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Charlotte sun herald

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

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

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

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

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North Port sun herald
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Sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : Charlotte ed.)

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Local lawmakers stood “rmly behind their votes this past Legislative session, despite receiving mostly mediocre grades tied to their levels of support for bills important for transparency. With the worst grade possible, an F-Ž, Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) „ who represents District 23 covering portions of Sarasota and Charlotte counties „ received a few positive points for his support of SB 750 that ultimately died in a judiciary committee last month. The bill would have prohibited an agency that receives a request to inspect or copy a record, from responding to the request by “ling a civil action against whoever made the request. Other than that, Steube was docked points in the latest Sunshine Scorecard produced through the First Amendment Foundation, an open government advocacy group, in conjunction with the Florida Society of News Editors. His sponsoring of and vote for SB 560 did not bode well for his score. The bill died on the calendar, but it would have allowed discussion of imminent litigation behind closed doors. Steube said last week that under current law, a county or municipality can speak in private after theyve been sued, and the bill would have allowed counties, for example, to potentially settle cases prior to the “ling of a lawsuit. It was a common sense bill, according to Steube, noting it was supported by the Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities.Area lawmakers brush off transparency criticismBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERBy GRAY ROHRERORLANDO SENTINELASSAULT | 5 CRITICISM | 4 GRIMSLEY STEUBE GONZALEZ GRANT ALBRITTONINSIDESunshine Laws protect yourright to know € See page 6 2018 Sunshine Scorecard: Grading legislators on opengovernment € See page 4Lawmakers continue assault on Sunshine LawTALLAHASSEE „ Some Florida lawmakers received better grades this year when it came to transparency in government, but erosion of the states famed Sunshine LawsŽ continued with more exemptions passed. Lawmakers passed 12 bills creating new exemptions this year, including measures to block access to building plans for health care facilities; U.S. Census Bureau address information; data used by a state-run insurance company; and documents revealing the valuation of surplus lands held by water management districts. The exemptions continue a bipartisan trend among lawmakers, who have approved more than 269 of them to the Sunshine Laws since 1995. The laws require government meetings to be publicly announced in advance; require of“cials on government boards to meet in public; and government records to be made available to the public. The whole point of open government and access to government information is the opportunity to oversee our government and hold it accountable,Ž said Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, an open government advocacy group that produced the report card in conjunction with the Florida Society of News Editors. The analysis resulted in more positive grades to many lawmakers compared with last year, especially House members, who voted for bills that would have strengthened transparency. Nearly 78 percent of the 117 sitting House members „ 91 in total „ received grades of Bor higher. But only six members received an A; the other 85 received Bs. The House passed bills to prevent state agencies and local governments from taking to court citizens and groups that request public records and to clarify what counts under trade secretŽ exemptions. Those measures, however, failed to get through the Senate, which hurt that chambers scoring signi“cantly. Twenty-three senators, more than half of the 38 sitting members in that chamber, received Fs. Grades were based on points added for votes in favor of pro-transparency bills and against bills adding exemptions to the records laws, and points subtracted for votes in favor of exemption bills. Points were also added or subtracted for sponsoring bills that strengthened or weakened open government or access to public records. The discrepancy between the House and Senate grades re”ects the approach of the two chambers during the session, but Petersen also noted the grades are a snapshotŽ of one year. Senators who have championed open government in the past got poor marks this year because there were fewer pro-transparency bills that advanced in that chamber. The reason is more good bills, bills that we had marked as good bills made it to the House ”oor than in the Senate, so House members had more opportunities to vote than senators,Ž said Petersen, who added that shed give the Legislature as a whole a DŽ grade. Senate President Joe Negron, for example, received an award from the FAF in 2013 for pushing a bill through the Legislature that guarantees citizens the opportunity to speak before a governing board. But he got an F this year on the basis of his vote on one bill. He voted for SB 1940, which shields the names and training information of the school employees who sign up for the guardianŽ program designed to arm some teachers and other employees in K-12 schools. It would be bad policy to have the government advertise the identities of trained men and women who are part of the school security apparatus,Ž said Negron, R-Stuart. LOCAL LAWMAKERS GRADED ON SUPPORT FOR TRANSPARENCY LegislatorGradeDistrictRep. Michael Grant, R-Port Charlotte BDistrict 75 Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Lake Placid C+District 26 Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota F-District 23 Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice C+District 74 Rep. Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula B-District 56„ Source: 2018 Sunshine Scorecard from the First Amendment Foundation and Florida Society of News EditorsWestern Michigan University announced last week it will be adding “ve new degree and certi“cate programs to its location in Punta Gorda. The university, which is based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has since fall of 2017 offered a bachelor of science program in aviation ”ight science in Punta Gorda out of space it uses on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College. The new WMU programs including bachelor and master degrees, span areas including engineering management, supply chain management and music therapy. We are committed to supporting the economic, talent and individual needs in the region,Ž said Dawn Fortin Mattoon, associate provost of WMU Extended University Programs. I am con“dent these new program offerings will continue to expand WMUs Punta Gorda footprint and further enhance the attraction for Floridians and beyond to commit to the southwest Florida area,Ž said Mattoon. Interest in Punta Gorda from WMU was initially driven by a large alumni population in Southwest Florida, according to the school. Other Florida universities have campuses around an hour or so away „ such as Florida Gulf Coast University based in Fort Myers. FGCU also leases space in downtown Punta Gorda called Herald Court Centre, which offers adult continuing education courses „ but no for-credit courses. FGCUs President Mike Martin Western Michigan University adding programsBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERPROGRAMS | 12Ive been sharing the effects of international trade disputes on newspapers and their customers. Our customers have strong opinions. Heres just a few about President Trumps decision to engage in a trade war with Canada over paper and lumber pricing. Welcome to the dotards trade policies!Ž „ RK I hope that this president will some day come to his senses and do what is right for the majority of the people in this country not the few who pro“t off of the socalled trade wars. We Americans are the ones who are going to pay higher prices that will just be passed on to us. Our economy will suffer in the long run.Ž „ AW He continues to exploit fake news and restrict the freedom of the press. He continues to attack newspapers and cable networks that criticize him. He loves Fox News because they never criticize him. If it was left up to him, he would control all news and publish only what he wanted. Does that not sound like a dictatorship? Can you say Putin? What better way to restrict the press, than by manipulating newsprint.Ž „ GB I am commenting on your article in Sundays paper. You ask for comments. Here are mine. Trump hates the media with a passion, especially CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times. One of President Trumps experimentsDAVID | 5 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT PUNTA GORDA CORRECTION: Doug Reichard is the general manager and co-owner of Stump Pass Marina. A Sun article Saturday stated otherwise. CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 105AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Severe thunderstormHigh 83 Low 59$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, April 15, 2018 TRUMP CLAIMS SUCCESS IN SYRIA, BUT CHEMICAL WEAPONS REMAINPresident Donald Trump declared Mission AccomplishedŽ for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syrias chemical weapons program but the Pentagon said some chemical-related facilities were left intact and the Assad government could still use the banned weapons on civilians See The NewsWire 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........10 Obituaries ...............5 Police Beat ............12 Viewpoint ............6-7 Calendar ..................8OUR TOWN: State .....................12 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........6-7 Nation ...................2-3 Weather ...................2 World .......................8 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Sports on TV ............2 Jobs ......................1-5Classifieds ..........6-12FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Cellophane, Mister Cellophane ƒ INSIDE

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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSThe SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. 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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia SARASOTA „ Following a week of verbal disagreements among Sarasota County School Board members, the board will meet Tuesday for its workshop and meeting. While the board is set to discuss two charter applications for central and North Sarasota County, one item on its workshop agenda deals with board procedu re. During the last week School Board member Eric Robinson found himself in hot water after a series of text messages exchanged with Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, showed him working behind the superintendents back. The text message scandal came a week after a heated argument between Robinson and Superintendent Todd Bowden during the April 3 meeting. Tuesdays discussion on board procedure deal with how the board handles, emails, phone calls and even mail. Also on Tuesdays workshop agenda is a discussion school safety and security options and the budget implications. The fight between Bowden and Robinson was spurred when Bowden said the district could be facing a $3 million deficit due to security. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Gov. Rick Scott has called for schools to have added safety and security measures. The School Board has been trying to figure out the best way to pay for the new security features like hardening of schools, and additional School Resource Officers, among other required safety measures. Also on the agenda is the test calendar for the district, which shows how tests from the beginning of the year will be administered. The calendar includes iReady testing, FSA tests, as well as other required exams. One of the final items on the mornings agenda is the lobbyist report. The report will provide an update to the board following the end of the recent legislative session. Following the mornings workshop, the board will move into its afternoon meeting. During the afternoon meeting the board will discuss three items of new business. One of the items is the approval of the adjustment of the administrative salary, for principals, assistant principals and assistant superintendents. According to the agenda attachments the adjustments will be a 3.66 percent, which will vary depending on the number of the years the individual have been in their position. Also on the agenda will be the approval to advertise policy 3.90, which is for charter schools. The district has been working to update its policy manual and has been editing policies since the start of the school year. The final item the board will be reviewing will be to advertise a job description for the security system specialist. The position is for a person to maintain, test, and update the security systems related to the school district. The Sarasota County School Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by its 3 p.m. board meeting in the Board Chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota. Meetings are broadcast live on The Education Channel, Comcast channel 20 and Frontier channel 33, and streamed live on the districts website www. sarasotacountyschools. net. Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comSarasota County School Board to discuss board procedure By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER AMVETS dinnerThe Sons of AMVETS Post 312 hosts dinner at the post, 7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port, including beef tips, roll, salad and dessert for $10. It takes place from 5-7 p.m. April 21 with proceeds benefiting its building fund. It is open to the public and includes entertainment by David Grahn from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the post at 941 429-5403NARFE to meetNational Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2194, Peace River, will meet on Tuesday May 1, at the Elks Lodge 2606, 25538 Shore Drive, Punta Gorda. Lunch can be ordered from the menu at 11 a.m. with the speaker following at noon. This months speaker is Penny Fahrbach, with the Southwest Florida Honor Flight Committee. This meeting is open to all Active and Retired Federal Employees and Survivor Annuitants. For more information, call 571-259-4280.Knight at the Races The North Port Knights of Columbus host Knight At The Races at 7 p.m., Saturday April 21 at the North Port Jockey Club, 3050 Pan American Blvd. It costs $4 with light snacks provided. For groups of eight or more „ or for information „ contact Paul Patterson at 848-448-0797 or Tony at 617-320-1759 COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS 143410-1 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. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 Representatives are shown with their reported city of residence. Senators are shown with their primary office city.Rep. Joseph Abruzzo D-Boynton Beach for District 81 Grade: B Rep. Larry Ahern R-Seminole for District 66 Grade: BRep. Ramon Alexander D-Tallahassee for District 8 Grade: C+ Rep. Thad Altman R-Indialantic for District 52 Grade: D Rep. Bruce Antone D-Orlando for District 46 Grade: BRep. Robert Asencio D-Miami for District 118 Grade: B Rep. Loranne Ausley D-Tallahassee for District 9 Grade: B Rep. Bryan Avila R-Miami Springs for District 111 Grade: BSen. Dennis Baxley R-Lady Lake for District 12 Grade: CSen. Aaron Bean R-Jacksonville for District 4 Grade: F Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto R-Fort Myers for District 27 Grade: FRep. Lori Berman D-Lantana for District 90 Grade: B+ Rep. Halsey Beshears R-Monticello for District 7 Grade: C Rep. Michael Bileca R-Miami for District 115 Grade: BSen. Lauren Book D-Plantation for District 32 Grade: D Rep. Jim Boyd R-Bradenton for District 71 Grade: BSen. Randolph Bracy D-Ocoee for District 11 Grade: FSen. Rob Bradley R-Orange Park for District 5 Grade: CSen. Jeff Brandes R-St. Petersburg for District 24 Grade: C Sen. Oscar Braynon II D-Miami Gardens for District 35 Grade: F Rep. Kamia L. Brown D-Ocoee for District 45 Grade: FSen. Doug Broxson R-Pensacola for District 1 Grade: F Rep. Daniel Wright Burgess Jr. R-Zephyrhills for District 38 Grade: C Rep. Colleen Burton Rfor District 40 Grade: B Rep. Cord Byrd R-Neptune Beach for District 11 Grade: B Rep. Matt Caldwell R-North Fort Myers for District 79 Grade: B Sen. Daphne Campbell D-N Miami Beach for District 38 Grade: F Rep. John Cortes Dfor District 43 Grade: B Rep. Robert Cortes Rfor District 30 Grade: B Rep. Richard Corcoran Rfor District 37 Grade: B Rep. Charles Wesley Clemons Sr. R-Newberry for District 21 Grade: B Rep. W. Travis Cummings R-Fleming Island for District 18 Grade: BRep. Janet Cruz Dfor District 62 Grade: B Rep. Kimberly Daniels D-Jacksonville for District 14 Grade: BRep. Tracie Davis D-Jacksonville for District 13 Grade: C+ Rep. Ben Diamond D-St. Petersburg for District 68 Grade: B Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. R-Hialeah for District 103 Grade: BRep. Byron Donalds R-Naples for District 80 Grade: D+ Rep. Brad Drake R-Eucheeanna for District 5 Grade: BRep. Bobby B. DuBose Dfor District 94 Grade: C+ Rep. Nicholas X. Duran D-Miami for District 112 Grade: B Rep. Dane Eagle Rfor District 77 Grade: C+ Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole D-Plantation for District 98 Grade: C Rep. Jay Fant R-Jacksonville for District 15 Grade: BSen. Gary M. Farmer Jr. D-Fort Lauderdale for District 34 Grade: A+ Rep. Randy Fine R-Unincorp S. Brevard for District 53 Grade: B Rep. Jason Fischer R-Jacksonville for District 16 Grade: B Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen R-Fort Myers for District 78 Grade: B Sen. Anitere Flores R-Miami for District 39 Grade: DSen. George B. Gainer R-Panama City for District 2 Grade: F Sen. Bill GalvanoR-Bradenton for District 21 Grade: FSen. Rene Garcia R-Hialeah for District 36 Grade: C Rep. Joseph Geller D-Aventura for District 100 Grade: A+ Sen. Audrey Gibson D-Jacksonville for District 6 Grade: F Rep. Margaret Good D-Sarasota for District 72 Grade: BRep. Tom Goodson R-Rockledge for District 51 Grade: B Rep. Erin Grall R-Vero Beach for District 54 Grade: B Rep. James Grant R-Tampa for District 64 Grade: BRep. Joe Gruters R-Sarasota for District 73 Grade: B Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith D-Orlando for District 49 Grade: ARep. Bill Hager R-Delray Beach for District 89 Grade: C+ Rep. Roy Hardemon D-Miami for District 108 Grade: B Rep. Gayle B. Harrell R-Stuart for District 83 Grade: C+ Rep. Shawn Harrison R-Tampa for District 63 Grade:B Rep. Patrick Henry D-Daytona Beach for District 26 Grade: BSen. Dorothy L. Hukill R-Port Orange for District 14 Grade: F Sen. Travis Hutson R-Palm Coast for District 7 Grade: F Rep. Blaise Ingoglia R-Spring Hill for District 35 Grade: C Rep. Clay Ingram R-Pensacola for District 1 Grade: BRep. Kristin Diane Jacobs D-Coconut Creek for District 96 Grade: C Rep. Al Jacquet D-Lantana for District 88 Grade: B Rep. Evan Jenne D-Dania Beach for District 99 Grade: B Rep. Shevrin D. Jones Dfor District 101 Grade: C+ Rep. Sam H. Killebrew R-Winter Haven for District 41 Grade: B Rep. Chris Latvala R-Clearwater for District 67 Grade: BRep. Larry Lee Jr. D-Port St. Lucie for District 84 Grade: B Sen. Tom Lee R-Brandon for District 20 Grade: B Rep. Thomas J. Leek R-Ormond Beach for District 25 Grade: B Rep. MaryLynn Magar R-Tequesta for District 82 Grade: B Rep. Amber Mariano R-Hudson for District 36 Grade: B Rep. Ralph E. Massullo R-Lecanto for District 34 Grade: A+ Sen. Debbie Mayfield R-Melbourne for District 17 Grade: B Rep. Stan McClain R-Ocala for District 23 Grade: B Rep. Lawrence McClure R-Dover for District 58 Grade: C Rep. Kionne L. McGhee D-Miami for District 117 Grade: B Rep. Amy Mercado D-Orlando for District 48 Grade: B Rep. Larry Metz R-Yalaha for District 32 Grade: BRep. Mike Miller R-Winter Park for District 47 Grade: B Sen. Bill Montford D-Tallahassee for District 3 Grade: F Rep. George R. Moraitis Jr. R-Fort Lauderdale for District 93 Grade: BRep. Jared Evan Moskowitz D-Coral Springs for District 97 Grade: BSen. Joe Negron R-Palm City for District 25 Grade: F Rep. Wengay Newton D-St. Petersburg for District 70 Grade: A Rep. Jeanette M. Nunez Rfor District 119 Grade: BRep. Jose R. Oliva R-Miami Lakes for District 110 Grade: BRep. Robert Olszewski R-Winter Garden for District 44 Grade: B Sen. Kathleen Passidomo R-Naples for District 28 Grade: DRep. Bobby Payne R-Palatka for District 19 Grade: B Rep. Daniel Perez R-Miami for District 116 Grade: B Sen. Keith PerryR-Gainesville for District 8 Grade: C+ Rep. Kathleen M. Peters R-Treasure Island for District 69 Grade: BRep. Cary Pigman R-Avon Park for District 55 Grade: C+ Rep. Scott Plakon R-Longwood for District 29 Grade: BRep. Rene Plasencia R-Orlando for District 50 Grade: B Rep. Mel Ponder R-Destin for District 4 Grade: B Sen. Bobby Powell D-West Palm Beach for District 30 Grade: F Rep. Elizabeth W. Porter R-Lake City for District 10 Grade: B Rep. Sharon Pritchett D-Miami Gardens for District 102 Grade: D+ Rep. Jake Raburn R-Lithia for District 57 Grade: B Sen. Kevin J. Rader D-Boca Raton for District 29 Grade: A+ Rep. Holly Raschein R-Key Largo for District 120 Grade: B Rep. Paul Renner R-Palm Coast for District 24 Grade: B Rep. David Richardson D-Miami Beach for District 113 Grade: C+ Rep. Ray Wesley Rodrigues Rfor District 76 Grade: ASen. Jose Javier Rodriguez D-Miami for District 37 Grade: D+ Rep. Bob Rommel R-Naples for District 106 Grade: B Rep. Rick Roth R-Loxahatchee for District 85 Grade: B Sen. Darryl Ervin Rouson D-St. Petersburg for District 19 Grade: F Rep. Barrington A. Russell D-Lauderdale Lakes for District 95 Grade: B Rep. David Santiago R-Deltona for District 27 Grade: B Rep. Sean Shaw D-Tampa for District 61 Grade: B Rep. David Silvers D-Lake Clarke Shores for District 87 Grade: B Sen. David Simmons R-Longwood for District 9 Grade: F Sen. Wilton Simpson R-Spring Hill for District 10 Grade: F Rep. Emily Slosberg D-Boca Raton for District 91 Grade: A+ Rep. Ross Spano R-Dover for District 59 Grade: C+ Rep. Chris Sprowls R-Palm Harbor for District 65 Grade: BRep. Cynthia A. Stafford D-Miami for District 109 Grade: BSen. Kelli Stargel R-Lakeland for District 22 Grade: D+ Rep. Richard Stark D-Weston for District 104 Grade: BRep. Cyndi Stevenson R-St. Johns for District 17 Grade: D+ Sen. Linda Stewart D-Orlando for District 13 Grade: D+ Rep. Charlie Stone R-Ocala for District 22 Grade: BRep. Jennifer Mae Sullivan R-Mount Dora for District 31 Grade: BSen. Annette Taddeo D-Miami for District 40 Grade: F Sen. Perry E. Thurston Jr. D-Fort Lauderdale for District 33 Grade: F Rep. Jackie Toledo Rfor District 60 Grade: BSen. Victor M. Torres Jr. D-Kissimmee for District 15 Grade: F Rep. Carlos Trujillo R-Miami for District 105 Grade: BRep. Jay Trumbull R-Panama City for District 6 Grade: B Rep. Barbara Watson D-Miami Gardens for District 107 Grade: B Rep. Clovis Watson Jr. D-Alachua for District 20 Grade: B Rep. Frank White R-Pensacola for District 2 Grade: B Rep. Matt Willhite D-Wellington for District 86 Grade: C+ Rep. Patricia H. Williams D-Lauderdale Lakes for District 92 Grade: B Rep. Jayer Williamson R-Pace for District 3 Grade: C+ Rep. Clay Yarborough R-Jacksonville for District 12 Grade: BSen. Dana D. Young R-Tampa for District 18 Grade: F http://content.orlandosentinel.com/ SunshineScorecard18/I dont conduct myself as a legislator based on what an association of news editors think,Ž said Steube, who is now busy with a run for Congress. Support for SB 1940 was also an action Steube and other local lawmakers were docked for. The bill, which was approved by Gov. Rick Scott last month, would exempt information from public disclosure about school personnel allowed to carry guns onto school grounds. Steube stood by his support of that again noting it was common sense. Bad guys shouldnt be able to do a public records request to potentially target people protecting schools, he said. With the best grade, compared to other area lawmakers, Rep. Mike Grant (R-Port Charlotte), representing District 75 covering Charlotte County, was given a BŽ on the Sunshine Scorecard. Grant was given points for his support of HB 273 „ the bill that would have prohibited an agency from suing a requester for making a public record request „ and HB 459, the bill that would have stipulated “nancial information in agency contracts be subject to disclosure. He also got points for supporting HB 7057, which would have increased transparency in the budgeting process. But like other area lawmakers his support of SB 1940 to exempt information about school personnel allowed to carry guns onto school grounds caused him to lose points on the scorecard. Im not elected to the Florida Legislature to please everybody,Ž Grant said. Im elected to the Florida Legislature to represent my district.Ž And Grant said that means doing what he can to make it a better and safer place to live. If that means I get dinged for a vote like that... Then I have done my job,Ž he said. No good deed goes unpunished.Ž Rep. Julio Gonzalez (R-Venice) „ who represents District 74 in Sarasota County „ has also announced a run for Congress and supported SB 1940 as well. His grade on the Sunshine Scorecard was a C+Ž. He was viewed favorably on the scorecard for also supporting HB 273 „ which, had it passed, would have made certain information related to agency contracts no longer con“dential or exempt from public records requirements. Gonzalez also got points for supporting HB 7057, which would have increased transparency in the budgeting process, even though it died in a committee last month. But Gonzalez was penalized in points for his support of HB 653 that did not survive session but would have exempted from public disclosure audio and video depicting events leading up to and following the killing of a person. It was amended on the House ”oor to protect only audio and video depicting the killing of victims of a mass shooting. If theyre taking points away for supporting measures that would keep school marshals from being targeted by criminals wishing to harm our kids and for supporting the privacy interests of murder victims and their families, then I question the objectivity and priorities of the rating organization,Ž said Gonzalez. I dont think Id strive to earn a favorable rating from them anyway.Ž Also garnering a C+Ž „ Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-Lake Placid), who represents District 26 covering portions of Charlotte and DeSoto counties, explained she believes in transparency but noted that very few transparency bills included in this grading process made it to the Senate ”oor. Grimsley also supported legislation to exempt audio and video of killings and identifying school safety marshals. For the video exemption, Grimsley said: I supported the measure only after the bill sponsor offered a public assurance that the broad exemption would be narrowed if and when it reached the Senate ”oor.Ž And as for the other bill, Grimsley said: I believe that disclosing the names of school personnel designated to carry “rearms compromises school safety. There is no need to telegraph to would-be assailants the identity of school marshals.ŽRep. Ben Albritton (R-Wauchula) represents District 56 including DeSoto County and received a B-Ž. Albritton is running for state Senate District 26, currently held by Grimsley who is running for Florida Agriculture commissioner. He was also dinged points for supporting the bills involving audio and video of killings and identifying school safety marshals. He earned points for supporting prohibition of an agency from suing a requester for making a public record request, disclosure of “nancial information in agency contracts and increasing transparency in the budgeting process. The grade isnt spectacular, but my conscience is,Ž said Albritton. As far as video and audio of killings, Albritton said: I would not want to see even inadvertently my loved one laying on the ground with blood running out of their head. I have children, I have a wife,Ž said Albritton. I support my vote.Ž According to the grading criteria, a completely neutral score would result in zero points and a CŽ grade. Legislators could get a bonus point for communicating with the Florida First Amendment Foundation about a bill „ though no local lawmakers did.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comCRITICISMFROM PAGE 1FROM PAGE ONE

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 Theres a delicate balance between making sure government is transparent and accountable while at the same time not placing school personnel at undue risk.Ž Petersen said Negron had been an advocate for open government throughout his legislative career, but this year the pro-transparency bills failed to gain traction in the Senate. Those bills could be pivotal to the future of Floridas open records laws. One measure, HB 273, would prohibit state and local governments from “ling a civil action against those requesting records, as the South Florida Water Management District did against an environmental group this year. Petersen said such moves have a chilling effect,Ž increasing costs for the average citizen to access information. The bill passed the House unanimously, but died in the Senate. Another bill, HB 459, would have clari“ed what counts as a trade secret,Ž making it exempt from disclosure. The bill came out of the Pitbull scandal, in which almost all of the Miami rappers contract with the state tourism promotion agency was redacted until House Speaker Richard Corcoran sued, revealing he was paid $1 million. The bill passed the House with just two no votes, but it never got a hearing in the Senate. Petersen said without a uniform de“nition of trade secret,Ž governments can use the exemption to block access to nearly any part of a contract. Several Central Florida lawmakers received poor grades, partly for sponsoring or voting for bills that would have blocked access to video and audio recordings of deaths. The bills were sponsored by Rep. Kamia Brown, D-Ocoee, and Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando. Both received Fgrades. The measure was later amended to exempt only recordings of deaths that were the result of mass violence. But even as amended, it failed to pass. Victims of violence, such as the massacre at Pulse nightclub in 2016, shouldnt be subjected to the released footage, the sponsors argued. We need to “gure out a way to make sure that these photos and pictures are protected,Ž Bracy said during a committee meeting discussing the bill. For Petersen, the recordings are essential to holding law enforcement of“cials accountable. She noted the story of the school resource of“cer at the Parkland shooting who claimed he thought the shots were coming from outside the school was proven false by audio recordings. But she also said that while established news media outlets usually handle sensitive recordings with care, seedier corners of the Internet dont share such scruples. We used to be able to be assured that the media would use this information responsibly, but the Internet has kind of skewed things,Ž Petersen said.ASSAULTFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONEI doubt even the Post or Times are getting rich. And if he can hurt those two as well as the Columbus Dispatch or the Charlotte Sun „ so much the better. If there were no newspapers to criticize and investigate him „ he would be ecstatic.Ž „ RA Is the President using trade tariffs to get back at newspapers for criticizing him? That might explain why he engaged in a trade war with Canada, a country we have a surplus with. It might also explain why he backed down from steel and aluminum tariffs with Canada but left newsprint in place. Hard to know. I respectfully disagree with RK that the President is senile. Other readers used similar nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Heres why I dont think he is stupid. I had to take Latin in eighth grade. The Latin word experior means to test or try. Experior is the root word for experiment, experience, and expert. We each experiment all the time. Some stuff works. Some doesnt. With enough experimenting we get experience. Malcolm Gladwell suggests that with 10,000 hours of experience we become an expert. Experiment, experience, expert. We elected a man as President who proudly claimed not to be an expert in government. Not to have any experience. He is experimenting as part of the normal process to gain experience. Hire this chief of staff. Fire him and hire a new one. Threaten to nuke North Korea. Go have tea with the head of North Korea. We are watching President Trump experiment his way through his “rst few years on the job. If you voted for Trump, perhaps you might say you were sick and tired of all the Washington experts. You are glad someone is trying new stuff „ even if some of it doesnt work. If you voted against Trump, perhaps you would say, see I told you his inexperience was going to be a problem. He might create a disaster for America. Whatever your political persuasion, the Presidents experiment, experience, expert process is playing out in front of our eyes. His learning process would be a lot more interesting and fun to watch for me if our paper and our customers were not the subjects of one of the Presidents experiments. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employeeowned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at david dr@sun-herald.com .DAVIDFROM PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE Patricia J. CoyPatricia J. Coy, 87, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Patricia was born on Sept. 13, 1930, in Durand, Michigan, to David and Nila Morris. She married the love of her life, Eugene K. Coy, on March 29, 1949. Patricia spent her life as a homemaker. She was a past member of Eastern Star and a Lady Shriner in the clown unit. Patricia is survived by her six children, Charles Coy, Charlotte Eklund, Howard Coy, Kenneth Coy, Elizabeth Lacy, and Margaret Rau; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Eugene preceded her in death in February 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Edmund the Martyr Episcopal Church in Arcadia, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, or Tidewell Hospice of Charlotte County in Patricias name. Margaret Mary CrottyMargaret (Peggy) Mary Crotty, 96, of Port Charlotte, Florida died on April 8, 2018 in Port Charlotte, Fl. Peggy was born on January 23, 1922 in Kilkenny(The Rower), Ireland to Matthew and Mary Crotty. Peggy was a longtime resident of Port Charlotte, Florida. She was a retired nurse and a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She spent much time looking after people who were in need of help of whatever kind, physically caring for them and when she could no longer do that, spent much time praying for them. Peggy is survived and sadly missed by, one sister; Philomena Sinnott of Ireland, her sister in-law Ita and many loving nieces and nephews, and extended family. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 18 at 11am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2500 Easy St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Inurnment will follow in the Church Memorial Garden. Arrangements by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.Alice A. WoodAlice A. Wood, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda chapel.ENGLEWOOD Barbara Jean KellumBarbara Jean Kellum, 86, of Englewood, Florida, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her Charlotte County residence. She was born on Oct. 3, 1931, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Douglass and Elizabeth Geoghagan Bodington. Barbara had been a resident of Englewood for 20 years coming from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family Barbara is survived by her daughter, Doreen E. Cavaco; two sons, George W. Kellum III and Wayne M. Kellum; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George W. Kellum, in 2007. Service will be private with burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home.NORTH PORT Ronald J. Kaminski Jr.Ronald J. Kaminski Jr., 51, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lorena Silubrico; son of Patricia (stepfather Thomas A. Bottoms) Kaminski and the late Ronald J. Kaminski. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in North Port at San Pedro Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the American Heart Association.DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Saturday. OBITUARIESPaula Edmond HessPaula Edmond Hess, 91, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at home. She was born on May 15, 1926, in Hawthorne, New Jersey, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Edmond. Educated in New Jersey, Paula was employed by New Jersey Bell and Telegraph Company in a “rst-level management position in the Paterson, New Jersey business of“ce. She was a professional horsewoman, instructing and training in English equitation and horsemanship. The Hesss built their “rst Florida home in PGI in 1976 and became Charter Members of the Isles Yacht Club. Retired to Florida in 1981, Paula became active in civic affairs. She was a member of the founding C.A.R.E. Board; was chairman for three terms and remained with a permanent directorship as Chairman Emeritus until her death. She served the League of Women Voters as Voter Education Chair conducting Candidates Forums from 1985 to 2009. She served the City of Punta Gorda on the Park Study Committee, the Council for Intergovernmental Relations and the CRA as a commissioner for 10 years. She was a member of several Charlotte County Charter Review Commissions, Chairman in 1996, and was Chairman of the Charlotte County Planning & Zoning Board from 1987 to 2018. She was also a Trustee of Charlotte Regional Hospital, Vice Chairman for two terms. Paula was awarded the Charlotte County Chamber Pacesetter Award in 1997 in recognition of community service and achievement. Paula is survived by her brother, William A. Edmond; daughter, Evan Comella; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William H. Hess in 1988; her mother; father; and her two brothers, Thomas R. Edmond and Harry J. Edmond. Memorial services celebrating Paulas life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday April 21, 2018, at Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel, 215 Mary St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Interment will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, New Jersey, in the Edmond Family Burial Estate. In lieu of ”owers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 510234, Punta Gorda, Florida 33951-0234. Friends may visit at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel. Jane Ann AdamsWe lost our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend Jane Ann (Benson) Adams. She died in Rotonda West, Florida, aged 80, from Alzheimers Disease on April 11, 2018. Jane was born in Rochester, Minnesota on March 18, 1938, to the late Laurel BennieŽ and Ruth Ann Vine Benson. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in dental hygiene in 1958. She married Lynn Adams on June 20, 1959. She is survived by her husband Lynn O. Adams, daughter Beth (Ken) Johnson, daughter Wendy Melemed, son Steve (Auni) Adams and her brother Dr. Robert Benson. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Catie, Abby, Aaron and Shayna Melemed, Matt and Alex Johnson, and Keaton Adams. Mom loved running, traveling, gardening, golf and especially her family. She started long distance running in her 40s with her daughters and completed 25 marathons. She was entered in a 26th marathon and completed “ve of 26 miles, but didnt “nish because she was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. For many years after overcoming cancer, she volunteered for The American Cancer Societys Reach for Recovery program for breast cancer survivors. She was an enthusiastic member of the Lakeview Ladies Golf League in Orono, Minnesota as well as being an incorrigible whistler. She traveled all over the world, taking bicycle trips with her husband, brother Bob and dear friends Lowell and Phyllis Schaper. Mom worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Jeffrey Hall in Excelsior, Minnesota, before her retirement at age 50. When she found retirement not entirely to her liking, she worked for Anthonys Ladies Apparel in Tavernier, Florida, where she mightily protested about people leaving a mess of clothes on the ”oor in the dressing room.Ž She would want to be remembered as she was before the disease … always on the go, full of life, laughter, and an intense curiosity as to what exactly those people think theyre doing over thereŽ. Her grandchildren would like you to remember her as the White Tornado.Ž She was up early in the morning, drinking her coffee and eating her banana (thus her nickname Banana JaneŽ). She would usually have a few loads of laundry washed and folded and supper planned (tater tot hotdish) before they even came downstairs for school. Her children would like you to remember her “erce love for us and her great interest in our lives. Please remember the light and love and humor she sent into the world. That is her greatest legacy. And lastly, her husband would like you to remember the wonderful partner and friend she was for almost 59 years. When Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers, we committed as a family to make her remaining time on earth full of love and daily hugs. We would like to thank all the caregivers who made it possible for us to ful“ll our mission: Susie Schwarz, Sandy Hynes, Diane Bifano, Debbie Marr, Rene Cordero, Wendy Cole, and Ellen Frank. The family would also like to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks Memory Care, Englewood, the staff of Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte and members of the Brother Geenen Senior Friendship Center caregivers support group in Venice, Florida. May her memory be a blessing. Services will be private. Instead of ”owers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimers Association. https://act.alz.org/ site/Donation2?df_id=32112&mfc_pref=T&32112. donation=form1& OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. An abbreviated death notice can be published for $30. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Saturday publication. For Sunday through Monday publication deadline is 3p.m. Friday. In Loving Memories must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Friday publication. For Saturday through Monday publication deadline is noon on Friday. The American ag accompanying an obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please send emails to obituaries@sunletter.com. R OYAL P ALM M EMORIAL G ARDENS R OYAL P ALM M EMORIAL G ARDENS C EMETERY AND M AUSOLEUMS C EMETERY AND M AUSOLEUMS SPRING SPECIAL 50% Off Purchase of 2 or More Grave SitesSavings Available On New Cremation Gardens, Bench Sites & Private Niche Estates27200 Jones Loop Rd. Punta Gorda(941) 639-2381www.royalpalmmemorial.com adno=50534136

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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 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 letters@sun-herald.com. Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTPursuit of happiness has gotten noisy Once, your word was your bond Anyone can shift time City should embrace musical evenings A lot of water for Sunseeker pool All thats missing is the moat When a light coming to Loveland?Editor: Can someone please explain to me what the fascination is with loud noise in Charlotte County? With beautiful weather and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, why must we listen to a roaring motorcycle approaching two miles down the road, Harleys and crotch rocketsŽ included? I wonder if most people would ride motorcycles if they were quieter? So many cars are driving on our highways with no muf”ers and/or special muf”ers that produce deafening noise. Why? Whats with pickup trucks that have to be nine feet off the ground and have tailpipes “tted with noise-making equipment that makes them louder than most airliners and tractor trailers? I would love to know who the person is on U.S. 41 that has a horn that sounds like the Queen Mary. So you like extremely loud music. Why are we forced to listen to it, a mile away? To all the responsible vehicle owners who drive safely and without the need for noise, thank you. While the preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in part, said we have certain rights such as the pursuit of happiness, I doubt the intent was to be able to pursue happiness at the cost of others. Once again, it is the many sacri“cing for the few. Back to my opening question, why are people allowed to make such noise? Because they can.Lawrence Hegeman Port CharlotteEditor: In an ongoing effort to better understand how some 40 percent of our friends and neighbors „ otherwise decent people „ continue to endorse the actions of the current president, I was drawn to an opinion piece entitled, Folks in the Midwest have Trump all “gured out.Ž The premise of the piece is that people in the Midwest take what President Trump says with a grain of salt. Build a wall that Mexico pays for? Bomb North Korea? Quit Editor: I am writing to add to what Shift students, not clocksŽ wrote. He has a good idea. Additionally, there are businesses that would probably want to shift their times, which they already do (in and out of season). This might also help relieve traf“c congestion since not all businesses would shift their times nor they might not shift them the same amount. There is nothing sacred about shifting times for a set length, i.e., one business might shift 30 minutes; 45 minutes; 60 minutes; etc.Richard C. Fischer North PortNATO? Fire Jeff Sessions? Tear up NAFTA? He makes such pronouncements and then takes virtually no action on any of them. Yet, the author argues, patient Midwesterners are undeterred. Trumps overstated gambits create a lot of room for him to maneuver,Ž he argues. My word. Our thinking of boastful, outrageous lying as simply a political strategy is supposed to reassure us? Try this on: The next time someone close to you refuses to pay a bill or cheats on their wife or underpays their taxes or fails to show for a lunch appointment, ask yourself if you are OK accepting such a chasm between words and actions. In the Midwest where I grew up, when you said youd do something and shook hands on it, that was all that was needed. People honored their word. Thats clearly not how it works with the current president. The fact that so many people seem to think thats a “ne way to behave is both alarming and frightening. Bill Welsch Punta GordaEditor: I have been reading about the turmoil and Gilchrist Park. Somehow it all baf”es me. Punta Gorda is always worrying about the look and impression you give visitors and town folks, buildings shouldnt be too high, the color of the garbage containers etc. I moved here four-and-ahalf years ago. Since I have been here Ive had quite a few relatives and friends come and visit. One of the attractions has always been the music in the park. I am guessing this music probably attracts more people to the park than most other events, and its free. What a crying shame to basically eliminate it. The city fathers dont want people or cars on the beautiful grass? When down there I have noticed so many happy faces listening and singing along. The city of“cials contemplate allowing the musicians to drive to the pavilions to drop off their equipment. That is only one very small part of the inconvenience, or should I say problem, this has caused. Sure there are lots of people walking through, but they are mostly healthy and mostly younger. The regular attendees consist of quite a few with disabilities or just unable to walk a block or two to get there. I sure hope this wonderful attraction is allowed to resume, with parking on the grass. The enjoyable walk in the park is not very enjoyable for a lot people. Please, lets bring back those great Tuesdays and Thursdays that so many locals and visitors enjoy. Roger Beck North PortEditor: Your article in the April 9 paper regarding the importance of and ways to conserve water is timely and appreciated. I do wonder, though, that if drought escalates and water restrictions become necessary now or in the future will those restrictions apply to all? I cant help but wonder how many gallons of water the Sunseekers biggest pool in FloridaŽ will require while possibly at the same time residents water use may be severely curtailed. Building new homes requires enormous amounts of water also. Was the water issue considered before quickly approving all this enormous growth? Something doesnt feel right.Rosie Flynn EnglewoodEditor: An excellent April 7 letter to the editor about Sunseeker Resort posed questions that need to be answered to the satisfaction of the taxpayers of Charlotte County. This was followed up on April 8 with another great expression of concern to the county written by the editorial staff of the Sun Other items that need to be addressed: This development will have a wall around it like a medieval castle. All that is missing is a moat with alligators in it. Allegiant will have a shovel-ready prime piece of real estate on the bay. If Allegiant does not get enough takers to buy into the condos offered the money will be refunded. It is a win-win for Allegiant and it could be a lose-lose for the county taxpayers. If it goes it will be a boon for this county. If it doesnt, it is a second Murdock Village with bigger loses to the taxpayer. Many things have not been explained to the public in the rush to have another development in the area. What about roads and who is to pay for them? Traffic at the bridge? Why isnt Allegiant paying the county for land that will carved from Bayshore Park? Will the public be able to park there or is it another county give-away? Watch the property around the development get bulldozed away. Expensive housing, not affordable housing for workers, will be built. The county needs to slow down and answer questions posed. Dave Eastwood Port CharlotteEditor: In your paper on Jan. 14, Public Works Director Danny Quick anticipated getting a traffic signal up at Peachland and Loveland boulevards sometime in March or April. Will this happen?Geogia Klemm Port CharlotteSunshine Laws protect citizens’ right to knowOUR POSITION: Floridas Sunshine Laws guarantee the publics right to certain records and documents and force government entities to keep meetings open to the public.Too often, people get the impression Sunshine Laws are born out of a First Amendment whose sole purpose is to help members of the media do their jobs. But, while working in the sunshine certainly does open the door for the media to keep citizens informed, the laws are just as important to you. For example, you can access items like birth certi“cates, marriage and divorce information, obituaries and licenses on the web. You can keep track of property transactions that may impact the value of your home. You can look up any lawsuits or penalties against a doctor you plan to see. Agendas of government meetings must be posted so the public can attend and give input on topics of their particular interest. And, if you missed that meeting, you can read what occurred „ and in some cases watch a television replay. Dont know how to access information you need? The Attorney Generals Of“ce makes available a guide known as the Government-in-the-Sunshine manual. The manual is published each year by the First Amendment Foundation in Tallahassee. Floridas “rst embraced the idea of government in the sunshine in 1909 with the passage of Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or the Public Records Law.Ž The law said any records made or received by any public agency, having to do with of“cial business, must be made available for inspection, unless speci“cally exempted by the Florida Legislature. Nowadays, public records include much more than just what might be written on paper. It also has come to include tapes, photographs, “lm, sound recordings and records stored in computers. Surprisingly to some, it even means text messages between government of“cials „ which came into play recently in Sarasota County when text messages between a School Board member the and county sheriff were revealed during a controversy over school safety. Floridas current Government-inthe-Sunshine Law was enacted in 1967. It establishes a basic right of access to most meetings of boards, commissions and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities. Sunshine laws allow citizens to “le what is called Freedom of Information requests that require governments to make records available to anyone in the public who requests them. FOI requests are important in that they allow citizens and the media to become watchdogs over government. Examples of the media using FOI requests would include this newspapers requests for records giving details of deaths in local prisons and jails. Sunshine laws require manufacturers, such as pharmaceutical companies, to disclose what items have been provided to an institution or physician. That information was used in West Virginia to address a serious opioid problem. There, a reporter was able „ through the help of the courts „ to force pharmaceutical companies to reveal that had sold millions of opioids in West Virginia, ignoring the ”ood of the potentially dangerous and addictive medicines into a state reeling from drug overdoses. The state has used that information to sue drug companies. As we celebrate Sunshine laws across the nation, we want every citizen to realize these laws can be utilized for their own good. They were made to keep us informed and to stop back-room deal-making and corruption in government. Take advantage of your right to information.

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 WEEK IN REVIEW South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was „ stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the “rst state to vote to secede. In 2016, South Dakotas legislature picked a “ght in the hope that the U.S. Supreme Court would reverse a prior decision, thereby handing the state a policy victory it failed to win in Congress. South Dakota has enacted a law contradicting a 26-year-old court decision concerning interstate commerce, and a law Congress passed and extended 10 times. The state wants to tax purchases that are made online from vendors that have no physical presence in the state. South Dakota wants to increase its revenue and mollify its Main Street merchants. On Tuesday, the court will hear oral arguments for and against South Dakotas response to the greatest disruption of retailing since the Sears, Roebuck catalog, more about which anon. In 1992, in the internets infancy, the court held that retailers are required to collect a states sales taxes only when the retailers have a substantial nexusŽ „ basically, a physical, brick-and-mortar presence „ in the state where the item sold is purchased. Such a nexus would mean that the retailer bene“ts from, and should pay for, local government services. Absent such a nexus, however, states taxation of sales would violate the Constitution, which vests in Congress alone the power to impose such burdens on interstate commerce. Furthermore, Richard A. Epstein of the University of Chicago and New York University law school, says the 14th Amendments due process clause (no state shall ƒ deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of lawŽ) is a guarantee of fundamental fairness powerful enough to shield any party from taxation by a jurisdiction with which it does not interact.Ž Internet commerce has burgeoned partly because many online retailers, by not collecting sales taxes, enjoy price advantages. This, however, is less valuable to them than their other advantages of convenience (no need to drive somewhere to shop) and choices (almost everything saleable is sold online). Such commerce could not have ”ourished if vendors bore the burden of deciphering and complying with the tax policies of 12,000 state and local taxing jurisdictions, with different goods exempted from taxation. So, in 1998 Congress enacted the Internet Tax Freedom Act (it was made permanent in 2016). This expresses Congress policy choice to prohibit state and local governments from imposing unique tax rules for internet transactions. The ITFA, an exercise of Congress enumerated power to regulate interstate commerce, is intended to shield small internet sellers from discriminatory taxes and compliance burdens. (Amazon pays sales taxes in all the 45 states that have them.) In 1998, the ITFA passed the House by unanimous consent and the Senate 96-2. For revenue reasons, only four governors endorsed it. Now South Dakota is seeking the courts permission for its extraterritorial grasping. It wants the court to overrule this congressional policy calculation: The social bene“ts of dynamic internet commerce, with small companies enabled to compete with large ones, exceed the costs to traditional retailers, such as Sears, which once upon a time was a problem for then-traditional retailers. Late in the 19th century, the Sears, Roebuck catalog was a retailing response to what government had directly (the Homestead Act) and indirectly (government-subsidized railroads) created „ vast, thinly populated swaths of rural America where farm families had few if any shopping opportunities. By 1898, the catalogue had 583 pages. In 1907, when the nations population was 87 million, Sears mailed out 3 million catalogs. In 1927, the nation of 119 million received 75 million Sears catalogs and other mailings, helped by another government program „ rural free delivery. Some traditional downtown retailers were annoyed, not for the last time: Walmart and other big boxŽ stores were coming to the edge of town. South Dakotas impertinent law reflects this fact: Governments often are reflexively reactionary when new technologies discomfort established interests with which the political class has comfortable relations of mutual support. The states sales tax revenues have grown faster than the states economy even as internet retailing has grown. Its brick-andmortar retailing survived Sears, Roebuck, and then survived Walmart (often better than Sears, Roebuck has). Indeed, many brick-and-mortar retailers are now bricksand-clicks enterprises, offering online shopping. Traditional retailing will, like Walmart (which is now being challenged by Amazon), prosper or not depending on market forces, meaning Americans preferences. State governments should not try to prevent this wholesome churning from going where it will. George Wills email address is georgewill@ washpost.com.S. Dakota asks court to circumvent Congress, market George Will This coming week, the 37 members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission hold the unique power to approve or not approve what proposals will go on the 2018 ballot this November for voters to consider adding as amendments to our states Constitution. Given the substance of a number of the remaining proposals, and the grouping of those proposals, there are a number of concerns the commission should consider. First, as discussed in prior public addresses, many of the remaining proposals „ irrespective of their underlying merits „ do not belong in our Constitution. As then-Chief Justice (Alan) Sundberg noted in his dissent in State v. Firestone, 386 So.2d 561, 568 (Fla. 1980): (t)he predecessor Constitution of 1885 had been repeatedly and persistently amended by inclusion of matters which did not rise to fundamental constitutional dignity. A major objective of the original Constitutional Revision Commission was to impose a more orderly and stringent process for amendment of the 1968 Constitution to curb the excesses which beset the 1885 Constitution.Ž A number of the present proposals „ regulating everything from naming of buildings to greyhound racing, civics lessons to vaping in public places „ objectively do not rise to the level of fundamental constitutional dignity because they do not govern state government, protect fundamental rights and can be enacted through the legislative process. The commission must act to prevent these from being placed on the ballot and protect our Constitution from unnecessary clutter. Relatedly, the commissions present grouping of proposals makes the problem worse. By grouping proposals, the commission is effectively depriving the voters of their right to choose what does and does not belong in Floridas foundational text on a proposal-byproposal basis. As a consequence, these groupings not only fail to curb the excesses of the constitutional amendment process, they deny the voters the ability to do so as well. Although the commission is not required to do so, the commission should adhere to a single-subject requirement. All proposed amendments that come to the voters „ apart from those produced through this process „ must be limited to a single subject. The Florida Supreme Court has recognized that one of the principal reasons for the existence of this requirement is to prevent logrolling, a practice that combines separate issues into a single proposal to secure passage of an unpopular issue.Ž Advisory Opinion to the Atty. Gen. re: Voluntary Universal Pre-Kindergarten Educ., 824 So. 2d 161, 165 (Fla. 2002). As discussed, logrolling is of particular concern as it relates to constitutional clutter. Regardless of how popular an issue may be, combining proposals of constitutional concern with ordinary lawŽ proposals is unfair to the voters, and ultimately can result in an unnecessary and improper constitutional amendment. Voters should not be forced to consider approving proposals about which they have no interest, or worse, to consider propositions they would otherwise oppose in order to approve completely unrelated proposals that they like. The commission owes it to the voters to allow every proposal to rise or fall on its own respective merits. The commission should exercise restraint and reject proposals that detract from the basic purpose of a constitution. The commission should exercise restraint by asking whether the proposal protects a fundamental right, and whether there is a reason why the proposal cannot be enacted by the Legislature. If the answer is no to these questions, then the commission should vote to reject the proposal. The commission should also reject any attempts at logrolling and embrace a singlesubject ballot scheme. The commission should reject any proposal that groups unrelated propositions because doing so, while not unconstitutional, is nonetheless unfair to the people of Florida. We must keep our state Constitution clean. Major Harding is a former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court. This column moved on the website FloridaPolitics.com.Protect Constitution from unnecessary clutter, logrolling Major Harding VIEWPOINT adno=54532447 € 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 STARTING AT $24,300!! 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS FAMILY ALBUMDorothy and John Derr Dorothy and John Derr celebrated 65 years of marriage on April 10, 2018. Their 65 year saga began in Annapolis, Maryland with marriage a year later in Pensacola, Florida. John retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years, he spent 10 years with the Charlotte County Emergency Management and spent 20 years as a sailing instructor and boat delivery. Dorothy was a desk clerk for 10 years at the Howard Johnsons Motel. They have two children, daughter, Kim DerrOberlies of Alaska and son, John M. Derr of Port Charlotte, Florida.FAMILY ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENTS Birth announcements € Birthdays Anniversaries € Engagements Weddings € Family reunionsCommemorate your familys milestones and share the joy with the community. To inquire about rates, call 941-206-1028, or email familyalbum@sun-herald.com BIRTHDAYS Happy 16th birthday to Madison Wiley on her special day, March 29. Happy 11th birthday to Braden Richard Morse on his special day, April 17. Happy 90th birthday to Rose Wawrzyniak on her special day, April 17. Happy 100th birthday to William Toop on his speical day, April 20. Happy 3rd birthday to Sadie Spindler on her special day, April 16. 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 sdennis@ sun-herald.com. 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. TODAYOpen 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. Paying It Forward, Time, location, phone is required in this field or listing will not print. 120 char. limit. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 12-7 Funday with Linda NASCAR/Bargo Punta Gorda Elks, 12pm Bar & Tiki open; 1-4 Picnic on the Water; Music by Mixed Up Duo @ 25538 Shore,PG,637-2606; members & guests AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money … join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Minding Your Mind, Minding Your Mind: Cultivating the Practice of Mindfulness, Sunday, 4/15, 1…3pm, $35, The Yoga Sanctuary, 941-505-9642 Ballroom Social, Sun Apr 15 2-3 pm rumba lesson, open dance 3-5 pm 118 Sullivan St. Punta Gorda $10. Info. 614-439-8545 Open to Public Tiki Tom & L.A., Live music featuring Tiki Tom and L.A. Daniels 2-6 pm Center Court Fishermens Village. 639-8721 MONDAYDeep Creek Elks, Lunch 11-2:30, Gates Open @ 3pm Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 6PM Aerie 7PM nominations Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki; 4-7 Music/MichaelHirst;4:30-7:30 ChickenNite;7-10 Karaoke/ BillyG@25538ShorePG6372606;mbrs&gsts Rick Rock Rice, Rick Rock Rice performs live music noon3 pm Center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Mahjong at Faith, All are welcome! join the fun in this fascinating game, Monday, 12:30pm, Faith, Lutheran,4005 Palm Drive, 33950 Fun With Music, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 1pm-3:30pm. An afternoon w/live music $1. Musicians always welcomed, 625-4175. Port Charlotte Elks, Monday Discount Day, Visit with Members & Guests, Open 3 to 7:30, 1700 Tamiami Trail F3, Murdock, FL, 629-4545 Pat Cozad, Cigar Box Guitar Music by Pat Cozad 4-7 pm Center court at Fishermens Village. 639-8721 PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Bingo every Monday Speedys 5-6 with Bingo 6-9:30. Food available. Open to public TODAYEagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public Broasted Chicken, Broasted Chicken Dinner on Sunday 2-4pm Take out or enjoy at the club. Rotonda Elks, members & guests. Stir fry dinner, Sunday April 15 4:00 6:00 p.m Dine in or carry out. 550 N. McCall Rd. Englewood. $6.00 Public Welcome 474-7516 Discovery Class, 5:00 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 2100 Englewood Road, Englewood, Fl 34223, 941-474-7647. FC BLAST kids, BLAST Middle School Youth Group meets Sun. 5-7pm@140 Rot. Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food, games & Bible Study. 475-7447 Karaoke @ the Eagles, with Gil & Rhonda from 6-9 pm at the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd, 941-474-9802. Member drive. Food available to 8 pm MONDAYManasota Beach Yoga, Yoga classes designed for all abilities and ages. Locals and visitors welcome. Free Will Donation. Mon thru Sat 9 am 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! 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:00PM VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Rd. (941)47474-7516. Come join us! H2U Birthday Meeting, Celebrating April Birthdays with a Free Party-Bring friends. 1:30-3pm at Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr. RSVP: 473-3919 Wings & Dancing, Wings, wet & dry, burgers, salads & more 5-7pm Music: Eddie & he Edsels 6-9pm. Rotonda Elks, members & guests. 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 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. Auxilry Penny Bingo, Post #113, Rotonda W..every Tues..11:30 am-3:00 pm..lots of fun.. TODAYAMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8-11am Large menu to choose from, only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 great selection incl bev only $7.00 1$ Bloody Marys Great food Pub welcome 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 North Port VFW #8203, Members & guests. Open 10AM-8PM. $0.25 off drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 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 cook, a large menu to choose from 1-5pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 MONDAYBasic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Join Brenda for a good workout & feel better. 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 Mike & Co. 6:30-9:30. 4860 Trott Cir, NO 426-6865 North Port Moose, Wings lunch and dinner Queen is at 6! Meatloaf 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, Visit with Members & Guests, Open 3 to 7:30, 1700 Tamiami Trail F3, Murdock, FL, 629-4545 AMVETS 2000, Activity Committee meeting 5-6pm Members be in attendance 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Monday $2 Margaritas Great food, fun Public welc 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 TUESDAYMens Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 TOPS 0123, Weight Support at its best! 4285 Wesley Lane North Port. 8:30 to 9:30 am Every Tuesday Please join us! Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Always looking for new players. Come play. 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 Line Dancing, $5/class 12:152:15pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Joan 661-3799 Learn new steps & have fun. Great exercise Ginger Cooking Class, Free presentation on the benefits of ginger by Caroline Blesson. Register at scgov.net/library or call 941-861-5000. CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS Open Air Market, Every Sunday History Park Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda 33950. Fresh 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 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 www.charlottechorale.com 1968 50th Class Reunion, CHS 1968 50th Class Reunion, May 4&5. Four Points Sheraton, Come celebrate 50 Years. Open to all classes. Events kickoff 6PM at the Tiki Hut. Full details at website: chs1968.webzity.com. Contact Sammie Vittoria@ 407-443-2398 Charlotte Sierra Club Meeting, April 17, 7 PM. Open to the public. Chris Hines will give a presentation on the Florida Panther. Universalist Unitarian Hall, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd, PC. Info, 423-2713 Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to www.yoursun.com, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Nasser Randolph Olivier of Freeport, N.Y., and Roselor Jacques of Port Charlotte € Susan Kay Kongs of Punta Gorda, and Victor Alphonso Simpson of Punta Gorda € Nathaniel David Long of North Port, and Samantha Joy Hayes of North Port € Mirtza Franck of Port Charlotte, and Jean-Richard Thimothee of Port Charlotte € Pavel Gregoryevich Ostapenko of Pensacola, and Olga Greznev of Fort Walton Beach € Phillip Jack Long of Port Charlotte, and Suzanne Whitney Ragland of North Port € John Mitchell McCombs of Port Charlotte, and Samantha Maria Ferlazzo of Bonita Springs € Jimmie Lee Jones of Arcadia, and Benita Rodriguez of Arcadia € Fiona Katharina Zwieb of Port Charlotte, and Ingo Christian Nowottny of Port Charlotte € Gerald Edward Robinson of Port Charlotte, and Pamela Piscitelli of Port Charlotte € Todd Allen Sufferling of Englewood, and Caryn Etta Huff of Englewood € Jessica Page Winiarz of Punta Gorda, and Kelly Gibbs of Punta Gorda € Lynn Ann Mullins of Port Charlotte, and Bruce Soren Petersen of Superior, Wis. € Sierra Dawn Soto of Punta Gorda, and Darwin Jorge Duran Mendoza of Port Charlotte € Stuart Robert Jacobs of Punta Gorda, and Traci Elizabeth PerkinsFigoli of Punta Gorda € Marcos Sergio Scott Irausquin of North Port, and Mirbelis Lourdes Liendo of North Port € Frank Edward DAmato of Port Charlotte, and Mary Ellen Cole of Port Charlotte € John William Hunter of North Port, and Aquinda Theresa Fenty of North Port € Billy Ray Dennison of Port Charlotte, and Cari Michelle Cook of Port Charlotte € Mark Vanderwaag of Port Charlotte, and Teresa Marie Smith of Port Charlotte € Nicholas Alan Carrithers of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Jessica Ann Leloup of Lawrenceville, Ill. € David Eugene Spangler of Punta Gorda, and Pauline Kay Gardner of Punta Gorda € Drake Anthony Burcham of Fort Myers, and Erin Marie Roth of Fort Myers € Kayla Leigh Mudano of Port Charlotte, and Michael J. Edgar Lauer of Port C harlotteCharlotte County divorces€ Kimberly A. Bush v. Eric E. Bush € Lisa Demay v. Steven Matthew Demay € Natalie Francoletti v. Jeffry Francoletti € Wendi Leigh Harris v. Christopher Paul Harris € Sarah Elizabeth Kaltreider v. Jonathan Frederick Kaltreider € Francine Kitchings v. Mark Kitchings € Aurelia Lopez v. Rafael T. Lopez € Roberto Enrique Lopez v. Yesenia Miyares € Kevin W. McCann v. Alice R. McCann € Isreal Rogner v. Christina Rogner Bethany L. Walden, Au.D.American Board Certi“ ed Doctor of AudiologyCharlotte Hearing Center, Inc.Central Plaza West 21216 Olean Blvd., Ste. 4 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 766-8886adno=50531457 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) € Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CHARLOTTE „ It took three attempts to play the game, but the Charlotte Tarpons and DeSoto County Bulldogs “nally got the chance to meet on the “eld Friday night. Weather and a school function had caused the earlier cancellations. When they “nally got to play the game, it quickly turned into a game youd expect to see at a family reunion. In the past four years the rivalry has seen great comebacks, gamewinning homers and excellent play by both teams. Fridays game had none of that. Of“cially the Tarpons won 12-1, but the memories of the game will last far longer than what happened on the diamond. The Bulldogs had played two tough district games on the previous two nights, scoring 24 runs. They had secured the number one seed in the district so it was time for just a fun game. They rested their ace pitcher Hannah England and DeSoto coach Mike Jeter had only one player in her normal position at the start of the game. Malyssa Jeter took the circle for the Bulldogs in her “rst game as a pitcher since sometime last year.Ž Dekoda Johnson came on in relief and described her appearance on the mound as being the “rst time in forever.Ž Dylan Anthony went the “rst two innings for the Tarpons and was lifted for Haley Cabral, who also said her appearance in the circle was the “rst time since last year sometime.Ž Abby Hayse pitched the fourth inning and described the experience as a lot of fun, but scary too. My “rst time pitching since I was about 12 years old.Ž There was so much banter on the “eld between the players and joking around. It had the feel of a family reunion game where everybody got to pitch and play whatever position they wanted. It was a game that was simply that „ a game. Did you notice Jeter and Lipe (Shea) give me a hug coming through the gate? Sure you want to win, but at the end of the day its all just about memories,Ž Tarpons coach Greg Higgins said. My seniors and their seniors have played together in travel ball and against each other for so long they know each other and are like family with each other. To see it all end after four years of great competition on a night like this was fun. It was just great fun.Ž When the players got on base you could see them talking and joking with the players on the other team. They cheered for each other in the game as did the coaches for the opposing team. The strongest bond between the players is with DeSoto County teammates Jeter and Lipe. They have played on the same teams since they were 8 years old and have been in the same clas ses with the same teachers from elementary school through high school. Both, along with teammate England, have signed to continue their careers at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Charlotte senior Taylor Kirkus hadnt made a decision about her future plans. After the game, Kirkus called Toby Brooks, the coach at Tennessee Wesleyan. With Jeter and Lipe standing with her, Kirkus said. Coach, this is TK,Ž Kirkus said with Jeter and Lipe standing with her. We just got done kicking Mo and Sheas butt and I wanted to tell you that were all coming up there to play. I just made up my mind to play with Mo and Shea instead of against them so I guess this is my verbal commitment.Ž Lipe said, It will be fun and a great experience to be in a new state and in different surroundings together.Ž In the top of the “rst inning Jeter was gunned down trying to score when Kirkus put a hard tag on her to end the inning. In Kirkus at-bat in the bottom of the “rst, she hit a single off of Jeter to knock in Cabral with the games “rst run. When asked which was a better memory, Kirkus answered, de“nitely tagging her out. That was fun.Ž When the game was over, everybody from both teams was saying, That was fun.Ž Family reunion game ends with new memories madeBy STEVE KNAPP ARCADIAN SPORTS EDITOR PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPPTarpon coach Greg Higgins and DeSoto County coach Mike Jeter get together with some of their players after Fridays game. Higgins said, Weve had some great games against each other over the years and our teams enjoy playing one another. Tonight was just a fun game.Ž Shea Lipe, Haley Cabral, Malyssa Jeter and Taylor Kirkus have been friends over the years as they have played against and with each other. They played against each other for the nal time Friday night with Charlotte coming out on top 12-1. Lipe, Jeter and Kirkus will all be teammates this fall as they continue their education and softball careers at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Charlotte catcher Taylor Kirkus puts a tag on Desotos Malyssa Jeter as she tries to score in the rst inning. It was a common sight for players such as Charlottes Haley Cabral to be talking and joking with their opponents in the 12-1 win for the Tarpons. SOFTBALL: Charlotte 12, DeSoto County 1CAPE CORAL …„ The Mariner High School baseball team was relentless in its District 6A-11 matchup with Port Charlotte on Friday. The Tritons top “ve hitters combined for 12 hits as they put up crooked numbers in every inning as they ran their record above .500 for the “rst time all season in a 15-5 victory that ended in the bottom of the “fth inning due to the mercy rule. Jimmy Meredith and Lou Alberro had three hits and three runs scored for Mariner (10-9, 6-6), while Alex Freeland and Gavin Walker also had three hits in a 13 hit Triton attack, all against Port Charlotte pitcher Damien Ashley, who went the distance. Tom Woodley said his team has made an about face from early this season when it started 1-7. But the Tritons learned that nobody is going to roll over for them. I told the guys that Port Charlotte isnt going to roll over, and we got complacent. But we came out swinging and put the ball in play,Ž Woodley said. We playing pretty good right now, and Im happy about that.Ž Port Charlotte (4-13, 0-9) to its credit also hit the ball well, with 11 hits, but they were all singles and with the exception of a four-run fourth inning that allowed the Pirates back in the rearview mirror, werent able to string enough of them together as they remained winless in district play. The “ve errors they committed didnt help matters either. Mariner hit the ball well, and when they hit it at us we booted it. We made too many errors and they had too many opportunities,Ž Port Charlotte coach Rodney Taylor said. When a team is hitting the ball well and you give them “ve outs an inning, it will hurt you.Ž Port Charlotte scored a run in the “rst, but Mariner responded with three in the bottom of the inning, four in the second and three more in the third before Port Charlotte batted around in the fourth with “ve straight hits to cut the lead to 10-5. Mariner responded with two in the fourth and three in the “fth to end the game. Scotty McLean went 3 for 3 for Port Charlotte, while Zach Koerick and Mitchell Desrocher had two hits. Meanwhile, a few yards away, the softball game between the same to schools was much more exciting. Port Charlotte rallied from a 3-0 de“cit to tie the game in the “fth and force extra innings before the Tritons scratched across a run in the ninth inning on a sacri“ce ”y to give them a 4-3 win.MARINER 15, PORT CHARLOTTE 5Port Charlotte 100 40 … 5 11 5 Mariner 343 23 … 15 13 1 Damian Ashley and Eric Morales, Donnie Goodman, Lou Alberro (4) and Barron Northrup. WP: Lou Alberro LP: Damian Ashley. Top hitters: Gavin Walker (M) 3-4, 2 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI, Lou Alberro (M) 3-4, 2 RBI, 3 runs. Records: Port Charlotte 4-13, 0-9, Mariner 10-9, 6-6.Mariner drubs Port Charlotte in five inningsBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT Port Charlottes Andrew Rodriguez gets hit by a pitch during Friday nights game at Mariner High School. SUN PHOTOS BY CHRIS BLAKEPort Charlottes Will Hepner dives safely into third base before being forced out by Mariner third baseman Louis Alberro during Friday nights game at Mariner High School. Port Charlottes Micah Means makes solid contact at the plate during Friday nights game at Mariner High School. Port Charlottes Damien Ashley pitches against Mariner High School during Friday nights game at Mariner High School. Ashley and the Pirates had a rough outing against the Tritons. BASEBALL: Mariner 15, Port Charlotte 5

