NORTH PORT Â„ On a day of national pride, North Port runners came together locally Wednesday for the 12th annual Firecracker 5K Run at the Morgan Family Community Center. Hosted by North Port Parks & Recreation, a total of 499 entrants took on a course weaving through the Morgan Center, a length of Price Boulevard and along Heron Creek Middle School. The run included participants of all ages, with parents pushing some children in strollers and grandparents joining in the race. With support from friends and family, runners worked for personal goals. Â(I am) training for cross country,ÂŽ Zane Davis a freshman cross country runner for Riverview High School, said. ÂI will be doing this run every year starting now.ÂŽ ÂItÂs a great group of people, a great cause and a good challenge,ÂŽ said Claire Pedersen, of Fort Myers, another 5K participant. Others came in celebration of Independence Day. ÂI love to run on the Fourth of July,ÂŽ Rick McDaniel said. ÂI have been doing it forever; itÂs kind of a tradition.ÂŽ The 3.1-mile course remained inviting to recurring entrants looking for the yearly buzz. ÂThis is my third year here Nearly 500 take on Firecracker 5KBy MANNY ALEXANDERSUN CORRESPONDENT5K | 4Do you know if you will beneÂ“t from Amendment 1, the proposed third homestead exemption slated for the November ballot? Property appraisers have a tool for that. Developed by Pinellas County Property Appraiser Mike Twitty, this tool lets residents in 60 of FloridaÂs 67 counties see how much of a property tax break they might get if voters pass the amendment, which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Baker, Clay, Collier, Dixie, Highlands, Leon and Orange counties declined to participate. Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles Hackney said the tool has been available on his website for about two months, but not many residents have been asking about the amendment. Homeowners who are not already receiving a homestead exemption can apply through the property appraisers ofÂ“ce each year by March 1, if the home has been owned and occupied by Jan. 1 of that year. The Â“rst $25,000 in assessed value of a home is exempt of all millage rates. There is no exemption for assessed value from $25,000 to $50,000, or from $75,000 to $100,000. The second homestead exemption, between $50,000 and $75,000, applies to all millage rates except for school millages. The proposed third homestead exemption is for assessed values between $100,000 and $125,000, also does not include school millages. In other words, if you rent an apartment or your homesteaded property is not worth more than $100,000, you will not beneÂ“t from this property tax exemption. Only residents with an assessed value of $125,000 or more will receive the full beneÂ“t. There are 86,673 total homesteaded properties in Manatee County. The second homestead exemption applies to 78,546 of these homes. About 73 percent of homesteaded properties, or This tool shows you how much of a tax break you may get in NovemberBy HANNAH MORSEBRADENTON HERALDTAX | 4The pace of residential construction is heating up in Charlotte County. In May, there were 167 new building permits, an increase of 58 percent over May of 2017, said Charlotte County Zoning OfÂ“cial Shaun Cullinan. New building permits are averaging 124 per month, county commissioners learned at a recent planning and strategy session. Ten of the past 12 months the number of building permits eclipse those in the previous year. ÂPeople are becoming aware that Charlotte County is the place to be,ÂŽ Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch told the Sun A jump in housing construction is good news and necessary, said Rosemary Mahoney of the Punta GordaPort Charlotte-North Port Associations of Realtors. ÂWe continue to have a steady stream of new occupants here, and housing is still at a low inventory level,ÂŽ she said. Busy as the construction rate may seem, itÂs not startling compared to rates just before the 2008 crash, Cullinan said. ÂThese numbers arenÂt even close to what we had in the boom.ÂŽ Following the boom was a bust. ÂWe had some tough years, eight or 10 years ago,ÂŽ Deutsch recalled. ItÂs not just new planned subdivisions that are showing up in permits, Cullinan said. About half of new permits are so-called in Â“ll, or permits for long empty lots that were Home construction permits keep heating up in regionBy BETSY CALVERT STAFF WRITERPERMITS | 4 SUN PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYAAnthony Caruso doing well during the race. WhatÂs that in the water?Pure, grade-A freedom.There were Â”ags everywhere. Hundreds of people paddled their kayaks from the shore, securing their precious beers in a cooler. Floaties, noodles, tubes, boats, dogs, superheroes, sunglasses and so many American flag knick knacks and fashion statements governed the murky waters of Charlotte Harbor to an electrifying cover of ACDCÂs ÂTNT.ÂŽ How much more American can it get? Welcome to the Freedom Swim, an annual Fourth of July swim to Harpoon HarryÂs. ÂItÂs a non-regulated but superb day,ÂŽ Frederick Vleer, of Punta Gorda, said. ÂThereÂs so much energy.ÂŽ Wearing a matching American Â”ag tank top and shorts, Michael Haymans, the unofÂ“cial organizer who spearheaded the event, gave a few words of encouragement to participants. ÂThis is a celebration of taking care of one another,ÂŽ Haymans said, saluting the crowd with his Bud Lite. Among the commotion, the crowd subdued to a solemn hush of respect and celebration to the national anthem, which was sung by Category 5 from a boat in the middle of the harbor. Some held their sun hats to their hearts and decided to break the silence with a cheer when lead singer Brian Stover sung of Âthe By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERSUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDThis was the view from the shore, as boats and swimmers prepared for the crossing, at the Freedom Swim, on July 4th, in Punta Gorda, Wednesday. Swimmer Casey Keller made it across Charlotte Harbor to nish third, at the Freedom Swim.FREEDOM | 2CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2016 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 186AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY 55 percent chance of rainHigh 91 Low 75$1.50 www.yoursun.comTodayÂs weather:www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Swimming is my talent. 705252000258Daily Edition $1.50 Thursday, July 5, 2018 Defending champ sets record with 74 hot dogsJoey ÂJawsÂŽ Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the NathanÂs Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes. 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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia Many organizations provide their members with great perks or an opportunity to positively impact their communities, but rarely both. The Elks Lodge of Punta Gorda is different. The Punta Gorda Elks are the second-largest Elks chapter in the country and largest in Florida. During the month of July, prospective members can submit their applications for a fee of just $1 Â„ down from the regular $100. ÂWe are pretty involved, with 4,000 members we have a lot of people who have been Elks up north and transferred here,ÂŽ said Punta Gorda Elks Secretary Pete Vaphiades. Involvement in the organization comes along with a litany of opportunities to make valuable contributions for the betterment of the community. The charitable work of the Elks beneÂ“ts various groups across Southwest Florida. ÂA good chunk of our dues go to the national and state Elks organizations. But we also awarded $26,000 in local scholarships just from our own money raised at this lodge,ÂŽ said Vaphiades. The Elks holds programs for students such as Â“shing tournaments and drug-awareness picnics at their Punta Gorda Lodge. The lodge also supports the Elks longtime mission of supporting veterans. ÂWe just performed our Flag Day service at the Jacobson Veterans Home, and we have a group that goes there every month to do karaoke and entertain them,ÂŽ Vaphiades said. An Elks membership is usable at any lodge in the country, in addition to the waterfront Punta Gorda site. Members can enjoy meals, weekly events, and the two cocktail lounges on the property. ÂWe average 35 to 45 new members a month normally, but we added 206 new members last July. You have to realize with the amount of members we have 70 to 80 can pass away during a year,ÂŽ explained Vaphiades. The average age for Elks members in Punta Gorda is 71. But membership is open to all U.S. citizens over 21 who meet Elks core requirements. To pick up your application, go to the lodge at 25538 Shore Drive, Punta Gorda, or call the lodge at 941-637-2606, ext. 404.A buck makes you a Punta Gorda ElkBy RORY LANESUN INTERN PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES Rudy Von Eyser enjoys a half-pound burger at the Elks Lodge in Punta Gorda over the past weekend. PHOTO PROVIDEDA view from the Punta Gorda Elks L odge 2606 is one reason why so many members are drawn to the entertainment, restaurant and other rewards of being part of the group. HERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSNine-year-old Kennedy Karnes casts o from the pier at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606. rocketÂs red glare.ÂŽ Then, a few minutes later, the horn sounded. Not typical to most swims, the Freedom Swim is not a race. No one rushed to the water, there wasnÂt that nervous panic that ensues after the signal to start. Some, though, mostly in speedos, swim caps and goggles, did hurry to the Â“nish line. The Â“rst in and out of the water was Charlotte High School student Dylan Hacker, 17. Finishing in half an hour, this is his second year coming in Â“rst. ÂItÂs just like an American tradition,ÂŽ Hacker said about the swim, Âyou have to have some spirit sometimes.ÂŽ This is HackerÂs Â“fth year participating in the swim. Though this year did have the same laid-back celebratory atmosphere, there was one difference: location. Due to construction, there were two ofÂ“cial starting points. One, honoring the original starting location, could only be accessed by boat. However, most started at the ground location at Gilchrist Park. The swim was still roughly the same distance to Harpoon HarryÂs, but did make a difference in how people swam. ÂThe current kind of did (make it difÂ“cult),ÂŽ Hacker said, Âbecause it pushed you differently than if you started on the other side.ÂŽ Regardless of a different start, the celebration Swimmer Marlo Marcheco celebrated the day at the dock at Harpoon HarryÂs after WednesdayÂs Freedom Swim. Making a splash! Dylan Daniels jumped toward his mother Krista Daniels, at the Freedom Swim.SUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDWinner for the second year in a row, swimmer Dylan Hacker said the swim was fairly easy, but encountered a strong current along the way. T-Dog stood watch as owner Dan Wardzala paddled across Charlotte Harbor at the Freedom Swim on July 4th in Punta Gorda Wednesday. John Miranda recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Florida Wildlife Commission boats stood ready to assist, in case anyone needed help Wednesday. For the fth 4th of July in a row, Tom Gardner (left), Jacqueline Mix and her son, Kaiden, prepare to take their kayak across Charlotte Harbor to Fishermans Village.FREEDOMFROM PAGE 1ended the same. Hundreds of spectators gathered at Harpoon HarryÂs to cheer on the swimmers while enjoying margaritas and fried fish. Live music was provided by Clive Live, who did various covers of popular songs to the crowd. Near the stage stood a raffle supporting Holiday 4 Heroes, a foundation that has been sending care packages to U.S. troops for 12 years. This being their third year at the Freedom Swim, they usually raise $500 on the Fourth of July alone. The Freedom Swim started in 1991 by Haymans, Frank Desguin and former Punta Gorda Councilman Hugh ÂSandyÂŽ MacGibbon. Thirteen friends and family members, a sailboat and a couple of jet skis made the 1.5-mile trek across the Peace River. Now, hundreds, sometimes near a thousand, join their friends and family members to get in the water to celebrate freedom with a splash. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFROM PAGE ONE
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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE 54,781, are eligible for the full $25,000 third exemption. Fewer than 9,000 will partially beneÂ“t. To see how much you could beneÂ“t, visit 3hxestimator.org, choose your county and enter your address. Property owners should note that this tool is based on 2017 assessment roll data and millage rates, and recent homestead applications may reÂ”ect a beneÂ“t of $0. Many counties are concerned about how this amendment may affect their property tax revenue. Manatee County expects an $11.1 million deficit in 2020, and have been preparing for that shortfall by putting aside funds.TAXFROM PAGE 1 and I always look forward to this,ÂŽ Venice resident James Hawkins said. ÂAs a Navy vet this day, Veterans Day and Memorial are very important to me and also this is the first place I have ever done a race.ÂŽ Immediately after the race the top three male and female finishers were announced. Tyler Fisher, 21, Â“nished the race first in a time of 15:43.3. Michael Balseca, 18, at 16:51 while Simon Devoss, 15, finished third 17:03.4. The fastest female finishers were Heather Butcher, 46, at 18:58.3, finishing 11th overall; Alexa Roughton, 16, at 21:31.1 and Danni Williams, 28, at 21:45.2. Â(The Firecracker 5K) is a good way to get together as a community and we gather to celebrate our countryÂs independence in a healthy way,ÂŽ Gina Coke said after finishing her trek. ÂWe hope to make the community stronger through this and we are releasing our energy through running.ÂŽ5KFROM PAGE 1subdivided decades ago. Lots that were left tangled with palm trees or scrub oak are now of greater interest to developers. ÂThis was all swamp that was sold to northerners,ÂŽ he said, adding that the swamp has long since been drained on the lots. In Â“ll affects the county differently, Cullinan said. These lots were set aside usually before zoning and environmental laws. New laws require subdivision developers not only to observe wetland regulations, but to often provide their own storm water management systems. They may be required to tie in to sewer systems and public water supplies. Mahoney said she is seeing a slight preference for planned subdivisions over single lots in neighborhoods with diverse architecture. People are picking whatever they are familiar with, she said. Duetsch said he believes the county is prepared for the new growth, due to its efforts to improve infrastructure, including sewers, roads and sidewalks. ÂItÂs paramount to maintain and constantly improve the quality of life in Charlotte County,ÂŽ he said. DeutschÂs competitor in an upcoming election involving his commission seat, Joan Fischer, also said she sees most of the current growth as good. ÂThere are a lot of nice communities growing up,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs a good thing, as long as the people are involved and they know whatÂs going on.ÂŽ Increases in construction are lining up with increases in home sales and home prices. Single-family home sales were up 3.8 percent in May compared to May of 2017. Prices were up 3.9 percent. Asked whether new construction would keep a lid on sale prices, Mahoney pointed out that new construction often costs more than buying a similarly sized existing home, at least initially. The market needs both types of sales, she said, to sustain healthy growth. While appearances suggest population is growing in Charlotte County, county government ofÂ“cials are waiting for the results of a population study by Western Michigan University. The results of that study will help the county determine the rate of population growth, and whether the county should hire more people to process new building permits, Cullinan said.PERMITSFROM PAGE 1 Sheila Smith, member fo the AllState Group Â„ Silver Sponsor of the 12th annual Firecracker 5K, happy to see the nish line. Katrina Machado, 12, shows the freedom spirit. Heather Butcher, rst female to cross the nish line with a time of 18:58. Mark Moessner keeps the pace. Kristen Waterhouse accompanies her daughter Makayla, 10, on her rst 5k.SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYAReady, set, go! ... 500 runners crossed the nish line. Mike Saxton leads the invocation. Overall Male Winner Tyler Fisher, 21, rst to cross the nish line with a time of 15:43. Participants dancing before the race. Jens and Joanne Johnson warm up before the race. Jane Wyban and Linda Zick sing the National Anthem while Eileen Warn, left, interprets it in sign language. Diana Squires, Stephanie Aubrey and Ia Chuvila all dressed-up for the occasion.
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Fishing For A New Career? Check Out The Classifieds In TheThere were no deaths reported Wednesday. OBITUARIES Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. The Civil Air PatrolÂs four core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect continue to be exempliÂ“ed by the Cadets of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron. As the program continues to foster leadership and good citizenship among AmericaÂs youth, several cadets from the Charlotte County Squadron moved up the career ladder at a recent meeting, receiving numerous promotions and awards. In addition, two brothers, Jonathan Hemingway and Justin Hemingway, earned the Wright Brothers Award for successfully completing Phase I, consisting of the Cadet ProgramÂs Â“rst three achievements. The award recognizes excellence in all areas of cadet life, including leadership, aerospace, Â“tness, and character. In addition, Wright Brothers Award recipients have passed a challenging, closed-book examination testing leadership knowledge, and proÂ“ciency in drill and ceremonies. This milestone accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant. A current cadet fundraiser is underway with newly minted coins designed by the Charlotte County Squadron cadets, and all proceeds are used for cadet activities. The coin includes the Civil Air PatrolÂs four core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. Should anyone be interested in purchasing a Cadet Challenge coin, please contact 2nd Lt Donna Jablonski at 609-744-4664. 2nd Lt Donna Jablonski is Assistant Public Affairs OfÂ“cer for FL051, the Charlotte County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. You may email her at email@example.com, or visit Gocivilairpatrol.com.Promotions, awards for Civil Air Patrol cadetsBy DONNA JABLONSKICIVIL AIR PATROL PHOTO PROVIDEDCivil Air Patrol cadets pictured, from left, are Cadet Commander Capt. Samuel Greisiger, Technical Sgt. Elizabeth Gregory, Senior Airman Alexandrea Mulvaney, Sta Sgt. Jonathan Hemingway, and Sta Sgt. Justin Hemingway. As it nears the twoweek mark, the toxic blue-green algae bloom in the Caloosahatchee River continues to sprawl westward, spurring the City of Cape Coral to warn its 180,000 residents not to swim or eat Â“sh from its 400 miles of canals. Temporary warning signs are now up at Rosen Park, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Horton Park, Jaycee Park and the Yacht Club Beach. ÂItÂs been inching closer, and now that itÂs kind of reached our shores, we just wanted to take that extra precaution, so we had a whole bunch of advisory signs fabricated,ÂŽ said city spokeswoman Connie Barron. ÂOnce it passes, weÂll pluck them all out and put them in storage.ÂŽ Elsewhere in Lee County, the cyanobacteria has left Â”oating mats of scum, slime-coated shorelines and gagging residents in its wake. ÂI almost threw up,ÂŽ said Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani after a Tuesday morning visit to the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. ÂWhere you walk down to the lock on the south side, and itÂs all blue, and the smell is ... man, I canÂt even.ÂŽ To make matters worse, as he was standing on the bank trying not to vomit, Cassani watched two people launching personal watercraft into the fouled river, never mind that there are sawhorses and signs warning visitors about the water. ThatÂs progress. Last week at this time, there werenÂt yet any warnings and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection had yet to release the results of its water sampling. CassaniÂs nonproÂ“t did Â“rst. In some locations, sampling results veriÂ“ed by an independent lab returned levels approaching 500 times the recreational safety threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency; the DEPÂs numbers a few days later showed things were as bad or even worse in other parts of the river. Confusion persists over what responsibility state agencies and municipalities bear in keeping residents safe, which is why Cassani wants to see Florida reconstitute its Harmful Algae Blooms Task force, which the state defunded in 2001. ItÂs needed to develop better, more consistent policies for dealing with harmful algae blooms, he said. ÂWe would like to see Florida adopt a modern response strategy like other states have adopted that utilize numeric thresholds that guide state agency action.ÂŽ Money is also a barrier to a better understanding of what happens to people when the toxins from this sort of algae bloom go airborne. ÂThere is a need for research looking at the risk associated with toxins from cyanobacteria (when theyÂre) aerosolized by wind and wave action and boats moving through it,ÂŽ Cassani said. University of Miami Professor Larry Brand is trying to do just that by launching a study of the effects of inhaled algae toxins, but ÂItÂs tough getting environmental funding these days given the political climate in this country, both at the state and national level,ÂŽ he said. But as far as he and Cassani are concerned, itÂs critically important research, given what it already known about these organisms. Â(Cyanobacteria) are among the worst of all the different kinds of algae,ÂŽ Brand said. They produce a toxin called microcystin, which is what Cassani and the state found in such high concentrations in the Caloosahatchee. ÂIt causes gastrointestinal problems, itÂs known to be a tumor promoter and is associated with liver cancer,ÂŽ Brand said. ÂThatÂs what we know is in the water, in the river. And we know thatÂs a problem ... I would never swim in that water, eat anything out of it, and if possible donÂt even get near where you can smell it.ÂŽCape Coral posts warning signs about toxic algaeBy AMY BENNETT WILLIAMSNEWS-PRESS 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.The Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office reported the following arrests: Â€ Jaime Colon, 38, 5700 block of Swaying Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. Charge: failure to register as a sex offender. Bond: $5,000. Â€ Michael Markovich, 34, 200 block of E. Ann St., Punta Gorda. Charge: trespassing in a structure or conveyance. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Erika Jo Salerno, 59, 3700 block of Tripoli Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: petty theft first degree. Bond: $2,500. Â€ Jeffrey Joachim, 27, 2600 block of Charlene St., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation or community control. Bond: $4,000. Â€ Ryan Robert Smith, 28, 300 block of Sunflower St., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,500. Â€ Chester Duanne Miller, 48, 1100 block of Fleetwood Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $5,000. Â€ Paul Anthony Pinnock, 31, 1300 block of Aken St., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, municipal ordinance violation, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $9,000. Â€ Brianne Nicole Jeffs, 22, 1000 block of Redbay Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: municipal ordinance violation. Bond: none. Â„ Compiled by Liz Hardaway PUNTA GORDA Â„ One minute, itÂs a celebration. The next, a house is up in smoke. ItÂs a story that doesnÂt get told often. Among all the glamour of fireworks, their vibrant lights painting the sky, they eventually fizzle out. Tired, the excitement over, the remnants of these explosives usually get thrown in the trash. But, what happens when these fireworks arenÂt completely put out? Around 2:40 p.m. on the Fourth of July, a family experienced this scenario first hand. On the 12300 block of Paramount Drive, it took four fire engines, one tanker and the assistance of the SheriffÂs Office and the Punta Gorda Fire Department to put out a fire, Brian Gleason, the communications manager from the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners, said. The fire was caused by firework debris smoldering in the garbage can. No one was injured at this event. However, the house did experience some damage to the garage, and smoke and water damage inside the house. The Red Cross is working with the family to relocate them. The event closed Paramount Drive until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Gleason advises the public to be careful with fireworks when shooting and discarding them. Â(People) should water down any debris after the fireworks are set off,ÂŽ Gleason said. ÂKeep a water bucket handy.ÂŽ The Fourth of July and New Years Eve are the busiest days for the fire department. ÂWeÂre all hands on deck for the Fourth of July,ÂŽ Gleason said. ÂDiscarded fireworks are an issue every year,ÂŽ he said. ÂHand, head and neck injuries are typical from firework use. And we do get occasional structural fires and brush fires.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgReport: Discarded fireworks cause house fireBy LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTYCharlotte County Fire responded to a call on the 12300 block of Paramount Street in Punta Gorda on July 4. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 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 email@example.com. Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to firstname.lastname@example.orgPublisher Â„ Glen Nickerson Executive editor Â„ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor Â„ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor Â„ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTEveryone deserves a happy life Time to end lifetime appointments Get this couple out of White House Take the attitude with you back north Had work permit for the US Hancik: No ties to back room boys Some advice on your credit scoreEditor: Communism failed to make a better life for people, socialism has failed by non-proliferation and insufÂ“cient goals or range, and capitalism has failed by not protecting or providing for everyone, leaving too many poor, hungry, sick and homeless who resort to extremes and violence trying to survive. What hasnÂt been tried is combining all three into a functioning, peaceful, safe, healthy prosperous society. It could work like this: The young, the poor, the undereducated and those just starting out in life should be provided for without condition. Education, mental health and experience will help them to move up in life but some need more time and resources in the beginning. All survival necessities like health care, basic food supplies, basic housing and home necessities,transportation and all other life necessities must be socialized for anyone but for the good of everyone. Hard work, success and talent deserve to be rewarded accordingly, but there is a limit to how much any person or idea is worth, beyond which greed takes over and insanity begins and needs to be treated for the good of the inÂ”icted. The Earth and all its resources do not belong to anyone. All should share in its bounty regardless of where or to whom they were born or their talents or failings. Everyone by virtue of being born deserves a happy, safe, productive, healthy and rewarding life. ItÂs past time to try this. Let the sanity begin.Don Steiner North PortEditor: ÂI do solemnly swear (or afÂ“rm) that I will faithfully execute the ofÂ“ce of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of Editor: The president needs to be held to account. Here we have a shoot-up at a newsroom. Who has for two straight years denounced the press, slandered the press, condemned the press? Why donÂt we set the weapons on the table, Mr. President? Editor: An obviously angry female wrote a letter published in the Sun on June 29 excoriating conservatives and the Editor: I refer to the many letters from U.S. citizens who came to this country as immigrants after World War II, and are now lamenting the border crossing dilemma. I wish to remind these people that they came to this country legally. The current day problems at the border are only problems due to the fact that people are trying to come here Illegally. I came to the U.S. from Canada in the 1970s Â„ we had a temporary work permit which had to be renewed every six months Â„ it took four years for permanent residency status to be granted. Why do all opponents of the immigration laws and border control believe that people trying to enter this country illegally have special privileges? What does this say to the thousands trying to come here through the system legally?Phyllis Robertson Rotonda WestEditor: A letter to the editor recently pointed out the huge disparity in funding available to Robert Hancik, airport commissioner in District 2, and his challenger, who has a six-to-one advantage in funding over Hancik. Open Internet, go to Supervisor of Elections, scroll down to Candidates, click, go to Announced Candidates, click, go to Local. Scroll down to Airport Authority District 2 and the numbers are as plain as day. There is something bigger than just this race that pays about $7,500. It reeks of backroom deals. The heavy hitters, the big money players are trying to buy the seat and screw the middle class once again. DonÂt let it happen. Vote for Rob Hancik, experienced, honest and without ties to boys in the back room.Bob Reichert Punta GordaEditor: Good article from David Morris about FICO scores. Having invented the original FICO score at Fair, Isaac in 1982, I would like to suggest additional ways you can improve your score. First avoid too many inquires pulled on you and avoid too many credit applications from specialty stores like Bealls or Walmart. Too many reÂ”ects a higher risk group unable to get a MasterCard or Visa, or who tapped their limit. Also using 10 to 30 percent of your available credit limit gets you the most points in scoring formulas. But the highest determining factor of your score is if you had delinquency, how serious and how long ago it was. So as David pointed out, Â“rst get a free copy of your credit report to insure that there are no erroneous delinquencies shown. Correct them by writing to the credit bureau and stating that the information is incorrect. They have to reÂ”ect that unless the Â“nancial institution provides proof. It is worth doing. Delinquent information remains on your credit report for seven years. My recommendation is that if youÂre about to miss a payment, or worse, a second payment on any credit account due to temporary hardship, you are better off borrowing from a friend or getting a cash advance from another credit card and make the payment hoping you can catch up in a few months. In other words do everything you can to avoid getting two or three months delinquent. Rawy Shediac EnglewoodLearn, follow local fertilizer use regulationsOUR POSITION: The connection between fertilizer and red tide is tenuous, but itÂs there. DonÂt make the problem worse.The God-awful bout of red tide growing in intensity in recent weeks along the shoreline of Southwest Florida reminded us of something found in our own back yards that may contribute to the problem. Fertilizer. In case you missed it, June 1 was the beginning of the annual Âno-fertilizerÂŽ season here. That means a black-out on the application of all fertilizer containing the nitrogen and phosphorus than can run off the landscape and into the canals, creeks, bays and, eventually, the Gulf. The same nitrogen and phosphorus that makes your lawn grower quicker and your plants grow stronger other times of the year also feed aquatic plant life when it washes off during the rainy season. ThatÂs a bad thing. This form of pollution degrades our waterways. It throws the natural balance of the marine ecosystems out of whack. It is not good, and it is not necessary. Homeowners may believe their yards are being helped by artiÂ“cial stimulants, but fertilizer isnÂt necessary this time of year. Local ordinances that regulate fertilizer are well-designed to provide all the nutrients that lawns and plants need this time of year. They donÂt need an injection of nitrogen. They donÂt need a super-charge of phosphorus. They need water. Perhaps some iron. But thatÂs about it. In fact, too much fertilizer (in the form of nitrogen and phosphorus) only stimulates diseases and pests that can damage a Â“ne patch of lawn. And then, thereÂs the fact that fertilizing from June 1 to Sept. 30 is equivalent to opening your bank account and dumping cash on the ground. ItÂs a waste. And it is potentially harmful to the larger environment we all enjoy. As for red tide, the science is inconclusive. The authority, Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, states on its website, ÂIn contrast to the many red tide species that are fueled by nutrient pollution associated with urban or agricultural runoff, there is no direct link between nutrient pollution and the frequency or severity of red tides caused by Karenia brevis. ÂFlorida red tides develop 10-40 miles offshore, away from man-made nutrient sources. Red tides occurred in Florida long before human settlement, and severe red tides were observed in the mid-1900s before the stateÂs coastlines were heavily developed.ÂŽ Sounds reassuring. But the Â“nal sentence is a kicker: ÂHowever, once red tides are transported inshore, they are capable of using man-made nutrients for their growth.ÂŽ And thatÂs when the bloom really blooms. And thatÂs when it most affects the humans living on or visiting the shore. Be aware that all communities of Southwest Florida now have special fertilizer ordinances. They vary a little from place to place, but all are designed to limit (again) nitrogen and phosphorus. For speciÂ“cs, check out your local ordinance online. But recognize that all ordinances ban widespread landscape application of nitrogen and phosphorus. That applies to individuals and landscape companies. Now, it is unlikely the Fertilizer Cops will come knocking at the doors of fertilizer scofÂ”aws. Still, its the law. Follow the law. Save yourself money. Help preserve the clean water we all appreciate so much. And donÂt feed the Godawful red tide algae that chokes the United States.ÂŽ Article II, Section 1 of our Constitution requires every person elected to the ofÂ“ce of president of the United States to take this oath before entering ofÂ“ce. It is through this oath to the Constitution the president should act regarding every duty performed as president. The United States Supreme Court was created under Article II, Section 1 of our Constitution. The Supreme Court is given the weighty responsibility to Â“rst and foremost protect our Constitution so this great nation shall endure. Without our Constitution, our nation is nothing. Justices should therefore be chosen and appointed based on their history of protecting our Constitution and for rendering decisions based on constitutionality, not ideology or membership to a political party. As protectors of our Constitution, appointments are for life so as not to be removed for political or ideological reasons. In the wake of the announcement Justice Kennedy is retiring, it is being reported our president has Âa list of 25 conservative justicesÂŽ to choose from. ÂConservativeÂŽ should read, Âconstitutional.ÂŽ Recent history shows justices are now appointed along party lines. Our leaders have failed our Constitution. It is therefore time to end the lifetime appointments of justices. Or maybe itÂs time to elect those who protect our Constitution rather than their political party or ideology.Julie M. Moriarty Punta GordaA person who settles things with a gun is more likely to be inÂ”uenced by direction from others, especially the person occupying the place the buck is supposed to stop. Donald Trump and his rhetoric is responsible for Charlottesville and for Annapolis. Perhaps the Â“rst lady can again put on her coat (ÂI really donÂt care, do U?ÂŽ), which she wore when visiting kenneled children in detention camps. I defended her until that time. We need this couple out of our White House. I Âreally donÂt careÂŽ about anything more.Louise Raterman Port CharlotteRepublican Party in general. She argued that President Trump is Âeither insane, deluded, incompetent or a raging misogynist.ÂŽ I suggest that this lady, as well as her idol, Crooked Hillary, are the ones who are Âinsane, deluded, incompetent and misanthropesÂŽ instead. The lady intends to leave our southern paradise for northern climes, so I say to her, goodbye, take your liberal views with you and donÂt let the door hit you in your asset on the way out.Dick Murno Port Charlotte
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 We human beings cling to dogmas long after theyÂre disproven. We tend to believe things that make us feel better or remind of us of a past that we miss. This is certainly true of our assumptions about electoral politics. Among the myths that can steer us off course in the Trump era, three are particularly popular. First, that political polarization is primarily a product of how elites behave and not the result of real divisions in our country. Second, that a vast group of party-loathing independents can be mobilized by anti-partisan messages. Third, that Republicans and Democrats are becoming increasingly and equally extreme, so they should be scolded equally. All these pious wishes are false, as Alan AbramowitzÂs latest book, ÂThe Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump,ÂŽ makes clear. He provides a wealth of data in a compact package. A political scientist at Emory University, Abramowitz is perhaps best known for the idea of Ânegative partisanship.ÂŽ It explains a great deal about the fractious nature of our public sphere. ÂOver the past two decades,ÂŽ he writes, Âthe proportion of party supporters Âƒ who have strongly negative feelings toward the opposing party has risen sharply. A growing number of Americans have been voting against the opposing party rather than for their own.ÂŽ People rate their own side about the same as they used to. On a 100-degree Âfeeling thermometer,ÂŽ Americans gave their own party a moderately warm 71 degrees in 1978, and 70 degrees in 2012. But over the same years, their sentiments toward the opposing party turned ice cold, plummeting from 47 degrees to 30 degrees. When politicians are nasty to the other side, they are mirroring the attitudes of their supporters. Polarization, in other words, is not just an elite thing. It reÂ”ects deeply held opinions among voters themselves. Democrats draw Âtheir strongest support from groups with the most positive views of recent social and cultural changes.ÂŽ Conversely, the GOP is strongest with groups having Âthe most negative viewsÂŽ of those changes. In another important new book, ÂStandoff: How America Became Ungovernable,ÂŽ the veteran political analyst Bill Schneider notes that while polarization did not begin with President Trump (it Âhas been going on for at least 50 yearsÂŽ), Trump Âuses every issue, every policy, every tweet to set one group of Americans against another.ÂŽ Divisions around issues related to immigration, race and culture serve the presidentÂs interests. Ah, but since increasing numbers of Americans identify as independents, isnÂt there an eager nonpartisan middle waiting to rescue us from all this? Sorry, but no. As Abramowitz shows, most people who identify as independents lean toward one party or the other. When it comes to casting ballots, Âleaning independents as well as strong and weak party identiÂ“ers are voting more along party lines than at any time in the past half century.ÂŽ Factoring out independents who tilt toward a party, Âonly about 12 percent of Americans have fallen into the Âpure independentÂ category, and these people are much less interested in politics and much less likely to vote than independent leaners.ÂŽ Independents are plainly not some magical force that will call into being that centrist third party that looms so large in the imaginations of many pundits and fundraisers. And the centrist heavenly chorus is off-key in another respect: While it sings mournful songs about the major parties becoming Âextreme,ÂŽ AbramowitzÂs data makes clear that the two sides are not equivalent. Republicans have moved signiÂ“cantly further to the right than Democrats have moved to the left. Between 1972 and 2012, he notes, the proportion of Democrats who put themselves at the center of the ideological spectrum (or were unable to place themselves) fell from 52 percent to 41 percent, an 11-point drop. In the same period, the comparable Â“gures for Republicans were 44 percent and 22 percent, double the Democratic swing. The upshot: The share of Democrats in the ideological middle is nearly twice that of Republicans. Abramowitz doesnÂt polemicize; he simply lays out the facts. But the story he tells suggests the essential Â“rst step to getting past extremism and polarization is the defeat of todayÂs intemperate brand of Republicanism, embodied by the most intemperate president in our history. Those who long for moderate and harmonious politics Â“nd it both comforting and convenient to cling to myths that allow them to keep their distance from charges of grubby Âpartisanship.ÂŽ TheyÂre likelier to get what they want by accepting the unpleasant but also undeniable realities of our moment. E.J. DionneÂs email address is ejdionne@washpost. com. Pious wishes wonÂt change modern US politics E.J. Dionne With President TrumpÂs forthcoming nomination of a Supreme Court justice likely to rally and unify the Republican coalition, some commentators are (again) declaring the end of Never Trump conservatism. ÂOn issue after issue,ÂŽ says the Ethics and Public Policy CenterÂs Henry Olsen, the Never Trumpers Âare in the minority of their own party.ÂŽ According to Emerald Robinson, writing in the American Spectator, they are Âpreposterously out of touch.ÂŽ Robinson points to the passing of columnist Charles Krauthammer as an indication that Âthe eclipse of the neocon intellectuals is complete.ÂŽ Nothing like dancing on the fresh soil of a giantÂs grave. It is difÂ“cult to deny TrumpÂs strength in the base of the Republican Party, evidenced by the degree of political intimidation felt by many elected Republicans. But the most interesting and important questions remain: Is Trumpism a compelling ideological basis for the Republican Party going forward? Is it really the wave of the political future? It should give the advocates of Trumpism Â„ deÂ“ned by some mix of protectionism, nativism and bitter resentment of elites Â„ pause that the strongest advocates of the creed are some of the most frightening Â“gures in American politics. I am not necessarily referring to the politicians Trump chooses to endorse in primaries Â„ given that the presidentÂs favor is more based on loyalty than ideology. I am talking about that subset of Republicans who take the ideals of Trumpism most seriously. People like West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship, who, before losing the primary, ran ads highlighting the Taiwanese heritage of Majority Leader Mitch McConnellÂs wife. Or Iowa Rep. Steven King, who argues, ÂWe canÂt restore our civilization with somebody elseÂs babies.ÂŽ Or Arizona Senate candidate and former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, known for extreme ethnic proÂ“ling, terror raids, and cruel and unusual punishment. Or Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart, who has associated with white supremacists and thrown his state party into turmoil. The phenomenon of Republican extremism is hardly new. At the height of the tea-party movement, the GOP had candidate Â“tness crises in Nevada, Delaware, Colorado, Missouri and Indiana. But two things are now different. First, the GOP establishment is weaker than at any time I can remember. Second, the rhetoric of Trumpism is more explicitly racial than at any time I can remember. For a party at its height of inÂ”uence, Republicans remain in a tenuous position at the national level because of Trump. They lost the popular vote count by nearly 3 million in the 2016 presidential election, and Trump has done almost nothing to expand his appeal. Long-term demographic trends are running against the GOP, with the non-Hispanic white population declining from 76 percent to 63 percent over the last two decades and the country on track to be majority minority by 2045. Some Trumpites are brutally honest about the political challenge in this environment. ÂI believe that white voters will begin voting for Republicans in larger numbers than they do now,ÂŽ says Thomas OÂMalley in the American Thinker. The political challenge for the GOP, in the meantime, is to Âseriously reduce immigration and encourage population growth within the country.ÂŽ Which clearly means population growth in that portion of the country with less melanin. The problem? Trump already won the white vote by more than 20 percentage points in 2016. So how does the GOP rack up even greater white support? If TrumpÂs political strategy is any indication, this will involve a relentless emphasis on race and immigration Â„ on kneeling black athletes, on immigrants who ÂinfestÂŽ our country, and on Muslims who are targeted for suspicion. A strategy of feeding white backlash against a multicultural future worked for Trump Â„ barely Â„ in 2016. Will it work for Republicans in 2018 and 2020? Perhaps, if Democrats move precipitously to the left. But in the longer run, will Trumpism appeal to millennials (who now consistently give Trump around a 25 percent approval rating)? Will it work with suburban women? And what are the moral implications of a political strategy that employs racial and ethnic antagonism as a motivating factor? Is this really the set of values that Republican leaders want their children to absorb? Will conservatives so easily abandon conservatism for white identity politics? It is an approach to public life that will indelibly stain all who employ it Â„ and all who excuse it. ÂThis is the question for Republicans going forward,ÂŽ Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report told me, ÂWill the GOP be deÂ“ned not just as the party of Trump but as the party thatÂs hostile to nonwhites?ÂŽ And what if there is no difference? Michael GersonÂs email address is michaelgerson@ washpost.com.The moral implications of GOPÂs Trumpian turn Michael Gerson The beauty of all self-evident truths is that, by deÂ“nition, we do not need to explain why they are true. Our annual celebrations of American independence Â“t neatly into this mental zone of conÂ“dent presumptions. To the extent that we think about it at all, the Fourth of July is the time for summer vacation schedules to start, Â“reworks to appear at dusk and patriotic rhetoric to evaporate amid the airbursts. It therefore might seem almost rude to suggest that we spend a few minutes asking ourselves what we are celebrating. The succinct answer is that we are honoring the 242nd anniversary of AmericaÂs birth as the Â“rst nation-sized republic in the modern world. The values on which our republic was founded were proclaimed in 36 words that, over the years, have achieved iconic status as the American Creed. Here they are: We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Thomas Jefferson wrote these words sometime in mid-June 1776 in his Philadelphia apartment at 7th and Market streets on a portable desk with a quill pen. Historians have parsed their meaning in countless books over the ensuing two centuries: searching for their sources in the French Enlightenment or Scottish Enlightenment; questioning their utopian implications; criticizing their inherently elusive claims to visionary values that Â”oat above the world like verbal clouds; noticing that the portable desk on which they were composed was built by a former slave and that the author of those words was a dedicated racist. But in the end, all such critics have found themselves shouting into the wind. For JeffersonÂs words have levitated out of the historical context in which they were written to become the expansive mandate for the liberal tradition in modern America. When the feminist movement was born at Seneca Falls in 1848, the manifesto began with the claim that Âall men and women are created equal.ÂŽ When Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he cited JeffersonÂs words Â„ Âthe proposition that all men are created equal,ÂŽ to make the Civil War a Â“ght to end slavery. When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ÂI have a dreamÂŽ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, he announced that he was collecting on a Âpromissory noteÂŽ written by Jefferson. Beyond our shores, the Vietnamese constitution, written by Ho Chi Minh, begins ÂWe hold these truths to be self evident.ÂŽ In the mid-summer of 2018, during the increasingly divisive presidency of Donald Trump, do we still believe these words? Do we believe any truths are self-evident? Instead of spending our holiday on the Fourth contemplating the likely destination of LeBron James or the latest Kardashian rumor, let me propose that we discuss those questions. The conversation might begin with a more speciÂ“c focus: What did that hallowed phrase Âpursuit of happinessÂŽ mean to Jefferson, and what does it mean to us? Jefferson borrowed the words from George Mason, who had used the phrase in the preface to his draft of the Virginia Constitution a few weeks earlier. In the original trinity proclaimed by John Locke in his Second Treatise on Government, Âlife, liberty, and propertyÂŽ were the enshrined rights. By replacing ÂpropertyÂŽ with MasonÂs Âpursuit of happiness,ÂŽ Jefferson was making an implicit anti-slavery statement, depriving slave-owners of the claim that owning slaves Â„ property Â„ was a natural right protected in the founding document. The Civil War removed slavery from the national agenda, leaving Âpursuit of happinessÂŽ to Â”oat free and become a vague version of the American promise that meant pretty much what anyone wished it to mean. Do we believe that JeffersonÂs felicitous phrase now, in 2018, has economic implications? Does the self-evident right to pursue happiness entail the right to a living wage? Or affordable health care? Does the decline of the middle class mean that our collective happiness as a people is at risk? Do JeffersonÂs magic words still possess the power to provoke some intellectual Â“reworks? Joseph J. Ellis is the author of ÂRevolutionary SummerÂŽ and ÂFounding Brothers.ÂŽ His latest book, ÂAmerican Dialogue: The Founders and Us,ÂŽ will be published this fall.Some 242 years later, still parsing Âpursuit of happinessÂ Los Angeles TimesJoseph J. Ellis 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) Â€ Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 STATE NEWS Look for a third crossword in The News Wire section. TALLAHASSEE Â„ Last fall, more than one out of every four students enrolled at state universities came from the Florida college system. But data, presented last week to the Florida Board of Governors, showed that more students from state and community colleges could be moving into universities, where they could earn bachelorÂs degrees that would likely correlate with higher earnings over their lifetimes. In the 2016-2017 academic year, 61 percent of the 57,864 students who earned associate of arts degrees at the 28 schools in the college system applied for admission to state universities. More than 30,000 students, or 86 percent, were accepted, but only 25,000 of those students actually enrolled. That data is being collected as part of an effort to improve FloridaÂs Âtwo plus twoÂŽ articulation system. The system allows students to start their post-high-school careers at colleges and earn associate degrees in two years. They then move on to state universities, where after another two years, they can earn bachelorÂs degrees. Wendy Link, a member of the university systemÂs Board of Governors, said FloridaÂs college-university articulation system is Âthe envy of the nation.ÂŽ But she said the university and college systems are looking to make it better. ÂAs with all things, there are ways to improve upon it,ÂŽ said Link, who leads the boardÂs Two (Plus) Two Articulation Committee. Among the issues state higher-education ofÂ“cials will be looking at in the next few months are: Â€ The 5,000 students who are accepted at state universities but never enroll. Â€ The 38.8 percent of college students who earn associate degrees but never apply to a state university, a percentage that has increased from 35.5 percent in 2013-2014. Â€ The 91 percent of college students who only apply to one state university. Some 95 percent of the students denied university admission applied to only one school, although they are guaranteed admission to at least one of the 12 state universities once they earn their associate degrees. Â€ The 27 percent graduation rate, after two years, when college students transfer to state universities. That is much lower than the 49 percent graduation rate for students who enroll for four years at state universities. However, the six-year graduation rate for the college transfer students, at 68 percent, is similar to the 72 percent for the non-transfer university students. Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the college system, said Florida produces more associate degrees than any other state and that 63 percent of Florida high school students who move into post-secondary programs do so at state colleges. Pumariega said there are opportunities for improvement in some areas like the 5,000 students accepted at universities who never enroll. But she also said there are other factors that inÂ”uence the studentsÂ decisions, including being Âplace boundÂŽ because of Â“nancial, family or work obligations and not being able to attend schools distant from their hometowns. She said Â“nancial aid and the ages of the students are other factors. The new data showed the average age of the enrolled college transfer student was 25.5 years in 2017, compared to a little over 20 years for the four-year university students. Pumariega also said her review of her systemÂs data showed that younger students who earn associate degrees are much more likely to transfer to state universities than older students. She said 84 percent of the students under the age of 25 enrolled at a university, while that percentage is reduced for older students who are Âbalancing work and life.ÂŽ Board of Governors members also heard testimony about the University of Central FloridaÂs DirectConnect program, which is designed to help state college students transfer to UCF. The Orlando school leads the state university system by taking more than 30 percent of the college transfers. A key member of that program is Valencia College, the third-largest school in the state college system. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia, said his school has worked closely with UCF to develop the transfer program that guarantees college students admission at the university once they earn their associate degrees. The program is enhanced by UCF placing counselors on the Valencia campus to advise students who are part of the program. Shugart said the university system leaders should seek Âa variety of solutionsÂŽ to improving the transfer programs and Ânot a single, silver-bullet solution.ÂŽ He also said while the statewide system should set broad policies, it should look to the schools on a regional basis to develop speciÂ“c programs. ÂThe problem we have to solve in Central Florida is nothing like the problem they have to solve for access in the Panhandle,ÂŽ he said. Although Florida has tried to bring uniformity to its state college and university courses, Shugart said Âthe number one inhibitorÂŽ for transfer students earning their bachelorÂs degrees is the loss of credits when they move to universities. He said there has been Âan ever-creeping demand for specializationÂŽ in many of the upper-division majors that has impacted the transfer students. He also warned against Âsimplistic policiesÂŽ aimed at measuring performance. For instance, he said college transfer students are much more likely to be part-time students at the universities than the four-year students who are more likely to be full time. Shugart said metrics seeking to measure the time it takes to earn a degree need to be ÂnuancedÂŽ enough to take that factor into account.State looks to boost college-to-university pipelineBy LLOYD DUNKELBERGERNEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATE2 guilty in fatal drive-by that killed toddler Man loses 2 fingers in fireworks accident Deputy, another pedestrian struck by passing car Woman found safe after video of fall from SUVJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Â„ Two Florida teens have been convicted in a drive-by shooting that left a toddler dead. The Florida TimesUnion reports that the 19-year-old men were both found guilty Tuesday of Â“rst-degree murder by separate juries. Authorities say 22-month-old Aiden McClendon was fatally shot in Jacksonville in January 2016. Investigators say AidenÂs teenage cousin was targeted by rival gang members. MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) Â„ A Florida man lost two Â“ngers to a Â“reworks accident. Florida Today reports the injury happened Tuesday night in Merritt Island. Brevard County Fire Rescue ofÂ“cials said the man was airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne where doctors had to amputate two Â“ngers. No further details were immediately available. TAVARES, Fla. (AP) Â„ A sheriffÂs deputy is in serious condition after a car struck him in central Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reports 27-year-old Lake County Deputy Austin Pringle and 22-year-old Cerontae Hodge were standing beside his patrol car on the shoulder of a road early Wednesday when a passing vehicle hit them. Hodge is also in serious condition. The driver, 53-year-old Kim Johnson told troopers she saw the headlights of the vehicle and slowed down, but didnÂt know it was a patrol car. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Â„ Detectives in Florida have found a woman safe after she was seen on a surveillance video falling from a moving SUV, ofÂ“cials said Tuesday. The 21-year-old woman had suffered road rash in the Monday afternoon fall but had not sought medical attention, a Hillsborough County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce news release said. She told investigators that she fell out after leaning against a previously damaged door. The woman had been riding with her boyfriend, his sister and the sisterÂs 1-year-old son, the release said. They told police they had just left a nearby Walmart. The Monday afternoon incident was captured on video at an intersection near the University of South Florida in Tampa. The woman appeared to be unconscious after the fall, which prompted the search for her. The video was shared by the sheriffÂs ofÂ“ce in hopes of getting the publicÂs help in Â“nding the woman. She was Â”at on her back on the road when the driver, later identiÂ“ed as the womanÂs boyfriend, got out, picked her up and carried her back to the SUV. He then drove away. Numerous cars were at the intersection, and there were several people walking and biking along the sidewalk at the time. Detectives have categorized the case as an accidental injury. No charges are expected.
