Phil HollowayÂs mother ruled her home the same way the nuns in Catholic school did. That is to say she spanked her son. ÂI was brought up under the premise not to spare the rod,ÂŽ Holloway said. ÂMy mom taught us that spanking or using a switch was a way of discipline.ÂŽ So thatÂs what Holloway, 39, and his wife, Alaina, did. They yelled and spanked their three daughters when the children misbehaved. ÂNot having any education on parenting, I followed what my mother did Â„ you know, we learn from our parents,ÂŽ Holloway said. ÂThat was deÂ“nitely the case with me.ÂŽ ThatÂs changed. It started when Holloway learned of a free 10-week course designed to help men become Âbetter dads, better spouses and a better person.ÂŽ He Â“gured it couldnÂt hurt to check out the class. In time, Holloway learned all of the yelling and spanking was adding to the chaos in his household. He began using some of the different techniques taught in the class. ÂAfter the class, I no longer discipline using time-outs, yelling and threating regularly that I thought worked,ÂŽ he said. ÂThere was so much stress, frustration, disagreements and arguments with my wife when it came to discipline. It was chaos. ÂBut today, I will describe my home as peaceful.ÂŽSystems, protocolsHolloway said as he learned something about parenting in class, he would share it with his wife. ÂWe both started implementing systems and protocols,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe could see a transformation of the family.ÂŽ Holloway admits heÂs not perfect at parenting. He or is wife will slip and yell at one of their girls ages 3, 4, and 7, from time to time. ÂThe other day, my wife was in the bathroom and I was in the kitchen. Our 4-year-old got up from the table and began throwing Chex Mix all over the living room and other rooms,ÂŽ he said. Nurturing Dad grads say they still arenÂt perfect fathersGREAT DADBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR PHOTOS PROVIDEDPhil Holloway and his wife Alaina share quality time with their three daughters. Phil graduated from the Nuturing Dads program which he says helped him greatly. Dave Greus stands with his children Cade, Ave and Farryn in Englewood. He graduated from the Nurturing Dads program last year. He said he would take the class again because he learned so much and enjoyed the camaraderie with other fathers. NURTURING DADSEven if you are already a good dad, you can be a GREAT dad. In this class you will discuss ideas about fathering and communication in a comfortable setting with other men. The course and materials are free. Fathers can talk about their own upbringing and what they would have liked their fathers to do. Participants learn about how to give their children encouragement and praise. Grandfathers are also invited to come to the class, especially if they are raising grandchildren. The next class is open to all dads. It is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Dec. 13, at 6926 Children Way in NorthPort. For more information, www. childrenfirst.net or register through Jack Baker, 941-953-5507 ext. 127, or email: email@example.com. BEING ADAD | 4 Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell has asked for another budget hike this year, which would bring the agencyÂs total expenses to more than $70 million. In a budget proposal sent to the County Commission on May 31, he requested a 7.2 percent increase for fiscal year 2018/2019. Currently operating on $65,440,036, the total increase comes to $4,714,651. Salaries and beneÂ“ts account for $57,677,152, compared to $55,004,998 last year. All Â“ve bargaining units have tentatively agreed to a 2 percent pay increase on Oct. 1, 2018, and another 2 percent increase on April 1, 2019, according to the budget memo. Proposed retirement rates are also increasing by 8.2 percent under a new state law. The budgeted positions include an additional 10 corrections ofÂ“cers, six law enforcement ofÂ“cers and two civilians, for a total of 664 employees. New civilian positions include a mental health counselor for a new mental health unit and an analyst for a new domestic violence unit Prummell plans to create. The new units are still in Âinfancy stages,ÂŽ according to spokesperson Skip Conroy. No additional details are yet available. Five school resource deputies will be added this year to meet the new state requirements, with three to cover charter and specialty schools and two for Ârelief factor.ÂŽ Only their equipment will come from the sheriffÂs budget, with salaries and beneÂ“ts paid by the school district. Projected equipment costs for the agency total are up from $1,720,715 to $2,655,989. Prummell plans to purchase 40 new vehicles this year. In an email, he said the agency must order 35 vehicles a year to maintain its rotation schedule. ÂI have reduced those numbers in order to reduce the budget and have used savings at the end of SheriffÂs new budget request exceeds $70MBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER BUDGET | 8A little bead of sweat started to build at the bottom of my neck. The sweat dripped straight over each vertebra of my spine and disappeared over the tailbone. My soon-to-be father-in-law had his big manÂs arm draped over my shoulder pulling me intimately close like we were on a third date. It was 1:45 in the afternoon on a sweltering July 30th. ÂSon,ÂŽ he said. ÂI feel like I can call you son, since it looks like you are going to make it.ÂŽ I wasnÂt sure. In less than 15 minutes I was to marry his only daughter, and he had me in his big manÂs embrace. I was in long sleeves and a tux. The tuxedo absorbed the sweat that passed thr ough the shirt on this steaming, humid afternoon. ÂSon, IÂm going to give you some advice about being married.ÂŽ I thought, now? HeÂs got to be kidding. Even my boutonniere was starting to wilt. ÂSon, after I give you this advice, IÂm never going to give you any marriage advice ever again.ÂŽ Oh, I thought, maybe this sounds like a good idea after all. ÂSon, just say yes.ÂŽ What? Seeing my confusion, he added, ÂWhen she says do you want to eat Italian, you say yes. Father and son Â„ just say yesDAVID | 4 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENTCALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 168AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY 40 percent chance of rainHigh 93 Low 75$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodayÂs weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, June 17, 2018 FIGURES SHOW ABOUT 2,000 MINORS SEPARATED FROM FAMILIESNearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on ill egal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security gures. 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A statement of Â“nancial interests is also required and asks candidates to list primary and secondary sources of income and any real property a candidate owns. Candidates are expected to set up campaign accounts with the state and to name a campaign treasurer. For more information, call the Â“re district at 941-474-3311 or the water district at 941-474-3217. Potential candidates may also contact state election ofÂ“cials at dos. myÂ”orida.com/elections or 850-245-6200.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIncumbents are running for Englewood Water District, fire boardBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER SARASOTA Â„ A week after the districtÂs safety and security discussion, the Sarasota County Schools board will look at its Â“ve-year capital improvement plan Tuesday. The CIP is one several topics the board will discuss at its Tuesday workshop. One of the top priorities for the CIP is the additional security measures for the school. Many of these projects were pushed up following the school shooting in Parkland. The improvements to the schools include additional fencing, hardening, cameras and conversion to single-point entries. Along with discussing the changes to the CIP in year one, the district will also assess how the county is growing and which schools are nearing overcrowding. Along with the CIP growth projections, the board will speciÂ“cally look at North Sarasota County schools enrollment numbers. Currently Ashton Elementary in North Sarasota County is seeing overcrowding. The board will look at numbers for schools in the surrounding areas. The district will also look at its communications plan. Since 2017, the district has been looking at how to reach the community through its communications department. The board will review its current goals with members of the communications department. Also on the agenda is a look at the 2018-19 operating budget. With the changes since Parkland massacre of 17 students and educators at the high school, the district has been looking at its budget and its costs for certain programs. Most notably has been the safety and security initiative and its police force. The district created its own police force when it couldnÂt come to an agreement with its area law enforcement partners for school resource ofÂ“cers. TuesdayÂs workshop will be followed by the 3 p.m. meeting. On the 3 p.m. meeting agenda there are 10 items of new business, as well as recognition for the Venice High School baseball team, who recently won the state championship. One of the items under new business is the approval to purchase 18 new Â”eet vehicles. According to board documents, the purchase is for the police force vehicles and one box truck. The capital budgeted amount is $500,000 for the purchase of the vehicles. The district is also opening up a job for an audiologist. According to board documents, the audiologist gig is a 10-month position that will provide audiological services for the district. These services include hearing exams, medical and community referrals, and provide management for hearing aids or other devices. Another item up for approval is the vocational salary schedule, which will include a Florida Department of Law Enforcement instructor for Suncoast Technical College. The board will also approve the bid for the new safety and security systems Tuesday. Along with the FDLE instructor and safety and security systems, the board will approve two bids for emergency vehicle lighting and uniforms. Another item of new business is the approval of safety and security equipment; the board will approve salary schedules for its new police ofÂ“cers. Two of the Â“nal items of new business are the approval of a new 401K program for the district, and the approval of the instructional/classiÂ“ed report. The Sarasota County School Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for its regular workshop, followed by its 3 p.m. board meeting in The Board Chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota. Meetings and workshops are broadcast live on The Education Channel, Comcast channel 20 and Frontier channel 33 or streamed live on the districtÂs website www. sarasotacountyschools. net. Email: email@example.comSarasota County School Board continues look at safety, security By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month CelebrationThe second annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. This free event will be held at Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Enjoy a fun family day of live entertainment, games, and prizes. Variety of Caribbean cuisine for purchase. For more information, call 941-219-5905 or visit www.facebook.com/ events/388995058283265.League of Women Voters to meetThe League of Women Voters, Charlotte County Chapter announces District 2 Charlotte County School Board member, Kim Amontree, will present the ÂVote Yes for Success!ÂŽ Campaign at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Punta Gorda Safety Complex, Police Training Room, 1410 Tamiami Trail. This organization has emerged to help pass the School Funding Referendum this fall. The discussion will include the state of our county schools, and the need to properly fund operations. Charlotte County schools, compared with our neighboring counties, have relied on lower resources in which to operate. Those opposing the referendum argue that property taxes must remain affordable, and higher teacher salaries do not drive student performance levels. The public is welcome to join the discussion. The League of Women Voters is dedicated to a non-partisan approach towards voter education and empowerment, and is open to women and men over the age of 16.Football, cheer signupsThe Englewood Cats are looking for football players and cheerleaders for the upcoming season. Children 5 to 15 can participate. Signups are being held at the Larry Nicol Field at Ann Dever Park, 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 26. Parents or guardians must bring an original birth certiÂ“cate, Â“nal report card from this past school year, and a current physical on a Pop Warner form. The organization is also looking for volunteers as well. Information and forms are available at www. englewoodcats.com.FatherÂs DayThe Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS 312 is hosting a FatherÂs Day dinner from 1-4 p.m. today at the post. It includes ham, potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert. Members of AMVETS Post 312 who are fathers will eat free; others are requested to pay a $10 donation per meal. The post is at 5070 Chancellor Blvd., North Port. For more information, call 941-429-5403.Camp teaches sailingRegistration is now open for youth ages 10-17 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA sailing camps at the Englewood Sailing Association Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. The camps provide supervised instruction in boat handling, safety, seamanship and environmental awareness, taught by adult U.S. Sailing certified instructors. The ability to swim is a prerequisite. Dates are June 18-22, and July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cost is $135, with a $10 discount for Y or ESA members. For more information, contact Laurie OÂGara at 908-310-7975 or visit englewoodsailing.org. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS
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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 ÂThe girls know the rule is you eat food at the table. My wife walked in and screamed ÂWhat are you doing?Â My daughter told her she was sprinkling fairy dust. Us adults looked at it as another mess to clean up, but my daughter, she didnÂt. She was being a fairy princess with no care in the world.ÂŽ As a business owner, Holloway said he understand the need for having a system in discipline and for raising his daughters. ÂIt makes perfect sense that in the business world you have a plan and strategies, so why wouldnÂt you do the same for your children?ÂŽ he said. ÂNow, my wife and I realize if our Â“rst reaction is yelling, we need to stop and think about it and realize it doesnÂt work. We need to refocus and ask our daughters Â„whatÂs wrong, whatÂs going on and whatÂs causing them to act out. By listening, we are learning their needs and how to correct the situation without threatening a time out.ÂŽ Listening to his children is exactly what David Greus learned during the Nurturing Dads class. ÂI feel one of the strongest things the instructors helped us with was understanding the importance of letting your children know that there is an open line of communication between you,ÂŽ Greus, 39, said of his children ages 3, 6 and 12. The right directionÂYou can still have successful parenting results and guide your children in the right direction, while still giving them a true feeling that, no matter their age, their voice matters in the household,ÂŽ he said. Both Greus and Holloway said they liked that instructors really helped the fathers in the group and there was time for interaction between the men. ÂWe went over different scenarios that happen in our household,ÂŽ Holloway said. ÂI donÂt have a 13-year-old daughter. Another dad talked about the things his daughter is experiencing. That was something I realized I had to prepare for. I went home and talked to my wife about it. It helped me understand what some of the next phases of our daughterÂs life may be and how to handle it.ÂŽ Holloway said he now talks to his daughters and tries to comfort them. Even after they have done something wrong, he will hold and hug them and talk softly and calmly while disciplining them. ÂMy wife will take them outside and away from the situation,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey go for a walk to calm down and take a deep breath. Then they talk about whatÂs bothering them. ItÂs challenging. IÂm still a student, I havenÂt mastered it. I would be lying if I said I did.ÂŽ Greus said he learned from how dads viewed things differently on similar issues. ÂI met fathers who had different personal experiences which allowed me to continue learning about parenting from a different perspective,ÂŽ he said. For 16 years, Jack Baker taught the Nurturing Dads class yielding 1,960 graduates. ÂWhatÂs amazing is to hear children come up during their dadÂs graduation and say, ÂMy dad doesnÂt yell anymore,ÂÂŽ Baker said. ÂSpouses and girlfriends speak up too. They can see a real change in how their partner stopped smacking or hitting their children. How they are coping better. How they are interacting with their kids and just being there more for them all.ÂŽ Greus said he would recommend the class to other dads. ÂYes, I absolutely would,ÂŽ he said. ÂIn fact, I would even take the class again because of the amount of interaction with other dads during the class.ÂŽNo false valuesDr. Thom Glaza also taught the class for 10 years. ÂThe one thing I saw was many men grew up believing corporal punishment is OK, and you can smack your kids,ÂŽ he said. ÂI got a lot of push back from dads would say, ÂLet us be parents. My dad used his belt on me and I turned out OK.Â Then I would remind some of them that they were court-ordered to come to the class. Then they were willing to take a new direction from the class.ÂŽ Glaza said very often parents falter when they create false values like ÂDo what I say not what I do.Â Children donÂt understand when a parent sends a mixed message. ÂHow can a parent say ÂdonÂt swearÂ and then the child hears their dad cuss,ÂŽ Glaza said. ÂWhen a dad says to his child, ÂDonÂt smokeÂ and then the dad smokes. If a child hears his dad tell the boss he doesnÂt feel well and then the dad goes fishing, itÂs a confusing message.ÂŽ Glaza said a childÂs job is to frustrate and create chaos as their brains arenÂt developed. ÂWhen a parent is screaming and fighting with their child, they are the one adding to the chaos and the child wins,ÂŽ Glaza said. ÂWhen you talk to the child and find out why they are acting out, you can work to correct the behavior. Frustration and impatience is a reaction you can control. And you donÂt have to react with violence. ÂItÂs amazing when children say their parent doesnÂt hit them anymore and a spouse says, ÂIÂve got my husband back. The dads read a letter they wrote to their family in the beginning and they all see the changes and itÂ meaningful. For some, itÂs a life change. ÂWe hear about them years later,ÂŽ Glaza said. ÂThere are no dry eyes at the Nurturing Dad graduations.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org DADFROM PAGE 1 ÂI got a lot of push back from dads would say, ÂLet us be parents. My dad used his belt on me and I turned out OK.Â Then I would remind some of them that they were court-ordered to come to the class. Then they were willing to a take new direction from the class.ÂŽ Â„ Dr. Thom Glaza, Nurturing Dads instructor ÂYou can still have successful parenting results and guide your children in the right direction, while still giving them a true feeling that, no matter their age, their voice matters in the household.ÂŽÂ„ David Greus, dad ÂWe both started implementing systems and protocols. We could see a transformation of the family.ÂŽÂ„ Phil Holloway, dad TIPS ON BEING A GREAT FATHER Establish family rules and stick to them. Establish policies and procedures for the family and practice them. Kneel at eye-level with children. Apologize to a child when you are wrong. Stop, drop and listen when get home from work and speak with your child. Be honest with your children. If a pet dies, explain it. DonÂt say it ran away. Put a magnet on refrigerator to remind father of goals and focus. Get with your partner and work on family rules and keep it simple. Relate to a childÂs feelings by saying ÂYou seem _______.ÂŽ Manage stress by going on family walk or bike ride. Check with mom. If your child said ÂMom said yes,ÂŽ make sure the child even spoke to his or her mom and find out what did she say. Create an inventory of parenting. Compare parenting styles with your partner. Talkaboutwhat works and doesnÂt work in disciplining and rewarding your children. Understand that parenting isnÂt easy and that silly mistakes are made at times.Â„ Jack Baker, Nurturing Dads instructor Â Â ÂÂ Â Â FROM PAGE ONE G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTA URANT FOR L UNCHFINE DININGGROCERIESWhen she says do I look good in this dress, you say yes. ThatÂs all IÂve got to say.ÂŽ And then this farmer from Missouri gave me a 6-foot, 2-inch hug and sent me off to the front of the church to marry his only daughter. I guess he assumed I was now fully prepared for a lifetime of marriage. I was younger then. I knew that unlike his generation, Janie and I were going to be a couple formed by equals. We made decisions together Â„ equally. John lived to be 90. True to his word, he never again gave me any advice about being married. Not when I let my kids run wild at his house and failed to properly discipline them. Not when I corrected my wife on some small matter in front of her parents. IÂm not the quickest learner, so it took me far too long to learn from the master. Too many needless arguments. John saw my mistakes and, in silence, watched me learn an important life lesson in my own sweet time. More than a decade after that steamy July afternoon, it started to sink in. I wondered why heÂd been so patient with me, so I asked him. ÂJohn, why didnÂt you tell me that your Âjust say yesÂ meant there were hundreds of small decisions I wouldnÂt really care about, but your daughter would, and I should just say Âyes?Â That I should save my arguing for the really big moments in our marriage instead of arguing about all the small stuff that doesnÂt matter?ÂŽ John came over to me and didnÂt say a word. Just put that big arm around me and once again hugged me close. This time I hugged him back. Together, father and son. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employeeowned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this ne wspaper. You can contact D avid at daviddr@ sun-herald.com.DAVIDFROM PAGE 1
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE Aurora Lee DobbsAurora Lee Dobbs, 38, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away June 11, 2018. She was born December 31, 1979 in Manassas, VA to Tom and Sylvia Dobbs. Aurora had Rett Syndrome and despite her disabilities, she lived a full life and was loved by many. Aurora loved school and attended Charlotte Harbor School (2002). She enjoyed music and spending time with people. She never forgot a face! Aurora liked watching TV, she liked to watch football with her Dad, but her favorite were Jackie Chan movies. She was a beautiful young woman with a pure soul and she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her parents, Tom and Sylvia Dobbs, her brother, Thomas (ÂTadÂ to Aurora) (Lisa) Dobbs, maternal grandfather, Silvio Chiudioni and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Jo Dobbs; uncles, Bill (Parker) Chiudioni and Tim (Anne) Dobbs; aunt, Diana McGahan; cousins, Jessica (Daniel) Killian, Michael (Claire) McGahan, Alexandra and Sean Dobbs, Christina (Steven) Dorsey, Lt Cmdr Nicholas (Jamie) Chiudioni, William J. Chiudioni, Jr, Erika Crawford and Stuart and Emily Beard. She was predeceased by her aunt, Laura Chiudioni, maternal grandmother, Lorraine Chiudioni and paternal grandfather Maurice T. Dobbs. There will be no public service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in memory of Aurora to www. rettsyndrome.org Please visit kays-ponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. KaysPonger & Uselton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Alice JepsenAlice Jepsen, age 81, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Hadley, Michigan, died Sunday, May 27, 2018. She was born August 16, 1936 in Ferndale, Michigan, to Ethro and Maggie (Holder) Loudermilk. Alice graduated from Lincoln High School of Ferndale, Mi in 1954 and married Karl Michael Jepsen on September 22, 1956, at St. RitaÂs Catholic Church in Detroit. Mrs. Jepsen worked as a homemaker and as a teller and switchboard operator for the Detroit Bank & Trust. When her children were older, Alice worked for 15 years at Lapeer Regional Hospital. After retiring, Mr. and Mrs. Jepsen moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, and also enjoyed spending time in Cheboygan, Michigan. AliceÂs conversion to Catholicism later in life profoundly impacted her spiritual and personal life. She was a faithful, devoted member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Florida. Mrs. Jepsen was a loyal supporter of U.S. Military charities, and enjoyed tending her beautiful Â”ower garden, but her true passion was oil painting. She was a talented and accomplished artist, painting in multiple genres including: portraits, landscapes, Â“gures, still life and interiors. Mrs. Jepsen was a member of the Punta Gorda Art Guild and even had some of her work displayed at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Alice is survived by her husband: Karl Jepsen of Port Charlotte; children: Michele (Rick) Tromble of Cheboygan, John (Kathy) Jepsen of Lapeer and Kelly (Mike) McGlashen of Ann Arbor; grandchildren: Jessica (Evan II) Robinson, Stephanie (Mike Mascolo) Tromble, Erin McGlashen, Anna McGlashen and Emma McGlashen; greatgrandchildren: Kylie Robinson, Abigail Robinson, Evan Robinson, III, Guy Hoke and Aubree Hoke; siblings: Walter (Rose) Loudermilk, JoAnn (Gene) Uhrynowski, David (Charlene) Loudermilk and John (Dana) Loudermilk; brothers-in-law: Walter (Sandy) Jepsen, John Gorman (Chris) Jepsen and Thomas (Cheri) Jepsen; and many many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ethro and Maggie Loudermilk; and brother: Jerry (Lola) Loudermilk. The Funeral Mass for Alice will be 11:00AM Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church, 814 West Nepessing St., Lapeer, Michigan 48446. The family will receive friends from 10-11AM Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the church. Father Doc Ortman will celebrate the funeral mass, followed immediately by a luncheon at Sandhill Farm, 3588 Merwin Rd., Lapeer. Everyone is welcome. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Kelley School, Lapeer, Michigan, Saint Vincent De Paul of Lapeer, Michigan, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 (www. WoundedWarriorProject. org). Condolences and memories may be shared at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, MI.Jahzwah O. JohnsonJahzwah O. Johnson, 38, of Naples, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. Jahzwah was born on Aug. 12, 1979, in New York, New York, to Cassell and Alma ÂClaireÂŽ Johnson. Jahzwah was a wonderful man who loved life to the fullest. He loved his music, reading and was known to be a practical joker. He loved his family, especially his children. He will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle ÂShellyÂŽ; his son, Jaedon Smith of Naples; three daughters, Ameena and Jahzaria Johnson both of Naples and Amia Schelm of Port Charlotte, Florida; his loving mother, Claire, of Port Charlotte; his sister, Charmine Boxhill of Atlanta, Georgia; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many other loved ones. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at United Evangelical Missionary Outreach in Port Charlotte. Entombment will follow to Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.Doris Elin SalayDoris Elin Salay of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home Cemetery & Crematory. Pay respects at www. charlottememorial.com.Amy Vinton WalfallAmy Vinton Walfall, 93, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice Inc. in Port Charlotte. Amy Vinton Walfall was born on May 14, 1925, in Preston, Oriente, Cuba, to Daniel and Louise Dennis. She grew up in Jamaica, West Indies, the home of her parents. In 1955 Amy married Byron Livingston Walfall and moved to New York City in 1959. They had two children, Michael and Grace. Amy was employed as a Registered Nurse in New York City for approximately 40 years, working in hospitals and clinics. Amy Walfall lived a beautiful and inspiring life, and we are assured that she is at peace. Amy was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She is survived by her son Michael; daughters Grace and Enid; grandchildren David, Demetria, Malik and Maya; great-grandchildren Jayden, Sabrina, Sophia, Avery and Stephen; sister Evelyn McKetty; nieces; nephews; other relatives; devoted caretaker Bucky; beloved friends; and colleagues. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., with a service to follow at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte. Interment will be held at a later date at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.James C. WaltonJames C. Walton, 90, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, to James and Fannie Walton. James spent two years with the Merchant Marines. He retired from IBM in Lexington, Kentucky, as a machinist. James married Joan in 1991, and they came to this area from Kentucky. He enjoyed working with Joan in her ofÂ“ce and was very active at Ft. Ogden Church of God. James will be remembered as a good father and husband. James will be greatly missed by his wife of 27 years, Joan; daughter, Linda (Lloyd) Tyson; sons, Steven (Diane) Walton, Mike Troxell, and Jimmy (Libby) Walton; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Â“rst wife, Ruth Virginia Walton; and second wife, Lillian Walton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, 4915 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356. There will be a memorial service at Fort Ogden Church of God for friends and family held at a later date. 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.Hudson WellsThe man, the myth, the legend, Hudson ÂHammerheadÂŽ Wells, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice House. Mr. Wells was born on April 7, 1938 in El Jobean, FL to Clynie and George Wells. He married the late Valora Ann (Edwards) Wells on July 25, 1959. Hudson owned and operated Hudson Wells Construction Company for over 30 years. His spare time was spent hunting and Â“shing with friends and family. He was notorious for swamp buggy rides, getting into a little trouble with the game warden, and for the whopping stories he could tell about his adventures. He loved his wife, Western movies, and a good game of horseshoes. He will be greatly missed. Hubba Hubba. Hudson is survived by his children, Sonja (Spencer) and Wesley; Â“ve grandchildren, Shailyn (Aaron), Shelby (Chris), Shawna, Chelsey, and Hunter; and 3 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Case, and Ezra. Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of HudsonÂs life at the PGI Civic Association, 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:30 AM.ENGLEWOOD John R. Gass Jr.John R. Gass Jr., 91, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Englewood, Florida. John was born on July 18, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, to John R. Gass and Alice I. (Allen) Gass. He was the oldest of four children. John was drafted into the Army, where he served his country during World War II stationed in the Philippines. Following the warÂs end, he attended college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, graduating in 1950. He immediately went on to earn an advanced degree in Hospital Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. John began his career in hospital administration at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Over the next 20 years he served as administrator for multiple hospitals throughout Indiana and Ohio. In 1974, John established Fort Myers Community Hospital. He then focused his energy and vision on opening the Englewood Community Hospital, which he did in 1985. In 1991, John retired from Englewood Community Hospital and from his successful career in hospital administration. John was always eager to share stories about his love for rescuing local animals and his passion for boating and Â“shing with all who would listen. We will always carry his memory in our hearts. He is survived by his three sisters, Nancy Campbell of Arizona, Mary (and Tom) Johnson of Michigan, and Margaret (and Richard) Wurst of Ohio; three children, daughter, Judy (and Kimm) Singer of Colorado, his sons David (and Linda) Gass of Florida, and John (and Karen) Gass III of Oregon; and 21 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Mathisen-Gass.Laura Pollikoff Kligerman SirotaLaura Pollikoff Kligerman Sirota, 95, passed away quietly in her sleep on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born in 1922 in New York City, New York, to Russian immigrants Abraham and Anna Polliakoff (nee Vornchuck). Laura graduated from Music and Art High School in New York City where she played the bassoon. She went to City College of New York and in her later years to Nassau Community College and C.W. Post where she obtained her B.A. degree and graduated magna cum laude in 1976. She was married to Max Kligerman in 1947 with whom she had two children, Andrew D. Kligerman of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Diane R. Schiff of Indianapolis, Indiana. After Max KligermanÂs passing in 1978, she met Leonard Sirota, whom she married in 1984, and who died in 1994. During her later years, she was great friends with Sam Kaplan who passed away in 2018. She always loved music and tennis and was a piano teacher for most of her married life. She was loved and adored by her four grandchildren, Michael and Jason Schiff and Anna and Alice Kligerman as well as her many friends in Florida. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 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 IEWPOINTCanada is not a backwater Need more domestic peace Living in Chicago: Well, who knew? Growing wolf isnÂt hungry Akins is all in for 17th District A violation of Constitution? Trump supporters arenÂt sheep DonÂt allow this in AmericaEditor: This letter is in response to a recent letter titled, ÂTrump putting America Â“rst.ÂŽ Let me inform you and others who live by TrumpÂs litany of made-up stories, Canada is not a backwater country. ItÂs hands have never been Âin AmericaÂs cookie jar,ÂŽ to quote the writer. Canadians are aware that TrumpÂs speeches are directed at his voting base, not to the informed. America is our largest trading partner, and if this should end, we will Â“nd other partners. Do Americans for one moment think that Canada will roll over and play dead in a trade war? Canadians at home and all over the world stand behind our prime minister. Six million Canadians own homes in America; the majority of these are second homes. Florida and Arizona are the two states who depend most on snowbird incomes from Canada. The Canadian dollar Â”owing north to south each year far outweigh funds going in the opposite direction. Canadians also fought and died alongside Americans in every major war, because we were allies at one time, with shared values. Canada will thrive because we enjoy a single-payer health care system from birth to death. Sixty percent of our population are college-educated. We use guns to hunt animals, not to kill people. We respect human rights, and focus on the content of your mind not skin color. Our prisons are humane. Immigrants are treated politely, because to quote our prime minister, Âthat is who we are.ÂŽ Barbara Miles North PortEditor: Those of you who have esteemed and pledged support for the former president must be very proud to know that he idolized the Castro brothers as honorable, trustworthy, talented, great leaders, great negotiators and loving people, while the rest of the world see them as maniacal and murdering dictators. There seems to be a memory loss for those pointing Â“ngers. World peace is of great importance for us all, no matter who instigates it, but domestic peace is something we should strive for each and every day. T. Lee Watson Port CharlotteEditor: A major column caught my attention in hope it would lead to a thoughtful discussion of this signiÂ“cant topic. (Single-member districts.) The Â“rst words, ÂThe Republican Party ÂƒÂŽ did not concern me. Several Republican commissioners have served responsibly. Shannon Staub and Jon Thaxton come to mind. But the next paragraph includes the negative hyperbole, fear-mongering words, ÂBut a Democrat-sponsored ballot initiative to change to Chicago-style ward districts could jeopardize all of that.ÂŽ The article repeats ÂChicago StyleÂŽ two more times. I think I get that! Right now, all commissioners run at large, having to campaign and run ads, mailers, etc., across the whole county, not just in North Port or Venice or unincorporated South County. That means they have more expense and so, as history proves, and is no surprise to readers, the current commissioners primary source of funding is from developers and related Â“nancial interests. Readers use, as I do, local districts and issues, when we vote in city elections where we live. Our congressional districts also require voters live in the district, not Naples or Jacksonville. Here we are in Chicago, and I didnÂt know it. After the Chicago reference, an all-too-familiar gambit in todayÂs politics, I looked to see who this writer-propagandist was and found he is the vice chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota. So much for neutral, thoughtful, commentary and analysis. More local control, less money, sounds like something Repubs, Dems and independents could support.Ed Martin VeniceEditor: A recent letter regarding Âfree pressÂŽ reminded me that it is one of the freedoms we are still able to enjoy, albeit sometimes abuse. This longtime reader is extremely grateful that the Sun continues to print editorials by journalists of high moral character like Charles Krauthammer, Carl Hiaasen and Leonard Pitts. They always Âtell it like it is,ÂŽ knowing that oftentimes the truth hurts. Most of us know what the deÂ“nition of the word ÂopinionsÂŽ is, although it may not be found in the dictionary. This reader has been blessed with people in my life who are good, intelligent, open-minded and can agree to disagree with civility and respect. How wonderful that we have each been given the gift of freedom of choice Â„ like the Cherokee proverb about the battle of two wolves inside us all: The wolf that wins? The one you feed!Joyce Robbins Port CharlotteEditor: Bill Akins. Who? A decorated veteran runs for the 17th District. With no money. What wild dream would possess this guy? He sold his possessions to Â“le. He actually began this impossible mission before the professional swamp knew what was happening. HeÂs the guy who had a dream of a wall honoring Vietnam vets. Made that work Âƒ hmm. Who would want to give up a comfortable retirement to swim in the D.C. swamp? Courage hasnÂt always got out of state lobbyist money. Why would lobbyists care about our 17th District? Our constituents will need big boy boots if the most money wins here. Again.Margaret P Nelson Port CharlotteEditor: Why does the Sarasota legislature feel itÂs all right to violate the establishment clause of ÂourÂŽ ConstitutionÂs First Amendment and fund religious (always Christian) churches to move a structure, refurbish, expand, etc.? I would hate to think ÂourÂŽ Constitution is not the law of the land, and their decision making is decided by their version of god whom they must place above ÂourÂŽ Constitution and all of our laws and all other religions. Is this what they mean when they pledge one nation under God? Oh, one other thing, your Bible quotes and preaching are out of this world, almost entertaining.Richard Stowell North PortEditor: In response to the letter calling Trump-supporters ÂsuckersÂŽ being inÂ”uenced by right-wing media propaganda, I say, where? Where is this right-wing media? Furthermore, it could be argued that ÂneverTrumpersÂŽ are inÂ”uenced by left wing media propaganda. The big question is this, which is more prevalent? LetÂs look. There are multiple studies that put the negative coverage of our president in the 90 percent range. Pew Research says Trump coverage is three times more negative than Obama. And the list goes on. IÂd also like to point out that Trump-supporters are not sheep being led around or blindly following. We are well informed and sick to death of the corruption of government caused by outside inÂ”uences like the media, lobbyists, big business, and bad international deals. We want a leader who loves and protects this country. And we want to stop supporting countries who donÂt need our help and those who hate us. Finally, it is just such a skewed opinion of Trumpsupporters that got him elected. Think about it.R. Earl Warren EnglewoodEditor: Only in America are we allowing our government to forcibly separate babies and young children from their parents. This awful practice is cruel, immoral and against all our democratic principles. Please do not let this happen in America.Doris Downing Port CharlotteItÂ’s time the men take center stageOUR POSITION: If not quite on par with MotherÂs Day, dadÂs day deserves its due too.MotherÂs Day entices all of the warm, fuzzy feelings we have for the mother in our life Â„ whether it is a birth mother, an adopted mother, a step-mother, a grandmother or the mother of a friend who treats you like one of your own. Why is that FatherÂs Day is overlooked by the vast majority as just another day on the calendar? According to the National Retail Federation, there are Â“ve reasons why FatherÂs Day isnÂt as big as MotherÂs Day. According to history.com, the Â“rst FatherÂs Day was celebrated in 1910 in the state of Washington, but the recognition didnÂt come easy. A West Virginia church sponsored the nationÂs Â“rst event in July 1908 explicitly in honor of fathers. It was a Sunday sermon, but it wasnÂt a joyous one. Instead, it was in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous DecemberÂs explosions at a coal mine in Monongah. It was a one-time commemoration. The next year, a Washington woman tried to establish an ofÂ“cial equivalent to MotherÂs Day for male parents. As one of six children raised by a widower, she had a strong interest in the recognition. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government ofÂ“cials to drum up support for her idea. She was successful. That year was 1910. It was not until 1972 Â„ 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made MotherÂs Day ofÂ“cial Â„ that FatherÂs Day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. The website stated that the campaign to celebrate the nationÂs fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm. One Â”orist commented it may have been because Âfathers havenÂt the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.ÂŽ Perhaps the reason the day isnÂt celebrated as much is because men think any sentimental gifts may put their man-card into question. Perhaps itÂs because the ÂtypicalÂŽ FatherÂs Day gifts of ties and key chains are a bit boring for todayÂs shopper, or simply because itÂs harder to buy dad a gift that he will truly appreciate. Since most dads work hard, just having an opportunity to spend time with their children is a gift in itself. Even if dad works close by, he may work long hours and, of course, there are always things around the house that need to be Â“xed or a yard that needs to be mowed, which means even more hours of work when they are home. Sadly, some of us may have been raised without a dad in our life. That Âman of the houseÂŽ role may have been Â“lled by our mom or another father Â“gure in the family, perhaps a stepfather, an uncle, a grandfather, or even an older brother. They, too, deserve to be remembered and honored, not because they helped bring you into this world, but because they have been there in the tough times when you needed someone more than mom. Today we honor you, the dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles and family friends who have stepped in to provide for, protect, and teach us. How could ever forget you? Why would we not want to celebrate you? You, too, deserve your own special day. Happy FatherÂs Day. SP20001Wanttomakeacomment,say thanks,giveapatonthebackto someone,getsomethingoffyour chest?Writealettertotheeditorand shareyourthoughtswith80,000 ofyourfriendsandneighbors.Submitlettersviae-mailto letters @ sun-herald.com ormailthemto 23170HarborviewRoad, CharlotteHarbor,Fla.,33980. TurntotheViewpointpage forletterguidelines andother information. ShareYourThoughts...
