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

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University of Florida
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Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 98AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY 50 percent chance of rainHigh 84 Low 70$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, April 8, 2018 15 DIE IN CANADIAN HOCKEY TEAMS BUS CRASHA semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catast rophic collision. See The Wire 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........10 Obituaries ...............5 Viewpoint ............6-7OUR TOWN: Calendar ..................8 Police Beat ..............4 State .....................11 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........7-9 Nation ...................3-4 TV Listings ................6 Weather ...................2 World .....................10 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........6-12FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...They stars are beautiful if you take the time to look up. INSIDECALL US AT941-206-1000THE SUNCHARLOTTE „ ENGLEWOOD „ NORTH PORTThe Florida Department of Corrections is considering a change to inmate visitation schedules which would cut visits in half. Families and friends would be able to visit their loved ones only every other weekend, instead of every weekend like the current schedule allows. Inmates with odd-numbered DOC numbers would be allowed visits one weekend, and even numbered inmates would be allowed visits the next weekend. At a public hearing last Tuesday, prisoners friends and family were invited to comment on the change at a public hearing in Tallahassee. The majority of commenters were mothers, wives and girlfriends of inmates who opposed the changes, according to Department staff. According to FDC spokesperson Michelle Glady, the proposed change is due to staf“ng shortages and an increase in contraband at Department facilities. With the combination of the staf“ng and the amount of visitors coming every weekend, it will allow us to more appropriately staff the visitor parks and stop inmates from getting contraband through those visitor parks.Ž This will make it so we have less people coming each weekend, and the visitors can have a better experience,Ž Glady said. At the Charlotte Correctional Institution, south of Punta Gorda, 2,471 individuals visited the prison 8,821 times. Out of those, two visitors were arrested for the introduction of contraband into the facility. One was arrested for heroin, narcotic pills, and drug paraphernalia, while the other was arrested for bringing cellphones and cellphone Department of Corrections weighs visitation changesBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER VISITATION | 5I recently met a bigwig who said to me, Just call me Jimmy.Ž His Dad is Big Jimmy. His son is Jimmy Theo. His nephew is Little Jimmy. He is Baby Jimmy. Thats my kind of family. Our Jimmy grew up with three older brothers. All four brothers were raised by parents who didnt believe in giving a kid an allowance. The four boys could certainly have money, but by earning money working in the family restaurant. From busing tables to the bakery, a 10-year-old boy grew up learning the relationship between hard work and money Their restaurant, Capt. Andersons, located in Panama City, is an oldstyle Florida restaurant. Great restaurateurs, like Jimmys family, know that employees and customers are part of extended family. Multiple generations of employees have other family members among the 200 employees. During the long, hot, busy summer months in Panama City, customers often bring in three generations to share a family meal. People propose to their loved ones, celebrate birthdays and share some of their most intimate celebrations at Capt. Andersons. Everyone is part of Jimmys extended family. A great restaurateur loves the give and take with the public. When He gave back $200M, but just call him JimmyDAVID | 5 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENTDraped over her sons casket Friday night, Liz Jacobs asked for a few minutes alone before they took him away. Jacobs wasnt ready to say goodbye to her 19-year-old. On Saturday, Samual Jacobs, who didnt get much sleep the night before, stood at the podium before her four adult children, the rest of the family and hundreds of friends at New Hope Church in North Port. Speaking through tears, she thanked everyone who loved Sam. Im heartbroken,Ž she said. Sam was the last one born. He was the baby. He always got his way. He was the only one I didnt need an epidural with.Ž The crying crowd laughed for a second. She said her family had said so much. It was hard for her to continue as she wasnt ready for Sams life to end. Sams twin sisters Mikayla and Mackenzie also told stories about their baby brother. The one who loved to help people and played video games, basketball, sang and acted. His other big sister Baylie also shared her love for her brother Family, friends say goodbye to 19-year-old Samual JacobsBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SAMUAL | 4 JACOBS When Dan and Jan Stuckeys son John was suffering from opioid addiction, they didnt know who to turn to in their St. Louis community. Your normal network of help doesnt really work,Ž Stuckey said. First of all, we were being very quiet and didnt want to talk to any of our friends or family members about what we were dealing with because we were ashamed of what we were doing and thought it was our fault.Ž They hit rock bottom, Stuckey said, around the same time their son did. Eventually John got on Vivitrol shots, and hes now “ve years sober. Hes the president of the ARCHway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. Dan serves as the chairman, and Jan is secretary. In nine states, they raise awareness, advocate for caregivers and addicts, and raise money to help pay for treatment and sober living facilities. Living in Punta Gorda since 2014, the Stuckeys have given about $30,000 in scholarships to help local individuals get into residential treatment or pay rent at a sober living facility. They do fundraisers and education, and continually get calls from people who dont know where to start “nding help for their loved ones. Its one of the biggest barriers to recovery, Stuckey said. DETOXDetox is often the “rst step in the recovery process, and the ARCHway Institute has donated $6,500 for the last three years to the Addiction Recovery Initiative, started by Sheriff Bill Prummell in 2016. The program allows anyone who wants to get clean to call the Sheriffs Of“ce, hand over their drugs, and get a free ride to the detox center at Charlotte Behavioral Healthcare. Hell take you to the treatment center, but if the person still cant pay for their treatment program, the money we give helps offset that,Ž Stuckey said. Insurance is accepted, but for those who dont have it, the cost for opioid detox is $245 for seven to 10 days, for those qualifying for a sliding scale fee, said CEO Victoria Scanlon. CBHC has 12 beds dedicated to detox, and patients can usually get in fairly quickly. Another option is Bayfront Punta Gorda, which started its detox program last March. The hospital has no speci“ed detox wing, so any available bed is open to detox patients, making the program especially discreet with all private rooms, said Community Liaison Kristen Anderson. The cost is $6,400 for patients paying out of pocket. Most insurances will cover the program, Anderson said, but patients may be responsible for a co-pay or Service providers offer help for addiction, though holes exist RECOVERYPath toBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER BOTTOM LINETreatment centers for drug and alcohol addiction are scarce in the region and an addicts inability to pay just complicates recovery. RECOVERY | 4


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By a unanimous vote, members of the county planning commission approved a request to create a new Boutique Resort Redevelopment/ Planned Development for inclusion in the countys zoning code. The request for the amendment to the code came as part of a rezoning request for a property owned by developer Henry Rodriquez along Stickney Point Road. The property contains an old, non-conforming hotel that Rodriquez wishes to improve, but the existing code prevents him from doing the redevelopment he envisions. The alternative for the neighborhood was worse than what we were trying to propose,Ž Rodriquez told the planning commissioners. I wanted to keep the integrity of the old Florida experience.Ž Thus, he and Bo Medred of Genesis Planning and Development, his planner for the project, came up with the idea of the new zoning district, which already exists in other jurisdictions in the state, such as the cities of St. Pete Beach and Hollywood. Were losing a lot of these old nostalgic hotels,Ž Medred added. According to a staff review of the petition, the new district ƒis designed to encourage the preservation and redevelopment of existing historic hotels and motels,Ž many of which are older, nonconforming uses. The analysis also found that improving these structures could be expensive. The new boutique district is what Rodriquez described as the birthchildŽ of the existing Tourist Resort district currently in the zoning code. However, that district, as noted by county staff, has not been utilized in more than 30 years. The creation of this district, along with the required rezone, would facilitate the redevelopment and modest expansion of these properties with boutique motel or hotel resort uses, which are smaller in size, limiting the number of rooms, and offering unique accommodations,Ž the staff report went on to state. With few questions and comments, planning commissioners appeared to welcome the new approach suggested by Rodriquez and Medred. This is a solution to a long-standing problem,Ž Commissioner Ron Cutsinger said. When it comes to giving more opportunities for diversity, its a good thing for the county,Ž Commissioner Robert Morris added. If approved by the County Commission at a later date, the new district would be included in the zoning coder and apply to the entire unincorporated area of the county.Email: jondaltonwr@gmail.comBoutique zoning district moves forwardBy WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENTSarasota County Commission would have to OK new zone NORTH PORT „ City of“cials are looking to make the business community a little more welcoming in North Port. The North Port City Commission met Friday morning to discuss city fees, including the business tax fee. Mayor Vanessa Carusone was absent from the meeting. If we cant collect from everyone, than what sense does it make to collect (a fee) which in the big scheme of things is a very nominal collection,Ž Vice Mayor Linda Yates said. Why not be a business-friendly community? Do business here, youre not going to have the fees.Ž Last year the city gained $100,000 from the fee, which go to the Economic Development department. Commissioner Chris Hanks added the move could help other businesses come out of the woodwork. You might “nd more will register if they didnt have to pay a fee,Ž he said. Businesses operating within North Port are still required to register with the city, which has no cost. That is to protect our residents and make sure (contractors and businesses owners) are working within their con“nes,Ž said Katrina Romano, administration manager for Neighborhood Development Services. We do need to monitor that.Ž The City Commission also took a unanimous consensus for staff to communicate about the current business registry they have, in whatever means they have available. We have so much pride in our community that ”ows in the private sector,Ž Commissioner Jill Luke said. I see a big shout out to the community especially with their names being listed. There is so much value to it they will jump to get on that list as soon as possible.Ž The business tax would be pulled as of Oct. 1, when the new “scal year begins. Other fees were also discussed, with just one being raised. A culvert permit which is in the right-of-way is currently $200 and it is being raised $50. Keep in mind we took this over last year,Ž said Julie Bellia, Public Works director. Prior it was Neighborhood Development Services. Then when we took it over, we took a look at what we do; $160 of work goes to survey so what we have left is $40.Ž Several language changes were made to help residents better understand what they can and cannot do. For example, the teen roomŽ at the Morgan Center was added in the Achieve Anything membership bene“ts description. Rental fees for city structures had been a previous hot topic on the commission. However, due to Carusones absence and the length of the topic, the commission decided to put it on during a special meeting. Email: North Port Commission moves to remove business taxBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERWhy not be a business-friendly community? Do business here, youre not going to have the fees.Ž „ Linda Yates, vice mayor adno=50532834


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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE SERVICE PROVIDERS BYLOCATIONPunta GordaCharlotte Behavioral Healthcare 1700 Education Ave., Punta Gorda 941-639-8300 Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Compass Center (inpatient treatment for youth 13-17) 2208 Castillo Ave., Punta Gorda 941-639-5535Port CharlotteLifeWorks! Substance Abuse Services 4678 Tamiami Trail #105, Port Charlotte 941-979-5023 Tri-County Counseling & Life Skills Center 4055 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 941-876-3060 Lighthouse Addiction Services 3505 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte 941-255-5900EnglewoodLighthouse Addiction Services 22021 Englewood Road, Englewood 941-475-8793North PortCoastal Behavioral Healthcare 12497 S Tamiami Trail #4, North Port 941-492-4300 Tri-County Counseling & Life Skills Center 12543 S Tamiami Trail, North Port 941-876-3060 ARCHway Institute 314-635-8887 deductible depending on their personal plans. During their stay, patients receive medication to diminish withdrawal symptoms at both Bayfront Punta Gorda and CBHC. What happens upon discharge is up to the individual. The medical detoxi“cation process is, as I describe to patients, your “rst step in a long journey,Ž said Dr. Thomas Noone.NEXT STEPSPatients plans after detox vary based on their degree of dependence on their substance of choice, their employment and “nancial status, and available support network. For some individuals that may have employment and a lot of family support, they can participate in a detox program, and they can return home with therapy,Ž Scanlon said. But for many individuals, they are estranged from their family. They dont have jobs. They dont have homes to return to. Its hard to focus on your recovery when your next steps are so uncertain.Ž Patients requiring a high level of care may “nd dif“culty getting into a residential rehab program because of the lack of beds. Its a problem across the nation, Stuckey said. We “nd in many states, there can be as much as a six-month waiting list before you can get on the list,Ž he said. If youre in crisis mode, and you have a loved one thats “nally ready to get help, six months is not acceptable.Ž CBHC provides four beds for residential rehab patients for up to 28 days. Priority is given to pregnant drug users, individuals involved with the Department of Children and Families, and injecting drug users. There is almost always a wait, according to Scanlon. Typically, its weeks, and a lot of times individuals move on to other options because they have more immediate needs than that,Ž she said. The ARCHway Institute has sent a number of people out of state to get treatment. Sometimes, moving away may be the best option. A lot of times you want to get them treatment in the area so they keep their jobs and stuff, but a lot of times people need to just totally change their playmates and their playground,Ž Stuckey said. We have moved a number of people to Missouri or to Ohio to help in those cases where they just needed a whole new change.Ž Another area the region is lacking in is structured aftercare, Stuckey said. In Charlotte County, there are no licensed sober living homes. John Stuckey now runs seven sober houses in St. Louis in addition to his work with ARCHway and said sober living is instrumental in preventing relapse. Sober living is kind of threefold,Ž he said. They tell you to change your people, places and things. A lot of people coming out of treatment just dont have the support or accessibility to change all those things. Sober living is a smooth path for people when theyre coming out of treatment because its a clean environ ment. It alleviates a lot of people from getting back into old patterns and environments. If youre still around the same people, youll inevitably do the same things.Ž ARCHway has helped some individuals “nd sober living in Fort Myers, such as with Dana Herrera, who runs New Life Sober Living in Fort Myers. Herrera currently has four women living at her home, two from Florida and two from out of state. When they go to treatment and then go home, everyone at home is still the same, and everyone at home expects them to be the way they used to be or to be perfect,Ž she said. If you leave treatment and go back to the same environment, nothing has changed over there.Ž To stay in the house, the women must work or volunteer, or attend an intensive outpatient program. They have to have a job,Ž she said. If for some reason, theyre on disability, I would make them do some type of volunteer work, whether sitting at a desk or volunteering for ARCHway. Sitting at home doing nothing is just going to make you relapse.ŽOUTPATIENT SERVICESOutpatient services help addicts learn new coping skills and, if necessary, receive medication assisted treatment. Locally, Vivitrol programs are available at Coastal Behavioral Healthcare and First Step of Sarasota to help reduce cravings for opioids. Intensive outpatient services are another option for those needing more structure. At LifeWorks in Port Charlotte, patients in intensive outpatient spend at least nine clinical hours a week in treatment. The program can be good those coming directly out of residential treatment, said Operations Manager George Filhour. A lot of them come out of the bubble, and life hits them in the face,Ž he said. Thats why we always recommend if someones in residential they continue their care no less than three months.Ž Bayfront Punta Gorda also offers an evening intensive outpatient program for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. Lighthouse Addiction Services offers a similar concentrated outpatient education program, in which individuals do one individual therapy session a week, one drug test a week, and two days of group therapy. It allows them to have a job, but at the same time, have a lot of contact with us to monitor their sobriety,Ž said Clinical Director Pamela Taylor. Throughout the region, outpatient providers try to eliminate barriers to recovery, such as transportation and being unable to take time off work. At Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, therapists working in the Journey program for children with substance abuse issues meet patients at their schools and homes throughout Sarasota County to eliminate the transportation barrier. At Tri County Counseling in North Port, Port Charlotte, and Nokomis, doors stay open into the evening to accommodate patients who cant take time off work to come to counseling. Because of that, patients come from all over the area „ Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, and even Manatee County. When we moved to North Port, it was primarily a blue collar town,Ž said Dr. Thomas Glaser. They would lose a whole day (driving), and I never felt good about that. Well work up to 9 at night if necessary.Ž Still, even the stigma of substance abuse can be a major barrier preventing people from asking for help. Dr. Brendan McCollum, interim director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, said thats one thing hed like to see change. A lot of people view substance abuse as a character ”aw or a defect,Ž he said. Studies have shown people with a propensity for addiction have a humongous difference in their brain activity than a person whos not.ŽEmail: RECOVERYFROM PAGE 1 during the good times and bad. No matter how much we would “ght, he would always make a dumb face and make me laugh. If I was upset or in a bad mood, he would make me laugh „ even if I wasnt done being mad yet. There arent enough words to tell how much I love you Sam. No matter what happened, I always loved you.Ž Sams big brother Shawn said he was the closest to him and called him gifted in many ways. He called himself a funcle „ a fun uncle to his nieces and nephews,Ž Shawn said. You are a hero of your own caliber „ a warrior.Ž Sams brother and sisters struggled with talking about his sudden passing. On Easter, without signs or warnings, the 2017 North Port High School graduate took his own life. I will not pretend that everyone is shocked and grieved by Sams suicide or the timing of his death,Ž Eddie DeJesus, pastor of New Hope Church told the crowd. Its an inexplicable and terrible act which leaves so many saying if I only has said something. Why did he make this decision that is tragic beyond comprehension? For some there is anger because we have been left behind without answers. For others theres guilt that they didnt see the signs and are left asking why? What drove him to this terrible decision? For those who thought they knew him so well, they struggle that they didnt know the pain that Sam could have been suffering for weeks, months or years and why didnt he ask for help?Ž DeJesus said theres been too many memorials of young people whove died by suicide. Suicide is an irreversible attempt to end our pain,Ž he said. God didnt want it to happen to Sam. What he wants is for us to understand that Gods grace is suf“cient. God loved Sam when he was born. God loved Sam when he was baptized. God loved Sam all of the days of his life, even when it was dark. Gods love is still with him.Ž Monte, Sams dad, spoke to those who were part of his upbringing in Sarasota and North Port. Sam knows how to ride a bike because of some of you in the audience,Ž he said. Sam knows how to play ”ag football. Sam knows how to take care of his dogs. Sam knows how to block a pitch in the dirt. Sam knows how to tackle. Sam knows how to get hit by a guy twice his size. Sam knows how to catch a shark. Sam knows how to be a coach. Sam knows how to make people laugh. Sam knows how to stand on a stage and sing a song. Sam accomplished a goal to become a “re“ghter. He knows how to save a life. He knows how to be a son, brother, grandson, uncle and now I know for sure how proud I am of him and how much all of you loved him.Ž Sams stepdad David Garofalo cried through his recollection of the time they spent together. I met Sam when he was 12 years old,Ž he said. He helped me understand what it was to raise a teenage boy. He was an amazing, talented, precious young man. He was a giver. Ive spoke to so many young people this week who said they instantly loved you Sam.Ž Instead of Sam becoming an actor, he wanted to follow in Garofalos footsteps and become a “re“ghter/EMT. For decades, Garofalo worked in Pasco County as a “re captain. Sam went to the Sarasota County Technical Institute “re training program as a high school junior. He did well on his state tests and ready to become a “rst responder in a big city. Instead of him wanting to work somewhere close like North Port, Sam was willing to go an hour and a half to Pasco to work for the “re“ghter department,Ž Garofalo said. Its the highest honor you bestowed on me.Ž Sadly, Sam was to begin his service with the department in two weeks. Honor guards from North Port and Pasco and other “rst responders were at Sams Celebration of Life Saturday. Im not sure how at 19-years-old you have been called to serve in heaven than on earth, but I know you are with God,Ž Garofalo said. You serve as our guardian angel and will be sorely missed.Ž Garofalos daughter Theresa sang a song for Sam „ youre gonna miss me when Im gone.Ž Before the service ended DeJesus told the crowd there are pastors available at the church, 5600 Biscayne Drive, to talk to anyone who is suffering. God does not want us to go through this alone,Ž he said. We can ask for help. Gods grace is suf“cient. We must know we are not alone.Ž In lieu of ”owers, the family has a gofundme account set up and donations will cover funeral expenses and any additional donations will be donated to the various organizations that Sam volunteered at ( sam-jacobs-celebrationof-life). A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www. SAMUALFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHSam Jacobs older sisters Mikayl Geicka and Mackenzie Grannell tearfully remember how much their brother means to them Saturday at his funeral at New Hope Church. Shawn Jacobs talks about how close he was to his younger brother Sam, 19, who passed away on Easter. Family and friends gather Friday and Saturday at New Hope Church in North Port to say goodbye to Sam Jacobs.


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 you are in the restaurant business you are on automatic programming to deliver happiness to customers, or to solve their problems as quick as possible. Serving customers good food with a great experience is a cherished type of public service. Its too bad more restaurant owners dont go to Tallahassee and serve us in government the way our Jimmy did. With that hint about Tallahassee youve probably guessed this column is about Jimmy Patronis. Be honest, without looking at Google. Did you know that my new acquaintance, Jimmy Patronis, is the incumbent chief “nancial of“cer of the state of Florida and carries a badge? Be honest. Did you know that the states chief “nancial of“cer is the states business manager, “re marshal, arson investigator, head of unclaimed property, trustee for the states real estate, leads hurricane response efforts, manages the states insurance and resolves insurance fraud? Visit the lost and found for unclaimed property at www. ” A local consumer received a life insurance payout they didnt even know existed. Over $200 million since July 1 has been returned to its rightful owner by Jimmy. In February, he returned more than $27.6 million; breaking the 57-year monthly record. Jimmys team successfully prosecuted more than 451 people for insurance fraud in the last year. Requested restitution was over $47 million. As the state “re marshal, Jimmys team oversees the “rst boots on the ground to save lives after a hurricane. Jimmy would like you to know that eight people died during Irma because they wanted to make sure no one stole their portable generator. A portable generator inside your house creates carbon monoxide and can kill you. Previously, our “rst responders were not eligible for workers compensation if they incur PTSD „ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. First responders see horri“c images and our “re“ghters alone have “ve times the suicide rate as the rest of the country. Plus, they are macho and dont want to show weakness. In his “rst six months on the job, Jimmy fought to have our “rst responders PTSD covered. Fortunately, our Legislature worked with Jimmy and unanimously passed a bill to cover our “rst responders PTSD this last session. Its a long way from busboy to chief “nancial of“cer of the state of Florida. But please, still call him Jimmy. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employeeowned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at daviddr@sun-herald. com .DAVIDFROM PAGE 1chargers into the facility, according to an FDC spokesperson. Glady stated there will be no changes to the visitation schedule until the process is complete to change the rule. The department will review testimony from the hearing, as well as testimony that came in via email and make a decision whether to move forward with the changes or not. Email: VISITATIONFROM PAGE 1Peace River Forum MeetingThe Peace River Federated Republican Womens Forum will be meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at the Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The meeting will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m., (social time 11:30-noon). The speaker will be State Representative Mike Grant, House District 75, representing all of Charlotte County. Lunch is $20 for members and $22 for guests. For reservations, email peaceriverforum@ or call 941-916-7224.Genealogical Society seminarsCharlotte County Genealogical Society will present How to Prepare for a Genealogy Road TripŽ presented by Cathy Negrycz, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the CCGSI team will present Genealogy Q&A.Ž Both will be held on Monday, April 9 at Port Charlotte Library, second ”oor, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-764-5562 or visit COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS CHARLOTTE Billie Katherine Patrick-GlassBillie Katherine PatrickGlass, 80, of Hustonville, Kentucky, and formally of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. She was born June 13, 1937, to Leon Walter Brandenburg and Virginia Lloyd Dunn Dietz. Billie was an angel who walked among us here on earth. She always had a smile on her face and found the good in everyone. She cherished her family and friends deeply. Billie was a hard-working woman who took pride in her work. She loved serving the children at Eastside Elementary School in Florida for nearly 20 years. Billie was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Florida for over 20 years, and attended the Houstonville Baptist church in Kentucky. She was also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star (OES). She is survived by her husband, Richard Glass; five grandchildren, Robert Mack (Crystal) Figg of Kentucky, Amanda Leigh Patrick (Doron Kolb) of Indiana, Brandon Garland Patrick of Indiana, Hannah Leigh Patrick of Florida, and Haley Patrick of Florida; a sister, Barbara Keam (Tom McKenzie) of Kentucky; a brother, Owen Brandenburg of Kentucky; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend Faye (Gordon) Edwards. Billie was preceded by death by her late husband, Billy (Bill) Garland Patrick; and her son, Gary Lee Patrick; and brothers, Lowell Eugene Brandenburg and Robert Milton Custer. Arlina Cole MossMarch 16, 1930 … March 7, 2018 Arlina Cole Moss, 87, died at her daughters home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Mississippi, Mrs. Moss grew up and was educated in Alabama. She moved to Punta Gorda, Florida, upon her marriage to Calvin P. Moss in 1955. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moss taught in the Charlotte County public school system for some 25 years. Mr. Moss, who died in 2012, taught generations of Punta Gorda students to sing; Mrs. Moss taught the same students how to read and write. An inveterate genealogist, Mrs. Moss applied her research and analytical skills to document family connections across the centuries. She was always ready to share her knowledge with the broader genealogical community and welcome newcomers to the “eld. Mrs. Moss is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Moss and Laura Natale; granddaughter, Sarah Natale; and beloved cat, Remy.ENGLEWOOD Joseph B. GabrieleJoseph B. Gabriele, 82, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed into the presence of our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Joe was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Geraldo and Palma Marie Gabriele. He grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey. In 1956, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Sarah LaVonne Ham. Joe worked as a manager at Food Fair in Nutley, then as a manager at Gabriel Tire Center with his brother Vincent Gabriele. Joe then moved to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, to work as Assistant General Manager at Christian Publications Inc. He also served as music director at East Brunswick Christian & Missionary Alliance, Camp Hill C&MA and Sunnybrook C&MA. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Gabriele; his brother, the Rev. Jerry Gabriele Jr.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah LaVonne Gabriele; and his siblings, Vincent Gabriele, John Gabriele and Marie Gencorelli. Visiting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial, 9 Smull Ave., Caldwell, New Jersey, immediately followed by an 11:30 a.m. service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. For directions or to send the family condolences, please visit In lieu of ”owers, donations can be sent to Cheryl Umbel, Administrative AssistantGlobal Link, C&MA, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, phone 719-265-2143.Doris L. Daughtrey HargisDoris L. Daughtrey Hargis, 90, of Englewood, FL passed away March 31, 2018. She was born February 22, 1928 in Arcadia, FL. Doris and her husband, Terry, owned the first motel in Boca Grande, The Tarpon Inn. She was an avid fisherman, hunter and owned a successful lawn care service on Boca Grande for many years. Doris is survived by her one son, Terry K. (Lee) Hargis Jr of Englewood, FL; granddaughter, Erika Kristen (David) Johnstone of California; grandson, Joshua King (Jean) Hargis of California; great grandsons, Aden and Camden Hargis of California, Jason Hargis and Trenton Avery of Texas; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Terry K Hargis Sr.; daughter, Donna Hargis and grandson, Jason Hargis. Memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sonrise Baptist Church, 11050 Wilmington Blvd Englewood, FL 34224. Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, FLJohn Albert TrippanyJohn Albert Trippany, 76, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte. He was born on Aug. 30, 1941, in Massena, New York, to Carl and Germaine (Guibault) Trippany. He had been a resident of Charlotte County for four years, coming from Atlanta, Georgia. He worked for the U.S. Government for 42 combined years. He was a decorated U. S. Army Airborne, a Bronze Star Medal recipient, who retired after 20 years of dedicated service. During active duty, he served two tours in Vietnam. Upon his military retirement, he continued his efforts in the U.S. Government by working for the Department of Defense as a civilian for 22 years. He worked as an Executive Director who oversaw the Armys MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) program and Navys Family Services program that serve the soldiers and their families on U.S. military bases on both domestic and foreign soil. He held a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of New York, and a Masters Degree in Leisure Studies and Services from the University of Oregon. He loved reading, “shing, golfing, hiking and swimming in the ocean. But most of all, he loved his family and gave them unconditional and unwavering love and support throughout the years. Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Dong-Ok Trippany of Rotonda West, Florida; four daughters, Jacqueline Rife of Montgomery, Alabama; Nicole Trippany of St. Louis, Missouri; Suzanne Trippany of Rotonda West, Florida; Lisa Trippany of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Beatrice Poissant of Wilmington, North Carolina; and three grandchildren. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewood Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory. NORTH PORT/ DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in North Port / DeSoto Saturday. OBITUARIESJames E. JensenJames E. Jensen, age 69 of the Deep Creek area of Punta Gorda passed away March 12, 2018. He was born in Everett, MA. and raised In Saugus, MA he graduated from Saugus High School. He was married to Brenda Dowling Jensen on October 10, 2009. They moved to Punta Gorda that same month. Jim worked 25 years for the Post Of“ce in Massachusetts. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 759.He served with the Army from 1967 to 1969 in Vietnam and Thailand. He is survived by his mother Ruth Jensen and 7 siblings, Francis, Michael, Harold (deceased) Debra, Karen,Diane, Michael and Mary Jo. his two children Sara Jensen of Newton, MA and Jesse Jensen of Melrose, MA. as well as many nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 from 10:00 am till 11:00 am at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 with a Celebration of Life and military honors to follow. The family would appreciate it if you visit www. to share comments, stories, and extend condolences. Robert Lee SnodgrassRobert Lee BobŽ Snodgrass 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. Celebration of LifeThere will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for Michael MiloradŽ Brnovich, set for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Rotonda American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West. This is a chance for everyone to say goodbye to Mike, also known as The Big Guy,Ž Big Mike,Ž Big Serb,Ž or just Hello Mikie.Ž An Honor Guard Service will be held with a light lunch proceeding. Please bring stories to share. For more information, call 941-697-3616 or 248-787-8971. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 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 IEWPOINTDemocrats are living in the past Trumps America unreal, uncaring Need more common sense New law clear on dry, wet sand Real Floridians are good drivers College women have scholarshipsEditor: In the classic western movie, Paint Your Wagon,Ž emigrants in California stumble across gold nuggets. A town springs up, money ”ows and eventually folly brings it all down. Few are they who run for public of“ce with altruistic motives. We the people are for the most part a rather self-deprecating lot and politicians bank on it. The Punta Gorda City Council and city manager are no worse or better than any other government entity in Florida. Developers eye public lands and the duly elected eye on opportunity to paint their wagons. The president is “ghting for the economy and thinks America has been an economic Chinese vassal long enough. I dont think the people understand what is at stake or that they care one way or the other. It is irresponsible for the press to engage in yellow journalism and tabloid sensationalism. But shouldnt the political parties be held to a higher standard? Democrats, a party in search of a purpose, are now coming to the aid of a beleaguered porn star and I assume pornography in general. They have thrown down the gauntlet in their perceived defense of womanhood. You cant make this stuff up. Democratic liberals in the 1960s was one thing, but now all they do is in”ame emotions, making mountains out of mole hills because they are now rebels without a cause. Why not grow up to todays world and stop living in the past?Larry Bierma Punta GordaEditor: I totally agree with Trump that we should make America great again. However, I suspect we dont agree on what it is that makes us great. For many years, America has enjoyed the respect, the envy and the admiration of a large portion of the worlds population. There are two Editor: Just read todays editorial letter titled, Shift students, not clocks.Ž What a fabulous concept that would bene“t everyone. The writer asked why not just use common sense?Ž Another fabulous concept, to be sure. A response to that question could be found by Googling, Obituary: The sad passing of common sense.Ž Sincere gratitude to the writer who proved, with each valid point made, that common sense still does exist today. Joyce Robbins Port CharlotteEditor: The new state law clari“es the rules of public beach vs. private beach and it makes it consistent throughout the state. It is pretty simple. Wet sand is public, dry sand is private. Here in Englewood, we have a large amount of public beaches, where both wet and dry sand is open to the public. There are those who will feel that something is being taken away but in reality the dry sand in front of private property has always belonged to the landowners. Before this law, those landowners were on their own when it came to protecting their beach front or enforcing their rights. The public is not known for its restraint or respectfulness, often vastly overstepping their beach privileges. The clari“cation will help law enforcement Editor: Recently, you ran a series of articles including one that said: Floridians are the worst drivers in the nation.Ž That prompts me to ask, just who or what do you consider to be a Floridian?Ž As a sixth generation real Floridian I can tell you that by far, most of the drivers on the roads in Florida are not Floridians but rather transplants and/or simply residents or tourists. Only three of every 10 people in the state are actually Floridians. It is a term that is used very loosely much the same as the term native,Ž which some folks use to describe anyone living in the state. So keep this in mind. You can whine and complain about the drivers around you, but most likely they came from up north, just like you did.Dutch Blaisdell Brunswick, Ga.Editor: With all the negative letters to the editors lately, how about some good news? The local Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte branch of the American Association of University women has awarded scholarships to over 70 different women since 1977. The applications are available for the 2018 scholarships at the “nancial aid of“ces at FGCU, Florida SouthWestern State College and FSC in Venice. The applicants must be residents of Charlotte County, be enrolled in an accredited degree program and have gone back to school after an interruption in their college plans. The three scholarships are for $1,000 each. Applications must be into AAUW by April 8. If there are any questions, call scholarship chairperson Kathleen Campanirio at 508-878-9160. We want to get the word out so more women may have an opportunity to apply. We are the same organization that is sponsoring three girls for STEM Camp this year and provide STEM programs at the local library. Kathleen Campanirio Port CharlotteProcess should matter in county, Sunseeker dealOUR POSITION: We are concerned with the haste the Charlotte County Commission is proceeding regarding the Sunseeker Resort and the seeming lack of attention to public concerns or the Charlotte Harbor CRA.Time is money. That old axiom is true for the proposed Sunseeker Resort, thus the speedy actions of the Charlotte County Commission to accommodate the developers of this mega project. We certainly understand that. Too much foot dragging could kill the deal and Charlotte County might lose a golden goose. Sunseeker Resort will alter the face of Charlotte County and have a powerful impact on the landscape of Charlotte Harbor. It is a game-changer in the most dramatic sense. It is with that understanding „ and the realization that there is no turning back once deals are “nalized „ we caution the County Commission to take a deep breath and make sure it is making the best deal possible. Things have moved amazingly quick for a project of this magnitude „ and that “ts the personality of the man driving the development, Allegiant President John Redmond. The man who bought up the waterfront land and who has wooed the county staff is on a mission. Every day the resort is not open is money lost. Redmond is a sharp businessman and he has been open about his desire to move things along quickly „ promising stakeholders and potential owners of condos in the swanky resort that it will be open early in 2020 at the latest. We wish Remond the best. The sooner the resort is open, the better for Charlotte County. The warp-speed actions of the county, however, leave us a little dizzy. And, while negative reaction from the public has been limited to mostly letters to the editor, county commissioners dismissed concerns of the CRA advisory board almost to the point of disrespect. Certainly, the county is not obligated to make policy based on the CRA boards wishes. Still, it would be polite, if nothing else, to have given the boards concerns a fair listen. As one CRA member said, the process matters,Ž and the county has skirted the process „ especially with the CRA „ without a lot of explanation why. The 30-day window that was used to agree to the deal on the original resort and the additional acreage on the east side of U.S. 41 that Allegiant is also considering, were inadequate to allow other developers or the public to truly digest the proposal and all the details „ and there are many details, some yet to be worked out. The county will argue that if other developers were interested, they certainly kept that interest to themselves „ especially in the case of the 4.5-acre site on the opposite side of U.S. 41 as Sunseeker. As much as the county „ and we „ want the Sunseeker resort, there should be caution taken at what we are giving up. Streets are being vacated; the zoning density cap eliminated and allowances have been made to count condos at Sunseeker as motel rooms to lower impact fees (which already are too low in our opinion). The county has a lot of skin in this game „ as does Redmond and Allegiant. It has been a cordial working relationship that has paid dividends to both sides. County commissioners must be alert, however, that they are making the best deal possible and securing their investment in the future. reasons why we deserved that response. America was real. You could count on America to live up to its commitments and promises. You could count on America to be willing to help to make things better. America didnt change its mind every other week depending upon the whims of a few. You could trust, respect, and believe in what America said. America cared. There are millions of people alive in the world today because America was willing to live up to its basic principles of offering compassion, love, and co-operation. America didnt say we will respect and live up to our principles only after we become great. America didnt say our principles are conditional and reserved to only the selected few who we have judged worthy. We have lost a lot. I defy you to name more than one ally who respects, envies, and/ or admires us more now than a year ago. It will take a lot of work to earn back the respect weve lost. We need to reject isolation. We need to regain our rightful place on the world stage. Lets make America real and caring again.John Murray Port Charlotteas well. It will be clear whether or not someone is trespassing. Ultimately, the choice is left to the property owner. They dont have to restrict access to dry sand but they can if they wish. This is a great step toward protecting nesting turtles, an added bonus if you will. It does bring into question about who pays for beach renourishment. Public funds for wet sand, private funds for dry sand? In places where there is erosion to the face of the building or close to it, all the sand is wet. Once it is renourished (with public funds) it will be dry sand for some distance and therefore it will be private. This creates an interesting conundrum.Gladys Marsh Englewood Marching children were hypocritesEditor: Children, listen up. Do you know the meaning of hypocrisy? It means insincere or hollow. Your March for Our LivesŽ was your cry for school safety, or at least I thought so. You think the Second Amendment is a bad law. You want restriction placed on the right to bear arms. You feel that would keep you safe. Heres the hypocrisy part, if you were truly concerned about your own safety, you would welcome a rule requiring clear backpacks. But you dont like that rule, do you? It infringes on your constitutional rights, you say. Critical thinking is necessary to understand that constitutional rights belong to everyone, not just you. I think some serious civics education is in order. We, as Americans have rights. This is a free country. As long as people can move about freely and are not subject to undue government interference or restriction, there could be danger. But, taking away freedoms is a slippery slope. And, the fact of the matter is that the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment covering unreasonable search and seizure.Ž That means they cant search your backpack without a reason. It does not say that the school cannot require clear backpacks or ban backpacks altogether. And it doesnt say that school cant have rules. They have lots of them and we should be glad they do.Alice Vann Englewood


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 The bumpy path of Desmond Meades life meandered to its current interesting point. He is a graduate of Florida International University law school but cannot vote in his home state because his path went through prison: He committed non-violent felonies concerning drugs and other matters during the 10 years when he was essentially homeless. And Florida is one of 11 states that effectively disqualify felons permanently. Meade is one of 1.6 million disenfranchised Florida felons „ more people than voted in 22 states in 2016. He is one of the 20 percent of African-American Floridians disenfranchised. The state has a low threshold for felonious acts: Someone who gets into a bar “ght, or steals property worth $300 „ approximately two pairs of Air Jordans „ or even drives without a license for a third time can be disenfranchised for life. There is a cumbersome, protracted process whereby an individual, after waiting “ve to seven years (it depends on the felony) can begin a trek that can consume 10 years and culminates with politicians and their appointees deciding who can vote. Meade heads the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which gathered more than a million signatures to get the state Supreme Court to approve, and local supervisors of elections to verify, the ballot initiative that voters will decide on Nov. 6. Meades basic argument on behalf of what he calls returning citizensŽ like him is: I challenge people to say that they never want to be forgiven for anything theyve done.Ž Persons convicted of murder or felony sexual offense would not be eligible for enfranchisement. Intelligent and informed people of good will can strenuously disagree about the wisdom of policies that have produced mass incarceration. What is, however, indisputable is that this phenomenon creates an enormous problem of facilitating the re-entry into society of released prisoners who were not improved by the experience of incarceration and who face discouraging impediments to employment and other facets of social normality. In 14 states and the District of Columbia, released felons automatically recover their civil rights. Recidivism among Floridas released felons has been approximately 30 percent for the “ve years 2011-2015. Of the 1,952 persons whose civil rights were restored, “ve committed new offenses, a recidivism rate of 0.4 percent. This sample is skewed by self-selection „ overrepresentation of those who had the “nancial resources and tenacity to navigate the complex restoration process that each year serves a few hundred of the 1.6 million. Still, the recidivism numbers are suggestive. What compelling government interest is served by felon disenfranchisement? Enhanced public safety? How? Is it to “ne-tune the quality of the electorate? This is not a legitimate government objective for elected of“cials to pursue. A felony conviction is an indelible stain: What intelligent purpose is served by reminding felons, who really do not require reminding, of their past, and by advertising it to their community? The rule of law requires punishments, but it is not served by punishments that never end and that perpetuate a social stigma and a sense of never fully re-entering the community. Meade, like one-third of the 4.7 million current citizens nationwide who have re-entered society from prison but cannot vote, is African-American. More than one in 13 African-Americans nationally are similarly disenfranchised, as are one in “ve of Floridas AfricanAmerican adults. Because African-Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic, ending the disenfranchisement of felons could become yet another debate swamped by partisanship, particularly in Florida, the largest swing state, where close elections are common: Republican Governor Rick Scotts margins of victory in 2010 and 2014 were 1.2 and 1.1 percent, respectively. And remember the 537 Florida votes that made George W. Bush president. Last week, Scotts administration challenged a federal judges order that the state adopt a rights-restoration procedure that is less arbitrary and dilatory. A Quinnipiac poll shows that 67 percent of Floridians favor and only 27 percent oppose enfranchisement of felons. These numbers might provoke Republicans, who control both houses of the legislature, to try to siphon away support for the restoration referendum by passing a law that somewhat mitigates the severity of the current policy. Such a law would be presented for the signature of the governor, who is trying to unseat three-term Democratic senator Bill Nelson. Again, who is comfortable with elected politicians winnowing the electorate? When the voting results from around the nation are reported on the evening of Nov. 6, some actual winners might include 1.6 million Floridians who were not allowed to cast ballots. George Wills email address is georgewill@ interest of disenfranchised felons George Will Have you ever seen the moon? You will likely answer that you have, many times. But a new short video by “lmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh may have you reconsidering whether youve ever actually seen it at all. Their names will be unfamiliar to you. A check of the authoritative IMDb website turns up resumes thin to the point of translucence. Overstreet, for example, is listed as Miscellaneous CrewŽ on Taking Chance,Ž a 2009 “lm starring Kevin Bacon. Gorosh has directed two short “lms, The Electronic AfterlifeŽ and To Scale: The Solar System,Ž neither of which generated Oscar buzz. But their three-minute “lm, A New View of the MoonŽ has people talking „ and looking, having racked up over a quarter of a million views on YouTube alone. The premise is deceptively simple. The pair wandered around Los Angeles with a telescope, an odd-looking (to us nonscienti“c types, anyway) contraption vaguely resembling a snare drum that slides up from a round canister. What is that, bro?Ž a guy on a bike asks. Its a telescope,Ž says Overstreet. Do you want to check out the moon?Ž The offer is made over and over to a cross section of passersby in a cross section of places across greater L.A. And one by one, they put their eyes to the view“nder and gaze upon what theyve looked at a million times yet never seen. Interestingly, Overstreet and Gorosh show us very little of the actual moon. No, what holds your eyes, and lifts your soul is the way these different people in different neighborhoods all respond in precisely the same way „ with gasps and shouts and whispers of naked wonder at the sudden nearness of lunar soil. Im looking at the moon,Ž says a young, cap-to-the-back white guy into his phone. Hold on real quick.Ž Then he puts his eye to the view“nder. Oh, my God,Ž he says. Oh. My. God,Ž breathes a black man in a hoodie. Oh, my God,Ž says a little kid, laughing. Oh, my God,Ž says a guy with a mane of gray hair. Oh!Ž says a woman, as if startled. Oh, my God.Ž There is something quietly profound in their awe, something that stirs you somewhere deep within like a light breeze moving among tall grass. If you are a person of faith, maybe you have that sense of settled and centered peace that comes from feeling the Creator nigh. But even if you are not, it will be hard to escape a conviction that we spend too much time looking down and across. We look at our screens and bank balances, at our bills and test results „ and we look at one another, too, at all the ways in which skin tone and hair texture, faith, sex, wealth, geography, education and age seem to make us unfathomably different. Except that were all just passengers on a rock sailing through an in“nite sea. Consider that the greatest scienti“c achievement of our kind, the one we point to with pride as evidence of the inherent greatness of us, is that after millions of years, and at a steep investment of money and lives, we managed, one day 49 years ago, to ”y over to the next rock. We looked around, gathered up some smaller rocks and came back home. We are, in other words, small against the fabric of All That Is. So far as weve been able to determine, were out here alone. So each other is all we have. But then, it should be all we need. Overstreets and Goroshs little movie is a gentle reminder of this, a hymn to our common humanity. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 FAMILY ALBUMRussell and Joyce Schultz celebrate 70 years 70 years of loving, caring, and sharingRussell and Joyce Schultz were married April 10th, 1948 in Minneapolis Minnesota. Since getting married Russ and Joyce have made early adventures that have taken them many wonderful places! They have resided in Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado and have now made their home in Rotonda West, Florida for over 20 years. They have four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Thank you Dad and Mom for your ongoing example of love and devotion.FAMILY ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENTSBirth announcements Birthdays € Anniversaries Engagements € Weddings Family reunionsCommemorate your familys milestones and share the joy with the community. Call 941-206-1028, or email to inquire about rates. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS BIRTHDAYS Happy 100th birthday to Phyllis Jacovi on her special day, April 5. Happy 10th birthday to Avery Bange on her special day, April 10. Happy 3rd birthday to Jolie Lebeau on her special day, April 9. Happy 52nd birthday to Robert Messier on his special day, April 9. CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in Sundays Sun we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. TODAYOutdoor Market, American Legion 103 Sun 8-2 Tackle Avon Produce Plants Bakery Herbs Snacks Books Boots + More, 2101 Taylor Rd 626-2569 Punta Gorda Elks, 8am-12pm Breakfast; 12pm Bar & Tiki; 2-5 FundaySunday(no food); Music/Wolfie &Robert @ 25538 ShorePG637-2606;mbrs&gsts Nina & Pinta, Tours aboard the Nina & Pinta Columbus Replica ships, 9 am-6 pm, Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Open Air Market, Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Produce, variety of food, clothing & crafts. Live Music 941.391.4856 Chess Club, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Only 50 cents an hour. Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. Everyone welcomed 941-625-4175. Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 12-7 Funday with Linda NASCAR/Bargo Blood Drive & Fair, Blood Drive from 2pm -4pm Compass Communities Church @ Franz Ross Park 19333 Quesada Blvd. 467-3517 Male Review ALP 110, For K-9s and Hon Flight, 6 pm April 8 Amer Leg Post 110, 3152 Harbor Pt Char. Tix at bar or door Stravinskys Firebird, Charlotte Symphony Orchestras Stravinskys FirebirdŽ, 7:30, CPAC, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, $52, 941-205-5996. MONDAYEagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 10am Genealogy Road Trip, Prepare a Genealogy Road Trip,Ž Port Charlotte Library,10:30 am, Mon, Apr 9. Free, public welcome, info 941-625-0867 Democrat Women Meet, 11 am. Fair Food Alliance speaks 4/9. Lite lunch follows. 3596 Tamiami Trail # 202 Pt. Char., 941-637-7014. Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch;3pmTiki;4-7 Music/Michael Hirst;4:30-7:30 ChickenNite;7-10 Karaoke/BillyG@25538 ShorePG637-2606;mbrs&gsts Minnesota Club, MN Club 11:30 am, Golden Corral, 3457 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, last time till fall, contact Duane 941 661 6885 S.H.I.N.E. Medicare Counseling, free. PC Library 2280 Aaron St. 11:30am-2pm Appts. call 1-866-413-5337 FL Dept. of Elder Affairs Four Leaf Strummers, Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Music 11:30 am-1 pm Center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 TODAYChicken bbq, BBQ Chicken dinner, 11:30 am 1 pm. Masonic Lodge, 265 Pine St. Pine St. $10 donation. Public Welcome. 941-525-7212 Broasted Chicken, Broasted Chicken Dinner on Sunday 2-4pm Take out or enjoy at the club. Rotonda Elks, members & guests. FellowshipChurch YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. Its held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 Bar bingo, starts at 6:30pm. Am. Legion 113, 3436 Indiana Rd. Rotonda MONDAYManasota Beach Yoga, Yoga classes designed for all abilities and ages. Locals and visitors welcome. Free Will Donation. Mon thru Sat 9 am Yoga for Every Body, Join us for stretching, balance, breathing! M-W-F 9-10am Englewood Sports Complex $5 Denise Crafting, Help us to craft items; bring lunch, we supply dessert at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St. 9:30 12:30 681-2048. Table Tennis (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980,9:30-12:30p. Open to all levels. $2 to play! Osteoporosis Support, Stretching & Sara Meeks Methods with Rick Carrick, PT. Free to all 10-11am, Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr. RSVP: 473-3919 Partners in Play, Share meaningful play with your child ages 05 limit 12 families 10:15 Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Euchre, Every Mon & Wed @ l:00 PM VFW Post 10178. 550 N McCall Rd. (941)474-7516 Come join us! Read w/ Dogs, Read w/ Dogs Ages 5-11 3:30 pm Elsie Quirk Library 100 W. Dearborn St. Englewood 941-861-5000 Wings & Dancing, Wings, wet & dry, burgers, salads & more 5-7pm Music: Patsy & Majella 6-9pm Rotonda Elks, members & guests 697-2710 Ayce spaghetti, AYCE Spaghetti w/Salad Bar $8.00 5-7pm., musicdouble density -6:30pm. Legion 113, 3436 Indiana Rd. Rotonda Open music jam, 6-9 pm Every Monday.Indian mound Park 210 Winson Ave.Englewood. Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 Orchid Meeting, Orchid meeting at Christ Lutheran, 701 N Indiana, Englewood, 6:30 p.m. Speaker, Stig Dalstrom. Info 941-697-9237. TUESDAYTOPS 167 Suncoast, Learn how to Take Off Pounds Sensibly & keep them off. 8-9 am Suncoast Aud. $4/Mo. Info: 475-0449. Register: 473-3919. Beginning Line Dance, Learn steps and dances at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N.Maple St. 9 10 am, $3.00, 474-1438. Manasota Beach Yoga, Yoga classes designed for all abilities and ages. Locals and visitors welcome. Free Will Donation. Mon thru Sat 9 am. Englewd Plant Clinic, Plant Clinic @ Charlotte Englewood Library 10-12 every Tuesday & Thursday, Florida Master Gardeners, Free Line Dancing, Dance with Harry to country, pop & standards at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St. 10-11am, $3, 474-1438. H2U Tuesday Cards, Play 4 types of cards. Bring friends. Play games of your choice. Free. Englewood Hospital Caf. 1:30-4:00 RSVP: 473-3919 Table Tennis (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980,1-4p. Open to all levels. $2 to play! At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Rd) second Tues, 4pm. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 FNPS mtg., April 10, 6:30-8pm Lemon Bay Park, Englewood. 603-924-8689 Amateur Radio Club, Learn about Ham Radio, enjoyable and useful hobby. Englewood Chamber of Commerce at 7pm. 601 S Indiana Ave. 682-429-1454 WEDNESDAYH2U Walk 15 Class, Movements w/music. All ages & fitness levels. Join us from 8:30-9:20 am. Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr, $4 RSVP: 473-3919 Manasota Beach Yoga, Yoga classes designed for all abilities and ages. Locals and visitors welcome. Free Will Donation. Mon thru Sat 9 am Yoga for Every Body, Join us for stretching, balance, rejuvenation! M-W-F 9-10am Englewood Sports Complex $5 Denise Line Dancing, 9:30-11:30 American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. 941-697-8733 TODAYAMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town large menu to choose from only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Large selection incl bev $7. $1 Bl. Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port Moose, Bar Bingo all day with pizza and hot dogs! Legionnaire discount and NASCAR! 14156 tamiami trl NP SOA Fry & Grill Day, Relax & let the Sons do the cooking large menu to choose from 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, 3:00 Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41 941-223-1262 Local poets and writers Sign up 2:30 PUBLIC WELCOME Free Speaker Dinner, Reserve Chick Piccata and Personal Safety Expert, Brian MacNeel, April 14, 5pm, NPCUCC, 3450 S. Biscayne, $20, 426-5580 MONDAYBasic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Come join Brenda for a good workout & feel good. Free Tax Help, 9am-1pm, AARP Tax-Aide, Holiday Park Rec. Center, Phase 1 Rec. Hall, Tuscola Blvd., NP Mahjongg, 9am-12:30pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Looking for more players so come check it out. North Port VFW #8203, Members & guests. Lunch 11-2, Wings 5-7, Queen 7PM, Music by Paul 6:30-9:30. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 North Port Moose, Wings lunch and dinner Queen is at 6! Beef stroganoff dinner special! 14156 Tamiami Trl NP Duplicate Bridge, $3/person 12:30-4:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Ella 429-8958 If you like bridge, come & play Rummikub, 1-4 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Like cards but not holding them? This is with tiles. Port Charlotte Elks, Monday Discount Day 7PM, Members & Guests, Lodge Meeting 7pm, 1700 Tamiami Trail F3, Murdock, FL, 629-4545 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Monday $2 margaritas Great food, fun Public wel. 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 Speaker Dinner, Reserve Chick Piccata and Personal Safety Expert, Brian MacNeel, April 14, 5pm, NPCUCC, 3450 S. Biscayne, $20, 426-5580 Grant Workshop, 5:30pm, Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Ln. Overview of Sarasota Countys Neighborhood Grant Program. 941-861-1740 Dixieland jazz night, Herb Bruce & the Herbicide Jazz Band @ 7pm Apr 9, 2018 at the Cultural Center, $20 for public free for CCJS members. TUESDAYMichigan Educators, Michigan educators meeting. April 10, Olde World Restaurant, 14415 S Tamiami, North Port, 9:30am. Call 941/426-0931. Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Always looking for new players. Come play. Beginner Tia Chi, $5/ class 10-11 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Sharon 303-437-6417 Sign up now. 2 days a wk for 8 wks Mahjongg, 10 am-2 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Looking for more players so come check it out. North Port VFW #8203, Members & guests. Taco Tuesday 11-2, Euchre 12-4, $0.25 off drafts, domestic btls & wells. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 North Port Moose, Loom meeting at 7! Pork chops and Shepherds Pie dinner special 14156 Tamiami Trl NP Line Dancing, $5/class 12:15-2:15pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Joan 661-3799 Learn new steps & have fun. Great exercise CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS Republican Club Social, Republican Mixer at Laishley Crab House 5 p.m. Monday, April 9. Invited guests include County Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, State Attorney and Airport Commissioners. All Republicans Welcome. Appetizers, wine and beer. $8. Contact Gene (941)258-2080. Open Air Market, Every Sunday History Park Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda 33950. Fresh produce, BBQ, seafood, dog treats, pies, butters & Cheese. Also snacks, plants, clothing, coffee, crafts & knife sharpening. Live Music and park tours Every Sunday @ History Park 941.391.4856 AAUW -Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte Branch, April 12 at 11 am Charlotte Harbor, Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St, PC, Gregory N. Whyte, health educator & holistic health practitioner Being Healthy at Any Age.ŽCall Cheryl 941-347-8040 for more information on the PG/PC Branch of AAUW. Call Janice 941-235-0151 by Sun Ap 8 for opt. lunch reservations Zumba Master Class, taught by world renowned Jessica Exposita from Spain. April 14. Flamingo Flow Master Class for ZINs only at 3:00 $15. General admission Master Class open to all Zumba teachers, students, enthusiasts. 4:00 $20. Carla Peralta 941-276-1887 THE CHARLOTTE CHORALE PRESENTS: 4/21, The Wonder of WaterŽ, The Charlotte Chorales next concert is Saturday 4/21, 4PM at CPAC. 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. Featured melodies include traditional, gospel, Scottish folk tunes, pop and a little bit of Broadway. ReserveTickets @ 941-204-0033 Magic Mike at Amer Legion Post 110, All Male Revue Las Vegas Show 3152 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte. Sunday April 8, 6-9 pm. Advance Tickets $25 at Post 110 or $35 at door. Come early for best seat. Contact Kay 941-549-5398 Free Immigration Panel Discussion, Panel Discussion on Immigration. Hear representatives from the Spanish speaking, Haitian and business communities, as well as a law expert. April 10, 6:30-8:30, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of CC, 1532 Forrest Nellson Blvd. Sunset Cruise fund raiser, on the Kingfisher Lady Charlotte. April 18. Board 5:45. Leave 6:30 pm return 8:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the Guardian ad LItem Foundation. Tickets $40 includes Buffet Dinner. 941-613-3233, Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. € Diabetic Care € Foot Pain € Foot Surgery € Heel Pain Same Day Appointments 941-613-1919 3191 Harbor Blvd. Unit D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 adno=50531453 COMPLETE FOOT CARE Dr. Michael Metyk Podiatric Surgery Bethany L. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 LOCAL SPORTSNORTH PORT „ South Gwinnett rallied with five runs in the top of the sixth inning for a come from behind 8-5 victory over North Port Friday night. The visitors from Georgia completed a three-game sweep of their spring break trip to the west coast of Florida with the late outburst after the Bobcats carried a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning. They came out swinging tonight,Ž North Port coach Miles Mayer said. They put the ball in play and good things happened for them. Tip your cap to them.Ž The Comets (14-10) scored single runs in the first and third innings to take an early 2-0 lead, but the Bobcats got to South Gwinnett starter Cole Thompkins in the bottom of the third. North Port loaded the bases on two hit batsmen and a walk before the first run scored on a wild pitch. Charlie Davidson then beat out an infield single to drive in the tying run, and the Bobcats pulled off a double steal to score the third as courtesy runner Nic Caster broke for second and Brandon Corso raced home from third on the throw. Levi Byrd replaced Thompkins on the mound, and Colby Chippendale drove a 3-2 pitch into the gap in left center for a double, scoring Caster to make it 4-2. North Port starter Davidson kept the Comets off the scoreboard until the top of the sixth. With one out, Davidson hit Andreaus Lewis with a pitch, gave up a single to Bailey Shannon, and walked Cabera Weaver to load the bases. After getting the second out at the plate on a ground ball to first, the Bobcat pitcher uncorked a wild pitch to allow a run to score to make it 4-3. Then, after Corey Lee drew a walk to reload the bases, cleanup hitter Marc Davis drilled a shot over the head of center fielder Corso for a bases-clearing double, giving the Comets a 6-4 lead. Byrd greeted reliever Logan Polston with another double to score Davis and make it 7-4. Its never good to give up free bases,Ž Mayer said. You try to preach to throw it around the strike zone but occasionally youll hit guys or walk guys. But one pitch here or one pitch there and you never know what the score could have been. It was that close of a game.Ž South Gwinnett added another tally in the top of the seventh before North Port mounted a two-out rally in the bottom of the frame. Corso drew a walk and Davidson followed with a triple to make it 8-5. Chippendale was hit by a pitch to bring the tying run to the plate, but Ethan Krizen flied out to right to end the game. The Comets outhit the Bobcats 14-3 and stranded nine runners on base. North Port, now 8-10, returns to district action Tuesday night at Charlotte.SOUTH GWINNETT 8, NORTH PORT 5South Gwinnett 101 005 1 8 14 0 North Port 004 000 1 5 3 1 WP Levi Byrd LP Charlie Davidson. Leading hitters: Marc Davis (SG) 3-4, 2B, run, 3 RBI; Corey Farrow (SG) 3-5, run, 2 RBI; Cabera Weaver (SG) 2-2, 2B, 3B, 3 runs; Charlie Davidson (NP) 2-3, 3B, run, 2 RBI; Colby Chippendale (NP) 1-3, 2B, RBI.South Gwinnett rallies to top BobcatsBy BRUCE ROBINSSUN CORRESPONDENT North Ports Ethan Krizen tags South Gwinnetts Jarius Smith out at the plate on Friday night in North Port. North Ports Jayson Zmejkoski dives back to rst safely against South Gwinnetts Jaquavius Graham on Friday night in North Port. South Gwinnetts Jarius Smith is tagged out attempting to steal second by North Ports Jayson Zmejkoski on Friday night in North Port.SUN PHOTOS BY JOHN KERSTENNorth Ports Charlie Davidson delivers a pitch against a South Gwinnett (GA) batter on Friday night in North Port. BASEBALL: South Gwinnett (Ga.) 8, North Port 5LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS Receive a discount of 15% on eligible in-stock merchandise on Tuesdays in-store at Bealls Stores only if you are at least 50 ye ars old. 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EXCLUSIONS: Bealls Extreme Values, Bealls Outstanding Buys, Birkenstock, Cobian, Columbia, Hook & Tackle, Huk’, Levis, Life Is Good, Melissa & Doug, Natural Life, Nike, Nomad’, Oscar Mike, Pelagic, Reef, Sakroots, Sawyer, Simply Southern, Suncloud, Under Armour, Vionic and other brands listed at exclusions. Not valid at Bealls Outlet. Bealls Stores & are operated by Bealls Stores, Inc. and Bealls Westgate Corporation. CP02 TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 a $40 or more purchase Use promo code PINEAPPLE on BeallsFlorida.comSALE, REGULAR & CLEARANCE 50EVERY TUESDAYFABULOUS in-storesave an i 15%EXTRAMEET & GREET a Hearts of Palm designer while shopping the latest Hearts of Palm styles and selections.PORT CHARLOTTEPort Charlotte Town Center Mall 1441 Tamiami Trail East9AM-11AMTUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018Hearts of Palm GIVEAWAY DETAILS: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 11 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIESIn March, the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition started a brand-new program called the Bountiful Bakery.Ž The Bountiful Bakery allows shelter residents to learn baking skills and create everything from pies to bread to cookies. The products of the bakery will be offered to the community in a bake sale of sorts, with all of the proceeds going to the Coalitions Culinary Training Program. The goal is to make enough income to support the culinary program,Ž said Alecia Cunningham, Director of Social Services at the Homeless Coalition. Though the course only calls for six to eight volunteers and is just being offered to shelter clients at the moment, the Coalition hopes word will get out and allow the Bountiful Bakery to grow. We hope to be baking holiday pies for Thanksgiving,Ž said Cunningham. The bakery was developed as a supplementary course for the Culinary Training Program, and furthers its students capabilities in the kitchen and grants more food-handling knowledge. Participants learn basic kitchen skills, sanitation skills, cleanliness, knife skills, equipment identi“cation, calibration of thermometer, and color coded board use,Ž said Cunningham. At the end of the culinary program, participants receive a Safe Staff certi“cation, making them candidates for restaurant work. The Culinary Training Program began in October of last year and currently has six graduates, as it can only enroll two people at a time. Right now we are only offering the program to our shelter residents. As we grow the program we hope to expand to the unsheltered,Ž said Cunningham. For those interested in supporting the Bountiful Bakery, the Coalition is currently accepting donations. We need your help to make it a success. We are in need for donations of: bread pans, brown sugar, eggs butter and coconut ”akes. We also are looking for volunteers that love to bake,Ž said an April 2 press release. For more information, contact Darcy Woods, Volunteer Coordinator at 941-627-4313, ext. 134 or email darcy.woods@ kgleason@sun-herald.comIcing on the cake: Cha rlotte C ounty Homeless Coalition begins the Bountiful Bakery programBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITIONCulinary Training Program graduate, Jodi Howarth poses with her Safe Sta certicate. CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITIONWHERE: 1476 Kenesaw St., Port Charlotte, FL 33948 WHAT TO DO: Drop-off donations are accepted Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Darcy Woods, darcy.woods@ PHONE: 941-627-4313, ext. 134 Advertisement AdvertisementCount On The Best Service At Dr. Ds Auto RepairCall Dr. Ds Auto Repair for all your auto repairs. Owner, Mike True, and his staff are all ASE certi“ ed and they offer the “ nest full service repair in this area. Dr. Ds repairs all types of vehicles including motor homes and four wheelers. At Dr. Ds you can count on the best service, diagnostics, repairs, replacement parts, etc. Only superior quality replacement parts are used and rates are very reasonable. With the computerized engine analysis, you can be assured that the service required on your vehicle is necessary. True is well known as an excellent auto mechanic Westchester Gold & Diamonds, Serving Charlotte County Over 37 Years Westchester Gold and Diamond has served Port Charlotte and the surrounding area for 41 years. Their store in Baers Plaza at 4200 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 carries an eclectic blend of new and old. Shop not only unique custom and new pieces, but pre-loved and estate jewelry as well. Special coins, David Yurman pieces, and art deco jewelry are just a few of the items in stock. If you are on the search for timepieces, you can “ nd them there, from vintage wristwatches to Rolexes. They also have the stock and knowledge to service Rolex watches. There are even designer pieces for a low price. Westchester Gold sells predominantly jewelry DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY? CALL 941-205-6406adno=50532877BUSINESS Journaland the business enjoys an excellent reputation. Dr. Ds is located at 23415 Janice Avenue in the Whidden Industrial Park in Charlotte Harbor and the phone number is 941-743-3677. For the best service at a reasonable price, call or stop by Dr. Ds Auto Repair.Dr. Ds Auto Repair 23415 Janice Ave. in the Whidden Industrial Park in Charlotte Harbor but antiques also line the shelves and decorate corners. To browse jewelry online, visit Westchester Gold and Diamonds website: Whether youre in the market for a unique adornment or an interesting antique, Westchester Gold and Diamond might be the place for you!Westchester Gold & Diamonds, 4200-F Tamiami Trail, Port CharlotteAbsolute Blinds Has A Window Treatment For YouAbsolute Blinds is the BEST place to go for all your window treatments, specializing in hardwood plantation shutters! This three-generation family owned & operated business is managed by Doug and Brett Hamilton. Their family has over 18 years of knowledge & experience in Southwest Florida window treatments. 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Question: I own my home free and clear in Punta Gorda. Ive outgrown it. My lender has pre-approved me for “nancing to buy a bigger home before selling this one. Im ready to make an offer, but I dont have a Realtor. I have been dealing directly with the listing agent. I am impressed by her professionalism and have been considering her to list my own home. My question is this: What are the pros or cons of using the same Realtor for both transactions? Answer: Assuming this Realtor has the qualities you need in a Realtor, I think its a great idea. By the way, thank you for including your phone number. That gave us the opportunity to drill much deeper into your si tuation with a single conversation rather than a dozen email exchanges. You should think of your Realtor like you would any other professional. The benefit of using the same doctor, CPA, attorney, etc., is that the better a professional understands the idiosyncrasies surrounding your personal situation, the better that professional can serve you. The resultant trust that develops from a good, working relationship is invaluable. In our conversation, you noted that this Realtor returns calls promptly, has a good reputation in your area, and has done an excellent job in marketing her listing with creative descriptions and professional-quality photos. You also noted that her listing, the one you hope to buy, is near your current home. Thats another plus because this proximity indicates the likelihood she is also familiar with your own market. I would be reluctant to recommend a buyer hire a Realtor when the Realtor is not familiar with the target areas. I am licensed to sell real estate anywhere in Florida. But when my son bought a home in Fort Myers, and again in Naples, I did whats best for him. I referred him to Realtors in those markets. On a different note, if your current home is homesteaded, and your new home will become your new primary residence, dont forget to transfer your homestead benefit from your old home to your new home. This is known as Save Our Homes Portability.Ž It can save you a fortune, but only if you file the appropriate paperwork with the county property appraiser before the deadline. My secret proof-readerThis week I found a letter in my mail box with no return address info. Inside was a recent column of mine that had been cut out. Circled in blue was the word there.Ž It should have said their.Ž There was also an anonymous note inside with the following (un-edited) question. Question (unedited) : When you are too ignorant to deal with a fourth grade grade grammar/ spelling problem it undermines your credibility. When you dont know the difference between their and there how can I trust that anything that follows in your column is just as ignorant? PLEASE! Find a fourth-grader to proof your columns. Answer: I have a confession for you. Had I written the same note you sent to me, it would have been riddled with far worse typos. I would have used a hyphen to replace fourth gradeŽ with fourth-grade.Ž I would have replaced grade gradeŽ with grade.Ž I would have replaced [the difference between their and there] with [the difference between theirŽ and thereŽ]. Maybe that just goes to show that none of us our perfect. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941468-1430, Brett@, or to use same Realtor BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 1526 St. Clair County: Sarasota Year Built: 1994 List Price: $ 289,900 Garage/Carport: 2 car Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,728 Pool: Yes Location: Englewood, Community of Overbrook Gardens Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Pino Gambo of West Coast Realty of Venice, 941-716-4308 1093 Clearview Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2018 List Price: $424,900 LP/SqFt: $206.86 Garage/Carport: 2 car attached garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 SqFt Heated: 2054 Total Acreage: .24 Pool: saltwater heated pool Location: saltwater canal with concrete seawall Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Ellen McCarthy, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, 941-628-6954700 Golden Beach Blvd #115, Venice 1526 St. Clair, Englewood 1093 Clearview Dr, Port Charlotte 700 Golden Beach Blvd #115 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1976 List Price: $435,900 Garage/Carport: Carport Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,075 Pool: Heated community pool Location: Venice Beach on Venice Island Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Pino Gambo of West Coast Realty of Venice, 941-716-4308OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018 SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETYFLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITYNORTH PORT POLICE K9 Suncoast Humane Society to lose many regular volunteers leaving for the summer. Seepage 12. Protecting your identity and finances from cybercrime. Seepage 8. A day in the life of Dutch. Seepage 10.


