only about 9 percent of people who never had cancer took medicine for anxiety, 8 percent took medicine for depression and 10 percent took it for both. All in all, about 2.5 million cancer survivors were taking medicine for anxiety and depression. The good news is, both anxiety and depression can be effectively managed. Furthermore, a component of most programs that are designed to manage both conditions is exercise. The effectiveness of exercise as a tool to manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression is due to the following: Exercising the body regularly conditions it to deal with varying degrees of stress. This conditioning not only helps to keep anxiety and depression at bay, but it also helps the body cope with the symptoms of these conditions should they develop. Endorphins (chemicals in the brain that fosters sleep and suppresses pain) are produced during exercise. These chemicals are able to lessen the impact of stress and other symptoms of anxiety and depression. When anxiety and depression are at their worst, exercise can become that special weapon used to improve ones mood, lessen stress and tension, facilitate sleep, refresh and stimulate the mind, energize the physical body and make one feel good about him or herself. Studies show that exercise used to combat anxiety and depression do not have to be intense or even lengthy. Ten minutes of brisk walking could be as effective as a workout that is 40 minutes or longer. The key is to activate yourself regularly and allow the exercise or activity you do to counter the negative effects of anxiety or depression. Other studies also show that sedentary people are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than people who are physically active. The Fusion One program offers much to those affected by anxiety and depression. When 20 minutes of Fusion One is combined with 20 minutes (or longer) of aerobic activities „ on a regular basis „ most people will experience signi“cant bene“ts. Fusion One classes are starting at the Cultural Center. Interested persons are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Call 941-6254175, ext. 223.Using exercise to manage anxiety and depression By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDGregory Whyte assumes the unicorn pose of Fusion One.Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration of“cials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. The lawsuit “led Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA didnt follow proper requirements last year when it decided to push back the deadline for makers of e-cigarettes to submit their products for review. The groups say the delay poses a threat to childrens health. The FDA offered no meaningful justi“cation for ripping a hole in the statutory framework,Ž according to the lawsuit “led by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and others. An FDA spokesman declined to comment. E-cigarettes are vaporemitting devices that have grown into a $4-billion dollar industry in the U.S. despite little research on their long-term effects, including whether they are helpful in helping smokers quit cigarettes. Health advocates have worried about the popularity of vaping products among kids and the potential impact on adult smoking rates in the future. A government-commissioned report in January found substantial evidenceŽ that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes. About 10 percent of high school students report using vaping products, according to the latest federal “gures. The FDA gained authority to regulate e-cigarettes in 2016 after years of pushback from the industry. Under regulations developed by the Obama administration, manufacturers were supposed to submit their products for review by August. But last year FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he would delay the deadline until 2022. He said both the agency and industry needed more time to prepare. The decision was criticized by anti-smoking groups who have argued that some e-cigarette makers target kids with candy and fruit ”avors. Gottlieb told the Associated Press in an interview earlier this month that the FDA would soon take action against products that are being marketed in kid-appealing ways,Ž including e-cigarettes. But he also emphasized that he doesnt want to eliminate e-cigarettes and other alternative products might have a role in steering adult smokers away from cigarettes. What we dont want to do is snuff out the potential for that innovation before we really have the opportunity to properly evaluate it,Ž Gottlieb said. The FDA is in the process of rolling out a sweeping anti-smoking designed to make it easier for smokers to quit by cutting the nicotine levels in cigarettes. As part of that plan, Gottlieb has suggested some smokers could be directed toward alternative products that deliver nicotine without the carcinogens of burning tobacco. To date, the FDA has not granted any company permission to market its product as reduced-riskŽ compared to traditional tobacco.Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette reviewBy MATTHEW PERRONEAP HEALTH WRITER 3FEELING FIT ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY COTTAGELOVE WHERE YOU LIVE EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE 941.979.60232595 HARBOR BOULEVARD PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA, 33952 LICENSE # AL 13075 adno=50531434


Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 Where were the eggs? Were the chickens on strike? The chickens were on strike. They crossed their drumsticks and clucked: Nope. Perhaps it was wages, hours or conditions. Perhaps it was solidarity with their fellow food-service workers. Cant say. All I know is the cold case was bare, save for a sign: No eggs. At “rst I shrugged. Egg salad isnt imperative; theres always tuna. As the strike dragged on, I worked out workarounds. The egg-free chocolate-chip cookie can be managed, via cream cheese. The egg-free pancake can be managed, via yogurt. The egg-free hard-boiled egg? I was stumped. As the days stretched sunnier, as plush bunnies began to peer from the endcaps, virtual eggs were suddenly plentiful, molded from chocolate, from plastic, from sugar. None of which take to dyeing. I paced the grocery-store aisles, scheming. Then I noticed the cold case, plush with real eggs. Seems the chickens had reached a settlement, sparing me the heartbreak of carving an egg from tofu, simply for the pleasure of dyeing it pink. RESOURCEFUL DYED EGGSPrep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Wait: Overnight Makes: 4 dyed eggs 1 quart water One of the following coloring agents: 3 cups (about 4 whole) grated raw beets (for pink) 3 cups (about half a head) grated red cabbage (for blue) Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning 2 tablespoons ground turmeric (for yellow) 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 4 hard-cooked white eggs, see recipe 1. Boil: Settle water and one coloring agent in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until intensely colored, 30 minutes. 2. Fix: Let cool to room temperature. Strain out beets or cabbage (no need to strain turmeric). Stir in vinegar. 3. Dye: Add hardcooked eggs; turn once to eliminate bald spots. Chill overnight. Pretty, right? Hard-cooked eggs: If youve got a two-tiered strainer pot (the kind often used to boil noodles), this is a good time to “nd it. Settle cold large eggs in a single layer in the strainer portion or in a saucepan. Pour in cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring just to a boil. Pull pan off heat, cover and let rest, 16 minutes. Pull out strainer (or scoop out eggs with a slotted spoon) and submerge in a pan of ice water. Cool, 10 minutesNatural dyes for Easter eggs from fresh vegetables, spicesBy LEAH ESKINCHICAGO TRIBUNE The suggested wedding gift for a 23rd anniversary is a silver plate. For Monica Calle, her husband Cesar had something a bit more personal in mind for their 23rd wedding anniversary „ his kidney. The “ve-hour, life-saving donation happened Feb. 19 at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. According to the hospital, this was the “rst kidney transplant at the af“liated and new Memorial Transplant Institute. In September, the Memorial Transplant Institute received federal approval from United Network for Organ Sharing to open its adult and pediatric kidney transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital in Hollywood. The Institute also received approval to establish a living donor kidney recovery component. You guys got us back into shape, you got us strong ready to tackle the next adventure of our lives,Ž Monica, who works at the hospital in scheduling patients surgeries, told the surgical team in a video posted on the Memorial Healthcare Systems Facebook page. In the hospitals release, surgeon Dr. Juan Arenas, chief of the Transplant Institute said: We are so glad we “nally accomplished what we set out to do. It was a long road to get here, but we had an incredible match, an incredible choice of patient and donor recipient and everything went as planned.Ž Before the operation, Monica, 39, was on nightly dialysis for three years due to polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder she said came from her mother. She was diagnosed 10 years ago, The Sun-Sentinel reported. This is an amazing, amazing gift. God put this man into my life for a reason,Ž Monica said in the hospital release of her husband Cesar, 52, who is a computer network technician. He really did. Twentythree years ago he came into my life for a reason,Ž she said. He knew what he was doing, and he saved my life.ŽA perfect match: Husband donates kidney to his wife on their 23rd anniversaryBy HOWARD COHENMIAMI HERALD PHOTO PROVIDEDCesar and Monica Calle at Memorial Transplant Center. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar donated his kidney to his wife Monica on Feb. 19. 4FEELING FIT Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association, Charlotte County Heart Walk, to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Team Fawcett enjoyed a beautiful morning at Laishley Park, raising awareness, funds, and heartbeats! It was a sea of red Champion at HeartŽ shirts throughout the park and we couldnt be more proud of our team and the positive impact they make on our community. Along with being a Primary Stroke Center, Fawcett was recently awarded Americas 100 Best Coronary Intervention for 2018 from Healthgrades, meaning our cardiac response team operates with peak precision and speed.Fawcett at the American Heart Association Charlotte County Heart WalkBy SHAWNA ROSS RT (R)(M)FAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHOTOS PROVIDEDTeam Fawcett proudly supports the American Heart Association. Paulette Sita and Beverly Legath Teresa Chieo, Kerri James, Doug James, Natalie Dugan, Jessica Burke, Wilde Gideon, Josh Bond and Sarah Barne. Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has bene“ts for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318.Cancer support groupThe First United Methodist Church offers a faith-based cancer support group to all adult cancer survivors and their caregivers. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of each month at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, in room 9. New participants are always welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of their cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. Please contact Jane Sheppard via email at janesheppard@rocketmail. com with questions or to indicate your interest in becoming a part of this group as a participant, facilitator or resource. For more information on this and other ministries at First United Methodist Church, visit our website at or call the church of“ce at 941-639-3842.Courage Over Cancer Gulf Cove United Methodist Churchs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are speci“c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could bene“t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550.Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or Matters support groupLung Matters support group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Call Port Charlotte Rehab Center for locations and more information at 941-235-8011.NAMI 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 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 Jacar anda 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 Sarasota: The family support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Beneva Christian Church, 4835 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-3769361 or visit the website at SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50533149


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 Tuesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. „ Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class.Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. Wednesday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. „ Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Wednesday, April 4, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. „ Stop the Bleed: What everyone should know to stop bleeding after an injury. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Learn the best ways to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop the bleed after an injury. Free. Register at www. Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. „ What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 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. Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. „ Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. We encourage you and your family to gain support not only from our bariatric experts, but also from others going through similar experiences. Free. Register at www. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show: Thursday, April 5, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. „ Youth Mental Health First Aide Training. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. Free to the first 25 participants. Seating is limited. RSVP is required. Call 941-639-8300 extension 2497, to register. Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. „ Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn how your eating habits can affect your breathing. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. Tuesday, April 10, noon to 1 p.m. „ B.E. F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke. The Gardens of North Port, 4900 S. Sumter Blvd., North Port. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-423-0658 to register. Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. „ Lung Cancer Support Group. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. No registration required. For details, call 941-637-9575. Tuesday, April 10, 15-minute Time Slots Available 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. „ Personalized Balance Assessment. Bayfront Health North Port, 15121 Tamiami Trail, North Port (Corner of US-41 and Sumter Blvd.) Anyone can lose the ability to balance. Receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Free. Limited time slots available. Call 941423-5030 to register. Tuesday, April 10, 17 and 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. „ Childbirth and Newborn 3-Class Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. „ Stop the Bleed: What everyone should know to stop bleeding after an injury. The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Learn the best ways to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop the bleed after an injury. Free. Breakfast provided. RSVP is required. Call 800-836-8432 to register. Wednesday, April 11, noon to 1 p.m. „ Hip and Knee Pain? Ask Dr. Davis. Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www. Thursday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. „ Brew with a View: Coffee Talk with Dr. Castilla. Speaker: Maria Castilla, M.D., General Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Join Dr. Castilla for an open discussion on management of various diseases including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland. Free. Register at www. Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. „ Top 10 Things to Do For Arthritis. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery (North Port), 6001 S. Salford Blvd., North Port. Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Learn tips to help you cope and find solutions for relief. Free. Breakfast provided. RSVP is required. Register at Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. „ Top 10 Things to Do For Arthritis. Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda. Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Learn tips to help you cope and find solutions for relief. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-764-6577 to register. Tuesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. „ Hyperparathyroidism: Should You Be Worried? Speaker: Alvaro M. Bada, M.D., General Surgeon. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. About 1 in 100 people (1 out of 50 women over the age of 50) develop a parathyroid gland tumor during their lifetime causing parathyroid disease. Are you at risk? Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. „ Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms„and moms-to-be„are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Wednesday, April 18, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. „ The Components of Balance & How They Work Together. Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Join us to learn the components of balance: The visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems, and how they all work together to help you maintain balance. We will also discuss the importance of preventing a fall and what to do if you fall. Free. Hors doeuvres provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-639-8771 to register. Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. „ Top 10 Things to Do For Arthritis. Senior Friendship Center of DeSoto County, 219 W. Oak St., Arcadia. Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Learn tips to help you cope and find solutions for relief. Free. RSVP is required. Call 863-494-5965 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES 5FEELING FIT Jackie Sapko and her husband spent the first five years of their son Coltons life trying to keep him away from anything with peanuts. Coltons peanut allergy was so severe that even a tiny taste could send him to the emergency room. EpiPens, nut-free preschools and carting his own cupcakes to birthday parties became routine parts of life. So when Sapko heard Childrens Mercy Hospital was offering an experimental treatment that would intentionally expose him to peanuts, albeit gradually, it was a tough call for her. That was something that my husband and I had to really talk about and pray about,Ž Sapko said. We had to take a step back and say, Is this really something we want to do with our son?  The Sapkos, took the leap and so far the results have been better than they hoped for. Colton is now 6. His peanut sensitivity continues to decrease, and others are seeing the same effect in a clinical trial that could change the lives of thousands of people by reversing the rising tide of dangerous nut allergies in the U.S. and elsewhere. Some allergy clinics in Kansas City and elsewhere have already been offering peanut desensitization treatments, but the study that Childrens Mercy is participating in is among the first worldwide to try it in a controlled, for mal way. Childrens Mercy allergist Jay Portnoy said the trial, which is going on at research sites across the country, has been so successful that as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a product for commercial use, the hospital will start offering it to pediatric patients who arent in the study. The peanut treatment trial builds on previous research showing that after the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended delaying infants exposure to peanuts in 2000 in order to prevent allergies, the problem dramatically increased instead. Portnoy said the decision wasnt based on science. They just thought it sounded like a good idea and they admitted that,Ž Portnoy said. The reported prevalence of peanut and tree nut allergies in U.S. kids tripled between 1997 and 2008 and hospitalizations for anaphylactic reactions climbed steadily. The United Kingdom, also experienced increases after it enacted similar guidelines in 1998. Researchers there noticed something interesting: Jewish kids in the U.K. had much higher rates of peanut allergy than Jewish kids in Israel, even though their genetic heritage was similar. After some study, they pinpointed the probable reason: One of the most popular snack foods for infants in Israel was Bamba, a peanut ”avored puff. After more research the U.K. and U.S. recommendations ”ipped: To prevent allergy, children should be gradually introduced to peanuts as infants. A nonpro“t called Food Allergy Research & Education then set out to “nd if a similar approach would work for treating kids who already had peanut allergies. Childrens Mercy, which is part of a network of 22 FARE clinical partners nationwide, was chosen as one of the sites to try it out. That meant families like the Sapkos, who were already trekking to the hospital every few months for food allergy help, suddenly had a new treatment option. By then, peanut and other food allergies had become a fact of life for Colton. It started with reactions to egg and dairy and then, when he was 18 months old, he ate a bit of peanut butter and he broke out in hives. Testing showed his peanut allergy was severe; potentially life-threatening. Sapko and her husband got used to shielding Colton whenever they could. They didnt let him sleep over at friends houses, they didnt take him to restaurants and they didnt ”y on airplanes. But there were still close calls. He has been in anaphylaxsis from peanut,Ž Sapko said. He has had an EpiPen used on him, more than once.Ž It was a constant, nagging stress for the family. And Sapko worried it would only get worse as Colton moved into school age, and she and her husband had less direct supervision over him. If they joined the Childrens Mercy trial, Colton would be fed capsules with peanut powder in gradually increasing doses. It would happen in a controlled environment, with medical professionals watching for any reaction. But it still made his mom uneasy. Sapko said she talked to other parents who decided not to risk it. After a lot of prayer and talks with my husband, we kind of decided we didnt have a choice,Ž Sapko said. Because it scared me more to have him growing up in a world where hes so sensitive.Ž The treatments began under the watchful eye of Portnoy and the hospital staff, with EpiPens on hand. Nothing went seriously wrong, for Colton or any of the other participants. Actually, weve not needed to use them,Ž Portnoy said. The studys done pretty cautiously and it seems to work pretty well.Ž Colton has become markedly desensitized to peanuts. In an oral test at the hospital last summer he was able to eat what Sapko called a signi“cant amount of peanut butter.Ž If he were to be accidentally exposed to it, he would probably be OK,Ž Sapko said. The family now feels safe getting on a plane, Coltons classmates can bring peanut snacks to school and Sapko can envision her son taking a girl out for dinner at a restaurant some day and maybe not even bringing an EpiPen. Hes not cured, but hes safe. For Sapko, who had gotten used to just trying to get through each day without her son going into anaphylactic shock, thats all she wanted. Helping other families is a bonus. We are making a better path for our kids,Ž Sapko said. We talk about that with Colton. Its hard for me to wrap my mind around it being something thats going to be hopefully a step in the right direction for the whole allergy community.ŽPeanut allergy? Treatment working and could soon be open to all kidsBy ANDY MARSOTHE KANSAS CITY STARadno=50533061 Jason Mlnarik, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Traumatic Injuries941-629-62621641 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte941-639-6699350 Mary Street, Punta 2003-2017 He could put Humpty Dumpty together again!!


Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 On March 22 the 6th Annual Popping the Cork on Cancer was held at Lexington Manor, 20480 Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte. Guests tasted “ve wines from around the world, hors Doeuvres, music, door prizes, silent auction and more. The sold out event was a fundraiser for 21st Century C.A.R.E., a Foundation for Cancer Assistance, Research & Education. The popular “nancial assistance program provides help for cancer patients in need, providing “nancial assistance for expenses such as transportation to their doctor appointments groceries while under treatment, medical supplies, temporary housing, child care, and other incidental expenses related to cancer care. This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs „ on beating the disease. One hundred percent of funds raised will stay in the Port Charlotte community for “nancial assistance, education and screenings.Popping the Cork on Cancer FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINAbove; Kevin and Gina Pencic and Jayme Debus Anne Hudson, Karen Schwarz and Kirsten Strecker Michael and Marie Doyle Caroline Steadman and Bette Dezenski Morgan Leopard serves some hor doeuvres to Tracy and Marlene Pijanowski of Kindred Moms. Michael and Christine Johnson Laini Gaar and Jason Smith Above: Ken and Betty Johnson, organizers of the event, stand next to the Wine Cork Pull table. Left: Pooja Patel, Syndi Merriman and Dawn Anspach 6FEELING FIT the ducks. While certain amounts of bacteria can help strengthen kids immune systems, they can also lead to eye, ear and intestinal infections, the researchers said. The scientists, who received funding from the Swiss government as part of broader research into household objects, say using higher-quality polymers to make the ducks could prevent bacterial and fungal growth. The Swiss government isnt making any recommendations at this stage. Known for their squeaks, rubber duckies have been a childhood bath-time staple for years. Online vendor lists one such offering „ advertised as water-tight to prevent mildew „ among the top 10 sellers in its Baby Bath ToysŽ category.DUCKYFROM PAGE 1 Your 60s 80s Rock n Roll favorites withCalifornia Toe Jam LIVE in concert!Thursday, April 12, 2018Venice Community CenterADVANCE TICKETS: Reserved $27, General Admission $21DAY OF SHOW: Reserved $32, General Admission $267:00PM SHOWTIMEThe ingredient for this well loved band must be because of their time together. 33 years, with no end in sight, honing their seemingly endless song-list from the 60s-80s rock n roll era has made California Toe Jam band one of Floridas most celebrated bands for over three decades. Dont miss out, get your tickets now!Order online at:www.SunEvents.comJoin our newsletter to receive updates delivered to your inbox!Or call: (863) 494-9362Monday Friday, 8:00am 5:00pm All tickets sales are nal. Please noti y us at time of ticket purchase for any special needs seating requirments. adno=720016


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 31 NEWS & NOTESNew therapist at Prana Massage & AyurvedaPrana Massage & Ayurveda, 6083 Merril St., North Port, is excited to announce that Danette Bartolotta has joined our practice. Danette is a Florida native, living most of her life in the North Port area. She attended Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts where she received her degree as a licensed massage therapist. She has been licensed in the state of Florida for 21 years helping clients through therapeutic bodywork; specializing in neuromuscular therapy, myo-facial release, medical massage, sports therapy, prenatal and infant massage. She is looking forward to working with you to enhance your health and wellbeing. To make an appointment with Danette, call 941-240-6134. NAMI Sarasota County eelcomes executive director NAMI Sarasota County (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nations largest organization for individuals and families affected by mental illness, has hired Colleen Thayer as their “rst Executive Director. As Executive Director, Thayer will provide leadership for NAMI Sarasota Countys mission and for the management of all programs and activities of the organization. Ms. Thayer brings more than twenty years of management and advocacy to the position, including extensive experience in legislative and governmental affairs as well as communications and management work in nonpro“t behavioral health. I am fortunate to have called Sarasota home nearly all of my life, and to be raising my children here,Ž said Ms. Thayer. Reducing misperceptions and stigma surrounding mental illness and working to ensure access for our youth who have mental health issues is just one of the many reasons I was excited about this opportunity. NAMI offers individuals and families support, education, and a voice.Ž We are delighted that Colleen Thayer will be joining NAMI Sarasota County as our Executive Director,Ž stated Pat Mahoney, President of the Board of Directors for NAMI Sarasota County. She comes with broad experience and knowledge of our community, and we are con“dent that she will work to grow our af“liate to provide more support, education and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families.Ž Ms. Thayer has a Masters in Management and Leadership and holds her Accreditation in Public Relations and is a Certi“ed Public Relations Counselor. She is currently a board member for Centerstone Florida and The Circus Arts Conservatory.Florida Skin Center to donate $15,000 to charitable causesFlorida Skin Center will donate $15,000 this year to several charitable causes, including $7,000 to four local organizations „ Crowning Daughters for Success, Childrens Advocacy Center, Community in Harmony Initiative (Gulfshore Opera), and Dress for Success „ as part of the launch of its Dermatology from the HeartŽ program. Florida Skin Center believes that each of these organizations would bene“t from our assistance, especially since they embody the goals and ideals of our dermatological facility,Ž said Anais Aurora Badia, M.D., D.O., Founder. We love the communities that we serve and deemed it impossible to exclude any of the four candidates. It is our job to “ght for them, as well as the people that they serve, who may be or may ultimately become our patients.Ž Florida Skin Center has committed to sponsoring Crowning Daughters for Successs six-week Program of Empowerment for minority students. A new course, Dressing My Inner BeautyŽ Journal, will guide girls ages nine and up toward the development of leadership and communication skills, as well as social etiquette and healthy self-con“dence. Additionally, Dr. Badia and her staff are also slated to sponsor the Bling & Bags Bingo Fundraiser for the Childrens Advocacy Center. This annual event targets college-educated professional and executive-level women between the ages of 35 and 50 from Lee County. Most of these women work for the local and state government, as well as in law and insurance industries, and they are considered household decision makers and in”uencers. The Childrens Advocacy Center expects about 250 people to attend. Finally, Florida Skin Center will sponsor a fundraiser for the Community in Harmony Initiative „ Gulfshore Operas social engagement programs for disadvantaged youths, introducing them to opera, emerging arts and choir participation, as well as Dress for Successs afternoon champagne reception and shopping spree for professional attire for disadvantaged women who wish to become economically independent and career-oriented. Each December, the dermatological facility will choose one or more new organizations to donate to in the future. For more information, call 239-5613376 or visit Florida Skin Centers Facebook page, @FloridaSkinCenter.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 or call 941-505-9642.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.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 noncrisis 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.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-forpro“t 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.National ParkRX Day Yoga at the GardenCity of North Port Parks and Recreation will be hosting a yoga event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Garden of Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Blvd. North Port. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary chair massages after class. Bring your yoga mat or towel and water. For more information, call 941-429-3555.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 foundations 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@ 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 941204-1515 or email info@ 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 NEWS | 9 MEDICAL2030 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 or contact Katie Hogan at 703-245-9047 or 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! 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Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 Well, well, well. The ball has been knocked roundly into your court, gentlemen. Someday soon, you will be able to do more than just shrug on a raincoat and consider it doing your part to prevent unwanted pregnancy. A birth-control pill for men has (“nally!) been developed, and could hit the market in “ve years. UW School of Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Stephanie Page presented her research recently at the Endocrine Societys meeting in Chicago. My hero!Ž I told Page when we spoke. I like the sound of that,Ž she said. Page studied 83 men who took the oral contraceptive „ called dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU „ for a month, which resulted in a drop in their testosterone levels, as well as two hormones required for sperm production. There were also few side effects, and liver and kidney functions werent impaired. Page made clear that this was an early-phase studyŽ that showed that when men took the prototype pill for a month, We see the changes in their hormones that we think will be effective as we move along in the development. We havent proved that over 10 years it is going to be safe,Ž Page added. But we are hopeful.Ž Participants had a slight decrease in their HDL, or goodŽ cholesterol, and „ in a stroke of smirk-worthy karma „ a slight weight gain. This is much more acceptable than when the World Health Organization in 2016 commissioned a trial of a two-hormone injection designed to lower sperm count. Even though the results were 96 percent effective in preventing pregnancies, the second stage of the trial was stopped after men suffered severe acne and mood swings. One man developed severe depression, and another tried to commit suicide. So it was left to women to suffer sore boobs; mood swings; weight gain; inserting rubber cups “lled with cold gel into ourselves; and having tiny metal objects implanted in our uteruses because, well, were not babies. We just make them. Thats your quote, not mine,Ž Page said. Noted. In the time she has been working on the pill „ her report was co-authored by Christina Wang of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California „ Page has had plenty of people ask, Are men going to use a birthcontrol pill?Ž There is a lot of misconception,Ž she said. Men are interested in contraception, but they just dont have the options.Ž There are men in stable relationships with partners who cant use birth control. Single men who want to control „ how did Page put it? „ their own fertility.Ž There are married men who want to space their children, and men who want to share the burden,Ž Page said. I think were selling men short when we say men dont want to do this,Ž she said. The only options men have are vasectomies and the condom, which was invented more than 300 years ago. Theyre great for sexual health, but they are not great contraceptives.Ž One of Pages goals is to develop a contraceptive for men that will give them a health bene“t, as womens have been shown to reduce the risk of uterine cancer. That would be ideal,Ž she said. My goal? That, when faced with men wanting birth-control pills, lawmakers will see the cruelty in having made it so hard for women to get them for so very long, beg for our forgiveness, and reimburse us for decades spent being responsible human beings. Just last fall, the Trump administration announced a rule that allowed employers to opt out of paying for birth control through company insurance plans, effectively putting 62 million women at risk of unwanted pregnancy. The rule eliminated a provision in the Affordable Care Act that saw birth control as preventive health care. It may just take men wanting birthcontrol pills for those in Washington, D.C., to see that paying for contraception doesnt mean underwriting orgasms. Birth control is part of basic health care „ for all. I think with regards to things like lawmakers and funding,Ž Page said, we have got to hope by the time this gets to the market, our lawmakers will be a little more forward-thinking in understanding what health is to our society. This is for our daughters and our sons,Ž she said. This is for our society. Were all in this together.Ž Thats your quote, I told her. And mine.Early studies of male birth-control pill show promiseBy NICOLE BRODEURTHE SEATTLE TIMES TNS PHOTOEarly studies of male birth-control pill show promise. 8FEELING FITIt is no secret that health care costs have risen to $3.2 trillion in 2015 in the United States. By comparison that is roughly $9,990 per person in 2015 versus $146 per person in 1960, just over a half centurys time, according to Daniel Arankis Towards Predictive Medicine,Ž University of California, Berkley. Much conjecture regarding a single reason or even multiple reasons for this rise does little to provide a solution to the problem. The dilemma seems insurmountable; however, perhaps we can look back at our medical evolution over the 20th century for explanations which might help clarify possible answerw. Five decades ago in the 1960s conventional medicine was becoming the mainstream medical practice, replacing traditional medicine used by indigenous populations for thousands of years. Fueled by the industrial revolution and technology, conventional medicine was considered modern and forward-thinking as traditional medical practices, or what is now considered alternative medicine, fell out of favor with physicians and communities alike. If it was not science based, it was quackeryŽ, and dismissed as irrelevant after centuries of proven ef“cacy. Founded in the late 1890s, one alternative medical practice, chiropractic medicine, was considered tantamount to medical fraud. However, today it is popular with large segments of the population and is well-established in the United States and internationally. Like conventional medicine, pharmaceuticals are new kids on the blockŽ, compared to herbal remedies which were used for centuries with great results. Many of the pharmaceuticals used today, and considered miracle drugs, were discovered, and synthesized from plants. Plants molds, and fungus, i.e., mushrooms, were and still are used by traditional medical practitioners for healing as well as in cultural ceremonies. One mold became one of the worlds “rst antibiotics. In 1928 that mold, penicillin, was discovered by Alexander Fleming, a professor at St. Marys Hospital in London, England. He found that it inhibited the growth of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. In the late 1890s, another miracle drug, acetylsalicylic acid or what later became known as aspirin, was discovered by Felix Hoffmann in Germany. Hoffmann found that this anti-in”ammatory and analgesic substance was effective in relieving the pain and in”ammation associated with his fathers rheumatism. The name aspirin comes from the word Spiraea, a genus of shrub whose main constituent is salicylic acid. It is also found in willow bark, jasmine, peas, clovers, and grasses. It might be surprising to learn that Hippocrates, who lived from 460 to 377 BC wrote that willow bark relieved pain and helped with fevers. Later, a synthetic form of aspirin was produced and tested. It was found that in large doses, aspirin caused nausea, vomiting and even coma. Because of its deleterious effects on the stomach, aspirin was buffered to prevent the acidic effects it produced. Herbal medicines contain constituents that are being isolated now, just as aspirin was a little more than a century ago. Estradiol and estriol, discovered in 1933 and 1930, respectively, are steroidal hormones that bind to estrogen receptors in the body, which in turn modulate gene expression. Many plants contain estrogens, including but not limited to ”axseeds, sesame seeds, apricots, oranges, strawberries, peaches, many dried fruits, yams, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, kale, celery, soy, lentils, peas, pinto beans, olives, chickpeas, turmeric, thyme, and sage. As late as 2010, plants were thought to contain estrogen only, and then it was discovered that they also contain progesterone. This astonished the medical community immensely. Coumadin, the brand name for warfarin, is an anti-coagulant drug used by many people in our population. The history of warfarin is interesting. In the early 1900s, the United States experienced a widespread death of cattle. It was found that the cattle were fed sweet clover hay which had molded due to signi“cant rains and wet conditions. It seems the mold had converted the sweet clover into coumarin compounds which were not present in fresh sweet clover. Molds such as Penicillium nigricans and others metabolize the coumarin into dicoumarol which prevents “brinogen in blood from forming clots, causing the cattle to hemorrhage internally. Like many of the stories of the natural origins of pharmaceutical drugs, this discovery was quite by accident and it was not until much later that warfarin was synthesized for commercial use. As our population experiences increasing side effects from medications, antibiotic resistant diseases, polypharmacy, poor diet, unfortunate lifestyle choices, and a host of detrimental environmental factors, we might look more closely to our herbal allies which have been proven effective for health concerns for centuries. It would be imprudent to say the least to recommend that conventional medicine be replaced with alternative medicineŽ or pharmaceutical drugs be replaced with herbal remedies, but rather, adopt the concept of Complimentary and Integrative Health (CIH) where healthful solutions immerge from what is right for the whole person, and not just from a symptom he or she may have. Many people take herbal supplements and do not con“de in their doctors that they do. Within the past decade, more research is being conducted on herb-drug interactions because of this. Inform your physician that you are taking herbal medications. Even though herbal remedies are generally considered safe, this is not always the case. The phytochemistry of plants and their actions on the body are important to understand before using supplementation. In addition to informing your physician, consult a trained herbalist who employs a thorough questionnaire, who can research herbs/drug interactions if information exists, and who is willing to communicate with your health care practitioners on your behalf if necessary. Your health care advocacy should be well-informed and directed by you. Each of us must accept responsibility for the rise in health care costs before an erosion can occur. The solution starts with each of us individually for a collective resolution to emerge. Karen Gallagher is a student working toward her MS degree, as well as teaching classes at FGCU Renaissance Academy continuing education program. She has been a Charlotte County for 20 years. She is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Therapeutic Herbalism online through Maryland University of Integrative Health, with plans on working toward a certi“cation in nutrition and sitting for the Florida Board exams.Health care „ then and nowBy KAREN GALLAGHER The nations top public health agency has its money for a new lab to handle dangerous germs. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Congress for funds to build a new state-of-the art laboratory building. CDC of“cials got $480 million for the endeavor. Money for the project was tucked inside a $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page government spending bill passed by Congress last week. They say they need it to replace a 13-year-old building at the agencys main campus in Atlanta, where scientists handle deadly and exotic germs like Ebola and smallpox. They say that building is wearing down. The money is for the building and for a range of infrastructure changes. CDC of“cials did not provide a timetable for the work.CDC gets $480 million to replace lab for deadliest germsBy MIKE STOBBEAP MEDICAL WRITER In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion NAMI Connection Recovery Support GroupThe National Alliance on Mental Illness meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the “rst and third Tuesday of the month at the Mental Health Community Center (Prospect House), 240 S. Tuttle Ave., Unit B, Sarasota. Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness providing a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. It offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. Call 941-3769361 or visit the website at for more information.Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregiversSt. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a nonpro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties „ there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941474-3140 or go to www. Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses „ ie: MS; ALS; etc.Ostomy support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077. SUPPORT GROUPS


