The Â“ve young children wanted to do something magical for MotherÂs Day. After all, how many hand-made cards that say ÂI Love You MomÂŽ could a mother want? Apparently, quite a few, as we discovered later, stuffed into a dresser drawer. Little treasures kept forever. We could have cooked a MotherÂs Day breakfast, assuming we had the skills, but we wanted something big, something grand. Something kids aged 6 to 12 could pull off. We had been to the Safeway grocer just a few days earlier and seen the small assortment of Â”owers for sale. Breaking open the piggy banks, we Â“lled our pockets with loose change. It was several blocks, but the adventure made the walk feel short. In the door, to the right. And there it was. Among the wide variety of Â”owers was a big, beautiful white orchid corsage. Five children, with nodding heads, gathered around the white orchid corsage, Little hands reached for the orchid, but only one could carry the prize to the checkout line. Emptying pockets at checkout, barely were there sufÂ“cient funds for so grand an object. But it was Saturday. And MotherÂs Day wasnÂt till Sunday. Where to hide from our inquisitive Mother, our Sunday surprise. The box said keep refrigerated, making our hiding place even more difÂ“cult. We chose inside the freezer, behind the ice cream. Shockingly, Saturday night, not The wisest woman IÂve ever knownDAVID | 4 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT GOOD MORNINGAs a storm system rolls into Southwest Florida, hopefully youÂve planned some indoor activities to celebrate all the mothers in your life today. With the chance of rain at 100 percent today and some areas expecting over an inch of precipitation, according to weather.com, some MotherÂs Day festivities might have to be put on hold. ÂStarting on Sunday, thereÂs going to be scattered showers to numerous thunderstorms continued into the night,ÂŽ said National Weather Service Meteorologist Richard Rude. Severe weather is not expected. These showers and thunderstorms will continue into Monday, tapering off later that night. Scattered and light showers are anticipated for the rest of the week, with weather.com reporting over a 60 percent chance of rain each day. ÂThereÂs an upper level system and trough moving away from us into the Gulf, so thatÂs going to give us some pretty wet weather,ÂŽ Rude said. The showers, however, will bring at least some relief from the high temperatures weÂve been experiencing. ÂHighs will be in the upper-70s and mid-80s for most of the week,ÂŽ Rude said. The National Weather Service, however, states we shouldnÂt necessarily expect to see this pattern continued throughout the month. ÂTraditionally, the rainy season begins the second week of June,ÂŽ according to Rude. A two-week forecast on weather.com shows the rain and clouds donÂt plan on going away just yet Â„ with the chance of storms only lowering to 40 or 50 percent until May 25. For now, remember to snag an umbrella before leaving the house with mom today.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgShowers expected for MotherÂs DayBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER If you ask Michelle Smith about her son Austin, she gets teary eyed. The North Port mother has always been close to her son, and while sheÂs proud heÂs decided to join the Marines, itÂs difÂ“cult for her. While the pair normally did nothing special for MotherÂs Day, she misses having him around. Smith isnÂt the only mother who will spend this MotherÂs Day without her child, like many other military moms the celebration will be put off until theyÂre together again. Some will have the opportunity to call or take leave, while others will have to wait until their kids can communicate again. CELEBRATING LATEItÂs busy at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8203, Laura Love is in the kitchen serving wings for MondayÂs wing night. Love is the mother of six kids, all of who grew up in North Port. Despite being a mother of six, she misses her youngest son, Brian, 28, who has served in the Navy since 2008. ItÂs been 10 years since he left. The pair see each other from time-to-time but not as often as sheÂd like. ÂI havenÂt seen him in a year and a half,ÂŽ Love said. The last time she saw Brian was for the birth of his second child, but she hopes to see him again soon. He recently came back to the mainland after being stationed in Hawaii for a few months. ÂHe called when he came, sometimes itÂs in passing,ÂŽ Love said. Love said he usually gets an hour to talk, and sometimes they donÂt get the call because he leaves in the middle of the night. Despite not seeing him often, she hopes his family will visit in June. During the June visit, theyÂll celebrate MotherÂs Day Â„ and other holidays theyÂve missed. Bottom line: Mothers of those who serve in the U.S.Military observe MotherÂs Day a bit differently, and often have to wait months before they can celebrate. By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER MOMS | 4 Bottom left: Marilyn MooreÂs son Robert serves in the U.S. Army. Bottom center: Jeanne FellÂs son Daniel serves in the U.S. Army. Bottom right: Jeanne FellÂs daughter Sharon serves in the U.S. Army. Top right: Michelle Smith and her son Austin who serves in the U.S. Marine Corps. PHOTOS PROVIDED Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 133AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Rain; watch for floodingHigh 77 Low 69$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodayÂs weather: Sunday, May 13, 2018 NKOREA TO BLOW UP NUKE-SITE TUNNELS BEFORE TALKSNorth Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would s et up leader Kim Jong UnÂs summit with President Donald Trump next month. 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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 NORTH PORT Â„ The last two years brought in roughly 2,800 records requests for the North Port City ClerkÂs ofÂ“ce. Almost all of them were for former North Port City Commissioner Cheryl Cook; almost all of them were free. It is completely legal to make the requests. However, the clerkÂs ofÂ“ce is now working to hire two more employees to keep up with the huge amount of records requests Â„ which are mainly from Cook.Rules The cityÂs rule is any request that takes less than 15 minutes to be completed will be free. Once it hits 30 minutes, the clerkÂs ofÂ“ce will charge for half the 15 minutes and the other 15 minutes are free. That fee is based on the lowest salary of the person capable of doing the job: often around $14 per hour. If someone were to make multiple requests and each one took less than 15 minutes, the person requesting the documents would receive all those for free. Of the 1,300 requests made for Â“scal year 2016-2017, Cook made 1,117 of those requests. For that work, she paid $44.80. Out of the 1,500 requests made in Â“scal year 2017-2018 (which ends in October), around 1,300 of those requests were CookÂs. SheÂs paid no fees for this Â“scal year, but the clerkÂs ofÂ“ce sent her two invoices totaling $567.07 as of April 30, according to records obtained by the Sun ÂThe fact that you have individuals becoming super users of this resource is not something the legislature considered,ÂŽ said Mark Fenster, a University of Florida law professor who focuses on government transparency. ÂSheÂs using a loophole in the law intended to help small time users Â„ but sheÂs a super user. SheÂs clearly very savvy on the subject.ÂŽÂItÂs ironicÂThe time limit was 30 minutes before Cook, then a commissioner, rallied to change the rule to the current standard in 2015. During her tenure, she also attempted to make the rules so one entity could only make one records request per day. That rule was quickly changed after staff realized it was illegal. ÂItÂs ironic that Ms. CookÂs activities are an extreme of what she took issue with when she was on the commission,ÂŽ Vice Mayor Linda Yates, who served on the commission with Cook, said in an email. Â... Since she knows she can avoid paying fees for the staff time she is consuming by breaking up her requests into small pieces to stay under 15 minutes for each, that is what she does.ÂŽ Cook declined the Sun Âs repeated attempts at request for comment via phone and text. While City Clerk Patsy Adkins said records requests in general have increased as the city has grown to 70,000 residents, she agreed Cook took it to a new level. ÂFor now weÂve decided to continue to fulÂ“ll those requests, but itÂs certainly ironic when people do it that way because it ends up taking more time,ÂŽ North Port spokesperson Josh Taylor said. ÂReasonable amount of timeÂWhen Fenster was practicing law in Northern California, one of the Â“rst cases his Â“rms worked on was very similar to what is happening with Cook in North Port. A man, upset that the county was putting a parking lot at a trail near his property, began to have his lawyers bombard the system with records requests. ÂFrankly, they wanted to raise the costs of the decisions and (prove) it would be easier to not put the parking lot there,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhat I learned from that is the unintended consequence of providing this right may have some affect on government, that you think is doing the right thing.ÂŽ The clerkÂs ofÂ“ce has been dealing with those unintended consequences by trying to keep up with the numerous demands. Until February, the ofÂ“ce was Âseveral monthsÂŽ behind for keeping minutes of City Commission meetings. An employee was hired in February and now the ofÂ“ce is completely caught up with minutes, to the relief of Adkins. They are in the works of hiring two employees who would serve as dedicated record technicians. As of now, three employees help with records. Florida law dictates record requests need to be Â“lled within a Âreasonable amount of time.ÂŽ ÂWith 50-150 (requests from Cook), 15 minutes each, that is a full-time job,ÂŽ Commissioner Jill Luke said. ÂIt truly is Â„ so we ended up having to increase our staff, which is taxpayer money, in order to accommodate these requests.ÂŽ Cook calls policeAccording to public records, Cook believed the City ClerkÂs ofÂ“ce was not fulÂ“lling those requests in a timely manner, so she Â“led a complaint with North Port Police Department. According to the report, the complaint was Â“led on March 20. Cook reportedly told investigators that she had been speaking with State Attorney Ed Brodsky, who allegedly advised her to Â“le the complaint with the police. However, when contacted by the police, Brodsky said he never spoke with Cook, was unaware of her complaint and did not advise her on the situation. North Port Police closed the investigation April 4, stating CookÂs complaint was unfounded. She responded she will bring the case to the State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce and the Attorney GeneralÂs OfÂ“ce. ÂRight for requestsÂAll Â“ve of the commissioners said while the huge increase of requests from Cook is taking up staff time and therefore taxpayer money, none of them necessarily want to limit her. ÂI think every citizen has a right for requests,ÂŽ Commissioner Chris Hanks said. ÂTo have one citizen have so much, itÂs a little overbearing, but she has a right to do it. We donÂt have a right to keep her from it Â„ which I wouldnÂt anyway. This commission is all about transparency.ÂŽ Luke has repeatedly suggested in meetings to have multiple requests be bundled into one, therefore making the request cost money. ÂI think if someone sends Â“ve requests in a week thatÂs one a day, thatÂs not too bad, if itÂs only 15 minutes,ÂŽ she said. ÂBut when youÂre sending 50, it should be considered time-wise as one email. Especially when itÂs wanting all commissionersÂ email or travel: itÂs the same topic, it might be different people but itÂs the same topic.ÂŽ However, City Attorney Amber Slayton said doing so would be tricky in a legal sense. ÂThere is no clear legal precedent for requests,ÂŽ she said. ÂThereÂs no language that addresses bundling language. It doesnÂt say whether you can or canÂt. Could we bundle? We could make both arguments, but we donÂt know what the precedent is until itÂs in place.ÂŽ Since the Sunshine Law in Florida regarding open records is one of the more loose ones in the nation, it will continue to have its pros and cons, according to Fenster. ÂFor the most part I think theyÂre wonderful, but like all laws they have some adverse effects,ÂŽ Fenster said. ÂYou have a bunch of competing ideas Â„ good government and open government. It would be wonderful if they could operate without tension at all times, but sometimes it doesnÂt.ÂŽEmail: email@example.com Former North Port commissioner received almost 2,500 records for freeBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERÂThe fact that you have individuals becoming super users of this resource is not something the legislature considered. SheÂs using a loophole in the law intended to help small time users Â„ but sheÂs a super user. SheÂs clearly very savvy on the subject.ÂŽ Â„ Mark Fenster, University of Florida law professor CHERYL COOK Â€ Served as a city commissioner from 2012-2016 Â€ Hosts ÂCan We TalkÂŽ on radio station WKDW Â€ Runs cherylcook.org, where she places some of the records she requested online Â€ Made roughly 2,400 records requests in the last two years through the North Port City ClerkÂs office. The total records requests for the city was 2,800 CITY CLERKÂS OFFICEÂ€ The clerks office is made up of eight employees, with three that help with records Â„ although Adkins said the employees all do things not in their job description. Â€ She is in the process of hiring two more employees, who would both be records technicians. That position has not existed in the department since 2013, when it was combined with records supervisor position due to the recession and a lack of records requests to fill. Â€ The clerkÂs office does minutes for all the meetings, attends every commission related meeting including advisory boards, books meeting rooms for the staff and community groups, create legal ads for the ordinances, prepare the agenda packets and get them ready set up for the meetings and serve as the election official for North Port COOK adno=54535528 Another Reason to Choose Our Crematory...Â It is unwise to pay too much, but it Â s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money that Â s all. When you pay too little, sometimes you lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the job it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot it canÂt be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and, if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better. ÂŽ John Ruskin Author-Economist941-475-98003070 S. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 ÂEveryone comes to the house and we spend it together,ÂŽ Love said. ItÂs similar for Smith, who says the hardest part is being away from Austin and not being able to hug him. The 20-year-old enlisted in the Marines two years ago and has been away from home since then. Smith is hopeful Austin will be home this summer ahead of a deployment. She said the family doesnÂt do anything special, but when he has a moment, heÂll reach out. ÂHeÂll send me a text. Last year (for MotherÂs Day), he sent me a quick text,ÂŽ Smith said. Smith said her son isnÂt one for sending gifts, and thatÂs Â“ne with her. She said the main thing is that theyÂre together to make up for the holidays. If she doesnÂt see Austin this summer, heÂll be home in January to marry his high school sweetheart, something sheÂs looking forward to. BLUE STAR MOMSJeanne Fell has two children currently serving in the Army, her son Daniel, 30, and her daughter, Sharon, 27. Daniel has been with Army for 12 years, while Sharon has served almost 10. ÂWith the military, no holiday is according to the calendar,ÂŽ Fell said. Fell is also part of Southwest Florida Blue Star Mom chapter, which brings together mothers of those serving overseas. Fell is the current treasurer for the Southwest Florida chapter of the group. MOMSFROM PAGE 1 She said her kids are together at Fort Benning, Georgia, and says she visited them recently. When she visited them, she told them to not order anything for her, as they have in years past. ÂI usually get a phone call or a text,ÂŽ she said. When the pair are deployed, she doesnÂt hear much from them and said when her daughter was in Okinawa, Japan, she didnÂt acknowledge MotherÂs Day. Fell said sheÂs initially eased into the life of being a military mom, because her daughter was still home when her son enlisted. ÂI donÂt give it a thought, regardless of the (career) path it happens,ÂŽ Fell said. Marilyn Moore describes her time away from her son as sad and lonely. Her 31-year-old son Robert has served in the Army for 10 years, and, while sheÂs proud, itÂs been hard. Â(ItÂs) very different not having kids in the family,ÂŽ Moore said. Moore said she grew up having Sunday dinner together, and she has her memories from all the years together. She said as much as families miss them, they too miss their families. For Moore, the worst times were while Robert was in Afghanistan. During those three tours, the pair hardly spoke. She said when heÂs stateside, she gets calls, text messages as well as using FaceTime. She said she can occasionally visit as well while heÂs in the states. Moore said she tried to not make a big deal of the holidays. ÂI didnÂt want him to feel guilty,ÂŽ Moore said. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICAThe Blue Star Mothers of America program is a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports military families in the United States. The program works to support mothers, grandmothers, aunts, foster mothers, step mothers and anyone who is in the motherly role for someone in the military. The blue star flag was created during WWI by Capt. Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on the front lines. The flag became the symbol of a parent with a child serving in the military. It became the official symbol for parents in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson approved a suggestion made by the WomenÂs Committee of the Council of National Defenses, to cover the blue star with a gold star when the service member had died. Blue Star Mothers was recognized as veterans organization in the 1960s. To date there are 188 chapters of Blue Star Mothers in the United States, and the organization provides a wide variety of support to motherÂs but also those serving. The Southwest Florida Chapter of Blue Star Mothers, services mothers between Manatee and Collier counties and meets on the second Saturday of every month in Sarasota. Current Chapter President Maggie Gentile said the organization works to serve mothers of those serving overseas. Gentile said the group goes on day trips to help ease the stress of being a military mom. The group doesnÂt just help each other but those serving and those who have served. Gentile wrote in an email the group in the past has sent care packages to those serving who did not have access to a base exchange store. In the 27 boxes the motherÂs sent were snacks, health and hygiene products. Along with helping those overseas, the motherÂs also visit veterans and raise funds to participate in Wreaths Across America. One of the other things the motherÂs do is an annual tea for Gold Star mothers, who have lost their children in combat. All of the money raised by the mothers goes to help fund the care packages. Treasurer Jeanne Fell said the group is always looking for members who need the support or want to dedicate the time. To learn more about the Southwest Florida chapter of the Blue Star Mothers, visit www. floridabluestarmoms.com.Â„ Blue Star Mothers of America BY THE NUMBERSIn 2016 there were around 1.3 million active duty U.S. Military personnel. Of those 1.3million, 193,442 were deployed overseas in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The number of those deployed include all branches of the U.S. Military, with the exception of the U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard. Â„ Source: Pew Research a single child wanted any ice cream for desert, when Mom asked. MotherÂs Day, no handwritten ÂI love You MomÂŽ cards waited on the breakfast table. Something more awesome was in store. As Mom entered the kitchen, Â“ve children rushed the freezer, reached behind the ice cream. Out came our brown orchid. Wilted and brown, not big beautiful and white. At that moment, our mom had a decision to make. She could scold us for being so foolish. She could laugh and give us a gentle lesson in horticulture. Which would you have done? Our Mom did something completely unexpected. ÂHow could you children afford an orchid?ÂŽ she asked. ÂAnd not just any orchid. This is the rare African brown orchid. ItÂs beautiful!ÂŽ She pinned that wilted brown orchid on her Sunday MotherÂs Day church dress. We all piled into the station wagon, off to church. She quickly bragged to everyone she met that Sunday morning, her kids had bought her a rare African brown orchid. We saw the adults smile and nod their heads. ÂYes, I know,ÂŽ she said. ÂI have the most thoughtful, generous children a mother could ever hope for.ÂŽ That was the story she told, and deep in our young hearts, we Â“gured she must be right. We spent our childhoods trying to become the people that Mom apparently thought we were. In the last few weeks, my Mom now 89, entered hospice. I couldnÂt Â“nd a rare African brown orchid. A handmade ÂI Love You MomÂŽ card had to sufÂ“ce. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employee-owned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at email@example.comDAVIDFROM PAGE 1NORTH PORT Â„ Several Sarasota County projects in North Port will be discussed this week at the annual joint meeting. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Robert L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 South Tamiami Trail in Venice. Four topics are on the agenda for updates: River Road projects and funding opportunities, North Port Greenway trail, Atlanta Braves spring training facility and a potential new Interstate 75 access point. The county recently came to an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation, which they will update the North Port city commissioners on Monday. The $7 million partnership will help acquire the right of way and updated permits and construction plans will begin in Â“scal year 2019. Some of those plans are considering state ownership of River Road, a road transfer and potential funding timelines. The City Commission will update the county commissioners on the North Port Greenway trail, which is part of the Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Linear Park plan. At a May 3 meeting, the city commissioners agreed to move forward with building a trail along the east bank of Myakkahatchee Creek. The 1-mile trail will be partially a boardwalk due to wetlands and partially made of pervious material, such as asphalt. The plan will only move forward after an archaeological and environmental survey is done. An update on the Braves spring training construction will be given, which includes installation of elevated concrete slabs at both the stadium and clubhouse, continuing overall site grading, undergoing mechanical, electrical and plumbing work and walls for the stadium and clubhouse are being built. The Braves should play their Â“nal spring training 2019 game in the new stadium, in April 2019. Finally, the commissions will get an update on a potential I-75 access point near Yorkshire Avenue. City ofÂ“cials have been speaking with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization on the potential project. There are nearby interchanges at Raintree Boulevard and Kings Highway, but ofÂ“cials said the Yorkshire interchange could offer direct access to a future community or regional-level park. ÂAn interchange located at Yorkshire Street would offer direct access to industrial, ofÂ“ce and commercial development, in addition to a future community or regional level park.ÂŽ the report said. The meeting is open to the public and public comments are encouraged. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Joint meeting to discuss roads, BravesBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERDemocratic WomenÂs Club to meetThe Democratic WomenÂs Club of Charlotte County welcomes guest speaker Christine A. House Vice President with Charlotte State Bank & TrustÂs Investment Services Division, at its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14, at Sunnydell Plaza, 3596 Tamiami Trail, Unit 202, Port Charlotte. ChristineÂs focus is in Living Trusts, IRA Rollovers, Charitable Giving Strategies and Investment Management Services. All are welcome. For more information, call 941-764-8440.LLI features Victor Lundy: Sculptor of SpaceThe Summer Documentary Series sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Institute will feature Victor Lundy at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in meeting room O117 on the Charlotte campus of Florida SouthWestern State College at 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. Victor Lundy was honored by the Smithsonian on his 90th birthday in 2013, which cited his admirable sculptural form and innovative use of engineering technology. The documentary film was produced by the Smithsonian to record an important body of work and to honor the man who created it. Registration can be made at www.lifelong learning-charlotte.org or by calling the LLI office at 941-637-3533.MotherÂs DayAMVETS Post 312 is hosting its annual MotherÂs Day brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Mothers of AMVETS 312 family are free. Guests are $15. Children are $7. It includes roast beef and honey-glazed ham. Also included are eggs, bacon, sausage, mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy, rolls, desserts, coffee, orange juice and mimosa or Bloody Marys for $1. Flowers will be available for mothers.Casino trip Knights of Columbus Council 7997 hosts a bus trip to Immokalee Casino on Monday, May 14. Buses board at 8 a.m. at North Port Wal-Mart. The cost is $25. For more information or reservations, call Michael at 941-400-7416.Coast Guard The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Station in North Port will host an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at its station, 7030 Chancellor Blvd. North Port in honor of National Safe Boating Week. It will include safe boating displays, vessel safety checks and games for kids. For more information, email Thomas Meissgeier at email@example.com.Knights at the Races North Port Knights of Columbus hosts a Knight At The Races at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the North Port Jockey Club, 3050 Pan American Blvd. Price is $4 at the door with snacks provided. For groups of eight or more Â„ or for information Â„ contact Paul Patterson at 848-448-0797 or Tony 617-320-1759 COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE Eleanor K. Ballard Eleanor K. Ballard, 99, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Bayville, NJ, passed away on May 2, 2018. She was born on September 5, 1918 in Hillside, NJ to Frank and Ella Kubick. Eleanor worked and retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of New Jersey, Azure Chapter #87. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Warder John Ballard and son; Thomas C. Ballard. She is survived by her daughter, Carol J. (Richard) Stone; grandchildren, Ray Willard, Debra Emery, Tracy Stephens and Kimberly Ballard and two great grandchildren, Nicolas Emery and Alyssa Willard. She is also survived by her best friend, Richard Anderson. Burial will take place at Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew, WV. Arrangements made by McKee Funeral Home, North Port, FL.William F. Fisher William F. Fisher, 78, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Tidewell Hospice House. He was born Dec. 5, 1939, in Jamaica Queens, New York, and he resided in Baldwin, Long Island, until moving to Port Charlotte in 1996. Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1957 until his honorable discharge as Air Wing in 1960. He signed on with the Nassau County Police Department in 1962 and gave 35 years as a Detective with uncommon valor. He is survived by his signiÂ“cant other, Barbara; son, Scott; and brother, Cliff; as well as nieces; nephews; cousins; and beloved friends. He had enjoyed being adopted as a father Â“gure and grandfather by BarbaraÂs family. He was such a loving person, cared for all the children and people in his life and was extremely loved by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Frances Fisher; his brother, Gary; and sisterin-law, Joanne. Arrangements have been made for inurnment at the Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of Â”owers, please consider a donation to Tidewell Hospice at tidewell.org. Please visit kays-ponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Gail M. Hensley Gail M. Hensley, 77, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. She was born March 5, 1941, in Lawrence, N.Y., and moved to this area in 2000 from Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a retired Interior Decorator. Gail was a member of the Freedom Bible Church in Port Charlotte. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Otis; daughter, Catherine Olise of Miami, Florida; sons, Richard Pilon of Kingsport, Tennessee; Kevin Pilon of Corning, New York; sister, Shirley Trayner of Bradenton, Florida; brother, Victor Francis of Phoenix, New York; step-daughter, Karen Hensley of South Carolina; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 10 brothers, and sisters. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Freedom Bible Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Freedom Bible Church, 500 Sable St., Port Charlotte, FL 33954.Lillian F. MyhroLillian F. Myhro, 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Port Charlotte Health & Rehab. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.Ellen Johnetta Briel Quinn On The 30th day of April 2018, Ellen Johnetta Briel Quinn passed on to join our Heavenly Father. She was preceded in her journey by Her Mother, Melvina Murphy Gullick, her Father, John Henry Briel, and her Brother, John Henry Briel, Jr. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey and lived in that area most of her life. She moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1996 with her surviving Husband, Frederick M. Quinn, Jr. She is also survived by her daughter, Victoria L. Plumeri of Hamilton, New Jersey; a son, Charles R. Plumeri, Jr. of Clanton, Alabama; four step children, Celeste L. Quinn of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, Frederick M. Quinn, III of Bartlett, Tennessee, Maureen J. Quinn of Port Charlotte, Florida, Michael M. Quinn, II of Port Charlotte, Florida; several Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren. Ellen was an avid Quilter for many years and even had one of her quilts published on the cover of a prominent magazine and was a member of the American Quilter Society. Ellen was, also, a member of the National Camping Travelers Association, a Masonic camping group. She will be dearly missed by both Family and friends. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorFuneral.com and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.William D. Weitz William D. ÂBillÂŽ Weitz, 91, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away May 9, 2018. Bill was born March 7, 1927 in Utica, NY. He and his family lived in Albany, NY and enjoyed a wonderful cottage in Speculator, NY. (The high point of every summer was his water ski trip around the lake with cigar and martini-never a drop was spilled!), Westport, CT, and Dallas, TX before moving to Punta Gorda in 1984. He served in the Navy during WWII and graduated from Siena College in 1950. Bill retired from Mobil Oil Corp. in 1984 as Industry Manager of Construction and Mining. He then volunteered and was later employed by Charlotte Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department. Always the people person, he loved his later job manning the gatehouse greeting everyone at Seminole Lakes. He belonged to the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Isles Yacht Club, St. Andrews South Golf Club, American Legion, Elks, and Seminole Lakes Country Club, where they lived for many happy years before relocating to South Port Square in Port Charlotte. Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 67 years, Carol Baxter Weitz, daughter Janice (Peter) Kent of San Francisco, CA, sons David (Joanne) of Ballston Spa, NY, and Robert of Westport, CT, his beloved grandchildren, Abby (Blake) Teachey, Ryan (Andrea) Kent, and Trevor Kent, and his cherished great-grandson, Clifford Kent, as well as 2 greatgrandchildren expected in the fall. A memorial service and witness to the Resurrection will be held at the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, as well as at the Albany Rural Cemetery, both at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 11330 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33955. Please visit kaysponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. Arrangements by Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Punta Gorda.ENGLEWOOD Elwin G. Sawtelle Elwin G. Sawtelle, 89, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Portland, Maine. Elwin graduated Deering High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952. Elwin was an engineer with Maine Central Railroad retiring after 30-plus years of service. He moved to Englewood in 1989 from Portland, Maine. Elwin was a member of the Elks Club in Englewood; he enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards and loved to dance. He appreciated all of the visitors, calls, cards and good wishes. He was much loved and is greatly missed by his children, Stephen (Edith) Sawtelle of Cheshire, Connecticut, Julie (Helen DeLuca) Sawtelle of Portland, Maine, Jennifer Sawtelle of Englewood and Anthony (Anngela) Sawtelle of Avon, Ohio; sister, Muriel Loignon of Englewood, Florida; and brother, Robert Sawtelle of Portland, Maine; three grandchildren, Katie, Faye and Sophie Sawtelle. He was preceded in death by first wife, Jacqueline; second wife, Frances Munson Weeks; and brother, Roland. Mark your calendar: A Celebration of Life service will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Myakka Pines Golf Course, 2550 S. River Road, Englewood. Donations can be made in memory of Elwin to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society nmcrs.org.Mary Jane SchmitzMary Jane Schmitz, 77, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was a loving mother, sister, grandma and friend. Survived by siblings, Cletus, Kenny, Tom, Everett, Kevin and Sister Jonelle; her children, Kelly, Kerry, Kris, (Kent) and Kevin; grandchildren, Jeremy, (Tara), Jessie, (Fidel), Ashley, (Corey), Jakey, Stephanie, (Michah), Alyssa, Erin, Eva and Samantha; Â“ve great-grandchildren and one on the way; many nieces and nephews; daughters-in-law, Mardie and Lylis; loving kitty, Tubby; and too many friends to mention. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora; father, John; siblings, Dennis, Doris, Johnny, LaVonne and Phillip. Too special for words, Mary Jane was nothing less than the complete package. We will miss her stories, her humor and her love. Our hearts are broken; we love you and miss you dearly. Rest in peace our beloved Mary Jane. You may express your condolences to the family at, www.lemonbayfh.com.NORTH PORT Herbert E. Lincoln IIIHerbert Edward Lincoln III, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born and raised in Waterloo, New York, he was the youngest child of Herbert E. Lincoln Jr. and Vivian Hughy. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1950 and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, (currently known as Missouri University of Science and Technology) where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He married Shirley Walters in 1957, raised three children and lived in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, California and Florida, Â“nally settling in North Port, Florida. He was an avid sailor, cyclist, handball and tennis player. He completed the BRAG (Bike Race Across Georgia) several times, and at age 70 solo-sailed the intracoastal waterway from Beaufort, S.C.., to Upstate New York. Herb was a master woodworker, boat builder, toymaker and artist, and delighted in giving hundreds of handcrafted wood gifts and toys to family and friends. Known as ÂG-PaÂŽ to his granddaughters, he built their Â“rst cradle, wood bike and stick horse. He is survived by his three children, Mary Gay Lincoln, Virginia (Ginny) Lincoln Denos and Herbie Lincoln; and two grandchildren, Athena Meriwether Denos and Anastasia Rose Denos. His ashes are being scattered at sea, exactly where he wanted them. OBITUARIES The Salvation Army of Charlotte County has launched an ambitious program to provide free lunches to the community on a weekly basis. ÂThe needs are great,ÂŽ said Lisa Davis, administrator. ÂThereÂs always someone out there who goes to bed without a meal or wakes up in the morning hungry. We want to be the hands that feed the hungry.ÂŽ The program kicked off May 3 with a hot lunch prepared by chef Jeff Leichty of Port Charlotte. His menu included baked ziti, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, baked beans, salad, and two desserts: pineapple upside-down cake and vanilla cake. Nine volunteers were on hand to help guide visitors to food and beverage stations. Going into the program, Davis was unsure what the response would be. ÂThis is our Â“rst day,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe donÂt know how itÂs going to go. WeÂre trusting in the Lord weÂll be able to feed those who are in need of a warm meal or something to drink. We have no idea of who will come through the door.ÂŽ As it turned out, people did come through the door, including Tim Wall of Lettuce Lake. ÂItÂs great,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe food is wonderful.ÂŽ Major Ed Bennix, who with his wife, Carla, is in charge of the Charlotte County Army, created the program after a time of reÂ”ection. ÂHe prayed about it,ÂŽ Davis said. ÂThe Lord has led him to open a ministry where we could feed the community, just be more out the re, more hands in the community.ÂŽ Colette Koltay, the Charlotte ArmyÂs public relations coordinator, said people had been coming in for other programs, and they were hungry. ÂWeÂve seen firsthand, people here Tuesday for our menÂs and womenÂs ministry, that they were very hungry,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe have people we know who live in the woods right here behind us. We know theyÂre in need of a nutritious meal. And we want to be able to provide.ÂŽ The community lunch program is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Charlotte County Salvation Army campus, 2120 Loveland Blvd. Anyone in need is welcome, including families. ÂIf we see the need continues, we will open our doors more often,ÂŽ Koltay said. For more information, call 941-629-3170, or go to www.salvationarmyportcharlotte.org.ÂHands that feed the hungryÂBy RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAYFolks enjoy a hot meal on the rst day of the Salvation ArmyÂs community lunch program. ÂWe have people we know who live in the woods right here behind us,Â says Colette Koltay, left, with Lisa Davis.Â We know theyÂre in need of a nutritious meal. And we want to be able to provide.Â Chef Je LeichtyÂs menu included baked ziti, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, baked beans, salad, and two desserts Â„ pineapple upside-down cake and vanilla cake. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 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 Â„ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to email@example.comPublisher Â„ Glen Nickerson Executive editor Â„ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor Â„ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor Â„ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTDeplorables must continue support Economy sinking from debt payments Gilchrist falling into disrepair Getting back on the high road Show your support for local musicians Get a grip, steady on, people Great service from ÂBeach GuyÂEditor: Speaking for the deplorables, I think our president is doing a Â“ne job, in spite of the media and the swamp creatures. ItÂs amazing how well he has held up under the constant attracts and leaks by the previous administration in an attempt to bring him down. Very few presidents have been assaulted like him. May God, his family, and us deplorables continue to give him our support. Ray Steinwehe Port CharlotteEditor: A corporation is a group of people authorized to act as a single person and is recognized as such in law. Wells Fargo has been Â“ned a billion dollars for unethical business practices. TheirÂs is the behavior that helped cause the 2008 Â“nancial meltdown. The prevention of unethical corporate activities, greed and stupidity are not to be found in governmental regulation but by summarily holding individual board members personally accountable with Â“nes and imprisonment. Why punish the company directly and shareholders indirectly? The corporate tax cuts have resulted in $205 billion of corporate stock buy-backs from board members. This decrease in government revenue results in a commensurate increase in the budget deÂ“cit and national debt on which we the taxpayers pay $300 billion a year in interest. Congress could have stipulated tax cuts be re-invested or used for wage increases. But then who bites the hand that feeds them? With over a trillion dollars in imports and a small manufacturing base, any talk of dynamic economic growth is political and economic fanciful illusion. Why do we allow the federal government to write hot checks? Billions of Medicare and Medicaid dollars are wasted through corruption and unnecessary surgeries on 85-year-old people. We also can no longer Editor: My wife and I attended the free music fest at Gilchrist Park on the evening of Editor: A frequent contributor to editorial letters has often resorted to false statements and low-class name-calling regarding our current president. I am not a fan of the tweets, rallies or un-presidential behavior. One of the statements recently stated that the previous residents of our White House were Âclassy.ÂŽ Michelle Obama, on a state visit to Britain, grabbed the queen by the shoulder. The London media had a Â“eld day calling her Âignorant, in dire need of a protocol class.ÂŽ How embarrassing. They were never invited back to Britain again. Also, that administration engaged in many corrupt and illegal activities that are just now being uncovered, gave us the deepest debt in our history and tried to enact socialism, globalism, open borders and a path to making us a third world country. Regardless of our politics (I am an independent voter who has voted for both Democrats and Republicans many times), we need to come together, elect representatives who have the good of our country in mind rather that their cushy, lifelong congressional/Senate seat and the beneÂ“ts reaped therefrom. Name-calling indicates low class, lack of education and pure ignorance. We all need to step up to the plate to heal this country and choose the high road.Colleen Lord Punta GordaEditor: I guess I might be thought of as a pest, but I canÂt help but try and keep this issue from going away. It is puzzling to me how this can possibly be happening? I come from a small town in Iowa, 62,000 people, that has top-of-the-line, firstclass entertainment on a regular basis. Willy Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Chicago, on Editor: In response to two letters published on May 9: First, a coup against Trump? Comparing the Obama administration to Nazis and accusing the Dems of Âwidespread and massive corruptionÂŽ of the FBI, NSA and CIA is off the wall. Get a grip! Second, if youÂd like to wish someone a Merry Christmas or say ÂGod bless youÂŽ in response to a sneeze, go ahead. ThereÂs no law against it. I say, ÂGod bless America,ÂŽ every night when I go to bed. (He knows we need it.) There is, however, a commandment against adultery, lying and taking GodÂs name in vain. How convenient to see only what you want to see. Next, Obama will be responsible for hurricanes and erupting volcanoes. (He is from Hawaii.) The electionÂs over, old news. Time to move on, do what we can and hope for the best. Steady on, people, steady on.Cynthia Sergen North PortEditor: IÂm a 71-year-old veteran with some handicaps. IÂm writing to tell you the excellent experience I had at your Englewood Beach for the past four years. The service that is provided by Mark ÂThe Beach GuyÂŽ is like no other that IÂve seen in years. No matter what big box store you go to Â„ no service, but Mark is very polite, courteous and caring for your needs at the beach. Wow, I have been very impressed that these are people that truly care for your needs. He goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is an asset to the people that go to the Englewood Beach. I canÂt say enough about the service he provides to all goers. Thank you for having him there. I appreciate how he sets up our chairs and umbrellas, always catering to everybodyÂs needs.Paul Scott South Gulf CoveMothers well deserving of a special dayOUR POSITION: Mothers all over the world should embrace this day and the love and appreciation showered upon them. Remember when, as a little kid, you fell and bloodied your knee? Who came with a Band-aid and antiseptic cream? Maybe you had occasion to seek out some advice when your first girlfriend wanted to Âjust be friends.ÂŽ Was your Mom the person you sought out? How about when you wanted to use the family car? Did your Mom intervene with Dad? Perhaps, when you felt a teacher was being unfair or unreasonable in their expectations, was it was your Mom who went to school and represented your best interests? When you had to produce that science project, who bought the backboard and gave you advice on the design? More often than not, it was your Mom. Who cooked your meals? Who washed your clothes? Who drove you to soccer, football or baseball games? And, after your first real broken heart, was it your Mom who told you that person just didnÂt know what a good thing they had given up? According to Wikipedia, celebration of MotherÂs Day in the United States began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood). Anna Jarvis is given credit for being the founder of MotherÂs Day in the United States. Today we honor our mothers for all their love, devotion, hard work and advice over the years Â„ not to mention their ÂlaborÂŽ of love in giving birth to us. Many of us will take Mom to dinner. We may have sent flowers or bought a gift. These are great ways to show your appreciation for their gift of caring and nurturing. Those traits seem to be automatic in every mother. It is seemingly natureÂs gift to women to help them raise their children the best they can. ThatÂs not to mean Mom never made a mistake. And, certainly there are instances where you and Mom butted heads. Sadly, some of us may even have been raised without a mother in our life. And, letÂs not forget the moms who are not birth moms. WeÂre talking about stepmothers, grandmothers who raised their grandkids and even women who took on the role of mother when there was no mother in the home. But none of that should not diminish the role mothers play every day. When we need advice, when we need someone to care, the person you can almost always go to is Mom. And today we celebrate her and all she means to us. Put her on a pedestal today. Spoil her. Give in to her whims and wishes. And, most of all, love her. SheÂs the only mother youÂll ever have. afford to police the world. It is not 1945. With trillion-dollar budget deÂ“cits we can ill afford any economic downturn. A recession will bring to mind the words of the captain of the Titanic, ÂGentlemen, we are in a most precarious situation.ÂŽLarry Bierma Punta GordaMay 4. I was surprised to see cars parked on the grass near the entrance. I heard many remarks about the no parking, but there must be exceptions. I am aware that the city issued permits with proof of insurance. I noticed many people complaining the grassed areas were not even and a tripping hazard in many places. I watched them lay the sod months ago and knew this would be a problem, since they left voids between the strips of grass. It was also noticed that many areas are dying from lack of water. I did see someone hand-hosing one day, really effective in the way of manpower and amount of water used. Why are there not sprinkler heads in the islands? The trees have never been trimmed of dead branches for a few years now. The park was a jewel on the harbor. Now it is falling in disrepair. It sure cannot be blamed on the guitar army that has shrunk in numbers due to no parking on the grass. It seems to many it is the townÂs fault for it sliding into such a dreadful state. I am hoping enough people send emails and write to the paper to voice their embarrassment into this boondoggle that has become the new Gilchrist Park. Maybe when our bathrooms are built they could run sprinkler lines through the grassed areas.Mike Gilger Punta Gordaand on. This area, IÂm quite sure, has at least twice the population. We get one tribute band or group after another. Now IÂm not knocking the quality of these bands, but since we canÂt get the real thing maybe we can listen to some very talented locals. They arenÂt all Patsy Cline or Chet Atkins but they have a real heart for hometown entertainment, no matter the quality. What is most important and puzzling is why after all the negative letters against the grass, and none to keep the grass, except one by a Sun editorial, the city fathers stand firm about their lovely lawn. What can possibly be the reason for this? Is it money, ego, or possibly Sun entertainment who sponsor the tribute groups? Strike up the band. Please people donÂt give up on this.Roger Beck North Port
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINTDemocrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with IranÂs foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President TrumpÂs plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal? An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman conÂ“rmed the meetings after the Boston Globe broke the news, declaring, ÂWe donÂt see the U.S. just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling administration.ÂŽ Think about what this means. Iran is a terrorist state responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in Iraq, whose leaders hold rallies where thousands chant ÂDeath to America!ÂŽ Kerry was working with a sworn enemy of the United States to try to undermine the foreign policy of the elected president of the United States. I thought we didnÂt like Americans who colluded with our enemies. KerryÂs meetings with IranÂs leaders were not isolated incidents, but part of a formal lobbying campaign that included phone calls with European Union leaders and meetings with the presidents of Germany and France in which, the Globe reports, he discussed Âthe details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.ÂŽ On Twitter, Trump suggested that Kerry might have violated the Logan Act, which says: ÂAny citizen of the United States Âƒ who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government Âƒwith intent to inÂ”uence the measures or conduct of any foreign government Âƒ in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be Â“ned under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.ÂŽ In fact, no one has been prosecuted under the Logan Act in more than 160 years, and most conservative legal scholars consider it unconstitutional. Although what Kerry did was probably not illegal, it was deeply hypocritical. Recall that in 2015, when Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and 46 other Republicans wrote to IranÂs leaders informing them of the SenateÂs constitutional role in approving international agreements, Kerry was incensed. ÂMy reaction to the letter was utter disbelief,ÂŽ he said at the time. ÂTo write leaders in the middle of a negotiation Âƒ is quite stunning Âƒ (and) ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of American foreign policy,ÂŽ Kerry said, adding that he would never have interfered in that way Âno matter what the issue and no matter who was president.ÂŽ What a difference three years make. Cotton is a sitting United States senator. The Senate has a constitutional role in foreign policy. Kerry is a private citizen. He has a constitutional role in nothing. KerryÂs defenders compare him to Henry Kissinger and other former secretaries of state who regularly meet with world leaders. ÂSecretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world, just like every previous Secretary of State,ÂŽa Kerry spokesman said. But Kissinger does not conduct rogue diplomacy. When he meets with foreign leaders, he usually coordinates with the White House, often carrying messages for the president, and then briefs administration ofÂ“cials afterward. Kerry did none of this. This is not the Â“rst time Kerry has interfered in U.S. diplomacy as a private citizen. In 1970, he Â”ew to Paris and met with the North Vietnamese while they were in the midst of negotiating the Paris Peace accords with Kissinger. Kerry admitted then that his actions were Âon the borderline of private individuals negotiating.ÂŽ What he did last month was not on the borderline. Kerry would not have had to resort to rogue diplomacy if he had negotiated a better deal. The agreement he struck could not even muster the support of a simple majority in the Senate, much less the two-thirds majority needed to ratify a treaty. As Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., correctly points out, the Obama administration Âmade a bad deal with Iran without support from Congress. Âƒ American foreign policy makes lasting progress when it is led by the president, approved by Congress, and presented honestly to the American people.ÂŽ Kerry has no one to blame but himself for TrumpÂs decision to withdraw. And he certainly has no business colluding with AmericaÂs enemies against AmericaÂs president. Marc A. Thiessen is a Washington Post columnist.WhereÂs outrage over KerryÂs meetings on Iran deal? Marc A. Thiessen On the same day that President Trump recklessly pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran, the lawyer for adult Â“lm star Stormy Daniels Â“red the informational equivalent of a heat-seeking missile at the Trump presidency. Taken together, these events clarify the nature of what Trump has inÂ”icted on our country. Trump is regularly described as a Âdisrupter.ÂŽ Those who praised him for this believed he would disrupt ways of doing business in Washington that have frustrated the citizenry for decades. The political status quo was so awful, the idea went, that blowing up the system would inevitably be better than keeping it intact. But we are discovering that Trump is destroying the very aspects of governing that prevent rash mistakes and hold abuses of power in check. Trump chooses to roll the dice on nuclear weapons, and rather than Âdrain the swamp,ÂŽ he is on his way toward giving us one of the most corrupt periods in our history. Of all the decisions Trump has made, abandoning the Iran agreement is the most dangerous and consequential. Trump has slapped our closest European allies in the face and walked away from deÂ“ned limits on IranÂs capacity to develop nuclear weapons on the empty hope that as the Great Negotiator, he could secure a better deal. In the process, he has brought us signiÂ“cantly closer to war in the Middle East Â„ the very sort of conÂ”ict Trump repeatedly said the United States should avoid. What ties together many of TrumpÂs choices (the knee-capping of the Affordable Care Act and the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran deal) is a desire to eradicate President ObamaÂs achievements. Alas, another of ObamaÂs achievements on his chopping block is the former presidentÂs success in running an administration remarkably free of corruption. Even before DanielsÂ attorney, Michael Avenatti, released his explosive chronicle of Â“rms that paid money into a shell company run by TrumpÂs lawyer/ Â“xer Michael Cohen, the president had torn down the guard rails against venality. It began with his refusal to release his tax returns and to separate himself completely from his own enterprises. There have been reports about members of TrumpÂs family mixing personal business with government business, and some of TrumpÂs Cabinet members Â„ EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt heads the list Â„ seem to take their ethical guidance from the top. The Avenatti memo, the reliability of which was conÂ“rmed by journalistsÂ inquiries and public statements from some of the entities on it, raises the issue of potential corruption to a new level. And the fact that one of the Â“rms that paid into CohenÂs shell corporation was Columbus Nova brings the money question into direct contact with Robert MuellerÂs investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The biggest client of Columbus Nova, which paid about $500,000 to CohenÂs Essential Consultants LLC, is a company controlled by Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin. In a statement, Columbus Nova insisted that this consulting fee had nothing to do with Vekselberg, although exactly what Cohen has to offer beyond his relationship with Trump is, to be very polite about it, unclear. And several corporations with business before the Trump administration also made payments into CohenÂs delightfully named (ÂEssentialÂŽ to what?) operation. They included Novartis Investments, a subsidiary of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant; Korea Aerospace Industries; and AT&T. Again, itÂs hard to imagine they were bowled over by CohenÂs genius. Perhaps itÂs a tribute to entrepreneurship that Essential Consultants, formed on Oct. 17, 2016, to funnel a payoff to Daniels, has enjoyed such rapid growth. Yes, there is much more to learn here, and we know by now never to assume that any development in this saga can be seen as the beginning of the end. We have no idea yet how this story will end or who, except perhaps for Mueller, will write its conclusion. But we know enough to conclude that (1) the Russia connection to Trump World runs very deep and Mueller is no doubt exploring its many tributaries; (2) if Trump is profoundly altering Washington, it is to make the most old-fashioned forms of inÂ”uence peddling more common and more blatant; (3) we need to Â“gure out if any of the money sloshing around has found its way to Trump; and (4) Trump will play as fast and loose with fundamental changes in policy as he does with ethics and the truth. All four are worrying. The last is also scary. E.J. DionneÂs email address is ejdionne@ washpost.com. Twitter: @ EJDionne.President TrumpÂs version of disruption is flawed E.J. Dionne The path to todayÂs problems with Iran passed through the University of Chicago squash court where on Dec. 2, 1942, for 4.5 minutes physicist Enrico Fermi, making calculations on a slide rule, achieved the controlled release of energy from an atomic nucleus. Historian Richard Rhodes says that Fermi and his colleagues were risking Âa small Chernobyl in the midst of a crowded city.ÂŽ Humanity was already on the path to the dangerous present in 1918 when the British physicist Ernest Rutherford, who was criticized for missing a meeting about anti-submarine warfare, said, ÂI have been engaged in experiments which suggest that the atom can be artiÂ“cially disintegrated. If this is true, it is of far greater importance than a war.