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 0 7/ 0 5/ 20 1 8 N ot i ce U n d er Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Guardian Angel Home Watch located at 123 Hunter Rd. in the County of Charlotte in the City of Rotonda West, Florida 33947 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpo rations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Rotonda West Florida this 28th day of June 2018 Dianne Terry Publish 07/05/18 110833 3592398 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Pat Shine Paiting located at 22115 Voltair Ave in the County of Charlotte in the City of Port Charlotte, Florida 33954 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port Charlotte Florida this 2nd day of July 2018 Publish 07/05/18 110833 3593300 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the u ndersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Seriously Sharp, LLC located at 4863 Batchelor Ave. in the County of Sarasota in the City of North Port, Florida 34287 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port Charlotte Florida this 29th day of June 2018 Seriously Sharp Publish 07/05/18 110833 3592433 N ot i ce U n d er Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Shear Paradise Salon & Spa located at 3983 Destination Dr., Ste. 101, in the County of Sarasota in the City of Osprey, Florida 34229 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Venice Florida this 22nd day of June 2018 Shear Paradise Salon inc. Publish 07/05/18 110833 3593094 N ot i ce U n d er Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Sunset Beach Rentals located at 5040 N. Beach Rd. in the County of Charlotte in the City of Englewood, Florida 34223 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations o f the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Englewood Florida this 2nd day of July 2018 Ko Ko Kai Condominium A ssociation, Inc. Publish 07/05/18 110833 3592820 N ot i ce U n d er Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of The Resort Hair Studio located at 24710 Sandhill Blvd. in the County of Charlotte in the City of Punta Gorda, Florida 33983 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Punta Gorda Florida this 28th day of June 2018 Bien Chilero Ventures LLC Publish 07/05/18 110833 3593120 3114 INVITATION TO BID INVITATION FOR BID Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Punta Gorda, Procurement Office, 126 Harvey St, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950 until 3:00 P.M. ET on AUGUST 6, 2018 for Solicitation #F2017137/CONS-JLFORCEMAIN/1620 CONSTRUCTION OF THE JONES LOOP FORCEMAIN. Location for t he opening is the City Hall Annex, Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, 126 Harvey Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Solicitation information, including documents, is avail able on the CityÂs website at www.pgorda.com or call (941) 575-3368. A Pre-Submittal Meet ing is scheduled for JULY 10, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. ET in the Cit y Hall Annex 2nd Floor Conference Room, 126 Harvey St, Punta Gorda, FL. Bidders may attend this meeting via Internet Webinar. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statute 286.26, the location of meetings related to this solicitation is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Int erpreters for the hearing impaired (TTY 941-575-5013) or non-English speaking citizens and any other special accommodations can be requested by contacting the Human Resources Manager/Non-Discrimination Coor dinator whose address is 326 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, whose telephone number is (941) 575-3308, and whose email address is email@example.com, at least two (2) calendars days prior to the meeting. Marion Pace, CPPO, CPPB Procedurement Manager Publish: 07/05/18 102469 3592092 3116 NOTICE OF ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN A ND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18-000858 DR DAVID COLGAN, PETITIONER, A ND MARY BARD, RESPONDENT. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR DISESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY TO: MARY BARD ADDRESS UNKNOWN PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Disestablishment of Paternity has been filed that you are re quired to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for David Colgan, whose address is P.O. Box 51403, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 1403, on or before the hearing s cheduled in the matter for Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and file the original with the clerk o f this Court at 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit CourtÂs office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of the Circuit CourtÂs office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Cour t A pproved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or emailed to the address on record at the clerkÂs office. Dated: June 11, 2018 Roger D. Eaton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: W. Dettman As Deputy Clerk Lisa A.DiFranza Florida Bar No. 0087566 P.O. Box 51403 Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32240 Telephone (904) 394-2874 Fax: (904) 212-1994 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Publish: 06/14/18, 06/21/18, 06/28/18, 07/05/18 402962 3586685 3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 18-000077CC JAMAICA WAY ON CHARLOTTE HARBOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA TION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, Plaintiff, v PARKWAY MOTOR INN, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the County Court of Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell all the property situated in Charlotte County, Florida described as: Unit 133, JAMAICA WAY CONDOMINIUM, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Offical Record Book 973, Page 499, et. seq., as amended and according to Condominium Book 7, Pages 84A through 84G, as amended, ffC 3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE o f t h e P u bli c R ecor d s o f Ch arlotte County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto. Property Address: 1750 Jamaica Way, Unit #133 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at www.charlotte.realforeclose.com in acc ordance wit h Chapter 45 Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: R. Tillman As Deputy Clerk 6-25-18 Publish: 06/28/18, 07/05/18 259927 3590463 3130 NOTICE OF SALE N O TI C E O F S ALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809). The un dersigned will sell at public sale Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 10:00 am EST on Lockerfox.com where said property is stored at: iStorage Port Charlotte, 7001 Gasparilla Road, Port Char lotte, FL 33981, Charlotte County. The following: Name:Unit # Contents: Steven Sloan405 Furniture, Totes, Lamps, Electronics Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items are sold as is, where is, and must be removed a t the time of the sale. Sale is sub j ect to cancellation in the event o f settlement between owner and ob ligated party. Publish: 06/27/18 & 07/05/18 261196 3589168 N O TI C E O F S ALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809). The un dersigned will sell at public sale July 12th starting at 10:00 am EST on Lockerfox.com where said property is stored at: iStorage Gasparilla, 10500 Winborough Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33981, Charlotte County. The following: Name:Unit # Contents: Elizabeth Sullivan0DD02 Fan, Totes, Crates Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items are sold as is, where is, and must be removed a t the time of the sale. Sale is sub j ect to cancellation in the event o f settlement between owner and ob ligated party. Published: 06/27/18, 07/05/18 106889 3589188 Classified=Sales N O TI C E I S HEREBY G IVEN that ANN STREET STORAGE at 209 E. ANN ST. PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, will sell, or otherwise dispose of, the contents of the following unit(s) to satisfy delinquent amounts due and enforce a lien imposed under the FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT (section 83.80183.809). Sale will be conducted at t he above address on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10AM. All property for cash only in "as is" conditio n and removed from the facility at the time of the sale. The following unit(s), containing personal property such as items used in and around the home, garage, and/or workplace, and other misc. items may not be available at the time of the sale: Joni Manning O9, household, misc. We reserve the right to rej ect any and all bids and to cancel sale in the event of settlement with the obligated party(ies). Publish: July 05, 12, 2018 129334 3592974 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: On 07/19/2018, 8:00 am at 2021 TAMIAMI TRL. PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-5919, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. A-1 TOW SERV ICE LLC. reserves the right to ac cept or reject any and/or all bids. The vehicles which will be: 1B3ES26C82D648700 2002DODGE 1B7HC13Z81J541982 2001DODGE 1YVHP84D855M24797 2005MAZDA 3C4FY48B92T279258 2002CHRYSLER 4T1BE46K27U146070 2007TOYOTA 4TARN81A1RZZ282412 1994TOYOTA 5LMFU28R13LJ42432 2003LINCOLN JM1BL1L35C1505882 2012MAZDA Publish: July 05, 2018 380480 3592706 3130 NOTICE OF SALE Notice o f S ale/ Auction Time of Sale: 10:00 am Location of Sale: 11139 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Date of Sale: JULY 17 2018 4T1VK13E5NU015781 92 TOYTCAMRYSILVER 1G1JC5245W7332601 98 CHEVCAVAILER WHITE 1HGCM56333A116745 03 HONDACCORDWHITE KNDJD733945272305 04 KIASORENTOSILVER BL1A19CMF293 93 BAYLCLASSIC 2252 WHITE Publish: July 05, 2018 103614 3593255 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Darrells Wrecker Service gives No tice of Foreclosure of Lien and in tent to sell these vehicles on 07/13/2018, 10:00 am at 663 S BREVARD AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266-4260, pursuant to subsec tion 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Darrells Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or re j ect any and/or all bids. 1FAFP36383W245256 2003 FORD 1FMZU63K64ZB01195 2004 FORD SHSRD684X3U103768 2003 HONDA Publish: 07/01/2018 140912 3591842 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! TODAY Murdock Rotary, Club meets Thurs 7:45am weekly at Perkins, 1700 Tamiami Trl. Friendliest club in SWFL. Call 941-456-1862 for info Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 music by Jersey Beat Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki Open; 5-8 Dinner; 5pm PER Social; 6:30-8:30 Charity Bar Bingo@25538ShorePG6372606;members&guests Free Kids Lunch, free lunch for ages 18 & under. 11:30-12pm @ PC Library 2280 Aaron St. 941.764.5562. Sponsored by CCPS ChampÂs Cafe Mahjong, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 11:30am-3:30pm, .50 cents an hour Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. 625-4175. Punta Gorda Elkettes, Elkettes Thrift Shop Open to the Public from 11:30am to 2:30pm @ 25538 Shore Dr.,PG,637-2606, Ext. 451 Punta Gorda Rotary, meets at noon at the Isles Yacht Club. The best place in PG to be at noon on Thursdays. 219-742-3287. FRIDAY Outdoor Market, American Legion 103 Fri, Sat, Sun 9-12 Variety of Vendors Year around, 2101 Taylor Rd Interested vendors call 626-2569 Project Linus, crochet knit quilt blankets for Charlotte County kids FGCU, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda 9-11am Nancy. 627-4364 Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 music by Boomers Bingo, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 10:45am-3:30pm. Game packs start at $13. Over 25 games w/ payouts up to $250. 625-4175. Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki open; 5-8 Dinner; 6:30-9:30 Music by Escape @ 25538 Shore,PG,637-2606;members & guests Free Kids Lunch, free lunch for ages 18 & under. 10:30-12pm @ PC Library 2280 Aaron St. 941-764-5562. Sponsored by CCPS ChampÂs Cafe Punta Gorda Elkettes, Elkettes Thrift Shop Open to the Public from 11:30am to 2:30pm @ 25538 Shore Dr., PG,637-2606, ext. 451 CHARLOTTE CALENDAR The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run Âas submitted.ÂŽ To submit an item, go to www.yoursun.com, select an edition and click on the ÂCommunity CalendarÂŽ link on the left. Click ÂSubmit Event,ÂŽ and fill out the appropriate information. TODAY Badminton, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9-12p. $2 to play! Open to all levels. Crafty Ladies, Handcrafted items every Thursday 9-11:30am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Beg/Impvr Line Dance, 9-30 to 11-30 American Legion Post 113 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941-697-8733 Line Dance Club, 9:3011:30am, Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave. Impvr/intermed. line dances. Public welcome. Nancy 474-6027 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play! Pickleball Open Play, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-8611980, 1-4p. $2 to play. Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Public Invited! Bar food available 5pm till close. Nice prizes Play 3 cards for $1 Rotonda Elks Male singers wanted, 701 N Indiana Ave, Englewood on Thurs. 6:30 PM for an evening of a cappella singing in the Barbershop style. 941-307-9825 FRIDAY Line Dancing, 9-30 to 11-30 American Legion Post 113 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941-697-8733 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30 p.m. $2 to play! Friday Dine & Dance, Chef Choice: Coconut Shrimp & reg menu 5-7:30pm Music: MC Squared 7-10pm Members & guests Rotonda Elks SATURDAY FC MenÂs Breakfast, FC MenÂs Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Church campus, 140 Rotonda Blvd. W. Free & all men are invited. 475-7447 Closet of Hope, Free clothing, ID required. 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to noon. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Corn Hole, sign up 12:30 p.m. games start 1 p.m. $2 fee per game. Come solo or bring a buddy. Rotonda Elks members & guests. Bingo, VFW 10178 Auxiliary 550 N. McCall Rd. Englewood 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public Welcome. 9414747516 SUNDAY Sunday Dinner, Delicious Broasted Chicken Dinner $8.50 served 2-4pm Dine in or take out. Rotonda Elks, members & guests Sunday Blue Plate, Country Fried Steak $6. VFW Aux. 550 N. McCall Rd. 4:00 6:00 P.M Dine In Carry Out Public Welcome 941-747-7516 ENGLEWOOD CALENDAR TODAY Conversation Group, 10-11:30 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Bring a topic or a joke to share with the group. North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Euchre 12-4, Bingo 5PM, Bowling 6PM, Kitchen Open 5-7, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Mexican Dominos, noon to 3 p.m. NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 The dominos have numbers not dots. Come have fun. AMVETS 2000 Dinner, LAUX Country Style Ribs 4:30-7pm QOH @ 7pm Karaoke by Bobby O @ 7pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Daily Specials Fun Bowling, Darts 7:00 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 Youth Boxing, USA Boxing coach. 6 p.m. Tues/Thurs. Morgan Center. Fundamentals. Work ethic. $10. 239-292-9230. NPBOXCLUB@gmail.com FRIDAY Holy Name Bingo, 5-9pm San Pedro Activity Center Open to all Up to $1300.00 in cash prizes Non-Smoking Refreshments 941-429-6602 Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Join Brenda for a good work out & feel better. North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Fish Fry/Rib Dinner 5-7, Music by DJ Scotty 6-10, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Life AFTER Downton, Life After Downton, 7/6, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for a cuppaÂ tea & discussion. Ques? 941-861-5000. Pinochle, $2/person 12-3 pm, and 6-9 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Come have a nice afternoon of cards. AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Friday Fish Nite Music 6:30-9:30 Darts 7:00 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403. SATURDAY Closet of Hope, Free clothing, ID required. 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30a-12p. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, 10AM-10PM, Pool Table, Bowling, Golf, Jukebox. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Adult Boxing, USA Boxing. Self-defense, confidence, weight loss. Sat. 2-3 at Morgan Center. $10. 239-292-9230. NPBOXCLUB@gmail. com AMVETS 312 Dinner, 5-7 p.m. T-Bone Steak, Pot/sal/des $12 Adv tics only by 07/04 Mus 6:30-9:30 Allegros 7050 Chancellor Bl NP 941-429-5403 SUNDAY AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 great selection only $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, 10AM-8PM $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 NORTH PORT CALENDAR
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OUR TOWN: OUTDOOR LIVING INSIDE: CLASSIFIEDS THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 Jumping in the car to explore the Sunshine State this summer? Make the drive an experience with these 10 songs to add to your Florida summer road tripping playlist. ÂI CanÂt Drive 55ÂŽ by Sammy Hagar (Album: VOA, 1984) Â„ Well, the Interstate speed limit is 70, and itÂs important to obey the posted speed limit. If you are heading to Daytona, Homestead or Sebring, this song is a must in your playlist. ÂRunninÂ Down a Dream,ÂŽ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Album: Full Moon Fever, 1989) Â„ Elvis Presley rolled through Ocala in 1961 and Tom Petty, born in Gainesville, shook the KingÂs hand. That moment inspired a young Petty to pursue a musical career. Vacations are about new experiences and living out dreams. ÂThe Tide Is High,ÂŽ Blondie (Album: Autoamerican, 1980) Â„ The Jamaican group The Paragons originally performed this reggae song in 1966, but it was the American band Blondie, fronted by Miami-born Angela Tremble (stage name Debbie Harry), who took it to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1980. ÂThe Ballad of Curtis Loew,ÂŽ Lynyrd Skynyrd (Album: Second Helping, 1974) Â„ Curtis Loew is not one speciÂ“c person but a composite of people who lived in bandmember Ronnie Van ZantÂs Jacksonville neighborhood. In the song, a country store referenced is based on what was called ClaudeÂs Midway Grocery. Today, itÂs called Sunrise Food (5406 Plymouth St., Jacksonville). ÂThunderstruck,ÂŽ AC/DC (Album: The Razors Edge, 1990) Â„ LetÂs face it: If youÂre out and about in Florida The Floridian Summer road trip playlist Jennifer A.HUBERCOLUMNISTDAY TRIPPERJENNIFER | 2 Great week on the bike for me Â„ how about you? I did get caught in a downpour for three miles, but it actually lowered the temperature by about 10 degrees and the rain felt pleasurably cool. Popped out of the rain and within a few minutes the clothes were as dry as they were going to get. There is an old bike saying that goes, ÂIÂll never start a ride in the rain, but I will Â“nish one in the rain.ÂŽ Just a note to the nascent cyclist: If youÂre riding in the rain, be very attentive to the white markings on the pavement. These are a type of plastic thermo tape, and when they get wet they are like ice. Try not to touch them on a turn. Same warning about railroad tracks. When they are wet, they can be treacherous. As with any endeavor cycling has its own sets of laws and rules. I wonÂt bore you with the laws. If youÂre interested in bicycle laws, ask anybody that doesnÂt ride a bike. TheyÂll not only tell you every law they can think of, but many times theyÂll even make up a whole list of them in an effort to convince you that it would be easier to leave the bike at home. On the other hand, there are some very speciÂ“c rules that govern how we should approach the art of riding our bicycles. These are actually codiÂ“ed in a list of 95 rules maintained by the Velominati, the Keepers of the Cog (https://goo.gl/hLc1yK). Here are a few of my favorite rules. Rules every bike rider should know CourtNEDERVELDCOLUMNISTLIFE ON TWO WHEELSCOURT | 4 IÂve had a lot of requests from new shooters lately to write about cleaning handguns. Like any other tools, guns get dirty and must be cleaned. But how often? Well, every time itÂs used. A clean gun is a happy gun, and you can count on it to work properly when it has to. LetÂs be honest, though Â„ very few people clean a gun every time they shoot it. If you go to the range and put 20 shots through it, it probably doesnÂt really need a complete cleaning (although most knowledgeable sources would recommend it). ItÂs too easy to let it slide once and then say, ÂWell, it shot OK, so IÂll clean it next time.ÂŽ Then next time becomes next time and a bad habit is born. Clean your gun Â„ itÂs good policy and will show up in the long run. It also is one of the best methods to help clear up all that mystery about what part of the gun does what. The more Clean up your act BillyCARLCOLUMNISTAT THE RANGEBILLY | 4 Although WildÂ”ower Preserve in Englewood has in the past been one of my favorite areas for nature study, it has been on an extended hiatus for visitors during ecological restoration, and is only now in the Â“nal stages of wetland restoration. Life abounds at Wildflower PHOTOS PROVIDEDFlowers and their pollinators are a major source of wonder both in the buttery garden and elsewhere in the preserve. Some pink Salvia in the garden here attracted a large black native carpenter bee Â„ but notice what it is doing. It has grasped the ower stalk and is b iting at the base. This is a Âback-doorÂŽ means of extracting nectar when it cannot access the nutritious uid via the Âfront doorÂŽ down the narrow corolla tube. This stealing of nectar does not benet the ower, but it illustrates that bees are no dummies! The native prickly pear cactus has a gorgeous yellow ower that attracts many insects to nectar and pollen rewards. Here a marvelous green sweat bee is rolling in masses of pollen. This is one of numerous native bees (unlike the exotic honeybee from Europe and Africa) which can be very eective in pollinating plants. More photos inside.WILD WORLD BillDUNSONCOLUMNIST BILL | 4This past weekend, I ran Moon Over Croom Â„ a night trail race in the Croom Wildlife Management Area. Croom is located a couple hours north in Brooksville, and is part of the Withlacoochee National Forest. This was my Â“rst time running it. My girlfriend Debbie ran it last year and recommended it because she knows IÂm always up for a good adventure. The race offers three distances Â„ 7, 14 or 21 miles Â„ and is run as close to the full moon as possible. We chose to run 14 miles. Other local runners Sally, Jessica, Melinda and Peter all did 21 miles. TheyÂre all ultra-runners, so 21 miles is nothing! Leading up to the race, I was super excited to hear the lightning bugs were out. I havenÂt seen a lightning bug in a good 10 years, but I have fond childhood memories of catching lightning bugs during the summer months. WeÂd put them in mason jars with holes poked in the lid. And, of course weÂd put sticks and leaves inside for Âhabitat.ÂŽ Then in the morning weÂd set our captives free. That is, the few that survived till morning. As I packed on Saturday to head up, the weather forecast looked like rain, rain, and more rain. But as luck would have it, the rain cleared out before the race. The race course is a 7-mile loop, so depending upon your selected distance, you run the loop once, twice or thrice. The race begins on the main road, but quickly turns off onto a hiking trail. The portion of Croom that we ran was mostly comprised of oak trees. Some are majestic old live oaks that make wonderful canopies strung with ferns and moss, and others are tall spindly oaks with big leaves that donÂt grow this far south. It was still light as we ran our Â“rst loop, and I could see beautiful white and purple wildÂ”owers. My geeky biologist Moon Over Croom, the night owl marathon BettySTAUGLERCOLUMNISTRUN FOR YOUR LIFEBETTY | 4 PHOTO PROVIDEDBetty and Debbie after running 14 miles in the dark.
Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 2OUR TOWN OUTDOOR LIVING OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARDGOT AN EVENT COMING UP?WeÂd be happy to let people know. Email your info to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com at least two weeks before the event. Submissions may be edited for length or clarity.PLACIDA PIER REPAIR WORK Repairs to the Placida Fishing Pier (13120 Pier Road, Placida) are in progress and will be completed by approximately Aug. 8. The pier was closed earlier this year due to re damage. In the interim, please visit Ainger Fishing Pier (1385 Beach Road, Englewood), El Jobean Fishing Pier (5001 El Jobean Road, El Jobean) or Boca Grande Fishing Pier (5810 Gasparilla Road, Placida).NEW APP FOR PARKING PAY STATIONSCharlotte County Community Services beach and boat ramp parking can now be paid with your smartphone through ParkMobile. Mobile Now is no longer the service provider. The ParkMobile app is available for both Apple and Android. To learn more about ParkMobile, visit ParkMobile.com. For info, contact Community Services at 941-625-7529.LIVE OAK POINT CLOSEDDue to safety concerns at Live Oak Point from Hurricane Irma damage, as well as ongoing construction of Live Oak Point Phase 1B, the park is closed until further notice. Live Oak Point is located at 5100 Tamiami Trail, Charlotte Harbor.COMMUNITY NIGHTS AT KING FISHER FLEETKing Fisher Fleet, headquartered at FishermenÂs Village in Punta Gorda, oers half-price admission on sunset cruises to select groups and their families through Sept. 30. Tuesdays: Teachers, school administration, and school support sta. Wednesdays: State, county, and city government employees, including re, police, and other rst responders. Thursdays: Healthcare workers (doctorÂs oces, retirement communities, hospitals). All community members employed in each category are eligible for half-price admission for themselves and their family members on the sunset cruise with proof of employment. Proof of employment includes a name tag with the company logo, an employee ID, or other identifying document. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information about this special oer, call 941-639-0969.LANDBASED SHARK FISHING WORKSHOPSThe FWC needs your input on future management of the shore-based shark shery. Workshops will he held at 6 p.m. July18 in Bradenton at the State College of Florida Library (5840 26th Street West, Bradenton) and July 19 in Fort Myers at the Joseph P DÂAlessandro Oce Complex, Room 165C (2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers). Share your input by attending a workshop in person or comment online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.ADULTS CAN LEARN TO SAILCome learn to sail or refresh your skills with Englewood Sailing AssociationÂs (ESA) Summer Adult Class for those 18 and over. This popular four-day class is ideal for working adults since it is held over two consecutive weekends, July 21-22 and July 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The only prerequisites are the ability to swim and the desire to sail. Class will be held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. Cost is $175 per person and registration is now open at the Englewood SKY Family Y. ESA instructors are certied through U.S. Sailing and are trained in CPR and First Aid. For additional information, contact Craig Keller at 941-276-3115 or the Y at 941-474-1234 or visit EnglewoodSailing.org. Class size is limited.SUMMER SAILING CAMPLearn to sail or improve your skills on beautiful Lemon Bay this summer. Registration is now open for youth ages 10-17 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA (701 Medical Blvd, Englewood). Camps provide supervised instruction in the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, as well as safety, seamanship and environmental awareness. Instruction is provided by adult U.S. Sailing-certied instructors. The ability to swim is a prerequisite. Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The last session will be held July 9-13. Cost is $135 per session, with a $10 discount for Y or ESA members. Camps are held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park (210 Winson Ave., Englewood) and are limited to 22 participants each. For more information, contact Laurie OÂGara at 908-310-7975 or the Englewood SKY Family Y at 941-475-1234, or visit EnglewoodSailing.org. PLANT SOCIETY FIELD TRIPThe Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites the public to join them July 28 for a short walk through Carlton Preserve (1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice). The society promotes the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Meetings, eld trips and special events are free and open to the public. For more info, contact trail guide Al Squires at 941-769-3633 or AHSquires1@comcast.net. LBTD FISHING TOURNEYThe Lemon Bay Touchdown ClubÂs seventh annual Fishing Tournament is set for Aug. 4 at Boca Grande Marina (220 Harbor Drive, Boca Grande). Oshore anglers will sh for red grouper, snapper and a mystery sh. The inshore division will sh for redsh, trout and a mystery sh. There will be a captains meeting at 6p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at RicaltiniÂs (1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood). Oshore boats will be released at 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Inshore boats will check in between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Aug. 4 and begin shing at 7a.m. Weigh-ins will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at Boca Grande Marina, with an after party at 5 p.m. Team entry is $350, which includes four anglers, VIP bag and long-sleeve tournament shirt. More anglers may be added for $50 per person. Registration after Aug. 1 will be $400 per team. Proceeds benet the LBHS Manta Rays football program. Organizers are also welcoming sponsors at all levels. For more info, contact Janine Vito at 941-441-7045, Ryan Johnson at 941-586-8019, or Holly Haynes at 941-270-2479. Visit lbtdc.weebly.com or Facebook.com/LBTDClub for updated information.FISHINÂ TALK RADIO SEMINARThe next event in the FishinÂ Talk Radio seminar series will be held Aug. 7 at Gasparilla MarinaÂs Waterside Grill (15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida). Seminars are scheduled for the rst Tuesday of each month and are hosted by the boys from FishinÂ Talk Radio. Topics vary depending on how the shing is going, but youÂre guaranteed to learn something useful Â„ and if you have any questions you want answered, bring Âem with you. Come out at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy dinner and drinks with Capt. Josh Olive and Capt. Mike Myers (you buy your own); the talk gets started at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call Capt. Mike at 941-416-8047 or Josh at 941-276-9657.SALTWATER FISHING 101Do you like to sh? Would you like to learn the basics of shallow saltwater shing from men who love God and love shing Charlotte Harbor? Fishermen from Deep Creek Community Church invite young men between the ages of 11 and 15 who are interested in shing to join us for a free saltwater shing clinic conducted on two consecutive Saturday mornings. The rst Saturday is classroom hands-on instruction in preparation for a half-day shing trip on the following Saturday. For the safety and enjoyment of all involved, all participants must complete the classroom instruction prior to the shing trip. For available class dates, go to YF4C.org. If you have an event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com FISHING CLUB MEETINGS: The Gulf Cove Fishing Club meets on the second Monday of the month from October through May at the Hope Lutheran Church in Gulf Cove (14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte) at 7 p.m. At each meeting, a speaker will talk on a timely topic. The public is invited to attend, but only Gulf Cove residents can be members. For more info, call 941-698-8607. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGS: The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (Oct-May) at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood). Call 941-769-3633. The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Call 239-275-3435. Meetings are free and the public is welcome. HANG OUT WITH SCRUB JAYS: Spend the morning with the scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. This unique Central Florida experience includes a nature walk to see the parkÂs diverse ecosystems, native ora and fauna. Call 941-483-5956 for info. WHATÂS THAT BIRD?: Volunteer bird interpreters share their expertise on ID and behavior of raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and other avian visitors at Myakka River State Park (13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota). Volunteers set up scopes and help people identify birds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day of the week. CHARLOTTE HARBOR DRAGONS: Dragon boat club meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Learn the ancient art of dragon boat racing. We practice out of the Port Charlotte Beach Complex (4500 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte). For availability, contact Eddie Amara at 941-7401286 or email@example.com, or to learn more about the club visit CharlotteHarborDragons.com. Paddles up! CHARLOTTE HARBOR MULTIHULL ASSOCIATION: Members of this club for multihull owners, sailors or those who are interested in the exchange of ideas about equipping and sailing boats, share information about anchorages and cruising destinations, hold informal races and have raft-ups. No dues. The club meets at a local restaurant the rst Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 941-876-6667. COASTAL VENTURES CRUISE CLUB: This club, designed for personal boat cruising, meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Waterfrontoo Restaurant (2205 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis). Join them for dinner at 6 p.m. and/or the 7:30 p.m. meeting where theyÂll discuss upcoming cruises and activities. Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded water rats. If interested, attend a meeting or call 941-493-0070 for more info. VOLUNTEER AT SHAMROCK PARK: Shamrock Park Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice) holds its monthly volunteer work mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. For more info, call Jennifer Rogers at 941-8615000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. GREATER CHARLOTTE HARBOR SIERRA CLUB: Meetings are held from October to April at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church (1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte). Meetings include coee, outdoor prizes, environmental speakers and more. For more info, call Allen at 941-423-2713. Visit GCHGroup.org for a list of planned 2018 fall outings. ONGOING EVENTS during the summer, youÂll most likely encounter an afternoon thunderstorm. And although the band is from Australia, lead singer Brian Johnson takes up residence in Sarasota. ÂDown in the Everglades,ÂŽ Willie Nelson (Album: Gone FishinÂ Soundtrack, 1997) Â„ This is a playful tune about the River of Grass. The song is on the ÂGone FishinÂÂŽ soundtrack, a comedy starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover with Willie Nelson costarring. Pesci and Glover play Â“shermen who win a stay in the Florida Everglades and land in trouble. ÂSummer Nights,ÂŽ John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (Album: Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture, 1978) Â„ Travolta is an Ocala resident and ÂGreaseÂŽ is one of my favorite movies. This playful tune, which is great for group karaoke, is a reminder there will always be fond memories of summer nights. ÂBig Yellow Taxi,ÂŽ Joni Mitchell (Album: Ladies of the Canyon, 1970) Â„ As I drive through Florida, IÂm pleasantly surprised by all the open land but as I approach new development, the line Âpaved paradise, put up a parking lotÂŽ plays in my head. Growth and development is inevitable, but letÂs be smart about it. ÂGood Day Sunshine,ÂŽ The Beatles (Album: Revolver, 1966) Â„ Driving through the Sunshine State should have at least one song with ÂsunshineÂŽ in the title and this made the list because it was part of the Â“nal morning playlist for the space shuttle program. During each space shuttle mission as well as aboard the International Space Station, a morning song is played. On Flight Day 8, July 15, 2011, the crew aboard Atlantis welcomed the morning with ÂGood Day Sunshine,ÂŽ sung by Paul McCartney. ÂWhen the Sun Goes Down in Charlotte Harbor,ÂŽ Jim Morris (Album: Another Day at the OfÂ“ce, 2007) Â„ When youÂre returning home after your road tripping through the Sunshine State, this song by the beloved and greatly missed Jim Morris should be playing. Whether driving a little deuce coupe, little red Corvette or a brand-new Cadillac, happy and safe travels! Jennifer Huber is just your average 40-something-year-old gal living life solo and writing about her travels on her blog, SoloTravelGirl. com. 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Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 4OUR TOWN OUTDOOR LIVINGYet life there continues to astonish the senses at every turn. Here is a sampling of what you might see during a visit Â„ although every visit is different and unexpected creatures are observed. Even during the restoration process, WildÂ”ower Preserve has continued to be an amazing place to observe nature. In the near future, when the restoration process has been Â“nished, we may expect an improvement in habitat quality and in biodiversity. It will become a mecca for those interested in observing all aspects of plant and animal life. Bill Dunson is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University thanks to a career spent entirely at that institution, teaching and doing research on the physiological ecology and ecotoxiciology of reptiles, amphibians and Â“sh. Always curious about nature, Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Contact him at email@example.com.BILLFROM PAGE 1 Another carpenter bee is seen in the ower of a wetland primrose willow or seed box, which has an open conguration which allows easy access to the center of the ower. The dierent strategies needed to extract food from dierent types of owers illustrates the dynamic interaction between owers and the rewards oered to potential pollinators. It also illustrates that this exotic plant provides considerable benets to native pollinators, despite being invasive in nutrient enriched waters. It also serves as a larval food source for banded sphinx moths. There are many dragonies around the wetlands, but the male scarlet skimmer is one of the most spectacular. This is an exotic species only recently arrived in South Florida, but it seems to thrive in disturbed habitats and have minimal adverse impacts on native dragonies.PHOTOS PROVIDEDOne of the most unusual crabs to be rarely seen in tidal areas of Lemon Creek is the mangrove root crab, a Caribbean resident that occasionally nds it way to our area. It feeds on mangrove leaves and I have seen it only in two locations locally: At Wildower and in lower areas of Oyster Creek. Perhaps it is starting to get a foothold in our area due to climate warming or some other changes in habitat characteristics. But this illustrates how species can gradually expand their ranges. Regarding tan lines: Rule #7 Â„ Tan lines should be cultivated and kept razor sharp. Under no circumstances should one be rolling up their sleeves or shorts in an effort to somehow diminish oneÂs tan lines. Sleeveless jerseys are under no circumstances to be employed. How many bicycles should you own? Rule #12 Â„ The correct number of bikes to own is n+1. While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner. What to do when a group of riders passes you and it might be fun to join them? Rule #19 Â„ Introduce yourself. If you deem it appropriate to join a group of riders who are not part of an open group ride and who are not your mates, it is customary and courteous to announce your presence. Introduce yourself and ask if you may join the group. If you have been passed by a group, wait for an invitation, introduce yourself, or let them go. The silent joiner is viewed as ill-mannered. If you have agreed to meet friends for a ride at a certain time then Rule #87 applies: The ride starts on time. No exceptions. The upside of always leaving on time is considerable. Others will be late exactly once. You demonstrate, not with words but with actions, your commitment. An anonymous author stated, ÂYou canÂt buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and thatÂs pretty close.ÂŽ Did you ride your bike today? Court Nederveld owns his own computer consulting and fixit service Â„ Bits, Bytes & Chips Computer Service Â„ and is an avid bicyclist. You can reach him adakeep@ hotmail.com or 941-626-3285.COURTFROM PAGE 1 you handle your gun, the more youÂre going to understand what makes this machine tick Â„ and thatÂs a good thing. Leading in the barrel can be a serous issue if you shooting unjacketed lead bullets Â„ especially if the bullets are Â“red at speeds more than 800 feet per second or are cast of soft lead. Once that lead is in the barrelÂs riÂ”ing lands, youÂll have fun getting it all back out. If you shoot lead, you probably need a Lewis lead remover. This tool, which comes as a kit from BrownellÂs, makes the removal of lead a whole lot easier. Just follow the instructions and use it with some ButchÂs bore paste. It will work wonders after youÂve already worn out several bore brushes. Another neat little tool that saves a lot of time cleaning and is great for those times when youÂve shot only a few rounds through the gun is called a bore snake. TheyÂre available for just about all calibers, and look just like the name implies. Take some solvent (like Hoppes No. 9) and wet the Â“rst part of the cloth ahead of the brushes with just enough solvent so you can feel it on your Â“ngers. Now go to the end of the bore snake and add some gun oil to the cloth Â„ again, just enough so you can feel it. Open the gunÂs action and pull the bore snake through from the chamber end of the barrel. First the solvent enters the barrel and softens up the crud, then the three brushes past through giving it a good scrubbing, the cloth wipes it clean, and Â“nally the end part puts a Â“ne coat of oil on the inside of the barrel. Presto Â„ clean gun. Now this is deÂ“nitely not the way to clean a gun that hasnÂt been cleaned in a long time, but a lot of times IÂll use it at the range before I leave if I ran just a few rounds through a gun. OK, what if you run 300 rounds through it? Or, worse, what if you havenÂt cleaned it for a long time? That takes a little longer to explain, and IÂm almost out of space. So weÂll come back to it next time. Until then, safe shooting. Billy Carl is an NRA-certiÂ“ed Â“rearms instructor and is available for individual instruction in Â“rearms safety and concealed carry classes. Contact him at 941-769-0767 or through J&J One Stop Gun Shop at 2324 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, or 941-979-5008.BILLYFROM PAGE 1 side wanted to stop and take pictures, but it was a race so I resisted. The race course was a good reminder of why itÂs important to run our bridges. There are hills in Brooksville. Not mountains, but long, gradual hills. On the trail, these hills come with fallen trees to jump over, and lots of roots to trip over. There was one particularly gorgeous spot where we ran between two vegetated ledges. I felt like I was running through a jungle. Actually, that spot required climbing up rocks and roots, so we mostly walked it. After 7 miles Â„ really it was 7.3 miles but whoÂs counting? Â„ the end of the loop dumped into the race staging area. A couple sips of water and we were back on our way for loop two Â„ this time in the dark. Everyone was required to have a headlamp or Â”ashlight. Prior to this race, I bought an 800-lumen Â”ashlight. Best investment ever! Runners with bright Â”ashlights made lots of friends on the course, because letÂs not forget all those fallen trees to jump over and roots to trip over. The course was well marked with glow sticks, so it would have been hard to get lost, but certainly not hard to face-plant. Which Debbie and I both did. Of course, we were in good company with all the other face-planters out there. I was disappointed the lightning bugs didnÂt make an appearance, but the frogs were certainly out in force. Although most of the trail was dry, there was one spot for about a tenth of a mile that was wet and muddy. This spot was about a half mile from the Â“nish line, but Debbie and I missed noting its location. So, for about 4 miles, at every bend weÂd say, ÂI think the mud is just around the corner.ÂŽ We crossed the Â“nish line in 2 hours and 45 minutes, and were promptly awarded a cup and moon pie for our efforts. Gotta love it! Looks like IÂll have to add Moon Over Croom to my annual race list. If nighttime running doesnÂt sound like your thing, there are many opportunities for daytime hiking, running and racing at Croom throughout the year. Betty Staugler is the Charlotte County extension agent for the Florida Sea Grant Program and an active runner. 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Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 10LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS PUNTA GORDA Â„ ItÂs an incredible force: The power of the wind is more often than not the variable that gets people involved with sailing. Imagine the quiet of being on the water, listening to the ripples as they move across the surface, finding yourself in a relaxed state, and then youÂre met with a formidable force. Students between the ages of 8-18 are getting an opportunity to learn about the sport that provides you with an adrenaline rush, said Mary Dorney, with Learn to Sail, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization based at the Bayfront Center at 750 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. The program is providing those who participate with a chance to embrace a discipline that will last them a lifetime. ÂYou can see it in the kidsÂ faces and by their reaction,ÂŽ said Julie Jackson, Learn to Sail. ÂItÂs their first time out on the water, and theyÂre exhilarated. When they came back into eat their lunch, theyÂd rather just skip their lunch and just go back out. TheyÂre focused and working together as a team. TheyÂre putting on sails, rigging the boats and they help one another.ÂŽ However, the love of the sport will develop from its nascent stages, flourishing into something larger with time, said Dorey. ÂItÂs not something that we can teach them, the joy of it,ÂŽ said Dorey. However, there are variables and elements that make sailing appealing to youth who become involved with the sport, said Dorey. ÂFor many kids, thatÂs the only thing that they have control over,ÂŽ said Dorey. ÂSomeone else is telling them when to eat, take a bath or get dressed. When they get on a sailboat by themselves, theyÂre in charge. It teaches them self-confidence. They become leaders. You can see the ones that are helping other children. ItÂs a big responsibility.ÂŽ The instructors who are involved with the Learn to Sail program place an emphasis on safety, said Dorey. The first day of the series starts with a safety video. The participants are given instruction on life jacket fit, and later try them on. Before a boat is put in the water, the weather forecast and the direction of wind are taken into consideration. ÂThey want the kids to be safe out there and to respect the environment,ÂŽ said Dorey. ÂThe classes are limited to 12 students, with most of the students being between 8 and 12.ÂŽ Learn to Sail would love to expand the program, by creating a platform. one that would allow them to teach adults on a routine basis. The class is held Monday through FridayÂs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through August 10. ÂThe kids always have 10 weeks of summer camp,ÂŽ said Dorey. ÂWe donÂt have a camp for adults. ThatÂs something that weÂll work on. We want to work on teaching kids to race. ItÂs one thing to go out and day sail, but itÂs another to race from point-to-point.ÂŽ The program has been beneficial to the areaÂs youth, providing them with an outlet they can build a strong foundation on, after their initial experience and exposure to the sport. Volunteers are a critical component in any organization, and Learn to Sail would like to get more adults involved in the program. ÂThereÂs a lot of sailors and sailboats in the community,ÂŽ said Jackson. ÂIt would be nice to have more support and volunteers, turn them into instructors and get some younger blood into the organization. We reach 120 kids every summer and that ripples out to a lot of changes in a lot of peoplesÂ lives. When they come and they teach, theyÂre really doing a lot for the community and the kidsÂ future. We would love to see more instructors and volunteers. They donÂt have to be proficient sailors to be part of the organization.ÂŽ The program has had to limit their classes to 12 students because of the lack of volunteers. An increase in numbers would provide depth and succor because of the physicality thatÂs involved with removing the boats from the racks, moving the vessels down the ramps and into the water, and repeating the process at the end of the day, said Dorey. ÂWe donÂt have enough people to put 15 boats in and pull 15 boats out every afternoon,ÂŽ said Dorey. Those participating in the Learn to Sail program leave with an indelible imprint, a memorable experience that they will carry with them throughout their lives. ÂThe kids get to see all of the effort it takes,ÂŽ said Jackson. ÂThe boats arenÂt just sitting out there for them waiting to go sailing. They see the responsibility (it takes), making sure the plugs are in, that everything is tied down and to rinse off the salt water. They see all of that. TheyÂre learning a lot from doing this. When they came in, we pulled their boats up. and theyÂre taking the mast up, brushing the boats and theyÂre pulling up the plugs. They knew exactly what to do, and thatÂs as an important of a lesson as as some of the lessons on the water.ÂŽ The evolution of the students taking part in the program, from their start on Monday to where they finish on Friday, is nothing short of amazing. The instructors marvel at how well the students adapt, said Dorey. ÂThey pick it up quick and they cheer for themselves,ÂŽ said Dorey. ÂThey all work together and then they say theyÂre great.ÂŽ The week starts with the students having to pass a swim test and take part in a capsize drill. ÂItÂs amazing, to (see them) right the boat and some of them really struggled,ÂŽ said Dorey. ÂSome of the kids are really light, 60 pounds, and theyÂre trying to get this boat right. They would get tired and another kid would jump in and help. By the end of the week, they capsized and the boats were right back up.ÂŽ There are scholarships available for students wishing to participate, said Dorey. For more information about the Learn to Sail program, call 941-9991102 or visit their website at learntosailswf.com.Program promotes sport of sailingBy BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITOR Claire Sunter riggs a sail as part of the Learn to Sail Inc. program at the Bayfront Center in Punta Gorda. SUN PHOTOS BY BEN BAUGH Brajilda Bejte is a junior instructor with the Learn to Sail Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-prot organization based in Punta Gorda. Brixton Nemec rinses water o the boat in preparation of going into Charlotte Harbor as part of the Learn to Sail program. Seidon Spooner has the opportunity to become better acquainted with Charlotte Harbor as part of the Learn to Sail Program. 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The News Wire Thursday, July 5, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER NO STOCKSThere are no stock listings in todayÂs paper due to the July 4 holiday. NEW YORK (AP) Â„ With backyard barbecues and Â“reworks, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their countryÂs 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday will also be marked with a sense of a United States divided for some Â„ evidenced by competing televised events in the nationÂs capital. From New York to California, July Fourth festivities will be at times lively and lighthearted, with MacyÂs July Fourth Â“reworks and NathanÂs Famous hot dog eating contest. The dayÂs events will also be stately and traditional, with parades lining streets across the country and the worldÂs oldest commissioned warship Â“ring a 21-gun salute to mark the 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For some Western states, however, the holiday will be a bit more muted as high wildÂ“re danger forces communities to cancel Â“reworks displays. Here are some highlights of WednesdayÂs festivities:OLDEST WARSHIPThe USS Constitution has sailed in Boston Harbor and Â“red its guns again to mark Independence Day. The worldÂs oldest commissioned warship still aÂ”oat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Wednesday morning. It glided through the harbor to mark 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The ship, nicknamed Old Ironsides, traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island to Â“re a 21-gun salute. The shipÂs commander saluted the crowds gathered there. A Navy sailor on board recited the Declaration of Independence during the cruise. A HISTORIC PARADECrowds lined the streets in a Rhode Island town to see whatÂs billed as the nationÂs oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration. Begun in 1785, the Bristol parade typically attracts about 100,000 people to the seaside town. This yearÂs was a scorcher: Temperatures hovered near 90 degrees when the parade began late Wednesday morning, and some marchers were treated for heat exhaustion and taken off the route.DUELING CELEBRATIONSThe countryÂs longest-running live national July Fourth television tradition is PBSÂ broadcast of music and Â“reworks from the U.S. CapitolÂs West Lawn. But itÂs facing new Americans celebrate July 4th with fireworks, parades, salutesNEW YORK Â„ Joey ÂJawsÂŽ Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the NathanÂs Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top womenÂs competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks and buns to take home the top prize for an unprecedented Â“fth consecutive year. ÂI found a vicious rhythm,ÂŽ the 34-yearold Chestnut said after the stufÂ“ng session. ÂI was feeling good today.ÂŽ But while Chestnut ate 10 more dogs and buns than second-place Â“nisher Carmen Cincotti, a judging error cast initial doubt over their totals after jurists didnÂt see the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates. ÂFrankly, the judging was just off,ÂŽ George Shea, the longtime Coney Island announcer, told The Associated Press. ÂJoey said, Âlook at my platesÂ and Carmen said Âlook at my plates.Â We counted the plates that they had eaten and it was 64 and 74.ÂŽ Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, certiÂ“ed the Â“nal tally and ChestnutÂs record of 74, two more than he consumed last year. ÂAt the end of the day, Joey Chestnut came in here and ate 74 hot dogs, broke a world record,ÂŽ said Cincotti, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday. ÂApparently they were good dogs.ÂŽÂJawsÂ sets record with 74 hot dogsBy REBECCA GIBIANASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) Â„ A woman protesting U.S. immigration policy climbed the Statue of LibertyÂs base and forced the monumentÂs evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statueÂs pedestal and had been arrested. About 100 feet aboveground, the climber engaged in a roughly four-hour standoff with police before two New York Police Department ofÂ“cers climbed up to the base and went over to her. With the dramatic scene unfolding on live television, she and the ofÂ“cers edged carefully around the rim of the statueÂs robes toward a ladder, and she climbed down about 25 feet to the monumentÂs observation point and was taken into custody. The woman had participated earlier in displaying a banner calling for abolishing the federal governmentÂs chief immigration enforcement agency, said Jay W. Walker, a member of Rise and Resist, which organized the demonstration. The group initially tweeted that the climber had Âno connectionÂŽ to the demonstration. Walker later said she was involved but others had no idea she would make the climb, which wasnÂt part of the planned protest. He said he didnÂt know her name. The climber ascended from the observation point, National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said. Visitors were forced to leave Liberty Island hours before its normal 6:15 p.m. closing time, he said. Earlier and farther below, at least six people were taken into custody after unfurling a banner that read ÂAbolish I.C.E.,ÂŽ Willis said. The message referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE ofÂ“cers arrest and deport immigrants who are in the United States illegally, among other duties.Protester scales Statue of LibertyÂs base, forces evacuation JULY 4TH | 3HOT DOGS | 3BERLIN Â„ Scientists say theyÂre several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. ItÂs the Â“rst time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endangered northern white rhino after the last male, called Sudan, died in March. They plan to harvest the egg cells of the two surviving female rhinos soon and use preserved sperm to produce ÂpureÂŽ northern white rhino embryos. Since the females, a mother and daughter called Najin and Fatu, are unable to bear offspring themselves, the embryos would be implanted in a southern white rhino surrogate. In order to increase the supply of eggs and preserve the northern white rhinoÂs genetic diversity, scientists are also working on a second method that would coax frozen skin cells from deceased animals into becoming egg cells, a procedure that has already succeeded in mice. Thomas Hildebrandt, of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, said researchers hope the Â“rst northern white rhino calf will be born in about three years. Saving the northern white rhino has become an international effort, with cooperation but also some rivalry among scientists and institutions around the world, including zoos in San Diego and Cincinnati. Some experts have criticized the effort however, saying it comes too late. ÂI have no doubt that its purely scientiÂ“c merit is laudable and it might have some application to endangered species conservation in the future,ÂŽ said Richard Kock, a conservationist at BritainÂs Royal Veterinary College who has worked extensively in Africa. ÂBut I am afraid it is very much Nero Â“ddling after Rome is burning with respect to (northern) white rhino.