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 33 Bayfront sessions are free, but future participants may be charged a modest fee unless additional grants are forthcoming. The sessions are limited to 25 participants. We have to have a manageable number, because this is a very interactive learning experience,Ž said Wynn. Its not all lecturing. We have break-out sessions designed for our participants to actually work through the curriculum and practice the skills while theyre with us. So basically, were looking for 50 people in our community who need these skills to work successfully with our youth,Ž she added. Mental Health First Aid was created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and Anthony Jorm, a mental health literacy professor. Kitchener and Jorm continue to operate Mental Health First Aid Australia, a nonpro“t focused on training and research. The United States is one of the many countries that have adopted the program. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a “ve-step action plan 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. We teach you how to engage with youth in a positive way,Ž Wynn said Youll learn some communication skills that can help you intervene if theres a mental health crises.Ž One in “ve Americans experiences mental illness each year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A similar percentage of youth meet criteria for a lifetime mental disorder that is associated with severe role impairment and/or distress (11.2 percent with mood disorders, 8.3 percent with anxiety disorders, and 9.6 percent behavior disorders), according to, a website whose contributors include representatives from 20 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use 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. Kids have a lot of challenges today,Ž said Wynn. We all do. The world that we live in is very challenging and dif“cult to survive in. This training really talks about communication skills and how we engage with youth. We may not have all the answers, but the training certainly offers strategies on how we talk to our youth so they are accessing help when they need it.Ž Youth Mental Health First Aids “ve-step action plan goes by the acronym ALGEE, also the name of the programs koala mascot: A … assess for risk of suicide or harm L … listen nonjudgmentally G … give reassurance and information E … encourage appropriate professional help E … encourage selfhelp and other support strategies Thats the crux of the training,Ž said Wynn. In the breakout sessions, we give the participants various scenarios and they apply the ALGEE steps in determining how to handle them.Ž. Wynn has been a mental health trainer for adults for two years and became quali“ed to teach Youth Mental Health First Aid in December. Her co-trainer, David Stone is a Charlotte Behavioral Health Care licensed mental health counselor. Its nice to have a licensed clinician in the room,Ž Wynn said. Wynn believes in the Youth Mental Health First Aid program. My experience is that people leave this training with some con“dence and some tools in their toolbox,Ž she said. Theyre able to help young people in a better way. Its a feel-good thing for me to be the trainer of it, because I know its helping people.Ž For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact Wynn at (941) 639-8300, extension 2497. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ PAGE 1 9FEELING FIT 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.Monthly 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 941-206-1580 or go to for the Minding Our EldersŽ blog.Faith and fitnessSara Dorato, a Michigan native who moved to Punta Gorda in 2007, combines her passions for “tness and faith in the revolutionary movement of Revelation Fitness. Come to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church at 21075 Quesada Ave. and youll “nd a group of smiling faces wiping the sweat off their brow during an intense workout meets worship experience. Revelation Fitness is the perfect “t for the person who is looking to get more out of their workouts than just sore muscles,Ž said Alisa Keeton, Founder of Revelation Wellness and the “tness ministry which has multiple af“liates all throughout the United States, plus some in Canada and Mexico. Revelation Fitness, which is open to anyone of any faith or none, operates without a fee, but rather on a donation basis. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. There is also a Saturday morning class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Port (back part of the church where the preschool is.) To “nd out more information about Revelation Wellness, visit www. classesDr. John Janick/Map Weight Loss provides free diabetic teaching the third Friday of every month, a free diet cooking class the third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every month, and a free blood pressure and diabetic chocolate the third Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to set up a appointment, call 941-629-3366.Free bike ridesFree bicycle rides are offered at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday. All riders are welcome. Helmet is required. The rides depart from Acme Bicycle Shop, 615 Cross St., Suite 1116, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-639-2263Friendship Centers need volunteers in North PortThe Friendship Centers currently has a volunteer opening for Friendship at Home Volunteers in North Port. The Friendship at Home program matches volunteers with isolated seniors through telephone reassurance, the friendly visitor program and supportive intervention. Volunteers go through a background check and screening process. Training is provided. If you enjoy working with older adults and would be interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Robert Rogers at rrogers@ or 941-556-3223.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). 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Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 The Parkinson Alliance, an af“liate of, released its 26th survey this fall, entitled Swallowing and Parkinsons disease: The Patients Perspective.Ž One thousand three hundred and ninety people with Parkinsons disease (PD) responded to the survey summarized below. People with Parkinsons disease experience numerous symptoms beyond the cardinal signs of: slowness of movement, balance problems, tremor, and rigidity. One such symptom is swallowing difficulty, also known as dysphagia. The incidence of swallowing dysfunction in PD ranges from 30 to 52 percent, though some research has indicated that up to 90 to 100 percent of individuals with advanced disease stages of PD develop swallowing dysfunction. Swallowing difficulty can lead to aspiration (entry of foreign objects into ones airways), which can result in choking or pneumonia, the latter being a leading cause of death for individuals with Parkinsons disease. Self-reported swallowing difficulties were highly prevalent for the participants in this study: 67 percent of the participants reported that they experience swallowing difficulties, with 24 percent reporting moderate to severe swallowing difficulties and 43 percent reporting mild difficulties with swallowing. Despite the high report of swallowing difficulties, the majority of the participants in the survey were unaware of common swallowing assessment procedures and only 34 percent of the participants underwent a swallowing evaluation. Disease duration more than age appears to be a predictor for increased swallowing dif“culties, and The Advanced Disease Duration group (11+ years) reported symptoms in greater frequency as compared to the Early Disease Duration and Advanced 6-10 Years Disease Duration groups, suggesting that disease duration increases the risk for swallowing dif“culties for individuals with PD. Speech and swallowing abnormalities may be present as early motor symptoms, even at preclinical stages of the disease. The lack of reported symptoms by patients early on may represent some ability to compensate for subtle changes, although drooling, a common symptom reported by many patients referred for an evaluation is an indication of a changing swallowing mechanism. The authors of the Parkinson Alliance report sum up their “ndings aptly: It is important for people with Parkinsons disease to be proactive about noticing signs and symptoms of swallowing dif“culties and to request an evaluation/ treatment by a Speech Language Pathologist knowledgeable about Parkinsons and who specializes in swallowing. A clinical swallowing assessment and baseline instrumental exam should be a part of a Parkinsons patients initial comprehensive evaluation. Baseline data can help to identify patients at risk and facilitate early treatment including swallowing exercise, which show promise for helping to improve swallowing safety and function. To read the full report please go to: http://www.“le/ DBS-SwallowingReportwithReferencesweb-2017.pdf. Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP is owner of Voice Aerobics, a private practice offering Speech, Voice, and Swallowing evaluations and treatment for adults. Medicare and most insurance accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, Call 941-204-1515 email: info@voiceaerobicsdvd. com or Visit: http://www. and Parkinsons disease: The patients perspectiveMARY SPREMULLI,MA,CCC-SLPSPECIAL TO FEELING FIT Scientists havent rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a chemical produced in the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and has been at the heart of an eight-year legal struggle between a tiny nonprofit group and Big Coffee. The Council for Education and Research on Toxics wanted the coffee industry to remove acrylamide from its processing „ like potato chip makers did when it sued them years ago „ or disclose the danger in ominous warning signs or labels. The industry, led by Starbucks Corp., said the level of the chemical in coffee isnt harmful and any risks are outweighed by benefits. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that the coffee makers hadnt presented the proper grounds at trial to prevail. While plaintiff offered evidence that consumption of coffee increases the risk of harm to the fetus, to infants, to children and to adults, defendants medical and epidemiology experts testified that they had no opinion on causation,Ž Berle wrote in his proposed ruling. Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving ... that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health.Ž The suit was brought against Starbucks and 90 companies under a controversial law passed by California voters in 1986 that has been credited with culling cancer-causing chemicals from myriad products and also criticized for leading to quick settlement shakedowns. The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as Proposition 65, requires warning labels for about 900 chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects. It allows private citizens, advocacy groups and attorneys to sue on behalf of the state and collect a portion of civil penalties for failure to provide warnings. This lawsuit has made a mockery of Prop. 65, has confused consumers, and does nothing to improve public health,Ž said William Murray, president and CEO of the National Coffee Association, who added that coffee had been shown to be a healthy beverage. Scientific evidence on coffee has gone back and forth for a long time, but concerns have eased recently about possible dangers of coffee, with some studies finding health benefits. In 2016, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization moved coffee off its possible carcinogenŽ list. Studies indicate coffee is unlikely to cause breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer, and it seems to lower the risks for liver and uterine cancers, the agency said. Evidence is inadequate to determine its effect on dozens of other cancer types. Coffee companies have said its not feasible to remove acrylamide from their product without ruining the flavor. But attorney Raphael Metzger, who brought the lawsuit and drinks a few cups of coffee a day, said the industry could remove the chemical without impairing taste. I firmly believe if the potato chip industry can do it, so can the coffee industry,Ž Metzger said. A warning wont be that effective because its an addictive product.Ž Many coffee shops have already posted warnings that say acrylamide is cancer-causing chemical found in coffee. But signs that are supposed to be posted at the point of sale are often found in places not easily visible, such as below the counter where cream and sugar are available. Customers at shops that post warnings are often unaware or unconcerned about them. Afternoon coffee drinkers at a Los Angeles Starbucks said they might look into the warning or give coffee drinking a second thought after the ruling, but the cup of joe was likely to win out. I just dont think it would stop me,Ž said Jen Bitterman, a digital marketing technologist. I love the taste, I love the ritual, I love the high, the energy, and I think Im addicted to it.Ž Darlington Ibekwe, a lawyer in Los Angeles, said a cancer warning would be annoying but wouldnt stop him from treating himself to three lattes a week. Its like cigarettes. Like, damn, now Ive got to see this?Ž he said. Dude, Im enjoying my coffee.Ž The defendants have a couple weeks to challenge the ruling before it is final and could seek relief from an appellate court. If the ruling stands, it could come with a stiff financial penalty and could rattle consumers beyond state lines. The judge can set another phase of trial to consider potential civil penalties up to $2,500 per person exposed each day over eight years. That could be an astronomical sum in a state with close to 40 million residents, though such a massive fine is unlikely. Californias outsized market could make it difficult to tailor packaging with warning labels specifically to stores in the state. That means out-ofstate coffee drinkers could also take their coffee with a cancer warning. Cream and sugar would still be optional.California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warningBy BRIAN MELLEYASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this 2017, le photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, that Starbucks and other coee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignicant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process. Liberty Bell and wanted to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 2016, the Texas state comptrollers office announced that redback paper money would be reissued in the state for the first time since 1840 and it would feature Willie Nelsons face on the $10 bill. April Fools jokes have evolved throughout the centuries. Although the exact origins cannot be accurately pinpointed, the fun ensues nevertheless. FOOLSFROM PAGE 1 10FEELING FIT 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 941-6268969 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 support groupA stroke support group will be held at 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Executive Dining Room, 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte.Substance abuse support groupThe Substance Abuse support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services, 4678 Tamiami Trail, Suite 105, Port Charlotte. Contact George at 941-979-5023 for more information.Veterans supportDuring World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. In our most recent con”icts, less American soldiers have been killed, but 25 percent are returning injured; 154,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night; and the suicide rate has skyrocketed to 18 every day. The members of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., they will be at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana Road, in Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to meet with them there. The church can be reached at 941-697-1747 or gulfcoveumc@gmail. com, and their website is http://GulfCoveChurch. com.Womens cancer support groupCelebrate Life womens cancer support group meets at 10 a.m. on the “rst Wednesday of each month at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. There typically is a speaker. Lunch at a Punta Gorda restaurant follows the meeting. Contact either Diane Mabye at 941-5757746 or Sara Benson at 941-575-6765 to learn a little more about Celebrate Life. SUPPORT GROUPS a d no= 54532362 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 941-624-4500www.zusmaneyecarecenter.comadno=50531219 Team Eye ConsultantTampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone CrabsVOTED BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST 2011-20152015


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 35 The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers. The association announced a new policy Monday that essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible,Ž said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the groups president. The Chicagobased group represents around 161,000 dentists. The group is also pushing for limiting opioid prescriptions to no more than a week and mandatory education for dentists that encourages using other painkillers. Dentists write fewer than 7 percent of U.S. opioid prescriptions, but new research shows that practice has increased in recent years, despite evidence that ibuprofen and acetaminophen work just as well for most dental pain and are less risky opioids, which can be addictive. In many dental cases involving opioids, dentists prescribe Vicodin or Percocet for short-term pain from procedures including removing wisdom teeth and other tooth extractions, root canal work, or dental implants. But nonsteroidal anti-in”ammation drugs including ibuprofen (sold as Motrin and Advil) are as effective for these conditions; and ibuprofen plus acetaminophen (Tylenol) can provide better pain relief in some cases, according to an analysis of “ve studies published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dentists are the leading prescribers of opioids for U.S. teens and the largest increase in dental prescriptions from 2010 to 2015 occurred in 11to 18-year-olds, according to a study published in the same journal. That rate climbed from almost 100 to 165 per 1,000 patients. Among all ages, the rate increased from 131 to 147 per 1,000. The association said in a 2016 policy that dentists should consider these non-opioids as “rst-line treatment for pain. The fact that were still prescribing opioids when weve demonstrated that nonsteroidals are as effective most of the time is a little disturbing,Ž said Dr. Paul Moore, co-author of the analysis and professor at the University of Pittsburghs dental school. In its new policy, the association supports making continuing education courses focusing on limiting opioid use a requirement for licensing dentists. Many states have adopted those mandates. Moore noted that Pennsylvania recently enacted a law requiring dentists to get written consent from parents before prescribing opioids to patients under age 18. For many young patients, This is going to be their “rst experience with opioids,Ž Moore said. Maybe it is our opportunity to stop and counsel patients about the dangers.ŽDentist group puts teeth in push to curb opioid painkillersBy LINDSEY TANNERAP MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOThis Aug. 15, 2017 le photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. American Dental Association on Monday, March 26, said it is pressing for seven-day prescription limits and mandatory education that encourages using other painkillers.The new director of the top U.S. public health agency on Thursday pledged to work to bring the nations opioid epidemic to its kneesŽ and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be ended in three to seven years. Dr. Robert Red“eld Jr. made the comments at a staff meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Red“eld started the job Monday, less than a week after U.S. of“cials announced they were appointing him the CDC director. The 66-year-old rose to prominence in the 1980s as a top researcher into the emerging AIDS epidemic. Health leaders widely praised his appointment, but many are wary of an administration that has been criticized for challenging widely accepted science on climate change and other topics. Since being named CDC director, Red“eld has declined media interviews. During the 50-minute staff meeting at the CDC Thursday, Red“eld said he is a “rm believer in vaccines and other public health strategies for preventing disease and stopping its spread. He called the opioiddriven surge in drug overdose deaths the public health crisis of our time,Ž and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDCs tracking of the epidemic. We will help bring this epidemic to its knees,Ž he said. He also talked about his decades working in AIDS research and treatment. Ending the AIDS epidemic in America is possible,Ž he said. I think it can be done in the next three to seven years if we put our minds to it.Ž He also told personal stories. One was about how his mother raised him and his younger brother and sister after the death of his father, a government scientist, at age 32. Another was about the death of his own son from complications related to childbirth. Red“eld „ who appeared with his wife, Joy „ seemed to be warmly received, greeted by frequent laughter and applause. The meeting was at a CDC auditorium, but it was also broadcast over the internet and by phone to employees who couldnt attend. An Associated Press reporter listened in. Red“eld had been a “nalist for CDC director in 2002, but the job went instead to Dr. Julie Gerberding. On Thursday, he said he was choked upŽ about “nally getting the opportunity to lead CDC. My job is to help you be able to do yours,Ž he said. I want to thank each of you for agreeing to have trust in my leadership.Ž He said little about some controversies that emerged when his appointment was announced last week. He did not discuss an episode that made headlines more than two decades ago, when he was scrutinized for overstating the effectiveness of an experimental AIDS vaccine that never panned out. And he said little about his past writings about the importance of abstinence as a strategy for avoiding AIDS over public health strategies like condoms and distribution of needles to injectiondrug addicts. In the forward of the book Christians in the Age of AIDSŽ by Shepherd and Anita Moreland Smith, he urged readers to reject false prophets who preach the quick-“x strategies of condoms and free needles.Ž During Thursdays meeting, Red“eld said: I have never been an abstinence-only person. Ask my wife.Ž The Atlanta-based CDC investigates disease outbreaks, researches the cause and frequency of health problems, and promotes prevention. It has nearly 12,000 employees and 10,000 contractors worldwide. Red“eld previously was a medical school professor at the University of Maryland, where he co-founded the Institute of Human Virology. He has extensive experience treating HIV patients as well as heroin addicts and has been praised for his work in Maryland on the opioid crisis. Red“eld replaced Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, a Trump administration appointee who resigned in January after about six months on the job. Fitzgerald, who had previously run Georgias state health department, was embroiled in unresolved “nancial con”icts. HHS of“cials ultimately said her investments were affecting her ability to be involved in issues like cancer and the opioids crisis.CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic to its kneesBy MIKE STOBBEAP MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOThis undated photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redeld Jr. 11FEELING FIT PHOTO PROVIDEDJust days after receiving his new kidney, Allison Robinson (pictured on far left) joined several other kidney transplant patients to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the kidney transplant program re-opening at Gulf C oast Medical Center March. In the rst year after reopening, 23 patients received new kidneys through the Lee Health transplant program … more than doubling the programs goal. 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Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 The City of North Port Parks and Recreation hosts pickleball: a cross between badmitton, tennis and ping pong at George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way, North Port, for those ages 16 and up. Pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in the country is held Mondays: 6 p.m.8:30 p.m.; Tuesday/ Thursdays: 1 p.m.5 p.m.; and Wednesdays/ Fridays/Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $3 drop-in fee and free for members. All levels welcome. For more information call 429-PARK.Pickleball a hit in North Port FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAPort Charlotte resident Jill Georgieviski was one of many who participated in pickleball at George Mullen Activity Center on a recent Saturday morning. Murph Styer smiles while she goes in to make contact with the ball. Rick Brown goes in to make his shot to hit the pickleball over the net. North Porter Jim Willsey remains focused while he makes contact with the pickleball with his paddle. John Zick of North Port keeps an eye on the ball while he makes contact with his paddle. Pam Vokey makes her serve across the net. 12FEELING FIT adno=50533059


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Page 38 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 2 Found the perfect job for you? Take these steps to increase your chances of getting the offer. Youre starting your job search, and youre well on your way. Hopefully, youve already found a few job listings that have got you excited. Now, the time has come to actually apply to those jobs and „ hopefully! „ get one of them. Monster career expert Vicki Salemi, who spent more than 15 years in corporate recruiting, says when you see a job youre interested in, its best to take action right away. Do not wait to apply to a job when you see a viable opportunity,Ž she says. As soon as recruiters push job openings live, theyre very conscientious about reviewing incoming resumes.Ž Applying within the “rst 48 hours is critical to getting your application seen, she adds. Follow our step-by-step guide below on how you can go from one of hundreds of applicants to the one person who gets the job.Get to know the companyOK, so youve seen a job youre interested in applying for; now what? You need to get a little more information on the company. Salemi says the last thing you want to do is blindly apply to jobs without doing your homework “rst: You need to know whats going on in the company. Are they expanding? Downsizing? Getting acquired? Where do they stand within the industry relative to their peers?Ž First, do a quick Google News search on the company name to see how and if the business is making headlines. Then check out Monsters company pro“les and employee reviews, powered by kununu. The pro“les and reviews (posted by current and former employees) give you some insider information that can help make you a better candidate. You can “nd out what the culture is like and what the company is prioritizing right now. This is information you may be able to use in your cover letter and de“nitely in your interview to show your enthusiasm for the job and the seriousness of your candidacy.Write a quickie cover letterSome people will tell you the cover letter is dead, and you can skip this step if you want. But if you do, you could be wasting another opportunity to use keywords that will get your resume through the applicant tracking system software and another chance to demonstrate to a recruiter why youre the perfect candidate. We know what youre thinking: Writing a cover letter is such a pain. Heres the secret, though: You really only need “ve to seven sentences to make your point: First, state what youre applying for; second, say what you like about the company; third, say how your experiences match what theyre looking for, and lastly, show your enthusiasm. For more details, check out the article 5 simple steps to writing a successful cover letter.Ž And one thing to remember as youre putting your experiences down on paper: You should still apply even if youre not 100% quali“ed. Its OK to not be 100 percent quali“ed „ thats the key to career growth,Ž Salemi says. Its normal not to be 100 percent there, and the key is convincing employers you have the skills, intellect, resources and ability to get there.ŽTweak your resume for this jobYour resume has been optimized and “nalized, right? Well, not totally. Right before you apply to any speci“c job, identify the main keywords and responsibilities noted in the job ad and see if they appear in your resume „ remember, typically the most important ones will be mentioned early in the posting. If your resume doesnt include these words and phrases, it should. Sprinkle them in, but only where applicable and only in context. Dont try to keyword-stuff your resume or it will be unreadable to the human who will hopefully be reading this eventually. Check out this video for more tips on using keywords.Hit the apply buttonOK, now that youve got your materials together, youre ready to do this thing. As long as youre signed in to your account and have uploaded your resume to Monster, all you have to do is hit the applyŽ button and viola! Your application is sent to the company youre applying to. (If you dont have an account, you can easily create one in a matter of seconds, and it will make the application process easier next time.) If youre not signed in to your account, you can still submit an application by clicking on apply,Ž entering your email and following the application instructions that follow.Focus on the other fish in the seaWhen youve applied to your dream job, its only natural to want to start working there right away. And the good news, Salemi says, is that companies do want to move forward quickly. Even though it feels like the process may drag, companies want to make a hire today, believe me,Ž she says. But there could be internal processes and procedures slowing the process down. Patience is key.Ž In a perfect scenario, she says, you apply today, get a call tomorrow, schedule a phone interview for the end of the week. You pass with ”ying colors and the recruiter tries scheduling you on a few interviewers calendars by the end of the following week or even into the next. You are brought back for another round to interview with them, but lets say a director is out of town, so its two weeks from that point. Then, by the end of that week, the companys “nance department gives their green light for the salary and youre given the offer.Ž In the case that it doesnt work out as perfectly as Salemi describes „ usually “lling a job takes several weeks „ keep in mind that “nding the perfect job is a lot like “nding the one:Ž It can take some time. Also, as anyone whos found a soul mate can attest, you have to go on any number of bad dates before you can get to the altar. So dont get too focused on a single opportunity at this stage in the process. This is a little bit like online dating„you havent even met the person yet, and while he or she may seem charming so far, this might not actually be the match it appears to be. In other words, at this stage, its totally acceptable to be applying to many jobs. This will also keep you busy while you wait anxiously for the call for an interview.Be ready for your moment in the spotlightWhen you do score an interview with a company, youll want to go back to that research you did in step one, as youll want to refer to some of the information in your interviews to show youve done your homework. Review the job ad again, too, to make sure youre clear on what the hiring manager is seeking. And also review answers to common interview questions, “gure out your key selling points, investigate the interviewers and, may we suggest, practicing with a buddy? Heres the full list of prep steps to help you ace this. If your “rst interview is a phone screen or a video interview, youll want to be prepared for the unique styles of those setups. When you get to the in-person stage, youll want to get that handshake right, as its a major “rst impression. For any stage of the interview, you can assume the hiring manager or recruiter will be asking you quite a few questions to get a more in-depth understanding of whether you have the experience for the role and whether youll be a “t, and then theyll open the ”oor to answer any questions you might have about the job or company. Youll want to have a few of those prepared, too.Send the right kind of thank-you noteYour mother was right: A thank-you note is important. It can help you seal the deal after an interview and improve your chances of getting a job offer „ even if you already think you have it in the bag. You can use our thank-you letter template to craft the perfect note to your potential employer. Email thank-you notes to all of the interviewers individually, and within 24 hours of the interview,Ž Salemi advises.Get the biggest paycheck you canEventually, youre going to reach the last stage of this process „ getting the offer. Its a momentous and exciting occasion. But dont get ahead of yourself: Your job-search journey doesnt end when you get the offer. In fact, you still have a bit of work to do. For starters, when you get the offer, dont say yes right away. Salemi says you always want to negotiate your salary “rst. Employers expect you to negotiate,Ž she says. They are more surprised when you dont than when you do.Ž Theres typically more money on the table, so why not try to put a little more cash in your pocket? See the below video for Salemis tips on how to handle the conversation: For more negotiation tips and strategies, you can watch our Facebook live video in which Salemi answers more salary-related questions. Once youre happy with the offer, go ahead and accept „ and please let us know! We want to be the second (after your new employer) to congratulate you! Tweet us or send us a note on Facebook. And remember that were still here for you even after youve got the job. Keep reading our career advice for tips on getting ahead, growing your skill set and dealing with bosses and co-workers.One last note about your resumeWe know the job search can feel overwhelming, regardless of what stage youre at in your career. Deep breath. Take it one step at a time, and that usually means your resume is priority number one. Could you use some help putting it together? Get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monsters Resume Writing Service. Youll get detailed feedback in two business days, including a review of your resumes appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiters “rst impression. Its a quick and easy way we can help you get a great new job with as little stress as possible.How to get the job of your dreamsBy LILY MARTISMONSTER STAFF adno=719310