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 WEEK IN REVIEWVIEWPOINT What if God was one of us?Singer Joan Osborne famously asked that question in 1995. In her Grammy-nominated hit, ÂOne Of Us,ÂŽ she envisions the author of all creation as Âa slob like one of us, just a stranger on a bus trying to make his way home.ÂŽ The idea of eternity contained in mortality was controversial. But it turns out that envisioning God as Âone of usÂŽ is not at all uncommon. Indeed, our conceptions of God tend to be colored, perhaps inevitably, by our social afÂ“liations. So says a new study in which University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers tested 511 American Christians to see how they envision God. The one thing respondents agreed on was that God does not resemble MichelangeloÂs stern old white man with a Â”owing beard. Other than that, there was no consensus. African Americans saw a God with African-American features. Young people saw a younger God. Liberals saw a loving God with younger, more feminine features. Conservatives saw a God who was white, older and who radiated power. In other words, when we see God, we see ourselves and our values. But we may want to look again. Granted, the Christian Bible offers no description. It does, however, say that God is love. And it does obligate GodÂs people to love their neighbors. Consider that, then consider this: On the same day the study was reported, CNN. com ran a story about an undocumented immigrant from Honduras who says federal authorities grabbed her infant daughter from her as the baby was being breastfed. When the mother complained, she was handcuffed. It was just the latest outrage of the governmentÂs socalled Âzero toleranceÂŽ immigration policy, i.e., its decision to criminally prosecute every person who attempts to illegally cross the U.S. border. Until that decision last month, detainees primarily faced civil deportation hearings. Since that decision, hundreds of children have been separated from their parents. Some detainees say U.S. ofÂ“cials told them their children were being taken for baths, then stole them away. They say no one will tell them where their kids are. Toddlers are being left in an unknown land with strangers, crying for parents they cannot Â“nd. The emotional trauma America is inÂ”icting on these kids is incalculable. LetÂs be clear. No policy of any previous administration justiÂ“es this act of state-sponsored cruelty. No concern over border security excuses it. What our country is doing Â„ what we are doing Â„ is not Âwrong,ÂŽ it is not Âbad,ÂŽ it is not Âmisguided.ÂŽ No, this is evil Â„ a just-following-orders, look-the-other-way, notmy-fault species of moral putrefaction brought to you by the most ostentatiously Christian political party in one of the most noisily Christian nations on Earth. The hypocrisy of it reeks to, well, high heaven. After all, the research says we tend to see God as an idealized version of ourselves. But members of that ostentatiously Christian party should ask themselves: Would God really snatch a suckling baby from its motherÂs breast? And if the answer is No, does it not suggest that they have made a deity of their fears and animosities, reposed their faith in their own righteous anger? And heaven help the baby crying for her mother. Heaven help the political prisoner, the rape survivor, the exile, the broken and the abused, the Âleast of theseÂŽ who come to this nation of noisy faith, seeking sanctuary. And heaven help us, too. Because weÂve been arguing the wrong question. What if God were one of us? No. What if God were one of them? Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Readers may write to him via email at lpittsmiamiherald.com.The real question: What if God were one of them? Leonard Pitts I think I speak for many men when I say that being a father would be a lot easier if it came with an instruction booklet, preferably illustrated. ThereÂs lots of trial and error endeavors and adventures, and the good side of that is that it makes for some interesting stories to tell the grandkids, right? Sure, the dad is the one out there tinkering with the lawn mower in the garage, the one who teaches his children to throw a ball and catch a Â“sh, and thatÂs not a remark against mothers, as many of them can and do the very same thing. ItÂs a parental thing, and since this is FatherÂs Day, thatÂs what IÂm talking about. He also checks for monsters under the bed just before the lights get turned out. I felt safe as a little boy and never worried about that, but later in life thought, what if he did Â“nd a monster under there? I shouldÂve done that with my girls, and crawled halfway under there and started screaming, making monster noises, and pretending one had hold of me. Maybe not, now that I think of the possible consequences. Dad is the guy who controls the TV remote during football and NASCAR seasons, the one who keeps his family safe from snakes and spiders, and who gives everyone a pretty scenic tour when visiting new places because heÂd rather chop off his big toe and soak his foot in alcohol before stopping to ask for directions. HeÂs easy to buy for as well, and never seems to mind getting extra sets of sockets, ugly ties that he tries not to wear, and another bottle of cologne to add to his 47-bottle collection. The years begin to sneak by, and one day the dad is wondering why he canÂt relate to his teenage children who are suddenly strangers. Truth is, theyÂre doing what teenagers are supposed to do Â„ struggling to let go of childhood and navigate their way into adulthood, that strange, scary world that theyÂll have to reside in for the rest of their lives. And its a journey for all, for parents have to Â“nd a way to relate to their children as young adults. It can be a struggle, but those families who have good communication are rewarded with wonderful new relationships. Adjustments come for all, including the dad. He begins to realize that he canÂt do all the things he once did, and that heÂs waited too long to do some of the other things he was going to get around to someday. He may feel like a failure to himself and a disappointment to others, but he still has his pride and might feel challenged when well-meaning loved ones offer to help him do any number of things or encourage him to slow down and take it easy. Dad has his routines, his outlook, his easy chair, his habits (good and bad), and the notion that heÂs head of the family, though secretly, I think itÂs by common consent that itÂs a shared position. He slips comfortably and with great pride into the role of grandfather, gradually turning loose of some things so he can focus on these new little people that keep popping up in the family. And he loves that. He thinks back about his own father, remembering special times and ev ents, and if heÂs lucky, he can still hear his voice echoing among the memories. He wishes heÂd spent more time with his dad, and by the time heÂs a grandfather, wishes heÂd taken more time with his own children. The years wait for nobody, sweeping by and taking missed opportunities with them. ThereÂs no time like today to be a better dad or for you to spend more time with yours, if youÂre blessed enough to still have him. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 BIRTHDAYS Happy 77th birthday to Dolores on her special day, June 12. Happy 95th birthday to Lee Moore on her special day, June 20. 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 email@example.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. WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licensesÂ€ Scott Lewis Beutler of Flushing, Mich., and Renea Lynn Fletcher of Flushing, Mich. Â€ Phillip Wayne Morris of Port Charlotte, and Esther Rebecca Waller of Port Charlotte Â€ Rene Gerard Tanguay of Punta Gorda, and Jerry Wayne Helpingstine of Punta Gorda Â€ John Stevan Clemens of Punta Gorda, and Karen Eva Wise of Punta Gorda Â€ Sigrun Cora Barker of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Judith Ann Skibinski of Port Charlotte Â€ Kirstin Elizabeth Shep of Venice, and William Curtis Koche of Englewood Â€ Todd Isaac Richard of Punta Gorda, and Nancy Lynn Westphal of Punta Gorda Â€ Angela Kathleen Macken of Port Charlotte, and William Burdell Friddle of Port Charlotte Â€ Jessica Michelle Toth of Port Charlotte, and Robert Mark Ganzenmuller of Port Charlotte Â€ Christopher Jon Collins of Port Charlotte, and Nicole Angelique Noles of Port Charlotte Â€ James Ervin Thomas of Rotonda West, and Jodi Lynn Booterbaugh of Rotonda West Â€ Halli Elise Tower of Englewood, and David Kyle Joseph Johnson of Englewood Â€ James Alan Fawl of Punta Gorda, and Judith Orinda Jones of Punta Gorda Â€ Serhiy Vykhopen of North Port, and Oksana Kapkanova of North Port Â€ Gerald Edwin Leonti of Port Charlotte, and Alan Lee Tumey of Port Charlotte Â€ Miguel Angel Pomales Jr. of Port Charlotte, and Neysha Dellys Pacheco of Port Charlotte Â€ Amber Marie Corona Chavez of Port Charlotte, and Miguel Angel Saenz Villalobos of Port Charlotte Â€ Amanda Michelle Hutto of Port Charlotte, and Richard Allen Wylds II of Port Charlotte Â€ Jack Eaton Cutter of Port Charlotte, and Charlene Louise Grant of Port Charlotte Â€ Joachim Karl Seitz of Port Charlotte, and Brooke Ashley Sours of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorcesÂ€ Daniel Christian Caimi v. Audrey Judith Caimi Â€ Stephanie Campbell v. Michael Campbell Â€ Karrie R. Condrey v. Jack J. Brems Â€ George Cooks Jr. v. Arneaitha Cooks Â€ Deserie Lynn DÂAlessandroMacaluso v. Alexander Michael Macaluso Â€ Kathleen Fae Ford v. Charles Foster Ford Â€ Cynthia L. Gordon v. Gary K. Gordon Â€ David Roy Graham v. Patricia Ann Graham Â€ Lori A. Tetreault v. Paul J. Kornowski WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 110Â€ Bridge winners June 11: Linda Kopp, 5190; Tom Zinneman, 4280; Corlotta Crowell, 3190; Kathy Cimaglia, 2880.Charlotte Harbor Yacht ClubÂ€ Slam Bridge winners June 13: 1George Miller; 2-Beverlee Winslow; 3-Emine Sahin. Â€ Mahjong winners June 11: Jeri Schaller, Betty Albarran.Charlotte Square Condominium ComplexÂ€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners June 9: Joyce Weibel, 7130; Virginia Clayton, 5140; Mary Comerton, 5030; Trudy Riley, 4980.Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyÂ€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners June 7: 1-Bob Mohrbacher, Helen Sullivan; 2-Robert Hawes, Michael Breen; 3-Dave Johnson, Sharon Redmond. June 12: 1-Bill Vigneault, Warren Prince; 2-Diana Prince, Bob Mohrbacher; 3-Mary Chupak, Goran Hanson. Â€ Mahjong winners June 7: Table 1: Kathy Cimaglia, Doris Marlin; Table 2: Carole Drake; Table 3: Marie Devlin. June 12: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Doris Marlin; Table 2: Barb Polisar, Bea Oram; Table 3: Jan Gifford, Carol Berntsson; Table 4: Evelyn Kalmaer, Judy Spauge. Â€ Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners June 13: Bill Flammer, 14; Bob Sheehan, 13; Martha Bryant, 13; Bea Cook, 12; Lynn Davis, 12; Frank White, 12.Englewood ElksÂ€ Trivia Game winners June 12: 1-Eight Shades of Gray, $27 and Scorpions, $9.Kings GateÂ€ Monday Bridge winners June 11: 1-Anna Saxson, 4660; 2-Marla Johanson, 4630; 3-Bill Marsh, 4250; 4-Austin Comerton, 3800. Â€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners June 13: Gary Sblendorio, 1558; Rita Harkey, 1330. Â€ Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners June 8: Jan Howard, 1368; Kathy Garbowicz, 1339; Dennis Kiselyk, 1236.Kingsway Country ClubÂ€ Ladies Bridge winners June 8: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Carol Fisher. June 13: 1-Helen Christensen; 2-Judy Mau.Moose Lodge 2121Â€ Contract B ridge winners June 6: Jerry Shoemaker, 5730; Barb Allore, 5450; Joyce Weibel, 4920; Virginia Clayton, 4560. Â€ Euchre Card Game winners June 7: Tony Rottenbucher, 82; Bonnie M. Weithman, 73; Allan S. Weithman, 69; Nancy Cromley, 67; Connie Day, 65; Michael Robinson, 64.Port Charlotte Bridge ClubÂ€ Friday Bridge winners June 8: Trudy Riley, 3620; Harold Clark, 3470; Lila Jameson, 3420; Georgia Klemm, 3200.Twin Isles Country ClubÂ€ Duplicate Bridge winners June 13: 1-Susan Baird and Kathy Strayton; 2-Nancy Padgett and Barbara Clay. June 14: 1-Nancy Scheer and Lori Howard; 2-Katie Costello and Mary Lou Miller.North Port Senior CenterBridge winners June 11: 1st: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 2nd: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson; 3rd: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince. Want to add your group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. CHARLOTTE COUNTY Â„ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce will increase trafÂ“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: Â€ Edgewater Drive Top crash locations: Â€ S.R. 776/Sunnybrook Road Â€ Tamiami Trail/ Cochran Boulevard Â€ Tamiami Trail/ Conway Boulevard Â€ I-75 (Jones Loop Area) The Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office reported the following arrests: Â€ Stephanie Michelle Kilisz, 36, of Zolfo Springs. Charge: Driving while license revoked, possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: None. Â€ Kyle James Kupse, 22, 100 block of Siesta Rd., Rotonda West. Charge: Open carrying of weapons or firearms. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Joseph Jeremiah OÂBrien, 36, 4700 block of Theresa Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $8,000. Â€ Geoffrey Ryan Soucy, 34, 100 block of Danforth Dr., Port Charlotte. Charge: Out of county warrant. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Colt Frederick Porter, 21, 7500 block of Ebro Rd., Englewood. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $3,000. Â€ Megan Gray Rickard, 26, 400 block of Tam O Shanter Ln., Punta Gorda. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: None. 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. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Sometimes a kid just needs someone to talk to. And thatÂs exactly why Charlotte County SheriffÂs Deputy Richard Nelson joined Big Brothers Big Sister of the Sun Coast. ÂWith a lot of these children thatÂs what they need, just somebody to help them in their lives because sometimes they donÂt have that,ÂŽ Nelson said. This Saturday, there will be an opportunity for the community to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the Bowling for KidsÂ Sake fundraiser, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tr easure Lanes in Port Charlotte. Spots for additional bowling teams of families, friends and co-workers are still available. The event is the largest yearly fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Charlotte County, and helps support their oneon-one child mentoring programs. Those interested participating must form a six-person team and pay a $25 registration fee per team member. The registration cost includes two hours of bowling, shoes, games, and the chance to participate in a rafÂ”e auction. Each team is asked to raise additional money For Big Brothers Big Sisters by getting donations to sponsor their teams. ÂThe event raises funds for the Charlotte County ofÂ“ce and all the proceeds are put back into the programs here to expand the amount of kids that we serve,ÂŽ said Regional Director Melissa Nelson. ÂThis is not just about the bowling itÂs about the kids and helping the kids in our community get a positive mentor in their lives.ÂŽ Deputy Nelson, who has volunteered as a Big Brother mentor for six years, explained the work done by the organization. ÂI have a young child that I mentor in this community. We get together three times a month,ÂŽ Deputy Nelson said. ÂWe kind of cover all sorts of areas from school work to going places like sporting events and having a good time. ÂIt basically helps them mature and become great members of society to succeed in life. A mentor helps set goals and tries to talk and Â“gure out what they would like to do for a career,ÂŽ he added. Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers from the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce and local ofÂ“cers from the Florida Department of Corrections have already organized their own teams for the event. ÂMe and a few squad mates signed up and formed a team,ÂŽ said Deputy Nelson. ÂWe were excited when we heard that probation was also forming a team, a nice friendly competition is always a good thing.ÂŽBowling for KidsÂ Sake set for June 23By RORY LANESUN INTERNthe year to make end-ofyear purchases to try and make up the difference,ÂŽ he said in an email. This year, the end-ofyear savings will go to upgrade the agencyÂs Report Management System at a cost of $416,000. Along with the 40 new vehicles, the agency needs mobile laptop computers and 46 replacement laptops Âas the technology in many of our older ones will become obsolete and unable to perform the necessary functions,ÂŽ Prummell states in the budget memo. The agency will also Â“nish replacing the last of its older hand-held and hard-mount radios in preparation as the agency transitions to using the digital radio system, which was one of the countyÂs 2014 sales tax projects. In corrections, the budget increased by 6.9 percent. The new Â“scal year will represent phase two for the new jail inÂ“rmary. The building was complete in February and facilities staff expects to be Â“nished with their work next week, leaving jail staff to complete their setup before moving inmates over in July. The second phase will include hiring an additional 10 correctional deputies at a cost of $803,271. Charlotte County Commissioners Ken Doherty, Joe Tiseo, and Stephen R. Deutsch said they have not yet had time to review the sheriffÂs budget in depth. ÂI know the challenges the sheriff faces,ÂŽ said Commissioner Deutsch. ÂThe population is growing. His job is to keep us safe and secure. I havenÂt gotten into the nitty-gritty of the budget. In the past, IÂve challenged him, and weÂve compromised, but I think itÂs important we have the best possible law enforcement that we can.ÂŽ The sheriffÂs budget is funded by ad valorem taxes. It will be presented as part of the tentative budget in July.Email: email@example.com BUDGETFROM PAGE 1FROM PAGE ONEFatherÂs DayAMVETS Post 2000 Ladies Auxiliary hosts a FatherÂs Day lunch from 2-4 p.m. tonight. The menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable, roll and pies available. Fathers who are members of the post can eat for free and receive a gift. Donations of $8 are requested for the meal. The post is at 401 Ortiz Blvd., Warm Mineral Springs. For more information, call 941-429-1999.Fields to close for maintenanceNorth Charlotte Regional Park soccer Â“elds at 1185 OÂDonnell Blvd., Port Charlotte will be closed June and July for maintenance on the Â“elds. The soccer Â“elds at South County Regional Park, 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda will remain open. To reserve the Â“elds please contact Harold Avenue Park at 941-6271074. For information, contact Monty Rodriguez at Monty.Rodriguez@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov.Guardian Ad Litem child advocate orientationThe Florida Guardian Ad Litem program supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by the adults in their life. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in your community, attend a one-hour orientation at the GAL ofÂ“ce 18500 Murdock Circle, Bldg. B Suite 203, Port Charlotte. Orientations will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 4 and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Open to all full-time residents at least 21 years of age with 8 to 10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own schedule with staff support and free training. For more information or to sign up for orientation call, 941-613-3233.Charlotte Idol is backThe Charlotte Idol singing competition is back supported by Premier Sponsor SamÂs Club. Audition night is at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center (CPAC) in Punta Gorda with emcee Mike Riley. Spectator tickets are just $10. There will be snacks and beverages available for cash purchase the night of the event. Singers that qualify will have the opportunity to compete on finals night for a chance to win cash prizes. Finals night will be held on Saturday, July 14 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda and emceed by Jimmy Dean of Harborstyle Magazine. VIP tickets for the finals are $70 each and doors open at 5 p.m. VIP Tickets include dinner, special seating and pre-show entertainment. General admission tickets are available for $20 and doors for general admission will open at 6 p.m. with cash bar and snacks available for purchase in the concourse. For more information, contact Darcy Woods at Events@ CChomelesscoalition. org or by calling 941627-4313, ext. 134. Singers can register for $20 by emailing CharlotteIdolHC@gmail. com. All proceeds from this event will beneÂ“t the Homeless CoalitionÂs programs and services.Volunteers neededNorth PortÂs Meals on Wheels is growing and seeks volunteer drivers and kitchen assistants. It is moving into a larger facility and increasing its client base. Anyone interested can call Teddy Repose at 941-685-6969 or email npmealson firstname.lastname@example.org. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Â€ Diabetic Care Â€ Foot Pain Â€ Foot Surgery Â€ Heel Pain Same Day Appointments 941-613-1919 3191 Harbor Blvd. Unit D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 adno=50536314 COMPLETE FOOT CARE Dr. Michael Metyk Podiatric Surgery
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9 STATE NEWSCreepy and potentially dangerous crawlers are making their way up to Southwest Florida. Most new guinea flatworms are found in South Florida, but they have been spotted across Charlotte County over the last couple of years. Contact with the invasive flatworms could lead to viral infections like meningitis, according to researchers at the University of Florida. The worms are black on top, grey on the bottom and have a distinctive light-colored line down their back. In the last year and a half, three were reported in Hendry County, 58 in Collier County, 35 in Charlotte County and 199 in Lee County. If you spot a new guinea flatworm in your yard or plants, donÂt remove it, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Instead, boil water from 109 to 120 degrees and pour it on the plants or the area where the worm was found. The hot water should get rid of the flatworms without hurting plants. Or call the FWC at 863-648-3200.New guinea flatworms surface in SWFLBy KRISTI GROSS and KA THERINE VILORIAWINK NEWS SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOA new guinea atworm Judge sides with environmental groups that sued Florida Couple charged with pilfering from gum heiress Ex-cop gets 8 years for not telling girlfriend he has HIV Florida: Put lawsuit over early voting sites on hold Accident in Mississippi leads to suspect wanted in 4 states Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plantTALLAHASSEE (AP) Â„ A Florida judge agrees with environmentalists that lawmakers didnÂt follow the wishes of voters who overwhelmingly approved a land preservation proposal. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled from the bench Friday that the state was using money voters dedicated to conservation land purchases and their management for other purposes. The ruling came before a scheduled July trial. In 2014, 75 percent of voters supported a constitutional amendment to dedicate 33 percent of an existing real estate tax for land preservation, or roughly a billion dollars a year. Several environmental groups joined together to sue the state, claiming that it was using money on state agency operations and salaries instead of land acquisition. ODESSA, Fla. (AP) Â„ After a year of investigating, Florida authorities have arrested two people on charges that they bilked a 69-year-old chewing gum heiress out of nearly $500,000. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Â„ A former Florida police ofÂ“cer received an eight-year prison sentence for failing to tell a sexual partner he is HIV-positive. The Palm Beach Post reports that 41-year-old Ervans Saintclair apologized to the victim before he was sentenced Friday, saying he had made Âsome bad choices and because of those choices, I am here.ÂŽ The former Greenacres ofÂ“cer was convicted in April of uninformed HIV sexual intercourse, a felony under Florida law that carries a possible 30-year sentence. The victim testiÂ“ed she and Saintclair had a sexual TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Â„ Florida is asking a federal judge to put on hold a lawsuit that challenges a state decision to ban college campuses as early voting sites. The League of Women Voters of Florida and several college students in May sued Secretary of State Ken Detzner in federal court. Attorneys for Detzner on Friday argued in a court Â“ling that the lawsuit belongs in state court. They asked U.S. Judge Mark Walker to either place a stay on the lawsuit or dismiss it completely. Detzner in 2014 told ofÂ“cials in Gainesville that they could not use the University of Florida student union as an early voting location. He said the early voting law does not allow it. The state does allow voting on college campuses during Election Day. The lawsuit contends that Detzner is misinterpreting the law. KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) Â„ A couple linked to a string of robberies and carjackings in Florida and other crimes in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois has been found in Mississippi after a car wreck. Kosciusko police thought they were responding to a simple accident Wednesday night but found it was more than that. Chief Herbert Drew tells The Clarion Ledger there was no tag on the car. Further investigation found the car had been stolen in Arkansas. Then, Drew says, police began getting related alerts to look out for suspects Lessie Earl Proctor and Annastasia Coenen. Coenen was hurt in the wreck and taken to an area hospital. Authorities found Proctor early Thursday. He faces charges including possession of stolen property and weapon possession by a felon. Drew says Coenen has not been charged. JACKSONVILLE (AP) Â„ Two cooling towers Â„ both well over the length of a football Â“eld Â„ came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. The identical, 462-foot towers were imploded at St. Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville. After counting backward to one, a large blast sent the towers to the ground amid wild cheers. A huge cloud of smoke and dust plumed out and engulfed nearby trees. Jacksonville Electric Authority and Florida Power & Light contracted Total Wrecking & Environmental to handle the implosion of the cooling towers and demolition of the power park for $14.5 million. The project is expected to be completed in April 2020. They were the second tallest cooling towers to be imploded in the world, Total Wrecking & Environmental said. Preparation took about 10 weeks for the implosion. It was over in just more than 10 seconds. More than 1,500 pounds of dynamite and 12,000 linear feet of detonation were used. The St. Johns River Power Park, a 1,264-megawatt, coalÂ“red electric plant, was closed in January. | HEADLINES AROUND THE STATErelationship between 2009 and 2013. A doctor testiÂ“ed Saintclair had been told in 2007 he is HIV positive. The victim is not HIV positive. SaintclairÂs ex-wife had reported him to authorities and provided them with names of other women heÂd had sex with. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Barbara DiCioccio and Chet Ragsdale worked for 69-year-old Helen Rich, the heiress to the Wrigley gum fortune. OfÂ“cials say DiCioccio and Ragsdale siphoned thousands of dollars from their wealthy employer who had promoted them from housekeeper and ranch hand. The documents lay out how 52-year-old DiCioccio and 45-year-old Ragsdale took on increasing responsibilities and used an array of schemes to pilfer from her. When she discovered Â“nancial improprieties in January 2017, Rich took the discovery to the Florida Attorney GeneralÂs OfÂ“ce of Statewide Prosecution, which requested help from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION VIA APTwo 464-foot-tall cooling towers of the St. Johns River Power Park on Jacksonville, FloridaÂs Northside are simultaneously imploded Saturday. ItÂs important to know who to trust with your familyÂs health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized with the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Â€ 941.629.1181 Â€ FawcettHospital.com adno=50536901
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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Start your day with the Crossword Puzzle Mon. Sat. in the Classifieds N E W S U N A D A R N E W S U N A D A R Your source for fishing,boating and outdoor newsevery Thursday only in your Sun newspaper NORTH PORT Â„ Area Atlanta Braves fans, and people from hundreds of miles away, had an opportunity Saturday to put a deposit down on season tickets. The ticket event was held at the George Mullen Activity Center in North Port and featured music, face painting, food, rafÂ”es and other family activities. ÂThis is a deposit party,ÂŽ said Mike Dunn, vice president of operations for the Atlanta Braves Florida division. ÂThe public can put a deposit down on season tickets for training season and other events. They can also put in for a lottery on seats.ÂŽ Dunn said the Braves expected to sell between 300-400 seats at the event. With each deposit, buyers received a Chipper Jones replica jersey. The deposits are being made in preparation for the opening of the new Atlanta Braves Spring Training complex at the West Villages in North Port, which is expected to open in April 2019. The facility wonÂt just be for the Braves to use for training, though. Dunn said the complex will host concerts, family events and other shows, which will bring lots of entertainment to the region. Jackie and Perry Revell, of McDonough, Georgia, were among those putting their deposits down on tickets. Perry is working on the construction of the new complex, and Jackie said she is excited not only to see the Braves, but for the other events the stadium will hold. ÂThere isnÂt a bad seat in the place,ÂŽ said Perry. Still, he and Jackie both said they hope to get a seat behind home plate for watching Braves games. Jackie said she has been a BravesÂ fan for more than 50 years, and sheÂs excited for the team to be playing in North Port. Martin Black, chairman of West Villages in North Port, said the turnout at the deposit party was phenomenal. ÂTo go from everyone saying ÂOh, itÂs not going to happen. They wonÂt come hereÂ to this is just incredible,ÂŽ Black said. ÂI am absolutely thrilled at the turnout. Aside from people being interested in the Braves, I am impressed with the BravesÂ charitable nature. They are already getting engaged in the community, so to see the community turn out for them is just great.ÂŽ Mary Dougherty, executive director of Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, said that the new complex will have a great economic impact on the community. ÂThis is a game-changer for this area. It will bring in jobs and provide an economic boost,ÂŽ Dougherty said. ÂAnd itÂs amazing to see this many people out here, enjoying the sport, and having fun.ÂŽ Maureen Watts, assistant director of Charlotte Technical College, echoed DoughertyÂs thoughts. ÂI am excited that we now have a National League right here. I watched the Braves when that was all TBS would show, and I have always enjoyed them,ÂŽ Watts said. Martin Meddaugh of Punta Gorda also attended the deposit event and, like Watts, he watched the Braves on TBS, too. ÂI have been a fan since I was a kid,ÂŽ he said. Meddaugh grew up in Georgia and he has always rooted for the home team. ÂI have always felt a connection with them, and I remember attending games as a kid,ÂŽ Meddaugh said. Even though he is already a season ticket holder, he attended the deposit party to have fun and be around other BravesÂ fans. Meddaugh has a Âman-caveÂŽ at home, Â“lled with Braves memorabilia, including a home plate and pendant from Turner Field, where the Braves played. ÂI am excited about the new complex, and I think itÂs worth the wait. This is going to be really good for North Port,ÂŽ Meddaugh said. Aside from the economic boost, Dunn added another reason many people in the area are excited about the Braves moving their spring training complex to North Port. ÂBaseball is fun. ItÂs just a lot of fun,ÂŽ Dunn said. OfÂ“cial numbers on how many seats were sold were not immediately available. Region residents line up for Braves seatsBy ANGEL ALBRINGSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYAPenny Wiza and Harry Witt were part of the entertainment provided by the Atlanta Braves organization Saturday. Jess Turner and her brother Tom Faust wear the Braves shirts that came with the ticket purchase. North Port resident Howard Bearse was rst in line at 6:50 a.m. at the George Mullen Activity Center to purchase season tickets for the Atlanta Braves. Fund your summer adventures! Use it for anything you need. Borrow up to $3,000 for as low as 7.9% APR* and take up to 11 months to repay.Available until Aug. 1 2018.*APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Must qualify for oer. 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HereÂs a creepy story for you. Not long ago, I sold a home for a British gentleman weÂll call John Smith. The day after closing, John Â”ew back home to the UK. He was expecting a few documents to be mailed to the home I had just sold for him. I told John to forward his mail to my address for a few weeks after the close. He did. I opened his mail, scanned the documents, and emailed them to John. End of story? A few weeks ago, I switched our auto insurance to a new company. There was a hiccup. The insurance underwriter expressed concern that we under-reported the number of drivers living in our home. Huh? Somehow, they knew there was a guy named John Smith who was receiving mail at our address. From that, they assumed John lived in our home. We cleared that up. But, wow! How did my insurance company know that John Smith has been receiving mail in my mailbox? The only parties that should have been aware of this were John, myself, and the Post OfÂ“ce. So, I did some digging. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been expanding a service they call ÂInformed Delivery.ÂŽ Residents can sign up to receive email and text notiÂ“cations that provide details about the mail that is in route to their mailboxes. This is made possible by automated scanners that digitize information about your mail including the addressee, the sender, and the delivery date. I see the beneÂ“ts of ÂInformed Delivery.ÂŽ I see the dark side, too. How did my insurance company know that my mail carrier was putting mail in my mailbox addressed to John Smith? Again, other than John and me, the only other entity who knew this was the USPS. The only logical answer to how my insurance company knows John Smith was receiving mail in my mailbox is that the post ofÂ“ce sold them that information. Reading the USPS privacy statement, it states that this data can be shared with other entities who may have Â“nancial, legal, or other interests. The privacy statement also states that this is an Opt-In situation. Well, I never opted in. I didnÂt even know the ÂserviceÂŽ existed until this chain of events lead me to research it. Now, hereÂs the really creepy ending. Could a health insurance provider refuse to insure you because they have access to a postal database that shows you are receiving routine mails from an Oncology center? And how long will it take until this database is hacked? Â€ Â€ Â€ Question: I think that sometimes it is smart for owners to make needed changes before marketing the property, like replacing an old roof that obviously needs it. That way the cost could be included in the buyersÂ mortgage so that the buyers wonÂt be forced to pay for it out of pocket, after the purchase. Maybe you would like to share this with your other readers. Answer: Yes, thank you. For most homes, the roof replacement is the costliest component of home maintenance. The HVAC is second. I have been involved in home sales where the underwriter required the replacement of a roof because they deemed it to be near the end of its life-cycle. The lender would not close on the sale until the replacement was completed. TodayÂs buyers are well-educated and appreciate the value of a new roof. But it is questionable as to how much of the replacement cost you will recoup in the sales price. Unless you are upgrading, for example to a metal roof, the buyer is likely to view much of the cost as a routine-maintenance/ repair item. If you do Â“nd a buyer willing to inÂ”ate the sales price to cover the new roof, you may face another hurdle. Yearto-date, in Charlotte County, 61 percent of SF home sales were lender-Â“nanced. If you plan on increasing your list price to cover the roof replacement, you should know it is very unlikely that the lenderÂs appraiser will credit your home that much in additional value. I donÂt want to underplay the value of a new roof, especially when combined with a newer HVAC system. ThereÂs no doubt that these will help you sell your home quicker, and for more money. The point I am emphasizing is that you should not expect to recoup all the money you put into these items. 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.Guess whoÂs watching you BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 3099 Sean Road, North Port 409 Tortuga Drive, Nokomis 3081 Rivershore Lane, Port Charlotte Address: 3099 Sean Road, North Port, FL 34288 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2016 List Price: $229,900 LP/SqFt: $161.11 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,427 Total Acreage: .28 Pool: Yes Location: North Port Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Florida Realty/Bruce Henry, 941-628-3200 409 Tortuga Drive, Nokomis, FL 34275 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2002 List Price: $425,000 LP/SqFt: $246.52 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,724 Total Acreage: 10,889 sq. ft. Pool: Yes Location: Nokomis Listing Agent/ Brokerage: RE/ MAX Platinum Realty, Sandi Tresh, 941-586-1218 Address: 3081 Rivershore Lane, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 1999 List Price: $739,000 LP/SqFt: $205 Garage/Carport: 2.5 + Beds: 4 Baths: 4.5 Sq Ft Heated: 3,606 Total Acreage: 1.04 Pool: Heated Pool/ Spa Location: Riverwood Golf/ Gated/Lifestyle Community on the Myakka River Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Riverwood Realty, 941-743-9663 ext 200 OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018 BUYING A FORCLOSED HOMEMASTERING THE ART OF COOKINGA TASTE OF SUCCESS Six steps to buying a forclosed home. Seepage 4. Masterchef Junior Cooking Classes every Saturday from now until July 14 at Morgan Family Community Center. Seepage 10. Sons of Italy award annual scholarship. Seepage 12.
Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 A shortage of homes for sale in the U.S. gives sellers the advantage in most housing markets. But many sellers donÂt realize that getting rid of their house likely will cost them thousands of dollars. Real estate commissions and other fees can eat up about 10 percent of the sale price of the home. Some expenses are negotiable and Â”uctuate with the real estate market. But sellers should expect to pay part of the costs in the transaction and avoid sticker shock at closing time. Here are the major costs of selling a house:RealtorÂs commissionThe real estate commission is usually the biggest fee a seller pays Â„ 5 percent to 6 percent of the sale price. So, if you sell your house for $250,000, you could end up paying $15,000 in commissions. The commission is split between the sellerÂs real estate agent and the buyerÂs agent. Many homeowners try to avoid these high fees by offering their home as for-sale-by-owner (FSBO). If you do that, be prepared to assume the duties of a real estate agent, including showing the place to prospective buyers, negotiating, hiring a lawyer to draw up the contract, and taking care of the transfer of title.Home repairsIf youÂre thinking about selling your home, itÂs likely there are a few things you could do to enhance the appeal of your place and maybe raise its value. If youÂve been putting off sprucing up the exterior of your property, painting the inside, repairing a staircase or a leaky faucet, nowÂs the time to make those changes. Also, if the buyerÂs home inspector Â“nds problems, such as a leaky roof or bad plumbing, you might have to pay to Â“x those, as well. Big repairs can set you back Â“nancially, so be prepared for them before you decide to sell, especially if you expect a problem with your home passing inspection.Staging the homeBuyers like to have a clear picture of what the house could look like after they move in. Hiring a professional to stage your home might pay off. Stagers do whatÂs necessary to enhance a homeÂs best features, downplay its worst features and help prospective buyers imagine themselves living there. They rearrange furniture and accessories, declutter and depersonalize the home. They may even repurpose a room in a way you never would have imagined. The cost of a professional stager varies according to the size of the home, the extent of the work, the length of time the house is on the market and other factors. Expect to spend several hundred dollars, at minimum, and possibly thousands if you need a professional stager.Keeping the water and AC onIf you plan to move out before you sell your home, youÂll want to continue to pay for water and electr icity. A home without air conditioning/ heat and lighting can be very difÂ“cult to show to buyers. Your current bills will give you an idea how much it will cost each month to leave on the utilities until a new buyer takes over. Mortgage payoffThe proceeds of your home sale will be used to pay off your mortgage, but itÂs li kely that the payoff amount on your mortgage statement is a little less than what you actually owe. YouÂll likely have to add prorated interest youÂve accrued to the total balance. Additionally, your lender may penalize you if you have a prepayment penalty associated with your mortgage. Selling one house and buying another? Use our calculator to determine how much house you can afford.Closing costs and additional feesWhile the closing costs to sell a house are typically the responsibility of the buyer, donÂt be surprised if you are asked to foot the bill, especially if you are trying to sell your home in a buyerÂs market (one which has a lot of homes for sale). Some of these costs may include homeowners association fees, property taxes, attorney fees, transfer taxes and title insurance. You also may be asked to pay an escrow fee, a brokerage fee and a courier fee. Altogether, closing costs can range from 2 to 4 percent of the selling price. Many of these fees are negotiable, and itÂs unlikely that a seller will be responsible for all of these. Still, it helps to be prepared.How much it costs to sell a houseBy BRIDGET SIELICKIBANKRATE.COM SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOMany sellers donÂt realize that getting rid of their house likely will cost them thousands of dollars. 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Page 16 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 Buying a foreclosed home is not like the typical home purchase. In many cases: Only one real estate agent is involved. The seller wants a preapproval letter from a lender before accepting an offer. There is little, if any, room for negotiation. The home is sold as-is, and itÂs up to the buyer to pay for repairs. On the upside, most bank-owned homes are vacant, which can speed up the process of moving in. ÂBuying a foreclosure is deÂ“nitely a bit of a grind. ItÂs not easy,ÂŽ says Robert Jensen, broker and president of the Rob Jensen Co. in Las Vegas. ÂYouÂre getting fantastic pricing, but sometimes it takes going through a lot of houses and writing a lot of offers to get the home you want.ÂŽFind a real estate broker and a lenderThe Â“rst two steps for buying a foreclosure should be taken at the same time. While youÂre looking for a real estate broker who works directly with banks that own foreclosed homes, get a preapproval letter from a lender. Elaine Zimmerman, a real estate investor and author, recommends that shoppers Â“rst visit any site with a database of foreclosed homes. You also could look at a local real estate website that lets you Â“lter the results to see only foreclosures. You might Â“nd the acronym REO, which means Âreal estate owned.ÂŽ This signiÂ“es that the property has been foreclosed on and the lender now owns it and is selling it.Get a broker on your sideThe goal of combing through foreclosure listings is not to Â“nd a house; itÂs to Â“nd an agent. Banks usually hire real estate brokers to handle their REO properties. In many cases, the buyer works directly with the bankÂs broker instead of using a buyerÂs agent. That way, the commission doesnÂt have to be split between two brokers. ÂA lot of these Realtors have a long-term relationship with these banks, and they know of listings that havenÂt even come on the list yet,ÂŽ Zimmerman says. ÂCall them about the listings that youÂre interested in, but also ask them about listings that may be coming up because sometimes it may take a day or two or even a week before a listing actually comes onto the database.ÂŽ In places where thousands of foreclosed properties are for sale, you might not get much attention from overloaded agents. To prove that youÂre serious about buying, says Jensen, ÂRight before or after you meet with the agent, meet with the lender.ÂŽGet a preapp roval letterUnless you plan to pay cash, youÂll need a recent preapproval letter from a lender. The letter will detail how much money you can borrow, based on the lenderÂs assessment of your credit score and income. ÂThe problem is, buyers want to Â“nd the house Â“rst, and then they think theyÂll work out the Â“nancing,ÂŽ Jensen says. ÂBut the problem is, the really good deals on these bank-owned, they go quick Â„ and the buyer doesnÂt necessarily have time to try to work out the Â“nancing afterward. They need to work that out Â“rst.ÂŽ Zimmerman says some Â“rst-time buyers make the mistake of assuming that the bank selling the home will also Â“nance the mortgage as part of the deal. ÂDonÂt expect to get Â“nancing from the bank that foreclosed on it,ÂŽ she says. ÂThatÂs a totally separate transaction, and they view it that way. The people in the (bankÂs) REO department are not loan ofÂ“cers. They are getting rid of bad assets.ÂŽLook at ÂcompsÂ before making an offerThereÂs no rule of thumb on what the bankÂs bottom line is on price. Just as with any other real estate purchase, you have to look at the recent sales prices of comparable properties, or Âcomps.ÂŽ ÂYou really have to look at the comps in todayÂs current market conditions and write a competitive offer based on that,ÂŽ says Jensen. ÂSometimes the bank prices the homes really low, and the home will have multiple offers over list price within hours. ÂSometimes itÂs priced too high, and you can come in lower. A lot of times, buyers will come to me and say, ÂWe want to write offers for half price.Â It just doesnÂt work that way.ÂŽBid the higher price if homes are selling quicklyKeep in mind that foreclosed houses generally are sold as-is. That means that you shouldnÂt expect to get a discount to compensate for repairs. Jensen says: ÂLetÂs say the house is listed for $200,000, all the comps are $200,000, and so the client comes in and says, ÂHey, look, I want to buy this house but IÂve got to do paint, carpet and Â“x some mold damage, so I want to take $15,000 off the price.Â You know what? All the other ones were in the same condition, and they sold for $200,000.ÂŽ Jensen further advises Â“nding out how quickly comparable houses are selling. With foreclosures, a 3,500-square-foot house with a pool in a gated community might sell within days or hours, but more modest homes might sit on the market for weeks. Or vice versa, depending on market conditions. If the foreclosed homes youÂre looking at are selling swiftly, Âthe best advice on a bank-owned property is to come in at your highest and best, unless the property has been sitting on the market forever with no activity,ÂŽ Jensen says. ÂIf youÂre going to be upset because you would have gone $5,000 more but you lost the property, just bid the higher price in the Â“rst place.ÂŽFind tradespeople who can assess, repair damageBecause repairs are almost inevitable with foreclosed houses, Jensen and Zimmerman recommend getting to know tradespeople who can assess and repair damage from pests, mold and leaks. Zimmerman says you should assume that the air conditioning needs to be Â“xed, and possibly the heating system, too. It all sounds daunting. 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The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 can adjust your account. This will not only better protect you, it will also lower your mortgage payments. 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, Florida. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter at @GarySingerLaw.INSURANCEFROM PAGE 3 College is over, but you still have to do the kind of math that matters. Like: How am I supposed to save $50,000 for a down payment on a house? If this question sends you into a shame spiral, making you second-guess your career, the city you live in and the jacket you bought yesterday, stop right there. You donÂt need to save 20 percent of a homeÂs value for a down payment. Yes, it could lead to a cheaper mortgage payment or lower interest rate. But many federal, state and local programs will let you buy a house with less down, or help you pay for the down payment outright. Here are your options Â„ and how to decide whatÂs best for you.First-time homebuyer programsYou may not know it, but there are tons of Â“rst-time homebuyer programs that can make homeownership more affordable. State and local governments invest in them because high rates of homeownership can mean more stability in a community, and more accumulated wealth for local families, says Marietta Rodriguez, interim senior vice president for national initiatives at the nonproÂ“t NeighborWorks America. Daria Victorov, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner at Abacus Wealth Partners in San Mateo, California, is buying a home this way. After applying for about 10 properties in San FranciscoÂs affordable housing lottery, Victorov won the chance to buy a one-bedroom apartment. Since she makes less than the programÂs income cap Â„ which for 2018 is about $83,000 per year Â„ she was able to put 10 percent down, get a 30-year, Â“xed-rate mortgage at 3.4 percent, and pay about half the amount the unit is worth, she estimates. Take advantage of your cityÂs or stateÂs generosity. Look up local programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website. You can also go directly to your stateÂs housing Â“nance agency, Rodriguez says, and ask about resources. The National Council of State Housing Agencies has a handy list of agencies to contact. Look into national programs, too. A loan through the Federal Housing Administration lets you put 3.5 percent down, for instance (some banks and traditional lenders also have lowdown-payment options). These may require you to pay extra mortgage insurance each month; use a mortgage calculator to see how much it would cost. Buying could still make sense for you, and the insurance may be able to come off your loan eventually.When to go for itJust because you can buy a home with 3.5 percent down doesnÂt mean you should. Buying your own place is a big commitment, so follow the golden rules of homebuying no matter how large a down payment youÂre planning to make. Consider buying when: Â€ You plan to live in the same place for Â“ve years or more. Â€ You wonÂt clean out your savings to pay for the down payment and closing costs. YouÂll still need money left over for maintenance, repairs and nonhousing emergency expenses. Â€ Your credit score is in good shape. A score of 720 or above in the FICO scoring model will get you the best chance at qualifying for a loan, and the lowest interest rates. Some loan programs, though, like the Federal Housing AdministrationÂs, donÂt require such high scores. Even if homeownership may be closer than you thought, renting is not a dirty word. Until you know where you want to put down roots, you can keep saving and enjoying the freedom of asking your landlord to repair things. But when the time comes to buy, know thereÂs help out there. ÂAsk BriannaÂŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. IÂm here to help you manage your money, Â“nd a job and pay off student loans Â„ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@ nerdwallet.com. This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal Â“nance website NerdWallet.DonÂt let a down payment scare you offBy BRIANNA MCGURRANNERDWALLET AP PHOTOA yer lists the price of a home for sale in San Jose, California. Find it in the Classifieds adno=50537137
Page 18 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 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 C7400891 Sold 22302 VICK ST #113 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 931 $64,999 Community $64,999 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 6/7/2018 69.82 1 C7247623 Sold 22441 WESTCHESTER BLVD #1500E 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 960 $75,000 None $73,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 76.04 0.97 C7251346 Sold 4045 COUNTRY MEADOWS BLVD #5 33980 PUNTA GORDA 850 $82,900 None $72,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 84.7 1 0.87 C7400051 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #L101 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 964 $86,900 Community $85,000 2 2 0 1983 Condominium Conventi onal 6/11/2018 88.17 0.98 C7400588 Sold 631 FLORAL LN 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1011 $92,900 None $100,000 3 1 0 1958 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/2018 83 .68 1.08 C7400218 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #431 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $96,900 Private, Community $92,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventio nal 6/8/2018 0.95 D5923795 Sold 3283 ELKCAM BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1306 $100,000 None $94,050 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/2018 47.6 0.94 C7249236 Sold 3300 LOVELAND BLVD #2501 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1070 $101,900 Community $101,900 2 2 0 1992 Condominium Cash 6/11/2 018 95.23 1 C7250228 Sold 3082 IVERSON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 931 $105,000 Private $100,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 6/12/2 018 58.75 0.95 C7243141 Sold 1479 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #2204 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1250 $105,000 Community $85,050 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 6/8/20 18 68.04 0.81 D6100151 Sold 21472 HOLDERN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1006 $119,900 None $122,000 2 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/201 8 97.13 1.02 C7400604 Sold 1317 YATES ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1128 $120,000 None $120,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 12/2018 1 C7249903 Sold 18561 EBB AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1278 $124,900 None $122,500 2 1 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 8/2018 77.24 0.98 A4401890 Sold 545 LEACH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 704 $128,900 None $128,900 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/2018 183.1 1 C7401023 Sold 26461 EXPLORER RD #C 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1154 $129,900 None $124,900 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Cash 6/7/2018 108.23 0. 96 C7249940 Sold 4493 WYNKOOP CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1460 $134,500 None $120,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 6/12/20 18 55.43 0.89 C7251395 Sold 3536 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1092 $140,000 Private $140,000 2 2 0 1967 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/20 18 76.25 1 D5923372 Sold 206 PINE HOLLOW DR #206 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1112 $144,900 Community $137,000 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Conventional 6/12 /2018 111.2 0.95 N6100230 Sold 4127 CORVETTE LN 34287 NORTH PORT 912 $149,900 Private $153,000 2 1 0 1983 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/2018 1 11.52 1.02 C7249816 Sold 1361 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1406 $149,900 None $145,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/2018 77.46 0.97 C7400557 Sold 2080 WILLOW HAMMOCK CIR #306 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1293 $152,900 Community $149,000 3 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 6/13/ 2018 0.97 D5921491 Sold 2340 ABSCOTT ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1532 $154,900 None $150,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 6/13/2018 63.45 0.97 C7242731 Sold 1293 YATES ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1513 $155,490 None $158,490 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/2018 1 04.75 1.02 N5916571 Sold 6370 SOONER ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1522 $158,500 None $150,000 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 82.3 7 0.95 N5917142 Sold 1078 SANGER ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1391 $159,900 None $157,900 2 1 1 1971 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /13/2018 82.54 0.99 C7250755 Sold 2675 ROXBURY CIR 34287 NORTH PORT 1367 $164,000 Community $164,000 4 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/8/2018 87.37 1 N5915117 Sold 2134 DELTA ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1757 $167,500 None $166,000 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/2018 7 2.93 0.99 C7401805 Sold 12402 PARAMOUNT DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1459 $169,000 None $131,000 3 2 1 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/2018 57.68 0.78 C7249720 Sold 6299 MORNING AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1119 $169,000 None $167,000 3 1 1 1967 Single Family Residence FHA 6/12/2018 84 .3 0.99 C7400877 Sold 257 PALMETTO CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1634 $172,000 None $162,500 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/201 8 65.74 0.94 C7400411 Sold 8361 CHORLEY AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1170 $173,000 None $170,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 94.9 7 0.98 C7251453 Sold 19266 EDGEWATER DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1547 $174,900 Private $174,900 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Convent ional 6/11/2018 71.83 1 A4201632 Sold 2256 TRIANNA ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1157 $175,000 None $170,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence FHA 6/12/2018 104 .87 0.97 N6100377 Sold 3265 QUARTER ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1396 $176,000 None $176,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 6/9/2018 1 O5561672 Sold 11151 GRAFTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1335 $179,500 Private $179,500 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/12/2018 88.82 1 D5924011 Sold 11144 WILLMINGTON BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1200 $179,900 None $165,000 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/20 18 111.04 0.92 C7249722 Sold 4472 FLINT DR 34286 NORTH PORT 1449 $179,900 None $180,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence VA 6/12/2018 94.19 1 C7247945 Sold 415 DENVER DR 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1672 $179,900 None $175,900 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 72. 09 0.98 C7400155 Sold 849 DOBELL TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1506 $182,500 None $182,500 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence VA 6/11/201 8 89.02 1 C7247865 Sold 26522 TRUJILLO DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1619 $184,900 None $180,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /11/2018 78.95 0.97 C7250708 Sold 2463 MAURITANIA RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1546 $185,900 Private $179,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Convention al 6/7/2018 80.34 0.96 C7247447 Sold 1685 BRITANNIA BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1239 $187,500 Community $182,500 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 100.61 0.97 D6100466 Sold 6503 COLISEUM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1397 $197,000 None $192,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 6/11/ 2018 0.97 C7400895 Sold 23321 AVACADO AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1810 $198,000 None $195,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/13/2018 82.07 0.98 N5914827 Sold 240 W DEARBORN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1192 $199,000 None $173,500 2 2 0 1935 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/2018 14 3.63 0.87 A4204343 Sold 12065 APPLEBERG CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 6/7/2018 1 C7245272 Sold 6195 GRANDEUR ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1451 $199,900 Private $195,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /11/2018 90.61 0.98 C7401024 Sold 1560 RIVAL TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1367 $209,900 None $207,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/11/ 2018 100.78 0.99 C7402184 Sold 8320 MALCOLM AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1367 $213,000 None $213,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/2018 1 C7400122 Sold 2427 SNOWFLAKE LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1399 $214,500 None $212,000 3 2 0 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 106 0.9 9 N5916689 Sold 1582 RUSSELLVILLE ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2034 $215,000 None $215,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 78.58 1 N5915505 Sold 5441 KENNEL ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1948 $216,500 None $209,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Seller Financi ng 6/8/2018 77.49 0.97 D5923228 Sold 7055 STRAWBERRY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1726 $224,900 None $220,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 9 4.91 0.98 C7251441 Sold 601 SHREVE ST #52A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1398 $229,000 Community $215,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 153.79 0.94 N5916821 Sold 5863 S CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1479 $229,000 Private $218,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8 /2018 111.57 0.95 C7401212 Sold 24648 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1713 $229,900 Community $220,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cas h 6/7/2018 0.96 D5923691 Sold 14391 MAYSVILLE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1576 $229,900 None $224,777 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 6/8/2018 103.68 0.98 C7249597 Sold 4189 ORMOND ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1458 $229,900 Private $227,500 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/13/2018 105.23 0.99 C7250498 Sold 25396 PANACHE LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2009 $239,900 None $235,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 7/2018 81.91 0.98 A4206138 Sold 6769 GRAND CYPRESS BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1992 $239,900 Community $234,900 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/2018 88.01 0.98 D5920549 Sold 17466 INGLEWOOD AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2095 $239,900 None $233,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/ 2018 81.96 0.97 C7250157 Sold 1871 WHEELING AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 2096 $241,900 Private $240,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 86.33 0.99 C7247435 Sold 19178 MIDWAY BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1458 $245,900 Private $238,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 6/1 2/2018 110.08 0.97 C7400531 Sold 14163 TUDBALL AVE 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1918 $249,000 Private $247,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 6/7/2018 91.11 0.99 A4189973 Sold 4475 HOUSTON LN 34287 NORTH PORT 2020 $249,000 Private $249,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /8/2018 94.6 1 C7400796 Sold 1008 LOTUS ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $249,900 None $249,900 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 11/2018 95.24 1 C7250638 Sold 2247 HAMBURG LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2247 $249,900 None $235,000 4 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8 /2018 76.67 0.94 D5923181 Sold 2886 ROYAL PALM DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1590 $249,900 Community $248,000 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/ 2018 109.01 0.99 A4401254 Sold 7649 BATTALLA RD 34291 NORTH PORT 1671 $250,000 Private $250,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/12/2018 109.84 1 C7248352 Sold 5206 SAN LUIS TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1838 $250,000 Private $248,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 86.83 0.99 A4208583 Sold 86 PURUS ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2286 $254,000 Private $249,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 6/12/2018 80 .22 0.98 N5917255 Sold 6870 E HILLSBOROUGH BLVD 34288 NORTH PORT 1660 $259,900 Private $258,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 109.69 0.99 D5922703 Sold 2844 STARVIEW AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1851 $259,900 Private $254,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/7/2018 86.66 0.98 D5923185 Sold 9268 ZORN ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2852 $263,000 Private $250,000 4 2 1 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 6/7/2018 76.97 0.95 C7244398 Sold 3732 COBBLESTONE LN 33980 PUNTA GORDA 2978 $269,900 Community $269,900 4 2 1 2012 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8 /2018 70.43 1 C7251431 Sold 1349 AQUI ESTA DR #122 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1841 $270,000 Community $270,000 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Cash 6/13/2018 1 46.66 1 C7247458 Sold 98 SEASONS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2247 $274,900 Private $274,900 4 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 89. 05 1 C7251052 Sold 15496 AVERY RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1325 $282,500 Private $277,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/11/2018 121.49 0.98 D5921080 Sold 8503 GATEWAY CT 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1651 $284,900 Private, Community $258,500 3 3 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 6/11/2018 93.86 0.91 C7248031 Sold 7418 S TULIP TREE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1864 $285,000 Private $270,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 6/12/2 018 105.47 0.95 A4202892 Sold 7339 POWDER PUFF 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2072 $289,900 Private $282,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 99.82 0.97 C7249455 Sold 114 LELAND ST SE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1850 $294,900 Private $257,400 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence FHA 6/11/ 2018 114.91 0.87 C7400530 Sold 3006 BELOIT TER 34286 NORTH PORT 2367 $299,000 Private $300,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /7/2018 95.51 1 D5923469 Sold 1601 LEMON AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1700 $299,000 None $251,500 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/11/2 018 84.51 0.84 C7251513 Sold 7200 N BLUE SAGE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1916 $307,900 Private $290,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 6/12/20 18 105.72 0.94 C7249199 Sold 490 BAL HARBOR BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2019 $309,900 None $295,000 4 3 0 1969 Single Family Residence Cash 6/13/20 18 90.69 0.95 C7250941 Sold 2759 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2043 $315,000 Private, Community $305,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/12/2018 112.5 0.97 C7247357 Sold 1050 HARBOUR GLEN PL 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2711 $319,000 Private $305,000 3 3 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 6/8/2018 85.1 0.96 D5921509 Sold 217 WOODLAND DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2242 $319,000 Private $310,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 8/2018 96.12 0.97 C7400549 Sold 2287 OBERON LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2299 $329,000 Private $329,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /8/2018 101.48 1 D5920976 Sold 833 TEXAS AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2079 $329,900 None $312,500 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/201 8 109.42 0.95 C7400023 Sold 24487 SOL CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2072 $349,000 Private $330,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8 /2018 115.91 0.95 C7245723 Sold 1530 SUZI ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3479 $415,000 None $386,000 3 2 1 2002 Single Family Residence Seller Financing 6/ 7/2018 85.89 0.93 D6100893 Sold 8284 TECUMSEH CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2537 $425,100 Private $530,100 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Other 6/ 9/2018 147.66 1.25 C7248115 Sold 5121 ALMAR DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2380 $519,000 Private $498,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 8/2018 142.98 0.96 C7244136 Sold 4040 MALTESE CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2503 $525,000 Private $525,400 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 158.02 1 C7251251 Sold 612 MALTESE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1912 $539,900 Private $500,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 187.48 0.93 C7246139 Sold 703 BRENDA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2229 $569,900 Private $537,500 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence VA 6/11/2018 14 0.63 0.94 C7250328 Sold 1465 KITTIWAKE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2320 $599,000 Private $581,500 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/7/2018 189.91 0.97 C7246627 Sold 2120 PALM TREE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3472 $1,110,000 Private $1,035,000 4 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash, C onventional 6/12/2018 217.57 0.93ENGLEWOOD 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 D5921460 SLD 1285 SEAGULL (LOT 6) DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 854 HOLIDAY MOBILE ESTATES $75,000 2 2 0 1980 None Mobile Home Cash 6/8/2 018 $87.82 1 C7246040 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA PINES #107 34224 ENGLEWOOD 836 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER CC PH 01 B $95,000 1 1 0 1980 Community Cond ominium Cash 6/6/2018 $113.64 1 D6100299 SLD 14 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#4 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,013 QUAILS RUN I $120,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Condominium Convention al 6/5/2018 $118.46 0.96 N5917119 SLD 6150 REDWING AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 864 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 02 $120,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Manufactured Home Cash 6 /8/2018 $138.89 0.96 A4401890 SLD 545 LEACH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 704 BAY VISTA BLVD. ADD 03 $128,900 2 1 0 1968 None Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/ 2018 $183.10 1 C7400637 SLD 100 CREVALLE RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,329 ROTONDA LAKES $145,000 2 2 0 1991 None Single Family Residence Conventio nal 6/8/2018 $109.10 0.97 C7249083 SLD 3425 GULF LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,197 ROTONDA SHORES $163,000 2 2 0 1974 None Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/8/2018 $136.17 1.03 D5923952 SLD 6220 CORALBERRY TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,050 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $147,000 2 2 0 1978 Private, Community Sing le Family Residence Cash 6/5/2018 $140 0.89 D5924151 SLD 7096 MAYFIELD TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,459 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $162,000 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residence C ash 6/5/2018 $111.03 0.96 N5917153 SLD 614 FOXWOOD BLVD Unit#249 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,383 FOXWOOD $174,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Condominium Cash 6/4/2018 $125.81 0.97 A4198769 SLD 11090 GREENWAY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $192,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/4/2018 $119.67 1 N5914827 SLD 240 W DEARBORN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,192 LAMPPS SUB OF LTS 81 & 82 $173,500 2 2 0 1935 None Single Family Residenc e Cash 6/7/2018 $145.55 0.87 C7250518 SLD 13359 YAGER LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,850 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 $195,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 $105.41 0.98 A4204343 SLD 12065 APPLEBERG CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $199,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Resi dence Conventional 6/7/2018 $124.01 1 A4204308 SLD 12515 BUFFING RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $199,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 6/5/2018 $124.01 1 C7250598 SLD 13463 FORESMAN BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,331 GULF COVE $200,000 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 6/6/2018 $150.26 0.96 N5915505 SLD 5441 KENNEL ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,948 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $209,000 3 2 0 2005 None Single Family Residence Seller Financing 6/8/2018 $107.29 0.97 D6100106 SLD 11410 STARFLOWER AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,822 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $215,000 3 2 0 2007 None Single Family Residenc e Cash 6/4/2018 $118 0.98 D5918575 SLD 6 BERMUDA CIR Unit#52 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,733 ENGLEWOOD GOLF VILLAS 04 $198,000 2 2 0 1973 Community Condominium Ca sh 6/4/2018 $114.25 0.9 D5923228 SLD 7055 STRAWBERRY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,726 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $220,000 3 2 0 1991 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 $127.46 0.98 D5923691 SLD 14391 MAYSVILLE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,576 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $224,777 3 2 0 2005 None Single Family Resid ence Conventional 6/8/2018 $142.63 0.98 D5923745 SLD 13201 FINKLE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,675 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 $234,450 2 2 0 1990 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 6/5/2018 $139.97 0.98 D5919449 SLD 220 ANTIS DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,818 ROTONDA LAKES $242,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/201 8 $85.88 0.97 D5921451 SLD 9307 SAINT CATHERINE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,618 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 $240,000 3 2 0 1998 Private Single Family R esidence Conventional 6/6/2018 $148.33 0.94 D5923476 SLD 111 LILYAN CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,653 ROTONDA LAKES $259,887 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family Residence Conventi onal 6/4/2018 $157.22 1AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 19 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED D5923185 SLD 9268 ZORN ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,852 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 58 $250,000 4 2 1 2007 Private Single Family Residence FHA 6/7/2018 $87.66 0.95 T3106566 SLD 11 PERIMETER DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,851 PINE LAKE DEV $260,000 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/ 2018 $140.46 0.98 D5923604 SLD 11397 OCEANSPRAY BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,889 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $245,000 3 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 6/3/2018 $129.70 0.92 D5921267 SLD 135 LINDA LEE DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,365 ROTONDA LAKES $250,000 4 3 0 2007 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 $105.71 0.93 D6100580 SLD 1028 NEWTON ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,164 GULF AIRE $270,000 2 2 0 1971 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/5/2018 $23 1.96 0.96 D6100213 SLD 154 JENNIFER DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,689 ROTONDA LAKES $279,900 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Residence Conven tional 6/4/2018 $165.72 1 D6100158 SLD 4 MEDALIST RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,151 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $284,000 4 3 0 1998 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 6/7/2018 $132.03 0.98 D6100335 SLD 23 CLUBHOUSE PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,165 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $296,500 3 2 1 2007 Private Single Family Residen ce Private 6/8/2018 $136.95 0.99 C7401650 SLD 15248 HENNIPEN CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,625 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $307,180 4 2 0 2018 None Single Family Resid ence Conventional 6/5/2018 $117.02 1 D5921666 SLD 296 TALQUIN CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST $312,150 3 2 0 2018 Community Single Family Residence Cash 6/5/2 018 $151.53 1.01 D5923709 SLD 2621 12TH ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,252 GROVE CITY TERRACE $305,000 3 2 0 1968 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/ 4/2018 $243.61 0.98 D5921509 SLD 217 WOODLAND DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,242 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $310,000 3 2 0 1986 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 $138.27 0.97 D5921839 SLD 9 PINE RIDGE WAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,169 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $310,000 2 2 0 1978 Private Single Family Residence Ca sh 6/5/2018 $142.92 0.97 D5920976 SLD 833 TEXAS AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,079 ANDERSON ACRES $312,500 3 2 0 2002 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 $150.31 0.95 C7244082 SLD 40 PINE VALLEY CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,367 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $325,000 3 4 0 1998 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 6/6/2018 $137.30 0.97 N6100117 SLD 1621 5TH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,408 HEASLEY THOMAS E SUB $325,000 2 2 0 1981 Private Single Family Residence Conven tional 6/5/2018 $230.82 0.93 D5922859 SLD 1016 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,424 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $393,000 3 2 1 2006 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 6/6/2018 $162.13 0.98 D6100893 SLD 8284 TECUMSEH CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,537 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $530,100 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Res idence Other 6/9/2018 $208.95 1.25 D5922665 SLD 14309 JOGGINS AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,116 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 $509,820 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Res idence Cash 6/5/2018 $240.94 1.11 D6100535 SLD 11728 ANGLERS CLUB DR #120 33946 PLACIDA 1,980 CORAL CREEK ANGLERS CLUB 02 $460,000 3 3 0 2006 Community Townhous e Cash 6/7/2018 $232.32 0.94 D5922130 SLD 11100 HACIENDA DEL MAR #G403 33946 PLACIDA 2,560 HACIENDA DEL MAR $740,000 3 3 1 2008 Community Condominium Cash 6/4/2018 $289.06 0.95 D5920419 SLD 235 WHISKEY ROW 33921 BOCA GRANDE 6,054 BOCA GRANDE $5,640,000 5 5 1 1926 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/ 8/2018 $931.62 0.9SOUTH 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 RatioN5909145 Sold 111 KENWOOD AVE Nokomis Manor Natures Park $85,000 2 1 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 86. 38 0.86 A4215009 Sold 104 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #207 Villa Deste $95,000 1 1 0 1983 Condominium VA 6/7/2018 139.91 0.96 C7244686 Sold 510 AIRPORT AVE E #2B Sea Breeze $102,000 1 1 0 1980 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 145.71 0.94 N5917280 Sold 908 VILLAS DR #57 Venice Villas $110,000 1 1 0 1973 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 458.33 0.92 A4207640 Sold 1208 PINELAND AVE East Venice $120,000 3 3 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 80 0.97 N6100490 Sold 217 AIRPORT AVE W #118 Crosswind Landings $125,000 2 1 0 1986 Condominium Cash 6/6/2018 172.89 1 N5917010 Sold 375 CIRCLEWOOD DR #G3-5 Circlewoods Of Venice $135,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 6/4/2018 118.94 0.93 N5914092 Sold 811 WEXFORD BLVD #811 Eighth Fairway $165,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventional 6/4/2018 155.66 0.99 N5916957 Sold 153 GOLF CLUB LN Venice East $176,000 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 198.42 0.95 N5915453 Sold 1207 PINE LAKE DR #7 Pinebrook Lake Club $179,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 6/6/2018 154.31 0.94 N6100152 Sold 1315 LEEWARD RD South Venice $186,200 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 126.07 1 D5923166 Sold 584 BEVERLY RD South Venice $189,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence VA 6/8/2018 117.17 1 N5914222 Sold 1427 ROYAL RD South Venice $200,000 2 2 1 1973 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/6/2018 107.07 0.97 N5915557 Sold 530 S VENICE BLVD South Venice $215,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence VA 6/4/2018 134.04 0.94 A4400715 Sold 102 WOODINGHAM DR Chestnut Creek Estates $217,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/5/2018 151.85 0.99 N5917357 Sold 3164 FALLOW RD South Venice $220,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 6/5/2018 118.92 0.98 A4204839 Sold 1280 CAMBRIDGE DR Venice Gardens $230,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/4/2018 152.72 0.96 N6100479 Sold 161 PADOVA WAY #14 Venetian Golf & River Club $230,000 2 2 0 2003 Condominium Cash 6/8/2018 184.15 0.92 A4185089 Sold 242 MESTRE PL Venetian Golf & River Club $236,000 2 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 165.03 0.96 A4198858 Sold 344 DORCHESTER DR Venice East $239,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 141.84 0.97 N5917216 Sold 103 BRAEMAR AVE Wexford On The Green $239,900 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/4/2018 149.01 1 N5917332 Sold 431 HICKORY RD Venice Gardens $243,500 2 2 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/4/2018 161.9 0.94 C7249288 Sold 1722 MOON DR Waterford $260,000 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 114.19 0.93 N6100753 Sold 9015 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo $263,740 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/6/2018 150.19 1 C7246298 Sold 409 WELLINGTON CT Venice Golf & Country Club $270,000 3 3 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 127.84 0 .86 A4174345 Sold 1119 DEARDON DR Manors Of Chestnut Creek $275,000 4 2 1 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 121.31 1 N5915931 Sold 10529 CROOKED CREEK DR Sarasota National $285,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 6/5/2018 157.98 1 N5917193 Sold 1207 LAUREL AVE East Gate $285,000 4 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence FHA 6/7/2018 126.5 0.95 T2939619 Sold 11619 RENAISSANCE BLVD #20 Renaissance $286,764 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/5/2018 181.96 0.97 N5915781 Sold 4851 NEPTUNE RD South Venice $290,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 6/4/2018 177.7 0.97 T2937997 Sold 11637 RENAISSANCE BLVD #17 Renaissance $299,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/7/2018 174.06 0.98 A4203967 Sold 12400 CINQUETERRE LN Gran Paradiso $302,300 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/3/2018 163.49 0.9 6 A4400974 Sold 409 VALENCIA RD South Gulf View Sec Of Venice $305,000 2 1 0 1951 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 275.02 1.02 A4208467 Sold 1156 BEACHCOMBER CT #16 Blackburn Point Marina Village $305,000 3 2 1 2005 Condominium Cash 6/4/2018 165.13 0.9 6 N5916749 Sold 1200 LUCAYA AVE Pinebrook South $306,000 4 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/6/2018 161.31 0.94 A4213833 Sold 1837 FLAMETREE LN Heritage Lake Estates $310,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 152.6 3 0.94 N5914706 Sold 912 NOKOMIS AVE S Venezia Park $310,555 3 2 0 1955 Single Family Residence FHA 6/8/2018 302.98 0.94 A4214984 Sold 185 COHOSH RD Windwood $325,000 3 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 154.03 0.97 A4210704 Sold 216 VESTAVIA DR Venice Golf & Country Club $330,000 3 3 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 150.75 0.9 7 A4214320 Sold 19311 JALISCA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $330,000 2 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/6/2 018 162.8 0.97 N5916929 Sold 23463 AWABUKI DR #202 Sarasota National $332,500 3 2 0 2016 Condominium Conventional 6/8/2018 150.11 0.95 D5922735 Sold 400 LAKE OF THE WOODS DR Lake Of The Woods $337,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence FHA 6/4/2018 148.98 0.98 A4214632 Sold 11466 CONCH CT Stoneybrook At Venice $347,000 4 3 0 2010 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 172.98 0.97 D5922449 Sold 11813 ALTAMONTE CT Grand Palm $350,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 187.17 0.97 T2905615 Sold 11690 TAPESTRY LN #69 Not Applicable $381,759 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/5/2018 157.36 0 .98 N5915696 Sold 532 LAKE OF THE WOODS DR The Lakes Of Jacaranda $400,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 158.3 5 0.98 A4169557 Sold 1109 TWIN LAUREL BLVD Twin Laurel Estates $429,000 3 3 0 1987 Single Family Residence VA 6/5/2018 217.99 0.86 N5917352 Sold 4382 NATALE DR Venetia $430,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 207.33 1 A4210343 Sold 571 KHYBER LN Governors Green $436,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 183.27 0.97 N5917372 Sold 715 PORTIA ST N Waterfront Estates $440,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 6/4/2018 388.69 0.98 N5916912 Sold 455 NOKOMIS AVE S #455 Not Applicable $480,000 2 2 1 2015 Condominium Cash 6/6/2018 271.65 0.96 A4214157 Sold 1450 LANDVIEW LN Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club $485,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/4/201 8 204.3 0.99 A4213240 Sold 404 TRENWICK LN The Reserve $525,000 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 6/8/2018 195.82 0.97 A4211306 Sold 434 E MACEWEN DR Oaks $545,000 3 3 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 225.77 0.96 N5915507 Sold 441 BAYNARD DR Golden Beach $555,000 3 2 1 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/8/2018 308.33 0.97 N5915542 Sold 298 MARTELLAGO DR Venetian Golf & River Club $570,000 3 4 1 2013 Single Family Residence Cash 6/6/2018 204.67 0 .96 N5917234 Sold 405 SUNSET DR Gulf Shores $580,000 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 6/7/2018 371.79 0.99 A4201353 Sold 519 SAWGRASS BRIDGE RD Sawgrass $595,000 3 3 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/5/2018 194.19 0.98 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well-deÂ“ned smaller unit of research. Most often it addresses a single event, the community of a village or an individual. The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society has taken microhistory to a new level by depicting the cityÂs 450-year heritage through the medium of 30 building-sized murals. Florida Gulf Coast UniversityÂs Renaissance Academy explores the past and present through this public project in two classes, ÂThe History of Punta Gorda in Its Murals, Part 1: The Early YearsÂŽ and ÂThe History of Punta Gorda in Its Murals, Part 2: Post World War I.ÂŽ Led by Kelly Gaylord, the classes are 10 a.m. to noon June 25 and 27, respectively, at 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, in Punta Gorda. A member of the mural society since 2007, Gaylord currently serves as president of its board of directors. She has worked to expand the communityÂs awareness of the society through walking tours, history classes and partnerships with other history groups in Charlotte County. ÂAll of our murals depict the history of the area, beginning with the conquistadors in the 1500s and working forward to the present,ÂŽ Gaylord said. ÂThe oldest mural is ÂEnd of the LineÂ painted in 1997 by Richard Currier, depicting the cityÂs founder Isaac Trabue and the railroad arriving in town. The newest, ÂLadies Remembered,Â was completed this year by Skip Dryda capturing seven women from the cityÂs past and is the only mural dedicated solely to women.ÂŽ The next mural will depict the rich diversity of marine life in Punta GordaÂs harbor past and present. ItÂs planned for the Harborwalk retaining wall under U.S. 41 between the Charlotte Harbor Event Center and Hurricane CharleyÂs. Dryda will paint the mural, and funds are being raised for the project, according to Gaylord. Her two, two-hour classes replace a single class discussing Punta GordaÂs history and the then-existing murals. ÂTwo years ago, the mural society developed a single class to tell folks about the rich history of our area using the murals as a guide. With the addition of the ÂLadies RememberedÂ mural the class content is too large to Â“t into a single session,ÂŽ Gaylord said. ÂThe two parts can be taken independently, though I recommend participants start with part one. If a participant canÂt take part two in the same month, it can be taken later. WeÂll present the two classes again in October.ÂŽ The murals were the brainchild of Dr. Robert Andrews, whose dream was to feature historic and educational images around the city. With the support of the Punta Gorda Business Alliance (the forerunner of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce), the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society was established in 1994, according to Gaylord. The Â“rst mural, ÂHotel Charlotte Harbor,ÂŽ was painted by local artist Tom Graham between January and September 1995 and dedicated in October of that year. The mural was destroyed when the Punta Gorda Mall was torn down in 2004. In 2015, Gaylord worked with other mural creators in cities like Lake Placid, Palatka and Arcadia to create the Florida Mural Trail, which includes more than 30 communities throughout the state that create and maintain public murals. The Florida Mural Trail is now featured on the Visit Florida website (visitÂ”orida.com) and can be found by a searching for ÂFlorida Murals Trail.ÂŽ For more information or to register for ÂThe History of Punta Gorda in Its Murals, Part 1: The Early YearsÂŽ and/ or ÂThe History of Punta Gorda in Its Murals, Part 2: Post World War I,ÂŽ call 941-505-0130.FGCU explores Punta Gorda history through public murals FGCU Herald Court CentreRick Ramos
Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 TODAYChess 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, 12pm Bar/Tiki open; 1-4 FatherÂs Day Picnic, Bar Menu Available;Music/Escape @ 25538 ShorePG637-2606;members & guests AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money Â… join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Sunday Bingo, 1-5PM Every Sunday at VFW Post 5690, Port Charlotte, Smoke Free, Lunch aqvaiable, Info 941-235-8992 MONDAY Summer Sailing Camps, Sailing camp June 18-29 at CHYC, 4400 Lister St. 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. $200. See www.activekids.com. 941-204-0885. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 6PM Aerie 7PM Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki; 4-7 Music /Jersey Vic; 4:30-7:30 Chicken Nite; 7-9:30 Karaoke/BillyG @25538 Shore PG 637-2606; mbrs&gsts Mahjong at Faith, All are welcome to come and play this fascinating game. MondayÂs 12pm, Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr. PG,33950 PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Early birds 5 to 6pm Jackpot Bingos 6-10pm, Food available 4-6pm AL 110-show me money, Bar Bingo Â… Specials, Hot Ball Â… Open to Public Â… Starts at 6:00 TUESDAY Wood Carving Club, Charlotte woodcavers 8-12 noon, Punta Gorda Boat Club W Retta Esplanade. All Welcome to visit, join and enjoy. Storyteller, Windell Campbell, Storyteller then FREE lunch for ages 18 & under. 10:3012pm @ PC Library 2280 Aaron St. 941.764.5562 Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 1-6 Tiki Tuesday;1-5 Bar Food; 6pm LBOD Mtg; 7pm Lodge Mtg @ 25538 ShorePG637-2606;members&guests Mahjong, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 11:30am-3:30pm, .50 cents an hour Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. 625-4175. Bridge at Faith, All are welcome to come and play this popular game., TuesdayÂs, 12pm, Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr, PG 33950 Friend to Friend, Fellowship and fun every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Noon luncheon on 4th Tuesday. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Deep Creek Elks, Lodge Opens @ 4, Reservations Required, 249-8067, Dinner 5-8, Pasta, Pizza and more, Karaoke With Spotlight 6-9 TODAY FatherÂs Day Brkfst, Ital Amer Club, FatherÂs Day ÂBuffetÂŽ Breakfast Feast, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM, Members $14 Guests $18, Call Johanna 941-468-5013 Fathers Day Buffet, Brunch 10am. French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon,potatoes&more Tickets at door $12 adults $6 kids. Rotonda Elks Sunday Blue Plate, Ham Steak VFW Aux.550 N McCall Rd. Englewood 4:00 6:00 PM Dine In Carry Out, $6:00 Public Welcome. 941 4747516 MONDAY 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 (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-8611980, 9:30-12:30p. Open to all skill levels. $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 Euchre, Euchre Every Mon & Wed @ l:00 PM VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Rd (941)474-7516 Ukulele Band, UKULELE BAND Rotonda club house 2 to 3:30 every monday, beginners welcome email@example.com Wings & Music, Wings, wet & dry, salads, burgers & more 5-7pm Music: 3 Of A Kinda 6-9pm Rotonda Elks members & guests Open Music Jam, Open music jam .6-9 pm every Monday., Indian mound Park, 210 Winson ave 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 TUESDAY MenÂs Breakfast, 8:00 am, IHOP, 4369 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL, 941-474-7647, All men welcome. Cost is your own breakfast. TOPS 167 Suncoast, Learn how to ÂTake Off Pounds SensiblyÂ & keep them off. 8-9 am Suncoast Aud. $4/Mo. Info: 475-0449. Register: 473-3919 Badminton, Englewood Sports Complex,9-12p, 941-8611980. $2 to play! Beginning Line Dance, Learn steps and dances at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N.Maple St. 9 10 am, $3.00, 474-1438. Table Tennis (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. Open to all skill levels. $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. Plant Clinic, Plant Clinic @ Charlotte Englewood Library 10-12 Every Tuesday & Thursday, Florida Master Gardeners, Free Auxilry Penny Bingo, Post #113, Rotonda W..every Tues..11:30 am-3:00 pm..lots of fun..call 697-9991..Open to Public! Pickleball (Open), Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 1-4p. Open to all skill levels. $2 to 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: 941-473-3919 Make it!, Kids age 5-11 make music based do it yourself creations 1:30-2:30 Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn 941-861-5000 TODAY AMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8:30-11am Large menu to choose from only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 FatherÂs Day Brkfst, Ital Amer Club, FatherÂs Day ÂBuffetÂŽ Breakfast Feast, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM, Members $14 Guests $18, Call Johanna 941-468-5013 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Open 10AM-8PM, $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Amvets 312 Dinner, Fathers Day Ham Dinner 1-4 With sides free to 312 family dads w/card. Guests $10 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 Amvets 2000 FatherÂs Day Dinner, 2-4pm Meatloaf, pot., veg. salad, roll & pie Fathers free others $8 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, FREE Public Welcome 3:00 Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41 941-233-1262 Amateur Poets & Writers MONDAY Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Join Brenda for a good workout & feel better Mahjong, 9 am-12:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 They are looking for more players. Willing to teach North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Wings 5-7, Q at 7PM, Music by DJ Scotty 6:30-9:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 941-426-6865 Duplicate Bridge, $3/ person 12:30-4:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Ella 941-429-8958 If you like bridge, bring a friend & play Rummikub, 1-4 pm North Port 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 @ 7pm 401 Ortiz Blvd North Port 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Mexican Night Show me the Money 6:30 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 TUESDAY Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Looking for more players, we play for fun Mahjongg, 10 am-1:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 They are looking for more players. Gail 941-429-1182 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Tacos 11-2. Euchre 12-4, $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles & wells, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 AMVETS 2000, Best Coney Dogs or Chili Dogs by Krista 11-2 only $2 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Line Dancing, $5/class 12:15-2:15 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Joan 661-3799 Learn new steps & have fun. Great exercise Beatles Presentation, Free presentation by Claire Powell on The Beatles at North Port Library on Tuesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. 941-861-5000 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Phllies & Wings Sons Mtg. 7:00 p.m. 7050 Chancellor Blvd North Port 941-429-5403 Singing Documentary, Free screening of the POV documentary Seven Songs for a Long Life at North Port Library, June 19 at 6 p.m. 941-861-5000 Youth Boxing, USA Boxing coach. 6 p.m. Tues/Thurs. Morgan Center. Fundamentals. Work ethic. $10. 239-292-9230. NPBOXCLUB@ gmail.com WEDNESDAY Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Join Brenda for a good workout & feel better Amateur Radio Club, North Port Amateur Radio Club, Coffee Break. All Welcome. North Port AbbeÂs Doughnuts 9:15AM come & have coffee 888-2980 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, CyndieÂs Drink of the Day 6-10. 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The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 21 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9Email often delivers questions to this columnist. And, just as often, even if she has no satisfactory answers, readersÂ questions can prove helpfully thought provoking.Punta Gorda is curiousQ: Recently saw the sign go back up at Two Thrifty Girls but it still looks dark/closed. Do you have any news if they will reopen after all this time? Anything on the Burnt Store Grille space or rumors on the restaurant in the Muscle Car Museum ? Â„ LD A: LD, youÂre full of questions, but here are some answers for you. Two Thrifty Girls, the charming thrift shop/caf in a historic Taylor Street bungalow next to TinaÂs Caf & Bakery Vienna closed for business in the wake of Hurricane Irma. We tried, unsuccessfully, to contact the mother-daughter owners, Betty Folkerth and Natalie Ingle fearing for the well-being of Folkerth, who lived in storm-battered Naples. The shop remained shuttered through season and continues to show no signs of reopening. Perhaps Ingle, who lives in Punta Gorda, will see LDÂs question and let us know what their plans might be. Â€ Â€ Â€ The Punta Gorda family favorite Burnt Store Grille would be approaching its 30th year, had it survived. Instead, it had, as owner Bob Mignaul t would say, a rough go. Construction of the new Publix on Burnt Store Road closed the grillÂs parking lot access, sifted concrete dust into the eatery and frightened away customers. Mignault said at the time, ÂWe survived the recession, but this was far worse. Our business dropped 40 percent. We had no season.ÂŽ New owners are reportedly working to reopen the space in August as Punta Gorda Diner with breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet, as well as a full menu. But donÂt count Mignault out. He recently sent the intriguing note ÂDoing something different. 72 is too young to retire.ÂŽ WeÂd agree with that, Bob, and hope to see you around town. Â€ Â€ Â€ A sleek, new Muscle Car City Museum has indeed opened in the former Sweetbay at 10175 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. To the right of the main entrance, visitors can see the space planned for the 1950s-style Muscle Car City Dine r, which promises a liquor license along with its patty melts and milkshakes. Museum staff report that it isnÂt likely to open until September. Readers of ÂThe SceneÂŽ will be the Â“rst to know when it opens.What happened to the Lakeview?Q: What is the status of the Lakeview Restaurant by McDonaldÂs? Looks like it is closed up. Â„Bill Campbell A: The most recent reports from people dining at the Lakeview, in the Gulf Cove area, were in late January, but no one could agree on whether or not it was open after that. It often looked closed anyway. On a recent afternoon, the only sign of life at the Lakeview was a large iguana that scuttled across the sidewalk and plunged into the underbrush beside its namesake lake. This place that looks like someoneÂs home was reportedly built in the early 1960s by General Development, as the new-home showroom for models used to create Port Charlotte. For its age, itÂs in remarkably good shape, though its entrance ramp is now part sagging boardwalk, part concrete. Not long ago, people raved about the spanakopita gyro salad, moussaka, prime rib sandwich and lemon chicken soup made by the cordial Greek-American owners, Peter and Nancy Doukellis ItÂs the sort of off-thebeaten-path place that people drive past for years, meaning to pull in. Now itÂs too late for that.HowÂs JDÂs Bistro doing?Q: Have you heard anything about JDÂs Bistro closing? A: No. In fact, JDÂs has re-hired local favorite Danny Sinoff and his trio to perform on Friday nights. With two Dannys Â„ Chef Danny Cortes and the singer-pianist Â„ JDÂs should do just Â“ne.End of season, out of businessQ: Did Royal India in Port Charlotte close? A: The end of season and dwindling attendance have undone three local favorites. Royal India the three-year-old Indian restaurant that once perfumed Murdock Town CenterÂs plaza with curry and cardamom has indeed closed its doors, while the owner reportedly opens a bar in Fort Lauderdale. Two Nokomis seafood houses have also closed shop, and not for lack of product. In mid-May, owners of the two-yearold Nokomis Crabhouse announced that they would move on, instead focusing on their already-successful crabbing operation. And New Englanders must look elsewhere for fried clams and chowdah when the nearly 15-year-old A Bit of Boston stops deep-frying. In April in Englewood, Flatbread of Englewood closed its doors suddenly, without explanation, and Bay Pointe Grill quietly changed hands, to become Blossoms Family Restaurant owned by Liza Savage .Scrap the StyrofoamQ: I enjoy your column. TodayÂs piece reminded me of one of my pet peeves, Styrofoam boxes. We travel in the summer in our motor home and have been to most states in the last few years. The vast majority of restaurants everywhere use paper boxes. The only one locally that I have been to that uses paper boxes is ScottyÂs Brewhouse There could be others, but none that IÂm aware of. I donÂt know if you have any inÂ”uence, but I thought I should ask if there is a way to convince our restaurants to be more environmentally considerate. Â…Mary Rasley A: Environmentally ÂcleanÂŽ takeout containers are admirable but costly (sometimes triple the price) for eateries that already operate on the slimmest of margins. That said, more than one local restaurant is reportedly doing its part to keep leftovers clean. The Belgian Monk (uses recyclable palm-leaf plates and bamboo cutlery) A Better Scoop BobarinoÂs Pizzeria Bob Evans Bocca Lupo China One China Wok Crepe Chef Evergreen LeverockÂs Lighthouse Grill Pioneers Pizza River City/Italia ScottyÂs Brewhouse Table & Tap But the most rational idea of all comes from Melissa Cody of Sarasota: ÂIt sounds crazy but IÂve seriously thought about bringing my own Tupperware to Â“ll instead of getting Styrofoam Âƒ but IÂm sure people will think IÂm nuts.ÂŽ Send restaurant and bar news and recommendations to columnist Sue Wade at suewade47@ aol.com. Readers asked, here are some answers Sue Wade SUN PHOTO BY SUE WADETwo Thrifty Girls, in busier times, when the shop was open at 321 Taylor St., in Punta Gorda. 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(EST), JULY 11, 2018 PURCHASING DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM Bid Documents may be obtain ed by accessing the Charlotte County Purchasing DivisionÂs website at https://purchasingbids.charlottecountyfl.gov/ under ÂPurchasing Bids OnlineÂŽ, document number 184092. Any questions can be answered by contacting Alisa L. True, CPPB, Senior Contract Spec ialist by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.743.1549. Publish: June 17, 24, 2018 163352 3587022 3116 NOTICE OF ACTION IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL COURT, IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 18-593-DR DIvision: CIVIL Rebecca D. Jones Petitioner, and James C. Flincheum Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: JAMES C. 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Page 24 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12 On May 24, the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy awarded two local graduating seniors $2,000 scholarships. Destini Decinti and Frankie Pucci gathered with their families at Lodge No. 2507 for a special pasta dinner and celebration with members of the organization. Every year, more than 200 students across Florida apply for the scholarship. Only Â“ve are chosen. In fact, in the 35 years of this award, MayÂs ceremony was one of the only times two winners hailed from the same area. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a variety of factors, from grade point average to standardized test scores to an application essay. ÂIt doesnÂt hurt that weÂre Italian,ÂŽ joked Laura Pucci, FrankieÂs mother. Both Decinti and Pucci graduated high school with GPAs over 4.0 and have big plans for their future. Decinti, from Charlotte High School, will be attending Nova Southeastern University and wants to major in biology to become a physicianÂs assistant. ÂThis money will help further my future and get a better education,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs an honor to be here.ÂŽ Pucci, a recent graduate of the Imagine School in North Port, will be moving out of state in the fall to attend Duke University, hoping to earn a degree in Political Science and Public Policy. ÂIt takes a lot of the toll of tuition off of us and makes it easier to attend Duke,ÂŽ Pucci said. Along with the scholarships Â„ which are sent directly to the studentsÂ schools Â„ both recipients were presented with certiÂ“cates, medals and a congratulatory cake. Carolyn Cianciotta, president of the Florida chapter of the fraternity, and Bob Cipolla, president of Lodge No. 2507, bestowed Dante Medals Â„ named after the father of the Italian language Â„ on Pucci and Decinti. ÂThese students help keep our heritage alive and weÂre so proud of them and their families for raising and teaching such loving, respectful and dedicated children,ÂŽ said Cianciotta. After the cake was cut and the spaghetti dishes were cleared, the party transformed with many Lodge members Â„ along with Callie Campbell, DecintiÂs niece, who was antsy to bust a move all night Â„ taking to the dance Â”oor or singing Frank Sinatra karaoke. ÂThis is so exciting, we never even knew this was here but IÂm glad we could come be a part of it,ÂŽ said DecintiÂs mom, Darlene, over dinner.Email: email@example.com Sons of Italy award annual scholarshipBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONDarlene and Marco Decinti enjoy dinner at Lodge No. 2507 with granddaughter Callie Campbell and daughter Destini, one of two scholarship recipients. Local Sons of Italy President, Bob Cipolla, awards Decinti and Pucci Dante Medals. Carolyn Cianciotta, President of the Florida Sons of Italy, poses with Frankie Pucci and Destini Decinti on Thursday night. Frankie Pucci, center, with his parents Enrico and Laura at ThursdayÂs scholarship dinner and ceremony. Though thunder rumbled over Charlotte Harbor, not even the threat of rain could stop SaturdayÂs ÂWalk 4 WilliamsÂŽ in Gilchrist Park. Partnered with the Williams Syndrome Association, over 20 participants, many with pets and small children in tow, gathered under the parkÂs eastern pavilion to raise funds and public knowledge for Williams Syndrome. ÂWeÂre both new to the area and our children are getting ready to start school. We want to emphasize inclusion not exclusion for them. They donÂt look any different but they go through so many trials and tribulations anxiety-wise and sensory-wise. We want to get word out so they can have friends and go to sleepovers and prom like any other kid,ÂŽ said Allison Harris, who organized the event with Jennifer Olear. Both have three-year-olds diagnosed with Williams Syndrome and are currently searching for preschools for Carley and Liam. The rare disorder is caused by a deletion of 26-28 genes on chromosome No. 7 and results in Âmedical, cognitive and behavioral challenges,ÂŽ according to the WSA. ÂThe deletion occurs in either the egg or the sperm used to form the child with Williams syndrome. Accordingly, the deletion is present at the time of conception,ÂŽ williams-syndrome.org says. The website states only 1 in every 10,000 people worldwide are affected. Multiple health issues also typically accompany Williams, making accessible healthcare a necessity. ÂSo few people have heard about it, itÂs important to raise awareness and have more education for teachers and doctors,ÂŽ Olear said. Because of the rarity of the disorder, many parents and guardians of children with Williams Syndrome are forced to seek medical attention hours away from their homes. In fact, most of the time Olear intended to spend planning the walk, she had to instead spend in the hospital with her son, Liam. ÂHis feeding tube came out and the North Port hospital couldnÂt give him what he needed, so she had to take him all the way up to St. Pete,ÂŽ said LiamÂs grandmother, Linda Huey. ÂSheÂs already stretched with time as a full-time LPN. It takes a lot of work and costs a lot of money.ÂŽ Many of the families present shared similar stories. ÂTwenty-two years ago, we had to travel to St. Pete and Miami just to Â“nd care. Emily also took part in a longitudinal study at the University of Louisville for 13 years, so we had to travel back and forth,ÂŽ said Steve Maresca, at SaturdayÂs walk with wife Maryellen and daughter Emily. While raising funds was an important part of the Punta Gorda Walk 4 Williams Â„ around $500 was donated at the event Â„ establishing a sense of camaraderie and community is inevitably what drew in affected families. ÂAs soon as we found out, Allison got involved in a Facebook group and it took off from there. In 2016, we did our Â“rst walk in Illinois and we had a really great, supportive community there. Where weÂre from Â„ Murphysboro, Illinois Â„ they made a Williams Syndrome Day in honor of Carley,ÂŽ said HarrisÂs husband, John. ÂWeÂre still new here but IÂm hoping we can make this event bigger and bigger each year.ÂŽ In the meantime, Harris and Olear are planning other fundraisers this year, from a drum circle in Nokomis to a possible Elks Spaghetti Dinner to a walk and dance at OrlandoÂs All ChildrenÂs Hospital on June 28. ÂI think this is great. It really brings the community together. Usually, itÂs so hard to Â“nd people around you who are going through the same things,ÂŽ said Maryellen Maresca. Steve added, Âpeople with Williams are very special. They have strengths and weaknesses but itÂs important we keep building up those strengths and doing everything we can.ÂŽ According to the WSA, those with Williams Syndrome have great verbal abilities, are highly social and love music. Lissete Gonzalez, a 15-year-old with Williams, wants to be a baker when sheÂs older. Emily, 22, hopes to get a job soon but for now, Âjust goes with the Â”ow,ÂŽ at home in Naples. ÂThe more recognition, the more research and funding there is, the better off our kids are going to be,ÂŽ John said. For more information, visit williams-syndrome.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Walk 4 Williams comes to Punta GordaBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONFriends and families of those aected by Williams Syndrome met at Gilchrist Park on Saturday to raise awareness for the disorder. Participants wearing Walk 4 Williams shirts parade down Gilchrist Park before returning to the pavilion for lunch donated by The Greek Grill. Allison Harris, whose daughter Carley has Williams Syndrome, helped organize SaturdayÂs walk. Steve and Maryellen Maresca join Walk 4 Williams with their daughter, Emily. TO HELPFor more information on how to get involved or to donate, contact Jennifer Olear at 941-769-3421 or jolear@ williams-syndrome.org.