ÂŽ Kock and fellow conservationists warned against focusing only on the nor thern white rhino subspecies, noting that its southern cousin has come back from the brink of extinction and now numbers some 21,000 individuals. Instead, they suggested, work should focus on saving other endangered rhino species that can still be found in the wild. ÂAssisted reproductive technologies are very expensive and their success is far from guaranteed. Meanwhile, we donÂt have enough funding to conserve the other four rhino species, all of which are more threatened with extinction than the white rhino,ÂŽ said Bob Smith, director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, England. Hildebrandt insisted the effort is worthwhile. ÂThe northern white rhino didnÂt fail in evolution,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt failed because itÂs not bulletproof. It was slaughtered by criminals which went for the horn because the horn costs more than gold.ÂŽScientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-speciesBy FRANK JORDANSASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this March 2 photo, Keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, in the pen where she is kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. AP PHOTOJoey Chestnut eats two hot dogs at a time during the menÂs competition of the NathanÂs Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, in New YorkÂs Coney Island. Jeannie Dominguez holds her Chihuahua, Diamond, next to her 14-year-old granddaughter Natalee Dominguez during the Odessa JayceeÂs 69th Annual Independence Celebration Parade, Wednesday, in Odessa Texas. Top center: A young girl waves an American ag during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. A woman waits for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. AP PHOTOSSpectators cheer as confetti falls during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. Left: Maddie Scaletta waits for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. Right:A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty waves to the crowd while riding on a oat in the Fourth of July parade in Marietta, Ga., Wednesday.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTAn afternoon thunderstorm A stray evening t-stormHIGH 91 LOW 7555% chance of rain 40% chance of rainSun and clouds, a t-storm in the afternoon91 / 7550% chance of rain FRIDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7455% chance of rain SATURDAYPartly sunny and humid with a thunderstorm92 / 7555% chance of rain SUNDAYHumid; a morning shower, then a t-storm93 / 7650% chance of rain TUESDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon93 / 7640% chance of rain MONDAY 1 5 11 11 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 440-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV 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 VENICE84931011039793Air Quality Index readings as of WednesdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Wednesday Sebring through 2 p.m. Wednesday Venice through 2 p.m. Wednesday24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 0.10ÂŽ Month to date 0.49ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.21ÂŽ Year to date 27.02ÂŽ Normal year to date 22.17ÂŽ Record 1.02ÂŽ (1974) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 1.02ÂŽ Month to date 1.54ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.00ÂŽ Year to date 15.63ÂŽ Normal year to date 21.74ÂŽ Record 1.02ÂŽ (2004) High/Low 92/74 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 68 (1971) High/Low 90/72 High/Low 91/73 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 97 (1979) Record Low 69 (2008)Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday 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. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 0.49 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 27.02 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 Fri.Apalachicola 87 75 pc 88 75 t Bradenton 89 76 t 90 77 t Clearwater 89 77 t 88 77 t Coral Springs 91 79 c 91 75 sh Daytona Beach 87 74 sh 87 73 pc Fort Lauderdale 90 78 c 90 76 sh Fort Myers 92 74 t 91 73 t Gainesville 89 72 t 89 71 t Jacksonville 87 73 sh 89 72 pc Key Largo 89 81 c 89 77 pc Key West 90 83 t 90 83 pc Lakeland 89 73 t 89 72 t Melbourne 90 77 c 88 76 pc Miami 90 80 c 89 78 sh Naples 91 75 t 91 75 t Ocala 87 71 t 86 70 t Okeechobee 89 73 t 88 71 t Orlando 88 74 t 88 73 t Panama City 86 74 t 88 75 pc Pensacola 88 75 t 88 76 pc Pompano Beach 91 78 c 91 77 sh St. Augustine 85 74 sh 86 73 pc St. Petersburg 88 74 t 88 75 t Sarasota 89 72 t 90 76 t Tallahassee 88 73 t 89 72 t Tampa 89 76 t 89 78 t Vero Beach 89 74 pc 89 72 sh West Palm Beach 89 77 c 88 75 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 9:22a 3:03a 8:36p 3:27p Fri. 10:00a 3:44a 10:02p 4:49p Today 7:59a 1:19a 7:13p 1:43p Fri. 8:37a 2:00a 8:39p 3:05p Today 7:40a 12:07a 5:06p 12:53p Fri. 8:08a 12:45a 8:24p 2:17p Today 9:54a 3:32a 9:08p 3:56p Fri. 10:32a 4:13a 10:34p 5:18p Today 6:14a 12:22p 5:28p --Fri. 6:52a 12:39a 6:54p 1:44p SSE 4-8 0-1 Light SE 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 92/74 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 91/75 storms afternoon Sarasota 89/72 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Jul 6 New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Today 12:51 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Friday 1:26 a.m. 1:55 p.m. Today 6:39 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Friday 6:40 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 12:07p 5:56a ---6:18p Fri. 12:29a 6:41a 12:52p 7:04p Sat. 1:14a 7:25a 1:37p 7:49p Monterrey 91/68 Chihuahua 93/64 Los Angeles 89/70 Washington 90/78 New York 88/75 Miami 90/80 Atlanta 88/70 Detroit 90/65 Houston 90/74 Kansas City 90/72 Chicago 91/65 Minneapolis 84/64 El Paso 96/74 Denver 84/58 Billings 89/65 San Francisco 74/62 Seattle 85/60 Toronto 89/63 Montreal 92/69 Winnipeg 76/54 Ottawa 94/67 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: 07/5/18 Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Albuquerque 88 66 t 89 68 s Anchorage 70 56 c 73 57 pc Atlanta 88 70 t 88 70 t Baltimore 90 76 pc 84 65 t Billings 89 65 s 99 68 s Birmingham 90 72 t 89 72 t Boise 102 69 s 97 65 s Boston 91 75 pc 84 64 t Buffalo 86 65 t 76 57 s Burlington, VT 94 71 t 78 56 sh Charleston, WV 92 71 t 81 58 t Charlotte 90 70 t 89 67 t Chicago 91 65 t 79 58 s Cincinnati 93 71 t 81 58 t Cleveland 89 68 t 76 62 pc Columbia, SC 91 71 t 93 71 t Columbus, OH 91 69 t 81 58 pc Concord, NH 94 75 s 82 53 sh Dallas 96 77 pc 96 77 pc Denver 84 58 t 92 61 s Des Moines 84 67 t 85 64 s Detroit 90 65 t 80 58 pc Duluth 77 57 pc 79 59 s Fairbanks 73 52 c 78 56 s Fargo 80 57 s 84 69 s Hartford 91 76 pc 82 58 t Helena 92 61 s 96 64 s Honolulu 88 76 pc 88 76 r Houston 90 74 t 91 74 t Indianapolis 92 73 t 82 59 pc Jackson, MS 92 71 t 92 73 pc Kansas City 90 72 t 86 67 sh Knoxville 91 72 pc 83 69 t Las Vegas 107 86 s 111 92 s Los Angeles 89 70 pc 104 77 s Louisville 95 76 pc 85 63 t Memphis 95 76 t 92 73 t Milwaukee 86 61 t 75 58 s Minneapolis 84 64 c 84 65 s Montgomery 93 73 t 93 73 pc Nashville 96 76 pc 88 68 t New Orleans 89 77 t 88 77 t New York City 88 75 pc 83 65 t Norfolk, VA 89 77 t 92 74 t Oklahoma City 90 71 s 92 71 t Omaha 86 70 t 87 68 s Philadelphia 90 74 pc 83 67 t Phoenix 114 94 s 113 93 s Pittsburgh 87 68 t 80 55 pc Portland, ME 89 72 s 84 57 sh Portland, OR 88 62 pc 80 60 pc Providence 88 73 pc 82 62 t Raleigh 89 72 t 90 67 t Salt Lake City 99 75 s 102 77 s St. Louis 96 77 pc 87 62 pc San Antonio 91 75 t 93 74 t San Diego 80 69 pc 88 75 pc San Francisco 74 62 pc 76 59 pc Seattle 85 60 pc 76 58 pc Washington, DC 90 78 pc 87 69 t Amsterdam 73 59 pc 76 57 pc Baghdad 117 86 s 117 87 s Beijing 98 72 c 89 70 c Berlin 85 60 pc 78 55 pc Buenos Aires 54 46 c 56 49 r Cairo 101 77 s 100 77 s Calgary 77 56 s 88 58 pc Cancun 88 79 t 88 76 t Dublin 72 52 pc 73 55 pc Edmonton 78 53 s 84 54 s Halifax 78 61 c 71 56 c Kiev 78 61 pc 81 60 t London 82 63 pc 86 63 pc Madrid 86 62 s 91 65 s Mexico City 73 52 t 72 53 t Montreal 92 69 t 78 55 pc Ottawa 94 67 t 77 53 pc Paris 80 60 t 85 63 pc Regina 77 59 s 90 68 s Rio de Janeiro 83 70 s 81 69 s Rome 82 68 s 84 67 s St. JohnÂs 63 46 s 69 54 pc San Juan 88 79 pc 87 78 pc Sydney 74 61 s 77 49 s Tokyo 83 77 pc 81 74 r Toronto 89 63 t 78 57 pc Vancouver 76 59 pc 72 56 sh Winnipeg 76 54 s 83 66 sHigh ................... 100 at Needles, CALow ......... 27 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86The temperature on July 5, 1937, soared to 117 degrees at Medicine Lake, Mont., the hottest reading ever for Montana. Q: Why do you feel hotter when it is humid?A: There is less evaporation of perspiration; therefore, less cooling 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 91/75 90/73 91/73 91/74 91/73 89/73 90/72 90/72 90/73 89/76 89/76 90/78 90/76 92/74 91/73 91/75 91/74 91/74 91/74 90/73 90/73 90/73 91/72 88/74 91/73 88/77 90/76 89/75 91/73 90/75 89/75 89/72 89/72 89/77 89/78 91/75 91/75 91/75 MAE SAI, Thailand Â„ Some smiling, some dozing in foil blankets, the 12 boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were captured on videos released Wednesday as navy medics tended to their wounds and divers continued to prepare them for a possible swim to safety. The boys and their soccer coach were in good health, but ofÂ“cials said it was still too soon to attempt to extract them from more than a mile inside the cave. The boys were practicing wearing scuba masks and breathing, the Â“rst step in what could be an extremely challenging underwater swim accompanied by naval divers through the dark, narrow and partially Â”ooded passageways of the cave complex in ThailandÂs Chiang Rai province. None of the boys has experience with diving equipment, and only some are believed to know how to swim. But Thai media reported that a rope was being installed along the route to guide the evacuation. ÂWe have to be 100 percent sure,ÂŽ said the provincial governor, Narongsak Osatanakorn. Rescue divers might not evacuate all 13 at the same time, he said. One diver assisting in the rescue effort, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the boys would need to carry out a two-hour underwater dive to reach the caveÂs third chamber, where crews have established a command post stocked with food, oxygen and other equipment. From there it would be less difÂ“cult to make their way back out of the cave the way they entered, ofÂ“cials say. The boys were trapped while exploring the cave after soccer practice on June 23 when rains Â“lled the complex with water, blocking their exit. They were stuck for 10 days before rescuers found them Monday. The rescue effort was further complicated by heavy monsoon rains forecast for this weekend. Teams were using high-powered pumps to drain as much water as possible from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, perhaps lowering the water levels to the point where the group could Â”oat to safety, but further rains would stymie that effort. Authorities also said they had constructed a temporary dam to divert a stream that was Â”owing into the cave, raising the water level. The boys were being looked after by a rotating team of Thai navy SEALs and medics who were staying with them on a dry outcropping above a partially Â”ooded chamber of the six-mile-long cave. A Â“ber-optic line was being established so the children could talk to their relatives, many of whom have been holding vigil near the mouth of the cave, although they had not spoken to them yet. In a video shot Tuesday and released by the Royal Thai Navy on its Facebook page, a medic applies brown disinfectant to the wounded feet of one skinny boy, still wearing his soccer uniform. The diver holding the video camera then points the lens at another boy, who holds up two Â“ngers and smiles.Trapped Thai boys practice with diving masks, but itÂs too early to attempt evacuation AP PHOTOSRescuer carrying water pipe makes their way up at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped inside when heavy rains ooded the cave, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Wednesday.Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruptionGUATEMALA CITY Â„ Authorities in Guatemala have raised by more than 130 the number of people ofÂ“cially missing from last monthÂs deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The countryÂs disaster agency says in a statement that the new Â“gure is 332, up from 197 previously. It said Wednesday that the revision followed a review of nearly 200,000 records and verifying lists of people living in shelters. The Volcano of Fire is one of the regionÂs most active, located to the southwest of Guatemala City. Authorities have conÂ“rmed at least 113 deaths from the June 3 eruption, which sent superheated Â”ows raging through small villages. Eighty-Â“ve of those bodies have been identiÂ“ed.By SHASHANK BENGALI and GEORGE STYLLISLOS ANGELES TIMESTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Thai boy smiles as Thai Navy SEAL medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. AP PHOTOMamerto Vazquez searches for his family killed by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire at his home buried in volcanic ash in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala. Hurricane Fabio begins to weaken in the PacificMEXICO CITY Â„ Hurricane Fabio began to weaken Wednesday far off MexicoÂs Pacific Coast as it moved farther out to sea, posing no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph). It was centered about 790 miles (1,275 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kph). The forecasters said the storm was likely to weaken back to tropical storm force on Thursday and to become a remnant low-pressure system by the weekend. At one point, forecasters had thought Fabio might become a major hurricane.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN Â„ German Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions that an agreement to set up Âtransit centersÂŽ on the border with Austria, from which some asylum-seekers would be returned to other European countries, marks a turnaround in her migration policy. The agreement among MerkelÂs conservative bloc hinges on other countries taking back migrants theyÂve previously registered, as well on as the chancellorÂs center-left coalition partners. Merkel said people would be kept in the new centers for 48 hours at most. Merkel refused to close GermanyÂs borders as the migrant inÂ”ux peaked in 2015 but has since signiÂ“cantly toughened her stance. She backed a wider but later-aborted proposal for border facilities over two years ago. Asked by ARD television Wednesday whether she has now become a Âsealing-off chancellor,ÂŽ Merkel replied: ÂNo. A clear no.ÂŽGermanyÂs Merkel says migration deal is no about-turnTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEATHER / WORLD
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 ALMANACToday is Thursday, July 5 the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year. Today in history On July 5, 1947 Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the rst black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League. In the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, Doby, pinch-hitting for Bryan Stephens, struck out in his rst at-bat during the seventh inning; Chicago won 6-5. On this date In 1687 Isaac Newton rst published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy. In 1811 Venezuela became the rst South American country to declare independence from Spain. In 1865 the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency. In 1946 the bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashion show in Paris. In 1954, Elvis PresleyÂs rst commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was ÂThatÂs All Right.ÂŽ In 2011 a jury in Orlando, Florida, found Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Ten years ago: Venus Williams won her fth Wimbledon singles title, beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4 in the nal. Gas station owner Kent Couch ew a lawn chair rigged with helium-lled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert, landing in a eld in Cambridge, Idaho. Five years ago: Pope Francis cleared two of the 20th CenturyÂs most inuential popes to become saints in the Roman Catholic church, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII. Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed some three dozen people. One year ago: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two laws passed by Congress did not end the right to a bond hearing for unaccompanied immigrant children who are detained by federal authorities. TodayÂs birthdays Actress Katherine Helmond is 89. Actress Shirley Knight is 82. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 75. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 70. Rock star Huey Lewis is 68. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rich ÂGooseÂŽ Gossage is 67. Country musician Charles Ventre is 66. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 59. Actor John Marshall Jones is 56. Actor Dorien Wilson is 56. Actress Edie Falco is 55. Actress Jillian Armenante is 54. Actress Kathryn Erbe is 53. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is 50. Country musician Brent Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 49. Rapper RZA is 49. Rhythm and blues singer Joe is 45. Rock musician Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans) is 45. Actor Dale Godboldo is 43. Rapper Bizarre is 42. Rapper Royce da 5Â9ÂŽ is 41. Rock singer Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 38. Actor Ryan Hansen is 37. Country musician Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) is 36. Rock musician Nick OÂMalley (Arctic Monkeys) is 33. Actor Jason Dolley is 27. Bible verse ÂWherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.ÂŽ Â„ 1 Corinthians 10:12. It is true that our greatest enemy may be our own stubborn pride. ÂHumble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. DENVER Â„ Large wildÂ“res grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on Â“reworks to prevent new Â“res from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday reported more than 60 large, active blazes across the country, most in the drought-stricken West where holiday festivities could lead to increased Â“re danger. One of the largest recorded Â“res in Colorado history kept expanding, chewing through 147 square miles near Fort Garland, about 205 miles southwest of Denver. The Spring Fire has destroyed more than 100 homes, and ofÂ“cials said preventing the Â”ames from spreading toward the small mountain town of Cuchara is a priority. Nearly 1,000 Â“reÂ“ghters were working to gain control of the Â“re in unpredictable winds, but it was only slightly contained since sparking June 27. Some Â“reworks displays were scheduled to go on in Denver and other large cities, but several mountain communities called off their holiday festivities to avoid any risk of Â”ames. In the southwestern mountain town of Silverton, a Â“reworks display was canceled in favor of live music and a parade. Aspen ofÂ“cials planned a Â“re-proof display using drone lights in place of Â“reworks. Parts of Colorado and other Western states have been grappling with severe drought thatÂs made wildÂ“res explosive so far this season. Utah authorities ordered more residents to evacuate as a blaze grew to about 62 square miles near a popular Â“shing reservoir amid high wind gusts, steep terrain and dry conditions. It wasnÂt clear how many more people were told to Â”ee, but several hundred homes and cabins have been evacuated and the orders were extended to a 20-mile area dotted with trees and cabins. The Â“re roughly two hours southeast of Salt Lake City has destroyed about 30 structures. OfÂ“cials in Utah closed a portion of Strawberry Reservoir so planes could scoop water and drop it onto the Â”ames, but people could still boat and Â“sh on other parts of the water Wednesday. A nearby RV campground tucked among cliffs and canyons was closed, leaving those hoping to visit for July 4 to Â“nd another spot. Darren Lewis and his extended family planned to spend the Fourth of July at a cabin built nearly 50 years ago by his father and uncle. Instead, Lewis and his family will spend the holiday nervously waiting to hear if a half-century of family memories go up in smoke. OfÂ“cials believe the Â“re was human-caused, but they are still investigating how it started Sunday. In Northern California, ofÂ“cials reported some progress against a wildÂ“re threatening hundreds of buildings but cautioned that wind and dry conditions could keep fueling the Â”ames. AMESBURY, England (AP) Â„ For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in EnglandÂs Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police conÂ“rmed late Wednesday. The countryÂs chief counterterrorism police ofÂ“cer said tests at BritainÂs defense laboratory had conÂ“rmed what many residents feared Â„ a man and woman in their 40s had been poisoned with the same toxin that almost killed a former Russian spy and his daughter. ÂWe can conÂ“rm that the man and woman have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, which has been identiÂ“ed as the same nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal,ÂŽ said Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of LondonÂs Metropolitan Police. Local police declared the case a Âmajor incidentÂŽ Wednesday, four days after the man and woman were found collapsed at a residential building in Amesbury, eight miles from Salisbury, where the Skripals were poisoned. Basu said it was not clear whether there was a link between the two cases, and whether the nerve agent came from the same batch that left the Skripals Â“ghting for their lives. ÂThe possibility that these two investigations might be linked is clearly a line of enquiry for us,ÂŽ he said, amid speculation that the victims could have been sickened by residue from the poison used on the Skripals. Basu said it was unclear whether the two were targeted, but there was Ânothing in their background to suggest that at all.ÂŽ Residents of the area felt a grim sense of deja vu. Four months after their quiet corner of England was plunged into a Cold War-style saga of spies, chemical weapons and international tensions, they wondered whether it was happening all over again. Britain accuses Russia of attacking the Skripals; Russia denies it. ÂWith the Russian attack happening not long ago, we just assumed the worst,ÂŽ said student Chloe Edwards, who said police and Â“re engines descended on a quiet street of newly built homes in Amesbury on Saturday evening. Edwards said she saw people in green suits Â„ like those worn by forensics ofÂ“cers Â„ and her family was told to stay indoors for several hours. Police said ofÂ“cers were initially called Saturday morning about a collapsed woman, then were summoned back in the evening after a man fell ill at the same property. Police at Â“rst thought the two, identiÂ“ed by friends as 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, had taken a contaminated batch of heroin or crack. Initially, the investigation was led by local police, but Basu said counterterrorism detectives were taking charge after the substance was identiÂ“ed as Novichok. He said 100 ofÂ“cers had been assigned to the case.Wildfires keep growing in West AP PHOTOHot Shot crews from Mendocino use backres to help contain the County Fire along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, California, on Tuesday. Police: 2 more exposed to same nerve agent that sickened spyBy KATHLEEN FOODYASSOCIATED PRESSBy MATT DUNHAM and JILL LAWLESSASSOCIATED PRESSFROM PAGE ONEA total of $40,000 in prize money was up for grabs, with the Â“rst-place winners taking home $10,000 each. Sudo fell short of the 41 hot dogs she consumed last year, but easily beat out second-place Â“nisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. Thousands of attendees, many donning mustard-colored hot dog caps, braved 83-degree temperatures and a heat index of 91 degrees to witness the annual July Fourth competition on the Coney Island boardwalk. The outlandish tradition dates to 1972, though the company has long promoted what a former president acknowledged was a legendary start date of 1916. Fan Martha Pleasant, 41, of Franklin, New Jersey, said she was attending the competitive eating competition to support her husband Dwight, who Âloves wieners.ÂŽHOT DOGSFROM PAGE 1 Master of Ceremony George Shea, top center, announces that reigning champion Joey Chestnut, bottom center, is winning the menÂs competition of the NathanÂs Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in the nal seconds of the competition, Wednesday. counterprogramming this year from the White House, which is hosting its own concert and view of the National Park ServiceÂs fireworks show. PBSÂ ÂA Capitol FourthÂŽ has the bigger stars, including The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Pentatonix, Chita Rivera, Luke Combs and The Temptations. It will be hosted by John Stamos. The entertainers on the 90-minute White House event airing on the Hallmark Channel include singer-songwriter Sara Evans, pianist Lola Astanova and two former ÂAmerican IdolÂŽ Â“nalists. Both shows will include the Â“reworks display from the National Park Service. First lady Melania Trump said the White House show would allow Americans to Âtune in from their homes and be part of the festivities.ÂŽ PBS declined to comment.LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT SKIESIn New York, the MacyÂs fireworks show over the East River promises 25 minutes of sparkle and ahhhh plus the West Point Band and entertainers including Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and Keith Urban on NBCÂs broadcast. But some places in the American West have canceled their planned July Fourth fireworks because of high wildfire danger, and others are doing drone light displays instead of pyrotechnics. In Colorado, the wildfire danger forced some communities to cancel their fireworks. However, other shows will still go as planned in Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. The small mountain town of Silverton, in southwestern Colorado, called off the fireworks part of its annual Independence Day party, but the rest of WednesdayÂs celebration is still on, including live music a water fight with firefighters. Aspen will have a fire-proof drone light display above town.NEW AMERICANSThis was the Â“rst Fourth of July that many people were able to call themselves U.S. citizens after participating in naturalization ceremonies across the country. In New Hampshire, more than 100 people from 48 countries became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at the Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth as part of the museumÂs annual American Celebration. A ceremony also was held aboard the USS New Jersey, where dozens of people from countries including Vietnam and Bangladesh were sworn in. The new citizens pledged allegiance to a country where some people lament that the ability to debate respectfully the toughest issues of the day seems hopelessly lost. Several people were arrested Wednesday after hanging a banner from the Statue of LibertyÂs pedestal that called for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.LGBTQ PARADEUtah LGBTQ groups marched for the Â“rst time in a prominent July Fourth festival in the conservative city of Provo after years of organizers blocking them from participating. The groups were met by cheers and rainbow Â”ags as they marched Wednesday morning in the AmericaÂs Freedom Festival parade. Participants included a center for LGBTQ youth and an organization that works to bridge divides between the LGBTQ community and the Mormon church. The groupsÂ parade application was initially denied this year by festival organizers who said participants cannot focus on political or social issues but should instead focus on patriotism. County ofÂ“cials threatened to pull $100,000 in taxpayer money from the privately organized event until festival organizers struck a deal allowing the groups to participate.JULY 4THFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOOlivier Duverneau holds an American ag after becoming a citizen during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS New Jersey, Wednesday, in Camden, N.J. AP PHOTO
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. Â„ It can start with a couple of trafÂ“c tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, Â“nes and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road indeÂ“nitely. More than 40 states allow the suspension of driverÂs licenses for people with unpaid criminal or trafÂ“c court debt. But now, advocates across the country are pushing to change that, arguing that such laws are unconstitutional because they unfairly punish poor people and violate due process by not giving drivers notice or an opportunity to show they cannot afford to pay the fees. Lawsuits have been Â“led in at least Â“ve states over the past two years. ÂItÂs not that I donÂt want to take care of what I owe. I really wish I could,ÂŽ said Brianna Morgan, a single mother from Petersburg, Virginia, who hasnÂt had a license in three years because she owes more than $400 in trafÂ“c Â“nes and court costs from trafÂ“c violations and a disorderly conduct citation. ÂI really donÂt have a way to pay it,ÂŽ said Morgan, who supports herself and her three children on a monthly disability check. Advocates had a victory this week in Tennessee, where a federal judge ruled that a law that allows the state to revoke the licenses of low-income people with unpaid court debt from past criminal convictions is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger called the law Âpowerfully counterproductiveÂŽ and ordered Tennessee to stop revoking licenses and to reinstate the licenses of people who had theirs revoked due solely to nonpayment of court fees. ÂIf a person has no resources to pay a debt, he cannot be threatened or cajoled into paying it; he may, however, become able to pay it in the future. But taking his driverÂs license away sabotages that prospect,ÂŽ Trauger wrote in her ruling Monday. In Virginia, nearly a million people currently have suspended driverÂs licenses at least in part because of unpaid court debt, according to the Legal Aid Justice Center, a nonproÂ“t that is challenging the practice in a federal lawsuit. A judge dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds, but in a ruling in May, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the case new life, sending it back to the lower court to allow the plaintiffs to revise the lawsuit. Millions of drivers nationwide have lost licenses because of such laws. In a study released in September, the justice center estimated that 4.2 million people then had suspended or revoked licenses for unpaid court debt in Â“ve states alone: Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. Lawsuits are pending in North Carolina, Montana and Michigan, in addition to Virginia and Tennessee. In California, legislation enacted last year prohibits state courts from suspending driverÂs licenses simply because of unpaid trafÂ“c Â“nes. But supporters of the laws say people who violate trafÂ“c laws must be held accountable. Virginia Republican state Sen. Bill Carrico said the threat of losing a license can provide incentive to pay Â“nes. ÂIf we donÂt suspend driverÂs licenses, then people will say, ÂIÂm not going to pay the Â“ne,ÂÂŽ Carrico said. ÂThatÂs a slippery slope.ÂŽDrivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt Renewable energy push in sunny Arizona draws political fight NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATE2 dead after tree branch falls on crowd at fireworks show Florida man dies while Kayaking in Utah river Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky Rand Paul says he still has trouble breathing since attackROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) Â„ Authorities say two people have died after a tree branch fell on spectators during a Â“reworks display in western Illinois. The Rock Island County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce says the branch fell from a large oak tree outside the county courthouse in Rock Island around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. Dozens were sitting near the tree watching the Â“reworks when the branch fell about 25 feet and crushed some of the spectators. Some of those who werenÂt hurt tried to lift the branch to free the people trapped beneath. Five other people were injured. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Â„ Authorities say a 50-year-old Florida man died in UtahÂs Provo River after getting caught in the current under a railroad bridge. KUTV-TV reports the man was kayaking with family Tuesday afternoon on the river northeast of the city of Provo. Wasatch County Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says the man was wearing a lifejacket, but the waterÂs strength trapped him under a truss of the bridge. Rescue teams from North Fork Fire and Wasatch County were in the water for about an hour before they were able recover the body. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Â„ The rest of a whiskey storage warehouse has collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the structure came crashing down. Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding s aid the r emainder of the massive structure collapsed Wednesday afternoon at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown. He said no injuries were reported in either collapse. Spalding s aid the scene looks like Âa mountain of bourbon barrels.ÂŽ He said state and federal ofÂ“cials are on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Â„ U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he still has trouble breathing since he was tackled in his yard eight months ago by a neighbor. His attacker was given a 30-day sentence, a punishment the Republican lawmaker thinks should have been harsher. Paul told his hometown newspaper, the Bowling Green Daily News, that too often people Âseem to think violence is the answer,ÂŽ and one way to stop the trend is with punishments that Â“t the crimes. His neighbor, Rene Boucher, pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced last month. Federal prosecutors who sought a 21-month prison sentence are appealing the 30-day sentence. Paul has Â“led a civil lawsuit against Boucher asking for medical costs and attorney fees relating to the incident. PHOENIX (AP) Â„ ArizonaÂs largest utility is Â“ercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political Â“ght over a measure funded by a California billionaire. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona aims to ask voters whether they want the state Constitution to require half of ArizonaÂs electricity come from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030. The group plans to Â“le more than 225,000 signatures Thursday get the question on the November ballot. Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer is Â“nancing the initiative through his NextGen Climate Action group, which supported similar efforts in Nevada and Michigan. But only the Arizona measure spawned a political battle, with the Republican-controlled Legislature passing a rule to help insulate utilities and the parent company of the stateÂs largest electricity provider bankrolling opposition messaging. Steyer, known for climate advocacy as well as his push to impeach President Donald Trump, says heÂs backing the proposal because of the beneÂ“ts it will bring to Arizona. ÂIt actually will lead to lower costs and save a lot of money for consumers,ÂŽ Steyer said. ÂIt leads to clean air and a lot better health outcomes for Arizonans, and it should create literally tens of thousands of jobs in the state of Arizona. So itÂs hard to understand why these people are Â“ghting it.ÂŽ Supporters of the initiative say Arizona hasnÂt taken advantage of its role as the sunniest state in the nation to develop more solar energy, saying it derives just 6 percent of its energy from solar. Arizona Public Service Co. says the proposed constitutional amendment will cause customersÂ utility rates to skyrocket and harm reliability. Its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., funneled $1.18 million to Arizonans for Affordable Energy to oppose the initiative in the Â“rst three months of the year. Multiple chambers of commerce, Tucson Electric Power and Chicanos Por La Causa also oppose it. ÂEveryone supports renewable energy,ÂŽ said Matthew Benson, spokesman for the utility-funded opposition initiative. ÂThe question is whether we are going to have an Arizona plan that is created and implemented by Arizona leaders and ofÂ“cials, or whether weÂre going to have a plan crammed down our throats by a political activist from California.ÂŽ Campaign Â“nance records show SteyerÂs group gave $750,000 in cash and more than $200,000 in goods and services to the renewable energy campaign. Opponents have used the #StopSteyer hashtag in the run-up to ThursdayÂs deadline for petition signatures. Legislative Republicans also cast him as an Âout-of-state billionaireÂŽ when they passed a law that limits the cost of not complying with renewable energy mandates. Steyer disagrees that heÂs dictating policy. The National Resources Defense Council, Mi Familia Vota, and various in-state health and climate groups have endorsed the initiative as a way to bring more renewable energy to Arizona. ÂWhen concentrated corporate interests put themselves and their bottom line ahead of the people, I donÂt like that,ÂŽ Steyer said. ÂAnd thatÂs what I suspect is happening here. And I think the people of Arizona should be asked what they think, and thatÂs what weÂre trying to enable.ÂŽ Arizona is one of three states where the billionaireÂs NextGen Climate Action group pushed ballot initiatives for higher renewable energy standards. By DENISE LAVOIEAP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER SunPass starts getting back up to speed(News Service of Florida) Â„ SunPass toll transactions are starting to be processed, 22 days after a $287 million upgrade to the system was expected to be completed. The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday thanked customers for their patience as the SunPass Centralized Customer Service System gradually 300 tortoises, hatchlings, fish killed in barn fireSOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) Â„ The owner of a South Florida ranch says some 300 exotic animals have died in a Â“re. Blake Kaldrimoglu tells WSVN that some 200 turtle hatchlings died in the Tuesday afternoon blaze that also killed Â“sh and rare tortoises. BlakeÂs Exotic Animal Ranch is in Southwest Ranches, which is west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. Fire crews from Southwest Ranches and nearby Davie put out the Â“re. Investigators said lightning may have struck the barn. They said the barn was completely made of wood. The television station reports Kaldrimoglu runs a YouTube channel where he documented life at the barn. AP PHOTOThis aerial image provided by WSVN shows reghters battling ames at BlakeÂs Exotic Animal Ranch is in Southwest Ranches, Fla., on Tuesday. The owner of the ranch says some 300 exotic animals have died from the re. Blake Kaldrimoglu tells WSVN that some 200 turtle hatchlings died in the blaze that also killed sh and rare tortoises. Fire crews from Southwest Ranches and nearby Davie put out the re. posts tens of millions of transactions in the order they were made since the upgrades began on June 6. ÂLate fees and penalties will not be imposed until the system is operating fully and providing the beneÂ“ts and ease of access that SunPass customers deserve and expect,ÂŽ Department of Transportation spokesman Ed Seifert said in a prepared statement. The work to consolidate electronic tolling authorities into a single billing system was expected to be completed on June 11. The state had warned the 6.5 million SunPass customers to ensure their pre-paid transponders had enough money on hand to cover collection once the upgrade was completed. But the conversion took longer than anticipated, with one state ofÂ“cial last week pointing to Âunexpected challenges.ÂŽ The state agency said Tuesday that 4 million transactions had been processed. The system handles 4 million transactions a day, according to the state. Siefert reiterated Tuesday that the state intends to hold the vendor, Conduent, accountable for the delays. No penalties have been announced. As part of the conversion, SunPass Plus parking has been expanded from Orlando International Airport to include Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport and Tampa International Airport. into a nearby waterway. Louisiana-based spirits company Sazerac, the distillerÂs owner, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. After the initial collapse last month, the company said the damaged warehouse held about 18,000 barrels. It had said up to half the barrels inside were affected by the Â“rst collapse.3 officers injured, gunman fatally shot in Illinois standoffSOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (AP) Â„ Police fatally shot a suburban Chicago man early Wednesday after he opened Â“re on ofÂ“cers, wounding three, during an overnight standoff. South Elgin Police Sgt. Mike Doty says 52-year-old Frank Dripps immediately Â“red a shotgun at ofÂ“cers as they responded to a call of shots Â“red at the condominium building about 40 miles northwest of Chicago late Tuesday. Doty says three ofÂ“cers were hit by gunÂ“re and described their injuries as not life threatening. He said ofÂ“cers didnÂt return Â“re. About a dozen area police departments and two SWAT teams responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the building, while nearby residents were evacuated from their homes, Doty said. He said Dripps barricaded himself inside a stairwell and was yelling vulgarities at police, saying Âhe would shoot ofÂ“cers if they came at him.ÂŽ Dripps had a riÂ”e with a scope in addition to the shotgun, and raised the weapons to his shoulder Âoff and onÂŽ during the four-hour standoff. He Â“red again around 2:30 a.m. and was shot by an ofÂ“cer, Doty said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Dripps and his wife began renting the condo in the building a few months ago, the son of the condoÂs owner said. Matthew Horne told The (Elgin) Courier that Dripps asked residents of the building to take care of his wife before the standoff began. AP PHOTOWhiskey barrels are piled in a heap Wednesday, after the rest of the Barton 1792 Distillery, a whiskey storage warehouse, collapsed in Bardstown, Kentucky. Bank restores stolen funds to oldest living WWII veteranDALLAS (Dallas Morning News) Â„ Bank of America has restored funds stolen from 112-year-old veteran Richard OvertonÂs account, his family said. Overton, a World War II veteran who lives in Austin, learned his bank account had been drained Friday, his third cousin Volma Overton said. Volma Overton said the family was shocked when the bank called and asked them to come in and sign for the restored funds. A Bank of America spokeswoman conÂ“rmed Wednesday that the bank was investigating the issue and had credited OvertonÂs account. Austin police were also investigating, along with federal authorities. Money wasnÂt the only thing stolen from Richard Overton, his cousin said. His identity was taken, too. ÂSomeone set up a bogus account, got his Social Security number and accessed his personal checking account,ÂŽ Volma Overton said. His bank account wasnÂt tied to his GoFundMe account, which funds his in-home care. The campaign has raised more than $430,000 since it launched in December 2016. Overton requires 24-hour care and four caretakers.NATIONAL NEWS
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger YesterdayÂs Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old woman with a long medical history of anxiety. In 2007, my doctor prescribed me clonazepam 0.5 mg to take as needed for anxiety attacks and OCD, from which I constantly suer. I have been o and on this medication until now. From late October 2017 to January 2018, I went o it for a while. Then I began having greater anxiety, so my doctor instructed me to go back on it. I have been taking it every day and now am physically dependent on it. I tried going "cold turkey," but it was awful. So I tried slowly tapering. I take one half-tablet in the morning at breakfast. My heart is constantly pounding, and I am having much diculty getting o this med. My doctor then told me that I could stay on it for the rest of my life. Is this what I should do? I have constant anxiety, along with mental illness. Clonazepam does help me to a degree, but I have read that it is not a drug to consider staying on long term. When it wears o, I get a pounding heart and some nausea, crying spells, the shakes and mild memory loss. I had a bad experience on Prozac many years ago, and I am afraid to take antidepressants. I have an appointment coming up with the doctor who originally prescribed this to me. Will I die if I taper down and go into withdrawal? Should I stay on this med for the rest of my life? I do not have a psychiatrist, but would like to see one for my OCD issues. I have mainly contamination OCD. Â„ G.B. ANSWER: I don't think clonazepam is a good long-term treatment for most people with anxiety of the severity you are describing, and I don't think it is working well for you. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is much discussed in television and movies, but not always accurately. As its name implies, it consists of obsessions (recurrent, persistent thoughts, such as of contamination, which you mentioned) and compulsions (repetitive rituals or behaviors that HAVE to be performed due to the obsessions): One common example is hand washing to prevent or relieve the thoughts of contamination. Many normal people have both obsessions and compulsions, but to rise to the level of a disorder, they must be very time-consuming (over an hour a day) or cause signicant distress or impairment in functioning. People can have a high degree of insight into their condition (as you seem to) or little to no insight. The combination of OCD and anxiety disorder is common, but nonetheless treatment requires familiarity with both conditions and expertise with medications. Most family doctors and internists lack sucient expertise to take care of this condition optimally (this includes me). You absolutely should have a psychiatrist helping prescribe medications, and you may benet from talk therapy as well. Clonazepam is a good medication when used judiciously. Withdrawal symptoms can be mild or severe, but death would be most unlikely. Nonetheless, medicines like clonazepam are generally not eective in treating OCD. READERS: The booklet on thyroid gland problems explains this and other common thyroid illnesses. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 401 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.DEAR ABBY: I have never been married. I've been perceived as a "playboy" for many years now. I don't mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with owers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), the urge takes over. I was never considered "hot" until I turned 50 and decided to get in shape. I had a hair transplant, a neck lift and lost 25 pounds. Shouldn't I continue to enjoy this? I'm really loving it. But I worry about the comments about my age. I look about 38. Â„ Max In The Midwest DEAR MAX: If you are wooing adult women with owers and candy, that's the traditional way of going about it. However, if you are using alcohol, pot and Quaaludes to render them so dizzy they can't refuse your advances, it is considered rape Â„ a prosecutable oense no matter how good you look for your age. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are pregnant, and we are arguing over the gender of the baby. I won't care if it's a boy or a girl, but he is adamant that he wants a boy. He has even gone so far as to say that he will be disappointed if it isn't. We nd out the gender this month, and I'm not sure how to prepare or if we should even nd out. Help! Â„ Disappointed In Ohio DEAR DISAPPOINTED: Many men fantasize about having a son, a "mini-me" to teach sports to, just as many women dream of having a daughter and what her rst prom will be like or helping her to plan her wedding. When most couples have a baby, the rst thing they do is thank God the baby is born healthy. Little girls have been known to wrap their daddies around their little ngers before they are old enough to walk. The same is true for baby boys and their mothers. Please do not take your husband's spouting o so seriously; it will pass. Dear Readers: CELERY is a delicious, light and crisp vegetable. Perfectly boat-shaped to hold peanut butter, cream cheese or cottage cheese for a snack, it's also a staple of stir-fry, salads and soups, and makes a perfect palate cleanser for chicken wings, and, of course, a garnish for a bloody mary. Related to parsley, celery will stay fresh in a plastic bag for a week in the refrigerator. Wash the stalk to remove dirt, and cut o the leaves and whitish root. A serving of celery (two stalks) has a mere 15 calories, no fat and about 2 grams of ber. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: Since cellphones have to be unlocked, having emergency info stored there might not be of much help if something happened. I taped onto the back of my phone a note that says, "In an emergency or if found call: xxx.xxx.xxxx." Â„ Jacqueline H., via emailClonazepam not the best treatment for anxiety and OCD Late bloomer worries he is being labeled a playboy Celebrating crispy celeryHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby
Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). YouÂll be asked to work on a job that you donÂt know the rst thing about. Maybe youÂll have to blu a little just to get things rolling, but donÂt pretend to know everything. Stay receptive. Ask questions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If productivity is your only goal, you might miss out on the real pleasures of this day. The goal of being present without requiring any particular product of the moment will result in beautiful times. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). DonÂt think you can do it? Then you must try. No... do better than try. Make a mission of it. Taking on extraordinary challenges will make you brave, strong and better in all the ways that count. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Tell them too much and theyÂll recoil. But tell them a little less than they really want to know and youÂll have them leaning forward in their attempt to sate the appetite youÂve whetted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A situation will heat up, causing you to go into hyperobservant mode. The more details you can notice, the better youÂll be able to take advantage of the opportunities here. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Worrying does have a benet. It causes you to be aware of possibilities and choose your course carefully. But donÂt agonize over heavy stu. YouÂre supposed to climb the mountain, not carry it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Heartache isnÂt a problem to solve; itÂs a healing process. Relax and accept the feelings youÂve been running from. When your heart is peaceful, you move better, feel healthier and have more vitality to work with. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People decide one anotherÂs value based on how much benet the other person brings or could bring to them, which is totally subjective. Decide your own value, because any assessment others make will be wrong. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). On days like today, youÂre better o not calling it a success, a failure, or even a wash. All that matters is having the courage to continue, and you have that abundantly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As serious as you are about work, you may choose to socialize instead of hunker down. ThereÂs much to learn from others, and you wonÂt be sorry if you put companionship over business, but thatÂs just for today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Time and attention are not renewable resources. The moments and focus you give to other people matter, maybe more than anything else. You value what you give, and appreciate the value of what others give. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because youÂre an old soul doesnÂt mean you canÂt be naive, silly and surprised by fresh life. Today youÂll be wise and awoken. YouÂve seen it before and yet experience it as brand new. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (July 5). YouÂll love the swirling dance of this solar return, but this is more than a whirlwind of activity. ThereÂs a real purpose to accomplish here. It used to be about getting your goal, but now itÂs so much more. There are many who will work and live better when you get what you want. You canÂt let them down, and you wonÂt. Taurus and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 30, 25, 8 and 39. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau
The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 BEIRUT Â„ The Islamic State group says the son of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed Â“ghting Syrian government forces. The announcement of the death of the al-BaghdadiÂs young son appeared on the groupÂs social media accounts late Tuesday. It included a picture of a young boy carrying a riÂ”e and identiÂ“ed him as Huthaifa al-Badri. The statement, dated this month, said he was an elite Â“ghter, known as an Âinghimasi,ÂŽ who was killed while Â“ghting Syrian and Russian troops at a power station in the central Homs province. It did not specify when he was killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said the most recent IS operations in the area were in the Â“rst two weeks of June. Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions but is widely believed to still be alive. Little is known about al-BaghdadiÂs family, but a woman and a child who were said to be his wife and daughter were detained in Lebanon in 2014. IS has been driven from nearly all the territory it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, though it still maintains a presence in the Syrian desert and remote areas along the Syria-Iraq border.Islamic State says leaderÂs son killed in Syria AP PHOTOThis undated image posted by media outlets of the Islamic State militant group, shows Huthaifa al-Badri, son of the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Activists protest planned West Bank demolition JERUSALEM Â„ Israeli police scufÂ”ed with activists protesting the planned demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank on Wednesday amid international opposition to the razing of the site. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 11 people were arrested in the ÂdisturbanceÂŽ including several for throwing stones at ofÂ“cers in Khan al-Ahmar. He said three ofÂ“cers were injured, including one evacuated to a hospital for treatment. Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian legislator, said four protesters were injured. ÂThis is a vicious, barbaric attack on peaceful demonstrators and they are trying to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar,ÂŽ he said. Israel says the structures that make up the Khan al-Ahmar encampment of corrugated shacks and tents were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. Police could be seen dragging a handcuffed woman and pushing a Bedouin man. A construction vehicle Â”attened earth near the site. The Bedouin village outside the Kfar Adumim settlement, is set to be demolished at an unknown date after IsraelÂs Supreme Court approved the move in May. Israel agreed to resettle the residents in an area some 7 miles away. Israel captured the territory in the 1967 Mideast war. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get a building permit from Israel and that the villageÂs demolition and the removal of its 180 or so residents is a ploy to clear the way for new Israeli settlements. The village is located in the 60 percent of the West Bank known as Area C, which remains under exclusive Israeli control and is home to dozens of Israeli settlements. Israel places severe restrictions on Palestinian development there and home demolitions are not unusual. As part of interim peace deals in the 1990s, the West Bank was carved up into autonomous and semi-autonomous Palestinian areas, known as Areas A and B, and Area C, which is home to some 400,000 Israeli settlers. The Palestinians say that Area C, home to an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Palestinians, is crucial to the economic development of their future state. The U.N.Âs main human rights body on Tuesday called on Israel to abandon the demolition plans. The French Foreign Ministry condemned the looming demolition saying it undermines Âthe viability of a two state solutionÂŽ to the conÂ”ict.By SARAH EL DEEBASSOCIATED PRESSTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS TIRANA, Albania Â„ Hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks sitting under AlbaniaÂs barely explored coastline are in danger of falling prey to looters or treasure hunters if not properly protected, researchers and archaeologists warn. James Goold, chairman of the Floridabased RPM Nautical Foundation, said the objects Â„ dating from the 8th century B.C. through to World War II Â„ would be a great tourist attraction if properly displayed in a museum. GooldÂs RPM has mapped out the Ionian seabed from the Greek border all along to the Vlora Bay, finding at least 22 shipwrecks from the ancient times to World War II and hundreds of ancient amphorae. Those long, narrow terracotta vessels carried olive oil and wine along trade routes between North Africa and the Roman Empire, where Albania, then Illyria, was a crossroad. ÂThe time has come to build a museum for Albanian and foreign tourists,ÂŽ said Albanian archaeologist Neritan Ceka. Some amphorae may have already been looted Â„ they are not infrequently seen decorating restaurants along the Albanian coastline. Albania is trying to protect and capitalize on its rich underwater heritage, long neglected by its former communist regime, but preservation still receives scarce funding from the government in one of EuropeÂs poorest nations. The arrival of RPMÂs Hercules research vessel 11 years ago was Âa real revolution,ÂŽ Ceka said, praising its professional divers, high-tech sonar and remotely operated underwater vehicle. RPM and a joint Albanian-Italian expedition are the only scientific underwater efforts in Albania so far, both with the governmentÂs approval. Now RPM believes itÂs time for the notfor-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology research organization, which is based in Texas, U.S., to explore the possibilities of excavating shipwrecks, a financially expensive and scientifically delicate process. ÂThereÂs a special environment in Albania, because the coast has been so protected for so many years,ÂŽ said INAÂs David Ruff, a former commander of a nuclear-powered submarine. Ruff said Âone of the real gems of Albania is the Butrint siteÂŽ Â„ a UNESCO-protected ancient Greek and Roman site in southernmost Albania close to the Greek border. He said INAÂs Virazon II research vessel will stay for a month in Albanian waters Âto understand the coast of Albania and if we can run a large-scale excavation here.ÂŽArchaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritageBy LLAZAR SEMINIASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSPalestinians surround a bulldozer in Khan al-Ahmar. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get building permits, and that the residents are being removed to clear the way for Jewish settlements. Israel says the structures were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. AP FILE PHOTOSMarine life grows on ancient North African amphorae at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck o the coast of Albania. On the seabed o the rugged shores of Albania, one of the worldÂs least explored underwater coastlines, lies a wealth of treasures, and resear chers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display the artefacts. Maritime ecologist Derek Smith of the RPM Nautical Foundation, back left, takes measurements on sedimentation at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck o the coast of Albania.ISLAMABAD Â„ A top diplomat from President Donald TrumpÂs administration met with the Pakistani army chief to discuss how to ensure peace in Afghanistan following a recent cease-Â“re between the Taliban and Kabul, ofÂ“cials said Wednesday. Alice Wells, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, met with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa. Pakistan is believed to have played a role in ensuring the first truce in AfghanistanÂs brutal 17-year war when Kabul and insurgents separately but peacefully celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that follows the holy month of Ramadan. However, violence later resumed. WellsÂ visit, which took place Tuesday, came after Afghanistan stepped up efforts at finding a peaceful settlement, weeks after a U.S. drone missile killed Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan Bajwa recently visited Kabul, where he met with the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and his counterpart to assure them of IslamabadÂs full support in reviving peace process between Kabul and the Taliban. KabulÂs envoy to Islamabad, Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal, also met with Bajwa at his office in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and other Âmatters of mutual interest,ÂŽ according to a military statement Wednesday. Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have witnessed ups and downs in recent years, with both sides accusing each other of not taking action against Islamic militants linked to violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But frequent meetings in recent weeks between high officials on both sides indicate significant improvement in relations between the two neighbors that are key allies of the United States in the war on terror.US diplomat visits Pakistan to discuss peace in AfghanistanTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOU.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Alice Wells, meets with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss how to ensure peace in Afghanistan following a recent cease-re between the Taliban and Kabul, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.WORLD NEWS