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Page 40 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 4 Even if you love your job or just started at a new company, you should always be on the lookout for the next great gig. Having a great job is one of the best feelings in the world. The job search process paid off, and youre thrilled by all the challenges and accomplishments your new role has to offer. What can you say? You love your job, and looking for a new job is the last thing on your mind.But it shouldnt beNever say never to opportunity,Ž says Dawn Boyer, consultant at D. Boyer Consulting in Virginia Beach. Regardless of how long you have been in your current job, if something comes along that is more your passion and at the right salary level „ regardless of whether you have been with the current company six weeks or six years „ you want to be ready.Ž Dont wait until you actually need to start a job search. Follow these tips to be ready for awesome job opportunities round the clock.Double down on job alertsImagine if you could have an assistant working for you, for free, around the clock, presenting you with only the best job opportunities, personalized exactly to your interests and experience. You can! Theyre called job alerts, and like your refrigerator, they should always be running. How will you land your dream job in a dream company without your dream radar switched on?Ž asks John Sattler, a certi“ed personnel consultant and resume writer at Career Solutions in Tampa, Florida. Think of the job-alerts function as your radar that monitors the internet, 24/7, searching for your dream job.Ž If youre in a sweet position that you like just “ne, “ne-tune your job alerts to align with your ultimate dream jobs. That way, your alerts feature jobs that are your absolute top choices.Polish your professional developmentOne of the most effective ways to open up new career opportunities is to develop new skills. If youre a programmer, this could be learning a new coding language. For teachers, this might be earning a project management professional (PMP) certi“cation. You should “rst investigate the training and development offerings at your company,Ž says John DiMarco, communications professor at St. Johns University in New York City, and author of Career Power Skills. I advise my students to go to any conference, tradeshow, or training class that they can.ŽGet smart(er) on your own timeAnd if your current company doesnt offer professional development? Dont fret: There are many affordable or free learning opportunities that will help you add skills to your resume and keep your ability to passively job search primed. A few old faithfuls? YouTube, Udemy, and Coursera. I cannot stress enough education, training, and certi“cations on anything and everything you can grab to increase your skills sets,Ž says Boyer. For example, use free YouTube tutorial videos to learn how to increase your ability to use MS Of“ce or other relevant software.ŽRefresh your resume in real timeTheres a reason why people have separate resumes for different types of jobs. No two jobs are alike, and your resumes shouldnt be either. There is no onesize-“ts-all for resumes, so each diverse and intriguing skill you can add to your quali“cations should be noted,Ž says Jennifer Lee Magas, vice president of Magas Media Consultants, LLC, a public relations “rm in Connecticut. Each job is going to have different requirements.Ž To “nd out how to properly tailor your resume to a job, review the job description to see what kinds of keywords are used and what values the company holds in high esteem, and then have your resume re”ect that.Document your awesomenessBeing an ace employee who gives 150 percent can take a lot out of you, but no matter how hectic things are „ or how happy you are „ in your job, dont forget to document your projects and key accomplishments on a regular basis. This will allow you to track your wins as you go,Ž says Angela Copeland, career coach at Copeland Coaching in Memphis, Tennessee. It will also keep the pressure low if someone like a recruiter or hiring manager at another company asks to see your portfolio when you arent thinking about a new job.Ž5 tips to always be ready for job opportunitiesBy JON SIMMONSMONSTER CONTRIBUTOR Women considering a career change may experience mixed emotions. The excitement elicited by such a decision may be tempered by fear. Such fear is natural when embarking on a new path and leaving behind some security and professional equity, but that fear should not be the deciding factor when women mull whether or not to change careers. The decision to change careers is something that requires careful thought and ample consideration of a host of factors. Women facing such a decision can consider the following tips to ensure they make the best choice for themselves. € Consider your motivation before pursuing a change. The motivation behind a career change can go a long way toward determining if that change is ultimately successful. Money can be a great motivator, but if money is the only thing driving a change, then women might be better off pursuing new opportunities within their existing “eld rather than changing careers entirely, as staying within the “eld will allow women to capitalize on the professional equity they have built over their careers while also providing a new challenge. A genuine interest in another profession or a desire to “nd a better work-life balance might make for better motivators to change careers than simply switching to make more money. € Do your homework. Career changes require hard work and, if extra schooling is necessary, a potentially sizable “nancial investment. Women should thoroughly research any “elds they might pursue before making a change so they can fully understand the commitment they will need to make. Once they get an idea of what they will need to do make a successful career change, women should speak with their family to discuss the effects that their pursuit may have on family members. Such a discussion can make the transition to a new career easier, and the support a womans family provides along the way can serve as something to lean on if or when things start to feel overwhelming. € Dont be afraid to ask for help. Many people are dissatis“ed with their careers, and those who arent might have been at one time. When mulling a career change, dont be afraid to seek help. Help might come from family or friends, but women shouldnt limit themselves with regard to whose help they will accept. If a woman wants to become a college professor, she shouldnt hesitate to contact a professor at a local college, explaining her situation and asking for any advice. Women have nothing to lose by reaching out and such help can prove invaluable. And women might be surprised to learn just how willing even strangers might be to lend a hand. € Give yourself time. Career changes are rarely an overnight process. Successfully switching careers takes time, so dont give yourself a quick deadline to make a change. Such pressure likely wont increase your chances of making a successful switch, and you wont enjoy the process nearly as much if you bury yourself in pressure. Changing careers can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Affording such a switch the consideration it deserves and doing your homework can help make the switch as successful as you envision it being. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 E/N/C Page 43 7 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. 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Equipment 6190Tools/Machinery6220Office/Business Equip & Supplies6225Restaurant Supplies 6250Appliances 6260Misc. Merchandise 6270Wanted to Buy/T rade GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 6002 LAKE SUZY GARAGE SALES MON.-WED. APRIL 2,3,4. 9am-1pm SW Pembroke N ESTATE SALE! 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES FRI. APRIL 6TH, 8-12 & SAT. APRIL 7TH, 8-10 2101 Via Venice. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls and Guys. 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Antiques, Furniture, Jewelry & MORE! 6020 AUCTIONS JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers (941)-575-9758 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS 2 VAN GOGH Li t h ograp h s numbered $50 941-999-4176 BEAD S AND Beading S upplies 12 totes + kits $300, OBO 941-286-5272 E SS ENBUR G ART The BluesŽ Large framed original oil $300, OBO 315-813-4373 FRAME 26 X 26 WALNUT, GLASS, MAT AND PRINT $20 941-575-8881 PAINTIN G C ANVA S (8) 18 x 24 canvass new $40 941-276-6191 PAINTING CANVAS 1 24x30 canvas new $10 941-276-6191 PAINTIN G C ANVA S case of 10 9x12 canvas $10 941-276-6191 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS 8  R O UND rug plus 4x5 indoor/outdoor perfect terracotta & blk $50 941-876-3878 A REA RU G 4 x 7 Tan good condition and quality $60 941-697-0940 A RE O BED Full S ize, Full Height. $75, OBO 941-429-1573 BAR S T OO L S 4 rattan padded seats swivel. Like new $200 941-681-2831 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDRM S ET white wicker Twin HB/FRM MT/BS DB/DR NS HI/BY Mir $495 941-408-7535 BEDR OO M S ET Q ueen brown wicker headboard 2 nite stands dresser/mirror. Like new $225 941-681-2831 BOOKSHELF 6 s h e l ves, 18Žx12Žx6 high, like new $20 941-780-3977 CHAIRS S port B eac h Folding w/carrying case $40, OBO 941-429-1573 COMFORTERS 2Q ueen qu il ts w/shams. $20 ea. Call 941764-0929 COO KWARE SS cookware 3 pots, 1 pan w/lids $25 941764-0929 FLOOR STEAM c l eaner, Sh ar k Includes 4 brand new cleaning pads. $20 508-948-5987 FOREMAN GRILL w i t h b un warmer, small but like new $15 941-743-0649 FRAMED MIRR O R 2 5.5Ž x 29.5Ž gold leaf frame 4.5Ž wide. $22 941-575-7793 FRIDGE & DW Whi te Wh r l p l 26 Bosch DW 2014 Like New $500 941-408-7953 G RIDDLE COO L Touch Base Presto 10 1/2Ž X 20 1/2 cook area $15, OBO 941-769-3475 KIT C HEN TABLE w/lea f 4 0 Ž round wood w/4 chairs $35, OBO 941-769-4949 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MEAT GRINDER s.s. / per f ect $40, OBO 941-769-0792 METAL FILE C ABINET 2 drawer, beige, good condition $10 941-276-1881 MIRR O R S Beveled edge, 2 pieces each 4Ž wide x 52Ž long, new. $10 941-575-7793 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. O IL PAINTIN G -FRAMED Must see; beautiful mint art bargain! $175 941-639-1517 PI C NI C TABLE cedar top with attached benches, aluminum frame $175 941-780-3977 PI C TURE 26 X 26 HARDW OO D FRAME, GLASS, MAT AND PRINT $20 941-575-8881 PLASTIC STORAGE 3 large Sterlite boxes w/lids $10 941-347-7136 Q UILT King. Hand made reverseable red&green 10 pcs $75, OBO 810-766-3266 R O TI SS ERIE T O A S TER oven & grill. All in $35 941-235-2203 S IX-LI G HT BR O NZE pendant hanging light fixture Pineapple accents $75 941-276-7980 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS TIKI PRINT A ugust H o ll an d framed Pearl of Wisdom. $50, OBO 503-312-4024 UNDER BED S T O RA G E 2 wooden units, 27X31X8 in PG $15 941-347-7136 WOO DBLIND S new hunter-douglas 4 white,2 beige $35, OBO 941-769-4949 6031 HOLIDAYITEMS BLUE ITEMS ant i que p i tc h er bowl too much to list valuable $350 941-769-2389 HANDLED EA S TERBA S KET S Pink, Lime, Aqua, Lavender, etc. A sst Ea/ $3 941-276-1881 6035 FURNITURE A NTI Q UE DE S K S olid wood. Has 7 drawers. $150, OBO 248-330-4173 BAKERS RACK stur d y, b e i ge $65 941-769-4949 BAR S T OO L S 2 Tom Bahama rattan back swivl padded seat Both for $350 941-833-3314 BED Q UEEN Wicker two sides bed two side stand $75, OBO 941-830-2583 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDS ETTEE AND loveseat Like new! Subtle floral patern $425, OBO 941-764-9222 BEDRM 5PC solid wood:mirror, bed, dresser+2 nt stands $400, OBO 941-323-0182 BEDRM S ET chest, dressr, nite stnds, Queen hd bord. v/g cond. $450 941-833-3314 BEDROOM SET Ki ng Si ze, Cherry, head & end boards, side rails, 2 dressers, mirror, 2 night t ables. Box spring & mattress. $499, OBO 941-889-7058 COCKTAIL TABLE R oun d Medium Brown Color, All Wood $40 941-257-5500 CO FFEE TABLE Dark wood new condtion $60 718-986-3608 CO FFEE TABLE Natural Rattan 4x19.5Ž Glass top/lower shelf exc cond $40 941-276-1881 CO FFEE TABLE Tville Villa Soleil burl veneer xcelnt $250 941-833-3314 CO RNER C ABINET S mall, cute 32Ž high glass door light blue $50 941-876-3878 COUCH & Love Seat Dk green, good condition corduroy,casual set. $200, OBO 941-323-0182 CO U C H & L O VE S EAT Natuzzi Editions, Dk. Brown Leather $500 941-623-9755 CO U C H AND love seat Rattan set in good condition $250, OBO 248-330-4173 C URI O C ABINET 80 x 3 5x1 2 oak & glass, lit, lk new $200, OBO 941-214-8850 DININ G R OO M S ET TABLE, 2 LEAVES, GLASS HUTCH, 4 CHAIRS, LIKE NEW $200 941627-2278 DININ G S ET G lass top table & four chairs 62x42. $300, OBO 248-330-4173 DININ G S ET with lea f plus 4 matching chairs $50, OBO 941-637-6557 DININ G SO LID wood table & 6chrs/2 ext lvs + sideboard $450, OBO 941-323-0182 DINING TABLE & CHAIRS wood-quality $185 786-306-6335 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER For small stereo and 24in TV $45, OBO 941-764-0222 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Tville Villa Soleil burl veneer xcelnt $450 941-833-3314 HEAD & F OO T B O ARD white metal frame for queen size bed $60 718-986-3608 HEADB O ARD & DRE SS ER Twin size, Light Wood. $90 941-257-5500 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KIT C HEN TABLE 42Ž round brown tiles $100, OBO 941-830-2583 KIT C HEN TABLE KIT C HEN TABLE, 4 PADDED CHAIRS ON ROLLERS $100, OBO 941-6272278 L O FT BED Q ueen wth Bookcase 83Ž tall 1000lbs capacity New $300 941-585-6721 L O UN G E/TW O C HAIR S White wicker, good condition $150 941-423-9371 MATTRE SS Q UEEN & B O X. Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 O FFI C E C HAIR S O ne vinyl, one cloth. Gd. cond. $25, OBO 941-764-0222 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PATI O TABLE cushions 6 adj. chairs 2 ottomans. Beige. $100 715-439-0459 R OC KER all natural wood with high back $29 941-637-6557 TABLE & 4 chairs black wrought iron, wood table top $95 941-876-3878 TABLE4 2 Ž with 2 chairs on casters $50 718-986-3608 TABLE 5 roun d f o ldi ng l egs, Max Chief $75 941-496-9252 6035 FURNITURE TABLE 5 roun d f o ldi ng l egs, Max Chief $75 941-496-9252 TABLE w/drawer white with wheels like new $85 941-763-2581 TABLE WITH WHEELS WHITE LIKE NEW $75 941-763-2581 TABLE 4 c h a i rs, 2 24i n stoo l s whitewash wood, 42in glass top $275, OBO 941-249-5077 TINY R O LLT O P DE S K repurposed, purple, gold $75 941-258-4771 TV CO N SO LE f or 4 8 Žtv.dark doors.l/n $85 941235-2203 TV S TAND WI C KER White w/ 3 drawers & 1 shelf. Good cond. $28 941-889-7846 WALL MIRROR B eaut if u l (29Žx41Ž) beveled with gold frame. $23 941-889-7846 WALL MOUNT HEADBOARD Tommy Bahama style king Exc. condition $50 941-276-7980 W IND SO R R OC KER nichols & stone. Solid maple. Nice. $125 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS PRINTER EPSON 2540 SCAN FAX COPY NEEDS INK $10 941-575-8881 TRA C F O NE AL C ATEL Flip Tracfone with charger. Like new. $11 941-889-7846 TURNTABLE Akai ARB110 perfect $95 941-496-9252 TV S VARI O U S sizes, all working well $65, OBO 941-4239371 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO B OO MB O X RADI O Toshiba RT-6015 works. $50 941-258-4771 B OS E S PEAKER system with radio module,CD&DVD plus ca bles for TV connection. $140, OBO 847-648-6774 DVDS & VHS tapes M any to choose from-just make offergreat shape $1 941-445-5619 PI O NEER S X980 stereo receiver vintage 70Žs powerhouse f irst $375 239-209-7630 PR O JE C T O R SO NY TV 5 2 INCH EXCELLENT CONDITION $ 59 941-763-2581 S UBW OO FER S PEAKER Infinity 15Ž driver. $20 941-769-2343 T.V. 1 3 3 Ž S upersonic color TV. Great pic & cond. Retail $110. NOW $20 941-889-7846 TV 4 6 Ž S AM S UN G Smart TV Great Picture $145 310-508-8254 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT HP LA S ER Jet Printer HP Laser Jet Printer P1102W works good $40 941-276-6191 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES DRE SS E S (2) $75, OBO 941-830-2583 DRE SS E S O VER 1 00 T O CHOOSE FROM. S/M, E/C.B/O $100 941-628-3396 MINK STOLE overs i ze bl on d e $250, OBO 941-429-1573 PUR S E D OO NEY & B O URKE Black Satchel $250, OBO 941-429-1573 S LIPO N S Mens C ustom-made Brown Leather Worn Once 11.5 $30 941-276-1881 W ALLET HARLEY DAVID SO N w/chain.never used. $30 941-235-2203 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES ALWAY S BUYIN G ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 A NTI Q UE P OS T C ARD S EA C H $1 941-639-1517 A V O N B O TTLE S / 6 7 various each $2, OBO 941-423-9371 BIRDS IN YOUR GARDENŽ COLLECTIBLE PLATES (8) bar gain! $25 941-639-1517 B O WMAN C ARD S 1 9 4 9 very good call mornings $4, OBO 810-210-9553 BUYIN G O LD M O NEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 C HINA C ABINET Fantastic oak clawfoot Serpentine front China Cabinet 1st $275. (941)380-7224 COIN 1877 S S eate d Lib h a lf dollar Au condition great deal $195 941-214-8188 CO IN S Proo f and mint sets $7 781-956-8891 CO IN S R O LL 1 920 s wheat pennies w/dates in good cond $25 941-214-8188 DRE SS ER 5drawer. 2 on top. Marble, Walnut. Ex. $350 941-235-2203 DUCK COLLECTION 1980 s figurines-huge boxed bargain! $20 941-639-1517 FL O BLUE big pitcher and bowl plus 15 pieces $350 941-769-2389 IKE D O LLAR S silver proo f $10 781-956-8891 L.P. C LA SS I C vinyl Lionel Richie star @ American Idol cant slow down $25 941-214-8188 SILVER COINS u.s.s il ver co i ns $150 781-956-8891 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES L P ELVIS El v i s R a i se d on a Rock ex shape great collector $30 941-214-8188 L.P. S C LA SS I C Vinyl 33 s Rock,Soul,Blues more starting @ 1 $1 941-214-8188 L.P. S C LA SS I C vinyl 45s rock, soul, blues & more starting @1 $1 941-214-8188 LI C EN S E-PLATE S VINTA G E man cave collectors starting @ $5 $5 941-214-8188 MAN CAVE stu ff v i ntage b ar mirrors beer & wine starting @$25 $25 941-214-8188 MARILYN M O NR O E playing cards1976 MINT sealed 2 deck set w/case $35 941-474-1776 MI C KEY MANTLE Bob Clemente 1964 TOPPS Giant B.B.CARD $30 810-210-9553 SILVER DOLLARS 1878 to 1935 $25 781-956-8891 SILVER PROOF sets $35 781-956-8891 YOG I BERRA Willie Mays 1 9 75 TOPPS baseball cards call mornings $3, OBO 810-220-9553 6075 FRUITS & VEGETABLES T O MAT O PLANT S 5-1 0 Ž Ready for your spring garden! 2 for $3 941-258-2016 6090 MUSICAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR D ean w i t h hard shell case. $100 401-556 8689 DRUM SET N ewer, 5 p i ece set + $199, OBO 941-423-8243 ELECTRONIC TECHNIC ORGAN Model SX-F100, Mint, extras $2250. 941-380-7224 FENDER ELE C T. J O E WAL S H autographed Mex Made wall mount $475 941-408-7535 GUITAR WASHBURN accoustic elect. $285 786-306-6335 GUITAR YAMAHA FG700 VGC $120, OBO 941-244-7720 O VATI O N S HALL O W body case,amp like new 6 string. $450, OBO 941-408-7535 Y AMAHA KEYB O ARD es 3 5 3 Keyboard, stand and bench. Exc cond $200 941-295-6948 6095 MEDICAL 3 WHEEL WALKER w/BASKET & BRAKES NICE $60 941-268-8951 BATTERY C HAR G ER For Hoveround Motorized Chair. $100, OBO 941-875-5391 BED S IDE P O TTY Medlineholds 300 lbs-very solid great shape $15 941-445-5619 BED S UPP O RT CO UNT O UR 20Ž BACK FOAM BED WEDGE, $100 941-828-1048 LIFT C HAIR, Pride Dark G reen Fabric, Excellent Condition! $250.obo 941-493-7166 (Venice) ROLLATOR WALKER 4 w h ee l w/seat and storage basket, lv msg $60 941-303-2957 TRANSPORT WHEELCHAIR Like NEW $80 941-268-8951 W ALKER 4 wheel, metallic blue. $25 941-769-2343 W ALKER 4wheel w/Basket Brakes and Seat, like new $75 941-268-8951 W ALKER, DELUXE Folding, travel. Wheels front, sliders back. $25 989-473-2063 W HEEL C HAIR, Newer, great chair paid $350! $150, OBO 941-423-8243 6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY FA C IAL S PRAYMA C HINE Oxygenating skin treatmenT $69 941-763-2581 6110 TREES & PLANTS 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 TRAVEL CRIB/MATTRESS G r t Cd/Matt Only Used A Wk $125 253-678-9161 6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES 858C TOUR Cl ass i c I rons graphite shafts; 7 clubs; ne w grips $70, OBO 443-466-1101 ASS T GO LF C lubs Price ea.; call for info. $20, OBO 443-466-1101 CLEVELAND DRIVER Cl ass i c Graphite shaft; 10.5 degree; like new $50 443-466-1101 CLEVELAND LAUNCHER G o ld 5 wood 19* RH reg flex excel cond $40 941-488-7774 PUTCLASSFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU! FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 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ABSOLUTELYLIKENEW$ 4675. 941-830-4723 I CANHELPWITHDELIVERYNO TEXT PLEASE PASSION PINK Custom Build 2014 Club Car Precedent BRAND NEW BATTERIES Custom Pearl Pink Paint Tuck & Roll Upholstery NEW Yellow Jacket Cables NEW New Bushings NEW Folding Windshield NEW Head and Taillights NEW SS Wheel Covers New Rear Seat AVAIL. New Tires, Mirror Top and Charger STK#1823 $4995 941-769-1431 Delivery Inc. 25 MI. Visit NO TEXT PLEASE 6130 SPORTING GOODS CHEAP 6 p l s. gun ca bi net, glass sliding doors, can text pics $35 317-919-2223 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 FI S HIN G P O LE 75 00 penn reel and pole $75 610-905-7757 HELMET L a di es sm h a lf m / c Brand new. Never used. $50 941-716-1558 S EA Q UE S T R O LLIN G dive bag and weight holster sz. med. Like new $300 503-312-4024 S LEEPIN G BA G w/ground pad. in PG $10 941-347-7136 S WIM B O ARD S 2 boards, like new, support adult or child. $15 941-575-7793 S WI SS ARMY KNIFE New authentic WENGER Golf ProŽ $15 941-639-1517 W IL SO N PR O FILE TENNI S Racket, excellent condition, with cover $25 941-473-4828 6131FIREARMS Bushmaster AR w/extras incl 'bump' $1050; Amer Tactical AR w/extras $850; Ruger.357 GP100 $550; Ruger .17HMP NIB $465: Ruger .32 HR Mag cowboy $575. 941-235-2500 N O TI C E: S eller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. 6133 HUNTING & FISHING SUPPLIES 1 3  KAYAK Malibu, Sit-on-top,many extras, ex.cond. $495 941-223-9800 BAIT C A S TIN G Rod & Reels 2 items. Exc cond less than 50% of value. Left hand retrieve $125 941-639-5335 FI S HIN G P O LE 8 5 00 Penn reel and pole $95 610-905-7757 GUN CASE G un G uar d d ou bl e scoped rifle case. Exc Cond $70 941-639-5335 O UTRI GG ER S condition excellent $350, OBO 941-769-0792 6135 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES 2 WHEEL E xpens i ve Bik e M any features and gears $95 941580-4460 BICYCLE WOMANS El ectra Townie 21 speed, perfect condition, white $350 941-743-0649 BI C Y C LE W O MEN S HUFF Y Standard Good Tires $25 941 423-9371 BI C Y C LE, Womens S chwinn Deluxe seat 5 speed $25, OBO 610-207-3558 BI C Y C LE S M and W 26 in need tires and tubes all else good condition $30 941-662-5801 BIKE Adult. Nice selection o f quality great riding bikes each only $50 941-474-1776 BIKE RACK f or 2 BIKES TRUNK MOUNT $10 941-268-8951 BIKE RALEI G H Record LTD, Racing Bike, Like New! $185 941-257-5500 F O LDIN G BIKE S 3 Nice quality great riding folding bikes each only $45 941-474-1776 KENT PAM O NA mens 26 Ž aluminum 7 speed, front & rear shocks $90 941-303-2957 M O UNTAIN BIKE Vintage Hunter, hand welded frame. $60 941-769-2343 SCHWINN COLLIGATE 26Ž thin tire 3 speed fenders very good $45 941-629-6502 TREK 7500 h y b r id tre k 7500 hybrid v g condition $275, OBO 610-207-3558 TRI C Y C LE Adult 3 wheel bike, brand new, still in box! $275 941-524-1025 6138 TOYS/GAMES OG RVD O LL C amper Like New $30 941-258-4771 6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO PR O JE C TI O N SC REEN bye Dalite 40x40 w/metal stand like new in box $35 941-214-8188 6145 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES SPAS & MORE20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TENT SALESaturday 3/24 & Sunday 3/25 on NEW & USED MERCHANDISE! **SPAS & MORE** Family owned and operated for 20 years! Over 40 Spas to choose from. We take trades! We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 POOL COVER winder and new 14x28 cover $50 941-662-5801 6160 LAWN & GARDEN AIR COMPRESSOR B ost i tc h 6 gal. Pancake style 135 psi $75, OBO 941-485-0681 CHAIN SAW C ra f tsman 3 7 18Ž bar w/chain guard runs good $50 941-214-8188 C HAIN S AW Poulan Pro 20Ž 50c.c. NEW $200, OBO 941-485-0681 C uddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 FI S H P O ND with water f all, 30 gallon, can be put in ground, exc. cond. $65 941-627-9201 HEDGE TRIMMER 20Ž Bush Wacker Electric $25, OBO 941-485-0681 LAWN M O WER cra f tsman hi wheel push runs great $65, OBO 941-564-6062 LAWN MOWER CRAFTSMAN 21ŽHonda engine. Placida area $50 603-702-0221 LAWNM O WER TR O Y-BUILT 21Ž self-propelled 6.75 h.p. $130, OBO 941-485-0681 M O WER, MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30Ž CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 RIDIN G LAWN M O WER Lawn Chief 12.5hp 39Ž deck $250, OBO 941-485-0681 S HALL O W WELL pump 1/ 2 hp gouls with 20 gal bladder tank $150, OBO 585-590-1609 6161OUTDOOR LIVING LANAI S ET, 4 2 Ž round, 4 chairs. Exc. condition. $75 941-295-6948 PATI O L O VE S EAT Iron Taupe Decorative $110 941-624-0364 PATI O S ET G l. table, 6 alum. chairs w/cush., 2 ottomans. Nice. $90, obo 715-439-0459 PATI O S ET w/4 chairs and cushions $30 941-286-1170 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. 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Page 48 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 12 7160 HONDA 2014 HONDA ACCORD $14,990. GREEN, SPORT 50K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 H O NDA C R-V, $25,477. WHITE DIAMOND, 18K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $25,987 TAFFETA WHITE,EX-L 36K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA CR V $26,877 MODERN STEEL, 44K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $26,950 ALABASTER SILVER, 28K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA PILOT $28,477 WHITE DIAMOND, EX-L 48KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $28,477 WHITE DIAMOND, 39K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 8 H O NDA A CCO RD $29,987 STEEL METALLIC 2.0 4,312 MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA PILOT $30,950 BLACK PEARL, EX-L 31KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 17 H O NDA PIL O T $33,477 BLACK PEARL, EX-L, 7,832MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $36,477 LUNAR SILVER, 28KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 17 H O NDA PIL O T $43,950 LUNAR SILVER ELITE 5,716MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA A CCO RD EX 95KMIMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2007 HONDA ACCORD EX-LLOADED, EXCCONDITION, REDUCED! MAKE OFFER.941-626-7682dlr 7163 HYUNDAI 2014 HYUNDAI SANTA FE $16,990. BROWN, SPORT, 61K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 HYUNDAI S ANTEFE LIMITED ULTIMATE 1 Owner, 22k miles ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 0 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING SE 27K MI MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7165 INFINITI 20 14 INFINITI Q X 60 $23,990. SILVER, 57K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 7177 KIA 2012 KIA OPTIMA $9,950. Auto, AC. 941-650-8715 Dlr 7178 LEXUS 20 14 LEXU S C T200 H $20,990. BLACK, CERT, NAV, 37K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 0 LEXU S RX3 5 0 $20,990. GRAY, NAV, AWD, 55K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 200 4 LEXU S SC -4 30 $23,990. BLACK, NAV, 56K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 $24,911. GRAY, CERT, NAV,, 24K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 LEXU S E S 300 H $24,990. SILVER, NAV, CERT 52K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 LEXUS IS 250C $27,990. GRAY, NAV, CONV, 45K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 LEXU S GS 3 5 0 $28,950 ULTRA WHITE, 55K MI. 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 LEXUS ES 350 $29,911. SILVER, CERT, 26K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS RX 350 $31,990. 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Eddie Bauer,Lthr., Xtra Clean! 941-650-8715 Dlr 20 1 3 F O RD ED G E TITANIUM $16,800. 20Ž Chrome Wheels. 313-850-5887 Dlr 2017 HONDA HR V $19 800 Navigation, Loaded. 941-650-8715 Dlr 7330 BOATS-POWERED 27 1997 PRO-LINE Walk around cutty cabin 225hp Mercury. 350/hrs, stand up head, and many more extras. Great fishing & family boat. Excellent condition Only $15,000 941-268-3608 23.2 HURRICANE 200 2 Stroke Yamaha, All New Cushions, New Guages, New 12` Minn-Kota Talon. $13,500. 734-637-3526 22.5 1996AQUASPORT 225 10 hours on total rebuilt engine. Super Clean & Priced to Sell! $12,000 217-825-6642 21 BOSTON WHALER Mercury 200 Optimax. Magic Loader Tandem Aluminum Trailer. Sunbrella Cover. $24,995 obo 724-612-8305 19 2009 STARCRAFT DECKBOAT Limited, Merc 115 OPTI, Low hours, very clean $14,450. 17 1996 Mako CC, 90 Evinrude, clean & runs very good. $4300 941-637-9274 18 2013 TRACKER NEWBIMINI, FF W/ GPS, 150HP MERC4 STROKEW/ LESSTHEN50 HOURS. LOTSOFEXTRAS!!! 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Social media is a powerful force for mid-level and senior executives, particularly if youre looking for a new position. According to Social Talents Global Recruiting Survey, 37 percent of recruiters found new hires through social media in 2016 „ so if you dont have some kind of social presence, youre likely missing out on opportunities. But the social media landscape is also a confusing world. Do you need a Twitter account? Should you be on Instagram? The answers vary, depending on your industry and what youre trying to achieve. From building your professional brand to connecting with in”uencers who could help your job search, each platform has its own merit, and ultimately, its up to you to decide how much effort you want to devote to each one, and which will bene“t you most. To get a better sense of what each one has to offer, we answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. What platforms should I be on? 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The News Wire Sunday, April 1, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER SPRING BREAK OFFERS FIRST LADY REFUGE FROM AFFAIR HEADLINESSee page 5. AP PHOTOSRelatives and Fateh masked militants carry the body of Hamdan Abu Amsha, 23, during his funeral in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Saturday. Israel will target terror organizationsŽ in Gaza if violence along the territorys border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip „ Israel will target militant groups inside Gaza if violence along the territorys border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned on Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. Small groups of Palestinians threw stones in several areas near the fence Saturday, drawing Israeli “re that injured 25 people, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Fridays mass marches were largely led by Gazas ruling Hamas group and touted as the launch of a sixweek-long protest campaign against a sti”ing decade-old blockade of the territory. Protests are to culminate in a large border march on May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel founding. The date is mourned by Palestinians as their nakba,Žor catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted in the 1948 Mideast war over Israels creation. Palestinian health of“cials said 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli “re and more than 750 hit by live rounds Friday, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas. It appears unlikely protests will continue at such a scale, with larger turnouts expected after Friday noon prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week. Organizers set up “ve tent encampments, each several hundred meters from the border to serve as launch points for protest. Small crowds approached the fence at several locations Saturday, including east of Gaza City. Some young men broke away, throwing stones at Israeli soldiers on the other side of the fence, drawing live rounds and tear gas. In two separate incidents, an Associated Press reporter saw two men who walked close to the fence get shot in the legs by soldiers. In Fridays confrontations, large crowds had gathered near the fence, Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go onBy FARES AKRAM and ARON HELLERASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES „ President Donald Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of “ve ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who ”ed the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their families four decades ago. In a tweet Trump referred to Brown as Moonbeam,Ž referencing a nickname a newspaper columnist coined for him in the 1970s. Trump then listed the ex-convicts crimes before they were pardoned Friday. They include misdemeanor domestic violence, drug possession, and kidnapping and robbery. Trump wrote: Is this really what the great people of California want?Ž A spokesman for Brown responded to a request for comment with more information about the “ve men but did not directly address Trumps criticism. In a news release about the pardons on Friday, the governors of“ce said that those granted pardons all completed their sentences years ago and the majority were convicted of drug-related or other non-violent crimes.Ž Pardons are not granted unless they are earned,Ž the governors of“ce said. Browns pardons marked the third time the Democrat has intervened on behalf of immigrants who were deported or faced deportation over convictions. Brown has accused the Trump administration of basically going to warŽ with California over immigration policy. Browns pardons dont automatically stop deportation proceedings, but eliminate the convictions on which authorities based their deportation. Trump has been criticized for his own pardon, that of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last year of a misdemeanor contempt charge for ”outing the courts in carrying out his signature immigration patrols. Trumps pardon spared Arpaio from a possible jail sentence. The 85-year-old longtime lawman announced a run for Senate in January.Trump blasts Gov. Brown immigrant pardonsBy AMANDA LEE MYERS and PAUL ELIASASSOCIATED PRESSBOSTON „ Jonathan Garlands fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood. But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didnt see many who looked like him „ there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures. If you do something simple like Google architects and you go to the images tab, youre primarily going to see white males,Ž said Garland, 35, whos worked at Boston and New York architectural “rms. Thats the image, thats the brand, thats the look of an architect.Ž And thats not uncommon in other lucrative “elds, 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King „ a leader in the “ght for equal-employment opportunities „ was assassinated. An Associated Press analysis of government data has found that black workers are chronically underrepresented compared with whites in high-salary jobs in technology, business, life sciences, and architecture and engineering, among other areas. Instead, many black workers “nd jobs in low-wage, lessprestigious “elds where theyre overrepresented, such as food service or preparation, building maintenance and of“ce work, the AP analysis found. In one of his “nal speeches, King described the Other America,Ž where unemployment and underemployment created a fatigue of despairŽ for AfricanAmericans. Despite economic progress for blacks in areas such as incomes and graduation rates, some experts say many African-Americans remain part of this Other AmericaŽ „ with little hope of attaining top professional jobs, thanks to systemic yet subtle racism. The AP analysis found that a white worker had a far better chance than a black one of holding a job in the 11 categories with the highest median annual salaries, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ratio of white-to-black workers is about 10to-1 in management, 8-to-1 in computers and mathematics, 12-to-1 in law, and 7-to-1 in education „ compared with a ratio of 5.5 white workers for every black LONDON „ Hundreds of people lined the streets of the English city of Cambridge on Saturday, breaking into applause as the hearse carrying the remains of famed British scientist Stephen Hawking arrived at the church. Some 500 guests had been invited to the private funeral at St. Mary the Great church for the service honoring Hawking, who died on March 14 at age 76 after capturing popular imagination with his writings about space and time. Actor Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything,Ž gave a reading from Ecclesiastes during the service. There was also a reading by Astronomer Royal Martin Reese and eulogies by one of Hawkings children and a former student. The bell at Great St. Marys, as the church is known locally, tolled 76 times at the start of the service. A private reception was being held later at Trinity College. The service was of“ciated by the Rev. Cally Hammond, Dean of Cambridge Universitys Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking was a fellow for 52 years. Flags were lowered to AP analysis: Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobsHundreds line streets to honor Stephen HawkingBy BOB SALSBERG and ANGELIKI KASTANISASSOCIATED PRESSBy GREGORY KATZASSOCIATED PRESS HONOR | 4 JOBS | 4 ISRAEL | 4 PARDONS | 4 AP PHOTOArchitect Jonathan Garland poses for a photo on the construction site of a building he helped design in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday. JOE GIDDENS/PA VIA APThe con of Professor Stephen Hawking arrives at University Church of St. Mary the Great as mourners gather to pay their respects, in Cambridge, England, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA shower and t-storm around Mainly clearHIGH 85 LOW 6360% chance of rain 10% chance of rainPartly sunny85 / 6425% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESunny to partly cloudy and pleasant87 / 6425% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny and pleasant85 / 645% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny with a shower in the area85 / 6240% chance of rain FRIDAYTimes of clouds and sun with a shower82 / 6055% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 6 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 330-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE667688848779Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 0.53Ž Normal month to date 3.28Ž Year to date 3.17Ž Normal year to date 7.51Ž Record 2.21Ž (1972) 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 3.81Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 8.49Ž Record 2.21Ž (1972) High/Low 76/67 Normal High/Low 82/59 Record High 90 (1981) Record Low 40 (1971) High/Low 73/66 High/Low 75/70 Normal High/Low 79/60 Record High 88 (2002) Record Low 44 (1971)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 75 55 pc 76 61 s Bradenton 81 65 t 81 66 pc Clearwater 79 66 t 81 67 s Coral Springs 82 68 t 83 70 pc Daytona Beach 79 62 t 81 64 pc Fort Lauderdale 81 71 t 82 72 pc Fort Myers 84 64 t 86 65 pc Gainesville 82 56 pc 85 61 pc Jacksonville 77 55 pc 82 60 pc Key Largo 79 71 pc 80 72 s Key West 81 71 pc 82 72 s Lakeland 83 62 t 85 65 pc Melbourne 82 65 t 83 67 pc Miami 81 69 t 83 70 s Naples 84 63 t 83 65 sh Ocala 83 58 t 84 61 s Okeechobee 81 61 t 82 63 pc Orlando 83 62 t 86 64 pc Panama City 76 54 pc 76 58 pc Pensacola 77 60 pc 78 65 pc Pompano Beach 80 71 t 82 72 pc St. Augustine 73 59 pc 77 62 s St. Petersburg 83 65 t 83 67 s Sarasota 81 62 t 81 64 pc Tallahassee 82 48 pc 83 54 pc Tampa 82 67 t 83 68 pc Vero Beach 81 64 t 83 65 pc West Palm Beach 80 68 t 82 69 s Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 4:36a 10:44a 4:23p 11:23p Mon. 5:21a 11:06a 4:43p --Today 3:13a 9:00a 3:00p 9:39p Mon. 3:58a 9:22a 3:20p 10:21p Today 2:11a 7:49a 2:02p 8:23p Mon. 3:04a 8:15a 2:24p 9:08p Today 5:08a 11:13a 4:55p 11:52p Mon. 5:53a 11:35a 5:15p --Today 1:28a 7:39a 1:15p 8:18p Mon. 2:13a 8:01a 1:35p 9:00p ESE 4-8 1-2 Light ENE 7-14 1-2 LightFt. Myers 84/64 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 87/61 storms afternoon Sarasota 81/62 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Apr 8 New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Today 9:06 p.m. 8:16 a.m. Monday 10:03 p.m. 8:54 a.m. Today 7:19 a.m. 7:46 p.m. Monday 7:18 a.m. 7:46 p.m. Today 7:03a 12:51a 7:27p 1:15p Mon. 7:54a 1:43a 8:18p 2:06p Tue. 8:47a 2:35a 9:10p 2:59p Monterrey 91/64 Chihuahua 89/55 Los Angeles 70/55 Washington 64/41 New York 58/35 Miami 81/69 Atlanta 77/55 Detroit 43/24 Houston 82/66 Kansas City 32/21 Chicago 37/22 Minneapolis 32/19 El Paso 86/59 Denver 60/36 Billings 43/28 San Francisco 67/53 Seattle 50/35 Toronto 39/24 Montreal 39/24 Winnipeg 27/6 Ottawa 36/21 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: 04/1/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 74 50 s 76 50 c Anchorage 42 24 s 38 17 s Atlanta 77 55 s 79 59 pc Baltimore 62 34 c 49 39 c Billings 43 28 pc 32 15 sn Birmingham 79 54 pc 79 61 pc Boise 63 36 pc 46 30 c Boston 55 33 pc 45 34 sn Buffalo 36 27 c 43 33 pc Burlington, VT 42 24 pc 43 29 pc Charleston, WV 51 37 c 57 51 c Charlotte 76 56 pc 80 56 c Chicago 37 22 pc 47 37 pc Cincinnati 50 32 c 52 48 pc Cleveland 39 28 c 46 37 pc Columbia, SC 79 55 s 83 59 pc Columbus, OH 49 29 pc 51 44 pc Concord, NH 52 26 pc 48 27 pc Dallas 80 57 pc 69 61 c Denver 60 36 pc 73 25 pc Des Moines 37 23 pc 43 34 c Detroit 43 24 pc 46 34 pc Duluth 31 10 pc 35 21 sn Fairbanks 35 6 pc 27 7 pc Fargo 25 14 pc 33 11 sn Hartford 56 29 pc 50 32 sn Helena 47 27 pc 35 19 sn Honolulu 82 72 pc 80 72 sh Houston 82 66 pc 83 69 c Indianapolis 43 24 pc 50 44 pc Jackson, MS 79 54 pc 80 62 pc Kansas City 32 21 sn 42 36 c Knoxville 67 53 c 70 57 c Las Vegas 84 60 pc 84 59 s Los Angeles 70 55 pc 67 55 pc Louisville 53 37 r 58 52 pc Memphis 62 47 t 70 64 c Milwaukee 36 23 pc 41 33 pc Minneapolis 32 19 pc 36 28 sn Montgomery 80 52 s 81 59 pc Nashville 62 45 r 67 60 c New Orleans 78 62 pc 82 68 c New York City 58 35 pc 46 37 sn Norfolk, VA 69 52 c 58 44 sh Oklahoma City 44 32 t 60 56 c Omaha 35 23 sn 41 33 c Philadelphia 61 36 pc 47 37 sn Phoenix 91 63 s 88 62 pc Pittsburgh 46 29 pc 49 41 pc Portland, ME 53 29 pc 43 31 s Portland, OR 50 37 r 53 35 pc Providence 59 32 c 46 33 sn Raleigh 73 53 pc 71 50 c Salt Lake City 69 51 s 61 32 c St. Louis 39 27 sn 46 44 r San Antonio 82 68 pc 83 69 c San Diego 67 58 pc 66 58 pc San Francisco 67 53 pc 65 50 s Seattle 50 35 r 53 38 r Washington, DC 64 41 c 51 43 r Amsterdam 47 35 sh 51 48 r Baghdad 82 58 s 84 60 s Beijing 82 54 pc 85 54 s Berlin 39 29 sn 47 36 pc Buenos Aires 76 59 c 76 59 c Cairo 81 59 s 86 61 c Calgary 21 7 c 21 4 pc Cancun 84 72 pc 84 73 pc Dublin 43 38 r 50 43 r Edmonton 21 -1 s 21 -2 s Halifax 46 29 r 42 27 c Kiev 63 40 sh 46 35 sh London 49 42 r 53 48 r Madrid 63 46 pc 67 50 c Mexico City 78 54 s 82 57 pc Montreal 39 24 c 39 27 pc Ottawa 36 21 pc 40 26 pc Paris 52 43 sh 61 49 pc Regina 20 -1 c 16 -4 pc Rio de Janeiro 91 78 c 92 77 c Rome 61 43 pc 61 47 pc St. Johns 39 33 pc 40 23 pc San Juan 83 73 pc 85 75 pc Sydney 85 70 pc 89 68 pc Tokyo 69 57 pc 70 58 s Toronto 39 24 pc 45 30 s Vancouver 48 34 pc 49 37 s Winnipeg 27 6 pc 19 -5 pcHigh ............. 89 at Palm Springs, CALow .......................... -8 at Rugby, ND(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)69The snowiest April ever in New England began on April 1, 1874; 60 inches of snow accumulated in parts of Vermont. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 3 FINANCE Dear Mr. Berko: Could you comment on the changes in tax law that affect alimony payments? As a soon-to-bedivorced 52-year-old man, how do they affect me? I will take a huge hit after we sign our divorce papers, though fortunately, its a friendly divorce after 26 years and three kids. I have taken a powder in the market and need to be more conservative. I have about $60,000 in cash and would like to buy three utilities that have a good record of dividend growth and some appreciation potential. Which utilities would you recommend? „ DT, Erie, Pa. Dear DT: Right now, alimony payments are deductible from the payers gross income and included as a taxable item in the recipients income. But the new tax law changes the playing “eld for alimony, which my dad de“ned as bounty from the mutiny.Ž It seems that alimony wont be a taxable deduction for the payer, nor will it be taxed as income for the payee on a divorce agreement signed after 2018. Alimony recipients after 2018 wont be required to report alimony payments as income. In other words, the money paid to a spouse (with an agreement signed in 2019 or after) will accrue to the payee without tax liability. However, the payer will not get to deduct the alimony payments to the payee. This suggests, according to my certi“ed public accountant, who I suspect works for the IRS, that the treatment of alimony will be similar to that of child support. This change in tax law signi“cantly affects the economics of divorce and affects both parties. Because alimony will not be a deductible tax item, it encourages the payer to negotiate smaller payments. As I said, all divorce and separation agreements signed in 2018 or before still allow for deductions. But for 2019 and after, whammo! It stops as abruptly as a rabbits tail. So yes, if your agreement was signed this year, you can deduct your alimony payments, and your ex-wife will have to pay taxes on the amount she received. But I strongly recommend that you consult a CPA or a lawyer before you rely on this advice. Theres more to it than my brief explanation, and a mistake could force you to move to a condo in North Dakota. Each of the following utilities yields 4.5 percent or better. Each has raised its dividend for at least the past 10 years, and I believe that the dividend increases will continue. Open an account with Charles Schwab or a similar discount broker, with which the acquisition costs will be under $10 for the entire kit and caboodle. Be sure to reinvest the dividends on each stock. This will buy you additional shares each quarter and dramatically improve your total return when youre ready for Social Security. Dominion Energy is a holding company for Virginia Electric and Power Co. and others, with 2.6 million electric customers and 2.3 million gas customers. I like Dominion Energy (D-$68.40), which yields 4.9 percent, has more than doubled revenues since 2003 and has increased its dividend from $1.09 in 2003 to $3.34 today. If you reinvest all the dividends and if the past is prologue, D, which has increased its dividend in each of the past 13 years, will give you a remarkable return. Credit Suisse has an outperformŽ rating on Dominion. I also like Duke Energy (DUK-$76.40), which is a holding company representing 7.4 million electricity consumers in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and South Carolina. Earnings of $4.80 a share this year are impressive, and the $3.56 dividend, which yields 4.5 percent, has been raised yearly since 2007. Value Line thinks DUK could be a $100 stock by 2022. Southern Co. (SO-$44) is a $23 billion-revenue company, and its $2.32 dividend yields a swell 5.2 percent. And SOs dividend has increased annually since 2000. SO provides power to 4.6 million customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. And it also provides gas to 4.5 million customers in New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and Tennessee. Standard & Poors has an outperformŽ rating on SO. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at and Utilities Malcolm Berko Drug companies want Supreme Court to take eye drop disputeWASHINGTON (AP) „ The Supreme Court is being asked to take a case about whether eye drops are too big. Dont roll your eyes. Major players in Americans medicine cabinets are now asking the high court to take the case. On the other side are patients using the companies drops to treat glaucoma and other eye conditions. They say drug companies bottles dispense drops that are too large, leaving wasted medication running down their faces. They say they would pay less for their treatment if the bottles were designed to dispense smaller drops and argue they should be able to sue. Drug companies say the patients argument is based on speculation and a hypothetical bottle. They point out that the size of their drops was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.German minister confident of US trade compromiseBERLIN (AP) „ Germanys economy minister says he is con“dent that Europe and the United States can reach a sensible compromiseŽ by summer to resolve tensions over trade. President Donald Trumps administration has granted the European Union an exemption from punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but only until May 1. Several European leaders have criticized the little time that leaves for talks. German weekly Der Spiegel on Saturday quoted Economy Minister Peter Altmaier as saying that the EU and U.S. want to act together to counter the overcapacity in the global steel market that originated in China. Altmaier says they are seeking a common position on how to combat dumping prices and the theft of intellectual property. He said: We want to “nd solutions that are compatible with international trade rules.ŽNext Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale to be Aug. 15NEW ORLEANS (AP) „ The federal government will offer 77.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 15. An Interior Department statement Friday said the lease sale will include all 14,474 unleased tracts. Theyre in water 3 to 231 miles offshore, and in water from 9 feet to more than 2 miles deep. From 1984 until last year, one sale covered areas off Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and one leased tracts off Texas. Dwindling numbers of bidders prompted consolidation. Shortly before the “rst consolidated sale last August, the government dropped royalty rates for tracts in less than 660 feet of water to 12.5 percent because of low prices and the marginal nature of remaining tracts. The rate is 18.75 percent for other leases.Trump goes after Amazon over postal deliveryWASHINGTON (AP) „ President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer, calling its deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. In tweets Saturday, Trump calls the Amazon deal a post of“ce scam.Ž He writes that the U.S. Post Of“ce will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars.Ž Amazon lives and dies by shipping, and an increase in the rates it pays could certainly do some damage. Amazon sends packages via the post of“ce, FedEx, UPS and other services. But while the Postal Service has lost money for 11 years, package delivery is not the reason. 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Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Easter Sunday, April 1, the 91st day of 2018. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fools Day. Today in history On April 1, 1918 Britains Royal Air Force came into being toward the end of World War I as the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were merged into a single, independent entity. On this date In 1983 tens of thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators linked arms in a 14-mile human chain spanning three defense installations in rural England, including the Greenham Common U.S. Air Base. In 1984 recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before his 45th birthday. (The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and received probation.) In 1988 the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black HolesŽ by British physicist Stephen Hawking was first published in the United Kingdom and the United States by Bantam Books. In 1992 the National Hockey League Players Association went on its first-ever strike, which lasted 10 days. In 2003 American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed on March 23. Todays birthdays Actress Jane Powell is 89. Actor Don Hastings is 84. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 79. Actress Ali MacGraw is 79. Rhythm-andblues singer Rudolph Isley is 79. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 74. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 70. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 68. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 68. Actress Annette OToole is 66. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 65. Singer Susan Boyle is 57. Actor Jose Zuniga is 56. Country singer Woody Lee is 50. Bible verse Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.Ž „ John 14:6. Dont waste time trying something else. Be obedient. Believe only. You will be glad you took Him at His word. In him is life.Ž CINCINNATI „ An Ohio woman has given new meaning to baby on board. WXIX-TV reports Tiffany and Patrick Stone, of Camp Dennison, were headed to an Anderson Township hospital Friday morning not long after Tiffanys water broke for the delivery of their third child. But Ember Ray Stone wasnt willing to wait for a traditional setting to make her world debut. Patrick Stone pulled into a parking lot where Tiffany, while trying not to scare the couples two young children in the back seat, delivered Ember and helped her draw her first breath. The delivery occurred before Patrick Stone could bring the car to a stop. Embers first cries were heard on a 911 call. Mother and daughter are fine with Ember weighing in at 6.5 pounds.ODD NEWS Ohio woman brings baby on board on way to hospitalwith smaller groups of protesters rushing forward, throwing stones and burning tires. Israeli troops responded with live “re and rubber-coated steel pellets, while drones dropped tear gas from above. Soldiers with ri”es were perched on high earthen embankments overlooking the scene. Israels military initially claimed Friday that thousands of Palestinians are rioting in six locations throughout the Gaza Strip, rolling burning tires and hurling stones.Ž Video released by the army did not back such a description. On Saturday, the chief army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said that while thousands of Palestinians approached the border Friday, those engaged in stonethrowing were in the hundreds. Manelis denied soldiers used excessive force, saying those killed by Israeli troops were men between the ages of 18 and 30 who were involved in violence and belonged to militant factions. He alleged Gaza health of“cials exaggerated the number of wounded, and that several dozen at most were injured by live “re, with others suffering from tear gas inhalation or other types of injuries. Manelis said soldiers knew who they were shooting at and how many people were hit by live “re. The Gaza Health Ministry did not provide names and ages of those killed. Four of the 15 dead were members of the Hamas military wing, the group said Saturday. The group said a “fth member who was not on the Health Ministry list was killed near the border, and that Israel has the body. It said another man is also missing in the border area. Gaza Citys Shifa Hospital received 284 injured people Friday, the majority with bullet injuries, said spokesman Ayman Sahbani. He said 70 were under the age of 18 and 11 were women. He said 40 surgeries were performed Friday and that 50 were planned Saturday. These are all from live bullets that broke limbs or caused deep, open wounds with damage to nerves and veins,Ž he said. Among those recovering from surgery was 16-year-old Marwan Yassin who said he had thrown stones with a slingshot at the fence Friday and was shot in both legs. One leg was wrapped in bandages and the other had a cast and metal “xtures. Yassin said he would not return to the border because of the risks. His mother said at his bedside that she would forbid him from participating in future protests. Protest organizers have said mass marches would continue until the day of the nakba,Ž an anniversary with particular resonance in Gaza where the vast majority of 2 million residents are descendants of refugees. The day, May 15, will this year also coincide with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Manelis reiterated Saturday that Israel will not allow a massive breach of the fence into Israeli territory.Ž He said that Hamas and other Gaza militant groups are using protests as a cover for staging attacks. If violence continues, we will not be able to continue limiting our activity to the fence area and will act against these terror organizations in other places too,Ž he said.ISRAELFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli soldiers during a protest near the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Saturday. one in all jobs nationally. The top “ve high-paying “elds have a median income range of $65,000 to $100,000, compared with $36,000 for all occupations nationwide. In Boston „ a hub for technology and innovation, and home to prestigious universities „ white workers outnumber black ones by about 27-to-1 in computerand mathematics-related professions, compared with the overall ratio of 9.5-to-1 for workers in the city. Overall, Bostons ratio of white-to-black workers is wider than that of the nation in six of the top 10 high-income “elds. Boston „ where King had deep ties, earning his doctorate and meeting his wife „ has a history of racial discord. Eight years after Kings assassination, at the height of turbulent school desegregation, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph from an anti-busing rally at City Hall showed a white man attacking a black bystander with an American ”ag. The young victim was Theodore Landsmark. Hes now 71, a lawyer, an architect and director of Northeastern Universitys Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. He said structural discriminationŽ is the overarching cause of disproportionate race representation in highpaying “elds. Landsmark and others say gains are elusive for myriad reasons: Substandard schools in low-income neighborhoods. Whitedominated of“ce cliques. Boardrooms that prefer familiarity to diversity. Discriminatory hiring practices. Companies that claim a lack of quali“ed candidates but have no programs to train minority talent. In Atlanta, Kings hometown, the proportional representation of blackto-white workers is close to even in many “elds. Many reasons are cited. Atlanta has historically black colleges and universities such as Kings alma mater, Morehouse; the “rst black mayor, Maynard Jackson, pressed for policies helping black professionals after his 1973 election; and events like the 1996 Olympics opened doors for entrepreneurs of all races. Atlanta is an exception. For nearly all of the past half-century, black unemployment nationally has hovered at about twice that of whites. President Donald Trump touted on Twitter that Decembers 6.8 percent unemployment rate for blacks was the lowest in 45 years „ a number critics say ignores a greater reality. For example, in an economy that increasingly demands advanced degrees, D epartment of Education data shows that black representation among graduates in science, tech, engineering and mathematics peaked at 9.9 percent in 2010 and has been slowly declining. Today, Garland speaks at high schools and works at the DREAM Collaborative, which focuses on projects in lowincome neighborhoods. I know the barriers exist in other folks minds, and I have to disprove that,Ž he said. I keep myself focused on the issues.ŽJOBSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOTheodore Landsmark, lawyer, architect and director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University poses for a photo in his oce in Boston, Tuesday.half-mast in many parts of Cambridge to pay tribute to Hawking. Hawking, who suffered from motor neurone disease, was known for his groundbreaking research into black holes and other phenomena. He persevered for decades, writing ground-breaking work even as he gradually lost control of his muscles. He was also a best-selling author and pop culture “gure known for, among other things, his appearance on The SimpsonsŽ television show. Hawking will be cremated at a later date and his ashes are to be interred at Londons Westminster Abbey near the remains of fellow scientist Isaac Newton.HONORFROM PAGE 1 JOE GIDDENS/ PA VIA APAbove: The hearse containing Professor Stephen Hawking arrives at University Church of St. Mary the Great as mourners gather to pay their respects, in Cambridge, England, Saturday. Those pardoned Friday by Brown included Sokha Chhan and Phann Pheach, who face deportation to Cambodia, a country ruled in the 1970s by the genocidal Khmer Rouge. Chhan was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in 2002 and served about a year in jail. Pheach was convicted of possessing drugs and obstructing a police of“cer in 2005 and served six months in jail. His wife said he is in federal custody. Also pardoned was Daniel Maher, who served “ve years in prison stemming from the 1994 armed robbery of a San Jose auto parts store. He was convicted of kidnapping, robbery and being a felon in possession of a “rearm in the case. Maher is facing deportation to China, where he has never lived. Maher is from Macau, which became part of China after his family immigrated to California when he was 3. Also pardoned while facing deportation were Daniel Mena and Francisco Acevedo Alaniz. Mena served three years of probation after being convicted of possessing illegal drugs in 2003. Alaniz served “ve months in prison for a 1997 car theft conviction. The governor is a former Jesuit seminarian and traditionally issues pardons close to major Christian holidays. Easter falls on Sunday. Californias longest-serving governor has now issued 1,519 pardons, including 404 during his “rst two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983.PARDONSFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this April 23, 1965 le photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., under umbrella at left, addresses civil rights marchers on Boston Common after a march from the Roxbury section of the city to protest segregation in schools, unequal employment and housing concerns.