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 Q: My house was built 2 feet into the utility easements. There is a utility pole with electric transmission wires 3 feet from the back of my house. If the pole should need to be replaced, would the utility company be able to place it in the same spot? „ William A: Yes, and you might have some other concerns. An easement is a legal term for when one landowner gives another party, often a utility company, the right to enter or use a portion of the property for a speci“c purpose. Common easements are for water pipes and electric poles. Most easements run with the land,Ž meaning that the easement will pass from one property owner to the next, and many people dont even realize they have easements crisscrossing their yard. In fact, the easement you are dealing with was probably granted several owners ago, before your house was even built. When part of a structure that is built on your land crosses an easement, it is called an encroachment because the structure is encroaching on the easement holders rights. Because easement holders have the right to use the space for their speci“c purpose, such as running power lines, they are able to enforce their right by making you remove the encroaching structure. Usually, this is not that big of a deal „ for example, if a fence or the corner of your pool deck is the encroaching structure. But because part of your house is doing the encroaching, this could be a big problem for you. The “rst thing to do is to make sure there really is an encroachment, and that it isnt a surveying mistake or an easement that was adjusted or removed when the house was built years ago. If the encroachment still exists, check your title insurance policy, since it will cover the cost of repairing an encroachment that was not found at the time you bought your home. Be aware, though, that encroachments are often found before closing, and excited homeowners waive coverage because they are eager to close and dont anticipate an issue, so your title policy may have a stated exception for this. If this is your case, and there is no coverage, you will need to try your best to try to work things out with the utility company. In my experience, the company will try its best to work with you on the issue. But in the end, if it cant be worked out, the power must run through. 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. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. or follow him on Twitter GarySingerLaw.Real estate Q&A: House encroaches on utility easement „ is this a problem?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL 2 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES Where Shopping Makes Cents adno=50532902 LuxuryWaterfrontLivingON THE WORLD CLASS FISHING & BOATING WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR Furnished Coastal Villa adno=50534168 adno=54535022 adno=50533020 24 HOUR WATER REMOVAL€ Steam Cleaning € Rotary Scrub € Dry Cleaning€ Tile & Grout Cleaning € Carpet Repair & Stretching € Oriental & Wool Rug Cleaning Specialist10% OFFCARPET, UPHOLSTERY & TILE CLEANINGPresent this ad at time of service for discount. *10% Discount does not apply to minimum.Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte 941.766.0115WWW.HAPPYHOMESERVICES.NET adno=50534184 adno=50534349 DDZ N ENDThrift N MoreGreat Products € Better PricesŽ€ Jewelry € Housewares € Collectibles € Clothing Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 941-623-8328 € Cut € Color € Perms € Highlights € Lowlights 3335 Tamiami Trail € Port Charlotte$12 Regular $8 Kids HAIRBUSTERS941-623-7759 EVERY DAY SENIORS & VETERANS$620 Years of ServiceMen | Women | Children Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Robert B. Garrett, MD Trained at University of Maryland 941-206-0258 2300 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, 33980 Continuity of Care You will see US whether in the office or hospital. adno=50532695 Practicing Cardiology and Internal Medicine S a m e d a y a p p o i n t m e n t s Same day appointments Louis D. Rosenfield, MD Trained at George Washington University


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Page 16 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 4 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESCHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € Deep Creek Boulevard/Rio de Janeiro Avenue Top crash locations: € S. McCall Road and Wilmington Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Edgewater Drive € I-75 north of Jones Loop Road (Construction area)Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Dianna Lee Devoid, 38, 3800 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,000. € Gregory Thomas Lemons, 46, 22300 block of La Salle Rd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Failure to appear, underlying charge. Bond: $6,000. Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrest: € Jason Scott Bouldin, 44, 4900 block of Victoria Ave., Sarasota. Charge: Battery on law enforcement officer/ firefighter/EMS. Bond: None. „ 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. G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIESSuicide prevention movie to be shownTo help draw attention to this issue, CBHC is hosting a special screening of the new inspirational documentary Suicide the Ripple Effect,Ž which will be followed by an engaging discussion on the topic with a panel of experts. This event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at Regal Town Center Stadium 16, located in the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Amazingly, he survived. Since then, Kevin has been on a mission „ using his story to help others find recovery and stay alive. The film also features some of the worlds leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive. Our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over $51 billion annually. Tickets are $12.50 each (includes a $2.50 processing fee from the Stadium) and can be reserved at https:// reserve/22401. They can also be purchased on CHBCs website at events. Limited seating is available.Young at ArtThe Leadership Class of 2018 will present Young at Art, A night of TalentŽ at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. The evening showcases the youth of Charlotte County with band performances, short skits, singing and dancing. A special performance by the Boogiemen will also be included. Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds will benefit the arts programs in Charlotte County Public Schools. For more information, contact any LC18 class member or www.charlotte countychamber. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS 141352-1 SR Bringing New Life to Senior Living2018 Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are the registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. A Life Care* Community 23023 Westchester Boulevard | Port Charlotte, Florida 33980*Life Care plan/guarantee is subject to the terms of the Residency Contract. Call 1-888-798-6863 today to attend our Lion King show at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Gables West Lobby.Conveniently located near Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda, South Port Square is Floridas best-kept secret. Its resort-style living with amenities youll love. Tucked awayDOESNT HAVE TO MEAN FAR AWAY. adno=50532901 PREPARING FOR THE FUTUREThrough disciplined academics we succeed in preparing children for high school and college.Now enrolling students for 2018-19 school year.CALL OR STOP BY FOR A TOUR TODAY!FREE TUITION | FREE BEFORE/AFTER CAREVENICE SKY ACADEMY 705 Center Road, Venice | 941-244-2626ENGLEWOOD SKY ACADEMY 881 S. River Road, Englewood | 941-999-4775 adno=54533506 Premier Laser Gum Surgery ProviderDr. Joseph FaraqExcellence in Comprehensive and Implant DentistryBeautiful smiles begin hereCharlotte Countys Premier LANAP Provider adno=50533032Joseph H. Farag, D.M.D.3441 Conway Blvd, Port Charlotte(941) Now Accepting New Patients APR 14TH 15STR P Funding (Lakeland Center) 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland, FLConcealed Weapons € Classes Dailylakelandgunclub.comSaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm 863-665-0092Sponsored by The Lakeland Ri” e & Pistol Club THE BEST YET! 50th Yearadno=720161


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 04/08/2018 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, OO 3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Fl or id a. 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 (hereafter  Plaintiff Ž), is Plaintiff and LINDA M. FRUIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA M. FRUIN; FIDDLERS GREEN CONDO MINIUM ASSOCIATION II,INC., ar e defendants. Roger D. Eaton, Clerk of the Circuit Court for CHAR LOTTE, County Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for 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 participate in a court proceeding 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 complete the attached form and return it to j as far in advance as possible, bu t preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other 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 request 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 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms 3130 NOTICE OF SALE N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/20/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING re serves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1G8AJ52F84Z162034 2004 SATURN Publish: 04/08/2018 274754 3566478 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/20/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1FMZU35P9WZA20394 1998 FORD Publish: 04/08/2018 274754 3564997 NEEDCASH? HaveAGarage Sale! 5OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Ann Frances Thomas of Gaston, Ind., and Wayne Ellis Chadwick Jr. of Muncie, Ind. € Meghal Bipin Shah of Fort Myers, and Shaan Chirag Chandrahas Gandhi of Boston, Mass. € Heaven-Leigh Tomekia Lorraine Howard of Decatur, Ga., and Rhiannon Aurora Matthews of Decatur, Ga. € Omoi Toni Bryan of Punta Gorda, and Dwight Alwin Orlando Harris of Spanish Town, Jamaica € Taraisa Marie Mathews of Port Charlotte, and Ronny James Williams of Port Charlotte € Tyler Scott Wilkins of Port Charlotte, and Cheyenne Patricia Phillips of Port Charlotte € Steven Michael Atwell of Frederick, Md., and Meta Marie McClary of Punta Gorda € Lisa Christine Davis-Sorrels of Port Charlotte, and David Lynn James of Port Charlotte € Elizabeth Anne Belt of Mansfield, Ohio, and Raymond James Ranieri of Rotonda West € Cassie Lynn Witherell of Port Charlotte, and Frank St. Clair Carpenter of Port Charlotte € Connie Lee Lamar of Rotonda West, and Raymond Dale Koehler of Rotonda West € Brittany Ashlee Defalco of North Port, and Colton Jay Smith of North Port € Dustin Robert Drake of Port Charlotte, and Alexandria Ashley Simpson of Port Charlotte € Joel Michael Cote of Port Charlotte, and Joelle Elizabeth Brown of Port Charlotte € Saja Osamah Alwahaidy of Port Charlotte, and Saqib Butt of Port Charlotte € Chelly Lynn Russell of Englewood, and Scott Morrison of Englewood € Larry J. Bingham of North Port, and Heather Lee MacDonald of North Port € Joanna Marie Ritter of Punta Gorda, and Steven Brian Berens of Punta Gorda € Brian Ray Robeck of Punta Gorda, and Kyla Marie Doktor of Punta Gorda € Ashley Nicole Thompson of Port Charlotte, and Dennis Brandon OMahoney of Cape Coral € Brittany Ann Whittemore of North Port, and Tyler John Lackey of North PortCharlotte County divorces€ Megan Merie Catchings v. Ellis Anthony Catchings, II € Adam B. Donohew v. Elizabeth S. Donohew € Daniel G. Hubbard v. Deborah Ann Hubbard € Deborah Lee Jimenez v. Miguel Jimenez € James Lynch v. Tina Lynch € Larry M. Pannell v. Susan K. Pannell € Rachael Parr v. Michael Parr € Angela Suzanne Taylor v. Shawn Daniel Taylor € Luis Felipe Toro Rivera v. Kateryne Garcia WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners April 2: Judy Gilbert, 3880; Tom Zinneman, 3750; Toni Trezise, 3370; Mike Stoudt, 3310.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Ladies Bridge winners April 3: 1-Kaye MacDonald; 2-Jayne Dietsch; 3-Louise Rea. € Slam Bridge winners April 4: 1-Emine Sahin; 2-George Miller; 3-Jerry Shoemaker. € Mahjong winners April 4: Janice Creutzmann; Lily Jankowski. € Couples Bridge winners April 5: 1-Frank Betz, Jerry Shoemaker; 2-Lyle and Louise Rea.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners March 31: Rosemary Schneiderhan, 5120; Barbara Allore, 4910; Lila Jameson, 4370; Beverly Stone, 4270.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners March 29 (a.m.): 1-Bob Rancourt, bob Bonjean; 2-Bob Moore, Lorita Portis; 3-Rick Lamanna, Janet Proudfoot. March 29 (p.m.): (N/S) 1-Diana and Warren Prince; 2-Rosalie Bourque, Marilyn Grant; 3-Denis Leduc, Peggy Villela. (E/W) 1-Pat Betts, Doug Brenner; 2-Chuck Skarvan, Paul Urbanick; 3-Bonnie Elliott, Goran Hanson. April 3: (N/S) 1-Tom Ohlgart, Bonnie Elliott; 2-Rick Lamanna, Helen Sullivan; 3-Akemi and Art Odamura. (E/W) 1-Pat Betts, Doug Brenner; 2-Rosalie Bourque, Barbara Witt; 3-Warren Prince, Bill Vigneault. € Mahjong winners March 29: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Cindy Robertson; Table 2: Joan Kamaitis; Table 3: Brenda Merran; Table 4: Marie Devlin; Table 5: Emily Hughes. April 3: Table 1: Bea Oram, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Merry Davine; Table 3: Emily Hughes; Table 4: Marcie Freeman; Table 5: Irene Roach; Table 6: Elaine Sarkisian; Table 7: Linda Pahlosky. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners April 4: Sue Jaynes, 16; Martha Bryant, 14; John McPherson, 12; Arnold Crowe, 12; Don Francis, 12; Bob Sheehan, 12.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners April 3: 1-Phillies, $106; 2-Sexy Seniors, $36.Fishermans Village Marina € Mahjong winners April 3: 1-Leslie Ryan, 205; 2-Peg Thompson, 165; 3-Martha Huntzinger, 155. April 5: 1-Peg Healy, 270; 2-Sandy Brown, 240; 3-Beret Beatty, 135.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners March 23: Joanne Collins, 242; Judith Howell, 298, 156; Liane Riley, 340. March 30: Peggy Carter, 169; Mary Lou Coutts, 167; Judith Howell, 264; Diana Lehr, 203. € Duplicate Bridge winners April 4: 1-Emma May Goddard, Jan Savino; 2-Bob and Jackie Whitaker; 3-Sherry Lane, Chris Taylor.Kings Gate€ Monday Bridge winners April 2: 1-Pat Mulligan, 4110; 2-Jini Clayton, 3520; 3-Helen Witzke, 3250; 4-Gerrgia Klemm, 3210. € Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners April 4: Gary Sblendorio, 1356; Kathy Garbowicz, 1299. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners March 30: Lynn Davis, 1705; Jane Knechtel, 1626.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners April 4: 1-Dee Nutt; 2-Linda Bellmore. € Partners Bridge winners April 4: 1-Dave Baker, Norma Block; 2 Ron and Dee Nutt; 3-Richard Bryson, Bev Bossert.Port Charlotte Golf Club€ Monday Bridge winners April 2: 1-Kay Nay; 2-Doris Schmitendorf; 3-Morey (no last name given).Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners March 30: 1-Leftovers; 2-Sawgrass SharksTwin Isles Country Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners April 4: 1-Barb Clay, Audrey Trumpey; 2-(tie) Nancy Padgett, Lilian Stein, Nancy Scheer, Joan Lasley. 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Page 18 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 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 D5923109 Sold 21287 GERTRUDE AVE #115 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 644 $51,500 Community $50,000 1 1 0 1973 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 77 .64 0.97087 C7243224 Sold 2280 STARLITE LN 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1291 $52,900 None $55,545 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 28.57 1.05 U7845817 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #D208 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 689 $63,950 Community $67,000 1 1 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/30/ 2018 97.24 1.04769 D5921218 Sold 19505 QUESADA AVE #M108 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 689 $72,500 Community $66,500 1 1 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 96 .52 0.91724 C7246302 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #114 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $78,000 Community $74,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 4/2/2 018 70.88 0.94872 C7247049 Sold 22375 EDGEWATER DR #H233 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 987 $79,900 Community $75,000 2 1 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 7 5.99 0.93867 D5921461 Sold 3698 EASY ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 952 $85,000 None $71,500 2 1 0 1957 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 47.48 0.84118 C7247681 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #503 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $91,500 Community $89,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 110.2 9 0.97268 C7249347 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #O106 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 899 $92,900 Community $87,500 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/30/ 2018 97.33 0.94187 C7250116 Sold 26410 RAMPART BLVD #711 33983 PUNTA GORDA 894 $96,500 Community $91,500 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 102.35 0.94819 A4215288 Sold 1140 E CORKTREE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 952 $106,000 Community $106,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/30/2018 87.24 1 C7247683 Sold 2102 HANBY ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 894 $109,000 None $113,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30 /2018 71.84 1.0367 T2930877 Sold 4775 GROBE ST 34287 NORTH PORT 945 $109,900 None $109,900 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/29/ 2018 90.45 1 D5923331 Sold 21904 FELTON AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 968 $119,000 None $119,000 3 1 0 1960 Single Family Home New FHA 4/3/2018 9 6.67 1 C7249163 Sold 1356 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE #107 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1023 $120,000 None $114,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 3/30 /2018 111.44 0.95 C7248410 Sold 2611 LAKESHORE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1364 $120,000 None $135,025 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/20 18 67.48 1.12521 D5922490 Sold 1531 PLACIDA RD #5-203 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1056 $120,000 Community $110,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 104.17 0.91667 A4195123 Sold 3341 LAKE VIEW BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1119 $120,000 None $119,800 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/29/2018 70.55 0.99833 C7247258 Sold 9298 BURNT STORE RD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 938 $122,000 None $122,000 2 1 0 1973 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/2018 88.66 1 C7249852 Sold 6242 FREEMONT ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1323 $124,900 None $120,000 2 1 1 1963 Single Family Home All Cash 4/4/2018 65. 68 0.96077 D5922575 Sold 11904 BROOKSIDE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 936 $125,000 None $111,000 2 1 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/30/2018 118.59 0.888 C7247901 Sold 19550 MIDWAY BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1355 $128,900 None $128,900 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 79.13 1 D5920820 Sold 25 QUAILS RUN BLVD #6 34223 ENGLEWOOD 921 $129,800 Community $124,500 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 114.85 0 .95917 C7248658 Sold 4614 WESTWOOD DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1384 $129,900 None $140,000 4 1 0 1962 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/2018 92. 72 1.07775 C7248543 Sold 6744 ELECTRA AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 912 $129,999 Community $120,000 2 1 1 1979 Single Family Home Assume Convention al 4/2/2018 87.53 0.92308 C7246975 Sold 21314 PERCY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1449 $132,000 None $130,000 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/2018 7 2.67 0.98485 C7247500 Sold 2537 EDNOR ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 956 $132,500 None $127,500 2 1 1 1970 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/3/ 2018 85.4 0.96226 C7248786 Sold 1360 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE #109 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1017 $134,900 Community $134,900 2 2 0 1990 Condo All Cash 4/2/201 8 132.65 1 C7249565 Sold 2090 MATECUMBE KEY RD #1108 33955 PUNTA GORDA 890 $135,000 Community $130,000 2 2 0 1998 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 133.2 0.96296 C7249127 Sold 4252 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1399 $140,000 None $141,101 3 2 0 1960 Single Family Home Other 3/30/2018 5 5.14 1.00786 C7249149 Sold 112 FRANCIS DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1963 $144,444 Private $110,000 3 2 1 1962 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29 /2018 35.4 0.76154 A4203574 Sold 23184 ALLEN AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1358 $144,900 None $148,900 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New VA 3/30/2018 1 09.65 1.02761 C7246293 Sold 550 GRENADA ST NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1000 $144,900 None $144,900 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/20 18 98.98 1 C7249877 Sold 1340 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #302 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1003 $145,000 Community $145,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 3/30/201 8 144.57 1 C7250189 Sold 6167 ROWE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1285 $149,900 None $146,500 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 71.22 0 .97732 A4209971 Sold 3006 IDLEWOOD ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1176 $149,900 Community $149,900 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 91.63 1 D5920477 Sold 1615 LORALIN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 984 $149,900 None $139,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 82.2 0.92728 A4202265 Sold 3218 MONTCLAIR CIR 34287 NORTH PORT 1262 $156,000 Community $145,500 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/2 018 80.03 0.93269 C7241470 Sold 17278 ACAPULCO RD #312 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1293 $158,500 Community $156,000 2 2 0 2008 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 120 .65 0.98423 C7247879 Sold 4738 ATWATER DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1234 $159,900 None $159,900 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/ 2018 83.54 1 D5921722 Sold 710 HARVEY ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 978 $159,900 Private $150,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 106. 91 0.93809 C7245480 Sold 8326 CHORLEY AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1573 $159,900 None $156,900 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New FHA 4/4/2018 70.9 0.98124 N5916552 Sold 5763 SABAL TRACE DR #102BD5 34287 NORTH PORT 1168 $161,900 Community $161,900 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 117.66 1 D5922914 Sold 4361 CAZES AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1174 $164,900 None $159,900 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2 018 84.16 0.96968 C7249356 Sold 1461 AQUI ESTA DR #B1 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1049 $165,000 Community $161,000 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 153.4 8 0.97576 T2916880 Sold 4837 SANS SOUCI AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1336 $165,900 None $152,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /29/2018 112.43 0.91621 C7244243 Sold 17421 SABRINA CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1803 $169,000 Private $174,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/ 2018 96.51 1.02959 A4209009 Sold 460 GALLEGOS ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1844 $169,500 None $173,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home USDA 4/2/2018 80.39 1 .02065 C7247662 Sold 18447 COCHRAN BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1508 $169,500 Private $170,000 3 2 0 1970 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30 /2018 74.99 1.00295 C7247630 Sold 3101 VASCO ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2697 $169,500 None $176,000 4 3 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 55.9 8 1.03835 D5923146 Sold 630 LINDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1332 $169,900 Community $169,900 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 80.98 1 W7637855 Sold 7672 CASTLEBERRY TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1154 $169,900 None $154,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 91.72 0.90642 D5922728 Sold 23104 MINERAL AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1422 $172,500 None $174,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/201 8 81.84 1.0087 A4205105 Sold 25404 PALISADE RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1928 $175,000 None $170,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New VA 3/29/2018 61 .86 0.97143 C7242011 Sold 1387 ALGIERS ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1180 $178,000 Private $175,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/29/2018 99.43 0.98315 C7249935 Sold 429 DORCHESTER ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1496 $179,888 None $173,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/20 18 74.96 0.96171 C7248591 Sold 3541 ELIAS CIR 34288 NORTH PORT 1318 $179,900 None $173,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/3/20 18 87.46 0.96165 A4203531 Sold 18590 ACKERMAN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1335 $179,900 Private $174,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 4/2/2018 82.35 0.9672 C7245683 Sold 26161 MADRAS CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1785 $179,900 None $179,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 65. 78 0.995 O5484855 Sold 25388 ESTRADA CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1950 $179,900 None $182,977 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 1.0171 C7249619 Sold 257 ROCKWOOD ST NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1453 $181,900 Private $174,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2 9/2018 81.77 0.95657 C7240738 Sold 2546 JARVIS ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1715 $184,900 None $189,475 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/2018 74.95 1.02474 D5922404 Sold 7134 CORK LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1252 $185,000 None $175,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 93.73 0 .94595 C7242519 Sold 255 W END DR #1311 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1351 $187,800 Community $177,800 2 2 0 2005 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 131.61 0.94675 C7232051 Sold 18424 YARBROUGH AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1984 $188,000 None $188,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Convention al 4/2/2018 61.02 1 C7247019 Sold 2090 MATECUMBE KEY RD #1204 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1050 $189,500 Community $178,500 2 2 0 1998 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 170 0.94195 C7247389 Sold 1423 MEDITERRANEAN DR #C 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1089 $192,000 Community $188,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 4/2 /2018 145.51 0.97917 D5920297 Sold 12167 WARDEN AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1723 $196,900 None $203,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/2018 84.65 1.03098 D5921062 Sold 1605 OVERBROOK RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1589 $197,500 None $185,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/2018 74. 72 0.93671 A4206900 Sold 8369 DOLOMITE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1640 $199,000 None $190,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 85 .32 0.95477 C7247309 Sold 21284 BURKHART DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1334 $199,768 Private $195,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 4/4/2018 83.08 0.97613 D5923458 Sold 12258 DEFENDER DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1080 $199,900 None $184,000 2 1 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/201 8 79.86 0.92046 C7249666 Sold 1400 MINEO DR #10A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1050 $199,900 Community $196,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 156.3 0 .98049 C7248742 Sold 4072 OSCAR TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2 018 98.67 1 N5916233 Sold 3742 FRESNO RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1748 $199,900 None $201,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2 018 77.61 1.0055 C7247953 Sold 1006 RHINELANDER ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1422 $199,900 None $205,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New VA 3/30/20 18 68.56 1.02551 C7247862 Sold 150 HARBORSIDE AVE #321 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1112 $199,900 Community $185,000 2 2 0 1973 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 16 6.37 0.92546 A4206433 Sold 12376 BIRTLE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/2018 1 A4208626 Sold 4561 APOLLO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1663 $210,000 None $200,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/2018 90.0 1 0.95238 O5477770 Sold 4426 PINCUSHION ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1435 $210,925 None $207,575 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 0.98412 D5920831 Sold 3673 CANDIA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1464 $211,900 None $216,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 102. 71 1.01935 A4207073 Sold 1876 BUSHNELL AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1784 $214,900 None $208,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/3 0/2018 85.39 0.96789 O5528622 Sold 2344 BENNETT LN 34288 NORTH PORT 1840 $215,000 None $212,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/2018 0.9 8605 C7247658 Sold 3470 ELIAS CIR 34288 NORTH PORT 2132 $218,500 None $217,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2 018 75.66 0.99314 C7245906 Sold 507 CICERO ST NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2756 $218,899 None $209,000 4 2 0 1976 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 75.83 0.95478 C7247374 Sold 25229 PALISADE RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1585 $219,000 Private $215,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 88.44 0.98174 C7247362 Sold 13153 MANDALAY DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2283 $219,000 None $217,500 4 2 1 2010 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 29/2018 89.88 0.99315 C7249765 Sold 1753 GREENTREE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1590 $219,900 Private $219,900 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/2018 97.52 1 C7247534 Sold 2180 SHILO ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2126 $219,900 Private $217,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/2018 71.85 0.98681 C7243200 Sold 1659 SCARLETT AVE 34289 NORTH PORT 1713 $222,900 Community $210,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2 018 91.38 0.94213 A4195448 Sold 16360 CHICOPEE AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1881 $222,950 None $220,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3 /29/2018 85.17 0.98677 C7245468 Sold 20577 TAPPAN ZEE DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1821 $224,900 Private $224,900 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home New VA 3/29 /2018 81.93 1 C7247022 Sold 2844 ADELE ST 34291 NORTH PORT 2090 $229,900 None $225,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 93.4 0 .97869 C7245014 Sold 25964 AYSEN DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1970 $229,900 None $225,000 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/ 2018 81.46 0.97869 D5920829 Sold 3655 CANDIA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1603 $229,900 None $238,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/2/2 018 93.92 1.03523 A4192100 Sold 18334 BURKHOLDER CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1321 $229,900 None $229,913 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/30/2018 108.91 1.00006 C7247263 Sold 231 GOLD TREE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1538 $229,999 Private $223,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/2 /2018 93.31 0.96957 A4208350 Sold 1360 FRANKLIN LN 34286 NORTH PORT 2298 $230,000 None $236,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 78. 28 1.02609 O5469695 Sold 15193 MILLE FIORE BLVD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1877 $233,190 None $223,500 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2 /2018 0.95845 N5917252 Sold 1120 LORD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1373 $234,000 Private $234,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/2018 106.6 5 1 T2927604 Sold 1497 NORA LN 34286 NORTH PORT 2000 $234,900 None $234,900 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New VA 3/29/2018 87.91 1 C7246980 Sold 230 W GRACE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1762 $234,900 None $225,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Home Other 3/29/2018 88.83 0.95785 D5922441 Sold 245 PARK FOREST BLVD #152 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1848 $235,000 Community $220,000 3 2 0 1992 Condo New Conventional 3/29 /2018 80.12 0.93617 D5920996 Sold 8561 AMBERJACK CIR #303 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1729 $235,000 Community $230,000 3 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 133. 02 0.97872 C7242126 Sold 1315 GLENAN RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1967 $235,000 Private $230,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2 9/2018 83.82 0.97872 N5915753 Sold 53 W BAY HEIGHTS RD #207 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1082 $238,000 Community $232,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 3/30/ 2018 214.42 0.97479 A4209901 Sold 180 PURUS ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1572 $241,500 Private $237,500 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30 /2018 94.96 0.98344 T2930845 Sold 1127 MUSIC LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1728 $244,500 Private $240,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/2/ 2018 95.5 0.9816 C7249885 Sold 191 DUXBURY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1555 $244,900 Private $247,500 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Home New VA 4/3/2018 109.27 1.01062 C7247556 Sold 10074 HACKENSACK ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1859 $246,000 Private $236,300 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/30/2018 88.93 0.96057 D5922522 Sold 5440 ANDERSON RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1837 $248,000 Private $248,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Convention al 4/2/2018 97.6 1 C7249000 Sold 3553 CULLOM AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1562 $248,800 Private $245,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/2018 11 1.36 0.98473 D5923188 Sold 1737 FESSLER ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1212 $250,000 None $250,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/2/20 18 126.2 1 C7247893 Sold 3838 LA ROCHA ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1708 $250,000 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /29/2018 100.33 0.98 D5922173 Sold 75 WINSON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1076 $250,000 None $250,000 3 2 0 1956 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 96.53 1 D5921077 Sold 4443 CINDERELLA CIR 34286 NORTH PORT 1785 $253,900 None $262,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 101.24 1.0319 C7247918 Sold 10024 WINDING RIVER RD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3328 $258,500 None $245,000 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2 018 59.08 0.94778 D5917799 Sold 2700 N BEACH RD #E206 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1293 $259,000 Community $240,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 185.61 0.92664 D5922976 Sold 242 N BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1858 $259,900 Private $250,000 3 2 0 1970 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29 /2018 77.66 0.96191 D5922299 Sold 9438 IMPALA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1413 $259,900 Private $255,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 4/4/2018 119.1 0.98115 C7250111 Sold 4613 CORBETT LN 34288 NORTH PORT 2265 $261,650 None $261,650 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/ 2018 1 C7244173 Sold 14399 ALLENSWORTH AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2265 $263,150 None $264,650 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30 /2018 1.0057 C7241697 Sold 18608 ALPHONSE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1441 $267,500 Private $250,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/30/2018 102.04 0.93458 A4205664 Sold 5554 CLUB VIEW LN 34287 NORTH PORT 1809 $268,500 Private $259,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 101.68 0.96648 C7247825 Sold 19201 WILTON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2012 $268,800 None $262,000 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New FHA 3/30/2018 100.73 0.9747 C7247720 Sold 1708 PALACE CT 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1896 $269,900 Community $255,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/ 2018 97.85 0.94479 A4205332 Sold 887 CLEARVIEW DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1721 $270,000 Private $255,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/ 2018 103.57 0.94444 N5914051 Sold 92 WINDSOR DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1874 $275,000 Private $235,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 83. 16 0.85455 C7246977 Sold 1506 WASSAIL LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2510 $279,000 Private $265,000 4 2 1 1999 Single Family Home New Conventional 4 /2/2018 75.2 0.94982 C7244702 Sold 393 CORRIENTES CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1927 $279,500 Private $275,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/20 18 88.62 0.9839 C7248264 Sold 1326 WESLEY DR #121 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1865 $279,900 Community $270,000 3 2 0 1992 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 144.77 0.96463 C7246672 Sold 2167 RUSHMORE ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1998 $279,900 None $279,900 3 2 1 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30 /2018 102 1 C7248671 Sold 4305 SANDUNE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 2214 $285,000 Private $275,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 92.78 0.96491 C7246927 Sold 7755 RIVERSIDE DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1430 $289,999 Private $293,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New VA 4/2/2018 146.65 1.01035 C7247426 Sold 130 BREAKERS CT #233 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1544 $294,000 Community $280,000 2 2 0 1995 Condo All Cash 4/3/2018 181.35 0.95238 D5923062 Sold 8217 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1584 $294,900 Community, Private $289,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 124.73 0.97999 C7245273 Sold 3230 SOUTHSHORE DR #35B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2080 $298,000 Community $294,000 3 2 0 1980 Condo New Conventional 4/2/ 2018 113.43 0.98658 C7247223 Sold 5120 LAUREL OAK CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1802 $299,900 Community, None $270,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/2018 106.22 0.9003 C7244609 Sold 16300 RIDGEWOOD CT 33982 PUNTA GORDA 3864 $299,900 Private $299,900 4 3 0 1987 Sin g le Famil y Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 66.57 1AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED C7251072 Sold 110 HARVEY ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1697 $312,000 None $235,000 3 2 0 1924 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 125. 47 0.75321 C7246263 Sold 3400 SANTA CLARA DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1409 $313,900 Private $300,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/ 2018 144.86 0.95572 C7243249 Sold 17214 PHEASANT CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2347 $319,999 Private $310,000 4 3 0 1987 Single Family Home New FHA 4/2/ 2018 96.97 0.96875 D5922802 Sold 634 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2106 $324,000 Community $317,000 2 2 0 2014 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 108.71 0.9784 C7244952 Sold 2372 BROAD RANCH 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2012 $324,900 None $305,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/201 8 116.77 0.93875 C7245039 Sold 3340 WOOD THRUSH DR #343 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1810 $325,000 Community $310,150 2 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 1 71.35 0.95431 C7247735 Sold 3313 SUNSET KEY CIR #403 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1795 $329,000 Community $320,000 3 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 4/2/2018 16 3.68 0.97264 D5917744 Sold 95 VIVANTE BLVD #309 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1915 $329,000 Community $294,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 153.5 2 0.89362 C7249229 Sold 28531 SILVER PALM DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1904 $335,000 Private $320,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home Assume Conven tional 3/30/2018 104.17 0.95522 C7248280 Sold 128 LELAND ST SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1720 $335,000 Private $300,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Home All Cash 4/4/2 018 122.35 0.89552 D5923395 Sold 1192 BROWN ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1528 $339,000 Private $330,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/2018 172. 23 0.97345 D5922944 Sold 5433 WHITE IBIS DR 34287 NORTH PORT 2031 $339,000 Community, Private $334,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All C ash 3/29/2018 123.02 0.98525 C7249266 Sold 3818 PALM DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1926 $339,900 Private $340,000 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 13 2.76 1.00029 C7249078 Sold 305 CLUSIA ROSEA 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2249 $339,900 Private $335,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 104.82 0.98558 D5920334 Sold 1480 GULF BLVD #203 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1062 $339,900 Community $325,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 3/30/2018 306.03 0.95616 C7242480 Sold 1035 LOVELAND BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2363 $339,900 Private $321,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home All Cash 3/3 0/2018 102.88 0.9444 C7246646 Sold 24301 SANTA INEZ RD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2320 $359,900 Private $355,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/30/2018 98.53 0.98639 D5919477 Sold 9262 ROSEBUD CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1690 $359,900 Private $354,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Convention al 4/2/2018 142.8 0.98361 C7239453 Sold 808 SANTA MARGERITA LN 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1790 $359,900 Private $347,500 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 30/2018 144.91 0.96555 D5920552 Sold 1423 LAKE BREEZE CT 34291 NORTH PORT 2400 $366,900 Community, Private $355,000 4 2 0 2008 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 108.56 0.96757 C7246875 Sold 18515 GOODMAN CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1637 $375,000 Private $360,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/ 2018 154.64 0.96 D5922503 Sold 1451 BEACH RD #204 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1242 $379,900 Community $365,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 4/2/2018 29 3.88 0.96078 C7233186 Sold 14526 MAYSVILLE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2469 $380,000 None $340,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Home New Convention al 4/2/2018 105.26 0.89474 D5923010 Sold 1701 BEACH RD #202 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1172 $385,000 Community $365,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 4/3/2018 220.94 0.9 4805 C7248406 Sold 20 OCEAN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1531 $409,000 Private $385,000 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/2018 159. 62 0.94132 C7244430 Sold 1103 APPIAN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1814 $409,000 Private $400,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/ 3/2018 135.82 0.978 C7248672 Sold 4582 ULMAN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2476 $414,900 Private $409,900 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/3 0/2018 126.9 0.98795 C7245005 Sold 17418 BAYHARBOR CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2436 $425,000 Private $415,000 3 2 1 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 30/2018 117.46 0.97647 C7239935 Sold 2080 VIA SEVILLE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2434 $439,900 Private $430,000 4 2 1 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 4/3/2018 128.59 0.97749 D5924008 Sold 15208 HENNIPEN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2162 $443,800 Private $443,800 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/30/2018 1 C7247640 Sold 4152 REIF CT 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2557 $445,000 Private $400,000 3 3 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /30/2018 104.58 0.89888 C7249122 Sold 70 OCEAN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1956 $449,000 Private $445,000 3 2 1 1965 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/ 2018 166.04 0.99109 C7245861 Sold 1662 BOBCAT TRL 34288 NORTH PORT 2814 $460,000 Community, Private $444,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conv entional 4/2/2018 119.03 0.96522 C7248618 Sold 233 BANGSBERG RD SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2482 $484,888 Private $460,000 5 3 0 2007 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/30/2018 138.3 0.94867 C7247897 Sold 2531 PARISIAN CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1800 $489,000 Private $477,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 177.92 0.97546 C7245497 Sold 3329 SUNSET KEY CIR #707 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2056 $515,000 Community $505,000 3 3 0 2005 Condo New Conventional 3/3 0/2018 226.05 0.98058 C7248363 Sold 2336 VIA VENETO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2096 $529,000 Private $515,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2 018 174.46 0.97353 C7246532 Sold 13766 BEGONIA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2100 $534,900 Private $516,250 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 4/2/2018 0.96513 C7249310 Sold 3307 NEVIS CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2987 $539,000 Private $525,000 3 2 1 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 4/2/2018 13 9.04 0.97403 C7244147 Sold 91 VIVANTE BLVD #404 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2338 $545,000 Community $485,000 3 3 0 2006 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 0.88 991 C7244087 Sold 3972 LA COSTA ISLAND CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2442 $545,000 Private $520,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home Assume Con ventional 4/3/2018 159.9 0.95413 C7248331 Sold 1016 CIMARRON DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2521 $564,700 Private $557,700 4 3 0 1997 Single Family Home Assume Convention al 3/29/2018 159.39 0.9876 N5913389 Sold 3 CAYMAN ISLES BLVD N 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3128 $589,900 Private $555,000 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 4/4/2 018 115.99 0.94084 C7251107 Sold 420 CAPRI ISLES CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2038 $600,000 Private $600,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/29/2018 200.4 1 C7245474 Sold 3457 SANDPIPER DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2307 $665,000 Private $650,000 3 3 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/20 18 197.39 0.97744 C7245243 Sold 2625 PARISIAN CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2361 $829,000 Private $803,333 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 4/2/2018 232.11 0.96904ENGLEWOOD 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 D5921304 SLD 6040 BOCA GRANDE #15 Boat Slip 33921 BOCA GRANDE BOCA GRANDE NORTH MARINA CONDO $55,000 2012 None Dock-Rackom inium All Cash 3/28/2018 0.93 D5923427 SLD 6020 BOCA GRANDE #55 Boat Slip 33921 BOCA GRANDE BOCA GRANDE NORTH MARINA CONDO $70,000 2012 None Dock-Rackom inium All Cash 3/27/2018 1 D5921655 SLD 1800 ENGLEWOOD RD Unit#70 34223 ENGLEWOOD 936 OAK GROVE $80,000 2 2 0 1989 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/30/2018 $85.47 0.9 D5920725 SLD 149 ENGLEWOOD ISLES PKWY #608 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,080 MARINA ISLES PH 2 $100,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Condo New Con ventional 3/26/2018 $92.59 0.95 D5917143 SLD 1360 SHARLO LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 616 RIVEREDGE 02 $105,000 2 1 0 1968 None Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 $17 0.45 1 A4204846 SLD 10 SYLVANIA AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 875 PROSPECT PARK SUB OF BLK 5 $112,000 2 1 0 1968 None Single Family Home New Co nventional 3/28/2018 $128.00 0.97 D5921979 SLD 1450 IBIS DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,272 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATE $109,900 2 2 0 1981 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/27/2018 $86.40 0.92 D5920186 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD #89 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,036 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER CC PH 02 $121,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condo New Conventional 3/27/2018 $116.80 0.98 D5922575 SLD 11904 BROOKSIDE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 936 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $111,000 2 1 0 1986 None Single Family Home N ew Conventional 3/30/2018 $118.59 0.89 C7249560 SLD 7192 HOLSUM ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,356 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $154,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Home New VA 3/ 28/2018 $113.57 1.03 C7238743 SLD 1353 BLUE HERON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $143,000 2 2 0 1976 Community Manufactured/M obile Home All Cash 3/30/2018 $124.13 0.96 C7250189 SLD 6167 ROWE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,285 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $146,500 2 2 0 1996 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 29/2018 $114.01 0.98 D5920477 SLD 1615 LORALIN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 984 CLINTWOOD ACRES $139,000 2 2 0 1973 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/201 8 $141.26 0.93 T2915157 SLD 145 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,282 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $140,000 2 2 0 1981 None Single Family Home A ll Cash 3/28/2018 $109.20 0.93 D5919172 SLD 38 OAKLAND HILLS CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,030 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $150,000 2 2 0 1973 None Single Family Ho me All Cash 3/27/2018 $145.63 0.95 D5923282 SLD 808 SEABROOKE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,326 TANGERINE WOODS $157,250 2 2 0 1987 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $118.59 0.99 D5922730 SLD 6509 HAMLET DR Unit#29-A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,170 GULFWIND VILLAS PH 10 $159,900 2 2 0 1993 Community Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 $136.67 1 D5921722 SLD 710 HARVEY ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 978 PROSPECT PARK SUB OF BLK 15 $150,000 3 2 0 1973 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $153.37 0.94 D5922651 SLD 5890 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,335 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 $161,000 3 2 0 2000 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 $120.60 0.98 D5923146 SLD 630 LINDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,332 FOXWOOD $169,900 2 2 0 1986 Community Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 $127.55 1 W7637855 SLD 7672 CASTLEBERRY TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,154 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $154,000 2 2 0 1986 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $133.45 0.91 D5921470 SLD 360 E WENTWORTH CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,488 DEER CREEK ESTATES $178,000 2 2 0 1974 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 $119.62 0.97 D5922404 SLD 7134 CORK LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,252 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $175,000 3 2 0 2001 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 29/2018 $139.78 0.95 D5921784 SLD 10183 CHARLEMONT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,789 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $185,000 3 2 0 1988 None Single Family Home New FHA 3/27/2018 $103.41 1 D5922787 SLD 101 NATURES WAY Unit#1206 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,525 WATERSIDE CONDOS PH I $185,000 3 2 0 2007 Community Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 $121.31 0.96 D5920297 SLD 12167 WARDEN AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,723 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $203,000 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Home Ne w FHA 3/30/2018 $117.82 1.03 D5919910 SLD 6103 SHEARWATER DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,323 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 03 $185,000 2 2 0 1989 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/26/2018 $139.83 0.93 D5921721 SLD 385 BLUE SPRINGS CT Unit#133 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,402 GLENS OF PARK FOREST $205,000 2 2 0 1991 Community Villa All C ash 3/26/2018 $146.22 0.95 D5921814 SLD 12346 GROUSE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,735 ALHAMBRA/LK MARLIN $214,000 3 2 1 2007 Community Villa All Cash 3/30/ 2018 $123.34 0.98 D5921220 SLD 48 CADDY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,388 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $214,000 2 2 0 1983 Private Single Family Home Ne w VA 3/26/2018 $154.18 0.97 D5920514 SLD 49 LONG MEADOW LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,447 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $222,500 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Hom e New Conventional 3/30/2018 $153.77 0.99 D5922441 SLD 245 PARK FOREST BLVD Unit#152 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,848 GLENS OF PARK FOREST $220,000 3 2 0 1992 Community Condo New Conventional 3/29/2018 $119.05 0.94 D5920996 SLD 8561 AMBERJACK CIR Unit#303 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,729 HAMMOCKS $230,000 3 2 0 2007 Community Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 $133.02 0.98 N5915753 SLD 53 W BAY HEIGHTS RD Unit#207 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,082 BAYVIEW EAST $232,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condo New Conventio nal 3/30/2018 $214.42 0.97 D5921367 SLD 12162 RICHARDS AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,719 PORT CHARLOTTE SUB SEC 60 $225,000 3 2 0 1992 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/27/2018 $130.89 0.94 A4204546 SLD 163 ANTILLA DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,850 ROTONDA LAKES $235,900 3 2 0 2017 None Single Family Home Assume Conventi onal 3/26/2018 $127.51 0.96 D5920488 SLD 387 ALBATROSS RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,931 ROTONDA LAKES $239,000 3 2 0 2017 None Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/27/2018 $123.77 0.98 C7247556 SLD 10074 HACKENSACK ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,859 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $236,300 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family Ho me New Conventional 3/30/2018 $127.11 0.96 D5922173 SLD 75 WINSON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,076 ENGLEWOOD PARK AMD OF $250,000 3 2 0 1956 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 29/2018 $232.34 1 D5922976 SLD 242 N BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,858 LAKE HOLLEY SUB $250,000 3 2 0 1970 Private Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/29/2018 $134.55 0.96 D5922510 SLD 145 SPUR DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,659 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $249,000 3 2 1 2006 Private Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/30/2018 $150.09 0.96 C7244173 SLD 14399 ALLENSWORTH AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,265 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $264,650 4 3 0 2018 None Single Family Hom e New FHA 3/30/2018 $116.84 1.01 T2919845 SLD 9400 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS #H2 33946 PLACIDA 946 HIDEAWAY BAY BEACH CLUB PH 05 $255,000 2 2 0 1998 Community Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 $269.56 0.96 A4209801 SLD 142 YELLOW PINE DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,693 ROTONDA LAKES $267,000 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/28/2018 $157.71 0.99 D5920691 SLD 9400 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS #I-9 33946 PLACIDA 946 HIDEAWAY BAY BEACH CLUB $263,000 2 2 0 1994 Community Condo New Conventional 3/29/2018 $278.01 0.96 N5914051 SLD 92 WINDSOR DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,874 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $235,000 3 2 0 1977 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3 /30/2018 $125.40 0.85 D5922394 SLD 168 APOLLO DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,689 ROTONDA LAKES $277,950 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/29/2018 $164.56 1D5920104 SLD 10491 SHERMAN ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,270 PALM POINT $255,000 2 1 0 1959 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 27/2018 $200.79 0.91 D5920981 SLD 34 MEDALIST CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,012 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $257,500 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 $127.98 0.89 D5923062 SLD 8217 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,584 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $289,000 3 2 0 1993 Community, Private Single Family Ho me All Cash 3/29/2018 $182.45 0.98 D5922137 SLD 152 ANNAPOLIS LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,839 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $299,000 4 2 0 1973 Private Single Family Ho me New VA 3/29/2018 $162.59 1 D5915160 SLD 295 CAPSTAN DR 33946 PLACIDA 1,810 CAPE HAZE $284,000 2 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26 /2018 $156.91 0.9 D5921201 SLD 6 SPORTSMAN RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,985 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $314,000 3 2 0 1992 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 $158.19 0.98 D5922802 SLD 634 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,106 PARK FOREST PH 6A $317,000 2 2 0 2014 Community Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $150.52 0.98 C7249686 SLD 9070 STARFISH CIR 34293 VENICE 1,182 MYAKKA SHORES $310,000 2 2 0 1985 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $262.27 0.95 D5923155 SLD 19 WINDWARD TER 33946 PLACIDA 1,943 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $325,000 3 3 0 1992 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 $167.27 0.99 D5921036 SLD 43 TOURNAMENT RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,043 ROTONDA WEST PINE VLY $313,000 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family Home Ne w Conventional 3/28/2018 $153.21 0.95 D5918424 SLD 172 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST $330,000 3 2 0 2017 Community Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 $160.19 1 D5923353 SLD 8252 TECUMSEH CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,076 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $330,000 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Hom e New Conventional 3/28/2018 $158.96 0.97 D5922806 SLD 14 MEDALIST PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,327 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $325,000 3 3 0 1996 Private Single Family Home A ll Cash 3/30/2018 $139.66 0.96 D5920334 SLD 1480 GULF BLVD Unit#203 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,062 ENGLEWOOD BEACH PLACE $325,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condo New Conve ntional 3/30/2018 $306.03 0.96 D5917905 SLD 585 PALOMINO TRL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,118 ENGLEWOOD FARM ACRES SUB $333,500 3 2 0 1976 Private Single Family Home Al l Cash 3/26/2018 $157.46 0.89 D5924008 SLD 15208 HENNIPEN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,162 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $443,800 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Ho me New Conventional 3/30/2018 $205.27 1 D5920609 SLD 11000 PLACIDA RD Unit#1014 33946 PLACIDA 1,582 PLACIDA HARBOUR PH 01 BLDG 01 $430,000 2 3 0 1983 Community Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 $271.81 0.95 D5922594 SLD 14605 KEYSTONE BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,100 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $450,000 3 2 0 2005 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2018 $214.29 0.96 D5917457 SLD 11760 ANGLERS CLUB DR #112 33946 PLACIDA 1,980 ANGLERS CLUB $430,000 3 3 0 2006 Community Townhouse All Cash 3/30 /2018 $217.17 0.92 D5913142 SLD 301 S GULF BLVD Unit#14 33946 PLACIDA 1,347 PALM ISLAND ESTATES UN 4 $490,000 2 2 1 1982 Community Townhouse New Conventional 3/28/2018 $363.77 0.93 D5918574 SLD 5000 GASPARILLA RD #BC303 33921 BOCA GRANDE 678 BOCA GRANDE CLUB $500,000 1 1 0 1984 Community Condo All Cash 3/26/2018 $737.46 0.94 D5922447 SLD 27439 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,561 BOCA ROYALE $585,000 3 3 0 2015 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 27/2018 $228.43 0.98 D5919113 SLD 15124 AQUARIUS CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,913 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $675,000 4 3 0 2014 Private Single Family Ho me Assume Conventional 3/27/2018 $231.72 0.96 D5921533 SLD 5700 GULF SHORES DR DR #A-117 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,411 SEA OATS BLDG A $855,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Condo All Cas h 3/29/2018 $605.95 0.98 N5917164 SLD 7979 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 6,849 ACREAGE & UNREC $2,200,000 5 4 1 2005 Private Single Family Home All C ash 3/26/2018 $321.21 1 D5922305 SLD 171 1ST ST E 33921 BOCA GRANDE 2,840 HARBOR DRIVE WATERWAYS $2,700,000 5 3 0 1977 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 $950.70 0.98SOUTH 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 RatioA4208646 Sold 244 PENNSYLVANIA AVE Osprey Park None $81,000 3 2 0 1952 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 83.33 0.81081 N5916522 Sold 649 TAMIAMI TRL S #314 Country Club Apts None $115,000 2 2 0 1971 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 117.95 0.92 A4202165 Sold 126 WOODLAND DR #126 Pine Run Community $124,000 1 1 1 1979 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 143.35 0.96124 N5916481 Sold 255 FENWICK DR #19 Saybrook Manor Community $125,500 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 125 0.96613 C7246233 Sold 2178 PARK RD Venice Groves None $130,000 2 1 0 1980 Single Family Home New VA 3/30/2018 167.74 0.92924 A4204840 Sold 419 CITRUS AVE Citrus Highlands None $135,000 2 1 0 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 127.96 0.84428 N5915119 Sold 404 CERROMAR CIR N #215 Westchester Grdn & Plan Community $150,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/26/2018 158.23 0 .96837 A4200551 Sold 144 WASHINGTON AVE O gburns Add To Town Of Osprey N one $150,000 2 2 0 1950 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 146.2 0.93809 N5915928 Sold 588 CIRCLEWOOD DR #S3-1 Circlewoods Of Venice Community $160,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/20 18 147.87 0.98765 U7847405 Sold 1100 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #521 Not Applicable Community $160,000 2 2 0 1988 Condo New Conventional 3/26/2018 142.6 0.94173 N5916378 Sold 1401 PINE LAKE DR #1 Pinebrook Lake Club Community $165,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo New Conventional 3/30/2018 138.08 0.93803 D5923344 Sold 1779 DAGON RD Venice Gardens Community $165,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 110.81 0.88757 N5916326 Sold 1740 LAKE PL #1740-B Villanova Shores Community $172,500 2 2 0 1984 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 144.47 0.95887 N5916092 Sold 860 BIRD BAY WAY #193 Bird Ba y Villa g e Communit y $175,000 3 3 0 1979 Condo All Cash 3/29/2018 113.49 0.81395 7OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUEDN5914643 Sold 201 SILVER LAKE DR #201 Waterside Village Community $178,000 2 2 0 1995 Condo New Conventional 3/30/2018 141.16 0.96216 D5923549 Sold 388 GULF BREEZE BLVD Venice East Private $181,277 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 122.9 1.0601 N5916531 Sold 613 GLEN OAK RD Venice Gardens Community $183,900 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New FHA 3/28/2018 146.65 0.9730 2 N5915693 Sold 804 MONTROSE DR #204 Gardens Of St Andrews Park Community $186,000 3 2 0 1997 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 113.69 0 .97946 A4208912 Sold 1240 INDUS RD South Venice None $194,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 164.69 0.9704 9 N5913468 Sold 5255 DREW RD South Venice None $195,500 2 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 157.66 0.9314 D5922239 Sold 723 SORRENTO INLT #723 Sorrento Inlet Community $199,000 2 2 1 1982 Condo All Cash 3/30/2018 115.63 0.86522 N5916081 Sold 338 SEA GRAPE RD Venice Gardens Community $201,500 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 163 .56 0.95998 N5914519 Sold 430 APPIAN WAY Venice East None $206,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2018 129.48 0.98565 A4206794 Sold 966 PANDA RD South Venice None $207,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 158.99 1 N5915345 Sold 1724 FOREST RD Venetian Gardens None $210,000 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Home New FHA 3/26/2018 151.19 1.00048 N5915549 Sold 865 COUNTRY CLUB CIR #70 Jacaranda C C Villas Community $215,000 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 161.05 0.9 3478 A4212026 Sold 343 ARGUS RD South Venice None $225,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New VA 3/28/2018 169.68 0.98253 U7837276 Sold 540 PLANTATION RD South Venice None $225,889 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 187.3 1 N5916144 Sold 1442 STRADA D ORO Carlentini Community, None $227,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/28/2018 173.55 1.06075 N5915830 Sold 150 L PAVIA BLVD #23 Tuscany Lake Community $234,000 3 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 159.51 1 N5915938 Sold 101 PORTA VECCHIO BND #102 Toscana Isles Community $235,020 2 2 0 2017 Condo Assume Conventional 3/30/2018 167. 63 0.91977 N5915848 Sold 101 PORTA VECCHIO BND #101 Toscana Isles Community $235,520 2 2 0 2017 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 167.99 1 N5916442 Sold 1202 RAVINIA CIR #1202 Ravinia Community $244,750 3 2 0 2004 Condo New Conventional 3/26/2018 170.08 0.97998 N5916534 Sold 421 MORNINGSIDE RD South Venice Private $245,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 182.5 6 0.98196 A4208663 Sold 420 SHAMROCK BLVD Venice Gardens Private $253,750 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 191. 22 0.92306 N5915745 Sold 231 RUTGERS RD South Venice None $265,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 145.05 1.023 17 N5916149 Sold 9016 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $266,990 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/30/2018 146.0 6 0.98488 N5916328 Sold 3405 ROSLYN RD South Venice None $267,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/28/2018 166.05 0.972 73 A4189866 Sold 12660 SAGEWOOD DR Grand Palm Community $270,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 206.9 0.90607 A4196478 Sold 11457 DANCING RIVER DR Stoneybrook At Venice Community $275,000 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 138.89 1 N5911928 Sold 155 BRAEMAR AVE Wexford On The Green Community $275,000 3 3 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/201 8 125.97 0.9486 N5916222 Sold 3109 MEADOW RUN DR Willow Springs Community, Private $278,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 143.15 0.99286 A4203049 Sold 209 LIVORNO WAY Not Applicable Community $283,078 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/28/2018 187. 59 0.98294 N5916205 Sold 161 VALENCIA LAKES DR Valencia Lakes Community $285,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/201 8 163.79 0.95032 T2907706 Sold 11595 RENAISSANCE BLVD #24 Not Applicable Community $285,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 1 47.13 0.94218 A4197771 Sold 1632 VALLEY DR Waterford Community, Private $285,000 3 2 1 1990 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 123.16 0. 84071 N5917186 Sold 13864 CAMPOLEONE STREET Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $285,029 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New VA 3/28/2018 198.9 1 N5913885 Sold 135 VENTOSA PL Toscana Isles Community $287,105 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/30/2018 174 .96 0.99308 D5921268 Sold 1494 QUAIL LAKE DR Quail Lake Community $290,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 135.0 1 0.95113 N5916595 Sold 120 MATISSE CIR W Sorrento East Private $292,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 159.3 9 1 N5913587 Sold 1244 HIGHLAND GREENS DR P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club C ommunity $292,500 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 195.39 0.98485 A4206543 Sold 3292 MEADOW RUN CIR Meadow Run At Jacaranda Community $295,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /30/2018 166.29 0.9644 D5918690 Sold 2160 CHENILLE CT Stoneybrook At Venice Community, Private $305,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/27/2018 147.06 0.95342 N5916291 Sold 13836 ALAFAYA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $305,900 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/29/2018 213.47 0.98709 D5923158 Sold 2188 MESIC HAMMOCK WAY Stoneybrook At Venice Community $306,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/201 8 157.57 0.97452 N5913142 Sold 19341 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village Community $309,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New VA 3/28/2018 171.29 0.98687 C7249686 Sold 9070 STARFISH CIR Myakka Shores None $310,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 262.27 0.95385 A4207556 Sold 2421 SONOMA DR W Mission Estates None $312,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 166.05 0.99048 A4208541 Sold 136 2ND ST Springhill Park Private $315,000 4 2 0 1968 Single Family Home New FHA 3/29/2018 145.23 0.96923 N5915317 Sold 2320 FALCON TRACE LN Calusa Lakes Community, Private $320,000 2 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 29/2018 168.42 0.94395 A4204260 Sold 13838 BOTTERI ST Islandwalk At The West Villages Community $321,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Convent ional 3/27/2018 212.3 0.98769 C7248229 Sold 23555 AWABUKI DR #101 Sarasota National Community $325,000 3 2 0 2015 Condo New Conventional 3/27/2018 175.49 0 .97044 N5916186 Sold 600 GINGER RD South Venice Private $330,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 142.49 0.9 7087 N5915185 Sold 116 FIELDSTONE DR Venice Golf & Country Club Private $337,500 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 30/2018 153.83 0.96429 T2913084 Sold 4421 CONCHFISH LN Casey Key None $338,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 158.46 0.938 91 A4204964 Sold 615 WILD PINE WAY Venice Golf & Country Club Private $340,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 164.65 0.97143 A4199638 Sold 23421 COPPERLEAF DR Sarasota National Community $341,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/20 18 166.75 0.97708 A4186514 Sold 1373 CLUBVIEW CT Waterford Private $342,000 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 154.61 0.9 7742 A4208061 Sold 26 BAY ACRES AVE Bay Acres Sub None $343,500 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/30/2018 180.41 0.98143 N5914789 Sold 498 MEADOW SWEET CIR Rivendell Community $350,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 193. 26 0.96154 N5915337 Sold 507 PINE RD Bay Point Private $356,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 228.06 0.93931 N5916242 Sold 108 LA BELLA CT Valencia Lakes Private $360,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 180.54 0.9863 N5916349 Sold 1868 BATELLO DR Venetian Falls Community $362,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 187.86 0.978 64 N5917248 Sold 12410 CINQUETERRE DR Gran Paradiso Community $366,497 5 3 0 2018 Single Family Home New VA 3/30/2018 113.43 1 N5914269 Sold 1148 HIGHLAND GREENS DR P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club C ommunity $367,500 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/27/2018 168.89 0.95455 N5915513 Sold 1105 KITTIWAKE DR P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club C ommunity $375,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 170.84 0.96899 N5916104 Sold 1689 VALLEY DR Waterford Private $385,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/29/2018 176.52 0.989 72 N5915905 Sold 605 PAGET DR Plantation The Private $405,000 3 2 1 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 171.17 0.99265N5912651 Sold 19168 JALISCA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages Private $415,900 3 3 1 2011 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/27/2018 157.06 0.97882 N5915705 Sold 633 ALHAMBRA RD #205 Venice Sands Community $427,000 2 2 0 1970 Condo New Conventional 3/30/2018 468.2 0.98161 A4209603 Sold 1440 SEAFARER DR Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Private $428,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /30/2018 260.34 0.97739 N5911190 Sold 167 TAMPA AVE E #513 Waterfront On Venice Island Community $431,000 2 2 0 2007 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 252.79 0.939 A4201978 Sold 651 RIVENDELL BLVD Rivendell The Woodlands Community, Private $435,000 3 3 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 188.88 0.98416 A4210833 Sold 2814 HERMITAGE BLVD Venice Acres Private $438,000 3 2 1 1985 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 181. 52 0.97574 A4195740 Sold 618 SAWGRASS BRIDGE RD Sawgrass Community, Private $446,000 3 3 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/27/2018 17 2.87 0.97168 N5915634 Sold 428 SHORE RD Gulf Shores Private $450,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 312.5 0.9090 9 N5914843 Sold 722 SAWGRASS BRIDGE Sawgrass Community, Private $460,000 3 3 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 185.4 1 0.97067 N5914016 Sold 445 NOKOMIS AVE S #210 Not Applicable Community $460,000 2 2 1 2015 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 260.33 0.92092 A4214599 Sold 12393 SAGEWOOD DR Grand Palm Community $491,490 4 4 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/26/2018 146.89 1 N5915458 Sold 1660 SWEETLAND ST Mission Valley Private $520,000 5 4 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 191.46 0.947 18 A4205365 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #437 Macarthur Beach Community $520,000 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 3/27/2018 396.04 0.9456 3 A4197109 Sold 1046 SCHERER WAY Rivendell Community, Private $525,000 4 3 1 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 170.4 0 .95628 N5914469 Sold 147 TAMPA AVE E #802 Waterfront On Venice Island Community $560,000 2 2 0 2004 Condo New Conventional 3/30/2018 328.45 0.95726 N5914010 Sold 147 TAMPA AVE E #701 Waterfront On Venice Island Community $570,000 2 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 3/26/2018 271.3 0 .9062 N5916156 Sold 517 VILLAS DR Golden Beach Private $590,000 3 3 0 1972 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 296.33 0.95177 A4209626 Sold 18061 WOODEN SKIFF CT Not Applicable Private $660,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 291.39 0 .96232 A4210867 Sold 157 TAMPA AVE E #805 Waterfront On Venice Island Community $670,000 2 2 0 2005 Condo All Cash 3/28/2018 309.47 0.92414 N5916246 Sold 425 VALENCIA RD South Gulf View Sec Of Venice None $675,000 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Home All Cash 3/30/2018 337 .5 0.9854 A4198315 Sold 229 SAINT JAMES PARK Oaks Private $750,000 3 3 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 330.4 0.9047 N5915886 Sold 418 FIELDSTONE DR Venice Golf & Country Club Community, Private $765,000 3 3 1 2001 Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/29/2018 191.78 0.95745 N5915740 Sold 909 HARBOR DR S Gulf Shores Private $790,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/26/2018 383.5 0.98762 A4163515 Sold 568 N MACEWEN DR Oaks Private $795,000 5 5 1 2000 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/30/2018 171.45 0.93529 A4209114 Sold 404 E MACEWEN DR Oaks Private $845,000 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/28/2018 244.64 0.97126 N5911141 Sold 42 OSPREY POINT DR Oaks Private $1,025,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/29/2018 277.63 0.93216 A4198418 Sold 420 N CASEY KEY RD Not A pp licable Private $3,075,000 5 7 2 1968 Sin g le Famil y Home All Cash 3/26/2018 449.17 0.96244 SOUTH 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 Ratio 8OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESAlmost daily we wake up to news that another company, healthcare system, educational entity, or governmental agency has been hacked and the personal information of thousands or millions of us has been stolen. Although less newsworthy, nearly three-quarters or 73 percent of all Americans have been hacked or victimized by cybercrime, usually involving identity or monetary theft. To help you protect your identity and monetary assets, James Nelson identifies and describes online threats and what you can do to counter those digital perils in his class Overview of Internet Safety: Basic Cyber Defenses.Ž The class is set for 3-5 p.m. April 16 at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, in Punta Gorda. This is an introduction and overview for those seeking increased protection for their information while working online and is intended for individuals and small businesses,Ž Nelson said. Its a new class that I developed because participants in my Windows 10 and other computer classes were increasingly interested in Internet security. I was giving some attention to security at the end of those classes, but this class is all about protecting your identity and money.Ž Nelson is a Georgia Institute of Technology electrical engineering graduate who has worked for Raytheon and Bell Labs in their military cyber defense branches as well as the U.S. Navy securing its Global Information Grid. Today, Nelson teaches at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota County and is recognized for explaining complex technical jargon in everyday language. Phishing, malware and spyware, keystroke loggers, ransomware, Wi-Fi router compromises, Bitcoin mining hijacks and bots are some of the threats examined in the class. Hell also explain the dark web and how it threatens your personal information and finances, Nelson said. These threats and others are seeking access to your personal information so the perpetrators can log in and empty your IRA or savings and checking accounts or run up your credit card, Nelson said. They also steal medical information to file fraudulent Medicare and other insurance claims, which is a big threat to Floridians, because of the states large senior population.Ž Ill talk about device security, search and internet practices and the differences between PC, Mac, Android and Apple devices,Ž Nelson said. Android is an open system, whereas Apple is a closed system, meaning it suffers fewer breaches.Ž In open systems like Android, When youre browsing, youll get results that havent been checked out, or youll be fooled by something that has Microsoft in the URL, for example, but its not really Microsoft. Ill show participants how to parse a URL, so they can determine who theyre really contacting,Ž Nelson said. Well also discuss device specific solutions like MacAfee, Norton, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes.Ž The dark web is used for illicit activities like human trafficking and illegal arms sales and for selling personal information. Its dark because its extralegal, meaning it may be legal in one country and illegal in another. The typical search algorithms, like Google, wont pick up the dark web. Instead, it uses long and involved URLs that are passed around privately, by interested parties, according to Nelson. For more information or to register for Overview of Internet Safety: Basic Cyber Defenses,Ž call 941-505-0130. Rick Ramos is a program coordinator at FGCUs downtown Punta Gorda Herald Court Centre Renaissance Academy. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 21 9 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESENGLEWOOD „ Award-winning artist Enmanuel Maldonado is not at the Nautical Fest today. However, his oneof-a-kind “sh ceramic carvings are for sale at the local event. The Nicaragua-born ceramicist uses a unique San Juan de Oriente style to create each piece. Some have turtles, others have trout or seahorses. Each piece is arduous and complex to make. A small one can take three weeks,Ž said Ray Butler, who along with his wife Linda, sells Maldonados works at festivals throughout the east coast. The tall pieces can take four weeks to create. His pottery starts at $150 and up. Collectors like Enmanuels pieces because they are one-of-a-kind.Ž The Butlers, whose business is Earth And Seas, are elated to return to the Smithsonian with Enmanuel for the “ve-day Folk Life Festival. Its by invitation only,Ž Butler said. Enmanuels work will be on display. He will also be showing how he carves.Ž Butler also offers the unique pieces as trophies for “shing tournaments. Instead of getting a tall plastic trophy, the winner gets a hand-carved piece that took a long time to make and no one else has,Ž he said. This type of carving has been around for 2,600 years. Its very labor intensive. We like offering it to local residents who can appreciate his works.Ž The Butlers were one of several vendors at The Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Nautical Fest fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Englewood Elks property, 401 N. Indiana Avenue. Parking is free but admission is $4. Rachel Wells, manager of Riding the Waves at Skips Placida Marina, encourages anyone who loves the water to come sign up at her booth for two free seats and a gift basket package valued at $126. The response to this boat show has been fantastic,Ž she said. We have been able to tell people about the fun they can have on the water during our tour. People sit in what is like a two-seater powered Catamaran boat and we take them on tour. They can take pictures. We give them a cooler with ice and phone cases to protect their phones. They see dolphins, birds and other beautiful wildlife for an hour and a half. We can take up to 14 people at a time after we give them a quick lesson on how to operate the boat. Kids aged 14 and up can drive with an adult. Its a lot of fun for families.Ž Wells said the drawing will be during the event. On Saturday, Chuck Forrest stayed close to the Big Green Egg making sure the ribs were slow-cooked to perfection while talking to fellow Rotary club members. They joked about the ribs being the best on this side of the Mississippi River. Each plate comes with potato salad and cole slaw. Along with food, crafts, giveaways at the event, there are boats and other vehicles and equipment for sale from Ingman Marine, Quality Boats & Big Toy, Marine Max, Englewood Ford, York, Viage Group, Abels Marine, Mini Max, Quality Boats of Sarasota, Riding the Waves and mo re. Theres also jewelry, pub paintings, entertainment, hourly “shing seminars and nautical items for sale. Members of Boy Scout Troop 26 are selling digital entertainment books for $10. For each one sold, $5 goes to help a scout earn his way to Skymont Summer Camp in Tennessee. Rhonda Allegretto, three-year owner of Traveled Treasures, 1650 Lantana Ave. in Englewood, is selling a bevy of unique items under her tent at the festival today. You know the show American Pickers,Ž well thats what my husband Robert (Doughty) does; hes a picker,Ž she said. Thats why our stuff is unique because it comes from all over and theres generally only one of them.Ž Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 are telling prospective boaters about an upcoming safety class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19 at the Elks Lodge. We go through everything from safe operation of a boat, markers, life jackets and small boat safety,Ž said Sandra Hahn, commander. People can sign up on the morning of the class.Ž Also at the festival, every hour, Fishin Frank and Waterline publisher Josh Olive will be leading “shing seminars today. They cover topics including where and how to “sh for freshwater bass, mullet, king mackerel, red “sh, grouper and snook. KIX Country Radio also has a live remote broadcast today. For more information on the event, www. eallen@sun-herald.comSunrise Rotary Nautical Fest continues todayBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR Brandon Mannisto, 9, a Myakka River Elementary School student, checks out a sharks teeth.SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHMembers of Boy Scout Troop 26 are selling digital entertainment books for $10. For each one sold, $5 goes to help a scout earn his way to Skymont Summer Camp in Tennessee. Ray Butler, owner of Earth And Seas, shows o a hand-crafted piece by Enmanuel Maldonado. He also sells the pieces as a trophy for shing tournaments. Jory McChesney is a member of the Freedom Boat Club. He likes to think of it as him owningŽ 55 boats which he can rent along the east coast. He has been a member for 10 years. He checks out the boats at the Nautical Festival Saturday. 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Page 22 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 10 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESA day in the life of Dutch SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIADutch, a North Port Police K-9, waits recently at Shannon Staub Public Library recently. Left: Braylon Beheler, 7, admires Dutch and listens attentively to North Port Police Ocer Chad Walker. North Port Police K-9 Ocer Chad Walker reads Sammy, Dog DetectiveŽ during a program at Shannon Staub Public Library. Left: Catalina Rodriguez, 2, goes in to pet 3-year-old Dutch, a Belgian Malinois. Ola Cegerenko, 8, smiles while listening to the story. Right: Shannon Buttler and her 4-year-old daughter Lillian enjoyed a visit with Ocer Chad Walker and Dutch as part of the city of North Port Police departments K-9 unit at the Shannon Staub Public Library recently. Above: Lola Robinson, 9, has a photo taken with North Port K-9 Ocer Chad Walker and Dutch.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, April 10, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2018-17 will be read for “ rst reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida, with the second and “ nal reading to be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-17 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE V … EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, DIVISION 6 … FIREFIGHTERS PENSION, SECTION 2-310(b)(2)(b) … BENEFIT AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY, RELATING TO BENEFITS AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY FOR EARLY RETIREMENT ; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODING OF AMENDMENTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. These meetings will be held in the North Port City Chambers, North Port Florida in public session on the date, time and location speci“ ed to consider the following Ordinance and proposed passage thereof: The proposed Ordinances may be inspected by the public at the Municipal Building during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. All interested parties may attend the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinances. No stenographic record by a certi“ ed court reporter is made of these meetings. Accordingly, anyone seeking to appeal any decisions involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at these meetings upon which any appeal is to be based. Patsy C. Adkins, MMC City Clerk Publish … April 8, 2018 adno=710420 adno=50533999The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, in commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 8-14, 2018, is joining the State Attorney's O ce and local Law Enforcement agencies to raise awareness about crime victims' issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available. According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics survey, victims experience more than “ ve million violent crimes and nearly 15 million property victimizations a year. C.A.R.E. will commemorate the advancement of victims' rights and highlight issues surrounding victimization by attending the 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Annual Observance on Saturday, April 14th, 4:00 6:00pm at Centennial Park, Fort Myers. The O ce for Victims of Crime (OVC) of the U.S. Department of Justice leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week by promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year's theme--Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims-You are cordially invited to join the State Attorney's O ce and local Law Enforcement Agencies as we lead the 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Annual Observance Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:00 6:00 PM Centennial Park, Fort Myers National Crime Victims' Rights Week increases public awareness about the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. The annual observance is a day to recognize the rights and needs of crime victims, and services available to help and honor people that have faced trauma and harm; and pay tribute to victims that are no longer with us. This ceremony is for victims and survivors, and those who assist them! We look forward to seeing you! "This project Is supported by a National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under o Victims of Crime Act (VOCA} grant from the O ce for Victims of Crime, Of/ice of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice." For More Information Contact: The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) 941-627-6000 941-475-6465 Parents of Murdered Children (POM) 941-637-4877 941-916-0677 (cell) The Of“ ce of the State Attorney 941-637-2104 The Charlotte County Sheriff's Of“ ce 941-639-2101 941-205-5636 (Advocate) The City of Punta Gorda Police Department 941-639-4111 The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Drug Free Charlotte County 941-777-3945 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 239-936-2902Victims have the following rights:* Right to Be Treated with Dignity, Respect, and Sensitivity Right to Be Informed Right to Protection Right to Apply for Compensation Right to Restitution from the O ender Right to Prompt Return of Personal Property Right to a Speedy Trial Right to Enforcement of Victims' Rights *National Center for Victims of Crime ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENTNational Crime VictimsRights Weeks April 8-14, 2018 C.A.R.E. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 23 11 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESState auditors say Florida education officials blocked themTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Florida state auditors are sharply criticizing the Department of Education for repeatedly blocking access to records and for not allowing auditors a chance to interview key department employees. The Florida Auditor General last month released a scathing audit that detailed numerous times when the department did not fully cooperate with an audit of a student loan program administered by the agency. The audit was “rst reported by Politico Florida. Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart defended the agency and said auditors had a misunderstandingŽ of the departments process. Stewart also contended that her department was not made aware that auditors had found something to justify this rare and unusual “nding.Ž Stewart works for a board appointed by Gov. Rick Scott. Auditors, however, disputed Stewarts assertion and said they repeatedly shared their concerns with top of“cials.Florida Gov. remains locked in legal battle over financesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Florida Gov. Rick Scott may soon run for the U.S. Senate, but he remains entrenched in an ongoing legal battle over whether he has sidestepped state laws that require him to fully disclose the extent of his vast personal wealth. Don Hinkle, a Tallahassee attorney, asked a state appeals court on Friday to let the case move ahead. Attorneys for the Republican governor are challenging a lower courts refusal to dismiss the lawsuit. Hinkle, who was a top fundraiser for former President Barack Obama, says Scott is taking extraordinary measuresŽ to avoid fully disclosing his “nances. Hinkle adds that if Scott runs for the U.S. Senate he will “nally have to disclose them anyway. Scott is expected to announce his candidacy on Monday. John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, contends the lawsuit is a publicity stunt.ŽFlorida asks appeals court to put voting ruling on holdTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Florida is asking a federal appeals court to put a voting rights ruling on hold. Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to place a stay on a decision made by U.S. District Judge Walker. Walker ruled Floridas current system of restoring voting rights to former prisoners is ”awed. He blocked the system of forcing ex-felons to wait at least “ve years before they can have the right to vote. Walker gave state of“cials until April 26 to create a new process. State of“cials appealed Walkers ruling. They asked the judge to set aside the April 26 deadline during the appeal but Walker refused and sharply criticized the state. John Tupps, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott, called Walkers actions recklessŽ and said thats why state of“cials were asking the appeals court to act.Man faces 30 years for shooting at deputiesFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man has been convicted of shooting at deputies. Court records show that 26-year-old Rones Sagesse was found guilty this week of two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement of“cer. He faces up to 30 years in prison at an April 16 sentencing. Authorities say Lee County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Fort Myers home in November 2016. As deputies approached a house, Sagesse was sitting outside and opened “re. One of the deputies returned “re, hitting Sagesse in the leg. Sagesse ”ed but was later captured after the sheriffs of“ce called in K-9s and helicopters to search the area. Of“cials say the gun that Sagesse “red at the deputies was later found behind a shed.Authorities reopen stretch of Interstate 95 in FloridaPORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) „ The Florida Highway Patrol is reopening a major Florida highway after it was closed overnight due to wild“res. Troopers shut down a roughly “ve-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Volusia County on Friday. The road was shut down to a brush “re that was causing smoke and visibility problems along the road that runs along the eastern coast of the state. Lt. Kim Montes with the Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday that drivers still need to use caution in the area and that troopers will continue to monitor conditions.Man gets 10+ years for stealing from city of Miami BeachMIAMI (AP) „ A New York man has been sentenced to 10 years and four months in prison for stealing $3.5 million from a Florida city to buy sports tickets and resell them online. Court records show 45-year-old David Miller of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced Friday. He must also pay nearly $1.6 million in restitution. He previously pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. 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Page 24 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 12 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESWe are at the end of what us year rounders call season.Ž What this means to Suncoast Humane Society is that many of our regular volunteers will be leaving us for the summer. Humane Societies in Southwest Florida “nd themselves in a unique but not welcomed situation. As the number of volunteers decrease (almost 50 percent), the number of homeless animals coming into our shelters increase (again almost 50 percent.) In seasonŽ means something entirely different to dogs and cats, especially in the spring and summer. If you would like to help homeless animals “nd permanent loving homes, now is the time. If you want to help enrich the lives of the many animals waiting to be adopted, Suncoast Humane Society would welcome your enthusiasm. Jackie Elliott, Volunteer Services Manager says, You will “nd volunteering both fun and rewarding. It is exciting to be volunteering alongside people with the same passion as yours. We realize that you can volunteer elsewhere with many wonderful and important nonpro“t organizations, however, if you are an animal lover, and want to help us reduce the number of homeless animals, and improve the quality of life, we may be the “x you need.Ž There are many varied and rewarding volunteer opportunities available, such as dog walking, cat cuddling, foster parenting, customer service, laundry specialist and clerical/ of“ce support. Volunteers also help with fundraising projects and events, including our three thrift stores. The pet therapy program welcomes those who meet the quali“cations with appropriately trained pets. Dog walking and cat cuddling help to keep the shelter animals socialized and exercised while they await that special home. These positions give the volunteer hands-on experience with the animals. Our Foster Home Program also allows direct contact with the animals. These volunteers provide special, at-home care, for sick, injured and under-aged animals, helping to restore their health and well-being while preparing them for adoption. If you would like to help welcome some of the 15,000 annual visitors to Suncoast Humane Societys Adoption Center and Preventive Health Care Clinic, the customer service or visitor assistant position may be just the thing. Imagine the thrill of knowing you have helped play match-maker by introducing someone to their next life-long four legged companion. If you are a creative type and a good salesperson, you may be well suited to volunteer at one of our three thrift stores located in Englewood, Port Charlotte and Venice. These stores provide desperately needed funding for the care of our animals through the sales of gently used household and other items, donated by the public. Volunteers help price, display and sell the donated merchandise. Other fundraising activities needing volunteer help include distribution of ”yers and newsletters, monitoring critter banks placed in businesses, and/or helping with the planning, marketing, and success of major fundraising events. Individuals interested in volunteering complete a volunteer orientation followed by training for the assigned position. Again, it is very rewarding to know y ou are helping homeless animals by becoming a volunteer. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for Suncoast Humane Society, please contact Jacqueline Elliott at 941-474-7884 or, and join the excitement. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phil Snyder is the executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society. He has more than 40 years of experience in animal care, control and welfare, including 15 years with the Humane Society of the United States. To learn how you can help homeless animals at your humane society, visit or call 941-474-7884.Please consider volunteering at the Suncoast Humane Society PHOTOS PROVIDED Suncoast Humane SocietyPhil Snyder Guardian Ad Litem child advocate orientationThe Florida Guardian Ad Litem program needs community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by the adults in their life. Throughout this ordeal, GAL advocates are a consistent factor in these childrens lives. Your training helps ensure they have the needed services and support to “nd a safe permanent home. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in your community, attend a one hour orientation at the GAL Family Service Center. Orientation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 9. Open to all full-time residents at least 21 years of age with 8 to 10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own schedule with staff support and free training. For more information or to sign up for orientation, call 941-613-3233.NSDAR dinner, business meetingHickory Bluff Chapter NSDAR dinner and business meeting will be held with a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St., Port Charlotte. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations must be made in advance, by calling 941-628-6428CERT Basic Training Course offeredCharlotte County Emergency Management is offering the CERT, Citizens Emergency Response T eam, basic training course. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in gaining skills and knowledge to help make their communities prepared and resilient when an incident occurs. CERT is a volunteer program that educates people about disaster preparedness. This is a three-day course beginning April 26 and is free of charge. All classes will be held at the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center, 26571 Airport Road, P unta Gorda. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 37 Theres no denying it: Women are calling for change. Theyre mobilized, invigorated, and determined to make sure the future is one that supports them both in their personal and professional pursuits. But a recent study says theres one glaring area where women arent standing up for themselves. And thats a huge bummer. Only 34 percent of women negotiate their job offers, compared to 46 percent of their male peers, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 workers by global staf“ng “rm Robert Half. And actually, from my experience as a corporate recruiter, Id say the discrepancy is even greater! We expect todays modern women to be more vocal and fearless than previous generations, so this news is especially bewildering. As someone who has been on the other side of the desk in countless job-offer negotiations, I can tell you this: Everyone should negotiate their salaries. With all of that in mind, I thought I might offer some insights for women on how to approach this kind of discussion with con“dence. You might be surprised to “nd out its really just a simple conversation. Lets break it down.Go in knowing youll askYes, even if the original offer is a good one. Yes, even „ especially! „ if you feel awkward asking. Ive experienced candidates who were completely con“dent and self-assured, as well as candidates who stumbled over their words. While the latter individuals were clearly uncomfortable, guess what? They still managed to ask and, yes, they almost always got more money. They stepped out of their comfort zone and reaped the rewards. In your head, try to make this an essential for the job-search process, just like wearing a suit to the interview or writing a thank-you note afterwards. If youre afraid you wont follow through, tell someone else„like a trusted mentor or friend„ and get that person to hold you accountable. Need motivation? Bear in mind that women still earn only roughly 80 cents to every $1 that men do „ the “gure drops to 63 cents for African American women and 54 cents for Hispanic women. And every time you dont negotiate your salary, youre likely growing the pay gap even more between you and your male colleagues. How would you feel if you knew the guy in the next cube over who has the same title was making 21 percent more than you were? Or better yet, how happy would you be with 21 percent more money in your biweekly paycheck? Another way to think about it: When you negotiate your starting salary, youre setting a baseline. The higher you start, the higher your salary will be with each incremental raise you get at that company. (Oh, and if you dont see a raise after two or three years, de“nitely start looking for a new job.)Be preparedIn order to know what you should be asking for when negotiating your salary, do your research ahead of time. Start by looking up your job title and geographic region on or Payscale. com. This will give you a starting point. Next, initiate conversations with former colleagues, as well as with mentors and industry organizations you belong to. State something like, Im excited to pursue new job opportunities, but its my mission to get paid what Im worth. In the spirit of sharing information„Im not asking you what you speci“cally get paid„but what do you think the going rate is for my title and Women are leading the charge for change „ except when it comes to negotiating their salariesBy VICKI SALEMIMONSTER CAREER EXPERT SALARIES | 2 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 Limited Time offer! adno=719455 adno=719454