Thursday, July 5, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsEYEING A REPEATXander Schauffele looks for repeat victory in West Virginia. Page 3INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 3 | MLB 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Soccer 6 By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesMIAMI Â… The inspiring force, and somewhat of the secret weapon, in the RaysÂ wild, weird and wacky 9 -6, 16-inning win over the Marlins was a 30-year-stocky journeyman lefthander who ended the night limping off the field and headed to the DL. It wasnÂt just that Vidal Nuno pitched the 14th and 15th innings, and it wasnÂt just that he rapped two hits, trying to stretch one into a double and knocking in a run during the RaysÂ five-run 16th with the other, but the allout vigor and verve with which he played. ÂIt was fun,ÂÂ Nuno said. ÂIt was exciting. That was a long game. It was my turn to pitch, and come up to bat, too. Pretty much did my job.ÂÂ Actually, he did much more than that. Just ask Jake Bauers, the 22-year-old rookie first base whose two-out double in the 16th broke the hours-long 2-2 tie. ÂI was lucky to swing; my last two at-bats I was just mentally exhausted,ÂÂ Bauers said. ÂI have to thank Nuno. Watching him give it everything that he had kind of kicked me in the ass a little bit. Kind of made me say all right, this guy is out there selling out, letÂs end this game for him.ÂÂ The Rays had seen Nuno pitch effectively before, his contributions a pleasant surprise since his late May promotion from TripleA, so the two zeroes, even after allowing a leadoff double in the 15th, were somewhat expected. But theyÂve never seen anything like what he did with the bat in his hands.MLB: Rays Breaking throughBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesJason Pierre-Paul, prepar ing for his first season with the Bucs, had a graphic reminder for his fans on Tuesday night of how important it is to be careful with fireworks while celebrating the 4th of July tonight. The Pro Bowl defensive end from USF posted a photo to Instagram showing the significant damage his right hand (you can see it here, though we warn that it is graphic) sustained when fireworks went off in his hand on July 4 three years ago. ÂItÂs been 3 yrs since my accident and I can truly say IÂm very blessed and fortunate to be where I am in life,ÂŽ Pierre-Paul wrote. ÂLooking at these pictures seems unreal and crazy. How your life can change in the blink of an eye.ÂŽ Pierre-Paul has been able to return to playing at a high level despite the injury to his hand Â„ he detailed the accident to Sports Illustrated in 2016. After missing much of the 2015 season recovering from his injury, he had seven sacks in 2016;NFL: BucsPierre-Paul: ÂBe safeÂ in celebrating 4th of JulyBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesMIAMI Â„ Adeiny Hecha varria truly doesnÂt know where he could be playing tomorrow. Or any day going forward. In bringing up Willy Adames a couple weeks ago to transition from the shortstop of the future to the present, the Rays made clear HechavarriaÂs time was in the past. But itÂs not that simple, as few things with the Rays are, as they also seem determined to only ship Hechavarria out if they can get something of value in return, and not eat the close to $3 million remaining on his deal. So for now, Hechavarria splits time at short with Adames, showcasing his extraordinary defensive skills that the other 29 teams are already well aware of, and wondering what will be next. ÂItÂs different,ÂÂ Hechavarria said. ÂSometimes IÂm thinking a lot (about it),ÂÂ he said. ÂIÂm feeling a little sad sometimes. ItÂs like that. Maybe tomorrow IÂm playing for another team. You never know.ÂÂ The RaysÂ urgency to trade Hechavarria is likely to increase, and their demands to decrease, in the next few weeks leading up to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver deals. He is a free agent after the season, so getting something, even salary relief, would seem to make more sense than nothing if he walks away. Plus there could be clarity once Baltimore moves Manny Machado, as teams looking for shortstop help can be more realistic about their other options.MLB: RaysHechavarria waits, wonders about status with RaysMONICA HERNDON | TIMESNew Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, shown practicing this summer, reminded fans Tuesday to be careful when celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks. AP PHOTOThe Rays ended up with a lot to celebrate in 16-inning win over Marlins. MIAMI HERALDAdeiny Hechavarria hits an RBI double during the first inning against his former team, the Marlins, on Tuesday night. AP FILE PHOTOClemson co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott, left, and Jeff Scott speak to the media at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale. By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressOXON HILL, Md. Â„ Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony ElliottÂs forehead as he fielded questions ranging from football philosophy to something he could share about his private life. The Clemson cooffensive coordinator paused, smiled and couldnÂt hide his joy about riding an all-terrain vehicle through the woods. The walls broke down as Elliott made a human connection with mock interviewer Jon Oliver in the best possible preparation he can get for a head coaching job. Despite helping the Tigers win a national title, Elliott has never interviewed for a head coaching job. ÂTwo phone calls,ÂŽ Elliott said. College football as a public entity canÂt institute a Rooney Rule like the NFL, which compels teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs. So instead of focusing all its efforts on the schools, the NCAA is putting some of its rising coaching candidates through its Champion Forum to better prepare them for the interview process. It is an effort to increase the diversity in the Power Five conferences and across the country. ÂYou canÂt shame people into hiring people,ÂŽ said Oliver, a former University of Virginia athletics administrator who now works with the Champion Forum. ÂYou canÂt tell (schools) what they need to be doing. But what we can do is make sure (the candidates) are ready.ÂŽ Minorities make up only 19 p ercent of Division I head football coaches and less across the Power Five conferences: the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac 12. In contrast, 61 percent of Division I players are minorities.COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Head CoachingNCAA preparing minority candidates SEE NCAA, 3By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressLONDON Â„ Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief drizzle. And the No. 2-seeded Wozniacki was not exactly gracious in defeat after staving off five match points, but not the sixth, in what became a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 loss to 35th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the second round at the All England Club on Wednesday. The reigning Australian Open championÂs latest lackluster showing at Wimbledon made her the fifth top-eight seeded woman to exit by the end of Day 3.TENNIS: WimbledonBugs, ÂluckyÂ foe send No. 2 seed Wozniacki out of Wimbledon SEE TENNIS, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE HECHAVARRIA, 3The secret to RaysÂ 16-inning success vs. MarlinsSEE RAYS, 3
By STEVEN WINEAssociated PressMIAMI Â„ Needing a good nightÂs sleep, Jose Urena left the ballpark shortly after midnight Wednesday before the end of the Miami MarlinsÂ 16-inning loss to Tampa Bay, monitoring the game on his phone as he drove home. That made him perhaps the best-rested player when the teams returned to the field barely 12 hours later. And it showed. Urena and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Marlins bounced back from their marathon loss to beat Tampa Bay 3-0. J.T. Riddle singled, tripled and homered. ÂThere is a little bit of a hangover. IÂm not going to lie,ÂŽ Riddle said. ÂYou play 16 innings like that, and you come in eight hours later and have to play again, the body doesnÂt feel the greatest. But itÂs part of your job.ÂŽ While both teams were dragging, Urena looked fresh in his first outing since June 20, when he was sidelined by right shoulder impingement. He pitched five scoreless innings and struck out six before departing for a pinch hitter after throwing 78 pitches. ÂEverything was good,ÂŽ Urena said. ÂI felt I could go longer, but I havenÂt thrown that much the past 12 or 13 days.ÂŽ Drew Rucinski (4-1) pitched two scoreless innings for his second win in the series. Brad Ziegler pitched around a walk in the ninth to earn his 10th save. The Marlins took the series and went 5-5 on their longest homestand of the year. The Rays lost for only the third time in the past 12 games. RiddleÂs RBI triple in the sixth put the Marlins ahead. The ball appeared catchable, but sailed over the head of center fielder Kevin Kiermaier near the wall. Riddle added his fifth homer in the eighth. Three Rays Â„ Kiermaier, Daniel Robertson and Jake Bauers Â„ started after playing all 16 innings Tuesday. They went a combined 0 for 11. ÂUrena pitched well,ÂŽ manager Kevin Cash said. ÂHe kind of changed his approach, started throwing fastballs in to the lefties and away to the righties. 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Lakers vs. Golden State, at Sacramento, Calif. 5 p.m. NBA Â„ Summer League, Miami vs. Sacramento, at Sacramento, Calif. 7 p.m. NBA Â„ Summer League, Memphis vs. San Antonio, at Salt Lake City 9 p.m. NBA Â„ Summer League, Atlanta vs. Utah, at Salt Lake City SPECIAL OLYMPICS 6 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle SPECIALS 8 p.m. ESPN Â„ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN Â„ Wimbledon Championships, second round, at London TRACK & FIELD 8 p.m. NBCSN Â„ IAAF Diamond League, Athletissima meet, at Lausanne, Switzerland WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ Los Angeles at Minnesota Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. Â„ The ceremonial first pitch at a July Fourth baseball game in Rhode Island will be reminiscent of the same ritual at a game played during World War I a century ago. U.S. Navy Adm. William S. Sims organized a baseball league in Europe in 1917. King George V watched the Navy triumph in the Army versus Navy World Series on Independence Day in 1918 in London. The Newport Gulls game Wednesday night in Newport, Rhode Island, will begin with SimsÂ grandson throwing the first pitch to great grandchildren of men who played for the Navy in the championship. Artifacts will be displayed, including a baseball the king signed, commemorative watch presented to the winning players and the 1918 scorecard. The U.S. Naval War College and the Naval History and Heritage Command organized it to teach people about history in a different way. ÂYou know how important this history is, but sometimes people donÂt have a point of relevance to understand,ÂŽ said David Kohnen, who oversees the collegeÂs John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research and the Naval War College Museum. ÂThis is one way for us to bring the past to a contemporary relevance for a wider audience.ÂŽ Kohnen said itÂs notable that on July Fourth, as America was celebrating its independence from England, the British monarch celebrated American culture with troops at the 1918 game. Michael Falcone, director of baseball operations for the Newport Gulls, said the theme seemed like a perfect fit since the team was playing on the holiday. The Newport Gulls is a summer collegiate baseball team. BASEBALL: Rhode IslandJuly Fourth baseball game pays tribute to WWI baseball gameBy JOSEPH WILSONAssociated PressSAINT-MARS-LAREORTHE, France Â„ Chris Froome has asked Tour de France fans to let him race in peace, even if they doubt the recent ruling that cleared him of doping allegations. The British cyclist has been targeted by spectators in the past. During the 2015 Tour, he said a man threw a cup of urine at him while yelling ÂdoperÂŽ. With the latest edition beginning on Saturday, five days after the International Cycling Union finally ruled Froome had won last yearÂs Spanish Vuelta cleanly, the four-time Tour winner offered an alternative way for skeptical fans to show their distrust. ÂSupport the race in a positive way, donÂt bring negativity,ÂŽ he said on Wednesday in western France. ÂIn terms of safety I obviously would encourage fans of the sport to come watch the race, and if you are not necessarily a Chris Froome fan or a Sky fan, come to the race and put a jersey on of another team you do support. That would be my advice.ÂŽ A cloud hung over Froome after a urine sample taken during the Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level. After months of silence, the UCI said FroomeÂs result did not represent an adverse finding, which could have led him to be stripped of his Vuelta victory, and a suspension. The UCIÂs ruling ensured he could compete at the Tour after race organizer ASO had informed Team Sky it would forbid Froome from entering until the doping case was decided. His use of asthma medication has been well documented and he often uses inhalers during races. Froome said he understands it may take time for fans to believe he is not a cheat. ÂBut that data is available, and I would like to think that as people understand that more, they will understand my decision to keep on racing knowing I have certainly done nothing wrong,ÂŽ Froome said. ÂOf course it has been damaging. As it is right now IÂm just happy to draw a line in the sand and move on and focus on bike racing.ÂŽ UCI president David Lappartient has also issued a call for calm. Â(Froome) has the right to operate in a safe environment. I have heard calls, sometimes completely irrational, to violence on the Tour de France,ÂŽ Lappartient said. ÂI cannot accept that and I call on all spectators to protect all the athletes and to respect the judicial decision so that Chris Froome can compete in a safe and serene environment.ÂŽCYCLING: Tour de FranceFroome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour in peaceAP PHOTOTampa Bay RaysÂ Jesus Sucre pours water on his face as he stands in the dugout during the fifth inning Wednesday in Miami. MLB: Marlins 3, Rays 0Marlins bounce back from 16-inning loss to beat RaysBy BRIAN MAHONEYAssociated PressNEW YORK Â„ The NBA estim ates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams. Calls to change the system were renewed this week when LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, which could create another strong Western Conference team, where both Houston and Golden State finished above .700. The only team in the Eastern Conference with a similar record was Toronto. Houston and Golden State met in a thrilling West final before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Commissioner Adam Silver has said ideally there would be a format allowing the two best teams to meet for the title, but he has repeatedly expressed concern about the additional travel that would be created if teams were seeded 1 to 16 in the postseason, instead of the current format in which itÂs the top eight teams in each conference. ÂI think, as IÂve said in the past, the obstacle is travel, and itÂs not tradition in my mind, at least,ÂŽ Silver said at the All-Star break. ÂItÂs that as weÂve added an extra week to the regular season, as weÂve tried to reduce the number of back-to-backs, that we are concerned about teams crisscrossing the country in the first round, for example. We are just conce rned about the overall travel that we would have in the top 16 teams.ÂŽNBA: PlayoffsNBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top-16 postseason format
Wozniacki said Makarova Âgot a little luckyÂŽ and added, ÂI would be very surprised if you saw her go far.ÂŽ Asked what she thought of those remarks, Makarova laughed and replied: ÂWell, I donÂt know what to say. Yeah, maybe I was lucky today. Good for me. Thanks, God.ÂŽ While both Williams sisters moved into the third round, as did past U.S. Open runners-up Madison Keys and Karolina Pliskova, among the women, and Roger Federer won 35 consecutive points on his serve while extending his Wimbledon set streak to 26 in a row, it was WozniackiÂs departure that counted as the closest thing to big news on Wednesday. She is a former No. 1 who recently claimed her first Grand Slam title. She won a grass-court tuneup tournament last weekend. She had managed to convince herself this was going to be her year to shine at the All England Club, the only major where sheÂs never been past the fourth round. In addition to her title on the hard courts in Australia, sheÂs twice been the runner-up on that surface at the U.S. Open, and sheÂs been a quarterfinalist twice on the French OpenÂs red clay. But a game that is principally predicated on defense can be harder to make work on the speedy grass, where Makarova produced twice as many winners Wednesday, 46-23. ÂItÂs frustrating,ÂŽ Wozniacki said, Âbecause I feel like I could have gone and done something really great here.ÂŽ Instead, itÂs the fourth time in the past seven years that sheÂs out in the first or second round. She almost put together quite a comeback, though. After trailing 5-1 in the third set, Wozniacki broke twice when Makarova served for the match. The second time, at 5-3, Makarova was within a point of victory four times, but was unable to convert, wasting one of those opportunities with a double-fault. Once Wozniacki pulled even in the last set by holding at love, Makarova gave herself a bit of a talking-to. ÂAt 5-all, I said to myself: ÂOK, calm down. Start over,ÂÂŽ recounted Makarova, a former top-10 player who twice has been a major semifinalist and got to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2014. From deuce in that game, she picked up six of the last seven points. Earlier in the match, Wozniacki was bugginÂ out about the bugs that also showed up last year at the tournament. She insisted that something needed to be done about them. Makarova, too, called the scene Âa little bit strange and differentÂŽ and Âa little bit uncomfortable.ÂŽ That word also described how MakarovaÂs left-handed game made Wozniacki feel. ÂI had a chance today. I fought all I had. IÂm out. ThatÂs it,ÂŽ said Wozniacki, who actually won more total points, 94-91. ÂItÂs life sometimes. You just have to keep working and come back. And hopefully next time, luck will be on my side.ÂŽ last year, he had 8.5 sacks, with 68 tackles in more than 1,000 defensive snaps. ÂOne of the greatest American traditions in celebrating 4th of July is with fireworks,ÂŽ he wrote Tuesday night. ÂUnfortunately, tomorrow someone will be injured playing with fireworks. We are celebrating the birthday of our great nation. IÂm glad to still be alive to show you the outcome of what happened to me. Please donÂt feel sorry for me, trust me your boy fine even with missing fingers lol. Be safe out there otherwise, this can be y ou.ÂŽ Pierre-Paul has made fireworks safety a priority since his accident. HereÂs a public service announcement video he made two years ago, also showing the damage to his hand as a reminder for fans to be careful. The Bucs are hoping Pierre-Paul is part of a major upgrade on the defensive line, as they sent the Giants a third-round pick to acquire him and will pay him $12.5 million this season. Tampa Bay also used its first-round pick on DT Vita Vea and signed DE Vinny Curry, DT Beau Allen and DT Mitch Unrein in free agency, adding a new defensive line coach in Brentson Buckner as well.By JOHN RABYAssociated PressDecisions by most of the worldÂs elite golfers to skip the PGA TourÂs stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele. Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with the 24-year-old from San Diego winning the Tour Championship and earning Rookie of the Year honors. This year, nearly all of the two dozen rookies on the tour are in the field at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, which starts Thursday on the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Chances are good that one or more of them could be near the top of the leaderboard. Four of the tournamentÂs seven champions have been first-time winners, including three rookies. Schauffele likes his chances, too. He is part of the successful high school class of 2011 that includes Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger. Schauffele pointed out that Spieth won the John Deere Classic in 2013 and 2015, Thomas won in Malaysia in 2015 and 2016, and Berger at the St. Jude Classic in 2016 and 2017. ÂI feel like I want to join that group,ÂŽ Schauffele said Wednesday. But Schauffele has missed the cut in three of his last four tournaments after finishing tied for second at The Players Championship. At No. 24 in the world, heÂs among five players ranked in the top 30 at The Greenbrier. The others are Bubba Watson (No. 13), Phil Mickelson (No. 20), Webb Simpson (No. 21) and Brian Harman (No. 26). Five from the top 15 in the FedEx Cup are competing. Watson, a three-time winner this season, and Mickelson own vacation homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The Greenbrier Classic, typically held around Independence Day, was renamed last month in honor of the nationÂs active and past members of the military, who are being given free admission. ÂIt would be a huge accomplishment to win here in front of my home crowd,ÂŽ Watson said. ÂWhat a dream that would be, my dad was in the military so now weÂve got the name of the tournament. It just would mean a lot for my family to honor my late dad.ÂŽ ItÂs the first tournament for Mickelson since the U.S. Open, when he intentionally violated golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the 13th green in the third round. He later apologized, saying his anger and frustration got the best of him. The West Virginia stop could see a change when the PGA Tour reveals its full schedule this month for the next FedEx Cup season. The tournament at Sam SneadÂs former playground in White Sulphur Springs is under contract through 2021. Watson, for one, wouldnÂt mind seeing a schedule change. From a business standpoint, he said the Fourth of July holiday always is a hectic time at The Greenbrier, so moving the tournament to later in the year, especially with the areaÂs spectacular fall foliage on display, would give the resort yet another busy week. ÂIÂve always thought that the fall would be great,ÂŽ he said. The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3BUCSFrom Page 1AP PHOTOCaroline Wozniacki of Denmark shakes her head to avoid the flying insects on court Wednesday in London. In the 15th, batting with one out, he laced a single to left, then decided to go for more, racing toward second and then sliding in head first, only to be tagged out. In the 16th, after Bauers knocked in the first two, Nuno followed with a single to right, the hamstring grabbing as he ran to first. ÂWhat a performance on his part; that was amazing,ÂŽ Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ÂWhen he got thrown out at second base, I said just watching that was worth the out. It was entertaining.ÂŽ There were plenty of interesting moments as the game unfolded over 5 hours, 31 minutes, ending around 12:45 a.m., and ranking as the longest road game in Tampa Bay franchise history by innings and matching the second longest overall. The Rays used 22 players total (all but Matt Andriese, who now starts Wednesday, plus Diego Castillo and Blake Snell), having reliever Sergio Romo hit, starter Nathan Eovaldi pinchrun and catcher Jesus Sucre pitch (for the third time in his career), trying to get the final three outs, but needing to summon Jose Alvarado to help finish it off as they improved to 43-42. ÂThere were a lot of people doing things they were not used to doing,ÂŽ Bauers said. ÂTo keep it scoreless for that long until we could break through. Âƒ overall, just an incredible team effort.ÂÂ And not all good. Starter Ryan Yarbrough allowed a two-run single to opposing starter Trevor Richards and got lifted for a pinchhitter in the fourth. Outfielder Mallex Smith got benched for missing a red-light sign and running into a double play in the fourth. Carlos Gomez pushed a safety squeeze bunt into the air and Daniel Robertson got doubled off third to end the 13th. Kiermaier came up with two on in the 16th and ripped a ball at shortstop J.T. Riddle that got turned into an odd 6-4-5 double play. ÂTypically in a 16-inning game there are going to be some ugly things,ÂÂ third baseman Matt Duffy said, Âand there was today.ÂŽ ÂThe guys kept grinding through,ÂŽ Cash said. ÂBoth teams grinded a long time, some odd matchups, some unique situations that came about, presented themselves. But ultimately we found a way to win.ÂÂ Nuno, who became the first AL reliever to have two hits and get the win in a game since advent of the DH, was asked what did he enjoy more, getting the third and fourth hits of his major-league career, or his eighth win? ÂBoth, actually,ÂÂ he said. ÂWhen the runner was in scoring position, I had to crunch down and not five up the run. Âƒ (The ball I hit) was a little flare right there, I got out of the box pretty good, and just took a chance right there. It was close. ÂIn the end I just had a great time out there.ÂŽRAYSFrom Page 1While having him in the lineup may give the Rays a better chance to win that game, every time he starts is one less opportunity for Adames, who has gotten some playing time at second, to get the experience he needs. Manager Kevin Cash praised Hechavarria for how he has handled the matter. ÂHech is a guy used to playing every single day for good reason,ÂÂ he said. ÂHe deserves to play every single day. We tried to do everything we could, myself and Charlie (Montoyo, the Spanish-speaking bench/infield coach) talking to him, being honest about the situation. I know our front office has spoken with his agent, trying to be honest. I think thatÂs all you can do. ÂI think itÂs up to the player, how they want to decide. I know Hech wants to play every day. ItÂs probably not going to happen. But weÂre going to do, IÂm going to do everything I can to keep him consistently in the lineup and on a good routine.ÂŽ Hechavarria has been enjoying the series with the Marlins, as he played the previous 4 seasons in Miami, and has an offseason home and relatives, including his parents, in the area. And he has played well, with several dazzling defensive plays and RBIs in each of the first two games. ÂI feel great,ÂÂ he said. ÂThis is awesome. My first time this happened to me.ÂŽ As for the best part of his return? ÂA lot of favorite memories,ÂÂ he said. ÂMy teammates. The Cuban people that are here. And the food Â„ a lot of food.ÂŽHECHAVARRIAFrom Page 1The Champion Forum has helped Penn StateÂs James Franklin, VanderbiltÂs Derek Mason, StanfordÂs David Shaw, ArizonaÂs Kevin Sumlin and others get head jobs, with the aim of pushing along the next generation. Elliott, Michigan assistant head coach Pep Hamilton, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, Florida State defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett, South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper are all part of the latest class. Picked by their conferences and schools to go through the program, theyÂre all in Phase 2, which includes one-on-one mock interviews, conversations with search firms and information about contracts and what to expect from being a head coach. ÂItÂs just the knowledge of what goes into becoming a head coach, what (athletic directors) look for, what search firms look for,ÂŽ said Jasper, who has been a candidate for jobs at Georgia Southern, Yale and Rice during his time at Navy. ÂHaving those tools in our toolbox now and know what people look for, now we can address those issues and work on getting better at it.ÂŽ Jasper and Elliott had back-to-back mock interviews with their wives seated a few feet away. Oliver played the role of the interviewer for a job at a fictional Atlantic University in Florida, firing questions at each coach about a head job and asking if they had any questions of their own. Afterward, Oliver critiqued them on everything from how fast they were talking to what they shouldnÂt have said. Oliver has seen coaches go from not being able to finish answers to having a better idea of what to expect the next time the phone rings about an opening. ÂHad I not gone through this process, I wouldnÂt know what I was getting into,ÂŽ Elliott said. ÂI wouldnÂt have been encouraged to go prepare in the areas where I needed to prepare to ultimately be successful. Because at the end of the day, itÂs not just becoming a head coach. ItÂs being a successful head coach and building a successful program.ÂŽ The success of coaches like Franklin helps because Oliver is well aware that minority coaches who donÂt succeed are less likely to get a second chance. In his eight years running the Champion Forum, director of NCAA leadership development Curtis Hollomon has seen progress with more minority coaches being in the mix for openings. ÂWhat weÂve seen is the awareness of these coaches,ÂŽ Hollomon said. ÂThatÂs one of the main things that weÂre trying to do: let them know that these coaches are out there, theyÂre in these positions and theyÂre ready when the opportunities present themselves.ÂŽ The program includes two steps of interview training, video clips to show strengths and weaknesses, and an in-person follow-up by former Washington Redskins general manager Charley Casserly and other officials. This year, the NCAA invited the coordinatorsÂ wives to sit in on the program and welcomed their input. ÂIt made me realize how much he has grown,ÂŽ said ElliottÂs wife, Tameka. ÂJust watch ing him grow and seeing his transition and seeing how he has to interact with more people than he was used to interacting with Â„ not just the player and the family. Now youÂve got the AD and fundraisers, stuff like that.ÂŽNCAAFrom Page 1TENNISFrom Page 1AP FILE PHOTOXander Schauffele plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open in Southampton, N.Y. GOLF: A Military Tribute at The GreenbrierSchau ele looks for repeat win in West Virginia
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Bettsrf402000.338 Holtss500001.294 Martinezlf402001.327 Pearce1b400000.293 Devers3b412001.245 Nunez2b422001.257 BradleyJr.cf301200.202 V azquezc400002.212 Rodriguezp200001.000 b-Benintendiph000010.279 Barnesp000000--Kellyp000000--e-Swihartph000010.165 Kimbrelp000000--T OTALS3439227 W ASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonlf400002.296 Herrerap000000--Millerp000000--T urnerss402001.275 Rendon3b401000.289 Harperrf400002.215 Reynolds1b200002.250 c-Murphyph-1b201000.200 T aylorcf401002.242 Difo2b300012.246 S everinoc301000.172 Feddep000000.000 Gracep100000.000 a-Goodwinph100000.182 Kintzlerp000000--Madsonp000000--Kelleyp000000.000 d-Sotoph-lf100000.306 T OTALS33060111 BOSTON000000201Â„391 W ASHINGTON000000000Â„061 a-linedoutforGraceinthe5th.b-walked f orRodriguezinthe7th.c-groundedoutfor Reynoldsinthe7th.d-linedoutforKelleyin t he8th.e-walkedforKellyinthe9th. EÂ„Devers(17),Eaton(1).LOBÂ„Boston8, W ashington7.2BÂ„Martinez(20),Devers (20),BradleyJr.(12).RBIsÂ„BradleyJr.2 (25).SFÂ„BradleyJr.. BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rdrgz,W,10-363 001684 3.84 Barnes,H,1711 000119 2.45 Kelly,H,1710 000215 3.47 Kmbrl,S,26-2812 000222 2.02 W ASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Fedde12 000025 5.79 Grace41000446 3.34 Kintzler12 000120 4.18 Madson,L,2-412 211025 4.55 Kelley10 000112 3.22 Herrera.22 111130 1.67 Miller.10 000022.78 Feddepitchedto1batterinthe2nd. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Grace1-0,Miller 3 -0.HBPÂ„Herrera(Betts).WPÂ„Madson. T Â„3:23.AÂ„42,528(41,313). Y ANKEES6,BRAVES2 A TLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf412010.252 A lbies2b503000.278 Freeman1b100000.308 S antanalf300100.174 Markakisrf400000.322 S uzukic300012.284 A cunadh400003.266 Camargo3b311111.260 Culbersonlf-1b402000.273 S wansonss401001.246 T OTALS3529237 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnerlf300011.248 J udgerf411103.281 Hickscf210021.259 S tantondh411302.267 Gregoriusss412000.256 T orres2b200002.294 Drury3b200001.188 Bird1b401100.200 Higashiokac311102.188 W alker3b-2b211011.188 T OTALS30676413 A TLANTA000011000Â„290 NEWYORK01310010XÂ„670 LOBÂ„Atlanta11,NewYork4.2BÂ„Culberson 2(10),Gregorius(15).HRÂ„Camargo(9), offSabathia;Stanton(21),offTeheran; Higashioka(3),offTeheran;Judge(24), offGohara.RBIsÂ„Camargo(37),Santana (2),Judge(57),Stanton3(51),Bird(9), Higashioka(4).SBÂ„Inciarte(23),Albies(8), Hicks(7). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Atlanta8 (Markakis2,Suzuki2,Acuna2,Swanson2); NewYork2(Judge,Drury).RISPÂ„Atlanta0 f or9;NewYork2for7. RunnersmovedupÂ„Santana,Gregorius. GIDPÂ„Markakis,Drury. DPÂ„Atlanta1(Swanson,Culberson);New Y ork1(Torres,Gregorius,Bird). A TLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA T eheran,L,6-655554101074.47 Gohara21 1103316.62 V izcaino11 0000171.76 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA S abathia,W,6-365 22351033.02 Green,H,1112 0000241.96 Betances11 0002202.63 Holder110000131.83 HBPÂ„Sabathia2(Markakis,Freeman). T Â„3:07.AÂ„46,658(47,309).MARLINS3,RAYS0 T AMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf400001.143 Robertson2b-ss300013.264 Bauerslf400001.242 Cron1b401001.239 W endle3b-2b202010.269 Gomezrf300001.195 A damesss200001.230 d-Smithph000010.275 W oodp000000--S ucrec201010.235 A ndriesep000000--a-Fieldph100000.216 W eberp100001.000 e-Duffyph-3b100000.314 T OTALS2704049 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf400001.287 Hernandezp000000.000 Zieglerp000000--A ndersonrf300001.281 Bour1b200020.234 Castro2b312011.292 Riddless423200.258 S huckcf400101.192 Rivera3b400000.187 Holadayc300001.170 Urenap100001.038 b-Rojasph100000.254 Rucinskip000000.000 c-Maybinph-lf101000.228 T OTALS3036336 T AMPABAY000000000Â„040 MIAMI00000201XÂ„360 a-outonÂ“elderÂschoiceforAndriesein t he3rd.b-Â”iedoutforUrenainthe5th. c-singledforRucinskiinthe7th.d-walked f orAdamesinthe8th.e-groundedoutfor Weberinthe8th. LOBÂ„TampaBay4,Miami7.2BÂ„Cron(13). 3 BÂ„Riddle(2).HRÂ„Riddle(5),offWood. RBIsÂ„Riddle2(17),Shuck(4).SBÂ„Wendle (7).CSÂ„Kiermaier(1),Shuck(2). DP Â„ Miami3 ( Rivera Castro Bour ), (Anderson,Bour),(Rivera,Castro,Bour). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Andriese210023363.71 Weber,L,0-154 2211585.06 Wood111102222.84 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Urena530026784.18 Rucinski,W,4-1210002243.24 Hernandez,H,110 0010104.66 Ziegler,S,10-1110 0011194.83 HBPÂ„Weber(Anderson). TÂ„2:28.AÂ„7,572(36,742).CUBS5,TIGERS2DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mahtooklf400012.210 Castellanosrf311121.309 Candelario3b400001.235 Hicks1b311110.280 Goodrum2b402002.242 Jonescf401001.221 McCannc400000.223 Iglesiasss403000.273 Lirianop100000.000 b-Martinezph101000.241 1-Reyespr000000.211 Colemanp000000--Lewickip000000--c-Adduciph100001.200 TOTALS3329248 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Almoracf311011.329 Zobristrf-lf412000.296 Baez2b411001.286 Russellss300010.282 Contrerasc312311.284 Happlf400002.252 Farrellp000000.000 Morrowp000000.000 Bote3b311111.250 Caratini1b100020.258 Bassp000000--Heywardrf100000.287 Quintanap200001.000 a-Rizzoph-1b200000.248 TOTALS3057467 DETROIT101000000Â„291 CHICAGO01010120XÂ„570 a-poppedoutforQuintanainthe6th. b-singled,advancedto2ndforLirianointhe 7th.c-struckoutforLewickiinthe9th. 1-ranforMartinezinthe7th. EÂ„Hicks(7).LOBÂ„Detroit9,Chicago7. 2BÂ„Goodrum(17),Jones(16),Iglesias (20),Almora(19),Contreras(18).HRÂ„ Castellanos(14),offQuintana;Hicks(8),off Quintana;Bote(1),offLiriano;Contreras (7),offLiriano.RBIsÂ„Castellanos(54), Hicks(28),Contreras3(34),Bote(8). SBÂ„Baez2(15),Russell(4).CSÂ„Mahtook (1).SÂ„Liriano. DPÂ„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum,Hicks). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Liriano,L,3-565 33551074.03 Coleman12 2212223.28 Lewicki10 0000125.28 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Quintana,W,7-665 2234894.22 Bass,H,212 0012240.63 Farrell,H,111 0001154.56 Morrow,S,19-2011 0001161.40 WPÂ„Bass. TÂ„3:04.AÂ„40,510(41,649).BREWERS3,TWINS2MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauer1b401000.259 Rosariolf400000.308 Dozier2b411000.220 Escobar3b412101.277 Polancoss302110.273 Keplerrf400002.219 Garverc300000.257 Cavecf300001.217 Berriosp200001.000 a-Grossmanph100001.236 Dukep000000.000 Reedp000000--TOTALS3226216 MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Thamesrf300010.242 Knebelp000000--Yelichlf-rf401000.288 Aguilar1b400002.303 Shaw3b312100.244 Jeffressp000000--b-Braunph-lf100001.240 Miller2b311100.272 Pinac200010.225 Orfss311100.125 Sogardss000000.134 Broxtoncf300001.200 Andersonp201001.130 Perez3b100000.238 TOTALS2936325 MINNESOTA000000101Â„261 MILWAUKEE01000020XÂ„360 a-struckoutforBerriosinthe8th.b-struck outforJeffressinthe8th. EÂ„Dozier(8).LOBÂ„Minnesota4,Milwaukee 4.2BÂ„Mauer(13),Dozier(16).HRÂ„Escobar (13),offKnebel;Shaw(15),offBerrios; Miller(7),offBerrios;Orf(1),offBerrios. RBIsÂ„Escobar(50),Polanco(1),Shaw(49), Miller(28),Orf(1).SBÂ„Polanco(1),Broxton (2).CSÂ„Escobar(3). DPÂ„Minnesota2(Kepler,Polanco), (Polanco,Dozier,Mauer);Milwaukee1 (Pina,Orf). MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios,L,8-7753323973.54 Duke.210001112.90 Reed.10000164.15 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson6.13 1115873.99 Jffrss,W,6-1,BS,4-71.21 000123 1.07 Knebel,S,10-1212 1100123.32 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Reed1-0,Jeffress 1-1. TÂ„2:35.AÂ„36,700(41,900).PHILLIES4,ORIOLES1BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b412010.217 Jonescf402101.287 Machadoss300011.308 Trumborf400001.262 Davis1b401003.154 Schoop2b402001.202 Mancinilf300002.227 Hessp000000.000 Brittonp000000--b-Valenciaph100000.273 Siscoc300002.204 Ramirezp200001.000 Rickardlf100010.200 TOTALS33171312 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b400000.263 Hoskinslf400000.249 Herreracf400000.276 Santana1b110020.223 Williamsrf221211.236 Kingeryss311002.224 Alfaroc300101.246 Franco3b301000.263 Nolap200002.059 a-Altherrph100001.173 Aranop000000--Totals2743337 BALTIMORE001000000Â„171 PHILADELPHIA00002020XÂ„430 a-struckoutforNolainthe7th.b-linedout forBrittoninthe9th. EÂ„Davis(3).LOBÂ„Baltimore9,Philadel p hia 2.2BÂ„Jones(20),Schoop(12),Kingery(16). HRÂ„Williams(10),offHess.RBIsÂ„Jones (33),Williams2(28),Alfaro(17).SBÂ„ Machado(7).CSÂ„Beckham(1),Santana (1). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez,L,0-251 2124652.51 Hess222213456.06 Britton10 0000185.59 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,W,11-277 11291032.41 Arano,S,1-120 0013362.32 HBPÂ„Nola(Sisco). TÂ„2:55.AÂ„30,943(43,647).ATHLETICS4,PADRES2SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Margotcf401001.236 Hosmer1b300010.267 Myersdh200020.268 Renfroerf310010.252 Villanueva3b412201.231 Pirela2b300000.260 c-Asuajeph101000.211 Ellisc301000.320 d-Spangenbergph100001.238 Galvisss402000.236 Jankowskilf400000.282 TOTALS3227243 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf201010.250 a-Canhaph-cf100001.255 Joycelf300001.203 b-Pinderph-lf100000.249 Lowrie2b210021.291 Davisdh412100.239 Olson1b210021.236 Piscottyrf403300.257 Chapman3b300000.244 Semienss400000.249 Phegleyc210011.241 TOTALS2846465 SANDIEGO020000000Â„270 OAKLAND01100002XÂ„460 a-struckoutforFowlerinthe7th.b-Â”ied outforJoyceinthe7th.c-singledforPirela inthe9th.d-struckoutforEllisinthe9th. LOBÂ„SanDiego7,Oakland7.2BÂ„ Galvis(15),Davis(16),Piscotty3(22). HRÂ„Villanueva(17),offManaea.RBIsÂ„ Villanueva2(41),Davis(57),Piscotty3(36). DPÂ„SanDiego2(Pirela,Galvis,Hosmer), (Villanueva,Pirela);Oakland2(Semien, Lowrie,Olson),(Chapman,Lowrie,Olson). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Perdomo5.24 2243916.86 Cimber.20 000143.38 Castillo,L,1-2.20 1111202.84 Stammen12 1110172.68 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Manaea74 2221843.33 Buchter.11 000022.51 Trivino,W,7-1.20 0020111.49 Trnen,S,22-2412 0002130.84 Castillopitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Cimber2-0, Stammen1-1,Trivino1-0.HBPÂ„Perdomo (Chapman).WPÂ„Perdomo. TÂ„2:33.AÂ„14,408(46,765).ANGELS7,MARINERS4LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf523300.180 Simmonsss501001.316 Troutcf311020.310 Uptonlf501100.252 Pujols1b512100.249 Ohtanidh422000.287 Valbuena3b402210.216 Maldonadoc500002.239 Fletcher2b411001.311 TOTALS40713734 SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordon2b401001.280 Segurass400011.330 Hanigerrf-cf511002.269 Cruzdh401102.273 Seager3b412202.239 Healy1b412102.252 Gamellf-rf300012.294 Herrmannc200001.188 a-Zuninoph-c101010.189 Herediacf211001.229 b-Spanph-lf201001.261 TOTALS354104315 LOSANGELES010212010Â„7131 SEATTLE020001010Â„4102 a-walkedforHerrmanninthe7th.b-struck outforHerediainthe7th. EÂ„Richards(1),Segura(10),Herrmann (1).LOBÂ„LosAngeles10,Seattle8.2BÂ„ Simmons(15),Trout(17),Pujols(14),Ohtani (9),Valbuena(7),Fletcher(2),Haniger(16), Span(13).HRÂ„Calhoun(5),offRumbelow Seager(16),offRichardsHealy(17),off Richards.RBIsÂ„Calhoun3(19),Upton(45), Pujols(46),Valbuena2(30),Cruz(53), Seager2(53),Healy(41).SBÂ„Valbuena(2). CSÂ„Segura(7).SÂ„Gordon. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Los Angeles8(Simmons,Upton,Pujols2, Maldonado4)Seattle5(Segura2,Haniger 2,Seager).RISPÂ„LosAngeles6for17 Seattle2for12. RunnersmovedupÂ„Valbuena,Upton.FIDPÂ„ Ohtani.GIDPÂ„Segura. DPÂ„LosAngeles1(Valbuena,Fletcher, Pujols)Seattle1(Gordon,Gamel). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Richrds,W,5-45.14 321880 3.42 Bedrosian,H,6.21 000216 3.32 Alvarez01001092.95 Robles,H,310 001216 5.04 Anderson12 110324 3.86 Parker,S,10-1212 000018 3.05 SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Leake,L,8-549431487 4.11 Rumbelow22 221030 4.26 Bradford11 000016 2.73 Vincent11 101023 4.10 Elias10 000011 1.46 Leakepitchedto3battersinthe5th. Alvarezpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Bedrosian2-1, Robles2-0,Rumbelow2-0.WPÂ„Anderson. UmpiresÂ„Home,BrianGormanFirst,Mike MuchlinskiSecond,AdrianJohnsonThird, TrippGibson. TÂ„3:33.AÂ„39,518(47,943).METS6,BLUEJAYS3NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf311121.265 Bautistarf511101.222 Cabrera2b402100.284 Confortolf301110.224 Floresdh412001.264 Frazier3b412201.222 Smith1b400001.222 Plaweckic321011.233 Reyesss400002.173 TOTALS34610648 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonrf500001.248 Hernandezlf401001.261 Solarte3b401000.250 Smoak1b400001.229 Moralesdh433101.238 Martinc303010.178 Grichukcf400001.205 GurrielJr.2b401200.226 Diazss400000.239 TOTALS3639315 NEWYORK001050000Â„6100 TORONTO010101000Â„390 LOBÂ„NewYork5,Toronto7.2BÂ„Flores(13), Plawecki(9),Solarte(18),Morales(11). HRÂ„Frazier(10),offStromanMorales(9), offOswalt.RBIsÂ„Nimmo(26),Bautista(19), Cabrera(48),Conforto(26),Frazier2(32), Morales(27),GurrielJr.2(13).CSÂ„Frazier (1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„NewYork 3(Conforto,Flores,Plawecki)Toronto3 (Smoak,GurrielJr.,Diaz).RISPÂ„NewYork4 for10Toronto1for7. RunnersmovedupÂ„Reyes.GIDPÂ„Cabrera, Frazier. DPÂ„Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Diaz,Smoak), (GurrielJr.,Diaz,Smoak). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Oswalt452212657.94 Lugo,W,3-333 1102372.70 Blevins,H,5.210001114.79 Gsellman,H,9.10 000014.41 Familia,S,16-2010 0000103.28 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Stroman,L,1-64.26 6642856.50 Santos1.12 0002 1718.00 Loup110002183.94 Cruz210002280.00 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Gsellman1-0, Santos2-1.WPÂ„Oswalt,Cruz.PBÂ„Martin (2). UmpiresÂ„Home,D.J.ReyburnFirst,Ryan BlakneySecond,SamHolbrookThird,Jim Wolf. TÂ„2:46.AÂ„26,038(53,506).REDS7,WHITESOX4CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b411202.229 Sanchez3b401101.257 Abreu1b300011.265 A.Garciarf301010.289 Palkalf411103.235 Smithc301000.333 Rondonp000000--Cedenop000000--b-L.Garciaph101000.279 Volstadp000000--Minayap000000--Andersonss411002.252 Engelcf412000.224 Coveyp100001.000 Avilanp100001.000 Narvaezc200001.254 TOTALS34494212 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblercf-rf410012.276 Barnhartc500001.259 Votto1b412002.294 Gennett2b411100.331 Hughesp000000--Suarez3b422001.308 Winkerrf312200.277 1-Hamiltonpr-cf000000.213 Duvalllf310001.203 Perazass201220.275 Romanop100100.037 Garrettp000000.000 a-Lorenzenph-p100001.571 Blandino2b100000.221 TOTALS3278638 CHICAGO002110000Â„491 CINCINNATI00060001XÂ„780 a-struckoutforGarrettinthe6th.b-singled forCedenointhe8th. 1-ranforWinkerinthe6th. EÂ„Volstad(1).LOBÂ„Chicago5,Cincinnati7. 2BÂ„Sanchez(16),A.Garcia(6),Winker(12). HRÂ„Moncada(11),offRomanoPalka(10), offRomano.RBIsÂ„Moncada2(40),Sanchez (39),Palka(28),Gennett(57),Winker2(35), Peraza2(29),Romano(1).SBÂ„Anderson (19).CSÂ„Engel(3).SÂ„Romano. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Chicago2 (Abreu,Anderson)Cincinnati4(Schebler, Barnhart2,Lorenzen).RISPÂ„Chicago3for8 Cincinnati4for11. DPÂ„Cincinnati1(Barnhart,Peraza). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Covey,L,3-43.256612785.54 Avilan1.10 0003184.15 Rondon11 0012217.71 Cedeno11 0000140.77 Volstad.21 1011274.93 Minaya.10000044.02 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Romano,W,5-856 4406955.40 Garrett,H,17110002202.89 Lorenzen,H,51.110012202.08 Hughes,S,6-71.21 0012271.37 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Avilan1-0, Minaya3-0,Hughes1-0.HBPÂ„Covey (Duvall),Volstad(Hamilton).WPÂ„Romano. UmpiresÂ„Home,GaryCederstromFirst, SeanBarberSecond,StuScheurwaterThird, EricCooper. TÂ„3:22.AÂ„24,442(42,319).ASTROS5,RANGERS4,10INNINGSHOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf-rf400013.251 Bregman3b401111.279 Altuve2b511000.332 Gurriel1b422100.296 Gattisdh401100.249 Reddickrf-lf413210.271 Gonzalezss410010.227 Federowiczc401010.214 Kemplf400000.301 Marisnickcf000000.188 TOTALS3759554 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh412100.289 Andrusss512000.268 Mazararf500003.274 Profar3b422100.244 Odor2b401111.236 Chirinosc401112.210 Gallolf-1b500003.191 Guzman1b402001.238 1-Ruapr-lf000000.186 DeShieldscf301001.232 TOTALS384114211 HOUSTON0003100001Â„591 TEXAS0130000000Â„4112 1-ranforGuzmaninthe8th. EÂ„Federowicz(1),Profar(14),Martin(1). LOBÂ„Houston9,Texas9.2BÂ„Gurriel(21), Federowicz(2),Odor(10),Chirinos(12). HRÂ„Reddick(8),offMinorGurriel(5),off MinorChoo(16),offCole.RBIsÂ„Bregman (54),Gurriel(39),Gattis(57),Reddick2 (25),Choo(41),Profar(45),Odor(22), Chirinos(35).SBÂ„Reddick(4),Profar(7). SFÂ„Gattis.SÂ„Choo,DeShields. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Houston 5(Altuve3,Federowicz2)Texas7(Choo, Mazara3,Gallo2,Guzman).RISPÂ„Houston 2for7Texas2for12. RunnersmovedupÂ„Gattis,Chirinos.GIDPÂ„ Gonzalez2,Chirinos. DPÂ„Houston1(Gonzalez,Altuve,Gurriel) Texas2(Andrus,Odor,Guzman),(Andrus, Odor,Guzman). HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole5844271082.70 Harris120001184.02 McHugh,W,4-031 0001450.90 Giles,S,12-1210 0002113.94 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Minor674334974.63 Leclerc10 000092.35 Diekman11 000093.68 Kela100000123.30 Martin,L,1-211 1120264.32 HBPÂ„Cole(Profar),Martin(Gurriel).WPÂ„ Cole.PBÂ„Federowicz(1). UmpiresÂ„Home,QuinnWolcottFirst,Jeff KelloggSecond,JamesHoyeThird,Marvin Hudson. TÂ„3:33.AÂ„43,592(49,115).ROCKIES1,GIANTS0SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezcf400002.276 Belt1b401001.297 McCutchenrf301012.259 Poseyc200020.289 Slaterlf300001.300 d-Crawfordph100000.310 Hansonss300001.280 Panik2b300000.241 Tomlinson3b201001.221 a-Hundleyph100001.263 Sandoval3b000000.256 Suarezp200001.000 b-Jacksonph100000.245 Watsonp000000--TOTALS29030310 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b402000.279 Blackmoncf301011.275 Arenado3b401002.312 Storyss402000.279 Desmondlf-1b400001.215 Iannettac311100.244 Cuevasrf300000.250 Valaika1b300000.133 Parralf000000.305 Andersonp200002.138 c-Murphyph100000.313 Davisp000000--TOTALS3117116 SANFRANCISCO000000000Â„030 COLORADO00000010XÂ„170 a-struckoutforTomlinsoninthe8th. b-groundedoutforSuarezinthe8th.c-Â”ied outforAndersoninthe8th.d-linedoutfor Slaterinthe9th. LOBÂ„SanFrancisco5,Colorado7.2BÂ„ LeMahieu(18).HRÂ„Iannetta(7),offSuarez. RBIsÂ„Iannetta(21). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„San Francisco1(Crawford)Colorado4(Story, Desmond3).RISPÂ„SanFrancisco0for1 Colorado3for8. RunnersmovedupÂ„Blackmon. GIDPÂ„Suarez. DPÂ„Colorado1(Arenado,Story,Valaika). SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Suarez,L,3-575 1106893.92 Watson12 0010221.60 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,6-382 0029933.90 Davis,S,25-2911 0011214.15 UmpiresÂ„Home,BillMillerFirst,Todd TichenorSecond,AlanPorterThird,Angel Hernandez. TÂ„2:15.AÂ„48,158(50,398).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox3,Nationals0: Struggling outÂ“elderJackieBradleyJr.drovein tworuns,EduardoRodriguezstruck outsixinsixscorelessinnings. Yankees6,Braves2: Giancarlo Stantonhitathree-runhomer,and CCSabathiapitchedsixeffective innings. Marlins3,Rays0: JoseUrenaand threerelieverscombinedona four-hitter,andMiamishookoffthe hangoverfroma16-inningloss. Cubs5,Tigers2: JavierBaezstole homeandWillsonContrerashitatiebreakinghomertoleadChicagopast Detroitforitssixthstraightvictory. Phillies4,Orioles1: AaronNolastuck outnineinsevensplendidinnings. Athletics4,Padres2: Stephen Piscottydoubledthreetimesandhad threeRBIforOakland.. Brewers3,Twins2: NateOrfhita solohomerinMilwaukeeÂstwo-run seventhaftergoinghitlessinhisÂ“rst sevenmajorleagueat-bats. Angels7,Mariners4: KoleCalhoun homeredanddroveinthreerunsas theAngelssnappedtheMarinersÂ eight-gamewinningstreak. Mets6,BlueJays3: ToddFrazier homeredduringaÂ“ve-runÂ“fthfor theMets. Rockies1,Giants0: TylerAnderson pitchedeightstellarinningsfor Colorado. Reds7,WhiteSox4: SalRomano droppeddownakeysuicidesqueeze duringasix-runfourthinning. Astros5,Rangers4,10innings: Evan GattishitasacriÂ“ceÂ”yinthe10th inningtoliftHouston. LATE ClevelandatKansasCity PittsburghatL.A.Dodgers St.LouisatArizonaTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiLopez(R)1-03.001-01-06.03.00 WashingtonHellickson(R)7:05p2-12.636-41-110.04.50 AtlantaFried(L)1-22.552-01-011.20.77 MilwaukeeChacin(R)8:10p6-33.7112-60-215.25.74 SanDiegoLauer(L)3-55.083-100-117.02.12 ArizonaMiller(R)9:40p0-211.420-20-28.211.42 St.LouisWeaver(R)4-75.368-91-115.18.22 SanFran.Cueto(R)10:15p3-00.844-12-019.00.95AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasGallardo(R)2-09.003-02-017.26.11 DetroitBoyd(L)7:10p4-64.188-80-213.09.69 BaltimoreCashner(R)2-84.484-120-016.02.25 MinnesotaSlegers(R)8:10p0-03.380-00-00.00.00 ChicagoRodon(L)1-34.551-41-219.25.03 HoustonVerlander(R)8:10p9-42.1210-80-218.14.91 LosAngelesBarria(R)5-43.405-60-214.15.65 SeattleGonzales(L)10:10p8-53.7711-61-221.15.06 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. VSOPP-PitcherÂsrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY5 1935: TonyCuccinellooftheDodgersandhisbrother Al:fortheGiants:eachhithomerunsinthesamegame tomarktheÂ“rsttimeinmajorleaguehistorythat brothersonopposingteamsconnectedforhomers. BrooklynbeatNewYork14-4. 1947: LarryDobybecametheÂ“rstblacktoplayinthe AmericanLeague.Hestruckoutasapinch-hitteras Clevelandlost6-5totheWhiteSox. 1987: MarkMcGwirebecametheÂ“rstrookietohit30 homersbeforetheAll-StarbreakandJoseCanseco homeredtwice,leadingtheOaklandAthleticstoa6-3 victoryovertheBostonRedSox. 1993: RickeyHendersonoftheOaklandAthletics openedbothgamesofadoubleheaderwithahomer tobecomethesecondplayertoaccomplishthefeat. HarryHooperoftheBostonRedSoxhomeredtostart bothgamesagainstWashingtononMay30,1913. 1998: TorontoÂsRogerClemensbecamethe11thpitcher inbaseballhistorytonotch3,000strikeoutsduringa 2-1winoverTampaBay. 1998: JuanGonzalezbecamethesecondplayertotop 100RBIsbeforetheAll-Starbreak,homeringintheÂ“rst andseventhinningsoffSeattleÂsRandyJohnsonto improvehismajorleague-leadingtotalto101. 1998: SanDiegoÂsAndyAshbythrewonly75pitchesfor a7-2completegamevictoryovertheColoradoRockies. Ashby,whoalsohadanRBIdouble,pitchedaÂ“ve-hitter,faced30batters,struckouttwoandwalkednone. 2000: LuisGonzalezbecametheÂ“rstplayerinfranchise historytohitforthecycleasArizonabeatHouston 12-9.200 4:EricGagneÂsstreakof84consecutivesaves endedwhenheblewatwo-runleadfortheLosAngeles Dodgers,whocamebacktobeattheArizonaDiamondbacks6-5in10innings. 2005: BostonÂsMannyRamirezhithis20thgrandslam ina7-4winoverTexas,passingEddieMurrayforsole possessionofsecondplaceonthecareerlist.Lou Gehrighit23. 2016: TheChicagoCubsbecametheÂ“rstteamsince the1976CincinnatiRedsÂBigRedMachinetohaveÂ“ve playersvotedasAll-StarGamestarterswhentheir entireinÂ“eldearnedthehonoralongwithcenterÂ“elder DexterFowler.FirstbasemanAnthonyRizzo,second basemanBenZobrist,shortstopAddisonRusselland thirdbasemanKrisBryantalsowereelected.Theonly otherteamtostartfourinÂ“elderswasthe1963St. LouisCardinals.TUESDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague Houston5,Texas3 Cleveland6,KansasCity4 Seattle4,L.A.Angels1 NationalLeague Colorado8,SanFrancisco1 Arizona4,St.Louis2 L.A.Dodgers8,Pittsburgh3 Interleague ChicagoCubs5,Detroit3 Milwaukee2,Minnesota0 Boston11,Washington4 N.Y.Yankees8,Atlanta5 Philadelphia3,Baltimore2 Toronto8,N.Y.Mets6 Chi.WhiteSox12,Cincinnati8,12inn. TampaBay9,Miami6,16inn. Oakland6,SanDiego2 FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatToronto,7:07p.m. OaklandatCleveland,7:10p.m. TexasatDetroit,7:10p.m. BaltimoreatMinnesota,8:10p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatHouston,8:10p.m. BostonatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. MiamiatWashington,7:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. AtlantaatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,9:40p.m. St.LouisatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague TampaBayatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. ColoradoatSeattle,10:10p.m.