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSIn the aftermath of the Parkland shootings, many are calling for removing gun access for the mentally ill. According to a CBS News Poll, 68 percent of Americans agreed that better mental health screenings would curb gun violence. In Gallup polls, almost 46 percent of respondents said that people with mental illness were dangerous. Despite the widespread belief that mental illness has a key relationship to gun violence, research does not support this theory. Duke University sociologist Jeffrey Swanson studied individuals „ mentally healthy and mentally ill „ to examine the relationship between violence and psychiatric disorders. He found that serious mental illness accounted for only 4 percent of cases. Violence was more closely associated with whether someone was male, poor, or abusing drugs or alcohol. Those three factors predicted violent behavior with or without a mental illness. In follow-up research, Swanson found that 13 percent of participants with severe mental illness had committed a violent act in the past year. However, substance abuse, history of victimization, and exposure to violence each played an important role in violent behavior among the severely mentally ill. For individuals with none, or only one of these factors, the risk of violence was 2 percent„ the same risk found in the general population. Adding one additional risk factor doubled the probability of violence and adding all three factors resulted in a 30 percent risk. In a study of mass murderers, Columbia University researcher Michael Stone found that 75 percent of mass murderers studied did not appear be mentally ill at the time of their rampage. Stone noted that 25 percent of mass murderers studied were under the age of 25, had no previous arrest record and no record of psychiatric hospitalizations. He concluded, The mentally ill should not bear the burden of being regarded as the chief perpetrators of mass murder.Ž These “ndings suggest that targeted human services may be an important factor in mitigating gun violence. Yet, Florida has been slow to respond. According to Mental Health America, Florida ranks 44th in the nation for access to mental healthcare and addiction treatment and 51st out of 52 jurisdictions in funding. The opioid crisis adds fuel to the “re. According to Lee Health, opioid overdoses in Lee County have increased from 171 in 2013 to 955 in 2017 „ an 800 percent increase. The Florida Medical Examiners Commission reported 5,725 opioid-related deaths in Florida in 2016, a 35 percent increase from the previous year. FSW is responding to the call for action. The colleges Social and Human Service Program is preparing students to address many of the factors that play a role in violent behavior „ poverty, victimization, and alcohol and drug abuse. Graduates can pursue nationaland state-level certi“cations, including Certi“ed Addiction Counselor. And formalized agreements with other colleges and universities allow students to transition into higher degrees in human services. Dr. Terry McVannelErwin, LMHC, MCAP, HSBCP is Faculty Department Chair of the Social and Human Services Program at Florida SouthWestern State College.Key factors between mental health and gun violence Florida SouthWestern State CollegeDr. Terry McVannel-Erwin After a widespread outage Thursday evening, Verizon cell phone services were back up and running around 2:45 a.m. Friday. The outage, caused by a cut “ber, lasted about seven-and-a-half hours and affected areas including Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Clearwater and Lakeland, according to Verizon Spokesperson Carolyn Schamberger. For 911 call centers, the outage meant Verizon customers were unable to call or text from their cell phones. Local law enforcement agencies posted on social media notifying callers of the outage and encouraging them to use landlines or wi“ calling in an emergency. Our actual 911 system was working “ne,Ž said Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce Public Information Of“cer Katie Heck. As long as you called with a landline, or called by wi“, it was “ne. Sprint customers were “ne.Ž In Sarasota County, the 911 call center had the same experience. We were still receiving 911 calls, but Verizon was out,Ž said Media Relations Specialist Mycah Schafer, with the Sarasota County Sheriffs Of“ce. Dominic Parisi, store manager at Verizon on Kings Highway in Port Charlotte, said “ve or six customers came into the store inquiring about the outage Thursday night and another three or four asked about it Friday morning. 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Classifieds! said last year upon his “rst visit to Herald Court shortly after becoming president, that he had directed a task force be formed to determine ways to better serve Charlotte County citizens „ among other efforts to study and assess educational needs or partnerships in the community. Attempts Friday to reach Martin by phone and email for any updates to that were not immediately successful. Within Florida Southwestern State College in Charlotte County „ where WMUPunta Gorda operates „ there are no planned new programs for FSW for next year, con“rmed FSW President Denis Wright on Friday. Fully web-based programs are also offered through WMU, FGCU and numerous other universities. But these new offerings from WMU „ which were approved March 27 by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education „ involve online learning as well as face-to-face learning. Some are even fully face-to-face programs. For example, a bachelor of science in aviation management program to begin in fall of 2018 is a traditional face-to-face program combining aviation and business to prepare students for jobs in aviation management, operations, safety, insurance, sales or marketing. Another one of the new programs to be added this fall involves a master of science in engineering management, which will have students completing most of their work online, but then there will be face-to-face classes held at WMU-P unta Gorda one weekend per month throughout each 15-week semester. According to WMU, that program will be one of just six worldwide that is accredited by the American Society for Engineering Management [ASEM] and will become the only ASEM certified program available in Florida.Ž Another unique program coming this fall will involve full-time, face-to-face learning. The program is a master of music degree and certificate program in music therapy, which is one of only a few music therapy programs at other universities that incorporate principles of Neurologic Music Therapy in students academic and clinical work,Ž according to information from WMU. With a large interest in enhancing positive aging initiatives,Ž WMU officials said board certified music therapists work in geriatric care programs, correctional facilities, hospitals clinics and schools, for example. Meanwhile, a master of science degree and graduate certificate program in supply chain management will also be offered this fall. And in fall of 2019, a master of arts in organizational change leadership will be offered, according to information from WMU. The aviation program that is currently underway faced a delay involving state approvals, according to WMU, which has said it wasnt able to begin its recruitment until later than it had hoped. Still, last fall the program began with 10 students, and WMU officials said the demand is high and growing. Just earlier this month during an open house, a handful of additional students from other states registered for classes in the program, according to WMU. And WMU isnt slowing down. We have a number of programs currently in planning stages, but we continue to look for opportunities to deliver programs based on talent needs and career opportunities in the area and around the state,Ž said a WMU statement to the Sun Friday.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comPROGRAMSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO FROM WMUSince fall of 2017, Western Michigan University has oered a Bachelor of Sciences program in aviation ight science „ and now seven new degree and certicate programs will be added to the schools Punta Gorda location at Florida Southwestern State College, WMU announced last week. NEW WMU PROGRAMS COMING SOON€ BS in aviation management (fall 2018) „ This traditional face-to-face program combines aviation and business, preparing students for positions in airport management, operations management, safety management, aviation insurance, aircraft sales or aviation marketing. € MS in engineering management (fall 2018) „ As an accelerated hybrid program, students will complete most of their coursework online, and face-to-face classes will meet one weekend per month at WMU-Punta Gorda throughout each 15-week semester. € MS and graduate certificate program in supply chain management (fall 2018) „ The program prepares students to take lead roles in their profession, developing, directing and evolving supply chain systems in global corporations. The hybrid program will combine accelerated online courses with face-to-face class meetings monthly on weekends and can be completed in two years. A condensed 18-credit graduate certificate is also available. € MS and certificate program in music therapy (fall 2018) „ The music therapy equivalency undergraduate certificate is a full time, face-to-face program offering students who may have undergraduate degrees in something other than music therapy to begin working toward becoming a board-certified music therapist. Students will work closely with their advisor to select only the courses required for board certification and can begin taking graduate level courses during their second year and work to earn their equivalency certificate and masters degree at the same time. Board-certified music therapists can work in a variety of settings, such as correctional facilities, general and state hospitals, geriatric care programs, medical clinics, physical rehabilitation centers, public and private schools, and special education programs. € MA in organizational change leadership (fall 2019) „ The masters degree in organizational change leadership is designed to address one of the most critical and sought-after competencies required in todays organizations „ the ability to lead effective change. The hybrid program will host its first cohort in fall 2019, with class meetings planned for one weekend per month throughout each 15-week semester. „ SOURCE: WMU, www.wmich. edunews/2018/04/46279 CHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € U.S. 41, Punta Gorda to Lee County (complaint-based) Top crash locations: € S.R. 776 and Winchester Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard € U.S. 41 and Olean Boulevard € I-75 ramp areas on Duncan Road/U.S. 17Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Ashley Sue Carroll, 34, 2600 block of Nancy St., Sarasota. Charge: Knowingly driving with suspended or revoked license, failure to have motor vehicle insurance. Bond: $3,000. € Elmer Joaquin Hernandez Carrilo, 28, 2900 block of Pershing Ave., Sarasota. Charge: Operation of a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. € Christopher Wayne Jones, 28, 6500 block of Swiss Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: Driving under the influence. Bond: $1,500. € Sarah Key See, 23, 2500 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: None. € Ezekial Ruiz, 23, 1300 block of Frizzell Ln., Port Charlotte. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: None. € Braulio Randolfo Pineda, 73, 700 block of W. Ball St., Plant City. Charge: Driving under the influence. Bond: $2,500. € Tonya Rochelle Hines, 30, 30 block of Mariner Ln., Rotonda West. Charge: Dealing in stolen property, false ID to seconhand dealer under $300. Bond: $25,000 „ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTraffic enforcment 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.FROM PAGE ONE Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. THANK GOD ITS VARIETY PRESENTSƒRing SarasotaFriday, April 20, 20187:00 PM(doors open at 6:15)At the turn of the century music paralleled the impressionist artists. Moon Over the Ruined Castle is an excellent example of music that allows the listener to conjure mental images of its themes. The development of the jazz era, leading into the blues is represented by Georgia on my Mind The post-war era produced happier music for those who wanted to sing and dance. We offer Blue Tango and Fly Me to the Moon as mid-century examples. But no 20th century music retrospective is complete without a song from the Beatles. For us it is Hey Jude transcribed for handbells by our own Rick Holdsworth. 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In 2014 I was hired as an expert witness to conduct analysis and testify in in a high-pro“le, real estate case. This morning I looked back at the reports I compiled for the court. It struck me just how different the current Charlotte County boom is from the one that culminated in October 2005 when the bubble popped. The biggest difference is the extreme volatility of the single-family, vacant-lot market that occurred during the last boom. From 2000 to 2005, the median sales price of vacant lots soared 1,000 percent! And then came the crash. In Feb 2006, the median sales price (half sold for more; half less) of these vacant lots was $55,000. By Dec 2006, just 10 months later, the median sales price had plummeted 56 percent to $23,950. By Dec 2010, the median price hit a new bottom of $5,000, representing a 91 percent drop from the high. The current boom in new construction and home appreciation started when we bounced off the bottom of 2011. During the “rst quarter of 2011, the median sales price of vacant lots was $7,500. Fast forward to the “rst quarter of 2018. The median sales price was $10,500. That 40 percent gain over 7 years lacks any semblance of the volatility we saw during the last boom. Why were vacant lot prices so volatile during the last boom, but not this one? Its because the previous boom market was saturated with speculators that included builders and Mom and Pops like you and me. During the last boom, I developed a friendship with a couple who were also prominent builders. Our conversations were brief, as they were sandwiched between our kick-boxing and aerobic routines. I remember how energized they became the day they told me about the large inventory of vacant lots they were accumulating. They were doing what a lot of builders did back then; stockpiling vacant lots on short-term speculation. Vacant lots were appreciating sharply in just a few months. Builders could ”ip a vacant lot bundled with their new construction providing convenience to their customers while bee“ng up their pro“ts. Speculation was also rampant among the public. Flipping vacant lots was very lucrative and a popular point of conversation at gatherings. And of course, hearing repeated stories about the easy money creates a herd mentality punctuated with an urgency to jump aboard the train before its gone. When the bubble burst, it took nearly 6 years for home prices to fall to their eventual bottom. But the drop in vacant lot prices was brutal. As noted above in paragraph 3, vacant lots lost 56 percent of their value in just 10 months. The number of buyers for vacant lots dropped precipitously. Thousands and thousands of vacant lot owners with high-hopes suddenly found themselves upside-down in a market with few buyers. Many well-established builders went dormant or closed shop. Those most vulnerable were the ones who had accumulated the largest inventories of vacant lots for speculation. On the Cape Haze Peninsula, banks foreclosed on one builder who owed millions of dollars for lots he could not sell. In summary, the greatest difference between this boom and the last one is that we are seeing very few vacant-lot speculators this time around. Would-be speculators still have a clear memory of how the last speculative bubble ended. So thankfully, this bit of history is not repeating itself. Extrapolating this to a wider context, I wonder if theres been any market that bene“tted long-term from an infusion of short-term speculators? Bit-coin for your thoughts. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@BrettSlattery.com, or www.BrettSlattery. com.This boom is different BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 3696 Tonkin Drive, North Port 614 Pond Willow Lane, Venice 40990 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda 3696 Tonkin Drive, North Port, FL 34287 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2005 List Price: $485,900 LP/SqFt: $204.00 Garage/Carport: 2-Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2.1 Sq Ft Heated: 2,379 Total Acreage: .34 Pool: Private Pool Location: North Port-Freshwater Canal Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Lois Kozak, 941-468-2973, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty 614 Pond Willow Lane, Venice, FL 34292 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2001 List Price: $419,995 LP/SqFt: $208.00 Garage/Carport: 2-Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2.1 Sq Ft Heated: 2020 Total Acreage: .17 Pool: Private Pool Location: Sawgrass Lake Front Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Marian Metz 941-726-2799, Pam Copeland 941-716-2644, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty 40990 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2014 List Price: $425,000 LP/SqFt: $262.00 Garage/Carport: Detached 4-Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,620 Total Acreage: 5.09 Pool: None Location: Punta Gorda Acreage With Two Ponds Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Bill Cary, The Cary Team 888-556-2279, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida RealtyOUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 DRUG FREE CHARLOTTE COUNTY RAISES $2 0,000SY MPHONY LEAVES THEM STANDING On Saturday morning, edgersŽ took to the top of the Suntrust building in Murdock Circle to raise money for Drug Free Charlotte County. As part of the Over the EdgeŽ program, participants rappelled from the roof of the bank while friends and family looked on from the base camp.Ž Seepage 10.Charlotte Symphony Orchestra ends its season with the audience on its feet in ovation. Seepage 11.

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Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 When responsible “rsttime homebuyers need help buying a home, the family bank sometimes can lend a hand. Younger homebuyers face a mountain of obstacles, including rising home prices and interest rates, too few homes for sale and unpaid college debt. Student debt is a major source of trouble. When the National Association of Realtors surveyed recent homebuyers who had problems saving up a down payment, 53 percent of those in the youngest group (37 and younger) blamed student loan debt for their dif“culty. Families appear to be pitching in to help, according to the results of that survey in the 2018 NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. Among homebuyers who made a down payment, 23 percent of those 37 and younger used a gift and 6 percent a loan from family or friends „ the highest proportion for either type of assistance among all age groups. Family assistance like this works best when the kids qualify for a mortgage on their own and parents make the purchase more affordable with, for example, a bigger down payment or a lower interest rate, says Jeremy Heckman, a certi“ed “nancial planner with Accredited Investors Wealth Management in Edina, Minnesota.First, the ground rulesTo create a businesslike distance for these transactions, Heckman suggests that parents: € Consider disclosing the assistance to all immediate family € Consider treating all siblings equally € Use contracts € Document gifts Formal agreements offer important bene“ts, says San Francisco real estate attorney Andy Sirkin. They de“ne obligations and minimize misunderstandings. And if parent lenders die or become incapacitated, all their heirs can view the transaction and its history.Ways to helpHere are three ways parents can help make it more affordable for new homebuyers to purchase a home: 1. Give money A gift of money is often best, Heckman says. Parents can write a check for any amount they choose. Thats it „ no contract or ongoing commitments. Or they can pay all or part of an expense such as mortgage closing costs. Providing down-payment assistance can help new borrowers avoid paying for private mortgage insurance, which helps keep their monthly payment low. How it works Strict rules dictate how cash gifts are used in a home purchase, and they vary by mortgage type, lender and lender offer, says Mark Case, a senior vice president at SunTrust Mortgage. Lenders like to see money gifts „ easily traceable checks, bank transfers or wire transfers „ in a borrowers bank account three or four months before applying for a mortgage, Case says. Givers and recipients may need to sign letters con“rming that the money isnt a loan. When it comes to taxes, anyone can give any other person a gift up to $15,000 in value (money or, say, stocks) in 2018 without “ling the gift-tax return IRS Form 709 So a parent with two children can give each of them „ and even the childrens partners „ up to $15,000 this year without having to complete Form 709. A tax professional can con“rm how the rules apply to individuals speci“c circumstances. 2. Finance the mortgage Parents with cash to invest can become the mortgage lender, offering extra-easy terms, like no closing costs or no down payment. Heckman says they can charge a higher rate of interest on their money than it earns in a savings or money market account and still offer kids a lower-than-market mortgage rate. I said, This could be a win-win for both of us,Ž says Jay Weil, an attorney in Wayne, New Jersey. He and his wife, Judy, have “nanced two mortgages for their son Matt and Matts wife, Allison. How it works Jay and Judy fully funded the younger couples “rst home, a Columbia, Maryland, townhouse. They decided to use a service that facilitates family loans. They worked with National Family Mortgage, which charges one-time setup fees of $725 to $2,100, depending on the loan size; provides all necessary forms and documents to meet state, local and IRS requirements; guides families through the settlement and “ling process; and connects borrowers with loan servicers. Then in 2017, the Weils lent the kids money again, for a $579,900 house in Laurel, Maryland. Matt and Allison got two loans. One was a primary mortgage from SunTrust Mortgage for $259,900, at 3.875 percent. His parents provided a second mortgage for $260,000 at 1.98 percent. They used money earned from the sale of their “rst home to make a down payment. Family lenders must charge at least the Applicable Federal Rate the minimum interest rate required to keep the assistance from being considered a gift. 3. Co-borrow Although riskier for parents, co-borrowing is another option. Mortgages with co-borrowers were nearly a quarter of all new-purchase mortgages in the third quarter of 2017, according to ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data company. Co-borrowing helps borrowers overcome a limited credit history or a too-high debt-to-income ratio, says Case, of SunTrust Mortgage. How it works Parents apply for the mortgage, too. They must meet the lenders credit requirements and sign loan papers with their kids at closing. Aside from the mortgage itself, a separate family contract can de“ne expectations and details such as who gets how much equity when the home sells and what happens in case problems arise, says Sirkin, the real estate attorney. For parents interested in being co-borrowers, there are some things to keep in mind: € Not all loans allow co-borrowers, so its good to con“rm the option when shopping for mortgages € Some lenders may call this step co-signing, which may have different parameters, but the outcome is the same: Parents and children are equally responsible for the loan and any missed mortgage payments € Parents credit could be affected, making it hard to “nance another big purchase later, even if children make payments on time With all the headwinds facing “rst-time homebuyers, family help sometimes makes all the difference.3 ways parents can help grown kids own a homeBy MARILYN LEWISNERDWALLET AP PHOTOThis undated photo provided by Nerdwallet shows from left, Allison, Abigail, Isabel and Matt Weil in front of a their new home in Laurel, Maryland. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 15 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 3 Real estate agents promote themselves with yard signs, online ads, direct-mail postcards and even sponsored public benches. So, cutting through the advertising hype and “nding the right agent can be tough. We dont have the information (about real estate agents) that we have about other service professionals,Ž says Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America. Still, there are ways to size up an agents record „ and potential. Check out these seven ways to “nd a great real estate agent, whether youre buying or selling a home.Talk with agents recent clientsAsk agents to provide a list of what theyve listed and sold in the past year, with contact information. With past clients, Id like to know what the asking price was and then what the sales price was,Ž says William Poorvu, adjunct professor emeritus at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decision-Making and Investment.Ž If youre selling, ask whether the previous properties were similar to yours in price, location and other key features, Poorvu says. You want someone who specializes in what youre selling. Another good question for sellers to ask: How long were the homes on the market?Check for license and disciplinary actionsThe states license and discipline real estate agents. Check with your states regulatory body to “nd out whether an agent youre considering is licensed and or has any disciplinary actions or complaints. That information may be posted online.Ask about professional awardsPeer-given awards count, says Ron Phipps, a past president of the National Association of Realtors. One that really means something is Realtor of the Year,Ž which is awarded by the state or local branch of the NAR. These agents are the best as judged by their peers,Ž Phipps says. Thats a huge endorsement.ŽSelect an agent with the right credentialsDoctors have specialties, and so do real estate agents, many of whom get additional training in particular areas. The alphabet soup after an agents name can indicate that the agent has taken classes in a certain area of real estate sales. Some of the designations include: € CRS (Certi“ed Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate. € ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative): Completed additional education in representing buyers in transactions. € SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range. If the agent calls herself a Realtor with a capital R, that means shes a member of the NAR. The most important thing you get (by hiring a Realtor) is an agent who formally pledges to support the code of ethics,Ž Phipps says.Find out how experienced an agent isA state licensing authority often can tell you how long an agent has been in business. Or, you can ask the agent directly. If they havent been in business “ve years, theyre learning on you and thats not good,Ž says Robert Irwin, author of Tips & Traps for Negotiating Real Estate.Ž Ultimately, what you want is someone who is actively engaged in a particular area and price range. Youll want an agent to demonstrate knowledge of the area and homes in your price range.Look at the agents current listingsCheck out an agents listings online, says Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America. Places to look include the real estate agencys website and sites such as Realtor.com, which offer a searchable online database of properties in the multiple listing service. Most buyers start their search online, and you want an agent who uses that tool effectively. A key thing is an attractive presentation on the web,Ž Brobeck says. Look at how closely the agents listings mirror the property you want to buy or sell. Are they in the same area? Is the price range similar? Does the agent have enough listings to indicate a healthy business, but not so many that youd be waiting days for him or her to return your call?Gauge the agents knowledge of the areaA good agent should know about other properties that are available in the area, Irwin says. Mention a house in your area that recently sold or is for sale. If the agent knows the property and can give you a few details, that means he or she really knows your area, he says. You want someone like that, whos on top of the market.Ž7 tips for picking a great real estate agentBy DANA DRATCHBANKRATE.COM SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOThere are ways to size up an agents record „ and potential. Q: My neighbors large, seemingly dead tree overhangs my screenedin pool and has long made me nervous. I have repeatedly asked her to remove it. She always ignored or rejected my requests. During a hurricane, the tree “nally came down, like I knew it would, and damaged my pool cage and house. The damage, while expensive, was less than my insurance deductible. Can I get my neighbor to pay for the damage? „ Melody A: The rules regarding neighbors trees that overhang or intrude on your property are long settled and have been discussed in this space before: If a branch or root extends on your property, you may trim the tree back to the property line but may not kill or unnecessarily damage the tree. If you do not take the opportunity to do this, and your property is damaged as a result, you would bear the repair costs. The concept is, simply stated, that it is better to let you protect your own property in a reasonable way, then subject your neighbors to the burden „ and the public to the numerous lawsuits that would ensue if the rule were any different.Can I get my neighbor to pay for her trees damage to my house?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELDAMAGE | 4 adno=50532835

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Page 16 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 However, your situation was not typical since the tree may have been dead and you had repeatedly warned your neighbor of the problem it could cause. In determining whether you can seek reimbursement from your neighbor, the health of the fallen tree should be considered. If the tree was dead, and your neighbor knew it could cause a problem, she can be held responsible for the repairs in court. Generally speaking, when a neighbors living tree falls on your house, you need to make your own repairs. But if the tree is dead, then your neighbor is on the hook. 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, Florida. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.DAMAGEFROM PAGE 3It takes a village to raise a child, the old proverb says. Turns out it also takes one to help an adult age. In all corners of the United States, people who are growing older are turning to villages „ virtual villages, that is „ for support. Need a ride to the doctor? Someone to watch the cat while youre on vacation? The village can help. Social outings, meals, movies, and seminars? Depending on the virtual village, all of that can be available to members, as well. Born out of Bostons Beacon Hill neighborhood in 2002, virtual villages have rapidly spread across the country in recent years as another twist on the peer-to-peer economy. Now, with more than 200 villages in 45 states and Washington, D.C., plus 150 more villages in development, according to the national Village to Village network, virtual villages have become a forceful movement to help offset the social and “nancial housing challenges facing many aging residents. The idea is relatively simple: Seniors who choose to age in place,Ž meaning they remain in their homes as they grow older, can pay an annual fee to join a virtual village, if available in their area. From there, members can access numerous resources „ everything from ride services to social outings to educational information „ all of which are typically run by volunteers. The membership fee and services offered vary by village. Started as a grassroots movement by seniors themselves, these villages offer one solution to a senior housing dilemma arising across the country as demographics and housing preferences change. Americans are living longer, staying healthier, and want to reside longer in their homes. According to a study by the nonpro“t AARP, 90 percent of people who are 65 and older say they want to age in their own homes. Part of the reason for that age-in-place preference, senior housing advocates say, is a desire for familiarity, comfort, and greater “nancial freedom. One-third of adults 50 or older are considered cost-burdenedŽ because they pay 30 percent of their income on housing, and almost a quarter of homeowners in that demographic pay more than 50 percent for shelter, according to a 2014 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. As a result, “nding affordable 55-plus complexes, assisted-living facilities, or nursing homes can be a signi“cant challenge. Aging-in-place advocates say villages can “ll the gap. We try to do anything that a neighbor would do for somebody,Ž said Jane Eleey, 72, executive director of Penns Village, the virtual village in Philadelphias Center City area. But were not a home health-care agency; were not a social-service agency. Were a neighborhood organization of folks who want to remain in the community and want to be supportive of each other.ŽFor seniors looking to age at home, virtual villages offer supportBy CAITLIN MCCABETHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOSeniors who choose to age in place,Ž meaning they remain in their homes as they grow older, can pay an annual fee to join a virtual village, if available in their area. SP17509WantToGet ?ItsEasyƒJust SHOP adno=720550 FREE TIRE ROTATION & 21PT INSPECTION $50 OFFAny Repair or Maintenance Service of $250 or MoreMost American Cars. With Coupon. Extra Charge for Trucks/Vans & SUV's. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 MIAMI „ Bye-bye, Beverly Hills. Step aside, Silicon Valley. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the richest ZIP Code in the U.S. is 33109 „ aka the super-exclusive enclave of Fisher Island, Florida „ where the average income in 2015 was $2.5 million. This is not a typo. Second on the Bloomberg list was 94027, or Atherton, CA, a Silicon Valley neighborhood whose residents earned a comparatively measly average annual income of $1.5 million. The Palm Beach ZIP Code 33480, home to President Donald Trumps weekend retreat Mar-a-Lago, took third place with $1.25 million. One other Florida ZIP Code, 34102 in Naples, came in 15th place with an average annual income of $695,000. The study was compiled using Internal Revenue Service data from ZIP codes with more than 200 tax returns and 500 residential households. More than half of all the tax returns “led in Fisher Island reported an income of at least $200,000. If youre wondering why youve never driven through or near Fisher Island even though you live in Miami-Dade, thats because you cant set foot on the 216-acre island unless you have a place there (or know someone who does). Also, the island is only accessible by water taxi or ferry. According to the luxury real estate “rm The Jills, some of the celebrities who keep a home on Fisher Island have included Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Andre Agassi, Canadian businessman (and frequent Shark TankŽ guest) Robert Herjavec and Russian billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch.Wealthiest ZIP Code in the US located in South FloridaBy RENE RODRIGUEZMIAMI HERALD TNS PHOTOAerial view of Fisher Island and Miami Beach on March 3, 2016. Most house purchasers look at many houses before they make a decision, weighing multiple features of one against the other. In contrast, the decision about which of numerous mortgage options to select often is made hastily with little thought. Yet borrowers have to live with their mortgage inde“nitely, often for as long as they have the house. This article will provide some general observations about the options available in 2018, and indicate how individual borrowers can “nd the option that is best for them.Options in 2018In one respect, the problem is a little simpler in 2018 than it was before the “nancial crisis because the riskiest options and loan types are no longer available. These include interest-only and negative-amortization options, the 40-year term and adjustable-rate mortgages with initial interest rates that hold for very short periods. Some of these options may be available in the subprime market or on jumbo loans, which are those too large for purchase by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Nonetheless, the U.S. remains an outlier in its wide range of options offered borrowers. These include fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) with terms of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years, and 30-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) with initial rate periods of 5, 7 and 10 years. Most of these options are available on both FHA loans, which are insured by the government, and conventional loans eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.General decision ruleHow should borrowers choose from among these options? They should select the type of mortgage that results in the lowest total cost over the entire period they have the mortgage, subject to the conditions that the initial payment is affordable and that the risk of future payment increases is tolerable. While few borrowers know exactly how long they will have their mortgage, an estimate of the cost based on their best guess of their tenure is far better than basing the decision on the interest rate or the initial monthly payment, which can easily lead a borrower astray.The total cost of a mortgageTotal cost is the future value of all upfront charges, monthly payments of interest, principal and mortgage insurance, and lost interest on those charges, less tax savings at the borrowers tax rate, and less reduction in the loan balance. Calculating this number manually is tedious, but a calculator on my website makes it easy.Selections based on time horizonI recently used my cost calculator to see if I could develop some broad selection guidelines on which borrowers could depend. The “rst issue I looked at was how the best mortgage type varied with the borrowers time horizon. 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Page 18 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7251602 Sold 2525 STARLITE LN 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1162 $68,000 $61,740 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 35. 61 C7245498 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #N208 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 689 $68,900 $64,000 1 1 0 1984 Condominium Cash 4/9/2018 92 .89 U7847043 Sold 21320 BRINSON AVE #116 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $69,900 $69,900 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Cash 4/9/2018 76.06 C7247799 Sold 4158 TAMIAMI TRL #E3 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 957 $77,500 $73,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Cash 4/9/2018 76.28 C7246566 Sold 24540 HARBORVIEW RD #A1 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 937 $79,900 $73,500 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 78.44 D5923430 Sold 5 QUAILS RUN BLVD #5 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 $82,500 $82,500 1 1 1 1978 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 111.79 C7249414 Sold 4020 SUBURBAN LN 34287 NORTH PORT 922 $95,000 $95,000 3 1 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 62.79 C7247632 Sold 8522 DOROTHY AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 775 $95,000 $85,000 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 69.27 D5923071 Sold 25225 RAMPART BLVD #1303 33983 PUNTA GORDA 886 $99,900 $93,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 104.97 C7249265 Sold 2701 CAMELLIA TER 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1240 $99,900 $99,000 2 2 0 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 65.82 C7247631 Sold 19599 CAROB CT 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 831 $115,000 $117,000 2 1 1 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2 018 83.27 C7246841 Sold 20024 CHALKLEAF CT 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 852 $116,900 $118,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Assumed 4/6/20 18 94.32 C7244938 Sold 2081 WILLOW HAMMOCK CIR #203 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $118,000 $115,000 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 4/6/20 18 115.46 C7244573 Sold 165 MANDALAY RD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1092 $119,000 $92,280 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 74.9 C7244949 Sold 5661 ESPANOLA AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1328 $124,300 $115,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2 018 57.99 C7250087 Sold 2552 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1496 $124,900 $124,900 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 6/2018 70.49 C7249806 Sold 22204 MONTROSE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1240 $124,900 $128,000 3 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence FHA 4/10/2018 69.95 D5921043 Sold 6800 PLACIDA RD #144 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1092 $125,000 $127,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium VA 4/6/2018 116.3 C7246605 Sold 175 KINGS HWY #A1 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1228 $129,500 $121,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 98.53 C7247853 Sold 2034 LAKE VIEW BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1072 $129,900 $131,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence FHA 4/11/201 8 85.4 C7250415 Sold 18830 ACKERMAN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1050 $134,500 $134,500 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 101.66 C7249917 Sold 3310 PAN AMERICAN BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 911 $134,900 $135,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 4/5/2018 9 3.62 C7246684 Sold 208 SAN MARINO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 864 $134,900 $130,000 2 1 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 89.9 C7245721 Sold 21491 GLADIS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1098 $134,900 $134,900 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Residence VA 4/11/2018 91 .03 D5920781 Sold 6800 PLACIDA RD #274 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1092 $138,000 $134,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 122.71 A4205613 Sold 4651 ITALY AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1026 $140,000 $144,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 107.62 C7248381 Sold 5350 SYLVANIA AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 958 $148,500 $148,500 2 1 0 1991 Single Family Residence VA 4/5/2018 112.59 T2930193 Sold 17136 OHARA DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1232 $149,000 $147,500 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 92.7 1 C7250500 Sold 3256 WHITE IBIS CT #25 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1138 $149,500 $149,500 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 4/9/2018 131.37 N5916265 Sold 8473 TRIONFO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1067 $149,900 $147,500 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence FHA 4/11/2018 91.16 D5920363 Sold 19305 WATER OAK DR #202 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1168 $149,900 $142,000 2 2 0 2001 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 121.58 D5913883 Sold 0 LADY SLIPPER AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1170 $149,900 $149,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 101. 9 N5916598 Sold 2898 YUMA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1236 $153,000 $148,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 77.45 C7249363 Sold 806 SILVER SPRINGS TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1108 $155,000 $158,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 4/ 6/2018 77.49 D5922169 Sold 6262 BLACKBERRY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1023 $157,000 $157,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence FHA 4/11/2018 124. 31 C7243427 Sold 22106 SEATON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1513 $158,990 $158,760 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 10/2018 104.93 N5916030 Sold 8745 SAN PABLO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1364 $160,000 $158,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 4/5/2018 80.2 4 C7245222 Sold 1080 BROADVIEW ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1532 $163,900 $165,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence VA 4/10/2018 6 5.71 C7249543 Sold 3276 PORT CHARLOTTE BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1478 $164,900 $165,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Convent ional 4/6/2018 74.46 C7248989 Sold 22506 WESTCHESTER BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1323 $164,900 $156,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/ 2018 75.4 C7240862 Sold 3284 ELKCAM BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1506 $164,900 $168,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 5/2018 90.18 C7249979 Sold 7325 KENWOOD DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1164 $165,000 $155,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/10/20 18 88.17 D5924140 Sold 2011 FORKED CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1031 $165,500 $165,500 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9 /2018 100.49 D5922141 Sold 22313 YONKERS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1382 $169,900 $165,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Other 4/10/201 8 78.65 C7249866 Sold 92 HARBOR BLVD 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2054 $174,900 $177,000 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/ 2018 85.26 C7249643 Sold 1033 FLEETWOOD DR NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2081 $174,999 $205,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Other 4/6/2 018 66.34 C7249332 Sold 1066 HUNTINGTON ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1455 $178,000 $176,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/10 /2018 83.93 T2925497 Sold 182 CASTILE CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1858 $179,010 $179,010 4 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 C7250597 Sold 2001 BAL HARBOR BLVD #2201 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1351 $179,900 $179,900 2 2 0 2011 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 133.16 C7250545 Sold 17091 CANARY LN 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1598 $179,900 $213,173 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 98 .87 T2934312 Sold 4708 SABRINA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1680 $179,900 $171,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 69.72 C7250095 Sold 3261 EVERETT TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1381 $179,900 $180,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 4/11/2018 88.1 9 C7249698 Sold 2333 MINCEY TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1285 $179,900 $175,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/201 8 91 C7249661 Sold 30250 ELM RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1150 $179,900 $169,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 103.68 D5922332 Sold 4869 AGEMAN AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1187 $179,900 $176,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 98.27 C7249670 Sold 3256 WHITE IBIS CT #15A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1138 $180,000 $172,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 4/11/2018 151.14 C7246326 Sold 2773 W PRICE BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1428 $180,000 $180,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 86.33 C7242573 Sold 22536 TENNYSON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1803 $184,990 $184,990 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/10/2018 C7249028 Sold 3757 BOBKO CIR 34291 NORTH PORT 1241 $189,900 $193,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 99.9 C7248267 Sold 2601 W MARION AVE #43A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1168 $189,900 $181,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Conventional 4/5/2018 15 4.97 A4198414 Sold 9515 BREWTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $192,900 $199,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 C7245548 Sold 1721 PICCADILLY CIR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1542 $194,900 $192,500 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 85.86 C7250836 Sold 3484 NEMO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1612 $195,000 $191,500 4 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 103.96 C7231277 Sold 3265 SUGARLOAF KEY RD #44A 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1516 $198,000 $180,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 C7249731 Sold 3823 CAESAR RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1464 $199,000 $199,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Assumed 4/5/2018 84.9 3 C7245159 Sold 7112 SPINNAKER BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1880 $199,900 $186,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence FHA 4/11/2018 67. 12 N5914622 Sold 616 FOXWOOD BLVD #250 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1503 $199,900 $176,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 81.33 A4192399 Sold 463 RIO VISTA AVE 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2869 $205,000 $190,000 3 3 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/7/ 2018 41.19 A4210949 Sold 1233 JEFFERSON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1867 $208,000 $208,000 3 2 1 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/20 18 76.39 C7246205 Sold 27134 PARATINS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1687 $209,900 $209,900 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/ 2018 83.56 D5922795 Sold 2839 PASCAL AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1425 $212,500 $212,500 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/201 8 104.37 A4209861 Sold 12145 GENOA ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1708 $219,500 $185,000 3 2 1 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 4/10/2018 65.14 C7249281 Sold 1489 KENSINGTON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1700 $220,000 $208,000 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 80.25 C7245230 Sold 7230 ALLAMANDA LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1669 $225,000 $209,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/ 2018 78.28 C7244190 Sold 16352 CHICOPEE AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2254 $225,000 $210,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 C7249286 Sold 2770 TRIANNA ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1962 $229,900 $216,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 78.92 C7248759 Sold 1650 BLUE LAKE CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1924 $229,900 $228,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6 /2018 80.59 N5916054 Sold 23274 BILLINGS AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1689 $229,900 $229,900 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 95.99 C7248107 Sold 2599 JAYLENE RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1372 $229,900 $217,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/201 8 107.43 C7247615 Sold 26363 STILLWATER CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1397 $229,900 $220,000 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 99.1 D5921521 Sold 10113 LONG BEACH ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2101 $229,900 $220,000 4 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 4/11/20 18 81.24 C7242412 Sold 155 PURUS ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1759 $229,900 $219,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 89.68 D5922695 Sold 1726 WENDOVER ST 34286 NORTH PORT 2046 $232,000 $230,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Assumed 4/6/2018 78 .44 C7248049 Sold 23429 ROCKET AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2026 $235,000 $230,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 5/2018 79.5 C7243165 Sold 19326 EDGEWATER DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2282 $235,000 $225,000 4 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 74.06 C7248705 Sold 1783 NUREMBERG BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2035 $235,900 $225,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 5/2018 77.16 C7247651 Sold 3191 MATECUMBE KEY RD #505 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1215 $237,900 $232,000 2 2 0 2003 Condominium Cash 4/10/2018 169.9 6 O5552487 Sold 5461 TROPICAIRE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 2529 $238,500 $234,150 4 3 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/ 5/2018 60.71 N5916191 Sold 1251 KEESLER ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1588 $239,000 $239,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence VA 4/9/2018 96.1 8 A4212392 Sold 8333 ATMORE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1700 $239,900 $233,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 4/10/2018 107.9 2 D5923423 Sold 5442 E HILLSBOROUGH BLVD 34288 NORTH PORT 1966 $239,900 $239,900 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 4/5/2018 89.41 C7249656 Sold 25149 DERRINGER RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2010 $239,900 $238,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 4/10/2018 85 .86 D5923001 Sold 660 GILLESPIE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1850 $240,000 $242,500 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/10/20 18 86.08 C7248913 Sold 2590 ROLLING RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2199 $240,000 $235,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/201 8 75.59 C7242780 Sold 224 RIVIERA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1597 $240,000 $230,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/10/20 18 97.01 C7248082 Sold 1640 BRITANNIA BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1680 $249,000 $246,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 4/10/20 18 104.19 A4209233 Sold 2891 WHISPERING PINE LN 34287 NORTH PORT 1671 $249,900 $235,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/2018 89.12 A4209820 Sold 1596 DORCHESTER ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2135 $254,900 $255,000 4 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 92.59 C7247008 Sold 3640 BAL HARBOR BLVD #214 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1405 $255,000 $238,000 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 169.4 N5915071 Sold 525 TABEBUIA TREE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1898 $255,000 $250,000 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Residence VA 4/10/2018 93.7 C7244188 Sold 331 BARCELONA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1929 $257,500 $250,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/11/ 2018 87.6 C7243976 Sold 1505 KIRKWOOD ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2214 $258,000 $245,000 3 3 0 1997 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 86.12 C7246575 Sold 18313 WOLBRETTE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1670 $265,000 $261,000 3 2 1 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/201 8 107.05 C7243262 Sold 74 SEASONS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2557 $267,950 $261,950 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 N5916836 Sold 911 BAY VISTA BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD, FL 34223 1450 $269,000 $269,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 4/ 5/2018 131.86 C7244593 Sold 26477 FEATHERSOUND DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1944 $269,000 $264,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/2018 97.96 C7245270 Sold 25185 ROSAMOND CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2111 $269,500 $265,900 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/ 2018 94.46 A4208260 Sold 4220 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1681 $269,900 $268,900 3 2 1 1973 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 9 3.34 D5915557 Sold 2950 N BEACH RD #A132 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1088 $269,900 $265,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 4/11/2018 243.57 D5921582 Sold 1950 OREGON TRL #1A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1500 $274,000 $253,000 3 2 0 2003 Condominium Conventional 4/9/2018 168.67 C7249992 Sold 2144 TAIWAN CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1930 $274,900 $267,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 98.56 D5922867 Sold 4298 LACOCO ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1903 $274,900 $264,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/11/201 8 95.62 C7247107 Sold 44 MCCABE ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2389 $274,900 $269,000 4 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/20 18 81.17 C7249399 Sold 3340 WOOD THRUSH DR #222 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1597 $279,900 $262,500 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Conventional 4/9/2018 164.37 D5921483 Sold 19 CLINTWOOD AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1869 $279,900 $275,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/11/20 18 108.87 D5924054 Sold 584 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2060 $284,000 $284,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 103.27 C7234399 Sold 900 E MARION AVE #1404 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1647 $284,000 $280,000 3 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 4/5/2018 17 0.01 D5924057 Sold 259 TALQUIN CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2060 $284,500 $284,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 103.45 G4853115 Sold 1550 AIRY CT 34288 NORTH PORT 2092 $284,900 $270,000 4 2 1 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 94.08 C7247125 Sold 24531 SUNRISE DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2051 $289,900 $265,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 4/11/2018 90.54 C7245140 Sold 1385 VERMOUTH LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2240 $294,000 $283,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence VA 4/10/2018 84.81 C7249773 Sold 1668 GORHAM ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2054 $299,900 $285,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence FHA 4/9/2018 103.52 C7249522 Sold 317 CLUSIA ROSEA 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2211 $299,900 $300,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2 018 101.66 C7247987 Sold 130 BREAKERS CT #213 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1544 $309,900 $299,500 2 2 0 1995 Condominium Cash 4/10/2018 193.98 A4201303 Sold 2208 CASSINO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1448 $309,900 $270,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 117.6 N5915575 Sold 5850 S CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 2108 $319,900 $313,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Residence Cash 4/10/2018 103.95 D5922782 Sold 15591 HAVANA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1780 $329,900 $329,900 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence VA 4/5/2018 123 .05 C7248509 Sold 17755 COURTSIDE LANDINGS CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1503 $329,900 $325,000 2 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conven tional 4/11/2018 101.4 D5920648 Sold 8384 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2123 $335,000 $315,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 110.14 D5922461 Sold 2700 N BEACH RD #A-204 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1293 $339,900 $320,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 4/9/2018 225.51 C7248845 Sold 2101 VIA VENICE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1652 $340,000 $330,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9/20 18 124.58 C7246569 Sold 391 VIA ESPLANADE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1884 $344,000 $324,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Seller Financing 4/9/2018 115.3 C7243220 Sold 2521 W MARION AVE #812 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2006 $349,000 $315,000 3 2 1 1990 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 157.03 C7249142 Sold 331 VICEROY TER 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2562 $349,900 $339,500 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/9 /2018 102.79 C7233322 Sold 222 LEWIS CIR #131 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2021 $349,900 $341,500 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 168.98 C7251463 Sold 139 SEVILLE PL SW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 3285 $360,000 $360,000 4 4 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 72.1 N5912942 Sold 1720 GALE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2466 $367,900 $345,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 102.86 C7249449 Sold 534 SPRING LAKE BLVD NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2014 $369,900 $355,000 3 2 1 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9 /2018 123.65 A4208697 Sold 2254 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2050 $374,500 $370,000 3 2 0 2004 Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 4/9/2018 137.04 AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 19 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED U7835844 Sold 215 ROCKWOOD WAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2496 $379,900 $355,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 92.81 C7251417 Sold 5626 RUTHERFORD CT 34287 NORTH PORT 2542 $385,000 $385,000 3 2 1 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 104 .56 D5923404 Sold 14359 SILVER LAKES CIR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2174 $385,000 $370,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 4/10 /2018 116.57 C7248252 Sold 2300 VIA ESPLANADE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1983 $399,000 $380,000 3 3 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 13 3.71 A4206520 Sold 2980 N BEACH RD #C3-1 34223 ENGLEWOOD 925 $399,000 $389,000 2 2 0 1968 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 420.54 C7246963 Sold 103 SEVILLE PL SW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2139 $399,900 $370,000 3 3 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 106.66 D5919818 Sold 3022 BANYAN WAY 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2284 $399,900 $380,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence VA 4/6/2018 105.58 D5923439 Sold 1464 DEER CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1838 $419,900 $385,000 3 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 119. 23 C7246474 Sold 24337 TREASURE ISLAND BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2150 $429,500 $415,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 4/5/2018 C7248484 Sold 117 SINCLAIR ST SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2168 $439,900 $425,000 3 2 1 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 4/11/201 8 145.6 C7247393 Sold 113 PECKHAM ST SW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2076 $439,900 $430,000 3 2 1 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 4 /6/2018 141.26 C7248401 Sold 4096 GINGOLD ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2573 $460,000 $454,500 3 2 1 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 13 0.42 C7249544 Sold 420 NORMA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2101 $479,000 $470,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 150.54 C7249075 Sold 1217 BOBWHITE CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2037 $488,000 $488,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 4/9/2018 178. 04 C7248802 Sold 1052 HARBOUR WOOD DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 3205 $499,000 $485,000 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4 /6/2018 105.43 D5922737 Sold 15632 ALDAMA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2476 $499,900 $495,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 4/11/2018 134.95 D5922850 Sold 15722 AQUA CIRCLE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2110 $514,900 $509,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 4 /5/2018 D5922862 Sold 14942 WICHITA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3306 $679,000 $650,000 4 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 1 46.03 ENGLEWOOD 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 D5923430 SLD 5 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#5 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 QUAILS RUN I $82,500 1 1 1 1978 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 N5914139 SLD 3332 GOLDFINCH TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,404 SANDALHAVEN ESTATES $86,500 2 2 0 1987 Mobile Home Cash 4/3/2018 D5923471 SLD 2810 KISKADEE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 720 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $109,900 2 1 0 1973 Mobile Home Cash 4/6/2018 D5920460 SLD 2022 WINCHESTER AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,382 AILLON $104,000 3 2 0 1976 Mobile Home Cash 4/5/2018 D5922490 SLD 1531 PLACIDA RD Unit#5-203 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,056 PALM MANOR $110,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 4/2/2018 D5922623 SLD 1368 KISKADEE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,056 HOL MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $110,000 2 2 0 1981 Mobile Home Cash 4/2/2018 O5555445 SLD 13537 DARNELL AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 830 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $124,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Co nventional 4/3/2018 D5922179 SLD 6276 FALCON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,326 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 02 $120,900 2 2 0 1989 Mobile Home Conventional 4/5/2018 D5921043 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#144 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN 02 PH 02 BLDG 01 $127,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium V A 4/6/2018 A4215275 SLD 13100 S MCCALL RD Unit#114 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 930 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 95 02 $129,000 2 2 0 1984 Villa Cash 4/3/ 2018 C7250164 SLD 550 DENBURN CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,166 SMITHFIELD SUB $100,000 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 4/4/2018 D5920820 SLD 25 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#6 34223 ENGLEWOOD 921 QUAILS RUN I $124,500 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Cash 4/2/2018 D5920781 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#274 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN CONDO II PH IV $134,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cas h 4/6/2018 D5923449 SLD 11105 PENDLETON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,050 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $129,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cas h 4/4/2018 D5920378 SLD 882 CASCADE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,352 TANGERINE WOODS $147,900 2 2 0 1988 Mobile Home Cash 4/2/2018 D5922777 SLD 1483 SANDERLING DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,176 HOL MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $149,500 2 2 0 2001 Mobile Home Conventional 4/ 2/2018 D5922701 SLD 613 APPLE LN Unit#0 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,243 FOXWOOD $168,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 4/2/2018 N5916380 SLD 9 HACIENDA DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 ALAMEDA ISLES $173,000 2 2 0 1976 Mobile Home Cash 4/4/2018 C7244202 SLD 4 OAKLAND HILLS CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,670 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $179,000 4 3 0 1971 Single Family Residen ce FHA 4/5/2018 C7239926 SLD 15 GOLFVIEW PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,572 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $188,000 4 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence C onventional 4/5/2018 A4209295 SLD 40 HILLCREST DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,008 RIVERSIDE $170,000 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/201 8 D5922366 SLD 23 CADDY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,670 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $183,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 A4198414 SLD 9515 BREWTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 $199,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 4 /6/2018 D5921062 SLD 1605 OVERBROOK RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,589 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $185,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2 018 A4206433 SLD 12376 BIRTLE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 N5914622 SLD 616 FOXWOOD BLVD Unit#250 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,503 FOXWOOD $176,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 N5917252 SLD 1120 LORD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,373 BAY VISTA BLVD $234,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 D5922522 SLD 5440 ANDERSON RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,837 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 052 $248,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence C onventional 4/2/2018 D5923188 SLD 1737 FESSLER ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,212 MANASOTA GARDENS $250,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/2/2018 C7243972 SLD 295 BROADMOOR LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,150 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $249,000 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 4/2/2018 D5922661 SLD 40 SPORTSMAN CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,266 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $259,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conv entional 4/5/2018 D5917799 SLD 2700 N BEACH RD Unit#E206 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,293 PELICAN LNDG REV $240,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 4/2/2018 D5922299 SLD 9438 IMPALA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,413 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $255,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Co nventional 4/4/2018 N5916836 SLD 911 BAY VISTA BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,450 BAY VISTA BLVD $269,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/201 8 D5918326 SLD 25 LEEWARD DR 33946 CAPE HAZE 1,829 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $267,500 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 D5924054 SLD 584 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST SUBDIVISION $284,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4 /6/2018 D5924057 SLD 259 TALQUIN CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST SUBDIVISION $284,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4/ 6/2018 D5920165 SLD 14903 WICHITA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,998 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $280,000 4 2 1 2008 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/4/2018 D5922691 SLD 7000 S LAKE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,194 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 PRCL C-2 $300,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cas h 4/4/2018 D5922782 SLD 15591 HAVANA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,780 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $329,900 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence V A 4/5/2018 D5920648 SLD 8384 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,123 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $315,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2 018 D5923395 SLD 1192 BROWN ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,528 WATER HAVEN $330,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 D5919477 SLD 9262 ROSEBUD CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,690 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $354,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence C onventional 4/2/2018 N5912942 SLD 1720 GALE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,466 MANASOTA GARDENS $345,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 D5922503 SLD 1451 BEACH RD Unit#204 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,242 SANDPIPER KEY $365,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 4/2/2018 U7835844 SLD 215 ROCKWOOD WAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,496 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $355,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/ 2018 C7233186 SLD 14526 MAYSVILLE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,469 SOUTH GULF COVE $340,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 4/2/2018 D5923010 SLD 1701 BEACH RD Unit#202 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,172 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 07 $365,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 A4206520 SLD 2980 N BEACH RD Unit#C3-1 34223 ENGLEWOOD 925 ADMIRALS POINT CONDO $389,000 2 2 0 1968 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 D5920019 SLD 1129 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,152 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $445,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence C ash 4/2/2018 A4202945 SLD 2362 PAPPAS TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,171 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 060 $415,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Ca sh 4/4/2018 D5922850 SLD 15722 AQUA CIRCLE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,110 SOUTH GULF COVE $509,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Convent ional 4/5/2018 C7246532 SLD 13766 BEGONIA CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,100 PORT CHARLOTTE SUB SEC 78 $516,250 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 4/2/2018 D5919655 SLD 7548 PALM ISLAND DR S #1724 33946 PLACIDA 1,568 PALM ISLAND VILLAGE BLDG 07 $512,500 3 3 0 1984 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 N5913389 SLD 3 CAYMAN ISLES BLVD N 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,128 BOCA ROYALE COUNTRY CLUB $555,000 3 3 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 4/4/2018 D5922862 SLD 14942 WICHITA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3,306 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 81 $650,000 4 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Ca sh 4/6/2018 D5924040 SLD 110 N GULF BLVD 33946 PLACIDA 3,680 PALM ISLAND ESTATES UN 1 $925,000 4 3 0 2000 Single Family Residence Other 4 /6/2018 D5922214 SLD 24 SEAWATCH DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 2,511 SEAWATCH BOCA GRANDE $1,978,000 3 3 1 1990 Villa Other 4/4/2018 D5922674 SLD 2919 SHORE LN 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,793 ACREAGE & UNREC $7,850,000 4 3 0 1975 Single Family Residence Other 4/6/20 18 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 RatioN5917261 Sold 2191 GENTIAN RD South Venice $98,000 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 112 1 A4208833 Sold 366 PINE RUN DR #366 Pine Run $122,000 1 1 0 1973 Condominium Conventional 4/2/2018 208.19 1 N5915964 Sold 1211 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #23 Fairways Of Capri $149,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 143.13 0.97705 U7847709 Sold 752 WHITE PINE TREE RD #206 Bird Bay Village $150,000 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Conventional 4/4/2018 168.92 0.96 837 N5916758 Sold 709 BIRD BAY CIR #117 Bird Bay Village $150,000 2 2 0 1978 Condominium Cash 4/4/2018 154.32 0.90909 N5915242 Sold 2540 MOHEGAN RD South Venice $162,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence VA 4/3/2018 165.31 0.99692 N5915855 Sold 450 CERROMAR RD #281 Farmington Vistas $165,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 140.66 0.97116 N5916457 Sold 2212 WOODMERE RD Venice Groves $165,000 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 151.79 0.95376 A4210519 Sold 756 WHITE PINE TREE RD #101 Bird Bay $168,500 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 158.66 0.96839 N5916303 Sold 408 CERROMAR CIR S #133 Westchester Grdn & Plan $169,900 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 167.22 1 N5916705 Sold 210 SILVER LAKE DR #202 Gardens At Waterside Village $170,000 2 2 0 1998 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 160.38 0.974 21 T2931488 Sold 455 DUKE RD South Venice $172,500 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 147.56 0.98628 N5917104 Sold 180 COWRY RD South Venice $175,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 129.44 0.97276 N5916196 Sold 416 CERROMAR CT #253 Westchester Grdn & Plan $179,900 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 135.16 1 N5916055 Sold 970 BIRD BAY WAY #248 Bird Bay Village $180,000 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Conventional 4/3/2018 174.59 0.94737 N5915535 Sold 442 SUNSET LAKE BLVD #202 Waterside Village $181,500 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Conventional 4/4/2018 133.65 0.981 61 N5915665 Sold 218 PARKVIEW DR Venice East $182,560 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 132.39 0.9267 N5916150 Sold 515 BELLAIRE DR Venice East $184,900 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 165.24 1 N5915604 Sold 256 GLEN OAK RD Venice Gardens $185,000 4 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 4/2/2018 110.65 0.9742 N5916394 Sold 972 BIRD BAY WAY #249 Bird Bay Village $185,000 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 131.95 0.96354 C7243319 Sold 875 ACADIA RD South Venice $190,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 168.89 0.95005 A4211526 Sold 117 WOODLAND PL #117 Pine Run $191,000 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 144.15 0.96954 N5916199 Sold 416 CERROMAR CT #255 Westchester Grdn & Plan $196,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 176.58 0.98049 A4188467 Sold 306 PINE RUN DR #306 Pine Run $198,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 4/2/2018 161.76 0.91371 N5916071 Sold 244 SAINT AUGUSTINE AVE #503 Venice Costa Brava $202,000 2 2 0 1974 Condominium Cash 4/4/2018 224.44 0.96236 N5916962 Sold 903 ADDINGTON CT #102 West Lake Gardens $202,900 2 2 0 2001 Condominium Cash 4/4/2018 158.52 1.01501 N5916141 Sold 930 HORIZON RD South Venice $208,500 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence VA 4/6/2018 157 0.98349 N5916204 Sold 1039 WEXFORD BLVD #1039 Tenth Fairway $210,000 3 2 0 1990 Condominium Cash 4/6/2018 157.89 0.97674 N5912784 Sold 333 MELROSE CT Venice Golf & Country Club $210,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 132.33 0.8 4677 A4209375 Sold 1255 JAMAICA RD South Venice $215,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 4/2/2018 146.26 1.02871 N5916533 Sold 439 APPIAN WAY Venice East $215,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 118.92 1 N5916093 Sold 904 ADDINGTON CT #204 West Lake Gardens $219,000 3 2 0 2001 Condominium Cash 4/4/2018 133.86 0.95633 A4212186 Sold 494 CATALINA ISLES CIR Isles Of Chestnut Creek $221,900 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 168.7 5 1 N5916075 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #406 Venice Ave Condominium $230,000 2 2 0 1969 Condominium Conventional 4/6/2018 238.34 0.92 037 N5915896 Sold 750 SUGARWOOD WAY Chestnut Creek Lakes $236,900 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 4/6/2018 141.35 0.99121 D5919516 Sold 908 VILLAS DR #21 Venice Villas $239,000 1 1 0 1950 Condominium Cash 4/5/2018 444.24 0.91958 A4203875 Sold 208 BASS LN Sorrento East $245,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence VA 4/5/2018 181.35 0.98 N5914396 Sold 4374 SPICETREE ST Southwood $252,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 157.11 0.97712 A4208774 Sold 1317 FIR AVE East Gate $254,000 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 149.06 0.95885 N5916647 Sold 2771 SIESTA DR South Venice $260,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/5/2018 151.87 0.9289 A4207068 Sold 500 CASAS BONITAS DR Casas Bonitas $262,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 172.82 0.97579 A4201799 Sold 472 RUBENS DR E Sorrento East $262,500 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/2/2018 158.99 0.97584 A4207600 Sold 2320 BLACKWOOD DR Venice Gardens $269,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 187.33 0.97 854 T2931819 Sold 3276 MEADOW RUN DR Meadow Run At Jacaranda $271,500 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 193.1 0.9 8763 T2918220 Sold 13812 CAMPOLEONE STREET Not Applicable $271,579 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 4/4/2018 189.52 0.9662 N5912829 Sold 995 LAGUNA DR #502 Casa Seville $278,000 2 2 0 1974 Condominium Cash 4/4/2018 273.62 0.95895 N5915561 Sold 1305 PINE NEEDLE RD Pinebrook $280,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 143.74 0.96585 A4200680 Sold 11833 GRANITE WOODS LOOP Stoneybrook At Venice $281,500 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 125.1 1 0.93865 N5914674 Sold 11929 BLAZING STAR DR Preserve at West Villages $285,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Assumed 4/2/2018 1 56.94 0.98393 A4209110 Sold 19317 NEARPOINT DR Not Applicable $286,300 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/1/2018 154.84 0.9 3167 N5916556 Sold 1047 PRIMROSE RD South Venice $290,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence VA 4/6/2018 177.26 0.96699 N5916244 Sold 5863 JEFFERSON RD Gulf View Estates $300,000 3 2 0 1990 Sin g le Famil y Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 157.73 0.96805 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