WASHINGTON Â„ Look around, and it seems more Americans are working outside traditional full-time jobs Â„ whether as freelance graphic designers or independent contractors or Uber drivers. Or maybe not. A government report this week suggested that the proportion of such jobs hasnÂt budged in the past decade. Yet the data carries limitations that indicate thereÂs still plenty we donÂt know about the evolving U.S. job market. The Labor DepartmentÂs report concluded that more than 15 million Americans were working as independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary workers and for contract companies as of May 2017. ThatÂs equal to about 10.1 percent of the American workforce, down slightly from 10.8 percent when the government last conducted the survey, in 2005. That conclusion contradicts a body of academic research that has found a significant increase in what economists call Âalternative work arrangements.ÂŽ Two leading economists, Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger, found in a 2016 study that the number of people in alternative work had risen by more than 50 percent in 2015 from a decade earlier, to 23.6 million. And the Federal Reserve released a report last month that said nearly one-third of Americans rely on side jobs or so-called ÂgigÂŽ work to supplement their incomes. So what might explain the disparities between the governmentÂs report and other research? Here are areas where economists agree with the reportÂs conclusions, where they found it lacking and why it all matters:Gig economy hype is overdoneYou may be able to grab an Uber in every big city. But that doesnÂt mean the nation as a whole is engulfed by people finding work through mobile apps. The governmentÂs report appears to put the Âgig economyÂŽ in proper perspective: Such jobs hardly seem to represent the future of work in America. Katz and KrugerÂs study found that just 0.5 percent of workers engaged in online gig work in 2015. The growth they found had occurred mostly among independent contractors and workers for companies that provide contract services, such as cleaning services or security guards. A separate study by JPMorgan Chase estimated that gig workers were leveling off at about 1 percent of the workforce in 2016. Still, Katz said he was surprised by the government reportÂs overall conclusions. The improving economy Â„ and an unemployment rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent Â„ could have pulled some people into traditional full-time jobs in the 2 years since their report, Katz said.More drivers, fewer construction workersThere are more independent workers in some industries, but they were offset in the government data by declines elsewhe re, says Lucas Puente, chief economist at Thumbtack, an online marketplace for photographers, plumbers and other contractors. The number of independent contractors rose by about 200,000 in transportation from 2005 to 2017, the governmentÂs report found. That likely reflects the growth of ride-hailing services. But the number of independent contractors in construction fell by about 225,000 over the same period, probably because of the housing bust, Puente said.Drive for Uber part time? You werenÂt countedPuentes and some other analysts said the governmentÂs report probably undercounted the number of people in alternative jobs. In considering whether to include someone as part of the alternative workforce, it considered only a workerÂs primary job. So anyone who worked at a retailer for, say, 20 hours a week and drove for Uber 10 hours a week wasnÂt counted in the governmentÂs calculation of alternative workers. In most surveys, the Labor Department focuses on primary jobs and collects little information on secondary work. Yet roughly one-third of the contractors on Thumbtack use it only for secondary sources of income, Puentes said. And for some gig economy apps, that figure can reach 80 percent. In addition, the government asked people only whether theyÂd worked independently in the past week. Given the erratic work schedules of many gig workers Â„ most prize the flexibility it affords Â„ that narrowly phrased question might also have contributed to an undercount.Tax records point to more independent workAnother puzzle is that tax data suggests that more Americans How big is gig economy? GovÂt study shows how little we knowBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERGIG | 8 AP PHOTOUber drivers often say they prize the exibility the job aords. adno=719926 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=719927
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Visit: premierestatesalesofflorida.com 6020 AUCTIONS JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers Robillardauctioneers.com (941)-575-9758 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS A RT EA S EL C ezanne f ree standing tripod,wood, good con dition $50, OBO 941-426-0825 A RT S UPPLIE S water color w/case $20 941-426-0825 DIETZEN NATI O NAL DRAWIN G INSTRUMENTS w/orig.case Antique $25 941-639-1517 SCRAP BOOK a lb ums I h ave 10 new albums $5/ea 941-228-1745 S EW S TEADY BA G f or ART or SEWING Like new. $69 239-410-5717 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS 8X10 AREA RUG Ivory with beige swirls $25 941-429-1573 A IR CO MF O RT Air Mattress / Foundation King Looks like new. $225, OBO 941-485-0681 A REA RU G 5 x 7 Tan 4 di ff erent shades good condition and quality $50 941-697-0940 AS IAN LAMP S f our nice table lamps $10 941-426-0825 BATHR OO M SC ALE taylor mfg.lg. scale.ex. cond. $25 941-235-2203 BED FULL s i ze b ox spr i ng ,a d j ustable metal frame w/wheels $25 941-214-8188 BIKE WE S L O EXER C I S E BIKE E/C $95, OBO 941-743-0399 BREADMA C HINE Panasonic Bakery Machine W/B $45, OBO 941-743-0399 BREADMAKER, Automatic CUISINART, 2Lb. Capa Stainless steel, GC $25 941-697-0794 C HAIR REAL wicker white chair, lt green cushions. Exc. Venice. $50 402-212-7392 CHINA 83PC serves 12 11 serving pieces, white, platinum edge, LN $100 941-830-0524 COO KIN G UTEN S IL S Rachel Ray solid wood w/glass pitcher New 5pc $30 941-276-1881 C RY S TAL 4 0 P C 1 2 water 1 2 champagne 8 wine 8 cordial sil ver rim LN $50 941-830-0524 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS DI G ITAL DEEP FRYER Wol f gang Puck, 4.0 liter stainless steel $30 941-235-3193 D O LPHIN S PI C TURE 45/ 990 BEAUTIFUL PIC AVAILABLE $95 941-743-0399 DRUM F O R RAIN BARREL, 55+Gal Fiberglass(?). Just add a Faucet $31 352-256-7133 EXPANDABLE LU GG A G E 3 sizes-in-1, plus matching tote JM New York $49 941-276-1881 FIREPLACE TOOLS 6 pc set w/ screen, black wrought iron, A +, $125, OBO 941-743-2656 FLATWARE 88 P C serves 1 6 Silkema German stainless 8 serve pcs $100 941-830-0524 F OO D PR OC E SSO R Kitchen Aid, 13 cup w/acc. Used once $100, OBO 941-235-3193 F OO TBALL TRAY S 15x 20 ÂŽ green field/ball handles new in pkgs 4 for $20 941-697-0501 MA G AZINE RA C K White Wicker. Bale handle.Very nice.Ex Venice $20 402-212-7392 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: sun-classifieds.com Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. O RIENTAL RU GS pink/beige, 2 plush: 56ÂŽx38ÂŽ oval & 42ÂŽ rnd ea $50, OBO 941-743-2656 PI C TURE FRAME Room Divider Light wood Holds 15 photos $75 941-613-2854 PICTURES VARIOUS sty l es, sizes nice frames call for pics $25, OBO 941-426-0825 RA C K AND carbonator rack and carbonator for soda fountain $500, OBO 609-456-8434 S H O PPIN G BA GS 8 New f abric reusable bags/totes NEW skip the plastic! $5 941-276-1881 SO DA F O UNTAIN six f lavors $500, OBO 609-456-8434 STEP LADDER 6Â Fib erg l ass 225 lb. Capacity Type II Good cond $34 941-697-0794 TABLE S MALL white wicker: 22ÂŽhx12x12, shelf Exc. Venice $20 402-212-7392 TABLE C L O TH 63 X1 0 4ÂŽ 1 2 napkins, white damask, no iron NEW in pkg $40 941-697-0501 TRAY VINTA G E C romwell hammered alum 12x21 handles vil lage scene $15 941-830-0524 V I C T O RIAN PI C TURE Frame Oval ornate rare, call for pics $100 941-426-0825 WOO D & S TEEL PULLIN G C ART Play cart on 4 wheels pulling handle $28 941-697-0794 6035 FURNITURE 6 Â W OO D Book S hel f 5 S helves Shelving Unit Good Condition $25 941-244-7830 6 Â W OO D S helving Unit 5 Shelves Good Condition $25 941-244-7830 ARM CHAIR so lid c h erry arms & legs, comfy coral cushions, A+ $90, OBO 941-743-2656 A RM C HAIR S wivel Rocker, A+, full uphol, mauve pink, 2 avail, ea $100, OBO 941-743-2656 BA SS ET SO FA modern f loral beige/green/mauve, full uphol, xlnt cond $200 941-740-0357 BED 1 T w i n, T ommy B a h ama white Headboard $70 Like new!; 941-661-2667 BED KIN G S ize, Mattress, & Frame. $400 941-441-6366 MATTRE SS & B O X Q UEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 BEDROOM SET TWIN WHITE B/S MATT DRESSER MIRROR END TBL $225 941-202-9172 C HINA C ABINET all natural wood/glass 54X17X8 delivery available $200 941-275-5837 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $40 941-257-5500 COFFEE TABLE & 2 t i ere d en d tables, solid fruitwood, leather top, $295, OBO 941-740-0357 CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $10, OBO 941-307-9211 CO U C H FABRI C f lowers/blue background 84X34X26 delivery extra $125 941-202-3696 COUCH SLEEPER S o f a R e d Good shape, $175 315-371-5827 North Port COUCH TOMMY BAHAMA wicker Excellent con. light wicker $150 941-661-2667 LOVESEAT MULTI TAN CLEAN NO PETS $30 941-202-9172 6035 FURNITURE DINETTE SET h an d -pa i nte d a ll wood 24ÂŽ tabletop 2 handmade chairs $150 941-275-5837 DINETTE S ET, TALL wrought iron 30ÂŽ table+2 fabric chairs like new $150 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET 4 8 ÂŽ mahogany table top 4 metal frame black chairs $125 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET 54ÂŽ glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $150 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET PATI O 44X44X 29 glass table 4 metal cushioned chairs $100 941-275-5837 HI G H T O P TABLE 36 ÂŽ glass w / 4 chairs $135, OBO 941-698-4244 HUT C H ANDTable S et Ethan Allen, 4 chairs, leaves, nutmeg $100 941-575-7134 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 LAZYB O Y WALLHU GG ER great condition $225 941-5804460 LIVIN G R OO M S et cream color queen sleeper, 3 green swivel rockers $225 941-286-6146 MATTRE SS Q UEEN BEAUTYREST & box-spring & steel frame $200 941-307-9211 MATTRE SS Twin. good condition$50 941-257-5500 BED MATTRESS & BOX $100 941-629-5550 MATTRE SS E S TWIN TW O + 2frames+2headboards+1nightstand $150 941-275-5837 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 RECLINER EXCELLENT cond! med. brown $70 941-661-2667 RECLINERS b y N atuz i L eat h er, off white, good cond. $100 941-662-5801 R OC KER NI C H O L S stone. solid maple. ex.cond $125 941-235-2203 S E C T. SO FA 5pcs by Thomasville light color with stripes, clean, good condition. $100 941-662-5801 S IDE+PLANT TABLE S wrought iron & wood, 9 various styles from $15 941-743-2656 SIDEBOARD/BAR SOLID WOOD-3 GLASS DOORS UP $235, OBO 941-485-2030 S LEEPER CO U C H f loral design 79X35X30 delivery available $150 941-307-9211 S LEEPER SO FA, FULL blue multi good cond $100 941-740-0262 SO FA RE C LINER, Q UEEN Orig 1200. Vibration, more $395 941-580-4460 S TEAM C LEANER O reck. Hard floors, carpet, fabrics, A-1 cond $100, OBO 941-740-0357 S WIVEL R OC KER w/ f ootstool, pink upholstery, A+, 2 avail, ea $150, OBO 941-740-0357 TABLE 41ÂŽX 58ÂŽ w //18ÂŽl ea f like new $0 941-488-5595 6038 ELECTRONICS A PEX DI G ITALDVD Player & Remote Leave Message $20 941-286-8222 B OS E 200 1 B OO K S HELF DIR./REFLSpeakers Leave Message $40 941-286-8222 JV C D O UBLE C A SS ETTE Deck Player/Rec. 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New Tires, Mirror Top and Charger STK#1823 $4995 941-769-1431 Delivery Inc. 25 MI. Visit DarsGolfCarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS LITTLE TYKE S BIKE TRAILER converts to jogger/stroller holds 2 kids $125 941-493-3851 REB O UNDER MINI TRAMP O LINE 3ft round nice shape, price firm $15 941-493-3851 REB O UNDER MINI TRAMP O LINE THIS IS SOLD NOW CANCEL AD $15 941-493-3851 SC HWINN AIRDYNE excellent condition $125, 941-697-7967 6130 SPORTING GOODS A NIMAL H O RN S For S ale: Elk horn 28ÂŽ & Whitetail deer horn 11ÂŽ. $30 860-388-9919 B O AT C HAIR Brand new boat chair. Great price, $60 941-391-6090 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! 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We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 6160 LAWN & GARDEN C HAIN S AW Jonserde Pro S p49 ccÂs 16ÂŽ bar & chain $85 941-214-8188 CHAIN SAW P ou l an P ro 20ÂŽ 50c.c. NEW $200, OBO 941-485-0681 C uddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 G ARDEN H OS E 100Ft. $20 941-661-0262 G ARDEN H OS E 50Ft. $15 941-661-0262 LAWN M O WER, Toro, 22 ÂŽ C ut, 7.5 HP, Front Wheel Drive, Stow away $270 941-257-5500 LAWNM O WER WEEDEATER 22ÂŽ High Wheel 4.75 push $65, OBO 941-485-0681 M O WER, MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30ÂŽ CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 PALM TREE In ground now $0 941-473-1080 PALM TREE In ground nowÂ„ you haulÂ„healthy-8ft.trunk $0 941-473-1080 PRE SS URE WA S HER Excell Honda 2700 psi $230, OBO 941-485-0681 RAIN BARREL DRUM 55+ gallon, translucent. 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Page 40 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 are self-employed as freelancers or independent contractors, Katz said. The proportion of Americans filing Schedule C forms, used for business income, has risen steadily in the past decade, even while the Labor DepartmentÂs surveys have found that self-employment has declined. ÂIt looks like it is increasingly difficult to measure selfemployment,ÂŽ Katz said.Contracted out? You might not have been counted, eitherKatz and KruegerÂs 2016 study found a sizable increase in Americans working for contracting firms Â„ companies that provide, for example, janitorial or security services. Many economists regard that as a bigger concern than gig workers: When a company contracts out its services, it typically does so to cut costs through lower wages or skimpier benefits. Successful companies typically pay even their lower-skilled employees above-average wages; theyÂre much less likely to do so for contractors. Yet the government counted only a subset of contract workers Â„ those who work for just one customer, like security guards at a specific building. It didnÂt include people who work for multiple customers, such as employees at a commercial laundry cleaning linen for a hotel that once did it inhouse. The government wanted to avoid also counting higher-end consultants and others who serve multiple companies. ÂA much more important phenomenon (than gig workers) is this domestic outsourcing, and we donÂt measure that very well,ÂŽ Eileen Appelbaum, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. ÂThey show up in the data as standard employees.ÂŽSo what does it matter?The governmentÂs report was the subject of intense interest in part because of the impact it might have on the policy debates surrounding independent work. Freelance advocates say their ranks are growing steadily. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeFlorida House Bill 21, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in March, goes into effect on July 1, when the prescribing of controlled substances will be more tightly regulated. ÂA lot of people who are accustomed to the routine use of opiates and opioids will Â“nd themselves cut off,ÂŽ said one local doctor. ÂThis will have some unintended consequences. The public and physicians need to know that fact. We all have to be ready.ÂŽ FloridaÂs current opioid crisis has been well documented. According to a 2017 report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, opioids were identiÂ“ed as either the cause of death or were present in the decedentÂs system in 5,725 cases in 2016. ThatÂs 1,483 more than 2015. It has been reported that opioid overdoses claim at least 16 Florida residents per day. Nevertheless, there are many patients who beneÂ“t from the medication and use it responsibly.ÂŽ The new law limits opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a three-day supply or, when deemed medically necessary, a seven-day supply. Physicians wishing to prescribe up to seven days of opioids are required to write Âacute pain exceptionÂŽ on the prescriptions. Exempted from the limits are cancer patients, people who are terminally ill and those who are receiving palliative care. According to the Florida News Service, Florida Orthopedic Society lobbyist Toni Large said that despite opioid abuse problems, he law goes Âa step too far.ÂŽ She criticized the law for not proving an exemption for people who undergo scheduled major surgery, noting that surgeons Âare going to have patients and loved ones who we are no longer going be able to effectively manage their pain.ÂŽ The law also requires both doctors and pharmacists to consult a statewide database before prescribing or dispensing controlled substances. In the past, Florida has not required physicians to use the On pain meds? Get ready for some big changes DAN | 8The human eye is often compared to a camera. Like a camera, the eye has a clear lens that focuses light rays on the retina, which is the delicate lining in the back of the eye. The retina is analogous to the film in a camera. Prior to passing through the lens, light travels through the pupil, which is the round opening in the colored part of the eye known as the iris. The pupil opens and closes to control the amount of light entering the eye just as the diaphragm in a camera does. Once the retina is stimulated by light it transmits the image through the optic nerve to the brain where it is interpreted as an identifiable object. Periodic eye exams will help to determine if oneÂs eyes are functioning properly.WHAT IS A CATARACT? A cataract is a clouding or opacification of the normally clear focusing lens of the eye. Light cannot pass through the cloudy lens easily to the retina resulting in blurred vision. This clouding occurs when proteins in the lens change, most commonly as a result of aging. Other causes of cataract include trauma, medication such as steroids, inflammation in the eye, and medical problems such as diabetes. Cataract formation is usually associated with a gradual progressive loss of vision. Frequent symptoms include: hazy, cloudy or blurred vision (e.g. difficulty with distant road signs, following a golf ball, reading a newspaper or seeing the TV screen). Additional symptoms may include glare or halos around lights, difficulty judging distances, and colors appearing faded or indistinct.The miracle of modern cataract surgeryBy NEIL B. ZUSMAN, M.D., FACS ZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTER CATARACT | 7An audience of patients with AlzheimerÂs disease listens in rapt attention as a young woman sings the French song ÂBeau Soir.ÂŽ Despite his failing mind, one of the men in the crowd, Les Dean, translates the words into English for a friend. ÂSee how the setting sun paints a river with roses,ÂŽ he whispers. ÂTremulous vision Â”oats over Â“elds of grain.ÂŽ And when the audience joins in a singalong on another tune, DeanÂs voice rumbles in a resonant baritone, ÂTake my hand, IÂm a stranger in paradise. All lost in a wonderland, a stranger in paradise.ÂŽ Dean, 76, once taught music at ChicagoÂs Senn High School, invented and sold his own music education system and sang with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Now, like many patients with AlzheimerÂs, he is to some extent lost in the past, a stranger to the present. He asks a visitor, ÂHow are the children?ÂŽ Five minutes later, he asks again, and again, unable to recall the question or the answer. But when the music plays, he smiles, and is transported to a place of beauty, where everything still makes sense. In recent years, music therapy has grown in popularity for its seeming ability to help calm people with dementia and reconnect them with their memories. Now a Northwestern University researcher is testing whether music played for residents of a suburban nursing home can be therapeutic, whether it can improve cognition, conversation and relationships. As the number of dementia Music can call back loved ones lost in AlzheimerÂs darknessBy ROBERT MCCOPPINCHICAGO TRIBUNE MUSIC | 2 TNS PHOTOVocalist Karen Archbold, left, enjoys the solo by Silverado Memory Care resident Les Dean during a concert for residents with dementia and AlzheimerÂs. At right is music therapist Amanda Ziemba. Fireworks are not the only thing that light up the sky on warm evenings. Hot, humid weather often presents the ideal conditions for the formation of thunderstorms to form. The National Severe Storms Laboratory estimates that 16 million thunderstorms occur across the globe each year. The NSSL says that, at any given moment, there are 2,000 thunderstorms in progress. In the United States, eight cities in Florida top the FarmerÂs Almanac list for the most thunderstorm-prone areas. The regionsÂ average conditions can be highly favorable for producing thunderstorms. Although thunderstorms can be exciting to watch from the safety of indoors, these storms can be strong and dangerous. Thunderstorms are often accompanied by damaging winds and large hail. Thunderstorms can move in very quickly and produce Â”ash Â”ooding conditions. The American Red Cross offers that every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Despite advance warnings, people are killed or seriously injured by severe thunderstorms each year. Respecting the power of a thunderstorm can help keep people safe. Â€ Follow the 30/30 lightning safety rule. When lightning Â”ashes, immediately go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing a thunder clap. Remain indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last rumble of thunder. Â€ Upon hearing thunder, get out of boats, pools and other bodies of water. Â€ Unplug electronic equipment that may be susceptible to damage from power surges caused by lightning hitting power lines. Â€ Be sure to have a Â”ashlight and extra batteries handy in the event of a power outage. Â€ Listen to the local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Â€ Get to higher ground if Â”ash Â”ooding is possible. Â€ Avoid contact with plumbing Â“xtures, as water conducts electricity. Â€ Do not try to drive during severe thunderstorms. Afterward, do not drive through standing puddles. They may be too deep to gauge.Â€ Stay away from windows. Â€ If you are caught outdoors, seek shelter if possible. If shelter is not available, Â“nd a low area away from metal areas or tall objects that can attract lightning. Curl into a ball and make yourself as small as possible. Â€ After the storm, stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately. Stay safe during thunderstormsPROVIDED BY MCC PHOTO PROVIDEDFollow the 30/30 lightning safety rule. When lightning ashes, immediately go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing a thunder clap. 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Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 email@example.com Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Myers Daniel Dykes email@example.com 941-205-6409 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@sun-herald. com. News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in SundayÂs edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-206-1135.Feeling Fit FEELING FIT 2 patients grows Â„ to nearly one in three seniors by the time of death Â„ advocates hope to get insurance and Medicare to extend music therapy to everyone who could beneÂ“t from it. In the process, caregivers whose parents or partners have grown distant, confused and agitated are Â“nding new ways to share meaningful moments with the ones they love. A person with dementia can recede so far that he or she is no longer responsive, suggesting personality and consciousness have been lost. But in his book ÂMusicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain,ÂŽ the renowned late neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks wrote that heÂd seen such patients shiver or weep while listening to music. ÂOnce one has seen such responses,ÂŽ he wrote, Âone knows that there is still a self to be called upon, even if music, and only music, can do the calling.ÂŽ Research has suggested beneÂ“ts from music therapy for people with autism, depression, schizophrenia, brain injuries and cancer. Newborns in intensive care have been found to gain weight faster when exposed to music. For people recovering from a stroke, the rhythm of music can help them regain their gait. Those with aphasia, whoÂve lost the ability to speak, sometimes can sing familiar songs, and some can eventually be taught to transition from singing to talking. Such therapy, known as melodic intonation treatment, was used to help Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover her speech after she was shot in the head. Researchers suspect this may be particularly useful for patients with damage to the left side of the brain, because music emphasizes use of the right side of the brain, providing a potential alternate route to develop new nerve pathways. For some people with dementia, music therapy has been shown to enhance attention and cognition, to improve behavior while reducing the use of psychoactive drugs, and to reduce anxiety and depression. Singing songs can help prompt speciÂ“c memories that otherwise might have been forgotten completely, experts say. And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Some patients get very agitated by being disoriented, and might throw things or lash out at others. But when they hear music from their youth, it can put them in a familiar environment and help them feel more at ease. On the other end of the spectrum, some patients are so nonresponsive, or so heavily medicated, they may need music to wake them up and get them moving. Intrigued by the potantial beneÂ“ts, Dr. Borna Bonakdarpour, a neurologist with Northwestern UniversityÂs Feinberg School of Medicine, put together a music therapy study this spring at Silverado Orchard Park Memory Care Community in Morton Grove. Each week for 12 weeks, the Evanston-based nonproÂ“t Institute for Therapy Through the Arts held concerts for 10 Silverado residents. The musicians are specially trained to apply their skills to therapy, often by interacting with patients during performances, and getting them to beat on drums, sing, and dance. The $84,000 program is funded by an anonymous donor. A similar group of residents in another nursing home went without the therapy to compare results. Since Â“nishing the initial study period in April, researchers are analyzing the results, and hope to try the same treatment for the opposite group in the future. ÂMusic therapy is gaining more conÂ“dence now as an intervention, so this is a very exciting time,ÂŽ Bonakdarpour said. ÂWe thought when people get AlzheimerÂs, theyÂre done, because thereÂs no medicine to cure it. But thereÂs so much we can do to have an impact and improve their quality of life.ÂŽ One music therapy program, Songs by Heart, boasts locations in several states, including 18 sites in Illinois. It was started in 2015 by Evanston native Nancy Gustafson, a soprano who has performed in EuropeÂs major opera houses with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Georg Solti. GustafsonÂs mother had dementia and couldnÂt speak with or even recognize her daughter. But when Gustafson tried playing piano and singing for her, she says, her mother began singing along and talking, to her daughterÂs amazement. At Silverado, before the concert began, some of the residents were subdued, showing little emotion, not saying much. The ensemble-a pianist, cellist, singer and percussionistbegan to play. There were some classic instrumentals, like a piano-cello duet of ÂThe Swan,ÂŽ and some crowd-pleasing singalongs, like ÂGet Happy.ÂŽ The group previously played ÂOver the Rainbow,ÂŽ but found that was too emotional for some of the residents. Many in the audience followed the tempo with tambourines, small drums or hand claps. Some got up and danced. At least one still looked down, showing no reaction. Administrators say some residents seem a bit livelier or more talkative the rest of the week. Even if the program doesnÂt make lasting changes for some, itÂs designed to at least recreate a connection between patients and their caregivers and families, said Silverado administrator Rachele Demaster. ÂThereÂs just that intimacy again, the holding of hands, the sparkle in the eye. ItÂs really cute,ÂŽ she said. ÂTheyÂre rekindling their relationship and love for one another. ItÂs something that often gets lost during the progression of this disease.ÂŽ Not all of the nursing home residents have AlzheimerÂs. Doug Brown, the youngest member of the music therapy group at 57, has a brain tumor called glioblastoma, the same type as Sen. John McCain. Originally from Mississippi, Brown played in an Irish folk band in the 1980s, his girlfriend Cris Noll said. The couple are huge music fans, and met by literally bumping into each other in line at a Paul McCartney appearance in London in 1997. Brown worked as a computer programming analyst and lived with Noll until last year, when he began losing some of his rational thought, and Noll became afraid to leave him alone. So Brown moved into the nursing home last year, where he remains seemingly content, though Noll called his disease Âheartbreaking.ÂŽ He doesnÂt know what day it is, or when it was his birthday recently. But when it comes to music, Noll said, ÂHe loves watching the musicians play. He sang the songs. Even in his condition, itÂs funny how music will spark a memory.ÂŽ After some of the sessions, Brown borrowed a musicianÂs guitar and found he could still play the EaglesÂ ÂPeaceful Easy Feeling.ÂŽ Another resident, Verna Sadock, was a well-known courtroom sketch artist in Chicago for years, covering trials of the Chicago 7, singer R. Kelly, and former governor Rod Blagojevich, producing drawings that were seen on the nightly news. She lived in Lake Point Tower with her husband, Bob Hirsch, sold paintings in local galleries and attended concerts in Millennium Park. But without her work, her thoughts became disjointed. She began hanging out in her buildingÂs lobby, had trouble Â“nding her way home and started speaking out at inopportune times, such as in the middle of a concert Â„ a symptom of the dementia invading her mind. She moved to the nursing home last year. From the time as a toddler when she climbed on a chair and started drawing on the wall, Hirsch said, SadockÂs Â“rst love was visual arts, and her paintings decorate her room Â„ some depicting a lone, fashionably-dressed woman, possibly herself Â„ in exotic locales. But her parents were musicians, and she was also musical, Â”abbergasting onlookers some years ago when she borrowed an accordion and played ÂLady of Spain.ÂŽ When the therapists came to perform, she clapped, smiled, and played the tambourine. ÂIt really got to her,ÂŽ Hirsch said. ÂI could see she was engaged.ÂŽ After the conerts at the nursing home, the residents broke into smaller groups to share their thoughts. When asked what he did for a living, Dean didnÂt answer that he was a retired music teacher, but simply said, ÂIÂm a music teacher.ÂŽ He still occasionally plays piano, and sings for his own enjoyment. He recently went to his friend Lisabeth WeinerÂs home for Passover and chanted prayers in Hebrew that he learned as a child. ÂAs a musician, he goes to that zone and it all comes back to him,ÂŽ Weiner said. ÂThose are very deep memories. He can still reach in and Â“nd them and still do it beautifully. ÂThe thing you learn about AlzheimerÂs is, you have to help the patient enjoy life in the moment,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt provides a lot of enjoyment for him in the moment.ÂŽ The Longest DayThe Longest Day, is an event to honor those who face AlzheimerÂs disease with strength, heart and endurance. Held annually on summer solstice, it is a great opportunity to raise funds and increase awareness about the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. The public is invited to join South Port Square from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 21, for a high-energy, educational event. Local resources will be ready to assist you by giving you the ability to ÂFight to RememberÂ together. The event will be held in the Town Hall at South Port Square, 23013 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-235-4500.MUSICFROM PAGE 1Â€ Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 941-473-0135. Â€ Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. Â€ Venice Beach Pavilion: MondayThursday at 7:30 p.m. Â€ North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday Â€ Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over Â„ you never know when or where until that week. To find out about these special complimentary classes be sure to ÂlikeÂŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. ThatÂs where weÂll be announcing each class. For more information, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ events/457262644704941, website www.theyogasanctuary or call 941-505-9642. Â€ International Day of Yoga. Thursday, June 21, marks the 4th annual International Day of Yoga as proclaimed by the United Nations to promote the health benefits of yoga worldwide. Ananda Yoga will be offering free classes all day, beginning with Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga at 9 a.m., Life Force Energy Exercise at 10:45 a.m., Intro to Belly Dance at 12:15 p.m., Restorative Yoga at 2 p.m., Energy Vinyasa Flow/Sun Salutations at 4 p.m. and ending with Yoga Nidra at 6 p.m. Millions of people around the world will be gathering to celebrate and practice yoga. Ananda Yoga will be accepting donations on behalf of the Grand Circle Foundation for the Dhonk WomenÂs Cooperative in Ramsinghpura, India. Ananda Yoga is located at 13035 Tamiami Trail, Ste E, North Port. For more information a bout the studio in general or directions, call Teri Michel at 941-875-8582. If you would like your free yoga event added to our events, email email@example.com. 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Page 28 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic is thrilled to announce that they have been selected as a grant recipient by Project Detect, Inc. in the amount of $54,000. With these funds, the clinic will be able to continue to provide essential preventive mammogram screenings, as well as other cancer screenings, to the hundreds of uninsured and at risk women and men in our Charlotte community. Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic receives grant from Project Detect, Inc.Provided by C ANDEE GULICKCEJAY ASSOCIATES, LLC Janice Chupka (left), the VBA Clinic, Director of Clinic Services; Noreen Chervinski, center; the VBA Clinic Director of Operations and Volunteer Services and Suzanne Roberts, M.Ed. the VBA Clinic and Pharmacy Chief Executive Ocer PHOTOS PROVIDEDProject Detect Board of Directors and the VBA Clinic Leadership Team at the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic in Port CharlotteIn todayÂs world when so many people Â“nd it difÂ“cult to cater to their Â“tness and health needs, it is refreshing to observe individuals who are committed to staying healthy. Staying in shape and healthy are no easy tasks. They require knowledge, a desire to be ones best and the will to do the work that has to be done. My seven years, working at the Cultural CenterÂs Fitness Center, have exposed me to some of the most awesome people to be found anywhere. These are the folks who get to the gym at 6 a.m. when most others are still asleep. These are the incredible souls who Â„ in spite of the weather, doctor appointments, pain at various parts of the body, etc., still manage to Â“nd the time and energy to carry out their daily training. These are people like Bob and Pearl Hull. Bob and Pearl have been together since 2000. They met while at church. Bob had taken a Âstain-glassÂŽ class at the Cultural Center. Anxious to display his newly acquired skill he volunteered to assist with a stain glass project at his church. Pearl was also involved with the project. That is when they met. Since that time, they have had a most exciting life. They traveled to Europe twice and are still quite ahappy and in love. Things that are most noticeable about Bob and Pearl are their closeness and commitment to staying healthy. Seldom do you see them not holding hands, and, as expressed by both, they have been that way since they met. Their interest in Â“tness and health started when a friend told Pearl about the Cultural CenterÂs Fitness Center. They have been members of the gym for over three years and train at least three days each week. Bob and Pearl are no different than most couples you would meet. What, if anything, makes them different is their understanding that a secret to long life is the maintenance of good health. Pearl is 97, and Bob is 94. Looking at the both of them, you would never believe that. May they continue to dedicate their lives to God, each other and the pursuit of good health. To improve your Â“tness and health, call 941-6254175, ext. 263 or visit the Fitness Center at: 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.Couple committed to staying healthyBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYÂS FITNESS CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDBob and Pearl Hull ItÂs an ambitious goal: Recruit 1 million people to contribute their time and, in some cases, DNA toward a research project aimed at learning how to better treat diseases based on genetics, lifestyle and environment. Northwestern University research assistant professor Joyce Ho says sheÂs up for the challenge. Health care institutions across the country are taking part in the All of Us Research Program, and Ho is NorthwesternÂs lead investigator on the project. The Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium, which includes Northwestern, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem, has received $51 million from the National Institutes of Health to gather data and samples from 93,000 volunteers over the next Â“ve years. Participants share health and lifestyle information and, in some cases, physical measurements and samples of blood and urine. Data from the program will ultimately be available to researchers, and group data will be available the public. Q: What is precision medicine? A: Precision medicine is a way to approach medical discoveries and biomedical research where itÂs not just onesize-Â“ts-all, itÂs taking into account multiple aspects of each personÂs unique characteristics such as the environment that you live in, your diet and exercise, your family history, your genetic background and just your lifestyle, in general. Q: What will be done with the information gathered through All of Us? A: All the data thatÂs going to be collected will serve as a really valuable resource for anyone who wants to conduct research to try to achieve better knowledge of illnesses, how to prevent them and treatments. A lot of times (doctors) canÂt actually tailor treatment to individual patients because we just donÂt know enough about each person. Through the All of Us Research Program, we hope the information available will eventually lead to a way to uncover patterns and also get to know each personÂs unique characteristics, so these tailored treatments and prevention can actually be delivered to patients. Q: How many participants do you have so far? A: We have more than 3,000 in Illinois right now. Q: How can people get involved? A: People can go to joinallofus.org where they will be able to Â“nd out more about the program and create an account. Q: How could this change medical care in the future? A: The potentials are immense. Nowadays, for example, (with) cancer patients there are ways to know about the genetic background of the patient or the actual tumor, to be able to match those patients with treatments that are speciÂ“c to them. That is the point of precision medicine and All of Us, where we know that that type of technology and approach can really be applied to not just cancer but all sorts of very important and serious public health threats. Q: How did you Â“rst get involved in precision medicine? A: I have been a faculty member at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern for more than 10 years and IÂve had a lot of experience managing large research programs. I am myself a person of ethnic minority background. 