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 5 NATION CZARSAIDYESAPRIORI POSEDARMHOLEROUNDER ROSIEMISSUSAALLUDES MEGATSDEFGOES ENROUTETOAPODEGAS BANMONAMIKRONARIP ALONEGRANNIESCAMERA BINGIHEARTISEEIT ACTORSPLAYSPEDUNCLE REVBURRITODOLTUEYS MINIONSMONKEYS DOPEKPMGFINESSETBA ENHANCEDFACTSTHUMBS LEANTOARENDTRIGA EARTHSTEAGREENANNUM TCMTREATOLDESTUNI ETATSESLEPLURIBUS RUDETWAFRENZY GEMINISAIRFLOWSWEAR ITSONMELINEARATERRY TANSIESKUSHNERDONEANSWERS to crosswordWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. „ Spring break couldnt have come at a better time for Melania Trump. With fresh details spilling into the headlines daily about how Donald Trump allegedly cheated on her early in their marriage, the former model escaped the intense glare by spending the past week at the familys estate in Palm Beach, Florida, with their 12-year-old son, Barron. But even then, there was no perfect refuge from the attention to recent legal activity related to the presidents past conduct with women. On Mrs. Trumps “rst full day away, when the president also was at their Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump had dinner not with her but with attorney Michael Cohen „ who paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep her from going public with her story of a 2006 tryst with Trump. The Trumps did dine together on Thursday night after the president returned to Florida, with boxing promoter Don King stopping by to chat. Some say the “rst lady should exit her 13-year union with Trump, much like Hillary Clinton was urged to do after President Bill Clintons affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky became public in the late 1990s. Melania should do for this generation of girls what Hillary Clinton did not do for mine and leave her jerk of a husband,Ž conservative commentator S.E. Cupp wrote in an opinion piece that recently was splashed across the front page of the New York Daily News „ one of Trumps hometown newspapers „ with the headline Dump Trump!Ž Trump himself recently joked about the possibility of his wife leaving him. She was seated at the head table at a Washington dinner last month where the president, in a speech that traditionally pokes at friends and adversaries, addressed the heavy staff churn at the White House. Now the question everyone keeps asking is, Whos going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?Ž he said, referring to policy adviser Stephen Miller. That is terrible honey, but you love me, right?Ž A Marist-McClatchy Poll in February found the public divided on the issue. Forty-three percent said the “rst lady should stay married, 34 percent said she should leave her husband and 23 percent werent sure what she should do. Through it all, Mrs. Trump has kept a steely silence on claims by Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal that they had sexual relationships with Tr ump that began in 2006 just after the future “rst lady gave birth. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, responded to questions about Daniels and McDougal by saying the “rst lady is focused on being a momŽ and spent the break working on future projects, including Mondays annual White House Easter Egg Roll and the coming state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Mrs. Trump kept up an everythings-normal Twitter feed during the week, posting about her recent participation in the State Departments courage awards, a White House discussion she had convened on cyberbullying, an upcoming opioids exhibit near the White House, White House garden tours and her surprise visit to a Florida hospital Thursday to deliver Easter baskets to young patients. She is silent now on her husbands dealings with other women, but has traversed this awkward terrain before. People think and talk about me like, Oh Melania, Oh poor Melania,Ž she told CNN in a 2016 interview. Dont feel sorry for me. I can handle everything.Ž She gave that interview after Trump was heard on a decade-old audiotape describing how he had grabbed women by their genitals and kissed them without permission. Trump at the time also faced accusations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women. He has called the womens charges false, and said he was engaging in locker-room talkŽ on the tape. Some fault Mrs. Trump for making the politically freighted choiceŽ of going ahead with what the White House said is her traditional spring break getaway. Iowa State University history professor Stacy Cordery said most people will forgive an erring man when his wife stands by him. But we dont see any evidence of her standing by him in that way. Even though shes an extremely private person, she could still appear at his side, but shes choosing not to,Ž added Cordery, a “rst lady scholar. The allegations dont appear to have hurt Trump politically. The White House often notes that Trump was elected even though voters knew about sexual misconduct allegations against him. Trumps approval rating, meanwhile, is up 7 points since last month to 42 percent, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Friends say the “rst lady, who met Trump while his divorce from his second wife was being “nalized, can handle whats coming at her. The “rst lady is very strong. Shes, unfortunately, used to attacks of fake news,Ž said Paolo Zampolli, her friend and former modeling agent.Spring break offers first lady refuge from affair headlinesBy DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla con“rmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, despite several warnings from the vehicle. Tesla Inc. tells drivers that its Autopilot system, which can keep speed, change lanes and self-park, requires drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel in order to take control of the vehicle to avoid accidents. Tesla said its vehicle logs show the driver took no action to stop the Model X SUV from crashing into a concrete lane divider. Photographs of the SUV show that the front of the vehicle was demolished; its hood was ripped off; and its front wheels were scattered on the freeway. The vehicle also caught “re, though Tesla said no one was in the vehicle when that happened. The company said the crash was made worse by a missing or damaged safety shield on the end of the freeway barrier that is supposed to reduce the impact into the concrete lane divider. The crash happened in Mountain View, in Californias Silicon Valley. The driver was Walter Huang, 38, a software engineer for Apple. None of this changes how devastating an event like this is or how much we feel for our customers family and friends,Ž Tesla said on its website late Friday. Earlier this month, a self-driving Volvo SUV being tested by ridehailing service Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Tesla Inc. defended its Autopilot feature, saying that while it doesnt prevent all accidents, it makes them less likely to occur than vehicles without it. Federal investigators are looking into last weeks crash, as well a separate crash in January of a Tesla Model S that may have been operating under the Autopilot system.Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on AutopilotASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 23, le photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. Kentucky governor wins initial round in social media fightLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) „ Kentuckys governor has won an initial round in his court “ght with a civil-liberties group thats suing him for blocking people from his Facebook and Twitter accounts. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove denied plaintiffs request for a preliminary injunction to prev ent the Republican from blocking anyone from his social media accounts. The judge ruled Friday that allowing access to anyone could shut down the accounts by ”ooding them with internet spam. He said Bevin isnt suppressing speech, but culling his accounts to present a public image that he desires.Ž Bevins attorneys say he welcomes positive and negative comments that stick to his chosen topics and are not obscene or abusive. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says it will continue “ghting what it sees as a free-speech violation.Trumps former home with Ivana listed for $45 millionGREENWICH, Conn. (AP) „ A property once owned by President Donald Trump and Ivana Trump is back on the market for $45 million. The Wall Street Journal reports the Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion shared by the now president and his then-wife is relisted. Owners Robert and Suzanne Steinberg have been trying to sell the 20,000-square-foot house for years. The home is listed as having eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and eight “replaces. It also features a putting green, swimming pool and dock leading to the Long Island Sound. Coldwell Banker says the Depression-era home was purchased by Donald and Ivana Trump in the early 1980s for $4 million. The couple divorced in 1992. Ivana Trump sold it to the Steinbergs for $15 million in 1998.Police: 11-year-old driver killed when truck hits treeCULLEN, La. (AP) „ Louisiana State Police say an 11-year-old has died after the speeding pickup truck he was driving hit a tree. Trooper Glenn Younger says in a news release that Clark James Davis was the only person in the 1993 Ford Ranger when it went off Louisiana Highway 802 about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in Webster Parish. The release says the boy was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the truck. It did not say why the boy was driving alone at night. Younger says the boy was from Webster Parish but did not give his home town. The crash occurred about 5 miles south of the Arkansas state line. He says investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash.School wont be renamed after alum who donated $25 millionABINGTON, Pa. (AP) „ A Philadelphia-area high school wont be renamed after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation after all. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Superintendent Amy Sichel of the Abington School District said in a letter Saturday that the district had re versed its plan to name Montgomery Countys Abington Senior High School after Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman. Sichel said most of the community wasnt opposed to the name change, but representatives of the donor agreed that nothing should detract from the gifts mission to improve the school. She said the donors representatives agree that the schools name should remain as is.Ž The Blackstone Group is a global private equity “rm based in New York. Schwarzman starred in track at Abington and won the student council presidency.Man whose estate got $1.5M settlement faced federal scrutinyCHICAGO (AP) „ A man whose family was paid $1.5 million by the city of Chicago after he died in police custody was under federal investigation at the time. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin Cook was a member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang. Records show he was one of three unindicted co-conspirators named in a racketeering indictment. That case allegedly ties 11 gang members to six slayings, along with several robberies, batteries and drug-related offenses. Its set for trial next year. The 29-year-old Cook died in 2014 after police allegedly refused to give him his inhaler as he suffered an asthma attack after being arrested. His estate sued the city and three of“cers. City of“cials authorized the settlement in 2016.Funeral held for NYC firefighter who died in IraqNEW YORK (AP) „ A funeral is being held on Long Island for an Air Force master sergeant and New York City “re“ghter who had faced bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and hurricanes in Texas and the Caribbean. Christopher Raguso always came home to Long Island, alive „ except this last time. On Saturday, his ”agdraped casket arrived atop a “re engine at a Roman Catholic church in the Suffolk County hamlet of Kings Park. The 39-year-old lieutenant in the New York Fire Department was also a volunteer “re“ghter in nearby Commack, where he lived with his wife and two daughters. He was killed on March 15 in a military helicopter crash in Iraq that took the lives of seven National Guard members including that of another FDNY “re“ghter, Capt. Christopher TrippŽ Zanetis.Tennessee pastor accused of molesting several childrenNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) „ A longtime pastor has been returned to Tennessee to face charges that he molested several children during his time leading a Nashville congregation. Media reports say Matthew Dennis Patterson was arrested March 8 by Nashville police in Pennsylvania, where he moved after leaving the Tennessee church last September. Patterson was extradited to Nashville on Friday. He served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church. After his resignation, authorities say church members went to police with complaints about his requests to engage in strange activitiesŽ with children. According to a police statement, children told adult church members that Patterson had asked them to sit on his face and stomach, sometimes in their underwear. Patterson has been indicted on eight counts of aggravated sexual battery. Police say each count is linked to a different child.Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probeCLEVELAND (AP) „ The federal government wants to seize $3.5 million in assets from the owner of two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers alleging he conducted an extensive Medicaid fraud billing scheme from 2015 to 2017. The U.S. Attorneys Of“ce in Cleveland “led a forfeiture complaint last week against 38-year-old Ryan Sheridan. No charges have been “led against Sheridan. His attorney didnt return messages seeking comment. U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman says theres an ongoing investigation into fraud and money laundering at Sheridans Braking Point Recovery Services centers in suburban Youngstown and suburban Columbus. They centers were shut down in October 2017 during raids by federal and state investigators. A complaint says Braking Point received $31 million in Medicaid reimbursements from 135,000 claims between 2015 and 2017. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