ÂŽ So, when wondering about what can be done about IranÂs nuclear-weapons aspirations Â„ and North KoreaÂs nuclear-weapons facts Â„ remember this: Some advocates of the Iran nuclear agreement thought its purpose was to block Âall of IranÂs pathways to a bomb,ÂŽ which was Barack ObamaÂs formulation when his goal was to dismantle the infrastructure of IranÂs program. Other advocates of the deal thought it was prudent to pretend to think this. The realistic purpose, however, was the more modest one of making the ÂpathwaysÂŽ longer and steeper, in the hope that internal Iranian ferments would begin to make that nation less menacing by the time it began to make nuclear weapons. Although much sophistication has been added over the decades, the basic recipe for building nuclear weapons comes from the 1940s, and for ballistic missile technology from the 1950s. The Soviet Union was an almost prostrate nation with a shattered society when, just 51 months after the guns fell silent on V-E Day (May 8, 1945), it detonated its Â“rst nuclear weapon in August 1949. China was an almost entirely peasant society, with a population of 694 million (about half of todayÂs), when in 1964 it detonated a nuclear weapon. In 1998, Pakistan, with a per capita income of $470, acquired such weapons. Nuclear nonproliferation efforts have been more effective than seemed possible 60 years ago. During the 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy cited ÂindicationsÂŽ that by 1964 there would be Â10, 15, or 20ÂŽ nuclear powers. As president, he said that by 1975 there might be 20 such powers. Today, sanctions can increase the price Iran pays for attempting to acquire nuclear weapons; Israel can assassinate scientists working in IranÂs nuclear program. If, however, Iran wants such weapons as intensely as its decades of costly efforts suggest, it will get them. It is a law of arms control: SigniÂ“cant agreements are impossible until they are unimportant, which means until they are not signiÂ“cant. If Denmark wanted nuclear weapons, we would consider that nation daft but not dangerous. IranÂs regime is malevolent, but there are polls (how do you poll in a theocratic police state?) showing substantial support for the nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile development. The median age in Iran is 30.3 (in the United States: 38.1; in the European Union, 42.9). The nation is more porous to outside inÂ”uences than can suit the regime, which has a despotismÂs normal preference for intellectual autarky. So, buying time was not a negligible goal for the original deal or for whatever comes next, if anything does. It is condign punishment for Obama that his signature foreign policy achievement, the deal with Iran, could be so casually jettisoned. It should have been a treaty. If it were, it would have enjoyed more public support and could not have been erased by what created it Â„ presidential unilateralism. ObamaÂs successor might learn from this when Â„ if Â„ he produces an alternative plan for a slightly more distant and less dangerous future. Seventy-three years have passed since the Â“rst nuclear explosion, in New Mexico. Less than a month after this there occurred the Â“rst two, and so far the only, uses of nuclear weapons. Sixty-nine years have passed since the Soviet Union became the second nuclear power. Deterrence as the basis of containment has not been restful but has been successful. Nevertheless, in September 2012, the Senate voted 90-1 for a nonbinding resolution Âruling out any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.ÂŽ So, almost six years ago the Senate declared unacceptable a policy that, perhaps six years from now, the United States might have no alternative but to accept. George WillÂs email address is georgewill@ washpost.com.Containment may be the only US option left for Iran George Will STARTING AT $24,750!! 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS BIRTHDAYS Happy 66th birthday to Karen Spencer on her special day, May 15. Happy 90th birthday to Evelyn Duignan on her special day, May 14. Happy 16th birthday to Angela Delucca on her special day, May 10. Happy 13th birthday to Madison Danielle Wright on her special day, May 13. CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in SundayÂs 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 personÂs 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. Take Stock in Children has chosen its 2018 Outstanding Student of the Year. Taylor Torres received a Florida Prepaid 2+2 Tuition Scholarship on Thursday at a Port Charlotte High School Awards Ceremony. Torres is a senior at Port Charlotte High School and plans to attend Florida State University and major in Biochemistry. She is currently ranked in the top 10 of her class, and participates in a wide array of extracurricular activities. Â€ Punta Gorda Middle School held a luncheon on Tuesday for students who received their IC3 Spark Sixth Grade CertiÂ“cation this year. The certiÂ“cation is the Â“rst step toward the Microsoft OfÂ“ce Bundle CertiÂ“cation and promotes computer literacy. Recipients met in the cafeteria during seventh period for pizza, popcorn and cookies. They were also entered into a rafÂ”e for the chance to win prizes such as Kindle Fires and school yearbooks. Â€ Charlotte High SchoolÂs Mock Trial Team, led by law teacher David Riley, was honored at TuesdayÂs school board meeting for placing third at the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition in March. Riley was also given the Ed Lange Legacy Award. Â€ Fifth graders from Sallie Jones Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Friday morning. The studentsÂ achievements were recognized by Punta Gorda Police Chief Pam Davis, as well as Congressman Tom Rooney, Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio via video message. The students concluded the ceremony with a performance of the D.A.R.E. song, accompanied by Al Holland on keyboard. Â€ The Charlotte County School Board was presented with the Master Board Award on Tuesday after participating in a trainingand teamwork-centered program earlier in the school year. Â€ The United Way of Charlotte County is sponsoring a collaborative effort to give children and families access to books at home. The Early Learning Coalition of FloridaÂs Heartland, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The Boys and Girls Clubs are asking Charlotte County residents to help their efforts by donating gently used childrenÂs books or monetary donations for new childrenÂs books. Donations can be dropped off at ELCFHÂs ofÂ“ce at 2886 Tamiami Trail, Suite 1, in Port Charlotte. Â€ Keller Williams Realty Peace River Partners used its 10th annual RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day to give back to Charlotte County elementary schools. On Thursday, May 10, volunteers distributed classroom materials to teachers and students at Deep Creek, East, Kingsway, Liberty, Meadow Park, Myakka River, Neil Armstrong, Peace River, Sallie Jones, Vineland and Charlotte Harbor elementary schools, as well as the Baker CenterÂs Pre-K program. Â€ Charlotte Technical College is starting a new program to prepare students for Charlotte CountyÂs growing and changing job force needs. The Solar Photovoltaic System Design, Installation and Management program is now seeking applicants who are interested in clean energy and environmentally-friendly practices. The course will only require 600 hours, or one semester. For more information or to enroll in the program, contact CTC at 941-255-7500. Â„ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTake Stock in Children awards its student of the year SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONDARE graduates perform during the celebration. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NANCY THAMEJulia Damico and Alyssa Revilla-Norris both received their Certiport Certications this school year.SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONBelow: Charlotte High SchoolÂs Mock Trial team is recognized for its third-place win at the State Mock Trial Competition earlier this year. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NANCY THAMERobert Cade Flowers, Hayden Anthony, Brady Hall, Travis Immich and Camden Jones celebrate their certication during TuesdayÂs luncheon. 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSThe Charlotte County School Board continues Â“ne-tuning the referendum they will present to voters in the fall. A Â“nal draft is due by Sept. 9 for it to appear on the November ballot and board members spent a majority of their workshop this week shaping the referendum into exactly what they want it to be. The referendum will ask that taxpayers pay an extra $1 per $1,000 value of their homes and a major concern of board members is increasing community understanding of their goals. ÂWe are at an extreme disadvantage because of the number of items on the ballot. We have to get our point across because itÂs at the bottom of the ballot and some people wonÂt even get there,ÂŽ said board member Bob Segur. The board agreed it was best to present what will resonate most with the voters Â“rst, as a way of drawing attention. ÂPeople are going to see whatÂs listed Â“rst and whatÂs listed last, those need to be the most important ones,ÂŽ said Chairman Ian Vincent. Enhancing school safety was without a doubt the biggest point the board wanted to make and, after some debate, it was decided additional instructional time should be listed last. ÂWe donÂt want people to think weÂre prioritizing anything but people need to be looking at the ballot and knowing there are other things to it, not just wage increases,ÂŽ Vincent said. How the prospective tax dollars will be divided was already agreed on in past meetings. ÂTheir position on the ballot will not affect how the funds are spent,ÂŽ Segur said. With new plans for safe infrastructure and stagnant teacher salaries, the referendum is meant to supplement the meager funding schools receive from the state. Clarity was also a major concern for the board, who reworded many of the referendumÂs goals in the name of consistency. Vincent, for instance, suggested ÂenhanceÂŽ be used throughout to emphasize how the referendum will impact things like student achievement, security and the arts department. ÂIÂm going to start calling this the Âenhance referendum,ÂÂŽ Vincent said. In the case of charter schoolsÂ cut of the budget, the board made it obvious they would allot them their fair share. ÂFor all the people who are against charters, itÂs legally required that we split this with them,ÂŽ said board member Kim Amontree. ÂI donÂt care if weÂre required or not. ItÂs the best thing to do for the kids,ÂŽ Segur added. ÂNo matter what parents choose for their kids, kids are kids and they all deserve access to these funds.ÂŽ Vice Chairman Lee Swift, who has a reputation for being against charter schools, gave little comment during this discussion. ÂAt the end of the day, those kids are still our kids,ÂŽ Vincent said. Amontree will write a second draft for the June meeting to incorporate all of these changes and re-present it to the rest of the board. Until September, their main goal is to make what appears on the ballot brief but comprehensive, and better their chances of gaining the average voterÂs support. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgReferendum draft one step closer to completionBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERThe Charlotte Community Foundation awarded over $134,000 in scholarships to local students at a special ceremony Thursday night. Thirty-three high school seniors, current college students and adults looking to continue their education were presented with anything from $500 to $5,000 to use towards post-secondary schooling. Though some students received scholarships for education and engineering, many recipients have their sights set on a future in medicine. ÂI chose nursing and never looked back,ÂŽ said Health Professions Scholarship recipient Adam Sapp. ÂThereÂs no other career thatÂs so personal, you get to bring people into the world and help people leave with honor.ÂŽ Without the funding, many students were worried about how they would balance school with a job and a personal life. Now, at least some of that strain has been alleviated. ÂI am so grateful for the Charlotte Community Foundation. You have lightened my burden tremendously,ÂŽ said Brooke Jacobs, a nursing student at Florida SouthWestern State College and recipient of a Health Professions Scholarship. One goal of the CCF and those who donated to the scholarship program is that graduates will come back to Charlotte County and use their new-found knowledge and abilities to provide for local residents. ÂThese are the folks who are going to help grow this community, and IÂm so excited to be a part of it,ÂŽ said Fawcett Memorial Hospital CEO Bill Hawley. ÂJust from hearing these people talk, they were born to do this work. Students were very aware of the challenges ahead of them but are eager to take them on and improve the lives of others around them. ÂItÂs hard work, but itÂs good work,ÂŽ Hawley added. Towards the end of the night, Ashley Maher, interim president of the CCF, recognized both the remarkable students and the generous donors who were able to make the event happen. ÂWe canÂt do all of the work we do at the Foundation without you,ÂŽ Maher said. Though some of the donors wished to remain anonymous, together the group raised a record-breaking amount for the scholarship fund. Representatives from different groups, such as the Virginia B. Andes Clinic, and CCF board members attended to wish all of the students luck in their endevours and thanked them for all they already do for the community. ÂCongratulations, and we hope you all come back to Charlotte County,ÂŽ said Maher. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS Contact usBryan Levine Â€ Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-206-1122 Vincent Portell Â€ Staff writer email@example.com or 941-206-1185 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoast sportsnow.com Like us and share our photos on Facebook: facebook.com/ SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports How to ÂƒSubmit a story idea: Email email@example.com or call the sports department at 941-2061175. Must contain name, address and number. Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1175. To report an error: Call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LOCAL SPORTS ItÂs not very often an athlete transfers from Port Charlotte to Charlotte (or vice versa) and stays in the good graces of his or her former school. But that was the case for Michael Balseca, who was a Pirate for three years before becoming a Tarpon in his senior season. Balseca signed his letter of intent on Friday to run cross country for Florida Southern College Â„ at a neutral location Â„ with both his Port Charlotte and Charlotte coaches in attendance. ÂHeÂs a hard worker, a good leader, and very self-motivated, which makes him easy to coach,ÂŽ Port Charlotte coach Ray Chumbley said. ÂWhile at Port Charlotte, as a young runner with a ton of potential, he was unexpectedly thrust into a leadership role. ÂHowever, he embraced that role and over a two-year span, he solidified our team and helped them grow as a unit. Eventually, that same team he helped build went on to have some great success. Although he was not present during that teamÂs most successful year, the good habits, workout intensity, and competitive spirit that he helped develop within the team were still present.ÂŽ Balseca Â„ whose new teamÂs colors are blue and red Â„ is excited to be a Mocassin. ÂThis is something I have been dreaming about since my freshman year and I couldnÂt have done this without everyoneÂs love and support,ÂŽ Balseca said. ÂIÂm thankful to have had two great cross country coaches who saw potential in me when I didnÂt, always had my back, and knew I could achieve my goals.ÂŽ According to FL Runners, BalsecaÂs career-best time in a 5K was 17 minutes, 47.54 seconds. BalsecaÂs senior-year coach, CharlotteÂs Chris George, was pleased to have BalsecaÂs talent on his team for at least one season. ÂHe set the tone as a dominant runner, led the team by example, and gave back to others in need,ÂŽ George said. ÂEven though many looked at him as a rival that came over to our side of the bridge, he didnÂt have any regrets doing so. He wanted to pursue different academic courses while maintaining his passion for distance running.ÂŽBalseca signs representing both Tarpons, PiratesSTAFF REPORT At right: Michael Balseca (center) with his Port Charlotte coach Ray Chumbley (left) and his Charlotte coach Chris George (right).PHOTOS PROVIDEDFrom left ro right: Gail Wood (grandmother), Victor Balseca, Jr. (brother), Victor Balseca (father), Ray Chumbley (Port Charlot te coach), Michael Balseca, Chris George (Charlotte coach), Veronica Balseca (mother), Jonathan Balseca (brother), Beronica Aguila r (girlfriend), Christopher Balseca (brother). COLLEGE SIGNING: Cross Country Josh SchulteÂs hope for a post-collegiate football career has taken a hit. The Lemon Bay High School graduate planned to participate in Southeastern UniversityÂs pro day workouts during April. The senior linebacker was the 2017 Mid-South Conference defensive player of the year. But a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus in his left knee prevented him from participating in the workouts before scouts from professional teams. The knee hurt him the past season. ÂI knew something was wrong with it,ÂŽ said Schulte, who led the team with 84 tackles in 10 games and had four sacks and two fumble recoveries. He didnÂt want to get images taken of the knee because then he would have had to miss the season. ÂI played on it and didnÂt even know it (the diagnosis),ÂŽ he said. The diagnosis left him disappointed about missing the pro day workouts. ÂI had scouts calling and asking me to play special teams,ÂŽ he said. After the surgery, which had not been scheduled as of last week, he said he will rehab at Southeastern, where he will attend fall classes. His playing eligibility has expired, however. Schulte said he still would like to pursue football after college.More footballQuarterback Dominic Marino threw four touchdowns during Missouri Western State UniversityÂs spring game. The senior played for Venice High. Out of Charlotte High, running back Maleek Williams rushed 15 times for 61 yards and scored once during the University of Arkansas spring game. Previously at Port Charlotte, Pop Bush had the lone interception in the University of New Hampshire spring game. The redshirt freshman safety had two tackles to go with the 3-yard theft. Freshman DÂAndre Hicks switched from cornerback to running back for Appalachian State UniversityÂs spring workouts. The former Tarpon, who redshirted last year, filled in at running back because injuries made the team thin at that position. Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@ gmail.com.Schulte misses pro day due to injuryBy BARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN FILE PHOTOLemon BayÂs Josh Schulte sti arms North PortÂs Zach Wheeler during a home game in 2013. COLLEGESPORTS CAMPS2018 Lady Mantas Sports Camp: The 2018 Lady Mantas Sports Camp will take place from May 30-June 1. The camp, which features sessions in basketball, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball, is for girls in grades 3-8 and runs from 8 a.m. noon each day. An optional afternoon session is available from 12-3 on those days. Cost for the camp is $60 for the morning session and $40 for the afternoon session. A discounted family plan is also available. Each Participant will receive a camp t-shirt. For more information or to register, contact Kim Pinkham 474-7702 ext. 3112 or Mike Young ext. 3112.SAILINGEnglewood SailingÂs Popular Summer Sailing Camps: Learn to sail or improve your skills on beautiful Lemon Bay this summer. Registration is now open for youth ages 10-17 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA. Camps provide supervised instruction in the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, as well as safety, seamanship and environmental awareness. Instruction is provided by adult U.S. Sailing certified instructors. The ability to swim is a prerequisite. Camp Dates: June 4-8 and June 18-22, from 9-3 daily. Cost: $135, with a $10 discount for Y or ESA members. Camps are held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. For more information, contact Laurie OÂGara at (908) 310-7975 or the Englewood SKY Family Y at (941) 475-1234. Please visit our website at englewoodsailing.org. Camps are limited to 22 participants each. Charlotte Harbor Multihull Association: For multihull owners or those interested in them. No dues. Meets first Monday of each month 6p.m. at Harpoon HarryÂs. Visit http://groups. yahoo.com/group/CHMA/ or call Ron, 941-876-6667. Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center: Year-round weekly sailing classes for youth and adults. Monthly Portsmouth racing second Saturday each month. Family membership $140 per year includes use of boats on days open. Discounts available for multiple family members taking a class. Classes open to public and include beginning learn to sail, learn to race, advanced race training, tactical racing, water safety. Contact 941-456-8542 or email at email@example.com or web at www.thesailingcenter.org or Facebook page Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center.SWIMMINGCharlotte County Swimming: Year-round USA Swimming team provides instruction and competition ages 5 and up. Visit www.ccswim.org or call Susan, 941-628-1510.RUNNINGZoomers: The Southwest Florida club emphasizes running events and triathlons. Visit zoomersrun.com for information. BASEBALLSenior Men: The South Florida Suns, menÂs over-50 baseball team, is looking for players. All positions needed. Call 941-456-5229.MODEL SAILINGClub schedules: Sun Coast Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South County Regional Park in Punta Gorda. Open to the public. 941-628-8802.TENNISRotonda QuickStart: Free lessons for parents and kids (12-under) at 11 a.m., every other Saturday, Rotonda Park. Rackets and balls provided. Call 941-698-9480. Get Out and Play Clinics: 10-11 a.m., every other Saturday. Gary Littlestar Masters Tennis 55-over at Rotonda Community Public Park. Rackets and balls provided. Cost: Free. Call Art Richards, 941698-9480, or pick up a Masters Tennis flier at the Tringali Recreation Center. Tennis clinics at Rotonda Community Park: Winter is just about gone and Spring tennis is unfolding at the Rotonda Community Park. Masters Tennis, POP 60 Tennis, Fuzz Ball (cardio) along with standard Clinics began April 21 at 10 a.m. and continues every other week. Special raquets and balls will be provided for those in need. Regular open play, easy-on easy-off, will also take place, no ball machines please, from 8 to 10 each Saturday. The park is at 100 Blvd. East and Parade in Rotonda West. Sponsored by USTA Florida, OnCourt OffCourt Dallas Texas and in cooperation with West Charlotte County. For more info call USTA Masters Tennis Ambassador Art (Dick) Richards at 941-6989480. Games are also open to all communities Deaf, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired.GOLFLemon Bay Touchdown Club tournament: The Lemon Bay Touchdown Club golf tournament is set for May5 at Rotonda Golf & Country Club, 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. It will be a four-person scramble with an 8:30a.m. shotgun start. Entry is $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the LBHS Manta Rays football team. To register or for sponsorship information, please contact Ryan Johnson at 941-586-8019, email lbtdclub@gmail. com or register online at lbtdclub. com. Like the clubÂs Facebook page for updated information.
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSSARASOTA Â„ When Sarasota County commissioners approved the Â“rst two medical marijuana dispensaries for the county in April, they expressed varying degrees of concern about the future. SpeciÂ“cally, commissioners worried about the potential development of recreational marijuana should it become legal in Florida, and the spread of more dispensaries in the county. They asked County Attorney Steve DeMarsh to review the issue and provide them with options in case they wanted to enact further regulations of medical and recreational marijuana. On Tuesday, DeMarsh provided commissioners with his memo during his routine report to the board. Regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, DeMarsh indicated commissioners had three options: Â€ Maintain the existing system which allows for approval by a special exception to the zoning code. Â€ Ban all medical marijuana dispensaries in the county, although this might be unconstitutional due to Amendment 2 approving the use of marijuana for this purpose in Florida. Â€ Treat dispensaries like pharmacies, which are allowed in the three commercial zoned districts, one of which is commercial neighborhood, and in the industrial, light manufacturing, warehousing district. A location would also have to meet state distance requirements from elementary, middle and high schools. The memo notes that as to the two dispensaries already approved, if commissioners chose the second option, they could be treated as a nonconforming special exception. As to the options on recreational marijuana cultivation, processing and distribution, DeMarsh wrote that commissioners could either prohibit them in all zoning districts or limit these activities to certain zoning districts. Further addressing this issue, DeMarsh wrote that while ÂWe do not know how or under what terms recreational marijuana cultivation, processing, or distribution might be legalized, there is no state preemption if the Board wishes to prohibit or regulate recreational marijuana cultivation, processing, or dispensaries.ÂŽ Enacting a local ordinance now, DeMarsh wrote, could alleviate some of the concerns about the future of recreational marijuana in the county if the state chose to adopt a preemption statute later, which would then prevent the county from acting. Commissioners did not discuss the memo at that time, but it will likely come up for discussion at a future meeting, with commissioners then giving staff direction on future action. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommissioners get cannabis optionsBy WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENTCHARLOTTE COUNTY Â„ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce will increase trafÂ“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: Â€ State Road 31 Top crash locations: Â€ South McCall Road/ Winchester Boulevard Â€ Midway Boulevard/ U.S. 41 Â€ Kings Highway/ Veterans Boulevard Â€ I-75/U.S. 17 The Charlotte County SheriÂs Oce Reported the following arrests: Â€ Robert Dean Douglas, 54, 200 block of Glenholm Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, DUI and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $6,000. Â€ Dianne Dawn Dearth, 39, 2500 block of Ivanhoe St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $1,500. Â€ Eric Morris, 80. 130 block of Grenada St., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI with damage to property or person. Bond: $1,500. Â€ David Michael Bouton, 31, of Ovieda, Florida. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $2,500. Â€ Mark Anthony Schultz, 56, of Euclid, Ohio. Charge: DUI. Bond: None. Â€ James Edward Buffington, 36, 200 block of Dutchberry Road, Port Charlotte. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: None. Â€ Tevin Jamal Bryton Hillard, 24, 2800 block of East Price Blvd., North Port. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $12,500. Â€ Irma Garduno, 37, of Bowling Green, Florida. Charge: driving while license suspended causes serious injury or death. Bond: $5,000. Â„ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTraffic enforcement locations set POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffÂs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. 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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 STATE NEWSLOOE KEY Â„ A mysterious disease hammering FloridaÂs dwindling reefs was found for the Â“rst time this week in the Lower Keys, alarming scientists whoÂve used epoxy adhesive bandages, amputated sick coral and even set up underwater ÂÂ“re breaksÂŽ in a four-year battle to contain the outbreak. Florida Keys Community College researchers working with state and federal investigators discovered the infected coral during a routine dive to collect samples, said Mote Marine Laboratory biologist Erinn Muller. The discovery off Looe Key, south of Big Pine in part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, puts in jeopardy the southern end of the worldÂs third-largest barrier reef Â„ a scuba-diving destination renowned for its biological diversity. ItÂs also more bad news for a reef that has lost half its coral over the last two centuries, already is suffering impacts from climate change and has emerged from a three-year bleaching event. ÂIt is just heartbreaking for us because itÂs such an iconic reef,ÂŽ Muller said. ÂI canÂt sleep at night because I think about it and what else can we do.ÂŽ The disease, which now stands as the longest and largest infection for coral anywhere, jumped a gap in the 360-mile long reef tract at the Seven Mile Bridge, a point scientists had hoped would provide a natural obstacle. It Â“rst appeared off Virginia Key in 2014 and began spreading north, south and west. But until November 2017, it appeared to stop at the east end of the famous Keys bridge, Muller said. Scientists believe the disease is likely caused by a bacterial infection carried by currents, but little else is known. The Florida Current, which Â”ows around the Florida Straits north into the Gulf Stream, likely carried it to Martin County, with smaller eddies spreading it south and west, Muller said. When coral began falling sick near Virginia Key, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was in the midst of dredging Government Cut. MiamiDade County also has a massive sewage outfall pipe nearby. ItÂs not clear whether either triggered the disease, or contributed to the spread on already stressed coral that also endured back-to-back warm summers beginning in 2014. A large team of researchers led by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, universities and nonproÂ“ts including Mote have set up a joint investigation. They have so far been unable to identify the bacteria causing the disease because theyÂve been unable to grow cultures. Coral, like people, collect countless bacteria Â„ some good and some bad. To identify the bad, researchers need to grow the suspected pathogens and apply it to healthy coral in a lab. Scientists also suspect currents are spreading the disease, but Muller said it has sometimes moved in unexpected ways. ÂIt deÂ“nitely has hot places,ÂŽ she said. ÂYou have certain reefs getting infected but then it seems to hop over a reef and show up in a different area than where we expect.ÂŽ TheyÂre also working to identify vulnerable coral and Â“nd ways to treat or at least contain the damage. Brain and large boulder coral, the tractÂs biggest reef builders, appear to be more susceptible, but scientists arenÂt sure why, Muller said. TheyÂve tried a number of ways in lab experiments to treat it Â„ cutting out sick coral, applying chlorine-laced epoxy as an adhesive bandage to create an antiseptic barrier and carving out Â“re breaks around reefs. TheyÂre also experimenting with a paste laced with antibiotics, trying to Â“nd a balance that will treat the coral but not contaminate reefs that already struggle with antibiotics from sewage outfall. But coral continue to die at an alarming rate. ÂSome species are becoming extinct within certain regions,ÂŽ Muller said. ÂWeÂre having basically local extinctions.ÂŽ The only other comparable disease outbreak occurred in the 1970s and Â80s and nearly wiped out staghorn and elkhorn corals, which landed both on the endangered species list. Scientists still donÂt know what caused them to become sick, but Muller said thereÂs more hope for this epidemic. Coral science has advanced dramatically in the last four decades and reef rebuilding efforts started, with nurseries from the Keys to Miami growing coral. In recent years, Mote alone has planted 35,000 with plans to plant another 25,000 this year. Scientists are also working on developing more resilient coral. ÂItÂs just so hard when you talk about the marine environment because of how connected it is,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs just mind-boggling to try to develop something thatÂs large enough to have a real impact.ÂŽMystery disease spreads, threatens reefs in KeysBy JENNY STALETOVICHTHE MIAMI HERALD PEDRO PORTAL/MIAMI HERALD/TNSA volunteer diver prunes some staghorn coral to be replanted by a group of volunteers during a University of MiamiÂs coral restoration program in June 2017. A mysterious disease hammering FloridaÂs dwindling reefs was found for the rst time this week in the Lower Keys. OCALA (AP) Â„ A 3-month-old boy whose life was saved when a quick-acting sheriffÂs deputy rushed him to a hospital has been discharged and sent home. The Marion County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said baby Kingston was discharged from the hospital Thursday. A day earlier, KingstonÂs mother Â”agged down K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix at an Ocala intersection. She told the deputy that Kingston was unresponsive and that she needed help. Nix tried to revive Kingston but then decided to put Kingston in his patrol car and rush him to a hospital rather than wait for an ambulance. The sheriffÂs ofÂ“ce posted dashcam video of the episode on Facebook. The video shows the deputy making a U-turn and pulling up behind a car. A woman holding a limp baby rushes out of the passenger side and hands the baby to the deputy who kneels down and attempts to resuscitate the boy. The mother appears to be on the phone with 911. After more than a minute, the deputy stands up, talks to the mother and the carÂs driver and heads to his squad car with Kingston in his arms. A security guard who had joined the group also heads to the deputyÂs car and the mother and driver get in their car. ÂIÂm not waiting on medics. IÂm a half-mile from ORMC,ÂŽ Nix radios dispatchers, referring to the Ocala hospital. ÂIÂm headed to the emergency room with their baby.ÂŽ The video then shows Nix driving his patrol car with Â”ashing lights. The video shows the squad car pulling into the hospitalÂs parking lot less than a minute later. Marion County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce policy prohibits the agency from disclosing what triggered the babyÂs medical emergency, Paul Bloom, director of public information, said Friday. Doctors have told the sheriffÂs ofÂ“ce that Kingston will make a full recovery. The sheriffÂs ofÂ“ce credits Nix with saving KingstonÂs life.Hospital discharges baby saved by deputyÂs quick-actionPower outage shuts down Busch Garden rides, angers visitors Fort Lauderdale hospital evacuated after power outage Prosecutors: death penalty for missing girlÂs murderTAMPA (AP) Â„ A lot of angry thrill seekers are venting at Busch Gardens after the Florida theme park let guests in despite a power outage that shut down rides. The Tampa theme park announced on Twitter Saturday morning that power was out. It was Â“elding complaints hours later from people who paid for parking and admission and werenÂt able to get on rides. Tickets to the park cost $104.99 at the gate. Parking is $20. Some guests responded to the parkÂs Twitter post that they were leaving with no refund. The park tweeted just before 1:30 p.m. that some animal habitats and two restaurants had power restored. It encouraged guests to come and enjoy free beer. FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A hospital in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been evacuated after it lost power. The Sun Sentinel reports the power outage Kindred Hospital started around 12:30 p.m. Florida Power and LightÂs website said the power was expected to be restored by 4:30 p.m. An unidentiÂ“ed Kindred Hospital ofÂ“cial said a blown transfer switch caused the outage. The hospital has been using generator power. Ambulances helped to remove patients from the 70-bed hospital. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 KIWANIS AWARDS $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPSHERONÂS CREEK CELEBRATES MO THERÂS DAY TURBO FOR L UNCH, TAPAS FOR BRUNCH The April 9 ceremony marked the first time the foundation passed $100,000. Seepage 10. Heron Creek Middle School celebrated moms on Thursday . Seepage 12. Prepackaged meals that you prep, heat and eat have become a fallback for busy families Seepage 11.Question: Good Morning Brett. Before listing my home, I had it appraised. I also obtained 3 CMAÂs (comparative market analysisÂs) that supported the appraised value. So, I listed my home slightly above that price. The next day, my listing appeared on Zillow. ZillowÂs Zestimate (ZillowÂs estimated value) is $95,000 lower than the appraised value. Zillow displays this Zestimate in bold print. That has caused my listing to fall off the map, as IÂve had no showings in 3 weeks. My agent says there is nothing we can do about it. I donÂt know what to do at this point. Do you have any advice? I canÂt imagine I am the only one in this situation. Answer: You are not alone. I have been publishing studies for years quantifying the unreliability of Zestimates. Most people agree with your agent that there is nothing you can do about it. But a high-proÂ“le court case pitting Zillow against a home seller in your same situation has resulted in some changes. The home seller in that case recently lost the Â“rst round, but the negative publicity resulting from it prompted some positive responses from Zillow. Zillow has offered a $1 million prize to whoever proposes the best solution for increasing its accuracy. Zillow has also improved the control you and your Realtor have to Â“ne-tune your listing. To Â“ne tune it yourself, create a free Zillow account. While logged onto your account, Â“nd your listing. From the menu across the top of the page, click ÂMore,ÂŽ and then click ÂClaim this Listing.ÂŽ One component of ZillowÂs automated valuation is to assign a value to each feature associated with your property. Once youÂve claimed your listing, you can update the listing by checking off those features that were omitted by the automated process. Verify that Â“elds like the square footage, number of bedrooms, etc. are correct. When I compare the number of parking spaces you have to what Zillow says you have, I see that Zillow is under-reporting your parking by 4 spaces. You can correct that. Search engines like Zillow import the narrative description of your home from the MLS. But once you claim your listing, you can edit this. You can use this capability to help offset the adverse inÂ”uence of the Zestimate. HereÂs how. TodayÂs buyers are well-educated. They know that an appraisal performed by a local appraiser far exceeds the accuracy of a Zestimate. So, consider editing the Zillow description so that the Â“rst line reads ÂLOCAL APPRAISER SET VALUE at $402,000!ÂŽ A major factor in faulty automatic valuation models, including the algorithms that create Zestimates, is that these models rely heavily on data imported from the county property appraisers. In your case, the most recent valuation from your countyÂs property appraiser indicates a market value that is only 67 percent of the market value indicated on your appraisal. This is pushing your Zestimate down. You could present the appraisal to the county property appraiser with a request to correct your market value. That would likely increase your Zestimate, but it would backÂ“re by increasing the Ad-Valorem property taxes associated with your home. As a side note, is there ever a time you would want the county property appraiser to increase the market value of your home, especially knowing it will increase your property taxes? Yes. If you are selling a home that is homesteaded in Florida, and you intend to buy and homestead another home in Florida, you can transfer some or all your ÂSave Our HomesÂŽ beneÂ“t from your old home to your replacement home. That can have a signiÂ“cant impact on reducing the property taxes on your replacement home. For more information, Google ÂFlorida Homestead PortabilityÂŽ. And Â“nally, not everyoneÂs a Mom, but we all have one. So Happy MotherÂs Day, everyone! 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.How do I correct my Zestimate? BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 430 Otter Creek Dr, Venice209 Arlington Drive, Placida14518 Bridgeview Lane (Riverwood), Port Charlotte 430 Otter Creek Dr, Venice, FL 34292 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2005 List Price: $579,900 LP/SqFt: $ 183.16 Garage/Carport: Yes Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full Sq Ft Heated: 3,166 Total Acreage: Up to 10,889 Sq. Ft. Pool: Community Pool Location: Sawgrass Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Martha Pike, Michael Saunders & Company, 941-716-4392 209 Arlington Drive, Placida, FL 33946 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2006 List Price: $425,000 LP/SqFt: $199.91 Garage/Carport: 2-car Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft Heated: 2,126 Total Acreage: 1/4acre Pool: Yes Location: Cape Haze Windward Brokerage: Hendricks, Harms & Associates, 941-697-6900 14518 Bridgeview Lane (Riverwood), Port Charlotte, FL 33953 Charlotte County Year Built: 1994 List Price: $489,900 LP/SF: $272 Garage: Oversized 2-car with side entry Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft heated: 1800 Total acreage: 1/4 acre Pool: Inground, heated, Â“berglass Location: Gated golf community of Riverwood Listing agent/Brokerage: Patty Gillespie, Re/Max An c hor Realty, 941-875-2755
Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 ENGLEWOOD Â„ The Englewood Area Board of Realtors recently held new member orientation. Eighteen new agents took the oath of Realtor and were sworn in by EABOR president Kathi Obendorfer. By becoming a member, Realtors are more than just agents, they are professional members of the National Association of Realtors. That means, they subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Realtors are required to complete ethics training of not less than two hours and 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet the National Association of RealtorsÂ speciÂ“c learning objectives and criteria. By becoming a member of the National Association of Realtors, they are part of AmericaÂs largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NARÂs institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. EABORÂs mission statement is clear: ÂTo support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights.ÂŽ EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962. Keep in touch with EABOR on social media by following them on Twitter and Instagram @EABORFL and like them on Facebook. EABOR welcomes new members By KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORS PHOTO PROVIDEDNew members of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors are, from left (seated) Martina Pfoertner of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Katie Bjerkness of Exit King Realty, Brittany Scales of Keller Williams Gold, Kimberly Torres of Tall Pines Realty, Rachael Smi th of Lasbury-Tracy Realty, Betsy Dunn of Betsy Dunn Realty, Janet Shawen of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, (standing) Bernard Perrine of Edgerton Realty & Development, Jodi Richards of Michael Saunders & Company, John George III of Keller Williams Realt y Gold, Yurly Brych of M R Realty & Investment, Harry Gildea of Crossr oads Real Estate Company, Robert Penny of Sunnybrook Realty Rick Billings of Exit King Realty, Amos Allen of Extreme Realty Team Gulf Coast, Craig Croson of Tropical Breeze Realty, Stephe n Hinchman of Program Realty & Development, and Eric Smith of Lasbury-Tracy Realty. No matter the age or life stage, everyone makes mistakes when it comes to homebuying. Whether itÂs picking the wrong location or buying more house than you can afford, the mistakes are often universal, says Ilyce Glink, author of Â100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask.ÂŽ ÂWhen youÂre in your 20s, your life isnÂt the same as when youÂre retired, and yet youÂre both going to make timing mistakes,ÂŽ Glink says. ÂYou may make location mistakes. You may not think about what you need for every stage of your life, so you buy the wrong size home or make a bad money decision.ÂŽ Even so, certain age groups are more susceptible to particular missteps than others. Here are common mistakes homeowners make at each age, and a few ways to avoid them.20s: Getting the wrong type of mortgagePeople in their 20s are just starting their careers and usually have less money saved than older homebuyers. For these folks, paying less for a mortgage is not just a priority but a necessity. This can be a bad thing if buyers get into an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) thinking they will earn more money down the road, says Michael Corbett, host of ExtraÂs ÂMansions and MillionairesÂŽ and author of ÂFind It, Fix It, Flip It.ÂŽ ÂYounger buyers might get an adjustable-rate mortgage because the rate is really low; itÂs like a teaser rate,ÂŽ Corbett says. ÂAnd they think, ÂIÂm going to get it because IÂm improving in my job situation or IÂll pay off my student loan.Â But if that doesnÂt happen then, when interest rates go up in Â“ve to seven years, theyÂre going to see their mortgage rates double or even triple.ÂŽ If the rates on ARMs increase dramatically, thereÂs a chance the borrower will no longer be able to afford their mortgage payment, which could put the house in jeopardy. Before leaping into an ARM with just a dream of a house and a hope for a bigger paycheck, consider other cost-saving alternatives. Along with popular programs, like FHA loans and VA loans, there are other lesserknown initiatives geared to homebuyers on a Â“xed income. The HUD-sponsored Good Neighbor Next Door program, for example, offers homebuying assistance for law enforcement ofÂ“cers, Â“reÂ“ghters, emergency medical technicians and pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. Along with federal money, there are also state-sponsored grants for Â“rst-time homebuyers, which you can typically Â“nd on your stateÂs website.30s: Not thinking about the futureHomebuyers in their 30s blunder by not considering a future family when theyÂre standing in the middle of downtown condo with gorgeous views and access to a rooftop pool. While snagging the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette pad might seem alluring, it can also cost you money down the road, Corbett says. ÂWhat happens is they end up having to sell Â„ maybe not at an appropriate time Â„ the bachelor pad and get into another house,ÂŽ Corbett says. ÂNow theyÂre doing it under duress instead of planning ahead the Â“rst time, so thereÂs a lot of money lost there.ÂŽ If you plan on having a family, itÂs important to consider that when youÂre home shopping, even if youÂre currently single. Glink says to ask yourself these questions before buying a home: Â€ Who do I imagine living with in the future? Â€ Where do I imagine living? Â€ How do I imagine living? Those answers should be an integral part of what you look for in a home. For example, if you think you might want kids or even a dog, youÂll probably want to choose a home with a backyard versus one near a great nightlife.40s-50s: Overestimating your budgetIn your 40s and 50s, you tend to have more money, which can lead to overestimating your budget and buying a house you canÂt afford. One way to avoid this is to Â“gure out your lifestyle comfort level, Glink says. ÂJust because you can afford a $500,000 home doesnÂt mean you should buy one. If youÂre married and both you and your spouse are working, Â“gure out whether or not you can afford the mortgage payment if one of you gets laid off,ÂŽ Glink says. Figuring out your budget is a critical step for buyers of all ages. Even experienced homebuyers can make the mistake of spending at their limit, which can mean making sacriÂ“ces that they werenÂt prepared to make. Use BankrateÂs home affordability calculator to determine how much you should spend. The takeaway for buyers in their 40s and 50s is to leave room in the budget for things they arenÂt willing to give up Â„ for example, private school for the kids.60s and up: Falling in love with that vacation homeMany homeowners in their 60s are retired or getting ready to retire. Among the many decisions retirees make is where to live. While some choose to stay where they are, many plan on moving to warmer climates or even another country. A costly mistake retirees make, Glink says, is going on vacation, falling in love with the place and moving immediately. Relocating and buying a home is an expensive process, so retirees should be sure they familiarize themselves with a new place before buying. ÂToo many retirees make the mistake of going on vacation and they think, ÂOh my god, this is great,Â and they go home immediately and they sell their house,ÂŽ Glink says. ÂThey get there and they hate it. They didnÂt spend enough time there.ÂŽ Before buying a new house in your vacation paradise, be sure to visit the area in every climate. For example, Florida is great in the winter, but many people might not be comfortable in the humid summer months. 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 15 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 3 Avocado-toastmunching, NetÂ”ix-bingewatching millennials make up nearly a quarter of the Bay AreaÂs population, but you wouldnÂt know it by looking at Realtor Kevin SwartzÂs open houses. ThatÂs probably because the homes Swartz shows in west San Jose and Sunnyvale generally start at $1.7 million. ÂThere are very few millennials that can afford that,ÂŽ Swartz said. The housing crunch disproportionately affects millennials, pricing them out of the market or forcing them to make major concessions in the search for their dream home, according to a new nationwide study by real estate website Trulia. Millennials, ages 20 to 36, are the largest prospective home buying generation, but 98 percent of those hoping to become home owners in the next year have encountered obstacles that derailed those plans Â„ and the most commonly reported hurdle was rising prices, according to the survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Trulia. Of those hoping to buy a home at some point, 90 percent of millennials reported having to put their plans on hold, compared to 77 percent of Gen Xers and 61 percent of baby boomers. ÂFor millennials trying to buy a home, and especially in the Bay Area, thereÂs not much out there,ÂŽ said Trulia analyst Alexandra Lee. ÂAnd what is out there is older homes that need TLC. There arenÂt many of them, and they are expensive.ÂŽ ThatÂs led to a cut-throat and often demoralizing market, as 35-year-old Ryan Lillis found out this year while shopping for a home with his wife in the East Bay. They wanted a house with a pool and a big backyard for their two young children. After getting outbid on offer after offer Â„ sometimes by as much as $100,000 Â„ they abandoned those expectations. ÂItÂs a hard process,ÂŽ said Lillis, who works selling medical devices. ÂYou canÂt attach too quickly. You canÂt hope for something.ÂŽ But after looking at two dozen homes, and expanding their search area outside of the San Ramon and Danville area, Lillis and his wife in April closed on a $1 million, four-bedroom home in Dublin that has the two features theyÂd all but given up on Â„ a pool and a big backyard. Not all millennial home buyers are so lucky. In San Jose, starter homes Â„ deÂ“ned as homes priced in the bottom third of the market Â„ listed at a median price of $692,296 in the Â“rst quarter of this year, up 12 percent from a year ago, according to Trulia. That means buyers Trulia thinks are most likely to want a starter home would need to spend 104 percent of their income to afford a 20 percent down payment, monthly mortgage payments, property taxes and home insurance. ThatÂs based on an income of $39,786 in San Jose. Trulia got that number by Â“nding the median income of homeowners within the lowest income bracket, after dividing homeowners into three income brackets. There were 287 starter homes for sale in San Jose in the Â“rst quarter of 2018, down 20 percent from a year ago, according to Trulia. In Oakland, starter homes listed at a median price of $444,666 in the Â“rst quarter Â„ up nearly 9 percent from a year ago Â„ meaning home buyers in that market would need to spend 77 percent of their income to afford that price tag. There were 388 starter homes available, down 33 percent from a year ago. Starter homes make up an important piece of the real estate ecosystem, particularly in the Bay Area, where the generation that typically would be in the market for those homes Â„ millennials Â„ comprised 24 percent of the population in 2015, according to the Brookings Institution. Many millennials are realizing dwindling supply and soaring prices means they need to make tough choices about what theyÂre willing to do without, according to the Trulia survey, which gathered responses from 2,026 U.S. residents. Nationally, 84 percent of millennials said they were willing to give up home features in exchange for living in their ideal neighborhood. Thirty-four percent said they could give up a garage, 32 percent didnÂt need a recently updated kitchen, and 30 percent were willing to compromise on square footage. Just 16 percent wouldnÂt make any concessions. Those who arenÂt willing to make concessions may have to abandon their search Â„ thatÂs what happened to a couple Swartz represented as they shopped for a $2 million home in Sunnyvale. After continuously getting outbid, the clients increased their budget to $2.2 million and expanded their search area to include Santa Clara. They thought that would help them land a home that had the one attribute they werenÂt willing to compromise on Â„ lots of space to host family members when they visited from overseas. But it wasnÂt enough. ÂThey ended up just giving up,ÂŽ Swartz said, and last he heard, they were considering moving out of the area.Study: Millennials fare the worst in housing crunchBy MARISA KENDALLTHE MERCURY NEWS TNS PHOTOMillennials, ages 20 to 36, are the largest prospective home buying generation, but face steep obstacles Â„ especially sky-high prices, like those found in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 Q: Did the new regulations issued in the wake of the Â“nancial crisis make mortgage loan ofÂ“cers more trustworthy? A: One regulation, issued by the Federal Reserve as part of Truth in Lending, has had that affect. This regulation made it illegal for a mortgage lender to compensate a loan ofÂ“cer (LO) for overcharging a customer. Such overcharges were called Âoverages.ÂŽ An overage is a price above the price posted by the lender to its LOs. If a lender posts a price of 4 percent and 1 point, and the LO prices the loan at 4 percent plus 2 points, the additional point would be the overage. Under the FedÂs rule, LOs no longer have an incentive to charge overages, and most lenders prohibit the practice altogether. There is one segment of the market, however, where overages remain pervasive as IÂll discuss below. How overages evolved We have not always had overages. In the 1920s, before there were secondary markets, consumers who wanted mortgages visited the ofÂ“ces of commercial banks, savings banks or savings and loan associations and dealt with salaried employees who had no discretion or incentive to adjust prices. Overages arose following the development of secondary mortgage markets after World War II. Secondary markets made it possible to go into the loan origination business without becoming a regulated Â“nancial institution. Once you had one or more reliable buyers, all you needed was a little capital and a line of credit. These Â“rms are Âmortgage companies,ÂŽ or (as they much prefer) Âmortgage banks.ÂŽ They are temporary lenders, as distinguished from portfolio lenders, who hold the loans they originate in their portfolios. Mortgage banking developed its own operating methods and a culture to match that were very different from those of portfolio lenders. Mortgage banks invested very little in physical facilities designed to attract walk-in trafÂ“c during business hours. Instead, they retained loan ofÂ“cers (LOs) to actively pursue clients, as opposed to sitting behind a desk waiting for clients to appear. To develop purchase loan business, LOs courted real estate sales agents, making themselves available to take a loan application Â„ which might be on the hood of an automobile on a Sunday morning. To develop reÂ“nance business, LOs might camp out in the ofÂ“ce of a public agency that maintains records of deeds and liens, developing lists of borrowers who might proÂ“t from a reÂ“nance. Because LOs did most of their work out of the ofÂ“ce subject to little supervision, they were compensated largely or entirely on a commission basis. While they were legally employees of the mortgage bank, LOs operated largely as if they were independent contractors. And the more loans they brought in, the more independent they were. Overages were part of the package. Most LOs wanted to be free to charge what the trafÂ“c would bear, and proÂ“t from it. The lender who wouldnÂt tolerate overages would lose LOs, and the most successful LOs would be the Â“rst to leave. The LO-based mortgage origination system made the depository ofÂ“ce obsolete as a source of mortgage loans. Depository institutions that wanted to be major players in the home loan market had to hire their own LOs Â„ or acquire an entire mortgage banking Â“rm as an afÂ“liate. The afÂ“liate approach was the more popular because it avoided clash between very different cultures. I recall my shock when I joined the board of a large savings and loan association in the 1980s and found that the CEO was the third most highly compensated employee of the association. The two who earned more were LOs, who had not yet been moved into a separate afÂ“liate. Overages were bad news The practice of charging overages when possible made the home loan market similar to a Middle Eastern carpet market, with one difference. The typical carpet shopper knows that bazaar prices are subject to bargaining, but many if not most mortgage shoppers did not. The result was that naive and innocent borrowers paid more than those who were better informed. Over the years, I must have written 10 or more articles on one or another aspect of avoiding overages. The general attitude of most mortgage lenders was that overages were a necessary evil that they would like to eliminate if they could do it without losing their best loan producers. The possibility that the incidence of overages might be systematically associated with one or another population group was an ever-present danger. In at least one case that I know about, a large lender was Â“ned heavily by its regulator because overages were more pervasive among its black borrowers than among its white borrowers. The Federal Reserve rule that barred LOs from being compensated for overages gave lenders the power to eliminate them without losing their LOs. For some reason, however, the rule did not apply to the reverse mortgage market. Overages in the reverse mortgage market Because of the complexity of HECM reverse mortgages and the advanced age of borrowers, the public policy case for eliminating overages is even stronger than it is for standard mortgages. Yet this has not happened. The result is wide variability in the amounts a senior can draw on a reverse mortgage, depending on which loan provider the senior contacts. There is only one place a senior can go to compare the amounts offered by competing lenders, and that is my website. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at http://www. mtgprofessor.com.Have mortgage loan officers become more trustworthy?By JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSOR Q: I am in the process of getting a divorce. I want to buy a new house but am worried about my soon-to-be-ex-wife having an interest in it. Is there something I can do to protect myself? Â„ Alex A: There are steps you can take that differ depending on the state of your relationship with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. If you are still getting along, you can sign an agreement regarding the property with her that is similar to a prenuptial agreement (called a postnuptial agreement) or make the arrangement part of your marital settlement agreement in the divorce case. Any concern would be regarding where the money you are using to buy the home came from. If it is from marital assets, it may be more difÂ“cult to draft an enforceable agreement. For this type of arrangement, it is essential to each have your own attorney approve the agreement. If your ex is not willing to cooperate and you are looking to purchase the property using non-marital funds, such as money you inherited or from investments you had long before the marriage, there are still some steps you can take to protect yourself. First, make sure you can document the source of all funds you are using to purchase the property. Then make sure the title company titles the home as your Âsole and separateÂŽ property. Finally, make sure to thoroughly disclose this asset as part of any Â“nancial disclosure during your divorce proceedings. This can be a thorny issue with lots of potential hazards, so make sure to coordinate with your real estate and divorce attorneys to avoid any pitfalls. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certiÂ“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his ofÂ“ce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter at @GarySingerLaw.I want to buy a house, but IÂm getting a divorceBy GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? adno=50534192