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The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 Bayfront Health has opened a new 19,900 square foot medical ofÂ“ce building in North Port, offering laboratory, wellness and rehab services, and also houses Bayfront Health Medical Group physicians, specialty physicians, and walk-in primary care providers. Located in the Cocoplum Village Shops, at 18669 Tamiami Trail, this facility replaces the existing North Port Healthpark location that was about 1 mile north on U.S. 41, and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lab services open at 7:30 a.m. Some doctorsÂ ofÂ“ce hours may vary. The initial list of services and providers is expected to expand over the coming months. Currently, the residents of the City of North Port and surrounding areas have access to the following, all under one roof: Â€ Laboratory services from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients are encouraged to call 941-4235045 to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Â€ Rehab and Wellness services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to include physical therapy, occupational therapy, balance and vestibular therapy, and speech therapy. Patients are encouraged to call 941-4235030 to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Â€ Bayfront Health Medical GroupÂs Jennifer DÂAbarno, M.D. and Hernn Fuentes, M.D., obstetr icians and gynecologists, will see patients Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients are encouraged to call 941-4235035 to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Â€ Regional Cardiac & Vascular AssociatesÂ interventional cardiologists Joseph Balzano, M.D., Edmund Bermudez, M.D., James Landis, M.D., and Steven Shoemaker, M.D., and Bayfront Health Medical GroupÂs Michele Gero, M.D., family medicine, Pamela Miller, D.O., internal medicine, and Michael Hibbs, DNP-C. Patients are encouraged to call 844-366-9362 to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Â€ Additional specialty physicians, including Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D., gastroenterology, Tracy Ng, D.O., orthopedic surgery, Edmund G. Witkowski, M.D., orthopedic surgery, David Chan, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Domingo Galliano, Jr., M.D., FACS, FASCRS, colorectal surgery, Thomas Kartis, M.D., cardiothoracic surgery, Nandheesha Hanumanthappa M.D., nephrology, Kianoosh Kaveh D.O., nephrology, Rohit Pankhaniya, M.D., nephrology, Jaideep Hingorani, M.D., nephrology, Lalita Thatte, M.D., nephrology, Donald Garrow, M.D., gastroenterology, and Douglas Hershkowitz M.D., neurosurgery, will also rotate through the location. OfÂ“ce hours vary per provider. Patients are encouraged to call the providers ofÂ“ce to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Â€ Walk-in services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, provided by board-certiÂ“ed physicians and experienced staff, providing treatment for sprains, strains and fractures, common cold, lacerations, minor burns and allergic reactions. Additional services include school and sports physicals, IV Â”uids, vaccines, including Â”u and tetanus, TB tests, X-Ray and lab services, pre-employment services and workersÂ compensation, drug, alcohol and tobacco screenings and immigration physicals. No appointment is necessary. Patients are encouraged to call 844-3669362 to learn more. ÂSince 1998, Bayfront Health has been offering outpatient and specialty services in North Port to residents and visitors,ÂŽ said Tim Cerullo, market CEO for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. ÂThis investment in the City of North Port allows us to continue to bring high level physician expertise in a high end facility. This new location expands our services and underscores our commitment to the City of North Port that you can trust Bayfront Health when it comes to providing important health services, close to home. We are excited about this new location and the dozens of licensed staff and physicians that will be here for the residents of North Port and south Sarasota County.ÂŽBayfront Health opens new medical office building in North PortProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA PHOTO PROVIDEDBayfront Health has opened a new 19,900-square-foot medical oce building in North Port. FEELING FIT 5 June 19, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Â„ Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. June 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Â„ Top 10 Things You Can Do For Arthritis. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Learn tips to help you cope and find solutions for relief. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. June 19, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.-Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a registered nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents.com. June 20, 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 moms-to-be Â„ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. June 21, 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 first 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. June 23, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Â„ What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Bariatric Services Suite, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. If youÂre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. 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. June 25, 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. June 26, 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. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES 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. And, with a team of dedicated medical specialists, we can provide a lot more care, if you need it. The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. 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Page 30 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 NEWS & NOTESGuardian Ad Litem child advocate orientationThe Florida Guardian Ad Litem program supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by the adults in their life. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in your community, attend a one hour orientation at the GAL ofÂ“ce 18500 Murdock Circle, Bldg. B Suite 203, Port Charlotte. Orientation will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18. Open to all full-time residents at least 21 years of age with 8 to 10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own schedule with staff support and free training. For more information or to sign up for orientation call, 941-613-3233.ÂQuarters for a CauseÂHearing Impaired Persons is hosting a ÂQuarters for a CauseÂŽ fundraiser on June 19, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the Quarter Auction begins at 6:30. Paddle rental is $3. Bring rolls of quarters for bidding and extra cash for a 50/50 rafÂ”e and other rafÂ”e items. There will be food and drink available for purchase. Proceeds will beneÂ“t the program services of Hearing Impaired Persons.Neuro Challenge Foundation for ParkinsonÂsÂ€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and ParkinsonÂ Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 20. Â€ Punta Gorda ParkinsonÂs Support Group ÂUnderstanding Your Options for LongTerm CareÂŽ with Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay from Care Patrol: Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 22. Â€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and ParkinsonÂ Power Hour with Karla Brody, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 27. Â€ North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP; An exercise program focusing on breath support, posture, and vocal function exercises for improved vocal performance: Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m. on June 28. Â€ Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD) Special Event: Voice Aerobics and Cognitive Exercise with Dr. John Moore: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 28.WorldÂs largest swim lessonCome join the Charlotte Community Services Department and participate in the ninth annual WorldÂs Largest Swim Lesson on from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on June 21, at Charlotte County aquatic facilities in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Englewood. Tens of thousands of people worldwide will participate in the event highlighting the importance of water safety education to prevent drowning. It is free for children ages six and above to participate, but registration is limited so register today. For more information, contact Marc Solomon, recreation superintendent at 941-627-1628, ext.103 or email marc.solomon@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov.5K Run ClubCity of North Port Parks and Recreation hosts a 5K Run Club at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 West Price Blvd., North Port Â„ every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., through June 27. This is the chance to train to run and complete a 5K race. Novice runners will learn how to safely begin running and improve their endurance throughout the program. Participants completing the program will receive a free entry in the Firecracker 5K Race. For more information visit www.cityofnorthport.com.Childbirth Education Programs offeredSarasota Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive childbirth education programs at its North Port Health Care Center, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. All sessions are taught by qualiÂ“ed instructors, on a rotating monthly schedule. For the educational sessions, youÂll need to sign-up in advance. We recommend signing up for classes by your second trimester and Â“nishing them four weeks prior to your due date. Upcoming classes include: Â€ Wednesday, June 27: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Â€ Monday, July 9: CPR for Infants 6:30 p.m. Â… 8 p.m. Â€ Saturday, July 21: Prepared Childbirth Class 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Â€ Wednesday, July 25: Baby Care Basics 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Â€ Monday, Aug. 13: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Â€ Saturday, Aug. 18: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. Â… 5 p.m. Â€ Wednesday, Aug. 22: CPR for Infants 6:30 p.m. Â… 8 p.m. Â€ Monday, Sept. 10: Baby Care Basics 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Â€ Saturday, Sept. 15: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. Â… 5 p.m. Â€ Wednesday, Sept. 26: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. Register online at babies. smh.com.ÂChristmas in JulyÂFriendship Centers in Charlotte County are planning its second annual ÂHealthy At HomeÂŽ donation drive. Please consider providing some extra cheer this summer by donating a practical, thoughtful item that will be gifted to clients whose needs are year Âround. Suggested donations include: laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, dish detergent, Handi-wipes, cleaning wipes, large bars of soap, toothpaste, Polident/ Fixadent, incontinence pads, tea and instant coffee, nylon mesh body scrubbers, body wash, deodorant, dog and cat food, art supplies, puzzle books. Donations can be dropped off from July 1 to 31 at 27420 Voyageur Drive, Harbor Heights or any of the following participating partners: Â€ River Commons, 2305 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte Â€ Chelsea Place Adult Day Center, 3626 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte Â€ C.A.R.E., 6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood Â€ St. MaryÂs Primitive Baptist Church, 605 Mary Street, Punta Gorda For more information, call Jeanne at Friendship Centers at 941-255-0723.ÂMinding Our EldersÂJoin Karen Hallenbeck, Senior Living Advisor, Writer, Executive Director and Host of ÂMinding Our Elders,ÂŽ is on the air at 11 a.m. every other Monday on WCCF 1580AM. Seventeen years as an Executive Director of Assisted Living Memory Care Communities has given Karen the expertise and empathy to assist families in their journey through senior living. Topics on ÂMinding Our EldersÂŽ will include how to choose the ÂrightÂŽ community for your loved one, transitioning at a community, what legal issues should be completed, common questions about placement or how families can endure the emotional impact of caring for their loved one. You can share your story or make comments during the show by calling in at 941-206-1580 or go to www.wccfam.com for the ÂMinding Our EldersÂŽ blog.Faith and fitnessSara Dorato, a Michigan native who moved to Punta Gorda in 2007, combines her passions for Â“tness and faith in the revolutionary movement of Revelation Fitness. Come to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church at 21075 Quesada Ave. and youÂll Â“nd a group of smiling faces wiping the sweat off their brow during an intense workout meets worship experience. ÂRevelation Fitness is the perfect Â“t for the person who is looking to get more out of their workouts than just sore muscles,ÂŽ said Alisa Keeton, Founder of Revelation Wellness and the Â“tness ministry which has multiple afÂ“liates all throughout the United States, plus some in Canada and Mexico. Revelation Fitness, which is open to anyone of any faith or none, operates without a fee, but rather on a donation basis. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. There is also a Saturday morning class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Port (back part of the church where the preschool is.) To Â“nd out more information about Revelation Wellness, visit www. RevelationWellness.org. PHOTO PROVIDED PHOTO PROVIDEDFirst Row: Mary Ellen, RN/Hyperbaric Technician; Lauren Westforth, RN; Serena Maher, Oce Coordinator; Nancy Frank, Wound Management Director; Glenna Schnebly, Program Director and Leslie Tiany, RN. 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The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 31 FEELING FIT 7HISTORY OF CATARACT TREATMENTYears ago, one waited until blindness set in from a ÂmatureÂŽ or ÂripeÂŽ cataract since the surgical techniques were limited. The recovery included lying motionless for days with sandbags anchoring oneÂs head. Numerous stitches were necessary to close the large surgical wound. These stitches caused distortion of the cornea, known as astigmatism, which significantly effected the vision. Postoperatively, patients required thick ÂCoke-bottleÂŽ glasses or contact lenses to see Â„ both had disadvantages.ADVANCEMENTS IN CATARACT SURGERYOver the past 25-30 years, there have been great advancements in techniques and technology concerning cataract surgery. Typically, the surgery is on an outpatient basis and the recovery time is much shorter. There are much fewer postoperative limitations and restrictions. The most popular modern technique for cataract extraction involves the use of high frequency sound waves to gently break up the cataract into tiny pieces. In this sophisticated technique, known as phacoemulsification, ultrasound waves vibrate at approximately 40,000 cycles per second. Rather than expressing the large cataract out of the eye in bulk, the tiny pieces are simultaneously removed through a microscopic suction device. The entire process is performed through a tiny incision measuring less than 1Â‡8 of an inch. Phacoemulsification is the gold standard in cataract surgery. Over the past few years, there has been new excitement about laser cataract surgery. This has been FDA approved and it is in its infancy. There are misconceptions about laser cataract surgery. Currently, the laser can perform incisions for astigmatism as well as those needed to enter the eye with instruments. It can also open the capsule around the lens to give access to the cataract. Finally, it could possibly soften the cataract if it is hard. With the exception of the latter, all of these procedures have been performed with great success over the past 3 decades without the need of a laser! Furthermore, manual phacoemulsification (the main procedure for removing the cataract) is still necessary in conjunction with the laser! Finally, regardless of insurance, there is a substantial out of pocket cost to the patient who desires laser. Other disadvantages of the laser include: more time consuming, the patient needs to move to two different machines, parts of the procedure can actually be more difficult to perform. There is no peer reviewed journal article providing evidence that final visual outcome is superior with use of the laser. Having said that, this is an exciting time and the technology is sure to improve. Once the cataract is removed, it is replaced with an artificial lens known as an intraocular lens implant. Lens implants, smaller than the diameter of a pencil, are made optically correct for each individual, just as eyeglasses are. These implants also last a lifetime. Modern implants are made out of a pliable material such as silicone or acrylic. This allows the implant to be folded Âlike a tacoÂŽ and inserted through the small surgical wound. The implant then unfolds in the eye in a controlled manner. This allows the small unenlarged wound to self seal without a stitch. This results in less induced astigmatism, less inflammation, more rapid healing, and more rapid visual recovery. There are many choices for lens implants and it is critical to discuss this at length with your surgeon. Now one can choose from ÂmultifocalÂŽ lenses, ÂaccommodativeÂŽ lenses or lenses that correct astigmatism. Many patients are not candidates for these advanced technology lenses and they must be aware of the limitations and potential side effects. Advanced technology lenses typically have an out of pocket cost to the patient. In the right candidate, they perform extremely well.NO NEEDLE, NO STITCH, NO PATCHThe state-of-the art technique is performed with no needle, no stitch, and no patch. Before the development of this technique, anesthesia for cataract surgery was generally given by a needle injection behind the eye. This would not only numb the eye, but also paralyze the eye movement. Utilizing the injection, a patch over the treated eye was required postoperatively. With this procedure, there is a risk of the needle perforating the eye or blindness from severe bleeding behind the eye. There is also the risk of a droopy eyelid and permanent double vision from the injection. Also, patients on blood thinners, such as Coumadin, may be advised to discontinue their medication for several days preoperatively. This poses a great risk to patients in regards to blood clots and stroke. Although the injection technique is still being used, and may in fact be preferred in certain situations (e.g. tremors, dementia, mature cataract, or uncooperative patient), the no needle, no stitch, and no patch cataract surgery has dramatically grown in popularity due to its safety and success. This new procedure replaces the needle injection with the use of topical numbing eye drops as the anesthetic. By eliminating the needle, there is no risk of perforation of the eye. There is also minimal to no bleeding because the small incision is made through the clear cornea which does not contain blood vessels. Patients do not have to stop their blood thinners. After the surgery there is no need for a patch because the eye drops do not paralyze the eye and cause double vision like the needle injection. In addition, with the small, self-sealing sutureless wound there is less inflammation, less ocular discomfort, and less induced astigmatism. Due to the speedy recovery, many patients are seeing well the same day of surgery. The surgical eye frequently looks as good as the other eye as if no procedure was performed! Patients often return to their daily activities the very next day. With the recovery being quicker, those patients who need glasses will be able to obtain the correct prescription earlier than they could with the older surgical techniques. WHEN SHOULD CATARACT SURGERY BE CONSIDERED?The decision to have cataract surgery is an individual one and the ophthalmologist can assist in this process. A cataract can be removed at any stage of its development and one does not have to wait until it is Âripe.ÂŽ In fact, waiting until the cataract becomes mature makes the cataract extraction much more difficult for the surgeon and there is a higher incidence of complications. When the visual impairment from cataract interferes with oneÂs job or daily activities it is reasonable to consider surgery. Many patients decide to have surgery when they begin having difficulty with halos or glare from lights, driving, reading, or following the golf ball. Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. However, like all surgeries, there are certain risks of complications which the patient should be informed about preoperatively. In summary, small incision cataract surgery under topical anesthesia has enthusiastically grown in popularity to become the preferred technique. There are overwhelming reports of rapid return to excellent vision, faster healing time, less induced astigmatism, and generally happier patients. For these reasons, the trend toward further improvements in technology with no needle, no stitch, and no patch cataract surgery will continue. Neil B. Zusman, M.D., FACS specializes in no needle, no stitch, no patch cataract surgery. He also offers comprehensive eye care including evaluation and treatment of glaucoma, evaluation of diabetes and macular degeneration, laser eye surgery, eyelid surgery and reconstruction, contact lenses, and exams for children and adults. There is an optical shop and a licensed optician on the premises offering the latest styles in glasses. Dr. Zusman is a board certified ophthalmologist and a consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was voted Best Ophthalmologist in Charlotte County from 2011-2014. He has been serving Charlotte County since 1988. Zusman Eye Care Center is located at 3430 Tamiami Trail, Suite A in Port Charlotte. For further questions about modern cataract surgery or other eye care need, call 941-624-4500.CATARACTFROM PAGE 1 IMAGES PROVIDED PLEASE GIVE BLOOD HELP SAVE LIVES www.MillenniumPhysician.com Our North Port oce treats the whole family! 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Page 32 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 Al Shuman, his wife Linda, son Andy along with a number of assistants run ShumanÂs ATA, where they teach tai kwondo and krav maga, an Israeli based form of self-defense. They are based in Port Charlotte. This class is in association with the SherriÂs oce, which they have been aliated for 15 years. The concept of the class is to stun and run and is used to help women gain self-condence. The class was held at the KaysPonger & Uselton Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Punta Gorda. A number of former students have come back to say they have use some of the techniques learned to defend themselves.Women learn to stun and run at self-defense class Angelina Creech uses her loud voice as she kicks at a pad. Ashleigh Rankin, left, grabs her mother AnnÂs wrist during an escape scenario. PHOTOS BY SANDY MACYSSelf-defense instructor Linda Shuman, left, teaches Holli Fleming, center, how to get out of a headlock by Joyce Foutch. Crav maga and tai kwondo instructor Andy Shuman, left, uses a self-defense move on his father Al. Claudia Duggan allows her training partner to demonstrate pressure points on the face. Theresa Maloney, right, 79, punches at a bag as third degree black belt Rene Willis holds on. FEELING FIT 8 database, known as the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMC), which is designed to prevent addicts from visiting multiple doctors or pharmacies for drugs. Failing to consult the PDMC could result in a series of citations and possible misdemeanor charges if that failure is determined to be willful. In addition, the law requires all persons authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete a boardapproved two-hour continuing education course on controlled substances every two years. Pharmacists are required to report a slew of identifying information and details each time a prescription for a controlled substance is Â“lled. When Gov. Scott signed the bill, he said it is critical to Âstop the addiction in the beginning. IÂve met a lot of families all across the state who are dealing with drug abuse. I have a family member thatÂs dealt with both alcoholism and drug abuse, and I can tell you itÂs very difÂ“cult for a family.ÂŽ While some physicians and pharmacists objected, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Land oÂ Lakes Republican who took part the bill-signing event, defended the approach. Speaking about the three-day prescription limit, Corcoran was quoted as saying: ÂIs that an inconvenience? Yes. Is an inconvenience worth saving 50,000 lives nationwide? Absolutely.ÂŽ House Commerce Chairman Jim Boyd, a Bradenton Republican who sponsored the bill, described it as Âanother step to curbing this epidemic.ÂŽ On the other hand, chronic pain sufferers like Darryl Paulson believe the new law will do more harm than good. An emeritus professor of government at USF St. Petersburg, Paulson has written several columns in the Tampa Bay Times expressing his opposition to the law. Even though his chronic pain makes him exempt from new restrictions, Paulson says the law creates a huge burden for people who desperately need relief. ÂThese people are getting the medicine because they need it, not because they are trying to abuse it,ÂŽ Paulson said, adding his opinion that the politicians Âare attacking a problem that simply doesnÂt exist.ÂŽ He said the governorÂs own Drug Enforcement Strike Force has effectively reduced the number of oxycodone pills distributed in the state by more than half. Where 98 of the top 100 doctors prescribing oxycodone lived in Florida in 2010, by 2013 only two of the top 100 prescribers were Floridians, Paulson noted. He accused legislators of passing the bill for political reasons, so Âthey can all go back and tell their constituents they cracked down on drug abusers.ÂŽ Paulson said the burden is particularly severe for senior citizens. ÂWe have more people over 65 than any other state,ÂŽ he said. ÂMany of these people have pain, thatÂs maybe not chronic, but itÂs severe. Instead of going to a pain specialist once a month, now theyÂll have to go anywhere from four to 10 times. Doctors arenÂt going to be able to do examinations because theyÂre not going to have time to do them.ÂŽ Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.DANFROM PAGE 1 ItÂs important to know who to trust with your familyÂs health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized with the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Â€ 941.629.1181 Â€ FawcettHospital.com adno=50536898
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Â„ When Arnoldo Valle-Levinson asks St. Augustine residents what they think of saltwater intrusion, heÂs often met with eyes as glassy as the Atlantic on a calm morning. The term may be off the radar of some coastal residents but the process is happening, will accelerate and will cause expensive headaches for cities with water systems and for homeowners with wells. ÂMunicipalities should start preparing, and the way you start preparing is by understanding what is happening now and what can happen,ÂŽ said Valle-Levinson, a professor in the University of FloridaÂs Civil and Coastal Engineering Department. ÂI ask people in St. Augustine, ÂDo you worry about saltwater intrusion?Â They are not paying attention to it. When they start getting brackish water in their wells or in the cityÂs water supply, itÂs going to be too late. They will not be able to act quickly.ÂŽ Salt water can creep into the aquifer during droughts that deplete fresh water, allowing the salty liquid to Â”ow in. It can also invade the aquifer when too much fresh water is pumped out. But the saltwater intrusion the experts say is inevitable for FloridaÂs coasts will be far more extensive and more expensive. Salt water is heavier than fresh water. As the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico rise higher, salt water will push its way into the aquifer and then overtake the fresh water. It will also push farther up rivers such as the St. Johns and Suwannee, changing their ecosystems and in some cases Â”owing into freshwater springs. Already, salt water can sometimes be detected in the St. Johns at Palatka. That will become far more frequent. Saltwater intrusion began years ago in wells along the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties. Salt water intruding into shallow wells used for irrigation means the wells, in some cases, can no longer be used to water lawns or shrubs. ÂThey have a world of trouble,ÂŽ said Mark Watkins, owner of Atlantic Drilling Corporation in Daytona Beach, speaking of the wells on the Flagler County coast. ÂThe shallow wells on the peninsula are all pretty salty.ÂŽ The deep wells on the northern peninsula of Volusia County, around Ormond-by-the-Sea also have salt The News Wire Sunday, June 17, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER 17 killed after nightclub brawl in VenezuelaSee page 3. SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOThis is the rst portion of the St. JohnÂs after it leaves the marsh that makes up its headwaters that isnÂt part of a manmade canal.Wells and even springs face brackish futureBy CINDY SWIRKODAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNALVATICAN CITY Â„ Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the Âwhite gloveÂŽ equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association, ditching his prepared remarks to speak from the heart about families and the trials they undergo. He lamented how some couples choose not to have any children, while others resort to pre-natal testing to see if their baby has any malformations or genetic problems. ÂThe Â“rst proposal in such a case is, ÂDo we get rid of it?ÂÂŽ Francis said. ÂThe murder of children. To have an easy life, they get rid of an innocent.ÂŽ Francis recalled that as a child he was horriÂ“ed to hear stories from his teacher about children Âthrown from the mountainÂŽ if they were born with malformations. ÂToday we do the same thing,ÂŽ he said. ÂLast century, the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves,ÂŽ Francis said. The pope urged families to accept children Âas God gives them to us.ÂŽ Francis has repeated the strict antiabortion stance of his predecessors and integrated it into his broader condemnation of what he calls todayÂs Âthrow-away culture.ÂŽ He has frequently lamented how the sick, the poor, the elderly and the unborn are considered unworthy of protection and dignity by a society that prizes instead individual prowess.Pope: Abortion is Âwhite gloveÂ equivalent to Nazi crimesBy NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESSNew tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice Â„ pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks. It can take several weeks for ship-borne cargo from China to reach the United States Â„ too late to beat the July 6 deadline. That could lead to more demand in the short run for air-freight services. ÂThe only question is how much do you want to pay,ÂŽ said Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association, Âand which is better Â„ paying that or paying the increased tariff?ÂŽ Shipping by air is several times more costly than ocean shipping and the gap grows the heavier the cargo. So far, however, some freight handlers are seeing little evidence of panic. ÂWe havenÂt seen a rush, nor have any of our KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Â„ A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, most of them believed to be Taliban Â“ghters who had gathered to celebrate a three-day cease Â“re marking the Islamic holiday of Eid alFitr, a police ofÂ“cial said. Nangarhar provincial Police Chief Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai said the devastating explosion came as previously unthinkable scenes of unarmed Taliban Â“ghters celebrating Eid, often alongside Afghan security forces, played out in cities throughout the war-shattered country on Friday and again on Saturday. Within hours of the explosion President Ashraf Ghani announced he would extend a nineday cease-Â“re that was to expire on Sunday and which he had unilaterally announced last week. The cease-Â“re was to end at WASHINGTON Â„ Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security Â“gures obtained by The Associated Press. The Â“gures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and they included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult. Under a Âzero toleranceÂŽ policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security ofÂ“cials are now referring all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. U.S. protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are. Sessions announced the effort April 6, and Homeland Security began stepping up referrals in early May, effectively putting the policy into action. Since then, stories of weeping children torn from the arms of their frightened parents have Â”ooded the media and the policy has been widely criticized by church groups, politicians and childrenÂs advocates who say it is inhumane. A battle in Congress is brewing in part over the issue. Some immigrant advocates have said women were being separated from their infants; Homeland Security and Justice Department denied it. They also said the children were being well cared for and disputed reports of disorder and mistreatment at the border. On Thursday, Sessions cited the Bible in defending the policy, arguing the recent criticisms were not Âfair or logical and some are contrary to law.ÂŽ ÂI would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will costAfghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truceFigures show about 2,000 minors separated from familiesBy DAVID KOENIGAP BUSINESS WRITERBy AMIR SHAHASSOCIATED PRESSBy COLLEEN LONGASSOCIATED PRESS MINORS | 4 IMPORT | 8 TALIBAN | 8 BRACKISH | 8POPE | 8 AP PHOTOIn this June 13, photo, nine-month-old Jesus Alberto Lopez, center, stands with his mother, Perla Murillo, as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The family, from the Mexican state of Michoacan, has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread drug violence at home. In this June 13, photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The family has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread violence in their home state.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm around Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 93 LOW 7540% chance of rain 20% chance of rainPeriods of sun, a t-storm in the afternoon91 / 7250% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREHumid with clouds limiting sun92 / 725% chance of rain TUESDAYTimes of clouds and sun92 / 7525% chance of rain WEDNESDAYA shower and t-storm around in the p.m.92 / 7560% chance of rain FRIDAYMostly cloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm92 / 7550% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 4 8 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 520-50 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 VENICE889510310310094Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.09ÂŽ Month to date 2.36ÂŽ Normal month to date 3.98ÂŽ Year to date 22.66ÂŽ Normal year to date 16.02ÂŽ Record 1.00ÂŽ (2002) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.27ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.03ÂŽ Month to date 0.06ÂŽ Normal month to date 3.48ÂŽ Year to date 10.32ÂŽ Normal year to date 16.72ÂŽ Record 1.00ÂŽ (1962) High/Low 89/74 Normal High/Low 92/72 Record High 98 (2010) Record Low 63 (1983) High/Low 90/70 High/Low 90/77 Normal High/Low 89/73 Record High 98 (2010) Record Low 66 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 2.36 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 22.66 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 88 74 c 88 74 pc Bradenton 92 77 c 91 74 t Clearwater 91 77 c 90 75 t Coral Springs 89 77 sh 88 75 pc Daytona Beach 86 73 c 86 70 pc Fort Lauderdale 88 78 c 87 78 pc Fort Myers 92 76 t 91 75 t Gainesville 90 73 t 90 71 t Jacksonville 88 74 c 87 72 sh Key Largo 87 79 c 85 78 c Key West 88 80 pc 86 78 c Lakeland 91 73 c 90 70 t Melbourne 89 77 c 88 73 t Miami 89 75 t 87 75 pc Naples 92 77 t 90 76 t Ocala 90 72 c 88 69 t Okeechobee 86 72 t 86 67 pc Orlando 90 72 pc 89 69 pc Panama City 86 72 c 88 73 pc Pensacola 87 74 pc 89 73 pc Pompano Beach 88 76 c 87 78 pc St. Augustine 86 75 c 86 73 pc St. Petersburg 92 75 c 91 73 t Sarasota 93 76 c 91 75 t Tallahassee 90 74 c 90 72 pc Tampa 94 79 c 92 76 t Vero Beach 88 75 c 87 73 t West Palm Beach 87 74 sh 86 74 t Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 8:44a 1:30a 5:51p 11:30a Mon. 9:30a 2:22a 6:54p 12:57p Today 7:21a 9:46a 4:28p --Mon. 8:07a 12:38a 5:31p 11:13a Today 6:12a 8:34a 3:01p 11:16p Mon. 6:56a 10:06a 4:07p --Today 9:16a 1:59a 6:23p 11:59a Mon. 10:02a 2:51a 7:26p 1:26p Today 5:36a 8:25a 2:43p 11:17p Mon. 6:22a 9:52a 3:46p --SE 3-6 0-1 Light ENE 4-8 1-2 LightFt. Myers 92/76 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 93/76 storms afternoon Sarasota 93/76 cloudy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018First Jun 20 Full Jun 28 Last Jul 6 New Jul 12 Today 10:41 a.m. none Monday 11:45 a.m. 12:13 a.m. Today 6:34 a.m. 8:24 p.m. Monday 6:34 a.m. 8:25 p.m. Today 10:03a 3:49a 10:32p 4:18p Mon. 11:06a 4:52a 11:33p 5:20p Tue. 12:03p 5:50a ---6:16p BUD Monterrey 93/73 Chihuahua 91/66 Los Angeles 70/58 Washington 91/74 New York 88/71 Miami 89/75 Atlanta 86/72 Detroit 95/75 Houston 88/73 Kansas City 94/76 Chicago 95/78 Minneapolis 91/65 El Paso 91/68 Denver 75/51 Billings 56/51 San Francisco 71/57 Seattle 85/61 Toronto 87/74 Montreal 86/73 Winnipeg 76/53 Ottawa 86/70 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: 06/17/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 81 61 t 85 62 s Anchorage 62 52 r 60 51 r Atlanta 86 72 t 89 71 t Baltimore 89 69 s 96 75 pc Billings 56 51 c 59 50 t Birmingham 85 71 s 87 70 t Boise 70 57 t 71 57 pc Boston 79 67 pc 94 71 pc Buffalo 86 73 pc 88 65 pc Burlington, VT 90 73 t 92 65 c Charleston, WV 93 68 pc 94 70 pc Charlotte 93 71 pc 95 72 pc Chicago 95 78 pc 93 65 pc Cincinnati 95 71 pc 94 74 s Cleveland 93 73 pc 94 71 s Columbia, SC 93 74 pc 95 73 pc Columbus, OH 94 73 pc 93 74 pc Concord, NH 87 61 c 96 70 t Dallas 95 75 c 90 73 t Denver 75 51 pc 77 53 c Des Moines 94 76 pc 90 69 t Detroit 95 75 pc 95 70 pc Duluth 81 57 t 74 53 pc Fairbanks 68 47 c 68 49 r Fargo 71 55 t 76 56 c Hartford 92 67 pc 95 75 t Helena 61 51 c 59 51 pc Honolulu 88 72 pc 89 74 pc Houston 88 73 r 84 74 r Indianapolis 95 75 pc 93 76 pc Jackson, MS 87 71 c 89 70 c Kansas City 94 76 s 93 74 t Knoxville 92 71 pc 92 72 t Las Vegas 94 69 s 94 75 s Los Angeles 70 58 sh 71 59 pc Louisville 95 77 pc 94 77 pc Memphis 94 76 pc 93 76 c Milwaukee 92 75 pc 88 58 t Minneapolis 91 65 t 76 61 r Montgomery 88 70 pc 89 70 pc Nashville 92 74 pc 92 74 t New Orleans 86 78 t 89 77 c New York City 88 71 s 95 79 pc Norfolk, VA 88 75 pc 90 77 pc Oklahoma City 91 73 pc 89 70 c Omaha 96 73 s 89 69 t Philadelphia 90 70 s 96 77 pc Phoenix 98 73 s 99 77 s Pittsburgh 90 70 pc 92 72 pc Portland, ME 72 57 c 87 64 t Portland, OR 89 63 pc 91 64 pc Providence 86 65 s 90 72 pc Raleigh 92 73 pc 93 75 pc Salt Lake City 88 62 pc 78 57 pc St. Louis 96 78 s 96 78 s San Antonio 94 74 t 88 74 t San Diego 69 63 sh 72 62 pc San Francisco 71 57 pc 71 57 pc Seattle 85 61 pc 89 61 s Washington, DC 91 74 s 95 79 pc Amsterdam 64 56 c 68 59 pc Baghdad 109 79 s 104 78 s Beijing 91 69 pc 89 67 sh Berlin 77 58 pc 73 59 pc Buenos Aires 57 41 s 60 45 s Cairo 99 77 s 96 77 s Calgary 68 45 s 71 47 pc Cancun 84 75 t 86 76 pc Dublin 66 49 sh 67 46 c Edmonton 73 46 s 78 49 s Halifax 63 47 pc 63 56 t Kiev 84 60 pc 82 61 s London 66 57 c 74 60 pc Madrid 90 61 s 90 62 s Mexico City 74 58 t 73 59 t Montreal 86 73 t 85 60 r Ottawa 86 70 t 86 58 t Paris 67 55 c 74 55 pc Regina 70 48 c 74 52 pc Rio de Janeiro 74 66 r 76 68 c Rome 84 63 pc 84 66 s St. JohnÂs 42 32 r 49 39 c San Juan 89 78 pc 90 78 s Sydney 60 50 s 60 53 sh Tokyo 74 68 pc 73 70 r Toronto 87 74 t 93 66 t Vancouver 77 60 s 80 63 s Winnipeg 76 53 pc 78 56 pcHigh ................. 98 at Manhattan, KSLow ....................... 32 at Truckee, CA(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85A strong Santa Ana wind loaded with Â“ ne dust and pulverized clay roasted Santa Barbara, Calif., on June 17, 1859. Q: On which day of the year is your shadow the shortest?A: The Â“ rst day of summer. 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 93/75 91/73 91/73 91/73 91/73 91/73 90/72 89/72 90/73 94/79 92/77 89/78 91/76 92/76 93/74 93/76 91/73 94/74 93/74 91/73 91/74 92/74 93/73 92/75 92/73 91/78 90/76 92/76 93/74 92/76 91/76 91/73 93/76 91/77 89/78 91/75 91/75 93/75 NEW ORLEANS Â„ Following a red carpet arrival Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians as they ended a visit to the city celebrating its tricentennial. After a private lunch with New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and other dignitaries and ofÂ“cials, the royals departed New Orleans for San Antonio, Texas, which is also celebrating 300 years of existence. ÂIt was a great and amazing weekend for the city, our residents and the King and Queen for them to come back to a former Spanish colony,ÂŽ said Trey Caruso, a spokesman for Mayor CantrellÂs ofÂ“ce. Clarinetist, music historian and Xavier University Spanish professor Michael White said he and his Original Liberty Brass Band played two pieces with a connection to Europe and New Orleans at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Â“rst piece is ÂPanama,ÂŽ a march in the traditional European style. ÂIt was published in 1911, and all over the country it was played by and read by brass bands,ÂŽ White said prior to the performance. ÂBut in New Orleans they kind of threw away the sheet music and improvised, and therefore made it personal. I think itÂs a good way to show the interaction between European culture and New Orleans culture.