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Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUEDA4203965 Sold 12390 CINQUETERRE DR Gran Paradiso $304,000 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/1/2018 149.61 0. 93741 N5916161 Sold 881 MACAW CIR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country $305,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 176.2 0.9 6825 A4195467 Sold 190 BELLA VISTA TER #25C Venetian Golf & River Club $320,999 3 2 0 2017 Condominium Cash 4/3/2018 137.53 0.928 04 A4211006 Sold 1399 VERMEER DR Sorrento Woods $325,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 141.3 0.90529 D5922986 Sold 2323 CARAWAY DR Stoneybrook At Venice $327,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/2/2018 156.24 0.96889 O5559514 Sold 500 PARK BLVD S #40 Aldea Mar $335,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Other 4/4/2018 361.77 0.97242 A4189101 Sold 5553 SENTIERO DR Not Applicable $338,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence VA 4/6/2018 200.12 0.99124 N5916433 Sold 1564 WATERFORD DR Waterford $338,050 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 4/4/2018 165.95 0.91612 A4215304 Sold 10403 MEDJOOL DR Sarasota National $340,298 4 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/2018 167.22 1 N5914628 Sold 19374 JACINDA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $342,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 178. 96 0.97742 N5914037 Sold 436 BEACH PARK BLVD Beach Park $350,000 2 2 0 1962 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/2018 261.19 0.9485 1 A4209121 Sold 19345 NEARPOINT DR Not Applicable $350,000 3 3 1 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/1/2018 146.5 0.93 334 A4192278 Sold 531 PARK ESTATES SQ Park Estates $365,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/4/2018 152.34 0.96 306 N5912056 Sold 503 CHEVAL DR Venice Golf & Country Club $365,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 159 .39 0.94805 A4203884 Sold 13459 COLUCCIO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $389,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/2018 194.5 1 N5913740 Sold 4314 CORSO VENETIA BLVD Venetia $400,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 174.37 0.93023 N5916887 Sold 711 PETREL WAY Pelican Pointe Golf & Country $425,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/2/2018 208.33 0.96613 N5915780 Sold 1114 NOKOMIS AVE S Gulf Shores $429,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/6/2018 328.74 0.9535 5 A4208022 Sold 12260 STUART DR Grand Palm $435,784 4 3 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/2018 128.25 0.96628 N5915450 Sold 13733 QUINTA ST I slandwalk At The West Villages $450,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 4/5/2018 206.8 0.90002 A4200417 Sold 5580 SEMOLINO ST Nokomis $469,000 2 2 1 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/3/2018 223.33 0.98737 N5915980 Sold 301 NASSAU ST N Venice Bay Shore Sec $500,000 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 4/2/2018 346.74 0.90909 A4200844 Sold 2486 SONOMA DR W Mission Estates $532,000 4 3 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/4/2018 189.66 0.96 029 A4208557 Sold 13350 CAMPANILE CT Gran Paradiso $548,000 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Other 4/6/2018 195.99 0.95321 A4215535 Sold 236 HIDDEN BAY DR #603 Hidden Bay Estates $555,000 2 3 0 1997 Condominium Other 4/5/2018 258.14 1 N5915583 Sold 362 MARSH CREEK RD Sawgrass $565,000 3 3 0 2012 Single Family Residence Cash 4/3/2018 210.04 0.96598 A4202462 Sold 672 CRANE PRAIRIE WAY Willow Bend $625,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 4/6/2018 222.74 1 A4199025 Sold 610 CRANE PRAIRIE WAY Willowbend $675,000 4 4 0 2005 Single Family Residence Assumed 4/5/2018 201.43 0.97122 A4208957 Sold 592 FLAMINGO DR Golden Beach $750,000 4 3 0 1997 Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 4/4/2018 316.59 0.93867 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 Ratiothe 10/1 ARM is best. € If borrower has the mortgage more than 12 years, the FRM is best. In cases where the FRM turns out to be the best, the borrower must then choose between the different terms. The cost saving on the 15-year FRM is particularly sizeable, but it carries a larger monthly payment that the borrower may or may not “nd affordable. Further exploration indicated that the pattern described above did not hold for borrowers with credit scores of 620 or less. Only FRMs were available to such borrowers.Selection between conventional and FHABorrowers who qualify for both FHA and conventional loans are often presumed to be better off with conventional, but that is not necessarily the case. I found that over any time horizon borrowers had lower costs on FHA if their credit score was 700 or less with a 5 percent down payment, and 660 or less with a down payment of 10 percent. In all other cases, the conventional loan had lower costs.Concluding commentGeneral guidance on mortgage type selection is better than no guidance, but the exceptions noted above point to the limitations. There is no substitute for direct access to a cost calculator by the individual borrower. To use mine, borrowers enter the required information about their transaction, and the program calculates total cost over the period they specify for every type of mortgage, at the best mortgage prices posted that day by the lenders who deliver prices to my site. For ARMs, the program also shows the total cost and monthly payment on a worst-case interest rate scenario. In sum, it shows everything the borrower needs to know to make the best choice.MORTGAGEFROM PAGE 5SEATTLE „ Zillow is getting into the home-”ipping business. The company on Thursday announced it will test a pilot program in which, in select markets, it will directly buy and sell homes for the “rst time. Most people simply list their home on the open market and wait for the best offer. But Zillow is hoping people who dont want to go through the expensive and time-consuming process will instead accept an instant offerŽ from the company to purchase the home. Zillow would then “x up the home and get it ready to sell on the open market for a pro“t. It usually wouldnt do drastic renovations to the home like you might see on an HGTV home-”ipping show. The program will start in Las Vegas and Phoenix within the next two months, and its unclear if it will ultimately expand to other markets. Zillow has deals in place to partner with two local brokerages in each region to help it buy and sell the homes. This is expected to be a vibrant line of business for us and for our partners in the real estate industry, while providing homeowners with more choices and information,Ž Zillow Chief Marketing Of“cer Jeremy Wacksman said in a statement. Zillow isnt the “rst company to try this. Seattlebased Red“n disclosed last year that it had begun an experimentalŽ service called Red“n Now to try and ”ip homes, as well. For Zillow, the new service is an extension of its Instant Offers program it launched last May, where people can list their homes through Zillows website for investors to buy with cash (that service has been available in Las Vegas and Orlando and is now expanding to Phoenix). The difference now is Zillow itself will also be able to buy homes. The question for home sellers is whether they want to give up potential extra pro“ts from selling their home on the open market in exchange for the convenience of getting a lump sum quickly and with little hassle. Although most people know Zillow for its website, which is the most-clicked real estate information site on the internet, 71 percent of the companys $1.1 billion in annual revenue comes from its premier agentŽ program that helps local brokerages advertise and generate leads. In the “rst hour following the announcement, Zillow stock fell about 3 percent in after-hours trading.Zillow is getting into the home-flipping businessBy MIKE ROSENBERGTHE SEATTLE TIMES TNS PHOTOThis June 2017 image shows a home for sale in California. Zillow said on Thursday that the company is getting into the home-ipping business. Looking for a Friend? Find him in the Classifieds Take the “rst step towards understanding your joint pain as local orthopaedic surgeonNicholas J. Connors, MDanswers your questions and discusses: Arthritis of the Hip and Knee Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery Surgical & Non-Surgical Joint Pain Treatment Options MakoRobotic-Arm Assisted TechnologyThursday | April 19, 2018 | 5:00PMBayfront Health Medical Plaza 713 E. Marion Ave 4th Floor Conference Room Punta Gorda, FL 33950Light refreshments provided.Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post-operative recovery and activity level. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 21 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9 WINNERS CIRCLE American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners April 9: 1-Jerry Fowler, 4090; 2-Miki Stoudt, 3910; 3-Marty DeWitte, 3660; 4-Ruth Cutting, 3120.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Ladies Bridge winners April 10: 1-Jayne Dietsch; 2-Louise Rea; 3-Janie Ressel. € Slam Bridge winners April 11: 1-Keith Rueckel; 2-George Miller; 3-Enime Sahin.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners April 7: Dee Weisenberg 6321; Joyce Weibel, 4780; Jay Oberlander, 4450; Connie Oberlander, 4350.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winne r April 5 (a.m.): 1-Bob Rancourt, Bob Bonjean; 2-Rick Lamanna, Janet Proudfoot; 3-George and Pat Betts. April 5 (p.m.): (N/S) 1-Dennis Leduc, Peggy Villela; 2-Pam Dean, Marilyn Grant; 3-Sue Zlotocha, Bonnie Elliott. (E/W) 1-Ann Benmayer, Warren Prince; 2-Linda Cramer, Gail Livingstone; 3-Rosalie Bourque, Barbara Witt. April 10: (N/S) 1-Tom Ohlgart, Bonnie Elliott; 2-Bob Rancourt, Yoshi Lapo; 3-Marilyn Grant, Ruth Edward. (E/W) 1-Cheryl Jakubowski, Nancy Thelin; 2-Bill Vigneault, Warren Prince; 3-Rosalie Bourque, Barbara Witts. € Mahjong winners April 6: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Toni Trezise; Table 2: Merry Davine, Barb Polisar; Table 3: Linda Kopp, Kathy Cimaglia; Table 4: Marie Devlin, Brenda Merran. April 10: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Kathy Cimaglia; Table 2: Barbara Bennett; Table 3: Jerrie Lee, Connie Opitza; Table 4: Rita Cassaro; Table 5: Ellanor Hill; Maria Devlin; Table 6: Judy Sprague, Karen Leiber. € Pinochle winners: Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners April 11: Sharon Liotta, 20; Marilyn Gaudreau, 14; John Murphy, 12; Alice Patenaude, 12; Sue Jayne, 12.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners April 10: 1-Phillies, $107; 2-Lost Cause, $37.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners April 6: Peggy Carter, 244, 231; Mary Lou Coutts, 181; Judith Howell, 291; Liane Riley, 191.Kings Gate€ Monday Bridge winners April 9: Marla Johanson, 6170; 2-Pinkey Harmon, 4460; 3-Helen Witzke, 4460; 4-Jini Clayton, 4450. € Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners April 11: Karen Eagleston, 1380; Lynn Davis, 1200; Dick Lajoie, 884. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners April 6: Kathy Garbowicz, 1204; Paul Headrick, 1087; Karen Eagleston, 1033.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners March 23: 1-Colette Dowdell; 2-Dee Nutt. April 6: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Carol Fisher. € Partners Bridge winners April 11: 1-Bev Bossert, Linda Bellmore; 2-Rodger Dowdell, Deny Gilstad; 3-Jim and Gerrie McGeeMoose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners April 11: Georgia Klemm, 5180; Jay Oberlander, 4480; Bill March, 5030; Trudy Riley, 4120.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners April 6 : 1-Blue Penguins; 2-Riverwood Rebels.Twin Isles Country Club€ Contract Bridge winners April 3: 1-Karen Dowling; 2-Dana Pruitt; 3-Judy Durr. April 10: 1-Ruth Landau; 2-Karen Dowling; 3-Phoebe Clark. € Duplicate Sundowners Bridge winners April 11: 1-Pam Lawler; 2-Janet Camel. April 12: 1-Nancy Scheer, Katie Costello, 2-(tie) Joanne Ryder, Nancy Padgett, Mary Lou Miller, Barb Clay.Port Charlotte Bridge ClubContract Bridge winners April 6 : Trudy Riley 4010,Georgia Klemm 4660, Jay Oberlander 4390, Connie Oberlander 3550North Port Senior CenterBridge Winners for April 9: North/South „ 1st: Homer and Ron Baxter; 2nd: Tom OConnell and Glen McGeady; 3rd: Sharon Redmond and Helen Jarvis; 4th: Doree and Rik Jimison. East/West „ 1st: Marcia Lanphear and Pam Dean; 2nd: Roberta Swingle and Ginger Weber; 3rd: Louise Lanning and Marie Lelievre; 4th: Mike Tichy and Al Shuki Want to add your group? Email sdennis@sun-herald.com for details. Charlotte County Fire Station 10, located on Palm Island, faced a delay Tuesday after Charlotte County commissioners decided further discussion on site selection is needed before awarding a contract for a new station. The station was added to the countys list of capital improvement projects last year due to major de“ciencies in the existing facility, which cannot be renovated, County Facilities Director David Milligan said at the time. Located on a barrier island, the 3,200-squarefoot station has unique needs, including the structural capacity to withstand storms and wave action and access to a second story, since land on the island is at a premium. On Tuesday, the County Commission was expected to approve a design/ build contract to Magnum Builders of Sarasota, but commissioners decided they want more information as to whether the current site is the best location to serve the islands needs in future years. I dont want something that just gets shoehorned into the current site just enough so that in “ve or 10 years, youre coming back to the board saying, Yeah, well, I know we spent all this money, but now its not big enough.Ž said Commissioner Chris Constance. Milligan said county staff would bring the issue back to the commission if the “rm determined the stations needs could not be met on the current site „ but Constance said he wanted answers to those upfront. Fire Chief Bill Van Helden stated a location farther north of the bridge would be preferred. Could we still operate where were at?Ž Van Helden said. Yeah, we could, but if the question is would it be more advantageous response time for us to be a little bit farther north, the answer is yes.Ž The $3.6 million project was already put out to bid, and county staff received seven proposals. The top three “rms included Magnum Builders of Sarasota, Wharton-Smith, Inc., and Fowler Construction and Development. Robert Fowler, of Fowler Construction, came to the meeting to comment that he hoped the top three “rms would be able to make presentations to the commission, due to the closeness of their rankings by county staff. The “rms were ranked out of 500 points, with the top three within 37 points of each other. I was hoping that might warrant a little more consideration before $3.5 million dollars of a construction project is set out,Ž Fowler said. The consensus was that the item will be postponed and discussed further with administration and staff before any action is taken. The two main items on the Tuesday agenda, approval of in-kind funding for Englewood Beach Waterfest and the 2018 Florida International Airshow, were both removed due to pending policy updates. They are expected to be back on the agenda at the next meeting on April 24.Email: aeasker@sun-herald.com Commission to consider new locations for Palm Island fire stationBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER KIRKPLANKitchens&Baths*NOT VALID WITH OTHER OFFERS. 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Page 22 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 On Saturday morning, edgersŽ took to the top of the Suntrust building in Murdock Circle to raise money for Drug Free Charlotte County. As part of the Over the EdgeŽ program, participants rappelled from the roof of the bank while friends and family looked on from the base camp.Ž To earn the hotly contested spots, teams and individuals had to raise $1,000, according to the Over the Edge website, https://otecwe.com/ charlotte-county/. Rappellers included everyone from Sheriffs deputies, lifelong Charlotte County business owners and those who have faced and beat addiction in their own lives. One volunteer was even a veteran who had not rappelled in over 40 years but took to the roof like it was nothing. Rounding up nearly $4,000 for Drug Free Charlotte, one of the top fundraisers was the Charlotte Countys own sheriff, Bill Prummell. Altogether, the event raised approximately $20,966 for the reduction and prevention of substance abuse. Were thrilled at the community response,Ž Executive Director of Drug Free Charlotte Diane Ramseyer said, the whole premise was to make that commitment and we ended up having over 20 people go over the edge.Ž To make this event a success, Drug Free Charlotte and Over the Edge planned for almost a year with the help of the Tromble Family Foundation. We sealed the deal to use the Suntrust building in October. We really started hitting the pavement in January, though, because we wanted to extend it to the base camp, as well,Ž said Ramseyer. Base Camp consisted of games and bounce houses for the younger spectators, booths highlighting CCPS and non-pro“t groups and a variety of local food vendors like Hurricane Charleys and the Ravenous Rhino. Drug Free Charlotte really appreciates all the volunteers and organizations that came together to make this happen,Ž Ramseyer said, CCSO, the Punta Gorda Police Department, the Stonecrabs, there are just too many people to thank.Ž Though this is only the “rst year of Over the EdgeŽ in the area, Drug Free Charlotte hopes to turn the festivities into an annual event. Its a great way to raise money for a good cause and we want more and more people to get the opportunity to rappel,Ž said Ramseyer. Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comEdge of Glory: Drug Free Charlotte County raises $20,000By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED BY DRUG FREE CHARLOTTE COUNTYOver the Edge volunteers gear up on Saturday morning. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONKaleb Dennis practices his swing at Saturdays Over the Edge event. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONA retired Sheris deputy makes his way down the Suntrust building on Saturday. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONSiblings Kayden and Mckaela Brandon face o in a Connect Four battle. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONLilly Chalone, Kate Chalone and Alicia Foley run Charlotte Highs Project Graduation booth at base camp. SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONStone Crabs mascot, Clawford, prepares to descend. DRUG FREE CHARLOTTE COUNTYWHERE: 1445 Education Way, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 WEBSITE: http://www.drugfreecharlottecounty.org/index.html PHONE: 941-255-0808 EMAIL: prevention@drugfreecc.org FACEBOOK: @drugfreecharlottecounty CONTACT: Diane Ramseyer, Executive Director OVER THE EDGE CHARLOTTEhttps://otecwe.com/charlotte-county/adno=50534000Do you blame a person who has a wallet stolen for being a Do you blame a person who has a wallet stolen for being a robbery victim? Do you blame your grandfather who has been targeted by a handyman for being a victim of scamming? I hope not. So why do so many people blame victims of rape for bringing it on themselves? Rape culture exists in a society when sexual violence is normalized and excused. The use of misogynistic language, objectifying womens bodies and glamorizing sexual violence creates a culture that habitually disregards womens safety. Some examples are: € Trivializing rape and sexual assault and blaming victims € Tolerance of sexual harassment and sexually explicit jokes € Scrutinizing a victims dress, mental state, social life, and personal history € Gratuitous violence in movies, television and video games € Putting pressure on men to scoreŽ to be a man € Assuming only promiscuous women get raped or that only weak men get raped € Teaching women to avoid getting rapedWhen a victim is labeled by others, those people see themselves as di erent from the victim. People, particularly other women, reassure themselves by thinking, because I am not like the victim, because I did not act like she did, rape will never happen to meŽ. In fact, women, men and children of all ages, races, religions and economic classes can be and have been victims of rape and sexual assault. It happens in rural areas, towns and large cities. It is estimated that one in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a rape or attempted rape occurs every 5 minutes in our country. Please join C.A.R.E. for BreakfastAnd Take a stand against Sexual AssaultFriday, April 20th 8:30 to 9:30amHosted by: Englewood United Methodist Church 700 E. Dearborn St. Please RSVP by: April 18 to 941-639-5499 or Admin@Care” .orgThis project was supported by Grant No. 16SAS32 awarded by the O ce on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, “ ndings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/ program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily re” ect the views of the Department of Justice, O ce on Violence Against Women, the Department of Health, or the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.ŽFor More Information Contact: Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV) 1-850-297-2000 The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) 941-637-0404 or Englewood 941-475-6465 The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE C.A.R.E. believes that Sexual Assault Victims have the following rights: € Right to Be Treated with Fairness, Dignity, and Respect € Right to Be Informed € Right to Be Heard and Participate in the Criminal Justice Process; € Right to timely disposition of the case € Right to notice about the status of the case € Right to apply for compensation C.A.R.E. provided services: € Certi“ ed rape crisis center € 24-hour hotline/helpline services € 24-hour rape crisis hospital response € One-on-one counseling and Sexual Assault support groups € Court advocates to assist in court at Charlotte County Justice CenterFor More Information Contact: C.A.R.E. Sexual Assault Helpline 941-637-0404 ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT C.A.R.E. 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Victims realize they are being blamed; it is no wonder that they do not feel safe to report or talk about sexual assault. Sexual assault and rape are NEVER the victims fault. Rape is a violent attack on a person and it is a crime. Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, and most happen in places considered to be safe, such as homes, o ces and cars. Studies show 80-90% of women reporting sexual assaults knew their assailant. Men can be sexually assaulted, too. Current statistics indicate one in six men are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, and this is a greatly under-reported crime. O enders come from all educational, occupational, racial and cultural backgrounds. They look normalŽ and they use power and control over victims to in” ict violence, humiliation and degradation. Perpetrators commit rape and sexual assault because they believe they are entitled to do so. They totally disregard any persons right to consent. We must remove barriers faced by survivors by creating a culture in which victims are not blamed, where disclosures of rape are taken seriously and investigated to hold perpetrators accountable. This must happen on campuses and in the communities we live in. Lets stop blaming victims and learn to be supportive and knowledgeable about resources to help survivors, friends, and their families connect with the services needed to help them heal. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra ended its 2017-2018 concert season last Sunday the same way it began in November, with the audience on its feet in an ovation, cheering and clapping and calling for more at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. The vehicle this time was Igor Stravinskys Firebird Suite,Ž a version of his full, classic ballet, The Firebird,Ž a symphony of dances set to a legendary Russian fairytale, with the good Firebird, the bad Kaschei the Immortal, a prince, 13 princesses, enchantment, bewitching, spells, and a “nal, great marriage celebration. Its one of Stravinskys more dif“cult pieces to perform, with its jagged rhythms, and integration of design, dance and music. But the symphony, under maestro Raffaele Ponti, nailed it. It was all there, the dramatic strings, the peal of the brass, the percussion, the thunder of drums, and, at times, a harp that literally sang above the symphony. The ovation was itself thunderous. The evening had begun with Ponti getting the audiences immediate attention, as he is wont to do, with a spirited presentation of Jacques Offenbachs comedic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld.Ž Its a satirical treatment of an ancient Greek myth involving a merry band of gods, including the ruler of the underworld, Pluto; the party guy, Bachus and a whole bunch of merrymakers. It ended with a raucous can-can, led by guest concertmaster Ming Gao, that had the audience just about can-canning in their seats and responding with shouts of approval. Leonard Bernsteins Symphonic SuiteŽ from the movie On the Waterfront,Ž was next on the program. The suite encompasses the movies musical themes. Its at times quiet and subtle, like the movies star, Marlon Brando, and at times angry, as it re”ects violence on the waterfront. Its credited with being vital to the “lms impact. The movie was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including for Bernsteins score. It received eight, but the score didnt make it. Nevertheless, it made it with the CPAC audience, receiving lengthy, loud applause. Another in an evening of somewhat different orchestral presentations „ a Ponti trademark „ was Joseph Anton Bruckners rarely heard Overture in G Minor.Ž Bruckner was an Austrian composer and organist whose Bruckner sound,Ž refer to his orchestrations modeled after the sound of a pipe organ, which he mastered at an Augustinian monastery. There wasnt a pipe organ in the mix Sunday at CPAC, but its strains and melodies were there, masterfully created by the symphony. In a post-concert interview, Ponti called Igor Stravinsky, with his images and symbolism the Picasso of music,Ž who broke all the rules with his jagged images,Ž yet created beautiful music.Ž He said he was proud of the orchestras rendition. This is a great orchestra,Ž he said. Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing, againBy BILL JONESSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY BILL JONES Maestro Raaele Ponti presents the Charlotte Symphony for audience applause last Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Free rides on Regional try Transit DayCharlotte County Transit will offer free rides April 20 as part of Regional Try Transit Day, a statewide initiative to promote public transit services. Everyone is invited to ride transit buses from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and experience the convenience and service provided. Every Charlotte County Transit rider on April 20 will receive 12 Transit Bucks good for a free ride any time. For information and reservations, call Charlotte County Transit at 941-5754000 and select option one or email transit@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov. Regional Try Transit Day is designed to promote local transit agencies, increase ridership and raise awareness of public transit and healthier lifestyles. The Florida Department of Transportation Commuter Services has created a trip tracker that gives transit users a chance to win prizes just for trying transit. Visit commuterservicesfl. com/information/ trip-tracker to sign up and win. For information about Charlotte County Transit, go to www. CharlotteCountyFL. gov and click Public Transportation under Popular Links.Rotonda Playground closedThe Rotonda Park playground will be under construction beginning April 16 for approximately four weeks, according to Charlotte County Recreation and Parks. Construction includes demolition and installation of playground equipment followed by the installation of shade structures. Please use caution around the designated construction area. During this time, please use surrounding playgrounds at Ann Dever Regional Park, 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood; Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood; and GC Herring Park, 3406 Indiana Road, Cape Haze. Also, the new shade structures have been completed at Englewood Beach playground. For information contact Brenda Sisk at 941-8333824 or Brenda.Sisk@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov.Hospice volunteer trainingDo you want to make a big difference for people in your community and have the opportunity to meet new friends? Tidewell hospice will offer orientation for new volunteers beginning April 17 at its Englewood staff center, 12034 N. Access Road, one mile south of Sunnybrook. Volunteers are needed in the of“ce, at the hospice house, in private homes for respite care and much more. Preregistration is required. Call for information about classes and times. To learn more and to “ll out an application to become a Tidewell volunteer, visit www.tidewell.org, or contact Pamela Maren at 941-548-2336.Homeowners meetThe n ext meeting of the Englewood East Property and Homeowners Association will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Englewood Charlotte Library at the Tringali Center, 3450 N. Access Road, Englewood. The guest speaker will be Gina Gilbreath, Municipal District Representative Charlotte County Public Works Department. She will give an overview of the Public Works Department and the Englewood MSBU. She will also talk about sidewalks being proposed for Englewood East and answer questions. If you have any questions, please call 941-460-0086.Charity bike runThe sixth annual For Drowning Prevention Charity Bike Run for motorcycles is May 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at Walmart, 375 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. The “rst stop is Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. The second stop is at Englewood Beach. The “nal stop is at Sharkys on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive S., Venice. The cost is $15 per bike and $5 for passengers. Proceeds go for drowning prevention classes. For more information, call 941-626-7106 or email jacdinc@gmail.com.Peace CoalitionThe Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition, led for many years by the late Annabelle and Peter Duisburg, will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. April 18 at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. There will be a report on conditions in El Salvador and on the recent elections there. All are welcome to this free meeting. The next meeting is set for May 5. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS adno=54535022 BALANCE SCREENINGS & WALKER SAFETYFIND YOURFOOTINGDont miss this fabulous seminar on fall prevention, vestibular balance and walker safety. 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Page E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12 SARASOTA, Fla. „ A Venice ”ower dealer moonlighting as an elite python hunter is collaborating with a Sarasota fashion designer to create a line of snakeskin clothing to help raise awareness about the threat the invasive snakes pose to the Everglades. The Glades to GalleryŽ collection includes samples of clothing, accessories and jewelry made from Burmese pythons, a snake native to Southeast Asia, but accidentally introduced into Floridas ecosystem. Dusty and I are friends and he was telling me about what he was doing,Ž said Nikki Sedacca, co-owner of 530 Burns Gallery. He had originally brought me a sample of the skin. Immediately, being a designer, I had a zillion ideas on what to do with it.Ž Sedacca is primarily a jewelry designer but also designs accessories. It took her about six months to come up with the 75 items for the “rst collection. It includes vests, clutches, handbags, and briefcases for men and women. Dustin WildmanŽ Crum is one of 25 hunters who work with the South Florida Water Management District to hunt snakes. He gets minimum wage for up to eight hours daily, plus an additional per-python payment that starts at $50 for snakes of four feet or less and goes up by $25 per foot for longer specimens. An additional $200 is paid for any eliminated python found guarding a nest with eggs. Crum, who stalks pythons barefoot through the Everglades and tackles them with his hands, caught the biggest snake ever seen in Florida last year „ a 16-foot, 10-inch Burmese python. While Crum has caught hogs, alligators and pythons, he doesnt call himself a hunter. His girlfriend challenged him to catch pythons to protect his passion for Florida wildlife. I used to go hunt with a camera and take pictures of wildlife, but this is an invasive hunt,Ž Crum said. Its an environmental hunt. These snakes are destroying our ecosystem.Ž Burmese pythons were “rst brought to Florida as pets but were released, either intentionally or accidentally, into the wild when they grew to an unmanageable size. Miami has always been a hub for exotic pets and trade,Ž Crum said. There was a breeding facility in Homestead that got leveled by Hurricane Andrew. We know for a fact there were 900 baby pythons that literally got blown into the Everglades National Park.Ž The snakes began to reproduce and wiped out around 95 percent of the mammal population in parts of the park, according to Crum, who said pythons eat marsh rabbits, raccoons, gray squirrels, bobcats, deer, birds and sometimes alligators. Hawks can eat python hatchlings, but the larger snakes have no local natural predator. They can travel long distances and females have been found carrying over 100 developing eggs. Python growth could cause irreversible damage to the Everglades, said Crum, who “rst participated in the Python Challenge in 2013. He caught nine snakes the “rst time out and 33 in 2016. The South Florida Water Management District put him on the payroll last year. Hunting the massive reptiles can be dangerous. Ive had these snakes at 11 oclock at night in the water,Ž Crum said. I could only see a little piece of it. I have to dive in the water and grab the snake off the bottom of the water. The only thing I could do to stop it was put the tail in my mouth and bite down on it. I ”oated up in the water and wrapped my legs around it like a “gure-four leg lock.Ž Pythons have been found in the Naples area eating livestock and chickens. Its a buffet. They have an unlimited appetite,Ž Crum said. The ”ower designer and pottery retailer said he used the skins for belt buckles, wallets and Converse-style sneakers before Sedacca offered to work with him. Im a ”ower guy and then Im a swamp guy,Ž Crum said. Its kind of out of my element in this fancy gallery.Ž Sedacca said this is just the “rst of a continuing line of products. Im excited. This is de“nitely going to evolve,Ž she said. The more you do the better you get. This is where we are starting and Im very pleased with it. ... The skins are just naturally beautiful. I tend to love black and white and grays.Ž Crum will continue to hunt pythons. Being out in the Everglades, its like being out in Gods creation,Ž Crum said. Its a beautiful piece of earth and its just paradise, nature and its very serene. Thats what Ive come to know and love. Im trying to protect that down there.ŽPython hunter, designer team up for Glades to Gallery showBy CARLOS R. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeDr. David Klein emailed me recently about two remarkable women who had a significant and lasting impact on science and medicine: Gertrude Belle Elion and Katharine Dexter McCormick. Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black. Working alone as well as with those two, she developed a multitude of new drugs using innovative research techniques. Those medications include azathioprine (AZA), the first immunosuppressive drug used primarily to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant. Additional uses include treating graft-versus-host disease after a bone marrow transplant and treating auto-immune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjgrens syndrome, Crohns disease and others. AZA led to the development of azidothymidine (AZT), a revolutionary medication used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. Elion also developed the first successful antiviral drug (acyclovir), used to treat herpes, and the first treatment for leukemia (6-mercaptopurine, or 6MP), among many others. We still use these meds,Ž said Dr. Klein, who has a familial connection to Gertrude Elion. She was a classmate of my Aunt Hortense, who was a founder of Bobbie Brooks, the clothing company,Ž he said. They went to an all-girls high school called Walton High School in the New York City public education system. When I was a kid, my aunt often spoke of her.Ž Walton High, which became co-educational in 1977, boasts a number of other prominent Celebrating two great women in medicineMEARNS | 8Community and tourism champion Mark O. Asperilla, M.D., has been selected as the 2018 Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame inductee and will be inducted during the annual tourism luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor those who have had a substantial and long-standing body of work that has positively impacted tourism in Charlotte County. Over the decades, Dr. Asperilla has improved the lives of many through his internal medicine practice. He has also raised the visibility of Charlotte County as a tourism destination through his creation and support of numerous events and endeavors. In 2008, he opened the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Port Charlotte, Charlotte Countys “rst hotel after 2004s Hurricane Charley. The property implemented dozens of eco-friendlyŽ amenities including interior energy saving technology, biodegradable laundry detergents, and xeriscaping. In 2013, Dr. Asperilla purchased the Fishery Restaurant in Placida from the Albritton family who owned it for more than 25 years. Under his ownership, outdoor dining and entertainment were added to the waterfront restaurant and continues to serve a slice of Old Florida. Charlotte County is known in the amateur boxing community because of Dr. Asperillas efforts. He was instrumental in the recruiting and/or contributing to high-pro“le boxing events to Charlotte County which have resulted in thousands of rooms nights and millions of dollars in direct expenditures. These events include several Golden Gloves State and National Championships, as well as 2016 Sugar Bert Boxing National Quali“er and 2011 Womens Golden Gloves National Championship. He has also sponsored the Charlotte Harbor Regatta which formed in 2009. Sugar Bert Boxing will return to Charlotte County on June 2 and 3, 2018. Tickets are now available for Charlotte Countys 2018 Tourism Luncheon and Tourism Hall of Fame Award hosted by the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. The event will take place May 10 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center located at 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda. The Community and tourism champion Mark Asperilla, M.D. to be inducted into Charlotte County Tourism Hall of FameProvided by JENNIFER HUBER PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU ASPERILLAFAME | 3 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM The state of the unions health is improving. But it is doing so very unequally, and recent signs of progress are in danger of being reversed by diseases of excess and despair, including obesity, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Those are the broad conclusions of a new roundup of Americans vital signs published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is the work of dozens of U.S. public health scholars who are part of an international consortium known as the Global Burden of Disease group. It “nds that mortality rates in the United States have declined nearly 22 percent over 26 years, from 745 deaths per 100,000 people in 1990 to 578 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016. But those “gures obscure substantial geographical variability in Americans health and quality of life. And the improvements could readily be swept away by some very dark clouds on the horizon. In 2016, an Americans average life expectancy at birth ranged from a high of 81.3 years in Hawaii to a low of 74.7 years in Mississippi. If each state were a country, the authors of the report authors noted, Hawaii would be tied with Ireland, ranking 20th worldwide. Mississippi, meanwhile, would tie with Kuwait, ranking 76th in the world. Californias life expectancy at birth was also among the highest in the nation, coming in second at 80.9 years. Other states with a life expectancy above 80 were Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, New Jersey and Washington. Hovering at the bottom alongside Mississippi were West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas. In none of those states did the average life expectancy at birth reach 76 years. The geographic disparities leave the United States far from being united,Ž wrote Dr. Howard K. Koh of Harvard University and Anand K. Parekh, chief medical advisor of the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center, in a JAMA editorial that accompanied the report. Despite notable improvements in some outcomes, the U.S. disease burden is shared unequally.Ž One key measure captured states unequal levels of health most dramatically: trends in deaths among people 20 to 55. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia saw this rate of such early death fall between 1990 and 2016. That includes 15 states „ led by New York, California and Illinois „ where the rate dropped by more than 10 percent. But in 21 states, the mortality rate among 20 „ to 55-year-olds increased. In “ve states „ Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Mexico, West Virginia and Wyoming „ it rose by more than 10 percent. Heart disease and lung cancer were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers of Americans in 2016, just as they were in 1990. Thats despite real progress over the last 20 years: Reduced smoking rates and more widespread use of treatments to reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure have led to a 33 percent decline in deaths due to cardiovascular disease for people of all ages. Self-harm, opioid use disorders and alcohol-related liver diseases all zoomed up the cause-of-death chart. These scourges appeared to drive many of the increases in early deaths seen in states such as West Virginia. Motor vehicle crashes, meanwhile, dropped from the third-most common cause of death in 1990 to the eighth position in 2016. Driven by rising rates of obesity, poor diet and insuf“cient exercise, diseases such as colorectal cancer and diabetes became the What ails America? The answer varies from state to stateBy MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO PROVIDEDSTATE | 8

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Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant feelingfit@sun-herald.com 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 bgafoor@sun-herald.com Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 jcommiskey@sun-herald.com Fort Myers Daniel Dykes ddykes@sun-herald.com 941-205-6409 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@ sun-herald.com. News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Sundays edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact feelingfit@ sun-herald.com or call 941-206-1135.Feeling Fit FEELING FIT 2 The economics of healthcare in America is making for some strange bedfellows. CVS, the behemoth pharmacy chain, plans to buy Aetna, a 22-million member health insurer, for $69 billion. Less than two weeks ago, it became public that Walmart, where one in four Americans shop each week, is considering an acquisition of another insurer, Humana. Why would these two massive retailers want to buy health insurers? Think millions of customers under one roof buying insurance, visiting health clinics and „ importantly „ filling prescriptions. These merged insurer-retailers could have lots of price-setting leverage in dealing with pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. But consolidation like this also can threaten competition „ and in healthcare markets, that is a demonstrated danger. To see clearly whats going on here, it helps to distinguish, as regulators do, between horizontal and vertical mergers. When two competitors in the same business consolidate, thats a horizontal merger. Hospitals, for instance, have been merging horizontally for decades. There is some evidence that such mergers can improve quality of ca re, particularly if two small hospitals join forces and become more efficient. But theres also plenty of data showing that when regional health systems get too big, that can drive up prices. Some believe the reason prices for inpatient hospital care in Southern California are 70 percent lower than in Northern California is because the hospital market down here is very competitive compared with the highly consolidated picture up north. Last year the federal government stopped two big attempted horizontal mergers in the health insurance industry: Anthems proposed takeover of CIGNA and Aetnas proposed merger with Humana. The Department of Justice blocked both citing concerns about reduced competition, increased prices and stifled innovation. So the insurers are taking a different tack by going vertical. A vertical merger is when companies at different stages of the production process merge. Regulators from the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission will take a close look again. But this time insurers hope to make the case that by integrating with retailers they will be getting bigger in a way that creates more competition, not less. They will stress that for some forms of healthcare, they will be able to compete directly with hospitals and physician groups. With 5,000 Walmart stores and nearly 10,000 CVS stores in the United States, they can also claim an ability to make healthcare more accessible and affordable in many communities. Two other factors are driving these retailers interest in healthcare. First, its where the money is. Americans spent an average of $10,348 per person on health care in 2016, accounting for 17.9 percent of the nations Gross Domestic Product. For retailers „ who routinely operate with low profit margins „ the high margins of healt care must look very attractive. Second, Amazon „ the giant of consumer sales and noted disrupter of traditional business models „ announced in January that it was partnering with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create a new healthcare company. Its initial goal is to use technology to reduce costs and improve outcomes for the three firms combined 1 million employees. But no one forgets that Amazon also started out selling just books. This is another motivator for the retailers and insurance companies to merge quickly. Once merged, these huge retail-health systems could steer policy holders to less expensive services „ like clinic visits or pharmacist visits „ and possibly drive down drug prices as well. Health outcomes may even improve. But prices could also rise. If a big CVS-Aetna or Walmart-Humana system dominates a region, it could negotiate better prices from drug manufacturers and hospitals „ but just keep those savings as profits for themselves. Vertical integration could also reduce competition through exclusivity. Consumers could be harmed if, say, CVS refused to fill Humana policyholders prescriptions, or Walmart charged Aetna customers higher prices. This may seem hypothetical, but regulators care about hypotheticals. In November, the Department of Justice sued to block another vertical merger „ AT&Ts proposed acquisition of Time Warner „ over concerns that the integrated company would withhold their shows from other internet providers and cable companies. Health care is ripe for a shakeup. Soon Amazon drones may be delivering prescriptions, Walmart doing blood tests, and CVS providing urgent care. Lets hope the Trump administration regulators are ready.Walmart and CVS have 15,000 combined stores. Why are both trying to buy health insurance companies?By DANA P. GOLDMAN and ERIN E. TRISHLOS ANGELES TIMESThe 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.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: € May 8: Denise Leazenby-Respiratory Therapist; € June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-637-9575 or email icgarg@embarqmail. com.Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver support groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register. SUPPORT GROUPS Assisted Living License 12712 Assisted Living | Memory Support | Short-Term Stays6235 Hoffman Street | North Port, FL 34287 HEREYou areConvenience. Choice. Flexibility. The Springs at South Biscayne offers many options for assisted living, memory support and short-term respite care services in one enriching place. Nestled on nine wooded acres in North Port, The Springs blends beauty and small-town charm with the conveniences of on-site amenities to-month rental structure, no large up-front entry fee, holistic Masterful Moments leadership by Omega Communities and all-day dining opportunities are just a few of the things that make our community unique. Location is everything „ and everything you need is RIGHT HERE.Call 800-576-4929 or visit T heSpringsAtSouthBiscayne.com to schedule a personal tour! adno=712485 a d no= 54532362 DIABETIC & WOUND CARE CERTIFIED BOARD Dr. Tom Lane DPM, FAPWCA Guardian Angel Foot Care2400 S. McCall Road, Suite FEnglewood, FL 34224 (941) 473-3338 Fax (941) 474-8597 Do You have back pain?Do you ask yourself what causes it and what you can do about it?If so, we have some information that you may be interested in. Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Dr. Corey Girdwood of Coastal Chiropractic will be doing a presentation about what causes back pain, learn tips & tricks to reduce back pain and what the current treatments are, including Chiropractic and aquatic therapy services. Pre-Registration is required. Food catered by Panera, refreshments served. Date is May 18th at 11:00 a.m at the Morgan Center 6207 W. Price Blvd in North PortCall Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy @ 941-400-1505 to reserve your seat today!adno=720528