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(N)FOX 13 10:00 News The top news stories are updated. (N) FOX 13 11:00 News News, sports, weather and traffic.(N) PBS E F 30-3-333-Ancient Roads From Christ to Constantine: Constantine Rome fails. Father Brown: The Crimson Feather (TV14) Call the Midwife Violet & Fred organize a beauty contest.(TV14) (N)Masterpiece: The Child in Time An authors young daughter disappears. (TVPG) (N) Masterpce. Behind-the-sce nes. Rick Steves Special: European Easter Easter traditions. (TV G) (R) PBS E F #3173---3PBS Newshour Weekend (N)WEDU Arts Plus (TV G) (R)Father Brown: The Tree of Truth (TV14) Call the Midwife Violet & Fred organize a beauty contest.(TV14) (N)Masterpiece: The Child in Time An authors young daughter disappears. (TVPG) (N) Masterpce. Behind-the-sce nes. A Place to Call Home: Living in the Shadow (R) CW E F 46---6216-The Goldbergs: Deadheads News (N) Bang Finding new friends. Bang Leonards choice. 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Kennedys (R) CSPAN181818183712109NewsmkrReligious Freedom (N)Q&A (N) Questions(:40) Public Affairs Events (R) Q&A (R) FNC646464644871118FOX Report Sun. (N)FOX News Legends (N) Next Revolution (N)Life, Liberty & Levin (N)Legends (R) MSNBC8383838318540103Meet the Press Kasie DC Capitol Hill news. (N) Headliners (N) NBC News Special Civil rights. (R) SNN66611---WeekendWeekendAging GMatter (N)WeekendWeekendWeekendWeekend WeekendWeekendWeekendArchives M U I M E R PENC150150150150150150350(4:58) Notting Hill (99, Romance) Movie star falls for book store owner.(:04) Rudy (93, Drama) aaac Sean Astin, Ned Beatty. A student from a blue-collar town dreams of playing football for Notre Dame. (PG) Legally Blonde (01) aac A frivolous college student gets serious about law when she enrolls in Harvard. (:39) Rush Hour 2 (01) aaa Detectives Lee and Carter investigate a conspiracy involving a Chinese kingpin. HBO302302302302302302400(4:40) King Arthur: Legend (17)(:50) Girls Trip (17) aaa A trip to New Orleans by four lifelong friends to attend the annual Essence Festival leads to an eruption of raunchy partying, romance and renewed sisterhood. Here and Now: Yes (TVMA) (N) Silicon Valley: Reorientation(N)Barry: Chapter Two: Use It (N)Last Week John Oliver(TVMA)Barry: Chapter Two: Use It (R) HBO2303303303303303303402Silicon Valley New pressure. Barry A bitter hitman. (TVMA)Here and Now: Fight, Death Ramon struggles to avoid facing reality. Here and Now: Wake Greg joins Ramon along with Kristen. (TVMA)Final Destination (00, Horror) Narrowly escaping a fatal explosion, the survivors are stalked by a specter. (R) (:38) The Final Destination (09) Teens premonition warns of deadly accident, but Death increases its efforts. HBO3304304304304304304404(4:45) Runaway Jury (03) aaa Ambitious lawsuit against gun company.(:55) Orphan (09, Horror) aaa Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard. A couple learns that their newly adopted daughter may be a sociopathic killer. (R)Dinner for Schmucks (10, Comedy) aac Steve Carell, Paul Rudd. An executive believes he has succeeded in finding the perfect guest for a party. Yes Man (08, Comedy) aaa A man begins to say yes to everything. MAX320320320320320320420(4:15) Good Will Hunting (98)(:25) Surviving Christmas (04, Comedy) a Millionaire pays hostile family to give him the perfect Christmas. Taking Woodstock (09, Comedy) Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch. A man inadvertently becomes involved in a concert that defined his generation. (R)The Pink Panther (06) aac The ever-bumbling Inspector Clouseau hunts the stolen Pink Panther diamond.(:35) The Blues Brothers (80) MAX2321321321321321321422(:10) Keeping Up with the Joneses (16, Comedy) aac Zach Galifianakis. Couple unintentionally becomes involved in international espionage plot. Strike Back Rush delivery. (:50) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (16, Comedy) aaa Zac Efron. 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(R) (:35)Transporter 3 (08, Thriller) 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 Sports8 a.m. GOLF Drive Chip & Putt National Finals 2018 from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (L) 9:30 a.m. FS1 German Bundesliga Soccer Eintracht Frankfurt at Werder Bremen. (L) 12 p.m. FS1 German Bundesliga Soccer Borussia Monchengladbach at Mainz 05. (L) NBC NHL Hockey Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers. (L) 1 p.m. ESPN MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets. (L) ESPN2 2018 Miami Open Tennis Mens Championship (L) FSN MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins. (L) FSSUN MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays. (L) 2 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour Golf Houston Open: Final Round from Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. (L) 3 p.m. ABC NBA Countdown (L) NBC PGA Tour Golf Houston Open: Final Round from Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. (L) 3:30 p.m. ABC NBA Basketball Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs. (L) ESPN2 3x3U National Championship from Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio. (L) 4 p.m. FSN Marlins LIVE! Postgame (L) FSSUN Rays LIVE! Postgame (L) 5 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour Golf ANA Inspiration Major Championship: Final Round from Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (L) 5:30 p.m. FSN Magic LIVE! Pregame (L) FSSUN Lightning LIVE! Pregame (L) 6 p.m. ESPN 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament National Championship from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (L) FSN NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks. (L) FSSUN NHL Hockey Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning. (L) 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown (L) 8:30 p.m. ESPN MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (L) STATE SOUTH PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. „ Preservationists say they are racing against time as they try to save a shipwreck that washed up on a Florida beach. The Florida TimesUnion reports that the wreck appeared late Tuesday on a St. Johns County beach. The state has given the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum permission to move the wreckage away from waves that have been battering it. But that has proven to be a dif“cult job. Two pieces of heavy equipment arrived at the site Thursday to try to lift the wreck, but they each got stuck in the thick sand themselves. A museum crew has driven stakes into the sand around the 48-foot partial hull and lashed down the wreckage to try to keep the ocean from dragging it back, said spokeswoman Tonya Creamer. Creamer said the wreck is owned by the state since it washed up on state property at the Guano Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Museum of“cials said the ship likely dates to the early 1800s. Crews from the lighthouse and maritime museum have been documenting the wreck with photos and videos, from which they can create a 3D model of what it looked like. Meanwhile, people have knocked off wooden pegs that the ships builders used to join one plank to another, and some have taken pieces of broken timber. Julia Turner reported the wreck to police Wednesday morning. Since then, a steady stream of onlookers have been crossing the oceanfront property Turners parents rented in South Ponte Vedra Beach as a vacation home. Turner said her husband confronted a man approaching the wreck with a power saw. My husband was like, Dude! Its probably an 18th-, 19th-century ship, there are archaeologists on the way. You cant touch it,Ž said Turner, who lives in Vilano Beach.Preservationists race to save shipwreck on beachASSOCIATED PRESS Renovations cover up reminder of Snooty the manatees deathBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida museum has covered an aquarium hatch that contributed to the death last year of the oldest manatee in captivity. Snooty died July 23 after the hatch came off the entry to a narrow passageway leading out of his tank at South Florida Museums Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium. The 69-year-old manatee became stuck in the passageway and drowned. In a Herald-Tribune report museum spokeswoman Jessica Schubick said of“cials hoped that covering the panel would provide closure for some guests who found it to be a sad reminder of Snootys death. Schubick said the aquariums interior was sanded and repainted, among other renovations in the manatee rehabilitation facility. Two manatees that were in the tank with Snooty last summer were moved to SeaWorld in Orlando during the renovations.More lawsuits filed after pedestrian bridge collapseMIAMI (AP) „ More lawsuits have been “led in the aftermath of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus. The Miami Herald reports that a 19-year-old who was a passenger in an SUV crushed by a slab of concrete “led a lawsuit Thursday against several companies involved in the bridges construction near Florida International University. The teen, Richard Humble, was riding in an SUV driven by FIU student Alexa Duran. He managed to escape but she did not survive. Durans family “led a wrongful death lawsuit Friday. Their attorney, Alan Goldfarb, said the companies involved in the bridge project didnt thoroughly think it through.Ž The collapse March 15 killed six people. A handful of lawsuits have been “led by victims families and injured survivors.Man gets 30 years for fatal stabbingTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing another man. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 63-year-old Thomas Bullock was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to seconddegree murder. Authorities say Bullock and Joseph Burrelli were watching football at another mans apartment in December when they began to get rowdy and were asked to leave. Neighbors later heard a commotion at Bullocks apartment and then saw him covered in blood. Police responded following a 911 call and found Burrelli lying in a pool of blood.Man faces life sentence for shooting taxi driverLABELLE, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man faces a possible life sentence for fatally shooting a taxi cab driver. A Hendry County State Attorneys Of“ce news release says 48-yearold Joe McCray was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter with a “rearm and robbery with a “rearm causing death. His sentencing is scheduled for May 4. Prosecutors say two women hired 52-year-old Mohammed Ansari to drive them from the Miccosukee Indian Reservation near Miami to Okeechobee, about 140 miles to the north, in September 2015. The women didnt have $600 to pay the cab fare and had the driver stop in Clewiston, about two-thirds of the way to their intended destination, to meet up with McCray. Authorities say McCray shot Ansari in the leg and took $16. Ansari was found alive but died a short time later from his injuries.2 dogs killed in house fire, 3 people escaped safeCLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) „ Of“cials say two dogs have been killed in a Florida house “re that three people escaped from without injuries. Clearwater Fire and Rescue tells the Tampa Bay Times the home has extensive damage and the three residents will not able to return it. The department says “re“ghters were called out to the blaze Thursday night. One “re“ghter was treated and released from a hospital for minor injuries.Virginia murder suspect lived under false name PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) „ A man wanted in connection with a 2015 Virginia shooting death has been arrested in Florida, where authorities say he was living under a false name for at least two years. News outlets report that Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer wrote in a release that 54-year-old Darryl Faine was arrested during a traf“c stop in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday. Acquaintances in the area had identi“ed the man they knew as Carl JonesŽ from a photograph of Faine. Hes charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Monique Landis in December 2015 in Portsmouth. According to the release, Faine had worked under-the-table jobs while bouncing between different residences in Jacksonville. Hes being held in the Duval County Jail as he awaits extradition. Its unclear whether he has a lawyer. STATE NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 7 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1955, when the United Business Services company, run by two Kansas City, Missouri, brothers, offered tax preparation services to its clients. Revenue more than tripled in a year. I started offering my services in cities where the IRS was discontinuing free tax prep services and soon adopted the franchising model. My services became more computerized in the 1980s, especially after I bought CompuServe. Now based in all 50 states and with about 12,000 offices and 70,000 tax pros worldwide, Ive prepared more than 720 million tax returns. I offer tax-prep software, too. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. gross profit by revenue. Dividing $10.6 billion by $22.8 billion yields a gross margin of 0.46, or 46 percent. Its often illuminating to compare the results with peers. For example, gross margin is 58 percent for Wendys and 60 percent at Starbucks. Next, the remaining costs involved in operating the business, such as support staff salaries, utility bills and advertising expenses, are subtracted, leaving the operating profit. McDonalds operating profit is $9.6 billion. Dividing this by revenue yields an operating margin of about 42 percent. Crunching older numbers reveals that McDonalds operating margin is up from 28 percent two years earlier, reflecting great improvement. (Both Wendys and Starbucks sport operating margins of 18 percent.) Finally, after items such as taxes and interest payments are accounted for, we arrive at net income, near the bottom of the statement. McDonalds is $5.2 billion. Dividing that by revenue yields a hefty net profit margin of 23 percent. This number reflects how many pennies from every dollar of sales McDonalds keeps as profit. (Wendys net margin is 16 percent, and Starbuckss is 13 percent.) When it comes to profit margins, McDonalds is strong.The Motley Fool TakeMore Than a Phone CompanyThe days of seeing Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) as just a phone company are long gone. Its now a telecom giant with the biggest network of wireless customers, and its expanding its fiber-optic network and television services to increase value for customers. Increasing competition in the U.S. wireless game has taken a toll on market leader Verizon, however, shrinking its stock price. But that offers an opportunity for value investors. While many Verizon subscribers jumped ship in early 2017 in favor of rivals unlimited plans, Verizon reversed that trend by finally launching its own unlimited deal, which helped it add 1.2 million net customers in the fourth quarter. The super-fast wireless 5G network that Verizon is building out right now will drive the next phase of its growth, allowing consumers to connect home wireless devices to Verizons network, enabling self-driving cars, and perhaps even making virtual reality a mobile platform. Verizon also started its Oath media business, including the assets of internet acquisitions AOL and Yahoo. Offering both connectivity and content could prove to be a winning combination for Verizon as it looks for revenue streams beyond wireless. Telecommunications isnt a highgrowth business, but its a valuable and profitable one to be in for the long term. Verizons dividend recently yielded about 5 percent. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Verizon.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentHolding On, HopefullySo far the dumbest investing move Ive made has been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Israels largest drug manufacturer and a specialist in generic drugs, right before its recent freefall. (I lost around 50 percent of my $10,000 investment.) Despite this, I decided to dig in and hold on. I still think it will eventually rebound, at least to more than I paid for it. Im hoping the market overreacted, its new management will be effective and it will get some new medications approved. „ M.L., online The Fool Responds: Teva has certainly been struggling recently, but plenty of investors remain hopeful about its future, some because they believe that generic drugs will be taking market share from non-generics in the coming years. You shouldnt be invested in the company, though, if you dont believe in its future „ and especially if there are other stocks that you believe will perform better from this point on. Dont think about holding on just to gain back your losses. You can always do that via stocks in which you have more confidence. Teva is still facing challenges, such as a heavy debt load due to acquisitions. It has also eliminated its dividend. On the other hand, its still generating a lot of cash and has cut costs significantly, in part by shrinking its workforce. One interesting development is that Warren Buffetts company has recently been buying shares of Teva. Low Price, High DividendQI found a stock thats priced at less than $1 per share, but it pays out more than $1 per share in dividends. Good buy? Bad idea? „ E.P., Sacramento, CaliforniaABad idea. Stocks trading for less than about $5 per share are penny stocks, which tend to be volatile and risky.With dividend payers, you want them to be generating more in earnings per share than theyre paying out in dividends so that their payouts are sustainable and unlikely to be reduced or eliminated. Hefty dividends are great, but a company needs to be strong enough to sustain them.***QA stock I own nearly tripled in value before pulling back, leaving me with a double. Should I have sold it when I could have reaped that big gain and rebought it when the price dropped? Or am I right to just wait, hoping to gain more in the long run? „ O.M., onlineAIf you knew that it had temporarily peaked and was about to fall, then selling would have been a good move. But you cant know precisely what a stock is going to do. When you buy a stock, you should have an idea of the degree to which its undervalued. Ideally, youll have estimated its intrinsic value. If the stock surges well beyond that value, then sell, because its reasonably likely to fall from that point. If a stock keeps rising within reason, though, and the company remains healthy and growing, then over time its intrinsic value will rise, too „ and you can do well by just hanging on for the long term. Measures such as P/E (price-toearnings) ratios can give you a rough idea of valuation.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolUnderstanding Profit MarginsFor best results when evaluating, investing in and following stocks, you should know your way around the income statement (sometimes called the statement of operations), which summarizes sales and profits over a period of time, such as three months or a year. Consider McDonalds income statement for 2017. At the top, youll find net revenue (sometimes called sales). For McDonalds, its $22.8 billion. As you work your way down the income statement, various costs will be subtracted from revenue, leaving different levels of profit. The item youll find just under revenue is cost of goods soldŽ (sometimes abbreviated as COGS or called cost of revenue), representing the cost of producing products or services sold. For McDonalds, its $12.2 billion. Subtract the COGS from revenues, and youll get a gross profit of $10.6 billion. To find the gross margin, which reflects the costs of production relative to revenue, simply divide the 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/29 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI 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? (Answer: Meade Instruments)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE-FRUIT FUN by Myles Mellor 1. MLJ KDPLB MUKRMU ERP WCDPLVAS WJJM ZJQ. R YUYUADM PRVQ BUDZJ ERMYLVAS MLJ PRCRQ QZJPPVAS!Ž 2. OSHRKRYXE WXMLR QSSI IFURML GXHJRIHS OYXAHS AXE WFZSE ASKFXES JVSU JFQS XI EY GXEVZYYG! 3. KEVY ZEV PGDZV RQWUFRV RVNQY KUYZJ U EGO EV XVJZDRS JUSJ ODWV NV U FDO JPGVVXV!Ž 4. FBQBQBX BTM QMIMT IMTA SPQMSA BX OZMA VSNQY OPYMOZMT. OZMA ZBQY PEO NQ FEQVZMX. 1. The mushy tomato was blushing beet red. A coconut said Youre watching the salad dressing!Ž 2. Delicious fungi keep paying multiple double bus fares because they take up so mushroom! 3. When the quite lovable lemon wants a hug he zestily says Give me a big squeeze!Ž 4. Bananas are never very lonely as they cling together. They hang out in bunches. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). To go to the next level, youre going to need an insider secret or two. So how does an outsider get insider secrets? By becoming an insider, of course. Your genuine interest in others will be the key that unlocks this door. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Its not always like this, but for today its better to ask whyŽ instead of what.Ž The answer will give you much-needed insight into the motivation of others and the inner workings of things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youre well aware of how much looks matter to the presentation of your work, your ideas and yourself. Youll put on the polish, and it will pay you over many times. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can be as good, correct, well-mannered and amenable as they come, but if you deny your own need for pleasure, self-expression and ego gratication, it will eventually demand its day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Evidence suggests that human ancestors were walking upright 6 million years ago, though there is some scientic debate as to why. Today youll do something just to become a bit taller,Ž and it will stick. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Share a few details about yourself. It will get the conversation going, and youll nd out pretty quickly whose interests are likely to connect with your own. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People need people. Speaking of which, youll need a little more loving care than usual today, and your nearest and dearest are in the mood to provide it, too, if only you let them know how y oure reall y feelin g SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youve taken on much bigger challenges than this. The only dierence is that you knew what you were getting into back there and this one is pretty much sprung on you. No matter. You can handle it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The compassion wells up in you when youre around those who need it. The seemingly (and usually) self-sucient will be the ones who need your love the most. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As luck is on your side today, a rather arbitrary action could set o a most fortuitous string of events. You could say that its past karma swinging back around, but really, its just your turn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While theres growth in discomfort, theres also discomfort in discomfort. When you expect this (and expect the worst about it), youll be in a good position to push past minor impediments and develop in your desired direction. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The old habits have served you well, but its time for something new. Its not too late to take up a new interest; in fact, your timing has never been better. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 1). Though context is important, its the out-of-context and o-the-wall things you do that jolt your life into a fascinating place. Not overly concerned with the opinions of others, youll make remarkable progress on the passions dearest to you. Theres a windfall in July. A key relationship gives you new goals and purposes. Taurus and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 8, 10, 3 and 45.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Is there a polite way to refuse giving store clerks personal information? It seems like every time I shop, the clerks demand email, phone number, even birthdate, and they get testy when I say I just want to complete my purchase. I nd it so intrusive that Im tempted to leave the items on the counter and walk out. On a similar note, how can I politely tell my doctor or dentist that I prefer not to be treated by anyone with cold symptoms? A few days ago, I was at the dentist and the hygienist had a cold. I didnt want to be a complainer, so I didnt say anything because I couldnt nd the right words, but I should have. Frankly, I was oored that she hadnt been sent home. Please advise. „ BARBARA IN KENTUCKY DEAR BARBARA: You are under no obligation to give your private information when making a purchase because, too often, the information winds up on a mailing list that can be sold, and often is. The polite way to refuse is to simply say, I would prefer not to share that information.Ž I found your question regarding dental hygienists to be of particular interest because in the dental oce I use, the hygienist wears gloves and sometimes a face guard to prevent HER from catching something from her patients. Of course, her hands are thoroughly scrubbed before she even picks up an instrument, so the danger of her giving me anything besides a thorough cleaning is practically nil. Because you are concerned about catching colds, tell your dentist you would prefer to reschedule your appointment if you will be in close contact with anyone in the oce who is sick „ and repeat that to his/her receptionist. DEAR ABBY: At an amusement park recently, I was unable to win the woman Im dating the oversized stued girae she desired. I tried valiantly, but winning wasnt in the cards for me. She forgave me, but Im afraid she harbors more resentment than she let on. Since then her behavior has been peculiar. She emails me pictures of giraes, stretches her neck to frightening lengths, and got a girae tattoo that extends from her wrist to her shoulder. I know the ability to win a stued animal for a lover is a potent measure of a mans worth. My failure has left my masculinity sagging. Is there anything I can do to rearm my manhood and salvage my relationship? Or should I troll the avenues of Manhattan in search of a lady whose faith I have not shattered? „ PRIZELESS IN NEW YORK DEAR PRIZELESS: Do not troll the avenues hunting for a woman you wont disillusion. New York has several zoos; if you take your girlfriend to visit a real, live girae, it may raise your standing. Im often asked if I can spot a fake letter. So Im taking the opportunity to wish both of you a happy April Fools Day! Your tale of woe is about as tall as the girae you didnt win for your beloved. TO MY READERS: A very Happy Easter to you all! „ LOVE, ABBYDear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite RecipesŽ and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Take action right away if you see signs of fuzzy black or green patches of mildew growing on the exterior of your home. Heres what to do: 1.Place plastic drop cloths over owerbeds or shrubbery to protect them from the cleaning mixture. Take fabric cushions o furniture if they are near the area. 2.Use a broom to brush o dirt or debris before you start to remove the mildew. 3.Mix 1 quart of household bleach to each gallon of water mixed with a non-ammonia detergent. Apply to the mildew on the aected areas and allow it to set for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wipe clean. 4.Let the area dry thoroughly. Repaint if needed. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: Hairbrushes get dirty so quickly. Whats the best way to clean them? „ Sheila from New York Dear Sheila: The bristles collect skin debris and lots of hair. They should be cleaned often. Take these steps: First, pull out all the hair stuck in the bristles. Mix together half white household vinegar with half water. Soak for an hour or so and then rinse completely. (Do not soak a wooden brush.) Shake o the water and air dry. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Yes, there are male and female eggplants, and they are dierent. How can you tell? When at the supermarket, pick up an eggplant and look at the large end. Male eggplants have a rounder base, while female eggplants are indented. Male eggplants have fewer seeds, but female eggplants are heavier, a good thing. Whichever you select, use within one to two days of buying because theyre so perishable. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: A member of my family (who shall remain nameless) has stinky feet that are not caused by a medical condition. What can we do to deal with this smelly situation? „ Ellen from New Jersey Dear Ellen: Try these hints: Wash feet often in hot, soapy water and always dry them thoroughly. Spritz feet with deodorant before putting on socks. Also, you can apply antibacterial soap or soak feet in vinegar for ve minutes nightly to help. Air out your shoes after wearing them, and pour a small amount of baking soda inside to help neutralize odors. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Did you know that this special dried corn pops when heated because the natural moisture in the hull vaporizes and then bursts open to 35 times its size? Now you do. Heres how to pop some really good popcorn. Store popcorn in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Why? Popcorn that keeps its moisture will pop better. To prevent popcorn from becoming soggy, keep the pan lid slightly ajar when cooking so steam escapes. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Oh, these annoying little pests buzz around the kitchen, usually on or near fruit or vegetables. The fruit you have brought home from the supermarket frequently carries fruit y eggs that have been laid on the skin. In a warm kitchen, those eggs hatch after several days as the fruit is ripening. When you see fruit ies, use these hints: The new fruit ies will be ready to lay eggs in sink drains or in empty bottles or in the garbage. Put the garbage can outside „ away from the kitchen. Store extra fruit in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it, and dont leave fruit to ripen on the counter. „ HeloiseCustomer begrudges questioning when making a store purchaseDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 WORLD MOSCOW „ Russian diplomats and their families climbed aboard buses and left their embassy in Washington on Saturday while across the Atlantic, American envoys took down the ”ag from outside the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, loaded up boxes, closed the of“ce down and headed home. The moves were the latest in a spy poisoning case that has escalated East-West tensions, with both sides expelling more than 150 of each others diplomats from two dozen countries. Britain has insisted that the Russian government was behind the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter March 4 in the English city of Salisbury, a charge the Russians vehemently deny. The Tass news agency says all of the 60 Russian diplomats ordered out of the United States were heading for a homebound ”ight on Saturday night. In St. Petersburg, workers at the US consulate hurried to meet the Saturday deadline to close the consulate, imposed by Russia just two days earlier. In brief comments to reporters, U.S. Consul-General Thomas Leary said we are ready to leave.Ž A truck with bags and boxes left the consulate in the late afternoon, its driver waving and honking his horn several times. Outside the elegant 19th-century building, someone had placed four yellow tulips and a card from neighbors reading hope to see you again.Ž City workers came to inspect the building late Saturday, but it was not clear if all the staff had departed. Russians watching the activity expressed mixed views on the consulates closure. The American side always knows that we can strike back if we are attacked,Ž said Valentina Petrova, 77. But 24-year-old Artem Zykov saw it differently. Russia should have found different mechanisms to respond without such radical measures,Ž Zykov said. British of“cials, meanwhile, said Saturday the government is considering Russias request for access to the daughter of the former Russian double agent. Russian of“cials insist they have a legal right to see 33-yearold Yulia Skripal, who lived in Moscow and was visiting her father, Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury when they were attacked with a nerve agent that apparently came through his front door. The Foreign Of“ce said it was reviewing the Russian request in line with our obligations under international and domestic law,Ž adding that the governments consideration will include the rights and wishes of Yulia Skripal.Ž British of“cials say she is recovering in the hospital while her 66-yearold father remains in critical condition. The Russian Embassy in London called her recovery good newsŽ in a tweet Friday and said Russian diplomats had a right to see her under the 1968 Consular Convention. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday also issued lists of questions it wants Britain and France to answer in the case, including to what extent French investigators have been involved in probing the poisoning and why. Russia contends that Britain is exploiting RussophobiaŽ to undermine Moscow. On Saturday, its London embassy issued a statement warning Russians travelling to the U.K. that they could be subject to provocationsŽ including having various items planted in their luggage. In another illustration of the deteriorating relations, the Russian Embassy in Britain complained about the alleged search of a Russian airliner at Londons Heathrow Airport. The embassy said British Border Forces and Customs of“cers searched an Aero”ot ”ight from Moscow on Friday in violation of international rules. In a tweet, the embassy called it another blatant provocation by the British authorities.Ž British of“cials responded Saturday that its routine to search some incoming ”ights. Russia has sent a diplomatic note demanding an explanation of the search, which delayed the ”ight to Moscow.Russia, US envoys leave Washington, St. PetersburgBy JIM HEINTZ and GREGORY KATZASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOA consulate employee lifts up the U.S. ag at the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday. The ag was own at half-mast to mourn victims of Kemerovo re killing 64 people. BEIRUT „ The Syrian army declared victory in eastern Ghouta Saturday after opposition “ghters evacuated from most of the area near the capital except for the town of Douma where negotiations are still underway for rebels there to leave or face an all-out government offensive. The government has given rebels in Douma „ the areas largest town and stronghold of the powerful Army of Islam rebel group „ an ultimatum to agree on leaving by late Saturday. Some pro-government new websites reported that the army is massing troops around Douma, adding that the ultimatum may be extended until Sunday. The army statement came shortly after another group of opposition “ghters and their relatives left southern and western parts of eastern Ghouta Saturday afternoon, bringing President Bashar Assads forces a step closer to eliminating threats from insurgents groups nearby. State TV said 38 buses left the towns of Zamalka, Ein Tarma, Arbeen and Jobar taking more than 1,700 rebels and civilians to the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. The channel said troops entered the towns and raised the national ”ag in Arbeens main square. The importance of this victory lies in restoring security and stability to the city of Damascus and its surrounding areas after the suffering of its civilians from the crimes of terrorists over several years,Ž said the army statement, read on TV by Brig. Gen. Ali Mayhoub. Government forces taking back most of eastern Ghouta reopens a major network of roads and highways that link Damascus with other parts of the country that have been closed since 2012 when rebels captured eastern suburbs of the capital. The army statement vowed to wipe out terrorism and bring back stability and security to all parts of Syria.Ž A crushing government offensive under the cover of Russian airstrikes that began on Feb. 18 has forced opposition “ghters in most of eastern Ghouta to agree to evacuate and head to Idlib province. Arbeen, Zamalka, Jobar and Ein Tarma in eastern Ghouta are free of terrorists,Ž shouted a correspondent for state-af“liated al-Ikhbariya TV channel from Arbeen. State news agency SANA said 38,000 “ghters and civilians have already headed to Idlib over the past two weeks marking one of the largest displacements since Syrias con”ict began seven years ago. More than 100,000 others headed to government-controlled areas over the past weeks. Before the last wave of violence began in eastern Ghouta last month, the U.N. had estimated that some 393,000 people were living in the area under a tight government siege. Tens of thousands of rebels and civilians have been relocated to Idlib over the past years from different parts of Syria making it one of the most inhabited regions in the country. The top U.N. of“cial in Syria, Ali Al-Zatari, told the Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV in an interview aired Saturday that Idlib cannot take more people.Ž The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a vehicle carrying evacuees from eastern Ghouta had a road accident in the government-held village of Nahr al-Bared leaving “ve “ghters and three civilians dead. It said the bus had left eastern Ghouta Friday night. The departure Saturday from southern and western parts of eastern Ghouta comes as negotiations are still ongoing between Russian mediators and of“cials from the Army of Islam to evacuate Douma, but no deal has been reached so far with the rebel group which insists on staying in the town. Army of Islam of“cials did not respond to requests for comment by The Associated Press. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Observatory, said negotiations are now suggesting that thousands of Army of Islam members and their relatives could head to the northern town of Jarablous that is controlled by Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition “ghters. The Observatory also reported that Syrian troops have been massing troops around Douma in case negotiations collapse.Syrian army declares victory as rebels vacate most of GhoutaBy BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOThis Monday, March. 26, le photo provided by Danny Makki, a British-born Syrian journalist, which has been veried and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a view of damaged buildings due to ghting and Syrian government airstrikes in the town of Harasta, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria. 5th day of water shortages in Greeces secondlargest cityTHESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) „ Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a “fth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greeces second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 30 miles away burst. Hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan area of 1.2 million, which includes the citys suburbs, have been affected. Company of“cials said the damage has been repaired, but water service will resume only gradually, beginning with the city center, and many outlying suburbs will not have water for most of Sunday. Earlier Saturday, Thessaloniki Water Company chairman Yiannis Krestenitis said that while the damage had been repaired, the water coming through the pipeline was un“t for consumption.Ž The company later said the water quality issues had been resolved. Schools were forced to close, hospitals were affected and people ”ocked to public fountains to “ll plastic bottles and containers with water.Authoritarian Turkmen leaders son rises in Foreign MinistryASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) „ The son of Turkmenistans president has been appointed a deputy foreign minister, deepening speculation that the president aims to form a dynastic system of power in the Central Asian nation. The appointment of Serdar Berdymukhamedov was reported Saturday in the countrys of“cial newspaper. The announcement came a week after a parliamentary election that included candidates from three parties and independents, all of them loyal to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Results of the election have not been made public, but the newspaper said the presidents son won a seat with 91 percent of the vote. Since coming to power in 2006, Berdymukhamedov has established a personality cult that reaches all levels of society in the former Soviet republic, styling him as the countrys Akradag (protector).1 man killed in French fairground ride accidentPARIS (AP) „ French author ities say one man has been killed and another person has been seriously wounded in a fairground ride accident in a small town north of Lyon. The Rhone prefecture said three other people were slightly injured after the ride collapsed Saturday afternoon in Neuville-sur-Saone. The prefecture wouldnt provide details on the identities or the ages of the victims. The ride was composed of three rotating axis with baskets carrying people in pairs. Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone, told BFM television that one of the axis somehow hit the ground. An investigation has been launched to determ ine the cause of the accident.Riyadh denies reports of crown prince visit to IraqBAGHDAD (AP) „ Saudi Arabias ministry of foreign affairs says there is no truthŽ to reports of an upcoming visit to Iraq by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. The statement released Saturday follows protests in Baghdad against the visit. Hundreds gathered in the Iraqi capital Friday afternoon, some carrying signs blaming the kingdom for crimes committed by the Islamic State group. The Saudi foreign ministry statement added that the two brotherly countriesŽ had witnessed positive developments... recently in all fields.Ž Iraqs prime ministers office had previously stated that the crown prince was planning to visit Iraq in the near future, but a date had not yet been set. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have long had a strained relationship, but recently mended relations after diplomatic ties between the two counties were restored in 2016.Turkish president slams Kosovos leader over deportationsISTANBUL (AP) „ Turkeys president has slammed Kosovos prime minister for criticizing the deportations of six Turkish men who Turkey claims were supporters of a coup plotter. Speaking Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was saddenedŽ that Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj had dismissed his interior minister and intelligence chief on Friday for deporting six Turkish citizens from Kosovo without his permission. Erdogan, saying Haradinaj would payŽ for this, says since when have you begun to protect those who work to stage a coup against the Turkish Republic?Ž Turkey accuses U.S-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for masterminding the 2016 failed coup. He denies the accusations. Five Turkish teachers and a doctor were deported from Kosovo for alleged links to Gulen in a joint operation by the intelligence services of Kosovo and Turkey. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


S PORTS € @SunCoastSports Sunday, April 1, 2018BASEBALL IN FULL SWINGCatch all of the action from Saturday around Major League Baseball. Page 4 adno=50532904Associated PressCARDIFF, Wales „ After just 21 fights, Anthony Joshua is a three-belt world heavyweight boxing champion. He finally knows what its like to go 12 rounds, too. Frustrated by the movement of Joseph Parker and the irritating interventions of inexperienced referee Giuseppe Quartarone, Joshua required a decision by the judges to add the WBO belt to his WBA and IBF titles. It was never in doubt, with two judges awarding it to Joshua 118-110 and the other making it 119-109. It was Parkers first loss in 25 fights, and Joshua 21st straight win. I was switched on, focused and went 12 rounds. It was light work,Ž said Joshua, after a mature, patient but hardly headline-grabbing performance. This was about boxing finesse. I stuck to my word.Ž All 20 of Joshuas previous wins came via knockout „ and only two had gone beyond seven rounds.Joshua beats Parker to take the crown By STEVEN WINE Associated PressKEY BISCAYNE „ Half an hour after Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, she lingered on the confetticovered court, posing for photos and signing autographs as if reluctant to leave Key Biscayne. The Miami Open is moving, and Stephens became the final womens champion on the picturesque island by beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 Saturday. Stephens was born in South Florida, played on Key Biscayne as a junior and lives in nearby Fort Lauderdale. That made the reigning U.S. Open champion especially eager to win the Miami Open before it moves 18 miles north next year to suburbia and the NFL Dolphins stadium. This place is pretty special to me,Ž Stephens said. Im definitely happy I could be the last person to win here. Ive had some amazing experiences here, and Ill definitely miss it.Ž Even so, Stephens was surprised that fans jeered A merican Stephens beats Ostapenko for Miami Open titleAP PHOTOSloane Stephens reacts during her match against Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, in the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Saturday. Associated PressHUMBLE, Texas „ Ian Poulter has played in the Masters a dozen times, never missing the cut. Beau Hossler has never played a competitive round at Augusta National. Both are in position to become the last man in the Masters field, and neither wants to think about it. The 42-year-old Poulter surged into a share of the lead at the Houston Open on Saturday with a 7-under 65, and Hossler, a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie, matched him at 14-under 202 after he holed a 7-footer for birdie on the par-4 18th to shoot 69. Like all PGA Tour events that offer full FedEx Cup points, the Houston Open title comes with an invitation to next weeks Masters. No, not thinking about it, not talking about it,Ž Poulter said. Im going to go out and have some fun tomorrow. Theres a lot of ifs and buts. Ill have no emotion at all. Im in a no-lose situation. ... Ill go do my job.Ž Four players were two shots behind Poulter and Hossler „ Australian Greg Chalmers (65), Argentinas Emiliano Grillo (67), American Kevin Tway (69) and Poulter shares lead ahead of “ nal round SEE GOLF, 3 SEE FIGHT, 6 SEE TENNIS, 3By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the womens NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done. Its right there, engraved on the side of their runner-up rings: ONE MORE.Ž A season after losing to South Carolina 67-55 in the title game, Morgan William and the Bulldogs try again to win that elusive first crown. They play Notre Dame on Sunday night in a matchup of teams that both have spoiled perfect seasons for mighty UConn. We would say add another one a lot. One More,Ž Schaefer said. It came from two Navy SEALs who worked with the kids in the fall „ Sam and Brian. One of the things they talk about all the time is one more.Ž Schaefer learned a lot from last years loss in the title game. He felt his players were tired after practicing the day after the monumental upset of UConn that ended the Huskies record 111-game winning streak. So hes changed his philosophy the second time around and will be taking it a bit easier on his team. I told my seniors and they called the doctor thinking I had lost my mind,Ž Schaefer said. Were not going to kill ourselves in practice. Well spend a lot of time Bulldogs, Irish meet for title[AP PHOTO]Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefers ring is displayed in the locker room during the womens NCAA Final Four tournament SEE TITLE, 2By RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO „ Staring down a 10-point, secondhalf deficit against an underdog that seemed nothing short of blessed during the madness of March, Moe Wagner and Michigan clamped down on Loyola-Chicago and ended one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs ever. Wagner scored 24 points, Charles Matthews added 17 and the Wolverines rallied to beat the Ramblers 69-57 Saturday night in the Final Four. The third-seeded Wolverines (33-7) will take a 14-game winning streak, the longest in the nation, into their first national championship game appearance since 2013, and second under coach Jon Beilein. Were not done yet,Ž Michigan senior Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman said. Michigan will play a No. 1 seed, either Villanova or Kansas, for its first NCAA title since 1989 on Monday night at the Alamodome. Lovable Loyola (32-6), with superfan Sister Jean courtside and their fans behind the bench standing for pretty much the entire game, could not conjure Michigan ends Loyolas magical run in Final FourAP PHOTOMichigans Moritz Wagner (13) reacts after scoring a 3-point shot against Loyola-Chicago during the second half in the semifina ls of the Final Four, Saturday in San Antonio. Wolverines advance to Mondays title gameSEE NCAA, 2