ÂŽ The second piece, ÂAndalusian Strut,ÂŽ is one of WhiteÂs own compositions. It combines a common Â”amenco structure and Â”amenco-type rhythms and melodies with classic New Orleans jazz blues style and improvisation, he said. ÂThat one went over really, really well,ÂŽ White said after the event. ÂThe King and all of the people there really loved it.ÂŽ White said their third song was ÂWhen the Saints Go Marching In,ÂŽ which White describes as Âprobably the most famous song in New Orleans history.ÂŽ ÂWe surprised them by singing the chorus in Spanish,ÂŽ he said. The Mardi Gras Indians, groups of African-Americans who create elaborate feathered and beaded costumes in which they strut and dance through the streets on Mardi Gras, performed as well. ÂThough the program was relatively short, I think overall it gave a good idea of New OrleansÂ culture,ÂŽ White said. Felipe and Letizia Â”ew in Thursday evening to Louisiana, which was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. They arrived at New OrleansÂ airport at sunset and were greeted by several ofÂ“cials including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Cantrell. They saluted New OrleansÂ centuries-old Spanish heritage at an event Friday at Gallier Hall, a former City Hall opened in 1853 and renovated for the cityÂs 300th anniversary. That evening, they visited two buildings erected under Spanish rule: St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo, the Spanish government seat in Louisiana. On Monday theyÂll go to Washington for a White House visit Tuesday with President Donald Trump and Â“rst lady Melania Trump.SpainÂs king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performanceTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSKing Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain watch Mardi Gras Indians perform during a cultural event at the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, Saturday. They are in New Orleans to help celebrate the cityÂs 300th anniversary, which was colonized by Spain from 1763 to 1802. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain receive ceremonial keys to the city given to them by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, left, at a welcoming ceremony at Gallier Hall in New Orleans, Friday. Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington stateKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Â„ Two Kansas sheriffÂs deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasnÂt been released, shot Wyandotte County SheriffÂs deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer on Friday in a gated area behind the county courthouse. He may have used one of the deputiesÂ own guns to shoot them during a struggle after he got out of the van, authorities said. The inmate was also shot and underwent surgery Friday. Terry Zeigler, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, said at a news conference Saturday that as far as he knew, the man was in stable condition. Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two your children, Wyandotte County sheriffÂs Maj. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. She had three children, including a young one. Zeigler said the authorities were withholding the inmateÂs name until heÂs been formally charged, which is expected to happen next week. The ofÂ“cials declined to go into more speciÂ“cs about how the shooting happened, though Bailiff said the deputies had Âfollowed proper procedure.ÂŽ A candlelight vigil for the deputies will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall. EVERETT, Wash. (AP) Â„ A Washington state trucker who authorities say was linked by DNA evidence to the 1987 deaths of a young Canadian couple has been charged with two counts of aggravated Â“rst-degree murder. William Earl Talbott II, 55, of SeaTac was charged Friday in Snohomish County Superior Court, the Daily Herald reports. Authorities say they used information from public genealogy websites to pinpoint Talbott as a suspect then arrested him after getting a DNA sample from a cup that fell from his truck. Talbott is charged in the killings of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook. Talbott is being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center with no bail. It wasnÂt clear if he has an attorney. Van Cuylenborg and Cook left their Saanich, British Columbia, homes for an overnight trip to Seattle to buy furnace parts for CookÂs family business. When they failed to return home, their families Â“led a missing persons report. Their bodies were found days later. Van Cuylenborg had been sexually assaulted, bound with plastic ties and shot in the head. Investigators say the assault evidence provided a direct link to Talbott. CookÂs battered body was found about 75 miles away. Police say he was beaten with rocks and strangled. Police say a genealogist used the DNA evidence and worked with a lab to build a family tree for the suspect. Police kept him under | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONsurveillance and Â“nally got his DNA when a cup fell from his truck. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 ASAMIADMANQEIIMGMT COLICSUEDEANOSAREA CHUTEFORTHESTARSKIDS TOMPINADREAMUSENET IOLANIPRESENTDAY CRAMPINGMYSTILEAHS HERSTOPEKAGOGETEM ASTERNELIDCONTOKE ROUTEOFALLEVILSCENES DDRBOOMSIOUXHEEDS GARROTEARMYMOM LEGITKEANUSLOPBSA OARMENBUSSEDYOURBUTT OREMISATHMOEARBOB SNEETCHSEINEROBLA NAWINEEDTOLOSEWAIT RABBITHOLERESINS OMERTATATASVENDLOL TARAPAYYOURFARESHARE ONEKAMENSTATEIOWAN RATESITETAXEDTESLAANSWERS to crosswordATHENS, Greece Â„ GreeceÂs left-led coalition government survived a no-conÂ“dence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latterÂs name. But the government suffered a loss in its parliamentary majority after lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos of the nationalist Independent Greeks, the governmentÂs junior coalition partner, voted in favor. He was kicked out of the party immediately after the vote, leaving the governing coalition with a three-member majority. Lawmakers voted 153-127 in the 300-member parliament against the motion brought by the conservative main opposition party over the deal to rename the former Yugoslav republic North Macedonia. In the agreement, Athens would drop its objections to the country joining NATO and the European Union. Thousands of protesters rallied outside parliament during the debate, waving Greek Â”ags and chanting anti-government slogans. ScufÂ”es broke out, with riot police Â“ring tear gas to stop protesters from breaching police lines. The deal reached by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev on Tuesday aims to end a bitter dispute that has roiled the two countriesÂ relations since shortly after Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece argued the term ÂMacedoniaÂŽ implied territorial claims on its province of the same name, which is the birthplace of the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, and usurped its ancient Greek heritage and history. The deal was met with fury by critics in both countries, who accuse their respective prime ministers of conceding too much. ÂHatred toward the country of another is not patriotism,ÂŽ Tsipras said during his speech in parliament. The agreement will be signed Sunday morning by the two nationsÂ foreign ministers at Lake Prespa near their common border. Both prime ministers will attend the ceremony, as will European ofÂ“cials. Protests have been called in both countries. Speaking during the debate, Defense Minister and Independent Greeks head Panos Kammenos stressed that voting against the no-conÂ“dence motion was not a vote in favor of the Macedonia name deal, which he vowed to reject when it is eventually brought to parliament. Tsipras stressed the deal met all of GreeceÂs demands and would close Âthe open wound that has been troubling our country for more than 26 years.ÂŽ Conservative New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who had brought the no-conÂ“dence motion, argued that a vote in favor of the government was a vote in favor of the name deal. ÂToday you are all mortgaging the future of the country,ÂŽ he told lawmakers. Across the border, Zaev has also met with opposition, with President Gjorge Ivanov saying he will not sign off on the agreement. Zaev has said he will put it to a referendum in the fall. ÂWith the signing of the agreement between Macedonia and Greece, everyone will beneÂ“t,ÂŽ Zaev said Saturday. Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov stressed the deal would pave the way for NATO and EU accession. ÂWe have forces that are Â“ghting for the future, we have forces that are Â“ghting for the past,ÂŽ Dimitrov said in Skopje. The ratiÂ“cation process will take months. In Macedonia, the agreement must clear the hurdles of parliamentary ratiÂ“cation, a referendum and a constitutional amendment. If Ivanov refuses to sign off on the deal, it will be sent back to parliament for a second vote. If it passes again, the president must sign it. In Greece, the deal faces ratiÂ“cation in parliament only after Macedonia has completed its part of the process.Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia dealBy ELENA BECATOROSASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOProtesters wave ags during a demonstration against the agreement between Greece and Macedonia.MOSCOW (AP) Â„ Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured Saturday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow. Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained and MoscowÂs trafÂ“c monitoring agency said the driver claimed the crash wasnÂt premeditated. Video circulated on Russian social media and some news websites showed the taxi approaching a stopped line of cars, then veering onto the sidewalk and striking pedestrians. It then hit a trafÂ“c sign and bystanders tried to wrestle the driver out of the taxi, but he broke their grip and ran away; it was not clear how he was Â“nally detained. The source of the video wasnÂt speciÂ“ed, but it appeared to a handheld recording of footage from a video monitor. Russia is hosting the World Cup and the capitalÂs streets have been crowded with foreign visitors. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and MoscowÂs famous GUM shopping arcade, an area popular with tourists. The city health department said seven of the injured were in satisfactory condition and one was in more serious condition. SpeciÂ“cs on their injuries were not available. The agency that monitors MoscowÂs trafÂ“c safety said the driver is a citizen of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan who told police that the crash was not intentional. MexicoÂs embassy in Moscow said two of its citizens were among the injured. Mexico is to play against Germany on Sunday in Moscow, one of 11 host cities for the tournament.Taxi crash near MoscowÂs Red Square injures 8 people MOSCOW TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER PRESS SERVICE VIA APIn this image provided by Moscow Trac Control Center Press Service, ambulance crews and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday. CARACAS,Venezuela (AP) Â„ Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in VenezuelaÂs capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration, government ofÂ“cials said. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the incident at the ÂLos CotorrosÂŽ club in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso left eight minors dead and Â“ve injured. Seven people have been detained, including the individual believed to have set off the tear gas canister. ÂThe establishment has been ordered closed, and we are investigating in coordination with the public ministry, which is directing the criminal investigation,ÂŽ he said. Outside the club, several mismatched shoes, including a sandal with a puckered red lip decoration, lay on the sidewalk. ÂAll I know is my son is dead,ÂŽ Nilson Guerra, 43, told local journalists. More than 500 people were believed to be inside the club when the Â“ght broke out. Photos shared online from previous celebrations at the club show a dark interior with wooden tables and a stage upfront where DJs shufÂ”ed songs. Outside, a faded sign on the red brick building read, ÂWeÂve opened!ÂŽ Metal bars covered the doors and windows. Jesus Armas, an opposition councilman who lives in the neighborhood, said the Interior Ministry should explain how a civilian was able to obtain tear gas canisters that should only be utilized by state security forces. He also urged authorities to investigate whether the club had permission to hold several hundred people inside. ÂThatÂs not a big space and that should not be authorized,ÂŽ he said. He added that other violent incidents had taken place inside the club, which is frequently used by the Ecuadorean community for parties and political events. Police have detained the owner of the club for Ânot guaranteeing adequate supervision and preventing the entry of any type of weapon.ÂŽ No information on the ownerÂs name, exact charges or current whereabouts was immediately provided. Family members who gathered outside the hospital where many victims were taken wept and embraced one another as they tried to Â“nd out what had happened. Julio Cesar Perdomo said his injured son told him the tear gas was launched from a bathroom and that the establishment then closed the doors. ÂThe kids couldnÂt leave,ÂŽ he said. OfÂ“cials did not comment on whether the exit had in fact been closed after the melee broke out.17 killed after nightclub brawl in Caracas AP PHOTOBarbara Barca, right, a survivor of the stampede at a crowded nightclub, cries as she leaves police headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday. Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports France sends asylum team to meet rescue boat 6 police officers shot dead in central Mexico Tropical Storm Carlotta pounds MexicoÂs coastVIENNA (AP) Â„ Austria demanded clariÂ“cation from neighboring Germany on Saturday of reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said Âspying among friendly states is not just unusual and unwanted. It is unacceptable.ÂŽ Austria and Germany are both members of the European Union. He and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz were responding to reports in the Der Standard newspaper and the ProÂ“l magazine about a list of alleged targets in Austria of GermanyÂs Federal Intelligence Service, or BND, between 1999 and 2006. It reportedly included most major companies and banks in Austria, as well as phone numbers at the chancellery and various ministries in Vienna. Kurz noted there were suspicions a few years ago of German intelligence activity in Austria and suggested that was partly responsible for German laws subsequently being tightened to prevent such activities. He acknowledged that MADRID (AP) Â„ FranceÂs Interior Minister says the countryÂs ofÂ“ce in charge of asylum will send a team to Spain to identify refugees from the rescue ship Aquarius who could be eligible to come to France. Minister Gerard CollombÂs statement on Saturday didnÂt say how many of the 630 migrants being transferred to Valencia, Spain, from the Aquarius and two Italian government boats might be allowed to come to France. The plight of the Aquarius, stuck off the coast of Sicily for days as both Italy and Malta refusing docking permission, reÂ”ects the intense EU tensions over migration. ItalyÂs new populist government is criticizing aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, declaring two German rescue boats canÂt dock in Italian ports even though the groups operate at sea and donÂt bring migrants ashore. MEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Six police ofÂ“cers have been shot dead in the central Mexico state of Puebla by suspected fuel thieves. Puebla state security secretary Jesus Morales vowed to investigate the incident late Friday and said police had arrested two suspects. A vehicle carrying natural gas was recuperated from the area near where the ofÂ“cers were killed. The central state of Puebla has been plagued by violence in recent years as fuel thieves target the pipelines of government-run oil company MEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pounded MexicoÂs PaciÂ“c coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday. Carlotta, the third named storm of the PaciÂ“c hurricane season, was meandering just off MexicoÂs coast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It said that Carlotta had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph, and its center was located about 75 miles south-southeast of Acapulco. The storm was drifting northward Saturday afternoon. The hurricane center says the storm threatens torrential rains for the coastline of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, with up to 10 inches possible in some areas. Flash Â”ooding and mud slides are also possible. On Friday, the Mexican Interior Department reported that there were no deaths in the resort cities of Los Cabos from Tropical Storm Bud, which left the Baja California Peninsula and re-emerged over the Gulf of California. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDan Austrian investigation at the time didnÂt reach any conclusions on the spying because Germany didnÂt cooperate, but said prosecutors will revisit the matter now Âif there is new information.ÂŽ Armin Schuster, the chairman of the German parliament committee that oversees the intelligence service, told GermanyÂs Funke newspaper group that the panel is already looking into whether the allegations are new or part of what was already known in 2015, when the BND faced allegations that it may have helped the United States spy on Europeans. Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex. The hurricane center said Bud was expected to dissipate Saturday over the high terrain of the Mexican state of Sonora. Its remnants were expected to bring heavy rain to northwest Mexico and the southwest United States. WORLD NEWS
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 Dear Mr. Berko: IÂve been offered an opportunity to invest $125,000 in a Florida bamboo farm. Please tell me what you know about this industry. Also, could you give me your best estimate about when the next recession will be? Â„ WB, Destin, Fla. Dear WB: In 2010, a Floridian whose family had been growing acres of oranges for several generations was having difÂ“culty coping with the uncertainty that diseases and pests (citrus canker, citrus greening disease, citrus black spot, sweet orange scab, the fruit Â”y) were having on his groves. These problems led to a signiÂ“cant reduction in his and all of FloridaÂs orange crop. And after being hit by cold snaps and two hurricanes, which have decimated acres of orange trees in the past few years, he decided he needed another cash crop. So after 18 months of due diligence, he planted 40 acres of bamboo. He would have been better advised to grow marijuana because itÂs a hugely more proÂ“table crop. A commercial marijuana crop costs about $20,000 a year in maintenance per acre. That 1 acre produces an average of 500 pounds of marijuana. Using an average price of $2,000 per pound, a single acre of marijuana produces about $1 million, so the gross proÂ“t is about $980,000 per acre. Generally, orange trees produce about 400 boxes per acre. Each box yields about 6 pounds of juice. Given a price of $8 a box, gross revenues total $3,200 an acre. After subtracting for grove maintenance of $2,800 per acre, 1 acre of orange trees produces about a $400 proÂ“t. Bamboo may be the fastest-growing plant on earth. And itÂs an easy substitute for all wood applications without having to cut down entire groves and replant the crop. All it needs is water and fertilizer twice a year, and the life span is about 90 years. Bamboo grows about an inch a day. It doesnÂt need chemicals and converts 35 percent more carbon dioxide into oxygen than a regular tree. And the bamboo products we see on the market today are just the tip of a monstrous iceberg. In the wood industry, bamboo is used for Â”ooring, particleboard, two-by-fours and larger beams, rooÂ“ng sheets, etc. In the pulp and paper industry, bamboo is used for newsprint, toilet paper, cardboard, bond paper and coffee Â“lters. In textiles, bamboo is used in towels, sheets, socks, blankets, diapers, pillows and more. The bioenergy industry uses bamboo for charcoal, Â“rewood, gasiÂ“cation, briquettes and biofuel. Bamboo is also used in construction, framing, clothing, electronic devices, cars and sports equipment. While the outlook for the citrus industry is becoming darker and darker, the outlook for the bamboo industry in Florida is bright. The diseases have led to a signiÂ“cant reduction in the production of oranges, more than doubling their cost of production. And one of FloridaÂs largest citrus growers, Lykes Bros. (which has over 30,000 acres of groves), is looking at an alternative to citrus and has been considering a bamboo crop for over a year. By the way, bamboo shoots are delicious. I donÂt have enough knowledge to advise you on this investment. I urge you to write to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for information. It has plenty of bamboo literature. Then discuss this opportunity with your certiÂ“ed public accountant. The next recession, according to economist Sydney Smallshovel, may be sooner than you think, even if the president doesnÂt get us in a tariff war. Smallshovel referred me to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which keeps track of these things. Since 1854, the U.S. has had 33 recessions, and itÂs been 106 months since the most recent one. If the economy manages to expand for 15 more months, it will have set a record. HereÂs how Smallshovel says recessions happen: When labor grows scarce and wages climb, businesses ease back on hiring. Then the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, which acts as a braking effect on the economy, and everything goes to pieces. He says that the longer it takes for these events to occur the longer the recession will be. He thinks a recession will happen by early 2021. Please address your Â“nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com.Bamboo and recessions Malcolm Berko LOS ANGELES (AP) Â„ The Los Angeles Times reports that a biotech billionaire will ofÂ“cially take control of the storied newspaper and the San Diego UnionTribune on Monday. Dr. Patrick SoonShiong is spending $500 million for the two news organizations, Spanishlanguage newspaper Hoy and some community newspapers from Chicago-based Tronc. The deal, announced Feb. 7, returns The Times to local ownership after nearly two decades under turbulent Chicago control. Soon-Shiong will become executive chairman of the California News Group. He plans to move the newsroom from its iconic downtown headquarters to a modern building under construction in suburban El Segundo. The Times once had more than 1,200 journalists and more than 25 foreign bureaus. Now it employs about NEW YORK (AP) Â„ Perry Ellis International says its founder George Feldenkreis is buying shares of the clothing company that he and his family donÂt already own and taking it private. As a private company, Feldenkreis says Perry Ellis can invest more money in marketing and technology at a time when more people are shopping online. Feldenkreis will have a more active role in managing the company after the deal closes, which is expected to happen sometime in the second half of this year. Feldenkreis, through a newly created company, will pay $27.50 for each share of Perry Ellis, or about $437 million. Perry Ellis, which also owns the Original Penguin brand, will remain headquartered in Miami. Feldenkreis founded the company that would become Perry Ellis International more than 50 years ago. FINANCIAL NEWS BRIEFSLocal billionaire to take control of the LA Times Monday Clothing maker Perry Ellis to go private in $437M buyout SOONSHIONG400 journalists with bureaus in Sacramento, Washington and a handful of foreign and national outposts. wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,ÂŽ he said. The International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid group, said in response that Âa policy of willing cruelty to those people, and using young sons and daughters as pawns, shatters AmericaÂs strong foundation of humanitarian sensibility and family values.ÂŽ The new Â“gures are for people who tried to enter the U.S. between ofÂ“cial border crossings. Asylum-seekers who go directly to ofÂ“cial crossings are not separated from their families, except in speciÂ“c circumstances, such as if ofÂ“cials canÂt conÂ“rm the relationship between the minors and adults, if the safety of the children is in question, or if the adult is being prosecuted. There were an additional 38 minors separated at ports of entry in May through June 6. There were more than 55 in April and a high of 64 in March, according to the Â“gures.MINORSFROM PAGE 1 DALLAS Â„ A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a Â”awed immigration strategy. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17. The teens began arriving Friday, the same day Hurd toured the shelter, he said, noting that theyÂre being moved from other shelters to make way for younger immigrant children taken into custody at the border. Federal authorities are separating children from their parents as families arrive at the border. Hurd, however, said the treatment of minors shouldnÂt be used as a threatening means to prevent others from entering the U.S. ÂThis is a symptom of a Â”awed strategy and in the land of the free and home of the brave we shouldnÂt use kids as deterrence,ÂŽ said Hurd, who represents a vast border district that includes the port of entry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just announced earlier in the week that it intended to open the shelter. The port is located about 40 miles southeast of El Paso, in an area thatÂs mostly desert and where temperatures routinely approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The tent-like structures that comprise the shelter have air conditioning. Federal Â“gures show nearly 2,000 children were separated from adults from April 19 to May 31 as part of TrumpÂs immigration crackdown. The administrationÂs decision to separate children, combined with the Â”ow of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border illegally, has prompted a surge in the number of children in U.S. shelters. ÂHow do these kids know where their parents are going and how do the parents know where their children went?ÂŽ Hurd asked. A smarter immigration strategy would address root problems such as economic instability and a breakdown in the rule of law in Central America, he said, while noting the need to use advanced technology and manpower to guard the border. ÂBuilding a 30-foot-high wall is a fourth century solution to a 21st century problem,ÂŽ he said, referring to President Donald TrumpÂs call to build a wall along every mile of border with Mexico.Congressman: Youth shelter reflects flawed immigration planBy DAVID WARRENASSOCIATED PRESS TIJUANA, Mexico Â„ The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin AparicioÂs life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to Â”ee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that gang and domestic violence will generally cease to be grounds for asylum. To him, itÂs better to take his chances with the American asylum system and stay in Mexico if his bid is denied. ÂImagine what would happen if I was deported to El Salvador,ÂŽ he said Wednesday as he waited at the border to enter the U.S. The directive announced Monday could have far-reaching consequences because of the sheer volume of people like Aparicio Â”eeing gang violence, which is so pervasive in Central America that merely stepping foot in the wrong neighborhood can lead to death. The Associated Press interviewed several asylum-seekers this past week at a plaza on the border, and each of them cited gang violence as the main factor in Â”eeing their homelands. They planned to press on with their asylum requests in spite of the new rule. The decision by Sessions came as the administration faced a growing backlash over immigration policies and practices that human-rights advocates view as inhumane, including separating children from immigrant parents. They leveled similar criticism over the asylum changes, which the White House says are necessary to deter illegal immigration. ÂThe mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes Â„ such as domestic violence or gang violence Â„ or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim,ÂŽ the attorney general wrote Monday, overruling a Board of Immigration Appeals decision granting asylum to a Salvadoran woman Â”eeing her husband. U.S. ofÂ“cials do not say how many asylum claims are for domestic or gang violence, but advocates for asylum seekers said there could be tens of thousands of such cases in the immigration court backlog alone. Many Central Americans seeking asylum say they are Â”eeing from gangs known as Âmaras,ÂŽ primarily the Mara Salvatrucha (or MS13) and Barrio 18 groups. President Donald Trump has condemned those groups and the violence they commit in the U.S., referring to members as Âanimals.ÂŽ The gangs were formed by young Central Americans mostly in Los Angeles decades ago and spread to the so-called Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras when members were deported. Today, Honduras and El Salvador in particular routinely post some of the worldÂs highest homicide rates. In Central America, maras stake out and battle over turf, attacking anyone who unwittingly crosses through their area on the way to school or work as a possible rival. Gangsters sometimes forcibly take over peopleÂs homes. They extort bus drivers and small business owners, killing those unable or unwilling to pay. They threaten teens and young men in attempts to recruit them, and force girls and young women to be their girlfriends. Maureen Meyer, director for Mexico and migrant rights at the Washington OfÂ“ce on Latin America advocacy group, said the ruling would Âmake it very difÂ“cult for a lot of the people seeking asylum in the United States.ÂŽ Meyer said Central Americans commonly request asylum for extortion, forced recruitment and violence against women. Where the gangs are prevalent, moving elsewhere is not an option, she said. ÂPeople feel very insecure in their homes and continue to see the U.S. as a safe haven in spite of TrumpÂs anti-immigrant rhetoric,ÂŽ Meyer said of the steady northbound Â”ow of Central Americans that began in 2014. More than 100 asylum seekers gathered Wednesday near the entrance to San Diego, the largest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border. Some Mexicans in the crowd said they were Â”eeing criminal groups. Holding her 7-month-old daughter and trailed closely by her 5-year-old son, who was on crutches because of a gunshot wound, Maria Rafaela Plancarte said she abandoned their town near the western Mexican city of Zamora after her husband was shot and killed behind the wheel of the family car as they Â”ed a party stormed by gunmen. Her son was wounded in the attack. Plancarte, 34, said she has not considered moving elsewhere in Mexico and hopes to live with an aunt in California. ÂI will feel more comfortable with a family that I know,ÂŽ she said. Alejandro Arroyo said he Â”ed Apatzingan in western Mexico with his wife and their 14-year-old son, hoping asylum would bring them to his wifeÂs family in Gilroy, California. The 48-year-old said criminal gangs killed his nephew and brother-in-law, and he feared he and his son would be next. They initially sought refuge in Tijuana, but requested U.S. asylum after being robbed by local police. ÂI do not feel safeÂŽ in Apatzingan, Arroyo said, Âand I do not feel safe here.ÂŽ Aparicio, from El Salvador, is caught in the middle of the change in asylum policies. His wife requested asylum about a month ago with three of their children Â„ ages 2, 10 and 12 Â„ and they were released to a family in Maryland while their cases wind through immigration court. Aparicio stayed in Tijuana to seek asylum with his 17-year-old son, hoping to reunite with the family later. Sessions subsequently made his ruling on gang violence, but Aparicio is still pursuing asylum and hoping to get into the U.S.New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violenceBy ELLIOT SPAGAT and ANITA SNOWASSOCIATED PRESSFROM PAGE ONE/NATIONAL NEWS
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3RUSH-HOUR HEADACHESBY RUTH BLOOMFIELD MARGOLIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 ÂMe tooÂŽ6 Expert on jingles11 U.K. V.I.P.15 Corp. leadership19 BabyÂs woe20 Nap for a loafer?21 ÂCien ____ de SoledadÂŽ (Gabriel Garca Mrquez novel)22 Bailiwick23 Lane restricted to allow motorcades through?26 Ribs27 JerryÂs adversary, in cartoons28 ____ colada29 Night vision?30 Early online forum32 HonoluluÂs historic ____ Palace34 Current36 Pressing and shoving me as I enter the subway?41 Sounds before sneezes42 Word repeated by Romeo in ÂAs mine on ____, so ____ is set on mineÂŽ43 Brown v. 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New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0610 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to a 1971 spinoff from Columbia Broadcasting System, when I became a public company. I merged with Paramount Communications in 1994 and CBS in 2000, and then split from CBS in 2005. Today IÂm a creator of television programs, movies, games, podcasts and other consumer products. With a market value recently north of $11 billion, I reach more than 4 billion viewers in 183 countries with my networks, which include Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, TV Land, CMT and Logo. My Paramount Pictures is AmericaÂs oldest film studio. Who am I?Think you know the answer? WeÂll announce it in next weekÂs edition. Put each company in context, too. For example, smaller companies can grow more quickly than larger ones, as itÂs usually easier to double $50 million than $50 billion. As companies grow larger, expect their growth rates to slow. They canÂt keep doubling annually forever. ÂAnnualizedÂŽ growth rates can also fake you out. When a company (or mutual fund) takes its total return over a number of years and annualizes it, itÂs telling you how much it earned, on average, per year. This can be meaningful, but itÂs smart to see exactly what period of growth is reflected, and also to check for any single outsize number that can skew the average. Groundhog City (ticker: WDCHK) may have increased its earnings from $0.50 per share in one year to $1.00 five years later, giving it an annualized growth rate of 15 percent. If BuzzyÂs Broccoli Beer (ticker: BRRRP) doubled its earnings in three months, its annualized rate would be more like 1,500 percent. Annualizing a short periodÂs returns can magnify the gain or loss. Those might have been extraordinary months. The closer you look at the numbers, the more you can learn.The Motley Fool TakeFab-less and FabHigh-quality audio processor maker Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS) may not be a household name, but this ÂfablessÂŽ semiconductor manufacturer (meaning it outsources the actual production of its chips) provides parts that show up in many of the items you use every day. Its chips reside in electronic offerings from LG, Nikon, Samsung and Apple Â„ to name just a few. AppleÂs orders have been very good to Cirrus LogicÂs income statement, accounting for 79 percent of CirrusÂ sales in fiscal year 2017. That has been lucrative, helping Cirrus generate free cash flow for the last 12 years Â„ including about $260 million over the last 12 months. Still, it can be risky to be so dependent on one customer Â„ though a temporary lack of highoctane growth wonÂt spell instant doom for the audio chip supplier, as it can scrape along just fine on yesteryearÂs Apple order volumes. This is a healthy business with no long-term debt and more than $200 million of cash reserves. Yet Cirrus shares were recently trading with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio in the mid-teens Â„ significantly lower than its five-year P/E average of 20. That seems like an overreaction to its recent lackluster quarterly report (which cited weak smartphone sales) and an appealing opportunity for long-term investors. (The Motley Fool has recommended Cirrus Logic.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentBad AdviceMy dumbest investment was buying stock in a wind energy company on the recommendation of a TV stock guru. The stock dropped like a rock two days later. He made his money! Â„ O., online The Fool Responds: Even skilled investors make some regrettable moves, but the problem with many investing pundits is that you never know just how good they are. Some may indeed be buying into various companies and then talking them up, which helps boost their value if others buy in. (Later, whenever they sell their shares, you rarely hear about it.) Even with trusted stock gurus, though, itÂs best to add your own research and thinking to theirs and to make your own decisions instead of just following them blindly. DonÂt judge a stock by its performance over only a few days (or even months), either. The company you invested in has been a penny stock (with shares priced below about $5 per share) for most of the past decade. ItÂs always best to steer clear of penny stocks, as they tend to belong to younger, smaller and often unprofitable companies. Its share price has recently been below $0.01 per share, and it executed a 1-for-5 reverse split recently, leaving shareholders with one share for every five that they used to own while boosting the share price five-fold. ItÂs often companies in trouble that do reverse splits, partly to make their share prices look more respectable. Ignore Stock SplitsQI would think that Netflix, with its shares near $360 each, might split its stock soon. Would that be a good time to buy? Â„ G.C., Las Cruces, New MexicoAStock splits may seem exciting, but theyÂre not too meaningful. When a stock splits 3-for-1, if you originally owned 100 shares, youÂd end up with 300. TheyÂre not worth three times as much, though. Their price is reduced proportionately, so if they were trading at roughly $60 pre-split, theyÂll be around $20 apiece post-split. Their total value is $6,000 both before and after the split Â„ 100 shares times $60 or 300 shares times $20. Whether Netflix splits its shares shouldnÂt matter to you. The important thing when investing is to make sure that youÂre buying into a strong and growing company and that youÂre not paying too high a price. That valuation isnÂt measured by the stock price alone: A $9 stock can be overvalued and likely to fall, while a $1,000-pershare stock might be undervalued and on its way to $2,000 within a few years. Assess valuation measures such as price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, price-to-sales ratios, and price-to-cash-flow ratios, and compare them with previous years and with those of competitors. A stock split means you end up with more shares, but not with more value.***QIs it a red flag when a mutual fund no longer allows new investors? Â„ P.T., Columbus, OhioAWhen funds grow very large, their managers can have trouble finding enough good investments for their shareholdersÂ money. If they resort to less-promising ones, results can suffer. So sometimes they restrict additional investments in order to keep growth in check. ThatÂs generally a good thing.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.com.FoolÂs SchoolDonÂt Be Fooled by NumbersGreat investors look at numbers carefully and critically, because theyÂre not always as terrific (or terrible) as they may seem. DonÂt get too excited, for example, if a company reports Ârecord earnings.ÂŽ Perhaps Farm Dogs Inc. (ticker: BINGO) earned $2.75 per share in 2015, $2.76 in 2016, $2.78 in 2017, and $2.80 in 2018. That $2.80 might be a record high, but itÂs also marking merely a 2 percent total increase over four years. Look for growth rates instead of record highs. Next, imagine that Chicken Little Industries (ticker: SKYYY) reports revenue up a whopping 100 percent over the past year. ThatÂs more telling than Ârecord earningsÂŽ and would intrigue most investors. Look into what the actual revenue numbers are, though. Chicken Little may have taken in only $250,000 in 2017. One hundred percent growth would put it at $500,000 in 2018. ThatÂs good, but itÂs still a meager sum. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 6/14 LAST WEEKÂS TRIVIA ANSWERWhen you think of luxury, you should think of my (long and complicated) name. IÂm the result of a 1987 merger, but many of my businesses were launched long ago. One of my wine businesses took shape in 1593, for example. Based in France, IÂm a purveyor of wine, champagne, cognac, fashion, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewelry and more. Brand names under my roof include Chteau dÂYquem, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Christian Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Bulgari, Kenzo, Celine, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Sephora, among many, many others. My market value recently topped $175 billion. Who am I? (Answer: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton)Want to Invest? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and weÂll send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we canÂt provide individual financial advice.
Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS IN THE KITCHEN by Myles Mellor 1. EBU NZQQAET ZMF IUZT DUQU ZWW RUEEHMR IQUEEC BUZEUF EZWXHMR ZPAVE EBU XHENBUMDZQU. PVE TAAM EBUC DUQU ZWW HM Z TEUD! 2. QBM EMYCQZ CDXUVQC TQQTLIMN QBM VHKZ AXULLUKY EUX AMYGH QTCQMKMCC, AVQ QBMZ CUUG MGNMN VD YG T QMXXYAKM DYLIKM. 3. EWY ACUY UYBAR KYAY UBCAYH BSH EWYS RPLKPT UBAYH MLA B EBRET MPBS. 4. WZSH SLXL XVJJUJI T HVWWLHHQVN WTGOTUIJ MZ NLJIMRLJ MRLUX NUCLH. MRLUX QTCZXLB CLXHUZJ UH ÂBZJÂM OUWP ZJ HMLLXH, LTM GZXL WRUWPLJÂŽ 1. The carrots and peas were all getting pretty heated talking about the kitchenware. But soon they were all in a stew! 2. The feisty sprouts attacked the ugly broccoli for being tasteless, but they soon ended up in a terrible pickle. 3. The ripe pears were paired and then slowly pared for a tasty flan. 4. Cows were running a successful campaign to lengthen their lives. Their favored version is ÂDonÂt pick on steers, eat more chickenÂŽ CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your purpose neednÂt be lofty to be great. To grow something or someone, to get along, to give smiles Â„ these are purposes that will make a better world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Share your vision of the future and youÂll inspire others. Your loved ones donÂt need to be managed so much as led. They will do what is appropriate, useful and honorable, as long as they can see where itÂs all headed. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). YouÂre a leader and a nurturer. Yet when it comes to relationships, the most helpful way will be to see people the way they are now, not where you think they will be later. Because now is where the love is. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are so many kinds of intelligence, and success in any given situation will depend on a match of the particular sort of intelligence most relevant to the problem at hand. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Beauty loses its power when it becomes too familiar. Be strategic in your placement of beautiful things and in your embodiment of beauty. Surprise is an essential element. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A prescient image will pop to mind. How do you know the dierence between psychic vision and just plain making stu up? Indeed, these two states are closely linked and sometimes overlapping. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The celebrity success secret for working crowds and groups is to keep moving Â„ always keep moving. This will apply to you today as you spread goodwill one short interaction at a time. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The lesson is lessened when everything goes correctly. Getting it right the rst time is something of a robbery. What is there that you can learn from? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). TodayÂs formula will be bittersweet. Recognize a bad choice; make a better one. Then give yourself credit for the correction. That last step will be key. DonÂt forget that one! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those who live in humid, verdant places know that often the worst bug bites come from the bugs that are invisible to the eye. No matter where you live, this is a time to take precautions against invisible menaces. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You give and they appreciate, so you give more, and they appreciate more. This is the cycle of your increasing power Â„ and also your increasing responsibility. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Does it really matter how they see you? Even if it does, your intention matters more. And your intention is for fun and celebration of humanity. YouÂre truly on the lighter side of things today. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (June 17). YouÂre a giver. Lavishing another person with attention fullls you, but itÂs not so easy for you to accept heaps of love. YouÂll get plenty of practice with that this year, and youÂll get better at it. A contract favors you in October. Practical relationships become emotional and magical, fortifying you in new ways. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 33, 38 and 41.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I got a stepdad when I was a young teen. He never tried to replace my dad, and was very respectful of that relationship. I didnÂt regard him as a father gure, but more as a relative, friend, and a good man who has done a lot of good for my family. IÂm a young adult now. My real dad died recently. FatherÂs Day is now just a painful emptiness I would rather ignore, instead of partaking in celebrations that remind me the most important man in my life is gone. My mom insists that I continue to acknowledge my stepdad on FatherÂs Day. I know itÂs the polite and courteous thing to do, and my stepdad deserves every accolade in the world, but itÂs awkward for me. I hurt for the loss of Dad and donÂt want to be reminded on a holiday where everyone else at the party is surrounded by theirs. Is there a Âbest pathÂŽ answer here? Â„ DAUGHTER MISSING DAD IN KANSAS DEAR DAUGHTER: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. ItÂs understandable that your heart is heavy. MotherÂs Day and FatherÂs Day can evoke sadness for those who have lost a parent. That said, I do think the respectful thing to do would be to remember your stepdad with a card as your mother wishes. Sometimes, knowing we have done something nice for someone else Â„ even if we are hurting Â„ can make us feel better. If you do, you wonÂt be sorry. I know, because it has worked for me. P.S. Readers, allow me to wish a Happy FatherÂs Day to fathers everywhere Â„ birth fathers, stepfathers, adoptive and foster fathers, grandfathers, and all of those caring men who mentor children and ll the role of absent dads. And, of course, a big shoutout to dual-role moms and grandmothers. I applaud you all. Â„ LOVE, ABBY DEAR ABBY: I am in high school and IÂm an atheist. My parents are Catholic. Over the past couple of years, for various reasons, I have realized I donÂt believe what my parents and priest were telling me. I havenÂt told my parents because IÂm afraid of what theyÂll say. Mom will probably think she failed as a parent, my grandma would never talk to me again and IÂll be forced to go to church every Sunday, do the sacraments and go to religion class. IÂve been silent for a while, but IÂm going to make my conrmation soon and I feel terrible. When I go to conrmation classes, I feel like a hypocrite. I want to tell everyone the truth, but I donÂt know if itÂs a good idea. Should I? Â„ NEW ENGLAND HERETIC DEAR ÂHERETICÂŽ: Although this may seem counterintuitive, consider talking to your priest about your feelings. I am positive that it wonÂt be the rst time he has heard something like this. Keep in mind that as you grow older, your feelings about atheism may moderate. People have been known to return to Â„ and nd comfort from Â„ the church after a long absence. 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. To receive a collection of AbbyÂs most memorable Â„ and most frequently requested Â„ poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Â„ Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: With all of our outdoor cooking events during warmer months, itÂs important to understand how heat aects food. Heat causes bacteria to grow and that makes the food dangerous to eat. HereÂs some key information you should know: Â„Never thaw food on the counter during summer heat. Â„Do not allow food to remain outside the refrigerator for more than two hours. If perishable food has been sitting unrefrigerated for more than two hours, it should be thrown out. Â„If the summer heat is 85 degrees or more, food should not be left out for more than an hour, and that includes food at the beach or at a picnic.Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just pulled our barbecue grill out of storage, and it is so dirty. Do you have a quick way I can clean it? Â„ Bob from Texas Dear Bob: First, scrape o all food debris and grease. Then try this lowÂ„tech cleaning trick. Grab a wad of aluminum foil and rub it over the grill until you can see that all of the icky crud is gone. Wash removable grill plates in hot, soapy water, then dry and rub the surface with a bit of cooking oil. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: While stainless steel looks good and has a durable nish, it needs a special kind of cleaning to prevent the surface from being scratched. Here is how to remove ngerprints and keep the appliance shiny. Rinse, wipe and dry stainless steel often with a clean cloth or sponge to maintain the surface. Never use abrasive cleaners such as steel wool or steel brushes because they can scratch the surface. Do not use any cleaning product that contains chlorine (sodium hypochlorite), which includes dishwasher detergent and other spray products. To remove stains, make a paste of liquid soap and baking soda. Rub with the grain of the stainless steel. Then rinse, and wipe the surface completely. Pour a bit of mineral oil on a paper towel to give it a shine. Then wipe dry. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: Do you have any ideas for quick and healthy desserts that I can serve to my family this summer? Â„ Rebecca from Louisiana Dear Rebecca: Yes, buy your favorite kind of apples, which are abundant in the summer. You can transform them into tasty, healthy and crunchy desserts. Follow this recipe. Do not peel the apples; just remove the cores. You can then make these three llings. Â„Cut up dried apricots and mix with almond paste. Pack this into the apples and drizzle lemon juice over the top. Â„Mince almonds and gingersnaps. Spoon this mixture into the apples. Â„Chop walnuts and dates together. Add to the apples and pour a bit of maple syrup over the top. Â„Bake apples at 475 degrees for about 45 minutes. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: My girlfriendÂs husband recently died suddenly. Some of his accounts (his smartphone, websites, bank and stockbroker) required passwords, and she didnÂt know them all. It created big problems for her. So I decided to put together a list of all my important passwords and those of my family members. I made paper copies of them and keep the list in a le at home. I also put one in my safety deposit box at the bank Â„ just in case. My family has the information to access the deposit box as well. Â„ Barbara from Florida Dear Barbara: This is a great idea. Every family should create a safe paper le that includes IDs, usernames, passwords and credit card information as well. Â„ HeloiseFatherÂs Day is bitter reminder for daughter still mourning her dadDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year. This is FatherÂs Day. Today in history On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses. On this date In 1397 the Treaty of Kalmar created a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In 1579 Sir Francis Drake arrived in present-day northern California, naming it New Albion and claiming English sovereignty. In 1928 Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger. In 1930 President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation. In 1953 U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, originally set for the next day, the coupleÂs 14th wedding anniversary. (They were put to death June 19.) In 1972 President Richard NixonÂs eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.Âs Watergate complex. In 1994 after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. (Simpson was later acquitted in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil trial.) In 2015 nine people were shot to death in a historic AfricanAmerican church in Charleston, South Carolina; suspect Dylann Roof was arrested the following morning. (Roof has since been convicted of federal hate crimes and sentenced to death; he later pleaded guilty to state murder charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.) TodayÂs birthdays Actor Peter Lupus is 86. Movie director Ken Loach is 82. Actor William Lucking is 77. Singer Barry Manilow is 75. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is 75. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 67. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 64. Actor Jon Gries is 61. Rock singer Jello Biafra is 60. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 60. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 57. Actor Greg Kinnear is 55. Actress Kami Cotler is 53. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 48. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 47. Tennis player Venus Williams is 38. Bible verse ÂLet not your heart be troubled: Ye believe in God, believe also in me.ÂŽ Â„ John 14:1. There is no need for you to be troubled. Put your life into the hands of Jesus. He will take care of you. RUSO, N.D. (AP) Â„ The man believed to be North DakotaÂs oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the stateÂs smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported. The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier estimates heÂs been mayor for more than three decades. He said he forgot Tuesday was election day until his daughter reminded him. ÂIÂll have to go down the street and see if I can Â“nd a cigar,ÂŽ he quipped. In the only other contest on TuesdayÂs ballot, Terry Roloson was re-elected to City Council after also garnering all three votes cast.ODD NEWS North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of townÂs votesin them, Watkins said. It doesnÂt appear to be migrating, he said, Âbut I think maybe where it is, it may be getting a little stronger.ÂŽ Some coastal utilities in St. Johns River Water Management DistrictÂs 18-county region already are experiencing increased salinity in their public supply wells, said spokeswoman Teresa Monson said. To address the challenges, Monson said the district is coordinating with the Florida Climate Institute and the Florida Water and Climate Alliance. ÂWe have seen water quality become more mineralized primarily in coastal areas but also in some interior areas,ÂŽ she stated. The intrusion or the upward movement of highly mineralized water into layers of fresh water has occurred in areas where there has been Âexcessive pumping at agricultural wells and public supply wellÂ“elds.ÂŽ In the Panhandle, meanwhile, the Northwest Florida Water Management District is not concerned about saltwater intrusion. District Executive Director Brett Cyphers said the district has not spent a lot of time researching potential impacts of sea level rise on the aquifers relied upon for fresh water. ÂWe donÂt have the same level of saltwater intrusion other areas have,ÂŽ said Cyphers, who oversees a district that stretches across FloridaÂs Panhandle from Escambia to Jefferson County. ÂFrom a resource perspective weÂre not going to have the pressures. The terrain here is different. Water Â”ows downhill. We have elevations. Where the land sits Â”at the water moves slower.ÂŽ In the rest of Florida, however, cities are taking notice. Some cities have installed reverse osmosis systems in their municipal utilities. Among them are Cedar Key, Clearwater, Cape Coral and Jupiter. In reverse osmosis, water is forced through membranes that remove salt. Utilities ofÂ“cials say their brushes with saltwater intrusion have given them foresight into the future and what will be needed as Atlantic and Gulf. It will come at a cost. Cedar Key installed a reverse osmosis system in 2012 when saltwater intrusion was caused by drought. John McPherson, general manager of the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District, said the wells are 200 feet deep and several miles inland of the island off State Road 24. The district provides water to the island but is independent of Cedar Key city government. McPherson said the reverse osmosis system is used only when salt water contaminates the well. The organic elements in fresh water make the system less efÂ“cient, so it is not run full time. The wells are currently as deep as they can be Â„ salt water lies below 200 feet Â„ so digging deeper is not an option for future intrusion caused by sea level rise. That means the reverse osmosis system will be pressed into service more often, driving up the cost of fresh water. ÂIt does cost more. When you put 100 gallons into a reverse osmosis system, 20 gallons gets discharged as waste. And thatÂs if everything is working properly,ÂŽ McPherson said. ÂAnd there are additional electrical costs. But itÂs a mechanical solution we have already paid for.ÂŽ Clearwater is taking a different, and more innovative, approach to future saltwater intrusion. Both of the cityÂs two reverse osmosis plants were installed without regard to seawater intrusion, said David Porter, director of Clearwater Public Utilities. One was built because one of the cityÂs wells developed higher levels of arsenic in the water that had to be removed. The other was built because the amount of water available for new capacity in the fresh water zone of the aquifer is limited. But recognizing that saltwater intrusion is expected to rise with sea levels, Clearwater is the Â“rst utility in Florida implementing a groundwater replenishment system to clean used water to potable standards. Permits are being issued now and construction is expected to begin late this year or in early 2019. ÂWe are taking highly treated efÂ”uent from our wastewater treatment plant that is already being used for reclaimed water. We are going to put it through an entirely new advanced water puriÂ“cation facility. ItÂs very, very advanced,ÂŽ Porter said. ÂIt will be better than drinking water quality and we are going to inject it into the lower Floridan zone. That is going to raise the pressure of the aquifer to combat saltwater intrusion and to provide more water in the upper zone for people to use.ÂŽ Extensive testing was done before Clearwater signed on for the $33 million project, which is partially funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Valle-Levinson said more coastal public water suppliers, and homeowners with their own taps in the aquifer, will have to account for saltwater intrusion in the future. It wonÂt be cheap. Even inland areas are expected to be affected, including communities along the St. Johns River. The intrusion could be even more severe if the river is dredged deeper at the cityÂs port to accommodate larger ships. That will enable more seawater to Â”ow in and travel farther upriver to Palatka and beyond. As more public utilities face saltwater intrusion, the technologies used to cope with it will likely evolve. Reverse osmosis is one type of desalination technology but other exist including various methods of distillation of salt water. Unless massive amounts of rain can recharge the aquifer or large amounts of rainwater can be stored, saltwater intrusion is going to happen along the coasts, Valle-Levinson said. ÂThe estuaries will be salinated. The aquifer will be salinated,ÂŽ ValleLevinson said. ÂThe most basic resource that we need Â„ fresh water Â„ will be contaminated, but also all of our infrastructure. Salt water will start corroding our sewage, our drainage, our communications, our vehicles. The problem of saltwater intrusion is super important. We hear about it, but we donÂt hear about it enough and I donÂt think there is a concerted effort to address the problem.ÂŽBRACKISHFROM PAGE 1 He has also decried how women are often considered part of this Âthrow-away culture,ÂŽ sometimes forced to prostitute themselves. ÂHow many of you pray for these women who are thrown away, for these women who are used, for these girls who have to sell their own dignity to have a job?ÂŽ Francis asked during his morning homily Friday. Francis has dedicated much of his pontiÂ“cate to preaching about families, marriage and the problems that families today encounter. He is expected to highlight these issues during his August trip to Ireland where heÂll close out the Catholic ChurchÂs big family rally.POPEFROM PAGE 1 the conclusion of the Eid holiday, which follows the monthlong fasting month of Ramadan. Ghani offered no details of the extension, including how long it would be in effect. The TalibanÂs leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada, on Monday separately announced a three-day truce to mark the Eid holiday. The Taliban cease-Â“re took effect at midnight on Thursday. Ghani in his statement announcing the extension called on the Taliban to reply in kind. He also said that a cease-Â“re could be accompanied with visits to their prisoners and treatment for their Â“ghters at hospitals in Afghanistan. Ghani also repeated his promise that everything could be on the negotiation table, including the presence of foreign forces. Earlier this week Taliban leader Akhundzada said he wanted direct talks with the United States before engaging in negotiations with the Afghan government. There was no immediate Taliban reply to GhaniÂs latest offer of an extension. In a statement Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed GhaniÂs offer of an extension to the cease-Â“re, adding that the U.S. Âstands ready to work with the Afghan government, the Taliban, and all the people of Afghanistan to reach a peace agreement and political settlement that brings a permanent end to this war.ÂŽ While no one has yet claimed responsibility for SaturdayÂs explosion in Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Islamic State afÂ“liate, which did not sign on to the cease-Â“re, has a strong presence in the area. Previously, IS Â“ghters have clashed with Taliban, who have rejected their demands for a caliphate. Meanwhile Atta-ul-Rahman Salim, deputy head of AfghanistanÂs High Peace Council, said Taliban Â“ghters from across the country were entering into government-controlled areas to visit their families Âand they were being welcomed by government security forces.ÂŽ In eastern Logar province, dozens of Taliban on motorcycles roared through the provincial capital of Pul-e-Alam, some of the vehicles festooned with the Afghan Â”ag. Provincial police spokesman Shahpur Ahmadzai told The Associated Press that the Taliban were unarmed and no one was allowed into the city with weapons. Abdullah Faizani, a Taliban Â“ghter from LogarÂs Baraki district, said it had been seven years since he has been to the provincial capital. Although he wanted an extended cease-Â“re, he said he would not lay down his weapons permanently until Âall the foreign troops leave Afghanistan.ÂŽ In northern Kunduz province, Doctor Abdul Majhid said nearly 2,000 Taliban were seen celebrating in the city, many of them with family and friends but also several were seen celebrating with Afghan Security Forces. ÂWe are feeling that these days are golden days for us, it is so peaceful,ÂŽ said Majid. In southern Kandahar, Haji Gulalai said he welcomed the cease-Â“re.TALIBANFROM PAGE 1customers indicated that we need to get readyÂŽ for last-minute orders, said Steen Christensen, North America CEO for German freight-arrangements provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He said some of the commodities his customers buy from China wonÂt fall under the tariffs. President Donald Trump announced Friday that starting next month the U.S. will impose a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. Trump targeted Chinese industrial and agricultural machinery, aerospace parts and communications technology. Most consumer goods from China such as smartphones and TVs were left off the list. Some freight industry observers think a rush to beat the tariff deadline is inevitable. ÂThere will be a surge in exports from China and from the U.S. as the date approaches,ÂŽ said John Manners-Bell, CEO of U.K. research Â“rm Transport Intelligence. ÂWe have certainly seen that in the past with these sorts of impositions of tariffs and quotas.ÂŽ Manners-Bell expects ÂsigniÂ“cantÂŽ rate increases and a shift of some cargo from ships to air freight in coming weeks. Rates for container shipping rose last year as the industry tried to sail past a period of overcapacity and low freight rates. Rates for air freight have been rising in recent years as retailers meet growing demand from online shopping. Air freight is highly seasonal, with prices spiking in the fall as Christmas gifts are sent to stores and consumers. ÂFortunately weÂre not in the high season quite yet,ÂŽ said Fried, the representative of freight forwarders Â„ they are like travel agents for companies needing to make shipping arrangements. He said it is still possible to Â“nd space in the bellies of passenger and cargo planes Â”ying over the PaciÂ“c. Some companies that source materials from China could eventually look for suppliers in other Asian countries with low labor costs including Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, but many will take a wait-and-see approach because it takes times to rewire supply chains, said Erik Lundh, an economist specializing in China for The Conference Board, a major business group. It isnÂt clear how long the tariffs will last, or whether the U.S. and China might settle their trade Â“ght quickly. ÂThere is so much volatility around this issue that in three weeksÂ time this could all have been for nothing,ÂŽ Lundh said.IMPORTFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 12, le photo, a tugboat assists a container ship in docking at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. President Donald Trump announced Friday that starting next month the U.S. will impose a 25 percent tari on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports .FROM PAGE ONE
Sunday, June 17, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | MiLB 2 | Horse Racing 2 | Golf 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | World Cup Soccer 6 adno=50536651 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018AP PHOTORays lefty Ryan Yarbrough had a tough day. By Marc TopkinTamba Bay TimesNEW YORK Â… The Rays had their problems against the Yankees again Saturday, losing 4-1. This one was pretty much a lost cause all the way around, as they didnÂt pitch well, didnÂt hit much until the ninth and didnÂt look good in the field. The result was a third straight loss to the Yankees on this trip, and the 28th in the last 36 games. After game opener Ryne Stanek got the first four outs, relieving starter Ryan Yarbrough stepped in and had trouble right away. A four-pitch walk to lefty Greg Bird led eventually to a run on Gleyber TorresÂ two-out double. And an Aaron Judge liner that eluded centerfielder Mallex Smith to open the third led to another run. The Yankees then flexed their muscle in the fifth, with homers by Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez. Yarbrough lasted only 3 Â‡ innings, allowing the four runs on six hits and three walks. That led the Rays to turn next to Austin Pruitt, who had been slated to cover the bulk of the innings on Sunday. The Rays, meanwhile, managed only three hits over eight innings against Yankees ace Luis Severino. They got their run when Matt Duffy opened the ninth with a homer off Chasen Shreve. And they were sloppy in the field, making one error by rookie SS Willy Adames but contributing with a couple of missed plays, of not mis-plays. The loss was the Rays 12th in their last 16 games and dropped them to 32-38 overall. They wrap up the fourgame series on Sunday with a 2:05 game. Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ tampabay.com Follow @ TBTimes_RaysMLB: Yankees 1, Rays 4Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1By MIKE CORDERAssociated PressKALININGRAD, Russia Â„ Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his teamÂs 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup. Modric sent in a corner that was headed by two teammates and then deflected into the net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute. ÂWe scored at the perfect moment. After that it was easier for us to play our game,ÂŽ Modric said. ÂAfter the first goal we started creating chances.ÂŽ Modric later converted a penalty in the 71st after William Ekong held onto Mario Mandzukic. It was the fifth penalty awarded in four World Cup matches on Saturday. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr felt his team also deserved a penalty. ÂThere were also so many fouls in the other box, they could have also given a penalty for us,ÂŽ Rohr said. Croatia, with Modric and Ivan Rakitic controlling the midfield, dominated most of the match and rarely allowed Nigeria to get close to goal. It took nearly an hour for the Nigerians to have an effort on target Â„ a header by Odion Ighalo straight at goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.WORLD CUP: Croatia 2, Nigeria 0Modric helps lead Croatia over NigeriaBy Rick StroudTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ ThereÂs always a lot of attention on the rookie class this time of year, rightfully so. ThereÂs a reason the Bucs focused on defense, and DT Vita Vea, CBs M.J. Stewart, Carlton Davis and S Justin Whitehead all look like they could have productive NFL careers. RB Ronald Jones, a second-round pick from Southern Cal, could post the biggest numbers since he should get 15 to 20 touches per game. But NFL players typically make the biggest leap from their first to second year, which is why TE O.J. Howard could become a dominant player in 2018. Howard showed how versatile and explosive he can be in the BucsÂ offense during minicamp. At 6-foot-6, 242 pounds, Howard is a big, fast target who is a NFL: BuccaneersO.J. Howard poised to take o ?TIMES FILE PHOTOBucs tight end O.J. Howard celebrates a touchdown against Buffalo earlier this season. By BARRY WILNERAssociated PressSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Â„ Whether he ever wins a U.S. Open Â„ and that prospect is increasingly bleak at age 48 Â„ Phil Mickelson will be remembered for what happened on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Call it the Mickelson Meltdown. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he ran over and swatted it back toward the hole as the ball was still moving. ÂSometimes it gets a little goofy, sure,ÂŽ he said, Âbut itÂs all within the rules.ÂŽ MickelsonÂs shocking display in the third round earned him a 2-stroke penalty for breaking the rule against hitting a moving ball and led to a 10 on the hole, an 81 overall. He went from shooting GOLF: US OpenFrustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open DIRK SHADD | TIMESRays owner Stuart Sternberg says he hasnÂt given up on this season. The key is getting through the current challenging part of the schedule then hitting a hot streak. By Marc TopkinTampa Bay TimesNEW YORK Â„ So what does the boss Â„ lowercase, of course, around here Â„ think of this upand-down, hot-and-cold Rays season so far? Appropriately, a variety of things. In a 30-minute chat with the Tampa Bay Times before FridayÂs 5-0 loss to the Yankees, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg shared some of his optimism, frustration, concern, hope and confidence about the team, the season and the prospects for a new stadium in Tampa. Some excerpts: Â€ On the results thus far: He is not pleased with the overall losing record. Called it Âincredibly disappointingÂŽ that 18 of their 37 losses were by one MLB: RAYSOwner Stuart Sternberg frustrated, but optimisticTRIPLE CROWN WINNER TO RACE AGAINJustify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Page 2 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE GOLF, 3 SEE RAYS, 3
Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, June 17, 2018 / The SunBy BRYAN LEVINESports WriterTAMPA Â… Spencer Jones had plans for this weekend. The Charlotte Stone Crabs pitcher was supposed to spend time with his family, a welldeserved respite from the rigors of the season as part of the all-star break. However, fate would alter those previous commitments. A propitious conversation provided the relief pitcher with an opportunity he didnÂt expect. Â(Stone Crabs manager Reinaldo Ruiz) called me into his office to tell me I was selected to the all-star team,ÂŽ Jones. ÂI still got to hang out with my family (Friday) and we went to the home run derby together. Âƒ It was a cool experience. IÂm glad they were able to be here with me.ÂŽ Jones, one of six Stone Crabs selected for the mid-season affair, and their teammates composing the South Division roster in SaturdayÂs Florida State League all-star game, didnÂt have a great game. The North Division dominated the contest with an authoritative 5-0 win. Entering the game in the seventh inning, Jones allowed an inherited runner to score, followed by two runners of his own, issuing two hits and a walk during his appearance. At times, especially early on, the all-star game felt like the North Division against the Stone Crabs, as four players from Charlotte were in the starting lineup. In the second inning alone, five of the six outs recorded had a Stone Crab involved. In the top of the frame, Jesus Sanchez leadoff the inning by grounding out, Robbie Tenerowicz flew out to deep right-center field and the inning ended with Miles Mastrobuoni flying out. ÂIt was cool getting to talk to other guys on other teams that you only see for a minute at a time,ÂŽ Tenerowicz said. ÂSome of them play with buddies of mine from back home, so that was cool.ÂŽ When Palm BeachÂs Austin Warner got himself into some trouble in the bottom of the second inning, he was relieved by CharlotteÂs Willy Ortiz, who ended the threat. Ortiz got the first batter to fly out to shallow right field Â… with a familiar right fielder, teammate Jesus Sanchez, making the play Â… before getting a strikeout to end the inning. Ortiz then allowed a pair of singles to begin the third inning, which ended his evening, as he was able to record just the two outs in the second inning. The all-star showcase provided a great opportunity for the righthanded pitcher, serving as the biggest stage heÂs ever pitched on. OrtizÂs fastball was on display as the 22-year-old lit up the radar gun, with his pitches ranging between 99-101 MPH. It was a busy evening for Lucius Fox. As the first batter of the game, Fox had a chance to create some excitement by setting the tempo, but struck out. Later in the bottom of the first, a hard-hit single found its way under the glove of Fox, but he redeemed himself by starting an inning-ending double play moments later. ÂIt was an awesome experience just being around all these great players,ÂŽ Fox said. ÂJust picking their brain and learning from each other. The crowd was amazing. You felt their energy on the field.ÂŽ Mastrobuoni and Fox occupied the left side of the infield for the entirety of SaturdayÂs loss. They both had one single each, accounting for the only Stone Crabs hits of the night. Tenerowicz also drew a walk. ÂYou come into these things and youÂre always playing with house money,ÂŽ Mastrobuoni said. 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(Left to right) UTL Miles Mastrobuoni, RHP Willy Ortiz, UTL Robbie Tenerowicz, RHP Spencer Jones, SS Lucius Fox and RF Jesus Sanchez. By GARY B. GRAVESAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Â„ Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racingÂs newest superstar. A crowd watched the chestnut colt with a white blaze exit a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. He said the horse traveled well and will be Âjust taking it easyÂŽ for a few days before this weekendÂs celebration and his return to California. ÂHeÂll walk at least the next three days, as long as heÂll allow us to,ÂŽ Barnes said. ÂThen weÂll see which direction we need to head as far as training.ÂŽ Justify became the 13th Triple Crown champion with SaturdayÂs 1 -length victory in the Belmont Stakes that improved him to 6-0 lifetime. His milestone run follows that of 2015 champion American Pharoah, also trained by Bob Baffert. Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and JustifyÂs owners will receive engraved trophies for winning the Kentucky Derby during Saturday nightÂs card. The track said details for honoring Justify were still being worked out. ÂThereÂs been tremendous buzz,ÂŽ spokesman Darren Rogers said. ÂItÂs great to have him on the grounds. And, letÂs face it, thereÂs going to be tremendous excitement this year with the BreedersÂ Cup being at Churchill Downs (Nov. 2-3). HeÂs great for the sport. Any Triple Crown winner is great for the sport.ÂŽ As was the case with American Pharoah, who ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought, spectators waited as the van carrying Justify turned the corner before stopping in front of BaffertÂs barn. A wall featured two new signs, one proclaiming JustifyÂs achievement below another for American Pharoah. There was a brief noise as Justify emerged, but fans mostly concentrated on positioning their cameras. Among those in the crowd was Denise King of Raceland, Kentucky, who took a break from a conference to come to Churchill Downs with a friend and see a bit of history. ÂIÂd never thought IÂd be this close to the most famous race horse in the world,ÂŽ King said. ÂHeÂs even more magnificent than I thought heÂd be. Who wouldÂve thought weÂd see another Triple Crown?ÂŽHORSE RACINGJustify back at Churchill, fans bask in gloryBy BETH HARRISAssociated PressNEW YORK Â„ Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that controls Justify wants to share the horse with the public by racing him. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on Feb. 18. ÂOur focus was on each race as they came up,ÂŽ Walden said after unveiling JustifyÂs Triple Crown banner inside Belmont Park. ÂNow we can take a deep breath and just see how the horse is.ÂŽ Justify is set to return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. Next Saturday, JustifyÂs owners along with trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith will receive their engraved Kentucky Derby trophies at Churchill. ItÂs possible Justify could be paraded at the track like American Pharoah after he won the Triple Crown for Baffert in 2015. ÂToday he looked fantastic,ÂŽ Baffert said. ÂAfter a week, it starts catching up with them.ÂŽ On J une 17, J ustif y will travel to BaffertÂs base in Southern California to await his next move. Among the possibilities: the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 29 at New JerseyÂs Monmouth Park, the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 18 and the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 25. Baffert can expect to hear from officials at several tracks eager to lure racingÂs newest superstar, much like he did with American Pharaoh. Chris Kay, president of the New York Racing Association, joked that he would Âhold Bode hostage until they make the decision,ÂŽ referring to BaffertÂs 13-year-old son. ÂWe hope this entire g rou p will be assembled again in late August in Saratoga,ÂŽ Kay said. Baffert took American Pharoah to Saratoga in August 2015 and the Triple Crown winner was upset by Keen Ice in the Travers. ÂEverybody thinks IÂm so opposed to Saratoga,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm not. IÂve had really good luck there.ÂŽ The season-ending BreedersÂ Cup world championships are in Louisville on Nov. 2-3. ÂItÂs been the longest, quickest journey,ÂŽ a hoarse-sounding Baffert said as light rain fell outside JustifyÂs barn. ÂWe were in the office watching the replay over and over. HeÂs just an unbelievable horse. WeÂre just so proud of him. We thought he was that kind of horse but the y have to prove it.ÂŽ Justify won the Belmont on Saturday by 1 lengths over 24-1 shot Gronkowski after winning the Kentucky Derby by lengths and the Preakness by a half-length. Justify became the first colt in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2-year-old. ÂHe ran a large number of races in a short amount of time with no 2-year-old foundation,ÂŽ said Chad Brown, who trains Gronkowski. ÂThis horse overcame a lot. He was managed so well by Bob and his staff. HeÂs a remarkable horse to run in all three legs as well as he did.ÂŽ Wearing a white blanket advertising his status as the s p ortÂs 13th Triple Crown winner, Justify walked laps inside the barn before coming outside to greet a slew of cameras. He pricked his ears at the sound of the shutter clicks and when Baffert led him closer, he playfully bit at one camera. ÂPharoah made so many people feel good,ÂŽ Baffert said. ÂThis horse, IÂm sure there was millions of people screaming at their TV wanting to see it done. People love history being made in sports.ÂŽ JustifyÂs victory silenced the skeptics who believed the colt was due for a loss because of his rushed schedule and close result in the Preakness. ÂOpinions die,ÂŽ Baffert said. ÂFacts live forever.ÂŽHORSE RACINGOwners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again
The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3mismatch for most linebackers and safeties. ÂYou saw two good examples of O.J. right there at the end,ÂŽ coach Dirk Koetter said following practice Wednesday. ÂHe made that great catch in the end zone (Tuesday). He made that beautiful catch in the seam, then a few plays later, we threw the screen to him. I mean O.J.Âs incredible athleticism just jumps out to you. ÂI think with him knowing more what to expect with the 16-game schedule and six-week training camp, itÂs easy to see, I donÂt think anybody who watched those plays wouldnÂt see why that guy was a first-round draft pick last year.ÂŽ Howard, who played in back-to-back national championship games at Alabama, unexpectedly fell to the Bucs with the No. 19 overall pick. Tampa Bay was poised to take Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, but Howard was too good to pass up. Howard is a complete tight end and involved more in the run game than the passing game. He still caught 26 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns. But there is so much he can improve. ÂWe all have to do our reports on last yearÂs film and tell the good and bad about it,ÂŽ Howard said. ÂSo I had a lot of things I wanted to improve on such as the run game, runnin g routes, g ettin g o p en a lot in man coverage.ÂŽ TE Cameron Brate, who has 14 touchdown receptions over the past two seasons, still is one of the BucsÂ top red-zone targets. ThatÂs becoming more of a trend with the number of teams doubleteaming Mike Evans. But Howard can hurt you at any place on the field. He had the highest yards per target average (11.07 yards) on the team last season, better than Evans (7.36) and DeSean Jackson (7.36) The problem is that like many rookies, the long season and heavy workload wore Howard down. ÂI would say maybe a little on the mental side,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂNot that he was making huge (mental mistakes). But itÂs just tou g h to sta y mentall y focused that long. He ended up getting hurt at the end of the year.ÂŽ Howard missed the final two games of 2017 with an ankle injury. ThereÂs only one football, but if he can stay healthy, Howard will be a bigger weapon this season.HeÂs down with JPPThe Bucs werenÂt thrilled when DE Jason Pierre-Paul told them he wouldnÂt be at any of the 10 organized team activity practices. But watching him for three days at mini-camp, his size, length and speed make you realize what a force he will be in the regular season. ÂWhen JPP first told me he wasnÂt going to be at the first part of OTAs, he said, ÂCoach, IÂve been doing this a long time; thereÂs only so many things a defensive end has to do,Â Â Koetter said. ÂI think heÂs done a good job. You can tell Â„ we all know who he is from afar but when he gets here, heÂs a big man and heÂs long, 280 pounds. He plays the run a lot better than people think he does so, heÂs going to be fine.ÂŽSummer break?This is a nervous time for NFL coaches and general managers. They lose track of players for six weeks and can only hope the phone doesnÂt ring. DT Gerald McCoy had some advice for young players: immerse your time in football. ÂYoung players, you live football,ÂŽ McCo y said. Âƒ ÂMe? IÂve been doing this nine years, so IÂve learned how to manage everything. If youÂre young, live it. DonÂt be happy being in the NFL. So what? What are you going to do now that youÂre here? Do something with it. Make the best of the opportunity. Sixteen hundred get to do this, so donÂt be satisfied with being one of the top 1,600 in the NFL. ÂIf IÂm talking to Vita, go home, say hello to your family and get right back here. The only way to prepare for this Tampa heat is to be in it. You have to train in it. Âƒ Live what youÂre doing, man. Set a foundation now. IÂm nine years in and IÂve set a foundation. Young g u y ? Football. ThatÂs it.ÂŽBUCSFrom Page 1run. CouldnÂt believe how many players, especially pitchers, theyÂve lost to injury. Is openly concerned about how theyÂll get through this stretch of 16 games against the contending Yankees, Astros and Nationals. And, still, thinks they can make something out of this season. ÂThings have to break right for us, and if anything, itÂs broken the other way,ÂÂ he said. ÂGiven all that, for better or worse, the toughest part of the season is right now. If we can somehow get through this and hold our own, if we can do that, July, August, September is going to be a fun, great, optimistic team to watch. And weÂll see. Âƒ If we can get streaky, stuff can happen. WeÂre not writing off this season by any stretch.ÂÂ Â€ On the negative reaction to their unorthodox pitching plan of using a game opener: The volume and intensity have been surprising, though he acknowledged that may be because theyÂd talked about it for years and tried it in 2015. But, still Âƒ ÂI know guys at MLB, in the offices and around the league, theyÂre looking at it and I donÂt think anybody is rooting for us to have it work, put it that way,ÂÂ he said. ÂItÂs a no-brainer for us. If I was running out the Astros rotation or what ours looked like (previously) we might still do it at times. But here, weÂre going to do it more. If we hadnÂt had 11 starters taken from us (injured, a slight exaggeration). But itÂs absolutely the right thing to do.ÂÂ Â€ On the roster turnover: He lauded his staff for being Âpretty pristineÂŽ in the high volume of moves they made and felt they Âfilled in almost as good or betterÂŽ for all the veterans they traded with one exception, noting the way outfielder Corey Dickerson has played for the Pirates so far, hitting .310 with a large drop-off in strikeouts. ÂIf we would have seen him change his game around and not swinging at everything and striking out a lot less and walking more, it was easy, right?ÂÂ he said. Also that the opportunity to trade Denard Span and Alex Colome had to be taken, and the savings will be re-invested. Â€ On the stadium: Sternberg said there has been enough talk with Tampa, Hillsborough County and business leaders that there is Âno reason why we shouldnÂt have a good sense of where things are headed by yearÂs end,ÂÂ which means Âit shouldnÂt be necessaryÂŽ to get an extension on the deadline to let St. Petersburg know if the Rays will be leaving the Trop before the 2027 end of their term. Also, that the teamÂs contribution to the estimated $800 million project remains fluid from his original $150 million suggestion, based on commitments for major sponsorships and naming rights. ÂThe more we can sell, the more we can contribute,ÂÂ he said. And that he feels the team has done ÂgreatÂŽ and is Âready,ÂÂ that there is a lot of ÂexcitementÂŽ for the project in the community and now itÂs a matter of seeing if a workable deal can be made. Drawing an analogy to the closing scene in the movie The Iron Giant, Sternberg said itÂs a matter now of all the pieces coming together: ÂThere are all these things. There is money out there, there are sponsorships out there, there are fans out there Âƒ and itÂs got to coalesce. ItÂs got to coalesce. ItÂs not New York, whereÂs it just ready to go. Atlanta Â„ boom, boom, boom. This is going to take the sum of a lot of parts to come together to make it happen. ÂThe pieces are there. People need the will, the desire and, including us, the confidence that itÂs an important thing to do and a worthwhile thing to do.ÂÂ Â€ On the youth movement, and feeling like he did in 2007 looking to the near future: ÂItÂs exciting, and itÂs not a one-, two-year thing. I think weÂve got just blue skies ahead of us on the field and itÂs going to be real fun times. A lot of the story is going to be told come July, August and September, similar to 2007. IÂm not saying weÂre going to win 97 games next year but in Â07 we felt really good about what the team looked like the next three-four years.ÂÂ Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ tampabay.com. Follow @ TBTimes_RaysRAYSFrom Page 1a 69 to making the cut to falling apart so badly that playing partner Andrew Johnston called it Âa moment of madness.ÂŽ ÂIÂve had multiple times where IÂve wanted to do that,ÂŽ Mickelson said, explaining he preferred the 2-stroke penalty to having to play the ball from off the green. ÂI just finally did.ÂŽ Saturday was MickelsonÂs 48th birthday, and there were good vibes everywhere early in his round. He was serenaded with ÂHappy BirthdayÂŽ at nearly every green, and even after four consecutive bogeys the fans were supportive. ÂPeople here have been awesome, they made my birthday special,ÂŽ he said. Then came No. 13, where nothing was special Â„ just outrageous. Mickelson jogged after the ball after it curled around the hole, realizing it was about to head down the other side of the green. His swat sent the ball off the hole. He then two-putted. With the 2-shot penalty, he was given a sextuplebogey 10 that was the highest score on any hole at this U.S. Open, according to the USGA. ÂIÂve wanted to do that many times. I should have done it several times at Augusta on 15,ÂŽ he said. As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to Johnston, who also was smiling. ÂI said, ÂThat is one of the strangest things I have ever seenÂ and started laughing, and said ÂsorryÂ about laughing,ÂŽ said Johnston, a jovial Englishman with the nickname Beef. ÂHe just laughed at me, he had no words to say. We just laughed. ÂItÂs something you might see at your club with your mates. It was strange, no one ever has those thoughts, it just happens.ÂŽGOLFFrom Page 1By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Â„ The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting a 4-under 66 about the time Johnson was just starting out on greens that became so slick that Phil Mickelson swatted a ball that was still moving on the 13th green and no one in the final 22 groups broke par. Johnson, who started the third round with a four-shot lead, barely nudged his 17-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole. It ran 8 feet by the cup and he missed the par putt for one last bogey and a 7-over 77. At least he still has a chance. Johnson was in a four-way tie for the lead at 3-over 213, the highest 54-hole score to lead the U.S. Open since the fabled ÂMassacre at Winged FootÂŽ in 1974. ÂYou were seeing shots that were well played and not rewarded,ÂŽ said Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA. ÂIt was a very tough test, but probably too tough this afternoon.ÂŽ Berger and Finau, who started the day 11 shots out of the lead, will play in the final group. Johnson and defending champion Brooks Koepka will be right behind them. Koepka made only two birdies in a hard-earned round of 72, leaving him in position to become the first back-to-back winner of the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange in 1989. Henrik Stenson made one birdie and picked up three shots on the leader. Mickelson celebrated his 48th birthday by matching his worst score in his 27th U.S. Open with an 81, and he provided the snapshot of a day that was entertaining for reasons the USGA didnÂt imagine. He went from behind the 13th green all the way off the front. His next shot was 18 feet above the hole. His bogey putt slid by, and after a few putts, Mickelson trotted after it and then stuck out his putter and hit the ball back toward the cup to keep it from running off the green. ThatÂs a two-shot penalty, giving him a 10.GOLF: PGA TourJohnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US OpenAP PHOTODustin Johnson hits out of the rough on the 15th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, yesterday, in Southampton, N.Y. Associated PressGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Â„ Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot 8-under 64 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. Nordqvist and Pace each birdied four of the first five holes and two of the last three Â„ each making 20-footers on the par-4 18th Â„ in their bogey-free rounds. They were at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Country Club. Nordqvist, from Sweden, has eight LPGA Tour victories, winning the Founders Cup and The Evian Championship last year. She birdied the par-3 fourth hole with the tee moved back behind the river. ÂIt was playing 218 today and I had a 3-wood,ÂŽ Nordqvist said. ÂI donÂt get a lot of roll on my 3-wood, so I pitched in front of the green and it just rolled up perfect. So, itÂs a tough hole, but I like the way LPGA challenges us.ÂŽ The 37-year-old Pace, from South Africa, won the 2014 Blue Bay LPGA in China for her lone LPGA Tour title. She has nine victories on the Ladies European Tour. ÂI love this golf course,ÂŽ Pace said. ÂIt reminds me a lot of home, and I love shaping the course. ItÂs fast on the greens, and I was hitting my irons really, really well these first rounds.ÂŽ Pace has been having success with a new set of clubs. ÂTheyÂre really going straight at the moment, so thatÂs always nice when itÂs always like that and you can just aim at the pin and then go for it,ÂŽ she said. Second-round leader So Yeon Ryu was third at 16 under after a 69. Angela Stanford (66) and Caroline Masson (68) were another stroke back. Ryu had six birdies, a double bogey and two bogeys. ÂI have been struggling with my game, so I havenÂt really been in contention,ÂŽ the South Korean player said. ÂSo, IÂm not really kind of used to getting attention. I just tried to get used to it. I think I would be nervous the front nine. And then I think on the back nine, I just relaxed more, and then was thinking about my game instead of just the full field.ÂŽGOLF: LPGA TourAnna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share lead 2 0 1 8 0 6 1 7 s p r t 0 3 p d f 1 1 7 J u n 1 8 0 2 : 3 3 : 5 0