Page 38 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 my years of experience in this area?Ž The more conversations you have, the more educated youll become, and ultimately, the more comfortable youll feel talking about salary in general. Lastly, speak to your HR department and/or look online at your companys intranet. Many employers have become transparent in terms of sharing salary ranges for different levels and titles. You may be able to “nd out what your going range is.Ace the conversationHeres how you want to play it when the job offer comes in: Recruiter: Congratulations, we have exciting news! Wed like to extend a job offer to you for the role of XYZ, starting on Monday, August 15th, with a salary of $75,000.Ž Two things to remember: 1.) You may be jumping up and down on the inside, but do not accept that offer on the spot! 2.) This should be a friendly, collaborative conversation. Treat it as such „ meaning, dont go in ready for a “ght. You: [Pause.] Thats great! Im honored by the offer, thank you!Ž That pause is important. Your silence will unnerve the recruiter (remember they want you to take this job as much as you want to„they need to show that their time to “llŽ open positions is within industry norms). Then immediately afterward demonstrate your enthusiasm and gratitude. You want your tone of voice to convey this as well, since the offer will likely be extended on the phone. Be upbeat and sincere in your appreciation. [Pause again.] You: But, I need to think about it over the weekend. I was hoping for a higher salary. Is that a possibility?Ž Heres where the conversation really kicks off. Remember always to keep the tone light and polite. Youre working together to reach a solution thats amenable to both of you. Most likely, the recruiter is going to say something like, Im not sure. Let me check and get back to you.Ž The recruiter may add, Its easier for me to get an offer approved if you tell me what salary youre looking for.Ž You can say, I dont know what your budget allows for, so Im hoping to see “rst if you can go higher,Ž in order to push them to come up with a number “rst. But this approach to the conversation may go in a circle. Ideally, as in any negotiation, you want the other party to put down a number “rst, but they might not go there (truth be told, I never did). If its looking like its up to you to make the “rst move, go ahead and state your number, such as $85,000. You may end up with a “nal offer of $80,000. When you reach a desirable number, be sure to thank them and express your appreciation. Now its time to start inquiring about sign-on bonuses, ”exible worktime and an additional week of paid time off. The worst they can do is say no. The truth of the matter is that recruiters and hiring managers are more surprised when you dont negotiate than when you do. Remember, the more you negotiate, the more normal it will feel. Right now, you need to pummel through any self-doubts or awkward feelings. Go ahead and negotiate every single offer you get, and when the amounts con“rmed, ask to get it in writing. You can thank me later!Be more career savvyNegotiating your salary is just one of the many challenges youll face throughout your time in the workforce. Its not easy, we know. But the more comfortable you are when it comes time to stand up for yourself, the more youll do it. Need some extra help becoming a more assertive, savvy worker? Join Monster today. As a member, youll get career advice and job search tips sent straight to your inbox so you can con“dently climb the ladder. Knowledge truly is power.SALARIESFROM PAGE 1 Anyone who has ever searched for a job knows the confusion that surrounds job titles. Coordinator? Specialist? Associate? Senior associate? How do you determine which job you should apply for? Luckily, Monster career experts have come up with five strategies that can help you uncover the truth behind the title. These tips will show you what to look for in job postings to figure out which position would suit you best.Identify job description keywordsIts good to be ambitious and apply for a few reachŽ positions when youre looking for jobs, but you need to know how exactly the title will translate to responsibilities, no matter the seniority. Know how to decipher a job ad. If you see words like administer, coordinate, process „ those are indications of individual contributor positions, not management-level positions, regardless of title,Ž says Greg Szymanski, director of human resources at Geonerco Management in Seattle. Whereas, lead, influence, collaborate, direct, partner with, head, and synthesize are words that indicate higher-level responsibilities.ŽCompare your experience to the job dutiesYour resume should be updated regularly with relevant work experience (if its not, check out how to refresh your resume). Use it as a quick reference check to see if your experience lines up with the job description. Are they duties youve performed recently? Duties that your boss normally performs?Ž asks Kelly Donovan, principal at Kelly Donovan & Associates, a career guidance service in Lake Elsinore, California. You dont need to have performed every duty listed [to apply], but you should have experience with most of them.ŽResearch job titles on the employers websiteThere are no rules for creating job titles, so they may vary widely between companies. The best place to investigate how a company uses the titles, and what people in those positions are responsible for, is oftentimes the About Us or Company tab on the hiring companys website. Maybe they call everyone VPs or have unusual titling conventions,Ž says Ilana Youngheim, account executive at PMBC Group, a public relations firm in Los Angeles. It helps to do a little research on a company before applying, to target the right job, and also to demonstrate in your cover letter that you know something about them, that you did your research. This earns lots of points with recruiters and hiring managers,Ž Youngheim explains.Ask revealing questionsGot called into an interview, or maybe theyd like to set up a phoner first? Great! This is the perfect opportunity to gather more information about that cryptic job title and get more details about the positions responsibilities. In the interview, ask pertinent questions about the day-to-day responsibilities, job training, expectations, and managerial needs (if applicable), along with short-term and long-term goals,Ž says Christina VanBuskirk, a recruiter at Sasha the Mensch, a recruiting firm in New York City. Be honest and confident about your own experience. Even if the HR manager deems that youre not the right fit for a current role, if you leave a great impression and have good rapport with the team, they will likely keep you in mind for future opportunities.Ž An example of a revealing question to ask is: What does a typical day look like? That will get the conversation moving in the right direction,Ž says Justin Smith, founder of Outerbox, a web design company in Akron, Ohio. If youre passionate about spending your time in a specific way, tell your potential employer, dont be shy. Remember, its a two-way street, and they want to hire you to work on tasks youll be passionate to work on.Ž Broaden your search to include common job titles Running into too many flashy titles that are blatantly inflated? It might be time to broaden your search, centering it around more common terms like sales repŽ as opposed to sales officer,Ž or bartenderŽ instead of cocktail artist.Ž As long as your skills and talents match up with what youll be doing [in that particular job], apply to it, regardless of title,Ž recommends Stephanie Troiano, talent acquisition manager at The Hire Talent, a talent assessment company in Brea, California. One of the most important aspects of conducting a job search is staying current on openings as soon as theyre posted. The more job descriptions you read, the better youll get at deciphering them. Understand job titles before you applyBy JON SIMMONSMONSTER CONTRIBUTORJob titles can be vague, inflated, and downright confusing. 2JOBS CLASSIFIEDS adno=719456


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Great neighborhood! $249,500 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE24531 Sunrise Dr. Suncoast Lakes, gated, deed restricted community offers this pristine, upgraded, 2051 sq ft home with panoramic lake view, 161 ft on the water! Huge lanai (800 sq ft), 3 bdrms, plus den, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Dont miss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING PORT CHARLOTTE Suncoast Lakes Deed Restricted gated community is home to this beautiful, upgraded and tastefully decorated home with many custom features! 3 bd plus den/office, 2 baths, expanded brick paver lanai, 2 car gar. 2213 sq ft of living space. Master bath has totally been redone and is stunning, windows and sliders are IMPACT glass! $249,500You won't be disappointed!Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty JOBS CLASSIFIEDS


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S AT.S UN. 8 AM? 2 545 Ednor St. HUGE GARAGE SALE!!LOTS of Antiques, Glassware, Furniture, & MORE!!! S AT.S UN. 8 AM3 PM 2428 Broadranch Dr. Books, Fishing, Household, Picture Frames & MUCH MORE!! 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES FRIS UN. 9 3 PM 5222 Blackjack Cir. Prairie Creek Estates, Appliances, An tiques, Furniture, Exc Condition! S AT.S UN. 8 AM-4PM 5945 Parada St. HUGE Y ARD SALE! Everything for Each Room of Your House! LOOK! 6006 NORTH PORT AREA GARAGE SALES S AT.S UN. 8 AM-1 2 PM 2456 Malibu Lane. EVERYTHING Must Go! CHEAP! HOUSEHOLD! 6008 ROTONDA AREA GARAGE SALES S UN. O NLY. 9 AM2 PM 201 Rotonda Circle. 6.5 x 3 Wood Patio Table & Chairs. Exc. Cond! Tools, Golf, Fishing, Beach Items & MUCH MORE! 6020 AUCTIONS JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers (941)-575-9758 SAT APRIL 14 @10 AM 590 RIDGECREST DR., P.G. Tractors: Toro Zero Turn 22HP, Craftsman 15.5HP. Large Number of Power Tools, 4 Alum. stepladders, Kenmore Elite Washer, LG sensor Dryer. 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PG $25 941-575-6003 A REA RU G 4 x 7 Tan good condition and quality $60 941-697-0940 A REA RU GS 2 Plush O rientals: pink/beige, 56Žx38Ž oval & 42Ž round. Ea $40 941-743-2656 BA G LE SS VA C Bissell Upright w/attchmnts, works great! $40 941-627-3636 BATH S AM O AŽ bath ( bamboo motif, dark wicker access) New! 8 items $55 941-276-1881 BED FRAMES(4) stee l on casters adjustable twin full queen size each $33 941-275-5837 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED S PREAD HEIRL OO M cotton ,shams queen white $50 941-697-7036 B OO K C A S E S Three piece wood bookcase; Each piece is 6 x 30Ž $150 941-623-7540 C AKE PAN S Wilton 5, 6 X 6 8X8, 10X10, 11X11, & 12X12. Square $40 941-255-1832 C ERTAIN S pinch pleated curtain $15 941-218-4502 DEEP FRYER S unbeam Fry Right 6 cup capacity, like new $20 941-624-3091 DINETTE TABLE wood counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Slate topped center & 2 end tables. $499 989-348-2734 FIE S TA DINNERWARE 114pc.Plates.bowl.stumblers.fl ateware $225 941-716-5088 FLATWARE C HE S T Reed & Barton. Mahogany finish. $65, OBO 941-484-1842 FL OO R LAMP S 6  bronze. 3 way bulb. Exc. cond. $40 941-585-8149 F OO D PR OC E SSO R Kitchen Aid, 13 cup w/acc. Used once $125 941-235-3193 FREE! T O N S o f misc items 2053 S. San Mateo Dr.,NP ANYTIME! $0 941-276-1881 G RIDDLE COO L Touch Base Presto 10 1/2Ž X 20 1/2 cook area $15, OBO 941-769-3475 LG GEOR F oreman san d w gr ill removeable grate.white 15in $20, OBO 941-681-2316 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 METAL FILE C ABINET 2 drawer, beige, good condition $10 941-276-1881 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. PI C TURE 32 ŽX 44Ž.framed.ŽmadieraŽ.beautiful. $35, OBO 941-235-2203 R O TI SS ERIE T O A S TER oven & grill.all in $35, OBO 941-235-2203 S ILK LED G E plant Q uality bamboo fern large full $25, OBO 941-496-8765 S TAND O N WHEEL S 2 4Ž L x 16Ž W x 25Ž H $5 570-7687858 S WEEPER RE C HAR G EABLE battery by SHARK. Like new. $25 715-439-0459 TERRACOTTA STATUE 26Ž boy $40, and 16Ž strawberry planter $20 941-743-2656 6035 FURNITURE A RM C HAIR solid cherry arms & legs, coral cushions, excellent condition $80 941-743-2656 BAR S T OO L rattan, swivels, padded seat. picture O/L $20 586-436-0076 BAR S T OO L S 2 crme color 24Ž rattan seat with backs, new, beautiful $100 941-769-2389 6035 FURNITURE BED ( MATRE SS set ) S erta Luxury Qn Extra firm. Clean $75 207-680-5746 North Port BED Q ueen f rame box and mat tress $40, OBO 941-830-2583 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDROOM FURNITURE 5pc bedroom set. $150, OBO 941-698-9222 B OO K C A S E wood, 3 upper shelves, 3 lower drawers, 72h x30w x18d $80 941-743-2656 B O X S PRIN G AND MATTRE SS Queen. Newer, clean, pillow top $50, OBO 941-764-0222 BUREAU W/ 8 Drawers & mirror $295 941-268-5067 C A S UAL TABLE S 8 wood & 1 wrought iron, Good to A+ cond, $15 $40 941-743-2656 CHAIR OVERSIZE 250 lb .o f fice style,up+dn,tilt ,recline, Rotonda $80 941-697-2064 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $40 941-257-5500 CO FFEE TABLE Natural Rattan 4x19.5Ž Glass top/lower shelf exc cond $40 941-276-1881 CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $20, OBO 941-202-3437 CO MPLETE TWIN bed frame,matt\spring,bedlinen. U pick up. $0 941-423-3560 CO U C H & L O VE S EAT T Bahama Gently used high end furniture $499 715-551-6890 CO U C H BLA C K leather.V G con dition.Very comfortable.Deliver y possible $200 248-697-8152 COUCH f a b r i c a b stract b e i ge design 88X36X32 Delivery available $275 941-202-3437 DE S K EXE C UTIVE S tyle 7 2 Ž plus 3 drawer file & Chair. $395 941-505-9792 DINETTE S ET G lass Top, 4 padded chairs. Rotonda $100, OBO 239-220-2121 DINETTE S ET hand-painted all wood 24Ž tabletop & 2 chairs $175, OBO 941-275-5837 DINETTE S ET, TALL wrought iron 30 table+2 fabric chairs. Like new $275 941-307-9211 DININ G RM S ET tble & 6 chrs a mish mde light oak 6x4 open 10 $300 815-382-0312 DININ G R OO M S ET marble top table, condition $500, OBO 989-348-2734 DINING SET 48Ž ma h ogany table top & 4 metal frame chairs $175 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET 54Ž glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $225 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET 7 pc., light wood,padded chairs Rotonda $200, OBO 239-220-2121 DININ G TABLE 41Žround w/18Žleaf. Hitchcock design. $45 941-488-5595 ELE C TRI C FIREPLA C E 55X18/48. Great condition. $300, OBO 859-227-5852 FURNITURE CO FFEE & end tables, etc. have several $20 941-445-5619 GLIDER METAL g lid er w i t h cushion $40 518-763-9936 G LIDER Metal glider with cushion $40 518-763-9936 GO LF C LUB S& BA G exc cond mens $60 941-716-2002 HALL TABLE B e i ge woo d 4f t long $15, OBO 941-764-0222 HEADBOARD & DRESSER Twin size, Light Wood. $90 941-257-5500 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KIT C HEN S ET 4 0 Ž Round Counter Height Table, Brown Marble w/ 4 Black Leather Chairs $350 obo 941-474-6752 KIT C HEN S NA C K Bar S tools (2) very nice w/ swivel padded seat. $90 586-436-0076 LANAI/P OO L C HAIR S S et o f 3.Gray mesh, sturdy.Gd cond. $20, OBO 941-764-0222 LOUNGE/2 CHAIRS Whi te wicker, NEW CUSHIONS!!! $150 941-423-9371 L O VE S EAT sturdy, blue f abric, 64X37X31, detachable cushions $66, OBO 941-275-5837 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MEM O RY F O AM 8 Ž thick mattress twin size springbox frame $150, OBO 941-307-9211 METAL LANAI tables Each. Woven effect. Must be seen. $10 941-764-0222 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 Q UEEN BED/ CO MPLETE w/nightstand Broyhill ex cond $400 941-627-0775 Q UEEN BED/ CO MPLETE w/nightstand Broyhill, ex cond. $400 941-627-0775 Q UEEN MATTRE SS ,B O X spring,frame,headboard.Rot onda $100 239-220-2121 RE C LINER, LA-Z-B O Y Wall hugger. Great condition. $185 941-580-4460 RE C LINER: NEW taupe microfiber, large, NICE! N. Port $225 941-876-3202 RE C LINER: NEW, taupe, large, very comfy. NICE! N. Port $225 941-876-3202 6035 FURNITURE RECLINERS L eat h er beige exc cond $125 941-716-2002 S HELVIN G UNIT RATTAN 72X36X12 OFF WHITE RECON DITIONED $60 941-202-3696 SOFA BLACK l eat h er. VG con di tion.Very possible $200 248-697-8152 SO FA Dark Brown 89 x 3 5 3 cushion good cond $75, OBO 941-681-2316 SOFA N ew Q ueen B e d pu ll out, terracotta $495 941-639-9293 SOFA TABLE O a k w / g l ass top insert. Good condition. $75, OBO 859-227-5852 TABLE 5 roun d f o ldi ng l egs, Max Chief $75 941-496-9252 TABLE W4 padded chairs Black wrought iron with 42Ž wood top $95 941-876-3878 TABLE LITTLE 28Ž L x 18Ž W x 24Ž H, Lt Oak $10 570-768 7858 TV CO N SO LE 4 8 Ž.dark cond. $85 941-235-2203 TV STANDS T wo. S ma ll/l arge. Black or gray $10 941-764-0222 VINTAGE 5 DRAWER CHEST 35ŽHx18ŽDX44ŽH. PG $75 941-575-6003 W I C KER BARREL chairs/table Will break the set. $45, OBO 941-764-0222 W I C KER BED twoside stand $40, OBO 941-830-2583 W IND SO R R OC KER nichols & stone co.solid maple.l/n. $125, OBO 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS DVD PLAYER S amsung, new in box model BD-JM57 $65 941-624-0928 L C D PR O JE C T O R Epson EMP81 2000 lumen w/power cord. $100 813-924-2107 SAMSUNG HW550AU DIOSOUNDBAR with wireless Subwooffer. $100 888-5923 TURNTABLE Akai ARB110 perfect $95 941-496-9252 WALKIE TALKIE new $35 941-218-4502 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO S AM S UN G 55Ž 4K, C urved TV, With Speaker Bar Like new! Englewood $235 248-931-9703 S TERE O S AM S UN G giga beat 2 500 watt stereo floor standing,Bluetooth and many options $225 941-391-4707 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT LAPT O P LEATHERBRIEF C A S E Blk, new, reduced bargain! $35 941-639-1517 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES DRE SS E S (2) $75, OBO 941-830-2583 DRE SS E S (2) $75, OBO 941-830-2583 HARRY P O TTER sweat shirt Universal zippered hoodie $35 863-494-5918 N Y METS JACKET o ffi c i a l MLB, NEW $50 863-494-5918 RIN G M O I SSO NITE & ZIR CO N NEW. SZ-8 1.3CTS TGW $225 941-554-2140 RIN G MULTI S APPHIRE womans size 7 tgw 4.68 cts $100 941-554-2140 RING LARIMAR&FIRE OPAL sz 7,tcw 7.43cts $55 941-554-2140 RIN G PERID O T HEART NEW SIZE6 PLAT.OVR.925 SILVER TCW 2CTS $55 941-554-2140 RING RUBYHEART & BLACK SPINEL sz 8 tcw 4.1cts $95 941-554-2140 W ALLET Harley Davidson w/chain.never used. $30 941-235-2203 W AT C H, S TAINLE SS S TEEL INVICTA Pro-Diver, New in package $75 863-494-5918 W EDDIN G BRIDAL gown 2 piece from England $165, OBO 941-268-7571 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1 9 1 3 G ENERAL ELE C TRI C OAK WALL TELEPHONE $250 941-268-5067 ALWAY S BUYIN G ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 A NTI Q UE WA GO NWHEEL COFFEE TABLE w/glass top $125 941-575-1609 AS HTRAY VINTA G E Reduced! Cut glass. Tripod feet $25, OBO 941-697-8598 BA S EBALL C ARD S 1 000 nice old collectables $9, OBO 810-210-9553 BUYIN G O LD M O NEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 C AL RIPKEN jr C erti f ied AUT O GRAPHED baseball card $45, OBO 810-210-9553 C AMER S O LD $ 15up $ 15 941-218-4502 C ANDLE S TI C K S REDU C ED! Vintage. Pair. Crystal w/silver $25, OBO 941-697-8598 C ANDY DI S H w/lid Vintage glass. Excel. cond $30, OBO 941-697-8598 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES CARMATS bl ac k $12 941-218-4502 DAI S Y M O DEL 1 89 4 BB RARE version $115 941-575-1609 DEPT. 56 Dickens Village, Houses, Accessories and Spe cialty items. 941-473-2387 DININ G TABLE 41Ž rd. w/18Žleaf. Hitchcock design. $45 $45 941-488-5595 G RANDM O THER C L OCK Diplomat, 75Ž High Dark Wood. Exc Cond! $195. 941-505-9792 HOLIDAY BARBIE d o ll i n b o x $16 941-218-4502 LEN O X C L OC K, plate, vases, swan, bowls, great gifts min t 2/25 or ea $15 941-639-1517 MARILYN M O NR O E playing cards1976 MINT sealed 2 deck set w/case $35 941-474-1776 MI C KEY MANTLE 1 96 568 TOPPS baseball card VG or bet ter $99, OBO 810-210-9553 NAUTI C AL C HART S 14 Total, 1970s and 1980s, good condi tion. $50 716-598-2406 6075 FRUITS & VEGETABLES BLUEBERRIE S U-Pick Ready for Picking at Ft Ogden. Call For Directions 863-990-6164 6090 MUSICAL A MPLIFIER PEAVEY Back stage Plus, good working condi tion. $50, OBO 716-523-0463 BANJ O LIN S S S tewart Man dolin Banjo, excellent player, new skin $275 716-523-0463 C .F. MARTIN Mandolin Mellon Back, no cracks, great playing condition. $400 716-523-0463 DUL C IMER SO LID wood,teardrop shape, made in Va. $75 941-473-8984 ELECTRONIC TECHNIC ORGAN Model SX-F100, Mint, extras $2250. 941-380-7224 HAMMER DUL C IMER O ak, with stand, excellent cond. $400, OBO 716-523-0463 MAND O LIN AMERI C AN C on servatory by Lyon Healy, ver y old, GC $275 716-523-0465 TEN O R BANJ O S mall tenor banjo,maple, good condition $75 941-473-8984 6095 MEDICAL ACC E SS IBLE C HAIR li f t Acorn Superglide chair lift, std. 120V. Its mounted on a stairwell with 14 steps approx. 15 ft long. Ex cellent condition. $1,700, OBO 586-215-7944 BA C K S UPP O RT C ountour back foam wedge almost ne w $100 248-890-0402 BED SIDE POTTY M e dli neh o ld s 300 lbs-very solid great shape $20 941-445-5619 LIFT C HAIR by PRIDEw/HEAT & VIBRATION Green Fabric, Like NEW $375 941-268-8951 LIFT C HAIR, Pride Dark G reen Fabric, Excellent Condition! $250.obo 941-493-7166 (Venice) RE C LINER ELE C TRI C li f t chair up/down sleep orig 1100 $349, OBO 941-580-4460 S H O WER C HAIR w/ C A S TER S & FOOT RESTS by Lumex Like NEW $120 941-268-8951 W ALKER S EAT DELUXE storage breaks more. Orig $249 $75 941-580-4460 6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY BATH TUB S AFTY RAIL EASY TO INSTALL $15 941-627-6780 6110 TREES & PLANTS ALOE AGAVE b egon i a crepe myrtle fern devils backbone staghorn $5 941-202-3696 BR O MELIAD S VARI O U S kinds shapes colors and sizes in pots starting at $5 941-202-3696 FL O RIDA/AV OC AD O /JATROPHA/ROYAL POINCIAN A $10 941-202-3696 FRAN G IPANI JATR O PHA oys ter pineapple pothos snake spi der lily $5 941-202-3696 S TA G H O RN FERN HU G E Y O U PICK UP $100 941-475-1379JOBS CLASSIFIEDS