Page 2 SP Sunday, April 1, 2018 / The Sun NBA: Roundup NHL: RoundupSPORTS ON TV(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackoutsSUNDAY, APRIL 1BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship, at San Antonio GOLF 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Houston Open, “ nal round, at Humble, Texas 3 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, Houston Open, “ nal round, at Humble, Texas 5 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, ANA Inspiration, “ nal round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at N.Y. Mets 4 p.m. MLB „ L.A. Angels at Oakland OR Cleveland at Seattle 8:30 p.m. ESPN „ San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBA „ Philadelphia at Charlotte 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Houston at San Antonio 6 p.m. NBA „ Oklahoma City at New Orleans 9:30 p.m. NBA „ Sacramento at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Boston at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Washington at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Stoke City 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 11 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Chelsea vs. Tottenham Noon FS1 „ Bundesliga, Mainz vs. Borussia Monchengladbach TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour, Miami Open, mens “ nal, at Key Biscayne, Fla. WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, championship, Mississippi St. vs. Notre Dame, at Columbus, Ohio stretching especially with those kids that played a lot of minutes last night. We are going to shoot a lot, go through their stuff and our stuff. Thats about it.Ž The Bulldogs won another thriller, beating Louisville in overtime to advance to the title game a second straight year. This time though, it was the first semifinal and the players were able to get to bed about three hours earlier than the previous year. Yeah, we watched the UConn-Notre Dame game but then were able to get to sleep around 12:30 a.m.,Ž said William, who hit the buzzer-beating shot that dropped UConn last season. This time it was Notre Dame that ended the Huskies undefeated season. Arike Ogunbowale hit a jumper from the wing with a second left in overtime to beat UConn. A win on Sunday would give coach Muffet McGraw a second title at Notre Dame. The Irish won in 2001 before falling short in the championship game in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Its all about the mindset,Ž she said. Really its all about this is a game, two teams coming in playing for a national championship. They were here last year. They know what its like. So for us, I think just a matter of continuing to do what weve been doing and not let the pressure of the moment get to us.Ž This might be one of the most improbable NCAA runs by a McGraw team despite being a No. 1 seed. The Irish lost four players over the season to ACL injuries. They never felt sorry for themselves. We actually didnt really talk about it at all,Ž McGraw said. We just constantly focus on what we have, what we can do, whos going to step up, how are the roles changing? What do you need to do now? We never even talked about where we could be or what we should be thinking. We just kept focusing them on the future.Ž This will be the first time these teams have played each other. Schaefer, however, is no stranger to McGraw and the Irish. He was an assistant coach on the Texas A&M team that beat Notre Dame to win the 2011 national championship. The Irish will need to find a way to deal with Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan. She had 21 points and a Final Four-record 25 rebounds against Louisville. Youve got to try to get a body on her, but shes just so darn big that you cant outjump her,Ž McGraw said. Weve got to try to keep her off. She does such a great job with her body of getting great position. So I dont know. We have a couple of plans that well go to, and hopefully one of them will work.ŽTITLEFrom Page 1 another upset. The Ramblers were the fourth 11th-seeded team to make it this far and like the previous three, the semifinals were the end of the road. Coach Porter Moser said he was proud of players Ben Richardson, Aundre Jackson and Donte Ingram for holding it together during a postgame news conference, answering questions with red eyes and long faces. But it was as tough a locker room as Ive seen because they believed they belonged and they believed like they wanted to advance,Ž Moser said. Loyola had no answers for the 6-foot-11 Wagner, and its offense, so smooth and efficient on the way to San Antonio, broke down in the second half and finished with 17 turnovers. Wagner, playing in front of his parents who made the trip from Germany, had 15 rebounds and was 10 for 16 from the field. Matthews, the Kentucky transfer and Chicago native, had a run-out dunk with 1:33 left that made it 63-53. And that was that. Wagner became the third player in the last 40 years with a 20 and 15 game in a Final Four game joining Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston in 1983 (then known as Akeem) and Larry Bird of Indiana State in 1979.NCAAFrom Page 1 Associated PressBOSTON „ Nick Holden has only been in Boston for about a month, and hes already learned that he needs to keep his stick on the ice when hes playing with David Krejci. When you think the puck cant get there, he can get it there,Ž Holden said after scoring his first goal in a Bruins uniform, tapping in a spinning, perfectly place pass from Krejci to help Boston beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.RED WINGS 2, SENATORS 0: Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots for his “ rst shutout of the season as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators for their third straight win. Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou scored to help Detroit gets its longest winning streak since a season-high four-game stretch Dec. 29 to Jan. 5. Mike Condon “ nished with 25 saves for the Senat ors, who were blanked for the ninth time this season. CANUCKS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4, OT: Alex Edler scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a wild win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Edler picked up a loose puck in the Blue Jackets end, waited patiently, then beat Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo with a shot to the far side. Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists against his former team, and Darren Archibald, Bo Horvat and Nikolay Goldobin also scored for the Canucks, who tied a season-high with their fourth straight win and “ fth in six games after a seven-game skid. DEVILS 4, ISLANDERS 3: Taylor Hall scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils took a major step toward their “ rst playoff berth since 2012 with a victory over the New York Islanders. Coupled with Floridas 5-1 loss to Boston earlier in the day, the Devils opened a “ ve-point lead over the Panthers in the race for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and moved within a point of idle Philadelphia for the top wild-card spot. RANGERS 2, HURRICANES 1: Ryan Sproul scored and Kevin Hayes added a short-handed goal, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes to eliminate them from the playoff race. Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves for the Rangers, who entered having lost three straight and six of seven „ going 1-4-2 in that stretch „ and were formally knocked out of the postseason chase earlier in the week. Jeff Skinner scored and Cam Ward made 18 saves for the Hurricanes, whose longshot playoff hopes were snuffed out and will miss out for the ninth straight year „ the longest active postseason drought in the NHL. For the third consecutive season, their of“ cial elimination came in their 79th game. PENGUINS 5, CANADIENS 2: The Pittsburgh Penguins quest for a three-peat is of“ cially on. Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the twotime defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Phil Kessel, Riley Sheahan, Conor Sheary and Carl Hagelin also scored for Pittsburgh, which dominated the largely listless Canadiens to improve to 17-1-1 in their last 19 games at PPG Paints Arena. Matt Murray “ nished with 24 saves for the Penguins, who swept their season series with Montreal for only the second time in franchise history. JETS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Josh Morrissey and Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:10 apart in the second period as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. Andrew Copp had the other goal for Winnipeg, while Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots in a matchup of the only two Canadian teams headed to the playoffs. Patrick Marleau scored for Toronto, and Curtis McElhinney had 26 saves.Bruins beat Panthers, regain “ rst place in EastAP PHOTOBoston Bruins Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal with Kevan Miller (86) during the second period against the Florida Panthers Saturday in Boston. Associated PressBlake Griffin sat with his injured ankle wrapped on one side of the locker room while Reggie Jackson dressed on the other. The Detroit Pistons didnt get to see much of them together on the court, part of the reason their playoff hopes are just about finished. So theyre trying to take the positives from a strong finish in a season where so much else went wrong. Andre Drummond narrowly missed a second straight 20-20 game with 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the New York Knicks for their fourth straight victory. Jackson and Anthony Tolliver each scored 17 points for the Pistons, who won for the sixth time in seven games despite playing without Griffin because of a bone bruise. Reggie Bullock added 16. Michael Beasley scored 32 points and Trey Burke Jr. added 18 points and 15 assists for the Knicks, who have dropped three straight and locked up another 50-loss season.CELTICS 110, RAPTORS 99: Marcus Morris had 25 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in the closing seconds, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors. Jayson Tatum added 24 points, six rebounds and four assists as Boston posted its sixth straight win and moved within two games of Toronto for the top seed in the East. Both teams have six games remaining. They meet for the “ nal time on Wednesday in Toronto. Things got heated in the “ nal seconds when four technical fouls were assessed between the teams. Morris was hit with two and was tossed. Torontos C.J. Miles and Serge Ibaka received one each. For Morris, it was his fourth straight game with at least 20 points. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 32 points, seven rebou nds and seven assists. Ibaka added 15 points and 10 rebounds.Pistons, Drummond top Knicks AP PHOTODetroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) drives to the basket against New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet during the first half Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. 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The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 SP Page 3 € Completely Renovated and Under New Ownership and Management € Bob Tway, 1986 PGA Champion Design € Home to the only Sorenstam Academy € Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Cahoots1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 Phone: (941) 429-0500 Host site May 12th for Drive, Chip & Putt. All Boys and Girls ages 7 to 15 can start their journey to Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters here. Register at: drivechipandputt.comadno=720530during the trophy ceremony when tournament director James Blake mentioned the relocation. I was kind of confused by that,Ž she said. Im excited for the move. I think it will be great for the tournament „ a new facility. Im sure it will be beautiful.Ž Mike and Bob Bryan won their 115th doubles title and their biggest in nearly two years when they beat Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4. John Isner tries for the biggest title of his career Sunday when he faces Alexander Zverev in the mens final. Isner could give the United States its first sweep at Key Biscayne since 2004, when the champions were Andy Roddick and Serena Williams. The No. 13-seeded Stephens won with defense, repeatedly extending rallies until Ostapenko would make a mistake. Ostapenko had a 25-6 advantage in winners but committed 48 unforced errors to 21 by Stephens. She was moving really well,Ž Ostapenko said. Sometimes I was going for an aggressive winner when I didnt have to. I was sometimes missing shots I was normally making this week.Ž Stephens was the surprise champion at the U.S. Open last September, and then lost her next eight matches, including the first two of 2018. But she shook her slump on Key Biscayne, improved to 6-0 in finals and will break into the top 10 for first time next week at No. 9. Its incredible,Ž Stephens said. I knew if I just got back to the drawing board I would be OK. I wasnt expecting a title here. I just wanted to make sure I got my game back where I wanted to be.Ž Stephens and the No. 6-seeded Ostapenko, last years French Open champion, battled almost exclusively from the baseline, and the quality of play was often ragged. The finalists traded breaks for four games, and Stephens was broken twice more when serving for the first set. She wobbled again leading 6-2 in the pivotal tiebreaker, committing unforced errors to squander consecutive set points. But Ostapenko dumped an easy backhand into the net to lose the set, and the Latvian appeared to tire after that. Stephens said she benefited from a pep talk by her coach after the opening set. I was a little nervous, and it was showing in my game,Ž she said. My feet werent moving, and I wasnt swinging through the ball. I just needed a little bit of a reminder to just go for it if I wanted to take the title.Ž Stephens swept the final six games, clinching one with the shot of the match. Ostapenko chased down a drop shot and punched it back, but Stephens stretched near the baseline to hit a forehand volley cross-court for a winner. That made it 5-1, and on championship point moments later, Ostapenko sent a forehand wide. Stephens celebrated by pumping both fists to cheers from her hometown crowd. She enjoyed the support of fans and family and more. Half the people I didnt even know,Ž she said. It was amazing they came out and supported me. It makes you feel good.Ž Paul Dunne of Ireland (69) „ and none of them has a spot at Augusta yet either. Hossler has popped up on a major leaderboard before „ he briefly led the 2012 U.S. Open while still in high school „ and he said getting to the Masters would be as good as it gets.Ž But he said contemplating that opportunity would only lead to troubleŽ on Sunday. Poulter shot 64 on Friday after opening with a 73 that had him packing his bags in anticipation of a missed cut. It was the first time since his last victory in 2012 that he had consecutive rounds of 65 or better on the PGA Tour.Asked if his rounds ranked among the best back-to-back efforts in his 23 years of touring professionally, Poulter said, From a putting standpoint, yes, absolutel y .Ž It was a simple fix for the English veteran renowned for making crucial putts on winning Ryder Cup teams. He opened his shoulders slightly, allowing him to see the lines better, and has played his last 40 holes in 16 under, without a bogey. Hopefully Ive found the key,Ž Poulter said. I need to write it down and, when its not there, I need to read it.Ž Poulter nearly made it into the Masters last week with a run to the quarterfinals at the Dell Technologies Match Play, which improved his world ranking to 51st „ just missing the cutoff to move into the top 50. Making matters worse, he had been told by media members that his quarterfinals appearance would guarantee him enough ranking points. But just before he began his quarterfinal match, officials informed him that hed need to make the semis. The news knocked Poulter off his game and he lost badly, 8 and 6, to Kevin Kisner. Some people were getting in my head space, which is never good,Ž Poulter said. Yeah, maybe I was a bit angry on Thursday. Maybe I was kind of forcing, trying to force my way into (the Masters). That didnt work, so I had to re-think it. I kind of had to flow the cobwebs out, reset and go again.Ž Rickie Fowler birdied three of the first four holes to move into the lead before he faltered with a double bogey on the sixth hole and a triple bogey „ including a three-putt from inside 7 feet „ on the par-5 13th. He shot 73 and was five shots back. Jordan Spieth, whose putter appeared to be heating up after a seasonlong slump, had four three-putts in the first eight holes „ including two misses from inside 4 feet „ and shot 71. He trailed by four shots. Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar were 11 under, among the dozen players within three shots of the lead.TENNISFrom Page 1GOLFFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOIan Poulter hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the Houston Open, Saturday, in Humble, Texas. By DAN GREENSPAN Associated PressCARSON, Calif. „ Zlatan Ibrahimovic couldnt have scripted his Hollywood debut any better. The superstar Swedish forward scored twice in his first MLS game to cap the Los Angeles Galaxys comeback from three goals down to beat LAFC 4-3 on Saturday. I gave them Zlatan,Ž Ibrahimovic said. Ibrahimovic won it in the opening seconds of stoppage time with a header off a cross by Ashley Cole to send a sold-out StubHub Center into hysterics. After that, I was like, Just stop the game now. I dont want to feel any more adrenaline,Ž Ibrahimovic said. Ibrahimovics first goal in America was more audacious, scoring on a 40-yard kick when he caught LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller off his line to tie the score 3-3 in the 77th minute. Still working his way back to full fitness after sustaining a major knee injury last April, Ibrahimovic said the play was more about being able to make it through the rest of the match than heralding his long-anticipated arrival in spectacular fashion. I felt like I played 40 games for my 20 minutes,Ž Ibrahimovic said. I said this time I shoot, I dont run with the ball. Thats the ball that went in. I said I will save strength to play another 15 minutes.Ž No matter the intention behind the goal, Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid was blown away by the natural talent required to make it happen. Thats just world class. You cant teach that,Ž Schmid said. You cant do something brilliant unless you dare to be brilliant, and Ibrahimovic is a perfect definition of the guy who always dares to be brilliant. Thats got to be a goal thats going to go around the world. Im sure it will be a YouTube sensation, its fantastic.Ž It continued Ibrahimovics streak of scoring in his first game for every club he has played for. Ibrahimovic replaced Sebastian Lletget in the 71st minute shortly after chants of We want ZlatanŽ started in earnest. Ibrahimovics first touch came in the 73rd minute and helped lead to a goal by Chris Pontius on a header to pull to 3-2. Lletget started the Galaxys comeback by scoring in the 61st minute. It was a good team effort, but, in the end, I think it was a Zlatan day,Ž Galaxy forward Ola Kamara said. It was a stunning reversal after the first meeting between the first-year expansion team and five-time MLS Cup winners was a rout in favor of the newcomers in the first half, with Carlos Vela scoring twice.By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Washington coach Scott Brooks was excited to have his FerrariŽ back. Now the Wizards will ride into the playoffs at full strength. All-star John Wall had 15 points and 14 assists in his first game in two months, Otto Porter Jr. had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-93 on Saturday to clinch their fourth playoff berth in five seasons. That Ferrari is pretty good,Ž Brooks said referring to Wall. He got a lot of open shots for a lot of players. Thats what he does at the highest level in the league.Ž Wall, who last played on Jan. 25 and had left knee surgery six days later, made his first shot of the game „ a 3-pointer from the top of the key „ and played 33 minutes. It was good to see my first shot go in,Ž Wall said. Bradley Beal scored 22 points and hit 6 of 8 3-pointers as the Wizards tied a franchise high with 18 made shots from deep. Washington beat Charlotte for the first time in four tries this season. The Wizards went 15-12 without Wall, but had lost four of five to slip into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of both Miami and Milwaukee entering Saturday. We dont know who we play and we really dont care who we play. We just want to play well going into the playoffs,Ž Brooks said. The Wizards would currently match up with LeBron James and thirdplace Cleveland. Wall had averaged 19.4 points and 9.3 assists in 37 games before the injury. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who have now lost two straight after winning four in a row. Kemba Walker finished with seven points, just the fourth time this season the All-Star failed to reach double figures. I just think turnovers killed us,Ž Howard said as Charlotte had 17 turnovers compared to 11 for Washington. I want to say so much that it was John Wall coming back, but I think it was just turnovers.Ž Nine different Wizards „ including Wall „ had at least one steal. Their defense is aggressive,Ž Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. That was the difference in the game.Ž Trailing 51-50 at the half, Washington outscored the Hornets 37-23 in the third quarter and never looked back. Bradley Beal scored 14 points in the third, while Mike Scott had 11 of his 15 points in the quarter. Wall had five assists and the Wizards assisted on 12 of 14 shots in the third. Asked afterwards if he was in pain after playing for the first time in two months, Wall responded: Im cool.Ž Brooks said Wall would not play Sunday in Chicago, avoiding a back-to-back so early in his return.OUT LIKE A LAMBCharlotte reserve guard Jeremy Lamb missed his second game of the season with left foot soreness. Lamb, who leads the Hornets bench with 13.1 points per game, had averaged 17.6 points in the previous three meetings with Washington, including 24 on Nov. 22. AP PHOTOLos Angeles FCs Diego Rossi dribbles the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. AP PHOTOWashington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots over Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) during the second half in Washington. All-star John Wall back as Wizards winIbrahimovic leads Galaxy rallyMLS: Galaxy 4, LAFC 3 NBA: Wizards 107, Hornets 93