The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Dunedin (Blue Jays) 0 0 000 Â„ Lakeland (Tigers) 0 0 000 Â„ Daytona (Reds) 0 0 000 Â„ Florida (Braves) 0 0 000 Â„ Clearwater (Phillies) 0 0 000 Â„ Tampa (Yankees) 0 0 000 Â„ South Division W L Pct. GB St. Lucie (Mets) 0 0 000 Â„ Jupiter (Marlins) 0 0 000 Â„ Bradenton (Pirates) 0 0 000 Â„ Charlotte (Rays) 0 0 000 Â„ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 0 0 000 Â„ Fort Myers (Twins) 0 0 000 Â„ SaturdayÂs Games Florida State League North 5, Florida State League South 0 SundayÂs Games No games scheduled MondayÂs Games Dunedin at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Lakeland at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Tampa at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Palm Beach at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -115 at St. Louis +105 at Pittsburgh -137 Cincinnati +127 at Atlanta Off San Diego Off Philadelphia -111 at Milwaukee +101 at Los Angeles -145 San Francisco +135 at Arizona -150 New York +140American Leagueat Chicago -105 Detroit -105 at Cleveland -135 Minnesota +125 at New York Off Tampa Bay Off Houston -240 at Kansas City +220 Los Angeles -111 at Oakland +101 Boston -125 at Seattle +115Interleagueat Baltimore -165 Miami +155 Washington -111 at Toronto +101 Colorado -130 at Texas +120 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Assigned LHP D.J. Snelten outright to Norfolk (IL). Sent 3B Tim Beckham to Bowie (EL) for a rehab assignment. Signed OFs Doran Turchin and Robert Neustrom to minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Assigned RHP Gregory Infante outright to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Signed INF Connor Smith and RHPs Brian Eichhorn, Jack DeGroat and Kyle Marman to minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Optioned RHP Artie Lewicki to Toledo (IL). Reinstated RHP Jordan Zimmermann from the 10-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Recalled 3B Tyler White from Fresno (PCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Optioned RHP Jason Adam to Omaha (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Brandon Maurer from Omaha. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned INF Nolan Fontana to Salt Lake (PCL). Designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment. Reinstated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP John Lamb from Salt Lake. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Optioned 1B Tyler Austin to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Assigned INF Wendell Rijo to Tampa (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS Â„ Placed 3B Matt Chapman on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Optioned RHP Carlos Ramirez to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Josh Lucas and INF Franklin Barreto from Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Assigned RHP Mike Morin outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Sent SS Adeiny Hechavarria and OF Kevin Kiermaier to Durham (IL) for rehab assignments. Signed SS Tyler Frank, LH Trey Cumbie, OFs Marvin Malone and Tanner Dodson, 1B Jacson McGowan and Ford Proctor and RHPs Miller Hogan, Jack Labosky, Nick Lee, B.J. Myers, Simon Rosenblum-Larson and Alan Strong to minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Placed C Carlos Perez on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF/1B Ryan Rua from Round Rock (PCL). Reinstated C Robinson Chirinos from the suspended list. Transferred SS Elvis Andrus to Round Rock for a rehab assignment. Signed LHPs Destin Dotson and Josh Smith, OF Ryan Anderson and RHPs Chris Jensen, Nicholas Laio, Theo McDowell, Reggie Meyer and Leury Tejada to minor league contracts.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Placed RHP Mike Foltynewicz on the 10-day DL. Reinstated RHP Julio Teheran from the 10-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Signed LHP Miguel Ausua to a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Optioned RHP Ben Meyer to New Orleans (PCL). Placed LHP Caleb Smith on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Merandy Gonzalez from Jacksonville (SL). Reinstated RHP Brett G raves from the 60-day DL. Transferred LHP Chris OÂGrady to the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Signed LHP Aaron Ashby to a minor league contract. Sent INF Wendell Rijo to the N.Y. Yankees to complete an earlier trade. NEW YORK METS Â„ Optioned 2B Ty Kelly to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated 1B Wilmer Flores from the 10-day DL. Signed 1B Joey Terdoslavich, SS Manny Rodriguez, 3B Brian Sharp, LHP Kevin Smith, 2B Chandler Avant and Josh Allen, OFs Ross Adolph and David Miranda and RHPs Zac Grotz, Bryce Montes de Oca and Tylor Megill to minor league contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Placed RHP Luis Garcia on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHPs Yacksel Rios and Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Signed LHPs Tommy Layne and Eli Kraus and RHP Michael Baird to minor league contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned RHP Pierce Johnson to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated INF Brandon Belt from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Jeff Samardzija to Sacramento for a rehab assignment.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS Â„ Released INF Michael Baca and RHP Tyler Frohwirth. Signed OF Jon Nunnally Jr., INF Matt Telesco and C Ryan Wagner. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Â„ Signed LHP Kenny Mathews.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM Â„ Signed LHP Mike Castellani. RIVER CITY RASCALS Â„ Signed OF Brandon Pugh. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS Â„ Signed OF Alec Olund. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS Â„ Released INF Andrew Dundon and RHP Jake Roehn.SOCCERNational WomenÂs Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT Â„ Released D/F Schuyler DeBree and M Maddie Huster.GOLFUNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. Purse: $12 million. Yardage: 7,445; Par: 70 (35-35) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundDaniel Berger 76-71-66Â„213 Tony Finau 75-72-66Â„213 Brooks Koepka 75-66-72Â„213 Dustin Johnson 69-67-77Â„213 Justin Rose 71-70-73Â„214 Henrik Stenson 71-70-74Â„215 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 76-72-68Â„216 Patrick Reed 73-72-71Â„216 Jim Furyk 73-71-72Â„216 Brian Gay 73-74-70Â„217 Dylan Meyer 77-69-71Â„217 Tyrrell Hatton 75-70-72Â„217 Branden Grace 76-69-72Â„217 Ian Poulter 69-72-76Â„217 Charley Hoffman 71-69-77Â„217 Gary Woodland 79-69-70Â„218 Webb Simpson 76-71-71Â„218 Zach Johnson 73-73-72Â„218 Xander Schauffele 72-74-72Â„218 Bryson DeChambeau 76-69-73Â„218 Justin Thomas 74-70-74Â„218 Matthew Fitzpatrick 73-70-75Â„218 Francesco Molinari 75-72-72Â„219 Paul Casey 73-73-73Â„219 Ryan Fox 73-72-74Â„219 Russell Knox 73-71-75Â„219 Russell Henley 69-73-77Â„219 Tommy Fleetwood 75-66-78Â„219 Scott Piercy 69-71-79Â„219 Brendan Steele 72-73-75Â„220 Rafa Cabrera Bello 73-71-76Â„220 Charles Howell 71-72-77Â„220 Jhonattan Vegas 76-72-73Â„221 Brandt Snedeker 72-76-73Â„221 Steve Stricker 73-75-73Â„221 a-Matt Parziale 74-73-74Â„221 Haotong Li 79-68-74Â„221 Chris Naegel 73-73-75Â„221 Louis Oosthuizen 74-72-75Â„221 Pat Perez 73-71-77Â„221 Alex Noren 72-72-77Â„221 Marc Leishman 74-69-78Â„221 Bill Haas 76-72-74Â„222 Matthieu Pavon 71-77-74Â„222 a-Luis Gagne 73-74-75Â„222 Peter Uihlein 75-72-75Â„222 Sam Burns 71-76-75Â„222 Patrick Cantlay 75-71-76Â„222 Brian Harman 74-70-78Â„222 Dean Burmester 75-73-75Â„223 Aaron Baddeley 74-72-77Â„223 a-Will Grimmer 73-72-78Â„223 Jason Dufner 70-74-79Â„223 Cameron Wilson 75-73-76Â„224 Hideki Matsuyama 75-70-79Â„224 Jimmy Walker 75-70-79Â„224 Mickey DeMorat 72-72-80Â„224 Kevin Chappell 75-72-78Â„225 Calum Hill 75-69-81Â„225 Tyler Duncan 77-67-81Â„225 Tim Wilkinson 76-72-78Â„226 Ross Fisher 76-71-79Â„226 Rickie Fowler 73-69-84Â„226 Phil Mickelson 77-69-81Â„227 Patrick Rodgers 72-72-83Â„227 Byeong Hun An 71-76-81Â„228 Andrew Johnston 73-73-82Â„228Failed to QualifyRoberto Castro 75-74Â„149 Emiliano Grillo 76-73Â„149 Lucas Glover 77-72Â„149 Graeme McDowell 79-70Â„149 Si Woo Kim 73-76Â„149 Chez Reavie 75-74Â„149 a-Braden Thornberry 76-73Â„149 Matthew Southgate 77-72Â„149 Jason Scrivener 78-71Â„149 Eric Axley 73-76Â„149 Jordan Spieth 78-71Â„149 Thorbjorn Olesen 76-73Â„149 Sungjae Im 76-73Â„149 Matthew Wallace 77-72Â„149 Lanto GrifÂ“ n 76-73Â„149 Matthew Jones 76-74Â„150 Tiger Woods 78-72Â„150 Brian Stuard 74-76Â„150 Sebastian Vazquez 77-73Â„150 Rory McIlroy 80-70Â„150 Shubhankar Sharma 74-76Â„150 a-Tyler Strafaci 78-72Â„150 Aaron Wise 77-74Â„151 Cameron Smith 79-72Â„151 Sebastian Munoz 80-71Â„151 Will Zalatoris 80-71Â„151 Chesson Hadley 76-75Â„151 Mackenzie Hughes 76-75Â„151 Bubba Watson 77-74Â„151 Tom Lewis 79-72Â„151 Ollie Schniederjans 76-76Â„152 Luke List 75-77Â„152 Kevin Kisner 77-75Â„152 Jason Day 79-73Â„152 Charl Schwartzel 79-73Â„152 Danny Willett 75-77Â„152 Matt Kuchar 74-78Â„152 Cole Miller 78-74Â„152 Richie Ramsay 77-76Â„153 Adam Scott 78-75Â„153 Trey Mullinax 79-74Â„153 David Bransdon 79-74Â„153 a-Doug Ghim 79-74Â„153 Sung Joon Park 81-72Â„153 Paul Waring 78-76Â„154 Ted Potter 76-78Â„154 Sergio Garcia 75-79Â„154 Kyle Stanley 75-79Â„154 Shane Lowry 75-79Â„154 Christopher Babcock 78-76Â„154 a-Rhett Rasmussen 80-74Â„154 Scott Stallings 80-74Â„154 Harold Varner 79-75Â„154 Michael Putnam 78-76Â„154 Wenchong Liang 79-76Â„155 Keegan Bradley 81-74Â„155 Jon Rahm 78-77Â„155 a-Stewart Hagestad 81-74Â„155 Michael Miller 77-78Â„155 a-Theo Humphrey 84-72Â„156 Ryan Evans 78-78Â„156 Richy Werenski 76-80Â„156 a-Jacob Bergeron 81-75Â„156 a-Chun An Yu 76-81Â„157 Ernie Els 78-79Â„157 Lucas Herbert 83-74Â„157 David Gazzolo 76-81Â„157 Alexander Levy 77-80Â„157 Kenny Perry 79-79Â„158 Martin Kaymer 83-75Â„158 Adam Hadwin 83-75Â„158 Rikuya Hoshino 79-79Â„158 a-Ryan Lumsden 82-76Â„158 James Morrison 81-77Â„158 a-Franklin Huang 82-76Â„158 a-Timothy Wiseman 83-75Â„158 a-Garrett Rank 83-75Â„158 Dylan Frittelli 78-80Â„158 Satoshi Kodaira 81-77Â„158 a-Kristoffer Reitan 81-77Â„158 Shota Akiyoshi 82-77Â„159 a-Noah Goodwin 81-78Â„159 a-Harry Ellis 80-79Â„159 a-Shintaro Ban 81-78Â„159 Sulman Raza 82-77Â„159 Michael Hebert 87-73Â„160 a-Philip Barbaree 82-79Â„161 Michael Block 85-78Â„163 Scott Gregory 92-75Â„167U.S. OPEN TEE TIMESAll times Eastern (a-amateur)Today First Hole8:21 a.m. Â„ Andrew Johnston 8:32 a.m. Â„ Byeong Hun An, Patrick Rodgers 8:43 a.m. Â„ Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler 8:54 a.m. Â„ Ross Fisher, Tim Wilkinson 9:05 a.m. Â„ Tyler Duncan, Calum Hill 9:16 a.m. Â„ Kevin Chappell, Mickey DeMorat 9:27 a.m. Â„ Jimmy Walker, Hideki Matsuyama 9:38 a.m. Â„ Cameron Wilson, Jason Dufner 9:49 a.m. Â„ a-Will Grimmer, Aaron Baddeley 10 a.m. Â„ Dean Burmester, Brian Harman 10:11 a.m. Â„ Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns 10:22 a.m. Â„ Peter Uihlein, a-Luis Gagne 10:33 a.m. Â„ Matthieu Pavon, Bill Haas 10:44 a.m. Â„ Marc Leishman, Alex Noren 10:55 a.m. Â„ Pat Perez, Louis Oosthuizen 11:06 a.m. Â„ Chris Naegel, Haotong Li 11:17 a.m. Â„ a-Matt Parziale, Steve Stricker 11:28 a.m. Â„ Brandt Snedeker, Jhonattan Vegas 11:39 a.m. Â„ Charles Howell, Rafa Cabrera Bello 11:50 a.m. Â„ Brendan Steele, Scott Piercy 12:01 p.m. Â„ Tommy Fleetwood, Russell Henley 12:12 p.m. Â„ Russell Knox, Ryan Fox 12:23 p.m. Â„ Paul Casey, Francesco Molinari 12:34 p.m. Â„ Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Thomas 12:45 p.m. Â„ Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele 12:56 p.m. Â„ Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson 1:07 p.m. Â„ Gary Woodland, Charley Hoffman 1:18 p.m. Â„ Ian Poulter, Branden Grace 1:29 p.m. Â„ Tyrrell Hatton, Dylan Meyer 1:40 p.m. Â„ Brian Gay, Jim Furyk 1:51 p.m. Â„ Patrick Reed, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2:02 p.m. Â„ Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose 2:13 p.m. Â„ Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka 2:24 p.m. Â„ Tony Finau, Daniel BergerLPGA TOURMEIJER LPGA CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at BlytheÂ“ eld Country Club, Grand Rapids, Mich. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundLee-Anne Pace 67-67-64Â„198 Anna Nordqvist 66-68-64Â„198 So Yeon Ryu 64-67-69Â„200 An g ela Stanford 68-67-66Â„201 Caroline Masson 67-66-68Â„201 Sophia Popov 67-68-67Â„202 Sakura Yokomine 68-64-70Â„202 Azahara Munoz 68-70-65Â„203 Lydia Ko 69-67-67Â„203 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-69-65Â„204 Ashleigh Buhai 68-67-69Â„204 Sandra Gal 68-64-72Â„204 Alena Sharp 71-68-66Â„205 Lexi Thompson 68-70-67Â„205 Lizette Salas 66-72-67Â„205 Jacqui Concolino 69-67-69Â„205 Michelle Wie 69-67-69Â„205 Amy Yang 73-67-66Â„206 Nelly Korda 70-68-68Â„206 Celine Boutier 72-68-67Â„207 Jin Young Ko 70-69-68Â„207 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70-68Â„207 Jeong Eun Lee 69-70-68Â„207 Lindy Duncan 69-69-69Â„207 Yani Tseng 70-67-70Â„207 Cristie Kerr 70-66-71Â„207 Peiyun Chien 70-66-71Â„207 Brianna Do 68-68-71Â„207 Su Oh 66-68-73Â„207 Carlota Ciganda 71-69-68Â„208 Hee Young Park 73-66-69Â„208 Eun-Hee Ji 71-68-69Â„208 Mina Harigae 68-71-69Â„208 Laetitia Beck 70-68-70Â„208 Kelly Shon 64-71-73Â„208 Mi Jung Hur 73-69-67Â„209 Lauren Kim 73-68-68Â„209 Hyo Joo Kim 72-69-68Â„209 Tiffany Joh 70-71-68Â„209 Angel Yin 71-68-70Â„209 Thidapa Suwannapura 70-69-70Â„209 Sei Young Kim 69-70-70Â„209 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-67-71Â„209 Yu Liu 69-69-71Â„209 Becky Morgan 69-69-71Â„209 a-Jaclyn Lee 68-69-72Â„209 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 71-71-68Â„210 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-73-68Â„210 In Gee Chun 72-69-69Â„210 Megan Khang 73-67-70Â„210 Nasa Hataoka 70-70-70Â„210 Morgan Pressel 68-72-70Â„210 Mariah Stackhouse 68-72-70Â„210 Caroline Inglis 68-72-70Â„210 Jaye Marie Green 73-66-71Â„210 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 73-69-69Â„211 Cydney Clanton 73-69-69Â„211 Cheyenne Woods 72-69-70Â„211 OlaÂ“ a Kristinsdottir 69-72-70Â„211 Hannah Green 68-73-70Â„211 Emily Tubert 70-70-71Â„211 Ariya Jutanugarn 69-70-72Â„211 Bronte Law 70-68-73Â„211 Kris Tamulis 73-69-70Â„212 Samantha Troyanovich 73-69-70Â„212 Beatriz Recari 71-71-70Â„212 Daniela Iacobelli 70-72-70Â„212 Christina Kim 70-70-72Â„212 Caroline Hedwall 68-72-72Â„212 Haru Nomura 69-72-72Â„213 Giulia Molinaro 72-68-73Â„213 Perrine Delacour 72-67-74Â„213 Katelyn Dambaugh 68-70-75Â„213 Min Lee 72-70-72Â„214 Celine Herbin 66-70-78Â„214 Gemma Dryburgh 70-72-73Â„215 Sandra Changkija 71-68-79Â„218 Katherine Perry 74-68-78Â„220Failed to QualifyDori Carter 74-69Â„143 Katie Burnett 73-70Â„143 Pernilla Lindberg 73-70Â„143 Sarah Burnham 72-71Â„143 Robynn Ree 71-72Â„143 Jackie Stoelting 71-72Â„143 Rebecca Artis 71-72Â„143 Katherine Kirk 70-73Â„143 Sydnee Michaels 70-73Â„143 Mind Muangkhumsakul 70-73Â„143 Emily Pedersen 70-73Â„143 Brittany Lang 69-74Â„143 Madelene Sagstrom 77-67Â„144 Mirim Lee 76-68Â„144 Jessy Tang 75-69Â„144 Lee Lopez 74-70Â„144 Brittany Altomare 74-70Â„144 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 74-70Â„144 Lauren Coughlin 74-70Â„144 P.K. Kongkraphan 74-70Â„144 Amelia Lewis 73-71Â„144 Paula Creamer 73-71Â„144 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 71-73Â„144 Holly Clyburn 71-73Â„144 Dani Holmqvist 70-74Â„144 Xiyu Lin 70-74Â„144 Madeleine Sheils 70-74Â„144 Annie Park 76-69Â„145 Jennifer Hahn 75-70Â„145 Brittany Marchand 73-72Â„145 Maddie McCrary 73-72Â„145 Laura Diaz 73-72Â„145 Julieta Granada 72-73Â„145 Kassidy Teare 71-74Â„145 Vicky Hurst 70-75Â„145 Sun Young Yoo 76-70Â„146 Camilla Lennarth 75-71Â„146 Leticia Ras-Anderica 74-72Â„146 Samantha Wagner 74-72Â„146 Luna Sobron 73-73Â„146 Nicole Broch Larsen 73-73Â„146 Kendall Dye 71-75Â„146 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-76Â„146 AJ Newell 76-71Â„147 Brittany Benvenuto 73-74Â„147 Maria Hernandez 73-74Â„147 Wichanee Meechai 73-74Â„147 Aditi Ashok 73-74Â„147 Ilhee Lee 71-76Â„147 Harang Lee 77-71Â„148 Daniela Darquea 77-71Â„148 a-Allyson Geer 76-72Â„148 Laura Davies 75-73Â„148 Kim Kaufman 75-73Â„148 Simin Feng 74-74Â„148 Maria Torres 74-74Â„148 Cindy LaCrosse 73-75Â„148 Katelyn Sepmoree 76-73Â„149 Paula Reto 76-74Â„150 Beth Allen 75-75Â„150 Allison Emrey 77-74Â„151 Alison Lee 76-75Â„151 Nannette Hill 78-74Â„152 Martina Edberg 76-77Â„153 Alison Walshe 80-74Â„154AUTO RACINGNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKM&MÂS 200Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa Lap length: 0.875 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (16) Brett MofÂ“ tt, Toyota, 200 laps, 0 rating, 51 points. 2. (3) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 200, 0, 47. 3. (1) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 200, 0, 47. 4. (12) David Gilliland, Toyota, 200, 0, 35. 5. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 41. 6. (13) Jesse Little, Toyota, 200, 0, 35. 7. (14) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 30. 8. (9) Christian Eckes, Toyota, 200, 0, 30. 9. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 45. 10. (17) Myatt Snider, Ford, 200, 0, 33. 11. (15) Grant EnÂ“ nger, Ford, 200, 0, 26. 12. (27) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 25. 13. (22) Tanner Thorson, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 24. 14. (18) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 23. 15. (19) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 22. 16. (6) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 25. 17. (11) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 195, 0, 20. 18. (26) Cory Roper, Ford, 195, 0, 19. 19. (10) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 20. 20. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 194, 0, 17. 21. (28) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 191, 0, 16. 22. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 173, 0, 15. 23. (23) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, engine, 153, 0, 14. 24. (29) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, engine, 152, 0, 13. 25. (32) Bobby Reuse, Chevrolet, suspension, 136, 0, 12. 26. (2) Matt Crafton, Ford, accident, 135, 0, 21. 27. (8) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, accident, 135, 0, 0. 28. (20) Reid Wilson, Chevrolet, overheating, 109, 0, 9. 29. (4) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, accident, 102, 0, 8. 30. (24) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, suspension, 56, 0, 7. 31. (21) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, brakes, 50, 0, 6. 32. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 19, 0, 0. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 89.942 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 56 minutes, 45 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.333 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 44 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: H.Burton 1-30; M.Crafton 31-50; Joh.Nemechek 51-64; C.Eckes 65-68; N.Gragson 69-75; Joh.Nemechek 76; S.Friesen 77-124; B.MofÂ“ tt 125-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.MofÂ“ tt, 1 time for 75 laps; S.Friesen, 1 time for 47 laps; H.Burton, 1 time for 29 laps; M.Crafton, 1 time for 19 laps; Joh.Nemechek, 2 times for 13 laps; N.Gragson, 1 time for 6 laps; C.Eckes, 1 time for 3 laps. Wins: J.Sauter, 4; B.MofÂ“ tt, 2; N.Gragson, 1; Joh.Nemechek, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 419; 2. N.Gragson, 348; 3. B.MofÂ“ tt, 334; 4. G.EnÂ“ nger, 308; 5. S.Friesen, 308; 6. M.Crafton, 300; 7. B.Rhodes, 291; 8. J.Haley, 278; 9. M.Snider, 247; 10. D.Sargeant, 239.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGTHUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Clay Millican, 3.817 seconds, 322.88 mph vs. 16. Terry Totten, 6.899, 84.96. 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.830, 323.66 vs. 15. Terry McMillen, 4.724, 159.34. 3. Antron Brown, 3.832, 319.67 vs. 14. Richie Crampton, 4.626, 169.81. 4. Scott Palmer, 3.863, 319.82 vs. 13. Bill Litton, 4.111, 302.82. 5. Brittany Force, 3.875, 320.20 vs. 12. Doug Kalitta, 4.091, 243.81. 6. Steve Torrence, 3.879, 321.81 vs. 11. Shawn Reed, 4.019, 263.62. 7. Dom Lagana, 3.886, 321.19 vs. 10. Pat Dakin, 4.002, 306.53. 8. Mike Salinas, 3.917, 314.97 vs. 9. Leah Pritchett, 4.001, 296.31.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.993, 325.92 vs. 16. Jonnie Lindberg, Ford Mustang, 4.771, 202.82. 2. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.072, 313.15 vs. 15. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.335, 231.91. 3. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.077, 316.97 vs. 14. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 4.298, 290.13. 4. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.078, 312.06 vs. 13. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.262, 251.81. 5. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.109, 304.05 vs. 12. Jim Campbell, Dodge Charger, 4.215, 295.98. 6. John Force, Camaro, 4.115, 313.51 vs. 11. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.193, 301.07. 7. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.130, 307.86 vs. 10. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.191, 299.00. 8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.167, 303.03 vs. 9. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.188, 296.24. Did Not Qualify: 17. Terry Haddock, 9.984, 92.31.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.674, 205.44 vs. 16. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 7.552, 133.18. 2. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.683, 205.26 vs. 15. Tommy Lee, Camaro, 7.012, 195.39. 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.685, 204.82 vs. 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.866, 201.49. 4. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.688, 205.60 vs. 13. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.800, 203.12. 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.692, 203.58 vs. 12. Tim Freeman, Camaro, 6.744, 203.46. 6. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.700, 204.57 vs. 11. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.710, 205.26. 7. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.703, 205.22 vs. 10. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.706, 206.13. 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.703, 204.08 vs. 9. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.704, 205.07.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Connecticut 7 3 .700 Â„ Atlanta 6 5 .545 1 Washington 6 5 .545 1 Chicago 3 6 .333 3 New York 3 6 .333 3 Indiana 1 10 .091 6WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Los Angeles 7 2 .778 Â„ Phoenix 8 3 .727 Â„ Seattle 8 3 .727 Â„ Dallas 5 4 .556 2 Minnesota 4 6 .400 3 Las Vegas 3 8 .273 5FridayÂs GamesLos Angeles 97, Washington 86 Dallas 77, Las Vegas 67 Seattle 103, Connecticut 92SaturdayÂs GamesMinnesota 85, New York 71 Indiana 96, Atlanta 64 Connecticut at Phoenix, lateTodayÂs GamesLos Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNone scheduledSOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 3 33 33 19 New York City FC 8 3 4 28 30 20 Columbus 7 4 6 27 22 16 New York Red Bulls 8 4 2 26 30 16 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Orlando City 6 8 1 19 24 31 Chicago 5 7 4 19 23 28 Philadelphia 5 7 3 18 16 21 Montreal 5 11 0 15 18 31 Toronto FC 4 7 3 15 23 27 D.C. United 2 6 4 10 19 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 8 2 5 29 28 14 FC Dallas 8 1 5 29 24 14 Los Angeles FC 7 4 3 24 29 24 Vancouver 6 5 5 23 26 30 Real Salt Lake 7 7 1 22 19 29 Portland 6 3 4 22 20 18 Houston 6 5 3 21 29 21 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 8 1 16 17 26 Seattle 3 8 2 11 10 17 San Jose 2 9 4 10 24 31 Colorado 2 9 3 9 16 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 13Atlanta United FC 2, Columbus 0 Montreal 3, Orlando City 0 D.C. United 4, Toronto FC 4, tie New York 2, Seattle 1 Chicago 2, Colorado 2, tie New England 2, San Jose 2, tieSaturday, June 23Vancouver at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. FC Dallas at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m. Montreal at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m. San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, June 24Portland at Atlanta United FC, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York City FC, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 10 0 3 33 25 11 Seattle 5 2 4 19 13 8 Orlando 5 3 4 19 19 15 Portland 4 4 3 15 15 16 Chicago 3 3 6 15 16 16 Utah 3 3 5 14 9 9 Houston 3 4 5 14 13 17 Washington 2 7 4 10 10 17 Sky Blue FC 0 9 2 2 8 19 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.SaturdayÂs GamesSeattle 0, Washington 0, tie North Carolina 1, Utah 0 Orlando 3, Sky Blue 2 Portland at Chicago, lateFriday, June 22Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, June 23North Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 Â„ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 Â„ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 Â„ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 Â„ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 Â„ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Â„ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 Â„ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts Russia 1 0 0 5 0 3 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt 0 0 1 0 1 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 points for win, 1 for tie June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 Friday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 Tuesday At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m. Wednesday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W T L GF GA Pts Iran 1 0 0 1 0 3 Portugal 0 1 0 3 3 1 Spain 0 1 0 3 3 1 Morocco 0 0 1 0 1 0 Friday At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Spain 3, Portugal 3, tie Wednesday At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W T L GF GA Pts France 1 0 0 2 1 3 Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 3 Australia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Peru 0 0 1 0 1 0 Saturday At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Ekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W T L GF GA Pts Croatia 1 0 0 2 0 3 Iceland 0 1 0 1 1 1 Argentina 0 1 0 1 1 1 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 2 0 Saturday At Moscow (Spartak) Iceland 1, Argentina 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 Thursday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W T L GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Today At Samara, Russia Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m. At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W T L GF GA Pts Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 Today At Moscow (Luzhniki) Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. Monday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monday At Sochi, Russia Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W T L GF GA Pts Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday At Saransk, Russia Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. At Moscow (Spartak) Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/ WTA TOURLIBEMA OPENSaturday at Autotron Rosmalen, Den Bosch, Netherlands Purse: ATP, $721,000 (WT250); WTA, $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-Outdoor MenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsRichard Gasquet (2), France, def. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-4, 7-5.WomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsAleksandra Krunic (7), Serbia, def. CoCo Vandeweghe (1), United States, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1). Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-4.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipDominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugor (3), Croatia, def. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus (2), New Zealand, 7-6 (3), 7-5.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipElise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, and Kirsten Flipkens (2), Belgium, 3-3 retired.ATP WORLD TOURMERCEDESCUPSaturday at TC Weissenhof, Stuttgart, Germany Purse: $772,000 (WT250); Surface: Clay-Outdoo r MenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsMilos Raonic (7), Canada, def. Lucas Pouille (2), France, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Nick Kyrgio s (4), Australia, 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-6 (5).MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsRobert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, and Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 12-10.WTA TOURNATURE VALLEY OPENSaturday at Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, England Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsAshleigh Barty (1), Australia, def. Naomi Osaka (3), Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Johanna Konta (4), Britain, def. Donna Vekic (6), Croatia, 6-2, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsAlicja Rosolska, Poland, and Abigail Spears, United States, def. Desirae K rawczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos, Mexico, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Lizette Cabrera, Australia, and Irina Falconi, United States, 7-5, 6-1.COLLEGE BASEBALLDIVISION I COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. All times Eastern(Double Elimination; x-if necessary) SaturdayNorth Carolina 8, Oregon State 6 Game 2 Â„ Washington 35-24) vs. Mississippi State (37-37), lateSundayGame 3 Â„ Arkansas (44-19) vs. Texas (42-21), 2 p.m. Game 4 Â„ Texas Tech (44-18) vs. Florida (47-19), 7 p.m.MondayGame 5 Â„ Oregon State (49-11-1) vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 Â„ North Carolina (44-18) vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.TuesdayGame 7 Â„ Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 8 Â„ Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m.WednesdayGame 9 Â„ Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m.ThursdayGame 10 Â„ Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m.Friday, June 22Game 11 Â„ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 Â„ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.Saturday, June 23x-Game 13 Â„ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. x-Game 14 Â„ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3; x-if necessary)Monday, June 25: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 27: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m.BOXINGSCHEDULEJune 16At Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Angel Acosta vs. Carlos Buitrago, 12, for AcostaÂs WBO junior Â” yweight title. At Frisco, Texas (SHO), Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo, 12, for SpenceÂs IBF welterweight title; Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores, 12, for RomanÂs WBA junior featherweight title.June 17At Kiev, Ukraine, Artem Dalakian vs. Sirichai Thaiyen, 12, for DalakianÂs WBA Â” yweight title.June 23At TBA, France, Nordine Oubaali vs. Petch Sor Chipatanna, 12, for the vacant WBC bantamweight title. At O2 Arena, London, Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray, 12, for SaundersÂ WBO middleweight title; Daniel Dubois vs. Tom Little, 10, heavyweights; Ohara Davies vs. Josh Leather, 12, junior welterweights; Darryll Williams vs. Lennox Clarke, 10, super middleweights. At Oaxaca, Mexico, Miguel Berchelt vs. Jonathan Victor Barros, 12, for BercheltÂs WBC junior lightweight title. At the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles (ESPN), Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 10, super lightweights.June 30At Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, (ESPN), Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo, 12, for RamirezÂs WBO super middleweight title; Alex Saucedo vs. Lenny Zappavigna, 10, junior welterweights.July 7At Astana, Kazakhstan, Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altunkaya, 12, for the vacant WBA cruiserweight title. At Save Mart Arena, Fresno, Calif. (ESPN), Jose Ramirez vs. Danny OÂConnor, 12, for RamirezÂs WBC junior welterweight title. At Kobe, Japan, Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Vic Saludar, 12, for YamanakaÂs WBO strawweight title; Reiya Konishi vs. Orlie Silvestre, 12, junior Â” yweights.July 14At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for MatthysseÂs WBA World welterweight title; Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem, 12, for the vacant IBF Â” yweight title; Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu, 12, for CanizalesÂ WBA junior Â” yweight title; Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega, 12, featherweights. At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (ESPN), Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 12, for PrograisÂ WBC interim junior welterweight title.July 14At London, George G roves vs. Callum Smith, 12, for G rovesÂ WBA super middleweight title (World Boxing Super Series Â“ nal).Aug. 4At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. At Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez, 12, for KovalevÂs WBO light heavyweight title.
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated PressROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia Â„ Neymar is still the key to BrazilÂs attack, even if he hasnÂt fully recovered from a right foot injury. The five-time champions play their opening World Cup match on Sunday against Switzerland, and Neymar is expected to take his position at the front. ÂNeymar is not yet 100 percent,ÂŽ Brazil coach Tite said Saturday. ÂBut physically, he is very privileged. His sprints, his speed are very impressive. HeÂs not 100 percent yet ... but heÂs good enough to play well.ÂŽ Neymar appeared relaxed in training at the empty 45,000seat Rostov Arena, his bleached hair held back with a band. Tite said midfielder Fred, newly signed by Manchester United, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is the teamÂs only doubt. Six months after his record-breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar fractured his right foot in February in a match against Marseille. Many in Brazil have been obsessively focused on his recovery, fretting over the national teamÂs promise to overcome its humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 semifinals. Since Tite took over, Brazil has lost only once in 21 matches and was the first of 31 teams to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. After Switzerland, the Brazilians will take on Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E. ÂIÂm happy with the way weÂve played,ÂŽ Tite said. ÂWhat we have to do is replicate it at the World Cup.ÂŽ Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, June 17, 2018 / The Sun (941) 764-6661 Â€ riverwoodgc.com4100 Riverwood Drive Â€ Port Charlotte, FL 33953 B o o k O n l i n e o r C a l l T o d a y Book Online or Call Today. J o i n o u r E C l u b f o r c u r r e n t Join our E-Club for current i n f o r m a t i o n o n information on e v e n t s & m e m b e r s h i p i n c e n t i v e s events & membership incentives. 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Brazil, which will play its first World Cup match since its humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 semifinals against Switzerland on Sunday, has lost only once in 21 matches since Tite took over as coach in June 2016. ÂThere is a lot of pressure when we play because the world of football is looking at us,ÂŽ Tite said Saturday. ÂBut I am happy with the way weÂve been performing. WeÂve been building up for a long time and itÂs gone well. That gives us some feeling of peace.ÂŽ But talk of a sixth World Cup title may be a little premature for the 57-year-old coach, whose team has outscored its opponents 47-5 over the last two years. ÂI donÂt think about that. And not everyone (in Brazil) likes me,ÂŽ Tite said, chuckling. ÂThere are people who donÂt like my decisions or me personally. And there are some people I donÂt like, too.ÂŽ His players, however, are firmly on his side. Tite has gained a reputation of building a team uncharacteristically compact for a South American side while bringing back goal-scoring flare with young players like Gabriel Jesus, a Manchester City striker who scored the most goals in qualifying. ÂI have said it on many occasions Â„ our teacher has changed the face of the national team,ÂŽ Brazil captain Marcelo said. ÂHe breaks everything down for us and that makes out job easier.ÂŽBrazil coach Tite adored for turning around national teamSOCCER: World CupAP PHOTOBrazil head coach Tite answers questions during a press conference after BrazilÂs official training yesterday on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Neymar still not 100 percentBy HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia Â„ Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in EgyptÂs next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his fitness except that the Liverpool striker participated fully in training Saturday in Grozny, the teamÂs base in RussiaÂs Chechnya region. Salah injured his left shoulder in the Champions League final last month, putting his World Cup in doubt. He was an unused substitute in EgyptÂs 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday Â„ his birthday. Â(His) condition is so much better,ÂŽ Egypt executive director Ihab Leheta said Saturday. ÂHe was very upset after the Uruguay game. He thought he could have played and made a contribution.ÂŽ Fans and ChechnyaÂs leadership tried to cheer him up, presenting Salah with a giant birthday cake. Salah smiled as he sang ÂHappy BirthdayÂŽ with his teammates, team officials and hotel staff, but the brief celebration was visibly subdued and not everyone joined in. ÂWe could have celebrated more,ÂŽ Leheta said, alluding to the loss to Uruguay. The brief celebration took place upon the teamÂs arrival back in their Grozny hotel after the flight from Yekaterinburg, where they played their opening match. A video clip showed a cake coated in the colors of the Egyptian and Chechnya flags sitting on a table in the teamÂs hotel lobby.Salah Â“ t for EgyptÂs next World Cup matchBy JOHN LEICESTERAssociated PressMOSCOW Â„ When the final whistle blew, Lionel Messi angrily kicked away the ball like it was poison and tore off his captainÂs armband as though it was cursed. A superstar of football knocked off his pedestal at the World Cup. By a bunch of guys from Iceland. Iceland. Population 350,000. Back on the volcanic, wind-swept island bashed by Arctic seas, in winters to come when storms are blowing and the sun is on strike, Icelanders will draw warmth from the memory of the 1-1 draw in this, their first-ever World Cup match. They and the team celebrated the result like a victory. And rightfully so. By neutralizing twotime World Cup winner Argentina, who had Messi on the field, a cigarpuffing Diego Maradona watching from the VIP seats and the pope on its side, Iceland blazed a trail for small countries and territories everywhere. Luxembourg, Malta, Hong Kong, Scotland and the like, are you paying attention? Because this was no fluke. It was IcelandÂs reward for two decades of thought, investment and ambition lavished on football, so all Icelandic boys and girls who want to play now have an abundance of pitches and qualified coaches. Although Iceland has a pool of just 100 or so full-time professionals to draw from, its team is only getting better and growing in stature, no longer just a cute story of overachievement but a bona fide outfit to be reckoned with. And it has developed a real taste for bringing the great and good of football down a peg or two. First was Cristiano Ronaldo, sulky and frustrated after Iceland restricted his Portugal to a 1-1 draw at the European Championships in 2016, in what was IcelandÂs first experience of a major tournament. Then followed a milestone victory against England, sent packing 2-1 in the first knockout round of those championships. The upset made Iceland the darling of underdoglovers everywhere. And now Messi, the latest star extinguished by a blanket of sturdy Icelandic defending, physicality, organization, teamwork and self-sacrifice. He had a penalty saved He fired shots wide. IcelandÂs players stuck to him like chewing gum on a shoe. When two or three of them followed his runs, others stepped into the gaps he opened in IcelandÂs defense, plugging them. There always seemed to be a head, leg or other Icelandic body part in his way. Nine of IcelandÂs starting 11 stood 6-foot (1.83 meters) tall or more. Nine of ArgentinaÂs starters were under 6-foot. Iceland used every spare inch. With Argentina pressing for a second-half winner, Messi sublimely controlled a long pass and was primed to shoot. The defender who stopped him from doing so, with an outstretched foot, was Birkir Saevarsson. When heÂs not playing football, Saevarsson works a day job packing salt into jars in a warehouse back in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. Forming blocks of blue up in the stands, the Icelandic fans never let up their din. This was David vs. Goliath stuff. None more so than when goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stopped MessiÂs penalty in the 64th minute. Halldorsson plays his football in Denmark. His market value, surely rising now, is less than Messi reportedly earns in a week at Barcelona. Halldorsson used to hone his reflexes by kicking a ball hard at a wall and catching the rebound. He plays with a surgically reconstructed shoulder that was damaged when snowboarding in his teens. When he isnÂt keeping goal, he works as a film director. And he does his homework. He plunged to his right when Messi kicked and punched the ball away. Halldorsson said he studied footage of previous Messi penalties and Âhad a good feeling that he would go this way.ÂŽIceland neutralizes Messi and ArgentinaAP PHOTOArgentinaÂs Lionel Messi covers his face during the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, yesterday.
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