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 27 luncheon will have a cultural theme and will celebrate how cultural heritage enriches the travel experience. Keynote speaker is “lmmaker Kevin Willmott. The cost to attend the May 10 lunch is $20 per person. Those interested in attending the luncheon can do so by registering online at 2018luncheon.eventbrite. com or by calling 941743-1900 no later than May 7. All tickets are general admission and there is no assigned seating. Annually, the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau conducts marketing, sales and promotional campaigns to increase awareness of and visitation to Charlotte County. In addition to generating economic contributions, the Punta Gorda/ Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is also focused on developing soft adventure or ecotourism, a low-impact industry enabling the county to preserve the invaluable natural resources that contribute to its ecological health, distinguish the area and draw visitors. During calendar year 2016, Charlotte County welcomed an estimated 406,700 visitors, tourism generated an estimated $362,227,100 in direct expenditures, and made an estimated $552 million economic impact.FAMEFROM PAGE 1 IF YOU GOTickets are now available for Charlotte Countys 2018 Tourism Luncheon and Tourism Hall of Fame Award hosted by the Punta Gorda/ Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. The event will take place May 10 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center located at 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda. The luncheon will have a cultural theme and will celebrate how cultural heritage enriches the travel experience. Keynote speaker is filmmaker Kevin Willmott. The cost to attend the May 10 lunch is $20 per person. Those interested in attending the luncheon can do so by registering online at 2018luncheon.eventbrite.com or by calling 941-743-1900 no later than May 7. All tickets are general admission and there is no assigned seating. FEELING FIT 3 Despite years of effort, researchers have so far failed to “nd a pill you could take or a food you could eat to harden your brain against the injury that could be caused by a stroke. But new research offers the prospect of limiting a strokes longterm damage in a different way: with a drug that enhances the brains ability to rewire itself and promote recovery in the weeks and months after injury. In experiments, both mice and macaque monkeys that suffered strokes regained more movement and dexterity when their rehabilitative regimen included an experimental medication called edonerpic maleate. The drug, which has already run a gauntlet of safety trials as a possible medication for Alzheimers disease, appears to have enhanced the effectiveness of rehab by strengthening the connections between brain cells and nourishing the chemical soup in which those cells forge those new connections. A report on the experiments appears in Fridays edition of the journal Science. The work was conducted by researchers at Yokohama City University School of Medicine and employees of Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a Japanese pharmaceutical “rm that owns intellectual property rights to edonerpic maleate. Toyama provided funding for Yokohama City University to study the drug in macaque monkeys. The “ndings from the mice shed important light on how edonerpic maleate may work in an injured brain. But many experimental drugs have been effective in improving mobility in mice after a stroke, yet failed to work as well in primates. The fact that this one also improved movement in stroke-affected monkeys is evidence that it may be a strong candidateŽ to help humans recover from a stroke, and possibly traumatic brain injury as well, the researchers said. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or ruptured, depriving a portion of the brain of oxygen and causing the death of affected brain cells. Even after oxygen is restored, permanent damage usually remains, often involving the loss of mobility and dexterity. The most common kind of stroke is an ischemic stroke, in which blood ”ow is compressed or cut off by a clot or other blockage. In a hemorrhagic stroke „ the kind the studys authors induced in monkeys „ bleeding into the brain shuts off oxygen to cells and causes them to die. For the 800,000 patients who have a stroke and the 1.7 million who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States, recovery can be arduous, miraculous and uncertain. But neurologists and rehabilitation specialists have discerned a common pattern in most patients trajectory of recovery. Patients typically take back much of the lost speech, movement and intellectual function they will regain in the “rst weeks and months after their injury, even though brain cells that have died are gone forever. On their own and in response to rehabilitation, a patients surviving brain cells will work overtime to devise work-arounds. Theyll lash themselves together to create new pathways for electrical signals, and a patient will often regain many lost skills. This ability of the brain to rewireŽ itself is called plasticity,Ž and the better it works, the more function can be regained. At a certain point, however, recovery will begin to plateau. Any motor, speech and intellectual skills that have been lost may stay lost. Scientists have spent years looking for neuroprotective agents that can buffer the brain against the initial whack of a stroke, but theyve had little success. Thats why a therapy that turbocharges this process of building back neuroplasticity after a stroke could be uniquely welcome. The Japanese researchers tested edonerpic maleate by inducing hemorrhagic strokes in six macaques. One to two weeks later, the monkeys had recovered enough mobility to begin a series of exercises designed to mimic the rigors of stroke rehabilitation. At this point, three of the monkeys were administered the drug 15 minutes before their therapeutic sessions. Compared to three monkeys that didnt get the drug, the ones that did experienced a greater degree of functional recovery. For instance, they performed better in reward-retrieval exercises that required greater coordination of their arms and “ne-motor function. And while the monkeys in the control group rarely recovered their ability to use a precision gripŽ to grasp treats, the treated monkeys frequently showed dexterous hand movements,Ž the researchers reported. UCLA neurologist Jason D. Hinman, who did not work on the new research, welcomed the results. He said edonerpic maleate is one of many therapies being tested to augment the effects of post-stroke rehabilitative therapy. Other approaches include the use of robotics and other types of brain-machine interfaces to restore the ”ow of messages to a patients limbs; encouraging stem cells to grow new connections between surviving neurons; and a range of medications. In mice, the Alzheimers disease drug memantine (marketed as Namenda) has shown promise. Whats interesting about this approach is that, while theres some spontaneous recovery of function, its meant to be activated by rehabilitative therapy,Ž Hinman said. If you just sit on the couch, you dont get the bene“t.Ž With a drug that makes cells in an injured brain more active, Hinman cautioned, a runaway electrical event „ in other words, a seizure „ is one obvious safety concern. Early research on endonerpic maleate had suggested it might protect neurons against the toxic build-up of the protein beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimers disease. Two rounds of clinical trials bolstered its safety record in humans. Only after that, in July 2017, did Toyama Chemicals parent company, Fuji“lm Corp., announce that the drug had failed to help patients with mild „ to moderate Alzheimers. Its side effects included diarrhea, nausea, dizziness and headache, and it may have caused two serious adverse eventsŽ in human trials, researchers reported at the time. Many stroke patients either dont get the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (or tPA), which can lessen the impact of strokes, or they dont get to a hospital quickly enough for tPA to be tried. Often debilitated by impairments, these patients are desperate for new treatments, so many would accept those risks,Ž Hinman said.Could this drug help the brain recover after a stroke?By MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES TNS PHOTONew research oers the prospect of limiting a strokes long-term damage with a drug that helps the brain rewire itself and promote recovery. Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572. SUPPORT GROUPS Participants receive study drug and all study-related care at no cost. Reimbursement for travel is available. 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Page 28 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 FEELING FIT 4 I was at a national conference in 1994 (yes, Im that old) when a speaker from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told us big changes were on the way in the “eld of dietary supplements. How right she was. The 1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) removed dietary supplements from the strict scrutiny of the FDA, the agency that regulates the safety and effectiveness of medications sold in this country. This law was a turning point for a number of issues we have with dietary supplements today, says Dr. Paul Coates, Director of the Of“ce of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. We are exuberant users of dietary supplements in the United States,Ž Coates explains. Yet because manufacturers of these products do not necessarily have to prove that their product is safe or effective before it hits the market, sales of dietary supplements far outdistance the research we have about them. In fact, says Coates, we spend 100 times more money to buy these products than we do researching them. By de“nition, a dietary supplement is intended to supplement the diet. It can be anything from an herb to a nutrient to a zoochemicalŽ „ an animal-based product such as bee pollen or creatine. We need to remember that a dietary supplement is just that: It adds to what may be missing in our diets. It does not replace healthful foods. Some dietary supplements have been well studied, according to the Of“ce of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (https://ods. od.nih.gov/). Calcium and vitamin D, for example, can help maintain bone strength if ones diet lacks these nutrients or, in the case of vitamin D, if sun exposure is limited. By the way, both animal-based (D3) and plant-based (D2) forms of vitamin D are equally effective, according to Dr. Johanna Dwyer, a prominent nutrition expert at Tufts Unive rsity. Folic acid, a B-vitamin, protects against serious birth defects when women of childbearing age get 400 micrograms daily from dietary supplements and/ or forti“ed foods. And omega-3 fatty acids from “sh oils can lower blood triglyceride levels and may help guard against heart disease. More is not always better, however. Excess vitamin A, for example, can bring on headaches, liver damage and birth defects in pregnant women. And naturalŽ products are not necessarily more safe. Naturally poisonous mushrooms can kill you. We seem to have this idea that only prescription medicines have unwanted side effects. Yet anything we put into our bodies will affect us in some way. Dietary supplements have active ingredients, too. For example, St Johns wort „ a plant-based dietary supplement „ has shown in a few small studies to ease the effects of depression. It can also increase ones sensitivity to sunlight and weaken the intended action of several medications including antidepressants, contraceptives and anticoagulants, say researchers. Certain herbs such as comfrey and kava can cause liver damage. Find more facts about dietary supplements at www.ods.od.nih.gov.Dietary Supplements: What we need to knowBy BARBARA QUINNTHE MONTEREY COUNTY HERALDDo you know any people who need to change? Maybe your nephew is drinking too much, or your husband is addicted to fatty foods. Wouldnt it be nice if you could shape up some of your co-workers? Or, what about your in-laws who resemble outlaws? The truth is, youll have more luck in improving your own life if you try to “x a situation instead of people. Here are some facts that will help: € Dont sugarcoat the truth. If your niece is dating a drug addict or your elderly dad is hooked on painkillers, admit the truth to yourself. Should you announce these truths to the world? No. Before you do anything, youll need some support from people outside your family. € Realize your associates do impact you. For example, if others are out of control, this can push your own life off a cliff. Stay calm and “gure out what to do. € Take as much control as you can, even if its stressful. For example, lets say your husband has had a couple of heart attacks. He isnt disciplined enough to cook healthy foods. Should you step in and take over? Yes, if you can. I was in this boat last year,Ž says a friend of ours well call Vicky. I decided I could let the high cholesterol pony run wild, or I could get some healthy meals into our house. My husband would not do it.Ž Vicky told us, I didnt cut out the donuts and ice cream the “rst couple of weeks. I slowly changed our menu, so we both could adjust.Ž If you need to change something about family members or associates, remember that changing yourself is the only control you have. You cannot give another person willpower, dedicated discipline or trustworthiness. A nurse well call Terri says her uncle was showing up at her house intoxicated. At “rst, I lectured him,Ž says Terri. Next, I tried running him off.Ž Terri says the situation changed dramatically when she called up her uncle and said, I love you. We need to talk.Ž Terri found out her uncle had developed panic attacks and was drinking to cope. Happy people dont need to drink,Ž says Terri. Ive had panic attacks myself, so I was able to help my uncle. I got him to a doctor, and within a couple of weeks, he was doing better.Ž Most people hesitate to con“de their fears and limitations to others. Instead of trying to “x them, judge them or condemn them, “rst see if theres anything you can do. If not, back off and try another route. One man we know says his wifes sister is a pathological liar. Well call the man Michael and his sister-in-law Anna. Anna was telling everyone I cheated customers at my place of business,Ž says Michael. Michael “nally had his attorney write Anna a letter. The lawyer invited Anna to come to his of“ce and provide more information. Otherwise, she would face certain consequences. Michael says his sisterin-law got so worried, she moved to another state. If you confront a situation correctly, you can avoid a personal con”ict. Do everything you can to change a bad situation, not improve the people involved. If you are involved in a legal battle concerning property, injuries, character defamation or any other issues, remember emphasizing how the persons actions are impacting you works best. Avoid personal attacks.Why people-fixing wont workBy JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON and TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE TNS PHOTOPortrait of a young frustrated couple having an argument. NAMI Connection Recovery Support GroupThe National Alliance on Mental Illness meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. the “rst and third Tuesday of the month at the Mental Health Community Center (Prospect House), 240 S. Tuttle Ave., Unit B, Sarasota. Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness providing a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. It offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. Call 941-376-9361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty.org for more information.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 941629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077.Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregiversSt. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a nonpro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties … there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941-474-3140 or go to www. neurochallenge.org. Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses „ ie: MS; ALS; etc.Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or marcscohen@aol.com.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 GROUPS Wece Dr. Rojas to Punta Gorda! Ramses Rojas, M.D. Family Medicine Now accepting Ne patients Call today to schedule an appointment!941-347-4592315 E Olympia Avenue | Suite 112 | Punta Gorda, FL 33950www. MillenniumPhysician .com adno=50534312

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 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 941-764-6577 to register. Tuesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. „ Hyperparathyroidism: Should You Be Worried? Speaker: Alvaro M. Bada, M.D., General Surgeon. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. About 1 in 100 people (1 out of 50 women over the age of 50) develop a parathyroid gland tumor during their lifetime causing parathyroid disease. Are you at risk? Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. „ Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms„and moms-to-be„are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Wednesday, April 18, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. „ The Components of Balance & How They Work Together. Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Join us to learn the components of balance: The visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems, and how they all work together to help you maintain balance. We will also discuss the importance of preventing a fall and what to do if you fall. Free. Hors doeuvres provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-639-8771 to register. Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. „ Top 10 Things to Do For Arthritis. Senior Friendship Center of DeSoto County, 219 W. Oak St., Arcadia. Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Learn tips to help you cope and “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 pre-plan 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 www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. 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.BayfrontHealthEvents. com. 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.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. 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.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. 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. Tuesday, April 24, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. „ Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. Call 941-6372450 to register. Tuesday, April 24, noon to 1:30 p.m. „ Hands-Only CPR and Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). Royal Palm Retirement Centre, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Hands-Only CPR is a method of CPR that has been recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2010 and is 10 times more likely to save someone in cardiac arrest then not doing anything. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-627-6762 to register. Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. „ Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. „ What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotteWeightLoss.com or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. Friday, April 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. „ Mended Hearts Support Group Luncheon and Discussion. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-pro“t organization that provides support to those diagnosed with heart disease. Chapter 405 is right here in Charlotte County! Its members draw on personal experience as they offer peer-to-peer support. If you are a heart survivor or family caregiver, we would like to invite you to our special educational and support session. Free. Call 941-766-4686 to learn more and reserve your seat. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESFEELING FIT 5 Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which can be fatal if found too late. The molecular determinants that distinguish normal, benign polyps from those at risk for becoming cancer are unclear,Ž says Lisa Boardman, M.D. a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic. In our paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, we asked the question: Why does one polyp transform to cancer while another, that is clinically and histologically identical, does not?Ž To answer this question, Boardman and her colleagues used next-generation sequencing techniques to molecularly characterize and compare colorectal polyps from Mayo Clinic patients that were associated with cancer with those from patients with polys that were benign. Next-generation sequencing is sophisticated DNA and RNA sequencing technology which allows researchers to study biological systems at a level never before possible. Boardman and her colleagues found that polyps adjacent to cancerous tissue exhibited distinct genetic alterations from polyps that remained cancer free. By integrating multiple sequencing platforms, we identified a panel of 124 genes that were differentially altered between polyps that were associated with cancer and polyps that did not progress to colorectal cancer,Ž she says. These results serve as a foundational study showing that polyps with and without cancer exhibit distinct molecular signatures.Ž Boardman says the ability to identify molecular features that predict whether a polyp will transform to cancer would be a major clinical step in individualizing the care of patients with polyps. She says current national guidelines for polyp surveillance are still based only upon polyp size, number, histology and degree of dysplasia. She adds that there are currently no blood or tissue-based molecular tests used to tailor surveillance intervals for patients with polyps. Boardman says the ability to determine a polyps risk for progression to cancer could have significant benefits for patients and the health care system including reducing costs, reducing risks and improving the use of colonoscopy. This study is also the first step in our efforts to establish a pre-cancer biobank at Mayo Clinic, which will support future studies on polyps in order to prolong health by preventing pre-malignancy in the colon.ŽIdentifying characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancerFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TNS PHOTOA colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless, some can develop into colon cancer, which can be fatal if found too late.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has bene“ts for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318.Cancer support groupThe First United Methodist Church offers a faith-based cancer support group to all adult cancer survivors and their caregivers. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of each month at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, in room 9. New participants are always welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of their cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. Please contact Jane Sheppard via email at janesheppard@rocketmail. com with questions or to indicate your interest in becoming a part of this group as a participant, facilitator or resource. For more information on this and other ministries at First United Methodist Church, visit our website at www.whatis1st.com or call the church of“ce at 941-639-3842.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.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 outre ach 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.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 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty.org. Venice: The family support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of the month at Venice Health Park, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd., room 1283. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. For more information, call 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty. org. Sarasota: The family support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Beneva Christian Church, 4835 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty.org. 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I WILLCAREFOR YOURSASI DOMYOWN! DR. APTS, LITECLEANINGAND MEALPREP, ERRANDS& MUCH MORE. (941)-979-2887 MEDICAL6095 LIFT C HAIR, Pride Dark G reen Fabric, Excellent Condition! $250.obo 941-493-7166 (Venice) SCOOTER P r id e gogo new batteries very good $500 941-979-9257 MEDICAL6095 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! NEWS & NOTESNeuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ 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 Medicare Counseling Program 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 award-winning 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 239652-6900 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.”oridashine.org.Calling 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 darcy.woods@cchomelesscoalition.org. 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 RanchLee Health Offers Health and Wellness Programming in New Community Members 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, plantbased 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, 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.Minding Your MindMinding Your Mind: Cultivating the Practice of Mindfulness will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 15 at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. How often do you truly pay attention to your thoughts? Do you feel as though you are on auto-pilot most of the time, mindlessly moving from task to task? Join The Yoga Sanctuary and begin cultivating the practice of mindfulness in your life. Often described as paying attention, on purpose, and in the present moment, mindfulness practices bring balance, clarity, peacefulness, and presence into our daily lives. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques to cultivate mindfulness in all that you do. You will experience how being present in every given moment allows you to recognize the stories we tell ourselves, thus making new choices, breaking free from old patterns and creating more freedom in our lives. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.National ParkRX Day Yoga at the GardenCity of North Port Parks and Recreation will be hosting a yoga event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Garden of Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Blvd. North Port. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary chair massages after class. Bring your yoga mat or towel and water. For more information, call 941-429-3555.Gary Littlestar Masters and Visually Impaired TennisMasters and Visually Impaired Tennis clinics will continue on Saturdays, at the Rotonda Community Park tennis courts. Next up is April 21 then every other week from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., displaying the elements of spatial awareness and tactile skills important in the development of learning this recreational sport. The Littlestar program is truly the sport of a lifetime especially for Adults and Juniors of the impaired community. Special size rackets and two types of sound emitting balls will be provided. Sponsored by USTA Florida, OnCourt OffCourt Dallas Texas, and. West Charlotte County. For more information, call 941-698-9480, Dick Richards Masters Tennis Ambassador USTA Florida.Introduction to Yoga SeriesThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda offers this introduction to yoga series from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 17-May 22. No ”exibility required; all ages and body types welcome. This six-week series, limited to eight students, will walk you through the basics of yoga. Learn pose anatomy and alignment, ways to personalize the practice for speci“c issues or injuries, and the foundations of yoga philosophy. Each participant will receive a copy of Yoga Fan: Practice Guide for Everyday. Due to the small class size, which allows for individualized attention, pre-registration is required. Cost is $99. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941-505-9642.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.Mental health first aid training for adults assisting young peopleIn an effort to increase mental health literacy in our community, Lee Health is offering Mental Health First Aid training. A course is set from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the Healthy Life Center at the Wellness Center, 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral. There also will be a session from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at NEWS | 7FEELING FIT 6

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 31 the Healthy Life Center, 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero. Youth Mental Health First Aid gives people the tools to identify when an adolescent might be struggling with a mental health or substance abuse problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. This is a valuable course for anyone working or volunteering with youth between the ages of 1018, including teachers, coaches, medical staff, church youth advisors, sports club staff and camp counselors. Just as traditional “rst aid and CPR help even those without clinical training assist an individual during a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants in the program learn a “ve-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. For more information or to register to participate, call 239-343-6199 or email Richard.Keelan@ LeeHealth.org.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 tours „ featuring Pam Polowski, CDP, facility tours for families/caregivers and memory education and care consults on the Memory Mobile „ Alzheimers Association.Shoes for Kids benefit yard saleLexington Manor, 20480 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte, will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 to bene“t Shoes for Kids.Ž All proceeds will be donated to Shoes for Kids.Ž Bring a new pair of kids shoes and be entered to win a Samsung Tablet. For more information, call 941-766-7991.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 www.theyogasanctuary. biz 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.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.Art by the disABLEdArt by the disABLEdŽ will be on display from Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, June 1 in the Big Arts Phillips Art Gallery located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. As part of this show, an artists reception will be held at the in the Big Arts Phillips Art Gallery on Friday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art by the disABLEd is a program for individuals with disabilities who are looking for showcase and exhibition opportunities for their creative works. Each of Lee Healths hospitals maintains a gallery to display their artwork and the health system arranges an annual juried art show and assists disabled artists in participating in local art shows like the one in May at BIG ARTS. Arts in Healthcare is led by the program coordinator with the support of more than 75 volunteers, and the Art by the disABLEd program is funded by donations. If you would like more information about the Lee Healths Arts in Healthcare or the Art by the disABLEd program, 239-343-2633 or email to art@leehealth.org.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 www. theyogasanctuary.biz 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 mission „ 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 is 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 https:// gathr.us/screening/ reserve/22401. 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 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave, Punta Gorda. No fee. New member are requested to contact 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 941-204-1515 or email info@voiceaerobicsdvd. com.Voice Aerobics classSponsored by Neurochallenge Foundation for Parkinsons, Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli is held the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peace River Presbyterian Center, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port. Voice Aerobics is a whole body voice strengthening program combining voice practice with movement. The class provides education about speech and voice changes associated with Parkinsons, an introduction to vocal function exercises, and a setting for social interaction, support, and communication. There is no fee for classes. No prior speech therapy is required to join, and classes will focus on: vocal function exercise, speech practice, and methods to improve communication for people living with Parkinsons. To learn more, call 941-204-1515.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 941206-1580 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 fitness and faith in the revolutionary movement of Revelation Fitness. Come to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church at 21075 Quesada Ave., and youll find a group of smiling faces wiping the sweat off their brow during an intense workout meets worship experience. Revelation Fitness is the perfect fit 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 fitness ministry which has multiple affiliates 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 find out more information about Revelation Wellness, visit www. RevelationWellness.org.Diabetes/diet classesDr. John Janick/Map Weight Loss provides free diabetic teaching the third Friday of every month, a free diet cooking class the third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every month, and a free blood pressure and diabetic chocolate the third Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to set up a appointment, call 941-629-3366.Free bike ridesFree bicycle rides are offered at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday. All riders are welcome. Helmet is required. The rides depart from Acme Bicycle Shop, 615 Cross St., Suite 1116, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-639-2263Friendship Centers need volunteers in North PortThe Friendship Centers currently has a volunteer opening for Friendship at Home Volunteers in North Port. The Friendship at Home program matches volunteers with isolated seniors through telephone reassurance, the friendly visitor program and supportive intervention. Volunteers go through a background check and screening process. Training is provided. If you enjoy working with older adults and would be interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Robert Rogers at rrogers@ friendshipcenters.org or 941-556-3223.Mental health programVenice United Church of Christ is sponsoring a series of informational programs, on the fourth Thursday of the month, on the subject of mental health issues. The public is invited and there is no charge. Plan to join us in Naar Hall on the church campus at 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice. For additional information contact the church of“ce at 941-493-6741.Knock out ParkinsonsThis boxing program improves strength, fitness, hand-eye coordination, balance and agility aimed at helping Parkinsons patients. Taught by a certified USA Boxing coach, the program is offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at Charlotte Harbor Boxing Club (24710 Sandhill Blvd, Unit 803, near the Kings Highway exit of Interstate 75). Space is limited. Call 239-292-9230, www. parkinsonsneurochallenge.org/ or www.facebook.com/ CharlotteHarborBoxing Gymnasium/ for more information.Eye, ear careThe four Lions Clubs in the area offer eye exams, eye glasses and uninsured surgeries to prevent blindness in individuals with vision impairments. Those living in Punta Gorda can contact Bill Ringelstein at 941-637-9979; those in Port Charlotte can contact Terri Smith at 941-391-1203; in Englewood, contact Gary Nieskes at 941-7867778; and in North Port contact Penny Gregrich at 941-740-2860. The Punta Gorda Lions Foundation has received funding to provide hearing exams and hearing aids to those anywhere in Charlotte County who need assistance with hearing problems. To determine eligibility, please contact Bill Ringelstein, Punta Gorda Lions at 941-637-9979.Respite careJoin A Special PlaceŽ a Burnt Store Presbyterian Church program for seniors and those with memory loss. This group respite program offers high quality day care for Alzheimers and other dementia clients while providing necessary time off for their caregivers. The program is held from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact us if you would like to get more information on how to become a volunteer. Donations of craft materials, games, videos and other program supplies are always appreciated. Donations can be made at the church of“ce. For more information contact the church of“ce at 941-639-0001 during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by e-mail to of“ce@ bspconline.org.Online parenting classBayfront Baby Place at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte recently expanded its offering of educational resources for new parents. During their stay at Bayfront Baby Place, new moms (and dads) have been able to enjoy educational programming in their room on the television network, The Newborn Channel. Now, patients can also access this programming online and on mobile devices. The Newborn Channel offers several informative programs on topics such as newborn, infant, and mom care, siblings and family life, and worklife balance. For more information on how to access The Newborn Channel online programming, call 941-637-2497.Pulmonary diet nutrition classA free pulmonary diet nutrition class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Seating is limited so call 941-6372497 to register.NEWSFROM PAGE 6FEELING FIT 7

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Page 32 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 female graduates, including actress and director Penny Marshall, U.S. Representative and social activist Bella Abzug, ventriloquist and entertainer Shari Lewis, Tony Award winner Isabel Bigley, two members of the SWB (Sisters With Voices) trio, Coko (Cheryl Gamble and Leanne LeleeŽ Lyonsm, and another Nobel Prize winner, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, who shared the 2077 Physiology or Medicine award 11 years before Elion won the same prize. Elion wrote her biography after winning the Nobel Prize, and her story is available at Noble website, nobelprize.org. It makes for fascinating reading. I was born in New York City on a cold January night when the water pipes in our apartment froze and burst,Ž Elion recalled. Fortunately, my mother was in the hospital rather than at home at the time. My father emigrated from Lithuania to the United States at the age of 12. He received his higher education in New York City and graduated in 1914 from the New York University School of Dentistry. My mother came at the age of 14 from a part of Russia which, after the war, became Poland; she was only 19 when she was married to my father. My first seven years were spent in a large apartment in Manhattan where my father had his dental office, with our living quarters adjoining it.Ž The moved to the Bronx shortly after Elions brother was born. There were still many open lots where children could play and large parks, including the Bronx Zoo, to which I was very much devoted,Ž Elion wrote. My brother and I had a happy childhood. We went to a public school within walking distance of our house. Our classrooms were generally quite crowded, but we received a good basic education.Ž Katharine Dexter McCormick was a biologist, suffragette and philanthropist. As heir to a substantial part of the McCormick family fortune (International Harvester), she funded most of the research necessary to develop the first birth control pill. She put up $4 million of her own money to finance the invention of the first oral contraceptive called Enovid, first marketed in 1960,Ž said Dr. Klein. She planned to attend medical school, but instead married Stanley Robert McCormick, the youngest son of Cyrus McCormick (he of McCormick reaper fame and founder of International Harvester). Kathy was rich, pretty, and smart,Ž said Dr. Klein. She graduated summa from Princeton and was all set to be a doctor. Her husband said that it was too much work, so she went to MIT and became the first female graduate. She basically invented the science of neuro-endocrinology.Ž Neuro-endocrinology is the study of interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, and McCormicks interest grew out of her determinations to find a cure for her husbands schizophrenia. She established the Neuroendocrine Research Foundation at Harvard Medical School in 1927. It was the “rst U.S institute to launch research on the link between endocrinology and mental illness. I would put her up there with Madame Curie,Ž said Dr. Klein. McCormicks work for gender equality began at MIT, which she successfully challenged a requirement that female students wear feathered hats, arguing that the hats were a “re hazard when worn in the laboratory. In 1909, she spoke at the “rst outdoor rally for womens suffrage in Massachusetts. She became vice president and treasurer of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and later, after the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, served as vice president of the League of Women Voters. Working with Margaret Sanger and other social activists promoting the legalization of birth control, McCormick smuggled diaphragms from Europe to New York City for Sangers Clinical Research Bureau. Sanger introduced her to Gregory Goodwin Pincus, who was working on a hormonal birth control method. She funded Pincus development of The Pill,Ž which the FDA approved for menstrual disorders in 1947 and contraception in 1960. You can imagine what went on with this work,Ž said Dr. Klein, who came to this inarguable conclusion: I would say that as a female, shes more important as a role model than Kim Kardashian.Ž Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ gmail.com.MEARNSFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT 8 “fth „ and eighthmost proli“c killers of Americans, r espectively. And osteoarthritis and diabetes leapfrogged a wide range of conditions to become more important causes of Americans disability. Health care costs linked to diabetes ate up close to 5 percent of all U.S. spending on health care, the study noted. That diabetes-related bill was 6.1 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 1996. Meanwhile, two perennial complaints „ back pain and depression „ remained the leading causes of disability among Americans. In a country where mental healthcare is disorganized, stigmatized and inaccessible to most, 10 million U.S. adults live with a serious mental condition, and more than 7 million people younger than 18 experience a serious emotional disturbance. All told, three risk factors claimed the highest toll in terms of years lived with a disability in 2016. Tobacco consumption loomed largest in 32 states. Excess weight was the leading cause of disability in 10 states (including California). And in eight states and the District of Columbia, alcohol and drug use contributed most heavily to residents disabilities. The authors of the new report note with alarm that while tobacco use is waning in the United States, rates of obesity and metabolic problems such as high fasting glucose are steadily increasing.Ž Thats despite an uptick seen in physical activity, which was, alas, not enough to control weight gain.Ž These two risk factors pose unique challenges in the United States given that, unabated, they have the potential to change the health trajectory for individuals in many states,Ž the researchers wrote. This study calls for renewed effort to control weight gain at the community levelŽ„ shifting diet and exercise patterns by changing policies that contribute to Americans decisions about food consumption and physical activity. In 2014, Americans life expectancy ranked 43rd in the world, despite the U.S. spending more per person on healthcare than any other country in the world. In their editorial, Koh and Parekh diagnosed a disconnectŽ between the nations extravagant health care spending and its tenuous improvements in health. They suggested a root cause: Compared to other af”uent nations, the United States underspends on social services relative to its investment in medical care, they wrote. The pair cited earlier “ndings by their Global Burden of Disease colleagues: that 60 percent of life-expectancy variation at the county level in the U.S. relates to socioeconomic and race/ ethnicity factors. Koh and Parekh suggested that policymakers can use the comprehensive assessment to reconsider the current dismal national stance toward disease prevention.Ž Health care spending is strongly driven by medical conditions that could be reduced or averted with better preventive care and programs that promote healthier choices, they wrote. But such public-health programs have been long overlooked and underinvested,Ž they added. Public health programs currently receive only an estimated 2.5 percent of U.S. health care dollars, and a broadly de“ned raft of prevention programs commands less than 9 percent of the amount spent on health care. Meanwhile, they noted, the countrys “rst-ever dedicated stream of funding for public-health programs „ which was established by the 2010 Affordable Care Act „ is under threat. The Prevention and Public Health Fund, always short of its intended $2 billion annual budget, has just been cut again in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.Ž Much un“nished business faces the nation collectively and at the state level,Ž Koh and Parekh wrote.STATEFROM PAGE 1 During the months of April and May, the Cultural Center of Charlotte Countys Fitness Center will be offering all of its new members a free “tness assessment. A personalized training program will also be created for each new member. This program will include one, or more, of the following: weight reduction, pot belly reduction, balance improvement, muscle strengthening, ”exibility improvement, stress management and cardiovascular improvement. This service is being offered to the general public. It is also directed at those persons who have tried, unsuccessfully in the past, to improve their “tness or health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. On the other hand, inactive adults have a higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Joining a gym is, in most cases, a step towards improving ones “tness and/or health. With that said, it is also possible for one to attend a gym for a long time, yet fail to reach an established goal or even see signi“cant results. The truth is, attending a gym „ even when much effort and time are contributed „ is no guarantee to success. Getting the most from ones gym experience requires proper planning, adequate preparation, an attitude that fosters success, and, in many cases, the services of a certi“ed and competent “tness professional. At the Cultural Centers Fitness Center, we do all in our power to help ensure your success. Over the years, we have offered the following tips to potential and new members. These tips have proved helpful to many and may be used as you plan (or re-plan) and prepare to improve your “tness and health. As a “rst step, determine your purpose for joining a gym. Is it to get in shape, lose weight, forge a more attractive body or is it something else? Next, discuss your decision to improve your “tness or health with your physician. Much guidance and help can be had when this is done. With your purpose in mind, visit a number of gyms to determine the best one for you. The one you select should be favorable to your schedule and should provide the equipment and other services required to help you reach your goal. Be wary of any contract you are asked to sign. Read it carefully to ensure that you will be paying only what you are to pay and that you will not be tricked into a long term commitment that is unfavorable to you. The amount you pay to attend a gym should be affordable to you. The inability to pay the recurring dues required to maintain an active status at a particular gym is a common reason why many people abandon (or decrease) their “tness or health improvement efforts. The good news is, a number of programs exist to help you attend a vast number of gyms absolutely free. Silver Sneakers is one such program. It is free to you if your health plan offers it. Contact your health insurance provider to determine if it carries Silver Sneakers. You may also wish to contact us at the Cultural Centers Fitness Center (941-6254175 ext. 263) to determine your eligibility for Silver Sneakers or for additional information on the program. Your “rst few days at the gym are important ones. Normally, you will be given a tour of the facility and be introduced to the various pieces of equipment. Also, a training program will be established for you. This program is vital to your success and should not be taken lightly. Some gyms will create a program for you that is based on a standard template. Such a program often lacks the personal touch that can help to make it an effective one. To improve your chances for success, it is important that you secure a personalizedŽ training program. Some gyms will assign you a temporary personal trainer. He/she will work with you until you are comfortable using the equipment. From that point on, you are „ basically „ on your own. In such a situation, it would be to your advantage to secure the services of a certi“ed personal trainer who is capable of creating the correct program for you and guiding you towards success. In many cases, a few paid sessions are all you would really need. Once you become familiar with the program you can continue training on your own. As you strive to reach your goal, keep the following in mind: train three or more times each week, each session should be 45 minutes or longer and should include a variety of activities, be patient, train to acquire results progressively and consider safety. The truth is, success at the gym will depend, primarily, on you. The time and effort you contribute to the experience, plus your general attitude, are the elements that will help to ensure your success. For additional information or to join the Cultural Centers Fitness Center, visit the center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, or call 941625-4175. ext. 263.Improve your “tness and healthBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDKen Donihue, Vietnam veteran and Fitness Center member of ve years, uses the chest press machine. CONCERT!SP119414The Real Local NewspaperLet'sGo! Let'sGo! Let'sGo!TO A Check Our Local Listings Only in the...

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page FEELING FIT 9 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. wordpress.com or on Facebook: Tops Chapter 0828.Veterans support groupDuring World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. In our most recent conflicts, less American soldiers have been killed, but 25 percent are returning injured; 154,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night; and the suicide rate has skyrocketed to 18 every day. The members of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., they will be at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana R oad, in Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to meet with them there. The church can be reached at 941-6971747 or gulfcoveumc@ gmail.com, and their website is http:// GulfCoveChurch.com.Womens cancer support groupCelebrate Life womens cancer support group meets at 10 a.m. on the first 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 941-575-6765 to learn a little more about Celebrate Life.To submit information about your support group, email the details to FeelingFit@su n-herald. com. SUPPORT GROUPSTribune News Service Is there a lot of tension in your relationships? Its a fact that other people can drive us a little crazy; however, the only control we have is to take control of ourselves. We all need to become more emotionally mature. This means we will set boundaries with others, steer them to productive behaviors, and reach out for help if the going gets too rough for us. How we manage ourselves in relation to other people is the key to sanity. Otherwise, we will have a rocky experience every step of the way in life. How do we do this? We practice emotional maturityŽ until it becomes second nature to us. Evolving upward to a higher level of emotional well-being requires these kinds of changes: 1. You have to respect everyone „ even your worst enemies. Why? You can only conquer problems with people if you know how their minds work. You have to study them and become the voice of reason. 2. You have to learn to push the pause button. All of us have come close to shouting profanities or making fun of someone. To be mature, though, you have to put yourself in slow motion. You can always act ugly later. Pausing means you take time to think things through. 3. You have to invent new solutions no one has thought of. You help the tension and chaos by making up your mind to plan productive outcomes. My husband is a veteran with posttraumatic stress syndrome,Ž says an acquaintance of ours well call Patty. When he loses his cool, it sets my brain on “re. So, about a year ago, I invented an option for him to blow off steam.Ž Patty explained to us that she sits down with her husband every night for about 20 minutes. She helps him verbalize his concerns. When he knows I fully realize his back pain is getting to him, and other issues as well,Ž says Patty, my listening and understanding seem to take some pressure off him. He doesnt blow his top nearly as often as he once did.Ž Having emotional maturity requires each of us to carefully work through a process to “x things. One-step quantum leaps seldom work, if things are really bad in a given situation For example, if your son is abusing alcohol or your friend is having terrible “nancial problems, dont offer simple “xes. Never insult other people with comments such as: You need to get some help.Ž Instead, maturely offer your help. Ask, Would you like me to help you work through this problem?Ž Encourage the other person and never run ahead of him or her. Be mature enough to see problem-solving as a slow, deliberate process. When we advise readers to respect even your worst enemies,Ž we are stating the importance of “guring out a process to deal with them. But, even for a second, do not confuse yourself with the police, drug task force, or the judge in your local courtroom. Make sure you call for the right help. A man well call Thomas once had some dangerous criminals living in one of his rental properties. I wanted to put him out myself,Ž says Thomas. But, I found a local constable who steered me on what actions to take. The only reason I got the bad guys out was that I kept my cool. 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Page 34 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 FEELING FIT 10 From professional athletes to recreational leagues and young children enjoying their “rst season of t-ball, sports offer a fun way to stay active and healthy. But to keep athletes eyes on the ball, protective eyewear is essential to protect eyes from serious injuries and vision loss. During Sports Eye Safety Month this April, Dr. Neil Zusman reminds the public to protect their eyes when enjoying athletic activities. Each year ophthalmologists „ medical doctors who specialize in medical and surgical eye care „ attend to more than 40,000 sports-related eye injuries. The eye is very delicate, and a misjudged catch or a ”ying elbow can cause serious injuries ranging from black eyes and corneal abrasions, to intraocular hemorrhage, retinal detachments, and fractured eye sockets. Some eye injuries are very serious and may require emergency surgery or result in permanent vision loss. Unfortunately, approximately one-third of eye-injury victims are children. The good news is that 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. To prevent sports-related eye injuries, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that all athletes wear appropriate, sport-speci“c protective eyewear. Choose eyewear made from polycarbonate materials for the highest level of impact protection, since they can withstand a ball or other projectile traveling at 90 miles per hour. Whether or not a sporting league requires protective eyewear, wearing it can save vision. Most sporting leagues dont require children to wear eye protection, so parents must insist that their children wear eye protection when they play. As an ophthalmologist, the last thing I want is for my patients to end up in emergency eye surgery after a sports event,Ž said Dr. Zusman. The eyes are very delicate and vulnerable, and sports-related eye injuries can be devastating. It is extremely important for athletes of all ages and in any sport to protect their eyes with protective eyewear.Ž If a black eye, pain or visual problem occurs after a blow, contact your ophthalmologist, or seek emergency medical help immediately. For more information about keeping eyes safe from injuries, visit www. geteyesmart.org. Zusman Eye Care Center is a state of the art facility providing a variety of services ranging from routine eye exams to medical and surgical treatment of eye disease. Dr. Zusman specializes in no stitch, no needle, no patch cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. He also performs laser surgery and eyelid surgery. Additional interests include glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular trauma/injuries. Zusman Eye Care Center is located at 3430 Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-624-4500. Sports related eye injuries affect thousands each yearBy NEIL B. ZUSMAN, M.D., FACS ZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTERToby Willis gave up on medical miracles long ago. The Seattle mans eyesight started deteriorating when he was just a kid and couldnt “gure out why he kept crashing into things. By the time he was in his early 40s, Willis visual world had dimmed to shadows and silhouettes. Still, he refused to obsess over scienti“c advances. I made it a point not to go down those rabbit holes, to be chasing that pipe dream,Ž Willis said. Nevertheless, the possibility that something might be on the horizon occasionally tickled at the back of his mind. So Willis checked in with his eye doctor late last year, setting in motion a train of events that culminated March 20 at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) when he became the “rst adult to undergo the “rst gene therapy approved in the U.S. for treatment of an inherited disease. The medication, called Luxturna, is injected in the eye and uses a harmless virus to deliver working versions of a gene to the cells of patients whose own genes are defective. It targets a single, rare mutation, but has raised hopes that after decades of disaster and disappointment, a wave of gene therapies for other disorders is on the way. At the same time, Luxturnas staggering price tag of $425,000 per eye is raising questions about who can afford the newest medical technologies „ and whether the results will justify the costs. Willis already knows it wont be a miracle cure for him. The therapy is expected to work best in children diagnosed early, before disease causes irreversible damage to their eyes. In Willis case, doctors hope it will keep the 44-year-old software engineers eyesight from getting worse and „ perhaps „ improve his ability to distinguish objects and navigate the world. As much as I would love to have a full range of 20-20 vision, thats not realistic for me,Ž Willis said. But to be able to recognize my “ances face or see my guide dog, or maybe enjoy a more rich experience in my travels and hiking „ that would be a big deal.Ž Without the surgery, Willis disease would eventually extinguish his eyesight altogether. For physicians who have helplessly watched patients like Willis go blind, even an imperfect treatment represents a breakthrough. For gene-therapy researchers, its a thrilling validation. I think this is a game changer,Ž said Timothy Cherry, whos exploring different ways to repair inherited forms of blindness at Seattle Childrens Research Institute. What I see as inspiring is that this shows us that the fundamental idea works.ŽResourceful patientWillis grew up in rural Tennessee, where he played and worked on his familys farm. By middle school he had to sit at the front of the class to see the board. Doctors diagnosed retinitis pigmentosa, a range of disorders that relentlessly erode the biological machinery of sight. His mother, a nurse, launched her son on a crash course in Blindness 101: mastering Braille, learning to navigate blindfolded, practicing with a cane. When Willis encountered job discrimination, he started his own industrial maintenance business. People were scared to hire me because my eyes didnt work perfectly,Ž he said. It forced me to be entrepreneurial and forge my own ways.Ž Seeking greater independence, a progressive community and better mass transit, he moved to Seattle in 2006 with his first guide dog at his side. In his new home, Willis created a nonprofit called Independence Guide Dogs, to train animals and match them with owners. His long-standing fascination with computer technology and frustration with the roadblocks it presents to people with disabilities landed him a job at Expedia, where he works to make the online travel-booking site accessible to all. The companys generous health benefits covered the cost of having both eyes treated with Luxturna. But first, Willis had to get tested in Seattle to find out if his vision loss was caused by a defective version of a gene called RPE65, which is vital for recycling molecules used to convert light into the electrical signals the brain processes into images. The geneticist was giddy when she called to tell Willis he carried the mutation found in only about 1,000 to 2,000 Americans, knowing it meant he might benefit from the new therapy. The disorder caused by the mutation is called Leber congenital amaurosis, a more precise diagnosis than Willis got as a teen in Tennessee. Just seven medical centers in the country are approved by Luxturnas developer, Spark Therapeutics, to deliver the treatment. Willis picked The Vision Center at CHLA, which offers the therapy to children and adults, and headed there as soon as possible. My doctor said, Time is retinal cells. The longer I wait, the more I have to lose,Ž he said. His left-eye surgery came a few hours after 13-year-old Jack Hogan in Boston became the countrys first Luxturna patient outside of clinical trials. Willis right eye was treated on March 27.Exacting procedureThe procedure takes only about an hour, but the level of precision required is nerve-wracking, said CHLA Vision Center surgeon and researcher Dr. Aaron Nagiel. With a tiny light illuminating the inside of the eyeball, he had to thread a needle through an inserted port and inject a .3 milliliter drop of viral solution between the photosensitive rodand-cone layer of the retina and an underlying layer, called the retinal pigment epithelium, where the RPE65 gene carries out its mission. If something goes wrong, theres a single backup vial of the costly ”uid. Each injection contains about 150 billion viruses, which invade the target cells and deposit goodŽ genes into their nuclei. In clinical trials, 27 out of 29 patients experienced improvements in eyesight that lasted at least a year, and more than 70 percent were able to navigate better in very low light. Some participants experienced dramatic revelations, like seeing the stars for the first time. One patients vision got worse. The treatment can trigger cataracts, but thats not a problem for Willis. Cataracts are common in people with his condition, possibly triggered by in”ammation, so he already had his cloudy lenses replaced with clear, synthetic versions. In some ways Im the perfect patient,Ž he said. Ive lost enough vision that the risk-bene“t ratio is much more tilted toward the bene“t side.Ž The eye also presents a perfect stormŽ of favorable conditions for the “rst gene-therapy success after nearly 30 years of failed attempts, Cherry said. The entire “eld of research was nearly derailed in 1999, when a runaway immune response killed an 18-year-old man in a trial treatment for a liver disorder. In 2003, an experimental gene therapy for the immune de“ciency called bubble boyŽ syndrome activated cancer-causing genes and triggered leukemia in two children. Immune response is muted in the eye, so theres little chance the gene-carrying virus will trigger rejection, Cherry explained. And because the virus used in Luxturna doesnt insert its genes directly into the host cells chromosomes, the danger of switching on disease genes is low. The eye is also a small target, which means a small drug dose. And decades of basic research on the causes of blindness laid a solid foundation for the breakthrough by identifying culprit genes and “guring out how they work. Gene therapies for several other inherited diseases are already in the pipeline, including against sickle cell disease and a type of muscular dystrophy. Common eye disorders, like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, will be tougher to tackle because they involve multiple genes as well as lifestyle factors, Cherry cautioned. We have high hopes that we can push on these sorts of technologies and deliver more treatments in the future, but its important to be realistic,Ž he said. Its still wait and see Days after his “rst treatment, Willis said he already noticed that his world seemed brighter, as if more light was getting through. Edges appeared a little crisper. The full bene“ts wont be clear for another month, and Willis is trying to keep his hopes in check. Even if all the treatment does is stop further deterioration, Willis says that would make it worthwhile to him. This is really the only treatment we have for this devastating, progressive form of blindness,Ž Nagiel said. But one of the biggest uncertainties is how long the bene“ts will last. The latest data from Sparks Therapeutics, which hasnt yet been published, extends out three years. The mother of a 5-year-old boy with the same genetic mutation recently discussed the treatment with Nagiel. Her main worry is that her son would be devastated if his eyesight cleared, only to be lost again after a few years. I had never thought of that,Ž Nagiel said. But its a concern „ and we dont have the answers yet.ŽMedical breakthrough: Seattle man is first adult to get new gene therapy for visionBy SANDI DOUGHTONTHE SEATTLE TIMES COURTESY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELESDr. Aaron Nagiel, of The Vision Center at C hildrens Hospital Los Angeles, examines Seattle resident Toby Willis right eye on the morning after Willis received his second gene-therapy treatment. Willis was the rst adult to get the treatment since its approval, and hopes it will keep his progressive vision loss from getting worse, and perhaps lead to slight improvements. 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.Breastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the “rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, Arielle.Ball@FLHealth.gov or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee. thumm@gmail.com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307. SUPPORT GROUPS

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 35 FEELING FIT 11The Isles Yacht Club held a variety of competitive activities in March to benefit the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participants competed in bocce, billiards and tennis tournaments. Sailors and sailors-atheart competed in the Leukemia Cup Regatta and the Model Sailboat Regatta. The BBQ Bash and silent auction held after the Regatta alone raised a record amount of $18,000. In addition IYC also co-sponsored the two day event, Pedal & Play in Paradise, with Team Punta Gorda. IYCs share of the proceeds was also donated to LLS. The “nal tally of total funds raised will be announced in May. The Isles Yacht Club is located at 1780 W. Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. For more information call 941-639-1639 or visit www.islesyc.com. Benet for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyProvided by DIANA LEHR ISLES YACHT CLUB MARCH LLS ACTIVITIES Bocce player Bill Eggert Tennis player Deb Sween Tennis player Asteway Adams Tennis player David Preston Tennis player Bob Madean Bocce player Amy Felton PHOTOS PROVIDEDBocce player Donnie Bullock Bocce score keeper Lynne Armstrong Tennis tourney players Kathy Head (hitting), Leah Vogle (right), Mona Vieregg (receiving);

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Individuals change jobs for many reasons, including greater professional satisfaction, money or a change of location. The financial experts at The Balance say that people change jobs more frequently than many people may think, noting todays average worker changes jobs 12 times during his or her career. It is not uncommon for workers to change careers several times in a lifetime. The notion that the job a person starts out in directly after graduation is the one that he or she will have for the rest of his or her life „ or at the very least, several years „ is no longer the norm. Many younger workers migrate between jobs for greater compensation and fulfillment. Older workers, too, are faced with career stagnation. A survey from the University of Phoenix School of Business found 59 percent of working adults say theyre interested in taking the leap of a midlife career change. Once the idea for a career change has been planted in a persons mind, he or she may be anxious to jump right in. However, career coaches and other experts say that it is better to take the transition slowly and confirm that changing careers is truly the path to take. Finding the right time for the transition is equally important. These steps can help professionals as they decide if the time is right to change careers. € Research the job market. Look into the industries for the field you are considering. Is it the right time for success in this field? Industries tend to ebb and flow. Do not leave a job only to find the next career has few, if any, openings. Job growth projections are available through resources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. € Assess your likes and dislikes. Another area of consideration is what you like to do. Leaving a job may be based around finding a career that caters to your interests. Make a list of the types of careers you find appealing. To get help, take a career assessment quiz online. € Dont choose a career based on salary alone. Monster. com says that being financially strategic when choosing a new career is important, but shouldnt be the only factor. Your personal values, experience and other factors such as family should weigh heavily into your decision as well. € Use your network. The notion that its not what you know, but who you knowŽ has some truth to it. Successful job-seekers continually expand their professional contacts. This is achieved by going to informational interviews, attending trade association meetings and reviewing trade publications. Target people who work at the companies where you see yourself, so you can get the inside track about job openings. € Get new skills. Learn which skills you have that are transferrable to a new career and which ones you may need to acquire. Take a course or two or sign up for training seminars. Dont immediately assume you need to return to school before investigating other, less costly avenues. Changing jobs and careers takes effort, but the results can be worth it in the long run. METRO CREATIVE for a Successful career Advice adno=719480 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ solarishealthcare.vikus.net NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 Limited Time offer! adno=719481

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Page 38 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 2 Graduation season can be an exciting time for college students. As their time on campus draws to a close, students may be anxious to put their education to use and enter the workforce. In recent years, newly minted college graduates faced dif“cult job markets. But a 2017 survey from the online jobs and professional resources website CareerBuilder found that 74 percent of employers intended to hire recent college graduates that year, marking a 7 percent increase from the year prior. Recent graduates and students on the cusp of donning their caps and gowns may be entering a healthier job market than the one that greeted grads as recently as a few years ago, but grads should still take steps to bolster their chances of “nding work as graduation nears. € Use the resources at your disposal. The “nal months and weeks of college are “lled with distractions. In addition to “nal exams, students may be tempted to “ll their “nal weeks with social engagements and extracurricular activities as they try to squeeze every last ounce of fun out of their college experiences. But students also should book appointments with their schools career services of“ces. Such of“ces can help students prepare their resumes. Career services of“ces also can help students as they search for jobs, internships or other opportunities. Career services staffs also may coach students on interview preparation. € Gather references. Strong references can help students stand out in crowded job markets. Businesses typically request at least three references, none of which can be family members. Professors, current or past bosses or volunteer program supervisors who can speak to applicants work ethics and attitudes can make for strong references. It can take time to contact and gather information from prospective references, so students who start early wont experience any lag time when they begin looking for work. € Get ready to dress the part. Graduates must dress the part when going on job interviews. Both men and women should purchase appropriate interview attire if they dont already have any. Do so in advance of graduation so you arent caught off guard by opportunities to interview. € Find a home. Soonto-be-graduates can help themselves by studying up on which cities boast thriving job markets and which seem to have few opportunities. Cities may have especially strong job markets for certain majors. Students who research job markets and how geography factors into their job searching equation can then begin to develop a postgraduation housing plan. Some companies may prefer local candidates, so it might be to grads advantage to move to certain cities even before theyve been offered a job. Such students can rely on temporary, part-time or seasonal employment to pay their bills until they “nd full-time work in their chosen “elds. Students on the cusp of graduating from college can employ various strategies as their college careers wind down to increase their chances of landing a job. Tips for students as graduation approachesMETRO CREATIVE The next step for many after graduation is to “nd a job that “ts with graduates career goals. Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are “nally ready to enter the real worldŽ and land their “rst professional job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics advises that earning a college degree can greatly improve a persons chance of landing a job. The more education a person receives, the lower his or her prospects of being unemployed become. The BLS said that, as of 2014, individuals with a bachelors degree could earn on average $1,101 per week, compared to $668 for persons with high school diplomas. Those with bachelors degrees had a 3.5 percent unemployment rate compared to 6 percent for those with only high school diplomas. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that roughly 2 million students earn bachelors degrees each year. Many others will go on to earn masters or doctorates before entering the workforce. As the economy continues to improve, job prospects follow suit. According to a job outlook from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers had plans to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates in 2015 than in 2014. The growth of businesses and the rising rate of retiring Baby Boomers has spurred employment prospects. Landing a job postgraduation requires diligence on the part of new grads, and the following are a handful of ways to make those pursuits more successful. € Hit the ground running. Its tempting for recent grads to take the summer off and have a lax approach to job hunting after all of the hard work they put into their education. But recent grads can get a head start on their competition by beginning their searches immediately after earning their degrees. Create a list of a few target companies you have your eye on, and then tap into your network to “nd a contact at each company and reach out to that contact directly. € Focus on a career path. Prospective employers prefer that applicants have some certainty regarding the types of jobs they are looking for. Take a career assessment test or work with a career counselor to narrow down the “elds and positions that speak to you. Avoid the Im willing to do or learn anythingŽ approach to job applications. Employers may see that as desperation. € Dont rely entirely on the Internet. Oftentimes, landing a good job requires reaching out to people in person. In a MonsterCollege survey, 78 percent of job-seekers said networking was a factor in their job searches. Standing out from the crowd may involve physically standing out. Attend conferences or speeches from people who work at the companies youre investigating. Dont be afraid to shake some hands and introduce yourself to others. € Think about what you can offer to prospective employers. Narrow down your speci“c skills and customize your resumes or cover letters to the speci“c talents you can offer each potential employer. Use examples that illustrate these skills from past school courses, volunteerism or part-time jobs. Your quirks,Ž like being the most punctual person in your group of friends, may turn out to be the skill an employer admires the most. Consider developing a career portfolio that highlights your past achievements. € Do your homework before an interview or networking opportunity. Always be prepared before an interview or when meeting with someone you are soliciting for job help. Research the company and know its background so you have an idea of how the company runs. Keep a list of questions at the ready. A knowledge of the company can help you stand out from other applicants.Employment: The next step after graduationMETRO CREATIVE JOBS CLASSIFIEDS adno=719482