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HR„Adams(1),offCastilloTurner(1),off CastilloEaton(1),offBriceGoodwin(1),off QuackenbushSchebler(1),offStrasburg Duvall(1),offGraceSuarez(1),offRomero. RBIs„Eaton3(3),Harper2(2),Adams3 (3),Turner(1),Goodwin4(5),Suarez2(2), Gennett(1),Schebler(1),Duvall3(3).CS„ Goodwin(1).SF„Harper2,Duvall. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 3(Rendon,Kendrick,Strasburg)Cincinnati 7(Gennett2,Schebler2,Duvall,Peraza2). RISP„Washington4for11Cincinnati3for 11. Runnersmovedup„Rendon,Gennett. WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Stsbrg,W,1-06.18 311799 1.42 Solis,H,1.20 000170.00 Grace122202 1918.00 Romero.22 2211 2427.00 Gott.10 000040.00 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Castillo,L,0-156 6616 8510.80 Brice23 111138 4.50 Stephens13 2201 2618.00 Quackenbush.22 4420 2927.00 Hughes.10 000016.75 Inheritedrunners-scored„Solis3-0,Gott 1-0.HBP„Stephens(Zimmerman). Umpires„Home,QuinnWolcottFirst, MarvinHudsonSecond,JamesHoyeThird, JeffKellogg. T„3:16.A„27,341(42,319).METS6,CARDINALS2ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlerrf500001.000 Phamcf311012.143 Carpenter3b411101.250 Ozunalf400001.000 Martinez1b302111.714 Molinac402001.429 DeJongss401002.250 Wong2b300011.000 Wachap200001.000 Norrisp000000--a-Garciaph100001.000 Sherriffp000000--Tuivailalap000000--Lyonsp000000--b-Gyorkoph100000.000 TOTALS34272312 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cabrera2b513100.333 Cespedeslf221131.429 Brucerf510001.125 Frazier3b301300.286 dArnaudc311111.333 Gonzalez1b401000.429 Familiap000000--Lagarescf412000.400 deGromp201000.500 Gsellmanp100000.000 Swarzakp000000--Flores1b101000.500 Rosarioss300012.286 TOTALS33611655 ST.LOUIS000100010„270 NEWYORK20011011X„6111 a-struckoutforNorrisinthe7th.b-poppedout forLyonsinthe9th. E„Frazier(1).LOB„St.Louis8,NewYork10. 2B„Cabrera2(2),Frazier(1).HR„Carpenter (1),offSwarzakdArnaud(1),offWacha Cespedes(1),offWacha.RBIs„Carpenter(1), Martinez(3),Cabrera(1),Cespedes(4),Frazier 3(3),dArnaud(1).SF„Frazier. Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis6 (Fowler3,Martinez,Molina,DeJong)NewYork 6(Frazier2,dArnaud,Gonzalez2,Rosario). RISP„St.Louis1for11NewYork2for13. Runnersmovedup„Carpenter,Ozuna,Wong, Gsellman,Bruce. ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Wacha,L,0-14.25 442295 7.71 Norris1.12 000218 0.00 Sherriff.11 1110 1227.00 Tuivailala12 111117 9.00 Lyons.21001040.00 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrm,W,1-05.24 1117101 1.59 Gsellman,H,1.22 000114 0.00 Swarzk,H,11.11 111230 3.86 Familia,S,1-11.10 001230 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Norris1-0,Tuivailala 2-1,Lyons2-1,Gsellman1-0,Swarzak2-0, Familia1-0.HBP„Wacha(Frazier).WP„Norris, Familia,Tuivailala. Umpires„Home,BrianONoraFirst,CB BucknorSecond,ChrisConroyThird,Fieldin Culbreth. T„3:22.A„36,098(41,922).BLUEJAYS5,YANKEES3NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Walkerdh300010.200 Judgecf400001.167 Stantonrf301010.333 Gregoriusss401000.300 Sanchezc400000.077 Drury3b310010.300 McKinneylf000000.250 Gardnerlf300011.167 Austin1b322301.333 Wade2b300001.125 TOTALS3034344 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pearcelf310001.200 a-Grandersonph-lf101000.333 Donaldsondh311012.100 Smoak1b403200.364 Solarte3b411100.250 Grichukrf301011.200 Pillarcf321010.333 Diazss400002.000 Mailec301110.333 Ngoepe2b400003.000 TOTALS3259449 NEWYORK000020100„342 TORONTO10100102„590 a-singledforPearceinthe7th. E„Drury(1),Betances(1).LOB„NewYork 4,Toronto7.2B„Stanton(2),Gregorius(2), Donaldson(1),Smoak(2).HR„Austin(1), offEstradaAustin(2),offEstradaSolarte (1),offBetances.RBIs„Austin3(3),Smoak 2(2),Solarte(2),Maile(1).SB„Pillar3(3), Maile(1).CS„Granderson(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork 2(Gregorius,Sanchez)Toronto3(Pillar2, Ngoepe).RISP„NewYork0for2Toronto2 for7. Runnersmovedup„Diaz.GIDP„Judge, Solarte. DP„NewYork1(Drury,Wade,Austin) Toronto1(Solarte,Ngoepe,Smoak). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Sabathia55 212484 1.80 Warren.201110 713.50 Holder.11 000170.00 Betances,L,0-123 221440 9.00 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Estrada74 333291 3.86 Tepera,W,1-010 001113 0.00 Osuna,S,1-110 000110 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Holder1-1. Umpires„Home,ScottBarryFirst,Dave RackleySecond,KerwinDanleyThird,Paul Nauert. T„2:37.A„37,692(53,506).INDIANS6,MARINERS5CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss501001.111 Kipnis2b412000.429 Ramirez3b400000.000 Encarnaciondh310011.200 Daviscf-lf310011.000 Alonso1b221421.167 Guyerlf200000.000 a-Zimmerph-cf200000.000 Gomesc411203.286 Chisenhallrf401001.286 TOTALS3366648 SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordoncf512001.375 Segurass401102.125 Cano2b413101.571 Cruzdh311200.333 b-Herediaph-dh100000.000 Seager3b400001.000 Hanigerrf311110.667 Healy1b400002.000 Marjamac300000.000 c-Vogelbachph100001.000 Suzukilf412000.333 TOTALS36510518 CLEVELAND400200000„660 SEATTLE012002000„5100 a-”iedoutforGuyerinthe5th.b-”iedout forCruzinthe8th.c-struckoutforMarjama inthe9th. LOB„Cleveland4,Seattle5.2B„Kipnis(1), Cano(1).HR„Alonso(1),offPaxtonGomes (1),offPaxtonHaniger(1),offCarrasco Cruz(2),offCarrasco.RBIs„Alonso4(4), Gomes2(3),Segura(1),Cano(1),Cruz2 (4),Haniger(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cleveland1 (Ramirez)Seattle2(Segura,Healy).RISP„ Cleveland1for3Seattle2for7. LIDP„Cruz. DP„Cleveland1(Alonso,Lindor). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Crrsco,W,1-05.27 550477 7.94 McAllister,H,110 000080.00 Miller,H,11.13 001326 0.00 Allen,S,1-110 000110 0.00 SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Paxton,L,0-14.26 6644 10411.57 Lawrence2.20 000236 0.00 Rzepczynski.20 000150.00 Altavilla10 000110 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Lawrence1-0. Umpires„Home,AlfonsoMarquezFirst, JimWolfSecond,D.J.ReyburnThird,Sam Holbrook. T„2:47.A„35,881(47,943).ASTROS9,RANGERS3HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springerrf401112.250 Bregman3b500000.091 Altuve2b524100.545 Fisherlf000000.000 Correass524200.455 Gonzalezlf-2b301211.222 Gattisdh411012.182 Davis1b500002.000 McCannc422111.375 Marisnickcf521201.222 TOTALS40914949 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Andrusss332110.600 Gallo1b400003.167 Beltre3b301101.364 Profar3b000010--Mazararf402101.300 Choodh300011.364 Odor2b400001.111 Centenoc400001.000 Robinsonlf300013.000 Toccicf400002.000 TOTALS32353413 HOUSTON031011210„9140 TEXAS001001010„350 LOB„Houston9,Texas6.2B„Springer(1), Correa(2),Gonzalez(1),Gattis(2),Beltre (2).HR„Marisnick(2),offMooreCorrea (1),offChavezAndrus(1),offMcCullers. RBIs„Springer(2),Altuve(2),Correa2 (3),Gonzalez2(2),McCann(1),Marisnick 2(3),Andrus(2),Beltre(1),Mazara(2). SF„Gonzalez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston 5(Bregman,Correa,Gonzalez,Davis, Marisnick)Texas3(Choo2,Odor).RISP„ Houston4for14Texas1for5. Runnersmovedup„Choo. HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA McClrs,W,1-05.1422110913.38 Harris.20 000170.00 Sipp1.21 112232 5.40 McHugh1.1 0001021 0.00 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Moore,L,0-147 440685 9.00 Gardewine12 110014 9.00 Chavez2433013513.50 Diekman.1011211327.00 Leclerc.21 000016 0.00 Bush10 002120 4.50 Inheritedrunners-scored„Harris1-0, McHugh2-0,Leclerc2-1.WP„Moore2, Bush. Umpires„Home,EdHickoxFirst,Gabe MoralesSecond,JerryMealsThird,Ron Kulpa. T„3:19.A„36,892(49,115).ANGELS8,ATHLETICS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b422201.357 Troutcf523201.267 Uptonlf511101.214 Pujolsdh502200.286 Calhounrf500001.231 Simmonsss501100.333 Valbuena3b501000.100 Marte1b310010.000 Riverac422002.500 TOTALS41812816 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Joycedh500001.182 Semienss501001.357 Lowrie2b411011.308 Davislf312011.400 Olson1b210022.182 Piscottyrf401201.167 Chapman3b302110.273 Powellcf400002 .200 Maxwellc401000.250 TOTALS3438359 LOSANGELES102013001„8120 OAKLAND000003000„381 E„Semien(1).LOB„LosAngeles8,Oakland 9.2B„Cozart(2),Trout2(2),Upton(1), Pujols(1),Rivera(1),Semien(1),Davis2 (2),Chapman(1).3B„Cozart(1).RBIs„ Cozart2(3),Trout2(3),Upton(1),Pujols2 (3),Simmons(2),Piscotty2(2),Chapman (1).SB„Trout(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„LosAngeles 4(Trout,Calhoun2,Simmons)Oakland 5(Olson2,Piscotty, Powell2). RISP„Los Angeles6for19Oakland3for6. GIDP„ Powell. DP„LosAngeles1(Simmons,Cozart, Marte). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Shmkr,W,1-05.243344904.76 Bedrosian.110001713.50 Alvarez.220000130.00 Johnson,H,11.100012290.00 Bard110002150.00 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Mngdn,L,0-15.27 6515100 7.94 Hendriks.12 1100 1327.00 Coulombe11 000010 0.00 Pagan22110129 6.00 Coulombepitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Bedrosian2-1, Johnson2-0,Hendriks2-2,Pagan1-0.HBP„ Pagan(Cozart).WP„Mengden2,Hendriks. Umpires„Home,ChadFairchildFirst,Will LittleSecond,TedBarrettThird,Lance Barksdale. T„3:23.A„17,012(46,765).REDSOX3,RAYS2BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf401010.182 Benintendicf300021.000 Ramirezdh511000.250 Martinezlf412000.200 Bogaertsss413200.667 Moreland1b300010.000 Nunez3b400001.250 Holt2b200021.000 Leonc400002.000 Totals3337265 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Spandh401011.286 Kiermaiercf400000.091 Gomezrf422100.182 Miller1b400002.143 Duffy3b403000.333 Wendle2b300102.000 Hechavarriass400001.182 M.Smithlf301010.333 Sucrec201011.500 a-Cronph100000.125 Totals3328237 BOSTON010101000„370 TAMPABAY000001010„281 a-linedoutforSucreinthe9th. E„Duffy(1).LOB„Boston9,TampaBay8. 2B„Betts(1),Ramirez(1),Martinez(1), Bogaerts(5),Gomez(1).HR„Bogaerts (1),offKittredgeGomez(1),offPoyner. RBIs„Bogaerts2(2),Gomez(1),Wendle (1).SB„Ramirez(1),Duffy(1).CS„Betts (1).SF„Wendle. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Boston 5(Benintendi,Holt,Leon3)TampaBay4 (Kiermaier2,Hechavarria2).RISP„Boston 1for12TampaBay1for7. Runnersmovedup„Moreland.LIDP„Cron. GIDP„Ramirez. DP„Boston1(Bogaerts,Moreland)Tampa Bay1(Hechavarria,Wendle,Miller). BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Prcello,W,1-05.16 111489 1.69 Hembree,H,11.10 001221 0.00 Poyner,H,1.21 1100 913.50 C.Smith,H,1.21 0001 1313.50 Kimbrel,S,2-210 001016 0.00 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kttrdge,L,0-13.132111572.70 Yarbrough44 113373 2.25 Romo.200011130.00 Roe100010136.75 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hembree2-1, Poyner1-0,Yarbrough1-1,Romo2-0. WP„Hembree. Umpires„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Manny GonzalezSecond,JeffNelsonThird,Laz Diaz. T„3:21.A„17,838(42,735).ALLEADERS BATTING: Davidson,Chicago,.750;Engel,Chicago, .667;Haniger,Seattle,.667; Bogaerts,Boston,.625; Andrus,Texas,.571;Cano, Seattle,.571;Anderson, Chicago,.500;Butera,Kansas City,.500;Choo,Texas,.500; MMachado,Baltimore,.500. RUNS: Davidson,Chicago, 4;Anderson,Chicago,3; Bogaerts,Boston,3;Pillar, Toronto,3;Stanton,New York,3;17tiedat2. RBI: Davidson,Chicago,5; Alonso,Cleveland,4;Cruz, Seattle,4;KDavis,Oakland,4; Stanton,NewYork,4;8tied at3. HITS: Bogaerts,Boston, 5;Andrus,Texas,4;Cano, Seattle,4;Choo,Texas,4; Haniger,Seattle,4;Semien, Oakland,4;Smoak,Toronto, 4;Stanton,NewYork,4;13 tiedat3. DOUBLES: Bogaerts,Boston, 4;Gregorius,NewYork,2; DMachado,Detroit,2;Smoak, Toronto,2;Stanton,New York,2;20tiedat1. TRIPLES: Calhoun,LosAngeles,1;Gre g orius,NewYork,1; Joseph,Baltimore,1;Powell, Oakland,1;Span,Tampa Bay,1. HOMERUNS: Davidson,Chicago,3;Anderson,Chicago, 2;Austin,NewYork,2;Cruz, Seattle,2;Stanton,NewYork, 2;20tiedat1. PITCHING: Bleier,Baltimore, 1-0;Carrasco,Cleveland,1-0; Fister,Texas,1-0;Hatcher, Oakland,1-0;Hernandez, Seattle,1-0;Price,Boston, 1-0;Pruitt,TampaBay,1-0; Severino,NewYork,1-0; Shields,Chicago,1-0;Skaggs, LosAngeles,1-0;Tanaka, NewYork,1-0;Tepera, Toronto,1-0;Verlander, Houston,1-0. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,9; Kluber,Cleveland,8;Tanaka, NewYork,8;Zimmermann, Detroit,8;Bundy,Baltimore, 7;Hamels,Texas,7;Manaea, Oakland,7;Odorizzi,Minnesota,7;Severino,NewYork, 7;Archer,TampaBay,6. NLLEADERS BATTING: Gennett,Cincinnati,1.000;Iannetta, Colorado,.714;Martinez, St.Louis,.714;Harper, Washington,.667;Nimmo, NewYork,.667;Plawecki, NewYork,.667;Polanco, Pittsburgh,.600;Ahmed, Arizona,.571;4tiedat.500. RUNS: Freeman,Atlanta,4; Ahmed,Arizona,3;Bryant, Chicago,3;Crawford, Philadelphia,3;Harrison, Pittsbur g h,3;Owin g s, Arizona,3;Peralta,Arizona, 3;Polanco,Pittsburgh,3; Pollock,Arizona,3;16tied at2. RBI: Ahmed,Arizona, 5;Braun,Milwaukee,5; Cespedes,NewYork,4; Lamb,Arizona,4;Polanco, Pittsburgh,4;7tiedat3. HITS: Cain,Milwaukee, 5;Iannetta,Colorado,5; Martinez,St.Louis,5;9tied at4. DOUBLES: Bryant,Chicago, 2;Cabrera,NewYork, 2;Cain,Milwaukee,2; Hoskins,Philadelphia,2; Shaw,Milwaukee,2;20tied at1. TRIPLES: Dietrich,Miami, 1;Dyson,Arizona,1;Marte, Pittsburgh,1;Pollock, Arizona,1. HOMERUNS: Panik,San Francisco,2;24tiedat1. PITCHING: Blach,San Francisco,1-0;Brault,Pittsburgh,1-0;Cishek,Chicago, 1-0;Corbin,Arizona,1-0; Despaigne,Miami,1-0; Drake,Milwaukee,1-0; Hutchison,Philadelphia, 1-0;Jeffress,Milwaukee, 1-0;Ray,Arizona,1-0; Scherzer,Washington,1-0; Syndergaard,NewYork, 1-0;Vizcaino,Atlanta,1-0; Watson,SanFrancisco,1-0; deGrom,NewYork,1-0. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,10; Syndergaard,NewYork, 10;Corbin,Arizona,8;Ray, Arizona,8;Smith,Miami,8.BOXSCORES ROUNDUPIndians6,Mariners5: YonderAlonsohithisthirdcareergrandslam inthe“rstinning,YanGomesaddedatwo-runshotandtheClevelandIndiansheldonforawin. BlueJays5,Yankees3: YangervisSolartehitatiebreakinghomerin theeighthinningandKevinPillaraddedaninsurancerunbystealingsecond,thirdandhometosendtheTorontoBlueJaysoverthe NewYorkYankees5-3Saturdayfortheir“rstwinoftheseason. Nationals13,Reds7: AdamEatonhadsolohomeramonghis career-high“vehitsandBrianGoodwinhithis“rstcareergrand slam.. Mets6,Cardinals2: YoenisCespedesandTravisdArnaudhomered, ToddFrazierdroveinthreerunsandtheNewYorkMetsbeatthe St.LouisCardinals6-2Saturday. Astros9,Rangers3: LanceMcCullersJr.struckout10in51/3 innings,CarlosCorreaandJakeMarisnickhittwo-runhomers. Angels8,Athletics3: MikeTrouthadthreehitsandtwoRBIs,Zack Cozartalsodroveintworuns. RedSox3,Rays2: XanderBogaertshomered,RickPorcellocarried ashutoutintothesixthinning. Postponed: PittsburghatDetroit.TODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISON THISDATEINBASEBALL1931: PitcherVirneMitchell,17,signedwiththeChattanoogaclubofTennessee,becomingthe“rstwomanto playforanotherwiseall-malebaseballteam. 1972: The“rstcollectiveplayersstrikeinmajorleague historybegan.Thestrikelasted12daysandcanceled86 games. 1996: UmpireJohnMcSherry,51,whoplannedtosee doctorsthenextdayaboutanirregularheartbeat,collapsedsevenpitchesintoCincinnatisopeneranddiedat ahospitalaboutanhourlater. 1970: AninvestmentgroupheadedbyBudSeligbought theSeattlepilotsfor$10.8million. 1989: A.BartlettGiamattitookoverasbaseball commissioner. 2001: TheTorontoBlueJaysbeattheTexasRangers8-1 whenthemajorleaguebaseballseasonopenedinSan Juan,PuertoRico. 2013: BryceHarperhomeredinhis“rsttwoat-bats, StephenStrasburgretired19battersinarowandthe defendingNLEastchampionWashingtonNationals openedtheseasonwitha2-0victoryovertheMiami Marlins.Harper,thereigningNLRookieoftheYear,hit soloshotsovertheout-of-townscoreboardinright-center“eldoffRickyNolascointhe“rstandfourthinnings. Todaysbirthday: DanielMurphy,33.NATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisWeaver(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkMatz(L)1:10p0-00.000-00-14.110.38 ChicagoQuintana(L)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiPeters(L)1:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 WashingtonGonzalez(L)0-00.000-01-08.10.00 CincinnatiRomano(R)4:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 SanFran.Stratton(R)0-00.000-00-14.16.23 LosAngelesHill(L)8:37p0-00.000-02-016.21.62AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MinnesotaBerrios(R)0-00.000-02-012.14.38 BaltimoreGausman(R)1:05p0-00.000-00-04.011.25 NewYorkGray(R)0-00.000-01-218.01.50 TorontoStroman(R)1:07p0-00.000-01-223.25.32 BostonVelazquez(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TampaBayFaria(R)1:10p0-00.000-01-09.01.00 ChicagoLopez(R)0-00.000-02-018.13.44 KansasCityHammel(R)2:15p0-00.000-00-26.216.20 HoustonCole(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TexasMinor(L)3:05p0-00.000-01-03.22.45 LosAngelesOhtani(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 OaklandGossett(R)4:05p0-00.000-00-16.22.70 ClevelandBauer(R)0-00.000-00-07.01.29 SeattleLeake(R)4:10p0-00.000-00-16.24.05INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghWilliams(R)0-00.000-01-07.00.00 DetroitFulmer(R)1:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 PittsburghKuhl(R)0-00.000-01-06.04.50 DetroitLiriano(L)6:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent.NewYorksToddFrazier,right,slidessafelyintothirdbaseonatwo-runtripleas St.LouisMattCarpentercoversthebagduringthe“rstinningofSaturdaysgamein NewYork.[FRANKFRANKLINII/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 55 21 .724 „ x-Boston 53 23 .697 2 x-Philadelphia 45 30 .600 9 New York 27 50 .351 28 Brooklyn 24 51 .320 30 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Washington 42 34 .553 „ Miami 41 35 .539 1 Charlotte 34 43 .442 8 Orlando 22 53 .293 19 Atlanta 21 55 .276 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 46 30 .605 „ x-Indiana 45 31 .592 1 Milwaukee 41 35 .539 5 Detroit 36 40 .474 10 Chicago 25 51 .329 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 62 14 .816 „ San Antonio 44 32 .579 18 New Orleans 43 33 .566 19 Dallas 23 53 .303 39 Memphis 21 54 .280 40 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 47 29 .618 „ Minnesota 44 33 .571 3 Oklahoma City 44 33 .571 3 Utah 43 33 .566 4 Denver 41 35 .539 6 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 54 21 .720 „ L.A. Clippers 41 35 .539 13 L.A. Lakers 33 42 .440 21 Sacramento 24 52 .316 30 Phoenix 19 58 .247 36x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceFridays GamesChicago 90, Orlando 82 Philadelphia 101, Atlanta 91 Cleveland 107, New Orleans 102 Houston 104, Phoenix 103 Denver 126, Oklahoma City 125, OT Minnesota 93, Dallas 92 Utah 107, Memphis 97 Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 96 Milwaukee 124, L.A. Lakers 122, OTSaturdays GamesWashington 107, Charlotte 93 Detroit 115, New York 109 Boston 110, Toronto 99 Brooklyn at Miami, late Golden State at Sacramento, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Dallas at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledPRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Boston 77 49 17 11 109 258 197 x-Tampa Bay 78 52 22 4 108 282 224 x-Toronto 79 47 25 7 101 267 226 Florida 77 39 30 8 86 232 236 Detroit 79 30 38 11 71 207 242 Montreal 78 28 38 12 68 198 250 Ottawa 78 27 40 11 65 210 274 Buffalo 77 24 41 12 60 180 256Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Washington 78 46 25 7 99 244 229 Pittsburgh 79 45 28 6 96 262 243 Columbus 79 44 29 6 94 231 217 Philadelphia 78 39 25 14 92 234 232 New Jersey 78 41 28 9 91 236 235 Carolina 79 35 33 11 81 220 247 N.Y. Rangers 79 34 36 9 77 228 256 N.Y. Islanders 79 32 37 10 74 253 288WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 77 50 16 11 111 250 196 x-Winnipeg 78 48 20 10 106 260 207 Minnesota 77 43 24 10 96 238 217 St. Louis 77 43 28 6 92 215 202 Colorado 78 42 28 8 92 246 224 Dallas 78 39 31 8 86 220 215 Chicago 79 32 37 10 74 223 245Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Vegas 78 49 22 7 105 260 211 San Jose 78 44 24 10 98 241 214 Los Angeles 79 43 28 8 94 229 194 Anaheim 78 40 25 13 93 220 209 Calgary 78 35 33 10 80 206 239 Edmonton 78 34 38 6 74 225 252 Vancouver 79 30 40 9 69 208 253 Arizona 78 27 40 11 65 195 248 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 GamesCarolina 4, Washington 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Rangers 3 Colorado 5, Chicago 0 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Vegas 4, St. Louis 3, OTSaturdays GamesBoston 5, Florida 1 Detroit 2, Ottawa 0 Vancouver 5, Columbus 4, OT New Jersey 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 2, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 2 Winnipeg 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota at Dallas, late Buffalo at Nashville, late St. Louis at Arizona, late Edmonton at Calgary, late San Jose at Vegas, lateTodays GamesBoston at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesBuffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.ECHLEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Manchester 68 40 22 3 3 86 249 203 x-Adirondack 68 38 23 3 4 83 217 211 x-Reading 68 37 23 8 0 82 218 187 Wheeling 69 33 27 8 1 75 233 236 Worcester 67 33 26 4 4 74 181 186 Brampton 68 26 32 6 4 62 201 231 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Florida 67 48 13 2 4 102 240 162 x-South Car. 67 45 15 6 1 97 199 141 x-Orlando 69 32 28 6 3 73 203 222 x-Atlanta 69 31 33 2 3 67 199 218 Jacksonville 68 25 36 4 3 57 195 232 Norfolk 69 25 37 6 1 57 205 257 Greenville 68 23 37 7 1 54 195 270 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toledo 69 48 16 3 2 101 231 159 x-Fort Wayne 68 44 18 5 1 94 275 199 Cincinnati 68 38 27 3 0 79 213 204 Kalamazoo 68 34 28 4 2 74 244 240 Indy 67 33 29 4 1 71 225 235 Kansas City 68 33 30 3 2 71 192 208 Quad City 68 22 41 4 1 49 181 280 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Colorado 68 45 17 4 2 96 244 202 x-Idaho 68 41 20 4 3 89 228 178 Wichita 69 33 28 6 2 74 215 222 Allen 68 33 27 6 2 74 222 218 Tulsa 68 31 26 3 8 73 202 211 Utah 68 26 27 9 6 67 218 242 Rapid City 68 22 40 3 3 50 183 254 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 GamesReading 5, Manchester 4, SO Kalamazoo 3, Norfolk 2 Worcester 3, Brampton 2 Toledo 4, Wheeling 1 Florida 5, Greenville 3 South Carolina 3, Jacksonville 1 Cincinnati 3, Fort Wayne 2, OT Indy 6, Kansas City 3 Colorado 3, Allen 2, OT Tulsa 3, Wichita 2 Rapid City 4, Quad City 3, OT Idaho 5, Utah 0Saturdays GamesReading at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 7 p.m. Greenville at Orlando, 7 p.m. Kalamazoo at Norfolk, 7 p.m. Manchester at Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Brampton at Worcester, 7:05 p.m. South Carolina at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Colorado at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Quad City at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Utah at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -200 at Miami +180 St. Louis -118 at New York +108 Washington -148 at Cincinnati +138 at Los Angeles -177 San Francisco +165American Leagueat Kansas City -120 Chicago +110 New York -110 at Toronto +100 Boston -112 at Tampa Bay +102 Houston -149 at Texas +139 Los Angeles -119 at Oakland +109 Cleveland -124 at Seattle +114Interleagueat Detroit (1st) -109 Pittsburgh -101 at Detroit (2nd) Off Pittsburgh OffNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Washington 8 210 at Chicago Philadelphia 2 217 at Charlotte at San Antonio Off Off Houston at L.A. Clippers 2 216 Indiana at Cleveland 11 217 Dallas Oklahoma City 1 226 at New Orleans at Atlanta 2 209 Orlando Detroit 1 210 at Brooklyn at Minnesota Off Off Utah at Denver 3 224 Milwaukee at Golden State 14 215 Phoenix at Portland 14 206 Memphis at L.A. Lakers Off Off Sacramento NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia Off Boston Off at Tampa Bay Off Nashville Off New Jersey -158 at Montreal +148 at Pittsburgh Off Washington Off at Anaheim Off Colorado Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Traded RHP Casey Meisner to St. Louis for RHP Josh Lucas and optioned Lucas to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Placed Delino DeShields on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Nick Gardewine from Round Rock (PCL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Louisville (IL). Signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year contract. Designated C Stuart Turner for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned 1B Ji-Man Choi to Colorado Springs (PCL). Transferred RHP Jimmy Nelson to the 60-day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Ryan Sherriff from Memphis (PCL). Transferred RHP Alex Reyes to the 60-day DL. Signed RHP Greg Holland to a one-year contract and optioned him to Palm Beach (FSL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned C Raffy Lopez to El Paso (PCL). Transferred RHP Colin Rea to the 60day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Joey Lucchesi from San Antonio (TL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Transferred F Andrew White III to Erie (NBAGL).HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES „ Recalled D Oliver Kylington from Stockton (AHL) on an emergency basis. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL) on an emergency basis. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Assigned D Matt Spencer from Syracuse (AHL) to Adirondack (ECHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended Hershey D Tyler Lewington one game. CHICAGO WOLVES „ Recalled D Dmitri Osipov from Quad City (ECHL). TEXAS STARS „ Assigned F Max French to Idaho (ECHL).ECHLADIRONDACK THUNDER „ Released D Adam Larkin. CINCINNATI CYCLONES „ Released F Vasili Glotov. COLORADO EAGLES „ Released D Neal Goff. JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN „ Signed F Colten Veloso. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Released F Guillaume Naud. NORFOLK ADMIRALS „ Signed F Ben Greiner. TULSA OILERS „ Signed D Kyle Rhodes. WHEELING NAILERS „ Claimed F Louick Marcotte off waivers from Fort Wayne. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Loaned D Justin Hamonic and F Dwyer Tschantz to Utica (AHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMINNESOTA UNITED „ Acquired F Darwin Quintero by transfer from Club America (Liga MX-Mexico).COLLEGESXAVIER „ Promoted mens assistant basketball coach Travis Steele to head coach.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals SaturdayMichigan 69, Loyola of Chicago 57 Villanova (34-4) vs. Kansas (31-7), lateNational Championship MondayMichigan (33-7) vs. Villanova-Kansas winner, 9:20 p.m.MICHIGAN 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 57LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (32-6) Krutwig 7-11 3-4 17, Custer 5-9 4-4 15, Richardson 2-4 0-0 4, Townes 4-12 0-0 8, Ingram 1-4 0-0 2, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, DiNardi 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 3-7 4-4 10, Shanks 0-0 0-0 0, Satterwhite 0-0 1-2 1, Williamson 0-2 0-0 0, Skokna 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 12-14 57. MICHIGAN (33-7) Livers 0-0 0-0 0, Wagner 10-16 1-2 24, Matthews 7-12 2-4 17, Simpson 0-6 0-0 0, Abdur-Rahkman 2-11 3-4 7, Baird 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Teske 1-1 0-0 2, Simmons 1-2 0-0 3, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Poole 2-5 3-4 7, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 2-6 3-4 9. Totals 25-59 12-18 69. Halftime„Loyola of Chicago 29-22. 3-Point Goals„ Loyola of Chicago 1-10 (Custer 1-3, Williamson 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Ingram 0-2, Townes 0-2), Michigan 7-28 (Wagner 3-7, Robinson 2-6, Matthews 1-2, Simmons 1-2, Simpson 0-3, Poole 0-3, Abdur-Rahkman 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Loyola of Chicago 31 (Ingram 9), Michigan 35 (Wagner 14). Assists„Loyola of Chicago 6 (Ingram 2), Michigan 8 (Simpson 3). Total Fouls„Loyola of Chicago 17, Michigan 11.COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALChampionship Series ( Best-of-3 ) March 26: San Francisco 72, North Texas 62March 28: North Texas 69, San Francisco 55Friday: North Texas 88, San Francisco 77COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Championship FridayNorthern Colorado 76, UIC 71WOMENS BASKETBALL NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern FINAL FOUR At Columbus, Ohio National Semi“ nals FridayMississippi State 73, Louisville 63, OT Notre Dame 91, UConn 89, OTNational Championship TodayMississippi State (37-1) vs. Notre Dame (34-3), 7 p.m.WOMENS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTChampionship SaturdayIndiana 65, Virginia Tech 57GOLFPGA TOURHOUSTON OPENSaturdays leaders at Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72Third RoundIan Poulter 73-64-65„202 Beau Hossler 65-68-69„202 Greg Chalmers 67-72-65„204 Emiliano Grillo 69-68-67„204 Kevin Tway 65-70-69„204 Paul Dunne 64-71-69„204 Keith Mitchell 67-71-67„205 Robert Garrigus 69-69-67„205 Henrik Stenson 68-68-69„205 Chesson Hadley 68-68-69„205 Matt Kuchar 68-68-69„205 Sam Ryder 66-68-71„205 Luke List 68-68-70„206 Shawn Stefani 67-69-70„206 Jordan Spieth 68-67-71„206 Abraham Ancer 68-66-72„206 Nate Lashley 70-69-68„207 John Huh 70-67-70„207 Bud Cauley 67-69-71„207 Shane Lowry 68-68-71„207 Nicholas Lindheim 68-66-73„207 Rickie Fowler 66-68-73„207 Michael Thompson 67-71-70„208 Scott Piercy 68-70-70„208 Charles Howell III 71-67-70„208 Dawie van der Walt 70-69-69„208 Danny Lee 68-70-70„208 Grayson Murray 67-69-72„208 Julian Suri 66-69-73„208 Ryan Armour 66-70-72„208 Tom Lovelady 70-69-70„209 Aaron Wise 69-69-71„209 Jamie Lovemark 69-69-71„209 Keegan Bradley 68-71-70„209 Kevin Streelman 68-72-69„209 Jason Dufner 71-67-71„209 Johnson Wagner 71-67-71„209 Nick Watney 71-69-69„209 Andrew Putnam 71-69-69„209 Roberto Daz 68-69-72„209 Matt Every 67-70-72„209 Justin Rose 68-69-72„209 Tony Finau 70-70-69„209 James Hahn 69-67-73„209 Daniel Berger 69-72-68„209 J.B. Holmes 73-68-68„209 Tom Hoge 68-73-68„209 Lucas Glover 65-73-72„210 Troy Merritt 69-69-72„210 Russell Henley 69-71-70„210 Ethan Tracy 70-67-73„210 Hunter Mahan 71-69-70„210 Brett Stegmaier 67-69-74„210 Bronson Burgoon 67-68-75„210 Phil Mickelson 68-71-72„211 Ben Crane 72-67-72„211 Rory Sabbatini 69-71-71„211 Tyler Duncan 68-72-71„211 Tyrone Van Aswegen 72-68-71„211 Sam Saunders 70-66-75„211 Thomas Pieters 69-72-70„211 Martin Piller 68-73-70„211 Brandon Harkins 70-71-70„211 Bobby Gates 70-71-70„211 Adam Schenk 70-69-73„212 Byeong Hun An 69-72-71„212 Ernie Els 70-71-71„212 Seungsu Han 71-70-71„212 Denny McCarthy 68-73-71„212 Aaron Baddeley 71-68-74„213 Sean OHair 71-68-74„213 Seamus Power 67-72-74„213 Chad Campbell 69-71-73„213 Matt Jones 70-71-72„213 Rob Oppenheim 69-72-72„213Made cut did not “ nish Jonathan Byrd 69-70-75„214 Joel Dahmen 68-71-75„214 Bill Haas 68-72-74„214 Scott Brown 71-70-73„214 Lee Westwood 69-70-76„215 Jason Kokrak 67-74-74„215 Ben Silverman 73-68-74„215 Kelly Kraft 70-71-74„215 Scott Stallings 73-68-74„215 Fabin Gmez 68-73-75„216 Richy Werenski 70-71-75„216 Jhonattan Vegas 71-68-78„217 Brandt Snedeker 67-73-77„217 Padraig Harrington 67-73-79„219 Dominic Bozzelli 72-69-79„220 Failed to make the cut Blayne Barber 71-71„142 Harris English 72-70„142 William McGirt 71-71„142 Steve Stricker 67-75„142 Chez Reavie 70-72„142 Stephan Jaeger 68-74„142 Harold Varner III 68-74„142 Brice Garnett 71-71„142 Cody Gribble 71-71„142 Rod Pampling 66-76„142 Michael Kim 71-71„142 C.T. Pan 69-73„142 Alex Cejka 70-72„142 J.J. Henry 68-75„143 Dylan Frittelli 71-72„143 Peter Uihlein 72-71„143 Peter Malnati 72-71„143 Andrew Loupe 69-74„143 D.A. Points 69-74„143 Russell Knox 71-72„143 Chris Kirk 70-73„143 Derek Fathauer 73-70„143 Shubhankar Sharma 73-70„143 Jon Curran 69-75„144 Xinjun Zhang 75-69„144 Zach Cabra 73-71„144 Chris Stroud 71-73„144 Jonas Blixt 70-74„144 K.J. Choi 74-71„145 Geoff Ogilvy 70-75„145 Ryan Palmer 72-73„145 Ryan Baca 70-75„145 Ryan Blaum 70-76„146 Patrick Rodgers 74-72„146 Nick Taylor 73-73„146 Whee Kim 69-77„146 Robert Streb 70-76„146 Lanto Grif“ n 71-75„146 Corey Conners 73-73„146 Mackenzie Hughes 69-77„146 Martin Kaymer 70-77„147 Brian Stuard 74-73„147 Bob Estes 75-72„147 Cameron Tringale 73-74„147 Camilo Villegas 73-75„148 Rafa Cabrera Bello 71-77„148 Retief Goosen 70-78„148 Yuta Ikeda 75-73„148 Talor Gooch 73-75„148 Martin Flores 75-74„149 Jonathan Randolph 74-76„150 Smylie Kaufman 75-78„153 JJ Wood 79-75„154LPGA TOURANA INSPIRATIONFridays leaders at Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif. Purse: $2.8 million. Yardage: 6,763; Par: 72 (adenotes amateur)Second RoundSung Hyun Park 68-64„132 Pernilla Lindberg 65-67„132 Jessica Korda 67-68„135 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-67„137 Charley Hull 69-68„137 Amy Olson 69-68„137 Ayako Uehara 66-71„137 Jennifer Song 69-69„138 a-Albane Valenzuela 67-71„138 Beatriz Recari 66-72„138 Jeong Eun Lee 72-67„139 Alena Sharp 71-68„139 Inbee Park 70-69„139 In Gee Chun 68-71„139 Caroline Masson 72-68„140 Nelly Korda 71-69„140 Bronte Law 70-70„140 Lydia Ko 70-70„140 Sei Young Kim 70-70„140 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-70„140 Sun Young Yoo 69-71„140 Hee Young Park 69-71„140 Cristie Kerr 68-72„140 Lexi Thompson 68-72„140 Ha Na Jang 67-73„140 Ryann OToole 72-69„141 Ariya Jutanugarn 72-69„141 Shanshan Feng 71-70„141 In-Kyung Kim 71-70„141 Jeongeun Lee 71-70„141 Azahara Munoz 71-70„141 Brittany Altomare 68-73„141 Chella Choi 68-73„141 Michelle Wie 75-67„142 Marina Alex 73-69„142 a-Rose Zhang 72-70„142 Austin Ernst 72-70„142 a-Atthaya Thitikul 71-71„142 Paula Creamer 70-72„142 Emma Talley 69-73„142 Laetitia Beck 74-69„143 a-Lilia Vu 73-70„143 Anna Nordqvist 73-70„143 Hyejin Choi 73-70„143 Tiffany Joh 72-71„143 Stacy Lewis 72-71„143 Sandra Gal 72-71„143 Nicole Broch Larsen 71-72„143 Sarah Jane Smith 71-72„143 Caroline Inglis 71-72„143 Lindy Duncan 70-73„143 Pornanong Phatlum 70-73„143 Kim Kaufman 70-73„143 Nasa Hataoka 70-73„143 Lizette Salas 75-69„144 Wei-Ling Hsu 74-70„144 Mirim Lee 73-71„144 Jin Young Ko 72-72„144 Jenny Shin 71-73„144 Jacqui Concolino 71-73„144 Madelene Sagstrom 70-74„144 Hannah Green 70-74„144 Morgan Pressel 76-69„145 So Yeon Ryu 75-70„145 Minjee Lee 74-71„145 Candie Kung 73-72„145 Catriona Matthew 73-72„145 Angela Stanford 72-73„145 Florentyna Parker 72-73„145 Ai Suzuki 72-73„145 Mi Jung Hur 71-74„145 Gaby Lopez 71-74„145 Cydney Clanton 71-74„145 Angel Yin 70-75„145 Brooke M. Henderson 70-75„145 Kris Tamulis 69-76„145 Failed to make the cut Danielle Kang 75-71„146 Brittany Lincicome 73-73„146 Yani Tseng 73-73„146 Hyo Joo Kim 73-73„146 Mariah Stackhouse 73-73„146 Karine Icher 72-74„146 Mel Reid 71-75„146 a-Lucy Li 70-76„146 Brittany Lang 76-71„147 Carlota Ciganda 75-72„147 Mo Martin 75-72„147 Ally McDonald 74-73„147 Katherine Kirk 73-74„147 Cindy LaCrosse 73-74„147 Jane Park 72-75„147 Eun-Hee Ji 71-76„147 Sydnee Michaels 75-73„148 Mi Hyang Lee 74-74„148 Na Yeon Choi 73-75„148 Jing Yan 72-76„148 Megan Khang 71-77„148 Amy Yang 77-72„149 a-Sophia Schubert 76-73„149 Jaye Marie Green 75-74„149 Erynne Lee 75-74„149 Juli Inkster 74-75„149 Aditi Ashok 71-78„149 Ashleigh Buhai 77-73„150 Emily K. Pedersen 77-73„150 Georgia Hall 74-76„150 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 72-78„150 Peiyun Chien 71-79„150 Mariajo Uribe 75-76„151 Haru Nomura 75-76„151 Lindsey Weaver 75-76„151 a-Maria Fassi 77-75„152 Laura Davies 81-72„153 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 80-73„153 Ji-Hyun Kim 78-76„154 Su Oh 80-79„159 Donna Andrews 82-81„163WEB.COM TOURSAVANNAH CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Landings Club Deer Creek GC, Savannah, Ga. Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,094; Par: 72Third RoundSam Burns 72-65-65„202 Julin Etulain 68-68-67„203 Justin Hueber 67-67-69„203 Edward Loar 68-65-70„203 Roberto Castro 73-65-66„204 Cameron Champ 67-70-67„204 Scott Langley 70-66-68„204 Patrick Newcomb 68-69-68„205 Max Marsico 67-68-70„205 Christian Brand 65-69-71„205 Bo Hoag 74-66-66„206 David Skinns 73-67-66„206 John Chin 68-69-69„206 Mark Anderson 68-68-70„206 Carlos Ortiz 70-71-66„207 Eric Axley 71-68-68„207 Chase Wright 69-70-68„207 Maverick McNealy 69-68-70„207 Kevin Dougherty 69-67-71„207 Josh Teater 68-68-71„207 Jacques Blaauw 75-66-67„208 Joseph Bramlett 70-70-68„208 Curtis Luck 71-68-69„208 Jamie Arnold 70-69-69„208 Michael Hebert 71-67-70„208 Sungjae Im 70-67-71„208 Dan McCarthy 70-66-72„208 Ryan McCormick 69-67-72„208 Stuart MacDonald 77-64-68„209 Seann Harlingten 68-70-71„209 Steve Marino 71-66-72„209 Cameron Percy 69-67-73„209 Kyle Jones 65-69-75„209 Scott Pinckney 72-69-69„210 Matt Ryan 74-67-69„210 Ben Kohles 72-69-69„210 Ben Taylor 68-72-70„210 Seth Reeves 67-73-70„210 Peter Tomasulo 69-68-73„210 Gerardo Ruiz 71-70-70„211 Zac Blair 71-70-70„211 Alex Prugh 70-71-70„211 Brock Mackenzie 69-70-72„211 Roger Sloan 68-71-72„211 Sean Kelly 70-69-72„211 Erik Compton 68-71-72„211 Sebastin Muoz 69-70-72„211 Hank Lebioda 70-66-75„211 Chris Thompson 72-69-71„212 Brad Hop“ nger 71-70-71„212 Henrik Norlander 72-69-71„212 Michael Weaver 72-68-72„212 Albin Choi 74-66-72„212 Ken Duke 69-70-73„212 Mark Hubbard 70-69-73„212 Sepp Straka 73-66-73„212 Augusto Nez 69-70-73„212 Brady Schnell 72-67-73„212 Bryan Bigley 72-67-73„212 Nelson Ledesma 70-71-72„213 Jimmy Gunn 72-69-72„213 Kyle Thompson 73-67-73„213 Jonathan Hodge 71-69-73„213 Fernando Mechereffe 71-66-76„213 Billy Kennerly 69-67-77„213 Scott Harrington 73-68-73„214 J.T. Poston 71-70-74„215 Conner Godsey 72-69-74„215 Chip Deason 70-70-75„215 Rick Lamb 72-67-76„215 Brian Davis 73-66-76„215 Max Homa 69-71-76„216 Andrew Novak 71-69-76„216 Timothy ONeal 66-73-77„216 Jin Park 68-68-80„216 Jared Wolfe 72-69-76„217 Shane Bertsch 71-68-78„217 Tag Ridings 71-68-79„218 Failed to make the cut Chip Lynn 72-70„142 Adam Svensson 73-69„142 Erik Barnes 70-72„142 Dicky Pride 71-71„142 Jason Gore 75-67„142 Adam Long 74-68„142 Mito Pereira 69-73„142 Mike Van Sickle 75-67„142 Brandon Crick 75-67„142 Rhein Gibson 74-68„142 Luke Guthrie 73-69„142 Kent Bulle 70-72„142 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 73-70„143 Brett Drewitt 74-69„143 Garrett Osborn 73-70„143 Spencer Levin 74-69„143 Chris Baker 71-72„143 Nicholas Thompson 71-72„143 Taylor Moore 74-69„143 Brian Richey 72-71„143 Alex Kang 70-73„143 Tim Wilkinson 72-71„143 Steven Alker 70-73„143 Carlos Sainz Jr 75-68„143 Hunter Stewart 71-72„143 Michael Johnson 74-70„144 D.H. Lee 72-72„144 Grant Leaver 75-69„144 Mark Blake“ eld 71-73„144 Jhared Hack 73-71„144 Steve Wheatcroft 70-74„144 Andrew Yun 74-70„144 Brian Campbell 71-73„144 Derek Ernst 72-73„145 Wyndham Clark 72-73„145 Jim Knous 71-74„145 Chad Ramey 76-69„145 Lee McCoy 75-70„145 Martin Trainer 75-70„145 Anders Albertson 72-73„145 Connor Arendell 75-70„145 Max Rottluff 74-71„145 Seth Fair 70-75„145 Matt Atkins 71-75„146 Blake Adams 69-77„146 Kramer Hickok 77-69„146 Justin Lower 73-73„146 Wehman Hopke 72-74„146 Brett Melton 73-73„146 Gonzalo Fdez-Castao 74-72„146 Nathan Stamey 75-71„146 Daniel Mazziotta 71-76„147 Willy Wilcox 76-71„147 Ty Tryon 74-73„147 Kris Blanks 73-74„147 Mark Baldwin 72-75„147 Nick Rousey 75-72„147 Jos Toledo 74-74„148 Brett Quigley 73-75„148 Matt Fast 78-70„148 Wes Roach 76-72„148 Patrick Sullivan 73-75„148 Rafael Campos 73-76„149 Samuel Del Val 74-75„149 Brandon Matthews 68-82„150 Vince Covello 75-75„150 Stuart Appleby 75-75„150 Joey Garber 76-74„150 Jos de J Rodrguez 72-78„150 Frank Lickliter II 78-73„151 Richard S. Johnson 75-76„151 Brendon de Jonge 79-75„154 Matt Harmon 73-82„155 Sebastian Cappelen 73-82„155TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURMIAMI OPENSaturday at The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Fla. Purse: Men, $8.9 million (Masters 1000); Women, $7.97 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipSloane Stephens (13), United States, def. Jelena Ostapenko (6), Latvia, 7-6 (5), 6-1.Mens Doubles ChampionshipBob and Mike Bryan (4), United States, def. Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, Russia, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“ nalsJohn Isner (14), United States, def. Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, def. Pablo Carreno Busta (16), Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-2.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (6), Czech Republic, def. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, and CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, def. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (1), Russia, 3-6, 6-2, 10-7.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 3 0 1 10 8 3 Columbus 3 1 1 10 9 5 New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 6 10 5 Atlanta United FC 2 1 0 6 7 6 Philadelphia 1 0 1 4 2 0 New England 1 1 1 4 4 5 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Montreal 1 2 0 3 4 5 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 2 2 2 5 9 Chicago 0 2 1 1 6 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Vancouver 3 1 1 10 7 7 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Sporting Kansas City 2 1 1 7 9 9 Los Angeles FC 2 1 0 6 9 5 Minnesota United 2 2 0 6 6 8 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Houston 1 1 1 4 7 4 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 4 9 San Jose 1 1 0 3 5 5 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Colorado 0 1 1 1 3 4 Seattle 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameToronto FC 3, Real Salt Lake 1Saturdays GamesOrlando City 4, New York 3 LA Galaxy 4, Los Angeles FC 3 Vancouver 2, Columbus 1 Portland 2, Chicago 2, tie Atlanta United FC at Minnesota United, late New York City FC at San Jose, late D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, late New England at Houston, late Philadelphia at Colorado, late Montreal at Seattle, lateFriday, April 6Montreal at New England, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, April 7Houston at New York, 3 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, 5 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 8Portland at Orlando City, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 2 0 0 6 2 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 0 1 1 1 1 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Portland 0 1 0 0 0 1 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameUtah 0, Houston 0, tieSaturday GamesNorth Carolina 1, Sky Blue FC 0 Washington 2, Orlando 0 Portland at Chicago, lateSaturday, April 14Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative)2018 FIFA WORLD CUPFIRST-ROUND GROUPSGROUP A W L T GF GA Pts Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 Russia 000000 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 Thursday, June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W L T GF GA Pts Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 Friday, June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W L T GF GA Pts Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Kazan, Russia France vs. Australia, 6 a.m. At Saransk, Russia Peru vs. Denmark, noon Thursday, June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Yekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W L T GF GA Pts Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W L T GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Samara, Russia Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m. At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W L T GF GA Pts Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. Monday, June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W L T GF GA Pts Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monday, June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W L T GF GA Pts Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday, June 19 At Saransk, Russia Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. At Moscow (Spartak) Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.PRO FOOTBALL2018 NFL DRAFT ORDERAt Dallas, April 26-28First Round1. Cleveland 2. New York Giants 3. Indianapolis 4. Cleveland (from Houston) 5. Denver 6. New York Jets 7. Tampa Bay 8. Chicago 9. Oakland-x 9. San Francisco-x 11. Miami 12. Cincinnati 13. Washington 14. Green Bay 15. Arizona 16. Baltimore 17. Los Angeles Chargers 18. Seattle 19. Dallas 20. Detroit 21. Buffalo 22. Buffalo (from Kansas City) 23. Los Angeles Rams 24. Carolina 25. Tennessee 26. Atlanta 27. New Orleans 28. Pittsburgh 29. Jacksonville 30. Minnesota 31. New England 32. Philadelphia x-will be decided by coin ” ip


Page 6 SP Sunday, April 1, 2018 / The SunCedric Paquette making case for playo lineup spotBy Joe SmithTimes News StaffNEW YORK … The Lightnings first goal Friday was vintage Cedric Paquette. The 2014-15 version. Paquette, a pest when hes at his best, darted into the corner to keep a puck alive in the Rangers zone early in the second period. Then he drove to the net, through traffic, and gave two whacks at the puck before scoring the tying goal in what became a 7-3 Lightning win. It was a monster performance for Paquette, who had two goals, an assist, a team-high six shots and five hits. And he won 53 percent of his faceoffs. Often a healthy scratch the past month with the emergence of rookie Anthony Cirelli, Paquette pounced on an opportunity with Ryan Callahan and Adam Erne sidelined with injuries. Paquette, who can be a restricted free agent this summer, looked like a player determined to scrap his way back into the lineup. Its been a tough spot for him because hes been out a few times (with injuries),Ž coach Jon Cooper said. But these guys want to play in the playoffs, and a couple injuries happen, and all of a sudden the doors open. Hes got to take advantage of it, and thats what hes been doing.Ž Paquette says this has been a tough season. For the past few years he has struggled to stay healthy. He missed 13 games from mid October to mid November this season with an upperbody injury. But now that he has been healthy, Cirelli played his way into Paquettes bottom six-role. But theres still a value in Paquette, especially come playoff time, in matchups against physical teams such as Nashville (Sunday) and Boston (Tuesday). Theres a reason Paquette was part of a key shutdown line with Valtteri Filppula and Ryan Callahan in the 2014-15 Stanley Cup final run. Weve seen what he can do in the playoff runs,Ž captain Steven Stamkos said. Hes a very physical guy. And hes got the offensive skill set where he can pitch in with goals and nice plays. I remember our Stanley Cup run, he was great. Its been a tough year in terms of him having to sit out and stay mentally prepared. But I thought he did a great job (Friday) and got rewarded.Ž With Callahan (upper body) sidelined the past five games and Erne (lower body) out indefinitely, Paquette will get a chance to play regularly. His line with Cory Conacher and Chris Kunitz provided instant energy in Thursdays 4-2 loss in Boston. Cooper believed they were arguably our best lineŽ in Fridays win. I think I just needed to play harder,Ž Paquette said. More hits, more physical and more offense. When our fourth line is scoring goals, were going to be tough to beat, for sure.Ž AP PHOTOCedric Paquette scores a goal against the Rangers Ondrej Pavelec in Fridays 7-3 win.By Marc TopkinTimes staff writerIn a season aimed at celebrating history they previously declined to embrace, the Rays honored the 1998 inaugural team Saturday, appropriately on the 20th anniversary of the first-ever game. The Rays have obviously had better teams than this 63-99 bunch, going on to make the playoffs four times from 2008-13, and theyve had worse teams, losing 100-plus games three times. Here are 10 things to know about that first season: € They started with a cattle call. The 73 players that gathered for the opening of spring training at the complex near St. Petersburgs Tyrone Square Mall were the most for any first-year expansion team, though shy of the overall cluster mark of 82 by Billy Martins 1982 As. € They didnt really know what they were doing. Or, more precisely, didnt have a lot of people in charge who had done their jobs before. Vince Naimoli was a first-time owner who hired Chuck LaMar as a first-time GM who hired Larry Rothschild as a first-time manager. The only member of the original senior management team who had done his job before in the majors was PR man Rick Vaughn. Naimoli caused a rash of PR issues by creating conflicts with business and community leaders, such as taking sole credit for landing the franchise (There is no one but me who got the teamŽ) and objecting to Dillards using the team logo in an ad. € They had quite the crew in their first camp. That included, according to their entertaining media guide, a player who scored 1,200 on his SAT and had a political science/history degree from Duke, where he also played football (OF Quinton McCracken); was called Bart for his resemblance to the cartoon star and thus was an avid fan of The Simpsons(RHP Bryan Rekar); grew up on a dairy farm in tiny Mayo (Herbert Perry); was an avid rock climber and spelunker (LHP Mike Duvall); hit four homers in a minor-league game and developed a cult following (OF Bubba Trammell); was such a pool aficionado he owned a $1,200 stick (LHP Terrell Wade); sung the anthem before several bigleague games (OF Dwight Smith); and had fans „ 20 years ago, remember „ create a website to chronicle his knuckleballing exploits (RHP Dennis Springer). € They made some bad deals. Most egregious was trading away one of their best players before he ever put on a uniform, Bobby Abreu. In a pre-arranged deal to satisfy GM Chuck LaMars preference for an established shortstop, the Rays took Abreu from the Astros with their third expansion draft pick and swapped him to the Phillies for Kevin Stocker. Abreu played 15 more years, logging 2,385 hits and getting MVP votes six times. Stocker played 2 seasons for the Rays before getting released and didnt play in the majors after 2000. € They had some accomplished players. Headlining was Tamparaised 3B Wade Boggs, who already had 12 AllStar Game selections, seven straight 200-hit seasons, five AL batting titles and a World Series ring when he signed on at age 39 to come home to cap his Hall of Famebound career with the final 200 hits needed to reach 3,000, which he got in August 1999. Also, Tampa native 1B Fred McGriff, who had hit 30-plus homers in seven seasons and 20-plus in 11 and won a World Series; LHP Wilson Alvarez, who had thrown a no-hitter; and RHP Roberto Hernandez, who had four 30-save seasons. € They made some unwise investments. Rather than commit to building with a young corps around their expansion draft picks, the Devil Rays spent more than $70 million signing veterans to multiyear deals, none worse than committing $35 million over five seasons to Wilson Alvarez, who went 6-14, 4.73 in 1998 and just 17-26, 4.62 in 76 starts overall, missing 2000-01 after shoulder surgery. Plus, his first pitch in franchise history was a ball! Also signed for bigger bucks were RHP Roberto Hernandez ($22.5 million over four years) and OF Dave Martinez($5.5 million over three). In doing so, the supposedly developmentdriven Rays lost their first three picks in the 1998 draft, which featured future big-leaguers they could have had such as OF Aaron Rowand, OF Adam Dunnand C Brandon Inge. (They did hit on fifthround pick Aubrey Huff.) € The opener was a dud. Not that they werent trying, but after 20-plus years of buildup, Tampa Bay-wide anticipation and all the pomp and circumstance of the inaugural game, the Devil Rays fell behind 6-0 to the Tigers by the third inning and 11-0 by the fifth, though they did rally to make it 11-6. € Their first All-Star was an unexpected choice. RHP Rolando Arrojo, a Cuban defector to whom they paid a $7 million bonus, won the first game in franchise history, six of seven in an impressive 6-1, 1.93 run and 10 of his first 17 before heading to Colorado for the midsummer classic. (The Rays traded him after the 1999 season to the Rockies with INF Aaron Ledesma for Vinny Castilla to be part of the ill-fated 2000 Hit Show, which is another story.) € They actually did some things well. Second-round expansion draft pick OF Quinton McCracken won team MVP honors after rapping 179 hits, including an 18-game streak that stood as the team record until Jason Bartletts 19 in 2009. Lower expansion draft picks INF Miguel Cairo and OF Randy Winn went on to have long careers, as did draft-trade pickup C John Flaherty. Overall, the Rays were the first expansion team to finish in the top five in its league in ERA (4.35, fourth, under pitching coach Rick Williams) and fielding percentage (.985, second); get four games over .500 at any point in its first season at 10-6 (they were the third among all sports, also the NHL 1967 Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings); win 12 games in April; and sweep a road series from a defending league/division champ, at Baltimore. € They had some memorable firsts. That started with the first pitch by Wilson Alvarez; hit, Dave Martinez; run, Quinton McCracken; RBI and home run, Wade Boggs; double, John Flaherty; triple, Kevin Stocker; grand slam, Paul Sorrento; stolen base, McCracken and Miguel Cairo (double steal); win, Rolando Arrojo; loss, Alvarez; save, Roberto Hernandez; error, Arrojo.Rays Tales: 10 things you didnt know about the 1998 inaugural team 5 C o u r s e s & 9 9 H o l e s o f G r e a t G o l f 5 Courses & 99 Holes of Great Golf C o u r s e s a r e i n a m a z i n g c o n d i t i o n Courses are in amazing condition & a w a i t i n g y o u r a r r i v a l & awaiting your arrival! C a l l N o w Call Now ( 9 4 1 ) 6 9 7 2 4 1 4 (941)697-2414 f o r T e e T i m e s for Tee TimesApril 1st April 15th Golf Special 18 Holes w/ Cart(Good on all 5 courses)$5 Off Rack Rate (Mon. April 2nd thru Sun. April 15th)$10 Off Rack Rate (Sun. 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There were boos at the final bell from many in the crowd of 78,000 inside Cardiffs Principality Stadium, seemingly aimed at an Italian referee who was taking charge of his first world heavyweight title fight. Ref seemed too hurried to break them up at times,Ž tweeted former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. But it was a clear win for AJ and he showed maturity (and) patience.Ž Joshua moved to within one win of matching Lewis achievement of cleaning up the sports most glamorous division. Big-punching American Deontay Wilder holds the other main heavyweight belt, the WBCs, and could meet Joshua before the end of the 2018. Wilder, lets go baby,Ž Joshua screamed in his interview inside the ring. And he wants to stay in Britain to complete the set. Im not interested in coming to America,Ž Joshua said. We are staying right here.Ž Neither Joshua nor Parker came close to getting knocked down, showing respect for each others undefeated records. They hugged after the final bell, though Parker knew he had been beaten. I was beaten by the better man,Ž said Parker, who demonstrated no nerves fighting in front of the biggest crowd of his career. Its been a good experience being here and Im thankful for the opportunity. I want to go back and come back stronger.Ž There is a rematch clause for the fight, but Joshua might have other ideas. Namely Wilder, or mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin, who beat David Price in the undercard. After the epic nature of his 11th-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko, Joshua has had to battle for two scrappy wins in Cardiff „ first over the awkward Carlos Takam in October last year and now Parker. Joshua controlled the center of the ring, using his superior reach and jab, but Parker „ bobbing and swaying „ proved a tough target. One powerful left shook the WBO champion in the four th, but Parker got through with a straight right through Joshuas defense midway through the fifth, sending the Briton reeling for the first and only time.FIGHTFrom Page 1AP PHOTONew Zealands Joseph Parker and Britains Anthony Joshua during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout on Saturday.