Page 18 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Heated Area List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Dat e SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7400035 Sold 21378 GLENDALE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 940 $64,900 None $64,900 3 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/2018 1 D5922826 Sold 9 QUAILS RUN BLVD #11 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 $69,000 Community $68,000 1 1 1 1979 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 92.14 0. 99 D5922435 Sold 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD #11 34223 ENGLEWOOD 634 $77,000 Community $72,000 1 1 1 1984 Condominium Cash 5/9/2018 96.64 0 .94 C7249036 Sold 3364 NORMANDY DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 648 $83,995 None $83,995 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/ 4/2018 85.36 1 C7250481 Sold 1245 E CORKTREE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 813 $89,000 Community $89,000 2 1 0 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 5/ 3/2018 81.5 1 C7250052 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #330 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $89,900 Community $88,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 5/4/2 018 109.05 0.98 C7250604 Sold 3397 DOUGLAS RD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1344 $99,888 None $95,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/ 8/2018 64.89 0.95 C7246359 Sold 21922 BUXTON AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 812 $105,000 None $105,000 2 2 0 1961 Single Family Residence VA 5/4/2018 6 8.45 1 C7248397 Sold 4040 OAKVIEW DR #G8 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 892 $105,900 Community $105,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 5/7/2018 117 .71 0.99 C7242394 Sold 19345 WATER OAK DR #205 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 898 $109,900 Community $106,000 2 2 0 2003 Condominium Conventional 5/8/2018 118.04 0.96 N5911320 Sold 1217 AQUI ESTA DR #12 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1120 $114,900 Community $105,000 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 93. 75 0.91 A4204079 Sold 115 DUXBURY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1048 $117,500 None $110,000 2 1 1 1958 Single Family Residence Cash 5/8/2018 66.34 0.94 C7247417 Sold 2180 HERON LAKE DR #104 33983 PUNTA GORDA 924 $119,000 Community $115,000 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 12 4.46 0.97 C7251053 Sold 25188 MARION AVE #D307 33950 PUNTA GORDA 836 $120,000 Community $114,900 1 1 0 1981 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 137 .44 0.96 C7247189 Sold 2020 WILLOW HAMMOCK CIR #207 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $127,900 Community $123,000 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 5/9/20 18 123.49 0.96 C7250632 Sold 17029 GRANVILLE AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 912 $129,900 Private $130,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4 /2018 100.23 1 C7250083 Sold 1461 AQUI ESTA DR #B6 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1049 $134,900 Community $134,900 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 5/4/ 2018 128.6 1 C7247415 Sold 907 BAYARD TER 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 922 $134,900 None $132,000 2 1 0 1988 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2018 94 .96 0.98 C7246503 Sold 19365 WATER OAK DR #305 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 826 $134,900 Community $127,000 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Conventional 5/7/2018 153.75 0.94 C7249931 Sold 17488 HARRIS AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1008 $135,000 None $136,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 98.84 1.01 C7400514 Sold 1116 HINTON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 954 $139,900 None $139,900 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 5/9/2018 1 C7250472 Sold 11496 WILLMINGTON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1236 $139,900 None $137,500 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 5/ 3/2018 93.54 0.98 D5923204 Sold 7097 REGINA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 970 $139,900 None $139,900 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/8/201 8 113.19 1 C7251255 Sold 112 FRANCIS DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1963 $140,000 Private $134,000 3 2 1 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4 /2018 43.13 0.96 N6100408 Sold 6345 FREEMONT ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1148 $142,000 None $142,000 2 1 0 1969 Single Family Residence FHA 5/9/2018 1 C7250268 Sold 730 MERRICK LN NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1287 $144,850 None $126,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/20 18 75.86 0.87 A4213902 Sold 5543 KENWOOD DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1237 $149,000 Private $148,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence FHA 5/8/2018 9 3.14 0.99 C7248776 Sold 2088 CARNAC ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1136 $150,000 None $147,500 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence FHA 5/9/2018 8 0.95 0.98 C7247982 Sold 6356 COLISEUM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1096 $152,000 Community $144,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/2018 92.07 0.95 N5916525 Sold 4853 TALISMAN TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1142 $155,000 None $153,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 7 9.69 0.99 A44 00033 Sold 1355 SAXONY CIR #211 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1165 $157,500 Community $155,000 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 127.57 0.98 C7244208 Sold 4075 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1352 $159,900 None $155,000 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/2018 79.16 0.97 C7248218 Sold 3514 FAITH ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1315 $160,050 None $152,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence FHA 5/6/2018 86 .61 0.95 C7251403 Sold 2180 HAYWORTH RD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1196 $162,500 Private $162,500 3 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 5/8/2018 77.53 1 D5923538 Sold 7222 SNOW DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1176 $164,500 None $155,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 79.2 0.94 D5919194 Sold 2085 DAKOTA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1212 $164,900 None $160,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/2 018 80.2 0.97 A4205065 Sold 1585 VISCAYA DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1657 $169,900 None $174,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2018 74.58 1.02 A4199308 Sold 5800 SABAL TRACE DR #1203 34287 NORTH PORT 1489 $172,700 Community $170,000 3 2 0 2002 Condominium Conventional 5 /8/2018 94.87 0.98 C7251571 Sold 4795 FLAMLAU AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1236 $174,900 None $175,900 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7 /2018 97.94 1.01 C7245439 Sold 3022 SAINT JAMES ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1126 $174,900 Private $165,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conven tional 5/7/2018 84.92 0.94 D5921583 Sold 501 FOXWOOD BLVD #501 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1417 $175,000 Community $170,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 81.65 0.97 A4213562 Sold 1590 ISLAMORADA BLVD #81B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1516 $179,000 Community $169,000 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 101.81 0.94 D6100066 Sold 1765 LORALIN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1490 $179,900 None $177,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 0.9 8 C7248493 Sold 1239 PRICE CIR NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1524 $179,900 Private $179,900 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence FHA 5/3/ 2018 99.5 1 D5922452 Sold 21221 BURKHART DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1440 $179,900 Private $172,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 5/7/2018 87.67 0.96 C7250277 Sold 2180 ABSCOTT ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1399 $184,900 Private $180,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence VA 5/9/201 8 88.37 0.97 C7248103 Sold 1845 KIRKWOOD ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1522 $184,999 None $180,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence FHA 5/8/2018 79. 65 0.97 C7250519 Sold 150 HARBORSIDE AVE #333 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1112 $185,000 Community $170,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 1 52.88 0.92 C7246955 Sold 2152 CLERMONT ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1574 $185,900 Private $183,500 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2 018 69.17 0.99 D5923360 Sold 14049 WILLOW GLEN CT #242 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1327 $187,900 Community $179,000 2 2 0 1996 Condominium Cash 5/4/2 018 134.89 0.95 C7249778 Sold 1401 FIRESIDE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1804 $188,500 None $185,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 74.84 0.98 C7242568 Sold 25101 DOREDO DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1803 $189,990 None $194,990 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 5/7/2018 1. 03 C7245225 Sold 17370 WINTERGARDEN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2288 $190,000 None $192,500 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence VA 5/7 /2018 62.02 1.01 C7249788 Sold 1626 KIRKWOOD ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1699 $191,000 None $191,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 5/7/2018 79. 22 1 C7247849 Sold 311 DUXBURY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1515 $192,000 None $179,000 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 72.47 0.93 A4198768 Sold 7365 HART ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $192,900 None $192,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 1 A4194317 Sold 12330 GULFSTREAM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $192,900 None $180,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 5/ 7/2018 0.93 C7237894 Sold 2287 PRAGUE LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2010 $195,990 None $192,000 3 2 1 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 0. 98 T2930923 Sold 3100 DALHART AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1531 $198,800 None $193,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2018 90. 36 0.97 C7401139 Sold 4064 CLEARFIELD ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $201,900 None $201,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 5/3/2018 9 9.65 1 C7250822 Sold 4064 CLEARFIELD ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $201,900 None $201,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 5/3/2018 9 9.65 1 D5923500 Sold 3105 CLUB DR #119 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1732 $204,000 Community $192,000 3 2 0 1997 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 110. 85 0.94 D5920524 Sold 13255 FORESMAN BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1396 $204,900 None $197,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 5/3/2018 97.29 0.96 C7247295 Sold 18090 AVONSDALE CIRCLE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1425 $209,900 Private $185,000 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Con ventional 5/4/2018 88.69 0.88 C7248583 Sold 27239 GURNSEY DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1738 $214,000 None $214,000 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/ 3/2018 84.38 1 C7248086 Sold 1324 AQUI ESTA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1471 $215,000 Private $205,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 5/3/2018 90.51 0.95 A4215394 Sold 601 SHREVE ST #42A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1398 $219,000 Community $210,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 5/8/201 8 150.21 0.96 C7250802 Sold 14358 EDSEL DR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2095 $219,900 None $219,900 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 5/8/2018 8 6.99 1 D5923568 Sold 1536 OVERBROOK RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1366 $224,900 Private $215,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 5/9/2018 96.24 0.96 D5924079 Sold 9515 BREWTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $225,000 None $225,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 1 C7243157 Sold 1050 & 1058 MARCUS ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1952 $228,900 Private $224,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence VA 5 /4/2018 76.48 0.98 A4210247 Sold 10226 ARCADIA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1670 $230,000 Private $212,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/ 2018 90.37 0.92 D5922970 Sold 2980 N BEACH RD #C1-2 34223 ENGLEWOOD 872 $234,900 Community $230,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Conventional 5/4/201 8 184.29 0.98 C7250448 Sold 3285 MAYFLOWER TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1875 $235,900 Private $238,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence FHA 5/9/201 8 97.7 1.01 C7248900 Sold 251 BAHIA BLANCA DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1987 $237,000 Private $232,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventio nal, Other 5/9/2018 86.21 0.98 D5923435 Sold 18647 OHARA DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1348 $239,000 None $230,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 5 /4/2018 115.46 0.96 C7249945 Sold 359 HUTCHINS ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2110 $244,900 None $242,500 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence VA 5/9/2018 8 5.99 0.99 D6100441 Sold 975 N BOUNDARY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1560 $245,000 Private $245,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 5/9/2018 1 C7249517 Sold 184 FRANCIS DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1167 $245,000 Private $235,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence VA 5/7/2 018 116.8 0.96 C7244563 Sold 1781 MOSSY OAK DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1956 $249,000 Community $240,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2 018 90.74 0.96 A4207983 Sold 2123 S SALFORD BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1992 $249,900 Private $240,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Convention al 5/4/2018 86.36 0.96 C7238412 Sold 3510 MAGNOLIA WAY 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1724 $250,000 None $240,000 2 2 1 1973 Single Family Residence Conventional 5 /4/2018 109.34 0.96 D6100463 Sold 3459 JANARO RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1603 $256,315 None $256,315 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/2 018 101.15 1 C7251359 Sold 255 W END DR #3303 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1768 $259,900 Community $252,500 3 2 0 2003 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 142.82 0.97 D5922370 Sold 681 OLIVE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1573 $260,000 Private $243,000 2 3 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/2018 93.8 9 0.93 C7247782 Sold 2342 BEEVILLE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1692 $263,900 Private $263,900 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence VA 5/4/2018 111.68 1 N5916603 Sold 614 TOLEDO RD 34287 NORTH PORT 2012 $264,900 None $259,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/20 18 98.22 0.98 C7250655 Sold 18930 AYRSHIRE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2000 $265,000 Private $228,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash, C onventional 5/8/2018 80.14 0.86 C7249583 Sold 3830 BAL HARBOR BLVD #21 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1308 $265,000 Community $260,000 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Conventional 5 /7/2018 198.78 0.98 D5923399 Sold 915 ALLEN AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1604 $275,000 None $270,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/201 8 129.37 0.98 C7249532 Sold 165 CONCORD DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1900 $289,000 Private $265,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 5/4/2018 105.87 0.92 A4205515 Sold 5031 GREENWAY DR 34287 NORTH PORT 2220 $289,000 Private $272,000 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 79.46 0.94 C7246852 Sold 9082 SWEDEN BLVD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 2702 $295,000 None $292,000 3 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence VA 5/8/2018 75. 88 0.99 D5924067 Sold 5170 LAUREL OAK CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1931 $298,000 Private, Community $275,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 101.93 0.92 C7248016 Sold 1890 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1992 $299,900 Community $285,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 5/9/2018 100.74 0.95 D5921757 Sold 146 WILHELM DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 594 $299,900 None $265,000 1 1 0 1952 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/201 8 264.21 0.88 A4202478 Sold 11830 DE MIRANDA AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 2360 $299,900 Private $295,000 3 3 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2 018 108.94 0.98 D5920054 Sold 10030 JEANSPORT DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2091 $299,900 Private $290,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 97.02 0.97 O5561193 Sold 2330 PALM TREE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1354 $301,100 None $268,979 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 127.42 0.89 D5922865 Sold 1591 BEACH RD #305 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1070 $310,000 Community $305,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 258.69 0 .98 C7247925 Sold 4414 EWING CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1845 $318,000 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/20 18 91.79 0.77 C7242477 Sold 197 TROPICANA DR #1511 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2022 $325,000 Community $310,000 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 15 3.31 0.95 D5923927 Sold 14206 SILVER LAKES CIR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2465 $329,000 Community $315,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence C ash 5/7/2018 93.81 0.96 C7244678 Sold 101 COLONIAL ST SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1936 $339,000 Private $322,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Convent ional 5/7/2018 108.78 0.95 A4199047 Sold 7190 S LAKE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1936 $339,500 Private, Community $330,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 116.57 0.97 C7247469 Sold 1206 MARCH DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2135 $349,000 None $321,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 1 04.25 0.92 D5922157 Sold 1063 NEWTON ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1560 $349,900 Private $334,900 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4 /2018 146.89 0.96 D5919107 Sold 5660 RIVIERA CT 34287 NORTH PORT 2367 $359,900 Private $330,000 4 3 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 5 /8/2018 96.01 0.92 D5923069 Sold 9545 ZORN ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1759 $364,900 Private $360,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/7/2018 129.31 0.99 D5912686 Sold 13009 N MARSH DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1911 $365,000 Private, Community $330,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residenc e Cash 5/3/2018 129.97 0.9 C7248197 Sold 125 BAYSHORE CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1670 $375,000 Private $358,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 5/8/2018 159.39 0.95 C7249003 Sold 26310 FEATHERSOUND DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2438 $379,900 Private $354,200 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 5/ 7/2018 94 0.93 C7250309 Sold 2388 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2577 $414,900 Private, Community $403,750 4 3 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/8/2018 122.16 0.97 D5921654 Sold 940 SUNCREST LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1711 $429,000 None $397,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/8/2 018 171.12 0.93 D5920871 Sold 10821 TROPHY DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1858 $429,900 Private $415,000 2 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 5/9/2018 1 51.79 0.97 C7247241 Sold 197 TROPICANA DR #1522 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2495 $435,000 Community $420,000 3 3 0 2004 Condominium Cash 5/8/2018 16 8.34 0.97 D5919620 Sold 14972 ALSASK CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2035 $435,990 Private $430,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/ 2018 150.35 0.99 C7250060 Sold 24210 HENRY MORGAN BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1920 $439,000 None $409,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 5/9/2018 110.54 0.93 C7246513 Sold 411 LA SILA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3034 $439,000 Private $432,000 4 3 1 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/2018 111.28 0.98 C7251164 Sold 69 TROPICANA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1756 $465,000 Private $455,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/2018 193.45 0.98 C7239564 Sold 1628 PALMETTO PALM WAY 34288 NORTH PORT 3165 $469,000 Private, Community $459,500 4 3 0 2000 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 5/4/2018 107.69 0.98 D5923629 Sold 15052 TAURUS CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2240 $474,900 Private $470,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 5/4/2018 142.38 0.99 N5915205 Sold 1311 PENGUIN CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2507 $529,900 Private $526,900 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/9/2018 152.28 0.99 N5915063 Sold 3040 N BEACH RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1964 $569,000 None $550,000 3 2 0 1951 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2 018 189.59 0.97 N5916955 Sold 6178 TROPICAIRE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 3055 $589,000 Private $580,000 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 5/4/2018 128.43 0.98 C7400959 Sold 3337 SANDPIPER DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2470 $650,000 Private $650,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 5/7/20 18 188.95 1 D5919874 Sold 7575 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1518 $859,900 Private $776,000 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence Convention al 5/4/2018 338.57 0.9AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 19 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED 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 D5922826 SLD 9 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#11 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 QUAILS RUN I $68,000 1 1 1 1979 Community Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 $105.10 0.99 D5922832 SLD 25 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#10 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 QUAILS RUN I $70,000 1 1 1 1983 Community Condominium Cash 4/30/20 18 $108.19 0.97 D5920521 SLD 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#3 34223 ENGLEWOOD 634 QUAILS RUN I $70,000 1 1 1 1984 Community Condominium Cash 4/30/201 8 $110.41 0.95 D5923627 SLD 1960 KENTUCKY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 624 GROVE CITY $70,000 1 1 0 1970 None Mobile Home Cash 4/30/2018 $112.18 0.93 D5923408 SLD 7551 RATAN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 925 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $80,000 2 1 0 1976 Community Mobile Home Cash 4/30/2 018 $86.49 0.89 D5920536 SLD 236 VIA DE LUNA 34224 ENGLEWOOD 910 MOBILE GARDENS $85,000 2 2 0 1973 None Mobile Home Cash 5/4/2018 $93.41 0.86 D5920431 SLD 1144 PINE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 616 ACREAGE $95,000 1 1 0 1965 None Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 $ 154.22 0.95 D5923334 SLD 7610 SILAGE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 784 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $115,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Mobile Home Cash 5/4/ 2018 $146.68 0.99 D5923829 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#206 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN PH 01 BLDG 02 $130,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Condomi nium Cash 5/1/2018 $119.05 1.01 D5923290 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA PINES #87 34224 ENGLEWOOD 932 VLG AT WILDFLOWER CC PH 02 BLD $127,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condom inium Conventional 4/30/2018 $136.27 0.98 D5922089 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#157 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN 02 PH 02 BLDG 01 $135,250 2 2 0 1987 Community Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 $123.86 0.99 C7250472 SLD 11496 WILLMINGTON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,236 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $137,500 3 2 0 1986 None Single Family R esidence FHA 5/3/2018 $111.25 0.98 D5923340 SLD 6278 CONISTON ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,242 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $140,000 2 1 0 1980 Community Single Family Re sidence Conventional 5/1/2018 $112.72 0.95 C7248990 SLD 6463 FACET LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,343 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $149,900 3 2 0 1979 Community Single Family Resid ence FHA 4/30/2018 $111.62 1 D5922145 SLD 13494 NEWPORT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,328 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $145,000 3 2 0 1973 Community Single Family R esidence Cash 5/2/2018 $109.19 0.97 D5922108 SLD 345 BOUNDARY BLVD #202 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,209 SUNSET HOUSE $150,000 2 2 0 2005 Community Villa Conventional 4/3 0/2018 $124.07 0.97 D5921835 SLD 6480 HAMLET DR Unit#6-B 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,170 GULFWIND VILLAS PH 02 $155,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Condominium Con ventional 4/30/2018 $132.48 1 D5923735 SLD 6474 HAMLET DR Unit#5-A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,170 GULFWIND VILLAS PH 02 $159,900 2 2 0 1988 Community Condominium Con ventional 4/30/2018 $136.67 1 D5923481 SLD 6753 THORMAN RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,052 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $159,900 2 2 0 1979 Community Single Family Res idence Conventional 4/30/2018 $152 1 D5923904 SLD 209 PERSIMMON ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,372 FOXWOOD $164,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Villa Conventional 5/2/2018 $119.53 1 D5923538 SLD 7222 SNOW DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,176 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $155,000 2 2 0 1987 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 5/3/2018 $131.80 0.94 D5923020 SLD 8413 PLACIDA RD Unit#405 33946 PLACIDA 870 CAPE HAZE RESORT $160,000 2 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 $183.91 0.97 N5916873 SLD 53 N FLORA VISTA ST #338 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,344 ALAMEDA ISLES $169,900 2 2 0 1979 Community Manufactured Home Cash 5/4/2018 $126.41 1 C7248179 SLD 235 BUNKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,640 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $167,000 2 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Conventional 5/1/2018 $101.83 0.98 D5921583 SLD 501 FOXWOOD BLVD #501 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,417 FOXWOOD $170,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 $119. 97 0.97 D6100066 SLD 1765 LORALIN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,490 CLINTWOOD ACRES $177,000 2 2 0 1974 None Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2 018 $118.79 0.98 N5916757 SLD 193 CADDY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,270 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $176,000 3 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 $138.58 0.98 A4198768 SLD 7365 HART ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $192,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 5/4/2018 $119.67 1 D5923596 SLD 145 SUNNY WAY 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,469 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $193,000 3 2 0 2002 None Single Family Residence Conventio nal 5/4/2018 $131.38 0.99 D5920524 SLD 13255 FORESMAN BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,396 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 95 $197,500 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Resid ence Conventional 5/3/2018 $141.48 0.96 A4200968 SLD 6320 HERA ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,670 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $202,000 3 2 0 2001 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 4/30/2018 $120.96 0.95 C7243170 SLD 11136 ALCOTT AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,594 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $205,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence Co nventional 4/30/2018 $128.61 0.95 D5922312 SLD 904 ONAGER CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,385 OAK FOREST PH 1 $219,000 2 2 0 2005 Community Villa Cash 4/30/2018 $158.12 1 D6100001 SLD 432 CYPRESS FOREST DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,542 PARK FOREST PH 1 $219,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 $142.02 0.98 D5924079 SLD 9515 BREWTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 $225,000 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Ca sh 5/3/2018 $139.58 1 D5922894 SLD 3929 CAPE HAZE DR #105 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,044 TOWNHOUSES/CAPE HAZE $229,100 3 2 1 2006 Community Townhouse Cash 5/2/2018 $112.08 1 A4210247 SLD 10226 ARCADIA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,670 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $212,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 5/4/2018 $126.95 0.92 D5922970 SLD 2980 N BEACH RD Unit#C1-2 34223 ENGLEWOOD 872 ADMIRALTY VILLAS $230,000 2 2 0 1970 Community Condominium Conventi onal 5/4/2018 $263.76 0.98 N5912721 SLD 529 DOVER DR S 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,390 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $235,000 2 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 4/30/2018 $169.06 0.96 C7248982 SLD 177 LONG MEADOW LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,150 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $249,950 4 2 0 2018 None Single Family Resid ence FHA 5/1/2018 $116.26 1 D5920205 SLD 2955 N BEACH RD Unit#A525 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,237 TAMARIND GULF & BAY BLDG A-5 $237,500 2 2 0 1981 Community Condom inium Cash 4/30/2018 $192 0.95 D5922780 SLD 9415 ANITA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,396 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $248,000 3 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Residence F HA 4/30/2018 $177.65 0.97 T3104035 SLD 9912 SHELTERING SPRUCE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,527 KEYWAY PLACE $259,000 2 2 0 2018 Community Single Family Residenc e Conventional 4/30/2018 $169.61 1 C7250267 SLD 6479 MECHLER ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,564 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $248,000 3 2 0 2016 Private Single Family Residence FHA 5/1/2018 $158.57 0.96 D5921968 SLD 103 BUNKER RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,907 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $259,000 3 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Residence FHA 5/3/2018 $135.82 1 N5916644 SLD 916 GASPARILLA BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,992 BAY VISTA BLVD $265,900 3 2 0 1975 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 5/1/2018 $133.48 1 D5922336 SLD 8362 PALMETTO CT 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,587 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 PRCL C-2 $252,500 2 2 0 2003 Community Villa Cash 5/4/2 018 $159.11 0.95 D5923964 SLD 423 ALBATROSS RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,607 ROTONDA LAKES $270,500 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Residence Conve ntional 5/4/2018 $168.33 1.01 D5923717 SLD 450 W GREEN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,050 ENGLEWOOD PARK AMD OF $275,000 2 1 0 1951 Private Single Family Residence Ca sh 4/30/2018 $261.90 1.02 D5921112 SLD 226 FAIRWAY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,196 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $255,000 3 2 0 2003 Private Single Family Residenc e Conventional 4/30/2018 $116.12 0.95 O5521385 SLD 8149 DELAND ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,472 SOUTH GULF COVE $273,272 4 3 0 2017 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 4/30/2018 $110.55 1 D5923399 SLD 915 ALLEN AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,604 ENGLEWOOD HOMEACRES 1ST ADD $270,000 3 2 0 1974 None Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 $168.33 0.98 N5916616 SLD 522 BOXWOOD LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,610 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $281,500 3 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 $174.84 0.97 D5921190 SLD 2773 N BEACH RD Unit#201 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,200 FANTASY ISLAND BLDG A $287,500 2 2 0 1987 Community Condominium Co nventional 5/1/2018 $239.58 0.97 D5920054 SLD 10030 JEANSPORT DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,091 SHAMROCK SHORES $290,000 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 5/4/2018 $138.69 0.97 D5920141 SLD 1155 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,050 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $278,000 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 4/30/2018 $135.61 0.93 D5923053 SLD 8313 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,631 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $305,000 3 2 0 1993 Private, Community Single Family Residence C ash 5/1/2018 $187 0.99 D5923383 SLD 112 CREVALLE RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,270 ROTONDA LAKES $314,900 4 3 0 2007 Private Single Family Residence Cash 5 /1/2018 $138.72 1.02 D5922865 SLD 1591 BEACH RD Unit#305 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,070 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 05 $305,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Condominium Cash 5/3/2018 $285.05 0.98 D5919616 SLD 2061 HEASLEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,296 HEASLEY THOMAS E SUB $282,500 2 2 0 1999 Private Single Family Residence Ca sh 5/1/2018 $217.98 0.87 D5913764 SLD 1 0310 CORAL LANDINGS CT#96 33946 PLACIDA 2,296 LANDINGS/CORAL CRK $295,000 3 2 1 2008 Community Townhouse Conventional 5/1/2018 $128.48 0.9 D5923671 SLD 1855 FAUST DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,557 GULF WIND $317,500 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residence Cash 5/2/2018 $203 .92 0.96 D5923628 SLD 5290 COOPER TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,811 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 54 $332,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Reside nce Cash 5/1/2018 $183.32 0.99 A4199047 SLD 7190 S LAKE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,936 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 PRCL C-2 $330,000 3 2 0 2001 Private, Community Single Fa mily Residence Cash 5/4/2018 $170.45 0.97 D5922675 SLD 257 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,349 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $325,000 4 3 0 2003 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 4/30/2018 $138.36 0.96 D5922157 SLD 1063 NEWTON ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,560 GULF AIRE $334,900 2 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 5 /4/2018 $214.68 0.96 D5921621 SLD 39 PINEHURST CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,899 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $353,900 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 4/30/2018 $186.36 1 D5921217 SLD 761 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 3,175 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $360,000 5 4 0 2007 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 $113.39 0.96 A4186665 SLD 900 CRESTWOOD RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,240 WELLINGTON ACRES $386,000 3 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Cash 5/2 /2018 $172.32 0.97 D5920020 SLD 1008 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,152 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $449,000 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Re sidence Conventional 5/2/2018 $208.64 1.1 D5923629 SLD 15052 TAURUS CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,240 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $470,000 3 2 0 2013 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 5/4/2018 $209.82 0.99 C7246660 SLD 2255 N BEACH RD Unit#15 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,357 LIVE OAK LANDINGS PH 04 $450,000 2 2 0 1999 Community Condominium C ash 4/30/2018 $331.61 0.94 U7850131 SLD 41 FRENCH AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,471 DEER-CREEK PARK $479,999 3 2 0 1956 None Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/20 18 $194.25 0.97 D5920429 SLD 5030 N BEACH RD Unit#4 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,414 BANYAN BLUFFS $495,000 3 2 0 1977 None Townhouse Cash 5/4/2018 $350. 07 0.99 D5922396 SLD 9312 ARRID CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,118 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $505,000 3 2 0 2015 Private Single Family Reside nce VA 4/30/2018 $238.43 0.96 N5915063 SLD 3040 N BEACH RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,964 LENNHOLME $550,000 3 2 0 1951 None Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3 /2018 $280.04 0.97 C7250342 SLD 14312 HUMBOLD AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,232 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $590,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Res idence Cash 4/30/2018 $264.34 0.94 D5920884 SLD 5000 GASPARILLA RD #53 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,240 VILLAGE BOCA GRANDE CLUB PH $700,000 3 3 0 1992 Community Single F amily Residence Cash 4/30/2018 $564.52 0.95 D5919874 SLD 7575 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,518 ACREAGE & UNREC $776,000 3 2 0 1959 Private Single Family Residence Co nventional 5/4/2018 $511.20 0.9 D5920700 SLD 320 GULF BLVD Unit#2G 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,098 BOCA GRANDE BEACH CLUB CONDO $885,000 2 2 0 1968 Community Condomin ium Cash, Conventional 4/30/2018 $806.01 0.98 D5915895 SLD 5323 EARLY TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 4,300 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 054 $950,000 3 3 1 2002 Private Single Family Reside nce Cash 5/1/2018 $220.93 0.83 D5916367 SLD 16501 GULF SHORES DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 3,216 GASPARILLA NORTH 01 $1,500,000 3 3 1 1999 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 5/1/2018 $466.42 0.94 D5921346 SLD 27 SEAWATCH DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 3,226 SEAWATCH BOCA GRANDE $1,995,000 3 3 0 1991 Community Single Family Residen ce Cash 5/1/2018 $618.41 1SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioN5917271 Sold 1012 PALMETTO DR South Venice $90,000 2 1 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 101.12 0.76 N5917039 Sold 618 BIRD BAY DR S #316-A Not Applicable $104,000 1 1 1 1976 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 164.3 1.02 N5915655 Sold 612 BIRD BAY DR S #317CAR Not Applicable $108,000 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 114.89 0.93 N5915217 Sold 525 MANATEE CT #17 Tropical Courts $115,000 2 1 0 1968 Condominium Cash 5/2/2018 152.12 0.96 A4203166 Sold 259 FENWICK DR #35 Saybrook Manor $126,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 5/1/2018 110.92 1.03 N5915840 Sold 942 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #108 Crown Colony South $138,500 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 124.77 0.96 N5915823 Sold 626 BIRD BAY DR S #109 Bird Bay Village $142,000 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 159.91 1 N5916559 Sold 79 CYPRESS RD South Venice $145,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 132.42 0.91 N5917189 Sold 672 AZURE RD South Venice $145,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 5/2/2018 101.12 0.85 A4215423 Sold 380 BASE AVE E #103 Kathryns $147,500 2 1 1 1970 Condominium Cash 5/2/2018 166.67 0.96 A4209963 Sold 3467 SHAMROCK DR South Venice $149,000 2 1 1 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 157.01 1 N5916690 Sold 612 BIRD BAY DR S #C313 Bird Bay Village $149,000 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 158.51 0.96 D5923956 Sold 21 SOUTHLAND RD South Venice $150,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 97.91 1 N5911603 Sold 766 AVENIDA ESTANCIA #195 C Estancias Of Capri Isles $150,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 5/2/2018 133 .69 0.94 A4209655 Sold 926 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #224 Golfview $155,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 153.16 0.97 N5916566 Sold 630 BIRD BAY DR E #207 Bird Bay $159,000 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Cash 5/4/2018 149.72 0.99 N5916908 Sold 406 CERROMAR CIR N #222 Westchester Grdn & Plan $159,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 167.72 0.96 A4211977 Sold 1735 LAKE PL #1735-D Villanova Shores $160,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 114.78 0.97 N5916541 Sold 1067 CUMBERLAND RD South Venice $165,000 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 158.65 0.97 N5917373 Sold 439 CERROMAR LN #411 Farmington Vistas $167,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 150.45 0.99 N5916931 Sold 721 LAUREL AVE North Edgewood Sec Of Venice $172,000 2 1 0 1954 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 2 06.73 0.91 A4209052 Sold 1759 LAKE PL #1759-B Villa Nova $175,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Conventional 5/1/2018 146.57 0.96 D5919416 Sold 688 NECTAR RD South Venice $182,500 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 156.52 1 N5915942 Sold 2922 NOCTURNE RD South Venice $183,000 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence VA 4/30/2018 169.76 0.96 N5916983 Sold 257 CAPRI AVE Venice East $185,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence FHA 4/30/2018 146.59 0.95 N5917163 Sold 1444 PORPOISE RD South Venice $188,500 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence FHA 4/30/2018 150.08 1 A4208193 Sold 208 SILVER LAKE DR #206 Gardens At Waterside Village $195,000 2 2 0 1998 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 154.64 0.98 N5916909 Sold 804 MONTROSE DR #201 Gardens Of St Andrews Park $198,000 3 2 0 1997 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 121.03 0.9 A4199881 Sold 4220 VICENZA DR #C28 Venetia $210,000 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Conventional 5/1/2018 151.84 0.98 N5915584 Sold 308 LYNBROOK CIR #204 W est Preserve At Waterside Village $214,200 2 2 0 2003 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 141.85 0.94 N5916068 Sold 100 NAVIGATION CIR #105 Bay Str eet Village & Towncenter Land Condo $220,000 2 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 176.85 0.98 A4200368 Sold 121 N AUBURN RD #24 Auburn Lakes $225,000 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 147.64 0.98 A4215552 Sold 415 PINE TREE TER Venice Gardens $225,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 117.55 0.92 N5916166 Sold 1341 PINE NEEDLE RD Pinebrook South $230,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 4/30/2018 178.85 0.96 A4207185 Sold 240 SANTA MARIA ST #328 Bella Costa $230,000 2 2 0 1972 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 227.05 0.94 A4189896 Sold 103 BISHOPS COURT RD Oaks $230,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence FHA 4/30/2018 113.08 0.92 D5921768 Sold 11905 TEMPEST HARBOR LOOP Stoneybrook At Venice $232,000 3 2 0 2010 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2 018 166.31 0.97 A4206820 Sold 238 PARKVIEW DR Venice East $238,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 156.99 0.96 N5913794 Sold 214 VESTAVIA DR Venice Golf & Country Club $240,000 3 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 98.89 0. 96 N5916684 Sold 1235 GULF COAST BLVD East Venice $240,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 157.48 0.94 A4212640 Sold 112 MATISSE CIR W Sorrento East $249,900 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/1/2018 142.96 1 N5916371 Sold 500 SAN LINO CIR #522 San Lino $250,000 2 2 0 2014 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 168.01 0.99OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7
Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUEDN5913462 Sold 271 GRANT RD South Venice $255,000 4 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/23/2018 119.05 0.97 N5916485 Sold 1101 SOUTHLAKE CT Lakeside Woods South $256,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 146.2 0.98 N5915572 Sold 220 SANTA MARIA #238 Bella Costa $258,000 2 2 0 1972 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 254.69 0.98 O5568842 Sold 1779 VALENCIA DR Venice Gardens $258,000 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 209.42 0.97 D5920634 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #102 Venice Ave Condominium $265,000 2 2 0 1969 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 274.61 0.9 5 A4208392 Sold 1009 BLUE WING CT Venice Gardens $265,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 5/2/2018 144.18 0.93 A4210036 Sold 600 SAN LINO CIR #622 San Lino $267,500 2 2 0 2016 Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 185.12 1.04 N5916239 Sold 1459 STRADA D ARGENTO Carlentini $273,500 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 170.72 0.9 1 N5915649 Sold 901 GIBBS RD #1 Tarpon Center Villas $275,000 1 1 0 1964 Condominium Conventional 4/29/2018 468.48 0.92 A4205017 Sold 3087 ODESSA RD South Venice $278,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 135.08 0.96 N5917349 Sold 265 LAUREL HOLLOW DR #89 Laurel Hollow $280,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 148.62 0.98 N5916667 Sold 100 THE ESPLANADE #3 Venice Beach $280,000 2 2 0 1962 Condominium Cash 4/30/2018 256.41 0.94 N5915552 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BV #121 Macarthur Beach $280,000 1 1 0 1976 Condominium Conventional 5/4/2018 347.83 0.93 N5916574 Sold 126 CORDANA CT Not Applicable $283,000 2 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 159.53 0.99 N5916449 Sold 1140 HARBOR TOWN WAY Patio Homes Of Chestnut Creek $283,000 3 2 1 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 146.4 0.95 N5915254 Sold 20315 GRANLAGO DR Gran Paradiso $290,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 156.08 0.97 A4212676 Sold 1232 PINEBROOK WAY Pinebrook South $295,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 141.96 1 N5917245 Sold 1932 INNISBROOK CT Jacaranda West Country Club $300,000 3 3 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 5/2/2018 131.93 0.95 A4198120 Sold 220 SANTA MARIA ST #143 Bella Costa $305,000 2 2 0 1974 Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 262.7 0.99 A4208159 Sold 223 HIDDEN BAY DR #201 Not Applicable $305,000 3 2 0 1997 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 196.27 0.93 N5916816 Sold 5888 TAYLOR RD Gulf View Estates $310,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 144.45 0.95 D5921545 Sold 319 WOODVALE DR Lake Of The Woods $310,750 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/2/2018 144.94 0.9 9 A4208013 Sold 1014 SORRENTO WOODS BLVD Sorrento Woods $315,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/4/2018 136. 96 0.95 N5915940 Sold 715 BACK NINE DR P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club $316,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/2/2018 170.44 0.97 N6100203 Sold 13934 CAMPOLEONE STREET I slandwalk At The West Villages $318,285 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 202.21 1 N5915850 Sold 207 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles $318,795 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 175.55 1 N5917156 Sold 5790 ELTON RD South Venice $320,000 4 4 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 165.29 0.97 N5916878 Sold 1079 TRUMAN ST Laurel Woodlands $327,500 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/1/2018 129.34 0.95 N5916614 Sold 1323 PINEBROOK WAY Pinebrook South $328,111 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 5/4/2018 164.71 0.94 N5916976 Sold 1125 DEARDON DR Chestnut Creek Estates $330,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 167.26 0.98 N5915238 Sold 1651 LISCOURT DR Waterford $330,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 171.34 0.89 A4215363 Sold 304 CHANNEL LN Channel Acres $335,000 1 1 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 251.88 0.96 N5914776 Sold 395 W ROSSETTI DR Sorrento East $336,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 175 0.99 A4211134 Sold 975 SCHERER WAY Rivendell The Woodlands $337,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 140.36 0.84 A4208515 Sold 350 ROSELING CIR Lakeshore Village $340,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 165.77 0 .98 N5914472 Sold 1704 SKLAR CT Venice Gardens $340,000 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 195.97 0.97 N5916467 Sold 1720 MISSION VALLEY BLVD Mission Valley Estates $345,000 3 3 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/ 2018 173.02 0.7 N5915380 Sold 1358 STILL RIVER DR Grand Palm $356,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 172.06 0.96 A4201458 Sold 11700 HENDRY LOOP Grand Palm $358,804 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 202.49 0.98 N5916585 Sold 628 OAK BAY DR Bay Oaks Estates $360,000 4 3 0 1997 Single Family Residence FHA 5/4/2018 138.67 0.95 A4402338 Sold 276 BENEDETTO CT Not Applicable $366,236 3 2 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 164.01 1 N5915829 Sold 23409 COPPERLEAF DR Sarasota National $370,000 2 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 190.53 0.96 A4208441 Sold 563 PINE RANCH EAST RD Bay Oaks Estates $375,800 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 160 .19 0.97 N5916290 Sold 2142 SONOMA DR E Mission Estates $389,000 3 3 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 167.46 0.9 7 N5916412 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #118 Macarthur Beach $392,500 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 365.12 0.98 N5914959 Sold 500 PARK BLVD S #10 Aldea Mar $395,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Conventional 5/1/2018 382.75 0.94 N5916523 Sold 900 BRAMLEY CT #1 St Andrews $400,000 3 3 0 2000 Condominium Conventional 5/4/2018 171.53 0.95 N5914763 Sold 805 HARBOR DR S Golden Beach $400,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 251.26 0.92 N5917130 Sold 893 WOOD SORREL LN The Lakes Of Jacaranda $403,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 5/1/2018 187.18 1 N6100318 Sold 13643 CLASSICO COURT Gran Paradiso $412,997 4 2 1 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 5/2/2018 174.92 1 N5916624 Sold 906 BRAMLEY CT #4 Terrace Homes Of St Andrews $415,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/201 8 187.27 0.95 N5917192 Sold 837 WOOD SORREL LN Lakes Of Jacaranda $425,100 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 5/3/2018 172.24 1 A4209592 Sold 979 SCHERER WAY Rivendell The Woodlands $439,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 184.07 0.96 A4206532 Sold 516 TAMIAMI TRL S #301 Not Applicable $449,000 2 2 1 2010 Condominium Other 5/4/2018 244.95 1 N5916572 Sold 4998 BELLA TERRA DR Venetia $455,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 171.95 0.99 A4189907 Sold 24237 GALLBERRY DR Sarasota National $481,694 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 5/3/2018 233.72 0.99 N5916827 Sold 2278 SONOMA DR E Mission Estates $484,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence VA 5/3/2018 168.11 0.98 N6100204 Sold 13548 TRENTINO ST I slandwalk At The West Villages $489,659 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 196.81 1 N5913129 Sold 720 EAGLE POINT DR Village At Eagle Point $515,000 3 2 0 1916 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 303.3 0.9 4 N5911677 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #839 Macarthur Beach $518,000 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 388.89 0.94 N5915004 Sold 255 THE ESPLANADE N #202 Gulf Shores $555,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 5/1/2018 414.18 0.98 N5916629 Sold 109 S THE ESPLANADE S #504 Golden Strand $570,000 2 2 0 1965 Condominium Conventional 4/30/2018 488.43 0.98 N5916249 Sold 387 AUTUMN CHASE DR Venice Golf & Country Club $575,000 3 3 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 4/30/2018 208. 79 0.98 N5917122 Sold 452 BELLINI CIR Sorrento South $657,000 3 2 1 1967 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 356.29 0.97 A4208660 Sold 741 SHAKETT CREEK DR Shakett Creek Pointe $1,150,000 5 4 1 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 4/30/2018 266.82 0.92 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 RatioOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 Adam Blaylock was pretty sure he overpriced his Santa Clara, California, home by offering it in February for $1.48 million, since tax deduction changes would keep buyers away. But within a week, the 1,280-square-foot ranch-style house was in contract for $155,000 above asking. The $1.5 trillion tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed in December capped mortgage-interest deductions on loans up to $750,000, down from the prior limit of $1 million. It also set a $10,000 maximum for state and local tax deductions, which were previously unlimited. Those provisions prompted one of the most powerful lobbying groups Â„ the National Association of Realtors Â„ to warn that home prices in some highend markets would tank. So far though, those areas have proven to be resilient. There are 308 U.S. ZIP codes that have homes with median values in excess of $1 million Â„ more than 92 percent of them saw their median home prices increase in March from a year earlier, according to data from online real estate database Zillow. ÂWe are seeing the opposite of what was expected,ÂŽ said Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. ÂWe have certainly not seen the doomsday predictions play out.ÂŽ Median home values nationally rose 8 percent in March compared with a year earlier, while neighborhoods of San Francisco and San Jose, California, have increased more than 25 percent. Prices in afÂ”uent areas in Delaware and New York, such as the Hamptons, also surged more than 20 percent. NAR said in January Âhigh cost, higher tax areasÂŽ would likely see price declines as a result of the tax changes. SpeciÂ“cally, the group forecast a 6.2 percent dip in New Jersey and declines of 4.8 percent in Washington D.C. and New York. Nationwide, NAR said it expected home prices to rise between 1 percent and 3 percent in 2018. The Realtors werenÂt alone in their grim projections. Sixty-three percent of economists surveyed by Bloomberg in November predicted reduced demand for home purchases. The outlook has improved since then. ÂHorror Story EstimatesÂ NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the group is now predicting a 4 percent gain in home prices across the country in 2018. While some taxpayers in California, a high-tax state with high home prices, may face increased tax burdens, thatÂs not damping interest in homes, he said. ThereÂs Âconsistent multiple bidding for $1 million homes after the tax reform,ÂŽ he said. Yun says NAR expected a big decline in prices based on earlier iterations of the tax overhaul. In addition, home prices have been supported due to a persistent housing shortage, he said. NAR, routinely one of WashingtonÂs top spenders, allocated more than $54 million in 2017 to lobbying, as it fought to scale back plans to eliminate the state and local tax deduction completely, and curb a House proposal to limit the mortgage deduction cap to loans of $500,000. Those predicting the biggest carnage may have been trying to shape the debate before Congress, said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities and a former Federal Reserve researcher. ÂI think many of the horror story estimates of plunging home prices were coming from people that had a vested interest,ÂŽ he said. Spring Buying Still, with the spring homebuying season under way, it may be too early to say prices wonÂt ultimately be affected, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at MoodyÂs Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Zandi added that it may be mid2019 before the full effect of the tax law is known. Home prices in 20 U.S. cities grew in February at the fastest pace since mid-2014, underscoring the persistent scarcity of inventory amid strong demand, according to S&P CoreLogic CaseShiller data released April 24. That included strong advances in expensive areas such as Seattle and Los Angeles, along with cheaper regions including Cleveland and Detroit. And more people are looking to buy. The share of Americans who plan to buy a home in the next six months rose to a record 7.8 percent, according to the Conference BoardÂs latest survey on consumer conÂ“dence. That number had fallen below 2 percent in 2009. Among the causes: a strong labor market with the unemployment rate below 4 percent for the Â“rst time since 2000, wage gains that have edged higher and continued gains in stock prices since 2009. There could be tax reasons, too. The new law temporarily slashes rates for individuals and creates a special break for owners of so-called passthrough businesses. It also doubles the standard deduction, which advocates say made many of the former itemized deductions unnecessary. Most of the changes took effect on Jan. 1, but many Americans wonÂt see how they fare under the new code until they Â“le their taxes next April. Bidding Wars Only about 14 million taxpayers will take advantage of the mortgage deduction this year, a 57 percent drop from last year, according to recent estimates from CongressÂs ofÂ“cial scorekeeper, the Joint Committee on Taxation. The deduction will save taxpayers $25 billion, compared with $60 billion in 2017. For now, buyers in the San Francisco Bay area are showing no sign of pulling back, said Jordan Mott, a real estate agent who helped Blaylock sell his house. ÂWe have a massive amount of buyers and not enough inventory so you end up with bidding wars,ÂŽ he said. Blaylock, a 38-year-old accountant, and his wife, India, have a new reason to be nervous. They just paid $2.25 million for a 4,000-square-foot house in San Jose, as they plan for a family. Their mortgage and annual property tax bill are both well above the new caps. ÂThere are still a lot of unknowns,ÂŽ Blaylock said. ÂI wonÂt know the real impact on me until a year from now when IÂm Â“ling my taxes.ÂŽMillion-dollar home values gain even as tax deductions shrinkBy STEVE MATTHEWS and PRASHANT GOPALBLOOMBERG NEWS TNS PHOTOTax deduction changes havenÂt kept buyers away from million-dollar homes the way some feared.