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We are Looking for at Least 1 Year of Experience, However, we Will Train the Right Individual. Maintenance Operators Line Cook Dishwasher Beverage Cart Attendant Server Bartender Apply in Person to Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port 34288 or Email Resume asanchez@ golfthenational.com PREP COOK COOK DISHWASHERSNEEDED AM/PM Experienced Apply in Person Winks Old Town Grill 451 S. Indiana Ave, Englewood 2040 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL PREP COOK, DISHWASHER, & EXP. LINE COOK NEEDED. T OLLS P AID SOUTHBEACHBAR& GRILLBOCAGRANDE941-964-0765 WANTEDEXPD, TEAM MEMBERS HOSTS, SERVERS & BARTENDERS For Busy Waterfront Restaurant Apply in Person: White Elephant Pub 1855 Gulf Blvd. Englewood WANTEDEXPD, TEAM MEMBERS HOSTS, SERVERS & BARTENDERS For Busy Waterfront Restaurant Apply in Person: White Elephant Pub 1855 Gulf Blvd. Englewood 2050 SKILLED TRADES CDL CLASS A SEMI DRIVER to Haul Trees & Assist w/ Loading. Exp. of Equip. Operating. 941-706-5916 Habla Espanol SIGN ON BONUS LABORERS/TRUCK DRIVERS HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC BACKHOE, DOZER, LOADER OPERATORS WHEEL TRACTOR OPERATOR LABOR/ROLLER OPERATOR PUNCH OUT CREW/WILL TRAIN SKILLED CONCRETE FINISHERS TAILMAN/TOPMAN Apply: 3801 N Orange Ave SRQ, FL 34234 jobsatderrTWO@gmail.com EOE CGC-1514997 IMMEDIATE O PENIN G SMALL ENGINE 2 CYCLE TECH for Chenango Supply in PG. Experience preferred. will train right person. High volume. Abilty to multi task a must. DFWP. 941-637-1165 or Email Resume: chenango@ chenangosupply.biz LEAD ELECTRICIAN E xper i enced with Residential and Com mercial, MUST have CLEAN Driving Record. F/T with 401K, Medical, Paid Vacation and Holi days. Apply in person 7am-4pm M-F. 7293 Gasparilla Rd. P.C. DFWP & No Phone Calls Please Plaster / Stucco / Punch-out Needed. Must have valid DL and able to drive a company vehicle or have reliable transportation for work. Pay based on Experience. Email Resume: kristin@elitestucco.net Or Call (941) 743…7266 PRESS OPERATORSun Coast Press, a rapidly growing daily and commercial printing shop, has the following full time employment opportunity. PRESS OPERATOR Minimum of 5 years experience operating a Goss urbanite or community single width press. Willingness to work day/night shift, weekends & holidays. Must be proficient with back to back color registration, folder/ 1/4 folder operations. Knowledge of autom atic pasters and stacker operations a plus. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline and quality oriented environment. We offer health insurance, AFLAC, paid holidays, PTO, 401K. We are a drug & nicotine free workplace. Preemployment drug & nicotine screening required. Interested candidates please send your resume to Robin Marotta Production Manager atrmarotta@suncoastpress.com S HUTTER A SS EMBLY & WAREHOUSE HELP FT/PT for installation/manufacturing of Hurricane Shutters. FL Drivers lic. required. Exp. helpful but will train the right person. (941)-485-5878 Venice 2050 SKILLED TRADES TIRE CHANGER $500-$600 PER WEEK w/DL. Call 941-639-5681 TRUCK DRIVERS EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABORERS DFWP Apply: DM Construction 3801 Henry St. Punta Gorda. 2060 MANAGEMENT Classified Telephone Sales Manager Do you love inside Telephone Sales? Would you like a well-known first-class product with repeat customers to sell to? The market-leading Sun newspaper is looking for a leader who can both sell individually and coach their inside sales team of five people.CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGis an important part of Sun Newspapers success, and due to a retirement of our current manager, the primary leadership position in the classified advertising department of Sun Newspapers is available. This position is a sales management position that includes all major classifications: employment, real estate, automotive, services, and merchandise as well as obituary sales and public notices including legal advertising. This leadership position requires telephone sales management experience, coordination and management of daily operations of telephone sales, budgeting, and forecasting. The position requires superior customer service skills and an understanding of customer needs, as you will deal with local businesses and private party customers regularly. Daily classifieds, obituaries, and public notices are handled through proprietary software that facilitates both a print and online solution, therefore, the best candidate wil l have computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel) and must understand what available technologies capabilities are and how utilization at the maximum level will help to create revenue success. We offer: Competitive salary plus bonus opportunities Health and dental insurance Paid time off 401(k) Training Stable and secure company with advancement opportunities. We are a drug and nicotine free workplace. Pre-employment drug/ nicotine testing required.Please send your resume to: Sun Newspapers Glen Nickerson Publisher 23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980 gnickerson@sun-herald.com 2070 SALES FRONT COUNTER SALES PERSON for Chenango Supply in PG. Knowledge in construction supply & hardware a plus. Fast paced, high volume. Must be able to multi-task. DFWP. 941-637-1165 or Email Resume: chenango@ chenangosupply.biz 2090 CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER Needed FT/PT (941)-484-8707 Venice 2100 GENERAL FRONT DESK, & HOUSEKEEPING, EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Apply in Person to:DAYS INN 1941TamiamiTrl. Port Charlotte 2100 GENERAL Are you organized? Do you like people? Are you a problem solver?We are looking for a full-time CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL! Not your "run of the mill" customer service person who can answer the phone but one who makes a difference with every customer they interact with! We are a stable company that is looking to grow and we need your help! We offer benefits: Health Insurance, paid vacation, 401(k), pleasant working conditions, in a company that values it's employees and it's customers. Proficiency in Excel, Word, interpersonal communication required as well as the desire to help our company grow as a member of the team! Position is located in Venice. We are a drug and nicotine free work place. Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required. Please send res ume to: JOBS.SWFLORIDAINC.COM AREYOURETIREDANDMISSINGSOMETHINGINYOURLIFE??WEREYOURSUCCESSESINTHEWORLDHANDLEDWITHPRIDE& DETERMINATION? IFTHESETRAITSARESECONDNATURETOYOU, THENWEWOULDLIKETOTALKTOYOU! WEARESEEKINGATEAMOFREPRESENTATIVESTOREPRESENTUSASCIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION SPECIALISTS**DEPENDABLETRANSPORTATIONISREQUIRED. WERECOGNIZETHATYOUVALUEAFLEXIBLESCHEDULE. IFINTERESTEDCONTACTJIMDEFALLE AT941-786-7676 ASTON GARDENSISINNEEDOFTHEFOLLOWING: SERVERS DISHWASHERS HOUSEKEEPING CNA NURSEAPPLY IN PERSON AT:1000 ASTONGARDENSDRIVEVENICE, FL 34292 941-240-1010 BOAT DETAILERS NEEDED! POSSIBILTYTOEARN UPTO$20/HR DEPENDINGONEXP. & QUALITYOFWORK! MUST HAVEDL. YEARROUNDWORK. CONTACTOFFICEAT941-764-7928 609-618-0113 CAREGIVERSm Assisted Living, Venice PT, Sat 7:00am-12:30pm Sunday 7am-7pm 941-799-1271/941-258-6080 The Venice Gondolier Sun is now taking applications for carriers in Venice and surrounding areas. Must have dependable vehicle, a valid Florida Drivers License and proof of insurance. Apply in person: 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 No Phone Calls Please. CARRIERS NEEDED Deliver Phone BooksPunta Gorda-Port CharlotteDelivery Drivers: Must be at least 18 yrs. old, Have valid drivers license & Proof of current insurance. 239-238-7245 www.sddsholdings.com GREEN LEAF SOLUTIONS is NOW HIRING LANDSCAPE TECHS & LABORERS. CALL941-468-2493 TE C HNI C IAL PER SO N needed Mon-Fri, 9-5 $10 to start. 941-485-6747 2100 GENERAL ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR PRINTING WEARECURRENTLYSEEKINGA FULLTIMEENTRYLEVEL MANUFACTURINGPOSITIONINOURVENICEPRINTCENTER. THIS POSITIONINCLUDESTHE OPPORTUNITYTOLEARNTHE PRINTINGPROCESSFROMTHE ENTRYLEVELPOSITIONAND ADVANCEINA PROGRESSIVEENVIRONMENT. INTHISPOSITIONYOUWILL ASSISTINTHECREATIONOF VARIOUSWELLKNOWN NEWSPAPERSANDOTHERRELATED PRODUCTSONOURPRESS. D UTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REMOVEPRODUCTFROMTHE ENDOFTHEPRINTINGPRESSOR FINISHINGMACHINE. MOVESKIDSOFPRODUCT WITHAHANDJACK COMPLYWITHALLQUALITY,SAFETYANDWORKRULESAND REGULATIONS. WORKHOURSARE4:30 PMTO1:30AMQ UALIFICATIONS EFFECTIVELYCOMMUNICATEWITH OTHERMEMBERSOFTHESTAFF. ASSISTOTHERCREWMEMBERS WITHVARIOUSDUTIESINCLUDING WEBBINGUPOFTHEPRESS AND/ORSPECIALHANDWORKIN ORDERTOMEETCUSTOMER REQUESTS. FOLLOWALLCLEAN-UPAND HOUSEKEEPINGPROCEDURES.THEABILITYTOTAKESTACKS(AVERAGE10-30 LBS) USINGREPETITIVEHAND/WRIST MOVEMENT, OFFOFTHEENDOF AMACHINE(2-4 FEETHIGH) AND STACKPRODUCTONSKIDSFROM FLOORLEVELTO5 FEETHIGH USINGREPETITIVEBENDINGA ND TWISTING. THEABILITYTOREMOVESKIDS(WEIGHINGUPTO2400 LBS) BY USINGAPALLETJACK THEABILITYTOUSEACOMPUTER. ATLEAST18-YEARSOFAGEOR OLDER ABILITYTOWORKWELLINA TEAMENVIRONMENT ABILITYTOFOLLOWINSTRUCTIONS ANDWORKINDEPENDENTLYTHEABILITYTOREADANDWRITE;POSSESSGOODVERBALAND WRITTENCOMPREHENSION. WEAREADRUGANDNICOTINE WORKPLACE. PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUGANDNICOTINETESTING REQUIRED. APPLICATIONSAVAILABLEATTHEVENICEGONDOLIERORVENICEPRINTCENTER. MARKAPPLICATIONSTOTHE ATTENTIONOF: KENMORINGOR E-MAILTO: KMORING@SUNCOASTPRESS.COM FOOT ORTHOTIC LABLooking to train a Motivated, Mature, Enthuastic, team player with an eye for detail. Must be ready to work 40hrs per week and possible overtime when needed, 7am-3:30 Job includes working with Computers small machinery, cutting materials, Light to medium lifting Benefits after 90 days Send resume to: Michele@jsbinc.com IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!We have several immediate openings for Representatives to promote the Sun Newspapers in Retail Stores, high traffic shopping areas, special events, etc. No cold calling. We use a low-key approach with friendly interaction with the public. This is an enjoyable year round position with potential to earn above average income. Positive, work environment. Flexible work schedule. F ulltime/Part-time. Positive work environment. Outgoing, friendly and professional appearance, dependable with reliable transportation and cell phone. Those selected will be given training and taught how to make great money right away. For interview appointment call: 941-268-5731 or 941-883-8590 LANDSCAPE LABORERS NEEDED 40 Hours/ Weekly Full Time. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 41 2100 GENERAL LOOKING FOR AN ENJOYABLE POSITION WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE? IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for Representatives to promote the Sun Newspapers at various locations throughout the local area. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED WE WILL TRAIN Perfect for Retired/ Semi-Retired, Outgoing, dependable who can set their own schedule. Prior self-employed or sales experience a plus. Positive work environment. Business casua l attire. Relia ble transportation and cell phone required. Call today for interview. 941-833-8590 941-268-5731 2100 GENERAL MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPERPart-time positions available. No Experience necessary. Be able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to work flexible hours, able to work days or evenings.To fill out an Application Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 9-5 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL Please, No Phone Calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine te sting req uired 2100 GENERAL THE SUN NEWSPAPERis looking for a full time Circulation Team member. Responsibilties include: Newspapers in Education Support Storefront Contractor Assistance Weekly Reports, Billing, Draw Changes Marketing, Direct Mail Support Work with Spreadsheets and Reports Must have excellent Customer Service skills, be proficient in Word and Excel and be able to work in a team environment. To fill out an Applic ation Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 9-5 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL Please, No Phone Calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required 2110 PART TIME/ TEMPORARY "AMBASSADORS" NEEDEDTOSOLICITSUBSCRIPTIONS FORTHEAWARDWINNING LOCALNEWSPAPERS, THESUN, ATSTOREFRONTSINTHEVENICE, NORTHPORTANDENGLEWOODAREAS. CONTACTJIMDEFALLEAT941-786-7676FORMOREINFORMATION. 2120 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT CO MPANI O N/HHA in Venice Area, over 20 years exp. Evening & overnights. Will work days Mon-Fri. 215-847-2483 Find Your Passion F i n d Y o u r Yo P a s s i o n F i n d Y o u r Y Yo P a s s i o o n Find Your Passionadno=SP48863 5JOBS CLASSIFIEDS

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Page 42 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž REAL EST A TE 1010 16501010Open House 1015 Real Estate Auctions 1020Homes/General For Sale 1030Waterfront Homes For Sale 1031 Foreclosures For Sale 1035 Golf Course Community For Sale 1040Condos/Villas For Sal e 1060Townhouses For Sale 1070Duplexes For Sale 1075Tri-Plex For Sale 1080Apartments For Sale 1090Mobile Homes For Sal e 1100Interval Ownership 1100 Out of Area Homes For Sale 1115Trade/Exchange 1120Wanted To Buy RENT 1205 Lease Option 1210 Homes 1240Condos/Villas 1280 Townhouses 1300Duplexes 1320Apartments 1330Hotel/Motel 1340Mobile Homes 1345Misc. 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COMMUNITYBOATRAMP. $234,000 941-661-2667 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTENEW CONTRUCTION JUST COMPLETED! Almost 1700 sq ft, 3 bd, 2 bath 2 car gar. Tiled throughout! Granite counters, stainless appliances, soft close drawers and doors, pavers on driveway and walkways and lanai. Great neighborhood! $249,500 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE24531 Sunrise Dr. Suncoast Lakes, gated, deed restricted community offers this pristine, upgraded, 2051 sq ft home with panoramic lake view, 161 ft on the water! Huge lanai (800 sq ft), 3 bdrms, plus den, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Dont miss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING PUNTA GORDA ISLES luxury ground floor Villa, in Tarpon Cove. 3 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car gar. with lovely lake view. Spacious, over 2000+ sq ft open floor plan. Well appointed large kitchen. Lovely lanai, lots of storage. Immaculate. Great Price $325,000 FIRM PATWALKER941-276-4674 REMAX ANCHOR REALTY PENDING ROTONDA 3/2/2 Waterfront Pool Home. Warm Southern Exposure. Many Upgrades. $275,000 941-456-3034 Suncoasteam Realty FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! ROTONDA WEST REDUCED $20K TO $339,000, 3/2/2 Pool Home, 32 Medalist Way. By Appt Call 413-237-2633 VENICE Venetian Falls, Gated Community, 1600SF, 2/2/2 with Den, extd lanai & updated Granite kitchen with Stainless Steel. Clean! Buy TurnKey or Unfurnd. Will Wait for Sale of your Home! $285K 419-297-0497 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES 1778 BAYSHORE DR. $1,299,500.00 GATEDESTATEONLEMONBAY ISLIKETHREEHOUSESINONE! INSPIREDBYBEAURIVAGERESORT. WHATYOUFINDONCE YOUGETHEREWILLMAKEYOU WANTTOSTAY. NANCYHYDE PARSLEY-BALDWINREALTYCELL941.539.9616 GARDENS OF GULF COVE POOL HOME!6220 Coralberry Terr. 33981. 2/2 on Canal, Move in Ready. $164,900. Call Listing Agent Ron DeNichilo Cell 201-390-9544 Keller Williams Realty Gold rwho25@yahoo.com One of the most inexpensive Newest WATERFRONT homes on the market! 2006 POOL HOME 3/2/2 with over 1,700 SqFt of Living Area. Nice Upgrades throughout and goregous expansive water views! Only 1 Mile and 1 bridge to the open waters of the Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico! Listed at: $329,000Brady McGuire941-204-5840 RE/MAX Palm Realty 6CLASSIFIEDS

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ENGLEWOOD Palm Manor Resort 2/2 Furnished, New Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis, Pickle Ball Courts 440-417-0269 HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC Lakefront 3Br, 2Ba, 2nd Floor. Spacious 1,207SF A/C, Excellent Condition! One Owner! Carport/Elevator-$165,000BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY NORTH PORT 5627 Hidden Oak Court. Beautiful Heron Creek Villa, built in 2003 with 2bdrm 2 baths plus den, 1657 sq ft with lovely lanai and 2 car garage, larger lot 13,174 sq ft. Maintenance included in fee and furniture negotiable. $185,000 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 24156 Green Heron Drive. Park Place Estates 2/2/2 Villa, New Air Conditioner, Stainless Steel Appliances, Water Heater. Move in Ready $189,900 608-780-4702 PRIVATE WINTER GET-AWAY RENTTHISLIKENEWŽ VERY LARGE, 2 BED/2 BATHPRIVATE HOME. BEAUTIFULLYAPPOINTED ANDTURN-KEY. HEATEDPOOL. CAPEHAZEAREAJUSTMINUTES TOBOCAGRANDE. SOCLOSETO MANYBEACHES& BAY. BRINGYOUR BOAT. PRIVATEGARAGE. LARGE DECKW/LAKEVIEW. 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Our prayer teams are available to minister to you every Thursday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. For information call 863-832-4418 5377 Dunkin Rd., Punta Gorda 33982 Jesus Still Heals Today! Lutheran Church of the Cross 2300 Luther Rd., Deep Creek Bible Study Thursdays 10-11:30 and Sundays @ 9 AM Questions and/or Info (941) 627-6060 NEW S EA SO N FULL GOS PEL MINISTRIES Meet Every Wednesday at 6:30 Held at 3320 Loveland Blvd Port Charlotte, Fl (Held at Board of Realtors Building same side as Visani's Restaurant) Food and Refreshments being served plus live Christian Music..Come and be a part of our celebration!! Everyone welcome! For more info call Anna Soloduk 941-286-5506 3090 LOST & FOUND F O UND: S MALLRADI O & W ELDING BOTTLE, Pellam & Edgewater area Port Charlotte Call 204-6411 FOUND : Y our master too l s on Airport Rd. in Punta Gorda, 4/10/18. Claim at Sheriffs office PG Airport. LOST DOG: Female 2yr old Wheaton Terrier Poodle Mix name is Lily. 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ALL WORK GUARANTEED Please Call or Text Steve 941-661-8318 FREE Estimates Lic & Ins StormTwisters Hurricane ShuttersShuttersUp.Today Roll Down Shutters Accordian Shutters Clear Hurricane Panels Hurricane Screens Bahama Shutters 941-626-8200 *A DIVISIONOFBAYBRIDGEHOMESLic#CBC1254261 TILE ROOF CLEANING LOW PRESSURE LOW CHEMICAL 941-468-2744WWW.COMPLETECLEANPW.COMALLWORKPERFORMEDBYSTATECERT. ROOFINGCONTRACTOR WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING Additions, Cabinetry, Kitchens, Baths, Garage Doors, Painting, Tile, Laminate Floors. 941-706-6525 LIC CGC1518335 5107 IRRIGATION CHARLOTTE IRRIGATION Li c AAA-18-00005 941-830-4102 5108 JUNK REMOVAL MOVE IT JUNK REMOVAL Got Junk? We like to Move It, Move It! 941-803-4959 YOUR ARMY LOGISTICS JUNKREMOVAL MOVINGSERVICE FORECLOSURECLEANUPCLEANING HAULING RENTALDUMPSTER941-456-2120 5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE may be required by the Cit y and/or County. Please call th e appropriate occupational licens ing bureau to verify A JAMISON TREE SERVICE Complete & Professional 15% Sr Discount! FREEEST. LIC. & INSUREDENGL941-475-6611ORN. PORT941-423-0020 SERVINGCHARLOTTEANDSARASOTAFOROVER20 YEARS.JAMISON-TREESERVICEINC.COM A JAMISON TREE SERVICE Complete & Professional 15% Sr Discount! FREEEST. LIC. & INSUREDENGL941-475-6611ORN. PORT941-423-0020 SERVINGCHARLOTTEANDSARASOTAFOROVER20 YEARS.JAMISON-TREESERVICEINC.COM ALTMANTREESERVICE Tree Trimming, Removal, Stump Grinding. Lic & Ins. Call Mike Altman 941-268-7582 AMERICAN IRRIGATIONCall 941-587-2027 FREE ESTIMATES!!! Licensed & Insured Charlotte Co. lic#AAA-1100010. Serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties CHRIS RABYS LANDSCAPE Hedges Trimmed (Up to 8) Small Trees Trimmed & Shaped Shrubs Trimmed Mulch Laid Serving North Port 941-623-3601 DP`s ABILITY TREE SERVICE Removals, Stump Grinding, Palm Trimming, Shaping, Oaks Thinned & Raised Up. 19 Yrs. Exp. Free Estimates! 941-889-8147 Lic#00000192 & Insured. EXACT LAWN MOWING LLC NOW ACCEPTING New Accounts in Engl., Rotonda, SGC & PCWETAKEPRIDE INALLOURLAWNS!Reliable & Dependable. Lic & insured.Call 303-475-8300 GENERAL LAWN & Landscape services. (941)-426-7844 Wright & Son Landscaping Inc 5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE FLORIDA TREE INC .Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Lawn Service Bucket Service 941-613-3613 pcftree.comLic./Ins. J RIZ TREESERVICESComplete Tree & Palm Service. SPECIALIZING IN DANGEROUS TREE REMOVAL.Servicing all Charlotte & Sarasota Counties FREE ESTIMATES 941-306-7532 Lic & Ins MATHEWS TREE SERVICE Specializes in Dangerous Limb & Tree Removals941-303-3252Full Service Tree Care Quality Lawn Care Storm Damage Clean -Up Tree & Limb Removal N O W A C C E P T I N G N E W L A W N A C C O U N T S 9 4 1 4 6 8 4 3 7 2 ISA Certified Arborist John Cannon FL-6444A South Sarasota & Charlotte Co. RAINSCAPE INC,Irrigation, Maintenance, Repair, Installation. Monthly Maintenance starts at $40. FREE ESTIMATES 941-888-2988 SANDEFURS HOME &TREE Maintenance Tree trimming, removal. We do it all!License/Insured941-484-6042 TERRY SOWERS WINDOW CLEANING Lawn Mowing, Trimming, Landscaping. Servicing All Areas. Per Cut or Contract. Call (941)-628-0751 Treemendous Tree, Inc. NUSURY PINAPPLE PLANTS fruiting $30/ea SNOW QUEEN HIBISCUS 7 gal $20.00 NICE MANY OTHER SHURBS AVAILABLESTOP IN TO SEE US MONDAY SATURDAY 9AM-3PM 6068 RUFF ST. NORTH PORT OR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A Treemendous Tree, Inc. 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Lic. & Ins. 941-255-3834 LARRY ESPOSITO PAINTING INC Its Not What We Do, Its How We Do It!ŽFree Estimates, 941-764-1171 Lic & Insured AAA007825 SUPERIOR PAINTING, INC. Full Spray Shop 941-474-9091Lic # AAA009837 5140 PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING Nathan Dewey Painting CoCommercial & Residental Interior & Exterior Pressure washing Handyman Services Free Estimates ~ Prompt Service941-484-4576 nathandeweypainting.com SWEENEY`S PAINTING INC.Pressure Cleaning MildewTreatment Painting Interior & Exterior Free Estimates Sr. Discounts 941-916-1024 Lic# AAA0010702 We Do It A Shade Better! LARRY BATES PAINTING Free Estimates Locally Owned & Operated Nominated Best Painter Of The Year in 2016! 941-625-1226Lic/Ins #RRR0002261 5160 PLUMBING LARRY`S PLUMBING R e Pipes (Most in 1 Day) Beat An y Estimate Complete Service 941-484-5796 Lic.#CFC1425943 MASTER PLUMBER SEMI-RETIRED, REASONABLERATES. LICENSEDANDINSURED. 904-735-5097 CFC1429017 PLUMBER over 30 yrs Exp! Service and Repairs. Installations, Permits & Inspections. $55/per hr Call 508-294-1271 Cell or Office at 941-575-1817 Lic# CFC1427981 & Ins. 5180 PRESSURE CLEANING BAILEYS PRESSURE CLEANING Complete Exterior House Painting! Call 941-497-1736 FULL HOUSE PRESSURE WASHINGRates Starting At: Tile Roofs $150 Houses $65 Pool Cage/Decks $65 Driveways Exterior Painting, Pool Deck Coatings AND MORE!! 941-451-7550 Lic./Ins FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! MR. PRESSURE CLEANINGSAFE, NO PRESSUREROOF CLEANING941-257-8624Mr.Pressurecleaning.com Fully Lic & Insured 5184 SCREENING ALL ABOUT ALUMINUM & SCREEN: Rescreen & new. 941-876-4779 wescreenflorida.comLic# SA37, AL0511993X BREEZE THRU RESCREEN LLC Mosquitos congering near you? We have you covered! Call Today for your FREE Estimate. 941-661-7897 Lic./Ins. RESCREENING by NORTHSTAR Free Estimates. 941-725-7599 Lic# CC20597 & Insured Southwest RescreenComplete Rescreening: $1,395. (up to 1,500 SF)941-465-2318Free Estimates! We Accept All Major Credit CardsLic./Ins. 5185 ROOFING COMPLETE ROOFING SOLUTIONS OF FLORIDA Reroofing and Repairs Free Estimates All Work Guaranteed George M. Schwartz Jr. Owner 941-961-8263 Lic # CCC1325750 EXPERT ROOF REPAIRS at Prices you can AFFORD!! 2 YEARS UNLIMITED Guarantee on leaks. Call Roger 941-661-2020 Licensed and Insured LEONARDSROOFING&INSULATIONINC.FAMILYOWNED&OPERATED SINCE1969Shingle, Tile, Built-Up, SinglePly, Metal, Full Carpentry, Service AvailableSARASOTA COUNTY ONLY!Reagan Leonard 941-488-7478LIC# RC0066574 PAUL DEAO ROOFING PROTECTINGYOURBIGGESTINVESTMENT. 22 YRSEXP. 941-441-8943 LIC#1329187 R.L. TEEL ROOFING Reroofs & Repairs Insurance Inspections Veterans Discounts 941-473-7781 RC29027453 Lic/Ins ROOF LEAK PATROL, INC. RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL Repairs, Reroof, Carpentry, etc... 35 yrs exp. Lic/insured#RCA065387941-474-ROOF (7663) www.RoofLeakPatrol.com 8CLASSIFIEDS

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 45 5185 ROOFING T O M J O Y C E R O O F I N G H U G E * S P E C I A L S * 4 5 Y e a r s o f Q u a l i t y W o r k a n d E x p e r i e n c e 9 4 1 4 8 4 9 8 0 4 9 4 1 4 2 9 1 8 0 0 lic#1325725 941-483-4630ShinglesSlats MetalTileRepairs Old Roof Removal OurSpecialty Full CarpentryFree EstimatesLic.# CCC068184 Fully Insured 5195 TILE/GROUT TILES BY FRANK, INC Backsplashes, Tub & Shower walls, shower floors, Floors & Repairs. "IT'S NOT A JOB WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE". (941)-307-9507 5225 WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning,RESIDENTIAL& COMMERCIAL WINDOWCLEANINGPRESSUREWASHING1 0 % O F F P : 9 4 1 9 7 9 1 6 5 4 LIC/INSURED 5230 MISCELLANEOUS Clean Your Dryer before it Catches on Fire! Special Rates for Multiple ClientsAffordable, Lic & Insured. Roger P Frechette Sr. 941-661-2020 6000 MERCHANDISE GARAGE SALES 6001Arcadia 6002Lake Suzy 6003Deep Creek 6004Port Charlotte 6005Punta Gorda 6006North Port 6007Englewood 6008Rotonda 6009Gulf Cove 6010S. Gulf Cove 6011S. Venice 6012 Venice 6013 Nokomis/Osprey 6014 Garage Sales 6015Flea Market 6020Auctions MERCHANDISE 6013 Moving Sales 6025Arts & Crafts 6027Dolls 6030Household Goods6035 Furniture 6038 Electronics 6040TV/Stereo/Radio6060Computer Equip6065Clothing/Jewelry/ Accessories6070Antiques & Collectibles 6075Fruits/Veges 6090Musical 6095Medical 6100Health/Beauty 6110 Trees & Plants 6120Baby Items6125Golf Accessories6128Exercise/Fitness6130Sporting Goods 6131 Firearms6132 Firearm Access. 6135Bikes/Trikes 6138Toys 6140Photography/Video 6145Pool/ Spa & Supplies6160Lawn & Garden6161 Outdoor Living 6165Storage Sheds/ Buildings6170Building Supplies6180Heavy Constr. Equipment 6190Tools/Machinery6220Office/Business Equip & Supplies6225Restaurant Supplies 6250Appliances 6260Misc. Merchandise 6270Wanted to Buy/T rade 6004 PORT CHARLOTTE GARAGE SALES SAT & SUN 7 4 166 Macdill Dr. MULTI-FAMILY, Hutches, Ent centers, couches, wine racks Kitchen Table & Dishes. 6004 PORT CHARLOTTE GARAGE SALES S AT. & S UN. 8 AM2 PM 3565 Peace River Dr. H.H. Tools, Household, Kid`s Items, Appliances. BIG SALE! SAT., 4/14-SUN., 4/15 8-1 131 Buckeye Ave. Adirondack Chairs,Total Gym, Elliptical, Dou ble Recliner, Fireplace and more 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES FRI. APRIL 20 8-12 & SAT. APRIL 21 8-10 1218 Swan Court. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls & Guys. (Bal Harbor to Albatross, turn left; turn right on Whippoorwill; stay to the left on Whippoorwill; turn right on Swan Ct) 2 Sofas; Loveseat & Ottoman; TV Cabinet; Desk Chair; Queen Bed Trundle Bed; King Sleigh Bed; Armoire; 5 Drawer Chest; Linens; Kitchen Table & Chairs; Bar Stools; Lamp; Decorative Tables; Hall table & Mirror; Rugs; Pictures; Lanai Furniture; Lawn Mower; Wheelbarrow; 2 Trimmers; Bike; Tile Cutter; Lawn Spreader; Boat Accessories; 6 Ladder; Miscellaneous Kitchen & Garage items. Please check out our website www.islesgirlsandguys.com This website has a description of all of our upcoming sales. Buyers are responsible for the removal of their purchased items. Our cashiers have information regarding independent movers. 6020 AUCTIONS JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers Robillardauctioneers.com (941)-575-9758 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS FRAME 26 X 26 WALNUT, GLASS, MAT AND PRINT $20 941-575-8881 PAINTIN G C ANVA S 1 0 9 x 12 canvases new $5 941-276-6191 PAINTIN G C ANVA S E S 8 18x24Ž canvases new $32, OBO 941-276-6191 RAM O N S ANTIA GO Blackbird 1978 framed print 24Žx35Ž $150 941-639-0838 SO Y C ANDLE and natural soap kits all accessories included complete $90 941-883-8118 S TAINED G LA SS books, glass $100 941-883-8118 VINTAGE WESTERN A rt M agazines (86) $30 941-629-4857 6026 SEWING ZIPPER S & VINTA G E BUTT O N S in orig unopened pkgs. Ea 50cents to $1 941-639-1517 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS 1 0 C UP BRITA Pitcher, White, 6 new (boxed) filters Save 35! All/ $28 941-276-1881 A REA RU GS 2 Plush O rientals: pink/beige. 56Žx38Ž oval & 42Ž round. Ea $40 941-743-2656 A RE O BED Full S ize, Full Height. $75, OBO 941-429-1573 BATH S AM O AŽ bath ( bamboo motif, dark wicker access) New! 8 items $55 941-276-1881 BATHR OO M SC ALE taylor brand.ex.cond.large size. $30 941-235-2203 BED FRAME S( 4 ) steel on casters adjustable twin full queen size each $33 941-275-5837 BED, Q UEEN CO MPLETE BROYHILL EX COND W/NIGHTSTAND $400 941-627-0775 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BOOKSHELF 6 s h e l ves, 18Žx12Žx6 high, like new $20 941-780-3977 CEILING FAN Whi te 40Ž wor k s good $15 716-374-2950 CEILING FAN Whi te, 40Ž wor k s good $15 716-374-2950 CHAIRS S port B eac h Folding w/carrying case $40, OBO 941-429-1573 CLOTHING RACK R oun d commercial grad chrome adjustable legs $40 941-625-2873 COOLERS NEW 5 pc T urquo i se Rubbermaid Set +Beach Towel $25 941-276-1881 DINETTE TABLE woo d counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 DIRECT TV DISH Si ng l e h orn complete works $20 716-374-2950 DRYER GE S uper C apac i ty can del. $135 941-697-8359 FRIDGE AND di s h was h er s b yside ice white both work good $270, OBO 941-268-7571 LAMPS WROUGHT IRON (2) each $5 941-276-6191 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 METAL FILE C a bi net 2 d rawer, beige, good condition $10 941-276-1881 PI C NI C TABLE cedar top with attached benches, custom quality $175 941-780-3977 PICTURE 26X26 HARDWOOD FRAME, GLASS, MAT AND PRINT $20 941-575-8881 SLEEPER SOFA F u ll s i ze, tan & brown $250 941-228-4153 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: sun-classifieds.com Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. PI C TURE 32 ŽX 44Ž.wood framed.ŽmadieraŽ.ex.c $20 941-235-2203 R O LL AWAY BED Twin f olding Like new. Used once. Call after 10am $70, OBO 260-463-1071 S HARK S TEAM C LEANER Euro Pro Electric Works great $20 715-439-0459 S HARK S WEEPER Rechargeable floor cleaner. EX.cond. $20 715-439-0459 TABLE Large, folding legs, 70X32 in PG $10 941-347-7136 TERRA CO TTA S TATUE 26 Ž boy=$40, and 16Ž strawberry planter= $20 941-743-2656 V A C UUM H OO VER twin chamber bagless, like new $50, OBO 941-240-5540 W ATER TREATMENT S Y S rev. osomosis under sink 4 stage nib $175, OBO 941-240-5540 W HITE WI C KER DB/DR N S 6 DR HI/BY Mir Lamp Toy Ches $450, OBO 941-408-7535 W HITE WI C KER TWIN HB/FRM MT/BS EXC condition $195, OBO 941-408-7535 6035 FURNITURE A RM C HAIR solid wood arms & legs, soft comfy coral cushions, excellent $80 941-743-2656 A RM O IRE MAPLEW OO D. Ornate. 56 inches high. $70 401-473-9668 AS IAN VA S E &S tand Black & gold 24Ž H PGI $60, OBO 941-661-4477 B/R DBL dresser, mirror, nite stand White wicker PGI $300, OBO 941-661-4477 BAKER S RA C K White/gold trim. 4 Shelves. 5.5H x 3W. $20 941-473-8896 BAR S T OO L rattan, swivels, padded seat. picture O/L $20 586-436-0076 BAR S T OO L S (2) very nice w / swivel padded seat,great for snack bar. $90 586-436-0076 BAR S T OO L S Heavy duty wood&cloth,metal base,$25 both $25 716-374-2950 BDRM SET 5-PC QNsolid wood bed, mirror, dresser, 2nt stands, $350 OBO 941-323-0182 BED (MATRESS set ) S erta L uxury Qn Extra firm. Clean $75 207-680-5746 North Port BED TWIN w i t h mattress perfect non smoking or pets $150 941-769-2389 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 B OO K C A S E wood, 3 upper shelves, 3 lower drawers, 72h x30w x18d $80 941-743-2656 BOOKSHELF 6 s h e l ves, 18Žx12Žx6high, like new $20 941-780-3977 BUREAU WITH m i rror, tan $35 OBO 941-235-1839 C A S UAL TABLE S 8 wood & 1 wrought iron, Good to A+ cond, from $15 941-743-2656 CHAIR & a H a lf w i t h O ttoman, Raspberry with Pillows. $600 DESK 2pc, Dark wood, Lshaped. $500. 703-801-0941 CHAIR 2 pos i t i on. Sid e d rop leafs. Beechwood. Cushions. $50 401-473-9668 C HAIR 2 position.Beechwood. Side drop leafs. Cushions. $50 401-473-9668 CHAIRS (3) N ew, woo d counter height 24Ž, mint green PGI $150 941-661-4477 CHINA CABINET S ma ll oa k $225 941-639-6969 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $40 941-257-5500 COFFEE TABLE 3 t i er ( top 2 tiers rotate) glass & wood $25 941-214-8017 COFFEE TABLE N atura l R attan 4x19.5Ž Glass top/lower shelf exc cond $40 941-276-1881 COFFEE/SIDE TABLES(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $20, OBO 941-307-9211 DINING HUTCH 2 Pi ece S o lid Oak Wood $275 941-460-8940 6035 FURNITURE COMPUTER CABINET maple, with doors $40, OBO 941-235-1839 COUCH &LOVESEAT + 3 pillows, good condition, $150 OBO 941-323-0182 CO U C H BEAUTIFUL FL style wicker couch with matching end tables $150 941-209-5760 CO U C H FABRI C abstract beige design 88X36X32 delivery available $275 941-202-3437 DINETTE S ET hand-painted all wood 24Ž tabletop & 2 chairs $175, OBO 941-275-5837 DINETTE S ET Rattan lt oyster 48Ž rd glass table top 4 padded chairs $85 941-575-7594 DINETTE S ET, TALL wrought iron 30Ž table+2 fabric chairs like new $275 941-307-9211 DINING ROOM ta bl e Gl ass top 46x60 4 arm chairs $135, OBO 724-992-9073 DININ G R OO M TABLE.4CHAIRS LITE-OAK LIKE NEW $90, OBO 941-629-3921 DININ G S ET 4 8 Ž mahogany table top & 4 metal frame chairs $175 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET 5 pcs, Rattan, White wash. 48Ž round table & 4 swivel chairs $300 941-497-2692 DINING SET 54Ž g l ass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $225 941-307-9211 DINING TABLE, WOOD, 6 CHRS, 2 EXT. LVS, SIDEBOARD $350 OBO 941-323-0182 DR O P LEAF TABLE gate leg, mahogany, 34ŽW x50ŽL x30ŽH antique; $250 941-639-0838 DR O PLEAF TABLE S mall oak $225 941-875-4589 END TABLE With magazine rack and lanp $30, OBO 941-474-4011 ENTRY TABLE Blk wood, 2 draws, 36Ž X 13Ž PGI $150, OBO 941-661-4477 HEADB O ARD & DRE SS ER Twin size, Light Wood. $90 941-257-5500 HEADB O ARD & FRAME King Size. Black/gold finials $100, OBO 941-240-5540 HUT C H DRAWER S Maple, glass doors $40, OBO 941-235-1839 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 LANAI FURNTURE Lanai Wicker Set Loveseat & Chair. $60 330-328-2584 L O VE S EAT sturdy, blue f abric, 64X37X31, detachable cushions $66, OBO 941-275-5837 MATTRE SS Q UEEN beauty rest firm pillow top excellent condition $50 941-625-2873 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 O VEN G E S tainless steel, black glass top, clean $150 941-526-5348 PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 RE C LININ G C HAIR blue with otoman $50, OBO 941-2351839 R OC KIN G C HAIR Youths. S olid Oak Scrolled 28x22x18 $70, OBO 941-408-7535 SECRETARY DESK B eaut if u l Roll Top $225 941-875-4589 SHELVING UNIT RATTAN 36X12X72 OFF WHITE RECON DITIONED $60 941-202-3696 SHELVING UNIT S o lid W oo d Corner Unit 5 shelves. $175 941-460-8940 SOFA ASHLEY 90Ž taupe, exc cond PGI $325, OBO 941-661-4477 SOFA LA Z BOY N o R ec li ners Like new 93ŽL Tan color $150 941-268-6678 SWIVEL WICKER c h a i rs T wo heavy on casters tan with cushions $50 716-374-2950 TABLE & 4 c h a i rs bl ac k wrought iron, wood top, nice. $75, OBO 941-876-3878 TABLE F or Ki tc h en, Maple no chairs $25, OBO 941-235-1839 TABLE w /d rawer white with wheels like new $85 941-763-2581 TABLE WITH WHEELS WHITE LIKE NEW $75 941-763-2581 TABLE ROUND WOOD Oak w/6 chairs & 2 leafs. $275 941-460-8940 TABLE/FLOOR LAMP SET FLOOR 60Ž, TABLE 34Ž NIB $60, OBO 941-240-5540 TV CONSOLE f or 48Ž tv. dark wood.glass doors.new $85 941-235-2203 TV STAND WICKER Whi te w /3 drawers & 1 shelf. Good cond. $25 941-889-7846 TV WALL UNIT Bl ac k Ik ea 6x6x 15-1/2Ždeep. Diag 48Ž. $195 484-201-0715 6035 FURNITURE TVCABINET48IN DARK WOOD $45, OBO 941-629-3921 WALL MIRROR B eaut if u l (29Žx41Ž) beveled with gold frame. $20 941-889-7846 W IND SO R R OC KER nichols & stone.solid maple, like new $125, OBO 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS CO MMER C IALEXHAU S T approx. 3x3x3 with motor $300, OBO 941-883-8118 S AM S UN G HW55 0 AUDI O SOUNDBAR with wireless Subwooffer. $100 888-5923 TRACFONE ALCATEL Fli p Tracfone with charger. Like new. $8 941-889-7846 TRAN SC RIPTI O NMA C HINE Medical, comes with books $150, OBO 941-883-8118 TURNTABLE PI O NEER D-D SERVO! A-1 SHAPE $200 941-249-3922 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO PROJECTOR SONY TV 52 INCH EXCELLENT CONDITION $59 941-763-2581 S TERE O S AM S UN G giga beat 2500 watt stereo Bluetooth beat waving,many options $225 941-391-4707 TV 5 2 IN C H FLAT SC REEN 5 2 INCH LG TV WITH REMOTE $225 941-249-3922 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT A LL IN O ne C omputer HP Pavilion 23Ž wireless w/ windows 8 $195, OBO 941-475-2534 LAPTOP A sus. 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The News Wire Sunday, April 15, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER WINNIE! SOUTH AFRICA BIDS FAREWELL TO MADIKIZELAMANDELASee page 8. AP PHOTOSSyrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian ags as they chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during de monstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical att ack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday.WASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump on Saturday declared Mission AccomplishedŽ for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syrias chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemicalrelated facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. A perfectly executed strike,Ž Trump tweeted after U.S., French and British warplanes and ships launched more than 100 missiles nearly unopposed by Syrian air defenses. Could not have had a better result. Mission Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remainBy ROBERT BURNSAP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITERUNITED NATIONS „ The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the aggressionŽ by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday. The vote re”ected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but it also demonstrated again the paralysis of the U.N.s most powerful body in dealing with the Syria con”ict. Russias demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to aggressionŽ and any further use of forceŽ by the U.S., Britain and France got support from only two other countries on the 15-member council „ China and Bolivia. By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft „ the U.S., Britain, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland and Ivory Coast. Four countries abstained „ Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. The vote came at the end of an emergency meeting of the council called by Moscow, which saw Russia and its supporters clashing with the U.S. and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack last weekend in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The U.S., Britain and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that poisonous gas was used last weekend on the Damascus suburb of Douma by President Bashar Assads government. Russia and its close ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use in Douma exists. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council there is clear information demonstrating Assads culpability.Ž She said President Donald Trump told her Saturday morning that if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again the United States is locked and loadedŽ to strike again. Russias U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the vote the meeting con“rmed that the U.S. and its allies continue to put international politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making „ myths invented in London, Paris and Washington.Ž He accused the allies of violating the U.N. Charter and international law.UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in SyriaBy EDITH M. LEDERERASSOCIATED PRESS STORM | 4 FACEBOOK | 4 SUCCESS | 4MINNEAPOLIS „ A potent spring storm system thats expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains. A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Mountainburg, Arkansas, injuring at least four people and causing widespread damage Friday afternoon. Crawford County Emergency Management Director Brad Thomas said there were at least three entrapments following the twister. He said he did not know the condition of the four people hospitalized. Video from the scene showed uprooted trees, overturned cars, damaged buildings and downed power lines. The huge storm, packing enough energy to cause widespread disruption, isnt unprecedented for April, said Jake Beitlich, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota. We do get pretty powerful systems coming throughout the Midwest, and on the cold side we do get snow. And this one is particularly strong. So we do have a lot of moisture with it, and a lot of energy,Ž Beitlich said. Over the next 24 hours cold air is going to get wrapped into this system and were going to see a band of heavy snow develop from southwestern Minnesota through northern Wisconsin. Also were going to have really strong winds, especially in western Minnesota.Ž Blizzard warnings stretched from northern Kansas across most of Nebraska and South Dakota into southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, with winter storm warnings and watches covering most of the rest of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Heavy snow already blanketed parts of western Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota by early afternoon Friday, closing major highways in South Dakota and many roads and highways in western Nebraska „ including a 200-mile stretch of cross-country thoroughfare Interstate 80 from North Platte west to the Wyoming border. A road conditions report said most roads in the Nebraska Panhandle to east of Valentine in the northern part of the state were impassable because of heavy snow cover. The snow also led of“cials to shut down the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, airport Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of Michigan through Sunday morning. A swath of southern Minnesota, including Minneapolis though northern Wisconsin, was expected to get 8 to 12 inches of snow or more. Parts of northern Nebraska could get up to 18 inches, with up to 12 inches in northwestern Iowa. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph will Storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in PlainsBy STEVE KARNOWSKIASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or speci“c answers. A series of tough inquiries about how much personal information Facebook vacuums up on and off its social network seemed particularly vexing for Zuckerberg, who couldnt quantify it. He was vague about whether Facebook was a monopoly and whether it would offer an ad-free option, as well as about how the company could offer the same level of privacy protection to users around the world. Zuckerberg squirmed when pressed about a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that was designed to force Facebook to tighten its privacy controls. While maintaining that Facebook had adhered to the terms of the settlement, Zuckerberg repeatedly conceded that the company still made mistakes that led to the personal details about 87 million Facebook users being turned over to Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining “rm tied to President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign. Prodded by the Cambridge scandal, the FTC is now investigating whether Facebook violated their agreement. If Facebook did, it could be “ned $40,000 per infraction. Lawmakers also got Zuckerberg to acknowledge that government regulation of Facebook and other internet companies is inevitable,Ž Facebook CEO didnt have all the answers for CongressBy BARBARA ORTUTAY and MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP TECHNOLOGY WRITERS AP PHOTOFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Fireghrers extinguish smoke that rises from the damage of the Syrian Scientic Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, Saturday.

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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA severe afternoon t-storm A heavy evening t-stormHIGH 83 LOW 5960% chance of rain 55% chance of rainBeautiful with some clouds, then sunshine75 / 530% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPleasant with plenty of sunshine84 / 580% chance of rain TUESDAYPleasant with plenty of sunshine88 / 630% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny87 / 6425% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny and nice87 / 630% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 9 5 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 440-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE768085797358Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.58Ž Normal month to date 1.02Ž Year to date 3.75Ž Normal year to date 8.53Ž Record 1.33Ž (1997) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.17Ž Normal month to date 1.34Ž Year to date 2.29Ž Normal year to date 9.83Ž Record 1.33Ž (1991) High/Low 90/58 Normal High/Low 84/61 Record High 91 (2013) Record Low 44 (1971) High/Low 86/62 High/Low 84/64 Normal High/Low 80/61 Record High 91 (1965) Record Low 51 (1988)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. 0.58 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 3.75 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 71 48 r 69 49 s Bradenton 82 62 t 73 58 s Clearwater 81 62 t 70 60 s Coral Springs 88 67 pc 82 58 s Daytona Beach 83 52 t 71 51 s Fort Lauderdale 87 67 pc 81 61 s Fort Myers 87 66 t 80 57 s Gainesville 79 49 t 72 47 s Jacksonville 82 48 t 71 46 s Key Largo 84 72 pc 80 64 s Key West 85 72 pc 79 69 pc Lakeland 85 58 t 75 50 s Melbourne 87 58 t 77 54 s Miami 88 67 pc 82 60 s Naples 87 67 pc 79 57 s Ocala 80 52 t 71 48 s Okeechobee 87 58 t 79 50 s Orlando 85 59 t 74 54 s Panama City 66 48 r 70 53 s Pensacola 66 45 pc 72 51 s Pompano Beach 87 65 pc 79 60 s St. Augustine 81 51 t 70 51 s St. Petersburg 82 62 t 71 61 s Sarasota 82 62 t 72 58 s Tallahassee 71 42 r 71 45 s Tampa 82 62 t 71 59 s Vero Beach 87 58 t 77 54 s West Palm Beach 86 64 sh 79 56 s Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 3:35a 9:48a 3:25p 10:24p Mon. 4:21a 10:13a 3:46p 11:05p Today 2:12a 8:04a 2:02p 8:40p Mon. 2:58a 8:29a 2:23p 9:21p Today 1:15a 6:54a 1:00p 7:25p Mon. 2:07a 7:22a 1:14p 8:10p Today 4:07a 10:17a 3:57p 10:53p Mon. 4:53a 10:42a 4:18p 11:34p Today 12:27a 6:43a 12:17p 7:19p Mon. 1:13a 7:08a 12:38p 8:00p S 10-20 1-3 Light WSW 15-25 4-8 HeavyFt. Myers 87/66 storms all day Punta Gorda 89/61 storms all day Sarasota 82/62 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Last May 7 Today 7:02 a.m. 7:42 p.m. Monday 7:41 a.m. 8:43 p.m. Today 7:05 a.m. 7:53 p.m. Monday 7:04 a.m. 7:53 p.m. Today 5:43a 11:55a 6:07p ---Mon. 6:32a 12:19a 6:57p 12:15p Tue. 7:25a 1:11a 7:51p 1:38p Monterrey 82/52 Chihuahua 82/48 Los Angeles 76/54 Washington 61/57 New York 42/41 Miami 88/67 Atlanta 64/40 Detroit 49/36 Houston 69/48 Kansas City 36/24 Chicago 41/27 Minneapolis 30/22 El Paso 82/55 Denver 63/35 Billings 60/36 San Francisco 61/47 Seattle 51/42 Toronto 36/34 Montreal 34/31 Winnipeg 40/22 Ottawa 31/26 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: 04/15/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 72 46 s 80 54 c Anchorage 48 32 s 47 31 pc Atlanta 64 40 r 60 44 s Baltimore 59 53 r 57 39 r Billings 60 36 s 66 36 pc Birmingham 59 36 c 65 44 s Boise 68 43 c 52 33 sh Boston 36 33 r 51 42 r Buffalo 48 41 i 42 31 sn Burlington, VT 36 32 sn 46 36 r Charleston, WV 73 41 r 45 34 c Charlotte 79 47 t 60 40 pc Chicago 41 27 sh 37 27 sf Cincinnati 61 34 r 41 32 c Cleveland 65 41 r 45 31 sn Columbia, SC 81 47 t 63 43 s Columbus, OH 67 38 r 41 34 sn Concord, NH 33 28 i 45 37 r Dallas 67 48 s 83 59 s Denver 63 35 s 75 47 pc Des Moines 33 23 sn 40 24 s Detroit 49 36 r 43 31 sn Duluth 26 20 sn 31 20 sf Fairbanks 40 18 s 45 20 s Fargo 36 21 pc 42 24 s Hartford 39 33 r 56 37 r Helena 53 38 sh 53 33 sh Honolulu 83 74 sh 82 73 sh Houston 69 48 s 80 59 s Indianapolis 54 29 c 40 29 c Jackson, MS 58 37 s 68 45 s Kansas City 36 24 c 52 33 s Knoxville 66 38 r 50 37 c Las Vegas 84 62 pc 77 49 s Los Angeles 76 54 pc 63 46 pc Louisville 58 36 sh 46 34 c Memphis 51 35 c 60 48 s Milwaukee 37 29 i 37 26 sf Minneapolis 30 22 sn 36 21 s Montgomery 64 38 r 67 43 s Nashville 57 37 c 54 39 c New Orleans 64 46 s 72 53 s New York City 42 41 r 60 42 r Norfolk, VA 77 59 r 66 44 c Oklahoma City 60 35 s 75 60 s Omaha 34 22 sn 46 26 s Philadelphia 49 46 r 61 41 r Phoenix 90 65 pc 87 56 c Pittsburgh 73 44 r 45 33 sh Portland, ME 34 30 sn 44 39 r Portland, OR 51 43 r 51 42 r Providence 38 35 r 56 41 r Raleigh 78 50 c 61 38 pc Salt Lake City 72 53 c 69 36 pc St. Louis 43 30 sh 50 34 s San Antonio 76 53 s 83 59 s San Diego 72 58 pc 65 54 pc San Francisco 61 47 r 56 46 sh Seattle 51 42 r 51 44 r Washington, DC 61 57 r 58 42 r Amsterdam 62 50 t 59 44 pc Baghdad 87 61 t 84 59 s Beijing 70 47 s 76 54 s Berlin 71 50 pc 69 48 pc Buenos Aires 75 64 s 79 63 pc Cairo 92 66 s 92 70 s Calgary 48 27 pc 35 25 sn Cancun 84 69 t 82 68 s Dublin 52 45 r 52 50 r Edmonton 40 26 c 37 25 sn Halifax 37 26 pc 38 35 c Kiev 70 53 pc 73 51 pc London 58 46 sh 57 47 pc Madrid 64 49 pc 64 44 c Mexico City 76 50 pc 78 53 pc Montreal 34 31 sn 41 34 r Ottawa 31 26 sn 40 31 i Paris 65 47 pc 63 46 pc Regina 44 25 pc 41 28 c Rio de Janeiro 81 73 t 81 70 pc Rome 72 55 t 68 53 t St. Johns 36 23 c 33 22 pc San Juan 85 74 pc 85 75 sh Sydney 78 64 s 83 64 s Tokyo 75 55 r 66 56 pc Toronto 36 34 i 44 30 r Vancouver 51 40 c 51 41 r Winnipeg 40 22 pc 42 25 pcHigh ................. 91 at Immokalee, FLLow ........... 3 at Yellowstone Lake, WY(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)75Silver Lake, Colo., got 75.8 inches of snow on April 15, 1921. This was the largest 24-hour snowfall in U.S. history. Q: What is the average time a tornado remains on the ground?A: 10 minutes. 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 83/59 86/58 90/60 90/61 86/58 85/58 86/57 86/56 87/58 82/62 82/62 83/67 82/62 87/66 86/59 89/61 89/63 88/59 88/58 85/58 85/58 85/58 84/59 82/62 86/58 80/62 82/65 82/62 88/58 83/61 81/63 86/58 82/62 81/62 81/65 87/66 86/65 85/62 NATION / WEATHER Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $17,000 certi“cate of deposit coming due and are thinking of buying 300 shares of Southern Co. because of the 5.3 percent yield. We found that the stock has fallen by 9 points in the past three months. What do you think? „ LW, Kankakee, Ill. Dear LW : Southern Co. (SO-$43.82) dominates the power business across the Southeast, with 4.6 million electricity customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi plus 4.5 million gas customers in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and Tennessee. Gas and oil account for 42 percent of SOs power generation. Coal accounts for 31 percent, and nuclear produces 15 percent, while the remaining 12 percent is purchased power. In the past “ve years, SOs shares have traded at an average high price of $52.25 a share, while its low price has been $42.88 on average. And given todays price of $43.82 and a dividend that has been raised for 25 consecutive years, SOs 5.3 percent yield is very comforting. But I was gabber”asted to discover that in 2017, several executive vice presidents, the comptroller, the CFO, the general counsel and el presidente sold over 500,000 shares for between $49 and $53. Whats more, in 2016, the same of“cers and directors sold 1.2 million SO shares for between $48.40 and $54.10. Todays price appears to be a good level at which to buy 300 shares. SOs dividend yield is among the highest in the utility industry. The company earned $3 a share in 2017 on $22.6 billion in revenues and expects to earn $3.08 a share this year on expected revenues of $23.5 billion. Meanwhile, the dividend should be raised to $2.38 this year, up from $2.30 last year. However, SO has underperformed most utility issues in the past four years because of construction dif“culties related to unexpected cost increases for the companys two major construction projects. These projects were planned and designed to eliminate SOs need to purchase 12 percent of its power from other utilities. I think that the construction risks are minor inconveniences and that revenues, earnings and dividends will continue to improve modestly. That said, this has crimped SOs non-organic growth. As a result, SOs price has fallen by 9 points, causing the company to take a $9 billion hit to its capital this year. SO will need about $1 billion a year in various forms of additional equity to meet its ongoing expenses and complete its power construction projects by 2022. This additional equity could hurt the current shareholders equity, which has averaged a good 12.2 percent during the past few years. And the issuance of additional shares to pay for this cost could dilute earnings by a few pennies a share, going out to 2022. Some watchers of SO note that the utility has, like a number of its peers during the past 10 years, cobbled together a strong network of natural gas midstream assets. And these assets could be merged into an independently managed corporate structure with good earnings. If this happens, SO could spin them off as a master limited partnership or even issue a tracking stock. This could easily raise the $4 billion that SO needs to complete its construction projects. And the sale of two gas utilities, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas, which should close late this year, will offset a good portion of SOs equity needs and take some of the pressure off management. Though SO, rated Aby Standard & Poors, has woefully underperformed most utilities, I believe that it can be safely bought for the stability of its dividends and the near certainty of its annual dividend growth. The dividend yield is certainly better than any CDs, and I suspect that if you were to buy SO shares and hold them for “ve years, you would see the price of your shares run up to the low $50s. But if youre uncomfortable with buying 300 shares, consider buying just 100. Meanwhile, most of the analysts on Wall Street have holdŽ recommendations on SO, while S&P, Deutsche Bank and SunTrust have buyŽ recommendations. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com.Is Southern Co. a Good Buy? Malcolm Berko Parents of teen trapped in van seek answers about his deathCINCINNATI (AP) „ The parents of a 16-year-old boy who became trapped beneath a minivans rear bench and died despite two 911 calls say they have questions and want answers. Ron and Jill Plush said in a statement Friday night that Kyle Plush, a sophomore at a Cincinnati private school, embraced life with a passion far beyond his years.Ž Ron Plush found Kyle dead Tuesday night inside the minivan in a school parking lot after two Cincinnati police officers and a Hamilton County sheriffs deputy searched but failed to locate the teen earlier that day. Kyle Plush used his phones voice feature to twice call 911 Tuesday afternoon, giving the location and description of the minivan. Multiple investigations are underway to determine why Kyle wasnt found and rescued.Videos of 2 black men arrested at Starbucks draws outragePHILADELPHIA (AP) „ Videos showing two black men handcuffed and removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks have drawn outrage and prompted police investigation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports one clip posted Thursday on YouTube shows police talking to the men for several minutes before handcuffing them and escorting them out of the Center City establishment. A second shorter clip shows a white man, who says he was meeting with the two, asking police what the men did wrong. He calls their arrest ridiculous.Ž A female voice is heard saying they didnt do anything.Ž Neither Starbucks nor police would comment on what led to the arrests. Starbucks said it was reviewing what happened and called the outcome unfortunate.Ž Police said they are conducting an internal investigation. The two men have since been released.Missouri governors scandal ensnares unwitting hairdresserCHICAGO (AP) „ The scandal that could trigger impeachment proceedings against the Missouri governor has ensnared a St. Louis woman who testified about an affair with Eric Greitens, though she never went to police or sought an investigation. The womans account was made public this week in a report released by lawmakers. It portrays a hairdresser in a rocky marriage whose handsome client bedazzled her with his accomplishments, including a career as a Navy SEAL. If accurate, her testi mony shows her being threatened by one man „ Greitens „ and betrayed by another „ her exhusband, who gave a TV station a secretly recorded conversation in which she described a sexual encounter with Greitens. Shes also been drawn into a political process that could invite attacks on her character and credibility.GM ending shift at Ohio car plant amid sales slowdownLORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) „ General Motors says it will eliminate a production shift at its Chevy Cruze manufacturing plant in Ohio that could cost as many as 1,500 jobs. GM attributes the move announced Friday to falling sales of compact cars. The automaker says it will cut second shift operations at its Lordstown factory outside Cleveland by the end of June. GM officials say they wont know for several weeks how many jobs will be eliminated because of buyout offers and other factors. The automaker last year eliminated the plants third shift and stopped production altogether for several weeks during summer because of shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVS. GM projects this years Cruze sales to be on par with the 2017 total of 150,000 cars in the U.S. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 NATION ETHERRIPOUTBANGUP GRAPEOCEANICALIASES GAPESBEAKOFLADSTRUCK SPEEDOFUNGOBRAY THESTUCKHOPSBEERSYNE UPNDOTIMEWRAP RISESPETERSNODOFF FLORIDLUGPSSTLARUE SENATESPALEHAIRYMASS APEDENABLEONES TERROROFBADGLIDINGS COLARIBALDENDS ROCKSTARCASESGELCAPS ALIENLOTSBIBREUBEN BEDSITTHEMESYESNO PITSORBACHTAR CONSTHEFANTATRAYSALE AREAMITEREDENIC HEALFIGHTATROMECANON NOTMUCHABANDONCREDO SHARESSPADESHEDERANSWERS to crosswordLegal fight lingers for man freed in 1980 murder caseNEW ORLEANS (AP) „ John Floyd was freed last year after spending 36 years locked up for a New Orleans murder he insisted he didnt commit. A federal appeals court this month upheld a U.S. District judges decision to order a new trial for Floyd, who said a detective coerced him to confess to the 1980 slaying. But Floyds legal battle is not over. Nobody is claiming hes a danger and prosecutors have not objected to his release pending appeal. But New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the decision that led to Floyds freedom still needs to be overturned. He said the federal judge in Floyds case should not be allowed to overrule the state trial judge some 35 years later.Gun rights advocates to rally at state capitols across USCHICAGO (AP) „ Gun rights supporters are expected to rally at state capitols across the U.S. to counter a recent wave of student-led protests against gun violence. Saturdays rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17. Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded ri”es to the rallies. A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans is spreading word of the gatherings on social media. Coalition co-founder David Clayton says organizers have permits for rallies Saturday in 45 states. He stressed that people should only bring guns in states where its legal.New Jersey Gov hails Bon Jovi Day for Rock Hall inducteesTRENTON, N.J. (AP) „ Its Bon Jovi DayŽ in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration Saturday, hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland. The Democratic governor hailed the band as one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time.Ž Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its “rst album in 1984 and has recorded classic rock anthems including You Give Love A Bad Name,Ž Livin On A PrayerŽ and Wanted Dead or Alive.Ž Bon Jovi will be inducted along with Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and others.Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies One Flew Over the Cuckoos NestŽ and AmadeusŽ won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died. He was 86. Dennis Aspland, Formans agent, says in a statement that Formans wife, Martina, told him her husband died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Conn. Cuckoos Nest,Ž based on Ken Keseys novel about a mis“t who leads the inmates of a mental institution in a revolt against authority, captured every major Oscar at the 1976 Academy Awards. Amadeus,Ž the Mozart biopic, captured seven Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor.Town wants UFO memorial moved; witness objectsSHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) „ A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting. The 5,000-pound memorial in Shef“eld was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks later when it was discovered it was on town land. Now, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard tells The Berkshire Eagle it has to be moved again because its on a town right-ofway easement. Thats not sitting well with Thom Reed. He was 9 when he, his mother, grandmother and brother saw what he described as a selfcontained glowŽ that ”ooded their car with an amber light. About 40 people in several surrounding towns reported the strange light. Reed is threatening legal action.Former U2 stage to be centerpiece of Utah aquarium expansionSALT LAKE CITY (AP) „ A giant metal structure that spent two years touring the world with rock band U2 is “nding a new home at an aquarium in suburban Salt Lake City. The massive, fourlegged structure towered above the rock behemoths during a world tour from 2009 to 2011. Now, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper says it will be the centerpiece of a new expansion project. Aquarium founder and CEO Brent Andersen says the expansion will continue the facilitys mission and help keep up with growth in attendance. Construction of the expansion is expected to begin this year. The outdoor plaza featuring the former rock stage is expected to be open for visitors next summer. A new science learning center will be “nished in 2021.Louisiana takes aim at Jim Crow-era jury lawBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) „ Louisiana is one of just two states allowing juries that are not unanimous to still “nd a defendant guilty of a felony. Sen. J.P. Morrell wants to change that. He says split juries are a remnant of the Jim Crow era and a result of longstanding efforts to maintain white supremacy after the Civil War. The New Orleans Democrat has proposed a constitutional amendment to require unanimous verdicts in felony cases. Critics of divided juries say they results in unfair verdicts, especially against black defendants. The measure is gaining steam in the state Capitol. The proposal has passed in the Senate and awaits debate in the House. If the Legislature approves the measure, it will go on a ballot for voter approval t his fall.In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejectedFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) „ As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republicandominated legislature overrode vetoes from the states GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections. Teacher Karen Schwartz brought a sign to Kentuckys state Capitol on Friday declaring Support our Schools.Ž But it was her shoes, a comfortable pair of Crocs, that had a bigger message for state lawmakers. She said teachers are not going to get tired. Teachers had been booing Republicans for months after they passed changes to the teachers pension system. But Friday, teachers cheered as Republicans voted to override Gov. Matt Bevins vetoes. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS LIMA, Peru „ Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. allies in Latin America on Saturday that the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria degraded and crippledŽ the countrys chemical weapons capability in a series of meetings at an international summit. Pence, meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of a summit in Peru, said President Donald Trump had made it clear to the worldŽ that the United States will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against men, women and children.Ž The vice president, “lling in for Trump at the Summit of the Americas, said the U.S. remained hopefulŽ that with the cooperation of Great Britain and France, and support of allies like Canada, that we will see Syria, and their patrons in Russia and Iran, once and for all abandon the use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians.Ž Trudeau expressed solidarity with the U.S. for the unfortunate but necessaryŽ airstrikes in Syria. Pence pivoted to the U.S. response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria as he sought to build support for further isolating Venezuela, which has faced U.S. sanctions amid a political crisis led by President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro has been barred from the summit over his plans to hold a presidential election that the opposition is boycotting and that many foreign governments consider a sham. But much of his focus involved relationships closer to home. Pence met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has yet to meet with Trump amid an impasse over the wall Trump has pledged to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Pence told Pena Nieto he looked forward to discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement and a broad range of issues.Ž The Mexican leader said they will discuss NAFTA and other parts of their relationship involving cooperation and mutual respect.Ž The meeting comes amid tensions between Trump and Mexico over immigration and the presidents calls for a border wall. The two leaders did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about the border wall. The meeting with Pence was announced on Friday and follows Trumps push to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to “ght illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Pena Nieto and opposing candidates in the Mexican presidential election have condemned the move. Trudeau expressed optimism that the three neighbors could reach an agreement on a renegotiated NAFTA, telling Pence there was positive momentumŽ in the talks. Pence, for his part, told Trudeau that the U.S. was encouragedŽ by the progress and hopeful it can lead to more fair and reciprocal trade.Ž Pence left the summit late Friday so he could confer with U.S. congressional leaders by telephone from his hotel suite about Trumps plans to announce the missile strikes. Pence then attended a banquet hosted by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.In Peru, Pence updates allies on US-led airstrikes in SyriaBy KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO „ A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday. Police had previously said they believed the Hart family died in a suicide plunge from a scenic overlook. The crash happened just days after authorities in Washington state opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected. Preliminary to xicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher. Toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their children had a signi“cant amountŽ of an ingredient commonly found in the allergy drug Benadryl, which can make people sleepy. Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said. Carpenter said none of the cars occupants were wearing seatbelts. Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the familys SUV when it plunged off a cliff in Mendocino County, more than 160 miles north of San Francisco. Authorities have said data from the vehicles software suggested the crash was deliberate, though the California Highway Patrol has not concluded why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. A specialized team of accident investigators is trying to “gure that out with help from the FBI, Carpenter said. We believe that the Hart incident was in fact intentio nal,Ž he said. Carpenter said the family stopped in the small town of Naselle, Washington, about 80 miles northwest of their Woodland, Washington, home, during their drive to the California cliff. But investigators are still trying to determine why they stopped in Naselle, which added an hour and a half to their trip, and whether they contacted anyone. Naselle is near U.S. Highway 101, a popular, scenic route along the coast. Five bodies were found March 26 near the small city of Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect, but three of their children were not immediately recovered from the scene. Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identi“ed. The 100-foot drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found. Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police of“cer during a 2014 protest. A neighbor of the Harts in Woodland, Washington, had “l ed a complaint, saying the children were apparently being deprived of food as pu nishment. Long before the crash, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty in 2011 to a domestic assault charge in Minnesota over what she said was a spanking given to one of her children. And authorities have said social services of“cials in Oregon contacted the West Linn Police Department about the family in 2013 while they were living in the area. Alexandra Argyropoulos, who told The Associated Press previously that she contacted Oregon child welfare of“cials, said in an email Friday that Jennifer Hart ran the household like a regimented boot camp.Ž Argyropoulos wrote that as a family friend she initially thought Jennifer Hart was a loving mother. But after spending two weeks with the family Argyropoulos said she noticed kindness, love and respect for the children was largely absent. She says the six kids were regularly punished for common childlike and adolescent behavior, such as laughing too loudly.Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunkBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESS TRISTAN FORTSCH/KATU NEWS VIA AP, FILEThis March 20, 2016, le photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. A body was recovered Saturday, April 7, in the vicinity where an SUV plunged o a Northern California cli last month, killing the family of eight in what authorities suspect may have been an intentional crash.