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NORTH PORT OR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A 6120 BABY ITEMS CRIB/CHANGING TABLE Cherry finish with mattresses for both $150 518-763-9936 POTTY CHAIR Fi s h er P r i ce, Adj ustable $10 570-768-7858 P O TTY C HAIR Happy Hippo, Musical $5 570-768-7858 STROLLER 3 WHEEL Lik e New Dreamer Design Dk Blue $60 941-627-3636 6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES A ER O BURNER TAYL O R made-senior graphite15* 3 wood MINT $79 941-875-5983 CLEVELAND LAUNCHER G o ld 5 wood 19* RH reg flex excel cond $40 941-488-7774 CO BRA AMP 3 Wood LH 15* Stiff adjustable excellent cond $30 941-488-7774 GO LF BA G Deluxe RJ 14 top blk/brn -lots of pockets-v.good $39 941-875-5983 GO LF BA G Leather mizuno Pro staff bag w/cover v.good $89 941-875-5983 GOLF BALLS lik e new, no scuffs, marks or logos, per dozen $7 941-488-7774 GO LF C LUB S f ull set mens RH exc cond, bag, Ping Putter $125 941-743-9055 GO LF C LUB S K. C obra Irons, TMade Burner, Odyssey 2 Ball $125 941-661-2667 JA C K NI C KLAU S Q 4 Dr. 4 40cc, adjust wts, 9*, R flex, like new. $45 941-249-3946 YELLOW JACKET 4G BATTERY CABLES Corrosion Resistant Best Golf Cart Cables $129.95/SET. VISIT 941-769-1431 NO TEXT PLEASE 6126 GOLF CARTS 2008 EZGO TXT 4 PASSENGER{FLIPSTOACARGODECK} NEWBATTERIES{9 /17 } HEADANDTAILLIGHTSGREATTIRES, BRAKES, WINDSHIELD, TOP, PAINT, CHARGERANDSS CAPS. NEWCHARGER, GARAGEKEPT$ 3275. 941-716-6792 CALLSONLYPLEASE 2010CLUB CARPRECEDENT4 SEAT GOLF CART 48 VOLT BLUE" BRAND NEW BATTERIES {C8} LIGHTS AND HORN RECENT FULL SERVICE FAST CART $ 3650. 941-830-4723 I CAN DELIVER CALLS ONLY NO TEXT PLEASE 2014 Club Car Precedent Golf Cart Plumb Crazy PurpleŽ NEW Custom Build Brand New Batteries Tuck and Roll Upholstery 2 passenger Golf Cart4 passenger Version AvailableNEW Yellow Jacket Cables NEW LED Head & Taillights NEW Flip Down Windshield NEW Chrome SS wheel caps NEW DOT Tires, Brakes, Floor NEW Mat, Mirror. Canopy Top. 48 Volt E.R.I.C. Charger STK#A182 $4995 941-769-1431 DELIVERY INCLUDED (25 mi.) Visit … BEAUTIFUL2015 EZGO RXV TOPOFTHELINEGOLFCARTNEWBODYSPARKLINGCHAMPAGNEFINISH48 VOLTWITH4 MONTHOLDBATTERIES. GREATTIRES, BACKSEAT, LIGHT, WINDSHILDANDMIRROR. +20 MPH. $ 4995.OBOCALLORTEXT941-585-9861 6126 GOLF CARTS 2015 Club Car Precedent $3995 BOB-CAT Green BRAND NEW BATTERIES Yellow Jacket Cables Monsoon Roof Matching Club Cover 48 volt ERIC Charger Factory Upholstery Folding Windshield Factory spoke Hubcaps Cooler, Sandbucket Excellent DOT Tires Wide Angle Mirror STK# 1824 941-769-1431 Visit WE DELIVER FREE (25 MI.) EZGO MARATHON 4 PASS. $1795 BATTERIES 4mth NEW Yellow Jacket Cables Factory Upholstery Folding Windshield Factory Rear Seat Head and Tail lights Chrome SS Hubcaps Excellent Tires, Mirror Top and Charger 941-769-1431 DELIVERY INC. 25 MI. VISIT DARSGOLFCARTS.COM NO TEXT PLEASE GOLF CART 2012 Y ama h a, Gas, 4 Passenger with Golf Bag Straps. Recent Oil Change. Suntop with Dual Gutters. LED Lights. Flip Down Rear Seat. Flip Down Windshield. Horn, Headlights and Tailights. 4 Cupholders. Exc. Condition!Must Sell ASAP $4,895 obo 231-835-0201 GO LF C ART, Battery Powered. Kangaroo Hillcrest New Battery, Charger, $550. 941-214-8050 LEXUS GOLD MIST Ž 2014 Club Car Precedent CUSTOM GOLF CART BRAND NEW BATTERIES Custom Plush Upholstery New Head & Taillights Flip Down Windshield New Yellow Jacket Cables Chrome SS wheel caps Fresh Tires, Brakes, Mirror 48 Volt E.R.I.C. Charger High Speed and Rear seat Available Runs as NEW! STK#175B $4,995. 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit … PLEASE NO TEXT MUSTSELL2014 CLUBCARPRECEDENTBLACK4 PASSENGERBRAND NEW 2018 BATTERIES +19/20 MPHL.E.D LIGHTSINC. SIGNAL ANDBRAKE, HORNANDE.R.I.C. CHARGER. ABSOLUTELYLIKENEW$ 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 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS EXER C I S E BIKE RE C UMBENT w/Electronics NICE $75 941-268-8951 TREADMILL BYPROFORM w/Electronics NICE $125 941-268-8951 6130 SPORTING GOODS C AR RA C K Thule It locks.For kayak etc. $150 941-624-2899 C AT C HER S MITT/ RAWLIN GS NEW $85 941-624-0928 ELLIPTI C AL O R BIKE Dual Trainer,New Condition $95 941-764-8435 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 H O R S E S H O E PIT C HIN G S ET COMPLETE NEW W/CASE $25, OBO 941-627-6780 LIFE JA C KET S Various sizes. Excellent condition $4 941-460-9698 6130 SPORTING GOODS RAWLIN GS BA S EBALL G love w/hinged pad#RBG34 good cond. $30 941-474-4959 SO FTBALL BAT C ombat Dirty 26 oz slow pitch like new in box $65, OBO 941-875-5983 TENNI S RA C KET S Wood. Vintage Chemold-great shape $10 941-445-5619 W IL SO N PR O FILE TENNI S Racket, excellent condition, with cover $25 941-473-4828 6131FIREARMS 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 A N C H O R W/5 f oot o f chain up to 36 foot boat $25 941-4609698 FI S H LANDIN G NET S 4 & 5Ž Excellent condition $25 941-460-9698 FI S HIN G E Q UIPMENT O LD EX COND PLUGS REELS poles $25, OBO 941-391-6377 REEL DAIWA BAIT CASTER 100HLABr New Boxed $60 941-830-5241 REEL O KUMA V S ystem V30BrNew+SpSpool $85 941830-5241 REEL PFLUE G ER S upreme BrNew+SpSpool $60 941-830 5241 6135 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES 1 9 5 0 PINKBANANA S EAT Bicycle Free Spirit $100 941-258-4771 3 F O LDIN G Bikes Nice quality great riding folding bikes each only $45 941-474-1776 3 WHEEL Ad u l t Bik e B ran d new, E asy To Ride, Big Seat, In Box! $275 941-524-1025 3 WHEELBIKE older, adult, needs paint $65, OBO 330-714-2783 3 WHEEL BIKE, rebuilt good tires paint very good $135 937-875-5538 BANANA S EAT 1960 Pink Bicycle Free Spirit $100 941-258-4771 BI C Y C LE Brand new, very nice, easy to ride, comfortable! $90 941-524-1025 BIKE Adult. Nice selection o f quality great riding bikes each only $50 941-474-1776 BIKE Mens 26 Ž Needs Tires $20 941-624-3091 BIKE RA C K by ALLEN S P O RT for 1 Bike Trunk Mount for SUV $35 941-268-8951 BIKE RALEI G H Record LTD, Racing Bike, Like New! $185 941-257-5500 F O LDIN G BI C Y C LE Dahon 16Ž Mariner folding bicycle. $100 941-347-8248 KENT PAM O NA mens 26 Ž aluminum 7 speed, front & rear shocks $90 941-303-2957 MIAMI BI C Y C LE 26 inch mens bike, 10 speed, new tires $40 330-714-2783 PANAMA JA C K Mens 26 Ž cruiser NICE Look good in the hood $70 941-474-1776 RALEI G H 3S peed O ld school bike. Vintage. $35, OBO 941-764-0222 SC HWINN CO LLE G ATE 26 Ž mens thin tire 3 speed fenders very good $45 941-629-6502 SC HWINN TRAILWAY Hybrid, step thru aluminum tubing frame, 21 speed, Helmet $125 330-417-9761 TRICYCLE OUTDOOR lif e f o ld ing tricycle white frame 20Ž wheels 2years old $225 941-391-4707 6138 TOYS/GAMES M O N OG RAM C Y C L O NE motorized engine kit never made orig box $20 941-639-1517 6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO V INTA G E C AN O N C AMER A AE-1 W/accessories $150 941-629-4857 6145 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES **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 PATIO/BEACH UMBRELLA Schmidts Beer, red white $10 941-624-3091 P OO L 15X 3  Ring Pool, pump, ladder, skimmer, vacuum, chemicals $175 941-626-3265 6160 LAWN & GARDEN 22 Ž S PREADER like new Scotts Deluxe with Edgeguard $30 941-575-6003 6160 LAWN & GARDEN C uddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 DOCK BENCH R u bb erma id Great for pool too. Like new. Grey. $40 715-439-0459 FERTILIZER S PREADER good condition $10 941-743-3258 FISH POND w i t h water f a ll 30 gallon, can be put in ground, exc. cond. $65 941-627-9201 LAWN FERTILIZER SPREADER RepublicŽ; made in USA $15 941-639-1517 LAWN M O WER, S el f Propelled. Mower has been serviced. $150 570-768-7858 MOWER MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30Ž CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 PATI O Beach Umbrella Schmidts Beer, red/white $10 941-624-3091 REDW OO D TRELLI S 2 wooden-gd cond. 24x72 each $15, OBO 941-743-3258 W ATER P O ND S good shape, & plant containers $20 941-624-0928 W HEELED C ART S uncast Resin; plenty of worksurface. $35 941-627-3636 6161OUTDOOR LIVING C HAR BR O IL classic grill Very nice temp gauge in hood $36, OBO 810-210-9553 DININ G S ET PATI O 4 2 X4 2 X 2 7 fiberglass table 4 cushioned chairs $111 941-275-5837 PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. 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Works great. $50 715-439-0459 SKILL SAW 2HRl/ n i n stee l b ox 6Xblades $40 941-624-4244 S T O RA G E C ABINET S (4) with screws, bolts, nuts,etc. $25 941-585-8149 TELE SCO PE, S TARRET Gages Mod S579HZ $75 314609-1540 6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPPLIES DE S K C HAIR HI G H BA C K black never used $50 239-209-7630 DE S KG LA SS top2 tiered-with keyboard traymetal frame $85 239-209-7630 6225 RESTAURANT SUPPLIES NEON SIGN WE DELIVERŽ $50 941-999-4176 6231 BIRDS FWCAS Exotic Bird EXTRAVAGANZASun April 8th 10AM-4PM. Sarasota Fairgrounds Potter Building. Adm $4. Pat 941-475-7103 6232 CATS N O TI C E: S tatute 5 8 5.1 9 5 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. C AT S BETTER THAN SPOUSES! Cats wont buy stupid things on a credit card! Wont hog covers on the bed! Dont dirty dishes! Love unconditionally! Always smiling! 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(941)763-4818 6260 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE $75.00 per panel SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 visit us at www. Call Bob 941-706-6445 Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. L o w o v e r h e a d = L o w p r i c e s 8 FOLDINGTABLES 6white plastic Each $20 941-639-3670 A B BEER S teins O lder AB steins,many years,20 and up, $20 941-624-0928 A IR FILTER S 5 1 0 X1 0 X1Ž NEW $5 941-627-6780 CO FFEE P O T Elec Farberware $22 941-496-9252 CO NFEDERATE FLA G never flown-3x5 great shape $15 941-445-5619 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER beautiful cherry wood 5/4/2 $100, OBO 941-875-1519 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! 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Private owner 941-743-2436 20 1 6 BUI C K LA C R OSS E $18,911. BLACK, 23K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7030 CADILLAC 2008 CADILLAC DTS $7,800 Red Saddle int. Orig 42K, Senior Owned, Garage Kept. (732)-887-4818 200 5 C ADILLA C DEVILLE 81K MI. EXTRA CLEAN! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7040 CHEVROLET 2006 CHEVROLET HHR $1,500 obo Good around town car, some bumps & bruises 140k miles, New engine @ 60k mi, Call 941-223-7244 2015 CHEVY IMPALA $17,900 5900 mi, Under Warr., new cond Turbo 4cyl 631-921-4907 JOBS CLASSIFIEDS


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SEDAN62KMIMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7210 TOYOTA 200 4 T O Y O TA C AMRY LE EXTRA CLEAN $6995 MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 3 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA $12,990. SILVER, LE, 15K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 TOYOTA PRIUS 3 $17,900 19,606 Mi. Immaculate! Nav, Back Up 404-512-5348 20 1 8 T O Y O TA C AMRY $21,990. GRAY, LE, 8,793 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 T O Y O TA VENZA $23,990. BLUE, NAV, XLE, 25K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 T O Y O TA HI G HLANDER $25,990. SILVER, NAV, XLE, 83K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 T O Y O TA AVAL O N $25,990. WHITE, LTD, NAV, 23K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 T O Y O TA HI G HLANDER $27,911. SILVER, NAV, LTD, 44K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER $29,990. WHITE, XLE, 28K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 T O Y O TA 4 RUNNER $33,987. GRAY METALLIC LTD, 36K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Lmtd. 67k mi, Blue Exc cond. $12,000 941-485-2794 7220 VOLKSWAGEN 2007 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE $3,495 Red, Convert. Automatic, 2.5l, Lots of news, Exc. cond. 508-735-7395 20 1 2 VW JETTAS 62K MI MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7230 VOLVO 2000 VOLVO S80-T6 $2,495 Leather int, 4 new tires, 114K mi. 401-225-5667 2009 V O LV O C 4 0 $7,990. SILVER, AWD, T5, 88K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 17 V O LV O X C90 $49,990. GRAY, NAV, AWD, 19K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7250 ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES 1940 PLYMOUTH SEDAN $15,000. Early Hot Rod. 941-740-1775 1966 FORD MUSTANG $43,000Fastback GT 389 Hipro 5 Spd., Cal. Car. 781-883-3210 1966 AUSTIN HEAL Y $69,000.3000 Mk 3, Restored & Show Ready! 781-883-3210 7250 ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES FORD MODEL T PARTS & literature nice selection $100 must see 941-474-1776 7260 AUTOS WANTED CASHFOR ALL TRUCKS & CARS ANY COND RUNNING OR NOT. 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Page 48 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 12 7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs I WANT YOUR RV Well Sell It FREE! SKIP EPPERS RVsPunta Gorda Closed Sun. & Mon. 941-639-6969 33 2006 NEWMAR 5th Wheel 3 slides, exc cond. Many Extras! $19,000 989-255-8487 7382 RV/CAMPER PARTS TRACKSTAR RV sate lli te sys tem Dish/Direct TV $150, OBO 941-255-3338 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! JOBS CLASSIFIEDSFrom knowing your way around data analytics to problem-solving smarts, this is what you need to get an edge in this years job market. Nothing is forever„especially in the workforce. So naturally, the job skills that employers look for in new hires change from year to year. Its one of the best ways for companies to stay competitive and ahead of the never-ending curve. The workplace moves rapidly,Ž says Julie Friedman Steele, board chair and CEO at World Future Society, a membership group for people who study changes across various industries. Employers need workers who stay current.Ž That means you need to consistently improve your skills and develop new ones. So if youre looking for a better job this year„and why wouldnt you be?„ how can you make your skill set more attractive to employers? Monster spoke with experts to determine the top seven skills employers will be looking for in 2018 hires. Heres your chance to get an edge in the job market.Problem solvingSome soft skills, like problem-solving abilities, will always be in fashion, says Vicki Salemi, career expert at Monster. Challenges inevitably arise,Ž she says, and employers want to see that you can troubleshoot and solve them independently.Ž To prove to a hiring manager during a job interview that youre a problem solver, cite an example from a past job where you identi“ed a problem, developed a solution, and successfully resolved the issue,Ž Salemi advises.Data analyticsWere moving into even more of a data-driven world,Ž says Steele. But numbers alone are useless unless theres a human who can interpret them. As a result, more employers are searching for job candidates who can understand and utilize data. This is an important skill for everyone„not just for job seekers seeing traditional data jobs, says Parminder Jassal, head of the Learn and Work Futures Group at the Institute for the Future. You should have some experience with data analytics and computational thinking, whether its programming, coding, or machine learning,Ž she says. Unfamiliar with data? Dont sweat it. You can easily gain or improve your data analytics skills by taking an online course on the subject.Social media literacyBetween Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and the like, social media is changing the way companies do business, which is why its important to not only understand how these tools work but also be able to use them effectively for business purposes. But many job seekers today still arent capitalizing on the wide-reaching effects of social media. Case in point: A recent Pew Research Center study found that only 21 percent of all U.S. adults use Twitter. Social media literacy is one of the top “ve skills I see employers seeking in new hires,Ž says Robin Colner, CEO of DigiStar Media, a digital and social marketing agency based in Harrison, New York. Job seekers that have developed robust online personal brands using social media and content marketing have a clear advantage over candidates that have limited experience with social marketing. I have seen “rst hand how individuals of all ages and career stages have obtained better jobs and advanced their careers by demonstrating competency with social media.Ž Salemi says one way to highlight your social media skills during a job interview is by describing how you use these websites. Are you using Twitter to stay on top of industry news and interact with thought leaders? What types of articles do you share on Facebook? Have you built a strong following on Instagram to show off your eye for the extraordinary? Your social media activity should serve a concrete purpose beyond being a cure for boredom.CreativityA global survey from the World Economic Forum found that creativity will be the third most important work skill„after complex problem solving and critical thinking„ by 2020. Why? Employers are always looking for people who can come up with fresh ways to approach their jobs,Ž Salemi says. Granted, most job interviews arent particularly conducive to demonstrating your creativity in real time. Thus, the best way to show you have a creative mindset is to talk about an innovative way you tackled a task in the past. Maybe you streamlined the production process for your department, or found a way to shrink the companys operating costs„those sorts of creative achievements are music to a hiring managers ears.ResilienceTrial and error is a recurring process in every industry„innovation depends on experimentation. As such, you need to be able to take a hit as well as a win. Employers want to see that you can thrive in tough situations,Ž Salemi explains. Thats why resiliency is one of the most coveted soft skills in todays job market, says Steele. While its similar to problem solving, resiliency is more focused on your ability to recover from setbacks. Instead of crumbling under pressure, you need to learn from failure and “nd ways to make the best of a bad situation.Good business senseAs more companies adopt ”at organization structures„breaking down silos between employees and executives„more employers are looking for people who understand basic business principles. Nowadays, individuals have to be able to understand how the entire company operates,Ž Jassal explains. Therefore, showing hiring managers that youre acquainted with the basic functions of other departments within the company can make you a signi“cantly more attractive job candidate.Willingness to learnThis may not seem like a skill per say, but willingness to learn new skills is one of the most compelling characteristics job seekers can possess today, Jassal says. Whether its through industry conferences, certi“cation courses, online classes, or Meetup Groups, you should always be taking steps to improve and gain new skills,Ž she says. Salemi agrees. Employers want to know: Do you have an appetite to learn new things? Do you stay on top of industry trends? Do you push yourself and take on tasks that are outside your comfort zone?Ž Those traits all re”ect your desire to enhance your skill set„making you a more valuable worker to any employer.These 7 work skills can make you more marketable to employers in 2018By DANIEL BORTZMONSTER CONTRIBUTOR WASHINGTON (AP) „ U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the governments overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth straight month, the government said. Average hourly pay ticked up, climbing 2.7 percent compared with a year earlier. The government also revised down its estimate of job growth for January and February by a combined 50,000. Still, over the past six months, employers have added a healthy average of 211,000 jobs, evidence that hiring in the United States remains strong and the economy on solid footing in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession. The pullback in hiring last month was likely payback for an explosive gain in February, economists said. Employers added 326,000 jobs that month „ the largest monthly haul in two years. Overall, looking through the volatility, employment growth is trending higher and wage growth is starting to heat up,Ž said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. Marchs tepid job gain may make it slightly more likely that the Federal Reserve will raise shortterm interest rates just twice more this year, rather than three more times. Last month, the Fed modestly raised its benchmark rate to a still-low range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. The Feds policymakers signaled at that meeting that a total of three rate increases were likely this year. But some economists have speculated that if further signs of rapid economic growth emerged, the Fed would raise rates faster to try to keep in”ation under control. The stock market fell sharply in mid-day trading, mostly in response to the latest round of threats by President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 400 points. Last months modest job gain may indicate that some employers want to hire more but are struggling to “nd the workers they need. A separate government report last month showed that there was nearly one open job for every unemployed person, the lowest ratio on records dating back two decades. Edward Daniel, chief executive of Metropolitan Health Services, says he has raised pay and sweetened bene“ts to try to “ll his 740-person companys roughly 80 open jobs. Daniels “rm, based in Herndon, Virginia, provides services to hospitals, such as valet parking and sitters,Ž who stay with elderly or mentally ill patients after theyve been sent home from operations. Across the board, hiring is a challenge,Ž Daniel said. His pay for sitters has increased from $10 to $12 an hour, mostly to keep up with raises at retailers and fast food restaurants. The company now offers a 401(k) to all employees after 30 days on the job and provides a prescription drug discount card. By June of next year, it plans to pay half its employees educational costs. Its a big change, Daniel said, from a decade ago, when the company offered no bene“ts at all. Since then, the companys business has grown steadily. Some of the drop-off in hiring for March was likely weather-related, with late spring snowstorms blanketing the Northeast, closing construction sites and potentially postponing shopping trips for spring clothes. Construction companies cut 15,000 jobs, the sharpest monthly drop in three years, after “ve months of big gains. Retailers shed 4,400. Hotels and restaurants added just 4,300 workers, the fewest in six months. Some higher-paying sectors still posted solid gains: Manufacturers added 22,000 jobs. Professional and business services, which include such “elds as accounting and architecture, gained 33,000. The U.S. economy appears to be sturdy, with the recovery from the 20082009 Great Recession now the second-longest expansion since the 1850s, when economists began tracking recessions and recoveries. Still, the expansion has been puzzlingly slow, with economic growth averaging just 2.2 percent a year „ about a percentage point below the historical average. But its durability has been broadly bene“cial. For example, a rising number of working-age Americans have begun looking for a job and “nding one, reversing a trend from the “rst few years after the recession when many of the unemployed grew discouraged and stopped looking for work. An increasing need to compete for workers may also “nally be lifting wages in some sectors. Yet the steady in”ux of new workers, which gives employers more hiring options than the low unemployment rate might otherwise suggest, may be holding back overall pay growth. Though the economy likely slowed in the “rst three months of this year, economists expect growth will rebound in the coming months. Macroeconomic Advisers, a consulting “rm, forecasts that the economy grew at just a 1.4 percent annual rate in the JanuaryMarch quarter „ less than half the 2.9 percent annual pace of the OctoberDecember quarter. But the “rm expects growth to rebound to a decent 3.1 percent annual pace in the current April-June quarter. Other reports indicate that growing optimism among businesses and consumers should help propel the economy in the months ahead. Businesses have stepped up their spending on manufactured goods, helping lift factory output. And last month, factories expanded at a healthy pace after having grown in February at the fastest rate since 2004, according to a private survey.Job market remains healthy despite slower hiring in MarchBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITER AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 14, 2018, le photo, Indiana Wesleyan University senior Courtney Kingma, left, thanks Jennie Hehe, community resource manager for Tangram.


Pete Gaylord has three pieces of advice for people diagnosed with Parkinsons disease: Dont hide the diagnosis Educate yourself, your family and your friends Dont consider it game over Gaylord, 62, has been dealing with Parkinsons for more than 20 years. He teaches classes associated with dealing with the disease at Bayfront Health Punta Gordas Wellness Center. His is a clear voice that speaks from experience on the subject. He sat down on a recent Wednesday after teaching a class in posture and balance to talk about Parkinsons. April is Parkinsons Awareness Month, and a big event is planned for April 14 in Sarasota. The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons Expo will be the largest, annually-held Parkinsons event in Florida, showcasing how to live well with Parkinsons. Parkinsons is a chronic, progressive movement disorder for which there is no known cause or cure. More than a million people in the United States suffer from it. There are different stages in the progression, but it generally causes tremors of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face, slowness of movement, stiffness in the limbs and impaired balance and coordination While the progression cant be stopped, it can be slowed. Medication is one way. Exercise in addition to medication is another. Gaylord is a living, breathing example of how to live well with the disease. The key to it is to try to curtail the progression of the disease,Ž he said. The two things that have served me very well are exercise and a sense of humor. Without a sense of humor, I dont think its doable.Ž The first step after diagnosis should be to get it out in the open to family and friends. Lots of people dont share the diagnosis with their family right away,Ž Gaylord said. Thats a big mistake, because when you share with your family, they know what youre dealing with. They have no idea if you dont tell them whats going on.Ž And thats where the second step comes in. Someone with a Parkinsons diagnosis needs to educate himself to learn that Getting a grip on ParkinsonsBy RUSTY PRAYFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT IF YOU GOWhat : The Parkinsons EXPO When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Where: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota Cost: No Charge More information: www.parkinsons | 11 DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeBill Hay, a Toronto resident who winters in Deep Creek, shared a tragic story that should concern all Canadian snowbirds from Ontario. In December of 2016, Hays friends Clare and Betty Thomas arrived from Toronto for their annual four-month winter vacation in North Fort Myers. Two days before Christmas, they attended dance class at Tamiami Village in the afternoon. Clare seemed to have a slight cough, but joined in the dancing,Ž Bill Hay recalled. That evening, he experienced breathing issues and Betty took him to Cape Coral Hospital, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted.Ž Further diagnosis indicated what Bill called a lazy epiglottis,Ž meaning that the cartilage at the back of Clares tongue was not sealing access to his windpipe as he swallowed, so Clare was equipped with a feeding tube to prevent food from getting into the lungs. Betty contacted their insurance company and Clares doctor in Toronto. All agreed that Clare should be ”own home by air ambulance Betty was advised to keep a carry on bag in the car and expect a call anytime to be at the airport on short notice,Ž Bill said. Lack of available hospital beds in Toronto and unfavorable ”ying conditions held up the process as the days dragged on. On Friday, Dec. 30, Bill and his wife visited Clare, who was comfortable but still using a feeding tube. He talked with us and smiled when we asked him what dance he wanted us to dance with him at our groups New Years Dance. He suggested he could handle Blue Rose,Ž Bill recalled The family doctor in Toronto kept urging them to bring Clare back to Canada, while his swallowing and congestion problems continued.Canadian hospital crisis affecting area snowbirdsMEARNS | 11 PHOTO PROVIDEDRegular housecleaning can remove many common allergy triggers and help alleviate symptoms. Knowing which common home improvemen t mistakes can aggravate allergies can help homeowners avoid them. Home renovation projects are done for several different reasons, whether to update styles, repair damaged or broken items or to achieve more living space. More than ever before, homeowners are choosing improvement projects geared toward making their homes healthier. Establishing a healthy home means different things to different people. For example, to an environmentalist, a healthy home may incorporate ecofriendly or green products. To those with young children or mobility-impaired seniors, a healthy home may be one free from potential hazards. Others may view a healthy home as one that alleviates allergies. The World Health Organizations says inadequate housing conditions, such as poor ventilation, radon, urban pollution, and moisture issues, can contribute to many preventable diseases and injuries „ especially respiratory problems, nervous system disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Furthermore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as a top “ve environmental risk to public health. EPA studies have found that indoor air pollution levels were roughly two to “ve times greater than outdoor pollution levels. People interested in making their homes healthier can embrace these renovations and lifestyle changes. € Be aware of furniture materials. Toxic PBDEs, which are chemicals used as ”ame retardants on furniture fabrics produced prior to 2006, can send toxins into the air. Some manufacturers may still use these ”ame retardants in new forms, but with similar risks. Before purchasing furniture, ask if a product is treated, and select naturally “re-resistant materials like wool and cotton. € Lighten up. Lighting is often underappreciated but can have a dramatic impact on whether a home feels Use renovations to create healthier homesPROVIDED BY MCC PHOTO PROVIDEDBe aware of furniture materials. Toxic PBDEs, which are chemicals used as ame retardants on furniture fabrics produced prior to 2006, can send toxins into the air. Some manufacturers may still use these ame retardants in new forms, but with similar risks. Before purchasing furniture, ask if a product is treated, and select naturally re-resistant materials like wool and cotton.HOMES | 5 Spring cleaning can alleviate allergiesAllergies affect people of all ages. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reports that allergic rhinitis affects between 10 and 30 percent of the worlds population. In addition, the prevalence of allergic diseases has risen in industrialized nations for more than 50 years. Seasonal allergies tend to be the strongest in spring and autumn. Allergies can be exacerbated by many factors, including in homes where improvements are being made. Regular housecleaning can remove many common allergy triggers and help alleviate symptoms. Knowing which common home improvement mistakes can aggravate allergies can help homeowners avoid them. Suit up Before any cleaning begins, allergy sufferers should don face masks and rubber gloves to prevent themselves from breathing in allergens or having them touch their hands, where they can be transferred to the face or elsewhere. Those cleaning should also wear clothes that can be easily removed and laundered after a days work. Clean windows singularly Prolonged exposure to outdoor allergens, such as pollen, mold or ragweed, can aggravate allergies. Therefore, if windows are being cleaned, do one at a time and then promptly close the window. Having the air conditioning running can help “lter the air as well. Use exhaust fans The AAAAI recommends using an exhaust fan in the kitchen and bathrooms to reduce the levels of moisture in these rooms and “lter out potential allergens and odors. 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Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 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 FitTrouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scienti“c concerns about coffee have eased in recent years, and many studies even suggest it can help health. At the minimum, coffee is neutral. If anything, there is fairly good evidence of the bene“t of coffee on cancer,Ž said Dr. Edward Giovannucci, a nutrition expert at the Harvard School of Public Health. The World Health Organizations cancer agency moved coffee off the possible carcinogenŽ list two years ago, though it says evidence is insuf“cient to rule out any possible role. The current ”ap isnt about coffee itself, but a chemical called acrylamide (ah-KRILL-ahmide) thats made when the beans are roasted. Government agencies call it a probable or likely carcinogen, based on animal research, and a group sued to require coffee sellers to warn of that under a California law passed by voters in 1986. The problem: No one knows what levels are safe or risky for people. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets acrylamide limits for drinking water, but there arent any for food. A cup of coffee a day, exposure probably is not that high,Ž and probably should not change your habit, said Dr. Bruce Y. Lee of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. If you drink a lot of cups a day, this is one of the reasons you might consider cutting that down.Ž Heres whats known about the risks.THE CHEMICALStart with the biggest known risk factor for cancer „ smoking „ which generates acrylamide In the diet, French fries, potato chips, crackers, cookies, cereal and other high-carbohydrate foods contain it as a byproduct of roasting, baking, toasting or frying. Food and Drug Administration tests of acrylamide levels found they ranged from 175 to 351 parts per billion (a measure of concentration for a contaminant) for six brands of coffee tested; the highest was for one type of decaf coffee crystals. By comparison, French fries at one fast food chain ranged from 117 to 313 parts per billion, depending on the location tested. Some commercial fries had more than 1,000. Even some baby foods contain acrylamide, such as teething biscuits and crackers. One brand of organic sweet potatoes tested as having 121 parts per billion.WHATS THE RISK?The probableŽ or likelyŽ carcinogen label is based on studies of animals given high levels of acrylamide in drinking water. But people and rodents absorb the chemical at different rates and metabolize it differently, so its relevance to human health is unknown. A group of 23 scientists convened by the WHOs cancer agency in 2016 looked at coffee „ not acrylamide directly „ and decided coffee was unlikely to cause breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer, and that it seemed to lower the risks for liver and uterine cancers. Evidence was inadequate to determine its effect on dozens of other cancer types.THE CALIFORNIA LAWSince 1986, businesses have been required to post warnings about chemicals known to cause cancer or other health risks „ more than 900 substances are on the states list today „ but whats a signi“cantŽ risk is arguable. Coffee sellers and other defendants in the lawsuit that spurred Thursdays ruling have a couple weeks to challenge it or appeal. The law has potential to do much more harm than good to public health,Ž by confusing people into thinking risks from something like coffee are similar to those from smoking, Giovannucci said. The International Food Information Council and Foundation, an organization funded mostly by the food and beverage industry, says the law is confusing the public because it doesnt note levels of risk, and adds that U.S. dietary guidelines say up to “ve cups of coffee a day can be part of a healthy diet. Dr. Otis Brawley, the American Cancer Societys chief medical of“cer, said, The issue here is dose, and the amount of acrylamide that would be included in coffee, which is really very small, compared to the amount from smoking tobacco. I dont think we should be worried about a cup of coffee.Ž Amy Trenton-Dietz, public health specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the California ruling contrasts with what science shows. Studies in humans suggest that if anything, coffee is protective for some types of cancer,Ž she said. As long as people are not putting a lot of sugar or sweeteners in, coffee, tea and water are the best things for people to be drinking.ŽWhat we know about cancer risk and coffeeBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITERFEELING FIT 2 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 Jacaranda Blvd., room 1283. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 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 941-376-9361 or visit the website at 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 941-376-9361 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 non-pro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties „ there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941-4743140 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.Overeaters anonymousOvereating a problem? Overeaters Anonymous offers free meetings at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-626-8969 for more information.Port Charlotte Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupThe group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at 2370 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. RSVP Linda Milo at 941-255-5043.Sex Addicts AnonymousSex Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step support group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsion and/or emotional dependency. No dues or fees. The meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Englewood and 7 p.m. in Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-222-0539 or email saaenglewood@gmail. com.Stroke 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.TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)The Punta Gorda Chapter meets at 9 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at the South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Association, 11200 1st Ave., Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-575-1161 or visit topschapter0828. or on Facebook: Tops Chapter 0828.Veterans supportThe 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 gulf, 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 941-575-7746 or Sara Benson at 941-5756765 to learn a little more about Celebrate Life. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 FEELING FIT 3 At the Cool Beans Cafe, a dollar buys a teacher or school staff member a freshly made cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoaand gets it delivered to their door. That dollar also has a big bene“t for the seventh-grade students with special needs who run the cafe at Poquoson Middle School. They get experience with job skills and social interactions outside a typical classroom environment. They really get a lot out of this,Ž said Heather Hopkins, the teacher who started the cafe and helps run it. When the cafe started, Hopkins was hands-on helping the students learn the job. Now, she ”oats around, offering occasional instructions. They can do this,Ž she said recently. It was kind of a sad day when they didnt need me anymore,Ž she said with a laugh. The “ve students who run the cafe all have a speci“c job. Teachers order online in advance, and Jake Mann, the supply manager, looks for the letters that identify the drink they want. He takes the proper K-Cup for a Keurig machine and puts it on a tray with a paper coffee cup, lid and drink sleeve with the full order on it. Braden Jobst, the barista, brews the coffee in one of the shops two Keurigs, often juggling multiple orders at a time. Alex Sarber, the barista assistant, adds the creamer, sugar, honey or whatever add-in the customer wants. The creamers are often seasonal, such as candy cane and peppermint ”avors during the winter. The “nished drinks are dropped off to a cart piloted by delivery driver J.J. Shibuya, who likes to go, beep, beep, beep,Ž when he backs up, mimicking the sound a truck would make. Jasmine Baker, the cashier, goes on the deliveries with J.J. and collects money and tips -cash and candy-from the customers. She also keeps track of the punch cards some customers have purchased, which gives them 11 drinks for $10. Hopkins started the coffee shop program this school year with a $1,600 grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The grant is focused on giving students an opportunity to practice selfdetermined behavior and independence. One of Hopkins main goals is to prepare the students for life after school. The students had to apply to work in the shop, and they change jobs every month and have to reapply again. Next year, she wants to introduce concepts such as wages and paying rent to make the connection between doing a job and how a person lives. Even though the shop runs like a business, theres plenty of opportunity to goof off. Jake, who loves to be in pictures, paused frequently to pose for photos and to admire the pictures on the wall depicting the shop employees. He also talked to the teachers about how he didnt like the pose he had to do for picture day. As Alex added cream and sugar to a drink, he and Hopkins bantered about the customer being “nicky and having a complicated order that he didnt want to mess up. From his experience at the cafe, he said hes started to enjoy helping his mom make coffee at home. For a coffee with four sugars, Hopkins jokingly told Braden to stick his pinky in it to make it extra sweet „ he knew better than to follow that instruction, though. The students take pride in the work and have showed off their operation at a School Board meeting and at a recent expo of instructional programs at Poquoson schools. Along with the positive experience of running the shop, the business supports some fun activities for the students. While the coffee purchases go to buying supplies, the tips pay for “eld trips. This year, the students took a trip to the movies to practice theater etiquette and also went to Chick-Fil-A to work on social skills at a restaurant. After the main service rush, the staff made and delivered their last cup of coffee. They knew to wait to make this order because the cafeteria monitor who would be drinking it didnt come in to work until later in the morning. After that “nal cup was sent out, the students clocked out and put their aprons away in work lockers before sitting in their desks, unwinding after another successful service.Special needs students serve up coffee, learn life skillsBy JOSH REYESDAILY PRESS TNS PHOTOBraden Jobst pours water into a Keurig while working at Poquoson Middle Schools Cool Beans Cafe on Thursday morning, March 29, 2018. Special needs students run all aspects of the coee shop, which gives them experience with job skills and social interactions outside a typical classroom environment. At a time when the country seems hopelessly divided, health of“cials are here to remind us of something that unites Americans from all walks of life: deaths tied to opioid overdoses. A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some alarming new statistics about the opioid epidemic that claims the lives of 115 Americans each day. Researchers from the CDCs National Center for Injury Prevention and Control examined data on fatal overdoses from the 31 states that made reliable reports of drug-related causes of death to the CDCs National Vital Statistics System. The District of Columbia was included as well. The picture that emerges is of a public health crisis that touches just about every segment of the country. From 2015 to 2016, opioid-involved deaths increased in males and females and among persons aged 15 years, whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians/Paci“c Islanders,Ž the researchers wrote. Deaths involving synthetic opioids increased in every subgroup examined.Ž Their “ndings appear in Fridays edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heres a by-thenumbers look at how the opioid epidemic is evolving. € 42,249: The number of accidental opioid overdose deaths in the United States in 2016. That “gure represents 66 percent of all drug overdose deaths that year. € 13.3: The ageadjusted rate of opioid overdose deaths in 2016. That means that for every 100,000 Americans, 13.3 died from taking a powerful dose of opioids. By adjusting for age, researchers can estimate how many deaths there would have been if every state had the same age distribution of residents. Then they can make comparisons between states that skew younger and states with a higher proportion of elderly people. € 27.9 percent: Thats how much the opioid overdose death rate increased in just one year, between 2015 and 2016. In 2015, there were 10.4 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 people. € 56.1 percent: The increase in fatal opioid-related overdoses among Americans categorized as non-Hispanic blacks between 2015 and 2016. That was the biggest increase seen in any racial or ethnic group. Asians and Paci“c Islanders came in second at 36.4 percent, followed by Latinos at 32.6 percent. Among whites, the opioid-related overdose death rate increased by 25.9 percent, and among Native Americans it rose 14.9 percent. € 43.4: For every 100,000 residents of West Virginia, thats how many died in 2016 after overdosing on an opioid. It was the highest age-adjusted death rate among the states with reliable data. Other states with high death rates included New Hampshire (35.8 deaths per 100,000 people), Ohio (32.9 deaths per 100,000 people), the District of Columbia (30 deaths per 100,000 people), Maryland (29.7 deaths per 100,000 people) and Massachusetts (also 29.7 deaths per 100,000 people). € 4.9: The opioid overdose death rate for Texas. This was the lowest rate among the states in the study. € 10.6 percent: Thats the nationwide increase in deaths caused by prescription opioid medications. In 2015, there were 15,281 such deaths; by 2016, that there were 17,087. € 100 percent: The nationwide increase in fatal overdoses linked to synthetic opioids other than methadone. In other words, the death rate associated with these drugs doubled between 2015 and 2016. € 200 percent: Thats how much the death rate due to synthetic opioids increased among Latinos and Asians and Paci“c Islanders between 2015 and 2016. In other words, it tripled. € 4: The number of times the CDC report mentions illicitly manufactured fentanyl, or IMF. The researchers said IMF is highly potentŽ and is probably fueling the spike in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids. IMF is now being mixed into counterfeit opioid and benzodiazepine pills, heroin, and cocaine, likely contributing to increases in overdose death rates involving other substances,Ž they wrote. € 4.9 percent: For every 100,000 people living in the United States, thats how many died of a heroin overdose in 2016. The rate was nearly 20 percent higher in 2016 than it was in 2015. € 17.3: The death rate due to heroin overdoses in the District of Columbia. At the other end of the spectrum were Oklahoma and Hawaii, both of which had 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people. € 3: The number of wavesŽ in the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, according to the CDC researchers. The “rst wave began in the 1990s, a result of prescription pain medications. The second wave followed in 2010, marked by fatal overdoses of heroin.The current wave can be traced to the rise of IMF and other synthetic opioids, beginning in 2013. By 2016, these drugs were responsible for 45.9 percent of all opioid-related overdose deaths in the U.S.Opioid overdose deaths are still rising in nearly every segment of the country, CDC saysBy KAREN KAPLANLOS ANGELES TIMES ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY COTTAGELOVE WHERE YOU LIVE EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE 941.979.60232595 HARBOR BOULEVARD PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA, 33952 LICENSE # AL 13075 adno=50531456


Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 I know that broccoli is good for me, but I dont know what to do with it or how it should be cooked?Ž Friends, in this column we will solve this often-asked riddle. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes cabbage, Bok choy, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauli”ower, turnip greens, and mustard greens. Cruciferous veggies offer powerful nutrients, each with its own combination of shared and unique vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, indoles, sulfur, and more. We are not talking here pre-cooked-tillunconsciousfrozen kind! Fresh or frozen raw broccoli is particularly bene“cial for eye health, helps lower the risk of cancer, reduce cholesterol levels, and is anti-in”ammatory. Certain substances in broccoli also aid in the bodys detoxi“cation. Broccoli provides high levels of vitamins C, K, and A, as well as potassium, boron and “ber. It also delivers signi“cant amounts of chromium, magnesium, lutein, Beta carotene, zeaxanthin, and folate. There are two main types of broccoli: Heading Broccoli-the classic kind-consisting of one large head of buds; and the Non-Heading Raab (Rapini) broccoli that has branching stems with small heads of buds. Both types come in a variety of cultivars and green or purple-green colors. When selecting broccoli, choose a “rm, dark green head. The stalk and leaves are equally nutritious and delicious. To use the stalk, peel the woody outer layer and trim the bottom. Cut the stalk into -inch slices and cook with the broccoli ”orets and leaves. It is best to buy organic broccoli, as it is nearly impossible to wash away toxic pesticides in between the tiny and dense bud clusters. Broccoli can be consumed raw added to salads, or as a snack dipped in a sauce. You can eat cooked broccoli plain, or mixed with other ingredients. Cooking the vegetable is preferably done by brie”y steaming. This quick and easy method best preserves color and texture, and more importantly, its vitamins and other substances which are particularly sensitive to heat. Not recommended is boiling broccoli immersed in water or oven-baking, including in casseroles. Unearth the goodness of broccoli and reap its enormous bene“ts. Here are some easy and delicious recipes for you to try „ enjoy. Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor. She is a blogger for the American Get up close and personal with broccoli MISSION NUTRITION Judy E. Buss BROCCOLI SALAD (2 servings) 4 cups small broccoli florets 1 thick slice smoked turkey, chopped or cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons raisins 2-1/2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds DRESSING: 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon dried tarragon Salt and pepper to taste Steam broccoli about 7 minutes, until tendercrisp, then coarsely chop. Let cool if serving cold. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Add turkey, raisins, and broccoli and mix gently. Just before serving, mix in sunflower seeds. Serve warm or cold. LEMON-GARLIC BROCCOLI SIDE (2 servings) 3 cups broccoli florets and peeled sliced stalk 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons lemon juice teaspoon cayenne pepper powder Salt and pepper to taste Steam broccoli about 7 minutes, until crisptender. Gently rinse with cold running water for five seconds to halt the cooking process. Meanwhile, in a skillet heat oil and garlic over medium heat. When garlic begins to sizzle, stir constantly for 30 seconds. Remove skillet from stove. Add zest, juice, cayenne, salt, and pepper to the garlic. When the broccoli is done, gently stir into the garlic mixture. Serve warm or cold. PASTA AND BROCCOLI IN TANGY CAPER SAUCE (2 servings) 1 3/4 cups whole grain corkscrew (rotini) pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups broccoli florets teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons small capers, drained, or chopped olives Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Steam broccoli about 7 minutes until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, prepare lemon zest, juice, capers (or olives), salt, and pepper by the stove. When the broccoli is done, heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. When garlic begins to sizzle, reduce the heat to low and stir constantly 30 seconds. Add lemon juice, zest, capers (or olives), salt, and pepper and mix well. Gently stir in broccoli. Add broccoli mixture into the pasta, mix well and serve immediately. RECIPEFEELING FIT 4 A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. While there is no cure, a new study published in Cephalalgia journal in March shows single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new way to prevent migraine attacks. Its safe, easy to use and noninvasive. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and other major academic headache centers across the U.S. recently conducted the study that examined the effectiveness of using a single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation device to prevent migraine attacks. The eNeura SpringTMS Post-Market Observational U.S. Study of Migraine study, also known as ESPOUSE, instructed participants to self-administer four pulses with the device in the morning and four pulses at night over three months to prevent and treat migraine attacks as needed. Spring TMS stands for Spring transcranial magnetic stimulation or sTMS. The migraine brain is hyperexcitable, and basic science studies have demonstrated modulation of neuronal excitability with this treatment modality,Ž says Amaal Starling, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, who is “rst author of the study. Our study demonstrated that the four pulses emitted from this device twice daily reduce the frequency of headache days by about three days per month, and 46 percent of patients had at least 50 percent or less migraine attacks per month on the treatment protocol. This data is clinically signi“cant. Based on the current study and prior studies in acute migraine attack treatment, sTMS not only helps to stop a migraine attack, but it also helps prevent them.Ž For certain patients, treatment options for migraines, such as oral medications, are not effective, well-tolerated or preferred,Ž Dr. Starling adds. The sTMS may be a great option for these patients and allow doctors to better meet their unique needs.Ž The U.S. Food and Drug Administration already had approved the sTMS device for the acute treatment of migraine with aura. The FDA now has approved it to prevent migraine, as well.Study: Easy-to-use, noninvasive stimulation device can help prevent migraine attacksFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TNS PHOTOA new study published in Cephalalgia in March shows singlepulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new way to prevent migraine attacks that is safe, easy to use and noninvasive. 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 first six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, Arielle.Ball@FLHealth. gov or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee.thumm@gmail. com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA affiliate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has benefits for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318.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. SUPPORT GROUPS Participants receive study drug and all study-related care at no cost. Reimbursement for travel is available. Health insurance is not required.€ have had pink eye symptoms (redness, tearing or discharge from the eyes and eyes feeling itchy, irritated or sore) in at least one eye that started within the past 4 days. € are willing to take part in the study for up to 13 days € meet additional study criteria To “nd out more, and to see if you qualify, call: Medsol Clinical Research Center Harbor Professional Centre 3390 Tamiami Trail, Unit 205 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 1-877-445-0222CTM_A3 Patient Color Print Ad [V01 Global] Do you think you have Pink Eye?Adults and children may participate in a clinical research study if they: adno=50534188 2 0 1 8 0 4 0 8 o t e n c 2 8 p d f 1 0 7 A p r 1 8 2 0 : 3 9 : 3 7