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 21 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9 TODAY Open Air Market, Open Air Market 9-1, 501 Shreve St., PG. Various food, clothing & crafts. Live Music 941.391.4856 Free Pony Rides Chess Club, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Only 50 cents an hour. Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. Everyone welcomed. Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645, breakfast 7:30-11 Funday with Linda NASCAR/Bargo 12-7 Punta Gorda Elks, 12pmBar&Tiki;11amMotherÂsDayCeremony; 11:30-2MotherÂsDayBrunch;25Music/Wolfie&Robert@25538 ShorePG637-2606;mbrs&gsts AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money Â… join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Sunday Bingo, Every Sunday at VFW Post 5690,Port Charlotte, 1-5pm Smoke Free, Lunch available, Info 941-235-8992 Free Hibiscus Show, May 13, Annual Club Show-Judged Blooms Displayed 1-4pm, Plant Sale 9-4,Char. Harbor Event Cntr,75 Taylor,PG,941-637-9501 Fellowship Church YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. ItÂs held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 MONDAY Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 10am Democratic Women, 11 am 5/14. Speaker Christine Hause Charlotte St. Bank 3596 Tamiami Tr #202 Pt. Char., 941-764-8440 Nutrition Class, 6 wk. nutritional series.Learn how a plant strong diet helps reverse and prevent disease. Cost $175.00 Mahjong @ Faith, All are Welcome! Join the fun in this fascinating game, MondayÂs @ 11am,Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr, PG 33950 Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch;3pm Tiki open;4-7Music/ MichaelHirst;4:30-7:30ChickenNite;710Karaoke/BillyG@25538ShorePG6372606;mbrs&gsts PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Early birds 5 to 6pm Jackpot Bingos 6-10pm, Food available 4-6pm Bar BingoÂ…Am Leg 110, Bar Bingo Â… Specials, Hot Ball Â… Open to Public Â… Starts at 6:00 Ceremonial Gathering, Sacred Ceremonial Gathering, May 14th, 6 Â… 7:30pm, $18, The Yoga Sanctuary, 941-505-9642 Readers Theater, Free performance by Lemon Bay Playhouse Readers Theater Troupe, 6-7 pm at Copperfish Books 103 W Marion Ave, PG 205-2560 TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Wood Carving Club, Charlotte County Wood Carvers, 8-noon, at Punta Gorda Boat Club, W. Retta Esplanade, all welcome to visit and enjoy. SUNDAY Eagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public Mothers Day Yoga, Englewood Beach Mothers Day Yoga & Crystal Bowls, All are Welcome 8:30am 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 Chicken bbq, Masons Delicious Chicken BBQ. 11:30 am 1 pm. 265 Pine St. $10 donation. 941-525-7212. PUBLIC INVITED MotherÂs Day CKN BBQ, BBQ Chicken Dinner and a rose for Mom on Sunday 11:30-1pm $10 @ 295 Pine St Englewood Masonic Lodge #360 941-475-9211 MotherÂs Day, MotherÂs Day Service honoring all MotherÂs alive or deceased at 2pm. Light buffet follows Rotonda Elks Sunday Blue Plate, Meatloaf Vfw Auxiliary 550 N. Mccall Rd. Englewood 4:00 6:00 Pm. Dine In Or Carry Out, $6.00 Public Welcome Fellowship Church YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. ItÂs held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 Bar Bingo, Bar Bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Get Lucky and enjoy the crowd. AL Post 113 Rotonda West. MONDAY Wings & Dancing, Wings, dry & wet, salads, burgers & more 5-7:30pm Music: Black Velvet 6-9pm Rotonda Elks, members&guests Crafting, Help us to craft items; bring lunch, we supply dessert at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St. 9:30 12:30 681-2048. Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play! Partners in Play, Share meaningful play with your child ages 05 limit 12 families 10:15 or 11:45 Elsie Quirk Lib 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Pickleball (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 1-4p, 941-861-1980. Cost: $2. This session is Open Play Read w/ Dogs, Read w/ Dogs Ages 5-11 3:30 pm Elsie Quirk Library 100 W. Dearborn St. Englewood 941-861-5000 Ayce Spaghetti, Spaghetti and Salad Bar only $8.00. Also on Monday night we will have Open Mic in the lounge. 3436 Indiana Rd. Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 Orchid Meeting, Orchid meeting at Christ Lutheran, 701 N. Indiana Ave. Englewood, 6:309:00pm, SpeakerDonn Smart, Call: 941-697-9237 AMVETS Post 777, Member meeting. Election results. Social hour. All veterans, new members welcome. 941 830-5082 TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Badminton, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9-10a. $2 to play! Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play! Line Dancing, Dance with Harry to country, pop & standards at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St. 10-11am, $3, 474-1438. Auxilry Penny Bingo, Post #1 13, Rotonda W..every Tues..11:30 am-3:00 pm..lots of fun..call 697-9991--Open to Public! Pickleball (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 1-4p, 941-861-1980. Cost: $2. This session is Open Play H2U Tuesday Cards, Play 4 types of cards. Bring friends. Play games of your choice. Free. Englewood Hospital Caf. 1:30-4:00 RSVP: 473-3919 WEDNESDAYTaco Bar is Back, Taco Salad, Tacos, Nachos, Burritos & more 5-7pm DJ Mike Quiet Fire, spinning tunes Rotonda Elks members&guests H2U Walk 15 Class, Movements w/music. All ages & fitness levels. Join us from 8:30-9:20 am. Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Dr, $4 RSVP: 473-3919 Line Dancing, 9-30 to 11-30 American Legion Post 113 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941 697 8733 TODAY AMVETS 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 Only $7:00 $1.00 Bloody Marys Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 AMVETS 312 Brunch, 10:00-2:00 Roast Beef & Ham Din.Free to Amvets mothers $15 to guests Kids $8 pub welc 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Open 10am-8pm, MotherÂs Day Breakfast 9am-11am, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 AMVETS 2000 Special, SonÂs of Amvets honoring Mothers by hosting MotherÂs Day Dinner 2-4pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, CANCELLATION in honor of MOTHERSÂS DAY Fellowship Church YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. ItÂs held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 MONDAY Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Come & join Brenda & class for a good workout. Mahjongg, 9 am-12:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Learn something new. Willing to teach. VBS Register NOW, NPCUCC, 3450 S. Biscayne, VBS-Age 5-grade 5,June 18-22nd, 8:3012noon, M-F, all faiths welcome. Register now! North Port VFW, Members & Guests. Wings 5-7, Q-7PM, Music by Mike & Co 6:30-9:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Mosquito Info, Learn how to prevent mosquito breeding sites. 11 am. Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Ln, 861-1740 North Port Moose, Wings for lunch and dinner with hot opened face turkey sandwich! Queen is at 6! 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 this is the place to be Rummikub, 1-4 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Like cards but not holding them? This is played with tiles. AMVETS 2000, Activity Committee meeting @ 5pm. Darts, chips & dips @ 7pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Night $2 Margaritas Great food Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 TOPS 0123, Stop by TOPS for serious weight loss. Methodist Church on Wesley Ave every Tuesday at 8:00 am 423-8676 Nancy VBS Register NOW, NPCUCC, 3450 S. Biscayne, VBS-Age 5-grade 5,June 18-22nd, 8:30-noon, M-F, all faiths welcome.Register now! Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 If you like scrabble come join in the fun. Mahjong, 10 am-2 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Learn something new. Willing to teach. North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Taco Tuesday 11-2, Euchre 12-4, $0.25 off drafts, domestic btls & wells, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 AMVETS 2000 Special, KristaÂs Coney Dogs or Chili Dogs Special 11am till 2pm. only $2. 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 North Port Moose, Happy hour starts at 3! Pork chops and shepherd pie dinner special, 14156 tamiami trl NP AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Phillys&Wings Join us Public welcome 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 Youth Boxing, 6 p.m. Tues/ Thurs. Morgan Center. 6207 W. Price Blvd North Port. USA Boxing. Work ethic. 239-292-9230. $10. WEDNESDAY Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Come & join Brenda & class for a good workout. VBS Register NOW, NPCUCC, 3450 S. Biscayne, VBS-Age 5-grade 5,June 18-22nd, 8:3012noon, M-F, all faiths welcome. Register now! Amateur Radio Club, North Port Amateur Radio Club, Coffee Break. All Welcome. 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Page 22 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 SARASOTA Â„ The Sarasota County School Board will look at a charter school application for State College of Florida Collegiate School at Venice during a workshop Tuesday. SCF already operates a collegiate school at its main Bradenton campus, which opened in 2010. The school is looking to replicate the same model for Venice, sharing space on the campus. The collegiate school allows for high school students to graduate with an associates in arts upon completing their high school diploma. According to board documents, the application for SCF was filed in March and the aim for the school opening is for the 201920 school year. Â€Â€Â€ The agenda for Tuesday also includes a revised discussion of a few board operating procedures. One of the most notable changes is board members will be required to have district cell phones now. The district until recently allowed board members to choose whether they wanted a district cell phone or not. There will be a review of board policy affecting the Freedom Festival and its participants. During the May 1 School Board meeting, the board made an exception to allow the North Port Area Republicans and the North Port Democratic club set up booths at this yearÂs Freedom Festival held July 4 as an annual North Port celebration at North Port High School. The groups had been halted from setting up a booth since it would violate Policy 2.51, although previously the groups had been allowed to participate. The workshop will seek to clarify the policy. The Sarasota County School Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for its monthly workshop 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, as well as on the districtÂs website www. sarasotacountyschools. net. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNew charter school eyed for SCF-VeniceBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER NEW SPOT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSSCF-Venice is looking to replicate the same model it has at its Bradenton, sharing space on the campus with high school and college students. The collegiate school allows for high school students to graduate with an associates in arts upon completing their high school diploma. According to board documents, the application for SCF was filed in March and the aim for the school opening is for the 2019-20 school year. PUNTA GORDA Â„ It was a banner evening Wednesday for the Kiwanis Foundation of Charlotte County at the foundationÂs scholarship awards ceremony at the First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda. The April 9 ceremony marked the Â“rst time the foundation passed $100,000 in one year for scholarships for area high school students; the Â“rst time in its 35-year history that its historical total of scholarships awarded passed $1 million, and the Â“rst time a former KFCC scholarship recipient addressed the ceremony. Twenty-three students from Charlotte and Port Charlotte High Schools, Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School and the Virtual School were awarded scholarships during the ceremony, based on grades, interviews and Â“nancial need, with some scholarships renewable if students keep their grades up. The alumna speaker was Punta Gorda native Saletta Coleman-Pierce, a 1996 graduate of Charlotte High School, where she was a student council ofÂ“cer, excelled in mock trial competition, was news anchor for the schoolÂs station WCHS and a student contributor to the Charlotte Sun and Anne HendersonÂs WCCF radio show. She then attended Howard University, where she studied broadcast journalism. She awed the attendance of students and their families, recounting her career that included working with CBS NewsÂ Â60 MinutesÂŽ and ÂFace the Nation,ÂŽ and on the movie set of ÂBelovedÂŽ with Oprah Winfrey. In her address, she began by lauding not only the award recipients, but also Âthe people in the audience who made it all possible, parents, grandparents. You are to be congratulated for raising outstanding young people,ÂŽ ColemanPierce said. ÂYou are a blessing. It all started with you.ÂŽ Her success, she said, was due to Âalways chasing dreams. I was involved in everything I could Â“nd, to volunteer, to create greater opportunities for me.ÂŽ As a result, she said, ÂI ended up in the real world before I graduated from high school. ÂI knew it was my time, so, friends, now itÂs your time,ÂŽ Coleman-Pierce added. ÂYou are a leader. YouÂve proven yourself and youÂve worked hard. After graduation should be the most exciting time of your life. You are coming of age in a most exciting generation, exciting because you can create your own wave.ÂŽ Dealing with the digital world, she said, Âyou have opportunities we did not have. Pursue a life that makes you happy. Look back and remember this night and those who helped you. Pull in another person. Encourage them to dream. I absolutely wish you the best in your journey.ÂŽ The keynote speaker was Robert M. Macomber, award-winning author of several novels, who grew up in Lee County and has traveled and lectured around the world. ÂYou are now where I once was,ÂŽ he told the students. ÂYou are surrounded by people who genuinely care about you. They are swelled with admiration for what you already have accomplished, and with hopes for what lies ahead. ÂThrough your dedication and perseverance to your studies, and in spite of all the obstacles in your way, you did it. YouÂve earned this special honor. No one can ever deny you the pride of your achievement,ÂŽ Macomber continued. ÂFuture generations will someday hear your story, and they will understand how the care and support of this community not only changed your life for the better, but theirÂs also. ÂPeople who arenÂt even alive yet will be inÂ”uenced by what is happening here tonight.ÂŽ His advice to the graduates: ÂHonor the people here tonight by someday reaching out and helping someone else who is starting out on their own quest for knowledge. Honor them by continuing to be an achiever, an independent thinker. Ask tough questions to make things happen, to solve problems, and always, for the rest of your life, seek more knowledge, no matter what obstacles might lie ahead.ÂŽKiwanis awards $100,000 in scholarshipsBy BILL JONESSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY BILL JONESRecipients of the Kiwanis Foundation of Charlotte CountyÂs scholarships gather for a photo at the recent awards ceremony. WATERLINE MAGAZINE is SHARK FISHINGYup! 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11Prepackaged meals that you prep, heat and eat have become a fallback for busy families, but many also make time for a hot new trend: Sunday brunch. Whichever you want, Englewood and North Port have you covered.Turbo by Tiff meal prep takes no excuses ÂI donÂt care if you die on this Â”oor, you better die looking good!ÂŽ roared Jillian Michaels, inches from a miserable contestantÂs face. The Â“tness guru of ÂThe Biggest LoserÂŽ took neither prisoners nor excuses. A trainer from hell, she mercilessly Â”ogged 10 more pushups out of scores of pallid, perspiring contestants. Viewers ate it up, delighted to have someone telling them what to do to get results. The show was nevertheless canceled last year in a Â”urry of negative press about diet pills, malnutrition and dehydration Â„ not to mention weight that didnÂt stay lost. The health conscious of Englewood have their own trainer telling them what to do to get results. But Tiffany Karamitsos certiÂ“ed personal trainer and nutritionist at Body Shaping Fitness doesnÂt threaten a workout from hell. She actually listens to clients and works with them. Where Jillian Michaels got it wrong was insisting that grueling workouts do most of the work losing weight. ThatÂs why every Biggest Loser gained it back, plus some. What it really takes, according to Karamitsos and other experts, is the hard work of adopting new eating habits. ÂYou always hear, ÂItÂs 20 percent kitchen, 80 percent gym.Â No, itÂs not! ItÂs 95 percent kitchen,ÂŽ she said. Shortly after husband Nick Âs parents moved their 30-year-old GreekAmerican eatery, renamed A & B Restaurant into the location that they now own on North Indiana Avenue, Tiff began crafting healthyfoods subsections for its menu. Her meal prep business began with a personal training client who wanted to lose weight. ÂI wrote out plans for her, but when she claimed she didnÂt cook, I told her, ÂOkay, IÂll cook it for you.Â I brought her a weekÂs worth of food, she lost three pounds and she said, ÂSo what are you going to cook for me next week?ÂÂŽ Turbo by Tiff meal prep is now in its second year, serving everyone from bodybuilders to a local truck driver who stopped eating truck-stop food and lost nearly 50 pounds on TiffÂs prepackaged meals. ÂItÂs for everybody and anybody. I work with diabetics, with chefs who donÂt want to cook when they get home, with hectic moms and dads who end up going to McDonaldÂs,ÂŽ she said. ÂYouÂre actually going to pay more for fast food or groceries than eating the nutritious foods in my meals. You donÂt have to use them all the time, either. You can order just once in a while.ÂŽ Tiff also conducts nutritional seminars for local businesses, in doctorsÂ ofÂ“ces and at the restaurant. To do Turbo by Tiff, customers go to her website (www.turbobytiffmealprep.com), build meals and order online. There are changing weekly specials, salads, quiches, bowls and bakes. Everything comes fresh, never frozen, in tightly sealed, microwave-safe containers, but there are also aluminum options for those who donÂt believe in nuking. Shelf life, except for salads, is one week. Orders placed by Friday at www. turbobytiffmealprep. com, can be picked up Sunday night or Monday at A & B Restaurant (941-460-6778), 264 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, where TiffanyÂs Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and dinner ($-$$) are also on the menu Wednesday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday and Monday to 2 p.m. Tapas is the new brunch If you picture tapas as pt-smeared bruschetta sitting atop a glass of wine, you might be surprised at what else Chef Bob Moltzan is whipping up at North PortÂs Tapas 1 There are small plates for sure, but the menu constantly changes to keep up with the chefÂs hyperactive imagination. After the resounding success of sold-out wine dinners covering cuisine from Italy and Spain to Asia, Moltzan has expanded his menu offerings again, now providing the only Sunday brunch in the Toledo Blade area. HeÂs so good at bacon, eggs and everything else that heÂs started serving brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including biscuits and Italian sausage gravy, breakfast paella, quiches, fresh-baked mufÂ“ns and scones, French toast with bacon or sausage and eggs, and coffee, mimosas and Sangria to wash it all down with. Tapas 1 ($), 941-876-3404, 1083 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., (in Shoppes at North Port), reopening from spring cleaning on Sunday, May 13, is open Wednesday and Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Send restaurant and bar news and recommendations to columnist Sue Wade at suewade47@aol. com. Average price ranges are $ = inexpensive (under $10), $$ = moderate ($11-$30), and $$$ = pricey (over $30), including tip and beverage.Turbo for lunch, tapas for brunch SUN PHOTO BY SUE WADEIs this your idea of tapas? ItÂs Tapas 1Âs idea of brunch. Local RE/MAX Palm Realtor John Rawlings and wife Karie enjoy Quiche Florentine and Chicken ÂnÂ Waes, whose secret lling is fried chicken transformed into chicken salad. SUN PHOTO BY SUE WADENick and Tiany Karamitsos do TiÂs meal preparation at the familyÂs A & B Restaurant in Englewood.PHOTO PROVIDEDTurbo by Ti build-your-own meals oer a variety of 4-, 5-, or 6-ounce proteins, starches, and veggies. SueWADECOLUMNISTTHE SCENE WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licensesÂ€ Cynthia Ivelisse Malave of Port Charlotte, and Antonio Russi of Port Charlotte Â€ Michael Albert Hanifan of Port Charlotte, and Carrie-Ann Eleanor Brenner of Port Charlotte Â€ Ewa Zabielska of North Port, and Hector Wilfredo Hilario of North Port Â€ Joan Ryan of Punta Gorda, and George Stephens Pruitt of Punta Gorda Â€ Helen Louise Michaels of North Port, and Bill Terry Vancalbergh of Port Charlotte Â€ Ashley Elizabeth Andreu of Punta Gorda, and James Robert Daughtry of Punta Gorda Â€ Corey Lee Wainwright of North Port, and Angela Tena Nickles of North Port Â€ Brian Curtis Lutz of Cape Coral, and Mylene Vergara Dayrit of Cape Coral Â€ Stephen Hunter Lundgren of Port Charlotte, and Tori Anne Morgan of Port Charlotte Â€ Jesse John Benitez of Port Charlotte, and Manichanh Ornelas of Port Charlotte Â€ Martin Eugene Richarz of North Port, and Diana Marie Reardon of North Port Â€ Michael Ray Perry of Punta Gorda, and Kristin Lee Schatzel of Punta Gorda Â€ Kristen Nicole Hume of North Port, and Clark Christopher Bovee of North Port Â€ Ronald Eugene Needham of Englewood, and Deborah Lee Needham of Englewood Â€ Rodolfo Fernandez of Cape Coral, and Yadira Martinez of Cape Coral Â€ Kayla Rose Oxenham of Port Charlotte, and Stephen Michael Wade Burnett of Port Charlotte Â€ Emilie Jean Young of Port Charlotte, and Edward Charles Marz of Port Charlotte Â€ Charles David Freed of Rotonda West, and Deanna Day McGurer of Rotonda West Â€ Nataisha Tyisha Grant of Lehigh Acres, and Kerman Daren Elbert of Lehigh Acres Â€ John Russell Calver of Port Charlotte, and Patricia Joy Shaw of Port Charlotte Â€ Richard Daniel Terpstra of Port Charlotte, and Barbara Lynne Limbaugh of Port Charlotte Â€ Jeanne Mary Anderson of Port Charlotte, and Joseph Michael Delauro of Port Charlotte Â€ Shane Patrick Gorry of Charleston, S.C., and Jamie Braden Italiano of Charleston, S.C. 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Page 24 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12When was the last time you got a letter from someone? Not an email, tweet, or post on Facebook Â„ a real letter, thoughtfully written, put into an envelope, stamped and mailed to you. Just you, as a special person Â„ not on a forward list and one of hundreds of so-called ÂfriendsÂŽ getting the same thing. I get nine letters a month. I write nine letters a month. My friend in San Francisco and I exchange two letters a week and have done so since the 1970s. We both have email, Facebook and unlimited long distance, some of which we use to update a situation mentioned in the most recent letter. People are astounded that we still write. I feel as if I know the circles of friends and activities she has in her condo, improv group, writing group and family. We have ID tags for ÂcharactersÂŽ who share the same names. There is LA John, who plays guest roles on TV shows. IÂm always given a headÂs up to look for him when his spots are aired. There is actor John who wants to be an actor, but hasnÂt been as lucky as LA John. Here in our neck of the woods, I have Philo John, music John and poet John. The letters are more like old-timey phone calls to a close friend or neighbor used to be. ÂThe electrician came Thursday and ÂƒÂŽ ÂYou wonÂt believe what crazy thing the HOA wants to do now ÂƒÂŽ ÂI didnÂt have anything to do Wednesday before the meeting so I decided to see a movie. It was worse than I expected, but it killed the two hours so I didnÂt have to drive back home then back to the meeting.ÂŽ Fortunately, we are like-minded in politics and can vent and rage to our heartsÂ content without anyone caring. We share hopes, dreams and aspirations for the country, humanity and our own little circle of friends. We often mention the fact that as soon as we mailed a letter, we thought of something else and started a new one. We each mail a letter on Monday and another on Thursday. When things go well with the postal service and no holidays interfere, we get mail on those same days. She knows how much I love writing these articles in the Sun about writing and the groups and organizations around here that encourage writing, but this will be the Â“rst article I cut out and mail to her. The letters sometimes have mini dramas that are no deeper than the issues involved in purchasing a new sofa, or as deep as fearing your child is heading for a divorce. (Both those situations ended happily.) I also exchange regular letters with my childhood and life-long Âbestie,ÂŽ as well as with a teacher with whom I worked for 15 years in Atlanta. Each of the three friends love the Âmail callsÂŽ and now we decorate the envelopes and have extra fun with that creative outlet. IÂll bet there is someone you would love to Âtalk withÂŽ and share things you feel by putting it all on paper and Â“nd the joy and therapy in writing real, chatty, thoughtful letters. Make the first move, write a real letter. Postage is 47 cents and the joy of receiving a letter priceless. Letter writing has been a means of advancing plots in stories throughout the years. Two years ago, Jonathan Russell Clark blogged the following: ÂThe epistolary novel, even the very term, smacks of anachronistic formality Â„ one might expect characters to Âcall uponÂ one another in such stories. But the letter form offers fiction writers all kinds of fascinating angles through which to not only observe characters but to present them. If I begin reading a novel and the first thing I come across is a salutation, I immediately have to figure out: Who wrote the letter? To whom are they writing? What is their relationship? And why is the person writing? These are dramatic questions for a reader to be asking, and all this just from the sight of ÂDear ÂƒÂÂŽ Some epistolary novels you may be familiar with include: Â€ Alice Walker, ÂThe Color PurpleÂŽ Â€ Brian Stoker, ÂDraculaÂŽ Â€ C.S. Lewis, ÂThe Screwtape LettersÂŽ Â€ Stephen King, ÂCarrieÂŽ This summer, write someone a letter, and donÂt forget to visit one of the local groups for writers. OWOW which meets the second and fourth Saturdays (today and May 26, this month) at 11 a.m. in the Englewood Library, 3450 N. Access Road, next to Tringali. It explores such ideas as using letters to advance plots. Support you local author, Ed White, whose latest book ÂAdult Entertainment & RoosterÂs Deadly Game,ÂŽ is available at CopperÂ“sh Books in Punta Gorda, on Amazon, or from Ed directly at the Suncoast WritersÂ Guild meeting at 10:30 a.m. May 19 Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Sit right down and write a letter Tammie Diehl Heron Creek Middle School celebrated moms on Thursday morning, at the school cafeteria, with mufÂ“ns and juices. Several mothers of area students stopped to enjoy the treats before beginning their day.HeronÂs Creek celebrates MotherÂs Day Jessica Goion with her Heron Creek Middle School sixthgrader, Rowan. Berkeling Franco and her twin boys, Daniel and David, seventh-graders at Heron Creek Middle School. Kay Rampersad and her daughter, Kara Parsotan, seventhgrader, during the Muns for Moms event. Courtney Miller and her daughter Kayla, a sixth-grader at Heron Creek Middle School, take part in a MotherÂs Day event at the school. Nevaeh Campos, a seventh-grader, accompanied by her grandmother, Julie Drake. Angela Delagrange and her son, sixth-grader, Tyson. William Bonser, a Heron Creek Middle School seventh-grader, and his mother, Tamy, enjoyed an early morning activity together at the school for MotherÂs Day.SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYAThree generations of one family celebrated MotherÂs Day at Heron Creek Middle School on Thursday, including Jennifer and Kayla Johnston (sixth-grader); Jordan Wager (sixth-grader) and Mary Ann Johnston.
DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeWith spring in full swing and summer coming up next month, itÂs time to think about fun in the sun. So load up the car with a well-stocked picnic basket, cooler, blanket, Frisbees and footballs and get out there Âƒ Wait! HavenÂt you forgotten something? ItÂs Melanoma May, so go back in the house and get your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. And donÂt stay out there too long. If you live in Florida, you probably know that the sunÂs ultraviolet (UVB) radiation can cause skin cancer. The UVB rays damage the DNA in the epidermis, a thin layer that provides a protective covering of skin cells. Melanoma May is Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic SurgeryÂs annual promotion offering free skin cancer screenings at all 37 of its Florida ofÂ“ces. The locations are all up and down the state, from Zephyrhills south to Port Charlotte on the west coast and from Delray Beach to Miami on the east coast. In our area, Riverchase has ofÂ“ces in Port Charlotte, Arcadia, Englewood, North Port and Venice. To schedule a free skin cancer screening at the location nearest you, Â“ll out the form found at www.riverchase dermatology.com under ÂeventsÂŽ or call 800-591-3376. ÂWe usually get a sizable number of patients during Melanoma May,ÂŽ said Ryan S. Jawitz, D.O., FAOCD, FAAD, a board certiÂ“ed dermatologist based at the Riverchase ofÂ“ces in North Port (Bobcat Village and North Port Commons), Venice and Sarasota. ÂOccasionally, weÂll Â“nd melanomas or other cancers, and weÂll let those patients know when they can come back and get treatedÂŽ Skin cancer typically occurs in the three main types of cells found in the epidermis: Squamous cells, which lie just below the outer surface and function as the skinÂs inner lining; basal cells, which produce new skin cells and sit beneath the squamous cells, and melanocytes, which produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its normal color, and are located in the lower part of the epidermis. Get screened for skin cancer during ÂMelanoma MayÂMEARNS | 7There are numerous beneÂ“ts when seniors and technology come together, but the side effects that come from repetitive motion and poor posture can lead to aches and pains. ÂWe get a few patients who develop injuries from these activities,ÂŽ says Arlen Maunahan, an occupational therapist at Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. She is part of 140,000 occupational therapists and assistants that bring their profession to the forefront during Occupational Therapy (OT) Month in April. Practitioners in OT enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and preventÂ„or live better withÂ„injury, illness, or disability. ItÂs the only profession with explicit focus on optimizing the functions of an individual to participate in their everyday lives. Occupational therapy practitionersÂ focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to Â“t the person. Anything a patient uses by hand (cell phone, tablet, laptop) can be altered for each particular need. An occupational therapist works on designing and modifying workplace and environment to avoid injury. They also work on adapting tools, such as pens, pencils and utensils, to drive the return of function, strength and sensation. Making tools larger or padding a handle for easier hold, securing a cuff to the hand or grip tape so that it sticks to the hand for a more secure grasp are just a few ways OT can help. ÂOnce we customize the gadget, we then have to teach the best way to modify your function with the device,ÂŽ Maunahan says. That means if you have thumb pain while texting, you may need to use Â“ngers to text, or use a stylus. To avoid symptoms that include pain, popping, and a feeling that the Â“nger is locking when you bend or straighten it, OTs recommend using a light touch when pushing on a keyboard. ÂLearning how to use voice commands or obtaining a fatter stylus are good strategies that put less stress on the thumb joint,ÂŽ Maunahan says. Regarding carpal tunnel pain, OTs recommends setting up the workstation so that the wrists and forearms are parallel to the Â”oor. ÂWe also like patients to have their elbows relaxed and bent at a 90-degree angle at your wrist,ÂŽ says Maunahan. ÂIf you can use a vertical mouse and keep it in front, not to the side, the hand will be in a less stressful position,ÂŽ suggests Maunahan. For back, neck, and headache Â“xes, a physical therapist can bring resolve for those patients that are looking down at electronic gadgets for long periods. Bending the head down will stretch the muscles, Cures and surprising side eects from technology use SIDE | 3By LAUREEN ALBRECHTPORT CHARLOTTE REHABILITATION CENTERArthritis affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe. The Arthritis FoundationÂ¨ notes that more than 50 million adults in the United States have some type of arthritis, while the European League Against Rheumatism estimates that rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis affect more than 120 million people in the European Union. In Canada, the Canadian Community Health Survey found that 16 percent of Canadians age 15 and older were affected by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation notes that arthritis is not a single disease. In fact, the word arthritis is something of an umbrella term and an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. While these conditions may produce some common The various types of arthritis PROVIDED BY MCCTYPES | 2 PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe Arthritis Foundation notes that arthritis is not a single disease. In fact, the word arthritis is something of an umbrella term and an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. InÂ”ammation can affect anyone, and those who have battled it likely have nothing positive to say. But while few people may associate inÂ”ammation with something good, inÂ”ammation is actually a process by which the bodyÂs white blood cells and the substances those cells produce protect the body from infection at the hands of bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms. While inÂ”ammation is protective by nature, sometimes an inÂ”ammatory response is triggered by mistake. When that happens, the bodyÂs immune system, which is designed to protect the body, begins to damage its own tissues. The resulting symptoms of this faulty immune system response may include joint pain, joint stiffness, loss of function in the joints, and swelling of the joints. The dierences between hot and cold therapies PROVIDED BY MCCHOT | 3 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE Â€ PUNTA GORDA Â€ NORTH PORT Â€ ENGLEWOOD Â€ ARCADIA SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM
Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant email@example.com 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 email@example.com Fort Myers Daniel Dykes firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SundayÂs edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact feelingfit@ sun-herald.com or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitRuth Chisman celebrated her 104th birthday on Monday, May 7. She has been a resident of River Commons in Port Charlotte since Nov. 2010. Ruth was born on May 7, 1914, in New York and lived most of her life in Michigan before moving to Port Charlotte in 2005. Ruth celebrated her 104th with fellow residents of River Commons in Port Charlotte. Daughter, Marlene December and Ruth, celebrating her 104th birthday.104th birthdayPHOTOS BY SHERRI DENNIS PHOTOS BY SHERRI DENNISDaughter, Marlene December and Ruth, celebrating her 104th birthday. Ruth Chisman celebrated her 104th birthday on Monday, May 7. She has been a resident of River Commons in Port Charlotte since Nov. 2010. Ruth Chisman was born on May 7, 1914, in New York and lived most of her life in Michigan before moving to Port Charlotte in 2005. FEELING FIT 2 symptoms, such as swelling, pain and stiffness, learning to distinguish between some common types of arthritis can help men and women manage their conditions more effectively.OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis, which is sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease or OA,is the most common chronic condition of the joints. The symptoms of OA vary depending on the joints that are affected, but pain and stiffness, especially Â“rst thing in the morning or after resting, are common. OA can affect the hips, knees, Â“ngers, or feet, and those with OA may feel limited range of motion in their affected areas. Some with OA may hear clicking or cracking sounds when the affected joints bend, and pain associated with OA may be more intense after activity or toward the end of the day.Inflammatory arthritisInÂ”ammatory arthritis occurs when the immune system, which can employ inÂ”ammation to Â“ght infection and prevent disease, mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inÂ”ammation. Such a mistake can contribute to joint erosion and even organ damage. Psoriatic arthritis, which the Arthritis Foundation notes affects roughly 30 percent of people with psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis are two examples of inÂ”ammatory arthritis. Genetics and environmental factors, such as smoking, may trigger instances of inÂ”ammatory arthritis. Infectious arthritisBacterium, a virus or a fungus that enters the joint may trigger inflammation and lead to infection arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation notes that the most common bacteria to cause infection arthritis is staphylococcous aureus, or staph. The majority of infectious arthritis cases occur after an infection somewhere else in the body travels through the bloodstream to the joint, though some infections may enter the joint directly through a puncture wound near the joint or during surgery near the joint. Intense swelling and pain, typically in a single joint, are the most common symptoms of infectious arthritis, which is most likely to affect the knee, though it can affect the hips, ankles and wrists. Some people with infection arthritis may also experience fever and chills. Metabolic arthritisThe body produces uric acid to break down purines, a substance found in many foods and in human cells. But some people produce more uric acid than they need, which they then struggle to get rid of quickly. As a result, uric acid can build up. The Arthritis Foundation notes that this buildup can lead to the formation of needle-like crystals in the joints that cause sudden spikes of extreme pain. Arthritis can affect people of any age, race or gender. More information about the various types of arthritis is available at www. arthritis.org.TYPESFROM PAGE 1 Lung Cancer Support GroupThe group meets on the fourth Â”oor of the Medical OfÂ“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: Â€ June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-637-9575 or email icgarg@embarqmail. com.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.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.AlzheimerÂs support groupsThe AlzheimerÂs Associ ation 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 AlzheimerÂs Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area Â€ 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. Â€ 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area Â€ 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Â€ 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area Â€ 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.AlzheimerÂs Caregiver Support GroupThe AlzheimerÂs Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-4268349 to register.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information. SUPPORT GROUPSSacred Ceremonial GatheringThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, will host a sacred ceremonial gathering from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 14. Members of communities have been gathering for sacred and healing ceremonial rituals since ancient times. Led by Lisa and Gwen, this May we will gather on the New Moon to honor the important beginning of the monthÂs lunation cycle. Those who wish to accelerate the cleansing and release of that which no longer serves then, the asking for help or guidance, or the cherishing of gifts that have been given, will beneÂ“t from attending and participating in this ceremony. Cost is $18. Open to all. No experience necessary. For more information, call 941-505-9642.Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: The Heart of the VedasThe Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is considered the heart of the Vedas. It awakens the internal healing force, helping us to receive the full nourishment of any discipline undertaken for well-being. In this workshop, you will Â“rst explore the basics of the Vedic principles. You will then be led through the details of japa meditation Â„ silently or quietly chanting a mantra to oneself Â„ by working with the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra. Come experience the effects of this powerful healing mantra from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. Open to all levels: no meditation or yoga experience necessary. BYOM (Bring your own mala, if you have one). Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.The Art of Teaching People, not PosesThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda, will host a half-day intensive class that will explore the foundational and practical skills necessary to modify postures to meet the individual needs of the student in a group setting. Co-taught by Jennifer French, E-RYT 500, and Jaime Boswell, Yoga Therapist in Training, in this workshop you will learn to explore the essence of key poses and how to maintain that essence while modifying for various common challenges. This workshop is part of The Yoga SanctuaryÂs Mentoring Program and counts towards continuing education hours. Cost is $60. For more information, visit www. theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941-505-9642.Free YogaÂ€ Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6 p.m. 941-473-0135. Â€ Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Â€ Venice Beach Pavilion: Daily at 8 a.m. and Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Â€ North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. If you would like your yoga event added to our events, email feelingÂ“t@ sun-herald.com. YOGA Assisted Living License 12712 Assisted Living | Memory Support | Short-Term Stays6235 Hoffman Street | North Port, FL 34287 HEREYou areConvenience. Choice. Flexibility. 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 27 Monday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Â„ Stop the Bleed: What everyone should know to stop bleeding after an injury. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Learn the best ways to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop the bleed after an injury. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Â…Â„Stress Management: Using Self-help Techniques and Mindfulness Activities. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Learn coping skills for stress management and participate in a mindfulness activity. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show: Thursday, May 17, 8 a.m.: Stress Busting Techniques Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Â„ Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the Â“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. Saturday, May 19, 9: a.m. to 5 p.m. Â„ 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, May 19, 11 a.m. to noon Â„ 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, May 21, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Â„ Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnÂt 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, May 22, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Â„ 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 941-637-2450 to register. Tuesday, May 22, 6: p.m. to 8 p.m. Â„ 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, May 23, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Â„ Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms Â„ and momsto-be Â„ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941624-7214 to register. Wednesday, May 23, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Â„ What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical OfÂ“ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youÂre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right infor mation. ThatÂs 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. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESligaments, and tendons in your neck and upper back and likely lead to pain and can irritate the occipital nerve where the spine connects to the base of the skull. ÂThe best thing to do is to adjust your posture and pay attention to discomfort when using technology,ÂŽ says Catherine Mananita, physical therapist (PT) for Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. ÂThat means keeping your eyes parallel to the Â”oor instead of looking downward at your device,ÂŽ says Mananita. Adjusting the computer monitor so itÂs level with your gaze, or propping up handheld devices with adjustable stands so itÂs at eye level can lead to better posture. Mananita advises that patients take actions to prevent pain. ÂWe know that building and strengthening core posture muscles will better support the spine,ÂŽ she says. ÂThe more fit you are the less risk for developing neck or back pain.ÂŽ For more information about resolving pain with repetitive activity, ask your doctor. Ask if OT or PT can help bring relief. For more therapy information, call Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center at 941-235-8011. They are located at 25325 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte.SIDEFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT 3 None of those symptoms are comfortable, and people suffering from them may be on the lookout for ways to alleviate their pain and suffering. While anyone battling persistent inÂ”ammation should speak with their physicians to explore their treatment options, a preliminary search of how to best treat inÂ”ammation will no doubt turn up information about heat therapy and cold therapy. The following breakdown should not replace a physicianÂs advice, but it can help patients battling inÂ”ammation better understand both treatment options.Heat therapyAccording to the Merck Manual, a reference book for physicians and patients alike, heat works against inÂ”ammation by increasing blood Â”ow and making connective tissues more Â”exible. Heat also can be used to combat edema, a condition characterized by an excess of Â”uid in the tissues of the body. Upon application, heat can temporarily reduce pain and alleviate stiffness in the joints. Heat also may temporarily relieve muscles spasms. The Cleveland Clinic notes that heat can be effective at relieving pain associated with wornaway cartilage in the joints because it eases chronically stiff joints and relaxes tight muscles. In addition, moist heat can relax pai nful neck spasms linked to nerves or blood vessels in the head or pain emanating from muscles in the neck. Heat can be applied via hot packs, infrared heat, paraffin baths, and hydrotherapy.Cold therapyCold therapy, sometimes referred to as Âcryotherapy,ÂŽ can relieve pain associated with inflammation that has developed recently. Cold can help numb tissues and relieve muscle spasms and can also be used to alleviate pain associated with injuries. The Merck Manual notes that ice bags or cold packs can be used to apply cold. In addition, fluids that cool by evaporation, including ethyl chloride, may be applied topically. Some medicines may interact with ethyl chloride spray, so inflammation sufferers should consult their physicians before applying such sprays. According to the Cleveland Clinic, ice can be used to calm flare-ups and numb pain associated with chronic, inflammatory arthritis. Ice also can ease inflammation and numb pain linked to pulled muscles or injured tendons. Pain and inflammation resulting from the stretching or tearing of ligaments in the joints may also be eased by applying ice to the affected area. Heat and cold therapies can effectively combat symptoms associated with inflammation, but such treatments should always be discussed with a physician before being instituted.HOTFROM PAGE 1 Less waiting where it matters most Â… our emergency room.*Medical professionals may include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.In a medical emergency, every minute matters. So, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, youÂll Â“nd faster care in the emergency room. We work diligently to have you initially seen by a medical professional* in 30 minutes Â… or less. 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Page 28 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 MEDICAL2030 CNAÂs, HHAÂs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information Douglas T. Jacobson State VeteransÂ Home5 Star Deficiency Free Facility is looking for you! We want caring healthcare professionals to be part of our team. FULL TIME or PART TIMENURSES Â… CNAÂs Â…FOOD SUPPORT WORKERS941-613-0919Online: www.peoplefirst.myflorida.com LPN/MA NEEDED Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics is Looking for a Full Time Employee. Must be a Team Player. Flexible Working Conditions with Competitive Salary & Benefits. Please Fax Resume: 941-629-4701 Attn: Tina or Email to; email@example.com SOLARIS HEALTHCAREis now HiringNURSE 3-11PM CNAs 3-11PM Weekend Supervisor$2000 Sign on BONUS!! 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LH unit 16Â $2,000, OBO 585-469-1707 FEELING FIT 4Local OB/GYN and team join Bayfront Health Medical GroupLocal obstetrician and gynecologist Charlene Okomski, D.O., CertiÂ“ed Nurse Midwife (CNM) Sukdai Mangru, and Valerie Dorn, ARNP, have joined Drs. Jennifer DÂAbarno, Ruben Guzman, Hernn Fuentes, as well as the entire Bayfront Health Medical Group team. With this addition, Bayfront Health Medical Group now has two ofÂ“ces in Port Charlotte, one in North Port and one in Arcadia offering obstetric and gynecological services. Dr. Okomski, Sukdai and Valerie all specialize in care that ranges from annual womenÂs checkups, labor and delivery and preventative care to the treatment of menopausal symptoms, incontinence and more. ÂAlthough our practice name has changed, patients will still receive the same great care at the same convenient location,ÂŽ says Dr. Okomski. ÂWe plan to stay in our current ofÂ“ce at 2484 Caring Way, Suite D, Port Charlotte, and our phone number will remain the same. We are excited to be members of Bayfront Health Medical Group and look forward to continuing to provide women with excellent patient care in a professional and comfortable environment.ÂŽ With this addition, Bayfront Health Medical Group now has four caring OB/GYNs, a nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, and four convenient locations providing obstetric and gynecologic services: Â€ 3067 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1, Port Charlotte 941-766-0400 Â€ 2484 Caring Way, Suite D, Port Charlotte 941-205-2666 Â€ 15061 Tamiami Trail, North Port 941-423-5035 Â€ 1012 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia 863-494-2663 And coming June 2018, a new location in North Port. Dr. Okomski, Sukdai and Valeria are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 941-2052666. For more information, visit www.Bayfront HealthMedGroup.com.Florida Skin Center Opens Office with Mohs Surgical Suites in Punta GordaFlorida Skin Center has opened a fourth location at 329 East Olympia Avenue in Punta Gorda. The hours of operation at the new ofÂ“ce are Monday through Thursday from 7:35 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., with aesthetic services after 4:30 p.m. by appointment. Friday hours run from 7:35 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday morning services are also available by appointment only. The two-story, 7,000-square-foot building features a Mohs surgical center with six specially-designed Mohs suites that provide comfort and amenities to patients. Each surgical guest suite includes a gourmet coffee and tea bar, juice, water, and other beverages, plus hot snack items from a microwave oven. Patients can also enjoy music and a high-deÂ“nition television in their suite where they remain for the entire visit, as well as have unprecedented access to service with same-week Mohs surgery and g eneral dermatology appointments. The interior of the building is meant to resemble a Â“ve-star spa and is an unconventional physician ofÂ“ce with tile Â”oors, marble and granite countertops, as well as wood cabinetry and other accents found in Florida Skin CenterÂs three other Southwest Florida locations. Likewise, guest amenities range from spacious lounge areas and examination rooms, to high-deÂ“nition televisions and Wi-Fi in the lounge and examination rooms, to a warm-towel greeting, as well as a coffee, tea and juice bar and diffused air throughout the facility. Handicap parking and access is available in front of the building. The parking lot behind the main building accommodates approximately 18 vehicles, with 18 additional parking spaces available in an asphalt lot directly behind the satellite ofÂ“ce at 325 Hargreaves Avenue. The exterior of the main building has been painted, and landscape improvements will also be made. Restoration to the adjoining satellite ofÂ“ce is expected to follow the grand opening of the main building. As Florida Skin Center begins a long-term relationship with the residents of Charlotte County, we look forward to introducing them to dermatological care that they cannot possibly Â“nd anywhere else in the area,ÂŽ said Anais Aurora Badia, M.D., D.O., Founder. ÂThis up-to-the-minute facility and its optimal staff, including Dr. Chetan Vedvyas who joins us as the Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, are sure to set a new standard in quality skin care for this growing market.ÂŽ To schedule an appointment with a Florida Skin Center provider, call 239-561-3376.Frantz Cosmetic Center launches Frantz Skincare Advantage The Frantz Cosmetic Center is pleased to announce the addition of their new skincare line, the Frantz Skincare Advantage. The exclusive line was designed by Dr. William Ehrlich, Cosmetic & Facial Surgeon at Frantz Cosmetic Center, to Â“ght the signs of aging as well as to treat acne. ÂWe are excited to be able to offer our patients these new products,ÂŽ said Dr. Ehrlich. ÂThroughout our lives, we have been exposed to the sun and environment, gone through hormonal changes, and experienced stress that contribute to the signs of aging.ÂŽ The Frantz Skincare Advantage line improves skin function, minimizes the signs of premature aging and helps your skin look and act younger and healthier. The new skincare line includes Green Tea Calming Serum, to reduce the signs of redness and inÂ”ammation as well as the appearance of Â“ne lines and wrinkles; BB Cream with Green Tea and Broad Spectrum SPF 50; Sheer Physical SPF 50+; Intensifying Hydrating Serum, made of pure hyaluronic serum that quenches dry skin; TransRetinol Fusion, to repair photo damage, dry and aging skin; Green Tea Calming Mist, to soothe, calm and refresh; Age Defense Neck Lift Cream;and Clarifying Cleansers for acne, normal and oily skin. Frantz Skincare Advantage offers the quality you expect from a luxury skincare line for a fraction of the price. For a limited time, Frantz Cosmetic Center is offering 15 percent off their BB cream and Sheer Physical Sunscreen. To learn more about the Frantz Skincare Advantage System, schedule a complimentary consultation at Frantz Cosmetic Center by calling 239-418-0999 or visiting BetterVision.net.Bayfront Health Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda volunteers neededDo you love helping others, serving and giving back to people in need? Make a difference in the lives of patients, families and visitors and become a volunteer at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda. We are recruiting volunteers for many different positions, including: care ambassadors, couriers, front desk information, nursing support, clerical volunteers, departure services, emergency room volunteers, and golf cart drivers. If you have four hours per week to share with others, please call 941-637-2570 for more information.Englewood Community Hospital presents National WomanÂs Health WeekEnglewood Community Hospital is hosting an event for the annual National W omanÂs Health Week to raise awareness about important womanÂs health needs in Orthopedics, Skin Care, Healthy Diet, Exercise, Healthy Heart and Breast Care. At this event you will have access to mini makeovers, skin care tips, a dietitian with health tips for staying hydrated and eating healthy foods, yoga and Walk 15 exercise demonstrations, Heart Healthy WomanÂs tips with blood pressure screenings and Breast Care information. Also, there will be two Guest Speakers: Dr. Tammy Birbeck, GYN will speak on ÂPreventative Screenings for Women of All AgesÂŽ and Dr. Tracy Ng, Orthopedic Surgeon will speak on ÂCommon Orthopedic Injuries in WomenÂŽ. A light lunch will be served during guest speaker presentations. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. RSVP by calling 941-473-3919 or online at Englewood CommHospital.com.Sustainable Weight Loss and Improved Mental ClarityChrisanna Harrington-Wright, Registered Dietitian and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, will host a bring your own brown bag lunch lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at 252 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda (in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room). This is a free lecture for anyone who is struggling with weight loss, Yo-Yo Dieting, Diabetes Type 2, even people who have had gastric surgery and are still struggling with their weight. Learn the secret to sustainable weight loss and also learn how your weight can lead to inflammation and dementia and how to prevent this disease process. For more information or to register, call 941-787-3525.H2U offers free estate planning seminarsFawcett Memorial HospitalÂs health and wellness initiative, is joining with Charlotte State Bank & Trust to present estate planning seminars. The public is invited to join H2U members for the seminars, which will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at H2U headquarters at the Promenades Mall, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 493, Port Charlotte (behind Winn-Dixie and next to the Charlotte County SheriffÂs D istrict 3 Office). Â€ Wednesday, May 16: How and When Power of Attorney is Used. Learn what activates the responsibilities of your agent in a power of attorney document. Review what he or she is responsible for and the skills they should have. Investigate the protections available for you and your assets. Â€ Tuesday, May 22: Are You Prepared for Disability or Incapacitation? Is your Power of Attorney valid in Florida? Does it name people you trust with your financial affairs? Is your health care surrogate form up to date with changes in the law? These and other issues will be addressed to ensure that your care and affairs will be handled according to your wishes. Although the seminars are free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling 941-624-4441. NEWS & NOTES WANTED 20 SENIORS!With little or no musical experience.>More6 WEEKS OF MUSIC LESSONS ONLY $20! adno=50534770 WeÂve Taught Thousands to Play! Includes all class materials, guest membership to all music club activities and FREE studio time! Learn the basic fundamentals of any keyboard style instrument. 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 On this MotherÂs Day, I wish to extend much gratitude and appreciation to all mothers across the globe. I would also like to reach out to Velma Plummer, a very special person, and hope that she continues to be strong as she struggles to overcome her bout with cancer. Beauty, according to the Encarta World English Dictionary 2001, is Âthe combination of qualities that make something pleasing and impressive to listen to, touch, or especially to look at.ÂŽ Beauty, therefore, is not simply the ÂsuperÂ“cial enhancement of oneÂs physical attractiveness.ÂŽ It is -in a sensemuch greater than Âskin deepÂŽ. The combination of qualities, essential for beauty to be realized, are quite deep rooted and help to deÂ“ne who we are and who we are not. That is a good thing! Imagine the many awful things that are possible when one is judged or accepted based on superÂ“cial characteristics such as skin color, hair texture and even the clothes you wear. Too often, when beauty is equated with superÂ“cial expressions, it becomes quite common for naturally pleasing and impressive individuals to become over shadowed by others who are of a superÂ“cial or questionable nature. Another disturbing result of our view of beauty, as a superÂ“cial phenomenon, has to do with how we perceive and accept the more senior members of our society. Individuals blessed with wisdom and the gift of longevity are, quite often, subjected to the scorn of a society that places too great an emphasis on being young, looking young, and staying young. We are now able to understand why so many people Â“nd it necessary to color their greying hair, cover the ÂunsightlyÂŽ blemishes and wrinkles on different parts of their bodies and ensure a mouth adorned with a full set of teeth; real or false. Like health, beauty is a holistic phenomenon. It is an expression of what we believe and what we think. It is also an expression of how we view ourselves and the rest of the world. Furthermore, it reÂ”ects how well we know ourselves and the amount of time and effort we put into making ourselves better. Finally, beauty is an expression of how we deal with other people and how we respond to situations we encounter in our lives. It is important for women, especially, to view beauty, not solely as a physical or superÂ“cial phenomenon, but as a holistic expression of their truest nature. Listed below are a number of tips that have helped others in the past to enhance their natural beauty. Many of these tips are based on the premise that any effort carried out to enhance ones beauty, should consider the internal state and functioning of the person involved.Tips to help enhance your natural beautyÂ€ Understand your true nature. See its worth. Accept it and use it to empower yourself. Â€ Strive always to let your speech and actions be governed by the high, spiritual principles of love, understanding and compassion. Â€ A mind not used is a mind abused. The mind works best when it is used to its fullest. Good memory, good judgement, ability to make decisions, and the capacity to think and be creative are the results of effort and practice. Make the best use of your mind and allow your brilliance to shine forth. Â€ Strive always to be in control of your emotions. The expression of negative emotions is a sure way of allowing others to see the ugly side of you. Â€ Practice daily meditation to gain control of your emotions, foster deep relaxation and strengthen and focus your mind. Â€ Be committed to the pursuit of Â“tness, good health and beauty. Â€ If at all possible, make use of inversion training. It has helped many to look much younger than their actual age. Â€ Strive always to be well groomed and excellent in appearance. Â€ Be positive in your attitude. Â€ Make use of good posture when standing, sitting and performing other actions. Â€ Ensure a personality that is based on friendliness, good attitude, self-control and good human relations. Â€ Ensure a voice that is pleasing and expressive. Â€ Make every effort to communicate and get along well with others. For you Â“tness and health needs, visit the Fitness Center at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County; 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, or call: 941625 4175, ext. 263.Enhancing your natural beauty: A message to womenBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYÂS FITNESS CENTER On April 21, more than 145 third through eighth grade girls from 12 Charlotte and DeSoto County area schools graduated from their after school training and life skills programs lining up to run and Â“nish the UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida 5K run at Charlotte High School, with the run also open to the public.The annual spring race is part of the Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida 5K Race Series, with 5K races in April and December of each year, all of which serve as primary fundraising tools for the nonproÂ“t organization. This transformational program has provided hundreds of elementary school girls with the opportunity to improve their self-esteem, conÂ“dence and gain valuable social and life skills. Roughly one-third of participants come from lower income and/or challenging home environments and through this after-school initiative, are provided with the opportunity to participate in a safe and interactive program that has proven to change girlsÂ lives for the better. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in the third through eighth grades. The girls are taught life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash conÂ“dence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and Â“tness. Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida is a subsidiary council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200 plus locations across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.Girls on the Run FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMA GARCIA It was a family aair for Troy Morgan, 8, and his sister Savannah, 11, who ran with their mom Shyla, and grandmother, Wanda Erickson. Stacie Sloan and her daughter Savannah, 10, have fun at the photo booth. Savannah ran representing East Elementary School. Fifteen-year-old Jacob Terrell of North Port, nished second overall. Neil Armstrong Elementary was one of many schools represented during Girls on the Run 5K. Jaelena King, 11, from Neil Armstrong Elementary School, right, receives colors in her hair painted by Sophia DiPietro, 15. Lexie Gerlach, 9 , left, and Claire Carpenter, 10, ran the 5K as part of Kingsway Elementary School. From left: Abbigail Lupe, 13, Camden Rack, 9, and Madison Munsey, 9, enjoy taking pictures with each other at the photo booth. Rack and Munsey represented Meadow Park Elementary School. The Welch sisters Maddison, 18, and Marina, 10, cross the nish line together placing 5th and 6th overall. Marina represented Myakka River Elementary School. Punta Gorda Police Department Chief Pam Davis, left, and City of Punta Gorda Fire Marshal Jen Molnar were guest starters at the 5K run. Scott Kook, 54, was the rst runner in with a time of 23:08, winning his rst-ever race. Runners make their way around the track at Charlotte High School. FEELING FIT 5 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=50534335