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Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018. There are 260 days left in the year. Today in history On April 15, 2013 two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and injuring more than 260. Suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police; his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. On this date In 1974 members of the Symbionese Liberation Army held up a branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco; a member of the group was SLA kidnap victim Patricia Hearst, who by this time was going by the name TaniaŽ (Hearst later said shed been forced to participate). In 1986 the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. In 1989 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Students in Beijing launched a series of pro-democracy protests; the demonstrations culminated in a government crackdown at Tiananmen Square. In 1998 Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at age 72, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians. Todays birthdays Country singer Roy Clark is 85. Actress Claudia Cardinale is 80. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 78. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 75. Actor Michael Tucci is 72. Actress Lois Chiles is 71. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 71. Actress Amy Wright is 68. Columnist Heloise is 67. Actor Sam McMurray is 66. Actressscreenwriter Emma Thompson is 59. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parker is 57. Singer Samantha Fox is 52. Bible verse  I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.Ž „ Hosea 5:15. God will not force Himself upon you. He will work in your life when you acknowledge Him. Are you ready to make that step? Hes waiting on you. MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. „ A rift between two former neighbors has resulted in them sharing custody of a Labrador retriever mix. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Tina Marie Walker and David Somerville lived next to each other in a Florida apartment complex when he drove her in 2016 to an animal shelter, where she adopted Elario. When she worked, Somerville would take the dog for walks and to the dog park. He says he paid the dogs vet bills. That led to a rift over who really was the dogs owner and Somerville sued Walker in small claims court. A judge ruled recently that they are to share custody and even drew up a schedule. Walker has moved from the apartment complex but now drops Elario off for his stays with Somerville.ODD NEWS Argument over dogs real owner leads to court custody fightmake travel hazardous. The National Weather Services Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, had issued tornado watches Friday for eastern Texas and western Louisiana, moving up through eastern Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and into Missouri and Iowa. The weather service also warned of the potential for strong thunderstorms, large hail and damaging winds for Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas. In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday. The school said on its Facebook page that students were evacuated from an all-female freshman dormitory after its roof was damaged. No injuries were reported. In Mountain Home in northern Arkansas, authorities evacuated a nursing home after its roof was severely damaged by heavy winds. Police said no injuries were reported. The threat of severe weather prompted of“cials with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans to cancel all of Saturdays events, held outdoors across 23 stages scattered throughout the historic neighborhood. Organizers said the festival will reopen for its “nal day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Forecasters said Alabama was also at risk for a weekend of severe weather, with the National Weather Service predicting storms beginning over north Alabama early Saturday will create a threat of winds up to 60 mph and tornadoes through Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center said theres an enhanced risk of bad weather in an area that includes Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile, and that Montgomery is on the fringe of the risk area. Severe thunderstorms also popped up to the north Friday morning in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Golf ball-sized hail fell Friday morning in parts of southwestern Wisconsin, covering the ground like snow in Richland Center and Gays Mills. Large hail also fell in Parker in southeastern South Dakota while pea-sized hail fell in nearby Sioux Falls. That that just kind of again speaks to how strong the system is, where youre going to get a lot of snow on the cold side, and severe thunderstorms in the warm part of the storm,Ž Beitlich said. In South Dakota, where a blizzard warning covered much of the state, authorities issued no-travel advisories for many highways and closed much of Interstate 90 in the western half of the state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard closed state government of“ces in 32 counties ahead the approaching blizzard. Dozens of school districts canceled classes ahead of snow accumulation expected to reach as much as 18 inches in some areas. Rapid City had already received 5.5 inches by 10 a.m. Dangerous “re weather conditions in Oklahoma contributed to wild“res that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Emergency crews in western Texas were also battling wild“res amid forecasts of extreme “re danger.STORMFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning. Accomplished!Ž His choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with President George W. Bush following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a Mission AccomplishedŽ banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organized an insurgency that tied down U.S. forces for years. The nighttime Syria assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct con”ict with Syrias key ally, Russia, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance. The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning. The U.S. ambassador in Moscow, John Huntsman, said in a video, Before we took action, the United States communicated withŽ Russia to reduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties.Ž Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said that to her knowledge no one in the Defense Department communicated with Moscow in advance, other than the acknowledged use of a military-tomilitary hotline that has routinely helped minimize the risk of U.S.-Russian collisions or confrontations in Syrian airspace. Of“cials said this did not include giving Russian advance notice of where or when allied airstrikes would happen. Russia has military forces, including air defenses, in several areas of Syria to support President Bashar Assad in his long war against antigovernment rebels. Russia and Iran called the use of force by the United States and its allies a military crimeŽ and act of aggression.Ž The U.N. Security Council met to debate the strikes, but rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the aggressionŽ by the three Western allies. Trumps U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, told the session that the president has made it clear that if Assad uses poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded.Ž Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7. The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used. Good souls will not be humiliated,Ž Assad tweeted, while hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus, the capital, where they ”ashed victory signs and waved ”ags in scenes of de“ance after the early morning barrage. The strikes successfully hit every ta rget,Ž White told reporters at the Pentagon. The military said there were three targets: the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons bunkerŽ a few miles from the second target. Although of“cials said the singular target was Assads chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared. In a U.S. military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, the Pentagon said missiles took out nearly 20 percent of the Syrian air force. As of Saturday, neither Syria nor its Russian or Iranian allies retaliated, Pentagon of“cials said. The U.S.-led operation won broad Western support. The NATO alliance gave its full backing; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels that the attack was about en suring that chemical weapons cannot be used with impunity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the attack necessary and appropriate.Ž In his televised address from the White House on Friday evening, Trump said the U.S. was prepared to sustain economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until the Syrian leader ends what Trump called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons. That did not mean military strikes would continue. In fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were planned. Asked about Trumps Mission AccomplishedŽ assertion, White said it pointed to the successful targeting of three Syrian chemical weapons sites. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said the allied airstrikes took out the heartŽ of Assads chemical weapons arsenal. He said the missiles hit the sweet spot,Ž doing the expected level of damage while minimizing the unintentional release of toxic fumes that could be harmful to nearby civilians. When pressed, he acknowledged that some unspeci“ed portion of Assads chemical arms infrastructure was not targeted. There is still a residual element of the Syrian program that is out there,Ž McKenzie said, adding, Im not going to say theyre going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future. I suspect, however theyll think long and hard about it.Ž Assads Barzah research and development center in Damascus was destroyed, McKenzie said. It does not exist anymore.ŽSUCCESSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOSA Syrian girl holds up a Syrian national ag with a picture of President Bashar Assad as government supporters chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday.although he was vague about what kind of rules he believes are needed or what he would support. He brushed off suggestions that Facebook has built a monopoly but didnt identify the companys competitors. Instead, he asserted without elaborating that the average American uses eight different apps to communicate with their friends and stay in touch with people.Ž He didnt mention whether those other apps included Facebooks own Messenger, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, which are also both owned by Facebook. Zuckerberg also didnt rule out the possibility that Facebook might eventually offer a version giving people the option of paying a monthly fee in exchange for not having their personal information mined for advertising. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebooks chief operating idea, ”oated the idea in an interview with NBC before Zuckerberg appeared in Congress. Although Zuckerberg didnt elaborate, the concept would be similar to what both videostreaming service Hulu and music-streaming service Spotify already do by offering a free version supported by ads or a commercial-free version that requires a subscription. Zuckerberg emphasized that Facebook will always offer a free version of its network. But Facebooks business model, as Zuckerberg repeatedly explained in his testimony, depends upon ads shown to people based on the interests they share on the network. That strategy generated $40 billion in ad revenue for Facebook last year, helping to make it one of the worlds most valuable companies just 14 years after Zuckerberg started the business in his Harvard dorm room. While Facebook users can turn off some data collection used for advertising, it cant stop tracking entirely. Zuckerberg also wasnt clear on how the company would offer all users privacy protection equal to that offered by European Union regulations taking effect next month. While hes said he supports the General Data Protection Regulation, Facebook probably isnt following those rules quite yet. Dont say we already do what GDPR requires,Ž one passage from his cheat sheet reminded him.FACEBOOKFROM PAGE 1 In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) res a Tomahawk land attack missile Friday, as part of the military response to Syrias use of chemical weapons on April 7.

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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE FUN 3 by Myles Mellor 1. W KHPPSNH IWM CHPPQZC WZZYFHJ IQPR W NHKHXF IRY DHLP UYKKYIQZC RQO WXYSZJ. RH UQZWKKF FHKKHJ, MPYL MPWKDQZC OH!Ž 2. RXG QUNO VNUUA, LNHEZEMO AHX QUNO ERV, ZAW RXG HTXUA THJAW RA GJCCUN FZCL: Z ENJGGUMG GFHJX! 3. URTM ORT ZEK HTATOYJET BTOPBTK VBZG ORT XRYPBGYM ZV ORT HPEEYAT XZQMXPE, RT UYC KQJJTK Y RYC-JTYM! 4. KTD RENZKQ OHMKDG HJJ KTDZE RZMD KEDDQ KF UEFO WDEKZLHJJA QF KTDA OHMKDG DWDEAKTZMU KF SD LFXBNKDG OZKT H BJNX SFS! 1. A lettuce was getting annoyed with a celery who kept following him around. He finally yelled, stop stalking me!Ž 2. Its very green, probably not very big, and its often found in summer camp: a brussels scout! 3. When the old vegetable retired from the chairman of the village council, he was dubbed a has-bean! 4. The fruits wanted all their fine trees to grow vertically so they wanted everything to be computed with a plum bob! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Rest is an important component to keeping your energy high. The quality of your sleep really matters, too. Its something to plan for „ how youre going to ward o possible distractions; thats how much it matters now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). For a relationship to work well, both parties should agree on what the boundaries are. This is best done organically, though, because people may agree in theory to things that they do not agree with in practice. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres a latent potential in you that you will know only when you get in the environment that makes you nd it and use it. That will not be a comfortable process. Greatness and comfort rarely go together. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Today feels a bit like a trivia game in which you know the answers but can hardly believe your own recollection of them. Producing small bits of hidden information from the way-back brings a unique kind of satisfaction. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Instead of thinking you can accomplish a task with sheer grit and will, you will humbly (and brilliantly) recognize your reliance on the right tools and a conducive environment to accomplish your goals. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Intelligence is not xed. No matter how smart a person is, they can learn more „ or they can go the other direction. At times today, you may feel that youre out of your element, but your choice to push yourself will pay o later. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Life in society is roleplaying. Dont be afraid to switch roles. Also, you dont have to worry too much about being qualied for a role. The role will be y our teacher and q ualier. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Theory and experience are never the same. No matter how much you read, prepare and train with a simulator, youre not doing it for real until youre doing it for real. There is always a leap from theory to practice. Take it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Is your environment at odds with who you are or who you want to be? Maybe you can move things around to make them t better. But also consider whether thats going to be enough. Perhaps its time for a bigger sort of change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You might thrill to taking your generosity in a sneaky direction „ giving anonymously, setting people up for a win, helping behind the scenes. You might pull it o, but you could just as easily get found out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The breakthrough probably wont happen when youre at work on the project. Instead, it will come after the much-needed rest you have after a period of intense exertion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Once, you sought the path of least resistance, and it didnt work out that way at all. You are better o for it. A life of ease would make you stuck and confused. Youre too big to swim in shallow water. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 15). Youll be strongly encouraged to share whats yours „ not exactly a gift but an occurrence that makes you better and richer in many ways. Your past catches up to you in a very rewarding way in May. Karmic payback can be reinvested to do more good in the world. The love sector gets sweeter with travel in August. Pisces and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 20, 3, 35 and 42.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages) 2 0 1 8 0 4 1 5 w i r e 0 6 p d f 1 1 5 A p r 1 8 0 0 : 1 0 : 3 0

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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus j ob experience. Because he hasnt had much luck applying online, I have been calling local businesses to see whats available while hes working hard at school. A problem Im encountering is something I never had to deal with in my own job search. Its companies asking if he wants an internship. They say they cant pay him to train him. Can you explain the basis of this response? „ WANTS TO KNOW IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR WANTS TO KNOW: The basis may be economic. The companies dont want to spend the money on an intern, particularly one who exhibits such little initiative that his mother has to call to inquire about a j ob for him. Keep in mind that some internships have been known to lead to permanent positions. Your son may have better luck if he places the calls himself. DEAR ABBY: What is proper when hosting guests from out of state? In a few months, two dierent relatives will be visiting me separately, each for two weeks. For years it has been my custom to go to church early on Sunday and then to brunch with friends. I dont mind giving up the brunch, but I dont want to miss church for an entire month. (Im a widow now and I enjoy the fellowship.) One relative is a nonchurchgoer, and the other is a Jehovahs Witness. Neither will attend with me even though I invite them. (I tried that.) How do I handle this? „ CHURCH OR NO CHURCH DEAR C. OR N.C.: Having houseguests does not mean you are shackled together the entire time they stay with you. Because you have tried thatŽ and your oer was rejected, they already know you like to attend church. Handle the situation by telling them you will be going to early services on Sunday and then to brunch with some of the church members afterward. If youre worried about feeding your houseguests, tell them there will be lox, bagels and cream cheese waiting in the fridge when they get up „ something from almost every food group. DEAR ABBY: I have a slightly dierent version of a Pennies From HeavenŽ letter for you. My darling grandmother would often tell my brother and me she had a Yankee dimeŽ for us „ which meant a kiss. Not long after her death, I started nding shiny dimes in the strangest places „ under birthday gifts, by the Christmas tree and in my kitchen (which is my happy place). My heart lls as the dimes continue to pile up. I save them all. If I had a penny for every Yankee dime I got while growing up, Id be very rich. „ SUZANNE IN OCALA, FLA. DEAR SUZANNE: You ARE rich! You were blessed to have had a grandmother who loved you and your brother and demonstrated it every chance she got. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the Dear Readers: If you notice bees near your home, there may be a good reason. Lots of them will nest close to yummy things that they can consume „ and that includes food, sugary drinks and garbage cans lled with tasty trash. If you get rid of all the tempting food and drink, the bees will move to a more appealing location. Heres another way to deal with those bees: If a bee buzzes around you, do not swat at it or move fast because that might provoke the bee to sting you. Instead, remain calm and move away very slowly. However, if you stumble onto a nest, run away ASAP. Do not attempt to remove a big nest unless you feel that it is a threat to you. Hire a licensed pest-control professional to handle this task. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We use a lot of duct tape around our house and in many dierent ways, but when I pull it o, it leaves an awful, sticky residue that I nd dicult to remove. Can you help me? „ Carol from South Dakota Dear Carol: Yes, use these Heloise Hints with products you have in your house, and you can solve this problem with a little elbow grease. 1. Pour a little bit of vegetable or baby oil onto your hands. Rub your ngers in the sticky areas. Allow the oil to remain on the areas for about 30 minutes. 2. Pat cornmeal into the oil and rub in a circular motion, both counterclockwise and then clockwise, until you see that the residue is balling up. Use a plastic scrubber to lift it all o. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Granite oors can create a gorgeous entrance into your house. They are attractive and durable, but they get dirty and have to be cleaned. Heres how you can keep them in good shape: „ Dust often with a nontreated mop to eliminate sand or dirt, which can be harmful to the oor. „ Mix warm water with a pH neutral detergent. Apply this with a cloth mop. Do not use too much cleaner because it will leave a lm. „ Rinse completely and dry with a soft cloth. „ Do not ever apply abrasive or acidic cleaners that can damage the surface. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My children love peanut butter, and I have heard that I could make my own. I think it could be a good project for my kids. Do you have a recipe? „ Eleanor from Louisiana Dear Eleanor: Yes, this would be a fun family project. Make sure you have dry-roasted or fresh roasted peanuts (you can buy them on sale at the supermarket). Also check your pantry for vegetable or peanut oil, which is needed. Your kids can measure one cup of peanuts and two to three tablespoons of oil. Pour this into a blender or food processor. Blend until you have crunchy or smooth peanut better, whichever they like the most. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Do you hate the bitter taste in your coee? It can ruin the start of the morning. You can solve this easily by adding a pinch of salt to the coee grounds BEFORE brewing. Did you know that the wonderful avor of brewed coee begins to deteriorate after only 15 minutes? Drink up! „ HeloiseMother assisting sons job hunt regularly stymied by internshipsDear Abby Hints from Heloise

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Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 WORLD JOHANNESBURG „ Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the ”ag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her of“cial funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger. Thunder rumbled and it began to rain as the casket left the 40,000-seat stadium „ a blessing, witnesses said. Heads of state joined the “ve-hour celebration of the powerful “gure who will be buried as a national hero following lively debate over how she should be remembered after her death on April 2 at age 81. Often called the Mother of the NationŽ and Mama Winnie,Ž Madikizela-Mandela fought to keep South Africas anti-apartheid struggle in the international spotlight while her husband, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned. Long before it was fashionable to call for Nelson Mandelas release from Robben Island, it was my mother who kept his memory alive,Ž elder daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini said as the crowd erupted in cheers. Many South Africans have stood up for Madikizela-Mandelas memory against critics who characterized her as a problematic “gure who was implicated in political violence after she returned from years of banishment in a rural town. Proud, d e“ant, articulate, she exposed the lie of apartheid,Ž President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his tribute. Loudly and without apology, she spoke truth to power.Ž He recited Maya Angelous poem Still I Rise.Ž And as the casket left the stadium, another speaker read out Alice Walkers poem Winnie Mandela We Love You.Ž Since her death, supporters have visited Madikizela-Mandelas family home in Soweto, the Johannesburg township where she lived, and condolences have poured in from around the world in remembr ance of one of the 20th centurys most prominent political activists. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who attended the funeral, said Friday that Madikizela-Mandela was responsible for making the anti-apartheid movement a global struggle.Ž Many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela recognized her as a political force in her own right. In apartheid South Africa, the combination of patriarchy and racism together meant that black women confronted enormous obstacles from the cradle to the grave, making her own achievements all the more exceptional,Ž U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at a memorial in New York, not mentioning Nelson Mandela at all. The young MadikizelaMandela grew up in what is now Eastern Cape province and came to Johannesburg as the citys “rst black female social worker. Not long after, she met African National Congress activist Mandela and the couple married in 1958, forming one of the most storied unions of the century. After Mandela was imprisoned, MadikizelaMandela embraced her own leadership in the freedom struggle with steely de termination and at great personal sacri“ce. For years, she was routinely harassed by apartheid-state security forces, imprisoned and tortured. In 1977, she was banished to a remote town. It took a toll. When Madikizela-Mandela returned from exile she became involved with a group of young men known as the Mandela United Football Club. The men were accused of the disappearances and killings of at least 18 boys and young men and the leader was convicted of killing a 14-year-old, nicknamed Stompie,Ž accused of being a police informer. In 1991, a court found Madikizela-Mandela guilty of the boys kidnapping and assault and sentenced her to six years in jail. She appealed and was found guilty of being an accessory in the assault, and the sentence was reduced to a “ne and suspended prison term. Madikizela-Mandela denied knowledge of any killings. Mandela divorced her in 1996, claiming in“delity and saying that after his release from prison, his wife made him the loneliest man.Ž Though she fought “ercely for democracy, Madikizela-Mandela ”oundered in a political career after the “rst free elections in 1994. Mandela, South Africas “rst black president, “red her as one of his deputy ministers. Her stints as a lawmaker, a post she held until her death, were lackluster. Mandela-Dlamini, her elder daughter, accused the media of being complicit in a long smear campaignŽ against her mother. Praising her now that shes gone shows what hypocrites you are,Ž she said during her speech. Its become clear that South Africa, and indeed the world, holds men and women to different standards of morality.Ž Ramaphosa said the traumas that MadikizelaMandela endured as a target of the powerful apartheid state in”icted deep woundsŽ that never healed „ and went largely ignored by many peers. She bore witness to our suffering. We did not do the same for her,Ž he said. Today is a moment to heal those wounds. 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Sunday, April 15, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Golf 3 | NFL 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | adno=50532904*See website for detai lsBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE„ The most important guy on Floridas sideline Saturday wasnt coach Dan Mullen or quarterback Feleipe Franks. He didnt wear a headset or have a play-calling sheet. He didnt touch the football or get in the huddle. He was hardly even noticeable at the teams annual spring game at the Swamp. Yet his role the last three months and the next three months is more critical to the programs planned turnaround than anyone else. Strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Savage is working behind the scenes to return the Gators to form. The early results? Mullen said players averaged a 3.5 percent loss in body fat during the first two months Savage has been there, eye-popping numbers that prove what Florida had been doing wrong and what Savage is doing right.COMMENTARYFlorida strength coach is key to turnaroundBy Roger MooneyTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ Lightning coach Jon Cooper spent a lot of time during the final weeks of the season talking about the importance of home ice during the Stanley Cup playoffs. His take: Its what you do with it that matters. Here is what the Lightning did with home ice during the first two games of their quarterfinal series against the Devils: win and win. The Lightning took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena. Alex Killorn scored twice and Andrei Vasilevskiy survived a frantic final 10 minutes to finish with 41 saves. Game 3 is 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Ryan Callahan left near the end of the second period with an upper-body injury. He did not return. Also, Dan Girardi was not on the bench in the third period. The Lightning scored four goals in a 10-minute span during the second, including two on the power play, to take Four-goal second period gives Lightning 2-0 series lead NHL: Lightning 5, Devils 4WINNING AT HOMEAP PHOTOTampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with center Tyler Johnson (9) during the first period of Game 2 Saturday, in Tampa. IAN POULTER TAKES LEADThe resurgent Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the “ nal round of the RBC Heritage. Page 3 SEE LIGHTNING, 2By MARK DIDTLERAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ The Philadelphia Phillies are having success in onerun games. Jorge Alfaro hit a goahead single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Phillies won their fourth straight overall by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. Philadelphia is 4-0 in one-run games, with three coming during the current streak. If were going to be a really good team, were going to win ballgames like this,Ž rookie manager Gabe Kapler said. Were going to kind of stick our nose in it. These are games you have to grind out.Ž Alfaros ground single to left field off closer Alex Colome (0-2) scored Scott Kingery, who doubled, for a 2-1 lead. Edubray Ramos (1-0) got the final out in the eighth with a runner on third before Hector Neris worked the ninth for his second save. Tampa Bay dropped to 0-6 when allowing three or fewer runs. The Rays are the only winless team in the majors when doing so. We knew coming in were going to play close ballgames,Ž manager Kevin Cash said. Thats the way our team is built.Ž Tampa Bay is 2-7 in onerun games. Colome has blown two saves and has a 10.80 ERA in six games. Alex has done a lot of good things over the last three years,Ž Cash said. Hes allowed, just as anybody else in that clubhouse, to go through some rough stretches. To me, this (game) didnt come down to Alex Colomes performance, it probably was more our lack of offense.Ž Vince Velasquez permitted one run, four hits, one walk and had seven strikeouts in 6 ‡ innings for the Phillies, who were coming off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati. I only threw six or seven changeups, and that was to upset the timing MLB: Phillies 2, Rays 1Late single lifts Phillies past RaysAP PHOTOPhiladelphia Phillies reliever Drew Hutchison (33) and shortstop J.P. Crawford celebrate a win over the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Saturday, in St. Petersburg. SEE RAYS, 2 SEE FLORIDA, 3By JOE REEDYAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ When Willie Taggart was hired by Florida State last December, he described his philosophy in two words „ lethal simplicity. The spring practices and Saturdays Garnet and Gold game showed the Seminoles have embraced the changes. The players arent the only ones who have embraced the start of the Taggart Era. A programrecord crowd of 53,974 showed up at Doak Campbell Stadium for the spring finale. That was an impressive crowd and a lot of energy for a spring game,Ž Taggart said. It gives us a little preview COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SeminolesFSU draws 53,974 to wrap up spring practicesAP PHOTOFloridas Nick Savage, right, director of football strength and conditioning, talks with running back Iverson Clement (24) during an NCAA spring college football intrasquad game, Saturday in Gainesville. SEE FSU, 3

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By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA „ Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut, and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 on Saturday night for their 17th straight win. Embiid was a spectator in Game 1 of the first-round series because of a broken orbital bone around his left eye. The All-Star center has been hopeful he can return early in the series. The Sixers could end this one early with Embiid back in the lineup. Simmons dished and dazzled in the paint and the Heat had no answer for Sixers reserves Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova. Belinelli and Ilyasova combined to hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter that helped shift the tone from physical and foulfilled to a long-distance game that allowed the Sixers to put away this one. They used a 15-0 run in the third in their first postseason game in five seasons under coach Brett Brown to get the rout rolling. Brown won 47 games his first three seasons as the Sixers underwent the Process „ and 52, plus Game 1 this season. JJ Redick scored 28 points to lead the Sixers, who host Game 2 on Monday. Belinelli had 25 and Ilyasova 17. Embiid ditched the black mask hes been wearing in light shooting drills for a white Phantom of the OperaŽ mask to ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The Sixers crowd roared as Embiid, the self-proclaimed Phantom of the Process,Ž waved his arms toward the crowd and exhorted them to get louder. Sixers fans started tailgating in the sports complex about seven hours before tipoff and one group posted a sign on their tent that read Saturdays Are For The Process.Ž The Sixers had a blue-out and gave away free T-shirts in preparation of their first playoff game since 2012. There is a gratitude that I have, we have. Finally, here we are and our fans genuinely have something to be proud of with us,Ž Brown said. The Game 1 victory sure didnt surprise Embiid. He had already mapped out the 76ers road to an NBA championship on his Instagram feed. Its about that time!!! #Playoffs #PhantomofTheProcess Embiid posted a photo burst of teams in order of a potential road toward a Process title. He started with the Heat, followed by Boston, then a picture of him hugging Clevelands LeBron James, and ending with Embiid looking at Golden States Draymond Green. The Heat would swipe left on the collage. For a half, the Heat got what they needed against one of the NBAs toughest teams and James Johnson and Kelly Olynyk helped them take a 60-56 lead at the break. Olynyk led the Heat with 26 points. The Sixers, who set an NBA record with 16 straight wins to end the season, got the rout in full swing with a raucous crowd behind them. The Heat shot 26 percent in the third and were outscored 34-18. 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City FC at Atlanta UnitedSPORTS ON TVcontrol of the game. Killorn got it started when he directed a pass from Nikita Kucherov into the net to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead. With the Lightning on the power play, Steven Stamkos set up the play with a shot from the faceoff circle that went behind the net and caromed to Kucherov. It was 3-1 a little over a minute later when Tyler Johnson directed a blast from the blue line by Ryan McDonagh into the net. Kucherov scored his second of the series when he sped up the left side and sent the puck on net as he neared the goal line. Stamkos was closing in but never got to the puck because it hit off the skate of Sami Vatanen and into the net to make it 4-1. It was 5-1 six minutes later when Killorn scored off a scramble in front with the Lightning on another power play. That goal, the Lightnings fifth on only 15 shots, sent New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid to the bench. Cory Schneider, who began the year as the Devils No. 1 goalie, finished the game. The Devils still had life, and they cut the deficit to three goals when Sami Vatanen carried the puck into the zone and scored from between the faceoff circles with 26 seconds left in the period. Blake Coleman scored with 8 minutes to go in the third to make it a two-goal game. The Brayden PointOndrej Palat-Tyler Johnson line was at it again, with Palat feeding Point from just inside the blue line and Point turning on the jets as he skated in alone on Kinkaid and firing into the top of the net for an early 1-0 lead. The Devils responded, though. Nico Hischier won a faceoff in the offensive zone. After Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped one shot, Anton Stralman tried to clear the puck but put it on the stick of Hischier, who easily scored. That goal, just over a minute after the Lightning took the lead, took a little of the edge off the Amalie Arena crowd.LIGHTNINGFrom Page 1 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ Ryan Hartmans empty-net goal with 1:09 left wound up the winner as the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. After Hartman gave the Predators a 5-3 lead, Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. But the Avalanche couldnt get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne. The Presidents Trophy winners started slowly, giving up a goal on Colorados first shot for a second straight game. Yet the Predators rallied again to take their first 2-0 lead when starting a best-of-seven series in their own building. Game 3 is Monday night in Denver.BRUINS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 3: David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to help Boston blow out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series. Pastrnak shattered his previous career high of four points, scoring his third goal with 1:36 left to bring two trash cans full of caps and winter hats ” uttering down to the ice. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each had four assists, and Torey Krug had three. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for Boston, and David Krejci, Rick Nash, Jake DeBrusk and Kevan Miller also scored. The series moves to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Thursday. Game 5 would be back in Boston on Saturday, if necessary.NHL ROUNDUP Predators take 2-0 series leadAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. „ The Golden State Warriors had something to prove all right: Oh yes, they plan to stay on top in these playoffs despite a disappointing finish to the regular season. Kevin Durant helped the defending champions get defensive in a hurry, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on Saturday. Durant, Thompson and Draymond Green took charge in Game 1 of the first-round series to elevate the Warriors intensity at last playing without fellow All-Star and injured two-time MVP Stephen Curry, sidelined since March 23 with a sprained left knee. Game 2 in the bestof-seven series is Monday night at Oracle Arena.RAPTORS 114, WIZARDS 106: Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in playoff series openers by beating the Washington Wizards 114-106 on Saturday. Toronto entered having lost an NBA-worst 10 consecutive Game 1s since, including six at home. The Raptors host Game 2 on Tuesday.NBA ROUNDUPWarriors rout Spurs in game oneof the hitters,Ž Velasquez said. Just the fact that I used my secondary pitches and having the conviction of throwing them for strikes.Ž Jake Faria, coming off a start Saturday at Boston in which he gave up eight runs in 1 ‡ innings, limited Philadelphia to one run and two hits over 5 ‡ innings. He struck out seven and walked two. A big step compared to last game,Ž Faria said. Philadelphia tied it at 1 on Carlos Santanas RBI single in the sixth off reliever Jose Alvarado, who ended the inning by striking out Nick Williams with the bases loaded. Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the second when C.J. Cron singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Mallex Smiths single. The Rays came within a few feet of another run in the fourth. Matt Duffys two-out fly was dropped by Aaron Altherr, but the right fielder recovered to throw out Duffy at second just before Joey Wendle slid across the plate. Faria held the Phillies hitless until Williams opened the fifth with a single. Williams was then picked off first by catcher Wilson Ramos.RAYSFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOMiami Heats Dwyane Wade, right, makes his move against Philadelphia 76ers Dario Saric, left, of Croatia, during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, in Philadelphia. NBA: 76ers 130, Heat 103Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Hea t

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The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By PETE IACOBELLIAssociated PressHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. „ The resurgent Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage, putting him in position for his second victory in three weeks. Before April, Poulter had not won on tour in more than five years. Now, hes one more solid round away from adding another title to his dramatic win at the Houston Open on April 1. No joke, Poulters play is for real. Seven of the Englishmans last 11 rounds have been in the 60s after having just three such showings in his first 20 rounds this season. His latest left him at 13-under 200, and a stroke ahead of Luke List (67) and Si Woo Kim (68). World No. 1 Dustin Johnson failed to make a move and, after a 72, was tied for 41st, 10 shots behind. Poulter and his chasers will have a quick turnaround Sunday with tour officials starting play at 7 a.m. and going off in threesomes on both tees because of expected bad weather in the afternoon. C.T. Pan and Billy Horschel, both with 67s, were another stroke back at 11 under, and Kevin Kisner (66) and Chesson Hadley (69) were three shots behind at 10 under. Poulter made his run in spurts, moving out front with birdies on the fifth and six holes before getting his last two on the 12th and 13th. He saved par out of the bunker on the par-3 17th, rolling in a rock-solid 6-foot putt and making a routine par on the signature lighthouse hole, the 18th, to stay in front. Kim was in front at 12 under after birdies on the eighth and ninth holes. He fell back with bogey on No. 12 and could not catch Poulter down the stretch. List took off with three straight birdies on Nos. 14-16. List, who finished second earlier this season at the Honda Classic, is seeking his first PGA Tour win.Resurgent Ian Poulter takes leadBy RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „The NFL draft still is a few weeks away, and every team is hoping to harvest players who can be the difference on a winner. But the biggest improvement may come from players entering their second or third seasons. Rookies are great, but player development is the secret sauce of any winning franchise. To that end, the focus on 2018 should eventually shift away from draft picks to those players poised to make the biggest improvement. For the Bucs, they are a former first-round pick, a versatile offensive lineman, a twice-injured pass rusher, an ascending receiver and determined quarterback. O.J. HOWARD: He was considered one of the most complete players in the draft, a tight end equally adept at blocking as he was catching passes. By nearly every measure, Howard had a good rookie year. He caught 26 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns. But he couldve become an even bigger red-zone target. (Remember the final play of the Patriots game?). He also can improve as a run blocker. But coach Dirk Koetter seems confident Howard has the type of makeup to improve rapidly. I know he had tapes he studied in the offseason,Ž Koetter said. I think O.J. is going to see his room for improvement is immense. He can do so many things better and hes capable of doing them. Thats one thing we loved about O.J. Hes a do-everything tight end.Ž CALEB BENENOCH: The Bucs signed Ravens center Ryan Jensen and are moving center Ali Marpet to left guard. All that is left is to determine whether J.R. Sweezy, who could miss some time in the offseason recovering from a leg injury, can keep his job at right guard. The Bucs appear ready to move on to Benenoch, a fifth-round pick from UCLA. Benenochs versatility has been his best attribute. Hes been able to provide help at guard and tackle. But barring the Bucs using a high draft choice on a guard „ such as Notre Dames Quenton Nelson „ Benenoch could benefit from focusing on one position. The one thing we feel like from watching Calebs tape, if it would ever be possible for us to put Caleb in a spot and leave him there, it would probably help him just because Caleb is one of those guys thats been moved around so much, that hes never really gotten used to playing somewhere, Koetter said. One week hes playing left guard and the next week, hes at right tackle. I think theres a little bit of an art to that. We have high hopes for Caleb, and dont forget, we still have the draft. We have a long road to go here before we have to solve this for real. NOAH SPENCE: A year ago, Spence was the Bucs big hope on defense. The lack of a productive edge rusher was already evident before he suffered a second shoulder injury. He played in only three games and underwent another surgery. The good news for Spence is that hes had a good, long period of recovery. But the Bucs traded for two defensive ends, Vinny Curry and Jason Pierre-Paul. Those acquisitions will enable Spence to focus on what hes likely to become „ a designated pass rusher. At 6-2, 251 pounds, he always will have trouble holding up physically as an every down player. I know Noah is ahead of schedule. He looks great,Ž Koetter said. Does it take the pressure off him? I dont know if it takes the pressure off him, but it allows us to play him in a pass rushing role and not so much on every down. CHRIS GODWIN: Godwin battled through a series of injuries and played predominately on special teams. When DeSean Jackson missed the final two games of the season with a foot injury, Godwin responded with 10 catches for 209 yards, including a game-winning touchdown against the Saints. It appears the Bucs still are committed to improving their use of Jackson, but Godwin could force his way on the field more. Hell do what you ask him to do and hell do it to the best of his ability and hell play through discomfort,Ž Koetter said. RYAN GRIFFIN: Who knows what becomes of the NFLs investigation of possible misconduct by Jameis Winston? The Bucs felt it was important to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went 2-1 as a starter when Winston was injured. The Bucs also like Griffin, who was winning the No. 2 quarterback job a year ago in training camp when he suffered a shoulder sprain. Griffin is in a tough spot. Hes gotten better each year, and after three seasons with the Bucs is still waiting for his first regular season snap. If he can stay healthy and continue to improve, he could gain some ground on Fitzpatrick.AP PHOTOIan Poulter, of England, watches his shot off the second tee during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday. PGA TOUR: RBC HeritageAssociated PressDULUTH, Ga. „ Jay Haas nearly shot his age Friday to take the lead into a 36-hole Saturday finish in the PGA Tour Champions Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 64-year-old Haas birdied the final two holes in breezy conditions at TPC Sugarloaf for a 7-under 65 and a onestroke lead over Steve Flesch. Bernhard Langer shot 67, and Gene Sauers and Scott Parel followed at 68. Facing a forecast of 1 inches of rain overnight Sunday and the threat of lightning Sunday, tournament officials decided to play both the second and third rounds Saturday. The guys were saying weve got to play 54, so this gives us that opportunity,Ž Haas said. It will be a long day. Thankfully, we can get in carts. This is a long walking golf course. Im pretty whipped today. I didnt get in the cart today, but Ill probably be in there a little bit tomorrow.Ž Haas won the last of his 18 senior titles at the 2016 Toshiba Classic. I had a decent year last year, not what I wanted maybe, and then starting off this year Ive been pretty poor,Ž Haas said. Havent been 100 percent physically, but Im feeling better.Ž He birdied all four par-5 holes in a bogey-free round. The nine-time PGA Tour winner birdied four of the first six holes „ the par-4 first and third and par-5 fourth and sixth. He added a birdie on the par-5 10th and closed with the birdies on the par-4 17th and par-5 18th. I hit the ball well, hit a lot of good iron shots,Ž Haas said. I had four or five of them inside 10 feet. My distance control was really good. And I made some really nice putts and didnt really struggle at all with long putting or anything. ... I made a really nice one here at 18. It was a bonus there. Hit a beautiful 5-iron at 17 to about 3 feet.Ž Flesh also birdied the final two holes in a bogey-free round.CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mitsubishi Electric ClassicJay Haas takes lead into Saturday “ nishNFL: BuccaneersWhy the Bucs big improvement could come from players already on the rosterJIM DAMASKE | TIMESBucs Alan Cross (45) consoles Chris Godwin (12) who just missed recovering a lions punt return fumble at the sideline in the 1st qtr. during the Bucs game against Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon 12/10/2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Thats pretty good in two months,Ž Mullen said. He could market that and get his own infomercial and make a ton of money off it if you advertise that, right?Ž Savage officially unmasked what people close to the program, including former coach Jim McElwain, suspected was a problem in recent years. Former strength coach Mike Kent, who followed McElwain from Colorado State, was seemingly in over his head. Even McElwain openly questioned Kents efforts after Michigan manhandled the Gators in the 2017 season opener in Arlington, Texas. His tactics came under more scrutiny when athletic director Scott Stricklin pinpointed Floridas strength and conditioning program as one deficiency during McElwains tenure. Its the backbone,Ž Stricklin said. Any successful program has a really strong strength and conditioning program that builds accountability, and programs that arent as successful usually are lacking in that area.Ž Mullen hired Savage to fill the void. Savage spent the last two years with Mullen at Mississippi State, so there was no transition period in Gainesville or even talks about philosophy and direction. Mullen trusted Savage to get the job done, and Savage went right to work installing a program that mandates heavier weights and an increased commitment to lifting. I loved the last coaching staff,Ž Franks said. But coach Savage is a bit more, I want to say, strenuous. Hes whipping us into shape real quick.Ž Savage caught players by surprise early. He took them on a 2.7-mile run around campus on Day One of his conditioning program „ he called it a team-building exerciseŽ „ and conducted circuit training along the way. They stopped in certain spots for situps, pushups and squats. We were like, Wait, what?Ž defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said. We thought we were just going to be running just to be running. Once we started, it was more like the more we went, we were straining.Ž They were just getting started, too. Obviously its not pedal down all the way from Day One,Ž Savage said. Youve got to kind of take your steps and build them up. Once that pedal got cranked down, it was a real eye-opener.Ž Eventually, the results began to show. Guys could see progress on scales, in mirrors and especially in side-by-side photos. Talking to the guys on the team, its very different from what theyve done in the past, so theyre going to get that huge jump,Ž Mullen said. I still expect to see big gains this summer because now theyre to the point where theyre in shape. ... The positive of that is its going to be easier to buy in more in the future because theyve seen those results in the short period of time. So if I just buy in over a long period, Im going to look like an SEC football player.Ž Short-term results have drawn rave reviews, especially from those who experienced what happened before and whats happening now. Its stupid,Ž said defensive tackle Taven Bryan, who is expected to be a first-round NFL draft pick this month. Savage is an unreal weight coach. ... Just the way he changes everyones bodies. We looked like the Pillsbury Doughboys.ŽFLORIDAFrom Page 1of what it is going to be like for the first game (on Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech).Ž Taggarts up-tempo spread offense got plenty of work. It ran 85 plays during the first half and 125 for the g ame as the second half was played with a running clock. Taggart said he is pleased with how the unit has been able to grasp the system along with how it adjusted to the pace of practice, but he is still searching for consistency. We can be a lot better. There are still too many mistakes that are drive killers like bad sna p s or false starts,Ž he said. There a lot of things we have to clean up but it is good to see guys making plays.Ž The defense, which is being installed by former Michigan State defensive coordinator Harlan Barnett, was not able to force a turnover, but Taggart was impressed with how the y did sto pp in g the run and pressuring the quarterback. Taggart said he kept things vanilla for the spring game, but there was a double pass, two halfback passes and a fake punt. It is clear that Taggarts hiring after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M has revitalized a p ro g ram that has struggled the past couple seasons. Since winning 33 of 34 games between 2013 and 15, including a national championship, the Seminoles are 21-12, including 10-10 in the ACC. Last season, Florida State needed to go on a four-game winning streak to g o 7-6 and avoid its first losing season since 1976. It is like the chemistry he has built was fast,Ž defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas said. He earned our respect quick and Im sure we earned his respect by pushing us. The energy he has brought to the program has enthused us.ŽFSUFrom Page 1

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RBIs„Albies4(11),Swanson2(10),F.Freeman (12),Suzuki(3),Markakis2(9),Almora(3), Contreras2(3),Zobrist2(7),Baez4(14), Schwarber2(7),LaStella(4).S„Newcomb. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta 6(Swanson,Suzuki,Markakis,Adams, Newcomb,Tucker);Chicago4(Baez,Navarro 3).RISP„Atlanta7for20;Chicago3for13. Runnersmovedup„Albies,Culberson,Bourjos, F.Freeman,Bryant,Contreras,Baez.GIDP„ Markakis2. DP„Chicago2(Butler,Russell,Zobrist),(Baez, Russell,Navarro). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Newcomb5.16 3247109 4.02 Winkler1.21 221232 2.25 Jackson.11 220114 13.50 Ramirez,L,0-1.12 552123 13.50 S.Freeman00 213014 1.23 Moylan.10 000140.00 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Quintana2.177741708.16 Butler3.253222682.45 Cishek120010271.17 Wilson,W,1-0110002204.91 Morrow100011160.00 S.Freemanpitchedto3battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Winkler3-0, Ramirez2-2,S.Freeman2-2,Moylan3-2, Butler3-3.HBP„Jackson(Heyward),Ramirez (Bryant).WP„Newcomb,Butler,Wilson, Moylan. Umpires„Home,ChadFairchild;First,Mike Estabrook;Second,AlfonsoMarquez;Third, BruceDreckman.T„3:43.A„36,788(41,649).RANGERS6,ASTROS5,10INNINGSTEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choorf500003.226 Profarss322021.226 Gallodh512203.212 Beltre3b412110.298 Guzman1b512202.375 Rualf502002.178 Centenoc500000.176 Kiner-Falefa2b411101.222 Robinsoncf400003.167 Toccicf000000.111 TOTALS406116315 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf512001.213 Bregman3b512000.241 Altuve2b311010.351 Correass511201.280 Gurriel1b512300.333 Reddickrf400011.286 Gonzalezlf400001.191 Gattisdh400002.200 Stassic300011.304 TOTALS3858537 TEXAS0000110301:6111 HOUSTON0005000000:580 E„Profar(2).LOB„Texas7,Houston7.2B„ Profar(2),Gallo(3),Correa(5),Gurriel(1). HR„Kiner-Falefa(1),offMorton;Beltre(1),off Morton;Gallo(5),offPeacock;Guzman(1),off Peacock;Gurriel(1),offMinor.RBIs„Gallo2 (13),Beltre(3),Guzman2(2),Kiner-Falefa(1), Correa2(12),Gurriel3(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas3 (Guzman,Centeno2);Houston5(Springer, Correa,Reddick2,Gattis).RISP„Texas2for5; Houston2for9. Runnersmovedup„Gonzalez.GIDP„Centeno, Stassi. DP„Texas1(Beltre,Kiner-Falefa,Guzman); Houston1(Correa,Gurriel). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Minor55 551290 4.60 Barnette20 001340 0.00 Bush11 000116 3.12 Kela,W,1-010 001118 0.00 Martin,H,4.22 000015 2.35 Claudio,S,1-1.10 00004 5.87 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton66221121061.00 Rondon,H,110 000211 0.00 Peacock,BS,1-2.233300274.15 Smith.10000015.79 Giles10 00009 3.60 Harris,L,0-112 112121 2.45 Inheritedrunners-scored„Claudio2-0.HBP„ Minor(Altuve).WP„Kela. Umpires„Home,TomHallion;First,Adam Hamari;Second,DanBellino;Third,PhilCuzzi. T„3:26.A„40,679(41,168).PHILLIES9,RAYS4PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b511101.277 Santana1b411110.167 Herreracf503100.348 Hoskinsdh511100.317 Williamsrf522000.273 Kingerylf512200.267 Franco3b210111.242 Alfaroc401001.219 Crawfordss322210.167 TOTALS38913933 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Smithlf412000.343 Gomezdh400001.192 Kiermaiercf422001.143 Cron1b301201.213 Wendle2b311010.278 Duffy3b301101.259 a-Robertsonph000010.316 Ramosc401000.171 Hechavarriass300100.191 Fieldrf300010.000 TOTALS3148434 PHILADELPHIA060120000„9130 TAMPABAY000201001„481 a-walkedforDuffyinthe9th. E„Archer(1).LOB„Philadelphia6,TampaBay 5.2B„Williams(2),Kingery2(6),Crawford (2),Kiermaier(1),Wendle(3),Duffy(2).HR„ Crawford(2),offArcher.RBIs„Hernandez (4),Santana(10),Herrera(3),Hoskins(10), Kingery2(9),Franco(13),Crawford2(5),Cron 2(5),Duffy(7),Hechavarria(5).SF„Franco, Cron,Hechavarria. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Philadelphia4 (Santana,Williams,Kingery,Crawford);Tampa Bay2(Ramos2).RISP„Philadelphia6for15; TampaBay1for5. Runnersmovedup„Alfaro,Cron.GIDP„ Hoskins,Wendle,Hechavarria,Field. DP„Philadelphia3(Santana,Crawford), (Hernandez,Crawford,Santana),(Crawford, Hernandez,Santana);TampaBay1 (Hechavarria,Wendle,Cron). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta,W,1-06.273221883.38 Arano1.100003120.00 Hutchison111110185.79 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Archer,L,1-148 772280 7.84 Pruitt55 221170 5.52 Inheritedrunners-scored„Arano1-0.WP„ Pruitt.PB„Alfaro(1). Umpires„Home,JimWolf;First,D.J.Reyburn; Second,SamHolbrook;Third,RyanBlakney. T„2:46.A„20,934(42,735).PIRATES1,MARLINS0PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Harrison2b400002.268 Polancorf400000.220 Martecf411000.241 Bell1b401001.278 Dickersonlf401100.347 Cervellic302000.279 Moran3b300000.316 Mercerss200011.227 Taillonp200000.143 Felizp000000--b-Frazierph000010.280 Kontosp000000--Vazquezp000000--TOTALS3015124 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf400001.290 Rojasss401000.291 Castro2b402001.298 Bour1b301010.216 Anderson3b402000.288 Shuckrf300010.571 Brinsoncf400000.140 Holadayc300011.167 Richardsp200000.000 a-Telisph100000.154 Steckenriderp000000--Zieglerp000000--c-Maybinph100000.243 TOTALS3306033 PITTSBURGH000000001„150 MIAMI000000000„060 a-”iedoutforRichardsinthe7th.b-walked forFelizinthe8th.c-groundedoutforZiegler inthe9th. LOB„Pittsburgh5,Miami9.2B„Cervelli(3). RBIs„Dickerson(10).CS„Frazier(2). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Pittsburgh1 (Taillon);Miami4(Shuck,Holaday,Richards2). RISP„Pittsburgh1for4;Miami0for6. Runnersmovedup„Moran,Anderson,Brinson. GIDP„Cervelli. DP„Miami1(Castro,Rojas,Bour). PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Taillon64 003293 0.89 Feliz10000113 6.00 Kontos,W,1-112 000018 5.14 Vazquez,S,5-510 000016 5.14 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards72 001282 4.70 Steckenrider10 001215 0.00 Ziegler,L,0-313 110016 8.10 HBP„Richards(Cervelli). Umpires„Home,LazDiaz;First,AndyFletcher; Second,MannyGonzalez;Third,JeffNelson. T„2:31.A„26,816(36,742).BREWERS5,METS1MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf501001.278 Thames1b400002.233 Braunlf301000.184 Perezlf100000.154 Shaw3b412002.283 Santanarf311011.283 Sogardss400001.172 Haderp0000001.000 Villar2b411302.298 Bandyc412102.200 Andersonp200002.167 Jeffressp000000--Arciass111100.178 TOTALS35595113 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Confortocf310002.250 Cabrera2b400002.321 Cespedeslf401102.208 Brucerf400001.239 Gonzalez1b300000.242 Frazier3b201010.293 Rosarioss301000.244 Lobatonc100011.200 a-Lagaresph100001.350 Nidoc000000.000 Harveyp100000.500 Sewaldp100000.000 b-Floresph100001.190 Roblesp000000--TOTALS28131210 MILWAUKEE030100001„590 NEWYORK000001000„130 a-struckoutforLobatoninthe8th.b-struckout forSewaldinthe8th. LOB„Milwaukee5,NewYork3.2B„Shaw (6).HR„Villar(1),offHarvey;Bandy(1),off Harvey;Arcia(1),offRobles.RBIs„Villar3(6), Bandy(1),Arcia(6),Cespedes(12).SB„Braun (2).S„Anderson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee3 (Cain,Sogard2);NewYork1(Lobaton).RISP„ Milwaukee1for6;NewYork1for2. Runnersmovedup„Santana,Cabrera.GIDP„ Rosario,Harvey. DP„Milwaukee2(Shaw,Villar,Thames), (Sogard,Villar,Thames). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,1-16.12 112587 2.82 Jeffress,H,12-31 00008 1.17 Hader,S,1-120 000523 1.86 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Harvey,L,0-158 441695 4.80 Sewald30000548 1.69 Robles11 110214 3.00 HBP„Anderson(Conforto). Umpires„Home,LarryVanover;First,Hunter Wendelstedt;Second,ChrisGuccione;Third, DaveRackley.T„2:46.A„40,965(41,922).ANGELS5,ROYALS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b310112.273 Troutcf511202.266 Uptonlf512101.297 Pujolsdh401001.282 Calhounrf401002.231 Simmonsss400001.318 Valbuena3b422101.291 Marte1b400000.379 Riverac302011.389 TOTALS36595211 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaylf400012.239 Merri“eldcf401001.255 Moustakas3b411101.327 Duda1b311011.282 Solerrf411001.216 Orlandodh301012.250 Goins2b300013.267 Escobarss400000.156 Buterac301110.185 TOTALS32362511 LOSANGELES001121000„590 KANSASCITY000010110„361 E„Soler(1).LOB„LosAngeles7,Kansas City7.2B„Pujols(4).HR„Valbuena(3),off Junis;Upton(4),offJunis;Trout(6),offJunis; Moustakas(3),offParker.RBIs„Cozart (7),Trout2(13),Upton(11),Valbuena(8), Moustakas(9),Butera(4).SF„Cozart. Runnersleftinscoringposition„LosAngeles 3(Trout,Calhoun2);KansasCity3(Merri“eld 2,Duda).RISP„LosAngeles0for2;Kansas City2for9. GIDP„Escobar. DP„LosAngeles1(Valbuena,Cozart,Marte). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards,W,2-051 113573 3.60 Alvarez11000321 0.00 Johnson.22 111127 3.86 Parker,H,1.12111015 6.43 Wood,H,310000213 0.00 Middleton,S,4-410 000011 0.93 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Junis,L,2-14.27 441798 1.93 Flynn2.11 101137 3.86 Smith21 000331 2.70 Richardspitchedto1batterinthe6th. Parkerpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Alvarez1-0,Parker 2-0,Wood1-0,Flynn2-0.WP„Richards3. Umpires„Home,MarvinHudson;First,Quinn Wolcott;Second,JeffKellogg;Third,Chris Segal.T„3:03.A„15,876(37,903).THISDATEIN BASEBALL1909: LeonAmesofthe NewYorkGiantspitcheda no-hitterfor91-3inningson openingday,butlost3-0to Brooklynin13innings. 1915: RubeMarquardofthe NewYorkGiantsno-hitthe BrooklynDodgers,winning 2-0. 1947: JackieRobinsonplayed his“rstmajorleaguegame, fortheDodgers.Hewent 0-for-3,butscoredthedecidingrunina5-3victoryover theBostonBravesinBrooklyn.Hewasthe“rstblackto appearinthemajorssince 1884. 1957: PresidentEisenhower openedthe1956seasonby tossingoutthe“rstballat Grif“thStadiuminWashington.Itwasthe10millionth Spaldingbaseballusedin majorleagueplay. 1958: MajorLeagueBaseball arrivedinCaliforniawhen thetransplantedGiantsand DodgersplayedinSealsStadiuminSanFrancisco.Ruben GomezblankedLosAngeles 8-0. 1968: HoustonandtheNew YorkMetsplayed24inningsin anightgameintheAstrodomebeforetheAstroswon 1-0.Thegamelastedmore thansixhours.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox10,Orioles3: Hanley Ramirezhitatwo-runhomerand droveinthreeruns,andBostonbeat Baltimoretogetto12-2„thebest startinits118-yearhistory. Nationals6,Rockies2: Washingtons MaxScherzerdominatedafteran earlyhiccup,strikingout11and retiringhis“nal20batters. Cardinals6,Reds1: GregGarciahit twohomerunsforthe“rsttimein hiscareerandledSt.Louistoawin. Cubs14,Braves10: JavyBaezhada three-rundoubleasChicagoscored ninetimesintheeighthinningon justthreehits,rallyingpastAtlanta. Rangers6,Astros5,10innings: RonaldGuzmans“rstcareerhomer tiedthegameintheeighthinning, andheputtheRangersaheadwith anin“eldsingleinthe10thasTexas ralliedtobeatHouston. Phillies9,Rays4: Philadelphia rookiesJ.P.CrawfordandScott Kingerydroveintworunseachina winoverTampaBay. Pirates1,Marlins0: CoreyDickersonsbuntsingleintheninthinning scoredtheonlyrunandPittsburgh wonagameofsmallball. Brewers5,Mets1: JonathanVillar slicedathree-runhomerinsidethe foulpoleandMilwaukeestoppedNew Yorksnine-gamewinningstreak. Angels5,Royals3.: MikeTrout,Justin UptonandLuisValbuenahomeredas LosAngeleswonitsseventhstraight. LATEGAMES N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,ppd. ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota,ppd. TorontoatCleveland,ppd. OaklandatSeattle SanFranciscoatSanDiego ArizonaatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeChacin(R)0-16.592-11-16.013.50 NewYorkSyndergaard(R) 1:10p2-03.943-00-00.00.00 St.LouisMartinez(R)1-12.412-11-217.26.62 CincinnatiBailey(R)1:10p0-23.240-30-27.117.18 PittsburghNova(R)1-15.192-12-015.00.00 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p0-25.060-30-04.14.15 ColoradoAnderson(L)0-05.651-20-05.26.35 WashingtonStrasburg(R)1:35p2-12.212-10-00.00.00 AtlantaTeheran(R)0-17.072-10-16.03.00 ChicagoChatwood(R)2:20p0-24.910-20-04.00.00 SanFranBeede(R)0-04.501-00-00.00.00 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)4:10p1-01.721-20-00.00.00 ArizonaGodley(R)2-00.642-01-123.13.86 LosAngelesKershaw(L)4:10p0-21.891-23-021.22.08AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreBundy(R)0-11.351-22-229.23.94 BostonSale(L)1:05p1-01.062-13-022.02.05 NewYorkSeverino(R)2-13.502-12-011.21.54 DetroitLiriano(L)1:10p1-12.131-11-06.03.00 TorontoGarcia(L)1-03.182-00-212.14.38 ClevelandKluber(R)1:10p1-11.571-21-07.21.17 ChicagoLopez(R)0-10.690-20-00.00.00 MinnesotaLynn(R)2:10p0-15.000-20-00.00.00 LosAngelesOhtani(R)2-02.082-00-00.00.00 KansasCitySkoglund(L)2:15p0-19.640-10-00.00.00 OaklandManaea(L)1-21.741-21-324.24.01 SeattleHernandez(R)4:10p2-16.602-12-012.00.75 NewYorkCessa(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 DetroitBoyd(L)7:10p0-11.380-20-12.119.29 TexasColon(R)0-01.640-10-15.212.71 HoustonVerlander(R)8:08p2-01.453-02-119.0INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaLively(R)0-15.561-10-00.00.00 TampaBaySnell(L)1:10p1-13.601-20-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota,ppd. Boston7,Baltimore3 N.Y.Yankees8,Detroit6 Toronto8,Cleveland4 Houston3,Texas2 L.A.Angels5,KansasCity4 Seattle7,Oakland4 NationalLeague Atlanta4,ChicagoCubs0 St.Louis5,Cincinnati3 Colorado2,Washington1 Miami7,Pittsburgh2 N.Y.Mets6,Milwaukee5 Arizona8,L.A.Dodgers7 SanDiego5,SanFrancisco1 Interleague Philadelphia2,TampaBay1 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatBoston,11:05a.m. KansasCityatToronto,7:07p.m. TexasatTampaBay,7:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatOakland,10:05p.m. HoustonatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague ColoradoatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. St.LouisatChicagoCubs,7:05p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatAtlanta,7:35p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,7:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. Interleague MiamiatN.Y.Yankees,6:35p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs.Minnesotaat SanJuan,PuertoRico. MAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetin g s,LasVe g as. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. CanoSea11331214.424 MauerMin1034614.412 HRamirezBos12471017.362 MChapmanOak14531219.358 BettsBos14511618.353 AltuveHou1557920.351 SeguraSea11461016.348 JudgeNYY14531318.340 SimmonsLAA15621321.339 MoustakasKC1248816.333 HomeRuns Gallo,Texas,5;MChapman,Oakland,5;Trout,LosAngeles,5; Davidson,Chicago,5;KDavis,Oakland,4;Dozier,Minnesota, 4;Diaz,Toronto,4;24tiedat3. NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. MartinezStL1551419.373 RFlahertyAtl1241715.366 GrandalLAD1036613.361 SwansonAtl1356720.357 DickersonPit11451016.356 BryantChC1454919.352 HerreraPhi1246716.348 CabreraNYM12491217.347 PoseySF1344515.341 KempLAD1136312.333 DPeraltaAri1042914.333 HomeRuns Harper,Washington,6;Albies,Atlanta,5;Blackmon,Colorado,5;Thames,Milwaukee,5;Molina,St.Louis,5;Polanco, Pittsbur g h,5;3tiedat4.