Alice Cooper (Herod), Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas), and John Legend (Jesus) bring Jesus Christ SuperstarŽ to the small screen.PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA SHERWOOD/NBCNEW YORK … In a bare church basement lined with empty chairs and coee cups, Jesus Christ Superstar Live is nearing its climactic nish. Jesus, played by singer/actor John Legend, has just arrived at the Last Supper, where he passes his disciples an empty bottle of wine and a roll of paper towels. For all you care, this bread could be my body,Ž Legend warbles, raising the temporary props toward the heavens during a Saturday morning rehearsal in late February. The Grammy winner is getting in all the practice he can for NBCs live-musical event (tonight, 8 ET/PT) before he jets o to Asia for a three-week tour „ a test of endurance made all the more difcult by a recent bout with the u. Today, hes running through The Last Supper a ery duet with Judas ( Hamiltons Brandon Victor Dixon), and Jesus emotional power ballad Gethsemane which he opts to murmur rather than belt in between sips of leafy green juices and tea. Singing Gethsemane is especially hard when youre recovering from a cold,Ž Legend says later. Emotionally, the subject matter is tough, because its previewing the fact that hes about to die, and hes questioning why it has to happen and hes talking to his Father. But physically as well, its quite a challenging vocal number.Ž Gethsemane is one of theiconic songs from Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices 1970 rock opera about the last days of the Messiahs life was nominated for ve Tony Awards and spawned a top-40 hit in I Dont Know How to Love Him Mary Magdalenes torch song. Mary is played by pop singer Sara Ba-TELEVISION Patrick RyanUSA TODAYSeeSUPERSTAR,Page2UNBC, Legend tune up for a Superstar event Bareilles and Legend are Mary Magdalene and Jesus. USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE National Retail Federation survey of 7,737 consumersMIKE B. SMITH, VERONICA BRAVO/USA TODAY of Americans plan to attend a church service this Easter. 51% SUNDAY Las Vegas gambles on higher resort fees If youre t raveling to Sin City, youd better add to your budget. Hotels are charging as much as $45 a night for amenities. TVTune in : Tracy Morgan star in The Last O.G. on TBS Tuesday at 10:30 ET/PT. Tray (Morgan) returns to Brooklyn after 15 y ears in p rison. DVD/BLU-RAYView : Father Figures is out Tuesday. Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star as twins who nd out their allegedly deceased father is alive and go in search of him. The lm also stars Glenn Close, Harry Shearer and Terry Bradshaw.STREAMINGWatch : Acorn TVs Good Karma Hospital is back for a new season Monday, with weekly episodes until May 7. The series focuses on doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia), who arrives in India for work and a distraction from heartbreak.MUSICListen : Kylie Minogues latest album, Golden is out on Friday. The albums lead single, Dancing was released in January, followed by Stop Me From Falling in March.CALENDAR FRANCISCO ROMAN DAVE HOGAN/GETTY IMAGESPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Compiled b y Mar y Cadden USA TODAY LIFE APRIL 1, 2 01 8


Happy April Fools Day. Maybe. For some, the pranking holiday is a raucous good time, and for others who hate pranking, its just one of those days you have to get through. Whether youre looking for inspiration or a few laughs, we rounded up ve movies and TV shows available to stream that will get you into the April Fools spirit. Were not pranking you. We swear. If you were the architect of your senior prank: National Lampoons Animal HouseThe quintessential college comedy is full of many high jinks, but one of the most memorable scenes is the one where a misbegotten prank ends with a dead horse. Animal House embodies the spirit of April Fools Day. The entire movie is, essentially, a prank on the idea of college itself. Stream it on HBO Go/Now.If you express your grudging affection through pranking: The OfficeHow many times did Jim (John Krasinski) prank Dwight (Rainn Wilson)? There was the classic oce supplies in Jell-O; there was future Dwight; there was Asian Jim. Although Jim had some aection for his quirky desk mate, there was seemingly no end to the number of pranks he was ready to pull on Dwight over the workplace comedys nine seasons. Dont try these at home (or work). You need a real expert to pull them o. Stream it on Netix.If you prank without affection: ScrubsMaybe, just maybe, the Janitor (Neil Flynn) liked J.D. (Zach Bra) just alittle bit, but over the years on the medical comedy, it didnt seem like it. The Janitor did anything and everything to make J.D.s life miserable, much to the amusement of viewers. The best janitor pranks involved the whole hospital, as when everyone convinced J.D. that jiggly ballŽ was a thing and then proceeded to pelt him with tennis balls. Stream it on Hulu.If you like goofy, dumb heroes: Super TroopersLike Animal House Super Troopers is a fantastic parody lm that includes some well-placed pranks.(Remember the high-speed chase?) The story of well-intentioned ifidiotic state troopers is surprisingly sweet for the raunchy comedy genre. Stream it on Cinemax.If you worship chaos: Jackass: The MovieSometimes you dont want something sweet. Johnny Knoxvilles movie based on his MTV reality prank show falls on the mean-spirited side of pranking. The movie retains the cast of the series, including Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Jason Wee ManŽ Acua and more, and includes dozens of small and large pranks. Stream it on HBO Go/Now.BINGEINGTomfoolery abounds, and were not kidding Kelly LawlerUSA TODAY The Green Mountain state troopers are bumblers and avid pranksters who patrol an area near the Canadian border in Super Troopers.ŽROBERT BAROCCI/CATALAND FILMS You cant talk pranking without talking John Belushi and Animal House.ŽUNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENTJ.D. 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She was drawn to Webbers music „ particularly Love Him in which Mary confesses her unrequited feelings for Jesus. The song itself is an if it aint broke, dont x it kind of scenario, so its really just about trying to bring an honest interpretation of the lyric and storytelling thats already there to life,Ž Bareilles says. Its just a simple, beautiful moment in the show, and I feel special that Iget to be the one to do it.Ž Legend, 39, was not as familiar with the musical, although he recalls singing afew of the songs in his high school show choir. Born in S p rin g eld, Ohio, he was raised in what he calls a very, very religious homeŽ: His grandfather was a pastor, his grandmother a church organist and his mom a choir director. I grew up around a bevy of preachers and singers in the church, so Im very familiar with this story, and what it means to so many people,Ž Legend says. Whats cool ... is how Andrew and Tim reimagined the last few days of (Jesus) life and connected to his humanity.Ž While he has played small roles in high-school theater productions and most recently La La Land Jesus marks the biggest acting role of Legends career „ a challenge he has met withdedication and humility, Leveaux says. For people who have acquired that degree of fame in their own right, they dont necessarily need to be open to anything else,Ž Leveaux says. John is a bit of an explorer, so Ive loved that part of him. Hes very willing to learn the character, not just sing the songs.Ž Echoes Bareilles: Hes just cool as a cucumber all the time and has a great sense of humor about him, but is taking the work really seriously. He really sets the tone for everybody (in the cast).Ž NBC is bankin g on the star p ower of Legend, Bareilles and rocker Alice Cooper, as King Herod, to help sell Superstar to the masses. The network reignited the trend of annual live-musical events in 2013 with The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood, which pulled in 18.6 million viewers. But subsequent oerings have seen diminishing returns, with rival Foxs A Christmas Story Live! drawing just 4.5 million last December. Plans for live productions of Bye Bye Birdie (on NBC) and The Little Mermaid (on ABC) were shelved.  The Sound of Music was such a revelation out of the box,Ž says executive producer Neil Meron. Ratings arent as high these days for practically everything, but ... theyre still very, very buzzy events and have a very signicant audience. ... We are still spreading the gospel of musical theater and for us, thats a reason to continue to do it.Ž And with its message of love and responsibility, NBC believes audiences are ready to embrace the musical. Its a story people will never get tired of hearing, especially on Easter,Ž Meron says. The resonance of Superstar is probably more profound (now) than when it came out in the 70s.Ž Jesus (John Legend, center), gathers his disciples. PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA SHERWOOD/NBC Sara Bareilles was particularly drawn to the Top-40 hit I Dont Know How to Love Him.Ž SuperstarContinued from Page 1U2 SUNDAY,APRIL1,2018 USA TODAY LIFE


ors $35 room rate came with a matching $35 resort fee. Many travelers are taken aback.What is a resort fee?Hotel executives in vacation destinations including Las Vegas, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ariz., Florida and Hawaii justify the addition of resort fees as the packaging of services that previously carried extra charges. Cosmopolitans pitch: We have bundled everyday essentials into one nightly charge.Ž Aria Las Vegas says the resort fee includes amenities that are sure to enhance your experience.Ž But some hotels lump basic amenities such as the pool into their fee, and tout services most travelers no longer need, such as local calls and faxes. Las Vegas creates its own set of resort-fee questions, including: Who uses any of the items covered by the fee? Driving? Dont forget about parking fees. As recently as two years ago, parking was free at Las Vegas hotels. The only cost, if you opted for valet over selfparking in the garage, was a tip. That changed in 2016, when MGM Resorts announced it would start charging for parking. The parking fees went into effect in June 2016 and were quickly matched by other chains. Caesars and Wynn hotels added them later that year. And like resort fees, the parking charges have steadily increased. Venetian and Palazzo have the highest resort fees on the Strip but dont char g e extra for p arkin g A $35 fee gets you Internet, tness center and local calls at Linq.CAESARS Planning a Las Vegas vacation? Better boost your hotel budget. Resort fees, those mandatory nightly charges for Internet service, tness center use and other perksŽ that hotels insist guests want in one bundle, are increasing on and o the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors will pay as much as $45 a night plus tax on top o f the room rate. You wont nd a resort fee less than $32 a night on the Strip. And you could pay up to $30 per night at Fremont Street hotels downtown. At most hotels, that is in addition to parking fees, which also are on the rise.These Las Vegas hotels have raised resort feesMGM Resorts, which operates 13 Las Vegas casino hotels including New York-New York, Mirage and Bellagio, raised fees at all but its three priciest resorts in March. So did the all-suite Venetian and Palazzo resorts, which have the citys highest resort fee at $45 plus tax. That was on the heels of an acrossthe-board increase in February at Caesars Entertainment hotels including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Harrahs Las Vegas. Caesars now charges $30-$39 a night and MGM charges $32-$39. Together their hotels dominate the Strip. The CEO of MGM was practically gleeful about Caesars fee increase, telling Wall Street analysts it was great because Caesars initially shunned the fees, which MGM has been charging since 2010. Caesars aggressively touted its no-fee policy, plastering ads on the sides of some of its hotels, until it added fees of $10-$25 a night in 2013. Welcome to the party,Ž Jim Murren said of the Caesars increase. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, one of the most chic resorts on the Strip with balcony rooms overlooking the Bellagio fountains, has announced it will boost its resort fee to $39 from $35 in January 2019. In downtown Las Vegas, home to the popular Fremont Street attractions, the Golden Gate Hotel and The D Las Vegas just raised their resort fees to $25 from $20.How a $25 room becomes a $65 roomFees have risen so much in Las Vegas, with no commensurate addition of amenities, that the resort fee can be higher than the room rate in the cheapest hotels. Circus Circus, the giant pink hotel with the indoor theme park on the north end of the Strip, recently oered midweek rates starting at $25 a night. The bill at checkout, though, was $65. Blame the nightly resort fee, which comes to $36.28 with tax. On the other end of the Stri p Lux-Hotel resort feesHere are the nightly resort fees charged by some Las Vegas hotels. When calculating your room rate, dont forget taxes on the resort fee, which can add $5 a night. The $45 resort fees at Palazzo and Venetian come to $51.02 with tax. Aria: $39. Internet; local and tollfree calls; boarding-pass printing; tness center; digital magazines; notary service. Ballys Las Vegas: $35. Internet; tness center; local calls. Bellagio: $39. Internet; local and toll-free calls; boarding-pass printing; notary; tness center. Caesars Palace: $39. Internet; tness center; local calls. Casino Royale : $0. Internet and parking are free. Circus Circus: $32. Internet; local and toll-free calls; boarding-pass printing; tness center. (Self-parking is free but not listed among resort fee amenities.) Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: $35 (rising to $39 on Jan. 1, 2019). Internet; local, domestic longdistance and toll-free calls; tness center; tennis court. The Cromwell: $37. Internet; tness center; local calls. Delano Las Vegas: $37. Internet; local and toll-free calls; boardingpass printing; notary; cardio room. Encore: $39. Internet; tness center; local, domestic long-distance calls; digital newspapers and magazines; priority access to Wynn and Encore nightclubs. Excalibur: $35. Internet; local and toll-free calls; boarding pass; tness center. Flamingo Las Vegas: $35. Internet; tness center; local calls. Four Seasons Las Vegas: $39. Internet; Mandalay Bay pool; inroom coffee and tea. Dawn GilbertsonArizona Republic | USA TODAY NETWORK The Bellagio Las Vegas charges $39 a day in resort fees.STEVE MARCUS FOR USA TODAYVegas fees turn a $25 room into a $65 room TRAVELABOARD SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS … The new worlds biggest cruise ship wont be the biggest for long. Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley on Wednesday said a new Royal Caribbean vessel coming in 2021would be even bigger than new giant Symphony of the Seas. Responding to a question from USA TODAY at a media event onboard Symphony, Bayley said the as-yet-unnamed fth ship in Royal Caribbeans groundbreaking Oasis Class of vessels would be at least a tad bigger than the 228,081-ton Symphony. Symphony is the fourth vessel in the Oasis Class. Its going to have to be a little bigger,Ž Bayley said. Like an inch, three inches here; an extra few tons there,Ž he said. Boasting more cabins than any other vessel aoat and with room for up to 6,680 passengers, Symphony is a slightly larger version of the third ship in Royal Caribbeans Oasis Class, the 22-month-old Harmony of the Seas. Designed for vacationers who love big, bustling mega-resorts, the Oasis Class vessels have made waves in the industry since they began debuting in 2009. All of the Oasis Class ships currently at sea are more than 30% larger than the next largest cruise vessels. Symphonyincludes a revamped Boardwalk amusement area, a laser tag attraction and a new-for-Royal Caribbean seafood restaurant. „ Gene Sloan Royal Caribbeans Symphony of the Seas launches this week. USA TODAYLargest cruise ship? For now.The prospect of being stuck on a plane for 24 straight hours is a nightmare scenario for most travelers. But thats exactly what the passengers onboard Singapore Airlines Flight 8878 sought out. The ight left Charleston, S.C., around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday night with 74 passengers and crew. It pulled into a gate at Singapores Changi Airport just before 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning. The trip „ which included a two-hour technical stop in Osaka, Japan„ clocked in at just about 24 hours. It was the ferry ight for Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner,Ž which the carrier took delivery of at Boeingsassembly line in South Carolina. The dash 10Ž is Boeings biggest Dreamliner, and Singapore became the worlds rst carrier to get one. But before Singapore Airlines can put the plane into service, it rst had to get the plane to its home base. The Charleston-to-Singapore delivery will go down as one of the longest that Boeing has ever made, said Dinesh Keskar, Boeings sales chief for the Asia Pacic and India region. The signicance for this is that its the rst,Ž said Sam Chui, a Dubaibased aviation blogger. Theres only one in the sky ying right now, and this is it.Ž The enthusiasm was shared by the airlines crew. Very privileged,Ž Singapore Airlines Capt. Bosco Xavier said. „ Ben Mutzabau g h Aboard the Singapore Airlines rst Dreamliner.ŽSPECIAL TO USA TODAYDream flight for aviation geeks DISPATCHES USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL1,2018 3


4 SUNDAY,APRIL1,2018 USA TODAY LIFE TRAVELThe scene: If you cook, youve probably seen the familiar blue boxes in the pasta aisle of the supermarket. After all, Barilla is the worlds largest pasta manufacturer and operates a culinary academy at its headquarters in Parma, the epicurean epicenter of Italy, famous for its namesake products, Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiana-Reggiano. Now, you dont have to go to Italy or cook to enjoy the companys products, as Barilla has opened several new fast-causal restaurants on both U.S. coasts, in greater Los Angeles and New York. Casual is taken seriously, and these are very low-key spots, but the eateries are still warm and charming and feature surprisingly broad menus. You order at a counter below digital video menu boards, and much of the food is sold to go, while there are self-service tables for dining in, and most food is brought to guests. The layout is not much dierent from a Starbucks or Chipotle, but the atmosphere is a bit more upscale, with displays of glass-jarred pasta, cookbooks, and vertical garden walls of live plants and herbs. Unlike most fast-casual spots, there are touches such as bread baskets, clever napkins printed with various pasta shapes, and a wine and beer selection. Its not exactly a date night choice, but is great for a work lunch, quick dinner, or grab-and-go at a good value, with pasta dishes worthy of the venerable brands reputation. The three New York locations are in Midtown, with branches at Bryant Park, Herald Square, and near Radio City and Rockefeller Center. California locations include Costa Mesa and USC Village in Los Angeles, with more coming. Reason to visit: lasagna, Mediterranean salad, pizzas. The food: Barilla is known for pasta, but these eateries are a celebration of the broader Mediterranean palate, with surprisingly complex salads and soups in addition to a full array of panini sandwiches, pizzas and of course, pastas. The last come in 12 permutations, and each is available with the standard signature Barilla pasta or a substitution of whole grain penne or fusilli, gluten-free penne or fusilli, organic penne, or protein p lus farfalle. The best seller is the lasagna, and it is very good, thanks to a thick meaty tomato sauce and the addition of rich bchamel, a gourmet touch most restaurants skip. If you are a lasagna fan, you will not be disappointed. I also enjoy the tagliatelle Bolognese, another classic, with perfectly cooked, wider noodles in a thick, rich meat sauce. Another enjoyable pasta is the tortellini alfredo, stued with a mix of spinach and ricotta, in which the greens are a nice contrast to the rich, creamy and heavily parmigiana-infused white sauce. I go for the classics, but the options include more eclectic choices such as orecchiette Pugliesi, ear-shaped pasta with broccoli, cherry tomatoes, pecorino cheese and chilis; linguine Vesuvio with sauted squid and shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with extra virgin olive oil; and penne al salmone, with salmon, capers, tomatoes, basil, lemon zest and roasted garlic. Pastas come in generous portions and run between $9 and $13. Pizzas are square, thin-crust aairs and come in two sizes, though the soloŽ is a bit much for one person. Like the p astas, y ou can sub a wholeg rain blend dough for the regular, and topping choices are equally varied with a half dozen options to choose from. I tried the most traditional, the margherita. I like that the square format gives you a bit of extra crust in each slice, the best part, while the toppings are fresh and the result has a home-cooked look and taste. Vegetable topping choices includeartichokes and arugula, while meats span sausage, pepperoni and real Prosciutto di Parma, from Barillas hometown. Most of the panini are made on house focaccia that is baked freshdaily, and these feature many of the same topping options as the pizzas. Barilla goes especially creative and obeat with its salads. Veggie lovers will be wowed by the Mediterranean, which tops mixed greens with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions, and three kinds of beans: cannellini, pinto and garbanzo.The ingredients are chopped so you get a bit of everything in every bite, tossed with a refreshing lemon dressing. Beyond this, there is one of my favorites, panzanella, based on bread cubes, and several other options featuring everything from salmon or tuna to rosemary chicken to quinoa. These spots are perfect for those who want something fast and inexpensive without sacricing restaurant cooking, and they denitely sit at the high end of the fast-casual space On top of that, the menus oer a selection of healthful, whole grain and vegetarian options, at least before you get to the dolci ,where Italian classics tiramisu and panna cotta are featured, along with a fresh fruit salad.Venerable Barilla puts its own twist on fast-casual Barillas pasta dishes go beyond standard red-sauce fare and include penne al salmone with salmon and capers.BARILLA RESTAURANTBarilla restaurantsPilgrimage-worthy?: No, but for dining on the go in a big city, its a very solid choice. Rating: Yum! (Scale: Blah, OK, Mmmm, Yum!, OMG!) Price: $-$$ ($ cheap, $$ moderate, $$$ expensive) Details: Larry OlmstedSpecial to USA TODAYMost people y to a destination and y back. Savvy iers, on the other hand, take advantage of a ticketing strategy using open jawŽ airfares, which can save a lot of money „ and even oer extra bucket-list destinations for free. An open-jaw itinerary means ying to one city and returning from a dierent city. So on a map, its like a triangle, or an open jaw. Cruise ship itineraries are a perfect example of open-jaw tickets. You y to Barcelona, cruise to Rome, and then y home from there. But open jaws work for other scenarios. When fares are high to one particular city, an open-jaw ticket lets you take advantage of much cheaper destinations nearby, which pays o bigtime for business class seats.How it worksLets say you live in New York and want to go to Venice for the famous Regata Storica gondola races in September. Unfortunately, Venice typically is a high-fare destination, commanding round-trip business class fares around $4,000 on major carriers from New York. Most people would simply bite the bullet and pay the fare. On the other hand, ash business class fare sales pop up frequently to cities such as Zurich for about $1,800. And with that, an open-jaw possibility appears. You y to Zurich, take a leisurely train ride via Lake Como to Venice or a quick hour-long ight, watch the regatta, and y home from Venice. Heres the good news: Most of these fares are combinable.Ž Airlines simply halve each round-trip airfare (New York-Zurich and Venice-New York) and add them together to get the total, aslong as its with the same airline or with a code-share partner. So in our example, half of the Zurich round-trip cost ($1,800) is $900. And half of the Venice round-trip ($4,000) is $2,000, for a total of $2,900. Thats a savings of $ 1,100 to y business class. And it pays for the spectacular train ride or a luxurious suite in Venice.Take in a third destination „ freeMaybe you want to take in another destination, for example Milan, a city that often has amazing business class ash-fare sales. Pay $4,000 for just Venice? Or $1,735 for Venice and Zurich and Milan. With business class fares as low as $1,670 from Milan to New York, you can book New York-Zurich and MilanNew York on an open-jaw ticket and youll get three cities for less than half the price of one! Open-jaws are a great way to leverage ash-fare opportunities to destinations you wouldnt mind ticking o your bucket list without having to open a Swiss bank account. While open-jaw airfares can be found the world over, theyre especially advantageous in Europe, where train travel between cities can be delightful and cheap one-way fares connecting cities usually are available. Either way, you come out ahead in the comfort of a business class seat. First Class Flyer publisher Matthew Bennett, aka Mr. Upgrade, has specialized in research, insights, and unusual opportunities for premium air travelers since 1996.Matthew BennettSpecial to USA TODAY Venice can be pricey, but open-jaw tickets can save you. AFP/GETTY IMAGESOpen jaw tickets can mean savings The spaces are compact, sleek and modern.BARILLA RESTAURANTS


USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL1,2018 5 BOOKSIt's an apropos vehicle, to be sure: looking at the presidency of Ronald Reagan through the ltering lens of a movie projector. The president and rst lady Nancy Reagan, both actors, loved to watch movies, new or old, whether they starred in them or not. Nearly every weekend, most often at the presidential retreat at Camp David, the Reagans and invited staers would gather for the movie of the week. Screenings included blockbusters of the 1980s, such as E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial Top Gun Rocky IV and Raiders of the Lost Ark A few golden oldies made the cut as well, including Hellcats of the Navy which starred the Reagans. If edgier titles such as Wall Street or Platoon were viewed, they are not included in Movie Nights With the Reagans: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 237pp., eeeE ),a glossy chronicle by Mark Weinberg, who was a White House press aide throughout Reagans two terms and was the former presidents director of public aairs for two years after. Movie Nights is a sentimental meander through a simpler time, which the author frames with his rose-colored viewnder. He freely acknowledges being a fast friend and fan of the Great CommunicatorŽ and his wife. Each chapter features a viewed movie, sometimes two or three, and they are used to illustrate aspects of Reagans reign. Return of the Jedi inspires an examination of Reagans 1983 denunciation of the Soviet Union as an evil empire,Ž along with how he prosecuted the Cold War. The author employs the oce comedy 9 to 5 to illustrate his boss belief in gender equality, pointing out that Reagan nominated Sandra Day OConnor as the rst female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Weinberg also asserts that the president was always a gentleman and had impeccable manners toward women.Ž Talk about the good old days. There are moments of insight and intimacy. The reader gets to know the Reagans better „ and politics aside, Weinberg makes them hard not to like. The couple clearly were devoted to each other, which is quite winning, and both cried at the end of E.T On the geopolitical side of things, the specter of nuclear war haunted Reagan, and he worked tirelessly to make it less likely.The contrasts with today are unavoidable. It was a time, the author points out, when a Republican president had friends across the aisle „ Democrats including Ted Kennedy and Tip ONeill „ and they passed bipartisan bills together. Reagan didnt demonize or belittle his political opponents. Imagine that.Weinberg knows his subjects well, but there is a price to pay for his cozy insider access, including occasional lapses into fawning prose: Ronald Reagan liked many aspects of the Super man view of the world „ specically, truth, justice, and the American Way ƒŽ Good to know he wasnt pulling for Lex Luthor.The author also cant shake his public-relations roots and bring himself to mention the Iran-Contra and savings and loan scandals or the Wall Street crash of 1987. He prefers to slime Ghostbusters by asserting that the phantasmagorical comedy makes a statement about government overreach (boo!). But Weinberg largely succeeds in capturing a dierent time and a dierent president. Thankfully, he is not above tracking in delicious Beltway gossip. But most of all, the nostalgia is palpable „ enough to make a diehard Democrat wistful.REVIEWSettle in for Reagans Movie NightsInsider account is likable if a little too chummy David HolahanSpecial to USA TODAY Movie weekends were a xture for Hollywoods own Ronald and Nancy Reagan. 1987 FILE PHOTO BY TIM DILLON/USA TODAY E.T. brought the Reagans to tears.ILM/UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Author Mark WeinbergIn 1914, during the Heroic Ageof polar exploration, a stowaway was discovered midocean aboard Sir Ernest Shackletons southbound ship, Endurance. Legend says Shackleton subjected him to an eloquent tiradeŽ in front of the crew. Shackleton nished by throwing a scare into the stowaway. He came close, and „ keeping a straight face „ said, Do you know on these expeditions we often get very hungry, and if there is a stowaway available he is the rst to be eaten?Ž Thats how Perce Blackborow joined Shackletons crew.Its unknown whether Billy Gawronski, the indefatigable hero of Laurie Gwen Shapiros excellent book The Stowaway: A Young Mans Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica(Simon & Schuster, 256 pp., eeeg ), heard that story before deciding to sneak aboard Richard Byrds ship 14 years after the ShackletonBlackborow incident.Even if he had, it would have only encouraged him. Gawronski was a Boys Life magazine story with Norman Rockwell cover come to life. He was an inquisitive Queens, N.Y., kid who, once his mind was made up, could not be stopped by his parents, Byrds associates, or Byrd himself. By 1928, the Mechanical Age had replaced the Heroic Age, and Byrd was an American hero, credited with being the rst to y over the North Pole in 1926.So when he announced his own scientic expedition to Antarctica ByrdmaniaŽ swe p t the nation. No one had the fever worse than Gawronski, who was 17 and just out of high school. He was an admirer of Byrd, and he wanted to go with him to the South Pole, but so did thousands more. After inviting people to apply „ and stoking the re of public opinion and fundin g „ B y rd received as man y as 40,000 letters expressing interest in joining his expedition. At home, Gawronski pleaded with his parents to sign permission papers, but they refused. Thats why the teen jumped into the lthy Hudson River the night of Aug. 24, 1928, and swam to The Cit y of New York, Byrds agship, moored in Hoboken, N.J. He had no real plan except to conceal himself below decks and appeal to Byrd after being discovered. This is where the story picks up steam and becomes a sort of a real-life Perils of Pauline forcing the reader to wonder: Is the kid going to make it? Gawronski nds a place to hide but soon discovers hes not alone „ other stowaways are on board.Two days later Gawronski is discovered andis brought on deck. The ship hadnt even left New York Harbor. Gawronski is put ashore and becomes acelebrity. He endures public scrutiny and ridicule and on Sept. 15 sneaks out of his parents house and slips aboard a support ship that will join Byrds expedition. Hes discovered and put ashore „ twice. But he doesnt yield, andhe escapes, Houdini-like, yet again for another attempt. Shapiro has rescued Billy Gawronskis story from obscurity and given us a nuanced portrait of an extraordinary young man. Its also a fascinating window into the life of Richard Byrd and America itself in the exuberant 1920s and crushing Depression that followed. The Stowaway is a must-read for all polar exploration enthusiasts and lovers of well-told adventure stories.REVIEWStowaway: Audacious teen hidden no moreReal-life hero puts wind in the sails of Byrd storyGeorge PetrasUSA TODAY Men wave from Richard Byrds ship, The City of New York. Author Laurie Gwen Shapiro


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NASAVIA AP Author Louie AndersonDAN MACMEDAN/USA TODAYBOOKS The book list appears every Thursday.For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include, Amazon Kindle, Barnes &, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books,, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, iBooks (Apple, Inc.) Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.),, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Schuler Books &Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). n Rank this week n Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-ction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM THE REST 119 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos /Jordan B. PetersonPsychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 127 Camino Island /John GrishamA charismatic Florida bookseller becomes a suspect after daring thieves steal the original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgeralds novels from Princeton (F) (P) Dell 13„ Glow15 /Naomi WhittelSubtitle: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your LifeŽ (NF) (H) Houghton Miin Harcourt 1416 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda /Becky AlbertalliYouth: Simon Spiers secret is in danger of coming to light (F) (P) Balzer + Bray 158 Little Fires Everywhere /Celeste NgMia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 1611 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 1730 Llama Llama Easter Egg /Anna DewdneyChildren: The Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama (F) (H) Viking Childrens 1813 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 19„ With This Man /Jodi Ellen MalpasJesse Ward tries to make his wife, Ana, fall in love with him again after a head injury leaves her with amnes ia (F) (E) Forever 2014 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 2112 Red Sparrow /Jason MatthewsFormer Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova, now a Russian intelligence officer, works as a trained seductress (F) (E) Scribner 223 The Rising Sea /Clive Cussler, Graham BrownA scientic team investigates the cause of a dramatic rise in the worlds sea levels (F) (E) G.P. Putnams Sons 2321 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 24„ The Temptation of Forgiveness /Donna LeonCommissario Guido Brunetti is asked by his wifes friend to investigate her sons odd behavior (F) (E) Atlantic Monthly Press 2528 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 2617 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 2731 Dr. Seusss ABC /Dr. SeussChildren: Book teaches the alphabet in a fun way (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 2818 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 2922 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 3024 Mother Bruce /Ryan T. HigginsChildren: Bruce the bear nds goslings who believe he is their mother; rst in series (F) (H) Disney Press 3129 Food /Mark HymanSubtitle: What the Heck Should I Eat?Ž (NF) (H) Little, Brown 32„ Pretty Mess /Erika JayneThe Real Housewives of Beverly HillsŽ star discusses her life and work on the show (NF) (H) Gallery Books 33„ Neverwhere /Neil GaimanRichard Mayhews life is turned upside down after he helps a stranger in distress (F) (E) William Morrow 34„ Shock Wave /Clive CusslerDirk Pitt takes on a sinister diamond king (F) (E) Sphere 3519 Green Eggs and Ham /Dr. SeussChildren: Turns out green eggs and ham arent so bad in this Seuss classic (F) (H) Random House 36„ Duel to the Death /J.A. JanceStuart Ramey and Ali Reynolds try to take down an articial intelligence program created by a killer; 13th in series (F) (E) Touchstone 37„ Fast Burn /Lori FosterBrand Berry tries to save Sahara Silver when she is kidnapped; fourth in series (F) (E) Harlequin HQN 3870 Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure /James DeanChildren: Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter morning and discovers the Easter Bunny needs his help (F) (H) HarperFestival 39„ The Secret Mother /Shalini BolandTessa Markhams life turns upside down when a she nds a child in her kitchen who thinks she is his mother (F) ( E) Bookouture 4059 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! / Lucille Colandro Children: The little old lady has taken to swallowing chicks for Easter (F) (P) Scholastic 4147 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 4292 God Gave Us Easter /Lisa Tawn Bergren, art by Laura J. BryantChildren: Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister (F ) (H) WaterBrook Press 4337 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 4446 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 45„ Genius Foods /Max Lugavere, Paul GrewalSubtitle: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for LifeŽ (NF) (H ) HarperWave 4633 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 4723 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 4861 Guess How Much I Love You /Sam McBratneyChildren: Father, son say how much they love each other; board version (F) (H) Candlewick Press 4939 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 5015 The Flight Attendant /Chris BohjalianCassandra Bowden cant remember how a dead man ended up in her hotel room in Dubai (F) (E) Doubleday 6 SUNDAY,APRIL1,2018 USA TODAY LIFE


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