Page 30 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Commnity Clinic recently held its 2018 Spring Fling Luau. An evening of Hawaiian fun, including a traditional Luau feast, was held under the stars at beautiful, harborside Laishley Park. Entertainment, auctions, games with prizes, and tropical photo opportunities were all part of the evening that supports the mission of VBA Clinic and Pharmacy.Spring Fling Luau Suzanne Roberts, Chief Executive Ocer of the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, stopped for a portrait at the Clinic fundraiser Luau. Friends and associates gathered and recapped the fundraiser, as the event wound to a close. From the left: Clinic contributors Marilyn and Rick Thomas, Carolyn and Tom Freeland, and Robin Bayne; now member of the Board of Directors of Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic. Mark and Melissa Droner FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDEntertainment included traditional Hawaiian Fire Dancing. Dr. David Klein, Medical Director of the Virginia B. Andes Clinic with Mike Moses, Wellness Manager. FEELING FIT 6 Helping Hands SW FL LLC celebrated its 10th anniversary last month with a reception at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Melissa Lockhart founded the private duty, non-medical in home care referral company in 2008, recognizing a growing need for options among seniors who want to stay at home or Âage in place.ÂŽ ÂI am so proud to be able to say that I built Helping Hands from the ground up and today am able to help our seniors in Charlotte and surrounding counties remain independent at home,ÂŽ Melissa said. ÂI pride myself on being dedicated to my clients to ensure they are being treated with the highest level of respect and being matched with the best caregiver.ÂŽ Helping Hands is a licensed Nurse Registry with an ever-growing network of caregivers. These individuals are put a rigorous screening process, including a nationwide background check and Â“ngerprinting. ÂWe also do a stringent check of their credentials, references, and work history,ÂŽ Melissa said. ÂWe get to know each potential caregiverÂs strengths so they can be assigned to the client that will beneÂ“t the most.ÂŽ Helping Hands serves Charlotte, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, Desoto, Glades and Hendry counties, providing both temporary and long-term care. Staff is available 24/7 and Melissa will speak with clients and their families anytime. For additional information on Helping Hands services and availability, visit www. helpi nghandsfl.com or call 941-347-8886. The agency is located at 318 Tamiami Trail, Unit 212, in Punta Gorda. You can reach Melissa at that number or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Helping Hands hosts anniversary partyBy DAN MEARNSFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT Tiany Clary poses with Helping Hands owner Melissa Lockhart and MelissaÂs parents, Daryl and Ray Lockhart. PHOTOS PROVIDEDStacy Jones, left, and Erica Radziewicz. Helping Hands owner Melissa Lockhart, center, anked by oce sta member Kaylyn Ayres, left, and Oce Coordinator Brittany Philbin. Kathy Kelly, Karin Whitbeck, and Sharon Sapp. Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.Breastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the Â“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: Â€ 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. Â€ Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee.thumm@gmail. com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA afÂ“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 beneÂ“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 FawcettÂs 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 Â“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 afÂ“liation or faith base. Please contact Jane Sheppard via email at email@example.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 ofÂ“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 ChurchÂs 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 speciÂ“c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could beneÂ“t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550.Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 31 Did you know that rice is a seed of a particular type of grass? It is the most extensively consumed food staple around the world, and has been in use for about 9,000 years. The more than 8,000 varieties of rice come in red, brown, black, and white, and are usually classiÂ“ed as long grain rice, medium, and short. Minimally processed whole grain rice is packed with nutrients, including selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, B vitamins, Â“ber, and more. Unfortunately, too many people routinely consume dead-on-arrival highly processed white rice. In an attempt to compensate for the drastic nutritional loss resulting from extensive processing, manufacturers spray a few nutrients on the food, labeling it Âenriched.ÂŽ Not only are these goodies incomparable with their natural counterparts, they are washed away when the rice is rinsed before cooking, something which must be done. The most common whole grain rice is the brown variety, readily available in grocery and health food stores. Most offer also nutrition-dense wild rice, and medleys of different kinds of rice. Brown, and other types of whole grain rice are extremely versatile. You can cook a larger quantity in advance and use for several different meals. Serve rice with milk, cinnamon, and raisins for breakfast. For other meals, mix with veggies and/or pieces of chopped meat, or combine with fruit, nuts, and a dressing for a delightful cold salad. A vegetarian meal may offer rice and beans topped with a sauce, or sauted chopped onion, and/or other select veggies, an herb, salt, and pepper. Use white rice for the next wedding you attend, but for your health, eat only whole grain rice. Remember: eating an unhealthy diet is optional Â… wink wink. Judy E. Buss is a Nutritional Cooking Instructor and a blogger for the American Holistic Health Association.Enjoy the goodness of rice MISSION NUTRITION Judy E. Buss RICE PILAF WITH APRICOTS AND CASHEWS 2 servings cup uncooked brown rice cup dried apricots 2 tablespoons olive oil (not extra virgin) 1 yellow onion, chopped cup roasted cashew halves teaspoon ground cloves teaspoon ground allspice teaspoon ground cinnamon cup orange juice Rinse rice in a fine-mesh strainer. Drain. Place rice and 1-1/2 cups water in medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook slowly about 45 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from stove. In small bowl cover apricots with boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain, let cool and chop into small pieces. Do not chop apricots before soaking. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, cover, reduce the heat, and cook slowly about 12 minutes until onion is translucent, stirring once or twice. Add apricots and cashews to onion, and cook 5 minutes. Mix in cloves, allspice, cinnamon and orange juice. Gently stir onion mixture into the rice. Serve hot or cold. GARDEN RICE SALAD 2 servings 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice 1 medium tomato, finely chopped 2 green onions, thinly sliced, including their whites 10 chopped pimento-stuffed green olives cup raw frozen, sweet peas, thawed DRESSING: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or lemon juice cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon dried dill weed Salt and pepper to taste Rinse rice in fine-mesh strainer. Drain. Place rice and 1-1/2 cups water in medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook slowly about 45 minutes, until all water has been absorbed. Remove rice from stove. Let cool completely. Meanwhile, mix all dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Add rice and all other ingredients. If too dry, add 1/8 cup water. RICE WITH ARTICHOKE HEARTS AND ROASTED SWEET PEPPER 2 servings cup uncooked brown rice cup frozen, raw sweet peas, thawed cup coarsely chopped marinated artichoke hearts (from jar!) cup coarsely chopped roasted sweet red pepper DRESSING: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 2 tablespoons liquid from the marinated artichoke 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1-1/2 tablespoons dried tarragon Salt and pepper to taste Rinse rice in fine-mesh strainer. Drain. Place rice and 1 cups water in medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook slowly about 45 minutes, until all water has been absorbed. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together all dr essing ingredients. Add ar tichoke, roasted pepper, and (uncooked) peas. When rice is done, stir in artichoke mixture. Serve hot or cold. RECIPESBasal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, making up about 80-85 percent of cases, followed by squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 10 percent of skin cancer occurrence, and melanoma, accounting for five percent of cases. All three are serious conditions that need to remedied, and melanoma is the most serious, most aggressive form and can be fatal. ÂMelanoma can be deadly, true,ÂŽ said Dr. Jawitz, Âbut basal cell carcinoma can be very disÂ“guring and, in very rare circumstances, can spread throughout the body. Squamous cell carcinoma can spread throughout the body and be very disÂ“guring as well. ÂOnce they metastasize, you have to go through radiation and chemotherapy,ÂŽ he added. ÂItÂs much easier to treat them early as opposed to putting it off and letting it get out of control and out of hand, then itÂs much more complicated.ÂŽ Dr. Jawitz said sees only a couple of melanomas a month. ÂIn our population, itÂs pretty common to Â“nd basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma,ÂŽ he said, Âbut neither turn into melanoma, which is a completely different form a cancer. Melanoma can arise out of a mole you may have had your whole life, or new moles that pop up. Then sun can induce those cells to turn into melanoma.ÂŽ FloridaÂs great weather generates a lot more sun exposure, Dr. Jawitz noted, especially in winter. ÂUp north people are inside mostly and covered up in winter,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe are always out in the sun and, being closer to the equator, we get more intensity. That does make a difference.ÂŽ ThatÂs why he suggests applying sunscreen liberally and following the American Academy of Dermatology recommendations by using a product with SPF (sun protection factor) 30 and a Âbroad spectrum,ÂŽ meaning that it that blocks both UVA (long-wave) and UBA (shortwave) radiation. Dr. Jawitz advocates daily use. ÂWalking from your house to your car, youÂre out getting exposure,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhether itÂs just for a few moments, itÂs still exposure and over time, that little bit of exposure adds up to a lot and can lead to skin cancer. ÂUsing sunscreen is a good habit to get into,ÂŽ he added. ÂJust put in on every day. If your going to be out for a long periods of time, and you know it ahead of time, itÂs always a good idea to take along plenty of high-quality sunscreen.ÂŽ For more information, visit the Riverchase Dermatology website at www.riverchasedermatology.com. To contact Dr. JawitzÂ North Port, Venice or Sarasota ofÂ“ces, call 941-955-0360. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ gmail.com.MEARNSFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT 7 Fatal falls are on the rise in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, a total of 29,668 Americans ages 65 and older died as a result of a fall. In other words, falls ended the lives of 61.6 out of every 100,000 senior citizens that year. Back in 2007, there were 47 fall-related deaths for every 100,000 senior citizens. About 1 in 4 senior citizens has a serious fall each year, experts estimate, and these falls prompt nearly 3 million visits to hospital emergency departments. Twenty percent of falls result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury or other significant problems. Once every 19 minutes, a senior citizen in America dies as a result of injuries sustained during a fall. Fatal falls have become more common for older Americans almost everywhere, according to the new study, which is based on data from death certiÂ“cates from across the country. Between 2007 and 2016, the fall-related mortality rate for Americans 65 and older increased signiÂ“cantly in 30 states (including California) as well as in the District of Columbia. It held steady in some states and went up and down in others, but none of the states saw a decline in fatal falls over the entire study period. The state with the highest mortality rate from falls was Wisconsin, where there were 142.7 such deaths for every 100,000 senior citizens. At the other end of the spectrum was Alabama, with 24.4 fatal falls per 100,000 residents. The total number of fall-related deaths in 2016 was higher for older women (15,947) than for older men (13,721). However, the mortality rate due to falls was higher for these men (72.3 deaths per 100,000) than for these women (54 deaths per 100,000). The older Americans became, the greater their risk of dying from a fall. In 2016, there were 15.6 fatal falls for every 100,000 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74. Among adults ages 75 to 84, there were 61.4 such deaths per 100,000 people. And for those ages 85 and up, there were 247.9 fatal falls per 100,000 people. Since Americans are getting older, they should brace themselves for more fatal falls, the report authors warned. If the fall-related mortality rate continues to rise by 3 percent per year, about 59,000 senior citizens will die as a result of a fall in the year 2030. Even if the mortality rate were to suddenly hold steady, the number of fatal falls in 2030 would still climb to 43,000. For advice on reducing the risk of a fatal fall, check out these tips from the CDCÂs STEADI Â„ short for Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Â„ program.Fatal falls are on the rise for AmericaÂs senior citizensBy KAREN KAPLANLOS ANGELES TIMES TNS PHOTOA new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for AmericaÂs senior citizens, the death rate from falls rose 31 percent over a decade. 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 confidential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty. org. Venice: The family support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first 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 confidential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 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 941376-9361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty.org.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 a d no= 54532177 DIABETIC & WOUND CARE CERTIFIED BOARD Dr. Tom Lane DPM, FAPWCA Guardian Angel Foot Care2400 S. 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Page 32 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 Mothers and daughters working together at Fawcett Memorial Hospital are more apparent than one would expect. Michelle Dawkins has been a nurse for twenty years at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. MichelleÂs daughter Shanel, a newly registered nurse, began working by her side in the emergency room just over a year ago. They look forward to the days their shifts overlap and Michelle gets to witness firsthand her daughter grow as a nurse. ÂItÂs an exciting experience, I always used to talk when I was younger how IÂd one day be my momÂs boss,ÂŽ said Shanel jokingly. ÂThis is just a stepping stone to reaching that goal.ÂŽ ÂSheÂs a strong human being,ÂŽsays Elizabeth, daughter of Mary McKinley. Elizabeth works in the accounting department and Mary is Director of Risk Management at Fawcett. ÂI think the major thing is what kind of a person are you and what kind of heart do you have,ÂŽ said Mary. ÂSheÂs full of joy and always a kick to be around and that is what makes working with her so fun.ÂŽ Another healthcare duo are Orchid and Diana. Orchid Benitez is a nurse who has been part of the Fawcett family for over 20 years and currently works in the cardiovascular unit. ItÂs common for her to hear ÂmomÂŽ from down the hall as her daughter Diana is distributing medical supplies throughout the facility. ÂThatÂs a benefit, I get paid by the hour and I get to hangout with my mom,ÂŽ says Diana. ÂIÂm proud of my mom because she puts up with us and sheÂs always there for me, my sister, and my brother.ÂŽ Yvonne Schiano is the house nursing supervisor, which is similar to being the mom of a household. She is responsible for the overall coordination of the day-to-day operations of the hospital while on duty. She is also part of the rapid response team, which is a team of healthcare professionals who respond to a patient in distress. Another member of that team can sometimes be her daughter, Dana, who is a laboratory professional. ÂShe is responding as a team member and not my daughter,ÂŽ explains Yvonne, adding that in those moments their dynamic is very different. The reoccurring theme of all the mother-daughter duos is when they walk through the doors of Fawcett, their personal relationships are on hold, and the hospital and their patients are priority. All mothers were asked what job is harder, being a mom or nurse. The unanimous answer was, being a mom.Happy MotherÂs Day: Working side by sideProvided by ALEXANDRIA DAVISFAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHOTOS PROVIDEDMichelle Dawkins and Shanel Dawkins Orchid Benitez and Diana Benitez Yvonne Schiano and Dana Amaro Mary McKinley and Elizabeth McKinley PLEASE GIVE BLOOD HELP SAVE LIVES FEELING FIT 8 ÂHaving a venous ulcer is like having a red-hot poker on your leg. I didnÂt realize there was a laser procedure that was so easy .ÂŽNorma ÂRun donÂt walk to Dr. Joyce!ÂŽ thatwassoeasy. Norm a adno=50533109
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 33 WASHINGTON Â„ If youÂre looking for a job right now, this may be about as good as it gets: There are roughly as many open jobs in the United States as there are unemployed people. In March, employers advertised 6.55 million open jobs, the most on records dating to December 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday At the same time, there were 6.59 million unemployed people. ThatÂs a historical anomaly. Typically, there are far more unemployed people than advertised job openings Â„ often twice as many. And back in July 2009, just after the Great Recession, there were 6.7 unemployed people, on average, for each open job. With that ratio now at essentially 1 to 1, the job market appears to be tilting in favor of workers and job-seekers rather than employers. Still, the sharp jump in openings Â„ they rose nearly 8 percent in March Â„ does raise questions. If employers are so desperate, for instance, why arenÂt they raising pay sharply enough to attract and keep employees? Though pay has risen modestly in recent months, the gains remain below historical averages. Some economists say they still think the spike in open jobs means that employers will have to raise pay faster in coming months. ÂEmployers beware,ÂŽ said Chris Rupkey, chief Â“nancial economist at MUFG Bank. ÂWages have nowhere to go but up; itÂs just a matter of time.ÂŽ Some data suggests that workers are earning more: One measure of wages and salaries rose in the Â“rst three months of the year by the most in 11 years. But a separate measure of average hourly pay increased 2.6 percent in April from a year earlier, even as the unemployment rate reached a 17-year low of 3.9 percent. The last time the jobless rate fell below 4 percent, average wages were rising at a much healthier 4.5 percent annual rate. So where are all the job openings? The biggest gains in March were in construction, where openings soared by roughly onethird to 248,000. Job listings also jumped in education, professional services like accounting, retail, hotels and restaurants, and shipping and warehousing. Nick Bunker, an analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, says he thinks the record-high number of job openings in part stems from weak wage gains. Typically, as unemployment falls, employers advertise fewer job openings because it tends to cost them more to recruit and pay new employees. But now, with wage gains sluggish, employers may be willing to post jobs because they donÂt need to pay so much. Companies may also now be quicker to post openings online than they would have been to advertise through paid newspaper want ads and other methods that were more typical in the past. Many larger Â“rms use software that scans for keywords to initially screen resumes, which may make it easier and cheaper to post lots of jobs Â„ even those that an employer isnÂt yet prepared to Â“ll. Also, economic research by the Federal Reserve suggests that employers arenÂt poaching as many workers who already have jobs as they did in the past, Bunker says. More Americans than in the past are staying in their jobs rather than switching to new ones for higher pay. ThatÂs left more jobs unÂ“lled. Yet TuesdayÂs report, known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, suggests that that could be changing. The number of people quitting their jobs has increased 6.4 percent in the past year. Workers typically quit when they have other jobs lined up, or are conÂ“dent they can Â“nd one. That is a sign that job-switching might be recovering. Over time, such a trend would likely increase average wages.US job openings equal unemployed for first time in two decadesBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITER 0 2 4 6 8 10 ANNUAL April Â17 April Â18Graphic: TNS Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsÂ07 Â17Jobless ratePercent of civilian labor force that is unemployed, by month, seasonally adjusted: 4.6% 4.4%0 2 4 6 8 100 2 4 6 8 103.9% AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 14 le photo, Dan Cieslak, left, and Warren Whitlow speak to students and other visitors during a job fair event. U.S. employers advertised 6.6million open jobs in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000, suggesting businesses want to sta up to meet strong demand. adno=719592 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 $2000 adno=719593
Page 34 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 Themore youread, themore youÂllknow. Keepupto datewith yourlocal newspaper! DonÂt freak out. YouÂre going to Â“nd a job after college. Congratulations. After 17 years of school, youÂve graduated and youÂre Â“nally entering the socalled Âreal world.ÂŽ Semantics aside, itÂs time to Â“nd a job so you can pay for all those Âreal worldÂŽ bills. If you havenÂt interned or worked part-time or summer jobs before, this might be the very Â“rst time you write your resume, go on job interviews, and sell yourself as the perfect hire. Just a little scary, right? We know youÂre panicked because you told us. We partnered with Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data to survey students graduating this year to better understand the job search struggles youÂre facing. The results showed that 75% of respondents donÂt have a job lined up yet and nearly 37% donÂt think theyÂll be able to Â“nd what they want. But donÂt panic, because thereÂs one thing we can promise you: you can Â“nd a job, even in a competitive job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for college graduates in March 2018 was 2.2% Â„ that means 97.8% of college graduates Â“nd employment. You can be one of themÂ„it just takes a few steps (and isnÂt nearly as hard as trying to hit 10,000 on a FitBit, promise.) HereÂs your guide to handling every post-grad freakout and landing your Â“rst job.YouÂre freaking out because: Your resume isnÂt doneHow to chill out: Sure, writing your resume for the Â“rst time can be overwhelming. YouÂre asking yourself, what should it look like? Where do I start? Okay, Â“rst things Â“rst. Each resume needs to include the same things: name, contact information, education, work experience, and skills. Organize each section chronologically, starting with the most recent event and, where itÂs relevant, include the organization name, your title, the dates of employment or membership, and the city and state. For education, include your college or university name, your degree, your major and minor, any honors like cum laude, and your main GPA or major GPA if either were above a 3.0, and the city and state. Want a quick and dirty guide to actually putting all of this good stuff on paper? Check out how to write your Â“rst resume. Pay attention to the details. You donÂt want to imply that you are detail oriented then say that you graduated summa corn laudeÂ„ask someone else to review your resume and give you feedback before you start applying to jobs. Better yet, work with one of our resume experts to customize your resume for your industry, career goals, and speciÂ“c jobs. WeÂll also help you ace online applications, craft your cover letter, and showcase why youÂre Âthe one.ÂŽ Just want a metaphorical crystal ball to tell you what hiring managers will think of your resume? YouÂre not alone. Our survey results show that 92 percent of respondents say theyÂd consider a professional resume assessment if itÂs free. Well, youÂre in luck because you can upload your resume to our free assessment to get feedback that you can use to make edits yourself.YouÂre freaking out because: You donÂt have any experienceHow to chill out: First of all, donÂt worry about not having a ton of experience. Hiring managers arenÂt expecting you to have four years of experience, multiple awards and accolades, and a Nobel Peace Prize right after graduation. In fact, only 44% of the respondents to our recent survey had work experience prior to graduation. They just want to see that you have what it takes to be successful. You can show that even if you havenÂt had internships, part-time jobs, or summer jobs. Share what youÂve learned from your extracurriculars and your education. Instead of listing all 20 of the extracurriculars you were involved in or went to once or twice, share the ones where you took on leadership positions, achieved something, or learned relevant skills. Margie Stewart, a career resources specialist at Missouri State University, says to decide which ones to choose by asking yourself what you learned and what you accomplished. If all you did was show up for the free pizza (because, letÂs be honest, weÂve all done that) donÂt include it.YouÂre freaking out because: You applied to some jobs but havenÂt heard anything!How to chill out: You donÂt have to have studied astronomy to get past the Âblack holeÂŽ of applying to jobs online. WeÂll let you in on the secret to successfully applying online: ItÂs all about keywords. When you apply online, hiring managers can search through all of the applications they get (and there could be hundreds) for the phrases and skills they want to see like ÂengineeringÂŽ or Âcoding.ÂŽ Okay, but how do you know what Âmagic wordsÂŽ are being searched? HereÂs another secret: ItÂs not a mystery like which roomie kept stealing your snacks. The answers are in the job description. ÂSpend time reading the job posting and tailor your application materials to each position you apply for,ÂŽ says Dr. Andrew Quagliata, a management communications course lecturer at Cornell University. Use some of the keywords that are in the job description so your resume gets seen.YouÂre freaking out because: You havenÂt applied to one jobHow to chill out: ItÂs easy to procrastinate when youÂre anxious about doing something... or just donÂt want to do it. Remember how clean your apartment was during Â“nals week? Stop procrastinating, seriously. WeÂve made it easy for you. Just download the Monster app. Search our database of millions of jobs by setting your preferences, including the location, post date, and salary range. Before you apply to any jobs, be sure to upload your resume (you can also do that on your laptop if youÂre more comfortable that way.) See a job you like? This next part should feel familiar. Just swipe right like you do on your fave dating app. We keep all of your convos with companies organized and you can message them right from the app. Oh and did we mention, itÂs free?!YouÂre freaking out because: YouÂre terrified of interviewsHow to chill out: Once again, youÂre not alone. Nearly 33% of survey respondents are afraid theyÂll bomb their interview. The key here is to prepare in advance and to practice interviewing. Brush up on common job interview questions or the top 100 job interview questions. If youÂre extra anxious, check out what to wear to a job interview, what to bring to a job interview, public speaking skills, and how to decrease job interview anxiety. Anne Brackett, founder of career coaching Â“rm Strengths University recommends asking a friend, career expert, or someone you know who regularly hires people to do mock interviews with you. ÂŽA good coach can help you improve your answers, feel more conÂ“dent, and make sure youÂre selling the best of yourself,ÂŽ she adds. Ask the person interviewing you to be critical and to ask tough follow-up questions that you might not be expecting. You want to know what itÂs like if you donÂt get good vibes from your interviewer.YouÂre freaking out because: You donÂt know what your Âdream jobÂŽ isHow to chill out: Does anyone really have it all ÂÂ“gured outÂŽ right after graduation? OK maybe like 1%, but even they might be faking it. It often seems like everyone knows their ideal career path and that you should too. Or maybe you know exactly what you want, but youÂre nowhere near getting your Âdream job.ÂŽ ÂThink of your Â“rst job as an experiment, not a lifelong commitment to a Â“eld, pos ition, or company,ÂŽ says career coach Jennifer Davis. See this Â“rst job as part of the discovery process, or as an experiment, to see what you like and donÂt like, ÂGood, bad or something in between, each job will provide data and teach you something. ItÂs truly a no-lose situation, because even if it ends up being the kind of job youÂd never want again, thatÂs some great data,ÂŽ she adds. And you might be one swipe away from the right job for right now. But youÂll never know unless you get started. Now use these tips to go get your Â“rst post-grad job.How to stop panicking and find a job after graduationBy ELANA LYN GROSSMONSTER CONTRIBUTOR JOBS 2 adno=719594
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 35 SEATTLE Â„ Bridget Frey was the only woman on RedÂ“nÂs engineering team in Seattle when she joined the online realestate company more than six years ago. She wasnÂt surprised, having worked in the maledominated tech Â“eld for much of her career. But Frey was determined it would be a short-lived imbalance. One of the reasons the tech Â“eld is so heavily male is that people tend to hire job candidates who remind them of themselves, feeling immediately most comfortable working with similar people, studies Â“nd. So Frey made it a mission to participate in many of RedÂ“nÂs interviews with potential hires, and she called several female candidates herself to recruit them to the company, reasoning that more women were likely to accept job offers if they knew they wouldnÂt be the solitary woman on the team. Her attempts Â„ together with multiple tactics the company has employed are starting to work. Women now make up 31.7 percent of the companyÂs technical workforce, up from 12.5 percent when Frey joined in 2011. In RedÂ“nÂs upper ranks, the number is even higher: Women hold 46 percent of positions at the manager level and above. ÂNow I walk around, and itÂs rare that IÂm the only woman in a meeting,ÂŽ she said in the companyÂs downtown Seattle headquarters. Tech companies are notorious for the dearth of female employees in their ranks and for the treatment of those women Â„ something that has been put in the spotlight in recent months with the genderdiscrimination lawsuits against Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Oracle. ItÂs one hurdle for women to get in the door in the industry, and another for them to advance within a company. At each higher level, there are fewer female employees, partly because they are promoted at slower rates than men. Other studies suggest they leave the male-dominated companies in droves. In Seattle, a few midsize tech companies Â„ including RedÂ“n, Zillow, Expedia, and Tableau Â„ have had some success in changing the gender balance of their workforces, particularly in management and leadership roles. Testing Solutions: The not-so-secret secret, the companies say, is to treat diversity challenges much the same way as tech challenges: Test solutions, kill those that donÂt work and implement those that do as company-wide processes and systems. For RedÂ“n, where Frey now serves as chief technology ofÂ“cer, that means a Âbug trackerÂŽ for its diversity initiatives: a software system that allows anyone from the company to log on, check out top priority ÂbugsÂŽ Â„ meaning anything that isnÂt working at the company Â„ and tackle a project. ItÂs the same kind of system that RedÂ“n uses to solve technology issues. A couple dozen engineers pitch in to work on diversity bugs at any one time, Frey said. One project focused on the companyÂs use of the Slack internal messaging tool. If a Slack user, composing a message, includes a term that could be offensive to a speciÂ“c group, the system generates an automated reply noting that the word could be derogatory and sends information to the user about it. ItÂs a small effort to make all employees feel welcome at work, Frey said, but that welcoming attitude is a major factor in retaining women and minorities and advancing them into management positions. Women, especially women in technical roles, tend to fall out of the ranks the higher up the corporate ladder you look. According to AnitaB. org Â„ an organization for women in tech, formerly called the Anita Borg Institute Â„ the average U.S. companyÂs technical workforce is 28.5 percent female at the entry level. That falls to just 19 percent at the senior leadership level. ÂI donÂt think thereÂs a company in the world that has no cause for concern,ÂŽ said Joelle Emerson, CEO of San Francisco consulting Â“rm Paradigm, which helps companies implement diversity and inclusion strategies. ÂThe default is for organizations to not be inclusive and equitable because they are mirroring society. They have to be proactive.ÂŽHereÂs how some tech companies are chipping away at bias against womenBy RACHEL LERMANTHE SEATTLE TIMES (PRNewswire) Â„ The State of Florida added 16,300 private sector jobs during the month of April, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report which is produced by ADP, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with MoodyÂs Analytics, Inc. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. April 2018 Report Highlights Changes in Florida State Nonfarm Private Employment: 16,300. By Sector: Â€ Goods-producing 4,300 Â€ Service-providing 12,100 By Select Industries: Â€ Natural Resources/ Mining and Construction 2,600 Â€ Manufacturing 1,700 Â€ Professional and Business Services 3,900 Â€ Trade, Transportation and Utilities 1,400 Sum of compone nts may not equal total, due to rounding.Florida added 16,300 private sector jobs in April, according to report Need that hard-to-find item? Find it in the Classifieds.JOBS 3 adno=719596 adno=719595 adno=719598 iadno=719597
Page 36 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 JOBS 4 Six seconds Â„ thatÂs how much time a recruiter will typically spend on a resume review before deciding whether to put it in the ÂyesÂŽ or ÂnoÂŽ stack. ThatÂs a lot of pressure to put on a single piece of paper that basically determines if youÂre going to move forward in the job search process. So, to put it simply, you want your resume to be as perfect as humanly possible. Luckily, Monster has all sorts of resources to help ensure your resume not only gets you considered, but also moves you to the top of the stack. But we also recommend reviewing your resume yourself Â„ and getting at least one other pair of eyesÂ„to make sure your Â“nal product is good to go. Use this resume checklist to help you get a recruiterÂs attention. YouÂll know your resume is up to par if you can answer yes to the following questions:First impressionÂ€ Does the resume look original and not based on a template? Â€ Is the resume inviting to read, with clear sections and ample white space? Â€ Does the design look professional rather than like a simple typing job? Â€ Is a career summary included so the reader immediately knows your value proposition? Â€ Is the resumeÂs length and overall appearance appropriate given your career level and summary?AppearanceÂ€ Does the resume provide a visually pleasing, polished presentation? Â€ Is the font appropriate for the career level and industry? Â€ Are there design elements (bullets, bolding, and lines) to guide readersÂ eyes through the document and highlight important content? Â€ Is there a good balance between text and white space? Â€ Are margins even on all sides? Â€ Are design elements like spacing and font size used consistently throughout the document? Â€ If the resume is longer than a page, does the second page contain a heading? Is the page break formatted correctly?Resume sectionsÂ€ Are all resume sections clearly labeled? Â€ Are sections placed in the best order to highlight your strongest credentials? Â€ Is your work history listed in reverse chronological order (most recent job Â“rst)?Career goalÂ€ Is the resume targeted to a specific career goal, as opposed to a one-size-fits-all document? Â€ If this is a resume for a career change, does it include supporting details that show how your past experience is relevant to the new job?AccomplishmentsÂ€ Does the resume include a solid listing of your career accomplishments? Â€ Are accomplishments quantified by using numbers, percentages, dollar amounts, or other concrete measures of success? Â€ Do accomplishment statements begin with strong, varied action verbs? Â€ Are your accomplishments separated from your responsibilities?RelevanceÂ€ Is the information relevant to hiring managersÂ needs? Â€ Does your resumeÂs content support your career summary? Â€ Did you include keywords, appropriate buzzwords, and industry acronyms? Â€ Is applicable, additional information (awards and affiliations) included, and is personal information unrelated to the job (marital status, age, nationality) omitted?Writing styleÂ€ Did you avoid writing the resume in an implied first-person voice with personal pronouns (I, me, and my)? Â€ Is the content flow logical and easy to understand? Â€ Is the resume as perfect as possible, with no careless typos or spelling, grammar, or syntax errors?Let the pros handle itAs you can see, a polished, professional resume has to hit a lot of marksÂ„and that can feel overwhelming. Need some help? Let the experts at MonsterÂs Resume Writing Service create a high-impact resume for you that will impress employers. Check it off your list and get on with your day.Resume checklist: Make sure your resume hits all the right marks.By KIM ISAACSMONSTER RESUME EXPERT
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Name Brands $2-$5 941-698-7594 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1 9 1 8 S HEET Music S omebody Stole My Gal sung by Florence Milett $10 941-258-0512 1 960 Â S G LA SS E S 8 tumblers gold trim world map design $65, OBO 941-496-8765 1 960 Â S GO LD trim glass set 8 unique tumblers world map de sign $65, OBO 941-496-8765 1 980 B OO K Walt Whitman A Life by Justin Kaplan $10 941258-0512 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 A NTI Q UE TIN Tray Fairy S oap ÂThe Oval CakeÂŽ 5 cents $25 941-258-0512 AS HTRAY, C UT G LA SS educed! Tripod feet $20, OBO 941-697-8598 BEATLE S 1 S T print lpÂs mono ex cond Rubber soul have others $35 941-623-7166 BEATLE S LPÂ S original white album 1st print, or sgtpeppers ex cond $50 941-623-7166 BUYIN G O LD M O NEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 C ANDLE S TI C K S -REDU C ED! Vintage. Pair. Crystal w/silver $20, OBO 941-697-8598 CANDY DISH w /lid REDCUED Vintage. Glass. 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The News Wire Sunday, May 13, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER POLLS CLOSE ACROSS IRAQ IN FIRST VOTE SINCE VICTORY OVER ISS ee page 2 PARIS Â„ A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near ParisÂ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its Âsoldiers.ÂŽ Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target of multiple deadly attacks in recent years. Paris police ofÂ“cers evacuated people from some buildings in the Right Bank neighborhood after the attack, which happened on Rue Monsigny at about 9 p.m. Bar patrons and opera-goers described surprise and confusion in the immediate area. Beyond the police cordon, however, crowds still Â“lled nearby cafes and the cityÂs night life resumed its normal pace soon after the attack.Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by ISBy ELAINE GANLEYASSOCIATED PRESSSEOUL, South Korea Â„ North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong UnÂs summit with President Donald Trump next month. In a statement carried by state media, North KoreaÂs Foreign Ministry said that all of the tunnels at the countryÂs northeastern testing ground will be destroyed by explosion, and that observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed. Kim had already revealed plans to shut down the test site by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say that while the closure of the site is important, it doesnÂt represent a material step toward full denuclearization. ÂA ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is now scheduled between May 23 and 25,ÂŽ depending on weather conditions, the Foreign MinistryÂs statement said. It said the North will invite journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to witness the dismantling process. The journalists will be provided with a charter Â”ight from Beijing to the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan, from where they will travel by train to the test site, the statement said. The ministry said the North will continue to Âpromote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the international society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and over the globe.ÂŽ Following the Moon-Kim summit, MoonÂs ofÂ“ce said Kim was willing to disclose the process to international experts, but the NorthÂs statement Saturday didnÂt include any mention about allowing experts on the site. South Korea had no immediate response to the statement. The NorthÂs announcement comes days after Washington announced that the historic summit between Kim and Trump will be NKorea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before talksBy KIM TONG-HYUNGASSOCIATED PRESSSPOKANE, Wash. Â„ The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the PaciÂ“c ÂRing of FireÂŽ has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on AmericaÂs West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington stateÂs Mount Baker to CaliforniaÂs Lassen Peak. They include Mount St. Helens, whose spectacular 1980 eruption in the PaciÂ“c Northwest killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country, and massive Mount Rainier, which towers above the Seattle metro area. ÂThereÂs lots of anxiety out there,ÂŽ said Liz Westby, geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. ÂThey see destruction, and people get nervous.ÂŽ Kilauea, on HawaiiÂs Big Island, is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear the volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.WHAT IS THE RING OF FIRE?Roughly 450 volcanoes make up this horseshoe-shaped belt with Kilauea situated in the middle. The belt follows the coasts of South America, North America, eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand. ItÂs known for frequent volcanic and seismic activity caused by the colliding of crustal plates. AmericaÂs most dangerous volcanoes are all part of the Ring of Fire, and most are on Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West CoastBy NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSASSOCIATED PRESS VOLCANO | 4 PARIS | 3 TUNNELS | 4SAN FRANCISCO Â„ The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. FistÂ“ghts broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all senior citizens. Nursing homes, senior centers, and housing complexes for the elderly have introduced programs, training and policies aimed at curbing spates of bullying, an issue once thought the exclusive domain of the young. ÂThereÂs the clique system just like everywhere else,ÂŽ said Betsy Gran, who until recently was assistant director at San FranciscoÂs 30th Street Senior Center. ÂItÂs like ÂMean Girls,Â but everyone is 80.ÂŽ After the cafeteria exiles and karaoke brouhahas, the 30th Street Center teamed up with a local nonproÂ“t, the Institute on Aging, to develop an anti-bullying program. All staff members received 18 hours Seniors confront an unwanted late-life pest: BulliesBy MATT SEDENSKYAP NATIONAL WRITER AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARRENIn this July13, 2006 le photo, Peter Haley, a photographer with The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., holds his camera as he stands on the crater rim of Mount St. Helens with Mount Adams in the background. The 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing the volcanic peaks in Washington, Oregon, and California, including St. Helens, and Adams, that are part of the Pacic OceanÂs ring of re. NEW FISSURE SPATTERS LAVA ON BIG ISLANDVOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) Â„ A new lava fissure has opened up on HawaiiÂs Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. The U.S.Geological Survey said minor lava spatter erupted from the new fissure Saturday morning, which brings the total number of fissures to 16. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the fissure opened 1 mile northeast of the last fissure and east of the Puna Geothermal Venture plant. No significant lava flow has been reported so far. Plant workers this week removed the 50,000 gallons of pentane stored at the site as a precaution. Geologists warn that the Kilauea volcano could shoot out large boulders and ash out of its summit crater. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a major disaster exists on the Big Island. CHRIS SWEDA/CHICAGO TRIBUNE VIA APIn this Wednesday, Jan.25, 2017 le photo, Marsha Wetzel sits for a portrait in her room at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community in Niles, Ill. Wetzel moved into the senior apartment complex after her partner of 30years died and her partnerÂs family evicted her from the home the couple shared. She said she was met with relentless bullying by residents mostly focused on her being a lesbian. BULLIES | 4 AP PHOTO/THIBAULT CAMUSScientic police ocers investigate after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday. A knife-wielding assailant killed at least one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near ParisÂ famed Opera Garnier, and then was killed by police.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTRain; watch for Â” ooding Rain; watch for Â” oodingHIGH 77 LOW 6965% chance of rain 65% chance of rainCloudy with some rain and a thunderstorm83 / 7155% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURERather cloudy, a shower and t-storm around87 / 7260% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly cloudy, a shower and t-storm around88 / 7265% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMostly cloudy with thunderstorms possible90 / 7035% chance of rain FRIDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible89 / 7130% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 2 3 2 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery high 050100150200300500 330-50 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 IndexÂ’ 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 TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE717578787971Air 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. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.17ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.75ÂŽ Year to date 4.49ÂŽ Normal year to date 10.29ÂŽ Record 2.25ÂŽ (1979) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.65ÂŽ Year to date 2.51ÂŽ Normal year to date 11.62ÂŽ Record 2.25ÂŽ (2015) High/Low 85/69 Normal High/Low 89/65 Record High 96 (2011) Record Low 55 (1989) High/Low 80/69 High/Low 81/73 Normal High/Low 86/67 Record High 96 (2002) Record Low 56 (1989)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 0.17 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 4.49 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 85 69 pc 79 72 r Bradenton 79 71 t 83 73 r Clearwater 81 72 t 82 74 r Coral Springs 81 73 r 84 75 r Daytona Beach 81 71 t 79 71 r Fort Lauderdale 81 74 r 83 75 r Fort Myers 77 70 r 83 71 r Gainesville 86 67 pc 79 67 r Jacksonville 86 68 pc 79 67 r Key Largo 80 75 r 84 77 r Key West 82 75 r 84 78 r Lakeland 79 68 t 81 70 r Melbourne 80 71 t 82 73 r Miami 81 75 r 81 76 r Naples 78 69 r 83 72 r Ocala 82 67 t 79 67 r Okeechobee 77 68 r 80 70 r Orlando 80 69 t 80 70 r Panama City 85 67 pc 79 67 r Pensacola 91 71 s 83 68 c Pompano Beach 80 74 r 82 75 r St. Augustine 80 70 t 75 71 r St. Petersburg 81 70 t 83 74 r Sarasota 79 67 t 81 70 r Tallahassee 91 65 pc 80 67 r Tampa 81 71 t 82 73 r Vero Beach 79 70 r 81 72 r West Palm Beach 79 73 r 81 73 r Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 2:39a 8:28a 2:12p 9:32p Mon. 3:34a 8:57a 2:37p 10:14p Today 1:16a 6:44a 12:49p 7:48p Mon. 2:11a 7:13a 1:14p 8:30p Today 12:24a 5:27a 11:47a 6:32p Mon. 1:20a 5:58a 12:05p 7:18p Today 3:11a 8:57a 2:44p 10:01p Mon. 4:06a 9:26a 3:09p 10:43p Today 11:04a 5:23a --6:27p Mon. 12:26a 5:52a 11:29a 7:09p SE 7-14 1-2 Light ENE 4-8 1-2 LightFt. Myers 77/70 rain all day Punta Gorda 77/67 rain all day Sarasota 79/67 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 May 15 First May 21 Full May 29 Last Jun 6 Today 5:34 a.m. 6:26 p.m. Monday 6:15 a.m. 7:28 p.m. Today 6:42 a.m. 8:08 p.m. Monday 6:41 a.m. 8:08 p.m. Today 4:26a 10:38a 4:50p 11:03p Mon. 5:12a 11:25a 5:38p 11:51p Tue. 6:03a 12:17p 6:31p 12:45p Monterrey 90/70 Chihuahua 93/64 Los Angeles 69/55 Washington 75/62 New York 59/54 Miami 81/75 Atlanta 91/69 Detroit 68/55 Houston 90/72 Kansas City 89/68 Chicago 67/56 Minneapolis 72/58 El Paso 92/69 Denver 68/47 Billings 58/44 San Francisco 68/54 Seattle 83/58 Toronto 65/46 Montreal 70/50 Winnipeg 80/46 Ottawa 71/45 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: 05/13/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 84 57 s 85 57 s Anchorage 51 41 pc 51 40 c Atlanta 91 69 s 88 67 t Baltimore 71 56 t 85 67 c Billings 58 44 c 70 48 pc Birmingham 94 68 s 93 68 pc Boise 68 48 t 74 52 pc Boston 58 49 pc 68 58 pc Buffalo 72 53 pc 71 55 c Burlington, VT 73 54 pc 79 56 c Charleston, WV 89 67 pc 89 66 t Charlotte 94 66 s 93 68 t Chicago 67 56 sh 75 57 pc Cincinnati 89 69 pc 90 71 t Cleveland 67 56 sh 77 61 c Columbia, SC 96 68 s 94 69 t Columbus, OH 83 64 t 87 67 t Concord, NH 70 44 pc 76 52 pc Dallas 89 72 pc 91 72 pc Denver 68 47 c 67 48 t Des Moines 72 60 c 81 63 t Detroit 68 55 c 79 59 pc Duluth 71 49 s 77 46 pc Fairbanks 59 40 pc 56 40 c Fargo 75 46 s 83 50 pc Hartford 70 50 pc 76 57 pc Helena 56 39 sh 71 44 pc Honolulu 83 71 sh 83 71 sh Houston 90 72 pc 91 68 pc Indianapolis 90 68 t 90 69 pc Jackson, MS 91 66 s 93 66 pc Kansas City 89 68 pc 90 65 c Knoxville 91 64 s 91 68 pc Las Vegas 85 64 s 88 67 s Los Angeles 69 55 pc 68 54 pc Louisville 92 72 pc 95 73 pc Memphis 92 70 s 93 70 pc Milwaukee 60 52 c 73 56 c Minneapolis 72 58 s 80 61 pc Montgomery 95 68 s 90 66 pc Nashville 92 69 s 93 71 pc New Orleans 91 72 pc 91 73 s New York City 59 54 r 72 62 c Norfolk, VA 80 64 pc 85 71 pc Oklahoma City 88 69 pc 89 69 pc Omaha 74 57 c 80 60 t Philadelphia 62 53 r 79 64 c Phoenix 90 68 s 94 68 s Pittsburgh 75 64 r 82 65 t Portland, ME 62 45 pc 66 54 pc Portland, OR 88 59 s 89 58 s Providence 66 49 pc 70 57 pc Raleigh 93 67 pc 94 68 pc Salt Lake City 68 49 c 67 51 c St. Louis 91 74 pc 94 73 pc San Antonio 91 72 pc 90 69 pc San Diego 68 58 pc 68 58 pc San Francisco 68 54 pc 66 55 pc Seattle 83 58 s 86 57 s Washington, DC 75 62 t 86 70 pc Amsterdam 70 58 t 79 56 pc Baghdad 87 68 s 87 68 s Beijing 86 59 c 93 69 s Berlin 78 56 pc 75 53 s Buenos Aires 66 56 pc 64 48 c Cairo 85 65 s 86 66 s Calgary 73 45 s 80 51 s Cancun 84 73 pc 85 73 sh Dublin 60 44 s 63 48 c Edmonton 74 45 s 82 48 pc Halifax 58 40 s 57 47 s Kiev 61 49 sh 63 49 t London 62 49 pc 68 52 c Madrid 63 46 pc 66 45 pc Mexico City 81 57 pc 80 56 pc Montreal 70 50 s 75 52 s Ottawa 71 45 pc 78 50 s Paris 57 50 sh 65 54 r Regina 77 47 s 79 53 s Rio de Janeiro 79 69 c 79 70 pc Rome 72 54 pc 66 54 t St. JohnÂs 54 32 s 59 36 pc San Juan 84 73 pc 85 76 pc Sydney 65 59 sh 65 54 sh Tokyo 71 60 r 74 63 r Toronto 65 46 pc 78 54 s Vancouver 73 54 s 74 55 s Winnipeg 80 46 s 78 46 pcHigh ........................... 97 at Wink, TXLow .............. 21 at Saranac Lake, NY(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)76A farmer was killed by hailstones when he was caught in a Â“ eld 36 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas, on May 13, 1930. Q: In which direction does a tornado normally move?A: Southwest to northeast. 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 todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 77/69 78/68 77/68 77/68 79/69 79/70 77/68 77/68 77/68 81/71 79/71 76/71 76/70 77/70 78/69 77/67 77/69 78/68 78/69 79/68 79/69 80/68 80/68 81/70 78/68 78/71 76/70 78/70 78/68 80/69 77/70 78/67 79/67 81/72 76/71 77/70 76/71 77/69 WEATHER/WORLD NEWSBEIRUT Â„ A wave of Israeli strikes on suspected military positions in Syria this week killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor reported Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from attacks early Thursday has risen from 23 to 27, including at least 11 Iranians and six Syrian soldiers, including three ofÂ“cers. In total, 42 people, including 19 Iranians, were killed over two days of strikes Â„ from Tuesday to Thursday Â„ according to the Observatory. The escalation between Israel and Iran has raised fears the region may be sliding into an unprecedented direct confrontation between the two archenemies. IsraelÂs defense minister called on SyriaÂs President Bashar Assad on Friday to clear his country of Iranian forces based there Â„ warning that their presence will only bring more trouble to the already war-ravaged country. Avigdor LiebermanÂs comments were followed by threats from an Iranian cleric that Tel Aviv or Haifa would be in danger if Israel did Âanything foolish.ÂŽ Israel had said its strikes on Thursday were in response to a barrage of Iranian rockets on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. It said it hit targets near the capital, in southern and central Syria, targeting weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defense systems after coming under heavy Â“re and that none of its warplanes were hit. Syrian state-run media had said that Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus late Tuesday, adding that its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles. The Observatory said at least 15 were killed in the strike, eight of them Iranians, including a member of the IranÂs elite Revolutionary Guards. Israel had previously warned that Iran has been deploying its allied militias in the area. Iran says IsraelÂs repeated attacks are based on ÂfabricatedÂŽ reasons. Separately, the Syrian staterun al-Ikhariya TV and the Observatory said airstrikes Saturday hit civilians in an Islamic State-controlled village in the northern Hassakeh province. The Observatory said eight members of the same family, including three children and Â“ve women, were killed. Al-Ikhbariya put the death toll from the strikes at nine, including four children. State-run TV said they were carried out by the U.S-led coalition, which is operating in the area against IS. An airstrike in the same area earlier this month killed at least 23 civilians. The coalition at the time said it was not aware of airstrikes by its warplanes in the area.Monitor: 42 killed by Israeli strikes in Syria this weekASSOCIATED PRESS SANA VIA APThis photo released on Wednesday, by the Syrian ocial news agency SANA, shows ames rising after an attack in an area known to have numerous Syrian army military bases, in Kisweh, south of Damascus, Syria. BAGHDAD Â„ Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the Â“rst national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. The vote Â„ the fourth since the 2003 U.S.-led toppling of Saddam Hussein Â„ was marked by reports of low turnout and irregularities. Results are expected within the next 48 hours according to the independent body that oversees IraqÂs election, but negotiations to choose a prime minister tasked with forming a government are expected to drag on for months. Voting began early Saturday morning in a contest that had no clear front-runner after weeks of ofÂ“cial campaigning. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-AbadiÂs stiffest competition came from political parties with closer ties to Iran. BaghdadÂs streets began to Â“ll up with cars before voting concluded Saturday evening after al-Abadi partially lifted a security curfew in an effort to improve turnout. Nearly all civilian vehicles had been banned from BaghdadÂs streets Saturday morning and many voters complained of having to walk more than 2.5 miles to reach polling stations. IraqÂs most senior Shiite cleric spoke out on the issue of voter participation Saturday afternoon, encouraging Iraqis to vote Âto prevent the arrival of a corrupt parliament.ÂŽ ÂThe lack of participation will give the opportunity for others to reach parliament and they will be very far from the aspirations of the people,ÂŽ said Sheikh Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbalai, the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, on local Iraqi television from Karbala. Sistani has repeatedly encouraged Iraqis to vote into power Saturday a new political class to combat corruption. In Mosul, turnout appeared to be higher with over 40 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots at polling stations across the city, according to the deputy commander of Nineveh operation command, Brig. Gen. Jassem Mohammed Khalil. For those who did attempt to vote, some in Baghdad complained of voting irregularities at polling stations linked to a new electronic voting system implemented for the Â“rst time this year in an effort to reduce fraud. Nouri al-Maliki, al-AbaidÂs predecessor and arguably his most powerful opponent, said he was aware of ÂviolationsÂŽ at some polling stations in Iraq, adding that the process lacked proper oversight. ÂWe are not reassured,ÂŽ al-Maliki told the Associated Press in a phone interview. Thamer Aref, 45, along with his wife and daughter were turned away from a polling station north of central Baghdad. Aref had turned in his old voter ID card months ago for the biometric identiÂ“cation card required by the new system. However, ArefÂs biometric card wasnÂt ready ahead of Saturday and, with neither card, the polling station did not allow him to a cast a ballot. Associated Press journalists documented several similar cases at a number of different polling stations across Baghdad Saturday morning. Amira Muhammed, the supervisor of a polling station in Azamiyah, Baghdad, said some people couldnÂt vote because they did not pick up their new biometric ID cards in time. A member of IraqÂs electoral commission also deÂ”ected blame for SaturdayÂs reported irregularities. ÂThere were some problems with the electronic equipment due to misuse by some employees,ÂŽ Hazem al-Ridini told the AP. In central Baghdad, voters supporting al-Abadi said they are doing so because they give him credit for IraqÂs military victory over IS. Al-Abadi Âtook revengeÂŽ for civilians killed in insurgent attacks in Iraq Âwith the victory over Daesh,ÂŽ said 71-year-old Felihah Hassan, using the Arabic acronym for IS. After IS overran nearly a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014, the group launched waves of suicide bombings targeting civilians in Baghdad and other pockets of government-controlled territory. With support from the U.S.-led coalition and Iran, al-Abadi oversaw a grueling war against the extremists and declared victory over the group in December. Despite al-AbadiÂs military achievements, Iraq continues to struggle with an economic downturn sparked in part by a drop in global oil prices, entrenched corruption and years of political gridlock. In addition to al-Maliki, al-AbadiÂs most powerful competition is from an alliance of candidates with close ties to the countryÂs powerful, mostly Shiite paramilitary forces, and an alliance led by inÂ”uential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.Polls close across Iraq in first vote since victory over ISBy QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and PHILIP ISSAASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOAn Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained nger after casting her vote in the countryÂs parliamentary elections in Ramadi, Iraq, Saturday.