The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Clearwater (Phillies) 9 3 .750 Â„ Lakeland (Tigers) 8 3 .727 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 6 6 .500 3 Daytona (Reds) 6 6 .500 3 Tampa (Yankees) 6 6 .500 3 Florida (Braves) 3 8 .273 5 South Division W L Pct. GB Fort Myers (Twins) 7 5 .583 Â„ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 7 6 .538 St. Lucie (Mets) 6 6 .500 1 Jupiter (Marlins) 5 7 .417 2 Charlotte (Rays) 5 7 .417 2 Bradenton (Pirates) 4 9 .308 3 WednesdayÂs Games Jupiter at Lakeland, 5 p.m. Palm Beach 11, Daytona 1 St. Lucie 3, Bradenton 2 Clearwater at Tampa, late Charlotte at Florida, ppd. Dunedin at Fort Myers, ppd. ThursdayÂs Games Daytona at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Dunedin at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. FridayÂs Games Charlotte at Clearwater, 6:15 p.m. Florida at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Tampa at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Dunedin at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Daytona, 7:05 p.m. Note: WednesdayÂs game between Charlotte and Florida was suspended due to rain with the Stone Crabs leading 4-2 in the 5th. It will be completed as part of a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -180 Miami +165 at Milwaukee Off Atlanta Off at Arizona -150 San Diego +140 at San Francisco -129 St. Louis +119American League at Houston -265 Chicago +235 at Detroit -105 Texas -105 at Minnesota Off Baltimore Off at Seattle -108 Los Angeles -102Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Signed SS Cadyn Grenier to a minor league contract. BOSTON RED SOX Â„ Optioned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Thornburg from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Signed OFs Steven Kwan and Korey Holland to minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Recalled OF Jim Adduci from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Optioned 1B AJ Reed to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned UT Kaleb Cowart to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed LHP Tyler Skaggs and OF Chris Young on the 10-day DL, Skaggs retroactive to July 1. Recalled OF Jabari Blush and RHP Deck McGuire from Salt Lake. Reinstated RHP Garrett Richards from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Placed INF Gleyber Torres on the 10-day DL, effective July 5. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Sent RHP Chris Archer to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Recalled RHP Chris Martin from Round Rock (PCL). Placed RHP Tony Barnette on the 10-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Assigned 3B Gio Urshela outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Optioned OF Michael Reed and RHP Evan Phillips to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnwett. CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment. Recalled C Victor Caratini from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Optioned OF-INF Brandon Dixon to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Tanner Rainey and LHP Cody Reed from Louisville. Traded RHPs Dylan Floro and Zach Neal and international signing bonus pool space to the Los Angeles Dodgers for RHPs James Marinan and Anerurys Zabala. Assigned Marinan to Billings (Pioneer) and Zabala to Dayton (MWL). MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Placed OF Lewis Brinson and RHP Sandy Alcantara on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Dillon Peters from New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Signed 2B Ryan Goins to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Placed RHP Joe Musg rove on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 30. Recalled LHP Josh Smoker from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Signed 3B Malcom Nunez and RHP Victor Villanueva to minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Placed RHP Kirby Yates on paternity leave. Optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso (PCL). Recalled RHP Luis Perdomo from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned RHP Pierce Johnson to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Designed LHP Tim Collins for assignment. Reinstated 1B Matt Adams from the 10-day DL.American Asso ciationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS Â„ Released C Derek Shomon and C Shelby Ford. Signed RHP Torey Deshazier. FARG0-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Â„ Signed RHP Brandon Barker. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Â„ Traded OF John Price Jr. to Gateway (Frontier) for future considerations. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Â„ Sold the contract of LHP James Buckelew to the Chicago Cubs. Signed RHP Marcus Crescentini. LINCOLN SALTDOGS Â„ Released OF Chad Hinshaw. Signed UT T.J. Bennett and RHP Dillon Sunnafrank. ST. PAUL SAINTS Â„ Released LHP Jeff Malm. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES Â„ Signed RHP Jake Esch. WICHITA WINGNUTS Â„ Announced INF Fernando Perez signed with Toros De Tijuana (Mexico). Signed INF Graylin Derke.Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS Â„ Released INF Gerald Bautista. ROCKLAND BOULDERS Â„ Released RHP Kagen Hopkins.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS Â„ Signed G Collin Sexton.FOOTBALLCanadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS Â„ Signed DL Mark Mackie and DB Brian Walker.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueSTOCKTON HEAT Â„ Named Joe Cirella assistant coach.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 11 4 4 37 40 23 New York Red Bulls 10 4 2 32 34 16 New York City FC 9 4 4 31 34 24 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Montreal 7 11 0 21 22 31 Philadelphia 6 8 3 21 21 25 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 10 3 15 27 34 D.C. United 2 7 4 10 21 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 2 5 35 28 19 Sporting Kansas City 9 3 5 32 31 18 Los Angeles FC 9 4 4 31 37 27 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Real Salt Lake 7 8 2 23 21 32 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 4 22 33 26 LA Galaxy 6 7 3 21 25 26 Minnesota United 6 10 1 19 23 33 Colorado 4 9 3 15 20 28 Seattle 3 9 3 12 13 21 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 29FC Dallas 1, Minnesota United 0June 30Portland 3, Seattle 2 Atlanta United FC 4, Orlando City 0 Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 New England 3, D.C. United 2 Chicago 3, New York City FC 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Philadelphia 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, San Jose 3, tieJuly 1New York Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 0 Colorado 1, Vancouver 0TuesdayÂs GameLos Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieWednesdayÂs GamesMinnesota United 4, Toronto FC 3 FC Dallas 3, Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle at Colorado, late Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, late D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, lateSaturdayÂs GamesOrlando City at Los Angeles FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at New England, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Houston, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 11 p.m.SundayÂs GameNew York at New York City FC, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 1 3 36 31 13 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Chicago 5 3 7 22 21 17 Utah 5 3 6 21 13 11 Portland 5 5 5 20 20 20 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 10 3 3 10 23 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 30North Carolina 3, Orlando 0 Utah 0, Seattle 0, tie Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieJuly 1Chicago 2, Washington 0WednesdayÂs GameChicago at North Carolina, lateFridayÂs GameUtah at Portland, 11 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesChicago at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10 p.m.Wednesday, July 11Washington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 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 Eastern SECOND ROUND (ROUND OF 16) June 30 At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1July 1 At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)July 2 At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.At Kazan, RussiaBrazil vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Saturday At Samara, RussiaSweden vs. England, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaRussia vs. Croatia, 2 p.m.SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 10 At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance-Uruguay winner vs. Brazil-Belgium winner, 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 At MoscowSweden-England winner vs. Russia-Croatia winner, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemiÂ“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemiÂ“ nals winners, 11 a.m.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 10 6 .625 Â„ Connecticut 10 7 .588 Atlanta 8 8 .500 2 Chicago 6 11 .353 4 New York 5 12 .294 5 Indiana 2 16 .111 9WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBPhoenix 13 5 .722 Â„ Seattle 13 5 .722 Â„ Los Angeles 12 6 .667 1 Minnesota 10 7 .588 2 Dallas 8 8 .500 4 Las Vegas 6 12 .333 7TuesdayÂs GamesSeattle 77, New York 62 Indiana 71, Minnesota 59 Dallas 108, Chicago 85 Connecticut 73, Los Angeles 72WednesdayÂs GamesNone scheduledTodayÂs GamesNew York at Washington, 7 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Chicago at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.FridayÂs GameSeattle at Atlanta, 7 p.m. TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONWednesday results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):MenÂs Singles Second RoundRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 13-11. Adrian Mannarino (22), France, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Sam Querrey (11), United States, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3. Gael MonÂ“ ls, France, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). Mackenzie Mcdonald, United States, def. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9. Dennis Novak, Austria, def. Lucas Pouille (17), France, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2. Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. John Millman, Australia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). Radu Albot, Moldova, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3.WomenÂs Singles Second Round Karolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-3, 6-3. Mihaela Buzarnescu (29), Romania, def. Katie Swan, Britain, 6-0, 6-3. Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, def. Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-4, 6-0. Venus Williams (9), United States, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Vera Lapko, Belarus, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 6-3. Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 7-5, 6-4. Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany, 6-2, 6-2. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Viktoriya Tomova, Bulgaria, 6-1, 6-4. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Madison Keys (10), United States, def. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 6-4, 6-3. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Madison Brengle, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (32), Poland, 7-5, 6-4. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Caroline Wozniacki (2), Denmark, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.MenÂs Doubles First Round Ken Skupski, Britain and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Ilia Bozoljac, Serbia and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Matthew Ebden, Australia and Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany and Benoit Paire, France, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Nicolas Mahut, France and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (4), France, def. Marco Cecchinato, Italy and Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic and Andres Molteni, Argentina, def. Maximilian Marterer, Germany and Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Fabrice Martin, France and Purav Raja, India, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 4-6, 11-9. Antonio Sancic, Croatia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, def. Taro Daniel, Japan and Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Rajeev Ram, United States and Ivan Dodig (10), Croatia, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (15), Britain, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany and Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Liam Broady, Britain and Scott Clayton, Britain, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States and Jackson Withrow, United States, 7-5, 6-3, 7-5. Marcel Granollers, Spain and Pablo Cuevas (11), Uruguay, def. Andre Begemann, Germany and Yasutaka Uchiyama, Japan, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7). Jonathan Erlich, Israel and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Jonathan Eysseric, France and Hugo Nys, France, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8).WomenÂs Doubles First Round Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-2, 6-4. Sachia Vickery, United States and SoÂ“ a Kenin, United States, def. Nicola Geuer, Germany and Viktorija Golubic, Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Monica Niculescu (13), Romania, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia and Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 7-5. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan and Lucie Hradecka (14), Czech Republic, def. Katie Boulter, Britain and Katie Swan, Britain, 6-3, 6-2. Christina McHale, United States and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, def. Asia Muhammad, United States and Naomi Broady, Britain, 7-5, 7-6 (3). Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico and Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Bogdan, Romania and Kaitlyn Christian, United States, def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus and Ying-Ying Duan, China, 6-3, 6-4. Shuko Aoyama, Japan and Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Darija Jurak, Croatia and Qiang Wang, China, 6-2, 6-3. Xinyun Han, China and Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia and Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-0, 6-0. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia and Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Maria Irigoyen, Argentina and Carina Witthoeft, Germany, 6-4, 6-3.GOLFUPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR A MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSite: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Course: The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC). Yardage: 7,286. Par: 70. Purse: $7.3 million. WinnerÂs share: $1,314,000. Television: Today-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Xander Schauffele. Last week: Francesco Molinari won the Quicken Loans National. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: The tournament changed its name to reÂ” ect a military theme. ... This will be the last time the tournament is held in the summer. It originally was scheduled to move to the fall, assuming it continues. ... This is only the eighth time the tournament is being held. It was canceled in 2016 because of record Â” ooding. ... Phil Mickelson, who is an ambassador and makes TV commercials pitching the resort as a place for families, is in the Â“ eld. This starts three straight tournaments for Mickelson through the British Open. ... Bubba Watson, who already has three victories this year on the PGA Tour, has a summer home at The Greenbrier and is playing the tournament. ... Webb Simpson originally planned to have his wife, Dowd, caddie for him this week. ThatÂs no longer the case because she is pregnant with their Â“ fth child. ... The leading four players from the top 12 not already eligible for the British Open will get a spot at Carnoustie. ... Stuart Appleby won the inaugural tournament in 2010 by closing with a 59. Appleby and David Duval are the only players with sub-60 scores in the Â“ nal round to win on the PGA Tour. Next week: John Deere Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com EUROPEAN TOUR DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSite: Donegal, Ireland. Course: BallylifÂ“ n GC. Yardage: 7,462. Par: 72. Purse: $7 million. WinnerÂs share: $1,666,667. Television: Today-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jon Rahm. Last week: Alex Noren won the French Open. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: Rory McIlroyÂs foundation is the host of the tournament, and the Â“ eld has strengthened in recent years, though it features only two from the top 10 in the world in McIlroy and Rahm. ... Rahm won the Â“ rst of his three European Tour events last year. ... This is the Â“ rst time the Irish Open has been held at BallylifÂ“ n since 2000, when Patrik Sjoland won. ... Ben Crenshaw is the only American to win the Irish Open, in 1976 when it was held at Portmarnock. ... McIlroy won the Irish Open two years ago when it was held at The K Club. ... Patrick Reed has been atop the Race to Dubai standings since winning the Masters. ... NorenÂs victory in the French Open was his seventh in the last four years. The leading three players from the top 10 not already eligible will get into the British Open. Next week: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Online: www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR THORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSICSite: Oneida, Wis. Course: Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Yardage: 6,624. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. WinnerÂs share: $300,000. Television: Today-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Katherine Kirk. Last week: Sung Hyun Park won the KPMG WomenÂs PGA Championship. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: Sung Hyun Park, fresh off her second major, is playing this week. Also playing are Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Nasa Hataoka and Lydia Ko. ... South Korea will be the No. 1 seed for the UL International Crown later this year, featuring a four-player team of Sung Hyun Park, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu and I.K. Kim, who earned the fourth spot with her tie for eighth at the WomenÂs PGA. They have combined for 12 majors. ... Hataoka already has earned $932,952, with $590,806 of that coming in the last two weeks after a victory in Arkansas and a playoff loss in the WomenÂs PGA. The Japanese star is 31 under in her last seven rounds. ... Charley Hull of England is the only player to register top 10s in all three LPGA majors this year. She tied for 10th in the U.S. WomenÂs Open, tied for sixth in the ANA Inspiration and shot 67 on Sunday to move into a tie for sixth in the WomenÂs PGA. ... Sung Hyun Park and Ariya Jutanugarn are the only multiple winners on the LPGA Tour this year. Next week: Marathon Classic. Online: www.lpga.com WEB.COM TOUR LECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESite: Findley Lake, N.Y. Course: PeekÂn Peak Resort (Upper Course). Yardage: 7,058. Par: 72. Purse: $600,000. WinnerÂs share: $108,000. Television: Today-Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Chesson Hadley. Last week: Anders Albertson won the Lincoln Land Championship. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Utah Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLast week: David Toms won the U.S. Senior Open. Next week: Constellation Senior Players Championship. Charles Schwab Cup leader: David Toms. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions2017-18 PGA TOUR WINNERS/SCHEDULEOct. 5-8 Â„ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele) Oct. 12-15 Â„ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez) Oct. 19-22 Â„ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas) Oct. 26-29 Â„ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose) Oct. 26-29 Â„ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan Armour) Nov. 2-5 Â„ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick Cantlay) Nov. 9-12 Â„ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire) Nov. 16-19 Â„ RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Austin Cook) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Â„ Hero World Challenge (Rickie Fowler) Dec. 8-10 Â„ QBE Shootout (Sean OÂHair, Steve Stricker) Jan. 4-7 Â„ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin Johnson) Jan. 11-14 Â„ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire) Jan. 18-21 Â„ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm) Jan. 25-28 Â„ Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (South, North), San Diego (Jason Day) Feb. 1-4 Â„ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary Woodland) Feb. 8-11 Â„ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.) Feb. 15-18 Â„ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 22-25 Â„ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas) March 1-4 Â„ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson) March 8-11 Â„ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey) March 15-18 Â„ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy) March 21-25 Â„ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Bubba Watson) March 22-25 Â„ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett) March 29-April 1 Â„ Houston Open (Ian Poulter) April 5-8 Â„ The Masters (Patrick Reed) April 12-15 Â„ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira) April 19-22 Â„ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry) April 26-29 Â„ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy) May 3-6 Â„ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day) May 10-13 Â„ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson) May 17-20 Â„ AT&T Byron Nelson (Aaron Wise) May 24-27 Â„ Fort Worth Invitational (Justin Rose) May 31-June 3 Â„ Memorial Tournament (Bryson DeChambeau) June 7-10 Â„ FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) June 14-17 Â„ U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) June 21-24 Â„ T ravelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. June 28-July 1 Â„ The National, TBA July 5-8 Â„ The Greenbrier Classic, The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. July 12-15 Â„ John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. July 19-22 Â„ British Open, Carnoustie GC, Carnoustie, Scotland July 19-22 Â„ Barbasol Championship, Robert Trent Jones Trail (Grand National Lake), Auburn, Ala. July 26-29 Â„ RBC Canadian Open, Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario Aug. 2-5 Â„ WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio Aug. 2-5 Â„ Barracuda Championship, Montreux Golf and CC, Reno, Nev. Aug. 9-12 Â„ PGA Championship, Bellerive CC, St. Louis Aug. 16-19 Â„ Wyndham Championship, SedgeÂ“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 23-26 Â„ The Northern Trust, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Â„ Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 6-9 Â„ BMW Championship, Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 20-23 Â„ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 28-30 Â„ Ryder Cup, Le Golf National (Albatross Course), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FranceAUTO RACINGUPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP COKE ZERO SUGAR 400Site: Daytona Beach, Florida. Schedule: Thursday, practice, 2:05 & 4:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Friday, qualifying, 4:10 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, race, 7 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Daytona International Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps. Last year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won after starting sixth. Last race: Kyle Busch took the checkered Â” ag at Chicagoland for the Â“ fth time in 2018. Fast facts: Busch and Kevin Harvick each have Â“ ve wins in their Â“ rst 17 starts of the season. ThatÂs only happened one other time since 1977, as Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson had Â“ ve victories by this point in the season in 2010. ...The last six races at Daytona have been determined by less than a half-second, and a 2007 race was the third closest since the inception of electronic scoring and timing. Jamie McMurray beat Kyle Busch by 0.005 seconds 11 years ago. ... William Byron leads Bubba Wallace by 37 points in the rookie of the year standings. Next race: Quaker State 400, July 14, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY COCA-COLA FIRECRACKER 250Site: Daytona Beach, Florida Schedule: Thursday, practice, 1:05 & 3:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Friday, qualifying, 2:10 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Daytona International Speedway. Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. Last year: William Byron won at Daytona, his second straight victory. Last race: Kyle Larson won at Chicagoland from the pole. Fast facts: The last six series races at Daytona have produced six different winners. ...JR Motorsports has taken Â“ rst in Â“ ve of the last nine events at the track, including Tyler Reddick earlier this season. ...Cole Custer is atop the series standings for the Â“ rst time in his career. Custer is three points ahead of Daniel Hemric and four points better than Elliott Sadler. ...Justin Haley will make his series debut in the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Next race: Alsco 300, July 13, Kentucky Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast race: Brett MofÂ“ tt won for the second time in three starts at Chicagoland. Next race: Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, July 12, Kentucky Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com VERIZON INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300Site: Newton, Iowa Schedule: Saturday, practice, 11:15 a.m., qualifying, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 6:45 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.894 miles) Race distance: 268.2 miles, 300 laps. Last year: Former series star Helio Castroneves took Â“ rst at Iowa. Last race: Josef Newgarden won for the third time in 2018 at Road America. Fast facts: Iowa will be the fourth oval race of the season. Newgarden (Phoenix), Will Power (Indianapolis) and Scott Dixon (Texas) won the Â“ rst three. ... Ryan Hunter-Reay is the only active driver to take Â“ rst at Iowa more than once. He won in 2012, 2014 and 2015. ... No pole sitter has won in Newton in 11 tries. ... Matheus Leist took the Indy Lights race at Iowa in 2017 after starting 10th. Next race: Honda Indy Toronto, July 15, Streets of Toronto, Toronto. Online: www.indycar.com FORMULA ONE BRITISH GRAND PRIXSite: Silverstone, England Schedule: Friday, practice, 5 & 9 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 6 a.m., qualifying, 9 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9:10 a.m. Track: Silverstone Circuit (3.66 miles). Race distance: 190.3 miles, 52 laps. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won from the pole on his home track. Last race: Max Verstappen won his Â“ rst race of the season in Austria. Fast facts: Hamilton, Valterri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo were among six drivers whose races ended early last week. Those issues helped shake up the standings, with Sebastian Vettel vaulting over Hamilton for Â“ rst place. But VettelÂs lead is by just one point (146-145). ... McLaren racing director Eric Boullier resigned this week after the team notched just four points in the last four races. Next race: German Grand Prix, July 22, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Online: www.formula1.com NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING NEW ENGLAND NATIONALSSite: Epping, New Hampshire. Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 5 & 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 & 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Â“ nals, 3:37 p.m. Track: New England Dragway Last year: Brittany Force won in New Hampshire in early June 2017. Last race: Blake Alexander claimed his Â“ rst career win in Top Fuel in Ohio. Fast facts: Alexander qualiÂ“ ed 12th and beat Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher and Leah Pritchett before entering his second career Â“ nal round, where he took down Terry McMillen. ... Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed victories in Norwalk two weeks ago. It was the second win of the season for Hagan, a two-time world champion. Next race: Mile High Nationals, July 20-22, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colorado. Online: www.nhra.com OTHER RACESWORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday & Saturday; FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wisconsin. Online: www.woosprint.comCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 Â„ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lÂIleÂ„ Fontenay-le-Comte, Â” at (201km-124.9 miles) July 8 Â„ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-GermainÂ„ La Roche-sur-Yon, Â” at (182.5-113.4) July 9 Â„ Stage 3: CholetÂ„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22.1) July 10 Â„ Stage 4: La BauleÂ„Sarzeau, Â” at (195-121.2) July 11 Â„ Stage 5: LorientÂ„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) July 12 Â„ Stage 6: BrestÂ„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) July 13 Â„ Stage 7: FougeresÂ„Chartres, Â” at (231-143.5) July 14 Â„ Stage 8: DreuxÂ„Amiens Metropole, Â” at (181-112.5) July 15 Â„ Stage 9: Arras CitadelleÂ„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 Â„ Rest: Annecy July 17 Â„ Stage 10: AnnecyÂ„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) July 18 Â„ Stage 11: AlbertvilleÂ„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.5-67.4) July 19 Â„ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les ArcsÂ„Alpe dÂHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1) July 20 Â„ Stage 13: Bourg dÂOisansÂ„Valence, Â” at (169.5-105.3) July 21 Â„ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateauxÂ„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) July 22 Â„ Stage 15: MillauÂ„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8) July 23 Â„ Rest: Carcassonne July 24 Â„ Stage 16: CarcassonneÂ„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5) July 25 Â„ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-LuchonÂ„ Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4) July 26 Â„ Stage 18: Trie-sur-BaiseÂ„Pau, Â” at (171-106.3) July 27 Â„ Stage 19: LourdesÂ„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6) July 28 Â„ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-NivelleÂ„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3) July 29 Â„ Stage 21: HouillesÂ„Paris ChampsElysees, Â” at (116-72.1) Total Â„ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 milesPRO FOOTBALLNFLTRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATESRookie and veteran reporting datesAMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEBALTIMORE RAVENS Â„ Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18) BUFFALO BILLS Â„ St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25) CINCINNATI BENGALS Â„ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25) CLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25) DENVER BRONCOS Â„ UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27) HOUSTON TEXANS Â„ The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Â„ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Â„ Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Â„ Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25) LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Â„ Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27) MIAMI DOLPHINS Â„ Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25) NEW YORK JETS Â„ Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26) OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26) PITTSBURGH STEELERS Â„ Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25) TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCEARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27) ATLANTA FALCONS Â„ Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26) CAROLINA PANTHERS Â„ Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25) CHICAGO BEARS Â„ Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19) DALLAS COWBOYS Â„ Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25) DETROIT LIONS Â„ Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26) GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25) LOS ANGELES RAMS Â„ UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25) MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn. (July 24; July 27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Â„ New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25) NEW YORK GIANTS Â„ Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Â„ NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Â„ SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Â„ Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Â„ One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25) WASHINGTON REDSKINS Â„ Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25)CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Hamilton 2 1 0 4 83 66 Montreal 1 2 0 2 43 95 Ottawa 1 1 0 2 54 41 Toronto 0 2 0 0 26 68 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Calgary 3 0 0 6 93 35 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 95 90 B.C. 1 1 0 2 44 51 Saskatchewan 1 2 0 2 61 82 Winnipeg 1 2 0 2 103 74TodayÂs GameHamilton at Saskatchewan, 9 p.m.FridayÂs GameOttawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesEdmonton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. BC at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.Thursday, July 12Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 13Toronto at Edmonton, 9 p.m.Saturday, July 14Winnipeg at BC, 10 p.m.BOXINGSCHEDULEJuly 7At Astana, Kazakhstan, Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altun kaya, 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; Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, 10, weltereweights; Andy Vences vs. Frank De Alba, 10, junior lightweights; Andy Ruiz vs. Kevin Johnson, 10, heavyweights.July 13At Kobe, Japan, Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Vic Saludar, 12, for YamanakaÂs WBO strawweight title; Reiya Konishi vs. Orlie Silvestre, 12, for the WBO Asia PaciÂ“ c junior Â” yweight title. At Los Angeles (ESPN), Joet Gonzalez vs. Rafael Rivera, 10, featherweights.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; Muhammad Farkhan vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi, 10, light heavyweights. At Offenburg, Germany; Tyron Zeuge vs. Rocky Fielding, 12, for ZeugeÂs WBA super middleweight title At London, George G roves vs. Callum Smith, 12, for G rovesÂ WBA super middleweight title (World Boxing Super Series Â“ nal). At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (ESPN), Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 12, for PrograisÂ WBC interim junior welterweight title; TeoÂ“ mo Lopez vs. William Silva, 10, lightweights.July 20At WinnaVegas Casino (SHO), Sloan, Iowa, Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez, 10, welterweights.July 21At Moscow, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev, 12, for undisputed cruiserweight title (World Boxing Super Series Â“ nal). At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (HBO), Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith, 12, for MunguiaÂ s WBO junior middleweight title; Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah, 12, for MachadoÂs WBA junior lightweight title.July 28At Kissimmee, Fla., Christopher Diaz vs. Masayuki Ito, 12, for vacant WBO junior lightweight title; Carlos Adames vs. Artemio Reyes, 10, welterweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (SHO), Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr., 12, for GarciaÂs WBC lightweight title and EasterÂs IBF lightweight title.Aug. 3At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. At Albuquerque, N.M. (ESPN2), Antonio Orozco vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, 10, junior welterweights.Aug. 4At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for 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; Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba, 12, for BivolÂs WBA light heavyweight title.Aug. 16At Tokyo, Ryosuke Iwasa vs. T.J. Doheny, 12, for IwasaÂs IBF junior featherweight title.Aug. 18At Cebu City, Philippines, Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte, 12, for vacant WBO junior bantamweight title. At Belfast, Northern Ireland: Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson, 12, for FramptonÂs WBO interim featherweight title; Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes, 12, for RosalesÂ WBC Â” yweight title.Sept. 15At T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (PPV), Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, for GolovkinÂs WBC and WBA middleweight titles.CALENDARMLBJuly 6 Â„ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 17 Â„ All-Star Game, Washington, D.C. July 29 Â„ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Â„ Last day to trade a player without securin g waivers.