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The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 12 2 .857 „ Toronto 9 5 .643 3 New York 7 7 .500 5 Baltimore 5 10 .333 7 Tampa Bay 3 11 .214 9 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Minnesota 7 4 .636 „ Cleveland 8 6 .571 Chicago 4 8 .333 3 Detroit 4 9 .308 4 Kansas City 3 9 .250 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Los Angeles 12 3 .800 „ Houston 10 5 .667 2 Seattle 7 4 .636 3 Oakland 5 9 .357 6 Texas 5 11 .313 7Fridays GamesPhiladelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 7, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 6 Toronto 8, Cleveland 4 Houston 3, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 5, Kansas City 4 Seattle 7, Oakland 4 Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, ppd.Saturdays GamesBoston 10, Baltimore 3 Texas 6, Houston 5, 10 innings Philadelphia 9, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, ppd. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, ppd. Toronto at Cleveland, ppd. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Oakland at Seattle, lateTodays GamesChicago White Sox (TBD) at Minnesota (TBD), ppd. Baltimore (Bundy 0-1) at Boston (Sale 1-0), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Severino 2-1) at Detroit (Liriano 1-1), 1:10 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Yankees (Cessa 0-0) at Detroit (Boyd 0-1), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Philadelphia (Lively 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Snell 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 2-1) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-1), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Ohtani 2-0) at Kansas City (Skoglund 0-1), 2:15 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 1-2) at Seattle (Hernandez 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Colon 0-0) at Houston (Verlander 2-0), 8:08 p.m.Mondays GamesBaltimore at Boston, 11:05 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 11 2 .846 „ Philadelphia 8 5 .615 3 Atlanta 8 6 .571 3 Washington 7 8 .467 5 Miami 4 10 .286 7 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 10 4 .714 „ Milwaukee 8 7 .533 2 St. Louis 8 7 .533 2 Chicago 7 7 .500 3 Cincinnati 2 12 .143 8 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 10 3 .769 „ Colorado 8 8 .500 3 San Francisco 6 7 .462 4 Los Angeles 4 8 .333 5 San Diego 5 10 .333 6Fridays GamesAtlanta 4, Chicago Cubs 0 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 Miami 7, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 2, Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 6, Milwaukee 5 Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 5, San Francisco 1Saturdays GamesWashington 6, Colorado 2 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 14, Atlanta 10 Philadelphia 9, Tampa Bay 4 Milwaukee 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Pittsburgh 1, Miami 0 San Francisco at San Diego, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, lateTodays GamesMilwaukee (Chacin 0-1) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lively 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Snell 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Nova 1-1) at Miami (Urena 0-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Martinez 1-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Colorado (Anderson 0-0) at Washington (Strasburg 2-1), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Chatwood 0-2), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Godley 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-2), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Beede 0-0) at San Diego (Lucchesi 1-0), 4:10 p.m.Mondays GamesMiami at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO 1, WASHINGTON 0Saturday: Toronto 114, Toronto 106 Tuesday: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Toronto, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Toronto at Washington, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Washington at Toronto, TBARAPTORS 114, WIZARDS 106WASHINGTON (106) Porter Jr. 4-7 0-0 9, Morris 9-15 3-3 22, Gortat 6-9 0-0 12, Wall 6-20 8-10 23, Beal 8-17 1-1 19, Satoransky 0-3 2-2 2, Oubre Jr. 1-4 0-0 3, Scott 7-10 0-0 14, Mahinmi 0-0 2-2 2, Frazier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-86 16-18 106. TORONTO (114) Anunoby 5-9 0-0 12, Ibaka 8-11 4-4 23, Valanciunas 4-6 1-2 9, Lowry 4-9 2-2 11, DeRozan 6-17 3-4 17, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, Miles 4-8 0-0 12, Siakam 2-5 4-4 9, Nogueira 0-0 1-2 1, Poeltl 1-1 0-0 2, Wright 7-10 1-2 18. Totals 41-77 16-20 114.WASHINGTON 23 36 26 21 „ 106 TORONTO 28 27 31 28 „ 1143-Point Goals„Washington 8-21 (Wall 3-5, Beal 2-6, Oubre Jr. 1-2, Porter Jr. 1-3, Morris 1-4, Satoransky 0-1), Toronto 16-30 (Miles 4-7, Ibaka 3-4, Wright 3-4, Anunoby 2-4, DeRozan 2-5, Siakam 1-2, Lowry 1-4). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Washington 35 (Morris 11), Toronto 38 (Ibaka 12). Assists„Washington 29 (Wall 15), Toronto 26 (Lowry 9). Total Fouls„Washington 21, Toronto 18. A„19,937 (19,800).BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEEToday: Milwaukee at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, April 20: Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Boston at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Milwaukee at Boston, TBAPHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMISaturday: Miami at Philadelphia, late Monday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Thursday: Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Philadelphia at Miami, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Miami at Philadelphia, TBACLEVELAND VS. INDIANAToday: Indiana at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Indiana at Cleveland, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Cleveland at Indiana, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Indiana at Cleveland, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON VS. MINNESOTAToday: Minnesota at Houston, 9 p.m. Wednesday: Minnesota at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23: Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Houston, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Houston at Minnesota, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Minnesota at Houston, TBAGOLDEN STATE 1, SAN ANTONIO 0Saturday: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 Monday: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: San Antonio at Golden State, TBAWARRIORS 113, SPURS 92SAN ANTONIO (92) Da.Green 2-5 0-0 6, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Aldridge 5-12 4-4 14, Murray 3-6 2-2 8, Mills 2-5 0-0 5, Gay 5-12 3-4 15, Bertans 0-4 4-5 4, Lauvergne 1-1 0-0 2, Gasol 3-5 0-0 6, White 3-6 0-0 7, Parker 1-8 0-0 2, Forbes 4-8 5-7 14, Ginobili 3-6 1-2 9. Totals 32-80 19-24 92. GOLDEN STATE (113) Durant 9-17 5-5 24, Dr.Green 5-13 0-1 12, McGee 5-7 5-6 15, Iguodala 1-4 0-2 3, Thompson 11-13 0-0 27, West 2-3 0-0 4, Looney 3-5 0-0 6, Bell 1-3 1-2 3, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Livingston 4-6 3-4 11, Cook 2-7 1-2 5, Young 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 44-81 15-22 113.SAN ANTONIO 17 24 22 29 „ 92 GOLDEN STATE 28 29 29 27 „ 1133-Point Goals„San Antonio 9-22 (Ginobili 2-2, Gay 2-4, Da.Green 2-4, White 1-2, Mills 1-2, Forbes 1-4, Parker 0-1, Bertans 0-3), Golden State 10-22 (Thompson 5-6, Dr.Green 2-6, Iguodala 1-2, Young 1-2, Durant 1-4, Cook 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„San Antonio 30 (Gay 6), Golden State 51 (Dr.Green, Durant 8). Assists„San Antonio 19 (Gasol 4), Golden State 32 (Dr.Green 11). Total Fouls„San Antonio 20, Golden State 18. Technicals„Thompson. A„19,596 (19,596).PORTLAND VS. NEW ORLEANSSaturday: New Orleans at Portland, late Tuesday: New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: Portland at New Orleans, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: New Orleans at Portland, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Portland at New Orleans, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: New Orleans at Portland, TBAOKLAHOMA CITY VS. UTAHToday: Utah at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Utah, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBAODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -163 Atlanta +153 St. Louis -154 at Cincinnati +144 Pittsburgh -137 at Miami +127 at New York -190 Milwaukee +175 at Washington -195 Colorado +180 at Los Angeles -200 Arizona +180 at San Diego -116 San Francisco +106American Leagueat Minnesota -169 Chicago +159 at Boston -214 Baltimore +194 at Cleveland -131 Toronto +121 New York (1st) -210 at Detroit +200 New York (2nd) -149 at Detroit +139 Los Angeles -200 at Kansas City +180 Oakland -113 at Seattle +103 at Houston -325 Texas +295Interleagueat Tampa Bay -141 Philadelphia +131NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Boston 4 201 Milwaukee at Cleveland 6 212 Indiana at Oklahoma City 3 206 Utah at Houston 11 216 MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia -110 Pittsburgh +100 at Minnesota -105 Winnipeg -105 at Washington -150 Columbus +140 at Los Angeles -140 Vegas +130 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled RHP Alex Cobb from Bowie (EL). Placed 2B Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day DL. OAKLAND AS „ Recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Nashville (PCL) and activated him from the 10day DL. Placed RHP Liam Hendriks on 10-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Activated DH Nelson Cruz from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Casey Lawrence to Tacoma (PCL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Reinstated LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Louisville (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Claimed LHP Enny Romero off waivers from Washington. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Claimed LHP Tyler Webb off waivers from Milwaukee and assigned him to El Paso (PCL). Transferred RHP Dinelson Lamet to the 60-day DL.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced LHP Carlos Hiraldo was transferred from extended spring training to the team. Placed LHP Adam Bleday on the temporarily inactive list.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Recalled F Mike Borkowski from Toledo (ECHL).COLLEGESMICHIGAN „ Junior C Moe Wagner announced he is entering the NBA draft.PRO HOCKEYNHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY 2, NEW JERSEY 0April 12: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 2 Saturday: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 3 Monday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBALIGHTNING 5, DEVILS 3NEW JERSEY 1 1 1 „ 3 TAMPA BAY 1 4 0 „ 5 First Period„1, Tampa Bay, Point 1 (McDonagh, Palat), 12:15. 2, New Jersey, Hischier 1, 13:38. Penalties„Boyle, NJ, (holding stick), 6:27. Second Period„3, Tampa Bay, Killorn 2 (Stamkos, Kucherov), 3:14 (pp). 4, Tampa Bay, Johnson 2 (McDonagh, Point), 4:36. 5, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 2, 6:01. 6, Tampa Bay, Killorn 3 (Kucherov, Hedman), 13:12 (pp). 7, New Jersey, Vatanen 1 (Greene, Schneider), 19:34. Penalties„Lovejoy, NJ, (delay of game), 2:44; Zacha, NJ, (slashing), 4:43; Cirelli, TB, (slashing), 4:43; Miller, TB, (elbowing), 8:51; Palmieri, NJ, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:21. Third Period„8, New Jersey, Coleman 1 (Moore, Zajac), 11:57. Penalties„Killorn, TB, (hooking), 5:02; Point, TB, (roughing), 19:51; Palmieri, NJ, (roughing), 19:51; Palat, TB, served by Cirelli, (roughing), 19:51. Shots on Goal„New Jersey 10-15-19„44. Tampa Bay 6-11-9„26. Power -play opportunities„New Jersey 0 of 3; Tam p a Ba y 2 of 3. Goalies„New Jersey, Kinkaid 0-2 (15 shots-10 saves), Schneider 0-0 (10-10). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 2-0 (44-41). A„19,092 (19,092). T„2:49. Referees„Brad Meier, Ian Walsh. Linesmen„ Ryan Gibbons, Steve Miller.BOSTON 1, TORONTO 0April 12: Boston 5, Toronto 1 Saturday: Toronto at Boston, late Monday: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Toronto at Boston, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Boston at Toronto, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Boston, TBACOLUMBUS 1, WASHINGTON 0April 12: Columbus 4, Washington 3, OT Today: Columbus at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Columbus at Washington, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Washington at Columbus, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Columbus at Washington, TBAPITTSBURGH 1, PHILADELPHIA 1April 11: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 Friday: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 Today: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCE NASHVILLE 2, COLORADO 0April 12: Nashville 5, Colorado 2 Saturday: Nashville 5, Colorado 4 Monday: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. Wednesday: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Colorado at Nashville, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBAPREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 4COLORADO 1 1 2 „ 4 NASHVILLE 0 3 2 „ 5 First Period„1, Colorado, Bourque 1 (Wilson, Compher), 2:34. Penalties„Landeskog, COL, (tripping), 19:03. Second Period„2, Nashville, Fiala 1 (Sissons, Turris), 1:01 (pp). 3, Nashville, Arvidsson 1, 12:36. 4, Nashville, Johansen 1 (Ekholm, Subban), 16:32. 5, Colorado, MacKinnon 1 (Zadorov), 17:08. Penalties„Ekholm, NSH, (interference), 3:21; Warsofsky, COL, (holding), 3:37; Colorado bench, served by Wilson (too many men on the ice), 7:33; Landeskog, COL, (roughing), 10:46; Ellis, NSH, (roughing), 10:46; Fisher, NSH, (hooking), 13:44; Barberio, COL, (interference), 15:48; Watson, NSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:48; Nieto, COL, (roughing), 19:55. Third Period„6, Nashville, Watson 2 (Fiala, Bonino), 7:16. 7, Colorado, Landeskog 1 (Barrie, MacKinnon), 9:14 (pp). 8, Nashville, Hartman 1 (Ekholm, Subban), 18:51. 9, Colorado, Kerfoot 1 (Landeskog, Barrie), 19:24. Penalties„Subban, NSH, (tripping), 4:07; Turris, NSH, (holding), 8:10; Sissons, NSH, (tripping), 8:24; Andrighetto, COL, (elbowing), 10:42. Shots on Goal„Colorado 11-8-11„30. Nashville 9-10-14„33. Power -play opportunities„Colorado 1 of 5; Nashville 1 of 5. Goalies„Colorado, Bernier 0-2 (32 shots-28 saves). Nashville, Rinne 2-0 (30-26). A„17,369 (17,113). T„2:34. Referees„Jean Hebert, Dan ORourke. Linesmen„Michel Cormier, Brian Murphy.WINNIPEG 2, MINNESOTA 0April 11: Winnipeg 3, Minnesota 2 Friday: Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 1 Today: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x Friday, April 20: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBAVEGAS 2, LOS ANGELES 0April 11: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0 Friday: Vegas 2, Los Angeles 1, 2OT Today: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday, April 19: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Vegas at Los Angeles, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Los Angeles at Vegas, TBALATE FRIDAY GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, KINGS 1, 2OTLOS ANGELES 0 1 0 0 0 „ 1 VEGAS 1 0 0 0 1 „ 2 First Period„1, Vegas, Tuch 1 (Smith, Marchessault), 14:47 (pp). Penalties„Clifford, LA, (interference), 12:51; Marchessault, VGK, (slashing), 17:58. Second Period„2, Los Angeles, LaDue 1 (Phaneuf, Amadio), 15:55 (pp). Penalties„Phaneuf, LA, (roughing), 3:51; Lewis, LA, (tripping), 10:12; McNabb, VGK, (tripping), 14:19. Third Period„None. Penalties„None. Overtime„None. Penalties„Bellemare, VGK, (delay of game), -5:-53. null„3, Vegas, Haula 1 (Theodore, Neal), 0:23. Penalties„Phaneuf, LA, (hooking), -7:-27. Shots on Goal„Los Angeles 5-7-8-7-3„30. Vegas 11-14-9-13-9„56. Power -play opportunities„Los Angeles 1 of 3; Vegas 1 of 4. Goalies„Los Angeles, Quick 0-2 (56 shots-54 saves). Vegas, Fleury 2-0 (30-29). A„18,588 (17,367). T„4:12. Referees„Kevin Pollock, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen„Darren Gibbs, Matt MacPherson.SAN JOSE 1, ANAHEIM 0April 12: San Jose 3, Anaheim 0 Saturday: San Jose at Anaheim, late Monday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: San Jose at Anaheim, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Anaheim at San Jose, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: San Jose at Anaheim, TBAECHL PLAYOFF GLANCEDivision Semi“ nals (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Eastern Conference North Division Worcester 1, Adirondack 1 Friday, April 13: Adirondack 3, Worcester 0 Saturday, April 14: Worcester 2, Adirondack 0 Sunday, April 15: Adirondack at Worcester, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Adirondack at Worcester, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Manchester 2, Reading 0 Friday, April 13: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Monday, April 16: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 19: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Reading at Manchester, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Reading at Manchester, 7 p.m. South Division Florida vs. Atlanta Monday, April 16: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Florida at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 20: Florida at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Florida at Atlanta, 2:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Thursday, April 12: Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Saturday, April 14: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1 Thursday, April 19: South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: South Carolina at Orlando, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Orlando at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Orlando at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Western Conference Central Division Toledo 1 Ind y 0 Friday, April 13: Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Indy at Toledo, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Toledo at Indy, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Toledo at Indy, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Toledo at Indy, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Indy at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Indy at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne vs. Cincinnati Saturday, April 14: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 6:05 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. Moutain Division Colorado vs. Wichita Sunday, April 15: Colorado at Wichita, 5:05 p.m. Monday, April 16: Colorado at Wichita, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Friday, April 20: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Colorado at Wichita, 8:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Allen 1, Idaho 0 Friday, April 13: Allen 3, Idaho 2 Saturday, April 14: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Idaho at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 20: Idaho at Allen, 8:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Idaho at Allen, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.GOLFPGA TOURRBC HERITAGESaturdays leaders at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $6.7 million; Yardage: 7,099; Par: 71Third RoundIan Poulter 69-64-67„200 Luke List 70-64-67„201 Si Woo Kim 68-65-68„201 C.T. Pan 70-65-67„202 Billy Horschel 66-69-67„202 Kevin Kisner 69-68-66„203 Chesson Hadley 66-68-69„203 Rory Sabbatini 64-70-70„204 Ryan Moore 69-69-67„205 Matt Kuchar 66-70-69„205 Danny Lee 69-66-70„205 Byeong Hun An 73-67-66„206 Lucas Glover 74-65-67„206 Webb Simpson 69-68-69„206 Andrew Landry 69-68-69„206 Satoshi Kodaira 73-63-70„206 Martin Laird 67-69-70„206 Bill Haas 69-66-71„206 Brandt Snedeker 70-64-72„206 Charley Hoffman 72-69-66„207 Jonas Blixt 67-73-67„207 Kevin Streelman 70-70-67„207 Dylan Frittelli 72-68-67„207 Patrick Cantlay 67-72-68„207 Brian Harman 70-68-69„207 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-66-69„207 Emiliano Grillo 72-66-69„207 Whee Kim 68-68-71„207 Scott Piercy 71-65-71„207 Xander Schauffele 68-68-71„207 Bryson DeChambeau 68-64-75„207 Tyrone Van Aswegen 73-69-66„208 Tom Hoge 70-67-71„208 Brice Garnett 68-68-72„208 Charles Howell III 68-67-73„208 Rod Pampling 72-70-67„209 John Huh 66-74-69„209 Matthew Fitzpatrick 69-71-69„209 Beau Hossler 70-69-70„209 Matt Every 73-66-70„209 Ollie Schniederjans 73-69-68„210 Jonathan Byrd 71-71-68„210 Russell Knox 70-72-68„210 J.J. Henry 72-69-69„210 Chris Kirk 70-70-70„210 Nick Watney 68-72-70„210 Stewart Cink 70-70-70„210 Fabin Gmez 68-71-71„210 Michael Thompson 74-65-71„210 Bud Cauley 71-68-71„210 Dustin Johnson 69-69-72„210 Cameron Smith 68-68-74„210 Ryan Armour 71-71-69„211 Francesco Molinari 73-69-69„211 a-Doc Redman 71-71-69„211 Wesley Bryan 69-71-71„211 Zach Johnson 70-70-71„211 Austin Cook 71-68-72„211 K.J. Choi 69-70-72„211 Peter Malnati 68-70-73„211 Kevin Tway 71-71-70„212 Aaron Baddeley 73-69-70„212 William McGirt 71-70-71„212 Ryan Palmer 73-65-74„212 Brian Stuard 69-68-75„212 Scott Stallings 74-68-71„213 Brian Gay 71-71-71„213 Jim Furyk 70-70-73„213 Graeme McDowell 73-69-72„214 Dominic Bozzelli 70-72-72„214 Martin Kaymer 69-73-72„214 Harris English 67-73-74„214 David Lingmerth 71-71-73„215 Keith Mitchell 71-71-73„215 Ben Martin 74-68-73„215 Davis Love III 73-69-74„216 Michael Kim 76-66-76„218LPGA TOURLOTTE CHAMPIONSHIPFridays leaders at Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii Purse: $2 million; Yardage: 6,419; Par: 72 (adenotes amateur)Third RoundBrooke M. Henderson 68-66-73„207 Mo Martin 69-67-72„208 Nasa Hataoka 72-69-68„209 Inbee Park 69-69-71„209 Lizette Salas 69-71-70„210 Shanshan Feng 67-69-74„210 Daniela Iacobelli 73-68-70„211 Pernilla Lindberg 70-68-73„211 Peiyun Chien 74-71-67„212 Julieta Granada 69-76-67„212 Ariya Jutanugarn 73-69-70„212 Ji Hyun Kim 71-70-71„212 Moriya Jutanugarn 72-68-72„212 Lindy Duncan 70-68-74„212 Jeongeun Lee6 76-70-67„213 Azahara Munoz 74-70-69„213 Cydney Clanton 74-69-70„213 Brittany Altomare 75-71-68„214 Michelle Wie 72-73-69„214 Eun-Hee Ji 69-72-73„214 Haeji Kang 68-73-73„214 Mariajo Uribe 72-68-74„214 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 75-72-68„215 Benyapa Niphatsophon 71-75-69„215 Jenny Shin 73-71-71„215 Ryann OToole 72-72-71„215 Jennifer Song 74-69-72„215 Amy Olson 74-73-69„216 Bronte Law 74-73-69„216 Angela Stanford 75-70-71„216 So Yeon Ryu 72-72-72„216 Ashleigh Buhai 76-71-70„217 Lydia Ko 76-71-70„217 Tiffany Joh 75-72-70„217 So Young Lee 73-74-70„217 Hyo Joo Kim 74-71-72„217 Angel Yin 74-70-73„217 Sei Young Kim 74-69-74„217 Aditi Ashok 73-70-74„217 Christina Kim 74-68-75„217 P.K. Kongkraphan 75-72-71„218 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-74-71„218 Robynn Ree 72-74-72„218 Cristie Kerr 71-75-72„218 Lauren Kim 77-68-73„218 Minjee Lee 70-75-73„218 Kim Kaufman 70-75-73„218 Brittany Marchand 72-72-74„218 Camilla Lennarth 73-70-75„218 Martina Edberg 68-74-76„218 Gaby Lopez 77-70-72„219 Sandra Changkija 74-73-72„219 Hee Young Park 74-73-72„219 Katherine Kirk 73-74-72„219 Jeong Eun Lee 75-71-73„219 Rebecca Artis 73-73-73„219 Chella Choi 73-72-74„219 Sung Hyun Park 77-70-73„220 Alena Shar p 69-78-73„220 Maria Torres 75-70-75„220 Celine Boutier 74-71-75„220 Kris Tamulis 71-74-75„220 Ayako Uehara 71-74-75„220 Mariah Stackhouse 74-73-74„221 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 75-71-75„221 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73-72-76„221 Hannah Green 72-72-77„221 Pornanong Phatlum 72-75-75„222 Caroline Inglis 75-71-76„222 Katelyn Dambaugh 72-74-76„222 Allison Emrey 71-72-79„222 Lee Lopez 75-72-76„223 Alexandra Newell 72-73-78„223 Dori Carter 75-70-80„225PGA CHAMPIONS TOURMITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CLASSICSaturdays leaders at TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 7,179; Par: 72 (36-36)Final RoundSteve Flesch, $270,000 66-71-68„205 Bernhard Langer, $144,000 67-69-69„205 Scott Parel, $144,000 68-73-64„205 Jay Haas, $108,000 65-71-71„207 Wes Short, Jr., $86,400 69-69-70„208 Vijay Singh, $72,000 72-69-68„209 Clark Dennis, $64,800 72-70-68„210 Joe Durant, $49,500 70-72-69„211 Jerry Kelly, $49,500 71-65-75„211 Jeff Sluman, $49,500 70-69-72„211 Kevin Sutherland, $49,500 69-70-72„211 Esteban Toledo, $37,800 71-72-69„212 Duffy Waldorf, $37,800 77-67-68„212 Jay Don Blake, $27,260 71-68-74„213 Russ Cochran, $27,260 71-66-76„213 Scott Dunlap, $27,260 72-70-71„213 Doug Garwood, $27,260 71-68-74„213 Scott McCarron, $27,260 71-72-70„213 Tim Petrovic, $27,260 69-73-71„213 Gene Sauers, $27,260 68-73-72„213 Jerry Smith, $27,260 74-72-67„213 Kirk Triplett, $27,260 73-70-70„213 Tommy Armour III, $18,900 69-72-73„214 David McKenzie, $18,900 72-70-72„214 Jos Mara Olazbal, $18,900 69-75-70„214 Stephen Ames, $15,300 71-72-72„215 Olin Browne, $15,300 72-72-71„215 Carlos Franco, $15,300 71-73-71„215 Sandy Lyle, $15,300 69-70-76„215 Jesper Parnevik, $15,300 70-71-74„215 Ken Tanigawa, $15,300 73-72-70„215 Steve Jones, $12,690 72-72-72„216 Joey Sindelar, $12,690 73-71-72„216 Billy Andrade, $10,020 76-70-71„217 Woody Austin, $10,020 75-71-71„217 Jeff Brehaut, $10,020 76-69-72„217 Bart Bryant, $10,020 74-73-70„217 Dan Forsman, $10,020 72-73-72„217 Gibby Gilbert III, $10,020 76-69-72„217 Mike Goodes, $10,020 71-73-73„217 Miguel Angel Jimnez, $10,020 72-73-72„217 Mark OMeara, $10,020 70-76-71„217 Michael Bradley, $7,920 71-74-73„218 Billy Mayfair, $7,920 70-73-75„218 Paul Broadhurst, $7,020 75-74-70„219 Tom Byrum, $7,020 69-73-77„219 Tom Pernice Jr., $7,020 74-73-72„219 Michael Allen, $5,940 73-73-74„220 Lee Janzen, $5,940 73-73-74„220 Kent Jones, $5,940 74-75-71„220 Mark Calcavecchia, $4,500 75-71-75„221 Marco Dawson, $4,500 72-73-76„221 Paul Goydos, $4,500 76-72-73„221 Colin Montgomerie, $4,500 74-76-71„221 Rod Spittle, $4,500 70-76-75„221 David Toms, $4,500 75-71-75„221 Mark Brooks, $3,690 73-75-74„222 Gary Hallberg, $3,690 71-75-76„222 David Eger, $3,330 76-74-73„223 Ian Woosnam, $3,330 76-73-74„223 David Frost, $2,880 71-73-80„224 Steve Pate, $2,880 74-72-78„224 Fran Quinn, $2,880 72-73-79„224 Steve Lowery, $2,430 76-73-77„226 Larry Mize, $2,430 77-71-78„226 Larry Nelson, $2,160 76-74-77„227 Trevor Dodds, $1,890 76-79-73„228 Scott Verplank, $1,890 75-82-71„228 Roger Chapman, $1,638 77-76-76„229 Todd Hamilton, $1,638 78-74-77„229 Tom Kite, $1,422 77-79-74„230 Tom Watson, $1,422 78-78-74„230 Len Mattiace, $1,260 76-78-78„232 Kenny Knox, $1,188 80-76-77„233 Bob Tway, $1,116 78-75-83„236 Blaine McCallister, $1,044 87-73-81„241 Charlie Rymer, $972 87-85-77„249EUROPEAN TOUROPEN DE ESPANASaturdays leaders at Centro Nacional de Golf, Madrid Purse: $1.86 million; Yardage: 7,096; Par: 72Third RoundPaul Dunne, Ireland 66-65-68„199 Nacho Elvira, Spain 68-66-66„200 Jon Rahm, Spain 67-68-66„201 Henric Sturehed, Sweden 67-68-66„201 Brett Rumford, Australia 68-66-68„202 Andy Sullivan, England 75-63-65„203 Marc Warren, Scotland 66-69-69„204 Aaron Rai, England 67-71-66„204 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-67-67„204 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 69-67-69„205 Andrew Johnston, England 68-68-69„205 Neil Bradley, Scotland 71-66-68„205 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 69-70-66„205 Robert Rock, England 70-65-71„206 Callum Shinkwin, England 67-67-72„206 Pedro Oriol, Spain 68-71-67„206AlsoSeungsu Han, United States 70-69-68„207 Sihwan Kim, United States 69-68-63„210 David Lipsky, United States 69-71-75„215AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPFOOD CITY 500 LINEUPLineup after Friday qualifying for todays race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 128.822 mph. 2. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 128.804. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.262. 4. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 128.253. 5. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 128.185. 6. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 128.048. 7. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 127.980. 8. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 127.835. 9. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 127.673. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.571. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 127.470. 12. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 126.628. 13. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 127.317. 14. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 127.191. 15. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 127.115. 16. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 127.031. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.972. 18. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.771. 19. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 126.704. 20. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 126.420. 21. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 126.395. 22. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 126.270. 23. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 126.204. 24. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 125.535. 25. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 125.773. 26. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.765. 27. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 125.248. 28. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 124.938. 29. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 124.922. 30. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 124.735. 31. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 124.517. 32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 123.978. 33. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 123.802. 34. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 121.790. 35. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 121.389. 36. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 121.366. 37. (51) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 118.058. 38. (66) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 114.658. 39. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYFITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: 0.533 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 300 laps, 57 points. 2. (2) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300, 44. 3. (4) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 300, 52. 4. (13) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 300, 33. 5. (9) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 300, 34. 6. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 300, 31. 7. (25) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 300, 30. 8. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 300, 37. 9. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 300, 32. 10. (21) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 300, 32. 11. (16) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 300, 26. 12. (10) Austin Cindric, Ford, 300, 37. 13. (5) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 299, 34. 14. (8) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 299, 34. 15. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 299, 22. 16. (28) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 299, 21. 17. (35) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 298, 20. 18. (12) Ryan Reed, Ford, 298, 22. 19. (30) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 298, 0. 20. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 298, 17. 21. (18) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 297, 16. 22. ( 32) Josh Williams Chevrolet 297 15. 23. (22) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 295, 15. 24. (40) David Starr, Chevrolet, 295, 13. 25. (37) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 295, 12. 26. (27) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 293, 11. 27. (31) Timmy Hill, Dodge, brakes, 257, 10. 28. (38) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, brakes, 212, 9. 29. (3) Christopher Bell, Toyota, accident, 140, 18. 30. (39) Cody Ware, Dodge, accident, 140, 0. 31. (33) Tony Mrakovich, Ford, accident, 133, 6. 32. (36) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, overheating, 121, 5. 33. (34) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, accident, 105, 4. 34. (14) Ty Majeski, Ford, accident, 98, 3. 35. (11) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, accident, 66, 2. 36. (29) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, engine, 48, 1. 37. (20) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 47, 1. 38. (17) Kaz Grala, Ford, accident, 26, 1. 39. (24) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 25, 1. 40. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, accident, 4, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 67.857 mph. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 57 Secs. Margin of Victory: Caution. Caution Flags: 12 for 93 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Custer 0; J. Allgaier 1-47; C. Custer 48; D. Hemric 49-55; C. Bell 56-90; A. Cindric 91; R. Preece 92-109; D. Hemric 110-163; R. Preece 164173; C. Briscoe 174-183; B. Jones 184-285; R. Preece 286; B. Jones 287-290; R. Preece 291-300. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): B. Jones 2 times for 106 laps; D. Hemric 2 times for 61 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 47 laps; R. Preece 4 times for 39 laps; C. Bell 1 time for 35 laps; C. Briscoe 1 time for 10 laps; A. Cindric 1 time for 1 lap; C. Custer 1 time for 1 lap.VERIZON INDYCARGRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, on the street s of Long Beach, Calif. Lap length: 1.968 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 1 minute, 6.5528 seconds (106.454 mph). 2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 1:06.9054 (105.893). 3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 1:06.9107 (105.884). 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 1:07.0483 (105.667). 5. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 1:07.1275 (105.542). 6. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 1:07.1922 (105.441). 7. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 1:07.1415 (105.520). 8. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1:07.1899 (105.444). 9. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 1:07.1943 (105.438). 10. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 1:07.2289 (105.383). 11. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 1:07.3478 (105.197). 12. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 1:07.6427 (104.739). 13. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 1:08.3844 (103.603). 14. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 1:08.1622 (103.940). 15. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 1:08.7167 (103.102). 16. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 1:08.1763 (103.919). 17. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 1:08.8207 (102.946). 18. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 1:08.2739 (103.770). 19. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 1:08.8623 (102.884). 20. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 1:08.5294 (103.383). 21. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 1:09.1429 (102.466). 22. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 1:08.6340 (103.226). 23. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 1:09.7481 (101.577). 24. (32) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, No Time (No Speed).FORMULA ONECHINESE GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai Lap length: 3.387 milesThird Session1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:31.095. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:31.182. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:31.625. 4. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 1:31.675. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:31.796. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:31.948. 7. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:32.532. 8. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:32.758. 9. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:32.819. 10. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:32.855.Eliminated after second session11. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:32.986. 12. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:33.057. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:33.232. 14. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:33.505. 15. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:33.795.Eliminated after “ rst session16. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:34.062. 17. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:34.101. 18. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:34.285. 19. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:34.454. 20. x-Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:34.914. x-penalized “ ve places for ignoring yellow ” ags in qualifying.TENNISATP WORLD TOURU.S. MENS CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPSSaturday at River Oaks Country Club, Houston Purse: $557,050 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsTennys Sandgren (8), United States, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). Steve Johnson (6), United States, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2.Mens Doubles ChampionshipMax Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, def. Andre Begemann, Germany, and Antonio Sancic, Croatia, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 11-9.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Quarter“ nalsIvo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Nick Kyrgios (4), Australia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Tennys Sandgren (8), United States, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Jack Sock (3), United States, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Steve Johnson (6), United States def. John Isner (1), United States, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5).Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsAndre Begemann, Germany, and Antonio Sancic, Croatia, def. Dustin Brown, Germany, and Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.GRAND PRIX HASSAN IISaturday at The Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Purse: $615,550 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Quarter“ nalsJoao Sousa, Portugal, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Alexey Vatutin, Russia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Richard Gasquet (4), France, def. Gilles Simon, France, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Kyle Edmund (2), Britain, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-2, 6-1.Semi“ nalsPablo Andujar, Spain, vs. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-4, 6-4. Kyle Edmund (2), Britain, def. Richard Gasquet (4), France, 6-3, 6-4.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsBenoit Paire and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def. David Marrero, Spain, and Marcin Mat kowski, Poland, 7-5, 6-3. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (1), Austria, def. Divij Sharan, India, and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 11-9.ChampionshipNikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (1), Austria, def. Benoit Paire and Edouard RogerVasselin, France, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7.

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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=50534114 adno=50534215By STEVE REEDAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at Texas and has finished in the top 11 five times in seven Cup races this season. He also has a history of running well at Bristol, earning the pole last August and leading a race-high 260 laps before finishing second to current teammate Kyle Busch. Add in that the 21-yearold had the top 10-lap average in the first practice Saturday and there are the makings of a first career Cup win. Winning my first Cup race is something that I really want to get done,Ž Jones said. I feel like if we can get one knocked out of the way that more is kind of going to come with that, so were going to continue to push this weekend.Ž Jones won at Bristol in 2016 and 2017 in the Xfinity Series, so he certainly knows his way around the half-mile track. Its good to come back to a place where your team is fast, where youre comfortable and the car unloads good,Ž Jones said. Weve had a good weekend so far, we just need to keep it heading that way.Ž WEATHER CONCERNS: NASCAR has moved the start of the race to 1 p.m. EDT due to the threat of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the area. But it may not matter as rain is predicted beginning in the morning and is expected to last all day and well into the night. If the race is postponed, it will be run on Monday. BUSCH CRASHES LATE: Kurt Busch was scheduled to start on the outside of the front row, but now is headed to the back of the field after a crash late in the final practice on Saturday. Busch was in the midst of a late run when his No. 41 got into the inside wall and suffered significant damage. The team has gone to a backup car, which means Busch will need to start at the rear of the 39-car field.AUTO RACING: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesErik Jones in search of “ rst breakthrough win at BristolBy STEVE REEDAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But Preeces investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR Modified Tour driver captured the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. Would I advise somebody to do what I did? Probably not,Ž Preece said of incurring debt. But I wanted a chance. And it worked out. I guess if you want it bad enough it will all work out.Ž Preece, driving the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, added its gratifying that when I leave here and I will be debt free.Ž He became the seventh different winner this year in the Xfinity Series in as many races, beating Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric to the finish line. Elliott Sadler finished fourth and Spencer Gallagher was fifth. Cup Series regulars were not eligible to compete because of restrictions placed on the Dash 4 Cash races. The 27-year-old Preece was racing in only his third Xfinity Series event of the year. It didnt bother the other Xfinity Series regulars that a nonregular like Preece won the money. In fact, they applauded his win. If you qualify for the show, you meet the criteria and you beat out 39 other dudes whose job it is to do this full time at a place like Bristol, well, congratulations you deserve it,Ž Gallagher said. And thats it.Ž Added Hemric: He drove his tail off and put himself in position and stepped up when he had to.Ž Preece was strong all day, but it all came down to the final 10 laps. Brandon Jones bemoaned the final caution that came out late. He gambled by taking on only two tires. Preece, who took four tires, was able to take him on the restart and he pulled away for an easy victory. Preece was competing with three other qualifying drivers „ pole sitter Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Hemric „for the $100,000 prize.AUTO RACING: NASCAR X“ nity SeriesPreece earns big pay dayBy DAN GELSTONAssociated PressThe fights seemed more at home inside an octagon than a diamond. Baseball showed some moxy this week „ take me out to the brawl game! „ with a pair of benchclearing melees that had players swinging, striking and settling scores as violently as a pair of MMA fighters. No cage could contain the clashes this week between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and a National League dustup between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies All that was missing was the pay-per-view hype UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee knows a good fight when he sees one. Lee has a Cy Youngworthy 16-3 record and will fight Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 25-year-old Lee, a Detroit native, never played baseball and sure doesnt watch the MLB Network during downtime from his training. Its boring as all hell,Ž he said, laughing. But even he couldnt escape the hostility that took place Wednesday in Colorado and Boston. Two big ones,Ž he said. I love it.Ž Before he tries to slap a rear-naked choke on Barboza, Lee helped break down the art of the baseball brawl with The Associated Press, offering some tips for baseballs bad boys who want to play cage fighter when tensions rise over beanballs or raised spikes. The Rockies were wild „ accidentally or intentionally „ and hit San Diegos Manuel Margot in the ribs (he went on the disabled list) in the ninth inning of one game and plunked Hunter Renfroe on Wednesday. That marked five Padres batters hit in six games against the Rockies this season. The Padres had enough. Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind Nolan Arenado and the All-Star rushed the mound, setting off a brawl that led to five ejections. Perdomo threw his glove at the bull-rushing Arenado and scampered away from the mound. Arenado connected with a glancing blow over Perdomos head. Lee said Perdomo should have stood his ground. Theyre gonna break you up within 30 seconds,Ž Lee said. Just a few good punches. Id grab a hold of him. Thats the rule in any crowd situation. Just grab a hold of somebody and let him have it.Ž The Rockies and Padres spilled out of the dugout and pushing and shoving ensued like fighters and their posses needing to be separated at a ceremonial weigh-in scrap. So what about Arenado? Lee suggested hit batsmen should throw the bat instead of leaving it at the plate. Throw it in his general direction. He might flinch or something and take his mind off it,Ž Lee said. At the end of the day, its a sport. You dont wish nothing bad on nobody. You dont get no street cred for that.Ž OK, so the pitcher is ready. Whats next? A clinch (of locked arms, not the pennant)? A full mount on the mound? A reversal (no replay needed)? Go low, right away,Ž Lee said. The lower guy wins. The natural instinct is to throw that overhead right but you can see that coming from a mile away.Ž The Red Sox-Yankees skirmish „ which resulted in two players suspended for a total of 11 games „ started on a slide. The Red Sox were upset with Tyler Austin after he slid late into second in the third inning and his spikes caught Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt, who had leaned away from the bag after receiving the throw from third baseman Rafael Devers for the forceout. You just dont get no cred for that from me. Its like a using a weapon,Ž Lee said of the spikes. What are we doing here?Ž Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly later threw at Austin twice. The first pitch missed, but the second one drilled him in the back. The designated hitter then charged the mound, prompting both benches to empty. Maybe Lee should volunteer to lead an MLB version of The Ultimate Fighter.Ž This is Grade A coaching right here,Ž Lee said, laughing. Baseball players get paid a lot of money. They need to holler at me in Vegas.ŽCOMMENTARYBaseball “ ghts more appropriate for UFCAP PHOTONew York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge puts Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly in a headlock as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11. By JENNA FRYERAssoicated PressLONG BEACH, Calif. „ In the third race of his IndyCar career, Josef Newgarden found himself starting on the front row alongside a champion at one of the series storied events. The rookie was determined that day to show he wouldnt back down from Dario Franchitti on the streets of Long Beach. So Newgarden tried to snatch the lead away from the four-time series champion as they hurtled into the first turn at the start of the 2012 race. Franchittis answer? He wrecked the kid. Newgarden didnt make a single lap and Franchitti taught him a valuable lesson that has furthered Newgardens career. It was my inexperience and not knowing that was a bad decision,Ž Newgarden said. The more you drive, the more you get to learn your competition, the more you know what to do and what not to do around certain people. Obviously, that was a bad decision against Dario. He obviously didnt look at it very well, and you saw what happened. If I learned anything, its that, know your competition.Ž Newgarden is no longer that 21-year-old newcomer fighting his way every race while driving for Sarah Fishers tiny team. Hes now the IndyCar champion, driving for Roger Penske, and goes into Sundays race at Long Beach as the points leader. He took over the top of the standings following last Saturday nights race in Phoenix, where he used new tires to catch leader Robert Wickens on the final restart and then laid in wait until he could pounce on Wickens for the win. It was a perfect example of on-track maturation. I was very patient with Robert, I didnt force it. Like, I could have (passed him) the first time,Ž Newgarden said. I think you kind of learn that over years in this sport that you dont have to rush everything. You get better knowing what to do when and how. There are times to force stuff and there are times to take it easy, and I feel like Ive gotten better with that. The more years you run, the more you understand when to go and when not to go, and when I went on Robert, it was time to go. You learn that through experience.Ž Which means Newgarden is finally poised to grab a big finish at this historic event. In six previous starts, Newgarden has crashed out of the race twice „ he was in a bizarre 2014 multi-car crash when contact from Ryan Hunter-Reay knocked the top contenders out of the event „ and didnt earn his first podium finish until last year when as a Penske driver. AUTO RACING: IndyCarNewgarden hopes lessons learned pay o AP PHOTOPreece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, in Bristol, Tenn.