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 ABEAMITSTIMEPHOBOS BOXTOPNATALIELONELY BATTLESHIPRISKAWARDS ATRARAEASASITIN ACQUIRETICKETTORIDE MACHULIBILOERE OSHEASTROADHOCOMAN THESISSORRYDIPLOMACY ROELIDDIESUNOCO IRSBAMAOATSECO NEEMEMORYTROUBLERBS NILITOOWEREYAM BLINISGUSASSAGO CRANIUMTWISTERSINNER HAVESIGHSYVESEAGLE IVETIOACUGROSS CONNECTFOURCHECKERS DOLLYROOIRAALMA FIEFIETABOOOPERATION ERRATAATASKETOPENTO ZESTERBANTERSEDGESANSWERS to crosswordNATION/WORLD NEWSProsecutor Francois Molins said counterterrorism authorities are leading the investigation on potential charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with terrorist motives. ÂAt this stage, based on the one hand on the account of witnesses who said the attacker cried ÂAllahu akbarÂ (God is great in Arabic) while attacking passersby with a knife, and given the modus operandi, we have turned this over to the counterterrorist section of the Paris prosecutorÂs ofÂ“ce,ÂŽ Molins told reporters from the scene. The Islamic State groupÂs Aamaq news agency said in a statement early Sunday that the assailant carried out the attack in response to the groupÂs calls for supporters to target members of the U.S.-led military coalition squeezing the extremists out of Iraq and Syria. The Aamaq statement did not provide evidence for its claim or details on the assailantÂs identity. FranceÂs military has been active in the coalition since 2014, and Islamic State adherents have killed more than 200 people in France in recent years, including the 130 who died in the coordinated November 2015 attacks in Paris. President Emmanuel Macron tweeted his praise for police who Âneutralized the terroristÂŽ and said ÂFrance is once again paying the price of blood but will not cede an inch to enemies of freedom.ÂŽ Paris police said the attacker in SaturdayÂs stabbings was armed with a knife and targeted Â“ve people in the 2nd arrondissement, or district, killing one and seriously injuring two. The other two suffered less serious injuries. The attack occurred near many bars and theaters, as well as the opera. FranceÂs BFM television interviewed an unnamed witness in a restaurant who said a young woman was at the entrance when Âa man arrived and attacked her with a knife.ÂŽ A friend came to her aid and the attacker left, Âhitting on all the doors, all the shops,ÂŽ the witness told BFM. He turned onto another street, and everyone scattered, the witness said. ÂI was having a drink with friends and we heard a boom,ÂŽ a witness named Gloria, who had been in a nearby bar, recounted on Saturday night. She said she went outside to see what happened and ÂI saw a guy lying on the ground.ÂŽ Another witness described leaving the opera house and being told to go back inside because of the attack. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced the Âodious attack.ÂŽPARISFROM PAGE 1 BUJUMBURA, Burundi Â„ Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack by an unidentiÂ“ed Âterrorist groupÂŽ in rural Burundi, the countryÂs security minister said Saturday. The attack came shortly before Burundians vote May 17 in a controversial referendum that could extend the presidentÂs term. It was not immediately clear if the attack was related, although some activists said they believe it was. Speaking at the scene, Security Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni told reporters that 24 people were killed in their homes Friday night and two others died of their wounds at a local hospital. He gave no further details about the attack in Ruhagarika community in the northwestern province of Cibitoke. One survivor told The Associated Press the attackers came around 10 p.m. and Âattacked households and set Â“re on houses.ÂŽ Some victims were hacked with machetes and others were shot or burned alive, she said. Her husband and two children were killed, she said. She spoke on condition of anonymity, citing safety concerns. A police ofÂ“cer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to a reporter, said four of the families targeted were headed by people he called Âpolice agents.ÂŽ Â(The attackers) said when leaving, ÂWhere are those you trust to rescue you?ÂŽ he said. Activists expressed concern. ÂThis is extra-judiciary killings. What one can ask is this: Do we have to see innocent people killed whenever elections are near in Burundi?ÂŽ said Gerard Hakizimana, leader of a pro-democracy civic group known as Folucon F. President Pierre Nkuruniza, on Twitter, urged unity in the East African nation and said those who carried out the attack would be pursued and punished. Burundi has seen deadly political violence since early 2015 when Nkurunziza successfully pursued a disputed third term. He later survived a coup attempt led by senior army and police ofÂ“cers, including some who Â”ed and announced they had launched a rebel group against the government. An estimated 1,200 people, including ruling party supporters, have died in sporadic violence since April 2015, according to the United Nations, with most of the killings blamed on the authorities and their allies. Now Burundians are being asked to vote on a proposal to extend the presidentÂs term from Â“ve years to seven, which would allow Nkurunziza to rule for another 14 years when his current term expires in 2020. Campaigns ahead of the referendum have been marred by hate speech, with one ruling party ofÂ“cial sent to prison after he called for those who oppose the referendum to be drowned. The United States earlier this month denounced Âviolence, intimidation, and harassmentÂŽ against those thought to oppose the referendum and expressed concern about the Ânon-transparent processÂŽ of changing the constitution. Human Rights Watch has noted Âwidespread impunityÂŽ for authorities and their allies, including the ruling partyÂs youth wing, as they try to swing the vote in the presidentÂs favor. Many in Burundi, a poor country that still relies heavily on foreign aid, worry that a new round of bloodshed will follow the referendum no matter its results. Already more than 400,000 people have Â”ed the country since April 2015, according to the U.N. Nkurunziza, a former rebel leader, rose to power in 2005 following the end of BurundiÂs civil war that killed about 300,000 people. He was re-elected unopposed in 2010 after the opposition boycotted. He said he was eligible for a third term in 2015 because lawmakers, not the general population, chose him for his Â“rst term.26 people killed in Burundi ÂterroristÂ attackBy ELOGE WILLY KANEZAASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG Â„ The U.S. military says the head of Special Operations Command Africa has suspended a regional commander and an enlisted adviser over alleged misconduct and sent them back to the United States. SOCA spokesman Maj. Casey Osborne tells The Associated Press the suspension of the Special Operations Command Forward-East Africa commander and the adviser happened Thursday. He gave no details. The U.S. has about 1,000 special operations personnel in Africa. Those in East Africa largely assist in countering the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group. Spokeswoman Lt. Jacqui Maxwell with Naval Special Warfare Group 2 tells the AP that the suspended personnel were assigned to an East Coast-based unit and that NSW and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are investigating. Maxwell did not give details about the alleged misconduct, citing the ongoing investigation.US military suspends 2 special operations members in AfricaASSOCIATED PRESS HUMACAO, Puerto Rico Â„ A social worker, Lisel Vargas, recently visited Don Gregorio at his storm-damaged home in the steep hillsides of Humacao, a city on Puerto RicoÂs eastern coast near where Category 4 Hurricane Maria struck last September. Gregorio, a 62-year-old former carpenter who lives alone, looked haggard. He said he had stopped taking his medication for depression more than a week earlier and hadnÂt slept in four days. He was feeling anxious and nervous, he said, rubbing his bald head and Â“dgeting with the silver watch on his wrist. His voice monotone and barely audible, he told Vargas he had thoughts of suicide. The overall suicide rate in Puerto Rico increased 29 percent in 2017, with a signiÂ“cant jump after Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Department of Public Health reports, and that anguish is continuing. GregorioÂs descent from heartbroken but determined storm victim to this moment of despair is a path traveled by many older people here in Puerto Rico. Psychologists and social workers, like Vargas, say elderly people are especially vulnerable when their daily routines are disrupted for long periods. Those who were once active, she said, now stay home alone. ÂBefore, they used to watch television, they would watch their novellas, hear the radio,ÂŽ Vargas said. That predictability of TV shows and church groups or seeing friends regularly imbues life with meaning and order. ÂBecause they feel depressed, they donÂt have that desire to keep that routine of sharing in the community,ÂŽ she said. In the weeks following the late September storm, Gregorio said, he cried all day, every day. Then, he got to work, clearing the broken branches and helping his neighbors. But as the months wore on and his church Â„ the organizing force of his day Â„ remained closed, his regular church groups couldnÂt meet and many of the people he saw every day moved to the United States. He went six months without electricity and missed the nightly routine of watching the local news. Now, he said, he feels listless and forlorn. ÂI canÂt do anything. Like about two months that I havenÂt been able to do anything,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm not motivated.ÂŽ So he sits, much of the day, along the driveway. He reads his Bible and prepares canned food for dinner and goes to bed early. ÂWe have elderly people who live alone, with no power, no water and very little food,ÂŽ said Adrian Gonzalez, chief operating ofÂ“cer at Castaner General Hospital in Castaner, a small town in the islandÂs central mountains. The loss of routine has created widespread anxiety among the elderly, he said. ÂWe have two in-house psychologists and right now their (schedules are) packed.ÂŽ Dr. Angel Munoz, a clinical psychologist in Ponce, said people who care for older adults need to be trained to identify the warning signs of suicide. ÂMany of these elderly people either live alone or are being taken care of by neighbors,ÂŽ said Munoz. ÂThey are not even relatives.ÂŽ Back in Humacao, the church has tried to bring back its slate of activities, but Gregorio said he often doesnÂt feel like going. Many of the people he once spent time with left Puerto Rico after the storm. Standing on the hillside behind his house and surveying his banana and breadfruit trees that are regrowing, Gregorio said, ÂI would like to leave too. I pray that God can take me out of this house because IÂve lived in the same place for 62 years.ÂŽ He recently called his sister in Jacksonville, Fla., and asked if he could move in with her. ÂShe said, ÂNo, you canÂt live with me,ÂÂŽ he said, tearing up.Some older storm survivors in Puerto Rico consider suicideBy SARAH VARNEYKAISER HEALTH NEWS Authorities: Man repeatedly stabs young son during standoff Autopsy: Pilot in fatal copter crash had fentanyl in system 1 hurt in propane tank explosion at ChicagoÂs Soldier FieldNORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) Â„ A Pennsylvania man repeatedly stabbed and critically injured his 4-year-old son during a standoff with police that ended when ofÂ“cers stormed the home, authorities said Saturday. North Versailles police had initially gone to the home just before 10 p.m. Friday when Syneca Ashley Sr., 28, and the childÂs mother were involved in a nonviolent domestic dispute. The woman soon left the residence, leaving the boy with his father. But she called 911 about 30 minutes later and said Ashley had called her and threatened to kill the child. Police then returned to the home, but Ashley refused to speak with them and barricaded himself inside the residence. An Allegheny County SWAT team was called in, but authorities said Ashley became markedly more agitated as negotiations continued overnight and made continuous threats to hurt and/or kill the child. Ashley became irate around 3:20 a.m. Saturday and the child could be heard screaming and being struck. The SWAT team then entered the home, got the child to safety and arrested Ashley without further incident. The child had multiple stab wounds to the chest and was Â”own to a hospital. He was listed in critical but stable condition. He is expected to survive, authorities said. The father was charged ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Â„ A helicopter pilot had a low concentration of fentanyl in his blood during a crash in New Mexico that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett, according to autopsy results obtained on Friday. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid and pain medication, was found in the autopsy report for Jamie Coleman Dodd, the lead pilot in the January crash in northeastern New Mexico. The report didnÂt say whether Dodd may have been taking fentanyl for health reasons. Prior reports have not indicated that drugs were a cause of the crash. Autopsies also were performed on co-pilot Paul Cobb, and wealthy businessman Charles Burnett III Â„ also killed in the crash on a grassy mesa top east of Raton. All three men died of blunt force trauma. Burns also were a cause of death for Burnett. BennettÂs wife, Heather, also died in the crash. Cobb had no drugs in his system, while Burnett had alcohol, amphetamine and oxycodone present in his, medical examiners determined. CHICAGO (AP) Â„ A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at ChicagoÂs Soldier Field. The Chicago Tribune reports the Saturday afternoon incident occurred at a tent where the 60-yearold man was working. It sent smoke billowing into the air and prompted ofÂ“cials to urge people to evacuate. A police spokesman says the man is in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. No other injuries have been reported. Eighteen-year-old Dyamond Jones was volunteering at the Autism Speaks Walk at Soldier Field when he said he saw a small grease Â“re start on a grill inside a food tent. He says the tent went up in Â”ames right before he heard something explode. Jones says Âeverybody was just running.ÂŽ The injured man was not identiÂ“ed. | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONwith attempted homicide, aggravated assault, child endangerment and terroristic threats. It wasnÂt known Saturday if he had retained an attorney. North Versailles is about 14 miles east of Pittsburgh. The sole survivor of the crash, Andra Cobb, of Texas, later recounted her experience, saying the aircraft hit the ground with a loud bang before rolling forward, stopping upside down and bursting into Â”ames. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board conÂ“rmed that the weather was clear the night of the crash, and that Dodd had thousands of hours of Â”ying experience. The pilot was able to call 911 but later died at a hospital.
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2018. There are 232 days left in the year. This is MotherÂs Day. Today in history On May 13, 1918, the first U.S. airmail stamp, costing 24 cents and featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane, was publicly issued. (On some of the stamps, the ÂJennyÂŽ was printed upside-down, making them collectorÂs items.) On this date In 1568 forces loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots were defeated by troops under her half-brother and Regent of Scotland, the Earl of Moray, in the Battle of Langside, thwarting MaryÂs attempt to regain power almost a year after she was forced to abdicate. In 1607 English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1846 the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico. In 1917 three shepherd children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed. In 1981 Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. PeterÂs Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca. Five years ago: President Barack Obama tried to swat down a pair of brewing controversies, denouncing as ÂoutrageousÂŽ the targeting of conservative political groups by the IRS but angrily denying any administration cover-up after the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. TodayÂs birthdays Actor Buck Taylor is 80. Actor Harvey Keitel is 79. Author Charles Baxter is 71. Actress Zoe Wanamaker is 70. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 69. Singer Stevie Wonder is 68. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 57. ÂLate ShowÂŽ host Stephen Colbert is 54. Actress Susan Floyd is 50. Former NBA player Mike Bibby is 40. Former MLB player Barry Zito is 40. Actor Robert Pattinson is 32. Actress Candice Accola King is 31. Actor Hunter Parrish is 31. Bible verse ÂI beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me.ÂŽ Â„ Philemon 1:10-11. Jesus has the power to change a useless life to a useful life. Are you looking for a change? He can do it. SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Â„ A family of raccoons created a chaotic scene when they fell through a ceiling and into the living room of a Michigan home. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that a homeowner in Sheridan Township sought help Friday after the raccoons fell from an attic. Police and Â“reÂ“ghters easily picked up the four baby raccoons, but the mother eluded capture. She bit a responderÂs gloves before hiding in a closet. The Albion Department of Public Safety posted video of the response on its Facebook page. Police said in a statement that a dog catcher pole was used to collar the raccoon. No people or animals were injured in the incident. The raccoons were taken away and released into the wild.ODD NEWS Raccoon family drops through ceiling in homeFROM PAGE ONEthe West Coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Besides Kilauea, they include: Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington; Mount Hood and South Sister in Oregon; and Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic Center in California. Images of lava Â”owing from the ground and homes going up in Â”ames in Hawaii have stoked unease among residents elsewhere along the Ring of Fire. But experts say an eruption on one section of the arc doesnÂt necessarily signal danger in other parts. ÂThese are isolated systems,ÂŽ Westby said.WHEN WILL THE WEST COAST VOLCANOES ERUPT?No eruption seems imminent, experts say. The Cascades Volcano Observatory monitors volcanoes in the PaciÂ“c Northwest and posts weekly status reports. All currently register Ânormal.ÂŽ But the situation can change fast. ÂAll our mountains are considered active and, geologically speaking, things seem to happen in the Northwest about every 100 years,ÂŽ said John Ufford, preparedness manager for the Washington Emergency Management Division. ÂItÂs an inexact timeline.ÂŽ Some geologists believe Mount St. Helens is the most likely to erupt. But six other Cascade volcanoes have been active in the past 300 years, including steam eruptions at Mount Rainier and Glacier Peak and a 1915 blast at Lassen Peak that destroyed nearby ranches.WHAT KIND OF DAMAGE COULD THEY DO?The Big Island scenes of rivers of lava snaking through neighborhoods and sprouting fountains are unlikely in the PaciÂ“c Northwest. ÂLava is not the hazard, per se, like in Hawaii,ÂŽ said Ian Lange, a retired University of Montana geology professor. Cascade volcanoes produce a thicker, more viscous type of lava than Hawaiian volcanoes, so it doesnÂt run as far, Lange said. The Cascade volcanoes can produce huge clouds of choking ash and send deadly mudslides into rivers and streams. Two of the most potentially destructive are Mount St. Helens, north of the Portland, Oregon, metro area, and 14,000-foot Mount Rainier, which is visible from the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. Mount Rainier eruptions in the distant past have caused destruction as far west as Puget Sound, some 50 miles away. The volcano hasnÂt produced a signiÂ“cant eruption in the past 500 years. But it remains dangerous because of its great height, frequent earthquakes, active hydrothermal system, and 26 glaciers, experts said. An eruption on Mount Rainier could rapidly melt glaciers, triggering huge mudÂ”ows Â„ called lahars Â„ that could reach the densely populated surrounding lowlands, Westby said. Another major danger from a Cascade volcano eruption would be large amounts of ash thrown into the air, where it could foul aircraft engines.WHAT ARE COMMUNITIES DOING TO PREPARE?The closest settlement to a West Coast volcano may be Government Camp, on OregonÂs Mount Hood. Lava could conceivably reach the town, but the greater threat is an eruption triggering a so-called pyroclastic Â”ow, which is a fast-moving cloud of hot ash and gas, experts said. But Lange believes CaliforniaÂs Mount Shasta is the most dangerous, in part because it is surrounded by towns. The town of Mt. Shasta has numerous response plans for emergencies, including a volcano eruption, Police Chief Parish Cross said. But the plan for a volcano is pretty Â”uid, he said. ÂWe donÂt know the size or scope of the event,ÂŽ Cross said, including which direction the eruption would occur. This is not an issue in Orting, Washington, about 20 miles west of Mount Rainier. Orting would be directly in the path of a lahar, and local ofÂ“cials each year conduct drills in which children move from school to higher ground to escape the Â”ow. Students usually take about 45 minutes to walk the 2 miles to higher ground, which should be fast enough to escape, ofÂ“cials said. ÂOur concern is ice and snow melting rapidly on Mount Rainier,ÂŽ said Chuck Morrison, a resident of the town of 7,600 who has long been involved in evacuation planning. ÂWe need a quick way off the valley Â”oor.ÂŽ Orting is the town most vulnerable to lahar damage from Mount Rainier, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists say that in the worst case, a 30-foot-high lahar with the consistency of wet concrete could rumble through Orting at 50 mph if volcanic activity suddenly melted snow and ice on Rainier.VOLCANOFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTO/TED S. WARRENIn this Tuesday photo, a volcano evacuation route sign directs trac and pedestrians to an area of higher ground near Orting, Wash., should nearby Mount Rainier erupt or trigger a lahar mud ow. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing the volcanic peaks in Washington, Oregon and California, including Rainier, that are part of the Pacic OceanÂs ring of re. of training that included lessons on what constitutes bullying, causes of the problem and how to manage such conÂ”icts. Seniors were then invited to similar classes, held in English and Spanish, teaching them to alert staff or intervene themselves if they witness bullying. Signs and even place mats around the center now declare it a ÂBully Free Zone.ÂŽ ÂI think in the past I would have just stayed out of it,ÂŽ said Mary Murphy, 86, a retired real estate agent who took the classes. ÂNow I might be inclined to help.ÂŽ Robin Bonifas, a social work professor at Arizona State University and author of the book ÂBullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic,ÂŽ said existing studies suggest about 1 in 5 seniors encounters bullying. She sees it as an outgrowth of frustrations characteristic in communal settings, as well a reÂ”ection of issues unique to getting older. Many elderly see their independence and sense of control disappear and, for some, becoming a bully can feel like regaining some of that lost power. ÂIt makes them feel very out of control,ÂŽ Bonifas said, Âand the way they sort of get on top of things and make their name in this new world is intimidating, picking on people, gossiping.ÂŽ There is far less recognition of bullying as a problem among seniors compared with young people. Even among those who have been called bullies, many are unaware how problematic their behavior is until itÂs labeled. Campaigns around the country have sought to spread the word, including a booklet circulated last year by the National Center for Assisted Living. ÂIn the life cycle, it doesnÂt go away,ÂŽ said Katherine Arnold, a member of the city Human Rights Commission in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, which created a public service announcement on its community-access station that included a portrayal of a man who was excluded from a card game and became the subject of gossip by other seniors. ÂThereÂs really not a lot of escape.ÂŽ Most senior bullying isnÂt physical but rather involves name-calling, rumors and exclusion, said Pamela Countouris, a longtime schoolteacher who now runs a Pittsburgh-based consultancy that offers training on bullying. Women constitute the bulk of the bullies Countouris encounters among seniors, a reÂ”ection of lifespan disparities and the gender makeup of those who live at or participate in programs at senior facilities. CountourisÂ business began with a focus on school bullying but now centers exclusively on seniors. In the next month alone, she has more than a dozen training sessions planned. After four years immersed in the wrath of older bullies, Countouris has heard all manner of stories. At a senior high-rise, a woman who saw herself as the queen of the parking garage would key the cars of those who crossed her. Elsewhere, laundry rooms became vicious places where the bullied had their detergent stolen and their clothes thrown on the Â”oor. Bingo rooms so often devolved into battleÂ“elds Â„ with lucky newcomers badgered and accused of cheating by veteran players Â„ she came to call it Âthe devilÂs game.ÂŽ ÂI didnÂt realize it was an underground society where people could be mean to each other,ÂŽ Countouris said. In the worst cases, bullying goes far beyond bingo squabbles. Marsha Wetzel moved into a senior apartment complex in Niles, Illinois, after her partner of 30 years died and her partnerÂs family evicted her from the home the couple shared. At Glen St. Andrew Living Community, she said she was met with relentless bullying by residents mostly focused on her being a lesbian. One man hit WetzelÂs scooter with his walker and unleashed a barrage of homophobic slurs. A woman rammed her wheelchair into WetzelÂs table in the dining room and knocked it over, warning Âhomosexuals will burn in hell.ÂŽ In the mailroom, someone knocked her in the head, and in an elevator, she was spit on. ÂIÂd just go in my room and barricade my door and just pray,ÂŽ said Wetzel, now 70 and living at a senior complex in Chicago. ÂI just felt like a slug, like I was nothing, like I wasnÂt even human.ÂŽ Lambda Legal, which defends LGBTQ rights, took on WetzelÂs case and sued Glen St. Andrew, claiming Fair Housing Act violations. A federal judge dismissed the suit last year. An appeals court decision is pending. Wetzel had seen such bullying throughout her life. She dropped out of high school when she became a punching bag for the girls who learned she was a lesbian. As a senior, she said, it felt even more traumatic Â„ and the bullies even more vicious. She had a view of a cemetery from her window and would stare at it, thinking maybe only when she arrived there would she Â“nd peace. ÂI felt like a person in a pool of piranhas,ÂŽ she said.BULLIESFROM PAGE 1 held June 12 in Singapore. Seoul, which shuttled between Washington and Pyongyang to set up the Trump-Kim meeting, has said Kim has genuine interest in dealing away his nuclear weapons in return for economic beneÂ“ts. However, there are lingering doubts about whether Kim would ever agree to fully relinquish the weapons he likely views as his only guarantee of survival. During their summit at a border truce village, Moon and Kim vaguely promised to work toward the Âcomplete denuclearizationÂŽ of the Korean Peninsula, but made no references to veriÂ“cation or timetables. North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of ÂdenuclearizationÂŽ that bears no resemblance to the American deÂ“nition. The North has been vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its 28,500 troops from South Korea and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan. Some experts believe Kim may try to drag out the process to wait out the Trump administration or seek a deal in which he gives away his intercontinental ballistic missiles but retains some of his shorter-range arsenal in return for a reduced U.S. military presence in the South. This could satisfy Trump but undermine the alliance between Washington and Seoul. Kim declared his nuclear force as complete in December, following North KoreaÂs most powerful nuclear test to date in September and three Â”ight tests of ICBMs designed to reach the U.S. mainland. North Korea announced at a ruling party meeting last month that it was suspending all tests of nuclear devices and ICBMs, as well as the plan to close the nuclear testing ground. Kim said during the meeting that the nuclear test siteÂs mission had come Âto an endÂŽ because the North had completed the process of developing nuclear-capable intermediate-range missiles, ICBMs and other strike means. The North also said for the Â“rst time at the meeting that it had been conducting ÂsubcriticalÂŽ nuclear tests. These refer to experiments involving a subcritical mass of nuclear materials that allow scientists to examine the performance and safety of weapons without triggering a nuclear chain reaction and explosion. North KoreaÂs reference to such activity is designed to communicate that even without underground testing, the country intends to maintain its nuclear arsenal and be a ÂresponsibleÂŽ steward of those weapons at the same time, said Andrea Berger, a senior analyst at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Still, the closure of the underground testing site could be a useful precedent for Washington and Seoul as they proceed with the nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang, analysts say. ÂNow that North Korea has accepted in principle that agreements should be veriÂ“ed, U.S. negotiators should hold them to this standard for any subsequent agreement,ÂŽ said Adam Mount, a senior defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. ÂIt will make it more difÂ“cult for Kim Jong Un to deny inspections now that he has placed them on the table.ÂŽ North Korea has invited the outside world to witness the dismantling of its nuclear facilities before. In June 2008, international broadcasters were allowed to air the demolishing of a cooling tower at the Nyongbyon reactor site, a year after the North reached an agreement with the U.S. and four other nations to disable its nuclear facilities in return for an aid package worth about $400 million. But in September 2008, the North declared that it would resume reprocessing plutonium, complaining that Washington wasnÂt fulÂ“lling its promise to remove the country from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The administration of George W. Bush removed North Korea from the list in October 2008 after the country agreed to continue disabling its nuclear plant. However, a Â“nal attempt by Bush to complete an agreement to fully dismantle North KoreaÂs nuclear weapons program collapsed that December when the North refused to accept U.S.-proposed veriÂ“cation methods. The North went on to conduct its second nuclear test in May 2009.TUNNELSFROM PAGE 1
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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS FLOWER POWER 3 by Myles Mellor 1. QEVN SJTUVMP IEVUS UCWRN YUCGRTN JMS EVN YJBVUX. CKWVCONUX!! ERÂN J GJP JN GRUU! EVN ATRQQX BCQERTÂN SJX IJTS TRJS : ÂATCOS QC KR XCTIEVS!ÂŽ 2. S UVYH NSCYSEVDY RCDHL OU FVEZ S UCLEEI XSCDDY CDQL. FZLY EZL CDQL NCVLT, EZL NSCYSEVDY EDKT ZLC, ÂIDO QZDOKTYÂE RL QD QNLYEVXLYESK!ÂŽ 3. OVL NV DZAG ZDP PGUCDG AK WJIIJFGDNW QVN? CN IZAG PVLD NV: ÂFVVECDM WOZXQÂŽ VX ÂZFVG, CW CN AG KVJÂXG FVVECDM UVX?ÂŽ 4. BLXJ NYQWJHCV, HLIDX WJP W NQYDMYJS FYJX BXCX HVWRHYJS XWNL VHLXC, HLXI NCYXP ÂMWRYQ-HVF!ÂŽ 1. This darling child loves flowers and his family. Obviously!! HeÂs a wag as well! His pretty motherÂs day card read: Âproud to be yorchid!ÂŽ 2. A pink carnation broke up with a pretty maroon rose. When the rose cried, the carnation told her, ÂYou shouldnÂt be so scentimental!ÂŽ 3. How to name and define my succulents pot? It came down to: ÂLooking sharpÂŽ or ÂAloe, is it me youÂre looking for?ÂŽ 4. When cilantro, thyme and a climbing vine were toasting each other, they cried ÂBasil-tov! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are new questions, decisions and possibilities on this threshold of your life. You are capable of handling all of it, but it will require you to enlarge your philosophical perspective to include provisions for the new realities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). ItÂs not so much that you remember what happened; itÂs that you remember and so thatÂs what happened. This is why itÂs important to focus on the best and most helpful things that occur. They will be the memories you build on. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How much optimism can you handle? The benets of a sunny attitude and rewards of consistently thinking the best of the situation will give you an outside tolerance level without robbing you of the humor that comes of a darker tone. CANCER (June 22-July 22). ItÂs not a question of whatÂs available to have (which is, of course, more than you need, more than is good for you, more than youÂre interested in). Rather, itÂs a question of what is worth having. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Not all fears are scary in an immediate way. Some creep in out of the background over time and begin to take the form of monsters like regret, resentment and envy. Face mild fears now and youÂll keep them from growing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Anything that forces you to take a new vantage and explore what can be seen from that point can be considered a creativity aid. If it leads to more ideas, it will be good for your project. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Nineteenth-century economist Henry George said, ÂMan is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the onl y animal that is never satised.ÂŽ If itÂs true that ambition is uniquely human, youÂll be a prime example of your human nature on this restless day. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). YouÂve executed an action so many times that itÂs hard to imagine you once feared it. And that thing you fear now will soon become just another thing youÂve mastered, as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Learning of the purest kind doesnÂt oer grades. Instead, it gives a skill, some understanding, maybe even wisdom. These are the things youÂll get today for paying attention at the school of life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be a rank and order to adhere to. In all honesty, this is probably randomly assigned, as there are very few true meritocracies in the world. So if you denitely donÂt like how things are ranked, consider changing the ranking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Before we have a reallife relationship experience with a person, thereÂs a fantasy version to hold its place. This is why many who have met their heroes liked the relationship better before that meeting occurred. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). YouÂre trying to gure out how to do it faster. Consider doing half as much and then taking your time. It will not only be done faster; youÂll look cooler doing it. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (May 13). For one reason or another, youÂll end up having to avoid the short, direct path, and this will turn out well for you. ItÂs not shortcuts but character-building that will change your whole story and improve your life for the better. An alliance will help you succeed in business and social aims. YouÂll clear a debt in October. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 1, 11 and 40.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun /Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My ance and I are looking forward to being married soon. The problem is, he wants a traditional wedding with bridesmaids and groomsmen, and I prefer a wedding at the courthouse. IÂm not good at planning parties, and we have almost no budget to work with. We will be paying for all of this out of pocket. We have a venue booked on a beach. However, the amount of planning thatÂs going into this weeklong wedding/family vacation Â„ with all invitees attending Â„ is becoming too much. My future mother-in-law doesnÂt care for me, and dealing with her is stressful. My ance is not planning the wedding. I am, by default. I really donÂt want to do this, and we canÂt hire a wedding planner. Do you have any suggestions on how to compromise on this situation? Â„ WEDDED UN-BLISS IN TEXAS DEAR WEDDED UN-BLISS: There are solid reasons it is recommended that engaged couples have premarital counseling to work out any disagreements before the vows are spoken. IÂm suggesting it for you. Your celebration should be kept low-key and inexpensive, and you do not have to explain or apologize to anyone for it. I would like to caution you, however, to think twice about going through with this marriage. From where I sit, you will have a built-in mother-in-law problem because the woman doesnÂt like you, as well as an irresponsible husband who is unwilling to compromise. It doesnÂt take a crystal ball to predict that you will have some serious challenges to contend with. DEAR ABBY: Neighbor ÂBillÂŽ has lived across the street for 30 years. Our kids grew up together, and we socialized at least once a month with him and his wife. Three years ago, she left him, and his daughter moved out of town. My wife and I were among the few who helped to support him emotionally. Bill is pleasant and presentable. The problem is, heÂs the cheapest man on the face of the Earth. We have almost identical well-paying professional jobs. My wife and I travel extensively, attend events, have new cars and eat well. Bill has a 20-year-old car he wonÂt even pay to wash. He travels only when he can stay at a friendÂs house, and must be hard-pressed to pay for anything. HeÂs kind of a leech in that he waits for invitations where he can get by on the cheap. This makes for a very dull and challenging companion. My wife is neutral, but it has really gotten to me. Her take is to just not invite Bill if it bothers me so much. IÂm willing to support him emotionally, but not nancially at the same time. Mutual friends agree with me. Your thoughts? Â„ JUST ABOUT OVER BILL DEAR JUST ABOUT OVER: My thought is that the friendship with Bill may have run its course. And if your neighbor should ask you why, tell him what you have shared with me Â„ that youÂre tired of footing the bill for Bill. DEAR READERS: Happy MotherÂs Day to mothers everywhere Â„ birth mothers, adoptive and foster mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren and dual-role dads. Orchids to all of you for the love you give each and every day! LOVE, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order ÂHow to Be Popular.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Microber cloths have become indispensable and versatile cleaning tools in our houses. They make cleaning an easier job to tackle, particularly when wiping dust and grime o of computers and other high-tech equipment. But they do become dirty, so they need to be cleaned as well. HereÂs how: Wash them in soapy warm water in the washing machine, but donÂt include towels or anything else that produces lint. Lint will attach to the microber in the water and stay on the cloth. DonÂt add fabric softener or chlorine bleach because they can damage the cloths. Dry on low heat or air-dry. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I was using a pen, and sure enough, I got ballpoint ink on my blouse. How can I get it out? Â„ Kerry from Illinois Dear Kerry: Try this Heloise Hint to remove that nasty ink stain from your washable garments. Put the blouse on a dry towel, with the stained side down. Lightly dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol and gently dab the stain (do not rub it) to lift up the ink. Launder the blouse as you usually do. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: If you have taken a wonderful spring hike, your boots probably are dirty and will need a good cleaning. Use these hints to get them ready for your next trek. 1. If the boots are just dusty, grab a shoe brush to remove the dust. 2. If the boots are muddy and wet, allow them to dry completely. Then use a soft-bristled brush to get rid of all the dried mud. Be sure to scrub the hidden areas and seams. Wipe o boots with water. 3. Air out the boots. Put several fabric-softener sheets inside to deodorize them. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Love to add buttermilk to biscuits and cakes? Do you ever wonder how much butter is actually in buttermilk? None! Today, buttermilk is made from skim or low-fat milk and thickened with a bacterial culture or acidier. Years ago, when butter was churned, the leftover liquid was buttermilk, which was then fermented. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: After a party or celebration, it can be quite a task to hand-wash all the special glasses that canÂt go into a dishwasher. Sometimes they are still cloudy after washing. Try again, using this hint. Warm a good amount of full-strength vinegar and place the glasses in this vinegar bath. Allow them to soak for a while, and the cloudiness should disappear. However, if the cloudiness remains, the glasses could be permanently etched with tiny scratches. Rinse glasses with water and make certain that you dry the glasses right away with a lint-free cloth to prevent water spots from appearing on them. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I bought mushrooms to make a dish, and they didnÂt last very long in the refrigerator. How do I keep them fresher for longer? Â„ Anne from California Dear Anne: Take these steps: Do not wash mushrooms before storing because they will become slimy if you put them in the refrigerator. Instead, simply wipe mushrooms with dry paper towels and put them into a paper bag, which will let them breathe. Rinse with water and pat dry just before you use them. Â„ HeloiseBride is drowning in the details of planning her beach weddingDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 NATIONAL NEWS MISSOULA, Mont. Â„ MontanaÂs Clark Fork River near Missoula began to recede Saturday after cresting at its highest level in a century, but the Â”oodwaters are expected to surge again next week with no end in sight for the hundreds of homes threatened. The river crested Friday night at 13.82 feet, its highest level since 1908, after knocking trailer homes off their foundations and sweeping trees and other dangerous debris downstream. Cooler weather is re-freezing the mountain snowpack, which has slowed the snowmelt rushing into the river and will allow the water level to drop slightly over the next few days, National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Leach said. But the river will remain in major Â”ood stage until temperatures warm up again and push the river back up starting Tuesday to possibly another record level by next Saturday, he said. Moderate to major Â”ooding is expected to continue for weeks, which may create a problem of complacency among the residents of the hundreds of homes that are threatened, Leach said. ÂThis is kind of becoming the normal right now, where weÂre really settled into the Â”ood,ÂŽ he said. ÂDonÂt get complacent, the river is still dangerous and itÂs still Â”ooding.ÂŽ Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 65 homes, though many have refused to leave, and more than 800 others are under an evacuation warning. One injury has been reported so far, that of a man rescued from a transient camp surrounded by water who was treated at a hospital for possible hypothermia. Much of the western half of Montana saw record or nearrecord snowfall this winter that is now rapidly melting. Flood warnings have been issued for the Sun River near Simms in central Montana, along with Tenmile Creek outside Helena and parts of Jefferson and Broadwater counties. More than 100 homes remained threatened near Lincoln due to Â”ooding along the Blackfoot River. The cold weather that will re-freeze the mountain snowpack above Missoula is also expected to bring a late-season snowstorm to Yellowstone National Park and northern Wyoming. Between 1 and 4 inches could fall overnight on Old Faithful, with up to 7 inches of snow forecast in some of the highest elevations.Montana river recedes, but floodwaters are likely to resurgeASSOCIATED PRESS KURT WILSON /THE MISSOULIAN VIA APFloodwater from the Clark Fork River ows over the road and through a fence line, Thursday, at the Kelly Island Fishing Access o Mullan Road west of Missoula. The Clark Fork River was measured at 12.8 feet Thursday. OLYMPIA, Wash. Â„ Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency Saturday for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe Â”ooding. Flooding is impacting communities in Ferry, Okanogan and Pend Oreille counties and could get worse next week. The proclamation covers these three plus the 17 other Eastern Washington counties facing an increased threat of Â”ooding over the next seven days. ÂFlooding caused by recent rains and snow melt has fouled water and sewage treatment facilities, threatened state highways and local roads, and caused some people to leave their homes,ÂŽ Inslee said. ÂContinued higher temperatures are predicted to increase snow melt and cause additional Â”ooding as rivers and streams continue to rise to record or near record levels.ÂŽ State agencies and local jurisdictions are coordinating resources to address the impacts caused by the Â”ooding, and the governorÂs proclamation directs state agencies to implement appropriate response activities The State Emergency Operations Center at the Washington Military DepartmentÂs Camp Murray was activated Saturday to monitor local efforts and coordinate resources to help local ofÂ“cials respond. The proclamation allows the governor to activate resources of the Washington National Guard, if necessary. The National Weather Service predicts major Â”ooding of the Okanogan River near Tonasket to continue through the next week, the Spokesman-Review reported The Okanogan River, which runs through Tonasket, reached a level of 19 feet early Friday morning, which is above the 15-foot Â”ood stage. Okanogan county announced Friday afternoon that it had opened its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate communication about region Â”oods. The city of Omak has a levy thatÂs handling water Â”ow, but is experiencing backup in storm drains. Some residents and businesses in Omak are experiencing basement Â”ooding, according to an Omak Police Department release. OfÂ“cials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Okanogan County Emergency Management are continuing to monitor river levels. Omak City Administrator Todd McDaniel said the city brought in additional pumps to handle water Â”ow and is on 24/7 watch. ÂWe believe the levy is going to hold. We are concerned about (water) seepage coming in, but I think weÂll be Â“ne,ÂŽ he said. The Pend Oreille River is forecast to reach a Â”ow of more than 118,000 cubic feet per second by next Thursday, which hasnÂt occurred since 2011. 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Sunday, May 13, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | NHL 2 | Auto Racing 3 | NFL 3 | NBA 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Golf 6 | Cycling 6 | Te nnis 6 By TOM JONESTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ You didnÂt think it was going to be easy, did you? You didnÂt think the Washington Capitals were just going to show up and play patsy as the Lightning steamrolled its way to the Stanley Cup final, right? Well, if thatÂs what you thought then you and the Lightning were all in for rude awakenings Friday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final. Turns out, this Caps team is pretty good. And, oh, you can forget all that baloney about Washington just being happy to be here. Looks as if they have some plans of their own, Stanley Cup plans that include busting through Tampa Bay to get there. The Lightning came out flat and then got really flattened. The final score was 4-2. DonÂt be fooled. It wasnÂt that close. It was brutal loss, the kind that shakes confidences and plants doubts. Now the good news is the Lightning has been in this spot before. Just last round, it got blown out by the Bruins in Game 1 and rallied to win the next four games. Time and time again the past few years, this group has suffered what appeared to be shattering losses only to put the pieces back together again and claw back to life. The bad news? The adno=50534782NHL: CommentaryBy RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ Ronald Jones took the handoff and ran to his left, stuck his right foot in the ground and darted through a collapsing hole between the guard and tackle before disappearing like a jet on the horizon. It was his first carry during his first rookie minicamp practice in a Buccaneers uniform. But it wasnÂt hard to imagine Jones carrying the football to the end zone, carrying the offense on his shoulders and carrying the Bucs back to the postseason this fall. ÂWell, Ronald is what we thought,ÂŽ coach Dirk Koetter said Friday. ÂYou can see the guy has got juice. I mean IÂm sure everybody out here saw it. When he touches the ball, heÂs got a gear that we donÂt have on our team right now. That doesnÂt mean he doesnÂt have a lot to learn. But you can see from his USC tape, but itÂs great to see him out here and see him in our colors.ÂŽ Jones, a second-round pick from Southern Cal, should have the biggest impact of any BucsÂ player from this yearÂs draft class. ThatÂs not a slight on Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea, the 12th overall pick. But Tampa Bay averaged only 3.7 yards per carry last season, which ranked 27th in the NFL. Their eight rushing TDs tied for 25th. The way you improve that is with a running back who can make explosive plays. Jones is that, having had 12 games in which he had a least one run of 40 yards or more. Jones, who wonÂt turn 21 until August, isnÂt shrinking from expectations. He expects to hit it big and hit it fast. ÂDefinitely coming in and hitting it right off the bat,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂYeah, Rookie of the Year, things like that. NFL: BuccaneersJones could be RB who carries Bucs back to playo s By MARK LONGAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH Â„ Tiger Woods turned in his best round of the season and his lowest score ever at The Players Championship. It propelled him up the leaderboard. Staying there might prove difficult considering the favorable scoring conditions at TPC Sawgrass. Woods shot a 7-under 65 in the third round Saturday, besting his previous low score on the Stadium Course by a stroke. He honed in his iron shots, fine-tuned his putter and was so hot through 12 holes that it looked like he might challenge the course record. ÂI wish I could repeat it more often, but honestly it was just a better start,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂI got off to a much better-quality start.ÂŽ Woods took advantage of warm weather, soft greens and little wind by making birdies at three of the first four holes He drained putts of 15, 5, 10 and 17 feet, regaining a scoring touch that eluded GOLF: Players ChanpionshipTiger Woods shoots 65 His lowest score ever at PlayersAP PHOTOTiger Woods hits a shot from the 11th tee during the third round of the The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach. WASHINGTON POST PHOTO BY JONATHAN NEWTONCapitals teammates Tom Wilson (43) and Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrate a first-period goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between Washington and Tampa Bay. Why this loss was worse than Game 1 against Boston By JANIE McCAULEYAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. Â„ Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Rockets coach Mike DÂAntoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, just let it fly Â„ and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. And in transition whenever possible. Golden State coach Steve Kerr praises DÂAntoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace and the space; precise ball movement and playing small without a traditional center; shooting at will and shooting from way back. Still, for all his success in leading the WestÂs top team this season, DÂAntoni might need a championship to validate his style. Standing in the way are the defending champion Warriors, who open the best-of-seven Western Conference finals at Houston on Monday night. ÂHe empowers everyone to shoot the basketball, and thatÂs dangerous,ÂŽ said Green, Golden StateÂs bruising forward. ÂThatÂs why NBA: RocketsRocketsÂ Mike DÂAntoni, king of the 3, draws singular praiseAP PHOTOFILE In this Feb. 7, 2008, file photo, Phoenix SunsÂ Shaquille OÂNeal, center, holds up his new basketball jersey as he is flanked by Suns general manager Steve Kerr, left, and coach Mike DÂAntoni at a news conference in Phoenix. Kerr praises DÂAntoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace, the importance of precise ball movement, going small without a traditional center and shooting at will from way back. SEE WOODS, 6 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE DÂANTONI, 3 SEE LOSS, 2 Players ChampionshipSimpson stretches Players lead to 7 shots Page 6
Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, May 13, 2018 / The Sun Lightning isnÂt playing the Bruins anymore. Washington is bigger than Boston. Tougher. Scarier. Stingier on defense. Steadier in goal. More dangerous on offense. In a word: better. You can say itÂs only one game. ThatÂs true. But if felt like more than one game. It felt like a statement. It looked like a clinic. The Caps so badly dominated the Lightning that two quick questions come to mind. One: Is the Li g htnin g in serious trouble after only one game? And, two: How in the world does this happen? How can a team that has looked so good in the past couple of weeks look so discombobulated, so outclassed? First off, no, the Lightning is not in serious trouble just yet. ItÂs a bestof-seven series. LetÂs see where things stand after what has now become an almost must-win Game 2 before we start planning eulogies. Things always seem like the end of the world when you lose a playoff game, especially Game 1. But letÂs be clear about this. There was never in a point in the Boston series, not even during the Game 1 loss, when things looked his dire. ThatÂs how much of a smack-down Friday night was. ThatÂs how good Washington was. ThatÂs how bad Tampa Bay was. ÂItÂs disappointing and frustrating when you donÂt come out the way you want to play,ÂŽ Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. ÂItÂs one thing if you play well and you donÂt get the win. But I donÂt think we deserved to be that game.ÂŽ So that brin g s to how. How did this happen? Maybe it was just one of those nights. YouÂre bound of have a clunker every now and then, even if youÂre a team that had won eight of 10 games this postseason coming into Friday night. The breaks donÂt even out. The bounces donÂt go your way. Luck takes a few shifts for the other guy. And there was some of that as the Caps scored a couple of goals that were a direct result of fluky bounces after fanning on shots. Then again, those goals count, too. And that doesnÂt mean to suggest that the Ca p s were sim p l y luckier than Tampa Bay. They were flat-out better, which is another explanation for what happened Friday. The Caps are a really good team with really good players and they proved that Friday night. ÂThey were just a better team (Friday),ÂŽ Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi said. ÂThey were on top of us. They didnÂt give us any space. Âƒ They were just a better team. By far.ÂŽ The part of the equation for what happened thatÂs the most concerning is what role did the Li g htnin g p la y in it? Sure, Washington was good, but Tampa Bay, even with a late push that produced two third-period goals, was simply not good enough. Not by a mile. ÂOur game wasnÂt good enough for where it needs to be this time of year,ÂŽ Lightning forward Ryan Callahan said. ThereÂs no reason to think the Lightning canÂt get back to where it needs to be to compete in this series. ItÂs certainly not the end of the world. But you can see the end of the season from here if the Lightning canÂt figure things out. It has less than 48 hours to do so. SPORTS ON TVSunday, May 13 AUTO RACING 9:05 a.m. ESPN2 Â„ Formula One, Spanish Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain BOWLING 1 p.m. ESPN Â„ PBA Tour, Elias Cup Finals, at Portland, Maine (taped) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ Texas A&M at Arkansas FS1 Â„ Kansas at Kansas St. CYCLING 4 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Amgen Tour of California, stage 1, at Long Beach, Calif. GOLF 2 p.m. NBC Â„ PGA Tour, The Players Championship, Â“ nal round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 4:30 p.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Rocco Forte Sicilian Open, Â“ nal round, at Agrigento, Italy (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs OR Texas at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN Â„ Washington at Arizona NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC Â„ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference Â“ nals, Game 1, Cleveland at Boston NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference Â“ nals, Game 1, Washington at Tampa Bay SOCCER 10 a.m. BRAVO Â„ Premier League, Tottenham vs. Leicester City CNBC Â„ Premier League, Swansea City vs. Stoke City E! Â„ Premier League, West Ham United vs. Everton MSNBC Â„ Premier League, HuddersÂ“ eld vs. Arsena NBC Â„ Premier League, Liverpool vs. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Newcastle vs. Chelsea OLY CHANNEL Premier League, Burnley vs. Bournemouth OXY Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion SYFY Â„ Premier League, Southampton vs. Manchester City USA Â„ Premier League, Manchester United vs. Watford 4 p.m. ESPN Â„ MLS, Seattle at Portland 6 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, Atanta United at Orlando City 8:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, N.Y. City FC at Los Angeles FCLOSSContinued from 1By FRED GOODALLAssociated PressBRANDON Â„ Jon Cooper is confident the Tampa Bay Lightning will be fine. Experience tells the coach and his players they shouldnÂt be overly concerned about losing the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals at home. The way the Washington Capitals are playing, though, it could be more difficult to rebound from a shabby performance this time. Game 2 is Sunday night, and Cooper expects the Atlantic Division winners to be at their best. ÂItÂs unfortunate how we played a couple of these Game 1s in the last couple of rounds, (and) dug ourselves a small hole this series,ÂŽ the coach said after a workout Saturday at the teamÂs suburban practice facility. ÂI guess the positive side is weÂve been here before, so weÂve seen this. But we canÂt keep playing with fire and dropping these Game 1s, which weÂve done. All of a sudden youÂve thrown home ice advantage back at them. Now youÂve put pressure on yourself. You got to go win games on the road, which you have to do anyway in the playoffs, but your margin for error gets smaller and smaller. WeÂre really going to need a good effort (Sunday).ÂŽ The Capitals won the opener 4-2, ending an eight-game playoff losin g skid to Tampa Bay dating to the 2003 postseason. Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller scored for Washington, while rejuvenated goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 19 shots to help the Caps improve to 6-1 on the road this postseason.NHL: Eastern Conference Â“ nalsLightning eye bounce-back performance against CapitalsMILB: HAMMERHEADS 4, STONE CRABS 3Charlotte drops road Â“ naleStaff ReportsLate runs continue to plague the Charlotte Stone Crabs, as they lost 4-3 Saturday against the Jupiter Hammerheads. The Stone Crabs were leading 3-1 entering the eighth inning, but one run allowed by Mikey York in the eighth brought the game within one run with Deivy Mendez entering the game for a save in the ninth. Without recording an out, Mendez allowed two walks to begin the inning, follow by an RBI double to Justin Twine and then a walkoff wild pitch to end the game. Robbie Tenerowicz and Jesus Sanchez each had two hits in the loss. Sanchez also had two RBI. Charlotte's only extra-base hit was David Olmedo-Barrera's double. Starter Sam McWilliams allowed just one unearned run on four hits and a walk in six innings pitched, but earned a no decision.Called upThe bigger news of the day was the call up of two-way prospect Brendan Mckay. The Tampa Bay Rays announced Saturday afternoon left-handed pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay would be called up from Low-A Bowling Green to the Stone Crabs. McKay, the Rays No. 3 prospect, is scheduled to join Charlotte when they begin their homestand on Monday. In 91 plate appearances this season with the Hot Rods, McKay is batting .254 with 1 home run, two doubles, 16 RBI, 28 walks and 13 strikeouts. On the mound, he's 2-0 in six starts with a 1.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 24 Â‡ innings pitched. By LARRY LAGEAssociated PressWINNIPEG, Manitoba Â„ Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and the Winnipeg Jets built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia had goals 46 seconds apart to put the Jets up 3-0. Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg a 4-1 lead midway through the second period with his 12th goal this postseason. Brayden McNabb scored midway through the first and William Karlsson late in the second period to pull Vegas within two, but the expansion team couldnÂt get closer. WinnipegÂs Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for the Golden Knights. The Jets will host Game 2 on Monday night before the series shifts to Las Vegas. Winnipeg, which is making its deepest playoff run in franchise history, appeared to be in rhythm less than 48 hours after advancing past top-seeded Nashville. Vegas, meanwhile, seemed rusty after resting for nearly a week after eliminating San Jose in the second round. Or, maybe the Jets are just that good. WinnipegÂs fast, deep and talented team had 114 points this season, trailing only the PredatorsÂ league-high total by three points. The hard-charging, smooth-passing Jets put the Pacific Division champions on their heels right from the start and didnÂt relent. White-clad, toweltwirling raucous fans in the arena Â„ and packed on surrounding streets Â„ were fired up before the game started. And, they were given plenty of opportunities to celebrate in the opening minutes.NHL: Western Conference Â“ nalsJets jump on Golden Knights early, open series with 4-2 winBy DAVID GINSBURGAssociated PressBALTIMORE Â„ Brad Miller and C.J. Cron homered off former teammate Alex Cobb, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday night to earn a doubleheader split and snap a five-game losing streak. In the opener, Orioles right-hander David Hess pitched six effective innings in his major league debut and Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs in a 6-3 victory. Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as the 26th man in the singleadmission doubleheader, Hess (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits, walking none and striking out three. In the nightcap, the Rays scored a run in each of the first four innings against Cobb (0-5) and led 4-1 in the sixth when a thunderstorm stopped play for 1 hour, 19 minutes. Baltimore ultimately cut the gap on an RBI single by Trey Mancini, who also homered in the first inning. But Tampa Bay pulled away, ending the OriolesÂ season-high winning streak at four games. Mallex Smith had three hits and three RBIs for the Rays, and Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a ninth-inning single. Manager Kevin Cash went deep into his pitching staff, beginning with starter Matt Andriese, who usually works out of the bullpen. Sergio Romo (1-0), the second of seven Tampa Bay pitchers, got the win. Cobb spent six years with the Rays before signing with Baltimore this past offseason as a free agent. Two of his five defeats have come against Tampa Bay. In the opener, pitching on just three daysÂ rest, Hess found himself in a three-run hole after facing four batters in the top of the first inning. The 24-year-old ended his outing with five innings of two-hit ball. ÂI canÂt really even put it into words. ItÂs an experience you literally dream about since you were a kid,ÂŽ gushed Hess, a 2014 fifth-round pick. ÂIt definitely has been everything and more than I hoped it would be.ÂŽ ItÂs quite possible Hess earned himself an extended stay with the big league club. ÂDavid presented himself well,ÂŽ manager Buck Showalter said. ÂWeÂll see what best serves us.ÂŽ Mychal Givens worked 1 Â‡ innings for his first career save. 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The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3Taking the team to the next level. Winning the division. Possibly going deep in th e playoffs. Just making that spark.ÂŽ ItÂs happened here before, you know. In 2005, the Bucs drafted Cadillac Williams out of Auburn with the fifth overall pick. Williams rushed for 434 yards in his first three games, setting records as the first rookie running back to ever have three consecutive, 100 yard games to start his career while rushing for the most yards. They sent his shoes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Bucs started 4-0 and 5-1. Williams won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after rushing for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns. The team won the NFC South with an 11-5 mark before losing in the wildcard to Washington. The Bucs were coming off a 6-10 season, their first under Tony Dungy, when they drafted Warrick Dunn with 12th overall in Â97. He was the perfect complement to fullback Mike Alstott. Dunn p roduced 1,440 yards rushing (978 yards, four TDs) and receiving (462 yards, three TDs), was the NFLÂs Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Bucs went 10-6 to finish second in the NFC Central, beat Detroit in the wildcard and lost to the Packers in the divisional playoffs. Could Jones be one of those transformative running backs? Doug Martin rushed for more than 1,454 yards and 11 TDs as a rookie, but it wasnÂt enough to help the 2012 Bucs avoid a losing season under Greg Schiano. Alvin Kamara was a third-round choice of the Saints and was the difference last season in them getting to the NFC title game. ÂIf youÂre an explosive player, yeah, youÂre going to help the team,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂEvery team is looking to increase their explosives. It was a good group of running backs in the draft and thought Ronald was an explosive guy who would be a nice complement to Peyton, a complement to the guys we got. Again, itÂs one day. LetÂs let it play out here.ÂŽ Koetter is right. Jones has a long way to go. Right now, heÂs a two-down back. He wasnÂt used much as a receiver at USC. Jones caught the football well Friday, but rookies always have a long way to go in learning pass protection. ÂWell, he caught the ball well today,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂWeÂll have to see how it goes overall. He did a good job the way they asked him to. They threw him screens and check downs, so weÂll just have to see. Again, itÂs the first practice.ÂŽ For Jones, there will be other adjustments. Friday was another big step in a long process. He got to meet the other players in his rookie class. He tried to navigate his way around One Buc Place. He pulled on a practice jersey with the NFL shield and a helmet with the Bucs logo. ÂIt felt great,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂYou know they got the label on it and theyÂve got to the logo. You know, at SC we didnÂt get the logo going in. So itÂs good to have that stripe on me. ÂAs soon as I walked up, the sun and the humidity hit me just like everyone said it would. But itÂs everything that IÂve asked for. IÂm extremely blessed to be here and IÂm just ready to make the most of it.ÂŽAssociated PressHOUSTON Â„ Justin Reid used to frequent his older brotherÂs house to watch NFL game film and study game preparations. The Texans rookie safety was at Stanford then, and the visits gave him a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL life of his older brother, Eric Reid, who was thriving with the San Francisco 49ers. On Friday afternoon, Justin Reid was looking forward to calling his brother back in the Bay Area to talk about Day 1 of his own NFL journey with Houston. Earlier this week, the NFL players union filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of Eric Reid, now a free agent after five seasons in San Francisco, including a Pro Bowl rookie season in 2013. Eric Reid has been a strong supporter of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Last week, Eric Reid filed a collusion claim similar to one filed by Kaepernick in 2017 where several league owners and executives were deposed, including Texans owner Bob McNair. Justin Reid said he he hasnÂt had a lot of time to digest his feelings on his brotherÂs decisions Â„ but he supports all of them. ÂIÂm proud of my brother and supportive of everything he does, the same way I support all of my family members,ÂŽ Justin Reid said. ÂIf they believe what theyÂre doing is right, then they should do it.ÂŽ Asked to describe for NFL owners what kind of person his older brother is, Justin Reid vouched for him, emphatically. ÂYou should just hold a conversation with him,ÂŽ Justin Reid said. ÂI wonÂt speak for Eric, IÂll let him deliver his own message. But if you held a conversation with him, then youÂd really understand what heÂs standing for.ÂŽ The Texans used their first draft pick on Justin Reid, selecting him 68th overall in the third round. He is expected to compete with Andre Hal at free safety next to strong safety Tyrann Mathieu, who played alongside Eric Reid at LSU. Coach Bill OÂBrien praised Justin Reid for his size, speed and smarts. Reid raised eyebrows at the NFL combine with a 40-yard dash time of 4.40 seconds, secondfastest among safeties. ÂHeÂs a guy thatÂs a versatile guy who can do some different things for us, help us on special teams and obviously, help us on defense,ÂŽ OÂBrien said. ÂHe just got here, so weÂll see how he does in our system.ÂŽ Reid is hoping that his experience of living vicariously through his brother over the past few years will help him adjust to the NFL. He said he feels like heÂs coming into the league with the mentality of a thirdyear veteran. He said he watched the TexansÂ most recent five games from last season and has been studying the playbook to enter camp as prepared as possible. ÂI kind of have a feel for how this process goes before having even gone through it,ÂŽ Reid said. ÂItÂs still different going through it myself for the first time, but it is nice for having that rough road map and having a feel for how these things go.ÂŽNFL: TexansAP PHOTOFILE In this March 22, 2018, file photo, StanfordÂs defensive back Justin Reid runs a drill during Pro Day in Stanford, Calif. Reid of the Houston Texans used to frequent his older brotherÂs house to watch NFL game film and study game preparations. The visits while he was at Stanford gave him a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL life of his older brother, Eric Reid, who was thriving with the San Francisco 49ers. heÂs been so successful, especially on that side of the ball with any team heÂs ever coached because thatÂs definitely an area where heÂs a mastermind.ÂŽ DÂAntoni downplays his significance in developing todayÂs game. ÂI think a lot of things combined to change it,ÂŽ he said. ÂOne, they changed the rules and, two, the analytic people came in and put validation over 3s and stuff we were doing in Phoenix. Yeah, we kind of jumped out there because of the team we had and Steve Nash before anybody really caught on. And it worked. So in a little sense part of it, but there was a lot of factors.ÂŽ DÂAntoniÂs teams recall those running, high-flying Denver Nuggets of the Â80s, led by Alex English, Dan Issel and Kiki VanDeWeghe. While Kerr has long expressed how much he learned from mentor Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, he notes, ÂI was inspired by Mike.ÂŽ ÂThe guy who deserves the most credit for changing the way the league is played is Mike DÂAntoni,ÂŽ Kerr said. ÂHeÂs the guy who just eliminated the center position and said, ÂLetÂs go small and fast and shoot more 3s.ÂÂŽ Not that Kerr was immediately convinced such a style would work. After all, while Suns general manager in 2008, he traded All-Star Shawn Marion to Miami for Shaquille OÂNeal, who hardly fit that focus of play. Kerr has called it a Âbad moveÂŽ all these years later.BUCSContinued from 1 TexansÂ Reid says time with brother gave him jump startDÂANTONIContinued from 1By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated PressBOSTON Â„ The jerseys and venues will be the same, but so much has changed since the last time Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics met in the Eastern Conference finals. Kyrie Irving was dealt to Boston in a blockbuster offseason deal for Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. But following a roster upheaval in February the Cavs were left with only five players from last yearÂs team that rolled past the Celtics 4-1 to earn a place in the NBA Finals. Irving will watch this yearÂs rematch from the sideline after a pair of knee surgeries late in the regular season denied him an opportunity to play this postseason. It was the capstone of an injury-plagued year in Boston that also saw the seasons of Gordon Hayward and rookie Daniel Theis truncated. The one constant has been ClevelandÂs LeBron James, who at age 33 has again found another gear in the playoffs despite the different pieces surrounding him. His 34.3 scoring average in these playoffs is his highest since the 2009 postseason. James can become the sixth player in league history to play in at least eight consecutive NBA Finals. The five others who have done so all played with the Celtics, led by Hall of Famer Bill RussellÂs run of 10 straight appearances. James hasnÂt yet had a chance to reflect on his own run but says he isnÂt taking anything for granted at this point in his career. ÂYou dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA and even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered and I think IÂve done that in my career,ÂŽ he said. ÂJust trying to add onto it while I can.ÂŽ The series starts Sunday in Boston. This is the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with the Celtics leading 4-3. The Celtics are seeking their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010, when they got past James and the Cavs in the East semifinals. Since IrvingÂs injury, Celtics coach Brad Stevens has relied heavily on veteran Al Horford and a youthful corps that includes 24-yearolds Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart, 21-yearold Jaylen Brown and 20-year-old rookie Jayson Tatum. Horford is averaging career playoff-high 17 points per game, while carrying the leadership torch. Rozier has flourished in a starting role since Irving was sidelined in mid-March. ItÂs carried over into the postseason where he is averaging 18.2 points per game. And Tatum is coming of a series against Philadelphia that saw him average 23.6 points per game Â„ the second-highest by a Celtics rookie in franchise history. ÂI feel like we more together (than last year),ÂŽ Rozier said. ÂObviously guys been going down all year and itÂs like you never know whoÂs going to down. But we found a way, we pulled together.ÂŽ As for RozierÂs prediction for the series? ÂStay tuned,ÂŽ he said.NBA: Eastern Conference Â“ nalsCavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference Â“ nals rematchAP PHOTOFILE In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland CavaliersÂ LeBron James (23) drives against Boston CelticsÂ Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. They both took winding paths to get here, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season. LeBron James is looking to join an elite list of players to appear in eight consecutive NBA finals. Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Â„ Will PowerÂs timing was impeccable Saturday. He picked the perfect strategy with his red tires. He pressed the push-to-pass button at precisely the right moment. He gave Roger Penske his 200th series win at PenskeÂs place Â„ Indianapolis. Power overcame a late caution period that shrunk his lead, barely won the race off pit lane on the final stop and even drove through some light rain to pull away from Scott Dixon by 2.2443 seconds for his second straight IndyCar Grand Prix victory. ÂItÂs been a slow start for us, so itÂs fantastic to get the win,ÂŽ the first three-time race winner said. ÂItÂs amazing to be a part of that history with Penske Racing because itÂs such a deep history.ÂŽ It might be just what the Australian needed. He came into the weekend with only one top-five finish all season, a second at Long Beach. The only other top-10 he had this season was in the season opener at St. Petersburg. But Power won the pole Friday and dominated again on IndyÂs 2.439mile, 14-turn road course. He led a race-high 56 laps including the last 34 after taking advantage of his tire choice to quickly close the gap with race leader Robert Wickens on the front straightaway before making a smooth move to beat the rookie into the first turn on Lap 51. ÂHe was on blacks and I was on reds, so I returned the favor and really caught him,ÂŽ Power said. ÂOnce I got past him it was pretty straight forward because we were much faster.ÂŽ Power has won three of the last four road-course events at Indy Â„ all from the pole. Wickens, a Canadian who drives for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, finished third more than 8.1 seconds off the pace. ÂThat was the first time where I felt like a true rookie in that final stint because IÂve never had to save fuel before,ÂŽ Wickens said. ÂThe amount we had to save was something I didnÂt think was even possible.ÂŽ Power and Dixon didnÂt have any problems, of course. Dixon, the New Zealander with Chip Ganassi Racing, methodically maneuvered through the field after starting 18th. He managed to get into the top three but never really got close enough to challenge Power. ÂIt was definitely a rough weekend,ÂŽ Dixon said. ÂHappy with today. Obviously, we come here to win but congrats to Will and Penske on their 200th win.ÂŽMOTORSPORTS: IndycarPower play leads Penske to 200th series win in IndyCar GP
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Mancinilf300011.262 Gentrylf000000.203 J onescf301011.259 Machadoss411100.351 S choop2b422201.253 Davis1b400000.176 T rumbodh422000.341 S iscoc411101.225 S antanderrf300000.198 Peterson3b200011.193 T OTALS3167435 T AMPABAY300000000Â„380 BALTIMORE03200100XÂ„670 a-groundedoutforSpaninthe8th.b-Â”ied outforWendleinthe8th. LOBÂ„TampaBay5,Baltimore4.2BÂ„ T rumbo(4),Sisco(5).HRÂ„Duffy(2),off Hess;Schoop(2),offArcher;Machado (13),offArcher;Schoop(3),offArcher. RBIsÂ„Duffy3(12),Machado(36),Schoop 2(9),Sisco(11).SBÂ„Wendle(3),Sisco(1), Peterson(5). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Tampa Bay2(Miller2);Baltimore1(Jones).RISPÂ„ T ampaBay1for4;Baltimore0for3. RunnersmovedupÂ„Duffy,Santander, S isco. T AMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA A rcher,L,2-377 6634101 5.64 S tanek10 000114 2.45 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Hess,W,1-066 330378 4.50 Scott,H,11.11 000122 3.38 Givens,S,1-21.21 000120 3.32 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Givens1-0.WP Â„Archer.UmpiresÂ„Home,GerryDavis; First,ShaneLivensparger;Second,Mark Carlson;Third,BrianKnight.TÂ„2:27.NATIONALS2,DIAMONDBACKS1 W ASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. T urnerss311021.274 Harperrf402110.237 Rendon3b400110.271 A dams1b300020.275 Kendrick2b-lf402000.294 S tevensonlf300002.270 S olisp000000--Kelleyp000000--Madsonp000000--T aylorcf401003.191 S everinoc311010.269 S trasburgp300001.105 Difo2b100000.267 T OTALS3227277 A RIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Peraltalf401001.300 Descalso3b401002.263 Goldschmidt1b210021.216 Pollockcf301100.296 S ouzaJr.rf400001.120 ChaÂ“np000000--Marte2b401001.220 A hmedss301001.216 Murphyc400003.229 S cribnerp100001.000 DeLaRosap000000--a-Avilaph100001.136 McFarlandp000000.000 b-Owingsph100000.210 Hiranop000000--Dysonrf100000.174 T OTALS32151212 W ASHINGTON001100000Â„271 A RIZONA001000000Â„150 a-struckoutforDeLaRosainthe4th.bpoppedoutforMcFarlandinthe7th. EÂ„Difo(4).LOBÂ„Washington11,Arizona 8 .2BÂ„Harper(4),Pollock(10).RBIsÂ„ Harper(29),Rendon(10),Pollock(33).CS Â„Harper(1).SÂ„Stevenson,Ahmed. Runnersleftinscoringposition Â„Washington5(Adams,Kendrick,Taylor 2,Strasburg);Arizona5(SouzaJr.,Marte2, Avila,Dyson).RISPÂ„Washington2for11; Arizona0for8. WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Strasburg,W,5-3 6.251119106 3.28 Solis,H,4.20 00019 4.11 Kelley,H,1.20 001117 3.86 Madson,S,3-510 000113 4.50 ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Scribner,L,0-1 3.24226498 4.91 DeLaRosa.1000004 2.70 McFarland33 001245 2.10 Hirano10000112 2.50 ChaÂ“n10 00008 2.02 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„DeLaRosa 2-0.HBPÂ„Strasburg(Pollock).WPÂ„ Strasburg.UmpiresÂ„Home,DougEddings; First,MartyFoster;Second,MarkRipperger; Third,JoeWest.TÂ„3:17.AÂ„29,428 (48,519).REDSOX5,BLUEJAYS2BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf523000.356 Benintendilf513201.255 Ramirez1b511202.286 Martinezdh300012.336 Bogaertsss411000.323 Devers3b402102.264 Nunez2b401001.239 BradleyJr.cf400002.167 Vazquezc401001.186 TOTALS385125111 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezrf402000.263 Donaldsondh300010.230 Solarte2b400001.253 Smoak1b311111.246 Pillarcf411001.316 Martin3b300012.146 Alfordlf301101.167 b-Grandersonph100000.273 Mailec400004.317 Urshelass201001.500 a-Urenaph-ss201001.333 TOTALS33272312 BOSTON003001001Â„5121 TORONTO000101000Â„271 a-singledforUrshelainthe7th.b-grounded outforAlfordinthe9th. EÂ„Devers(10),Hernandez(2).LOBÂ„ Boston7,Toronto7.2BÂ„Betts2(15), Benintendi(11),Bogaerts(12),Hernandez (11).HRÂ„Ramirez(6),offEstrada;Smoak (5),offPrice.RBIsÂ„Benintendi2(20), Ramirez2(26),Devers(24),Smoak(20), Alford(1).SBÂ„Pillar(8).CSÂ„Vazquez(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Boston2 (Ramirez,BradleyJr.);Toronto4(Solarte, Martin,Maile2).RISPÂ„Boston4for7; Toronto1for7. RunnersmovedupÂ„Donaldson.LIDPÂ„ Donaldson.GIDPÂ„Hernandez. DPÂ„Boston2(Bogaerts,Nunez), (Bogaerts,Nunez,Ramirez). BOSTONIPHRERBSONPERA Price,W,3-45.15 223693 4.89 Smith,H,5.20 000112 3.38 Velazquez,H,111 00006 2.28 Kelly,H,411 000318 2.45 Kimbrel,S,11-13 10000210 2.08 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Estrada,L,2-367 4415103 5.32 Petricka02 00008 4.15 Loup.2000015 3.86 Oh1.11000218 1.45 Tepera12 110321 3.20 Petrickapitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Loup2-0,Oh 1-0. UmpiresÂ„Home,RonKulpa;First,Jerry Meals;Second,GabeMorales;Third,Ed Hickox.TÂ„3:11.AÂ„37,588(53,506).TIGERS4,MARINERS3SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordoncf400101.331 Segurass400002.297 Cano2b401000.285 Cruzdh400001.231 Hanigerrf300011.290 Seager3b210011.238 Healy1b321010.263 Zuninoc401101.197 2-Rominepr000000.174 Heredialf101010.262 a-Gamelph-lf100110.191 TOTALS3034357 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mahtooklf400000.128 Candelario3b300012.280 Castellanosrf402001.326 McCanndh301010.279 1-Reyespr-dh000000.130 Hicks1b412000.262 Jonescf412000.255 Greinerc412200.308 Iglesiasss312200.231 Machado2b301002.213 TOTALS32412425 SEATTLE000010200Â„340 DETROIT00010300XÂ„4120 a-groundedoutforHerediainthe7th. 1-ranforMcCanninthe8th.2-ranfor Zuninointhe9th. LOBÂ„Seattle7,Detroit6.2BÂ„Cano(10), Healy(4),Hicks(5),Jones(8).HRÂ„Iglesias (2),offGonzales.RBIsÂ„Gordon(9),Zunino (14),Gamel(2),Greiner2(2),Iglesias2 (12).CSÂ„Jones(1).SFÂ„Gordon. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Seattle 4(Gordon2,Segura,Seager);Detroit1 (Mahtook).RISPÂ„Seattle0for6;Detroit 2for6. RunnersmovedupÂ„Zunino,Gamel,Jones. GIDPÂ„McCann,Hicks,Jones. DPÂ„Seattle3(Cano,Healy),(Seager, Cano,Healy),(Seager,Cano). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Gonzales,L,3-3610 442399 5.31 Goeddel22 000222 1.69 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Boyd,W,2-363333694 3.21 Farmer,H,510 00009 3.79 Jimenez,H,610 00018 3.32 Greene,S,8-1011 002025 3.86 Boydpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Farmer2-2.HBP Â„Boyd(Seager). UmpiresÂ„Home,ScottBarry;First,Roberto Ortiz;Second,PaulNauert;Third,Kerwin Danley.TÂ„2:35.CUBS8,WHITESOX4CHICAGO(A)ABRHBIBBSOAVG. Engelcf423000.190 d-Palkaph100001.295 Andersonss400011.243 Abreu1b512100.285 Davidson3b311311.250 Castilloc301011.241 J.Rondon2b400002.250 Garcialf301011.247 Thompsonrf400000.107 Shieldsp200001.000 a-Delmonicoph100000.230 Beckp000000--Bummerp000000--B.Rondonp000000--c-Sanchezph100001.298 TOTALS3548449 CHICAGO(N)ABRHBIBBSOAVG. Baez3b522001.283 Bryantrf310020.294 Rizzo1b421310.214 Contrerasc513300.281 Schwarberlf410011.260 Morrowp000000--Russellss311010.256 Almoracf300011.280 Bote2b302110.294 Lesterp200000.133 Wilsonp100001.000 b-Zagunisph000110.667 Edwardsp000000--Montgomeryp000000.000 Zobristlf000000.309 TOTALS3389884 CHICAGO(A)000001030Â„480 CHICAGO(N)41000030XÂ„891 a-Â”iedoutforShieldsinthe7th.b-walked forWilsoninthe7th.c-struckoutfor B.Rondoninthe9th.d-struckoutforEngel inthe9th. EÂ„Bryant(6).LOBÂ„Chicago(A)8, Chicago(N)9.2BÂ„Engel(3),Abreu(8). 3BÂ„Baez(4).HRÂ„Davidson(10),off Edwards;Rizzo(6),offShields;Contreras (4),offBeck.RBIsÂ„Abreu(21),Davidson3 (22),Rizzo3(23),Contreras3(19),Bote(5), Zagunis(1).SBÂ„Baez(4),Bote(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Chicago (A)4(Anderson,Abreu2,J.Rondon); Chicago(N)5(Baez3,Russell,Lester).RISP Â„Chicago(A)1for9;Chicago(N)3for10. RunnersmovedupÂ„Anderson,Abreu.GIDP Â„J.Rondon. DPÂ„Chicago(N)1(Bote,Russell,Rizzo). CHICAGO(A)IPHRERBBSONPERA Shields,L,1-46755341005.44 Beck.21 333023 4.38 Bummer.100020104.76 B.Rondon110000144.50 CHICAGO(N)IPHRERBBSONPERA Lester,W,3-15.24 113592 2.66 Wilson,H,21.10 000023 3.52 Edwards.23330131 2.04 Montgomery.11 00019 4.50 Morrow,S,9-1010 001218 1.29 Montgomerypitchedto2battersinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Bummer2-1, Wilson2-0,Morrow2-0.UmpiresÂ„Home, AdrianJohnson;First,TrippGibson;Second, MikeDiMuro;Third,BrianGorman.TÂ„3:20. AÂ„41,099(41,649).INDIANS6,ROYALS2KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jayrf423000.293 Solerdh403101.333 Moustakas3b400001.293 Perezc400101.267 Duda1b401001.256 MerriÂ“eld2b401001.275 Gordonlf300002.275 Escobarss300000.232 Almontecf300000.212 TOTALS3328207 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss444200.311 Brantleylf423200.342 Ramirez3b400000.279 Encarnaciondh401101.201 Alonso1b301111.223 Kipnis2b300010.173 Gomesc300012.236 G.Allencf400003.000 Guyerrf400002.161 TOTALS3369639 KANSASCITY101000000Â„281 CLEVELAND10100220XÂ„690 EÂ„McCarthy(1).LOBÂ„KansasCity4, Cleveland6.2BÂ„Jay(4),Soler2(12), Lindor2(13),Brantley(10).HRÂ„Lindor (11),offJunis;Lindor(12),offMcCarthy. RBIsÂ„Soler(18),Perez(16),Lindor2(24), Brantley2(24),Encarnacion(21),Alonso (23). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Kansas City2(Duda2);Cleveland4(Alonso,Kipnis, G.Allen2).RISPÂ„KansasCity1for6; Cleveland4for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Perez,Ramirez.LIDP Â„Moustakas.GIDPÂ„Escobar. DPÂ„Cleveland2(Lindor,Kipnis,Alonso), (Kipnis,Lindor). KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Junis,L,4-35.26 442792 3.53 McCarthy13 211033 3.45 Boyer1.100002 1613.83 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Clevinger,W,3-0 7.2822051152.70 Olson.10000036.57 C.Allen100002103.38 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„McCarthy 3-0,Boyer2-0,Olson1-0.WPÂ„Junis2, Clevinger. UmpiresÂ„Home,GaryCederstrom;First, CoryBlaser;Second,StuScheurwater; Third,EricCooper.TÂ„2:31.AÂ„24,587 (35,225).ASTROS6,RANGERS1TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. DeShieldscf401000.293 Choodh400003.239 Mazararf400002.291 Beltre3b400002.310 Gallolf300003.204 Profarss302000.235 Odor2b300003.175 Chirinosc300001.175 Guzman1b311102.205 TOTALS31141016 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Altuve2b400002.315 Bregman3b311010.257 Correass211210.295 Gurriel1b411000.272 McCannc412100.262 Gonzalezlf400001.233 Reddickrf311010.231 Gattisdh312200.210 Fishercf300001.182 TOTALS3068534 TEXAS001000000Â„141 HOUSTON00111003XÂ„680 EÂ„Profar(7).LOBÂ„Texas3,Houston4.2B Â„DeShields(4),Profar(9),Bregman(12), Gurriel(10),Reddick(3).HRÂ„Guzman(2), offMorton;McCann(3),offFister;Gattis (2),offFister;Correa(6),offBarnette.RBIs Â„Guzman(11),Correa2(27),McCann(11), Gattis2(10).SBÂ„Gattis(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Texas 2(Choo,Odor);Houston2(Bregman, McCann).RISPÂ„Texas0for2;Houston 3for8. RunnersmovedupÂ„Gurriel.GIDPÂ„ Gurriel2. DPÂ„Texas2(Profar,Odor,Guzman), (Profar,Odor,Guzman). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Fister,L,1-46.14 333496 4.06 Barnette13 320023 4.32 Mendez.21 000013 0.00 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton,W,5-074110141052.03 Harris,H,410 000112 3.86 McHugh10 000115 0.61 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Barnette1-0, Mendez1-1.HBPÂ„Fister(Correa).Umpires Â„Home,JansenVisconti;First,Jordan Baker;Second,JerryLayne;Third,Greg Gibson.TÂ„2:37.AÂ„36,482(41,168).RAYS10,ORIOLES3TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Spandh311021.245 Cron1b412210.282 Wendle3b401101.300 Ramosc511000.303 Miller2b522101.244 Robertsonss220131.279 Smithcf423311.318 Gomezrf501101.199 Fieldlf411001.268 TOTALS361012977 BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mancinilf322210.270 Jonescf401000.259 Machadoss400002.342 Schoop2b400100.241 Davis1b400003.170 Trumborf300000.319 Valenciadh300001.224 Peterson3b200011.186 Josephc311000.181 TOTALS3034327 TAMPABAY111100123Â„10120 BALTIMORE100002000Â„342 EÂ„Schoop(3),Peterson(2).LOBÂ„Tampa Bay8,Baltimore2.2BÂ„Smith2(7),Jones (11),Joseph(4).3BÂ„Miller(1),Smith (3).HRÂ„Cron(8),offCobb;Miller(4), offCobb;Mancini(5),offAndriese.RBIs Â„Cron2(23),Wendle(10),Miller(13), Robertson(9),Smith3(8),Gomez(11), Mancini2(14),Schoop(10).SBÂ„Smith(9). SFÂ„Wendle. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Tampa Bay6(Wendle2,Ramos,Gomez2,Field); Baltimore1(Davis).RISPÂ„TampaBay2for 12;Baltimore1for4. RunnersmovedupÂ„Robertson,Wendle, Schoop.GIDPÂ„Ramos2,Field. DPÂ„Baltimore3(Peterson,Schoop,Davis), (Machado,Schoop,Davis),(Machado, Schoop,Davis). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Andriese311112413.80 Romo,W,1-01.100002235.65 Kittredge.222201116.48 Roe,H,10.21000193.95 Alvarado,H,10 1.100011192.20 Venters100000161.69 Colome10000084.86 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Cobb,L,0-55.27 430569 7.06 Yacabonis1.11 1131 3815.43 Araujo.21 223029 6.86 WrightJr.1.13 331123 9.15 Kittredgepitchedto2battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Roe1-1, Alvarado1-0,WrightJr.3-0.HBPÂ„Araujo (Field).WPÂ„Yacabonis.UmpiresÂ„Home, PatHoberg;First,MarkCarlson;Second, BrianKnight;Third,ShaneLivensparger. TÂ„2:58.AÂ„24,534(45,971).BRAVES10,MARLINS5ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Albies2b500001.275 Acunalf511002.269 Freeman1b433310.331 Markakisrf522001.346 Bautista3b311100.167 Carlep000000.000 Minterp000000--b-Tuckerph100001.277 Winklerp000000.000 d-Culbersonph111100.214 Vizcainop000000--Inciartecf322221.266 Flowersc302120.261 Camargoss300110.191 Sorokap200000.167 Moylanp000000--Flaherty3b200001.309 TOTALS371012967 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Realmutoc501002.317 Prado3b511002.148 Castro2b522001.291 Bour1b211020.228 Andersonrf411100.261 Dietrichlf401302.247 Rojasss402001.262 Brinsoncf401000.177 Garciap200002.000 a-Shuckph100000.222 Guerrerop000000--Steckenriderp000000--Tazawap000000--c-Maybinph100000.238 Cloydp000000.000 TOTALS375104210 ATLANTA110021023Â„10121 MIAMI100040000Â„5101 a-outonÂ“elderÂschoiceforGarciainthe 6th.b-struckoutforMinterinthe8th.cÂ”iedoutforTazawainthe8th.d-tripledfor Winklerinthe9th. EÂ„Bautista(1),Anderson(4).LOBÂ„ Atlanta6,Miami7.2BÂ„Realmuto(4), Anderson(9),Dietrich(6),Rojas(5).3B Â„Culberson(2).HRÂ„Freeman(7),off Garcia;Freeman(8),offGarcia;Bautista (1),offGarcia;Inciarte(2),offCloyd.RBIs Â„Freeman3(31),Bautista(2),Inciarte2 (16),Flowers(2),Camargo(10),Culberson (2),Anderson(19),Dietrich3(13).SBÂ„ Inciarte(17). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Atlanta4 (Albies2,Camargo,Soroka);Miami6(Bour, Anderson,Dietrich2,Rojas,Maybin).RISP Â„Atlanta1for7;Miami2for10. RunnersmovedupÂ„Prado,Brinson.GIDP Â„Camargo,Realmuto. DPÂ„Atlanta1(Flaherty,Albies,Freeman); Miami1(Prado,Castro,Bour). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Soroka4.285117903.68 Moylan.10000173.38 Carle1.210001170.81 Minter,W,1-0.100010112.25 Winkler,H,6110000191.08 Vizcaino100001131.53 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Garcia67542484 3.14 Guerrero10 000012 3.72 Steckenrider,L,1-1 .11223136 5.19 Tazawa.20001116 6.75 Cloyd143301 2117.28 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Moylan1-0, Tazawa3-1.UmpiresÂ„Home,MikeWinters; First,TimTimmons;Second,RobDrake; Third,SeanBarber.TÂ„3:26.AÂ„12,383 (36,742).THISDATEIN BASEBALLMay13 1911Â„DetroitÂsTyCobbhit hisÂ“rstgrandslam.Aftersix innings,theTigersledthe RedSox,10-1.Bostoncame backtowinthe g ame13-11 in10innings. 1911Â„TheNewYorkGiants scoredamajorleaguerecord 10runsbeforetheSt.Louis CardinalsretiredtheÂ“rst batterintheÂ“rstinning.Fred Merkledroveinsixofthe GiantsÂ13runsintheÂ“rsten routetoa19-5rout. 1923Â„JoeSewellofthe ClevelandIndiansstruckout twiceinonegameforthe Â“rsttimeinhiscareer.WashingtonSenatorrookieWally Warmothwasthepitcher. Ina14-yearcareer,Sewell hadonlyoneothermultiple strikeoutgame. 1942Â„BostonÂsJimTobin becametheonlypitcherin modernhistorytohitthree homerunsinonegame. TobinledtheBravestoa6-5 winovertheChicagoCubs. Hisfourthat-batwasaÂ”y ballcaughtagainstthefence inleftÂ“eld. 1958Â„TeammatesWillie MaysandDarrylSpencer eachhadfourlonghitsas SanFranciscobeattheDodgersinLosAngeles16-9.Mays hadtwohomers,twotriples, asingleandfourRBIs,and Spencerhadtwohomers, atriple,adoubleandsix RBIsforacombined28total bases. 1958Â„StanMusialgothis 3,000thhitwithapinchdoubleoffChicagoÂsMoe DrabowskyatWrigleyField. TheCardinalswon5-3. 1980Â„RayKnightofCincinnatihittwohomerunsin theÂ“fthinningÂ„including agrandslamÂ„toleadthe Redstoa15-4routofthe NewYorkMets.7 1982Â„TheChicagoCubs wongameNo.8,000intheir histor y witha5-0victor y over HoustonattheAstrodome. 1989Â„KirbyPuckettofthe MinnesotaTwinstiedamajor leaguerecordwithfourdoublesagainsttheBlueJays.He becamethe35thplayertohit fourdoublesinagame,the Â“rstsinceTorontoÂsDamaso Garciain1986. 1994Â„TimSalmonofthe CaliforniaAngelswent 5-for-5againsttheSeattle Marinerstogivehim13 hitsoverthreeconsecutive games. 2000Â„ToddStottlemyreof Arizonaearnedhisseventh victoryoftheseasonasthe DiamondbacksbeattheSan DiegoPadres6-2. ItwasToddÂs136thcareer win.HeandfatherMel StottlemyrebecametheÂ“rst father-soncombinationto record300wins. 2007Â„SanFranciscorookie FredLewishitforthecyclein a15-2winoverColorado,just fourdaysafterbeingcalled upfromTriple-AFresno. 2009Â„SoonafterAdam LaRochebecametheÂ“rst playertohaveahomerun takenawayfollowingavideo replayreview,RossGload lostonethesamewaywhen umpiresreversedtheircall. LaRochewoundupwitha doubleforPittsburghatPNC Park.GloadÂspinch-hitdrive wasÂ“nallycalledfoulat Milwaukeeandheeventually struckout.Bothplayershad alreadyroundedthebases whenumpschangedthe originalcall. 2009Â„RyanZimmermanÂs 30-gamehittingstreakended whenhewent0for3with twowalksinWashingtonÂs 6-3victoryovertheSanFranciscoGiants.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSYankees7,Athletics6,11innings: LeftÂ“elderBrettGardnerthrewout MattOlsonattheplatewiththehelp ofareplayreversaltohelpAroldis Chapmanescapeabases-loaded, no-outsjamintheninthinning. Orioles6,Rays3,Â“rstgame.Rays10, Orioles3,secondgame: DavidHess pitchedsixeffectiveinningsinhis bigleaguedebutintheÂ“rstgame. BradMillerandC.J.Cronhomeredoff formerteammateAlexCobbinthe secondgame. Cubs8,WhiteSox4: WillsonContrerashithisthirdhomerintwogames anddroveinthreeruns. RedSox5,BlueJays2: DavidPrice pitched51-3inningstowinhisÂ“rst startsincebeingdiagnosedwith carpaltunnelsyndrome. Tigers4,Mariners3: JaCobyJones madeadivingcatchintheninth inningtohelptheDetroitTigers holdonforavictoryovertheSeattle MarinersintheÂ“rstgameofa doubleheader. Nationals2,Diamondbacks1: Stephen Strasburgstruckoutninein62/3 innings. Astros6,Rangers1: CharlieMorton struckoutacareer-high14inseven solidinnings. Indians6,Royals2: FranciscoLindor homeredtwiceandanddoubled twicetohelptheClevelandIndians beattheKansasCityRoyals. Braves10,Marlins5: FreddieFreemanconnectedtwice. LATE SeattleatDetroit,2ndgame MinnesotaatL.A.Angels N.Y.MetsatPhiladelphia,ppd. MilwaukeeatColorado St.LouisatSanDiego CincinnatiatL.A.DodgersTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA AtlantaNewcomb(L)3-12.884-30-111.04.91 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p0-54.370-82-129.12.76 NewYorkdeGrom(R)3-01.874-32-123.13.47 PhiladelphiaNola(R)1:35p5-12.055-32-012.03.75 SanFranciscoHolland(L)1-45.662-50-00.00.00 PittsburghNova(R)1:35p2-24.845-30-00.00.00 MilwaukeeTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ColoradoGray(R)3:10p4-44.054-40-04.011.25 St.LouisWainwright(R)1-23.451-20-00.00.00 SanDiegoRichard(L)4:10p1-55.722-61-011.23.09 CincinnatiCastillo(R)2-46.473-50-00.00.00 LosAngelesHill(L)4:10p1-17.111-31-05.01.80 WashingtonHellickson(R)1-02.283-20-06.01.50 ArizonaGodley(R)8:08p4-23.835-20-05.26.35AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA OaklandAnderson(L)0-18.681-10-15.18.44 NewYorkSeverino(R)1:05p5-12.217-10-06.06.00 TampaBaySnell(L)4-22.404-41-114.01.93 BaltimoreBundy(R)1:05p1-55.312-61-117.15.19 BostonPomeranz(L)1-15.232-23-120.23.92 TorontoBiagini(R)1:07p0-18.101-10-214.17.53 SeattlePaxton(L)2-13.405-31-012.12.19 DetroitHardy(L)1:10p0-02.700-00-00.10.00 KansasCityDuffy(L)1-45.151-70-315.24.60 ClevelandKluber(R)1:10p5-22.625-32-012.10.73 TexasMoore(L)1-47.712-50-00.00.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p2-53.533-53-124.22.92 MinnesotaRomero(R)2-00.002-00-00.00.00 LosAngelesOhtani(R)4:07p3-14.104-10-00.00.00INTERLEAGUE2017TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Chicago(AL)Giolito(R)1-47.252-50-00.00.00 Chicago(NL)Hendricks(R)2:20p3-23.023-40-04.12.08 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. VSOPP-PitcherÂsrecordversusthisopponent. FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague SeattleatDetroit,ppd. Baltimore9,TampaBay4 Oakland10,N.Y.Yankees5 Toronto5,Boston3,12innings KansasCity10,Cleveland9 Texas1,Houston0 Minnesota5,L.A.Angels4 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets3,Philadelphia1 Pittsburgh11,SanFrancisco2 Miami6,Atlanta3 Milwaukee11,Colorado10,10 innings Washington3,Arizona1 Cincinnati6,L.A.Dodgers2 St.Louis9,SanDiego5 Interleague ChicagoCubs11,ChicagoWhite Sox2 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatKansasCity,7:05p.m. ClevelandatDetroit,7:10p.m. OaklandatBoston,7:10p.m. SeattleatMinnesota,7:10p.m. HoustonatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. MilwaukeeatArizona,9:40p.m. ColoradoatSanDiego,10:10p.m. CincinnatiatSanFrancisco,10:15 p.m.