By GRAHAM DUNBARAssociated PressMOSCOW Â„ After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown soccerÂs best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early. Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup winner who first took home FIFAÂs top individual award. Cutting out the playacting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday. ÂWe need players like Neymar,ÂŽ said the former West Germany captain, who won the inaugural FIFA world player award in 1991. ÂBut not with this acting what he was doing now in each game.ÂŽ A debate about Neymar faking injury and overreacting to tackles is polarizing opinion between European outrage and Brazilian defense. Former England forward Alan Shearer called NeymarÂs behavior Âabsolutely patheticÂŽ in a British broadcast Monday. NeymarÂs theatrics distracted from BrazilÂs 2-0 win over Mexico that took the five-time champion into the quarterfinals. ÂThe criticism is nonsens e,ÂŽ Brazil great Ronaldo told reporters Wednesday. ÂI am against all these opinions you mentioned. I donÂt think referees have been protecting him enough.ÂŽ Ronaldo, a three-time winner of FIFAÂs best player award, and Matthaeus spoke at a briefing about the individual accolade that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won five times each in the past decade. With Portugal and Argentina both leaving Russia in the round of 16, the award seems open for a new winner to emerge. ÂSure, Neymar Â„ when he will win the World Cup,ÂŽ said Matthaeus. ÂYou have to win titles with your team.ÂŽ Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russia after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga. NeymarÂs absence since February with a foot injury was barely a blip for Paris Saint-GermainÂs procession to win the French league. ÂItÂs easy to win the title in France,ÂŽ Matthaeus said. ÂFor me, Neymar this season, he did not show until now he can be the best.ÂŽ The German great picked out another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe of France, England captain Harry Kane and Croatia captain Luka Modric as potential candidates for the FIFA award when voting opens July 23. The winner announced in London on Sept. 24 is judged by a vote by national team coaches and captains, plus media from FIFAÂs 211 member countries, and fans voting online. It is separate from the Golden Ball given to the World CupÂs best player. Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential winner Â„ noting that he himself won the FIFA award after an injury-hit season that peaked with BrazilÂs World Cup title. RonaldoÂs eight goals in Japan and South Korea included both in the final, a 2-0 win over Germany. ÂThe results for Neymar with the national team are incredible and heÂs still not at his best,ÂŽ Ronaldo said. Matthaeus suggested an 11th year of Messi-Ronaldo dominance is likely. ÂI give them maybe one or two years more,ÂŽ he said, Âthen there will come a change for this award.ÂŽBy GERALD IMRAYAssociated PressNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Â„ First, it was his hand. Then, his teeth. Luis SuarezÂs feet and football ability are yet to take center stage for Uruguay at a World Cup. Maybe this time, now that his head is right. Like Barcelona teammate and close friend Lionel Messi, Suarez could be playing for his World Cup legacy in Russia. At best he has three games left, starting with FridayÂs quarterfinal against France. MessiÂs failures at the World Cup have been well documented. SuarezÂs experiences have been far rawer. At both his previous tournaments, the Uruguay striker hasnÂt just left disappointed, heÂs left in disgrace, labeled a cheat in one and the worldÂs dirtiest player in the other. ÂYou mature, you learn things and you live in the present,ÂŽ Suarez said at UruguayÂs team base in Russia in the buildup to the France game. In South Africa in 2010, SuarezÂs defining act was to block a goal-bound header from Ghana with his hand in the dying seconds of extra time in their quarterfinal. Suarez was sent off for the intentional handball but Ghana missed the resulting penalty. SuarezÂs clear cheating and wild celebrations on the side of the field incensed a continent as it helped Uruguay reach the semifinals at the expense of AfricaÂs last hope. Four years ago in Brazil, there was an even more shocking exit: Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a group game Â„ leaving visible teeth marks in ChielliniÂs left shoulder Â„ and FIFA banned him for nine matches and four months, ending his tournament. It was the third time Suarez had been banned for biting an opponent. Suarez, now 31, is back for another go at the World Cup, maybe his last. At UruguayÂs base he appeared unaffected by his ignominious history at the tournament, answering questions from journalists about previous disciplinary breakdowns with no outward signs of discomfort. There seemed to be no attempts to hide anything, either. Suarez has taken steps to address his on-field behavior for Uruguay, he said, with the help of Oscar Tabarez, the coach and former teacher who has been in charge for SuarezÂs entire international career. ÂTabarez helps a lot. HeÂs one of the best coaches in the world because of his personality, the way he helps players,ÂŽ Suarez said. ÂPersonally, he has helped me a lot. Before games, he always talks to me about what goes on in my head. ThatÂs important to me. That talk I have with him is important.ÂŽ For over a decade, Tabarez has worked to develop a specific team mantra in the Uruguay squad, putting emphasis on humility, work ethic and respect for others. That has manifested itself at the teamÂs World Cup base in Russia, a sports center on the outskirts of Nizhny Novgorod where the playersÂ accommodation is more like school dormitories than five-star luxury. From the camp, stories emerge of UruguayÂs best players and biggest stars being asked to clear away their own plates and cutlery after meals, wash their own boots, carry training equipment to and from the field, and, in a nod to plain good manners, start press conferences by greeting journalists with a Âgood morningÂŽ or Âgood afternoon.ÂŽ Suarez also spoke about the ÂserenityÂŽ Tabarez brought to the squad and referred to himself, once the troublemaker, as now a veteran and a role model. ÂNow IÂm one of the oldest, an example ... the younger ones look up to us,ÂŽ Suarez said. ÂYou get nervous (in games), but at the same time you are one of the ones who has to remain calm. You have to set a good example to the younger ones. You have learned how to handle these situations.ÂŽ Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Thursday, July 5, 2018 / The SunWORLD CUP: Belgium vs. BrazilAP PHOTOUruguayÂs Luis Suarez celebrates after the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. WORLD CUP: UruguayAfter the hand and the bite, Suarez gets his head right AP PHOTOBelgiumÂs Nacer Chadli, second right, celebrates after scoring during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan Monday in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. By PAN PYLASAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia Â„ To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time winner has been eliminated by European sides in the three subsequent competitions. Brazil lost to France and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and was humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals four years ago at home. Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. Not only has Belgium not won any of its games against South American teams in the knockout stages, it hasnÂt even managed to score a goal. Most recently, Belgium lost 1-0 to Argentina in the 2014 quarterfinals. The core of that side remains in place in Russia, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterattack in the final seconds of injury time. Everyone knew about the array of talent running through the Belgium side, from Thibaut Courtois in goal to Kevin De Bruyne in midfield and Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku up front. The main questions following disappointing defeats in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship centered on the teamÂs character. That 3-2 victory over Japan was the first time a team has overcome a two-goal deficit to win outright since West Germany beat England in 1970, and the first to do it in regulation since Portugal came from three down to beat North Korea in 1966. It has fueled confidence inside the Belgium camp that it can deal with adversity and make the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986. ÂMaybe itÂs this sort of match that we neede d for the future,ÂŽ said Hazard, the captain.BelgiumÂs scorers take on BrazilÂs greedy defenseAP PHOTOBrazilÂs Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho after scoring Monday in Samara, Russia. WORLD CUP: Best PlayerNeymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA awardAP PHOTOFranceÂs Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring Saturday in Kazan, Russia. By SAMUEL PETREQUINAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia Â„ Four years after BrazilÂs humiliation at its home World Cup, Thiago Silva is back to his best in Russia, a country where his then-burgeoning career was almost tragically cut short years ago. The 33-year-old Brazil center back Â„ who is nicknamed ÂO MonstroÂŽ for his exceptional physical abilities Â„ is probably playing in his final World Cup, and he has been enjoying a perfect tournament so far. While forward Neymar attracted negative comments for his antics on the field, Silva has been irreproachable. The captain arguably has been the best center back of the tournament, alongside Uruguay captain Diego Godin. Like Uruguay, Brazil has conceded only one goal in Russia so far, from a set piece in its opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland And the SelecaoÂs rivals have managed only five shots on target in their four matches against the five-time champions. Silva has been playing a key role in helping Brazil achieve those impressive statistics, anchoring the defense with authority and class. During the 2-0 win against Mexico that guaranteed Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals for the seventh consecutive time, Silva was decisive both in the air and on the ground, blocked several shots and made two clearances. ÂItÂs a huge joy to be doing an excellent cup and to be growing with every game,ÂŽ Silva said. ÂIÂm happy about my performance, and the performance of the team.ÂŽ Happiness and joy have been hard to come by during some stretches of SilvaÂs career. The native of Rio de Janeiro went through hard times after BrazilÂs 7-1 loss to Germany at the last World Cup. Silva did not play in that game because he was suspended, but he was harshly criticized and branded a cry baby for his emotional outbursts as he was pictured in tears before a penalty shootout against Chile in the round of 16.WORLD CUP: BrazilÂO MonstroÂ Thiago Silva back to his best in World Cup
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Photo providedKurtis Bowersox caught and released this huge snook on Venice Beach using a freelined mullet. WEEKLY MAGAZINE BoatingAnd Fishing.com Facebook.com/ WaterLineMagazine23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980CUST. SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300PUBLISHERCAPT. JOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comMARKETINGAdvertising ManagerStacie Goldberg941-206-1006SGoldberg@sun-herald.comAdvertising SalesLaura Speer 941-205-6405Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comBoatersÂ Bargains 941-429-3110 CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Capt. Karl Butigian Pam DeFouw Capt. Rex Gudgel Capt. Van Hubbard Robin Jenkins, DVM Robert Lugiewicz Capt. Mike Myers Dana Ruque Chandler Smith Chef Tim Spain Betty Staugler Capt. Cayle Wills Produced & printed by Adams Publishing Group NOTE: Opinions of our writers do not necessarily reect those of the publisher or Adams Publishing Group. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVER TABLE OF CONTENTS Water temperature plays a huge role in summertime bass fishing. When you decide to target bass and where will play a big role in determining the success of your day. AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR Â€ CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Salty thoughts ...............................................................................................Page 8 THE FISH COACH Â€ CAPT. JOSH OLIVE Saltwater panfish ...........................................................................................Page 9 ANGLING 101 Â€ ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Stay out of my spot ......................................................................................Page 12 ANGLING 201 Â€ CAPT. CAYLE WILLS LetÂs talk clean water ...................................................................................Page 13 A LIFE ON THE WATER Â€ CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Blame or solution? .......................................................................................Page 14 PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER Â€ ROBIN JENKINS, DVM Meet Bodhi ..................................................................................................Page 15 ASK YOUR SEA GRANT AGENT Â€ BETTY STAUGLER The Coriolis effect .........................................................................................Page 16 Sleuthing leads to new opah species ...........................................................Page 18 SLACK TIDES ...........................................................................................Page 20 TOURNAMENT BASSINÂ GREG BARTZ Page 17 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 3 TIDE CHARTS | Page 4 FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 5 FISH FINDER | Page 6 MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 7 READER PHOTOS | Pages 10,11 SEAFOOD RECIPES | Pages 17,19 FISH PROFILES | Page 18 BOATING CLASSES | Page 19 SOLUNAR TABLES | Page 19 REGULAR FEATURES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CAPT. JOSH: Love the publication. Keep up the good and interesting eort. I have a question. I live in the Southwind condos on the corner of Bal Harbor and West Marion in PGI. We have something of a bay between us and FishermanÂs Village. We have lots of aquatic activity in the area. Lately I have noticed that we are getting huge amounts of sh roiling around just under the surface in short blasts of activity. Any idea whatÂs going on? Each eruption looks like a pot of wildly boiling water and lasts for a few seconds up to 15 to 20 seconds. The sh are just under the surface, however, because of the current water conditions, we cannot see what kind of sh they are or what they are doing. Â„ Ames Seefeld AMES: There are a lot of dierent sh that could be making that ruckus, but thereÂs one that I think is most likely. With red tide present in the lower pats of the Harbor and along the ICW, a lot of sh have moved into the upper Harbor where itÂs too fresh for red tide right now (to survive, the red tide organism needs salty water). Because of that, weÂve been seeing reports of many species caught farther up the river mouth than they usually are in the summer. What youÂre seeing is predatory sh attacking smaller sh, sometimes referred to as blitzing or busting bait. Almost any schooling predator could be responsible: Spanish mackerel, ladysh, bluesh and tarpon would all be reasonable guesses. However, IÂll put my money on jack crevalle, which are the sh best known for such attacks in the mouth of the river. The school of baitsh might be bay anchovies (commonly called glass minnows), scaled sardines (commonly called whitebait, greenbacks or pilchards), Atlantic thread herring (threadns) or even menhaden. What happens below the dark waterÂs surface is the jacks dart beneath the school, causing the little sh to contract tightly together near the surface. This is called a bait ball, and it provides a form of protection by making it dicult for a hungry sh to separate out any single baitsh. To counteract this defense, the predators charge en masse right into the bait ball, causing the little sh to scatter in fear. Each hunter grabs as many as possible before they group up again. If sh could scream, youÂd probably be horried by the carnage thatÂs happening in front of you. Since they canÂt, we toss baits right into the melee and hope to get hooked up on a big one. ItÂs a lot of fun Â„ as long as you donÂt think about it from a baitshÂs point of view. Â„ Capt. Josh Olive, WaterLine PublisherIf you have a comment or question for WaterLine, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com.Letters are welcome on any outdoor-related subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters may be edited for length as well as grammar and spelling. We reserve the right to refuse any letter not signed with the writerÂs full name. Slanderous or libelous material will not be published. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse. The opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. WaterLine and Adams Publishing Group take no responsibility for the content of these letters. Human nature is to overreact or underreact. Rarely do we take a properly measured approach to anything. And so it is with the red tide bloom killing Â“sh in Southwest Florida. The overreaction is predictable and expected. Everything in the Harbor is dead! Our Â“shing is ruined for a generation, or maybe forever! Gnashing or teeth, rending of garments! In a few weeks or months, when the red tide bloom subsides, almost everyone will forget. How can that be? Well, most people have already forgotten the huge mullet kill in Punta Gorda in December of 2016. The only folks who seem to remember are the ones whose backyards reeked of death for a couple weeks. What about the repeated October blooms that hammered spawning redÂ“sh? Mostly forgotten Â„ though everyone complains about a lack of reds. Unless itÂs an active crisis, we tend to just ignore the problem. But it never goes away. Red tide is always there, waiting for the right conditions to explode. WeÂre always here, creating huge amounts of nutrients from residential and agricultural fertilizer runo and waste products produced by ourselves and our pets and livestock. When the problem can be ignored, we ignore it. ThatÂs the real problems here. We pay no attention to the glowing coals until something dumps a gallon of gas on them. When the Â“re Â”ares, we get upset and demand something be done. Then the gas burns itself out and we settle back into our easy chairs. But as long as the coals stay hot, thereÂs going to be Â”ames again. ItÂs guaranteed. And so is the inevitable overreaction. What we need to do is carry this feeling with us. Remember what it felt like when you Â“rst heard about thousands of dead snook on the beaches just as they were getting ready to spawn. DonÂt forget that hollow feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. Keep it, and cultivate it Â„ donÂt let that Â“re in your belly go out. ItÂs what will motivate you to do the things that need to be done. Which are Âƒ what, exactly, besides crying into our beers? This problem is of our own creation. Yes, red tide has always happened. Yes, red tide will always happen, no matter what we do. ItÂs supposed to happen. But like most other natural disasters, itÂs supposed to be rare. The part weÂve played has been to add things to the water that arenÂt supposed to be there. And weÂre really good at it. We dump phosphorus (from fertilizer and mining operations) and nitrogen (mostly from partially treated sewage) into our ground and surface waters. ThatÂs bad. Then, to make things much worse, we concentrate that water and direct it into the estuary and sea. What do you think stormwater drainage means? It means we dump water into the Harbor and the Gulf. When you see water Â”owing by in a drainage ditch, does it look like something youÂd like to drink? If I dip up a cupful and Â“lter out all the mud and silt, would you drink the cup then? Of course not. But itÂs somehow OK to put it and whatever pollutants are in it into the Harbor. When we were few, it was no big deal. The solution to pollution is dilution. Nature is resilient. There are systems for waste management. Bacteria break nutrients down. Plants use them to grow. Animals eat the plants. It works really well. Until we monkey with it. Adding nutrients at levels 10 times or more what would be naturally found canÂt hurt, can it? Of course it does. Dumping raw stormwater straight into a Â“sh nursery is OK, right? Of course it isnÂt. Since we broke it, the only way it gets Â“xed is by us. And we can. Drive down Kings Highway for an example. The stormwater retention ponds on both sides of the road are full of aquatic vegetation. They use nutrients that would otherwise feed algae in Charlotte Harbor. Smart solutions like this are the way of the future, because no matter how much Capt. Van rails about it, development isnÂt stopping Â„ itÂs going faster. ThatÂs why we need to plan the Â“xes while we can. Plan now to avoid future failure. Septic tanks? They have to go. Too much nitrogen going into the groundwater. Lawn fertilizer? Gonna have to do without. Too much of it escapes and feeds algae (and red tide). Okeechobee? That water has to go south into the Everglades Â„ basically, the same setup as the Kings Highway ponds. Polluted water in, Â“ltered water out. But none of this happens if we stop caring as soon as the red tide bloom is over. It takes a lot of people pushing, writing letters to the editor, to politicians, to get the deciders to decide to do the right things instead of the easy things. Are you in, or are you going back to sleep? FROM THE PUBLISHERÂS DESK Â€ CAPT. JOSH OLIVE A falling sky
Â€ Page 3 Â€ July 5, 2018 OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARDGOT AN EVENT COMING UP?WeÂd be happy to let people know. Email your info to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com at least two weeks before the event. Submissions may be edited for length or clarity.PLACIDA PIER REPAIR WORK Repairs to the Placida Fishing Pier (13120 Pier Road, Placida) are in progress and will be completed by approximately Aug. 8. The pier was closed earlier this year due to re damage. In the interim, please visit Ainger Fishing Pier (1385 Beach Road, Englewood), El Jobean Fishing Pier (5001 El Jobean Road, El Jobean) or Boca Grande Fishing Pier (5810 Gasparilla Road, Placida).NEW APP FOR PARKING PAY STATIONSCharlotte County Community Services beach and boat ramp parking can now be paid with your smartphone through ParkMobile. Mobile Now is no longer the service provider. The ParkMobile app is available for both Apple and Android. To learn more about ParkMobile, visit ParkMobile.com. For info, contact Community Services at 941-625-7529.LIVE OAK POINT CLOSEDDue to safety concerns at Live Oak Point from Hurricane Irma damage, as well as ongoing construction of Live Oak Point Phase 1B, the park is closed until further notice. Live Oak Point is located at 5100 Tamiami Trail, Charlotte Harbor.COMMUNITY NIGHTS AT KING FISHER FLEETKing Fisher Fleet, headquartered at FishermenÂs Village in Punta Gorda, oers half-price admission on sunset cruises to select groups and their families through Sept. 30. Tuesdays: Teachers, school administration, and school support sta. Wednesdays: State, county, and city government employees, including re, police, and other rst responders. Thursdays: Healthcare workers (doctorÂs oces, retirement communities, hospitals). All community members employed in each category are eligible for half-price admission for themselves and their family members on the sunset cruise with proof of employment. Proof of employment includes a name tag with the company logo, an employee ID, or other identifying document. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information about this special oer, call 941-639-0969.LANDBASED SHARK FISHING WORKSHOPSThe FWC needs your input on future management of the shore-based shark shery. Workshops will he held at 6 p.m. July 18 in Bradenton at the State College of Florida Library (5840 26th Street West, Bradenton) and July 19 in Fort Myers at the Joseph P DÂAlessandro Oce Complex, Room 165C (2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers). Share your input by attending a workshop in person or comment online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.ADULTS CAN LEARN TO SAILCome learn to sail or refresh your skills with Englewood Sailing AssociationÂs (ESA) Summer Adult Class for those 18 and over. This popular four-day class is ideal for working adults since it is held over two consecutive weekends, July 21-22 and July 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The only prerequisites are the ability to swim and the desire to sail. Class will be held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. Cost is $175 per person and registration is now open at the Englewood SKY Family Y. ESA instructors are certied through U.S. Sailing and are trained in CPR and First Aid. For additional information, contact Craig Keller at 941-276-3115 or the Y at 941-474-1234 or visit EnglewoodSailing.org. Class size is limited.SUMMER SAILING CAMPLearn to sail or improve your skills on beautiful Lemon Bay this summer. Registration is now open for youth ages 10-17 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA (701 Medical Blvd, Englewood). Camps provide supervised instruction in the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, as well as safety, seamanship and environmental awareness. Instruction is provided by adult U.S. Sailing-certied instructors. The ability to swim is a prerequisite. Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The last session will be held July 9-13. Cost is $135 per session, with a $10 discount for Y or ESA members. Camps are held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park (210 Winson Ave., Englewood) and are limited to 22 participants each. For more information, contact Laurie OÂGara at 908-310-7975 or the Englewood SKY Family Y at 941-475-1234, or visit EnglewoodSailing.org. PLANT SOCIETY FIELD TRIPThe Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites the public to join them July 28 for a short walk through Carlton Preserve (1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice). The society promotes the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Meetings, eld trips and special events are free and open to the public. For more info, contact trail guide Al Squires at 941-769-3633 or AHSquires1@comcast.net. LBTD FISHING TOURNEYThe Lemon Bay Touchdown ClubÂs seventh annual Fishing Tournament is set for Aug. 4 at Boca Grande Marina (220 Harbor Drive, Boca Grande). Oshore anglers will sh for red grouper, snapper and a mystery sh. The inshore division will sh for redsh, trout and a mystery sh. There will be a captains meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at RicaltiniÂs (1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood). Oshore boats will be released at 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Inshore boats will check in between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Aug. 4 and begin shing at 7 a.m. Weigh-ins will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at Boca Grande Marina, with an after party at 5 p.m. Team entry is $350, which includes four anglers, VIP bag and long-sleeve tournament shirt. More anglers may be added for $50 per person. Registration after Aug. 1 will be $400 per team. Proceeds benet the LBHS Manta Rays football program. Organizers are also welcoming sponsors at all levels. For more info, contact Janine Vito at 941-441-7045, Ryan Johnson at 941-586-8019, or Holly Haynes at 941-270-2479. Visit lbtdc.weebly. com or Facebook.com/LBTDClub for updated information.FISHINÂ TALK RADIO SEMINARThe next event in the FishinÂ Talk Radio seminar series will be held Aug. 7 at Gasparilla MarinaÂs Waterside Grill (15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida). Seminars are scheduled for the rst Tuesday of each month and are hosted by the boys from FishinÂ Talk Radio. Topics vary depending on how the shing is going, but youÂre guaranteed to learn something useful Â„ and if you have any questions you want answered, bring Âem with you. Come out at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy dinner and drinks with Capt. Josh Olive and Capt. Mike Myers (you buy your own); the talk gets started at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call Capt. Mike at 941-416-8047 or Josh at 941-276-9657.SALTWATER FISHING 101Do you like to sh? Would you like to learn the basics of shallow saltwater shing from men who love God and love shing Charlotte Harbor? Fishermen from Deep Creek Community Church invite young men between the ages of 11 and 15 who are interested in shing to join us for a free saltwater shing clinic conducted on two consecutive Saturday mornings. The rst Saturday is classroom hands-on instruction in preparation for a half-day shing trip on the following Saturday. For the safety and enjoyment of all involved, all participants must complete the classroom instruction prior to the shing trip. For available class dates, go to YF4C.org. If you have an event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com FISHING CLUB MEETINGS: The Gulf Cove Fishing Club meets on the second Monday of the month from October through May at the Hope Lutheran Church in Gulf Cove (14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte) at 7 p.m. At each meeting, a speaker will talk on a timely topic. The public is invited to attend, but only Gulf Cove residents can be members. For more info, call 941-698-8607. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGS: The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (Oct-May) at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood). Call 941-769-3633. The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Call 239-275-3435. Meetings are free and the public is welcome. HANG OUT WITH SCRUB JAYS: Spend the morning with the scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. This unique Central Florida experience includes a nature walk to see the parkÂs diverse ecosystems, native ora and fauna. Call 941-483-5956 for info. WHATÂS THAT BIRD?: Volunteer bird interpreters share their expertise on ID and behavior of raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and other avian visitors at Myakka River State Park (13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota). Volunteers set up scopes and help people identify birds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day of the week. CHARLOTTE HARBOR DRAGONS: Dragon boat club meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Learn the ancient art of dragon boat racing. We practice out of the Port Charlotte Beach Complex (4500 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte). For availability, contact Eddie Amara at 941-7401286 or email@example.com, or to learn more about the club visit CharlotteHarborDragons.com. Paddles up! CHARLOTTE HARBOR MULTIHULL ASSOCIATION: Members of this club for multihull owners, sailors or those who are interested in the exchange of ideas about equipping and sailing boats, share information about anchorages and cruising destinations, hold informal races and have raft-ups. No dues. The club meets at a local restaurant the rst Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 941-876-6667. COASTAL VENTURES CRUISE CLUB: This club, designed for personal boat cruising, meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Waterfrontoo Restaurant (2205 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis). Join them for dinner at 6 p.m. and/or the 7:30 p.m. meeting where theyÂll discuss upcoming cruises and activities. Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded water rats. If interested, attend a meeting or call 941-493-0070 for more info. VOLUNTEER AT SHAMROCK PARK: Shamrock Park Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice) holds its monthly volunteer work mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. For more info, call Jennifer Rogers at 941-8615000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. GREATER CHARLOTTE HARBOR SIERRA CLUB: Meetings are held from October to April at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church (1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte). Meetings include coee, outdoor prizes, environmental speakers and more. For more info, call Allen at 941-423-2713. Visit GCHGroup.org for a list of planned 2018 fall outings. ONGOING EVENTS
Â€ Page 4 Â€ July 5, 2018 T IDE C HARTS VENICE INLET PUNTA GORDA PLACIDA MATLACHA PASS Saturday Low Tide 1:23 0.8 High Tide 7:52 2.0 Low Tide 15:12 0.7 High Tide 20:37 1.4 Sunday Low Tide 2:01 1.0 High Tide 8:32 2.1 Low Tide 16:18 0.5 High Tide 22:23 1.3 Monday Low Tide 2:34 1.2 High Tide 9:14 2.3 Low Tide 17:16 0.2 Tuesday High Tide 0:17 1.3 Low Tide 3:03 1.3 High Tide 9:57 2.5 Low Tide 18:09 -0.0 Wednesday High Tide 2:05 1.4 Low Tide 3:22 1.4 High Tide 10:43 2.6 Low Tide 18:59 -0.2 Thursday High Tide 11:30 2.7 Low Tide 19:47 -0.3 Friday High Tide 4:04 1.4 Low Tide 4:36 1.4 High Tide 12:20 2.8 Low Tide 20:34 -0.2 Thursday Low Tide 3:05 0.4 High Tide 9:25 1.5 Low Tide 15:36 0.9 High Tide 20:53 1.6 Friday Low Tide 3:45 0.5 High Tide 10:02 1.6 Low Tide 16:54 0.7 High Tide 22:09 1.4 Saturday Low Tide 4:27 0.7 High Tide 10:41 1.8 Low Tide 18:06 0.5 High Tide 23:38 1.3 Sunday Low Tide 5:12 0.9 High Tide 11:23 1.9 Low Tide 19:10 0.3 Monday High Tide 1:22 1.2 Low Tide 5:57 1.0 High Tide 12:07 2.0 Low Tide 20:09 0.0 Tuesday High Tide 3:03 1.2 Low Tide 6:40 1.1 High Tide 12:52 2.2 Low Tide 21:02 -0.2 Wednesday High Tide 4:22 1.3 Low Tide 7:23 1.2 High Tide 13:40 2.3 Low Tide 21:53 -0.3 Thursday Low Tide 2:39 0.3 High Tide 6:53 1.3 Low Tide 15:07 0.7 High Tide 18:13 1.3 Friday Low Tide 3:19 0.4 High Tide 7:27 1.4 Low Tide 16:25 0.6 High Tide 19:33 1.1 Saturday Low Tide 4:01 0.6 High Tide 8:05 1.5 Low Tide 17:39 0.4 High Tide 21:09 1.1 Sunday Low Tide 4:46 0.7 High Tide 8:45 1.6 Low Tide 18:46 0.2 High Tide 22:52 1.0 Monday Low Tide 5:31 0.8 High Tide 9:28 1.7 Low Tide 19:46 0.0 Tuesday High Tide 0:19 1.1 Low Tide 6:15 0.9 High Tide 10:13 1.8 Low Tide 20:40 -0.2 Wednesday High Tide 1:29 1.1 Low Tide 7:00 1.0 High Tide 11:00 1.9 Low Tide 21:32 -0.3 Thursday Low Tide 3:08 0.3 High Tide 9:03 1.5 Low Tide 15:36 0.9 High Tide 20:23 1.5 Friday Low Tide 3:48 0.5 High Tide 9:37 1.6 Low Tide 16:54 0.7 High Tide 21:43 1.4 Saturday Low Tide 4:30 0.7 High Tide 10:15 1.7 Low Tide 18:08 0.5 High Tide 23:19 1.3 Sunday Low Tide 5:15 0.8 High Tide 10:55 1.9 Low Tide 19:15 0.3 Monday High Tide 1:02 1.2 Low Tide 6:00 1.0 High Tide 11:38 2.0 Low Tide 20:15 0.0 Tuesday High Tide 2:29 1.3 Low Tide 6:44 1.1 High Tide 12:23 2.2 Low Tide 21:09 -0.2 Wednesday High Tide 3:39 1.3 Low Tide 7:29 1.2 High Tide 13:10 2.3 Low Tide 22:01 -0.3
Â€ Page 5 Â€ July 5, 2018 State and federal regulations for Southwest Florida waters as of July 1, 2018. All bag limits are per harvester per day. Other limits may apply. For full rules, visit MyFWC.com/shing and GulfCouncil.org/shing_regulations. LICENSES Resident saltwater or freshwater: Annual $17, 5-year $79. If you Â“sh from shore in salt water only, a license is required but it is free. A combo license for both fres hwater and saltwater shing is $32.50 annually. Resident senior: If you are a Fla. resident age 65 or older, your driverÂs license or ID card replaces your shing license. Gulf Reef Fish Survey (see below) and tarpon tags are still required. Nonresident saltwater or fres hwater: 3 days $17, 7 days $30, annual $47. Free shore Â“shing license not available for nonresidents. Gulf Reef Fish Survey (required to harvest red snapper, vermilion snapper, gag, red grouper, black grouper, amberjack, almaco jack or triggersh): No charge Annual permits (required only when a license is required): Snook $10, lobster $5SALTWATER FISH Almaco Jack Limit 100 pounds in state waters, limit 20 in federal waters; notes: 9,11,14 Amberjack, Greater 34ÂŽ min.; limit 1; open May 1 31 and Aug. 1 Oct. 31 ; notes: 1,3,4,5,7,9,14 Amberjack, Lesser & Banded Ruddersh Slot 14ÂŽ to 22ÂŽ; aggregate limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,7,9,14 Barracuda Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only: Slot 15ÂŽ to 36ÂŽ; limit 2 (max. 6 per vessel; may posses one per vessel over 36ÂŽ; notes: 1,5 Black Drum Slot 14ÂŽ to 24ÂŽ (may possess 1 over 24ÂŽ); limit 5; notes: 5,7,8 Black Sea Bass 10ÂŽ min.; limit 100 pounds; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,15 Bluesh 12ÂŽ min.; limit 10; notes: 1,5 Blue runner Limit 100 Cobia 33ÂŽ min.; limit in state waters 1 (max. 2 per vessel) ; limit 2 in federal waters; notes: 1,5 Dolphin (Mahi mahi) Limit 10 (max. 60 per vessel) in state waters only); notes: 5,15 Flounder, all species 12ÂŽ min.; limit 10; notes: 2,5,7,8,15 Grouper, Black 24ÂŽ min.; limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Gag 24ÂŽ min.; limit 2; season open June 1-Dec. 31; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,14 Grouper, Goliath (Jewsh) Harvest prohibited; legal to target for catch and release in state but not federal waters Grouper, Red 20ÂŽ min.; bag limit 2; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Scamp 16ÂŽ min.; limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Snowy & Yellowedge No min. size; limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Warsaw & Speckled HindNo min. size; limit 1 per vessel; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10Grouper, Yellown & Yellowmouth20ÂŽ min.; limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12 Grouper, Coney, Graysby, Rock Hind, Red Hind (Strawberry) & Tiger No min. size; limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12,15 Hogsh 14ÂŽ min.; limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,7,9 Mackerel, King (kingsh) 24ÂŽ min.; limit 3 ; notes: 1,5 Mackerel, Spanish 12ÂŽ min.; limit 15; transfer of Spanish mackerel to other vessels at sea prohibited; notes: 1,5 Mullet, Striped & Silver Limit, Feb. 1-Aug. 31, aggregate 50 (max. 100 per vessel); Sept. 1-Jan. 31, aggregate 50 (max. 50 per vessel); bag limit also applies to bait mullet; possession of striped mullet prohibited in Punta Gorda 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nov. 1-Feb. 29 (see http://bit.ly/urExej); notes: 15 Permit Slot 11ÂŽ to 22ÂŽ; limit 2 (over 22ÂŽ Â„ limit 1; max. 2 per vessel); hook and line gear only in state waters; spearing legal in federal waters; see http://goo.gl/pU5Wug for rules in Special Permit Zone south of Cape Sable; notes: 1,5,6,7 Pompano, Florida 11ÂŽ min.; limit 6; notes: 1,5,6,7 Pompano, African 24ÂŽ min.; limit 2 (max. 2 per vessel); notes: 1,5,6,7 Porgy, Red (Champagne) Limit 100 pounds; notes: 4,5,7,9,15 Redsh (Red Drum) Slot 18ÂŽ to 27ÂŽ; limit 1 (max. 8 per vessel); othe-water transport limit 6 per person; illegal to harvest or possess in federal water; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Sailsh 63ÂŽ min. from tip of lower jaw to center of fork; limit 1; notes: 5,6,16 Sea Trout, Spotted Slot 15ÂŽ to 20ÂŽ; limit 4 (over 20ÂŽ Â„ limit 1); notes: 2,5,6,7 SharksState waters, no size limit on sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, netooth & smooth dogsh; 54ÂŽ min. on bull, nurse, spinner, common thresher, blue, oceanic whitetip, porbeagle & shortn mako; species not listed are prohibited Federal waters, 54ÂŽ min all species except sharpnose and bonnethead; for federally prohibited species see https:// goo.gl/envCwD ; limit in state waters 1 (max. 2 per vessel; limit in federal waters 1 per vessel; inline circle hooks required when Â“shing for sharks in federal waters ; notes: 1,5,6,7,8,16Sheepshead 12ÂŽ min.; limit 8 (max. 50 per vessel in March & April); notes: 2,5,7 Snapper, Cubera Slot 12ÂŽ to 30ÂŽ; limit 10 if under 30ÂŽ (over 30ÂŽ Â„ limit 2, max. 2 per vessel); sh over 30ÂŽ not included in aggregate snapper limit ; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 Snapper, Mangrove (Gray) 10ÂŽ min. in state waters; 12ÂŽ min. in federal waters; limit 5 in state waters, 10 in federal waters; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 Snapper, Lane 8ÂŽ min.; limit 20 in federal waters or 100 pounds in state waters; not included in aggregate snapper limit ; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,11 Snapper, Mutton18ÂŽ min. ; limit 5 ; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13Snapper, Red (American) 16ÂŽ min.; limit 2; recreational season open June 11-July 21 for state and federal waters; federal charter season open June 1-July 22 ; notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,13,14 Snapper, Schoolmaster 10ÂŽ min.; limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 Snapper, Vermilion (Beeliner) 10ÂŽ min.; limit 10; not included in aggregate snapper limit ; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,11,14 Snapper, Blackn, Dog, Queen, Mahogany, Silk & Yellowtail 12ÂŽ min.; limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 Snook Slot 28ÂŽ to 33ÂŽ; limit 1; season closed Dec., Jan., Feb., May, June, July, and Aug.; $10 snook permit required to harvest when license is required; state regulations apply in federal waters; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Tarpon Limit 1 per harvester per year; $51.50 tag required to harvest or possess, which is legal only in pursuit of an IGFA record; for seasonal Boca Grande Pass rules, see http://bit.ly/I6zrDj; notes: 6,7,8 Triggersh, Gray 15ÂŽ min.; limit 1; open March 1-May 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31 ; notes: 1,4,5,7,11,14 Tripletail 18ÂŽ min. ; limit 2; may be harvested by hook and line only; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Wahoo No min. size; limit 2; notes: 1,5,15 Lionsh Kill on sight; no limits UNREGULATED SPECIES In state waters, limit 100 pounds or two sh, whichever is more: Blackn tuna, catsh, cero mackerel, croaker, grunts, ladysh, little tunny, jack crevalle, pinsh, porgies, rays, sand trout, silver trout, spadesh, whiting, etc. See http://bit.ly/1aLP4iF. NO-HARVEST SPECIES In addition to the species previously listed, harvest of bonesh, Nassau grouper, spotted eagle rays, manta rays and sawsh is prohibited. Visit http://bit.ly/10nYDIz for full rules, including more no-harvest species. NOTES1. Measured fork length (the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with mouth closed to the center of the tail). 2. Measured total length (the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail squeezed together while the sh is lying on its side). 3. Bag limit zero for captain and crew of forhire vessels on a paid trip. 4. Reef sh gear rules apply. Anglers must use inline circle hooks when using natural baits, and must possess a dehooking device. Venting tool not required. Also, cannot be taken by powerhead in the reef sh stressed area (see https://goo.gl/KqP2Ab). 5. Must remain in whole condition (head and tail intact) until landed ashore. Removal of gills and internal organs OK. Cannot be used as cut bait. 6. Harvest by spear, gig or bow prohibited. 7. Use of multiple hooks (more than one point on a common shank, like a treble hook) in conjunction with natural bait prohibited. 8. Harvest by snatching prohibited. 9. Reef sh; illegal to use as bait in federal waters. In state waters, legal-size reef sh may be used as bait but must remain in whole condition and count against bag limit. 10. Included in aggregate 4 grouper bag limit. 11. Included in 20-sh reef sh aggregate bag limit in federal waters (includes vermilion snapper, lane snapper, almaco jack, gray triggersh and all tilesh species). 12. Closed Feb. 1-March 31 in federal waters outside 20-fathom break ONLY. 13: Included in aggregate snapper bag limit of 10 sh. 14: Participation in Gulf Reef Fish Survey required to harvest. See http://bit.ly/15D6Hip 15. No bag limit in federal waters. 16. HMS permit required to target or harvest in federal waters; see https://goo.gl/bbmLXLFRESHWATER FISH*Largemouth Bass: No min. size; limit 5. Only one sh can be longer than 16ÂŽ (tournaments may apply for a permit allowing participants to weigh more than one over 16ÂŽ)Sunsh (all species excluding crappie) : Aggregate limit 50Crappie: Aggregate white/black limit 25 American Eel: Min. 9ÂŽ, limit 25 Buttery peacock bass: Max. 17ÂŽ, limit 2 (may possess 1 over 17ÂŽ) Grass carp: Must be released immediately. Other exotic shes: Keep and eat or otherwise destroy; may not be used as live bait. Unregulated species: No limits on bown, pickerel, catsh and gar (see below). Prohibited species: Alligator gar, sturgeon. Visit http://bit.ly/10nYJQr for full rules, including special management areas. F ISHING R ULES
Â€ Page 6 Â€ July 5, 2018 FRESH LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM VENICE TO PINE ISLAND INSHORE & FRESHWATER GULF & OFFSHORE BEST BETThere are still some dead sh around. Red tide reports at the jetties have shut the shing down there for a bit, but the Midnight Pass are of Little Sarasota Bay has been productive, with bluesh trout and snook all feeding well. The freshwater bite has been slow during the day but pretty good before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Bass cichlids and bluegills are all available on articials. Lots of bonita are attacking bait in 60 feet. At 100 feet, wahoo and sailsh have been spotted going after large numbers of ying sh. The red snapper bite is still great 70 miles out. Porgies mangrove lane and yellowtail snapper and red grouper are also coming in; the best bite is in deeper water at 40 to 60 miles. Leave early or deal with storms. Make a friend with an oshore boat oer to and split fuel costs. (6/28 report) Reports this week have been sparse due to red tide sh kills. Everyone seems to be going oshore. (6/21 report) Seems everybody is going oshore. Sailsh and big mahi up to nearly 50 pounds have been caught. Scamp Kitty Mitchells African pompano and big yellowtail snapper are also coming in. Most shermen are going to at least 90 or 100 feet, with some out to nearly 300. Red snapper have been highly abundant in water at least 130 feet deep and limits come quick. Better take venting tools or descending gear Â„ youÂll be releasing a lot. Small jacks and Spanish mackerel are coming from the 20-foot holes. Troll spoons for both. There are also tarpon from 40 to 120 pounds in the holes; try small ladysh or silver trout free-lined or trolled. If youÂre trolling, please use your trolling motor, not your big engine! Snook are feeding in the mouths of the feeder creeks on the end of the outgoing or beginning of the incoming. Feed them pinsh, whitebait or cut ladysh. No reports this week.Fish the spillways and mouths of the culvert pipes for bass Early mornings and evenings are best. Shiners, 3to 40-inch gold swimbaits, small streamers and popping ies are all catching. THE FISH COACHÂS TIP OF THE WEEK: How do you hook a shrimp? ItÂs a basic question with many answers. If IÂm free-lining a live shrimp, I hook it under the horn. That allows it maximum freedom of movement. If IÂm shing any other way, I pinch o the tail fan and hook the shrimp thro ugh the new hole. Usually I use a short-shanked hook and expose only a little of the hook Â„ basically, just the point. I put the point out through the belly si de unless IÂm using a jighead. With a jighead, I put it out the back side so it doesnÂt hang too much grass. The one thing youÂll never see me do is just jam the h ook right through the middle. It looks unnatural, it exposes the hook to snagging, and the bait spirals when you reel it in. ThereÂs no good reason to hook a shrimp l ike that. Otherwise, think about your presentation and there are many dierent rigging styles that can work. Find what you like by trying them. Â„ As the Fish Coach, Capt. Josh Olive oers personalized instruction on shing techniques. To book your session or for more information, go to FishCoach.net, email Josh@FishCoach.net o r call 941-276-9657. CAMERONRIO VILLA BAIT & TACKLE Punta Gorda 941-639-7166JIMFISHERMANÂS EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595ERICCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025ThereÂs still some red tide around and dead sh on Boca Grande, but Charlotte Harbor is full of life. Schools of big jacks bluesh and Spanish mackerel are ripping pods of bait from the river mouths to the middle of the Harbor. The deep holes have had some tarpon which are being caught on trolled DOA Bait Busters. A few cobia are around also. Sharks are eating chunks of fresh cut sh. Trout are hungry, but most are pretty small. Once you clear the stinky stu (5 to 15 miles), the bite is good. Reports from 100 miles have been nonstop fast action with mahi wahoo big snowy and yellowedge grouper tilesh and a mixed bag of snapper including monster reds Stick to the Harbor north of Cape Haze and enjoy the mixed bag without red tide or dead sh around. Juvenile tarpon are eating whitebait, rootbeer paddletails and early morning topwaters in the canals. Small snook are also hitting topwaters. Trout are on the ats. Pompano are decent outside the bars. Fish cutbait in 3 to 5 feet around creek mouths for redsh A few cobia sharks and some tarpon are in the deep holes, or try the El Jobean area for tarpon. Avoid the Boca Grande area due to red tide. Red snapper are good in 150 feet over hard bottom or rocks. Squid is the hot bait. WeÂre also seeing lane vermilion and mangrove snapper in 70 to 140 feet. Porgies and grunts have also been solid. Red grouper are good; go to at least 100 feet for keepers. Watch for mahi wherever you are. Avoid the afternoon storms by shing in the mornings. Spanish mackerel and small sharks are in the holes, especially o Burnt Store and Pirate Harbor. Redsh and snook are under the mangroves on the east and west walls,. Red tide is thinning out along the ICW, but thereÂs still enough at the surface to kill bait. From 3 to 20 miles, bait is abundant and there are Spanish macks on them. From 5 to 30 miles, weÂre seeing good numbers of bonito Grunts and porgies are moving back to the nearshore reefs. In 140 to 180 feet, red snapper have been caught and sailsh sighted. Lots of tarpon are in the 20-foot holes, the mouth of the Myakka and the U.S. 41 bridges. Try Bait Busters or Storm swimbaits. They may eat ladysh, but threadns are choice. Red tide is still absent in the south end of Pine Island Sound, but there have been some dead sh in Redsh Pass. Trout action is still good, with white or chartreuse paddletails the hot ticket. Redsh are good in Matlacha; sh cutbait or frozen shrimp around the oyster bars. Snook and tarpon reports have been few, but ladysh are fun and plentiful around channel dropos. Some pompano have been caught this week from undisclosed spots. Red grouper are all over, with keeper sh coming from as shallow as 45 feet and as far as 90 miles. Fat lane snapper are on hard bottom eating shrimp in 40 to 60 feet. Expects some porgies and grunts as bycatch. Decent yellowtail snapper are coming from 35 miles. Red snapper are still good at 150 to 200 feet. There are baby sharks all over the grassats and around the markers. Fresh cut sh is all you need.ROBERTFISHINÂ FRANKÂS Charlotte Harbor 941-625-3888JEFFCAPT. TEDÂS TACKLE Port Charlotte 941-627-6800CHUCKLAISHLEY MARINE Punta Gorda 941-639-3949JESSEOLD PINE ISLAND MARINA & TACKLE St. James City 239-283-2548 WHY IT MATTERSBaitsh arenÂt just Âfree baitÂŽ for us Â„ theyÂre also a crucial food source for predatory sh, including the gamesh we want to catch.HOW WE HARM ITOver-harvest of baitsh disrupts the natural feeding of gamesh and seabirds, forcing them to work harder for less food. Live chumming with baitsh also changes how and where sh (especially snook) feed and live.MAKING BETTER CHOICESItÂs OK to net and use live bait. The problem is how much is taken and how we use it. These tips will help ensure we have a healthy population. Â€ Take only what you need for the dayÂs shing. Â€ DonÂt overcrowd your well and kill baitsh pointlessly. Know your capacity. Â€ If bait dies in your well, put it in the cooler and save it for later. ItÂs great chum for another day. Or donate it to a wildlife rescue organization. Â€ Avoid throwing a net with mesh thatÂs too large. Gilled baits (called a ÂChristmas treeÂŽ) rarely survive Â„ bad for the bait and your net. Â€ DonÂt throw too much live chum. A small handful is more than enough most of the time. Better yet, avoid live chumming altogether. Â€ If you have leftover bait, release it on the ats. Bait released at the ramp will probably die.THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOOD STEWARD AND HELPING TO MAKE OUR WATERS HEALTHIER Â— WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART!
Â€ Page 7 Â€ July 5, 2018 MYAKKA RIVER Sanibel Island Blind Pass* Captiva Island N. Captiva Island Little Pine Island Pine Island Creek Matlacha Pass Cayo Costa Useppa Island Cabbage Key Captiva Pass Cape Haze Point Turtle Bay Bull Bay Pirate Harbor Whidden Creek CatÂ“sh Creek Gasparilla PassGasparilla Island Little Gasparilla Island Alligator Creek Smokehouse Bay Coral Creek Stump Pass Placida HarborTHE WEST WALLTHE EAST WALL Johnson Venice Inlet Knight Island Don Pedro Island Buck Creek Oyster Creek Gottfried Creek Manasota Key Forked Creek Hog Island Myakka Cuto Tippecanoe Bay Whorehouse Point Grassy Point US 41 bridges Lyons Bay Dona Bay Roberts Bay Alligator Creek A BASIC GUIDE TO THE WATERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & Two Pines PEACE RIVER BROUGHT TO YOU BY Cattle Dock Point Alligator Bay Caspersen Beach Manasota Beach Englewood Beach Jug Creek Shoal Burnt Store PUBLIC BOAT RAMPSSARASOTA COUNTY Â€ Blackburn Pt Boat Launch Â€ 800 Blackburn Pt Rd, Osprey Â€ Dallas White Park Â€ 5900 Greenwood Ave, North Port Â€ Higel Park Â€ 1330 Tarpon Center Dr,Venice Â€ Indian Mound Park Â€ 210 Winson Ave, Englewood Â€ Loreto Bay Access Â€ 800 Loreto Court, Nokomis Â€ Manasota Beach Park Â€ 8570 Manasota Key Rd Â€ Marine Boat Ramp Park Â€ 301 E. Venice Ave, Venice Â€ Marina Park Â€ 7030 Chancellor Blvd, North Port Â€ Nokomis Beach Park Â€ 901 Casey Key Rd Â€ Snook Park Â€ 5000 E. Venice Ave, VeniceDESOTO COUNTYÂ€ Brownville Park Â€ 1885 NE Brownville St Â€ Deep Creek Park Â€ 9695 SW Peace River St Â€ Desoto Park Â€ 2195 NW American Legion Dr Â€ Liverpool Park Â€ 9211 Liverpool Rd Â€ Nocatee Â€ 3701 SW County Road 760 Â€ Lettuce Lake Â€ 8801 SW Reese StCHARLOTTE COUNTYÂ€ Ainger Creek Park Â€ 2011 Placida Rd, Englewood Â€ Butterford WaterwayPark Â€ 13555 Marathon Blvd, Port Charlotte Â€ Darst Park Â€ 537 Darst Ave, Punta Gorda Â€ El Jobean Boat Ramp Â€ 4224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte Â€ Harbour Heights Park Â€ 27420 Voyageur Dr, Punta Gorda Â€ Hathaway Park Â€ 35461 Washington Loop, Punta Gorda Â€ Placida Park Â€ 6499 Gasparilla Rd, Placida Â€ Port Charlotte Beach Â€ 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte Â€ South Gulf Cove Park Â€ 10150 Amicola St, Port Charlotte Â€ Spring Lake Park Â€ 3520 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte Rock Creek (Ainger Creek) Tarpon Point Part Island Captiva Shoal Regla Island Patricio Island Venice Beach Cape Haze Marina Â„ ICW #8 BOCA GRANDE PASS Venice Harbor Punta Gorda Punta Gorda Isles El Jobean Englewood Grove City Gulf Cove Placida Grande Bokeelia Cape Coral St. James City Ponce Inlet MYAKKA RIVER Punta Rassa CALOOSA HATCHEE York Island Indian Field Cayo Pelau t Tarpon Bay Pineland *Blind Pass is not considered navigable Rotonda West LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST: 1-Bayshore Piers, 2-Laishley Pier, 3-Ponce de Leon Park Pier, 4-The Skating Rink, 5-Alligator Creek Reef (Charlotte Harbor Reef), 6-Matlacha Bridge, 7-Sanibel Lighthouse Pier, 8-Jug Creek, 9-The Phosphate Docks, 10-Danger Reef, 11-Gallagher Cut, 12-The Tailing Flats, 13-Placida Pier / Placida Trestles, 14-Ski Alley (western cut), Rag Alley (eastern cut), 15-Tom Adams Bridge/Ainger Pier, 16-El Jobean Pier, 17-Snook Haven, 18-Venice Municipal Pier, 19-Venice Jetties. PEACE RIVER Harbor This map is not intended for navigational purposes. Refer to a nautical chart for navigation information.