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 inviting, warm and/or uplifting. Experiment with different types of bulbs and lighting “xtures to turn drab and dreary environments into brighter places. Lighting may improve mood and productivity. € Let the sun shine in. Modify window treatments to let more sunlight into the house. There is evidence that the sun, particularly UV light, is a potent bactericide. The Sunlight Institute advises that theres no harm in letting natural sunlight do its work, as bacteria within eight feet of low-intensity UV light can be killed in 10 minutes. € Inspect and service wood-burning appliances. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology has found regular inhalation of wood smoke limits immune activity and function, and anyone who burns wood indoors should be aware of these potential health risks. Ensuring proper ventilation of smoke and routinely cleaning the chimney can help cut down on particulate matter. € Turn to nontoxic cleaning products, pesticides and insecticides. Always opt for nontoxic, natural products when cleaning in and around the house. € Declutter the home. A cluttered, hectic space can affect emotions and mental state, never mind attracting dust and making a home harder to clean. Spending time in spaces that do not elicit stressful feelings is healthier and can help residents to rest and recharge. Making a home healthier can be on the list of this years renovation plans. HOMESFROM PAGE 1 to the growth of mold and mildew, which isnt healthy for anyone, including allergy sufferers, to breathe in. Invest in a HEPA “lter Vacuums with HEPA “lters can trap allergens that are so small that they pass through regular vacuum “lters. That means instead of containing them, these small particles are only being shot back into the air where they are easily breathed in. WebMD suggests vacuuming once or twice a week to keep carpets and ”oors as clean as possible. Plus, dont forget to vacuum upholstered furniture and drapes as well. Launder with hot water When it comes time to wash linens, do so in hot water, which can kill dust mites residing in sheets and blankets. Employ mattress covers to further protect against dust mite allergies. Shampoo smart Shampooing a carpet may cause moisture to become trapped in the carpet “bers, leading to increased dust mites or mold growth. Spotclean stains instead. Otherwise, hire a professional cleaner who will clean and dry the carpet as quickly as possible. Damp dusting is better When cleaning up dust or home renovation debris, use a damp cloth or a vinegar solution to wipe down surfaces. This helps trap small particles instead of sending them into the air. Treat mold issues Mold can trigger allergic reactions, so it is best to keep it out of a home. Solutions that contain at least 10 percent bleach can be effective at killing mold, but its best to prevent mold from growing entirely. That means keeping tabs of any moisture issues and addressing them immediately. Allergies can be problematic, but routine home cleaning in the right way can help alleviate symptoms.SPRINGFROM PAGE 1Wednesday, 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 Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www. 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 Of“ce 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 “nd 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 “nd solutions for relief. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941764-6577 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 941637-1655 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 “nd solutions for relief. Free. RSVP is required. Call 863-494-5965 to register. Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. „ Robotic-arm Assisted Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain. Speaker: Nicholas Connors, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. With robotic-arm assisted technology, Dr. Connors uses a patient-speci“c 3-D model to preplan your knee or hip replacement. During surgery, he guides the robotic-arm based on your patient-speci“c plan. This helps to focus on removal of the diseased bone„helping preserve healthy bone„and assists in positioning the replacement based on your anatomy. Experience the difference. Exclusively in Charlotte County at Bayfront Health. Free. Register at Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. „ Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the “rst critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show: Thursday, April 19, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. „ Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www. Saturday, April 21, 11a.m. to noon „ Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www. Monday, April 23, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. „ Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES Poisonous substances can be deadly. Many substances found in a typical home can be characterized as poisonous. While adults may know to avoid ingesting potentially toxic substances, curious youngsters rarely do, making household poisons an especially signi“cant threat to young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that roughly three million people swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance every year. Many of those people are under the age of “ve. Curiosity in youngsters is good, indicating that kids are interested in their surroundings and looking to learn how the world around them works. Nurturing that curiosity is important for kids development. But its also important that parents take steps to prevent curious kids from accessing any of the number of potentially poisonous substances found in a typical household. € Install safety latches or locks on cabinets and drawers. Safety latches or childproof locks can prevent curious youngsters from accessing cabinets, drawers and other areas where cleaning products, medicines and any substances that are toxic or potentially harmful may be stored. Latches and locks are an inexpensive way to prevent children from accessing harmful chemicals, but parents should periodically check the locks to ensure theyre all still working properly. € Store medications safely out of the reach of children. Young children may see their parents taking medication and mistakenly assume the pills are candy. Storing pills in locked cabinets, top dresser drawers and/or on the top shelves of medicine cabinets can keep curious youngsters intent on mimicking mom and dad from taking adult medications. Make sure medications also are stored in bottles with childproof caps just in resourceful youngsters manage to “nd pills or other medicines. € Take medicines out of kids view. When taking pills or medicine, parents should try to do so when children are not looking. Parents also can turn their backs before taking pills so kids cannot see them. € Discard old medications. Many people do not “nish their medications. Adults who do not intend to or need to “nish their medications should discard the pills once they stop taking them. Consult with prescription information papers to determine the safest way to dispose of unwanted and/or expired medications. Simply placing them in the garbage might not be safe, as curious kids may “nd old pills in bathroom or bedroom garbage cans and mistake them for candy. If necessary, parents can call their local police departments to see if they have a drug collection program. € Store lawn and garden items in locked sheds or on high shelves in the garage. Items used to tend to lawns and gardens, such as fertilizers, some plants and gas cans, should be stored where children looking for their toys, tricycles or bicycles cannot “nd them. In addition, items that are not poisonous but are potentially harmful, such as pruning shears, should be stored beyond kids reach. Many substances around the house can be harmful to curious children. Taking measures to safeguard kids from such substances can ensure they are not poisoned. 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Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 NEWS & NOTESFoundation for Parkinsons€ Port Charlotte Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and Parkinsons Power Hour: Murdock Baptist Church, 18375 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10. € North Port Parkinsons Wellness Club How to Maximize Your Hospital VisitŽ SMH North Port Medical Plaza (2nd Floor Conference Room) 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 11. € The Parkinsons Expo: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 14. Registration is required at € North Port Special Event, The Bene“ts of Gentle Movement and StretchingŽ with Cheryl Albright. Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 16. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Carisa Campanella. Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Karla Brody. Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 25. € Venice Parkinsons Wellness Club; How to maximize Your Hospital Visit.Ž Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 Tamiami Trail South, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on April 26. € Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD) Special Event: Voice Aerobics and Cognitive Exercise with Mary Spremulli, SLP, facilitated by Carisa Campanella; Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 26. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons Support Group Ask the DoctorŽ with Dr. Deborah Boland; Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 27.SHINE seeks volunteersSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is announcing an exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of elders and people with disabilities in Southwest Florida. The SHINE Program is seeking volunteers to assist Medicare bene“ciaries, their families, and caregivers in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. SHINE is an awardwinning information and counseling program that is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and operated locally by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL). SHINE volunteer counselors provide free, unbiased, con“dential Medicare counseling and other health insurance counseling and information to help Medicare bene“ciaries, their families, and caregivers understand their health care options. SHINE volunteers have the opportunity to perform a variety of functions, including providing counseling on Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, prescription drug plans, and long-term care planning. SHINE volunteers may also deliver educational presentations in the community and participate in health fairs and outreach events. Requirements to become a SHINE volunteer include an interest in assisting seniors and people with disabilities, along with basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills. A background in health care or insurance is not required. Specialized training and informational materials are provided to all SHINE volunteers. The ability to speak Spanish or other languages is helpful, but not necessary. Potential SHINE volunteers may contact Camilita Aldridge, SHINE Liaison, at 239-652-6900 for more information about volunteer opportunities or to apply. Volunteer applications can also be found at the State of Floridas SHINE website at www.” all bakersThe Homeless Coaition is actively training its culinary students in baking breads in the Bountiful Bakery.Ž The publics help is needed to make it a success. Donations of the following are needed: bread pans, brown sugar, eggs butter and coconut ”akes. Also volunteers that love to bake, contact Darcy Woods, Volunteer Coordinator at 941-6274313, ext. 134 or email Drop off donations, Monday thru Friday at the Homeless Coalition, 1476 Kenesaw St., Port Charlotte. All Bread Net Proceeds will bene“t programs at the Homeless Coalition.Healthy Life Center opens at Babcock RanchMembers of the new Healthy Life Center at Babcock Ranch can add to the communitys power grid by generating kinetic energy while working out, learn how stress may be affecting their health, or join a whole food, plant-based support group. Residents of the community and surrounding area needing physical therapy can now have their treatments at the Healthy Life Center, too. These are just a few of the innovations incorporated into the new health and wellness facility, which of“cially opened today in the communitys town center. The Healthy Life Center at Babcock Ranch provides the opportunity to advance community health by providing prevention and wellness services in a new growth sector of Southwest Florida that previously had limited access to care close to home,Ž says Dave Cato, Lee Health Chief of Outpatient Services. Josh Day, PT, DPT, will literally be the resident physical therapist when his house is completed in Babcock Ranch. Rehabilitation services offered at the Healthy Life Center include a wide variety of diagnoses, including neck and low back pain, Parkinsons disease, orthopedic needs, balance problems, deconditioning and various injuries. The new, two-story, 26,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art exercise equipment and certi“ed trainers giving members lots of choices for their workouts from strength machines, kinesis stations, treadmills (two self-powered), stairclimbers, rowers and free weights. Sixteen pieces of the new equipment, including ellipticals, variable striders, upright and recline bikes, have the ability to add kinetic power generated from the workout to the communitys power grid; the more you exercise, the more power generated! It will be tthe “rst in the nation when the energy storage and transfer is complete. medical testing treadmill can test direct oxygen utilization to determine aerobic “tness levels, which will help in designing custom programming for individuals. Each piece of aerobic equipment features its own HD television and has the ability to connect with other users in the same facility or even around the world. The group exercise room includes stationary cycles that are fully interactive, offering virtual rides with high-impact graphics, and display heart rates and effort levels during class. The functional activity room features machines and equipment that encourage members to use movements such as pressing, pulling and stepping motions. A Pilates room features two clinical reformers with towers to enable private sessions as well as small groups. Members will also have access to the Olympic-size lap pool and multi-use hhalf court. Focusing on wellness and sustainable living, the Healthy Life Center also includes educational programming. Upcoming programs, free of charge and open to the public, include: € Tuesday, April 10: Natural Medicine Cabinet Solutions Using Essential Oils (Make and Take) € Tuesday, April, 17: Whole Food Plant Based Food Living Group € Thursday, April 26: Is Unexpressed Stress Affecting Your Health? € Thursday, April 26: Revitalizing Breathwork Group Session The communitys “rst primary care and medical specialty services will open in the summer, provided by Lee Physician Group. Occupational and speech therapy services are planned, and will be added as needed.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.Bling & Bags BingoFlorida Skin Center will sponsor Bling & Bags Bingo, a fundraiser for the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 11 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, Inc., 4420 Flagship Drive, Fort Myers. Bling & Bags Bingo was created with the Florida Skin Center audience in mind, which means that we are helping to keep our patients safe, not just from skin diseases, but from emotionally in”uential harm,Ž Dr. Badia said. We are beyond privileged to assist the Childrens Advocacy Center in their efforts to better serve an incredible community, as well as make such a profound difference in the lives of young people.Ž This annual event targets college-educated professional and executive-level women between the ages of 35 and 50. Expected to attract about 250 people, Bling & Bags Bingo includes a buffet dinner, lavish Chinese auction baskets, silent auction for luxury items, and 16 Bingo game cards to win “ne jewelry and designer bags. The fundraiser is $50 per person, with 200 tickets available at Groups of up to ten people can be accommodated.Earth Day eventAll are invited to a very special Earth Day event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Congregational United Church of Christ located at 1201 Aqui Esta, Punta Gorda. Terry L Root, Professor Emerita at Stanford University, will make her presentation Climate Change: Changingƒ Wellƒ Everything.Ž Dr. Root was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change 4th Assessment Report that in 2007 was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore. Also, she was lead author for the 3rd Assessment Report (2001) and a Review Editor for the 5th Assessment Report (2014). In addition to other honors, Dr. Root was awarded the Spirit of Defenders Award for Science by Defenders of Wildlife in 2010. She has served on the National Audubon Board of Directors since 2010. Dr. Root earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of New Mexico, her masters degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, and her doctorate in Biology from Princeton University. She was a professor at the University of Michigan for 14 years and Stanford University for 15 years. She now resides in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Roots presentation is being co-hosted by the Social Justice Team of Congregational United Church of Christ and Citizens Climate Lobby, Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Chapter. Citizens Climate Lobby is a national, non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to creating the political will for a more sustainable planet. This evednt is free and a reception and refreshments will follow.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 line-up of national thought leaders discussing topics relevant to living well with this disease. Presenters will address motor symptoms, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, the role of dance and exercise, how to navigate the later stages of Parkinsons, and future therapies. There will also be a panel of physicians discussing current medications. Exhibitors from area hospitals, home care agencies, Parkinsons exercise resources, medical marijuana dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies and local non-pro“ts will be available for our community to interact with. The Parkinsons Expo is free to the public but registration is required for admission. Please visit www.neurochallenge. org to register for the Parkinsons Expo or call 941-926-6413 for more information. 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 PHOTO PROVIDEDSarasota Medical Alliance Foundation board members present a phone charging station to Englewood Community Hospital for this years celebration of Doctors Day. The Foundation has been involved with creating and sustaining impactful health projects in Sarasota County since 1947. Left to right: Craig McAskill, M.D., Chief Medical Ocer, Kathleen Pace MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Ocer/Chief Operating Ocer, Erin Lilly, President, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation, Valerie Powell-Staord, C.E.O., Englewood Community Hospital and Cimmie Baran, Board Member/ Doctors Day Chair, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation. Englewoods celebration of Doctors Day NEWS | 7FEELING FIT 6 WANTED 20 SENIORS!With little or no musical experience.>More6 WEEKS OF MUSIC LESSONS ONLY $20! adno=50534186 Weve Taught Thousands to Play! Includes all class materials, guest membership to all music club activities and FREE studio time! Learn the basic fundamentals of any keyboard style instrument. Our Promise: YOULL LEARN TO PLAY 6 SONGS IN 6 WEEKSPort Charlotte1441 Tamiami Trail941-621-3431Town Center Mall (near Sears)


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For more information, visit or call 941-505-9642.National Park RX 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 or call 941-505-9642.Earth Day CelebrationCelebrate Earth Day 2017 with The Yoga Sanctuary and the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, 5800 Riverside Dr., Punta Gorda, as they host yoga on the beautiful Garden greens. This donation-based outdoor class will be held on the lawn surrounding the main Garden sculpture, Steel Palm. The class will be held from 5 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. A donation of $15 is recommended. As there is limited parking, pre-registration for this event is helpful, but not required. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Memory Mobile eventThe Gathering Place Adult Day Care Center, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte, will host a Alzheimers Association Memory Mobile and virtual Dementia tour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. RSVP is required at 941-766-1886. Free food for everyone, free virtual Dementia toursfeaturing Pam Polowski, CDP, facility tours for families/ caregivers and memory education and care consults on the Memory Mobile -Alzheimers Association.Yoga for InsomniaThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda will host yoga for insomnia from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Cost is $35 per person. This workshop will give you simple and effective yoga remedies that you can easily use at home to improve your sleep and feel better in your day. No prior yoga experience necessary. For more information, visit or call 941-505-9642.Community Yoga classThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda, will host a community yoga class to bene“t Charlotte Local Educational Foundation (CLEF) and Take Stock in Children from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Every donation made through the Giving Challenge between noon May 1 and noon May 2 will be matched, thereby doubling your donation. CLEF is the lead agency for Take Stock in Children, a statewide mentoring and college advocacy program. Following this short talk, you will then be led through an all levels yoga class. Note: minimum credit card donation is $25. Donations can be made at www. givingpartnerchallenge. org. Computers will be available at the event to make your donation. Cash donations will also be accepted at the event. All the proceeds fund Take Stock in Children college scholarships. For more information, visit www. or call 941-505-9642.Yoga with Essential OilsThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda, will host yoga with essential oils from 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Explore the refreshing, relaxing, and restorative effects of yoga practiced with essential oils. Each participant will receive a sample oil to take home and experiment with on your own. This workshop is open to everyone. Cost is $45. For more information, visit or call 941-505-9642.Suicide prevention movie to be shownTo help draw attention to this issue, CBHC is hosting a special screening of the new inspirational documentary Suicide the Ripple Effect,Ž which will be followed by an engaging discussion on the topic with a panel of experts. This event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at Regal Town Center Stadium 16, located in the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. The “lm chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Amazingly, he survived. Since then, Kevin has been on a mi ssion … using his story to help others “nd recovery and stay alive. The “lm also features some of the worlds leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others “nd the hope they need to stay alive. our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated “nancial cost of suicide is over 51 billion dollars annually. Tickets are $12.50 each (includes a $2.50 processing fee from the Stadium) and can be reserved at They can also be purchased on CHBCs website at www.cbhc”.org/events. Limited seating is available.Cancer Support MinistryFirst United Methodist Church offers a scripturally based cancer support ministry to anyone affected by this life altering diagnosis. Whether you are new diagnosis or have been battling for a long time, the cancer ministry provides a place where people who understand the treatment journey are available to help, listen and support patients, as well as survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Support Ministry meets the “rst Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 9 at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. All adult cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend, regardless of cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman1562@comcast. net.LOUD Crowd classesThe LOUD Crowd classes meet every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave, Punta Gorda. No fee. New member are requested to contact 941-204-1515 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 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 www.wccfam. com 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. 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. NEWSFROM PAGE 6


Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 In a recent study, authors from Lee Health demonstrated that utilizing T2Dx diagnostic technology improved care for patients suspected of sepsis and reduced costs. Authored by Lee Health pharmacists Megan Patch, Pharm.D, Emily Weisz, Pharm.D, and Sandy Estrada, Pharm. D, the study was published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. The study found that patients suspected of a candida infection that were tested on the new technology received targeted therapy in only six hours compared to conventional testing practices that took 28 hours „ more than 4.5 times faster. Lee Health was the “rst health system in Florida to adopt the T2Dx Instrument and the T2Candida Panel, which detects candida, one of the deadliest sepsis-causing nfections. By using the new instrument, Lee Health clinicians were able to reduce empiric antifungal therapy for patients that did not have a candida infection, which led to savings in pharmacy costs. Due to the more targeted use of antifungals, the average duration of therapy was reduced by four days, discontinued after a single dose or avoided altogether in 58.4 percent of patients. This data demonstrates that innovation at Lee Health is leading to improved care for our patients and also reducing costs,Ž said John Armitstead, Lee Health System Director Pharmacy. The testing is helping to get our patients suspected of sepsis on the right therapy faster.Ž The new technology provides species-specific results in three to five hours without a blood culture, compared to two to six or more days for blood culture-reliant testing. In addition, it detects over 90 percent of infections, while blood culture misses approximately half of candida infections. Learn more at www. Health pharmacists author study on new test leading to faster therapy and reduced costsProvided by PAT DOLCELEE HEALTHFEELING FIT 8 The Rotary Club of Murdock made two donations on Thursday, April 5. The “rst to the Gift of Life in the amount of $1,000 and second to The Wheelchair Foundation also in the amount of $1,000. The Gift of LifeŽ mission is to provide hope to children with heart disease from developing countries, regardless of their gender, creed, or national origin, by supporting autonomous Gift of Life programs in an effort to care for these children in need and to coordinate the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery, catheterization and aftercare programs in select countries through the empowerment of local healthcare professionals. Gift of Life is a Rotarian-based nonpro“t organization which consists of 80 autonomous Gift of Life programs in 79 countries across “ve continents. Thanks to the participation of 241 Rotary Clubs and 52 Rotary Districts around the world, Rotary Global Grants have become a major funding source for Gift of Life International and its af“liated programs. Through this partnership with Rotary, we are able to maximize our impact in providing care to children in need. Since 2013, more than $7.1 million in Rotary Grants have helped to heal little hearts around the world.The Rotary Club of Murdock is making a differenceProvided by Walt Powers Rotary Club of Murdock Florida PHOTO PROVIDEDMurdock Club President, Paul Rizzo (left) and Club Treasurer, Walt Powers (right) are presenting a check to Don & Sue Thomas as a $1,000 donation to Gift of Life. Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941240-8989 or marcscohen@ 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@ 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.Lung 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. SUPPORT GROUPSHeart and brain activity are routinely measured through the skin with adhesive electrodes. But diagnosing gastric diseases may require patients to endure a tube stuck through the nose, down the throat and into the stomach. Scientists led by UC San Diego researchers say they have a better option for these patients. Theyve invented a stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack. The prototype picks up the stomachs electrical signals through 10 electrodes stuck to the belly. Stomach activity changes with meals, sleep and other daily routines. Interruptions of these normal patterns can signal disease. Because it can be worn for up to 24 hours, those being monitored can go about their day without being con“ned to a hospital or doctors of“ce. Its paired with a smartphone app, so wearers can record their activities to associate with the devices readout. More work is being done to re“ne the device to improve patient care, said Todd Coleman, a UCSD bioengineering professor. This perhaps could be done by licensing it for commercialization. Children who wouldnt tolerate getting a tube through their nose without sedation are prime subjects for this technology, Coleman said. He led the study with Armen A. Gharibans, a bioengineering postdoctoral researcher in Colemans lab. The device was tested on 11 children who had simultaneously undergone monitoring via a catheter inserted through the nose, and one adult. The wearable device yielded useful and reliable data on stomach activity, the study found. Published March 22 in Nature Scienti“c Reports, it can be found at stomachmonitor. Adults can also bene“t from the continuous monitoring the device provides, he said. A lot of these disorders are transient,Ž Coleman said. Pains are not always there, and likewise for nausea.Ž In addition, it may not be easy to tell if gastrointestinal problems are what they appear on the surface, or a manifestation of mental stress. Is this basically a brain problem manifesting in the gut? Or do you have something fundamentally wrong with your gut?Ž Coleman said. We think that our technology has the potential to disambiguate that, which is huge because the treatments are very different.ŽDOCTORS AND ENGINEERSThis marriageŽ of engineering and medical specialists was necessary to make a workable prototype, Coleman said. By working side by side, engineers and physicians can identify and overcome obstacles in developing solutions to medical problems, he said. Personal motivation also made the project possible, said Coleman, whose father died of pancreatic cancer. It turns out he lost his mother, who passed before I was born, to stomach cancer,Ž Coleman said. So it was rather personal.Ž That motivation also fueled research funder Larry Smarr, a prominent UCSD physicist-futurist and father of Benjamin Smarr. The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having “rst assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Coleman said he had bonded with Smarr over the years, sharing a common interest in applying data and engineering principles to medicine, and the gastrointestinal system in particular. When I “rst got to UCSD, a lot of people looked to me as a person who builds these miniaturized sensors,Ž Coleman said. Larry came to realize that my original background is really data science and data analytics. And so when he saw some of the innovative things that we were doing, he and I just realized that were two birds of the same feather.ŽMEETING CHALLENGESStarting around 2012, Coleman researched previous attempts to develop noninvasive gastrointestinal monitoring. Knowledge of why these attempts failed helped the team solve these pitfalls, Coleman said. While the GI system is controlled by detectable electrical impulses, these are far fainter than the hearts electrical signals. That makes readouts prone to interference by the bodys other electrical signals. So extracting enough usable data proved to be a challenge. Armen Gharibans was a new PhD student in my group and I made him aware of this highrisk, high reward idea of trying to modernize assessment of the gut by monitoring its electrical rhythms,Ž Coleman said. He also said he had a hunch that previous efforts had failed because there was not a close cohesion between engineers and physicians. A seamlessŽ team encompassing those disciplines might address the problem. Keep in mind that at the time, this was not a sexy research area and virtually no one in the clinical community was using this readout. I applaud Armens willingness to nonetheless take this risk, congratulate him on his outstanding work, and am relieved that the bet paid off,Ž said Coleman.Wear this on your tummy and call me in the morningBy BRADLEY J. FIKESTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOA wearable device attached to the belly measures stomach activity. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 33 FEELING FIT 9 Do we continue to add new neurons to our brain circuitry throughout our lives? Or does our neuron count remain “xed once we reach adulthood? The scienti“c debate rages on. In a report published Thursday in Cell Stem Cell, scientists from Columbia University present new evidence that our brains continue to make hundreds of new neurons a day, even after we reach our 70s, in a process known as neurogenesis. To come to this conclusion, lead author Dr. Maura Boldrini, a research scientist at Columbia Universitys department of psychiatry, and her colleagues looked at the brains of 28 deceased people aged 14 to 79. Their goal was to see whether aging affects neuron production. Previous research had shown that neurogenesis slows down in aging mice and nonhuman primates. Boldrinis group wanted to see whether a similar pattern occurred in humans. In each brain sample the researchers looked for evidence of neurons in various stages of development, including stem cells, intermediate progenitor cells that would eventually become neurons, immature neurons that had not fully developed, and new neurons. The team looked only at the hippocampus, in part because it is one of the few areas of the brain that previous research has shown can produce new neurons into adulthood. This region is involved in emotional control and resiliency, as well as memory, Boldrini said. In all their samples the researchers found similar numbers of neural progenitor cells and immature neurons, regardless of age. This led them to conclude that the human brain continues to make neurons even into old age. However, the researchers did uncover some differences in the brains of young people and older people. Speci“cally, they found that development of new blood vessels in the brain decreases progressively as people get older. They also discovered that a protein associated with helping new neurons to make connections in the brain decreased with age. We dont “nd fewer of the new neurons or fewer of the progenitors of new neurons, but we “nd that new neurons might make fewer connections,Ž Boldrini said. This might explain why some older people suffer from memory loss or exhibit less emotional resiliency, she said. These new “ndings were published one month after a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco reported in Nature that it was unable to “nd any evidence of neurogenesis after adolescence in humans at all. In an email statement, that group, which works out of developmental neuroscientist Arturo Alvarez-Buyllas lab, said that while they found the new studys evidence of declining blood vessel growth in the adult hippocampus interesting, they are not convinced that Boldrini and her colleagues found conclusive evidence of adult neurogenesis. Based on the representative images they present, the cells they call new neurons in the adult hippocampus are very different in shape and appearance from what would be considered a young neuron in other species, or what we have observed in humans in young children,Ž they wrote. They added that in their study, they looked not just at protein markers associated with different types of cells, as Boldrini and her team did, but also performed careful analysis of cell shape and structure using light and electron microscopes. That revealed that similarly labeled cells in our own adult brain samples proved to be neither young neurons nor neural progenitors, but rather non-neuronal glial cells expressing similar molecular markers,Ž they wrote. Boldrini points out that the two groups were working with very different samples. She and her team examined more than two dozen ”ash-frozen human brains, which were donated by families of the deceased at the time of death. The brains were immediately frozen and stored at minus-112 degrees Fahrenheit, which keeps the tissue from degrading. The other research team received brain samples from hospitals in China, Spain and the U.S., and the brain tissue they examined had not been preserved in the same way. Boldrini said the chemicals that were used to “x the brains could have interfered with their ability to detect new neurons. She also noted that while both groups were looking for signs of neurogenesis in the hippocampus region of the brain, her group had access to the entire hippocampus while the UCSF team was looking at thin slices of the tissue representing a small fraction of the brain. In science, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence,Ž she said. If you cant “nd something it doesnt mean that it is not there 100 percent.Ž The debate continues.Scientists find signs of new brain cells in adults as old as 79By DEBORAH NETBURNLOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO PROVIDEDA newborn neuron (upper left) in the brain of an older adult.In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chiles Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins. It had 10 pairs of ribs-two fewer than the normal human complement-and an elongated skull with a pronounced point. Despite its diminutive size, the proportion of its limbs and torso suggested this was a human. Was this a stillborn baby? A nonhuman primate of some sort? An alien being? Now, genetic science has given these mummi“ed remains a species (Homo sapiens), a gender (female), an age (she probably died shortly after birth) and as many as 52 genetic clues to her extreme physical abnormalities (her bones appear to have aged at an accelerated pace). Not surprisingly, it has also narrowed her ancestry to a mix of peoples typical of those who settled the remote corner of Chile in which her remains were lovingly tucked into a pouch. Her genes suggest her ancestry was largely European and, to a lesser extent, East Asian. The mummi“ed skeleton has been called Ata,Ž and, starting roughly four years ago, researchers from Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco isolated and puri“ed its DNA from marrow inside its tiny, preserved bones. Then they put a new generation of genetic sequencing technology to work. Some of the genetic mutations they found have not been recorded before „ not so surprising in a “eld in which the function of most genes, and of whole genetic regions, remains a mystery. Some mutations were probably carried and bequeathed by one parent only. Others appear to have been contributed by both. Still other mutations may have arisen spontaneously-a mystery that, in the absence of Atas parents genes, will probably endure. But among the welter of mutations they found were a half-dozen or more abnormalities in genes known to be associated with conditions such as dwar“sm, scoliosis and musculoskeletal abnormalities. During fetal development, and possibly in the few days of life she probably survived, those appear to have caused her bones to fuse and age at an unusual pace. By the time she succumbed, probably to breathing or feeding dif“culties or complications of a likely premature birth, the infants bones and the ways in which they had fused gave her the skeletal structure of a child between 6 and 8 years old. The number of mutations affecting bone structure and growth was well beyond what youd expect by chance,Ž said Stanford researcher Garry Nolan, the “rst academic researcher to be called in on the Ata case. The authors of the study, published Thursday in the journal Genome Research, speculated that the nitrate mining that had drawn settlers to the region in which Ata was found may have exposed her pregnant mother to some environmental toxin that contributed to the genetic wreckage. But it may as easily have been a chance event. When it came to genetic mutations affecting the structure and growth of bones, said Nolan, the child won a sort of grim lottery, which unfortunately was a death sentence.Ž Its rare „ very, very rareŽ to “nd so many mutations related to the same systems in a single person, he said. But if you roll the dice enough times youre going to come up snake eyes. And thats what happened with this unfortunate child.Ž Nolan was “rst asked by a documentary “lmmaker to consult on the case of Atas remains, which had made their way into a private collection in Barcelona, Spain. The producers of the “lm, titled Sirius,Ž suggested it was evidence of alien life on Earth. This ended up on our doorstop like a basket,Ž said Nolan, who directs the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes Proteomics Center for Systems Immunology at Stanford. It “rst was a curiosity. Then, it became a learning opportunity, a chance to ask questions without presupposing an answer.Ž The remains of a child like Ata do arouse intense curiosity, but they also teach scientists some valuable lessons about genetics, says Dr. Atul Butte, who conducted the genetic sequencing and co-authored the new study. Kids come in all the time now with unusual syndromes, and we use genetic analysis to help explain what were seeing,Ž said Butte, a professor of medicine and expert in pediatric genetic diseases at UC San Francisco. Most of the time were looking for one gene thats gone wrong.Ž What geneticists are learning, Butte said, is that you shouldnt stop at one. There might be many mutationsŽ that contribute to an observed abnormality. It happens, as Atas case demonstrates. We tend to love Occams razor,Ž the philosophical principle that challenges scientists to look for the simplest solution to a problem, Butte said. But maybe theres more than one thing wrong.Ž Nolan, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, sees other lessons emerging from Atas tiny remains. By offering evidence for the combined effects of recognized genetic mutations, the study of Ata might guide medical scientists in devising ways to grow bone more quickly. Or it may prompt geneticists to devise a prenatal test that could diagnose some or all of Atas abnormalities at the fetal stage, he said. Nolan said it certainly gives scientists an instructive case study in one of genetic sciences thorniest problems: how to align what they “nd in the genes with the traits they see in the person (in scienti“c parlance, how to link genotype with phenotype). Butte is deeply cautious about scientists ability to do that anytime soon. In his day job, he has seen a single genetic mutation in children with grievous abnormalities, and mutations in entire chunks of DNAŽ in children with few, if any, negative effects. I still dont think we understand how unusual normal humans can be,Ž Butte said. There still could be very many differences in humans than we understand. If its not humbling it should be humbling. Were not even close to that yet.ŽMystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with a combination of rare genetic defectsBy MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO PROVIDEDLess than 6 inches long, this humanoid skeleton was found in 2003 in Chile. Genetic sequencing has established it belonged to a human female who likely died soon after birth, but whose bones had aged prematurely. Lung Cancer Support GroupThe group meets on the fourth ”oor of the Medical Of“ce Building on the Bayfront Health Campus, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, at 2 p.m. There is no cost and no preregistration required. Speaker schedule: € April 10: Hospice; € May 8: Denise Leazenby-Respiratory Therapist; € June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-637-9575 or email icgarg@embarqmail. com.The Charlotte Prostate Support GroupThe Charlotte Prostate Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite #493, Port Charlotte. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, M.D., representing 21st Century Oncology. Dr. Dosoretz will host a question and answer session about radiation oncology. A cancer diagnosis is not required for attendanceƒ many of our members have other prostate issues. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital. This will be the last meeting until Oct. 19.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. 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Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 One of the goals of your “tness program should be to develop and maintain adequate levels of muscular strength. In addition to increasing strength and muscle mass, other bene“ts of your participation in a well planned and executed muscle strengthening program are the following: € An improvement in the performance of your daily tasks. € Delaying or preventing the onset of osteoporosis. € Reducing your risk of injuries. € Preventing or managing low-back pain. The results of several studies have shown strength training to be of great importance to seniors. In general, seniors who participate regularly in a safe and well planned strength training program seem to maintain strong and well de“ned muscles. The key to strengthening a muscle or muscle group is to have that muscle or muscle group perform against workloads that are above those normally encountered. This is the principle of overload. The workload should be increased periodically until a desired maximum is reached. This is the principle of progressive resistance. You should always begin your strength training session with a warm up period. Also, when starting the program, it is best to begin with light weights and high repetition (e.g.: 12 reps). After a month or so you may then emphasize high poundage (heavier weights) and lower reps (six to eight reps). In addition to the above, the following are also important: € It is always best to work the larger groups of muscles before conditioning the smaller ones. In addition, your routine (selected exercises) should be arranged so that no one muscle group is exercised twice in succession. € Your weight training session should be conducted 3 times each week or every other day. The seriousŽ bodybuilder may increase the number of days. € The intensity of the exercises performed is also important. Muscles are conditioned best when a weight that can only be lifted between 6 and 8 times is used and when the six to eight repetition (one set) is performed three times. € Working your muscles and not permitting them to recuperate properly is one sure way of weakening them and, quite possibly, causing them to decrease in mass. Your muscles, like you, require food and rest if they are to grow and be made strong. Make use of a balanced diet with some emphasis placed on protein foods. € It is often helpful to make use of the services of a competent trainer or other “tness professional. Have us help you reach your “tness goals. Visit the Cultural Center of Charlotte Countys Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte or call 941625-4175, ext. 263.Eective ways to strengthen and build your bodyBy GREGORY N. WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDGregory Whyte using the ab-crunchŽ bench.FEELING FIT 10 It was not all that long ago Sandy Fink, Karen Gonzalez and Robin Dale were among the hundreds of other parents in the Fox Valley struggling to understand their childrens opioid addictions. Middle-class, loving and involved mothers, they met faithfully once a week in a well-attended support group in Naperville with dozens of others struggling to stay a”oat in that same lifeboat: keeping their children alive while working to get themselves and the rest of their families as healthy as possible. Then in 2017, one after the other, their sons overdosed and died. Spencer Fink, who went to Neuqua Valley High School, was found dead in January in the bathroom of a halfway house in Florida, from an overdose of a heroin/fentanyl mix, his mother said. He was 26 and in his last year of law school. Bryan Gonzalez, a 29-year-old Columbia College grad and well-established musician and sound engineer, was found dead in June, also from fentanyl and heroin, in an abandoned garage in Chicago, his mother said. It was his third and “nal relapse after almost a year of sobriety. Matthew Dale, an Oswego High School grad who became a union pipe“tter, lost his life at age 26 a couple weeks before Christmas inside a car in Arizona, where hed started life anew after being clean for almost two and a half years. His mother only found out recently the of“cial cause of death was an accidental overdose from heroin. One by one, in six-month intervals, all three of their mothers became graduates of a support group that no longer seemed relevant. Just like that, all the issues that were so monumental to them and the other parents worrying their kid may not come home at night, for example seemed sadly inconsequential. I did not feel like I belonged anymore,Ž said Fink, a stay-at-home mom who tried to do everything by the bookŽ when raising her family. In that group, the parents still have hope,Ž she said. For me, there is no more hope.Ž Those sentiments were echoed by Dale, who has been a longtime advocate of opioid prevention and education in Oswego and surrounding communities. Until you lose a child, there is no way to imagine what it is like,Ž she said, adding that even other grief groups fell short because of the way the members children died. A lot of people,Ž said Dale, cant share with others because of the stigma, because of the shame.Ž And so, Fink, Dale and Gonzalez formed what they say is the “rst support group in this area for those who have lost a loved one to addiction. When the need arose to start this group, I knew it was my calling,Ž said Gonzalez, I know my son would be so proud of me.Ž The “rst Gone Too SoonŽ meeting earlier this month was attended by about a dozen people, but they know there are so many more struggling to cope after the overdose death of a loved one. And they are prepared to expand as needed to accommodate what we all know is a growing epidemic in communities across the nation. Recently, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan met with DuPage County of“cials in Wheaton to discuss ways to “ght this scourge that, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is claiming 175 lives a day. We are,Ž said Fink, killing off a generation of intelligent people who could have the answer to our problems.Ž All three young men, who came from loving intact and involved families, seem to have “t that description. Gonzalez said her son Bryan was in gifted programs throughout his years in the Bolingbrook school system, made the deans list at Columbia and was well-established and well-loved in the music industry, even while battling his addiction. Fink said her son Spencer was so academically talented that when he graduated to harder drugs after starting with marijuana in eighth grade, the school was not that concerned because his grades were not affected.Ž He was good-looking, brilliant and could light up a room when he entered it,Ž said Fink, who even went back to school to become a drug counselor to try and help him. But Spencer also was likely “ghting mental illness, and chose to use illegal drugs to medicate rather than legal drugs that could have helped him,Ž she said. Because there is no history of addictions or mental illness in her family, Gonzalez said she still struggles with why her son, after taking that “rst hit of heroin at age 19, became so consumed by the evilŽ that, during three relapses, he pawned all he ownedŽ to feed his habit, including his beloved guitar. Fink says her son was in his last year of law school when he started using again. Six months later, while he was in a halfway house with a Florida treatment center, two Naperville police of“cers knocked on her door, handed her and husband Russ a piece of paper that contained the name and phone number of a Florida detective, but offered no more information. Thinking their son had gotten in some kind of legal trouble, the couple called the number, only to be informed by the of“cer on the other end of the line that we are investigating the death of Spencer Fink.Ž It was like someone took a gun to our gut and shot us,Ž she said. Fourteen months later, Fink says shes strong enough now that she wants to work with police departments on better ways to inform families of fatal overdoses. And she and her co-founders which include Terri Koller of Oswego are open to other ideas on how this new group can not only be a support to others but be more effective in tackling issues so many grieving families face. Gone Too SoonŽ meets the “rst and third Thursday of every month at Wheatland Salem Church, in Naperville. Advocacy, they insist, will be a major part of their focus. Last year, not long after her sons death, Fink was a presenter at Neuqua Valleys The Elephant Project;Ž and oldest son Trevor, she said, is planning to join her this year for this program that confronts the elephant in the room.Ž Our friends say we were the perfect family. And Spencer had all the tools to do well in life, including those core values. But no one is immune to this,Ž Fink said. And love is not enough. Once you are addicted, it becomes your god.Ž Which is why, as much as these moms would not wish their personal nightmare on anyone else, they know only too well membership in this uniquely tragic club will continue to rise. The pain never goes away,Ž said Koller, whose 22-year-old daughter Jenna died in March a decade ago, when overdoses did not make the paper and everyone stayed away from their house because they didnt want to catch it.Ž It is, instead, a safe haven where those who are grieving can lean on each other to navigate what one mom described as a vortex of chaos.Ž My purpose before last Christmas was to save my son and help us get healthy,Ž said Dale. I now need to learn to grow without my son.Ž And in doing so, she added, I can learn to give others hope again.ŽMoms start support group for those who lost loved ones to opioidsBy DENISE CROSBYCHICAGO TRIBUNE TNS PHOTONot long after this photo was taken in Arizona of Oswego resident Robin Dale and her son, Matthew, he died of a heroin overdose.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.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.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver support groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 35 you might have to do things differently. For instance, dinner. Based on my med cycle, Im better off to have an early dinner rather than a later dinner. We tell our friends were not going to dinner at 8 oclock at night.Ž Its also important to educate family and friends. Theres a stigma to Parkinsons, and the best way to remove a stigma is remove shame. Socially, people will distance themselves from you if they dont understand the symptoms of the disease-like a tremor or a rigid gait,Ž Gaylord said. If I sit next to you and I have a tremor and you dont know what it is, youll kind of distance yourself from me because of your unfamiliarity with that.Ž And while Parkinsons is a serious disease that will require lifestyle changes, it is not a death sentence. People need to know there are people like myself who live very well with Parkinsons for a long period of time. The Expo coming up is a free regional event expected to attract more than 1,000. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. It will feature well-known speakers from around the country as well as a number of activities throughout the day that feature living well with Parkinsons, including cycling, singing, boxing and more. Theres 50,000 to 60,000 new cases every year,Ž Gaylord said. We have between 1.5 and 1.7 million people with Parkinsons disease. Theres young onset, people who are getting it at a younger age. There are dementia issues with Parkinsons. Theres a great need to make people aware.Ž IF YOU GOWhat: Pete Gaylords classes When: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: Parkinsons at noon; balance and posture at 1 p.m. What: They are exercise classes. The first is for people with Parkinsons. The second is for people who just feel they have difficulty in getting around or are fearful of falling. How to sign up: Go to the Bayfront Healths Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. The first class is free. To continue classes, take out a gym membership. More information: 941-637-2450EXPOFROM PAGE 1 We were shocked to be told that there was no hospital bed available for Clare as his condition deteriorated,Ž Bill said. Betty was still packed and ready to go. Clare had expressed a wish to have the epiglottis surgery here, but the family doctor still wanted him back to Canada where he could get better long term care and follow up.Ž In the “rst week of January, Clare was transferred to a hospice facility. On Jan. 8, a hospice physicians advised the family that Clare had only a few days to live. Bill said the family seemed resigned to Clares situation and was ready to let nature take its course. Clare died in the hospice on Jan. 12. He was 78. We will never know if a ”ight home might have saved him,Ž said Bill. Bill said Betty decided to share her story publicly hoping it might help others in a similar situation. It may be little comfort to know that the Thomases are not alone. Another Toronto man with pneumonia died in Florida in early March while awaiting a hospital bed in Ontario. Yet another, Bryan Sockett, 72, was stricken in the Dominican Republic and couldnt “nd an Ontario hospital that would commit to providing an intensive care bed, so his health insurer so moved him to a Florida hospital, where he died on Jan. 19. On March 9, the Windsor Star related the story of David Williams, a resident of Belle River in Ontario and a Tampa snowbird who underwent emergency heart bypass surgery in Florida after frantic and stressful weeks in which his family tried, unsuccessfully, to “nd him a hospital bed in Ontario.Ž We were told there were no beds available in Ontario,Ž Williams, 71, told the paper. Our insurance company couldnt get me home.Ž Williams and his wife, Carol own a Tampa Bay trailer for winter stays and have travel insurance coverage. Their insurer wanted him back home for medical care and surgery following a Jan. 4 heart attack. After three weeks of lying in a hospital near Tampa, however, Williams said his American cardiologist advised him he couldnt wait any longer. Williams had double bypass surgery Jan. 24. He was cleared to ”y home Feb. 12, accompanied on the trip by a nurse provided by his insurer. There have been other reports of Ontarian patients stranded abroad. The cause is what the Toronto Globe and Mail called an unfolding health-care crisis in Ontario that requires serious action,Ž in a January editorial written by Jon Dwyer, a Toronto businessman and member of the citys innovation economy advisory council. We have each seen the signs in recent years,Ž Dwyer wrote, and heard the stories: surgeries cancelled at the last minute due to a patient backlog; elderly loved ones kept on gurneys in hallways for hours or even days; ER wards choked with patients waiting for care. Even Ottawas Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario recently warned families about waiting times to treat children in the emergency department.Ž Last fall, the Ontario government announced it was spending $100 million to add hundreds of new beds to hospitals across the province to address the issue of overcrowded wards. It appears that the Ontario government and the Canadian hospital organizations are at least going to try to investigate the issue and hopefully “nd a solution,Ž Bill Hay said. On the day after Clare died, Bill said Betty, her son and daughter-in-law come to the dance class to share hugs, kisses and tears.Ž Bill and his wife are returning to Canada at the end of April. He promised to keep up to date on any developments related to the hospital situation in Ontario. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1 Every week since October of 2016, a group of individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinsons disease get together to improve the way they communicate. The LOUD Crowd is a sort of Toastmasters for people with Parkinsons. The weekly class, led by local speech-language pathologist, Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP, is modeled after a speech therapy program, SPEAK OUT!, which was developed at the Parkinsons Voice Project, a non-forpro“t organization in Richardson, Texas. LOUD Crowd class members have all participated in individual speech therapy addressing their speci“c problems, but because Parkinsons is a progressive disease, group members realize that if they stop the daily speech and voice practice at home, they will eventually detrain and lose the bene“ts of therapy. So, coming together each week to practice helps re-enforce what was learned in speech therapy, and the group setting provides peer support, feedback, and friendship, which seem to be the elements that keep group members motivated to attend each week. The Charlotte County LOUD Crowd meets every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the aerobics room of Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave., Deep Creek. The class has steadily grown from 5 to 15 participants, all with a Parkinsons diagnosis ranging in onset from 2 years to over 25 years. There is no fee to attend the class, and all that is asked of group members is that they make a commitment to themselves and each other to attend each week. Several spouses, who provide transportation, have formed their own wives club,Ž and report bene“ting from the friendships that have developed. Speech and swallowing changes may be some of the pre-clinical symptoms of Parkinsons disease with as many as many as 70 percent to 90 percent of people with Parkinson developing a speech and voice disorder. So, just as exercise is recommended to help with movement, speci“c exercises to improve speech, voice, and swallowing should also start as early as possible. LOUD Crowd member, Mike Davidson, a Punta Gorda resident, has participated in the class for over a year, and at a recent support group meeting, he encouraged others by saying: The weekly LOUD Crowd has given me the structure, guidance and incentive for my voice exercise program, starting exercise early has been an important part of my care. Its dif“cult to regain a skill that you have lost to Parkinsons and learning to speak with intent has improved my speech and swallowing.Ž To learn more about speech therapy programs for people with Parkinsons disease, including The LOUD Crowd or if you would like LOUD Crowd members to speak to your group or organization, call Voice Aerobics at 941-204-1515 or email info@voice The Charlotte County LOUD Crowd speaks out for ParkinsonsBy MARY SPREMULLIVOICE AEROBICS IF YOU GOThe Charlotte County LOUD Crowd meets every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the aerobics room of Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave., Deep Creek. For more information, call Voice Aerobics at 941-204-1515 or email info@ Talking to your doctor about any health concern can be tough, particularly when symptoms catch you by surprise or cause concern. And when it comes to Parkinsons disease (PD), experts say there are many symptoms that often go unreported at doctors appointments, making them dif“cult to diagnose and treat. For example, many people are aware of visible symptoms associated with PD, like resting tremors and loss of balance. However, more than half of people living with Parkinsons also experience a lesser known aspect of the disease-hallucinations and delusions. Over time, these symptoms may increase in frequency or become bothersome, as a person with Parkinsons becomes less able to distinguish between what is real and whats not. Fortunately, these symptoms often can be addressed.Ž says Neal Hermanowicz, MD, director of the Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Program at the University of California, Irvine. To help you prepare for your appointment with a PD specialist, Dr. Hermanowicz says to consider the following statements, and if they apply to you, to tell your doctor at your next appointment. € I sometimes feel out of touch with reality. € Others tell me that what I am hearing, seeing or sensing (e.g., people, animals or objects) are not actually there (hallucinations). € I have beliefs or fears that a loved one (perhaps a spouse, caregiver or friend) is stealing from me or being unfaithful (delusions). Dr. Hermanowicz also suggests that caregivers prepare for the next appointment by considering the following statements and speaking to their loved ones PD specialist if any of them apply. € I have observed my loved one interacting with things, seeing things or sensing things that are not there (hallucinations). € My loved one has had false beliefs toward me or others, such as believing someone is stealing from them or being unfaithful (delusions). € These experiences have affected our daily life. Learn more about hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinsons and download resources that will help initiate these critical conversations at If you or someone you care for is experiencing these symptoms, you are not alone and you may be able to get help. Talk to a PD specialist to learn more about available treatment options. Be prepared for your next appointment by ensuring the conversation “rst starts at home. 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Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 On March 24, the Charlotte County Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 66) held the 3rd annual Guns and HosesŽ Fallen Heroes Race in Punta Gorda Isles. The event included a 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Walk. Isles Fitness, located in the Bal Harbor Shopping Plaza was the host venue for the event. Proceeds from the race supports the PGFD Honor Guard Program, Fallen Heroes Wreath Program, CCSO Employee Assistance Fund, as well as local youth programs.Guns and Hoses Fallen Heroes Race Christine Kist and Margaret Frasher FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINDeputy First Class Daniel Wharton, Nikita Wulkan, 4, and PGFD Operations Ocer Holden Gibbs pose for a photo. Pam Hill babysits for Atlantis, Apollo and Achilles, while their mom runs in the race. Wyatt Chandler was the rst to cross the nish line. Alex and Amy Machado cheered on their daughter Katrina, 12, who was the rst female, and 2nd overall, and her friend Enzo Federici, 12, who came in 3rd in his age group. Hunter Webb Brendon Flavin, 13, came in rst in his age group. Elke Linda Schnell Kendra Howard Mason 7, Dawson, 4, and Logan Howard, 9.FEELING FIT 12


The News Wire Sunday, April 8, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS FACING TORNADO AND WILDFIRE THREATSSee page 4. LIAM RICHARDS/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA APHumboldt mayor Rob Muench, in the Broncos team jersey, along with other mourners lay down ower on the stairs that enter to Elg ar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada on Saturday. NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan „ A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the teams small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks. An entire country is in shock and mourning,Ž Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. This is every parents worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.Ž The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died. Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said its too early to state a cause for the crash. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims. Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players bus „ an account police con“rmed. Its a horrible accident, my God,Ž Opp said. Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoons Royal University Hospital who has done work in wartorn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike. Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. Kelly Schatz, Logans father, says his 20-year-old son played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past 2 years. Meanwhile, tributes poured in online for coach Haugan, a father of two who was described as an amazing mentor to young players. The names of others killed have not been con“rmed. STARS air ambulance 15 die when truck collides with hockey teams bus in CanadaASSOCIATED PRESSPROVIDENCE, R.I. „ The success of the 2020 census, which will be the “rst to include an online survey, could hinge on a single dress rehearsalŽ underway right now in Rhode Island „ and so far, many locals arent impressed. Providence County, the states most populous, is the only place where the Census Bureau is running a full test, after plans to test two other sites this year were canceled because of a lack of funding from Congress. A planned question about citizenship that has states suing the federal government isnt on the test. Several elected of“cials and leaders of advocacy and community groups this week held an emergency press conferenceŽ to raise concerns, which include a shortage of publicity around the test and its limited language outreach in an immigrant-heavy county, with large communities from countries including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Portugal and Cape Verde. If we dont get it right here, then the countrys not going to get it right,Ž Democratic Lt. Gov. Dan McKee warned. The concerns in Rhode Island are the latest evidence of mounting apprehension over the 2020 census. Seventeen states and six cities, including Rhode Island and its largest city, Providence, sued the federal government on Tuesday to block a question the administration of Republican President Donald Trump announced last month it would ask about citizenship. The 2020 census will be the “rst to give respondents the option of answering online. Census Bureau of“cials say that the Rhode Island test is on track, and that theyre focused on ensuring new technology works, including a smartphone app being used by canvassers and cloud computing. Theres things that arent exactly KHUZAA, Gaza Strip „ Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gazas sealed border with Israel on Friday, engul“ng the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers and cheering a Hamas strongman who pledged that the border fence will eventually fall. Israeli troops opened “re from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others „ 33 of them seriously „ in the second mass border protest in a week, Gaza health of“cials said. A well-known Palestinian journalist was among the dead, and hundreds of others suffered other injuries, including tear gas inhalation, the of“cials said. The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli “re since last week to at least 31. Early Saturday, Palestinian health of“cials con“rmed that Yasser Murtaga had died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering demonstrations near the Israeli border in Khuzaa. The area was the scene of large protests Friday, and was covered in thick black smoke. Murtaga was over 100 yards from the border, wearing a ”ak jacket marked pressŽ and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit. Journalists were in the area as protesters were setting tires on “re. The Israeli military has said it “red only at instigatorsŽ involved in attacks on soldiers or the border fence. It had no immediate comment. Murtaga worked for Ain media, a local TV production company that has done projects, including aerial drone video, for 2020 census test has critics counting concerns, not people9 killed, scores wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza protestBy MICHELLE R. SMITHASSOCIATED PRESSBy FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHASSOCIATED PRESSMUENSTER, Germany „ A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security of“cial said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but of“cials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p.m. on a warm spring day. Witnesses said people ran away screaming from the city square after the crash. Police quickly set up a large cordoned-off area for their investigation and ambulances rushed to the site. Six of the 20 injured were in severe condition, according to police spokesman Andreas Bode. Herbert Reul, the interior minister of North RhineWestphalia state, where Muenster is located, said the driver of the gray van was a German citizen. He stressed that the investigation was at an early stage but said at the moment, nothing speaks for there being any Islamist background.Ž We have to wait, and we are investigating in all directions,Ž Reul said, adding that it was clearly not an accident. Reul said two people were killed in the crash and the driver killed himself „ lower than the earlier police toll of three dead plus the driver. Police spokesman Peter Nuessmeyer told The Associated Press that he could not con“rm German media reports that the perpetrator reportedly had psychological issues. Bode told reporters that police were checking witness reports that other perpetrators might have ”ed from the van at the scene. Hours later, police spokeswoman Vanessa Arlt said we didnt “nd anything (to those reports) but were still investigating in all directions and not excluding anything.Ž Police tweeted that residents should avoid the area near the Kiepenkerl pubŽ in the citys historic downtown area where Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and FERDINAND OSTROPASSOCIATED PRESS CROWD | 5 HOCKEY | 5 CENSUS | 5 PROTEST | 5 Seen here is a welcome sign honoring the members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday. AP PHOTOPolice ocers secure the crime scene after a car crashed into a group of people, leaving several dead in Muenster, Germany, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudyHIGH 84 LOW 7050% chance of rain 25% chance of rainPartly sunny86 / 6925% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly cloudy86 / 6525% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 5725% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPleasant with plenty of sun87 / 635% chance of rain FRIDAYNice with plenty of sunshine85 / 605% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 2 4 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 390-50 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 VENICE737883878484Air 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. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.01Ž Normal month to date 0.54Ž Year to date 3.18Ž Normal year to date 8.05Ž Record 0.78Ž (1980) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.72Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 9.21Ž Record 0.78Ž (1962) High/Low 87/63 Normal High/Low 83/60 Record High 91 (2014) Record Low 42 (1974) High/Low 85/66 High/Low 81/68 Normal High/Low 79/60 Record High 90 (2003) Record Low 42 (1975)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. 0.01 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 3.18 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 68 60 pc 75 65 c Bradenton 79 71 c 81 71 pc Clearwater 77 70 c 80 71 pc Coral Springs 87 71 c 90 69 pc Daytona Beach 69 64 c 81 67 pc Fort Lauderdale 86 73 sh 87 73 s Fort Myers 85 70 pc 88 70 s Gainesville 73 54 pc 79 64 c Jacksonville 63 54 pc 78 58 c Key Largo 84 74 pc 85 74 s Key West 84 77 s 85 76 s Lakeland 79 66 c 83 68 pc Melbourne 78 69 c 86 70 pc Miami 88 70 pc 88 71 pc Naples 84 70 pc 87 70 s Ocala 73 57 c 80 62 pc Okeechobee 81 66 c 86 65 pc Orlando 77 64 c 84 69 pc Panama City 68 56 s 76 58 c Pensacola 67 55 s 75 61 c Pompano Beach 86 72 t 87 71 pc St. Augustine 64 59 c 77 61 t St. Petersburg 80 69 c 83 71 pc Sarasota 79 67 c 82 67 pc Tallahassee 70 52 s 79 58 c Tampa 80 68 c 82 70 pc Vero Beach 81 67 c 87 67 pc West Palm Beach 84 69 c 88 69 pc 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 8:48p 4:51a ----Mon. 1:53p 6:00a 10:28p 5:18p Today 7:25p 3:07a ----Mon. 12:30p 4:16a 9:05p 3:34p Today 5:44p 2:04a ----Mon. 11:31a 3:07a 8:44p 2:11p Today 9:20p 5:20a ----Mon. 2:25p 6:29a 11:00p 5:47p Today 5:40p 1:46a ----Mon. 10:45a 2:55a 7:20p 2:13p WSW 7-14 1-2 Light NNE 7-14 2-4 ModerateFt. Myers 85/70 part cldy none Punta Gorda 84/68 part cldy all day Sarasota 79/67 cloudy all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Apr 8 New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Today 2:23 a.m. 1:18 p.m. Monday 3:08 a.m. 2:09 p.m. Today 7:12 a.m. 7:49 p.m. Monday 7:11 a.m. 7:50 p.m. Today 12:40a 6:52a 1:04p 7:16p Mon. 1:27a 7:39a 1:51p 8:02p Tue. 2:11a 8:23a 2:35p 8:47p Monterrey 84/61 Chihuahua 93/56 Los Angeles 76/59 Washington 53/36 New York 47/32 Miami 88/70 Atlanta 60/47 Detroit 42/29 Houston 67/59 Kansas City 37/27 Chicago 38/30 Minneapolis 33/23 El Paso 90/63 Denver 60/32 Billings 46/28 San Francisco 64/51 Seattle 54/45 Toronto 35/20 Montreal 37/21 Winnipeg 29/8 Ottawa 33/18 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: 04/8/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 77 45 s 70 43 s Anchorage 45 38 s 47 38 c Atlanta 60 47 pc 63 49 r Baltimore 50 32 s 47 37 c Billings 46 28 c 50 28 pc Birmingham 65 45 s 70 47 c Boise 55 36 pc 61 43 s Boston 43 29 pc 45 33 pc Buffalo 33 22 sf 39 27 pc Burlington, VT 39 21 pc 41 27 pc Charleston, WV 48 32 s 52 35 r Charlotte 57 40 s 55 42 c Chicago 38 30 pc 40 27 sn Cincinnati 45 30 pc 53 35 c Cleveland 36 27 pc 42 30 r Columbia, SC 61 43 s 59 44 c Columbus, OH 43 30 pc 48 35 c Concord, NH 44 21 pc 46 27 pc Dallas 64 51 pc 68 49 c Denver 60 32 c 54 32 pc Des Moines 36 30 sn 42 25 c Detroit 42 29 pc 43 30 sn Duluth 31 19 c 38 18 c Fairbanks 42 19 s 43 24 s Fargo 28 19 sn 33 15 pc Hartford 45 24 pc 48 29 pc Helena 45 33 r 52 29 pc Honolulu 80 71 sh 79 71 pc Houston 67 59 pc 75 60 c Indianapolis 46 31 pc 50 33 c Jackson, MS 64 47 pc 71 49 c Kansas City 37 27 c 46 24 pc Knoxville 54 40 pc 58 42 r Las Vegas 82 61 s 83 62 s Los Angeles 76 59 s 87 63 s Louisville 51 35 pc 59 40 c Memphis 55 39 pc 65 44 s Milwaukee 35 29 pc 39 29 sn Minneapolis 33 23 sn 39 19 c Montgomery 67 48 s 72 54 c Nashville 54 39 pc 65 42 pc New Orleans 66 57 pc 74 61 c New York City 47 32 pc 47 39 pc Norfolk, VA 52 39 pc 51 44 r Oklahoma City 54 35 pc 62 35 s Omaha 40 26 sn 42 23 c Philadelphia 48 32 pc 48 39 pc Phoenix 92 65 s 94 67 s Pittsburgh 39 26 pc 42 30 c Portland, ME 44 25 pc 44 29 pc Portland, OR 55 43 r 68 49 s Providence 46 28 pc 48 32 pc Raleigh 55 38 s 55 40 c Salt Lake City 56 40 c 59 43 s St. Louis 44 33 sn 54 33 pc San Antonio 74 59 pc 75 60 c San Diego 69 59 s 77 63 s San Francisco 64 51 s 72 55 s Seattle 54 45 r 63 48 s Washington, DC 53 36 s 49 41 c Amsterdam 68 49 sh 63 51 pc Baghdad 87 63 s 89 65 c Beijing 65 41 s 68 47 pc Berlin 67 45 s 69 51 pc Buenos Aires 75 63 t 80 67 c Cairo 79 61 s 79 60 s Calgary 27 15 sf 40 25 pc Cancun 88 75 pc 87 75 pc Dublin 54 39 pc 53 44 sh Edmonton 26 8 c 38 21 s Halifax 37 24 sn 35 26 c Kiev 59 41 s 65 45 s London 53 48 sh 58 48 sh Madrid 59 42 pc 49 42 sh Mexico City 80 57 pc 80 56 pc Montreal 37 21 c 40 27 c Ottawa 33 18 sn 39 25 pc Paris 70 53 sh 66 49 sh Regina 25 12 sn 30 15 c Rio de Janeiro 86 73 s 86 72 s Rome 71 55 pc 62 50 r St. Johns 34 30 i 45 25 c San Juan 86 76 pc 87 76 pc Sydney 83 67 s 89 67 s Tokyo 62 49 pc 68 51 s Toronto 35 20 pc 37 25 c Vancouver 53 45 r 56 44 c Winnipeg 29 8 pc 34 19 pcHigh ................. 90 at Immokalee, FLLow ....................... -11 at Westby, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)76On April 8, 1963, Williston, N.D., had 5 inches of snow, while Laredo, Texas, had a record high of 104 degrees. Q: When was New York Citys latest measurable snowfall?A: April 29, 1874. 1/2 inch accumulated Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 84/70 82/68 85/68 85/68 81/67 80/66 83/68 82/66 84/68 80/68 79/71 81/73 81/70 85/70 82/69 84/68 85/69 84/69 84/70 80/66 80/66 80/67 81/67 80/69 81/68 77/71 81/70 80/70 83/68 79/68 80/70 80/66 79/67 77/70 81/72 84/71 83/71 83/70 FINANCE / WEATHER Dear Mr. Berko: My 84-year-old dad is not well and was a very avid reader of your column until he got sick. He would send your columns to me every week with comments. Two years ago, he had a stroke. According to his brokerage statement, he owns two stocks: 400 shares of Citigroup and 3,000 shares of MGIC Investment Corp. In January 2009, he bought 4,000 shares of Citigroup as a gamble at $1.20 per share. Its now selling for $73 a share. But for some reason, Dads 4,000-share investment is now 400 shares. A new stockbroker at his brokerage told me that he has no record of Dads selling Citigroup and mumbled something about a revised splitŽ that was unintelligible. Dads notes say you told him that big banks „ such as the Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase „ were too big to go bankrupt and that the Federal Reserve would step in to do anything necessary to save all the major banks. In the fall of 2012, on your recommendation, Dad bought 3,000 shares of MGIC Investment Corp. at 90 cents a share. His notes say you said that MGIC was on its way to a recovery and that the stock would sell at $15 a share in the future. Well, MGIC did recover, and its now trading at $12.20. Ive never seen this rate of pro“t before, so please tell me what to do. I know nothing about stocks. „ AD, Detroit Dear AD: Unfortunately, you have me confused with somebody else. There are thousands of brokers in this country, and I think 12 of them are named Malcolm. Perhaps one of those Malcolms could be the somebody else.Ž Ive never recommended MGIC, and I dont recall anyone ever asking me about this stock. And Ive never recommended Citigroup. Ive never liked the stock. In the past, Ive commented negatively about both Citigroup and Bank of America because I believe that their management stinks and their board members are a clique of wealthy toadies whod barely qualify for board positions at a roach paste factory. Citigroup didnt have a revisedŽ split. I think that new broker needs to be vaccinated for stupidity. However, about two years after your dad bought Citigroup, its board of directors declared a 1-for-10 reverseŽ split to put some oomph in the stock price. So every 1,000 shares of C your dad owned became 100 shares. His 4,000 shares of C, which were trading at $1.20 ($4,800) when he bought them, became 400 shares trading at $12 a share, still valued at $4,800. Today C is $73, and his 400 shares are worth $29,200. Your dad has a smart pro“t of $24,400. Keep C. MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG-$12.20) is among the largest providers of private mortgage insurance (primarily for residential “rst mortgages), which protects lenders against default on loans with low or no down payments. MGIC also provides various related services, including claims administration and contract underwriting. After losing over $8 billion between 2007 and 2014 „ and as the housing market improved „ MGIC began putting its house in order, and pro“ts started rolling in. This year, management expects to earn $1.75 a share on $1.1 billion in revenues, and Wall Street is looking for sustainable forward growth, as buyer incomes, home sales and values still appear strong. MGICs business seems to be on an upward trajectory, supported by a favorable economic background and low interest rates. Though MTG doesnt pay a dividend and wont for a while, the Street expects the stock price to double in three to four years. But I completely disagree with the Street! Your dad has a gain of $11.30 per share on 3,000 shares, or $33,900, and thats a dandy pro“t. Sell the stock. Those are two excellent trades that I would never have recommended. Kudos to the old broker for his excellent perspicacity and swell advice. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ Advice From a Different Guy Malcolm Berko PORTLAND, Maine „ The harvest of soft-shell clams is dwindling along the coast of New England, where the shell“sh are embedded in the culture as much as the tidal muck. Soft-shell clams, also called steamersŽ or longnecks,Ž are one of the northeastern U.S.s most beloved seafood items, delighting shoreside diners in fried clam rolls, clam strips and clam chowders. But the nationwide harvest fell to a little less than 2.8 million pounds of meat in 2016, the lowest total since 2000, and there are new signs of decline in Maine. The Pine Tree State produces more of the clams than any other, and state regulators there say clam harvesters collected a little more than 1.4 mill ion pounds of the shell“sh last year. Thats the lowest total since 1930, and less than half a typical haul in the earlyand mid-1980s. The clam “shery is coping with a declining number of “shermen, a warming ocean, harmful algal blooms in the marine environment and growing populations of predator species, said regulators and scientists who study the “shery. It leaves clammers like Chad Cof“n, of Freeport, Maine, concerned the harvest will decline to the point it will be dif“cult to make a living. It has been a gradual decline, and its getting to the point where theres a tremendous amount of acreage thats not producing anymore,Ž Cof“n said. It should drop signi“cantly more over the next two years.Ž The clams are still readily available to consumers, but the number of harvesters digging for them has slipped to about 1,600 in Maine. It was more than 2,000 as recently as 2015. The clams are also harvested in smaller numbers in Massachusetts, New York and Maryland, and the haul has been more steady in those states in recent years, helping keep prices about the same. The value of Maines clams dipped by nearly $4 million last year, in part due to supply from areas outside the state, the state Department of Marine Resources announced in March. Department public health bureau director Kohl Kanwit attributed Maines diminished harvest to clamming closures necessitated by algal blooms that render the shell“sh unsafe to eat. Growing numbers of crabs, “sh and worms that eat the clams are another problem, said Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias. The growth of predators could be tied to rising ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, which is a trend that “gures to continue, Beal said. Seawater temperature is driving the biological and environmental factors that regulate clam populations,Ž Beal said. That spells doom and gloom for the clamming industry and probably for other industries as well.Ž Soft-shell clams are one of several types of clams people buy in grocery stores and restaurants. Clammers collect them by raking for them in tidal areas, while some other species are harvested by boats at sea. The clams are the signature item of a popular summer festival in Yarmouth, Maine, and are central to beloved 1950s-era Maine childrens story One Morning in MaineŽ by Robert McCloskey.Harvest of clams continues to dwindle in New EnglandBy PATRICK WHITTLEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 28, 2017 le photo, local softshell clams are displayed at a Portland, Maine, sh market. Maines clam harvest in 2017 reached its lowest point since at least 1950.