The Sun / Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDTNorth Division W L Pct. GB Daytona (Reds) 22 13 .629 Â„ Tampa (Yankees) 20 16 .556 2 Lakeland (Tigers) 15 20 .429 7 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 15 20 .429 7 Clearwater (Phillies) 15 21 .417 7 Florida (Braves) 14 22 .389 8 South Division W L Pct. GB Jupiter (Marlins) 23 13 .639 Â„ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 21 14 .600 1 Bradenton (Pirates) 19 17 .528 4 Charlotte (Rays) 18 18 .500 5 Fort Myers (Twins) 16 20 .444 7 St. Lucie (Mets) 15 19 .441 7SaturdayÂs GamesJupiter 4, Charlotte 3 Clearwater 7, Daytona 1 Dunedin 2, Fort Myers 1 Lakeland 4, St. Lucie 2 Palm Beach 5, Bradenton 3 Tampa 4, Florida 3SundayÂs GamesNo games scheduledMondayÂs GamesFort Myers at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Daytona at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Dunedin at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Lakeland at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Palm Beach at Clearwater, 7 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE CLEVELAND VS. BOSTONToday: Cleveland at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 21: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 25: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 27: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON VS. GOLDEN STATEMonday: Golden State at Houston, 9 p.m. Wednesday: Golden State at Houston, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20: Houston at Golden State, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22: Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 24: Golden State at Houston, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 26: Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. x-Monday, May 28: Golden State at Houston, 9 p.m.INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF STATISTICSThrough May 9: SCORING G FG FT PTS. AVG. James, CLE 11 140 82 377 34.3 Davis, NOR 9 106 53 271 30.1 Westbrook, OKC 6 64 33 176 29.3 Harden, HOU 10 90 72 285 28.5 Durant, GOL 10 102 57 280 28.0 Wall, WAS 6 56 40 156 26.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 7 69 38 180 25.7 McCollum, POR 4 40 10 101 25.2 Middleton, MIL 7 67 14 173 24.7 George, OKC 6 49 31 148 24.7 Mitchell, UTA 11 102 39 268 24.4 Holiday, NOR 9 88 21 213 23.7 Aldridge, SAN 5 37 41 118 23.6 Beal, WAS 6 49 20 139 23.2 Oladipo, IND 7 53 30 159 22.7 DeRozan, TOR 10 87 43 227 22.7 Paul, HOU 10 83 29 218 21.8 Embiid, PHL 8 60 43 171 21.4 Thompson, GOL 10 84 16 212 21.2 Tatum, BOS 12 78 56 226 18.8 FG PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT. Gobert, UTA 55 84 .655 Scott, WAS 26 41 .634 Capela, HOU 64 101 .634 Favors, UTA 42 68 .618 Turner, IND 33 54 .611 Young, IND 36 60 .600 Middleton, MIL 67 112 .598 Adams, OKC 27 46 .587 Sabonis, IND 36 62 .581 Horford, BOS 78 135 .578 REBOUNDS G OFF DEF TOT AVG. Davis, NOR 9 24 97 121 13.4 Towns, MIN 5 15 52 67 13.4 Embiid, PHL 8 23 78 101 12.6 Capela, HOU 10 41 81 122 12.2 Westbrook, OKC 6 11 61 72 12.0 Green, GOL 10 27 88 115 11.5 Gobert, UTA 11 43 75 118 10.7 Valanciunas, TOR 10 30 75 105 10.5 Love, CLE 11 25 86 111 10.1 Antetokounmpo, MIL 7 8 59 67 9.6 ASSISTS G AST AVG. Rondo, NOR 9 110 12.2 Wall, WAS 6 69 11.5 Green, GOL 10 90 9.0 James, CLE 11 99 9.0 Lowry, TOR 10 85 8.5 Simmons, PHL 10 77 7.7 Westbrook, OKC 6 45 7.5 Harden, HOU 10 74 7.4 Paul, HOU 10 64 6.4 Holiday, NOR 9 57 6.3ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEAtlanta -124 at Miami +114 at Philadelphia -123 New York +113 at Pittsburgh -137 San Francisco +127 at Colorado -157 Milwaukee +147 St. Louis -125 at San Diego +115 at Los Angeles -145 Cincinnati +135 at Arizona -120 Washington +110American Leagueat New York -297 Oakland +267 at Baltimore -107 Tampa Bay -103 Boston -126 at Toronto +116 at Cleveland -270 Kansas City +240 Seattle -180 at Detroit +165 at Houston -270 Texas +240 at Los Angeles -160 Minnesota +150Interleagueat Chi. Cubs -265 Chi. White Sox +235NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Cleveland 1 204 at BostonMondayat Houston 1 224 Golden StateNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Tampa Bay -200 Washington +180 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Recalled RHP David Hess from Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Placed OF Tyler Naquin on the 10-day DL. Reinstated LHP Tyler Olson from paternity leave. DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Optioned RHP Johnny Barbato to Toledo (IL). Designated LHP Chad Bell for assignment. Recalled LHP Ryan Carpenter from Toledo. Selected the contract of RHP Louis Coleman from Toledo. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Optioned OF Dalton Pompey to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Optioned RHPs Silvino Bracho and Jake Barrett to Reno (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Sent RHP Rayan Gonzalez to Lancaster (Cal) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Sent 3B Lo g an Forsythe to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Sent RHP Joe Musgrove to Indianapolis (IL) for a rehab assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Sent OF Hunter Pence to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of INF Mark Reynolds from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Joaquin Benoit to the 60-day DL.Atlantic LeagueSUGAR LAND SKEETERS Â„ Sold the contract of INF Rey Navarro to the N.Y. Yankees.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS Â„ Signed LB Tremaine Edmunds to a four-year contract. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Signed OL Brett Kendrick.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueTUCSON THUNDERBIRDS Â„ Assigned F Trevor Cheek to Fort Wayne (ECHL).PRO HOCKEYECHLAll Times EasternDivision SemiÂ“ nals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Eastern ConferenceNorth DivisionAdirondack 4, Worcester 2 Friday, April 13: Adirondack 3, Worcester 0 Saturday, April 14: Worcester 2, Adirondack 0 Sunday, April 15: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Wednesday, April 18: Adirondack 2, Worcester 1 Saturday, April 21: Worcester 6, Adirondack 5 Monday, April 23: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Manchester 4, Reading 0 Friday, April 13: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Monday, April 16: Manchester 4, Reading 3, OT Wednesday, April 18: Manchester 3, Reading 0South DivisionFlorida 4, Atlanta 0 Monday, April 16: Florida 4, Atlanta 1 Tuesday, April 17: Florida 3, Atlanta 2 Thursday, April 19: Florida 4, Atlanta 2 Friday, April 20: Florida 3, Atlanta 2, OT Orlando 4, South Carolina 0 Thursday, April 12: Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Saturday, April 14: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1 Thursday, April 19: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OT Saturday, April 21: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OTWestern Conference Central DivisionToledo 4, Indy 0 Friday, April 13: Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Toledo 4, Indy 3 Wednesday, April 18: Toledo 3, Indy 1 Thursday, April 19: Toledo 3, Indy 2, OT Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 1 Saturday, April 14: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Fort Wayne 3, Cincinnati 1 Thursday, April 19: Cincinnati 7, Fort Wayne 6, OT Saturday, April 21: Fort Wayne 2, Cincinnati 1 Sunday, April 22: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 2Mountain DivisionColorado 4, Wichita 2 Sunday, April 15: Colorado 2, Wichita 1, OT Monday, April 16: Colorado 5, Wichita 2 Wednesday, April 18: Colorado 4, Wichita 2 Friday, April 20: Wichita 6, Colorado 0 Saturday, April 21: Wichita 5, Colorado 4, OT Monday, April 23: Colorado 5, Wichita 3 Idaho 4, Allen 3 Friday, April 13: Allen 3, Idaho 2 Saturday, April 14: Allen 5, Idaho 4 Wednesday, April 18: Allen 5, Idaho 3 Friday, April 20: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Sunday, April 22: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Tuesday, April 24: Idaho 6, Allen 3 Wednesday, April 25: Idaho 4, Allen 1 Division Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionAdirondack 4, Manchester 2 Friday, April 27: Manchester 5, Adirondack 3 Saturday, April 28: Adirondack 5, Manchester 1 Tuesday, May 1: Adirondack 5, Manchester 3 Thursday, May 3: Manchester 3, Adirondack 0 Sunday, May 6: Adirondack 6, Manchester 0 Monday, May 7: Adirondack 3, Manchester 2, OTSouth DivisionFlorida 4, Orlando 1 Friday, April 27: Florida 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Florida 5, Orlando 1 Thursday, May 3: Florida 5, Orlando 1 Friday, May 4: Orlando 5, Florida 3 Sunday, May 6: Florida 5, Orlando 2Western Conference Central DivisionFort Wayne 4, Toledo 2 Saturday, April 28: Fort Wayne 5, Toledo 3 Sunday, April 29: Toledo 2, Fort Wayne 1 Wednesday, May 2: Toledo 4, Fort Wayne 3 Friday, May 4: Fort Wayne 3, Toledo 1 Saturday, May 5: Fort Wayne 4, Toledo 1 Tuesday, May 8: Fort Wayne 4, Toledo 2Mountain DivisionColorado 4, Idaho 0 Saturday, April 28: Colorado 1, Idaho 0, OT Sunday, April 29: Colorado 6, Idaho 2 Wednesday, May 2: Colorado 3, Idaho 2 Thursday, May 3: Colorado 1, Idaho 0, OT Conference Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern ConferenceFlorida 1, Adirondack 0 Friday, May 11: Florida 4, Adirondack 3 Saturday, May 12: Adirondack at Florida, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18: Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. x-Saturday, May 19: Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. x-Monday, May 21: Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m.Western ConferenceFort Wayne vs. Colorado Saturday, May 12: Fort Wayne at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Sunday, May 13: Fort Wayne at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Colorado at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18: Colorado at Fort Wayne, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 19: Colorado at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: Fort Wayne at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: Fort Wayne at Colorado, 9:05 p.m.NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE WASHINGTON 1, TAMPA BAY 0Friday: Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2 Today: Washington at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8 p.m. Thursday: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 19: Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m. x-Monday, May 21: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: Washington at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE WINNIPEG 1, VEGAS 0Saturday: Winnipeg 4, Vegas 2 Monday: Vegas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m. Friday, May 18: Winnipeg at Vegas, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 20: Vegas at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 24: Vegas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.JETS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2VEGAS 1 1 0 Â„ 2 WINNIPEG 3 1 0 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„1, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 5 (Wheeler, Scheifele), 1:05. 2, Winnipeg, Laine 4 (Wheeler, Stastny), 6:49 (pp). 3, Winnipeg, Armia 2 (Chiarot), 7:35. 4, Vegas, McNabb 2 (Marchessault, Smith), 8:10. PenaltiesÂ„Tuch, VGK, (hooking), 5:44; Haula, VGK, (slashing), 12:24; Trouba, WPG, (interference), 16:51. Second PeriodÂ„5, Winnipeg, Scheifele 12 (Byfuglien, Wheeler), 9:54 (pp). 6, Vegas, Karlsson 5 (Marchessault, Theodore), 15:55 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Miller, VGK, (roughing), 5:19; Lindberg, VGK, (roughing), 5:19; Perreault, WPG, (roughing), 5:19; Tanev, WPG, (roughing), 5:19; McNabb, VGK, (hooking), 9:10; Chiarot, WPG, (tripping), 15:02. Third PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„Reaves, VGK, (charging), 5:09. Shots on GoalÂ„Vegas 6-7-8Â„21. Winnipeg 12-10-4Â„26. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Vegas 1 of 2; Winnipeg 2 of 4. GoaliesÂ„Vegas, Fleury 8-3 (26 shots-22 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-4 (21-19). AÂ„15,321 (15,294). TÂ„2:32. RefereesÂ„Eric Furlatt, Kelly Sutherland. LinesmenÂ„Derek Amell, Scott Cherrey.INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF STATISTICSThrough May 11:PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS GP G A PTS Jake Guentzel, PIT 12 10 11 21 Sidney Crosby, PIT 12 9 12 21 David Pastrnak, BOS 12 6 14 20 Alex Ovechkin, WAS 13 9 8 17 Brad Marchand, BOS 12 4 13 17 Mark Scheifele, WPG 12 11 5 16 Filip Forsberg, NSH 13 7 9 16 Evgeny Kuznetsov, WAS 13 7 9 16 Patrice Bergeron, BOS 11 6 10 16 Blake Wheeler, WPG 12 3 12 15 Paul Stastny, WPG 12 6 8 14 Ryan Johansen, NSH 13 5 9 14 Nikita Kucherov, TB 11 6 7 13 Dustin Byfuglien, WPG 12 4 9 13 Nicklas Backstrom, WAS 11 3 10 13GOALS AGAINST AVERAGEAt least 10 games played Name Team GPI MINS GA AVG Marc-Andre Fleury VGK 10 667 17 1.53 Braden Holtby WAS 12 735 25 2.04 Connor Hellebuyck WPG 12 721 27 2.24 Martin Jones SJ 10 584 22 2.26 Matt Murray PIT 12 715 29 2.43 Andrei Vasilevskiy TB 11 640 26 2.43 Tuukka Rask BOS 12 686 33 2.88 Pekka Rinne NSH 13 684 35 3.07GOALTENDERS SAVES PERCENTAGEName Team GP MIN GA SA SPCT Marc-Andre Fleury VGK 10 667 17 344 0.951 Martin Jones SJ 10 584 22 304 0.928 Connor Hellebuyck WPG 12 721 27 372 0.927 Braden Holtby WAS 12 735 25 332 0.925 Andrei Vasilevskiy TB 11 640 26 326 0.920 Matt Murray PIT 12 715 29 314 0.908 Pekka Rinne NSH 13 684 35 363 0.904 Tuukka Rask BOS 12 686 33 339 0.903 GOALTENDERS SHUTOUT RECORDName Team GPI MINS SO Marc-Andre Fleury VGK 10 667 4 Connor Hellebuyck WPG 12 721 2 Martin Jones SJ 10 584 2 Matt Murray PIT 12 715 2 Pekka Rinne NSH 13 684 2AHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternDIVISION FINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION LEHIGH VALLEY 4, CHARLOTTE 1May 4: Lehigh Valley 2, Charlotte 1 May 5: Charlotte 6, Lehigh Valley 0 May 8: Lehigh Valley 5, Charlotte 1 May 9: Lehigh Valley 2, Charlotte 1, 5OT Saturday: Lehigh Valley 5, Charlotte 1NORTH DIVISION TORONTO 4, SYRACUSE 0May 3: Toronto 6, Syracuse 4 May 5: Toronto 2, Syracuse 1, 2OT May 6: Toronto 7, Syracuse 1May 8: Toronto 2, Syracuse 1WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION ROCKFORD 4, MANITOBA 0May 4: Rockford 4, Manitoba 2May 5: Rockford 4, Manitoba 1May 9: Rockford 4, Manitoba 1Friday: Rockford 6, Manitoba 3 PACIFIC DIVISION TEXAS 4, TUCSON 1 May 2: Tucson 2, Texas 1, OT May 4: Texas 4, Tucson 1 May 7: Texas 5, Tucson 4, OT May 9: Texas 2, Tucson 0 Friday: Texas 3, Tucson 2, OT CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE LEHIGH VALLEY VS. TORONTOSaturday, May 19: Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20: Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23: Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 25: Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, May 26: Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 28: Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 30: Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE ROCKFORD VS. TEXASFriday, May 18: Rockford at Texas, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20: Rockford at Texas, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22: Texas at Rockford, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24: Texas at Rockford, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 25: Texas at Rockford, 7 p.m. x-Monday, May 28: Rockford at Texas, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 29: Rockford at Texas, 7 p.m.GOLFPGA TOURTHE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP SaturdayÂs leaders at TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $11 million; Yardage: 7,189; Par: 72.Third RoundWebb Simpson 66-63-68Â„197 Danny Lee 68-66-70Â„204 Dustin Johnson 66-71-69Â„206 Jason Dufner 72-69-66Â„207 Jimmy Walker 69-68-70Â„207 Xander Schauffele 68-68-71Â„207 Jason Day 69-67-71Â„207 Charl Schwartzel 68-66-73Â„207 Jordan Spieth 75-68-65Â„208 Tiger Woods 72-71-65Â„208 Tommy Fleetwood 69-71-68Â„208 Ian Poulter 70-69-69Â„208 Harold Varner III 71-67-70Â„208 Matt Kuchar 66-71-71Â„208 Patrick Cantlay 66-68-74Â„208 Marc Leishman 71-71-67Â„209 Rafa Cabrera Bello 71-71-67Â„209 Richy Werenski 70-71-68Â„209 Grayson Murray 72-68-69Â„209 Jhonattan Vegas 67-72-70Â„209 Rory Sabbatini 67-71-71Â„209 Henrik Stenson 68-70-71Â„209 Adam Scott 69-68-72Â„209 Steve Stricker 67-69-73Â„209 Charles Howell III 68-67-74Â„209 Scott Brown 70-71-69Â„210 Ryan Palmer 74-67-69Â„210 Byeong Hun An 71-70-69Â„210 Patrick Reed 72-68-70Â„210 Keegan Bradley 69-69-72Â„210 Bryson DeChambeau 70-67-73Â„210 Chesson Hadley 66-69-75Â„210 Justin Thomas 73-70-68Â„211 Mackenzie Hughes 76-67-68Â„211 Chez Reavie 71-71-69Â„211 Jamie Lovemark 76-67-68Â„211 Chris Kirk 70-71-70Â„211 Adam Hadwin 72-68-71Â„211 Cody Gribble 68-71-72Â„211 Brice Garnett 69-69-73Â„211 Billy Horschel 68-70-73Â„211 J.J. Henry 72-71-69Â„212 Shane Lowry 75-68-69Â„212 Tyrone Van Aswegen 74-68-70Â„212 Matthew Fitzpatrick 72-70-70Â„212 Jason Kokrak 72-69-71Â„212 Ted Potter, Jr. 70-70-72Â„212 Chris Stroud 70-70-72Â„212 Emiliano Grillo 69-71-72Â„212 Kevin Na 69-71-72Â„212 Beau Hossler 70-69-73Â„212 Bubba Watson 68-71-73Â„212 Sergio Garcia 68-69-75Â„212 Alex Noren 66-69-77Â„212 Martin Laird 72-71-70Â„213 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 71-71-71Â„213 Andrew Landry 67-75-71Â„213 Austin Cook 72-70-71Â„213 Tony Finau 70-72-71Â„213 Justin Rose 68-72-73Â„213 Branden Grace 69-71-73Â„213 Si Woo Kim 67-72-74Â„213 Nick Watney 70-72-72Â„214 Daniel Berger 74-68-72Â„214 Kevin Tway 70-72-72Â„214 Ryan Moore 71-70-73Â„214 Brooks Koepka 70-70-74Â„214 C.T. Pan 68-70-76Â„214 Jon Rahm 68-70-77Â„215 Ross Fisher 70-73-73Â„216 Brandon Harkins 75-68-73Â„216Made cut; will not Â“ nishBrian Gay 72-71-74Â„217 Lucas Glover 68-71-78Â„217 Tom Hoge 70-69-78Â„217 Zach Johnson 71-69-78Â„218 Ollie Schniederjans 68-71-79Â„218 Ryan Blaum 71-72-77Â„220 Keith Mitchell 67-75-78Â„220 Nick Taylor 69-74-79Â„222 Brendan Steele 72-69-81Â„222Failed to QualifyAnirban Lahiri 69-75Â„144 Alexander Levy 73-71Â„144 Kevin Chappell 72-72Â„144 Luke List 70-74Â„144 John Huh 69-75Â„144 J.J. Spaun 71-73Â„144 Jonas Blixt 75-69Â„144 Wesley Bryan 71-73Â„144 Robert Streb 73-72Â„145 Robert Garrigus 75-70Â„145 Kyle Stanley 75-70Â„145 James Hahn 73-72Â„145 Rickie Fowler 74-71Â„145 Russell Henley 72-73Â„145 Kevin Streelman 70-75Â„145 Martin Kaymer 71-74Â„145 Rory McIlroy 71-74Â„145 Gary Woodland 74-72Â„146 Hudson Swafford 75-71Â„146 Pat Perez 76-70Â„146 Scott Piercy 77-69Â„146 Kelly Kraft 74-72Â„146 Francesco Molinari 73-73Â„146 Bud Cauley 73-73Â„146 Tyrrell Hatton 75-71Â„146 Charley Hoffman 71-75Â„146 Russell Knox 74-72Â„146 Ryan Armour 73-73Â„146 J.B. Holmes 75-72Â„147 Whee Kim 75-72Â„147 Satoshi Kodaira 74-73Â„147 Vaughn Taylor 72-75Â„147 William McGirt 73-74Â„147 Stewart Cink 75-72Â„147 Kevin Kisner 77-70Â„147 Patton Kizzire 72-75Â„147 David Lingmerth 75-72Â„147 Trey Mullinax 72-75Â„147 Martin Flores 80-68Â„148 Bill Haas 74-74Â„148 Hideki Matsuyama 79-69Â„148 Blayne Barber 76-72Â„148 Chad Campbell 74-74Â„148 Harris English 77-71Â„148 D.A. Points 75-74Â„149 Louis Oosthuizen 78-71Â„149 Patrick Rodgers 73-76Â„149 Michael Thompson 76-74Â„150 Scott Stallings 75-75Â„150 Ben Martin 78-73Â„151 Dominic Bozzelli 77-74Â„151 Danny Willett 74-77Â„151 Cameron Smith 76-75Â„151 Geoff Ogilvy 78-74Â„152 Phil Mickelson 79-73Â„152 Scott McCarron 79-73Â„152 Derek Fathauer 77-76Â„153 Brandt Snedeker 82-72Â„154 Brian Harman 74-80Â„154 Rod Pampling 74-80Â„154 Michael Kim 78-76Â„154 Sung Kang 78-77Â„155 HaoTong Li 76-80Â„156EUROPEAN TOURROCCO FORTE SICILIAN OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Verdura Gulf Club, Agrigento, Sicily Purse: $1.19 million; Yardage: 7,217; Par: 71.Third RoundMike Lorenzo-Vera, France 71-64-63Â„198 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 71-66-63Â„200 Julien Guerrier, France 68-65-67Â„200 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 65-68-68Â„201 Andy Sullivan, England 67-72-65Â„204 Andrea Pavan, Italy 72-66-66Â„204 Francesco Laporta, Italy 69-69-67Â„205 Ryan Evans, England 65-69-71Â„205 Lucas Herbert, Australia 69-71-66Â„206 Mikko Korhonen, Finland 70-69-68Â„207 Steven Brown, England 68-66-73Â„207 Pop Angles, Spain 72-70-66Â„208 Matthias Schwab, Austria 69-73-66Â„208 Eunshin Park, South Korea 68-73-67Â„208 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 71-70-67Â„208 Mark Tullo, Chile 71-69-68Â„208 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 72-68-68Â„208 Paul Waring, England 70-68-70Â„208 Steve Webster, England 70-68-70Â„208AlsoChase Koepka, United States 72-69-71Â„212 Daniel Im, United States 74-71-69Â„214WEB.COM TOURKNOXVILLE OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tenn. Purse: $550,000; Yardage: 7,088; Par: 71 (35-36).Third RoundDaniel Summerhays 70-64-67Â„201 Will Claxton 68-65-68Â„201 Wes Roach 71-68-63Â„202 Sungjae Im 69-69-65Â„203 Joseph Bramlett 69-68-66Â„203 Matt Harmon 68-69-66Â„203 Derek Ernst 68-63-72Â„203 Stephan Jaeger 68-72-64Â„204 Alex Prugh 69-66-69Â„204 Scott Pinckney 72-68-65Â„205 Adam Long 68-69-68Â„205 Anders Albertson 71-66-68Â„205 Ben Kohles 68-72-66Â„206 Cameron Davis 70-69-67Â„206 Henrik Norlander 70-67-69Â„206 Mark Anderson 68-69-69Â„206 Roberto Castro 68-68-70Â„206 Brandon Matthews 71-69-67Â„207 Seth Reeves 68-71-68Â„207 Wyndham Clark 69-70-68Â„207 Chris Thompson 70-68-69Â„207 Ryan Brehm 65-72-70Â„207 Mito Pereira 73-64-70Â„207 Brett Drewitt 67-68-72Â„207 Brady Schnell 69-72-67Â„208 George McNeill 71-70-67Â„208 Justin Hueber 72-68-68Â„208 Robby Shelton 69-71-68Â„208 Hank Lebioda 68-71-69Â„208 Max Marsico 72-66-70Â„208 Maverick McNealy 74-67-68Â„209 Kevin Dougherty 69-71-69Â„209 Kyle Thompson 69-71-69Â„209 Nelson Ledesma 71-70-69Â„210 Jimmy Gunn 69-72-69Â„210 Augusto Nunez 73-68-69Â„210 Conner Godsey 72-69-69Â„210 Dan McCarthy 71-69-70Â„210 Brad HopÂ“ nger 69-71-70Â„210 Mark Wilson 70-69-71Â„210 Bhavik Patel 71-67-72Â„210 Taylor Moore 70-71-70Â„211 Rob Oppenheim 70-71-70Â„211 Cameron Champ 75-66-70Â„211 Josh Teater 72-69-70Â„211 Jim Knous 71-69-71Â„211 Garrett Osborn 73-67-71Â„211 Julian Etulain 70-70-71Â„211 Erik Compton 71-69-71Â„211 Rhein Gibson 71-69-71Â„211 Mark Hubbard 69-70-72Â„211 Dicky Pride 68-70-73Â„211 Ben Taylor 70-67-74Â„211 Max McGreevy 69-67-75Â„211 Zac Blair 69-72-71Â„212 Casey Flenniken 71-70-71Â„212 Kyle Jones 73-68-71Â„212 Kyle Reifers 74-67-71Â„212 Sebastian Munoz 72-69-71Â„212 Ethan Tracy 73-67-72Â„212 Scott Harrington 69-70-73Â„212 Scott Langley 67-74-72Â„213 Samuel Del Val 71-70-72Â„213 Mark BlakeÂ“ eld 71-70-72Â„213 Carlos Sainz Jr. 71-70-72Â„213 Jared Wolfe 70-69-74Â„213 Justin Lower 71-68-74Â„213 Fernando Mechereffe 73-68-73Â„214 Tag Ridings 73-67-74Â„214 Rick Lamb 71-66-78Â„215 Tim Wilkinson 72-69-75Â„216 Blake Adams 68-71-77Â„216AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPKC MASTERPIECE 400 LINEUPLineup after Friday qualifying for Saturday night race at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 188.811 mph. 2. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.826 mph. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.552 mph. 4. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 187.428 mph. 5. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.748 mph. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 186.445 mph. 7. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.200 mph. 8. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 186.194 mph. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 185.899 mph. 10. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 185.695 mph. 11. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 185.471 mph. 12. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 185.128 mph. 13. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 185.880 mph. 14. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 185.631 mph. 15. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 185.605 mph. 16. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 185.561 mph. 17. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 185.103 mph. 18. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 184.420 mph. 19. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 184.231 mph. 20. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 184.168 mph. 21. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevy, 183.880 mph. 22. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 188.692 mph. 23. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 185.650 mph. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 185.370 mph. 25. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 184.843 mph. 26. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 182.692 mph. 27. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 180.343 mph. 28. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 179.814 mph. 29. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 179.790 mph. 30. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevy, 178.921 mph. 31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 178.713 mph. 32. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevy, 176.338 mph. 33. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 0.000 mph. 34. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 0.000 mph. 35. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 0.000 mph. 36. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 0.000 mph. 37. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 0.000 mph. 38. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 0.000 mph.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK37 KIND DAYS 250Friday night at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (1) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 167 laps, 60 points. 2. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 167, 0. 3. (8) Stewart Friesen, Chevy, 167, 41. 4. (14) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevy, 167, 0. 5. (5) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 167, 37. 6. (3) Matt Crafton, Ford, 167, 36. 7. (2) Cody Coughlin, Chevy, 167, 31. 8. (4) Grant EnÂ“ nger, Ford, 167, 39. 9. (13) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 167, 0. 10. (12) Justin Haley, Chevy, 166, 27. 11. (11) Dalton Sargeant, Chevy, 165, 26. 12. (9) Austin Hill, Chevy, 165, 25. 13. (19) Austin Wayne Self, Toyota, 164, 24. 14. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr, Chevy, 164, 0. 15. (32) Myatt Snider, Ford, 164, 22. 16. (10) Brett MofÂ“ tt, Toyota, 163, 38. 17. (17) Justin Fontaine, Chevy, 163, 20. 18. (7) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 162, 26. 19. (16) Bo Le Mastus, Toyota, 160, 18. 20. (31) Kyle Donahue, Chevy, 159, 17. 21. (25) Josh Reaume, Chevy, 158, 16. 22. (29) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevy, 157, 15. 23. (28) Norm Benning, Chevy, 157, 14. 24. (30) Mike Harmon, Chevy, oilleak, 146, 0. 25. (21) Jordan Anderson, Chevy, 139, 12. 26. (27) Robby Lyons, Chevy, 139, 11. 27. (18) Wendell Chavous, Chevy, suspension, 131, 10. 28. (26) Jamie Mosley, Chevy, overheating, 66, 9. 29. (24) Bayley Currey, Chevy, transmission, 30, 8. 30. (22) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, overheating, 27, 7. 31. (23) Joey Gase, Chevy, electrical, 6, 0. 32. (20) Kevin Donahue, Chevy, transmission, 0, 5.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 134.125 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 3 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.558 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 21 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: N.Gragson 0; M.Crafton 1-4; N.Gragson 5-48; B.Rhodes 49; N.Gragson 5083; J.Haley 84-87; N.Gragson 88-104; S.Friesen 105-106; N.Gragson 107-133; S.Friesen 134137; K.Busch 138; J.Sauter 139-152; M.Snider 153-161; N.Gragson 162-167 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): N.Gragson, 6 times for 123 laps; J.Sauter, 1 time for 13 laps; M.Snider, 1 time for 8 laps; S.Friesen, 2 times for 4 laps; M.Crafton, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Haley, 1 time for 3 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 0 laps; B.Rhodes, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: J.Sauter, 2; K.Busch, 1; N.Gragson, 1; B.MofÂ“ tt, 1; Joh.Nemechek, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 275; 2. N.Gragson, 240; 3. G.EnÂ“ nger, 214; 4. B.MofÂ“ tt, 213; 5. B.Rhodes, 213; 6. M.Crafton, 205; 7. S.Friesen, 178; 8. J.Haley, 173; 9. D.Sargeant, 168; 10. M.Snider, 167.VERIZON INDYCARINDYCAR GRAND PRIXSaturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Indianapolis, Indiana Lap length: 2.439 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 85, Running 2. (18) Scott Dixon, Honda, 85, Running 3. (2) Robert Wickens, Honda, 85, Running 4. (3) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 85, Running 5. (8) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 85, Running 6. (10) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 85, Running 7. (4) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 85, Running 8. (7) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 85, Running 9. (17) Graham Rahal, Honda, 85, Running 10. (11) Takuma Sato, Honda, 85, Running 11. (6) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 85, Running 12. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 85, Running 13. (14) Marco Andretti, Honda, 85, Running 14. (12) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 85, Running 15. (9) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 85, Running 16. (16) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 85, Running 17. (22) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 85, Running 18. (13) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 85, Running 19. (24) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 85, Running 20. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 85, Running 21. (21) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 85, Running 22. (15) Ed Jones, Honda, 84, Running 23. (20) Zach Veach, Honda, 84, Running 24. (5) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 83, RunningRace StatisticsWinnerÂs average speed: 113.318 mph Time of Race: 1:49:46.1935 Margin of victory: 2.2443 seconds Cautions: 2 for 8 laps Lead changes: 9 among 7 drivers Lap Leaders: Power, Will 1 19, Bourdais, Sebastien 20, Newgarden, Josef 21, Rossi, Alexander 22 23, Kaiser, Kyle 24 25, Wickens, Robert 26 40, Power, Will 41 42, Rahal, Graham 43 45, Wickens, Robert 46 50, Power, Will 51 85. Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Newgarden 178, Rossi 176, Bourdais 152, Dixon 147, Hinchcliffe 144, Rahal 142, Power 135, Wickens 133, Hunter-Reay 125, Andretti 105.FORMULA ONESPANISH GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Lap length: 2.892 miles 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:16.173. 2. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:16.213. 3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:16.305. 4. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:16.612. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:16.816. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:16.818. 7. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:17.676. 8. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:17.721. 9. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:17.790. 10. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:17.835. 11. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:18.323. 12. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:18.463. 13. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:18.696. 14. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:18.910. 15. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:19.098. 16. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:18.923. 17. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:19.493. 18. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:20.225. 19. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:19.695. 20. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, no time. Sirotkin penalized three places for causing a collision during the previous round.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURMUTUA MADRID OPENSaturday at Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain Purse: ATP, $7.43 million (Masters 1000); WTA, $8.01 million (Premier; Surface: Clay-Outdoor)MenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsDominic Thiem (5), Austria, def. Kevin Anderson (6), South Africa, 6-4, 6-2. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, def. Denis Shapovalov, Canada, 6-4, 6-1.WomenÂs Singles ChampionshipPetra Kvitova (10), Czech Republic, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsBob and Mike Bryan (2), United States, def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (4), France, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (6), Colombia, 6-3, 3-6, 10-3.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipEkaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (1), Russia, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (3), France, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 7 2 1 22 23 12 Columbus 6 3 3 21 17 10 New York City FC 6 2 2 20 19 14 Orlando City 6 2 1 19 19 14 New England 5 3 2 17 18 14 New York Red Bulls 5 3 0 15 21 10 Chicago 3 5 2 11 13 17 Philadelphia 3 5 2 11 8 14 Montreal 3 8 0 9 14 26 Toronto FC 2 6 1 7 12 18 D.C. United 1 4 2 5 8 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 7 2 2 23 23 12 Los Angeles FC 6 2 1 19 20 14 FC Dallas 4 1 4 16 14 9 Vancouver 4 5 2 14 12 20 Minnesota United 4 7 0 12 13 21 Houston 3 3 3 12 20 15 Portland 3 3 2 11 13 14 Los Angeles Galaxy 3 6 1 10 14 19 Real Salt Lake 3 5 1 10 10 19 Colorado 2 4 2 8 10 11 San Jose 2 5 2 8 15 17 Seattle 2 4 2 8 7 10 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieMay 9Columbus 1, Philadelphia 0 Sporting Kansas City 2, Atlanta United FC 0 Seattle 2, Toronto FC 1 Chicago 1, Montreal 0 Los Angeles FC 2, Minnesota United 0FridayÂs GameHouston 2, Vancouver 2, tieSaturdayÂs GamesSan Jose 3, Minnesota United 1 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 0 FC Dallas 3, LA Galaxy 2 Columbus 3, Chicago 0 New England 3, Toronto FC 2 D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, late New York at Colorado, lateTodayÂs GamesSeattle at Portland, 4 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Orlando City, 6 p.m. New York City FC at Los Angeles FC, 8:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 16San Jose at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.Friday, May 18Orlando City at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.Saturday, May 19Colorado at New York City FC, 1 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Portland, 3 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 4 p.m. Columbus at New England, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, May 20Sporting Kansas City at Minnesota United, 2 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 4 p.m. New York at Atlanta United FC, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 5 0 2 17 12 5 Orlando 3 2 3 12 8 7 Seattle 3 1 1 10 7 5 Chicago 2 2 4 10 10 9 Portland 2 3 3 9 11 12 Utah 1 1 5 8 5 4 Houston 1 3 3 6 5 10 Washington 1 3 2 5 7 10 Sky Blue FC 0 3 1 1 3 6 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.May 9Portland 1, Houston 1, tie Orlando 0, Utah 0, tieSaturdayÂs GamesOrlando 2, Portland 1 Washington at North Carolina, late Houston at Chicago, late Sky Blue FC at Seattle, lateSaturday, May 19Houston at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Washington, 7 p.m. North Carolina at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m.CHAMPIONS LEAGUESEMIFINALS(Home teams listed Â“ rst) All times Eastern First Leg April 24Liverpool (England) 5, Roma (Italy) 2April 25Bayern Munich (Germany) 1, Real Madrid (Spain) 2Second Leg May 1Real Madrid (Spain) 2, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2, Real Madrid advanced on 4-3 aggregateMay 2Roma (Italy) 4, Liverpool (England) 2, Liverpool advanced on 7-6 aggregateCHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, May 26 At Kiev, UkraineReal Madrid (Spain) vs. Liverpool, 2:45 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 Â„ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 Â„ vs. France at Lyon, France BOXINGSCHEDULEMay 12At New York (ESPN), Jorge Linares vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko, 12, for LinaresÂ WBA lightweight title; Carlos Adames vs. Alejandro Barrera, 10, welterweights. At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith, 12 for AliÂs WBO junior middleweight title; Rey Vargas vs. Azat Hovhannisyan, 12, for VargasÂ WBC super bantamweight title.May 17At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (ESPN), Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights; Oscar Duarte vs. Rey Perez, 10, lightweights.May 19At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (SHO), Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr., 12, for RussellÂs WBC featherweight title.
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, May 13, 2018 / The Sunhim last week at the Wells Fargo Championship and in the opening two rounds in Ponte Vedra Beach. ÂEventually I was going to put all the pieces together and today, for the most part, I did that,ÂŽ he said. ÂI hit a lot of good, quality shots. I hit some shots in the correct spots, which was nice. I hit probably three of the best long irons IÂve hit all week.ÂŽ Woods pointed to his tee shot at the 242-yard, par-3 eighth, which landed a little more than 30 feet from the hole; his second shot at the par-5 ninth, which stopped on the fringe from nearly 270 yards out; and his towering approach shot at the par-5 11th, which carried two bunkers and part of a pond before landing on the putting surface and leaving him a lengthy eagle putt. His only complaint was not keeping it rolling. He cooled off down the stretch, making five pars and a bogey over the final six holes. He pushed his drive into thick rough at the difficult par-4 14th and ended up with his lone bogey of the day. He had a chance to get it back two holes later, but lipped out a 10-footer following a stellar bunker shot. ÂTo be 8-under there through 12, realistically I probably could have got a couple more out of it and got to 10 (under) for the day,ÂŽ he said. ÂBut IÂll take it.ÂŽ He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation. But the biggest different was his putting. He needed just 27 putts, his fewest of the week. A day after making just one putt longer than 6 feet, he missed only one inside 13 feet in the third round. ÂIt was nice. I made some putts today. That was basically the difference,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂve hit quality irons before and I was able to convert today and got rolling early. This golf course, as humid as it is right now, these greens are going to be holding all day and I knew that going in and I knew I had to be a little bit more aggressive in there and put the ball in these sections, and I was able to do that.ÂŽ Woods started the day tied for 69th, but moved into fifth after getting to 9 under at No. 12. His jump was the talk of the course, and the already huge gallery following his every move really started growing at the turn. By the time Woods and playing partner Mackenzie Hughes got to 16, the frenzied crowd was dozens deep and craning for a glimpse of golfÂs biggest star. Jordan Spieth also shot 65 after making the cut on the number, and like Woods, he was at 8-under 208. Woods figured his stay near the top of the leaderboard would be a short one, with the leaders expected to push him back down later in the day. ÂI wonÂt be by end of the day, but itÂs nice to kind of somewhat be up there,ÂŽ he said. ÂThese guys are going to go low again. I think that some of the guys will probably shoot better scores than I did out there. ItÂs definitely gettable. ÂItÂs set up for these guys to go low.ÂŽWOODSContinued from 1By KAREL JANICEKAssociated PressHERNING, Denmark Â„ Defending champion Sweden prevailed over Slovakia 4-3 in overtime for its fifth straight win at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Denmark kept alive its dream of advancing to the quarterfinals by beating South Korea 3-1, and Latvia remained in contention by downing Olympic runner-up Germany 3-1. In a game of two winless teams, Austria shut out Belarus 4-0 to survive in the top division. Belarus will be relegated. Mika Zibanejad scored the winner for Sweden on a power play with 41 seconds remaining. Trailing 3-1, Marek Daloga and Ladislav Nagy scored for Slovakia to force overtime. Veteran Frans Nielsen, Jesper Jensen and Nichlas Hardt scored for host Denmark, setting off raucous celebrations by the home fans in the Jyske Bank Boxen arena. ÂItÂs gonna be a hard fight out there on Tuesday,ÂŽ Nielsen said, referring to playing Latvia in the last group game. Kisung Kim scored his fourth goal in six matches but South Korea remained pointless with a game left. Sweden leads Group A in Copenhagen with 14 points. Russia has 10, one more than Switzerland before the two meet later Saturday. The Czech Republic has nine points, one more than Slovakia. Austria has four. Denmark jumped to second in Group B in Herning with 11 points. Canada has 10, Latvia nine, the same as Finland. Finland and Canada played late Saturday. The United States leads the group with 13 points.HOCKEY: World ChampionshipSweden beats Slovakia in OT, Denmark tops SKorea on iceAP PHOTODenmarkÂs Jesper Jensen, right, fails to score past South KoreaÂs Matt Dalton, left, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Denmark and South Korea at the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, Saturday. ASSOCIATED PRESSMADRID Â„ Petra Kvitova outlasted Kiki Bertens 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to claim a record third Madrid Open title on Saturday. The two-time Wimbledon winner celebrated the hard-fought match when Bertens hit a backhand long on the final point after nearly three hours. Kvitova previously won on the Madrid clay in 2011 and 2015. This third win took the CzechÂs career total to 24 titles, including four in the first five months of 2018. The final was evenly contested, with both players getting three breaks each while saving many more chances. The key moment came when Bertens appeared to have swung the momentum back in her favor by pulling back a break in the third set, only for Kvitova to strike right back and recover the advantage for a 5-3 lead. She served out for the championship. ÂIt feels great, it does not matter if it is the first, second or third title,ÂŽ Kvitova said. The roof of the Caja Magica was closed without play being interrupted when it began raining in the second set. On the menÂs side, Dominic Thiem beat Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the final. The fifth-seeded Thiem arrived at the semifinals after dealing top-ranked Rafael Nadal his first loss on clay in a year. Thiem beat the sixthseeded Anderson after breaking both of his first service games in each set. He will play secondseeded Alexander Zverev or Denis Shapovalov in SundayÂs final.TENNIS: Madrid OpenKvitova beats Bertens for 3rd Madrid Open title By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH Â„ Webb Simpson didnÂt back off at The Players Championship with another shot he wasnÂt planning to make, atonement on the islandgreen 17th and a 4-under 68 that stretched his lead to a record seven shots Saturday. He started out with an 8-foot birdie putt on the opening hole. His shot from the back bunker to a front pin on the par-5 11th raced across the green and into the cup for an unlikely eagle. And that island on the par-3 17th was no problem at all. A day after making double bogey to ruin his bid to break the course record, Simpson rapped in a 3-foot birdie putt. It added to a 19-under 197, tying the 54-hole record set by Greg Norman on a soft course in March. And the 32-year-old Simpson has history on his side. No one has ever lost a seven-shot lead in the final round in PGA Tour history. Tiger Woods had his best round on the Stadium Course, playing the final six holes in 1 over for a 65. Jordan Spieth made two bogeys in his round of 65 as both charged up the leaderboard in the morning with big crowds and loud cheers. That got them into the top 10, but they made up only three shots on Simpson. They still were 11 shots behind. Danny Lee was leading the B-Flight with a bogey-free round, but only two birdies on the par 5s on the back nine. He shot a 70 and will be in the final group. Dustin Johnson at least improved his chances of staying for No. 1 with four birdies over his final 10 holes for a 69. He was in third place, nine shots behind and figured all he could do Sunday was go as low as he could and see where it led. Johnson is among three players to lose a six-shot lead in the final round, last fall in Shanghai. And with danger lurking at every corner on the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course, that would suggest that the crystal and largest paycheck in golf Â„ just shy of $2 million Â„ doesnÂt belong to Simpson just yet. He just hasnÂt shown any signs of cracking. His only two bogeys came on the toughest par-3 at Sawgrass (No. 8), and a three-putt from 40 feet on the 14th, the toughest hole in the third round. He finished the day with a par putt from 18 feet. A trio of PGA champions Â„ Jason Dufner (66), Jimmy Walker (70) and Jason Day (71) were at 9-under 207, along with Xander Schauffele (71). Lee was at 204, a score that would have led The Players in all but three of the years since it moved to May in 2007. ÂIf you take Webb out of the equation, the golf course is playing about like it always does,ÂŽ Johnson said. ÂHeÂs the only one thatÂs going really low.ÂŽSimpson stretches Players lead to 7 shotsBy DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressIn some ways, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish will always be joined at the hip. Or the elbow. You see, the two have long been among the worldÂs top cyclists, routinely winning some of the sportÂs marquee races. Sagan is a threetime and reigning world champion, fresh off his Paris-Roubaix victory, while Cavendish trails only Eddy Merckx for the most Tour de France stage wins. Yet in last yearÂs Tour, they became embroiled in controversy. They had begun their final sprint in Vittel when SaganÂs elbow flared out, seemingly running Cavendish into a barrier. The fall broke the British sprinterÂs collar bone, and Sagan was quickly booted from the race. Lawsuits ensued. Sagan argued it was a racing accident. Cavendish bristled. In the end, cyclingÂs governing body decided the crash was merely Âan unfortunate and unintentional race incident.ÂŽ Still, things havenÂt quite thawed between the two, and it creates an intriguing subplot when they join some of the sportÂs top riders for the weeklong Tour of California. The only other time theyÂve raced since the Tour de France was Milan-San Remo, where Cavendish crashed early on and was not a factor, so this could be their first chance to spend any time together. ÂMaybe weÂll speak during the race about it. I donÂt know,ÂŽ said Sagan, with a playful chuckle. The two had always been cordial, if not quite friendly, but the tension between sprint stars was still apparent in separate phone interviews with The Associated Press. Asked about seeing Sagan again, Cavendish replied: ÂIÂm just here to race.ÂŽ So are some of the other heavy hitters in the sport. Even though the ongoing Giro dÂ Italia draws many big names to the seasonÂs first Grand Tour, the Tour of California has become a favorite proving ground for Tour de France hopefuls. So thatÂs why Sagan and Cavendish will be joined by the likes of Marcel Kittel, Alexander Kristoff and Fernando Gaviria in contesting the sprint stages, beginning with SundayÂs opening stage in Long Beach. They will have chances on the fifth and seventh stages, and possibly the third-stage finish at Laguna Seca Raceway, where Sagan beat Greg Van Avermaet to the line a few years ago. ÂItÂs always nice to come to California. I spend a lot of time here,ÂŽ Cavendish said. ÂMy first time was 2008, I think, so itÂs great to see the race grow to a World Tour race. ItÂs pretty special.ÂŽ ItÂs special for Sagan, too. He has the most stage victories with 16 Â„ Cavendish is second with 10 Â„ and won the overall title in 2015, even though heÂs not really a general classification rider. Then again, the popular Sagan has embraced riding in America just as the state-side cycling fanbase has embraced the Slovakian star. He won his first world title in Virginia in 2015, prepared for the mountain bike event at the Rio Olympics in the U.S., and just finished hosting a gravel-grinding Gran Fondo in California to raise money and awareness for at-risk youth. ÂOh well, I feel good here,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm far away from Europe, where people notice me more. ItÂs good for me, work-wise. ItÂs good for training. Nice weather, good altitude training camps. ItÂs just a pretty good place for me here in America.ÂŽCYCLING: Tour of CaliforniaCavendish, Sagan ready to line up for Tour of California AP PHOTOWebb Simpson celebrates an eagle shot on the 11th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach. GOLF: Players Championship adno=720654 941-423-6955www.heroncreekgcc.com 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port. 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