Â€ Page 8 Â€ July 5, 2018 Photo providedThis snook was caught far up river Â„so far up there are no tides, nevermind salt in the water.Most of the Â“sh which live in Charlotte Harbor are euryhaline. Euryhaline Â“sh can survive in wide a range of salinities or saltiness. The Â“sh in our estuaries need to be euryhaline because the water in Charlotte Harbor can vary from really salty Â„ almost as salty as ocean water Â„ to nearly fresh water which contains hardly any salt at all. For example, the water near Boca Grande Pass at the mouth of the Harbor is very salty during the winter dry season, especially at high tide when Gulf water has pushed inside the Pass. But the water at Punta Gorda can become completely fresh during the summer rainy season when the Peace River is running hard. Snook live successfully in both places under those extremely divergent conditions, which means that they are euryhaline. There are snook living in Lake Okeechobee, having managed to work their way upstream from either the east coast via the St. Lucie River or from the west coast via the Caloosahatchee. There have been tagging studies which indicate that some snook have even managed to travel completely through the Okeechobee Waterway from the east coast of Florida to the Gulf Coast. To complete this journey those snook would have to negotiate multiple navigational locks by passing into a lock when the gates open to allow boats in, then following the boats out the other end to continue their travels. By the way, manatees do the same thing. So how do we know that the snook in Lake Okeechobee werenÂt born there? ItÂs because snook can survive indeÂ“nitely once they enter fresh water, but they canÂt reproduce in fresh water. Snook reproduction requires very salty water, which is why we Â“nd spawning schools of snook in the Gulf passes in the spring and early summer, since thatÂs where the saltiest water is found. For years, it was sort of an open secret that there were large snook in Pond #2 at the Babcock/Webb WMA just south of Punta Gorda. This is the freshwater pond thatÂs located on the left side of TuckerÂs Grade just at the entry pay station. Those snook were placed in Pond #2 by the FWC, but not so Â“shermen could catch snook. They were put in that pond so Â“shermen could catch big bluegill. Say what? Bluegill are proliÂ“c reproducers which can quickly become so numerous that they eat all the available food. Nature controls this situation by stunting the growth of individual bluegill in bodies of water which contain lots of them. But if you thin out the bluegill by removing a bunch of the little guys, the remaining Â“sh tend to grow much larger. Pond #2 was being managed to produce trophy bluegill and part of the strategy used by the FWC was to stock snook to eat the little bluegill, since snook really like little bluegill and eat them like crazy. Those snook were in that pond for years, and some got pretty big. There were more than a few bluegill Â“shermen who were shocked to have bluegill snatched o their lines by big hungry snook. And there were a few anglers who knew about those snook and Â“shed for them in that pond. Sadly, I think the 2010 freeze killed them o, and they have not been re-stocked because the FWC is no longer running that trophy bluegill program. But there are limits to this euryhaline business. For snook or other euryhaline Â“sh to survive the change from very salty water to very fresh water, or vice versa, the change in salinity has to be gradual enough that the Â“sh has time to adjust. If you plucked a snook o the beach at Cayo Costa today and carried him in a bucket of salty Gulf water up to the mouth of the Peace River and dropped him overboard in the dark, fresh river water, itÂs likely that the abrupt change in salinity would kill him. But if that Â“sh spent a few days making the swim up the Harbor, heÂd do just Â“ne. And there are Â“sh (and other creatures) which can survive some varying salinity, but not as wide a range as some other creatures. And there are creatures and plants which can survive salinity extremes for a while, but which will eventually die if those extreme conditions continue long enough. Fish have some ability to swim away from unsuitable water conditions, but things like shellÂ“sh and seagrass are Â“xed in position and have to deal with whatever water quality comes their way. This is what sometimes kills these organisms in the lower sections of the Caloosahatchee River when freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee continue for long periods of time. For some reason, there are more saltwater Â“sh that can handle fresh water than there are freshwater Â“sh that can handle salt water. Snook, tarpon, bull sharks and many other coastal Â“sh can go way inland into fresh water Â„ but largemouth bass canÂt do the reverse. However, there are a few freshwater Â“sh which do come down into the harbor during the summer rainy season. A good example of this is the longnose gar we see in the Harbor all summer. When the rainy season ends, most of those prehistoric-looking Â“sh will retreat back inland. Another unfortunate example is the non-native Mayan cichlid. These freshwater Â“sh can survive and thrive in salt water. Think of a snookÂs situation, but reversed Â„ they can live in salt or fresh water, but need fresh water to reproduce. ItÂs thought that this is one reason why these Â“sh have been able to spread so rapidly around the state. They can leave a creek or ditch by swimming downstream, head out to the salty water, travel along the coast, then duck into another stream and work their way inland again. LetÂs go Â“shing!Capt. Ralph Allen runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing and shing charter boats located at FishermenÂs Village Marina in Punta Gorda. He is an award-winning outdoor writer and photographer and is a past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Call him at 941-639-2628 or email Captain@KingFisherFleet.com. Salty thoughts AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR Â• CAPT. RALPH ALLEN adno=50538301 1156 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903 (239) 997-5777 Hours: M-F 8-6 Â€ Sat. 8-5 Â€ Sun. 9-3 4694 N Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941) 766-1044 Hours: M-F 8-5:30 Â€ Sat. 8-5 Â€ Sun. 9-3 15600 San Carlos Blvd #170, Ft. 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Â€ Page 9 Â€ July 5, 2018 WaterLine photo by Capt. Josh OliveSmaller sh are a lot more fun if you catch them on lighter tackle. THE FISH COACH Â• CAPT. JOSH OLIVE Saltwater panfishFishermen have a strong tendency to brag about the size of their catches. Often, it seems to be a competition, with every man trying to convince the other boys on the boat Â„ and the girls back at the dock Â„ that his is the biggest. (I wonder what Freud would say about that.) While itÂs certainly true that big ones can be a lot of fun (weÂre still talking Â“sh here, OK?), the truth is that most of our catches are on the smaller side. Even in the deep waters of the Gulf, we usually send more shorts back to the bottom than the number of keepers we put on ice. In both salt and fresh waters, panÂ“sh are all around. Since thatÂs our reality, why not make the most of it? Smaller Â“sh can be lots of fun. You just have to scale back two things: First, your tackle; second, your expectations. Truthfully, itÂs not mandatory to lighten up on your rod and reel. I do, though, because the main reason I Â“sh is for enjoyment. If your gear overpowers the Â“sh, whereÂs the sport? Most of us have reeled in pinÂ“sh or baby snapper while Â“shing for larger gameÂ“sh. How much of a Â“ght did you get? Right. If you go trout Â“shing with tarpon tackle, youÂll get about the same result. You can still catch Â“sh Â„ itÂs just not much fun. But catch those same pinÂ“sh and snapper on an ultralight setup, and suddenly these little guys are showing some spirit and actually pulling back. For saltwater purposes, IÂm going to deÂ“ne ÂultralightÂŽ as a rod rated for 4-10 pound line, a 1000 or 2000 size spinning reel, and braid of 4to 8-pound strength. You can get lighter rods, but I want one 7 feet long to keep a reasonable casting ability. Most ÂtrueÂŽ ultralight rods (usually rated for 2-6 pound line) are stubby little things less than 6 feet. One thing I donÂt scale back, or at least not much, is my leader. It looks a little funny to tie 25-pound Â”uorocarbon to 4-pound braid, but even with small Â“sh itÂs still advantageous to have a heavier leader that will fend o oysters, barnacles and other sharp bits in the environment. Also, you will occasionally hook into something bigger. As IÂve said before, elephants eat peanuts. IÂve had over-slot redÂ“sh grab a tiny schnibble of bait meant for something the size of my hand. ThatÂs fun. It usually doesnÂt last long, but sometimes you get lucky. Natural baits work well. Again, size them down. You might get funny looks at the bait shop asking for the smallest shrimp in the tank, but so what? Pieces of cut frozen shrimp are another Â“ne choice. ArtiÂ“cial lures can be good too, at least for some species. Beetle Spins, inline spinners and even tiny jerkbaits will catch Â“sh, just like when youÂre after freshwater panÂ“sh. Bait choice can help you narrow down your target species. For example, letÂs look at the Myakka Cuto. With strong river Â”ow, the water up that way is only sort of salty, which means there are fair numbers of Mayan cichlids hanging out under the mangroves. But there are also clouds of mangrove snapper from 3 to 10 inches. The cichlids will happily eat shrimp live or cut, but there are so many snapper that youÂll hook 30 of them for every Mayan. Now try Â“shing the same area with that Beetle Spin. Mangrove snapper are lure-shy even when theyÂre babies, but the cichlids are aggressive and will readily attack artiÂ“cials. Even accounting for the occasional dumb snapper and juvenile snook that will jump on your lure, youÂre putting a lot more cichlids in the cooler. On the other hand, lures can prevent you from catching one of the tastiest saltwater panfish: The sand bream. These fish show a strong preference for brackish water and spend most of the winter in the river mouths. In the summer, they invade canal systems in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. They donÂt like lures at all, since they feed on things that crawl in the bottom mud. For them, peeled chunks of shrimp meat are the way to go. DonÂt forget to shrink your hooks. When IÂm panÂ“shing, I like a live bait style hook, which has a short shank and is made of relatively stout wire. I prefer this variety because I can partly hide it inside even a small bait and because the heavier wire gauge gives me a measure of comfort when a bigger Â“sh takes that little bait. Usually, IÂm using a No. 4 or No. 6 hook. Now, as for the expectations: YouÂre going to have a lot of fun. However, itÂs going to be dicult to make other people understand that. If youÂre the type who needs people to ooh and ahh over your outdoor exploits, saltwater panÂ“shing isnÂt for you. If you need the adulation that comes from posting photos of big Â“sh on social media, youÂre not going to get that here. But if you enjoy Â“shing for its own sake, and if you like eating Â“sh that have been scaled, gutted and tossed into a hot greased skillet, youÂre going to love the fast action and the delicious dinner that follows.As the Fish Coach, Capt. Josh Olive oers personalized instruction on how and where to sh in Southwest Florida. Whether youÂre a complete beginner or just looking to rene your techniques, he can help you get past the frustration and start catching more sh. Lessons can be held on your boat, on local piers or even in your backyard. To book your session or for more information, go to FishCoach.net, email Josh@FishCoach.net or call 941-276-9657.
Â€ Page 10 Â€ July 5, 2018 WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS!HereÂs how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other release-only fish being poorly handled. Photos of such fish being gaffed, held by the lower jaw only or obviously damaged or dead WILL NOT be published, no matter how big the fish or how proud the angler may be. Dustin Smith went red snapper shing 70 miles out and got hammered by this big red grouper on the rst drop. Shannon S. with her rst sh ever! Caught and released in a Port Charlotte canal. Frank Misasi came all the way from Kingston, N.Y., to catch and release this slot Charlotte Harbor snook. George Duchene with a 23-pound red grouper caught 45 miles out of Venice Inlet. Kevin McDougal of englewood with a 36-pound blackn tuna caught 68 miles out of Venice Inlet. Bob Mercier with a 29-inch gag that ate a squirrelsh in 65 feet. Reportedly it had to be wrestled away from a Goliath that wanted to eat it. Â€ Page 11 Â€ July 5, 2018 Lisa Kress with her rst triggersh Â„ keeper size, but out of season, so back it went. Dante with a Pine Island Sound redsh. Joe Wilson with a Fathers Day snook, caught a year to the date he sent another beach snook picture that made the WaterLine cover. Melissa Aniskewicz with a 30-inch catch-and-release redsh. Sam Peterson of Englewood caught a goliath grouper in Fort Myers.
Â€ Page 12 Â€ July 5, 2018 ANGLING 101 Â• ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Photo providedYou think no one knows about ÂyourÂŽ spot? Think again Â„ someone else recognizes that tree line. If you Â“sh, you probably have favorite spots. And, human nature being what it is, you probably feel some degree of territoriality about those favorite Â“shing spots. Maybe you even think of them as your secret Â“shing spots. ItÂs totally understandable and absolutely normal. Also, youÂre completely wrong. ThereÂs no such thing as a secret spot in the Charlotte Harbor area. Thirty years ago, there were a few. Not anymore. There are just too many people here on the water and Â“shing. Those people take photos and share them. Even if the location isnÂt speciÂ“ed, there are only so many places out there Â„ sometimes you can tell by the trees or docks where the pic was taken. Those people have Â“shing or drinking buddies they talk to and share with. Keeping secrets is a lost cause. Why do we get so upset when we Â“nd someone Â“shing ÂourÂŽ spots? I donÂt think itÂs a serious concern that theyÂll take all the Â“sh. ItÂs more a matter of personal space. When IÂm in line at the grocery store, I donÂt want the guy in line behind me breathing down my neck. ItÂs the same out on the water Â„ I donÂt want to be Â“shing a short cast away from the next guy over. I think 100 yards is about right. ThatÂs about four good casts for most of us. If you can visualize that distance, try to keep that far away. Another thing about secret spots: TheyÂre still there when youÂre not. You may have a location where you catch the heck out of redÂ“sh on the outgoing tide. Maybe youÂve tried it on the incoming tide and come up empty a couple times, so youÂre only there when the tideÂs going out. But there might be another guy who catches the heck out of big trout in the exact same spot, but only when the tide is Â”ooding in. You might drive past on your way to someplace else, see that guy anchored at your spot, and laugh under your breath about him wasting his casts. Shows what you know. Mother Nature has a clock. If youÂve spent any amount of time on Charlotte Harbor, youÂve probably started to Â“gure out her time frames. For example, every fall a school of redÂ“sh shows up around Whorehouse Point. Sometimes itÂs 200 Â“sh, sometimes itÂs 2,000. If youÂre the Â“rst one who stumbles upon them in a particular year, you might think of them as ÂyourÂŽ Â“sh. The guys who used to gillnet them 50 years ago also though of them as ÂtheirÂŽ Â“sh. Hopefully, 50 years from now, theyÂll still be there for someone to think of them as ÂtheirÂŽ Â“sh. For oshore Â“shing, itÂs a whole other game. In the open Gulf of Mexico, there actually are some secret spots. Most of the sea is basically a desert. Like a desert, there are oases. The oases are reefs, rockpiles, ledges and other structure. Most of the bigger oases are pretty easy to Â“nd Â„ the locations are published and not hard to look up online. They also appear on many charts. When youÂre Â“shing one of these larger reefs, you expect to share the area with other anglers. Unless they drive across your anchor line or troll right in front of you, itÂs not worth getting irritated about. The secret spots are the little ones: A limestone ledge that only runs for 50 feet, an ÂunocialÂŽ artiÂ“cial reef where someone dumped a couple old refrigerators, a pile of rock the size of your living room. Those locations are hard to come by. You can troll for gag grouper and then mark the spot where you get a hit. You can look for small anomalies on your bottom machine. You can get numbers from a (really, really) good friend. Or you can do what too many people already do and poach the numbers: Just wait until you see an anchored boat and then buzz by, marking the spot to check out later. Of course, poaching numbers puts you at risk of being used for target practice, because itÂs pretty much a dirtbag thing to do, but itÂs an unfortunately common practice. ItÂs easy to think we have spots that are all ours, but the fact is that even the most remote creeks or backwaters are targeted by other anglers. ItÂs a hard fact of life, but we all just have to get used to the idea of other people Â“shing where we Â“sh. Fishing spots are not girlfriends or wives Â„ learn to share. But that doesnÂt mean you canÂt be the best at Â“shing a particular honeyhole. Take the time to learn your area. Be observant of the little things: Bird activity, water temperature, baitÂ“sh schools. If you pay attention, youÂll come to learn whatÂs normal and whatÂs out of character or dierent. Once you get in tune with things, youÂll Â“nd yourself being more successful.Robert Lugiewicz is the manager of FishinÂ FrankÂs Bait & Tackle, located at 4425-D Tamiami Trail in Charlotte Harbor and at 14531 N. 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Â€ Page 13 Â€ July 5, 2018 This month IÂm going to do something a little dierent. Our red tide situation, combined with the Lake Okeechobee water releases, has been in the forefront of social media and local news. So I decided to interview someone on the front lines of Â“ghting for a solution to this problem. At the very least, this might help educate those who just donÂt know. At best, it will help motivate others to help. I decided to interview Capt. Josh Greer. Josh is a fourth-generation Floridian, born and raised in Homestead. He came from a farming background in south Dade County. He moved to Port Charlotte in 2004 and started guiding full time in 2008. Many of you have probably chartered with Josh with XXL Charters, and more of you might remember his WaterLine columns from 2012 to 2016. In 2015, he started West Wall OutÂ“tters, a full-service Â”y Â“shing shop in Port Charlotte. He uses his reach in the Â“shing community to try and tackle conservation issues such as water quality and habitat loss. He does so as an active member of Captain for Clean Water. Cayle: Josh, tell me about Captains for Clean Water. Josh: CFCW is grassroots non-proÂ“t that was started by some friends of mine in Fort Myers after the horriÂ“c Lake Okeechobee discharges in the winter of 2016. We had a very rainy winter in 2016 and water managers started discharges from Lake O right in the middle of our tourist season. This greatly impacted the business of Â“shing guides and tourism-based businesses in the Fort Myers and Sanibel areas. Not to mention it caused long-term damage to the local estuaries. Capt. Daniel Andrews and Capt. Chris Wittman founded CFCW to unite the Â“shing and tourism industries and stand up for the local estuaries that were being destroyed by the Lake O discharges. C: You call it Captains for Clean Water. Is it only for charter captains or can anyone join? J: Yes, itÂs called Captains for Clean Water, but you do not have to be a captain to join. CFCW has members from all walks of life, from guides to real estate agents to everyday concerned citizens. C: CFCW recently visited Washington, D.C., correct? J: Yes, and I joined them for the trip. We were there to help lobby the feds to do their part in Everglades restoration to help stop the discharges and send clean water south where it is desperately needed. IÂd say we were very successful in doing so. We made very good headway and really got our message across to people that are making decisions. C: What are your forward goals for Captains for Clean Water? J: The goal moving forward with CFCW is to see this issue to the end. To stop the discharges out of the lake and get the clean fresh water to Florida Bay that it so badly needs. This is not a short-term Â“ght and CFCW is in it for the long haul. C: WeÂve had a lot of sh kills recently. What do you think is causing them? J: Yes, weÂve had ridiculous Â“sh kills lately. The cause of those kills is red tide. Red tide is a natural occurring alga. When it blooms, it suocates Â“sh it also bothers mammals by attacking the respiratory system. WeÂve always had red tide. We see blooms about once a year, but they seem to be getting worse. C: What are your thoughts on the freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee? J: The discharges from Lake O are horrible. They bring massive amounts of nutrient rich water to the estuary. They devastate everything in its path. The grass Â”ats and oyster bars in the southern Pine Island Sound and the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River have been wiped out by the discharges. Not to mention that the Caloosahatchee River was never naturally connected to Lake Okeechobee so these discharges are a manmade disaster. C: A lot of people think because our near shore currents swing south that the releases from Lake O donÂt aect us north of the Caloosahatchee River. Is that true? J: Not exactly. Most of the water does Â”ow south out of the Caloosahatchee River, but we are still directly impacted. As soon as the discharges start, most of the guides and Â“shermen from down south come up to Â“sh Charlotte Harbor. We already have a lot of Â“shing pressure, so having all those extra boats up here makes Â“shing tough. When they are discharging a lot of water, weÂve seen it coming out of Matlatcha Pass into the Harbor. C: Lake Okeechobee itself is relatively healthy. Where do all the algae and contaminates come from if the lake is healthy? J: Even if Lake O was healthy, the freshwater discharges would still kill sea grass and oysters in Pine Island Sound and Matlacha and ruin the Â“shing. Right now, most of the lake is covered with green algae. Not to mention the bottom of the lake is covered in muck that contains all the nasty stu that they backpumped o the sugar cane Â“elds for decades until they were banned from doing it. Every time we have a big storm, that sediment gets stirred up and dumped out the rivers. C: Blue-green algae is another thing people are complaining about. Why is it such a big deal if it is a fr eshwat er algae? WonÂt it just die in salt water like red tide dies in fresh water? J: The algae is another part of the problem. ItÂs not going to end up in salt water, but itÂs caused a lot more problems in Stuart on the east coast of Florida. C: I think water quality is a big issue here in the Harbor. I think it is the big player in the reduction of our redsh population. I believe it is killing our redsh fry given what I have seen dragging purse seine nets with the Don Ball School of shing. We havenÂt caught redsh ngerling in the nets in the past 4 years. You also donÂt see the amount of nger mullet you used to either. Do you think that water quality is to blame for our lack of redsh or do you feel other factors are more to blame? J: Water quality, in my opinion, is one of the major factors that we have seen a huge decline in redÂ“sh. The biggest problem is the red tide killing the big breeding Â“sh o the beach. These issues, along with devastating habitat loss and ridiculous Â“shing and boating pressure, are huge threats to the future of redÂ“sh in Charlotte Harbor. C: Everyone wants that beautiful green lawn. Well, except for me because then I have to mow the darn thing. I donÂt think many people, especially those that live on canals, realize what fertilizer does to our estuary. Here is a chance to educate. What are your feelings on local fertilization? J: YouÂre not the only one that doesnÂt want to mow the crap. I hate it. Absolutely this is a problem. Those same nutrients coming out of Lake O are in the fertilizer people put on their lawns, and they end up running o in to the Harbor and feeding red tide and other algae. C: Mosaic wants to build a phosphate mine in Arcadia, and is also asking permission to send all waste phosphate down Horse Creek, which feeds into the Peace River and eventually into our Harbor. Personally I think this may be the stupidest thing IÂve ever heard. What are your thoughts on this? J: Mosaic and the water they let out is a major contributor to the problems in Charlotte Harbor. I think they are the sleeping giant that no one seems to be talking about. If they start mining DeSoto and letting that crap down Horse Creek, we are doomed. If you think the red tide is bad now, you havenÂt seen anything. That might be the worst thing to happen to Charlotte Harbor since we settled here. People need to get involved and stop this. If we donÂt, we very well may be doomed. Josh, thank you for your information and your dedication to keeping our water clean. I hope people take your words to heart. I Â“rmly believe we are at the tipping point. Hopefully we can weight down the back of this bus thatÂs hanging o the edge of the cli and rescue our waters. If you are interested in a charter, Â”y Â“shing equipment, or joining up and helping the cause, Capt. Josh Greer can be reached at WestWallFlyShop@gmail.com, 941-875-9630 (shop), or 863-781-1373 (cell).Capt. Cayle Wills owns and operates Bad Fish Charters on Charlotte Harbor. You can contact him at 941-916-4538 or Capt.Cayle@ ReelBadFish.com. You can also visit him online at ReelBadFish.com or Facebook.com/ BadFishCharters. Photo providedNutrients from Lake Okeechobee have turned the upper Caloosahatchee River into pea soup. LetÂ’s talk clean water ANGLING 201 Â• CAPT. CAYLE WILLS 2013 READERSÂ CHOICE 2009-2017 READERSÂ CHOICEThe AreaÂs Factory AuthorizedStocking Â… Services Â… WarrantySuzuki DealerAbelÂs Marine is your repower centerNINE YEARS IN A ROW! 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Â€ Page 14 Â€ July 5, 2018 Photo providedOkeechobee water owing down the Caloosahatchee is a problem. But so is rampant development across Florida. A LIFE ON THE WATER Â• CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Blame or solution?WhatÂs more important to you: Blame or solutions? LetÂs stop placing blame for our water quality problems. ItÂs counterproductive. We need to identify the factual problems; then acknowledge them so we can address the issues. ItÂs way past time to start Â“xing the sources of our red tide and water quality challenges. Red tide and water discharges are nothing new. We have endured them forever. Yes, forever. Our water quality problems have grown as our population expands. More growth and development, more problems. Things exploded as we dredged and Â“lled projects all over Florida in the 1950s and Â60s. We have had numerous problems since they dredged the Intracoastal Waterway more than 50 years ago. We altered natural Â”ows and Â”ushing all over Florida, and now we pay the price for messing with Mother Nature. We enjoyed a paradise until it was altered by human hands. This is a problem that isnÂt going away without sacriÂ“ces and a lot of money. If you think preventing more damage is expensive, just try to replace our ecosystems and economy after itÂs destroyed. It canÂt be done Â„ not at any price. The Army Corps must release water from Lake Okeechobee or endanger lives from breaching the dikes. Just look at the loss of live in 28 hurricanes. Blame sugar and agriculture if you want, but if they disappeared tomorrow we still have bigger problems. Is it possible that political manipulation could be behind much of this to hurt Commissioner Putnam and other Republican candidates? You are being led away from actual problems. Many of us are distracted for someone elseÂs political gains. We continue to cram more new folks into our coastal and watershed areas. More people creates more runo and increased pollutants in our waters. Ignore reality or acknowledge real issues and accurately, scientiÂ“cally identify the sources. Which is more important to us? Green yards and lush high maintenance landscaping or our water quality? Look at our developed lands and how they follow our coastlines and watersheds. These population concentrations contribute nutrients which feed and stimulate red tide blooms and algae growth. In many areas right now, the awful stench from decaying green algae is as bad as the dead Â“sh. Algae thrives in cooler water but dies in summer heat. Yes, old dead Â“sh are also problems in many areas. When they combine, itÂs a disaster. I watched a program on Charlotte CountyÂs channel last week about water quality issues in FloridaÂs springs and estuaries. It was a board meeting of SwiftmudÂs last meeting on these issues (April, I believe). They have addressed the agriculture issues and believe these are minimized. Look at evidence and make your own conclusions. Agriculture businesses canÂt aord to waste money with todayÂs tight proÂ“t margins. Fertilizers are only productive if kept in the root zone layers. Golf courses are smarter and have minimized their runo losses too. Both Swiftmud and Dr. Brian LaPoint have studied our issues and deduced from their works that septic leaching and yard runo are our largest contributors to nitrogen. Many educated leaders and scientist believe that the Kissimmee River and Caloosahatchee Rivers are polluted and major problems requiring our immediate attention. The Kissimmee watershed has about two million people living upstream with about 600,000 septic tanks. Septic systems cannot function properly if the water table is too close. They require dirt to function properly. This red tide eruption occurring now has trashed our local economy for the last big weekend opportunity of summer. We are now facing the slow season without that extra weekÂs income. We were actually lucky this backed down for Easter because it was looming then. Note that this red tide bloom occurred before any Lake O discharges could have reached our area. This outbreak, like all the others, came right after a heavy rain event. We have local problems that require our attention if you want to solve our pollution problems. Watch that Swiftmud meeting to understand the problems better. IÂm not impressed with the exposure-seeking captains complaining but not addressing the actual problems or oering any thought out potential solutions. I brought this issue up at every Charlotte Harbor meeting that UF sponsored and Sea Grant helped with. We are dying if we continue to ignore our problems! The press has picked up this issue and is warning folks to stay away from our coast and beaches, just before the Fourth of July. This hurts the local economy signiÂ“cantly. But can you blame them? Who wants to spend the holiday on a stinky beach? IÂll close with some good news: We do have good Â“shing farther out in to the Gulf Â„ no red tide problems oshore yet. Grouper and snapper are all open, and if you can safely go deeper we do have Â“sh. Things begin to clear up at about 40 feet. There are a few Spanish mackerel and even kings scattered around. You can carry live shrimp but not pinÂ“sh or minnows through red tide blooms. Minnows are available in about 50 feet. Try Sabiki rigs and carry extras. The Â“shing has been good in the upper Harbor area also. If you donÂt see live Â“sh, just keep looking. Remember, you canÂt catch Â“sh if you donÂt go Â“shinÂ, so letÂs go Â“shinÂ soon.Capt. Van Hubbard is a highly respected outdoor writer and shing guide. He has been a professional USCG-licensed year-round guide since 1976, and has been shing the Southwest Florida coast since 1981. Contact him at 941-468-4017 or VanHubbard@CaptVan.com. 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Â€ Page 15 Â€ July 5, 2018 PRWC photoArmadillos might be traditionally cute like a puppy, but thereÂs a certain appeal to BodhiÂs long-snouted little face. PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER Â• ROBIN JENKINS, DVM Meet BodhiPeace River Wildlife Center has a new education animal Â„ a nine-banded armadillo. Our new residentÂs name is Bodhi (pronounced BOH-dee), short for Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term for someone who delays personal nirvana for the enlightenment of others. Although often misunderstood and surrounded by myths and falsehoods, armadillos make good neighbors. Bodhi is going to delay his return to the wild to help people come to a better understanding about the Âlittle armored ones.ÂŽ While armadillos are native to South America and the southwestern United States, they have been in Florida since the early 1900s, either having made their own way across the panhandle or via intentional introduction. They were used as a food source during the Great Depression. They are considered naturalized at this time in Florida Â„ not invasive, since they donÂt harm any of our native species. LetÂs talk about the elephant in the room Â“rst and get that over with: Leprosy. Most people have heard of it, but honestly have no idea, other than the reference as a biblical plague, what it really means. Leprosy, or HansenÂs disease, is a slow growing bacterial infection ( Mycobacterium leprae ) of the nerves, skin, eyes, or respiratory tract that can go undetected for up to 20 years. In the past, it could result in the inability to feel pain and lead to loss of body parts due to repeated injuries or undetected wounds. As an old testament scourge, it was pretty heady stu. Now there are tests and treatments for it in modern societies. And whom can we thank for that? A scientist named Hansen (wouldnÂt you love to have a hideously disÂ“guring disease named after you?!) and his lab Ârats,ÂŽ the armadillos. With their low body temperature, they are the only other organism known to contract leprosy and were intentionally infected to be used as a model for treatment and cure. Rough estimates of up to 20 percent of armadillos may be naturally infected, but few of those animals live long enough to become symptomatic or infective. Luckily, 95 percent of the human population is not even susceptible to the disease. And the only known cases of transmission from armadillos to humans is from eating improperly cooked meat. So, if youÂre serving up Âpossum on the half shell,ÂŽ be sure to cook it thoroughly. (EditorÂs note: During the Depression, they were often referred to as ÂHoover hogsÂŽ Â„ a dis to the president seen as responsible for the lousy economy and a reference to the porklike Â”avor of the meat.) Aside from stocking your pantry, what can armadillos do for you? They are fascinating creatures. As omnivores, they eat just about anything available, including carrion, but 90 percent of their diet is composed of insects. As they dig through a healthy lawn, they aerate the soil and remove plant-damaging insects. They are one of very few species that can eat Â“re ants without sustaining injury from the insectÂs venom. Armadillos are susceptible to cold and heat. They donÂt hibernate and have a low metabolic rate, so are not found outside of the temperate zone. They also canÂt handle the heat, and here in Florida are usually active only at night Â„ especially during the summer. They sleep up to 16 hours a day in one of the many burrows they may have in a given territory and spend most of their waking hours in search of food. As with most burrowing animals, they have poor eyesight. They do have an acute sense of smell, however, and can detect insects up to 9 inches underground. They use their long, sticky tongues to gather up ants and termites, much like their relatives the anteaters. They have a few peg-like molars, but those teeth have no enamel and so are quite soft. An armadillo can cross a narrow body of water by holding its breath for up to six minutes and walking across the bottom. Or it can Âswallow air,ÂŽ inÂ”ating its stomach and intestines for buoyancy to swim across a wider body of water. It has dermal plates on its back for protection. While this thick leathery covering is not Â“rm enough to deter predators like coyotes or dogs, it does protect the armadillo from thorns and briars as it dives under cover. It can also use its strong legs and claws to quickly dig underground. The soft belly has a few Â“ne hairs that are used for sensory input, much like a catÂs whiskers. The armadilloÂs only real defense mechanism is its ability to jump. Being nearly deaf and blind, it often Â“nds itself quite close to a predator before it realizes the danger. It will then leap three feet in the air to startle the predator, giving the armadillo time to run away. This works fairly well against a dog. Not so much against a pick-up trying to straddle one in the middle of a road on a dark night. Adult armadillos are solitary animals about the size of a cat, 15 to 17 inches long, plus another 15 inches for the tail, and weigh 8 to 17 pounds. They usually live 5 to 7 years in the wild and up to 15 years in captivity. They mate in late July in Florida, with the young normally born in February or March. The Â“ve-month gestation can be delayed up to four months while mom waits for the appropriate conditions. Once the fertilized egg has Â“nally implanted, it splits into four identical quadruplets. Our buddy Bohdi was found lying on a lawn in the direct sun. We donÂt know how he got separated from his mother and brothers. He was overheated, dehydrated and close to death. He has since recovered nicely and is ready to begin his career as one of PRWCÂs education outreach animals. Watch for him at an event near you and see how much you have in common with this fascinating creature. He enjoys earthworms, grubs and long, snuing walks in anthills. OK, so maybe not too much in common with him, but you can still have an appreciation for all that he and his kin can do for us. Or at least allay some of the fears and misunderstandings that plague this prehistoric-looking mammal.Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprot organization, dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte CountyÂs native wildlife since 1978. They are open seven days a week year-round, including holidays. Tours are oered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PRWC receives no government funding and relies entirely on private donations. For more info, visit PRWildlife.org, email PeaceRiverWildlife@yahoo.com or call 941-637-3830. adno=50538299 WE COME TO YOU! 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Â€ Page 16 Â€ July 5, 2018 NOAA photoThe Coriolis eect moves hurricanes and the oceans themselves, so why not a ushing toilet? ASK YOUR SEA GRANT AGENT Â• BETTY STAUGLER The Coriolis effectFact or Â“ction: Toilet bowl water spins clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere as a result of Coriolis eect. Before I give you the answer, letÂs explore Coriolis a bit. The Coriolis eect was described by French scientist Gustave de Coriolis in 1835. It is the perceived change in position of an intended target on the EarthÂs surface due to the EarthÂs rotation. An object that moves in a north-south or longitudinal direction will undergo apparent deÂ”ection to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. There are two reasons: First, our planet rotates eastward. Second, the linear velocity of a point on the Earth relative to its target is a function of latitude. Explained simply, the EarthÂs surface is rotating faster at the equator (which is wide) than at either pole (which is narrow compared to the equator). An object moving northward from the equator towards an intended target will be deÂ”ected eastward faster than the rotation of its target farther north. The Coriolis deÂ”ection is therefore related to the motion of the object, the motion of the Earth, and the latitude. Coriolis eect results in winds deÂ”ected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, thus creating our trade winds. Global winds drag on the waterÂs surface, causing it to move and build up in the direction that the wind is blowing. This also results in the deÂ”ection of major surface ocean currents to the right in the Northern Hemisphere (in a clockwise spiral) and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere (in a counter-clockwise spiral). These major spirals of ocean-circling currents are called ÂgyresÂŽ and occur north and south of the equator. They cannot exist at the equator, where the Coriolis eect is not present. The Ekman spiral, named after Swedish scientist Vagn Walfrid Ekman who Â“rst theorized it in 1902, is a consequence of the Coriolis eect. When driven by wind, the topmost layer of surface water in the Northern Hemisphere Â”ows at about 45 degrees to the right of the wind direction. Deeper layers of water respond to the friction of the layer above and also deÂ”ect to the right, but at a slower speed. Each subsequent deeper layer slides horizontally over the one above it like a deck of cards creating a spiral eect, until the movement ceases at a depth of about 330 feet. Because the deeper layers of water move more slowly than the shallower layers, they tend to Âtwist aroundÂŽ and Â”ow opposite to the surface current. The average direction of all this turning water from the wind direction is known as Ekman transport. To explain Ekman spirals and transport, Ekman used the observations of Fridtjof Nansen. Nansen, an explorer from Norway, purposely froze his ship into the Arctic sea ice in 1893. Nansen thought the ice, which moves with the currents, would eventually take him to the North Pole. He never made it to the North Pole, but for three years he was adrift, and during that time he made a lot of observations. Of those, Nansen observed that the ice was not moving in the same direction as the wind Â„ rather, it was moving to the right of the wind direction. Ekman later made a mathematical model of these movements to explain the phenomenon. Back to my fact or Â“ction question about Coriolis and the Â”ushing toilet: ItÂs Â“ction. The rotation of the Earth is very small; only one rotation per day. 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Â„ Recipe from All-Fish-Seafood-Recipes.comA clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by SHRIMP WITH OKRA Photo providedIf you want to catch bass in shallow water, youÂd better start early. Fish smart and you can catch all day.Water temperature plays a huge role in summertime bass Â“shing. If you have a thermometer on your boat, you will see the water temperature move as much as 10 degrees from sunrise to the middle of the afternoon. How you decide to target bass during these time frames can play a big role in the success of your day. As long as I have been bass Â“shing in Florida, one fact stands out above all others: Bass are more active when the water is cooler. Whether they get more active due to the water cooling overnight, or the bait simply moves around more early in the day, I canÂt really say Â„ but itÂs true. ItÂs also true that shallow water warms faster than deeper water. Because of that, bass are better targeted in shallower water early as opposed to later in the day. Mind you, they wonÂt stray far from cover or deeper water where they return as the water temperature starts to rise, but early on you can Â“nd them in that cooler shallow water. On the Â”ip side of that coin, bass will do one of two things as the water temperature starts to rise. They will either head to deeper water Â„ which we all know simply is not there in most Florida lakes Â„ or they will seek out the shadiest cover they can Â“nd and hole up there. The slight break that bass get from the deeper or shadier water being cooler is something they will always be drawn to. One of the toughest things to do is gauge when you should move from shallow early spots to deeper or thicker later spots. In my last tournament, I stuck in the shallow spots too long. I caught two quick bass and never found another one the rest of the day Â„ mainly because I stayed shallow and never moved out to deeper water with scattered hydrilla just 100 yards away. I watched the temperature of the water go up but didnÂt get o my shallow pattern until it was too late. After a pass or two without a bite, I should have turned the boat and headed out to the deeper water with good thick cover. My point here is that timing is everything. You may get a few good Â“sh early, but donÂt expect them to hang out there all day. They wonÂt. They will move to where they are comfortable. When you decide itÂs time to move out, donÂt be afraid to go with heavier gear when searching for bass in the thicker cover. Use a larger bullet weigh to work that soft plastic bait through the vegetation. You want to bang that bait o of everything you possibly can trying to entice those bass to bite. If you are moving to deeper water with less vegetation, I would suggest a Carolina rig Â“shed really slow. Make sure your bait stays in contact with the bottom and stays in the strike zone as long as possible. My next tournament is on the Winter Haven chain of lakes. I know these waters well. There are lakes with very clean water and some signiÂ“cant depth ranges. At the same time, you can Â“sh shallow and see it a little murky. There is vegetation on every lake, but not all of it is productive. You can bet that I will once again be facing a decision to make on when to move from the shallow spots out to the deeper water with cover. The bad part is that not all of the lakes have the good cover I want both shallow and deep. There are a couple, but those areas are generally hammered pretty hard this time of year. Now that I Â“nally got the boat back, and I have days o after the 4th of July, I plan on paying very close attention to the water temperature. IÂll watch when it starts to rise and at what temperature that early shallow bite stops. Once I see those things happen, IÂll know itÂs time to abandon the shallows and move to cover or depth. For Missy and me, this is probably our best chance to take home a win before the season is out, and the things IÂve outlined here are going to be followed to the letter. Time on the water will be put in to prove this out, so IÂm hoping that over the course of the Â“ve days I get to practice for this tournament I can use this logic and boat some really nice bass. I know I will Â„ I just have to follow the process and not talk myself out of it.Greg Bartz is a tournament bass sherman based in Lakeland. Greg shes lakes throughout FloridaÂs Heartland with his wife and tournament partner, Missy. Contact him at Greg. Bartz@SummitHoldings.com. Where to fish when TOURNAMENT BASSINÂ’ Â• GREG BARTZ
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His curiosity set in motion DNA testing and more sleuthing that led to the identiÂ“cation of three new species of opah Â„ a peculiar deepdiving Â“sh recently found to be the Â“rst fully warm-blooded Â“sh. ÂThe more we looked, the more dierences we could pull out,ÂŽ said Karen Underkoer, lead author of a recently published paper in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa that describes the anatomical characteristics of the dierent species of opah, including one marked by its big eyes and a purple tongue. In all, the team of scientists with NOAA Fisheries identiÂ“ed Â“ve distinct species of opah, revealing that there isnÂt a single global species. Three are newly identiÂ“ed, one was already named and researchers better identiÂ“ed another that had been previously described. ÂWe have known for quite some time that opahs in dierent parts of the world look dierent,ÂŽ Misty Paig-Tran, assistant professor of marine biology and biomechanics at Cal State Fullerton who was not involved in the paper, said in an email. People were calling them all the same thing, and the paper clearly shows their dierences, she wrote, adding that itÂs great to Â“nally have anatomical descriptions and DNA to back those descriptions. The researchers say knowing the population of opah Â„ which has a silvery gray body, red Â“ns and mouths, and white spots Â„ is important to make sure they donÂt get overÂ“shed. While opah isnÂt harvested by commercial Â“sheries, the Â“sh is often caught incidentally in commercial Â“shing for high-value tuna or swordÂ“sh o the coasts of Hawaii and California. Sport anglers also frequently catch the colorful Â“sh, which on average weighs about 100 pounds and can be bigger than an automobile tire. Opah is becoming popular at restaurants in Hawaii and elsewhere. The value of U.S. commercial landings of opah has increased from just a few thousand dollars before 2000 to nearly $3.2 million in 2016. The Hawaiibased longline Â“shing industry reported the catching of nearly 30,000 opahs by vessels targeting tuna and swordÂ“sh in 2015. Most opah landed by those vessels arrive at the United Fishing Agency auction in Honolulu, where Underkoer was working several years ago when Garrett Kitazaki Â”agged the big-eyed opah for her and her colleague Meagan Luers, another study co-author. They took measurements, clipped Â“ns and sent tissue samples to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in San Diego. From the samples collected at the auction, the team quickly determined the Â“sh were distinct from each other. ÂIn that eort to Â“nd more, we stumbled across more very distinct opah species,ÂŽ said John Hyde, program leader of genetics Â“sheries at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center who did the DNA tests. They put out a call to museums, ports and commercial Â“sheries to get samples of opah. They thumbed through literature dating back to the 1700s to Â“nd references and descriptions of the Â“sh. Underkoer even traveled to Monaco to check out a specimen. ÂIt kept building and building,ÂŽ said Underkoer, who now works for NOAAÂs seafood inspection program in Seattle. Hyde said that Âwhen you realize there are Â“ve species instead of one, it tells us thereÂs a lot to still discover out there.ÂŽ SIZE LIMIT: n/a BAG LIMIT (per harvester per day): 4 within the aggregate bag of 4 groupers in state waters SEASON: No closure. LOCAL AVERAGE SIZE: 5 to 10 lb WORLD RECORD: 70 lb, 7 oz FOOD VALUE: Very good; lean and flaky meat. Distinctive flavor with a hint of iodine but not at all fishy. HABITAT: Very deep ledges and wrecks. Rare in less than 500 feet of water. LEGAL METHODS: Hook and line or spearing. No snagging. Reef fish rules apply. Non-offset circle hooks are required when using natural baits and a dehooking device must be available and used when needed. FISHING TIPS: As with other deepwater groupers, drift over suitable structure with cut fish or squid fished at the bottom. Most often, fishermen use rigs with several hooks, the better to catch multiple fish on a single drop. Power reels are not required, but if you arenÂt using one youÂll wish you were after the first drop. NOTES: Relatively common throughout the Gulf of Mexico in its preferred habitat, and perhaps the most caught of the deepwater groupers. FISH PROFILE Â€ SNOWY GROUPER 2 0 1 8 0 7 0 5 w t 1 8 p d f 1 0 3 J u l 1 8 2 0 : 5 2 : 3 1
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Â€ Page 20 Â€ July 5, 2018 ITÂ’S JUST SARGASSUMIf you live in South Florida, you may have noticed your regular feet-in-the-sand beach walks feeling more like obstacle courses for avoiding masses of seaweed. Since 2011, scientists have been observing an unexplained inux of brown blooms oating in the Caribbean and Atlantic and inevitably nding their way to the tropical shorelines of some of our favorite vacation spots. This year has been particularly slimy, with record-high blooms observed via satellite imagery, and predictions that the seaweed may continue beaching through August. But what is this stu, other than a nuisance on beach days? ItÂs Sargassum seaweed. Some research suggests that the masses of seaweed drift down from the Sargasso Sea (a patch of the North Atlantic), while others suggest the seaweed pileup is the result of accumulation in the equatorial Atlantic. No one knows the reason for the sudden inux, though some point to changing wind patterns and climate change. Regardless of why, the seaweed brings both benets and drawbacks to beaches. For marine life, huge mats of seaweed block essential UV light from corals and other organisms that need it. It can also trap small animals like crabs and sea turtles. On the other hand, some sh and sealife can use the seaweed for food and shelter. On land, it can protect beaches from wind and wave erosion. Sargassum seaweed poses no harm to humans, other than a slight irritation of the olfactory senses. Some tourism-dependent islands in the Caribbean, however, are feeling the brunt of the blow, with problematic seaweed pileups prompting Barbados to declare a state of emergency, and a hotel in Antigua to close its doors through September. In response, governments are thinking fast for ways to either remove the seaweed or mix it with beach sand.CRUISE WORKER LOST, FOUNDCall him the luckiest cruise ship worker on the high seas. A crew member who plunged o a Norwegian Cruise Line ship June 30 and was feared lost was rescued the next day by another cruise ship sailing the same route. Carnival says the crew of its 2,980-passenger Carnival Glory found and rescued the unnamed, 33-year-old Norwegian Getaway staer on Sunday afternoon about 21 miles north of Cuba. He had been in the water for nearly 24 hours. The crew member is being treated by GloryÂs shipboard medical team, Carnival said. A statement from the U.S. Coast Guard said he was in stable condition. Glory departed Miami on June 30 and was at sea en route to Cozumel, Mexico on Sunday afternoon when a hotel steward on the ship spotted the Norwegian crew member oating in the water, Carnival says. The hotel steward notied bridge ocers who initiated rescue operations, including reducing speed, reversing course and lowering a lifeboat to retrieve the man. ÂThis is nothing short of miraculous,ÂŽ Carnival president Christine Duy said in a statement. ÂKudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing eort to rescue a fellow seafarer.ÂŽ The incident is currently under investigation, the Coast Guard said.FROM THE FWC CASE FILESOcer Winton and Lieutenants Spoede and Ruggiero were patrolling oshore at Fort Myers Beach when they stopped a vessel for a safety inspection. During the inspection it was determined that the vessel was a rental and the livery had rented to someone born after Jan. 1, 1988, without a boater safety identication. The ocers went to the livery and discovered that the employee giving pre-ride instructions did not have boater safety training, nor was there boater safety information posted on the premises as required by law. The manager was issued three notices to appear for the violations.MANATEE VISITS CAROLINASA sea cow decided to take a vacation at the Outer Banks last weekend. A manatee was spotted in the Oregon Inlet Marina on Saturday, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore said on social media Tuesday. The sea cow was a West Indian manatee, according to the park. West Indian manatees were reclassied from endangered to threatened last year. A few manatees are seen each year along the North Carolina coast, usually along the southern third of the coast Â„ from about Carteret County south, according to the North Carolina park system, but have been spotted as far as New Bern. Manatees are almost always seen in the warmer months, visiting North Carolina from Florida and other tropical waters. In North Carolina, manatees favor brackish waters of estuaries, bays, and large river mouths and likely migrate up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.ANOTHER WHITE WHALEA white humpback whale sighted o the coast of the North Island is a signicant nd, according to whale biologist and expert Dr. Ingrid Visser. It is likely the whale is Migaloo, a famous white humpback found in Australian waters, or the rst sighting of a new white whale, both extremely rare nds. Commercial craysher Joshua Whitley was out casting pots about 10 miles o the coast of Gisborne when he noticed something strange near the boat. ÂI just happened to look up and see a whale spout. We decided to go over and have a look.ÂŽ Upon approach Whitley noticed something wasnÂt quite right with one of the whales: ÂIt was completely white.ÂŽ Whitley and his crew were Âcompletely buzzingÂŽ at the Âonce in a lifetimeÂŽ sighting. ÂWhen we left, we thought it was Migaloo, he was right underneath the stern, it was crazy. At rst, they were pretty spooked, they were cruising at 5 knots. Once they got used to the boat and knew we werenÂt going to hurt them they came closer.ÂŽ Visser said just from the footage it was dicult to identify the whale which was probably Migaloo. However, there was a possibility it was the rst documented sighting of the third recorded white humpback whale. The second recorded white humpback is located in the Atlantic Ocean and Visser was 99 percent sure it would not be that whale. It was also possible the whale was the ospring of Migaloo, she said.HOW GOLDFISH KILL CARPOrnamental goldsh that escaped or were released into a lake just south of the Twin Cities likely infected and killed o large numbers of carp, according to state conservation ocials. A virus from the koi goldsh also has been found in at least eight other southern Minnesota lakes in the past year, the state Department of Natural Resources said June 29. Sta from the DNRÂs Lake City sheries oce went to Lake Byllesby near Cannon Falls after dead sh washed up on shore. They collected samples and brought them to the agencyÂs pathology lab and to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The labs conrmed that the sh died from infection with the koi herpes virus, which only aicts common carp and koi, an ornamental member of the carp family raised in East Asia for centuries and kept by some people in aquariums and outdoor ponds. The virus kills carp by damaging their gills and skin. It cannot be transferred to humans or to other animals. The virus Âlikely found its way into Minnesota waters by the release or escape of ornamental koi,ÂŽ a statement from the DNR read. ÂReleasing ornamental sh into the wild is illegal and can upset the balance of natural systems.ÂŽDONÂ’T FEED THE SHARKSAn Australian woman has escaped serious harm despite being dragged into water by a shark who had bitten down on her nger. Melissa Brunning, of Perth, was vacationing in Dugong Bay Â„ in the far northwest of Australia Â„ and feeding a group of nurse sharks. According to Australian TV station 7, Brunning was convinced she had lost her nger. ÂIt happened so quickly,ÂŽ Brunning told 7 News. ÂAll I could really focus on was the fact that my nger is gone. It clamped on it and it felt like it was shredding o the bone. I came up and I was like, ÂIÂve lost my nger.Â I couldnÂt even look at the nger because I thought if I looked at it and saw it again, IÂd probably go into shock.ÂŽ Brunning did not lose her nger, but did suer a torn ligament, several cuts and a fracture. It also became so severely infected that she required an operation upon her return to Perth (the stateÂs capital city.) Speaking to the West Australian, 34-year-old Brunning said the fault was entirely hers, not the sharkÂs ÂItÂs not the sharkÂs fault at all, but it could have been a lot worse,ÂŽ she said. ÂIÂm not a shark victimÂƒ I have full respect for sharks, I think theyÂre incredible ÂIÂve always had the opinion that when youÂre in the water, theyÂre top of the food chain Â„ itÂs their domain.ÂŽHOW TO GET THINGS DONEThe loaded mini-van pulled into the only remaining campsite. Four children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent. The boys rushed to gather rewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils. A nearby camper marveled to the youngstersÂ father, ÂThat, sir, is some display of teamwork.ÂŽ The father replied, ÂI have a system Â„ no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up.ÂŽ NEWS OF NOTE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