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 3 NATION DETROIT „ A striking, sepia-to ned picture recently acquired by the University of Michigan jumps out from the past and begs to tell a story: A man dressed in a heavy coat and hat is as big as the cabin door whose knob he is reaching to turn and enter. The picture is labeled simply, Big Jim.Ž The rare photo is among 30 acquired by the Bentley Historical Library last year from a private donor that capture a place and time often overlooked by history: black Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Michigan and elsewhere during the Great Depression. The photos are the only known images of the states segregated, all-black camps. President Franklin Roosevelt established the corps in the early 1930s, offering shelter, clothing, food and wages to a vast armyŽ of unemployed men who worked to conserve and restore national resources. As the people and stories behind the pictures are increasingly lost to time, the university posted them online and launched a public call for information. So far, Big Jims story is the only one thats been “lled in, thanks to people who knew him and responded: He was James Richardson, a quiet, strong, hard-working rural Michigan farmer who served in World War I and went on to join the CCC. For the archivists, it represents delayed but welcome recognition for the contributions of workers who faced discrimination and marginalization during a dark economic era. What I liked about the photographs is they show that these young guys were doing work on parks, trails, out in the woods „ way away from their homes,Ž said Morris Thomas, who as a child knew Richardson and identi“ed him for Michigan researchers after seeing his image in a state history magazine. It is something unique; there arent that many photos available.Ž Eighty-“ve years after the Civilian Conservation Corps creation, any cache of this kind is a boon to historians. Photographs from designated black camps are far less common than from white camps. Thomas, now 75, says his family also had photos of an uncle who worked in a black camp but laments, Now we cant “nd them.Ž Despite the legacy of segregation, the photos and stories they conjure reveal elements of unexpected egalitarianism and advancement. That was a tremendous thing for black people,Ž said Thomas cousin Frank Thomas, who as a boy often spent time with Richardson and neighborhood friends. There were really no jobs for black people at that time, only menial jobs. All those guys got a chance to ... show people they can work and can do anything anybody else can do.Ž CCC camps initially were integrated, according to the university, but became segregated by 1935 amid community protests. Out of Michigans roughly 150 camps, some 16 were designated for black men. Black membership was capped at 10 percent of the overall corps, which numbered around 3 million over the course of the program. The Michigan History Center says the states black camps helped build a ski area and contributed to efforts to plant millions of trees, “ght forest “res, construct bridges and buildings, and establish public campgrounds. The CCC camps did tremendous things to better the commun ity for both black and white people,Ž Frank Thomas said. Put in playgrounds, all that stuff.Ž Joan Sharpe, president of the Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy, said the segregation in the camps re”ected U.S. society at the time. Still, she added, that doesnt erase the opportunities it provided for people of all races. The guys Ive talked to that were in the CCC camps that were black were very grateful ... to have access to education, access to vocational training, learn how to lay stone, build roads „ things they would not have had before,Ž said Sharpe, whose group serves and supports CCC alumni. I have to look at it from their perspective,Ž she added. Their story and station in life would be very different than us looking back on it and saying, Oh, how awful.Ž After leaving the CCC, Richardson continued his hard-working ways, according to Thomas and his cousin. He tended to his 40-acre farm in Manistee County and did odd jobs such as cutting logs and hauling pulpwood to a paper mill. Local legend has it that he once lifted a Model A for someone with a ”at tire and once attached a plow to himself to take over for a stubborn horse. He died in 1959 at age 65. Frank Thomas, 79, believes Big JimŽ served as a big ambassador for black people,Ž and can still be for people who see his picture and hear his story. Youd think of a man that size he would be aggressive, but I never heard tell or saw any indication of that,Ž he said. That goes long way in race relations and community relations.ŽPhotos show black work camps during Great DepressionBy JEFF KAROUBASSOCIATED PRESS BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY VIA APIn a photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library, unidentied Civilian Conservation Corps members are seen in an undated photo. In a photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library, James Big JimŽ Richardson is photographed outside a cabin in Michigan in 1936. Our Mission Charlotta SorenstamDirector of Instructionadno=54515112 Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and Sunbelt Rentals are proudly hosting The Gary Sinise Foundation Charity Golf Tournament brought to you by the Atlanta Braves. 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Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 NATION FARFROMPCBSPUNITIVE ALABAMAOHOHAVEMARIA KIDINAC YSTOREP AEXPRESS EVAINSIPIDMCATGNAT SERFNICEDAYGEES SUITSEELEDPLOT CREAML OCALRISSIAN ALLH SONDECKIMBEATADO TIEINROANESSIEMAT TVMABACKLOTASAWPA HEMYANKEEDOODLED YOTS EWEERASTRAITSAMIE BISASSTSOCHOBRAVA ATEHOAGIEHURRICANES YTHEAMAZINGR ISERUM PAPIGOGETSEPIA GMENDISHRAGSCAR PAIRWEANTOBACCOCUE ELASTICB SAFISHCALLEDW ACOMOESTADICEEREADER SPINSHOTSTATDESCENDANSWERS to crosswordOKLAHOMA CITY „ Emergency of“cials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of whats historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wild“re threats brought on by severe drought. April, May and June are the most active months in the U.S. for tornadoes. At the same time, the three states on the southern end of Tornado Alley are experiencing extreme and exceptional drought that could fuel wild“res. Tornado Alley extends from northern Texas and covers much of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, plus slivers of New Mexico and Colorado, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Storm Prediction Center. The past three years, the U.S. has seen an average of more than 600 tornadoes during April, May and June, according to the center. That is more than half the average of 1,186 tornadoes per year during that time span, although the numbers from the last three months of 2017 are still considered preliminary. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are accustomed to preparing for multiple emergency situations happening at once and train with various agencies to account for different possibilities. Were typically preparing for worst-case scenarios year-round anyway,Ž state Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said, noting that the SPC reports Oklahoma City has been struck by more tornadoes than any other U.S. city, with more than 100 known twisters. We do have some experience at that. We plan for all hazards anyway.Ž Katie Horner, spokeswoman for the Kansas adjutant generals division of emergency management, said last year the state dealt with a blizzard, an ice storm, “re, ”ooding and a tornado warning all in the same week. We train not only for one or two events in a day, but three or four events in a day,Ž she added. Chip Orton, the emergency management director for Amarillo, a city of about 200,000 in the Texas Panhandle, says, My job is to be worried. Thats why we come to work every day. Is it likely? Probably not. Could it happen? Sure,Ž he said. While tornadoes are the result of thunderstorms, which are created from conditions that include moisture, the current dry conditions in the area do not preclude twisters, said Storm Prediction Center meteorologist Patrick Marsh. He noted that two tornadoes were reported in the Texas Panhandle on March 18, even as the area was rated in extreme drought. Some private forecasting services are predicting an increase in tornadoes during the coming months, based largely on the fact that there was the climate phenomenon La Nina during the past winter. Theyre expecting weather patterns in the coming months to be wetter and warmer than usual, particularly in the southeastern U.S. and along the Gulf Coast. (Those conditions) would be a petri dish for thunderstorms. You need to add an additional ingredient for tornados. ... You need wind shear. Wind shear is best described as a change in wind speed and direction,Ž Marsh said, and is created when cold air and warm air collide at the surface. The national Storm Prediction Center, however, does not forecast severe weather more than about a week in advance.Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threatsBy KEN MILLERASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this Monday, May 20, 2013 le photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency ocials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of whats historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildre threats because of severe drought conditions. SAN BRUNO, Calif. „ When word spread that the YouTube shooter wasnt a disgruntled man but a woman, the almost immediate assumption was dead wrong: that she was a spurned lover intent on killing her boyfriend. The quick explanation, attributed to witnesses and unidenti“ed law enforcement sources, “rst streamed across the bottom of newscast crawlers and on news sites. They reported that a domestic dispute had driven Nasim Aghdam to sneak into YouTubes San Bruno headquarters at lunchtime Tuesday and critically wound one man and injure two women before killing herself. When I heard that, I literally smacked my hand into my forehead,Ž said Jaclyn Schildkraut, an expert on mass shootings and an assistant professor of public justice at Oswego State University in New York. It was like, Oh, it must be domestic violence because she was a woman.Ž While female shooters in public places are rare, history shows that love is never behind such attacks. Like men, female shooters „ including Aghdam „ appear to have been motivated by resentment and anger. The spurned womanŽ assumption in Tuesdays tragedy is an example of enduring sexism and a double standard, Schildkraut said. Of the 14 mass shootingsŽ committed by women between 1966 and 2016 „ only 4 percent of all mass shootings „ not one was fueled by a domestic dispute. In interviews with Aghdams family and in numerous videos she posted on YouTube, it became clear late Tuesday that she was furious at YouTube for what she perceived as the censoring of her graphic anti-animal cruelty videos and her pro-vegan stances that had made her a minor social media celebrity in Iran. She apparently didnt know anyone at YouTube. Women practicing at a shooting range in Santa Clara this week rolled their eyes at the mistaken motive that she was a lover seeking vengeance. Its a little offensive,Ž said Ashley Katena, 29, who had come with a female friend to Reeds Shooting Range in Santa Clara. That its because shes an emotional female going on a rampage against her spouse.Ž So why were the media and public so eager to accept the explanation of a scorned woman? Although women are more likely to target people they know, including domestic partners and children, they are less likely to use a gun, more often choosing poison or suffocation, according to Schildkrauts research. And those crimes tend to happen closer to home. Women who commit such shootings at public places are all the more rare and tend to do so at places that are familiar to them „ their own workplaces or schools. The most memorable woman school shooter remains perhaps one of the “rst: In 1979, 16-yearold Brenda Spencer “red a .22 caliber ri”e from her house to the schoolyard across the street in San Diego, killing the school principal and custodian and wounding a police of“cer and eight children. When a San Diego Tribune reporter reached her by phone and asked why she was “ring on school children, she uttered a response that would be made into a musical hit by the British band Boomtown Rats: I dont like Mondays.Ž At the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010, biology professor Amy Bishop, who had been denied tenure, opened “re at a department meeting, killing three and wounding three. These shooters have similar types of grievances, whether they are perceived or actual, that male shooters do,Ž said Schildkraut, co-author of Mass Shootings, Media, Myths and Realities.Ž But they are somehow dismissed because of what people believe criminals to be. In our culture today, there is a tendency to justify mens actions and mitigate or downplay womens actions in general.Ž When 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former Parkland, Fla., high school in February, Schildkraut said, it was Oh, this poor kid wasnt loved enough, his mother died, he was an orphan. There were all these justi“cations of why he did it. The fact is there is no justi“cation.Ž The closest to a note or manifesto that Aghdam left to explain her motivations was the angry videos she produced and uploaded to YouTube. She ranted against the company and claimed that YouTube was censoring her videos and cutting into her nascent celebrity and advertising income. While Aghdam may have shared the kinds of resentments typical of male shooters, she didnt “t the more common pseudo commandoŽ persona they tend to take on „ the ones who show off caches of weapons on their websites and belts of ammunition slung around their shoulders. Theyre angry and they plot against people who they believe havent given them their due. And in this big display of power, they go out in this perceived blaze of glory to show the world their worth and how powerful they are,Ž said Amy Barnhorst, a professor and vice chair of community psychiatry at he University of California, Davis. Its the narcissist, entitled guy in all that commando gear.Ž Aghdam wasnt that. While witnesses said she called out something like come and get me,Ž from the outdoor patio before killing herself, she carried only a single handgun. And she didnt overly concern Mountain View police, who found her sleeping in a parking lot the night before the shootings. From her license plate they learned that her family had “led a missing persons report a few days earlier. When they noti“ed the family they had found her, the family said they expressed their concern in a follow-up call to police that she had a grudge against YouTube. But police said the family never mentioned anything about her potential for violence. By the next morning she was practicing shooting at a nearby range and by 12:45 p.m. was “ring her 9 mm Smith & Wesson into a crowd of panicked employees. I dont necessarily fault them for it,Ž Barnhorst said of the Mountain View police. Young males are at the highest risk of perpetrating violence, and middle-aged women are just not up there on the list.ŽYouTube shooter wasnt a scorned lover, but many thought soBy JULIA PRODIS SULEKTHE MERCURY NEWS SC resorts looks for people who threw carrots at alligatorFRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) „ Of“cials at a South Carolina resort are looking for the people who harassed an alligator by throwing carr ots at him, calling the action a new level of stupid.Ž The Island Packet in Hilton Head reports the Fripp Island Resort Activity Center posted about the harassment Friday on its Facebook page. Fripp Island naturalist Jessica Miller says the people were lucky because the alligator didnt respond and later slid back into the water The Facebook post says Fripp Island has a description of the people who threw carrots. The “ne is $200 per carrot thrown. Violators could also face up to 30 days in jail for feeding alligators if convicted, according to South Carolina state law. Wildlife experts say that most attacks occur when humans feed, poke or swim near alligators.Naval academy holds viewing of flag captured in War of 1812ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) „ The U.S. Naval Academy Museum has held a public viewing of a large British ”ag that was captured during the War of 1812. The British Royal Standard displayed Saturday is 35-by-25 feet. It is decorated with lions and a crown. The event marked the “rst time since the 1880s that the ”ag was available to be viewed in its entirety. It has been in an exhibit case in the academys Mahan Hall, where only part of it was viewable. The ”ag ”ew over present-day Toronto, Canada, and was captured by U.S. forces. Congressional and presidential directives from more than 150 years ago require the academy to preserve and exhibit captured ”ags. The museum now has more than 200 battle ”ags and a total ”ag collection of more than 600.4 charged in mans death; his last moments were on FacebookFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) „ Four people have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose “nal moments were livestreamed and posted on Facebook. The Fayetteville Observer reports one of the four wanted in the January 2017 death of 27-year-old Calvin Blackshire Jr. turned himself in. Warrants have been issued for the others, including one who is an inmate at a prison in Elizabeth City. They face charges including “rst-degree murder and conspiracy. Blackshire was found in a motel parking lot with a gunshot wound. As he lay dying, an onlooker livestreamed Blackshires last moments. Authorities said at the time that the person who recorded and posted the video didnt break a law. Blackshires mother, Pamela, says she plans to put ”owers on her sons grave to mark the arrests.Ohio State revokes Bill Cosbys honorary degree amid retrialCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) „ Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001. University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with opening statements in suburban Philadelphia. An Ohio State spokesman says Cosby has, by his own admission, violated the universitys principles and values. This is the “rst time Ohio State has revoked an honorary degree. It adds to the list of schools that have revoked honorary degrees for the comedian in the past few years. Cosbys retrial involves a woman who says he drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. His “rst trial ended in a hung jury. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, April 8, the 98th day of 2018. There are 267 days left in the year. Today in history On April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruths record. On this date In 1913 the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for popular election of U.S. senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified. President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform. In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration. In 1946 the League of Nations assembled in Geneva for its final session. In 1952 President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. In 1961 a suspected bomb exploded aboard the passenger liner MV Dara in the Persian Gulf, causing it to sink; 238 of the 819 people aboard were killed. In 1988 TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigned from the Assemblies of God after he was defrocked for rejecting an order from the churchs national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he had consorted with a prostitute. In 1994 Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. In 2003 kidnapper-rapist John Jamelske, who had imprisoned five women and girls, one after another, as sex slaves inside a makeshift dungeon in his DeWitt, New York, home, was arrested. (Jamelske, who pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree kidnapping, is serving an 18 years-to-life sentence in a maximum security prison.) Todays birthdays Comedian Shecky Greene is 92. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 81. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is 80. Basketball Hall of Famer John Havlicek is 78. MouseketeerŽ Darlene Gillespie is 77. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 77. Bible verse But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.Ž „ 2 Corinthians 4:3. Christianity was never meant to be a secret or closed society. We have good news to tell a world that is desperately searching. Share Jesus with a friend. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) „ When University of Floridas president said on April Fools Day that people cited for parking violations on campus over the past year could get amnesty by donating food, many thought it was a prank. But on Friday, nearly 2,000 people learned it wasnt. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said on Twitter that nearly 2,000 citations had been exchanged for 9,455 food donations. The food „ peanut butter, canned peaches and other canned items „ will fill the shelves of the schools Field and Fork Pantry.ODD NEWS UF allows parking violators to pay tickets by food donationsaid it sent three helicopters to the scene. The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players. The Humboldt Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6,000. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horri“c crash began to circulate. Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow Broncos team jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena in the Saskatchewan town to comfort each other and learn more. Its overwhelming. Its been tough on everybody,Ž Muench said in a phone interview. Were a small community; some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years. A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other.Ž The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-“nal against the Nipawin Hawks. Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink. To “nd out that it was their “rst responders that aided our boys just warms your heart,Ž the mayor said as his voice cracked. Multiple crisis workers were assisting relatives and friends. Everybody is just so devastated. These poor young boys,Ž said Penny Lee, the communications manager for the town of Humboldt. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a junior A hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Its open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20. Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene. Our whole community is in shock, we ar e grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other,Ž he said. Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We talked to him, but he said he couldnt feel his lower extremities so I dont know whats going on,Ž she said. I am freaking out. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind.Ž Garinger said he still didnt know the fate of one of the players living in his home. We just need to try to support each other as we deal with this incredible loss to our community, to our province, to our hockey world.Ž Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, said he knows players on the team. This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here,Ž he said.HOCKEYFROM PAGE 1 650 CKOM/980 CJME VIA APThis image provided by 650 CKOM/980 CJME shows emergency crews responding to the scene where a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playo game was struck by a semi Friday, north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada. a large-scale police operation was underway. Police also said they found a suspicious object in the van that they were examining to see if it was dangerous. They told German news agency dpa that was the reason authorities cordoned off such a large area. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said the suspects apartment was being searched Saturday night for possible explosives. The Muenster University Hospital put out an urgent call for citizens to donate blood „ and so many people rushed to help that long lines of donors formed. Jan Schoessler, who was among those in line, said dozens of people were waiting shortly after doors opened at 7 p.m. The university cancelled the call after only an hour and thanked everyone on Twitter for your overwhelming support.Ž Muenster, a major university city, has about 300,000 residents and an attractive medieval city center that was rebuilt after World War II. TV footage showed a narrow street sealed off Saturday with red-and-white police tape. Dozens of ambulances were near the cordoned-off area and helicopters were ”ying overhead. The Kiepenkerl is not only one of the citys bestknown traditional pubs, but also the emblem of the city, depicting a traveling salesman with a long pipe in his mouth and a big backpack on his back. Ugur Hur was working at a nearby cafe in downtown Muenster when the crash took place. I heard a loud bang, screaming. And the police arrived and everyone was sent out,Ž he said. A lot of people were running away screaming.Ž Lino Baldi, who owns an Italian restaurant near the scene of the crash, told Sky TG24 that the city center had been packed with people out enjoying a Saturday market and summer-like temperatures, which had risen to 77 degrees Fahrenheit from just 54 degrees a day earlier. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was deeply shocked by the terrible events in Muenster.Ž Everything conceivable is being done to investigate the crime and to support the victims and their relatives,Ž Merkel said in a statement. My thanks go to all the responders at the scene.ŽCROWDFROM PAGE 1 DPA VIA APPolice vans parked in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday. the way they need to be. But were learning that; were making the changes on the ”y,Ž said Jeff Behler, a regional Census Bureau director who is overseeing the test. Were getting some very critical information about changes that we need to make. And we have time to do that.Ž In the test, which began March 16, 280,000 homes in Providence County are receiving snail-mail letters that direct residents to a survey website or toll-free phone number. There, they can complete the survey, which includes questions including about age, race and ethnicity. People may also call to get a paper version of the census sent to them, but census of“cials hope most will do it online because it is less expensive. A response is legally required. Those who dont respond on their own will get a personal visit, with door-knocking scheduled through July, Behler said. Census workers who visit homes will use a new smartphone app, instead of paper forms, to enter information they collect in person. The test survey does not include any question on citizenship, having begun several days before the Trump administrations announcement that it was adding that question, although many people received the letters telling them to take their census around the time the announcement was made. Entities that use census data worry about including a question on the census without testing it “rst. Adding a question at this late stage of the Census process does not allow time for adequate testing to incorporate new questions, particularly if the testing reveals substantial problems,Ž the American Statistical Association wrote in a January letter to the federal government. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he added the citizenship question at the request of the Justice Department to provide a more accurate tally of the number of voting-eligible residents in each neighborhood. Many Democratic of“cials and advocacy groups fear the question will scare people away from participating because they view the Trump administration as hostile to immigrants, diminishing the surveys overall accuracy. Many Republican of“cials have downplayed such concerns, instead echoing the Trump administrations assertion that there is no empirical evidence pointing to a steep participation decline. The Rhode Island test would have to be repeated „ the second time with a citizenship question at the end „ to gauge whether there is a decrease in participation, but there are no plans to do that. Even aside from the citizenship question, critics say they worry residents will ignore the test requests because they dont know what they are or because they fear how the government will use the information. And they worry a test with a lot of problems will ripple into the nationwide census two years from now.CENSUSFROM PAGE 1 foreign media. He was not af“liated with Hamas or any other militant group. The latest casualties were bound to draw new criticism from rights groups that have branded Israels open-“re orders on the border as unlawful, after Israels defense minister warned that those approaching the fence were risking their lives. The U.N. human rights of“ce said Friday that it has indications that Israeli forces used excessive forceŽ against protesters last week, when 15 Palestinians were killed or later died of wounds sustained near the border. An Israeli military spokesman defended the rules of engagement. If they are actively attacking the fence, if they are throwing a molotov cocktail that is within striking distance of Israeli tr oops or similar activities, then those persons, those rioters, become, may become, a target,Ž said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. Fridays large crowds suggested that Hamas, the Islamic militant group that has ruled Gaza since a 2007 takeover, might be able to keep the momentum going in the next few weeks. Hamas has called for a series of protests until May 15, the anniversary of Israels founding when Palestinians commemorate their mass uprooting during the 1948 war over Israels creation. Israel has alleged that Hamas is using the mass marches as a cover for attacking the border fence, and has vowed to prevent a breach at all costs.PROTESTFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOSPalestinian protesters burn an American ag during a protest at the Gaza Strips border with Israel, Friday. Palestinian protesters chant slogans next to burning tires during clashes with Israeli troops along Gazas border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday.


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(L) FS1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series OReilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (L) 3 p.m. ESPN2 College Softball Florida Gators at Alabama Crimson Tide. (L) 4 p.m. ESPN MLS Soccer Portland Timbers at Orlando City SC. (L) FSSUN Rays LIVE! Postgame (L) 4:30 p.m. FSN Marlins LIVE! Postgame (L) 5 p.m. ESPN2 High School Basketball Jordan Brand Classic from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (L) 7 p.m. ESPN Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown (L) 7:30 p.m. FSN NHL Hockey Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins. (L) 8 p.m. ESPN MLB Baseball New York Mets at Washington Nationals. (L) 9 p.m. FS1 MLS Soccer Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles Galaxy. (L) 10 p.m. FSN Panthers Live Postgame (L) LOS ANGELES „ Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actresss af“nity for animals, especially those of the cute and cuddly variety. So when the people behind the new IMAX original “lm PandasŽ asked The Good PlaceŽ star if she would consider narrating the documentary, it was a no-brainer. Im not secretive about the fact that Im an animal lover, or an IMAX lover to be totally honest with you,Ž Bell said. I think they produce some of the best content out there and I take my kids to the science center every time theres a new IMAX movie. I just think the patience with which they produce particularly their animal documentaries is kind of astounding.Ž Pandas,Ž from David Douglas and Drew Fellman (Born to be WildŽ and Island of Lemurs: MadagascarŽ), takes audiences to the Chengdu Research Base For Giant Panda Breeding in China where scientists are working toward a goal of releasing captive-born pandas into the wild, where only about 2000 remaining pandas live. The “lm, out Friday, focuses in on one, Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen), from cub stage to her supervised release in the wild and the humans trying to make that happen. Hou Rong, the Director of Research at Panda Base since 1994, has raised over 200 baby pandas during her tenure and hopes that one day their work will help pandas thrive outside of captivity. In an inspiring display of cross cultural solidarity, she travels to New Hampshire to observe how a man named Ben Kilham has for 20 years been successfully raising orphaned black bear cubs for eventual release in the wild. At Kilhams suggestion, Panda Base hires American conservation biologist Jake Owens, who Douglas calls the Indiana Jones of biologistsŽ to help supervise Qian Qians transition from city panda to countr y panda. Bell, who got involved later in the process, didnt get to meet the pandas but hopes that one day she will. But that didnt stop her from peppering the scientists like Owens with questions, like how much do they weigh (150 poundsŽ), how much do they feel like they weigh (about 300 poundsŽ) and what do they smell like (sweet grass and milkŽ). An avid watcher of nature documentaries, Bell said that she and her young daughters Lincoln and Delta particularly love David Attenborough and the Planet EarthŽ series. The girls saw an early cut of PandasŽ and loved itŽ which makes Bell all the more excited for additional kids and families to experience PandasŽ too. Its inspiring the next crop of biologists and conservationists,Ž she said. She thinks the “lm will connect beyond animal die-hards too. It makes you feel good,Ž Bell said. Its inspiring, its beautiful, its adorable, its educational and personally I think currently the world could use more things that feel good, you know?ŽKristen Bell narrates cuddly IMAX documentary PandasBy LINDSEY BAHRAP FILM WRITER DREW FELLMAN/WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA APThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows giant pandas in a scene from the IMAX documentary Pandas.Ž Ingraham due back at Fox after cooling-off period from tweetNEW YORK (AP) „ Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work Monday following backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet mocking a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor. Several companies say theyll no longer advertise with Ingraham, who was on a one-week vacation that served as a cooling-off period. Ingraham picked up a strong statement of support from her boss and backing from an unexpected source in liberal talk show host Bill Maher late Friday. Ingraham has apologized for a tweet in which she said 17-year-old high school student David Hogg whined about being rejected by some colleges. Ingrahams tweet became a symbol of a debate over how minors active in national gun safety talks should be treated by political opponents. Hogg has said its time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.ŽHannity vows to attack Kimmel until ABC comic apologizesNEW YORK (AP) „ Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about the accent of “rst lady Melania Trump, who was born in Slovenia. The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic, with Hannity calling Kimmel a sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdoŽ during his Fox show on Friday. Kimmel returned “re on Twitter, often in off-color fashion. He says its sad that anyone who is slobbering overŽ President Donald Trump would call him a pervert. When Trump was the Republican presidential nominee he was heard on tape bragging about fame enabling him to grope women, and he later apologized. Hannity ran several clips of Kimmel routines he said exposed the comics creepyŽ past. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 7 Name That CompanyI was founded in 1946, and my founders granddaughter is currently my CEO. In 1974 I debuted the first money market fund against which investors could write checks. I began offering IRAs in 1975, a year after they were created. Today, based in Boston, Im a global financial giant, employing more than 40,000 people and with more than $6 trillion of assets under administration. I serve more than 26 million individual investors (and their 25 million brokerage accounts) and more than 22,000 businesses. I offer investment advice, but you cant invest in me as Im a privately held company. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. (the sum you originally loaned, the bonds par valueŽ). Most corporate bonds have a par value of $1,000, while government bonds can run much higher. Sometimes a company will callŽ its bond, paying back the principal early. All bonds specify whether and how soon they can be called. Federal government bonds are never called. Investors dont necessarily buy a bond when its first issued and then hold it to maturity, for several years or decades. Bonds are often traded among investors, with their prices rising and falling in reaction to prevailing interest rates. When rates fall, people tend to bid up bond prices. After all, if banks are offering 2 percent, a 5 percent bond will be appealing. When interest rates rise, newer bonds with higher interest rates will be more appealing than older bonds with lower rates. Bonds can make sense for your portfolio, but if youre looking for investment income, consider dividend-paying stocks as well. To see many stocks we have recommended, some of which offer dividends, try our Motley Fool Stock AdvisorŽ newsletter via .The Motley Fool TakeA Biotech Bargain?Not long ago, biotech company Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG) was a darling in the investment community. Thats no longer the case. Over the past six months, Celgene stock has plunged some 40 percent. What went wrong? A oncepromising Crohns disease drug flopped in a late-stage clinical study, Celgenes fast-growing psoriasis drug Otezla is facing competition and slowing growth, and the company lowered its financial outlook for 2020. The market seems to think Celgene is in horrible shape, but the biotech still claims a compelling growth story, with adjusted earnings per share expected to increase by more than 19 percent annually on average over the next few years. Celgenes current lineup, featuring blood cancer drugs Revlimid and Pomalyst, continues to perform well. Those two drugs contributed nearly $10 billion to the companys roughly $13 billion in sales last year. Celgene also markets the blockbuster cancer drug Abraxane. Thanks to label expansions, growing demand and price increases, the companys sales grew 16 percent year over year in 2017. Meanwhile, many expect Celgenes multiple sclerosis drug ozanimod to be approved and reach blockbuster status. With a forward-looking price-toearnings (P/E) ratio recently in the single digits, Celgenes stock seems a bargain for long-term investors. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Celgene.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentA Guy Who Guessed WrongWhen I got back into the stock market in 2009 after inheriting some money, I made the mistake of listening to this guy who guessed wrong a lot. As a result, I lost money with some bad investments. Now I listen to him less, while listening more to The Motley Fool and a few others I trust. Oh, the guy who guessed wrong a lot over the last eight years or so? Me. „ R.L., Cincinnati The Fool Responds: Were glad that you trust us, but dont sell yourself short so quickly. A big problem in the scenario you described can be boiled down to one word you used: guessed. The less guessing you employ in investing, the better your results are likely to be. Sure, no one knows exactly what a given stock or the entire market is going to do in the next day or year, but the more you know, the fewer surprises youll likely encounter. If you study a company youre interested in, learning about how it makes its money, what its competitive advantages are, how financially healthy it is and what its growth potential is, you can make an educated estimate of its value and its attractiveness as an investment. Remember, too, that youll never be perfect in your investment decisions. Weve made our share of regrettable calls, and the worlds best investors have erred, too. Stocks or Car Loan?QShould I use some extra funds to pay off my car loan or invest in the stock market? „ K.M., Fort Wayne, IndianaAIf you have any high-interest debt, such as from credit cards, pay that off first. Otherwise, compare your car debt with your alternatives.Say your car loan interest rate is 5 percent. If you invest in the stock market, the average annual gain in that over many decades is roughly 10 percent, but thats just an average and far from certain. The stock market can be volatile, especially over short periods. So consider your risk tolerance and decide whether youd rather save a definite 5 percent or hope for a 10 percent gain. It can be worth paying a little in interest while aiming to earn more through stock appreciation. Just make sure youre investing for the long haul.***QWhats a leveraged buyout? „ L.B., Hendersonville, North CarolinaASometimes referred to as an LBO, a leveraged buyout is when a company is bought out by another entity (or entities), using a lot of debt. Private equity investors are typically involved, borrowing lots of money without using much of their own, and often using the acquirees assets as collateral.The acquired company is generally taken private, no longer trading publicly on the stock market. Its likely to go public again later, after some changes have been made (such as layoffs, the selling of assets or dividend increases or decreases). While some LBOs are executed by members of management, others are hostile, executed by outsiders and not welcomed by their targets. Many LBOs dont end well for the company or its shareholders (there are substantial interest payments due, after all), though the acquirers often do well.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolBonds, ExplainedStocks have outperformed bonds over most 20-year and 30-year periods, and between 1802 and 2017, stocks averaged annual postinflation gains of 6.8 percent, while bonds averaged just 3.5 percent. Despite that, you might include some bonds in your portfolio for diversification, especially if youre in or near retirement. First, though, be sure you understand what bonds are. Bonds are essentially long-term loans. If a company or government issues bonds, its borrowing cash and promising to pay it back at a certain rate of interest. Bonds sold by the U.S. governments Treasury Department are called Treasuries. State and local governments issue municipal bonds, while businesses issue corporate bonds. Companies on shaky ground attract buyers with high-interest-rate junkŽ bonds. If you buy a $1,000 bond with a coupon rateŽ of 5 percent, youll receive $50 per year in interest payments. When the bond matures,Ž youll be repaid your principal 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE FUN 2 by Myles Mellor 1. SYD GMQLYSV OASZSADT NDXD ZMNZVT YZFQWL GQLYST QW SYD OZW ZT SYDV WDFDX TZN DVD SA DVD! 2. OGKMB BLKJJ KWF HIF KWF EM OGEBVIHB? EMB WAM K VALIJA, EMB K GAKHBI HKFEBG! 3. WKKQ GHSI IWMM ZWOMME QFGW-QLMFIIFSK FS-PHAWQ OQ IDWEG PTQI BZOBA WOBD HIDWZ TL! 4. PQC ZFJ, XKHEHZK GCACEFTSC XFZ QCGCL FSSPXCJ PQ QPFKZ THA FLW. EKC SCCW! 1. The flighty potatoes were always having fights in the pan as they never saw eye to eye! 2. Whats small and red and it whispers? Its not a pomelo, its a hoarse radish! 3. Eggs dont tell really side-splitting in-jokes as theyd just crack each other up! 4. One sad, whitish vegetable was never allowed on Noahs big Ark. The leek! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can have creative insights anywhere, but youre going to have more of them in a brand-new environment, particularly one in which you feel somewhat (but not too) relaxed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Dont be too quick to sum up the people and situations you encounter. The trouble with putting things into strict categories is that those boxes will focus you in such a way as to miss the interplay among things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youve been unaware of the subtle pressures around you that were inuencing you to be one way and not another. But something happens today to wake you up and help you better understand the dynamics aecting you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). What brings out your exceptional qualities? A demand for them. Therefore, you dont mind the problems that come up today, because they are a chance to rise up and hone the best parts of you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll gure out how to help another person get past a hurdle, make an improvement or think of the problem dierently. This is no small win. The success of others will be your success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Wearing shoes indoors is acceptable or unacceptable, depending on whose house youre in. Neither is more correct, as its a matter of personal preference. Other matters of personal preference will inuence todays proceedings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The new people around you have something to do with a shift in your thoughts and emotions. Youre the one who gets to decide whether this shift is something youd like to ex p lore further or not. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your ability to accept, support, care for and love yourself is increasing, and you like how your life is going as a result of this. Youre ready to get radically honest on a you-to-you basis. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ideally, you could shed the past like a snake shedding its skin, because wearing the past is just dulling the vibrancy of the emerging you. Youre so clever; you can nd a way to fold up the story and compartmentalize it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youre playful, fun, energetic and curious. Your mood is perfect for making new friends. Seeing as they dont know you, you can be anyone you want to be. Sweet liberation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll get the chance to observe possible candidates for your friendship. Take in all that you see. There are many things that can aect a persons loyalty, and opportunity should be one of them. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You cant see your own attractiveness in action, and you never know exactly what it is about you thats working for another person, but you can be sure that it is; the response you get now is proof of this. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 8). What you do to be stronger and kinder will also help you enjoy your life more fully. Also, it wont be bad for your image! Many will be attracted to your work and projects, and youll be able to bank on that. Impressive things come from your family in the next seven weeks. A departure in June will help you glimpse your future. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 2, 30, 48 and 19.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Im the youngest of four sisters. The oldest sister is the only one who has children „ three girls under the age of 12. Im a high school teacher who works about 60 hours a week during the school year between teaching, grading, attending meetings, completing paperwork, tutoring before and after school, and planning lessons. My second-oldest sister wants to plan an elaborate road trip this summer that involves renting an RV and driving cross-country with our nieces to visit Disneyland. She feels that since I have the summer o, I should be more than happy to go on this trek. I love my students and nieces, but by the time summer rolls around, the last thing I want to do is spend a week or more in a camper with kids. I told her I have some summer training to go to, which is true, hoping she would drop the subject. She hasnt. What can I tell them? „ SWEATING IT OUT IN THE SOUTH DEAR SWEATING IT OUT: Forgive me if this is blasphemy, but Disneyland isnt everyones cup of tea. Thats why its time to tell your sisters the truth. You deserve a child-free summer break if you want one, and that fact should not be regarded as a personal insult to anyone. DEAR ABBY: I have worked with a woman for a little more than a year. Her daughter is having a baby. I have never met her daughter, but hear only negative stories about her and her boyfriend, who both live with this coworker. Today in the mail I received an invitation to this daughters baby shower. I was told by another co-worker that we all (seven oce people) are invited, although none of us have ever met her. I am surprised the woman I work with would do this. Does it seem strange to you, and should I feel guilty because I have no desire to go? Because of the invite, I feel I shouldŽ give a small gift, but Im sort of mied about it. If you were me, how would you handle this? „ CONFUSED CO-WORKER DEAR CONFUSED: The daughter and her boyfriend are living with your co-worker because they dont have enough money to live on their own. I dont know the reason for that, and neither do you. Its fair to assume that they will need things for their baby. I agree that by sending you an invitation to the shower, she has put you on the spot, but I can understand her doing it. If I were you, in the interest of solidarity as well as charity, I would send a small baby gift „ or consider a group gift with your other co-workers. Because I had heard nothing positive about the mother-tobe, I would send with it my regrets for being unable to attend. DEAR ABBY: After I retired, I wrote a book. I sent a copy to old friends at no charge. Upon receipt, they gave lukewarm thanks and criticized me for not personalizing it by handwriting a few words to them. How should I deal with these people who often tend to criticize? „ PUZZLED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR PUZZLED: Some people feel that an inscription in a book makes it a more personal gift. That said, dealŽ with it by accepting the criticism graciously and oer to autograph your book for them if they will return it to you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions,Ž send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: If you have a ton of leftovers after a big gathering, make customized TV dinners instead of throwing them out. You wont waste all that good food. Heres how to do it: „ Buy heavy, plastic microwaveable plates with compartments. Look for them on sale and buy in bulk to have on hand. „ Scoop leftover portions to ll each section of the plates, and cover the plate with microwave-safe plastic wrap before freezing. „ When you need a superquick meal, just pull these out and pop them into the microwave. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We just moved into a new house, and there is colored grout around the bathroom. It is dirty. How do I clean it? „ Hillary from Connecticut Dear Hillary: Try this: Make a paste by mixing 3/4 of baking soda with 1/4 cup of warm water. Grab a damp, clean toothbrush, scrub the solution onto the grout, allow it to remain on the surface for a couple of minutes and then rinse well. Dont use any cleaners on grout that contain chlorine bleach because they remove the color. Finally, apply a sealer to the grout to prevent new stains. Clean it regularly to stop a dirt buildup. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Sometimes you buy avocados at the supermarket that have not softened enough to eat them. Heres how to hasten the process so you can make your favorite guacamole dip! Put the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana peel or an apple to it. Pierce the bag and close. Allow it to sit for a day or two and check to see if the avocados have softened. When you cut the avocado, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on it to stop it from turning brown. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I was just shopping for bleach for the rst time, and I noticed that there are several types. I dont know which one to buy. Can you help me out? „ Tiffany from California Dear Tiany: As we all know, bleach can be a key part of cleaning our clothing. When you decide to use bleach, there are two types to understand „ chlorine and oxygen. Both will clean and whiten clothes. Chlorine beach is the stronger and more eective on white and colorfast washable garments, but not on silks or wools. Oxygen bleach is not as stron g and is color-safe. Before using either type, read the fabric-care labels to be sure that its all right to use for that kind of clothing. Test for colorfastness on a small hidden area of the fabric. Read the labels for the right amounts and for proper usage. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We are going to be away for several weeks, and we feel its too big of a responsibility to ask a relative or friend to help take care of our dogs for such a long time. I really need a professional sitter to do the job. How can I nd a qualied person? „ Melanie from Florida Dear Melanie: Heres what to do: Contact a bonded pet-sitting service, which will be licensed, insured and can provide references. The service will charge you by the day or by the visit. Your dogs normal daily routine should be maintained. To nd a good service, ask your vet, a local pet shop or go online. „ HeloiseRV road trip to Disneyland with preteens no vacation for teacherDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 WORLD BEIRUT „ Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. Syrian government forces resumed their offensive on rebel-held Douma on Friday afternoon after a 10-day truce collapsed over disagreement regarding evacuation of opposition “ghters. Violence resumed days after hundreds of opposition “ghters and their relatives left Douma toward rebel-held areas in northern Syria. A reporter for Lebanons Al-Manar TV embedded with Syrian troops near Douma said government forces advanced toward Douma from the towns of Misraba and Madiara that were recently captured by troops. Al-Manar TV is run by Lebanons Hezbollah group that has sent thousands of “ghters to Syria to back government forces. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said government forces captured several farms Saturday on the southern and western edges of the city that is home to tens of thousands of people. SCMM said the area controlled by the Army of Islam in and around Douma is 7.3 square miles. The group said its “ghters repelled all government attacks that began Friday, adding that 17 Syrian soldiers were killed. By Saturday evening, state media was reported that troops are approaching Army of Islam forti“cations on the edge of the town adding that street battles could begin soon. It said warplanes bombarded the groups headquarters and command and control center. State TV said Army of Islam “ghters pelted several neighborhoods in Damascus with mortar shells killing six civilians and wounding more than 30. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombardment of Douma killed eight people and wounded 48, including 15 children. Some opposition activists in Douma posted photographs of people wearing gas masks saying that government forces are shelling the town with poison gas. State media denied the reports saying such farces about chemical weaponsŽ were triggered by the troops quick push toward Douma. On Friday, opposition activists said 40 people were killed in Douma while state media said four were killed in government-held Damascus. Government forces launched a crushing offensive in February and March on eastern Ghouta capturing dozens of towns and villages forcing thousands of opposition “ghters to surrender and evacuate the area toward Syrias north. A deal was reached last month to evacuate Douma but activists and state media reported that the Army of Islam group demanded amendments to the deal. The Observatory said the Russian response to the Army of Islam with a list of demands including handing over heavy weapons within three days that should be followed by handing over light weapons and in return government forces will withdraw from the outskirts of Douma within a week. The Observatory also said that the Russians promised the rebels that once they hand over their weapons, airstrikes would stop. It added that “ghters who hand over their weapons can join a local police force that will be established in Douma mostly consisting of Army of Islam members who will be given Russians weapons to “ght members of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked “ghters. Army of Islam Military spokesman Hamza Bayraqdar told The Associated Press by text message, the Russians are making humiliating demands that mean surrender and handing over the area. This is something that we categorically reject.Ž Russias military said the Army of Islam has forced out leaders who were taking part in negotiations to withdraw from Douma and that their “ghters have resumed attacks. Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, said that as a result of sharp opposition among the odious militants and those who were prepared to participate in the negotiations process, the former leaders of the group (known as) Abu Humam, Abu Omar and Abu Ali were physically removed.Ž He said the information came from a close aide of Abu Humam. In northern Syria, the Turkish military said on its Twitter account that it has established the ninth observation post in the rebel-held province of Idlib as part of the de-escalation agreement with Russia and Iran. Turkeys of“cial Anadolu news agency said the military convoy reached the town of Morek in Idlib province. Eastern Ghouta was also part of the same de-escalation plan signed last year in the Kazakh capital Astana. Turkeys presidential spokesman said that the Turkish military presence in Idlib would serve as a guaranteeŽ against attacks to ensure that it does not meet the same fate as eastern Ghouta. Ibrahim Kalin said, The Russians and the Iranians have a full understanding of this,Ž adding that the Syrian regime also understands that Turkish soldiers are not to be attacked in those areas.Ž Separately, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to expand the offensive against Syrian Kurdish militants in northern Syria eastward to the town of Tel Rifat. A spokesman for his of“ce, however, said an operation against Tel Rifat might not be needed. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart that the main Kurdish militia Peoples Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization, is no longer present there. Elsewhere in Syria, a bomb exploded in the Aleppo town of al-Bab, which is controlled by Turkey-backed opposition “ghters, killing nine people and wounding 15, according to the activist media collective Aleppo Media Center. The Observatory report that eight people were killed in the blast that occurred near the towns Grand Mosque.Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbsBy BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESS SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE WHITE HELMETS VIA APThis photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, Saturday. CARACAS, Venezuela „ An in”uential U.S. senator pressed for fair elections and the release of a jailed American during his private meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the senator said Saturday before departing the turbulent country. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, told The Associated Press that he urged Maduro to uphold democratic rights ahead of Venezuelas upcoming presidential election, but doubts any changes will be forthcoming His four-day trip made at Venezuelas invitation included a visit with Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Caracas for nearly two years on what the U.S. considers trumped-up weapons charges. Durbin, the author of a recent Senate resolution condemning Maduros use of food as a tool of political coercion,Ž said he took time to walk through parts Caracas, seeing the downtrodden faces of residents struggling to feed themselves. He also talked with doctors not able to get enough medicine to treat patients. I was heartbroken by what I saw and heard, particularly regarding the collapse of the countrys ability to feed and medically care for its people and children,Ž he said in an interview Saturday at the conclusion of his trip. The government has yet to comment on what was discussed during Durbins visit, or that of another lawmaker, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who met with Maduro earlier in the week in a privately-funded trip that wasnt organized by the State Department. But the rare visits came as the Trump administration weighs an embargo on Venezuelas oil shipments on top of sanctions already imposed on dozens of top of“cials, including Maduro, for decimating the countrys economy, spurring a humanitarian crisis and straying away from democratic practices. Oil-rich Venezuela is in the throes of a “ve-year economic and political crisis causing dire shortages of food and medicine, while drawing condemnation from the U.S., as well as many Latin American and European countries. This isnt a matter of Yankee imperialism,Ž said Durbin, the No. 2 Senate democrat. He was not happy with my conclusion on that.Ž Maduros government invited the senator to Venezuela in an effort to initiate dialogue between the two countries that havent exchange ambassadors since 2010. Durbin said Maduro made no demands, which he took as a sign that the leaders request was genuine. Durbin said Maduro greeted him warmly but doubted that the leader will delay or make any changes to boost con“dence that the May 20 presidential election will be free and fair, such as allowing banned opposition parties to participate. Democracies dont exile and imprison their political opponents, Ž said Durbin. This is not a democracy when it comes to the political process.Ž Durbin also pressed Maduro to hand over Holt, a 25-year-old Utah man who travelled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met online practicing his Spanish. The couple was arrested during a police raid on the housing complex where she had lived. Venezuelan authorities alleged Holt was stockpiling weapons of war.Ž Asked to release Holt to his care, Maduro told Durbin that he would consider it. He made no promises,Ž the senator said. Durbin visited Holt in the Caracas jail where he and his wife are being held alongside some of the governments “ercest opponents, describing him as distraught and saddenedŽ by the drawnout ordeal but in otherwise good condition. They have been held and are being held for some political purpose either to be part of some trade in the future over some issue,Ž Durbin said. The senator next returns to Washington to share what he saw and learned with his colleagues in Congress. He said that ratcheting up increasing sanctions against Venezuela is broadly discussed. I hope we dont have to turn to further sanctions,Ž Durbin said. That is really in the hands of the Maduro regime.ŽUS senator meets with Venezuelan president, jailed Utah manBy SCOTT SMITHASSOCIATED PRESS Ship hits historic mansion on Istanbuls Bosporus StraitISTANBUL (AP) „ A cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbuls Bosporus strait, severely damaging the building. Turkeys of“cial Anadolu news agency said the Maltese-”agged cargo ship had a malfunction Saturday that disabled its rudder and caused it to lose control in the busy waterway. Videos showed the large ship sailing straight toward the Asian shores of Istanbul, hitting the red seaside mansion of Hekimbasi Salih Efendi. No one was injured. Anadolu said the 738foot ship was carrying barley from Russia to Saudi Arabia. The mansion once belonged to a doctor who served in the Ottoman palace and dates back to the 18th century. The Bosporus is a key waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and then the Aegean Sea.Egypt cyclist pedals to Russia to support team in World CupCAIRO (AP) „ An Egyptian cyclist has set off on Saturday from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypts national soccer team in the World Cup. Mohammed Nufal, 24, embarked on the long-haul journey from the famed Tahrir Square and is planning to traverse seven countries across three continents including Jordan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Nufal said he will only take a ”ight from Jordan to Bulgaria to bypass war-torn Syria. The languages are among the biggest challenges,Ž Nufal told The Associated Press. I will deal with that using translation apps and sign language.Ž He expects the weather to be bearable during the trek. According to his of“cial Facebook page, Nufal said his trip would take 65 days covering a distance of some 3,3160 miles. He expects to take nine days to travel 800 kilometers in Egypt alone, where his last stop will be in south Sinais Nuweiba, before heading to Jordan. Nufal had previously biked for 70 days to Gabon, passing through Chad, Sudan and Cameroon. Egypt quali“ed for this years World Cup for the “rst time since 1990.Members of migrant caravan protest in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) „ Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico in a caravan that drew the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump are protesting in Mexico City. Mexicos capital is the “nal stop for the migrant caravan that left from the Mexico-Guatemala border late last month to draw attention to immigrant and refugee policies. Standing beside Mexicos Angel of Independence monument, Caravan organizer Irineo Mujica said S aturday that remaining members of the caravan would march to the nearby U.S. embassy and seek meetings with representatives of the United Nations and Organization of American States. Migrants traveling in the caravan have begun to disperse in recent days as they received temporary papers from the Mexican government. Some plan to remain in Mexico while others will travel to the U.S. border and request asylum.Ailing Algerian leaders backers urge him to seek 5th termALGIERS, Algeria (AP) „ Algerias governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Boute”ika to seek a “fth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years. The head of the FLN party, Djamel Ould Abbas, formally asked Boute”ika to run in the May 2019 election in a speech Saturday to party lawmakers. Ould Abbas added that the last word remains with him, of course.Ž Boute”ika is barely seen in public even now and its not clear whether he is still really in charge of Africas largest country. Ould Abbas praised Boute”ikas record as a leader since winning the presidency in 1999 and bringing a cautious peace to a North African country riven by years of insurgency. No other presidential candidates have emerged because they are waiting to see whether Boute”ika will run. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


S PORTS € @SunCoastSports Sunday, April 8, 2018MLB: Rays INDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Soccer 3 | Major League Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | The Masters 6Ine cient Faria lets Rays downAP PHOTOJake Faria delivers against the Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. His v ery abbreviated start helps send the Rays to a seventh straight defeat.By Marc TopkinTampa Staff WriterBOSTON … Rays manager Kevin Cash before Saturdays game the No. 1 thing he wanted to see from unsteady starter Jake Faria was efficiency. And then Faria went out … after the Rays spotted him a two-run lead … and was historically inefficient. He allowed the first three Red Sox to reach base and gave up four runs in a 38-pitch first inning. Then he walked the based loaded around a couple outs and gave up a grand slam to Xander Bogaerts in a 35-pitch mess of a second inning before getting mercifully pulled. For his short afternoons work, in what ended up a 10-3 Rays loss, Faria had arguably the least efficient such outing in franchise history … throwing 73 pitches to get five outs. No Rays or even Devil Rays pitcher … not Victor Zambrano, not Dewon Brazelton, not Tanyon Sturtze … had ever thrown as many pitches without getting through two innings. (Zambrano came close, throwing 72 over 1 ‡ innings in a 2004 game.) The last pitcher to be so inefficient anywhere in the majors was in 2010 when the Mets Mike Pelfrey threw 74 pitches over 1 1 /3 innings in a July game against Arizona. With a planned bullpen dayŽ on Sunday the Rays were looking for Faria to work deep into the game. Austin Pruitt saved them from bigger problems by working 4 ‡ innings, but the Rays still turned to infielder Daniel Robertson to work the eighth … which he did in an efficient 11 pitches. The Rays will start Andrew Kittredge on Sunday and also have Ryan Yarbrough and Matt Andriese available; they also could opt to SEE RAYS, 2Secondary is a logical target in draft for Bucs(TIMES FILE)Vernon Hargreaves lost his starting job, then finished the season on injured reserve. The Bucs seem content to let him line up as the slot cornerback. By Rick StroudTimes Staff WriterThe pro days are over and the NFL draft still is a few weeks away. The next couple of weeks are used for private workouts and scheduling the 30 in-house visits with potential picks. Not much can be gleaned by which players are invited to One Buc Place. Obviously, the Bucs have interest in all the top non-quarterbacks in the draft „ Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb and Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson. Chubb, Nelson, NFL: Bucs adno=50532904*See website for detai ls SEE BUCS, 2By JEROME PUGMIRE Assocaited PressSAKHIR, Bahrain „ Sebastian Vettel is perfectly placed to strike another early blow to Lewis Hamiltons Formula One title defense. The German driver took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix followed by Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen under desert floodlights on Saturday. The evening got even better for Ferrari, with Hamilton managing only fourth. But he will start from ninth on Sunday after incurring a grid penalty for an unauthorized gearbox change on his Mercedes. Ill try and eke out every last bit of power and strength from this car,Ž Hamilton said. I dont know what we are going to be able to achieve tomorrow, but I hope I can do something.Ž This setback follows Hamiltons bitter disappointment in Australia two weeks ago, when he led the season-opening grand F1 RACING: BahrainVettel takes pole position as Hamilton strugglesSEE BAHRAIN, 3 Associated PressNIPAWIN, Saskatchewan „ A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the teams small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks. An entire country is in shock and mourning,Ž Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. This is every parents worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.Ž The bus had 29 passengers, including JUNIOR HOCKEY: Tragedy15 die when truck collides with team bus in CanadaSEE CRASH, 3BASEBALL IN FULL SWINGCatch all of the action from Saturday around Major League Baseball. Page 4 By DAVID LEEThe Augusta Chronicle A soggy Saturday failed to bog down the Patrick Reed machine. On a day full of off and on rain showers, Reeds game was much more consistent. Another day of attacking Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament field has him in the final Sunday pairing. Reed carded 5-underpar 67 in the third round to maintain his lead at 14-under entering the final day of the Masters. A day after shooting 66 with three spurts of three consecutive birdies, the 27-year-old Augusta State product, who played Augusta National with his teammates during his All-American college days, produced two eagles and four birdies to sit three strokes ahead of Rory McIlroy. Any time you can come out and have the lead going into Sunday Steady Reed maintains the lead GOLF: The Masters AP PHOTOPatrick Reed celebrates an eagle on the 15th hole during the third round of the Masters Tournament on Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Ga.SEE MASTERS, 6AP PHOTOEmergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 14 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital.