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Page 2 Sunday, April 1, 2018 adno=720509 Winners PROFESSIONAL 2017 Congratulations to All!Accountant / CPA 1st Place Mike Lowe Mike Lowe CPAFinalist Justin Mays Worksite Employee LeasingAttorney 1st Place Kevin Russell Kevin Russell P.A.Finalist Cord C. Mellor Mellor, Grissinger & Backo, LLPAuto Mechanic 1st Place Ron Swanson Swanson Auto CareFinalist Brandon Buck Bucks Master Car CareBarber 1st Place Alex Joes BarbershopFinalist Trisha Toledo Blade BarbershopChiropractor 1st Place Dr. Jeffre Price Cornerstone Integrated HealthcareFinalist Dr. Gregory Smith North Port ChiropracticDentist 1st Place Dr. Richard Ballentine DMD North Port DentalFinalist Dr. Kevin Schapley Kevin Schapley DMDDental Hygienist 1st Place Alison Caldwell North Port DentalFinalist Suzette Kevin Schapley DMDElectrician 1st Place Leandro Chacon LCG Electrical ContractorFinancial Advisor 1st Place Wendy B. Namack, CFP Namack Portfolio Investment Professionals, LLCFinalist Michael Paz Edward JonesFuneral Director 1st Place Michelle Farley Farley Funeral Homes and CrematoryHair Stylist 1st Place Denise DVinas SalonFinalist Elize Aghajanian Kyle Kurtis Salon & SpaInsurance Agent 1st Place Steve Matthews Allstate Insurance AgencyFinalist Dean McConville StatefarmInternal Medicine 1st Place Dr. William Eaton MillenniumFinalist Laura DiekmanMassage Therapist 1st Place Teri Mitchel Prana MassageFinalist Leilani Simmons North Port ChiropracticMortgage Loan O cer 1st Place Kelly Louke Charlotte State Bank & TrustOphthalmologist 1st Place Dr. Tanuj Banker Center for SightFinalist E. Schaible M.D Community EyeOptometrist 1st Place Dr. Thomas Brill Center for SightFinalist Dr. Jesse Hicks Seeport OptometristPainter 1st Place John Rizzo John Rizzo LLCFinalist Scott McDowell Do-Well Painting LLC Personal Trainer 1st Place Brenda Horton North Port Senior CenterFinalist Carrie Andrade Elite Training & FitnessPhotographer 1st Place Monica Amaya Monica Amaya PhotographyFinalist Rob Christy Rob Christy PhotographyPhysician (General) 1st Place Dr. Robert Gutierrez MillenniumFinalist Dr. Lee GrossReal Estate Agent Commercial 1st Place Nicole Smith-Mayle Realty by Dale ThomasReal Estate Agent Residential 1st Place Deborah Snowden Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty Finalist Jason Ester REMAX AnchorVeterinarian 1st Place Dr. Kris Minnich Toledo Blade Animal ClinicFinalist Frank Berrish North Port Animal HospitalWaiter / Waitress 1st Place Cheryl Olde World Restaurant & LoungeFinalist Kathy Alvaros Family Restaurant www.charlottestatebankandtrust.com 4300 Aidan Lane 941-777-6100 NMLS #477000 | Loans subject to credit approval Best Mortgage CompanyandKelly Louke, NMLS #795290 adno=720505 INCOME TAXPREPARATION PROVIDING SERVICES IN: OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: 941-429-3055 N BEST OF NORTH PORT 11 YEARS IN A ROW! N FREE CONSULTATION ESTIMATE CALL US TODAY!adno=712490Thank you North Port for your votes! Best Accounting Firm Best Accountant / CPA

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 3 CenterForSight.net € 941.484.2020 € 14844 S. Tamiami Trl. Thank you for your vote!We are proud to be named among the Best of North PortŽ by the readers of the North Port Sun. Thank you for choosing Center For Sight for your eye care needs.Best Ophthalmologist Dr. Tanuj BankerRetina SpecialistBest Optometrist Dr. Thomas BrillFamily Optometrist adno=720507 ank you North Port for voting Dr. Richard Ballentine DMD Best Dentist & Alison Caldwell Best Dental Hygienist PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY! EMERGENCIES WELCOME! ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!Flexible monthly payment options and most insurance accepted 14884 Tamiami Trl. € North Port, FL 34287 (941) 426-8289 € NorthPortDental.comConveniently located in North Port Commons on Rt 41 just 1/4 mile north of Sumter Blvd and 800 feet south of Lowes.adno=720540 Kristin A. Woods, D.D.S. Richard L. Ballentine, D.M.D. Thomas R. Cherpak, D.D.S. adno=720553 Best Attorney 2007-2017 Best Law Firm 2011-2013 & 2015-2017€Real Property Law €Real Estate Closings €Title Insurance €Wills €Trusts €Probate €Corporation €Business LawServing Sarasota & Charlotte Counties14295 S. Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287 941-429-1871www.wkevinrussell.com € info@wkevinrussell.com adno=720513 Best M adno=720544 14972 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287 Voted 2017 Large Business of the Year by The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. Real Estate Company: Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty Real Estate Agent (Residential) Deborah Snowden

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Page 4 Sunday, April 1, 2018 Congratulations to All!adno=720511 Winners PROFESSIONAL 2017Accounting Firm 1st Place Mike Lowe CPAFinalist Mays Financial ServicesAir Conditioning Company 1st Place Total Air SolutionsFinalist Tri County Air ConditioningAssisted Living Facility 1st Place The Springs at South BiscayneFinalist Gardens of North PortAuto Body & Paint Shop 1st Place North Port Auto BodyAuto Oil Change 1st Place Christian Brothers AutomotiveFinalist Tuffy Tire & Auto ServiceAuto Parts Store 1st Place Auto ZoneFinalist NAPA Auto PartsAutomobile Service Facility 1st Place Christian Brothers AutomotiveFinalist Tuffy Tire & Auto ServiceBank, Community 1st Place Regions BankFinalist Achieva Credit UnionBank, National 1st Place Wells FargoFinalist Bank of AmericaBanquet Facility 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Olde World Restaurant & LoungeBarbershop 1st Place JDs Baber ShopFinalist Joes Baber ShopBuilder, New Home 1st Place Michael Gordon HomesFinalist Windemere HomesCabinets 1st Place Busy Bee CabinetsCar Wash 1st Place DJs Car WashFinalist North Port Car WashCarpet Cleaning 1st Place North Port Carpet Cleaning CompanyFinalist Stanley SteamerCatering 1st Place Affordable CateringFinalist Nuun Better BBQChildcare / Preschool 1st Place Noahs Ark PreschoolFinalist Achievement LearningDance Studio 1st Place North Port GymnasticsFinalist Horizon Gymnastics Dance StudioDay Spa 1st Place Kyle Kurtis Salon & SpaFinalist Serenitys TouchDoor & Window Company 1st Place North Port GlassFinalist A TrueDry Cleaner 1st Place La FranceElectric Company 1st Place Sergeants ElectricFinalist Able Inc Electrical ContractorFitness Center 1st Place Fitness 1440Finalist You FitFuneral Home 1st Place Farley Funeral Homes & CrematoryFinalist McKee Funeral & Cremation ServicesGolf/Country Club Community 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat TrailHair Salon 1st Place Kyle Kurtis Salon & SpaFinalist Charlies Cutting Edge SalonHealthcare Facility 1st Place Millennium Physicians GroupFinalist Quality HealthcareInsurance Agency 1st Place Allstate Insurance Agency Steve MatthewsFinalist Key AgencyLandscaping 1st Place A Cut Above The RestFinalist I Mow Inc.Law Firm 1st Place Kevin Russell P.A.Finalist Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law FirmManufactured Home Community 1st Place Harbor Cove R.O.C. Inc.Finalist La CasaMartial Arts Center 1st Place Karate MoonFinalist Total Martial ArtsMortgage Company 1st Place Charlotte State Bank & TrustNon-Pro“ t 1st Place Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (Gene Matthews)Finalist United Way of South Sarasota CountyPest Control 1st Place Truly Nolen of America, IncFinalist SOS Pest ControlPet Groomer 1st Place The Ultimate ClipFinalist Atomic Dog Pet Salon, Inc.Pharmacy 1st Place Benzer PharmacyFinalist North Port PharmacyPhysical Therapy 1st Place Greene Rehab ServicesFinalist Fitness Quest Physical ServicesPlumbing Company 1st Place Bowersox PlumbingFinalist Swift PlumbingPool Construction 1st Place JTs Custom PoolFinalist Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, Inc.Pool Maintenance 1st Place JTs Custom PoolFinalist Coastline PoolsPrinting Services 1st Place Post NetReal Estate Community 1st Place West VillagesFinalist Harbor Cove R.O.C. Inc.Real Estate Company 1st Place Coldwell Banker Sunstar RealtyFinalist Realty By Dale ThomasRoo“ ng Company 1st Place Mark Kaufman Roo“ ng Contractor, Inc.Finalist Suncastle Roo“ ngSprinklers / Irrigation 1st Place American Irrigation, LLC.Storage Facility 1st Place Life StorageFinalist Big Jims StorageTravel Agency 1st Place R&K Custom Travel ServicesFinalist North Port US1 TravelTree Service 1st Place Russells Tree ServiceFinalist GreenToppsTV/DVD/VCR Repair 1st Place Quality TVWater Treatment Company 1st Place Gator Water Analysis & Treatment Inc.Finalist RainsoftWeddings & Events 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubYouth Service 1st Place Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (Gene Matthews)Page Sponsored By: SERVICE Finalist:€ Restaurant for Cocktails € Restaurant for WineFirst Place:€ Banquet Facility € Golf/Country Club Community € Weddings and Events € Golf Course € Golf Practice Facility € Golf StoreHeron Creek Golf & Country Club € 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 € (941) 240-5100 € HeronCreekGCC.com NORTH PORT, FLORIDA Golf & Country Club Golf Course, Golf Membership and Practice Facility Dining Weddings & Events € Restaurant for Lunch € Restaurant for Dinner Thank you North Port Sun readers for voting for usadno=712473 Thank You Coupon€ 25% off liquor packages € $100 off room rental through 2018, book before April 30th 2018 and get $250 off room rental. € 10% off services provided by AFTER VOWS WEDDING SPECIALIST € Inquire within about our military discounts

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 5 Thank You North Port for Voting Us# 1 For 8 YearsCACO57284 2017 Familyadno=720541 adno=720543 Thank You for Voting Ron Swanson Best Auto Mechanic 5084 Trott. Cir. Unit #1, North Port, FL 34287941-423-4656 € Cell 941-286-0574Swansons can take care of all of your auto repair needs. There is no job too big or small. Best tire prices in townŽ Oil changes and full A/C repair. Stop in anytime, or call (941) 423-4656 for more information. Swansons Auto Repair We take care of ALL your auto needs! Ron Swanson Owner Call Today! 941-373-5658 www.sgtelect.com For All Your Electrical Needs $30 OFF* Any work completed*Cannot be stacked or combined with any other o er adno=720502Over 15 Years of Experience 100% Customer Satisfaction 3 Years Parts & Labor Warranty License: EC13008043Thank you North Port for voting us Best Electric Company If you are looking for a Reliable, Honest, Experienced and Professional Plumber in North Port and Other Cities in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties There is Nothing in your Home We cant Repair or ReplaceŽLook no further and call us now!941-423-7294adno=720552For a complete list of services and customers testimonies, visit us at: www.bowersoxplumbing.com

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Page 6 Sunday, April 1, 2018 Thank You, North Port For voting us:Best Pet GroomerHours: Tuesday Friday 7AM-3PM $5.00 Off Exp. 12/31/18adno=720504Full Grooms € Baths € Nails The Ultimate Clip13325 C Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287(941) 426-4887 T: 941-426-9571 F: 941-429-0541 14818 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287Call today! NOW is the time to review your policy.We are located in the Commons Shopping Plaza across the street from Lowes. adno=720546North Port Sun Readers' Choice: Voted Best Insurance Agency 2007-2017 Voted Best insurance Agent 2009-2012 & 2014-2017 Awarded 2015 Small Business of The Year by The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Thank you for your votes...BEST WATER COMPANYWe provide personalized treatment of your water needs at affordable rates. Our company has over 15 years of experience bringing its dedicated services to the area. Our staff works tirelessly to exceed your expectations and meet your needs. Licensed by the Department of Environmental Protection Agency SALT DELIVERY WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CERTIFIED WATER TESTING adno=720522 B W SA no = 720 522 2017 www.gatorwaterjc.wixsite.com/mysite € gatorwater.jc@verizon.net VOTED BEST ROOFING COMPANY FOR 2017! V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V O O O O T T T T E E E E D D D B B B B B E E E E S S S S S T T T T R R R R R R O O O O O O O O O O F F F F F I I I N N N N N N N G G G G V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2008-2017adno=720500

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 7 FREE Voice RemoteFind your favorite shows faster than ever. *Requires internet-connected Hopper. Watch live HD TV in the great outdoorswith DISH portable satellite antennas.Sold separately. Ranked #1 in Customer Service nationally by J.D. Power and our customers. FREE Voice RemoteFind your favorite shows faster than ever. *Requires internet-connected Hopper. Watch live HD TV in the great outdoorswith DISH portable satellite antennas.Sold separately. Local channels included! AMERICAS TOP 120190Channels$59.99/mo. All Americas Top 200 and more! AMERICAS TOP 200240+Channels$79.99/mo. +Even more sports and entertainment! AMERICAS TOP 120 PLUS190Channels$69.99/mo. Smart HD DVR Included | 2-Year TV Price Guarantee All oers require credit quali“cation, 2-year commitment with early termination fee, and eAutoPay. Prices include Hopper Duo fo r qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling, or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit quali“cation. Want Personal Service You Can Trust? (941) 426-1773 7/11/18adno=720501 Best Sprinklers/Irrigation Company www.americanirrigation” .com(941) 587-2027Email: info@americanirrigation” .com€ Residential and Commercial Service € Head and Timer Replacement € Monthly/Quarterly Inspections € Valve Location & Replacement € The Latest Water Saving Technology € Micro and Drip Irrigation € Water Smart Timers and Rain Sensors € Irrigation Repairs and New Installations € Lightning Strikes € Leak DetectionSPECIALIZING IN: WE SERVE : € North Port € Punta Gorda € Osprey € Sarasota € Port Charlotte € Englewood € Deep Creek € Rotonda € Venice € Laurel € Nokomis € Surrounding AreasProud to O er Discounts to Veterans & First Responders WHY CHOOSE AMERICAN IRRIGATION?€ Family Owned and Operated € Fully Licensed and Insured € Over 18 Years Experience in Irrigation Service and Installation € Free Estimates € One Year Warranty on all Parts and LaborHeres what some of our Customers say: I usually dont do this, but I wanted to take a minute and let you know how satis“ ed my wife and I are with the system you installed earlier this year. Not only was the installation ” awless and done in a timely manner, but the system has worked like clockwork all this time. I was also impressed with your follow up visit to see if we were happy with its operation. It is truly rare these days to “ nd someone who still cares for their customers after the sale and takes pride in what they do. Once again, thanks for a job well done.Ž … Paul L., North Port adno=720506 10% OFF* Service Calls over $100*Must mention this ad and code word: WINNER Cannot be combined with any other o er. Expires: 12/31/18 OUR CLUBS ARE IN!REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 SUMMER PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR YOUTH, AGES 6-18! MAY 29 AUGUST 3 MONDAY FRIDAY | 7:30 A.M. 6 P.M.WHEN SCHOOLS OUT, GENE MATTHEWS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 6851 S. Biscayne Dr. North Port bgcsarasota.com | 941-423-4405 adno=720545

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Page 8 Sunday, April 1, 2018 Assisted Living License 127126235 Hoffman Street | North Port, FL 34287 800-317-3651 | TheSpringsAtSouthBiscayne.com Assisted Living | Memory Support | Short-Term Stays Best Assisted Living THREE YEARS IN A ROWank You for Voting 62 3 8003 As si st ed adno=712475 enrolling children 24 mos. -5 years old Part Time and Full Time € Free AM & PM VPK with wrap-around care available(Our Kindergarten Readiness Rate score is 98)! Spanish & Chapel classes held weekly Were a Four Star SchoolŽ! LikeŽ us on Facebook! Noahs Ark Preschool/North Port Call us or sto p b y for a tour... Wed love to meet y our famil y A Mis Noahs Ark Preschool 5550 S. Sumter Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 (941) 426-7150Lic. #58-03-00295 Noahs Ark Preschool: A Mission of St. Pauls Presbyterian ChurchBest Child Care Facility! 201 Best of North Port Winner for 7 years. y Best of North Port Winner for 8 years. Enrolling children 24 mos. 5 years old Part Time and Full Time € Free AM & PM VPK (English & Spanish) with wrap-around care available.adno=720517Thank You North Port, For Voting Best Child Care/ Preschool Facility! adno=720549 THANK YOU NORTH PORT!1120 Plantation Blvd, North Port, FL 34289 (941) 661-1782 € www.losdoscristianos.com FRESH ROASTED COFFEE ON SITEFull Espresso Bar, Cuban Co ee, Cold Brew, Tea, Blended Drinks, Smoothies & Light Food € Coffee Shop € Restaurant Cup of Coffee Thank You For Voting UsBest Insurance AgencyO ces in Englewood, North Port, Boca Grande & West Villageswww.keyagency.net € 941-474-9511 adno=54515107 Family Table Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Banquet Room Available € Full Bar 14132 Tamiami Tr. € North Port, FL (941) 423-0473 € Tues Sun 7am 9pm Cocktails, Beer & Wine € Dinner Specials DailyWe would like to thank everyone for the last 24 years and looking forward to the future. Come down to celebrate our 24th Anniversary with us!!!Best Restaurant for Chicken Open 7am 8:30pm Monday Sunday 941-426-1155 adno=720538Thank you for your votes North Port! Banquet Facilities for your special event or meeting First Place: Restaurant All Around Live Entertainment Waitress: Cheryl Finalist: Restaurant Breakfast Restaurant Dinner Restaurant Dessert Restaurant Ribs Banquet FacilityNightly entertainment, NFL Package with 7 large screen TVs, and dance oorBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Everything fresh and made to order. No one can compare to our extensive menu.Decadent dessertsFull Bar with awesome drink specials and Outside Patio Dining that is pet friendly

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 9 Winners PROFESSIONALadno=720542 2017Bakery 1st Place K&K BakeryFinalist Abbes DonutsCandy Store 1st Place Just A Bite Gourmet Cake POPSFinalist Premier European FoodCo ee Shop 1st Place StarbucksFinalist Los Dos Cristianos Coffee ShopDeli 1st Place PublixFinalist Jasons DeliIce Cream / Yogurt / Frozen Dessert 1st Place Sweet ScoopsFinalist Culvers North PortRestaurant All Around 1st Place Olde World Restaurant & LoungeFinalist Blue TequilaRestaurant Asian Cuisine 1st Place Kumo Japanese Steak House & SushiFinalist Rice HouseRestaurant BBQ 1st Place Beef OBradysFinalist ApplebeesRestaurant Beer 1st Place Beef OBradysFinalist Buffalo Wings & RingsRestaurant Breakfast 1st Place Alvaros Family RestaurantFinalist Olde World Restaurant & LoungeRestaurant Caribbean Cuisine 1st Place D&G Caribbean RestaurantRestaurant Cheeseburger 1st Place Five GuysFinalist Culvers North PortRestaurant Chicken 1st Place Family Table RestaurantFinalist Kentucky Fried ChickenRestaurant Chicken Wings 1st Place Buffalo Wings & RingsFinalist Beef OBradysRestaurant Cocktails 1st Place Buffalo Wings & RingsFinalist Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubRestaurant Cup of Co ee 1st Place StarbucksFinalist Los Dos Cristianos Coffee ShopRestaurant Dessert 1st Place PerkinsFinalist Olde World Restaurant & LoungeRestaurant Dinner 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Olde World Restaurant & Lounge Restaurant Fast Food 1st Place Culvers North PortFinalist Five GuysRestaurant Hot Dogs 1st Place Five GuysFinalist Beef OBradysRestaurant Italian Cuisine 1st Place Bocca Lupo Coal Fired PizzaFinalist Alvaros Family RestaurantRestaurant Lunch 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Earth CafRestaurant Margaritas 1st Place Blue TequilaFinalist Buffalo Wings & RingsRestaurant Mexican Cuisine 1st Place Blue TequilaFinalist Moes Southwest GrillRestaurant Pizza 1st Place Bocca Lupo Coal Fired PizzaFinalist Marcos PizzaRestaurant Ribs 1st Place Bema Js BistroFinalist Olde World Restaurant & LoungeRestaurant Salad 1st Place First WatchFinalist Panera BreadRestaurant Seafood 1st Place Sharks RestaurantFinalist Myakka River Oyster BarRestaurant Soup 1st Place Panera BreadFinalist First WatchRestaurant Subs/Sandwiches/Paninis 1st Place SubwayFinalist Panera BreadRestaurant Sushi 1st Place Kumo Japanese Steak House & SushiFinalist IAsiaRestaurant Wine 1st Place Tapas 1Finalist Heron Creek Golf & Country Club Page Sponsored By: Congratulations to All! Eats & Treats Finalist:€ Restaurant for Cocktails € Restaurant for WineFirst Place:€ Restaurant for Lunch € Restaurant for Dinner € Banquet Facility € Weddings and Events € Golf/Country Club CommunityHeron Creek Golf & Country Club € 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 € (941) 240-5100 € HeronCreekGCC.com NORTH PORT, FLORIDA Golf & Country Club Golf Course, Golf Membership and Practice Facility Dining Weddings & Events € Golf Course € Golf Practice Facility € Golf Store Thank you North Port Sun readers for voting for usadno=712474

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Page 10 Sunday, April 1, 2018 adno=720510 Winners PROFESSIONAL 2017Arts & Crafts 1st Place Hobby LobbyFinalist North Port Art CenterBait & Tackle Shop 1st Place Fine Bait & Tackle ShopBicycle Shop 1st Place Louies BicyclesBookstore 1st Place Books A MillionFinalist GoodwillCarpet/Flooring Store 1st Place U-FloriaFinalist Sprague FlooringCell Phone Store 1st Place Verizon Russell CellularFinalist AT&TChristmas Ornament & Supplies 1st Place Hobby LobbyFinalist Strawberry MoonCigar/Tobacco 1st Place North Port SmokesFinalist Discount Tobacco & BeerConsignment Shop 1st Place Second Change ConsignmentDepartment Store 1st Place TJ MaxxFinalist BeallsFlorist 1st Place North Port Natural FloristFinalist McCoys North Port Floral CompanyGift Shop 1st Place Strawberry MoonFinalist North Port Natural FloristGolf Course 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat TrailGolf Practice Facility 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat TrailGolf Store 1st Place Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubFinalist Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat TrailHearing Aids 1st Place Connect HearingHome Building Supplies 1st Place LowesFinalist Home DepotHome Dcor 1st Place TJ MaxxFinalist Hobby Lobby Jewelry 1st Place North Port JewelryFinalist Kays JewelersLiquor Store 1st Place ABC Fine Wine & SpiritsFinalist Toledo Liquor & WineLive Entertainment 1st Place Olde World Restaurant & LoungeFinalist The Rock Box Music School & StageMost Unique Store 1st Place Strawberry MoonFinalist The Rock Box Music School & StageMusical Instruments 1st Place North Port Music CenterFinalist The Rock Box Music School & StagePaint 1st Place Sherwin WilliamsFinalist LowesPatio Furniture 1st Place LowesPool & Spa Supplies 1st Place Sparkle BriteFinalist Leslies PoolProduce Market 1st Place North Port Farmers MarketFinalist Osprey ProduceShopping Destination 1st Place CocoplumFinalist North Port CommonsSports Bar 1st Place Buffalo Wings & RingsFinalist Beef OBradysTattoo Studio 1st Place Sacred Rites TattooPage Sponsored By: Congratulations to All! SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Finalist:€ Restaurant for Cocktails € Restaurant for WineFirst Place:€ Golf Course € Golf Practice Faciliuty € Golf Store € Banquet Facility € Golf/Country Club Community € Weddings and EeventsHeron Creek Golf & Country Club € 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 € (941) 240-5100 € HeronCreekGCC.com NORTH PORT, FLORIDA Golf & Country Club Golf Course, Golf Membership and Practice Facility Dining Weddings & Events € Restaurant for Lunch € Restaurant for Dinneradno=712472 Thank you North Port Sun readers for voting for us ank You CouponBe a Member for a Day for a Round of Golf or special Promotion for an annual Practice Facility Membership. Must mention this ad at the time of booking and must present the original copy of this ad at the time of check in.Offer Expires May 30, 2018 *Applicable Cart Fees Apply

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TVTune in : The fth and nal season of The Originals premieres on CW Wednesday at 9 ET/PT. The season begins seven years after the core of the Mikaelson family absorbs the Hollows dark energy and flees New Orleans.FILMGo to : I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, opens Friday. Renee Bennett (Schumer) wakes up after an accident thinking shes the most beautiful woman on the planet. DVD/BLU-RAYView : Steven Spielbergs The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is out Tuesday. USA TODAY's Brian Truitt gave the lm eeeg and called the lm "gripping."STREAMINGWatch : Mercury 13 on Netflix premieres Friday. The documentary tells the story of the women pilots who underwent testingfor spaceflight in 1961.CALENDAR CANDICE KING BY CW 20TH CENTURY FOX VIA APPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Com p iled b y Mar y Cadden USA SNAPSHOTS1 Multiuse trails from former rail lines SOURCE Rails-to-Trails ConservancyMIKE B. SMITH, ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ/USA TODAY2,076 23,350milesThere are open rail-trails1 totaling about nationwide, and every state has at least three. SUNDAY Go deep to explore Tenn. caverns Benjamin Vananda, left, is the third generation of a family that discovered Tuckaleechee Caverns in the early 1930s. Its about time Hollywood had some faith in Christian entertainment. When I Can Only Imagine bowed with $17.1millionlast month, scores of journalists breathlessly declared it a surprise hitŽand the big shocker of the weekend.ŽBut the modestly budgeted lm „ made for $7 million, and based on the true story behind the MercyMe song „ is hardly the rst religious movie to blindside box oce pundits. Since 2014, Gods Not Dead Heaven Is for Real and War Room have made similar headlines after their debuts, proving that its time for a new narrative about the might of Christian moviegoers.SeeFAITH,Page2UMOVIES Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus in Son of God,Ž which made $59.7 million at the box office when it was released in 2014.CASEY CRAFFORD Christian lms success deserves more faithPatrick RyanUSA TODAY Colton (Connor Corum) tells his father, Todd (Greg Kinnear), how he experienced heaven during emergency surgery in Heaven Is for Real.ŽALLEN FRASER/ TRISTAR PICTURES USA TODAY LIFE APRIL 15, 2 01 8

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2 SUNDAY,APRIL15,2018 USA TODAY LIFE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERMaribel Perez WadsworthCHIEF REVENUE OFFICERKevin Gentzel 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Va. 22108, 703-854-3400 Published by Gannett USA TODAY LIFE is published weekly. Advertising: All advertising published in USA TODAY is subject to the current rate card; copies available from the advertising department. USA TODAY may in its sole discretion edit, classify, reject or cancel at any time any advertising submitted. National, Regional: 703-854-3400 Reprint permission, copies of articles, glossy reprints: www.GannettReprints.com or call 212-221-9595 USA TODAY is a member of The Associated Press and subscribes to other news services. USA TODAY, its logo and associated graphics are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. USA TODAY is committed to accuracy. To reach us at any time, call 800-872-7073 or e-mail accuracy@usatoday.com. Please indicate whether youre responding to content online or in the newspaper. Corrections & Clarifications Trusting News project USA TODAY is undertaking an effort to better demonstrate our own credibility by participating in a national effort called the Trusting News project. The project, conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, aims to examine how news organizations can build trust. In January, we started exploring weekly initiatives that explain who we are and why we do what we do, and weve been working on being more accessible and responsive to you. For more information or to send feedback, email Desair Brown at debrown@usatoday.com.Netix wants you to get Lost in Space all over again. The streaming service is bringing the Robinson family back to your screens for an update of the 1965 TV show (which later became a 1998 lm). In honor of the reboot (streaming now), we rounded up ve of our favorite space-set television shows, from dark dramas to space operas to space westerns. If you want to head to space (in your living room) we have every option covered. If you prefer the original to reboots: Lost in Space (1965)Reboots can be amazing (see: One Day at a Time on Netix), but sometimes you just crave the original product. The original Lost in Space gave us so much cheesy goodness its worth revisiting, if only to hear the original danger, Will Robinson!Ž quote and see those fabulously garish space suits. Stream it on Hulu.If you want something classic and reliable: The Star Trek seriesNo list of space TV can ignore the Trek empire, which started with a little NBC series in the 1960s and has grown into an entire subculture in pop culture. Depending on your mood, you can go for old-school tales of good and evil with the original series, slightly more mature adventures with Next Generation and Voyager or dierent formulas in spacestation-set Deep Space Nine and the new war-torn Discovery You probably can skip prequel Enterprise though. Stream the original series, Next Generation Voyager Deep Space Nine and Enterprise on Hulu or CBS All Access. Stream Discovery on CBS All Access.If you like space and also Westworld: Battlestar GalacticaBattlestar is not only one of the best space shows of all time, its high up on the list of best TV shows of all time, period. The fanatatic Syfy series is riveting and addresses topics on humanity, the morality of articial intelligence, what qualies as patriotism and terrorism. Set mostly on the titular spaceship Galactica, the series also features plenty of space ghts and light-speed jumps. Stream it on Hulu or Amazon.If you are into heists but not aliens: FireflyJoss Whedons canceled-too-soon space Western produced only 13 episodes and a movie, but it made a huge mark on pop culture. With a cast that includes Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk, Firey upended expectations about what a space series could be. The ragtag group aboard the spaceship Serenity was a family as much as a crew, and the heists they pulled o were mesmerizing to watch. Stream it on Hulu. If you like action and conspiracies: KilljoysThe currentSyfy series takes cues from Firey following a small crew who live together on a ship and execute missions, but spins its space adventure into a wild tale of government conspiracies, super soldiers and sentient green goo. To satisfy your space show needs, it also features a spaceship with a personality (always a plus), excellent romantic tension and well-crafted action sequences. Stream it on Syfy.BINGEINGTV shows in deep space can be a real blast Kelly LawlerUSA TODAY Hannah John-Kamen stars as Dutch on Syfys Killjoys.ŽKILLJOYS III PRODUCTIONS LTD/STEVE WILKIE/SYFY The cheesy but good Lost in SpaceŽ premiered in 1965. FOXThe word surprise should be retired,Ž says Adam Holz, a senior associate editor for Focus on the Familys Christian pop culture site Plugged In. We should be able to remember weve had six or seven of these movies that have made $50or $60 million. For an $8or $10 million movie, thats a great turn on investment. Hollywood seems to have a short-term memory on that.Ž Thats not to say every religious movie is asuccess right out of the gate. Paul, Apostle of Christ starring The Passion of the Christ s Jim Caviezel made back its $5 million budget in its rst weekend, although it still trails the openings of other Biblical epics. So what does it take for a faithbased lm to have a prayer at the box oce? Here are four lessons studios can learn from past hits and misses:1. Look to pre-existingmaterial. Some of the biggest Christian hits of the past few years have been based on best-selling books, including last years The Shack ($57.4 million total) and 2016s Miracles From Heaven ($61.7 million), while 2014s Son of God ($59.7 million total) was adapted from the hit miniseries The Bible It helps to have a familiar story or franchise, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. Having that built-in branding and a reference point for those who may have read the books that these lms are based on may be more important in this genre than others, because that source material will give the lm instant credibility.Ž 2. Offer a fresh take on the Bible. While straightforward tellings of Jesus life such as 2006s The Nativity Story ($37.6 million total) have ourished, it helps to see the story through fresh eyes. Mel Gibsons 2004 blockbuster The Passion of the Christ ($370.8 million) oered a gritty, violent take on the Crucixion, and 2016s Risen ($36.9 million) charted a Roman soldiers search for Jesus body after the Resurrection. Risen framed it almost as a CSI style whodunit, so that was a really interesting premise, whereas Paul is more of a straight-up historical dramatization of what we know about Paul the Apostles life,Ž Holz says. I think we live in a culture right now that isnt particularly interested in history, so with historical epics, you almost need some (hook).Ž 3. Dont shy away from God. Three of the ve highest-grossing faith-based movies are The Chronicles of Narniaseries, released in the mid-2000s. All are based on C.S. Lewis young-adult novels and made more than $100 millionat the U.S. box oce. The franchise wore religious symbolism on its sleeve. A Wrinkle in Time more recently skimped on its source materials messaging, which some believe may have put a dent in its earnings ($90.3 million so far). (Author) Madeleine LEngle had a lot of scripture and ideas that drew from the Bible, and a lot of those things really got ironed out (of the lm),Ž Holz says. The producers said they wanted to make the movie really inclusive, but I think when you ... take those out, thats a potential turno to your core audience.Ž4. Meet people where they are. Rather than splurge on ashy marketing campaigns, lms have scored with grassroots community outreach: hosting special screenings, and providing churches with customized sermons and study guides tied to the movies. It may be the most important part o f the success of all of the lms that have done well in the genre,Ž Dergarabedian says. Your local clergy or pastor can have a profound inuence on (patrons). On the church level, if youre being encouraged to see I Can Only Imagine because it may reect your worldview, that can be a very powerful draw for faith-based audiences who feel theyre left out of the Holl y wood e q uation.Ž Risen,Ž starring Joseph Fiennes, left, and Tom Felton, took a CSIŽ approach to the Resurrection.ROSIE COLLINS/ TRISTAR PICTURES John Michael Finley stars as Bart Millard in I Can Only Imagine.ŽLIONSGATE/ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONSFaithContinued from Page 1U Because of technical diculties, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking was incorrectly ranked on USA TODAYs Best-Selling Books list of March 22. It should have been No.18. The books listed that week at No. 18 through 37 each drop by one position.

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL15,2018 3 TRAVELThe Worlds Busiest AirportŽ title for 2017 will go to a familiar address. The Hartseld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is forecast to take that title for 2017, marking the 20th consecutive year that the airport has hosted more passengers than any other airport on the planet. According to preliminary full-year passenger numbers for 2017 released Monday by the Airports Council International (ACI), Atlanta nished ahead of No. 2 Beijing Capital and third-place Dubai. The biggest shakeup for U.S. airports came in New York, where New York JFK fell out of the global top 20. Atlantaalso counted more than 100 million passengers for the third year in a row. For the year that just ended, Atlantas passenger count came in at 1 03,902,992, according to ACIs preliminary numbers. Yet the passenger count there dropped by 0.3% from the 1 04.2 million iers it counted in 2016. „ Ben Mutzabaugh For the 20th year, Atlantas Hartseld Jackson Airport is busiest.APATL is worlds busiest airportThe busiest airports1. Atlanta (ATL): 103,902,992 passengers (down 0.3%). 2016 rank: 1st. 2. Beijing (PEK): 95,786,442 passengers (up 1.5%). 2016 rank: 2nd. 3. Dubai International (DXB): 88,242,099 (up 5.5%). 2016 rank: 3rd. 4. Tokyo Haneda (HND): 85,408,975 (up 6.5%). 2016 rank: 5th. 5. Los Angeles (LAX): 84,557,968 (up 4.5%). 2016 rank: 4th. 6. Chicago OHare (ORD): 79,828,183 (up 2.4%). 2016 rank: 6th. 7. London Heathrow (LHR): 78,014,598 (up 3%). 2016 rank: 7th. 8. Hong Kong (HKG): 72,663,955 (up 3.4%). 2016 rank: 8th. 9. Shanghai Pudong (PVG): 70,001,237 (up 6.1%). 2016 rank: 9th. 10. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG): 70,001,237 (up 6.1%). 2016 rank: 10th.Spring is here and so is the 16th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. This year, Belgian oral artist Daniel Ost is the curator of the exhibit. His work will be on display until April 22, culminating in an Earth Day celebration. Thousands of orchids shaped into installations will be on display in the Botanical Gardens historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Ost identies himself a bloembinder the Dutch term for an artist who works with owers. His works are large-scale and were designed to t into the Victorian-style Haupt Conservatory in terms of color, form and texture. On Orchid Evenings, there is a cash bar with cocktails from Edible Bronxs head mixologist and a DJ. Orchid Evenings take place April 13, 14, 20, and 21. They are open to adults 21and older. „ Nanc y Tre j os New York Botanical Garden thinks outside the box.NY BOTANICAL GARDENMixing orchids with cocktails DISPATCHES TOWNSEND, Tenn. … Near the end of a string of two-lane roads about 30 minutes south of Dollywood, the Hateld & McCoy Dinner Show and the Titanic Museum, is the largest and most organic attraction in the Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area. Though under the radar for most tourists „ only a half-dozen billboards tout Tuckaleechee Caverns „the family-owned site thrives on a word-ofmouth clientele and praise from TripAdvisor and AAA. It also is an unlikely player in the global geopolitical conict over North Korea: In an enormous chamber 350 feet down, sharp-eyed tourists can see sophisticated seismic equipment that tracks earthquakes and underground nuclear tests „ with data going to the United Nations and available to the U.S. Department of Defense. And up in the visitor center, a realtime monitor shows whats rumbling within planet Earth „ and where.Family-owned underground mazeThe caverns, estimated to be at least 20 million to 30 million years old, are one of the newer major subterranean nds in Tennessee. In the early 1930s, 6-year-old Bill Vananda and a friend were poking around a rural sinkhole and found a 4-foot opening that led to a network of caves. What his grandfather unearthed, says Benjamin Vananda, was one of the largest unexplored cave systems in the eastern United States. Vananda, 37,manages the attraction. Our family early on bought the 200 acres around the sinkhole, as well as mineral rights „ ownership of whats below,Ž he says. How far does it go? I actually dont know. I think maybe 10% of it has been explored, and on tours you see only about 6% of that. There are literally millions of rooms.Ž A visitor center now covers the expanded sinkhole opening. Concrete steps and walkways descend into water-carved corridors and rooms of limestone, studded with calcium carbonate deposits left by water drips. Underground streams often parallel man-made walkways. The guided tour covers 1.5 miles. Along the way is a two-tier subterranean waterfall.Follow the waterFlowing water is key to determining how extensive the Tuckaleechee system may be. Geologists placed tracer dyes in the underground rivers and learned the cavern aquifer extends 4 miles east to Whiteoak Sinkin the isolated valley of Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may have to duck now and again to clear ceilings along pathways of the g uided tour, which is not handicap accessible. Photography is allowed throughout but is dicult in the low light. These are livingŽ caverns with bats sleeping in crannies here and there. This is not a hard-hat aair but the route can be disorienting. The air temperature is a constant 58 degrees year-round, and thats determined by our distance from the equator and area elevation of 1,200 feet,Ž Vananda says. The water has been tested at 98.9% pure; the residual is calcium carbonate with some traces of iron. Calcium carbonate is what you nd in Tums.Ž Like his father, Steven (the guy with the gray-streaked beard behind the counter), Benjamin grew up in the underground maze: Ive explored more of it than anyone; Ive been to places down there no (other) human has been.Ž Benjamin, 6 feet 2 inches tall, knows where to duck. He is a member of the National Caves Association and National Speleological Society. He darts on and o the walkways like a sure-footed goat, pulling out his ashlight to point out formations created by millions of years of mineral-water drip: icicle-likestalactites, stalagmites that rise from the cavern oor, pillars that form when the two merge. He says one of the chandelier formations could be the largest in the world. The major wowŽ is the Big Room, where tourists approaching from the other side of the subterranean canyon appear to be the size of ants. That chamber is 400 feet by 300 feet and 150 feet from oor to ceilin g Without a horizon, strong lighting or other typical reference points, its enormity is hard to fathom. A yodel goes a long way into a dim nowhere, and parts of the oor descend a n additional 150 feet. The Big Room could hold a 15-story building, and it is the deepest point open to the public. Its bottom is 500 to 600 feet under Little Mountain.Listening to the rumbleThe Vanandas opened Tuckaleechee Caverns in 1953. The Big Room was discovered two years later. And when the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis came along, the government installed its rst seismic measuring equipment deep underground. Bill Vananda gave them nocharge permission. WhenBenjamin Vananda came home after working in IT in Marysville, Tenn., he began assisting with the care of the caverns seismographic station. Monitoring devices connecting to surface-level equipment that sends encrypted data to the U.N.s Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna. A cabinetin the visitors center displays a real-time map. Tuckaleechee is one of the few sites in eastern North America that monitors nuclear test explosions. Richard Williams, adjunct associate professor of geophysics at the University of Tennessee, has been working with Tuckaleechee for three decades. He has a simple explanation for why underground Tuckaleechee is prime for delicate monitoring: A lot of noise recorded is simply wind.Ž Some printouts of notable seismic incidents are posted in the visitors center: details about earthquakes in Asia and California; an underground nuclear tes t in North Korea. Theyhang just above a rack displaying M&Ms, Butternger candy bars, Blow Pops and beef jerky. If y ou g o: tuckaleecheecaverns.com. The Drapery Room in Tuckaleechee Caverns was at the end of the tours until 1955, when other parts of the cavern were discovered, explored and added to what visitors could see.PHOTOS BY TUCKALEECHEE CAVERNSLook out below! Tenn. caverns hold surprisesJohn BordsenSpecial to USA TODAY In the Big Room, tourists approaching from the other side appear to be the size of ants. The chamber is 400 feet by 300 feet and 150 feet from floor to ceiling. I think maybe 10% of (the cavern) has been explored, and on tours you see only about 6% of that.ŽBenjamin Vananda

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4 SUNDAY,APRIL15,2018 USA TODAY LIFE Mention the phrase ƒ sophisticated CaribbeanŽ and theres a good chance the Bahamas will come to mind. The Bahamas has been welcoming well-heeled visitors „ from royalty to Hollywood celebrities „ for decades. More than a single island, the Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands, cays, and islets, covering 760 miles. Most visitors set their sights on the islands of New Providence, where the capital Nassau is located, as well as the islands of Grand Bahama, Eluethera, Exuma, Andros and Abaco. Budget hotels and resorts can be found, but the Bahamas is not an inexpensive destination. But if youre prepared to splurge, there are several appealing options for newlyweds.Atlantis Paradise IslandAtlantis Paradise Island is a good recommendation for honeymooners who are looking for the wowŽ factor. The resort is an over-the-top Caribbean mashup of Vegas glitz and Disney World diversions. It would take several honeymoons to enjoy everything the resort offers, which includes waterparks, swimming with dolphins, casino action, a spa and restaurants. The last time I was at Atlantis, lmmaker George Lucas and his family were guests. It seemed ttingsince the Atlantis could be a background for a blockbuster lm. For the ultimate honeymoon, consider a Deluxe Ocean Suite in The Cove at Atlantis, Autograph Collection, a 600-room hotel. Posted rates at The Cove start at $409 per night.Graycliff HotelHoneymooners with a bent for history will love Graycli Hotel, a property offerin g overni g hts in a mansion datin g to 1740. Graycli is a good choice for those who want to be in the heart of Nassau. Graycli has a romance package that starts at $510 per person per night for a three-night stay in a Deluxe Room. The hotel also oers honeymooners a complimentary upgrade on a regular twonight stay or longer. Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, BahamasIn the late 1950s, Huntington Hartford II, heir to the A&P supermarket fortune, bought Paradise Island and created the Ocean Club hotel, which hosted celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to William Randolph Hearst. In 2006 the Ocean Club served as a location for the James Bond lm Casino Royale Its current incarnationoers a mix of traditional Caribbean charm with up-to-theminute amenities and resort features. The 107-room and suites beachfront resort also has three villas serviced b y butlers. Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the creative force behind the resorts DUNE restaurant which serves French-Asian cuisine spiced with a taste of the Caribbean. There also is a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole Ocean Club golf course, tennis courts, and a spa. Advertised rates online start at $1,110 per night.Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore IslandAll-inclusive resorts often bring to mind a lot of frenetic activity and noise. This isnt so at Sandals Royal Bahamian, which has a more sedate and sophisticated air. Standout features include complimentary scuba diving, and a nearby oshore island, with two beaches, a restaurant, and a beach club. I recommend booking one of the secluded villas.Rates at Sandals Royal Bahamian start at $274 per person, per night based on double occupancy.Hotel Riu Palace Paradise IslandHoneymooners can put the brakes on the cost of a Bahamas honeymoon by booking the Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort has a prime location in New Providence. Riu resorts tend to be lively, so lovebirds looking forseclusion might nd the ambiance a challenge. Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island is just up the road from Atlantis Paradise Island.Rates at Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island hover around $400 per night double occupancy.Budget optionsHoneymooners can get lovely accommodations for a little less at Pineapple Fields Resort in New Providence ($249 a night) and Sunrise Beach Clubs and Villas in Eleuthera, ($314 a ni g ht).Splurge for your Bahamas honeymoonMark Rogers Special to USA TODAY Sandals Royal Bahamian once was the posh Balmoral Club in the 1940s, a favorite of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.SANDALS RESORTS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL CARIBBEAN Honeymooners who love history will love Graycliff Hotel, in a mansion dating to 1740.GRAYCLIFF HOTEL Start with this simple truth: Crossing the country by train is an adventure. Whether youre out to see the country in a relaxed manner or avoid the hassles of ying or driving, a train journey will challenge and delight you. My February journey aboard the California Zephyr from San Francisco Bay to Chicago and on to Washington, D.C., was superb. But it demanded the right attitude. I began in San Jose in the Silicon Valley traveling three hours through the East Bay to Davis, the university town near Sacramento. In the morning, I joined the California Zephyr on its 2,400 mile run to Chicago. The Zephyr isrightly regarded as Amtraks most scenic train across the Sierras and Rocky Mountains. Settling in, you make your way to the observation car and join the slice of life already on display. There are four-person tables and xed-position chairs close together, a conguration promoting conversation. Across from me are Caitlin and Jason, an engaging couple fresh from hiking in the northwest. They are headed home to Maine where they hope to start a school. These intrepid naturalists have spent two years in the Himalayas in Kashmir where they embraced the lifestyle of the rural Buddhist population. Across from them are two computer engineers from the Silicon Valley. Max and Will are escaping their San Francisco routines for a getaway in Denver, a day and a halfs journey ahead. Traveling east from Sacramento, the beauty outside demands attention. The six-car Zephyr climbs into the Sierras reaching for Tahoe and Reno. Volunteer historians have come aboard to provide historical perspective as the sights grow more spectacular the higher we climb. Here,Ž says docent Bill Schuldt, is where members of the Donner Party perished in an early winter blizzard that blocked their wagons and left them snowbound in 1846.Ž Here also, he explains, on this track in 1952, a premier Southern Pacic train with 226 aboard was immobilized by drifting snow and stuck for three days. Arriving in Reno in early evening, two dozen travelers disembark. Their places are taken by others, most headed for Denver. Travelers who have splurged for a roomette will sleep lyingdown in a snug compartment with facilities, including a shower, close by. Its a treat to awakeanticipating breakfast in the diner. Breakfast is the best meal on the Zephyr; on this morning itspancakes with sausage. The morning has dawned sunny and this second day on the Zephyr is perfect for observing the reddened buttes and mesas outside. As we climb, the landscape evolves from arid to green. Rushing streams and snow signal our arrival in the Rocky Mountains. By midday were high in the Rockies. Every seat in the observation car is lled. By late afternoon the Zephyr descends from the highest elevations as it approaches Denver. At 6 p.m., on time, the Zephyr backs into Denvers beautifully restored Union Station. There is no Wi-Fi on the Zephyr, but its absence prompts few complaints as passengers adjust to the slower rhythms of train travel. The next day, the Zephyr arrives in Chicago on time at 2:50 p.m.I join the several dozen passengers boarding an overnight train bound for D.C. My advice to would-be train travelers? Do it now, these wonderful trains cant last forever. Keep in mind that the journey is not cheap. My roomette fare from Davis, Calif., to D.C. was $1 ,000, but that included all meals.TRAVELRiding the Zephyr is a breeze The observation car is a popular place aboard Amtraks California Zephyr as it passes through the Rocky Mountains near Kremmling, Colo.PHOTOS BY BARRY D. WOOD/SPECIAL TO USA TODAYMake the scene from San Francisco to Washington Barry D. WoodSpecial to USA TODAY Breakfast aboard Amtraks Capitol Limited is served on linen tablecloths.

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,APRIL15,2018 5 BOOKSIn 2013, Mokhtar Alkhanshali was a twentysomething San Franciscan who dreamed of reviving the coee industry in his familys native Yemen. He was savvy enough to draft a formal business plan, but the potential threats he cited would give a Fortune 500 CEO pause: Al-Qaeda, corrupt government, pirates in the Red Sea, tribal violence.Ž In The Monk of Mokha ( eeeg ), Dave Eggers chronicles Alkhanshalis headstrong, harrowing and ultimately inspirational journey to launch a business in a country descending into civil war. Along the way, Eggers delivers a concise history of coee and its roots in Yemen, reports on a coee culture where consumers can be as persnickety as sommeliers, and sketches out the strife that has devastated the Middle Eastern country since 2011s Arab Spring. Alkhanshali is an engaging gure to connect those threads. Raised in San Franciscos poor Tenderloin neighborhood, he was streetwise and a born salesman. The Tenderloin taught you to think quick, talk fast,Ž Eggers writes. You had to listen and assimilate. If you sounded ignorant, you got taken.Ž After a semester of college, though, Alkhanshali was stuck as a doorman at a San Francisco high-rise, looking at the former Hills Brothers headquarters across the street. The statue of the coee companys Arab mascot motivated him to put his hustle to work. Yemen had the farms and people eager to work, he learned, but not the infrastructure and quality control. Better quality would mean better pay. Eggers points out that our jokes about overpriced lattes are misguided. Because coees supply chain is so complex „ harvesting, selecting, roasting, shipping „ most cups are likely underpriced. Even a four-dollar cup was miraculous, given how many people were involved,Ž he writes. Chances were some person „ or many people, or hundreds of people „ along the line were being taken, underpaid, exploited.Ž Alkhanshali had the bad luck of starting his business in earnest in late 2014, as rebel Houthis in northern Yemen took over the country. Neighboring Saudi Arabia destroyed airport runways, and internal ghting made driving inside the country treacherous. In plainspoken but gripping prose, Eggers describes Alkhanshalis desperate eort to get out of the country to nalize his rst shipment. Houthis routinely detained him and his cohort. But, Eggers suggests, Alkhanshalis Tenderloin-bred gift of gab helped him nally escape through Mokha, a Yemeni port town that was one of the rst coee hubs. The whole planet drinks coee, but it was born here,Ž he tells one man whos detained him. We should be proud of this. The world should know this.Ž It does, now: Alkhanshalis company, Port of Mokha, sells coee online and in high-end cafs. Eggers cant disguise his enthusiasm for his subject in the books closing pages, as Alkhanshalis rst shipment arrives in San Francisco Bay. That pride echoes the inclusive, moral sensibility of Eggers novels including A Hologram for the King and The Circle That style works eectively with Alkhanshalis story, too: It dives deep into a crisis but delivers a jolt of uplift as well.REVIEW Dave Eggers, left, with coffee entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali.JEREMY STERNMark AthitakisSpecial to USA TODAYDave Eggers brews up a rich story of coffee entrepreneur Girl power. Breaking glass ceilings. Anything is possible. You can be the rst female president. Positive messages, right? Well, maybe not so much when we push our girls and young women to achieve, or overachieve. But theyre invincible, right? Young and invincible. Capable of doing anything merely because of their youth and promise. In her new book Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fullling Lives (Harper, 234 pp, eeeE ), author Rachel Simmons clearly shows the damage being done to girls. Enough as She Is shows parents, educators and girls what it means to try to achieve at almost any cost „ amplied by social media. That includes pressure to be admitted to just the right college „ and in some cases just the right high school „ coupled with unrealistic bodyshape expectations. Girls dont have it easy. Simmons has been on the front lines with young women as co-founder of Girls Leadership, an organization that teaches responsibility and self-awareness to girls. She also is the author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Condence In my oce on an all-womens college campus (Smith), and as an educator and researcher, Ive learned that what girls really need are the skills to lean inside as much as to lean in: to practice self-compassion, nourish their most important relationships, and seek support when they need it,Ž Simmons says. As a recovering overachiever myself, I have had to learn the same skills.Ž Many women take pride in doing it all or having it all. Setting lofty goals and reaching them can be a source of pride. And when you hit a wall, youre supposed to go it alone and pick yourself up. Simmons shows how this is pushing girls beyond good mental health. She says that in high schoolsand collegesacross the USA, theres a competitive com p lainin g g ame called Stress OlympicsŽ: Student One: Ughhhhhh Im so tired, I only slept ve hours last night because I had a paper due at nine and I started it at two a.m.Ž Student Two: I know, ugh, I only slept three hours and I had crosscountry practice this morning at six.Ž Student Three: I have three papers due tomorrow?And Ive only started one? Im going to be mainlining coee for the next twenty-four hours.Ž As Simmons writes, Stress Olympics are a test of mental and physical ballast, and of bootstrap success.Ž But they oer no medals, acclaim or Wheaties-box fame. She backs up how dangerous success at any cost.ŽBetween 2010 and 2015, girls depressive symptoms increased by 50%, more than double the rate of boys. Many girls see setbacks as personal aws and that leads to depression, Simmons writes. Failure increases negative feelings, while achievement feeds condence. The author tries to show girls how to fail well,Ž or practice failure resiliencyŽ and self-compassion.Ž Failure holds valuable lessons. Selfworth isnt tied only to succeeding. Simmons emphasizes to girls and those who love themthat embracing failure can lead to future success „ and health y and ha ppy lives.BOOK REVIEWEnough gives girls guide to lean insideSharyn L. FlanaganUSA TODAY Author Rachel SimmonsPHOEBE JONESYouve heard of the Donner Party. You know they were pioneers who set out for California, that things went poorly and did not end well. If nothing else, you probably know that they ate one another to survive. The Hunger Alma Katsusnew novel (Putnam, 373 pp., eeeg ), assumes some familiarity with this California Trail horror show. Instead of sapping the story of suspense, this familiarity infuses every page with dread. And thats before Katsu adds a supernatural twist. The novel starts at the end, with a brief prologue detailing the discovery of the survivors last camp in April 1847: The smell of blood, with its tang of iron, seemed to spring from everywhere, from the ground and the water and the sky.ŽWith that destination in mind, we follow the terrible journey one month at a time, watching the train wreck (or rather, the episode of despair, privation and cannibalism) unfold in slow motion. (For those who dont remember the details: The pioneers set out from Independence, Mo., in May 1846, and were stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains for almost four months. Of the 87 members of the group, only 48 made it to California alive.)The path is riddled with misfortune and tragedy, frailty and stubbornness and error. Katsu shows an acute understanding of human nature. The way, for instance, George Donners popular but irresponsible leadership seals the partys doom: For many people did not like the truth, it seemed „ thought it was a dirty and distasteful thing, impolite and complicated. They didnt have the patience for it „ for numbers, liters, rations, portions, reasons. Many simply preferred the sweet, momentary pleasure of hearing whatever they wanted to hear.Ž All this may have been enough to damn the historical Donner party, but Katsus poor souls are dogged by an additional evil: a voracious presence that stalks them across the land, preyin g on and infectin g the p ioneers. As the days go by, the party dwindles, winnowed by forces known and unknown. Everything goes wrong, and the pioneers turn on one another. Ironically, the supernatural elements almost relieve the tension and horror o f the story. The Hunger for all its wickedness, is somehow less of a nightmare than the actual Donner Party history, some of the darkness pushed onto external threats or disproportionately contained in one sociopathic villain. Katsu is at her best when she forces her readers to stare at the unimaginable meeting of ordinary people and extraordinary desperation, using her sharp, haunting language. As one character reects as he lies dying, Maybe that was the curse of these mountains „ they turned you mad, then reected your own madness back at you, incarnate.Ž Because what would you do in those mountains, to survive the ever-present threat of death? The Hunger might show y ou more than y oud like to know.BOOK REVIEWNew, unearthly forces doom Donner Party Lewis Keseberg survived the tragedy of the Donner Party, stranded in the Sierra Nevadas in the 1840s. Author Alma Katsu Steph ChaSpecial to USA TODAY

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THE TOP 10 13 Ready Player One Ernest Cline Wade Watts escapes his grim life by searching for a lottery ticket in a virtual world (F) (P) Broadway Books 2„ Ive Got My Eyes on You Mary Higgins Clark Aline tries to help Detective Mike Wilson solve her sisters murder (F) (E) Simon & Schuster 31 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine LEngle Youth: Otherworldly visitor informs family of a tesseract,Ž a wrinkle in time; classic (F) (P) Square Fish 4„ True Roots Kristin Cavallari Subtitle: A Mindful Kitchen With More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Rened SugarŽ (NF) (H) Rodale Press 58 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 64 Red Alert James Patterson, Marshall Karp Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD task force investigate a series of crimes (F) (H) Little, Brown 75 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson Psychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 82 The Disappeared C.J. Box Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett investigates two seemingly different cases that may end up being connected (F) (E) G.P. Putnams Sons 913 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng Mia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 109 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 Comey was highly respected and trusted within the FBI during his nearly four-year tenure.ANDREW HARNIKAP 1A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey (Flatiron, nonction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:A memoir by the former FBI director who was red by President Trump in May 2017.THE BUZZ:In a charged Twitter exchangewith Trump last month, Comey wrote: Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.ŽNew and noteworthy 4The Fallen by David Baldacci (Grand Central, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In the latest Memory ManŽ thriller, detective Amos Decker is visiting the bleak mill town of Baronville, Pa., when he stumbles upon the scene of a double murder.THE BUZZ:Memory Man the rst book in the series, hit No. 1 on USA TODAYs Best-Selling Bookslist in 2015.3Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton (Grand Central, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:A biography of the American actress ( Suits ) who will marry Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19.THE BUZZ:Morton will do a #BookmarkThis Facebook Live chat with USA TODAY on April 18 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.2At Home With Natalie by Natalie Morales (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, nonction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In this cookbook, the Today shows West Coast anchor shares simple recipes for healthy livingŽ she makes for her family, such as LemonRicotta Pancakes.THE BUZZ:This is Morales rst book.5Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:L.A. enforcer Ken Swift nds trouble when his estranged adult daughter shows up demanding money.THE BUZZ:An exciting erotic action novel,Ž says Publishers Weekly .USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. Tortilla espanol from At Home With Natalie.ŽANN VOLKWEIN/HJO Prince Harry and ance Meghan Markle.AFP/GETTY IMAGES BOOKSThe book list appears every Thursday.For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble.com, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books, BooksAMillion.com, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, iBooks (Apple, Inc.) Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.), Powells.com, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Schuler Books &Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). n Rank this week n Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-ction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM THE REST 11„ Cave of Bones /Anne HillermanOfficer Bernadette Manuelito investigates when a skeleton is discovered in the wilderness; fourth in series (F) (E) Harper 12„ Factfulness /Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling RnnlundSubtitle: Ten Reasons Were Wrong About the World „ and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkŽ (NF) (H) Flatiron Books 1333 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 14„ The Female Persuasion /Meg WolitzerAn older feminist icon mentors a female Millennial (F) (E) Riverhead 1536 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 16„ Scourged /Kevin HearneAtticus faces the Norse gods in a nal battle; ninth in series (F) (E) Del Rey 17„ Killers of the Flower Moon /David GrannSubtitle: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIŽ (NF) (P) Vintage 1825 The Woman in the Window /A.J. FinnA 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townho use across the park (F) (E) William Morrow 19„ Our 50-State Border Crisis /Howard G. BuffettSubtitle: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across AmericaŽ (NF) (H) Hachette 20„ The Rational Bible: Exodus /Dennis PragerA modern-day analysis of the Bibles Book of Exodus (NF) (H) Regenry Publishing 21„ The Right Time /Danielle SteelA young woman leads a secret life as a mystery writer, using a male pseudonym (F) (P) Delacorte 22„ The Giving Tree /Shel SilversteinChildren: Parable about a tree who gives to a boy who keeps wanting more (F) (H) HarperCollins Childrens 236 Dog Man and Cat Kid /Dav PilkeyYouth: Dog Man and his sidekick, Cat Kid, search for a missing movie star; fourth in series (F) (H) Scholastic 24„ Rock Chick Reborn /Kristen AshleyMoses Richardson tries to convince Shirleen Jackson to allow love into her life; ninth in series (F) (E) Kristen Ashley 2522 Guess How Much I Love You /Sam McBratneyChildren: Father, son say how much they love each other; board version (F) (H) Candlewick Press 2617 Accidental Heroes /Danielle SteelHomeland Security agent Ben Waterman investigates an airline threat (F) (H) Delacorte 2712 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda /Becky AlbertalliYouth: Simon Spiers secret is in danger of coming to light (F) (P) Balzer + Bray 2846 An American Marriage /Tayari JonesNewlyweds Roy and Celestia see their lives ripped apart when Roy is convicted of a crime his wife knows he did not commit; Oprahs Book Club (F) (E) Algonquin Books 29„ Harvesting the Heart /Jodi PicoultPaige struggles with the idea of being a mother after her own mother abandoned her (F) (E) Penguin 3016 Wonder /R.J. PalacioYouth: August Pullman, who was born with a facial irregularity, wants nothing more than to be normal (F) (H) Knopf Books for Young Readers 31„ The Condence Code for Girls / Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley Subtitle: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful SelfŽ (NF) (H) HarperCollins 32„ Hold Back the Dark /Kay HooperChief Deputy Katie Cole investigates the murders in a town by people who cant remember their crimes (F) (E) Berkley 33„ Golden Prey /John SandfordLawman Lucas Davenport returns, on the trail of a murderer tied to a drug cartel (F) (P) G.P. Putnams Sons 3452 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 3570 End Game /David BaldacciWill Robie and Jessica Reel try to track down their missing handler (F) (P) Grand Central Publishing 3631 The Escape Artist /Brad MeltzerJim Zigarowski searches for Nola, a painter with the U.S. Army who faked her own death (F) (E) Grand Central Publishing 37„ Greeks Bearing Gifts /Philip KerrBernie Gunther works to solve a murder tied to Greek artifacts from World War II (F) (E) Marion Wood Books/Putnam 38„ A Nantucket Wedding /Nancy ThayerAlison, a widow, hopes to marry her anc, David, and blend their families of grown children (F) (E) Ballantine 3953 The Sun and Her Flowers /Rupi KaurA look at growth and healing through poetry; follow-up to Milk and HoneyŽ (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 4078 The 5 Love Languages /Gary ChapmanSubtitle: The Secret to Love That LastsŽ (NF) (P) Northeld Publishing 41„ Luckiest Girl Alive /Jessica KnollAni FaNellis perfect life has an ugly past (F) (E) Simon & Schuster 4254 The Punishment She Deserves /Elizabeth GeorgeDetectives Barbara Havers and Thomas Lynley investigate the death of a deacon in a small English town (F) (E) Viking 43„ The Road Home /Beverly LewisAfter the tragic deaths of her parents, Lena Rose Schwartz is separated from her siblings and sent to live with a new family (F) (H) Bethany House 4468 You Are a Badass /Jen SinceroSubtitle: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeŽ (NF) (P) Running Press 4591 StrengthsFinder 2.0 /Tom RathLifetime strategies for using your talents (NF) (H) Gallup 4660 All By Myself, Alone /Mary Higgins ClarkCelia Kilbride helps investigate the death of a wealthy woman on their cruise (F) (P) Pocket 477 Twice Bitten /Lynsay SandsImmortal Elspeth is looking for a fun time and sets her sights on Wyatt, an ex-special forces soldier (F) (P) Avon 48„ Heat Lightning /John SandfordGovernment investigator tracks down a suspected serial killer (F) (E) G.P. Putnams Sons 4937 Baby Touch and Feel: Animals /DK PublishingChildren: Features soft kittens, a bumpy lizard, a scaly sh and other animals (F) (H) DK Children 5055 The Flight Attendant /Chris BohjalianCassandra Bowden cant remember how a dead man ended up in her hotel room in Dubai (F) (E) Doubleday 6 SUNDAY,APRIL15,2018 USA TODAY LIFE

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