INSIDE Could tiny creatures help kill red tide?Page 9 ÂSgt. FriendlyÂ is newest Smoked MulletPage 11 Organ donation criteria disappoints familyPage 14 A WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE SUNWEST VILLAGES SUN Thursday, July 5, 2018 Serving the communities of IslandWalk, Grand Palm, GranParadiso, Oasis, Renaissance, SarasotaNational and The Preserve Â„ and now serving Plantationwww.yoursun.com Capable of growing to more than 50 feet in length and 20 tons in weight, whale sharks truly are the gentle giants of the ocean, and can increasingly be found off the Southwest Florida coast. One of only three types of sharks that Â“lter feed, whale sharks mainly subsist off plankton and Â“sh eggs. Although the process of Â“lter feeding includes sucking in water like a vacuum, these sharks still have more than 300 tiny teeth in their 5-foot-wide mouths. Whale sharks can live to be 70 years old in the wild, and they can also swim thousands of miles in a single year. They almost always swim those miles alone, as scientists have found that they lack the kind of social behavior needed to travel in packs. These sharks have become somewhat of a tourist attraction as boaters in the area Â”ood social media with photos of these gentle giants when they are in the area. Oftentimes, people will jump into the water and swim alongside them while others take photos. There is still much to learn about these creatures, scientists said. ItÂs a bit unclear whatÂs drawing them to Southwest Florida in bigger numbers and, in fact, scientists wonder why there actually arenÂt even more coming here. But Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has taken steps to discover more about them by By VIVIAN BRIDGESSUN CORRESPONDENT VENICE Â„ Finishing No. 15 on a ÂBest ofÂŽ list might not sound particularly impressive, but itÂs more than respectable in a comparison of the 161 best oceanfront beach towns to live in. ThatÂs where the city of Venice Â“nds itself in a report issued by online Â“nancial services company WalletHub on Wednesday. The study included all cities with a population between 10,000 and 150,000 and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor, it states. The results were then broken down into oceanfront and lakefront towns. Florida is heavily represented throughout the list of oceanfront towns, with six cities Â„ Naples (2nd), Sarasota (3rd), St. Augustine (5th), Boca Raton (7th), Key West (10th) and Jupiter (11th) Â„ ranking ahead of Venice. Vero Beach (17th) and Key Biscayne (18th) made the top 20. Altogether, 50 Florida cities made the list. Two more were included on the companion list of the 44 best lakefront beach towns to live in: St. Cloud (23rd) and Sebring (34th). Lahaina, Hawaii, was the top oceanfront town, while Traverse City, Michigan, was the No. 1 lakefront locale. Shirley, New York, was at the bottom of the oceanfront list, with Morgan City, Louisiana, last among lakefront towns. All the towns were evaluated in six broad categories: affordability (Venice was 52nd); weather (10th); safety (71st); economy (38th); education and health (23rd); and quality of life (55th). Affordability measures included housing costs (Venice was 78th), income (79th) and property taxes. Besides the obvious, weather measures included Â”ood risk Venice is high among best beach townsBy BOB MUDGESTAFF WRITER FILE PHOTOWarm weather, lots of sand and beautiful sunsets contributed to VeniceÂs high ranking among best beachfront towns in which to live.OceanÂs gentle giants found off Southwest Florida coast Swimming with whale sharks PHOTO COURTESY CONOR GOULDING/MOTE MARINE LABORATORYHere, a whale shark o the coast of Southwest Florida can be seen swimming with its mouth wide open to suck in as many tiny bits of food as possible. This photo was taken with Jack Morris leading a successful whale shark tagging expedition June 14.WHALE | 7 BEACH | 7
Page 2 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN The West Villages Sun is published every Thursday by Sun Coast Media Group. Mike Ruiz North Port Sun & West Villages General Manager 941-564-3284 email@example.com For ad sales, call 941-429-3015 For editorial content, call 941-206-1124 For circulation, call 941-429-3000 or visit www. MyWestVillages.com. Click on ÂNews,ÂŽ then click on ÂCommunity Information.ÂŽ NORTH PORT Â„ Several community organizations have received a helping hand thanks to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The foundation recently approved $3.8 million in grants and another $508,000 in scholarships. Grants are dispersed at the end of the foundationÂs Â“scal year in June. The foundation invested more than $35 million in the community over the past year, according to Mark Pritchett, president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The Â“scal year for the foundation ends June 30, and the new one begins July 1 with donations pouring in throughout the year. ÂWe donate throughout the year,ÂŽ Pritchett said. ÂThis is the last big (donation).ÂŽ Donations for the foundation come from across the region Â„ from Boca Grande all the way to Bradenton, Pritchett said. One grant given during this Â“scal year was $10,000 to the North Port YMCA child care facility. He said the grant came from a North Port resident who wanted the money given back to the city. The grant is help the child care facility, which is in need of repairs. According to a release by the foundation, the grants approved included one for $100,000 to support the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation for its First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Initiative. The funding for the initiative helps low-income expectant mothers and families access prenatal, newborn and early childhood development care. The foundation also donated another $27,500 to the Gulf Coast Partnership, which is the lead agency in addressing homelessness in Charlotte County. Another $40,000 was donated to the United Way of Charlotte County to support the new position of collective impact manager. According to the release, the collective impact manager will oversee collaborative initiatives that serve vulnerable women, speciÂ“cally mothers of substance-exposed children, underemployed women and homeless women. About $97,000 went to Ringling College of Art and Design and Sarasota County Schools. According to the release, $60,000 went to Ringling for classroom design and $37,000 went to the school district for professional development and support of teachers. The last grant went to the Van Wezel Foundation, for $25,000 to support the planning phases of the organizations capital campaign to create a world class performing arts center. The release also stated that a $20,000 grant was awarded The SKY Family YMCA in Venice to sustain scholarships for low-income families to participate in the variety of childrenÂs programs. Several grants were also awarded to the North Port Community Scholarship, All Faiths Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County and North Port Meals on Wheels. To learn more about the Gulf Coast Community Foundation or to donate visit www. gulfcoastcf.org.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgGulf Coast Community Foundation awards grants to area agenicesBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER As the daughter of Betsy Ross (yes, that really is my momÂs name!), I grew up with a great love of the Â”ag. What a beautiful sight this week to drive through the streets of our West Villages Florida neighborhoods and see many American Â”ags waving proudly. This week, our thoughts are on the sacriÂ“ces made by our countryÂs brave men and women in service, and the amazing gift we call freedom. I have had the privilege of meeting many proud veterans among the West Villages residents, so itÂs Â“tting that West Villages waves its red, white and blue on holidays such as Independence Day. IslandWalk, for example, boasts a beautiful Â”ag pole dedicated to our veterans. In order to help those West Villages residents who may be less familiar with residential Â”ag etiquette, weÂve put together a few answers to some commonly asked questions.Am I flying the flag correctly at my home?First, Â”ags should be hung on Â”agpoles with the blue Â“eld (union) on the top, and when a Â”ag is hung on the wall, the union should always be on the top left regardless of whether the Â”ag is vertical or horizontal. It may look funny at Â“rst when hung vertically, but the blue Â“eld should always be on the top left. Additionally, the Â”ag should only Â”y during daylight hours or accompanied with a light. The U.S. Flag Code also suggests that a Â”ag should not be displayed in times of inclement weather unless it is an Âall-weatherÂŽ Â”ag or synthetic Â“ber Â”ag. This is obviously tricky in Florida since weather becomes inclement very quickly here, but we recommend bringing your Â”ag inside when a big storm is headed this way, as well as keeping a light on it if itÂs going to be left up at all times.When is it time to get a new flag?ItÂs technically up to the homeowner, but the guidelines say that the time to retire a Â”ag is as soon as it is Âno longer a Â“tting emblemÂŽ Â„ that means substantial fraying or any discoloration. Florida sunshine will take as much color out of the Â”ag over the years as the wind will tatter it, so use your judgment here. You can buy an American Â”ag online, at any local hardware store, and in most big box stores, but there are a few Â”ag specialty stores nearby who would be glad to help.What do I do with my old flag?WeÂre glad you asked, because this is important. The American Legion posts in both North Port and Venice will properly dispose of any old or damaged American Â”ag. Funeral homes often will take them for you as well.Can I wear a flag?Technically, as long as your article of clothing is not made from an actual Â”ag, youÂre in the clear, but please use discretion. You also can wear a great American Â”ag lapel pin as long as it is fastened over your heart. Following these simple guidelines will help us all show our love of this country with respect and reverence. From all of us at West Villages, we hope you had a wonderful Independence Day this week.The flags of West Villages Florida NORTH PORT Â„ After several days of worry, it turned out that a tree containing ashes of Robert Marth was never really missing. The magnolia tree, which contained the ashes of Jessica PalmerÂs late husband, was believed by neighbors to be stolen from the 5900 block of Tallbrook Road over the weekend. Palmer has moved to Tennessee, but could not Â“t the tree in the moving truck and left the tree in the care of neighbors until it could be picked up, according to neighbor Michelle Cook. Marth and his wife married earlier this year after he became ill. The couple, Cook said, initially planted the young tree together. Cook, along with a second neighbor were watching over the house and the tree, when it went missing over the weekend. ÂThe next door neighbor didnÂt take care of it, another neighbor took it and cared for it,ÂŽ she said. According to Cook, that neighbor regularly walked their dog by the house and would stop to check on the tree, after noticing the soil was dry and the leaves were wilting took the tree home to care for it. ÂHe meant no harm,ÂŽ Cook said. Cook spent Monday putting up posts across social media in regards to the tree, one post on the ÂNorth Port NeighborsÂŽ Facebook page had dozens of shares comments. She has since taken those post down and put up posts saying the tree was returned. Cook had called North Port Police on Sunday and the police department was investigating the tree as stolen. Cook later called Palmer on Monday after Â“nding out the tree was with a neighbor, and was instructed to move the tree back. The tree is now back at the home and being cared for by the original neighbor Â„ Cook added that some people get involved that shouldnÂt. ÂA neighbor did a loving act of kindness,ÂŽ Cook said. As for Cook, she wants Palmer and her family to have peace. Email: email@example.comÂStolenÂ tree, ashes, were just next doorBy ALEXANDRA HERRERASTAFF WRITER W.V. Marketing ManagerSondra Guffey Family PracticeCall 941-460-1341To Schedule Your AppointmentWE ARE HERE FOR YOU! South County Medical Center579 S Indiana Ave, Unit A Englewood, FL 34223 ENGLEWOODMCRHS.ORG adno=721474
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 3 WEST VILLAGES SUN SARASOTA Â„ If Sarasota County voters can make it through what is expected to be a lengthy ballot this November, they will Â“nd some issues of local interest. Leading the way, is a referendum placed on the ballot in March by the Sarasota County commissioners. That referendum asks voters to approve the county borrowing up to $65 million to complete the purchase of the last segment of the Legacy Trail and construct the entire 9-mile extension from Culverhouse Nature Park to near Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. A referendum is necessary since the purchase price exceeds the $22.6 million limitation in the county charter on the countyÂs borrowing power without voter approval. Besides the Legacy Trail issues, petitions with the required 15,000 signatures have been submitted to Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner for inclusion on the ballot. The Â“rst of these additional three measures, Â“led by Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, asks voters to change the county charter to require the election of commissioners by a single district. At present, while commissioners represent a speciÂ“c district they live in, they are elected at large by all county residents. The change, if approved by county voters, would mean only the voters in a speciÂ“c commission district would vote on a candidate to represent the district on the commission. The county had single-member districts in the early 1990s, but the charter was amended in 1994, making the change to at-large elections. The Â“nal two issues come from a single organization, Reopen Beach Road Inc., and deal with an ongoing controversy regarding a May 2016 decision by the county commission over Beach Road on Siesta Key. That decision, which came through a rezoning petition, vacated a portion of the public road, and now-commission candidate Mike Consentino has advocated continuously for the commission to reopen and reverse their decision. The Â“rst question posed by the groupÂs petition asks county voters to add a new section to the county charter to require the county to retain and not sell countyowned park, preserves, beach and water access and waterfront vistas, according to the ballot title. The second measure proposed by the group, also a charter amendment, would explicitly require the county to rescind the vacation of Beach Road and reacquire ownership as the road existed on Jan. 1, 2016. Through email, Turner wrote he would notify both the County Commission and the county attorney that the petition organizers had met their threshold. It will now be up to the county commissioners to call for the election and place the three questions on the ballot. That will likely occur in August after commissioners return from their annual break.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Referendums worth millions on Sarasota County ballot in NovemberBy WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENT SOUTH VENICE Â„ The Florida Wildlife Commission is working with Sarasota County ofÂ“cials and animal trappers to Â“nd and remove the alligator that attacked two pets in Shamrock Park on Friday evening. The German shepherds, named Rio, 6, and Lucy, 5, were reportedly loose in a swampy area of the park near the basketball courts when dog owners Susan Kosterman and Alan Knapp, who live nearby, heard a loud yelp from one of the dogs. By now the animals were both out of sight, Knapp told authorities. He then heard a splashing, and saw Rio take off into the water. Knapp said he heard more yelps and saw Rio come out of the water bleeding heavily from his neck and head area. The couple called for Lucy but she never came out of the water. They rushed Rio to the Emergency Vet Clinic in Port Charlotte where the animal was euthanized due to severe head injuries. The veterinarian said wounds were consistent with an alligator attack. The alligator and missing dog have yet to be located. Parkgoers are being warned to be extra careful, and are strongly urged to keep their dogs on a leash at all times. Venice resident Kaitlyn Plows was at the playground at Shamrock Park with her son over the weekend. She was shocked to hear what transpired. ÂItÂs very scary,ÂŽ Plows said. Rick Adams of ABC 7 WWSB contributed to this story. Email: email@example.comFlorida Wildlife Commission: Gators kill dogsBy GREG GILESSTAFF WRITER Riverwood Golf Club, Golf & Nature at its Finest!Special 18 Hole & Twilight Rates AvailableBook your Tee Time Online or Call Today (941) 764-66614100 Riverwood Drive | Port Charlotte, FL 33953 | www.riverwoodgc.comSome restrictions and conditions apply. adno=50536815 Summer Memberships Available! For More Info Visit Us Online Today at Riverwoodgc.com
Page 4 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN NORTH PORT Â„ Ears perked up when Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio made a comment about River Road at a recent meeting. Near the beginning of the Sarasota County Commission budget workshop, Maio reported about a May meeting of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization in which River Road came up along with the timeline regarding the road swap. During that meeting, North Port Vice Mayor Linda Yates asked the Florida Department of Transportation representative about the status of River Road. Saying there was a lot of paperwork and agency reviews involved with the road swap between the county and state, the representative said the formal paperwork wouldnÂt be completed until the beginning of 2019. That came as a surprise to MaioÂs fellow commissioners and County Administrator Jonathan Lewis. ÂThatÂs not my expectation,ÂŽ Lewis responded. ÂI would like to see it done by November.ÂŽ By email Friday, Sarasota County Public Works director Spencer Anderson conÂ“rmed that the original time line outlined in the verbal agreement between the county and state which called for completion of the formal documents by the end of 2018 was still in place. ÂI have conÂ“rmed with the FDOT that there is shared understanding that the desired time line for completing formal agreements for the road transfer is before the end of the 2018 calendar year. This is consistent with previous discussions weÂve had with the FDOT on this time line,ÂŽ Anderson wrote in his email. In May, commissioners formally accepted a deal with the state, under which the state will take over River Road from U.S. 41 to Interstate 75, and the county will accept responsibility for portions of Midnight Pass Road and Stickney Point Road, excluding two moveable bridges on those roads. Once the formal documents are completed and North River Road is in state ownership, the state can allocate funding for the project and place it in FDOTÂs Â“ve-year work program. The time line for that portion of the project from West Villages Parkway to I-75 to begin, as negotiated by the county and state, is in 2024, the Â“fth year of the work program. Any slippage in drafting the formal agreements, would then push the project further back. The negotiated agreement between the county and state also calls for the county to construct that portion of North River Road from West Villages Parkway to U.S. 41 in 2021. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOfficials: River Road plans flowing on courseBy WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENT Linda Yates Alan Maio, District 4 Jonathan LewisA body found in the Myakka River near North Port has been identiÂ“ed as David Wayne OÂRee, 50, of Venice. OÂRee was reported missing by his girlfriend on Friday at 12:30 p.m., according to ofÂ“cials at the Sarasota County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. At 3:22 p.m., a boater found OÂRee deceased, Â”oating in the Myakka River, north of a bridge along U.S. 41 between Warm Mineral Springs and River Road, the SCSO report released stated. OÂRee lived about a half a mile from where he was found, according to authorities. ÂI just donÂt understand why this happened,ÂŽ Ron Hampson, a friend and neighbor of OÂRee, told Suncoast News Network. ÂI mean, heÂs always out there. Something mustÂve happened.ÂŽ OÂRee would have turned 51 next Sunday. SCSO is currently working on an investigation with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to rule out a vessel crash. SCSO Criminal Investigation detectives are working with the Medical ExaminerÂs OfÂ“ce to determine a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers. com. Email: email@example.comBody found in Myakka River identifiedBy LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA Sarasota County Fire Department along Playmore Drive on Friday afternoon responded to the call of a body found in the area. Twin PalmsChiropractic Health Center Unique Team ApproachÂ€ Chiropractic Care Â€ Primary Medical Care Â€ Massage Therapy Â€ Physical Therapy 808 E Venice Ave Â€ Venice, FL 34285 (941) 412-3800 Â€ twinpalmschiro.com adno=54537457 adno=54537438
Page 6 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN For the 15th year in a row, Sarasota County Schools maintained an A rating for the 15th year, according to the Florida Department of Education. For the fourth year in a row, the Charlotte County school district has earned a B grade. The FDOE uses data Â„ including student achievement in subjects from language arts to mathematics, graduation rates and college or career acceleration Â„ to determine overall school and district grades each year. ÂI am elated,ÂŽ said Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Todd Bowden in a news release. ÂIn a year Â“lled with incredible distractions in our schools, including Hurricane Irma and school safety concerns, our teachers, students, administrators and staff did an amazing job of staying focused and inspiring learning. Our teachers should feel especially proud of these outcomes, and the incredible work they do every day to help our students succeed.ÂŽ Compared to neighboring counties, Charlotte falls somewhere in the middle. DeSoto received a C again; since its inception, Sarasota has been an A district. ÂI want to personally thank our students, teachers and staff for their dedication, and our parents and community members for their continued support helping to move our district in the right direction,ÂŽ Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Steve Dionisio said. ÂWe are celebrating our successes today, knowing well that there is much work to be done.ÂŽ According to Sarasota School Board member Shirley Brown, that county is only 2 points away from being No. 1 in the state. Sarasota County Schools have had a referendum passed again this year to help in funding of the school district. Many schools in the area retained their grades from last year. Charlotte High School, for instance, has held a B grade since 2014. This year, Charlotte earned 648 total points, 25 more than last year and 59 percent of points possible. Sarasota had nearly 100 more points at 734. ÂCharlotte County Public Schools students, teachers and staff continued to stay focused and worked hard each and every school day to improve both our school grades and ranking in the state of Florida,ÂŽ Dionisio said. This year, the extra points have moved Charlotte up to 28th place out of 67 districts, an improvement from 30th place last year. In 2014, the county only earned a C and was ranked at 48th place. CCPS has not been an A district since 2011, but school leaders hope to make the improvements necessary to return to that distinction. School ofÂ“cials hope voters in November will approve a referendum to boost teacher pay and instructional time, among other improvements. 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Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 7 WEST VILLAGES SUN tagging two whale sharks off Sarasota County last month. The two tagged whale sharks, a 16-foot-long male nicknamed ÂColt,ÂŽ and a 22to 25-foot female nicknamed ÂMinnie,ÂŽ will grant researchers advanced insight into the lives of these Â“sh. Mote will be able to record the whale sharksÂ location and depth, as well as the temperature of the waters in which they swim. ÂWeÂre trying to piece together the entire life cycle of these sharks, their migratory routes, and preferred habitats to understand them and then be able to protect them,ÂŽ said Dr. Bob Hueter, senior scientist and director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote. Protecting these creatures has become an increasingly important objective for wildlife conservationists and marine biologists everywhere since the International Union for Conservation of Nature placed whale sharks on their vulnerable list. Diminishing population size does not pose as much of a threat in the Gulf, but it is an issue in the Maldives and Philippines, where Â“shermen are hunting whale sharks at an alarming rate, despite legislation prohibiting them from doing so. Whale sharks can also be found by the Yucatan Peninsula, which is where Hueter says many of the ones spotted in Gulf go after leaving here. According to Hueter, these animals come to the coast of Southwest Florida because of the abundant food resources here. These resources are so abundant that he questions why more whale sharks do not frequent the area. ÂThis is speculative,ÂŽ he said, Âbut they may have adapted to not come here that often ... a Â“lter feeder is not compatible with red tide.ÂŽ Red tide, a harmful algal bloom, negatively affects the kind of marine life that whale sharks ingest when Â“lter feeding. Since red tide is most prevalent in the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, it is possible that these creatures have adapted to stay away. This year, however, the sharks are staying in the region longer than usual. Hueter attributes this to the stability of the weather conditions in the area recently. These weather conditions have also made identifying the distinct spotted pattern of whale sharks through the ocean waves easier, leading to an increase in the number of sightings. Local Captain Mark Kaufman spotted one about 30 miles off the coast at the beginning of the month. ÂWhen youÂre not expecting it and youÂve never seen one, it was exciting to see,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt didnÂt seem like it was worried about us, just seemed kind of like it was curious about us.ÂŽ His response is typical of those who encounter whale sharks; they are known for their peaceful nature. Their reputation as harmless has led many boaters to jump in the ocean with them. Some brave swimmers have even been known to grab a Â“n and hitch a quick ride on a whale shark. Although Hueter does not support this particular fad, or touching this animal at all, he does encourage eager boaters to get in the water with them. ÂThey are the largest animal on the planet you can get that close to and not be in danger,ÂŽ he said. ÂYouÂll never experience anything like it for the rest of your life, so go for it.ÂŽ Whatever the reason, there has been a deÂ“nitive spike in whale shark sightings in the area recently. Those going out far into the Gulf should look down every once in a while. They might be surprised to see a gentle giant accompanying their journey.WHALEFROM PAGE 1The million-dollar questions are: Where are they mating, hunting and where do their young live?Â„ Jonathan Green, director of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project PHOTO PROVIDED BY KIM HULL, MOTE MARINEIn this le photo, a Mote Marine scientist swims out to a whale shark that has been tagged with a device that satellites can use to track the shark.AP PHOTOIn this 2017 photo provided by Simon Pierce, Jonathan Green checks on a n-mounted satellite tag on a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands area of Ecuador. Despite typically being bigger than a double-decker bus, the elusive whale shark has only tiny, almost useless, teeth. ItÂs also one of the least understood animals in the ocean. and hurricane storm surge risk as well as water temperature. Safety measures included both the violent crime rate (23rd) and the property crime rate. Economic measures included the unemployment rate, population and income growth and the foreclosure rate (59th). Education and health measures included the school system, the public hospital system and air, drinking water and beach water quality (20th). Quality of life, the most heavily weighted category, included measures ranging from the average commute time to work to the number of nightlife establishments per capita (42nd). Venice didnÂt make the top 5 Â„ or bottom 5 Â„ in any individual measure in the study, but Sarasota did. The city tied for Â“rst in nightlife establishments per capita, restaurants per capita and coffee shops per capita. See the study at WalletHub.com.Email: email@example.comBEACHFROM PAGE 1 SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. Sarasota Soil & Water Conservation District Board Â… July 5, 9 a.m., Conference Room, Twin Lakes, UF/IFAS Extension, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Call 941-861-9900 Seniors Advisory Council Â… July 5, 3 p.m., Room 226, William L. Little Health & Human Services Center, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-2882Keep light out of sight during sea turtle nesting season As summer approaches and trips to the beach become more frequent, Sarasota County is reminding all visitors and residents to keep light out of sight during sea turtle nesting season. The biggest threats to sea turtle survival are often man-made: coastal structures and indgestible plastic. Only one out of every 1,000 hatch lings will survive to adulthood, as each year thousands of hatchlings die from predation, exhaustion and starvation due to the disorientation Activities disruptive to sea turtles are prohibited during nesting sea son, from May 1 through Oct. 31. Here are some ways you can help sea turtles beat the odds: and recreational items from the beach. beach so turtles have direct access into and out of the water. beach at night. marked nesting areas. extinguish or shield lights visible from the beach, or replace white high-intensity lighting with amber or red light-emitting diodes (LED) or For more information call 941-8615000 or visit scgov.net. Most government services, Independence Day Most Sarasota County Government Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus service on Independence Day. However, will be operating from 10 a.m. to midnight. Recreations and Natural Re sourcesÂ recreation centers will be open noon to 5 p.m., and the be open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 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Page 8 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 13 ENGLEWOOD Â„ On Friday and Saturday, the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art & Design, will feature artisan vendors, kids' activities, art demonstrations and music in its galleries and classrooms. As a treat, Southern soul food prepared by Baylor's Food Truck will be offered for sale in the center's parking area. ÂMadeBy Gallery will feature artwork, jewelry, books and other products designed or created by the Ringling College of Art & Design alumni and current students,ÂŽ Art Center Director Samantha Parkinson said. ÂSandy Stanley and Maren Thompson, who work in our ceramics studio, will feature artwork as well. Rock painting and citrus printing activities for children will be led by Nichole Moranda, one of our EAC children's instructors, and Erica Groff, our program coordinator. KidsÂ projects will take place in the Burke Studio during both days of our art market.ÂŽ During the two-day EAC event, attendees will be treated to live musical entertainment by The Neptunes and a variety of artist demonstrations being held in adjacent classrooms. The list of returning and new art vendors includes: Chuck Tyger, acrylic paintings primarily on canvas; Ellen Long, watercolor and mixed media artwork and handmade paper bead jewelry; Mary Gaines, stained glass; Nancy McCune, unique metal and clay jewelry; Tricia Beuler; custom jewelry and paintings; Jill Lindsey, alcohol inks, mixed media artwork; Raquel Paladino, abstract painting; Gloria Rees Hansen, paintings, books, sculptures; and Stephanie Flees, jewelry, note cards and T-shirts. ÂInviting the general public and local artists to attend this second annual early summer art market is an ideal way for locals to learn about the Englewood Art Center and the classes and exhibitions that we offer during the year,ÂŽ Parkinson said. The center is at 350 S. McCall Road, Englewood. Go to www.ringling.edu/eac to view fall schedules and exhibit information. Call 941-474-5548 or visit them at www.facebook.com/ Englewood/ArtCenter. Summer fun at the Art MarketBy CHRIS KOURAPISSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDKids will learn how to create citrus prints using oranges, lemons and grapefruit during the Englewood Art CenterÂs summer art market on July 6 and 7. IF YOU GOOn Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, the Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art & Design, will be featuring artisan vendors, kidsÂ activities, art demonstrations, and music. The EAC Summer Fun Art Market is scheduled to take place from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Road, Englewood. Go to www.ringling.edu/eac to view fall schedules and exhibit information. Call 941-474-5548 or visit www.facebook.com/ Englewood/ArtCenter. VENICE 941-488-0000PORT CHARLOTTE 941-629-9954SARASOTA 941-365-1556 DIRTYCarpet or Tile Is What You Have Unless Cleaned By Gulf Coast!$10 OFF ANY SERVICE OVER $125Exp. 3/31/18 1 discount per customer*Actual coupon must be presented at time of service and prior to expiration date. NO Photocopies.Â€Furniture & Drapery Â€Tile & Grout Cleaning Â€24-Hr Water Removal Â€FREE Mold Inspection Â€Airduct Cleaning Â€Oriental & Area Rugs Â€Hardwood Floor CleaningÂYour services are always prompt, e cient & courteous.ÂŽ Dr. David Rubin Eye Health & Vision Center of Venice100% Guarantee State License MRSR30 www.gcclean.com 2017adno=54537637 Exp. 7/31/18 ÂAlways a great job. Service people are terriÂ“ c. You all have been my Âgo toÂŽ carpet cleaner for over 12 years.ÂŽ Mrs. Mullen Pelican Pointe, Venice adno=54537507Largest Home Furnishing Showroom in VeniceÂ€ Thousands of Decorating Items Â€ Hundreds of Lamps Â€ Florida Artwork Â€ Recliners Â€ Complete Bedrooms Â€ Living Rooms1250 U.S. Hwy. 41 Bypass, S. Venice, Florida 34285 Visit our weekly auction every Thursday at 5:30 pm Store (941)488-4358 Â€ Auction (941)485-4964adno=54537399
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 9 WEST VILLAGES SUN SARASOTA Â„ What if organisms in Sarasota Bay could help tame the effects of red tide? ThatÂs what researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory are hoping to Â“nd out. This week, Mote is starting a lab study on whether certain organisms have any effect on Karenia brevis the organism responsible for toxic algal blooms called red tide. When the naturally occurring organism gathers in dangerous amounts, it can lead to respiratory irritation in humans and often causes Â“sh kills. The study will use six ladder-like structures that have had time to accumulate Â“lamentous green algae Â„ the stringy, matted plant that typically is the Â“rst to attach to underwater structures Â„ and Â“lter feeders like barnacles, tunicates and oysters in Sarasota Bay. Vince Lovko, a Mote staff scientist who manages the phytoplankton ecology program, said three of the structures were scraped clean of any organisms, acting as the control of the experiment, and the structures will sit in six separate tanks full of red tide-tainted water. TheyÂll know if theyÂre successful by sampling the water and counting the K. brevis cells. ÂItÂs a small kind of pilot, quick-and-dirty study,ÂŽ said Lovko, who will lead the project along with Tracy Fanara, who heads MoteÂs environmental health program. If it works like Lovko expects, Mote researchers plan to expand their study to use a larger living dock, which consists of artiÂ“cial reefs that Â”oat under docks. In preparation, a living dock is currently amassing these organisms in the bay. This, too, depends on further funding. The Boca Grande Red Tide Initiative provides funding to Mote for researchers to Âthink outside the boxÂŽ when it comes to researching ways to reduce red tideÂs effects, said Mote senior scientist Rich Pierce. Right now, monies from the group are currently being used in a lab study on how well ozone can remove red tide in water. ÂTo my knowledge, a study on using artiÂ“cial reefs to impede the effects of red tide has not been done,ÂŽ Fanara said in a press release. This project was partially inspired by a conversation with Florida Keys Community CollegeÂs Dean of Marine Science Patrick Rice, Fanara said. He used living docks to improve water clarity and restore canal habitats in Marco Island. ÂOur study is applying an old concept Â„ that Â“lter feeding organisms can improve water quality Â„ in a new way,ÂŽ Fanara continued. The project could lead to real-life solutions, but donÂt expect it to be a cure for red tide ruining a good beach day. To stave off a bloom like the one thought to have persisted since November, that would likely take thousands of living docks, Lovko predicted. It just wouldnÂt be feasible. Rather, if in turn the second study gets expected results, these living docks could be used for community outreach for residents in smallerscale canal communities like Boca Grande. Mote researchers hope that residents would buy or build their own so they can then study how they improve the health of the canals and address red tideÂs effects. ÂItÂs a good start,ÂŽ Lovko said. Scientists hope this study is successful, not only because it would suggest that these organisms can tame the effects of red tide, but it can also lead to more research questions in this genre. 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Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 11 WEST VILLAGES SUN ENGLEWOOD Â„ After serving as a law enforcement ofÂ“cer in Detr oit, Englewood was a paradise to Gary Schroeder 48 years ago. Englewood is still a paradise to him. And for his commitment to the Englewood community, the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce inducted Schroeder into its Secret Society of Smoked Mullets. ÂHe is a Â“xture in our community and always is happy to see anyone he meets with his grin from ear to ear,ÂŽ emcee Keith Rowley said. RowleyÂs father, Rex, was last yearÂs Smoked Mullet inductee, but he couldnÂt attend the annual luncheon June 29 at the Waverly restaurant on Manasota Key. ÂThe stories he has told many of us of his early days as the town sheriffÂs deputy would make a great book Â„ but many of the names would have to be changed,ÂŽ Rowley quipped. Surrounded by his wife, Pam, their children and grandchildren, Schroeder was surprised and humbled when his name was announced as this yearÂs winner. ÂAll of you who are (named as Smoked Mullets) have really contributed to the community,ÂŽ Schroeder said. Since the beginning of the Secret Society of Smoked Mullets in 1996, when it was Â“rst created by then-chamber president Nita Cole, the goal was to create a fun way to honor those whose contributions helped to shape the character of Englewood. The Â“rst mullet recipient was Dr. John Flower, EnglewoodÂs Â“rst dentist and a noted amateur wildlife photographer. Schroeder was more than a police ofÂ“cer to Englewood. HeÂs remembered for mowing a Â“eld Â„ where the Palm Plaza shopping center is now located Â„ so young people could play sports. He was known to take breaks and shoot a few hoops with Englewood teens. Schroeder was known as ÂSergeant FriendlyÂŽ to Englewood Elementary School students before school resource ofÂ“cers were assigned to schools. He participated in this yearÂs Project Graduation for Lemon Bay High seniors. Schroeder remains active in EnglewoodÂs Masonic lodge. HeÂs no stranger to the Englewood Expo and other civic events. After the Detroit riots in 1969 and 1970, city police ofÂ“cers and other civil servants were required to move into the city. Gary and Pam Schroeder decided to move to Englewood and join PamÂs grandparents, Leola and Robert Plumb. The Schroeders, then a family of four, lived in an efÂ“ciency. ÂIt was kind of cramped,ÂŽ he said. He applied to local law enforcement agencies immediately and had to work for General Development Corp. before he got the call from the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. In 1977, Schroeder answered a call that a ÂbigÂŽ intoxicated man was threatening a woman bartender with a knife. When he arrived on scene, Schroeder couldnÂt wait for backup since bar patrons told him the man was holding the woman down, ready to kill her. ÂIf it was your wife or daughter, would you want me to wait (for backup)?ÂŽ Schroeder asked. ÂGuess what, I went in.ÂŽ The woman got loose and the man put down the knife, but he violently resisted arrest. During the struggle, the man kneed Schroeder in his lower back, breaking his spine in four places. The injury left Schroeder wheelchair-bound, but he remained a sheriffÂs deputy until he retired in 1985. The life-altering injury also didnÂt dissuade his love of Englewood. To learn more about the Secret Society of Smoked Mullets and to see its roll of honorees, visit: www. englewoodchamber.com.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂSgt. FriendlyÂ is newest Smoked MulletBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER MANASOTA ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND UNIQUEWhile the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce honored old Englewood with its annual Secret Society of Smoked Mullets luncheon Friday, John McCarthy, historic Spanish Point executive director, talked about Âold, oldÂŽ Englewood Â„ actually paleo-Manasota Key. State archaeologists are diving oshore in 20 feet of water and continuing their ongoing investigation of a 7,000-year-old burial site. Sea level at the time of the burial was 33 feet lower than it is today. FloridaÂs shoreline extended far out into whatÂs now Gulf waters, and the burial site remained preserved under a layer of peat on the sea oor. ÂIt is a globally signicant site,ÂŽ McCarthy said. The site is the only burial site in the Americas discovered underwater and one of the three ÂmarineÂŽ burial sites globally. But whatÂs as important, is that this site should be shown the Âreverence and respectÂŽ any burial site deserves, McCarthy said. FloridaÂs Seminole and Miccosukee tribes view the site as a burial ground of their ancestors and expect it to be respected. The exact location is secret. Anyone disturbing the burial site can be charged with a felony. 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Page 12 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN WATERLINE Photo providedOkeechobee water owing down the Caloosahatchee is a problem. But so is rampant development across Florida. A LIFE ON THE WATER Â• CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Blame or solution?WhatÂs more important to you: Blame or solutions? LetÂs stop placing blame for our water quality problems. ItÂs counterproductive. We need to identify the factual problems; then acknowledge them so we can address the issues. ItÂs way past time to start Â“xing the sources of our red tide and water quality challenges. Red tide and water discharges are nothing new. We have endured them forever. Yes, forever. Our water quality problems have grown as our population expands. More growth and development, more problems. Things exploded as we dredged and Â“lled projects all over Florida in the 1950s and Â60s. We have had numerous problems since they dredged the Intracoastal Waterway more than 50 years ago. We altered natural Â”ows and Â”ushing all over Florida, and now we pay the price for messing with Mother Nature. We enjoyed a paradise until it was altered by human hands. This is a problem that isnÂt going away without sacriÂ“ces and a lot of money. If you think preventing more damage is expensive, just try to replace our ecosystems and economy after itÂs destroyed. It canÂt be done Â„ not at any price. The Army Corps must release water from Lake Okeechobee or endanger lives from breaching the dikes. Just look at the loss of live in 28 hurricanes. Blame sugar and agriculture if you want, but if they disappeared tomorrow we still have bigger problems. Is it possible that political manipulation could be behind much of this to hurt Commissioner Putnam and other Republican candidates? You are being led away from actual problems. Many of us are distracted for someone elseÂs political gains. We continue to cram more new folks into our coastal and watershed areas. More people creates more runoff and increased pollutants in our waters. Ignore reality or acknowledge real issues and accurately, scientiÂ“cally identify the sources. Which is more important to us? Green yards and lush high maintenance landscaping or our water quality? Look at our developed lands and how they follow our coastlines and watersheds. These population concentrations contribute nutrients which feed and stimulate red tide blooms and algae growth. In many areas right now, the awful stench from decaying green algae is as bad as the dead Â“sh. Algae thrives in cooler water but dies in summer heat. Yes, old dead Â“sh are also problems in many areas. When they combine, itÂs a disaster. I watched a program on Charlotte CountyÂs channel last week about water quality issues in FloridaÂs springs and estuaries. It was a board meeting of SwiftmudÂs last meeting on these issues (April, I believe). They have addressed the agriculture issues and believe these are minimized. Look at evidence and make your own conclusions. Agriculture businesses canÂt afford to waste money with todayÂs tight proÂ“t margins. Fertilizers are only productive if kept in the root zone layers. Golf courses are smarter and have minimized their runoff losses too. Both Swiftmud and Dr. Brian LaPoint have studied our issues and deduced from their works that septic leaching and yard runoff are our largest contributors to nitrogen. Many educated leaders and scientist believe that the Kissimmee River and Caloosahatchee Rivers are polluted and major problems requiring our immediate attention. The Kissimmee watershed has about two million people living upstream with about 600,000 septic tanks. Septic systems cannot function properly if the water table is too close. They require dirt to function properly. This red tide eruption occurring now has trashed our local economy for the last big weekend opportunity of summer. We are now facing the slow season without that extra weekÂs income. We were actually lucky this backed down for Easter because it was looming then. Note that this red tide bloom occurred before any Lake O discharges could have reached our area. This outbreak, like all the others, came right after a heavy rain event. We have local problems that require our attention if you want to solve our pollution problems. Watch that Swiftmud meeting to understand the problems better. IÂm not impressed with the exposure-seeking captains complaining but not addressing the actual problems or offering any thought out potential solutions. I brought this issue up at every Charlotte Harbor meeting that UF sponsored and Sea Grant helped with. We are dying if we continue to ignore our problems! The press has picked up this issue and is warning folks to stay away from our coast and beaches, just before the Fourth of July. This hurts the local economy signiÂ“cantly. But can you blame them? Who wants to spend the holiday on a stinky beach? 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Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 13 WEST VILLAGES SUN CASPEROLDHANDSIGMAS DIPOLEREVENUEONEACT SLIPINDORSALFINMEANLY ESCAPESLECARRE ALLTIMERFINNSSALTBATH BOBATEAMETEDBIGOTRY FREREFINISHERSAXIOM ARRDREADSDOUBTSNUN BEGSELLIEENRONHGTS HUFFINESSREFINANCE MWAHAARP SEAMONSTERDEEPTHREAT ARTHOPESOALDRINETC CLEFGREATWHITEGLIB KERRYAMISNITEPOBOY HAUNTSSATORI RAZZESSHARKMALIGN JAZZUPDEAFEARWOLFED ANALAMITYISLANDLIAR WARELATTETENORASTO STDSITSOKSLIMYSHOP ANSWERS to crossword NORTH PORT Â„ After 38 city commissioners, at least 73 commission meetings and 40 years, the North Port aquatic center broke ground. A ground breaking for the center was held June 30 at Butler Park, behind the Morgan Family Community Center, 6205 W Price Blvd. Joan Morgan, whose family the Morgan Center is named after, remained cautiously optimistic about the project in the backyard of her namesake. Â(IÂm remaining cautious) until I can jump in the pool,ÂŽ she said. ÂIÂm trying to feel a little more conÂ“dent Âƒ we had a 5-0 vote to build in 2010 but weÂre in uncharted territory now.ÂŽ Morgan, along with various city commissioners and staff over the years, have fought to bring a pool to North Port and replace the aging YMCA pool in the city. The new pool construction contract was approved on June 12 with Recreation Design and Construction Inc. There is also a design contract with Kimley Horn and Associates, who were originally tapped for the project in 2009. The pool is slated to be completed in July 2019 and cost roughly $10,832,069.79. It will include a 25-meter stretch pool which can be used for 25-yard or 25-meter swim competitions, two slides, a bowl slide, a childrenÂs splash area, a lazy river, shading, bathrooms, locker rooms and a concession stand. Multiple people at the event echoed the same sentiment: this new pool has been a long time coming. ÂI sure wish this pool was here now since itÂs 110 degrees out,ÂŽ Mayor Vanessa Carusone said. ÂWeÂre very well aware things take a long time to get accomplished but now we stand before you with something we started almost 10 years ago. This is truly a great achievement in a city where you can achieve anything.ÂŽ Community members are excited for the opportunities it can bring speciÂ“cally the children of North Port. ÂOver the past Â“ve years or so weÂve starting moving forward and itÂs refreshing to see,ÂŽ said Gene Matthews, namesake of the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club, said. ÂOf course we have the Boys and Girls Club but (additional) events and activities for the kids is very important.ÂŽ And others believe the pool will help add a layer of water safety the city does not currently have. ÂThe North Port swim team will have meets and it will be great,ÂŽ said Mary Jane Hayes, a North Port resident since 1977. ÂAnd when you live so close to such a big body of water kids really need to learn how to swim by just wading in.ÂŽ As for the kids, they are just as excited to eventually splash in to the latest North Port amenity. ÂIÂm excited because itÂs a new pool and has lots of other things,ÂŽ said Ava Muehlmeyer, 8. ÂThe (YMCA pool) is way tinier and this will be way bigger. IÂm excited to go on the slides and check everything out.ÂŽEmail: email@example.com North Port groundbreaking makes a splash for projectBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER City commissioners have some fun before the groundbreaking.SUN PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYAQuentin Willis, 4, was ready Saturday for the Aquatic Center to open in North Port. Tricia Wisner, City of North Port Parks and Recreation Manager Joan Morgan, long time advocate for the pool and aquatic center, poses with the design of the project. Florida Dental Implant Center941.484.4004Say Yes To Implant Secured DenturesEAT WHAT YOU WANT PRESERVE JAW BONE & RESTORE CONFIDENCE & BEAUTY Arthur I. Acker, D.M.D. Â€ Nicole R. Lehninger, D.M.D.200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL Â€ www.FLDentalImplantCenter.com Do You Want To Feel More Condent About Your Smile?Complimentary Comprehensive Examination Absolutely FREE Valued at $375 FREE IMPLANT DISCUSSIONSeptember 20th, 2017 at 4 PMRSVP for you and a friend S Y T I l t S d D t Our Team Working For You July 11th, 2018adno=54537417 deserves a breakEVERYONE ONE If youÂre responsible for helping a loved one recover at home from surgery, illness or injury, you know all too well these days are few and far between. Our respite / vacation program gives you the opportunity to take a break from these demands. YouÂll have the added peace of mind knowing they are receiving around-the-clock professional care. Whether you use respite care on a regular basis, or just for a special occasion, call to learn about our short stays and affordable rates. Call today.ManorCare Health Services Venice 1450 East Venice Avenue Â€ Venice, FL 34292 941.486.8088 Â€ manorcare.com/Venice 201 7 HC R He alth care LL C adno=54535003 2017
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Page 15 WEST VILLAGES SUN Free coffee is one way to get people on the move. To lure departing passengers to the terminal early for morning Â”ights, Punta Gorda Airport is giving away coupons redeemable for a free large coffee or a 20-ounce water. Both items retail at $2.79. The goal of the promotion is to relieve congestion at the airport. The promotion runs from July 1-7. The coupons will be given to the Â“rst 100 departing passengers who clear security screening by 5:30 a.m., each morning, and will be redeemable at The Junction or the kiosk near gate one inside the departures waiting area. ÂOur neighbors value PGD for its ease of use and convenience, and we want to keep it that way,ÂŽ said PGD CEO James Parish in a press release. ÂWeÂre hoping this program will raise awareness and incentivize passengers to arrive early.ÂŽ Due to PGDÂs recent growth in passengers, there has been more trafÂ“c on the roads, as well as busier parking lots, check-in counters and security lines, according to the release. In a recent Allegiant Air travel alert, Punta Gorda was one of just a few airports listed for having longer-than-normal wait times at security checkpoints. Others included Destin/ Fort Walton Beach, Orlando/ Sanford and Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona. ÂThings were obviously very busy during our record-breaking prior year (season),ÂŽ said Kaley Miller, PGD marketing and communications manager, Âso we had started brainstorming an incentive promotion before I even noticed this listing was on AllegiantÂs alerts page.ÂŽ In May 2018, PGD saw a total of 118,050 passengers, compared to 97,304 in May 2017. PGD reached a record high passenger count at 192,947 in March 2018. In March 2017, the airport noted a total passenger count of 141,802. For early morning Â”ights, PGD recommends that passengers arrive at the terminal two hours before their scheduled departure time. This will allow time for check-in, screening and boarding. It was also noted that it is important for Allegiant Â”ights to depart on time so the Â”eet can stay on track for Â”ights scheduled later in the day. The weeklong incentive program is a pilot program that will be considered for future busy holiday weeks. PGD is partnering with Faber International, an in-airport provider of concessions, for the promotion. In response to the inÂ”ux of passengers and the airportÂs conversations with Allegiant about improving logistics, Miller said Allegiant has started scheduling Â”ights for 6 a.m. starting in mid-December to space out the time between departing Â”ights. The earliest Â”ight is now 6:30 a.m. ÂThat means our Transportation Security Administration screening partner and AllegiantÂs check-in staff will also have to be open a half-hour earlier,ÂŽ said Miller, Âso it requires extra coordination in scheduling.ÂŽ PGD has also put in a request for a Â“fth lane to help with trafÂ“c in the terminal. ÂTSA is reviewing PGDÂs request for a Â“fth lane,ÂŽ said Miller. ÂWe are all working together in hopes to have the Â“fth lane open by the end of 2018.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPunta Gorda Airport officials hope free coffee creates ÂespressoÂ lineBy DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITER Carpet Â€ Ceramic Â€ Laminate Hardwood Â€ Vinyl Â€ Area RugsÂAll You Need To Know About FloorsÂŽFinancing Available For Quali ed Customers825 E. Venice Ave. Â€ Venice Best Of Venice 2003-2016941-488-1810www.mcpcolortile.com 2017HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8-5 Â€ SATURDAY 9-2Truck Mounted Cleaning Division Carpet Â€ Tile Â€ Furniture Â€ Restoration WE SELL IT Â€ INSTALL IT Â€ MAINTAIN ITadno=54535145 adno=54538732 Voted Best Dental Implants 2017 3D Guided Dental Implant Placement Fixed Dentures Â€ Same Day Crowns, Full Mouth Restorations Â€ IV Sedation, Expert Teeth Whitening Â€ Kybella Dr. Brent Beyer Dr. Charles DavisDr. Frank LewickiFacial Spa ServicesCall For Our Monthly SpecialNew Patients Welcome!1218 E Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285941.488.1075www.venicedentist.com ADNO=54534999 adno=54536269
Page 16 Thursday, July 5, 2018 WEST VILLAGES SUN The Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recently presented a program about snakes in Florida at the North Port Public Library. During the event, three snakes were shown to the participants, with the opportunity to touch the snakes and asks questions about the animals. Kids check out snakes at library Below: Zoe Kaplun, 7, pays attention to all the information shared recently about snakes at the North Port Public Library. Lynda Becherelli, a parks naturalist with Sarasota County, plays with Lucky, a corn snake, during a recent program at North Port Public Library. Above: Dilan McGeachy, 4, learns how the tempo mandibular joint is dierent in humans and snakes. Jack Anderson, 3, gets to touch Casper, a corn snake at North Port Public Library, recently. Aiden Hagarty, 13, participates in a question-and-answer section of the presentation at North Port Public Library recently.SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYALola Robinson, 10, learns the dierence between poisonous and venomous at North Port Public Library during a presentation recently about snakes. adno=50538232 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018