Page 2 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The Sun NHL: Flyers 5, Rangers 0 to add a fresh arm with a call-up from TripleA Durham. The Rays hitters didnt do much to get back in the game after their two-run first, as they went down 17 straight against Boston starter Rick Porcello before scoring again in the eighth. After winning the season opener, the Rays have dropped seven straight, the first team to do that since the 2005 Rockies and the first AL team since they did it themselves in 2001. Overall, the sevengame losing streak is their longest since July 2016.RAYSFrom Page 1 Associated PressTORONTO „ Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock stood at the podium and fought back tears, the grief resonating across Canada and the NHL. A bus crash in his home province of Saskatchewan left 14 dead and 15 injured, three critically. A junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, was headed to a playoff game Friday afternoon when a truck collided with its bus. Among the dead were the teams coach and captain. Its got to rip the heart out of your chest,Ž Babcock, who grew up in Saskatoon, said at Air Canada Centre. We pray for those families and think about them. Horrific, horrific accident.Ž Added NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman: The NHL mourns the passing of those who perished and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they all love.Ž Toronto center Tyler Bozak said he had difficulty sleeping after hearing the news about the crash near Nipawin. You cant really put into words, anything,Ž Bozak said before Saturdays regular-season finale against the Montreal Canadiens. I cant imagine what everyones going through back in Saskatchewan.Ž Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar grew up in Humboldt. He said a friends son plays goaltender for the Broncos and survived the crash. He went to surgery last night in Saskatoon, and hopefully hes doing better,Ž Bednar said from Denver. Its a tough time for that town. Its a tightknit community. Its only 6,000 people.Ž Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy well understands the state of shock and confusionŽ people are feeling. Kennedy was involved in a crash in 1986 that killed four players when a bus carrying the Swift Current Broncos hit a patch of ice and crashed. I think one thing that we underestimate with the impact of trauma and PTSD and going through things like this is the magnitude of the impact,Ž he said. That is what I cant stress enough.Ž Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs was a boy in Saskatchewan when the Swift Current crash happened. Its something you remember when youre that young,Ž he said. You see the players wearing the logo on their jersey for the players that were lost. It definitely hits home. Growing up around Swift Current, it was always in peoples mind. Theres memorials. Theyre never forgotten.Ž Babcock has driven the stretch of two-lane highway north of Tisdale where the team was heading to play Game 5 of a semifinal against the Nipawin Hawks. I know that road pretty good,Ž he said. It didnt seem like a big spot, its not mountains or anything like that, but accidents do happen.Ž Marleau knows the hold the game has in his country, and how hockey is everything in C anada.ŽMaple Leafs coach grieves, alon g with Canada and NHL SPORTS ON TVSUNDAY, APRIL 8AUTO RACING 11 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain 2 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, OReilly Auto Parts 500, at Fort Worth, Texas BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Jordan Brand Classic, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 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Galaxy WINTER SPORTS 8 p.m. NBCSN „ Curling: World Mens Championship, Gold Medal match, at Las Vegas WRESTLING 3:30 p.m. NBCSN „ United World Wrestling: Mens Freestyle World Cup, Gold Medal match, at Iowa City, Iowa Associated PressPHILADELPHIA „ Claude Giroux earned his first career hat trick in the regular season and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth in their final regular-season game with a 5-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday. Giroux finished with 34 goals and 102 points. He extended his career highs in points and goals while becoming the sixth player in franchise history to reach 100 points in a season. Michael Raffl and Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers, who needed at least one point to make the playoffs and eliminate the Florida Panthers from postseason contention. The Flyers (42-2614) are returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, and will be vying for their third Stanley Cup. The club won back-to-back titles in 1973-74 and 1974-75. The Flyers captain scored his first two goals during Philadelphias dominating second period in which it outscored the Rangers 3-0 thanks in part to an 18-5 shots advantage. Giroux put the Flyers ahead 2-0 with 7:36 left in the second when his shot from the left circle got through Henrik Lundqvists legs after a screen by Nolan Patrick. Raffl made it a threegoal lead when he took the rebound of Radko Gudas shot from the point with a turnaround shot that got past Lundqvists right pad with 2:07 left in the period. And Philadelphia set a club record for the quickest two goals when Giroux fired past Lundqvists glove side with a wrist shot from the slot just 6 seconds after Raffls tally to make it 4-0. Raffl set up the play by intercepting a Rangers pass at the blue line and dropping a pass to Giroux. The fans unleashed a thunderous M-V-P!Ž M-V-P!Ž chant for Giroux when he was shown on the video board. And Giroux had the sold-out crowd of 20,028 in a frenzy when he scored his third on a breakaway with 9:49 left in the third period. Hundreds of hats littered the ice, causing a seven-minute delay, and Giroux smiled on the video board and waved to the crowd, which gave him a standing ovation. The Rangers (3439-9), who are out of the postseason for the first time since 200910, ended their regular season with their ninth loss in the last 11. Brian Elliott made 17 saves in his second game in goal after returning in Thursdays 4-3 win over Carolina following a 25-game absence because of core muscle surgery on Feb. 13. Elliott was shaky in the win over the Hurricanes, allowing a pair of soft goals while making 19 saves. He didnt have much action against the Rangers. Provorov got the Flyers on the board 6 minutes into the game when he scored on a 6-on-5 advantage as a result of a delayed penalty. Sean Couturier sent the puck toward the crease from the left of the goal, and the puck caromed off Provorovs right shoulder and past Lundqvist. The goal stood after an officials review.Girouxs hat trick helps Flyers clinch playo berth NBA: Nuggets 134, Clippers 115Associated PressLOS ANGELES „ Will Barton scored 31 points and Nikola Jokic added 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and the Denver Nuggets earned their fifth consecutive victory with a 134-115 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Nuggets pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for eighth place in the Western Conference with two games to play. Both teams are 45-35. The Nuggets finish up the regular season at home against Portland on Monday night before playing the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Minnesota, which holds the tiebreaker over the Nuggets, hosts Memphis on Monday night. The Clippers were eliminated from the playoff race. The Clippers suffered their fourth loss in five games, falling to 42-38, 2 games out of eighth place with two to play. The elimination ends a run of six consecutive postseason appearances for the Clippers, who previously missed the playoffs in 2010-11. Jamal Murray added 19 points, Paul Millsap had 15 and Wilson Chander 13 for the Nuggets, who shot 62.4 percent from the field. Lou Williams scored 24 points to lead the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 17 rebounds, with Tyrone Wallace added 18 points and Tobias Harris had 16 for Los Angeles. Leading 81-71, Barton hit a 3-pointer after the Nuggets grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds to ignite a 12-3 run that finished with Harris making the score 93-74 with 3:09 to pay. The victory was Denvers first this season over the Clippers, who won the first two meetings, 109104 at Staples Center on Jan. 17, and 122-120 in Denver on Feb. 27.Nuggets eliminate Clippers with routBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressBeing healthy in the play offs is taking priority over seeding, with a few teams sitting their top players Saturday in the final game of the regular season. MVP front-runner Taylor Hall will sit out the New Jersey Devils regular-season finale after the team clinched a playoff spot but can still move up the standings. New Jersey is resting Hall, fellow forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, and defenseman Sami Vatanen in Game 82 at Washington, and it isnt alone in taking precautions. The Columbus Blue Jackets wont play stars Artemi Panarin, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in their final regular-season game at Nashville. Columbus coach John Tortorella told reporters he was absolutely notŽ trying to avoid facing the two-time defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. New Jersey coach John Hynes similarly answered that giving Hall a break is more important after a grueling push to clinch the franchises first playoff berth since 2012. Were not looking to get in the playoffs and just be a Cinderella story,Ž Hynes said before his Devils faced the Metropolitan Divisionchampion Capitals on Saturday night. Were looking to get in the playoffs and win, and (Hall is) a big part of that.Ž Hall, who is one goal short of reaching 40 for the first time in his career, said hes cool with the decision to rest instead of taking a chance on the eve of the playoffs. Its a good time to get some rest and recuperate a little bit,Ž said Hall, who has 93 points in 76 games and is expected to be a finalist for the Hart Trophy. Weve played a lot of hockey lately, and a lot of the stuff in the standings is out of our hands other than our game.Ž No Eastern Conference first-round matchups have been determined going into the final weekend of the season. The only series thats set is the Winnipeg Jets facing the Minnesota Wild out West as the secondand third-place teams in the Central Division. There are still numerous combinations of matchups among the seven teams in the East that have clinched, with the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers still in the running for the final spot. Devils, Blue Jackets sit top players for rest in Game 82AP PHOTOPhiladelphias Jakub Voracek, facing, hugs Claude Giroux after Girouxs goal during the second period of Saturdays game against the New York Rangers in Philadelphia. AP PHOTODenver forward Paul Millsap shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Saturdays game in Los Angeles. NHL: Playoffs Visit for more sports news


The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 SP Page 3SOCCER: Manchester UnitedWashington DT Vita Vea, Florida State S Derwin James, Louisville CB Jaire Alexander and LSU CB Donte Jackson were among the players making predraft visits to the Bucs this week. Aside from re-signing 35-year-old veteran Brent Grimes to a one-year contract, the Bucs havent really addressed their cornerback situation. Ryan Smith, who moved back from safety in his second p ro season, started 10 games and had 62 tackles, but gave up a lot of yards and had no interceptions. Vernon Hargreaves seems relegated to playing slot corner, which gets him on the field about 66 percent of the time when teams go to three receivers. We said at the end of the year, the No. 1 thing we needed to do was get Brent Grimes back and we did that,Ž said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. And then, also, Vernon Hargreaves finished the year on (injured reserve). When you have those two g u y s comin g back plus the experience that Ryan Smiths got and Justin Evans coming back at safety „ all that said, now that the defensive line has had so many additions, I would think secondary is logical to think that would be an area of target in the draft. And again, I think its a strong group in the secondary in this years draft class. I know Ive watched a bunch of guys and theres a lot of guys I like.Ž The Bucs currently do not have a thirdround pick, having dealt it to the Giants for pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. So if they go another direction at No. 7 overall, the second-round choice could well be a cornerback.CLOUDY FUTURE? There has been radio silence since an Instagram video surfaced of Hargreaves smoking an unknown substance. Neither the Bucs nor Hargreaves have responded. Hargreaves did not have a good 2017. He lost his starting job and then finished the season on injured reserve. The Bucs seem content to let him line u p as the slot cornerback, even though typically you dont use a first-round pick on someone who is not going to play every down. The dangerous thing for Hargreaves„ and by proxy the Bucs„ is that the NFL could use the video as probable cause to place Hargreaves into Phase 1 of the leagues substance abuse program, which would make him subject to random drug tests. A violation of his personal program would result in a suspension. It can be a slippery slope and an inconvenience for p la y ers. Former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms recently revealed that he was in the drug program and lost four game checks while playing for Tampa Bay. The drug program (is) miserable,Ž Simms said. You can be tested all the time. They can come to your house. How many times was I on the way to see a movie with my wife and then they call and I was like, Damn, honey ƒ we gotta go back. Because you have a time „ once they call you, the time limit starts.Ž Right now, the Bucs and Hargreaves are just ho p in g the smoke clears.BUCSFrom Page 1 prix from pole position only to finish second behind Vettel. Although it is very early, Mercedes is not looking the unshakeable, supremely reliable force it was when winning the drivers and constructors double in the past four seasons. It is going to be one of the hardest races for us in some time. Weve been trying to get ahead of the Ferraris, but it has been tough,Ž Hamilton said. The goal is damage limitation.Ž In a further boost for Ferrari, the aging Kimi Raikkonen has looked sharp all weekend, leading the second and third practice. The 38-year-old Finn looked set to secure his first pole since last years Monaco GP, but Vettel beat his time right at the end of qualifying to clinch his 51st pole. It was quite intense,Ž Vettel said. The car has been excellent.Ž Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was third. These guys with the red car (Ferrari) they are just a bit too quick. We cant be happy with this,Ž Bottas said. Hamilton has to take a five-place grid penalty for changing a gearbox on Friday. Drivers must use gearboxes for six consecutive races before being allowed a new one. Hamiltons problem was caused by a hydraulic leak sustained in Australia. Vettel, last years championship runnerup, won in Melbourne for his 48th career win and 100th podium. Hamilton ended up second because his team made an error of judgment during Vettels pitstop. Hamilton will also be looking over his shoulder in Sundays race, with Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo starting from fifth. Ricciardos teammate, Max Verstappen, however, was only 15th after clumsily crashing in Q1. Heading into Turn 2, he slid sideways off and thudded into the crash barriers, the left front wheel of his car mangled. It has been a poor start to the season from him. He spun his car after pushing too hard early on in Melbourne and finished sixth. At the start of qualifying, Romain Grosjean (Haas), Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin (both Williams), Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc (both Sauber) were eliminated from Q1. New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley complained about damage to his left front wing and soon found out why: He hit a bird. Hed done enough to make it into Q2, however. Hartley, Verstappen, and Force Indias Sergio Perez were then eliminated from Q2, along with Fernando Alonso and his McLaren teammate Stoffel Vandoorne. It was a blow to McLaren, after both drivers finished the Australian GP in the top 10, with Alonso in fifth place. Our qualifying performance was worse than we expected,Ž Alonso said. We cannot extract the maximum over one lap, and we need to find the reasons why.Ž McLaren entered the season with high hopes after switching to Renault engines, following three troublesome seasons with Honda. But Toro Rosso chose to work with Honda and both of their drivers did better in qualifying than McLaren. Earlier, Hamilton expressed his annoyance over team radio when pitting after P3, saying spectators got too close to his car. Who were those people on the left-hand side?Ž the British driver asked. I was coming in at some speed, I could have killed them.Ž It was a bad day for Hamilton, vying with Vettel for a fifth world title to move level with Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio.BAHRAINFrom Page 1driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical condition but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died. Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said its too early to state a cause for the crash. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims. Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players bus „ an account police confirmed. Its a h orrible accident, my God,Ž Opp said. Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoons Royal University Hospital who has done work in war-torn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike. Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection. Aerial footage showed the bus on its side, its roof peeled back and its front end destroyed. The trailer of the truck lay nearby in a shattered mess, with bags of its peat moss cargo scattered all around. The tractor part of the truck was intact, lying on its passenger side. The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads. Police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles. The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.CRASHFrom Page 1 Associated PressMANCHESTER, England „ Manchester City fans were in tears, consoling each other with hugs in the stands as Manchester United reveled in its neighbors misery. Tears were supposed to flow on Saturday. Tears of joy. For Citys third English Premier League trophy in six years. The setup couldnt be sweeter for City. United, the 20-time English champion in whose shadow City has lived for so long, was in Citys Etihad Stadium fortress for the title clincher and derby. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing in the first half. By halftime, City looked to have wrapped up the league title in record time with a 2-0 lead, shredding United apart with goals from captain Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan in a sixminute span. United was being embarrassed. Then they swapped ends and it all went wrong. United scored three times without reply and won 3-2. The home fans reacted as if the clock had been wound back two decades when City was relegated in successive seasons. Typical City,Ž as the faithful have long bemoaned with selfdeprecating cries. But this is a very different City „ for a decade fueled by the wealth of oil-rich Abu Dhabi „ though still capable of messing things up. When the weeping fans glance at the standings they will still see City 13 points clear of United at the summit with six games remaining. It is inevitable Pep Guardiola will still get his hands on the silverware that has spent so long at Old Trafford, without City having to wait until the last day of the season like in 2012 and 2014. But this was a golden opportunity blown. This is tough mentally,Ž Guardiola said. We are sad for ourselves for our fans.Ž United counterpart Jose Mourinho was more irritated than sad when he addressed his players in the dressing room at the break. He said that we didnt want to be the clowns standing there watching them get their title,Ž United defender Chris Smalling recalled. For Paul Pogba, after an insipid first-half display, the ramifications of a defeat weighed heavily on his mind. If (City) won they are champions,Ž the United midfielder said. For all the (United) fans, it would be like death. To lose against City and to see them celebrate, I couldnt let that happen.Ž Particularly after a mischievous intervention on Friday from Guardiola, who claimed he was offered the chance to sign the Frenchman in the January transfer window.Collapse denies Man City title partyAP PHOTOMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures as he answers to reporters after the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday. He sets the fourth fastest time. To compound Hamiltons frustration a fiveplace grid penalty for a gearbox change on Friday meant he starts Sundays race from ninth. AP PHOTOFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after getting the pole position in the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place here on Sunday.


Page 4 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The Sun AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 7 1 .875 „ „ 7-1 W-7 2-0 5-1 Toronto 5 3 .625 2 „ 5-3 W-1 4-3 1-0 New York 5 4 .556 2 5-4 W-1 3-2 2-2 Baltimore 3 6 .333 4 2 3-6 L-1 1-2 2-4 Tampa Bay 1 7 .125 6 4 1-7 L-7 1-3 0-4 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Minnesota 4 3 .571 „ „ 4-3 L-1 1-1 3-2 Chicago 3 4 .429 1 1 3-4 L-2 0-2 3-2 Detroit 3 4 .429 1 1 3-4 W-2 1-4 2-0 Cleveland 3 5 .375 1 2 3-5 L-1 1-1 2-4 Kansas City 2 4 .333 1 2 2-4 W-1 0-2 2-2 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 L-1 3-1 3-1 Los Angeles 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 W-3 3-1 3-1 Seattle 4 3 .571 1 4-3 W-1 2-1 2-2 Oakland 3 6 .333 3 2 3-6 L-2 3-5 0-1 Texas 3 6 .333 3 2 3-6 L-1 1-4 2-2 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY New York 6 1 .857 „ „ 6-1 W-4 4-1 2-0 Atlanta 5 2 .714 1 „ 5-2 W-3 4-2 1-0 Washington 4 4 .500 2 4-4 L-4 0-2 4-2 Philadelphia 2 4 .333 3 1 2-4 W-1 1-0 1-4 Miami 2 5 .286 4 2 2-5 L-3 2-4 0-1 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 „ „ 6-1 W-2 3-1 3-0 Milwaukee 5 4 .556 2 „ 5-4 L-1 2-4 3-0 Chicago 4 4 .500 2 4-4 W-1 0-0 4-4 St. Louis 4 4 .500 2 4-4 W-1 1-1 3-3 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 4 2 1-5 L-2 1-3 0-2 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 L-1 5-1 1-1 Colorado 4 4 .500 2 4-4 L-1 0-1 4-3 San Francisco 3 3 .500 2 3-3 W-1 1-1 2-2 Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3 2 2-5 L-3 2-2 0-3 San Diego 2 6 .250 4 2 2-6 W-1 1-6 1-0 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLRED SOX 10, RAYS 3TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Span lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .273 Smith rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Gomez cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .115 Miller 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .200 Duffy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .226 Cron dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Ramos c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .115 Wendle 2b 3 1 2 0 0 1 .313 Hechavarria ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 TOTALS 32 3 6 3 0 9 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 3 2 1 0 1 1 .345 Holt rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Benintendi lf 3 2 0 0 2 0 .154 Ramirez 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303 a-Swihart ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Martinez dh 2 2 1 2 1 1 .259 Bogaerts ss 3 2 2 6 1 1 .371 Devers 3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .321 Nunez 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .258 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .115 Leon c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 TOTALS 32 10 9 10 6 3 TAMPA BAY 200 000 010„ 3 6 0 BOSTON 440 000 20X„10 9 0 a-lined out for Ramirez in the 8th. LOB„Tampa Bay 2, Boston 5. 2B„Miller (1), Wendle (2), Betts (2), Bogaerts (7), Nunez (4). HR„Bogaerts (2), off Faria; Martinez (1), off Roe; Devers (1), off Roe. RBIs„Span (7), Miller 2 (4), Martinez 2 (4), Bogaerts 6 (9), Devers 2 (7). SF„Martinez. Runners left in scoring position„Tampa Bay 1 (Cron); Boston 3 (Bradley Jr. 2, Leon). RISP„Tampa Bay 2 for 5; Boston 4 for 7. Runners moved up„Bradley Jr.. GIDP„Smith. DP„Boston 1 (Walden, Bogaerts, Ramirez). TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Faria, L, 0-1 1.2 5 8 8 5 0 73 14.29 Pruitt 4.1 1 0 0 1 2 57 5.19 Roe .1 3 2 2 0 1 20 7.36 Romo .2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.00 Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, W, 2-0 7.1 6 3 3 0 7 94 2.84 Walden 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.60 Inherited runners-scored„Pruitt 1-0, Romo 1-0, Walden 1-0. Umpires„Home, Alan Porter; First, Bill Miller; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Todd Tichenor. T„2:48. A„31,821 (37,731).YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mancini lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .235 Machado ss 4 0 1 2 0 2 .306 Schoop 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .231 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .100 Beckham 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .162 Alvarez dh 3 1 1 1 1 1 .250 Santander rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .130 Sisco c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .235 TOTALS 34 3 6 3 2 10 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner cf 3 1 2 2 2 0 .222 Judge rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 .273 Stanton dh 2 0 0 0 2 0 .200 Gregorius ss 2 2 0 0 2 1 .367 Austin 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .217 Andujar 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .067 Peterson lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 Romine c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .300 Torreyes 2b 4 2 3 0 0 0 .364 TOTALS 29 8 11 8 7 3 BALTIMORE 002 100 000„3 6 0 NEW YORK 020 012 30X„8 11 1 E„Gray (1). LOB„Baltimore 6, New York 5. 2B„Mancini (1), Machado (2), Alvarez (1), Gardner (2), Judge (2), Torreyes (1). RBIs„Machado 2 (4), Alvarez (5), Gardner 2 (3), Judge 2 (7), Austin 2 (5), Andujar (1), Romine (1). SB„Gregorius (2). CS„ Peterson (1). SF„Andujar. Runners left in scoring position„Baltimore 6 (Schoop 3, Alvarez 2, Santander); New York 2 (Stanton, Austin). RISP„Baltimore 1 for 7; New York 3 for 12. Runners moved up„Beckham, Judge 2, Peterson, Stanton. GIDP„Gregorius, Torreyes. DP„Baltimore 2 (Davis, Machado, Tillman), (Beckham, Schoop, Davis). BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tillman, L, 0-2 5.1 8 5 5 4 3 106 8.68 Bleier .2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.59 Yacabonis 1 2 3 3 2 0 27 27.00 Cortes Jr. 1 1 0 0 1 0 23 4.15 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gray, W, 1-0 6 4 3 3 2 4 86 3.60 Warren, H, 1 .1 2 0 0 0 0 13 3.38 Robertson, H, 2 1.2 0 0 0 0 4 20 6.35 Cessa 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Bleier 2-0, Robertson 2-0. WP„Tillman 2. Umpires„Home, Jerry Meals; First, Ben May; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Ed Hickox. T„3:03. A„34,388 (54,251).METS 3, NATIONALS 2NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cabrera 2b 5 1 2 1 0 1 .310 Cespedes lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .222 Flores 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .100 b-Conforto ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 A.Gonzalez 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Frazier 3b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .208 dArnaud c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .300 Bruce rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .286 Lagares cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .462 Matz p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Reyes ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Robles p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Nimmo ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375 Rhame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Familia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rosario ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .316 TOTALS 34 3 8 3 5 10 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .241 Rendon 3b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Reynolds 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Harper rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .292 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .115 Kendrick 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Taylor cf 4 1 0 0 0 2 .120 Goodwin lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .357 Severino c 3 0 2 1 0 0 .571 e-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 G.Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Eaton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .435 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Doolittle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 31 2 5 2 3 10 NEW YORK 000 001 200„3 8 1 WASHINGTON 000 011 000„2 5 1 a-grounded out for Matz in the 6th. b-pinch hit for Flores in the 7th. c-popped out for Kintzler in the 7th. d-walked for Ramos in the 8th. e-grounded out for Severino in the 9th. E„Frazier (2), Goodwin (1). LOB„New York 9, Washington 6. 2B„Cabrera (3), Frazier (3), Bruce (3). HR„Harper (5), off Robles. RBIs„Cabrera (2), Frazier (5), dArnaud (3), Harper (10), Severino (2). SB„Nimmo (1), Turner (4), Harper (1), Taylor (4), Goodwin (1), Severino (1). S„Goodwin. Runners left in scoring position„New York 6 (dArnaud 2, Matz 2, Rosario, Reyes); Washington 3 (Zimmerman, Kendrick, Reynolds). RISP„New York 1 for 11; Washington 2 for 8. Runners moved up„Cespedes 2, Frazier. GIDP„Matz. DP„Washington 1 (Kendrick, Turner, Zimmerman). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Matz 5 3 1 0 2 8 93 3.00 Robles, W, 1-0 1 2 1 1 0 1 25 3.00 Ramos, H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Rhame, H, 1 .1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.50 Blevins 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.00 Familia, S, 4-4 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 21 0.00 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA G.Gonzalez 5.1 6 1 1 3 6 92 1.59 Grace .2 0 0 0 0 0 7 3.18 Kintzler, L,0-1, BS,1-1 1 2 2 2 1 1 15 18.00 Madson 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0.00 Doolittle 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 4.50 Blevins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Familia 1-0, Grace 2-0. Umpires„Home, Marty Foster; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Joe West; Third, Doug Eddings. T„2:59. A„28,952 (41,313).TIGERS 6, WHITE SOX 1DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martin cf 4 1 0 0 1 2 .185 Candelario 3b 4 0 2 0 1 1 .226 Cabrera 1b 4 0 1 3 1 1 .308 1-Goodrum pr-1b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 Castellanos rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .367 Martinez dh 3 1 0 0 1 2 .286 2-Reyes pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Stumpf p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Farmer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McCann c 3 1 0 1 1 0 .208 Jones lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .333 Iglesias ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .087 Machado 2b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .300 TOTALS 33 6 6 6 8 9 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Moncada 2b 4 1 2 0 1 1 .200 Garcia rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .323 Abreu 1b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .300 Davidson dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .280 Delmonico lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .235 Castillo c 3 0 2 0 1 0 .261 Anderson ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .269 Sanchez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Engel cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .174 TOTALS 34 1 8 1 4 7 DETROIT 002 012 001„6 6 1 CHICAGO 000 000 100„1 8 0 1-ran for Cabrera in the 9th. 2-ran for Martinez in the 9th. E„Candelario (1). LOB„Detroit 12, Chicago 11. 2B„Castellanos (2), Machado (6), Moncada (2), Delmonico (1), Castillo (2). RBIs„Cabrera 3 (8), McCann (5), Machado 2 (7), Garcia (3). SB„Jones 2 (2), Iglesias (1), Goodrum (2). SF„Garcia. Runners left in scoring position„Detroit 9 (Martin, Candelario, Castellanos 2, McCann 2, Iglesias, Machado 2); Chicago 6 (Moncada 2, Abreu 2, Castillo, Sanchez). RISP„Detroit 2 for 18; Chicago 0 for 8. Runners moved up„Cabrera, Iglesias, Anderson. GIDP„Davidson. DP„Detroit 1 (Iglesias, Machado, Cabrera). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, W,1-1 5.1 6 0 0 3 4 92 0.68 Wilson 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 25 5.14 Jimenez 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 0.00 Stumpf .2 0 0 0 1 0 22 0.00 Farmer .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 19.29 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Giolito, L, 0-1 5.2 4 5 5 3 4 94 6.17 Santiago 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 49 5.79 Minaya 0 0 1 1 4 0 23 27.00 Infante 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 23.62 Minaya pitched to 4 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored„Wilson 1-0, Farmer 2-0, Santiago 1-0, Infante 3-0. HBP„Giolito 3 (Iglesias,Martinez,McCann), Santiago (Jones). WP„Wilson. Umpires„Home, James Hoye; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Chris Segal; Third, Marvin Hudson. T„3:39. A„16,625 (40,615).MARINERS 11, TWINS 4SEATTLE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gordon cf 5 0 1 2 0 0 .367 Segura ss 5 2 2 0 0 2 .379 Cano 2b 2 2 1 1 2 1 .440 Romine 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Haniger rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .333 Seager 3b 5 2 2 2 0 0 .192 Vogelbach dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 .267 b-Motter ph-dh 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 Healy 1b 4 1 1 3 0 1 .091 Suzuki lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .263 Heredia lf 1 1 1 2 0 0 .286 Marjama c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .133 TOTALS 39 11 12 10 3 12 MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Dozier 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .290 Mauer 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .364 d-LaMarre ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .667 Sano 3b 2 1 1 1 3 1 .296 Rosario lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .231 e-Garver ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Morrison dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .053 Escobar ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .400 Kepler rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .273 a-Grossman ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Buxton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .185 Castro c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .063 c-Adrianza ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200 TOTALS 35 4 9 4 5 7 SEATTLE 000 320 051„11 120 MINNESOTA 000 003 001„ 4 9 2 a-struck out for Kepler in the 6th. b-struck out for Vogelbach in the 8th. c-doubled for Castro in the 9th. d-singled for Mauer in the 9th. e-struck out for Rosario in the 9th. E„Sano (2), Rosario (1). LOB„Seattle 4, Minnesota 9. 2B„Segura (3), Healy (1), Marjama (2), Mauer (3), Sano (3), Rosario (1), Adrianza (1). HR„Seager (1), off Berrios; Heredia (1), off Hildenberger. RBIs„Gordon 2 (3), Cano (3), Seager 2 (4), Healy 3 (4), Heredia 2 (3), Sano (8), Rosario (2), Escobar (6), LaMarre (1). SB„Rosario (2). Runners left in scoring position„Seattle 2 (Haniger, Motter); Minnesota 5 (Morrison 4, Garver). RISP„Seattle 5 for 9; Minnesota 4 for 9. Runners moved up„Seager, Dozier. SEATTLE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Leake, W, 2-0 5 3 2 2 4 0 92 3.00 Rzepczynski .1 2 1 1 0 1 15 6.75 Altavilla, H, 2 .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 2.45 Vincent, H, 3 .1 2 0 0 1 1 20 5.40 Nicasio, H, 4 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 20 5.79 Pazos 1 2 1 1 0 2 24 9.00 MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Berrios, L, 1-1 4.2 6 5 5 0 7 77 3.29 Moya 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 30 7.71 Pressly 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 Duke .1 2 3 3 1 1 16 16.87 Hildenberger .2 2 2 2 0 1 12 4.50 Kinley 1 1 1 1 1 2 22 9.00 Leake pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored„Rzepczynski 1-1, Altavilla 1-0, Nicasio 3-0, Moya 1-0, Hildenberger 3-3. WP„Kinley. Umpires„Home, Adam Hamari; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Dan Bellino. T„3:36. A„18,416 (39,504).CARDINALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3ARIZONA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Peralta lf 4 1 0 0 1 2 .300 Marte ss-2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .206 Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 1 0 1 2 .115 Pollock cf 3 1 2 1 1 0 .323 Descalso 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .211 Owings 2b-rf 4 0 1 2 0 2 .400 Dyson rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Koch p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Avila ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Mathis c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .125 Greinke p 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Ahmed ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .421 TOTALS 31 3 5 3 7 12 ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Fowler rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .147 Pham cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .281 Carpenter 3b 3 1 1 1 0 2 .200 Ozuna lf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .324 Martinez 1b 4 1 2 4 0 0 .357 Molina c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .290 DeJong ss 4 0 0 0 0 3 .333 Wong 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .056 Wacha p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Leone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Bader ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Bowman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Norris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 33 5 10 5 0 9 ARIZONA 101 000 010„3 5 0 ST. LOUIS 104 000 00X„5 10 1 a-struck out for Leone in the 6th. b-walked for Koch in the 8th. E„Carpenter (1). LOB„Arizona 9, St. Louis 5. 2B„Marte (1), Pollock (6), Fowler (2). HR„Martinez (2), off Greinke. RBIs„Pollock (5), Owings 2 (6), Carpenter (3), Martinez 4 (8). SF„Carpenter. S„Greinke. Runners left in scoring position„Arizona 6 (Marte 2, Goldschmidt, Dyson 2, Mathis); St. Louis 2 (Molina, DeJong). RISP„Arizona 2 for 13; St. Louis 3 for 6. Runners moved up„Peralta, Descalso, Owings, Martinez, Molina. GIDP„Pollock. DP„St. Louis 1 (Carpenter, Wong, Martinez). ARIZONA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Greinke, L, 0-1 5 9 5 5 0 5 86 5.06 Koch 2 0 0 0 0 3 34 0.00 Salas 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 2.57 ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wacha, W, 1-1 5 4 2 2 5 5 89 5.59 Leone, H, 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 3.86 Bowman, H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 5.40 Hicks, H, 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 19 0.00 Norris, S, 1-1 1 1 0 0 0 3 17 0.00 Greinke pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored„Koch 1-0. Umpires„Home, Mike Winters; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T„2:58. A„41,113 (45,538).CUBS 5, BREWERS 2CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Happ cf 5 0 1 2 0 3 .179 Bryant 3b-1b 3 1 3 1 2 0 .364 Schwarber lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200 Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Lester ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 Morrow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Contreras c 4 0 0 0 1 2 .250 La Stella 2b-3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .364 Caratini 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .200 1-Russell pr-ss 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 Heyward rf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .208 Baez ss-2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .154 Darvish p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 a-Almora ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Zobrist lf 1 1 1 1 0 0 .333 TOTALS 33 5 8 5 7 9 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .270 Thames 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .240 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .179 Shaw 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .289 Santana rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .276 Villar 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Arcia ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .148 Bandy c 2 1 0 0 0 1 .111 Davies p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Drake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Sogard ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .077 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 30 2 4 2 1 13 CHICAGO 000 001 004„5 8 0 MILWAUKEE 000 100 010„2 4 2 a-grounded out for Darvish in the 7th. b-doubled for Jennings in the 8th. c-out on sacri“ ce bunt for Strop in the 9th. 1-ran for Caratini in the 9th. E„Shaw (2), Arcia (2). LOB„Chicago 9, Milwaukee 4. 2B„Caratini (1), Sogard (1). 3B„Bryant (1). HR„Bryant (2), off Davies; Thames (3), off Darvish. RBIs„Happ 2 (3), Bryant (6), Zobrist (2), Lester (1), Cain (5), Thames (5). CS„Bryant (1). SF„Cain. S„Lester. Runners left in scoring position„Chicago 5 (Happ 2, Contreras, La Stella 2); Milwaukee 2 (Thames, Shaw). RISP„Chicago 2 for 9; Milwaukee 0 for 2. GIDP„Almora. DP„Milwaukee 1 (Shaw, Villar, Thames). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Darvish 6 2 1 1 1 9 94 5.23 Duensing .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 Cishek 1 1 1 1 0 1 19 1.69 Strop, W, 2-0 .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.00 Morrow, S, 1-1 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 0.00 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies 6 4 1 1 3 8 101 5.40 Drake 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 15 1.59 Jeffress 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1.69 Jennings .2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.69 Barnes, L, 0-1, BS,1-2 .2 3 4 2 2 0 24 2.70 Hoover .1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0.00 Jeffress pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Strop 2-1, Jennings 1-0, Hoover 2-0. HBP„Cishek (Bandy). WP„Darvish. Umpires„Home, Chris Conroy; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Brian ONora; Third, Chad Whitson. T„3:26. A„43,331 (41,900).ROYALS 1, INDIANS 0KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Jay lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Merri“ eld rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .217 Moustakas 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .174 Duda dh 4 1 1 1 0 2 .222 Cuthbert 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Goins 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Escobar ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Gordon cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .150 Butera c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .214 TOTALS 30 1 3 1 2 9 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .212 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Ramirez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .067 Brantley lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Encarnacion dh 4 0 2 0 0 1 .222 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Chisenhall rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 a-Davis ph-rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .231 Perez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Zimmer cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .167 TOTALS 32 0 6 0 1 10 KANSAS CITY 000 000 100„1 3 1 CLEVELAND 000 000 000„0 6 1 a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 2nd. E„Butera (1), Perez (1). LOB„Kansas City 4, Cleveland 6. 2B„Lindor (1). HR„Duda (2), off Bauer. RBIs„Duda (7). SB„Escobar (1), Gordon (1), Lindor (3), Davis (3). CS„ Lindor (1). Runners left in scoring position„Kansas City 2 (Butera 2); Cleveland 2 (Brantley, Zimmer). RISP„Kansas City 0 for 1; Cleveland 0 for 4. KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kennedy, W, 1-0 6 4 0 0 0 8 101 0.75 Boyer, H, 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 20 12.00 Grimm, H, 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 2.70 Herrera, S, 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer, L, 0-1 8 3 1 1 2 7 100 2.08 Olson 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 5.40 Umpires„Home, Will Little; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T„2:29. A„17,362 (35,225).BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSN.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3: Sonny Gray pitched six effective innings for New York. Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1: Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs for Detroit. Seattle 11, Minnesota 4: Kyle Seager and Guillermo Heredia homered for the Mariners in cold Minnesota. Kansas City 1, Cleveland 0: The Royals Lucas Duda homered off Trevor Bauer for the games only run. N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2: Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting New York. St. Louis 5, Arizona 3: Jose Martinez homered and drove in four runs as the Cardinals snapped the Diamondbacks four-game win streak. Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2: Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicagos four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Brewers. LATE: San Diego at Houston Toronto at Texas Oakland at L.A. Angels L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco Miami at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Atlanta at ColoradoTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISON THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1934: The Philadelphia Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies played the “ rst legal Sunday baseball game in Philadelphia. The exhibition game was made possible when the state made Sunday baseball a local option and the city approved it in a referendum ballot. 1969: The Montreal Expos played their “ rst regular-season game: the “ rst international contest in major league history: and defeated the New York Mets, 11-10, at Shea Stadium. 1974: In the opener in Atlanta, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruths career record by hitting his 715th home run off Los Angeles left-hander Al Downing in the fourth inning. The Braves beat the Dodgers 7-4 before a crowd of nearly 54,000. 1975: Frank Robinson became the “ rst black manager in major league history by making his debut as player-manager of the Cleveland Indians. He hit a home run in his “ rst at-bat: as a designated hitter: to help beat the New York Yankees, 5-3. 1986: Jim Presley of the Seattle Mariners hit home runs in the ninth and 10th innings for a come-from-behind 8-4 opening day victory over the California Angels. 1987: Pitchers Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton of the Cleveland Indians teamed up to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-3. Niekro recorded his 312th victory and Carlton pitched four shutout innings in relief. It was the “ rst time in modern history that two 300-game winners pitched for the same team in the same game. 1993: Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians became the “ rst player in major league history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The homers came in the seventh inning of a 15-5 rout of the New York Yankees.FRIDAYS GAMES American League Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2 Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 3, 14 innings Toronto 8, Texas 5 L.A. Angels 13, Oakland 9 National League L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ppd. Atlanta 8, Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Interleague San Diego 4, Houston 1 MONDAYS GAMES American League Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. National League Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.BASEBALL CALENDARAPRIL 17-18: Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. MAY 16-17: Owners meetings, New York. JUNE 4: Amateur draft starts. JUNE 15: International amateur signing period closes. JULY 2: International amateur signing period opens. JULY 6: Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. JULY 17: All-Star Game, Washington. JULY 29: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. JULY 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. OCT 2-3: Wild-card games. DEC 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas. AMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Cano Sea 7 25 8 11 .440 MChapman Oak 9 34 7 14 .412 Simmons LAA 8 34 7 14 .412 Correa Hou 7 22 7 9 .409 Altuve Hou 8 32 7 13 .406 Segura Sea 7 29 6 11 .379 Smoak Tor 8 29 6 11 .379 Andrus Tex 9 35 5 13 .371 Bogaerts Bos 8 35 7 13 .371 Castellanos Det 7 30 8 11 .367 DGordon Sea 7 30 4 11 .367 Gregorius NYY 9 30 10 11 .367 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Eaton Was 7 23 10 10 .435 Tucker Atl 7 23 5 10 .435 FFreeman Atl 7 22 10 9 .409 Iannetta Col 6 22 2 9 .409 RFlaherty Atl 7 25 7 10 .400 Hoskins Phi 6 20 3 8 .400 Owings Ari 8 25 7 10 .400 Yelich Mil 6 26 6 10 .385 Panik SF 6 21 4 8 .381 Galvis SD 8 27 2 10 .370 Swanson Atl 6 27 4 10 .370TOP TENNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Cincinnati Mahle (R) 1-0 0.00 1-0 0-1 11.0 2.45 Pittsburgh Taillon (R) 1:35p 1-0 3.38 1-0 0-2 24.2 6.20 Miami Richards (R) 0-1 10.39 0-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Philadelphia Arrieta (R) 1:35p 0-0 0.00 0-0 2-0 13.0 2.08 Chicago Quintana (L) 0-1 9.00 0-1 1-1 15.0 1.20 Milwaukee Anderson (R) 2:10p 0-0 3.60 2-0 2-2 20.1 4.87 Arizona Walker (R) 0-0 5.40 1-0 0-1 12.0 4.50 St. Louis Weaver (R) 2:15p 1-0 1.80 1-0 0-1 5.0 7.20 Atlanta Teheran (R) 0-0 10.13 2-0 1-0 14.1 1.26 Colorado Freeland (L) 3:10p 0-1 6.75 0-1 0-0 12.0 5.25 Los Angeles Kershaw (L) 0-2 2.25 0-2 4-1 34.0 1.59 San Francisco Blach (L) 4:05p 1-1 5.79 1-1 1-2 25.1 3.20 New York Harvey (R) 0-0 0.00 1-0 0-0 11.0 4.91 Washington Roark (R) 8:08p 1-0 1.29 1-0 1-0 12.2 4.26AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Baltimore Wright Jr. (R) 0-0 5.40 0-1 0-0 7.2 8.22 New York Montgomery (L) 1:05p 0-0 1.80 1-0 2-1 27.0 2.67 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Boston Rodriguez (L) 1:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 5.2 3.18 Kansas City Hammel (R) 0-1 9.00 0-1 3-2 31.1 4.88 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 1:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 2-0 16.2 2.16 Seattle Gonzales (L) 1-0 4.26 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Minnesota Lynn (R) 2:10p 0-1 11.25 0-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Detroit Fiers (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Chicago Lopez (R) 2:10p 0-0 1.50 0-1 1-0 7.0 5.14 Toronto Garcia (L) 0-0 1.50 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Texas Hamels (L) 3:05p 1-1 3.37 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Oakland G raveman (R) 0-1 8.10 1-1 1-1 29.0 4.66 Los Angeles Ohtani (R) 4:07p 1-0 4.50 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA San Diego Ross (R) 1-0 4.50 1-0 1-0 5.2 4.76 Houston Morton (R) 2:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. VS OPP-Pitchers record versus this opponent.


The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 7 1 .875 „ Toronto 5 3 .625 2 New York 5 4 .556 2 Baltimore 3 6 .333 4 Tampa Bay 1 7 .125 6 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Minnesota 4 3 .571 „ Chicago 3 4 .429 1 Detroit 3 4 .429 1 Cleveland 3 5 .375 1 Kansas City 2 4 .333 1 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Houston 6 2 .750 „ Los Angeles 6 2 .750 „ Seattle 4 3 .571 1 Oakland 3 6 .333 3 Texas 3 6 .333 3Fridays GamesCleveland 3, Kansas City 2 San Diego 4, Houston 1 Toronto 8, Texas 5 Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 3, 14 innings L.A. Angels 13, Oakland 9Saturdays GamesN.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Boston 10, Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Seattle 11, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 1, Cleveland 0 San Diego at Houston, late Toronto at Texas, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, lateTodays GamesBaltimore (Wright Jr. 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (TBD) at Boston (Rodriguez 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hammel 0-1) at Cleveland (Clevinger 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Fiers 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Ross 1-0) at Houston (Morton 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 1-0) at Minnesota (Lynn 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Garcia 0-0) at Texas (Hamels 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (G raveman 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Ohtani 1-0), 4:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 6 1 .857 „ Atlanta 5 2 .714 1 Washington 4 4 .500 2 Philadelphia 2 4 .333 3 Miami 2 5 .286 4 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 „ Milwaukee 5 3 .625 1 St. Louis 4 4 .500 2 Chicago 3 4 .429 3 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 6 2 .750 „ Colorado 4 4 .500 2 San Francisco 3 3 .500 2 Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3 San Diego 2 6 .250 4Fridays GamesAtlanta 8, Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 3 San Diego 4, Houston 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ppd.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 St. Louis 5, Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Miami at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late San Diego at Houston, late Atlanta at Colorado, lateSundays GamesCinc. (Mahle 1-0) at Pitt. (Taillon 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Richards 0-1) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 0-1) at Milwaukee (Anderson 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Ross 1-0) at Houston (Morton 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Walker 0-0) at St. Louis (Weaver 1-0), 2:15 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Colorado (Freeland 0-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-2) at San Francisco (Blach 1-1), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 0-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 8:08 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 57 22 .722 „ x-Boston 54 25 .684 3 x-Philadelphia 49 30 .620 8 New York 28 51 .354 29 Brooklyn 26 53 .329 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 37 .538 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 1 Charlotte 35 45 .438 8 Orlando 24 55 .304 18 Atlanta 23 57 .288 20 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 49 31 .613 „ x-Indiana 47 33 .588 2 x-Milwaukee 42 37 .532 6 Detroit 38 41 .481 10 Chicago 27 52 .342 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 15 .810 „ San Antonio 45 34 .570 19 New Orleans 45 34 .570 19 Dallas 24 56 .300 40 Memphis 21 58 .266 43 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 31 .608 „ Utah 46 33 .582 2 Oklahoma City 45 34 .570 3 Minnesota 45 35 .563 3 Denver 45 35 .563 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 57 22 .722 „ L.A. Clippers 42 38 .525 15 L.A. Lakers 34 45 .430 23 Sacramento 26 54 .325 31 Phoenix 20 60 .250 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceFridays GamesAtlanta 103, Washington 97 Charlotte 137, Orlando 100 Philadelphia 132, Cleveland 130 Detroit 113, Dallas 106, OT Boston 111, Chicago 104 Toronto 92, Indiana 73 New York 122, Miami 98 Sacramento 94, Memphis 93 New Orleans 122, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 113, L.A. Lakers 96Saturdays GamesDenver 134, L.A. Clippers 115 Milwaukee at New York, late Brooklyn at Chicago, late New Orleans at Golden State, late Oklahoma City at Houston, late Portland at San Antonio, lateTodays GamesAtlanta at Boston, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Detroit at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesToronto at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NUGGETS 134, CLIPPERS 115DENVER (134) Chandler 6-8 0-0 13, Millsap 6-13 2-4 15, Jokic 9-14 4-5 23, Murray 8-10 3-3 19, Barton 11-15 4-4 31, Hernangomez 0-1 0-0 0, Lyles 4-7 0-0 9, Plumlee 5-7 1-3 11, D.Harris 3-7 2-4 10, Craig 0-2 0-0 0, Beasley 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 53-85 16-23 134. L.A. CLIPPERS (115) Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, T.Harris 6-19 2-2 16, Jordan 7-11 2-6 16, Rivers 4-11 0-2 10, Wallace 7-11 4-6 18, Dekker 1-3 0-0 2, Harrell 7-9 0-0 14, Marjanovic 2-3 5-6 9, L.Williams 6-15 10-12 24, Thornwell 0-1 0-0 0, C.Williams 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-87 23-34 115.DENVER 33 33 35 33 „ 134 L.A. CLIPPERS 26 32 31 26 „ 1153-Point Goals„Denver 12-29 (Barton 5-9, D.Harris 2-4, Beasley 1-1, Lyles 1-2, Jokic 1-2, Chandler 1-3, Millsap 1-4, Murray 0-1, Hernangomez 0-1, Craig 0-2), L.A. Clippers 6-17 (L.Williams 2-3, T.Harris 2-5, Rivers 2-6, Johnson 0-1, Wallace 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Denver 33 (Jokic 11), L.A. Clippers 38 (Jordan 17). Assists„Denver 36 (Jokic 11), L.A. Clippers 25 (Rivers 9). Total Fouls„Denver 26, L.A. Clippers 19. A„16,166 (19,060).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -132 at Milwaukee +122 at Pittsburgh -142 Cincinnati +132 at Philadelphia -180 Miami +165 at St. Louis -146 Arizona +136 at Colorado -136 Atlanta +126 Los Angeles -205 at San Fran. +185 at Washington -142 New York +132American Leagueat Chicago -143 Detroit +133 at New York -200 Baltimore +180 at Boston Off Tampa Bay Off at Cleveland -210 Kansas City +190 at Minnesota -144 Seattle +134 at Texas -107 Toronto -103 at Los Angeles -170 Oakland +158Interleagueat Houston -250 San Diego +230NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 12 215 Dallas Indiana 2 213 at Charlotte at Boston 10 202 Atlanta Detroit 5 203 at Memphis at Toronto Off Off Orlando at L.A. Lakers Off Off Utah at Phoenix Off Off Golden StateNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Boston Off Florida Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk (IL) LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Sent LHP Andrew Heaney to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed 3B Brandon Drury and LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jonathan Holder to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHPs Domingo German and Luis Cessa from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Selected the contract of 2B Jace Peterson from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Designated OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for assignment. Claimed RHP Troy Scribner off waivers from the L.A. Angels and optioned him to Reno (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Assigned RHP Zach Neal outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Placed C Miguel Montero on paternity leave. Designated LHP Enny Romero for assignment. Selected the contract of C Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse (IL). Recalled 3B Matt Reynolds from Syracuse.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Transferred G Josh Magette and F Andrew White III from Erie (NBAGL). Recalled Fs Tyler Cavanaugh and Jeremy Evans from Erie.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCHICAGO BEARS „ Re-signed DL John Jenkins to a one-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Recalled D Joel Hanley from Tucson (AHL) on an emergency basis. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Recalled D Steven Santini and G Eddie Lack from Binghamton (AHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended San Jose D Zach Frye two games. HARTFORD WOLF PACK „ Signed Fs Ty Ronning and Jason Salvaggio to amateur tryout agreements.COLLEGESDUKE „ Freshman G Gary Trent Jr. will enter the NBA draft. LOUISVILLE „ Named Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues assistant mens basketball coaches.PRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 81 54 23 4 112 294 233 x-Boston 80 49 19 12 110 263 208 x-Toronto 81 48 26 7 103 273 230 Florida 80 42 30 8 92 240 241 Detroit 81 30 39 12 72 214 251 Montreal 81 29 39 13 71 207 260 Ottawa 81 28 42 11 67 219 286 Buffalo 81 25 44 12 62 196 276Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 81 48 26 7 103 254 236 x-Pittsburgh 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 x-Philadelphia 82 42 26 14 98 251 243 x-Columbus 81 45 29 7 97 240 226 x-New Jersey 81 44 28 9 97 245 239 Carolina 81 35 35 11 81 225 254 N.Y. Islanders 81 34 37 10 78 260 293 N.Y. Rangers 82 34 39 9 77 231 268WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Nashville 81 52 18 11 115 263 209 x-Winnipeg 81 51 20 10 112 273 217 x-Minnesota 81 44 26 11 99 247 229 St. Louis 81 44 31 6 94 224 217 Colorado 81 42 30 9 93 252 235 Dallas 81 41 32 8 90 231 223 Chicago 81 33 38 10 76 228 252Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 81 51 23 7 109 271 221 x-San Jose 81 45 26 10 100 249 223 x-Anaheim 81 43 25 13 99 232 216 x-Los Angeles 81 45 28 8 98 237 199 Calgary 81 36 35 10 82 211 247 Edmonton 81 35 40 6 76 231 261 Vancouver 81 31 40 10 72 216 261 Arizona 81 29 40 12 70 208 253 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; z-clinched conference. 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 GamesPittsburgh 4, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 7, Buffalo 5 St. Louis 4, Chicago 1 Anaheim 5, Dallas 3Saturdays GamesPhiladelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, late New Jersey at Washington, late Chicago at Winnipeg, late Tampa Bay at Carolina, late Ottawa at Boston, late Montreal at Toronto, late Buffalo at Florida, late Columbus at Nashville, late St. Louis at Colorado, late Anaheim at Arizona, late Vancouver at Edmonton, late Vegas at Calgary, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Minnesota at San Jose, lateTodays GameFlorida at Boston, 7:30 p.m.FLYERS 5, RANGERS 0N.Y. RANGERS 0 0 0 „ 0 PHILADELPHIA 1 3 1 „ 5 First Period„1, Philadelphia, P rovorov 17 (Couturier, Voracek), 6:34. Penalties„ Beleskey, NYR, (holding stick), 10:41; Gudas, PHI, (interference), 10:41. Second Period„2, Philadelphia, Giroux 32 (Couturier, Gostisbehere), 12:24 ( pp ). 3, Philadelphia, Raf” 13 (Gudas, Manning), 17:53. 4, Philadelphia, Giroux 33 (Raf” ), 17:59. Penalties„Beleskey, NYR, (roughing), 2:50; Fogarty, NYR, (high sticking), 11:52. Third Period„5, Philadelphia, Giroux 34 (Sanheim), 10:11. Penalties„Lindblom, PHI, (high sticking), 18:59. Shots on Goal„N.Y. Rangers 7-5-5„17. Philadelphia 13-18-9„40. Power -play opportunities„N.Y. Rangers 0 of 1; Philadelphia 1 of 2. Goalies„N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 26-25-7 (40 shots-35 saves). Philadelphia, Elliott 22-11-7 (17-17). A„20,028 (19,543). T„2:22. Referees„Gord Dwyer, Chris Rooney. Linesmen„Steve Barton, Brian Murphy.AHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Lehigh Valley 72 44 19 4 5 97 245 209 WB/Scranton 71 41 22 6 2 90 233 211 Providence 71 42 24 3 2 89 212 172 Charlotte 72 42 26 1 3 88 243 204 Bridgeport 71 36 27 5 3 80 198 194 Hartford 72 31 32 6 3 71 199 245 Spring“ eld 72 31 34 5 2 69 204 221 Hershey 72 29 34 4 5 67 193 235 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toronto 72 51 18 1 2 105 235 156 x-Syracuse 71 43 20 3 5 94 226 180 x-Rochester 72 34 21 11 6 85 218 209 x-Utica 72 37 24 7 4 85 205 207 Binghamton 71 24 36 7 4 59 179 228 Belleville 72 27 40 2 3 59 181 253 Laval 73 24 40 7 2 57 199 268 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Chicago 71 38 22 7 4 87 223 193 Manitoba 72 40 24 4 4 88 242 190 Grand Rapids 72 39 25 1 7 86 219 200 Rockford 72 39 25 4 4 86 223 216 Milwaukee 71 37 29 4 1 79 207 217 Iowa 72 31 26 9 6 77 220 236 Cleveland 72 24 38 7 3 58 180 243 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 64 39 19 5 1 84 200 164 Ontario 63 35 21 4 3 77 189 173 San Diego 63 35 24 3 1 74 192 179 Texas 72 35 24 8 5 83 209 220 Stockton 64 32 26 2 4 70 196 190 San Jose 64 30 26 4 4 68 171 190 Bakers“ eld 64 29 25 9 1 68 175 196 San Antonio 72 33 29 10 0 76 186 203 x-clinched playoff berth; y-clinched division title; 2 points for a win, 1 for an OT or shootout loss; Standings determined by winning percentage (not shown) not by pointsFridays GamesUtica 3, Toronto 2, SO Cleveland 6, San Antonio 3 Providence 6, Hartford 3 Bridgeport 4, WB/Scranton 3 Binghamton 4, Syracuse 3, SO Belleville 5, Rochester 1 Spring“ eld 5, Laval 1 Iowa 7, Chicago 3 Manitoba 4, Bakers“ eld 1 Rockford 3, Texas 2, SO Ontario 3, San Diego 2 San Jose 6, Stockton 2 Tucson 3, Grand Rapids 0Saturdays GamesStockton at San Jose, late Hershey at Charlotte, late Providence at Bridgeport, late Lehigh Valley at Hartford, late Utica at Syracuse, late Laval at Belleville, late Binghamton at WB/Scranton, late Toronto at Rochester, late Milwaukee at Chicago, late Rockford at Texas, late Ontario at San Diego, late Grand Rapids at Tucson, lateTodays GamesHershey at Charlotte, 1 p.m. WB/Scranton at Bridgeport, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Bakers“ eld at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Providence, 3:05 p.m. Iowa at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Spring“ eld at Hartford, 5 p.m. Binghamton at Syracuse, 5 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledGOLFTHE MASTERSFridays leaders at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Purse: TBA ($11 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Second RoundPatrick Reed 69-66„135 Marc Leishman 70-67„137 Henrik Stenson 69-70„139 Rory McIlroy 69-71„140 Jordan Spieth 66-74„140 Dustin Johnson 73-68„141 Justin Thomas 74-67„141 Tony Finau 68-74„142 Rickie Fowler 70-72„142 Louis Oosthuizen 71-71„142 Justin Rose 72-70„142 Bubba Watson 73-69„142 Charley Hoffman 69-73„142 Cameron Smith 71-72„143 Matt Kuchar 68-75„143 Jon Rahm 75-68„143 Bernd Wiesberger 70-73„143 Jimmy Walker 73-71„144 Hideki Matsuyama 73-71„144 Zach Johnson 70-74„144 Tommy Fleetwood 72-72„144 Adam Hadwin 69-75„144 Haotong Li 69-76„145 Russell Henley 73-72„145 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69-76„145 Satoshi Kodaira 71-74„145 Vijay Singh 71-74„145 Fred Couples 72-74„146 Ryan Moore 74-72„146 Jhonattan Vegas 77-69„146 Francesco Molinari 72-74„146 Kyle Stanley 72-74„146 Branden Grace 73-73„146 Jason Day 75-71„146 Chez Reavie 76-71„147 Kevin Kisner 72-75„147 Brian Harman 73-74„147 Daniel Berger 73-74„147 Martin Kaymer 74-73„147 a-Doug Ghim 72-76„148 Si Woo Kim 75-73„148 Bernhard Langer 74-74„148 Adam Scott 75-73„148 Bryson DeChambeau 74-74„148 Tiger Woods 73-75„148 Ian Poulter 74-75„149 Webb Simpson 76-73„149 Xander Schauffele 71-78„149 Tyrrell Hatton 74-75„149 Phil Mickelson 70-79„149 Matthew Fitzpatrick 75-74„149 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 79-70„149 Paul Casey 74-75„149Failed to make the cutSandy Lyle 74-76„150 Charl Schwartzel 72-78„150 Jose Maria Olazabal 74-76„150 Jason Dufner 73-77„150 Patrick Cantlay 75-76„151 Shubhankar Sharma 77-74„151 Thomas Pieters 73-78„151 Ted Potter, Jr. 73-78„151 Brendan Steele 76-75„151 Dylan Frittelli 77-74„151 Danny Willett 75-76„151 Ross Fisher 78-74„152 Wesley Bryan 74-78„152 Pat Perez 73-79„152 Patton Kizzire 76-76„152 Trevor Immelman 78-75„153 a-Joaquin Niemann 76-77„153 Yuta Ikeda 76-77„153 Alex Noren 74-79„153 Kevin Chappell 77-76„153 a-Doc Redman 76-77„153 Yusaku Miyazato 77-77„154 Gary Woodland 78-76„154 Austin Cook 74-80„154 Billy Horschel 76-79„155 Ian Woosnam 79-76„155 Mike Weir 76-79„155 Larry Mize 76-80„156 Angel Cabrera 76-83„159 a-Yuxin Lin 79-80„159 Mark OMeara 78-81„159 Sergio Garcia 81-78„159 a-Matt Parziale 81-79„160 a-Harry Ellis 86-80„166MASTERS TEE TIMESAt Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. All times Eastern a-denotes amateurSaturday10 a.m. „ Paul Casey 10:10 a.m. „ Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 10:20 a.m. „ Tyrrell Hatton, Phil Mickelson 10:30 a.m. „ Webb Simpson, Xander Schauffele 10:40 a.m. „ Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter 10:50 a.m. „ Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau 11 a.m. „ a-Doug Ghim, Bernhard Langer 11:10 a.m. „ Martin Kaymer, Si Woo Kim 11:20 a.m. „ Brian Harman, Daniel Berger 11:30 a.m. „ Chez Reavie, Kevin Kisner 11:40 a.m. „ Branden Grace, Jason Day 11:50 a.m. „ Francesco Molinari, Kyle Stanley 12 p.m. „ Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas 12:10 p.m. „ Satoshi Kodaira, Fred Couples 12:30 p.m. „ Rafael Cabrera Bello, Vijay Singh 12:40 p.m. „ Haotong Li, Russell Henley 12:50 p.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Hadwin 1 p.m. „ Hideki Matsuyama, Zach Johnson 1:10 p.m. „ Bernd Wiesberger, Jimmy Walker 1:20 p.m. „ Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm 1:30 p.m. „ Charley Hoffman, Cameron Smith 1:40 p.m. „ Justin Rose, Bubba Watson 1:50 p.m. „ Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen 2 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, Tony Finau 2:10 p.m. „ Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson 2:20 p.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy 2:30 p.m. „ Patrick Reed, Marc LeishmanAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPOREILLY AUTO PARTS 500 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying, race today, at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 197.368 mph 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 197.116 3. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 196.829 4. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 196.600 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 196.257 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.979 7. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.922 8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.773 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.603 10. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 195.030 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.023 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.995 13. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 194.840 14. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 194.812 15. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 194.763 16. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 194.742 17. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 194.546 18. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 194.539 19. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 194.426 20. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 194.321 21. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 194.175 22. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 193.952 23. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 193.819 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.736 25. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.514 26. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 193.458 27. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.417 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 192.651 29. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 192.294 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 191.598 31. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 190.644 32. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 189.016 33. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 188.193 34. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 186.445 35. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 178.359 36. (51) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 164.991 37. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 0.000NASCAR XFINITYMY BARIATRIC SOLUTIONS 300Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (1) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (18) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200, 0, 36. 3. (35) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 34. 4. (10) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 0, 37. 5. (13) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200, 0, 39. 6. (36) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 33. 7. (5) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 0. 8. (34) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 29. 9. (16) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200, 0, 28. 10. (14) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 31. 11. (21) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 199, 0, 26. 12. (7) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 0. 13. (2) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 39. 14. (4) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199, 0, 34. 15. (20) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 24. 16. (12) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 22. 17. (24) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 198, 0, 20. 18. (11) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 27. 19. (40) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 198, 0, 0. 20. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 17. 21. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 16. 22. (39) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 0. 23. (6) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 22. 24. (30) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 193, 0, 13. 25. (28) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 193, 0, 12. 26. (37) Kaz Grala, Ford, 189, 0, 11. 27. (19) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, fuelpump, 186, 0, 13. 28. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, reargear, 147, 0, 16. 29. (17) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, clutch, 137, 0, 8. 30. (38) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, suspension, 112, 0, 7. 31. (9) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 109, 0, 11. 32. (22) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, accident, 104, 0, 5. 33. (3) Brandon Jones, Toyota, accident, 99, 0, 23. 34. (26) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, accident, 77, 0, 3. 35. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, engine, 70, 0, 2. 36. (23) Timmy Hill, Dodge, fuelpump, 54, 0, 1. 37. (25) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, electrical, 53, 0, 1. 38. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, suspension, 33, 0, 1. 39. (33) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, accident, 15, 0, 1. 40. (29) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, electrical, 13, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 124.986 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 24 minutes, 1 second. Margin of Victory: 2.327 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Blaney 1-75; C.Bell 76-83; B.Jones 84-92; J.Yeley 93; D.Hemric 94-132; R.Blaney 133-142; C.Bell 143-144; R.Truex 145; R.Chastain 146-147; J.Clements 148; M.Annett 149-153; R.Blaney 154-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Blaney, 3 times for 129 laps; D.Hemric, 1 time for 38 laps; C.Bell, 2 times for 8 laps; B.Jones, 1 time for 8 laps; M.Annett, 1 time for 4 laps; R.Chastain, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Clements, 1 time for 0 laps; R.Truex, 1 time for 0 laps; J.Yeley, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: R.Blaney, 1; K.Harvick, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 228; 2. T.Reddick, 217; 3. C.Bell, 208; 4. D.Hemric, 203; 5. J.Allgaier, 196; 6. C.Custer, 181; 7. R.Truex, 179; 8. S.Gallagher, 174; 9. M.Tifft, 165; 10. B.Jones, 162.VERIZON INDYCARPHOENIX GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for Saturday nights race at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed: 1. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 188.539 mph 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 188.148 3. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 186.852 4. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 186.824 5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 185.741 6. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 185.362 7. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 185.279 8. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 184.706 9. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 184.595 10. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 184.548 11. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 184.313 12. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 183.920 13. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 182.960 14. (32) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 182.859 15. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 182.015 16. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 181.817 17. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 181.804 18. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 181.244 19. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 180.932 20. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 180.199 21. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 178.462 22. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 177.499 23. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 175.733FORMULA ONEBAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYINGSaturday, race today, at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain Lap length: 3.36 miles 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:27.958. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:28.101. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:28.124. 4. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:28.220. 5. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:28.398. 6. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:29.329. 7. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:29.358. 8. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:29.570. 9. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:29.874. 10. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:29.986. 11. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:30.105. 12. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:30.156. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:30.212. 14. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:30.525. 15. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, no time. 16. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:30.530. 17. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:31.063. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:31.414. 19. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:31.420. 20. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:31.503. Hamilton penalized “ ve grid places for an unscheduled gearbox change.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGFOUR-WIDE NATIONALSFriday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Qualifying continued Saturday for todays “ nal eliminations.Top Fuel1. Antron Brown, 3.772 seconds, 324.83 mph. 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.786, 320.51. 3. Leah Pritchett, 3.802, 320.58. 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.817, 318.39. 5. Billy Torrence, 3.819, 313.66. 6. Richie Crampton, 3.829, 313.66. 7. Brittany Force, 3.846, 301.60. 8. Scott Palmer, 3.850, 322.50. 9. Terry McMillen, 3.917, 252.05. 10. Troy Buff, 3.931, 283.37. 11. Clay Millican, 3.987, 236.46. 12. Terry Haddock, 4.025, 270.92. 13. Mike Salinas, 4.111, 278.46. 14. Steve Torrence, 4.394, 182.26.Funny Car1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.963, 321.42. 2. Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.983, 315.49. 3. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.992, 316.82. 4. Courtney Force, Camaro, 4.005, 313.00. 5. Jonnie Lindberg, Toyota Camry, 4.011, 306.46. 6. John Force, Camaro, 4.018, 314.39. 7. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.021, 306.26. 8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.028, 310.05. 9. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.040, 302.28. 10. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.048, 312.93. 11. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.055, 310.48. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.087, 310.91. 13. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.153, 303.91. 14. Jeff Arend, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.202, 288.83. 15. Phil Burkart, Charger, 4.307, 288.52. 16. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.319, 216.69. Not Quali“ ed: 17. J.R. Todd, 4.824, 164.01. 18. Jim Campbell, 5.023, 163.18. 19. Bob Bode, 5.728, 137.81. 20. Cruz Pedregon, 14.504, 64.70.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.669, 206.45. 2. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.681, 205.63. 3. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.702, 205.32. 4. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.705, 205.10. 5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.709, 204.63. 6. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.710, 204.94. 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.714, 205.57. 8. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.715, 204.35. 9. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.722, 205.51. 10. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.734, 205.38. 11. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.734, 204.88. 12. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.747, 205.44. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.754, 204.05. 14. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.797, 203.25. 15. Joey Grose, Camaro, 6.961, 200.02. 16. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 7.074, 196.39.TENNISITFDAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP Quarter“ nalsWinners to semi“ nals, Sept. 14-16France 2, Italy 1At Valletta Cambiaso ASD, Genoa, Italy Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesLucas Pouille, France, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1. Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesPierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.Germany 2, Spain 1At Plaza de Toros de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Alexander Zverev, Germany, def. David Ferrer, Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesTim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5.Croatia 2, Kazakhstan 1At Varazdin Arena, Varazdin, Croatia Surface: Clay-Indoor Singles Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Dmitry Popko, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Borna Coric, Croatia, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.DoublesIvan Dodig and Nikola Mektic, Croatia, def. Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov, Kazakhstan, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.United States 2, Belgium 0At Curb Event Center Nashville, Tenn. Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles John Isner, United States, def. Joris De Loore, Belgium, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4. Sam Querrey, United States, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-5.WTA TOURVOLVO CAR OPENFriday at The Family Circle Tennis Center, Charleston, S.C. (Saturdays matches postponed to today because of weather.) Purse: $776,000 (Premier), Surface: Green Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Quarter“ nalsJulia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Daria Kasatkina (3), Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Madison Keys (7), United States, def. Bernarda Pera, United States, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-0. Kiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Alize Cornet (14), France, 6-2, 7-5.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsMihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 10-1. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, and Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 6-3, 6-3.ABIERTO GNP SEGUROSSaturday at Club Sonoma, Monterrey, Mexico Purse: $226,750 (Intl.). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsTimea Babos (4), Hungary, def. Sachia Vickery (7), United States, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Garbine Muguriza (1), Spain, def. Ana Bogdan (6), Romania, 6-0, 7-5.FRIDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Quarter“ nalsSachia Vickery (7), United States, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (2), Slovakia, 6-0, 6-3. Timea Babos (4), Hungary, def. Monica Puig (5), Puerto Rico, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Bogdan (6), Romania, def. Danielle Collins, United States, 6-2, 6-4. Garbine Muguriza (1), Spain, def. Ajla Tomljanovic (8), Australia, 6-3, 6-0.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsNaomi Broady, Britain, and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, def. Maria Igigoyen, Argentina, and Miyu Kato (2), Japan, 6-3, 6-2.Semi“ nalsDesirae K rawczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos, Mexico, def. Valeria Savinykh and Yana Sizikova, Russia, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-1.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 New England 3 1 1 10 10 5 Columbus 3 1 1 10 9 5 Atlanta United FC 3 1 0 9 8 6 New York 2 2 0 6 10 5 Montreal 2 3 0 6 5 9 Philadelphia 1 1 1 4 2 3 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 3 2 2 5 10 Chicago 0 2 1 1 6 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 3 1 1 10 10 9 Vancouver 3 1 1 10 7 7 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Los Angeles FC 2 1 0 6 9 5 Minnesota United 2 3 0 6 6 9 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Colorado 1 1 1 4 6 4 Houston 1 2 1 4 7 6 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 4 9 San Jose 1 2 0 3 6 7 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Seattle 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameNew England 4, Montreal 0Saturdays GamesLos Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, late San Jose at Philadelphia, late Colorado at FC Dallas, late Columbus at Chicago, late Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, lateTodays GamesPortland at Orlando City, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.Wednesdays GameReal Salt Lake at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Friday, April 13Orlando City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Saturday, April 14Montreal at New York, 1 p.m. Toronto FC at Colorado, 3 p.m. LA Galaxy at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Atlanta United FC, 6 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 Portland 1 1 0 3 3 3 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 3 4 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturday, 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) CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQUARTERFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg April 3Juventus (Italy) 0, Real Madrid (Spain) 3 Sevilla (Spain) 1, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2WednesdayBarcelona (Spain) 4, Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 3, Manchester City (England) 0Second Leg TuesdayRoma (Italy) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.April 11Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Sevilla (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2:45 p.m.COLLEGE HOCKEYNCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENTFROZEN FOUR At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. National Semi“ nals April 5Minnesota-Duluth 2, Ohio State 1 Notre Dame 4, Michigan 3National Championship SaturdayMinnesota-Duluth (24-16-3) vs. Notre Dame (28-9-2), latePRO 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 ” ipCALENDARMLBApril 17-18 „ Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 4 „ Amateur draft starts. June 15 „ International amateur signing period closes. July 2 „ International amateur signing period opens. July 6 „ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 10 „ All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Oct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.NBAApril 11-14 „ Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. April 11 „ Regular season ends. April 14 „ Playoffs begin. April 22 „ Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 31 „ NBA Finals begin. June 11 „ Early entry withdrawal deadline for NBA draft (5 p.m. EDT). June 17 „ NBA Finals latest possible date. June 21 „ NBA draft.NFLApril 16 „ Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 20 „ Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. 2 0 1 8 0 4 0 8 s p r t 0 5 p d f 1 0 8 A p r 1 8 0 0 : 0 0 : 2 7


Page 6 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The SunGOLF: The MastersAssociated PressAUGUSTA „ Tiger Woods was trying to figure out how to get to the 17th green from closer to the 15th fairway when the massive gallery anticipating his shot heard a huge roar behind them that caused them to look over their shoulders. Rickie Fowler was responsible for making all that noise with an eagle on the second hole. The third round of the Masters was just getting started on Saturday. The player so many fans wanted to see was about done. Needing something special to even have hope, Woods had to settle for ordinary. A few sloppy bogeys, two of them on par 5s. A few birdies. It added to an even-par 72, his best score of the week. Im not hitting it close enough. Im not taking advantage of the par 5s and consequently a good round is even par,Ž Woods said. It was disappointing, sure, but it also was surprising. Woods spent so much of the Florida swing of the PGA Tour piecing his game back together, and his iron game was particularly sharp. And then at the Masters, it wasnt. Woods said he knows what the problem is, he just cant fix it. And now its too late for him to do anything about it. So instead of Woods capping off this comeback with a fifth green jacket, he had to settle for playing the Masters for the first time in three years. Regardless of the score, no one wanted to miss him. Fans packed into Amen Corner and celebrated with Woods when he hit the green after two days of going into Raes Creek. This one settled 8 feet away from the left pin. I just couldnt do it three days in a row,Ž Woods said. Missed the putt. But hey, thats a lot easier to play the hole from the green than it is dropping.Ž They stood on their toes „ some of them hopped in place „ to try to see over all the heads lining the 13th fairway to check if his shot cleared the tributary in front of the green. It narrowly did, except that Woods then chipped it too close to the edge and off the back of the green. It wasnt great golf. It was simply golf by one of the greatest players. Woods was assured of moving back into the top 100 in the world, notable only because he was at No. 1,199 just over four months ago when he returned from yet another long layoff following multiple back surgeries. Ive had some success in this comeback, and Im getting there,Ž Woods said. I wish this week would have been a little bit better. Hopefully, tomorrow I can shoot something, get me to even par or even in the red. I think that will be a good goal tomorrow and hopefully I can get it done.Ž For now, all that can be said about this comeback is that hes at least back. Woods played the third round with Ian Poulter „ they had not played together in a tournament since the Bridgestone Invitational in 2011. Poulter said as they walked up the 18th fairway, he said to Woods, Its good to see you healthy again.Ž It wasnt always like that. It would have felt different 15 years ago than it did today,Ž Poulter said. I would have been more nervous. It would have been more intimidating. He would have been hard, with his game face on.Ž He described Woods now as having a softer personality, and Poulter isnt alone in sensing that. Woods is 1 under for the week on the four par 5s. He went just over the back of the 15th green with a wedge, chipped only up to the putting surface and missed his par putt. It was an example of how loose his game has been all week. Its been scratchy this week,Ž he said. I just havent gotten it done. I feel like Im driving it better than I have all year, but I am not capitalizing on it. And when I did miss I missed in the wrong spots. 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Call 941-276-5349 Reserve a Tee Time visit:www.kingswaycountryclub.comor call: 941-625-88981 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway) Left at Kingsway Circle O n e o f t h e f i n e s t g o l f c o u r s e s i n One of the finest golf courses in S o u t h w e s t F l o r i d a Southwest Florida GOLF SPECIALS $45 before 8am~ $55 AM ~ $48 PM~ $32 Twilight a er 2:30pm $45 Wednesday 8:15am Shotgun Special*Prices subject to changeadno=50534113A good round for Woods at this Masters is even par youre always going to be excited, but playing with Rory and being side by side is going to be fun,Ž Reed said. Another day in the 60s means Reed is one round away from all four rounds under 70, something thats never been done in the Masters. He entered this years tournament without a score under 70 in 12 Masters rounds. After a bogey on 3, Reed bounced back with a birdie on 5 on a 19-foot putt. A birdie on 8 sparked a three-hole stretch of birdies that included a 25-foot putt on 9. A bogey on 12 was backed by an eagle on 13 when he drained a 14-foot putt, and he did the same on 15, this time from off the green with a chip from the front right side. The conditions, which produced softened greens compared to the first two days, caused Reed to have to adjust, especially on his putts. He had three more putts compared to Friday but hit two more greens and remained consistent throughout his game. The impact of Reeds round rippled down the leaderboard, as low rounds took on a sense of desperation to keep up. That included McIlroy, who shot 65 to finish 11-under and join Reed in the final pairing. McIlroy went bogey free with five birdies and an eagle. A combination of clutch iron play and long putts, capped by a dramatic 17-foot birdie putt on 18 that drew a fist pump, kept McIlroy just behind Reed and well within striking distance. Going for the career Grand Slam, the 28-year-old McIlroy nearly holed out on the par-3 sixth before holing a 32-yard pitch for eagle on 8. He drained long birdie putts on 3, 4 and 15 before doing the same on 18 to end his round with momentum. I have the chance to win another major, so Im excited,Ž McIlroy said. You cant ask for much more. Ive been waiting for this chance, to be honest.Ž Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm matched McIlroy for low round of the day at 65, yet Fowler is in third at 9-under, five shots back of Reed, and Rahm is in fourth at 8-under, six strokes back. Fowler also posted a bogey-free round with five birdies and an eagle, the highlight coming on the par-5 second hole when he drained a 25-footer for eagle. The roll continued on 5 by sinking a 42-foot birdie putt. We're definitely in the golf tournament,Ž Fowler said. I'm going to need to play the front nine well tomorrow and put myself really in the mix for when this golf tournament starts, which is the final nine holes.Ž Rahm followed the formula of McIlroy and Fowler with five birdies and an eagle to put himself on the map. He opened with birdies on 1 and 2 before holing out a 32-pitch on 8 for eagle. He added a rare birdie on 10, sank a putt from the fringe on 16 for birdie and made a 14-footer for birdie on 17. Henrik Stenson stayed steady with another 70 to sit in fifth alone at 7-under. Tommy Fleetwood nearly matched the magic of McIlroy, Fowler and Rahm by shooting 66 to reach a tie for sixth at 6-under. Hes joined by Bubba Watson and Marc Leishman at eight strokes back of Reed. Two notable names, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, sit just inside the top 10 at 5-under. Thomas shot 70 and Spieth posted 71 to stay on the leaderboard. Tiger Woods, playing in his first Masters since 2015, produced his best round of the week so far with 72. MASTERSFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOTiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie on the 17th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Apri l 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas „ Three Xfinity Series races, three different drivers and three consecutive wins for the No. 22 car. Ryan Blaney became the third different Cup Series regular in a row to win an Xfinity race in the Team Penske Ford. He was the pole sitter and led 132 of 200 laps on an unseasonably chilly Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. You never want to be the person who breaks the streak of wins, especially when a cars been so fast,Ž Blaney said. There was that reminder in the back of my head to try to get this one.Ž Especially from the drivers that won the previous two before the Xfinity Series had a two-week break. Joey Logano won in the No. 22 car at California, a week after Brad Keselowski went to Victory Lane in Phoenix. Brad and Joey, they definitely reminded me that this week,Ž Blaney said. Joe Gibbs Racing is the only other team in the series to win three straight races with the same car and different drivers. Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin won consecutive races in their teams No. 20 Toyota in 2008. That car actually made it four victories in a row when Stewart won again. Christopher Bell finished 2.327 seconds behind Blaney in second place. Bell led twice for 10 laps, but isnt sure if a pit penalty that put him at the tail end on a restart after a caution had a big impact on his outcome. I dont know. Theres been a lot of people that have run second to the 22 here recently, so they obviously have something figured out,Ž Bell said. It doesnt matter whos driving that thing, it goes really fast.Ž It was the seventh career Xfinity victory for Blaney, who qualified fourth for Sundays Cup Series race at the 1-mile Texas track. Blaney had finished in the top eight in each of his first five Xfinity starts at Texas, where he was a three-time runner-up „ including both races last year. Some other things to know about the Xfinity Series race in Texas:COLD CARSWhen the green flag waved, it was 34 degrees and cloudy. Texas Motor Speedway officials said it was the coldest start for a NASCAR race at the track. The previous low was 47 degrees for an Xfinity race on April 14, 2007. The temperature was about 50 degrees cooler than Friday, when it was near the mid-80s during the day for practice. Cold weather and misty conditions earlier Saturday cut qualifying to one round, instead of the usual three.NASCAR XFINITY: TexasBlaney 3rd straight driver to win race in No. 20 AP PHOTORyan Blaney, standing outside car on right, hands the checkered flag to a group of boys after winning the NASCAR XFinity series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday.


USA TODAY LIFE APRIL8, 2018 USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE Kalahari Resorts & Conventions survey of 1,000 U.S. parentsMIKE B. SMITH, ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ/USA TODAYof parents report their kids are most interested in vacation destinations and activities that will look fun to their pals on social media.69% SUNDAY FILMGo to : Truth or Dare starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, opens nationwide Friday. A game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly as those who tell a lie or refuse a dare are punished.DVD/BLU-RAYView : Phantom Thread which Daniel Day-Lewis has said will be his nal lm, is out Tuesday. The lm won the Academy Award for costume design.STREAMINGWatch : Netflixs Chefs Table: Pastry premieres Friday. This four-part series goes inside the lives and kitchens of some of the worlds renowned pastry chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef.MUSICListen : Jason Aldean s eighth studio album, Rearview Town is out Friday. Aldean hits the road this spring and summer for his High Noon Neon Tour, kicking off May 10 in Kansas City.CALENDAR FOCUS FEATURES K C BAILEY/NETFLIXPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Compiled by Mary Cadden Love, Simon is rewriting history. Adapted from Becky Albertallis 2015 young-adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the lm (in theaters now)follows a closeted teen (Nick Robinson) who falls in love with an anonymous online pen pal from his high school who is also gay, and navigates the tricky waters of coming out to his friends and family. Its the rst major studio movie to focus on a gay teen romance. So whydid it take so long?I kept asking the studio that myself, actually,Ž director Greg Berlanti says. My sense is that they make fewer and fewer movies these days, and theyre more reliant on pre-existing things and want more sure bets. You see less of these smaller kinds of lms and less risks taken, but at the same time, there seems to be a clear movement by the audience to have more representation in lm.Ž Simon is the latest in a string of projects to center on young LGBTQ characters, although it has the widest release (2,400 theaters) and biggest budget ($17 million). Oscar-winning dramas Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name each tell coming-ofage stories about young gay men coming to terms with their sexuality. Comedic drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in January, follows a girl (Chlo LOVE, SIMON MAY FIND IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT Why did it take so long for Hollywood to make a gay teen story?Patrick Ryan USA TODAY Adam (Forrest Goodluck, left), Jane (Sasha Lane) and Cameron (Chlo Grace Moretz) forge bonds in conversion therapy in seriocomedy The Miseducation of Cameron Post.ŽSUNDANCE INSTITUTESeeLOVE SIMON ,Page2U Simon (Nick Robinson) struggles to tell his best friend Leah (Katherine Langford) that he's gay in "Love, Simon."BEN ROTHSTEIN


Tyra Banks was the rst black girl to make the cover of the Victorias Secret catalog.WILLYSANJUAN/ INVISION/APTyra Banks brought her fun and fabulous voice to her latest book, Perfect Is Boring. Co-written by her mother, Carolyn London, the memoir mixes in lessons for mothers and daughters as the dialogueing duo trace Banks journey from a tot to a top model and beyond. Here are ve things we learned about Banks from the book:She had a nose job Banks, 44, says she tweakedŽ her nose when she was younger. I had a Pinocchio nose: It just kept growing. Though instead of growing long, it continued to grow left and right in the area between my eyes. And that spot felt itchy all the time,Ž she wrote. She says she didnt have an issue with her nose (besides the itching), but decided to seek out a doctor after a makeup artist made a comment about it when she started modeling. He told me he could stop the itching and sculpt my nose with his philosophy „ to preserve ethnic features,Ž she wrote, after explaining she turned down a previous doctor who wanted to give her a straight-up-too-thin-too-pointtoo-WTFŽ nose. Did he keep his physical promise and did the itching stop? You nose it.ŽShe was an advocate for body positivity before the industry embraced diversityBanks says that when she started to gain weight during her early modeling career, her high-fashion clients were not pleased, and she started booking fewer and fewer runway jobs. But after considering crash diets and unhealthy workout regimes to lose the weight (that, for the record, she was comfortable with), her mom convinced her to accept her body and go in a dierent direction: commercial clients. I did not want Tyra to fall into the trap of thinking she had to live up to some silly idea of the perfect body,Ž London wrote. Tyra was almost a supermodel, and if she was too fat, what message did that send to the rest of us normal-(expletive) women?Ž The only problem? Major companies and magazines in the U.S. werent hiring black women to be cover models at the time. Victorias Secret wasnt going to hire me, the agent said, because the girl next door was blond, baby, not black,Ž Banks wrote. But after two go-sees with the lingerie brand, she beat the odds and became the rst black girl to cover their catalog. Later, she broke more barriers by being the rst black woman to cover Sports Illustrated Her mom threw her a period partyYep, thats right. London didnt want her daughter to go through the same traumatic period experience she did when she was a young woman (her mother gave her no warning, so when her period arrived, she thought she was dying!), so she decided to celebrate Tyras rst cycle. Literally. She threw the 15-year-old a period party complete with her friends, party games, cake and feminine product-lled goodie bags. I appreciate that she never wanted me to be ashamed of anything, or to think that But it wasnt all a loss. During a lunch with her (third) music manager not long after, an even better idea of how Banks could connect with people came to them: a talk show. And so, The Tyra Banks Show was born. Tyra wasnt meant to be the next Katy Perry or J.Lo,Ž London wrote. But the girl could talk and had a gift for helping people see the inner and outer beauty they couldnt see in themselves.ŽHer mom gave her the best sex advice You read that right. Periods werent the only thing London was open with her daughter about „ she also gave Banks some straight-up sex talks that included the so-called eight words that men say to pressure women into having sex. Getting pregnant as a teenager was not something I wanted to happen to Tyra,Ž London explained, who had her rst child as a teen. I didnt want her to get a disease ... I didnt want some man kissing her neck and lyin to her and saying he loved her, when he really just wanted to feel her lovin!Ž So when Bankss boyfriend whispered those very same words to her, she could hardly believe it. I screamed, pushed him o me, and jumped up o the couch. She said you would say that! I yelled. Shes not crazy! You said it just like she said you would!Ž she recounted. When she actually did it,Ž she thought of her mother, too, but didnt give it away, saying she felt prepared.ŽBOOKSTyra Banks new memoir is perfectly fabulousSara M. 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What separates many of these stories from past LGBTQ representation in Brokeback Mountain Philadelphia and The Crying Game is their content: The latest characters arent punishedŽ for being gay, and if they are, their journeys are punctuated by hopeful messages about acceptance. Cameron Post had a positivity to it that really struck me when I rst read it,Ž Moretz told the crowd at a post-screening Q&A in Park City, Utah. What one of our rst conversations was about was that it deals with such heavy subject matter. And the reality of the situation for these kids is so heavy, but we wanted the interpersonal relationships to be real and fun.Ž Simon is similarly heartwarming, drawing comparisons to a gay-themed John Hughes movie,Ž says Greg Hernandez, founder of gay entertainment blog Greg in Hollywood.Ž Thats really the breakthrough here: Its a love story about youth. Its not tragic and has a lot of commercial potential.Ž As a producer, Berlanti, who is gay, has championed LGBTQ characters on shows, including Dawsons Creek Riverdale and Arrow For him, it was crucial to avoid some tropes while leaning into others: Simon, a soft-spoken music geek who hangs with both athletes and theater kids, and his more amboyant classmate, Ethan (Clark Moore), show very dierent but equally layered portrayals of gay men. On the ip side, the movie also embraces some rom-com conventions, as Simon plans a grand romantic gesture to try and nd his mystery boy. With each character, whether theyre straight or gay, you try to add authenticity to them,Ž Berlanti says. The roles reect high school stereotypes, yet the point was to have stories similar to what weve seen before, but put a new twist on it.Ž That mix of conventional and groundbreaking is what ultimately stands out about Simon which has received strong reviews (92% positive on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes) and has earned close to $33 million at the box oce. Coming at a time when only 23 movies released by major studios last year featured LGBTQ characters, according to GLAADs Studio Responsibility Index, it could also help push the needle forward for more gay stories on the big screen. This is a way to make it palatable to the mainstream,Ž Hernandez says. If they can get teenagers in to see this, thats key. If this makes a decent amount of money, I think we might be seeing more of them.Ž Pent-up passion between Oliver (Armie Hammer, left) and Elio (Timothe Chalamet) was at the heart of awards season favorite Call Me By Your Name.ŽAYOMBHU MUKDEEPROM/SONY PICTURES CLASSICSLove Simon Continued from Page 1U there was something bad or dirty about my body,Ž Banks wrote. She was in the running to become Princess TianaBanks also says she was in the running to become the rst black Disney princessbut lost to Anika Noni Rose, a Broadway singer. The news crushed the model/actress, who loved Disney and was trying desperately to break into the music scene. My dream was over. Done. Was not gonna happen. I was devastated,Ž she explained.


USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL8,2018 3 TRAVEL DISPATCHES In a world connected by highways and airplanes, travelers rarely rely on rivers for transportation. But thats exactly why they should, says Tim Palmer author of Americas Great River Journeys : 50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures (Rizzoli, $55), which will be published May 15. Rivers take us to places we cannot see through a windshield. Theres something fundamental in getting into a little boat and pushing o the shore and seeing the landscape from the water.Ž He shares some favorite trips.Hudson River Gorge, N.Y.Just a few hours north of Manhattan, the historic Hudson oers paddlers a surprising adventure near its source in the Adirondack mountains. It has fabulous whitewater, which is doable and not terribly dangerous,Ž Palmer says. Usually a one-day trip, the rivers season lasts from April to October, with the ow regulated by dam releases beginning in June. visitadirondacks.comSan Juan, UtahPalmer says the math is simple. This desert Southwest waterway offers 70% of the grandeur of rafting through the Grand Canyon at about 20% of the cost. Its way easier to do. Its a great river for a family in a raft, and its safe for kids.Ž Highlights include red rock canyons, ledge walks and Native American ruins and rock art. utahscanyoncountry.comSuwannee, Ga. and Fla.Starting in the Okefenokee Swamp, this river meanders past bald cypress and slowly nds its way to the Gulf of Mexico.Paddlers can take day trips, overnight excursions or journeys lasting more than a week. It can be visited year-round. and New River Gorge, W.Va.One of the worlds oldest rivers also is one of its wildest, as it thunders through a deep Appalachian gorge. Theres lots of water and big, big waves. Its like a roller coaster,Ž Palmer says., Ore.Decades before the introduction of plastic kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, outtters were bringing anglers to this Pacic Northwest river to sh for salmon and steelhead trout. Now, its popular with rafters, who come on threeand four-day expeditions. Theres a 32-mile wild reach with very little road access, which is a classic trip in the West. There are wonderful rapids, but theyre not really big and pushy and hazardous,Ž Palmer says. Accessible spring through fall., Calif.Located just north of Yosemite National Park, the TŽ tumbles from the high Sierra to the foothills and is considered one of the nations premier paddling rivers. Its extremely exciting whitewater through this deep canyon with technical, classic rocky rapids,Ž Palmer says., Mo.Flowing from crystal Ozark springs, this gentle stream invites day and overnight visitors with frequent pull-outs and easy road access. Its like a linear national park and you can paddle for a week or more. Its a very cold-water ow with white gravel bars that invite you to camp there overnight,Ž says Palmer, who considers the trip one of the top Class 1extended river journeys in the country., Colo.The most oated whitewater river in the country tumbles out of the Rocky Mountains toward the Plains. Entire towns and numerous outtters serve visitors to what Palmer calls a playground for paddlers. Colorado.comYoughiogheny, Pa.Nicknamed the Yock,Ž this waterway located about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh welcomes beginners and expert paddlers, Palmer says. It has a variety of diculties, and a beautiful Appalachian setting thats accessible to many people.Ž ov/StateParks/ FindAPark/OhiopyleStatePark/Pages/ default.aspxSnake (Hells Canyon), Idaho and Ore.This run is less expensive and easier to schedule than other popular river trips, Palmer says. Theres not as high demand, but its supremely rugged landscape and one of the deepest canyons in the country. It runs all summer long with big ows and big, exciting rapids.Ž The most floated whitewater river in the country, the Arkansas, tumbles out of Colorados Rocky Mountains.TIM PALMER10 great river trips to turn the tide Oregons Rogue River is popular with rafters, who come on threeand four-day adventures.TIM PALMER Theres lots of water and big, big waves. Its like a roller coaster,ŽTim Palmeron New River Gorge, W.Va. Larry Bleiberg | Special to USA TODAYRoyal Caribbean isnt the only major cruise line rolling out a giant new vessel. Rival Carnival has unveiled a sizable newcomer, too. Miami-based Carnivals 26th ship, the 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon, entered service Monday in Barcelona with a 13-day inaugural sailing to the Mediterranean. Constructed at a shipyard in Italy, Horizon is a sister to Carnival Vista, which debuted in 2016 and is the cruise lines biggest vessel ever. Both ships are 133,500 tons. Like Vista, Horizon boasts an 800foot-long sky ride around its top deck, andinside, an IMAX Theater. Another notable featureis a 455-foot-long water tube attraction that will be part of a Dr. Seuss-themed water park. Like other Carnival ships, Horizon has a range of other deck-top fun zones, eateries, bars and entertainment. Still, while relatively large as cruise ships go, Horizon is signicantly smaller than Royal Caribbeans new ship, the 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas. Horizon will make four Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona before crossing the Atlantic to New York for a series of cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean. In the fall, itll move to Miami for sailings to the Caribbean. Fares start at $419 per person for a six-night Caribbean sailing from Miami. … Gene SloanCarnival sets its sights on HorizonOne set of restrooms in American Airlines Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport is about to get very popular. And very smart. As part of a pilot program that debuted Wednesday, LAX is showcasing technology that uses overhead lights to signal if a bathroom stall is occupied or not. Weve all been there. Youre in the restroom and someone shakes the door, peeks through the crack, or looks under the stall partition to see your feet,Ž said Allen Klevens, CEO and founder of Tooshlights. Bathroom lines get long because people dont know which stalls are available.Ž To solve the problem, Tooshlights uses smart latchesŽ that send signals to indicator lights in the restroom ceiling. When a stall door is closed and latched, the light over that stall turns red; when the latch is opened, the light turns green. Alerting travelers to empty restroom stalls will be helpful, of course, but these restrooms are smarter than that. For the pilot project, LAX and Tooshlights have also partnered with Infax Inc. to gather information about restroom usage, including when the restrooms are the busiest. The real-time data we will be receiving through our new smart restroom technology will help us respond quicker when issues occur and gain baseline data for daily and weekly restroom usage,Ž said Michael Christensen, deputy executive director of the facilities and maintenance group at LAWA. Starting this week, LAX travelers will nd the red light/green light system in one mens and one womens restroom just past security in American Airlines Terminal 4. If the smart restroom pilot is successful, LAX plans to expand the program to other restrooms in Terminal 4 and, then, throughout the airport. … Harriet Baskas LAX is opening two restrooms that use overhead lights to signal if a bathroom stall is occupied or not. TOOSHLIGHTSGreen means go in smart bathrooms


4 SUNDAY,APRIL8,2018 USA TODAY LIFE Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., is pitching its new attraction as breaking a number of world records. It rightfully claims that the $26M Time Traveler is the fastest, steepest, and tallest complete-circuit spinning roller coaster. It also boasts that it is the only one to include three inversions as well as two launches. All of the assertions are true, and the combination of features and elements helps make Time Traveler a unique, wild, and wonderful ride. The problem? When folks hear spinning roller coaster,Ž they might think of a madly gyrating ride vehicle „ and the potential motion sickness it could cause. While Time Travelers cars do rotate, they are not like a washing machines spin cycle. Thats because Silver Dollar City and Mack Rides, the German company that manufactured the coaster, have gured out a clever way to control the rotation speed. Magnets.Too much spin? Give me a brakeEach coaster car is mounted on a round n that allows it to freely spin. But each of the cars also has a small onboard magnet that can be adjusted to brake the turning. Moving the magnets closer to the ns increases the magnetic force and slows the spinning. I rode Time Traveler several times in March. Silver Dollar City had set the cars magnetic elds at 25% of their capacity. At that setting, I dont think any of the cars I was in ever made more than three compete revolutions over the course of the entire two-minute ride. While variables such as passenger load can have an impact, I never observed any gyrating cars, madly or otherwise. Its not about spinning a lot,Ž says Franz Friedl, the head of installation for Mack Rides. The idea is really that the spinning gives you a dierent experience every time you ride.Ž Indeed, even when I was in the same seat on the same car, I found myself in dierent positions at the same points during successive rides. The cars might rotate a few degrees in one direction, but then reverse direction after navigating one of the coasters elements.Youll be positively attractedAt a height of 100 feet and a top speed of 50 mph, Time Traveler is thrilling, but its not in the same league as some of the more extreme non-spinning coasters. Brad Thomas, the parks president, calls it a thrill ride that appeals to families.Ž Each of Time Travelers cars seats four, with two facing forward and two facing backward. As the train leaves the station, the cars rotate about a half spin so that the rear-facing passengers end up facing forward and vice versa. And how does the ride accomplish that? Magnets. The round ns on the cars pass through a magnet mounted on the track that causes them to spin. Immediately after leaving the station the train plummets 100 feet at 90 degrees or straight down. To partially quell the speed trim brakes in the track powered by magnets slow the trains rst drop. Then the ride takes o for a spinning romp through the Ozarks holler. Along the way, time travelers ip head over heels as they encounter a 95-foottall loop, a zero-G rollŽand a dive loop. About halfway through the ride, the train momentarily comes to a stop until linear synchronous motors launch it from 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds. And what, you might ask, are linear synchronous motors? It is a fancy name for magnetic motorsembedded in the track that attract and repel magnets attached to the train to rev it up to speed. A second pass-through a magnetic launch near the end of the ride boosts the speed from 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds. That gives the train enough oomph to back into the loading station. Through it all, the coaster is wonderfully smooth. The launches are exhilarating. There are a couple of brief freeoating moments, especially in the trains back car. A tempest in a teacupWhen Silver Dollar City decided it was going to buy Mack Rides unique take on a spinning coaster, park ocials went to Germany to try a prototype car that the manufacturer installed on an existing coaster. It was not a pleasant experience,Ž says Thomas about the intense whirling and spiraling he and his team endured. It was like a (rapidly spinning) teacup ride on a coaster. It would not have worked here.Ž In response, Macks engineers developed the breakthrough magnetic control system to temper the rotation speed. While they werent initially thrilled about the uninhibited spinning, the Silver Dollar City folks were taken by the car that Mack designed for the coaster. Thomas says they thought it looked like a time contraption. From that spark came the Time Traveler theme. The storyline follows a clockmaker who develops a time machine. Visitors must pass through the inventors workshop, adorned with timepieces, cogs, gears, and time-travel artifacts. With their copper, gold, and bronze embellishments, the coasters cars look like something H. G. Wells may have described. The time mechanisms on the cars are set to July 1886, emblematic of Time Traveler, that uses modern-day magnetic technology to transport riders back in time. At least, thats my spin.Time Traveler is worth your time Silver Dollar City is pitching its Time Traveler as breaking world records. It says it is the only attraction to include three inversions. HERSCHEND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENTSilver Dollar Citys coaster oers twistsArthur LevineSpecial to USA TODAY TRAVELIts time to shake o the winter blues and head out for some spring adventures. Museums throughout the U.S. have exhibits in store to entertain and inform the whole family. Along with traditional art shows, you can explore topics from television to music, cartoons to dinosaurs and World War II to high fashion.David Bowie Is The Brooklyn Museum, New YorkThrough July 15 After touring the world for the last ve years, a blockbuster David Bowie exhibit „ organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London „ comes to Brooklyn for a highly-anticipated run this spring. On display: 400 artifacts from the Brit-rocker-turned-New-Yorkers career, including 60 costumes, 85 handwritten lyric sheets, album art, photos, 40 music videos, and an immersive, multimedia installation of an international tour. & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective Michener Art Museum, PennsylvaniaThrough May 6 The rst major exhibition focused on a female artist in the Wyeth family showcases the work of Henriette (Andrews sister) and her husband Peter Hurd.Said Kirsten M. Jensen, chief curator:  Magical & Real is the rst exhibition to explore the work and career of N.C.s eldest child, Henriette, and N.C.s student Peter Hurd, whom Henriette married in 1929.Ž The exhibit includes more than 100 works by Wyeth family members, most of which come from private collections and have not been seen in public. It heads to New Mexico this summer. Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China Cincinnati Art MuseumApril 20-Aug. 12 The rst emperor of China in 221B.C., Ying Zheng, is credited with unifying the country after defeating other regional states and then implementing cultural, political and economic reforms. In 1974, 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses from his reign were discovered in a mausoleum. Now, the objects are touring the states. Cincinnatis exhibit includes more than 40 works that have never been on view in the U.S. Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CalifThrough Sept. 16 The California museum dedicated to cartoonist Charles Schulz turns to memories and memorabilia from his family and friends this spring. The exhibit includes original comic strips, photographs, and reections from Schulzs wife Jean, their children, and close friends. the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami The Science Museum of OklahomaThrough Jan. 13, 2019 Work by 30 origami artists from around the U.S. and world „ including Vietnam, Australia, Israel, and Germany „ can be seen in Oklahoma for the rest of 2018. The creations go from just millimeters tall to more than 80 feet long. We are honored to showcase the work of some of the foremost origami artists in the world here in Oklahoma City ...doing almost unimaginable things with single sheets of paper, and beyond that, have had extraordinary inuences in the application of origami to the sciences,Ž said Scott Henderson, director of SMOs smART Space galleries. Hersheys Cuba: A Sweet Venture in Sugar, 1916…1 946 The Hershey Story Museum in PennsylvaniaOngoing After being charmed by the island nation in the beginning of the 20th century, Milton Hershey opened a sugar mill in Cuba. He built a railroad and town for his employees there, creating a lasting relationship between the company and workers. Visitors will see lm and photos, artifacts, and can view sugar samples under a microscope. Mona Bismarck Frazier Kentucky History Museum, LouisvilleThrough July 29 In December of 1933, a panel of seven famous couturiers in Paris named Louisville-native Mona Bismarck the Best-Dressed Woman in the World,Ž an honor she won again in 1934 and 1936. Fifty of her admired ensembles can be seenin her home state. Portraits The National Gallery of Art, WashingtonThrough July 1 Paul Czanne painted almost 200 portraits in his career, including selfportraits and portraits of his wife Hortense Fiquet, son Paul, friends and neighbors. The National Gallery of Art has brought together 60 of these works from collections around the world for the rst exhibition dedicated to his portraits. This exhibition provides an unrivaled opportunity to reveal the extent and depth of Czanne's achievement in portraiture,Ž said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. oer sugar and other spring treatsSarah MaiellanoSpecial to USA TODAY EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL AMERICA The rst major exhibition of a female artist in the Wyeth family showcases the work of Henriette (Andrews sister) and her husband, Peter Hurd.THOMAS DUBROCK


USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL8,2018 5 BOOKSMichelle McNamara was an obsessive. She also was a damn good writer. That combustive mix has produced Ill Be Gone in the Dark: One Womans Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Harper, 328 pp., eeeE ), a dark page-turner about a serial rapist and killer with a tragic twist. The Golden State Killers last victim was, in ways, the author herself. McNamara, who was married to comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, diedat age 46 in 2016 as she was writing this book, felled by an arterial blockage exacerbated by medications that helped her battle ailments including insomnia. You wouldnt sleep either if you lived in the haunted world described in Dark From the mid-1970s to the 80s, a man sneaked into homes across California and committed more than 50 rapes and 10 murders. Dubbed by local law enforcement the East Area Rapist „ many of his crimes happened in eastern Sacramento „ he was never caught. McNamara, a TV writer (and dedicated amateur criminologist who started the website True Crime Diaries), spent years tracking the killer, whom she called the Golden State Killer, or GSK. The author befriended equally obsessed cops, cased victims homes to try to determine a pattern and used the Internet to build an army of fellow Nancy D rews. Frustrations abounded. A lack of technology in the 70s perhaps helped the killer get away; an abundance of modern crime-busting tech, foremost DNA testing, cleared the most promising suspects in recent years. And still McNamara pressed on, like a mathematician obsessed with solving a theorem or an archaeologist bent on nding a lost civilization. If there is a criticism about McNamaras otherwise scintillating work, its the books disjointed structure. We rocket back to the past for the crimes and zip to the present for conversations with experts. We race up and down California incessantly. The antidote, h owever, is McNamaras poignant prose. You turn the pages just to see which revealing gem youll be presented with next. Heres McNamara on a killers mind: Hes the maltreated hero in the story. Staring up at him anguish-eyed is a rotating cast of terried faces. His distorted belief system operates around a central, vampiric tenet.Ž McNamara was with Oswalt for 13years, but she lived with GSK. While McNamara had assembled much of the book before her death, it was nished with the help of her lead researcher, Paul Haynes, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen, who gained access to their friends 3,500 computer les on the GSK case. Despite her sleuthing, McNamara did not identify the killer. Her collaborators oer a solemn promise: We will not stop until we get his name.Ž In his afterword, Oswalt „ who has undertaken publicity duties for Dark „ hints the next generation of GSK sleuths may be close to home. He describes the couples now 8-year-old daughter, Alice, opening a Christmas present that contained a digital camera. She was pleased with the gift but something nagged.Later that morning, she asked, out of the blue, Daddy, why do you and Santa Claus have the same handwriting? Michelle Eileen McNamara is gone. But she left behind a little detective. And a mystery.ŽREVIEWOne writers obsession with aserial killerMarco della CavaUSA TODAY Author Michelle McNamara David Mamets dialogue has long had the metronomic power of a tommy gun, which is tting for Chicago, his splendid new tale of mobsters and newspapermen.The playwright and screenwriters rst novel in more than two decades, this 1920s-set murder mystery takes Mamet back to the Prohibition era of his hometown. Chicago (Custom House, 332 pp., eeeg ) is a story of lost love, obsession, revenge and the need for truth shared by old-school gumshoes and reporters alike. The fact that its proudly soaked in hooch, prostitution and gangland crime only makes it that much more satisfying. Al Capones Italian gang runs the South Side of town, Dion OBanion is in charge of the Irish Maa on the North Side, and Chicago Tribune writer Mike Hodge is trying not to tick o either of them.A former World War I airman, Mike drinks heavily and banters with fellow scribe Clement Parlow while fostering a relationship with nice Catholic girl Annie Walsh „ until shes shot dead one day in Mikes apartment, right in front of him, by an unknown assailant. After navigating a downward spiral of alcohol and guilt, Mike goes into detective mode and bumps into another case: of a murdered speakeasy owner, his dead partner, a missing mistress and a tortured maid. Mamet grounds Chicago by lling out the towns wonderfully seedy corners: A madam named Peekaboo is one of Mikes condantes. If youre a fan of the signature Mamet speakŽ of Glengarry Glen Ross theres plenty to love here, especially with scenes set around Mike and Parlows work at the Tribune Man bites dog is too interesting to be news,Ž their editor tells them. And Mike is a talented writer when hes not plastered. His lead for the breaking news of a bullet-ridden speakeasy manager begins with the man dead of a broken heart, it being broken by the several slugs from a .45.Ž Mamets razor-sharp prose is desperately needed in the rst half of Chicago ; the novel may take place in the Windy City, but the pacing isnt exactly brisk. Momentum picks up as Mike starts putting the puzzle pieces together. Mamet digs into the racial politics of the time and probes how the Great War continued to aect men after they returned home. Not to mention the fact that being in the know back then sometimes got you put 6 feet under.Mamet had plenty of gangster bona des after his screenplay for 1987s The Untouchables. In Chicago, he roots a riveting crime drama in a throwback journalistic world, when you could yell for a copy boy to bring you Dixie cups for your illegal liquor. But this novel has a romantic heart, and the emotional stakes enrich the whiskey-drenched whodunit.REVIEWThe gangs are all here in Mamets ChicagoBrian TruittUSA TODAY Author David MametDemocracies dont just die; people kill them. Thats the conclusion of authors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt in their carefully researched and persuasive new book, How Democracies Die (Crown, 320 pp., eeeg ). As tempting as it is for opponents of President Trump „ whom the authors, Harvard University professors, call a serial norm breakerŽ „ to blame him for what ails our democracy, he is just one of many who have changed the traditions of our national political fabric. The process of norm erosion started decades ago „ long before Trump descended an escalator to announce his presidential candidacy,Ž they write. At the root, they say, is racism, particularly racism inspired by passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Couple that with the passage the same year of landmark immigration reform, which empowered non-white Americans and created an animus among white Americans that has triggered a series of moves to counter diversity and preserve white inuence.The authors deftly mine world history for other examples of how politicians have distorted their nations less-robust democracies to enhance their own power. In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez used his support among the countrys lower classes to propel himself into the presidency. He used his advantage to strip away the oppositions ability to ght back and eroded what remained of Venezuelas wobbly democratic traditions. In nearby Peru, former president Alberto Fujimori used many of the same techniques to dominate his nation. By April 1992, he dissolved congress and the constitution. Less than two years after his surprising election, the long-shot outsider had become a tyrant,Ž Levitsky and Ziblatt write. The United States is not Venezuela or Peru. Its judicial system is strong and independent, and enough people in both parties are rmly committed to the rule of law and democratic traditions. The authors show the fragility of even the best democracies and caution politicianswho think they can somehow coopt autocrats without getting burned.If not a jeremiad against the current president, How Democracies Die provides a guide for Americans of all political persuasions for what to avoid.REVIEWEven as freedom rings, danger lies withinRay LockerUSA TODAY Authors Steven Levitsky, left, and Daniel Ziblatt.STEPHANIE MITCHELL


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Peterson Psychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 618 Dog Man and Cat Kid Dav Pilkey Youth: Dog Man and his sidekick, Cat Kid, search for a missing movie star; fourth in series (F) (H) Scholastic 7„ Twice Bitten Lynsay Sands Immortal Elspeth is looking for a fun time and sets her sights on Wyatt, an ex-special forces soldier (F) (E) Avon 810 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah In 1970s Alaska, a teenage girl „ the daughter of a disturbed Vietnam War POW „ has to grow up in a hurry (F) (E) St. Martins Press 912 Camino Island John Grisham A charismatic Florida bookseller becomes a suspect after daring thieves steal the original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgeralds novels from Princeton (F) (P) Dell 10„ To Die but Once Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs faces danger during World War II when she investigates the disappearance of an apprentice working on a secret government contract (F) (E) Harper 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 2The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In this sequel to the bestselling teen scisaga Carve the Mark the fates of Cyra and Akos „ enemies who grow close „ are decided.THE BUZZ:This duologyŽ is the follow-up to Roths blockbuster dystopian Divergent series, adapted as lms starring Shailene Woodley.New and noteworthy 1After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martins Press, ction, on sale April 10) WHAT ITS ABOUT:When her beautiful 17-year-old daughter is murdered, a woman must face thepossibility that her new husband committed the crime.THE BUZZ:Its an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. The twists and turns of Scottolines new family thriller kept me captivated,Ž says P.K. Sindwani of Towne Book Center & Caf in Collegeville, Pa.4The Duchessby Penny Junor(Harper, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:A biography of Camilla Parker-Bowles, aka the Duchess of Cornwall, second wife of Prince Charles and stepmum to Prince William and Prince Harry.THE BUZZ:Arrives as all eyes are turning toward the May 19 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; thoroughly well-written,Ž says Library Journal .3Macbethby Jo Nesb (Hogarth Shakespeare, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:The ambitious Inspector Macbeth is tempted by promises from a local drug lord in this police procedural set in a gloomy industrial town in the 1970s.THE BUZZ:Nesb is author of the best-selling Harry Hole detective novels; his Macbeth is the latest in a series by contemporary writers retelling Shakespeares plays.5Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone (Little, Brown, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In this 17th century history, Goldstone tells the story of Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her four daughters and their ties to todays British royal family.THE BUZZ:Eminently readable,Ž says Booklist .USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.Nancy GoldstoneBOOKSJo Nesbo Lisa ScottolineAPRIL NARBY Prince Charles meets author Penny Junor.JOHN STILLWELL Veronica Roth SCOTTOLINE BY APRIL NARBY; ROTH BY VICTOR LERENA, EPA; NESBO BY THRON ULLBERG; GOLDSTONE BY EMILY GOLDSTONETheo James, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley star in lms based on the Divergent Series.ŽANDREW COOPER/IONSGATE6 SUNDAY,APRIL8,2018 USA TODAY LIFE


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